The Bob & Chez Show: Spicer Land

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob & Chez Show:

Spicer Land: The Trump Crisis Day 87; China is saber rattling with ICBMs; The Dakota Access Pipeline and KeystoneXL are back on; Trump rants to congressional leadership about conspiracy theories; Trump’s White House leaking like a bucket with no bottom; The pointless executive orders; Trump embarrasses himself at CIA headquarters; Sean Spicer’s battle with facts and Dippin Dots; and more.

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415 comments

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:03:07pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:03:09pm

I’m so old, I remember when alternative facts were called lies.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:04:16pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:09:56pm

Reposted from downstairs:

Just emailed my contacts at the national battlefield, since I am the unit coordinator for the re-enactment coming up. How the hell are we supposed to put on a re-enactment when the national park service cannot communicate with the pubic and with the units coming to participate?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:11:03pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:14:27pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart

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I consider myself well informed, but before I clicked on this page I had never heard of liezette or whatever it is called. Are they on the d list of conservative outlets.

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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:14:53pm

🎵And in the name of, The Lollipop Guiiiilllld, We’d like to welcome you to Trumpkin Land!🎵

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:15:24pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart

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Well of course.

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Moebym  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:16:24pm

re: #3 FormerDirtDart

We really are pretty much fucked.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:16:46pm

Okay as far as the claim about this being normal in new administrations. I saw plenty of press releases from the DOA in the early months of the Obama admin. Maybe I should be looking for something else but this strikes me as a lie because even in transition, the agencies still need to update people who depend on that agency with relevant news.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:17:04pm

Swallow what you’re drinking, put down any fragile or sharp items…

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:17:38pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:18:29pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:18:33pm

re: #11 FormerDirtDart

Swallow what you’re drinking, put down any fragile or sharp items…

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So you admit you’re a hypocritical asshole with no integrity Mitch. Go get lost in an abandoned mine in Kentucky, you weasel.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:18:53pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

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At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if Alex Jones eventually gets Spicer’s job.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:19:01pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:19:22pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart

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Imagine that.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:19:46pm

I fucking hate these scumbags

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:19:48pm

But we’ll hear they were all working unlike those lazy bums who weren’t working on that day that every usually has off.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:20:31pm

Thanks, Trump.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:20:32pm

Evening Lizardim from the Make Minnesota Snowy Again country.

(Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

We’re supposed to get a minor snowfall tonight into tomorrow, which is, predictably, going to sour my work day tomorrow. Alas, poor Yorick. Nevertheless, everything else is going okay - and especially now that I hear that wesearchr got the boot from Twitter. Anyone know if that is permanent? I admit I did not read through the comments of the article, merely scanned the headlines. (TL;DR)

How go things among the lizardfolk during this calm before the storm?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:21:13pm

re: #18 Timothy Watson

I fucking hate these scumbags

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Yeah one of my wingnut distant cousins was using a Geller link to smear her. If she really believed in Shariah, she wouldn’t be pro-choice or pro-LGBT, you fuckwits.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:23:08pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:24:12pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

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Alternative facts, Charles. Just remember that.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:24:26pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

Yeah one of my wingnut distant cousins was using a Geller link to smear her. If she really believed in Shariah, she wouldn’t be pro-choice or pro-LGBT, you fuckwits.

But what about the Gay-Shariah axis?!?!?!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:25:05pm

re: #25 Timothy Watson

[wingnut]But what about the Gay-Shariah axis?!?!?![/wingut]

The Gay-Shariah-Atheist Entente.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:25:59pm

At least my wingnut cousin only did one post whining about the protests. Wingnut friend has to do it 10 times in 24 hours. We get it, you hate feminists.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:27:04pm

re: #27 HappyWarrior

At least my wingnut cousin only did one post whining about the protests. Wingnut friend has to do it 10 times in 24 hours. We get it, you hate feminists.

And liberals are hateful, but let me see how many different ways I can call women fat and stupid?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:27:46pm

re: #28 Timothy Watson

And liberals are hateful, but let me see how many different ways I can call women fat and stupid?

Yep. Man I love the guy like a brother (we go way way back) but he’s the last one that should be talking about people’s weight.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:28:30pm

Jesus Christ read this fucking thread right now.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:28:59pm

re: #28 Timothy Watson

And liberals are hateful, but let me see how many different ways I can call women fat and stupid?

They call women fat and stupid, and then wonder why no woman wants to go out with a “nice guy”.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:29:13pm
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Moebym  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:29:19pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Yep. Man I love the guy like a brother (we go way way back) but he’s the last one that should be talking about people’s weight.

A-ha. He’s probably projecting his own insecurity about his weight onto others. Classic wingnut behavior.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:29:22pm

re: #30 Scottish Dragon

Jesus Christ read this fucking thread right now.

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Agh.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:29:51pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

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They’re about to have their Twitter privileges revoked.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:30:44pm
@PressSec responds to questions about why Trump hasn’t met with civil rights leaders yet.
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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:31:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:31:36pm

re: #33 Moebym

A-ha. He’s probably projecting his own insecurity about his weight onto others. Classic wingnut behavior.

It’s sad honestly. He never was political outside the sometimes rant about how we need to drug test people on welfare but all a sudden he’s discovered he’s going ot be a wingnut. As I said it breaks my heart since he’s practically like a brother to me but his political nonsense really pisses me off. I unfollowed him for a while because almost all he posted was right wing bullshit . I decided to give him another shot since I thought with his “side” winning, he might have found a new hobby but nope still acting like the left is somehow uniquely prone to voilence and hate all the while he posts hateful shit.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:31:42pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:32:39pm

re: #39 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Aww damn.

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makeitstop  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:32:56pm

re: #16 Charles Johnson

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I can hear the cries of ‘fake news’ already.

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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:34:29pm

Climate tweets from Badlands NP have been scrubbed from the site. Non-climate tweets remain.

Edited: And Klys beat me to it!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:35:31pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

Not going quietly into the good night. My hats off to those brave souls.

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:35:33pm

The past 48 hours have seemingly demonstrated rather well how all those assurances that this country couldn’t go downhill because “the public” wouldn’t have it are failing in the face of how quickly a authoritarian regime can use the levers of power to rob “the public” of the information they need to make an informed choice.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:35:52pm

re: #42 austin_blue

Climate tweets from Badlands NP have been scrubbed from the site. Non-climate tweets remain.

This is what censorship looks like.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:35:56pm

re: #39 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Deleting tweets isn’t going to change reality.

If the Republicans have their way, they may actually screw up the climate to the point where it will make sense to stake out the worst of the deniers on beaches and let the rising sea level take care of business.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:36:07pm

re: #42 austin_blue

Climate tweets from Badlands NP have been scrubbed from the site. Non-climate tweets remain.

I still think they’re Badass National Park!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:36:50pm

dailykos.com
And remember guys, this is the same party that threw a fit when Obama wanted to address the nation’s school children and Lamar Smith thinks Americans need to get their news only from him. Oh and it’s not like Smith is some GOP noob, he’s a long part of their establishment. The GOP’s sickness isn’t Trump, the GOP’s sickness is itself.

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unproven innocence  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:37:11pm

re: #30 Scottish Dragon

Jesus Christ read this fucking thread right now.

congress.gov
Near bottom:

Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act

(Sec. 602) This title requires the general notice of proposed rulemaking by a federal agency to include the Internet address of a plain-language summary, not exceeding 100 words, of the proposed rule, which shall be posted on the regulations.gov website.

Transparency my ass.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:37:28pm

re: #45 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This is what censorship looks like.

What, banning a white supremacist who makes death threats isn’t censorship? //

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Sir John Barron  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:37:38pm

re: #42 austin_blue

Climate tweets from Badlands NP have been scrubbed from the site. Non-climate tweets remain.

wow

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:40:45pm

Agh going back to unfollow. I can’t take my timeline being bombarded with stupid right wing memes about how Chuck Schumer can’t tell Tom Cotton that if he had been around 8 years ago, he’d see how Obama was treated by the Republicans when Cotton was literally elected due to the Anti-Obama wave of 2010.

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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:41:19pm

re: #48 HappyWarrior

dailykos.com
And remember guys, this is the same party that threw a fit when Obama wanted to address the nation’s school children and Lamar Smith thinks Americans need to get their news only from him. Oh and it’s not like Smith is some GOP noob, he’s a long part of their establishment. The GOP’s sickness isn’t Trump, the GOP’s sickness is itself.

Ah, Lamar Smith, my Congress Critter:

A man so conservative he’ll only fly on airplanes w/ two right wings.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:41:59pm

re: #53 austin_blue

Ah, Lamar Smith, my Congress Critter:

A man so conservative he’ll only fly on airplanes w/ two right wings.

My condolences. I have a state senator who thinks spousal rape isn’t a thing and writes letters to Assad.

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:43:07pm

You’ve the regime muzzling all critics under it direct authority, the press that is questioning the regime being replaced with loyal sycophants, and even members of the opposition party saying that there are some fights not worth having because a nominee “promises” he’ll look into something to mollify them.

But hey, “it can’t happen here…”

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:44:06pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:44:32pm

I see the NYT will get shut down tomorrow morning.
“Press Secretary Affirms that Trump Believes Lie of Millions of Illegal Voters”

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:44:53pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:46:16pm

re: #56 Scottish Dragon

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What happened to Drumpf and that big semi truck full of valuable supplies during the campaign season? Oh, wait, that was just another lie? NO PROBLEM!

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:46:21pm

re: #58 Scottish Dragon

Y’all voted for him.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:46:44pm

re: #59 thedopefishlives

He’s sending boxes of Play-Doh

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:47:41pm

re: #37 Myron Falwell

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:47:43pm

re: #60 Ace Rothstein

Y’all voted for him.

Actually, I think I’ve read that the counties most affected by the storms were majority African-American and voted for Hillary. So that might be another reason they won’t get any assistance. :/

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:47:45pm

re: #58 Scottish Dragon

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“We need a businessman in power to get the economy running again!” seems sort of hollow when the economy is wrecked by a natural disaster and the businessman is too busy securing his power to give a shit.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:49:41pm

Mama mia that’s a some a Spicer meatball

1969 Alka Seltzer “Spicy Meatball” Commercial

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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:49:45pm

re: #44 Targetpractice

The past 48 hours have seemingly demonstrated rather well how all those assurances that this country couldn’t go downhill because “the public” wouldn’t have it are failing in the face of how quickly a authoritarian regime can use the levers of power to rob “the public” of the information they need to make an informed choice.

