And Now, Corey Lewandowski Is Reviving Trump’s Birther Claims on CNN

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It’s amazing to see this, folks. Tonight on CNN, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (who is still being paid by the Trump campaign) actually went Birther on us.

LEMON: OK, let me ask you something. Let me ask you something — What is the importance of Barack Obama’s Harvard transcript?

LEWANDOWSKI: It’s not, she brought the issue up.

LEMON: I’m asking you, how is — hold on. How is it germane to the election, and the American people?

LEWANDOWSKI: Look, The only reason it’s germane is because she brought the issue up, and said Donald Trump raised the issue of his Harvard transcripts. And I just simply said “have those transcripts ever been released?” And the question was “did he get in as a U.S. citizen, or was he brought in to Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country?

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JasonA  Aug 2, 2016 • 8:49:04pm
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Joe Bacon  Aug 2, 2016 • 8:50:45pm

Lewandowski is Speedy Alka Seltzer and Trump is the tablet that’s plop plopping and fizz fizzing in the water!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 2, 2016 • 8:52:18pm

Welp, I guess Trump’s going to get more votes than Obama in November for sure now. Sad!

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 8:52:55pm

They know they’re running against Clinton, right?

Right???

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JasonA  Aug 2, 2016 • 8:54:05pm
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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 8:55:03pm

Fuck, if I worked for that campaign, I’d be suicidal too. Imagine what your job prospects look like after careening this drunken offal barge in a lazy loop around the ship of state.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 2, 2016 • 8:55:15pm

re: #4 Testy Toad T

They know they’re running against Clinton, right?

Right???

Gosh if you listen to all these Religious Right Pulpit Pimps who’ve lined up behind Trump they will tell you that Cheeto Jesus is running against the Antichrist.

Someone should remind them that:

RONALD = 6
WILSON = 6
REAGAN = 6

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 8:56:13pm

re: #7 Joe Bacon

Gosh if you listen to all these Religious Right Pulpit Pimps who’ve lined up behind Trump they will tell you that Cheeto Jesus is running against the Antichrist.

Someone should remind them that:

RONALD = 6
WILSON = 6
REAGAN = 6

Funny how those weird coincidences never mean much when it’s their person. No, I don’t believe Reagan was the antichrist. Worse, I believe he was something very real, a bad president that set back a lot of progress decades.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 2, 2016 • 8:59:33pm

Ross Douthat retweeted something he can only wish for while under the influence of Ayuascha:

And Allahpundit has the sadz…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:00:35pm

re: #9 Eric The Fruit Bat

Ross Douthat retweeted something he can only wish for while under the influence of Ayuascha:

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HAhaha yeah Mitt. If you think Mitt’s the savior to the GOP. Your party’s not worth saving, Ross.

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Brian J.  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:01:14pm

Amplifying what has happened in the Kansas primaries tonight, fourteen incumbent Republican legislators (8 in the House, 6 in the Senate) have lost or are losing their primaries tonight, in addition to Tim Huelskamp’s defeat in the 1st Congressional District.

kansascity.com

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majii  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:01:30pm

re: #7 Joe Bacon

“Gosh if you listen to all these Religious Right Pulpit Pimps who’ve lined up behind Trump they will tell you that Cheeto Jesus is running against the Antichrist.”

Republican politicians at every level of government have had no opponents since January 2009 because they have all run against President Obama since then. I read an article a couple months ago in which McConnell told senators up for reelection to run against the president again.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:03:33pm

re: #11 Brian J.

This seems appropriate right now…

Berlin-THE TIDE IS TURNING

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jaunte  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:05:15pm
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majii  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:05:42pm

re: #11 Brian J.

I read an article a few years ago that mentioned there was a concerted effort to rid the Kansas legislature of all moderates. It appears that that strategy is coming back to bite the extremists in the *ss. I imagine the Koch Bros. are consuming a little more wine than usual this evening.

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Interesting Times  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:05:42pm

re: #12 majii

Republican politicians at every level of government have had no opponents since January 2009 because they have all run against President Obama since then. I read an article a couple months ago in which McConnell told senators up for reelection to run against the president again.

What I don’t get is why they don’t just:

a) denounce drumpf
b) say something to the effect of, forget him, just vote for us downticket so we can stop Hillary from implementing Obama’s third term

Because really, it seems the GOP forfeited the presidency a long time ago and is happily settling for fucking things up as much as possible at the local, state, and congressional level.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:06:27pm

If you momentarily want to experience what it’s like to be tripping balls on LSD, imagine what the last month would have looked like if Sanders had won the Democratic nomination.

It would be this shit crossed with out-loud red-baiting versus The Power Of The Birds. Imagination simply fails me.

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Kilroy01  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:07:10pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:08:10pm

re: #17 Testy Toad T

If you momentarily want to imagine what it’s like to be tripping balls on LSD, imagine what the last month would have looked like if Sanders had won the Democratic nomination.

It would be this shit crossed with out-loud red-baiting versus The Power Of The Birds. Imagination simply fails me.

Been thinking the same.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:09:15pm

re: #16 Interesting Times

What I don’t get is why they don’t just:

a) denounce drumpf
b) say something to the effect of, forget him, just vote for us downticket so we can stop Hillary from implementing Obama’s third term

Because really, it seems the GOP forfeited the presidency a long time ago and is happily settling for fucking things up as much as possible at the local, state, and congressional level.

The Party acts as a cohesive unit only to the extent that it has powerful leadership that is able to offer carrots and threaten sticks to whip the congresscritters into line. A personality like LBJ might be able to pull that off, but at the moment nobody has been willing to stick their neck out and be the proverbial tallest tree in the forest that first gets the axe.

If we see a trickle I do expect it to become a flood, but who begins the trickle? Will it happen at all? I do not know. We’re prognosticating without precedent.

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JasonA  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:10:50pm

re: #16 Interesting Times

What I don’t get is why they don’t just:

a) denounce drumpf
b) say something to the effect of, forget him, just vote for us downticket so we can stop Hillary from implementing Obama’s third term

Because really, it seems the GOP forfeited the presidency a long time ago and is happily settling for fucking things up as much as possible at the local, state, and congressional level.

Because they won’t get the turnout they need. Just look at mid-term elections. Without a presidential candidate who will get people to go to the polls it becomes an uphill battle.

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KGxvi  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:11:51pm

re: #16 Interesting Times

What I don’t get is why they don’t just:

a) denounce drumpf
b) say something to the effect of, forget him, just vote for us downticket so we can stop Hillary from implementing Obama’s third term

Because really, it seems the GOP forfeited the presidency a long time ago and is happily settling for fucking things up as much as possible at the local, state, and congressional level.

They can’t. They’ve been telling their base that they’re going to undo everything Obama did during his presidency. If they don’t back Trump and instead try to sell another four years of defense against Hillary Clinton, the base will realize they’re marks

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JasonA  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:12:01pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:12:38pm

re: #11 Brian J.

Amplifying what has happened in the Kansas primaries tonight, fourteen incumbent Republican legislators (8 in the House, 6 in the Senate) have lost or are losing their primaries tonight, in addition to Tim Huelskamp’s defeat in the 1st Congressional District.

kansascity.com

Please don’t get my hopes up for the downticket races in November….

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:12:52pm

re: #23 JasonA

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Wouldn’t be surprised if the really dumb white supremacists suggest that Corey is Jewish and he was a secret agent to undermine Trump.

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majii  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:13:09pm

re: #16 Interesting Times

I don’t think they have the courage to denounce Trump or their failed policies. As to the latter, if they abandoned them, they’d have to do serious work to replace them with more moderate policies, and I don’t see that happening, either. These are the same guys who’ve been working on an alternative to Obamacare for seven years, and they still don’t have a viable healthcare plan. I suspect McConnell, Ryan, and other GOP leaders in Congress know the demographics are rapidly changing, but instead of preparing for the changes, they’re digging in their heels and hoping they can stop the changes. They won’t be able to, but they’ll sure try, and they’ll use any dirty trick they can think of to retain, gain, maintain, and increase their power at all levels of government.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:13:25pm

re: #11 Brian J.

Amplifying what has happened in the Kansas primaries tonight, fourteen incumbent Republican legislators (8 in the House, 6 in the Senate) have lost or are losing their primaries tonight, in addition to Tim Huelskamp’s defeat in the 1st Congressional District.

kansascity.com

So much for that conservative “experiment”.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:13:41pm

re: #24 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Please don’t get my hopes up for the downticket races in November….

I’m actually feeling optimistic about our Congressional race. Though, Comstock has distanced herself from Trump but I think her opponent could turn that into an advantage. She hasn’t made a stand one way or the otehr.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:13:53pm

re: #20 Testy Toad T

If we see a trickle I do expect it to become a flood, but who begins the trickle? Will it happen at all? I do not know. We’re prognosticating without precedent.

Calling my shot, as it were: it’s going to happen, and it’s going to actually start with Christie. He has been humiliated from every direction, from the fabled McD’s runs to the VP head-fake to what I think must be the worst of all, today’s (?) announcement from his old right-hand-(wo)man that she was bailing on the party.

Bullies usually snap at some point, and Christie is one of the few in the party that can even attempt to play Trump’s game. Blowhards gonna blowhard at other blowhards.

“I thought it was unseemly but for the best, I thought I was taking one for the team, I thought I could bear these slings and arrows. I have to be honest with the American people, and with my fellow Republicans: I dealt with a lot of [bla bla I was a prosecutor!!!1 or whatever], and having now dealt with the man personally, [BULLYCANNON AIMED AT DONALD]”

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JasonA  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:13:57pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:14:50pm

re: #30 JasonA

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Pretty much.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:15:18pm

re: #21 JasonA

Because they won’t get the turnout they need. Just look at mid-term elections. Without a presidential candidate who will get people to go to the polls it becomes an uphill battle.

Those that are not standing for re-election would/will be kneecapping their colleagues that are. That’s a tough ragged edge on an action that needs to present a united front.

I think an elder statesman like McCain could have bridged that gap if he had any balls, but he mortgaged those an awful long time ago.

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majii  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:18:42pm

re: #27 GlutenFreeJesus

“So much for that conservative “experiment”.”

Kansas received another credit downgrade this week, and the budget is in the red again to the tune of multiple millions. The amount the state government collected in individual income taxes increased a bit, but the amount it collected in corporate taxes was down 50%, but Brownback, taking economic advice from Laffer, is still waiting on the economic boom from those huge tax cuts he handed out to corporations.

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JasonA  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:19:31pm

re: #32 Testy Toad T

Those that are not standing for re-election would/will be kneecapping their colleagues that are. That’s a tough ragged edge on an action that needs to present a united front.

I think an elder statesman like McCain could have bridged that gap if he had any balls, but he mortgaged those an awful long time ago.

It’s so much harder after today, especially now that Trump refused to endorse him and Obama called on them to repudiate him. On the hand it looks like retaliation against Trump, on the other they’re doing what our “worst president ever” asked. He and Ryan won’t have a shred of political dignity left.

I am unbothered by this turn of events.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:19:45pm

re: #33 majii

“So much for that conservative “experiment”.”

Kansas received another credit downgrade this week, and the budget is in the red again to the tune of multiple millions. The amount the state government collected in individual income taxes increased a bit, but the amount it collected in corporate taxes was down 50%, but Brownback, taking economic advice from Laffer, is still waiting on the economic boom from those huge tax cuts he handed out to corporations.

I’m old enough to remember Brownback’s brief run in 2008 when he tried to portray himself as a compassionate conservative type. That was fun!

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Skandal  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:20:30pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:20:33pm

If conservative ends up being viewed as liberal was for a while, I won’t be upset either. They have done their best to make conservative a bad word through their actions.

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JasonA  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:21:42pm
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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:23:04pm

re: #34 JasonA

It’s so much harder after today, especially now that Trump refused to endorse him and Obama called on them to repudiate him. On the hand it looks like retaliation against Trump, on the other they’re doing what our “worst president ever” asked. He and Ryan won’t have a shred of political dignity left.

I am unbothered by this turn of events.

I think I’d rather the GOP destroy itself by action rather than inaction. It would be nice if their elected officials showed principles that were not my own, rather than none at all. I know how to reason with somebody who thinks different things than I do, rather than someone who apparently does not think at all.

And I think active destruction would allow some sort of rump leaders to emerge from the wreckage and perhaps tempt some erstwhile Blue Dogs and at least start to form some sort of rump small-c conservative party that would provide a useful counterweight in the short term and maybe evolve into a useful second voice and Loyal Opposition in the long term.

But beggars can’t be choosers.

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majii  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:24:05pm

re: #37 HappyWarrior

I agree. I don’t feel bad for the mess the GOP is in. I remember the many times we’ve [liberals] tried to tell them the truth, and they just shrugged it off because we’re libtards and Fox and other RW media had told them we’re their enemies and not worth listening to. I know I’ve tried to reveal the facts to them. I also know how immune they are to them, but I keep trying.

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ozharas  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:24:26pm

tells us how you really feel Francois Hollande….

François Hollande says Donald Trump ‘makes you want to retch’

theguardian.com

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:24:31pm

re: #38 JasonA

“Sir Yam, you’re still supported by something like 37% of voting women”

OK THANKS PAUL, I’LL GET RIGHT ON THAT, BELIEVE ME, I’LL BE ON IT SO MUCH, PEOPLE TELL ME, OH, WOW, ON IT, SO YOU’RE ON IT BIGLY

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JasonA  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:25:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:25:42pm

re: #40 majii

I agree. I don’t feel bad for the mess the GOP is in. I remember the many times we’ve [liberals] tried to tell them the truth, and they just shrugged it off because we’re libtards and Fox and other RW media had told them we’re their enemies and not worth listening to. I know I’ve tried to reveal the facts to them. I also know how immune they are to them, but I keep trying.

Precisely. We tried telling them that they were being bigots by embracing alot of the smears against President Obama and they iust ignored it. No sympathy at all for people who have continued to believe that Obama is a tyrant and the worst president ever.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:27:11pm

re: #36 Skandal

Just like Jim Cramer saying “Lehman’s Fine!”-until when they collapsed…..

Jon Stewart And Jim Cramer Face Off! Great Watch

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:29:16pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

No sympathy at all for people who have continued to believe that Obama is a tyrant and the worst president ever.

I feel a lot of sympathy for the now-extant second-generation Fox Noise viewers who were raised in a climate of otherism, remanded to private/home/exurb schools, and never given much of a shot to spread their wings and see the broader, more diverse, more beautiful, more American America around them. Low opportunity. It’s sad. It’s sad!

Which, well, tough nuts for them. Sympathy doesn’t mean I’m going to let them burn down my world, and our childrens’ world.

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Brian J.  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:30:20pm

Less drama in Washington than in Kansas, but some interesting results in their state and Congressional primaries. (Of course, there’ll be ballots coming in for days, so these results will probably change somewhat.) Washington has a top-two system.

Governor Inslee has an 11% lead on Republican Bill Bryant, and Senator Murray is ahead of GOPer Chris Vance almost 2-to-1.

The interesting part is in the House races. In the 5th District, long-time GOP incumbent Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is on just 41% of the vote, with Dem Joe Pakootas at 32%. There’s an independent at 13% and another Republican at 11%, but this just might be winnable against a crippled opposing ticket in November. In the 3rd District, incumbent Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler stands at 54% against four Democrats totaling 43% (the leader among them is Jim Moeller at 26%). Another possible gain in November.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:31:06pm

re: #46 Testy Toad T

Which, well, tough nuts for them. Sympathy doesn’t mean I’m going to let them burn down my world, and our childrens’ world.

Shit | Sympathy | Syphilis…right place to be between for them.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:32:31pm

re: #46 Testy Toad T

I feel a lot of sympathy for the now-extant second-generation Fox Noise viewers who were raised in a climate of otherism, remanded to private/home/exurb schools, and never given much of a shot to spread their wings and see the broader, more diverse, more beautiful, more American America around them. Low opportunity. It’s sad. It’s sad!

Which, well, tough nuts for them. Sympathy doesn’t mean I’m going to let them burn down my world, and our childrens’ world.

I mean, I don’t have a lot of sympathy for their ideology being seen as bigoted. They’ve done this to themselves. The younger ones? Yeah I feel more sympathy for.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:34:35pm

re: #49 HappyWarrior

I mean, I don’t have a lot of sympathy for their ideology being seen as bigoted. They’ve done this to themselves. The younger ones? Yeah I feel more sympathy for.

As far as ideology goes, the only sympathy I feel is for my country.

Ye gods, shit has gotten dire. I suppose it was always dire, but it’s so much easier to see the slime on the bottom side of the rock now that I have this kick-ass LED flashlight that shines with the power of science with nine million Obamalumens for hours and hours without recharge.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:35:11pm

re: #39 Testy Toad T

I think I’d rather the GOP destroy itself by action rather than inaction. It would be nice if their elected officials showed principles that were not my own, rather than none at all. I know how to reason with somebody who thinks different things than I do, rather than someone who apparently does not think at all.

And I think active destruction would allow some sort of rump leaders to emerge from the wreckage and perhaps tempt some erstwhile Blue Dogs and at least start to form some sort of rump small-c conservative party that would provide a useful counterweight in the short term and maybe evolve into a useful second voice and Loyal Opposition in the long term.

But beggars can’t be choosers.

I respectfully disagree that we need a small-c conservative party. The Democratic party covers everything from center-right to…well, more to the right. The GOP is essentially the Neoconfederate Party now, and remember—the CSA was a single-party state. I have no problem with the USA being the same, at least for awhile.

What we really need is a center-left party to balance the Democrats. If the Berners had two brain cells between the lot of them, they could be the nucleus of that, but obviously they don’t.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:36:30pm

re: #50 Testy Toad T

As far as ideology goes, the only sympathy I feel is for my country.

Ye gods, shit has gotten dire. I suppose it was always dire, but it’s so much easier to see the slime on the bottom side of the rock now that I have this kick-ass LED flashlight that shines with the power of science with nine million Obamalumens for hours and hours without recharge.

True. Guess i’m just frustrated is all. In the end, I hope for the best for the country and the best for the country is to keep Trump and his party out of power.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:37:33pm

And like a case of irruping herpes, Jesse Ventura is granted space in Time to opine:

You see, he saw what happened to the Reform Party, the third party I ran in when I became the Governor of Minnesota. Back in the 1990s, Donald was interested in running for office as an Independent, and he was there when Pat Buchanan came in with these legions of people (who were backed by the Republican Party) and took over the Reform party, got the nomination and then didn’t even run. Buchanan took the money we raised (at that point, we had quite a large national base thanks to Ross Perot and myself) and he used that money to retire his previous campaign debts. He had no intention of using our campaign money to run for president and that’s what destroyed the Reform party. This was all done by design so that the Reform party would no longer be a threat to the Republicans. Well, Trump was there then. He saw it. And I believe he’s doing the same thing to the Republicans that they did to us. I mean, come on, his own wife pretty much recited Michelle Obama’s entire speech at the GOP convention and his daughter went on and on about the need for paid childcare, equal pay laws, and a bunch of liberal principles that we’ve never heard a Republican add to a presidential platform. And then Trump gets up and reiterates all the reasons why we need to build a wall. How is that not destroying the Republican Party? I have to say, as an Independent, I’m glad to see it.

One leetle problem Jesse: What if, by some miracle, Trump gets elected? And his silence on the Khan incident pretty much speaks for itself, I’d reckon….

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:39:22pm

re: #51 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I respectfully disagree that we need a small-c conservative party. The Democratic party covers everything from center-right to…well, more to the right. The GOP is essentially the Neoconfederate Party now, and remember—the CSA was a single-party state. I have no problem with the USA being the same, at least for awhile.

What we really need is a center-left party to balance the Democrats. If the Berners had two brain cells between the lot of them, they could be the nucleus of that, but obviously they don’t.

I think we disagree only on semantics (the Dems would obviously move to the left as a whole if the more moderate members left). The GOP looks like it maybe offers a couple of glowing embers that might be able to try to rebuild some sort of something… at least in comparison to outright jokes like what passes for a US Green Party, anyway.

The point is, I am awfully leery of a functionally single-party state in the long term. As long as we have two decently strong parties that are fact- and logic-based in their views, without any outright bigotry or anything else that stands fundamentally at odds with what I consider to be democratic and American, I don’t give two yahoos what either one calls itself.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:42:25pm

We definitely do need a sane opposition. I am just stumped trying to figure out what that may be at this point.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:43:07pm

re: #54 Testy Toad T

It’s profoundly sad that the word “liberal” got so poisonous for so long, and honestly it’s sad the word “conservative” is trashed too.

“Let’s not be rash; instead let’s act in a way that is gradual enough that we can see the effects before we go all-in” is maybe not your preferred strategy, or mine, but it’s not out-and-out unreasonable or irrational.

That’s what I mean by small-c conservative.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:45:10pm

re: #54 Testy Toad T

I think we disagree only on semantics (the Dems would obviously move to the left as a whole if the more moderate members left). The GOP looks like it maybe offers a couple of glowing embers that might be able to try to rebuild some sort of something… at least in comparison to outright jokes like what passes for a US Green Party, anyway.

The point is, I am awfully leery of a functionally single-party state in the long term. As long as we have two decently strong parties that are fact- and logic-based in their views, without any outright bigotry or anything else that stands fundamentally at odds with what I consider to be democratic and American, I don’t give two yahoos what either one calls itself.

We’ll have to see what the rump GOP is. What’s the hard nut? Ryan’s Plutocratic Anarchists? Cruz’ Bible-Buggering Theocrats? Duke’s KKK Racists? Trump’s Anti-Trade Populists? Damn if I know.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:45:36pm

re: #56 Testy Toad T

It’s profoundly sad that the word “liberal” got so poisonous for so long, and honestly it’s sad the word “conservative” is trashed too.

“Let’s not be rash; instead let’s act in a way that is gradual enough that we can see the effects before we go all-in” is maybe not your preferred strategy, or mine, but it’s not out-and-out unreasonable or irrational.

That’s what I mean by small-c conservative.

I must confess that I bash the word conservative as a sort of gut response to years of seeing liberal made out to be like Stalinism and even Nazism. You’re right. We definitely do need that kind of mindset. I just don’t know who can realistically provide that.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:47:11pm

re: #56 Testy Toad T

That’s what I mean by small-c conservative.

