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Deliberately Obtuse is not a Governing Principle
Author: BobR    Date: 01/11/2018 14:37:32

On Tuesday, pResident tRump decided to hold a meeting with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform. To assuage his ego, and ostensibly show the world how good he is at "negotiating", he had the whole thing broadcast live. It did not go well for the tRumpster.

First of all, it showed just how bad he really is at what he calls "negotiating". If the Republicans had discussed a plan of action or non-negotiable positions with him beforehand, it certainly didn't show. Regardless of who said what, tRump agreed that should be the plan of action, regardless of whether it completely contradicted the plan of action he had just previously agreed to. It also showed he had no idea what any of the terms actually met, or which ones jibed with his campaign promises.

In an attempt to hide this, an instance where tRump agreed with Senator Diane Feinstein was omitted from the official transcript of the meeting.

Yes, that is correct - the White House released a false government record of the conversation.

Once it was pointed out, they put it back in, claiming it was an inadvertent mistake. Right...

What it says to me is that:

  1. The White House is trying to falsify an official government record

  2. They assumed no one would notice

  3. They seem to forget (on a regular basis) that we have this thing called "video recording" that allows the public to hold them to the words they speak in front of a camera

  4. They are embarrassed that they were made to look bad by a female Democrat (yet again), and tried to cover it up.


This is - in effect - a microcosm of the entire tRump administration (including the campaign): Saying one thing, assuming they are smarter than everyone else, and then denying they said it when they get caught. What is sadly not surprising is that this is not surprising anymore. We cynically laugh at their incompetence, but the truth is there must be much more that we're not even catching. We are looking at raindrops while drowning in the flood.

Ultimately, the work of governing this country must get done (and it will be), but this administration must be rejected and removed. There are way too many impeachable moments, and the Republican-controlled Congress sits on its hands. If they won't act, then Mueller must - and soon.

 

30 comments (Latest Comment: 01/11/2018 22:08:01 by Raine)
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Comment by wickedpam on 01/11/2018 14:44:14
Morning

Comment by Scoopster on 01/11/2018 14:47:57
Mornin' all!

Welp, I gave up a little bit on the video card I wanted. Ended up getting a model that'll still work fine & be an upgrade over what I have now, and saved about $200 in the process. But now I've got all the parts ordered.. I'll be able to build this sucker within the next week!

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 14:54:23
Good morning!

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 15:04:46
Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 16:05:25
Comment by Mondobubba on 01/11/2018 16:07:47



Getting an awesome 404 page not found error message.

Comment by BobR on 01/11/2018 16:08:53
Quote by Mondobubba:



Getting an awesome 404 page not found error message.

Fixity!

Comment by TriSec on 01/11/2018 16:24:00
The bar is so low right now, I consider it a good day if anyone in the Trump "administration" manages not to soil themselves.



Comment by Mondobubba on 01/11/2018 16:25:41
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:



Getting an awesome 404 page not found error message.

Fixity!


Either the Daily Beast site is under DDoS attack or everybody in the world is going to the page! Now I am getting a 504 error.

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 16:50:09
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:



Getting an awesome 404 page not found error message.

Fixity!


Either the Daily Beast site is under DDoS attack or everybody in the world is going to the page! Now I am getting a 504 error.
. It's here, something was screwy with my copy and paste.


Comment by Scoopster on 01/11/2018 16:50:22
Did I just hear that Ecuador is throwing Assange out of their embassy, and possibly looking to send him back to Australia?

Comment by wickedpam on 01/11/2018 16:55:52
Quote by Scoopster:
Did I just hear that Ecuador is throwing Assange out of their embassy, and possibly looking to send him back to Australia?



I thought I saw they made him a citizen.

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 17:35:36
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Scoopster:
Did I just hear that Ecuador is throwing Assange out of their embassy, and possibly looking to send him back to Australia?



I thought I saw they made him a citizen.





Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 17:36:04
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Scoopster:
Did I just hear that Ecuador is throwing Assange out of their embassy, and possibly looking to send him back to Australia?



I thought I saw they made him a citizen.








Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 17:36:20
So.

That clears that up.

Comment by Scoopster on 01/11/2018 17:46:06
Quote by Raine:
So.

That clears that up.

Yeaaaaahhhhhh..

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 18:25:16
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:
So.

That clears that up.

Yeaaaaahhhhhh..



Comment by livingonli on 01/11/2018 18:26:54
Ecuador has been wanting to get him out for some time because of his involvement in the DNC hacking. They even cut off his internet access for a while.

Comment by Scoopster on 01/11/2018 18:36:10
Holy expedited shipping! I love it when 4-7 days turns into next day without a fee.

Comment by TriSec on 01/11/2018 20:17:26
Happy TriSec- "seasonal" at the store has just turned into "as long as I want to stay".

30 years in healthcare, and I think it was the damn office environment that was making me miserable the whole entire time. Except for meeting Mrs. TriSec, apparently the only perk of my career.



Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 20:18:41
Quote by livingonli:
Ecuador has been wanting to get him out for some time because of his involvement in the DNC hacking. They even cut off his internet access for a while.

So why the citizenship?


Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 20:19:41
Quote by TriSec:
Happy TriSec- "seasonal" at the store has just turned into "as long as I want to stay".

30 years in healthcare, and I think it was the damn office environment that was making me miserable the whole entire time. Except for meeting Mrs. TriSec, apparently the only perk of my career.




Oh, that is awesome! So are they cool with working around the Trolly schedule?


Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 20:20:09
Quote by Scoopster:
Holy expedited shipping! I love it when 4-7 days turns into next day without a fee.

That's like winning lotto!


Comment by Mondobubba on 01/11/2018 20:25:18
‘F-52’ planes Trump boasted of selling to Norway only exist in the ‘Call of Duty’ video game

The Washington Post asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if President Trump is a “Call of Duty” fan, but the White House so far has declined to comment.



Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 20:45:05
Quote by Mondobubba:
‘F-52’ planes Trump boasted of selling to Norway only exist in the ‘Call of Duty’ video game

The Washington Post asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if President Trump is a “Call of Duty” fan, but the White House so far has declined to comment.

They are so dumb.


Comment by Scoopster on 01/11/2018 20:54:34
Quote by Mondobubba:
‘F-52’ planes Trump boasted of selling to Norway only exist in the ‘Call of Duty’ video game

The Washington Post asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if President Trump is a “Call of Duty” fan, but the White House so far has declined to comment.

Jeez..

What's next? Selling Magitek Armor to Israel?

Comment by TriSec on 01/11/2018 21:06:35


So says the aviation geek.

The Wright R-1820 (engine) was known briefly as the F-52 during its development, but since that was the primary motive power of the mighty Boeing B-17, if we're selling those to Norway, they're not quite as modern as we think they are.

There is no record of an XF-52 (experimental) or YF-52 (prototype) ever flown by any air force on earth.

Did I mention ?

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/11/2018 21:43:31
Quote by TriSec:


So says the aviation geek.

The Wright R-1820 (engine) was known briefly as the F-52 during its development, but since that was the primary motive power of the mighty Boeing B-17, if we're selling those to Norway, they're not quite as modern as we think they are.

There is no record of an XF-52 (experimental) or YF-52 (prototype) ever flown by any air force on earth.

Did I mention ?


I thought you might get a little riled up about this.

Comment by Raine on 01/11/2018 22:08:01
Nope no racism here at all...

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday.