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Old 06-08-17, 01:51 PM
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If we don't get into anything pesky like a war or anything.
or NY and LA getting wiped out by a tsunami like in Day After Tomorrow because of Trump's climate change policies. Just as likely.
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Old 06-08-17, 02:03 PM
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"Only the best people" This has to be a joke. Right? Hopefully?
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Old 06-08-17, 02:12 PM
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So far I've been proven right. He's still in office. No momentum anywhere to get him out of there.

I want him gone as much as anyone. I've just given up on the process. He never should have made it into office. Now that he's there, it'll be 100x harder to get him out of office. Repub leadership will NEVER turn on him. We saw that play out today.

So what happens after Comey's testimony? Doesn't seem to be anything actionable. Fox News is touting everything Clinton to Trump supporters.

Tomorrow we'll go right back to same old Trump, same old Republican leadership. It sucks but that is life in Trump's America.
This.. sadly this
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Yes, it's important to highlight a single poll, out of context, that may or may not signify a trend, but is more likely a slight aberration from other recent polls which have Trump at anywhere from the upper-30s to mid-40s.
It's still a data point. In conjunction with others it has more meaning, but it's still the new lowest data point and thus is significant; especially since it's already an average score made up of other data points.
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He's a terrible communicator and his tweets are embarrassing, but the stock market is setting new highs with his pro-business actions so far and potential cuts to corporate tax rates. I've made a ridiculous amount of money so far this year. If we can get a good run in the market for another couple years, I may retire before I'm 50.
This is kind of the crux of things, and no disrespect intended, but as long as people make money, and see that they will make more money under certain circumstances, then things will keep chugging along like they are currently.

Unless we hit another 'great recession' during his first term, Trump's sticking around.
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Had to check Twitter to see if that is fake or not.
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Old 06-08-17, 02:41 PM
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So far I've been proven right. He's still in office. No momentum anywhere to get him out of there.
We haven't even completed the 5th month of a 48 month term. So "so far" is 10% of his term. You're giving yourself way too much credit.
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Old 06-08-17, 02:43 PM
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apparently McCain is blaming staying up too late watching baseball on his performance today.
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Conservative guest just now on CNN: "The real story here is Loretta Lynch and the leaks!"
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That day you realize Grandpa John is just never going to be the same again

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Conservative guest just now on CNN: "The real story here is Loretta Lynch and the leaks!"
I wish when people say that kind of thing, the host would just tell them "GTFO of here with that crap!"
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That day you realize Grandpa John is just never going to be the same again

"Went over people's heads"... so it's their fault for not understanding?
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Old 06-08-17, 03:13 PM
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Get ready for another financial crisis! Yay!

House lawmakers are poised to pass the "crown jewel" of the GOP-led regulatory reform effort on Thursday, effectively gutting the Dodd-Frank financial regulations that were put in place during the Obama administration.

Called the Financial Choice Act, the Republican bill seeks to undo significant parts of the 2010 financial reform law.

Crafted by House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, the bill is expected to pass despite vehement objections by Democrats to preserve the sweeping law aimed at preventing another financial crisis and protecting American consumers. For any bill to pass in the House, it requires at least 218 votes.

"I will go out on a limb and say that I believe it's going to pass today," Hensarling told reporters at an event at the conservative Heritage Foundation Thursday. "It will be the culmination of a lot of good work by a lot of good people."

Republicans criticize the Dodd-Frank regulations as the primary driver for anemic economic growth in the U.S. and for enshrining too-big-to-fail, which they say paves the way for future taxpayer bailouts of the country's biggest banks.

On Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Hensarling's bill would keep the GOP's promise to cut onerous financial regulations in order to help create jobs and foster economic growth.

"We see the Financial Choice Act as the crown jewel of this effort," Ryan said at a press conference. "The Dodd-Frank Act has had a lot of bad consequences for our economy, but most of all in the small communities across our country."

Hensarling's bill would give the president the power to fire the heads of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a consumer watchdog agency created under Dodd-Frank, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, at any time for any -- or no -- reason.

It also gives Congress purview over the CFPB's budget, meaning lawmakers could defund the agency entirely.
http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/08/news...eal/index.html
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Old 06-08-17, 03:16 PM
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We haven't even completed the 5th month of a 48 month term. So "so far" is 10% of his term. You're giving yourself way too much credit.
Considering there are plenty saying "he's on the way out" I don't think I'm too far off. And it's not like anyone involved is going to suddenly become a different person, so I don't know what will be different months/years from now when the same people are still in charge.
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Old 06-08-17, 03:19 PM
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That day you realize Grandpa John is just never going to be the same again

I think creekdipper stayed up late watching that game as well.
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Old 06-08-17, 03:21 PM
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That was something people never understood about Obama's economy ... it was steady and reliable. The GOP want a pre-Obama false economy back. Where families can finance 3000+ sq/ft homes and have $100's of thousands in credit card debt and car loans.

This time around, I'm going to take for myself long before the bubble bursts. I know people who made retirement-level cash by selling their home retails and flipping homes pre-2008. Those who didn't sell lost everything.
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Old 06-08-17, 03:21 PM
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I think creekdipper stayed up late watching that game as well.
While not a personal attack per se, 'calling out' other posters in this way is treading a line.
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"Went over people's heads"... so it's their fault for not understanding?
Yeah I think that's a continuation of the incoherence. Seriously John needs to go see a neurologist ASAP.
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Old 06-08-17, 03:27 PM
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While not a personal attack per se, 'calling out' other posters in this way is treading a line.
sorry, the locked threads clouded my judgement. My apologies
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Old 06-08-17, 03:39 PM
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sorry, the locked threads clouded my judgement. My apologies
So you're trying to lift the cloud around you like Trump?
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So you're trying to lift the cloud around you like Trump?
Yes, but the mods are ignoring my hopeful private messages
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Old 06-08-17, 04:00 PM
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Yes, but the mods are ignoring my hopeful private messages
Don't worry, this administration aggressively goes after leakers so all your fears about any of your messages where you typed and cried for a good thirty minutes, telling stories of your youth on the potato farm, getting a STD from a woman you made out of potatoes, burlap, & honey, and finally the later horror of watching your family eat that now-potato-chowder-woman (both sweet and a little nutty your mom remarked), will be safely held close to the chest.

This administration is, if nothing else, not incompetent.
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