@Craig Clark;"What will Trump be saying tomorrow or the next
time he tweets?"-- "I'm melting"?@Count
Rushmore;You use "leftist" as a pejoritive; I'll take
it as a compliment. Thank you for the compliment. (is this "overly
"weaponized" DOJ (who Trump appointed), FBI (whose current director
Trump appointed) and CIA (whose director Trump appointed) were only doing their
jobs. "Is that a new leftist charge? That Trump appointed the
leaders of the DOJ, FBI, and CIA during Obama's administration? It's
frankly just as believable as other leftist accusations.I rate your
mental gymnastics performance an 8.As for "only doing their
jobs," may I suggest you read some Solzhenitsyn?
@ Ginger MarshallI'm a former teacher and I'm sure we
could have an interesting discussion about the many ways people use language.
Observing and listening seems to be the key to figuring it all out. New York state alone had about five different accents. Northern New Hampshire
and rural Mississippi were very difficult accents to master. Texas people were
the most humorous. In New York City, Philly, and Providence, the rule was,
"the person who talks the slowest loses".
@ 2 bits"Saturday Ocasio-Cortez mocked people from the South,
using a Southern accent when saying things she knows are stupid, mocking people
with an accent as stupid."I'd like to develop Ginger
Marshall's comment a bit further if I may.First, Trump mocked
Jeff Session's Alabama accent in a campaign speech. That was serious
ridicule. He did it for a laugh. Maybe you laughed too.I was a
telemarketer years ago when that profession had a better reputation. I learned
the ropes from some legendary characters. The best telemarketers mimic their
customer's cadence, pace, tone, and inflections. You speak differently to a
West Virginia antique store owner who is sitting in a rocking chair than to the
owner of a Philadelphia waste management company. That's true for all
cultures and ethnic groups. There's a way to do it without coming across
phony. Talking to people in a way that makes them feel comfortable is not being
disrespectful.You may dislike AOC and Hillary but they knew their
audience. Good public communicators know who they are speaking to. Making a
sincere effort to connect with people is not a crime.
A Guy With A Brain - Enid, OK said, "Because Mueller said there will be
"no" more indictments. Period."So let's be honest
here. Robert Mueller never said any such thing. It has been implied that once
he wrote his report, HE would not be issuing any indictments. But it is also
true that throughout the course if his investigation he ran across troubling
information that proved to be outside the scope of his investigation so he sent
that information to other federal investigators, like the Southern District US
Attorneys Office in Manhattan and there might very well be other indictments
coming from those investigations. Including the Special Prosecutor's
investigation there are a total of 17 different investigations currently ongoing
involving our president. Of course, as long as he is in office, and
especially with the current Attorney General in office, he will not be charged
with any crimes. But the moments following the inauguration of the next
president, whenever that comes about and whoever that is from whatever party,
should prove to be a day with much activity by our judicial system.
@2 bits: I’ve read plenty of comment on AOC’s speech.
“Nuyorican” dialect overlaps English, Puerto Rican Spanish, and
Black English. As a teacher I’m very aware of the language
overlap of my black and Latino students, and regularly observe the code
switching in lab and during breaks as they speak with each other and me. (I see similar code switching with my Middle Eastern students. The
details differ, but it is the same process. Some of my white students do the
same, others are utterly baffled by it because of privileged majority / dominant
culture backgrounds.)We can discuss the appropriateness of AOC code
switching and if it was natural from growing up in a multi-ethnic neighborhood
or an attempt to manipulate.There is no discussion whatsoever about
Trump’s actions. He was not code switching. He was being the neighborhood
bully when I was in third grade, making fun of the way my polio survivor mom
walked, making fun of the kid with cerebral palsy, mocking the kid with the
stutter... There is no equivance, not “what about...”
2 bits,So many things so few characters. Typical republican defense
of Trump whataboutism. Why are all you guys so afraid to talk about Trump and
who he is. Let who he is rise and fall on his own merits, let's quit with
trying to make it ok because you think somebody did it first or worse. You also chastise people for claiming to know what you think and then
you turn around and claim the Democrats won't stop even at impeachment.
How do you know that? Do you know what they think but others don't know
what you think?You tell us again that Robert Mueller concluded there
was no obstruction. How do you know that? Have you seen the report? I have no
idea what Mueller concluded, all I know is was Barr concluded. Fairly big
difference.The real double standard is what the Republicans said
about Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and number of other people
but refuse to see all the things they claimed to be true about those three are
actually true about Donald Trump. Republicans should remember those
who live in glass houses probably shouldn't cast the first stone.
Honest question:So what will you hardcore liberals on here do when
you read the report yourself and see that Muller said "there will be NO more
indictments."What then? This is an honest, civil question and
it deserves an honest, thoughtful, civil answer.So, what will you
do? Will you trust Mueller like you said you would for the last 22 months?
