Former DOJ Spokesman Slams FBI Director for “Flagrantly Violating DOJ Rules”

Calls this disclosure Comey’s “worst abuse yet”
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Matthew A. Miller served as director of the Department of Justice’s office of public affairs under Eric Holder, and today he harshly criticized FBI director James Comey for releasing his statement about Hillary Clinton’s email case.

Miller says Comey has “flagrantly violated” Justice Department rules before, when he held a press conference to announce he wasn’t recommending charges against Clinton, but said today’s statement, released to House Republicans, was “the worst abuse yet.”

According to Miller, the Justice Department deliberately avoids publicly discussing investigations most of the time, but especially this close to an election.

FBI director Comey has some ‘splaining to do.

Here’s Miller’s Twitter timeline; the tweets slamming Comey are still near the top.

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418 comments

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piratedan  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:46:24pm

well… once Ms. Clinton gets elected… I wouldn’t have an issue with having our attorney general asking Mr. Comey to resign. He’s managed to take the rule of apolitical appointees in LEO and turn it into a political position, which is absolutely the LAST thing it needs to be.

Perhaps he can go on Faux and Trump in a while and tell them how he managed to circumvent years of apolitical law enforcement and turn it into a personal vendetta for fun and profit and turning the last vestiges of bipartisanship into a flaming pile of poo on the doorstep of democracy.

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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:46:53pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:48:34pm

Comey is a Republican that was appointed as FBI director in 2013 by President Obama.

As anyone with even the faintest grasp of US politics could have predicted, Comey has used his position for partisan advantage at least twice now. The only apparent restraint on his behavior has been not wanting to look like an idiot for recommending prosecution of a hopelessly lost case.

Let this be a lesson to Democrats. Republicans are not to be trusted.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:48:35pm
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Skip Intro  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:48:39pm

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darthstar  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:48:58pm

re: #2 teleskiguy

Fuck it man, it’s Iowa. That state only counts in February every four years.

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:49:03pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:49:27pm

Keep on keeping on.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:50:07pm

re: #1 piratedan

well… once Ms. Clinton gets elected… I wouldn’t have an issue with having our attorney general asking Mr. Comey to resign. He’s managed to take the rule of apolitical appointees in LEO and turn it into a political position, which is absolutely the LAST thing it needs to be.

Perhaps he can go on Faux and Trump in a while and tell them how he managed to circumvent years of apolitical law enforcement and turn it into a personal vendetta for fun and profit and turning the last vestiges of bipartisanship into a flaming pile of poo on the dorrstep of democracy.

One thing I read earlier was POTUS found out via the media.

That is 0 respect.

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gocart mozart  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:50:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:53:13pm

re: #8 Stanley Sea

Keep on keeping on.

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:54:04pm

Out for a walk… on the way to the store… I come across two guys talking, one younger, one older. I overheard the older guy talking… and he was going on about being paid for speeches and “one knows” that the people paying expect something in return.

As I’ve noted before, the anti-Clinton feelings in the electorate are baked-in. There is no changing them. Any single topic can be turned into a reason to declare Hillary a criminal.

This is what we’re in for the next 4 years.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:55:11pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:55:17pm

re: #12 freetoken

Out for a walk… on the way to the store… I come across two guys talking, one younger, one older. I overheard the older guy talking… and he was going on about being paid for speeches and “one knows” that the people paying expect something in return.

As I’ve noted before, the anti-Clinton feelings in the electorate are baked-in. There is no changing them. Any single topic can be turned into a reason to declare Hillary a criminal.

This is what we’re in for the next 4 years.

To be honest, we were in for that with Obama too. I was more naive about that but I know that with whoever the Democratic President is, there’s going to be a rage machine against them by the right. It would have happened if Bernie was the Dem nominee or Chaffee or O’Malley or Webb oto.

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:56:26pm

I found myself pondering just a short while ago if this is a form of “job security” for Comey. There’s been articles recently about the difficulties that the Clinton Transition Team are having because it’s been decades since an incoming administration replaced one from the same party. Been decades since a Democrat replaced a Democrat in the White House, meaning the usual tradition of everybody in office tendering their resignations now is replaced by picking from the slate of party stalwarts.

The reason I say this is “job security” is because Comey has probably been reasoning that (in light of his performance back in June) odds are that if Hillary wanted to keep him, that would be reason for the GOP to want him gone. So with this 11th hour play to put his thumb on the scale again, he might be trying to win back some support from the home team. “See fellas, I’ll be your tool in the FBI, be the guy who will totally investigate her whenever you ask, just please don’t let her fire me!”

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Mattand  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:57:48pm

re: #3 EPR-radar

Comey is a Republican that was appointed as FBI director in 2013 by President Obama.

As anyone with even the faintest grasp of US politics could have predicted, Comey has used his position for partisan advantage at least twice now. The only apparent restraint on his behavior has been not wanting to look like an idiot for recommending prosecution of a hopelessly lost case.

Let this be a lesson to Democrats. Republicans are not to be trusted.

I was just about to ask whether Comey was being leaned on by Issa or one of the other freaks in Congress, or whether he was going full metal J. Edgar Hoover and interfering with the workings of government.

I will never vote Republican again as long as I live. Fucking pack of treacherous vipers.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:58:25pm

re: #14 HappyWarrior

To be honest, we were in for that with Obama too. I was more naive about that but I know that with whoever the Democratic President is, there’s going to be a rage machine against them by the right. It would have happened if Bernie was the Dem nominee or Chaffee or O’Malley or Webb oto.

A repost, but as on point as ever:

The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretense was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge-hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp. — 1984

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piratedan  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:58:44pm

re: #15 Targetpractice

proving your rank incompetence is a damn silly way to show that you deserve to stay in the job. If I was POTUS, the week after the election, his ass would be canned. Fuck the imagery, its about time to quit worrying about their tender fucking fee-fees. The JOB deserves serious people, not political fucksticks.

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:59:47pm

re: #18 piratedan

proving your rank incompetence is a damn silly way to show that you deserve to stay in the job. If I was POTUS, the week after the election, his ass would be canned. Fuck the imagery, its about time to quit worrying about their tender fucking fee-fees. The JOB deserves serious people, not political fucksticks.

It does, but the GOP can be long-thinkers at times and they’re already gearing up for years of new Clinton “scandals” and subsequent investigations. Firing the guy who “got too close” is no doubt something they’re already weaving into their 2018 campaign ads.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 4:59:54pm

re: #17 EPR-radar

Wise man that Orwell fella.

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gocart mozart  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:00:16pm
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piratedan  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:02:55pm

re: #19 Targetpractice

to me, it simply doesn’t matter. They’re going to simply make up shit out of whole cloth no matter what is decided. I’d rather have someone in the position who will do the job. It’s pretty fucking obvious that Mr. Comey can’t. I have a hard time believing he would faithfully serve the government if Hillary Clinton is in charge. If they leave him in place, it just gives them a chance to do more damage more egregiously and further erode any faith of the institution itself.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:03:12pm

re: #19 Targetpractice

It does, but the GOP can be long-thinkers at times and they’re already gearing up for years of new Clinton “scandals” and subsequent investigations. Firing the guy who “got too close” is no doubt something they’re already weaving into their 2018 campaign ads.

Which is why it was abysmally stupid for Obama to nominate Comey in the first place. Rat-fuckers is what Republicans are. Rat-fucking is the only thing they do. President Obama in 2013 had to be the single person on earth most acutely aware of this fact. And he went ahead and nominated a goddamn Republican for FBI director.

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:03:13pm

re: #21 gocart mozart

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Comey’s probably now going to try to slow-walk the whole thing. Rush to the cameras with “new evidence,” then when pressed to present go “Well, we don’t talk about investigations…” and assure us he’ll get the emails to us…sometime next year. FBI’s gotta have sufficient time to go over them with a fine-toothed comb, dontchaknow.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:03:33pm

My guess is they found Huma’s emails on Dick Head’s computer.

THAT was enough for them to want to investigate. Everything Huma did is now suspect.

Such bullshit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:03:39pm

I do wish Obama appointed a Dem to the FBI spot. You think a Republican would do that for the FBI? Don’t think so. I mean there’s a time for bipartisanship but I sometimes think the Republicans get way too more bones than they deserve on it.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:04:22pm

re: #26 HappyWarrior

I do wish Obama appointed a Dem to the FBI spot. You think a Republican would do that for the FBI? Don’t think so. I mean there’s a time for bipartisanship but I sometimes think the Republicans get way too more bones than they deserve on it.

There is actually no time for bipartisanship with this Republican party.

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:05:23pm

re: #22 piratedan

to me, it simply doesn’t matter. They’re going to simply make up shit out of whole cloth no matter what is decided. I’d rather have someone in the position who will do the job. It’s pretty fucking obvious that Mr. Comey can’t. I have a hard time believing he would faithfully serve the government if Hillary Clinton is in charge. If they leave him in place, it just gives them a chance to do more damage more egregiously and further erode any faith of the institution itself.

It’s why I said that he thinks this is “job security,” because he figures that he’s now got her hemmed in. If she keeps him then he gets to continue being a hatchet-man for his party, and if she boots him then his party claims that his replacement is a “puppet” and he becomes a “hero” to the party with a guaranteed job somewhere in the private sector and a book deal to tell the “truth” about Hillary.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:05:24pm

re: #27 EPR-radar

There is actually no time for bipartisanship with this Republican party.

I don’t disagree with that either especially knowing what McConnell said and what Ryan and the other House GOP bigwigs were doing in the early months of Obama’s presidency.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:06:39pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:07:07pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:07:27pm

re: #30 goddamnedfrank

Genius!

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:08:35pm
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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:09:56pm

Strike one, Game Three of the World Series is under way at Wrigley Field.

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Mattand  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:10:04pm

re: #3 EPR-radar

Comey is a Republican that was appointed as FBI director in 2013 by President Obama.

Let this be a lesson to Democrats. Republicans are not to be trusted.

Part of me is irritated with Obama, too. I know he’s not to blame, but by 2013, it was clear that every asshole Repblican in this country was out to fuck over Obama. Why keep appointing theses snakes in positions where they can keep hurting the country?

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Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:11:07pm

Go Tribe!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:11:17pm

re: #36 Mattand

Part of me is irritated with Obama, too. I know he’s not to blame, but by 2013, it was clear that every asshole Repblican in this country was out to fuck over Obama. Why keep appointing theses snakes in positions where they can keep hurting the country?

Yeah I mean in ‘09, I could get it but by ‘13……. I don’t get it.

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whitebeach  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:11:44pm

Wait a freakin minute. Haven’t all of us, by which I mean every living American who hasn’t been in a deep coma for forty years, seen cops, DAs, JAG, and every other form of official stating flatly for the cameras that he or she “can’t comment on an ongoing investigation”? And yet here is this asshole pushing a letter in front of the leakingest Republican creeps in Congress doing exactly that?

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:11:58pm

re: #36 Mattand

Part of me is irritated with Obama, too. I know he’s not to blame, but by 2013, it was clear that every asshole Repblican in this country was out to fuck over Obama. Why keep appointing theses snakes in positions where they can keep hurting the country?

