Donald Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban Starts Tomorrow, by Fiat

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During his campaign, Donald Trump played the media over and over by making an outrageous statement, walking it back, making the outrageous statement again, walking it back again, etc. etc. ad nauseam.

And one of the insane policy ideas he played this game with was his ban on immigration from Muslim countries. Over and over we saw the press dutifully report that he really didn’t mean it, he was pivoting, moving toward the center, etc. etc. ad nauseam.

Well — he did mean it, and he wasn’t pivoting or moving toward the center, and the Muslim immigration ban starts tomorrow. And he’s doing it by executive order, so he won’t have to deal with that pesky Congress.

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign several executive orders on Wednesday restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern or African countries, according to several congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.

In addition to Syria, Trump’s orders are expected to temporarily restrict access to the United States for most refugees. Another order will block visas from being issued to those from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.

The restrictions on refugees are likely to include a multi-month ban on admissions from all countries until the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security can make the vetting process more rigorous.

Has any president ever signed this many executive orders immediately after taking office? Trump is governing by fiat. And the United States is very rapidly becoming an authoritarian state ruled by an egomaniacal despot.

UPDATE at 1/24/17 7:06:15 pm by Charles Johnson

And that’s not all. Tomorrow the tiny-fingered fascist will also authorize federal funds to go toward the construction of the Mexican border wall he promised Mexico would pay for.

WASHINGTON — President Trump will order the construction of a Mexican border wall on Wednesday, White House officials said, and is mulling plans to stop Syrian refugees from entering the country and to slash immigration of refugees from “terror prone” nations, perhaps as early as this week.

During an appearance at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, Mr. Trump plans to sign an executive order to direct federal funds to be shifted toward the building of a wall on the southern border that became a signature promise of his campaign.

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nines09  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:05:11pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:05:39pm

Remember when Obama was so awful for “all” the executive orders he issued. This is something that really saddens me on a personal level too.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:06:54pm
In addition to Syria, Trump’s orders are expected to temporarily restrict access to the United States for most refugees. Another order will block visas from being issued to those from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.

“Temporarily”

I’m not sure “*dismissive wank gesture*” is dismissive enough of that. God…we’re so fucking screwed.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:07:33pm

For the record: Yes, Drumpf has signed a remarkable number of executive orders to start his reign of terror. However, the trend usually falls off, as the most recent Presidents have all signed a handful of EO’s at the beginning (I believe lawhawk pointed this out downstairs). If he sustains this level of output over the next couple of days or a week, then yes, it’s time to hit the panic button.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:08:15pm

I’m reminded that during the anarchist scare in the 20’s that Trump’s ideological ancestors tried to outright ban people from Eastern European from coming to this country. My mom’s maternal grandmother came to this country in 1921. Had they gotten their way, I wouldn’t be here today.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:09:22pm

re: #5 HappyWarrior

I’m reminded that during the anarchist scare in the 20’s that Trump’s ideological ancestors tried to outright ban people from Eastern European from coming to this country. My mom’s maternal grandmother came to this country in 1921. Had they gotten their way, I wouldn’t be here today.

Hell, for that matter, let’s talk about the Irish. Everybody forgets about the Irish because they’re white, but if they could’ve signed away my family’s immigration rights, there were a lot of people back then that would’ve put their names to that paper gladly.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:10:51pm

Community racial disparities and housing inequities are all set to disappear.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:10:52pm

I fully expect Donald Trump to have a Republican congress pass Enabling Acts to give him broad powers to issue edicts, all in the name of not encumbering the legislative branch with what he would describe as menial tasks.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:11:24pm

re: #4 thedopefishlives

For the record: Yes, Drumpf has signed a remarkable number of executive orders to start his reign of terror. However, the trend usually falls off, as the most recent Presidents have all signed a handful of EO’s at the beginning (I believe lawhawk pointed this out downstairs). If he sustains this level of output over the next couple of days or a week, then yes, it’s time to hit the panic button.

Whether or not to hit the panic button depends entirely on the content of the executive orders, as opposed to how many of them there are.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:12:17pm

re: #7 jaunte

What the … what the fuck are these people doing? Denying reality won’t fix things!

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electrotek  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:12:31pm

Hope the Muslims who voted for Trump (like my dumbass Albanian friend) or Jill Stein or didn’t bother to vote are satisfied over this.

You all thought “both sides are the same”, right?

Ugh, this makes me so fucking angry. Now the Muslim women and homosexuals in the region which the right-wing likes to conveniently champion to discredit their liberal opponents won’t be allowed to seek refuge here. That’s how you help Muslim women, by denying them access here…kind of like denying women access to birth control.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:12:35pm

re: #6 thedopefishlives

Hell, for that matter, let’s talk about the Irish. Everybody forgets about the Irish because they’re white, but if they could’ve signed away my family’s immigration rights, there were a lot of people back then that would’ve put their names to that paper gladly.

Yep I’m of Irish descent too so I know all about that. It really pisses me off when I see people proud of their Irish heritage engage in the same xenophobia that happened to our ancestors. My third great grandmother never learned a lick of English in this country. That didn’t make her less American.

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Moebym  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:12:50pm

I’m Chinese, and have been a U.S. resident for all but four years of my life. The Chinese Exclusion Act has been coming to mind often since the election. If he really does start an armed conflict with China, I fear Chinese abroad will be kept from immigrating to the U.S., and the Chinese within will have a dark shadow of suspicion cast upon us.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:12:56pm

re: #10 thedopefishlives

They’re turning out the lights.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:13:33pm

re: #7 jaunte

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Community racial disparities and housing inequities are all set to disappear.

It’s just like how they handle guns. We’re not allowed to research their effects. Fuck this.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:13:57pm

re: #10 thedopefishlives

What the … what the fuck are these people doing? Denying reality won’t fix things!

It’s not about denying reality, it’s about punishing those who try to fix reality.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:14:16pm

re: #6 thedopefishlives

Hell, for that matter, let’s talk about the Irish. Everybody forgets about the Irish because they’re white, but if they could’ve signed away my family’s immigration rights, there were a lot of people back then that would’ve put their names to that paper gladly.

And I’m pretty sure the Irish, much like Italians and Jews, weren’t allowed under the banner of ‘White’ for a good long while, until there was a new/old menace to ostracize as ‘non-white’.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:14:40pm

re: #11 electrotek

Hope the Muslims who voted for Trump (like my dumbass Albanian friend) or Jill Stein or didn’t bother to vote are satisfied over this.

You all thought “both sides are the same”, right?

Ugh, this makes me so fucking angry. Now the Muslim women and homosexuals in the region which the right-wing likes to conveniently champion to discredit their liberal opponents won’t be allowed to seek refuge here. That’s how you help Muslim women, by denying them access here…kind of like denying women access to birth control.

Exactly. They claim to be concerned for Muslim women and gays yet here they fucking denying them the right to seek refuge here.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:15:10pm

Reposted from dead thread downstairs:

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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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:15:25pm

re: #13 Moebym

I’m Chinese. The Chinese Exclusion Act has been coming to mind more lately. If he really does start a conflict with China, I fear Chinese abroad will be kept from immigrating to the U.S., and the Chinese within will have a dark shadow of suspicion cast upon us.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:15:37pm

I just got followed by John Legend but he was a fake one, so I followed the real one.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:15:40pm

re: #9 EPR-radar

Whether or not to hit the panic button depends entirely on the content of the executive orders, as opposed to how many of them there are.

Yes… and Trump’s executive orders are horribly sweeping and catastrophic. He’s rolling back the last 8 years of the Obama administration in his first week.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:16:02pm
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lockjawcanbefun  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:16:12pm

My family is part of a group that is sponsoring a family from
Syria. The thing that haunts me the most is that one of their children was asking people where the men were. Nobody had it click as to what he meant about it until he specified that he was asking about the men with the guns. The soldiers.

Fuck that fucking fuck.

Maybe it is time to post this Aleppo video again.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:16:34pm

re: #23 Kragar

Remember, only applies to “their guys”. “Our guys” are just cutting out the middleman and making Big Government (tm) more efficient.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:16:48pm

re: #10 thedopefishlives

What the … what the fuck are these people doing? Denying reality won’t fix things!

Yes it will, from a Republican point of view. For Republicans, truth and falsehood are irrelevant. Statements are instead classified as politically helpful or harmful, and are promulgated based exclusively on that classification.

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electrotek  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:16:48pm

re: #13 Moebym

I’m Chinese. The Chinese Exclusion Act has been coming to mind more lately. If he really does start a conflict with China, I fear Chinese abroad will be kept from immigrating to the U.S., and the Chinese within will have a dark shadow of suspicion cast upon us.

For real. Remember, it didn’t take long before China went from becoming a trusted ally of America during World War 2 to becoming the enemy within a year or two’s time.

I remember Arthur Chu’s piece in Salon in the wake of “clockgate” and this excerpt stood out for me:

Those were Japanese-Americans. I’m a Chinese-American. During World War II Chinese-Americans cheered on the internment and benefited from it-the fact that China and Korea were the US’s allies in the Pacific Theatre gave us a PR boost, got the longstanding, honestly-named Chinese Exclusion Act revoked, even briefly got us a Chinese-American superhero. American propagandists hastily constructed a set of stereotypes to explain how dastardly, untrustworthy Japanese-Americans were totally different from the industrious, loyal Chinese- and Korean-Americans they happened to resemble.

But history happens fast.

After the war, the Chinese Civil War re-ignited in 1946 and in 1949 and China “fell” to the communists, which caused all people of Chinese ancestry to instantly go from “our friends” to “our enemies,” and the formerly hated nation of Japan flipped over in the popular imagination to be our stalwart ally against the Red Menace.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:17:00pm

re: #17 Citizen K

And I’m pretty sure the Irish, much like Italians and Jews, weren’t allowed under the banner of ‘White’ for a good long while, until there was a new/old menace to ostracize as ‘non-white’.

Yep. When we lost our accents and became more middle class then they accepted us. Some of us continued the vicious cycle and found new people to hate. Some of us like my Nana let love transcend all. Oh how I wish she could have met my half Peruvian niece. I know she would have loved that little girl.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:17:05pm

So, my question is this: How much teeth do these executive orders carry? Can the President really order something like this and enforce it?

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:17:47pm

re: #10 thedopefishlives

What the … what the fuck are these people doing? Denying reality won’t fix things!

Are you kidding? They solved all of our climate and environmental problems earlier today doing just that!

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:18:46pm

Some useful information.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:18:53pm

re: #29 thedopefishlives

So, my question is this: How much teeth do these executive orders carry? Can the President really order something like this and enforce it?

