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  • 4

    viking68

    Hmmmm...trying to downsize from the last 8 years. it'll take some time.

    The big increases in government is in intelligence spending. Absolutely unbelievable the amount of spending increases there, and there will not be any reductions under the GoP.

    The other is in regulations meant to protect the public from greedy corporations. Sure, removing the regulations will pull back government a little, but not that much.

    The GoP doesn't have the will or desire to reduce government spending. All Trump has talked about was spending money and expanding the federal government.

    Any border tax will be quickly circumvented by those who help write the law. They will then go into the public as private consultants and drive trucks through the loopholes they created for Trump. It is the way government works.

    Posted in: Trump says Republican border tax could boost U.S. jobs

  • 4

    viking68

    Could be worse. Could be a highly college professor that talks and talks and talks and talks and then.....nothing happens, we went through that already and got nothing out of it, but debt and division and lack of employment opportunities.

    Nothing happened because of a do nothing and good for nothing GoP congress and senate. Employment cratered with the financial crisis, and that crisis created a lot of debt, which if didn't exist would have resulted in even worse employment rates.

    It is worse when the president (Trump) cannot understand the underlying problem let alone the problem, and then he appoints people too dumb (Devos) to do anything more than promote private religious schools, which is designed to prosthelytize and make money all in one neat package.

    Posted in: CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist; skills don't

  • 1

    viking68

    I suppose this explains why a British Jr. High teacher who happens to be Muslim and named Mohammad was recently denied entry while accompanying students on a school trip to the U.S.

    He was born and raised in the UK, has a valid UK passport and a valid visa.

    DHS is making America less safe by angering a population of 1.7 billion Muslims and creating radical sympathizers.

    As far as these new policies, there is no budget to pay for the additional 15,000 agents, which at a minimum will cost a billion dollars a year, let alone the facilities. Plus, a huge hiring ramp up will mean they are hiring the least qualified people to meet the quota.

    Posted in: Millions living in U.S. illegally targeted for possible deportation under Trump rules

  • -3

    viking68

    Tsukiji will survive just fine as a tourist destination. The frozen fish will take another 10 minutes to get there from the new location.

    Not using the new facilities is just a political move to up the ante on prosecuting the wrong doers. Instead, the costs of not opening the facilities will be paid with tax money collected from Tokyo residents. So, not using the facility is hurting those who live in and pay taxes in Tokyo.

    As far as the soil contamination, it isn't like they will tear down the nearly 4 billion dollar facility or actually use the ground water.

    Not opening the facility is just Koike demonstrating to the public how strong she is so she can run for PM. Fine, prosecute the people who falsified reports, but don't make the population pay for Koike's PM dreams.

    Posted in: Tokyo assembly to summon Ishihara to testify over Tsukiji market relocation

  • 3

    viking68

    Hollywood's love affair with itself, just like Birdman (a really odd movie) winning best picture.

    Posted in: 'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different tune on musicals

  • 3

    viking68

    His denunciations are weak and abundantly not clear.

    "horrible and are painful and a very sad"

    Great, you are sad, we are all sad.

    Where is the policy or at least condemnation of the acts?

    Posted in: Trump denounces anti-Semitism

  • 0

    viking68

    He's a nutcase, someone who wants to push Russia to war for no other reason than to have a good war.

    His doctoral thesis was that the NSC didn't stand up to president Nixon during the Vietnam war.

    That sounds like a good fit here.

    He is not a Russian sympathizer like Flynn or Trump, but that doesn't make him a warmonger.

    Posted in: Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

  • 2

    viking68

    We can only hope Trump makes more picks like McMaster.

    And less picks like Devos (religous twit), Sessions (deep South racist), Price (ethically challenged), Mnuchin (Wall Street Banker), Ross (mortgage king), Carson (brain surgeon/idiot), Priutt (science denier), Perry (bumbling idiot who makes Bush look smart and replacing a Nobel prize winner) . . . and nearly all the rest of the non-retired generals.

    Posted in: Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser

  • 6

    viking68

    That's great for the French, they seem to also love socialism a lot. No thanks, really!!

    GoP prefers a monotheism or plutocracy. Trump prefers a dictatorship.

    Posted in: Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

  • -1

    viking68

    Ok, so Trump got that story from FOX and what should happen to Trump that he made a small boo boo?

    This is just another example of how much of a crack pot he is, the guy so smart that he is the smartest guy he knows.

    Trump should act like a president and not a crack pot. He should not be creating a culture of hate in America. Soon, we will have new a breed of McVeighs bombing news institutions for perceived slights against Trump.

    The GoP should impeach him at their first opportunity.

    Posted in: Trump comment about immigration 'problems' baffles Sweden

  • 9

    viking68

    Trump gets his information from Fox News whose motto is "Balanced and Fair" No wonder he is spouting such nonsense. How do you know that for a fact. You spying on Trump????

    Nearly all of his unhinged tweets have language that comes straight from Fox news. Sometimes, within 10 minutes of the language being uttered by Fox news. It is obvious where he is getting his information and perspective.

    In this case, Trump and his press secretary cited a Fox show as the source of his comments.

    He needs to stay away from the TV. He doesn't seem intelligent enough to discern what is real and what isn't, or to understand when he is out of his depth and should ask an expert. Plus, I wouldn't think he had time to indulge in TV.

    Posted in: Trump comment about immigration 'problems' baffles Sweden

  • 12

    viking68

    Everyone here seems eager to ridicule Trump

    Everyone is eager to stop blatant demagoguery, the lies, and the alternative reality where Trump and his supporters live.

