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#2641 Old Man

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Posted Yesterday, 02:33 PM

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Posted Yesterday, 02:34 PM

I have seen the list of people performing for the Inauguration and I am distinctly underwhelmed.


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Posted Yesterday, 04:43 PM

I have seen the list of people performing for the Inauguration and I am distinctly underwhelmed.

Yeah. You would think that he could at least get The Red Army Choir (or what is left of it !) .



#2644 Armitage

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Posted Yesterday, 05:07 PM

As I recall, at one point Trump's inaugural committee was supposedly offering diplomatic positions to anyone who could get an A-List celebrity to appear at the inauguration.

 

...Here it is.

 

 

 

Two talent bookers, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, told the Wrap members of Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee contacted them “with offers of cash or even plush diplomatic posts in exchange for locking in singers.”


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Posted Yesterday, 05:14 PM

It's not uncommon for ambassadorships to "easy countries" to be given as political gifts.  The actual work gets done by the staff, and the "ambassador" lives it up in the embassy, and for the rest of their life they get to use the honorific 'ambassador'.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:22 PM

Trump and Putin are both "alpha male" personalities. Maybe that's what Trump finds appealing about him. But the Donald has only played that game when the stakes were financial bragging rights. Putin has literally gambled with his life for much of his career.

 

If Trump tries to confront him on that level, I predict Putin will eat him alive.


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#2647 Old Man

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Posted Yesterday, 07:40 PM

I'd argue that he already has.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:38 PM

I'd argue that he already has.

 It is  my understanding that the Trump/Putin fan fic, has, in fact, gone in a different direction.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:11 PM

So Mexico extradition of El Chapo timed to give Obama the credit.

Say what you like about him, Barack Obama's tenure boasts an impressive toll on the Nation's enemies. El Chapo now, but Bin Laden and Quaddafi. Plus so many other whose names are less well known.

It's kind of surprising his opponents revile him so much. If he had a different letter after his name they'd be building statutes.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:55 PM

It's kind of surprising his opponents revile him so much. If he had a different letter after his name they'd be building statutes.

True, but their statutes are often found to be unconstitutional and subsequently struck down.


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Posted Today, 07:59 AM

Portland is getting ready for some massive protests today -- the city is blue-state as blue-state can be and about 30,000 people are planning to take to the streets. It'll do horrible things to traffic, but that's rather the point of a protest. The Mayor has said he wants the marchers to stay off the freeways and light-rail tracks, and the local public transit has a plan to stop buses from going downtown at all if things get out of hand.

 

Part of me wants to join them.


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