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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
Number of posts: 18,489

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GOP Debate: Trump promises, multiple times, to leave Social Security as it is

Just got jury duty for the "Don't bash Democrats" rule

This was the post in question:

So she leaks a debate question to Hillary, gets fired by CNN and remains the Chair of our Party.

I'm sure you can understand what voters might think about that, especially undecideds. We lost any high ground we had, her actions just fed the , "Hillary as the corrupt, insider, politician". Big, fucking mistake.


She did leak debate questions to Clinton...this is not a "right wing talking point," she did it by her own admission, and she was fired by CNN (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/07/donna-brazile-is-totally-not-sorry-for-leaking-cnn-debate-questions-to-hillary-clinton/). If you want to believe that WaPo article, her direct quote was "“if I had to do it all over again, I would know a hell of a lot more about cybersecurity.” Which means she regrets getting caught. How do you feel that we, as Democrats, should react to that?

The poster was clearly angry and frustrated, like many of us. We lost, we have four years of Trump to look forward to. There's not a lot of love out there for Ms. Brazile, just like no one sent a thank you note to Debbie after Trump's "victory."

I voted "It doesn't quite break the rule." As we move forward, I'd like to know how you would have voted on this, since it's your Website and your rules.

Thanks.

Rep. Joe ( You lie!) Wilson (R-S.C.): on Trump conflicts: "Hes such a good businessperson"



Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) ― famous for shouting “You lie!” during one of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union addresses ― repeatedly said he wasn’t concerned at all with foreign or business interests using the open pipeline into Trump’s pocket to try to influence him.

“Hey, my view is I voted for Mr. Trump because I knew ― and I was really sold by my wife, all right, she was the one who identified ― he’s such a good businessperson, he surrounds himself by very talented people and would make a good president,” Wilson said.

Pressed again on potential conflicts of interest, though, Wilson said Trump was turning over his businesses to his children. And asked if that was sufficient, given the role that Trump’s children seem apt to play in the presidency, Wilson stressed once more that he wasn’t concerned.

“I’m sure that they’ll adjust for that too,” he said.''

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republicans-trump-conflicts-of-interest_us_5849b995e4b08283d6b525fa

Obama Admin "will determine how much to share with the public once they see" Russia report

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama expects to receive a U.S. intelligence report on security breaches during the 2016 election before he leaves office on Jan. 20, his homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, told reporters Friday.

“The president has directed the intelligence community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election process,” Monaco said, speaking at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast event. Congress will be briefed on the report, she said, and Obama’s team will determine how much to share with the public once they see the results.

The U.S. intelligence community announced on Oct. 7 that it believes hackers supported by the Russian government were responsible for meddling in the election process, including by targeting the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton adviser John Podesta and other notable political figures, like former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Congressional Democrats have ramped up their pressure for more details on Russian activities since President-elect Donald Trump, who has been notably friendly toward Russia, triumphed over Clinton on Nov. 8. Last month, Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee sent Obama a letter asking him to declassify information on the Russian interference. Earlier this week, Democrats on key House committees dealing with national security sent their own letter, asking that all members of Congress be informed of everything the intelligence community knows about Russian activity in 2016.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-report-election-meddling-russia_us_584ad081e4b0e05aded380ff

Giuliani tries to save face after hes booted off SoS shortlist: My desire wasnt that great



Rudy Giuliani tries to save face after he’s booted off Sec. of State shortlist: My desire ‘wasn’t that great’



http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/giuliani-tries-to-save-face-after-hes-booted-off-sec-of-state-shortlist-my-desire-wasnt-that-great/

Donald Trump advocate Rudy Giuliani withdrew his name from the hat of Trump cabinet picks on Friday and almost immediately called into Fox News to further discuss his reasons for withdrawing, Mediaite reports.

For weeks, Giuliani’s name has been floated as a pick for secretary of state. However, he told Cavuto, “I decided … that the whole thing was becoming kind of, very confusing, and difficult for the president-elect. And my desire to be in the cabinet was great, but it wasn’t that great.”

He said he believed he could play a better role from the outside of the Trump administration, while continuing to remain close friends with the Donald.

As for who should get the title of secretary of state? Giuliani remains in firm opposition to Mitt Romney.
Posted by Miles Archer | Fri Dec 9, 2016, 08:58 PM (6 replies)

Trump Biographer Michael DAntonio: "The President-elect probably cannot control himself."

Trump biographer: Stop overestimating him — he’s a cross between a junkie and a hungry chicken

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/trump-biographer-says-stop-overestimating-him-hes-a-cross-between-a-junkie-and-a-hungry-chicken/

“The President-elect probably cannot control himself,” D’Antonio wrote in the New York Daily News. “I interviewed him for six hours when writing a biography, and I mean that literally.”

