Video: Donald Trump Suggests Shooting Hillary Clinton

Dangerous incitement from the Republican candidate
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Speaking today in North Carolina, Republican candidate Donald Trump started ranting about Hillary Clinton “abolishing the Second Amendment” (which she isn’t going to do, of course — no president can do something like this unilaterally as Trump seems to think), Trump actually suggested that someone might have to shoot Hillary Clinton to stop her from nominating liberal judges to the Supreme Court.

Watch the white-haired guy in the red shirt to Trump’s left, as Trump makes this outrageous comment. He knew exactly what Trump was suggesting.

Someone should alert the Secret Service about this… oh wait. They’re standing right there listening to him say it.

Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick, if she gets to pick her judges — nothing you can do, folks. Although the 2nd Amendment, people, maybe there is, I dunno.

[Applause and whistles from audience.]

UPDATE at 8/9/16 12:57:54 pm by Charles Johnson

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450 comments

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:31:07pm

Yeah, for a short second, I thought maybe his stupid supporters didn’t know what he meant, then I saw the red shirt guy’s reaction. He knew.

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:32:20pm

Secret Service damn well better have a short, sharp talk with this lunatic.

Like. Right. Now.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:32:40pm

SSDD, I see.

:(

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:34:39pm

re: #3 Birth Control Works

No I actually think this is worse.

I wonder if its a game to him and he just wants to see how far he can push it.

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:35:04pm

So what song comes up in my playlist as the new page unfolds? Muse’s Psycho.

Fitting.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:35:29pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

No I actually think this is worse.

I wonder if its a game to him and he just wants to see how far he can push it.

His world view is quite strange.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:40:08pm

Look at the evil smiles on the people behind Trump as he says this.

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:40:26pm

Okay, guys, he was just joking. It’s all good.

Jeebus. I can’t even.

Will the media cover this?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:40:34pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

No I actually think this is worse.

I wonder if its a game to him and he just wants to see how far he can push it.

something like that. he just assumes that whatever he says, people will step in to defend it and relativize it for him after the fact.

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:41:25pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:42:48pm

None of the wingnuts on #tcot has commented about Trump’s “2nd amendment solution” they are too preoccupied with the Orlando shooter’s father attending a Hillary rally.

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:42:54pm

I wake up too early some days, especially if I have a lot on my mind. I woke up way too early once last week, and as I described to Mr. w, ‘First I checked the news to make sure Hillary wasn’t dead’. He said, ‘Whoa.’

I don’t want to say there’s a lot riding on this, but it ain’t just sleep.

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:43:27pm

If it were up to me, Trump would be in prison for incitement. 1st amdt is too absolutist for me, I’m closer to the European model (though I don’t agree with everything).

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:43:50pm
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Testy Toad T  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:44:25pm

I liked the Tyson Zone better before it intruded on our political system.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:44:46pm
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Bubblehead II  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:45:24pm

He claimed he could shoot somebody on 5th Ave and not lose any votes and got away with it. Is anybody really surprised that he actually went were he went today?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:45:27pm

Also, too, the delusion involved warning ammosexuals that a Dem prez is going to take their guns after eight years of warnings that the current Democratic president was also going to take their guns….

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:45:28pm

re: #13 Nyet

If it were up to me, Trump would be in prison for incitement. 1st amdt is too absolutist for me, I’m closer to the European model (though I don’t agree with everything).

The first amendment isn’t quite that absolutist, but arresting a presidential candidate would be hard under any circumstances, but it’s infinitely harder with the executive being run by the Democrats. Imagine the shit that would fly if the FBI arrested Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:45:29pm

re: #13 Nyet

If it were up to me, Trump would be in prison for incitement. 1st amdt is too absolutist for me, I’m closer to the European model (though I don’t agree with everything).

You would make him a victim of PC run rampant and a martyr to Free Speech?

What did our Forefathers fight for if not the right to threaten and intimidate others who disagree with us?!?

/

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b.d.  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:45:33pm

So much for that reboot…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:46:37pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:46:48pm
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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:47:03pm

re: #16 The Vicious Babushka

This

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:47:09pm

Arrest the son of a bitch, clear incitement, credible threat. Ammosexual freaks will pour out of their gun-churches and go on a nationwide rampage, but they’re hellbent on doing it anyway. Might as well be now. Let the heavens fall if they must but no legal system that values its own survival can tolerate this.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:47:22pm

re: #9 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

something like that. he just assumes that whatever he says, people will step in to defend it and relativize it for him after the fact.

Didn’t work like that for Henry VIII (?) did it.

Or did it.

My recall of medievil British history is a bit foggy today.

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:47:26pm

re: #19 Belafon

IOW, a land of men, not of laws. Not that that’s news ;)

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A Mom Anon  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:47:34pm

re: #12 wrenchwench

It’s not just some asshole shooting her that worries me either. She as least does have security and protection. The rest of us, not so much. I worry about bombings and individual murders when she’s elected. Trump’s followers are as scary as he is. And they are armed, pissed off and lack empathy. Not a good combo. I know I’ve said it before, but I expect to see another OKC type event. And what really scares me are our neighbors and family members who are so scared of some “liberal menace” that they decide to just take out people they either know is liberal or suspect it.

That right there is what makes this shit so dangerous. Motherfucker needs to STFU about this shit and get back to pretending he knows how to run a business.

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:48:57pm

re: #28 A Mom Anon

It’s not just some asshole shooting her that worries me either. She as least does have security and protection. The rest of us, not so much. I worry about bombings and individual murders when she’s elected. Trump’s followers are as scary as he is. And they are armed, pissed off and lack empathy. Not a good combo. I know I’ve said it before, but I expect to see another OKC type event. And what really scares me are our neighbors and family members who are so scared of some “liberal menace” that they decide to just take out people they either know is liberal or suspect it.

That right there is what makes this shit so dangerous. Motherfucker needs to STFU about this shit and get back to pretending he knows how to run a business.

Imma put you and Nyet in charge.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:49:19pm

re: #26 Birth Control Works

Didn’t work like that for Henry VIII (?) did it.

Or did it.

My recall of medievil British history is a bit foggy today.

you mean the one with the troublesome priest? That was Hank Jr, known to the Brits as King Henry II

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:49:22pm

re: #19 Belafon

1st amdt is as absolutist as its interpretations in force are. I don’t think Trump’s incitement falls under Br. v. Ohio so he’s free to spout it.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:49:22pm

I do believe a woman in power (in this country) is more vunerable than a black man in power.

Misogyny runs deep.

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:49:32pm
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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:49:34pm

If ever there was a time for Obama to exact severe political revenge (they accuse him of it every day, anyway), it would be today.

This is WAY over the line.

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sagehen  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:49:51pm

re: #28 A Mom Anon

I worry about a series of drive-by shootings on election day, at the precincts where people are lined up halfway down the block.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:49:53pm

re: #30 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

you mean the one with the troublesome priest? That was Hank Jr, known to the Brits as King Henry II

Yeah that guy. H2? I thought it was later.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:49:53pm

re: #11 The Vicious Babushka

None of the wingnuts on #tcot has commented about Trump’s “2nd amendment solution” they are too preoccupied with the Orlando shooter’s father attending a Hillary rally.

I’m worried this new story will replace Hillary’s Dying! Benghazi! The Emails! The Server! Fast & Furious! as the new outrage.

/

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:50:18pm

re: #16 The Vicious Babushka

The chaser:

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:51:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:53:04pm
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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:53:05pm
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A Mom Anon  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:53:54pm

re: #29 wrenchwench

LOL. Sigh. I just hope I’m wrong about all this. Sagehen just brought up the possibility of shootings at polling places above too. This is where we are, and the GOP needs to be forced to OWN THIS SHIT. They built that.

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:54:11pm

RIP Michael Brown

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:54:55pm

Who gets to weasel-word this one first - Ryan, Preibus or McConnell?

I keep forgetting whose day it is.

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bratwurst  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:55:02pm

re: #22 Backwoods_Sleuth

The “wow” from the bearded gentleman is one thing…but the approving smile he then shares with his wife is REALLY creeping me out here.

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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:55:16pm

Trump is a big boy, A hard guy. He’s tough. Been around. Rolled good people for laughs. Beat up companies. Sold snot to suckers. Sold his Useless name for $$. He’s magnificent. He says so. Why ask or suggest to others to do such a thing? Tough guys pony up, belly up to the bar. Throw down some skin. Get in the game. Trump. A voice for the Sociopathic Liberation Army since….It made him money. That audience is composed of some sad sack losers, even if they have money, they are total losers. Like Trump. Money =Class? Nope. No. Nada. Suck on a wet rag King Pimp.
Do you realize every family around the world with the surname Trump, with a shred of decency, is besides themselves?

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:56:51pm

re: #42 A Mom Anon

LOL. Sigh. I just hope I’m wrong about all this. Sagehen just brought up the possibility of shootings at polling places above too. This is where we are, and the GOP needs to be forced to OWN THIS SHIT. They built that.

I wouldn’t be entirely surprised, TBH. After all, the GOP’s means of “legal” voter suppression are being torpedoed one-by-one by the courts.

That would represent the ultimate in voter suppression. Literally killing voters.

All in the name of liberty and patriotism, of course.

*spit*

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:58:12pm
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Kragar  Aug 9, 2016 • 12:59:39pm
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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:00:04pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

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Yes, one would expect a presidential candidate to take the high road at all times

That would be part of the definitinon of “presidential”.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:00:20pm

I wouldn’t assume he was calling for them to shoot Clinton. He might be calling on them to shoot cops. The question should be asked.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:00:36pm

re: #47 Dr Lizardo

I realize I may be safe out here in white suburban Atlanta, but a lot of people won’t be. We do have early voting here, the week before Election Day, I hope people take advantage of that. But I really hope that we aren’t looking at an epidemic of really fucked up shit. Polling places are often in vulnerable spots, schools, churches, etc. I am now pissed off I have to even think about this shit. God Damn It.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:01:18pm

re: #51 Big Beautiful Door

I wouldn’t assume he was calling for them to shoot Clinton. He might be calling on them to shoot cops.

He’s talking about Clinton, no matter what he tries to say later.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:01:52pm

No sane person would do this but I think Trump is carrying out the following threatening “negotiation” with the USA: “You think things will be dangerous if I’m elected??? I’m here to tell you they will be dangerous if I’m not!”

