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USA Elections 2016

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Banta, Apr 12, 2015.

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  1. KHAAAAAAAN!!

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    Downplaying the importance of a US military embarassment is exactly in line with Trump's kindergarten bully narrative.

    "What? Like I care that you beat me in (insert competitive activity)? Here. Have the stupid prize. I didn't want it anyway. Nanny nanny boo boo. Joke's on you, dumbhead. Ha ha."
     
  2. Torll

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  3. Dryden

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    Is it time to retire the thread?
     
  4. Marsupial

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    I think it's time to retire the entire Republic.
     
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    Donald? Is that you?
     
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    I think my favourite part of 2016 is that the Fidel Castro managed to outlive his mortal enemy the Republic by a couple weeks.
     
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    Jokes aside, given that the elections are over perhaps the thread should simply be renamed as Official American Politics Thread. Or is there one like it already?
     
  8. Hal

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  9. Agayek

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    Eh that's actually one bill I'm not worried about. There's a core part of the bill that really is Constitutional, and that will hold up in court, methinks, but the vagueness of what it covers will almost certainly get it modified extensively through common law, if not legislation.

    From what I've read of the actual bill, and what I know of current legal precedents in the matter, this will be interpreted by a sensible court as "private businesses cannot be sued for $140,000 by the government for refusing to serve someone" and the like. There will almost certainly be provisions bolted on by the courts via common law ensuring public officials be mandated to provided equal service to all and the like.
     
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  10. Oment

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    It's probably the first instance of the old shit flinging tactic that has worked well for pro-life activists: just pass so many laws that the courts won't be able to strike all of them down (or pass one of them at some point, which'll then become instant-blueprint for other laws.) Meanwhile, the laws are still on the book, with consequences abound.
     
  11. Chengar Qordath

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    Exactly this. It'll almost certainly get struck down by the courts eventually, but that process will take years.

    I think the bigger question is how much political capital Trump is willing to throw into the LGBT issue. There've been plenty of indications that on a personal level he's not too enthusiastic about a lot of the Religious Right's pet issues, so I wouldn't be shocked in Trump is too busy with his other major policies (Immigration/The Wall, Taxes, etc) to throw much support behind this. Granted, just saying he won't veto it makes the law a lot more viable than it would be under any Democrat president.
     
  12. Solfege

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    Second this motion. Much better byline than an "Official President Trump" thread. And with so much of 2017 riding off the consequences of 2016, we may as well be going into 2016S+.
     
  13. Big Z

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    DNI just released a declassified summary of the findings regarding Russian influencing of the election. Full declassified report will be available on Monday:

    Link

     
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  14. Darth_Revan

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    Well, there you have it, folks.
     
  15. Invictus

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    How's the Intelligence community reacting to Trump's veiled insults and dismissal? Oh and Flynn doing that too.
     
  16. Darth_Revan

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    As you can imagine, with barely suppressed fury and disgust.
     
  17. Big Z

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    In case you want to feel slightly worse

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    Later on:

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    Guess our next President trusts Wikileaks more than our intelligence community
     
  18. Darth_Revan

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    Nonsense, everyone knows Trump can't read.
     
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  19. Erotic Adventures of S

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    He can read 160 characters or less.
     
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    The US Navy fired shots at Iranian Boats in the Strait of Hormuz. BMEWS also apparently picked up a hot signature over Alaska

    Warning shots and (hopefully) a Russian drive by. Ominous nonetheless.
     
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