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Old 01-06-2018, 07:24 AM   #9411 (permalink)
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Wow I can't believe people are still on about the emails

Or maybe the current administration called for more investigation as a distraction Idk

but it's the most weak sauce "scandal" ever
^ Picking up on this comment, Rachel Maddow puts this re-investigation into a frightening perspective: part of an extensive campaign by Republicans and the Trump admin to discredit the Dems, deflect attention from Russian meddling and all its ramifications, and to use the FBI and the DOJ for their own partisan agenda.

RM starts by talking about this weekend's Camp David get-together, which is probably going to be a brain-storming session to oust Jeff Sessions. The picture that RM paints is a scary one for the future of America: all the checks and balances with which people reassured themselves that Trump's power would be restricted - all those checks and balances are being subverted to serve the president. Instead of defending US democracy against Russian meddling, the focus of various investigations is shifting towards defending Trump.

This clip is pretty long, but half of it should be enough to see how things are going:-

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Old 01-06-2018, 07:37 AM   #9412 (permalink)
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Trump is much reminiscent of the dictators we laugh at across the world

so goofy, so bombastically arrogant, so thin skinned and openly against the press, completely negligent towards democratic values, completely lacking in self-awareness
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:54 AM   #9413 (permalink)
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^ Picking up on this comment, Rachel Maddow puts this re-investigation into a frightening perspective: part of an extensive campaign by Republicans and the Trump admin to discredit the Dems, deflect attention from Russian meddling and all its ramifications, and to use the FBI and the DOJ for their own partisan agenda.

RM starts by talking about this weekend's Camp David get-together, which is probably going to be a brain-storming session to oust Jeff Sessions. The picture that RM paints is a scary one for the future of America: all the checks and balances with which people reassured themselves that Trump's power would be restricted - all those checks and balances are being subverted to serve the president. Instead of defending US democracy against Russian meddling, the focus of various investigations is shifting towards defending Trump.

This clip is pretty long, but half of it should be enough to see how things are going:-


It looks like they're taking over YouTube too. They just pulled your video clip.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:08 AM   #9414 (permalink)
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Trump is much reminiscent of the dictators we laugh at across the world

so goofy, so bombastically arrogant, so thin skinned and openly against the press, completely negligent towards democratic values, completely lacking in self-awareness
^ Yeah, but unfortunately laughing is not an effective political tool.

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It looks like they're taking over YouTube too. They just pulled your video clip.
^ OMG! Sombody's knocking at my door ....
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:21 AM   #9415 (permalink)
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^ OMG! Sombody's knocking at my door ....
Is somebody ringing the bell? Do me a favour...
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:21 AM   #9416 (permalink)
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:59 AM   #9418 (permalink)
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I think the worst thing about this and in retrospect, both of the Bush administrations, is that there's very little that's been done to safeguard against these kinds of people from becoming president, and it's been 30 years that we've had to change something. Hopefully we really do learn something from this awful experience, but for some reason part of me thinks we'll **** this up and we won't do anything to stop the gerrymandering or the big donations in politics that make all of it possible.
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So, I got more info on the gay wedding cake story. Apparently the bakers offered to bake the gay couple a REGULAR cake, or even cupcakes or other pastries. Basically, anything that didn't promote a gay agenda, as it went against their personal beliefs. They bakers drew the line at making a rainbow cake with 2 men on top. In the past, they have refused to decorate cakes with Halloween themes or scantily clad females, citing their personal beliefs in those situations as well.

So, the analogy that the gays would starve to death by being refused service goes out the window. They could have virtually any cake they wanted, just not something associated with homosexuality or gay marriage.
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