I suspect this is Trump lashing out in anger after those 50 security experts published their letter condemning his candidacy.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:02:12pm

Why the hell are some journalists eager to label this a “joke?” How is it “funny” for a presidential candidate to suggest shooting his opponent? Even if he did mean it as a joke — and he obviously didn’t — it’s still way, way over the line of acceptable political rhetoric.

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bratwurst  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:02:18pm

re: #51 Big Beautiful Door

I wouldn’t assume he was calling for them to shoot Clinton. He might be calling on them to shoot cops. The question should be asked.

Or judges! To be fair to the man the GOP has chosen as its standard bearer, he might have been talking about people shooting judges.

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:02:24pm

OFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:02:26pm

re: #53 Belafon

He’s talking about Clinton, no matter what he tries to say later.

I would still ask Trump if he meant for them to shoot Clinton or if he means for them to shoot police officers. It would be irresponsible not to ask.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:03:10pm

re: #57 lawhawk

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:04:20pm

re: #57 lawhawk

OFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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They put that out there lickety-split; they must’ve realized as soon as Trump said that how badly he’d fucked up, so they came up with some hare-brained bullshit to throw out there.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:04:57pm

re: #56 bratwurst

Or judges! To be fair to the main the GOP has chosen as its standard bearer, he might have been talking about people shooting judges.

Good point. It would be irresponsible not to ask Trump if he wants Clinton, judges or police officers to be shot.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:05:13pm

Time for a full Daisy level ad campaign. If the authorities can’t arrest the reckless fascist, the Clinton campaign can at least hit this statement with every thing it has, say, run the audio clip against a backdrop of mass shooting video. It’s not like there’s any shortage.

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:06:10pm

re: #57 lawhawk

What does the picture say?

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:06:41pm
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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:06:51pm

re: #63 Belafon

What does the picture say?

They’re framing the quote as ‘the power of unification.’

Spit.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:07:13pm

A joke? Ha ha ha! I think it would be funny if a safe fell out of Putin’s plane and landed on Trump and a pack of conspiracy theorists.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:07:27pm

re: #62 Shiplord Kirel

Time for a full Daisy level ad campaign. If the authorities can’t arrest the reckless fascist, the Clinton campaign can at least hit this statement with every thing it has, say, run the audio clip against a backdrop of mass shooting video. It’s not like there’s any shortage.

I told my co-worker not to worry that Trump had made the pivot to “presidential.” He doesn’t have it in him.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:09:09pm

re: #64 Jenner7

I am so over this shit. If Hillary had said the same thing they would be running around with their hair on fire all over TV, radio and the internet losing their shit about her advocating for the assassination of her opponent. And then, in typical wingnut style, someone would bring up the Clinton Death List or whatever the fuck that Arkansas Project piece of crap was called.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:11:34pm

stochastic terrorism

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:12:17pm

He’s just calling for 2nd Amendment Solutions, he’s not calling for anyone to shoot and kill anyone, except if tyranny, but hurr hurr…

//

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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:12:24pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

They have done this since day one. They have allowed their platform to be a soundboard for hate. Been going on as you know for far too long. For a sociopath like Trump to ascend he must have enablers. Look at the jokers on the air, we mock them all the time. The time for mocking is past. They need to explain themselves. Are they that afraid of not being able to report on a sick, sick man? He calls them dishonest and they roll over.

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:12:29pm
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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:12:53pm

I haven’t seen anything on the news yet. Anyone else??

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A Mom Anon  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:12:57pm

re: #69 KerFuFFler

Precisely. And the right wing has been at it for years. Tiller the Baby Killer, remember that one?

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:15:18pm
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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:15:39pm

So. All y’all think it’s OK for me to keep my commie guns until after the election?

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:15:45pm

re: #70 Sir John Barron

He’s just calling for 2nd Amendment Solutions, he’s not calling for anyone to shoot and kill anyone, except if tyranny, but hurr hurr…

//

The Tree of Liberty is thirsty, my friend.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:17:08pm

re: #69 KerFuFFler

stochastic terrorism

THERE are people itching for a revolution —others preparing to defend themselves, families and homes from those itching for a revolution.

These are the whackos I fear.

Something about a self-fulfilling prophecy… .

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:17:13pm

re: #74 A Mom Anon

Precisely. And the right wing has been at it for years. Tiller the Baby Killer, remember that one?

Oh you mean that fellow that Bill O’Reilly got killed, right?

The doctor that ended up dead because of BillO? That Dr. Tiller?

again, *spit*

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:17:27pm
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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:18:06pm

re: #71 nines09

They have done this since day one. They have allowed their platform to be a soundboard for hate. Been going on as you know for far too long. For a sociopath like Trump to ascend he must have enablers. Look at the jokers on the air, we mock them all the time. The time for mocking is past. They need to explain themselves. Are they that afraid of not being able to report on a sick, sick man? He calls them dishonest and they roll over.

The term Narcissist comes to mind.

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Frankie Five Angels  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:18:48pm

This gives the RNC the out it needs to cut off funding and/or the Luca Brasi visit.

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:19:24pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

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Show Weigel that Sam Rocha tweet.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:19:46pm

re: #82 Frankie Five Angels

This gives the RNC the out it needs to cut off funding and/or the Luca Brasi visit.

They won’t do it. The GOP/RNC is too fucking spineless at this point.

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:21:08pm
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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:21:14pm

CNN had a chyron up of what he said and that was it. They went back to the 50 Republican letter.

Sigh.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:21:26pm

Trump Supporter: Trump says what he means!

Pundit A: Trump actually meant…
Pundit B: No, Trump was really saying…
Voter A: Hah, no Trump was talking about…
Pundit C: He may have been referencing…
Voter B: Trump always talks so garbled we can’t really tell what he said or means…

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:21:28pm

re: #73 Jenner7

I haven’t seen anything on the news yet. Anyone else??

CNN had it immediately. Kailey or whoever was the first on the line to say he was joking or whatever.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:22:02pm

re: #86 Jenner7

CNN had a chyron up of what he said and that was it. They went back to the 50 Republican letter.

Sigh.

They do love that letter.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:22:37pm

re: #79 Dr Lizardo

Yep I believe you are correct dear sir.

And honestly, I know there have been other “lone wolves” who, upon their arrest, when the authorites go through their shit at their homes, they find books by the usual suspects, web histories where they visited their webpages and participated in online forums and the like, so this isn’t a one in a million thing.

This election cycle has unleashed something we all know is there, but now there’s tacit and open permission to vocalize and act on it. And no one can tell me Trump doesn’t know that the white supremicist movement in this country isn’t head over heels for him. He knows it and he is seeing what he can get away with. Bullies of all stripes do this and they won’t stop until they are stopped. How that works in this case I have no idea, since this is not something that’s happened in a Presidential election to this degree.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:22:38pm

We are not 3 weeks into the general election campaign.

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Poligeek  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:22:44pm

re: #82 Frankie Five Angels

This gives the RNC the out it needs to cut off funding and/or the Luca Brasi visit.

They won’t do it. They couldn’t care less what Trump says / does - if they maintain an even 1% chance to win the Presidency with Trump, they won’t pull any of his support / funding. They’ll keep making milquetoast statements to the public and they’ll say that he shouldn’t have said that - but I just don’t see the RNC coming out and going “Yep, not our guy”. For them, it truly is “party before country” right now.

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:22:49pm

re: #90 Sir John Barron

I put it back on and after a break, they are going to talk about it again.

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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:23:14pm

re: #81 Birth Control Works

The terms “Pathological Liar” and “sociopathic creep” springs up for me. And worse. He’s really tread on Benito ground. If we were a third world nation and a Trump was poised to take power we would be a pariah. With nukes and Trump we would be a terrorist nation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:23:29pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

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Dave, his supporters didn’t hear a joke.
Not. Even. A. Little. Joke.
Not. At. All.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:23:45pm

re: #95 nines09

The terms “Pathological Liar” and “sociopathic creep” springs up for me. And worse. He’s really tread on Benito ground. If we were a third world nation and a Trump was poised to take power we would be a pariah. With nukes and Trump we would be a terrorist nation.

It’s all about him.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:23:48pm

re: #92 Decatur Deb

We are not 3 weeks into the general election campaign.

Remember when Romney talking about the 47% was a huge gaffe? Good times.

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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:23:59pm

re: #86 Jenner7

Can’t piss Corey Lewandowski off.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:24:23pm

IT’S THE POWER OF UNIFICATION!!!!!!

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:24:30pm

Fuck our media.

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:25:19pm

re: #93 Poligeek

They won’t do it. They couldn’t care less what Trump says / does - if they maintain an even 1% chance to win the Presidency with Trump, they won’t pull any of his support / funding. They’ll keep making milquetoast statements to the public and they’ll say that he shouldn’t have said that - but I just don’t see the RNC coming out and going “Yep, not our guy”. For them, it truly is “party before country” right now.

Trump yesterday endorsed Ryan’s plan to give the rich a massive tax cut; as long as he doesn’t use the “N” word, they are all aboard the Trump Train.

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Frankie Five Angels  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:25:20pm

re: #92 Decatur Deb

We are not 3 weeks into the general election campaign.

It’s a month until Labor Day.

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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:25:51pm

re: #101 Jenner7

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Fuck our media.

Like that? “Hello. I’m here. Reporting. Ok. Done.”

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:25:51pm

On a lighter note (for me, anyway.)

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A Mom Anon  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:26:10pm

re: #101 Jenner7

Amen. And really, Byron York? I can’t believe he still gets paid to write simple sentences, let alone actual columns and be on the TV. Sigh. Our Media is Stupid and They Suck.

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:26:30pm

More to the point, this: All this:

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:26:30pm

re: #105 wrenchwench

On a lighter note (for me, anyway.)

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ah!

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Belafon  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:26:41pm

re: #92 Decatur Deb

We are not 3 weeks into the general election campaign.

Now you know why most people don’t pay that much attention.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:26:59pm
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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:27:17pm

OMG Katrina Pierson is on with Jake Tapper.

Perfect.

GAH

I thought she was fired!

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lawhawk  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:28:03pm

re: #101 Jenner7

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:28:14pm

re: #101 Jenner7

Fuck our media.

Also Trump could say “Get out and vote”!

Instead we get…

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:28:24pm

re: #111 Stanley Sea

OMG Katrina Pierson is on with Jake Tapper.

Perfect.

GAH

I thought she was fired!

This would be a perfect time for her to be wearing her bullet necklace.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:28:39pm

re: #111 Stanley Sea

OMG Katrina Pierson is on with Jake Tapper.

Perfect.

GAH

I thought she was fired!

Trump still needs people on staff to take the occasional fall for him.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:28:45pm

re: #109 Belafon

Now you know why most people don’t pay that much attention.

