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Old 01-21-2018, 12:21 AM   #226
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:03 AM   #227
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No one can say Michael Wolff doesn’t know how to sell books. The author of the book that everyone has been talking about for weeks dropped a bombshell Friday night in an interview with Bill Maher that took social media by storm and suddenly made people curious to read Fire and Fury all over again.

During the interview with the host of Real Time, Wolff pretty clearly insinuated that Trump is having an extramarital affair at the White House, although he also emphasized he didn’t have the ultimate proof necessary to include the bombshell in the book.

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I've always thought that Hope Hick's adoration of Trump is weird, to say the least.
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:26 AM   #228
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An elderly obese man with a diet consisting of McDonald's, KFC, and Diet Coke (what's the point in drinking Diet Coke when you just consumed 1200 calories of fast food anyway? rhetorical question). probably is incapable of getting it up regardless (which would be the snippet of info a man like him would pay $130K to keep people from knowing).


tl:dr Cliff's notes: He's OLD.Doddering. Probably wears adult diapers. But he wants you to think he's still sexually active.
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Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the president of the United States paid $130,000 to a famous porn actress to stop her from revealing details of an alleged affair between them. For Barack Obama or George W. Bush or Bill Clinton or George H. W. Bush or Ronald Reagan or Jimmy Carter—or really, for just about any of their predecessors—the mere hint of such a payoff would have become the defining scandal of their presidency. But somehow, the sordid story of Stormy Daniels has barely entered public consciousness. Few papers featured it on the front page. Within 48 hours, the conversation had already moved on to the next Trumpian controversy. The normal rules of politics simply do not apply to this particular president.

Granted, the payoff to Daniels is hardly the most egregious of Trump’s misdeeds. If nobody cared about it because the political class was too busy chronicling the larger and more consequential outrages committed by his administration, there might have been something redeeming about this silence. But it doesn’t seem as though this is what’s going on here. Instead, we have simply revised down our expectations—big as well as small, public as well as private.

This alone shows that there was something to the biggest fear that the burgeoning class of Trump-watchers expressed after his ascent to the highest office in the land: that America might quickly start to normalize the president. “In the face of the impulse to normalize,” Masha Gessen wrote the day after the 2016 election, “it is essential to maintain one’s capacity for shock.” “Washington is going about its business talking about who’s going to get what jobs,” David Remnick observed a few days later. “You would think that Mitt Romney had won. It’s a hallucination.”

Thankfully, though, the most extreme fears about normalization have not materialized. In part because of Trump’s insistence on acting like the worst cartoon version of himself—and in part because many of us took Gessen’s and Remnick’s warnings to heart—the president, by and large, continues to be treated as the aberration he really is. Newspapers that had once insisted on quoting two points of view on every conceivable issue openly state when the president lies. Business leaders who were initially willing to play ball with the administration have deserted his advisory councils in droves. Even Republican congressmen and senators who have supported his legislative agenda time and again have repeatedly felt the need to distance themselves from his most shocking comments.

Trump himself has not been normalized. But the fact that the president of the United States is deeply abnormal has.

But while we have mostly managed to resist treating Trump as a normal president, I’m increasingly worried that we have simultaneously fallen into a more subtle trap: Even the private citizens, the business executives, and the politicians who are fully conscious that the president of the United States is a peculiar aberration have not changed their behavior in the day-to-day; despite knowing everything that there is to know about Donald Trump, they go about their personal and professional lives as though we lived in perfectly ordinary times.

Many Republican congressmen and senators, for example, have not only distanced themselves from Trump’s most outrageous comments in public; in private, they have also acknowledged that he is a dangerous fool who will most likely do immense damage to their party, their country, and the world. And yet, they have spectacularly failed to walk that wise talk, neglecting to put real limits on Trump’s ability to fire special counsel Robert Mueller or launch nuclear weapons.

Many of the country’s CEOs are concerned about the ways in which this administration creates uncertainty about economic policy and undermines the rule of law. And yet, the markets barely seem to have priced in the possibility of real disruption: over the past year, the stock market has soared from one record to the next as though these risks did not really exist.

Self-declared members of the #Resistance outcompete each other with apocalyptic predictions about the effect Trump will have on the American republic. And yet, public protests against the president have become smaller and smaller with every passing month.

The journalists who cover the administration are probably in the best position of anyone to understand the deep dysfunction at the center of power—as well as the extraordinary ways in which Trump has attacked the press over the past twelve months. But while they have broken some amazing stories, they too have proven reluctant to heed their lessons off the page.