The problem is that this also rises the level of distrust and anger towards the government. The deleted tweets live on and validate the GOP’s mission to deliberately misinform.

Try as they will to suppress, information will leak out from some back channel or another. Rogue EPA staffers often went behind Reagan’s back and mailed policy proposals to the World Wildlife Fund so as to embarrass him.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:49:52pm

The shit is literally piling up faster than I can keep up with. I subscribe to the NYT, the Washington Post, follow all the top political journalists on twitter and watch the MSNBC lineup and I still cannot keep up with the fucking horror.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:50:55pm

re: #67 Scottish Dragon

The shit is literally piling up faster than I can keep up with. I subscribe to the NYT, the Washington Post, follow all the top political journalists on twitter and watch the MSNBC lineup and I still cannot keep up with the fucking horror.

I only follow LGF, and yet, every time I come here, I discover ten new things that I really, really, really wish I didn’t know had happened during the day.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:51:11pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:51:28pm

re: #55 Targetpractice

You’ve the regime muzzling all critics under it direct authority, the press that is questioning the regime being replaced with loyal sycophants, and even members of the opposition party saying that there are some fights not worth having because a nominee “promises” he’ll look into something to mollify them.

But hey, “it can’t happen here…”

The only thing here that surprises me is this ridiculous stupidity of Congressional Democrats voting for the likes of Ben Carson as a nominee.

Ben Carson is a Republican. Republicans are pathological liars. Therefore everything Carson has said at his nomination hearings is lies and can’t be relied on for anything. So WTF is up with otherwise sensible people, like Senator Warren, voting for this garbage?

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:51:43pm

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Targetpractice  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:51:57pm

re: #66 Myron Falwell

The problem is that this also rises the level of distrust and anger towards the government. The deleted tweets live on and validate the GOP’s mission to deliberately misinform.

Try as they will to suppress, information will leak out from some back channel or another. Rouge EPA staffers often went behind Reagan’s back and mailed policy proposals to the World Wildlife Fund so as to embarrass him.

The regime is playing the Putin playbook, get people so mixed up between fact and fiction that they just throw their hands up in frustration and decide that its too complicated to pay attention to. Note how quickly the Russian hacking story is getting buried under the tantrums over inauguration numbers and illegal votes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:52:47pm

re: #55 Targetpractice

You’ve the regime muzzling all critics under it direct authority, the press that is questioning the regime being replaced with loyal sycophants, and even members of the opposition party saying that there are some fights not worth having because a nominee “promises” he’ll look into something to mollify them.

But hey, “it can’t happen here…”

At some point, it becomes irreversible.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:55:31pm

re: #71 Unshaken Defiance

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And I’m sure that some of those agencies are required by law to provide certain reports and data sets to the public and Congress.

Not to mention FOIA.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:56:40pm

re: #11 FormerDirtDart

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:57:35pm

God…I’m ready to bite the next person I see that tries to “But Hillary…” or “Bernie woulda…” in any conversation about the current torrent of Trump tragedies. I’m fucking amazed how many people need to couch their worries about Trump with BS about how Hillary was just as bad or maybe worse than what we’re getting. It’s fucking utter reprehensible bullshit, and shows they’re more worried about relegislating the primary ad infinitum rather than actually trying to hold Trump accountable.

re: #69 jaunte

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:57:43pm

re: #73 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

At some point, it becomes irreversible.

That I don’t believe. Not easy, but doable.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:58:22pm

re: #76 Citizen K

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:58:26pm

re: #73 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

At some point, it becomes irreversible.

Ninety days ago? November 9th?

I think so.

I want to punch many more people than just Nazis.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:58:32pm

re: #72 Targetpractice

They’re trying everything but the kitchen sink. If dousing Spicer with gasoline at the podium and setting him on fire helps to distract, then they’ll do just that.

It also doesn’t change the very likelihood that Trump is mentally unhinged and close to suffering a catastrophic nervous breakdown. Which makes this even more pants-shittingly scary.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:58:46pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Maybe you should just agree with him - “You’re right! Fat people DON’T deserve any respect! They DO totally suck!”
He’ll either get it or he won’t.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 2:59:27pm

Here’s a delightful bit of news. dailykos.com

The White House is installing senior aides atop major federal agencies to shadow the administration’s Cabinet secretaries, creating a direct line with loyalists who can monitor and shape White House goals across the federal bureaucracy.

The arrangement, described by four people involved in the transition planning, appears designed to help the White House maintain control over its priorities despite pledging to give Cabinet secretaries unusual autonomy. Having senior advisers reporting to both the agency chiefs and the White House could spur early tensions and create conflicts with that pledge of autonomy.

“They want to keep kind of a West Wing-infused attachment to the agencies,” said a person familiar with the arrangement. “There will be tentacles from the White House to these agencies. … The effort is to demonstrate that all points lead back to certain people,” such as Donald Trump’s son-in-law, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, or chief of staff Reince Priebus.

As I recall, political officers were used in Soviet bureaucracies in order to enforce ideological discipline.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:00:27pm

re: #82 EPR-radar

Here’s a delightful bit of news. dailykos.com

As I recall, political officers were used in Soviet bureaucracies in order to enforce ideological discipline.

Do they get a spiffy commissar uniform and everything?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:00:57pm

re: #77 wrenchwench

That I don’t believe. Not easy, but doable.

not doable without great upheaval and calamity

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:01:01pm

re: #60 Ace Rothstein

Y’all voted for him.

That county didn’t. It’s predominately black.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:01:51pm

re: #75 lawhawk

[So, screwing over whoever is nominated with a rusty pitchfork stuck sideways? I’m up for that. Comity and all that.]

Of course, I read that as,
‘Comey and all that.’

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:02:33pm

re: #84 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

not doable without great upheaval and calamity

Beats living with it.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:02:51pm

re: #83 Timothy Watson

Do they get a spiffy commissar uniform and everything?

…with nice brown shirts…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:03:06pm

re: #86 wrenchwench

Of course, I read that as,
‘Comey and all that.’

I can’t read Comey and not think of Joseph Kony.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:04:01pm

re: #87 wrenchwench

Beats living with it.

Seriously. I’m not going to give up and accept it. Fuck that shit. If people want to think the world has ended and we’re all doomed, fine, but then get the fuck out of my way.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:04:03pm

From a non-wingnut friend who I used to be in High School Dems with, the radical left.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:04:54pm

re: #87 wrenchwench

Beats living with it.

I am trying to optimistic, but even my sense of humor is taxed.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:05:40pm

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am trying to optimistic, but even my sense of humor is taxed.

Trump will reduce that tax!

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:06:25pm

re: #69 jaunte

The GOP is intending to gut the Wilderness Act, undermine the national park system, and open up millions of acres to development and mining so that a privileged few can profit while everyone else chokes on the consequences.

Oh, and undermining the national park system has real consequences - millions of jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars in economic activity are tied to the parks.

The GOP wants to strip federal control over land in the West, despite those counties with federal lands doing better than similarly situated non-federal land counties.

#GOPDontCare. This is about gutting everything that works in government for its own sake. It’s sabotaging government for personal profit. It’s kakistocracy. It’s a kleptocracy.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:06:36pm

re: #91 HappyWarrior

From a non-wingnut friend who I used to be in High School Dems with, the radical left.

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That’s the first evidence that I shouldn’t have abandoned high heels.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:06:47pm

Okay so yeah the news release stuff about Obama’s administration doing the same.
fsis.usda.gov

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:07:35pm

re: #95 wrenchwench

That’s the first evidence that I shouldn’t have abandoned high heels.

She skates with them better than I do with skater shoes. My one brother and one of my good friends were skaters when we were younger but being clumsy I could never do it.

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:08:21pm

re: #79 Sherlock Hound

Ninety days ago? November 9th?

I think so.

I want to punch many more people than just Nazis.

Just punch? (digs idly through collection of crowbars and croquet mallets)

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:08:45pm

re: #18 Timothy Watson

I fucking hate these scumbags

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Yeah, because nothing advances Sharia like women marching in the streets with “this pussy grabs back” signs. The salafis love that shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:09:33pm

re: #84 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

not doable without great upheaval and calamity

gonna be great upheaval and calamity either way.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:09:45pm

re: #91 HappyWarrior

From a non-wingnut friend who I used to be in High School Dems with, the radical left.

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….ok, I am legitimately impressed by that. Kickflips are hard enough without stiletto heels. How the hell did she do that?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:09:57pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:10:16pm

re: #99 The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)

Yeah, because nothing advances Sharia like women marching in the streets with “this pussy grabs back” signs. The salafis love that shit.

The funny in a dark way thing is the Muslim extremists probably think she’s trying to destroy Islamic womenhood with her beliefs and ways.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:10:42pm

Oh, my God. I saw a moderate/liberal friend of mine post a Snopes link about the Melania video. THREE DIFFERENT PEOPLE responded, saying that Snopes is “misinformation”.

*flips desk, lights on fire*

I’m done here. Away Team to Enterprise: Four to beam up. There is no intelligent life down here.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:11:02pm

re: #101 Citizen K

….ok, I am legitimately impressed by that. Kickflips are hard enough without stiletto heels. How the hell did she do that?

I have no idea. I’ve never been able to do a kickflip regardless. Not just in heels but those probably aren’t the most comfy clothes to skate in either.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:11:09pm

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:11:52pm

re: #104 thedopefishlives

Oh, my God. I saw a moderate/liberal friend of mine post a Snopes link about the Melania video. THREE DIFFERENT PEOPLE responded, saying that Snopes is “misinformation”.

*flips desk, lights on fire*

I’m done here. Away Team to Enterprise: Four to beam up. There is no intelligent life down here.

Snopes is liberally biaesd but Louder with Crowder and Shapiro’s whinefest would never lie to us!

