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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28590 on: January 26, 2019, 03:28:26 pm »

Holy geez he caved completely? Link to that one, please. I have friends to lightly tease.
He did, it seems.  And only one day after claiming in a tweet that WE WILL NOT CAVE!
We can all refer to him now as cave-man trump.

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« Reply #28591 on: January 26, 2019, 03:53:46 pm »

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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28592 on: January 26, 2019, 04:03:27 pm »

Must not be hard for trump to blink.  I mean, most of the time he squints like the sun is directly skull fucking his face.  He's already 75% blinked.
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« Reply #28593 on: January 26, 2019, 04:07:03 pm »

I mean, most of the time he squints like the sun is directly skull fucking his face.  He's already 75% blinked.

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« Reply #28594 on: January 26, 2019, 04:34:35 pm »

I don't think this over sadly, but I am glad that people are actually going to get freaking paid finally.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28595 on: January 26, 2019, 04:38:34 pm »

I don't think this over
Neither does he.

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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28596 on: January 26, 2019, 06:52:47 pm »

For I Have Tasted The Fungus (Why Tycoon Trump Can't Blink)
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« Reply #28597 on: January 26, 2019, 07:14:35 pm »

I don't think this over
Neither does he.

How can the democraps know what he is doing if he doesn't know what he is doing.

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Also what really dungeons my dragons: evidently not having a wall for the mexican dodge caravans is a national emergency, but Flint Michigan not having proper drinking water for like a decade is not a national emergency.
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« Reply #28598 on: January 26, 2019, 07:43:44 pm »

Now first of all...... you rite.

Second, Flint's water is technically drinkable in the sense that it is unlikely to actually kill a person, and also all the problematic lines are (reportedly) set to be replaced completely this year.

Also, no-one is apparently going to jail over it, because this is America.
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« Reply #28599 on: January 26, 2019, 08:36:24 pm »

Also what really dungeons my dragons: evidently not having a wall for the mexican dodge caravans is a national emergency, but Flint Michigan not having proper drinking water for like a decade is not a national emergency.

Nor would it necessarily help if it were, though. Declarations of national emergency are powerful, but subject to both annual requirements for renewal and regular Congressional oversight -- and Congress has good institutional reason to react negatively to attempts to override its power of the purse. Declaring one for Flint would open up a lot of money, but perhaps not for very long, and it's difficult to contract infrastructural overhauls with that kind of uncertainty. Then it becomes a political football.

"Why isn't X thing I care about today a national emergency" is the new "If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we..." and relies on the same understanding of the universal applicability of governmental power, particularly as regards the intrinsic inverse relationship between unilaterality and immutability. Horses for courses, and all that.
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« Reply #28600 on: January 26, 2019, 08:43:08 pm »

The biggest delay with Flint wasn't the amount spent - it is that the repairs needed are time intensive, and require specialized equipment that isn't usually needed this much. It is, after all, very unusual to have to replumb an entire town.

The core of the Flint issue is that there was no reason for the water crisis other than arrogance and outright stupidity on the part of the dictator that was put in charge of the city by the Governor of the state. If there had been a natural disaster or something with the same kind of effect, the outrage at how long it is taking would be far less.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28601 on: January 26, 2019, 09:25:07 pm »

keep in mind the local GM plant has clean water yet the rest of the town remains unblessed
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28602 on: January 26, 2019, 09:27:18 pm »

Rough point stands fairly well, though. If our current situation regarding the southern border is a national emergency there's like fifty things going on in the interior that's an order of magnitude or somethin' worse. Bloody drunk driving is probably doing more damage to the country on any given day, never mind stuff like the opioid charlie foxtrot, various environmental or infrastructure issues, etc., etc., etc. Even friggin' port security would probably better qualify.
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Re: AmeriPol thread
« Reply #28604 on: January 26, 2019, 10:35:59 pm »

Bloody drunk driving is probably doing more damage to the country on any given day, never mind stuff like the opioid charlie foxtrot, various environmental or infrastructure issues, etc., etc., etc. Even friggin' port security would probably better qualify.

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