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(Daily Kos)   And for his next move, Trump wants to...*checks notes* defund Stars and Stripes   (dailykos.com) divider line
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2020-06-28 8:04:30 PM  
Does this mean Ann Margret isn't coming?
 
2020-06-28 8:49:58 PM  
 Mugato... I want you to get straight up to DC. Captain January will need all his people.
 
2020-06-28 9:49:58 PM  
Thus solving the problem once and for all!

*dusts off hands*
 
2020-06-28 10:04:56 PM  
Delete the independent printed news source for overseas US troops?

Sounds like yet another dick dictator move.
 
2020-06-28 10:18:24 PM  
Were they insufficiently complementary of our beloved Fuhrer?
 
2020-06-28 11:14:05 PM  
Boy that Trump sure loves the military.
 
2020-06-28 11:27:57 PM  

edmo: Boy that Trump sure loves the military.


But he hates reading, you see
 
2020-06-28 11:38:07 PM  

Mugato: Does this mean Ann Margret isn't coming?


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that's a long time to spend in the bunk
 
2020-06-28 11:38:58 PM  
I had a feeling Donnie would pull sh*t like this after S&S published their article confirming the Russian bounty on American troops.
 
2020-06-28 11:39:04 PM  

iheartscotch: Were they insufficiently complementary of our beloved Fuhrer?


They printed facts.  Can't have that.
 
2020-06-28 11:41:06 PM  
FTA: ... in the case of Voice of America (VoA), the government broadcast effort aimed at providing neutral and accurate news overseas, it has meant installing far-right toadies while stripping authority from the VoA journalism team...

Wait, what?
From 1948 until its amendment in 2013, Voice of America was forbidden to broadcast directly to American citizens under § 501 of the Smith-Mundt Act...The intent of the legislation in 1948 was to protect the American public from propaganda actions by their own government...
 
2020-06-28 11:41:19 PM  
Bill Mauldin, spinning in his grave while flipping off this draft dodger
 
2020-06-28 11:41:49 PM  
All roads...


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2020-06-28 11:42:38 PM  

iheartscotch: Were they insufficiently complementary of our beloved Fuhrer?


They ran the story about Two Scoops ignoring Russia putting out bounties on U.S. troops.
 
2020-06-28 11:43:02 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: I had a feeling Donnie would pull sh*t like this after S&S published their article confirming the Russian bounty on American troops.


Trump has now tweeted out that they never told him about it because they already confirmed it was Fake News and was another Russia hoax by the New York Times Book Review apparently.

False alarm everybody; we have to stop investigating because it was a confirmed hoax per the president.
 
2020-06-28 11:44:22 PM  
It's a shame to destroy our heritage like that. It was started during Lincoln's War.

https://www.loc.gov/rr/main/stars/int​r​o.html
 
2020-06-28 11:44:39 PM  
OK, so now we can be 100% sure the story is true.
 
2020-06-28 11:44:57 PM  
It does seems like a waste of money when Russian Times exists
 
2020-06-28 11:45:23 PM  
Yeah he sure didnt like this uh
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2020-06-28 11:45:37 PM  
Steven Miller needs to face some questions next year.
 
2020-06-28 11:46:26 PM  
The ahole who took billions for a stupid wall from the military's construction budget, which was supposed to be used for, among other things, fixing up run down base housing and schools is complaining about the $15 million used to provide Stars and Stripes for our troops.
 
2020-06-28 11:46:33 PM  

born_yesterday: OK, so now we can be 100% sure the story is true.


THIS
 
2020-06-28 11:48:42 PM  

lolmao500: Yeah he sure didnt like this uh
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Mr. President, can you please provide a written copy of the intel assessment that the allegations are, in fact, Fake News?
 
2020-06-28 11:49:08 PM  

kbronsito: The ahole who took billions for a stupid wall from the military's construction budget, which was supposed to be used for, among other things, fixing up run down base housing and schools is complaining about the $15 million used to provide Stars and Stripes for our troops.


