Trump’s Longtime Butler Is a Racist Birther Who Wants Obama to Be Killed

Strange how these people just keep turning up next to Trump
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Did you know Donald Trump has a butler? Of course he does! A guy like Trump, without a butler? That would be inconceivable!

And of course, one of Trump’s former butlers (who retired after 17 years of making sure Trump’s other servants were doing their jobs) is a racist, misogynist Birther who thinks Obama should be executed and says so frequently on his Facebook page.

A guy like Trump without a racist Birther butler? That would be inconceivable!

Senecal regularly posts screeds on his Facebook page from a far-right perspective in which he decries Obama and his wife—along with Hillary Clinton, other Democrats, and Republican leaders. He often refers to Obama as “zero,” and several times has called for the president’s execution. He confirms that he has written all the posts on the page that have appeared under his name. “It’s all me,” he says.

On April 21, 2015, Senecal railed,

Looks like that sleezey bastard zero (O) is trying to out maneuver Congress again, if the truth be known this prick needs to be hung for treason!!!

On May 23, 2015, he published a post saying,

I feel it is time for the SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION !!!!! The only way we will change this crooked government is to douche it !!!!! This might be the time with this kenyan fraud in power !!!!! …[W]ith the last breath I draw I will help rid this America of the scum infested in its government—and if that means dragging that ball less dick head from the white mosque and hanging his scrawny ass from the portico—count me in !!!!!

On June 6, 2015, one of his Facebook friends wrote a comment on Senecal’s page saying, “We need to send the seals to SOROS and ROTHCHILD and REMOVE them and their cronies—then HANG BO and most of Washington—and we’ll have a CHANCE to get things straightened out.” This person added, “everyone knows they’re CRIMINAL - HANG ALL OF THEM.” Senecal replied, “I love the idea.”

On May 26, 2015, a commenter on the page excoriated Obama and his wife Michelle (referring to the First Lady as “Sasquatch”): “If he gets hung, then Sasquatch does too.” Senecal responded, “Amen….Two of the most DISGUSTING individuals on the face of God’s Green Earth !!!! Puke !!!!!!”

UPDATE at 5/12/16 1:15:10 pm by Charles Johnson

And now that this insane ranting has been exposed, Senecal has bought himself an investigation by the Secret Service.

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236 comments

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  May 12, 2016 • 11:23:19am

I jusst can’t believe things are as bad as they were in 1917 Russia or 1780s France.

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Billy Batts  May 12, 2016 • 11:23:21am

SAD!

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 11:24:15am
On June 6, 2015, one of his Facebook friends wrote a comment on Senecal’s page saying, “We need to send the seals to SOROS and ROTHCHILD and REMOVE them and their cronies

Wrong. Who do you think runs the Seals? Duh.

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 11:24:22am

Alternative headline: White supremacist hires a White supremacist.

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Stanley Sea  May 12, 2016 • 11:26:19am

The NYT did a blathering profile of him & no one checked his facebook?

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 11:26:40am

Chuck C. Johnson has posted another video rant in which he discusses his Comedy Central beclownment. He drinks beer throughout the video, and says he’s going to be a Trump delegate in Cleveland.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 11:28:04am

Let’s see. Donny’s dad engaged in discriminatory housing practices. Donny’s said countless racist, bigoted, misogynist, and otherwise ignorant and hateful things by the score.

And now Donny’s butler is also proudly stating his racist and bigoted views.

What is it about the Trump family that spurs people in his family and their employees to be racists? /rhetorical - I don’t have any answer other than some people feel that everyone else around them are beneath them (their lot in life is to be subservient, and some are more privileged than others - on looks, color of skin, gender, etc.) Trump ticks off each of those privileges.

And why do so many Republicans feel it is okay to have Trump as their candidate? Could it be that they too are racist or share his views? That’s surely part of it. Trump’s gained ground in every poll following saying something racist and bigoted, and it spurs a deluge of online hate that comes out of the woodwork. Heck, just today David Duke showed Trump the love. So too have countless other white supremacists.

These racist asshats support Trump taking their views out of the shadows and putting them front and center.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 11:28:16am

re: #1 SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN

I jusst can’t believe things are as bad as they were in 1917 Russia or 1780s France.

Except the kind of revolution these pusbags want would be like the aristocracy in 1917 Russia or 1780s France rebelling because their power had been reduced 1% or so from what it was 100 years before….

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 11:28:44am
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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 11:29:41am
On May 26, 2015, a commenter on the page excoriated Obama and his wife Michelle (referring to the First Lady as “Sasquatch”): “If he gets hung, then Sasquatch does too.” Senecal responded, “Amen….Two of the most DISGUSTING individuals on the face of God’s Green Earth !!!! Puke !!!!!!”

Only a politically-correct PC person would object to these fair sentiments.

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 11:30:11am

re: #9 Charles Johnson

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GAH! NSFW.

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 11:31:04am
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b.d.  May 12, 2016 • 11:31:13am

re: #9 Charles Johnson

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Award winning, genius journalist.

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 11:31:39am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

1) Wasn’t he saying he was all in for Cruz until he dropped out?

2) Considering the delegates were already announced, how does that work?

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 11:32:10am

re: #14 Kragar

He’s an assclowning shitweasel?

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 11:32:11am

re: #12 Charles Johnson

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He looks like a 9 year old pretending to be drunk after having a sip of his father’s beer.

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b.d.  May 12, 2016 • 11:32:46am

re: #12 Charles Johnson

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 11:32:49am

Speaking of shitweasels:

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  May 12, 2016 • 11:32:54am

re: #14 Kragar

1) Wasn’t he saying he was all in for Cruz until he dropped out?

2) Considering the delegates were already announced, how does that work?

Being a RWNJ means never having to account in June for what you said in May.

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 11:35:11am

re: #14 Kragar

1) Wasn’t he saying he was all in for Cruz until he dropped out?

2) Considering the delegates were already announced, how does that work?

He has “spies” in the Trump campaign that are telling him that he’ll be a delegate.

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 11:35:15am
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InfidelOfFreedom  May 12, 2016 • 11:36:13am

Let’s see if the media cover this as dutifully as they covered the Jeremiah Wright non-story. I won’t hold my breath.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 11:37:41am

re: #21 Kragar

Looks like Trump’s butler is more Woodhouse than Oddjob.

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 11:38:41am

re: #22 InfidelOfFreedom

Let’s see if the media cover this as dutifully as they covered the Jeremiah Wright non-story. I won’t hold my breath.

According to the RWNJs, the media never, ever once mentioned Jeremiah Wright, because if they did the outcome of the election would have been completely different.

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 11:39:36am
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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 11:39:45am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 11:40:10am

re: #24 Dr. Matt

According to the RWNJs, the media never, ever once mention Jeremiah Wright, because if they did the outcome of the election would have been completely different.

They must have slept through October 2008—every TV station was Jeremiah Wright 24/7.