Obama was sued over some of his orders, so the answer is “it depends.” A lot of these orders are evil, but Trump issued them to make himself look good.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:19:14pm

Trump cultist just tried to add me to a Twitter list titled, “Should have been swallowed.”

I don’t think so. Blockety block.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:19:18pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

Yes… and Trump’s executive orders are horribly sweeping and catastrophic. He’s rolling back the last 8 years of the Obama administration in his first week.

The past 8 years and change. I’m pretty sure he’s going far and beyond what even Bush and Co. tried to attempt at all, much less in the first week.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:19:25pm

re: #29 thedopefishlives

So, my question is this: How much teeth do these executive orders carry? Can the President really order something like this and enforce it?

Okay, here’s my guess as a law clerk. I imagine he can tell the immigration agencies to forbid any visas for people from the above mentioned countries. When Iranians for example go to get a visa to come to our country, they don’t go to Iran. They go Armenia typically or maybe Turkey. What’s really maddening as I got at in my number 2 though is the process for many of these applications have already begun.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:19:45pm

re: #3 Citizen K

“Temporarily”

I’m not sure “*dismissive wank gesture*” is dismissive enough of that. God…we’re so fucking screwed.

UNTIL WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!!11!!11!!!!

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Dr. Matt  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:19:47pm

Trump is going to abuse the executive order to the point where the GOP controlled Congress is going to pass a law limiting its use for future presidents.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:20:13pm

Lawhawk, KGivi, and the other actual lawyers can probably explain better than I can though.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:20:35pm

re: #37 Dr. Matt

Trump is going to abuse the executive order to the point where the GOP controlled Congress is going to pass a law limiting it’s use for future presidents.

They’ll do when he’s on his way out about to be replaced by a Democratic President.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:20:48pm

re: #19 Hecuba’s daughter

Reposted from dead thread downstairs:

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?

IMO they absolutely have. The entire Republican party is rotten to the core, and Trump is the best evidence of this. Trump won the GOP primary by appealing to the very worst in human nature, and this success was predicated on decades of Republican propaganda stoking the irrational resentments of Republican primary voters.

In the general election, a great majority of Republicans fell in line for Trump, despite Trump’s incompetence and psychosis being blatantly on display during the entire campaign.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:21:13pm

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:21:38pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:21:47pm

Fuck this.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:21:54pm

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

UNTIL WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!!11!!11!!!!

The article used the much more judicious language about trying to endure the vetting is rigorous enough. Which is already a mountain of pungent bullshit considering how vetting process is just about the most rigorous in the world already.

It’s like people have forgotten that, despite our love of the ‘nation of immigrants’ label, we have had a true historical hate-on for immigrants for centuries, tempered only by our love of cheap labor.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:22:32pm

re: #43 Myron Falwell

Fuck this.

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This isn’t fucking normal!

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:22:37pm

re: #40 EPR-radar

For fuck’s sake, half the GOP establishment “almost” turned on Drumpf and abandoned ship - only to hitch their wagons right back to him when they saw that he still had a chance of winning despite being a despicable turd. They have zero principle or moral fortitude, only political opportunism.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:23:06pm

Yeah I am just visualizing the reaction if Obama had tweeted MSNBC and dissed FOX in the process. I’m sure it would go over greeeeeat.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:24:25pm

re: #45 HappyWarrior

This isn’t fucking normal!

A FB friend of mine asked me what the hell Drumpf was doing. My response was, he is simply protecting his ego. Everything he is saying, doing, signing - it’s all designed to insulate him from ever possibly being wrong, or having to admit a mistake. Literally this entire week has been about ensuring that his ego remains intact, and I suspect the rest of the four years will be the same. There is nothing else that matters to him aside from being The Best.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:24:29pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:24:44pm

re: #46 thedopefishlives

For fuck’s sake, half the GOP establishment “almost” turned on Drumpf and abandoned ship - only to hitch their wagons right back to him when they saw that he still had a chance of winning despite being a despicable turd. They have zero principle or moral fortitude, only political opportunism.

The SPLC has not included the Republican party on its list of hate groups. That omission is becoming more and more apparent as time goes on.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:24:46pm

re: #46 thedopefishlives

For fuck’s sake, half the GOP establishment “almost” turned on Drumpf and abandoned ship - only to hitch their wagons right back to him when they saw that he still had a chance of winning despite being a despicable turd. They have zero principle or moral fortitude, only political opportunism.

And those types are the worst. I was telling EPR earlier that I despise the NRO types more than I do Trump/Bannon because Trump/Bannon more or less know they’re disgusting assholes. NRO tries to sell themselves as the voice of responsible, moral, intelligent, thoughtful, etc of the conservative movement but they’re party hacks all the way. Lowry will have NRO defending any right wing asshole against the Dems and left because it’s all about preserving the power and influence of team conservative to him in the end.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:25:45pm

re: #49 Kragar

Those 5 points apply just about as well to generic Republicans as they do to Trump.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:26:22pm

re: #52 EPR-radar

Also true

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Jenner7  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:27:41pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:27:42pm

Trump proposes redesign to Statue of Liberty…

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:28:12pm

re: #55 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump proposes redesign to Statue of Liberty…

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I think that would probably be more appropriate with a middle finger, but the message is about the same.

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Jenner7  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:28:28pm

my god….

How are we going to get through this?

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:28:31pm

re: #43 Myron Falwell

Welcome to Americastan.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:28:33pm

re: #35 HappyWarrior

Okay, here’s my guess as a law clerk. I imagine he can tell the immigration agencies to forbid any visas for people from the above mentioned countries. When Iranians for example go to get a visa to come to our country, they don’t go to Iran. They go Armenia typically or maybe Turkey. What’s really maddening as I got at in my number 2 though is the process for many of these applications have already begun.

I have several co-workers who are here on H1B Visas, and were working toward getting their permanent residency status followed by path to citizenship. Most are from SE Asian countries, with a few from India and from north Africa. Almost to a person, they are terrified of what Trump is doing here, because of his edicts on trade, and current and former statements on immigration. They are literally fearing the other shoe dropping when they will have their work visas revoked by the stroke of a pen and deported. They are (at least for now) legal immigrants, but don’t have the advantage of being white.

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Jenner7  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:28:51pm

Every day is a new nightmare. Tomorrow, Muslim Ban.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:29:14pm

re: #54 Jenner7

The President of the United States is on a Twitter rampage.

THE PRESDIENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS ON A TWITTER RAMPAGE.

Heaven help us.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:29:27pm

re: #59 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

I have several co-workers who are here on H1B Visas, and were working toward getting their permanent residency status followed by path to citizenship. Most are from SE Asian countries, with a few from India and from north Africa. Almost to a person, they are terrified of what Trump is doing here, because of his edicts on trade, and current and former statements on immigration. They are literally fearing the other shoe dropping when they will have their work visas revoked by the stroke of a pen and deported. They are (at least for now) legal immigrants, but don’t have the advantage of being white.

It’s really scary isn’t it?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:29:50pm

re: #57 Jenner7

my god….

How are we going to get through this?

I know, it’s not even been a week yet.

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kirkspencer  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:29:51pm

re: #59 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

I have several co-workers who are here on H1B Visas, and were working toward getting their permanent residency status followed by path to citizenship. Most are from SE Asian countries, with a few from India and from north Africa. Almost to a person, they are terrified of what Trump is doing here, because of his edicts on trade, and current and former statements on immigration. They are literally fearing the other shoe dropping when they will have their work visas revoked by the stroke of a pen and deported. They are (at least for now) legal immigrants, but don’t have the advantage of being white.

Add to this the large numbers of foreign students at our universities; same deal.

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Arkansawyer  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:30:11pm

re: #54 Jenner7

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wheat-dogg  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:30:24pm

In honor of this occasion, I just ordered one of these.

ridwanadhami.com

The woman in the red, white and blue hijab.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:30:44pm

re: #49 Kragar

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Don’t forget about

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:30:46pm

re: #64 kirkspencer

Add to this the large numbers of foreign students at our universities; same deal.

Yeah I had a lot of foreign classmates at GMU.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:30:55pm

re: #61 Eclectic Cyborg

The President of the United States is on a Twitter rampage.

THE PRESDIENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS ON A TWITTER RAMPAGE.

Heaven help us.

Okay, his staffers really, REALLY need to consider confiscating his phone for the next four years, or we ARE going to get our asses kicked. This dumb shit really has no idea what ramifications ensue from the things he says.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:30:56pm

Enough for today. I’m going to listen to some non political podcasts and sleep.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:30:57pm

re: #54 Jenner7

If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!

What the fuck does that even mean? What “feds”? There’s no federal criminal justice agency with general jurisdiction.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:31:22pm

re: #71 Timothy Watson

What the fuck does that even mean? What “feds”? There’s no federal criminal justice agency with general jurisdiction.

Two words: National Guard.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:31:22pm

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:31:53pm

re: #71 Timothy Watson

What the fuck does that even mean? What “feds”? There’s no federal criminal justice agency with general jurisdiction.

There will be if Congressional Republicans want one.

Edited to add: Calling it the Secret State Police would be appropriate.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:31:55pm

re: #71 Timothy Watson

What the fuck does that even mean? What “feds”? There’s no federal criminal justice agency with general jurisdiction.

That was my thought too. WTF.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:32:26pm

re: #71 Timothy Watson

What the fuck does that even mean? What “feds”? There’s no federal criminal justice agency with general jurisdiction.

Yet.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:32:48pm

I plan to stick it out here no matter what but it may be time for families with young children to consider leaving the country. For real. A decent education may soon be impossible unless you can afford a secular private school, assuming that such schools are even allowed to exist.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:33:02pm

Yup I’m gonna go there.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:33:28pm

re: #73 Eclectic Cyborg

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:33:32pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

Yet.

But they love the Constitution!!1!

///

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:33:45pm

re: #71 Timothy Watson

What the fuck does that even mean? What “feds”? There’s no federal criminal justice agency with general jurisdiction.

And if he tries to create one - an American Geheime Staatspolizei - it will be an all out declaration of war against America.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:34:34pm

I raise to introduce Chicago Martial Law 102, Mr. Speaker this bill will make it a crime to be in Chicago and not white. //

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:34:38pm

re: #81 William Lewis

And if he tries to create one - an American Geheime Staatspolizei - it will be an all out declaration of war against America.

Are there any Pinkertons still around? I hear they’re good for busting up trouble.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:34:49pm

re: #72 thedopefishlives

Two words: National Guard.

That’s state, not federal.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:35:01pm

re: #81 William Lewis

He has Comey in his pocket.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:35:08pm

re: #49 Kragar

Chicago.

