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3 hours ago, The Busy The Tired said:

Isn't it great? I know exactly what I was voting for. He's great at so many things that it's hilarious he refuses to accept anything but 1st place in anything.

Em, we've all determined you're a moron a long time ago. Your argument means nil. Morons like you make me scared for my children and grandchildren.

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"The Party told you to reject all evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command."

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Does the FHA reduction mean that only more stable buyers will qualify, or that the same number of people will qualify, but just pay more.

Because I think the first outcome is likely positive to avoid a 2008 repeat and keep home prices in check, while the second outcome is even worse than the status quo.

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18 minutes ago, Gawain said:

Does the FHA reduction mean that only more stable buyers will qualify, or that the same number of people will qualify, but just pay more.

Because I think the first outcome is likely positive to avoid a 2008 repeat and keep home prices in check, while the second outcome is even worse than the status quo.

Does nothing to change amount who qualify outside of he fact that it might throw debt ratios off to where, with some, if the payment is $35-50 per month higher, maybe more people who make less money won't qualify. It's been annual PMI has been .0085% of the loan amount. Obama's legislation was going to drop it down to .0060%. Trump jumped it right back. People will be able to afford less house and some who would have now qualified, now won't.

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Holy #### that press conference. It was like an SNL cold opening skit come to life. And that press secretary seriously looks drunk/high/recently sobbing. I would be at least one of those things too if I had to go out there and try to channel Trump's wounded narcissistic rage without any of the showmanship/sleazy charm. Just plain painful. Four more years*! FML.

 

 

*http://m.dailykos.com/story/2017/1/19/1622436/-MD-08-Freshman-congressman-with-guts-is-ready-to-file-articles-of-impeachment-against-Trump?detail=email&link_id=6&can_id=cf2251c0b6cb68b5f6759dd70164f0dd&source=email-im-sorry-that-you-no-longer-want-to-be-my-friend&email_referrer=im-sorry-that-you-no-longer-want-to-be-my-friend&email_subject=im-sorry-that-you-no-longer-want-to-be-my-friend

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7 hours ago, Otis said:

Hardest hitting issue for Wednesday: Hand size measurements confirmed.  "After consulting his doctor I can confirm for you that the President has the biggest hands of anyone in the United States.  The press has, of course, been lying to you again.  Sorry, no questions."

All these things you just mocked he actually has addressed in public. The hands thing he did during a debate.

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7 hours ago, avoiding injuries said:

Someone let me know when your own life is any different than it was in October. Until then, go outside and take a deep breath of fresh air. It will help. 

Wait until his anti-environmental policies ruin that.

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5 hours ago, packersfan said:

His ego was damaged yesterday and so he retaliates today. Nothing is more important to Trump than Trump. Can't believe so many people fell for his con that anything else would truly matter. But this is who he's always been. 70-year-old rich elitists don't change their stripes. Just gonna be four years of this type of juvenile behavior. This is what the people and prominent Republicans wanted and now all of us have to suffer. Not like he was hiding any of this behavior before. 

At this point why wouldn't the guy think he is some kind of God. He just ran the most ####ed up trainwreck campaign in the history of the country and won the most powerful position on the planet.

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3 hours ago, tri-man 47 said:

Spicer  needs to buy a suit jacket that fits.  What's with that collar extending away from his shirt/neck all around the back?  We need a press conference to explain that.

The man signed up to go up in front of the press and shill for Trump - he's not worried about his jacket.

I have watched this guy speak twice now. Before the fake news meltdown with CNN and this one, honestly feel a bit sorry for the guy.

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4 hours ago, bagger said:

It will be interesting to see if he keeps fighting harder and harder making himself look worse and worse or if he will at some point realize the American people will not be forcefed bull#### and take it with a smile.

i think it will be the former. 

He has done this for over a year. Tomorrow is on to the next thing. It one of his greatest strengths - lack of shame or embarrassment.

He moves onto the next #### up with zero acknowledgement. The amount of mistakes and missteps is astounding. 

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6 minutes ago, The General said:

He has done this for over a year. Tomorrow is on to the next thing. It one of his greatest strengths - lack of shame or embarrassment.

He moves onto the next #### up with zero acknowledgement. The amount of mistakes and missteps is astounding. 

He's never made mistakes or missteps.  Any attempt to say he has is FAKE NEWS!  SAD!

