Twitter Bans Two More of the Worst White Supremacist Leaders

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The people who run Twitter seem to finally be getting serious about shutting down some of the worst white supremacist and neo-Nazi accounts that have given the site a terrible reputation for hate speech and harassment.

Last month they banned a whole bunch of racist and white supremacist accounts, including Richard Spencer (who’s been in the media lately gloating about helping Trump win the election).

Now we have two more big suspensions to report; a few days ago they banned @rabite, whose real name is Andrew Auernheimer, a crony of infamous white supremacist troll Chuck C. Johnson who sports a big swastika tattooed on his chest, and recently hacked into a large number of wireless printers across the country to print flyers calling for the death of children.

And today we learned that another vile racist right winger and big Trump supporter has gotten the boot: @JaredWyand, seen in the image above. Wyand had 135,000+ followers when he was suspended.

Keep it up, Twitter. This should have been done a long time ago before they turned much of the site into a place where many people feel unsafe to visit, but better late than never.

This isn’t about free speech. Twitter has no responsibility to allow neo-Nazis and racist dirtbags to spread their evil ideology. We’ve seen exactly what happens when a large social site like Twitter refuses to deal with them because of a misguided and naïve idea of “free speech” for everyone; they run amok and ruin everything, spewing hatred and racism and harassing women and minorities relentlessly, driving decent people away.

It could be argued, in fact, that social networks like Twitter and Facebook, by failing to take action to stop the hatred and fake news spread by these people, played a big part in helping elect Donald Trump — the authoritarian crypto-fascist president-elect who is overwhelmingly supported by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Dec 9, 2016 • 3:35:27pm

But that’s okay, he still has Gab. That’s just as good, right?

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 3:41:24pm

re: #1 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

But that’s okay, he still has Gab. That’s just as good, right?

That nearly all Gab Nazi Twitter users still maintain Twitter accounts more than speaks for itself.

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lockjawcanbefun  Dec 9, 2016 • 3:45:38pm

re: #1 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

See a gab link in a twitter user’s profile = auto block.

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JasonA  Dec 9, 2016 • 3:46:13pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 9, 2016 • 3:47:29pm

re: #1 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

But that’s okay, he still has Gab. That’s just as good, right?

I imagine the inability to swarm their perceived enemies is a big negative for them. My experience on Conservative-dominate social media is that while they like circlejerking, they LOVE ganging up on those who dare disagree, and they’ll compete to see who can be the most obnoxious.

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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 3:49:40pm

Too bad Twitter didn’t do this a few months leading up to the election.

Too bad Comey is a fucking douchebag possibly foreign agent (yeah, I’m fucking serious).

Too bad our media sucks ass.

Too bad for our country.

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William Lewis  Dec 9, 2016 • 3:52:16pm

OT I suppose but not really. I just posted two pages about two of the most important photographic records of Japanese internment camps of WWII. It’s vital that we remember them as our incoming fascist/kleptocratic regime plans to do the same to our neighbors.

Please take a look at the places the pages link to.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 3:59:42pm

re: #5 Blind Frog Belly White

I imagine the inability to swarm their perceived enemies is a big negative for them. My experience on Conservative-dominate social media is that while they like circlejerking, they LOVE ganging up on those who dare disagree, and they’ll compete to see who can be the most obnoxious.

Being a recovering conservative that used to follow the usual suspect websites, I can attest from personal experience that this is 110% the case.

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makeitstop  Dec 9, 2016 • 3:59:50pm

Great video.

Prove It

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:01:22pm

re: #5 Blind Frog Belly White

I imagine the inability to swarm their perceived enemies is a big negative for them. My experience on Conservative-dominate social media is that while they like circlejerking, they LOVE ganging up on those who dare disagree, and they’ll compete to see who can be the most obnoxious.

Exactly, that’s why people like Chuck C. Johnson keep trying to get back on Twitter, because hanging around with fellow haters just doesn’t give them the same sick excitement as harassing and spewing hate at their enemies.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:03:26pm
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:06:30pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Exactly, that’s why people like Chuck C. Johnson keep trying to get back on Twitter, because hanging around with fellow haters just doesn’t give them the same sick excitement as harassing and spewing hate at their enemies.

And he does via WeSearchR and “Malik Obama.” Absolutely baffling why practically no one running Twitter can see that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:07:05pm

It’s a really good question. If you imagined that the GOP would be restrained by some belief in fairness, or principle, or anything like that, the last month should have disabused you of that notion. They’re even more corrupt, power hungry, and unprincipled as I ever imagined. How do you deal with that? I know some Dems are wishing we’d never used Reid’s ‘nuclear option’ because it gave the GOP an excuse to get rid of the filibuster altogether, but honestly, they act like people who think they’ll never be on the other side of the equation, or like people who know they’ll eventually lose and are trying to do as much damage as they can in the time they have, knowing it will take decades to undo.

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jhncsy  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:08:15pm

Would have been nice if they took it seriously a few years ago, but whatever. I’m quite sure that things can’t get any worse.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:09:18pm

I missed this because I blocked Wikileaks long ago. But hmmm…

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:10:58pm

Yesterday I was suspended from Twitter for posting this:

Go fuck yourself sideways with a rusty chainsaw.

It was in response to some racist troll comment.

I read their rules and I don’t think it violates any. It’s not a threat by any stretch IMHO. Anybody have any thoughts?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:11:57pm

re: #15 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I missed this because I blocked Wikileaks long ago. But hmmm…

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“I meant to do that!”

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William Lewis  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:12:17pm

re: #16 gocart mozart

Yesterday I was suspended from Twitter for posted this

It was in response to some racist troll comment.

I read there rules and I don’t think it violates any. It’s not a threat by any stretch IMHO. Anybody have any thoughts?

Just my default position:

Leave Twitter behind. It’s not worth it despite their pretense of cleanup.

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:17:17pm
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:19:23pm

re: #17 Blind Frog Belly White

“I meant to do that!”

Or even Urkel’s “Did I do that?”