Obama is to blame for the stupidity of appointing a Republican FBI director. Only Comey’s specific crimes aren’t Obama’s fault.

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:12:27pm

Oh, and that elderly white wingnut I noted a couple weeks ago giving her swan song on another board, swearing she wouldn’t be back if Hillary wins? Yeah, she was back today with a joygasm over “FBI reopens criminal case.” Two posts, then immediately went silent again. Now that this “scandal” has fizzled again, I don’t imagine she’ll be back…until Nov 8th.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:13:45pm

re: #40 EPR-radar

Obama is to blame for the stupidity of appointing a Republican FBI director. Only Comey’s specific crimes aren’t Obama’s fault.

Please.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:14:45pm

re: #39 whitebeach

Wait a freakin minute. Haven’t all of us, by which I mean every living American who hasn’t been in a deep coma for forty years, seen cops, DAs, JAG, and every other form of official stating flatly for the cameras that he or she “can’t comment on an ongoing investigation”? And yet here is this asshole pushing a letter in front of the leakingest Republican creeps in Congress doing exactly that?

This is what competent GOP ratfucking looks like. The Trump campaign doesn’t know how to do this, so the pattern is not as familiar as usual.

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:14:48pm

re: #39 whitebeach

Wait a freakin minute. Haven’t all of us, by which I mean every living American who hasn’t been in a deep coma for forty years, seen cops, DAs, JAG, and every other form of official stating flatly for the cameras that he or she “can’t comment on an ongoing investigation”? And yet here is this asshole pushing a letter in front of the leakingest Republican creeps in Congress doing exactly that?

He probably thought he was going to pull a crafty one by sending the letter, figuring the House GOP wouldn’t be so dumb as to make the letter public. So that when the press came to him and the FBI looking for answers, he could do the whole “We don’t comment on ongoing investigations” and then smirk as they went wild with speculation.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:16:01pm

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:16:24pm

re: #36 Mattand

I’ve been rather disappointed in the leadership of the Democratic party, and that includes Pres. Obama, for some time now.

We are in an ideological conflict, but they shy away from the batte.

And I doubt the Sun-Tzu-thing (deny the battle) is ever going to work here. Because we humans are social creatures and are affected by people around us. If our society says, and I mean literally “says” as in “speak”, something over and over we will pick that up as truth.

I do believe we’re in an ideological war. A war over ideas (to rephrase.) Being silent is not an option. That is why I post here, post comments on various misc. news sites, write comments at Facebook, and retweet tweets here.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:17:25pm

Bingo!

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:18:18pm
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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:18:52pm

My circle of influence is very small.

Drumpfskind’s circle of influence is very large.

So I know that I can’t change much. At best we can work together to be the counter-chorus to the hate machine, that knows it can profit by appealing to the baser elements of humans.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:19:05pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:19:27pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

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Yeah I just saw that. Wow shit’s getting real.

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:19:33pm

re: #48 Stanley Sea

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It’s amazing how quickly this bombshell was revealed as a dud. Usually the media gets at least a day out of them, but instead tomorrow’s headline is going to be who won tonight’s game in the World Series and this story probably won’t even be above the fold.

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Mattand  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:20:03pm

re: #42 Stanley Sea

Please.

Sorry, he’s right. Like Happy Warrior said, the “reaching across the aisle” horseshit by 2013 is the equivalent of Wile E. Coyote ordering yet another defective Acme Catalog item.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:20:14pm

re: #48 Stanley Sea

Who is Pete Williams and why hasn’t Alex Jones accused him of being a black opster yet?

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Nyet  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:20:41pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

The story is no longer the emails, but everything around them, including Comey. Suboptimal, but I’ll take it. Plus it exposes the shenanigans.

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Nyet  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:20:59pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:21:00pm

Ya’ll think that Huma didn’t tell Hilz etc. that a computer seized by the FBI from her husband had her personal email on it? I would expect the Clinton campaign was following Mr. Dick Head’s legal struggles very closely.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:21:42pm

re: #46 freetoken

I’ve been rather disappointed in the leadership of the Democratic party, and that includes Pres. Obama, for some time now.

We are in an ideological conflict, but they shy away from the batte.

And I doubt the Sun-Tzu-thing (deny the battle) is ever going to work here. Because we humans are social creatures and are affected by people around us. If our society says, and I mean literally “says” as in “speak”, something over and over we will pick that up as truth.

I do believe we’re in an ideological war. A war over ideas (to rephrase.) Being silent is not an option. That is why I post here, post comments on various misc. news sites, write comments at Facebook, and retweet tweets here.

“Cold civil war” is a term I like to use for this conflict. IMO it is very real and is ignored by too many Democrats. Many Republicans have no interest in democratic self-rule or the ideals, traditions and structures of US government, and will happily destroy anything they see as an impediment to their seizure of power.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:21:43pm
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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:22:33pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:22:46pm

re: #53 Mattand

Sorry, he’s right. Like Happy Warrior said, the “reaching across the aisle” horseshit by 2013 is the equivalent of Wile E. Coyote ordering yet another defective Acme Catalog item.

Ya’ll are panicking though, and throwing POTUS under the bus in the midst.

I’ll bring it back

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:23:06pm

re: #52 Targetpractice

It’s amazing how quickly this bombshell was revealed as a dud. Usually the media gets at least a day out of them, but instead tomorrow’s headline is going to be who won tonight’s game in the World Series and this story probably won’t even be above the fold.

I think you’re wrong. Never bet against the craven self interest of a mainstream media hoping to resurrect an electoral horserace.

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:23:07pm

I figure after this performance that Comey will not resign, but instead will force Hillary to ask for his resignation. That way he can say he didn’t quit, she forced him out as “payback.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:23:11pm

re: #60 De Kolta Chair

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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:23:44pm

re: #61 Stanley Sea

Ya’ll are panicking though, and throwing POTUS under the bus in the midst.

I’ll bring it back

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I think he made a mistake by appointing Comey. That’s all.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:24:25pm

re: #61 Stanley Sea

Ya’ll are panicking though, and throwing POTUS under the bus in the midst.

I’ll bring it back

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I like President Obama. A lot. However, the stubborn fact remains that his nomination of Comey in 2013 was idiotic. I’m not going to pretend this isn’t true.

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Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:24:44pm

Our media has committed malpractice this election. Just horrible coverage.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:25:35pm

re: #65 HappyWarrior

I think he made a mistake by appointing Comey. That’s all.

I’m sure POTUS has a few words for Comey now.

But I think we are overreacting on the don’t nominate the ENEMY conver.

Comey was covering his arse. It’s all ugly.

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Nyet  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:26:07pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:26:11pm

re: #62 goddamnedfrank

I think you’re wrong. Never bet against the craven self interest of a mainstream media hoping to resurrect an electoral horserace.

Oh, I figure they’re going to spend ink on it, but IIRC most of the major “papers of record” don’t print during the weekends, their Friday edition is supposed to hold up til Monday. So by then, we’ll have had two games of the World Series and whatever pops up politically between now and then. So if the story continues on the present trajectory of becoming about Comey, the stories on Monday will be “New developments” or some such hollow BS.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:26:18pm

re: #69 Stanley Sea

I’m sure POTUS has a few words for Comey now.

But I think we are overreacting on the don’t nominate the ENEMY conver.

Comey was covering his arse. It’s all ugly.

I agree with that.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:26:38pm

Totally OT, but Mary Jo Pehl of Rifftrax and MST3K fame recently unleashed who knows what upon the world

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Varek Raith  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:26:39pm
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whitebeach  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:27:28pm

re: #52 Targetpractice

It’s amazing how quickly this bombshell was revealed as a dud. Usually the media gets at least a day out of them, but instead tomorrow’s headline is going to be who won tonight’s game in the World Series and this story probably won’t even be above the fold.

I dunno. I only watched NBC Nightly national and local and the whole thing was “bombshell, Trump right back in horserace” etc. These highly paid flacks probably think of themselves as professional journalists, but there is more professional integrity in a gaggle of hookers waiting on a streetcorner.

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OhNoZombies!  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:27:35pm

I sometimes wonder if President Obama puts too much faith in the good will of people. To him, it’s politics, or a game, and at some point there will be a consensus, but to them, it’s identity, and they think they have too much to lose.

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stpaulbear  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:27:36pm

re: #47 De Kolta Chair

Bingo!

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I called the Minneapolis mayor’s office today and let rip about how Minneapolis shouldn’t be providing cops for that Standing Rock bullshit. I seemed to have hit a nerve with the first person I talked to. I don’t think she knew that Mpls cops were involved and she became really interested and concerned and sad and passed me on to one of the mayor’s aides. Of course, the transfer went straight to voicemail.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:27:40pm

re: #70 Nyet

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mmmmm

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:27:54pm

re: #69 Stanley Sea

I’m sure POTUS has a few words for Comey now.

But I think we are overreacting on the don’t nominate the ENEMY conver.

Comey was covering his arse. It’s all ugly.

Pretend that you are President Obama in 2013. What rational reason is there to nominate a Republican as FBI director? The Republicans are the enemy. It really is just that simple, in that context.

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Nyet  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:29:18pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:29:57pm

re: #79 EPR-radar

Pretend that you are President Obama in 2013. What rational reason is there to nominate a Republican as FBI director? The Republicans are the enemy. It really is just that simple, in that context.

Our government will cease to function (as it already has) under this enemy scenario.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:30:16pm

re: #76 OhNoZombies!

I sometimes wonder if President Obama puts too much faith in the good will of people. To him, it’s politics, or a game, and at some point there will be a consensus, but to them, it’s identity, and they think they have too much to lose.

I can believe this of Obama in 2009. Not of Obama in 2013. The man is not stupid.

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Nyet  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:31:15pm

re: #82 EPR-radar

Behind the scenes quid pro quo?

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:31:17pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:31:22pm

re: #80 Nyet

I love black licorice. Black jellybeans are the best.

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Schroedinger's Dog  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:31:24pm

re: #79 EPR-radar

Pretend that you are President Obama in 2013. What rational reason is there to nominate a Republican as FBI director? The Republicans are the enemy. It really is just that simple, in that context.

Obama came into office as the only adult in the room. The Republicans were determined to prove him right, and did.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:32:16pm

re: #81 Stanley Sea

Our government will cease to function (as it already has) under this enemy scenario.

That’s entirely on the Republicans. They need to clean up their act. Comey’s ongoing malfeasance in office is a powerful argument to this effect.

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allegro  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:32:31pm

re: #63 Targetpractice

I figure after this performance that Comey will not resign, but instead will force Hillary to ask for his resignation. That way he can say he didn’t quit, she forced him out as “payback.”

I figure Obama appointed him, he should take care of this. Suspect he will and in fine fashion.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:32:46pm

Double play 6-4-3, Cleveland retired in the second.

Bottom of the Second, Chicago up. 0-0

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:34:01pm

re: #83 Nyet

Behind the scenes quid pro quo?

Implausible. What could Republicans realistically offer Obama that he would want or need from them?

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:34:05pm

re: #81 Stanley Sea

We’re now one year into a missing seat on the USSC. That also means the appellate courts normally administered by that justice are a burden to the others.

