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Posted in: Trump says U.S. considering permanent military presence in Poland See in context

The US is not an Empire, never was and never has been. Every time I hear that from the Marxist and leftists

Are Max Boot and Niall Ferguson Marxists and leftists?

Have you ever heard of Manifest Destiny?

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. considering permanent military presence in Poland See in context

Duda said at their joint news conference that he would name the base "Fort Trump,"

Good grief . . .

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Posted in: Trump imposes tariffs on $200 bil more of Chinese goods; Apple smart watches, other gadgets exempt See in context

in a victory for Apple Inc and its American customers, the administration removed smart watches and some other consumer electronics products from the list of goods imported from China.

Nothing swampy about that whatsoever.

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Posted in: Trump says high court nominee 'on track,' as accuser offers to testify See in context

"to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago,

Why does Kavanaugh have to add how long ago this "didn't" happen? Is he implying that even if it did happen, it's a long time ago and doesn't matter because he was just a rich prep school brat feeling his oats?

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Posted in: Author Murakami withdraws from consideration for alternative Nobel award See in context

nationality, that is

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Posted in: Author Murakami withdraws from consideration for alternative Nobel award See in context

The Nobel Prize in Literature should not be regarded as a gold medal win for a specific nationality. Great literature transcends nationalism. I am glad that Ishiguro won the prize, not because he is Japanese or British or whatever, but because he is a great writer. Ditto Hesse, Faulkner, Camus, Oe, etc.

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Posted in: Trump, Pompeo bash ex-Secretary of State Kerry on Iran talks See in context

Kerry's actions here are, I think, problematic, whatever one may think of Trump's Iran policy (or his overblown reaction). That said, they're certainly no worse than Tom Cotton's letter to the Iranian government when Obama was president. A nation's foreign policy should be consistent and communicated with a minimum of confusion.

Tweets don't help either.

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Posted in: Japan on brink of IWC pullout after commercial whaling comeback blocked See in context

There can only be two reasons why Japan insists on hunting animals almost nobody wants to eat:

1) to reinforce public perception that the world doesn't fully appreciate Japan's unique "traditions" (like hunting whales near Antarctica, ha ha), thereby bolstering nationalism and the LDP

2) to support an industry in which certain members of the government and organized crime groups have a vested interest

Neither of these reasons warrants the wasting of marine resources (or the killing of intelligent mammals, according to some) or tax revenue.

Whatever happened to the uniquely Japanese ethic of "mottainai"?

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Posted in: Japan on brink of IWC pullout after commercial whaling comeback blocked See in context

One wonders why Japan invests so much money and effort in protecting its whaling industry while there is such low demand for the product. What a charade. What a waste.

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Posted in: Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets See in context

It must be a very slow day for the media today. But I do give them props for trying so very hard. Lol

Trump tweets something outrageously stupid and offensive. Even high-ranking Republicans object to these assertions. Meanwhile his loyal supporters blame the press for reporting these things.

Check out far left Fox "trying so very hard" to "bring down" the president. Libs! Lol

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/13/trump-ignites-firestorm-over-number-hurricane-related-deaths-in-puerto-rico.html

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Posted in: Stormy Daniels promises to tell all in memoir due out Oct 2 See in context

And nothing else works so here comes Stormy again! With a book!

The deep state left has been trying to bring down Trump for years. When leftist building contractors weren't paid for their work for Trump's hotels and casinos, they blamed Trump! And then ultra-Marxist news outlets reported it:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/10/dozens-lawsuits-accuse-trump-not-paying-his-bills-reports-claim.html

No one in history has been treated as unfairly as Trump has been.

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Posted in: Trump vents anger over book; Woodward says Kelly, Mattis denials of quotes untrue See in context

The Dems want to go from sirloin to tenderloin. Lol

Trump = sirloin

Pence = tenderloin

Got it.

Who to believe: two highly decorated military generals or a reporter doing/saying anything just to sell a book?

Yes, somebody already made that point. A little late to the rodeo, eh comrade? I assume the correct answer is the slimeball reporter who’ll do anything for a buck. The lib who’ll write things about Donald Trump that nobody would ever imagine in a zillion years. Against our man. Against our dear, dear leader.

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Posted in: Trump vents anger over book; Woodward says Kelly, Mattis denials of quotes untrue See in context

So if you think Woodward is wrong about this, which is the logical conclusion to draw from your posting this link, you think that Obama didn't make a mistake

I'll translate bass' point into English:

Bass wants to say that because Woodward has also been critical in his reporting of Democrats in the past, which has made some Democrats upset, therefore Democrats are being disingenuous in their trust of Woodward this time, which means Woodward's book on Trump's WH must be a nothing burger or completely false.

I know, this logic escapes me as well, but I'm just translating.

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Posted in: Osaka charms Japan with her manners — and broken Japanese See in context

"She is not the type of person who asserts herself boldly, but she is shy and humble and that makes her look more like a Japanese," Junko Okamoto, a communications specialist, wrote

Some people are shy and humble, and some are not. Naomi Osaka grew up in the U.S., so it's odd to attribute her personality traits to ethnicity. Unless this "communications specialist" is implying that being humble is a genetic characteristic of the Yamato race.