Of course, this implies that a conservative thinks his/her country is mostly pretty good and it could use tweaking, rather than OMG AMERICA SUX WE GOTTA MAKE IT GREAT AGAIN.

Which means, by a very sensible (if quaint) set of definitions, Donald Trump is not a true conservative, and I am now bedfellows with Ted fuckin’ Cruz.

This election, am I right?

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Testy Toad T  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:48:48pm

re: #57 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

We’ll have to see what the rump GOP is. What’s the hard nut? Ryan’s Plutocratic Anarchists? Cruz’ Bible-Buggering Theocrats? Duke’s KKK Racists? Trump’s Anti-Trade Populists? Damn if I know.

God willing, Ben Sasse will win the GOPrime presidential nomination (and then will go on to lose the general) in 2020.

If we’re gonna have stupid dreams, they might as well be bigly stupid dreams.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:54:15pm

Maybe Trump is getting the Michael Jackson treatment-he seems to go offline for many hours, and then tweets like a storm…maybe he has a doc with him giving him propofol to sleep….

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teleskiguy  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:55:18pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 2, 2016 • 9:58:37pm

re: #53 Eric The Fruit Bat

He’s the Captsin Freedom of politics.

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darthstar  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:05:21pm

So, Eartha has mad tech skills…in addition to retweeting Vox for me and typing “klllL” (kill!) in the middle of one of my tweets, I’ve discovered she also knows how to end Skype conference calls, as she just hung up on my offshore team as I was finishing up my meeting…and she did it with a keyboard shortcut. I don’t know the keyboard shortcut to end a Skype call, but this little 13 week old spawn of Satan with the cute little white feet sure as hell does. What the fuck?

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darthstar  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:06:07pm

re: #63 GlutenFreeJesus

He’s the Captsin Freedom of politics.

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Jesse Ventura saved every Schwarzenegger movie he appeared in.

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Lidane  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:07:50pm

Someone should send this to Reince:

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:10:50pm

re: #65 darthstar

Not a high bar you’re setting. ;)

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KGxvi  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:14:30pm

re: #57 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

We’ll have to see what the rump GOP is. What’s the hard nut? Ryan’s Plutocratic Anarchists? Cruz’ Bible-Buggering Theocrats? Duke’s KKK Racists? Trump’s Anti-Trade Populists? Damn if I know.

I’m going to go with some sort of populist theocratic hybrid - Mike Huckabee without the charm. Some sort of Americanized version of Christian Democrats, would be my guess, only much heavier on the Christianism than what we see in Europe these days.

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Scout  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:15:34pm

Some of my co-workers — folks who aren’t U.S. citizens but enjoy following news out of the States — are starting to wonder out loud whether this is the real Trump meltdown that sane people have been expecting.

Maybe it’s just hopeful thinking on my part, but I’m starting to wonder that as well.

…………………………

And to think it all started with a Muslim man and woman ……….

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KGxvi  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:15:37pm

re: #65 darthstar

Jesse Ventura saved every Schwarzenegger movie he appeared in.

He, like Bobby Heenan, was also right about Hulk Hogan before it was cool to be right about Hogan

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:21:36pm

It’s only a matter of time until Trump retweets one of these supporters

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freetoken  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:31:13pm

As I noted earlier, the release today of the year 2015 State of the Climate has brought out all the usual derp.

And no more so than in Murdoch’s The Australian (though I dare anyone to find Murdoch’s name as the owner on their website).

2015 was warmest on record, set a new high in sea levels, says NOAA report

Sad, really, though I dare use the word “Sad” anymore, given it is now attached as one of the principal words in the vocabulary of Drumpfskind.

Murdoch and his ilk have spent decades profiting off of the stupid, but also off of the motivated anti-modernists.

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teleskiguy  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:37:48pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:47:10pm

watching hannity utterly ignore drumpf’s attack against the khans and saying only that he called capt khan a war hero

mr khan youssee viciously attacked trump why he insulted all parents by saying that people who have kids have sacrificed nothing imagine the gall!!

why oh why is the hillary controlled press whipping this up for six days in row
when poor mr trump was only ever so very nice to these vicious khan people???!?

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Lidane  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:49:44pm
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TK-421  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:49:48pm

Lest we forget to vote.

Missouri GOP House candidates funded by anti-labor donor David Humphreys defeat two incumbents

Last year four state House Republicans from the Kansas City area broke party ranks and became key votes to uphold Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of anti-labor legislation.

On Tuesday, two of those four lost to primary challengers who were mainly funded by Joplin businessman David Humphreys, an opponent of organized labor who sought to oust the incumbents from office.

Nick King of Liberty lost a hotly contested primary against Mary Hill, who received $75,000 from Humphreys, by a mere 44 votes. The winner will face Democrat Mark Ellebracht of Liberty, who was unopposed.

Dan Stacy also upended incumbent Sheila Solon from Blue Springs by a 55-45 margin. Stacy received $25,000 from Humphreys. He will occupy Solon’s seat in Jefferson City next year because he faces no opposition in the general election.

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freetoken  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:50:42pm

So, PBS Newshour wades into an old controversy with some new video:

Thinking about math in terms of literacy — not levels

The problem I have with Hacker is that he fails (and he is a political scientist and not a mathematician) to realize that those people who are good at algebra will also be good at what calls (wrongly) “numeracy”, while those who struggle with his concept of “numeracy” will also struggle at algebra. The two are linked more closely than he would like.

Now mathematics really has two fundamental human components: 1) the ability to think quantitatively, or abstractly, and 2) the language (e.g., ÷, ∯, ∞, and so on) we have developed over many centuries to be employed in dealing with the first component.

Part of the effort put into mathematics pedagogy has to do with learning the language. Quantitative, and abstract, thinking though is inherent in being human (and other primates also show limited quantitative thinking.)

I have no doubt that there are people whose math-anxiety caused them to stumble in school, even though they were adept in other areas of learning.

But this has more to do with our culture of “passing” and “failing” and rewards for high grades and so forth. It’s not really math classes that cause students problems (contra Hacker), but rather our culture of shaming a person for not being as “good” as the next person.

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TK-421  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:51:05pm

re: #75 Lidane

Fuck off Glenn, we don’t want your help.

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Kragar  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:51:08pm
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TK-421  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:55:40pm

Although Nehlen is a certified nutjob and my whole state is run by wingnuts now anyways, I hope Ryan goes. He’s a goddamned phony that has fooled too many people thanks to an inept press. No, I think I prefer my homegrown RWNJ to wear their Moron Label on their sleeve.

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teleskiguy  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:56:07pm
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Lidane  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:58:05pm

ICYMI:

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William Lewis  Aug 2, 2016 • 10:59:49pm

re: #75 Lidane

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Glenn,
The enemy of my enemy is still just my enemies enemy. No more, no less. You are still the enemy of everyone sane.

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TK-421  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:02:36pm

Also someone above mentioned about downticket races, Russ Feingold has good favorability against Ron Johnson so hopefully we can add another Dem Senator giving us a total of 2 dem senators.

I present to you the words of an utter scumbag:

Ron Johnson campaign hits Russ Feingold for earning $3 million over 34 years in office

On Tuesday, Johnson’s campaign fired back at Feingold, arguing that the former senator has earned $3 million in taxpayer money during his 34 years in state and federal office. It’s part of a ramped-up level of focus from the Johnson campaign on the length of Feingold’s political career.

The number comes from salary data from 1983 through 2010 and also includes a pension of about $50,000.

“After nearly 34 years of living on the taxpayers’ dime, Sen. Feingold has become everything people hate about politics,” said Johnson spokesman Brian Reisinger. “Not only does he know nothing about creating jobs, keeping us safe, or anything else people in the real world are concerned about — his quest for power and addiction to Washington have cost taxpayers $3 million and counting.”

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:03:33pm

re: #27 GlutenFreeJesus

So much for that conservative “experiment”.

The operation was successful but the patient died.

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Kragar  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:09:42pm
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majii  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:10:47pm

re: #74 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

I think what we’re seeing from Hannity is what we’ve always seen——a spinning of the facts that is intended to make a GOPer look like the victim. Even if we go with the claim that Trump called Captain Khan a hero, we still can’t overlook the way he attacked Mrs. Khan without provocation by implying that the reason she didn’t speak was because her husband didn’t permit her to speak at the Dem. Convention. The woman is still overcome with emotion when she thinks of her son. I’d think any good parent would be that way. The pain of losing a loved on is always with us. Trump has the manners and social graces of a feral child. He’s been so used to saying really obnoxious things about others and having no one tell him he shouldn’t do it. That habit has been a public characteristic of his since he began running in the GOP primary. Those who were expecting him to pivot in the GE just haven’t been studying him too closely. Trump can’t change 70 years of behavior, not after thinking he’s King of the World and everyone else is inferior to him all of his life. It’s just not gonna happen. He’s thin-skinned and lacks that little voice inside his head that most of us have that informs us whether it is right and proper to say certain things at certain times. Hannity can keep spinning the story and talking about how long the MSM has been talking about Trump and the Khans, but this is a serious offense Trump has committed that resonates with millions of us because almost every family in this country has lost either a family member, friend, co-worker, church member, neighbor, or associate in a war. Plus, I don’t think we all have gotten over the lives lost in Iraq in an unnecessary “W” wanted. I still mourn for the loss of their lives 13 years later, and I probably will for the rest of my days. I believe that Trump accepting that Purple Heart from the vet in VA was, or will be, the last straw for a lot of people because of his comment about receiving it as a gift being easier than earning it himself.

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TK-421  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:11:28pm

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:29:33pm

re: #87 majii

I think what we’re seeing from Hannity is what we’ve always seen——a spinning of the facts that is intended to make a GOPer look like the victim. Even if we go with the claim that Trump called Captain Khan a hero, we still can’t overlook the way he attacked Mrs. Khan without provocation by implying that the reason she didn’t speak was because her husband didn’t permit her to speak at the Dem. Convention. The woman is still overcome with emotion when she thinks of her son. I’d think any good parent would be that way. The pain of losing a loved on is always with us. Trump has the manners and social graces of a feral child. He’s been so used to saying really obnoxious things about others and having no one tell him he shouldn’t do it. That habit has been a public characteristic of his since he began running in the GOP primary. Those who were expecting him to pivot in the GE just haven’t been studying him too closely. Trump can’t change 70 years of behavior, not after thinking he’s King of the World and everyone else is inferior to him all of his life. It’s just not gonna happen. He’s thin-skinned and lacks that little voice inside his head that most of us have that informs us whether it is right and proper to say certain things at certain times. Hannity can keep spinning the story and talking about how long the MSM has been talking about Trump and the Khans, but this is a serious offense Trump has committed that resonates with millions of us because almost every family in this country has lost either a family member, friend, co-worker, church member, neighbor, or associate in a war. Plus, I don’t think we all have gotten over the lives lost in Iraq in an unnecessary “W” wanted. I still mourn for the loss of their lives 13 years later, and I probably will for the rest of my days. I believe that Trump accepting that Purple Heart from the vet in VA was, or will be, the last straw for a lot of people because of his comment about receiving it as a gift being easier than earning it himself.

it’s fascinating, if painful, for me to check out the alternate universe on the hannity show (even most of the other fox shows are notably more rational) to try to see the way the issues are being presented to their propoganda victims

you can see it also by listening to the trump entity’s harangues laughably called speeches

the only sense i can make of it is that there are millions upon millions of americans with emotional and cognitive disorders as serious as his who see nothing wrong with hitting grandmothers

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Kragar  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:30:26pm
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Ubiq  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:30:28pm

re: #16 Interesting Times

#2 at least was Ted Cruz. He’s now persona non grata in the party.

The issue is that no one wants to be the first through the breach. If they do it, they’ll want/need to do it en masse to save the party (which, let’s be fair, they want to do badly).

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:33:31pm

re: #91 Ubiq

#2 at least was Ted Cruz. He’s now persona non grata in the party.

The issue is that no one wants to be the first through the breach. If they do it, they’ll want/need to do it en masse to save the party (which, let’s be fair, they want to do badly).

since my anti cholesterol diet does not admit cheese, i am now persona non gratin

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TK-421  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:33:46pm

Paul Ryan has deep thoughts at a cushy retreat put on by the Koch brothers.

Paul Ryan Warns That Some Republicans Are Flirting With Progressivism

“We have a different kind of nominee now. It’s unique,” Ryan said. Speaking of the thorny issue of trade, the Speaker was honest: “We’re having a hard time with our party these days.”

Trump won the Republican nomination by railing against trade deals and promising that manufacturing jobs would return if only better international agreements were written. Frustrated voters flocked to Trump and his vague notions. This network of Koch allies, known formally as Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, watched in horror.

We are flirting with various forms of progressivism, and there are Republican forms of progressivism. Teddy Roosevelt was a Republican,” Ryan said. “We have to thoroughly debunk it, repudiate it.

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teleskiguy  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:33:55pm

re: #89 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

It’s like people are losing that feeling that makes them know and feel that they are human and they’re special and the chances of them happening are basically zero (0).

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TK-421  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:36:48pm
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freetoken  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:36:54pm

An even more disturbing sign of the Drumpfskindepoche:

JAPAN PM PICKS REVISIONIST AS DEFENSE CHIEF IN NEW CABINET

A woman with revisionist views of World War II history has been named Japan’s defense minister in a Cabinet reshuffle.

[…]

Former ruling party executive Tomomi Inada will replace Gen Nakatani as defense minister. She will be the second female to fill the post. Her appointment could unsettle relations with Asian neighbors with bitter memories of World War II atrocities.

[…]

Revisionist, indeed.

Her English Wikipedia entry clearly was copied from either a machine translation or a poor translator:

[…]

Inada was a signatory to the “THE FACTS” advertorial, supported by The Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact and published in The Washington Post on 14 June 2007. The advertorial asserts that there is no proof of the Imperial Japanese Army’s system of Comfort women during the Pacific War.[15] She also helped to launch the LDP Special Mission Committee to Restore the Honor and Trust of Japan, which in 2015 recommended to Prime Minister Abe that Japan counter what it views as false allegations against Japan regarding the Comfort Women issue.[16] When the committee demanded that an American textbook publisher correct its depictions of comfort women that were “at odds with the position of Japan,” Inada called these depictions an “infringement upon the human rights of Japanese children living in the United States.”[17] On the other hand, in a 2013 press conference, Inada called the Comfort Women system a grievous violation of women’s human rights.[18]

In 2015, when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepared the statement on 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, as a patriotic politician, Inada clearly said, “No need to express the word like remorse.”, “stop continuimg to apologize (to China and other Asian countries)”, “military invasion is not appropriate word (to express the Japanese action in Asian countries before the end of the war).”[19]

Regarding the issue of American textbooks including Comfort Women - I suspect she only changed her tune on that one in 2013 because she and her allies got some (to them) unexpected blowback here in the US.

Oh, her m.o. is very Drumpfksind-like:

Inada was shown smiling in a picture with Kazunari Yamada, leader of the Nazi National Socialist Japanese Labor Party (NSJAP), who has praised Adolf Hitler and the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.[13] But, after the photo was released by the press, she said publicly that she was unaware of his career. A staff member of Sanae Takaichi, Minister of Internal Affairs, with whom she was at this moment, said that he “was an assistant for an interviewer”, and “We had no idea who he was back then, but he requested a snapshot.”[14]

And like Drumpfskind, she is never shy of starting a controversy:

LDP’s Inada reluctant to brand Class-A war criminals as criminals

Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Tomomi Inada, who is close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, said Friday she is reluctant to say that those who were convicted as Class-A war criminals after World War II were criminals in Japan.

[…]

The remarks may provoke the United States and other WWII victors and affect an ongoing history study being conducted by an LDP panel that reports directly to Abe, who is also LDP president. […]

This panel that Abe wanted and to which Inada is attached was started in 2015:

LDP to scrutinize Allied Occupation, postwar tribunal over ‘faulty views on history’

The Liberal Democratic Party will set up a team to examine the postwar occupation of Japan by the General Headquarters of the Allied Forces (GHQ), and the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo, an LDP executive said Thursday.

“There are calls within our party for scrutinizing developments during the Occupation period, including the process of drawing up the current Constitution,” Tomomi Inada, chief of the ruling party’s Policy Research Council, said at a news conference.

“We have no intention … to deny the results of the trials,” Inada stressed. “But the rulings include faulty views on history and therefore should be scrutinized.”

[…]

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freetoken  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:37:35pm

Welcome to the Drumpfskindepoche.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:40:22pm

re: #87 majii

One of the problems with Trump is that he never had anyone tell him this:

Shut the fuck up, Donny!

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Kragar  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:42:43pm
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freetoken  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:44:36pm

The rise of Nippon Kaigi parallels the rise of far-right parties in Europe, and of Drumpfskind here in the US.

I propose this is not random.

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Teukka  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:45:42pm

re: #100 freetoken

The rise of Nippon Kaigi parallels the rise of far-right parties in Europe, and of Drumpfskind here in the US.

I propose this is not random.

Yep. Same pattern all over the place. Once or twice might be random, but this many times?

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TK-421  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:47:00pm

re: #100 freetoken

The great depression helped spawn right wing fascists. Seems instructive today.

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freetoken  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:47:14pm

re: #101 Teukka

These reactionary movements have their genesis in the human fear of the “other”. This is a universal fear, not limited to just any particular group.

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TK-421  Aug 2, 2016 • 11:56:03pm

CD rates have fallen from 5% since 2001 to basically nothing today. 15 years.

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2016 • 12:08:21am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 12:18:38am

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Single-handed sailor  Aug 3, 2016 • 12:21:12am
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freetoken  Aug 3, 2016 • 12:28:10am

re: #106 Eclectic Cyborg

I hope you tweet that one.

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freetoken  Aug 3, 2016 • 12:33:02am

re: #105 Kragar

He’s always been a dick.

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freetoken  Aug 3, 2016 • 12:51:24am
Huelskamp kicked the media out of his election night watch party at a hotel in Hutchinson and has not spoken to the press.

Who knows what Drumpfskind will do if he loses.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 1:09:40am

re: #105 Kragar

Why do only Indians have reservations? Why can’t we all live on a reservation?

WTF?!?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 1:46:52am

re: #110 freetoken

Who knows what Drumpfskind will do if he loses.

We could really see something like 1860, especially if entire regions (namely the former Confederacy) do not accept Hillary as their legally elected President…

There are too many people who would benefit from such a scenario.

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 3, 2016 • 1:48:25am

She probably blames Obama for this too

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:03:23am

re: #107 Single-handed sailor

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But more people watched his speech! How could it not be bigger than Hillary’s?!

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:03:32am
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Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:05:48am

Apropos of nothing, I just got a Mexican flag icon in Overwatch.

Gosh, I sure hope it doesn’t trigger any of the Trumpfuckers in voice chat.\\

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:19:59am

re: #113 Ace-o-aces

She probably blames Obama for this too

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One of the things that ultimately sank Hillary in ‘08 and Bernie this go around was a perceived inability to control their surrogates, that they were running around without guidance or oversight and what would that mean for the presidency.

Meanwhile, Trump’s surrogates are all over the board…and the media couldn’t give a fuck less.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:21:10am

re: #117 Targetpractice

One of the things that ultimately sank Hillary in ‘08 and Bernie this go around was a perceived inability to control their surrogates, that they were running around without guidance or oversight and what would that mean for the presidency.

Meanwhile, Trump’s surrogates are all over the board…and the media couldn’t give a fuck less.

The media just want Trump because he is good for ratings.

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TK-421  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:25:20am

PSA: Marty Schwartz is back on the youtubes!

youtube.com

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:26:26am

re: #118 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The media just want Trump because he is good for ratings.

Ayep, it’s symbiotic relationship: Trump’s lunacy provides them ratings, and in return he gets loads of free press. The more he attacks them, the more they have to report.

Goebbels would be so proud.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:28:14am

re: #120 Targetpractice

Ayep, it’s symbiotic relationship: Trump’s lunacy provides them ratings, and in return he gets loads of free press. The more he attacks them, the more they have to report.

Goebbels would be so proud.

But I think it is starting to turn sour on him: the press is starting to realize that they get as much mileage out of trashing DT as they do fawning over him.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:30:23am

re: #121 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But I think it is starting to turn sour on him: the press is starting to realize that they get as much mileage out of trashing DT as they do fawning over him.

It’s been my hope it would come to that from the get-go. If that’s what’s happening now, It’s been a long time coming!

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Timothy Watson  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:30:50am

re: #120 Targetpractice

Goebbels would be so proud.

And envious. The Nazi Party spent an absurd sum creating its own newspapers for propaganda, but Trump doesn’t have to spend that money.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:35:37am

re: #123 Timothy Watson

And envious. The Nazi Party spent an absurd sum creating its own newspapers for propaganda, but Trump doesn’t have to spend that money.

I think they bought up the Völkische Beobachter really cheap. Faux Noise may be having a fire sale pretty soon—or failing them, CNN.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 2:39:18am

re: #124 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I think they bought up the Völkische Beobachter really cheap. Faux Noise may be having a fire sale pretty soon—or failing them, CNN.

In the end, they simply issued “press guidelines” instructing editors what sort of stories to run and how to phrase things

Reminded me of a time last summer when Trump was mentioning that Jeb Bush’s rallies were so boring that people were falling asleep at them

fifteen minutes later, CNN airs an interview with a woman who fell asleep at a Bush rally

Goebbels would have been envious…

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TK-421  Aug 3, 2016 • 3:21:19am
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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 3:38:21am

Times it almost seems like the perfect storm of derp for the GOP. A totally uncontrollable nominee who’s spewing shit day in and day out, supported by staff and surrogates whose grasp on reality is tenuous at best. Said nominee’s carnage is leaking down into down ticket races, leaving their candidates squirming to find some safe middle ground between denouncing Trump and supporting him. Their media apparatus in shambles, with Rush’s influence massively reduced and Fox News dealing with the fallout of the Ailes scandals. And the courts are now starting to dismantle their voter suppression efforts, making it that much harder for them to keep control over those states that they considered “safe.”

