Donald J. Trump: President of the USA Part II Covfefe

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cerebus

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New York City deserves this idiot.


Remember you silly proles, it is the job of elected officials to determine where a company can place it's headquarters
Seeing that various cities have been competing in hunger games tax incentives to get Amazon to put their HQ in them, I'd say the elected officials have been doing their damnedest to determine just that. It's great that someone is calling out the dubious value proposition it really represents.
 

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New York City deserves this idiot.


Remember you silly proles, it is the job of elected officials to determine where a company can place it's headquarters
Not sure what your objection is. Should the elected representative of the area not have an opinion?

The whole Amazon HQ2 process has been a bit of a farce. What's wrong with someone pushing back?

These kinds of economic development incentives are quite often useless:

https://www.brookings.edu/research/examining-the-local-value-of-economic-development-incentives/
https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/03/business-tax-incentives-waste/518754/

Did you see what a complete dud (Republican) Gov Scott Walker's Foxconn deal is?

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/29/18027032/foxconn-wisconsin-plant-jobs-deal-subsidy-governor-scott-walker

The size of the subsidy was stunning. It was far and away the largest in Wisconsin history and the largest government handout to a foreign company ever given in America. Like most states, Wisconsin had given subsidies to companies in the past, but never higher than $35,000 per job. Foxconn’s subsidy was $230,000 per job.
 

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Not sure what your objection is. Should the elected representative of the area not have an opinion?

The whole Amazon HQ2 process has been a bit of a farce. What's wrong with someone pushing back?

These kinds of economic development incentives are quite often useless:

https://www.brookings.edu/research/examining-the-local-value-of-economic-development-incentives/
https://www.citylab.com/life/2017/03/business-tax-incentives-waste/518754/

Did you see what a complete dud (Republican) Gov Scott Walker's Foxconn deal is?

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/29/18027032/foxconn-wisconsin-plant-jobs-deal-subsidy-governor-scott-walker
NY is giving Amazon $1.525 Bn in incentives for 25 000 jobs while the same 25 000 will cost Virginia and Arlington $573 Mn... What's not to push back on?
 

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They have a very strong First Amendment case and they should proceed with the lawsuit. What Trump did was unacceptable.
Complete horse shyte, free speech has never, and will never, extend to you encroaching on the speech of others. The little turd is free to speak and write whatever the hell he likes, he is not being censored in any way shape or form.

He does not need to impose his ill manner on the white house press briefings. The very fact that a press pass to the white house exists is proof enough of that.

That which is given can be taken away.

Who are you trying to convince...
Nobody, those with rational brains need no convincing, those who are beyond hope can't be convinced. None of that changes how absolutely hilarious, not to mention pathetic, CNN is acting :ROFL:
 

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Complete horse shyte, free speech has never, and will never, extend to you encroaching on the speech of others. The little turd is free to speak and write whatever the hell he likes, he is not being censored in any way shape or form.

He does not need to impose his ill manner on the white house press briefings. The very fact that a press pass to the white house exists is proof enough of that.

That which is given can be taken away.


Nobody, those with rational brains need no convincing, those who are beyond hope can't be convinced. None of that changes how absolutely hilarious, not to mention pathetic, CNN is acting :ROFL:
If the White House didn't realise the seriousness of their actions they wouldn't have tried to fabricate a rationale with the doctored 'assault' video.

The D.C. Circuit reasoned that the White House’s press facilities have long been made “publicly available” to journalists “as a source of information for newsmen,” and stated that such access is essential to press coverage of the White House and the president. Accordingly, the appellate court reasoned that the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of the press bars the denial of a White House press pass to an individual journalist arbitrarily or for “less than compelling reasons.” Other courts have reached the same conclusion regarding similar governmental attempts to selectively exclude the press, reasoning that the “[e]xclusion of an individual reporter … carries with it ‘the danger that granting favorable treatment to certain members of the media allows the government to influence the type of substantive media coverage that public events will receive,’ which effectively harms the public.” Furthermore, viewpoint-based exclusions of reporters, as Acosta experienced, have repeatedly been rejected as almost categorically unconstitutional because they strike at the heart of the First Amendment.
Furthermore a lawsuit is needed to protect other journalists whom the WH might deem too uncivil and attempt to strip access. It's an important precedent.
 

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If the White House didn't realise the seriousness of their actions they wouldn't have tried to fabricate a rationale with the doctored 'assault' video.
They didn't, not that you'd admit it. Any idiot watching it live would know he deserves a PK, revoked credentials is a light penalty by comparison, but hey, step outside your echo chamber for a few seconds why doncha:
https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/threads/cnn-sues-president-trump-and-top-white-house-aides-for-barring-jim-acosta.988646/
 

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They didn't, not that you'd admit it. Any idiot watching it live would know he deserves a PK, revoked credentials is a light penalty by comparison, but hey, step outside your echo chamber for a few seconds why doncha:
https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/threads/cnn-sues-president-trump-and-top-white-house-aides-for-barring-jim-acosta.988646/
First amendment disagrees. The courts must and will uphold the lawsuit and you can move to North Korea where I'm sure the news will be more to your taste.
 

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First amendment disagrees. The courts must and will uphold the lawsuit and you can move to North Korea where I'm sure the news will be more to your taste.
blahblahblah, when the courts hand the predictable bitch slap to CNN we'll talk again.

EDIT: fyi as a yank you should know this, but "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances"

Denying specific direct access to briefings != making a law
The executive != congress
 

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If the White House didn't realise the seriousness of their actions they wouldn't have tried to fabricate a rationale with the doctored 'assault' video.



Furthermore a lawsuit is needed to protect other journalists whom the WH might deem too uncivil and attempt to strip access. It's an important precedent.
KellyAnne Conway admitted it was doctored, and they've now backed off that accusation, saying it was because he was "asking too many questions". President snowflake needs a safe space to hide from CNN, it seems.
 

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KellyAnne Conway admitted it was doctored, and they've now backed off that accusation, saying it was because he was "asking too many questions". President snowflake needs a safe space to hide from CNN, it seems.
I thought she said it wasn't doctored, it was just sped up
 

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blahblahblah, when the courts hand the predictable bitch slap to CNN we'll talk again.

EDIT: fyi as a yank you should know this, but "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances"

Denying specific direct access to briefings != making a law
The executive != congress
What's the difference between Acosta's case and Sherrill v Brown? Why didn't the WH afford him due process?
 
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