We’ve already seen Cruz comment on the USSC and his thoughts. And also McCain, though he tried to walk his back.

There’s also been no real budget re-working since 2010. Congress tends to do continuing resolutions. Which means the funding priorities are now 6 years without being reshaped.

There are numerous political appointee slots empty, and they’ve been empty for some time.

Because we are such a materially rich countries, being sloppy like this won’t be obvious immediately.

But bad governance will catch up to us, perhaps in some nastily unintended ways.

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Nyet  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:34:33pm

re: #90 EPR-radar

Implausible. What could Republicans realistically offer Obama that he would want or need from them?

How would I know? It was behind the scenes. //

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:35:30pm

re: #87 EPR-radar

That’s entirely on the Republicans. They need to clean up their act. Comey’s ongoing malfeasance in office is a powerful argument to this effect.

It’s on them, but WE are affected.

Can’t sit by and blame our own house on fire on someone else.

This will work out. It will not bring us Trump.

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Archangelus  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:37:27pm

Well, mailed my overseas ballot today (post office was closed most of the week due to holiday and couldn’t send it yesterday). Felt good, but would have been better had i not read a local article upon returning home, before this whole email stupidity, on how the Trump/GOP campaign has made such a significant effort this year to reach out to the Israeli-American voters out of the hopes that it’ll be helpful in swing states (primarily Florida).

I SERIOUSLY can’t wait anymore for this insanity to come to an end in two weeks time…

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:38:02pm

I leave next Thurs for my mini vacay in the mountains and I CAN’T FUCKING WAIT.

I wake every morn saying this election will go up and down. Today was down. Don’t give up.

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OhNoZombies!  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:38:23pm

re: #82 EPR-radar

I can believe this of Obama in 2009. Not of Obama in 2013. The man is not stupid.

Yes, but the Repubs are there, and they were elected, so he had to work with them. Plus, as the President, you can’t judge all R’s just because
most of them are dicks.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:38:43pm

re: #93 Stanley Sea

It’s on them, but WE are affected.

Can’t sit by and blame our own house on fire on someone else.

This will work out. It will not bring us Trump.

I haven’t said anything about the consequences of this for the election, because I have no freaking clue. I was concentrating on the simpler idea that there’s no reason for Democratic presidents to be nominating Republicans.

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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:39:10pm

re: #85 Stanley Sea

Yeah, I don’t know about black licorice and ammonium chloride.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:39:55pm

re: #97 EPR-radar

I haven’t said anything about the consequences of this for the election, because I have no freaking clue. I was concentrating on the simpler idea that there’s no reason for Democratic presidents to be nominating Republicans.

I gotcha. Just trying to talk you & others down off the ledge.

Forgive me if I’m exaggerating.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:40:28pm

re: #80 Nyet

Now I want to see a video of Finns eating the stuff. ;-)

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b_sharp  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:40:34pm

Has anyone in the media asked why Comey leaked the letter to the Republicans instead of to the people affected?

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Varek Raith  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:40:57pm

Huh, I got some emails from the Clinton campaign.
Imma gonna report them to the FBI.
;)

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:41:25pm

Today’s lesson in Facebook-is-evil:

Facebook advertisers can exclude racial groups in housing ads

Facebook advertisers can exclude specific racial and ethnic groups when placing housing ads in potential violation of federal anti-discrimination housing laws, according to a Pro Publica report.

Using a designation called “Ethnic Affinities,” Facebook lets advertisers target and exclude certain groups of Facebook users when placing ads for a new apartment or a house for sale. Pro Publica says it placed an ad for a housing-related event that excluded African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics.

[…]

See:

Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:41:28pm

re: #101 b_sharp

Has anyone in the media asked why Comey leaked the letter to the Republicans instead of to the people affected?

What, and commit an act of journalism? And if they did, Comey would just dodge or say “I can’t comment on an ongoing investigation,” which he should have done in the first place.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:41:58pm
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Varek Raith  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:42:40pm

Also, people need to chillax.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:43:02pm

re: #102 Varek Raith

Huh, I got some emails from the Clinton campaign.
Imma gonna report them to the FBI.
;)

THEY SEND ME STUFF IN THE MAIL WHICH IS A VIOLATION OF THE U.S. POSTAL CODE! SO GOING DOWN IN FLAMES!!11!!!

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:43:55pm

re: #107 De Kolta Chair

THEY SEND ME STUFF IN THE MAIL WHICH IS A VIOLATION OF THE U.S. POSTAL CODE!!!1!!!!

Report them to Jason Chaffetz.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:44:00pm

Trust that the Dems are raising hell right now.

Comey is going to have to make a statement.

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:44:07pm

Fucking Trumpers are fucking morons

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:44:57pm

re: #69 Stanley Sea

I’m sure POTUS has a few words for Comey now.

But I think we are overreacting on the don’t nominate the ENEMY conver.

Comey was covering his arse. It’s all ugly.

I’m actually not sure Obama had much choice, Comey might have been the only nominee who could’ve gotten through the 2013 GOP controlled congress. So I don’t blame him for that, but I do think he should burn the man’s ass to a cinder after the election is over.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:45:19pm

This tweet brought back memories of my newspapering days

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:45:46pm

Speaking of “the media”, which as I noted earlier today is not a very well defined thing, there are of course no end of websites which are nothing but propaganda machines, but try to fool people with their jazzy sounding titles.

But then we have another problem - those websites which are legitimate and started with good intent, but which are drifting in tabloidism.

I’ve noticed this with the old standby phys.org . Once a collector of science news, and then over-run by press releases, now is more and more into click-baity headlines.

Sad.

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:46:16pm
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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:47:04pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:47:57pm
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Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:48:00pm

Silver lining: This came out early afternoon and by evening news, it’s reported more accurately.

My Brother had no idea what was going on. I figure most don’t know or don’t care.

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OhNoZombies!  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:48:54pm

re: #111 goddamnedfrank

I’m actually not sure Obama had much choice, Comey might have been the only nominee who could’ve gotten through the 2013 GOP controlled congress. So I don’t blame him for that, but I do think he should burn the man’s ass to a cinder after the election is over.

Absolutely. You can’t just leave that position empty.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:49:16pm

Ammon Bundy doesn’t respect our National Anthem. Or our nation.

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Mattand  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:49:24pm

re: #61 Stanley Sea

Ya’ll are panicking though, and throwing POTUS under the bus in the midst.

I’ll bring it back

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I did chuckle at the cartoon, but I’m missing the part that being critical of Obama means I’m a spineless Democrat.

Still voting for Clinton. Still losing friends who keep supporting Klan 2.0, aka the Republican party. Obama fucked up on this one. He reached out in 2013 to yet another GOP prick who is now trying to fuck him over, this time by proxy.

I’m failing to see why pointing this out makes me a traitor to the cause.

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:50:41pm

re: #118 OhNoZombies!

Absolutely. You can’t just leave that position empty.

An acting director could be appointed. I don’t know what the law says, but I believe it is for a short period.

I think it would have actually been a good fight to pick and a hill upon which to die, to out the Senate Republicans for their war on Americans.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:50:46pm

“Fans won’t strike out with Gold Coast Bank.” (Who writes the advertising copy for WSCR?)

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:52:46pm

re: #116 teleskiguy

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There is a striking kinship between Ammon Bundy’s movement and a movement I “led” this morning…

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:54:00pm
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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:54:29pm

Going to the bottom of the third: Chi 0 - 0 Cle after a strike out by the Cleveland second baseman.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:55:30pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 5:57:45pm

re: #124 Kragar

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Trump: “WHO SAID YOU COULD RELEASE THAT?! I”M GOING TO SUE YOUR ASS INTO POVERTY!”

Hillary: “Get it out there now, so everybody can see it and we can move on.”

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Charles Johnson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:01:08pm

Why do so many of the most hateful and abusive right wingers on Twitter have bios boasting about their Christian beliefs? I know I’ve said this many times, but it just amazes me how incredibly often this is the case.

I don’t consider myself a Christian any more, but I was raised Catholic and the way these people behave is exactly opposite to how I understood Christianity. There’s something seriously broken in America’s religious right.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:01:58pm
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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:02:07pm

Three up, three down, going to the top of the fourth.

Extremely strong wind at Wrigley blowing from home plate to centre field. If anyone gets a good hit it will be a home run.

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OhNoZombies!  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:02:19pm

re: #121 freetoken

An acting director could be appointed. I don’t know what the law says, but I believe it is for a short period.

I think it would have actually been a good fight to pick and a hill upon which to die, to out the Senate Republicans for their war on Americans.

I don’t know…weren’t the Repubs gearing up for a shut-down at that time?
And were there any Dems left to back him up? If I recall correctly, we were in full on crazy mode in 2013.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:04:03pm

Pardon the cliché, but you can feel the electricity in the air

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:04:19pm

re: #120 Mattand

I did chuckle at the cartoon, but I’m missing the part that being critical of Obama means I’m a spineless Democrat.

Still voting for Clinton. Still losing friends who keep supporting Klan 2.0, aka the Republican party. Obama fucked up on this one. He reached out in 2013 to yet another GOP prick who is now trying to fuck him over, this time by proxy.

I’m failing to see why pointing this out makes me a traitor to the cause.

Not at all. We just need to gird our backbones. Nothing more.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:05:03pm

re: #128 Charles Johnson

Why do so many of the most hateful and abusive right wingers on Twitter have bios boasting about their Christian beliefs? I know I’ve said this many times, but it just amazes me how incredibly often this is the case.

I don’t consider myself a Christian any more, but I was raised Catholic and the way these people behave is exactly opposite to how I understood Christianity. There’s something seriously broken in America’s religious right.

Matthew 5:39

But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him smite him on the other also.

- Republican Authorised Edition

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:05:42pm

re: #54 De Kolta Chair

Pete Wilson is pretty good here. Jake Tapper, from what I have seen, isn’t quite taking the bait either.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:07:45pm

re: #132 De Kolta Chair

Love Scott Simon. Glad for him.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:08:56pm

drip drip drip

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whitebeach  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:09:24pm

re: #132 De Kolta Chair

Pardon the cliché, but you can feel the electricity in the air

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The only thing better, by which I mean a hundred times better, would have been to play it in daylight.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:10:09pm

;-[)

Go Red Sox!

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Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:10:11pm
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Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:10:25pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:10:57pm

re: #137 Stanley Sea

drip drip drip

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That’s what I figured might be the case, he tried to get out ahead of a potential leak, though I figured it was because he wanted some measure of the glory.

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Frankie Five Angels  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:11:24pm

DICKILEAKS.

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Frankie Five Angels  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:11:54pm

STROKING GUN.

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Frankie Five Angels  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:12:28pm

Oh my fucking god, the NY Post is just the worst.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:12:29pm

re: #137 Stanley Sea

If that is the case, the FBI is about to have the worst week of its existence.

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bratwurst  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:12:47pm

Fuck, this guy in a human pile of garbage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:13:41pm

re: #128 Charles Johnson

Why do so many of the most hateful and abusive right wingers on Twitter have bios boasting about their Christian beliefs? I know I’ve said this many times, but it just amazes me how incredibly often this is the case.