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:12:07pm

re: #90 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Seriously. I’m not going to give up and accept it. Fuck that shit. If people want to think the world has ended and we’re all doomed, fine, but then get the fuck out of my way.

This is the attitude to have. I’m right there with you. Go big or go home.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:12:14pm

re: #106 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:12:29pm

re: #105 HappyWarrior

I have no idea. I’ve never been able to do a kickflip regardless. Not just in heels but those probably aren’t the most comfy clothes to skate in either.

I can’t stand properly on a skateboard to this day, I just don’t have the balance. I feel all the more inadequate now after seeing that.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:12:39pm

re: #106 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:12:57pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:13:28pm

re: #110 Citizen K

I can’t stand properly on a skateboard to this day, I just don’t have the balance. I feel all the more inadequate now after seeing that.

Yeah I always looked like a fool when I tried my brother or my one friend’s skateboard but I could at least tell myself “Well you can pitch a baseball better than them” and I can brag that I’ve pitched to someone who played in the World Series.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:13:39pm

re: #97 HappyWarrior

She skates with them better than I do with skater shoes. My one brother and one of my good friends were skaters when we were younger but being clumsy I could never do it.

When I was a kid, I held a rope pulled by my brother on his bike, as I laid on my stomach on a little skateboard with steel wheels. (I’m old) The guy who first got skateboards into Big5 and swimming pools in California lives here now.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:13:41pm

SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY JUST HELD UP PHOTOS OF INAUGURAL CROWDS + MADE A TRUMP APPOINTEE ADMIT TRUMP’S WAS SMALLER

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mmmirele  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:13:45pm

Well, that was…terrifying.

I was driving home from work going east on the 202 in Tempe, AZ when a car (Saturn Ion) ricocheted across four or five lanes of traffic, hit two vehicles in the HOV lane, then bounced back to the right side of the freeway, just in front of me and one lane over to the right. I don’t even remember braking, but I stopped short of this car. No damage to me or my vehicle, except to my nerves. The Ion was totaled, as was one of the other vehicles. The other, an SUV, was damaged on its right side. Amazingly, there was a woman with a yellow hazard bar on top of her sedan next to me. She flipped it on, got out of her vehicle and went to check on the Ion. I decided at that point I probably should just drive on and get out of the way of what was likely to be a messy accident scene.

I’m going to lay down now.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:15:22pm
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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:15:24pm

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:15:25pm

For all of you wondering what will happen next: m.dailykos.com.

There’s your encouragement: people marched to their Congresspeople’s offices and are going to do it every week.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:15:52pm

re: #114 wrenchwench

When I was a kid, I held a rope pulled by my brother on his bike, as I laid on my stomach on a little skateboard with steel wheels. (I’m old) The guy who first got skateboards into Big5 and swimming pools in California lives here now.

My brother skateboarded, snowboarded(still does actually), and tried out surfing. He was telling me a little about the history of all the sports. Apparently they surfed off the coast of Peru a bit too. Knew about the Polynesians.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:16:03pm

re: #115 jaunte

SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY JUST HELD UP PHOTOS OF INAUGURAL CROWDS + MADE A TRUMP APPOINTEE ADMIT TRUMP’S WAS SMALLER

Awesome.

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Moebym  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:16:23pm

re: #79 Sherlock Hound

I want to punch many more people than just Nazis.

Same. Third-party voters, non-voters…I could go on.

And someone on another blog just told me not to hate third-party voters. Hey, they didn’t vote for Trump either, so we’re on the same side now! Let’s just all get along, so stop being all upset at them, okay?

Um, no.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:16:33pm

re: #117 jaunte

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That’s the right statement to make. Hold him to it.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:16:58pm

re: #113 HappyWarrior

Yeah I always looked like a fool when I tried my brother or my one friend’s skateboard but I could at least tell myself “Well you can pitch a baseball better than them” and I can brag that I’ve pitched to someone who played in the World Series.

It feels extra goofy when I see people skating in the city (and not just kids, but people in full business suit riding in to the train on a freakin’ longboard) that have the balance to multitask with their phones out without falling over.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:17:04pm

re: #115 jaunte

SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY JUST MADE A TRUMP APPOINTEE ADMIT TRUMP’S WAS SMALLER

OK, there should be an ellipsis in there…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:17:26pm

re: #122 Moebym

Same. Third-party voters, non-voters…I could go on.

And someone on another blog just told me not to hate third-party voters. Hey, they didn’t vote for Trump either, so we’re on the same side now! Let’s just all get along, so stop being all upset at them, okay?

Um, no.

They were the ones calling us just as bad for supporting Clinton or some of them even suggested she was worse.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:17:39pm

re: #116 mmmirele

{{{mmmirele}}}

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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:18:02pm

re: #90 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Seriously. I’m not going to give up and accept it. Fuck that shit. If people want to think the world has ended and we’re all doomed, fine, but then get the fuck out of my way.

THIS. I’m with you.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:18:04pm

re: #116 mmmirele

Glad you are okay.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:18:18pm

re: #124 Citizen K

It feels extra goofy when I see people skating in the city (and not just kids, but people in full business suit riding in to the train on a freakin’ longboard) that have the balance to multitask with their phones out without falling over.

You can put a skater in a suit and he’s still a skater I guess. People would be surprised seeing me in my work clothes that I’ve got three tattoos beneath that tweed blazer and pants.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:19:23pm

re: #118 Timothy Watson

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:19:34pm

re: #90 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Seriously. I’m not going to give up and accept it. Fuck that shit. If people want to think the world has ended and we’re all doomed, fine, but then get the fuck out of my way.

I’m with you too. I’m planning on volutneering for some campaigns. Eye is to defeat Trump in 2020 but we got a lot of elections till then so I’m going to work on local ones hat will defeat his proxies and for causes.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:19:45pm

re: #115 jaunte

You know what bothers me, it isn’t the crowd size lies. It’s the goddamned scam that the Administration is pulling on the nation gutting every social policy and piece of social progress over the past 50 years.

Environmental protections? Pick the guy who wants to gut environmental regs.
Financial protections? Pick the people who are not only from Goldman Sachs (and they’re here to help themselves) but are pushing anti-employee policies.
Voting and civil rights? Yeah, they’re under assault too.

But yeah, we’ve got ourselves a bunch of eggs wondering what progress… I have to wonder if progress got lost in the English-Russian translator.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:19:57pm

re: #111 thedopefishlives

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:20:28pm

re: #118 Timothy Watson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:20:32pm

re: #110 Citizen K

I can’t stand properly on a skateboard to this day, I just don’t have the balance. I feel all the more inadequate now after seeing that.

I can barely stand properly on a flat non-moving surface.

really sucks getting old sometimes…

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:20:43pm

I was thinking about the “Trump’s blocking agencies from talking” “No, it’s normal procedure” thing going on. I wonder if we need to adhere to a 24 hour rule. I worry that if we don’t do something like that, we’re going to be the ones to get played, especially if it turns us into part of the “I don’t know who to trust for information” pattern that Bannon would like.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:21:17pm

re: #137 Belafon

I was thinking about the “Trump’s blocking agencies from talking” “No, it’s normal procedure” thing going on. I wonder if we need to adhere to a 24 hour rule. I worry that if we don’t do something like that, we’re going to be the ones to get played, especially if it turns us into part of the “I don’t know who to trust for information” pattern that Bannon would like.

You make a good point.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:21:28pm

re: #134 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:21:43pm

re: #133 lawhawk

gutting every social policy and piece of social progress over the past 50 years.

This is what we get after the GOP has been able to successfully frame that as “redistribution” and “welfare for lazy blacks” for the last 30 years.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:23:27pm

re: #140 jaunte

This is what we get after the GOP has been able to successfully frame that as “redistribution” and “welfare for lazy blacks” for the last 30 years.

And the blame for that lies on the GOP establishment that tried to distance itself from Trump when they thought he would lose. I’m hoping that in a cruel twist of fate for them that they get tied to Trump.

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calochortus  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:23:36pm

re: #134 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:23:42pm

re: #139 thedopefishlives

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:23:51pm

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:24:03pm

re: #130 HappyWarrior

You can put a skater in a suit and he’s still a skater I guess. People would be surprised seeing me in my work clothes that I’ve got three tattoos beneath that tweed blazer and pants.

True. It still weirds me out that I saw a dead ringer for Chris Dodd, white hair and all, on a longboard out here before. That’s when I realized how ubiquitous skateboards were as a mere mode of transportation.

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

I can barely stand properly on a flat non-moving surface.

really sucks getting old sometimes…

You have age as an excuse. I got nothin’.

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Moebym  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:24:15pm

re: #126 HappyWarrior

They were the ones calling us just as bad for supporting Clinton or some of them even suggested she was worse.

Their votes were practically for Trump. They thought Trump would be better than Clinton. Some are now imploring all of us to get behind Trump because he’s the President now. For all intents and purposes, they supported him and continue to do so. These people are not on our side.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:24:17pm

re: #142 calochortus

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:25:08pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:25:18pm

I want to teleport through my iPhone and slap Josh Barro upside the head right now.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:25:41pm

re: #143 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:26:01pm

re: #146 Moebym

Their votes were practically for Trump. They thought Trump would be better than Clinton. Some are now imploring all of us to get behind Trump because he’s the President now. For all intents and purposes, they supported him and continue to do so. These people are not on our side.

I’m not interested in hearing where Bernie wants us to go as a party either. I do appreciate he supported Clinton but I don’t respect that he wants to try to tell the Dems where to go as a party when he won’t even formally join.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:26:47pm

re: #137 Belafon

I was thinking about the “Trump’s blocking agencies from talking” “No, it’s normal procedure” thing going on. I wonder if we need to adhere to a 24 hour rule. I worry that if we don’t do something like that, we’re going to be the ones to get played, especially if it turns us into part of the “I don’t know who to trust for information” pattern that Bannon would like.

This is not normal. At all.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:27:08pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:27:08pm

re: #150 thedopefishlives

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:28:01pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

He may just end that too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:28:20pm

re: #151 HappyWarrior

I’m not interested in hearing where Bernie wants us to go as a party either. I do appreciate he supported Clinton but I don’t respect that he wants to try to tell the Dems where to go as a party when he won’t even formally join.