This is a hit piece on Trump and nothing more.Why do I say that?Because Mueller said there will be "no" more indictments.
Period.Spin away, liberals, but there's absolutely no way that
your beloved Mueller, whom you praised night and day for his impeccable
integrity for almost 2 years, said that there "would" be more
indictments and Barr, as the Attorney General, said there would "not be"
any more indictments. You can't "spin" that big of a
2 bits - Cottonwood Heights, UTApril 9, 2019 11:23 a.m.@GingerMarshall 10:30RE: "When Trump mocked a person’s
disability, you didn’t care"...======2bits, I
notice that although you tried to refute SOME of Ginger's comments about
trump, you completely disregarded his sexual attacks on women, his insulting,
threatening, and demeaning those who had courage enough to try to let us know
what he had done to them. And why no objection from you regarding his
hush-money payments to porn stars?You're being kind of
selective, aren't you?
"Close your eyes everyone! If you close your eyes, that report written by a
Republican Bronze Star winning former FBI director who has honorably served his
country his entire life will go away like a bad dream!"worf:
"I closed my eyes while driving as soon as I heard the news but it
didn't seem safe. So I'm pulled over on the shoulder now awaiting
further instructions."thid: "Thank you Mr. Trump, greatest
president ever! While this darkness is temporary, I am looking forward to
brilliant pulses of white light! Bring it on, sir!"DN
subscriber: "Closing one's eyes to negative repressive thoughts can be
a holistic form of healing. Let me explain . . . "
Man oh man, Giuliani. How times have changed. Can you believe in
January, 2007 Giuliani held a significant lead in the nationwide polls for the
GOP nomination?The Republic dodged a bullet with that one.
What the President said is true. Many Democrats have said they won't be
satisfied with the full report.He said, "The Democrats will
never be satisfied, no matter what they get, how much they get, or how many
pages they get"...Democrats in Congress already said they will
not be satisfied with the full report. They are already requesting all the
underlying documents. Every email, every phone call, every document
investigated. So they can use to them to destroy trust in our leaders.There's nothing that can satisfy them. Even Impeachment would not satisfy
them. Because impeachment would just give them President Pence (not President
Clinton).They have already said the full report will not be enough.
So what he said is actually true.
@GingerMarshall 10:30RE: "When Trump mocked a person’s
disability, you didn’t care"...---Actually... I did care.
Don't assume to know what others think.Are you consistent in
your condemnation?Saturday Ocasio-Cortez mocked people from the
South, using a Southern accent when saying things she knows are stupid, mocking
people with an accent as stupid.Google “She Pulled A
Hillary” – Ortez Uses Accent When Speaking To An African American
Audience"...---Did you condemn that?It's more
recent than Trump's sin. And just as bad.Hillary Clinton did
the same thing during her campaign. Using a Southern drawl when saying stupid
things (enforcing the elitist stereotype that people from the south or rural
America are less intelligent).Did you care Saturday? Did you care
when Hillary did it in 2016? It's as bad as mocking people with MS. Both
are wrong. But I didn't hear you calling out AOC Saturday.===RE: "When Trump openly obstructed justice, you didn’t
care"...---Was there conclusive evidence? Mueller said it was
not conclusive. What do you know that he doesn't know?Did you
support Clinton's impeachment? After he confessed to obstructing justice?
"The Democrats will never be satisfied, no matter what they get, how much
they get, or how many pages they get," Trump tweeted Monday, two days after
he blasted "Bob Mueller's team of 13 Trump Haters & Angry
Democrats."____________________It's pointless to try to
find any consistency in sifting through Trump's mercurial mood swings. In
his mind, Mueller went from conducting "a witch hunt" to totally
exonerating Trump, neither of which is true. Now it's just
"Mueller's team of 13 Trump Haters & Angry Democrats."What will Trump be saying tomorrow or the next time he tweets?
unrepentant progressive 8:06RE: "There is no 'other side' of
the story"...---There's always more than one
side/viewpoint/perspective to every story. Even this one. If you can't
accept that... you have an infantile understanding of real life. There's
always more than one viewpoint, more than one side to every issue. Even
this.===RE: "And besides, you have not an inkling of
what that report might contain"...---And neither do you. So
why the instant-certainty that you know what it will say, and there's only
one-perspective, and conveniently... it's yours.That's a
pretty pompous perspective on life IMO. I acknowledge that there's always
at least 2 sides to any issue. And yes, yours is just as valid as mine.I would appreciate the same respect from your side.