I don’t consider myself a Christian any more, but I was raised Catholic and the way these people behave is exactly opposite to how I understood Christianity. There’s something seriously broken in America’s religious right.

DOH! That’s because Catholics aren’t “real ChristiansTM“…

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:13:54pm

Conyers signed off of this. That’s not a good sign for the story.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:14:55pm

OK, time to make my addiction. Roasted Brussels sprouts.

Cause, who cares but me?!!!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:15:13pm

What. The. Fuck.

Josh Barro has said he’s leaving the GOP because of Donald Trump, but he still comes out with asinine derp like this.

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:15:23pm

re: #129 De Kolta Chair

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:15:39pm

Screw Loose / Basket Case 2016!

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OhNoZombies!  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:16:19pm

For the first time in a long time, my family had to make an appearance in church. My father in law passed away, and his religious right, conservative ex-wife wanted to have her pastor do the eulogy.
Yes, I said ex, but that’s a strange story for another time.
Anyway, before we went in I said, “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”
And lo, I was right. There were so many lies tossed about that I started looking for lightning.
Religion has become a battering ram.

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:17:40pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

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bratwurst  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:18:12pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

What. The. Fuck.

Josh Barro has said he’s leaving the GOP because of Donald Trump, but he still comes out with asinine derp like this.

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When “the left” nominates Weiner for POTUS and seems set on not accepting the election result in the event he loses, Josh will have an awesome point!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:18:39pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

Hm.

Let’s see where Anthony Weiner is, versus where Donald Trump is.

Have we learned anything?

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:19:52pm

A funny follow-up to yesterday’s LGF thread

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:21:39pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

Ehhh, I can see the comparison in a few ways.

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Frankie Five Angels  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:22:02pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:22:11pm
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bratwurst  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:22:53pm

re: #160 Ziggy_TARDIS

Ehhh, I can see the comparison in a few ways.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:23:53pm

re: #150 Ziggy_TARDIS

Conyers joined with his Democratic Counterpart to ask for a release of all information, and Conyers is hardline.

Something must stink to high heaven if Conyers joined Cummings on that letter. I hope Comey is ready to resign Monday.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:24:52pm

re: #160 Ziggy_TARDIS

Ehhh, I can see the comparison in a few ways.

There are lots of perverts and sex offenders one can compare Trump and Weiner to.

However, only Trump is the presidential nominee of one of the two major US political parties.

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:25:17pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:25:30pm

re: #163 bratwurst

The difference is in how the party’s handle them, not in the individuals.

Both are very loud firebrands with a history of sexual deviancy. That’s where I was coming from.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:26:47pm

Just talked to my step-father in Chicago (awfully tough to get a call through to Chicago tonight - five failed attempts).

He says no Chicago television station is reporting the updates to James Comey’s letter, and are still reporting it as E-mails related to Hillary Clinton’s E-mail server. He pointed out one station (not FOX) has a continuous chyron rolling over and over again the initial story without correction.

I pointed him here to get the correct information.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:27:28pm
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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:29:26pm

No, none of this is political.

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bratwurst  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:30:20pm

re: #167 Ziggy_TARDIS

The difference is in how the party’s handle them, not in the individuals.

One is a guy who married well, but has a screw loose that denies him any impulse control. Even so, he has never been accused of doing anything outside of the realm of “sexting”.

The other is a sociopath who BRAGGED about how his status allows him to get away with sexual assault. He has a steady stream of women coming forward accusing him of doing the things he is on tape bragging about.

Does this clear up the difference for you?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:31:18pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:31:42pm

re: #170 teleskiguy

Chaffetz doesn’t want Congressional Democrats to grill Comey.

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Timothy Watson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:32:30pm

re: #171 bratwurst

One is a guy who married well, but has a screw loose that denies him any impulse control. Even so, he has never been accused of doing anything outside of the realm of “sexting”.

Sexting to a 15 year old girl.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:32:34pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

What. The. Fuck.

Josh Barro has said he’s leaving the GOP because of Donald Trump, but he still comes out with asinine derp like this.

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I mean, in terms of both being pathological loose canons who damage their own parties he kind of has a point. A shit point, but in the hot take economy that’s all it appears to take. That’s where the similarity ends though, because you don’t see us nominating Weiner as our national standard bearer. It really is the kind of glib, simplistic analogy that mediocre white male journalists would seem to acquire college majors in.

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Frankie Five Angels  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:33:48pm

re: #174 Timothy Watson

Sexting to a 15 year old girl.

Across state lines.

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bratwurst  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:34:23pm

re: #174 Timothy Watson

Sexting to a 15 year old girl.

Good point. The fact that he doesn’t have a stream of women coming forward to accuse him of sexual assault should not in any way minimize how creepy Weiner is.

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Timothy Watson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:35:00pm

re: #176 Frankie Five Angels

Across state lines.

I hope he’s up for registering every places he lives with the local police within 3 days of moving.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:35:14pm

re: #171 bratwurst

One is a guy who married well, but has a screw loose that denies him any impulse control. Even so, he has never been accused of doing anything outside of the realm of “sexting”.

The other is a sociopath who BRAGGED about how his status allows him to get away with sexual assault. He has a steady stream of women coming forward accusing him of doing the things he is on tape bragging about.

Does this clear up the difference for you?

That video today of him degrading the Miss Universe was everything horrible, disgusting, power asshole man in the flesh. Too bad no play.

Maybe Hil will do a new ad.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:38:15pm
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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:38:23pm

Cleveland pitcher on a sacrifice bunt to advance runner to 2nd base. One out. Top of the fifth, Chi 0 - 0 Cle

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:39:53pm

re: #173 EPR-radar

Chaffetz doesn’t want Congressional Democrats to grill Comey.

Jason remembers what happened the last time the GOP dragged Comey on the rug in the hope of embarrassing Hillary. They got a few soundbites, but the end of it all was the GOP had pretty much sunk their entire case against her.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:41:30pm

re: #183 Targetpractice

Jason remembers what happened the last time the GOP dragged Comey on the rug in the hope of embarrassing Hillary. They got a few soundbites, but the end of it all was the GOP had pretty much sunk their entire case against her.

In this case, it would be to ask Comey why he was leaking information about an FBI probe. As this is appearing more and more political, Chaffetz is not about to put Comey under oath where the Democrats on the committee can question him about it.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:42:15pm

re: #183 Targetpractice

Jason remembers what happened the last time the GOP dragged Comey on the rug in the hope of embarrassing Hillary. They got a few soundbites, but the end of it all was the GOP had pretty much sunk their entire case against her.

As usual, the GOP goes on an expedition to find some shit on Clinton and ends up with nothing more substantial than their own farts.

It would be nice if the media started reporting from this sensible point of view.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:42:25pm

re: #180 teleskiguy

Just saying…

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Timothy Watson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:43:44pm

re: #184 Anymouse

In this case, it would be to ask Comey why he was leaking information about an FBI probe. As this is appearing more and more political, Chaffetz is not about to put Comey under oath where the Democrats on the committee can question him about it.

That has been asked and answered. He was obligated to write to the committee because the facts that he testified to had changed and he needed to provide a written and dated response for CYA.

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MsJ  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:45:41pm

re: #168 Anymouse

Just talked to my step-father in Chicago (awfully tough to get a call through to Chicago tonight - five failed attempts).

He says no Chicago television station is reporting the updates to James Comey’s letter, and are still reporting it as E-mails related to Hillary Clinton’s E-mail server. He pointed out one station (not FOX) has a continuous chyron rolling over and over again the initial story without correction.

I pointed him here to get the correct information.

There’s apparently some me kind of massive AT&T outage throughout the Midwest.

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Frankie Five Angels  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:45:58pm

Bases loaded, 1 out Indians.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:46:42pm

re: #187 Timothy Watson

That has been asked and answered. He was obligated to write to the committee because the facts that he testified to had changed and he needed to provide a written and dated response for CYA.

Interesting though that he didn’t write to the whole committee.

I don’t suppose he is obligated to do that, but with the stink of politics behind this I stand by my statement: the Utah senator is not going to put Comey under oath so the Democrats can ask about this.

Note also that Hillary Clinton and John Podesta also want the information out now that Comey gave his rodent-copulating letter.

Bases loaded for Cleveland, Cubs pitching change brought to you by GEICO and Ghostbed, supernatural sleep delivered right to your door.

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Timothy Watson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:47:51pm

re: #190 Anymouse

Interesting though that he didn’t write to the whole committee.

I don’t suppose he is obligated to do that, but with the stink of politics behind this I stand by my statement: the Utah senator is not going to put Comey under oath so the Democrats can ask about this.

Note also that Hillary Clinton and John Podesta also want the information out now that Comey gave his rodent-copulating letter.

Bases loaded for Cleveland, Cubs pitching change brought to you by GEICO and Ghostbed, supernatural sleep delivered right to your door.

I think the cover sheet was to everyone.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:48:44pm

re: #191 Timothy Watson

I think the cover sheet was to everyone.

No updates on whether Manafort, Trump, or others are under investigation for Russian ties “we cannot comment on that.”

Everything about Hillary Clinton is fair game.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:49:41pm

re: #174 Timothy Watson

Sexting to a 15 year old girl.

Weiner and Trump are both perverts with a penchant for young teen girls, so I totally see the comparison.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:49:46pm
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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:50:46pm

re: #193 Big Beautiful Door

Weiner and Trump are both perverts with a penchant for young teen girls, so I totally see the comparison.

Weiner isn’t a major party candidate for President, and is a pariah in the Democratic Party. They’re bloody endorsing and cheering Trump. No difference.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:50:52pm

re: #174 Timothy Watson

That’s why I didn’t differentiate. That is a special kind of wrong.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:51:29pm

re: #175 goddamnedfrank

The differences are how the parties react. The Democrats are professional-ish.

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Timothy Watson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:51:53pm

re: #192 Anymouse

No updates on whether Manafort, Trump, or others are under investigation for Russian ties “we cannot comment on that.”

Everything about Hillary Clinton is fair game.

Was he asked about that under oath?

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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:52:22pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:52:27pm

re: #189 Frankie Five Angels

Bases loaded, 1 out Indians.

Double play!

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Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:52:32pm

Damn it.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:52:45pm

Double Play! Cleveland retired in the fifth.

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Frankie Five Angels  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:53:06pm

Double play, Cubs. End of the frame.

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Tigger2  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:53:50pm

re: #199 teleskiguy

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That could also be the press after leaving a Trump rally.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:54:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:54:03pm
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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:54:08pm

re: #194 FormerDirtDart

That’s all the Daily News could come up with? Very sad. //

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:55:37pm

re: #207 De Kolta Chair

The things that they can think of that are better are so out of good taste that it would cause a lot of yelling and condemnations. I am okay with this headline.

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MsJ  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:56:14pm

I got my W sticker and this puppy that’s going in my car window.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:56:50pm

re: #209 MsJ

My wife is sewing a bigger W flag right now to run up the flag pole.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:56:52pm
Broken Animals
EAT ALL THE RAINS
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blueraven  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:57:40pm

Lets Go, Cubbies!