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 11:41:38am

re: #23 lawhawk

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 11:42:44am

Yeah but Trump is just an act to prop up the Clintons. //

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 11:43:01am
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bratwurst  May 12, 2016 • 11:43:15am

Every now & again I like to post a tweet from The Atlantic to remind myself why I will never give them another penny…aside from their Scientology infomercial and the fact they sold my subscriber information to several third party subscription scammers (and then denied it), of course:

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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 11:43:16am

From one of the dumbest man ever to hold office: Dan Quayle: Trump is ‘more qualified’ than Clinton in this election

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 11:43:30am

Meanwhile in Texas, new legal frontiers lie on the horizon:

Live Updates: 2016 Republican Party of Texas Convention.
Pew-pew-pew!
texasobserver.org

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 11:43:34am

re: #31 bratwurst

Every now & again I like to post a tweet from The Atlantic to remind myself why I will never give them another penny…aside from their Scientology infomercial and the fact they sold my subscriber information to several third party subscription scammers, of course:

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Talk about an unlikely duo.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 11:44:10am

re: #33 jaunte

Meanwhile in Texas, new legal frontiers lie on the horizon:

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Live Updates: 2016 Republican Party of Texas Convention.
Pew-pew-pew!
texasobserver.org

*Unless they’re women in which we will make their reproductive decisions for them. Abbott’s a fucking ghoul.

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 11:44:32am

re: #33 jaunte

Meanwhile in Texas, new legal frontiers lie on the horizon:

Live Updates: 2016 Republican Party of Texas Convention.
Pew-pew-pew!
texasobserver.org

Yet, strangely, Clinton winning won’t be seen as a rebuke of their positions.

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 11:44:59am

These people are nuts.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 11:45:19am

re: #32 Dr. Matt

From one of the dumbest man ever to hold office: Dan Quayle: Trump is ‘more qualified’ than Clinton in this election

The best thing to do Dan would have not to have talked and not reminded people that your party was doing shit like nominating you for VP when I was in diapers.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 11:45:41am

re: #36 Belafon

Yet, strangely, Clinton winning won’t be seen as a rebuke of their positions.

Nah, Trump loses, they’ll just claim he wasn’t a real conservative anyhow. It’s what they always lose, come rain or shine.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 11:46:11am

re: #37 jaunte

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These people are nuts.

I am old enough to remember when I thought Rick Perry was peak Texas wingnut.

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b.d.  May 12, 2016 • 11:48:13am

re: #40 HappyWarrior

I am old enough to remember when I thought Rick Perry was peak Texas wingnut.

I remember when Clayton Williams was too obnoxious of a republican to be elected.

Times have changed indeed.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 11:48:58am

re: #31 bratwurst

Every now & again I like to post a tweet from The Atlantic to remind myself why I will never give them another penny…aside from their Scientology infomercial and the fact they sold my subscriber information to several third party subscription scammers (and then denied it), of course:

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Speaking of Scientology:

Scientology leader banished his wife to a secret prison a decade ago — according to his father

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 11:48:59am

re: #41 b.d.

I remember when Clayton Williams was too obnoxious of a republican to be elected.

Times have changed indeed.

He was one of the original Republicans to make a rape joke wasn’t he? That name rings a bell.

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 11:49:05am
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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 11:50:57am
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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 11:52:01am

re: #45 Kragar

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Yeah but the verification was done in the spirit of evil liberal PC. //

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No Depression  May 12, 2016 • 11:52:05am

re: #33 jaunte

Meanwhile in Texas, new legal frontiers lie on the horizon:

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Live Updates: 2016 Republican Party of Texas Convention.
Pew-pew-pew!
texasobserver.org

I’ve always thought the Texas GOP was bugfuck crazy, even when I was a conservative.

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 11:52:28am
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Dr. Matt  May 12, 2016 • 11:54:20am

Why the hell is #IWasBlockedFor trending??

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Dave In Austin  May 12, 2016 • 11:56:21am

Well Yeah…..

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 11:57:04am

re: #50 Dave In Austin

Well Yeah…..

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Poor widdle Nazis just can’t catch a break.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 11:57:52am
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sizzzzlerz  May 12, 2016 • 11:59:32am

That explains why Trump is like he is.

The butler did it!

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unproven innocence  May 12, 2016 • 12:00:09pm

[Trump] Hang ‘em all? That’s just crazy talk. If I said something like that, people might think I was some kind of monster. But saying I could shoot someone on Fifth Av in broad daylight, and get away with it, that’s totally cool.[/Trump]

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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 12:03:30pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson has posted another video rant in which he discusses his Comedy Central beclownment. He drinks beer throughout the video, and says he’s going to be a Trump delegate in Cleveland.

Gosh I hope so; think he’ll drop a deuce on the Convention floor?

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 12, 2016 • 12:03:34pm

How does one hire a birther butler?

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 12:04:52pm

re: #56 I Would Prefer Not To

How does one hire a birther butler?

Think Trump’s got a binder for that.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 12:05:20pm

re: #55 Big Beautiful Door

Gosh I hope so; think he’ll drop a deuce on the Convention floor?

Why not? The RNC already smells like crap.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 12:06:13pm

What happened to the good old days when the Butler was supposed to be well mannered? // Seriously though no surprise that Trump has a racist asshole working for him because Trump is a racist asshole.

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 12:06:52pm

re: #56 I Would Prefer Not To

How does one hire a birther butler?

Florida Man

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 12:07:08pm

I am honestly surprised that Trump’s “former butler” wouldn’t be living in a refrigerator box somewhere….

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 12:07:53pm

re: #18 lawhawk

Speaking of shitweasels:

Upding for “shitweasals”.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 12:08:11pm

So, the NYT did up a profile of Senecal in March, curiously ignoring/avoiding his social media outbursts of bigotry, racism, misogyny, and unabashed hate.

That’s a question that the NYT should look into. Why did the Times bury that stuff?

Any number postings by him showed up well before they published their piece.

Curious.

Very curious.

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CuriousLurker  May 12, 2016 • 12:08:24pm

ROTHCHILD [sic]? Their antisemitism is showing itself again…

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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 12:08:26pm

re: #40 HappyWarrior

I am old enough to remember when I thought Rick Perry was peak Texas wingnut.

Just the tip of the iceberg.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 12:09:26pm

re: #62 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I couldn’t let GDF have all the fun with cursing… or applying glorious nicknames to people who deserve them.

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Patricia Kayden  May 12, 2016 • 12:10:54pm

re: #52 lawhawk

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Thank you, Daily Beast for publicizing the fact that Trump is nothing but a racist and surrounds himself with nothing but racists. And yet, this is the man that Republican leaders are going to rally around in an attempt to foist him on us as Presidential.

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 12:11:19pm

re: #63 lawhawk

So, the NYT did up a profile of Senecal in March, curiously ignoring/avoiding his social media outbursts of bigotry, racism, misogyny, and unabashed hate.

That’s a question that the NYT should look into. Why did the Times bury that stuff?

Any number postings by him showed up well before they published their piece.

Curious.

Very curious.

NYT: You mean you wanted us to go on the Internet?

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 12:11:53pm

re: #64 CuriousLurker

ROTHCHILD [sic]? Their antisemitism is showing itself again…

bizarre.

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b.d.  May 12, 2016 • 12:12:58pm

re: #22 InfidelOfFreedom

Let’s see if the media cover this as dutifully as they covered the Jeremiah Wright non-story. I won’t hold my breath.

