Trump Can Become Dictator Due to a Loophole in the Constitution

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  • #27230

    Unseen
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    @davis: “Your post above sounds like a snake oil pitch if I ever heard one.” Or should that be, “Your post above reads like a snake oil pitch if I ever read one.”

    Technically. Grammar Nazi.

    #27231

    Davis
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    Are you aware there are humans who can’t feel pain?

    Wow. I wonder if they taste good! Let’s make some human kebaps!

    #27232

    Davis
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    Someday everyone will see I was right, and they were wrong. Reminders are the flowering parts that enthuse the procreation.

    Just as we shudder when we read our historical heros saying racist things and positively describing slavery and female subjugation…so will our offspring in the future judge us for murdering and consuming green-astrophysicists…and they would be highly immoral if they don’t.

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    tom sarbeck
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    @unseen for Davis: “Technically. Grammar Nazi.”

    Yes to both.

    Attack if you must, but with clean hands. Or be attacked or ignored.

     

    #27234

    How much of what Trump does now will matter in a few years time?

     

    #27235

    Unseen
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    The “tears n rain speech” may be the most heartbreakingly affecting speech in all of sci fi. Eventually, everything passes, be it a life, a world, the universe. Gone like tears in rain.” RIP, Rutger.

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    _Robert_
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    The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long – and you have burned so very very brightly Roy.

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    Glen D
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    ” I burn my candle at both ends,

    It will not last the night.

    But ah my foes,  and ah my friends,

    it gives a lovely light” (Edna St VincentMillay)

     

    If you haven’t seen it, I recommend seeing Rutger in “Escape from Sorbibor” . A true story of The Holocaust

    #27238

    Unseen
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    ” I burn my candle at both ends, It will not last the night. But ah my foes,  and ah my friends, it gives a lovely light” (Edna St VincentMillay)

    Just don’t be holding the candle by the middle.

    #27239

    _Robert_
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    Trump did at least keep the Artemis (Apollo’s twin sister) program alive. This new, huge SLS rocket will strap on some of the space shuttle boosters and send the Orion craft to the south pole of the moon in 2024, where we set up some sort of staging area with robotic presence. The idea is that the moon has tons of water, a valuable resource out in space that could help with a Mars shot. There will be female moon walking astronauts as well as international and commercial partners. It is gonna be very exciting.

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    Davis
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    How much of what Trump does now will matter in a few years time?

    This is definitely the question on Trump that can lead to the most insightful answers. Very little of what Trump does will last beyond a couple decades. That’s the consolation we can take. Of course, immigrants who have been separated and caged…well this will affect them for the rest of their lives and so yes, in several years time his presidency will have mattered…same with some people who have lost out on cut social programs. His rich friends who he cut taxes for will enjoy those millions of saved dollars for a long time to come. And MOST importantly the rest of the worlds attempt to save the planet will have been delayed a few years (which will have repercussions throughout the century). But appart from that…I think the answer is NO. He has achieved next to nothing except insulting and alienating ALL of America’s allies except Saudi Arabia. He’s utterly failed in North Korea, screwed up tentative peace with Iran. Highly offended it’s two neighbours directly insulting their leaders and creating trade wars with them, as well as with the EU and China. Where is the wall? Where are his amazing trade deals? Where is a new healthcare deal? Where are his peace-negotiations? How many of his key promises were struck down by judges (half a dozen of them). His one unique achievement was a generous tax cut for everyone but the struggling which he attributes to the roaring economy (which is actually a result of Obama’s work…not Trumps. An economy doesn’t turn around in a couple years like that. We will have to wait quite a few years to judge his disastrous economic legacy. Homelessness has gone up. Poverty rate has barely changed. It really is flabberghasting how his adoring fans don’t recognise how much he’s failed at almost everything. It’s not even a question of if his policies were right or wrong. He’s barely achieved anything. How can most of what he has done matter if he’s barely done anything? That’s an encouraging thought (unless your are a caged immigrant or desperate social-security seeker).

    #27242

    _Robert_
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    I do wonder how much damage that Trump has done to the efforts to reverse climate change.

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    There has been a small increase in the number of jobs In the coal industry (about 4,000) since the last quarter of 2016 that is likely to fall off again as coal exports, the driver behind the increase, will decline sharply over the next few years. With an increase of about 5 million in employment figures since 2016 the increase in those joining the coal industry represents less than .01% of the total entering employment. It is also reported that more coal power plants have shut down in the last 2 years than they did in the 8 years under Obama. “Trump Digs Coal” is not likely to be on election billboards in 2020. Maybe pointing out that none of his election promises have been kept or that “the swamp” has grown more monsters that gnaw away at the rights of citizens would be a better path to take than a “Mueller light” impeachment attempt.

    #27244

    Unseen
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    Trump’s plunge to the bottom continues. His Attorney General, Bill Barr, announced an intent today to bring back the Federal death penalty.

    #27245

    Davis
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    The trend of countries copying American policy is completely reversing. Trump is trying to axe the very limited form of mixed-system government the US has and returning the death penalty. Meanwhile countries are either enacting or strengthening their mixed-systems while axing the death penalty. America still has enormous cultural influence (I don’t know anyone in any European country that doesn’t have a Netflix account). I’d say that these television programs actually deal with the very opposite issues that Trump and Evangelicals find important (or at least through an opposing view). That’s what gives me optimism about the U.S. Television is HUGELY influential and shows almost always present a negative portrait of the death penalty and a positive one about diversity and social assistance.

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