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MsJ  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:58:27pm

re: #212 blueraven

Lets Go, Cubbies!

LET’S GO!

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:58:45pm

re: #212 blueraven

Lets Go, Cubbies!

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:59:39pm

Two cubs out, man on second, pinch hitter coming up.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 6:59:45pm

re: #212 blueraven

Lets Go, Cubbies!

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piratedan  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:00:47pm

in this instance, it appear that Comey tried to do the right thing but did it in such a fashion that it allowed the GOP to try and make something out of it… okay, he tried to inform the committe that a new source (of likely the same e-mails that they had already examined) but they came by it via the Weiner invvestigation. So, does he try and slow walk it because it that’s what is done in an election year based on FBI protocols since the bureau’s inception or does he try and get ahead of a potential leak that would spur all kinds of mayhem.

So he picked option B and the GOP went ahead and did the very thing he was trying to avoid by taking his statement and spinning it in the “best” way possible for them. Apparently no lessons were learned by his previous attempt to handle this issue by adhering to the policy that had long been in place. Instead he attempted to thread that needle with a carrot while wearing mittens. Now, the GOP got their narrative, Comey’s reputation is complete and total shit and we’re going to find out that this is exactly jack shit but the GOP STILL gets their narrative over the weekend and most of the media who are STILL wired for the horserace and anything anti-Clinton will gleefully speculate and never have to retract a fucking thing.

That is simply infuriating.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:01:01pm

re: #214 FormerDirtDart

The only problem with this guy’s sign is if you’re sitting behind him. This pitching change brought to you by GEICO and Sloan, the water equipment supplier of the Chicago Cubs.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:01:20pm
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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:01:38pm

LOL :D

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:01:56pm

LOL!

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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:02:33pm

50 ways to open your beer:

Bottle Cap Blues

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:02:41pm

re: #217 piratedan

Comey really needed to go into more emphasis in his letter to Congress, about how the recent discovery ought not to be taken out of context and that the emails may prove to be inconsequential to anything about Hillary Clinton.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:03:23pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have a better idea. Preibus should do a bunch of cartwheels, pretend he is a rolling donut, and take a flying fuck at himself.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:04:02pm

re: #223 freetoken

Comey really needed to go into more emphasis in his letter to Congress, about how the recent discovery ought not to be taken out of context and that the emails may prove to be inconsequential to anything about Hillary Clinton.

The letter reads like reading into it was the intent.

I could have written a letter showing no connexion or cautioning against drawing conclusions, and I am neither a cop nor a lawyer.

It still looks like rodent copulation to me.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:05:21pm

End of Fifth: Chi 0-0 Cle

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:05:56pm

Then there’s this:

Professor who’s predicted 30 years of presidential elections correctly is doubling down on a Trump win

That dude has gotten so much press… but I believe there is little there there. It’s the same old gimmick that those who sell gold speculation work.

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MsJ  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:07:38pm

Lots of trump ads in IL now.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:07:46pm

re: #225 Anymouse

The letter reads like reading into it was the intent.

I could have written a letter showing no connexion or cautioning against drawing conclusions, and I am neither a cop nor a lawyer.

It still looks like rodent copulation to me.

Comey is a legal professional. If he writes a letter that is ambiguous enough to mean different things to different people, there’s a good chance it was intentional, which suggests ratfucking.

About the only thing I’ve seen in this mess to indicate possible good faith by Comey is that the letter apparently had to be a rush job to pre-empt a likely leak.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:08:46pm

re: #222 teleskiguy

50 ways to open your beer:

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Video

I just use a Bic lighter.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:09:17pm

re: #228 freetoken

Then there’s this:

Professor who’s predicted 30 years of presidential elections correctly is doubling down on a Trump win

That dude has gotten so much press… but I believe there is little there there. It’s the same old gimmick that those who sell gold speculation work.

Yup. He predicted President Bernie Sanders also. He has cherry-picked his predictions through the past to give the impression he is a prophet. He would make a good televangelist.

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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:09:53pm

My senator spewing hot garbage:

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:10:07pm

re: #230 EPR-radar

Comey is a legal professional. If he writes a letter that is ambiguous enough to mean different things to different people, there’s a good chance it was intentional, which suggests ratfucking.

About the only thing I’ve seen in this mess to indicate possible good faith by Comey is that the letter apparently had to be a rush job to pre-empt a likely leak.

I could write a letter in five minutes that said do not draw conclusions or this is not connected to Hillary Clinton. Not buying “rush job.”

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:13:17pm

Three up, three down, Cubs coming up in the bottom of the Sixth. 0-0

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TedStriker  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:14:24pm

re: #228 freetoken

Then there’s this:

Professor who’s predicted 30 years of presidential elections correctly is doubling down on a Trump win

That dude has gotten so much press… but I believe there is little there there. It’s the same old gimmick that those who sell gold speculation work.

The late Harold Camping would probably be sharing tips with this guy.

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:16:23pm

re: #230 EPR-radar

Comey is a legal professional. If he writes a letter that is ambiguous enough to mean different things to different people, there’s a good chance it was intentional, which suggests ratfucking.

About the only thing I’ve seen in this mess to indicate possible good faith by Comey is that the letter apparently had to be a rush job to pre-empt a likely leak.

Yeah, that was going to be my remark, that Comey put enough ambiguity into that letter to drive a semi through. He knew that he was basically giving his buddies in Congress a blank cheque to spin whatever “She’s been caught lying again!” story they wanted. It’s just like how he insisted that his June press conference editorial was to justify his actions, when really all it was was his standing at the podium and going right up to the point of accusing her of a crime but not doing so.

The man is a career lawyer with years as a US Attorney and DAG under his belt. He knows just how far he can push the rules before he’s broken them. There’s no reason to believe that his action in this was anything but a deliberate attempt to throw the GOP a bone in the last weeks of the election.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:16:40pm

re: #222 teleskiguy

Opening a beer bottle with a beer can is a new one on me and ought to come in handy anon. ;-)

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:17:17pm

re: #233 teleskiguy

These bozos actually think there’s a national security argument to be made for Trump over Clinton?

Everything alleged by the Republicans about Clinton’s emails could be true, and it still wouldn’t amount to anything that comes close to a justification for giving the short-fingered vulgarian sociopath the nuclear codes.

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:18:29pm

re: #237 Targetpractice

Yeah, that was going to be my remark, that Comey put enough ambiguity into that letter to drive a semi through. He knew that he was basically giving his buddies in Congress a blank cheque to spin whatever “She’s been caught lying again!” story they wanted. It’s just like how he insisted that his June press conference editorial was to justify his actions, when really all it was was his standing at the podium and going right up to the point of accusing her of a crime but not doing so.

The man is a career lawyer with years as a US Attorney and DAG under his belt. He knows just how far he can push the rules before he’s broken them. There’s no reason to believe that his action in this was anything but a deliberate attempt to throw the GOP a bone in the last weeks of the election.

A quick pass through Wikipedia turned up this interesting fact: Comey worked for the Senate Whitewater committee back in 1996.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:18:32pm
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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:19:30pm

The pitching duel continues … radio announcers note this could wind up one of those games where a pitcher makes a single mistake and the game ends 1-0 on a single home run.

Anthony Rizzo up …

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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:20:52pm

re: #241 Charles Johnson

These weirdos actually try and follow you? How strange.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:21:11pm

… Rizzo strikes out, and inning six is over. Chi 0-0 Cle

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:21:32pm
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jaunte  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:22:05pm

re: #169 De Kolta Chair

Sunrise in Texas. Driving my dodge pickup truck. And just voted!! Life is good. Proud to be an American!

That was me today. But Ford.

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b_sharp  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:22:23pm

re: #128 Charles Johnson

Why do so many of the most hateful and abusive right wingers on Twitter have bios boasting about their Christian beliefs? I know I’ve said this many times, but it just amazes me how incredibly often this is the case.

I don’t consider myself a Christian any more, but I was raised Catholic and the way these people behave is exactly opposite to how I understood Christianity. There’s something seriously broken in America’s religious right.

This comment is just more evidence we need a button that will take a snapshot of a comment and tweet it.

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jaunte  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:22:52pm

re: #245 Kragar

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:23:34pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL!

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They are so craven, emails v. now in video sexual assault.

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austin_blue  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:24:17pm

The Cubs have “timely” pitching.

The Indians have dominant pitching. Damn them. Go Cubs! Still 0-0.

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:25:15pm
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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:27:30pm

Sacrifice bunt moves Martinez to second base with one out. Davis batting, Cleveland’s pitcher on deck (not good for Cleveland).

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Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:28:09pm

Today’s “bombshell” reminds me of the the one supposedly dropped months ago, when they “found” emails that Hillary supposedly had hidden, only for it to turn out that they were emails sent to Petraeus before she’d even taken office and were recovered on the DoD servers.

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austin_blue  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:29:20pm

re: #252 Anymouse

Sacrifice bunt moves Martinez to second base with one out. Davis batting, Cleveland’s pitcher on deck (not good for Cleveland).

No shit. That pitcher is a monster.

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:29:54pm

If Comey hadn’t stolen the news-cycle today, the following might have gotten more attention:

Black Donald Trump supporter, mistaken for protestor, gets escorted out of rally and called a “thug” by Trump

Donald Trump called his African-American supporter a “thug” and threw him out of a rally in North Carolina, the Charlotte News & Observer reported. The GOP presidential nominee apparently mistook the black man for a protestor.

“Were you paid $1,500 to be a thug?” Trump sneered at Nash County resident C.J. Cary.

According to the News & Observer, Cary stood about 20-30 feet from the stage at the Kinston Jet Center Wednesday night and shouted “Donald” while waving his document to try to get Trump’s attention.

Apparently mistaking Cary for a protestor, Trump yelled to his security guards, “You can get him out. Get him out!”

[…]

From here: Accused ‘thug’ escorted out of Trump’s Kinston rally says he’s actually a supporter

[…]

Cary said he wasn’t there to protest Trump’s appearance. In fact, he said, he supports the Republican presidential nominee. He just wants to see Trump act more polite and welcoming to minorities.

[…]

The guy, Cary, wrote this a while back:

Trump As A Racist? Hell to The No

[…]

If Donald was a Racist, is there any who think I would keep such a secret? He would have to be a Racist against me. A Black Man, of course he would.

[…]

And yet today he still writes:


How could someone be so unaware of reality?

Simply put: he’s a Je$u$ mark. His websites (he has at least 4) and social media is full of hyper-religiosity.

Just like Graham Jr. and Falwell Jr. and the rest who are plying the Je$u$ card as a justification for supporting Drumpfskind, so is this guy Cary.

This is a sickness in America.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:31:04pm

re: #254 austin_blue

No shit. That pitcher is a monster.

The radio announcers are opining whether Cleveland will pull him out for a better batter. Wild pitch moves Martinez to third base. One out.

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jaunte  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:31:46pm

re: #255 freetoken

“He has been so traumatized”

We must protect Dear Leader’s feelings at any cost.

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Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:31:58pm
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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:32:02pm

Walk, attempt to pick off Martinez at third base. Reviewing video to see if he was safe at third or did he fail to tag the bag.