I realize that the Democrats were facing a two-front war in 2016: first an attempt at a takeover from an independent outsider, and then they had to do a quick about-face to deal with the GOP, which had been taking great advantage of that takeover war to engage in some weapons-grade ratfucking.

And it worked.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:28:52pm

re: #154 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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IngisKahn  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:29:29pm

re: #116 mmmirele

Yikes.
::checks traffic map::
Looks like I’m taking the 60 home.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:29:47pm

I also really don’t like that our future isn’t being made into whether one supported Sanders or Clinton. Take the DNC chair battle, Ellison, whom I like supported Sanders and Perez, whom I also like supported Clinton. Whoever replaces DWS as Party Chair should be selected on their own merits no who they supported in the primaries. Personally, I lean Perez, I think he’s probably a bit more ready for it than Ellison but I wouldn’t object to eitehr.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:29:49pm

re: #133 lawhawk

You know what bothers me, it isn’t the crowd size lies. It’s the goddamned scam that the Administration is pulling on the nation gutting every social policy and piece of social progress over the past 50 years.

Environmental protections? Pick the guy who wants to gut environmental regs.
Financial protections? Pick the people who are not only from Goldman Sachs (and they’re here to help themselves) but are pushing anti-employee policies.
Voting and civil rights? Yeah, they’re under assault too.

But yeah, we’ve got ourselves a bunch of eggs wondering what progress… I have to wonder if progress got lost in the English-Russian translator.

This is why it pisses me off to read of Congressional Democrats providing any votes for Trump’s cabinet. I can’t think of any of them that are worth giving Republicans bipartisan cover for. Republicans need to own their shit.

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wrenchwench  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:29:52pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:34:28pm
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DuckDharma  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:34:41pm

re: #25 Timothy Watson

Well, she does believe in Sharia but I guess tries to promote it as progressive from what I’ve seen on twitter. Not really encouraging to see this line of argument re: Saudi Arabia, to be honest.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:36:29pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

This is not normal. At all.

Agree. So, how do we not get played and yet still be accurate? I don’t mind telling everyone that Trump is trying to turn us into an authoritarian state, which I did today, at work, with a guy who is right of center (he studied to be a minister and then decided that he didn’t like the evangelical take on things). But we still have to deal with it as it’s playing out.

The coworker is worried about what Trump, and Republicans for that matter, are doing.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:37:39pm
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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:37:51pm

re: #162 Charles Johnson

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:37:59pm

re: #157 thedopefishlives

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:38:12pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:38:33pm

re: #67 Scottish Dragon

The shit is literally piling up faster than I can keep up with. I subscribe to the NYT, the Washington Post, follow all the top political journalists on twitter and watch the MSNBC lineup and I still cannot keep up with the fucking horror.

Most Americans don’t care. They’re talking about football.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:38:40pm

.re: #165 FormerDirtDart

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Wish she had gotten more no votes. She’s not qualified.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:38:42pm
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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:39:01pm

re: #70 EPR-radar

The only thing here that surprises me is this ridiculous stupidity of Congressional Democrats voting for the likes of Ben Carson as a nominee.

Ben Carson is a Republican. Republicans are pathological liars. Therefore everything Carson has said at his nomination hearings is lies and can’t be relied on for anything. So WTF is up with otherwise sensible people, like Senator Warren, voting for this garbage?

Not just Warren, either. Every fucking Dem on that committee. Make me want to puke.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:39:21pm

re: #171 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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FFS.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:39:36pm

Just…fuck these people.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:40:06pm

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

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Just…fuck these people.

I guess he had economic anxiety. Seriously, this is exactly why I have no desire to make nice with them at all.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:41:17pm

re: #167 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:41:35pm

re: #117 jaunte

Trump only likes vets who don’t need medical care, just like the rest of the GOP.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:41:48pm

Pretty sure the NTSB should be investigating this too…

Utah officials investigating cause of crash in which a passenger train smashed into a FedEx truck.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:43:18pm

re: #177 Skip Intro

Trump only like vets who don’t need medical care, just like the rest of the GOP.

He likes vets that kiss his ass. Sad to say some of the biggest Trump asskissers I know are vets or have close family that are. Why? I don’t know.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:43:27pm

re: #168 jaunte

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One more step toward turning us into Russia West, apparently.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:43:41pm

re: #169 Skip Intro

Most Americans don’t care. They’re talking about football.

Yes, the next two weeks are a great time for Trump to pile it on…

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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:43:56pm

re: #178 FormerDirtDart

Pretty sure the NTSB should be investigating this too…

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Does anyone have any soap?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:44:06pm

re: #180 Citizen K

One more step toward turning us into Russia West, apparently.

Pence is probably bugging Trump to get Putin’s advice on how to “Anti Gay Propaganda” laws.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:44:11pm

re: #147 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:44:22pm

re: #118 Timothy Watson

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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:45:05pm

re: #180 Citizen K

One more step toward turning us into Russia West, apparently.

Amerika is being used as a how-to guide.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:45:24pm

re: #179 HappyWarrior

He likes vets that kiss his ass. Sad to say some of the biggest Trump asskissers I know are vets or have close family that are. Why? I don’t know.

Three little letters: GOP. Vets have a fixation on the Republican Party, perceiving Democrats as a threat to the military establishment.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:46:46pm

re: #178 FormerDirtDart

Wow, those crossing gates are just a LITTLE delayed…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:47:38pm

re: #187 thedopefishlives

Three little letters: GOP. Vets have a fixation on the Republican Party, perceiving Democrats as a threat to the military establishment.

Yeah I know. It’s honestly sad because one of these guys, his politics aside is a decent guy. He had a really nice post he made to me when I “came out” on FB as on the autistic spectrum and we had a nice time re-connecting at our reunion a few years back. I respect the hell out of his military service but it really saddens me that he sees the GOP as actually caring about him when they clearly don’t.

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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:47:39pm

re: #188 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Wow, those crossing gates are just a LITTLE delayed…

Maybe they got sluggish in the cold?

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:48:15pm

re: #172 BeachDem

Not just Warren, either. Every fucking Dem on that committee. Make me want to puke.

It’s not necessarily terrible if they vote to approve a few of the nominees — even some who are incompetent. Otherwise, their votes would all be attacked as obstructionism and ignored. However, if they actually stand together against the really heinous nominees — which consists of most of them — they could gain support, that they are really not rejecting nominees just to reject them but that they have serious and thoughtful objections. Perhaps that could give them the ability to attract a couple from the other side to prevent approval. I’m grasping at straws here.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:48:28pm

re: #188 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Wow, those crossing gates are just a LITTLE delayed…

The horse had definitely left the barn.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:48:33pm

I bet you Trump isn’t even reading those orders, he is just signing whatever shit they put in front of him.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:48:35pm

re: #190 austin_blue

Maybe they got sluggish in the cold?

This happens a lot. I’ve heard on the radio around here that sometimes the express lanes on the freeway have to be closed past their usual hours because the arms are jammed due to the grease freezing up.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:49:03pm

Time for post dinner work out though guys. Maybe on later.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:49:26pm

re: #187 thedopefishlives

Three little letters: GOP. Vets have a fixation on the Republican Party, perceiving Democrats as a threat to the military establishment.

I have a number of them in my family. And those are the stories that I put on facebook now, especially since my uncle, who had a major stroke and depends on the VA, voted for Trump.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:49:27pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:49:39pm

re: #195 HappyWarrior

Time for post dinner work out though guys. Maybe on later.

Please do. I’ll be here, probably lightly intoxicated and thanking my lucky stars that I don’t have to run a deployment tonight.

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Romantic Heretic  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:50:17pm

re: #11 FormerDirtDart

They really are completely without self awareness, aren’t they?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:51:00pm

re: #181 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, the next two weeks are a great time for Trump to pile it on…

It’s also an all-or-nothing grab, especially when Trump completes his inevitable mental implosion. Selling off your stocks based on advanced knowledge.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:51:20pm

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Sleep. Obey. Conform.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:54:30pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:54:41pm

re: #169 Skip Intro

Most Americans don’t care. They’re talking about football.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:54:51pm

re: #178 FormerDirtDart

Pretty sure the NTSB should be investigating this too…

Utah officials investigating cause of crash in which a passenger train smashed into a FedEx truck.

49 U.S. Code § 1131 - General authority

(a)General.—

(1) The National Transportation Safety Board shall investigate or have investigated (in detail the Board prescribes) and establish the facts, circumstances, and cause or probable cause of—
….

(C) a railroad accident in which there is a fatality or substantial property damage, or that involves a passenger train;

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:54:56pm

re: #135 HappyWarrior

re: #185 The Vicious Babushka

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:57:29pm

re: #204 FormerDirtDart

What NTSB? Just another waster of taxpayer’s money that would be better spent as tax breaks for billionaires, if you ask me.

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 3:57:44pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:00:32pm

Does this mean Atheists can be called Alt Christians now??

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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:03:18pm

re: #160 EPR-radar

This is why it pisses me off to read of Congressional Democrats providing any votes for Trump’s cabinet. I can’t think of any of them that are worth giving Republicans bipartisan cover for. Republicans need to own their shit.

This—a thousand times this.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:03:36pm

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s not necessarily terrible if they vote to approve a few of the nominees — even some who are incompetent. Otherwise, their votes would all be attacked as obstructionism and ignored. However, if they actually stand together against the really heinous nominees — which consists of most of them — they could gain support, that they are really not rejecting nominees just to reject them but that they have serious and thoughtful objections. Perhaps that could give them the ability to attract a couple from the other side to prevent approval. I’m grasping at straws here.

Congressional Republicans are the scum of the earth and have absolutely no shame. Therefore it is pointless for Democrats to pick and choose between normal awful Republican shit and especially awful Republican shit. All of it should be opposed. No possible Republican defections from the worst of their shit (which are extremely unlikely anyway) will depend on score-keeping of prior votes by Democrats.

If a miracle happens and a Republican nominee or proposal is useful, then Democrats can vote for it and explain why.

This is part of why Democrats lose too often. If one is going to run vs. Republicans, voting against them routinely is a prerequisite.

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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:03:45pm
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lawhawk  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:05:58pm

re: #178 FormerDirtDart

That tractor trailer driver is mighty lucky.

