An Absolutely Amazing Solo Acoustic Guitar Version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by the Great Tommy Emmanuel

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I’ve never seen anyone who can pull off those false harmonics the way Tommy does in this video. It’s mind-blowing.

One of the most beautiful takes on such a classic song. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” is a featured video on Tommy Emmanuel’s new DVD “Music Gone Public”, a collection of “greatest hits” from Tommy’s previous PBS airings. This DVD is available for purchase by heading to tommyemmanuel.com

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228 comments

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 4, 2017 • 8:54:10pm

One of our local pizza joints has a signed picture of this guy on their wall.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 4, 2017 • 8:55:09pm

I’ve been privileged to catch Tommy Emmanuel just once, in a joint in a wee upstate hamlet of New York that frankly was not the best showcase for any musician, or any listener for that matter. Anf it was an unexpectedly cold and windy night, and there were twelve people tops in the audience.

And he killed. ‘Tween sets he hung out with our table and was just the nicest, most talented guy. My friends in that part of the Catskills are mostly musicians, so that no doubt helped with mellowing any harshness. I was a fan before meeting him, and since then I am a HUGE FAN, so thanks a bunch for the video Charles.

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b.d.  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:02:33pm

lol @ the gal they have playing sean spicer.

too funny and brutal, cant think of a more deserving administration

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teleskiguy  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:06:19pm
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austin_blue  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:06:29pm

Well, that’s just ridiculously gorgeous.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:06:30pm

re: #3 b.d.

lol @ the gal they have playing sean spicer.

too funny and brutal, cant think of a more deserving administration

I can’t wait to see the clips.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:09:46pm

Watch this.

Beat KY!

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Citizen K  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:10:01pm
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Kragar  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:10:15pm

I LOL’d

Facebook Post

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Kragar  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:11:38pm

Lets try this then

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austin_blue  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:13:52pm

re: #4 teleskiguy

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That’s going to be a fun trip to the top of the hill.

Not.

“Shit, where are my skis? Oh, fuck where are my boots?!? I can’t feel my feet!”

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Moebym  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:16:13pm

re: #7 Stanley Sea

I was a student at UF in ‘06 and ‘07, when the men’s basketball team won back-to-back national championships. It was crazy.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:18:14pm

re: #12 Moebym

I was a student at UF in ‘06 and ‘07, when the men’s basketball team won back-to-back national championships. It was crazy.

You were??!!!! I’m a UF alum

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teleskiguy  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:19:04pm

OK, Charlie, don’t engage braindead Berners on Twitter. Don’t engage braindead Berners on Twitter.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:23:53pm

So when does Trump start Tweetwhining?

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teleskiguy  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:24:38pm

re: #15 GlutenFreeJesus

So when does Trump start Tweetwhining?

3 a.m. PST.

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b.d.  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:25:38pm

re: #3 b.d.

lol @ the gal they have playing sean spicer.

too funny and brutal, cant think of a more deserving administration

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KingKenrod  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:26:05pm

Melissa McCarthy did a knockout impression of an overly hostile Sean Spicer on SNL tonight.

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austin_blue  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:30:11pm

re: #15 GlutenFreeJesus

So when does Trump start Tweetwhining?

Welp, it’s twelve twenty four in DC, so I expect around six thirty. He’s got sundowners syndrome as part of his Alzheimer’s spectrum, so he mentally shuts down around five PM. Sad.

He’ll need to have the Super Bowl explained to him on Monday. And he’ll miss that fantastic new 24 spinoff where foreigners get wasted by Real Americans (But this one’s black! Oh Noes!)

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:31:04pm

Just watched the cold open - the part of the call with Merkel

I had 6 Million at my inauguration.

OMG

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teleskiguy  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:31:22pm

re: #19 austin_blue

Welp, it’s twelve twenty four in DC, so I expect around six thirty.

Fuckface Von Clownstick is in Palm Beach, FL tonight.

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retired cynic  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:32:21pm

re: #17 b.d.

“We represent the Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild….” I’m sorry; it just followed Over the Rainbow!

