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post #42251 of 45126
Pence’s Israel trip has now been “indefinitely postponed”:

http://thehill.com/policy/international/366975-pence-visit-to-israel-indefinitely-postponed-report

Happy new year!
post #42252 of 45126
Gosh, it's almost like they don't want him around or something.
post #42253 of 45126

A woman's husband was murdered by a drug gang in El Salvador, and she ended up moving with her son 15 times in a four year period.  With little options, she sought asylum in the United States.  Her 12-year-old son was taken from here, and she will be deported without him:

 

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Her-husband-murdered-her-son-taken-away-a-12462658.php

 

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The boy was crying as federal agents ordered him into the government vehicle. Tell your mother goodbye, they said.
It was late October, and Blanca Vasquez and her 12-year-old son, Luis, had only been in the United States for a few hours. They had crossed the Rio Grande near El Paso, giving themselves up to Border Patrol agents to ask for asylum. A gang in El Salvador had murdered her husband, a military sergeant, and she said they were now after Luis.
For decades, hundreds of thousands of immigrant families from Central America, escaping gang violence and political persecution, have followed a similar path, relying on international treaties protecting those seeking asylum from being summarily turned away.
Vasquez figured she and Luis would be detained, or even released, while she fought for asylum. A 20-year-old federal settlement that bars the extended detention of migrant children would ensure they stayed together.
But that was then. This summer, the practice changed.
Under orders from President Donald Trump's administration, the federal government would begin broadly prosecuting parents who enter illegally, forcing the removal of their children. That enables the administration to detain parents until they are deported or win asylum, rather than freeing them with their children to wait for their cases in the backlogged civil immigration courts, a practice known as "catch and release" that Trump has vowed to end.
The possibility of being criminally prosecuted and separated from their children, the government argued, would deter Vasquez and other migrants from making the dangerous journey north.

But for Vasquez it was too late to turn back.

 

She was in federal prison. And her son Luis was, where?

 

No one would say.

post #42254 of 45126
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Originally Posted by commodorejohn View Post

Gosh, it's almost like they don't want him around or something.

They've probably got him on 25th Amendment standby as a precaution.
post #42255 of 45126
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If and when this all shakes out, I wonder how the information gets filtered down and delivered properly to the masses.  Fox certainly won't cover it squarely, and anything from CNN is fake, BBC will do fine coverage that no one will see.  Trumpers aren't reading the liberal rag Washington post. Forget the internet all together.

I really think Amurika needs a primetime special, airing on all major networks:

 

EXPLAINING TREASON!

Brought to you by Dr. Phil, Troy Aikman, Faith Hill and the holographic ghost of Richard Petty!


Take a hint from The Big Short and have treason explained by Margot Robbie in a bathtub.

post #42256 of 45126

I'll watch that!

post #42257 of 45126
I think we've got a winner folks.
post #42258 of 45126

Trump is on twitter this morning taking credit for the fact there were no commercial airline related deaths in 2017.  And we all remember 2016, when commercial jets were falling out of the sky under Obummer and his lax air safety regulations.

 

The reality, of course, is that the last fatality was in 2009 and Trump had nothing to do with anything.

post #42259 of 45126

DJT's posts have always been absurd but as time goes on, they seems like they are getting way more extreme in their irrationality.

 

 

 

post #42260 of 45126

DJT is a dangerous, ignorant old man...

 

Pakistan holds emergency meeting after Trump's tweet

post #42261 of 45126
The guy who ended DACA protections created by a Democratic president is saying this:

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/948211438472089600

post #42262 of 45126

I.

 

Can't.

 

Fucking.

 

Even.

post #42263 of 45126

I figured someone like Oliver Stone or David Fincher would be the choice to direct the inevitable Trump film.

 

Now I see it needs to be some ridiculous, surrealist fucking shit like Terrence Malick.

post #42264 of 45126

Donald Trump’s Year of Living Dangerously

It’s worse than you think.

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A former senior U.S. official with whom I spoke was briefed by ministers from three of the four countries that attended the dinner. “Without fail, they just had wide eyes about the entire engagement,” the former official told me. Even if few took his martial bluster about Venezuela seriously, Trump struck them as uninformed about their issues and dangerously unpredictable, asking them to expend political capital on behalf of a U.S. that no longer seemed a reliable partner. “The word they all used was: ‘This guy is insane.’”
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Over the course of the year, I have often heard top foreign officials express their alarm in hair-raising terms rarely used in international diplomacy—let alone about the president of the United States. Seasoned diplomats who have seen Trump up close throw around words like “catastrophic,” “terrifying,” “incompetent” and “dangerous.” In Berlin this spring, I listened to a group of sober policy wonks debate whether Trump was merely a “laughingstock” or something more dangerous. Virtually all of those from whom I’ve heard this kind of ranting are leaders from close allies and partners of the United States. That experience is no anomaly. “If only I had a nickel for every time a foreign leader has asked me what the hell is going on in Washington this year … ” says Richard Haass, a Republican who served in senior roles for both Presidents Bush and is now president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

post #42265 of 45126
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
 

I figured someone like Oliver Stone or David Fincher would be the choice to direct the inevitable Trump film.

