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What are your thoughts on the situatiion?
The American government system is so weird. It's like it's run by aliens.
(2019-01-09 16:25:36)FinalCheetah Wrote: [ -> ]The American government system is so weird. It's like it's run by aliens.

I was listening to a podcast about this; the system is designed for gridlock meaning that its designed to move as slow as possible. This is good because corrupt ideas will have extreme difficulty getting put into place. Its bad because change is also difficult.
(2019-01-09 18:09:25)Ali Wrote: [ -> ]corrupt ideas will have extreme difficulty getting put into place

LOL
Lobbyists sure are good at getting these "difficult" laws put into place
(2019-01-10 23:05:29)aaaaaa123456789 Wrote: [ -> ]LOL

(2019-01-10 23:20:17)ProClifo Wrote: [ -> ]Lobbyists sure are good at getting these "difficult" laws put into place

Lmao fair enough
It's embarrassing. 800,000 U.S. government employees aren't getting paid because the president is having a tantrum.
(2019-01-11 04:27:49)Mystery Wrote: [ -> ]It's embarrassing. 800,000 U.S. government employees aren't getting paid because the president is having a tantrum.

If people just agreed to the wall this wouldn't have happened!!
dude the wall is fucking stupid
(2019-01-11 17:34:47)ProClifo Wrote: [ -> ]dude the wall is fucking stupid

I didn't think he'd actually try to implement it in his presidency. Its crazy that he actually is going through with it and possibly genuinely believes that Mexico is going to pay for it. 

Although I suppose you could make an actual argument for the wall if the illegal immigrants are costing the U.S as much as Trump says they are (and the wall will prevent it from happening). The wall would eventually pay for itself in the long-run (assuming that maintenance costs wouldn't be greater than the costs it prevents). But I think there are probably less expensive alternatives.

We live in interesting times.
(2019-01-09 16:25:36)FinalCheetah Wrote: [ -> ]The American government system is so weird. It's like it's run by aliens.

reptilian sons of bitches
(2019-01-11 17:34:47)ProClifo Wrote: [ -> ]dude the wall is fucking stupid

no u
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On a slightly unrelated note, there are a lot of declared candidates running against Trump in 2020.
(2019-02-18 20:25:39)luxurious spa Wrote: [ -> ]On a slightly unrelated note, there are a lot of declared candidates running against Trump in 2020.

This is great, Trump actually might have a chance to win again.
I don't get why a 51% vote isn't enough