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Old 01-21-2018, 08:27 AM   #231
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An elderly obese man with a diet consisting of McDonald's, KFC, and Diet Coke (what's the point in drinking Diet Coke when you just consumed 1200 calories of fast food anyway? rhetorical question). probably is incapable of getting it up regardless (which would be the snippet of info a man like him would pay $130K to keep people from knowing).


tl:dr Cliff's notes: He's OLD.Doddering. Probably wears adult diapers. But he wants you to think he's still sexually active.
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An elderly obese man with a diet consisting of McDonald's, KFC, and Diet Coke (what's the point in drinking Diet Coke when you just consumed 1200 calories of fast food anyway? rhetorical question). probably is incapable of getting it up regardless (which would be the snippet of info a man like him would pay $130K to keep people from knowing).


tl:dr Cliff's notes: He's OLD.Doddering. Probably wears adult diapers. But he wants you to think he's still sexually active.
Its all kinds of weird that this is what you think about: Donald Trumps erections.
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Its all kinds of weird that this is what you think about: Donald Trumps erections.
No doubt you get a wee chub fantasizing about his Vienna sausage.
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Its all kinds of weird that I think it's normal for a president to be a sex offender, engage in a johnson measuring exchange as a candidate and endorse a pedophile for the Senate.
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Its all kinds of weird that this is what you think about: Donald Trumps erections.
https://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfu...ommon-with-age

It's not at all "weird" to suspect that a geriatric, morbidly-obese couch-potato might suffer from erectile dysfunction. That's the type of "secret" a vain, egocentric man is typically most anxious to conceal.

IDGAF that he has cheated on all 3 of his wives. That's the wives' issue. But the hypocrisy from -- "conservatives" and "evangelicals" is mind-boggling.
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It's not at all "weird" to suspect that a geriatric, morbidly-obese couch-potato might suffer from erectile dysfunction. That's the type of "secret" a vain, egocentric man is typically most anxious to conceal.

IDGAF that he has cheated on all 3 of his wives. That's the wives' issue. But the hypocrisy from -- "conservatives" and "evangelicals" is mind-boggling.
Better clutch those pearls and sigh some more.

I think that “evangelicals” and “conservatives” have tuned you completely out after years of people like you treating them like an enemy in a war.
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Better clutch those pearls and sigh some more.

I think that “evangelicals” and “conservatives” have tuned you completely out after years of people like you treating them like an enemy in a war.
More projection from moRon.

Anyone to the left of Attila the Hun is the enemy to today's right, of whom moRon is a proud member, his claims of being a "classical liberal" being shown to be utter horseshyte.
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Happened in 2006. Handled by Trumps top lawyer in the WH (Cohen).

Just another day in the life of ole Bonespurs!

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There's actually nothing there that establishes the claim as fact as stated. But who needs proof when you're swinging a political baseball bat?
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More projection from moRon.

Anyone to the left of Attila the Hun is the enemy to today's right, of whom moRon is a proud member, his claims of being a "classical liberal" being shown to be utter horseshyte.
You continue to sadly be severely cognitively impaired. Trump isn't even that conservative, yet according to you, everything is "hard right wing."

The only ones I've seen claim today's GOP is "hard right" or "far right" are Marxists and fellow-travelers.
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You continue to sadly be severely cognitively impaired. Trump isn't even that conservative, yet according to you, everything is "hard right wing."
True Scotsman fallacy.

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The only ones I've seen claim today's GOP is "hard right" or "far right" are Marxists and fellow-travelers.
Your perch to the right of the Birchers makes your comment bullshyte.
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There's actually nothing there that establishes the claim as fact as stated. But who needs proof when you're swinging a political baseball bat?
This from a Trump voter.

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It's not at all "weird" to suspect that a geriatric, morbidly-obese couch-potato might suffer from erectile dysfunction. That's the type of "secret" a vain, egocentric man is typically most anxious to conceal.

IDGAF that he has cheated on all 3 of his wives. That's the wives' issue. But the hypocrisy from -- "conservatives" and "evangelicals" is mind-boggling.
I'd say that the Trump presidency pretty much brings the "Moral Majority" to its long awaited political demise. Going forward, the American evangelical movement has no claim to America's "values," principles or standards. They exhibit none of any of those. In fact, you could label them the modern Pharisees. They are only concerned with worldly power.

Or, in language they can understand (Matt. 23) "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are filled with the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are filled with hypocrisy and wickedness."
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Trouble in paradise?


The Trumps' anniversary was Monday, but you wouldn't have known it

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...the first couple exchanged no public notes of endearment. The day came and went with no tweets, no Instagrams, no mention of a private dinner on the President's schedule.

And in the evening, it was announced that the first lady would no longer be joining the President on his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, according to her communications director Stephanie Grisham, who cited "scheduling and logistical issues" and declined to provide further details.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/polit...ary/index.html


And not long after the Stormy Daniels story broke.
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The Trumps' anniversary was Monday, but you wouldn't have known it



https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/polit...ary/index.html


And not long after the Stormy Daniels story broke.
L0L.

The silence of the right-wing schmucks who poured salt in the Bill and Monica wounds for decades is deafening.
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Evangelicals finally admit they’re hypocrites

Tony Perkins: Trump Gets ‘a Mulligan’ on Life, Stormy Daniels
The Family Research Council head says that evangelical conservatives are willing to overlook Trump’s past behavior so long as he delivers for them on policy.


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