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:35:26pm

re: #73 Eclectic Cyborg

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:35:26pm
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Jenner7  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:36:02pm

There are states begging for help from tornado damage and he’s having a meltdown on twitter.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:36:17pm

re: #84 The Vicious Babushka

That’s state, not federal.

I realized that a couple of minutes after I posted it, but I do have to ask: Is it possible for the President or another member of the federal government to command the National Guard? I’m sure Springfield would probably be resistant to any attempt by Drumpf to exert influence to call out the Guard, but I thought they could be leveraged at a federal level, somehow.

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:36:19pm

The restrictions on refugees are likely to include a multi-month ban on admissions from all countries until the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security can make the vetting process more rigorous he’s no longer being audited.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:36:51pm

re: #89 Jenner7

There are states begging for help from tornado damage and he’s having a meltdown on twitter.

Unfit to be President. Unfit to be anything at this point. Get the fucker out of office.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:36:52pm

re: #78 Unshaken Defiance

Impeaching Trump is clearly an essential first step for Congressional Republicans to rejoin the human race.

If I were in charge of Democratic party strategy for this, I’d require Republicans in the House to come up with the votes to impeach in exchange for Senate Democrats providing just enough Senate votes to convict if Senate Republicans vote unanimously to convict.

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:37:06pm

re: #72 thedopefishlives

Two additional words: posse comitatus.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:37:28pm

re: #81 William Lewis

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:37:36pm

re: #91 thedopefishlives

I realized that a couple of minutes after I posted it, but I do have to ask: Is it possible for the President or another member of the federal government to command the National Guard? I’m sure Springfield would probably be resistant to any attempt by Drumpf to exert influence to call out the Guard, but I thought they could be leveraged at a federal level, somehow.

I actually think you’re right about that. As I recall reading, Eisenhower had the Arkansas NG activated to help the Little Rock 9 integrate.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:37:52pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:38:04pm

re: #97 HappyWarrior

I actually think you’re right about that. As I recall reading, Eisenhower had the Arkansas NG activated to help the Little Rock 9 integrate.

That’s what I thought I remembered. That’s why I had to ask.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:38:12pm

re: #54 Jenner7

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Next up, curfews and restricted movement, with extralegal powers granted to the Trumpstaffel to keep those “degenerates” in line.
Pretty sure I’ve seen this playbook before.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:38:18pm

re: #4 thedopefishlives

For the record: Yes, Drumpf has signed a remarkable number of executive orders to start his reign of terror. However, the trend usually falls off, as the most recent Presidents have all signed a handful of EO’s at the beginning (I believe lawhawk pointed this out downstairs). If he sustains this level of output over the next couple of days or a week, then yes, it’s time to hit the panic button.

I’m of the belief that his whole means of governance is going to be through EOs. The guy doesn’t have the attention span, patience, or knowledge to do things the right way.

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:38:27pm

re: #91 thedopefishlives

I realized that a couple of minutes after I posted it, but I do have to ask: Is it possible for the President or another member of the federal government to command the National Guard? I’m sure Springfield would probably be resistant to any attempt by Drumpf to exert influence to call out the Guard, but I thought they could be leveraged at a federal level, somehow.

Eisenhower federalized the Alabama National Guard during the Little Rock Nine integration.

Not sure if the law is the same now, since what I can find online suggest the Governor usually needs to grant permission.

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Arkansawyer  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:38:30pm

re: #97 HappyWarrior

I actually think you’re right about that. As I recall reading, Eisenhower had the Arkansas NG activated to help the Little Rock 9 integrate.

That was Faubus. Ike called in the 101st.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:38:56pm

re: #103 Arkansawyer

That was Faubus. Ike called in the 101st.

That’s right, thank you.

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electrotek  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:39:04pm

re: #35 HappyWarrior

Okay, here’s my guess as a law clerk. I imagine he can tell the immigration agencies to forbid any visas for people from the above mentioned countries. When Iranians for example go to get a visa to come to our country, they don’t go to Iran. They go Armenia typically or maybe Turkey. What’s really maddening as I got at in my number 2 though is the process for many of these applications have already begun.

Can’t help but to think the Iranian Islamophobes in LA and Orange County sealed their own fate by voting in Trump enthusiastically.

Now it’s coming back to bite them as they won’t be able to sponsor relatives fleeing the theocratic dictatorship.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:39:27pm

He was watching Fox

Bill O’Reilly specifically was asking about the feds getting involved in Chicago tonight. The word “carnage” was used.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:39:31pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

That’s right, thank you.

There we have it, then. I stand (well, sit) corrected. And let’s face it: If Drumpf sent in regular Army soldiers to “pacify” Chicago, well…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:40:20pm

re: #98 Kragar

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:40:33pm

re: #103 Arkansawyer

That was Faubus. Ike called in the 101st.

Ike federalized the Alabama National Guard to remove them from blocking the students. Then sent the 101st Airborne to ensure the integration.

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:41:00pm

re: #91 thedopefishlives

I realized that a couple of minutes after I posted it, but I do have to ask: Is it possible for the President or another member of the federal government to command the National Guard? I’m sure Springfield would probably be resistant to any attempt by Drumpf to exert influence to call out the Guard, but I thought they could be leveraged at a federal level, somehow.

law.cornell.edu

Whenever—
(1) the United States, or any of the Commonwealths or possessions, is invaded or is in danger of invasion by a foreign nation;
(2) there is a rebellion or danger of a rebellion against the authority of the Government of the United States; or
(3) the President is unable with the regular forces to execute the laws of the United States;
the President may call into Federal service members and units of the National Guard of any State in such numbers as he considers necessary to repel the invasion, suppress the rebellion, or execute those laws. Orders for these purposes shall be issued through the governors of the States or, in the case of the District of Columbia, through the commanding general of the National Guard of the District of Columbia.
(Added Pub. L. 103-337, div. A, title XVI, § 1662(f)(1), Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2994; amended Pub. L. 109-163, div. A, title X, § 1057(a)(5), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3440.)

Item 3 is where we are fucked.

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Arkansawyer  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:41:39pm

re: #107 thedopefishlives

There we have it, then. I stand (well, sit) corrected. And let’s face it: If Drumpf sent in regular Army soldiers to “pacify” Chicago, well…

It’s been my worry since he took office. If Chicago is first, then Little Rock will be down the line. We have a high murder rate for a city our size.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:41:46pm

And the winner of best crowd tweet is …

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:42:09pm

re: #106 Stanley Sea

Irrational people that can be programmed for stochastic terrorism by the likes of Bill O’Reilly at Fox News include POTUS.

Isn’t that just ducky?

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:42:09pm
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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:42:13pm

re: #96 Unshaken Defiance

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:42:17pm

re: #111 Arkansawyer

It’s been my worry since he took office. If Chicago is first, then Little Rock will be down the line. We have a high murder rate for a city our size.

Minneapolis is a racially diverse city. Whaddya wanna bet we’re on the target list?

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:42:36pm

re: #66 wheat-dogg

In honor of this occasion, I just ordered one of these.

ridwanadhami.com?

I just decided that I’m going to the local Mosque on Friday with flowers & a note.

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teleskiguy  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:42:52pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:43:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:43:28pm

re: #114 Kragar

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:44:03pm

re: #114 Kragar

Oh, what fresh hell awaits us now? Is he actually going to try to sign an EO authorizing construction of his penis surrogate? How’s that going to work?

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Timothy Watson  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:44:12pm

re: #110 William Lewis

law.cornell.edu

Item 3 is where we are fucked.

Except there’s no one stopping the enforcement of federal laws in Chicago, the Governor would probably have the authority to sue, the question would be whether a court would want to intervene (and, of course, whether Trump would follow any court decision).

And, historically, Congress has been pretty protective of the National Guard.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:44:21pm

re: #118 teleskiguy

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Arkansawyer  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:44:44pm

re: #109 Timothy Watson

Ike federalized the Alabama National Guard to remove them from blocking the students. Then sent the 101st Airborne to ensure the integration.

I didn’t know he federalized the Alabama National Guard as well.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:45:30pm

re: #124 Arkansawyer

I didn’t know he federalized the Alabama National Guard as well.

Guessing that fell under the 3rd clause from re: #110 William Lewis above.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:45:38pm

re: #124 Arkansawyer

I didn’t know he federalized the Alabama National Guard as well.

I think Timothy meant Arkansas.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:45:40pm

re: #115 William Lewis

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:45:47pm

re: #110 William Lewis

(2) there is a rebellion or danger of a rebellion against the authority of the Government of the United States; or

The Rebellion is coming from inside the house!

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:45:49pm

re: #122 Timothy Watson

Except there’s no one stopping the enforcement of laws in Chicago, the Governor would probably have the authority to sue, the question would be whether a court would want to intervene (and, of course, whether Trump would follow any court decision).

And, historically, Congress has been pretty protective of the National Guard.

That was then. Now they’re protecting their illegitimate president. They’ll roll over for Trump when he claims that the laws aren’t being obeyed or that the “gangs” are in revolt.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:46:35pm

re: #81 William Lewis

And if he tries to create one - an American Geheime Staatspolizei - it will be an all out declaration of war against America.

Black and Tans
en.m.wikipedia.org

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:46:48pm

re: #111 Arkansawyer

It’s been my worry since he took office. If Chicago is first, then Little Rock will be down the line. We have a high murder rate for a city our size.

Detroit will come before Little Rock.

Oh and Dearborn.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:47:01pm

re: #129 William Lewis

That was then. Now they’re protecting their illegitimate president. They’ll roll over for Trump when he claims that the laws aren’t being obeyed or that the “gangs” are in revolt.

What red-blooded Republican wouldn’t jump at a chance to cause police riots in cities on a grand scale using military troops?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:47:11pm
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Moebym  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:47:24pm
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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:47:25pm

re: #127 Unshaken Defiance

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:47:32pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:47:57pm

re: #136 FormerDirtDart

BUTBUTBUT HILLARY E-MAILS!!!!!

Just you wait and see.

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No Depression  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:48:12pm

re: #134 Moebym

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:48:17pm

re: #130 Shiplord Kirel

Black and Tans
en.m.wikipedia.org

Come out ye Black and Tans, come out and fight me like a man,
Show your wife how you won medals down in Flanders,
Tell them how the IRA made you run like hell away
From the green and lovely lanes of Killashandra.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:48:17pm

Whoever had 100 hours on the over/under for how long it would take Trump to overstep his authority nailed it.

