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Everything posted by Old_SD_Dude

  1. He was exactly what I imagined. Hence my purported TDS. I tried not to post about it too much, and stayed off here for much of last year, but for four years I woke up every day in disbelief and disgust that he was the President.
  2. I as a rule don’t read books from former WH staff of any Administration, but I think I’ll make an exception with Cipallone.
  3. Could be. Too many Trumpers still in place for the USFWS to be able to push through an emergency listing under the Endangered Species Act. Tragic...
  4. I think the Republicans will dodge the whole issue of Trump’s guilt by saying that the provisions for impeachment refer to removal from office. They will argue he’s no longer in office so it is not applicable. That way they can vote to acquit without ever addressing the issue of his guilt or innocence.
  5. Trump issued an unprecedented number of EOs. Anyone with a brain knows that Biden will reverse many of them. If that’s a deflection, so be it.
  6. I guess I just missed all your post objecting to Trump EOs.
  7. Meh. Trump loosened the rules and screwed the country out of even more mineral lease revenue in his final days. https://trib.com/business/energy/oil-and-gas-rule-change-finalized-in-last-days-of-trump-administration/article_1fc1a5eb-a56a-5aa9-8b8b-37000c0769b4.html Once Biden gets around to reversing Trump EOs gutting environmental reviews you’ll really squirm. And lol re dictatorial rule. Trump issues more EOs in a 4-year term than any other President.
  8. All he’s doing is reversing a Trump EO. Anyone with a brain knew this was coming, and he was elected.
  9. It’s not a “tool to legislate.” It’s a tool to implement policy in the absence of legislation or, in the case of Trump’s wall, a tool to implement policy that is at odds with legislation. The problem IMO is not as much overreach by the Executive Branch as it is failure by the Legislature to legislate.
  10. FDR had several affairs. Eisenhower with his driver. Plenty has been written about how powerful men tend to assert their power in both the military/political and sexual realms. I'm sure there are others.
  11. Not sure anyone was less discrete the JFK. Press really didn’t cover that.
  12. We’re the highest by far. Our per capita GHG emissions are well over double those of China.
  13. Duke Cunningham was in the last pardon. So Nacho Duce pardoned both father and son. I wonder if we’ve ever had a corrupt combo like that. At least Issa is so rich he won’t need to graft like that.
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