I was hearing that the gates were stuck/frozen in upright position, though after the crash it looks like they finally came down. My guess is that the sensor that trips the gates to come down got stuck so the gates didn’t come down warning the drivers of the oncoming train.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:06:16pm

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

I bet you Trump isn’t even reading those orders, he is just signing whatever shit they put in front of him.

I’m betting that he is unable to read them.

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TedStriker  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:08:32pm

re: #193 Eclectic Cyborg

I bet you Trump isn’t even reading those orders, he is just signing whatever shit they put in front of him.

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m betting that he is unable to read them.

Blazing Saddles (3/10) Movie CLIP - Harrumphing with the Governor (1974) HD

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:09:00pm

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m betting that he is unable to read them.

Without glasses I doubt he can even see them.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:12:01pm

re: #170 HappyWarrior

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Wish she had gotten more no votes. She’s not qualified.

But she’s someone who won’t try to destroy the UN and would probably try to work with other ambassadors. She is so much better than most that he might have selected.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:17:06pm

This 1-month-old pug puppy was rescued after it got stuck in an underground water pipe

Unfortunately, there’s no one coming to rescue all of us from the mess we’re stuck in for the next four years

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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:17:10pm

re: #165 FormerDirtDart

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As if I wasn’t in a bad enough mood already—now I have to look at a picture of Nikki Haley! Arrgggh.

Rant undercover, because it is a rant about a local thing.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:18:23pm

re: #216 Hecuba’s daughter

But she’s someone who won’t try to destroy the UN and would probably try to work with other ambassadors. She is so much better than most that he might have selected.

Cynical me says that’s because the GOP is planning to withdraw us from the UN.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:18:26pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:18:29pm

Senate Republicans Won’t Refute Trump’s Lie That Millions Voted Illegally

Of course they won’t. This way they can pass even more laws to suppress the vote.

huffingtonpost.com;

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:19:30pm

re: #220 Charles Johnson

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:19:50pm

re: #219 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I have no doubt at all that you are correct. Anybody know how complicated a process that would be?

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calochortus  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:20:06pm

re: #219 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Cynical me says that’s because the GOP is planning to withdraw us from the UN.

You can tell because they appointed a non-caucasian female.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:20:20pm
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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:21:03pm

re: #181 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, the next two weeks are a great time for Trump to pile it on…

As a long-time Patriots fan, I hate that the yam has even succeeded in ruining the Superbowl for me.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:21:03pm

re: #225 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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I predict that “alternative fact” will be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, trending term of all of 2017.

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calochortus  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:21:52pm

re: #222 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Can that be done with an EO? I mean, he can sign anything he wants, but can he enforce it?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:22:21pm

re: #226 BeachDem

As a long-time Patriots fan, I hate that the yam has even succeeded in ruining the Superbowl for me.

I’m sorry. (To be fair, a number of folks on the team contributed. Hello Tom Brady, your talent with the football is only exceeded by your complete and utter lack of humanity.)

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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:22:52pm

re: #228 calochortus

Can that be done with an EO? I mean, he can sign anything he wants, but can he enforce it?

Trump is the GOP Frankenstein. They won’t care.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:23:27pm

re: #228 calochortus

Can that be done with an EO? I mean, he can sign anything he wants, but can he enforce it?

The GOP have a bill in the House to make the withdrawal happen. Whether it goes anywhere is more up in the air, but…

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:24:01pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:24:20pm

I like it, but still can’t think of a reason why I, or anyone else, might need an Alexa

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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:25:42pm

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s not necessarily terrible if they vote to approve a few of the nominees — even some who are incompetent. Otherwise, their votes would all be attacked as obstructionism and ignored. However, if they actually stand together against the really heinous nominees — which consists of most of them — they could gain support, that they are really not rejecting nominees just to reject them but that they have serious and thoughtful objections. Perhaps that could give them the ability to attract a couple from the other side to prevent approval. I’m grasping at straws here.

In theory, that may be true, but for Ben Carson, who has no experience whatsoever to lead HUD, and who, the week before his appointment, said himself that he did not have the experience or background to lead a federal bureaucracy—for this moron to receive total support in committee is really pathetic.

Yeah, there are worse (Betsy DeVos, the thing of which nightmares are made and others) but Carson is pretty damn bad to have not had one Dem on the committee vote against him.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:26:04pm

re: #233 FormerDirtDart

I like it, but still can’t think of a reason why I, or anyone else, might need an Alexa

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Amazon likes it’s science fiction easter eggs. Someone found a Mass Effect one for Alexa a couple weeks ago.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:26:26pm

re: #233 FormerDirtDart

I like it, but still can’t think of a reason why I, or anyone else, might need an Alexa

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Need? Naw. But it’s definitely a fun toy, if you’re into high tech.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:26:44pm
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Interesting Times  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:26:53pm

Well, fuck. She should probably change her name to Cassandra :/

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:27:21pm

re: #233 FormerDirtDart

I like it, but still can’t think of a reason why I, or anyone else, might need an Alexa

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You don’t want a device listening to everything you say in your house?

Me neither, but I imagine they’ll soon be mandatory for making America Great Again by finding people who have WrongThoughts.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:27:24pm

OK, someone needs to update their résumé

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:27:51pm

re: #237 Charles Johnson

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Remember, this is what Drumpf believed the office of the President did. He thought he just waved his magic pen, and things happened ex nihilo. Zero understanding of government process. Expect abuse of power to be rampant in this administration, due to a fundamental misunderstanding of how the whole thing actually works.

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Interesting Times  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:28:44pm

re: #240 FormerDirtDart

OK, someone needs to update their résumé

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Ha. Wanna bet it’s someone who knew they’d be fired anyway, and said to themselves, “Fuck y’all, imma go out swinging”?

Edited to add: Okay, that tweet’s a parody, but what I said still applies to whoever wrote the climate change tweets from the real account.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:28:56pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:29:24pm

re: #240 FormerDirtDart

OK, someone needs to update their résumé

should have seen it coming

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:30:10pm

re: #244 FormerDirtDart

should have seen it coming

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Buzz kill!

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:32:06pm

re: #241 thedopefishlives

Remember, this is what Drumpf believed the office of the President did. He thought he just waved his magic pen, and things happened ex nihilo. Zero understanding of government process. Expect abuse of power to be rampant in this administration, due to a fundamental willful misunderstanding of how the whole thing actually works.

Tweaked the language a bit there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:32:23pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:32:32pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:33:07pm

re: #237 Charles Johnson

It’s like everything they accused Obama of, was actually an admission of what they were going to do.

That’s like something out of a Poe story.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:33:17pm

re: #246 EPR-radar

Tweaked the language a bit there.

Considering that I have often used the phrase “willfully ignorant” to describe the wingnut right, I agree with the edit in question.

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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:33:45pm

re: #224 calochortus

You can tell because they appointed a non-caucasian female.

And he appointed her to help his buddy, Henry LeMaster, SC Lt. Gov., who will now become governor and so will run as an incumbent in 2018.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:33:57pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

FFS, I think he might use them on someone just to see what they do. He’s like a five-year-old child.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:35:08pm

re: #252 thedopefishlives

FFS, I think he might use them on someone just to see what they do. He’s like a five-year-old child.

I think the only real question left about Trump’s upcoming and pointless use of nukes is whether the target will be foreign or domestic.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:35:46pm

re: #252 thedopefishlives

FFS, I think he might use them on someone just to see what they do. He’s like a five-year-old child.

I find your insult of five-year-olds disturbing.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:36:48pm

re: #255 Ace Rothstein

I find your insult of five-year-olds insulting.

True. My five-year-old son is smarter and more mature than Drumpf.

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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:37:47pm

re: #241 thedopefishlives

Remember, this is what Drumpf believed the office of the President did. He thought he just waved his magic pen, and things happened ex nihilo. Zero understanding of government process. Expect abuse of power to be rampant in this administration, due to a fundamental misunderstanding of how the whole thing actually works.

Worse—he waves his fucking Sharpie.

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b.d.  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:38:20pm

re: #247 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Good for Jake. This here is the defining era for all working journalists.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:38:22pm

re: #255 Ace Rothstein

I find your insult of five-year-olds insulting.

Imagine the most spoiled-rotten toddler ever. Then imagine this toddler reaching the age of 70 without ever once being obliged to leave his self-indulgent bubble of anti-reality.

That’s the most favorable possible view of Trump.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:38:39pm

re: #257 BeachDem

Worse—he waves his fucking Sharpie.

Worse- He eats his steak well done and with ketchup.

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:39:26pm

re: #241 thedopefishlives

Remember, this is what Drumpf believed the office of the President did. He thought he just waved his magic pen, and things happened ex nihilo. Zero understanding of government process. Expect abuse of power to be rampant in this administration, due to a fundamental misunderstanding of how the whole thing actually works.

I’m beginning to think we’re the ones who don’t understand government process. With a lapdog media, 24/7 Trump propaganda channels, and a Congress that’s just looking for ways to get richer the Trump way is government process now.

I await him “selling off” public lands in the west to the Koch brothers for pennies an acre, financed by a government loan at zero interest.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:39:42pm

re: #260 Ace Rothstein

Worse- He eats his steak well done and with ketchup.

Sounds like a high crime or misdemeanor to me.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:39:59pm

OT.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:40:09pm

re: #247 Backwoods_Sleuth

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KGxvi  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:40:26pm

re: #237 Charles Johnson

Has any president ever signed this many executive orders immediately after taking office? Trump is governing by fiat.

President Obama signed 5 executive orders by January 22, 2009. Three of them (all signed on the 22nd) had to do with Gitmo.

Clinton signed 2 within his first week as president. GW Bush didn’t sign his first executive order until January 29, 2001, when he signed 2. GHW Bush signed one five days after his inauguration and didn’t sign another one until February 29, 1989. Reagan signed 2 executive orders within the first ten days of his administration.

That’s as far back as I looked.

Also, Trump seems to be calling many of these “executive memorandums”, which none of his predecessors listed above have done.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:41:56pm

re: #261 Skip Intro

I’m beginning to think we’re the ones who don’t understand government process. With a lapdog media, 24/7 Trump propaganda channels, and a Congress that’s just looking for ways to get richer the Trump way is government process now.