Now we know what happens when people stop paying attention.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:29:00pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump still needs people on staff to take the occasional fall for him.

Peak Katrina Pierson is a lie.

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A Mom Anon  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:29:12pm

re: #111 Stanley Sea

I know, I thought they brought Kayleigh back to replace her. Gah. None of these people ever really get fired, they just go on hold and then keep coming back, over and over.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:29:36pm

re: #112 lawhawk

UNIFICATION POWER!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:30:03pm

re: #118 A Mom Anon

I know, I thought they brought Kayleigh back to replace her. Gah. None of these people ever really get fired, they just go on hold and then keep coming back, over and over.

Just like herpes sores.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:30:05pm

re: #118 A Mom Anon

I know, I thought they brought Kayleigh back to replace her. Gah. None of these people ever really get fired, they just go on hold and then keep coming back, over and over.

Trump’s personal Vietnam was avoiding the venereal disease his campaign staff so often resembles.

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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:30:05pm

Charlie Pierce on it fast:

esquire.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:30:53pm
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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:31:14pm

The nuns taught us Never to begin a Paragraph with the pronoun “I”.

It’s funny how often I write my thoughts in an email, then while proofreading, find that every paragraph begins with the pronoun. I have to rewrite every sentence and find that it is a more effective at communicating my thoughts without the “I”.

I wonder if the kids in my class were the only ones ever taught that when I listen to people such as Mr. Trump.

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:31:20pm
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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:31:22pm

Even Ana is dismissing it as just something he says. I give up.

If this wasn’t about Hillary, EVERYONE would be outraged. But, she’s the devil, so….

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:31:59pm

re: #126 Jenner7

Even Ana is dismissing it as just something he says. I give up.

If this wasn’t about Hillary, EVERYONE would be outraged. But, she’s the devil, so….

We’re already being conditioned to accept it…

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The Mountain That Blogs  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:32:21pm

Sure, give this lady a microphone. And Jeffrey Lord, and Lewandowski. CNN has embarrassed themselves daily throughout this whole campaign.

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:32:23pm

And now Jake is mentioning Mateen’s Father at her rally….at a segment about Trump.

This. is. disgusting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:33:04pm
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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:34:07pm

They are talking MORE about Mateen than Trump’s comments. This is outrageous. I’m fucking livid.

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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:34:14pm

re: #113 Sir John Barron

Also Trump could say “Get out and vote”!

Instead we get…

“Yes. Thanks, Bill. Biff Riffington here, hard by the wall of denial thrown up by the crowd participating in todays Trump Lobotomy Rally. People shouting out “Jail the bitch” and worse with a huge side helping of “maybe some 2nd Amendment stuff or things places people could take care of, you know I never said, but people saying, you know”, “Kick the bitch” and “I all along, well, going back to when I was, did you see where Hillary actually got sick?” Back to you”…….mutters..papers rustle…..”KILL” being screamed in the background….

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Great White Snark  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:35:49pm

re: #13 Nyet

If it were up to me, Trump would be in prison for incitement. 1st amdt is too absolutist for me, I’m closer to the European model (though I don’t agree with everything).

Some days we pay dearly for that right. Today is one of those days.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:36:00pm
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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:36:13pm

re: #124 Birth Control Works

The nuns taught us Never to begin a Paragraph with the pronoun “I”.

It’s funny how often I write my thoughts in an email, then while proofreading, find that every paragraph begins with the pronoun. I have to rewrite every sentence and find that it is a more effective at communicating my thoughts without the “I”.

I wonder if the kids in my class were the only ones ever taught that when I listen to people such as Mr. Trump.

That’s one of those rules that is good to teach to young writers. Same for starting a sentence with “But”, “And” or “Because” (those were ones that my teachers drilled into me and I still try to avoid starting a sentence with “because” but it doesn’t always work). Depending on context, they’re useful rules, other times they are quite annoying (as a lawyer, I often have to send “confirming letters” (because nobody trusts a conversation) and those often start with something like “we [I tend to use the royal we in legal letters for some reason] are writing to confirm our conversation” or “please accept this correspondence…”).

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:37:58pm

“Hillary needs to denounce Mateen because he praised terrorists…”.

“Trump was just being Trump. Oh well”.

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Great White Snark  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:38:31pm

re: #128 The Mountain That Blogs

Racism? What racism?
///

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:38:32pm

re: #128 The Mountain That Blogs

Perfect Obama’s dad born in Africa, Mitt Romney’s dad born in Mexico. Any pure breeds left? #CNNDebate

Oh for fuck’s sake…

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:39:27pm

WHUT I poked a live one

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:39:55pm
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Ming5000  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:40:54pm

re: #122 retired cynic

Charlie Pierce on it fast:

esquire.com

Somebody noted that the comments were ended on Esquire’s site. The Charlie Pierce regulars were a good source of opinion. I miss them.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:40:57pm

re: #138 KGxvi

Oh for fuck’s sake…

Americans are, by definition, mutts.

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:41:55pm
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retired cynic  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:41:59pm

re: #141 Ming5000

Somebody noted that the comments were ended on Esquire’s site. The Charlie Pierce regulars were a good source of opinion. I miss them.

They are on Facebook. It is a lot less satisfactory, but the same people are there, and the link is at the end of his columns.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:43:02pm

re: #143 wrenchwench

I think we should all be thankful for the 21st Amendment during this election cycle.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:43:33pm

SHOOT HER—WITH VOTES!!!

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:43:33pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jesus fucking Christ. The “Excited Southerner” had less repetition and hoo-hawing trying to get a point across. He repeats shit 2-3 times, changes what he’s trying to say half way thru what might be called a sentence, then tries to pick it up again a minute later. He can barely fucking speak, but morons are lapping this shit up and begging for more.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:44:37pm

re: #147 Kragar

Jesus fucking Christ. The “Excited Southerner” had less repetition and hoo-hawing trying to get a point across. He repeats shit 2-3 times, changes what he’s trying to say half way thru what might be called a sentence, then tries to pick it up again a minute later. He can barely fucking speak, but morons are lapping this shit up and begging for more.

Blazing Saddles… You know, morons.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:45:18pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:45:38pm

Oh now this wingnut says I MADE SANDY HOOK HAPPEN

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:45:41pm

re: #145 KGxvi

I think we should all be thankful for the 21st Amendment during this election cycle.

and the 19th!

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Interesting Times  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:45:57pm

Oh, look who gives a full-throated endorsement to Drumpf’s comments:

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:46:25pm

re: #146 The Vicious Babushka

SHOOT HER—WITH VOTES!!!

[Embedded content]

Everyone in that venue knows what a 2nd Amendment solution is. If the press are pretending not to know, they should be assigned to the Gardening section.

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Ming5000  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:46:44pm

re: #144 retired cynic

They are on Facebook. It is a lot less satisfactory, but the same people are there, and the link is at the end of his columns.

Oh, good. I gave up FB, however. Whelp….

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:47:17pm

I’ve seen Ana Navarro go after Jefferey Lord hard for his asinine defense of Trump and she just failed big time on this one. Very disappointed in her.

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:47:19pm

Josh Marshall puts this right into perspective.

You’ve seen the quote. It speaks for itself. But remember this. For Donald Drumpf, life is about domination. There are dominators and the dominated. Right now he’s being dominated, beaten, humiliated. That may be fun to watch if you’re a Democrat. It’s not fun for him. That psychic injury will drive escalating reactions.

He’s getting his ass kicked. By a girl.

And he cannot handle it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:47:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:48:12pm

Don’t worry folks, it was only a “cryptic Second Amendment reference”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:48:55pm

re: #60 Dr Lizardo

They put that out there lickety-split; they must’ve realized as soon as Trump said that how badly he’d fucked up, so they came up with some hare-brained bullshit to throw out there.

It’s still a net win for DT: now we are splitting hairs over his choice of words and ignoring his total lack of qualification or experience in government.

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:49:34pm

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

So cryptic that his crowds shout “Kill her!”, “Hang the bitch!”, and “lock her up!”

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:50:08pm

re: #150 The Vicious Babushka

Oh now this wingnut says I MADE SANDY HOOK HAPPEN

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I had a guy tell me it’s my fault there aren’t more people riding bikes because I criticized his ‘safety’ video.

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:50:21pm

Does anyone outside of the Kremlin or a Jill Stein rally still trust this guy?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:50:42pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump’s full comments on the Second Amendment today:

Context is DT’s worst enemy…

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:50:42pm

re: #158 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Don’t worry folks, it was only a “cryptic Second Amendment reference”.

If you insist that statements be meaningful, all of his mouthings are quite cryptic.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:50:44pm
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Belafon  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:50:56pm

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s still a net win for DT: now we are splitting hairs over his choice of words and ignoring his total lack of qualification or experience in government.

I’m pretty sure the entire argument is still always about how unqualified he is.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:51:16pm

re: #152 Interesting Times

Oh, look who gives a full-throated endorsement to Drumpf’s comments:

Nothing you can do, NRA? You can vote. Your candidates in the Senate can oppose nomination, filibuster even. But yes, if your candidate loses, then the winning candidate gets to nominate government officials. Except if the president is black….

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:51:24pm

re: #155 Jenner7

I’ve seen Ana Navarro go after Jefferey Lord hard for his asinine defense of Trump and she just failed big time on this one. Very disappointed in her.

I think she’s just tired. Who knows.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:51:34pm

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:52:06pm

Somehow missed by the “2nd amendment people know what to do”, Trump refers to conspiracy that Scalia was assassinated.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:52:30pm

re: #162 De Kolta Chair

Does anyone outside of the Kremlin or a Jill Stein rally still trust this guy?

[Embedded content]

wanker!

I know it’s an ad hominem and I don’t care.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:53:20pm

That guy earlier today with all of the facial “art”?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:53:20pm

re: #166 Belafon

I’m pretty sure the entire argument is still always about how unqualified he is.

unfortunately, it peters out into a discussion of “what did he mean?” and “was he joking” and then we get choruses of “lying media twisting his words out of context” by airing them in context and the wheel goes round and round until the next distraction…

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Great White Snark  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:53:32pm

I’ll just speak in pictures.

Second Amendment whistle
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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:54:00pm

re: #146 The Vicious Babushka

Of course they do. He could shoot someone on 5th ave, or was it 6th ave, oh who pays attention?

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:54:22pm

re: #162 De Kolta Chair

Does anyone outside of the Kremlin or a Jill Stein rally still trust this guy?