 

Now I see it needs to be some ridiculous, surrealist fucking shit like Terrence Malick.

 

Right now, I'd want Judd Apatow to try and tackle it.

post #42266 of 45126

The aviation tweet is such an odd one, even for Trump.

post #42267 of 45126

College Republicans and Trump:

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/college-republicans-trump/548696/

 

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But the civil war within the Republican Party is also being waged in campus multipurpose rooms across the country. Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, College Republicans wrestled with whether—and how much—to embrace Trump. In August 2016, the Harvard College Republicans announced that they would not endorse him in the presidential election, calling him a “threat to the survival of the Republic.” The Duke University Republicans abstained from endorsing either candidate. The University of Virginia College Republicans endorsed Trump, only to retract their support after the now-infamous Access Hollywood tape emerged in October, writing “we do not feel Donald Trump accurately represents the way we view and conduct ourselves.” And a handful of the Yale College Republicans quit to form their own group after the club endorsed Trump.
More than a year later, things still aren’t back to normal on the quad. In many ways, the debate over Trump taking place among College Republicans mirrors the national intra-party one: It pits young conservatives who view Trump as a distraction from long-held conservative goals of shrinking government and defending family values against those who see Trump’s presidency and distinctive message as a much-needed adjustment of the party’s priorities.
During a speech to the College Republican National Committee in 1987, President Ronald Reagan called them the “vanguard” of the GOP whose work will “ensure the continued success of Republican goals.” But today, they’re unable to agree on what those goals should be.
College Republicans form an integral component of the party’s grassroots campaign efforts. While it’s true that College Republicans aren’t exactly representative of Trump’s base, these young people represent the next generation of Republicans—and what now seem like low-stakes debates on college campuses will ultimately come to define the party’s future. If Trumpism has a political future, these young people will likely be its torchbearers.

 

A good read, but it's important to note that Trumpism, economically speaking, has molded into establishment ideas on conservatism.  Gone are the promises of good health care for all and no cuts to entitlements.

post #42268 of 45126
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post

I figured someone like Oliver Stone or David Fincher would be the choice to direct the inevitable Trump film.

Now I see it needs to be some ridiculous, surrealist fucking shit like Terrence Malick.
Right now, I'd want Judd Apatow to try and tackle it.
Just cut to the chase and get Mike Judge.
post #42269 of 45126
You're all spelling "Aronofsky" wrong.

Really, there's no way that Trump doesn't become an entire movie genre. Every artist in town is going to want to do their own take.
post #42270 of 45126

I'm just waiting for the inevitable Ken Burns 12 part documentary TRUMP: MADE IN AMERICA that you know is coming in about 10 years.

post #42271 of 45126
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You're all spelling "Aronofsky" wrong.

Really, there's no way that Trump doesn't become an entire movie genre. Every artist in town is going to want to do their own take.

 

The Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker version could be amusing....with Nick Cage as DJT.

post #42272 of 45126
From WaPo:

"Iowa Went Big for Trump, But There Are Signs Its Voters Are Souring on the President"

If bottom-up change is gonna happen anywhere, it's gotta happen in places like this, too.
post #42273 of 45126
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You're all spelling "Aronofsky" wrong.

 

He can do a pair of movies. One about Trump, one about Pence.

 

Title of the Pence doc would be 'Mother!'.

 

ayyyy, too easy

post #42274 of 45126
And the Trump one would be called Requiem for (the American) Dream.
post #42275 of 45126

No longer possible, but I'd want a Jim Henson take to get the Jabba's palace/Labyrinth/Dark Crystal 'carnival of grotesques' vibe down. 

post #42276 of 45126
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And the Trump one would be called Requiem for (the American) Dream.

Black Swan Song
post #42277 of 45126

You guys are missing the obvious: Eli Roth.

 

Anyone who would want to live through this shit THEN watch a film about it has gotta be a torture porn fan.

post #42278 of 45126

Brian de Palma! Made with exactly the same tone, music, and style as The Untouchables. 

 

post #42279 of 45126
Mel Brooks! Made with exactly the same tone, music, and style as The Producers.
post #42280 of 45126
Jody Hill.
post #42281 of 45126

Go big or go home, guys:

 

Uwe Boll

post #42282 of 45126
Crispin. Glover.
post #42283 of 45126
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Originally Posted by ShaunH View Post

Go big or go home, guys:

Uwe Boll
The only genius in the whole fucking business.
post #42284 of 45126
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

 

Right now, I'd want Judd Apatow to try and tackle it.

Armando Iannucci was put on Earth to write and direct this project.

post #42285 of 45126
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

Armando Iannucci was put on Earth to write and direct this project.

