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Politics What is happening????

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by pan6467, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Large City, TX
    I'm expecting at least some of Trump's financial dealings to get hacked and/or leaked.

    I wonder if the IRS has All Things Trump under special security?

    What if the GOP turned its Dark Forces loose to secretly & illegally investigate Trump?
    And then used that info in an effort to force Trump to resign?

    I don't think White Collar Crime prison time would frighten Trump.

    I think the possibility of being exposed as a mediocre business man would scare the shit out of Trump.

    Unless his narcissistic delusions are so extreme he refuses to see the truth about himself.

    Note--The Savings & Loan Crisis (Reagan fans conveniently overlook this), and The Oil Bust, showed me one thing very clearly: Real estate holdings are worthless shit when no one is buying, leasing, booking, etc.
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  2. omega

    omega Very Tilted Donor

    Back in the 90s, trump was going though bankruptcy because of taking money out of his casinos. Wilbur Ross came in and negotiated a deal, saving trump and setting him up to continue to screw his investors. Guess who is trump's commerce secretary now?
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  3. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted Donor

    Where ever I roam
    I'm surprised more isn't written about how we don't know how this is going to end. In 10-20 years we will look back on this time and think we should have all known, and it was obvious. But, I don't know what crazy stuff will happen next week or a few years from now.

    I do know that the country is broken due to the inflexibility on abortion rights, gun control, corporate control, and high taxes paying for certain government programs. And I have a hard time seeing things change without a much better and "perfect" political candidate. And it is going to have to be a straight white guy in their 40's-60's who can command respect and whose morals are clean.
  4. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Large City, TX
    No lasting progress will be made as long as the two major parties keep tearing down what the other has accomplished; I don't see partisan politics moving towards middle ground any time soon. Trump has very clearly proved at least one thing, playing partisan politics is the way to go.
  5. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

  6. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

    Foggy Bottom
    This happened yesterday and is the third or fourth Trump supporter who has pleaded guilty to federal charges of making death threats against members of Congress (and/or other related charges).

    Rep. Ilhan Omar wants compassion for Trump supporter convicted of making death threats against her

    A man who threatened to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has pleaded guilty, according to authorities.

    Patrick W. Carlineo Jr., 55, of Addison, N.Y., entered the guilty plea before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci for threatening to assault and murder the freshman congresswoman and for being a felon in possession of firearms, according to a statement released Monday by the Department of Justice.

    The plea stems from a March call that Carlineo made to Omar’s Washington, D.C., office. “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood?” he said to a member of Omar’s staff in that call, according to a complaint filed earlier this year. “Why are you working for her, she’s a [expletive] terrorist. Somebody ought to put a bullet in her skull.” The staff member remembered Carlineo saying, “I’ll put a bullet in her [expletive] skull,” the complaint said.

    Carlineo made the call, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York, because he hates the idea that people he perceives as radical Muslims are part of the U.S. government and because of his belief that Omar supports Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Carlineo also believed that Omar’s election to Congress was illegitimate, authorities said.

    Although he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, Omar wrote an open letter to Geraci requesting that he refrain from sentencing Carlineo to a long prison term and a large fine.

    Carlineo needs compassion and restorative justice that will allow him to understand the consequences of his actions and to make amends, she wrote.

    View: https://twitter.com/Ilhan/status/1196847767764815872?s=19

    Here is the DOJ press release...

    Steuben County Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening To Kill A U.S. Congresswoman And Illegally Possessing Firearms

    There are at least four or five others, in addition to the three or four who have pleaded guilty, still facing similar federal charges.

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