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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:12 am
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Yeah, even to a casual observer, it's quite evident that most of the folks in the trump administration suffer from being full of Special High Intensity Training (SHIT) but in virtually all cases that training is in the wrong area or is totally irrelevant to their Supposed Position Or Task (SPOT). This, of course, results in a virtual epidemic of SHIT SPOT's.
:D Speaking of which, leaving soon?

Senior Trump official embellished résumé, had face on fake Time cover
State Dept. official Mina Chang claimed to be a Harvard Business School "alumna" who ran a nonprofit that worked in 40 countries.


Unqualified, padded resume, serial liar, fake charity, magazine cover hoax - she fits right in.
Did you see that Seema is up to her old tricks at Medicare? I read that she has been able to keep trump campaign and transition staff employed to the tune of millions of dollars to run her social media bs. Her friends bill us $380/hour for answering her email.



No time to post link now but it should be easy to find

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Did you see that Seema is up to her old tricks at Medicare? I read that she has been able to keep trump campaign and transition staff employed to the tune of millions of dollars to run her social media bs. Her friends bill us $380/hour for answering her email.

No time to post link now but it should be easy to find
Trump allies received hundreds of thousands of dollars under federal health contract
Campaign, White House veterans were among 40 PR consultants on a $2.25 million contract.


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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:12 am
neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:22 am
Yeah, even to a casual observer, it's quite evident that most of the folks in the trump administration suffer from being full of Special High Intensity Training (SHIT) but in virtually all cases that training is in the wrong area or is totally irrelevant to their Supposed Position Or Task (SPOT). This, of course, results in a virtual epidemic of SHIT SPOT's.
:D Speaking of which, leaving soon?

Senior Trump official embellished résumé, had face on fake Time cover
State Dept. official Mina Chang claimed to be a Harvard Business School "alumna" who ran a nonprofit that worked in 40 countries.


Unqualified, padded resume, serial liar, fake charity, magazine cover hoax - she fits right in.
:lol: Yeah, I saw that story earlier; even posted a comment on yahoo about how she knew she was applying for a position in the trump administration and probably thought she was SUPPOSED to lie.

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https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-chief-f ... 32011.html
Another sycophant to be nominated.
A what point do we worry about the effective decapitation of our government?
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:48 pm
https://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-chief-f ... 32011.html
Another sycophant to be nominated.
A what point do we worry about the effective decapitation of our government?
You beat me by 18 minutes, with the same article.

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"When you can make people believe absurdities, you can make them commit atrocities."
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The Executive Branch Is Staffed Entirely With People Who Tell a Half-Crazy Guy What He Wants to Hear
What could go wrong?


This is the sixth Pentagon official to quit in the past month. This cannot be good.

From Defense News:
[Eric] Chewning becomes the sixth high-profile exit from the Pentagon in the last month, although there should be no gap between his exit and Stewart’s start. Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said the building “continues to bring in high quality personnel" to fill the empty spots in the building.
All the best people. That comes on top of this. From The New York Times:
Rear Adm. Kevin M. Sweeney has resigned his post as chief of staff to the United States secretary of defense, the Defense Department said Saturday.

Mr. Sweeney had become chief of staff to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in January 2017, and his resignation comes soon after Mr. Mattis’s own pointed departure in December. The two had known each other for years.

Mr. Mattis said then that he had resigned in protest of President Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria and in protest of the president’s rejection of international alliances. Mr. Mattis had originally said he would step down at the end of February, but angered by Mr. Mattis’s criticism, Mr. Trump said he was removing Mr. Mattis from his post two months early.
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Trump's newest Russia adviser 'escorted from White House' amid security investigation

I didn't even know that Putin was in the US. Did he take a second scoop of ice cream?
... He is the third head of European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council to leave the post in the past year.

His two predecessors, Tim Morrison and Fiona Hill, both gave evidence at the impeachment hearings held by the House of Representatives last year....
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https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-le ... onalities/
... So what kind of lawyers would take a case like this? It appears that it isn’t top conservative legal talent. According to George Conway, the Trump critic and high-powered conservative lawyer (and husband to White House aide Kellyanne Conway), the top law firms won’t go near Trump. He has a bad reputation for not paying his legal bills and refusing to follow his attorney’s advice, making the lawyer (and him) look like fools. They also worry that the top law school talent will go elsewhere rather than be associated with this administration.

Trump has already gone through a slew of attorneys in his three years in office. His original White House counsel, Don McGahn, left long ago, as did Trump’s personal lawyers John Dowd and Ty Cobb, who handled the Mueller investigation. Also gone is Emmet Flood, who was on Bill Clinton’s impeachment team and would have likely been an asset in this proceeding....
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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:45 am
https://truthout.org/articles/trumps-le ... onalities/
... So what kind of lawyers would take a case like this? It appears that it isn’t top conservative legal talent. According to George Conway, the Trump critic and high-powered conservative lawyer (and husband to White House aide Kellyanne Conway), the top law firms won’t go near Trump. He has a bad reputation for not paying his legal bills and refusing to follow his attorney’s advice, making the lawyer (and him) look like fools. They also worry that the top law school talent will go elsewhere rather than be associated with this administration.

