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« Reply #450 on: October 21, 2019, 08:49:46 PM »
No way that the new socialist Democrat Party would back a billionaire.

why not? the evangelical republicans backed an adulterous Democrat and elected him president.

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« Reply #451 on: October 31, 2019, 04:18:27 PM »
2/3 of the Senate must vote to impeach a president, right?

I'm not seeing the numbers stack up for an impeachment by the Senate.

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« Reply #452 on: October 31, 2019, 05:14:15 PM »
that's why it's never happened.

not to johnson, not to nixon, not to clinton. that didn't stop the process from going forward. morality matters.


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« Reply #453 on: October 31, 2019, 07:51:44 PM »
The number of moral politicians out there can probably be counted on the fingers of one hand.

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« Reply #454 on: October 31, 2019, 10:54:46 PM »
My prediction is that when the Senate votes no to impeachment, the president will use that as a huge PR coup that he survived "persecution" by the Democrats.

We are all well aware of the playbook by now...


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« Reply #455 on: November 01, 2019, 10:24:23 AM »
you're absolutely correct about the playbook, but at this point, i don't know how much it matters. people have chosen sides already. it's like Yankees/Red Sox or pineapple on pizza, there's not going to be much movement. it's just a matter of how ugly it gets.

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« Reply #456 on: November 01, 2019, 11:03:36 AM »
Besides creating even more entrenched ugliness, which is pointless,  I believe the whole impeachment process won't change a thing.

The rules of the game were permanently upended by the President in 2016.

The President doesn't care in the least that folks want him impeached.  These issues are like water off a duck's back.

Previous Presidents had a sense of "shame" or something like that.

The new man in the top office doesn't.

We need a unifying leader to emerge.  And there ain't one. Not on either the Democrat or the Republican sides.




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« Reply #457 on: November 01, 2019, 01:46:18 PM »
that's why it's never happened.

not to johnson, not to nixon, not to clinton. that didn't stop the process from going forward. morality matters.

It believe it would have happened to Nixon.  That's why he resigned.  He knew they had enough votes to convict. 

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« Reply #458 on: November 01, 2019, 04:07:43 PM »
Sometimes I wish everything in Congress required a 2/3 majority.  If a new law, bill, or rule isn't good enough to capture a supermajority then perhaps it's less beneficial or generally acceptable to the population than its proponents assume.  This would also force both parties to compromise and work with each other or they will accomplish nothing, and hopefully then voted out of office.

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« Reply #459 on: November 01, 2019, 07:08:59 PM »
I believe there are some big things that require 60 votes in the Senate to pass, though I'm not certain what the Senate rules are on that.  Personally, I believe "the rules" in the House and the Senate need to be addressed.  Seems to me the party in power is sometimes able to change or manipulate rules to suit their needs.  Also, why does the Senate Majority Leader have so much power?  Able to bring up votes on the floor.....or not.  These rules need to be addressed with fairness, instead of power, leading the way. 

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #460 on: November 02, 2019, 10:40:30 AM »
The state of housing in the area is horrible. If you go to any open house you realize that many people in CB 3 live in outdated,  crowded  and poorly maintained houses or apartments. I am surprised we don’t have more deadly fires given all the illegal basements. So when Target wants to open a new clean store, politicians (via these organizations) run to court to file frivolous lawsuits. You can’t make this up.
This target deal was done behind the backs of the community.  Then once Target got it they wanted more. Guess who was behind this "transparent" deal? The same candidate whom stole the election:
https://jacksonheightspost.com/katz-approves-rezoning-application-for-13-story-building-on-82nd-street

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« Reply #461 on: November 02, 2019, 10:42:09 AM »
We are the most generous country when it come to accepting a high number of legal immigrants into our country and the most compassionate when it comes to giving aid.  If your own house is not in order, don't invite company.
We are even more generous when it comes to selling war.  The reason we have so many people from Central America coming here is the 50 plus years of propping up dictatorships in these countries.

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« Reply #462 on: November 25, 2019, 08:56:51 AM »
I have been watching some of the impeachment proceedings and it's becoming pretty obvious that something fishy happened. Some quid pro quo situation.

However, one question lingers. Why on earth was Hunter Biden on a Ukrainian Gas Company board?

The only reason I can imagine is an attempt by the company to influence his father, the Vice-President and thus US policy.

I mean, no one has ever approached me to be on a Ukrainian Gas Company board and paid me $50K a month. I suppose my father needs to be elected Vice-President first.

The only answer to the question I am posing about Hunter Biden is that "no corruption was found". But the optics look very bad. Boards on companies exist to advise the organization. And who knows what conversations go on between a father and son @ Thanksgiving dinners etc?

I always say two wrongs don't make a right.

And, at the moment, my observation of the entire impeachment brouhaha is that two wrongs happened. One on each side...

So I am looking forward to far more clarity concerning why Hunter Biden was on a Ukrainian Gas Board and paid $50K a month. Was he there for for his genius guidance? Or simply because of "dear ol' Dad" and the chance to influence US policy..?

I suppose we will hear more about this when the impeachment moves to the Senate. (And, I figure, gets defeated as the numbers aren't there to impeach.)

So, in my mind, what I really see, currently, is that no side has squeaky clean hands in this messy matter of a Presidential impeachment.



 










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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #463 on: November 25, 2019, 09:09:30 AM »
And i hope we get more clarity about how White House employee Ivanka Trump is able to run a dizzying number of sweatshops across China, producing items that are imported to the U.S. sans tariffs -- not to mention how she got the Saudi royal family to kick a $100 million donation to her "foundation."

Also of interest, Eric and Junior breaking ground on a massive resort in Dubai (where the government has its hand in all such projects)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-18/first-sons-donald-jr-eric-anoint-plush-trump-dubai-golf-resort

And your tax dollars going to help the Trump oRganization expand in South America.
https://upolitics.com/news/eric-trumps-trip-to-uruguay-trump-resort-costs-taxpayers-100000-for-security-support/

And a little look into how you paid for Don Junior to pimp his dad's brand in Indonesia.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-jr-visits-indonesia-to-tout-new-resorts-and-defend-his-father/2019/08/13/102ced5c-bdd0-11e9-aff2-3835caab97f6_story.html

Those hearings should be packed with fun!

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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #464 on: November 25, 2019, 09:46:33 AM »
And i hope we get more clarity about how White House employee Ivanka Trump is able to run a dizzying number of sweatshops across China, producing items that are imported to the U.S. sans tariffs -- not to mention how she got the Saudi royal family to kick a $100 million donation to her "foundation."

Also of interest, Eric and Junior breaking ground on a massive resort in Dubai (where the government has its hand in all such projects)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-18/first-sons-donald-jr-eric-anoint-plush-trump-dubai-golf-resort

And your tax dollars going to help the Trump oRganization expand in South America.
https://upolitics.com/news/eric-trumps-trip-to-uruguay-trump-resort-costs-taxpayers-100000-for-security-support/

And a little look into how you paid for Don Junior to pimp his dad's brand in Indonesia.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-jr-visits-indonesia-to-tout-new-resorts-and-defend-his-father/2019/08/13/102ced5c-bdd0-11e9-aff2-3835caab97f6_story.html

Those hearings should be packed with fun!

All these wrongs, from Biden's to Trump's...are bad. And never right.

I believe that if Trump's objective was to take down Biden as his Democrat opponent in 2020...he will succeed in his mission. Biden is sunk.

And ironically, the impeachment process itself has helped that occur.




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Re: Political Commentary of the Day
« Reply #464 on: November 25, 2019, 09:46:33 AM »