How could Obama Trump sit in that pew la-z-boy every Sunday day for all those years and listen to that guy spew his hatred?

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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 12:13:10pm

re: #68 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

NYT: You mean you wanted us to go on the Internet?

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The Times is looking into this new-fangled wild wild world of web; its probably just a fad.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 12:13:36pm

re: #64 CuriousLurker

ROTHCHILD [sic]? Their antisemitism is showing itself again…

Soros too.

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 12:13:54pm

re: #67 Patricia Kayden

Thank you, Daily Beast for publicizing the fact that Trump is nothing but a racist and surrounds himself with nothing but racists. And yet, this is the man that Republican leaders are going to rally around in an attempt to foist him on us as Presidential.

Tom Cole was on CSPAN this morning, blandly assuring everyone that politicians in office govern far differently that they campaign, and that Trump was sure to (my words) settle down.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 12:14:20pm

re: #69 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

bizarre.

I know some right wingers who seriously think antisemitism is a signature defining characteristic of the left. Totally ignoring the right’s role in Antisemitism throughout the ages.

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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 12:14:40pm

re: #73 jaunte

Tom Cole was on CSPAN this morning, blandly assuring everyone that politicians in office govern far differently that they campaign, and that Trump was sure to (my words) settle down.

You know who else was going to settle down after he gained power?

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 12:14:41pm

We just won’t know what’s going to be in the Trump surprise package!

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 12:14:59pm

re: #73 jaunte

Tom Cole was on CSPAN this morning, blandly assuring everyone that politicians in office govern far differently that they campaign, and that Trump was sure to (my words) settle down.

So it’s okay to sound like a white supremacist ass as long as you “settle down” and Cole is supposed to be a “voice of reason” I’m told.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 12, 2016 • 12:15:16pm

re: #73 jaunte

Tom Cole was on CSPAN this morning, blandly assuring everyone that politicians in office govern far differently that they campaign, and that Trump was sure to (my words) settle down.

I’ll remember that on my next job interview. “I’ll settle down after you hire me. Really.”

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 12:15:20pm

re: #75 Big Beautiful Door

You know who else was going to settle down after he gained power?

Yep, the German right thought they could control him too.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 12:15:50pm

re: #78 I Would Prefer Not To

I’ll remember that on my next job interview. “I’ll settle down after you hire me. Really.”

Yep why didn’t I think of that? I’m going to act like a complete jackass in my next job interview and insult everyone in sight.

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 12:16:02pm

I’m sure that was the main purpose of the big meeting today.

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 12:16:16pm

Simmah Down!

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 12:16:51pm
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Big Beautiful Door  May 12, 2016 • 12:17:13pm

Has this not been the most bizarre presidential campaign ever? It still amazes me how Trump manages to continue to make jaw dropping news almost every day, with each new revelation seemingly more awful than the last.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 12, 2016 • 12:17:29pm

re: #78 I Would Prefer Not To

I’ll remember that on my next job interview. “I’ll settle down after you hire me. Really.”

Can you imagine bullshitting your way through a job interview using Trumpisms?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 12:18:14pm

re: #80 HappyWarrior

Yep why didn’t I think of that? I’m going to act like a complete jackass in my next job interview and insult everyone in sight.

Worked for George Costanza.

George Costanza Yankees Job Interview

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unproven innocence  May 12, 2016 • 12:20:14pm

re: #71 Big Beautiful Door

The Times is looking into this new-fangled wild wild world of web; its probably just a fad.

[Times] Maybe we could get the people to agree to use only our GoodTimes browser. Maybe sneak it into our Terms of Service. No one ever reads those things, anyway. Thanks Microsoft™ [EndTimes]

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 12:22:36pm

re: #67 Patricia Kayden

Thank you, Daily Beast for publicizing the fact that Trump is nothing but a racist and surrounds himself with nothing but racists. And yet, this is the man that Republican leaders are going to rally around in an attempt to foist him on us as Presidential.

Actually, David Corn broke this story at Mother Jones.

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CuriousLurker  May 12, 2016 • 12:25:06pm

I wonder how much more nasty crap will be brought to light about Trump between now and November? It helps when journalists actually do their job.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 12:25:39pm

Freddie the Farmer is an idiot, episode 1,000,001. From Lawyers, Guns, and Money:

As the historian Kevin Kruse (whose book One Nation Under God is strongly recommended) observed, the obvious answers are “yes,” “yes,” “yes,” and “this is not a thing but assuming you mean the Fair Housing Act, yes.” The idea that the Social Security — which not only offered modest benefits but intentionally excluded large numbers of African-Americans — was not an example of incremental reform is quite remarkable. Even more revealing is the Medicaid example. Nothing makes it clearer that this fake-nostalgia for the REAL LIBERAL Democratic Party of yore is just a rhetorical cudgel with which to beat Democrats and not any kind of serious historical analysis than this. Apparently, a public health insurance that required states to cover only a subset of people well below the poverty line was REAL, UNCOMPROMISING LIBERALISM while a public health insurance program that required states to cover everyone up to 138% of the poverty line is the hopelessly compromised neoliberal work of useless corporate sellouts. Right.

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Skip Intro  May 12, 2016 • 12:25:56pm

re: #71 Big Beautiful Door

The Times is looking into this new-fangled wild wild world of web; its probably just a fad.

The Times is playing kissy-kissy with Trump, hoping he’ll stop saying bad things about them.

We’re getting really close to electing America’s first dictator, and the media should get most of the credit for it.

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 12:25:56pm
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CuriousLurker  May 12, 2016 • 12:28:51pm

re: #83 Kragar

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The never-ending flow of ridiculous scare-mongering. *sigh, eyeroll*

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Joe Bacon  May 12, 2016 • 12:29:13pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

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As some day it may happen that a moron must be found,
Trump has a little list,
He’s got a little list…

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TedStriker  May 12, 2016 • 12:29:23pm

re: #42 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Speaking of Scientology:

Scientology leader banished his wife to a secret prison a decade ago — according to his father

How is this not false imprisonment?

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b.d.  May 12, 2016 • 12:29:53pm

re: #89 CuriousLurker

I wonder how much more nasty crap will be brought to light about Trump between now and November? It helps when journalists actually do their job.

I am sure that this is the 1st leak from Camp Clinton, those wingnut chumps running against Trump never did any oppo research.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 12:30:06pm

re: #95 TedStriker

How is this not false imprisonment?

Religious Liberty™.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 12, 2016 • 12:31:06pm

The real life GOP Frankenstein story continues. First the Republican Party created, but could not control, its right wing. Then the right wing (Cruz et al) could not control Trump.
Now I fear that Trump cannot control his supporters, even when he wants to. Things might get unimaginably ugly this summer.

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 12:32:44pm

re: #90 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Freddie the Farmer is an idiot, episode 1,000,001. From Lawyers, Guns, and Money:

Yeah, real crazy thread.

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jaunte  May 12, 2016 • 12:36:08pm

re: #89 CuriousLurker

I wonder how much more nasty crap will be brought to light about Trump between now and November? It helps when journalists actually do their job.

