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Irony in the News

Post by UncleBob » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:26 pm

TRUMP WHITE HOUSE SENIOR STAFF HAVE PRIVATE RNC EMAIL ACCOUNTS
Senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system, Newsweek has learned.

The system (rnchq.org) is the same one the George W. Bush administration was accused of using to evade transparency rules after claiming to have “lost” 22 million emails.

Making use of separate political email accounts at the White House is not illegal. In fact, they serve a purpose by allowing staff to divide political conversations (say, arranging for the president to support a congressional re-election campaign) from actual White House work. Commingling politics and state business violates the Hatch Act, which restricts many executive branch employees from engaging in political activity on government time.

But after then-candidate Donald Trump and the Republicans repeatedly called for “locking up” Hillary Clinton for handling government work with a private server while secretary of state, the new White House staff risks repeating the same mistake that dogged the Democrat’s presidential campaign. They also face a security challenge: The RNC email system, according to U.S. intelligence, was hacked during the 2016 race. “They better be careful after making such a huge ruckus over the private email over at the State Department,” says former Bush administration lawyer Richard Painter.
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Re: Irony in the News

Post by UncleBob » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:37 am

Trump Finds a Target More Tempting Than Obama: Chelsea Manning
President Trump came to Barack Obama’s defense on Thursday, slamming Chelsea Manning for calling the former president weak — though Mr. Trump has often done the same.
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Post by UncleBob » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:38 am

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

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Post by hugodrax » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:12 am

How many motherfracking Trump threads do you need? Are you autistic?

Edit: would have thought there'd have been a filter for that one.
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Re: Irony in the News

Post by UncleBob » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:58 am

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:12 am
How many motherfracking Trump threads do you need? Are you autistic?

Edit: would have thought there'd have been a filter for that one.
This is not limited to Trump. In fact, one of them so far is not about Trump.
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Post by hugodrax » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:06 am

UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:58 am
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:12 am
How many motherfracking Trump threads do you need? Are you autistic?

Edit: would have thought there'd have been a filter for that one.
This is not limited to Trump. In fact, one of them so far is not about Trump.
Ever wonder why your Mama smacked you so hard? Probably from staying stuff like that with a straight face. 8)
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Post by tuttle » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:32 pm

"Wunder how many racists can I catch with this thread?"
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Re: Irony in the News

Post by UncleBob » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:38 pm

tuttle wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:32 pm
"Wunder how many racists can I catch with this thread?"
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Wrong bait.
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Post by tuttle » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:48 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:38 pm
tuttle wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:32 pm
"Wunder how many racists can I catch with this thread?"
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Wrong bait.
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Post by Jester » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:40 pm

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Post by UncleBob » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:56 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:26 pm
TRUMP WHITE HOUSE SENIOR STAFF HAVE PRIVATE RNC EMAIL ACCOUNTS
Senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system, Newsweek has learned.

The system (rnchq.org) is the same one the George W. Bush administration was accused of using to evade transparency rules after claiming to have “lost” 22 million emails.

Making use of separate political email accounts at the White House is not illegal. In fact, they serve a purpose by allowing staff to divide political conversations (say, arranging for the president to support a congressional re-election campaign) from actual White House work. Commingling politics and state business violates the Hatch Act, which restricts many executive branch employees from engaging in political activity on government time.

But after then-candidate Donald Trump and the Republicans repeatedly called for “locking up” Hillary Clinton for handling government work with a private server while secretary of state, the new White House staff risks repeating the same mistake that dogged the Democrat’s presidential campaign. They also face a security challenge: The RNC email system, according to U.S. intelligence, was hacked during the 2016 race. “They better be careful after making such a huge ruckus over the private email over at the State Department,” says former Bush administration lawyer Richard Painter.
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Re: Irony in the News

Post by UncleBob » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:56 pm

tuttle wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:48 pm
UncleBob wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:38 pm
tuttle wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:32 pm
"Wunder how many racists can I catch with this thread?"
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Wrong bait.
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This is where we explore hypocrisy. To wit: TRUMP WHITE HOUSE SENIOR STAFF HAVE PRIVATE RNC EMAIL ACCOUNTS
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Re: Irony in the News

Post by Skip » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:10 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:12 am
How many motherfracking Trump threads do you need? Are you autistic?

Edit: would have thought there'd have been a filter for that one.
Do you have any idea how many naughty words there are? And how many we'd expect wouldn't be found on a site with the name "Christian Pipe Smokers"?


Fixed. But only because I couldn't remember how to do it and as long as I was there...
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Post by UncleBob » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:30 pm

"One man's theology is another man's belly laugh." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Many of the points here, taken to their logical conclusions, don't hold up to logic; they're simply Godded-up ways of saying "I don't like that." - Skip

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Inadvertently emboldening the cause of naïve Evolutionism since 2016.

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Post by gaining_age » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:22 pm

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Post by hugodrax » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:06 pm

Skip wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:10 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:12 am
How many motherfracking Trump threads do you need? Are you autistic?

Edit: would have thought there'd have been a filter for that one.
Do you have any idea how many naughty words there are? And how many we'd expect wouldn't be found on a site with the name "Christian Pipe Smokers"?


Fixed. But only because I couldn't remember how to do it and as long as I was there...
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Post by Jester » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:53 am

Here is 5
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Re: Irony in the News

Post by UncleBob » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:36 am

Hypocrisy on executive orders: Our view
Remember when Republicans were dead set against sweeping executive actions? Remember when they called Barack Obama an imperial president, and worse, for issuing a string of executive orders, presidential memoranda and national security directives?

That was so yesterday.
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