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#302626 - 08/09/17 01:20 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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OMFG!! As a national security issue, we should not allow President Trump to ever take a vacation. Trump retweets national security leak - TIME. Then, he threatens "fire and fury" against North Korea. And retweets a bot....
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#302652 - 08/11/17 12:07 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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Trump has done something it agree with!
Trump: 'The opioid crisis is an emergency' - CNN. Now, let's see what happens with that declaration.
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#302654 - 08/11/17 06:31 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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One thing that they can very easily do: Legalize marijuana on the federal level.

Every state that has done that has seen the opioid overdose numbers drop quite a bit. 29 states already have at least medical marijuana laws on their books. I think "the states experiments" phase is done. Time to act.

Nobody has ever died from a marijuana overdose. It's almost impossible to smoke too much: People just nod off and forget to smoke any more at some point. People who eat it can have an overdose, but it is just very unpleasant for a few hours. Nobody dies. They just learn not to do that again. And there does seem to be some interaction with the opioid receptors in the brain because opioid addicts find it easier to quit when they have access to marijuana.

I'm not saying long term heavy marijuana use is a good thing. It is just much better than opioid use, less addictive, and much easier to quit.

The one thing I hope they don't do is the one thing they usually do, because it is easy: That is to hassle doctors and chronic pain patients so they don't get their pain control meds. These pain patients really do not respond to opioids the same way as people without pain. They don't get high, they just get some relief from never-ending crushing pain. If we have to stop giving out opioid prescriptions completely, they could create walk-in mini-clinics in every drug store to administer pain meds for these folks.

Actually, that's not such a bad idea. Paying pharmacists to hand out one pill at a time to people on their list would probably be a lot cheaper then dealing with diverted prescriptions, overdoses, addiction, and death. A computer program could even match each id card and pass out constant levels to chronic pain sufferers, while weaning post-op and post-injury patients off the drugs.

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#302663 - 08/13/17 04:01 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pondering_it_all]
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According to Anthony Scaramucci, there are White house plotters seeking Trump exit. In other words, there are still responsible adults in the White House. We are past the point of needing to remove the Trump cancer, we are really just discussing treatment options.
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#302716 - 08/16/17 01:05 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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I am becoming more and more convinced that Donald Trump is running the greatest troll ever on the Republican Party, and they are STILL falling for it. For godsakes, guys, he supports the KKK, neo-nazis, and kisses Putin's butt! Ronald Reagan is spinning in his grave.

Please, come to your senses. You've got a perfectly good VP Pence (conservative but not insane) just waiting to take over. Every day you delay is just more damage to your Party. I know you like shooting yourselves in the foot, but everything below the knees is now gone.

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#302719 - 08/16/17 02:46 AM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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why do people feel compelled to tell the opposition party what they should be doing? Let Mr Trump tweet all he wants and then encourage him. He is a narcissist and as far as he is concerned he is making himself look great. If the Republican/conservatives want to attach their party to this administration ... well .... have at it.

It crossed my mind Mr Trump may have been the pawn in a high stakes game orchestrated by Bannon and his crew to gut the Republican party and replace it with ... well .... populism and deplorables. The Republican party may have painted itself into a corner. The base is moving toward the "new populist" party and the leadership is caught looking wide-eyed incapable of formulating a cogent plan for governance.
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#302768 - 08/18/17 05:11 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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Bannon is out. Apparently, he was getting more press than Trump.
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#302769 - 08/18/17 06:23 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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The comment counter at dead Andrew's blog for white supremacists and angry white people is spinning faster than the gold-plated Rolls Royce engines are Trump's old 757. I have never seen that many posts on a Disqus forum post that much so quickly.

They're in a fetal position over there sucking their collective thumbs. Here's one example:

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hoodaticus 13 minutes ago

Trump is now the enemy until proven otherwise. #TrumpResign
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#302771 - 08/18/17 06:55 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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I just wanted to join those in favor of encouraging Trump. He may be right on the edge but we need MORE Trumpisms to get the job done. Perhaps we should point out to him just how dangerous them damned nuns are. If we could get him to go after them nuns it just might do the trick!! (they are just about the last group he has not made enemies of <G>)

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#302773 - 08/18/17 09:21 PM Re: Trump Forum [Re: pdx rick]
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I wonder if we could get Pence replaced, ala Nixon/Agnew. Pence could resign "for health reasons" (IE. because he's an idiot) and then we get Romney in there.

Then Trump resigns and President Romney takes over. Because the current line of succession is a disaster. Don't forget, Romney invented ObamaCare. Either he's smart enough to run a state successfully, or he's smart enough to find the right people to do it.

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