There was a story the other day on NPR about how Trump made $8 million simply by helping one of the owners of the Empire State building threaten to break the lease.
Legal, but all that money just got sucked out of the renters and their customers. For nothing.

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CuriousLurker  May 12, 2016 • 12:36:59pm

re: #98 Shiplord Kirel

The real life GOP Frankenstein story continues. First the Republican Party created, but could not control, its right wing. Then the right wing (Cruz et al) could not control Trump.
Now I fear that Trump cannot control his supporters, even when he wants to. Things might get unimaginably ugly this summer.

I’m counting on POTUS to keep his legendary cool and get the country through to November without it coming apart at the seams.

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 12:37:43pm
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Stanley Sea  May 12, 2016 • 12:38:57pm

re: #86 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Worked for George Costanza.

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CuriousLurker  May 12, 2016 • 12:39:24pm

re: #100 jaunte

There was a story the other day on NPR about how Trump made $8 million simply by helping one of the owners of the Empire State building threaten to break the lease.
Legal, but all that money just got sucked out of the renters and their customers. For nothing.

Doesn’t surprise me at all. I’m sure he’s hiding the tax returns for a good reason. As soon as he releases anything people will put it under a microscope.

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TedStriker  May 12, 2016 • 12:39:51pm

re: #102 Kragar

It’s not really surprising, seeing Greenwald and his merry band of douchebag dudebros support another douchebag dudebro in Trump.

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Stanley Sea  May 12, 2016 • 12:40:18pm

re: #95 TedStriker

How is this not false imprisonment?

She’s brainwashed. & he’s out fucking around.

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 12:43:17pm

re: #90 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Freddie is a self-described Socialist, which I think helps to illustrate the divide between HRC and Bernie backers to a degree. The Socialist Left, if I may use that term, seems to assume that Democrats should enact a Socialist program for the economy, and are upset that HRC, and Obama and Bill Clinton before her, have not signed on to that agenda. And the Clinton-Obama-Clinton failure to do so is conceived of as “corrupt”.

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InfidelOfFreedom  May 12, 2016 • 12:43:24pm

re: #102 Kragar

They’re only for Trump until the One True Savior Edward Snowden is allowed to return and run for President.

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Decatur Deb  May 12, 2016 • 12:43:28pm

re: #101 CuriousLurker

I’m counting on POTUS to keep his legendary cool and get the country through to November without it coming apart at the seams.

The country will be fine. A few dumbasses and a few innocent people, perhaps not.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 12, 2016 • 12:44:36pm

re: #101 CuriousLurker

I’m counting on POTUS to keep his legendary cool and get the country through to November without coming apart at the seams.

Certainly the right man at the right time. The take down of the Bundy militia is a prime example of this administration’s approach. Swaggering, arrogant defiers of federal authority suddenly and comprehensively rounded up and jailed with almost none of the predicted violence.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 12:44:46pm

re: #103 Stanley Sea

SPOT ON

Makes you wonder if Trump isn’t “doing the opposite” of everything conventional wisdom says it takes to get elected—and it’s working!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 12:45:38pm

re: #108 InfidelOfFreedom

They’re only for Trump until the One True Savior Edward Snowden is allowed to return and run for President.

I would pay real money to see that.

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Timothy Watson  May 12, 2016 • 12:46:57pm

re: #108 InfidelOfFreedom

They’re only for Trump until the One True Savior Edward Snowden is allowed to return and run for President.

Didn’t Trump say that there was a Hellfire missile with Snowden’s name on it?

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2016 • 12:49:17pm

re: #104 CuriousLurker

Doesn’t surprise me at all. I’m sure he’s hiding the tax returns for a good reason. As soon as he releases anything people will put it under a microscope.

Didn’t he say in his FOX News interview with Greta Van Susteren he couldn’t even release his previous years tax returns because the audit he is undergoing takes all those into account too?

And he said that so easily and with no hint of hesitation to find the words.

He is a very slick liar. If he is The Greatest at anything there it is.

But wouldn’t even the fact that he tried to sell that BS about the audit going back through several years of returns throw up some troubling questions?

It should…as much as he doesn’t seem to want to release any of them. He must have some major tax return issues for that to be the case.

And even if he is being audited…I’m pretty sure he has copies of all those returns that he could release.

He puts up so many dangerous signals yet some of the media just side step them…but those Clintons and all that baggage needs to be looked into again and again and again…

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InfidelOfFreedom  May 12, 2016 • 12:49:57pm

re: #113 Timothy Watson

Yea but if he thinks it will win him emoprog votes, he’ll just claim he was naming it in honor of him.

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Timothy Watson  May 12, 2016 • 12:51:24pm

re: #114 ObserverArt

How far back can the IRS go to audit my return?

Generally, the IRS can include returns filed within the last three years in an audit. Additional years can be added if a substantial error is identified. Generally, if a substantial error is identified, the IRS will not go back more than the last six years.

irs.gov

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2016 • 12:53:10pm

re: #116 Timothy Watson

irs.gov

There you go. Substantial error. Report that FOX News.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 12, 2016 • 12:54:50pm

LOLWHUT

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The Vicious Babushka  May 12, 2016 • 12:55:08pm

Jeremiah Wright was a butler?

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 12:55:50pm

re: #116 Timothy Watson

Trump can release his personal income tax information at any time. The IRS doesn’t prohibit a person from releasing their own information, even if it is under audit.

As you note, the IRS has various lookback periods, and it is entirely possible that in looking at some of his returns, the IRS red-flagged items, and then sought more information from prior years.

Not surprising or shocking considering that if you are taking certain items as deductions or credits, you’re probably doing that on multiple year returns. So, if there’s a problem with one year, it’s rippling through other years - forwards and back.

Still, I think the big reason that he doesn’t want to release is that it’d show that he’s not nearly as well off as he claims - that his income is far below what one would expect a billionaire to be bringing in annually in income. I suspect that he’s cash poor and highly leveraged with most of his wealth tied up in various corporate entities and real estate, not as liquid assets.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 12:56:52pm

re: #118 The Vicious Babushka

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InfidelOfFreedom  May 12, 2016 • 12:57:13pm

re: #120 lawhawk

Kind of like Bear Stearns was before they went belly up?

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 12:57:34pm
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b.d.  May 12, 2016 • 12:57:43pm

re: #118 The Vicious Babushka

LOLWHUT

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It’s not like Obama had to even make an entire dedicated speech, that was covered live by everyone with a camera, about Rev. Wright.

What planet are these guys living on?

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2016 • 12:58:44pm

re: #120 lawhawk

Trump can release his personal income tax information at any time. The IRS doesn’t prohibit a person from releasing their own information, even if it is under audit.

As you note, the IRS has various lookback periods, and it is entirely possible that in looking at some of his returns, the IRS red-flagged items, and then sought more information from prior years.

Not surprising or shocking considering that if you are taking certain items as deductions or credits, you’re probably doing that on multiple year returns. So, if there’s a problem with one year, it’s rippling through other years - forwards and back.

Still, I think the big reason that he doesn’t want to release is that it’d show that he’s not nearly as well off as he claims - that his income is far below what one would expect a billionaire to be bringing in annually in income. I suspect that he’s cash poor and highly leveraged with most of his wealth tied up in various corporate entities and real estate, not as liquid assets.

