Trump’s New Campaign Leader: The Man Behind Alt-Right Hate Site Breitbart “News”

The Republican Party is now the alt-right party
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Today is the day the worst elements of the far right completed their takeover of the Republican Party, as the Donald Trump campaign announced a shake-up, replacing Paul Manafort as campaign chief with Stephen Bannon, the man behind one of the most extreme right wing hate sites on the web — Breitbart “News.”

As we’ve documented many, many times here at LGF, with coverage going back years, the Breitbart “News” business model has been to incite racial resentment and xenophobia in the degraded Tea Party base, and feed them conspiracy theories and false stories to keep them ignorant. And the commenters for their articles respond in Pavlovian fashion, with thousands upon thousands of horrifically racist and hateful comments, every single day.

Lately there have been reports that Donald Trump and Breitbart “News” have a financial quid pro quo relationship, in which Trump is paying them to produce glowing sycophantic stories about his campaign. Breitbart’s editors have denied this publicly, but all you have to do is read the site to see that the adoring coverage of Trump is non-stop; they attack his enemies and hype everything he says and does. I don’t know if they’re actually being paid by Trump to do this, but it certainly wouldn’t look any different if they were.

In the last few years an even more noxious element has risen to prominence at Breitbart “News,” the “alt-right” movement of far right nationalists, neo-Nazis and outright white supremacists, with writer Milo Yiannopoulos (recently banned permanently from Twitter for organizing and inciting harassment of women and minorities) penning a lengthy, sickening apologia for the racist movement.

Even former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro (no stranger to hateful and extreme rhetoric himself) says he’s appalled at this choice by the Trump campaign. But of course, he stood by for years while the insanity grew at Breitbart “News,” and enthusiastically fed the fires of racism and right wing hatred, so even though his points about the extremism are valid they ring hollow. Where was he when there was a chance to stop Breitbart’s march toward hate speech and racism? He was on the train as one of the conductors.

Trump really hasn’t been hiding his courting of the far right, white nationalist elements of the conservative base, but this is the final dropping of the mask. He’s signaling unmistakably that there will be no “pivoting,” and no moderation of his extreme rhetoric. This is a tiny middle finger extended to the Republican Party and the people on his staff who’ve been trying to convince him to pull it back and temper his hateful rhetoric.

And it’s pretty much the death knell for the Republican Party as anything other than a symbol of hatred, division, racism and lunacy, into the foreseeable future.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:15:20am
Lately there have been reports that Donald Trump and Breitbart “News” have a financial quid pro quo relationship, in which Trump is paying them to produce glowing sycophantic stories about his campaign.

Trump staffers may have “dropped hints” that Breitbart will be paid for its propaganda efforts, but he will stiff them just like he has stiffed everyone else.

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Franklin  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:15:53am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:16:35am

The transformation of the GOP (may it RIP) into a white nationalist/white supremacist political party has happened with far greater speed than I’d anticipated. I figured the transformation wouldn’t occur until the 2020 election cycle.

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Jenner7  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:16:59am
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Jenner7  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:17:28am

Alex Jones is happy too.

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Jenner7  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:21:14am
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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:21:35am

Because winning presidential candidates hire a guy with no political experience to run things less than three months before election day.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:22:01am

Rage Furby is probably really peeved right about now.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:23:19am

Pencementum

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:23:40am

He looks really healthy, too:

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Skip Intro  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:24:21am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

He looks really healthy, too:

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Must have the same doc that Trump does.

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:24:58am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:25:07am
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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:25:35am

WTF Tweetdeck why do you keep showing me Tweets of PEOPLE THAT I HAVE BLOCKED

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Skip Intro  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:26:02am

The Big Three

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:26:39am
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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:27:06am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

He looks really healthy, too:

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Looks like a heart attack waiting to happen.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:27:53am

Wait, Bannon is a transgender? Or is he A Black? Is Roger Ailes the woman? I iz confused.

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bratwurst  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:28:15am

How does this even make political sense? Trump has the alt-right vote locked up already.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:28:18am
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stpaulbear  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:29:16am

re: #7 Lidane

Because winning presidential candidates hire a guy with no political experience to run things less than three months before election day.

Trump’s campaign is going to be remembered as the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ movie of political campaigns.

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:29:19am

re: #19 bratwurst

How does this even make political sense? Trump has the alt-right vote locked up already.

Right is the only direction Trump knows how to turn.

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:30:35am
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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:30:50am

re: #19 bratwurst

How does this even make political sense? Trump has the alt-right vote locked up already.

I think it’s based on the theory that Trump can win if he gets enough angry whites out to vote.

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:31:24am

re: #23 jaunte

In case you were wondering who Trump was talking to, now you know.

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Stanley Sea  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:31:24am

re: #19 bratwurst

How does this even make political sense? Trump has the alt-right vote locked up already.

He wants to go down in flames.

Might as well.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:31:28am
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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:31:41am

The press was up in arms when DWS got an honorary spot in the Clinton campaign, but they respond to the big cheese of one of the right’s worst shitholes with a resounding “Meh.”

Oy vey.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:32:14am

re: #24 Belafon

I think it’s based on the theory that Trump can win if he gets enough angry whites out to vote.

It’s a bullshit theory, though. It’s not gonna work, but I guess there’s no point in telling the alt-right loons this - they’re convinced that they’re the way of the future.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:32:31am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:34:30am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:34:34am
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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:34:43am

re: #29 Dr Lizardo

It’s a bullshit theory, though. It’s not gonna work, but I guess there’s no point in telling the alt-right loons this - they’re convinced that they’re the way of the future.

I don’t disagree, but Trump has a bunch of white supremacists whispering in his ear, including his own ego. I’m pretty sure it’s their thinking.

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:34:48am

re: #20 Lidane

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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:35:24am

re: #16 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hate to go Goodwin, but… So, the Good German defense, then?

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Ia! Ia! Trump Ftaghn! (née Sophist)  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:35:26am

re: #17 Dr Lizardo

Looks like a heart attack waiting to happen.

It’s a tradition at Breitbart.

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:35:28am
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Jenner7  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:36:26am
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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:36:57am

re: #24 Belafon

I think it’s based on the theory that Trump can win if he gets enough angry whites out to vote.

Ayep, they’ve spent the last 4 years assuring themselves that the GOP has the votes alone to win elections, but Romney didn’t do enough to bring them to the polls. 5 million angry white guys apparently just sat at home because Romney didn’t bust out the white sheets.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:37:51am

Welp, somebody is pleased with the Bannon selection==>

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nines09  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:38:29am

Trump and Breitbart are just positioning themselves for the formation of a new political/media empire. It will look like

They now have a database of all the openly neo fascist and bigoted groups. The mailings start on November 9th.

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Velvet Elvis  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:38:43am

Next up: Trump News Network run by Ailes featuring Breitbart writers in prime time. Milo get his own show. James O’Keefe gets his own show.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:39:49am
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Jenner7  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:40:14am
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:40:17am

#turdtornado is not yet trending

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:40:21am
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dangerman  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:40:46am

re: #39 Targetpractice

Ayep, they’ve spent the last 4 years assuring themselves that the GOP has the votes alone to win elections, but Romney didn’t do enough to bring them to the polls. 5 million angry white guys apparently just sat at home because Romney didn’t bust out the white sheets.

“not ‘conservative’ enough”

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Velvet Elvis  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:40:50am

re: #40 The Vicious Babushka

Welp, somebody is pleased with the Bannon selection==>

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She gets her own Trump News Network show for sure.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:41:23am

re: #45 FormerDirtDart

#turdtornado is not yet trending

It needs to be shorter. #turdnado or #shitnado for example.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:42:37am

“But both sides are the same!” - can this notion die a slow painful death now?

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mmmirele  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:42:38am

Just a reminder about who Andrew Breitbart was.

Andrew Breitbart “STOP RAPING PEOPLE” “BEHAVE YOURSELF” meltdown @ CPAC

This took place only a few weeks before Breitbart died in 2012.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:42:40am

In a week, we’ve learned that the Trump campaign has retained Roger Ailes for help in debate prep and now sidelined their Putin-patsy for a guy who runs a site where Putin love is the order of the day.

How exactly can Trump top this? Hiring David Duke as his spokesman to the black community?

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:43:00am

Heh. It’s the 360 degree pivot. Soon to be followed by the 720 and 1080 pivots.

As if we aren’t paying attention to what Trump’s saying/doing on a daily basis?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:43:15am

re: #24 Belafon

I think it’s based on the theory that Trump can win if he gets enough angry whites out to vote.

There was such an untapped reservoir. It was mobilized in 2004 and has been active ever since. It’s not growing. In fact it’s shrinking, as angry old white men die off.

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austin_blue  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:43:33am

I don’t believe this is the “Pivot” the RNC wanted…

Prance Rebus has got to be choking to death on his own bile today.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:43:44am

Breitbart was all about abandoning any journalistic or ethical standards in order to stir up rage and controversy to appeal to their target audiences. That makes them a perfect match for DT.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:44:11am

re: #55 austin_blue

I don’t believe this is the “Pivot” the RNC wanted…

Prance Rebus has got to be choking to death on his own bile today.

Live video from RNC HQ:

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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:44:29am

re: #39 Targetpractice

Ayep, they’ve spent the last 4 years assuring themselves that the GOP has the votes alone to win elections, but Romney didn’t do enough to bring them to the polls. 5 million angry white guys apparently just sat at home because Romney didn’t bust out the white sheets.

I was just playing with the 538 swing state toy, where you can change turnout and vote totals. I moved stuff around to get it fairly accurate to where we are today (white college educated voters at 50-50, upped the Latino turnout and percentage to Clinton)… in order for Trump to win, he’d have to win non-college educated white voters (which tend to make up the angry white voters) by 75-25 with over 70% turnout. That’s with nothing else changing, but of course the more likely he is to improve his numbers in that “key” demographic, the more likely his numbers are to plummet among every other demographic.

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SteelPH  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:44:34am

re: #55 austin_blue

I don’t believe this is the “Pivot” the RNC wanted…

Prance Rebus has got to be choking to death on his own bile today.

That a new brand of booze?
///

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:44:36am

re: #38 Jenner7

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1) LOL @ #TurdTornado

2) I’ve never actually heard Baby Ben speak, and now I want to erase his voice from my memory, can anyone recommend a good trepannist?

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makeitstop  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:44:47am

re: #18 The Vicious Babushka

Wait, Bannon is a transgender? Or is he A Black? Is Roger Ailes the woman? I iz confused.

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It may be a distinction without a difference, but the WaPo story calls Bannon the campaign’s ‘chief executive’ and Conway the ‘campaign manager.’

So he’s probably referring to Conway.

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:45:53am

re: #53 lawhawk

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Heh. It’s the 360 degree pivot. Soon to be followed by the 720 and 1080 pivots.

