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For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 12, 2019 08:55AM
Uber on White House speed dial

Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigns amid pressure from Jeffrey Epstein sex traffic case
[www.cnbc.com]



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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: July 12, 2019 09:00AM
Good start.
Now, and much more importantly, life in prison for Epstein. And prison, not a Florida county jail where the sheriffs act like his butlers.
And let's get all of his other enablers (there were a lot of them).

Reading this morning how Epstein sent his goons out to intimidate his victims and their families.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 12, 2019 09:14AM
It seems like Trump strongly supports his people until he gets tired of hearing about them, and then they’re gone.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 12, 2019 09:19AM
....another dump and Trump....



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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 12, 2019 09:22AM
Yeah, “for some reason.”

Trump only uses people so long as they’re useful to him; willing to take part. And then they have to go. He invests nothing in them beyond a lip service defense, because his relationships are purely transactional.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: neophyte
Date: July 12, 2019 09:27AM
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deckeda
Yeah, “for some reason.”

... He invests nothing in them beyond a lip service defense, because his relationships are purely transactional.

It saves time, effort, and $$$ not to vet them before appointing or nominating them. Let others do that after the fact.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 12, 2019 09:36AM
good comments:
"Is it Friday already?"
"What did that British ambassador say about incompetence?"
"I have to say, this has been a pretty good Infrastructure Week..."
"With so many acting secretaries the administration has enough of a cast to put on multiple performances of Guys and Dolls."
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: deckeda
Date: July 12, 2019 09:54AM
Forget “Guys and Dolls.” More like, a Carousel.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: Ted King
Date: July 12, 2019 10:04AM
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deckeda
Yeah, “for some reason.”

Trump only uses people so long as they’re useful to him; willing to take part. And then they have to go. He invests nothing in them beyond a lip service defense, because his relationships are purely transactional.

That's it. There's no moral calculus to what Trump does - it's all about whether someone is doing something NOW that helps him or hurts him. It didn't matter to Trump one whit how odious Acosta's actions were, only whether or not having Acosta in his administration was a net benefit to him personally or a net detriment.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: $tevie
Date: July 12, 2019 10:25AM
Who else noticed that Trump had to take out a piece of paper that obviously had Pat Pizzella’s name on it?



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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 12, 2019 10:55AM
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deckeda
Forget “Guys and Dolls.” More like, a Carousel.

Ship of Fools, in both the theatrical1 and metaphorical2 sense.

1. "...setting out for a long voyage to pre–World War II Europe, a world of prejudice, racism and evil."

2. "...an allegory, originating from Book VI of Plato's Republic, about a ship with a dysfunctional crew"
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 12, 2019 01:09PM
“Alex Acosta is a great secretary of labor. I hate to see this happen.”
-Don J Trump w/ Acosta at White House today

Then you should have insisted he stay in that case. Right there on national TV, Don.(That would really spike them libruls)
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 12, 2019 01:30PM
He should never have been more than Chief Buffoon on The Apprentice … blame the Russians for seeing a great opportunity and seizing it.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 12, 2019 01:45PM
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pdq
It seems like Trump strongly supports his people until he gets tired of hearing about them, and then they’re gone.

grabbing too many column inches, less for him.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: apocketfulofwry
Date: July 12, 2019 02:47PM
In today's episode of 'Be Careful What You Wish For', 45* now gets name yet another 'acting' stooge who will have 210 days to fulfill 45* and Mulvaney's fever dream of deregulating every labor protection they can.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 12, 2019 02:54PM
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apocketfulofwry
In today's episode of 'Be Careful What You Wish For', 45* now gets name yet another 'acting' stooge who will have 210 days to fulfill 45* and Mulvaney's fever dream of deregulating every labor protection they can.

Acosta was already doing this.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: apocketfulofwry
Date: July 12, 2019 03:01PM
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rjmacs
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apocketfulofwry
In today's episode of 'Be Careful What You Wish For', 45* now gets name yet another 'acting' stooge who will have 210 days to fulfill 45* and Mulvaney's fever dream of deregulating every labor protection they can.

Acosta was already doing this.

When asked about Acosta, Mulvaney said he should resign, not because of the plea deal, but because Acosta wasn't deregulating aggressively enough.

Unions are very concerned.

It's going to get much worse.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: hal
Date: July 12, 2019 07:51PM
Reminds me of Village of the Damned...

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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 12, 2019 08:50PM
Pelosi basically said the same thing.
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 12, 2019 09:30PM
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hal
Reminds me of Village of the Damned...


Is that a real picture of Acosta and his family?
Snopes says, 'Yes'. [www.snopes.com]
Chilling, ain't it?
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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 13, 2019 08:47AM
That has to be one of the worst composed portraits I have seen in years.

Edit: as in, it's almost "Awkward Family Photos"-quality bad.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future




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Re: For some reason, Labor Secretary Acosta resigns
Posted by: Janit
Date: July 16, 2019 07:15AM
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rjmacs
That has to be one of the worst composed portraits I have seen in years.

Edit: as in, it's almost "Awkward Family Photos"-quality bad.

Even the children have empty eyes.
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