Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Donald Trump finally, begrudgingly, signs Russia sanction bill into law.

Fine, I'll sign it. But I am not happy about it.
Courtesy of NPR:  

After being approved by overwhelming majorities in Congress, President Trump begrudgingly signed into law new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday. The move is in contrast with his frequently stated desire to improve relations with the country. The president also issued a signing statement where he declared that the legislation has a number of what he deems to be "unconstitutional provisions." 

The sanctions bill targets Russia's mining and oil industry, and aims to punish the country for interfering in the 2016 presidential election as well for its military aggression in Ukraine. In announcing that he'd signed the bill, Trump made his most definitive statement yet about Russia's interference in last U.S. presidential election. 

"I also support making clear that America will not tolerate interference in our democratic process, and that we will side with our allies and friends against Russian subversion and destabilization," he said. 

He also made clear however, that he has a number of qualms with the "seriously flawed" bill. Most notably, with the fact that it restricts his ability to ease sanctions without Congress' involvement. To waive sanctions, Trump has to send Congress a report explaining and justifying his decision, and lawmakers would then get 30 days to decide whether to allow the waiver. 

"The bill remains seriously flawed — particularly because it encroaches on the executive branch's authority to negotiate," Trump said, adding "The Framers of our Constitution put foreign affairs in the hands of the President. This bill will prove the wisdom of that choice."

Yes, well the framers may not have anticipated that there would someday be a president who was working as a double agent for an American adversary.

Perhaps the most important part of this bill is not the sanctions it places on Russia, but the sanctions that it places on Donald Trump's ability to undermine it.

That's right, the man living in the White House, "a real dump," has to be treated as a potential enemy of the state.

Apparently Trump was so upset about having to sign this bill that he would not even let the media cover it.
Probably did not want them to catch him sobbing.

35 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:40 PM

    Who actually witnessed him signing it? Don't want to hear him later say he never signed it so that he could be cahoots w/Putin!

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    1. Anonymous5:01 PM

      That's what I want to know.

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    2. Anonymous5:10 PM

      He doesn't have to sign it for it to go into effect. If he does nothing, it goes into law.

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    3. Anonymous5:16 PM

      5:10 PM - yes, but I wanted to see him do it. He may have cried and swore a lot. Poor baby.

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    4. Anonymous6:24 PM

      The bill goes automatically into effect ten days after it was enacted. I believe, he was close to the ten day limit, and someone was able to calm the toddler down a bit - maybe by promising him a second helping of ice cream!

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    5. Anonymous6:50 PM

      510 Why would he sign it if he didn't have to? I bet he didn't.

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    6. That's probably why he did sign it. If he did nothing it would become law without him, making him appear both weak and unnecessary.

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  2. Anonymous5:20 PM

    What? No big sign I g flourish? No sowing the signed document like a kid shows his artwork? And this moron who knows nothing about the constitution is calling it unconstitutional? Shut the fuck up, Donnie!

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    1. Anonymous11:08 AM

      What, and see him crying on not getting a HUGE piece of that Russian pie? Oh well.

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  3. Anonymous5:49 PM


    "The bill remains seriously flawed — particularly because it encroaches on the executive branch's authority to negotiate," Trump said,


    Tired of hearing Trump is this great negotiator!

    Negotiate? Dumbshit can't even negotiate his ass out of an outhouse.

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    1. Anonymous10:44 PM

      Congress was wise and apparently distrusted Trump regarding Russia. Smart move by Congress.

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  4. Anonymous5:55 PM

    No video performance?

    Is that why he feels he has earned 2 solid weeks of golf, from the strain of signing something that's not 100% meaningless?

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  5. Anonymous6:12 PM

    I'M SO CONFUSED

    DID PRESIDENT TRUMP RECEIVE A PHONE CALL FROM THE HEAD OF THE BOYSCOUTS PRAISING TRUMP OR DIDN'T HE?

    Did Trump lie to America again?


    New York Times:
    Those Calls to Trump? White House Admits They Didn’t Happen

    WASHINGTON — Has President Trump told you about the time the head of the Boy Scouts called to say his was the best speech ever delivered to the more than century-old organization? What about when the president of Mexico picked up the telephone to let him know that his tough enforcement efforts at the border were paying off handsomely?

    The anecdotes, both of which Mr. Trump told last week, were similar in that they appeared to be efforts to showcase broad support for the president when his White House has been mired in turmoil. But they also had another thing in common, the White House conceded on Wednesday: Neither was true.

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, confirmed at her daily briefing what the Boy Scouts and the Mexican government had already asserted publicly, which is that neither phone call that Mr. Trump referred to had occurred....

