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#2047615 - 03/20/20 10:38 PM Re: This just in..... [Re: parkhawk3319]
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It doesn't matter who he picks.

The election will not be about him, let alone his running mate.
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#2047616 - 03/21/20 08:08 AM Re: This just in..... [Re: parkhawk3319]
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Registered: 04/19/03
Hope you are right about that cuz if it’s just a referendum on Trump our nightmare may be ending. Well, the Trump nightmare anyway
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#2047618 - 03/21/20 10:04 AM Re: This just in..... [Re: kellyfenton]
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Registered: 03/24/04
Loc: Bohemia
So this is how it works now, we scream "get it done" and then we wait for the sycophants to run around and find someone who knows what this means while telling tiny what a great decisive leader he is. If only someone could have removed this petulant senile old fnck who is an impediment to grown up decision making from the seat of power before we got here, if only there was a way.......

Negotiators from Congress and the White House, narrowing differences on a sweeping $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package, were set to resume top-level talks Saturday after President Donald Trump unleashed fury on those questioning his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

It was an extraordinary moment in Washington: Congress undertaking the most ambitious federal effort yet to shore up households and the U.S. economy and an angry president lashing out at all comers. All while the global pandemic and its nationwide shutdown grip an anxious, isolated population bracing for a healthcare crisis and looming recession.

When one reporter asked Trump what he would tell a worried nation, the president snapped, “I say that you’re a terrible reporter.”

Despite the enormous pressure on Washington to swiftly act, the challenges are apparent. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers and administration officials labored late into the evening over eye-popping sums and striking federal interventions, surpassing even the 2008-09 bank bailout and stimulus.

"Everybody is working very hard,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, exiting one closed-door session and heading into another.

While key negotiators said they made progress during the daylong talks, they failed to hit an end-of-day deadline to strike a deal. Talks broke around 10:30 p.m.

Mnuchin launched negotiations with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and senators from both parties using McConnell's GOP offer as a starting point.

“Our nation needs a major next step, and we need it fast,” McConnell said earlier in the day to an empty chamber, the iconic U.S. Capitol closed to visitors.

Preliminary Senate votes are set for Sunday. McConnell said the goal is passage by Monday.

But Mnuchin also conferred privately Friday with Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the two leaders pressed for Democratic priorities. Pelosi late Friday called the GOP plan a “non-starter.”

At one point, Schumer told reporters, “We're making good progress.” But Schumer acknowledged trying to wrap up "tonight is hard.”

The GOP plan aims to pump billions into $1,200 direct checks to Americans and billions to small businesses to pay idled workers during the global pandemic.

But Democrats say McConnell's plan is insufficient, arguing for greater income support for workers and a “Marshall Plan” for the U.S. healthcare industry, which is preparing for an onslaught of newly sick patients.

At the White House, Trump welcomed the stimulus plan, believing it is needed to stabilize the economy.

But Trump spent much of Friday's daily briefing in a fury, an angry president lashing out at reporters' questions.

At times, he seemed to refuse to want to hear the reality of an increasingly dire situation. It was when one reporter noted the hard facts in the U.S. — that more than 200 are dead, more than 14,000 infected and millions scared — that he snapped back.

Trump also sowed further confusion about whether he is using the powers of the Defense Production Act to force American businesses to manufacture needed medical supplies.

In Friday phone calls with Trump, Schumer said he specifically implored the president to invoke the Korean War-era act to ramp up production of desperately needed ventilators and other gear.

Trump told the Democratic leader he would do it — and then Schumer said the president could be heard yelling to someone in his office “get it done."

But Trump told reporters he had put the order he invoked Wednesday “into gear” Thursday night. He said he had directed companies to launch production. But then he walked it back, saying, “You know, so far, we haven't had to” because companies are volunteering.


The administration also announced a further closing of the nation’s border, as the U.S. and Mexico agreed to limit crossings to all but essential travel and trade, while the U.S. moved to restrict entry to anyone without documentation.

Later Friday, the White House said a member of Vice President Mike Pence’s staff had tested positive for the new coronavirus. Pence spokeswoman Katie Miller said the staff member, who is not being identified, did not have “close contact” either the vice president or Trump.

Unveiled Thursday, McConnell's rescue proposal from Republicans builds on Trump's request for Congress to “go big.”
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#2047619 - 03/21/20 10:09 AM Re: This just in..... [Re: kellyfenton]
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At what point does a political act change into being an act to preserve national security?

Asking for a friend.
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#2047620 - 03/21/20 10:12 AM Re: This just in..... [Re: parkhawk3319]
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Registered: 04/19/03
I’m looking forward to the next NY Times story on just why hard-bitten blue collar workers in Ohio are standing by their president.
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#2047693 - 03/23/20 11:36 AM Re: This just in..... [Re: kellyfenton]
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Registered: 03/24/04
Loc: Bohemia
Because the cure may be worse than the disease that's why.

It is good that we have a real businessconman in the WH right now. Time to make some tough economic decisions folks.