As if we aren’t paying attention to what Trump’s saying/doing on a daily basis?

Pivot, pivot

Curly Floor Spinning

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:46:47am

re: #55 austin_blue

I don’t believe this is the “Pivot” the RNC wanted…

Prance Rebus has got to be choking to death on his own bile today.

Nah, he’s unconscious under a table surrounded by empty bottles of scotch and Maalox.

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:49:51am

re: #55 austin_blue

I don’t believe this is the “Pivot” the RNC wanted…

Prance Rebus has got to be choking to death on his own bile today.

They can never get the pivot they want, which is to stop sounding racists yet keep the people that expect Trump to continue to be racist. If Trump stops saying things out loud, he’ll lose the supporters that chant “Lock her up!” If he doesn’t stop, he’ll keep losing the voters that want to believe the Republican party isn’t racist.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:50:56am

re: #37 jaunte

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I actually was not aware of that heh. The guy’s disturbed.

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austin_blue  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:51:13am

From CNN:

The addition of Bannon — known for his brass-knuckled demeanor and his website’s sharp tone — came hours after reports surfaced that Roger Ailes, the recently ousted head of Fox News, will begin to advise Trump as he prepares for the presidential debates. The influence of both men lays the groundwork for unleashing Trump this fall from the more traditional presidential candidate framework, which Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort’s leadership was brought on to create.

Talk about soft soap! Geez, CNN, just go to the comments page at Breitbart and copy off a page of random comments on any article related to Obama and print them. That’s not a sharp tone. It’s a screaming horror show of hate.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:51:13am

Heh.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:51:24am

re: #32 Charles Johnson

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wrenchwench  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:51:29am

re: #43 Charles Johnson

[When Andrew was alive and I was calling out the blatant racism in his site’s comments, he claimed I was planting all those comments.]

Do I remember correctly that commenter[s] here complained that you covered Breitbart and his site too much, because ‘none of that is going anywhere’ or words to that effect?

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BigPapa  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:52:03am

Most excellent post Charles. Breitbart is a cesspool, a glammed up National Enquirer/People Magazine face on a Stormfront chassis.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:52:20am

Haha, this is awesome:

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:52:23am

Trump’s lovely fans are starting to react to me.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:52:30am

re: #51 mmmirele

Just a reminder about who Andrew Breitbart was.

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Video

This took place only a few weeks before Breitbart died in 2012.

An angry right wing drug addict. I feel sorry that his family lost their family member but Andrew Breitbart was a negative force in American politics and the attempts to revise him into this noble guy are bullshit. He was happy to ruin people like Shirley Sherrod because they worked for Obama. He was a miserable asshole.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:53:10am

re: #64 Belafon

They can never get the pivot they want, which is to stop sounding racists yet keep the people that expect Trump to continue to be racist. If Trump stops saying things out loud, he’ll lose the supporters that chant “Lock her up!” If he doesn’t stop, he’ll keep losing the voters that want to believe the Republican party isn’t racist.

Ayep, the GOP exists in a very rarefied atmosphere, which we learned during the last two elections where the guy who was left standing when the dust settled from the primaries had to straddle the line between utter lunacy and total sanity. It’s how you got McCain trying to convince old white women that his opponent wasn’t a Muslim or Romney getting defended for being caught saying black voters “just want free stuff” just hours after speaking before the NAACP.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:53:25am

re: #69 wrenchwench

Do I remember correctly that commenter[s] here complained that you covered Breitbart and his site too much, because ‘none of that is going anywhere’ or words to that effect?

Yup. I remember that too.

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Ubiq  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:53:43am

Charles, something broke viewing comments on my iPad. In particular, comments in this thread 43, 44, 46 as well as 31, 32, 30, 37, and 38 show up as blank

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:53:56am

re: #72 Charles Johnson

Bring facts…. but I’ll just call you names, even though there’s a long and deep history of racism and bigotry inherent in Breitbart coverage.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:54:23am

re: #72 Charles Johnson

Trump’s lovely fans are starting to react to me.

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Yeah Andrew Breitbart totally didn’t push a video taken out of context and used it to smear an African-American DOA employee. Yep he never did that. Really fuck Breitbart and what he created. All Breitbart did was modernize what right wing hsitheads like Limbaugh bave been doing for years. Creating a false image of the left for right wing bigots to make themselves feel better about being right wing bigots.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:54:54am

re: #75 Charles Johnson

Yup. I remember that too.

And here we are now with one of them in charge of a presidential nominee’s campaign.

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Romantic Heretic  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:55:52am

Looked at that picture of Mr. Bannon and thought, “He’s a mean drunk.”

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:55:59am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:56:08am

This is why I say ignoring these horrible people and their horrible websites is a huge mistake. You can’t make them go away by ignoring them. They just get stronger when they’re able to spread their hatred unopposed.

This is also why we’re seeing the media treating Breitbart News with kid gloves instead of calling them out as the hate site they are. More people need to start yelling as loudly as possible that they’re not going to stand for this kind of evil shit in America.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:56:14am
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Jay C  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:56:40am

re: #55 austin_blue

I don’t believe this is the “Pivot” the RNC wanted…

Prance Rebus has got to be choking to death on his own bile today.

I just have an image of the memo the RNC will be sending out after the election:

DATE: November 10, 2016:
TO: All staff and managers, Republican National Committee
RE: Change of address

Effective immediately, please forward all relevant correspondence to the following address:

Mr. Reince R. Priebus
Detox Mansion, Unit 13
86 Rehab Mountain Rd.
Lonelyville, ID 88666

No solicitations, please.

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wrenchwench  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:56:44am

re: #79 HappyWarrior

And here we are now with one of them in charge of a presidential nominee’s campaign.

That’s also going nowhere and we pay too much attention to the wrong things. Over there! —————————————->

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:57:20am
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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:57:34am

re: #66 austin_blue

From CNN:

The addition of Bannon — known for his brass-knuckled demeanor and his website’s sharp tone — came hours after reports surfaced that Roger Ailes, the recently ousted head of Fox News, will begin to advise Trump as he prepares for the presidential debates. The influence of both men lays the groundwork for unleashing Trump this fall from the more traditional presidential candidate framework, which Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort’s leadership was brought on to create.

Talk about soft soap! Geez, CNN, just go to the comments page at Breitbart and copy off a page of random comments on any article related to Obama and print them. That’s not a sharp tone. It’s a screaming horror show of hate.

The bolded is just too precious. The same media who has had their collective head buried up Trump’s backside for months with all the talk about how he’s not a “conventional politician” are now suggesting that Bannon and Ailes being brought on means he’s gonna stop being a “traditional presidential candidate.”

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:58:15am

re: #72 Charles Johnson

“It doesn’t work anymore!”

WTF does that even mean?

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Brian J.  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:58:22am

Even the chronically Republican-favoring folks at Quinnipiac now give Hillary double-digit leads in Colorado and Virginia and a slim lead in Iowa.

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BigPapa  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:58:47am

Charlie Sykes said the great Pivot Shakeup is actually the campaign in hospice care, now surrounded by loved ones in it’s final hours. Heh.

82 days, I’m out of popcorn already. Might have to hit the hard stuff - chocolate.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:58:52am

re: #76 Ubiq

Charles, something broke viewing comments on my iPad. In particular, comments in this thread 43, 44, 46 as well as 31, 32, 30, 37, and 38 show up as blank

Those comments contain embedded tweets - if they’re not showing up, you can try hitting the refresh button on those comments. It’s not an LGF problem - embedded tweets are rendered by code from Twitter.

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:59:06am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

I always say the difference between Democrats and Republicans are the Democrats in Congress vote to raise their taxes, while Republicans vote to cut theirs.

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wrenchwench  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:59:32am

re: #82 Charles Johnson

This is why I say ignoring these horrible people and their horrible websites is a huge mistake. You can’t make them go away by ignoring them. They just get stronger when they’re able to spread their hatred unopposed.

This is also why we’re seeing the media treating Breitbart News with kid gloves instead of calling them out as the hate site they are. More people need to start yelling as loudly as possible that they’re not going to stand for this kind of evil shit in America.

But Rage Furby, that’s just a turd too far!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:59:40am

re: #92 Belafon

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I always say the difference between Democrats and Republicans are the Democrats in Congress vote to raise their taxes, while Republicans vote to cut theirs.

Yes.

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Velvet Elvis  Aug 17, 2016 • 10:59:54am
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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:00:28am

re: #93 wrenchwench

But Rage Furby, that’s just a turd too far!

Speaking of Chucky, I’m surprised he doesn’t have a job in the Trump campaign by this point. I suppose he’s next after Bannon does something that angers Comrade Combover.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:01:16am

re: #21 stpaulbear

Trump’s campaign is going to be remembered as the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ movie of political campaigns.

With a little help from my friends…

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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:01:47am

re: #95 Velvet Elvis

Breitbart’s Worst Headlines

It’s a racist and sexist cesspool for right wing assholes. Always has been and always will be. Hopefully being associated with a loser like Trump will destroy its credibility forever.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:01:55am

re: #86 Kragar

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The sad thing is that, a generation ago, Trump might have gotten away with it. And that’s really why I love the comment that Frum retweeted during the GOP convention, that “the Trump campaign is the Pickett’s Charge of the culture war.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:02:00am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:02:33am

re: #96 Targetpractice

Speaking of Chucky, I’m surprised he doesn’t have a job in the Trump campaign by this point. I suppose he’s next after Bannon does something that angers Comrade Combover.

I’m shocked too but he was a big Cruz guy and maybe the Trump campaign doesn’t want anyone so enamored with Cruz that they bragged about betting money on him being the nominee.

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:02:46am

re: #88 Kragar

“It doesn’t work anymore!”

WTF does that even mean?

That means they refuse to be shamed out of it.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:02:49am

re: #96 Targetpractice

Speaking of Chucky, I’m surprised he doesn’t have a job in the Trump campaign by this point. I suppose he’s next after Bannon does something that angers Comrade Combover.

LOLOL the Floorshitter TM running the Trump campaign.

Sheer fuckin’ comedy gold!!!

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:03:04am

re: #90 BigPapa

Charlie Sykes said the great Pivot Shakeup is actually the campaign in hospice care, now surrounded by loved ones in it’s final hours. Heh.

82 days, I’m out of popcorn already. Might have to hit the hard stuff - chocolate.

The popcorn producing industry was not equipped to handle such a derpalopolous.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:03:06am

re: #100 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I can see the usual suspects freaking out about this but she’s 100% right.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:03:13am
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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:03:59am

re: #106 Lidane

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Trump was never moving towards the middle. He’s just embraced people who think that they’re middle and the rest of the country has become a socialist hellhole.