Some days it’s hard not to imagine Rinsed looking like Hitler in his bunker, buried in his own little fantasy world where the polls are favorable to Trump, his down ticket candidates are making significant gains, and the DNC is in total disarray. Because anything more truthful would be too depressing to deal with without strong drugs or dangerous amounts of hard liquor.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 3, 2016 • 3:44:42am

re: #127 Targetpractice

You’ve got to wonder if going ever more and more extreme isn’t a considered strategy—on the theory that there’s a reservoir of angry white racist voters that haven’t been crawling over broken glass to vote R all along. It worked in 2004—the first gay marriage panic drew 3,000,000 votes out of nowhere and put Bush over the top. I just think they’ve gone to the well too many times on that.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 3, 2016 • 3:46:42am

Well , that was an interesting exchange.
Yam: If we have nuclear weapons, why can’t we use them???

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 3:49:34am

re: #55 HappyWarrior

We definitely do need a sane opposition. I am just stumped trying to figure out what that may be at this point.

The Democratic Party can provide all the opposition it needs for the short term. Our miniscule bunch can put Yellow Dogs, Blue Dogs, BLM, and Berniacs at the same table at Shoney’s.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 3:52:59am

re: #129 Dave In Austin

Well , that was an interesting exchange.
Yam: If we have nuclear weapons, why can’t we use them???

What is this…I don’t even…

Even Dubya was never so dumb and/or insane as to suggest the use of nuclear weapons as if it were no big deal.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 3:58:16am

re: #131 Targetpractice

What is this…I don’t even…

Even Dubya was never so dumb and/or insane as to suggest the use of nuclear weapons as if it were no big deal.

Again, he speaks things that come into his mind without thought to their consequences.

Hence his broad popular appeal, that is exactly what lots of people do and find admirable in a candidate.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 3:59:01am

re: #131 Targetpractice

What is this…I don’t even…

Even Dubya was never so dumb and/or insane as to suggest the use of nuclear weapons as if it were no big deal.

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again, he speaks things that come into his mind without thought to their consequences.

Hence his broad popular appeal, that is exactly what lots of people do and find admirable in a candidate.

Had to find that for myself:

thinkprogress.org

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Dave In Austin  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:00:52am

re: #131 Targetpractice

What is this…I don’t even…

Even Dubya was never so dumb and/or insane as to suggest the use of nuclear weapons as if it were no big deal.

On Morning Joke. There was a discussion with Michael Hayden about “What would it take for the CIC to launch a Nuke” under the premis that the CIC was mentally unstable. Answer: The system is set up for decisive action and speed not debate.
That said Trump was in a briefing with a national security expert a month ago and ask 3 times in an hour meeting why we couldn’t use nukes.
Inquiring minds want to know……

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:05:36am

re: #134 Dave In Austin

On Morning Joke. There was a discussion with Michael Hayden about “What would it take for the CIC to launch a Nuke” under the premis that the CIC was mentally unstable. Answer: The system is set up for decisive action and speed not debate.
That said Trump was in a briefing with a national security expert a month ago and ask 3 times in an hour meeting why we couldn’t use nukes.
Inquiring minds want to know……

The debate is supposed to be taking place right now in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:06:49am

re: #134 Dave In Austin

On Morning Joke. There was a discussion with Michael Hayden about “What would it take for the CIC to launch a Nuke” under the premis that the CIC was mentally unstable. Answer: The system is set up for decisive action and speed not debate.
That said Trump was in a briefing with a national security expert a month ago and ask 3 times in an hour meeting why we couldn’t use nukes.
Inquiring minds want to know……

The short answer to Comrade Combover: “Do you want Russia using nukes? Because if we start using nukes, they will start using them. As will China & Pakistan. You’ll also give Iran a green light to shred the nuclear deal and start the reactors back up.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:08:03am

So recall that when the USSR fell apart, it left the Ukraine with the fifth largest nuclear arsenal in the world. They agreed to disarm in exchange for promises that the West would guarantee their territorial integrity.

Since we have reneged on our end of the deal, is it not fair that we give them back their nukes?

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:08:05am

re: #134 Dave In Austin

On Morning Joke. There was a discussion with Michael Hayden about “What would it take for the CIC to launch a Nuke” under the premis that the CIC was mentally unstable. Answer: The system is set up for decisive action and speed not debate.
That said Trump was in a briefing with a national security expert a month ago and ask 3 times in an hour meeting why we couldn’t use nukes.
Inquiring minds want to know……

Do you have a link to this story?

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:14:23am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:15:21am

re: #136 Targetpractice

The short answer to Comrade Combover: “Do you want Russia using nukes? Because if we start using nukes, they will start using them. As will China & Pakistan. You’ll also give Iran a green light to shred the nuclear deal and start the reactors back up.”

“Start using them” is a bit conservative. A corollary of MAD was that one use of a nuke (or chem agent) in anger is the signal to empty the silos except for a mop-up reserve.
We tried to think around that by distinguishing tactical and strategic use. The Soviets did not.

That’s from the Warsaw-pact era, so it might be somewhat out of date.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:16:02am

re: #138 goddamnedfrank

Do you have a link to this story?

Probably not up yet. Keep an eye on MSNBC or Huffpo

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:17:12am

re: #140 Decatur Deb

“Start using them” is a bit conservative. A corollary of MAD was that one use of a nuke (or chem agent) in anger is the signal to empty the silos except for a mop-up reserve.
We tried to think around that by distinguishing tactical and strategic use. The Soviets did not.

That’s from the Warsaw-pact era, so it might be somewhat out of date.

detonating even a single nuclear weapon in any populated area would be a massive disaster.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:18:11am

Hey, I’m not collage educated and I know why we can’t use them.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:18:45am

re: #142 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

detonating even a single nuclear weapon in any populated area would be a massive disaster.

That’s what they’re for.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:27:59am

re: #138 goddamnedfrank

Do you have a link to this story?

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:29:15am

re: #140 Decatur Deb

“Start using them” is a bit conservative. A corollary of MAD was that one use of a nuke (or chem agent) in anger is the signal to empty the silos except for a mop-up reserve.
We tried to think around that by distinguishing tactical and strategic use. The Soviets did not.

That’s from the Warsaw-pact era, so it might be somewhat out of date.

Well, the Warsaw Pact-era thinking was largely that a nuclear exchange on a tactical level would be seen as a domino effect. That if one side used tactical nukes, the other would be forced to reciprocate to avoid looking weak. So you’d get tactical nukes on a small target (individual units or encampments), which would escalate to strikes on strategic targets, and eventually to a full-scale nuke exchange. Neither side would back down for fear that the other would be emboldened to use more nukes with impunity.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:35:10am

re: #146 Targetpractice

Well, the Warsaw Pact-era thinking was largely that a nuclear exchange on a tactical level would be seen as a domino effect. That if one side used tactical nukes, the other would be forced to reciprocate to avoid looking weak. So you’d get tactical nukes on a small target (individual units or encampments), which would escalate to strikes on strategic targets, and eventually to a full-scale nuke exchange. Neither side would back down for fear that the other would be emboldened to use more nukes with impunity.

That was a bunch of intellectual masturbation from ivory-tower think tanks that were getting paid to overthink this crap. The Soviets never accepted any of it. First nuke expended against them regardless of yield would have been the trigger to an all-out exchange.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:37:58am

re: #146 Targetpractice

Well, the Warsaw Pact-era thinking was largely that a nuclear exchange on a tactical level would be seen as a domino effect. That if one side used tactical nukes, the other would be forced to reciprocate to avoid looking weak. So you’d get tactical nukes on a small target (individual units or encampments), which would escalate to strikes on strategic targets, and eventually to a full-scale nuke exchange. Neither side would back down for fear that the other would be emboldened to use more nukes with impunity.

The other driver was the conviction that first strike would degrade command and control in hours or minutes. That use’em-or-lose’em concern brought us to the ever-lovin’ “Launch on Warning”.

en.wikipedia.org

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Emptor scriptor Remorse  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:45:09am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:51:01am

re: #149 Emptor scriptor Remorse

Just watch Wargames.

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A wildly optimistic movie.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 4:55:58am

There are a number of windmills up on the hills above our village on the Rhine. oberheimbach.de (click on photo for panorama view)

The foundations are empty Pershing missile silos that were filled in with concrete.

Which means that had there been a nuclear exchange with the Warsaw Pact, our entire lovely valley would have been a smoldering wasteland.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:01:33am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are a number of windmills up on the hills above our village on the Rhine. oberheimbach.de (click on photo for panorama view)

The foundations are empty Pershing missile silos that were filled in with concrete.

Which means that had there been a nuclear exchange with the Warsaw Pact, our entire lovely valley would have been a smoldering wasteland.

Our home town for three years—Vicenza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Two 500KTs, just to be sure.

whc.unesco.org

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:03:43am

So TPM puts up their election scoreboard for this year, already has GA and AZ as toss-ups due to recent polling.

Can you imagine the screams of horror on Election Night if either state, let alone both, go for a Democrat for the first time in decades?

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Alyosha  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:05:09am

Watching Veep as an antidote to all this totally funny real shit.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:08:13am

re: #153 Targetpractice

So TPM puts up their election scoreboard for this year, already has GA and AZ as toss-ups due to recent polling.

Can you imagine the screams of horror on Election Night if either state, let alone both, go for a Democrat for the first time in decades?

Well, they “lost” so many ballots in GA in 2008 that we’ll never really know what happened—except to ask why they found it necessary to “lose” them?

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Dr. Matt  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:12:45am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:13:51am

re: #156 Dr. Matt

The right-wing freak show is already making excuses for the pending Trump loss.

And then as soon as she is sworn in, they will commence with impeachment proceedings…

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:17:14am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There are a number of windmills up on the hills above our village on the Rhine. oberheimbach.de (click on photo for panorama view)

The foundations are empty Pershing missile silos that were filled in with concrete.

Which means that had there been a nuclear exchange with the Warsaw Pact, our entire lovely valley would have been a smoldering wasteland.

Note: Those “silos” must have been hardened igloos, essentially garages for the mobile launchers. Because they can relocate rapidly, your whole area must have been targeted.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:20:29am

re: #157 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And then as soon as she is sworn in, they will commence with impeachment proceedings…

Which is a very real possibility. Hence, we need to take over the Senate in addition to the WH.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:22:29am

re: #159 Dr. Matt

Which is a very real possibility. Hence, we need to take over the Senate in addition to the WH.

impeachment proceeding will be their excuse for not getting anything done under her administration

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Dr. Matt  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:23:55am

The #katrinapiersonhistory hashtag is quite amusing. Well played, internet.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:26:04am

When Il Douche claims that NATO allies aren’t bearing their fair share, he is discounting that we had essentially taken out a lease to turn their landscape into the killzone for a war that would have beggared WWII destruction.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:26:24am

re: #160 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

impeachment proceeding will be their excuse for not getting anything done under her administration

Sometimes I’m a bit of an optimist, but perhaps a landslide Democratic election will result in the GOP to have a “come to Jesus” moment and they will lay-low on the extremism….at least until 2020. I know, that’s just silly talk…..a guy can hope.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:27:34am

Dogwalk—BBL.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:36:36am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

Sometimes I’m a bit of an optimist, but perhaps a landslide Democratic election will result in the GOP to have a “come to Jesus” moment and they will lay-low on the extremism….at least until 2020. I know, that’s just silly talk…..a guy can hope.

If the predictions right now of Johnson’s take of roughly 5-7% of the popular vote hold through to Election Night, then Hillary’s margin of victory there will be thin enough that the GOP will bury themselves in the “rigged vote” myth. It’s what they did in ‘92, insisting that because of Perot, Bill had not won “legitimately” and thus his presidency did not have the support of the majority of Americans.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:40:19am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

Sometimes I’m a bit of an optimist, but perhaps a landslide Democratic election will result in the GOP to have a “come to Jesus” moment and they will lay-low on the extremism….at least until 2020. I know, that’s just silly talk…..a guy can hope.

I think the best outcome is that it will create such a massive conflict within the party that they will be too busy with their circular firing squad to bother the rest of us for a while…

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Dr. Matt  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:40:50am

re: #165 Targetpractice

If the predictions right now of Johnson’s take of roughly 5-7% of the popular vote hold through to Election Night, then Hillary’s margin of victory there will be thin enough that the GOP will bury themselves in the “rigged vote” myth. It’s what they did in ‘92, insisting that because of Perot, Bill had not won “legitimately” and thus his presidency did not have the support of the majority of Americans.

I was looking more at the electoral map rather than the popular vote. It Trump breaks 190, I’d be surprised.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:41:20am

re: #165 Targetpractice

If the predictions right now of Johnson’s take of roughly 5-7% of the popular vote hold through to Election Night, then Hillary’s margin of victory there will be thin enough that the GOP will bury themselves in the “rigged vote” myth. It’s what they did in ‘92, insisting that because of Perot, Bill had not won “legitimately” and thus his presidency did not have the support of the majority of Americans.

Amazing how that argument doesn’t apply to Lincoln in 1860 or Nixon in 1968 or Reagan in 1980, innit?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:41:22am

re: #165 Targetpractice

If the predictions right now of Johnson’s take of roughly 5-7% of the popular vote hold through to Election Night, then Hillary’s margin of victory there will be thin enough that the GOP will bury themselves in the “rigged vote” myth. It’s what they did in ‘92, insisting that because of Perot, Bill had not won “legitimately” and thus his presidency did not have the support of the majority of Americans.

…quietly ignoring the results of the 2000 election

But yes, Hillary needs nothing less than a massive landslide to shut their arguments down

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:45:56am

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…quietly ignoring the results of the 2000 election

But yes, Hillary needs nothing less than a massive landslide to shut their arguments down

Ayep. Johnson serving as the safe haven for Republicans not wanting to support Trump is giving the party itself a cushion against the reality of how apocalyptically bad their candidate is. That 5-7% in the Election Night popular vote is the difference between “OH GOD, WHAT HAVE WE DONE?!” and “We still kept it to a single-digit loss.”

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Joe Bacon  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:50:58am

Your typical Trump voter…

Gumby Jaws Lament

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 5:59:01am

memo written and circulated by Liesl Hickey, a former executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee

the money quote for me:

“How you position against/for/to the side of Trump is the looming question for everyone. And it’s a big decision that ultimately comes down to a gut call.

You know your voters better than anyone. Make the decision based solely on what your district expects—not what party leaders, consultants or anyone else expects. Whatever position you take, it has got to be authentic”

gut call my ass. authentic my ass again
not when you adivse - forget your conscience, morals, ethics, etc. and
position yourself re: trump in whatever way best gets you elected

that’s just craven opportunism

thought id just drop that in
bbl

ps - before jeffrey gets here - steel cut oats, banana, soy vanilla milk and chia seeds. and coffee. lotsa coffee. bam

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:01:46am

re: #160 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

impeachment proceeding will be their excuse for not getting anything done under her administration

We can only hope that the Trump Campaign is a big enough disaster that the Democrats squeak out a majority in the House as well as the Senate. Then if the Democrats have the guts to substantially revise the filibuster rule, they could actually get some decent legislation enacted before the 2018 midterms bring the GOP back into power in Congress.

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TK-421  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:02:57am

This is rich, coming from a low performing governor.

Performance-based funding for UW still a possibility in next budget

…Walker said in June that he was looking into new outcome-based funding for the university system, comparing it to money Wisconsin’s technical colleges receive based on criteria such as graduates’ job placement and the number of degrees awarded in high-demand fields.

The governor’s office has not indicated what criteria would determine performance-based funding for UW.

Walker’s letter, which was sent to the heads of state agencies July 25, also says the governor wants the freeze on in-state UW tuition that has been in place since 2013 extended for another two years to help keep universities accessible to students.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:03:20am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Things we’ve learned in the past 24 hours?

Trump’s kerfuffle with the baby is the least objectionable thing he’s done/said.

The most? Well, that has to be the policy briefing where he asked 3 times why can’t we use nukes.

His surrogate Lewandowski has gone all birther again (just like Trump did). That’s the Trump response to Obama stating the obvious that Trump simply doesn’t have what it takes to be President.

Some GOPers are waking up to this reality, and like Whitman, are slowly backing away from Trump. Then there’s those who think just like Trump does:

That all comes as the GOP is caught trying to rig elections through depriving minorities the right to vote in state after state. The only ones rigging elections here are Republicans who are trying to preserve white primacy over minorities who are a sizable and growing population. And they’re more than willing to make it difficult for poor whites to vote too, if it means depriving minorities the right to vote too.

The Trump campaign has revealed every kind of personality fault there is - from the stunning lack of empathy (as identified explicitly in the response to the Khan family) to such a strong neediness that he’ll lie and say anything even if it is irrational and goes against what was said mere minutes before. He’s pathological, and with the reports about the briefings involving nuclear weapons, it’s clear he in no way ever should be allowed near the White House.

Democrats have been saying this from day 1. They’ve pointed out the white supremacists who’ve come out of the woodwork to support Trump (and Trump supports them back). The GOP did nothing.

They refused to act because this is such a significant part of their base that they can’t turn their back on this racist and bigoted bunch without losing elections. So, they did nothing, and there were no lines drawn in the sand.

The evidence continues piling up Trump is unsuitable to be President, and the GOP refused to act.

Now, when it is possible that they may not even be able to take Trump off the ballot, they are still dithering. This is where they are. This is all on the GOP and their bigot brigade. It’s on the GOP for decades of peddling irrational hate and fear of everything - especially moderation and consensus building with Democrats. They’ve become the party of obstructionists who will eat their own if they’re not seen as sufficiently obstructionist.

Trump is exactly who the GOP deserves.

For everyone else, it’s what must be stopped.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:03:52am

re: #172 dangerman

memo written and circulated by Liesl Hickey, a former executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee

the money quote for me:

“How you position against/for/to the side of Trump is the looming question for everyone. And it’s a big decision that ultimately comes down to a gut call.

You know your voters better than anyone. Make the decision based solely on what your district expects—not what party leaders, consultants or anyone else expects. Whatever position you take, it has got to be authentic”

gut call my ass. authentic my ass again
not when you adivse - forget your conscience, morals, ethics, etc. and
position yourself re: trump in whatever way best gets you elected

that’s just craven opportunism

thought id just drop that in
bbl

ps - before jeffrey gets here - steel cut oats, banana, soy vanilla milk and chia seeds. and coffee. lotsa coffee. bam

Morning Joe was pushing the theory this morning that Trump is a Clinton mole intent on wrecking the GOP. I have to say that Trump couldn’t be doing a better job of achieving that objective if he was trying.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:05:17am

re: #139 Targetpractice

So everything’s fine then, is what you’re saying?

///

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:06:09am

re: #176 Big Beautiful Door

Morning Joe was pushing the theory this morning that Trump is a Clinton mole intent on wrecking the GOP. I have to say that Trump couldn’t be doing a better job of achieving that objective if he was trying.

Trump’s supporters might be surprised to hear this theory.

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Jay C  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:06:10am

re: #160 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

impeachment proceeding will be their excuse for not getting anything done under her administration

Like to see them try…. Against a President Hillary Clinton? Who’s already been through all that sort of crap?

I wouldn’t put it past them to do it anyway: may be a off the wall prediction, but I think that a return to ’90s-style Government By Investigation would, in 2017, be a sure path to electoral irrelevance for the GOP.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:09:18am

re: #179 Jay C

Like to see them try…. Against a President Hillary Clinton? Who’s already been through all that sort of crap?

I wouldn’t put it past them to do it anyway: may be a off the wall prediction, but I think that a return to ’90s-style Government By Investigation would, in 2017, be a sure path to electoral irrelevance for the GOP.

I wish. The depressing reality is that the GOP will probably do very well in the 2018 midterm elections when Democrats don’t turn out to vote.

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Bass Reeves  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:10:13am

re: #179 Jay C

Why do you call it 90’s style? I wasn’t aware the GOP had stopped?

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:10:20am

With Trump and the GOP, if by some reason Trump somehow is dislodged from the nomination and replaced with someone else, you can be sure there’ll be conspiracy theories about who/what/why was behind it. It’d be an even bigger mess for the GOP than anything ever seen in the nation.

Sure, some will blame Obama or Clinton for the GOP crackup, but it’s all on the GOP for nominating a clearly and utterly awful nominee who fails to show he has any basic skills needed to be President.

The campaigns reveal what strengths and weaknesses a candidate has.

Trump has a glass jaw, and it’s evident from every tweet and utterance that he has such a thin skin that it’s beyond parody at this point.

He doesn’t care about policy details, and simply invents gibberish and states platitudes about what he’d do. His supporters lap it up, and don’t care about those details any more than Trump does. He doesn’t understand the political system, except that he’s supposed to shake things up.

That too shows he doesn’t know how basic government functions, or what his role as President even is.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:11:30am

I’ve been following the comments section on one of the major betting sites. For weeks the Trump stakeholders have been holding on to fantasies at Freeper levels. This morning he’s trading at .29 and the illusion is evaporating.

(Yeah, it’s a distortion that a betting site even has a partisan comments section—these people are supposedly pushing their profit goals, not their ideology.)

predictit.org

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:13:10am

re: #182 lawhawk

With Trump and the GOP, if by some reason Trump somehow is dislodged from the nomination and replaced with someone else, you can be sure there’ll be conspiracy theories about who/what/why was behind it. It’d be an even bigger mess for the GOP than anything ever seen in the nation.

Sure, some will blame Obama or Clinton for the GOP crackup, but it’s all on the GOP for nominating a clearly and utterly awful nominee who fails to show he has any basic skills needed to be President.

The campaigns reveal what strengths and weaknesses a candidate has.

Trump has a glass jaw, and it’s evident from every tweet and utterance that he has such a thin skin that it’s beyond parody at this point.

He doesn’t care about policy details, and simply invents gibberish and states platitudes about what he’d do. His supporters lap it up, and don’t care about those details any more than Trump does. He doesn’t understand the political system, except that he’s supposed to shake things up.

That too shows he doesn’t know how basic government functions, or what his role as President even is.

My greatest fear is that some moving company drops a grand piano from Trump Tower as he is walking out the door.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:13:26am

That Trump would actually win as much as one state in November is rather discouraging.

But I’ll take a win in whatever size, shape or dimension.

