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vladimir
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« on: December 13, 2017, 08:15:02 am »

Trump and Bannon stumped for this guy and he still lost in Alabama no less:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/13/politics/donald-trump-senate-race/index.html

That's a huge victory on multiple levels.  It show Herr Bannon is not the powerhouse he once was.  It drops Trumps party majority in the senate from 52-48 down to 51-49.  It shows people are starting to take women seriously when it comes to sexual misconduct, even in a state as isolated as Alabama (and yes, I get the whole 'innocent until proven guilty' thing, but that technically only applies in a court of law.  Also, an innocent man is not banned by the police from entering shopping malls because of his behavior towards teenage girls.)

This could mean a brighter future.  Not just for America, but for the world.  Trump has been having difficulty pushing his idiotic agenda across while having a majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  If he loses that majority, he won't be able to push a single piece of legislature through.  A lot of his action items have world wide repercussions.  Limiting his ability to enact them is the safest thing that can be done at this point.
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A wise man said, "You can't step in the same stream twice," but I find wet feet soon get caked with sand and grit.  That's very unpleasant, especially between the toes.  So when I go for a stroll I stay on the sidewalk.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 02:43:41 pm »

Trump and Bannon stumped for this guy and he still lost in Alabama no less:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/13/politics/donald-trump-senate-race/index.html

That's a huge victory on multiple levels.  It show Herr Bannon is not the powerhouse he once was.  It drops Trumps party majority in the senate from 52-48 down to 51-49.  It shows people are starting to take women seriously when it comes to sexual misconduct, even in a state as isolated as Alabama (and yes, I get the whole 'innocent until proven guilty' thing, but that technically only applies in a court of law.  Also, an innocent man is not banned by the police from entering shopping malls because of his behavior towards teenage girls.)

This could mean a brighter future.  Not just for America, but for the world.  Trump has been having difficulty pushing his idiotic agenda across while having a majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  If he loses that majority, he won't be able to push a single piece of legislature through.  A lot of his action items have world wide repercussions.  Limiting his ability to enact them is the safest thing that can be done at this point.

The orangutang is still taking credit for it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 03:58:59 am »

That's a huge victory on multiple levels.

Good for the world as well, Vlad, I dare say, if it helps to get Trump out.

Good news here as well. Eleven Tories mutinied and the Government lost a vote. It hasn't derailed Brexit, but does damage Theresa May. and every little helps. We live in hope. LINK

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"Theresa May’s determination to pursue hard Brexit = stepping off a 10m diving board without checking there is any water in the pool."
First-Time-Ever Department: The UK is negotiating with the rest of the EU in order to secure a worse trade deal than we already have.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 04:58:43 am »

This beautiful piece of American writing could just as well be about Trump as about Harding.

Here's an extract:
He writes the worst English I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm (I was about to write abscess!) of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash. -- Henry Louis Mencken
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"Theresa May’s determination to pursue hard Brexit = stepping off a 10m diving board without checking there is any water in the pool."
First-Time-Ever Department: The UK is negotiating with the rest of the EU in order to secure a worse trade deal than we already have.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 01:08:09 pm »

My local Dem county chair and woman-in-the-know sez the DNC is getting ready to torpedo Ted Cruz in Texas.  They'd like to go after "big names" first, hoping to cause the start of a landslide.  Hey, if you can elect a Dem in Crackerstan/Alabama there's reason to be hopeful.
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