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Old 12-02-2016, 08:25 AM   #1
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To be opened for business somewhere around 19th December or whenever the presidential voting has taken place.
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:04 PM   #2
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Its official Trump wins!
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:51 PM   #3
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Well, let's see how he goes. I don't need to say any more than that because I've already said it, so now we just see what happens. But there will be lots of criticisms of him, no doubt, some warranted, some not, but that's what happens when you are President. If Trump really wanted the job, he may soon find himself regretting that desire, if he didn't...well, he should have known better than to tempt fate.

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I hope we are nnot tweeted into a war! Someone needs to pull the tweeting app off his phone.
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I hope we are nnot tweeted into a war! Someone needs to pull the tweeting app off his phone.
Maybe this is the answer?
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Your cartoon reminded of this little problem surfacing soon and very soon:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b039044709b933

Donald Trump Reportedly Plans To Keep Private Security Team As President

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President-elect Donald Trump reportedly plans to stick with members of his aggressive private security crew of loyal retired ex-cops and former FBI agents, and won’t rely solely on the Secret Service in the White House, according to Politico.

That would be a major break with tradition and raises fears that the future president could be surrounded by a cadre of strong-arm bodyguards who take an extremely hard line on protesters. The private pack has accompanied Trump on his tour of “thank you” rallies, where the bodyguards have roughly ejected protesters from venues.
The secret service is not going to just get along with anyone ... guns around the president should be well trained Secret Service men and women not a bunch of good ole boys.
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definitely!
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About time you lot got a thread all in one place.

Well its going to be interesting times ahead here outside America and for you guys there you will be right on the ball. Lets see if Trump tones down the mouth and tweets and gets down to business.
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As I posted before, let's give the man a chance. Not like there is anything else we can do. We will have plenty of time to hate Trump during his term. Let's wait until he actually does something wrong.
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There is an outside chance Trump could pull a Schwarzenegger; when Arnie was elected Governor of California, the CA-GOP was salivating at the chance to impose their policies on the state's population; a grand collection of initiatives was placed on the state ballot after Arnie took office with the confidence his imprimatur would sway the voters; the end result was a very, very hard slap-down by the voters and Arnie immediately sang a different tune, much to the dismay of the shattered CA-GOP. Then, again, what did the CA-GOP expect from a guy married into the Kennedy family? Farfetched this could happen with Trump? Well, remember, Trump was a Democrat originally, and he has already backtracked or modified on a few of his more popular campaign pledges (special prosecutor for Hillary, complete repeal of Obamacare, etc.) and, while he claimed he would 'drain the swamp' in DC, he seems to have been hiring on some of the 'gators as members of his team. What was that old saw? "The more things change, the more they remain the same..."...



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Your cartoon reminded of this little problem surfacing soon and very soon:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b039044709b933

Donald Trump Reportedly Plans To Keep Private Security Team As President



The secret service is not going to just get along with anyone ... guns around the president should be well trained Secret Service men and women not a bunch of good ole boys.
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As I posted before, let's give the man a chance. Not like there is anything else we can do. We will have plenty of time to hate Trump during his term. Let's wait until he actually does something wrong.
Not much you can do, right. Half of the US population voted for this man.
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Half of the US population voted for this man.
Or.... they voted against the other candidate.
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Not much you can do, right. Half of the US population voted for this man.
Not half of the population, about half of the population that was not too lazy to get off their butts and get out there and vote. Once in four years, we have the chance to vote for our president. I guess that is just a bit too inconvenient for almost half of the population.

Nationwide, it was the lowest voter turnout in 20 years.

Voter fraud is not a problem in the US. Voter apathy is.

But the parties don't seem to be concerned with that. No headlines in addressing voter apathy.
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This does raise an interesting question. Is the president required to have Secret Service protection? I will have to research that. It may not be up to the president. I am pretty sure that the USSS has the authority to "interdict" if there are any private security forces around the president.
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