Count Rushmore said - "After the incessant attacks on President Trump by a
weaponized DOJ, FBI, and CIA, not to mention the entire
media/entertainment/socialist complex (using extremist language such as
"Nazi," "Fascist," "Hitler") , the press has the gall to
claim it's the White House that's been doing the attacking?""weaponized" DOJ (who Trump appointed), FBI (whose current
director Trump appointed) and CIA (whose director Trump appointed) were only
doing their jobs. What is "galling" is that Trump still has American
citizens as supporters when he rejected the work of 17 different intelligence
agencies who all said that Russia interfered with our 2016 election and,
instead, stood by a supported the denial of Vladimir Putin who claimed it was
all nonsense.But what I really want to know is, did any of those
villains listed above accuse Donald Trump of not being a citizen of the United
When Trump mocked a person’s disability, you didn’t care. When Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women, you didn’t care. When Trump said an Indiana born judge wouldn’t give a fair ruling
because he has a Spanish surname, you didn’t care. You Trump
ripped off hard working Americans with his fake university, you didn’t
care. When Trump refused to pay contractors and suppliers, you
didn’t care. When Trump said members of a torch carrying mob
chanting Nazi slogans were “good people,” you didn’t care. When Trump was shown to have cheated on his third wife, home with their
newborn, you didn’t care. When Trump added $2 trillion to the
deficit, you didn’t care. When Trump openly obstructed
justice, you didn’t care. So I don’t expect you’ll
care no matter what the report says.
"White House steps up attacks?" Seriously? After the incessant attacks
on President Trump by a weaponized DOJ, FBI, and CIA, not to mention the entire
media/entertainment/socialist complex (using extremist language such as
"Nazi," "Fascist," "Hitler") , the press has the gall to
claim it's the White House that's been doing the attacking?I am old enough to remember when the difference between journalism and satire
On the other hand, a different comment by a champion trump supporter here
indicates strongly that BYU's standards for graduation have slipped
Fabulous Jen, your comment this morning was a true masterpiece.Thank
The president holds such immense power that the crime of obstruction of justice
not only applies to him, but applies especially to him: When he abuses that
authority he is not only potentially breaking the law, he is encroaching on
Congress’ constitutional interest in the administration of justice which
means Congress has a lens, independent of its impeachment power, through which
to review his actions. The full details of Mueller’s report will reveal if
Trump used his power to undermine the efforts of his coequal branches to uphold
the rule of law and Congress has every right to find out. Trump is not a King
he is president and is sworn to protect and preserve our Constitution.....
More unhinged ranting and raving from the leftist press. Please, get
professional help. We wish you well in your recovery, but perhaps it's best
done in silence? Every attempt to keep the odious Russian Collusion narrative
alive makes it look more and more pathetic.
BYUAlumThere is no 'other side' of the story. Why do you
claim that? The Mueller probe was appointed by a Republican, run by a
Republican during a Republican administration.Trying to have it
otherwise, saying the whole thing was a conspiracy, begs disbelief.And besides, you have not an inkling of what that report might contain. Not
that any crime the President has possibly committed would sway your adoration of
Trump, but we don't know what we don't know or know so far.
Trump: "Close your eyes everyone! If you close your eyes, that report
written by a Republican Bronze Star winning former FBI director who has
honorably served his country his entire life will go away like a bad
dream!"Trump supporters: "Our eyes are closed, Glorious
Leader! Tell us when it's OK to open them again!"
Article: "[S]ix White House officials and outside advisers ... acknowledged
that the victory lap was deliberately premature."Yeah, America
noticed. It was pretty obvious.So Republicans' solution to
their incompetently executed "deliberately premature" victory lap?Blow up the stadium that contains the tiny track Trump was shuffling
around. Brilliant.No wonder fewer and fewer people are
willing to self-identify as Republicans/conservatives.
Mainstream media is not giving up on the Russian collusion crap. It's been
easy money for them for two plus years and dems just keep eating it up.
What's next a investigation onto Mueller and Barr? dems you got to smarten
up and start thinking for yourselves.
if there were a full investigation on the other side of this story, the ones in
the DOJ that concealed and conspired against a candidate and then President of
the United States, they would find that there was plenty of evidence for
collusion and conviction. We have such a one-sided justice system. And, the
media is a big part of it.God bless America, and God bless our great
President Donald Trump!
""You're darn right I'm going after them again," Rudy
Giuliani, one of Trump's attorneys, told The Associated Press. "I never
thought they did their job in a professional manner. "Oh, the
bastion of professionalism, Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump. If you have nothing
to hide and the report exonerates Trump, you know Trump would've had
thousands of copies made and mailed them out. Trump's hand picked lackey
AG's summary means nothing. It's like letting a kid fill out their own
report card. What is Trump afraid of the American people finding out?
Enough already. Let the public read it for themselves and Congress get the
unredacted version. We don’t need talking heads or partisans telling us
what to believe when we can read it for ourselves.