"Honestly, we have all the material. They don't have the material."
--King Donny XIV
I'm waiting to see how Trump cultists will take this admission of guilt and obstruction.
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significantly less than the $4.3 trillion President Barack Obama added from January 2009 to November 1, 2011.
Most of which was to jump start an economy that the GOP let Wall Street run into the ground. Without that stimulus, Trump wouldn't be able to crow about "his" economic numbers.
Here's another fun fact for you:
S&P rise in Trump's first three years: 42.2%
S&P rise in Obama's first three years: 56.2%
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You want corruption? Hint: The Bidens and the Clintons.
Yup, the Bidens are so corrupt that Trump can't get his own AG and Justice Department to investigate them. So corrupt that Trump has to get halfwits like Giuliani, Parnas, and Fruman to organize a smear campaign against them.
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So you're admitting the economic numbers are good :D
Of course. Some are good.
And some are not so good.
And none of them are the best ever.
And Trump is a liar.
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the Democrats just can’t resist going after this President,
Because he's thoroughly corrupt, unfit for office, and a menace to the future of democracy.
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The economic numbers don't lie.
But Trump does.
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TRUMP: “We have the greatest economy we’ve ever had in the history of our country
Annual growth rates compared:
Late 1990s--over 4% for four years straight (Clinton, Democrat)
2018--2.9% (Trump's best annual)
2015--2.9% (Obama's best annual)
Trump's best quarterly--3.5%
Obama's best quarterly--5.5%
TRUMP: "Since my election, America has gained over seven million jobs."
Trump--a little over 7 million added in past three years
Obama--7.8 million added in final three years
TRUMP: "For the first time in decades, we're no longer concentrating wealth in the hands of a few,"
Fact: wealth inequality has increased under Trump.
Trump is a liar.
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Here's a nice one from the ministry's website:
if lawyers’ attendance during interrogation were to be granted, it would make it difficult to discover the truth of the case due to the difficulty of obtaining sufficient statements from the suspects, which would significantly undermine the function of interrogation.
= easier to coerce a confession
And this one:
crime victims or the Japanese people, who strongly demand that the truth of a case be discovered.
= trial by public opinion (through the media)
By the way, Masako Mori, why are diet members Katsuyuki Kawai, Anri Kawai, Isshu Sugawara, Tsukasa Akimoto, Toshimitsu Funahashi, and Mikio Shimoji not in the Tokyo Detention Center? Surely the crimes they are suspected of committing are "grave".
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used standards created by international organizations such as the Forest Stewardship Council and the Marine Stewardship Council.
A couple of organizations that were created to protect industry. The IOC and the JOC are thoroughly corrupt.
said it will study the WWF's request for a report and external review.
In other words, it will do nothing.
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"I should refrain from comment as investigations are under way."
"I will explain when investigations are done."
I'd like to explain the whole story at an appropriate time,
= I will wait to see how much they know about my shady dealings. Then I will weep and bow more deeply.
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The one in the House was. This one won't be.
The "one in the House" wasn't a trial. It was an inquiry, i.e. an investigation.
“It’s not a question of saying what proof, it’s what allegations have been made, and that has to be subjected to scrutiny as to how we go forward. *
The inquiry was conducted because substantive allegations were made, which were subsequently investigated and corroborated. Now it moves on to the Senate for a trial. Trumpsters can't seem to get this straight.
The Democrats in the House did their job admirably. The Republicans in the Senate have already decided not to do their job at all.
Dershowitz either knows better or should
Of course Dershowitz knows better. His line of reasoning is rubbish, and he knows it, but it's the rubbish that Team Trump and the GOP Senate has decided upon for its line of defense of their Lord and Savior. At this point, Trump's defenders have nothing else to go on except the "not impeachable" schtick.
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What part of "well regulated Militia" do the pro-gun nutters not understand?
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I don't rule out Buttigieg getting the nomination. And I don't rule out him beating Trump in the general. Anything is possible.
In any case, Buttigieg is a truly respectable person. Not the type who lies, cheats, defrauds, demeans, and complains. Not like some.
A real adult.
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the president hasn't had a chance to present his side.
He was given the opportunity to do so under oath, and he refused.
And he has had his Twitter platform.
So cry me a river.
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Summary of Trump defenders' arguments so far:
--Trump did nothing wrong. No evidence.
--OK, so Trump did wrong. But what about libs?
--Anyway, Trump can't be thrown out of office.
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Again, no substantive arguments from the Trump supporters. Simply regurgitating the angry and vacuous talking points they get from Fox 'n' Little Friends.
Because there simply is no legitimate defense of Trump. He's a corrupt, self-serving demagogue and con man. The only ones who can't see the obvious evidence of this just don't want to look at it.
Trumpism is a cult.
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With fast and furious there was zero justice. You just get what you get and deal with it.
So your point is we should dispense with impartial justice. Because libs.
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I don't remember Trump declaring war on Iran or such congressional scrutiny and hogtying when Obama took out a slew of terrorist.
Assassinating a government official is essentially a declaration of war. Whether or not you agree with Obama's actions, they targeted non-state actors. Big difference.
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speedy trial, acquittal, no removal and everyone goes on their merrily way.
Sounds like impartial justice to me.
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I assume it was obvious that they were ment to be funny
Har har. Right-wing humor is so funny.
the photo last year of this comedian with a bloody cut-off Trump head was probably seen as a great funny joke?
That wasn't considered funny by anybody, including the "left". It was pretty widely condemned by liberals. On the other hand, right-wingers actually find this Pelosi and Schumer joke amusing.
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Democrats trying to project that terrorist general who was finally taken out as a revered leader.
Nobody has said that. A joke is only funny if it contains some degree of recognizable truth.
The Democrats in congress simply find Trump's decision to kill this man strategically and politically problematic.
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“How low can you go?”
As low as Trump's supporters allow him to go. Which is presumably bottomless.
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This "tradition" dates back to 1948, when the government decided to turn an ancient imperial ritual into a national holiday. Which is why the event still centers around listening to some government official drone on about how to be a responsible adult.
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Industry, including the oil and gas sector, has pushed the administration
Hey, what happened to all that talk about draining the swamp and not being pushed around by lobbyists?
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Iran mistakenly shot this plane down. However, this wouldn't have happened in the first place if Donny XIV hadn't inflamed tensions with Iran for his own benefit.
RIP to all the innocent victims of this idiotic conflict.
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I think had it not been done, more Americans would have died
You do? Because Soleimani was going to personally carry out the attack all by his lonesome? You've been watching too many Marvel movies, my friend.
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Now would the Iranians do and honor the same...nope,
When did "the Iranians" attack cultural sites? Do you have some information on that?
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