Trump has already gone through a slew of attorneys in his three years in office. His original White House counsel, Don McGahn, left long ago, as did Trump’s personal lawyers John Dowd and Ty Cobb, who handled the Mueller investigation. Also gone is Emmet Flood, who was on Bill Clinton’s impeachment team and would have likely been an asset in this proceeding....
The part of the trial I watched yesterday was kind of like the old "Green Acres" television show with Oliver Douglas being the Democrat presenter and Mr. Haney doing the GOP side. The GOP section of the Senate consisted of 53 Arnold Ziffles.

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Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:09 am
The part of the trial I watched yesterday was kind of like the old "Green Acres" television show with Oliver Douglas being the Democrat presenter and Mr. Haney doing the GOP side. The GOP section of the Senate consisted of 53 Arnold Ziffles.
Opinion: Why Trump's Threadbare Legal Argument Will Probably Work

Let’s dispense with one thing off the bat: President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense is — in addition to being riddled with false factual claims and misleading characterizations — legal claptrap.

It’s also likely to work.

The essence of the argument, which appears in a 110-page brief submitted Monday by the president’s ragtag legal team in advance of his Senate trial, is that Trump can’t be impeached for behaviors that are not actual crimes....

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that a president who described the Constitution as “like a foreign language” would cling to such a legally preposterous claim. But to be fair to Trump and his lawyers, it’s the only one left. The evidence amassed during the House impeachment proceedings — that he shook down a foreign government in the service of his own reelection campaign — is overwhelming, and Trump has yet to counter any of it with so much as a single piece of paper or word of testimony. He has given himself no option but to say, in effect: “Yeah, I did it. So what?”

... So why is Trump’s argument almost certainly going to work? Because the Republican majority in the Senate, led by Mitch McConnell, knows that its own survival is tied to Trump’s, and cares more about its grip on power than its fidelity to constitutional governance....
Plus, it IS a campaign felony and treason for POSPOTUS to request an investigation of his political rival by a foreign government even if there was no coercion. Idk why that wasn't a separate charge.

In other words, Moscow Mitch and the rest of the Repugs are greedy and pants-wetting terrified wimps, co-conspirators that detest all integrity and responsibility and truly hate America.
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It's the psychobabble defense. Once it's presented, normal people will go :wtf: and start to wonder if they can lie in court.

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Found while looking for something else:

In the 25 years of D presidents, there have been a total of 3 executive branch officials indicted, with 1 conviction, and 1 prison sentence.

In the 28 years of R presidents, there have been a total of 120 indictments of executive branch officials, 89 convictions, and 34 prison sentences.

But I'm sure "there are very nice people on both sides"

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Ever read "The Sotweed Factor"?

The courtroom scene reminds me of the Trump defense team.
Buh-Bye, President Plump...

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neoplacebo wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:09 pm
It's the psychobabble defense. Once it's presented, normal people will go :wtf: and start to wonder if they can lie in court.
This thought occurred to me also, the normalization of lying in court. Great precedent that will soon be know as the POSPOTUS defense.
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O Really wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:08 am
Found while looking for something else:

In the 25 years of D presidents, there have been a total of 3 executive branch officials indicted, with 1 conviction, and 1 prison sentence.

In the 28 years of R presidents, there have been a total of 120 indictments of executive branch officials, 89 convictions, and 34 prison sentences.

But I'm sure "there are very nice people on both sides"
That's hard to believe. Not the R part, but that there aren't more stupid D's.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:09 am
O Really wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:08 am
Found while looking for something else:

In the 25 years of D presidents, there have been a total of 3 executive branch officials indicted, with 1 conviction, and 1 prison sentence.

In the 28 years of R presidents, there have been a total of 120 indictments of executive branch officials, 89 convictions, and 34 prison sentences.

But I'm sure "there are very nice people on both sides"
That's hard to believe. Not the R part, but that there aren't more stupid D's.
I think this is the source for O Really's data, though the numbers are slightly different for the Dems:
7 indictments
3 convictions
1 prison sentence, as O Really says
Note: The sole Obama conviction in 8 years was Republican/Independent Gen. David Petraeus’ misdemeanor, so not even a "stupid D". Hah.

http://www.blueridgedebate.com/forum/vi ... ns#p105960
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... GOP Admins Had 38 Times More Criminal Convictions Than Democrats, 1961-2016
We compared 56 years of corruption in Republican and Democratic presidencies: both sides are not equally corrupt.
https://rantt.com/gop-admins-had-38-tim ... -1961-2016
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:05 am
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Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:09 pm
It's the psychobabble defense. Once it's presented, normal people will go :wtf: and start to wonder if they can lie in court.
This thought occurred to me also, the normalization of lying in court. Great precedent that will soon be know as the POSPOTUS defense.
It's consistent with his strategy for addressing all non-trial negatives that we've seen since his campaign began and probably before that.
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(United States Army Lieutenant Colonel) Vindman Escorted From White House After Trump’s Senate Acquittal

“Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth. His honor, his commitment to right, frightened the powerful.”
... Vindman’s twin brother, (United States Army Lieutenant Colonel and JAG Officer) Yevgeny, was also dismissed from his post as an ethics lawyer for the NSC, according to people familiar with the matter....
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