So, in others words he may need a new job. And being President would be a good way to bring in some loot on the side.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 12, 2016 • 12:59:09pm
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b.d.  May 12, 2016 • 1:00:06pm

re: #124 b.d.

It’s not like Obama had to even make an entire dedicated speech, that was covered live by everyone with a camera, about Rev. Wright.

What planet are these guys living on?

Obama Race Speech March 18, 2008 - Full length

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Jenner7  May 12, 2016 • 1:00:38pm

Has anyone asked Trump about the white nationalist delegate???

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InfidelOfFreedom  May 12, 2016 • 1:01:19pm

re: #124 b.d.

It’s not like Obama had to even make an entire dedicated speech, that was covered live by everyone with a camera, about Rev. Wright.

What planet are these guys living on?

Republicans are great at gaslighting the public. “That never happened, you’re just crazy!”

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 1:01:35pm

re: #127 b.d.

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MEDIA HAVE IGNORED REV WRIGHT FOR WHOLE 10 YEARS OF OBAMA PRESIDENCY!!!!

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 1:01:42pm

re: #90 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

This comment in the LGM article makes a great point:

The example of what happened when Ted Kennedy held out for more when dealing with Nixon and then Carter is pretty telling.

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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 1:02:05pm

Found these two tweets nearly back to back:

The latter was retweeted by Dana Delany, which is why it showed up today…

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Jenner7  May 12, 2016 • 1:02:15pm

Oh silly me, Trump had a racist butler for 30 years and the media whiffed.

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ObserverArt  May 12, 2016 • 1:02:22pm

re: #124 b.d.

It’s not like Obama had to even make an entire dedicated speech, that was covered live by everyone with a camera, about Rev. Wright.

What planet are these guys living on?

They are right here on earth. I think they are floating in a houseboat on d’e Nile.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 12, 2016 • 1:02:34pm

re: #119 The Vicious Babushka

Jeremiah Wright was a butler?

I thought Jeremiah was a bullfrog.

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allegro  May 12, 2016 • 1:02:35pm

re: #125 ObserverArt

So, in others words he may need a new job. And being President would be a good way to bring in some loot on the side.

It appears he’s burned a whole bunch of his money generating bridges since last year. No more teevee show, merchants dropping his clothing lines, probably more that we don’t even know.

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InfidelOfFreedom  May 12, 2016 • 1:03:14pm

re: #135 Shiplord Kirel

He was a good friend of mine.

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b.d.  May 12, 2016 • 1:04:42pm

re: #127 b.d.

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March 18, 2008

Obama Campaign Speech on Race Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama delivered an address on race and politics. In an attempt to calm the turmoil surrounding controversial comments by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama rejected Wright’s comments but said that Wright had inspired his Christian faith and has been his spiritual guide for nearly 20 years. He talked at length about historical issues of racial division, black grievances, and white resentment while emphasizing that progress has been made in racial reconciliation. 

c-span.org

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Shiplord Kirel  May 12, 2016 • 1:05:32pm

re: #137 InfidelOfFreedom

He was a good friend of mine.

Probably because you didn’t understand a word he said.

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InfidelOfFreedom  May 12, 2016 • 1:06:24pm

re: #139 Shiplord Kirel

Perhaps not, but he brought joy to the world.

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William Lewis  May 12, 2016 • 1:07:10pm

re: #140 InfidelOfFreedom

Perhaps not, but he brought joy to the world.

That we just the wine.

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allegro  May 12, 2016 • 1:08:12pm

re: #141 William Lewis

That we just the wine.

Without a fly cuz Jeremiah eated it.

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A Cranky One  May 12, 2016 • 1:08:15pm

edit - delete

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Jenner7  May 12, 2016 • 1:11:45pm
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A Cranky One  May 12, 2016 • 1:13:15pm

And about him the right wing will whine
Yes, they’ll really give a very fine whine

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 1:13:22pm

The replies to Shapiro’s tweet from right wingers are a picture of determined ignorance. They really think the media ignored Jeremiah Wright!

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Stanley Sea  May 12, 2016 • 1:14:01pm

re: #114 ObserverArt

Didn’t he say in his FOX News interview with Greta Van Susteren he couldn’t even release his previous years tax returns because the audit he is undergoing takes all those into account too?

And he said that so easily and with no hint of hesitation to find the words.

He is a very slick liar. If he is The Greatest at anything there it is.

But wouldn’t even the fact that he tried to sell that BS about the audit going back through several years of returns throw up some troubling questions?

It should…as much as he doesn’t seem to want to release any of them. He must have some major tax return issues for that to be the case.

And even if he is being audited…I’m pretty sure he has copies of all those returns that he could release.

He puts up so many dangerous signals yet some of the media just side step them…but those Clintons and all that baggage needs to be looked into again and again and again…

Remember, it’s not an audit, it’s a review. Seriously that was the talking point yesterday from at least 4 henchmen.

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allegro  May 12, 2016 • 1:14:37pm

re: #146 Charles Johnson

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The replies to Shapiro’s tweet from right wingers are a picture of determined ignorance. They really think the media ignored Jeremiah Wright!

If the media ignored it how do they know about it?

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 1:15:22pm
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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 1:15:39pm

re: #90 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

“leftier-than-thous”

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 1:16:58pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 12, 2016 • 1:17:38pm
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lawhawk  May 12, 2016 • 1:19:13pm

So, to recap. You’ve got an adviser, Lewandowski who assaulted a reporter.
You’ve got another adviser who lobbied for a Pakistani ISI front org (and took money from same), Paul Manafort, which makes him questionable for purposes of security clearances.

And you’ve got a butler who spews toxic nonsense on social media, including making threats against the sitting President of the US and his family.

Seems to me that the problem isn’t confined to these individuals but to the person who hired them, continues to work with them, and whose own ideas/opinions is just as bigoted/toxic/racist.

Yup, that’s the Trump campaign. When you care to be as racist as you want to be™.

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wrenchwench  May 12, 2016 • 1:19:49pm

re: #151 Kragar

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From May 6th.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 12, 2016 • 1:20:42pm

The horror! The scandal! Homeless couple caught having sex on the beach in Florida

But they’re homeless, where would you expect them to have sex?

At the Motel 6 like good, honest church going folk!

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 1:21:46pm

re: #152 goddamnedfrank

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 1:22:23pm

I’m really glad I Command-F’d “bullfrog” before I made a fool of myself….

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 1:26:22pm

re: #155 Shiplord Kirel

The horror! The scandal! Homeless couple caught having sex on the beach in Florida

But they’re homeless, where would you expect them to have sex?

At the Motel 6 like good, honest church going folk!

They should claim they’re just trying to have a baby. The Right should be OK with that justification.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 1:26:25pm
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InfidelOfFreedom  May 12, 2016 • 1:27:52pm

re: #155 Shiplord Kirel

The horror! The scandal! Homeless couple caught having sex on the beach in Florida

But they’re homeless, where would you expect them to have sex?

At the Motel 6 like good, honest church going folk!

Dunno about the Motel 6… That whole “leaving the lights on” thing is really frowned upon.

