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craigt3365    17,853
4 minutes ago, Grubster said:

The subject is about a two bit lawyer getting fired, but since you bring it up any thing short of getting the insurance lobby and the bar association out of our health care system is an absolute joke anyway. Just another smoke screen issue while the bigs on both sides of the isle rob you blind. I had expensive health insurance in a group plan it payed 70% of what was covered [ which takes up more time of your nurse to find out which procedure or medicine you do or don't qualify for ], after my yearly $2,000 deductible. All this a bargain at $12,000 per year. Do you think Obama really did anything for the working class on this issue? I don't think Trump or anybody else can or will take on the Bar association, insurance lobby, big Pharma, etc.. If he brings jobs back and slows immigration down to those we want and need it will a big step in the right direction. 

This guy is not a "two bit" lawyer.  He's highly respected.  His accomplishments speak for themselves.

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Grubster    1,481
10 hours ago, craigt3365 said:

Obama did very well.  Saved the US (and the global economy) from crashing.  Drastically reduced the unemployment numbers, wall street rocked, etc.  Not perfect, but better so far than what we have now.

I think the banks were saved by the Bush administration and nearly all of congress to the tune of $800,000,000,000 and it did nothing to save the world. Then we watched the big CEO's give themselves 10s of millions in bonuses for getting it done.  Wall street has very little to do with main street where most of our problems are. Wall street is bottom line concerned only, and they care very little who they stomp on to make that profit higher. Stopping these corporations from sending our jobs away or bringing in cheap labor would do a tremendous amount of good for main street.

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Grubster    1,481
7 minutes ago, craigt3365 said:

This guy is not a "two bit" lawyer.  He's highly respected.  His accomplishments speak for themselves.

I'm sorry I generalized on that, as I think the bar association is the single biggest cause of most of our problems. They are the most self serving bunch in our society.

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craigt3365    17,853
5 minutes ago, Grubster said:

I think the banks were saved by the Bush administration and nearly all of congress to the tune of $800,000,000,000 and it did nothing to save the world. Then we watched the big CEO's give themselves 10s of millions in bonuses for getting it done.  Wall street has very little to do with main street where most of our problems are. Wall street is bottom line concerned only, and they care very little who they stomp on to make that profit higher. Stopping these corporations from sending our jobs away or bringing in cheap labor would do a tremendous amount of good for main street.

You are absolutely correct.  Bush did a lot.  And luckily, Obama continued with it.  As unpopular as it was (TARP). 

 

But this is not part of the topic.

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craigt3365    17,853
3 minutes ago, Grubster said:

I'm sorry I generalized on that, as I think the bar association is the single biggest cause of most of our problems. They are the most self serving bunch in our society.

Lawyers are definitely one of the big problems in the US!  And they have also accomplished a great deal. 

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mtls2005    3,242
Posted (edited)

The Big Winner in Donald Trump’s Decision to Fire Preet Bharara Might Be Rupert Murdoch

 

Since Election Day, Murdoch, now the executive chairman of Fox News, has personally nudged the network in a more pro-Trump direction, sources tell me. That effort included anointing Trump-friendly Tucker Carlson as the successor to Megyn Kelly as host in the 9 p.m. slot. Fox News staffers are also grumbling that segments now have to fit a “pro Trump narrative,” one insider told me. Trump seems to be returning the goodwill: He asked Murdoch to submit names for FCC commissioner and tweeted praise for Fox News.

 

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/03/winner-in-trumps-decision-to-fire-bharara-might-be-murdoch.html

Edited by metisdead
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new2here    173
Now that you've posted your opinion, why don't you try to actually read the article. Sessions and Trump had a meeting with Bharara and asked him to stay on.  Now they've reneged.


That true... I personally find that "poor form" ... but... I can't overlook that these are politically appointed positions and as such the notion of "job security" - like most people in the private labor pool, think of just isn't how these kinds of positions aren handled.

Again, I do think it's poor form to ask someone to stay-on... only to ask/direct him to self-terminate some X weeks later... but.... I do think the POTUS has that right, and I can't besmirch him for choosing to use it.

Unfortunately these position can be quite partisan and at times - and that can impede the working effectiveness.. but I continue to say that while it's perhaps distasteful, maybe even done with some kind of personal benefit in mind, that is what the law allows him to do - and to varying degrees, what other POTUS(s) have similarly done before.


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landslide    442
On 3/11/2017 at 9:34 PM, Andaman Al said:

Us and them? It is pathetic. The election is over, history, water under the bridge. It is NOT normal for resignations to occur like this. Firstly in every other case of mass 'firings' there is ALWAYS another US Attorney appointed first, then the outgoing one resigns. In November both Trump and Sessions said that they wanted Bharara to stay in position, so he accepted, and that is why he did not resign. Normally there would be a 3-4 week transition phase to hand over cases from one Attorney to the next. Not here. Chaos rules yet again. Pathetic.

