TRUMP PRESIDENT NAAAHHH!!! and the Trail of Delicious Liberal Tears

BWAHAHHAHA!! 45 can't scare would-be rats with the death penalty anymore.. :haha7:

Appeals court denies DOJ bid to resume federal executions

A federal appeals court in Washington has upheld a ruling blocking the Trump administration’s plan to resume federal executions after a 16-year hiatus.

The decision was handed down Monday by the D.C. Circuit. The Justice Department had asked the court to block the injunction put in place by a district court judge that stalled the executions of four convicted murderers, Reuters reported.

Foxnews.com
 
поддельные новости!!

Putin Approves Law Labeling Journalists 'Foreign Agents' In Russia
December 2, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law giving the government the right to register individual journalists and bloggers as foreign agents. Putin is seen here in Budapest in October.
Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images

The Russian government now has the right to classify individual journalists, bloggers and even social media users as "foreign agents" with a new law signed by President Vladmir Putin on Monday.

A Russian law pertaining to media outlets receiving foreign funding was approved in 2017, in response to the U.S. Justice Department compelling the Russia-funded channel RT America to register as a foreign agent.

Russia's new law extends further, to include individual journalists and bloggers — or anyone who distributes content from outlets registered as foreign agents and receives funding from abroad.

"The new norms allow the Russian government to block websites of foreign agents or legal entities established by them in case the information published by foreign media outlets violates Russian regulations," Russian state media site TASS explains.

Under the Russian law, any stories produced by a person receiving funds from abroad will need to be labeled as having been distributed by a foreign agent.

Last month, Russian lawmaker Leonid Levin explained how journalists could be classified as foreign actors under the law. "If someone writes certain stories related to the socio-political situation, then [that person] risks possibly appearing [on the list of foreign agents]," he told TASS.

Npr.org
 
BWAHAHAHA!! How can you not love trump?!

Trump administration quietly releases Lebanon military aid after mysterious delay

The White House has yet to offer any explanation for the delay despite repeated queries from Congress.
Lebanese marine special forces soldiers march during a military parade to mark the 76th anniversary of Lebanon's independence from France at the Lebanese Defense Ministry, in Yarzeh near Beirut on Nov. 22, 2019.Hassan Ammar / AP
Dec. 2, 2019
By Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has quietly released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of unexplained delay that led some lawmakers to compare it to the aid for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

The $105 million in Foreign Military Financing funds for the Lebanese Armed Forces was released just before the Thanksgiving holiday and lawmakers were notified of the step on Monday, according to two congressional staffers and an administration official.

Nbcnews.com
 
China bans US Navy from docking in Hong Kong
December 02, 2019

China said it would prevent U.S. Navy ships from stopping in Hong Kong, just days after President Trump signed legislation supporting pro-democracy demonstrators.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday that the prohibition is effective immediately. Hua also said that China would sanction a number of U.S. human rights organizations that have been reporting on the Hong Kong protests.

“In response to the unreasonable behaviors of the U.S. side, the Chinese government decides to suspend the review of requests by U.S. military ships and aircraft to visit Hong Kong as of today,” Hua said.

Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on Wednesday after Congress passed with nearly unanimous support. The bill requires the State Department to conduct annual reviews of Hong Kong’s autonomy and would allow the United States to impose sanctions or put a hold on Hong Kong’s unique trading status if it violates human rights.

“I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China, and the people of Hong Kong. They are being enacted in the hope that leaders and representatives of China and Hong Kong will be able to amicably settle their differences, leading to long term peace and prosperity for all,” Trump said.

Washingtonexaminer.com
 
China bans US Navy from docking in Hong Kong
December 02, 2019

China said it would prevent U.S. Navy ships from stopping in Hong Kong, just days after President Trump signed legislation supporting pro-democracy demonstrators.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday that the prohibition is effective immediately. Hua also said that China would sanction a number of U.S. human rights organizations that have been reporting on the Hong Kong protests.

“In response to the unreasonable behaviors of the U.S. side, the Chinese government decides to suspend the review of requests by U.S. military ships and aircraft to visit Hong Kong as of today,” Hua said.