That tweet… plus Giuliani declining the SoS post hours after President Obama’s announcement (the same Giuliani who freely asserted that the Trump campaign knew about Comey’s letter days beforehand)…

Something’s up.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:20:22pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Exactly, that’s why people like Chuck C. Johnson keep trying to get back on Twitter, because hanging around with fellow haters just doesn’t give them the same sick excitement as harassing and spewing hate at their enemies.

And like clockwork, Jared Wyand has registered another account already because these people need Twitter.

@JaredWyandd

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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:21:19pm

re: #16 gocart mozart

Yesterday I was suspended from Twitter for posting this:

It was in response to some racist troll comment.

I read their rules and I don’t think it violates any. It’s not a threat by any stretch IMHO. Anybody have any thoughts?

Likely reported as a threat or violence.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:22:16pm

re: #22 MsJ

Likely reported as a threat or violence.

Especially if they actually OWN a rusty chainsaw.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:24:59pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

And like clockwork, Jared Wyand has registered another account already because these people need Twitter.

@JaredWyandd

Looks like he’s used that as a backup account for awhile. The earliest tweet is from December 1. (Not surprising, many of them register backup accounts preemptively.)

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:28:17pm

Actually I think that’s a fake account by someone trolling Wyand. Just looked though some more of the tweets and there’s a lot of anti-Trump stuff.

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:28:39pm
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b.d.  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:29:03pm

Great job of Twitter getting rid of that trash.

Now, can they ban all of the journalists so they can actually go back to work exposing crap rather than them playing grab ass with each other all day, every day?

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:30:04pm
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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:31:22pm
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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:32:11pm

re: #28 gocart mozart

Unfortunately, Trump supporters have no reality and won’t believe it.

And I fear the rest of us, the majority of voters, have no recourse.

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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:33:35pm

re: #30 MsJ

Unfortunately, Trump supporters have no reality and won’t believe it.

And I fear the rest of us, the majority of voters, have no recourse.

On another note, we’ll finally see a “CT” trump supporting morons won’t believe.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:33:56pm

re: #25 Charles Johnson

Yup. There’s a string of successive tweets aimed at Jared’s account, along with Donald’s account, likely as bot-driven trolling replies.

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:34:40pm
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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:36:26pm
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b.d.  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:37:02pm

re: #33 gocart mozart

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Dems are going to fight the nominees but I also hopefully see McCain and Graham being a thorn in Trump’s ass. Another other Rs that will stand up?

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Frankie Five Angels  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:37:20pm

MSNBC, for fuck’s sake, ENOUGH with the Trump rallies.

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b.d.  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:39:34pm

re: #36 Frankie Five Angels

MSNBC, for fuck’s sake, ENOUGH with the Trump rallies.

I haven’t turned on any cable news since election night and I haven’t missed anything at all. (I did check the channels hunting, to no avail, coverage of an earthquake)

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nines09  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:40:02pm

re: #36 Frankie Five Angels

MSNBC, for fuck’s sake, ENOUGH with the Trump rallies.

Magical Balance Fairy Network. They are as hollow as Mitch McConnell’s heart. Say a few things about relevant damage the GOP does, then back to regularly scheduled bending over.

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:41:06pm
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:43:08pm

re: #30 MsJ

Unfortunately, Trump supporters have no reality and won’t believe it.

And I fear the rest of us, the majority of voters, have no recourse.

If it’s as bad as I think it is… and the level of corruption extends throughout the entire GOP, including Pence, Rudy Giuliani, Paul Ryan, Cruz, McConnell and the like… we could be in for a true crisis.

An already unpopular government** suddenly gets even MORE unpopular before they fuck with everything. At best. At worst, they defy the law because they see themselves AS the law.

** The GOP represents a decided minority, and let us not forget that.

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:43:12pm
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:43:57pm

re: #36 Frankie Five Angels

MSNBC, for fuck’s sake, ENOUGH with the Trump rallies.

Quid pro quo for allowing Trump to continue as EP for The Apprentice.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:44:10pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

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Wise words from a wise man.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:44:29pm
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lawhawk  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:45:38pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

That’s why the GOP will go after car/truck fuel economy standards because that’s low hanging fruit. Then they’ll roll back smokestack emissions rules, making it easier for power generators to emit pollutants, which will make downwind jurisdictions have an even tougher time trying to deal with bad air quality with no recourse given the GOP control upwind.

Of course, businesses realize that modernizing HVAC systems will bring them efficiencies that mean a return on their investments - NYC is taking the lead on this in getting commercial and residential buildings to upgrade their HVAC systems to high efficiency systems. Citylab had a piece just this past week about how the heating systems in older buildings were designed to pump out endless amounts of heat to counter having open windows (because that’s how public health officials thought people could be healthier and avoid certain diseases/ailments).

Trump’s EPA is looking to roll back all kinds of efficiency and emissions rules - claiming that it’d be good for business. That’s wrong. It’d be good for polluters - the kind of people who right now are trying to circumvent the rules. Sure, some are pointing to the rollback as a sop to the coal industry, but energy producers are realizing that natgas is far more efficient than coal - both in terms of being able to build new plants and in ongoing operations. Natgas needs smaller footprint, can receive fuel from nearby gas mains rather than stockpiling coal on-site and needing railroad sidings for constant resupply, and the emissions are still a huge issue no matter what the GOP lies say about “clean” coal.

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:48:26pm

Trump’s role model

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stpaulbear  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:48:30pm

Someone at Balloon Juice suggested calling reps that were signing on as cosponsors of the Presidential Accountability Act, so I called Betty McCollum’s office to thank her for that and then just generally asking them to resist and don’t support them in fucking up every program that helps people survive.

While I was at it I called up Franken and Klobuchar’s offices and gave the same rant. I let them know that I’d back them up on everything they did, because I do actually support about 95% of what both of them do. The staffers seemed to be glad for the calls.

I still have my list of charities I want to donate to (science seems to be rising to the top right now), but I need to spend about $600 buck this month for car maintenance. My 2009 Vibe turned over 50,000 this month. It took me 11 months to put on 3000 miles since the last oil change (please don’t give me any Vibe hate. I really like mine).

