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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 06:49 PM
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In a shocking, completely unexpected turn of events, Trump's New Year tweet is basically "up yours."

Donald J. Trump‏ Verified account @realDonaldTrump

As our Country rapidly grows stronger and smarter, I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year. 2018 will be a great year for America!
3:18 PM - 31 Dec 2017

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/947592785519173637

"Well, he never ate the bread, which is the important part. He was busy campaigning."



https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/president-trump-is-extremely-obese-and-still-eating-junk-food/

The White House announced Thursday that Trump will undergo his first physical since becoming president on January 12. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the appointment will happen at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. White House physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, M.D., will examine the president 's health, just like he did for his predecessor, Barack Obama. But the president might not like what he hears after he steps on the scale for the doctor.

As a candidate in the 2016 election, Trump released a letter from his personal physician, Dr. Harold Bornstein, that revealed the former reality TV star weighed 236 pounds, meaning that his body mass index (BMI) of 29.5 made him overweight and bordering on obese. Trump's campaign said the letter revealed the results of a physical exam conducted by Bornstein in September 2016. Bornstein concluded in the letter that, "If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

Still, the president's poor eating choices have become somewhat of a national joke since the 2016 election. He once posted a picture on Twitter of him preparing to tackle a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. He is known to drink about a dozen Diet Cokes each day and likes to eat well-done steaks with a side of ketchup. And his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski revealed in his recent book that Trump preferred to order two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake from McDonalds to keep his energy up while on the campaign trail.

"Well, he never ate the bread, which is the important part," Lewandowski told CNN's Alisyn Camerota. "He was busy campaigning. We didn't have time to sit down for a meal." Even without the bread, the meal contains about 1,880 calories and a ton of sugar.

https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/president-trump-is-extremely-obese-and-still-eating-junk-food/

The last five ALBUMS you purchased or streamed. Not cherry-picked songs, full albums?

Mine:

1). Howlin' Wolf - The Complete RPM & Chess Singles As & Bs 1951-62

2). Lightnin' Hopkins - Los Angeles Blues

3). Jeff Beck - Live At The Hollywood Bowl

4). Black Sabbath - The End Live In Birmingham

5). Neil Young + Promise of the Real - The Visitor

Yours?

Why Trump Winning First Round in Legal Battle Over Emoluments Matters

Why Trump Winning First Round in Legal Battle Over Emoluments Matters



https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/trump-wins-first-round-in-legal-battle-over-emoluments-w514634

To a certain segment of the American population – those who have spent the past 336 days (but who's counting?) dreaming of the end of the Donald Trump presidency – the two words that have given them the most hope have been "Mueller" and "emoluments." Almost everyone knows that the Robert Mueller investigation is moving forward amid serious questions whether Donald Trump will fire him, so let's talk about what's happening with the emoluments issue.

Days after Trump became president, the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a good government watchdog group, brought a lawsuit against the president claiming that his continuing to own his hotel chains around the world was an illegal emolument. Yesterday, crushing the hopes of those looking to topple Trump, a federal judge threw this lawsuit out of court.

So why in the world were people pinning their hopes on a word that almost no one even knew existed before the end of 2016? Because the Constitution contains a previously little noticed or used clause saying the following: "No person holding any office or profit of trust under [the United States] shall, without the consent of Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state." Put in plain English, the clause prohibits officers of the United States from accepting gifts or any other fee or item from foreign leaders. The clause's purpose is quite obvious – to prevent foreign leaders from holding undue influence over American officers.

What's this have to do with Donald Trump? Well, unless you've completely ignored everything about our president, you know that he has hotels all over the world. The theory of the lawsuit against him is that, now that he's President of the United States, foreign leaders will stay in those hotels over competitors as a way to curry favor with the president. Think about it this way: If you're the head of state of another country that needs to win President Trump over for your country's benefit and you need a hotel room for the night when you're traveling, would you choose a Trump hotel or one of his nearby competitors? CREW and a few competitor hotel owners claim in their lawsuit that the foreign dignitaries will choose the Trump hotel, thus both enriching the President and winning him over as a result. To the plaintiffs, Trump's continued ownership of these hotels while President is a violation of the Emoluments Clause and is a signal that he is being bought by foreign leaders.

