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#305980 - 03/14/18 08:18 AM Re: From Bad to Really, Really Worse [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I knew Homan reminded me of someone, then I realized who it was and it put a chill up my spine:

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#305987 - 03/14/18 06:49 PM Re: From Bad to Really, Really Worse [Re: NW Ponderer]
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When I first saw this, I had to check to make sure it wasn't The Onion:Kudlow to become Trump's next top economic adviser - CNN.
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#305990 - 03/14/18 11:56 PM Re: From Bad to Really, Really Worse [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Rick Perry is known for talking openly about "taking a bulldozer to the VA hospitals" because he seems to think that the regular medical community knows everything they need to know about disabled vets.
My wife spent six years BEGGING for an official diagnosis of her MS and none was forthcoming. Had she received a timely dx, she might have retained her ability to walk.
And, of course, without an official dx, she couldn't even get so much as a wheelchair, because minus the diagnosis, she "didn't have ANYTHING" despite not being able to walk.

Perry's wet dream: Give every disabled vet a two thousand dollar voucher, a kick in the teeth and a great big
"THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE"

Now GTFOOH...
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#305995 - 03/15/18 03:58 AM Re: From Bad to Really, Really Worse [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
When I first saw this, I had to check to make sure it wasn't The Onion:Kudlow to become Trump's next top economic adviser - CNN.

I truly believe that Donald Trump hates America all because BAMZ!!! made fun of him at the 2013 Correspondence Dinner and America laughed at him too.

This is all pay-back. Hmm
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#305998 - 03/15/18 04:20 AM Re: From Bad to Really, Really Worse [Re: pdx rick]
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Donald Trump hates America all because BAMZ!!! made fun of him at the 2013 Correspondence Dinner and America laughed at him too.


No, it was the very painful hair transplant back when he was married to Ivana. He was so pissed off, that's when he raped her.
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#306003 - 03/15/18 04:48 AM Re: From Bad to Really, Really Worse [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
I knew Homan reminded me of someone, then I realized who it was and it put a chill up my spine:


Good catch. Bow
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#306025 - 03/16/18 05:11 PM Re: From Bad to Really, Really Worse [Re: pdx rick]
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Andrew McCabe is in a really tough spot. Andrew McCabe pleading case at Justice Department. If Sessions does fire him, he will be facing a revolt in the ranks. If he doesn't, he could be fired by Trump, who's currently feeling his oats and facing all kinds of scrutiny. Sessions, though I despise him, likes to think of himself as honorable. As an honorable man, he wouldn't fire McCabe, since he's out of the Department anyway.

It is really hard to justify taking away McCabe's pension. Oliver North still gets his. Petreaus still gets his. Hell, Michael Flynn still has his. In other times, I seriously doubt that McCabe would face firing for his transgressions (although without access to the record, it is very hard to make that judgment). But certainly nothing he did was criminal, but violation of internal policies, and all of the others' named were. Certainly James Comey did worse (and we got Trump because of it). If a general officer gets to keep his fat pension after engaging in criminal activities, how can a career FBI agent, who has an exemplary record, be deprived of his reward for 22 years worth of service.
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#306026 - 03/16/18 06:57 PM Re: From Bad to Really, Really Worse [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Oliver North still getting HIS is the capper, at least for me.
He should be in prison.
But, you know the old saying, IOKIYAR...unless you piss off Donald Trump, of course. That's the new wrinkle in GOP politics, I guess.
At least for now, while he's still useful to certain groups of powerful people.
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#306040 - 03/17/18 04:44 PM Re: From Bad to Really, Really Worse [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Well, Sessions proved once again that his cowardice is a stronger impulse than his honor. Sessions has to appreciate that his action will have a profound impact on the FBI and DoJ. Rank and file members will see it as a betrayal and a threat.

BTW, as I think someone mentioned, getting fired does not prevent his getting hired in another federal agency. He's only 50. I think he actually needs to work for 2 years on another position to retire, and I'll have to see what there rule actually is, but I researched the timeframes for myself a few years back. It has to be a permanent position, not a term position (which is why I missed out on mine). I've got 15+ years of creditable federal service, but couldn't retire without taking another job. FERS.

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#306041 - 03/17/18 05:16 PM Re: From Bad to Really, Really Worse [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Sessions... likes to think of himself as honorable. As an honorable man, he wouldn't fire McCabe, since he's out of the Department anyway.

Sessions just showed himself to be a cuck to a pseudo alpha-male in orange make-up and bobby pins.

You can't make this stuff up. Hmm
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