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:49:18pm
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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:49:21pm

Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” is free on kindle right now. FYI.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:49:26pm
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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:50:03pm

re: #44 Charles Johnson

My brain is 30 seconds behind you Charles.

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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:50:31pm

re: #35 b.d.

Dems are going to fight the nominees but I also hopefully see McCain and Graham being a thorn in Trump’s ass. Another other Rs that will stand up?

Breath I’m not a holdin’.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:50:33pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

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Very bad.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:51:14pm
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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:51:25pm

re: #5 Blind Frog Belly White

I imagine the inability to swarm their perceived enemies is a big negative for them. My experience on Conservative-dominate social media is that while they like circlejerking, they LOVE ganging up on those who dare disagree, and they’ll compete to see who can be the most obnoxious.

Oh, absolutely. Twitter has one important thing that Gab lacks: victims. This is why they will never be satisfied with Gab.

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:53:06pm

Fuck Republicans. the whole lot of them

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:54:15pm

re: #6 MsJ

Too bad Twitter didn’t do this a few months leading up to the election.

Too bad Comey is a fucking douchebag possibly foreign agent (yeah, I’m fucking serious).

Too bad our media sucks ass.

Too bad for our country.

Too bad for the world.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:54:32pm

re: #50 Charles Johnson

Confirming my earlier suspicions. This is only the beginning.

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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:55:57pm
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stpaulbear  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:57:14pm

I hope that people are tweeting at Trump with the headline about S Korea’s impeaching their president. Hey, look, they can do it. It happens. Make him jumpy.

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makeitstop  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:57:23pm

re: #35 b.d.

Dems are going to fight the nominees but I also hopefully see McCain and Graham being a thorn in Trump’s ass. Another other Rs that will stand up?

Graham maybe. I’m not going to count on McCain to stand up to the Thug Cabal.

And remember - both of these guys talked a lot of talk when Bush was in office. But when it came time to vote, they’d just shut up, fall in line and vote like good little Republicans

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BeachDem  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:57:25pm

re: #35 b.d.

Dems are going to fight the nominees but I also hopefully see McCain and Graham being a thorn in Trump’s ass. Another other Rs that will stand up?

McCain? He said not to even bother him with talking about Trump until at least January. He doesn’t even want to hear it. McCain ain’t standing up for anyone or anything but McCain.

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BeachDem  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:59:03pm

re: #54 Charles Johnson

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Are his rallies following any particular theme, or just a random collection of madlibs, stream of consciousness rants and pre-festivus grievances?

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lawhawk  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:59:18pm

Heh.

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William Lewis  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:59:47pm

re: #60 stpaulbear

I hope that people are tweeting at Trump with the headline about S Korea’s impeaching their president. Hey, look, they can do it. It happens. Make him jumpy.

Aim it at Ayatollah Pence first. We need him in a cell before we take out the Thief In Chief.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 4:59:49pm

Evening Lizardim.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:01:44pm

re: #65 William Lewis

Aim it at Ayatollah Pence first. We need him in a cell before we take out the Thief In Chief.

Yep Trump-Pence is a Nixon-Agnew situation.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:02:04pm

re: #65 William Lewis

Aim it at Ayatollah Pense first. We need him in a cell before we take out the Thief In Chief.

Impeach Pence, then Ryan (if he’s implicated and refuses to resign) and then Trump.

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lawhawk  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:03:29pm

re: #68 Myron Falwell (no relation)

It’s good to get the order right - and given that everyone associated with this cabal knew or had reason to know of Trump and his criminality, then their failure to act is a violation of their Oath of Office - which requires fealty to the US Constitution.

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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:04:07pm

re: #68 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Impeach Pence, then Ryan (if he’s implicated and refuses to resign) and then Trump.

Pence and Ryan are too smart (politically astute) to fuck up that bad. They’re both horrible human beings but that’s pie in space thinking. If only….

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:04:49pm

What’s really regrettable is there’s no one even close to Gerald Ford in the modern GOP.

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Skip Intro  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:04:51pm

I’m sure this has already been posted, but here it is again.

Trump Considers FDA Chief Who Says People Should Use Medicines “At Their Own Risk”

Meet Jim “I’m not a physician but I play one at biotech company meetings” O’Neill.

President-elect Donald Trump is weighing naming as Food and Drug Administration commissioner a staunch libertarian who has called for eliminating the agency’s mandate to determine whether new medicines are effective before approving them for sale.

“Let people start using them, at their own risk,” the candidate, Jim O’Neill, said in a 2014 speech to a biotech group.

scientificamerican.com

Hell yes, what could possibly go wrong?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:05:24pm

re: #72 Skip Intro

I’m sure this has already been posted, but here it is again.

Trump Considers FDA Chief Who Says People Should Use Medicines “At Their Own Risk”

Meet Jim “I’m not a physician but I play one at biotech company meetings” O’Neill.

Jesus that’s dangerous shit.

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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:06:01pm

re: #70 MsJ

Pence and Ryan are too smart (politically astute) to fuck up that bad. They’re both horrible human beings but that’s pie in space thinking. If only….

And if either Pence or Ryan get a sniff that trump will be done, they’ll turn on him like a hyena on an injured gazelle.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:06:53pm

re: #69 lawhawk

It’s good to get the order right - and given that everyone associated with this cabal knew or had reason to know of Trump and his criminality, then their failure to act is a violation of their Oath of Office - which requires fealty to the US Constitution.

Okay, so, I seem to have missed something. Exactly why are we now rolling out the impeachment talk?

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:07:54pm

re: #75 thedopefishlives

Okay, so, I seem to have missed something. Exactly why are we now rolling out the impeachment talk?

Wishful thinking, IMO.

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Jack Burton  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:08:17pm

re: #75 thedopefishlives

Okay, so, I seem to have missed something. Exactly why are we now rolling out the impeachment talk?

There’s way too much partying and end-zone dancing at the 20 yard line going on right now.