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blueraven  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:32:48pm
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Ace-o-aces  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:33:45pm
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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:33:53pm

Pinch batter coming up for Cleveland’s pitcher, he’s done. Good news for Chicago.

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Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:34:15pm

YES!

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blueraven  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:34:17pm

Dammit

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:34:41pm

Chicago 0-1 Cleveland on a base hit.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:34:42pm

Tribe, 1-0

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austin_blue  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:35:08pm

re: #259 Anymouse

Walk, attempt to pick off Martinez at third base. Reviewing video to see if he was safe at third or did he fail to tag the bag.

They’re pinch hitting for Miller! Outstanding.

And oh, fuck, hit to right and Cleveland is up 1-0.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:35:13pm

re: #233 teleskiguy

My senator spewing hot garbage:

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I graduated from law school with his choad. Gah.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:35:30pm

Pitching change brought to you by Auto Zone.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:38:12pm

re: #269 Anymouse

Pitching change brought to you by Auto Zone.

With these managers, that’s promotional money well spent.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:38:58pm

This is just going to be a diversion on the way to a Clinton victory. 538’s polls only model shows Clinton is less than a point short of a majority of likely voters, while Trump is just trying to break 44%. This email news isn’t going to move the polls six points.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:39:29pm

Chi first baseman misses the hit, scooped by the right fielder and flipped to first base to the Chi pitcher Montgomery, out.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:40:10pm
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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:40:37pm

Bill Murray ready to sing “Take me out to the Ball Game”

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blueraven  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:40:40pm

Bill Murray 7th inning stretch.

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Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:41:12pm

Love Bill Murray…

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:41:21pm

re: #271 Big Beautiful Door

I find it disturbing that 44% of my fellow Americans would actually vote for Drumpfskind.

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prairiefire  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:41:28pm

re: #271 Big Beautiful Door

This is just going to be a diversion on the way to a Clinton victory. 538’s polls only model shows Clinton is less than a point short of a majority of likely voters, while Trump is just trying to break 44%. This email news isn’t going to move the polls six points.

Still enough to instill heartburn!

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jaunte  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:41:31pm
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Mattand  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:41:52pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL!

With FBI re-opening criminal investigation, Democrats on the ballot must now be asked whether or not they still support

Well, she’s not a tiny fingered, ignorant, bigot rapist, so, yeah; I’m good with Hillz.

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allegro  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:42:20pm

re: #237 Targetpractice

Yeah, that was going to be my remark, that Comey put enough ambiguity into that letter to drive a semi through. He knew that he was basically giving his buddies in Congress a blank cheque to spin whatever “She’s been caught lying again!” story they wanted. It’s just like how he insisted that his June press conference editorial was to justify his actions, when really all it was was his standing at the podium and going right up to the point of accusing her of a crime but not doing so.

The man is a career lawyer with years as a US Attorney and DAG under his belt. He knows just how far he can push the rules before he’s broken them. There’s no reason to believe that his action in this was anything but a deliberate attempt to throw the GOP a bone in the last weeks of the election.

I think the bone is the soup base for after her inauguration. They know the race is done and Hillary will win by a landslide. This is their birther thing to illegitimize her administration.

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Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:42:47pm

That was great!

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:43:18pm

Bill Murray brought to you by Auto Zone.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:44:18pm
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prairiefire  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:44:36pm

re: #281 allegro

Fantastic analogy.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:45:07pm

I love this gif.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:45:35pm

re: #277 freetoken

I find it disturbing that 44% of my fellow Americans would actually vote for Drumpfskind.

That is how highly polarized the American electorate is. If the GOP nominated Adolf Hitler, he’d get 40% of the vote because Hillary is worse!

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:46:24pm

re: #287 Big Beautiful Door

That is how highly polarized the American electorate is. If the GOP nominated Adolf Hitler, he’d get 40% of the vote because Hillary is worse!

I thought they did nominate him.

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:46:48pm

Though y’all may have already dismissed this whole thing, the headlines are still being generated, even by the NYT:

Here is what the RSS feed currently says as shown at the top of Google News:

New Emails in Clinton Case Came From Devices Once Used by Anthony Weiner

However the current headline on the website is:

Emails in Anthony Weiner Inquiry Jolt Election Campaign

Note how the feed calls out the “Clinton Case”, as if there really is still a case for the “Clinton Case”.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:47:14pm

Catcher going through the signs brought to you by Straight Talk Wireless.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:48:12pm


Then he could join the Trump campaign full time.
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Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:49:29pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

I never drink their beer anyhow heh. If I want a cheap beer, I’m going cross state for a Rolling Rock.

Rolling Rock is brewed in Newark, NJ now. Has been for a number of years.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:49:32pm

re: #291 Ace-o-aces

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Then he could join the Trump campaign full time.

Just asking, does that mean the emails could’ve been sent to her private server, or not? Its so confusing!

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:49:45pm

Right fielder drops the ball!!!! Runner advances to third base on a triple.

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freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:49:49pm

As I noted earlier today, “email” as a word is now a pavlovian bell.

Latest Reuters story:

Trump looks for boost from Clinton’s new email problem

“email problems”.

EMAIL PROBLEMS!!!!!

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EPR-radar  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:50:04pm

re: #287 Big Beautiful Door

That is how highly polarized the American electorate is. If the GOP nominated Adolf Hitler, he’d get 40% of the vote because Hillary is worse!

The Republicans could nominate CCJ for POTUS and not fall below their 40% floor.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:50:22pm

Now, that’s a Wrigley Field Triple…

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:52:21pm

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

Now, that’s a Wrigley Field Triple…

Alas, to no avail

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:52:44pm

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

Now, that’s a Wrigley Field Triple…

And the inning ends on a ground ball to short, thrown to first base. Man stranded 90’ from home plate. Damn.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:54:14pm

re: #297 FormerDirtDart

Now, that’s a Wrigley Field Triple…

Wife says she’s seen that happen before at Wrigley (a ball blown back into fair territory), she is biting nails over the score.

Top of the eighth.

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Mattand  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:54:29pm

re: #291 Ace-o-aces

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Then he could join the Trump campaign full time.

Seriously. Josh Marshall at TPM is making the case that Comey was being naïve about how his actions are impacting the election.

Josh has forgotten more about politics than I’ll ever know, but I think he’s wrong on this. Republicans at this point are so fucking out to lunch about Clinton (both of them) at this point, they’re willing to burn down the country to get rid of her.

Seriously, fuck Comey. He either knew what he was doing would help Trump, or he is allowing the FBI to manipulated by the GOP as an armed extension of Fox News.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:56:12pm

Virtual Reality roller coaster ride

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electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:57:11pm

lol a Serb claiming victimhood status? Please.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:57:11pm

This pitching change brought to you by GEICO.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:58:16pm

re: #303 electrotek

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lol a Serb claiming victimhood status? Please.

I spent plenty of time in the Adriatic Sea over Serbia’s humanitarian mission in Bosnia. Not impressed by her complaint.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 28, 2016 • 7:58:28pm

A little more economic good news if you missed it. 3rd quarter GDP growth was 2.9%

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whitebeach  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:00:39pm

Who would ever have guessed that with the wind howling from home plate to dead center, a soccer match would break out at Wrigley Field.

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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:01:59pm

re: #302 FormerDirtDart

Jeez! I wonder how she’d react on a real roller coaster.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:02:04pm

re: #307 whitebeach

Who would ever have guessed that with the wind howling from home plate to dead center, a soccer match would break out at Wrigley Field.

LOL. The Cubs won ten times in this season in the ninth inning according to the radio announcers.

The bottom of the eighth inning brought to you by Auto Zone, as Chicago retires Cleveland.

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Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:06:01pm
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electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:06:43pm

Failed porn star says what?

676k followers yet can only muster a mere 46 RT’s LOL

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:06:46pm

re: #311 Kragar

But E-mails!

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:07:46pm

re: #303 electrotek

re: #305 Anymouse

I’ll will admit that, having read the stories of the survivors, I have had my views on the Serbian people heavily impacted by reading about what happened perhaps to the point of being permanent.

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Belafon  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:08:20pm

re: #284 FormerDirtDart

If that were real, everyone would be staring and taking pictures.

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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:08:33pm

Instagram

White room with the boys! @mjlentz @grant_howard and @apollski showing what Alta is all about. Epic snow, and epic friends. Alta has been nominated as one of the best resorts in North America by USA today. Show us some love and cast a vote for us. Link in bio or find the link on our Facebook. Photo credit: @schirfphoto #skialta #pow #altamagic #alta2016 #altaforpresident #ski

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:08:34pm

re: #312 electrotek

She must have spent a lot of money on fake followers.

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Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:08:37pm

Russell struck out, thunderous roar as Schwarber comes up to bat, first time he has faced a right-handed pitcher in the playoffs.

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teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:10:12pm

Instagram

Dropping into the weekend - and a life outside of the editing suite 😅 Final film work for 2016 is heading out the door. More on that in a few days. Have a good one! 📷 @acpictures #timetoplay #switchbackfilms #salomontv #skitime

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:10:31pm

Yet another 3rd Partier being a moron. Geographically challenged within the US.

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MsJ  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:10:44pm

re: #302 FormerDirtDart

Virtual Reality roller coaster ride

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What on earth was she seeing? Did it go off the track? Is this an inability to know reality from fiction?

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austin_blue  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:10:52pm

re: #312 electrotek

Failed porn star says what?

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676k followers yet can only muster a mere 46 RT’s LOL

Failed? She’s worth 30 million dollars.

gonetworth.com

No matter the source, how much is your ass worth?

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electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:11:23pm

re: #314 Ziggy_TARDIS

I’ll will admit that, having read the stories of the survivors, I have had my views on the Serbian people heavily impacted by reading about what happened perhaps to the point of being permanent.

To be fair, we can’t smear all Serbs with the same brush. Would you like it if someone read the stories of Yezidi survivors from Da’esh brutality state the same about their views of Muslims being heavily impacted as well?

There were Serbs who bitterly opposed the war criminals amongst them. There were Serbs who bravely protected Bosnian Muslims and Croats from harm. There are still many Serbs (even if they are a small minority) in Serbia who are fighting genocide denial of their kin.

I know how you feel about what happened there, but we can’t fall into the same trap as them.

324
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:11:27pm

Huffington Post: FBI Fiasco

He hasn’t seen the E-mails. Uh-oh.

325
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:12:23pm

re: #312 electrotek

Jenna Jameson is one of the most successful porn stars out there. She’s right up there with Ron Jeremy. “Failed” is the wrong word.

326
Tigger2  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:12:24pm

Voting machine votes are jumping from Hillary to Trump.

327
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:12:30pm

re: #322 austin_blue

Failed? She’s worth 30 million dollars.

gonetworth.com

No mater the source, how much is your ass worth?

Can’t put a price on a piece of ass like mine hahaha

328
Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:12:42pm

re: #320 Ziggy_TARDIS

Idaho Falls in 72 miles away from the nearest border to Montana as the crow flies.

329
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:12:58pm

Base hit for Chicago, lead Chicago hitter up to bat.

Pitching change brought to you by GEICO and Sloan, proud water provider of the Chicago Cubs.

