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Offline Lyle (Mooska)

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Re: News and Current Events - 2013 to 2014
« Reply #5655 on: December 19, 2016, 01:45:47 PM »

Well, the electoral college is voting in each state today.  People were trying to hope that they'd come to their senses and do what this thing was designed to do in the first place, prevent abominations like Donald J. Trump from setting foot anywhere near the seat of Government, but like many of our institutions, it's been a feeble excuse for which it was intended.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2ragMBCzPA

We got G. W. Bush out of it, who now seems like an Einstein compared to what we now have in store for us. Because much of the population of the U.S. now moves around a lot and usually toward cities and population centers, this electoral college scenario could very well play out again and again if not overcome.

So, unless an addendum from any Secretary of State is filed before the first week of January when today's electoral college votes are made official the first week of January, in a count in Congress with the Vice-President officiating, then Hillary Clinton's National Presidential Vote total lead will be 2,864,978 votes. 48.2% to 46.1%.  It's a sad state of affairs when 77,744 votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania combined lost HRC the election when overall she received 2,787,234 more than that in this country.

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« Reply #5656 on: December 19, 2016, 04:07:33 PM »
Donald Trump has cruised to victory in the Electoral College despite thousands of anti-Trump protesters who converged on state capitols across the country.

Monday's vote ensures that the billionaire will become America's 45th president.

Texas put the Republican president-elect over the 270-vote threshold. Electors had been deluged with emails, phone calls and letters urging them not to support Trump. Two Texas electors cast protest votes against Trump, but in the end he had more than he needed....


https://ca.yahoo.com/news/latest-trump-35-electoral-votes-163143590.html

Offline Lyle (Mooska)

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« Reply #5657 on: December 20, 2016, 10:59:09 AM »
^^^^^^

You do like to rub it in, don't you?  By choosing to quote that Trump "cruised to victory" you
seem to imply (and enjoy) your own admiration (and normalization) of Donald Trump and if
that's the case, then why don't you admit it here now. You've quoted enough stories about
him and his family, after all. Why else would you quote the news that we all knew would
happen yesterday, but have dreaded?


On Monday night, Trump issued a statement saying, "today marks a historic electoral landslide victory in our nation's democracy."  He also tweeted out "We did it.  Just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media)."

Such a man of tact, grace and vision. He cannot even be gracious in his election. He cannot even be truthful. In fact, in nearly 80 percent of previous presidential elections, the winning candidate earned a larger share of the electoral vote than Trump.  And even more percent than that actually had more votes than their opponent.  You lost the national vote Donald. You're a loser. I will not let you forget it, since you continually lie about it (in his case "it" means "everything").

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Lola, Bubba, Pepee, you can have two more chances to quote "he cruised to victory" coming up:

There are two more steps in the process. States will submit a "certificate of vote" to the Federal Register by Dec. 28. Then, on Jan. 6, Congress will formally tally the Electoral College's votes in a joint session and make it official.

Ironic...January 6th: Epiphany.  Too bad Epiphany didn't occur on November 8th.

All hail the Pig/Pence Administration Abomination.
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Re: News and Current Events - 2013 to 2014
« Reply #5658 on: December 20, 2016, 11:29:16 AM »


The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen, is a short tale about two weavers who promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that they say is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, no one dares to say that they don't see any suit of clothes on him for fear that they will be seen as "unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent". Finally, a child cries out, "But he isn't wearing anything at all!"

We are currently living a real life version of this.

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« Reply #5659 on: December 21, 2016, 05:02:14 AM »

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Re: News and Current Events - 2013 to 2014
« Reply #5660 on: December 21, 2016, 10:59:04 AM »
^^^^^^

You do like to rub it in, don't you?  By choosing to quote that Trump "cruised to victory" you
seem to imply (and enjoy) your own admiration (and normalization) of Donald Trump and if
that's the case, then why don't you admit it here now. You've quoted enough stories about
him and his family, after all. Why else would you quote the news that we all knew would
happen yesterday, but have dreaded?