[Embedded content]

I enjoy sending Wikileaks tweets about long outdoorsy walks.

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:54:22pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

That guy earlier today with all of the facial “art”?

[Embedded content]

They didn’t even get to his neck.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:54:41pm

re: #175 nines09

Of course they do. He could shoot someone on 5th ave, or was it 6th ave, oh who pays attention?

They would explain that the person deserved to be shot and Trump was doing us all a favor

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:54:45pm

re: #168 Stanley Sea

I’m very upset, so maybe I’m not seeing it clearly.

This is serious. And I don’t think the media is taking it seriously.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:54:46pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

there’s a joke in there about “peckerwood” tattoos, but I’m going to leave it alone.

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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:55:25pm

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump The Liberator. All Rise.

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:55:26pm

Cesca nails it.

So much for the reboot.

For several days now, I’ve wondered whether Trump could seriously moderate his tone and style in order to mitigate his rapidly disintegrating campaign. I worried that cable news, under pressure from Trump supporters wielding the repeatedly debunked “liberal media bias” myth, would adjust to a “Trump surge” narrative to retain their televised drama. They can’t possibly do that now. Though, reports are emerging on Twitter that CNN, in particular, treated Trump’s assassination threat as if it was a policy matter.

Regardless, I can’t possibly see Trump recovering from this. If the political press and Republican voters allow him to bounce back in the polls after he suggested “Second Amendment people” assassinate one or more public figures, including his opponent, then America deserves to be crushed under the awful weight of a Trump presidency. We really do. If we can’t stand up — unified — against this bad actor in the way we were unified against other despots throughout modern history, then we deserve what we get.

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Jenner7  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:55:28pm

Back to school shopping. BBL. Hopefully I’ll cool off.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:56:21pm
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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:56:50pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wonder if he has one on his ass? “Rock Hudson Was Here”.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:57:13pm

re: #182 makeitstop

Cesca nails it.

The problem with the “pivot” theory of Trump, besides Trump himself, is his rallies. Trump feeds off his rallies and his ralliers want Liberals killed, Hillary jailed, and Jim Crow re-instated.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:57:24pm
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:57:31pm

re: #170 The Vicious Babushka

Somehow missed by the “2nd amendment people know what to do”, Trump refers to conspiracy that Scalia was assassinated.

I saw that in Trump’s transcript; “We’re tied cause Scalia. This was not supposed to happen”. Paraphrasing, “He had 10 years left”.

That’s a direct reference to the Scalia assassination CT.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:57:33pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

That guy earlier today with all of the facial “art”?

[Embedded content]

Welp, I had to look up peckerwood.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:58:01pm

Have u seen anything cuter today?

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:58:58pm

re: #184 jaunte

I was a tad more terse

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whitebeach  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:59:08pm

re: #124 Birth Control Works

The nuns taught us Never to begin a Paragraph with the pronoun “I”.

It’s funny how often I write my thoughts in an email, then while proofreading, find that every paragraph begins with the pronoun. I have to rewrite every sentence and find that it is a more effective at communicating my thoughts without the “I”.

My god, the endless dents and dings that petty-minded teachers inflict upon the English language with these tedious “rules,” which have no real meaning in theory much less in the practice of countless great writers.

Look at MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech for example. Four consecutive paragraphs beginning with “I.” Please suggest a “more effective” rewrite.

Not blaming you, BTW. It’s just that all these nonsensical prohibitions, such as no split infinitives or no ending a sentence with a preposition, have absolutely no basis in anything but the silliest form of two-bit pedagogical tyranny.

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 9, 2016 • 1:59:12pm

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:01:19pm

re: #190 Birth Control Works

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Have u seen anything cuter today?

Feral Girl!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:02:09pm

re: #192 whitebeach

Not blaming you, BTW. It’s just that all these nonsensical prohibitions, such as no split infinitives or no ending a sentence with a preposition, have absolutely no basis in anything but the silliest form of two-bit pedagogical tyranny.

Misplaced modifiers, OTOH, are almost a certain guarantee that hilarity will ensue.

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:02:24pm

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

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Every city, especially those as big as Rome, needs a crew of social workers patrolling the city.

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Great White Snark  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:02:49pm

re: #189 Stanley Sea

Welp, I had to look up peckerwood.

And found the same picture?

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Bubblehead II  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:03:20pm

Lizards I am out for the day. I’ve had enough of the insanity.

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Sparsam  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:03:40pm

This is interesting.

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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:03:46pm
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Great White Snark  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:04:42pm

So HRC is gonna just up and wipe away the 2nd amendment. Well why should I care since Obama confiscated all my guns already anyway? Oh wait ZERO GUNS CONFISCATED

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:07:24pm

re: #196 wrenchwench

Every city, especially those as big as Rome, needs a crew of social workers patrolling the city.

There is a fine line between social workers and the ministers of virtue and vice.

I wish there was an answer. Mostly, it’s funding and oversight.

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Scottishdragon  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:08:29pm

Jesus Christ. I watch the Olympics for a couple of days to tune out politics and all hell Trump breaks fucking loose.

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goddamnedfrank  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:08:38pm
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CuriousLurker  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:08:51pm

re: #45 bratwurst

The “wow” from the bearded gentleman is one thing…but the approving smile he then shares with his wife is REALLY creeping me out here.

I just had the same thought. Who in the hell are these ghouls?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:09:29pm
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De Kolta Chair  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:10:17pm

re: #105 wrenchwench

On a lighter note (for me, anyway.)

The PM can wear my Claddagh ring any time, if you catch my drift.

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:10:35pm
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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:10:38pm

re: #205 CuriousLurker

Cute,eh?

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Scottishdragon  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:10:39pm

re: #204 goddamnedfrank

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Will no one rid me of this troublesome Clinton??!

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:11:12pm

re: #204 goddamnedfrank

[Embedded content]

Ditto. At this point, I’m not sure I could be surprised by anything that Trump does. The man has shown that his grip on reality is becoming more tenuous as his ascension to the throne becomes less likely.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:12:32pm

international news now:

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:12:36pm

re: #200 nines09

The Hill

UPDATE: Secret Service on Trump: “The US Secret Service is aware of the comments”

Trump does realize he’s surrounded by Secret Service agents 24/7 now doesn’t he?

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:12:46pm

I guess the only way to stop the media from giving Trump the benefit of the doubt is for him to say, “Go get your guns right now and shoot Crooked Hillary!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:13:21pm

re: #189 Stanley Sea

Welp, I had to look up peckerwood.

I recall that from this famous SNL sketch SNL - Richard Pryor and Chevy Chase, Job Interview

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Scottishdragon  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:13:28pm

BBL.

Found out I have some aggravated tendenitis issues in my right hand from painting Warhammer figures so much, so I have to limit what I do for right now. meh.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:13:58pm

re: #214 Charles Johnson

“Go get your guns right now and shoot Crooked Hillary!”

“He was just joking!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:14:04pm

re: #205 CuriousLurker

I just had the same thought. Who in the hell are these ghouls?

The GOP base.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:14:13pm

re: #214 Charles Johnson

I guess the only way to stop the media from giving Trump the benefit of the doubt is for him to say, “Go get your guns right now and shoot Crooked Hillary!”

Media: Well, by “go get your guns and shoot Crooked Hillary”, Trump was really just speaking metaphorically.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:15:11pm

Swedish sexual assault allegations
Julian Assange

Demonstration in support of Assange in front of Sydney Town Hall, 10 December 2010
See also: Assange v Swedish Prosecution Authority
In November 2010 Assange was alleged to have committed several crimes against two different women during a visit to Sweden that August. He was wanted for questioning in Sweden over two counts of sexual molestation, one count of unlawful coercion and one count of “lesser-degree rape” (mindre grov våldtäkt). Assange denies the allegations.[144][145]

After 18 August 2015, Assange could no longer be charged for all three of the less serious allegations, as the Swedish prosecutors did not succeed in interviewing Assange before the statute of limitations for these alleged crimes ran out. However, he is still wanted for questioning over the allegation of rape. The preliminary investigation still continues as the statute of limitations here will only expire in 2020.[146][147][148][149][150]

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:15:20pm

re: #219 Sir John Barron

Media: Well, by “go get your guns and shoot Crooked Hillary”, Trump was really just speaking metaphorically.

And by actually getting a gun an actually shooting Hillary, he was only acting metaphorically.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:15:49pm

re: #214 Charles Johnson

I guess the only way to stop the media from giving Trump the benefit of the doubt is for him to say, “Go get your guns right now and shoot Crooked Hillary!”

Media: “Well yes, this was controversial, but so was Mrs. Clinton having a terrorist’s father in the audience. For commentary, we go to the Trump campaign stooge on our payroll.”

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:15:52pm
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Romantic Heretic  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:16:25pm

re: #190 Birth Control Works

Actually, I have.

Iframe

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:16:27pm

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

And by actually getting a gun an actually shooting Hillary, he was only acting metaphorically.

And just because he said to go get your guns and shoot…didn’t mean that he wanted people to go get their guns or that anyone actually would go get their guns….

/

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Decatur Deb  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:17:06pm

Leaving for the potluck dinner to plan the upcoming registration effort on welcome day at George C. Wallace Community College. We’ll have oodles to talk about.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:17:12pm

re: #219 Sir John Barron

Media: Well, by “go get your guns and shoot Crooked Hillary”, Trump was really just speaking metaphorically.

Yeah, Trump was talking about casting ballots. ////

“In late-breaking news, it seems there’s just been a horrific mass ballot-casting at Podunk High School: Details and live coverage to follow right after these words from our sponsors!”

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Snarknado!  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:17:36pm

It was a joke, they say.

At the rally.

Did anyone laugh?

At the rally?

(Back from Star Trek convention. Beam me up NOW!)

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Scottishdragon  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:17:52pm

re: #214 Charles Johnson

I guess the only way to stop the media from giving Trump the benefit of the doubt is for him to say, “Go get your guns right now and shoot Crooked Hillary!”

Institutional denial simply cannot deal with how fundamentally broken this candidacy is. We have not seen political norms broken with this kind of frequency and severity since Cromwell went off the reservation in the 17th century.

Even the Fire Eaters in the late 1850’s did not go this far.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:18:11pm
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Romantic Heretic  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:18:23pm

re: #192 whitebeach

One of the most important things I’ve learned as a writer is when to ignore ‘the rules’.

Grammar I keep. ‘Rules’ not so much.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:18:37pm

re: #228 Snarknado!

It was a joke, they say.

At the rally.

Did anyone laugh?

