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Old 13.12.2017, 17:36
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Great day for the Washington DC establishment. Hurrah!


Now you're really clutching at straws. What's "Washington establishment" about Doug Jones, a highly qualified and respected lawyer who has never held elected office until now? Gee, he sounds just like your President (well, except for the highly qualified and respected bits).

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I can empathise, I do support the England cricket team, after all.
I feel for you, mate.
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I would love to see ALL professional politicians wiped off of Washington DC, left and right, and replaced by real everyday Americans dealing with issues that affect real everyday people; doctors, lawyers, bakers, plumbers, etc. It is suppose to be a representative democracy, not a damned plutocracy.
Ooooh, I almost forgot to respond to this gem. So you'd like to see real everyday Americans like billionaire self-confessed sexually-abusing misogynist racist intellectually below-average property developers heading your democracy. And here we go again:
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Old 13.12.2017, 17:59
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Gets worse!

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Palestinians no longer accept US as mediator, Abbas tells summit. Abbas was speaking at a hastily convened meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul.

Palestinian president demands UN takes charge of peace process after Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel
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As I mentioned earlier, Kushner's peace project is down the toilet
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Just another example of how absof**kinglutely mad some GOP politicians are.

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You realise Doug Jones won by 3,020,000 more votes than Trump?
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Eh???

Results still unofficial, but... Jones only had 671,151 in total (out of a total possible 3,326,812 votes).

http://www2.alabamavotes.gov/electio...?ecode=1000915
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The look on this face is priceless ...

https://www.indy100.com/article/roy-..._campaign=i100
I wonder, did Kushner swear on the Bible ?
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Eh???

Results still unofficial, but... Jones only had 671,151 in total (out of a total possible 3,326,812 votes).

http://www2.alabamavotes.gov/electio...?ecode=1000915
I assume he is linking to Trump's loss in the popular vote which when netted with Jones popular vote win gives something like this number?
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Judge Moore’s choice of campaign vehicle didn’t help

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I assume he is linking to Trump's loss in the popular vote which when netted with Jones popular vote win gives something like this number?
Yep, Trump won the popular vote by a landslide margin of -3,000,000, and Jones won his race by 20,000 (both numbers rounded, of course).

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Looks like it comes with fries, a shake and a free toy, so far... and more to come.

"It's delicious," as Loz would say.
It is delicious!

More troubling evidence of election meddling at the FBI
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Oh come on, WSJ owned by Trumps friend Murdoch have been saying anything to try and discredit the investigation. Get some independent sources ffs. You may as well be quoting the news of the world
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Oh come on, WSJ owned by Trumps friend Murdoch have been saying anything to try and discredit the investigation. Get some independent sources ffs. You may as well be quoting the news of the world
Indeed.
The voters are split roughly fifty/fifty between Dems and GOP supporters so it is highly likely that Mueller's team will show the same demographics unless Mueller were to recruit his team from Mars.

So far nobody has even one shred of evidence that the FBI agents involved allowed their personal opinions to leak over into their professional work; incidentally the newspaper reports of their emails claim they were equally critical of Hillary!
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Gotta catch up on this thread, but wanted to address this. Briefly, no Kushner did not swear on the Bible. Not because he objected, but because he's only a staffer and not an elected official. All the WH staff stood in a group, raised the right hand, and repeated the oath.

Most elected officials swear on the Bible when they take the oath of office, but the Bible part is not legally required.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Not directly Trump related but in the current #metoo storm...
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Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who refused to resign after allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, apparently killed himself Wednesday night.

The Bullitt County sheriff, Donnie Tinnell, said Johnson shot himself on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Tinnell confirmed the death to WDRB-TV in Louisville.
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He seems to have been an unpleasant character but did not deserve to die
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The sexual assault accusations against Johnson were revealed as a sexual harassment scandal involving four other Republican lawmakers was unfolding at the state capitol.
The former Republican house speaker Jeff Hoover resigned his leadership position after acknowledging he secretly settled a sexual harassment claim with a member of his staff. Three other lawmakers were involved in the settlement, and all lost their committee chairmanships.
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The White House said Wednesday that Manigault Newman had tendered her resignation as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison and that her last day in the administration would be next month.

A number of newspapers claimed she was fired.
The Secret Service said"Our only involvement in this matter was to deactivate the individual's pass which grants access to the complex." which seems to support the "fired" theory as she will be unable to enter the complex and work out her notice period.

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Another episode in the Trump soap opera!
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yeah, it's going to be the bigliest embassy in all of Jerusalem. It's going to be so bigly that all them paddle-stinkian towel heads are going to stop shagging their sheep and come inside and play blackjack instead. Wonderful people those paddle-stinkians. Amazing. I love them all. And peace will reign for ever after. It's going to be the bigliest peace deal in history. Just you wait. This is how I win bigly.
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...It cements Israel's legitimacy, while potentially turning Trump into a hero in Judeo-Christian history. It is said to be fulfilling Jewish prophecy...
What the actual f...???

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Indeed, one of Trumps master strokes was choosing Pence.
I don't think Trump chose Pence himself. The Rs realized they were stuck with Trump and needed someone establishment to still be on the inside. Pence was a good choice given his background in the House and as a governor of a Rust Belt state. Trump saw the logic in the choice, like Pence's head-nodding at all the right spots of his speeches, and figured it would give him better odds with swing voters.

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Israel does want a two-state solution, if only for reasons of demographics....
But as a first step, the Palestinain leadership could say, you know what, we'll stop hollering and bickering about Jerusalem. That's not the same as giving it away or dropping our claim entirely, but you know, there are more important things. So let's talk about that now.
Yes, it seems Israel's two-state solution is it gets all of Jerusalem and whatever the Palestinians want is irrelevant. If we take your argument and flip it, why not have the Israeli leadership say they're willing to let Jerusalem's borders and recognition go for now. Why does it have to be the Palestinians that give in?

Not saying I agree with either side, just offering more options.
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Yes, it seems Israel's two-state solution is it gets all of Jerusalem and whatever the Palestinians want is irrelevant. If we take your argument and flip it, why not have the Israeli leadership say they're willing to let Jerusalem's borders and recognition go for now. Why does it have to be the Palestinians that give in?

Not saying I agree with either side, just offering more options.
At the end of the day, why not?

Make Jerusalem into some sort of international autonomous self-governing city state that provides equal rights and equal access to all three religions. And if both Palestians and Israelis want to make their capital there and have their ministries and government there, why not? In terms of embassies, it would save a lot of money if a single embassy could handle the diplomatic contacts to both sides simulataneously.

So maybe Trump was just a bit too far ahead?

Acheieving such a solution would require both sides to relinquish their claim.
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Make Jerusalem into some sort of international autonomous self-governing city state that provides equal rights and equal access to all three religions. .
Completely agree with this.
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Make Jerusalem into some sort of international autonomous self-governing city state that provides equal rights and equal access to all three religions.
Sounds like common sense to me. It'll never happen though.
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