I await him “selling off” public lands in the west to the Koch brothers for pennies an acre, financed by a government loan a zero interest.

And then they will frack Yellowstone.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:42:04pm

re: #245 Timothy Watson

Buzz kill!

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:42:16pm

re: #263 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:43:22pm

re: #248 Charles Johnson

Probably Mexico, because Vincete Fox said he won’t pay for his “fucking wall”. Trump’s base would go wild and Congress would burn the Constitution and declare Trump dictator for life overnight.

That’s the way I see things going now.

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b.d.  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:45:23pm

re: #267 FormerDirtDart

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Schmofficial account of South Dakota’s Badlands National Park, Great Again edition

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:45:52pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:45:53pm

re: #260 Ace Rothstein

Worse- He eats his steak well done and with ketchup.

he eats his KFC chicken AND pizza with a knife and fork…

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Moebym  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:46:01pm

re: #266 The Vicious Babushka

And then they will frack Yellowstone.

Then we can say goodbye to Yellowstone Nat’l. Park and a huge chunk of the Mountain West.

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nines09  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:46:07pm

re: #263 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:46:08pm

re: #272 Backwoods_Sleuth

he eats his KFC chicken AND pizza with a knife and fork…

He puts pineapple on his pizza.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:47:09pm

re: #274 nines09

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:47:43pm

re: #275 thedopefishlives

He puts pineapple on his pizza.

Hey man, don’t lump me in with that asshole!

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:47:57pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:48:44pm

re: #277 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Hey man, don’t lump me in with that asshole!

Speaking of pineapple on pizza, I haven’t had one of those in a while. I should do that next time Mrs. Fish abandons me with the fishspawn.

[Ducks.]

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:50:09pm

re: #275 thedopefishlives

He puts pineapple on his pizza.

He eats taco bowls.

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KGxvi  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:50:18pm

re: #271 FormerDirtDart

There are two forms of international law: treaty; and customary. Treaties are essentially contracts between two or more governments - we know how Trump feels about honoring contracts, so other countries should be concerned. Customary international law is basically tradition - it’s law because that’s how we’ve done things for centuries. It’s also fairly clear that Trump doesn’t care much about tradition or custom.

For all their faults, the leadership in China at least understands how these things work and understand the advantages of using them to realign the world order in their favor.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:50:49pm

re: #266 The Vicious Babushka

And then they will frack Yellowstone.

Why not? There have never been any significant volcanic eruptions at Yellowstone because there haven’t been any in the last 6000 years and that’s how old the Earth is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:51:14pm

re: #280 Ace Rothstein

He eats taco bowls.

WITH A KNIFE and fork…

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:51:17pm

re: #263 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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nines09  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:52:23pm

re: #276 thedopefishlives

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LastYearsMan  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:52:23pm

You know what amazes me? Not that Trump and the GOP can act like such a bunch of utter fuckfaces. It’s that so many Americans vote for them. In huge numbers, year after year, allowing them to undermine and corrupt the basic democratic structures that make your country work. And they weren’t even subtle about it.

This shouldn’t be some 51%-49% just-squeaked-by thing. Republicans should be getting trounced 80%-20% or so (after all, there will always be some assholes out there). I’m no fan of the Democrats, but this shouldn’t be close. I utterly do not understand it.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:52:43pm

re: #284 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:53:23pm

re: #274 nines09

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:53:27pm

re: #285 nines09

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:53:56pm

re: #266 The Vicious Babushka

And then they will frack Yellowstone.

And build a dam across Yosemite Valley and rename it the Trump Lake Casino and Golf Resort.

Whites only, no Jews allowed.

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Cheechako  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:54:39pm

Many of you are aware that I’m a retired Federal employee. I’ve been through many election year changes. Yes, it’s very common to have a hiring freeze ordered by the new administration as the work to staff the political appointments begins. Once the top positions are filled, hiring restrictions are reduced as the new top managers get a handle on their program and responsibilities. Usually within a month or so the agencies get authority to begin filling vacancies at the lower or entry levels.

For example, right now the wild-land fire-fighting agencies are beginning to advertise their fire-fighter positions. Some are permanent full time jobs while most are for seasonal positions. These advertisements will still be issued but selection of individuals will be delayed until authority is delegated downward for hiring. What makes it tough for the agencies is that it can take from 3 to 6 months from the advertising the job until the new employee walks through the door. So every 4 years it becomes a scramble to get the fire-fighters hired before the fire season begins.

The restrictions on agency communications have never been this sever. Normally the day to day info has never been cut off. Makes me wonder if the National Weather Service will stop issuing daily forecasts and sever storm warnings. Usually agencies are required to not issue major new decisions such as signing a Record of Decision on a NEPA EIS until the new administration has reviewed the decision and give their stamp of approval. One of the reasons many NEPA decisions are issued before the old administration leaves Washington.

This proposal to have political commissars in each agency is very troubling. Actually it scares the hell out of me. This is nothing but pure communism. What American would want to be in a position where a political over seer watches over your shoulder?

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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:54:48pm

Well, I guess we can all rest easy now because the brilliant mind of Steve Cantaloupe Thighs King has personally done an “extrapolation calculation” from two Virginia counties and determined that President Donald Trump had likely lost the popular vote due to 2.4 million “illegal” voters.

rawstory.com

Excuse me, I need to go gouge my eyes out with a toothpick.

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:55:47pm

re: #271 FormerDirtDart

Ok, after Mexico Trump will nuke Australia. He doesn’t have a property there I don’t think.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:56:52pm

re: #281 KGxvi

There are two forms of international law: treaty; and customary. Treaties are essentially contracts between two or more governments - we know how Trump feels about honoring contracts, so other countries should be concerned. Customary international law is basically tradition - it’s law because that’s how we’ve done things for centuries. It’s also fairly clear that Trump doesn’t care much about tradition or custom.

For all their faults, the leadership in China at least understands how these things work and understand the advantages of using them to realign the world order in their favor.

As long as we are stuck with Trump in the White House, I am compelled to approve of China expanding its international influence at the expense of the US.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:57:10pm

re: #293 Skip Intro

Ok, after Mexico Trump will nuke Australia. He doesn’t have a property there I don’t think.

They’re all a bunch of criminals anyway, right?

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:57:39pm

re: #286 LastYearsMan

You know what amazes me? Not that Trump and the GOP can act like such a bunch of utter fuckfaces. It’s that so many Americans vote for them. In huge numbers, year after year, allowing them to undermine and corrupt the basic democratic structures that make your country work. And they weren’t even subtle about it.

This shouldn’t be some 51%-49% just-squeaked-by thing. Republicans should be getting trounced 80%-20% or so (after all, there will always be some assholes out there). I’m no fan of the Democrats, but this shouldn’t be close. I utterly do not understand it.

The Democrats haven’t had a 24/7 TV and radio propaganda machine working for them for the last 25 years like the GOP has.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:58:18pm

re: #290 Skip Intro

And build a dam across Yosemite Valley and rename it the Trump Lake Casino and Golf Resort.

Whites only, no Jews allowed.

Unless they’re very, very, very rich.

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Interesting Times  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:58:54pm

Ha:

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 4:59:09pm

re: #295 thedopefishlives

They’re all a bunch of criminals anyway, right?

Damn right, just like Mexico.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:00:04pm

re: #286 LastYearsMan

You know what amazes me? Not that Trump and the GOP can act like such a bunch of utter fuckfaces. It’s that so many Americans vote for them. In huge numbers, year after year, allowing them to undermine and corrupt the basic democratic structures that make your country work. And they weren’t even subtle about it.

This shouldn’t be some 51%-49% just-squeaked-by thing. Republicans should be getting trounced 80%-20% or so (after all, there will always be some assholes out there). I’m no fan of the Democrats, but this shouldn’t be close. I utterly do not understand it.

H. L. Mencken said it: No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

Another quote of his: Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.

In any case, if you add the “Pro-life” vote, the NRA vote, the religious fanatic vote, the racist vote, the Stephen Moore vote (and Stephen Moore wannabees), the Ayn Rand devotees — it sums to much more than 20%

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:00:04pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:00:21pm

re: #292 BeachDem

An extrapolation calculation from two cherry-picked counties. The statistician in me just drank a liquor store and is in the hospital with alcohol poisoning.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:00:21pm

re: #298 Interesting Times

Ha:

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I owe that person a beer should we ever meet. That’s brilliant.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:01:05pm

re: #286 LastYearsMan

You know what amazes me? Not that Trump and the GOP can act like such a bunch of utter fuckfaces. It’s that so many Americans vote for them. In huge numbers, year after year, allowing them to undermine and corrupt the basic democratic structures that make your country work. And they weren’t even subtle about it.

This shouldn’t be some 51%-49% just-squeaked-by thing. Republicans should be getting trounced 80%-20% or so (after all, there will always be some assholes out there). I’m no fan of the Democrats, but this shouldn’t be close. I utterly do not understand it.

Blacks were getting something.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:01:16pm

Slowly, slowly, some in the media are starting to actually do their fucking job.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:01:45pm

re: #292 BeachDem

Well, I guess we can all rest easy now because the brilliant mind of Steve Cantaloupe Thighs King has personally done an “extrapolation calculation” from two Virginia counties and determined that President Donald Trump had likely lost the popular vote due to 2.4 million “illegal” voters.

rawstory.com

Excuse me, I need to go gouge my eyes out with a toothpick.

I wish they would censure his bigoted ass. He does nothing but be a pathetic bigot in Congress. He’s probably the worst person of the R caucus and that’s saying a lot.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:04:23pm

re: #305 The Vicious Babushka

Slowly, slowly, some in the media are starting to actually do their fucking job.

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We seem to be averaging about one reporter a day.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:05:34pm

re: #219 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Cynical me says that’s because the GOP is planning to withdraw us from the UN.

Bibi will throw the mother of all fits when there is nobody in the Security Council to veto sanctions on him!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:05:35pm

re: #222 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:05:36pm

re: #292 BeachDem

It’s just simpleton math.

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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:05:39pm

re: #302 thedopefishlives

An extrapolation calculation from two cherry-picked counties. The statistician in me just drank a liquor store and is in the hospital with alcohol poisoning.

Get an IV line running STAT—his extrapolation was based on an article he read 3 months ago—so before the election, I guess. And his PROOF is that “they” (whoever the fuck they are) have seen lots of illegals show up for jury duty—uh huh—and that fact checkers can’t be trusted because they have a political agenda.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:05:40pm

re: #305 The Vicious Babushka

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:06:02pm

re: #305 The Vicious Babushka

It’s a start, but the accusation “Trump is a liar” is missing. These things have to be made very explicit.

Trump is not mistaken, or misinformed or merely saying untrue things. He is telling deliberate lies, as he routinely does.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:06:23pm

re: #308 Joe Bacon

Bibi will throw the mother of all fits when there is nobody in the Security Council to veto sanctions on him!

Bibi is going to learn that he should have never coddled up with the American far right.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:07:45pm
As a former CIA analyst and targeting officer, here’s what I think about Trump’s speech at the #CIA on Saturday:
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Mattand  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:08:16pm

re: #305 The Vicious Babushka

Slowly, slowly, some in the media are starting to actually do their fucking job.

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Too little, too late.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:11:39pm

re: #314 HappyWarrior

Bibi is going to learn that he should have never coddled up with the American far right.

Perhaps. Bibi’s rejection of the two state solution puts Israel on the path to an eventual genocide of Palestinians. Loss of US support via UN security council vetoes may be seen as useful for expediting this.

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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:11:45pm

No votes on Haley: Tom Udall, Chris Coons (both of whom also voted against her in committee), Martin Heinrich, and Bernie Sanders.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:12:26pm
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:12:44pm

re: #316 Mattand

Too little, too late.

Nope.

Nope.

As annoying as it is that the media got lazy, and didn’t do what it needed to during the election, it’s not too late until everything is destroyed. Some of them seem to be waking up, and we’re going to need them.

And I’m not going to give up.

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:13:24pm

re: #311 BeachDem

Get an IV line running STAT—his extrapolation was based on an article he read 3 months ago—so before the election, I guess. And his PROOF is that “they” (whoever the fuck they are) have seen lots of illegals show up for jury duty—uh huh—and that fact checkers can’t be trusted because they have a political agenda.

Sounds reasonable.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:14:22pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:14:51pm

re: #302 thedopefishlives

An extrapolation calculation from two cherry-picked counties. The statistician in me just drank a liquor store and is in the hospital with alcohol poisoning.

There’s a good acronym for this: PIDOOMA, short for ‘pulled it directly out of my ass’.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:17:09pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:18:23pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:19:44pm

re: #324 gocart mozart

If I were unscrupulous, I’d show up at the White House with a gold plated fire hydrant and claim it is a life-size sculpture of the God-Emperor’s dick. That would be an easy way to get nominated to any cabinet position I cared to name.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:19:47pm

re: #322 Belafon

Damn FSB, always finding a way to get compromising photos…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:19:57pm
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:19:57pm

Edit: She voted for Haley.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:20:04pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:21:39pm

re: #329 Belafon

That is a shameful performance by Senate Democrats. Gillibrand is the only one who gets it.

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calochortus  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:24:27pm

re: #330 FormerDirtDart

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I hope every day he spends there is utterly miserable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:24:40pm
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Mattand  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:24:59pm

re: #320 Belafon

Nope.

Nope.

As annoying as it is that the media got lazy, and didn’t do what it needed to during the election, it’s not too late until everything is destroyed. Some of them seem to be waking up, and we’re going to need them.

And I’m not going to give up.

These assholes were too afraid of losing access to Trump when he was a fucking candidate. Believing that they’re suddenly going to stop willingly eating the shit sandwiches he’s been feeding them since 2015, and grow backbones, is insane.

Look at how the coward from ABC phrased his question the other day to Spicer: “Is it your intention to always tell the press the truth?”

For fuck’s sake, if that’s not letting Spicer off the hook, I don’t know what is. That’s not the press getting tough; that’s the press laying out a box propped up by a stick with the word “TRAP” on the side, and hoping Spicer will bite.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:26:28pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:26:30pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:26:42pm

re: #334 Mattand

These assholes were too afraid of losing access to Trump when he was a fucking candidate. Believing that they’re suddenly going to stop willingly eating the shit sandwiches he’s been feeding them since 2015, and grow backbones, is insane.

Look at how the coward from ABC phrased his question the other day to Spicer: “Is it your intention to always tell the press the truth?”

For fuck’s sake, if that’s not letting Spicer off the hook, I don’t know what is. That’s not the press getting tough; that’s the press laying out a box propped up by a stick with the word “TRAP” on the side, and hoping Spicer will bite.

Any media outfit that does not routinely refer to Trump as a ‘liar’ is essentially useless.

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:27:49pm

re: #330 FormerDirtDart

He’ll feel better when the robes and crown are ready.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:28:16pm

re: #334 Mattand

These assholes were too afraid of losing access to Trump when he was a fucking candidate. Believing that they’re suddenly going to stop willingly eating the shit sandwiches he’s been feeding them since 2015, and grow backbones, is insane.

Look at how the coward from ABC phrased his question the other day to Spicer: “Is it your intention to always tell the press the truth?”

For fuck’s sake, if that’s not letting Spicer off the hook, I don’t know what is. That’s not the press getting tough; that’s the press laying out a box propped up by a stick with the word “TRAP” on the side, and hoping Spicer will bite.

Ana Navarro’s response was great: “It’s my intention to never eat a carb; I’m eating a cookie right now.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:28:20pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:29:20pm

re: #331 EPR-radar

That is a shameful performance by Senate Democrats. Gillibrand is the only one who gets it.

Democrats showing how to lose since 2010.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:29:28pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:29:59pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:33:53pm

re: #337 EPR-radar

Any media outfit that does not routinely refer to Trump as a ‘liar’ is essentially useless.

As is any media outlet who has Kellyanne Conway on without using her full title of Minister of Propaganda and Psyops.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:34:57pm

re: #341 Skip Intro

Democrats showing how to lose since 2010.

Christ. One of the ongoing problems the Democrats have is an inability to come up with a message better than “we’re not Republicans”.

As long as the Democrats are stuck with this less than satisfactory message, it’s critical to actually vote against Republicans and their crap when given the chance to do so.

I cannot believe this apparently needs to be explained to serving Congressional Democrats: The people who vote for you think that Republicans and all their works are evil, so you should vote against them.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:36:11pm

2020

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:37:32pm

re: #344 Skip Intro

As is any media outlet who has Kellyanne Conway on without using her full title of Minister of Propaganda and Psyops.

“Mouth of Trump” is an acceptable alternative title for Kellyanne Conway.

May Ms. Conway end up choking on a Trump-ordered lie she’s been instructed to tell, preferably on live TV.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:38:52pm

re: #292 BeachDem

Well, I guess we can all rest easy now because the brilliant mind of Steve Cantaloupe Thighs King has personally done an “extrapolation calculation” from two Virginia counties and determined that President Donald Trump had likely lost the popular vote due to 2.4 million “illegal” voters.

rawstory.com

Excuse me, I need to go gouge my eyes out with a toothpick.

I suppose that’s better than what “Dim” Jim Hoft used as evidence:

If you read the drivel that he passed off as an article, you will see that he cites “True the Vote” as a source, calling them the “largest voter integrity” group.

For those of you not familiar with True the Vote, they are an openly racist voter suppression organization who got into some serious trouble in 2012 when they engaged in voter intimidation tactics toward individuals attempting to register to vote:

Election observers True the Vote accused of intimidating minority voters

Is True the Vote Intimidating Minority Voters From Going to the Polls?

The voter fraud & intimidation stories you won’t hear about on Fox

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austin_blue  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:39:00pm

re: #347 EPR-radar

“Mouth of Trump” is an acceptable alternative title for Kellyanne Conway.

May Ms. Conway end up choking on a Trump-ordered lie she’s been instructed to tell, preferably on live TV.

I’d go with “Orifice of Trump”.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:40:10pm

re: #343 Charles Johnson

It’s normal for 1/3 of the US to think the White House is occupied by an agent of Satan, and presidents simply have to deal with it.

Trump has managed to get that normal 1/3 number close to 1/2, and I hope he obsesses about that to the detriment of his health.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:40:31pm

re: #348 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

I suppose that’s better than what “Dim” Jim Hoft used as evidence:

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If you the drivel that he passed off as an article, you will see that he cites “True the Vote” as a source, calling them the “largest voter integrity” group.

For those of you not familiar with True the Vote, they are an openly racist voter suppression organization who got into some serious trouble in 2012 when they engaged in voter intimidation tactics toward individuals attempting to register to vote:

Election observers True the Vote accused of intimidating minority voters

Is True the Vote Intimidating Minority Voters From Going to the Polls?

The voter fraud & intimidation stories you won’t hear about on Fox

Oh yeah I remember True the Vote now.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:41:31pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:42:32pm

re: #352 Charles Johnson

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Let him bilk the idiots.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:43:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:44:07pm

re: #354 FormerDirtDart

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Welcome to Trump’s America.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:44:12pm

re: #352 Charles Johnson

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and anyone who has sent money so far won’t ever see it again.

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:44:14pm

re: #159 HappyWarrior

I also really don’t like that our future isn’t being made into whether one supported Sanders or Clinton. Take the DNC chair battle, Ellison, whom I like supported Sanders and Perez, whom I also like supported Clinton. Whoever replaces DWS as Party Chair should be selected on their own merits no who they supported in the primaries. Personally, I lean Perez, I think he’s probably a bit more ready for it than Ellison but I wouldn’t object to eitehr.

South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg seems to be gaining some attention.

He has some fresh ideas…one being he wants to set a Democratic agenda that has zero to do with answering Republicans. He wants a platform and candidates that do what is needed and if it is purely progressive/liberal and isn’t “middle” to please a conservative do it anyway.

Sounds like he wants to go for clear separation and not worry what anyone but the voters will think.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:44:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:46:01pm

re: #357 ObserverArt

South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg seems to be gaining some attention.

