Twitter Promises “Urgent” Action to Make the Social Network a “Safer Place”

Suggestion: start by getting rid of the Nazi infestation
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I almost hate to write this article because I’ve been let down so many times by Twitter’s unfulfilled promises to deal with the trolls and Nazis and terrorists who use the service to advance their twisted goals.

But Twitter’s vice president of engineering, Ed Ho, posted a series of comments tonight that makes me hope again that they’ve actually woken up to how bad it’s gotten.

We shall see. Promises are good. Action is better.

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1
Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:37:14pm

Another sock puppet account from the creep who’s been harassing me all day.

2
Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:37:32pm

bet tomorrow’s EO tries to shut down free communication on the internet.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:38:34pm

And another one.

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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:39:05pm

re: #2 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

bet tomorrow’s EO tries to shut down free communication on the internet.

Bet you’re close.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:39:34pm

Speaking of Twitter….(posted from downstairs)

Medium: Twitter Activist Security - Guidelines for safer resistance

Many people are starting to get politically active in ways they fear might have negative repercussions for their job, career or life. It is important to realise that these fears are real, but that public overt resistance is critical for political legitimacy. This guide hopes to help reduce the personal risks to individuals while empowering their ability to act safely.
I am not an activist, and I almost certainly don’t live in your country. These guidelines are generic with the hope that they will be useful for a larger number of people.

Read the Whole Thing

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:39:35pm

An interesting dichotomy between what’s being promised and what you’re experiencing right now, Charles.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:41:39pm

re: #4 Skip Intro

Bet you’re close.

That will really, really backfire.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:41:50pm
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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:42:32pm

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:42:48pm

And another one.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:44:01pm
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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:44:01pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:44:06pm
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darthstar  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:44:19pm

I think Twitter should start with suspending @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS for a few weeks. Make that fucker try to do his job through normal channels for a few days.

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gocart mozart  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:45:42pm

When will the new guy get fired?

Dana J. Boente was nominated by President Barack Obama on Oct. 8, 2015, and confirmed by the United States Senate on Dec. 15, 2015, as the 60th U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA). As the chief federal law enforcement for the district, which includes offices in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk and Newport News, Boente supervises the prosecution of federal crimes and the litigation of federal civil matters.

Boente is a 31-year veteran of the Department of Justice, and has spent his professional career in public service. He began as a law clerk to Chief U.S. District Judge J. Waldo Ackerman for the Central District of Illinois in 1982. In 1984, he joined the Tax Division’s Criminal Section as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program. In January 2001, Boente became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Fraud Unit of EDVA. He was detailed to the Tax Division in August 2005 to serve as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Boente returned to EDVA when he was selected as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney in May 2007, and later served as the U.S. Attorney for EDVA from October 2008 through September 2009. In December 2012, Boente was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, a position he held until September 2013. He became the Acting U.S. Attorney for EDVA by virtue of the Vacancy Reform Act on Sept. 23, 2013, and served in that position until Dec. 15, 2015.

Boente is a graduate of St. Louis University (B.S.B.A. and M.B.A.) and its School of Law (J.D.). He has lived in Northern Virginia for 29 years.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:46:02pm

Looks like she’s the first one to “betray” the Bannon Administration. That will be a badge of honor in the coming week(s).

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:46:47pm
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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:47:25pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart

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Sally Yates took an oath to uphold the United States Constitution.

I’m sure that Dana Boente was only offered the position after agreeing to obey Donald Trump’s directives without question.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin - merde, nous allons mour  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:47:33pm

re: #2 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

bet tomorrow’s EO tries to shut down free communication on the internet.

It’ll be something about making net neutrality a thing of the past.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:47:56pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:48:02pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart

How Nixonian of Trump….

Monday Night Massacre is the new Satudary Night Massacare….

Richardson appointed Cox in May of that year, after having given assurances to the House Judiciary Committee that he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the events surrounding the Watergate break-in of June 17, 1972. The appointment was created as a Career Reserved position in the Justice department, which meant (a) it came under the authority of the Attorney General, and (b) the incumbent could not be removed for any reason other than “for cause” (e.g. gross improprieties or malfeasance in office). Richardson had, in his confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate, given the explicit promise not to use his authority to dismiss the Watergate Special Prosecutor, unless for cause.
When Cox issued a subpoena to President Nixon, asking for copies of taped conversations recorded in the Oval Office and authorized by Nixon, the President initially refused to comply. On Friday, October 19, 1973, Nixon offered what was later known as the Stennis Compromise—asking the infamously hard-of-hearing Senator John C. Stennis of Mississippi to review and summarize the tapes for the special prosecutor’s office. Cox refused the compromise that same evening and it was believed that there would be a short rest in the legal maneuvering while government offices were closed for the weekend.
However, on the following day (a Saturday) Nixon ordered Attorney General Richardson to fire Cox. Richardson refused, and resigned in protest. Nixon then ordered Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus to fire Cox. He also refused and resigned.[4][5]
Nixon then ordered the Solicitor General, Robert Bork (as acting head of the Justice Department), to fire Cox. Both Richardson and Ruckelshaus had given personal assurances to Congressional oversight committees that they would not interfere, but Bork had not. Although Bork would later claim that he believed Nixon’s order to be valid and appropriate, he still considered resigning to avoid being “perceived as a man who did the President’s bidding to save my job.”[6] Nevertheless, having been brought to the White House by limousine and sworn in as Acting Attorney General, Bork wrote the letter firing Cox.[7] Initially, the White House claimed to have fired Ruckelshaus, but as The Washington Post article written the next day pointed out, “The letter from the President to Bork also said Ruckelshaus resigned.”
On November 14, 1973, federal District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell ruled that the dismissal of Cox was illegal, in the absence of a finding of extraordinary impropriety as specified in the regulation establishing the special prosecutor’s office.[8] Congress was infuriated by the act, which was seen as a gross abuse of presidential power. The public sent in an unusually large number of telegrams to both the White House and Congress.[9][10] Less than a week after the Saturday Night Massacre, an Oliver Quayle poll for NBC News showed that for the first time, a plurality of U.S. citizens now supported impeachment of Nixon, with 44% in favor, 43% opposed, and 13% undecided, with a sampling error of 2 to 3 percent.[11] In the days that followed, numerous resolutions of impeachment against the president were introduced in Congress

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:48:27pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

And another one.

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Eggs with eggzackly 1 follower, some p0rn spambot.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:48:32pm

I had to reread that statement twice, because it was just that shocking. FFS, the only thing missing from it was a declaration that Yates is an “enemy of the state.” Trump actually outdid Nixon by firing an acting AG for refusing to obey his orders.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:48:36pm

I might have been an ally of a site like The Intercept. But Glenn Greenwald has made sure that’s never going to happen.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:48:59pm

This can’t be legal, either, can it? NDAs for staffers he shouldn’t even be interacting with?