At the rally?

(Back from Star Trek convention. Beam me up NOW!)

Beam me up, Scotty, there’s no intelligent life on this planet.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:19:05pm

re: #224 Romantic Heretic

Actually, I have.

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I WHAAAAANNNNNNNT one or five.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:19:09pm

re: #222 Targetpractice

Media: “Well yes, this was controversial, but so was Mrs. Clinton having a terrorist’s father in the audience. For commentary, we go to the Trump campaign stooge on our payroll.”

“Does Hillary endorse the terrorist’s father and the terrorist’s father’s views? Did Hillary directly or indirectly invite the terrorist’s father to the rally?”

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:19:42pm
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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:20:36pm

Susan Collins joining the spin.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:20:42pm

Just how much of their soul is the media ready to sell to maintain this “horse race” bullshit?

Rhetorical question, of course.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:20:50pm

re: #199 Sparsam

Like most ‘Law n’ Order’ people Trump is mostly about Order.

And by Order he means, “Fuck with me and there will be consequences.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:20:55pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:21:02pm

re: #236 jaunte

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Susan Collins joining the spin.

Well, I guess that moment of developing a conscience has passed.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:21:13pm

Blocking any media person/outlet that’s not taking this seriously. I am so DONE with this bullshit.

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nines09  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:21:15pm

re: #205 CuriousLurker

I just had the same thought. Who in the hell are these ghouls?

They are the very people who have an IV to Fox and Rush and have been indoctrinated into a hate filled world that they think is good for them and the nation. Everyone else is an enemy, a threat, and the Democrats are only out for themselves. They hate it all. If that look the bearded gentleman gives his wife surprises you, you must understand that him and his wife are throwing in with a bully that beat them up all their lives. He’s the same thug. But he’s on their side. “See? Whoa. Tolt ya.’ They are anti Hillary more than anything else. Bought. Sold. You will see that man in Walmart in a few days with his Trump cap on, drifting through the aisles with his mouth open a bit more than there on that video. Slouched over slightly, handling everything within his reach. Oblivious to all around them until either a person of color or long hair or hipster goes by.”Oh. It’s bad.”

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:21:21pm

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

Media: “Look, wow, Trump’s such an edgelord!! So presidential!! And look at boring Hillary!”

*headdesk*

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:21:45pm

Regardless of grammer rules, I agree with the nuns that the “starting a paragraph with the word “I” is less effective than using another noun.

The constant use of “I” is perceived as

1-Pompous
2-self-centered
3-boastful
4-narcissitic
5-sociopathic
6-boring
7-Trumpish

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KerFuFFler  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:21:52pm

re: #159 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s still a net win for DT: now we are splitting hairs over his choice of words and ignoring his total lack of qualification or experience in government.

Except the fact that this statement can be so readily interpreted to be a threat, if that is not what he intended then he clearly does not have the communications kills to represent our country in the international community. What horrific, menacing blunders might he come up with that could sew distrust or trigger hostilities over perceived insults or threats?

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:22:06pm

re: #222 Targetpractice

Media: “Well yes, this was controversial, but so was Mrs. Clinton having a terrorist’s father in the audience. For commentary, we go to the Trump campaign stooge on our payroll.”

“And to pile it on even thicker we have syndicated columnist and MSNBC analyst Huge Nitwit.”

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:22:29pm

re: #238 Romantic Heretic

Like most ‘Law n’ Order’ people Trump is mostly about Order.

And by Order he means, “Fuck with me and there will be consequences.”

Yes, they want to lay the law down, strictly enforce boundries and allow for no dissent.

Only then will they feel secure.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:23:03pm

re: #237 Targetpractice

Just how much of their soul is the media ready to sell to maintain this “horse race” bullshit?

Rhetorical question, of course.

You’re presuming the media has a soul to sell. Don Henley nailed this years ago.

Dirty Laundry by Don Henley [News Parody]

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Skip Intro  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:23:37pm

re: #236 jaunte

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Susan Collins joining the spin.

Pressure the Senate to do what? Allow everybody to own nukes? That’s one of the few things the NRA still hasn’t got passed into law.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:24:02pm

Hillary could never get away with these “jokes,” the media would eat her alive and spit out the bones. She could not suggest that a foreign government try to kneecap the Trump campaign or that her supporters could “do something” about Trump to protect their rights. There is simply no way they’d let her slide on that shit, but they’ll let Trump do so, again demonstrating just how high the bar is set for women in politics.

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:24:08pm

re: #236 jaunte

Susan Collins on Trump: “He was suggesting that 2nd Amendment advocates around the country might come together to pressure the Senate.”

I fucking said this last night.

She’s ‘the one with the conscience,’ but without fail she runs right back and defends shit like this.

Her conscience is nothing but bad political theater.

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:24:11pm

re: #244 Birth Control Works

Regardless of grammer rules, I agree with the nuns that the “starting a paragraph with the word “I” is less effective than using another noun.

The constant use of “I” is perceived as

1-Pompous
2-self-centered
3-boastful
4-narcissitic
5-sociopathic
6-boring
7-Trumpish

The nuns were telling you that you don’t matter.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:24:58pm

re: #224 Romantic Heretic

Actually, I have.

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My kitty just JUMPED (I had my volume up from the SNL skit above)

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Skip Intro  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:25:07pm

re: #246 De Kolta Chair

“And to pile it on we have syndicated columnist and MSNBC analyst Huge Nitwit.”

Matthews need to have Dana MahGunz back to explain why shooting your political opponents is just good, citizen based government.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:25:55pm

re: #241 CuriousLurker

Blocking any media person/outlet that’s not taking this seriously. I am so DONE with this bullshit.

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Politicians & other public figures too. ENOUGH. No more excuses.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:26:30pm
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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:26:49pm

Good thread on the concept of “just joking”

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:27:24pm
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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:27:35pm

re: #252 wrenchwench

The nuns were telling you that you don’t matter.

I disagree.

I was schooled after Vatican II. I NEVER got the impression that I didn’t matter. I was one of God’s children.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:27:35pm

re: #250 Targetpractice

Hillary could never get away with these “jokes,” the media would eat her alive and spit out the bones. She could not suggest that a foreign government try to kneecap the Trump campaign or that her supporters could “do something” about Trump to protect their rights. There is simply no way they’d let her slide on that shit, but they’ll let Trump do so, again demonstrating just how high the bar is set for women in politics.

But that is the magic of DT’s appeal: he is the Anti-Hillary, he can get away with all the things she cannot (saying offensive, unsubstantiated shit off the top of his head) and she can accomplish all the things he could only dream about (namely, governing this country effectively)

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Great White Snark  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:27:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:29:30pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:29:58pm

re: #259 Birth Control Works

I disagree.

I was schooled after Vatican II. I NEVER got the impression that I didn’t matter. I was one of God’s children.

Good. They were doing it right. I take it the boys were also told not to start with ‘I’. Or was it an all girl school?

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De Kolta Chair  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:30:18pm

BBL Until then, here’s some culinary advice from Dr. Trace Beaulieu of the world-famous Gizmonic Institute:

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:33:05pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jeff Sessions won’t defend Trump: “You absolutely shouldn’t joke about [killing Clinton]. It’s contrary to everything we believe in.”

Let the weasel-wording begin.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:33:11pm

re: #263 wrenchwench

Good. They were doing it right. I take it the boys were also told not to start with ‘I’. Or was it an all girl school?

co-ed

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:33:27pm

I’mma thinking that right about now, Reince Priebus and the rest of the RNC is frantically buying Maalox and scotch by the truckload. Gotta stuck up - after all, there’s still 90 days to go and God only knows what Fuckface von Clownstick is gonna say in that time frame.

Anyway, time for the European shift of Lizardom to call it a day. Goodnight, Lizards.

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Birth Control Works  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:33:55pm

bbl

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:34:13pm

ick

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whitebeach  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:35:20pm

re: #244 Birth Control Works

Regardless of grammer rules, I agree with the nuns that the “starting a paragraph with the word “I” is less effective than using another noun.

The constant use of “I” is perceived as

1-Pompous
2-self-centered
3-boastful
4-narcissitic
5-sociopathic
6-boring
7-Trumpish

Might want to suggest that your nuns check out the Sermon on the Mount. Except for sticking “But” or “For” or “Verily” in front of the pronoun (another thing the nuns probably would have graded down for), Jesus himself begins a whole bunch of paragraphs with “I.”

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Skip Intro  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:35:55pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

He wasn’t joking, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:36:58pm

deleted, was not a current item.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:37:35pm

Spoiler for those who are planning on watching the delayed Olympic broadcast tonight.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:37:39pm

re: #271 whitebeach

Might want to suggest that your nuns check out the Sermon on the Mount. Except for sticking “But” or “For” or “Verily” in front of the pronoun (another thing the nuns probably would have graded down for), Those whose works claim to quote Jesus himself begins a whole bunch of paragraphs with “I.”

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Skip Intro  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:38:16pm

re: #258 Charles Johnson

The media can’t accept it because once they do, there goes the horse race and all those big fall ratings numbers.

There still are a few ethical journalists left, but they don’t work on TV.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:39:24pm

W. Bush has an unprecedented opportunity here. He can go down in history as the “man who destroyed Iraq” or “the man who stopped Trump.” It is a measure of his character that he cannot bring himself to do that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:41:06pm

Back to back Tweets by a moron

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Skip Intro  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:42:22pm

re: #277 Shiplord Kirel

W. Bush has an unprecedented opportunity here. He can go down in history as the “man who destroyed Iraq” or “the man who stopped Trump.” It is a measure of his character that he cannot bring himself to do that.

Well his nephew Pinhead Bush, down in Texas, is now a Trump supporter, so W doesn’t want to cross President Bush the 3rd.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:42:23pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:42:39pm

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

Back to back Tweets by a moron

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The 2nd Amendment was pretty clearly written with the intent of having a militia that could be called in times of conflict. Unless one really believes that the Founders wrote and signed a suicide pact.

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Skip Intro  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:44:34pm

re: #281 Targetpractice

The Founders based their laws on the assumption that the populace would be sane. No way they ever envisioned Idiot America taking over the country.

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:45:52pm

Scorecard so far…

Collins rationalized
Sessions weasel-worded
Trump spinners spun (natch)

Republicans are staying away from this in droves right now. I’m guessing they figure if they can ride out a few hours and see just how bad things are, they might be able to get away without saying anything at all.

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danarchy  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:47:58pm

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_O!!!!!!!!

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When is the last time Italy won a medal in gymnastics anyway? Seriously, shut your trap and practice more.

