US Politics November 2017

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*stinkeye*

imago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 12:30 (eleven months ago) Permalink

boooooo

proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 12:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

no

akm, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 12:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

A mod can change it later. Quite like this though. Already feels calming

imago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 12:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think we're in for smooth sailing from here on out.

Winky Carrothers (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 12:41 (eleven months ago) Permalink

wtf this dude isn't even american ? we need some extreme vetting for thread starters .

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

that's very isolationist of u

imago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

http://www.marketwire.com/library/20110421-2via800.jpg

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

GOOD mourning!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

wtf this dude isn't even american ? we need some extreme vetting for thread starters

ban lj

proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

LJ otm but ban lj

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:16 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Thanking u ppl across the pond for MingAGA

Winky Carrothers (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

lmao wow really powerful statement now this thread totally won't be 100 percent the exact same obsessing about Trump except without a good title

you guys should work for John Oliver

thing is, we deserve Trump threads

lj sorry I love you it pains me to do this but ban lj

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:27 (eleven months ago) Permalink

oh fer fuck's sake

not using his name = typical lib empty move

― ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:36 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

morbz otm

marcos, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

A poll of the Trump Year One thread titles has given me a greater appreciation of minimalism *clinks tankard of terrible beer with imago, pours beer into potplant*

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ban andrew farrell

proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3PakAiTZWAs/hqdefault.jpg

me rn, blessig u lj

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

so is Trump really going to try to blame Chuck Schumer directly for this terrorist attack

frogbs, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

worked for lee atwater

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Schumer did 10/31

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

where's the tax returns?

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it's as if Trump has something he'd like to detract attention from

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the Democrats paid the Russians to rig the election so that Hillary would win, right? guess it didn't work! MAGA

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Chuck Schumer‏
@SenSchumer 2h2 hours ago
I guess it's not too soon to politicize a tragedy.

nashwan, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!

A depressing thing about this is that the bolded section won't actually lose him any votes why because pissing on brown people.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i think NOT IN THE U.S.A.! shd be part of thread title

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

fuck Schmuck too:

President Trump, where is your leadership? The contrast btwn Pres Bush’s actions after 9-11 & Pres Trump’s this am couldn't be starker.

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 1, 2017

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

has Yam started two wars ALREADY?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i mean he's right in the sense that trump didn't immediately start putting plans into motion to invade afghanistan, but somehow i doubt that's the angle he had in mind xp

proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Can we add "DO SOMETHING!" to the thread title?

Moodles, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

NEW: These are the first two Russian-bought Facebook ads to be released by Congress. pic.twitter.com/1ThgzYNdTf

— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) October 31, 2017

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

'hillary clinton has a 69 percent disapproval rating'

nice

proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

check the DEMS!

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

check the record check the record check the DEMS rock record

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

oops track

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

a punch in the nose

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/manafort-fight-over-attorney-speaking

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

what about all the bad things Hillary Clinton said about Russia? We demand equal time!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

mr. trump's tax returns are going to be a doozy :)

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:41 (eleven months ago) Permalink

'hillary clinton has a 69 percent disapproval rating'

nice

― proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:09 (thirty-four minutes ago) Permalink

Trump: I'm going to have an even better approval rating. I'm going to have the best approval rating you've ever seen, a 420 percent approval rating.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

morbz otm

ban marcos

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

lol

marcos, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining

When Mike Sylvester entered a career training center earlier this year in southwestern Pennsylvania, he found more than one hundred federally funded courses covering everything from computer programming to nursing.

He settled instead on something familiar: a coal mining course.

”I think there is a coal comeback,” said the 33-year-old son of a miner.

Despite broad consensus about coal’s bleak future, a years-long effort to diversify the economy of this hard-hit region away from mining is stumbling, with Obama-era jobs retraining classes undersubscribed and future programs at risk under President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget.

Trump has promised to revive coal by rolling back environmental regulations and moved to repeal Obama-era curbs on carbon emissions from power plants.