It's not the money. It never is.
 
2020-06-28 11:51:17 PM  
Stars and Stripes Until 2020
 
2020-06-28 11:51:47 PM  

Grungehamster: lolmao500: Yeah he sure didnt like this uh
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Mr. President, can you please provide a written copy of the intel assessment that the allegations are, in fact, Fake News?


He was briefed on it. But the briefing did not contain the words "Trump," "Money," "Hamberders," or "Ivanka's Boobies," so he spaced out.
 
2020-06-28 11:54:25 PM  
Is there a reason we're linking to the conspiracy theory blogger site famous for completely making shiat up to be outraged about, instead of the actual WaPo news article with the actual news?

I get that there's a paywall, but it's a paywall completely circumvented by incognito mode, so...
 
2020-06-28 11:54:57 PM  

Langdon_777: Steven Miller needs to face some questions next year.


Questions??  Questions??  I think he needs to face a firing squad next year.
 
2020-06-28 11:55:32 PM  
He may not be able to. Congress can fence their funds in the FY21 appropriations bill, and he'd have a hard time withdrawing current funds without congressional approval. Most of their FY20 budget is already obligated anyway.

He'll either have to live with Stars and Stripes, or veto the FY21 defense appropriations bill a month before the election.
 
2020-06-28 11:55:55 PM  
Can't have any critics if you get rid of the critics.
 
2020-06-28 11:57:17 PM  

stoli n coke: He was briefed on it. But the briefing did not contain the words "Trump," "Money," "Hamberders," or "Ivanka's Boobies," so he spaced out.


I am waiting on the eventual Mark Thiessen "actually, Trump not reading the Presidential Daily Briefing because he trusts his employees to handle these matters without his input column, after he raised a massive stink that Obama only read the PDB instead of having it read to him so chances are he probably wasn't reading them.
 
2020-06-28 11:58:25 PM  
Goddam he loves the troops.

*wipes tear*

*eagle scream*
 
2020-06-28 11:58:28 PM  
Innocent people always abuse their power to silence whistleblowers. It totally proves how completely innocent and also not at all guilty he is.
 
2020-06-28 11:58:56 PM  

Gough: Langdon_777: Steven Miller needs to face some questions next year.

Questions??  Questions??  I think he needs to face a firing squad next year.


I think you mean a wooden stake dipped in garlic.
 
2020-06-29 12:00:21 AM  

NateAsbestos: Thus solving the problem once and for all!

*dusts off hands*


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2020-06-29 12:02:12 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: I had a feeling Donnie would pull sh*t like this after S&S published their article confirming the Russian bounty on American troops.


Good gawd, you're so full of TDS this has got to be the stupidest thing I've read all day.

DOD proposes stripping Stars and Stripes' funding in 2021 budget request

Published: February 10, 2020.
 
2020-06-29 12:03:19 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Is there a reason we're linking to the conspiracy theory blogger site famous for completely making shiat up to be outraged about, instead of the actual WaPo news article with the actual news?

I get that there's a paywall, but it's a paywall completely circumvented by incognito mode, so...


What has DailyKos made up and presented as fact?
I know they're a left wing blog site and they were duped in 2004 by a fraudulent pollster (Research 2000), but what are you aware of that I might've missed?
 
2020-06-29 12:06:12 AM  
so the college athlete that developed bone spurs just in time to chicken out of going to Vietnam now thinks the Stars and Stripes isn't worth the $15M it costs to run per year. That's nice. Now, I realize the internet has changed the way people get and process their news - but back in the 80's as a young guy overseas for the first time, I can tell you I read that paper all the time. It was a piece of home. And it was written in English. Trump knows nothing about it, except it probably had an article critical of him or something he likes and therefore it must go. This POS needs to get out of office like yesterday. Trillions of dollars to Corporate America - yes! $15M to supplement military morale? Fark 'em. Oh that's right, he thinks our soldiers are target practice for Putin's Bounty Program. Why waste money on targets, I guess?
 