Cross-posted to LBN: Florida Man Arrested After Calling 911 to Complain About Small Clams

Florida Man Arrested After Calling 911 to Complain About Small Clams

https://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/florida-man-arrested-over-non-emergency-clams/122617

A man in Stuart, Florida was arrested after he called 911 twice to complain about the size of his clams at a seafood restaurant. According to King 5 News, an MSNBC affiliate in Seattle, Washington, Nelson Agosto ordered the dish at Crabby’s Seafood Shack where an employee warned him about its petite size.

After receiving his food, the 51-year-old complained to restaurant staff and they gave him another order for free. But he apparently didn’t want to pay for his first meal; he called 911 and said, “I ordered something, and it was extremely so small.”

The dispatcher reportedly told him to hang up and call a non-emergency police line. Although he told him the non-emergency phone number twice, the clammy customer called 911 again claiming he couldn’t get through.

When police made contact with Agosto, he alleged that he called 911 because he forgot the non-emergency number, King 5 News reports.

CNN's Manu Raju: "Trump avoided year-end news conference because...

...advisers didn't want to be fielded with uncomfortable questions, including over Russia, officials tell @jeffzeleny"

https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/944303150038691840

McConnell warns against inflicting harmful cuts on Medicare after passing legislation that does that



President Trump has spent months exhorting Republican lawmakers to send him a tax-cut bill in time for Christmas—a $1.5 trillion stocking-stuffer for businesses and families. And on Wednesday afternoon, Congress delivered, as the House approved final passage of the GOP’s top legislative priority.

But despite Trump’s impatience for tax cuts, he might not actually sign the landmark bill into law right away, White House advisers said. In fact, Trump might wait until the new year, pushing the outer boundary of the 10 days the Constitution gives the president to affix his signature to legislation passed by Congress.

The reason for the possible delay involves a complicated bit of legislative gamesmanship. Under a 2010 “pay-as-you-go” law requiring Congress to offset any new spending or lower taxes, the $1.5 trillion bill would trigger automatic cuts to Medicare and other programs—across-the-board reductions that Republicans don’t want to be responsible for letting take effect. By waiting until the calendar turns to 2018 to formally enact the tax bill, Trump would push the automatic spending cuts to 2019 and buy Congress another year to waive them.

Congress has repeatedly—and usually routinely—passed legislation to prevent similar cuts in prior years, and Republicans are hoping Democrats will join them in doing so again in the next few days. “Just as we have done in the past, we need to pass a routine ‘Pay-Go’ waiver to avoid a draconian sequester that none of my colleagues want to see take effect,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday morning, just a few hours after Republicans passed the tax bill setting those very cuts in motion. “Americans are counting on us not to inflict harmful cuts on Medicare and other essential operations.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/why-trump-wont-be-signing-his-tax-cuts-right-away/548906/

Papa John's founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments

Papa John's founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments



http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/papa-johns-founder-out-as-ceo-weeks-after-nfl-comments/501524011

NEW YORK (AP) - Papa John's says its founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players.

The company said Thursday that Schnatter remains chairman but is to be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie on Jan. 1.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Ritchie is reported saying that he wouldn't comment specifically on whether the NFL protests or the controversy surrounding the University of Louisville athletics department, of which Papa John's has been a large donor in the past, played a role in the timing of the transition.

In that same interview, Ritchie is quoted as saying, “I want to put the focus back on our people and pizza.” He added that he was tapped to eventually succeed Schnatter in 2015, when he was named company president.

Trump tells diners at 21 Club, 21 W. 52nd St. "We'll get your taxes down. Dont worry about it."

His two tiny hands carefully clutch the tiny glass as he quenches his tiny thirst. Adorable!

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