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Tuesday Open Thread

I'm in court all day (and then again on Thursday and Friday on another case.) I hope Trump doesn't blow up the world this week. Since I'm not reading much news these days except about the supposed cartel infighting in and killings all over Sinaloa this two past weeks, it feels like a load has been lifted.

I'm sure it will change when my schedule gets lighter.

This is an open thread, all topics welome,

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    by FlJoe on Tue Feb 21, 2017 at 09:06:09 AM EST
    to stop worrying and love the deep state.

    I have been mostly brushing off this chatter about the deep state from both the left and the right as just a rebranding of the same old bureaucracies and their usual corporate cronies(think MIC or the Homeland security/Intelligence community). I kind of wrote it off as a retelling of the same old battle that has existed for decades between our elected leaders and the agencies they are supposed to control.

    Now that the Flynn affair has come to a close(at least this chapter), I have stepped back and seen that the so called DS has shown it's power with a swiftness and overtness that I never have seen before. Make no mistake the DS wanted Flynn out(for good reason IMO)and they took him down hard.

    As much as I hate to agree with Bloody Bill Kristol, I am going to have to side with the DS over Trump, at least in the enemy of my enemy is my friend sense. It's an extremely slippery slope however.

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    by FlJoe on Tue Feb 21, 2017 at 09:30:23 AM EST
    if they could only figure out a way to take out Bannon.

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    They can only "take out" (none / 0) (#3)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Feb 21, 2017 at 10:00:32 AM EST
    people who help them.

    Flynn lied to the VP. That's a no no.

    His conversation with the Russian ambassador was not  illegal.

    But if you want to some real nasty contacts try this.

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    Flynn (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Feb 21, 2017 at 10:05:24 AM EST
    took 40K from Putin and did not run it through the DOD. Flynn did a lot of crap. And apparently the lying to the VP thing is just Pence trying to cover his butt when their have been reports that Pence knew at the same time Trump did.

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    Flynn (none / 0) (#5)
    by FlJoe on Tue Feb 21, 2017 at 10:13:45 AM EST
    walked like a mole and talked like a mole, he deserved no benefit of the doubt, he was stripped of his security clearance for good reason.

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    In a neighborhood near where I live (none / 0) (#6)
    by McBain on Tue Feb 21, 2017 at 10:31:14 AM EST
    A local artist likes to decorate her street corner, especially for holidays.  For President's Day she put out life size cutouts with excellent detail of all 45 presidents in order.  Lot's of people stopped by to take photos, it was really cool.