On Monday night, Trump issued a statement saying, "today marks a historic electoral landslide victory in our nation's democracy."  He also tweeted out "We did it.  Just officially won the election (despite all of the distorted and inaccurate media)."

Such a man of tact, grace and vision. He cannot even be gracious in his election. He cannot even be truthful. In fact, in nearly 80 percent of previous presidential elections, the winning candidate earned a larger share of the electoral vote than Trump.  And even more percent than that actually had more votes than their opponent.  You lost the national vote Donald. You're a loser. I will not let you forget it, since you continually lie about it (in his case "it" means "everything").

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Lola, Bubba, Pepee, you can have two more chances to quote "he cruised to victory" coming up:

There are two more steps in the process. States will submit a "certificate of vote" to the Federal Register by Dec. 28. Then, on Jan. 6, Congress will formally tally the Electoral College's votes in a joint session and make it official.

Ironic...January 6th: Epiphany.  Too bad Epiphany didn't occur on November 8th.

All hail the Pig/Pence Administration Abomination.

Lyle you are losing it buddy.    I quoted a news story, a story that yes you have been talking about for a month... I didn't say sailed to victory, the article did.


And my name is not Pepee, it's Pepe as I explained to you in a message.


And I hate to burst your bubble, but Trump isn't listening to you.  He will be the next President of the United States.   Try to move on, enjoy your holidays and your life.


As for me, I keep telling you I have no feelings about him one way or another, he isn't my President, I have a Prime Minister, one I actually like.


Now in other news, and yes there is other news going on in the world, which I do post, but the only responses seem to be the political ones.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4054140/How-German-police-bungled-hunt-Europe-s-wanted-man-Asylum-seeker-23-wrongly-blamed-Christmas-market-massacre-jumping-red-light.html



Offline Lyle (Mooska)

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Re: News and Current Events - 2013 to 2014
« Reply #5661 on: December 21, 2016, 11:11:44 AM »
^^^

I guess what you don't seem to realize is that when you choose to post something, you are saying
something about yourself.  Unless you are just randomly looking for anything to post whether
you are interested in it or not, and that also says something about you.

As for me, I keep telling you I have no feelings about him one way or another, he isn't my President.

Really? Everyone on earth has an opinion on this guy and you haven't formed any opinion about him? At all?

If one cannot be sure whether you post anything you want to discuss or not, or that you want to talk about or
that you even care about in one way or another, I guess there is no point in responding to them.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2013 to 2014
« Reply #5662 on: December 21, 2016, 11:20:06 AM »


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4054140/How-German-police-bungled-hunt-Europe-s-wanted-man-Asylum-seeker-23-wrongly-blamed-Christmas-market-massacre-jumping-red-light.html

Just posted a story I was interested "again", but again you chose to respond on Trump.


Trump has been a household name for decades, and I could have taken him or left him.  Did I think he was ever going to be President, no!   Do I think he seems Presidential, no!   Will he make a good President of the U.S., I couldn't tell ya, I am going to let him get in office first and go from there.


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« Reply #5663 on: December 21, 2016, 11:29:20 AM »
Finally...a use for Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqJRBdmmbZg

Heh!

Does anyone remember an early 1960's Disney film (it might have been made for the Sunday night
Disney program) called "Sammy, the Way-Out Seal?"  It was a childhood favorite of mine, I guess,
because I was the age of the boys in it and there was lots of slapstick.  About ten years ago I came
across a VHS of it, so I got it and watched it again. One of the stars in it was Robert Culp and the
next day I went to the grocery store and who did I run into in an aisle?  Robert Culp!  I told him that
it was odd because I'd just seen him in that film the night before. His response was something about the
experience being kind of negative and Disney being really "cheap." I just replied that it was a childhood
favorite of mine and said "thank you." Which reminds one that just because we like a work that an artist
of any kind is involved with, the experience for them may not hold the same sentiments and their reaction
to the public may not be what we might want!

