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Doss2k
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To say fuck your no fly zone?

11/21/2016 3:54:29 PM

AndyMac
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Then after their first plane got shot down they would do a bunch of boisterous saber rattling and then limp home

11/21/2016 4:26:26 PM

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uh...Russia would most certainly not do that

11/21/2016 4:39:38 PM

AndyMac
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Russia knows they can't win a war with the US, so why do people think they are eager to start one?

11/21/2016 4:54:10 PM

kdogg(c)
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^ I would like your expert analysis as to why you think that is true.

11/21/2016 4:59:04 PM

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Still waiting on the armchair general?

11/22/2016 10:29:38 PM

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Nikki Haley tapped for UN Ambassador.

I'm not really mad at that choice.

11/23/2016 7:40:23 AM

NyM410
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Too bad it's a nothing job. That's why Frank Underwood threw it to his wife..

11/23/2016 7:41:56 AM

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Come on man, let me grasp at those straws.

11/23/2016 8:09:21 AM

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Carson for HUD makes zero sense

11/23/2016 12:23:11 PM

eleusis
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it keeps him away from healthcare.

11/23/2016 1:40:48 PM

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I thought he decided he wasn't going to get involved with Trump's staff, citing his inexperience in government. Guess he' brushed up over the past week.

11/23/2016 1:43:50 PM

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Trump saw the word "Urban" in HUD, and immediately thought of Carson.

11/23/2016 2:00:33 PM

adultswim
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He even had another black guy with experience in the area. Bob Woodson.

At least Carson is from Detroit I guess??

11/23/2016 2:04:20 PM

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How many billionaires do yall think will be in the White House in January?

2 so far with Trump and Devos. Peter Thiel is likely.

I'm gonna say 5.

[Edited on November 23, 2016 at 2:18 PM. Reason : Holy fuck Vince/Linda McMahon are billionaires??]

11/23/2016 2:12:36 PM

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" Trump saw the word "Urban" in HUD, and immediately thought of Carson."


This is probably 100% accurate. I was actually puzzled why Carson would be on deck for that spot, but this makes perfect sense.

11/23/2016 2:34:19 PM

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"Too bad it's a nothing job. That's why Frank Underwood threw it to his wife..
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Exactly. She's qualified for the job, but it's not that important of a position. Seems like tokenism so trump can say "see, i picked a minority/woman for something!!".

Doesn't change the fact he has a literal white supremacist as his top advisor. Or has other picks that would not be against a registry or internment.

Devos for education secretary is more concerning, she's a crank that hates public education, I can see her actively undermining the institution rather than working to make it better.

[Edited on November 23, 2016 at 2:36 PM. Reason : ]

11/23/2016 2:35:47 PM

JesusHChrist
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"Inner cities," wink, wink.

11/23/2016 2:36:21 PM

HCH
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"How many billionaires do yall think will be in the White House in January?

2 so far with Trump and Devos. Peter Thiel is likely.

I'm gonna say 5.
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Serious question, in your expert opinion, what is an acceptable level of income for these potential cabinet members?

11/23/2016 3:15:37 PM

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I just think it's funny.

But in my personal opinion, that amount of wealth is not acceptable for anyone, let alone a "public servant."

[Edited on November 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM. Reason : v that too]

11/23/2016 3:32:24 PM

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I'll take a stab at this


I don't there is inherently anything wrong with a billionaire in the Cabinet, however, I think there are some positions that it certainly gives the wrong impression. Take Secretary of Energy for instance, if you told me a billionaire held this position, I'm instantly going to think it's some oil CEO is just going to fuck over the environment. With SecDef, I'm going to assume they're just huge supporters of the military industrial complex which will only increase wasteful military spending (Looking at you KC-X and F-35 programs).

If the Cabinet is just full of billionaires, it really gives more to the 'there is a ruling class and they have no idea what the average American goes through' vibe to it. So while there isn't anything wrong with them being in high level government positions, I would certainly want to take a closer look at their finances to see how they became a billionaire. Someone like Gates as SecEducation or Musk as SecEnergy...fuck yeah, someone like the CEO of BP as SecEnergy...no thanks

[Edited on November 23, 2016 at 3:36 PM. Reason : a]

11/23/2016 3:34:46 PM

UJustWait84
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I think it's funny how everyone was up in arms about Hillary being in bed with the banks and now they're making excuses left and right for Trump's billionaire cronies being in positions of extreme power.