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:48:00pm
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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:49:09pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

Look at the evil smiles on the people behind Trump as he says this.

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They can keep smiling because this is just another nail in his election coffin. There is no way he can explain this statement away.

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EPR-radar  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:49:34pm

re: #236 jaunte

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Susan Collins joining the spin.

Charming. Susan Collins can go fuck herself with the business end of an outboard motor. She’s the exact equivalent of a Hitler apologist in Weimar Germany.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:49:43pm

re: #282 Skip Intro

The Founders based their laws on the assumption that the populace would be sane. No way they ever envisioned Idiot America taking over the country.

They never imagined a bunch of yahoos with SUVs and assault weapons declaring themselves to be the supreme arbiters of law and order in our nation.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:50:24pm

re: #283 makeitstop

They need to be directly asked about this incitement to violence and asked if they still endorse him in light of this incitement to violence. They need to be held accountable for Trump. He’s their guy.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:50:45pm

re: #283 makeitstop

Scorecard so far…

Collins rationalized
Sessions weasel-worded
Trump spinners spun (natch)

Republicans are staying away from this in droves right now. I’m guessing they figure if they can ride out a few hours and see just how bad things are, they might be able to get away without saying anything at all.

They’ll keep quiet until they determine whether or not the media is spinning this as a negative. If it is, they’ll come out “against” him in piecemeal fashion. If it isn’t, they’ll offer the “just a joke” bit and/or try to assure voters that it was a call to 2A folks to get out and vote.

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:52:04pm

What’s up with the funky video in the top making this story??? I keep getting messages it can’t be played and Chrome crashes on this page seemingly because of it.

And I really would like to read the page. Maybe it will settle down. I haven’t had this problem in some time. And yes…I have flash turned off. Maybe this particular video is calling for it or something.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:52:10pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

So how did Senator Collins get that Trump wanted his supporters to sway the Senate from Trump’s comment? She really is not bright.

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TedStriker  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:52:20pm

re: #238 Romantic Heretic

Like most ‘Law n’ Order’ people Trump is mostly about Order.

And by Order he means, “Fuck with me and there will be consequences.”

And that they alone are the “true” Law.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:53:11pm
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No Depression  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:53:56pm

The dipshits on The Five aren’t even talking about this. But they did bitch about Will Smith saying Trumpism needs to be ‘cleansed’ though.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:54:17pm

re: #293 TedStriker

And that they alone are the “true” Law.

It is based on the notion that each man and his trusty gun are the supreme arbiters of which laws apply to them.

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:55:08pm

re: #291 ObserverArt

What’s up with the funky video in the top making this story??? I keep getting messages it can’t be played and Chrome crashes on this page seemingly because of it.

And I really would like to read the page. Maybe it will settle down. I haven’t had this problem in some time. And yes…I have flash turned off. Maybe this particular video is calling for it or something.

Whenever I hit the LGF home page, I go into Chrome’s task manager and purposely crash the Flash plugin.

That worked for a while, but lately I’ve had to go and disable Flash 2 or even 3 times before it’ll stay dead. I’m guessing there are multiple ads on the page trying to load Flash.

Once I’ve got it killed really dead the page works like a charm.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:55:30pm

re: #101 Jenner7

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Fuck our media.

Why do we have to give him the benefit of the doubt that he misspoke? How many times does a Presidential candidate get the chance to misspeak? What happens when he misspeaks after being elected and this endangers American lives?

Would we be giving Secretary Clinton or President Obama the benefit of the doubt if they misspoke in such a way that it appeared that they were encouraging the use of violence against political enemies?

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:55:32pm

re: #282 Skip Intro

The Founders based their laws on the assumption that the populace would be sane. No way they ever envisioned Idiot America taking over the country.

The Founders built a system that was much less populist than what we have today. Only the House was directly elected. Senators were elected by State Legislatures, who also chose Electors who choose the president. The system was designed to ward off populism. But there were problems with it - Senate seats would go unfilled because legislatures couldn’t pick a Senator. The same would happen with electors. Which is why long before the 17th Amendment was ratified, most states had passed those duties onto the electorate directly.

We have a much more direct form of democracy now, which has it’s own problems - most notably being susceptible to the whims of populism. And for better or worse, we are likely in a populist moment now.

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:55:35pm

Imagine, there are at least hundreds of thousands of heavily armed Americans itching to go out and start second amendmenting Muslims, blacks, Jews…

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CuriousLurker  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:55:49pm

I know what I’m gonna do this weekend, I’m gonna look up the Twitter accounts for all the people on the list below and block every damned one of them (who I haven’t already blocked) unless they unendorse Von ClownStick. Yeah, they prolly won’t care as I’m a nobody, but at least I won’t have to read their B.S.

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Patricia Kayden  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:56:02pm

re: #295 No Depression

The dipshits on The Five aren’t even talking about this. But they did bitch about Will Smith saying Trumpism needs to be ‘cleansed’ though.

Good for Will Smith for saying that.

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:57:41pm

re: #286 Patricia Kayden

He doesn’t need to, there are plenty of helpers.

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:58:31pm

re: #302 Patricia Kayden

Good for Will Smith for saying that.

I was surprised to read the other day that Tommy Lee from Motley Crue went on his Facebook page, called all Trump supporters ‘fucking morons’ and told them all to unfriend him pronto. And then the ones who bitched were blocked.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:58:45pm

re: #298 Patricia Kayden

Why do we have to give him the benefit of the doubt that he misspoke? How many times does a Presidential candidate get the chance to misspeak? What happens when he misspeaks after being elected and this endangers American lives?

Would we be giving Secretary Clinton or President Obama the benefit of the doubt if they misspoke in such a way that it appeared that they were encouraging the use of violence against political enemies?

Dubya was a gaffe-machine, but the media continually kept giving him a pass while expecting perfection from Gore. Likewise, Obama had to meet an artificially high bar when compared to McCain or Willard. Remember the amount of time spent obsessing over “57 states”?

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Kragar  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:59:19pm
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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:59:57pm

re: #55 Charles Johnson

Why the hell are some journalists eager to label this a “joke?” How is it “funny” for a presidential candidate to suggest shooting his opponent? Even if he did mean it as a joke — and he obviously didn’t — it’s still way, way over the line of acceptable political rhetoric.

Maybe they are afraid of being shot.

And I am not joking.

Again…our media fails us. They sure seem to lack some freaking spine.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 2:59:58pm

Baby Whiplash has a blind squirrel moment

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:00:22pm

re: #300 Nyet

Imagine, there are at least hundreds of thousands of heavily armed Americans itching to go out and start second amendmenting Muslims, blacks, Jews…

God save us if we see another natural and/or man-made disaster that paralyzes law enforcement and public services over a wide area or for a large population. Especially if we then have to call out the National Guard or the military to restore order and basic services. We’re likely to see a lot more Second Amendment Rights being exercised that we would like to…

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:01:03pm

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash has a blind squirrel moment

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Give him a sec, he’ll fall flat on his face with his next tweet.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:01:41pm

re: #310 Targetpractice

Give him a sec, he’ll fall flat on his face with his next tweet.

You called it==>

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Skip Intro  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:02:08pm

re: #308 The Vicious Babushka

Baby Whiplash has a blind squirrel moment

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He’s confused. He’ll be back to what’s normal for him soon.

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No Depression  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:02:42pm

So now Wingnut Pravda is talking about Trump’s ‘joke’.

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KGxvi  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:03:10pm

re: #311 The Vicious Babushka

The Second Amendment was designed to prevent violations of the Second Amendment.

Ok, either that’s continuing the same theme as “Trump wasn’t joking” or that makes the Second Amendment the unamending amendment of amendments.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:05:38pm

On in the mind of a wingnut could it make total sense that the Founders would write the founding document of their new government in such a way that said government could be legally torn down by a bunch of yahoos that don’t agree with the actions of that government. These are the sort of morons who probably think Washington a war criminal for calling up the militia in order to put down the Whiskey Rebellion.

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:05:41pm

re: #305 Targetpractice

Or the stupidest distortion of all, inventing the internet.

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cat-tikvah  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:06:17pm

From the film Dr. Strangelove (which should be required viewing for everyone prior to this election):

getyarn.io.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:07:12pm

re: #314 KGxvi

Ok, either that’s continuing the same theme as “Trump wasn’t joking” or that makes the Second Amendment the unamending amendment of amendments.

Second Amendment is absolute as it was given to us by God in the person of Charlton Heston holding his Kentucky Rifle aloft at the NRA convention.

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EPR-radar  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:07:43pm

Today’s edition of unintentional comedy from RedState:

And what common ground would you suggest that we find with the Chump morons? Shall we agree to meet them half-way on their racism? Shall we meet them half-way on their idiotic economic beliefs? Shall we meet them half-way in their utter lack of decency? Their complete ignorance of history and geopolitics? Their ardent affection for foreign tyrants? Their conspiracy theories about everything from the Kennedy assassination to lizard people? Their consistent lies and character assassinations directed against the best of us?

This is by a NeverTrumper in response to a Trump apologist.

I find it a remarkably precise summary of my views on the merits of compromising with the Republican party.

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:08:15pm

re: #315 Targetpractice

2nd amdt is apparently a warrant for a revolution without however any criteria of what would constitute a tyranny. The Founders were flawed but not stupid.

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Whack-A-Mole  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:08:26pm

His Secret Service detail should immediately withdraw in protest and refuse to serve Trump until he publicly apologizes and uncategorically renounces political violence.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:08:56pm

re: #320 Nyet

2nd amdt is apparently a warrant for a revolution without however any criteria of what would constitute a tyranny. The Founders were flawed but not stupid.

Apparently, any law we disagree with is Tyranny…

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TedStriker  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:09:02pm

re: #304 makeitstop

I was surprised to read the other day that Tommy Lee from Motley Crue went on his Facebook page, called all Trump supporters ‘fucking morons’ and told them all to unfriend him pronto. And then the ones who bitched were blocked.

That’s so metal…good on him.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:10:15pm

re: #321 Whack-A-Mole

His Secret Service detail should immediately withdraw in protest and refuse to serve Trump until he publicly apologizes and uncategorically renounces political violence.