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:14:53am

re: #184 Decatur Deb

My greatest fear is that some moving company drops a grand piano from Trump Tower as he is walking out the door.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:16:35am

More good news about the economy. Oh, and 179,000 jobs added is “near” the estimate of 170,000. It also surpasses estimate by … ~5%. No doubt that if the jobs number fell short they wouldn’t use near. They’d use fell short. Or disappointing.

Just one of the more subtle ways the media spins the economy and how this president is doing.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:16:38am

re: #184 Decatur Deb

My greatest fear is that some moving company drops a grand piano from Trump Tower as he is walking out the door.

I’m convinced he’s a ‘toon—what they need is Dip™.

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:18:22am

I ran out for a pack of smokes earlier and caught this morning’s Trump soundbite on the news radio station, in response to Obama’s statement yesterday.

Trump said he knows far more about foreign policy than Obama, and cited Ukraine as an example. The same Ukraine that he guaranteed Putin would not invade on Sunday. He claimed that he had it right, and said that the ‘dishonest media’ totally misquoted what he said.

Between this statement, Lewandowski going Birther again, the defection of high-profile campaign donors like Whitman, and reports of a campaign staff that wants to collectively slit their wrists, there’s a heavy stink of desperation coming from the Trump campaign this morning.

I love the smell of flop sweat in the morning. Here’s hoping Team Clinton comes at him from all sides today and doesn’t let up. Trump may be way closer to completely cracking than we think.

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Jay C  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:19:56am

re: #181 Bass Reeves

Why do you call it 90’s style? I wasn’t aware the GOP had stopped?

Well, true in recent years, with the Benghazi Boogaloo and all: it just seemed to me that the embarrassing failure of the 1998 impeachment of Bill Clinton squelched the Republicans’ innate reflex to litigate, rather than legislate: but I guess the advent of the Bush Admin had as much to do with that…

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TK-421  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:20:04am

re: #182 lawhawk

They will have to do it now, doing it before September could minimize some damage. It’s still summer and most americans aren’t even thinking about the elections yet. It would still be a “bloodbath” (Roger Stone quote) however. They could link the Trumpaloompas to white power and forcefully purge, or what? Putin?

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:20:23am

re: #187 lawhawk

179,000 private jobs added in July, near estimate of 170,000

Way to undersell the story, USA Today.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:20:27am

re: #187 lawhawk

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More good news about the economy. Oh, and 179,000 jobs added is “near” the estimate of 170,000. It also surpasses estimate by … ~5%. No doubt that if the jobs number fell short they wouldn’t use near. They’d use fell short. Or disappointing.

Just one of the more subtle ways the media spins the economy and how this president is doing.

As we approach the irreducible unemployment level, the hiring rate has to fall off—for a nice reason.

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:20:54am

ok one more

brad marshall lost his job

for (more or less ) privately speculating / questioning whether an unnamed, only “jewish” candidate running for the nom, believes in a god

like it dont like it optics, craven, stupid, whatever

compare to dozens and dozens of trump soundbites, that insult, demonstrate a dizzying lack of knowledge, outright lie, flip-flop, etc
plus wife’s nude pics on front page of a newspaper

doesnt move the needle.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:21:15am

Meanwhile, saw this in my twitter feed and had to laugh.

No one and I mean no one, thinks Trump revitalized the NYC skyline. That’s a Trump thing to say, but when you look at the entire NYC skyline, there’s two buildings that are out of place with the rest of the skyline - those are Trump’s SoHo and the Trump tower near the UN.

The other Trump buildings are all barely registering in the skyline because they’ve all been surpassed by other taller or nicer looking structures (and frequently both).

Downtown, it’s all about the WTC complex, but you also have Geary and Robert AM Stern. You’ve got Silverstein Properties buildings, but Trump’s biggest holding downtown is a renovation of an existing building.

Midtown is all about Hudson Yards and 57th Street - Trump’s nowhere to be seen for any of that either.

He’s not even close to being the biggest developer in the City, let alone the most influential.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:21:51am

re: #173 Big Beautiful Door

We can only hope that the Trump Campaign is a big enough disaster that the Democrats squeak out a majority in the House as well as the Senate. Then if the Democrats have the guts to substantially revise the filibuster rule, they could actually get some decent legislation enacted before the 2018 midterms bring the GOP back into power in Congress.

They will only have a two-year window until the midterms bring the GOP back in force…

blather, rinse, repeat

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:22:37am

re: #188 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I’m convinced he’s a ‘toon—what they need is Dip™.

Dip? Lost me there—old fogey pop culture horizon. (Reference to chewing tobacco? That we know ‘round these parts.)

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:23:50am

re: #189 makeitstop

Think Clinton will continue doing what she has been doing - going after GOPers who are on the sidelines, reaching across to them while letting Trump self-destruct on his own. Sure, some Clinton surrogates might push him into saying even more batcrap insane things, but when the President basically calls Trump unfit, the GOP has to either respond by saying Trump is fit (and lie to themselves and others) or risk fracturing the party (or both).

The GOP has entered no-win territory, and it is wonderous to behold given that this was where the GOP voters wants to go.

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:23:52am

re: #197 Decatur Deb

Dip? Lost me there—old fogey pop culture horizon. (Reference to chewing tobacco? That we know ‘round these parts.)

I think it’s a Roger Rabbit reference. But I’m another old dude, guessing.

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jeffreyw  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:25:17am

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Good morning!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:25:25am

re: #198 lawhawk

Think Clinton will continue doing what she has been doing - going after GOPers who are on the sidelines, reaching across to them while letting Trump self-destruct on his own. Sure, some Clinton surrogates might push him into saying even more batcrap insane things, but when the President basically calls Trump unfit, the GOP has to either respond by saying Trump is fit (and lie to themselves and others) or risk fracturing the party (or both).

The GOP has entered no-win territory, and it is wonderous to behold given that this was where the GOP voters wants to go.

Anybody to Any GOP: Do you believe Trump is fit for the presidency?

Any GOP: I know nothing.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:25:29am

re: #197 Decatur Deb

Dip? Lost me there—old fogey pop culture horizon. (Reference to chewing tobacco? That we know ‘round these parts.)

Judge Doom Dips a Shoe

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:27:45am

re: #193 Decatur Deb

What would also happen is that the U6 rate would come down as more people reenter the job market and find jobs as the U3 drops even further. Of course right wingers claim that the official rates are rigged to Obama’s benefit but that ignores that ADP figures are privately generated from different sources entirely.

It’s all that the right wing has left - grasping at straws and wishful thinking.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:27:58am
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TK-421  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:28:07am

They could just buy Trump out with some Dairy Queen coupons.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:28:41am

re: #201 Sir John Barron

Anybody to Any GOP: Do you believe Trump is fit for the presidency?

Any GOP: I know nothing.

The answer the GOP is generally going with right now is “I know Hillary Clinton isn’t fit for the Presidency!” Response to follow up question about Trump: “There are only two candidates, and Hillary Clinton cannot become President.”

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:29:49am

re: #206 Big Beautiful Door

The answer the GOP is generally going with right now is “I know Hillary Clinton isn’t fit for the Presidency!” Response to follow up question about Trump: “There are only two candidates, and Hillary Clinton cannot become President.”

Pretty much. The GOP’s “answer” now is to change the subject to Hillary and bash her rather than boosting their own nominee.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:30:01am

re: #202 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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Ah. Saw it years ago.

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:30:20am

re: #201 Sir John Barron

Anybody to Any GOP: Do you believe Trump is fit for the presidency?

Any GOP: I know nothing.

Trump? Don’t know him, never met him.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:30:45am

I didn’t bother with the Gary Johnson townhall on CNN, but NRO has a hot take. lol

nationalreview.com

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:31:10am

Read Ari Melber’s timeline if you have a chance. Trump’s Muslim ban/immigration plan BS is flayed in the grand tradition of House Bolton:

twitter.com

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Le Lapin Tueur  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:32:23am

re: #198 lawhawk

… but when the President basically calls Trump unfit, the GOP has to either respond by saying Trump is fit (and lie to themselves and others) or risk fracturing the party (or both)..

You didn’t note the large number of RWNJs that simply say obummer ain’t never be fit to be preznit, so who carez?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:35:07am

re: #208 Decatur Deb

Ah. Saw it years ago.

My point was, dropping a piano on Trump wouldn’t faze him…being a ‘toon and all.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:35:55am

re: #210 GlutenFreeJesus

I didn’t bother with the Gary Johnson townhall on CNN, but NRO has a hot take. lol

nationalreview.com

Stupid me didn’t even check the date. That was a June townhall. I didn’t even know he held one in June. lol

I bet he didn’t learn anything from the one in June.

I guess the next one is tonight on CNN.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:37:05am

re: #210 GlutenFreeJesus

I didn’t bother with the Gary Johnson townhall on CNN, but NRO has a hot take. lol

nationalreview.com

But in another sense, last night revealed that electoral politics is endemically hostile to libertarianism. Libertarians believe, for instance, that the presidency has morphed into an imperious distortion. It is not that Johnson forgot his specific policy prescriptions as much as he simply does not have any. Congress should be the ones passing legislation, he told us. But that idea is responsible for many of Johnson’s unsatisfying answers last night: Anxious voters wanted to know what he would do as president, and the answer was often “nothing.”

The ever-present problem for Libertarians, that their philosophy says that a president isn’t a leader, he’s just there to sign laws passed by Congress. If that’s your worldview, then trying to sell yourself as the guy who should hold the pen becomes rather ridiculous.

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:39:56am

re this birther nonsense, from a commenter at politicalwire.com

“Great strategy, win the election by attacking a guy who isnt running on an issue that didnt work last time and most people treat as a punchline.”

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:40:02am

re: #213 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

My point was, dropping a piano on Trump wouldn’t faze him…being a ‘toon and all.

I want the SOB to live long and happy on a luxurious island on the other side of the world.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:41:34am

re: #216 dangerman

re this birther nonsense, from a commenter at politicalwire.com

“Great strategy, win the election by attacking a guy who isnt running on an issue that didnt work last time and most people treat as a punchline.”

Please proceed….

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:41:54am

re: #216 dangerman

re this birther nonsense, from a commenter at politicalwire.com

“Great strategy, win the election by attacking a guy who isnt running on an issue that didnt work last time and most people treat as a punchline.”

The birther nonsense is what inspired the President to treat Comrade Combover as a joke during that National Correspondent’s Dinner all those years ago. That his surrogates are now trying to revive it is going to inspire Dems to bring up why he was such a laughingstock for it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:41:58am

re: #217 Decatur Deb

I want the SOB to live long and happy on a luxurious island on the other side of the world.

One that will soon be engulfed by the “fictional” sea-level rise, hopefully.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:42:14am

re: #217 Decatur Deb

I want the SOB to live long and happy on a luxurious island on the other side of the world.

He has already succeeded in turning the Trump brand into the most recognized in the world. He will have lots of opportunities.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:42:53am

re: #220 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

One that will soon be engulfed by the “fictional” sea-level rise, hopefully.

Just as long as they don’t have broadband.

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Le Lapin Tueur  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:43:13am

Republicans think Trump might quit — so they’re scrambling to find a replacement: ABC News (RawStory)

Republican officials are so angry at Donald Trump and his imploding campaign that they’re considering replacing him at the top of the ticket just two weeks after nominating him.

……

Jon Karl, the chief White House correspondent for ABC News, reported Wednesday morning that Republican officials were scrambling to plan for the possibility that Trump might suddenly quit the presidential race.

Teee heeee heeeee.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:44:31am

Note that this is a 2012 tweet. It’s just as disqualifying now as it was when he uttered it then. It shows he’s pathological.

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:45:23am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:47:06am

re: #221 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He has already succeeded in turning the Trump brand into the most recognized in the world. He will have lots of opportunities.

I think ‘malaria’ and ‘dysentery’ are the most recognized brands in the world. ‘Trump’ is running third.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:49:04am

re: #225 dangerman

That’s just the last 24 hours. Imagine what the next 24 hours will bring.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:49:55am

re: #215 Targetpractice

He will have a chance tonight to hammer down this point. lol

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:50:04am

re: #223 Le Lapin Tueur

Republicans think Trump might quit — so they’re scrambling to find a replacement: ABC News (RawStory)

Teee heeee heeeee.

They had their chance before Cleveland. Now they’re stuck in this shotgun marriage for the long haul. There’s no way Trump is going to quit, his ego will not allow him to do so.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:50:29am

re: #223 Le Lapin Tueur

Republicans think Trump might quit — so they’re scrambling to find a replacement: ABC News (RawStory)

Teee heeee heeeee.

To work, any such meetings have to start with a prayer and the motivational cheer: “We are assholes”.

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:51:39am

re: #223 Le Lapin Tueur

Republicans think Trump might quit — so they’re scrambling to find a replacement: ABC News (RawStory)

Teee heeee heeeee.

If the NY Times is to believed, Trump has two options - jump or be pushed, which raises two questions…

Does the RNC have the guts to bite the bullet and cut Trump loose? I still have my doubts, but given the reports showing up everywhere this morning it looks like they’re actually considering it.

Could the GOP put up with the aftermath, which would most likely include losing the election and a mass defection of Trump’s loons?

Bonus question: Given the choice, do you think Trump would prefer quitting or being fired?

My secret hope: If they do send Trump out the airlock, I hope someone has the foresight to work Trump signing an NDA into the deal, just because.

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:51:45am

re: #216 dangerman

re this birther nonsense, from a commenter at politicalwire.com

“Great strategy, win the election by attacking a guy who isnt running on an issue that didnt work last time and most people treat as a punchline.”

That is called The Donald Trump Hate on Obama Strategy™ used to ramp up the Obama haters as much as possible, but more importantly to get back at Obama for cutting him down to Little Donnie Trumpet at the White House Correspondents’ dinner in 2011.

It means nothing for this years election other to assuage the butt hurt from years ago and makes the candidate get the feels thinking he got back at that damn Black guy. Win or lose…mission accomplished (though not really).

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Bass Reeves  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:52:38am

re: #194 dangerman

It’s worse than that…not only Marshall, but two other people who *received* the email for an attack that didn’t happen were fired.

I mean, Republicans are a crap sandwich at this point, but they only fire people for being gay. Democrats are firing people for brainstorming?

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TK-421  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:55:14am

re: #229 Targetpractice

They had their chance before Cleveland. Now they’re stuck in this shotgun marriage for the long haul. There’s no way Trump is going to quit, his ego will not allow him to do so.

re: #205 TK-421

They could just buy Trump out with some Dairy Queen coupons.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:55:34am

Looking at the #tcot Twitter feed (yeah I know but someone has to) they have never deviated from OBUMMER IS TEH WORSTEST PRESNUT IN TEH HOLE HISTERY OF AMERICA & HITLARY IS TEH WORSER!!!! ONLY TRUMP CAN SAVE US FROM TEH KKK DEMS!!!!11!!!!

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:55:52am

re: #229 Targetpractice

They had their chance before Cleveland. Now they’re stuck in this shotgun marriage for the long haul. There’s no way Trump is going to quit, his ego will not allow him to do so.

All Warren or Obama has to do is call him a quitter, and he’ll stay in even if the party tries to dismember him.

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:56:55am

re: #232 ObserverArt

That is called The Donald Trump Hate on Obama Strategy™ used to ramp up the Obama haters as much as possible, but more importantly to get back at Obama for cutting him down to Little Donnie Trumpet at the White House Correspondents’ dinner in 2011.

It means nothing for this years election other to assuage the butt hurt from years ago and makes the candidate get the feels thinking he got back at that damn Black guy. Win or lose…mission accomplished (though not really).

Trump is all about re-ligating the past and settling old scores.

Just the kind of forward thinking this country needs.
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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:57:08am

re: #236 Belafon

All Warren or Obama has to do is call him a quitter, and he’ll stay in even if the party tries to dismember him.

Best if he stays in, or gets extracted as slowly and painfully as possible.

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:57:11am
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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:58:59am

re: #137 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So recall that when the USSR fell apart, it left the Ukraine with the fifth largest nuclear arsenal in the world. They agreed to disarm in exchange for promises that the West would guarantee their territorial integrity.

Since we have reneged on our end of the deal, is it not fair that we give them back their nukes?

The guarantee was that both Russia and the West would stay out of Ukraine. Russia reneged.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 6:59:44am

re: #240 Belafon

The guarantee was that both Russia and the West would stay out of Ukraine. Russia reneged.

so we owe them their nukes back

fair is fair

then there will be no more problems with russia

/

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:01:54am
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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:04:47am

re: #233 Bass Reeves

It’s worse than that…not only Marshall, but two other people who *received* the email for an attack that didn’t happen were fired.

I mean, Republicans are a crap sandwich at this point, but they only fire people for being gay. Democrats are firing people for brainstorming?

Its politics. They are being sacrificed in the name of party unity.

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Skip Intro  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:05:44am

So this morning Katrina Pierson is back on CNN and after having the time line of Capt. Kahn’s death explained to her doubles, triples, and quadruples down on her lie. The CNN anchors look like they wish there was a switch to flip that would drop her into the basement.

Eight incredibly hard minutes to watch.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:06:09am

re: #241 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so we owe them their nukes back

fair is fair

then there will be no more problems with russia

/

Are you advising Trump on foreign policy?/

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:07:03am

We had a “special” election yesterday in Columbus for one issue. One…Columbus Issue 1, set up for a hot August day where there is usually no election ever.

It is my understanding it was brought on by one of the Koch groups trying to change how Columbus’ City Government is set up. They wanted to change from 7 at-large council seats to 13 seats with 10 assigned to be voted on by a new “wards” set up and 3 at-large.

I guess the Koch group were hoping the Republicans would be more or less guaranteed a few council seats because there would be very conservative areas of the city voting in Republicans.

Out of over 500,000 eligible voters only 49,000 voted. But the big news I find this morning is it was crushed as 71.6 percent voted no why in hell. I was one of them.

Overall, Ohio is fairly Republican especially in the southern and western parts of the state. But Columbus is very Democratic and our Mayor and Council is usually Democratic. That probably pisses off the State Government led by Kasich and his stooges that have to put up with it here in the Ohio State Capitol.

And the Koch legislative groups can just go to hell.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:08:01am

re: #245 Skip Intro

So this morning Katrina Pierson is back on CNN and after having the time line of Capt. Kahn’s death explained to her doubles, triples, and quadruples down on her lie. The CNN anchors look like they wish there was a switch to flip that would drop her into the basement.

Eight incredibly hard minutes to watch.

So they pointed out to her that Cpt. Kahn had died 8 years before Obama even announced his candidacy, and yet she still thinks that he’s responsible for Kahn’s death?

Oy vey.

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:08:56am

re: #233 Bass Reeves

It’s worse than that…not only Marshall, but two other people who *received* the email for an attack that didn’t happen were fired.

I mean, Republicans are a crap sandwich at this point, but they only fire people for being gay. Democrats are firing people for brainstorming?

For some reason Democrats always run scared. I sure wish that would stop. We need more ass kickers and name takers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:09:29am

re: #246 Big Beautiful Door

Are you advising Trump on foreign policy?/

I am surprised he has not brought this point up yet…

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:09:54am

Michael Hayden can’t be too concerned about Trump launching a bunch of nukes since he says he will stay home and not vote.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:10:35am
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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:10:40am

re: #248 Targetpractice

So they pointed out to her that Cpt. Kahn had died 8 years before Obama even announced his candidacy, and yet she still thinks that he’s responsible for Kahn’s death?

Oy vey.

well it would have been his policies if he was president at the time…

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Skip Intro  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:10:45am

re: #248 Targetpractice

I’d include the link but I can’t do that on my iPad. If someone else doesn’t beat me to it I’ll do it from a real computer after my walk.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:11:04am

re: #250 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am surprised he has not brought this point up yet…

His BFF Vlad wouldn’t be pleased.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:11:29am
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KerFuFFler  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:13:45am

re: #248 Targetpractice

So they pointed out to her that Cpt. Kahn had died 8 years before Obama even announced his candidacy, and yet she still thinks that he’s responsible for Kahn’s death?

Oy vey.

Obama became a candidate in 2007 and Cpt. Kahn died in 2004 so it was more like three years, right?

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:14:09am

I heard a great point about Obama’s comment yesterday that the party leadership should denounce and disown Trump: Because of Obama’s statement, Republicans can’t dump Trump. If they did, they’d be looking like they caved to Obama.

I would use that argument sparingly. Nonleadership people in the party should get kudos for any denunciation of Trump. Ryan, McConnell, and Priebus, on the other hand, should be taunted, “Giving into Obama I see.”

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:14:33am

So, am I reading this correctly…Joke Scarborough is wondering if it is true Trump is a Clinton plant throwing the election.

Oh, that Joke.

Hey Joke, when are you going to get around to admitting your party voted the Trump show overwhelmingly and kicked the hell out of 16 other lightweights too scared to stand up to him?

But oh those Clintons! They are so damn politically savvy they absolutely knew Trump would go down like cotton candy to the knuckle dragging base.

Why does Joke Scarborough have a show again?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:16:50am
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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:18:08am

re: #256 lawhawk

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Oh man. I love good subtle Brit-type humor. Way to go Guardian.

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KGxvi  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:22:09am

re: #182 lawhawk

With Trump and the GOP, if by some reason Trump somehow is dislodged from the nomination and replaced with someone else, you can be sure there’ll be conspiracy theories about who/what/why was behind it. It’d be an even bigger mess for the GOP than anything ever seen in the nation.

Sure, some will blame Obama or Clinton for the GOP crackup, but it’s all on the GOP for nominating a clearly and utterly awful nominee who fails to show he has any basic skills needed to be President.

The campaigns reveal what strengths and weaknesses a candidate has.

Trump has a glass jaw, and it’s evident from every tweet and utterance that he has such a thin skin that it’s beyond parody at this point.

He doesn’t care about policy details, and simply invents gibberish and states platitudes about what he’d do. His supporters lap it up, and don’t care about those details any more than Trump does. He doesn’t understand the political system, except that he’s supposed to shake things up.

That too shows he doesn’t know how basic government functions, or what his role as President even is.

Even if, hypothetically, Trump is some how replaced on the ticket… How is the new nominee even going to have a fighting chance at winning in November? It was a pipe dream that the contested convention white knight would have been able to save the party. This replacement nominee would have less prep and no free national introduction in the form of an acceptance speech. They could, in theory, take over the Trump campaign, but according to reports you and I have better national organizations than Trump does.