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5 hours ago, Capella said:

The Dallas Stars showed a shot of their crowd on the Jumbotron tonight with the caption

"tonight's attendance: 1.5 million"

:lmao:

 

Edit: found it 

https://twitter.com/unlikelyfanatic/status/823008705369276418

 

:lmao::lmao:

 

That is pretty funny.  I can't believe the woman that tweeted it wasn't at the march.  

Or lopping off some guy's balls in a back alley. 

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58 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

That is pretty funny.  I can't believe the woman that tweeted it wasn't at the march.  

Or lopping off some guy's balls in a back alley. 

Not a single picture of her with a man.  Shocking.

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10 hours ago, avoiding injuries said:

Someone let me know when your own life is any different than it was in October. Until then, go outside and take a deep breath of fresh air. It will help. 

Yeah my own life is different now.  My President is a ####### moron.

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1 hour ago, Dedfin said:

Yeah my own life is different now.  My President is a ####### moron.

I'll put you down for a No too. 

Gussy has the strongest argument so far. 

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6 hours ago, gussy said:

Well, funny thing, avoiding. One day in and I'm pretty sure my life will already be different. Drumpf has already overturned the 1/4 point drop in FHA PMI rates that Obama put in to place before he left office. I'm a realtor. This was going to save first time and lower income buyers a lot of money on their mortgage payments. Thanks for looking out for the little guy Drumpf. Just like you promised.

 

First off a few facts.  Obama had already cut the rate from 1.35 to 0.85 in 2015.  Even at that time, the insurance fund was in bad shape being woefully underfunded compared to congressional mandates.  Industry analysis said that cut would have almost no impact on the market as it represented only about $25 a month to low-income first-time home buyers.  

Now this cut from 0.85 to 0.60 had not even gone into effect yet. The cut was really reckless and exactly the kind of policies which contributed to the 2008 crash.  It was gonna save about $20 a month to a low income person with $100k mortgage while putting an already underfunded insurance fund in terrible shape. 

So let's not get overly dramatic on a bad policy Obama put in place which function appears to be mostly to make his successor look bad when they did the right thing by overturning it. 

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Having the President and his staff actually just lie about the inauguration is more than just bizarre or par for the course for this new administration. It's actually a little alarming for other reasons: I studied Russia and Russian history in college, I've been to Russia a few times (LOOK AT ME) as an adult, and this type of stuff that Spicer/Trump are doing is exactly the Russian method of propaganda spreading. This is a constant attempt to erode all trust in our media while distracting everyone from actual important issues so we're going to get a barrage of this bull#### and it's not going to stop. And the media is not doing enough to defend itself. This is the worst lie ever because there is actual photographic evidence that the administration is full of ####. If we are going to survive his Presidency, the media needs to fight back harder than they are. Trump has lied almost every time he's given a speech or press conference over the past year (I'm sure I'm exaggerating a bit here but it feels like it. source:https://www.thestar.com/news/world/uselection/2016/11/04/donald-trump-the-unauthorized-database-of-false-things.html#analysis ) and the media needs to flat out call him a liar - period. The problem, even there, is that anyone calling him out from the media is "FAKE NEWS" so no one can ever dispute anything he says or the POTUS himself is calling their entire organization "Fake News". This is scary #### folks.  What happens when he loses the next election in a landslide and goes on television to tell us all the results are "fake" and "lies" - he is liable to become a threat to Democracy altogether from where I stand and what I've seen so far. This feels like an effort to de-legitimize the media altogether - that's Russia - not America - that's exactly what we fight against and cannot have. That's not coming from a "republican in congress" or a right-wing talk show host. It's coming from the President of the United States himself - that's VERY bad.

I'm no conspiracy theorist, tinfoil-hat wearer, I personally find many of the "protesters" to be ridiculous people, I won't call a fellow FBG a "Trumpkin" or an idiot for supporting him, but even Republicans and Trump voters should begin to notice how scary this is becoming.  This actual event happening post-inauguration should be more alarming than p####-grabbing, tweeting about taco bowls, etc etc combined and I have a really odd feeling that it continues and there is something more sinister going on here. Sinister as in the scale of anywhere from Trump basically being an agent for Russia himself, or just being so unstable and sociopathic that he gets us all ####### killed. At the very least he is so narcissistic that he is clearly going to be putting himself ahead of the feelings of the American people for the next 4 years - he got away with being a narcissistic liar during the campaign - now he's actually the most powerful man in the world folks. I am convinced his personal pride is the most important thing to him - far more important than the billions of people in the world who depend on him to be an altruistic leader.