Republicans can only excuse and dismiss his behavior for so long. He’s coming into office angry and mean and dangerous…and all those fuckers know it.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:48:40pm

re: #135 William Lewis

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:48:50pm

re: #134 Moebym

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Myron Falwell  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:48:58pm

re: #72 thedopefishlives

Two words: National Guard.

Even though it was Ohio governor James Rhodes who ushered them in, I betcha the GOP viewed the actions of the National Guard in their murder of four Kent State students as a glorious moment.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:49:01pm

re: #136 FormerDirtDart

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He can’t delete tweets on the @POTUS account which is why he’s using his personal account.

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teleskiguy  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:49:26pm

re: #140 darthstar

Hey dude, sorry about the loss of a colleague today. Sad day for skiing.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:49:34pm

re: #138 No Depression

We should abort the GOP.

Ike should have just ran as a Democrat in ‘52 and let the GOP implode on itself. If the were going to be stupid enough to nominate MacArthur or Taft, he should have let them.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:49:35pm

re: #39 HappyWarrior

They’ll do when he’s on his way out about to be replaced by a Democratic President.

Yup

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:49:42pm

re: #141 Unshaken Defiance

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:50:11pm

re: #143 Myron Falwell

Even though it was Ohio governor James Rhodes who ushered them in, I betcha the GOP viewed the actions of the National Guard in their murder of four Kent State students as a glorious moment.

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming.
We’re finally on our own.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:50:26pm

re: #144 darthstar

He can’t delete tweets on the @POTUS account which is why he’s using his personal account.

that will be the excuse

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:51:02pm

re: #148 William Lewis

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:51:46pm

re: #145 teleskiguy

Hey dude, sorry about the loss of a colleague today. Sad day for skiing.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:52:18pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:52:21pm

re: #149 HappyWarrior

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming.
We’re finally on our own.

Tin soldiers and Trump is coming…

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Weaselone  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:52:41pm

So Trump sent a message related to government business on a nongovernment account and then deleted the message. Wasn’t someone raked over the coals for maybe doing some like this?

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:52:42pm

But why oh why isn’t Trump calling out the Governor of Illinois for doing nothing to stem the “carnage”?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:52:58pm

The GOP: Downhill since 1865. Really, when you go from Lincoln to Trump within 152 years, no wonder you don’t believe in evolution when your party’s the poster child for how a party can get worse overtime.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:53:30pm

re: #155 Weaselone

So Trump sent a message related to government business on a nongovernment account and then deleted the message. Wasn’t someone raked over the coals for maybe doing some like this?

I think her name was Hilda, Hilda Compton.

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A Cranky One  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:53:30pm

re: #150 FormerDirtDart

that will be the excuse

Show us the deleted tweets!!1!

////////Maybe the Russians will publish his deleted tweets?

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:53:58pm

The damage from this incredible farce of a Presidency is going to last for a long time. I was hoping that somehow he would be kept in check, but from the bills being introduced by the new Republican Congress, it’s clear that the whole party is doubling down on the stupid and intending to take a wrecking ball to the whole goddamn thing.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:53:59pm

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

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It took Germany a long time to recover from that too.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:54:11pm

re: #156 FormerDirtDart

But why oh why isn’t Trump calling out the Governor of Illinois for doing nothing to stem the “carnage”?

Because “Chicago” is shorthand.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:54:21pm

re: #155 Weaselone

So Trump sent a message related to government business on a nongovernment account and then deleted the message. Wasn’t someone raked over the coals for maybe doing some like this?

He deleted because of a misspelled word. He will repost the Tweet.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:54:38pm
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Jenner7  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:54:40pm

Uh…really?

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:54:45pm

Trump knows “urban” people didn’t vote for him.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:55:02pm
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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:55:23pm

re: #145 teleskiguy

Hey dude, sorry about the loss of a colleague today. Sad day for skiing.

We’ve had two close calls in the last few weeks. One patroller survived thanks to the airbags they now wear. 5ft crown sucked him off his anchor tree. Another guy told me he was ski-cutting a slope and a 2ft crown pulled him in but he stayed on top.

We’ve had over 23 feet of snowfall in January. There was a car on Highway 89 that got buried yesterday by a natural release. Guys were fine - knew their shit. Shut the car off so they didn’t carbon-monoxide themselves and wrapped up and waited.

Patroller deaths always hit us hard though regardless of the cause.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:55:34pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:56:15pm

re: #165 Jenner7

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Uh…really?

Like a tinpot dictator,
tyrannizing for the very first time.
Like a tinpot dictator
when I disappear you

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:56:26pm
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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:56:46pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:56:56pm

re: #169 Stanley Sea

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Yeah that’s exactly what this is. This is your crazy dad/uncle/grandpa ranting on the internets but somehow they got elected President.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:57:10pm

Hope Comey is fucking happy. Was it worth it dipshit?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:57:26pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:57:48pm
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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:57:51pm

re: #146 HappyWarrior

Ike should have just ran as a Democrat in ‘52 and let the GOP implode on itself. If the were going to be stupid enough to nominate MacArthur or Taft, he should have let them.

I don’t think that would have made much difference. It might have kept the John Birchers at bay - back then Republicans were fairly liberal on the social side. It wasn’t until after the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts passed that they started the SoCon (and rather racist) Southern Strategy to get Dixiecrats to cross over.

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A Cranky One  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:58:18pm

Thinking of compiling a list of all the ways the Trumpublicans will fuck everryone but the rich.

Working title: Trauma Sutra

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:58:28pm

This business of sending the ‘feds’ to Chicago may be a Bannon plan to start race war in the US. It would be easy enough for Bannon to coordinate with Fox News to make it seem at first to be a random twitter rampage by Trump.

When you have real live Nazis in the White House, conspiracy on this level is to be expected.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:58:31pm

re: #177 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

I don’t think that would have made much difference. It might have kept the John Birchers at bay - back then Republicans were fairly liberal on the social side. It wasn’t until after the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts passed that they started the SoCon (and rather racist) Southern Strategy to get Dixiecrats to cross over.

True, you do make a good point there.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:58:45pm

re: #174 HappyWarrior

Hope Comey is fucking happy. Was it worth it dipshit?

He kept his job, and got to be Trump’s newest golden boy. I’m sure he’s feeling just peachy. The worthless son of a bitch.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 6:59:17pm

re: #176 Scottish Dragon

Okay…so they’re not taking the deletions lying down.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:00:09pm

I am not nearly drunk enough for this Presidency. I think I may need to pre-emptively put myself on the liver donor list.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:01:13pm

I’ve got it! With some helpful advice from Erik Prince, Trump can bring in Russian security contractors to help clean up Chicago, just like in Crimea. Our friend Putin can no doubt arrange a huuuge discount so it’s a win-win.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:01:37pm

re: #165 Jenner7

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Uh…really?

MYGOD

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:01:47pm

I wonder if that BadlandsNPS satire account was actually set up by an NPS employee. That would be epic.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:02:08pm

re: #182 darthstar

Okay…so they’re not taking the deletions lying down.

Fake account actually, but funny and truthful.

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Moebym  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:02:21pm

re: #183 thedopefishlives

I may start to drink. Or convert to Buddhism and become a nun.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:02:33pm

Don’t worry…it’s been cat checked.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:02:44pm

re: #189 Moebym

I may start to drink. Or convert to Buddhism and become a nun.

Come to the dark side. We have cookies whiskey.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:02:54pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:02:56pm

re: #174 HappyWarrior

Hope Comey is fucking happy. Was it worth it dipshit?

Of course it was. Comey is and always has been a Republican apparatchik. Democrats should really take notes on how this Obama appointee stabbed Obama and the nation in the back in the 2016 election.

Democrats have no business appointing Republicans to positions like Secretary of Defense and FBI director. It’s madness and political malpractice.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:03:08pm

re: #187 thedopefishlives

I wonder if that BadlandsNPS satire account was actually set up by an NPS employee. That would be epic.

I would love if that were so, personally. It’s just not a good bet to take though. Whoever is running it has their finger on the pulse of snark at least.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:03:19pm

re: #173 HappyWarrior

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:04:04pm

re: #194 Citizen K

I would love if that were so, personally. It’s just not a good bet to take though. Whoever is running it has their finger on the pulse of snark at least.

This one is some NPS employees though.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:04:31pm

re: #178 A Cranky One

Thinking of compiling a list of all the ways the Trumpublicans will fuck everryone but the rich.

Working title: Trauma Sutra

When they frack Yellowstone and half the country becomes a smoking crater, the rich will be fucked too.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:05:09pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

When they frack Yellowstone and half the country becomes a smoking crater, the rich will be fucked too.

Big fart, no chief.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:06:17pm

re: #195 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:06:36pm

re: #191 thedopefishlives

Come to the dark side. We have cookies whiskey.

And pie.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:06:37pm

And that’s not all. Tomorrow the tiny-fingered fascist will also authorize federal funds to go toward the construction of the Mexican border wall he promised Mexico would pay for.

WASHINGTON — President Trump will order the construction of a Mexican border wall on Wednesday, White House officials said, and is mulling plans to stop Syrian refugees from entering the country and to slash immigration of refugees from “terror prone” nations, perhaps as early as this week.

During an appearance at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, Mr. Trump plans to sign an executive order to direct federal funds to be shifted toward the building of a wall on the southern border that became a signature promise of his campaign.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:07:06pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:07:23pm

re: #202 Charles Johnson

And that’s not all. Tomorrow the tiny-fingered fascist will also authorize federal funds to go toward the construction of the Mexican border wall he promised Mexico would pay for.

He’ll take it out of the Social Security fund.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:08:08pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:08:54pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:08:56pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:09:19pm

re: #204 The Vicious Babushka

He’ll take it out of the Social Security fund.

I’m sure that would be illegal, not that Trump or the Republicans give a shit.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:09:52pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:10:22pm

re: #192 FormerDirtDart

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Yeah but he’s talking about Chicago so it’s okay.

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The Madness of King Orange (aka Sophist)  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:10:52pm

re: #122 Timothy Watson

Except there’s no one stopping the enforcement of federal laws in Chicago, the Governor would probably have the authority to sue, the question would be whether a court would want to intervene (and, of course, whether Trump would follow any court decision).

And, historically, Congress has been pretty protective of the National Guard.

Historically Congress has been unwilling to allow foreign powers to meddle in our elections. I am not prepared, at this juncture, to base my expectations of the legislature on historical precedent.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:11:46pm

re: #203 gocart mozart

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Hahahaha Patton’s the best. I do hope he’s doing alright. Last year was tough for him losing his wife but bless him for still keeping his sense of humor, we need people like you Patton and that tweet there is exactly why.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:11:47pm

re: #208 EPR-radar

I’m sure that would be illegal, not that Trump or the Republicans give a shit.