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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:04:11am

Seems to me that you hire a guy like Bannon to win a primary not a GE. Really, Bannon’s going to help Trump in a GE electorate? As I said downstairs, I think he may in fact make Trump even weaker since Bannon and Breitbart are all about preaching to the right wing echosphere.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:04:19am

re: #104 Sir John Barron

The popcorn producing industry was not equipped to handle such a derpalopolous.

The Derpocalypse is upon us!

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Jenner7  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:05:11am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:07:12am

re: #72 Charles Johnson

Trump’s lovely fans are starting to react to me.

“not a argument”

I realize we all foul up on Twitter every now and then. But I particularly liked this grammar demonstration.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:07:16am
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Romantic Heretic  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:07:17am

re: #88 Kragar

“It doesn’t work anymore!”

WTF does that even mean?

It’s the alt-right version of, “Because shut up!”

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BigPapa  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:07:18am

re: #104 Sir John Barron

The Derpocalypse!

I’m sure Chuccubus is worked up this AM, seeking his place in the perceived validation of the Shitlord Blogging model.

Just as the term racist is being thrown about by all racists to try and mollify the term, news is also used everywhere to mean any media or groups of words on a web page or tweet saying word things about currents events.

The concept of news is getting Pepe The Frog’ed.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:07:37am

re: #110 Jenner7

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He won’t pay it. How many of these fines/summonses can he ignore before there is a warrant for his arrest?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:07:53am

re: #103 Dr Lizardo

Soeaking of, where has CCJ been lately? Not that I mind the lack of appearances but I know guys like him don’t give up easy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:09:06am

re: #115 The Vicious Babushka

Most of them are probably against his businesses and not him personally.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:10:13am

re: #108 HappyWarrior

Seems to me that you hire a guy like Bannon to win a primary not a GE. Really, Bannon’s going to help Trump in a GE electorate? As I said downstairs, I think he may in fact make Trump even weaker since Bannon and Breitbart are all about preaching to the right wing echosphere.

Yeah, more bizarre on top of bizarre. Obviously he needed to get rid of Manafort…but did he? Trump hasn’t released his taxes. Continues uttering inane and offensive things. Media doesn’t really take him to task that I can see. Could have gone on with a campaign manager linked to all sorts of nefarious activity and probably wouldn’t have driven him down any further. He’s nearly at rock bottom now.

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wrenchwench  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:10:23am

re: #113 Romantic Heretic

It’s the alt-right version of, “Because shut up!”

There’s my double-upding of the day, were we to have such a thing.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:10:25am

I believe this is a mistake on Trump’s part. Bannon has great talent for mobilizing and exploiting a niche market to the level of complete saturation, but there is no way he can extend that kind of dominance to half the electorate.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:10:27am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:11:14am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:11:18am

re: #121 Kragar

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Maybe Don Black will be hired in 2020.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:11:18am

re: #121 Kragar

True. But it’s only August. In a month they’ll be back in the hunt.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:12:40am

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Huge piece of manpower.” What an…interesting turn of phrase.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:13:33am

I was watching this go down in the early hours this morning and I was right:

In the comments for Shapiro’s article:

Here I was thinking thinks couldn’t get that much worse. Shows you what I know. //

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wrenchwench  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:14:36am

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

[No interim replacement will be made.]

So, either he’s worthless, or this could bring down Breitbartdotcom.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:15:20am

re: #127 wrenchwench

So, either he’s worthless, or this could bring down Breitbartdotcom.

Can’t it be both?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:15:32am

Matthew Boyle reportedly headed to the Trump campaign.

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BigPapa  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:16:13am

It really can happen here folks. This is for real. I really hope the Clinton Campaign is focused on running up the score as much as possible, focusing on not only demolishing Trump but trying to get House seats.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:16:23am
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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:16:47am

re: #120 Shiplord Kirel

I believe this is a mistake on Trump’s part. Bannon has great talent for mobilizing and exploiting a niche market to the level of complete saturation, but there is no way he can extend that kind of dominance to half the electorate.

It’s a rookie mistake of the highest order and a sign that the established GOP pols want a career after November.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:16:49am

re: #126 CuriousLurker

I was watching this go down in the early hours this morning and I was right:

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In the comments for Shapiro’s article:

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Here I was thinking thinks couldn’t get that much worse. Shows you what I know. //

1) Rants and raves about “The Jews”
2) Calls Hillary “Hitlery” as a pejorative

Mmkay

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:16:59am

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

Related:

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Jay C  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:17:22am

re: #118 Sir John Barron

Yeah, more bizarre on top of bizarre. Obviously he needed to get rid of Manafort…but did he? Trump hasn’t released his taxes. Continues uttering inane and offensive things. Media doesn’t really take him to task that I can see. Could have gone on with a campaign manager linked to all sorts of nefarious activity and probably wouldn’t have driven him down any further. He’s nearly at rock bottom now.

I dunno, I think there’s still a ways to go further down. I really wonder what the reaction from the general public is going to be when (“complacent media” notwithstanding) the racist alt-right sewer that is Breitbart News gets exposed to open scrutiny.

I mean, how many people out there probably have no earthly idea what Breitbart News is? WE know here on LGF, because it’s a main topic of Charles’ postings (and more power to him), but how widespread is their reputation? I have a feeling we’re about to find out.

Just IMO, the Trump campaign doesn’t resemble a “hospice-care” situation, it’s more like a suicide watch…

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:17:44am

Somewhere right now, Jim Robinson is crying into the beer bought with the latest round of fleecing the flock…er, “fund raising.”

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wrenchwench  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:18:33am

re: #128 Targetpractice

Can’t it be both?

IN DREAMS - Roy Orbison (subtitulada)

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:18:52am

re: #123 HappyWarrior

Maybe Don Black will be hired in 2020.

Hell, Don Black will be the 2020 VP candidate the way things are going.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:19:36am
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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:20:04am
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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:20:28am

re: #110 Jenner7

IIRC that relates to his limiting access to Trump Tower’s atrium, which is governed by a public-private agreement. It’s supposed to be open to the public during regular business hours, but Trump repeatedly limited access for his own purposes.

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SteelPH  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:21:09am

re: #140 Charles Johnson

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Does David Duke not exist in these peoples’ minds?

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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:21:41am

re: #140 Charles Johnson

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It must be hurt to be that fucking stupid.

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:21:48am

re: #142 SteelPH

Naw, he’s just hiding behind the sheets. /sarcasm not sarcasm

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:22:15am

We’ve said more than once that the GOP would come back after a Trump loss by telling themselves that he wasn’t “conservative enough” and they’d hit rock bottom by 2020. I think we might have to revise that scenario a bit…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:22:41am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:22:48am

re: #142 SteelPH

Does David Duke not exist in these peoples’ minds?

No kidding. David Duke strongly supports Trump as numerous other white nationalists and KKK and Neo-Nazi types. Their “proof” Clinton is supported by the KKK is a tongue in cheek quote by a KKK leader.

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KerFuFFler  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:22:51am

re: #45 FormerDirtDart

#turdtornado is not yet trending

Well, if he had any flair for language he would have called it a turdnado.

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wrenchwench  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:23:58am

re: #145 Targetpractice

We’ve said more than once that the GOP would come back after a Trump loss by telling themselves that he wasn’t “conservative enough” and they’d hit rock bottom by 2020. I think we might have to revise that scenario a bit…

The really difficult thing is that THEY have to revise that scenario a bit.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:24:50am

re: #133 The Vicious Babushka

1) Rants and raves about “The Jews”
2) Calls Hillary “Hitlery” as a pejorative

Mmkay

LOL, I actually had the same thought: Mm-hmm, sure—Jews would totally be on the side of a “Hitlery.” 👀

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:25:34am
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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:25:37am

I don’t know what I find more pathetic. The bigots or those who are so stupid that they think that the KKK and white supremacists are liberals.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:25:50am

re: #150 CuriousLurker

LOL, I actually had the same thought: Mm-hmm, sure—Jews would totally be on the side of a “Hitlery.” 👀

Actually I was thinking that guy would totally be on the side of Hitler.

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calochortus  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:26:02am

re: #136 Targetpractice

Somewhere right now, Jim Robinson is crying into the beer bought with the latest round of fleecing the flock…er, “fund raising.”

He’s going to have to buy cheaper beer. I’ve been keeping something of an eye on FR’s reported fundraising progress. It’s getting slower and slower. At the current rate, they should just about finish this one up in time to start the next grift. Based on previous experience, however, I expect that there will be a sudden jump in reported donations late this month and they’ll make their goal again!!!

I’d guess this is becoming somewhat less profitable than it once was. Who knew when you kick a bunch of people off your site that donations would drop?

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:26:18am

re: #147 HappyWarrior

No kidding. David Duke strongly supports Trump and numerous other white nationalists and KKK and Neo-Nazi types. Their “proof” Clinton is supported by the KKK is a tongue in cheek quote by a KKK leader.

All based on a questionable claim by some unidentified KKKer who claims to have donated to Clinton because the guy doesn’t care for Trump’s hair.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:26:20am

re: #151 Kragar

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Between Ailes and Bannon, the debates are gonna be a sight to behold. People are gonna drop dead left and right from alcohol poisoning.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:26:37am
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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:27:11am
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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:27:13am

re: #157 Charles Johnson

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*sigh* Why they always gotta ruin my fun.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:27:28am
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CuriousLurker  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:27:48am

re: #136 Targetpractice

Somewhere right now, Jim Robinson is crying into the beer bought with the latest round of fleecing the flock…er, “fund raising.”

Wasn’t he all pro-Oompa Loompa? I can’t keep up with all the schisms…

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CuriousLurker  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:29:27am

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

Actually I was thinking that guy would totally be on the side of Hitler.

That’s kinda my point. Someone responded to him that his swastika was showing.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:29:42am

This whole thing is just nuts.

I mean, last night Trump gives a teleprompter speech which his minions, and even some of the press, said looked like outreach to the black community*. And this morning, he stomps all over any positive press he might have gotten out of it to do a campaign shake-up that points in EXACTLY the opposite direction of reaching out to ANYONE except the people whose votes he’s already locked up.

I’m sure there are some folks out there who will say, “Genius move! Trump’s playing 11 dimensional chess, while Clinton is playing checkers!”, but seriously - once you have 100% name recognition, as Trump and Clinton have, you actually have reached the point where there IS such a thing as Bad Publicity.

* Okay, so really it was outreach to the Alt-right community, who have always wanted a Presidential candidate to talk down to the black community in just the way Trump did.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:29:47am

re: #161 CuriousLurker

Wasn’t he all pro-Oompa Loompa? I can’t keep up with all the schisms…

He started the year anti-Trump, even banning man Trump supporters. Then Trump won the nomination, at which time anybody not on the bandwagon got ran out on a rail. It’s easier to say that Jim is pro-whoever is winning. In a year’s time, he’ll insist he never supported Trump, he supported the GOP.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:30:34am
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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:31:05am
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Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:32:07am

re: #42 Velvet Elvis

Next up: Trump News Network run by Ailes featuring Breitbart writers in prime time. Milo get his own show. James O’Keefe gets his own show.

