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  • Hastert should have been taken out to the National Mall and shot on live tv.


    • Hey Hack,

      Tillerson put out a statement today that's at-odds with Trump. Still refers to Hariri as the Prime Minister despite 'resigning' a week ago.



      • Steve Daines (R-MT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have both revoked their endorsements of Roy Moore


        • Roy Moore refuses to hold any debates with Doug Jones because transgenderism.



          • If you have any doubts that Moore, as a 30-something, was pursuing high schoolers, those should be pretty much gone after his interview with Hannity. Geez
            Yes, I read the interview. Hannity put it to him.

            HANNITY: “Well, let me ask you a general question.”

            MOORE: “Yes.”

            HANNITY: “Let’s take you out of this for a second. Let’s say, if any Senate candidate who was 32 at the time had done this to a 14-year-old girl, to me it’s disgusting. To me, it would be despicable. To me, that is a predator.”

            MOORE: “Yeah.”

            HANNITY: “Do you agree with me, that no such person who ever does that should ever be in the United States Senate?”

            MOORE: “Of course. Nobody who abuses a 14-year-old at age 32 or age 17—it doesn’t matter—if you abuse a 14-year-old you shouldn’t be a Senate candidate. I agree with that. But I did not do that.”

            HANNITY: “Let’s go back to it one more question, because I didn’t understand this. If you were 32, and you do date a 17 or 18 year old—that’s a pretty big gap for a pretty young girl—is that something that you did when you were dating? I’m not talking about the 14-year-old in that specific allegation. Would it be normal behavior back in those days for you to date a girl that’s 17 or 18?”

            MOORE: “No. Not normal.”

            HANNITY: “My daughter is 16 years old. If she’s 17 or 18, I don’t want her dating a 32-year-old.”

            MOORE: “I wouldn’t either.”

            HANNITY: “And you can say unequivocally that you never dated anybody that was in their late teens like that when you were 32?”

            MOORE: “It would have been out of my customary behavior, that’s right.”

            HANNITY: “In other words, you don’t recall dating any girl that young when you were that old?”

            MOORE: “I’ve said no.”

            HANNITY: “And you think that’s inappropriate, too, that’s what you’re saying?”

            MOORE: “Yes.”


            • Ok I got it now


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                  • Timeline for the Lebanese saying Hariri is being held against his will by the Saudis



                    • Pretty thin account of things. He went to Abu Dhabi on his own and then returned to Saudi on his own? That doesn't seem to fit with holding him against his will...


                      • On the other hand, he hasn't spoken or been seen in public since the day he 'resigned', unless I've missed it. Odd for someone doing it all voluntarily.


                        • Originally posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
                          On the other hand, he hasn't spoken or been seen in public since the day he 'resigned', unless I've missed it. Odd for someone doing it all voluntarily.
                          The whole thing is odd. If any of you have seen a good opinion or journalistic piece on the current situation involving Lebanon and SA, link it. I read an article in my BBC link that was ok but not in depth enough .... or maybe journalists trying to find out stuff can't.

                          Arabs in general are obtuse they say one thing and mean another. Stuff they say can be intentionally misleading. It's seems to me to be a cultural thing. Whatever is going on, it would seem at first glance it's not going to amount to much. IMO, there are significant power plays going on, probably aimed at Iran. What the underlying objectives are would be any one's guess.

                          It's also interesting that Tillerson (State) seems to have a different take on the ME situation. I believe the extent of it is unprecedented if I understand Trump's and States positions correctly.
                          On Harbaugh's expectations for M football in 2015 (NFL NETWORK): ?We'd rather be about it than talk about it."


                          • The depth of Trump's delusions (or knowingly blatant lies) of Russian interference are incredible. When Obama met with Putin just prior to the election and told the ex-KGB Col to knock it off, Putin did not deny the activity. Realizing our current 'President' has not a shred of integrity, much less care one iota about this nation, Putin realizes he can advance Russia's agendas by pandering to Trump's personal instabilities and need for validation. Putin realizes he has an ally in Trump and all he has to say is "You're right Donny boy, we didn't interfere because that would completely undermine your legitamacy and people will laugh at you for being a propped up, easily manipulated loser." For whatever dark psychological reason, Trump buys into that false argument.

