State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Postby Il Segaiolo Pedantesco » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:34 pm

He did pay nearly $200,000 in taxes to China...
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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Postby McKinstry » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:38 pm

Anybody hear Trump mention how that Mexico paying for walls thing is going? I keep hearing crickets.
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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Postby Hew Johns » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:57 pm

There are also financial issues. I doubt any of the $400 million creditors want to be last in line.
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Postby Hermit » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:10 pm

McKinstry wrote:Anybody hear Trump mention how that Mexico paying for walls thing is going? I keep hearing crickets.


He somehow thinks that siphoning it from the defence budget is the same thing.
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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Postby McKinstry » Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:42 am

https://www.yahoo.com/news/televangelis ... 43672.html

It looks as if we can shut down this thread. Pat Robertson has assured us that God wants Trump to win and then the world will end, by asteroid.

Kind of God giving the world a terminal enema.

He's at least naught for two but maybe the third time is the charm.
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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Postby Voice From Limbo » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:21 am

Wow -- I'd better buy donate for more Jim Bakker Buckets o' Slop.

https://youtu.be/rOH37W0jPpA
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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Postby Ssanemax » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:14 am

McKinstry wrote:he could get hoisted on that petard.


By. not on. Just one of my many bugbears

McKinstry wrote:The specter of jailing your predecessor reeks of banana republic behavior.


That was rather the point I was getting at - trust Macunaima to miss the point - but in fairness he lives in a Banana Republic.
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Postby Bronshtein » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:26 am

So Al Capone's mistake was not becoming President?
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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Postby Ssanemax » Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:36 am

Bronshtein wrote:So Al Capone's mistake was not becoming President?


true that. as I say, 30 years of fairly rectitudilinear men washed away the memory of about 150 years of seriously dodgy men holding the Office of president of the US, so Nixon's impeachment was more of a shock. Really, he was more a reversion to the mean than a blip.

But if you are going to say to people like Donald 'don't you dare lose office now, or we will destroy you' then Julius Caesar will have been merely a footnote in History when ex-president Hiram T Mandiblaster or whoever crosses the Potomac with his army beholden only to him and starts proscribing.
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Re: State of the Union - pre/post election & whatever...

Postby Macunaima » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:07 pm

Ssanemax wrote:
McKinstry wrote:he could get hoisted on that petard.


By. not on. Just one of my many bugbears

McKinstry wrote:The specter of jailing your predecessor reeks of banana republic behavior.


That was rather the point I was getting at - trust Macunaima to miss the point - but in fairness he lives in a Banana Republic.


Speaking as a citizen of a so-called banana republic, the thing the U.S. could do that would make them most like Brazil is allow Presidential privilege to continue for an entire lifetime, even in the face of heaps of evidence of wrong-doing.

It’s well known that no politician ever goes to jail in Brazil for very long. Want to act like a democracy? Hold ex-presidents to the same standards as any other citizen.

There’s a reason all our corrupt politicians end up in Miami, you know, and it’s not because the U.S. has a fair, open, and just legal system.
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