America is fucked proper right now.

11/23/2016 4:00:37 PM

JesusHChrist
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I, for one, welcome our new oligarch overloads

11/23/2016 4:42:37 PM

nacstate
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"I thought he decided he wasn't going to get involved with Trump's staff, citing his inexperience in government. Guess he' brushed up over the past week."


But he considered himself qualified to run for president?

11/23/2016 7:44:16 PM

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"But he considered himself qualified to run for presidental book tour?"


Yep

11/23/2016 7:59:05 PM

moron
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https://twitter.com/kellyannepolls/status/801827732535607296

I don't be recall this coming up during the election but were people against public education? Because trumps team is now openly gloating about undermining public education.

11/24/2016 11:48:13 AM

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billionaires are less likely to be bought by lobbyists and banks.


as for education, there is nothing to lose. who cares if its the end to our failing public education system. the worst case scenario is that things dont get better. they cant really get any worse. shake things up

11/24/2016 12:44:12 PM

moron
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" they cant really get any worse"


ha! they definitely can.. you must not remember 2009.

11/24/2016 1:58:17 PM

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^^^ That's what the anti Common Core stuff is about.

11/24/2016 2:52:45 PM

ScubaSteve
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^^^ it's not like the billionaire could be a "lobbyist" without the need for money..

[Edited on November 24, 2016 at 4:44 PM. Reason : .]

11/24/2016 4:44:12 PM

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what happened in 2009?

11/24/2016 6:18:29 PM

The E Man
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i guess morons gonna leave me on a cliffhanger to find out what happened to education in 2009 next monday?

11/26/2016 12:12:57 AM

moron
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i meant the financial crisis that got into full swing in 2009. Things were way worse then.

[Edited on November 26, 2016 at 12:33 AM. Reason : ]

11/26/2016 12:33:24 AM

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Nikki going to the UN is about her getting the international experiance for her presidential run.

11/26/2016 12:43:48 PM

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^^I don't understand what that has to do with the department of education

11/26/2016 12:47:40 PM

UJustWait84
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Education was dog shit if you were a college/grad student between 2009-2012ish or so.

Have you ever heard the term 'furlough'?

11/27/2016 12:54:29 PM

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I'm talking about grade school.

11/28/2016 3:45:07 PM

AndyMac
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Wonder what the "lock her up" crowd will say if he actually picks David Petraeus as his secretary of state

11/28/2016 11:55:49 PM

rjrumfel
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What happened to Romney? One of the few relatively grounded Republicans he's tapped for anything.

11/29/2016 9:44:47 AM

Shrike
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KellyAnne Conway froze him out.

11/29/2016 9:49:35 AM

jocristian
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^^^ My suspicion is that they won't care. It was never about the classified documents. It was about the perceived preferential treatment she received. It all fed into the crooked/corrupt narrative.

11/29/2016 10:19:38 AM

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Maybe but it was always more about the frothing at the mouth at getting a Clinton.

I get the idea a lot of those types would have been happier to see her charged than Trump win the election.

11/29/2016 10:53:49 AM

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Wall Street all up in that cabinet tonight.

Not that it wasn't expected.

11/29/2016 6:40:01 PM

UJustWait84
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To be fair, Trump only claimed he would drain the swamp. He never said a word about getting rid of the amphibious swamp dwelling creatures who can survive on dry land.

11/29/2016 6:49:12 PM

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LOL he is a con man for sure:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/29/news/economy/donald-trump-steven-mnuchin-treasury/index.html

11/29/2016 7:19:41 PM

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Also, Wilbur Ross.

Fairly obvious that his campaigning was empty promises. Not saying Clinton would've done any different but she didn't campaign on it like he did..

11/29/2016 8:04:47 PM

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"How many billionaires do yall think will be in the White House in January?

2 so far with Trump and Devos. Peter Thiel is likely.

I'm gonna say 5."


Tally so far:

Trump
Ricketts
Ross
Devos

Damn, I might have gone low on this one!

11/30/2016 12:20:54 PM

rjrumfel
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Is Mnuchin a billionaire?

11/30/2016 12:32:00 PM

skywalkr
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Is multimillionaire preferred? How about an ordinary millionaire?

11/30/2016 12:39:44 PM

HCH
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Our government should only be made up of people with a moderate to low level of financial success. Which is why Obama's cabinet was composed of WalMart greeters.

11/30/2016 1:29:39 PM

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