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:49:30pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart

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Stanley Sea  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:49:31pm

Background on Boente

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:51:00pm
Senior staffers on the House Judiciary Committee helped Donald Trump’s top aides draft the executive order curbing immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations, but the Republican committee chairman and party leadership were not informed, according to multiple sources involved in the process.

The news of their involvement helps unlock the mystery of whether the White House consulted Capitol Hill about the executive order, one of many questions raised in the days after it was unveiled on Friday. It confirms that the small group of staffers were among the only people on Capitol Hill who knew of the looming controversial policy.

Kathryn Rexrode, the House Judiciary Committee’s communications director, declined to comment about the aides’ work. A Judiciary Committee aide said Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) was not “consulted by the administration on the executive order.”

The work of the committee aides began during the transition period after the election and before Donald Trump was sworn in. The staffers signed nondisclosure agreements, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Trump’s transition operation forced its staff to sign these agreements, but it would be unusual to extend that requirement to congressional employees. Rexrode declined to comment on the nondisclosure pacts.

In other words the incoming Trump administration subverted Congressional aides, turning essentially them into double agents against their legislative bosses and making them draft an executive order in total secrecy that not only bypassed but obviated established immigration law.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:51:21pm

Later folks. I think I’ve had my fill of Trumpsanity for the day. I seem to have a very low tolerance for it these days. I need to watch my ‘diet’ for my mental health. Keep up the good fight.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:51:29pm

I suppose he only had her fired because he hasn’t gotten around to writing an EO legalizing summary execution.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:53:01pm

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

In other words the incoming Trump administration subverted Congressional aides, turning essentially them into double agents against their legislative bosses and making them draft an executive order in total secrecy that not only bypassed but obviated established immigration law.

And all Paul Ryan will do is go ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ because he just wants the ACA gone and tax cuts for old, rich and angry WASPs.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:53:26pm

re: #15 gocart mozart

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gocart mozart  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:53:32pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:55:17pm

re: #21 Eric The Fruit Bat

How Nixonian of Trump….

Monday Night Massacre is the new Satudary Night Massacare….

I was born in late 1981, but this feels like Watergate played back at 500% speed and with the volume distorted to hell.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:55:19pm

When you lose Billo…

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:55:39pm

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

In other words the incoming Trump administration subverted Congressional aides, turning essentially them into double agents against their legislative bosses and making them draft an executive order in total secrecy that not only bypassed but obviated established immigration law.

It only took a week and two days for Donald Trump’s inner circle to bypass both Congressional and Judicial oversight in implementing his edicts. Also, anyone who even hints at balking against his absolute rule is summarily removed.

Forcing Congress to implement Enabling Acts will be a mere formality with him.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:56:17pm

If it calls people “weak” and uses “very” for emphasis, it’s Trump.

If it stirs shit, it’s Bannon.

If it references WW3, it’s Trump’s Russian Repeater.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:56:27pm

And another one.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:56:32pm

re: #25 A wild WITHAK appeared!

This can’t be legal, either, can it? NDAs for staffers he shouldn’t even be interacting with?

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Pretty sure it isn’t legal. You cannot have these people ‘volunteer’ without very specific statutory allowances. You can have govt volunteers at National Parks etc, but those exemption were specifically made by law.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:58:18pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

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Stanley Sea  Jan 30, 2017 • 6:58:38pm

Strategy is burn it down.

And

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:00:28pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:02:25pm

re: #7 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

That will really, really backfire.

Bannon is starting so many forest fires people are going to tire of hearing about them. Then the real dirty work will start.re: #35 The Vicious Babushka

When you lose Billo…

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Not for long, I bet. Anyone game?

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:02:29pm

re: #40 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:03:10pm

2020 with a Dem President replacing Trump, we better see a Erdogan-style purge (except, no innocents of course). And I am not kidding.

Every single one of these assholes must be banished from politics.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:04:06pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:04:09pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

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coin operated  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:04:19pm

re: #44 Skip Intro

Not for long, I bet. Anyone game?

No…got better things to lose money on.

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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:04:29pm

re: #42 Stanley Sea

Strategy is burn it down.

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Or turn the military lose on the courts, calling them enemy combatants. I wonder if the Republic will survive to March?

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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:05:07pm

re: #46 GlutenFreeJesus

2020 with a Dem President replacing Trump, we better see a Erdogan-style purge (except, no innocents of course). And I am not kidding.

Every single one of these assholes must be banished from politics.

Boy, you’re an optimist.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:05:35pm

re: #36 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

It only took a week and two days for Donald Trump’s inner circle to bypass both Congressional and Judicial oversight in implementing his edicts. Also, anyone who even hints at balking against his absolute rule is summarily removed.

Forcing Congress to implement Enabling Acts will be a mere formality with him.

I have no doubt that’s what they want to do, but they are totally — and purposefully — oblivious to the protests and demonstrations happening fucking EVERYWHERE.

Bannon and Trump are deeply angering all these otherwise divergent groups at the same time, so much so that they are starting to unite as a collective unit.

This is fucking spiraling out of control.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:06:07pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:06:26pm

re: #15 gocart mozart

The next in the chain is the US Attorney in Chicago-probably they couldn’t swear him in fast enough?

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MsJ  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:07:17pm

re: #35 The Vicious Babushka

When you lose Billo…

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:07:28pm

And another one.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:08:35pm

re: #56 Charles Johnson

And another one.

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I think they are all the same person. Sad!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:09:16pm

re: #50 Skip Intro

Or turn the military lose on the courts, calling them enemy combatants. I wonder if the Republic will survive to March?

Or the military refuses to follow those orders, instead forcibly ousting Trump and Pence and installing Gen. Mattis as “acting president” due to the GOP-run House and Senate failing to uphold the Constitution and removing them.

March 15 would be a logical date, no?

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:11:13pm

re: #54 Eric The Fruit Bat

The next in the chain is the US Attorney in Chicago-probably they couldn’t swear him in fast enough?

They went sycophant shopping.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:11:22pm
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bratwurst  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:11:52pm

Ladies and gentlemen: the new and improved Glenn Beck, the man a wise page warrior who has been a Democrat since JFK thinks we should listen to in these troubled times:

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:12:31pm

We haven’t even hit 2 weeks.

We haven’t even hit 2 weeks.

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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:12:44pm

re: #58 Myron Falwell

Gee, it just gets better and better.

Thanks, Jill. Thanks, Bernie. And a real big thanks to all of you dumbshits who couldn’t be bothered in the most important election in like forever.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:13:11pm

re: #62 Scottish Dragon

We haven’t even hit 2 weeks.

We haven’t even hit 2 weeks.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:13:23pm

re: #47 The Vicious Babushka

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Go to @heerjeet ‘s timeline

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:13:27pm

re: #61 bratwurst

Ladies and gentlemen: the new and improved Glenn Beck, the man a wise page warrior who voted for JFK thinks we should listen to in these troubled times:

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Haven’t seen you in awhile.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:13:36pm

re: #58 Myron Falwell

March 15 would be a logical date, no?

< shudder > Ides hate to see that happen.