“I have a lot of faith in President Trump,” Sylvester said.

But hundreds of coal-fired plants have closed in recent years, and cheap natural gas continues to erode domestic demand. The Appalachian region has lost about 33,500 mining jobs since 2011, according to the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Although there have been small gains in coal output and hiring this year, driven by foreign demand, production levels remain near lows hit in 1978.

A White House official did not respond to requests for comment on coal policy and retraining for coal workers.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

BRAEKING NEWS SEBASTIAN GORKA PARKS ILLEGALLY ON SIDEWALK

Despite @ArlingtonVA laws prohibiting this behavior, I came across this car that had just been parked on the sidewalk at Gateway Park pic.twitter.com/UYrDwnxWos

— Bilsko (@Bilsko) October 31, 2017

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

^ Shocking proof that Gorka is not as angelic as we thought he was!

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:07 (eleven months ago) Permalink

hey miners, i have also have a profession that is vanishing out of existence. suck it up and adjust.

xxp

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

AN INSIDE SOURCE JUST TOLD ME MUELLER IS CHARGING GORKA WITH OBSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALK. STRATEGY IS TO TURN HIM AND GET HIM TO GIVE UP OTHERS. #THERESISTANCE

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently released a proposal aimed at saving coal from cheap renewable energy

so much for a free market economy

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

That Reuters article is grim. Why the fuck is a job training center offering a coal mining course?

I cannit beleve how stupid yoy all r (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2017/11/30/c2118302-d5e7-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html

The Republican plan for a massive tax overhaul slammed into late-stage drama on Thursday as party leaders scrambled to prevent several members from derailing the entire effort.

The tension played out during a tense 62-minute standoff on the Senate floor, as Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) refused to vote with their colleagues until they had assurances that more changes could be made to the bill.

Corker and Flake had just been informed that their proposed “trigger,” a mechanism to raise taxes if economic growth came in slower than projected, would not be allowed by the Senate’s parliamentarian.

...

The competing demands sent GOP leaders scrambling. They control just 52 votes in the 100-seat chamber, and they can’t afford to lose three Republicans if they want the bill to pass. After Corker, Flake, and Johnson agreed to let the debate proceed, GOP leaders conceded that numerous changes were now under consideration.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

dragging out the inevitable, most likely

Οὖτις, Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

for sure but it is amazing how bad they are at this

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

you mean governing?

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

being humans

Οὖτις, Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

Chuck Todd said they have to prove they're good at governing, see.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:59 (ten months ago) Permalink

read that post in the voice of Edward G. Robinson

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's a bad idea for Senate Dems -- not all of them -- to insist that this thing will Blow Up the Deficit. We know what's coming. When the deficit blows up, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and the tired wretched bodies of the poor are next -- if any rubble is left standing when this excrescence is signed.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah the deficit stuff is all basically a weak dodge, the better argument is "the rich get all your money, you get nothing"

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

Being humans? They’re not even good at being boring white guys in suits

El Tomboto, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

I really don't get why dems are constantly wringing their hands over the deficit. They got burned by that line of thinking repeatedly under Obama, and it looks like they still haven't learned anything.

Moodles, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

Donors

El Tomboto, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

Deficits dont matter

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 December 2017 00:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

we poors are still really bad at class warfare you know.

correlated noise of conformity (Hunt3r), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

Deficits dont matter

― Οὖτις, Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:13 PM

Cheney's only truth.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

(and to those making this policy, 99.5% of us are poors) xp

correlated noise of conformity (Hunt3r), Friday, 1 December 2017 00:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

Badass comment by defense attorney after his undocumented client is acquitted in murder case Trump and Sessions used to drum up xenophobia. pic.twitter.com/UXr7GoKe80

— David Menschel (@davidminpdx) December 1, 2017

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 1 December 2017 01:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

Matt Gonzalez rules

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 1 December 2017 01:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

The National Tree Lighting ceremony was beautiful this evening - but hard not to notice the empty seats. #Christmas #DMV #USA pic.twitter.com/oKMrnnBekG

— Steve Rudin ABC7 (@SteveRudinABC7) November 30, 2017

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 1 December 2017 01:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

US politics december 2017: the may themselves soon avail themselves

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 December 2017 02:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

there's a new Labour video kicking around that just nails the right tone and message re class war

Simon H., Friday, 1 December 2017 02:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

When bankers like Morgan Stanley say we’re a threat, they’re right.