The reality for the GOP is that Trump is there best hope for winning in November. At this point, they are basically Northwest Louisiana Tech playing LSU in September at Death Valley - technically they have a chance, but they’re a +45 underdog.

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nines09  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:26:46am

re: #245 Skip Intro

So this morning Katrina Pierson is back on CNN and after having the time line of Capt. Kahn’s death explained to her doubles, triples, and quadruples down on her lie. The CNN anchors look like they wish there was a switch to flip that would drop her into the basement.

Eight incredibly hard minutes to watch.

They hired Corey. And entertain vipers like Pierson. Any questions?

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:26:50am

re: #223 Le Lapin Tueur

Republicans think Trump might quit — so they’re scrambling to find a replacement: ABC News (RawStory)

Teee heeee heeeee.

Get Sarah Palin, she sticks around.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:27:25am

re: #262 KGxvi

Even if, hypothetically, Trump is some how replaced on the ticket… How is the new nominee even going to have a fighting chance at winning in November? It was a pipe dream that the contested convention white knight would have been able to save the party. This replacement nominee would have less prep and no free national introduction in the form of an acceptance speech. They could, in theory, take over the Trump campaign, but according to reports you and I have better national organizations than Trump does.

The reality for the GOP is that Trump is there best hope for winning in November. At this point, they are basically Northwest Louisiana Tech playing LSU in September at Death Valley - technically they have a chance, but they’re a +45 underdog.

If anything, you’re underplaying the hurdles. You’d need to make sure that you have enough time to get the replacement name on the ballot.

And it looks like those deadlines have already passed in some states if you were going to run as an independent.

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Jay C  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:28:52am

re: #262 KGxvi

This replacement nominee would have less prep and no free national introduction in the form of an acceptance speech.

Oh, I think a replacement GOP candidate for Donald Trump would get plenty of free introduction time. All of it likely to prove that old adage about “there’s no such thing as BAD publicity” wrong yet again.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:32:28am

re: #266 Jay C

Oh, I think a replacement GOP candidate for Donald Trump would get plenty of free introduction time. All of it likely to prove that that old adage about “there’s no such thing as BAD publicity” wrong yet again.

First, they’d need someone smart enough to run the campaign and stupid enough to take the recycled nomination.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:34:14am

Youtube video of Pierson’s doubling-down on the lunacy:

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For those who can’t view Youtube, it starts out with them asking her if she wishes to retract her statement from yesterday, at which point she tries to double down by pushing this talking point that the Khans are blaming Trump for their son’s death, when it was Hillary who voted for the war and against the Surge and then Obama came in and started new wars in other countries. After they corrected her, she insists on standing by his timeline, at which point they point out that the criticism from the Khans is towards Trump’s lack of civility and refusal to apologize for his attacks on them. She responds by blathering that Trump didn’t vote for the war, at which point she’s corrected that he supported the war until it started going bad, which is when he suddenly decided the war was a mistake.

Then to continue to show that Trump and his surrogates have no sense of self-awareness, she tries to attack Mr. Khan for support of Sharia law, at which point they play a video of his pointing out (rightly) that what is termed Sharia law in the West is mostly local laws built around a hodgepodge of laws from various nations that one ruled the Middle East (Britain, France, etc). You can actually see her making a visible effort not to drop her smile as the video clip plays. But, having been shown that, she tries again to double down on her talking point by saying that that’s not what he said in some paper, at which point the anchors invoke the Mercy Rule by going to commercials.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:34:32am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

So a factory in NC closed and that killed the Loudoun County, VA economy?

Sounds reasonable.
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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:35:04am

re: #268 Targetpractice

Youtube video of Pierson’s doubling-down on the lunacy:

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For those who can’t view Youtube, it starts out with them asking her if she wishes to retract her statement from yesterday, at which point she tries to double down by pushing this talking point that the Khans are blaming Trump for their son’s death, when it was Hillary who voted for the war and against the Surge and then Obama came in and started new wars in other countries. After they corrected her, she insists on standing by his timeline, at which point they point out that the criticism from the Khans is towards Trump’s lack of civility and refusal to apologize for his attacks on them. She responds by blathering that Trump didn’t vote for the war, at which point she’s corrected that he supported the war until it started going bad, which is when he suddenly decided the war was a mistake.

Then to continue to show that Trump and his surrogates have no sense of self-awareness, she tries to attack Mr. Khan for support of Sharia law, at which point they play a video of his pointing out (rightly) that what is termed Sharia law in the West is mostly local laws built around a hodgepodge of laws from various nations that one ruled the Middle East (Britain, France, etc). You can actually see her making a visible effort not to drop her smile as the video clip plays. But, having been shown that, she tries again to double down on her talking point by saying that that’s not what he said in some paper, at which point the anchors invoke the Mercy Rule by going to commercials.

Won’t watch, in the interest of preserving brain cells.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:35:40am

re: #257 KerFuFFler

Obama became a candidate in 2007 and Kahn died in 2004 so it was more like three years, right?

That’s within the margin of error.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:35:51am

re: #268 Targetpractice

Youtube video of Pierson’s doubling-down on the lunacy:

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For those who can’t view Youtube, it starts out with them asking her if she wishes to retract her statement from yesterday, at which point she tries to double down by pushing this talking point that the Khans are blaming Trump for their son’s death, when it was Hillary who voted for the war and against the Surge and then Obama came in and started new wars in other countries. After they corrected her, she insists on standing by his timeline, at which point they point out that the criticism from the Khans is towards Trump’s lack of civility and refusal to apologize for his attacks on them. She responds by blathering that Trump didn’t vote for the war, at which point she’s corrected that he supported the war until it started going bad, which is when he suddenly decided the war was a mistake.

Then to continue to show that Trump and his surrogates have no sense of self-awareness, she tries to attack Mr. Khan for support of Sharia law, at which point they play a video of his pointing out (rightly) that what is termed Sharia law in the West is mostly local laws built around a hodgepodge of laws from various nations that one ruled the Middle East (Britain, France, etc). You can actually see her making a visible effort not to drop her smile as the video clip plays. But, having been shown that, she tries again to double down on her talking point by saying that that’s not what he said in some paper, at which point the anchors invoke the Mercy Rule by going to commercials.

So it’s been a week now with this Trump whining about Captain Kahn and his Gold-Star Parents?

What a doofus.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:37:12am

Who knew that the 2016 election would be a remix of Star Trek II. Complete with a leading character who’s signature look includes a toupee and the big bad is a guy named Khan. /////

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:40:19am

re: #225 dangerman

like i said


In 24 Hours Trump breaks most rules of politics and civility - CNN

I’m just not politically correct which is why everyone loves me. Believe me.

Seriously, how did this country manage to elect Obama? We haven’t deserved him. He will be sorely missed.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:41:40am

re: #235 The Vicious Babushka

Looking at the #tcot Twitter feed (yeah I know but someone has to) they have never deviated from OBUMMER IS TEH WORSTEST PRESNUT IN TEH HOLE HISTERY OF AMERICA & HITLARY IS TEH WORSER!!!! ONLY TRUMP CAN SAVE US FROM TEH KKK DEMS!!!!11!!!!

I’m waiting for the inevitable Trump was never a Real Conservative!!!1 pivot.

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b.d.  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:43:17am

re: #272 Sir John Barron

So it’s been a week now with this Trump whining about Captain Kahn and his Gold-Star Parents?

What a doofus.

I can just imagine the folks in the Hillary campaign going “can we drop this oppo story on Trump yet” and being told to chill out while Donald continues to set himself on fire.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:43:20am

re: #273 lawhawk

Who knew that the 2016 election would be a remix of Star Trek II. Complete with a leading character who’s signature look includes a toupee and the big bad is a guy named Khan. /////

At least this Khan isn’t a white British guy.

//

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Ace-o-aces  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:43:31am

re: #268 Targetpractice

Youtube video of Pierson’s doubling-down on the lunacy:

A Spokesperson is supposed to diffuse these kind of situations, not make them worse. Tell me again how Trump will hire “the best people” if elected.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:44:07am

re: #274 Sir John Barron

I’m just not politically correct which is why everyone loves me. Believe me.

Seriously, how did this country manage to elect Obama? We haven’t deserved him. He will be sorely missed.

Because old white racists no longer determine the presidency. We’ll do it again this year, and get another great leader. On the other hand, we do have to get our side to go out and vote in 2018.

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sagehen  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:44:12am

re: #265 lawhawk

If anything, you’re underplaying the hurdles. You’d need to make sure that you have enough time to get the replacement name on the ballot.

And it looks like those deadlines have already passed in some states if you were going to run as an independent.

Write-ins!!

It worked for Lisa Murkowski.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:44:18am

re: #257 KerFuFFler

Obama became a candidate in 2007 and Cpt. Kahn died in 2004 so it was more like three years, right?

Khan

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:46:35am

re: #278 Ace-o-aces

A Spokesperson is supposed to diffuse these kind of situations, not make them worse. Tell me again how Trump will hire “the best people” if elected.

Pierson is obviously a Democrat Party mole.

//

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:47:12am

re: #275 Sir John Barron

I’m waiting for the inevitable Trump was never a Real Conservative!!!1 pivot.

There are #NeverTrump wingnuts who keep spamming that photo of Bill and Hillary at his wedding.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:49:24am

re: #260 The Vicious Babushka

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I was in Ashburn a couple weeks ago and the economy sucks there? What unbelievable horseshit. I wish I had some photos of the traffic I had to sit in.

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:51:54am

re: #278 Ace-o-aces

A Spokesperson is supposed to diffuse these kind of situations, not make them worse. Tell me again how Trump will hire “the best people” if elected.

You need to put “best” in context to Trump bests.

Best Casino Operator Ever. Best Apartment/Condo/Hotel Builder Ever. Best Wine and Steaks Ever. Best College Ever. Best Business Book Author Ever. Best Men’s Ties Ever. Best Republican Presidential Candidate ever.

So he is being consistent! Their bests rise to the same level as his bests…Ever!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:54:08am

re: #285 ObserverArt

You need to put “best” in context to Trump bests.

Best Casino Operator Ever. Best Apartment/Condo/Hotel builder Ever. Best Wine and Steaks Ever. Best College Ever. Best Business Book Author Ever. Best Men’s Ties Ever. Best Republican Presidential Candidate ever.

So he is being consistent! Their bests rise to the same level as his bests…Ever!

Talking with one of my students today, I used LGF and the various Trump stories and she was horrified. I also dug up that Newsweek piece on Trump’s failed business ventures; she was flabbergasted as to how anyone could possibly support him. The phrase she used to describe him was “pathological liar”. I taught her the synonym: bullshit artist.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:54:32am

re: #279 Belafon

Because old white racists no longer determine the presidency. We’ll do it again this year, and get another great leader. On the other hand, we do have to get our side to go out and vote in 2018.

And 2017, and 2019, and …

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KerFuFFler  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:56:21am

re: #281 FormerDirtDart

Khan

You are right. I thought it was spelled that way too but I “corrected” myself by imitating the spelling of the person I was responding to:

So they pointed out to her that Cpt. Kahn had died 8 years before Obama even announced his candidacy, and yet she still thinks that he’s responsible for Kahn’s death?

If you had pointed out their misspelling first, I might have been spared this humiliating debacle….//// LOL

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Jay C  Aug 3, 2016 • 7:57:56am

re: #278 Ace-o-aces

A Spokesperson is supposed to diffuse these kind of situations, not make them worse. Tell me again how Trump will hire “the best people” if elected.

Just imagine the shitstorm if they have to give Katie Bullets the axe. There probably isn’t an NDA long enough to keep the mother lode of campaign dirt she must know out of sight…

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:02:42am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:06:11am

re: #288 KerFuFFler

Yeah, their family name has been misspelled quite frequently the last day or so. Hell even the Washington Post spelled it wrong in a headline, then in the first sentence of the article spelled it correctly.
I had hoped that the error would correct itself eventually. But, I guess lack of solid sleep has has worn on my patience. So, my wrath descend on you.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:07:30am

re: #290 lawhawk

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Remember when the GOP was going to have a contested convention, Trump was going to lose on the first ballot, and there would be a bloodbath as the party tried to pick somebody more palatable?

Ah, good times.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:09:47am

So this pile of steaming bullshit from a Jill Shill just landed in my mentions

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:09:49am
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b.d.  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:10:25am

re: #294 lawhawk

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“formal report”

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b.d.  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:11:55am

[trump] I’m not going to stay in this race if I’m not allowed to defend myself, I was viciously attacked. [trump]

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:12:04am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:13:08am

re: #280 sagehen

Write-ins!!

It worked for Lisa Murkowski.

And she’s been extracting sweet revenge from her GOP buddies ever since.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:13:16am

Before convention: “We need to find somebody to replace Trump if he fails on the first ballot.”

Week after convention: “We have to find somebody just in case Trump chooses not to remain the nominee.”

What next, the week before the election, they start looking for somebody in case he should have an “accident” (*wink wink nudge nudge*)?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:13:59am

re: #292 Targetpractice

Remember when the GOP was going to have a contested convention, Trump was going to lose on the first ballot, and there would be a bloodbath as the party tried to pick somebody more palatable?

Ah, good times.

So? They got it a little out of sequence, that’s all.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:14:11am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

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“Donald, we agree with basically everything you’re saying, we’re just saying you’re being too loud about it. STICK TO THE SCRIPT!”

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b.d.  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:14:30am

Maybe we can find a sane guy named Donald Trump to take his place on the ballot, that’d do it!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:14:39am

re: #299 Targetpractice

I wonder if they have not managed to bribe one of his accountants to “leak” DT’s tax returns: if that don’t sink him, I don’t know what else will…

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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:14:51am

re: #286 Dr Lizardo

Talking with one of my students today, I used LGF and the various Trump stories and she was horrified. I also dug up that Newsweek piece on Trump’s failed business ventures; she was flabbergasted as to how anyone could possibly support him. The phrase she used to describe him was “pathological liar”. I taught her the synonym: bullshit artist.

My favorite term for Trump is a phrase that I heard at a gas station when a couple guys were talking about a ner-do-well local. They called him a chronic bullshitter. I think it fits with Trump. His condition is much more chronic than it is artistic. He can’t help himself and he can’t keep it hidden.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:15:04am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

I doubt it will work. Trump will simply accuse them of betraying him and tell them to go eat a bag of dicks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:15:50am

re: #305 Dr Lizardo

I doubt it will work. Trump will simply accuse them of betraying him and tell them to go eat a bag of dicks baby.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:16:01am

re: #304 stpaulbear

My favorite term for Trump is a phrase that I heard at a gas station when a couple guys were talking about a ner-do-well local. They called him a chronic bullshitter. I think it fits with Trump. His condition is much more chronic than it is artistic. He can’t help himself and he can’t keep it hidden.

I’ll have to mention that to her when we go out for dinner and a movie tomorrow evening.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:16:21am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

Can’t make this up. Reince Priebus, Newt, and Rudy are preparing an intervention with Trump:

Yeah. Giuliani, Gingrich and Priebus are the guys I’d want to talk me down from the ledge.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:17:48am

re: #291 FormerDirtDart

Yeah, their family name has been misspelled quite frequently the last day or so. Hell even the Washington Post spelled it wrong in a headline, then in the first sentence of the article spelled it correctly.
I had hoped that the error would correct itself eventually. But, I guess lack of solid sleep has has worn on my patience. So, my wrath descend on you.

Not the wrath of Khan?

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TK-421  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:18:09am

The Three Stooges are performing an intervention.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:18:36am

re: #310 TK-421

The Three Stooges are performing an intervention.

The actual Three Stooges would be an improvement.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:18:41am

re: #301 Targetpractice

It’s not that they don’t agree with the substance of what Trump’s saying, but they don’t want Trump’s style to let everyone in on the con they’re pulling here.

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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:19:14am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

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Hidden cameras and microphones please please please!!!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:20:16am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

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Good luck with that one guys. He is who he is.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:20:22am

re: #294 lawhawk

Trump adviser @KellyannePolls: “I would push back on any formal report that the candidate is going to leave the race.”
— Phil Mattingly

Imagine if this was being said about Clinton?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:20:33am

re: #312 lawhawk

It’s not that they don’t agree with the substance of what Trump’s saying, but they don’t want Trump’s style to let everyone in on the con they’re pulling here.

Exactly.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:20:39am

re: #312 lawhawk

It’s not that they don’t agree with the substance of what Trump’s saying, but they don’t want Trump’s style to let everyone in on the con they’re pulling here.

Pretty much. They cautiously backed him on the hope that he’d “pivot” after the convention and start acting like a politician. But not only has he kept it up, he’s now he’s shaking their own tree and that’s something they won’t abide.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:20:43am

Just heard at work “Why does Michelle Obama have a Twitter account?”

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:21:10am

re: #311 Dr Lizardo

The actual Three Stooges would be an improvement.

Even in their present condition.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:21:19am

re: #314 HappyWarrior

Good luck with that one guys. He is who he is.

I thought he hired Paul Manafort to perform this function?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:21:29am

Holy shit, I just had a thought.

Priebus, chairman of the RNC, Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and GOP “intellectual” (snort) and Giuliani, someone Trump’s doubtlessly known for quite some time.

Could this be Trump’s ‘Nixon moment’?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:21:33am

re: #318 Belafon

Just heard at work “Why does Michelle Obama have a Twitter account?”

People are dumb.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:22:21am

re: #320 Sir John Barron

I thought he hired Paul Manafort to perform this function?

Thought so too.

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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:22:22am

re: #301 Targetpractice

“Donald, we agree with basically everything you’re saying, we’re just saying you’re being too loud about it. STICK TO THE SCRIPT!”

“But I HATE IT when babies cry while I’m talking! I don’t have to put up with that!”

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:22:32am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

All it will take is one comment from Warren to derail any of their work.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:22:47am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:23:11am

re: #318 Belafon

Just heard at work “Why does Michelle Obama have a Twitter account?”

Why wouldn’t she? Then again types like this think this POTUS should never vacation.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:23:20am

re: #324 stpaulbear

“But I HATE IT when babies cry while I’m talking! I don’t have to put up with that!”

“But people love it when I’m not politically correct”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:24:03am

re: #318 Belafon

Just heard at work “Why does Michelle Obama have a Twitter account?”

Because the government runs Twitter and Facebook and only allows liberal people to use it.

//

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:24:18am

re: #327 HappyWarrior

Why wouldn’t she? Then again types like this think this POTUS should never vacation.

Never realizing that for the POTUS, there really is no such thing as a “vacation”, at least as it’s commonly understood.

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bratwurst  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:24:42am

Oh, as a bonus: care to wager the ONE type of joke disallowed at the 2011 Comedy Central Trump Roast?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:25:06am

re: #330 Dr Lizardo

Never realizing that for the POTUS, there really is no such thing as a “vacation”, at least as it’s commonly understood.

Just time away from the WH.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:25:10am

re: #325 Belafon

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All it will take is one comment from Warren to derail any of their work.

Wasn’t it just a few months ago that Trump insisted he was going to clean up and be a normal guy…and lasted all of a day before he was back at it?

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:25:24am

re: #268 Targetpractice

Wow, Just wow.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:26:34am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

I wonder what the plan here is?

“Don’t do any more rallies”?

“Don’t do any more news interviews”?

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:27:23am

re: #335 Sir John Barron

Take away his Twitter account.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:27:47am

re: #335 Sir John Barron

I wonder what the plan here is?

“Don’t do any more rallies”?

“Don’t do any more news interviews”?

Hannibal Lecter mask for all rallies.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:28:40am

re: #336 lawhawk

Take away his Twitter account.

He’s addicted to Twitter. Has no personality without it.

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b.d.  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:29:16am

LOL, Sarah Palin’s new son-in law:

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:29:36am

538’s If The Election Was Held Today has HRC at 85%—which is far too low for my comfort.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:29:46am

re: #331 bratwurst

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Oh, as a bonus: care to wager the ONE type of joke disallowed at the 2011 Comedy Central Trump Roast?

Valuable insight. I would have guessed “daughter” jokes, but I’m normal.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:30:10am

re: #339 b.d.

LOL, Sarah Palin’s new son-in law:

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Uh oh, someone is gonna be on Mama Grizzly’s bad side.

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nines09  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:30:12am

CNN REPORTING……BREAKING………THIS JUST IN……

“Wolf?” Yes. We obtained reports from some ER personnel about an incident that happened last night. Records show that a D Trump was treated and released from a ER in Virginia. The report stated that the victim said he was “viciously attacked” with a sharpened copy of the US Constitution by an apparently Muslim couple, and needed stitches. He showed the attending doctor his Purple Heart and said the woman said nothing, and just stood there. More as the story breaks…. Back to you, Biff……..

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nines09  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:35:10am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:36:04am

I’m just going to leave this here…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:37:26am

re: #318 Belafon

Just heard at work “Why does Michelle Obama have a Twitter account?”

Trump supporter at the Dollar General store this morning: “When is the 4th of July? Is it in August or September? I can never remember. I do know that Thanksgiving is always on a Sunday…”

*thunk*

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:38:10am

re: #340 Sir John Barron

538’s If The Election Was Held Today has HRC at 85%—which is far too low for my comfort.

So, you’re saying he has a chance! /

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:38:19am

re: #346 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump supporter at the Dollar General store this morning: “When is the 4th of July? Is it in August or September? I can never remember. I do know that Thanksgiving is always on a Sunday…”

*thunk*

June.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:38:20am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart

I’m just going to leave this here…

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Glad Reince has come around on Trump. Oh wait.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:38:52am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart

I’m just going to leave this here…

Being awful spiteful of his party’s candidate isn’t he?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:39:13am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart

I’m just going to leave this here…

I thought Baghdad Bob was dead?

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LastYearsMan  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:40:11am

Lol @ Charles Pierce’s latest in Esquire, A Mutiny Is Brewing on Trump’s Nuclear Submarine. I just wish they had called it Carrot Tide.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:40:14am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart

I’m just going to leave this here…

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I’m not sure whether Rinsed is being passive aggressive or willfully dense. So I’m going to go with “both.”

