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Post by Original Quill on Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:30 pm

December 21st is the day of the shutdown.  The US government has existed on a series of continuing resolutions (CR's) for several years, each funding the government for a precise and limited period.  The present one is up on December 21st.  Trump has said he will veto any CR that doesn't have $5-billion to fund the beginning of his silly wall, which he promised that Mexico would pay for.

That means that only "essential services" will get paid to go to work, the postal service included.  The remaining federal employees will either remain home, or go to work and accrue IOU's.

Now let's see...get out of Syria; get out of Afghanistan; Defense Department loses its leader; leave the useful idiot in charge; go home and sleep in.  Is that not Putin's dream for America?

Let's hope the Canadians can mobilize and get down here to defend the place, before the Russians land.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:46 pm

What a Face

Trump & company do seem determined to bring on the 'Disunited States of Aymerika', don't they ?!?

Halt funding to federal services;
Put contractors in charge of the military;
Leave Canada to defend the northern border, Mexico the south;
Rely on the allies in Iraq and Afghanistan (e.g.Britain, Australia, NZ, France, Poland, Canada..) to continue to train up the local military and police forces;
Build more walls, fences and barriers around Aymerika..

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Yep, we are now in the second day of the 'No-America' world.  But Trump promised he would "own it".



So, all those 800,000 families who are federal employees, who won't get paid for Christmas, can thank him.

Thank you, pussy-grabber.

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Post by Andy on Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:41 pm

No wonder Trump wants to close the Mexican Border.
Apparently Grey Aliens are infesting the area and have fought a bloody battle with the Delta Forces.
Of course, they could be simply be refugees wearing masks.

Time for the Orange American idiot to get called up.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/1062753/Aliens-greys-UFO-Dulce-battle-Roswell-New-Mexico-alien-news

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:02 am

Razz

Somebody 'redded' my anti-Trump sentiments !?!

There's at least one active Donnie Dumpster supporter in the house !

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:34 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Razz

Somebody 'redded' my anti-Trump sentiments  !?!

There's at least one active Donnie Dumpster supporter in the house  !

I saw that.  I greened you to reverse it. Next one too. They never learn: the red costs nothing, but each green ups your score. Here ya go...gave ya another.

It might have been the Russians up there in St. Petersburg that gave you the red.  After all, they just got Trump to order all troops out of Syria.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:42 am

Back to the shut-down.  Trump has just lowered his demand from $5-billion to $2.5-billion.  In other words, he is bidding against himself!

I thought this guy was supposed to be a good negotiator.  What's in it for the Democrats?  He sweetens the deal--supposedly--by demanding less??   Doesn’t he get it?  The question isn't how much wall, but what wall?  Trump is trying to redefine the question, and the Democrats are having none of it.

One bargains by offering something coveted by the other in return, not by demanding less when you have no leverage in the first place.  It's called a transaction--'trans' as in cross-bargaining and attempting some sort of exchange.  Trump is essentially bargaining with himself.  The Dems have already told him they want no wall; and he redefines that to mean they want half-a-wall. Ridiculous!  He is not even on the same page.

The public is watching Trump and his government collapse.  It's a net-net loss to him.  Trump doesn't even understand the parameters of the deal, let alone the tactics of negotiation.  No wonder Trump fell into bankruptcy.  No wonder he had to go begging to the Russians and Saudis.  No wonder he is now their useful idiot.  The guy has no bargaining skills!

Negotiator!  

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