Let’s hope so. We can not watch them all at the same time.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:32:17am

Is Bannon heaven’s gift to the Clinton campaign?

I could see him, for example, going hammer and tongs after Hillary’s age and alleged infirmity, especially now that Breitbart and others have successfully tested the waters with this idea.
The problem is that this has no appeal outside the alt-right demographic, and is likely to alienate an otherwise loyal segment of the much larger GOP base.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:33:27am

re: #78 HappyWarrior

Yeah Andrew Breitbart totally didn’t push a video taken out of context and used it to smear an African-American DOA employee. Yep he never did that. Really fuck Breitbart and what he created. All Breitbart did was modernize what right wing hsitheads like Limbaugh bave been doing for years. Creating a false image of the left for right wing bigots to make themselves feel better about being right wing bigots.

That was a brilliant piece of evil. There was a bit of a back story to it, too involved to get into here, but he knew the lady (Shirley Sherrod) was vulnerable and that the Democrats would use the opportunity to disown her over it, even though it was totally contrived.

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CuriousLurker  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:34:09am

re: #140 Charles Johnson

Retweeted, from last night:

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:34:26am

re: #163 Blind Frog Belly White

….I’m sure there are some folks out there who will say, “Genius move! Trump’s playing 11 dimensional chess, while Clinton is playing checkers!”, but seriously - once you have 100% name recognition, as Trump and Clinton have, you actually have reached the point where there IS such a thing as Bad Publicity.

This. It’s amazing how many people fail to grasp this.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:35:50am

re: #138 Dr Lizardo

70 years from now will be the sequel. I wonder who will be chosen as Trump for that movie.

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lizardofid  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:36:04am

re: #167 Decatur Deb

Let’s hope so. We can not watch them all at the same time.

One horseshoe would get the whole mob.

//

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:36:17am
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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:38:08am
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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:40:16am
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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:40:38am
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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:42:33am

re: #178 Kragar

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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mmmirele  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:43:00am

Walmart has an out of control crime problem—who knew?

The story starts out with a description of a Walmart security office, which has a Tulsa PD officer in it 10 hours a day. It just goes downhill from there.

The problem is based in Walmart’s attempt to be cheap—cheap prices, cheap stores, cheap everything. Which leads to rampant shoplifting and petty theft, all the way up to in-store meth labs and worse.

Definitely worth a read.

bloomberg.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:45:00am

re: #175 Kragar

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This is actually largely what Clinton’s been doing - not fighting for the news cycle, not even handing Trump enough rope. Just standing back, doing rallies and commercials, and not getting into any of Trump’s dominance games.

Trump wanted to ‘be himself’ in the General, and it hasn’t been working, so not he’s brought in people who think he has to REALLY be himself.

Honestly, I could not have imagined this campaign going quite this weird. I figured there was more to Trump, and I feared a teeth-and-nails fight, and maybe a possible narrow loss. But if that happened, it would have been because Trump was not as stupid and crazy as he seems. Maybe just a louder and uglier Mitt Romney. That might not have been such a disaster.

The thing is, it’s now clear that Trump is both crazier and stupider than I imagined, which means that although his chance of winning is RADICALLY lower than I feared, the results of him winning would also be far, FAR worse than anything I’d imagined.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:45:49am

Ivanka Trump offers advice to young professionals on what to do if you are being sexually harassed at work==>

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Thanos  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:45:54am

Dug this up, since it says “Yet another” there’s probably an earlier post. Note this was from Ben Shapiro, and shortly after Breitbart’s death in 2012.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:46:20am

re: #181 Blind Frog Belly White

This is actually largely what Clinton’s been doing - not fighting for the news cycle, not even handing Trump enough rope. Just standing back, doing rallies and commercials, and not getting into any of Trumps dominance games.

Trump wanted to ‘be himself’ in the General, and it hasn’t been working, so not he’s brought in people who think he has to REALLY be himself.

Honestly, I could not have imagined this campaign going quite this weird. I figured there was more to Trump, and I feared a teeth-and-nails fight, and maybe a possible narrow loss. But if that happened, it would have been because Trump was not as stupid and crazy as he seems. Maybe just a louder and uglier Mitt Romney. That might not have been such a disaster.

The thing is, it’s now clear that Trump is both crazier and stupider than I imagined, which means that although his chance of winning is RADICALLY lower than I feared, the results of him winning would also be far, FAR worse than anything I’d imagined.

There is NO man behind the curtain.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:47:16am
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Skip Intro  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:47:37am

re: #182 The Vicious Babushka

Ivanka Trump offers advice to young professionals on what to do if you are being sexually harassed at work==>

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Tip #1 - Tell daddy.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:47:57am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:48:21am

re: #186 Skip Intro

Tip #1 - Tell daddy.

While sitting on his lap?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:49:09am
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CriticalDragon1177  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:50:55am

Charles Johnson,

why should anyone be surprised by this?

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CriticalDragon1177  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:51:39am

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

Feel the “love”

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Alephnaught  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:54:14am

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

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They’re using CB Radio? Is that still a thing out there?

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:54:15am

I have never voted a straight party ticket in my entire life but I think I will for the first time in this election*

*Unless some people I am friends with are running as Republicans** for some local office

**You know what, fuck ‘em.

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cat-tikvah  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:54:27am

re: #174 Charles Johnson

I’m not taking anything for granted. This election year has been so bizarre; I want to be sure that it is definitively put out of its misery on Election Day.

Everyone, make sure you vote and urge others to do the same.

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:55:37am

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

This seems like a great story for #140.

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:56:01am

re: #194 cat-tikvah

I’m not taking anything for granted. This election year has been so bizarre; I want to be sure that it is definitively put out of its misery on Election Day.

Everyone, make sure you vote and urge others to do the same.

And that’s why Clinton has a ground game.

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calochortus  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:56:42am

re: #189 The Vicious Babushka

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Not just a secret message-SHE’S SO WEAK SHE NEEDS TO BE HELD UP BY COMFY CUSHIONS!!!!!!!!! Because only sick people sit on couches that someone has put scatter pillows on.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:57:24am

Funny but ISTR Trump was not even in New York on Cinco de Mayo, he was out campaigning somewhere else, and that photo was taken at some other time.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:58:21am

re: #197 calochortus

Not just a secret message-SHE’S SO WEAK SHE NEEDS TO BE HELD UP BY COMFY CUSHIONS!!!!!!!!! Because only sick people sit on couches that someone has put scatter pillows on.

I can’t sit on the sofa and enjoy a movie or TV or read a book without a bunch of pillows. Because it’s comfy that way.

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wrenchwench  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:59:14am

re: #194 cat-tikvah

I’m not taking anything for granted. This election year has been so bizarre; I want to be sure that it is definitively put out of its misery on Election Day.

Everyone, make sure you vote and urge others to do the same.

I will vote early, when they allow it. In 2012, I had voting on my to-do list the day I was hit by a car, and it never happened.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:59:43am
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calochortus  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:00:42pm

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

I can’t sit on the sofa and enjoy a movie or TV or read a book without a bunch of pillows. Because it’s comfy that way.

Just shows how unfit you are to be president-you should prefer sitting on a pointy rock or something.

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Franklin  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:00:45pm

re: #187 The Vicious Babushka

Next time someone says Massachussetts is the “bluest of blue” states, show them that article. Here is the opening paragraph:

A Massachusetts convoy of Trump supporters drove from Wrentham to Foxboro in their trucks, RVs and SUVs on July 31 and were caught on tape spewing racist epithets and calls for anti-black violence.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:05:00pm
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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:06:18pm

re: #204 Charles Johnson

These people wouldn’t survive in “nature.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:06:39pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

Funny but ISTR Trump was not even in New York on Cinco de Mayo, he was out campaigning somewhere else, and that photo was taken at some other time.

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The money quote, though: “The people who were offended were people we wanted to offend.” From Trump.

That’s the kind of shit I’ve heard from the Right increasingly over they past decade, to the extent that the whole of Modern Conservatism seems to be built on whatever they think will upset Liberals the most.

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:06:39pm

michelleisdumbaf

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:07:13pm
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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:07:49pm

Trump’s business has long had issues with minorities.

His real estate business was hit with a racial discrimination consent decree over rental practices.

It’s known that he didn’t like having minority employees on the casino floor when he visited.

Now this:

Trump’s subsidiary businesses over the years have included golf courses, a modeling agency, casinos in multiple states and an airline. The AP did identify some African-Americans holding the VP title at such individual properties.

“The Trump Organization employs both females and minorities in positions of authority across the entire company and in recent years has made great progress in expanding an already diverse workforce,” Trump’s son, Eric, said in a statement to the AP. “As the company continues to expand, both domestically and internationally, we will continue to recruit the very best and brightest regardless of gender and ethnicity.”

The AP’s review found two Trump executives whose surnames could potentially indicate Hispanic or Middle Eastern backgrounds but did not draw any conclusions given the lack of cooperation by the Trump Organization.

Some black former employees said the absence of minorities among Trump’s top lieutenants was striking.

“It was quite commonplace for me to be the only person of color in the room for meetings at the executive level,” said Randal Pinkett, who in December 2005 won on “The Apprentice,” Trump’s reality show competition. That earned Pinkett a temporary vice president title within Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., not the Trump Organization directly.

“And when I had the opportunity to meet with the heads of affiliate companies, as I did often, not once did I encounter a person of color,” Pinkett said.

The apparent lack of diversity among Trump’s senior staff undermines an image portrayed in a recent online campaign advertisement, in which Lynne Patton, who described herself as a black, female executive at the Trump Organization, praised Trump for “hiring more minority and female executives than any other company for which I’ve ever worked.”

Patton is Eric Trump’s longtime personal assistant. After the AP questioned the campaign’s citation of her as a Trump Organization executive, her title on the Eric Trump Foundation’s website and her profile on the LinkedIn service was changed to “vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation.” That position did not appear on the foundation’s most recent tax filing for 2014, which said Patton was one of 16 unpaid directors who devote approximately one hour per week to the charity.

Paige Scardigli, the executive director of the Eric Trump Foundation, said that those filings understated Patton’s role. Patton did not respond to inquiries from the AP through email, a message to her LinkedIn account and requests to a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization.

Trump likes to claim that he’s all progressive and all with child care programs for employees (they don’t exist; those child care programs are for customers of his hotels/golf courses), or that he’s got plenty of minority hires (except the reality is anything but).

It’s the same deal as when confronting Trump on his charitable giving. Lots of talk/bluster - but short on facts.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:08:05pm

re: #205 Belafon

These people wouldn’t survive in “nature.”

And, indeed, that’s the big reason they love Trump - he’s promising to restore and extend White Privilege, because without it they’re no better off than anyone else. And maybe worse.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:10:09pm

re: #206 Blind Frog Belly White

The money quote, though: “The people who were offended were people we wanted to offend.” From Trump.