330
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:13:39pm

re: #325 teleskiguy

Jenna Jameson is one of the most successful porn stars out there. She’s right up there with Ron Jeremy. “Failed” is the wrong word.

Yeah I forgot whenever someone uses failed to describe someone, it’s always in monetary terms. Doh.

331
Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:13:50pm

re: #323 electrotek

I know, but it seemed that Serbia got off easily for what the various governments did in the 1990s.

332
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:15:22pm

Instagram

@sierra is ready to send it into winter. Follow along on our snapchat today to see how she’s preparing. (👻skiingmag) | Photo: @acpictures

Her other job is professional model.

333
whitebeach  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:15:30pm

re: #322 austin_blue

Failed? She’s worth 30 million dollars.

gonetworth.com

No mater the source, how much is your ass worth?

Way more than 30 million, as far as I’m concerned.

334
freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:15:32pm

Missed this yesterday:

Prince Mikasa, Brother of Emperor Hirohito of Japan, Dies at 100

[…]

On Prince Mikasa’s 100th birthday in December, The Japan Times reported, he issued a statement thanking his wife of more than 70 years, Yoriko, for her support and saying, “Nothing will change just because I turn 100 years old.”

335
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:15:54pm

re: #330 electrotek

Yeah I forgot whenever someone uses failed to describe someone, it’s always in monetary terms. Doh.

Okay, go by the list of films, both adult and mainstream.

en.wikipedia.org

That’s a lot of films for a failed actress.

336
Reality Based Steve  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:16:07pm

Hey gang.

Just a drive-by posting and I’m out of here. My home internet is now working again. I (and Comcast tech support) thought the modem had finally failed after 10 years. I was going to get a new one after work, but forgot all about it. To my surprise when I got home it was working again perfectly. (I think there was some local issue)

Got to get up early, YUUGE day tomorrow. We (the shop) are doing Underwater Pumpkin Carving, a set of Zombie Apocalypse Dives, and then after dark a haunted underwater trail and a couple of other night dives. I’m going to be either working the dives as a player, setting up the next set of dives between dives and then tearing down and resetting for the next set. Figure I’ll hit the water about 8:30 am or so for my first dive setting stuff up, and my last dive of the night will probably end about 11 pm. Won’t be in the water the whole time, but it will be a good long day. The fact that it’s going to be 82* tomorrow and sunny is just unreal.

Here’s a video of last year’s pumpkin carving.

UW Pumpkin Carving

I probably won’t be back online until sometime Sunday evening. Have a great weekend and whatever you do, don’t squish a stink-bug between your fingers. (My area is just crawling with them at the moment)

337
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:18:01pm

re: #335 Anymouse

Okay, go by the list of films, both adult and mainstream.

en.wikipedia.org

That’s a lot of films for a failed actress.

Yeah, “failed” is the wrong term to use. Just the main thing that popped in my head.

A lot of times, they don’t always get translated well into use.

Kind of like when you think of something you think makes sense but when you deliver it, it ends up backfiring?

Guess it’s one of these moments. Ah well, that’s what I get for staying at home on a Friday night.

338
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:18:27pm

And the Cubs retired on a ball thrown in the dirt then thrown to first. Going into the ninth inning, brought to you by Advance Auto Parts.

339
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:19:39pm

re: #337 electrotek

Yeah, “failed” is the wrong term to use. Just the main thing that popped in my head.

A lot of times, they don’t always get translated well into use.

Kind of like when you think of something you think makes sense but when you deliver it, it ends up backfiring?

Guess it’s one of these moments. Ah well, that’s what I get for staying at home on a Friday night.

Number of adult books I’ve edited: fifteen.
Number of films Ms. Jameson has appeared in: I can’t count that high.

She’s doing better than me.

340
austin_blue  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:20:07pm

9th inning. Brought to you by Old Milwaukee and/or Stroh’s and/or Heileman’s Old Style.

Or Verizon or Chevrolet.

341
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:20:51pm

Bennie’s Beverage Depot, the official champaign provider of the Chicago Cubs, presenting the “toast of the game player.”

342
Stanley Sea  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:20:56pm

re: #336 Reality Based Steve

Hey gang.

Just a drive-by posting and I’m out of here. My home internet is now working again. I (and Comcast tech support) thought the modem had finally failed after 10 years. I was going to get a new one after work, but forgot all about it. To my surprise when I got home it was working again perfectly. (I think there was some local issue)

Got to get up early, YUUGE day tomorrow. We (the shop) are doing Underwater Pumpkin Carving, a set of Zombie Apocalypse Dives, and then after dark a haunted underwater trail and a couple of other night dives. I’m going to be either working the dives as a player, setting up the next set of dives between dives and then tearing down and resetting for the next set. Figure I’ll hit the water about 8:30 am or so for my first dive setting stuff up, and my last dive of the night will probably end about 11 pm. Won’t be in the water the whole time, but it will be a good long day. The fact that it’s going to be 82* tomorrow and sunny is just unreal.

Here’s a video of last year’s pumpkin carving.

[Embedded content]

Video

I probably won’t be back online until sometime Sunday evening. Have a great weekend and whatever you do, don’t squish a stink-bug between your fingers. (My area is just crawling with them at the moment)

Cool the plastic bags catching the innards.

343
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:21:52pm

re: #339 Anymouse

Number of adult books I’ve edited: fifteen.
Number of films Ms. Jameson has appeared in: I can’t count that high.

She’s doing better than me.

I concede your point. Cheers.

344
whitebeach  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:22:11pm

re: #332 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

Her other job is professional model.

[Embedded content]

Top picture shows insane man doing insane things in a frozen environment that would kill him in minutes if his own craziness fails to do the job.

Lower pic shows a beautiful woman enjoying what looks to be a tropical beverage in probably lovely and temperate oceanside surroundings.

Tough choice.

345
prairiefire  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:22:17pm

re: #336 Reality Based Steve

Rest up and have fun!

346
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:22:21pm

re: #343 electrotek

I concede your point. Cheers.

Lol.

347
freetoken  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:23:08pm

Mini-Drumpf works the God gimmick too:

Philippines’ Duterte: God told me to quit cussing

[…]

Duterte, who famously cursed the pope and used a slang term that translates as “son of a whore” while denouncing President Obama, said he was flying back from Japan late Thursday, looking at a vast expanse of sky, listening to his colleagues snore, when he heard a voice say, “If you don’t stop epithets, I will bring this plane down now.”

[…]

348
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:23:16pm

re: #332 teleskiguy

Those are some gorgeous legs.

349
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:23:32pm

re: #346 Anymouse

Lol.

Hey, if you dish it you better take it.

I always live by that. I dished it out, I got the backfire in return.

I see it as checks and balances to maintain the yin and the yang, if anything.

350
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:24:02pm

re: #347 freetoken

Mini-Drumpf works the God gimmick too:

Philippines’ Duterte: God told me to quit cussing

He’s taking a page from Bush and Blair.

351
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:24:18pm

Porn stars seem to love The Donald™.

352
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:24:26pm

re: #349 electrotek

Hey, if you dish it you better take it.

I always live by that. I dished it out, I got the backfire in return.

I see it as checks and balances to maintain the yin and the yang, if anything.

Can I recommend a book? I can use additional royalties. /s

353
allegro  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:24:30pm

re: #337 electrotek

Yeah, “failed” is the wrong term to use. Just the main thing that popped in my head.

Sounded to me as though you used the word you intended with your meaning failure as a human being, yanno slut.

Not really okay. Just saying.

354
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:25:01pm

re: #344 whitebeach

Top picture shows insane man woman doing insane things in a frozen environment that would kill him her in minutes if his her own craziness fails to do the job.

Lower pic shows a beautiful woman enjoying what looks to be a tropical beverage in probably lovely and temperate oceanside surroundings.

Tough choice.

They’re the same person.

355
Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:26:24pm

re: #128 Charles Johnson

I don’t consider myself a Christian any more, but I was raised Catholic and the way these people behave is exactly opposite to how I understood Christianity. There’s something seriously broken in America’s religious right

Catholics aren’t considered Christians, much like Shi’ia aren’t considered Islamic due to both’s veneration of saints, and other similarities.

356
Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:27:53pm

re: #337 electrotek

You are correct on one thing.

That is a very small number of retweets compared to followers. Wonder how many are bots or purchased followers.

357
Reality Based Steve  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:27:59pm

re: #345 prairiefire

Rest up and have fun!

I’ve got all my tanks with me for Sat and Sun, and I’ve blended 50% more oxygen into the air than it normally has (32 vs 21 percent O2). It will go a long way in keeping me energized and in good spirits all weekend long.

RBS

358
whitebeach  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:28:24pm

re: #354 teleskiguy

They’re the same person.

OOOps, and apologies. Looking back more closely at your comment, I shoulda known.

Still … See ya at the beach.

359
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:29:24pm

Getting ready for the bottom of the ninth.

The bottom of the ninth brought to you by Wells-Fargo, who wants to reassure you that sales goals for employees have been eliminated and all funds lost by depositors will be repaid.

360
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:30:33pm

Base hit for Rizzo … lead off single to left.

361
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:30:35pm

re: #353 allegro

Sounded to me as though you used the word you intended with your meaning failure as a human being, yanno slut.

Not really okay. Just saying.

Sure, but neither is her bigotry and lavish praise of Trump either.

362
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:30:51pm

re: #358 whitebeach

Now you know how rad Sierra Quitiquit is!

363
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:31:47pm

Zobrist at bat, tying run at first.

364
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:34:00pm

Zobrist strikes out. One out, Chi 0-1 Cle. Man on first. Contreras at bat.

365
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:35:02pm

Two down. Sacrifice grounder. Rizzo at second. Hayward at the plate, came in as a pinch-runner in the seventh inning.

366
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:35:47pm

re: #355 Eric The Fruit Bat

Catholics aren’t considered Christians, much like Shi’ia aren’t considered Islamic due to both’s veneration of saints, and other similarities.

Doesn’t stop right-wing Evangelical Christians from showing “concern” over Iraqi Catholics, of course. *shrug*

367
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:36:26pm

re: #366 electrotek

Doesn’t stop right-wing Evangelical Christians from showing “concern” over Iraqi Catholics, of course. *shrug*

Or women in Saudi Arabia… .

368
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:37:11pm

Error! Hayward on first, runner advances to third base!

369
austin_blue  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:37:32pm

Ooh! First and third with two outs!

370
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:37:43pm

re: #368 Anymouse

Error! Hayward on first, runner advances to third base!

Oh please do it Cubs…

371
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:38:01pm

re: #369 austin_blue

Ooh! First and third with two outs!

Tying run on third, winning run on first, Baez up to bat.

372
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:38:35pm

And Twitter wonders why they aren’t a marketable company.

373
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:38:58pm

re: #367 Anymouse

Or women in Saudi Arabia… .

They never showed concern for KSA women when Bush was in office.

374
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:39:07pm

Hayward steals second base.

375
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:40:03pm

re: #374 Anymouse

Hayward steals second base.

What I wouldn’t give for a double right about now.