                            “Every time he sees me, he said: ‘I didn’t do that.’ And I believe, I really believe that when he tells me that he means it.”

                            Assume that statement is heartfelt and truly held. Trump is either a 25th amendment candidate for intellectual incapacity or perhaps he's America's 21st century Quisling.

                            #MAGA -
                            Morons Are Governing America


                            • BBC and Reuters continue to provide decent stories re the "resignation" of Lebanon's PM, Saad al-Hariri. From my reading .......

                              This event has to be viewed and interpreted in the context of the major players, Iran and Saudi Arabia, in the centuries old conflict between Shia and Sunni Muslims. Also present is the difficult to understand tribal relationships that exist regardless of boarders imposed by the west in the ME after WWI and II.

                              Iran's proxies in Lebanon, Hezbollah and the apparent survival of Syria's President, Asaad are one level below the two majors but are key in what is going on. The Houthi rebels in Yemen are also playing a roll mostly as Iran's proxy in a hot conflict between SA and this group.

                              The best explanation is that the Saudis are trying to actively block the spreading influence of Iran in Lebanon and most recently, Syria. Reportedly, Hariri was flown to Riyadh to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. This guy is the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. This seems to be an indirect effort by SA's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to remove Hariri from Lebanon to end a growing friendly relationship developing between Hariri and Hezbollah.

                              Coincidentally, the same evening that Hariri was flown to Riyadh from Lebanon, Salman rounded up 200+ business men and princes and put them up at the Riyadh Ritz Carlton (heh) under what outsiders call House Arrest. While the West interprets these moves as part of the evidence of Salman attempting to consolidate his power(Hariri is a Saudi and member of a powerful business family there), and may very well be, it probably has as much to do with SA wanting to end the Lebanese government from cozying up with Hezbollah.

                              Matters get more complicated when one considers that Hezbollah has strongly supported Assad's forces in Syria and they have been accused of attempting to create this sort of coalition between Assad and Hezbollah that exists between Hezbollah and US, French and UK supported moderates in Lebanon. Keep in mind, Hezbollah has long been considered Iran's proxy - no doubt about that so, SA sees all of this in the context of spreading Iranian influence in the region.

                              The Tillerson letter posted up thread is clear that Iran is the Country being warned and is consistent with the growing alliance between SA and the Trump Administration. Accordingly, State's seeming contradictory approach to DJT may not be at all contradictory.

                              Interesting stuff. Experts on the region reporting or making comments to reporters on this believe intentional military operations by either Iran or SA against each other are highly unlikely as this isn't either country's MO. However, proxys will continue to poke at each other creating instability in the ME. Accidental military encounters are likely and could be a match to a wider conflict involving opposed and well armed military's of multiple tribal or religiously aligned countrys.
                              On Harbaugh's expectations for M football in 2015 (NFL NETWORK): ?We'd rather be about it than talk about it."


                              • Poster Rankings, Week 11:

                                1. CGVT. The gallery of mashed potato pics earns him top honors.

                                2. Kapture1. Has any newbie gotten under so many regulars' skin (save, of course, me) ever?

                                3. hack. He has changed a bit and now takes shots from the periphery instead of the frontal assault. Keep him away from churches and Vegas.

                                4. Jeff. I didn't have him this high until I reviewed fancystats. They told me he was a solid top 5.

                                5. DSL. Tirelessly promotes his socialist agenda.

                                6. Oracle. No real reason, but I always think of the kindly old black lady who makes chocolate chip cookies in the Matrix when I read his name.

                                7. Geezer. Didn't fall to pieces when I insulted him.

                                8. Wizard. stfu.

                                9. Wild Hoss. No soccer tournament, no top 5.

                                10. froot. Handled the shellacking with grace and humor.

                                (Dropped from the rankings: The "Talent" - seriously, fuck that guy).
                                Last edited by AlabamAlum; November 11th, 2017, 05:54 PM.
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