And who’s going to stop it, anyway? Congress? Don’t make me laugh. Supreme Court? Oh, look, the Republicans got their way on that one, too. Bend over and take it, America, President Drumpf has arrived and he is going to just sign into “law” whatever he damn well pleases, and woe betide those who dare to stand in his way.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:11:59pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:12:26pm

re: #209 gocart mozart

This is a more important part of the culture war than it may first appear. Conservative humor is essentially cruel, so the popularity of RWNJ comedians who tell RWNJ ‘jokes’ is a good proxy for the popularity of blatant cruelty in society.

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allegro  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:13:19pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

When they frack Yellowstone and half the country becomes a smoking crater, the rich will be fucked too.

They’re relocating to New Zealand even now.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:13:57pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:13:59pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:14:08pm

re: #209 gocart mozart

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It’s that conservative comedians just aren’t funny for the most part. Conservative humor is usually about being an unapologetic prick. Liberal humor has some humility and self-depreciation hence Patton’s one about not being about to get laid. When your “humor” is “Hey guys liberal chicks are that way because they’re fat and ugly.”, You’re just not funny, you’re an obnoxious dickbag.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:14:38pm

re: #200 Citizen K

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:14:56pm
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HypnoToad  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:15:03pm

re: #216 allegro

They’re relocating to New Zealand even now.

Which is one of the other two major geyser fields in the world. (Taupo eruption)

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:16:32pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

Trump cultist just tried to add me to a Twitter list titled, “Should have been swallowed.”

I don’t think so. Blockety block.

I block all people who add me to any list, even ones I like. Then I unblock them. I’m not interested in being listed by anyone.

Charles, I still can’t tweet pictures using the Tweet/Save menu. I haven’t tried to save one but tweets don’t work. (Latest iOS, Safari)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:17:41pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

When they frack Yellowstone and half the country becomes a smoking crater, the rich will be fucked too.

They can afford to leave.

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A Cranky One  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:18:10pm

re: #192 FormerDirtDart

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So what are the feds going to do? Confiscate guns?

I guess nobody would have a problem with that.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:18:10pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:18:43pm

re: #226 Kragar

What money do you think is going to pay for the wall? Fuck the South, they served their purpose. Up with Drumpf’s penis surrogate!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:19:27pm

re: #226 Kragar

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:19:49pm

re: #216 allegro

Supervillains and giant volcanoes, man.

Apparently its an unconscious migratory reflex.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:20:44pm

You know the messed up thing is? If this tornado had happened on Clinton’s presidency or Obama’s. FEMA would already be there coordinating with the various officials down there trying to help the people. Obama and Clinton and other Democrats don’t care what the political leanings of people hurt by disaster are. They just care about helping all people.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:20:51pm

re: #224 GlutenFreeJesus

They can afford to leave.

A real Yellowstone eruption would have world-wide effect. Plus I’d like to think the shattered remnants of the US could spare the resources for some goodwill ambassadors to visit rich fucksticks that thought they could wreck the country and then flee the consequences.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:20:59pm

re: #214 gocart mozart

Maybe we should each send a bagged half onion to the WH and Trump Tower NYC.

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Moebym  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:21:58pm

re: #230 HappyWarrior

Stop reminding of us of how much better Obama’s presidency was or how much Clinton’s would’ve been.

Sigh

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:23:17pm

re: #233 Moebym

Stop reminding of us of how much better Obama’s presidency was or how much Clinton’s would’ve been.

Sigh

Sorry. I know. 3 years and a lot of change of this shit? Thanks a lot Trump voters and purity assholes.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:23:18pm

re: #233 Moebym

Stop reminding of us of how much better Obama’s presidency was or how much Clinton’s would’ve been.

Sigh

Less than one week ago, we had a decent person in office as POTUS.

Now we have this ambulating war crime.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:23:54pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:24:34pm

re: #236 Kragar

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You’re assuming right wingers care about people.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:24:38pm

re: #234 HappyWarrior

Sorry. I know. 3 years and a lot of change of this shit? Thanks a lot Trump voters and purity assholes.

BUTBUTBUT UNICORNS AND GLITTER!!!!

Ugh. I think I’m picking up some acid reflux. This is new.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:25:29pm

And so it’s clear I do have conservative friends and family. Every day I see them deride certain groups whether it’s racial minorities, religious minorities, women, or anyone who they just don’t seem right enough.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:25:59pm

re: #238 thedopefishlives

BUTBUTBUT UNICORNS AND GLITTER!!!!

Ugh. I think I’m picking up some acid reflux. This is new.

If I didn’t have work tomorrow, I’d start drinking right now.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:26:21pm

re: #230 HappyWarrior

You know the messed up thing is? If this tornado had happened on Clinton’s presidency or Obama’s. FEMA would already be there coordinating with the various officials down there trying to help the people. Obama and Clinton and other Democrats don’t care what the political leanings of people hurt by disaster are. They just care about helping all people.

The reason he hasn’t sent any help is because the majority of them are black. Yeah, I said it.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:26:33pm

Where are the funds coming from to build the wall? Wouldn’t he need a new appropriation?

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:26:36pm

re: #240 HappyWarrior

If I didn’t have work tomorrow, I’d start drinking right now.

I’d do it anyway. I seem to have gotten better at surviving hangovers since Drumpf won the Electoral College vote.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:26:53pm

re: #241 Ace Rothstein

The reason he hasn’t sent any help is because the majority of them are black. Yeah, I said it.

Yeah I noticed that one country is predominately black and thus a Clinton county. Fucker.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:27:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:27:37pm

re: #243 thedopefishlives

I’d do it anyway. I seem to have gotten better at surviving hangovers since Drumpf won the Electoral College vote.

I may take some swigs.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:27:38pm

re: #242 Mike Lamb

Where are the funds coming from to build the wall? Wouldn’t he need a new appropriation?

He’s reappropriating funds that would otherwise go to disaster relief like in Georgia, because why not?

(No, I’m not being serious about it, but god help me, I can’t see it beyond his doing)

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:27:49pm

re: #242 Mike Lamb

Where are the funds coming from to build the wall? Wouldn’t he need a new appropriation?

I would’ve thought so, but this is Drumpf - the technicalities and minutiae of the rule of law don’t matter to him. He just signs things into law and lets other people worry about how to make it so. Remember, Drumpf cannot be wrong, his ego won’t allow it.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:27:58pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:28:28pm

re: #19 Hecuba’s daughter

Reposted from dead thread downstairs:

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?

Republican villainy is truly endless. In South Dakota, voters just passed a ballot initiative for ethics and campaign reform.

The Republican response to this is to overturn the ballot initiative making use of state powers intended for literal emergencies.

So, passage of ethics and campaign reform is an emergency for Republicans. Good to know. Never would have guessed it, from the way the mainstream media persists in both siderist delusions.

dailykos.com

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:28:33pm

re: #245 Charles Johnson

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These people are exactly why I support stricter laws regarding gun ownership. What the fuck did I just read? As for queen of liars, no that’s Trump, Trump who couldn’t figure out the truth if it bit him in his fat orange ass.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:28:41pm

re: #243 thedopefishlives

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:28:52pm

re: #73 Eclectic Cyborg

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:29:00pm

re: #249 gocart mozart

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Smoking Gun FTW.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:29:04pm

re: #245 Charles Johnson

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At some point, I’m convinced that this country has succumbed to a mass psychotic break.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:29:41pm
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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:29:47pm

re: #252 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:29:53pm

re: #255 Citizen K

At some point, I’m convinced that this country has succumbed to a mass psychotic break.

We have a good chunk of the country still in reality and another chunk that’s gone completely mad and thinks it’s okay to run over protesters and shit like that.

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Citizen K  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:30:34pm

re: #258 HappyWarrior

We have a good chunk of the country still in reality and another chunk that’s gone completely mad and thinks it’s okay to run over protesters and shit like that.

The problem is that the former half is left in the thrall of the latter half.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:31:03pm

re: #100 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Nationalize police to “keep order” in minority communities.
Next up, curfews and restricted movement, with extralegal powers granted to the Trumpstaffel to keep those “degenerates” in line.
Pretty sure I’ve seen this playbook before.

Curfews after, say, sundown?

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lockjawcanbefun  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:31:28pm

re: #245 Charles Johnson

It seems that is something quite important to that guy. I’m guessing the stuff on his laptop would horrify Ron Jeremy.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:31:29pm

re: #257 thedopefishlives

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:31:39pm
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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:33:32pm
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:33:52pm

re: #255 Citizen K

At some point, I’m convinced that this country has succumbed to a mass psychotic break.

Significant numbers of whites can’t take sharing the country with minorities.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:34:03pm

re: #262 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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HypnoToad  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:34:46pm

re: #245 Charles Johnson

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The rest of my family are trumpets. I live in constant fear that it might be contagious.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:35:04pm

re: #265 Belafon

Significant numbers of whites can’t take sharing the country with minorities.

Yes, it took them having a black President for them to realize that though or at least to vocalize it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:35:35pm

re: #267 HypnoToad

The rest of my family are trumpets. I live in constant fear that it might be contagious.

Man I can’t imagine. I thought I had it tough having a great friend who’s become a total RW parrot.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:36:20pm

re: #235 EPR-radar

Less than one week ago, we had a decent person in office as POTUS.

Now we have this ambulating war crime.

Personally I hope B. Obama has a hard buzz on right now.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:36:43pm

re: #266 thedopefishlives

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teleskiguy  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:36:43pm

Fuckface Von Clownstick thinks that a border wall is an instantaneous thing. He’s ignoring surveying, property easements, rivers, roads to and from the wall, staffing of the wall, and the communities along the border that would be affected. For arguments sake, if the wall were to actually be built, groundbreaking wouldn’t commence for years due to all those factors. And he wants to get the process going through executive order? Good luck, dumb fuck. The wall will cost money and you need to get the money from congress, something he probably doesn’t know ‘cause he’s never read the constitution. The man really is dumber than a box of shit.

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allegro  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:37:21pm

re: #270 Stanley Sea

Personally I hope B. Obama has a hard buzz on right now.

I hope he’s on the phone planning some shit and ripping some ass.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:37:24pm

re: #271 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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electrotek  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:37:29pm

re: #272 teleskiguy

Fuckface Von Clownstick thinks that a border wall is an instantaneous thing. He’s ignoring surveying, property easements, rivers, roads to and from the wall, staffing of the wall, and the communities along the border that would be affected. For arguments sake, if the wall were to actually be built, groundbreaking wouldn’t commence for years due to all those factors. And he wants to get the process going through executive order? Good luck, dumb fuck. The wall will cost money and you need to get the money from congress, something he probably doesn’t know ‘cause he’s never read the constitution. The man really is dumber than a box of shit.

