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Late Friday, Trump fired the State Department's Inspector General, and evidently because he was investigating Pompeo. NPR reports he was "looking into the Secretary's misuse of a political appointee at the Department to perform personal tasks for himself and Mrs. Pompeo."

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/16/85733479 ... Wzeznl19GM

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“We have, I call it the ‘super duper missile’, and I heard the other night 17 times faster that what they have right now. Then you take the fastest missile we have right now. You heard Russia has five times, and China is working on five or six times, we have one 17 times, and it’s just gotten the go-ahead.”

I just want to point out had a servicemember leaked that information he or she would've been charged with leaking classified information and would've been court martialed. There's a process for declassifying military secrets, even for Presidents, and bragging at a press conference isn't it. Had Obama done this the Conservative press would've lost their collective ____.

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Is this what Freedom looks like?

Republicans in Georgia cancel Supreme Court election so the Governor can appoint someone instead.

https://www.vox.com/2020/5/19/21262376/ ... dD12smfn0U

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Democrats Slam Trump’s ‘Politically Motivated’ Ousting Of Transportation Watchdog

Three leading House Democrats demanded Tuesday that the Trump administration reinstate Mitch Behm as the Transportation Department’s acting inspector general after the president removed Behm from the role — the latest in a string of Trump firings of government watchdogs.

In separate letters addressed to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Howard Elliott, the administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration who was tapped by Trump to replace Behm, House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Transportation Chair Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.), who leads an Oversight subcommittee, vowed to investigate the circumstances around Behm’s ouster.

“Mr. Behm’s removal is the latest in a series of politically motivated firings of Inspectors General by President Trump,” the lawmakers wrote. “This assault on the integrity and independence of Inspectors General appears to be an intentional campaign to undermine their ability to expose corruption and protect taxpayer dollars from waste, fraud, and abuse.”

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More people who will be jailed, or purged, or gulaged, or just straight out executed if our resident white nationalist who's totally-not-a-racist reality denying piece of ____ gets his way:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/20/politics ... index.html

'We've been muzzled': CDC sources say White House putting politics ahead of science

tl;dr - see the sentences above

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Australian poll finds 1 in 8 blame Bill Gates and 5G for coronavirus. Seems like Alex Jones and Breitbart have infected Australia.

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What’s absolutely crazy is Trump “despises” his own supporters. He wouldn’t go near them if there’s not a photo op involved. He’s disgusted by people like ldsfaqs, ajax, and subgenius. Go look at Mar-a-Lago, see if there’s any people like them outside of the groundskeepers.

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https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTr ... 0298942464

“Michigan sends absentee ballot applications to 7.7 million people ahead of Primaries and the General Election. This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to go down this Voter Fraud path!”

Could you imagine if Obama had tweeted this out? Threatening to withhold funding to influence an election. I’d urge Congress to initiate another impeachment, but our checks and balances seem to be in short supply these days.

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How does this make any sense?
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has suspended its enforcement of some environmental laws during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

In an extraordinary move that has stunned former EPA officials, the Trump administration said it will not expect compliance with the routine monitoring and reporting of pollution and won’t pursue penalties for breaking these rules.

Polluters will be able to ignore some environmental laws as long as they can claim in some way these violations were caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. In the event of an imminent threat to public health, the EPA will defer to the states and “consider the circumstances” over whether it should intervene.

There is no end date set for this dropping of enforcement.

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canpakes wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 11:15 am
How does this make any sense?
I've said it before and I'll say it again: everything Trump says and does makes complete and perfect sense if you just remember that he's an asshole and a moron.

All that time, I think, Why would he...? Oh right. He's an asshole.

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Obama created new federal healthcare regulations that were supposed to take effect in 2017 that would have required the healthcare industry prepare plans in the case of an airborne infectious disease pandemic. Those plans would have been required to include steps like ensuring the availability of PPE to healthcare workers, etc. The Trump admin took office and killed the regulation.

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/26/86201848 ... RPi-T1pd6I

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Not sure how Trump will deal with Utah, which will be sending vote by mail ballots to all voters. Depending on the county, there could be returns as high as 86% Republican. Utah voters believe their authorities want them to vote Republican. It is just something understood, like using their right had to wipe in a designated Republican manner.

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