The real leaders will now step forward and start tossing others off the lifeboats so they can board and live to lead another day.

Right now Mr Burns from The Simpsons looks like a better choice for president.
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#2047694 - 03/23/20 12:26 PM Re: This just in..... [Re: parkhawk3319]
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#2047695 - 03/23/20 06:08 PM Re: This just in..... [Re: parkhawk3319]
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Registered: 04/19/03
You ‘member when someone asked DC 3 1/2 years ago who he thought would make the better president twixt Trump and Hillary and he said we’d probably survive either one?

Good times.
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#2047698 - 03/23/20 08:47 PM Re: This just in..... [Re: parkhawk3319]
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Registered: 05/02/07
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[censored] Trump trying to re-open the US in 2-3 weeks. He's worried more about his re-election than saving lives. The economy is fuked anyway. Too late to fix that in 2020. The only thing we should be focusing on is saving lives.
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#2047701 - 03/23/20 09:16 PM Re: This just in..... [Re: parkhawk3319]
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Registered: 05/17/04
Loc: Flint Hills
I can't believe they continue to air these worthless GD 'CV-19' pressors, which Trump has claimed as his new campaign rally platform. If it continues my nice big screen may become a big pile of itty bitty pieces. I cannot stand to see or hear that despicable lying cretin.
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#2047710 - 03/24/20 10:01 AM Re: This just in..... [Re: appyhawk]
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Registered: 03/24/04
Loc: Bohemia
Dan Patrick of Texas, you may know him as the former tv personality, you may know him as the bankrupt business owner, you may know him as the reborn right wing radio talk show personality, you may know him as the Lt Gov of Texas.

Now we may know him as the brave guy who gave up his life for his grandkids.

No, seriously don't take right wing radio bloviating seriously, he won't do that.

But he has encouraged the rest of you to do the that! For his grandkids!

But Patrick, who turns 70 next month, indicated he’s willing to put his own survival on the line in exchange for “keeping the America that all America loves” for future generations.

“And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in,” he told Tucker Carlson, adding there are “lots of grandparents” who agree.


I would be more impressed if he stuck a gun in his own maw and pulled the trigger right there on Tucker's show just to show us how to make the ultimate sacrifice. You know, put your muzzle where your mouth is.

Afterwards you can be sure that he and Tucker went back into their self contained protection bubbles so that if tiny wanted to be seen shaking hands with them later they could be pure enough to participate in the next photo op con.
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#2047711 - 03/24/20 10:29 AM Re: This just in..... [Re: parkhawk3319]
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Registered: 04/19/03
when he does put the gun in his mouth and squeezes one off, can we convince Tucker to stand right behind him so he doesn't topple over and get the floor all messy?
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#2047731 - 03/25/20 08:30 AM Re: This just in..... [Re: parkhawk3319]
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Registered: 04/19/03
Brought to you by the good old GOP ...
Absentee ballots will be paramount in our April 7 election but guess how hard it will be for some folks to obtain. You can do it online but must provide an uploaded photo ID with the request. We are calling folks to try to help them but of course most older folks either don’t have a phone camera or a scanner and likely wouldn’t know how to upload it anyway. Request one by mail, you say? You STILL need to provide a photo ID. THIS DESPITE the fact that all registered voters have a photo ID on file.
So fu$$ing mind-blowingly corrupt and cynical.
Early vote you say? We did yesterday. One hour it took us because distancing allows for only 2 booths. AND there are only 8 hours TOTAL you can early vote.
There will be no way to determine if the actual will of the people will be reflected.
It is hard to wake up every day in a country run by such cynical people.
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#2047732 - 03/25/20 08:53 AM Re: This just in..... [Re: kellyfenton]
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Originally Posted By: kellyfenton
Brought to you by the good old GOP ...
Absentee ballots will be paramount in our April 7 election but guess how hard it will be for some folks to obtain. You can do it online but must provide an uploaded photo ID with the request. We are calling folks to try to help them but of course most older folks either don’t have a phone camera or a scanner and likely wouldn’t know how to upload it anyway. Request one by mail, you say? You STILL need to provide a photo ID. THIS DESPITE the fact that all registered voters have a photo ID on file.
So fu$$ing mind-blowingly corrupt and cynical.
Early vote you say? We did yesterday. One hour it took us because distancing allows for only 2 booths. AND there are only 8 hours TOTAL you can early vote.
There will be no way to determine if the actual will of the people will be reflected.
It is hard to wake up every day in a country run by such cynical people.


How many times can one ruralite say "folks" in a single post? Jesus.
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#2047733 - 03/25/20 08:58 AM Re: This just in..... [Re: kellyfenton]
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Registered: 03/24/04
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Hey, member that time Joseph Kennedy did sumthin and you know George Soros has did sumthin, so this is like that but for the good guys this time.

Think of this as a voting vaccine trial. The primaries are the perfect time to test out the new red states voting suppression techniques and see how they are working. Once we analyze the data we will decide how many more States to implement the various plans in.
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