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by Lagamorph » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:58 pm

I can't wait for his tweets.
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by Alvin Flummux » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:59 pm

Cuttooth wrote:Federal judge in Hawaii has just blocked Trump's second attempt at his travel ban from taking affect.


Incoming Tweet tantrum in 3... 2...

Lagamorph wrote:I can't wait for his tweets.


Somebody should compile them into a children's book format. Or more emo songs.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Hexx » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:36 pm



He's going to go ape gooseberry fool - judge was appointed to bench by Obama too
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Mini E » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:36 pm

I quite enjoy the knowledge that at this exact moment of time, wherever Trump is, he is extremely pissed off.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:25 am

I quite enjoy the knowledge that Trump and co's words are coming back to haunt them.
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by Garth » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:39 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:I quite enjoy the knowledge that Trump and co's words are coming back to haunt them.


From the ruling:
The Government appropriately cautions that, in determining purpose, courts should not look into the “veiled psyche” and “secret motives” of government decisionmakers and may not undertake a “judicial psychoanalysis of a drafter’s heart of hearts.” The Government need not fear. The remarkable facts at issue here require no such impermissible inquiry. For instance, there is nothing “veiled” about this press release: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.[]”


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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Garth » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:43 am

Trump's 2018 budget proposal:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... -proposal/

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People voted for this gooseberry fool, lol.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Preezy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:20 am

I love that a single judge can scupper the President's plans, must take some balls.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:08 am

The EPA accounts for less than 1% of the Federal budget. Cutting its budget has to be symbolic here, because it's sure not saving Americans much money. Meanwhile, the defense budget gets more bloated.

State's budget getting cut is going to be a strawberry floating disaster, since State is the arm of the government that exercises American "soft power" across the globe.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Moggy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:18 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:Meanwhile, the defense budget gets more bloated.


But they have to spend a lot of defence because all those Muslims and Mexicans want to hurt them. :cry:
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by Peter Crisp » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:49 am

They also need to spend more on area 51 :shifty: .

I wonder if the staff have to go through a process of being promoted from area 1 all the way to area 51?
Area 1 contains rubbish secrets like the KFC recipe and it just gets more and more secret until bingo, it's aliens.
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by KK » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:01 am

I really wouldn't want to be broke in America, I can tell you that much.
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by Moggy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:04 am

Peter Crisp wrote:They also need to spend more on area 51 :shifty: .

I wonder if the staff have to go through a process of being promoted from area 1 all the way to area 51?
Area 1 contains rubbish secrets like the KFC recipe and it just gets more and more secret until bingo, it's aliens.


See if I was in charge, I would set up a super secret Area 51 and let all the loonies spend all their time investigating it and coming up with theories about what is in there.

But I would put all the really secret stuff in Area 52.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by KK » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:26 am

Some of these cuts are mind blowing...

- Cuts $250 million from coastal research programs that ready communities for rising seas and worsening storms.
- Eliminates the Economic Development Administration, which gives out grants in struggling communities
- Cuts $3.7 billion in grants for teacher training, after-school and summer programs, and aid programs to first-generation and low-income students
- Shifts air traffic control outside the government
- Eliminates funding for many new transit projects and support for long-distance Amtrak trains
- Eliminates $175 million in subsidies for commercial flights to rural airports
- Cuts $499 million from the TIGER grant program, which has funded dozens of road, transit and other projects.
- Discontinues funding for international climate-change programs.
- Cuts $102 million of funding from Earth science, terminating four missions aimed at understanding climate-change

And on and on it goes...

This man is out of his damn mind.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by Preezy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:27 am

This is what happens when you elect a businessman into office. He's all about the bottom line.
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PostRe: The American Politics Thread
by KK » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:32 am

They're almost so outrageous it's like they're intentionally designed not to pass congress. The man is a con-artist, so ask yourself what's the con being played here...to go back again with less severe cuts that seem relatively moderate by comparison?
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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:34 am

KKLEIN wrote:They're almost so outrageous it's like they're intentionally designed not to pass congress. The man is a con-artist, so ask yourself what's the con being played here...to go back again with less severe cuts that seem relatively moderate by comparison?


I think congress would pass that budget though.
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by Rocsteady » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:36 am

I don't like resorting to hyperbole but surely some of this is worryingly close to fall-of-Rome type policies. Piling billions more into an already ludicrously bloated defence sector while completely decimating education and healthcare. The public's not going to be prepared for our Information Age in any sense, even ignoring the disastrous climate change/environmental policies.
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