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gocart mozart  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:13:44pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:14:07pm

re: #61 bratwurst

Ladies and gentlemen: the new and improved Glenn Beck, the man a wise page warrior who voted for JFK thinks we should listen to in these troubled times:

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Hey Glenn, do yourself a favor and check out this little thing called the Nuremberg Trials for an idea of how “I was only following orders” worked as a defense.

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MsJ  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:14:36pm

I wonder if Comey is flying a trump flag.

Heckova job, Jimmy.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:14:47pm

Well this sucks

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Jenner7  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:14:47pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:15:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:15:16pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart

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Until Sessions is confirmed, he needs to be confirmed by the Senate for his appointment to be valid.

good luck with that.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:15:38pm

re: #71 The Vicious Babushka

Well this sucks

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Looks like what’s just finishing here. Not fun driving my son back to his mother’s a wee bit ago.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:15:44pm

re: #72 Jenner7

It’s Nixon redux.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:15:48pm

I’ll take illegal and unethical actions by the Executive Branch for 1000, Alex…

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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:15:51pm

re: #72 Jenner7

Joe Arpaio has a new job?

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:15:52pm
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Moebym  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:16:15pm

Before today’s news of her firing, I didn’t even know who Sally Yates was. It’s shameful, I know, but I won’t forget her name or her act of bravery anytime soon.

Thank you for defying the treacherous Trump Administration, Ms. Yates.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:16:41pm

re: #72 Jenner7

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Holy shit….

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bratwurst  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:16:44pm

re: #66 Scottish Dragon

Haven’t seen you in awhile.

Good to be missed. Was blessedly somewhat off the grid in rainy Arizona for a week.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:17:17pm

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

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Lawfare says that the acting AG automatically gets that authority by statute.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:17:19pm

re: #31 Myron Falwell

And all Paul Ryan will do is go ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ because he just wants the ACA gone and tax cuts for old, rich and angry WASPs.

Call his office, every single day. I’ve got him on my phone so I don’t have to keep looking up his number.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:17:22pm

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

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“I passed this EO because national security! Now watch as I fire the only women capable of applying for FISA warrants!”

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:17:23pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

Until Sessions is confirmed, she needs to be confirmed by the Senate for her appointment to be valid.

good luck with that.

So that’s it. They just want the whole fucking department to shut down until Sessions is confirmed.

What a fucking childish move.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:18:24pm

re: #76 Dr Lizardo

It’s Nixon redux.

Nixon was ultimately undone because Republicans turned against him. The lesson the GOP has taken from the Watergate era is to train an entire generation of Republicans to put party above country.

The only way the GOP turns on Trump is if they become convinced that Trump is “bad for the GOP brand”.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:18:43pm

Sigh this only gets worse.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:18:55pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:19:11pm

re: #13 FormerDirtDart

I love when politicians complain about politics being done for “political reasons.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:19:17pm

re: #72 Jenner7

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Since I can’t find anything that Ragsdale did in the last 48-72 hours to piss off Der Trumpenfuhrer, I can only assume he’s in a rage-fit and firing any Obama appointees that look at him funny.

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:19:31pm

Someone will need to tell the new AG that, until confirmed by the Senate, if he signs any warrants, he will be breaking the law.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:19:39pm

Dear Democrats, we are at war whether you realize it or not.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:20:12pm

re: #80 Moebym

Before today’s news of her firing, I didn’t even know who Sally Yates was. It’s shameful, but I know now, and I won’t forget it anytime soon.

Thank you for defying the treacherous Trump Administration, Ms. Yates.

I hope that someday when there is a legitimate president, she should receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom for her honorable actions in Resisting Cheeto Mussolini.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:20:25pm

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Birth Control Works  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:20:38pm

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:21:15pm

re: #96 Birth Control Works

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:21:31pm

re: #92 Belafon

Stone will need to tell the new AG that, until confirmed by the Senate, if he signs any warrants, he will be breaking the law.

And that everything collected under those warrants is tainted and can not be used in court.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:22:35pm

re: #35 The Vicious Babushka

When you lose Billo…

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it didn’t last very long:

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:23:39pm

re: #60 Scottish Dragon

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Looking at the viceo footage, I notice there are no license plates on those vehicles, only painted-on vehicle IDs. If those are not official US/State vehicles, they are in direct violation of several laws as they are barred from traveling on public roads.

If it were US military vehicles, they would have been loaded onto a trailer and transported.

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Belafon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:25:18pm

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

Looking at the viceo footage, I notice there are no license plates on those vehicles, only painted-on vehicle IDs. If those are not official US/State vehicles, they are in direct violation of several laws as they are barred from traveling on public roads.

If it were US military vehicles, they would have been loaded onto a trailer and transported.

I have seen military convoys here in Texas.

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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:25:41pm

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

Doesn’t the DeVos family have a member who is familiar with running mercenaries?

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ipsos  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:26:27pm

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

Looking at the viceo footage, I notice there are no license plates on those vehicles, only painted-on vehicle IDs. If those are not official US/State vehicles, they are in direct violation of several laws as they are barred from traveling on public roads.

If it were US military vehicles, they would have been loaded onto a trailer and transported.

???

It’s not at all uncommon to see convoys like that on I-81 in central NY, headed to or from Fort Drum.

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Cheechako  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:26:41pm

I do not like the use of “deplorable” to describe trump supporters. They took the term as a sign of honor. The same with the other nicknames being used.

I respectfully suggest the term “trump chumps”.

Chump is defined in the dictionary as:

noun: 1. Informal: a stupid person; dolt:

trump chump is a much better description of a trump voter/supporter as they actually are stupid persons and/or dolts. If anyone wants to call themselves a chump, they’ll let everyone know they are a stupid person.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:27:15pm

re: #83 Scottish Dragon

Lawfare says that the acting AG automatically gets that authority by statute.

Technically I believe there is no Acting AG until the named candidate receives congressional confirmation as Deputy AG. Yates was confirmed, Boente hasn’t been yet.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:28:12pm

re: #87 EPR-radar

Nixon was ultimately undone because Republicans turned against him. The lesson the GOP has taken from the Watergate era is to train an entire generation of Republicans to put party above country.

The only way the GOP turns on Trump is if they become convinced that Trump is “bad for the GOP brand”.

…or if the GOP’s sugar daddy billionaires order them to turn on him because they will pull their money out of the party seeing that the brand is being laid to waste.

Oh hai Koch Brothers.

semi //

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:29:20pm

re: #102 Skip Intro

Doesn’t the DeVos family have a member who is familiar with running mercenaries?

Betsy’s fucking wingnut mercenary brother….

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:29:50pm

So President Bannon is doing his business verbally and taking pains not to leave a paper trail. Yet, I would be surprised he doesn’t record people for later blackmail. Maybe the frumpy clothes help him hide recording devices.

It would be a damned shame if someone were to leak his conversations. A damned shame…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:29:57pm

re: #104 Cheechako

I prefer “Hey, asshole!”