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2016 • 1:29:08pm

re: #159 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Shit.

Another gun dealer revives George Zimmerman’s auction to sell gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin

Didn’t figure it would stay off the market for long. To many ammosexuals willing to buy it just for the bragging rights.

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Sir John Barron  May 12, 2016 • 1:30:18pm

Some good news to report on my old female feline, Abbie, who spent a weekend in the hospital three weeks ago: her blood count has risen back up into the average level (her eating and weight have gone up, too). Things weren’t looking good but she’s come back from the ledge, so to speak. The internal med specialist remains concerned about her heart, which was checked last week and now requires additional meds. And she’s still old—16 years or so. But the gloom that had started to settle over the household has lifted.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  May 12, 2016 • 1:33:09pm

re: #17 b.d.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 1:38:07pm

Wrath Of The Whatever From High Atop The Thing

God Sends Grifty Jim Bakker Lamest Possible Prophecy: An Event Will Happen Soon!

Jim Bakker is stuck in a television studio with a whole lot of silk flowers and buckets of survival food, and he needs to move some merch before the end times. “Don’t put it off,” he warns, still providing no clues as to the nature of the Thingy. “Don’t delay. One day, it will be too late!”

We have no doubt of that. Events will happen, and also things, and it is written that a friend shall lose his friend’s hammer and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before, about eight o’clock. Verily.

Wish I could write like a Wonketeer.

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Great White Snark  May 12, 2016 • 1:38:53pm

re: #153 lawhawk

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So, to recap. You’ve got an adviser, Lewandowski who assaulted a reporter.
You’ve got another adviser who lobbied for a Pakistani ISI front org (and took money from same), Paul Manafort, which makes him questionable for purposes of security clearances.

And you’ve got a butler who spews toxic nonsense on social media, including making threats against the sitting President of the US and his family.

Seems to me that the problem isn’t confined to these individuals but to the person who hired them, continues to work with them, and whose own ideas/opinions is just as bigoted/toxic/racist.

Yup, that’s the Trump campaign. When you care to be as racist as you want to beTM.

Character Counts!™

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Mike Lamb  May 12, 2016 • 1:41:23pm

re: #146 Charles Johnson

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The replies to Shapiro’s tweet from right wingers are a picture of determined ignorance. They really think the media ignored Jeremiah Wright!

They remain certain that Wright, if properly covered, would have prevented Obama’s election. Because he was elected, the coverage wasn’t sufficient. Naturally.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 12, 2016 • 1:42:13pm

re: #107 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Except that, considering his views on more than a few issues, he may be to Hillary’s right.

To be a Socialist, you have to be taking about nationalisation of resources and industries. I, in fact, support nationalisation of some industries. Utilities, Health Insurance, Hospitals, and Mass Transit for a start. I haven’t not heard a peep from Sanders on that as a long term goal.

Yes, I know that doing that will take some time, but I am very patient on politics.

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Jenner7  May 12, 2016 • 1:44:27pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 1:46:49pm

Is “North Carolina Man” bucking to replace “Florida Man” as a meme?

NC pastor busted for assaulting woman seeking counseling: ‘He started sticking his tongue into my ear’

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  May 12, 2016 • 1:47:39pm

re: #168 Jenner7

Just to review: a white nationalist became a Trump delegate, his butler suggested Obama be hanged and David Duke offered to be VP this week

These people turn up regularly around DT and serve a valuable purpose: they keep him from having to make another outrageously stupid statement to distract from the fact that he has no record of public service and is totally unqualified for the office.

Anything to distract from that…

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 1:48:36pm

re: #170 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Is “North Carolina Man” bucking to replace “Florida Man” as a meme?

NC pastor busted for assaulting woman seeking counseling: ‘He started sticking his tongue into my ear’

But let’s worry about transgendered people in our bathrooms. //

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Timothy Watson  May 12, 2016 • 1:54:49pm

Someone was doing the Windows 10 dance last thread, this story I just saw is interesting:

When the Defense Department announced its plan to upgrade most of its computers to Windows 10 by 2017, the Marine Corps, characteristically, said it would go first. But the smallest of the Defense services has run into problems.

Upgrading the operating systems on three million desktops within the mandated timeframe rests largely on performing those updates remotely, without a technician having to visit each desktop and laptop. In the Marines’ case, early plans suggested they’d be able to do so with roughly 60 to 70 percent of the computers within the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN).

But Brig. Gen. Dennis Crall, the Marine Corps CIO, says it now appears the actual figure is more like 10 percent.

“Our challenges are with hardware, and hardware that is older than a couple years is having more difficulty accepting Windows 10 than hardware that is new,” he told an AFCEA DC forum in Arlington, Va. Wednesday. “And when you look at what ‘new’ means within DoD, we purchase yesterday’s technology tomorrow. A lot of our brand-new systems are having difficulty with the upgrade as soon as they come out of the box, and we didn’t anticipate that.”

federalnewsradio.com

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Belafon  May 12, 2016 • 1:55:05pm

re: #172 HappyWarrior

But let’s worry about transgendered people in our bathrooms. //

“See, I told you! If a pastor can’t keep his tongue out of a woman’s ear, how can we expect trans people not to act that way?”

We all know that everyone in the country acts exactly the same as straight men.

//

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wrenchwench  May 12, 2016 • 1:56:20pm

re: #172 HappyWarrior

But let’s worry about transgendered people in our bathrooms. //

Like I said before, it’s not the ones ‘dressed as women’ we need to worry about. It’s the ones dressed as clergy.

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MsJ  May 12, 2016 • 1:59:59pm

Are they never completely full of shit? Just askin’.

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goddamnedfrank  May 12, 2016 • 2:07:33pm
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ObserverArt  May 12, 2016 • 2:08:49pm

re: #151 Kragar

Jordan Ashby ‎@JM_Ashby

The Intercept says Trump is a dove and Dems don’t pander to white people enough

They’re becoming the National Review

11:37 AM - 12 May 2016

This would be The Donald that said he is very militaristic, wants nukes spread everywhere and can be counted on to allow advances torture techniques.

Got it? The Greatest Dove Ever. Such a Dove. We’ve never seen someone more Dove-like!

People sure have lost their freaking minds this election. They seem to be getting crazier and crazier every four years.

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goddamnedfrank  May 12, 2016 • 2:11:37pm
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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 2:11:52pm

re: #178 ObserverArt

This would be The Donald that said he is very militaristic, wants nukes spread everywhere and can be counted on to allow advances torture techniques.

Got it? The Greatest Dove Ever. Such a Dove. We’ve never seen someone more Dove-like!

People sure have lost their freaking minds this election. They seem to be getting crazier and crazier every four years.

It’s amazing how Clinton hatred can make people forget basic reality.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 12, 2016 • 2:13:36pm

re: #180 HappyWarrior

The Intercept is full of lunatics, including Greenwald, who is a libertarian, not a liberal.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 2:15:02pm

re: #181 Ziggy_TARDIS

The Intercept is full of lunatics, including Greenwald, who is a libertarian, not a liberal.

True just saying that anyone who thinks Trump is more dovish is on some serious drugs.