The next Labour Government is a threat to a damaging and failed system that’s rigged for the few. pic.twitter.com/v1ujMkngdv

— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 30, 2017

Simon H., Friday, 1 December 2017 02:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

Can you brits loan the Democratic party here some Corbynism of the above variety? We're a bit short right now. We'll pay you back after November 2018, we swear.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 1 December 2017 02:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

Oh shit didnt even realize that was Gonzalez!

I wanted him to be mayor so bad.

Xp

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 December 2017 02:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

Tax bill vote cancelled for now

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 December 2017 02:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

People are saying it was the biggest tree lighting ceremony ever.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Friday, 1 December 2017 02:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

We're down to the nut-cutting

Xp

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 December 2017 02:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

Every obstacle to passage helps. If one senator gets their goodie inserted, maybe another one will object and pout.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 1 December 2017 02:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

Seems like that's what's happening, yes

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 December 2017 02:55 (ten months ago) Permalink

maybe if trump / mcconnell / ryan retroactively tax the tuition remissions of everyone's MAs and PhDs etc going back to the good old days (enron's bankruptcy) that will help out fiscally conservative deficit hawk republicans trying to meet reconciliation parameters

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 December 2017 03:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

For the many not the new is so simple even the dnc could fuck it up

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 1 December 2017 03:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

taxes go up on the middle class so that trumpkins / kochs / waltons can enjoy their eight figure inheritances tax free. let them eat hannity

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 December 2017 03:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

They take from the medium poor to
Give to the needy poor
Via the government poor
Give it to the poor poor
They're knocking on my door
Entrance
Entranced

Stick it in the mud
Stick it in the gut

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 December 2017 03:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

no quoting Don Henley here

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 December 2017 03:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

boffins bray -- boffins brag

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 December 2017 03:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

I repeat: these characters aren’t even competent at playing boring white guys in suits.

El Tomboto, Friday, 1 December 2017 03:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

if only the building would catch fire

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 December 2017 03:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

deficits don't matter

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 1 December 2017 03:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

Monuments don’t matter

El Tomboto, Friday, 1 December 2017 04:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

Posts dont matter

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 December 2017 05:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

NEW: McConnell says no more votes until 11 am tomorrow.

The tax bill won't finish tonight.

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 1, 2017

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 December 2017 05:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

For the many not the new is so simple even the dnc could fuck it up


he says, fucking it up

hi i’m darren and i’m a bouncer from bendigo (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 December 2017 10:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

i want going to say anything out of respect for your feelings

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 December 2017 10:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

FOX NEWS HOST TO @tedcruz: You cool working with alleged child molester Roy Moore if he's elected?

CRUZ: Sure, no problem, that's up to the voters.

FOX NEWS HOST: And what about alleged groper Al Franken?

CRUZ: Now that's a very serious problem. I'm extremely concerned. pic.twitter.com/1QzMq0Hud5

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 30, 2017

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 1 December 2017 12:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

(wonder what's taking imago so long to start the new thread)

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 1 December 2017 12:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

wake up! you have thirty minutes, America

imago, Friday, 1 December 2017 12:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

haha n/r

imago, Friday, 1 December 2017 12:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

US Politics, December 2017: I guess there’s always 2018

El Tomboto, Friday, 1 December 2017 13:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

Oh wtf

El Tomboto, Friday, 1 December 2017 13:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

US Politics December 2017: Deficits Don't Matter

nashwan, Friday, 1 December 2017 13:17 (ten months ago) Permalink


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