If that happened, the media would go into apoplectics about the “politicization” of the SS while Congressional Republicans demanded somebody’s head and started hearings into whether the SS was given orders by the President in order to disrupt Trump’s campaign.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:10:21pm

re: #304 makeitstop

I was surprised to read the other day that Tommy Lee from Motley Crue went on his Facebook page, called all Trump supporters ‘fucking morons’ and told them all to unfriend him pronto. And then the ones who bitched were blocked.

ahem. Mötley Crüe (the advantages of having a German Keyboard at hand)

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:11:45pm

re: #322 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

What is going to stop any terrorist with a weapon from arguing that they are just defending themselves from tyranny? Were McVeigh’s actions constitutionally protected too? If not, why?

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:11:55pm

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

ahem. Mötley Crüe (the advantages of having a German Keyboard at hand)

I never paid any attention to the umlauts. :)

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TedStriker  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:12:29pm

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

ahem. Mötley Crüe (the advantages of having a German Keyboard at hand)

Umlauts are not a English-speaking typist’s friend…

///

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sagehen  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:12:44pm

re: #226 Decatur Deb

Leaving for the potluck dinner to plan the upcoming registration effort on welcome day at George C. Wallace Community College. We’ll have oodles to talk about.

Is one of those things gonna be “maybe we should think about changing the school’s name”?

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:13:19pm

re: #327 makeitstop

You’re missing all the gemütlichkeit.

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:13:54pm

You could always use the German replacement system: Moetley Cruee. //

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TK-421  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:14:06pm

Went and voted. Was nice to see Russ Feingold’s name back on the ballot. :D

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:15:09pm

re: #331 Nyet

You could always use the German replacement system: Moetley Cruee. //

That’s what I always figured - nobody’s pronouncing them, so why bother using them?

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:15:29pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:16:01pm

re: #326 Nyet

What is going to stop any terrorist with a weapon from arguing that they are just defending themselves from tyranny? Were McVeigh’s actions constitutionally protected too? If not, why?

That is what it has come down to. We have local sheriffs claiming the right to override federal law and Sovereign Citizens claiming the right to be exempt from laws that do not fit into their interpretation of the Constitution.

How about a fair trade: you reject federal laws, you are also no longer subject to any federal rights and protections…

(only half sarc on the last one, these assholes need to be taught a lesson)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:16:30pm

re: #333 makeitstop

That’s what I always figured - nobody’s pronouncing them, so why bother using them?

They are there to make it Metal

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:18:04pm

re: #328 TedStriker

Umlauts are not a English-speaking typist’s friend…

///

ü (alt + 129)
ö (alt + 148)
ä (alt + 132)

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:18:06pm

¨

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:18:07pm

re: #246 De Kolta Chair

“And to pile it on even thicker we have syndicated columnist and MSNBC analyst Huge Nitwit.”

Oh, and apparently they forgot to include new MSNBC fixture, Ann Coulter
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Robert O.  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:18:50pm

I only wished Trump would get his timing better, and say these (and other) things after the Olympics are done. Right now, few people are even listening. Knowing the attention span of your average American, there is still the danger that people won’t remember what Trump is about by the time the Olympics are finished, and we are on the home stretch with nothing but the Elections on people’s minds.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:19:39pm

So am I to understand from this umlaut discussion that there’s literally no easy way to type them on a PC? Wow.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:20:33pm

re: #340 Robert O.

I only wished Trump would get his timing better, and say these (and other) things after the Olympics are done. Right now, few people are even listening. Knowing the attention span of your average American, there is still the danger that people won’t remember what Trump is about by the time the Olympics are finished, and we are on the home stretch with nothing but the Elections on people’s minds.

Trump is the master of the sound byte and the Tweet and is aware that a lot of the public is too media-ADD to piece his statements together and see what an incoherent mass of unfulfillable promises they comprise.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:20:36pm

Another level headed Trump fan heard from.

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:20:42pm

re: #321 Whack-A-Mole

His Secret Service detail should immediately withdraw in protest and refuse to serve Trump until he publicly apologizes and uncategorically renounces political violence.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:21:16pm

re: #341 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So am I to understand from this umlaut discussion that there’s literally no easy way to type them on a PC? Wow.

The shortcuts are easy enough if you use them on a day-to-day basis. Hell, ten years after high school german I can still tell you ß is alt+0223.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:21:50pm

re: #321 Whack-A-Mole

His Secret Service detail should immediately withdraw in protest and refuse to serve Trump until he publicly apologizes and uncategorically renounces political violence.

He is doing nothing to make their job any easier.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:22:45pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:23:20pm

re: #345 Testy Toad T

The shortcuts are easy enough if you use them on a day-to-day basis. Hell, ten years after high school german I can still tell you ß is alt+0223.

You can’t just hit option + u and get an umlaut with a blinking space below it? And option + e for the acute accent, and so on?

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Skip Intro  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:24:00pm

The Fox Fucks are having a real good laugh.

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:24:27pm
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fern01  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:24:40pm

Halperin is STILL supporting Trump - making out that what Hillary said about President Obama in 2008 is the same as what Trump said today - bejesus - Trump has to do what - to lose the media?

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Testy Toad T  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:25:07pm

re: #348 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

You can’t just hit option + u and get an umlaut with a blinking space below it? And option + e for the acute accent, and so on?

Lacking an option key, that would be very hard!

More seriously, no idea. I’ve been on a Mac for five years now. Work is Linux, but papers are all in Word… it’s a good compromise.

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TK-421  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:25:15pm

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:26:16pm

re: #341 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So am I to understand from this umlaut discussion that there’s literally no easy way to type them on a PC? Wow.

Set you keyboard settings to “German” and you will find ä ö and ü hidden under the ’ (apostrophe) , ; (semicolon) and [ (square brackets) respectivelz (oh yeah, and it switches the y and z)

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:26:51pm

re: #351 fern01

Halperin is STILL supporting Trump - making out that what Hillary said about President Obama in 2008 is the same as what Trump said today - bejesus - Trump has to do what - to lose the media?

It’s impossible. He’ll take over Johnny Walnuts’ rôle as President-in-exile for the next eight years.

(Circumflex = option + i.)

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Bill and Opus for 2016!  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:27:33pm

I guarantee that before the end of the week there will be a “shoot the b*tch” chant at a Trump rally. He’s openly inciting this, and they are already starting to repeat the narrative.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:27:59pm

re: #352 Testy Toad T

Lacking an option key, that would be very hard!

More seriously, no idea. I’ve been on a Mac for five years now. Work is Linux, but papers are all in Word… it’s a good compromise.

“alt” “option” - it actually says both.

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Dave In Austin  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:28:10pm

re: #338 jaunte

Hell, Dana was on C. Mathew’s show yesterday.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:30:19pm

re: #341 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So am I to understand from this umlaut discussion that there’s literally no easy way to type them on a PC? Wow.

Character map is your friend.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:31:23pm

re: #347 jaunte

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“Inarticulate,” “joking,” “call to vote.”

“What are things that will never be said about a comment made by Hillary Clinton?,” Alex.

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:31:52pm

BTW Erdogan and Putin are BFFs again. And guess who Erdogan is blaming for that plane now? Why, Fethullah Gülen of course. Is there anything that guy hasn’t done? :)

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:33:25pm

re: #359 The Vicious Babushka

Character map is your friend.

Keyboard viewer? You’ll find lots of great stuff. I used to use the Turkish keyboard for the undotted “i” so I could type “shıt” on Wordpress, only to discover it at shift + option + b on the US keyboard.

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:35:51pm

re: #341 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

So am I to understand from this umlaut discussion that there’s literally no easy way to type them on a PC? Wow.

Wrong. If however you meant that there is no easy way to type them with the English keyboard layout, true, but I’m not sure why that would be surprising.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:36:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:37:29pm
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Skip Intro  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:37:31pm

Hmm.

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SpaceJesus  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:38:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:38:30pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:38:55pm
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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:39:40pm

Pierson to Jake Tapper

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:40:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:40:50pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:42:14pm

re: #372 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Social media & cable commentators tempted to justify what Trump said or deflect to another topic should think twice. And think again.
1:25 PM - 9 Aug 2016

LOLing at the thought of them thinking once, never mind again….

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Nyet  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:42:58pm

re: #370 jaunte

So she confirms he was talking about killing. And that it wasn’t a joke.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:43:00pm

re: #370 jaunte

Pierson to Jake Tapper

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:43:07pm

re: #371 jaunte

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Hey, Katrina, were’s that fabulous bullet necklace you always wear?

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:43:13pm

re: #371 jaunte

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Testy Toad T  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:43:35pm

re: #374 Nyet

So she confirms he was talking about killing. And that it wasn’t a joke.

So, so bad at messaging. Terrible at messaging, the worst messaging, can’t stay on a message if their life depended on it. It’s sad. It’s sad!

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:43:40pm

It’s wrong that Tapper just sits there and lets Pierson make the ludicrous assertion that Clinton wants to do away with the 2nd Amendment. More fuel on the fire.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:44:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:45:25pm

re: #380 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trump isn’t sure because he hasn’t heard this question….

yikes

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:45:33pm

“Everybody knows”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:46:10pm

re: #382 jaunte

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“Everybody knows”

“Some people say….”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:47:37pm

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Some people say….”

CONFIRMED! FACT!!11!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:47:39pm

re: #382 jaunte

when has Hillary Clinton said she’s gonna abolish the 2nd amendment? Donald trump is a compulsive liar and people believe him

The fact that Obama has failed to do so in his first two terms of office is proof that even he is not tyrannical or treasonous enough to do so, and is leaving the job to Hillary, who obviously is.

/

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EPR-radar  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:47:46pm

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Some people say….”

that Donald Trump sucks wet farts out of dead pigeons. Investigating this seems like a good way for the main stream media to spend its time.

God knows they aren’t doing anything useful with it.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:48:19pm

So, one spokesmoron said it was about “unifying” voters in opposition to HRC’s probable erosion of 2A rights.

Katie Bullets says it’s not something Trump wants to happen, just something that could happen.

Now taking bets on how many other contradictory positions the Trump camp will take on this shitshow. Bonus points if you manage to guess what those positions might be.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:49:45pm

re: #387 A wild WITHAK appeared!

So, one spokesmoron said it was about “unifying” voters in opposition to HRC’s probable erosion of 2A rights.

Katie Bullets says it’s not something Trump wants to happen, just something that could happen.

Now taking bets on how many other contradictory positions the Trump camp will take on this shitshow. Bonus points if you manage to guess what those positions might be.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:49:47pm

Sarah Palin literally instructed her followers to shoot Gabby Giffords, and one of them did. Nothing was done about that, nothing will be done about this.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:50:21pm

re: #371 jaunte

“he was talking about what COULD happen. He doesn’t want that to happen”

“It COULD happen. He doesn’t WANT that to happen. But if he isn’t elected…..”