Actually, that is not true.  On his first day in office, Bill Clinton fired 95 of 96 US Attorneys, and started replacing them with his own appointments.  A number of the positions took months to be filled.

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Andaman Al    5,488
2 hours ago, landslide said:

Actually, that is not true.  On his first day in office, Bill Clinton fired 95 of 96 US Attorneys, and started replacing them with his own appointments.  A number of the positions took months to be filled.

Yes and all of them were given replacements before they were fired, and the ones that took months to fill still did their jobs until their replacements were organised.

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Ramen087    485
On ‎3‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 10:55 AM, Andaman Al said:

Yes. Why the red card? You fully support someone that is selling his soul to Vladimir Putin. You support someone that allowed an unregistered foreign agent to become NSA which is either inept or treasonous, you pick, but either way he proves himself not fit to be CinC. I think Stalininst is quite a polite term compared to some alternatives that could be used. Trump supporters have all lost their way, they cannot see the wood for the trees, but instead of stopping and turning back they are allowing the pied piper to take them deeper and deeper into the woods. It's a story that won't end well for anyone.

Incorrect.  I did not cast a vote for Donald Trump.  Everything else is an opinion of yours and extraordinarily extreme in nature. Here's a reminder: opinions are like rectal openings... everybody has one.

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Andaman Al    5,488
8 minutes ago, Ramen087 said:

Incorrect.  I did not cast a vote for Donald Trump.  Everything else is an opinion of yours and extraordinarily extreme in nature. Here's a reminder: opinions are like rectal openings... everybody has one.

I am confused, where in my post to I mention about who you did or did not vote for? I refer to your comments on here and you are fully aware of that.

 

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opinions are like rectal openings... everybody has one.

Actually not strictly true. Someone I know had colon cancer and they took the lot out, he has to use a colostomy bag for the rest of his days. As a result of the op they also has to stitch up his rectum as it will never be used (could get infected etc). So he and many other like him do not in fact have a rectal opening :wink: Yuk! I just wrote that and my wife has called me for dinner eeeew! Must think nice things quick !

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balo    5,475
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Trump is creating a world for himself, either you're with him or you're fired.   4 years, it's going to be a nightmare.....

 

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Ramen087    485
8 minutes ago, Andaman Al said:

I am confused, where in my post to I mention about who you did or did not vote for? I refer to your comments on here and you are fully aware of that.

Sorry but if you're inferring that conclusion into my posts you're even more biased about the current us president than I have thought. You need a new hobby if you're paying that much attention to my posts.

It is clearly time to take a break from your obsession with hating Mr./Pres. Trump. Stalin killed between sixteen and twenty four million people according to many reliable historical estimates.... and you equate sixty two million people in the USA who voted Trump/Pence as being supporters as Stalinists?

You draw the wildest and weirdest analogies and subsequent conclusions I have ever read. 

Bye.

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WaywardWind    1,164
On 3/14/2017 at 2:11 AM, landslide said:

Actually, that is not true.  On his first day in office, Bill Clinton fired 95 of 96 US Attorneys, and started replacing them with his own appointments.  A number of the positions took months to be filled.

Your information is incorrect; not surprising since nearly all of the right wing web sites are carrying the same story, with virtually identical language....

 

The facts are quite different: (http://wiredpen.com/2017/03/10/trump-fires-46-us-attorneys/)

 

Clinton: On March 23, 1993, Janet Reno sent a notice to all 93 U.S. attorneys asking for resignations; however, incumbents stayed on “until their replacements could be confirmed.” Salon has a long list of Republican objections from 1993. Note that from 1981 to 1993, Attorney General Sessions served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.

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Ramen087    485
49 minutes ago, WaywardWind said:

Your information is incorrect; not surprising since nearly all of the right wing web sites are carrying the same story, with virtually identical language....

 

The facts are quite different: (http://wiredpen.com/2017/03/10/trump-fires-46-us-attorneys/)

 

Clinton: On March 23, 1993, Janet Reno sent a notice to all 93 U.S. attorneys asking for resignations; however, incumbents stayed on “until their replacements could be confirmed.” Salon has a long list of Republican objections from 1993. Note that from 1981 to 1993, Attorney General Sessions served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.

 

Not saying you're wrong, but all of them knew they'd be out of a job as soon as their replacements were confirmed.  How much could they get done in the interim?   How much power does a lame duck attorney in that position have?  Were investigations continued with the same vigor given a new administration from a different party?   I just wonder if there is a significant difference between them being there or not. I see a halt to any real work being done until the new guy appointed by a different political party gets in given how slowly the wheels of justice turn in the USA.

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