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:41:39am

I just think it’s sad that they think they can control him. Good job Drs Gingrichstein, Preibustein, and Giulianistein.

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:42:34am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart

I’m just going to leave this here…

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Whoa.

Knives are out, kids.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:43:16am

Okay so that school yesterday in Ashurn is actually one where my cousin’s son goes and their valedictorian is a Muslim young woman.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:44:21am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:45:00am

re: #349 HappyWarrior

re: #350 Sir John Barron

re: #353 Targetpractice

I’m of the opinion Reince is simply attempting to establish his defense for when the People’s Tribunals convene.
You have to admit the statement is expertly ambiguous

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:45:44am

re: #358 FormerDirtDart

I’m of the opinion Reince is simply attempting to establish his defense for when the People’s Tribunals convene.
You have to admit the statement is expertly ambiguous

I don’t think Reince is that sly heh.

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sagehen  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:45:45am

re: #302 b.d.

Maybe we can find a sane guy named Donald Trump to take his place on the ballot, that’d do it!

How old is Donald Jr? He’s eligible, right?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:46:17am

re: #360 sagehen

How old is Donald Jr? He’s eligible, right?

He’s just as qualified.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:46:41am

re: #352 LastYearsMan

Lol @ Charles Pierce’s latest in Esquire, A Mutiny Is Brewing on Trump’s Nuclear Submarine. I just wish they had called it Carrot Tide.

That’s a fun article—not Hunter Thompson Fun, but fun.

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:47:44am

What purpose do these guys think an intervention would serve? Trump is a 70 year old loud-mouthed asshole, and he’s been a loud-mouthed asshole all of his life.

They expect him to change? They’re fucking delusional.

They’ve painted themselves into the Mother of All Corners. I continue to be stunned at their abject incompetence. Remember back when they were crowing about a ‘permanent Republican majority?’

Please proceed. All of you. I’ll sit here and watch. What a time to be alive.

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ChuckJager95  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:47:49am

re: #362 Decatur Deb

That’s a fun article—not Hunter Thompson Fun, but fun.

Esquire is behind a firewall here at work, can anyone copy/paste it?

I’m dying to read it, yooooge fan of Mr. Pierce.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:47:55am

re: #355 makeitstop

Whoa.

Knives are out, kids.

I read it that way at first, but I think Priebus is still trying to prevent Obama’s re-election.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:48:23am

re: #340 Sir John Barron

538’s If The Election Was Held Today has HRC at 85%—which is far too low for my comfort.

I’ll feel much better when Trump’s odds drop below 10%.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:49:01am

re: #361 HappyWarrior

Donny Jr and Ivanka both eligible

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:49:24am

re: #364 ChuckJager95

Esquire is behind a firewall here at work, can anyone copy/paste it?

I’m dying to read it, yooooge fan of Mr. Pierce.

Fairly long—couple pages of good stuff.

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Le Lapin Tueur  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:49:48am

re: #363 makeitstop

What purpose do these guys think an intervention would serve? Trump is a 70 year old loud-mouthed asshole, and he’s been a loud-mouthed asshole all of his life.

They expect him to change? They’re fucking delusional.

Even if there was a quick personality transplant, his asshole antibodies would kill the new tissue in under 12 hrs and he would revert to the current personality aspect.

It’s a futile attempt doomed to fail.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:50:00am

re: #366 Big Beautiful Door

I’ll feel much better when Trump’s odds drop below 10%.

I just can’t see it getting better for him. in fact like a trainwreck, I want to see who he’s stupid enough to go after next. Fire marshals, Gold Star parents, babies, who’s next? Hmmm maybe he’ll say he likes Russia’s flag better than ours.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:50:16am

I wont believe that the Trump campaign staffers are that suicidal until they start dropping like Tommen while the Sept of Baelor smokes in the distance.

Mostly because those top staffers? They’re Trump’s kids and they’re just as delusional as he is. After all, Trump kept claiming/fashioning that Ivanka is his closest/top aide.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:50:29am

re: #367 FormerDirtDart

Donny Jr and Ivanka both eligible

Gotcha. Knew Ivanka was.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:50:36am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart

I’m just going to leave this here…

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Reince came out against Trump!!/

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:50:53am

Who knew that HRC having Mr. Khan speak at the DNC would drive Trump to this level of buffoonery?

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:51:38am

re: #370 HappyWarrior

I just can’t see it getting better for him. in fact like a trainwreck, I want to see who he’s stupid enough to go after next. Fire marshals, Gold Star parents, babies, who’s next? Hmmm maybe he’ll say he likes Russia’s flag better than ours.

Gonna publicly shame those loser brats and their low-energy Samoas.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:51:49am

re: #374 Sir John Barron

Who knew that HRC having Mr. Khan speak at the DNC would drive Trump to this level of buffoonery?

I think he was really blindsided by the fact that Muslim-Americans do serve this country. The thought never occurred to him.

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Lidane  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:51:56am
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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:52:21am

re: #365 Decatur Deb

I read it that way at first, but I think Priebus is still trying to prevent Obama’s re-election.

I can see that. Who knew Rinse could be so cleverly ambiguous?

Nah. It was probably an accident.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:52:31am

re: #374 Sir John Barron

Who knew that HRC having Mr. Khan speak at the DNC would drive Trump to this level of buffoonery?

Nothing said or done during the DNC seems to have done more to fuck with Comrade Combover’s head than having Khan speak out against him.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:52:44am

re: #377 Lidane

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WHERE’S THE RESET BUTTON. CAN WE PLEASE RESET IT AND GET KASICH AS THE NOMINEE?

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wrenchwench  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:52:54am

re: #374 Sir John Barron

Who knew that HRC having Mr. Khan speak at the DNC would drive Trump to this level of buffoonery?

Huma Abedin.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:52:54am

Here’s the Pierce piece:

Wednesday’s edition of Where In The Hell Have The Rails Gone? began early, when one of the co-hosts of Squint And The Meat Puppet let a particularly scary kitty out of the burlap, as reported by CNBC, one of the sister networks of the National Broadcasting Company, which now was merely two days away from the First Olympiad of the Flesh-Eating Bacteria Era.

“Several months ago, a foreign policy expert on the international level went to advise Donald Trump. And three times [Trump] asked about the use of nuclear weapons. Three times he asked at one point if we had them why can’t we use them,” Scarborough said on his “Morning Joe” program. Scarborough made the Trump comments 52 seconds into an interview with former Director of Central Intelligence and ex-National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden.
Is this something that actually happened? Who knows? It reads for all the world like one of He, Trump’s claims that some top man somewhere told him that Martians are mating with scallops in the Central Park lagoon. Let’s assume for the moment that it is true, and that some foreign policy expert was so terrified by this that his first thought was to call Squint, so that the waking nation could be told that one of the two major-party presidential nominees was, in reality, Major Kong. Does this tell us anything that we didn’t know before?

Why yes, it does. In the immortal words of an anonymous Irish headline writer, regarding a story about the closing of a beloved saloon, the ship is deserting the sinking rats.

The last straw for most folks—including obvious anagram Reince Priebus, the emptiest suit in American politics—was He, Trump’s musing that he “wasn’t there yet” on endorsing Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from the state of Wisconsin. Given all that’s happened since the Republicans closed their Masque of the Red Death convention in Cleveland, it says something about Priebus’ moral compass that this was what it takes to make him realize the true nature of his party’s nominee, but let’s leave that aside for the moment.

Khizr Khan’s gift for turning the knife is plainly driving the candidate and what’s left of his operation out of what’s left of its mind. Just yesterday, spokesbot Katrina Pierson blamed the death of Humayan Khan on President Obama and Hillary Clinton, even though Captain Khan was killed in action in 2004. Later, just after Jeff Zucker had argued publicly that hiring him was a master stroke of media genius, as our pals at Tiger Beat On The Potomac reported, CNN embarrassment Corey Lewandowski decided that the time was right to bring the whole Birther thing back up. Via TPM:

“Look, the only reason it’s germane is because she brought the issue up, and said Donald Trump raised the issue of his Harvard transcripts. And I just simply said, ‘Have those transcripts ever been released?’ And the question was ‘Did he get in as a U.S. citizen, or was he brought in to Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country?’ I don’t know the answer.”
There are people at CNN that I like and respect—nobody on TV works harder than Dana Bash and Jake Tapper is a helluva reporter—but no news organization covering this freak show has demolished its credibility worse than CNN has. Between Lewandowski and Scottie Nell Hughes, Jeff Zucker should go to Media SuperMax for life.

Finally, somebody inside Bedlam whispered to a number of reporters, including MSNBC’s indefatigable Ali Vitali, that the campaign staff is looking longingly at the distance between the windows and the sidewalk. This prompted First Mate Starbuc…er…Paul Manafort to issue a stern denial that everybody is just mailing it in at this point because the candidate is losing his marbles. The response from the campaign was pretty much what you’d expect. TBOTP has the wrap-up:

Citing a longtime ally of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, CNBC correspondent John Harwood tweeted Tuesday that Manafort is “not challenging Trump anymore. Mailing it in. Staff suicidal.” Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications adviser, responded with a Federalist article critiquing Harwood’s performance as a moderator at CNBC’s debate last October.
I’m convinced. Thanks, Jason.

Anyway, all of this has people speculating more openly about a mutiny belowdecks against the party’s nominee. Technically, there’s nothing stopping the party from stripping its nomination from He, Trump. Politically, of course, it would be cataclysmic, at least for the moment.

However, I suspect that, within days, the elite political media would congratulate the Republican Party for this bold move, and work very hard to establish a Year Zero horse-race narrative between Hillary Rodham Clinton and whatever stalking horse—Mitt Romney? Paul Ryan? Zombie Rutherford Hayes?—the party throws out there. The fact that a vulgar talking yam decimated his primary opponents by running a campaign based on incoherent bigotry and mindless xenophobia, and the fact that he was able to do that because the GOP had cultivated those qualities over four decades, will go swiftly into the bonfire of institutional memory.

This, of course, assumes that He, Trump would get out of the way, which ignores the fact that this is a fellow who gets into a three-day public rage over a heretofore obscure pair of Gold Star parents, and which also ignores the fact that he’s lost his marbles. He’s just as likely to stay in the race and spend the next 90-odd days with the Rage-o-Tron Deluxe dialed up to 11. (And, frankly, he’d have something of a point.) It also ignores the fact that ratfcker supreme Roger Stone is already out there stirring up civil insurrection in the event that HRC wins in November. How many more rats would get vigorously fcked if the party chucked its nominee over the side? The tree of liberty and all that…

(Financially, of course, it would be a circus, because if you think He, Trump would leave without getting luxuriously paid off, I have an Ivanka Fellowship from Trump University I would like to sell you.)

I would watch the news carefully all day Wednesday to see if the stirrings in the crew quarters gets louder as everyone gets his rum ration and moves towards the weapons locker.

Don’t believe, no don’t believe/Don’t believe everything you hear…

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Lidane  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:53:18am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:54:25am

re: #381 wrenchwench

Huma Abedin.

Muslim Sisterhood.

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Archangelus  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:54:34am
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Dave In Austin  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:55:48am

I posted a link early this morning from Morning Joe. Here is the heart of the matter.

Report: Trump Kept Asking During Foreign Policy Briefing Why He Can’t Just Use Nukes

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:55:58am

re: #383 Lidane

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He got out at the right time.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:56:41am

re: #386 Dave In Austin

I posted a link early this morning from Morning Joe. Here is the heart of the matter.

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Yeah I heard about that. And that’s what Gingrich, Preibus, and Rudy won’t be able to change. This is fundamentally who he is.

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:56:55am

Craig is being really good with Eartha. This morning he came inside, called for her (she was head-stomping my wife and I at the time) and instead of his usual one-or—two meow call, he meowed five or six times and it continued after she went to see him.

I got up to see what the lecture was about - my wife said, “Do you think he has a mouse?” and I said there had to be something - and when I got to the living room Craig was sitting about three feet from Eartha letting her inspect the gopher he’d brought in from the yard.

“Yes, we kill these things too.” Such a great older brother.

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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:57:40am

re: #370 HappyWarrior

I just can’t see it getting better for him. in fact like a trainwreck, I want to see who he’s stupid enough to go after next. Fire marshals, Gold Star parents, babies, who’s next? Hmmm maybe he’ll say he likes Russia’s flag better than ours.

He’s going to go after the republican party.

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:57:59am

re: #383 Lidane

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I like John Boehner now that he’s retired. Seems like a decent fellow who just wants to relax and be retired.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:58:14am

re: #390 stpaulbear

He’s going to go after the republican party.

That will be fun.

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Jenner7  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:58:26am

He doesn’t listen? Get out!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:58:36am

re: #386 Dave In Austin

Almost forgot about Harold Ford.

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:58:43am

Jesus fucking christ, Tamron Hall - allegations of election “rigging” by Trump aren’t to be taken seriously and repeated as if they’re fact.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 8:59:36am

re: #391 darthstar

I like John Boehner now that he’s retired. Seems like a decent fellow who just wants to relax and be retired.

He did a video with Obama that Obama did for his Correspendents Dinner about what Obama was going to do in retirement. I think Boehner did a terrible job as Speaker but I think compared with Cantor and Ryan, he’s all right. Definitely someone who can let one loose now he doesn’t have to worry about the assholes in the Freedom Caucus.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:00:52am

re: #396 HappyWarrior

He did a video with Obama that Obama did for his Correspendents Dinner about what Obama was going to do in retirement. I think Boehner did a terrible job as Speaker but I think compared with Cantor and Ryan, he’s all right. Definitely someone who can let one loose now he doesn’t have to worry about the assholes in the Freedom Caucus.

Today’s Tea Party Republicans so terrible they make Boehner look like a good guy.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:00:59am

re: #394 Sir John Barron

Almost forgot about Harold Ford.

I had too. There’s a name from the past. Was never really impressed. I’m okay with moderates but Ford seemed to do moderate just for the sake of moderate in that he wanted to be able to please everyone.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:01:48am

re: #397 Sir John Barron

Today’s Tea Party Republicans so terrible they make Boehner look like a good guy.

I know, how fucked up is it that the original man of Orange looks like a statesman.

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:03:03am

re: #396 HappyWarrior

He did a video with Obama that Obama did for his Correspendents Dinner about what Obama was going to do in retirement. I think Boehner did a terrible job as Speaker but I think compared with Cantor and Ryan, he’s all right. Definitely someone who can let one loose now he doesn’t have to worry about the assholes in the Freedom Caucus.

He could have been a great speaker. All he had to do was ignore the Freedom Caucus and strike a deal with Moderate Republicans and Democrats for a bipartisan majority. Of course, Obama’s approval would be at 94% if that had happened as we wouldn’t have had Sequestration, we would have funded infrastructure projects, and the economy would be one massive erection.

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Skip Intro  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:03:46am

Oh dear.

Bitcoin value falls off cliff after $77M stolen in Hong Kong exchange hack

arstechnica.com

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LastYearsMan  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:03:51am

re: #396 HappyWarrior

I think Boehner did a terrible job as Speaker but I think compared with Cantor and Ryan, he’s all right.

Anyone else looking forward to what 10 more years of GOP madness will do to lowering the bar?

“Yeah, burned down Iowa, but at least he didn’t nuke our fresh water supplies, like Donald Gingrich Jr. did.”

“Sure, he killed a lot of people over a fake war, but at least he didn’t use their souls to open a portal to the next world and summon Cthulhu.”

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Testy Toad T  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:04:00am

re: #396 HappyWarrior

He did a video with Obama that Obama did for his Correspendents Dinner about what Obama was going to do in retirement. I think Boehner did a terrible job as Speaker but I think compared with Cantor and Ryan, he’s all right. Definitely someone who can let one loose now he doesn’t have to worry about the assholes in the Freedom Caucus.

I think he saw tactics like government shutdowns as abhorrent but possibly necessary to advance policies that he honestly thought would be good for the American people.

Which makes him a dumbass, and an incompetent leader, but not a traitor to the fundamental ideals of this nation.

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b.d.  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:04:21am

[trump] Why would I listen to Rudy or Newt? Both of those low energy losers couldn’t win the nomination when I did? Sad! [trump]

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:05:30am

re: #400 darthstar

He could have been a great speaker. All he had to do was ignore the Freedom Caucus and strike a deal with Moderate Republicans and Democrats for a bipartisan majority. Of course, Obama’s approval would be at 94% if that had happened as we wouldn’t have had Sequestration, we would have funded infrastructure projects, and the economy would be one massive erection.

Yeah I think he could have been decent if he had just otld the Freedom Caucus assholes to fuck off. I’m with oyu. I don’t think Boehner’s a particularly bad guy which I think Obama feels but someone who had tons of crazed caucus members. I do think more highly of Boehner as a man than I do Newt and Hastert and Ryan.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:06:07am

re: #403 Testy Toad T

I think he saw tactics like government shutdowns as abhorrent but possibly necessary to advance policies that he honestly thought would be good for the American people.

Which makes him a dumbass, and an incompetent leader, but not a traitor to the fundamental ideals of this nation.

Right.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:06:19am

re: #370 HappyWarrior

I just can’t see it getting better for him. in fact like a trainwreck, I want to see who he’s stupid enough to go after next. Fire marshals, Gold Star parents, babies, who’s next? Hmmm maybe he’ll say he likes Russia’s flag better than ours.

Insult the Pope?
Go Moon landing denial?
Throw a disabled veteran out of one of his rallies, wheelchair and all?
Publicly lust after Bristol Palin?

At this point anything is possible.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:06:31am

re: #404 b.d.

[trump] Why would I listen to Rudy or Newt? Both of those low energy losers couldn’t win the nomination when I did? Sad! [trump]

Yeah I can’t see him taking their advice seriously.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:06:49am

re: #399 HappyWarrior

I know, how fucked up is it that the original man of Orange looks like a statesman.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:07:20am

Trumporrhoids take everything that is true about Trump and apply it to Hillary==>

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:07:29am

re: #407 Shiplord Kirel

Insult the Pope?
Go Moon landing denial?
Throw a disabled veteran out of one of his rallies, wheelchair and all?
Publicly lust after Bristol Palin?

At this point anything is possible.

On the moon landing denialism, I think Buzz Aldrin would personally go and knock Trump out in one shot - and the USSS would do … nothing.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:08:18am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

Trumporrhoids take everything that is true about Trump and apply it to Hillary==>

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They always haev had a habit of ascribing the worst elements of their candidates on to otehrs.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:08:54am

re: #401 Skip Intro

Oh dear.

Bitcoin value falls off cliff after $77M stolen in Hong Kong exchange hack

arstechnica.com

Nothing symbolized the naiveté of libertarianism more than that title. “It would work great if people acted responsibly.” If people acted responsibly, we wouldn’t need most of the things we have set up.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:10:06am

So, there was a plane crash in Dubai today, and while all 300 on board survived, a firefighter died of injuries sustained fighting the fire:

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:10:35am

re: #408 HappyWarrior

Yeah I can’t see him taking their advice seriously.

If he won’t listen, and if Trump continues in his typical blowhard manner, then the GOP is possibly going to have to contemplate the unthinkable.

Rescind their nomination of Donald Trump. At the very least, publicly say the Republican Party disavows Trump and urge their members to cast their votes for someone else.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:11:04am

Don’t know if this has been posted yet:

Trump really does have tiny babyhands, and you can see how you measure up.

My admittedly larger-than-average hands completely dwarf his, with fingers each about an inch longer. No wonder he’s so defensive about it.

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:11:04am

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

andrew kaczynski ✔ @BuzzFeedAndrew
Can’t make this up. Reince Priebus, Newt, and Rudy are preparing an intervention with Trump: nbcnews.com
10:59 AM - 3 Aug 2016
204 204 Retweets 154 154 likes

How many times have the GOP party leaders, his family, his campaign staff, Ryan and McConnell tried this already?

Plus, America has already seen his fat ass and how he acts. It would only be his most nutty supporters that would hang with him.

I’m thinking he will last one 24 hour cycle after said intervention…Clinton or Obama will say something that gets under that thin skin and he will be right back to saying crazy things and acting like a 2-year old.

He is TRUMP® and can’t be contained unless in a straight jacket or maybe in a…

The Trump White Room
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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:14:05am

re: #302 b.d.

Maybe we can find a sane guy named Donald Trump to take his place on the ballot, that’d do it!

Sure thing.

Easy to do, just get his media spokesman John Miller to do it.

I understand they look and act very similar.

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Jenner7  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:14:20am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:14:40am
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Archangelus  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:14:45am

re: #416 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Don’t know if this has been posted yet:

Trump really does have tiny babyhands, and you can see how you measure up.

My admittedly larger-than-average hands completely dwarf his, with fingers each about an inch longer. No wonder he’s so defensive about it.

Good grief… I’ve always had disproportionately small hands, didn’t think they’d actually be that bigger than Trump’s minuscule digits…

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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:17:00am

re: #398 HappyWarrior

I had too. There’s a name from the past. Was never really impressed. I’m okay with moderates but Ford seemed to do moderate just for the sake of moderate in that he wanted to be able to please everyone.

The ‘does not compute’ look on his face when Hayden said Trump had no advisers was telling.

Mika reacted as if she was going to have to tell the kids that their puppy had been run over by a car. By the neighbors. On purpose. I think this news actually scared her.

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:17:39am

re: #338 Sir John Barron

He’s addicted to Twitter. Has no personality without it.

He has no personality with it.

Well, unless insane clown can be considered a legit personality.

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:19:00am

I wouldn’t say Clinton’s campaign has been “flawless,” Howard Dean…but by comparison with her competitor? She’s looking pretty damn good.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:19:11am

Here is the latest wingnut outrage nothingburger to distract from their candidate being pants-on-head crazy==>

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:23:43am

re: #379 Targetpractice

Nothing said or done during the DNC seems to have done more to fuck with Comrade Combover’s head than having Khan speak out against him.

It was just like an Obama/Clinton drone strike!

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:25:06am

Elevated Bus That Drives Above Traffic Jams

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:25:59am

This is all that matters to Trump and his shills (like Druge & SMOTI)

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:27:05am

re: #427 FormerDirtDart

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Uhm…wow.

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Great White Snark  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:28:11am

re: #427 FormerDirtDart

Jonah and the Whale…

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:28:12am

re: #395 darthstar

Jesus fucking christ, Tamron Hall - allegations of election “rigging” by Trump aren’t to be taken seriously and repeated as if they’re fact.

