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Old 7th March 2017, 09:48 AM
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I find it quite bizarre that Pauline Hanson has decided in her brain box that the way to go is to be like Donald Trump.

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Senator Hanson today claimed it was a fake controversy, tweeting: “The media’s obsession with manufactured controversies is why they’re failing. Aussies want media to talk about things that matter!”
She even used the 'failing' word. She forgot to add 'sad,' though. Idiot. Anyway that was in response to her ignorant opposition to compulsory vaccination for subsidised childcare - another one of Trump's cards.

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She became an admire of the Putin touch after seeing a speech he made to the Russian Parliament.
“I support his stance for his country,” she replied...
She didnt want to discuss human rights abuses, suppression of the free press, political murders, the invasion of Ukraine and shooting down of a commercial airliner because, 'I'm not discussing about that.' This really is too funny (and scary) but mostly funny.

And lastly, she seems to be going with the crazy unfounded statement. Regarding Muslims,

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“Or they go and knock on their door because they won’t move out and threaten them. ‘Listen mate, you better take this suitcase full of cash and get out of here.’ It’s having an impact on our educational system and, you know, in our schools and our swimming baths. [It’s] their attitude.
I know there's a natural affinity between Trump's GOP and One nation. Xenophobia, climate change denial, economic isolationism. But she seems to be adopting a Trumpian style and adding on to the One Nation policy list whatever Trump thinks.

Now i could say something about red heads and politics here but obviously i wont.

Quotes are from news.com http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/...9c36dd49e8f5ec

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment...be655156317852
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Old 7th March 2017, 10:14 AM
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She didnt want to discuss human rights abuses, suppression of the free press, political murders, the invasion of Ukraine and shooting down of a commercial airliner because, 'I'm not discussing about that.' This really is too funny (and scary) but mostly funny.
Very silly, Pauline. She said this around the 2nd anniversary of the murder Boris Nemtsov, a government critic, not unlike her. Maybe if she gets her way we'll have a "strong" leader here, and she'll be assassinated too. Now, I know what you're thinking, but no, we really don't want that sort of thing in Australia

She also got caned for the anti-vax stuff.

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Old 16th March 2017, 11:33 AM
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Federal judge in Hawaii freezes President Trump’s new entry ban

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A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday issued a sweeping freeze of President Trump’s new executive order temporarily barring the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries and suspending the admission of new refugees.

In a blistering, 43-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson pointed to Trump’s own comments and those of his close advisers as evidence that his order was meant to discriminate against Muslims and declared there was a “strong likelihood of success” those suing would prove the directive violated the Constitution.

Watson declared that “a reasonable, objective observer — enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance — would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion.”

He lambasted the government, in particular, for asserting that because the ban did not apply to all Muslims in the world, it could not be construed as discriminating against Muslims.

“The illogic of the Government’s contentions is palpable,” Watson wrote. “The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed.”

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Old 17th March 2017, 03:43 AM
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Whenever you think things are just about as bad as they can get,some republican idiot comes along and screws everything up even worse!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progres...-underage-boy/

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Family Values: Christian conservative and Republican state Senator Ralph Shortey is busted with an underage boy in his hotel room; police recommend 3 prostitution-related charges.
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Shortey, 35, represents Oklahoma City. Elected in 2010, the senator is a prominent Christian conservative in Oklahoma politics, known for being a birther, and a Trump supporter. Raw Story reports Shortey was the state chair of President Donald Trump’s campaign during the primary elections.

Seriously? Ok Trump probably didn't know anything about this, but when your campaign attracts this sort of scum you just gotta think seriously right? ....oh right....Trump and thinking in the same sentence, probably a mistake on my part.


But there's more;


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According to reports, Shortey “attended Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City in preparation for mission work in Uganda,” before beginning his political career

So missionary work in Uganda, where he could probably get hold of all the underage boys he wanted, but that plan apparently fell through, maybe some "indiscretions" that the church knew about made him, ahem, unsuitable for missionary work!


But there's more;


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Before being busted with an underage boy in his hotel room, the anti-abortion, Christian conservative made national news in 2012 when he proposed a bill that would ban human fetuses from being used in food.

Right, all that and an absolute dead set nutter to boot! Fetuses in food? He really thought he needed a law to ban that?


Of course one brave republican came to defend him in the comments, and what was the best he could do?


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sounds fishy-set up/ the democrats have a history of knocking off opposition senators

Do they really? How hard is it hard to get a grown man into a hotel room with an underage male prostitute and bags full of dope. I am sure I could smell a trap like that a mile away!