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:30:05pm

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Moebym  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:30:36pm

Excuse me, but What. The. Hell?!?

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:31:09pm

re: #103 ipsos

???

It’s not at all uncommon to see convoys like that on I-81 in central NY, headed to or from Fort Drum.

Probably should have clarified a bit there - If it is a small number of vehicles, then they may be driven to destination, and the IDs painted on are official registrations. If these are non-government vehicles, they do not have this waiver, and are by law required to have license plates.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:31:43pm

re: #102 Skip Intro

Doesn’t the DeVos family have a member who is familiar with running mercenaries?

Betsy’s brother.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:31:50pm

re: #104 Cheechako

“Branch Trumpidian.”

Probably the only thing Erick Erickson has ever written that is worth repeating. 😹

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:33:47pm
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allegro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:33:49pm

Congressional Republicans are being real nice about being cut out of the program, aren’t they? President Bannon is stomping on their necks and they aren’t even gasping.

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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:34:19pm

re: #114 Myron Falwell

“Branch Trumpidian.”

Probably the only thing Erick Erickson has ever written that is worth repeating. 😹

Erick’s never going to get his Pigboy subbing job back saying things like that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:34:35pm
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bratwurst  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:34:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:35:11pm

heh

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:35:22pm

re: #116 allegro

Congressional Republicans are being real nice about being cut out of the program, aren’t they? President Bannon is stomping on their necks and they aren’t even gasping.

Congressional Republicans stare at the ceiling and think of tax cuts for the Koch brothers.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:36:04pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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David Clarke would want them shot. Wait he already wants that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:36:17pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:36:18pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:37:03pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:37:11pm

re: #118 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah, but not by much. The Saturday Night Massacre and the execution of the DOJ’s impartiality was what ultimately led to the GOP turning against him and preparing articles of impeachment.

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allegro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:37:38pm

re: #121 EPR-radar

Congressional Republicans stare at the ceiling and think of tax cuts for the Koch brothers.

One might think they’d be concerned about the castration they’re experiencing. Maybe when they see their balls stapled to the ceiling they’ll notice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:37:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:38:36pm

re: #126 Targetpractice

Yeah, but not by much. The Saturday Night Massacre and the execution of the DOJ’s impartiality was what ultimately led to the GOP turning against him and preparing articles of impeachment.

Dingell was being his usual lovable old guy snarky self.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:38:53pm

It really is a sharp contrast between Yates standing on her principles and being fired for them, versus Comey selling them out and being embraced by Der Trumpenfuhrer for it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:39:17pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:39:29pm

re: #123 Backwoods_Sleuth

Compare that to the embarrassment sent from the WH and wonder “how the holy fuck did we get here so fast”.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:39:45pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

Dingell was being his usual lovable old guy snarky self.

I know, but in my exhausted state, my mind is starting to reach that point where it takes everything literally.

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Weaselone  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:39:52pm

re: #127 allegro

One might think they’d be concerned about the castration they’re experiencing. Maybe when they see their balls stapled to the ceiling they’ll notice.

That’s what I don’t get. They have to see that it’s not just the judiciary branch he’s undermining, he’s undermining their authority as well. If they don’t act now, they may very well lose the ability to act in the future. Even, the Democrats appear to have figured it out.

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Interesting Times  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:40:07pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Puke. I see why he got picked -_-

Thomas Homan deports people. And he’s really good at it.

Homan is the Washington bureaucrat in charge of rounding up, detaining and kicking illegal immigrants out of the country. As Americans fight over whether the next president should build a wall on the Mexico border to keep migrants out or protect millions of them from deportation, Homan is actually hunting undocumented immigrants down right now, setting strategy for 8,000 officers on the front lines.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:40:30pm

re: #126 Targetpractice

Yeah, but not by much. The Saturday Night Massacre and the execution of the DOJ’s impartiality was what ultimately led to the GOP turning against him and preparing articles of impeachment.

The Republicans have had decades to practice ‘party above country’ since then. The fact that Sally Yates is an Obama appointee is sufficient by itself to justify her removal, according to Republicans.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:41:30pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:42:16pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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With that many people, there probably would have been a death due to accidental discharge.

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:42:31pm

re: #136 EPR-radar

The Republicans have had decades to practice ‘party above country’ since then. The fact that Sally Yates is an Obama appointee is sufficient by itself to justify her removal, according to Republicans.

Glenn Beck’s already voiced aloud the GOP’s position: “She’s there to do her job, not to stand on principles. She either defends the EO as her president has ordered or she leaves.”

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allegro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:42:41pm

re: #134 Weaselone

That’s what I don’t get. They have to see that it’s not just the judiciary branch he’s undermining, he’s undermining their authority as well. If they don’t act now, they may very well lose the ability to act in the future. Even, the Democrats appear to have figured it out.

Bannon has even used their own aids against them now, his own supposed party. What the hell else are they going to sit still for?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:42:44pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:42:44pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:43:36pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Pretty impressive that it only took him 10 days to do that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:44:09pm

re: #142 FormerDirtDart

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That rally is taking place at the Ali Center.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:45:00pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:45:10pm

re: #142 FormerDirtDart

Soros must be the richest man on earth. Why does the GOP want to give him a tax cut for staging these fake rallies?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:46:03pm

re: #137 FormerDirtDart

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Pretty funny since he himself owes his office to the Tea Party.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:46:18pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:46:55pm
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bratwurst  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:47:42pm

re: #142 FormerDirtDart

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:48:14pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:48:20pm

This is a coup now. I think we have to use that word.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:49:01pm

re: #152 bratwurst

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Obviously not the same people who bankroll your morally and intellectually bankrupt self, Sean. Fuck off. The

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:49:05pm

re: #152 bratwurst

Lumpy and Gingrich should find some rabid porcupines to molest, as opposed to broadcasting their toxic swill to poison what remains of the minds of their audience.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:49:07pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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prairiefire  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:49:22pm

Yippee Kai Yai yay, mofos, wonder what tomorrow will bring?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:49:38pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:50:11pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:50:17pm

But hey, at least we kept Hillary out of office before she could start a war, right?

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stpaulbear  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:50:43pm

re: #145 Backwoods_Sleuth

YAY! After I read her story I was hoping that would happen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:50:53pm

LOLOLOL…this thread is too much fun.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:51:22pm

re: #161 Targetpractice

But hey, at least we kept Hillary out of office before she could start a war, right?

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Hillary is worse than Trump.// thanks Jill and Susan.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:51:26pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:52:09pm

re: #152 bratwurst

See Twitter, if you want to improve yourselves, purging worthless shits like Lumpy would be a great thing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:53:15pm
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Belafon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:53:35pm

re: #152 bratwurst

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:53:44pm

re: #136 EPR-radar

The Republicans have had decades to practice ‘party above country’ since then. The fact that Sally Yates is an Obama appointee is sufficient by itself to justify her removal, according to Republicans.