He has some fresh ideas…one being he wants to set a Democratic agenda that has zero to do with answering Republicans. He wants a platform and candidates that do what is needed and if it is purely progressive/liberal and isn’t “middle” to please a conservative do it anyway.

Sounds like he wants to go for clear separation and not worry what anyone but the voters will think.

Haven’t heard about him. Sounds interesting. I’m interested in hearing what they have to say about local efforts. I believe in building up a competitive party from the ground up.

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nines09  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:46:10pm

re: #343 Charles Johnson

The hookers didn’t show up?

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:46:14pm

re: #358 FormerDirtDart

How’s the blood in New Zealand?

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Skip Intro  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:46:40pm

re: #358 FormerDirtDart

Thiel’s plan has always been to destroy America. His work here is now done.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:46:57pm

BREAKING NEWS!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:46:58pm

re: #358 FormerDirtDart

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Must be nice to be Thiel. Spend millions on our election here and then head to NZ. Don’t want to hear lectures about patriotism from the right when they had this asshole being their sugar daddy for a lot of their shitty schemes.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:47:17pm

re: #361 jaunte

How’s the blood in New Zealand?

Ha!

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Moebym  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:48:41pm

re: #357 ObserverArt

I read up a bit on him, and came away pretty impressed.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:51:03pm
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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:51:42pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:53:12pm

re: #362 Skip Intro

Thiel’s plan has always been to destroy America. His work here is now done.

If the shit really hits the fan, I definitely want Thiel to get nailed early enough in the fall of civilization to entertain others.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:53:43pm

re: #368 gocart mozart

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Ha! Grandma for the win.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:54:00pm
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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:54:27pm

re: #369 EPR-radar

If the shit really hits the fan, I definitely want Thiel to get nailed early enough in the fall of civilization to entertain others.

I’m hoping his AI sex robot experiment goes awry.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:54:54pm

re: #372 jaunte

I’m hoping his AI sex robot experiment goes awry.

Or something goes wrong with his weird blood fixation.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:55:58pm

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:56:22pm

re: #352 Charles Johnson

1094 days remaining. Left themselves a reeeeeeeeally long time to accomplish that goal.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:56:30pm

re: #373 HappyWarrior

Or something goes wrong with his weird blood fixation.

Like a particularly nasty combination of drug-resistant HIV and a prion disease? Works for me.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:56:33pm

She has a black belt in trolling

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:56:53pm

re: #369 EPR-radar

If the shit really hits the fan, I definitely want Thiel to get nailed early enough in the fall of civilization to entertain others.

As bad as Gawker may have been, I found Theil’s destruction of it appalling and frightening. Anyone who writes/shows anything critical of our new overlords could be silenced.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:57:02pm

re: #374 darthstar

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It’s a good one because the right was obsessed with saying that both President and Mrs. Obama lacked class. Seems like shocker they projected again.

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:57:06pm

re: #347 EPR-radar

“Mouth of Trump” is an acceptable alternative title for Kellyanne Conway.

Some Photoshop genius could certainly do something fun with that using any of the images you find when googling “Mouth of Sauron.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:57:44pm

re: #376 EPR-radar

Like a particularly nasty combination of drug-resistant HIV and a prion disease? Works for me.

I dunno, didn’t give it much thought. I just am out of fucks to give for people like him and Spencer who get their jollies making life miserable for others.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:57:54pm
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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:58:11pm

re: #369 EPR-radar

If the shit really hits the fan, I definitely want Thiel to get nailed early enough in the fall of civilization to entertain others.

I’m willing to bet New Zealand has an extradition treaty with us.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:58:12pm

re: #377 gocart mozart

She has a black belt in trolling

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Piers is going to need a safe space after that one.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:58:32pm

I never realized it was possible for me to hate a man as much as I hate Jason Chaffetz.

The sad thing is, the rate things are going, he’ll get his way. The absolute destruction of the National Park System and public lands, so every inch of America is sold. But hey, lets investigate Hillary Clinton for a 43rd time, right Jason?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:59:18pm

re: #385 Citizen K

I never realized it was possible for me to hate a man as much as I hate Jason Chaffetz.

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The sad thing is, the rate things are going, he’ll get his way. The absolute destruction of the National Park System and public lands, so every inch of America is sold. But hey, lets investigate Hillary Clinton for a 43rd time, right Jason?

Fucking asshole.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:59:30pm

re: #383 scottslemmons

I’m willing to bet New Zealand has an extradition treaty with us.

I’m almost certain they do. Australia and New Zealand have been on pretty good terms with us since WWII.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 24, 2017 • 5:59:38pm

re: #374 darthstar

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:00:28pm

re: #385 Citizen K

I never realized it was possible for me to hate a man as much as I hate Jason Chaffetz.

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The sad thing is, the rate things are going, he’ll get his way. The absolute destruction of the National Park System and public lands, so every inch of America is sold. But hey, lets investigate Hillary Clinton for a 43rd time, right Jason?

Why does Chaffetz want to get rid of the Park Service Police? Is he afraid they’re going to find his stash of dead hookers he’s hiding in a cabin somewhere?

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:00:49pm

re: #385 Citizen K

For most Republicans in Federal office, I can’t say how I really feel about them here without (deservedly) getting banned.

The fact that they are the scum of the earth is just the start…

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:01:00pm

re: #388 Dr. Matt

DEM BLACK MEN BE STEALIN’ OUR WHITE WIMMINZ!!!!! PROTECT TEH MASTER RACE!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:01:08pm

re: #388 Dr. Matt

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They just don’t know how a man treats a woman. I mean I get it, they’re conservative males and they never learned properly but nope.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:01:57pm

re: #392 HappyWarrior

They just don’t know how a man treats a woman. I mean I get it, they’re conservative males and they never learned properly but nope.

More to the point, a good man treats every woman that way - not just his wife or significant other. It’s a sign of respect.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:02:05pm

re: #389 scottslemmons

Why does Chaffetz want to get rid of the Park Service Police? Is he afraid they’re going to find his stash of dead hookers he’s hiding in a cabin somewhere?

Probably. Seriously though. They probably cost but a fraction of the overall budget and they do a lot of good. Chaffetz is useless.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:02:11pm

re: #387 thedopefishlives

I’m almost certain they do. Australia and New Zealand have been on pretty good terms with us since WWII.

That sounds like a problem the Russian puppet, business failure and popular vote loser can solve.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:02:36pm

re: #393 thedopefishlives

More to the point, a good man treats every woman that way - not just his wife or significant other. It’s a sign of respect.

Right.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:02:50pm

re: #395 EPR-radar

That sounds like a problem the Russian puppet, business failure and popular vote loser can solve.

Well, the suggestion upthread about nuking Australia would do it quite nicely.

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EmmaAnne  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:03:49pm

re: #376 EPR-radar

Like a particularly nasty combination of drug-resistant HIV and a prion disease? Works for me.

Dude, no.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:04:20pm

re: #388 Dr. Matt

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She was wearing a blue dress.

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:04:33pm

re: #394 HappyWarrior

Probably. Seriously though. They probably cost but a fraction of the overall budget and they do a lot of good. Chaffetz is useless.

For a bunch of Law & Order types, they sure are hot to make it easy for criminals to run wild in rural areas.

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Sherlock Hound  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:05:13pm

re: #359 HappyWarrior

My mayor likes him.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:05:22pm

re: #400 scottslemmons

For a bunch of Law & Order types, they sure are hot to make it easy for criminals to run wild in rural areas.

Like the Bundy gang.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:10:20pm

In general, we are not supposed to demonize entire groups of people; you shouldn’t blame an innocent person for evil committed by others in the group. But that rule doesn’t apply to all groups: there aren’t “good” Nazis or “good” members of the KKK. My question is: have we reached that point with Republicans? Should they all be held responsible for what any member says or does?

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petesh  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:11:16pm

re: #397 thedopefishlives

Well, the suggestion upthread about nuking Australia would do it quite nicely.

Don’t want to hurt no kangaroos!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:17:51pm

re: #389 scottslemmons

Why does Chaffetz want to get rid of the Park Service Police? Is he afraid they’re going to find his stash of dead hookers he’s hiding in a cabin somewhere?

The Yellowstone hot springs can boil a body to bones within minutes.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:26:55pm

re: #220 Charles Johnson

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I’m old enough to remember when executive orders were of the debil.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:26:57pm

re: #263 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:35:11pm

re: #252 thedopefishlives

FFS, I think he might use them on someone just to see what they do. He’s like a five-year-old child.

And which American city gets hit in retaliation?

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retired cynic  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:50:00pm

re: #322 Belafon

I so love sight hounds! Sigh!

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Puss Power  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:59:55pm

re: #388 Dr. Matt

So DT hit on Michelle Obama at the inauguration?

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retired cynic  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:00:26pm

re: #380 scottslemmons

Some Photoshop genius could certainly do something fun with that using any of the images you find when googling “Mouth of Sauron.”

It’s the teeth.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:06:22pm

re: #355 HappyWarrior

Welcome to Trump’s America.

Welcome to the America that fights Trump.

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John_Manyjars  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:44:44pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Funny you should mention that, got a similar ‘meme’ about how tRump motivated fat women to get out and demonstrate- from my 350+-pound father-in-law (retired judge, living on public pension of course, rabid FOX - watcher)..

Have since blocked him. I just don’t have the patience any more for ‘alternate interpretations of reality’.

And my (quite fit, actually) 71-year old Mom was a DC Marcher.

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John_Manyjars  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:53:01pm

re: #296 Skip Intro

re: #286 LastYearsMan

You know what amazes me? Not that Trump and the GOP can act like such a bunch of utter fuckfaces. It’s that so many Americans vote for them. In huge numbers, year after year, allowing them to undermine and corrupt the basic democratic structures that make your country work. And they weren’t even subtle about it.

This shouldn’t be some 51%-49% just-squeaked-by thing. Republicans should be getting trounced 80%-20% or so (after all, there will always be some assholes out there). I’m no fan of the Democrats, but this shouldn’t be close. I utterly do not understand it.

The Democrats haven’t had a 24/7 TV and radio propaganda machine working for them for the last 25 years like the GOP has.”

All true- additionally, the 30+year effort to dumb-down education-particualry critical thinking skills- is making its mark, bigly…:((


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