Trump signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on Wednesday after Congress passed with nearly unanimous support. The bill requires the State Department to conduct annual reviews of Hong Kong’s autonomy and would allow the United States to impose sanctions or put a hold on Hong Kong’s unique trading status if it violates human rights.

“I signed these bills out of respect for President Xi, China, and the people of Hong Kong. They are being enacted in the hope that leaders and representatives of China and Hong Kong will be able to amicably settle their differences, leading to long term peace and prosperity for all,” Trump said.

Washingtonexaminer.com
I guess the Navy will have to do something else with their penises
 
France threatens EU retaliation over US wine Tariff plan
Dec 3, 2019

France is threatening a “strong European riposte” if the Trump administration follows through on a proposal to hit French cheese, Champagne, handbags and other products with tariffs - of up to 100%.

The U.S. Trade Representative proposed the tariffs on $2.4 billion in goods Monday in retaliation for a French tax on global tech giants including Google, Amazon and Facebook.

Abcnews.com
 
Trump loses appeal to block Deutsche Bank, Capital One from handing his financial records to Congress

CNBC.com
  • A federal appeals court rules that Deutsche Bank and Capital One can hand over years of President Trump's financial records in compliance with House Democrats' subpoenas.
  • The ruling offers another loss in the courts for Trump, who has fought attempts to obtain his financial records through multiple lawsuits.
  • The case is likely destined for the Supreme Court, where the president has already appealed two other lower court decisions requiring the disclosure of his financial records.
 

Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
From the sane folks at Vanity Fair:

DEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP: THE ULTIMATE IMPEACHMENT DEAL IS TO ABDICATE RIGHT NOW

A truly great dealmaker negotiates his exit package: No public humiliation, no jail time for you or your children, burnish your legacy, handpick your successor. Here’s hoping for a Trumpian holiday miracle.

If Donald Trump were even half the “stable genius” he’d like us to think he is, he’d do something really smart: He’d abdicate his office before the House of Representatives votes to impeach him. What’s more, if he were to abdicate, not only could he cut one helluva deal on his way out of Washington, but he could also make sure that Trumpism survives him—and his brand would be preserved to adorn hotels and golf courses far into the future.

Bear with me here, especially because Trump is about as contrarian and stubborn as they come. To say nothing of the fact that he is highly unlikely to take advice from a contemptuous libtard like me. But the idea of Trump abdicating still makes a lot of completely objective sense. He will most certainly be impeached by the House whenever that vote comes. And for good reason: His behavior as president has been largely and repeatedly unconscionable. The fact that the Republicans in the Senate will allow him to get away with his impeachable offenses is not a good reason for why he should continue to stick around the Oval Office. Impeachment is forever. It’s for the history books. He can’t erase it from his tombstone, regardless of whether the Senate lets him slide on the removal from office part of the equation. It’s a permanent status humiliation—his own particular, inescapable circle of hell. He’ll be a world-historic loser.

Therefore, he should sooner rather than later arrange for a meeting, say at Camp David, with House leaders—Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff,and Jerry Nadler (okay, Kevin McCarthy can come too)—and cut a deal with them, literally for the history books. In exchange for the House leadership agreeing to drop impeachment proceedings, Trump would agree not to stand for reelection in 2020 and to leave office, without commotion or regret, in January 2021. With that grand bargaining chip, he might be able to secure a few more side deals: an agreement that he will not be prosecuted when he returns to Trump Tower, and an agreement that his children won’t be prosecuted either. He might be able to secure an agreement to keep the books and records of the Trump Organization from seeing the light of day, and, of course, to keep his tax returns—the pieces of paper he seems to care more about than any other—out of the public realm. (Unfortunately, with Trump and family free of prosecutions, he might not need to ensure the continued silence of other key allies with pardons—sorry, Rudy.)