I remember the writer Larry Gelbart being interviewed on PBS once. He was asked about the film Tootsie
that he was involved with. He responded by saying that he understands that the film is held in high regard
and that most people seem to love it and all, but for him, the experience working on it was so horrendous
that he cannot share that viewpoint and so he doesn't discuss it any further.

Offline Lyle (Mooska)

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Re: News and Current Events - 2013 to 2014
« Reply #5664 on: December 21, 2016, 11:33:02 AM »
Will he make a good President of the U.S., I couldn't tell ya,

"I guess when you see red flags you just think there's a parade going on."

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Re: News and Current Events - 2013 to 2014
« Reply #5665 on: December 21, 2016, 11:47:59 AM »
"I guess when you see red flags you just think there's a parade going on."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVus6eJA1yI


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Re: News and Current Events - 2013 to 2014
« Reply #5666 on: December 21, 2016, 03:38:56 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38392128

                                            ANIS AMRI
6 Aliasis....refused asylum....known follower of ISIS....crime sheet as long as your arm in his own country......arrested a number of times and questioned about involvement and support of ISIS.....and STILL they let him loose.His papers were found under the seat of the lorry that ploughed into Berlin's Christmas Market 24 hours AFTER the police had "checked" out the lorry.Even before this he was branded "most wanted" for above reasons and others.  Germany's Police Force and Immigration Services are now branded totally incompetent.
I think I have to agree.
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 Be with me always. Take any form. Drive me mad,
 only do not leave me in the dark alone, where I cannot
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 I cannot live without my life.
 I cannot die without my soul.
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« Reply #5667 on: December 21, 2016, 03:49:52 PM »
I have to agree as well, Sue!
"Life can only be understood backwards. Unfortunately, it must be lived forward."
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Re: News and Current Events - 2013 to 2014
« Reply #5668 on: December 22, 2016, 10:04:01 AM »

Earlier this month, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah plan to reintroduce an embattled bill that barely gained a House hearing in 2015. But this time around, they said, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was likely to succeed due to a Republican-controlled House and the backing of President-elect Donald Trump.

First Amendment Defense Act Would Be 'Devastating' for LGBTQ Americans
by Mary Emily O'Hara / NBC News

The language of the bill positions the right to discriminate against one class of Americans as a "first amendment" right, and bans the government from taking any form of action to curb such discrimination—including withholding federal funds from institutions that discriminate. FADA allows individuals and businesses to sue the federal government for interfering in their right to discriminate against LGBTQ people and would mandate the Attorney General defend the businesses. Senator Lee's spokesperson said the election of Trump had cleared a path for the passage of FADA.

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To paraphrase Allan Sherman's classic tune:

Goodbye DOMA, Hello FADA,
Donald's sitting in Trump Towah
Trump is very entertaining
And they say we'll have some fun if he stops reigning.



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Re: News and Current Events - 2013 to 2014
« Reply #5669 on: December 22, 2016, 10:18:27 AM »
CRAZY people!  :o


http://www.tmz.com/2016/12/22/ivanka-trump-flight/


Ivanka Trump just had a bumpy start to her Xmas holiday ... an out-of-control passenger on her flight began verbally berating her and "jeering" at her 3 kids.

Ivanka was on a JetBlue flight leaving JFK Thursday morning with her family when a passenger started screaming, "Your father is ruining the country." The guy went on, "Why is she on our flight. She should be flying private." The guy had his kid in his arms as he went on the tirade.

A passenger on the flight tells TMZ Ivanka ignored the guy and tried distracting her kids with crayons. 

JetBlue personnel escorted the unruly passenger off the flight. As he was removed he screamed, "You're kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!"

BTW ... Ivanka, her family and bunch of cousins were all in coach.

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8:35 AM PT -- JetBlue just released a statement, saying, "The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. If the crew determines that a customer is causing conflict on the aircraft, the customer will be asked to deplane, especially if the crew feels the situation runs the risk of escalation during flight. Our team worked to re-accommodate the party on the next available flight."

7:48 AM PT -- The husband of the unruly passenger tweeted an hour before the plane took off, "Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them."