    AMERICA WAIT WAIT. TRUMP THE LEADER OF THE MOST POWERFUL NATION SIMPLY MISSPOKE.... UMMM UMMMM HERE'S ANOTHER EXPLANATION:

    “I wouldn’t say it was a lie — that’s a pretty bold accusation,” Ms. Sanders said. “The conversations took place, they just simply didn’t take place over a phone call, they happened in person.”...

    https://nytimes.com/2017/08/02/us/politics/those-calls-to-trump-white-house-admits-they-didnt-happen.html

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    1. He didn't fucking misspeak. Stop using euphemisms.

      He LIED. The president of the United States LIED. He fucking LIES all the time. You can't trust anything he says he LIES so often.

      And Sarah Wall-Eye Huckleberrybooboo is a fucking LIAR too.

      Press corps shouldn't even bother to show up any more since press releases are nothing but fucking LIES!

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    2. Trump is confused -- the phone call was from Putin telling him if he signed the sanctions bill, Putin would release 30,000 copies of the pee tapes . . . Trump thought Pooty said "Hillary's 30,000 emails" so he signed the bill.

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  6. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Nah, he wasn't sobbing. He was throwing a full-fledged two-year-old type temper tantrum, including throwing himself on the floor, and probably hitting Melanoma and anyone within his tiny fists' reach - just like a toddler would do!

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    1. Anonymous7:04 PM

      I am exhausted of all of this winning!
      Geez wilikers.
      Stupid trump has no class and shriveled up cajones!
      Stupid trump inbreds!

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  7. Anonymous7:07 PM

    Since Trump is not able to be presidential, Kelly can act as president.
    Sources: New White House chief of staff Kelly called Sessions to assure him his job was safe
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/02/john-kelly-jeff-sessions-241276
    The orange baby can't do anything about it. He must act like he is finally keeping his word and he goes full steam on immigration. Where he can use Sessions.

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  8. I wonder which provisions might be unconstitutional. I wish an enterprising reporter would ask Papaya PolPot. Also, someone please ask him if he has read that document, and if so, does it still have twelve*** articles? Inquiring minds really want to know.

    ***Yes, I know it has only 7, but I want to know if he knows. Bet he doesn't.

    Perhaps this will teach Putin a lesson: A useful idiot can be boxed in by more than one entity.

    Dolt45* thinks he such a fabulous negotiator! Ha! My 7 year old godson (who is adorable, but is also the most tactless person!) could negotiate better deals than Mango Mussolini. How befuddled tRump is!

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  9. Anonymous7:50 PM

    Yikes!! https://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin/posts/10155619130783588
    Fox News has been number 1 for most of the last ten years.
    But with Bill O’Reilly and others leaving, there’s been a huge shake-up at Fox.
    Their ratings have suffered as a result and MSNBC has surged ahead.

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    1. Anonymous8:59 PM

      Well, HEY there, little baby, you were one of the first to be fired! Shall we revisit that? The studio in your house with the fake fireplace raging behind you or the dead lake, while almost sliding out of your chair so high that your world salad was laughed at and quoted? I'm not even going to bring up the NYT lawsuit or the brawl that cost a truth teller his job.

      THEN they brought in the teleprompter that was reflected in your glasses and you couldn't even do THAT.

      None of us will forget that pink blouse with the fake DDs in your zebra skirt outside Fox NYC, and how you clomped off to your bus afterward in your big heels like a heifer.

      What about your endorsement speech Trump Oklahoma where Donald stood beside you and was embarrassed, so next stop he stood on the floor not wanting to be seen standing next to you? What about two RNCs, as big as you think you are, being told to stay home?

      Oh yeah, that's just the Uniparty because YOU had the Queen Esther message and they wouldn't listen? You hardly have the family to back that up your newfound christianty. Maybe it's you're too damned dumb and you're an embarrassment.

      See what's happening to your golden boy? No wonder you stay the underbelly of which you promised to be.

      John Madden: Cheat underneath.

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  10. Anonymous10:50 PM

    Is Puttie upset at Trump for letting Congress tell Trump to be a man, an American first? Screw Trump, he works for us not the Puppet Master.

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  11. Sessions/DOJ is going to attack Affirmative Action by suing universities for discriminating against white students.

    Shades of SNL. "There are two kinds of crime; regular and black."

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  12. Anonymous11:01 PM

    ACLU Defends John Oliver Against Coal Baron With Hilarious Brief

    The brief also directly addresses Murray with section headings like “All of John Oliver’s Speech Was Protected by the First Amendment. You Can’t Sue People for Being Mean to You, Bob”; “Plaintiff’s Requested Injunction Is Clearly Unconstitutional. You Can’t Get a Court Order Telling the Press How to Cover Stories, Bob”; and “Anyone Can Legally Say ‘Eat Shit, Bob!’”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-oliver-aclu-bob-murray_us_5981eae4e4b0353fbb341706?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-oliver-aclu-bob-murray_us_5981eae4e4b0353fbb341706?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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  13. Anonymous11:21 PM

    Trump hates being showed up.

