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Comment Re:In the bunker (Score 2) 270

Well.. While we are making stupid claims... How about Obama's trips to the Med, where he and his wife took separate aircraft and a boat load of friends? And what makes you think protecting the president in FL is all that much more expensive than having him at the White House? It's not like they don't have SS staff in both places at this point...

You silly person. Think about what you just said. "what makes you think protecting the president in FL is all that much more expensive than having him at the White House?" and then you finish with, "It's not like they don't have SS staff in both places at this point.".

If they have SS service staff in both places (and of course, Trump Tower plus the homes of Uday, Qusay and Ivanka), then that's where the extra expense comes in. I'll bet if you sit down and really give it a lot of serious thought, you'll come up with how this "multiplication" thing works.

Comment Re:WTF (Score 1) 244

It only applies to countries that are part of Trump's Muslim ban.

The Trump travel ban affects six countries (at least the new, improved one does) and the new restriction on electronic devices affects eight countries.

I'm not sure which countries make up the additional two.

Comment Re:Comey? (Score 4, Interesting) 516

Maybe it's because they WEREN'T "investigating Trump" at the time, and still aren't.

According to the FBI director, there is an investigation into whether "associates of Mr. Trump were in contact with Russian officials, and whether they colluded with them."

Now, you may say this is not "investigating Trump", but in government corruption investigations, the FBI always works their way from "associates" inward to the main guy. These are not people that anyone would trust not to "flip" on the boss if they're facing jail time.

The noose is tightening. You can tell from the panicked tweets.

Comment Re: Next! (Score 1) 155

Maybe because such a law was recently implemented in Europe

OK, but laws like the Republicans are proposing, criminalizing protest have been passed in places like Egypt, Russia, Turkey, etc. There are people doing jail time for protesting in those places.

Let's not bullshit. We both know the reason the usual suspects are expressing their Sunday night outrage (or Monday morning, for those being outraged from Macedonia and points East) over a law regarding inaccurate statements.

Comment Re: Next! (Score 1) 155

That article is just more of what your first post's article had in it. And neither one is very meaningful until the laws are actually made.

Ah, good. Now we're getting to it. Read the summary for the article we're talking about. It's also just a "proposed" law, but it apparently has caused much consternation among the commenters.

Don't you think we should also hold our fire on this new bill until the "law is actually made"?

Or are you suggesting that when a Democratic state legislator proposes a bill it should be held to a different standard than when Republican legislators do it?

I am currently in a state (Texas) where state legislators are famous for proposing bills that are so stupid it would make your head spin. Their laws are overturned by the US Supreme Court as unconstitutional more often than just about any other state in the union.

Comment Re: Next! (Score 3, Interesting) 155

I should be aloud to move and hit you in order to save my own life/property.

The 18 state legislatures pushing these bills are less concerned about your car being blocked than people showing up demanding answers.

All of the bills would allow states to sue protesters for the cost of policing. Do you believe we should be able to sue gun manufacturers for the cost of policing, too?

Both speech and gun ownership are supposedly constitutional rights.

Comment Re: Next! (Score 1) 155

There's a difference between preventing peaceful protest and preventing people from blocking highways that are used for emergency vehicles.

I was hoping someone would try to make this argument. These bills have nothing at all to do with "blocking highways", and everything to do with blocking speech.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/J...

Comment Suspicious activity found in Washington DC (Score 3, Insightful) 186

File this under, "no shit, Sherlock". I mean, has anyone gotten a load of the White House staff lately? We had a registered agent of a foreign government receiving national security briefings and holding the post of National Security Advisor before he was thrown to the wolves for being too obvious.

The president just signed a license deal to use his name on a string of Chinese brothels. I mean, what the fuck? I miss the days when the worst thing a president did was get a blowjob from a 20 year old and lie about it.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/07...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/0...

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