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  1. What is going to happen to all of the ISIS prisoners in Syria? Will Syria let them go? I doubt it. If Turkey overruns Syria, will Turkey free them or go to the expense of imprisoning them? I doubt it. I suspect we won't be hearing about them from here on out. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mattis-isis-will-surge-back-after-trumps-syria-withdrawal/ar-AAIGGte?ocid=spartandhp (Full article at above link) Former Defense Secretary James Mattis said ISIS "will resurge" in Syria, in his first public comments following President Donald Trump's withdrawal of troops from the region. "I think Secretary of State Pompeo, the intelligence services, the foreign countries that are working with us have it about right that ISIS is not defeated. We have got to keep the pressure on ISIS so they don't recover," Mattis said in an interview on NBC News' "Meet the Press" set to air Sunday. Mattis' warning comes after Trump announced last week that the U.S. will move special operation teams away from the Syrian border as Turkey launches an offensive against Kurdish forces. The Kurds have long fought alongside the U.S. against the Islamic State in the region. "You can pull your troops out, as President Obama learned the hard way, out of Iraq but the 'enemy gets the vote' as we say in the military. And in this case, if we don't keep the pressure on then ISIS will resurge. It's, it's absolutely a given that they will come back," Mattis continued. Trump's move was widely lambasted by both parties in Congress. A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is drafting a resolution to impose punitive sanctions on Turkey for the move. Late Friday, a U.S. military outpost came under fire as Turkish military launched air and artillery strikes. Defense Secretary Mark Esper warned Turkey that they must protect U.S. military personnel. Turkey’s military said Saturday it captured Ras al-Ayn, one of the largest border town in Syria, marking one of the biggest gains since the invasion began, according to the Associated Press. Mattis resigned in December 2018 days after Trump announced the pullout of American troops from Syria, a decision that was partly reversed.
  2. Nighthawk actually gets off on persecuting the needy. He is the definition of the anti-Christ. What a sick bastard.
  3. Sorry, no. People that can afford it can pay. No handouts to the rich.
  4. It has been scientifically proven that a child has diminished retention ability if they are not fed properly. Every child is entitled to a healthy, nutritious meal. This law is a wise investment in America's future. I would like to see more states follow suit, or perhaps become federal law. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/california-governor-signs-measure-banning-lunch-shaming/ar-AAIGPqT?ocid=spartanntp (Full article at above link) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has signed into law a bill that guarantees all students a state-funded meal of their choice, even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees. The measure bans the practice of "lunch shaming," in which students who owe the school money for meals are denied food or given a cheaper alternative meal. Under the new law, a school can no longer give a student a cheaper alternative meal. In a statement Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom thanked Ryan Kyote, a third-grader at an elementary school in Napa County who brought national attention to the practice earlier this year by paying for all the food service bills of his fellow students at the school. "I want to thank Ryan for his empathy and his courage in bringing awareness to this important issue," Newsom said.
  5. Obama was hilarious. You and your ilk didn't appreciate the jokes because they were usually at your expense.
  6. To 'rule it' ideologically, perhaps. Because they believe, as I do, that most liberal ideas are not only progressive, but inevitable. As far as the right's ODS. Obama is no longer in power and doesn't want to be. He will advocate for positions he believes in and will entertain at his mansion. Perhaps ride around in Seinfeld's car on occasion.
  7. She has everything going for her, demographically speaking, except that. I can't even envision her being POTUS.
  8. Idealistic and underinformed. I read a book in my twenties with the title The God That Failed: A Confession. It was about well-known intellectuals that were lured into communism for purely benevolent reasons, but were later disillusioned. At worse, the people you ridicule are naïve. Hardly the worse sin when you are young.
  9. Correction: He divided some of us by virtue of winning the election. Those already predisposed to being divided.
  10. Kamala burns both Trump and junior with one shot. Ouch! https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/kamala-harris-to-trump-jr-you-wouldnt-know-a-joke-if-one-raised-you/ar-AAIEtpE?ocid=spartandhp (Full article and tweets at above link) WASHINGTON – A twitter feud between 2020 democratic hopeful Senator Kamala Harris and Donald Trump Jr. got jokey Friday night. "Why is Kamala Harris the only person that laughs at her jokes... always way to long and way too hard?” the President’s son asked. “The most disingenuous person in politics... after Hillary.” Harris responded: “You wouldn’t know a joke if one raised you.” Harris has been extremely critical of President Donald Trump and has even recently called on his twitter account to be suspended, saying that "Others have had their accounts suspended for less offensive behavior. And when this kind of abuse is being spewed from the most powerful office in the United States, the stakes are too high to do nothing.” Recent polls show Harris down to mid-single digits behind front runners former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Still, the Twitter exchange with Trump Jr. got plenty of attention. Total destruction.
  11. This would be hilarious. Rudy won't see it coming. His mind has all but disappeared. Ex-U.S. Attorney Reveals Telltale Sign Trump Is About To Toss Giuliani Under The Bus https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joyce-vance-donald-trump-rudy-giuliani-under-the-bus_n_5da186f4e4b06ddfc51a481a (Full article at above link) President Donald Trump on Friday said he didn’t know if Rudy Giuliani was still his personal attorney. And former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance explained on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber” why it could be a sign the president is about to throw the former mayor of New York City “under the bus." Melber noted how Trump’s apparent bid to distance himself from Giuliani echoed comments he made about his previous former attorney Michael Cohen in 2018, who is currently serving three years in federal prison for crimes involving campaign finance and lying to Congress. The New York Times, meanwhile, reported Friday that Giuliani was now under investigation by federal prosecutors over alleged violations of lobbying laws in his dealings with Ukraine. Giuliani later confirmed to The Washington Post that he was still representing Trump. “Is it a bad sign when President Trump starts to say you have to ask the attorney and maybe that’s not his attorney any more, for that attorney?” Melber asked Vance. “Trump always has tells, right?” Vance replied. “We know that when he says a man came up to me and said, ‘sir,’ that we’re about to hear something that’s not true. Here we see the classic Trump throwing someone close to him under the bus.” Vance later expressed hope Giuliani would now “take advantage, if it is true he is under investigation, of the opportunity maybe to achieve some sort of renewed good faith with the American people by coming forward and telling the truth.”
  12. It will get very interesting if Trump wins reelection. Keep playing with matches next to that powder keg and see what happens.
  13. I'm not so sure. Trump's very nature if offensive. His wealth is gaudy and his arrogance is intolerable. He even offends half the right, including the individuals you have mentioned.
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