 

I say this in total seriousness: the Trump administration's members are all far more incompetent and evil than any of the characters in The Thick of It or Veep. I don't doubt Iannucci would do a great job, but I don't think he could approach it as a satire.  

post #42286 of 45126
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Originally Posted by Farsight View Post
 

Anyone who would want to live through this shit THEN watch a film about it has gotta be a torture porn fan.

 

Seconded. I'm filled with such loathing for the man I couldn't even watch a film where he's just kicked in the balls for two hours.

 

Not that I wouldn't fund a Kickstarter for it, though.

post #42287 of 45126
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Originally Posted by RexBanner View Post
 

I say this in total seriousness: the Trump administration's members are all far more incompetent and evil than any of the characters in The Thick of It or Veep. I don't doubt Iannucci would do a great job, but I don't think he could approach it as a satire.  

Considering the nosedive Veep took after Trump won, you may be right. How can you be stupider than reality?

 

This article features 800 different euphemisms for "Donald Trump is a dumb liar." - https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/01/02/donald-trump-foreign-policy-analysis-dangerous-216202 

post #42288 of 45126

Frank Darabont w/voice over by Morgan Freeman...?

 

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In 2021, Donald Trump attempted escape from Federal prison.

 

All they found in his cell was a orange stained prison clothes…which were originally the standard white ones, a big poster of Time magazine hanging on the wall with a crude drawing of Donald on the cover, and an old, really small…due to Trump’s small hands… rock hammer damn near unused.  

 

I remember thinking it would take a man six hundred years to tunnel through the wall with it but Donny loved walls,  so he promised his cellmate a lot of money to tunnel through it for him….of course, Trump was never going to pay his cellmate and this made Trump happy.

 

Trump didn’t know what geology was and never went to the library (because he hated reading) so when his cellmate tried to explain it to him, he ignored him. I imagine ignorance appealed to him because of his narcissistic nature. A Trump Tower here, a Mar a Lago golf course there. Geology is the study of pressure and time. That's all it takes really, pressure, and time…and Russian money to build golf courses, which he thought he had hidden away....but it had been confiscated by the DOJ.

 

That, and a big goddamn Time magazine poster. Like I said, in prison a man will do most anything to keep his mind occupied. Unfortunately Donny didn’t really didn’t ‘think’ so his favorite hobby was just staring at that big Time magazine poster on the wall while his cellmate took out all the pieces of wall out into the exercise yard, a handful at a time.

 

I guess after he heard that Melania divorced and left him for a 30-something golf pro, Donny decided he'd been here just about long enough.

 

Donny did like he was told, buffed his hair to a high stylized comb over. The guards simply didn't notice. Neither did I... I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a mans hair? Donny was trying to crawl to freedom through five hundred yards of shit smelling foulness I can't even imagine, or maybe I just don't want to. Five hundred yards... that's the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile.

 

Fortunately, Donny was too fat and got stuck in the sewage tunnel.

 

His body was found a week later, when the plumbers came to fix the pipes.

 

He was covered in shit. 

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post #42290 of 45126

Good.

post #42291 of 45126

Orrin Hatch is a mark-ass bitch.

post #42292 of 45126

Gonna see a lot more 'retirements' in the next few months.  Much better to retire than get absolutely crushed in the mid-terms.

post #42293 of 45126

Orrin Hatch's soul retired long ago. Also, every time I've seen him the last year, every word he speaks sounds like his last.

post #42294 of 45126
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

Gonna see a lot more 'retirements' in the next few months.  Much better to retire than get absolutely crushed in the mid-terms.

 

I do hope Issa and Rohrbacher here in CA run again....and lose in the most grand way possible. They should be humiliated.

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I do hope Issa and Rohrbacher here in CA run again....and lose in the most grand way possible. They should be humiliated.

 

Nunes, too, preferably.

post #42296 of 45126
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Originally Posted by Leto II View Post
 

 

Nunes, too, preferably.

Yup, and quite a few more...

 

California could flip the House, and these 13 races will make the difference

post #42297 of 45126

Let's see if Romney will stick to his guns when it comes to being outspoken against Trump once he inevitably replaces Hatch.

 

Spoiler Alert (Click to show)
He won't.
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Originally Posted by wd40 View Post
 

Let's see if Romney will stick to his guns when it comes to being outspoken against Trump once he inevitably replaces Hatch.

 

Spoiler Alert (Click to show)
He won't.

 

From the worst movie David Lynch never made:

 

post #42299 of 45126
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Originally Posted by wd40 View Post
 

Let's see if Romney will stick to his guns when it comes to being outspoken against Trump once he inevitably replaces Hatch.

 

Spoiler Alert (Click to show)
He won't.

Yep, those Romneys definitely stand up for themselves - https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/12/09/wapo_donald_trump_asked_gop_chairwoman_to_drop_romney_from_name_and_she_has.html 

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From the worst movie David Lynch never made:

 

 

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