Wait until there’s actual information and not BREAKING SPECULATION!!!111ty

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Skip Intro  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:08:18pm

re: #75 thedopefishlives

Okay, so, I seem to have missed something. Exactly why are we now rolling out the impeachment talk?

Desperation.

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lawhawk  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:09:05pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

As it is, the FDA has been dealing with issues with expedited medical devices not being safe or as effective as older tech. Expanding that to drugs is a bad thing.

If you were to say that the US would expedite meds and devices approved by the EU, that’s a different story, since the EU standards are similar to US. But that’s not what’s happening here.

Trump’s looking to gut the regulatory scheme at agency after agency opening the door for corruption, and ineffective or dangerous drugs getting on the market before their efficacy is known.

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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:09:35pm

re: #76 Big Beautiful Door

Wishful thinking, IMO.

Unfortunately.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:09:58pm

re: #77 Jack Burton

There’s way too much partying and end-zone dancing at the 20 yard line going on right now.

Wait until there’s actual information and not BREAKING SPECULATION!!!111ty

Which I happen to agree with, but what are we speculating on? Realize that I effectively live in a bubble all day every day, mostly intentionally.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:10:53pm

re: #70 MsJ

Pence and Ryan are too smart (politically astute) to fuck up that bad. They’re both horrible human beings but that’s pie in space thinking. If only….

Political astuteness for those two went out the window when they willingly associated themselves with the Trump campaign.

They put party over country long ago.

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Skip Intro  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:11:07pm

re: #81 thedopefishlives

We’re at stage 3 of the five stages of death, bargaining.

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bratwurst  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:11:23pm
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gocart mozart  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:11:54pm
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stpaulbear  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:12:13pm

re: #59 gocart mozart

My crazy wingnut sister apparently posted something on her facebook page that Christmas is a pagan holiday. I blocked her so I’m getting this news from my youngest sister. What wingnut churches believe that? She’s deep into some cultish stuff.

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Jack Burton  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:12:17pm

re: #81 thedopefishlives

Which I happen to agree with, but what are we speculating on? Realize that I effectively live in a bubble all day every day, mostly intentionally.

Speculating on the Obama Administration releasing *actionable* evidence that the Russians rigged the election.

Most likely wishful thinking.

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lawhawk  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:12:38pm
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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:14:10pm

re: #87 Jack Burton

Speculating on the Obama Administration releasing *actionable* evidence that the Russians rigged the election.

Most likely wishful thinking.

Yeah, that isn’t going to happen. Despite the fact that the Drumpf presidency will effectively be like dropping a cherry bomb in the toilet, releasing proof that the Russians hacked the election and got Drumpf elected would be equivalent to flushing a suitcase nuke down said toilet.

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Dave In Austin  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:16:24pm

re: #89 thedopefishlives

Fuck’em. All avenues or none.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:16:52pm
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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:17:12pm

re: #87 Jack Burton

Speculating on the Obama Administration releasing *actionable* evidence that the Russians rigged the election.

Most likely wishful thinking.

I was referring moreso to the CIA document above which is pants-shittingly scary in itself.

I’ll blame myself for assisting in snowballing the impeachment stuff. I wasn’t really intending to go in that direction, especially since I have better odds of winning the Powerball lotto without buying a ticket.

There’s some stuff that’s scaring the shit outta me in this, though.

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William Lewis  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:17:29pm

Of course thinking about Ayatollah Pence made wonder if he’d get the joke if you handed him an old copper farthing and told him it was worth more than him…

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:17:29pm

re: #91 Charles Johnson

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Grenell has some nerve to complain about fake news.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:19:02pm

re: #83 Skip Intro

We’re at stage 3 of the five stages of death, bargaining.

Well, we all gotta go sometime!

The Simpsons - Homer goes thru all 5 Kubler-Ross stages in record time.

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stpaulbear  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:19:07pm

re: #75 thedopefishlives

Okay, so, I seem to have missed something. Exactly why are we now rolling out the impeachment talk?

I started it at comment 60. Sorry…

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:19:10pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:19:44pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

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Of course.

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Skip Intro  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:20:18pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

And half the country will believe them.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:20:27pm

re: #90 Dave In Austin

Fuck’em. All avenues or none.

Here’s my problem: We release proof that the Russians threw the American election. That effectively kicks off a second cold war, because we all know that Putin is basically Drumpf riding a bear, and he won’t countenance being made to look bad. Now we’re right back where we started, with 25 years of political progress flushed down the drain.

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Skip Intro  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:21:28pm

re: #100 thedopefishlives

The difference is that Trump will side with Russia and the whole thing will just go away.

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Frankie Five Angels  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:23:06pm

re: #64 lawhawk

And I am stealing this idea for tonight, by the way.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:23:07pm

re: #101 Skip Intro

The difference is that Trump will side with Russia and the whole thing will just go away.

Drumpf presidency versus a second cold war. I’m honestly not sure which of those I prefer, which is scary in and of itself. The problem is that Drumpf may avert a cold war, but may wind up starting a hot one…

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:23:37pm

re: #74 MsJ

And if either Pence or Ryan get a sniff that trump will be done, they’ll turn on him like a hyena on an injured gazelle.

It’s so much of a shitshow that I can’t tell if that’s an improvement.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:24:14pm
106
Skip Intro  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:24:29pm

re: #103 thedopefishlives

No matter how badly Trump fucks up he’ll deny it and the media will support him.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:25:16pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

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Yet another wingnut fantasy shot down in flames. I wonder when these people are going to figure out they all got completely played?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:25:28pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

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Hey Trumpers, you done got used. Congratulations assholes. Trump doesn’t care about locking her up at all. He just wanted to use your deluded belief that she should be locked up to get power.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:26:04pm

re: #107 thedopefishlives

Yet another wingnut fantasy shot down in flames. I wonder when these people are going to figure out they all got completely played?

What I’m worried about them is them finding out they got played and taking it out on the wrong people. Trump is a goddamn con artist.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:26:34pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

What I’m worried about them is them finding out they got played and taking it out on the wrong people. Trump is a goddamn con artist.