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Posted in: Trump vents anger over book; Woodward says Kelly, Mattis denials of quotes untrue See in context

"An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud."

--Donald J. Trump, August 7, 2012

And yet Cult 45ers believe the esteemed journalist Bob Woodward lacks credibility.

To the left, Woodward is a Deep State icon. Nothing more, nothing less.

Ha ha. One of the men who exposed Nixon's corruption is now considered "deep state". Another fever dream of the diseased alt right #QAnon crowd.

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Posted in: Cruel yet popular punishment: Japan's death penalty See in context

Most Japanese support the death penalty simply because they don't want to think about it, or haven't had much opportunity to.

It does not deter crime.

It does not bring solace to the victim's loved ones.

It is not justice. An execution is still a moral sin, a failure to find better solutions.

The death penalty serves no purpose other than to legitimize state murder.

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Posted in: Pence: I'm confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column See in context

"I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and would submit to any review the administration wanted to do,"

This is the same Mike Pence who said Trump "hasn't broken his promise" to release his tax returns. He's a bald-faced liar, a charlatan, and a suck-up.

I doubt if it was Pence who wrote the op-ed, but not because I think he's an honest person.

you don’t know if this person was a Republican or a Democrat

Yeah. Maybe it's all just a hoax, like Obama's birth certificate.

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Posted in: Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote See in context

we elected him to usurp Washington the failed and corrupt swamp.

He has accomplished neither. America's democratic institutions do not allow for a Sun King, and Trump's administration is mired in corruption and legal crises.

You should have stuck with your original 2015 conclusions about Trump. He's a nutcase. And now you have to defend him. I feel sorry for you.

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Posted in: Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe See in context

Anyway, this will blow over, Cohen will be ok

That’s Cohen, so what, Trump will just pardon him.

bass4funk, April 20

Still counting on Cohen being OK and getting a pardon?

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Posted in: Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe See in context

--But it will please Trump supporters because justice matters less to them than seeing their cult leader score a point.

Right back at you.

No. Not right back at me. I never wished for indictments so that I can enjoy "watching the right's heads explode". You however, wrote:

[pardons] will make the lefts heads explode which is always a joy in itself.

Enough with the false equivalences.

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Posted in: Gov't budget requests for FY2019 swell to record high See in context

Abe has promised a stimulus package to offset the negative impact of a planned increase in the nationwide consumption tax in October 2019,

i.e., raise taxes meant for pensions but use them for useless construction projects instead

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Posted in: Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote See in context

Obama bankrupted the country, stockmarket plummeted under his watch, look at it today.. If you follow economic news, you'll know

I don't follow economic news. I only watch Fox and Friends.

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Posted in: Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe See in context

they will make the lefts heads explode which is always a joy in itself.

Pardoning these guys will upset reasonable people because its an affront to justice. But it will please Trump supporters because justice matters less to them than seeing their cult leader score a point.

It's not a left or right / liberal or conservative matter.

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Posted in: Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote See in context

watch for the democrats so-called Blue Wave to look more like a Tidy Bowl swirl circling the drain.

Exactly. Drain the toilet bowl of the crap that's been floating there too long.

boring man

(marxist, socialists, fascists) you know, the typical hallmark mantra of the left.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the mental activity of a typical Trump supporter.

BTW, I didn't know that Marxists, socialists, and fascists were "mantras".

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Posted in: Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russia probe See in context

once Trump pardons them

Pardons will do about as much to drain the swamp as building a wall will solve the immigration issue. But both will momentarily satisfy the Trump’s simpleton cult followers.

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Posted in: New book by Woodward says Trump wanted Syrian leader killed See in context

Democrats will continue to lie and try to use every devious trick they have in their bag of tricks

OK, then, show us an alternative account of Trump's White House, one in which the president is well-informed, thoughtful and balanced in his decision making, steady in temperament, and respectful of those who offer differing points of view. One in which the entire presidency is not about pleasing the insecure blowhard who somehow managed to become president. Show us such an account. Otherwise your criticism of "Dems" and "libs" and "the left" is just the usual chin music.

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Posted in: Democrats slam White House for withholding documents on Supreme Court nominee See in context

Hey, it’s right out of the Democrats playbook and to think some people say, “these people don’t have good ideas.”

What about the GOP? They practically invented the word “playbook”. Lol

it doesn’t matter, Sessions is a deadman Walking

Who hired Sessions anyway? That person must be like a smart person and a very stable genius.

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Posted in: Democrats slam White House for withholding documents on Supreme Court nominee See in context

—You sound a little like your idol Rush Limbaugh when he called Chelsea a dog and then claimed it was his staff confusing photos. That's the gimmick of a real pro, bro!

Hmmmm....What did Ed Schultz call Laura Ingraham again which ended his career

OK then. You sound like Ed Schultz. Better?

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Posted in: Democrats slam White House for withholding documents on Supreme Court nominee See in context

@bass

protect the nominator from crimes = always vote party line

Who wouldn't have thought you meant that?

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Posted in: Democrats slam White House for withholding documents on Supreme Court nominee See in context

Yes, I was specifically talking about how Ginsberg and Breyer will always vote party line, 

You sound a little like your idol Rush Limbaugh when he called Chelsea a dog and then claimed it was his staff confusing photos. That's the gimmick of a real pro, bro!

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