If the Republicans had been in charge of Congress and the Senate, there would have been no Watergate hearings back then and Nixon would have completed his term of office. What Republican House member would actually call for Trump’s removal from office? They will all sit back and let him destroy the country just so they can get their tax cuts for the wealthy, eliminate the social safety net, and reverse Roe v Wade.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:53:50pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:54:06pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why the fuckety fuck is the Daily News calling Bannon “alt-right?” He’s a fucking Nazi.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:54:21pm

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Such an alpha. Nah, a fucking coward who has never had to make any real sacrifices in his life.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:54:25pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:55:09pm

Will the GOP finally act once Trump demands all government employees swear a personal oath of alligence to himre: #169 Hecuba’s daughter

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:55:54pm

heh

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Weaselone  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:56:15pm

re: #173 Stanley Sea

He shouldn’t tease. I’d be almost OK with that pick.

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makeitstop  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:56:53pm

re: #134 Weaselone

That’s what I don’t get. They have to see that it’s not just the judiciary branch he’s undermining, he’s undermining their authority as well. If they don’t act now, they may very well lose the ability to act in the future. Even, the Democrats appear to have figured it out.

A friend on FB posted two words: ‘plausible deniability.’

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:57:23pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:57:33pm

re: #176 Weaselone

He shouldn’t tease. I’d be almost OK with that pick.

Yeah she’s actually a decent judge from what I understand. So she won’t be acceptable to Bannon.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:58:03pm

re: #169 Hecuba’s daughter

Pyrrhic victory in a nutshell. They “win” those battles and lose everything else.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:58:08pm

re: #152 bratwurst

Yo Lumpy,

Instead of telling lies about the airport protests being ‘bankrolled’, why don’t we take a quick look at that cesspit of Satan commonly known as the Republican party?

The essential structure of the Republican party since the civil rights realignment is that of rich sociopaths fomenting all forms of bigotry in US society in order to use the resulting resentment-based voting from the pig-people of the GOP base to lower their tax rates.

Until quite recently, the pig-people of the Republican base were content to follow along with this, largely because exposure to Fox News has atrophied all their higher brain functions.

However, the pig-people have found their Dear Leader in Trump, and he and his goon squad are supposed to make everyone who has ever looked down on the pig-people pay.

Since you have the survival skills of a post-apocalypse cockroach, you have figured this out, despite your otherwise overwhelming stupidity.

Congratulations. Now shut up.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:58:11pm

re: #174 Skip Intro

No.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:58:57pm

re: #159 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I must be a cowboy; I’ve got a lever action rifle & a revolver. But I’d ride there too :D

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:59:08pm

Heh….(via @HeerJeet)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 30, 2017 • 7:59:59pm

I wonder if Trump is going to basically be all “fuck the confirmations” and stick with Acting directors for the next 4 years.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:00:40pm
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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:01:02pm

re: #178 Scottish Dragon

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I still wonder how Canadian & German Leopards will do against the M1A2 once the next D-Day comes…

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Interesting Times  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:01:41pm
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Tigger2  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:01:58pm

Not sure if this is real.

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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:02:33pm

re: #185 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if Trump is going to basically be all “fuck the confirmations” and stick with Acting directors for the next 4 years.

He’ll make them all EVPs in the Trump Organization so I see no problems with that.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:02:42pm

re: #185 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if Trump is going to basically be all “fuck the confirmations” and stick with Acting directors for the next 4 years.

Why bother with that? He’ll get majority votes on the turds he’s nominated, and that’s all he needs.

Sessions is the critical vote, IMO. If the Republicans close ranks behind that asshole, all cabinet nominees will be confirmed.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:02:57pm

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:02:59pm

re: #189 Tigger2

This “jester” guy is a scammer. I wouldn’t trust anything he says or does.

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Weaselone  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:03:38pm

re: #177 makeitstop

A friend on FB posted two words: ‘plausible deniability.’

I’m not sure what that does for them when Trump makes them redundant.

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Droid Builder  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:03:50pm

re: #168 Belafon

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Man I need to get in on some of that sweet, sweet protest cash that is being handed out. At this rate of protests on a daily basis I just might be able to retire early.

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Jenner7  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:05:02pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:05:10pm

re: #189 Tigger2

In fact, I’m removing that tweet, because that link is very possibly malicious. I strongly suggest blocking this guy.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:05:24pm

re: #191 EPR-radar

Sessions is the critical vote, IMO. If the Republicans close ranks behind that asshole, all cabinet nominees will be confirmed.

Yup. Firing Yates was a direct threat issued by Bannon to the GOP senators: get in line or else.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:05:27pm

re: #188 Interesting Times

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Done.

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Skip Intro  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:05:52pm

re: #189 Tigger2

Not sure if this is real.

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Doesn’t read Trumpy, so who knows.

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Tigger2  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:05:59pm

re: #197 Charles Johnson

In fact, I’m removing that tweet, because that link is very possibly malicious. I strongly suggest blocking this guy.

It was a retweet that came across my page. I don’t follow him.

But I have no problem of you taking down the comment.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:06:00pm

re: #196 Jenner7

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Ha! Irony alert.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:06:35pm

re: #198 Myron Falwell

Yup. Firing Yates was a direct threat issued by Bannon to the GOP senators: get in line or else.

And they will. They’re scared of their base.

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Birth Control Works  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:06:38pm

bbl

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Interesting Times  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:06:40pm

re: #200 Skip Intro

Doesn’t read Trumpy, so who knows.

Yes. I couldn’t find anything horrible or horrifying, so hard to believe it’s the genuine article.

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KGxvi  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:08:34pm

I don’t see how Congress, Republican or otherwise, goes along with Trump if this nondiaclosure story is true. Historically, the legislature doesn’t like the executive fucking with their domain.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:08:41pm

re: #187 William Lewis

I still wonder how Canadian & German Leopards will do against the M1A2 once the next D-Day comes…

Don’t really want to find out.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:08:49pm

re: #170 Backwoods_Sleuth

This actually seems like a normal transition process

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:09:12pm

re: #139 Targetpractice

Glenn Beck’s already voiced aloud the GOP’s position: “She’s there to do her job, not to stand on principles. She either defends the EO as her president has ordered or she leaves.”

So Glenn Beck’s opinion is she should just follow orders?

This is my shocked face/ Totally surprised/ Couldn’t possibly have anticipated this turn of events/ It’s not like he’s ever been a spineless, morals-less authoritarian fuckwit with his hand creeping up the thigh of Ilsa, the She-Wolf of the SS/

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makeitstop  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:09:46pm

re: #189 Tigger2

Not sure if this is real.

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‘Cyber Adversaries.’ Hm. Bannon probably has the list in his pocket.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:09:55pm

re: #198 Myron Falwell

Yup. Firing Yates was a direct threat issued by Bannon to the GOP senators: get in line or else.

Except they cannot fire Senators. If the House and Senate actually did their duty, they could stop Trump. But I doubt there are any Profiles in Courage among the Republicans.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:10:01pm

Wisdom from protest signs, part 37:

“Refugees are vetted more than Trump’s cabinet”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:10:40pm

re: #152 bratwurst

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:10:41pm

Anyone happen to catch Lawrence O’Donnell tonight?