2020-06-29 12:11:33 AM  

Jesterling: All roads...


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Ya know, between the look on his face there, and the letter re: obeying the Constitution, not Mango Mass Murderer, I ~might~ be ok with Pres. Elect Biden hanging on to Gen. Milley, at least during the transition.

If we get an election, that's fair and counted, that is.

And if we live that long, what with 130,000 dead and just getting started.

Still.
 
2020-06-29 12:13:01 AM  
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2020-06-29 12:13:45 AM  

Langdon_777: Steven Miller needs to face some questions next year.


He'll just bite a cyanide capsule and yell 'Hail Hydra!' as he dies.
 
2020-06-29 12:14:36 AM  

stoli n coke: Grungehamster: lolmao500: Yeah he sure didnt like this uh
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Mr. President, can you please provide a written copy of the intel assessment that the allegations are, in fact, Fake News?

He was briefed on it. But the briefing did not contain the words "Trump," "Money," "Hamberders," or "Ivanka's Boobies," so he spaced out.


More like Putin told him it was fake news so he believed it.
 
2020-06-29 12:15:36 AM  
The next budget should triple their funding, fark Trump
 
2020-06-29 12:18:54 AM  
I have a feeling that if Trump wins reelection, but not the popular vote, there will be a portion of the military ploting to execute a coup.
 
2020-06-29 12:22:01 AM  
Screw him. My father served u=in the Philippines in WWII and while there was a typist and photographer for Stars and Stripes, his buddy was an illustrator. Does Trump want to PO everyone? Yeah. as long as he gets his face on tv.
 
2020-06-29 12:22:51 AM  

Alphax: Langdon_777: Steven Miller needs to face some questions next year.

He'll just bite a cyanide capsule and yell 'Hail Hydra!' as he dies.


I'm ok with this.
 
2020-06-29 12:24:47 AM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: I have a feeling that if Trump wins reelection, but not the popular vote, there will be a portion of the military ploting to execute a coup.


if that happens, I'm in for it. I can't take this farkhead another 4 years. What we are turning into is what we would have turned into had the South won. I don't want to be a part of a redneck, trailer trash, deplorable country that has a leader willfully allowing his soldiers to be target practice because he's afraid of Putin.
 
2020-06-29 12:25:25 AM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: I have a feeling that if Trump wins reelection, but not the popular vote, there will be a portion of the military ploting to execute a coup.


A significant portion of the public would support it, or any method to get that greasy orange turd out of the Oval Office.

Half of the population hates his farking guts, and he's never had majority support. People are dying by the thousands because of his incompetence and ego, The economy is shiat for everyone that isn't Wall Street. There are STILL major BLM protests, and the cops are still demonstrating that they need to be, at minimum, severely reined in. The American people are more pissed than they've been in living memory, and if Trump gets "reelected", we risk hitting a major tipping point.

Especially since, if he gets reelected, he'll double down on everything and go full-dictator, with nobody able to stop him using existing, non-violent systems.
 
2020-06-29 12:26:17 AM  

Hey Nurse!: he's afraid of Putin.


Not "afraid of" -- "sucking up to."  Which is worse.

Ok, maybe both.
 
2020-06-29 12:26:45 AM  

Alien Robot: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I had a feeling Donnie would pull sh*t like this after S&S published their article confirming the Russian bounty on American troops.

Good gawd, you're so full of TDS this has got to be the stupidest thing I've read all day.

DOD proposes stripping Stars and Stripes' funding in 2021 budget request

Published: February 10, 2020.


Thank you for debunking the stupid liberal lamestream (LSM) media lies about the Trump administration defunding S&S, by linking an article about the Trump administration defunding S&S.

You are a smart person defending smart people.
 
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