I haven’ seen to much of her covering Trumpy, but when I have the look on her face is usually one of “damn something smells bad around here” and she can’t begin to cover it up.

I like Tamron. She seems to have a very low tolerance for BS. Sadly it might keep her in the lower rungs of NBC.

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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:28:24am

re: #403 Testy Toad T

I think he saw tactics like government shutdowns as abhorrent but possibly necessary to advance policies that he honestly thought would be good for the American people.

Which makes him a dumbass, and an incompetent leader, but not a traitor to the fundamental ideals of this nation.

You’re making the D_F argument.

Shutting down the government over obamacare is about as close as you can come to being a traitor without putting on the enemy uniform. He went ahead and put party over country and the economy. The house played chicken with the country and everybody lost. That should be what he is remembered for. He was willing to fuck everything up so that people didn’t get healthcare.

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ChuckJager95  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:30:01am

re: #425 The Vicious Babushka

Here is the latest wingnut outrage nothingburger to distract from their candidate being pants-on-head crazy==>

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I think they’re just mad that the established currency for hostage trades are missiles.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:30:03am

re: #421 Archangelus

Good grief… I’ve always had disproportionately small hands, didn’t think they’d actually be that bigger than Trump’s minuscule digits…

I’m a little old lady and his hands are only 1/4 inch longer than mine.

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Lidane  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:30:06am

*facepalm*

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:30:15am

re: #429 Targetpractice

That’s damned impressive. Kudos. I knew was in the project stage, but I didn’t know they were already testing a prototype. I’ll show that to one student of mine; she wants that here in Ostrava.

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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:32:37am

re: #419 Jenner7

Armando @armandodkos
No tweets from @realDonaldTrump in 5 hours. Is the intervention underway?
11:12 AM - 3 Aug 2016

The barbiturates are still working.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:33:04am

re: #435 Lidane

*facepalm*

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A story that might have fizzled out after a day keeps raging on a week later because Trump and his surrogates simply cannot show a shred of basic human decency and apologize to the Khans.

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:33:24am

re: #437 stpaulbear

Armando @armandodkos
No tweets from @realDonaldTrump in 5 hours. Is the intervention underway?
11:12 AM - 3 Aug 2016

The barbiturates are still working.

Manafort apparently bought a tranq rifle.

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:33:47am

re: #424 darthstar

I wouldn’t say Clinton’s campaign has been “flawless,” Howard Dean…but by comparison with her competitor? She’s looking pretty damn good.

Remember how Obama learned he couldn’t call women “darling” (or baby or whatever the cute nickname was) anymore?

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:34:51am

re: #439 makeitstop

Manafort apparently bought a tranq rifle.

Borrowed an elephant gun from Jr? /

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:35:00am

So, today I have seen this exact same meme from wingnuts and butthurt sore loser Berniebro JillShills

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:35:37am

re: #435 Lidane

*facepalm*

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Stale shit Frank.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:35:41am

re: #442 The Vicious Babushka

So, today I have seen this exact same meme from wingnuts and JillShills

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Bitter much?

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LastYearsMan  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:35:44am

Jesus frick… when your “intervention” to behave involves the names Gingrich, Giuliani, and Priebus … words fail. Beyond parody. It’s like if Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen were to give singing lessons.

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:35:52am

re: #435 Lidane

*facepalm*

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This is how Frank Gaffney makes a living.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:36:37am
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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:37:22am

re: #427 FormerDirtDart

That’ll be great when someone forgets that they have their bike racked to the roof of their car.

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Lidane  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:37:29am

Erick, Son of Erick is in a mood and went on a Twitter rampage this morning. He’s realizing that the election is going to end badly. I’m counting 20 tweets in this, if not more.

I don’t know how to copy an entire Twitter thread or I’d share it here. He’s clearly started drinking early today.

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:37:35am

re: #431 ObserverArt

I haven’ seen to much of her covering Trumpy, but when I have the look on her face is usually one of “damn something smells bad around here” and she can’t begin to cover it up.

I like Tamron. She seems to have a very low tolerance for BS. Sadly it might keep her in the lower rungs of NBC.

I find her to be sensationalist at times. But she does fine with lighter stories - entertainment especially - and the Kardashian candidacy of Trump should be right up her alley.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:38:12am

WUT???

Police say Murphy told them he was handling the revolver he thought was empty when it fired accidentally inside Rodriguez’s residence Monday night. Police say Murphy told them he kept pulling the trigger thinking the other chambers were empty, but they were actually loaded.

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b.d.  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:38:23am

re: #447 Backwoods_Sleuth

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A picture with both of them wearing coats, how timely.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:39:09am

re: #447 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You stand with the guy who’s being savaged by the nominee that you still support.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:39:39am

re: #446 Barefoot Grin

This is how Frank Gaffney makes a living.

Yeah I’ve noticed that. I’m surprised he hasn’t called KAreem Abdul Jabbar an ISIS agent yet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:40:44am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:40:47am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:41:03am

re: #447 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Granny isn’t going to starve herself!

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:41:52am

i was offline for like 2 hours

how many scandals did i miss?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:41:56am

re: #442 The Vicious Babushka

#Hillary made history by being 1st Pres cand to get caught rigging a primary while being under #FBI Investigation pic.twitter.com
— AmericanWoman

Tweeter needs to spell better

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Lidane  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:41:56am

This is excellent news for John McCain Mitt Romney Donald Trump!

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:42:21am

re: #447 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Until the winds change and then “hey, how convenient! here’s a bus—someone grab his legs while I get his arms—one, two, threeeeee!”

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:43:23am

Katrina is playing the media like a fine violin

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:43:37am

re: #456 FormerDirtDart

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Too bad for Dubya, Trump is probably more liked within the base than he is now. Good to seee him speak out though. And man is he looking more like his dad every day.

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Skip Intro  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:45:04am

re: #455 Backwoods_Sleuth

Reince’s livid face.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:45:07am

re: #463 HappyWarrior

Too bad for Dubya, Trump is probably more liked within the base than he is now. Good to seee him speak out though. And man is he looking more like his dad every day.

The Base once thought W was one of them. Not really.

W also didn’t much care for Trumpy blaming him for 9/11.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:45:22am

re: #459 Sir John Barron

Twitter needs to get their facts straight.

One party has been caught multiple times in just the past two weeks rigging elections. That’d be the GOP and their efforts to deny minorities the right to vote through various iterations of state laws enacted specifically to prevent blacks or poor people from voting.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:46:04am

LOL

[This tweet has apparently been deleted.]

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darthstar  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:46:06am

re: #442 The Vicious Babushka

So, today I have seen this exact same meme from wingnuts and butthurt sore loser Berniebro JillShills

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Jill’s not a threat to Hillary. Trump isn’t a threat to Hillary. I don’t see the point in even getting upset over these stupid twitter memes…and the term “Berniebro” is so last month.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:46:09am

re: #466 lawhawk

Twitter needs to get their facts straight.

One party has been caught multiple times in just the past two weeks rigging elections. That’d be the GOP and their efforts to deny minorities the right to vote through various iterations of state laws enacted specifically to prevent blacks or poor people from voting.

You not letting us rig the election means you’re rigging the election!!!!11

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:46:18am

re: #465 Sir John Barron

The Base once thought W was one of them. Not really.

W also didn’t much care for Trumpy blaming him for 9/11.

YEah I imagine that pissesd him off.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:46:28am

re: #467 The Vicious Babushka

LOL

[This tweet has apparently been deleted.]

Was @CNN Contributor Corey Lewandowski A Human Or An Alien From Planet Gorb-Gorb When Trump Hired Him?

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gocart mozart  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:46:43am

re: #407 Shiplord Kirel

Insult the Pope?
Go Moon landing denial?
Throw a disabled veteran out of one of his rallies, wheelchair and all?
Publicly lust after Bristol Palin?

Didn’t he already do the first one six months ago?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:47:18am

re: #472 gocart mozart

Didn’t he already do the first one six months ago?

It’s about the time in the cycle for him to do it again.

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Jenner7  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:48:09am
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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:48:19am

re: #468 darthstar

Jill’s not a threat to Hillary. Trump isn’t a threat to Hillary. I don’t see the point in even getting upset over these stupid twitter memes…and the term “Berniebro” is so last month.

I just call them Busters now since they’ve abandoned Sanders as well.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:48:46am

re: #466 lawhawk

Twitter needs to get their facts straight.

One party has been caught multiple times in just the past two weeks rigging elections. That’d be the GOP and their efforts to deny minorities the right to vote through various iterations of state laws enacted specifically to prevent blacks or poor people from voting.

Just got this guy’s—Ari Berman—book yesterday. It’s called Give Us The Ballot and its mostly about the attacks against the VRA.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:50:01am

re: #474 Jenner7

$400 million? That’s couch change in the Pentagon.

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:51:05am

re: #456 FormerDirtDart

George W. Bush burns Trump over Khan feud, immigration policies

Good on Bush.

That Daily News web site is an absolute mess, though.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:51:32am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:52:30am

Unfortunately he didn’t thread his tweets, all 20 of them, so you’ll need to got to his page to read them all
worth it

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Barefoot Grin  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:52:44am

re: #479 jaunte

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Sheldon?

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Lidane  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:53:04am

Trump will work with Ryan, but won’t endorse him. Seems legit.

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Skip Intro  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:53:25am

Republican Candidate For Sheriff In West Virginia Charged With Heroin Possession

A candidate for county sheriff in West Virginia has been charged with possession of heroin after he was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of his home Tuesday.

Medics attending to John Orem, 47, gave him Narcan to reverse the effects of narcotics, the Herald-Mail reports. Authorities said they found a cotton ball on a metal spoon in a bathroom cabinet that later tested positive for heroin.

Orem is the Republican nominee for Berkeley County sheriff.

huffingtonpost.com;

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:55:20am

re: #481 Barefoot Grin

Maybe!

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:56:03am

re: #474 Jenner7

Time was, if a Republican wanted to send stuff to Iran, they had to do it in the form of arms for hostages.

That’s what Reagan would do. In fact, that’s what he and his staff did. Secretly.

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Joe Bacon  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:56:58am

re: #311 Dr Lizardo

The actual Three Stooges would be an improvement.

You’d need ALL of the Stooges for an intervention. Moe, Larry and Curly aren’t enough. Shemp, Joe and even Curly Joe are needed as well!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:57:44am

re: #474 Jenner7

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:57:48am
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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:59:15am

re: #488 The Vicious Babushka

“…He’s best described not in political terms but in developmental ones. He’s a toddler. I’d say “infant” but infants are pre-verbal, and he has a few words, most of them monosyllabic.

Only a toddler could be so self-justifying and tone-deaf that he’d compare the sacrifice of Humayun Khan — the soldier I mentioned who was killed in Iraq — to his own professional work of erecting tall buildings and simultaneously enriching himself.

Only a toddler would respond to Michael Bloomberg’s digs at him by saying that when they golfed together, “I hit the ball a lot longer.” Yes, Donald, everything about you is longer. We haven’t forgotten that G.O.P. presidential debate.

Over the last few days, the word “decency” has popped up a lot, and it’s on target.

“There’s just no sense of decency from this man,” Rick Tyler, a Republican strategist who worked for Ted Cruz, told Politico.

“He has no decency,” Khizr Khan, the fallen soldier’s father, told ABC News.

Trump isn’t just uninformed, as his recent comments on Ukraine reaffirmed. He’s a repository of almost every character trait that we reprimand children for.”
nytimes.com

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:59:25am

re: #487 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It was secret because Reince didn’t know about it. Maybe someone can help Reicne with his resume. HE’s going to need it.

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LastYearsMan  Aug 3, 2016 • 9:59:55am

So … racist/nativist, birther, grifter, debt defaulter, NATO-revisionist/Putin-appeaser, veteran insulter … and nuke-curious. Have I missed anything?

And Hillary … did what exactly?

How is this even a contest? How is there a single delegate in the US electoral college even contemplating going Trump?

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:00:00am

re: #379 Targetpractice

Nothing said or done during the DNC seems to have done more to fuck with Comrade Combover’s head than having Khan speak out against him.

Makes him look small in the eyes of his base (Nazi’s, confederates, racists, and the rest of the ilk) being taken to task by a … MUSLIM! Doesn’t matter the reason for the rebuke, just that it came from a MUSLIM!! And that can’t be tolerated coming from a MUSLIM!!!

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Jenner7  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:00:12am

re: #480 FormerDirtDart

Frightening.

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:00:25am

re: #480 FormerDirtDart

Unfortunately he didn’t thread his tweets, all 20 of them, so you’ll need to got to his page to read them all
worth it

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someone is backgrounding “linda jones” right now

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:03:12am

re: #491 LastYearsMan

So … racist/nativist, birther, grifter, debt defaulter, NATO-revisionist/Putin-appeaser, veteran insulter … and nuke-curious. Have I missed anything?

And Hillary … did what exactly?

How is this even a contest? How is there a single delegate in the US electoral college even contemplating going Trump?

She was a competent woman that Republicans recognized over 20 years ago would be a threat to them.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:03:29am

re: #427 FormerDirtDart

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That is interesting. Could have bike lanes outside the bus running area and the vehicles on the inside area.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:03:50am

re: #491 LastYearsMan

So … racist/nativist, birther, grifter, debt defaulter, NATO-revisionist/Putin-appeaser, veteran insulter … and nuke-curious. Have I missed anything?

And Hillary … did what exactly?

How is this even a contest? How is there a single delegate in the US electoral college even contemplating going Trump?

That was what my student said this morning, pretty much. And then she went on to wonder how so many Americans could seemingly be so brain-dead? I referred her to an article on the death of reason in American cultural life; she said she’d read it when she has the time later this weekend.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:05:24am

re: #145 Dave In Austin

Thanks. Dear Lord that’s some frightening shit!

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:05:46am

re: #475 Belafon

I just call them Busters now since they’ve abandoned Sanders as well.

Maybe when the election is over all the Bernie terms will be over and done. Some of the actions and lingering hatred for anything not Bernie helps keep them alive.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:07:42am

Jan: “Obama just announced that he’s paying ransom to get back the hostages! That’s wrong!”

Aug: “Obama secretly paid ransom for the hostages! That’s evil!”

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:08:47am

re: #479 jaunte

Donor should ask him or herself why they donated to Trumpy to begin with. He’s been loony since day 1.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:08:50am

So Donald dropped this Twitternuke to distract attention from his meltdown and hasn’t Tweeted for the last 6 hours

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:10:33am

re: #502 The Vicious Babushka

5:23 am?? I wonder if he ever sleeps.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:11:12am

re: #502 The Vicious Babushka

Our incompetent Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was the one who started talks to give 400 million dollars, in cash, to Iran. Scandal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2016

“Scandal!” SMH

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:11:23am

re: #503 Eclectic Cyborg

5:23 am?? I wonder if he ever sleeps.

Cocaine is a helluva drug.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:11:57am

re: #502 The Vicious Babushka

Factually wrong too, since the deal was started and consummated by Kerry, not Clinton.

And the $400 million goes back to the US seizing the funds that were originally part of an Iranian purchase of US military gear that was stopped in its tracks by the Iranian revolution and embassy takeover.

Guess the GOP likes it only when they get to do secret arms for hostages deals.

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:12:13am

Better yet, if you google “Wall Street Journal Ransom,” one of the first hits is a WSJ editorial from January where they openly speculate that the $1.7 billion paid is a “ransom.”

So apparently the WSJ believes in recycling to the point of recycling their own bullshit.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:15:02am

re: #502 The Vicious Babushka

So Donald dropped this Twitternuke to distract attention from his meltdown and hasn’t Tweeted for the last 6 hours

I guess he’s meeting with his intervention team.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:15:38am

If you’re keeping a running tally of disqualifications:

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:15:43am
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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:17:27am

re: #510 FormerDirtDart

Stump-Pence 2016

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ObserverArt  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:18:04am

-re: #506 lawhawk

Factually wrong too, since the deal was started and consummated by Kerry, not Clinton.

And the $400 million goes back to the US seizing the funds that were originally part of an Iranian purchase of US military gear that was stopped in its tracks by the Iranian revolution and embassy takeover.

Guess the GOP likes it only when they get to do secret arms for hostages deals.

Time like facts mean nothing in this election.

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wrenchwench  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:18:54am
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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:19:03am

re: #506 lawhawk

Factually wrong too, since the deal was started and consummated by Kerry, not Clinton.

And the $400 million goes back to the US seizing the funds that were originally part of an Iranian purchase of US military gear that was stopped in its tracks by the Iranian revolution and embassy takeover.

Guess the GOP likes it only when they get to do secret arms for hostages deals.

re: #510 FormerDirtDart

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continuing to freeze the funds would have been dicey but possible
never returning the money would be theft

whoever holds the money controls the process
so maybe it was used as a bargaining chip from that old deal to this new one,. maybe unrelated
big deal

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stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:20:16am

re: #503 Eclectic Cyborg

5:23 am?? I wonder if he ever sleeps.

He was probably checking his phone while on the toilet. Nature calls more often when you’re old.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:21:29am

CARGO PLANES FULL OF CASH!!11!!

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:21:43am

re: #477 Sir John Barron

$400 million? That’s couch change in the Pentagon.

Really. We spend/spent that much in how many MINUTES in the War of Western Aggression?

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Stanley Sea  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:22:06am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:22:31am

re: #508 Sir John Barron

Intervention Theme 2012

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:23:58am

re: #483 Skip Intro

Republican Candidate For Sheriff In West Virginia Charged With Heroin Possession

huffingtonpost.com;

Running on a “law and order” platform I presume?

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b.d.  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:24:34am

What a team!

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:26:03am
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KerFuFFler  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:27:32am

re: #464 Skip Intro

Reince’s livid face.

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He sure looks a lot like Nixon.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:27:34am

re: #516 Backwoods_Sleuth

My full statement on the Obama Admin sending $400M to Iran: gop.com pic.twitter.com
— Reince Priebus

Don’t care. Don’t believe anything you say. Your candidate is Trump.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:28:28am

re: #522 jaunte

That’s exactly what it is. I’d love to take a peek at the GOP’s internal polling and their prognostications going forward. Ten to one it’s got them shitting bricks.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:29:24am

The question the navel gazing media wont answer but should:

All these reports about Trump and the nuclear weapons incident in his briefing are from months ago. Why now? Why not back in the GOP primaries when the GOP still had a chance to show Trump to be the threat to humanity he is?

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Dr. Matt  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:29:25am

I can watch this all day:

The original full size: Image: trump-and-hulk.gif

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Great White Snark  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:29:42am

Nightmare. Constitutional crisis. Trump wins, will of the people. But NSA won’t grant a security clearance, pentagon won’t accept wildly foolish orders. The Senate turns their backs like berniebusters at a Hilary rally. The media goes nuts, wall to wall coverage huge ratings.

What then?

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KerFuFFler  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:30:05am

re: #427 FormerDirtDart

So, there are no trucks on Chinese city roads?

And what if cars stray from their lanes onto the tracks?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:30:28am
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ChuckJager95  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:32:21am

So I had someone on FB share a fox video re: OMG SECRIT HOSTAGE MONIES.

I shared the link to the NYT article from January and the block quote someone used above describing what the payment really was.

HIM: You don’t really believe that do you?
ME: What parts of this do you not agree with?

This was about an hour ago. Still waiting. But seriously, I’m curious. Does he think The Hague is covering for us and making up a sales receipt to Iran dated 1979?

These people make my brain hurt.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:33:28am

re: #530 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s happening!

Image: goodfellas-laughing.gif

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Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:33:56am

re: #528 Great White Snark

Nightmare. Constitutional crisis. Trump wins, will of the people. But NSA won’t grant a security clearance, pentagon won’t accept wildly foolish orders. The Senate turns their backs like berniebusters at a Hilary rally. The media goes nuts, wall to wall coverage huge ratings.

What then?

The NSA government grants clearances on the authority of the president. President Trump could declassify everything the first day of office, and the only thing that could stop him would be Congress.

Edited.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:36:01am

re: #530 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump’s bringing people together!

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wrenchwench  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:36:12am

re: #530 Backwoods_Sleuth

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‘Historic proportions’:

Ry Cooder - Women will rule the world

Now they say anything that your man can do, they also can achieve too
And they’ve openly boasted to do their part in the literature and art
We will next hear of them as candidates for the president of these United States
And if you men don’t assert control your women will rule the world

Now you hear on the radio and TV of a great national calamity
Story of tragic proportion coming from the White House in Washington
The facts in the case are clearly stated the president is being cruely dominated
By a international conspiracy that threatens world peace and security

OK, ‘tragic proportion’. Close enough.

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Jenner7  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:36:38am

Trump has two rallies today. Going to get my popcorn ready….

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:36:56am

re: #531 ChuckJager95

So I had someone on FB share a fox video re: OMG SECRIT HOSTAGE MONIES.

I shared the link to the NYT article from January and the block quote someone used above describing what the payment really was.

HIM: You don’t really believe that do you?
ME: What parts of this do you not agree with?

This was about an hour ago. Still waiting. But seriously, I’m curious. Does he think The Hague is covering for us and making up a sales receipt to Iran dated 1979?

These people make my brain hurt.

Why not you believe my Fox video watch whole thing!!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:38:15am

re: #525 Dr Lizardo

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That’s exactly what it is. I’d love to take a peek at the GOP’s internal polling and their prognostications going forward. Ten to one it’s got them shitting bricks.

Enough to build a big, beautiful wall?

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:38:17am

Some of that $400 million in Iranian arms that were never delivered were the Kidd-class destroyers. All four ships would be kept by the US. Integrated into the US Navy for around 18 years before decommissioning. And eventually sold, after upgrading, to Taiwan for $732 million. With the transfer completed in ‘05-‘06

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:39:32am

The GOP are watching not only their chances at the WH evaporating, but watching their control over Congress being eviscerated by Trump. They have no options except perhaps to convince Trump that there’s a golden parachute at the edge of the roof.

Yeah, just a little bit more.

Youtube Video

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:41:27am

re: #540 lawhawk

He has to withdraw. He must be sold on this.