    Congress did it by forcing his hand with Russia. They told Trump to sign the Russian bill.

    Now the Washington Post is on Trump's shit list as usual.

    😲 “Trump will sometimes respond to a shot he duffed by simply playing a second ball and carrying on as if the first shot never happened,” SI reports. 😨 ğŸ˜ 


    Washington Post:

    Trump’s golf game tells us an awful lot about Trump

    The late golf legend Bobby Jones called his sport “the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots — but you have to play the ball where it lies.”

    Unless you are Donald Trump.

    The late golf legend Bobby Jones called his sport “the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots — but you have to play the ball where it lies.”

    Unless you are Donald Trump.

    I just read one of the best pieces of political journalism of the Trump age. It’s Sports Illustrated’s report on the president’s golf game.

    Golf is a game of humility: Even the best players are brought low by nature and chance. And it’s a game of honor: You keep your own score and are often unseen by other players.

    Then there is Trump golf. He breaks rules, exaggerates scores and ignores the game’s decorum. Sound familiar? He is, Sports Illustrated asserted, “easily the best golfer” ever to occupy the White House. Likewise, he is an enormously talented politician, with a genius for marketing. Yet in golf, as in life, he doesn’t leave it at that. He gilds the lily with dishonesty.

    “Trump will sometimes respond to a shot he duffed by simply playing a second ball and carrying on as if the first shot never happened,” SI reports. “In the parlance of the game, Trump takes floating mulligans, usually more than one during a round. Because of them it is impossible to say what he has actually shot on any given day, according to 18 people who have teed it up with Trump over the last decade.”...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2017/08/02/dc3502d6-77be-11e7-8f39-eeb7d3a2d304_story.html

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  14. Trump's approvals are at 37.5 %.

    How low do they have to go before the Death Party cuts their losses and impeaches him to save their own skins for re-election? Was it 35%?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-approval-rating_us_59820fbee4b09d24e994c92a?section=us_politics

    "After months of relatively stability, President Donald Trump’s numbers are again showing signs of a downward shift in the latest polls.

    Trump’s average approval rating has slumped to a new low of less than 38 percent as of Wednesday afternoon, according to HuffPost Pollster’s aggregate of publicly available surveys. More than 58 percent say they disapprove."

    Seems I remember there was a number that when reached would indicate that Trump was a drag on the party's re-election rather than a boost, meaning they might find a way to cut Trump loose, either through the 25th or impeachment.

    Can't wait until he hits 35%.

    Impeachment is polling higher than his approval ratings.

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  15. Anonymous11:28 PM

    How to tell when Trump is hiding something?

    ...The White House's first six months, of course, have been littered with internal leaks. Many of them are owed to the warring factions within the West Wing and dissension in the broader administration. But every so often you see this kind of leak: the send-a-message-to-the-boss leak -- the spreading of unhelpful information about the president because advisers see no other way to make it stop.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/01/how-to-tell-when-trump-is-hiding-something-the-trump-jr-saga-offers-2-clues/

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  16. Anonymous11:29 PM


    Oriole63

    8/2/2017 8:41 PM PDT

    He cheats on his wives, cheats contractors out of payments and cheats at golf. He's the Commander-in-Cheat

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  17. Anonymous11:29 PM

    binkynh

    8/2/2017 9:00 PM PDT

    Fat boy with tiny hands needs to stop lying about everything, including his precious golf game

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  18. Anonymous11:32 PM

    A timeline of the explosive lawsuit alleging a White House link in the Seth Rich conspiracy

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/01/a-timeline-of-the-explosive-lawsuit-alleging-a-white-house-link-in-the-seth-rich-conspiracy/

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  19. Anonymous11:48 PM

    Trump was almost the president in ‘Sharknado,’ after Sarah Palin turned down the role

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/03/trump-was-almost-the-president-in-sharknado-after-sarah-palin-turned-down-the-role/

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    1. Anonymous6:19 AM

      Really? $ara turned down a chance to be in a movie, no matter how shitty?
      $he planted this rumour!

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  20. Anonymous12:38 AM

    http://shareblue.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Trump-busted-face.jpg

    http://shareblue.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Mad-Trump.jpg

    http://shareblue.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/AP_17033533544940-2-960x640.jpg

    http://shareblue.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Trump-disappointed.jpg

    http://shareblue.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Trump-upset.jpg

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    1. Anonymous7:52 AM

      http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/john-wayne-gacy-victim-identified-as-minnesota-teen-w495499

      How many on 5th Ave are victims of potus clown?

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  21. Anonymous5:40 AM

    Of course since the idiot doesn’t understand how our government works he would think it is unconstitutional.

    I doubt he has a problem with the sanctions; it is the restrictions on his ability to undermine Congress that irks him.

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