Jump to content
DMC

US Politics: Shutbound & Down

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, Mr Fixit said:

I'm kinda getting worried for the state of this planet in the near future. 

Only now you're worried?  Have you been on Mars for the last few decades?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Amusing (to me at least) Trump reportedly startled and bothered by Barr's warm relationship with Mueller. 

Which means that when I said that either Barr is going to fuck over Mueller or Trump thinks he is but he lied, there's a third possibility - that Trump never bothered to interview the guy and took him from his memo only. 
LOLLLLL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Corvinus said:

You sure he didn't write it? Misspelled words, bad syntax. Yeah, it's more polished than his tweets. Like Gertrude said, probably polished up, a bit, by someone else.

There aren't misspelled words. It has paragraphs!  It's organized and stays on point so somebody else wrote it.

But it's so petty and stupid and snarky in just his own way that ya that's him -- his sentiments.  Imagine the temper tantrums, thrown furniture and all the rest when Pelosi sent that letter telling him to provide the SOTU as a letter, and how the media laughed and laughed and laughed and declared Pelosi a lot smarter and better strategist than he is.  He thinks he scored and knocked her into the dirt.

I would like to know who endured and survived the last few days of his screaming.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Zorral said:

Only now you're worried?  Have you been on Mars for the last few decades?

In a cave. With his eyes shut and his fingers in his ears. :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

Perhaps, a presidential primary?

I'm already tired of this. I don't feel like playing today, sincere apologies. 

Suffice to say that the first thing I did when I got my new job title was start putting some of my generous raise away for donation after the primaries.

But if it's O'Roruke then I'm taking a trip to Rome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Jace, Basilissa said:

I'm already tired of this. I don't feel like playing today, sincere apologies. 

Suffice to say that the first thing I did when I got my new job title was start putting some of my generous raise away for donation after the primaries.

But if it's O'Roruke then I'm taking a trip to Rome.

You have yet to offer a rational reason why losing one election automatically means you cannot win a Presidential election.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Jace, Basilissa said:

I'm already tired of this. I don't feel like playing today, sincere apologies. 

Suffice to say that the first thing I did when I got my new job title was start putting some of my generous raise away for donation after the primaries.

But if it's O'Roruke then I'm taking a trip to Rome.

Looks like Rome might be the poorer for Jace not gracing it with her presence in 2020. I can categorically guarantee that O'Roruke will not win the Democratic primary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Jace, Basilissa said:

But if it's O'Roruke then I'm taking a trip to Rome.

Well, the individual limit is $2,700.  Sounds like a pretty lame trip to Rome.  Or are you gonna donate to PACs?

Anyway, Trump's aggregate approval is at 39.9% at 538 right now, the lowest it's been since last February except for one day in September.  His disapproval is at 55.2, the highest it's been since last January.

 

Edited by DMC
Didn't cite 538

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can’t stop lmao! Cohen saying Trump directed him to fix on-line polls in his favor. 

Mr. ‘Fake News Fake Polls’ was trying to fake a couple of stupid on-line polls.

There truly are not only tweets to show what a liar and hypocrite he is there are campaign statements to show what a liar and hypocrite he is. He could fix an on-line poll, but how the fuck, he said to himself, do the other guys fake the CNN/NBC/ABC etc etc polls. I’m sure he had someone working on it.

eta: I meant to add that the guy Cohen hired to do the faking is an employee at Jerry Falwell’s Christian university. CNN had fun showing Falwell saying ‘No’ when asked if there was anything Trump could do to make him lose Falwell’s support. Lol!

Edited by Fragile Bird

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, DMC said:

Well, the individual limit is $2,700.  Sounds like a pretty lame trip to Rome.  Or are you gonna donate to PACs?

 

 

Not gonna do PACs but I was planning to spread the budgeted amount between the Dem nominee and down ballot races that looked promising. In and out of my locality.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Mr Fixit said:

For all the endless problems around us, from climate change to rising political instability, the US really takes the cake these last several years.

Have you been to the UK Politics thread recently? I think that even despite this shutdown, they still take the cake. Trump's presidency has turned out to be pretty tame whereas Brexit is the gift that keeps on giving.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, DMC said:

Well, the individual limit is $2,700.  Sounds like a pretty lame trip to Rome.  Or are you gonna donate to PACs?

Anyway, Trump's aggregate approval is at 39.9% at 538 right now, the lowest it's been since last February except for one day in September.  His disapproval is at 55.2, the highest it's been since last January.

 

Hey I actually just confused myself greatly because I was trying to confirm my earlier considerations about donating. 

I have been labouring under the belief that the $2,700 limit was per candidate. But I just took another look at the FEC donations page and now I'm wondering if I was wrong about being able to spread the wealth as I was planning.

Can you help me out on this one? I'm at work for a while now so my cognitive abilities will be extremely dampened until I've appropriately balanced my blood with alcohol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Jace, Basilissa said:

Can you help me out on this one?

It's per candidate per election.  So you can donate the max for the same candidate in the primary and then in the general (if she wins the primary, obviously).  State laws vary.

Edited by DMC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, DMC said:

It's per candidate per election.  So you can donate the max for the same candidate in the primary and then in the general (if she wins the primary, obviously).  State laws vary.

Thanks, that's what I had thought. Just confused myself. Fucking sobriety. Maybe I should crack a bottle if rubbing alcohol like Mallory Archer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Jace, Basilissa said:

I have been labouring under the belief that the $2,700 limit was per candidate. But I just took another look at the FEC donations page and now I'm wondering if I was wrong about being able to spread the wealth as I was planning.

There used to be a limit on the total as well, but the Supreme Court struck it down back in 2014:

Quote

The limits capped at $48,600 the amount an individual could spend on contributions to candidates, plus $74,600 total on contributions to political parties and committees.

The court did not disturb the limit on how much an individual may contribute to a specific candidate, currently $2,600 per election. But Roberts said an individual should be able to contribute that amount to as many candidates as he chooses.

“An aggregate limit on how many candidates and committees an individual may support through contributions is not a modest restraint at all,” Roberts wrote. “The government may no more restrict how many candidates or causes a donor may support than it may tell a newspaper how many candidates it may endorse.”

The $2600 became $2700 because of inflation and, if you so desired and had sufficiently deep pockets, you could give that much to every House and Senate candidate in a competitive race as well as your preferred presidential candidate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, Mexal said:

Whistleblowers are good.

 

Whoah. Yeah, there are probably plans in Miller's office for a catapult to send them back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Martell Spy said:

Whoah. Yeah, there are probably plans in Miller's office for a catapult to send them back.

Catapults are the most practical way of getting over a wall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, The Anti-Targ said:

Catapults are the most practical way of getting over a wall.

You can't get over the wall, you can't get under it. And you don't even see it before you run into, because it's invisible so that the border patrol can see the drugs coming from other side. If you could see it though, it'd be big, gold, and beautiful. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Jace, Basilissa said:

Maybe I should crack a bottle if rubbing alcohol like Mallory Archer.

Just make sure to drink the entire bottle - once you open it it goes bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×