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Will you be Buying and Reading John Bolton's Finally Released Book?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started 6/17/20 by BWArtist; 6199 views.
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

6/22/20

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

6/22/20

Wow Cery interesting.I knew him from eksewhere but didn't realize where. I wonder if he is married or is he too crabby to be around?

I heard the interview last night and decided he is like that old saying"the empty barrel makes the most noise". Martha is an experienced interviewer and I think some of her questions and comments made him nervous.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

6/22/20

He is divorced and remarried.

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

6/22/20

I suggest that comparing the scope of Cheney and Rover to Trump's cabinet is open to a very interesting debate.

I left Barr out of our discussion because his willingness to bend the laws to protect Trump is, to my knowledge, unprecedented.  

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

6/22/20

My thought is Cheney-Rove we're focused on foreign issues t increase US power.  I think most of DTs cabinet is "area" focused.  DeVoss doesn't care what school system other countries use unless they bolster her preferences for private schools.  Barr is the worst if the lot IMPO.  He is the most dangerous- he's well educated, knows the law and how it can be manipulated, isn't afraid to use his power to get what he wants and has resources the others don't.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

6/22/20

OMG! He must have married a saint who is deaf?
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From: Showtalk 

6/22/20

Maybe.  Funny.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

6/22/20

He must want the money for retirement? That is why he wrote a book.and did interviews just as it was published. Those kind of books usually do not really tell anything juicy.
MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad 

6/23/20

That's a very good distinction, and I think that's why Trump's cabinet and advisors worry me so much.  They are intent on weakening our government so it can't do its job and in damaging our country so badly that it will take years to recover.  Trump, Barr, and the complicit Senate are moving us ever closer to an authoritarian government, which, to me, is why the Black Lives Matter movement and the thousands of protestors are so important right now.  It seems to me that the only reason Trump's approval rating stays above single digits is that people either 1) don't understand the implications of the authoritarian government Barr and Trump are trying to put in place or 2)  or don't fear it because they believe that it will be to their benefit.  Although Trump touts the strength of the economy and is willing to risk the lives of many to bring it back to full production, it resembles what was going on in Germany in the 1930s.  Here's an excellent summary of Germany's economic, social and racial policies.https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zw6s7p3/revision/3  It's well worth reading and comparing the major points to Trump's to disguise his authoritarian moves behind a strong economy.   Think about this statement from that history and compare it to what was transpiring before Covid_19.  "Despite the loss of freedom, life improved in Germany for many ordinary people who were prepared to conform in order to have a job and a wage."  I could take each cabinet member and advisor and detail the damage done, but you are as familiar with it as I am.  We've left Stephen Miller out of the discussion, but he is a frightening figure who is managing to stay out of sight during the demonstrations.  We've not talked enough about Barr and what he has done to strengthen authoritarianism.  Look at how the EPA has been weakened; you've mentioned DeVos; look at how public lands have been opened to industrial activities; there are reasons that Trump opposes mail-in voting, it would negate the years of voter suppression achieved by conservatives.  The list is long.  Never has the concept of a democratic republic in the United States been in greater jeopardy than it is right now. 

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

6/23/20

You ever notice that you seem to use television networks to voice your opinion yet you do not watch tv?
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