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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #120 on: August 05, 2017, 01:57:09 PM »
And now Trump's transgender military ban is in writing and should be headed to Mattis shortly.

http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/08/04/trumps-trans-military-ban-now-policy/

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President Donald Trump may be on a 17- day vacation but his White House has been scrambling to hand him a “win” by the time he returns. Trump’s tweets last week announcing a ban on transgender individuals serving openly in the U.S. military was turned into a “guidance” policy for implementation that passed muster with the White House Counsel’s office Friday night. Approved by Trump, the new policy is expected to be now delivered into the hands of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has been quiet on the issue with approximately 15,000 trans servicemembers under his command.

After his review, Mattis is expected to order a deliberate implementation by the Pentagon, which could take a period of time.

Though the policy—called “A Guidance Policy for Open Transgender Service Phase Out”—has not yet been made public, sources familiar with the planning said it would encourage early retirement, usher out any enlisted personnel after their contract is up, and would fire trans officers up for promotion. Basically, said a source, “the administration want to get rid of transgender servicemembers as fast as they can.”

No one yet knows what will happen to the servicemembers currently fighting in combat. The new policy does allow trans servicemembers to continue serving but apparently does not offer any protection from harassment or other efforts to get them to quit.

Fuck Trump. Just fuck this guy.

Interestingly, Mattis today issued a memorandum to all DoD personnel about ethics.
https://twitter.com/AaronMehta/status/893614050927562752/photo/1?

It... almost... reads like Mattis may be prepared to ignore the order. Seems unlikely as fuck, but maybe?  I mean, one is expected to disobey unethical or unlawful orders...

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #121 on: August 15, 2017, 07:56:55 PM »
Today has to be a new low.  The president is just a piece of shit.  That press conference today was awful.  What does this turd have to do to lose Republican support?

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #122 on: August 16, 2017, 07:22:36 AM »
Become less of a republican?

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #123 on: August 16, 2017, 09:43:36 AM »
IMO he is indefensible.  So amazingly sad to see this ass hat ruin the country.

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #124 on: August 16, 2017, 03:58:37 PM »
Lets hope whoever goes up against him in 2020 wins at least 49 states against him.

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #125 on: August 16, 2017, 04:51:38 PM »
dt disbanded his jobs panel group today, rather than face more CEO resignations (2 more quit today prior to his announcement). if only he was capable of being embarrassed...

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #126 on: August 17, 2017, 08:53:36 AM »
dt disbanded his jobs panel group today, rather than face more CEO resignations (2 more quit today prior to his announcement). if only he was capable of being embarrassed...
So much winning!

Dumb Donald is now tweeting that he's sad to see statues honoring confederate heroes of the civil war being removed.  I guess he likes honoring people who committed treason against our country.

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #127 on: August 17, 2017, 04:26:33 PM »
Meanwhile our fucking idiot tea party governor in Maine has made national news *again* by insisting that taking down Confederate statues is the same as taking down a 9/11 memorial.

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #128 on: August 17, 2017, 07:10:16 PM »
Meanwhile our fucking idiot tea party governor in Maine has made national news *again* by insisting that taking down Confederate statues is the same as taking down a 9/11 memorial.

So...that is your idiot.

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #129 on: August 19, 2017, 10:53:33 AM »
How does a state that elects Angus King and Susan Collins keep electing that guy?

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #130 on: August 19, 2017, 03:43:03 PM »
How does a state that elects Angus King and Susan Collins keep electing that guy?

Both times he's won it was a 3-way race against a democrat and an independent, so he's never won 50% of the vote. That said, Maine has a large redneck conservative population so, yeah.

Luckily, thanks to term limits, he's done next year. Of course, he's spewing crap about running for senate, but I don't think he could take Collins or King.

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #131 on: August 19, 2017, 09:46:28 PM »
How does a state that elects Angus King and Susan Collins keep electing that guy?

Both times he's won it was a 3-way race against a democrat and an independent, so he's never won 50% of the vote. That said, Maine has a large redneck conservative population so, yeah.

Luckily, thanks to term limits, he's done next year. Of course, he's spewing crap about running for senate, but I don't think he could take Collins or King.

isn't collins planning on running for governor? though i doubt lepage could win a race for an open senate seat, unless he lucked into another 3 way.

edit: from what i just read, if collins ran for governor and won, lepage would get to appoint a replacement (potentially himself) to serve the remaining 2 years of her senate term.
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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #132 on: August 19, 2017, 11:58:48 PM »
I have heard mention of her running for gov, but I *think* she has nixed that?

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #133 on: August 21, 2017, 03:56:56 PM »
Did anyone else see the photo of Trump staring at the Eclipse with no eye protection (later in the same article saw one with him wearing some eye protection.

still lolz

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Re: Trump continued
« Reply #134 on: August 21, 2017, 04:59:46 PM »
Ehhh.... watch the video. He glances up for like 2 seconds (tops), kind of jokingly.

This one is just a chance for people to go "lol stupid"... which is annoying because there's already plenty of real reasons to call him stupid and making up new ones just obfuscates things.