Suppose Trump is the leader this nation truly deserves with such a dumbfuck populace easily swayed by a rapist fuck.

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stpaulbear  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:37:35pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

When they frack Yellowstone and half the country becomes a smoking crater, the rich will be fucked too.

DOOMSDAY PREP FOR THE SUPER-RICH from The New Yorker. It’s one of the stories that have made me want to throw up this week.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:37:54pm

re: #272 teleskiguy

Fuckface Von Clownstick thinks that a border wall is an instantaneous thing. He’s ignoring surveying, property easements, rivers, roads to and from the wall, staffing of the wall, and the communities along the border that would be affected. For arguments sake, if the wall were to actually be built, groundbreaking wouldn’t commence for years due to all those factors. And he wants to get the process going through executive order? Good luck, dumb fuck. The wall will cost money and you need to get the money from congress, something he probably doesn’t know ‘cause he’s never read the constitution. The man really is dumber than a box of shit.

For all conservatives do of accusing us on the left of not understanding economics, the wall is a great example of how they don’t. You’re right. There’s so much that would have to be done to build a wall.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:38:31pm

re: #268 HappyWarrior

Yes, it took them having a black President for them to realize that though or at least to vocalize it.

It’s one thing to have blacks entertaining you, it’s totally another thing to have a black in the highest position in the land.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:38:50pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:39:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:39:31pm

re: #278 Belafon

It’s one thing to have blacks entertaining you, it’s totally another thing to have a black in the highest position in the land.

Exactly. Many of these people have no doubt cheered on a black athlete, enjoyed a black entertainer’s music or films, or even called a black person friend but when it came to having one as their commander in chief, they lost their shit.

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allegro  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:39:39pm

re: #272 teleskiguy

Fuckface Von Clownstick thinks that a border wall is an instantaneous thing. He’s ignoring surveying, property easements, rivers, roads to and from the wall, staffing of the wall, and the communities along the border that would be affected. For arguments sake, if the wall were to actually be built, groundbreaking wouldn’t commence for years due to all those factors. And he wants to get the process going through executive order? Good luck, dumb fuck. The wall will cost money and you need to get the money from congress, something he probably doesn’t know ‘cause he’s never read the constitution. The man really is dumber than a box of shit.

Naw, he knows it’s only for show. Then he can say he kept his word it was Congress that failed, if in fact, it does. He doesn’t care anymore. His job is done.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:39:53pm

re: #258 HappyWarrior

We have a good chunk of the country still in reality and another chunk that’s gone completely mad and thinks it’s okay to run over protesters and shit like that.

The fact that a significant part of the news establishment is perfectly content to provide ‘coverage’ like this does not help:

Moderator (M): Today’s topic is triangles, and how many sides they have.

Republican talking head (RTH): Four, or was it seven? I can’t remember what Trump had in his latest tweet.

Sane person (SP): You can’t be serious. It’s three. By definition.

M: We have an interesting disagreement today. Let’s see what the polls say (60% 3 sides, 40% other than 3 sides). What’s the panel’s take on this?

RTH: 3 sided triangles are a communist plot. Schools should be under local control to prevent this kind of centralized tyranny. (RTH starts foaming at the mouth and chewing the carpet. Jumbled GOP talking points can be heard in the ravings)

SP: Having three sides is the defining trait of a triangle. A four-sided triangle is logically impossible.

M: This was a good debate and both sides made their points well. What did the focus group think?

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:40:08pm

re: #198 The Vicious Babushka

When they frack Yellowstone and half the country becomes a smoking crater, the rich will be fucked too.

If Yellowstone goes, so does half the planet, not just half of America.

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scottslemmons  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:41:43pm

re: #282 allegro

Naw, he knows it’s only for show. Then he can say he kept his word it was Congress that failed, if in fact, it does. He doesn’t care anymore. His job is done.

He’s freaked out about how many people hate him, so he’s throwing as much red meat as he can to his base. Won’t get the non-lunatics to love him, though, so I guess by Monday, he’ll have replaced the stars on the flag with swastikas.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:42:00pm

Another fill in the blank. I can’t think of anything.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:42:10pm

re: #280 Charles Johnson

Somebody remind me, the next time I open with my favorite phrase, “What could POSSIBLY go wrong?!”… That this is exactly what I said when Drumpf got elected. I sincerely apologize for everything.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:42:42pm
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allegro  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:43:56pm

re: #285 scottslemmons

He’s freaked out about how many people hate him, so he’s throwing as much red meat as he can to his base. Won’t get the non-lunatics to love him, though, so I guess by Monday, he’ll have replaced the stars on the flag with swastikas.

Didn’t someone say he was calling his pieces of paper “Executive Memorandum” and not “Executive Order”? His numbnut followers are too stupid to pay attention or get the play.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:44:05pm

re: #288 Stanley Sea

*SNORT*

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, but that response is perfect.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:44:15pm

Kellyanne gets shade from a dictionary.

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HypnoToad  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:44:22pm

re: #284 MsJ

If Yellowstone goes, so does half the planet, not just half of America.

No real signs of the magma chamber refilling yet. Major events can be separated by 700,000 to 1 or 2 million years. The present caldera is already pretty broken up subsurface from past events, fracking probably won’t have much effect.

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:44:46pm

re: #289 allegro

Didn’t someone say he was calling his pieces of paper “Executive Memorandum” and not “Executive Order”? His numbnut followers are too stupid to pay attention or get the play.

DRUMPF HAS SIGNED ZERO EXECUTIVE ORDERS DURING HIS TERM!!! OBUMMER LOVERS CAN SUCK IT!!!!

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:46:15pm

re: #273 allegro

I hope he’s on the phone planning some shit and ripping some ass.

Gosh, I feel like he’s needs at least a freaking month. Bush gave no fucks after out of office.

Obama knew this was crazy, he told us this was crazy.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:46:21pm
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:46:29pm

Sadly, the rules about refugees would have come from any Republican. They are further proof that the party isn’t Christian.

The bill from #7 is the one I’m more concerned about. Republicans in Congress are basically trying to undo all of the Civil Rights work. My Rep, John Ratcliffe, will be getting a call about that one.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:47:31pm

re: #276 stpaulbear

DOOMSDAY PREP FOR THE SUPER-RICH from The New Yorker. It’s one of the stories that have made me want to throw up this week.

NOPE. Will not go there.

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stpaulbear  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:48:21pm

re: #292 HypnoToad

No real signs of the magma chamber refilling yet. Major events can be separated by 700,000 to 1 or 2 million years. The present caldera is already pretty broken up subsurface from past events, fracking probably won’t have much effect.

But let’s just see…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:48:39pm

re: #296 Belafon

Sadly, the rules about refugees would have come from any Republican. They are further proof that the party isn’t Christian.

The bill from #7 is the one I’m more concerned about. Republicans in Congress are basically trying to undo all of the Civil Rights work. My Rep, John Ratcliffe, will be getting a call about that one.

Yeah that’s pretty scary shit too. There’s a lot. And you know what frustrates me is I know we won’t be able to stop all or even most of it. There are plenty of consevative judges who are just fine with this crap.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:48:47pm
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:49:00pm

re: #288 Stanley Sea

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thedopefishlives  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:49:57pm

re: #300 gocart mozart

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

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allegro  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:50:10pm

re: #297 Stanley Sea

NOPE. Will not go there.

I’m with you. They can have their bunkers and may survive but they will never taste another fresh tomato no matter how much money they have… that will be worthless. I take joy in that.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:50:15pm

OK, it may be the vodka, but after starting to yelp I told my beagle Ody to use his inside voice. He stood there staring at me. I asked him if he needed to pee, and he responded with a low, half-hearted “arooo”

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:50:33pm

re: #300 gocart mozart

The Rude Pundit is one of the islands of sanity in the US these days.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:50:40pm

re: #300 gocart mozart

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Thiel did his part. He’s off to NZ now.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:50:43pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:51:17pm

re: #297 Stanley Sea

NOPE. Will not go there.

I have a subscription to the New Yorker and I just skimmed it quickly. Couldn’t bring myself to read it. I wasn’t going to post it here because I don’t enjoy reading survivalist comment threads, but I went ahead and did it anyways.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:51:30pm

re: #289 allegro

Didn’t someone say he was calling his pieces of paper “Executive Memorandum” and not “Executive Order”? His numbnut followers are too stupid to pay attention or get the play.

There are some subtle differences: one of his advisers may be suggesting he do this for flexibility:
Amendments: An executive order can only be amended or rescinded by another executive order. A presidential memorandum can be changed with another memorandum.

usatoday.com

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:51:32pm

You guys know I do my family’s history research. Dad’s told me how horrified his Dad was of a potential Reagan presidency. It really makes me wonder what he’d say about Trump.

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:52:56pm
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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:52:56pm

Authority: Under an executive order signed by President John F. Kennedy, an executive order must cite the authority the president has to issue it. That could be the constitution, or a specific statute. Presidential memoranda have no such requirement.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:53:14pm

re: #306 HappyWarrior

Thiel did his part. He’s off to NZ now.

I think Thiel continues to contaminate the US. There’s more money for him to steal here than in NZ, so he won’t flee Trumpistan until it’s necessary.

Nothing would make me happier than to see this escape plan fail and Thiel fall into the clutches of the RWNJ theocrats he has enabled.

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:53:25pm

Damn, this place is freaking active today. I tried to read some threads I missed to get caught up a bit only to find I was already two behind. These are some long threads too. Been behind all day.

Oh well, gotta get work done…need the bucks.

LGF seemed to be in a bit of a shock the last few weeks, but it sure has picked up since Friday!

I wonder why??? /

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:54:42pm

re: #314 ObserverArt

Damn, this place is freaking active today. I tried to read some threads I missed to get caught up a bit only to find I was already two behind. These are some long threads too. Been behind all day.

Oh well, gotta get work done…need the bucks.

LGF seemed to be in a bit of a shock the last few weeks, but it sure has picked up since Friday!

I wonder why??? /

Because the war has started.

Is everyone here funding some group to help fight Trump?

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:54:44pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:56:52pm

re: #306 HappyWarrior

Thiel did his part. He’s off to NZ now.

I honestly hope something really shitty happens to him in NZ. I hope the natives make his life suck. He can’t stay locked in his fortress forever.