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Old 17th March 2017, 03:01 PM
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The Trump du jour is his budget plan, which hasn't got a snowball's chance in hell of being implemented, but this article summarises just what a shitty thing it is.
Donald Trump’s Voldemort Budget

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Most, if not all, of these domestic policy cuts are unnecessary and shortsighted. Then there are the deliberate assaults on anything that smacks of internationalism, or of a benign and coöperative American presence in the world. Someone in the Trump Administration appears to have gone through the entire budget looking to eliminate funding for small entities that try to do some good.
How the fuck can anyone think Trump is not a malevolent force bewilders me. We've had the sexism, the racism, the licking of the gun lobby arse, the licking of the religious right arse, the science denial, the REALITY denial, the proto-fascist democracy-bashing, and we haven't even got to the whole labour vs capital thing, in which I include the public service vs private enterprise divide that was once at the core of political debate.

Trump defied some of that conventionality by adding protectionism to his platform. Infrastructure spending is also supposed to be a Trump thing. But here we have a budget strategy that shows he's Ronald Reagan on steroids.

We have enough Trump-loving dickheads mixed in with the mainstream right - the congressional republicans, and here the Abbots and Christensens and their ilk - to have me worried. In post soviet times, when centre-left parties mellowed and got more pragmatic, less idealistic, it took some of the heat out of the debate. It all became a bit boring, social issues seemed more important.

But here we have the right moving so far to the right, extreme ideas that once looked like the fringe are now being put into force. Now moderate sensible ideas are now the things we need to fight for. Old-fashioned leftist activism isn't just for the quaint student socialist club, it's for the mums and dads and the kids and the straights and everyone, because an authoritarian minority is coming to get you all.

It all gives me strong 80s nostalgia, when Thatcher inspired an artistic resistance and every pop star was a socialist. Many great songs from that era, but "Venceremos" by Working Week, inspired by the Chilean resistance, is a favourite of mine.

tldr: I thought I was over all that student radicalism stuff, but Trump makes me want to hit the streets again.
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Video here -

White House calls climate change funding 'a waste of your money' – video

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The administration has unveiled President Donald Trump’s first budget, including a proposed 31% cut in funding to the Environmental Protection Agency. The cuts would remove funding for the Clean Power Plan and scrap all climate change research programs and partnerships. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney confirmed on Thursday that the new administration had no interest in funding to combat climate change, saying: ‘We’re not spending money on that any more. We consider that to be a waste of your money’.
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The Trump du jour is his budget plan, which hasn't got a snowball's chance in hell of being implemented, but this article summarises just what a shitty thing it is.
Donald Trump’s Voldemort Budget

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Most, if not all, of these domestic policy cuts are unnecessary and shortsighted. Then there are the deliberate assaults on anything that smacks of internationalism, or of a benign and coöperative American presence in the world. Someone in the Trump Administration appears to have gone through the entire budget looking to eliminate funding for small entities that try to do some good.
How the fuck can anyone think Trump is not a malevolent force bewilders me. We've had the sexism, the racism, the licking of the gun lobby arse, the licking of the religious right arse, the science denial, the REALITY denial, the proto-fascist democracy-bashing, and we haven't even got to the whole labour vs capital thing, in which I include the public service vs private enterprise divide that was once at the core of political debate.

Trump defied some of that conventionality by adding protectionism to his platform. Infrastructure spending is also supposed to be a Trump thing. But here we have a budget strategy that shows he's Ronald Reagan on steroids.

We have enough Trump-loving dickheads mixed in with the mainstream right - the congressional republicans, and here the Abbots and Christensens and their ilk - to have me worried. In post soviet times, when centre-left parties mellowed and got more pragmatic, less idealistic, it took some of the heat out of the debate. It all became a bit boring, social issues seemed more important.

But here we have the right moving so far to the right, extreme ideas that once looked like the fringe are now being put into force. Now moderate sensible ideas are now the things we need to fight for. Old-fashioned leftist activism isn't just for the quaint student socialist club, it's for the mums and dads and the kids and the straights and everyone, because an authoritarian minority is coming to get you all.

It all gives me strong 80s nostalgia, when Thatcher inspired an artistic resistance and every pop star was a socialist. Many great songs from that era, but "Venceremos" by Working Week, inspired by the Chilean resistance, is a favourite of mine.

tldr: I thought I was over all that student radicalism stuff, but Trump makes me want to hit the streets again.
SLight derail - have you read "The Establishment (and how they get away with it)" by Owen Jones - pretty much sums up your post.
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