That’s the kind of shit I’ve heard from the Right increasingly over they past decade, to the extent that the whole of Modern Conservatism seems to be built on whatever they think will upset Liberals the most.

HURR HURR RT THIS FAKE QUOTE & PISS OF A LIBTARD!!!!11

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:13:15pm

re: #206 Blind Frog Belly White

The money quote, though: “The people who were offended were people we wanted to offend.” From Trump.

That’s the kind of shit I’ve heard from the Right increasingly over they past decade, to the extent that the whole of Modern Conservatism seems to be built on whatever they think will upset Liberals the most.

Ayep, in their minds, the people who get outraged are “looking for a reason,” while the people who don’t get outraged are the ones who “get it.” And they’re all about appealing to the latter group even as the former group grows ever larger.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:16:11pm

And suddenly, Ted Cruz’s 2018 re-election just got interesting. This is hilarious:

The stupid is strong with the Texas GOP. I can’t wait for this parade of failure.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:17:01pm
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Thanos  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:17:21pm

This Post was from 2011, when Breitbart was still alive:

littlegreenfootballs.com

it was noted at the time by Crooks & Liars.

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:17:58pm

re: #210 Blind Frog Belly White

And, indeed, that’s the big reason they love Trump - he’s promising to restore and extend White Privilege, because without it they’re no better off than anyone else. And maybe worse.

A lot of Trump’s supporters are people with minimal skills; the skills necessary to participate in the global economy are what they do not possess, and deep down, they are acutely aware of this fact, and you can hear this helpless rage in their incoherent ravings. Without White Privilege, they’re well and truly fucked, because the bulk of them sure as hell couldn’t compete on their merits.

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Skip Intro  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:18:29pm

Former Incompetent RNC Chair Michael Steele Says the Breitbart-ization of Trump’s Campaign Will be “Magical”

I never thought I’d be linking to Redstate, but they’ve got some pretty good snark going these days.

redstate.com

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Thanos  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:18:31pm
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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:18:44pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:18:52pm

#Harambe4debate

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:24:11pm

re: #216 Dr Lizardo

A lot of Trump’s supporters are people with minimal skills; the skills necessary to participate in the global economy are what they do not possess, and deep down, they are acutely aware of this fact, and you can hear this helpless rage in their incoherent ravings. Without White Privilege, they’re well and truly fucked, because the bulk of them sure as hell couldn’t compete on their merits.

I saw a survey the other day that showed that a lot of Trump supporters are actually people that are doing better than the people around them. I’m assuming that they figure the only way to keep their status is to make sure no one else does better.

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The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:24:42pm
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Thanos  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:25:00pm

re: #219 Kragar

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Joined 7/2016 — probably an old white male stormfronter masquerading for the election.

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danarchy  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:26:05pm

re: #220 FormerDirtDart

#Harambe4debate

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Don’t let CNN know or they may exume Harambe and bring him on to do a town hall. Probably be more worthwhile than the Green party townhall they are doing tonight

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Scottishdragon  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:26:43pm

re: #82 Charles Johnson

This is why I say ignoring these horrible people and their horrible websites is a huge mistake. You can’t make them go away by ignoring them. They just get stronger when they’re able to spread their hatred unopposed.

This is also why we’re seeing the media treating Breitbart News with kid gloves instead of calling them out as the hate site they are. More people need to start yelling as loudly as possible that they’re not going to stand for this kind of evil shit in America.

This is why I call attention to a virulent homophobe and transphobe jackass like Rod Dreher. He still gets columns in the New York Times for Chrissakes…and his material is the sort of special pleading pseudo intellectual hogwash that would be laughed out of any history class.

He still gets recognized as some sort of spokesperson for religious far right types and his fondness for writing 5,000 word diatribes on how people like me are ruining America gets treated as a valid view by major newspapers.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:28:11pm

re: #219 Kragar

Here we are in 2016, and it’s become okay to ask “What’s wrong with racism?”, and some folks think that’s actually a valid point.

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NoSoapForYou  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:29:52pm
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FormerDirtDart  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:30:06pm

re: #224 danarchy

Don’t let CNN know or they may exume Harambe and bring him on to do a town hall. Probably be more worthwhile than the Green party townhall they are doing tonight

#HologramHarambe

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:34:37pm
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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:35:33pm

Startling absence of white supremacists among the U.S. Olympic swimmers.

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Brian J.  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:36:02pm

re: #217 Skip Intro

Former Incompetent RNC Chair Michael Steele Says the Breitbart-ization of Trump’s Campaign Will be “Magical”

I never thought I’d be linking to Redstate, but they’ve got some pretty good snark going these days.

redstate.com

Frosted Lucky Trumps! They’re Magically Disgusting!

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Dr Lizardo  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:37:10pm

re: #221 Belafon

I saw a survey the other day that showed that a lot of Trump supporters are actually people that are doing better than the people around them. I’m assuming that they figure the only way to keep their status is to make sure no one else does better.

Yep, for them it’s all a zero-sum game.

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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:38:19pm

re: #213 Lidane

Wouldn’t Rick Perry be a slight shuffle to the center vs Ted Cruz?

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:38:59pm

So, it looks like Trump’s account has been taken over by the adults in the room, but we all know it’s a matter of time before he’s back at the insanity.

Today’s been a steady stream of video clips and informing about upcoming Volk-Treffen.

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Ubiq  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:40:06pm

re: #181 Blind Frog Belly White

This is actually largely what Clinton’s been doing - not fighting for the news cycle, not even handing Trump enough rope. Just standing back, doing rallies and commercials, and not getting into any of Trump’s dominance games.

Clinton is currently playing a ‘prevent defense’ — i.e. the formation you see in the NFL when one team is up 21 points or more in the fourth quarter. Don’t make mistakes, hold a mirror up to when Trump goes over the line, and trust that the momentum of the election favors you.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:40:28pm

re: #233 KGxvi

Wouldn’t Rick Perry be a slight shuffle to the center vs Ted Cruz?

Somewhat, yeah. But Cruz beat Perry’s lieutenant governor to win his Senate seat in the first place. Polls saying that Perry would now beat Cruz are funny. It’s like the Texas GOP suddenly got amnesia about why they elected Cruz in the first place. They thought David Dewhurst was an establishment RINO, and they’re suddenly going to elect Perry? ROFL.

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DobermanBoston  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:40:49pm

re: #57 Targetpractice

Live video from RNC HQ:

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Brian J.  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:41:23pm

re: #233 KGxvi

Wouldn’t Rick Perry be a slight shuffle to the center vs Ted Cruz?

Cruz hasn’t openly supported secession, last time I checked. On the other hand, Perry never threatened to shut down Texas’ government. When you’re as far into Cloud-Cuckoo-Land as white Texans, the term “center” really loses all meaning.

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CriticalDragon1177  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:43:17pm

Someone needs to stop listening to Kent Hovind and get a science education really badly.

Than agian he thinks that science is a lie, so maybe it wouldn’t do him much good anyway, after all, its all just one giant conspiracy to destroy his faith. Never mind just how absurd that is.

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:43:26pm
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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:43:38pm

re: #236 Lidane

Somewhat, yeah. But Cruz beat Perry’s lieutenant governor to win his Senate seat in the first place. Polls saying that Perry would now beat Cruz are funny. It’s like the Texas GOP suddenly got amnesia about why they elected Cruz in the first place. They thought David Dewhurst was an establishment RINO.

I do wonder if we’ll see GOP voters start to turn on the Tea Partiers when they realize their representatives aren’t interested in bringing home bacon or other constituent services.

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DobermanBoston  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:44:18pm

re: #18 The Vicious Babushka

Wait, Bannon is a transgender? Or is he A Black? Is Roger Ailes the woman? I iz confused.

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If either is, it is the closest Trump will ever get to having a “transition team”.

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:45:08pm

re: #239 CriticalDragon1177

He can’t tell you the difference between “macro” and “micro” evolution, so there’s that.

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Brian J.  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:45:55pm

re: #224 danarchy

Don’t let CNN know or they may exume Harambe and bring him on to do a town hall. Probably be more worthwhile than the Green party townhall they are doing tonight

I wonder if anyone will mention, say, the six states (so far) where Stein will not be on the ballot in November, three or four of which will be competitive.

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wrenchwench  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:46:21pm

re: #239 CriticalDragon1177

Someone needs to stop listening to Kent Hovind and get a science education really badly.

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You’ll never run out of windmills if you keep up that tilting.

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:47:03pm

Drudge again goes with Infowars claiming that Dr. Drew has distance identified a medical ailment suffered by Clinton:

The only thing that’s bizarre is why anyone should take any of these people seriously, and why they haven’t been put on medical holds for mental illnesses?

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danarchy  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:47:25pm

re: #235 Ubiq

Clinton is currently playing a ‘prevent defense’ — i.e. the formation you see in the NFL when one team is up 21 points or more in the fourth quarter. Don’t make mistakes, hold a mirror up to when Trump goes over the line, and trust that the momentum of the election favors you.

I have always hated the prevent defense. Because after playing a whole game of in your face man D and not allowing a single point let’s just change it all up in the fourth quarter. Which invariably leads to the other team scoring, but hey you made them stay in the middle of the field and burn some clock so who cares if they are back in the game.

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KGxvi  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:50:31pm

re: #247 danarchy

I have always hated the prevent defense. Because after playing a whole game of in your face man D and not allowing a single point let’s just change it all up in the fourth quarter. Which invariably leads to the other team scoring, but hey you made them stay in the middle of the field and burn some clock so who cares if they are back in the game.

It always seemed smarter to me to run a ball/clock control offense than to run the prevent defense.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:52:00pm

re: #246 lawhawk

Drew Pinsky is an internist and addiction specialist that has never treated Hillary Clinton. What the hell would he know about any potential health issues that she may or may not have? That’s like Bill Frist diagnosing Terri Schiavo based on heavily edited videos.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:52:01pm
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gwangung  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:52:11pm

re: #247 danarchy

I have always hated the prevent defense. Because after playing a whole game of in your face man D and not allowing a single point let’s just change it all up in the fourth quarter. Which invariably leads to the other team scoring, but hey you made them stay in the middle of the field and burn some clock so who cares if they are back in the game.

I don’t think she’s close to playing prevent defense.

She’s concentrating on efficient playmaking and not taking any over aggressive moves. That means she’s concentrating on building infrastructure, getting out the vote and moving funds to where she can make the most impact. It’s more of a West Coast offense of short passing games and concentrating on efficient matchups.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:52:25pm

re: #248 KGxvi

It always seemed smarter to me to run a ball/clock control offense than to run the prevent defense.

Well, yeah, but that only works when you’re in possession. THEN you do ball control/run out the clock offense, till you have to punt.

And that’s where the analogy breaks down.

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EPR-radar  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:53:33pm

re: #235 Ubiq

Clinton is currently playing a ‘prevent defense’ — i.e. the formation you see in the NFL when one team is up 21 points or more in the fourth quarter. Don’t make mistakes, hold a mirror up to when Trump goes over the line, and trust that the momentum of the election favors you.

That may suffice for the presidential election, although it’s not my first choice, but taking the Senate and making a play for control of the House will require more than that.

It’s time to throw the Republicans the heaviest possible anvil, by tying the down ticket candidates to Trump and making Trump more radioactive than he already is.

Edited to add: I expect that this will pretty much be how the Clinton campaign operates.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:54:25pm
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Brian J.  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:54:31pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Considering Monmouth just gave him his best news in weeks- that Indiana is NOT one of the red states where his support is hemorrhaging- this is awfully ungrateful.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:54:32pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:57:59pm

re: #229 jaunte

After historic swimming gold, Simone Manuel addresses police brutality and racism

she might as well just stand on the podium with a raised clenched fist!

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:57:59pm

That’s the Trump motorcade rolling up to the FOB to get his security briefing in Lower Manhattan (Foley Square).

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 12:59:20pm
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jeffreyw  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:00:10pm

Hillary’s ground game - a cloud of dust and another electoral vote locked in.

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Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:00:11pm
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Jenner7  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:00:42pm

Damn it.

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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:04:15pm

re: #168 Shiplord Kirel

Is Bannon heaven’s gift to the Clinton campaign?

I could see him, for example, going hammer and tongs after Hillary’s age and alleged infirmity, especially now that Breitbart and others have successfully tested the waters with this idea.
The problem is that this has no appeal outside the alt-right demographic, and is likely to alienate an otherwise loyal segment of the much larger GOP base.

Heh—in Bannon’s “District of Corruption” BLOCKBUSTER FROM 2012, Saul Alinksi is the first name in the Stars category.

imdb.com

Bannon has also been involved/directed such famous films as:

Occupy Unmasked (Documentary)
2011 The Undefeated (Documentary) already discussed—his love letter to Sarah Palin)
2010 Battle for America (Documentary)
2010 Fire from the Heartland (Video documentary)

Wonder how much of his time on the campaign trail he’ll spend pimping his latest masterpiece, “Clinton Cash” based on the book by Peter Schweizer, which was pretty much debunked prior to release, and :

The following is how reporters have described Schweizer’s work: “Incorrect,” “inaccurate,” “bogus,” “a fatal shortcoming in Journalism 101,” “the facts didn’t stand up,” “unfair and inaccurate,” “specious argument,” “there was nothing there,” “suspicious,” “the facts don’t fit,” facts “do not check out,” sources “do not exist or cannot be tracked down,” “confusion and contradiction,” “discrepancies,” “admitted a mistake,” “neither journalism nor history,” “a polemic so unchecked … that we can’t tell the fact from the fiction,” sources “have clearly used him,” and “tacitly conced[ed] he was wrong.”

mediamatters.org

Is it November 9 yet?

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:07:42pm

re: #239 CriticalDragon1177

Someone needs to stop listening to Kent Hovind and get a science education really badly.

Than agian he thinks that science is a lie, so maybe it wouldn’t do him much good anyway, after all, its all just one giant conspiracy to destroy his faith. Never mind just how absurd that is.

I want to ask these people why they think God needs to be small enough to fit into their heads.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:08:38pm
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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:08:47pm

re: #177 lawhawk

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Hosting @facebook LIVE at 3pET to discuss @realDonaldTrump’s historic speeches. Submit q’s: bit.ly

Would somebody please post this critique of Trump’s historic speeches:

billy madison - insanely idiotic

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:09:30pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:11:09pm

Didn’t see this posted, so figured I would toss this out there.

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Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:11:45pm

re: #253 EPR-radar

That may suffice for the presidential election, although it’s not my first choice, but taking the Senate and making a play for control of the House will require more than that.

It’s time to throw the Republicans the heaviest possible anvil, by tying the down ticket candidates to Trump and making Trump more radioactive than he already is.

Edited to add: I expect that this will pretty much be how the Clinton campaign operates.

Labor Day is when things normally get started, so I think she’s just waiting out the clock before half time. The problem is, Trump on offense keeps throwing straight to her safety, who runs it up the middle. Trump on defense keeps lining up like he’s on offense.

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CriticalDragon1177  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:14:18pm

re: #264 Belafon

I want to ask these people why they think God needs to be small enough to fit into their heads.

Because if evolution is true, than the literal interpretation of Genesis has to be false, and if that’s false, these people think that Jesus coming to save them so they can spend an eternity in heaven has to be false as well.

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austin_blue  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:16:48pm

re: #262 Jenner7

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Damn it.

Brutal. This is what carpet bombing looks like.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:17:05pm

*facepalm*

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FormerDirtDart  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:17:46pm
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makeitstop  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:18:32pm

re: #258 lawhawk

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That’s the Trump motorcade rolling up to the FOB to get his security briefing in Lower Manhattan (Foley Square).

That’s where all that campaign money went - they spent it all on blinky lights for their vehicles!

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:22:40pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:22:59pm

re: #253 EPR-radar

That may suffice for the presidential election, although it’s not my first choice, but taking the Senate and making a play for control of the House will require more than that.

It’s time to throw the Republicans the heaviest possible anvil, by tying the down ticket candidates to Trump and making Trump more radioactive than he already is.

Edited to add: I expect that this will pretty much be how the Clinton campaign operates.

Trump will take care of making Trump more radioactive for the Clinton campaign.

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William Lewis  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:24:32pm

re: #268 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Didn’t see this posted, so figured I would toss this out there.

NPR is running with this too!

npr.org

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stpaulbear  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:25:21pm

re: #275 jaunte

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That couldn’t look more like an Onion photoshop if it tried.

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:25:35pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:26:37pm

re: #268 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Didn’t see this posted, so figured I would toss this out there.

April: “We’re so supportive of Obamacare and can afford the losses.”

August: “Well, we’ve suddenly decided that the losses are unsustainable and we can’t continue to support Obamacare any more, and this has nothing to do with the DOJ rejecting our attempt at becoming a monopoly.”

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Big Beautiful Door  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:27:17pm

re: #275 jaunte

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How many electoral votes do Eurofascists have?

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:27:54pm

re: #281 Big Beautiful Door

International Strongmen For Trump!

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:28:44pm

I still remember when the wingnuts didn’t give a shit about how Europeans saw America and weren’t looking for their approval.

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Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:30:02pm

re: #257 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

she might as well just stand on the podium with a raised clenched fist!

Delightful swim-blog interview with Simone’s mother (pre-Olympics). Go ahead and read the comments.
swimswam.com

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:31:27pm

re: #267 Kragar

We are some of the most moderate voices on the Internet come read our comment section you corrupt former Sec of State who belongs in prison!!!!!1

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lawhawk  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:32:01pm

re: #280 Targetpractice

April: “We’re so supportive of Obamacare and can afford the losses.”

August: “Well, we’ve suddenly decided that the losses are unsustainable and we can’t continue to support Obamacare any more, and this has nothing to do with the DOJ rejecting our attempt at becoming a monopoly.”

Except for the letter that explicitly states that Aetna was intent on killing their participation in the exchanges even though the company was still making money on them - but wanted to make even more money through their merger with Humana.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:32:37pm

re: #229 jaunte

Let’s go to hero black Milwaukee sheriff and Trump supporter Clarke….

/

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:34:00pm

re: #286 lawhawk

Except for the letter that explicitly states that Aetna was intent on killing their participation in the exchanges even though the company was still making money on them - but wanted to make even more money through their merger with Humana.

But remember, the insurance companies are not greedy bastards who will sell you cut-rate insurance that covers nothing, that’s just a myth that liberals created.

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austin_blue  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:35:20pm

re: #213 Lidane

And suddenly, Ted Cruz’s 2018 re-election just got interesting. This is hilarious:

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The stupid is strong with the Texas GOP. I can’t wait for this parade of failure.

For those interested, the guy on top is US Rep. for the tenth District of Texas, Michael McCaul. He married well (from his Wiki page):

“McCaul is married to Linda Mays McCaul. She is the daughter of Clear Channel Communications chairman Lowry Mays and sister of its CEO Mark Mays. In 2011, Roll Call named McCaul as one of the wealthiest members of the United States Congress, surpassing then U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA). His net worth was estimated at $294 million, which is approximately 300% higher than it was in the previous year ($74 million).[10] In 2004, Roll Call estimated his net worth at just $12 million. His wealth increase was due to large monetary transfers from his wife’s family.[11]The McCauls live in the city of West Lake Hills, Texas which is a wealthy suburb of Austin, Texas with their children, daughters Caroline, Jewell, Avery, and Lauren, and a son, Michael.”

Could he unseat Cruz? Might could. He’d just have to take two giant steps to the right. In other words, he’s not completely nuts, for a Texas politician.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:35:34pm

re: #267 Kragar

There was a time in our nation’s history when a man responsible for a hate site could not run a major party candidate’s campaign.

But we’ve left those days long ago.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:36:22pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:36:30pm

re: #288 Targetpractice

But remember, the insurance companies are not greedy bastards who will sell you cut-rate insurance that covers nothing, that’s just a myth that liberals created.

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This is why I can’t talk health care issues with my in-laws.

Because they had good private health insurance before moving to Medicare, they think that’s how it is for everyone.

No. It’s. Fucking. Not.

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lizardofid  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:39:28pm

re: #262 Jenner7

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Damn it.

I will admit that I was holding my breath till the end of the clip. I feared it would be what is being referred to as a “double tap”, where after the ordinance is dropped, a sufficient amount of time is allowed for help to arrive, as the aircraft circles around to drop another one on them. I can remember being sickened to learn that the “bad guys” were using that MO with car bombs, back in the darkest of days in Iraq.

And now the GOP has a candidate for president, that blabbers about “Not needing the Geneva Convention”.

II think I’ll grab a beer and go wait on the mail.

Later Lizards

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:40:29pm
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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:41:33pm

All those months of screaming “Trump is not a racist!” out the window is less than 24 hours.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:41:37pm

could this bannon character be described as an avowed anti semite?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:43:43pm

re: #295 Targetpractice

All those months of screaming “Trump is not a racist!” out the window is less than 24 hours.

Still not racist only Democrat party is all the racists!!!!

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:44:28pm

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Still not racist only Democrat party is all the racists!!!!

BLM ARE THE REAL RACISTS!!!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:46:01pm

the only thing trump knows about the geneva convention is that they didnt book it at any of his hotels

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wrenchwench  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:47:00pm

re: #298 Targetpractice

BLM ARE THE REAL RACISTS!!!

Bureau of Land Management?

/slow westerner

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:47:03pm

LOUISIANA: God Destroys Tony Perkins’ House

As we are repeatedly instructed, God uses hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and lethal diseases to punish people for sinning. This week the Lord Almighty aimed his Holy Wrath at Louisiana, where among the thousands of people made homeless by flooding is hate group leader Tony Perkins, who reports that he had to escape his destroyed home by canoe.

Perkins is on vacation this month, but today he called into his own radio show to lament the “biblical proportion” disaster that will allegedly force his family to live in a camper for the six months it will take to rebuild his home. Today’s guest host for Perkins’ show is former Family Research Council vice president Ken Klukowski, who now works for Breitbart.

Listen below as they spin this natural disaster as an opportunity for Christians to rejoice that God considers them “worthy of suffering for his sake.” And to “use this as an incredible, encouraging spiritual exercise to take you to the next level in your walk with an almighty and gracious God who does all things well.” Including destroying the fuck out of thousands of houses.

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Timothy Watson  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:48:07pm

re: #301 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LOUISIANA: God Destroys Tony Perkins’ House

Now all he needs is for his wife to be turned into a pillar of salt?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:50:18pm

re: #302 Timothy Watson

Now all he needs is for his wife to be turned into a pillar of salt?

It’s his Lot in life.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:50:34pm

re: #301 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOUISIANA: God Destroys Tony Perkins’ House

I wish ill for no one, but it is indeed infuriating, even for a Christian such as myself, the way some evangelicals spin natural disasters.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:51:07pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:51:18pm

re: #302 Timothy Watson

Now all he needs is for his wife to be turned into a pillar of salt?

is this like a biblical margaritaville, looking for the last pillar of salt?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:52:00pm

re: #305 Kragar

I confused. Dana Mah Gunz doesn’t like Breitbart’s cesspool?

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BeachDem  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:52:04pm

Hunter’s perfect description of Trump’s speech from last night.

The standard alt-right—sorry, but there’s no way that term ought to be used with a straight face, at this point, so let’s just dispense with it now—the standard white nationalist obsessions on the inherent criminality of minority communities comingled with the the last decade’s worth of Republican you-people-are-stupid-for-not-liking-us talking points, all delivered to Trump’s usual audience of lily-white malcontents and Confederate flag wavers.

dailykos.com

(Maybe I like it so much because I’ve been wondering lately what the difference is between alt-right and standard right—I find it a distinction without a difference.)

309
Belafon  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:52:23pm

re: #305 Kragar

I think I’m going to enjoy the conservative media personalities going after each other.

310
Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:53:38pm
311
jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:54:11pm

re: #305 Kragar

“… the campaign CEO that was just installed this morning I do have experience with, and I actually know quite well. And I will say that one of the worst, most hellacious years of my entire life involved this individual. And I have to question whether or not the campaign is sincere about winning a victory against Hillary Clinton by instituting someone like this as the CEO of the campaign.
…snip…
But all I know is one of the worst people on God’s green earth was just instituted as the chairman and CEO of the Trump campaign. And if you are, as I am, not wanting to see Hillary Clinton in the White House, you need to seriously, seriously be concerned about that.”

She never got around to explaining her specific problem with Bannon.

312
jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:55:08pm

Always interesting to see just what the make-or-break issues are for them.

313
Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:55:30pm

re: #305 Kragar

[Embedded content]

The foulness of the dirty laundry that’s about to get a good airing, courtesy of the Trump campaign, would be enough to knock a buzzard off a shitwagon.

314
Single-handed sailor  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:56:25pm

Meanwhile in California, the 24 hour old Blue Cut fire is burning through fire retardent like it isn’t even there.

315
jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:56:59pm

Dana Loesch, media celeb, hates the media’s guts.

316
Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:57:33pm
317
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:57:35pm

re: #314 Single-handed sailor

Meanwhile in California, the 24 hour old Blue Cut fire is burning through fire retardent like it isn’t even there.

[Embedded content]

Just enough rain to replenish the fuel this year, then hot and dry enough to make it into tinder.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:57:54pm

re: #313 Targetpractice

The foulness of the dirty laundry that’s about to get a good airing, courtesy of the Trump campaign, would be enough to knock a buzzard off a shitwagon.

I seriously think the Trump campaign is going to be spending more time taking down “Establishment” (I hate using that term) Republicans than trying to win the Presidential Campaign from this point.

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 1:59:21pm

re: #318 Kragar

I seriously think the Trump campaign is going to be spending more time taking down “Establishment” (I hate using that term) Republicans than trying to win the Presidential Campaign from this point.

That’s how it was described in the George Soros-Bill Clinton letter to all of us back in 2015 when the plan to force Donald Trump on the GOP was formulated.

///

320
Skip Intro  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:00:00pm

re: #314 Single-handed sailor

Now that was a cross burning. All that was missing was a group of Trump supporters in their white hoods.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:00:33pm

re: #318 Kragar

I seriously think the Trump campaign is going to be spending more time taking down “Establishment” (I hate using that term) Republicans than trying to win the Presidential Campaign from this point.

Seems sort of fitting that this coup for the leadership of the party involves putting the members of the old order against the wall.

322
Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:00:36pm
323
Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:01:23pm
324
I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:02:17pm

re: #303 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s his Lot in life.

We have a winner!

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HappyWarrior  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:03:19pm

re: #310 Kragar

[Embedded content]

And this is from a pretty nasty piece of work herself. Bannon is just a terrible hire all around but then again, who realistically wants to attack themselves to the Trump trainwreck at this time.

326
Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:03:42pm
327
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:04:29pm

re: #311 jaunte

She never got around to explaining her specific problem with Bannon.

Probably goes back to her lawsuit against the company back in 2012.

328
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:06:47pm

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

Probably goes back to her lawsuit against the company back in 2012.

I hate when Mommy and Daddy Wingnut fight….

329
The Vicious Babushka  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:07:02pm

SMOTI DEFENDS HIS TITLE TO ONCE AGAIN WIN THE GOLD IN THE OLYMPICS OF STUPID

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dangerman  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:08:10pm

re: #329 The Vicious Babushka

SMOTI DEFENDS HIS TITLE TO ONCE AGAIN WIN THE GOLD IN THE OLYMPICS OF STUPID

[Embedded content]

is he just andy kaufman performance art in print form?

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Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:08:20pm

re: #329 The Vicious Babushka

SMOTI DEFENDS HIS TITLE TO ONCE AGAIN WIN THE GOLD IN THE OLYMPICS OF STUPID

WOW!!!

332
Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:08:22pm

Rats, sinking ships, etc. —

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:10:06pm
334
austin_blue  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:10:15pm

re: #320 Skip Intro

[Embedded content]

Now that was a cross burning. All that was missing was a group of Trump supporters in their white hoods.

Holy shit! That’s a firestorm!

335
jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:10:28pm

Steven Heller on TRUMP (1956-1957): Harvey Kurtzman’s Satire Magazine
printmag.com

And one butthurt commenter appears…

336
Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:10:51pm

re: #332 Lidane

Rats, sinking ships, etc. —

Dude’s still a scumbag.

337
Sir John Barron  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:12:22pm

re: #335 jaunte

And one butthurt commenter appears…

You mad, bro?

338
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:13:38pm
339
Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:14:15pm
340
jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:19:17pm

An apropos parody ad from Trump magazine.
(Will Elder, illustrator)
printmag.com

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:21:16pm

re: #336 Sir John Barron

Dude’s still a scumbag.

Oh, absolutely. No argument there.

342
GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:21:44pm

And Just like that, Soviet spy Paul Manafort is out of the headlines.

343
Stanley Sea  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:21:59pm

Michael Cohen is being such a prick on CNN.

344
makeitstop  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:23:32pm

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Please proceed.

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Kragar  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:24:07pm
346
Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:24:55pm

re: #345 Kragar

[Embedded content]

He’s utterly convinced that he can win this by basically going back to the formula that won him the primaries.

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Shiplord Kirel  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:25:22pm

Sometimes, World Nut Drooly manages to surprise even me with their bug-eyed crazy:

U.S. ALARM: ‘UNPRECEDENTED DEMONIC OUTPOURING’

More than a thousand Christians rallied in Oklahoma City to protest a long-scheduled blasphemous ceremony designed to mock Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Though the “black mass” ritual took place as planned, the protests seemed to have an effect, as few attended the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to witness a ritual entitled “The Consumption of Mary” performed by the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, a group of “devil-worshipers.”

The Catholic group the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property was one of the most prominent groups at the protest, appearing with their signature banners and sashes.

Dakhma of Angra Mainyu leader Adam Daniels appeared to reference the group and other Christian protesters as the explanation of the ritual’s low attendance.

“When you have the whole Roman legion out there, how likely are they [attendees] to come and buy tickets?” he asked.

WND goes on to predict God’s wrath on the US in general for allowing this adolescent farce unspeakable atrocity. Karl Payne, pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church (!) spells out the political angle:

I personally believe God is done with our once-great country,” he told WND. “This is just one more activity, apparently under government sanction, that makes me wonder how much longer God is going to protect it from the chaos and destruction of secularism and anarchism running unfettered.

“The foundations of this country made it a wonder to the rest of the world, but now they are being systematically destroyed. Whether this country is conquered by apathy, anarchism, atheism or Shariah, the same people who see no problem with grown men in little girls’ bathrooms, babies being murdered in the womb, rioters burning and killing without reprisal, and terrorism being promoted as justice, are going to be in shock when the mob violence turns on them after they have served their useful purposes.”

There’s also an ad for Payne’s book, Spiritual Warfare.

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Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:28:06pm

This is amazing:

349
Snarknado!  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:29:23pm

Charles,

What is different about #262 and #326 that makes them invisible (firefox, windows 7), but not #329, #332, #333, #338 or #339? Aren’t they all the same embedded tweets?

Edit: and #348. Does Twitter hate Lidane?

350
Jenner7  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:29:45pm

re: #348 Lidane

Was just going to post this. Oh my was that fun to watch….

351
Shiplord Kirel  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:30:29pm

Just in! Anti-blasphemy demonstrators in OKC!

Oh.
Sorry, wrong picture. I should have known from the reference to the BBC.

352
Snarknado!  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:31:17pm

re: #349 Snarknado!

And #350. Does Twitter also hate Jenner7?

/

353
Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:31:34pm

re: #350 Jenner7

Was just going to post this. Oh my was that fun to watch….

Brianna Keilar: “You’re down in the polls.”

Michael Cohen: “What polls?”

Keilar: “All of them.”

I laughed out loud. Trumpkins are just daring everyone to challenge their delusions now.

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makeitstop  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:31:45pm

re: #348 Lidane

This is amazing:

[Embedded content]

Which asshole was that?

355
GlutenFreeJesus  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:31:50pm

re: #343 Stanley Sea

Michael Cohen is being such a prick on CNN.

*cough*

356
Lidane  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:32:39pm

re: #354 makeitstop

Which asshole was that?