My “I TOLD YOU SO” instinct is almost overwhelming at this point. Fucking idiots, the lot of them.

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Frankie Five Angels  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:26:42pm

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stpaulbear  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:27:49pm

re: #107 thedopefishlives

Yet another wingnut fantasy shot down in flames. I wonder when these people are going to figure out they all got completely played?

They all just went “Oh. I don’t care”. The old info erased. New orders from leader.

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b.d.  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:27:53pm

re: #105 Charles Johnson

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LOL! Suckers!

Whoa—chant of “lock her up!” from the crowd, Trump replies: “That plays great before the election - now we don’t care”

Hahahahahaha……………oh wait, I’m f*cked now too.

F-you you dumbass, skullf*ckingly stupid Trump voters

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:29:01pm

re: #112 stpaulbear

They all just went “Oh. I don’t care”. The old info erased. New orders from leader.

That’s my point. Clearly, this incident isn’t going to register on their scale of betrayal. What will it take? Drumpf is obviously completely aware of just how brain-dead moronic his supporters are.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:29:11pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:29:13pm

re: #110 thedopefishlives

My “I TOLD YOU SO” instinct is almost overwhelming at this point. Fucking idiots, the lot of them.

I’m usually a caring person but I have little to no sympathy for them. We tried warning them about him but they didn’t want to fucking hear it. They’re the ones who stupidly thought Trump was going to be their hero.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:31:28pm

re: #103 thedopefishlives

Drumpf presidency versus a second cold war. I’m honestly not sure which of those I prefer, which is scary in and of itself. The problem is that Drumpf may avert a cold war, but may wind up starting a hot one…

As soon as Putin interfered with the Ukranian government, a second cold war was inevitable.

If anything, refusing to release any damning information - should there be any - would make the already bad situation even worse.

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Skip Intro  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:31:43pm

re: #116 HappyWarrior

They still think that, and when he isn’t they’re not going to be blaming him. It will be the Dems, the liberal media, the “others” who are at fault. That’s who they’ll be going against.

And Trump and his gang will just sit back and laugh.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:32:50pm

re: #118 Skip Intro

They still think that, and when he isn’t they’re not going to be blaming him. It will be the Dems, the liberal media, the “others” who are at fault. That’s who they’ll be going against.

And Trump and his gang will just sit back and laugh.

Yep. Bunch of goddamn suckers.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:33:03pm

re: #113 b.d.

LOL! Suckers!

Hahahahahaha……………oh wait, I’m f*cked now too.

F-you you dumbass, skullf*ckingly stupid Luthor voters

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Stanley Sea  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:33:49pm

re: #115 Charles Johnson

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Hell, he could hold a press conference.

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Frankie Five Angels  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:33:58pm

re: #116 HappyWarrior

I have ZERO sympathy for them. ZERO. And that includes my mother and her side of the family.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:34:02pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

What I’m worried about them is them finding out they got played and taking it out on the wrong people. Trump is a goddamn con artist.

At their mentality? Probably never.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:35:43pm

re: #122 Frankie Five Angels

I have ZERO sympathy for them. ZERO. And that includes my mother and her side of the family.

That’s where I am at this point too. They voted for someone clearly unfit for the job because they hate Clinton that much. Fuck them.

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Scottishdragon  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:35:46pm

re: #72 Skip Intro

I’m sure this has already been posted, but here it is again.

Trump Considers FDA Chief Who Says People Should Use Medicines “At Their Own Risk”

Meet Jim “I’m not a physician but I play one at biotech company meetings” O’Neill.

scientificamerican.com

Hell yes, what could possibly go wrong?

What the holy fuck??

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:36:10pm

re: #123 Myron Falwell (no relation)

At their mentality? Probably never.

True or if they do realize they got played, they’ll just blame it on the left as they always do.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:36:11pm

The return of the Twitter Gulag…this time it’s personal!

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:38:24pm

re: #126 HappyWarrior

True or if they do realize they got played, they’ll just blame it on the left as they always do.

Damn ebil libruls using their stupid reverse psychology to trick us into believing in TRUMP!!!!!

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:38:27pm

re: #126 HappyWarrior

True or if they do realize they got played, they’ll just blame it on the left as they always do.

Which is fortunately very predictable.

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BeachDem  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:39:25pm

So, other than to stir up some bad feelings between Democrats and to provide a post-election opportunity to bash Hillary, what is the purpose of Chris Hayes and Bernie Sanders doing a townhall in Wisconsin to see “why Democrats lost?”

Never mind—I guess I answered my own question. Spit.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:39:34pm

re: #129 Myron Falwell (no relation)

Which is fortunately very predictable.

Very. They’re convinced that the left is out to ban their religion, take their guns, etc, all the while they support a party and ideology that repeatedly fucks them over and then they say “Thank you sir may I have another.”

132
Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:40:07pm

Can you imagine if a sitting President got banned from Twitter? My God…

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:41:12pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:41:27pm

re: #130 BeachDem

So, other than to stir up some bad feelings between Democrats and to provide a post-election opportunity to bash Hillary, what is the purpose of Chris Hayes and Bernie Sanders doing a townhall in Wisconsin to see “why Democrats lost?”

Never mind—I guess I answered my own question. Spit.

Getting fucking tired of Bernie. How about instead of this shit, Bernie, we work on how we can win in the future instead of having a pissing match since Clinton didn’t do what you wanted. God I’m sick of this egotistical jerk and his delusions that he thinks he only understands working class voters.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:41:27pm

I wonder what Trump would have to say or do for the EC to go “oh no, fuck that” and vote against him?

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Amory Blaine  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:41:57pm

Scott Walkers teabag buddies in Wisconsin maintain a searchable database of all the names, addresses and sometimes phone numbers of the people that signed the recall petition. They were real big on “exposing” the signers.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:42:12pm

re: #135 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what Trump would have to say or do for the EC to go “oh no, fuck that” and vote against him?

“I promise to burn this country to the ground and piss on the ashes.”