He had a former GOP guy on, but I didn’t catch his name. Lawrence asked the guy if he could identify any Republican in Congress that would make his name and reputation by standing up to the President. This guy said he believes no one has the guts because their career could be destroyed by a single Trump tweet.

How sad if it is true…and it most likely is.

Here is the thing though, and the Democrats needed to form up and hold the line. It needs to be clear to Americans that the lack of spine and the fear of a Trump Tweet shows how weak the Republicans are. It needs to be proven to the Republicans that they may lose their career by a single Tweet by Trump or lose their career by being replaced by a Democrat come November of 2018.

Take a chance to lose now but show you have some damn correct political sense…or lose later for being shown to have no concern for this country, its Constitution and the people you serve by being a coward.

Choices are getting slimmer by the day for the GOP congress critters. Will they actually choose to show they are powerless wimps to a guy they never wanted to run for President?

I think I know the answer. I hope the Democrats are working on the 2018 election right now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:10:54pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:11:02pm

re: #197 Charles Johnson

In fact, I’m removing that tweet, because that link is very possibly malicious. I strongly suggest blocking this guy.

Turns out I had blocked that user at some point. No idea when, but I did. Honestly I blocked so many scumbags on Twitter over the past year that it’s impossible to keep up.

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:11:19pm

re: #207 Scottish Dragon

Don’t really want to find out.

I don’t either but given the climate and my history as an M-60A3 tanker on active duty, it’s the kind of nasty little worm that crawls through my brain.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:11:40pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:12:07pm

re: #206 KGxvi

I don’t see how Congress, Republican or otherwise, goes along with Trump if this nondiaclosure story is true. Historically, the legislature doesn’t like the executive fucking with their domain.

Stare at the ceiling. Think of tax cuts, and how much it will piss off liberals.

This is exactly what Congressional GOPers are thinking.

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allegro  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:12:28pm

Watching the Daily Show… don’t know his name but a Muslim comedian is thanking Trump. Muslims are openly praying at airports and crowds of people are going “yay, cool!” LOL

He actually has a point.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:12:56pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:14:51pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:14:59pm

re: #221 Charles Johnson

The Trump administration is already a gigantic mess of criminality. The question is when (if ever) Congressional Republicans will admit this and impeach.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:15:32pm

OK, so Acting USAG can most likely legally sign FISA applications…

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:17:34pm

re: #222 Scottish Dragon

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I doubt that she actually understands why the Constitution was designed to slow things down.

But then, real civics classes were one of the first casualties of “Every Child Left Behind” and the anti-education attitudes behind it.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:17:47pm

re: #168 Belafon

Ah. Bet you it involves SOROS.

Also, completely shocked that wingnut flacks are indulging in a conspiracy theory that’s just a slight variation of Cultural Bolshevism/Frankfort School Conspiracy/International Jewish Conspiracy/ Because it totally makes sense if it’s just one Jewish guy that’s responsible for everything/ That makes the whole thing hang together and not sound at all crazy/ And not resemble at all Protocols materials tarted up with a greasepaint mustache and nipple tassles/

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:19:20pm
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Belafon  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:20:12pm

Joe Manchin finally lines up with the rest of the Democrats: balloon-juice.com.

(On my phone so copying is hard.)

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Interesting Times  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:20:30pm

This thread is as depressing as it is unsurprising:

TL;DR version: the trump chumps don’t care how much damage a policy does or how many people it hurts as long as it upsets teh librul elites.

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:20:35pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:21:13pm

re: #225 William Lewis

I doubt that she actually understands why the Constitution was designed to slow things down.

But then, real civics classes were one of the first casualties of “Every Child Left Behind” and the anti-education attitudes behind it.

I think she knows that, but she has been warning about this situation for months and she is getting angry and desperate to get people to understand how fucking serious this is.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:21:24pm

re: #220 allegro

Watching the Daily Show… don’t know his name but a Muslim comedian is thanking Trump. Muslims are openly praying at airports and crowds of people are going “yay, cool!” LOL

He actually has a point.

Trump’s xenophobic attacks and white supremacist support backfiring in a spectaular and immediate way.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:22:18pm
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Tigger2  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:23:11pm

re: #227 Scottish Dragon

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:24:59pm

re: #231 Scottish Dragon

Could be since I’ve not seen any earlier comments - I don’t do twitter as they don’t care no matter how much Charles hopes they will - so I probably missed a bit.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:27:47pm

re: #233 Charles Johnson

Trump withdraws Tillerson’s nomination in 5…4….3….

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danarchy  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:28:43pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

Until Sessions is confirmed, he needs to be confirmed by the Senate for his appointment to be valid.

good luck with that.

According to this, that isn’t the case. Not sure how trustworthy this site is though:

lawfareblog.com

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:29:08pm

re: #231 Scottish Dragon

I think she knows that, but she has been warning about this situation for months and she is getting angry and desperate to get people to understand how fucking serious this is.

Looking at the crowds outside nationwide — even in liberal coastal strongholds like Idaho and Nebraska — Sarah is selling herself short.

Even look at copies of 1984 flying off the shelves. Within the past few DAYS.

People are waking up. People are paying attention.

I’m aware that Sarah has witnessed the very worst of this country — the resentment and racism that the GOP rank-and-file ultimately embraced with the Trump Horror — but her work is not going to waste.

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Citizen K  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:30:44pm

More than 1K gather in Jersey City to protest Trump actions

JERSEY CITY — More than 1,000 people gathered on Newark Avenue tonight to protest recent moves by President Trump that target illegal immigration and clamp down on refugee admissions.

Waving signs reading “resist” and “friend of Islam,” the crowd roundly booed any mentions of Trump and, after prodding from one of the roughly dozen speakers, repeatedly yelled “you’re fired,” Trump’s catchphrase from the reality show he once hosted. A woman named Susan Forte held up a side that read, with the letters bordered in white lights, “NO.”

The rally was organized as a response to a flurry of executive orders Trump, a Republican, signed in his first week of office, notably one from Friday that curtailed refugee admissions. That order sparked protests at airports nationwide as some refugees and others were detained at U.S. airports.

Estimates have gone all the way up to 3k (which I doubt being there), but even 1k on short notice like that is impressive, and the space it was done in is not exactly a large space either, so that many people in that amount of space really impresses me.

I’m trying not to let anything else harsh this mood right now, especially knowing the municipal gov’t here is fully behind establishing itself as a Sanctuary City.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:31:11pm

re: #238 Myron Falwell

Looking at the crowds outside nationwide — even in liberal coastal strongholds like Idaho and Nebraska — Sarah is selling herself short.

Even look at copies of 1984 flying off the shelves. Within the past few DAYS.

People are waking up. People are paying attention.

I’m aware that Sarah has witnessed the very worst of this country — the resentment and racism that the GOP rank-and-file ultimately embraced with the Trump Horror — but her work is not going to waste.

