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Watch POS GOP official get owned by his town hall participants for lying.

Then watch him call them "children".



Posted by LudwigPastorius | Mon Feb 13, 2017, 12:01 AM (6 replies)

Bush/Cheney's ethics lawyer on Trump's Nordstrom tweets: "misuse of public office" "abuse of power"

President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc (JWN.N) on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family's sprawling business empire.

After Trump's highly unusual move to use a White House platform to intervene in a commercial matter involving his daughter, Nordstrom reiterated that its action last week was based on declining sales of the Ivanka Trump products. But White House spokesman Sean Spicer characterized the move as a "direct attack" on the president's policies.

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"This is misuse of public office for private gains," Richard Painter, who served as Republican President George W. Bush's chief ethics lawyer, said in an email to Reuters. "And it is abuse of power because the official message is clear - Nordstrom is persona non grata with the administration."

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Bush ethics lawyer Painter, who has been critical of Trump in the past, said Nordstrom could have cause for legal action if the Trump administration takes any adverse action against it.




More here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nordstrom-ivanka-trump-trump-idUSKBN15N1YN?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29
Posted by LudwigPastorius | Wed Feb 8, 2017, 06:49 PM (4 replies)

No President Should Have Absolute Authority to Launch Nuclear Weapons -Union of Concerned Scientists

A compelling argument, especially considering the nut job now occupying the Oval Office

After Donald Trump took the oath of office, he was given the codes that allow him to order the launch of nuclear weapons.

At that point, Trump inherited a deeply flawed system: one that gives sole and absolute authority to the president to launch U.S. nuclear weapons - and puts extreme time pressure on him to make that decision.


During the presidential campaign, the public seemed shocked to learn that the U.S. president has the authority to decide - on his or her own, for whatever reason - to launch nuclear weapons, and that no one has the authority to veto that decision. There are military and political experts in advisory roles, but the final authority rests just with the president.

It's time to change that policy. The reasons behind it are now outdated.


More here: http://www.ucsusa.org/aggregator/sources/24#.WJupWRiZMo8
Posted by LudwigPastorius | Wed Feb 8, 2017, 06:30 PM (5 replies)

The Case for Rosie O'Donnell as SNL's Donald Trump

Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, subscribes to (a) phallocentric worldview. To him, women are sexual objects coded for, in Mulvey’s words, “strong visual and erotic impact.” None are spared. As an overseer of beauty pageants, he subjected contestants to a humiliating vetting process dubbed “The Trump Rule”; as a father, he frequently objectified his eldest daughter, Ivanka, and once speculated about the breast size of his other daughter, Tiffany, when she was a mere infant. If, God forbid, women disrupt his gaze by assuming a role other than passive object, Trump lashes out. When Hillary Clinton took a bathroom break during a Democratic debate, he called it “too disgusting” to mention; when a female lawyer requested to pause his 2011 deposition because she needed to pump breast milk, Trump reportedly turned red in the face, got up out of his chair, screamed, “You’re disgusting!” and ran out of the room.

This churlish, troglodytic behavior is said to have followed him all the way to the White House. According to an Axios report, Trump demanded that the women who worked for him during the campaign “dress like women,” and after Melissa McCarthy skewered his press secretary Sean Spicer in a popular Saturday Night Live sketch, the president allegedly recoiled in horror.
“More than being lampooned as a press secretary who makes up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes, according to sources close to him,” reported Politico, which added that the “unflattering send-up by a female comedian” did not bode well for Spicer’s “longevity in the grueling, high-profile job.”


News that a gender-swapped parody constituted the ultimate insult to Trump prompted comedy fans to reach out to Rosie O’Donnell, the former reality-show host’s archnemesis, about portraying either President Trump or his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, on SNL.


“I am here to serve,” tweeted Rosie. “I would need a few days to prepare—so if called—I will be ready.”
That, naturally, piqued the public’s interest even more.


Much more here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/08/the-case-for-rosie-o-donnell-as-snl-s-donald-trump.html
Posted by LudwigPastorius | Wed Feb 8, 2017, 03:56 PM (5 replies)

Post Your Politically-Themed Limericks Here

I'll start...


Ryan, McConnell, and Trump
and Bannon, that fat Nazi chump
the law they will rend
and soon they will send
our Constitution to the dump
Posted by LudwigPastorius | Fri Feb 3, 2017, 05:15 PM (24 replies)
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