    Even the GOP says he needs to stop talking so much. It takes the narrative away from actual work. For example, his "so-called" press conference could have been different if he used the speech and talking points his staff prepared. Instead, he just sounded unhinged....

    Posted in: Trump comment about immigration 'problems' baffles Sweden

  • 4

    viking68

    Trump gets his information from Fox News whose motto is "Balanced and Fair" No wonder he is spouting such nonsense.

    This is a total reversal of information flow. The guy should not be watching TV.

    I am not a journalist, but I believe the news should be getting its information from the government, which the news confirms with independent sources to make sure it is true before releasing a story. In this case, Trump's government is getting its information from the news, which they then provide to the news.

    Trump ends up looking dumb because his source for the Sweden comment turns out to be Fox News, which is known for its lack of credibility and willingness to distort the news to fit its conservative agenda.

    Trump has a multi-billion dollar information gathering apparatus that he should be using to get his information. Heck, even wikipedia would be better. However, he doesn't use the intelligence departments because it isn't giving him the narrative he wants. Trump needs someone to blame, which was the focus of his campaign and how he won the election.

    Posted in: Trump comment about immigration 'problems' baffles Sweden

  • 4

    viking68

    All presidents lie

    Trump's lies are "unpresidented" to the point of being delusional.

    That is why his approval rating is around 40%, which is also "unpresidented".

    Posted in: Trump says White House 'fine-tuned machine,' despite turmoil

  • 4

    viking68

    I fully understand all life lost is tragic! So far, we have one under Trump and thousands under the last two

    I supported Obama's war in Afghanistan because it was a lawless state exporting terrorism and still is to large extent. I was a proponent to invading Afghanistan before 9/11. Bush was the one who pulled needed forces from Afghanistan to start an unwarranted war with Iraq that created ISIS, a new breeding ground for Al queda, and unstabilized the region.

    The point is Trump badly planned the raid (there were no committee meetings to discuss legal, diplomatic, etc. concerns), and he lied about it afterwards to pass on blame when someone died.

    A leader takes responsibility. Trump lies so that he doesn't have to.

    Trump is careless and reckless. That is a huge concern in a president.

    Posted in: Trump says White House 'fine-tuned machine,' despite turmoil

  • 2

    viking68

    @Viking68 - I concur that doing something properly is a good idea. Then there is the nature of what Trump wanted done - that is the dead rat I am talking about.

    Agreed with the rat, I've always felt that the Ban (which apparently is not a ban) was illegal and only political theater. It looks like the courts also agree.

    If Trump wanted to stop terrorists, he would have focused on countries that have terrorists or a history of exporting terrorism and wrote the EO to address an actual and identified threat.

    He (Bannon) only wanted to show their base how strong Trump was against "Muslims" and that Trump was fulfilling a campaign promise.

    Posted in: Trump seeks to end legal fight with revised travel ban

  • 4

    viking68

    Where you there?

    No, but a Obama's principles' adviser has made statements about the process for the DoD request, what the request was for (boots on the ground, but not the raid), and the decision not to commit Trump to boots on the ground in Yemen.

    The principles' adviser committee advised the principles (heads of the NSC, legal, state, etc.) not to make a decision.

    The principles' agreed and advised Obama to not to make a decision.

    Obama agreed with the principles and did not to approve the request "for boots on the ground".

    Obama never saw the request for the raid.

    Trump was the first president to see the request for the raid and he approved it.

    Then he blamed Obama when the raid went bad by lying, saying Obama approved the raid first, which is completely untrue.

    Posted in: Trump says White House 'fine-tuned machine,' despite turmoil

  • 4

    viking68

    No, I said it for a reason, think!

    OK, OJ was guilty as got off and Flynn guilty and got off. Never mind the difference between prosecuted case and a case not prosecuted.

    Hillary did as well and people died under her tenure and yet, life still goes on, deal with it, we had to and you can as well.

    Benghazi again??? Hillary again??? Give it a rest. People die all the time when conducting foreign policy. The point is to reduce the risks.

    In current news, a raid planned over a dinner table got a SEAL team member killed and a plane valued at $80 million destroyed. The raid was criticized for improper planning.

    Trump's team said Obama approved the raid, but the timing wasn't right so they put it off to Trump. Trump flat out lied because the op went bad. Obama (include principles and the principles' advisers) decided not to approve a general request for boots on the ground request. Obama never saw this raid request.

    Trump was the first to see this request. Trump did all the planning over the dinner table with a political operative present and pointed at Obama when it went bad.

    Posted in: Trump says White House 'fine-tuned machine,' despite turmoil

  • 3

    viking68

    If it doesn't fit, you have to acquit.

    Maybe you miss the irony of using a defense attorney quote that got OJ out of murder charges in a case lost because of the LAPD ineptitude.

    In this case, it does fit. An so-called "intelligence" officer fails to mention damning conversations held over numerous calls. People with top level security clearances are supposed to keep records of and report all conversations with any foreign national. They are trained to write briefs of conversations that are not recorded. Yet, this one slips his mind.

    No, this is more a case of prosecutorial discretion. Flynn got a free pass by the DoJ. If it went to a jury, it would fit.

    Posted in: Trump says White House 'fine-tuned machine,' despite turmoil

  • 4

    viking68

    Trump doesn't litigate. He capitulates

    So much for the tough guy "see you in Court" talk.

    Trump could not stand another humiliating loss. Maybe he should have listened to the acting DoJ secretary instead of firing her.

    Or better yet, he should have asked the DOJ how to write a legal EO instead of asking Giuliani and Bannon.

    Posted in: Trump seeks to end legal fight with revised travel ban

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