Wait, no, that’d probably give him a unanimous vote.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:42:27pm

re: #135 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what Trump would have to say or do for the EC to go “oh no, fuck that” and vote against him?

Nothing. Electors are usually staunch party loyalists. I can’t see anything being enough for them to vote for Clinton over Trump.

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b.d.  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:42:47pm

re: #133 Charles Johnson

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Hillary hasn’t uttered a peep since the election, not much to rally around, if she is fine with it then I guess we are all screwed.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:42:54pm

re: #136 Amory Blaine

Scott Walkers teabag buddies in Wisconsin maintain a searchable database of all the names, addresses and sometimes phone numbers of the people that signed the recall petition. They were real big on “exposing” the signers.

What a bunch of petty assholes.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:43:52pm

re: #135 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what Trump would have to say or do for the EC to go “oh no, fuck that” and vote against him?

Outside of being a suicide bomber? Very little. There may be quite a bit of faithless electors, but not remotely enough to tip the scales. Most of them put party over country long ago.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:43:58pm

re: #137 thedopefishlives

“I promise to burn this country to the ground and piss on the ashes.”

Wait, no, that’d probably give him a unanimous vote.

Maybe if he said that Ronald Reagan sort of sucked, that might get them to turn on him. That would probably hurt him more with Republicans than any of the sexist, racist, or xenophobic language he’s used.

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Scottishdragon  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:44:34pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

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Going to say it here:

There is no fix for this. The country cannot remain as a functional single nation when two halves of the country have viewpoints utterly inimical to each other and have diametrically opposed constructions of basic facts and reality.

We can’t even debate with each other because we don’t even recognize the same facts as existing to create a basis for debate in the first place.

I honestly think a divorce of some sort is coming, and the question becomes of just how nasty it will be. California is not going to play along with a Dixified Red State federal govt that wants to have a national right to work law that suspends all state laws to the contrary…and California is the 8th largest economy in the world.

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thedopefishlives  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:45:01pm

re: #142 HappyWarrior

Maybe if he said that Ronald Reagan sort of sucked, that might get them to turn on him. That would probably hurt him more with Republicans than any of the sexist, racist, or xenophobic language he’s used.

Sexist? Meh. Racist? Actually kind of a positive. Xenophobe? Absolutely fuckin’ brilliant. Dare to insult Saint Ronald the Magnificent? STRING HIM UP!!!!!

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b.d.  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:45:21pm

re: #126 HappyWarrior

True or if they do realize they got played, they’ll just blame it on the left as they always do.

I see 3 types of wingnuts in our future:

1.) Trump is the best president ever no matter what he does.
2.) Bill Clinton told Trump to run as the ultimate evil plot.
3.) Chuck Schumer (or another Dem) is the reason Trump isn’t succeeding

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:46:48pm

re: #145 b.d.

I see 3 types of wingnuts in our future:

1.) Trump is the best president ever no matter what he does.
2.) Bill Clinton told Trump to run as the ultimate evil plot.
3.) Chuck Schumer (or another Dem) is the reason Trump isn’t succeeding

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:47:27pm
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Amory Blaine  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:47:31pm

I kind of hope Trump stays on Twitter.
*disclaimer

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:47:39pm

re: #133 Charles Johnson

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Kidding, right? Without proof that Trump knowingly conspired with Putin, nothing is keeping him out of the White House.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:48:20pm

re: #135 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what Trump would have to say or do for the EC to go “oh no, fuck that” and vote against him?

Shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue.

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Scottishdragon  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:49:18pm

re: #147 Charles Johnson

But Hillary emails Benghazi derp derp derp derp.

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b.d.  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:49:38pm

re: #149 Big Beautiful Door

Kidding, right? Without proof that Trump knowingly conspired with Putin, nothing is keeping him out of the White House.

Even with proof there is no way on earth that the GOP controlled Hill would do anything.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:49:48pm

re: #150 Big Beautiful Door

Shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue.

That would get him a near-unanimous red state vote.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:49:53pm

re: #143 Scottishdragon

Going to say it here:

There is no fix for this. The country cannot remain as a functional single nation when two two halves of the country have viewpoints utterly inimical to each other and have diametrically opposed constructions of basic facts and reality.

We can’t even debate with each other because we don’t even recognize the same facts as existing to create a basis for debate in the first place.

I honestly think a divorce of some sort is coming, and the question becomes of just how nasty it will be. California is not going to play along with a Dixified Red State federal govt that wants to have a national right to work law that suspends all state laws to the contrary…and California is the 8th largest economy in the world.

This is just silly. We have problems, but nothing remotely as bad as 1861.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:50:07pm

re: #139 b.d.

Hillary hasn’t uttered a peep since the election, not much to rally around, if she is fine with it then I guess we are all screwed.

Obama is still President. I expect Hilary to become far more vocal after 1/20.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:50:44pm
157
BeachDem  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:51:48pm

re: #155 Eclectic Cyborg

Obama is still President. I expect Hilary to become far more vocal after 1/20.

Really, WTF can she say now that won’t have the Trumpers screaming SOUR GRAPES and the BoB’s screaming WE WOULDA WON WITH BERNIE.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:53:02pm

The thing about Trump is that he is so easily manipulated. I am more concerned about the army of nutjobs around him that have his ear vs the man himself.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:54:08pm

re: #157 BeachDem

Really, WTF can she say now that won’t have the Trumpers screaming SOUR GRAPES and the BoB’s screaming WE WOULDA WON WITH BERNIE.

Exactly; there really isn’t anything she can say. GOP electors won’t be swayed by anything she says, and she doesn’t have the charisma or inclination to inspire a massive citizen movement to paralyze the country with demonstrations unless the election results are reversed.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:55:21pm

re: #158 Eclectic Cyborg

The thing about Trump is that he is so easily manipulated. I am more concerned about the army of nutjobs around him that have his ear vs the man himself.

Nutbag Mike Flynn; climate change deniers; banksters. Its a motley crew.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:56:13pm

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b.d.  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:56:35pm

re: #155 Eclectic Cyborg

Obama is still President. I expect Hilary to become far more vocal after 1/20.