He won’t and no way.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:42:01am

re: #540 lawhawk

Why do I think Trump will ask for a laundry list of goodies in exchange for stepping down?

He’s totally got the GOP by the balls here.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:42:09am

re: #477 Sir John Barron

$400 million? That’s couch change in the Pentagon.

It wouldn’t buy you an afternoon of airstrikes on Tehran.

War ain’t cheap.

en.wikipedia.org

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:42:41am

re: #541 Sir John Barron

Yes, I think he’s made himself an inescapable emotional trap. He’s going to ride this to the end, and then fall apart.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:42:45am

re: #541 Sir John Barron

I agree, but this is the GOP’s last ditch effort. They’ve gone all in with a sociopath, and this is the fruits of their multidecade efforts to sow ignorance, anger, hate, and fear.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:43:11am

re: #540 lawhawk

Trump needs to stay as the GOP candidate. His presence is all but guaranteeing a Democrat in the WH and Dem Senate majority.

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:43:12am

its only august
2 weeks after the convention
this is unprescedented

they must be literally running around with hair on fire

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:43:32am

Damn! Just waited over an hour to talk to Social Security about changing my direct deposit information, got on the line, and the goddamn call dropped. Now I have to call back and wait another fucking hour.
It is impossible to do this online, and would be nearly as difficult in any case, because you have to click through 8 pages to reach your own information page. First you click sign on. This takes you to another page that is nothing but another sign on link. You click that, enter your username and password, then go to another page that requests permission to text you yet another goddamn code. You enter that, then go to yet another page where you enter the code (which, wonder of wonders, actually arrives promptly). This takes you to another page with terms of service, then one with your general information. Then, finally at along last, you can click on a link for direct deposit information. This tells you to call them.

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:44:03am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:44:46am

re: #549 lawhawk

You bet, we’ll get the Khans on the line for you right now.

////

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:45:12am

re: #549 lawhawk

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see it’s not *all* on trump
he’s got help

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:45:36am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:45:49am

re: #549 lawhawk

Can Trump Inc. keep this matter in the spotlight for another week? I’m rooting for them.

/

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:46:31am

re: #549 lawhawk

Trump wasn’t the only insane candidate on the GOP side this year.

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TK-421  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:46:37am

re: #464 Skip Intro

Reince’s livid face.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:46:52am

re: #540 lawhawk

Is this really Trump’s ‘Nixon moment’? Is that why Gingrich, Giuliani and Priebus have decided to stage an “intervention”? Maybe that “intervention” is meant to save the GOP’s ass this November. They’ve finally woken up to the monster they’ve created.

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wheat-dogghazi-mailgate  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:46:59am

re: #529 KerFuFFler

So, there are no trucks on Chinese city roads?

And what if cars stray from their lanes onto the tracks?

I can’t see how this would ever work in a typical Chinese city. And yeah, trucks, buses would be a problem.

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makeitstop  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:47:32am

re: #542 Eclectic Cyborg

Why do I think Trump will ask for a laundry list of goodies in exchange for stepping down?

He’s totally got the GOP by the balls here.

And a no-disclosure to top it off, no doubt.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:47:43am
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CuriousLurker  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:47:49am

Drive-by comment: If any of you know an anti-vaxxer, they should read this and stop being so stupid & selfish.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:48:17am

re: #559 Backwoods_Sleuth

SCANDAL!!!!1

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:48:57am

What’s the over/under on Trump attacking a non white U.S. Gold Medal winner in the next week or so?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:49:24am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:50:27am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:50:31am

re: #555 TK-421

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Trigger warning please

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:51:07am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:51:30am

re: #564 Backwoods_Sleuth

The party of fiscal responsibility.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:52:31am

re: #564 Backwoods_Sleuth

Party of pointless and expensive symbolism.

569
lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:52:43am

re: #560 CuriousLurker

NYS is investigating a mumps outbreak on Long Island (4 confirmed and a bunch of suspected cases). They’re looking at a virus strain not covered by the vaccine.

570
Dr. Matt  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:53:09am

I am seriously shocked that Drudge doesn’t have the $400 million/Iran non-scandal as a blaring headline.

571
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:54:10am

LOLOLOLOL

“…those security briefings haven’t even started yet…”
“I was in the meeting and it didn’t happen”

572
Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:54:22am

re: #564 Backwoods_Sleuth

Freedom. Liberty. Less Government. Constitution.

573
(((The Engineer Lobuno)))  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:55:56am

re: #525 Dr Lizardo

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That’s exactly what it is. I’d love to take a peek at the GOP’s internal polling and their prognostications going forward. Ten to one it’s got them shitting bricks.

That’s an alternative to get the materials for the wall… //

574
ChuckJager95  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:56:25am

re: #571 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOL

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“…those security briefings haven’t even started yet…”
“I was in the meeting and it didn’t happen”

How are they so inept at lying, and why doesn’t it matter to a sizable portion of this country?

575
lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:57:14am

re: #571 Backwoods_Sleuth

Security briefings are the ones where they provide classified info to the nominees. These security briefings haven’t yet started.

This was likely a foreign policy/defense policy briefing by his own staffers/advisers where Manafort took part.

576
Kragar  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:58:04am
577
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:58:23am

re: #575 lawhawk

Security briefings are the ones where they provide classified info to the nominees.

This was likely a foreign policy/defense policy briefing by his own staffers/advisers where Manafort took part.

I know, but Manafort has the weirdest phrasing that makes it so easy to laugh at.

578
jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 10:58:32am

Manafort throws a true detail into the denial, like all experienced liars.

579
lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:00:19am
580
EPR-radar  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:00:43am

Trump is a badly spoiled child.

For him, the nukes are toys, and should be used because toys are meant to be played with.

581
FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:01:54am

re: #571 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOLOLOLOL

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“…those security briefings haven’t even started yet…”
“I was in the meeting and it didn’t happen”

I reiterate, from downstairs last night:
re: #96 FormerDirtDart

It should be remembered, that every initial statement by Manafort concerning a Trump campaign crisis has been again and again proven incorrect…

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582
lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:05:13am

The things that journalists do to avoid calling Trump out for being a frickin’ fascist:

583
dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:05:44am

re: #560 CuriousLurker

Drive-by comment: If any of you know an anti-vaxxer, they should read this and stop being so stupid & selfish.

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they wont
not their kid
their kid’s ok

584
MsJ  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:06:21am

re: #391 darthstar

re: #396 HappyWarrior

He did a video with Obama that Obama did for his Correspendents Dinner about what Obama was going to do in retirement. I think Boehner did a terrible job as Speaker but I think compared with Cantor and Ryan, he’s all right. Definitely someone who can let one loose now he doesn’t have to worry about the assholes in the Freedom Caucus.

No. He helped break it. He fed into the bullshit. He is not a good or an ok guy now that he is retired. He is an asshole just like the rest of them.

Nope. Not going to forgive or forget. They weren’t just for their own party, they were against their own country because politics trumped everything.

They are all to blame and will forever be the ones who brought this bullshit on.

585
Varek Raith  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:08:01am

Good afternoon, ya yuuuge losers.

586
CriticalDragon1177  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:10:46am

Charles Johnson,

When oh when will they stop with this. Obama was born on American soil, and he was eligible for the presidency. Please just get over it!

587
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:11:19am

re: #586 CriticalDragon1177

Charles Johnson,

When oh when will they stop with this. Obama was born on American soil, and he was eligible for the presidency. Please just get over it!

They’ll never stop.

588
MsJ  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:11:39am

re: #439 makeitstop

Manafort apparently bought a tranq rifle.

Or accidentally stomped on Trump’s phone. Repeatedly. By accident, of course.

589
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:11:42am

re: #585 Varek Raith

Good afternoon, ya yuuuge losers.

No exclamation points on that. Sad!

590
jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:11:42am


591
Lidane  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:11:51am
592
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:12:17am

re: #584 MsJ

No. He helped break it. He fed into the bullshit. He is not a good or an ok guy now that he is retired. He is an asshole just like the rest of them.

Nope. Not going to forgive or forget. They weren’t just for their own party, they were against their own country because politics trumped everything.

They are all to blame and will forever be the ones who brought this bullshit on.

You’re right now that I’ve gigven it some thought. I still do have some pity since having to deal with the idiots that are the R caucus has to drive anyone to drink ehavily.

593
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:12:39am

re: #591 Lidane

Butthurt douche is butthurt.

594
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:12:42am

re: #591 Lidane

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Hahaha.

595
Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:12:54am

re: #591 Lidane

Bwwwwaaaaaaaaahahahh

596
Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:13:40am

re: #591 Lidane

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The Passion of Big Chicken.

597
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:15:46am

I found this Venn diagram online and I tweaked it a little bit

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:16:34am

re: #590 jaunte

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NRO will never listen to anyone who’s not a faux intellectual white elitist right wign snob.

599
jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:17:11am

Headlines just ripped from today’s Fox Insider email. Here are the talking points you’ll hear for the rest of the day.

600
Lidane  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:17:16am

I swear this goober has missed literally everything that’s happened in the world since the 1970s:

601
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:18:41am

re: #599 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Headlines just ripped from today’s Fox Insider email. Here are the talking points you’ll hear for the rest of the day.

Aren’t these the people who love them some Reagan? Pretty fucking rich of them to complain about what happened with Iran knowing that. Oh and look there’s Sheriff Clarke, FNC’s go to guy when they need a black guy to call the BLM movement evil.

602
jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:19:36am

1. It’s a $400 million “ransom payment”
2. Trump never asked about using nukes
3. Fox is a “news” organization

603
Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:19:56am

re: #599 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Headlines just ripped from today’s Fox Insider email. Here are the talking points you’ll hear for the rest of the day.

I guess the Benghazi “hero” is now the go-to guy for any “analysis” whether he knows less than nothing about it or not.

604
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:20:04am

re: #600 Lidane

I swear this goober has missed literally everything that’s happened in the world since the 1970s:

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More asbestos! More asbestos!

More asbestos, more asbestos! - The Simpsons

605
sagehen  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:20:16am

re: #480 FormerDirtDart

Unfortunately he didn’t thread his tweets, all 20 of them, so you’ll need to got to his page to read them all
worth it

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re: #518 Stanley Sea

Somebody storyfied it:

storify.com

606
jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:20:21am

re: #603 Sir John Barron

Anything to keep saying Benghazi.

607
Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:20:48am

re: #599 jaunte

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Headlines just ripped from today’s Fox Insider email. Here are the talking points you’ll hear for the rest of the day.

Looks like a pretty hard-hitting “interview” by Greta, there.

///

608
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:20:49am

re: #606 jaunte

Anything to keep saying Benghazi.

But not a word about Romney smirking about it or claiming POTUS sympathized with teh attackers.

609
lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:20:56am

Trump supporters in their own words (and likely NSFW for lanugage):

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Kragar  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:21:00am
611
Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:21:23am

re: #599 jaunte

There’s a Benghazi Hero?

612
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:22:01am

re: #610 Kragar

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Seriously? Words spoken by someone who has no idea what people in the military go through. Your father didn’t earn that award, Eric.

613
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:22:16am

LOL on a Prius!

614
Sir John Barron  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:22:26am

re: #611 Belafon

There’s a Benghazi Hero?

According to Fox News.*

*Must hate Obama and Hillary to qualify. See store for details.

615
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:22:34am

re: #609 lawhawk

Trump supporters in their own words (and likely NSFW for lanugage):

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They’re just ot politically correct people okay. //

616
jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:22:41am

re: #611 Belafon

He’s heroically agreed to be a talking head on Fox when they want to bash Hillary.

617
BeachDem  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:23:23am

re: #434 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m a little old lady and his hands are only 1/4 inch longer than mine.

I’m an old lady as well, and my hands are between 1/4 and 1/2 inch longer than his.

618
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:23:39am

FNC wants to push the lie that BEnghazi was somehow unique even though there were much more attacks on embassies during the Bush years.

619
Big Beautiful Door  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:25:26am

re: #618 HappyWarrior

FNC wants to push the lie that BEnghazi was somehow unique even though there were much more attacks on embassies during the Bush years.

Uniquely happened during Obama Administration when Clinton was SoS.

620
MsJ  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:25:58am

re: #563 Backwoods_Sleuth

23% of military members think what trump said about the Purple Heart is honoring the military. SMFH. Hard.

621
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:26:06am

re: #619 Big Beautiful Door

Uniquely happened during Obama Administration when Clinton was SoS.

Nothing like that ever hapepned ever in the BUsh years. Just ask us. //

622
Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:26:19am

re: #616 jaunte

He’s heroically agreed to be a talking head on Fox when they want to bash Hillary.

Such sacrifice.

623
stpaulbear  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:26:22am

re: #597 The Vicious Babushka

I found this Venn diagram online and I tweaked it a little bit

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I’d switch the men’s right activists and the KKK/Nazis. KKK/Nazis is more garbage, and MRA’s are nothing if not crybabies.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:26:24am

pew pew

625
Belafon  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:26:55am

re: #620 MsJ

23% of military members think what trump said about the Purple Heart is honoring the military. SMFH. Hard.

So, roughly the same as the general population.

626
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:27:00am

re: #616 jaunte

Yeah heroically agreed for a fat paycheck no doubt.

627
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:28:12am

re: #624 jaunte

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pew pew

They’re so creepy about their guns. Okay, I geit ti, you like guns but that doesn’t mean you’re qualified for shit.

628
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:28:19am

re: #624 jaunte

Gee, you think he’s compensating for something there?

629
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:28:38am

re: #628 Eclectic Cyborg

Gee, you think he’s compensating for something there?

Little hands?

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lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:29:00am
631
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:29:45am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:29:50am

re: #630 lawhawk

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And you still support him Newt.

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jaunte  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:30:29am

re: #628 Eclectic Cyborg

Gee, you think he’s compensating for something there?

The worrisome thing about that image behind the “Democrats are stealing elections” copy is that it’s a strong suggestion of what his likely voters should do about the “lawless” competition.

634
MsJ  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:30:46am

re: #592 HappyWarrior

You’re right now that I’ve gigven it some thought. I still do have some pity since having to deal with the idiots that are the R caucus has to drive anyone to drink ehavily.

Boehner drove the Republican narrative. On Fox, on Twitter, on any outlet he could. Sure he left because he couldn’t control the idiots. He helped make the idiots.

History is going to be a bitch for all of them. Assuming Trump isn’t elected and there is, you know, history.

635
EPR-radar  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:31:03am

re: #592 HappyWarrior

You’re right now that I’ve gigven it some thought. I still do have some pity since having to deal with the idiots that are the R caucus has to drive anyone to drink ehavily.

No pity. All Boehner had to do to avoid dealing with the idiots in the Freedom Caucus was leave the Republican party.

He didn’t leave the party, so he can’t evade his share of the responsibility.

636
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:31:05am
637
Varek Raith  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:31:37am

re: #624 jaunte

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pew pew

Big whoop, my gun is bigger;
vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:31:43am
639
Lidane  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:33:18am
640
Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:33:21am

re: #636 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ugh, the grammar in that statement is horrid.

641
MsJ  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:33:31am

re: #625 Belafon

So, roughly the same as the general population.

I’m sorry. They don’t even value their own service.

This makes me weep.

642
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:33:44am

re: #635 EPR-radar

No pity. All Boehner had to do to avoid dealing with the idiots in the Freedom Caucus was leave the Republican party.

He didn’t leave the party, so he can’t evade his share of the responsibility.

I was being tongue in cheek there. Dealing with the likes of Louie Gohmert and Michelle Bachmann.

643
lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:34:28am

re: #640 Eclectic Cyborg

Ugh, the grammar in that statement is horrid.

It was better in the original Cyrillic.

644
HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:34:41am

re: #639 Lidane

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Just go away Ben. They have nothing to apologize to him for. You and your canddidate are so thin skinned. Meanwhile you call Clinton the actual antichrist.

645
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:35:28am
646
sagehen  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:37:20am

re: #540 lawhawk

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The GOP are watching not only their chances at the WH evaporating, but watching their control over Congress being eviscerated by Trump. They have no options except perhaps to convince Trump that there’s a golden parachute at the edge of the roof.

Yeah, just a little bit more.

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I wonder how much Sheldon Adelson and the Kochs would be willing to pay for him to drop out.

647
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:38:18am

re: #620 MsJ

23% of military members think what trump said about the Purple Heart is honoring the military. SMFH. Hard.

There was a Military Times poll that some horrific percentage of those polled were Trump supporters.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:39:31am

re: #645 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You’ve head your head in Trump’s ass. You don’t get to say this Newt.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:40:15am

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650
sagehen  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:40:20am

re: #562 Eclectic Cyborg

What’s the over/under on Trump attacking a non white U.S. Gold Medal winner in the next week or so?

There’s a Muslim woman on the fencing team, will be competing in hijab.

651
MsJ  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:41:54am

Bizarre. Truly. Listen to this. (Get past the raging liberal NY mag stuff.) Wow. Just wow.

Iframe

652
Lidane  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:41:57am

That sound you hear is Republicans here in Texas seething:

What does that mean in practical terms? This:

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Jenner7  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:42:51am
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MsJ  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:43:06am

re: #649 A Mom Anon

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Targetpractice  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:43:26am

re: #652 Lidane

That sound you hear is Republicans here in Texas seething:

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“OH NO, ALL THEM ILLEGALS IS GONNA BE ABLE TO VOTE NOW!”

656
lawhawk  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:43:33am

Trump at RNC: Claims to be big booster of LGBT.

Reality: Heads up party whose entire existence is currently about denying rights to minorities and LGBT, including rolling back same sex marriage.

His nutbar spokeshack likewise doesn’t think much of gays:

These are the people Trump surrounds himself with - racists, bigots, and clueless nutjobs. That’s a dangerously disturbing trend.

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Dr. Matt  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:46:30am

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danarchy  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:53:26am

re: #649 A Mom Anon

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Decatur Deb  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:53:35am

re: #647 The Vicious Babushka

There was a Military Times poll that some horrific percentage of those polled were Trump supporters.

Here:
militarytimes.com

Note that the poll is not claimed to be representative of the services, only the privately-owned paper’s subscribers. Surveying of military personnel is very restricted, and even internal DoD agencies have trouble getting questions into the authorized surveys.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:54:16am

re: #638 FormerDirtDart

Reminds me of a story I read about Winston Churchill and his famous wit (don’t remember where). After he lost the 1945 election, Churchill of course stayed on as leader of the opposition. The new Labour government, under PM Clement Atlee, set out on an ambitious program of nationalizing the country’s major industries (coal, electricity, railroads, etc). Churchill of course was opposed.
One day, Churchill entered the men’s restroom and found Atlee already occupied at one end of the very long trough type urinal. Churchill went to the opposite end and proceeded with his own business. Atlee looked up and said, “What’s wrong, Winston, feeling unsociable today?”
Churchill said, “No, Clem, it’s just that every time you see something big, you try to nationalize it.”

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A Mom Anon  Aug 3, 2016 • 11:56:58am

re: #654 MsJ

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 12:21:42pm

re: #630 lawhawk

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cant manage half a campaign (mostly by tweeting), howzee gonna manage running the free world 24/7

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dangerman  Aug 3, 2016 • 12:23:33pm

re: #636 Backwoods_Sleuth

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so…not the campaign “manager”?


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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210221The waterfall bilge pump died three weeks ago.We're trying something new.Saturday we test installed two tiny aquarium pumps to get the waterfall going again.These pumps are very small but are designed to run all the time. Bilge pumps aren't. Though ...
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The Staves - Best Friend [Live at Lafayette] The Staves - Best Friend [Live at Lafayette] Our new album 'Good Woman' is out now: lnk.to Follow The Staves:Facebook thestaves.lnk.toTwitter thestaves.lnk.toInstagram thestaves.lnk.to YouTube thestaves.lnk.toSpotify thestaves.lnk.toiTunes thestaves.lnk.to When I could be anythingThat I wanted OhWe could be better thanBetter ...
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Sting - Shape of My Heart (Official Music Video)REMASTERED IN HD!Official Video For Sting's "Shape Of My Heart".#Sting #ShapeOfMyHeart #Remastered
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Amy Macdonald - Statues (Single Mix) (Official Audio) One of Amy's best features is that she doesn't "Americanize" her singing voice, something too many UK performers do. The Official Audio for Statues (Single Mix) by Amy Macdonald, taken from the new album 'The Human Demands'. Listen now: ...
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KALEO - Break My Baby (LIVE From Þrídrangar, Iceland) Break My Baby - Live from Þrídrangar - Iceland Music and Lyrics by JJ Julius Son Stream/Download: kaleo.lnk.to Þrídrangar means “three rock pillars” and is located 4.5 miles from Iceland's south coast. In 1939, three of Westman Islands' best ...
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Lake Street Dive - Hypotheticals [From Phantom Studios] Video Directed + Produced by Alex Chaloff for Bucket's Moving CompanyRecorded at Phantom Studios, Gallatin TN"Hypotheticals" from the upcoming Lake Street Dive album ObviouslyOut March 12th on Nonesuch RecordsPre-Order Obviously NOW: smarturl.it Produced by Mike ElizondoRachael Price: vocalsMike “McDuck” ...
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Jon Batiste - CRY (Lyric Video) Listen to “CRY” and order my album ‘WE ARE’: jon-batiste.lnk.to Shop merch: jonbatistestore.com Follow Jon:Instagram: jon-batiste.lnk.toFacebook: jon-batiste.lnk.toTwitter: jon-batiste.lnk.toSpotify: jon-batiste.lnk.to Apple Music: jon-batiste.lnk.toAmazon: jon-batiste.lnk.toSoundcloud: jon-batiste.lnk.toPandora: jon-batiste.lnk.toYouTube Music: jon-batiste.lnk.to Official Website: jonbatiste.com Video Credits:Director: Charles ToddDirector of Photography: Ben CareyProducer: Brian ...
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Robert Fripp & Peter Gabriel - Here Comes the Flood (1979) [RV VERSION] Robert Fripp & Peter Gabriel - Here Comes The Flood (1979) [RV VERSION] #Peter gabriel robert fripp here comes the flood#Robert fripp peter gabriel flood#robert fripp peter gabriel flood#gabriel fripp here comes the floodhere comes the flood#Fripp#Peter#Gabriel#robert fripp#King crimson ...
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