376
austin_blue  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:40:33pm

Tightly puckered assholes on both sides…

377
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:40:45pm

High drama at Wrigley, Baez getting ready for 2-2-2 pitch in the bottom of the ninth, men on second and third.

378
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:41:19pm

Gah I need to find a stream to the game tonight, these Cubs comments got me all excited.

379
austin_blue  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:41:29pm

Well, shit.

380
blueraven  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:41:32pm

Agh!

381
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:41:43pm

Struck Baez out. Cleveland wins. No W flag in Nebraska tonight.

382
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:42:02pm

re: #381 Anymouse

Struck Baez out. Cleveland wins. No W flag in Nebraska tonight.

Damn.

383
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:42:09pm

Hey, that’s baseball for ya.

384
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:42:55pm

re: #378 electrotek

Gah I need to find a stream to the game tonight, these Cubs comments got me all excited.

This is WSCR’s stream

iILt/rlamhtvQs0/GBS1nU3gmbSVwBokuVlWqD1KRhhsQQI1PGYN7YTECj9ZelOJk9f8qOcK6G9mE8TaRQJ1/Q==

It has worked every night, thanks to a person here who fed it to me.

385
Jenner7  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:44:05pm

Woot!

386
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:44:28pm

re: #383 teleskiguy

Hey, that’s baseball for ya.

Yup, sometimes it’s all down to the pitcher staring down the last batter. The classic duel in the bottom of the ninth.

387
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:45:13pm

Looks like wlewisiii *really* wants the Cubs to win.

It’s all good, I got karma to burn.

388
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:46:08pm

re: #387 teleskiguy

Looks like wlewisiii *really* wants the Cubs to win.

It’s all good, I got karma to burn.

I want the Cubs to win too (for my wife), but I don’t really think it was worth a downvote… .

389
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:46:44pm

I just want the Cubs to win so the 1993 yearbook prediction can be true.

390
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:48:26pm

Damn you, Jobu!

/

391
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:48:26pm

re: #388 Anymouse

I get weird downdings about once a week. Ain’t no thang.

392
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:49:13pm

As the radio announcers earlier in the game noted, this game might come down to a single bad pitch (bad in the sense it allows a run). That is exactly what happened.

The game was a classic pitching duel, not like the blowouts in the first two games.

393
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:53:28pm

re: #391 teleskiguy

I get weird downdings about once a week. Ain’t no thang.

I get downdings from you from time to time, but they’re all well-deserved so I never cry about it haha

Some tough love is needed to set someone straight, right?

394
Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:53:42pm

I’m calling it now: Winner of game 4 takes the series.

395
austin_blue  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:53:57pm

Great, tense game that ended 1-0. Why Americans pan soccer is beyond me. Runs, like goals, are important. A game like this is much more fun to watch than a 12-3 blowout.

396
ObserverArt  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:53:59pm

re: #381 Anymouse

Struck Baez out. Cleveland wins. No W flag in Nebraska tonight.

Uh, yay! Cleveland’s bullpen stood strong tonight. They are a gritty team, often not pretty.

397
Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:55:46pm
398
Interesting Times  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:56:24pm

re: #389 electrotek

I just want the Cubs to win so the 1993 yearbook prediction can be true.

I wanted Cleveland to lose because of their shitty racist logo. They actually got sued for it when they were up here in Toronto:

Name, logo of ‘Cleveland team’ won’t be banned from Blue Jays game telecast

Just hours before they were set to face the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, an Ontario Superior Court judge has ruled that the Cleveland Indians can use its controversial name and logo.

A legal challenge against the Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball and Rogers Communications by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal was heard on Monday shortly before the baseball teams were set to take the field for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.

399
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:56:44pm

Judicial Watch claims partial credit for FBI letter:

judicialwatch.org

The FBI’s seeming decision to reopen the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information is astonishing. Once again, we suspect our Freedom of Information Act and other investigations have spurred the FBI to act. This decision highlights the corruption, favoritism, and incompetence in the FBI/Justice Department investigation of Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton’s email misconduct and lies, aided and abetted by the Obama administration, have created a national crisis. The FBI needs to disclose more information about what it found and when - the American voters deserve answers now.

Judicial Watch helped break open the Clinton email scandal and, no matter what the FBI does, will independently continue its historic litigation and investigation.

With their historic “donate” button at the bottom.

400
William Lewis  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:57:59pm

re: #387 teleskiguy

Looks like wlewisiii *really* wants the Cubs to win.

It’s all good, I got karma to burn.

Phone UI problem. Fixed

401
Kragar  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:59:05pm

It’s official. My brother is a married man.

402
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:59:08pm

re: #393 electrotek

I’m not naming names but I get downdings in the middle of the night or early morning on some of my most random comments, innocuous shit. Maybe it’s just a matter of taste.

403
teleskiguy  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:59:30pm

re: #400 William Lewis

HEY NOW!

:)

404
electrotek  Oct 28, 2016 • 8:59:37pm

re: #402 teleskiguy

I’m not naming names but I get downdings in the middle of the night or early morning on some of my most random comments, innocuous shit. Maybe it’s just a matter of taste.

Can’t please everybody bruv, haters gonna hate.

405
Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:00:47pm

re: #402 teleskiguy

Someone made an absolutely awful pun here today that frankly should be classified as a War Crime.

////

406
Targetpractice  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:01:48pm

re: #401 Kragar

It’s official. My brother is a married man.

Poor bas…I mean that’s great to hear.

/*ducks*

407
Feline Fearless Leader  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:03:25pm

Walk this morning in the nearby Nat. Wildlife Reserve. Ducks are starting to pass through migrating south. Above sample is the Green-winged Teal.

408
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:04:57pm

Could James Comey’s letter wind up a violation of the Hatch Act?
en.wikipedia.org

Of course, find a Republican who would prosecute him if it is.

409
Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:07:47pm

re: #408 Anymouse

To a layman view (mine), it seems to be tap-dancing very close to that line.

410
William Lewis  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:10:23pm

re: #407 Feline Fearless Leader

[Embedded content]

Walk this morning in the nearby Nat. Wildlife Reserve. Ducks are starting to pass through migrating south. Above is the Green-winged Teal.

Yummy, er, I meant Pretty! Yeah, that’s it :)

411
Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:13:13pm
412
Anymouse  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:14:39pm

re: #411 Ziggy_TARDIS

LOL.

413
Ziggy_TARDIS  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:18:31pm

Playing through Final Fantasy VII, I have thoughts.

A) Thank Allah the translation has been fixed. I am not being jarred out of the story every few minutes by a hilarious bungled translation.

B) Someone goofed up the music, because different Music is playing where there were previously different, and more appropriate songs. Sound effects are also a bit janky in places.

C) I am more sensitive than last time, so sad moments get to me more. At first, I thought I was past being scared or creeped out by the game, but Sephiroth is still fucking creepy. They did a great job with him as a villain, and he has held up, I think.

414
Eric The Fruit Bat  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:23:01pm

re: #341 Anymouse

Bennie’s Beverage Depot

That’s Binny’s. (They also purvey mighty fine cigars, too.)

— An ex-Chicagoland resident

415
prairiefire  Oct 28, 2016 • 9:56:42pm

re: #357 Reality Based Steve

I remember the oxygen creating party animals in tha Caymin Islands. I’m sure you’re reasonable.

416
GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 28, 2016 • 10:02:33pm

Anyone who is still in denial that it was Russian state actors who hacked the DNC and Posesta, hasn’t read this.

And if they are still in denial, they are Trump stooges.

417
SirMixALot  Oct 29, 2016 • 4:23:36pm

re: #88 allegro

I figure Obama appointed him, he should take care of this. Suspect he will and in fine fashion.

Obama has to fire him after the election. According to the Washington Post, FBI Directors are appointed for 10 years. Obama would leave Clinton in a horrible situation otherwise. The only reason I believe Obama would appoint a Republican is to get around Congressional obstruction. The FBI is involved in too many important security issues to have it go unmanned for too long. Democrats are screwed either way it seems.

That is a dangerous trait. The director of the FBI has great power at his disposal. Congress has seen to fit to provide FBI directors with nearly unfettered independence, including a 10-year term designed to stretch beyond any one president’s tenure.

washingtonpost.com

418
SirMixALot  Oct 30, 2016 • 3:24:36am

re: #301 Mattand

Seriously. Josh Marshall at TPM is making the case that Comey was being naïve about how his actions are impacting the election.

Josh has forgotten more about politics than I’ll ever know, but I think he’s wrong on this. Republicans at this point are so fucking out to lunch about Clinton (both of them) at this point, they’re willing to burn down the country to get rid of her.

Seriously, fuck Comey. He either knew what he was doing would help Trump, or he is allowing the FBI to manipulated by the GOP as an armed extension of Fox News.

That press conference that Comey gave in June or July that made it appear Clinton had done something wrong is all the proof you need that Comey is not naive and is politically motivated.


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Honey Glazed Apple Strudel : Recipe INGREDIENTS1 package of frozen croissant dough (hey I'm in a wheelchair!)1/2 c. breadcrumbs1/2 c. (1/2 stick) butter or margarine8 Apples (4 Granny Smith & 4 Honeycrisp)1/2 c. dried Montmorency cherries (optional)2 Tbsp rum or kirschwasser (optional)1/2 c. sugar1/4 c. ...
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Study: 4,500 Deaths a Year From High Europe Diesel Emissions Remember that time Europe encouraged diesel vehicles because they were thought to be more environmentally friendly? Between black carbon climate effects and cancer deaths that claim turns out to be specious. BERLIN (AP) — Researchers say there have been ...
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Marine Booted From Corps for Flying White Nationalist Banner One of two active-duty Marines arrested in May for hanging a white nationalist banner during a Confederate Memorial Day celebration has been booted from the service, Marine Corps Times reported on Sept. 12 — one month after violent clashes ...
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PETA Knows a Monkey Selfie Is Worth More Than a 1000 Word$ I'm going to play Devil's advocate here and say I'm not entirely sure when PETA (the non-profit animal rights organization whose 2016 numbers showed $50,577,357 in operating expenses, $67,034,918 in total revenue and net asset increases of $16,457,561) sued ...
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Nashville Porsche Driver Shoots Homeless Man in Row It's Tennessee so smart money says she gets away with attempted murder. A Tennessee woman is charged with attempted murder after she shot a homeless man who asked her to move her Porsche, police have said. Gerald Melton told ...
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Jidenna: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert (NSFW) Sept. 5, 2017 | Bobby Carter -- "Classic Man," the 2015 debut single from Nigerian-American MC Jidenna, caught everyone off guard. The song found him teetering between rapping and singing about elegance, politeness and Nat "King" Cole, and the ...
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Honey Saffron Challah INGREDIENTS:2 c. very warm water¼ tsp. saffron4 eggs½ c. light olive oil½ c. honey¼ c. sugar1 Tbsp. salt2 envelopes yeast8-9 c. unbleached bread flour (I prefer King Arthur) Crush saffron in 2 c. of very warm water. Let stand ...
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Dallas Protest Leader Dominique Alexander Arrested Again According to Alexander, he sold the company's services to several businesses that did not make good on their purchases. His former employer is coming after him for those unpaid funds, he says. "This is a civil issue. If I ...
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