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Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

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David was, sadly, the less asshole of the brothers Koch.

Figures he’d be the one to die.
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In more unnerving news, there are rumblings that Trump may take steps to devalue the dollar.

This would be a stark departure from nearly 6 decades of "strong dollar" policies that saw the greenback become the chief currency of global trade.

It would also mark a frightening escalation in the trade war. Moving it into the realms of a currency war. That is one war where the US would be hopelessly outmatched.
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I’m surprised no one decided to talk about the painting I posted here. It sparked a meme and everything on Twitter.
Well, some people make elaborate artwork showing things like FDR in a giant mech suit or Theodore Roosevelt fighting bigfoot with a machine gun, and some people depict Trump with the patience and intellectual capacity to make artwork more challenging than a connect the dots image. They’re all pure fantasy anyway, so why comment?


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I’m suddenly reminded of two very specific selections from Charles Dickens’ immoral classic, A Christmas Carol.
"We are quite ruined?"

"No. There is hope yet, Caroline."

"If he relents," she said, amazed, "there is! Nothing is past hope, if such a miracle has happened."

"He is past relenting," said her husband. "He is dead."

She was a mild and patient creature if her face spoke truth; but she was thankful in her soul to hear it, and she said so, with clasped hands. She prayed forgiveness the next moment, and was sorry; but the first was the emotion of her heart.
Yes. Soften it as they would, their hearts were lighter. The children’s faces, hushed and clustered round to hear what they so little understood, were brighter; and it was a happier house for this man’s death! The only emotion that the Ghost could show him, caused by the event, was one of pleasure.



@NuclearPony
Kinda wierd how ISIS was this thing that was on the news every single night for over a decade (or two presidential terms) and now they just dont seem to be anywhere.

I wonder what changed these last two years…
I guess a joint, worldwide effort to curtail them that has existed for far, far longer than two years finally succeeded in reaching a point where there was little left to report on.

Besides, there are a lot of other, far more urgent matters to address. Like the continued attempts by that unfathomable loon in the White House and his collection of spineless sycophants to run roughshod over any semblance of proper government function and, quite frequently, the law itself.
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Kinda wierd how ISIS was this thing that was on the news every single night for over a decade (or two presidential terms) and now they just dont seem to be anywhere.

I wonder what changed these last two years…


What changed is that the Orange Skull rounded thousands of them up and is now threatening to unleash them onto Europe.

"We’re holding thousands of ISIS fighters right now and Europe has to take them and if Europe doesn’t take them, I’ll have no choice but to release them into the countries from which they came which is Germany and France and other places," Trump said.

Asked what his deadline was for Europeans to take back their citizens, Trump said the deadline "was moving along" and that the Europeans "know" what his deadline is, but declined to offer specifics.


This is what happens when you don’t let the Baby in Chief buy countries from you that you don’t even technically own. Daddy Putin would be so proud.
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America First in a nutshell: pissing away our hard-won leverage over the world to get in a fight we’re doomed to lose.

The Chinese are professional currency manipulators. For every zero we add to our money, they’ll add three. Even if we fire up the Bernankecopters—which we won’t, because Jerome Powell is not a madman—it won’t be enough.
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Shits for Brains "ordered" US businesses to divest from China.

Except he can’t, because private companies can invest where they please.

Free market.
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@Zincy
That agent should be fired and barred from work in any US agency.
Absolutely.

I bet he won’t be, though.


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Knowing Trump, he’d probably personally thank the guard himself and then blast the "fake news" for being mean to him.
And/Or put him in charge of the entire agency.
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A lot of libertarians, rich or poor, believe sincerely in the private healthcare system as the best way of advancing medicine.

In fact, it could be said that the American people (who aren’t rich) are the sacrifices on the altar of medical advancement for the whole world.
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Trump said he wouldn’t cut Medicare — now he says it could be a fun ‘second term project’

During the 2016 campaign there were at least six occasions in which Trump promised he would protect Medicare.



“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid. Every other Republican is going to cut, and even if they wouldn’t, they don’t know what to do because they don’t know where the money is. I do,” Trump told right-wing publication The Daily Signal.

But according to Vanity Fair, Trump is now telling friends it might be fun to kill the program to meet his campaign promise that he would zero-out the deficit. Thursday it was revealed that the federal deficit will come dangerously close to $1 trillion by the 2019 fiscal end.


’I can’t cut Medicare now or I’ll lose all the 60+ year olds who make up the entire Republican voter base! I’ll wait until after those suckers vote me back in, then I’ll kill them all. MAGA!’
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I just love how the journalist told the agent (who prolly went on a whole speech about how journalists are the enemy) that he was just there to write a fucking story about Star Wars! I hope that agent felt stupid afterwards, better yet I hope he was fired
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