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It's too hot for high drama, but nonetheless we persist (Trump cont.)

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illegitimateMortificadospawn Mon 19-Jun-17 23:43:42

I'm all out of inspiration here. The grind is getting us all down, interspersed with terrorist attacks, but we shall overcome. In the meantime, there's gin and camaraderie.

Previous thread here: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2952694

AcrossthePond55 Mon 19-Jun-17 23:58:56

First past the post!! [grin}

Let this be an omen for the GA 6 tomorrow. Although our elections aren't first past the post.

PainInTheEar Tue 20-Jun-17 00:11:20

Thanks illegal

Flynn failed to report foreign trip to broker US-Russia nuclear deal, House Democrats say
abcnews.go.com/amp/Politics/flynn-failed-report-foreign-trip-broker-us-russia/story?id=48140879

illegitimateMortificadospawn Tue 20-Jun-17 00:12:26

Oh phew! I thought I'd created an invisible thread. Hi Across. I'm turning in now, but keep us posted with any overnight developments.

illegitimateMortificadospawn Tue 20-Jun-17 00:12:52

And pain - xposted.

cozietoesie Tue 20-Jun-17 00:14:31

Thanks illegitimate.

cozietoesie Tue 20-Jun-17 00:15:37

Oh - as Across said, the GA 6 vote is tomorrow. smile

7Days Tue 20-Jun-17 00:20:15

Persisting with placemarks

PainInTheEar Tue 20-Jun-17 00:26:43

Haha sorry, just realised I called you illegal and not illegitimate! Clearly the White House is playing on my mind shock

PainInTheEar Tue 20-Jun-17 00:29:05

amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/19/otto-warmbier-dies-coma-student-north-korea-prison

Otto Warmbier has died sad

PainInTheEar Tue 20-Jun-17 00:34:31

Georgia GOP district chairman: Shooting will win us the special election
thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/338391-georgia-gop-chairman-shooting-will-win-us-the-special-election

cozietoesie Tue 20-Jun-17 00:36:01

sad He was in desperately bad shape when he returned.

cozietoesie Tue 20-Jun-17 00:37:34

It's simply too close to call, Pain.

AcrossthePond55 Tue 20-Jun-17 00:38:49

So desperately sad for the Warmbier parents and family. You should never lose a child this way.

And what's worse for those poor people is that they know that no one will be made to pay for this inhumane crime.

BoreOfWhabylon Tue 20-Jun-17 00:48:04

Such sad news about Otto Warmbier.

His poor, poor parents.

HildaOg Tue 20-Jun-17 01:06:40

I'm so sad to hear about Otto, his parents must be heartbroken. Poor guy didn't deserve that.

TheClaws Tue 20-Jun-17 01:19:45

Thanks for the new thread Illegitimate.

Sad news about Otto Warmbier. 45 has tweeted condolences to Otto's family, but unfortunately then retweeted this Rasmussen poll more or less at the same time:

Donald J. Trump Retweeted
Fox News‏Verified account @FoxNews Jun 18
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New Poll Shows @POTUS Approval at 50 Percent

... making him look like a heartless POS with no brain.

TheClaws Tue 20-Jun-17 01:25:34

He also retweeted this. I've included the screen grab as the ticker text at the bottom of the screen is particularly apt for 45 - though not referring to him - and the guest's face is priceless.

Donald J. Trump Retweeted
Joe Gooding‏ @joegooding Jun 17
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What's happening in our country isn't just an assault on our @POTUS @realDonaldTrump it's an assault on the American people. #WattersWorld

TheClaws Tue 20-Jun-17 01:42:57

I had a look on the official North Korea news site for any mention of Otto Warmbier, but as I expected, I didn't find anything. I did see the below, though - make of it as you will:

DPRK FM Spokesman Condemns U.S. for Mugging of Diplomatic Package of DPRK Delegation

Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- The spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to the question raised by the KCNA on Sunday as regards the incident in which a diplomatic package of the delegation of the DPRK was seized in New York:

On June 16, the delegation of the DPRK which was on its way home after attending the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was literally mugged at the John F. Kennedy International Airport by the U.S. authorities that forcibly took away a diplomatic package from the delegation by an illegal and heinous act of provocation.

At the airport, a group of more than 20 including those who claimed to be from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the police officers made a violent assault like gangsters to take away the diplomatic package from the DPRK diplomats who were in possession of a valid diplomatic courier certificate.

As the diplomats vigorously resisted, they grabbed the diplomatic package using physical violence and made off.

The fact that the gang of more than 20 was on standby waiting for the delegation in front of the boarding gate of the specific flight before making the assault leaves no doubt that this was a planned and organized provocation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK regards this mugging by the U.S. as an intolerable act of infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and a malicious provocation, and strongly condemns it in the name of the government of the DPRK.

This mugging act of the U.S. serves as a graphic account telling the world how reckless and despicable the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK has become.

The U.S. should reflect on its reckless act and be fully aware of the grave consequences to follow.

Diplomats of a sovereign state are being robbed of a diplomatic package in the middle of New York where the headquarters of the United Nations is located and that serves as the venue for international meetings including the United Nations General Assembly. This clearly shows that the U.S. is a felonious and lawless gangster state.

The international community needs to seriously reconsider whether or not New York, where such an outrageous mugging is rampant, is fit to serve as the venue for international meetings.

The U.S. owes the DPRK a good explanation of its act of infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and an official apology on behalf of the U.S. government.

If the U.S. fails to give its due response to our demand which is all too reasonable and fair enough, it will be totally responsible for all the consequences to be entailed. -0-

TheClaws Tue 20-Jun-17 01:56:10

Read this in a Neaderthal voice! (No offence to Neanderthals).

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 8m8 minutes ago
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Big day tomorrow in Georgia and South Carolina. ObamaCare is dead. Dems want to raise taxes big! They can only obstruct, no ideas. Vote "R"

saffronwblue Tue 20-Jun-17 02:25:30

The poor wambier family, indeed.
And I have no words for 45's latest tweet. Only that I think his syntax and vocabulary are contracting further.

PainInTheEar Tue 20-Jun-17 06:01:22

www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2017-06-19/sean-spicer-to-lead-communications-office-searches-for-new-press-secretary?src=usn_tw

Sean Spicer Out as Press Secretary

Stuffofawesome Tue 20-Jun-17 06:26:14

Ever the diplomat m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59480850e4b07499199da577

PerkingFaintly Tue 20-Jun-17 06:35:31

<shuffles into thread with big tray of iced tea>

Thanks for the new thread, illegitimate.

TheClaws Tue 20-Jun-17 07:26:43

I love this (make sure you read the quote in the image). Kellyanne Conway always delivers!

FOX Business‏Verified account @FoxBusiness 15h15 hours ago
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.@KellyannePolls says she's calling on Dems to support @POTUS & help move the president's growth agenda forward fxn.ws/2shXs5C

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