With his agreement to depart in place, Trump will then be able to claim, with some justification, that he did an admirable job as president. He’ll be able to go out on a high note, just like George Costanza always wanted to do. In the afterglow of this selfless gift to the nation, many of his boasts would ring truer. After all, it’s accurate that the stock market is at an all-time high. It’s true that interest rates continue at historic lows. And that the unemployment rate is at or near historic lows, and that the employment rate among certain minority groups is at historical highs. (N.B. On the economic front, he does get dinged for a promised GDP growth that never materialized, for creating annual budget deficits in excess of $1 trillion, and for pushing our national debt beyond $23 trillion, despite a campaign promise to eliminate it. But under the circumstances, even the most passionate Never Trumpers might see their way to overlooking these little facts.) He can lay claim to the fact that he has not got us into any new armed conflicts around the world and he seems, in his bumbling way, to be trying to get us out of the lingering conflicts we face in Syria and Afghanistan. It’s also true—for better or for worse—that Trump has been trying to negotiate some sort of trade deal with the Chinese, although I defy anyone to explain to me what exactly he’s been trying to accomplish with President Xi this whole time (other than market manipulation).

He can also, if he wants, take credit for opening a dialogue with North Korea’s dictator; Trump is the first sitting U.S. president to make a friend of Kim Jong Un. To what end I have no idea. But he did do it. He also has relationships with other global strongmen, such as Vladimir Putin, Recep Erdogan, and Jair Bolsonaro.This might qualify as an accomplishment of sorts too. (On the negative side of this equation, he has managed to piss off most of our friends, and destabilize our most important alliances—but who's counting?)

In the process, over the next 12 months, he could also lay the groundwork for his legacy—something to counter the distinction of most corrupt and divisive president in our history. This would require Trump to cut another clever deal, one that he seems poised to make anyway. After he reaches an agreement on the terms of his departure with the House, he should immediately fire Mike Pence, whose loyalty would swiftly dissipate as he prepared to run, and bring in Nikki Haley as vice president, putting her in the position to become the first woman president in U.S. history.

What a delicious irony it would be if the Republicans, and not the Democrats, produced the first female president. That’s the kind of winning Trump could get behind. Haley would obviously be beholden to the man who made achieving her ambitions possible.

While Trump did not Make American Great Again, he could claim that he did—but only if he agrees to serve his one term and then leave. This house of cards only stays upright if Trump agrees to go before he is impeached. And that means he must act fast. This is the moment to cut a deal with House leadership, before the House Judiciary Committee gets too far down the road of drawing up articles of impeachment, and certainly before the House votes on them. Otherwise, he’ll almost certainly be impeached, saved by the Senate, and possibly reelected next November, just in time for the economy to blow up—as it inevitably will, considering he’s pumped it full of gas for the past three years—and just in time for a major global conflict to break out somewhere, which also seems inevitable. That means too that horrific as Trump’s first term as president has been, his second will be far worse, ensuring he goes down in history not only as the third president to get impeached but also as by far the worst president in American history.

Donald, this is your moment. Show us what kind of fabulous dealmaker you are by negotiating your exit package.
Imagine being this desperate. Trump negotiates an exit plan with Pelosi and Schiff before he is impeached by the House. He keeps his dignity, avoids jail for himself and his kids, committed numerous offenses in office...but they promise to lay off on the criticisms, he fires Pence and replace with Haley so she can become POTUS for the balance of the year until the democrats can take over in 2021.

The news media and those in Hollywood are completely unhinged. They will not tolerate four more years of Trump. No way. The lefties are going to lose their minds, more so than now.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
Trump loses appeal to block Deutsche Bank, Capital One from handing his financial records to Congress

CNBC.com
  • A federal appeals court rules that Deutsche Bank and Capital One can hand over years of President Trump's financial records in compliance with House Democrats' subpoenas.
  • The ruling offers another loss in the courts for Trump, who has fought attempts to obtain his financial records through multiple lawsuits.
  • The case is likely destined for the Supreme Court, where the president has already appealed two other lower court decisions requiring the disclosure of his financial records.
do these idiots realize if Trump is forced to release his financial records anybody can do the exact same thing to them?
 
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