or, you know, actually none whatsoever...
The US House of Representatives has passed a six-year extension to the controversial Section 702 spying program, rejecting an amendment that would have required the authorities to get a warrant before searching for information on US citizens. The 256-164 vote effectively retains the status quo and undermines a multi-year …
Trump acts very much like a drunkard.
A semi-literate, gobshite drunkard. I can be drunk, still have some modest degree of literacy, and avoid more more extreme tendencies when half cut. For readers of Viz, I put it to you that the so-called "Donald Trump" is in fact none other than The Brown Bottle.
Many UK conservatives will be ashamed of the incompetent bag-lady that we have as prime minister, but looking at the mad, rambling idiot the Yanks have got, the dictator running Turkey, the loons running Greece, the opportunist running France, and so forth, we're not as badly placed as some.
You deserve several pints for that.
As does H L Mencken with this remarkably prescient quote:
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
He believes whoever talked to him last. If
Trump TV Fox News was off the air for a morning and Trump had to watch MSNBC instead, he'd be advocating for single payer health care by lunch.
He put on a real time demonstration of this with his televised "meeting" a couple days ago where Pelosi got him to agree to a clean DACA bill until one of the house republicans talked him down. I think he was hoping to disprove the accounts in the book, but all he did was convince arch conservatives like Ann Coulter that it was all true!
Unfortunately there are too few who believe this in either party. At least if it could be turned into a partisan issue either the republicans would eliminate it now or the democrats would next time they have power. Since both parties agree with the bullshit, we're going to be stuck with it until another Snowden style leak shows the scale of it to the average person. Then maybe...
> The statement criticizes how the FISA program has been run lately.
No, the statement criticizes how NSA intercepted electronic communications between former National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn and former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
The contents of these communications contradicted Michael T. Flynn's statements.
Go ask Kelyanne Conway for an updated talking points sheet. The one you got right now is past its expiration date.
"No, the statement criticizes how NSA intercepted electronic communications between former National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn and former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak."
In an alternate universe maybe. Here's the statement:
"House votes on controversial FISA ACT today," Donald tweeted. "This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?"
ST, your claim flies directly in the face of reality. Care to retract, fule?
> Another 6 f**king years of this s**t?
Midterm elections are only one year away. Nazis^H^H^H^H^HRepublicans are retiring in droves. There's a chance, not sure if it's a good chance, but a chance never the less, that the Dems could take control of Congress.
I'd love to see the Dems shut down presidential nominations until the next election the same way the N^Ha^Hz^HRepublicans shut down the Garland nomination. I don't usually wish ill on people but I hope McConnell succumbs to an extremely painful heart attack.
The Dems in control of Congress would certainly take the edge off. No, don't want to impeach Twitler, because Pence is an even bigger asshole.
No, don't want to impeach Twitler, because Pence is an even bigger asshole.
Well, if you get rid of Pence...then there's Lyin' Ryan.
After that, there's Orrin Hatch.
Then, if we succeed there, there's...big Oil Rex Tillerson.
Gad! This is getting ugly! After that, there's Gimme a Ticket on an (expensive) Air-o-plane Steve Mnuchin.
Fuck! We're Doomed!!!!
Won't make a bit of difference when the next vote for section 702 comes. Or have you not looked at who voted on which side and what parties they're from. It is a minority in both parties who are against this (true liberals and "libertarian" republicans, i.e. only those who care about individual rights) while the mainstream in both parties is firmly behind it - because they have done the political calculation and figure 'better safe than sorry' when it comes to giving homeland security whatever they want Constitution be damned!
They're actually being very clever. By setting a precedent that they can pass legislation that effectively ignores parts of the constitution (whether literally or 'in spirit'), it's paving the way for tougher gun laws because constitutional arguments against gun control will no longer have any sway.
Taking off the troll mask for a minute, they can write words to get around the literal meaning of the constitution in order to pass police-state-style legislation like this, but no amount of English-language sorcery can explain itself around breaking the mathematical rules behind encryption. Thank goodness.
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