After 1/20 I don’t need to ever hear from her again. I would say that she can go and speak in front of Goldman Sachs but all of those folks will have new jobs.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:56:59pm

And, that’s all Republicans in the House & Senate will keep saying if the President makes any report public.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:57:14pm

re: #154 Big Beautiful Door

This is just silly. We have problems, but nothing remotely as bad as 1861.

I wish I was that optimistic. The level of division and hatred is horrifying.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:57:46pm

re: #161 Eclectic Cyborg

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That would be Steve Bannon.

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Resistance Is Not Futile  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:58:25pm

re: #157 BeachDem

Really, WTF can she say now that won’t have the Trumpers screaming SOUR GRAPES and the BoB’s screaming WE WOULDA WON WITH BERNIE.

I suspect she may be saying, “fuck all of you. I gave it two years of my life, worked my ass off, got more votes than any other candidate ever*, WON THE POPULAR ELECTION, and all I’m hearing is how I failed and you woulda done better. So do better, assholes.”

Although she’s a nicer person than I am and probably wouldn’t use those words.

*or is it any white male ever?

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William Lewis  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:58:32pm

re: #143 Scottishdragon

Going to say it here:

There is no fix for this. The country cannot remain as a functional single nation when two two halves of the country have viewpoints utterly inimical to each other and have diametrically opposed constructions of basic facts and reality.

We can’t even debate with each other because we don’t even recognize the same facts as existing to create a basis for debate in the first place.

I honestly think a divorce of some sort is coming, and the question becomes of just how nasty it will be. California is not going to play along with a Dixified Red State federal govt that wants to have a national right to work law that suspends all state laws to the contrary…and California is the 8th largest economy in the world.

Plus the coastal regions of Washington and Oregon. The inland would fight against it though. Perhaps they might leave for Idaho & Wyoming if paid off…

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William Lewis  Dec 9, 2016 • 5:59:44pm

re: #154 Big Beautiful Door

This is just silly. We have problems, but nothing remotely as bad as 1861.

I wish I could believe that but I don’t. The bonfire has been built & soaked in kerosene and LOX. All that’s needed is a spark.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:00:34pm

re: #164 Myron Falwell (no relation)

I wish I was that optimistic. The level of division and hatred is horrifying.

The reality is that the vast majority of Americans are not that into politics. They voted or not and went on with their lives. People like us who deeply care about policy are a small minority.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:03:46pm

re: #135 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what Trump would have to say or do for the EC to go “oh no, fuck that” and vote against him?

Start talking gibberish while a stain forms on his pants.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:05:12pm

re: #72 Skip Intro

I’m sure this has already been posted, but here it is again.

Trump Considers FDA Chief Who Says People Should Use Medicines “At Their Own Risk”

Meet Jim “I’m not a physician but I play one at biotech company meetings” O’Neill.

scientificamerican.com

Hell yes, what could possibly go wrong?

Here’s hoping when the zombie apocalypse starts because of this he’s one of the first to get his brains eaten.

172
stpaulbear  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:06:30pm

re: #159 Big Beautiful Door

Exactly; there really isn’t anything she can say. GOP electors won’t be swayed by anything she says, and she doesn’t have the charisma or inclination to inspire a massive citizen movement to paralyze the country with demonstrations unless the election results are reversed.

There isn’t anything she can say, but I bet she’ll still be doing whatever she can. Just because she’s not in our ears doesn’t mean she’s doing nothing. She’s not going to be worrying about not meeting the fucking public’s expectations of her.

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nickzi  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:07:46pm
@rabite, whose real name is Andrew Auernheimer

I’d suggest adding the fact that this repellent individual is better known as “weev” online. Just in case anyone doesn’t make the connection.

en.wikipedia.org

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Scottishdragon  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:08:29pm

re: #154 Big Beautiful Door

This is just silly. We have problems, but nothing remotely as bad as 1861.

We happen to be more polarized now than anytime since 1865 according to several historians I have read. Maybe your analysis differs.

As I see it, the country is coming apart and we cannot even discuss what is wrong because half of the populace listens to or reads propaganda designed specifically to promote ignorance, fear and anger.

Also, we are now in a scenario similar to that of Athens at the end of the Peloponnesian War where every battle had to be won…or the war is lost. Trump and his cabinet pick and actions are demonstrating that. Everything…everything gained under the last 45 years may be erased in the next 4.

What do we do when basic civil liberties come under sustained attack? Trump has threatened freedom of speech quite specifically. The newspaper owned by his son in law published an op-ed urging federal investigation of protesters nationwide. We are looking at a likely wholesale ideological purge of the federal workforce…and that is something they bragged about last July!

What do Democratic states start doing at that point when their own laws get over-ridden by Trump? Nullification?

The essential myth of this country…that you can do anything and be anything as long as you work hard and play by the rules…has been thrown away and trashed. Our founding contradictions of “All men are created equal” and “White lives tend to matter a hell of a lot more than others” (among others) are not being resolved.

Not. Being. Resolved.

I don’t believe they will be. Not after what we have seen this last year.

We are coming apart. And people are being well paid to make it happen.

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makeitstop  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:11:32pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

So this is going to be the right wing reaction to any news that makes them look bad: they’ll just label it “fake news” with a nasty smirk.

The same treatment they give to accusations of racism. DARVO.

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nickzi  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:13:56pm

re: #154 Big Beautiful Door

The paranoid sections of the populace are now armed with massively more firepower than they were in 1861. There are more channels for rapid dissemination of hatred. And, of course, there is more in the way of vulnerable, essential infrastructure just waiting to be hacked or bombed by the crazies. Add in nuclear weapons, possible biological and/or chemical weapons and a populace probably more bitterly divided than ever, with an increasing tendency to self-segregate socially, economically and racially and no authority figures with enough credibility or charisma to bring the nation together and I think the case that we are now in a worse situation than 1861 looks pretty reasonable.