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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:51:04pm

re: #368 Backwoods_Sleuth

[.@GabbyGiffords says all Americans should “unambiguously condemn” Trump’s remarks and “the violence they insinuate.”]

Significantly spoken by the woman who had crosshairs imposed on a picture of her office.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:51:15pm

re: #389 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Sarah Palin literally instructed her followers to shoot Gabby Giffords, and one of them did. Nothing was done about that, nothing will be done about this.

Only good that came out of that is that GG survived to become a major spokesperson for responsible regulation.

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EPR-radar  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:52:35pm

re: #389 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Sarah Palin literally instructed her followers to shoot Gabby Giffords, and one of them did. Nothing was done about that, nothing will be done about this.

If someone does end up taking a shot at Hillary Clinton and fails, the MSM meatheads will focus only on the effect that has on the horserace, while studiously ignoring incitement of violence from the RW noise machine + Trump.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:54:15pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:55:09pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:55:35pm

re: #394 jaunte

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So, how long till he calls her a bitch in front of cameras?

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Testy Toad T  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:55:45pm

re: #394 jaunte

Ffffft. Donald Trump wouldn’t know tough if his filet mignon were cooked to 195F throughout.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:55:46pm
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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:56:21pm
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Testy Toad T  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:56:53pm

Cripes, it’s entirely possible that 538’s skeptical revert-to-the-mean polls-plus crosses 80% for Clinton tonight or tomorrow.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:58:12pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:58:34pm

re: #400 Testy Toad T

Cripes, it’s entirely possible that 538’s skeptical revert-to-the-mean polls-plus crosses 80% for Clinton tonight or tomorrow.

I find my faith in humanity somewhat restored.

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EPR-radar  Aug 9, 2016 • 3:58:37pm

re: #394 jaunte

In other words, Trump is tired of repeating talking points fed to him by his handlers.

Countdown to the next firing of the Trump Assmortar 9000 starts now.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:00:28pm

I can’t believe his handlers are letting him speak again.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:00:47pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:00:54pm

re: #403 EPR-radar

In other words, Trump is tired of repeating talking points fed to him by his handlers.

Countdown to the next firing of the Trump Assmortar 9000 starts now.

Josh Marshall figured, based on previous examples, that Trump would be able to make it 37 hours without saying something outrageously stupid, after his telepromptered economics speech yeaterday.

He barely made it 24.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:00:58pm

Now he’s defensive about Melania’s immigration status.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:01:56pm
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Thanos  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:02:01pm

I’ve said for years that terrorism does not exist in a vacuum - terrorism requires both sympathizers and purveyors of evil ideology to enable the crazies who become terrorists.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:02:01pm
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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:03:22pm

Trump just claimed Hillary deleted 33,000 emails.

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Thanos  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:03:33pm

re: #409 Thanos

I’ve said for years that terrorism does not exist in a vacuum - terrorism requires both sympathizers and purveyors of evil ideology to enable the crazies who become terrorists.

The thing is that with his latest statements about how strong 2nd amendment people are, and how they are unified he is still dog whistling to those crazies that they could be heroes…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:03:38pm

re: #405 Charles Johnson

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“Mah boah kin eat fifteh aigs!”

“Luke, ain’t no man kin eat fifteh aigs!”
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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:04:06pm

“Everybody knows she should not be running for the Presidency right now.”

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Testy Toad T  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:04:32pm

re: #406 Blind Frog Belly White

Josh Marshall figured, based on previous examples, that Trump would be able to make it 37 hours without saying something outrageously stupid, after his telepromptered economics speech yeaterday.

He barely made it 24.

Josh Marshall, no joke, deserves a friggin’ Pulitzer for how well he and his have covered the rise of Trumpism.

There is no truer sage of what makes that hairjob tick.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:05:01pm

re: #408 jaunte

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“Melania’s gone prove she’s totally a legit immigrant!”

“Mr. Trump, about that speech…”

“SHE’S GONNA DO IT, NOW MAKE IT HAPPEN!”

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Testy Toad T  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:05:22pm

re: #415 Testy Toad T

I became a TPM Prime member specifically out of thanks for what he’s done for discourse in this country this year, at least for one year, and you should too.

(and you should of course give money to LGF, which I am ashamed to say right now I do not. Underemployment stinks.)

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:05:58pm

Even Trump is bored with the email details.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:06:18pm
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Great White Snark  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:06:31pm

re: #405 Charles Johnson

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I would tweet you need an egg beater but his trolls would say I called for violence.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:06:47pm

re: #415 Testy Toad T

Josh Marshall, no joke, deserves a friggin’ Pulitzer for how well he and his have covered the rise of Trumpism.

There is no truer sage of what makes that hairjob tick.

I like his Trump’s Razor:

According to Trump’s Razor: “ascertain the stupidest possible scenario that can be reconciled with the available facts” and that answer is likely correct.

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Testy Toad T  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:07:26pm

re: #421 Blind Frog Belly White

I like his Trump’s Razor:

More fundamentally, his understanding of Trumpian Dominance Politics absolutely hits the nail squarely on the head.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:07:46pm
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wrenchwench  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:07:52pm

re: #414 jaunte

“Everybody knows she should not be running for the Presidency right now.”

Everybody knows - Leonard Cohen

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:08:34pm

This is a despicable performance.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:08:43pm

re: #423 Charles Johnson

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:09:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:09:56pm

people already leaving.

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jaunte  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:10:26pm

Grandiose wall fantasy.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:10:34pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:11:06pm

re: #430 Charles Johnson

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well they were standing RIGHT THERE.

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Targetpractice  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:11:25pm

re: #430 Charles Johnson

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Yes, because they were standing on the stage when it happened. Too bad they’re probably not going to do anything about it.

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ObserverArt  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:11:38pm

re: #351 fern01

Halperin is STILL supporting Trump - making out that what Hillary said about President Obama in 2008 is the same as what Trump said today - bejesus - Trump has to do what - to lose the media?

You may have that wrong. He was saying that about Joe Biden. But then maybe he said something after I turned off MSNBC when he was doing his balancing act. I give Donnie Duetsch credit for sticking to his guns and condemning his NY buddy Trump.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:12:31pm

Trump praising the Great Wall of China, again

Edit: And name-dropping heavy equipment manufacturers

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Brian J.  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:13:26pm

re: #434 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Trump praising the Great Wall of China, again

To quote the late Tom Clancy, “Somebody needs to remind them that the Great Wall ultimately turned out to be a waste of bricks.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:13:41pm
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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:14:17pm

re: #413 Blind Frog Belly White

“Mah boah kin eat fifteh aigs!”

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Speaking of eggs—is there a reason they’re so cheap right now? Bought a dozen jumbos for $1.10 yesterday. Usually only see eggs that cheap around Easter.
(not an important observation, but I can only take so much undiluted Trump)

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451_Montag  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:14:27pm

re: #397 Testy Toad T

Ffffft. Donald Trump wouldn’t know tough if his filet mignon were cooked to 195F throughout.

Apparently he has his steaks cooked to super well-done. Monster

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:15:15pm

In a military town, Donald asks how many miners are in the crowd.

O_o

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:15:27pm

re: #396 Blind Frog Belly White

So, how long till he calls her a bitch in front of cameras?

At the debates.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:15:33pm

Trump made the threat in the form of a joke so he could get away with it.

But there are some things you do not ever joke about in certain contexts. You do not joke about bombs in airports and you do not joke about killing your political rival when you are running for the presidency.*

*not meant to be an exhaustive list

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CuriousLurker  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:15:34pm

YES! I figured out how to use CSS with Stylish to make the content of tweets by people I have blocked invisible in LGF comments. *happy dance*

I’ll have to try tweaking it more over the weekend to see if I can make it hide the entire tweet instead of just the blockquoted part.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to use it to GAZE past LGF commenters.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:15:34pm

re: #432 Targetpractice

Yes, because they were standing on the stage when it happened. Too bad they’re probably not going to do anything about it.

Statements like this make a tough and dangerous job a lot more difficult. I believe the SS are gonna do something to let DT know that they do not approve…

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KerFuFFler  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:19:40pm

re: #443 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Statements like this make a tough and dangerous job a lot more difficult. I believe the SS are gonna do something to let DT know that they do not approve…

Yeah, they should have one of their “plain clothes” agents rush the podium and they should be a little slow to “contain the threat”. Let the asshole shit himself on stage.*

*Just a fantasy…..

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BeachDem  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:21:03pm

re: #441 KerFuFFler

Trump made the threat in the form of a joke so he could get away with it.

But there are some things you do not ever joke about in certain contexts. You do not joke about bombs in airports and you do not joke about killing your political rival when you are running for the presidency.*

*not meant to be an exhaustive list

You also don’t tug on Superman’s cape or spit in the wind—you don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger…

Jim Croce - Greatest Hits - You Don’t Mess Around With Jim

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Stanley Sea  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:21:57pm

re: #439 Backwoods_Sleuth

In a military town, Donald asks how many miners are in the crowd.

O_o

He is owned by Wilbur Ross. It’s all about the mining.

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fern01  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:50:03pm

re: #433 ObserverArt

I don’t think I got it wrong - thought he said Hillary (but maybe I’m hearing what I assumed he would say) - At the end of MJ this am when talking about “what I have learned today” - he pronounced he learned that Trump was turning it around etc etc. He’s going to be an interesting train wreck tomorrow morning.

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makeitstop  Aug 9, 2016 • 4:58:00pm

re: #374 Nyet

So she confirms he was talking about killing. And that it wasn’t a joke.

They keep doing this - they roll out a quick spin, and when it doesn’t work they try another one, then another, until they find one that they think is working.

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MsJ  Aug 9, 2016 • 5:24:47pm

re: #268 Dr Lizardo

I’mma thinking that right about now, Reince Priebus and the rest of the RNC is frantically buying Maalox and scotch by the truckload. Gotta stuck up - after all, there’s still 90 days to go and God only knows what Fuckface von Clownstick is gonna say in that time frame.

Anyway, time for the European shift of Lizardom to call it a day. Goodnight, Lizards.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 9, 2016 • 5:24:59pm

re: #387 A wild WITHAK appeared!

So, one spokesmoron said it was about “unifying” voters in opposition to HRC’s probable erosion of 2A rights.

Katie Bullets says it’s not something Trump wants to happen, just something that could happen.

Now taking bets on how many other contradictory positions the Trump camp will take on this shitshow. Bonus points if you manage to guess what those positions might be.

A veritable Kama Sutra of political persiflage!


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