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But yet Hillary is famous for branding news sources that shed light on her scandals as the vast-right wing conspiracy and the left ate it up.   We have become a society which rewards attacks and negativity and the agenda is more important than the truth.  Trump may be the epitome, but is nothing new.  

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26 minutes ago, John Bender said:

Having the President and his staff actually just lie about the inauguration is more than just bizarre or par for the course for this new administration. It's actually a little alarming for other reasons: I studied Russia and Russian history in college, I've been to Russia a few times (LOOK AT ME) as an adult, and this type of stuff that Spicer/Trump are doing is exactly the Russian method of propaganda spreading. This is a constant attempt to erode all trust in our media while distracting everyone from actual important issues so we're going to get a barrage of this bull#### and it's not going to stop.

Exactly this.  It's Russia and North Korea.  That's a little terrifying.  Which sounds a little melodramatic to say, since we're talking about the US of A, and what are the odds of it getting to that?  But, boiling a frog....

By the way, he does happen to be the most powerful man in the world now.  I'll admit there is a little piece of me that has hesitated to type negative things about him on the internet.  The fact that I've had that thought, even for just a millisecond, is a little troubling...

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Just now, Otis said:

Exactly this.  It's Russia and North Korea.  That's a little terrifying.  Which sounds a little melodramatic to say, since we're talking about the US of A, and what are the odds of it getting to that?  But, boiling a frog....

By the way, he does happen to be the most powerful man in the world now.  I'll admit there is a little piece of me that has hesitated to type negative things about him on the internet.  The fact that I've had that thought, even for just a millisecond, is a little troubling...

Same here actually. 

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11 minutes ago, John Bender said:

Same here actually. 

I didn't sign the tax info petition because of this.

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13 hours ago, BowieMercs said:

How does Hillary ever make peace with the fact that she lost to him?

Or does she have similar powers of denial that protect her from unpleasantness?

She's a woman.  Nothing is her fault. 

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25 minutes ago, John Bender said:

Same here actually. 

Me too.  It's a new age for sure.  

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46 minutes ago, jon_mx said:

But yet Hillary is famous for branding news sources that shed light on her scandals as the vast-right wing conspiracy and the left ate it up.   We have become a society which rewards attacks and negativity and the agenda is more important than the truth.  Trump may be the epitome, but is nothing new.  

Dude, what planet are you living on??? Some of you guys are so ####### oblivious it is scary.

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47 minutes ago, jon_mx said:

But yet Hillary is famous for branding news sources that shed light on her scandals as the vast-right wing conspiracy and the left ate it up.   We have become a society which rewards attacks and negativity and the agenda is more important than the truth.  Trump may be the epitome, but is nothing new.  

Ya think

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Just now, Apple Jack said:

Dude, what planet are you living on??? Some of you guys are so ####### oblivious it is scary.

The only thing scary is your constant name-calling, fear-mongering, race-baiting, one-sided spinmeistering.  I know what a buffoon Trump is, but you need to dial it back.  You come across as a loon.  

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4 minutes ago, jon_mx said:

The only thing scary is your constant name-calling, fear-mongering, race-baiting, one-sided spinmeistering.  I know what a buffoon Trump is, but you need to dial it back.  You come across as a loon.  

:lmao:

Everything's cool people. Nothing to be concerned with.

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1 hour ago, John Bender said:

Having the President and his staff actually just lie about the inauguration is more than just bizarre or par for the course for this new administration. It's actually a little alarming for other reasons: I studied Russia and Russian history in college, I've been to Russia a few times (LOOK AT ME) as an adult, and this type of stuff that Spicer/Trump are doing is exactly the Russian method of propaganda spreading. This is a constant attempt to erode all trust in our media while distracting everyone from actual important issues so we're going to get a barrage of this bull#### and it's not going to stop. And the media is not doing enough to defend itself. This is the worst lie ever because there is actual photographic evidence that the administration is full of ####. If we are going to survive his Presidency, the media needs to fight back harder than they are. Trump has lied almost every time he's given a speech or press conference over the past year (I'm sure I'm exaggerating a bit here but it feels like it. source:https://www.thestar.com/news/world/uselection/2016/11/04/donald-trump-the-unauthorized-database-of-false-things.html#analysis ) and the media needs to flat out call him a liar - period. The problem, even there, is that anyone calling him out from the media is "FAKE NEWS" so no one can ever dispute anything he says or the POTUS himself is calling their entire organization "Fake News". This is scary #### folks.  What happens when he loses the next election in a landslide and goes on television to tell us all the results are "fake" and "lies" - he is liable to become a threat to Democracy altogether from where I stand and what I've seen so far. This feels like an effort to de-legitimize the media altogether - that's Russia - not America - that's exactly what we fight against and cannot have. That's not coming from a "republican in congress" or a right-wing talk show host. It's coming from the President of the United States himself - that's VERY bad.

I'm no conspiracy theorist, tinfoil-hat wearer, I personally find many of the "protesters" to be ridiculous people, I won't call a fellow FBG a "Trumpkin" or an idiot for supporting him, but even Republicans and Trump voters should begin to notice how scary this is becoming.  This actual event happening post-inauguration should be more alarming than p####-grabbing, tweeting about taco bowls, etc etc combined and I have a really odd feeling that it continues and there is something more sinister going on here. Sinister as in the scale of anywhere from Trump basically being an agent for Russia himself, or just being so unstable and sociopathic that he gets us all ####### killed. At the very least he is so narcissistic that he is clearly going to be putting himself ahead of the feelings of the American people for the next 4 years - he got away with being a narcissistic liar during the campaign - now he's actually the most powerful man in the world folks. I am convinced his personal pride is the most important thing to him - far more important than the billions of people in the world who depend on him to be an altruistic leader.

On top of this, if we keep hearing about the fake news and reports come out, from the top, that the fake news is saying this, that, and the other, pretty soon the actual fake news will begin to propagate into the "real" news from top. We all know, or should know, that Briefbart.com, Drudge Report, and Buzzfeed, are either not news, fake news, or conspiracy theorist stuff to begin with. If those are lumped in with ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX, CBS, BBC, PBS, and other, what the fringe right calls "mainstream media"... holy crap are we in for a world of hurt. And, if the media chooses to continue to suck on the tops genitals instead of doing their job and fighting back for us... holy crap. And, if the Republicans AND Democrats continue to do the same... holy crap. 

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1 minute ago, Apple Jack said:

:lmao:

Everything's cool people. Nothing to be concerned with.

When the left starts to come out with rationale sounding criticism instead of all the Nazi/Russian/Racists/Fascist rhetoric, they will be more effective.  It was a key factor in losing the last election.  

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4 minutes ago, Apple Jack said:

:lmao:

Everything's cool people. Nothing to be concerned with.

The band will continue to play on the main deck.

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It is amazing to me how many times Trump can do something totally stupid and it always comes back to Hillary. I am sure it goes both ways, this just is the most recent example. Like it makes it okay for Trump to attack the media, because Hillary did it too.

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1 minute ago, msudaisy26 said:

It is amazing to me how many times Trump can do something totally stupid and it always comes back to Hillary. I am sure it goes both ways, this just is the most recent example. Like it makes it okay for Trump to attack the media, because Hillary did it too.

No one said it was OK.  But let's not pretend this is something new for politicians and start comparing it to the Soviet Union. That is what is amazing.  

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1 minute ago, jon_mx said:

No one said it was OK.  But let's not pretend this is something new for politicians and start comparing it to the Soviet Union. That is what is amazing.  

The degree to which it is being done is new.

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3 minutes ago, jon_mx said:

No one said it was OK.  But let's not pretend this is something new for politicians and start comparing it to the Soviet Union. That is what is amazing.  

It isn't new, but I can't remember a time when 2 POTUS candidates were linked together at everything. I wonder if it will stay this way. They may end up like the Brady vs Manning debates, but without the greatness.

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Just now, bagger said:

The degree to which it is being done is new.

That is a fair statement.  But we are not even remotely close to being North Korea or the Soviet Union.  

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Everything and i mean everything that the media reports that appears to criticize trump is attacked as false news.  This is absolutely unprecedented at least in my 39 years on this planet.  

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