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MsJ  May 12, 2016 • 2:15:16pm

re: #181 Ziggy_TARDIS

The Intercept is full of lunatics, including Greenwald, who is a libertarian, not a liberal.

I don’t think GG is a libertarian at all. And I am starting to think the Intercept is a Russian front. Snowden, via GG, goes to Russia, and the Intercept goes all wonko over American politics.

I’m must not buying the libertarian line any longer.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 2:17:27pm

re: #183 MsJ

I don’t think GG is a libertarian at all. And I am starting to think the Intercept is a Russian front. Snowden, via GG, goes to Russia, and the Intercept goes all wonko over American politics.

I’m must not buying the libertarian line any longer.

GG is anti-American. He’s always happy to bitch about America but never a word about Russia. He’s a principle lacking weasel.

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MsJ  May 12, 2016 • 2:17:39pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 2:18:09pm
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MsJ  May 12, 2016 • 2:18:18pm

re: #184 HappyWarrior

GG is anti-American. He’s always happy to bitch about America but never a word about Russia. He’s a principle lacking weasel.

One doesn’t have to say nice things about Putin or Russia to be a pro-Russian outfit.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 2:19:16pm

re: #185 MsJ

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I wish he’d just admit defeat but no he has to be a selfish prick and continue to delude his supporters that he’s winning.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 2:19:50pm

re: #187 MsJ

One doesn’t have to say nice things about Putin or Russia to be a pro-Russian outfit.

No, you just need to hire the PR man for the Donbass “rebels” as your campaign manager….

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 2:19:51pm

re: #187 MsJ

One doesn’t have to say nice things about Putin or Russia to be a pro-Russian outfit.

Sometimes silence just says everything.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2016 • 2:23:32pm

re: #176 MsJ

Are they never completely full of shit? Just askin’.

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hmmm…this little tidbit sent me down the google rabbit hole:

In 1990, Mr. Senecal took a sabbatical to become the mayor of a town in West Virginia, where he gained some notoriety for a proposal requiring all panhandlers to carry begging permits. He said that Mr. Trump wrote to him, “This is so great, Tony.”

Mr. Senecal returned in 1992, and took up his old residence in the butler’s room, but was soon asked to move out after Mr. Trump married Marla Maples, who “really didn’t belong here,” Mr. Senecal said. Also, Mr. Trump wanted to rent the room out to members.

First stop, LA Times in 1993:

The afternoon of Aug. 16, a 6-foot-1 man wearing a suit and tie, white golf hat and sunglasses used a BB gun to rob the Bank of Baltimore in Damascus, Md., about an hour’s drive from Martinsburg. He took a teller hostage, but released her unharmed a short distance away. Then he fled in his blue BMW with $14,482, but ran the car into a ditch after a brief chase.

As police questioned the man, they said, he confessed to an earlier robbery July 20 at the Bank of Baltimore in Gaithersburg, Md., in which he made off with $46,957.

They identified the man as Michael Welshans.

The next day, recalled Tony Senecal, a businessman and the former mayor of Martinsburg, “I went to the box and got the paper. There was Mike’s picture, and I read the headline. My stomach did a roll. I just physically felt queasy.”

“businessman” really? Do tell…

articles.herald-mail.com
washingtonpost.com
nypost.com

oh lordie…there’s a page in all of this nonsense and I’m still down the rabbit hole.

Need. Moar. Scotch…

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 12, 2016 • 2:24:03pm

Second highest trending thing in the US on Twitter is this.

Brings a smile to my face. And this is what she said to cause it.

I should note that eventually, a 14 year old Disney Starlet came up and gave Banks the most beautiful of verbal beatdowns.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 2:29:31pm

Google’s new ‘Gboard’ for iPhone lets you Google while you Google

If you’re an iPhone owner who has been wishing for a way to involve Google in basically everything you do on your Apple device, the search giant has good news — an all-new iOS keyboard with Google inside.

….

Perhaps predicting the backlash that would come with the release of a system keyboard from the world’s largest collector of personal information, Gooogle is quick to point out that it will collect only “anonymous statistics” in order to “diagnose problems when the app crashes and…know which features are used most often.”

Uh huh.

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  May 12, 2016 • 2:30:20pm

re: #173 Timothy Watson

Moral of the story: NEVER upgrade.

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sagehen  May 12, 2016 • 2:31:28pm

re: #186 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Presidential:

Filipino president wants to apologize to Pope Francis for calling him ‘son of a whore’

On the other hand, Alexander Hamilton really was a son of a whore, and it doesn’t diminish his legacy in any way…

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 2:34:45pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 12, 2016 • 2:37:07pm

re: #193 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Google’s new ‘Gboard’ for iPhone lets you Google while you Google

*Insert Xzibit_Yo_Dawg_meme.gif here*

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2016 • 2:37:08pm

Awaiting the eventual twitter shit storm.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 12, 2016 • 2:38:29pm

re: #192 Ziggy_TARDIS

This link has more of the stuff she said. I think she Gibsoned her career.

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Jack Burton  May 12, 2016 • 2:38:57pm

re: #197 goddamnedfrank

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2016 • 2:40:20pm

Really, I’m trying to figure out how being a butler for Trump segues into taking a sabbatical to be mayor of Martinsburg, West-By-Fuckin-Gawd-Virginia, where Senecal is suddenly a businessman instead of a former (and very soon to be once again) Trump butler.

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2016 • 2:42:15pm

Back in a bit. The yard isn’t going to mow itself.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 2:42:38pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

Really, I’m trying to figure out how being a butler for Trump segues into taking a sabbatical to be mayor of Martinsburg, West-By-Fuckin-Gawd-Virginia, where Senecal is suddenly a businessman instead of a former (and very soon to be once again) Trump butler.

That NYT story on this guy might have pulled the pin on a grenade….

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 2:44:54pm

Martinsburg? That’s a pretty decent sized town. I’ve been through it before.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 2:44:58pm

re: #202 Bubblehead II

Back in a bit. The yard isn’t going to mow itself.

You’re just fleeing the wrath of the Sandernistas.

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 2:45:07pm

Uh oh… the Chuck-thing may have gotten suspended by Facebook again!

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Jebediah, RBG  May 12, 2016 • 2:45:55pm

re: #202 Bubblehead II

Well jeez, aren’t you even going to give it a chance? Relax a while - if you give it enough time, maybe it will mow itself!

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 2:45:57pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

Uh oh… the Chuck-thing may have gotten suspended by Facebook again!

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Haw haw.

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Stanley Sea  May 12, 2016 • 2:46:54pm

re: #177 goddamnedfrank

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I haven’t received mine yet! I need to get to the mailbox now.

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Skip Intro  May 12, 2016 • 2:47:42pm

re: #159 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Shit.

Another gun dealer revives George Zimmerman’s auction to sell gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin

Link to gun site never connects.

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Charles Johnson  May 12, 2016 • 2:47:48pm

Too bad - the page is back now. That’s the second time today I’ve seen that error message, though. Something’s going on.

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Jack Burton  May 12, 2016 • 2:49:19pm

re: #211 Charles Johnson

Too bad - the page is back now. That’s the second time today I’ve seen that error message, though. Something’s going on.

Another database problem that BernieBros will blame on Clinton operatives?