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:57:06pm

A friend of mine is a climate scientist who works for Strategic Air Command in Omaha. He is on a Listserv for a group I am a member of suggesting he might lose his job tonight.

I think I will suggest to him he figure out a way to start backing up his data if he hasn’t already.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:57:18pm
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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:57:55pm

That’s House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas)

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 7:59:33pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:00:54pm

And to think I used to be a fan of Harry.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:01:19pm

re: #322 Charles Johnson

And to think I used to be a fan of Harry.

Fuck that guy. Seriously.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:01:27pm

Does Shearer think the country deserves to be punished by Trump?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:02:20pm

re: #319 jaunte

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And remember the reaction by this same party when Obama just wanted to give a brief speech to kids returning to school. Yeah fuck them. They don’t care about anything but power. I always try to resist saying it but the GOP is now a fascist party. They are the American BNP, the American National Front, etc.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:02:42pm

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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:02:59pm

re: #322 Charles Johnson

And to think I used to be a fan of Harry.

Same. My guess is he’s a dudebro ass type. As for the drones, Trump is doing that too.

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calochortus  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:03:17pm

I can’t quite put my finger on it, but for some reason I was reminded to post this picture of a slime mold in our side yard.

Of course, this slime mold is pretty cool and serves a function, so the similarity only goes so far.

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EPR-radar  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:03:26pm

re: #320 jaunte

That’s House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas)

The Republican sack of shit that thinks slavishly following Dear Leader’s lies is a way to be informed is chair of the House Science Committee.

Fuck me with a chainsaw, I can’t take any more today.

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:04:20pm

re: #286 gocart mozart

Another fill in the blank. I can’t think of anything.

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You mean this isn’t the Gallagher Show?

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gocart mozart  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:04:30pm
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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:04:38pm

The National Archive should declare that Donald Trump’s account, since he’s using it as president, cannot have any tweets deleted, and start archiving them.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:05:40pm

re: #304 FormerDirtDart

OK, it may be the vodka, but after starting to yelp I told my beagle Ody to use his inside voice. He stood there staring at me. I asked him if he needed to pee, and he responded with a low, half-hearted “arooo”

Love beagles. My dad had one named Rip. Thought he’d be a hunting dog, but nah.

My pet story for the day. Last night my Chica (cat) was at her water bowl vocalizing (she talks all the time….ALL the time)

It was empty. It’s never empty.

So this morning it was empty again, I was like SHIT & looked it up - kidney failure & all that.

Took me another re-fill of the bowl mid-day to realize it was cracked & leaking all over the mat under it. (kit sitter must have dropped it, never realized)

ha ha. (no vet bill normal cat, phew)

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:05:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:06:26pm

Also fuck you to those who claimed the left “got us” Trump because of political correctness. It’s not our fucking fault that right wingers are too sensitive to being called out on being bigoted shitwads.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:08:34pm

re: #329 EPR-radar

The Republican sack of shit that thinks slavishly following Dear Leader’s lies is a way to be informed is chair of the House Science Committee.

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Belafon  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:08:53pm

A thought about the New Testament: It’s the story of Paul, padded with four copies of the same story about the guy the movement takes it’s name from.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:09:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:10:46pm

Well guys I’m going to bed. Over a 1000 more days of this shitfest. Sigh.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:10:51pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:13:09pm

re: #310 HappyWarrior

You guys know I do my family’s history research. Dad’s told me how horrified his Dad was of a potential Reagan presidency. It really makes me wonder what he’d say about Trump.

My 86 year old AJ is freaking the fuck out.

She was aghast at Watergate.

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ipsos  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:14:01pm

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BeachDem  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:14:47pm

re: #51 HappyWarrior

And those types are the worst. I was telling EPR earlier that I despise the NRO types more than I do Trump/Bannon because Trump/Bannon more or less know they’re disgusting assholes. NRO tries to sell themselves as the voice of responsible, moral, intelligent, thoughtful, etc of the conservative movement but they’re party hacks all the way. Lowry will have NRO defending any right wing asshole against the Dems and left because it’s all about preserving the power and influence of team conservative to him in the end.

I don’t like to discriminate. I hate them all—with the heat of 1,000 suns.

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ObserverArt  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:15:02pm

I wanna wall built too.

Right around Trump, his cabinet and all of the others that support the fool.

It won’t cost that much either, not compared to do a southern border wall. It would be money well spent. I bet we could get Mexico to help too. As well as 70% of this country.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:15:32pm

re: #316 gocart mozart

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She’s missing the long game being played by Trump here. His goal isn’t to convince you that there are millions of people voting illegally. He is engaging in this to put forward the idea in the heads of people like Steven King, Louie Gohmert, and like-minded congressmen to attempt to overturn the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as well as other sweeping disenfranchisement of minority voters (you know, those who were “illegally voting”)

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:15:59pm

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teleskiguy  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:17:56pm

re: #347 Charles Johnson

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:19:15pm
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retired cynic  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:20:14pm

re: #349 jaunte

tears

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:21:08pm

re: #317 stpaulbear

I honestly hope something really shitty happens to him in NZ. I hope the natives make his life suck. He can’t stay locked in his fortress forever.

Actually, him being locked up forever might be a benefit to the rest of us.

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William Lewis  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:21:11pm

re: #348 teleskiguy

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No. He’s just another quisling aiding and abetting the nazi takeover of America.

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:23:07pm

re: #322 Charles Johnson

And to think I used to be a fan of Harry.

ISDs: Isn’t that what bombs at abortion clinics are?

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electrotek  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:24:44pm

re: #349 jaunte

Dammit, I’m blocked from his tweet. Is he an overly fast blocker that ends up blocking random people by accident?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:26:25pm

Dudebros really suck.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:30:22pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:30:32pm

Went with my little photoshop for a new avatar. It was so nutty to say the word about Obama. Wingnutty because their stuff was as fictional as millions of illegal votes. He had threatened no one with anything but his existence and his ethnicity. This guy has threatened or insulted many of us. Repeatedly. Deliberate and calculated and paid for. Ah well gonna run with these colors a while I think.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:31:05pm
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CuriousLurker  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:31:46pm

re: #352 William Lewis

No. He’s just another quisling aiding and abetting the nazi takeover of America.

re: #354 electrotek

Dammit, I’m blocked from his tweet. Is he an overly fast blocker that ends up blocking random people by accident?

Speaking of quislings… Did you guys see this? I just saw it right now: Trump’s Hindu, Sikh and Muslim power brokers - BBC News *spit*

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:32:30pm
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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:33:32pm

re: #315 Belafon

Because the war has started.

Is everyone here funding some group to help fight Trump?

The DSA here in Western Nebraska is organising a meeting to figure out what we want to do here.

I’m expecting that I am on far too many lists of groups for my safety. Being the only Democrat elected in ninety thousand square miles probably won’t help me much either. The wingnut Christian Identity church here is after ejecting “secularists” from government again (that would be me, only one of two atheists in Nebraska government).

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electrotek  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:34:24pm

re: #359 CuriousLurker

Speaking of Quislings… Did you guys see this? I just saw it right now: Trump’s Hindu, Sikh and Muslim power brokers - BBC News *spit*

I had a field day in the Facebook comments of that story when the BBC page posted it. So many morons, I wish I could just fuck off from social media but I just can’t because of how threatening this administration is.

I’m going to use Quislings from now on more often. I’ve always been hesitant on using the term “uncle Tom” due to its obvious racially charged origins.

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:37:30pm

re: #357 Unshaken Defiance

Went with my little photoshop for a new avatar. It was so nutty to say the word about Obama. Wingnutty because their stuff was as fictional as millions of illegal votes. He had threatened no one with anything but his existence and his ethnicity. This guy has threatened or insulted many of us. Repeatedly. Deliberate and calculated and paid for. Ah well gonna run with these colors a while I think.

I’m glad I’m not on Twitter.

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CuriousLurker  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:37:49pm

re: #362 electrotek

BTW, the capitalization was a typo on my part—“quisling” should be lower case.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:38:28pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:41:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:43:53pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:44:17pm

Dudebros. They really do suck.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:45:11pm
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retired cynic  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:45:15pm

re: #368 Charles Johnson

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Dudebros. They really do suck.

Sure they do. Just ask them. Jeez.

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:45:59pm

re: #368 Charles Johnson

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Dudebros. They really do suck.

Reminder: Although Senator Sanders voted against the invasion of Iraq, he voted to keep funding it afterwards.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:47:23pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:48:22pm

re: #336 HappyWarrior

Also fuck you to those who claimed the left “got us” Trump because of political correctness. It’s not our fucking fault that right wingers are too sensitive to being called out on being bigoted shitwads.

WHY DID YOU MAKE US HIT YOU

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cat-tikvah  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:48:28pm

re: #5 HappyWarrior

Mine got here in 1923. I take this very personally, as the door slamming on immigrants from eastern (and southern) Europe was a result of xenophobia directed at “undesirables” like my grandparents who fled Ukraine.

Stoking ever more hatred and fear. Revolting.

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electrotek  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:53:12pm

So tired of these wingnuts using “homeless veterans” as a cudgel to justify their opposition to helping refugees out.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:53:26pm

So my wife’s Alexa arrived today. Thing is fucking awesome. “Alexa, play the Grateful Dead.” (Okay, so she only plays studio cuts, but when I asked her to play Yonder Mountain String Band she opened with a live cover of the GD’s Shakedown Street so points there). “Alexa, stream KQED” - works perfectly…

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:53:54pm

Has Trump helped out the tornado victims yet?

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:53:59pm

re: #325 HappyWarrior

And remember the reaction by this same party when Obama just wanted to give a brief speech to kids returning to school. Yeah fuck them. They don’t care about anything but power. I always try to resist saying it but the GOP is now a fascist party. They are the American BNP, the American National Front, etc.

Note too the Nazis did things early in their rise to power such as seized lists of people who belonged to organisations they didn’t like, including such things as scientists and the intelligentsia.

I already know which groups’ lists I am on … not expecting this to come out well.

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:56:07pm

re: #377 Ace Rothstein

Not according to Snopes

snopes.com

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:56:35pm

re: #376 darthstar

So my wife’s Alexa arrived today. Thing is fucking awesome. “Alexa, play the Grateful Dead.” (Okay, so she only plays studio cuts, but when I asked her to play Yonder Mountain String Band she opened with a live cover of the GD’s Shakedown Street so points there). “Alexa, stream KQED” - works perfectly…

And when my wife got home she said, “Alexa play Miles Davis” and ‘she’ did…we’re still listening to Miles.

I may never have to pay for another album again.

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:57:27pm

re: #375 electrotek

So tired of these wingnuts using “homeless veterans” as a cudgel to justify their opposition to helping refugees out.