If the Republicans really do over-reach, that could break some or all the GOP filibusters in the 2018 midterm election.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:31:17pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:32:15pm
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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:33:50pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:35:17pm

re: #242 Scottish Dragon

The Resistance should include an ongoing social media effort to mercilessly mock Trump on subjects that he’s demonstrated personal weakness on. Hand size, popular vote loser and inauguration crowd size are obvious themes to harp on.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:36:36pm

re: #243 Kragar

How the hell does someone like this ‘Dickie R’ make it through the day without drowning in their own drool?

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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:37:30pm

My son, when we’re riding somewhere in my van, has taken to asking for the Rowdy music. That means the album he’s come to associate with my take on the Resistance.

My Chemical Romance “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys”

So for him, tonight, here they are…

My Chemical Romance - “Na Na Na” (Official Music Video)

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MsJ  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:37:33pm

re: #206 KGxvi

I don’t see how Congress, Republican or otherwise, goes along with Trump if this nondiaclosure story is true. Historically, the legislature doesn’t like the executive fucking with their domain.

You’re talking about republicans who need to starve granny, ensure babies die and that no one who can’t afford healthcare gets any. The GOP ain’t gonna do shit.

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allegro  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:37:43pm

re: #244 EPR-radar

The Resistance should include an ongoing social media effort to mercilessly mock Trump on subjects that he’s demonstrated personal weakness on. Hand size, popular vote loser and inauguration crowd size are obvious themes to harp on.

I’d rather see some of that turned on Congressional Republicans.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:39:50pm

re: #248 allegro

I’d rather see some of that turned on Congressional Republicans.

Mocking Trump can’t be the only way Trump is opposed, and Congressional Republicans definitely need to feel the heat.

However, Trump has demonstrated weakness when being mocked on these topics, and such weaknesses should be exploited.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:39:53pm

This year’s theme song:

Rage Against The Machine: Killing In The Name

Nite, Lizzards.

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:41:29pm

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

In other words the incoming Trump administration subverted Congressional aides, turning essentially them into double agents against their legislative bosses and making them draft an executive order in total secrecy that not only bypassed but obviated established immigration law.

But Hillary had emails…and she didn’t laugh appropriately…and she and Trump were just the same.

I think I’m going to puke.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:41:32pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:43:53pm

re: #242 Scottish Dragon

BTW, I add ?hide to a Twitter URL so it doesn’t show the previous tweet to which it’s a reply to. Makes it a bit easier for storyifing. 🙂

Charles did a demonstration of this back in July.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:44:26pm
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stpaulbear  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:44:46pm

re: #250 GlutenFreeJesus

This year’s theme song:

Nite, Lizzards.

The MN Public Radio rock station has a deal on Friday known as ‘song wars’ where the djs each pick a song and the listener’s tweet a winner. ‘Killing In The Name’ won by a landslide on the Friday of the inauguration.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:47:31pm

re: #249 EPR-radar

Mocking Trump can’t be the only way Trump is opposed, and Congressional Republicans definitely need to feel the heat.

However, Trump has demonstrated weakness when being mocked on these topics, and such weaknesses should be exploited.

If those weaknesses aren’t exploited by us, they sure as hell will be exploited by practically every enemy of this nation.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:48:52pm

re: #255 stpaulbear

So I lied. I’m still here. My quote for the foreseeable future:

Fist in the air, in the land of hypocrisy…

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:49:08pm

re: #256 Myron Falwell

If those weaknesses aren’t exploited by us, they sure as hell will be exploited by practically every enemy of this nation.

Exactly. It may seem a bit ruthless to try to destroy Trump with this kind of mockery, but it simply has to be done. Every legal form of protest and opposition must be fully used.

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:49:16pm

re: #209 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

So Glenn Beck’s opinion is she should just follow orders?

This is my shocked face/ Totally surprised/ Couldn’t possibly have anticipated this turn of events/ It’s not like he’s ever been a spineless, morals-less authoritarian fuckwit with his hand creeping up the thigh of Ilsa, the She-Wolf of the SS/

He probably said that while he was fondling some German WW2 collectibles. Heck, he might even have an old uniform on and he is getting a rise if you know what I mean.

Beck is a piece of shit. Sad that some people actually thought he was being decent by putting on the ‘show’ like he cared that this country made a mistake electing Trump.

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mmmirele  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:50:18pm

My brother got out of the hospital this evening. I’m now hoping that my personal life will calm down and our national life might do the same.

(That’s a vain hope, isn’t it?)

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:50:52pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:50:58pm

Behind enemy lines…..

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:51:09pm

re: #244 EPR-radar

The Resistance should include an ongoing social media effort to mercilessly mock Trump on subjects that he’s demonstrated personal weakness on. Hand size, popular vote loser and inauguration crowd size are obvious themes to harp on.

And that he is merely a flunky of President Bannon.

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:51:13pm
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electrotek  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:51:16pm

I took no punches and I exposed an Islamophobe on my Facebook publicly with no fucks given. It was absolutely glorious.

Facebook Post

Don’t take shit from them, push back and fire back with twice the force. Find the Eric B & Rakim in you, and roll with it.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:51:58pm

The vultures have gathered to pull the body of the country apart.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:52:41pm

re: #259 ObserverArt

He probably said that while he was fondling some German WW2 collectibles. Heck, he might even have an old uniform on and he is getting a rise if you know what I mean.

Beck is a piece of shit. Sad that some people actually thought he was being decent by putting on the ‘show’ like he cared that this country made a mistake electing Trump.

I have no use for Glenn Beck. He’s a swivel-eyed loon and ranter who is either completely wrong on his topic of the day, or is coincidentally correct by following some hare-brained line of ‘reasoning’. Either way, he is worse than useless because he contributes significantly to this reality-denial that may end up killing us all.

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petesh  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:53:32pm

re: #196 Jenner7

Great catch!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:53:43pm

re: #259 ObserverArt

He probably said that while he was fondling some German WW2 collectibles. Heck, he might even have an old uniform on and he is getting a rise if you know what I mean.

Beck is a piece of shit. Sad that some people actually thought he was being decent by putting on the ‘show’ like he cared that this country made a mistake electing Trump.

Always a good time to bring out this instructive pie chart regarding Glenn “The Human Hemorrhoid” Beck:

Buy gold and witch hazel pads!
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William Lewis  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:53:56pm

re: #262 Shiplord Kirel

Behind enemy lines…..

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We’re all behind enemy lines right now…

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:54:47pm

Did somebody say Glenn Beck?!?

Requiem for a Rodeo Clown

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:56:29pm
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jaunte  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:57:56pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:59:10pm

re: #238 Myron Falwell

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:59:47pm

re: #265 electrotek

I took no punches and I exposed an Islamophobe on my Facebook publicly with no fucks given. It was absolutely glorious.

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Don’t take shit from them, push back and fire back with twice the force. Find the Eric B & Rakim in you, and roll with it.