“Long an advocate of responding ’10 times harder’ when his feelings are hurt — and they are very easily hurt — Trump has a tendency to strike with massive force without much concern for the size or vulnerability of the person in his sights,” D’Antonio said. “I suspect this is because the pain he feels when criticized doesn’t depend on the source. No matter who speaks out, he cannot bear disapproval.”

“Trump, who has long been addicted to attention, had found a new, super-potent form of it in social media. This hit was not only powerful; it was available in an endless supply that he could access at will,” he wrote.

“He no longer had to manipulate journalists and wait for them to act. He could tap out a few words and get what he wanted immediately. It reminded me of psychologist B.F. Skinner’s experiments with chickens that learned to push a button with their beaks for the reward of a food pellet. Once they had trained themselves, the birds couldn’t stop pecking even when the pellets no longer came and they injured themselves,” he said.

I feel REALLY sorry for Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson. The venues keep getting smaller and smaller...



Posted by Miles Archer | Fri Dec 9, 2016, 10:21 AM (7 replies)

Yes! YES! Trump camp is courting Lee "God Bless The USA" Greenwood for Inauguration...

...because they are hoping to do better than Kid Rock and Ted Nugent..."









Boris Ephsteyn, a spokesman for the Trump transition team, denied the president-elect is hoping for a high-caliber celebrity to serenade him on his inauguration night.

“We are focused on organizing an exciting and uniting celebration of freedom and democracy while following all rules, regulations and appropriate standards of conduct,” Ephsteyn told the Wrap.

Musicians Lee Greenwood and Garth Brooks are reportedly already speaking with transition officials, but a source told the Wrap Trump’s team hopes “to do better than Kid Rock and Ted Nugent,” two performers who supported Trump’s campaign. The source also suggested aides are looking for high-profile performers “like Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars.”

Timberlake, along with wife Jessica Biel, were active supporters of Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton during the campaign, attending a fundraiser for the Democratic candidate in August. As for Mars, a website reported in November that there is a “total lack of information regarding [his] religion and political beliefs.”

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/they-are-willing-to-pay-anything-trumps-star-status-fails-to-land-celebrities-for-inauguration/

The Trump "Presidency" has resulted in an Andy Borowitz who is no longer amusing.

Some of you may know who's behind the Facebook page "Conservative Clown Car."

https://www.facebook.com/ConservativeClownCar

The tone is similar to DU, they occasionally post some DU content, and maybe it's a even a DUer who is running it.

They post a LOT of Andy Borowitz. I don't keep track...they may actually post every single new piece he writes.

I've noticed something since the election...the reality of Trump's "Presidency" has resulted in a consistent stream of Borowitz pieces that just aren't funny, like "Sarah Palin Named As Director Of Literacy," because what Trump is actually doing is far more outrageous than any "satire" scenario Borowitz is laying out.

It feels like he's going for the obvious, the low-hanging fruit, and he's lost his "edge," because the sheer insanity of Trump's "reality" is far more outrageous and mind-numbing than anything within Borowitz's creative ability to "one-up" him.

It reminds me of the legendary Nicolas Cage SNL skit, "Tiny Elvis," where a miniature "E" is sitting around with his "Memphis Mafia" and pointing at things like a pencil and saying "Hey, you see that pencil? MAN, that's a big ol' pencil" and everyone chuckles and says "You got that right, E!"

These days, Borowitz is pointing at pencils and telling us "MAN, that's a big pencil."

That's pretty frigging sad, folks, because while I have never been a full-bore Borowitz "groupie," I'll occasionally chuckle over the wit and insight I've seen in many of his pre-Trump pieces.

These days, I'm not seeing a lot of wit and insight.

It's like the Alec Baldwin SNL impression...I've loved every segment he's done. What's going to happen when Trump really fucks up, and people suffer for it? At some point, Trump will go beyond the point where satire of his actions helps restore our sanity. Baldwin already had a moment of disgust where he said something like "the basis of good satire is that you have to like the person to some degree, or admire them, and I don't." That's what we have going on with Trump. He won't be funny at all once he assumes power.

I think Borowitz's current writing is a precursor of that.

Just my opinion.
Posted by Miles Archer | Fri Dec 9, 2016, 08:37 AM (1 replies)

New Apostrophe Bug

I just posted:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028343523

Fox News doctor: President Trump will lower suicide rates because he’ll ‘make people feel good’

And in the thread title, he’ll became hell.

This happened two other times today on my posts. Never happened before. Article title was copied and pasted from Raw Story.

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/fox-news-doctor-president-trump-will-lower-suicide-rates-because-hell-make-people-feel-good/
Posted by Miles Archer | Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:56 PM (1 replies)
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