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Myron Falwell (no relation)  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:16:21pm

re: #169 Big Beautiful Door

The reality is that the vast majority of Americans are not that into politics. They voted or not and went on with their lives. People like us who deeply care about policy are a small minority.

75% of registered voters in California voted. I’d think that they are acutely aware of what’s going on.

Pretty sure it’s a different story in, say, Bumfuck County, Wyoming.

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Shiplord Kirel  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:16:44pm

It’s taken me a while to sort out my feelings about the passing of John Glenn. It has been one of the few times in my life that I have shed tears for someone I did not know personally. It is hard to explain just how much he meant to some of my generation, a hero and patriot for the ages. He was a war hero to be sure, in the desperately brutal struggle against the Japanese Empire, and again against Kim Il Sung’s ambition in the Korean War.
His major achievement, his monument, was an achievement of peace though. His first orbital flight was every bit as courageous and risky as any feat of arms. We know now that his chances were put at 50/50, no better. He knew that, of course, but he went anyway.
He was a tremendous and personal inspiration. I wrote to him shortly after the flight (I was 12 then, about to turn 13). I explained that my dad was in the Air Force and I wanted to be a pilot and possibly an astronaut. The response I got was undoubtedly prepared by NASA PR but I treasured it nevertheless. It advised me to study hard and believe in myself. I did not do as much of that as I could have, but by God I did become a pilot, though not an astronaut.
We are honored to have had him with us this long.
Fair skies and green lights, Missileman.

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makeitstop  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:18:18pm

re: #103 thedopefishlives

Drumpf presidency versus a second cold war. I’m honestly not sure which of those I prefer, which is scary in and of itself. The problem is that Drumpf may avert a cold war, but may wind up starting a hot one…

I don’t think Trump is about averting anything.

He’s a wholly owed subsidiary of the Kremlin, bought and paid for.

Putin’s aim is to take this country over, and Trump will just look the other way while he does it.

I’d rather risk a civil war, TBH.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:21:54pm

re: #163 FormerDirtDart

To Sen. McConnell: Do I have that right, turtle man? If your country’s foreign intelligence agency finds evidence that another country screwed with the most recent US election, to your benefit, it’s a sign of partisan politics?

You do realize how guilty this makes you look? That it appears you were aware of this ratfucking and were cool with it?

Yet you call liberals traitors.

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makeitstop  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:44:54pm

re: #163 FormerDirtDart

McConnell raised doubts..and made clear..he would consider any effort..to challenge the Russians publicly an act of partisan politics

Siding with Russia over our own government. The bastard.

20th century Republicans would have beaten McConnell to a pulp live on C-SPAN for this.

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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:56:38pm

re: #154 Big Beautiful Door

This is just silly. We have problems, but nothing remotely as bad as 1861.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 6:57:18pm

re: #154 Big Beautiful Door

This is just silly. We have problems, but nothing remotely as bad as 1861.

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MsJ  Dec 9, 2016 • 7:02:23pm

re: #179 makeitstop

I don’t think Trump is about averting anything.

He’s a wholly owed subsidiary of the Kremlin, bought and paid for.

Putin’s aim is to take this country over, and Trump will just look the other way while he does it.

I’d rather risk a civil war, TBH.

With trump’s penchant for expressing his desire to nuke things, I’m not sure I’d risk civil war.

We’re fucked no matter what.

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John_Manyjars  Dec 9, 2016 • 7:23:52pm

re: #47 stpaulbear

They seem like good cars


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Why You Can’t Take a Flag to a National Cemetery Why You Can't Take a Flag to Arlington (or other national veteran cemeteries) Stars and Stripes, reprinting with permission an article from the Washington Post, explains why you cannot take a flag to Arlington National Cemetery (or any other ...
Anymouse 🌹
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Another Democrat Starting Trump Impeachment Process Come on guys, get behind the bill. All of us. we should get behind this bill as it emerges as fast as we attacked the BCA. Following Donald Trump’s equivocating of white supremacists and those who oppose them in ...
Unshaken Defiance
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How Militias Became the Private Police for White Supremacists Magazine Guns to a protest? Clubs? We can not tolerate anti American militias. The bloody weekend in Charlottesville that began with several hundred chanting white supremacists on a torch-lit march will long be remembered for the searing image of a ...
Unshaken Defiance
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Starting in 2018, Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty Can Be Transported by EMS to Veterinary Clinics ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Ambulances are for people. It’s always been the law of the land. In Illinois, it'll soon be "almost always". Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed House Bill 2661, Tuesday. It will allow police dogs to ...
Birth Control Works
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The New War on Birth Control - Pacific Standard Although it wasn't clear at the time, the attack on Phillips marked the beginning of a new anti-contraception movement—conceived in the U.S., but unfolding in Africa, where women's frustrations with the dearth of safe, effective family planning options are ...
Birth Control Works
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M83 - Do It, Try It (David Wilson Video) M83 - Do It, Try It video by David Wilson. Following the video's premiere at Sundance Next Fest it is now available to watch online. The track is taken from M83's seventh studio album Junk, available to buy & ...
Thanos
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Marvel’s the Defenders It’s all coming together. Learn about The Defenders from the stars themselves: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones. Marvel’s The Defenders premieres globally August 18, 2017, only on Netflix. Watch The Defenders on Netflix: netflix.com SUBSCRIBE: ...
Thanos
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AG Madigan Issues Guidelines for Responding to Sexual Assault Crimes “We took a comprehensive look at why sexual assault survivors rarely report their crimes to law enforcement, and it was clear that our criminal justice system can and must respond, investigate and better support survivors,” Illinois Attorney General Lisa ...
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This 91-Year-Old Woman Just Earned Her Bachelor’s Degree After 10 Years of Studying The back-to-school commercials have started airing. The summer reading lists are coming due. It’s almost that time of year. And if students aren’t quite looking forward to getting back into their classrooms this month for another school year, the ...
Birth Control Works
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Give the Gift of LifeCJ was a good kid, he was a gentle soul. I could see a little of his mother and father in him. I didn't know we were alike in one way, that we were both addicts, until he was brain ...
Shropshire Slasher
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