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  1. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    10 Feb '17 11:43 / 1 edit
    We need a new leader of the free world now that the USA is lost to fascism.

    I'd choose Iceland I think, the only country willing to put its bankers in prison. .
  2. Standard member vivify
    rain
    10 Feb '17 12:55
    I love this tweet:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Law_and_policy/status/827874362829238272

    "Watching the President of the United States discover constitutional checks-and-balances in real time."
  3. 10 Feb '17 13:14
    Originally posted by finnegan
    We need a new leader of the free world now that the USA is lost to fascism.

    I'd choose Iceland I think, the only country willing to put its bankers in prison. .
    As soon as the left takes Trump down, I reckon your new ruler will be Putin.

    Enjoy!
  4. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    10 Feb '17 14:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vivify
    I love this tweet:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Law_and_policy/status/827874362829238272

    "Watching the President of the United States discover constitutional checks-and-balances in real time."
    Did you happen to watch that c-span clip of Trump meeting with all the Sheriffs? One of the Sheriffs started in on Civil Asset Forfeiture and it was obvious Trump had no clue what the hell he was talking about, but after a little back and forth he decided asset forfeiture was A OK, so just go for it you guys. Amazing.

    EDIT: Here's the link. The Sheriff who broaches the subject starts speaking at about 22 minutes and the discussion on that lasts for a few minutes. Of course cops seizing people's property without due process to fund their own operations is outrageous, but whatever, a 3 minute round table was all that was required for the Trumpster. Not just learning in real time, but only getting half the lesson, and then just acting on it. The term "loose canon" keeps coming to mind.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?423663-1/president-trump-holds-listening-session-county-sheriffs
  5. 10 Feb '17 17:29
    Originally posted by finnegan
    We need a new leader of the free world now that the USA is lost to fascism.

    I'd choose Iceland I think, the only country willing to put its bankers in prison. .
    What do you mean leader?

    Obama led from behind. The world needed a leader which is why Putin and Iran stepped in.
  6. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    10 Feb '17 19:02
    Originally posted by finnegan
    We need a new leader of the free world now that the USA is lost to fascism.

    I'd choose Iceland I think, the only country willing to put its bankers in prison. .
    In what sense does the "free world" need a "leader"?
  7. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    11 Feb '17 00:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Did you happen to watch that c-span clip of Trump meeting with all the Sheriffs? One of the Sheriffs started in on Civil Asset Forfeiture and it was obvious Trump had no clue what the hell he was talking about, but after a little back and forth he decided asset forfeiture was A OK, so just go for it you guys. Amazing.

    EDIT: Here's the link. The Sheriff ...[text shortened]...
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?423663-1/president-trump-holds-listening-session-county-sheriffs
    Once Trump is in, he's all in (at least until he talks to somebody else, preferably Big Business execs like from the pharmaceutical companies). This exchange is typical:

    “On asset forfeiture, we’ve got a state senator in Texas that was talking about introducing legislation to require conviction before we could receive that forfeiture money,” Eavenson said.

    “Can you believe that?” Trump interjected.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-sheriff-asset-forfeiture-texas-234740

    Yes, it's unbelievable to think that people's stuff shouldn't be permanently taken from them on the basis that they got it from revenue from illegal activity until they are actually convicted of doing the illegal activity. Obviously any of the People's legislators who think differently should have his career "destroyed" (Trump's words).