Yup. Didn’t hear a damn word from them when I was homeless.

And the amount of money required to help refugees is insignificant in comparison to the amount required to help homeless vets.

Plus, the GOP wants to turn the VA into a “government chartered non-profit” (this week). Wingnuts also want to take away our medical care.

Conservatives have never given a flip about active duty or veterans in my entire adult life. I saw that in the Navy, I see it now. They are hypocrites.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:57:39pm

Re: The topic.

Nothing like “destroying ISIS” by giving them recruiting material for generations. It’s shit like this that will make them even more crazy. I only hope they evacuate everyone inside every one of Trump’s properties before they blow them the fuck up.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:58:09pm

re: #376 darthstar

So my wife’s Alexa arrived today. Thing is fucking awesome. “Alexa, play the Grateful Dead.” (Okay, so she only plays studio cuts, but when I asked her to play Yonder Mountain String Band she opened with a live cover of the GD’s Shakedown Street so points there). “Alexa, stream KQED” - works perfectly…

Set it up to have “Computer!” as the wake word. Via the Alexa app. :)

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baileylamb  Jan 24, 2017 • 8:59:53pm

re: #77 Shiplord Kirel

I plan to stick it out here no matter what but it may be time for families with young children to consider leaving the country. For real. A decent education may soon be impossible unless you can afford a secular private school, assuming that such schools are even allowed to exist.

Can you convince my husband of this? Every night I beg him to leave, this is becoming madness.

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:00:56pm

re: #380 darthstar

And when my wife got home she said, “Alexa play Miles Davis” and ‘she’ did…we’re still listening to Miles.

I may never have to pay for another album again.

I’m guessing this Alexa device requires a good Internet connexion or wireless telephone service to work properly. As such, it wouldn’t work here (so I’ll have to put another LP on my phonograph).

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:01:05pm
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Interesting Times  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:01:53pm

re: #377 Ace Rothstein

Has Trump helped out the tornado victims yet?

Hattiesburg, Mississippi:

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 45,989 people residing in the city. 52.8% were African American, 40.5% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from some other race and 1.1% from two or more races. 4.3% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Albany, Georgia:

The racial makeup of the city was 71.6% African American and Black, 25.2% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population

Need I say more?

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CuriousLurker  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:02:40pm

re: #382 GlutenFreeJesus

Re: The topic.

Nothing like “destroying ISIS” by giving them recruiting material for generations.

Yep, no doubt they’re loving this shit.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:05:19pm

re: #383 GlutenFreeJesus

Set it up to have “Computer!” as the wake word. Via the Alexa app. :)

The wake words are limited to Alexa, Echo, and Amazon (not sure on the third). I know from trying to help a friend change the wake word. I’m happy with “Alexa” because I can picture her wearing nothing but an apron as she serves up NPR.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:05:44pm

re: #387 Interesting Times

Need I say more?

No.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:06:25pm

The leaks over the next month or so, the leaks…

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CuriousLurker  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:06:30pm

I hope they extradite El Chapo over here and then he escapes and can’t be found right away so Von ClownStick will shit himself for talking smack.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:07:10pm

re: #223 MsJ

I block all people who add me to any list, even ones I like. Then I unblock them. I’m not interested in being listed by anyone.

Charles, I still can’t tweet pictures using the Tweet/Save menu. I haven’t tried to save one but tweets don’t work. (Latest iOS, Safari)

Is that in Spy mode?

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:07:58pm

Okay…that last post was a joke. I’m not objectifying the scented candle. (A friend got one for Xmas and her mother was smelling it trying to figure out what it was. If I could change the wake word, it would be “Scented Candle”).

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retired cynic  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:08:08pm

re: #392 CuriousLurker

I hope they extradite El Chapo over here and then he escapes and can’t be found right away so Von ClownStick will shit himself for talking smack.

I thought he was already here — right during President Obama’s last couple of days.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:08:38pm

re: #391 Ace Rothstein

The leaks over the next month or so, the leaks…

It won’t be leaks. Think of it more as an infectious discharge.

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makeitstop  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:08:38pm

re: #392 CuriousLurker

I hope they extradite El Chapo over here and then he escapes and can’t be found right away so Von ClownStick will shit himself for talking smack.

He’s already here. They flew him into the airport couple of miles from my house last week.

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jaunte  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:08:58pm

Mexico is not going to accept any wall talk from Trump.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:09:05pm

re: #393 Charles Johnson

Is that in Spy mode?

No. Normal thread. I didn’t try Spy. I will tho.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:10:21pm

re: #393 Charles Johnson

Neither save nor tweet work in thread or Spy.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:11:57pm

re: #400 MsJ

Yep, I see what you mean. Seems to be an iOS issue, I’ll investigate tomorrow.

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:13:45pm

re: #401 Charles Johnson

Yep, I see what you mean. Seems to be an iOS issue, I’ll investigate tomorrow.

Thanks!

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Kragar  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:13:45pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:14:41pm

re: #343 ipsos

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MsJ  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:14:52pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:17:00pm

re: #398 jaunte

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Mexico is not going to accept any wall talk from Trump.

Typical Trump will be all blowing kisses and friendly salesman to their face.

They will just have to sit through it.

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:19:30pm

Well, with the new FCC Chairman who so opposes Net Neutrality, I presume Alexa will still work well in places that have good Internet service; on the other hand, Little Green Footballs will be relegated to the “slow lane.”

My jokes about having to log on here with a 300-baud modem might look more like reality to me. Or maybe a Teletype if Mr. Johnson offers a text-only service.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:20:11pm

re: #322 Charles Johnson

And to think I used to be a fan of Harry.

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darthstar  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:21:23pm

Embiggen the fuck out of this.

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:21:33pm

re: #408 goddamnedfrank

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Voting is a moral responsibility. Voting for the NOT FASCIST who could win the election was the moral thing to do.

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Schroedinger's Dog  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:22:53pm

evening lizards…back again..had to step away from the interwebz for a while until I could post without my keyboard combusting

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:23:57pm

And looking at the Libertarian Party’s main Webpage, they are all in on the GOP destroying government (they want them to work faster).

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teleskiguy  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:26:37pm

Instagram

We have a full day of citizen activism planned! Incredible turnout at rally number one this morning for the #marchonmain! #womensmarch
Such a powerful experience to share with @katieboue - now onto the clean air rally!

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CuriousLurker  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:28:48pm

Dammit, WTF do they do this?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:29:52pm

re: #404 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

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CuriousLurker  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:36:14pm

Annnnd a new thread. Over & out. *gives CJ the stink-eye en route to the door ಠ_ಠ…*

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Joe Bacon  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:39:13pm

It’s times like this where I take solace knowing that in Britain, “Trump” means…a fart…

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:49:16pm

re: #376 darthstar

So my wife’s Alexa arrived today. Thing is fucking awesome. “Alexa, play the Grateful Dead.” (Okay, so she only plays studio cuts, but when I asked her to play Yonder Mountain String Band she opened with a live cover of the GD’s Shakedown Street so points there). “Alexa, stream KQED” - works perfectly…

In the 60s we were afraid our phones were tapped. Now we pay top dollar for our own surveillance. We stopped being paranoid and became stupid.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:49:52pm

re: #389 darthstar

The wake words are limited to Alexa, Echo, and Amazon (not sure on the third). I know from trying to help a friend change the wake word. I’m happy with “Alexa” because I can picture her wearing nothing but an apron as she serves up NPR.

It’s not quite asleep if it can hear its name.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:54:12pm

Ya know. This ban on Muslims from certain countries. Useless. They’ll just get visas from Saudi Arabia/Turkey/countries not on the list. I know it won’t be easy for 95% of them, but they’ll get help. Even from people here in the US.

It’s the GOP and Trump being hateful pieces of shit.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:55:10pm

re: #419 Decatur Deb

It’s not quite asleep if it can hear its name.

Nothing going on in this household within earshot of it that I’d be embarrassed about.

That’s why mine is downstairs, in the kitchen. ;)

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Decatur Deb  Jan 24, 2017 • 9:56:48pm

re: #421 GlutenFreeJesus

Nothing going on in this household within earshot of it that I’d be embarrassed about.

That’s why mine is downstairs, in the kitchen. ;)

Wife put a tower in the dining room and a little puck in the front room. I was looking for an excuse to stop talking to her anyway.

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unproven innocence  Jan 24, 2017 • 10:10:13pm

re: #283 EPR-radar

The fact that a significant part of the news establishment is perfectly content to provide ‘coverage’ like this does not help:

Moderator (M): Today’s topic is triangles, and how many sides they have.

Republican talking head (RTH): Four, or was it seven? I can’t remember what Trump had in his latest tweet.

Sane person (SP): You can’t be serious. It’s three. By definition.

M: We have an interesting disagreement today. Let’s see what the polls say (60% 3 sides, 40% other than 3 sides). What’s the panel’s take on this?

RTH: 3 sided triangles are a communist plot. Schools should be under local control to prevent this kind of centralized tyranny. (RTH starts foaming at the mouth and chewing the carpet. Jumbled GOP talking points can be heard in the ravings)

SP: Having three sides is the defining trait of a triangle. A four-sided triangle is logically impossible.

M: This was a good debate and both sides made their points well. What did the focus group think?

The three edges, that’s three. If it’s laying flat, there’s the top side, and bottom side. And if it’s standing up with one side facing me, front side and back side. As a subset of an infinite plane, there’s an inside and an outside. So five. There must be five lights. I’m sure of it.

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Anymouse  Jan 24, 2017 • 10:22:22pm

re: #420 GlutenFreeJesus

Ya know. This ban on Muslims from certain countries. Useless. They’ll just get visas from Saudi Arabia/Turkey/countries not on the list. I know it won’t be easy for 95% of them, but they’ll get help. Even from people here in the US.

It’s the GOP and Trump being hateful pieces of shit.

Don’t worry, they’ll get around to banning all Muslims eventually.

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Swift2991  Jan 25, 2017 • 3:39:33am

re: #6 thedopefishlives
Well, they were, like my maternal ancestors. Shiite Catholics who wanted to rule by CanonLaw!

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Tigger2005  Jan 25, 2017 • 5:00:29am

re: #19 Hecuba’s daughter

Reposted from dead thread downstairs:

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?

They actually like they’re at war with all American citizens who aren’t Republicans, so yes. Example, do you think the DC prosecutors who decided to charge journalists covering a protest with felonies lean Democrat? I doubt it.

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while(1) worries++;  Jan 25, 2017 • 5:07:36am

re: #73 Eclectic Cyborg

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