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  • Jan Boehmermann (4748 posts)
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    Tillerson will be sorely missed…..

    Tillerson was terrible….. but Pompeo is even worse!!!!!

    Pompeo supports the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency.  He wants Congress to make it easier to collect metadata, and combine it with publicly available financial and lifestyle information into a comprehensive, searchable database (for US citizens).  He wants legal and bureaucratic impediments to surveillance to be removed. That includes Presidential Policy Directive-28, which bestows privacy rights on foreigners and imposes burdensome requirements to justify data collection.

    Pompeo says that if Muslim leaders fail to denounce acts of terrorism done in the name of Islam, they are complicit in the attacks.

    Pompeo opposes closing Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

    Pompeo criticized the decision to end black sites (secret prisons), and requirements that all interrogators adhere to anti-torture laws.

    Pompeo wants regime change in North Korea.

    Pompeo wants to withdraw from the  JCPOA (Iranian nuclear deal).

    Pompeo stated that Russia “has reasserted itself aggressively, invading and occupying Ukraine, threatening Europe, and doing nearly nothing to aid in the destruction and defeat of ISIS.” …..HUH?!!!!!!

    Pompeo considers WikiLeaks to be a  “a non-state hostile intelligence service” and thinks Edward Snowden should get a “fair trial” followed by the death sentence.

    Pompeo doesn’t believe in  anthropomorphic climate change.  Things just get “hotter and colder”…….  He opposes any regulation of Greenhouse gas emissions, wants to eliminate tax credits for wind power, and wants  “Drill, baby!  Drill!”

    Pompeo opposed the Affordable Care Act .

    Pompeo has stated that life begins at conception and believes that abortions should be allowed only when necessary to save the life of the mother.   Pompeo voted for the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.

    Pompeo opposed same-sex marriage and had sponsored bills to let states prevent same-sex couples from marrying.

    Pompeo is a lifetime member of, and has been endorsed by, the National Rifle Association.

    Pompeo opposes  GMO food labeling.

    But on the positive side…….. Pompeo sponsored the Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013.  SO HE CAN’T BE ALL BAD!  

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  • elias39 (4965 posts)
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    1. I'll miss Tillerson for '…fucking moron'

    Just having said it.

    “Name, no, nothing is nameable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun.” ― Samuel Beckett, Stories and Texts for Nothing
    • Jan Boehmermann (4748 posts)
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      3. It doesn't take too much to PO the Donald! And that slipped comment did it!

      And the Donald holds a grudge!

      Believe me …….. the Donald holds the best grudges in the world!  Huge grudges…… fantastic grudges……..  

  • Xcaliber (68 posts)
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    2. No bright side. CIA as secretary of state. We're toast

  • Land of Enchantment (9584 posts)
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    5. Well, that about sums it up…wonder what his stance is on Stormy given his

    extreme religious views mold his political views….   :popcorn:

         "Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart." ~ Emily Dickinson  
    • Jan Boehmermann (4748 posts)
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      7. Pompeo thinks Stormy is BAAAD…… but she's kinda HOT though!

  • peacecorps (4789 posts)
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    6. Indeed, when you go from 'bad' to'worse' it still seems odd to miss 'bad'.

    The only ‘silver lining’ is that ‘worse’ may make things so ‘bad’ that ‘good’ comes out of it in the long run – if ‘worse’ does not kill us in the meantime.  ;)

  • Deadpool (13541 posts)
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    8. On the Daily Radical!

  • Koko (4908 posts)
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    9. Maybe the hope is that Pompeo will expose more Dirt…

    Trump is working through appointees at a fast pace and each time….more is revealed.  At least if there’s anyone still listening.

  • RufusTFirefly (3138 posts)
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    10. Yeah, but what are those revitalized small airplanes going to be used for?

    Here’s hoping that this guy goes back to flying coach!

  • Ohio Barbarian (7829 posts)
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    11. Let's see. He's from Orange County, California, with extreme right wing

    views, even for Orange County, and that’s saying something. Graduated from West Point, served in the cavalry, usually meaning helicopter gunships in Iraq, patrolled the West German border until the East collapsed, and got a law degree from Harvard. So he’s not an idiot, except for his beliefs, which are far more immediately dangerous than those of the Texas oil man he is replacing.

    I also get the impression that he kisses up and kicks down; the worst kind of sycophant. Trump will love him. I wonder how much longer McMaster will be around now?

    Ignorance is the foundation of tyranny.   
  • snot (1195 posts)
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    12. The CIA seems to be openly taking over the gov.

    In addition to Trump appointments, there are quite a few among the Dem primary candidates.

    https://www.battleforthenet.com/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1% “To Do” list:

    1.  Control banking; 2.  Control communications (including “news” media); 3.  Control the government; 4.  Control education ; ....

  • oldandhappy (4254 posts)
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    13. I though Tillerson was trying.

    Felt sorry for him actually, even when I was not agreeing!

    Invest in people.  Seek TRUTH.
    • Jan Boehmermann (4748 posts)
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      16. With Trump, it's one step out of line… and you get the trip to the cornfield!

  • Late Bloomer (227 posts)
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    14. Check out HA Goodman's take


    Yes, all the depressing stuff is here. But so is the fact that Pompeo grilled Her Majesty during the Benghazi hearings, then said on Fox News that she lied. Hands down, lied. Now he goes to State, which has been ignoring FOIA requests in relation to HRH, email, etc. There are a lot of Her loyalists at State, and Pompeo will stomp on the accelerator for the email and Foundation investigations, getting people at State to give up the goods or get out of the way.

    Yes, it’s horrible. But he might be just the “Cleaner” required to indict HRH and bring the REAL fight to the smoke-belching, backfiring, ruinous remnants of the DNC Cabal that gave us this mess in the first place.

    Karma’s a bitch. If HRC/DNC had allowed democracy, Bernie would have won and let them ride into the sunset of their poisonoous political careers. But now with Pompeo as head of State, the investigation is full-on. No Comey to bail Her out. And She and Her entire cabal of DNC syncophants could, it is my hope, be called to account for the security breaches, conspiracy, and FOUNDATION’S CHARITY FRAUD and pay-to-play SOS that lie at the rotten, black heart of the matter.

    Remember the demand of the base; “LOCK HER UP!” Pompeo could be our best hope for that.

    • mrdmk (571 posts)
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      15. History is a bitch, Goodman may be onto something here!

    • OCMI (1796 posts)
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      17. That would be a good thing

      But even if Pompeo is so inclined, 45 stepped back from his campaign rhetoric as soon as he was elected.  Something along the lines of “she’s suffered enough”.

      If you dislike Trump, you should vote for him so we can change his party from within. Yes, Hillary supporters, this is how ridiculous you sound.
    • 3FingerBrown (637 posts)
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      18. If this did happen, and we were

      to get rid of the cancerous Clinton/Third Way wing once and for all, then 4 years of Trump would be worth it to me. I figure progressives would have gotten something out of this orange shithead.