Michael Cohen, professional Trump flunkie.

357
Jenner7  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:32:59pm

re: #352 Snarknado!

lol That was on my end.

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makeitstop  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:33:55pm

re: #356 Lidane

Michael Cohen, professional Trump flunkie.

He needs a good smack in the head.

359
EPR-radar  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:35:26pm

re: #346 Targetpractice

He’s utterly convinced that he can win this by basically going back to the formula that won him the primaries.

A real genius at work here. The plan is apparently for Trump to win the votes of his primary election supporters a second time in the general election by running as if this is the GOP primary.

Please proceed.

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Targetpractice  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:35:47pm

re: #348 Lidane

This is amazing:

[Embedded content]

Par for the course. November is gonna be an extremely messy month as all these little darlings find out that objective reality does not conform to their fantasies.

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jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:36:25pm

The legal argument of “Says Who?”

362
austin_blue  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:36:44pm

re: #348 Lidane

This is amazing:

[Embedded content]

Sorta like this guy:

nbc.com

363
EPR-radar  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:37:59pm

re: #348 Lidane

This is amazing:

[Embedded content]

“Says who?” could be the tag line for Trump’s entire campaign.

364
jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:39:59pm

re: #363 EPR-radar

365
William Lewis  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:40:28pm

Looks like Disqus and it’s inability to run a comment section is causing NPR to pull the plug on comments to their articles as of the 23rd. Not much of a loss since there is such a alt-right infestation caused by the incompetent moderation of Disqus, but once upon a time before they made the DIsqus mistake, they had an acceptable system where we could vote down the right wing scum and their hate.

366
I Would Prefer Not To  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:40:53pm

re: #346 Targetpractice

He’s utterly convinced that he can win this by basically going back to the formula that won him the primaries.

Trump has never stopped running in the primaries. It’s all he knows.

367
Charles Johnson  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:43:08pm
368
Aye Pod  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:46:13pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

He looks really healthy, too:

[Embedded content]

Looks like a bloated Robert Palmer.

“Gonna have to face it you’re addicted to love cheetos.”

369
jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:47:24pm
370
Joe Bacon  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:48:52pm

re: #296 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

could this bannon character be described as an avowed anti semite?

He’s not just an Anti Semite, he’s an “Uncle” Semite as well!

371
Aye Pod  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:49:26pm

Michael Moore says Trump is just joshing:

theguardian.com

Hey Michael, you know who else seemed like a joke until he got power?

372
jaunte  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:51:21pm
373
Timothy Watson  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:52:27pm

NBC hires an unabashed racist and threatens news outlets if they report on it:

NBC’s “The Voice” is straining over a scandal involving Blake Shelton’s alleged racist, homophobic and just-plain-creepy tweets.

After social-media mavens managed to dig up the offending messages — which were posted between 2009 and 2011, before Shelton became a household name — we’re told that publicists for the NBC talent show called at least one major media outlet and threatened to cut off access to the show’s stars, and tapings, if it continued to cover the kerfuffle.

Sure enough, while links to stories about the fan backlash and his family’s reaction can still be found on a certain entertainment news site, by Tuesday they led to blank pages.

pagesix.com

374
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:53:34pm

UPS just delivered my new Minions coffee mugs (3 of them, each one different!).

Can hardly wait until morning coffee time. YAY!

375
makeitstop  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:53:42pm

A longer clip…

Trump’s Lawyer To CNN Host Who Points Out He’s Losing: ‘Says Who?’

I want some of whatever drugs the Trump campaign staff is getting.

Wait, maybe I don’t. The only thing Cohen didn’t do was try to eat the anchor’s face.

376
Aye Pod  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:53:48pm

re: #348 Lidane

Good on her! That was a classic in the making.

377
CuriousLurker  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:56:09pm

re: #351 Shiplord Kirel

Just in! Anti-blasphemy demonstrators in OKC!

[Embedded content]

Oh.
Sorry, wrong picture. I should have known from the reference to the BBC.

Speaking of Muslim extremists in Britain, did y’all hear about Anjem Choudary getting muzzled? Apparently they found a law he broke and used it to convict him of inviting others to support Da’esh. According to Wikipedia sentencing will be in September.

It’s a long article with lots of background info on Choudary, so I’ll just link to it instead of trying excerpt the juiciest bits:

BBC: How Anjem Choudary’s mouth was finally shut

I prolly should’ve paged it, but I’m not in the mood. The weirdest part was seeing a photo of him as a beer-chugging college kid. There are several other pics here.

378
Aye Pod  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:56:52pm

Seriously, Michael Moore - fuck you!

All those years warning (posturing?) about the threats represented by right wing politics in America, only to spend his time fanning the flames of complacency when the chips area really down. Grrrr!

379
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:57:32pm

re: #375 makeitstop

A longer clip…

[Embedded content]

I want some of whatever drugs the Trump campaign staff is getting.

Wait, maybe I don’t. The only thing Cohen didn’t do was try to eat the anchor’s face.

380
CuriousLurker  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:57:47pm

re: #368 Aye Pod

Looks like a bloated Robert Palmer.

“Gonna have to face it you’re addicted to love cheetos.”

Damnit, where were you guys during the Brexit vote?

381
FormerDirtDart  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:57:54pm

Well, Michael Cohen is trending #6 in the US, no sign of #SaysWho yet

382
Blind Frog Belly White  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:57:57pm

re: #375 makeitstop

A longer clip…

[Embedded content]

Video

I want some of whatever drugs the Trump campaign staff is getting.

Wait, maybe I don’t. The only thing Cohen didn’t do was try to eat the anchor’s face.

Oh, Lordy! That’s so fucking great!!!

383
Aye Pod  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:59:17pm

re: #379 Backwoods_Sleuth

Team Trump sure does have a deep bench…of moronic bulletheads.

384
makeitstop  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:59:30pm

re: #378 Aye Pod

Seriously, Michael Moore - fuck you!

All those years warning (posturing?) about the threats represented by right wing politics in America, only to spend his time fanning the flames of complacency when the chips area really down. Grrrr!

And about three weeks ago, he was posting about how Trump is going to win.

Another attention junkie.

385
Aye Pod  Aug 17, 2016 • 2:59:50pm

re: #380 CuriousLurker

Voting Remain!

386
Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2016 • 3:00:18pm

re: #378 Aye Pod

Seriously, Michael Moore - fuck you!

All those years warning (posturing?) about the threats represented by right wing politics in America, only to spend his time fanning the flames chilling the steel-cut oatmeal of complacency when the chips area really down. Grrrr!

Re-metaphorized that for ‘ya.

How’s life in the Trump colonies?

387
Backwoods_Sleuth  Aug 17, 2016 • 3:01:28pm

heh

388
EPR-radar  Aug 17, 2016 • 3:03:16pm

re: #378 Aye Pod

Seriously, Michael Moore - fuck you!

All those years warning (posturing?) about the threats represented by right wing politics in America, only to spend his time fanning the flames of complacency when the chips area really down. Grrrr!

Speaking of warnings about hate groups, the Southern Poverty Law Center needs to step up to the plate soon on the subject of the Republican party (or at least the Trump campaign) being a hate group.

Identifying and listing hate groups is a hollow exercise if the infection of larger organizations by hate ideology is studiously ignored.

This isn’t just a bunch of kooks on the fringe any more.

389
Aye Pod  Aug 17, 2016 • 3:03:41pm

re: #386 Decatur Deb

Re-metaphorized that for ‘ya.

How’s life in the Trump colonies?

You’ve seen that film V for Vendetta right? Like that, but without the alliterative charismatic hero.

390
Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2016 • 3:05:14pm

re: #389 Aye Pod

You’ve seen that film V for Vendetta right? Like that, but without the alliterative charismatic hero.

Wanna stay away from those Catholic goons and their infernal devices.

391
Aye Pod  Aug 17, 2016 • 3:12:17pm

re: #390 Decatur Deb

Remember remember, the 5th of November…;-)

See you later, folks, was nice to see you.

392
Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2016 • 3:17:16pm

re: #391 Aye Pod

Remember remember, the 5th of November…;-)

See you later, folks, was nice to see you.

Get Ice a drink for us.

393
KerFuFFler  Aug 17, 2016 • 3:27:24pm

Don’t know if others have posted this, but I read that Scientific American decided that Trump was such a bad candidate that they would not remain silent. They do not usually comment on politics but they realized this cycle is different.

In a rare move, Scientific American’s editorial board has taken a stand against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “antiscience” views, including his denial of man-made climate change and pledge to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency.

Trump “has repeatedly and resoundingly demonstrated a disregard, if not outright contempt, for science,” wrote the Scientific American editors in an editorial that will be published in the September 1 edition of the magazine. The editorial noted that Scientific American is “not in the business of endorsing political candidates,” but is taking a stand for science this year because the current presidential race “takes antiscience to a previously unexplored terrain.”

394
Decatur Deb  Aug 17, 2016 • 3:31:48pm

re: #393 KerFuFFler

Don’t know if others have posted this, but I read that Scientific American decided that Trump was such a bad candidate that they would not remain silent. They do not usually comment on politics but they realized this cycle is different.

That’ll be a blow to Physicists4Trump.

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Eventual Carrion  Aug 17, 2016 • 11:30:37pm

re: #268 klys (maker of Silmarils)

[Embedded content]

Didn’t see this posted, so figured I would toss this out there.

Then ‘bye bye’. Get your premium payers elsewhere.

396
meteor  Aug 18, 2016 • 5:29:13am

re: #140 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

What crack is she smoking?

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zephirus  Aug 18, 2016 • 6:55:25pm

re: #42 Velvet Elvis

Next up: Trump News Network run by Ailes featuring Breitbart writers in prime time. Milo get his own show. James O’Keefe gets his own show.

Yep. It’s now looking increasing like a publicity stunt to build the audience for a Trump News Network. Trump has no ideology - he needs to feed his ego and wants to make money. He can do this by using the alt-right as his useful idiots. I’m not sure he was fully aware at the beginning how much power he had to do this. He gets it now, and it’s clear that with Ailes and Breitbart, this is where he’s going. Fucker.

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zephirus  Aug 18, 2016 • 7:14:11pm

re: #90 BigPapa

Charlie Sykes said the great Pivot Shakeup is actually the campaign in hospice care, now surrounded by loved ones in it’s final hours. Heh.

82 days, I’m out of popcorn already. Might have to hit the hard stuff - chocolate.

I’m tired of popcorn. Hitting’ the Cheetos now big time.


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Sparks - ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us’ (Live at WFUV) wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Sparks (allsparks.com) performs "This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us" live in Studio A. Recorded 10.12.17. Host: Darren DeVivoAudio: Jim O'HaraCameras: Dan Tuozzoli, Kristal Ho, Monica Fafaul, Alexandra Brennan and Liz CarrEditor: ...
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