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MsJ  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:59:51pm

I have to wonder what protests are going to look like when the republicans bork healthcare.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 8:59:57pm

re: #263 Anymouse

And that he is merely a flunky of President Bannon.

Has Trump ever tweeted on this subject? We know from Trump tweets that popular vote loser and inauguration crowd size matter to Trump, and Trump’s sensitivity to the hand size thing is a matter of public record.

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scottslemmons  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:00:29pm

re: #246 William Lewis

My son, when we’re riding somewhere in my van, has taken to asking for the Rowdy music. That means the album he’s come to associate with my take on the Resistance.

My Chemical Romance “Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys”

So for him, tonight, here they are…

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I remember the first time I saw that one. “Hey, this is pretty rollicking! Great start, fun tune, crazy costumes, this is going to — OH MY GOD, THAT’S GRANT MORRISON!” :)

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electrotek  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:00:31pm

re: #275 GlutenFreeJesus

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:00:50pm
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allegro  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:01:47pm

re: #258 EPR-radar

Exactly. It may seem a bit ruthless to try to destroy Trump with this kind of mockery, but it simply has to be done. Every legal form of protest and opposition must be fully used.

I totally agree. I just want to see other avenues traveled as well, putting effort where it will most count. We know Trump watches TV - everywhere I look he’s being eviscerated (not Fox, of course, I don’t look there). Late night shows, SNL, are merciless and it gets to him bad. So that’s covered. He reads twitter but you know he’s only reading tweets favorable to him and feeding his ego. Go for the snark fer sher, have a blast, but I think it would be real helpful to expand the range. Go after Congressional GOP for being pussies and letting Trump/Bannon castrate them in public. Mock the hell outa them, make them jokes. They got egos too, exploit that weakness in them as well. They are the ones who can actually stop this train. Use them.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:03:21pm

re: #258 EPR-radar

Exactly. It may seem a bit ruthless to try to destroy Trump with this kind of mockery, but it simply has to be done. Every legal form of protest and opposition must be fully used.

Ruthless is how the small “l” libertarian Republicans got in power.

As long as an action is legal and is shown to be worthwhile in a fight, it should be used.

In a military battle analogy, all offensives start out as a probing attack. A salient is opened when a weakness is found in the opposing force’s lines.

Probes are launched all the time, at multiple points.

We are liberals. We can multi-task. We can focus on more than one issue at a time, probing for weaknesses and opening a salient. That is how you seize the initiative, and if you maintain the initiative, you win.

No military (or even sports team) ever won playing only defence.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:03:33pm

re: #279 electrotek

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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:03:38pm
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electrotek  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:04:32pm

re: #283 GlutenFreeJesus

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:05:26pm

re: #277 EPR-radar

Has Trump ever tweeted on this subject? We know from Trump tweets that popular vote loser and inauguration crowd size matter to Trump, and Trump’s sensitivity to the hand size thing is a matter of public record.

I don’t know, but if he reads his Twitter account, he has to know. Keep poking him. His paranoia won’t let him forget it. He mightn’t say anything about Bannon on Twitter, but it will keep him thinking about it.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:06:17pm

re: #281 allegro

I totally agree. I just want to see other avenues traveled as well, putting effort where it will most count. We know Trump watches TV - everywhere I look he’s being eviscerated (not Fox, of course, I don’t look there). Late night shows, SNL, are merciless and it gets to him bad. So that’s covered. He reads twitter but you know he’s only reading tweets favorable to him and feeding his ego. Go for the snark fer sher, have a blast, but I think it would be real helpful to expand the range. Go after Congressional GOP for being pussies and letting Trump/Bannon castrate them in public. Mock the hell outa them, make them jokes. They got egos too, exploit that weakness in them as well. They are the ones who can actually stop this train. Use them.

Mockery vs. Congressional Republicans may or may not work. It should be tried, of course, but I think these people will end up taking orders from the big money players in order to act. We don’t really know what makes them tick, and the ones that are pure sociopaths will be largely immune to mockery.

Trump has been stupid enough to tell the world exactly what gets under his thin skin the most. So that’s the best target for mockery IMO because it’s definitely on target.

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:06:25pm

re: #104 Cheechako

I do not like the use of “deplorable” to describe trump supporters. They took the term as a sign of honor. The same with the other nicknames being used.

I respectfully suggest the term “trump chumps”.

Chump is defined in the dictionary as:

trump chump is a much better description of a trump voter/supporter as they actually are stupid persons and/or dolts. If anyone wants to call themselves a chump, they’ll let everyone know they are a stupid person.

My personal preference is fucking hateful assholes. YMMV

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:08:02pm

re: #272 Kragar

Going after Trump is one thing-going after Kelly Anne Conway also needs to happen:

Eric Wemple, Washington Post: Kellyanne Conway is mad about ‘alternative facts’ blowup

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, appeared a week ago on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd and famously uttered the phrase “alternative facts” when pressed about the falsehoods uttered the previous day by White House press secretary Sean Spicer regarding the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration. In an appearance yesterday on “Fox News Sunday” with host Chris Wallace, Conway made clear just how much the media uproar over those words had affected her.

“Talk about fake news, talk about alternative facts: What happened last week? I went on three network Sunday shows. I spoke for 35 minutes on three network Sunday shows. You know what got picked? The fact that I said, ‘alternative facts.’ Not the fact that I ripped a new one to some of those hosts for never covering the facts that matter to America’s women — 16.1 women in poverty as we sit here, the 12.4 million women who have no health insurance,” said Conway, suggesting that people like Todd and ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos were addicted to phony issues and not big-time issues.

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EPR-radar  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:08:20pm

re: #288 BeachDem

My personal preference is fucking hateful assholes. YMMV

Pig-people (per Driftglass) works for me.

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Joe Bacon  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:08:40pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:10:35pm

re: #274 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

I feel for Sarah. She’s in such a horrible position right now that it tears me up thinking about it.

I honestly wish I knew what to expect. Might make it easier to sleep at night.

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Anymouse  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:10:57pm

re: #289 Eric The Fruit Bat

Going after Trump is one thing-going after Kelly Anne Conway also needs to happen:

Eric Wemple, Washington Post: Kellyanne Conway is mad about ‘alternative facts’ blowup

Yup. Kellyanne Conway has a weakness in that “alternative facts” statement, and she is as paranoid as Trump. As long as it keeps her off her game, it can be used against her on Twingler, Faceplant, wherever she appears.

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:15:36pm

Interesting that all the gutless wonder Republicans use the same 60% bullshit in their claim about how many calls are from outside their district/state. They are lying sacks of shit.

Nobody has been able to get through to do-nothing, worthless sack of shit Tim Scott’s phones for days to denounce the horrible Betsy DeVos. I guess the $49,000 she gave his campaign matters a whole lot more than anything his constituents might say.

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2017 • 9:27:34pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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OK—that string was hilarious—first time I’ve laughed since the Kurt Eichenwald “missing the floor” tweet you posted this afternoon. Thanks.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Jan 31, 2017 • 7:36:21am

re: #152 bratwurst


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