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The Final Dakar  (op)
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Sep 13, 2018, 10:06 PM
 
https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1040229427102314496
BREAKING: Pres. Trump rejects independent study that reports an estimated 2,975 people died in Puerto Rico in 5 months after Hurricane Maria; provides no evidence to discount the study; declares, without evidence, that the higher death toll is political ploy to make him look bad.
Now that's how its done.
     
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Sep 14, 2018, 07:12 PM
 
Just days before Florence hit, close to $10,000,000 was transferred from FEMA over to ICE. Other departments experienced similar transfers to ICE.
     
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Sep 17, 2018, 01:07 PM
 
I guess they will find the money for that wall somewhere. Also Betsy Devos' concentration camps cost $700/night per kid, so we need to pay her for that.
     
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Sep 18, 2018, 06:14 AM
 
How is Trump dealing with Florence and her aftermath thus far? I would have expected him to embrace the chance of a distraction but I'm not seeing much. If he screws the pooch isn't he risking a lot of votes in red states or are they just that safe?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 19, 2018, 10:15 AM
 
This kind of flew in under the radar...
SCOTUS lifts stay of lower court dark money decision.
     
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Sep 19, 2018, 02:42 PM
 
Reaction from the groups has been embarrassing. "This could have a chilling effect on donations"
     
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Sep 19, 2018, 02:43 PM
 
The same way turning on the light makes the cockroaches run away? Chilling.
     
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Sep 19, 2018, 05:54 PM
 
It's even better because they make it sound like it destabilizes the election:
In an interview, FEC Chairwoman Caroline Hunter said that the names of certain contributors who give money to nonprofit groups to use in political campaigns beginning Wednesday will have to be publicly reported.

Hunter and other conservatives warned the decision could have a chilling effect just as the midterms are heating up.

“It’s unfortunate that citizens and groups who wish to advocate for their candidate will now have to deal with a lot of uncertainty less than two months before the election,” said Hunter, a Republican appointee.
Conservatives said the decision to throw out the FEC rule raises First Amendment concerns about donor privacy.
Excuse me, but if you donate to candidates your name is publicly available. Donor privacy for whom?
     
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Oct 13, 2018, 03:46 PM
 
One week ago, two Republican campaign workers in Arizona visited the campaign office of a Democrat. They gave false names, and tried to make a donation from a supposed local Communist Party.
On Friday afternoon in Flagstaff, two men who called themselves Jose Rosales and Ahmahd Sadia walked into the campaign office of first-term Democrat Tom O’Halleran, with $39.68 and an urgent desire for the “Northern Arizona University Communist party” to be given a receipt for the donation.
Making campaign donations under false names is a crime. When O’Halleran's guy went to local Republican headquarters to return the money, one of the fakers promptly came out to accept the return. O’Halleran's Republican opponent denied any involvement.
In a statement sent to the Guardian on Thursday morning, a spokesman for O’Halleran’s Republican opponent, Wendy Rogers, said: “This is news to us. No one from our campaign was involved in this juvenile stunt."
     
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Oct 14, 2018, 03:42 PM
 
I believe this is where we all say, "Republican thugs."
     
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Oct 14, 2018, 04:45 PM
 
Pastor Brunson prays for President Trump after returning from Turkey.

Lord God, I ask that you pour out your Holy Spirit on President Trump, that you give him supernatural wisdom to accomplish all of the plans you have for this country and for him. I ask that you give him wisdom in how to lead this country into righteousness. I ask that you give him perseverance and endurance and courage to stand for truth. I ask that you protect him: from slander, from enemies, from those who would undermine. I ask that you make him a great blessing to this country. Fill him with your wisdom and strength and perseverance. And we bless him. May he be a great blessing to our country. In Jesus’ name, we bless you. Amen.



“I want to pray that the spirit of the Lord would rest on the president, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord. Amen,” Norine Brunson prayed.
     
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Oct 14, 2018, 06:19 PM
 
Does every president get this blessing?

Kinda gross if not.
     
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Oct 15, 2018, 06:25 AM
 
He's asking God to give Trump wisdom. Repeatedly. Because Trump has none.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 15, 2018, 07:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
... and courage to stand for truth...]
Do you believe Trump stands for truth?
     
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Oct 15, 2018, 12:59 PM
 
wrong thread.
     
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