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Stanley Sea  May 12, 2016 • 2:49:24pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

Uh oh… the Chuck-thing may have gotten suspended by Facebook again!

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I got in.

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Kragar  May 12, 2016 • 2:49:52pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

Still up as far as I can see

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2016 • 2:50:34pm

OMG and LOL!

Tony Senecal no longer brings Donald Trump breakfast, presses his suits or restocks his Diet-Coke stash at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. He retired in 2009. But the billionaire’s former butler still spends his days in gilded splendor.

Senecal is working at a West Palm Beach antique showroom, where he can meander beneath dozens of chandeliers, stop to admire a 19th Century relic of neoclassical France, and pause to catch his reflection in an ornate, Louis XVI-style mirror.

Best of all for a loyal ex-butler now enjoying his 15 minutes of fame, thanks to the global spotlight on Trumpian tangents during the 2016 presidential race, Senecal can linger in Mar-a-Lago memories.

“Those were the best years of my life,” says Senecal, who now serves as the estate’s historian.

At 74, he is a man of many lives. A native of upstate New York, he once worked as a schoolteacher. He owned a cigar shop. He took off a couple of his butler years to run for and serve as mayor of Martinsburg, a small city in West Virginia where he made headlines for his failed attempt to impose a licensing fee on “wino” panhandlers.

And but for a twist of fate, he might have gone off to serve another strongman-in-the-making. It’s what brought him to Palm Beach in the first place as a revolution churned in Cuba: A teenage Senecal was to meet about a dozen other guys at a local bar and plot a secret mission to join Fidel Castro’s rebels.

“But no one showed up,” he recalls.

He did have some luck at another bar, where he met a security guard for cereal heir Marjorie Merriweather Post. That contact help him score a chance to join the staff at Mar-a-Lago, the iconic oceanfront mansion Post built in 1927. Fate may have denied Senecal a role as foot soldier in the Cuban mountains, but not one as footman at Mar-a-Lago.

mypalmbeachpost.com

oh, it would be too perfect if Senecal was a friend in arms of Ted Cruz’s dad back in the day…

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 2:52:10pm

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

OMG and LOL!

mypalmbeachpost.com

oh, it would be too perfect if Senecal was a friend in arms of Ted Cruz’s dad back in the day…

Oh man wouldn’t it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2016 • 2:52:38pm

This is THE BEST google rabbit hole I’ve explored in a very very long time.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 12, 2016 • 2:55:42pm

For shitz & teh giggles, google and compare images of Anthony “Tony” Senecal and Donald’s father Fred Trump.

It’s spooky.

Another conspiracy theory arises….

:D

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Joe Bacon  May 12, 2016 • 2:55:48pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

Uh oh… the Chuck-thing may have gotten suspended by Facebook again!

Embedded Image

Uh oh…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  May 12, 2016 • 2:57:56pm
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Skip Intro  May 12, 2016 • 2:58:41pm

re: #218 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m trying to find all of the media coverage on this Trump asshole that BW claims to have seen and I’m coming up empty.

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MsJ  May 12, 2016 • 2:59:37pm

re: #199 Ziggy_TARDIS

This link has more of the stuff she said. I think she Gibsoned her career.

Uhm…wow. Never heard of her but holy cow that’s some serious cray cray.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 12, 2016 • 3:01:11pm

re: #222 MsJ

She has also endorsed Trump.

Considering most of her career was over in Europe, and that she just got booted from a show in the UK, he career is in jeopardy, if not already over.

She did what Gibson did to kill his career.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 12, 2016 • 3:02:07pm

re: #223 Ziggy_TARDIS

She has also endorsed Trump.

Considering most of her career was over in Europe, and that she just got booted from a show in the UK, he career is in jeopardy, if not already over.

She did what Gibson did to kill his career.

Opened his mouth

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gocart mozart  May 12, 2016 • 3:03:05pm

re: #118 The Vicious Babushka

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 12, 2016 • 3:05:00pm

re: #222 MsJ

It should be noted that this Disney Starlet, Skai Jackson, then blasted Azealia Banks.

And the 14 year came out looking much smarter and mature, and pretty much trashed Banks.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 12, 2016 • 3:05:25pm

re: #220 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

That was every day for 12 years when I had my Malamute. He’d always find something to be overly dramatic about. And I miss that noise.

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Timothy Watson  May 12, 2016 • 3:05:39pm

re: #199 Ziggy_TARDIS

This link has more of the stuff she said. I think she Gibsoned her career.

This is the same nut who suggested that Sarah Palin should be raped, right?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  May 12, 2016 • 3:08:04pm

re: #228 Timothy Watson

Yeah, same one.

She has attacked pretty much everyone.

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HappyWarrior  May 12, 2016 • 3:17:16pm

re: #225 gocart mozart

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Noticed that Baby Ben ignored the Butler’s Antisemitism. Go team Conservative go!

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TedStriker  May 12, 2016 • 4:23:04pm

re: #161 Bubblehead II

Didn’t figure it would stay off the market for long. To many ammosexuals willing to buy it just for the bragging rights.

A trophy, since they can’t have Trayvon’s head to mount over the mantle.

A goddamn trophy.

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Reality Based Steve  May 12, 2016 • 4:27:59pm

re: #173 Timothy Watson

Someone was doing the Windows 10 dance last thread, this story I just saw is interesting:
“Our challenges are with hardware, and hardware that is older than a couple years is having more difficulty accepting Windows 10 than hardware that is new,” he told an AFCEA DC forum in Arlington, Va. Wednesday. “And when you look at what ‘new’ means within DoD, we purchase yesterday’s technology tomorrow. A lot of our brand-new systems are having difficulty with the upgrade as soon as they come out of the box, and we didn’t anticipate that.”

federalnewsradio.com

I remember when the Army was moving to putting a couple of PC’s in each unit. They were still buying Zenith 286’s when the rest of the world has moved WAY beyond that. Also the unique ability to put a collection of (Different, Incompatable) software on each machine that made sharing data via sneaker-net (the only option) almost impossible. I still wake up in a cold sweat from Enable QA (which we referred to as “Disabled”) and some god-forsaken word processing program that was designed to emulate the stand alone Wang word processing machine.

RBS

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2016 • 5:41:42pm

re: #205 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

You’re just fleeing the wrath of the Sandernistas.

They’ll be there when I get back, 192 tweets, guess who is going to be skipping over them.

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2016 • 5:45:57pm

re: #207 Jebediah, RBG

Well jeez, aren’t you even going to give it a chance? Relax a while - if you give it enough time, maybe it will mow itself!

Yeah and tRump is going to be our next POTUS. Setting wheels to lowest setting.

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2016 • 5:54:09pm

re: #231 TedStriker

A trophy, since they can’t have Trayvon’s head to mount over the mantle.

A goddamn trophy.

Yep.Nothing more I can add, Other than disgusting.

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Bubblehead II  May 12, 2016 • 6:16:42pm

Night Lizard. Staycation is over and 0300 is about 8 hrs from now. As always, may the Deity of your choice smile down upon you and yours.

You can not know the future, only guess. And you’ll generally be wrong.

Bubblehead II 05/12/16

Doris Day - Que Sera Sera


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