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3 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Remembering your post last week, @GMac, I found this to be an interesting article, and it may interest you.  

 

I've been saying since last year that there are schisms rising within the Christian evangelicals, between those who have decided to cast their lots with Trump and those who refused.  

The breakaway evangelicals are young and more diverse and they are allied with religious liberals who had mostly stayed away from politics but found themselves so disgusted with Trump's policies that they have decided to become politically active.

 

Religious Liberals Sat Out of Politics for 40 Years. Now They Want in the Game.

Reverend William Barber gave a tremendous interview on this podcast from The New Yorker. 

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reverend-william-barber-talks-to-david-remnick-about/id268213039?i=1000386186945&mt=2

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Emmanuel Macron's party, La République en Marche, looks poised to take a majority in the National Assembly.  

La République en Marche is a political party that Macron started less than 2 years ago. 

 

Wonder what Theresa May thinks of this.:ph34r:

Speaking of Theresa May and the uncertainty in Great Britain, the British can take heart in one result of the disastrous results for the Conservatives, and UKIP (to some extent): Trump appears to be delaying his trip to the United Kingdom.

I guess Trump may not want to be associated with May and Nigel Farage because they aren't 'killers' right now.:ph34r:

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54 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Emmanuel Macron's party, La République en Marche, looks poised to take a majority in the National Assembly.  

La République en Marche is a political party that Macron started less than 2 years ago. 

 

Wonder what Theresa May thinks of this.:ph34r:

Speaking of Theresa May and the uncertainty in Great Britain, the British can take heart in one result of the disastrous results for the Conservatives, and UKIP (to some extent): Trump appears to be delaying his trip to the United Kingdom.

I guess Trump may not want to be associated with May and Nigel Farage because they aren't 'killers' right now.:ph34r:

 

I think that's probably the line he will sell. In reality even with his delusions he knows he will be greeted with nothing but rage and contempt everywhere he goes on his trip. 

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40 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

I think that's probably the line he will sell. In reality even with his delusions he knows he will be greeted with nothing but rage and contempt everywhere he goes on his trip. 

 

A Guardian article framed it as though Trump were scared to go to the U.K. in light of previous protests and opinion polls (so he does pay attention to the polls, huh?:blink:) from the British, the majority who stated that they thought he was "threat to global stability". 

 

There's a great deal of merit to this argument but in addition to that, it is also likely that Trump, consumed with "winning" doesn't want to be associated with "losers" right now and May and Farage/UKIP are viewed as the major losers of last week's elections.

Trump can't coordinate anything with Corbyn who doesn't want him there, in the first place.

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17 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Remembering your post last week, @GMac, I found this to be an interesting article, and it may interest you.  

 

I've been saying since last year that there are schisms rising within the Christian evangelicals, between those who have decided to cast their lots with Trump and those who refused.  

The breakaway evangelicals are young and more diverse and they are allied with religious liberals who had mostly stayed away from politics but found themselves so disgusted with Trump's policies that they have decided to become politically active.

 

Religious Liberals Sat Out of Politics for 40 Years. Now They Want in the Game.

 

This is interesting, DD.  Thanks for sharing!  It's good to know that there are religious liberals out there speaking up.  Finally.

 

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3 hours ago, GMac said:

 

This is interesting, DD.  Thanks for sharing!  It's good to know that there are religious liberals out there speaking up.  Finally.

 

 

You're welcome. I think the decades of reluctance had to do with the fate of the last clergyman to openly align himself with poor folks, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lots of people admire him but I if any are honest, none want to meet his tragic fate.

I'm glad that some are willing to step up despite the obvious risks. What I think will help is that this movement encompasses a diversity of people, rather than focusing on one person.  

This also makes it challenging to focus the movement but there tends to be safety and strength in numbers.

 

On a slightly lighter, more absurd note-

LOL

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@Roman, Whew @ Vicente Fox, he is merciless with the taunts and shade!:ph34r:  That was FIRE!  

 

He is right about the sophistication of drugs being transported via the dark web and fyi about that, most of those labs producing the deadliest supply of opiods like fentanyl are actually located in China.  

Some of the most successful Mexican drug cartels use a system of tunnels (similar to ones El Chapo used to escape prisons) to transport narcotics.

Those tunnels are comprised of a complex and vast system of underground tunnels, a few of which where excavated before the U.S. was a country!

I also saw video of two teenagers who were able to scale the border wall faster than Spiderman!  People need to be realistic and stop believing the hype of what Trump claims he can do.

9 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

 

 

Whoop!

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1 hour ago, Roman said:

 

 

Vicente is my homey at this point :-)

 

9 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

LOL

 

His self-centeredness knows no bounds.  This is funny and really fuckin sad, all at the same time.  His daddy really did a number on his ass.

 

Oh - lookie here...CNN picked up the story

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/politics/trump-cabinet-tribute/index.html

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I can't get very excited about Sessions testifying tomorrow.  It's not like he hasn't lied under oath before.  He's doing this to rescue his idiot orange Liar in Chief.

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4 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

@Roman, Whew @ Vicente Fox, he is merciless with the taunts and shade!:ph34r:  That was FIRE!  

 

He is right about the sophistication of drugs being transported via the dark web and fyi about that, most of those labs producing the deadliest supply of opiods like fentanyl are actually located in China.  

Some of the most successful Mexican drug cartels use a system of tunnels (similar to ones El Chapo used to escape prisons) to transport narcotics.

Those tunnels are comprised of a complex and vast system of underground tunnels, a few of which where excavated before the U.S. was a country!

I also saw video of two teenagers who were able to scale the border wall faster than Spiderman!  People need to be realistic and stop believing the hype of what Trump claims he can do.

 

Whoop!


wasn't that just classic? I mean, he took his time with that. is Trump the most hated person in the western hemisphere?

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