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austin_blue  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:32:44pm

re: #21 teleskiguy

Fuckface Von Clownstick is in Palm Beach, FL tonight.

Still EST.

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teleskiguy  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:34:47pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

This miserable Berner is still ranting at me like a drunk bum in the middle of the street, even after I muted her. Heh.

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austin_blue  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:36:18pm

re: #24 teleskiguy

This miserable Berner is still ranting at me like a drunk bum in the middle of the street, even after I muted her. Heh.

That seems to be required rather than a feature.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:36:39pm

Seriously, did everyone quit?

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retired cynic  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:37:18pm

re: #26 Stanley Sea

Seriously, did everyone quit?

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Snork!!!

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:37:29pm

re: #26 Stanley Sea

Seriously, did everyone quit?

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Well, I mean, it’s a shitty order. I’m pretty sure that the lawyers who are having to argue this are like “dude …what do you want me to do?”

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:40:31pm
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BeachDem  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:42:49pm

re: #18 KingKenrod

Melissa McCarthy did a knockout impression of an overly hostile Sean Spicer on SNL tonight.

That was phenomenal. (Love you, Alec, but Melissa smoked even you)

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wheat-dogg  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:51:37pm

re: #26 Stanley Sea

They’ve got nothing as a defense.

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jaunte  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:56:25pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 4, 2017 • 9:58:45pm

re: #26 Stanley Sea

Seriously, did everyone quit?

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TFW when you’re asked to defend the indefensible.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:03:47pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:09:20pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

OK, Charlie, don’t engage braindead Berners on Twitter. Don’t engage braindead Berners on Twitter.

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Hard to resist but I didn’t want to completely offend and lose contact with a FB friend who believes the polls that showed Bernie would defeat Trump. These people do not want to admit they are partially responsible for foisting this monster on us (as well as the unprincipled weasel Comey)

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retired cynic  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:10:46pm

re: #35 Hecuba’s daughter

upding for unprincipled weasel!

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:11:01pm

re: #32 jaunte

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Stanley Sea  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:13:28pm

re: #32 jaunte

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I’m still laughing.

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Joe Bacon  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:16:48pm

re: #32 jaunte

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Holy Shit! She comes off as Walter Tetley having an LSD trip!

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JasonA  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:23:25pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:28:32pm

This is simply and seriously some of the most beautiful acoustic guitar music I have ever heard in my life.

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JasonA  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:30:55pm
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Belafon  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:44:43pm

re: #40 JasonA

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That belongs on a shirt.

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austin_blue  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:45:07pm

Night all. Sweet scaly dreams.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:47:25pm

Strunz & Farah at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood California.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:48:30pm

re: #41 teleskiguy

This is simply and seriously some of the most beautiful acoustic guitar music I have ever heard in my life.

There’s nobody better than Tommy.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 4, 2017 • 10:53:12pm

I had to block that BernieOrBuster. A total smug arrogant know-it-all asshole. I wouldn’t be around someone like that IRL, so I’m certainly not going to put up with it on Twitter.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 4, 2017 • 11:05:17pm
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Anymouse  Feb 4, 2017 • 11:05:18pm

Trollin’ trollin’ trollin’
Keep on trollin’ Conway
Rawhide!

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bowlinggreenmassacrefund.com

We all still carry the vivid memories of what horrors occurred at Bowling Green, but some still relive those moments everyday as they work to rebuild a community torn apart.

(more at the link)

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Quiet Storm  Feb 4, 2017 • 11:07:59pm

Just a short drive by before I go to bed. Friend posted this site on my FB feed. It was interesting. One article was about confronting relatives and friends.
blackgirlinmaine.com

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Anymouse  Feb 4, 2017 • 11:12:05pm

Wow, Mr. Emmanuel is quite the guitarist. Thanks for that, Mr. Johnson.

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Moebym  Feb 4, 2017 • 11:33:54pm

A little late to the party, but I watched the video, and was thoroughly entranced.

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Anymouse  Feb 4, 2017 • 11:43:36pm

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 4, 2017 • 11:54:34pm

re: #53 Anymouse

Ha!

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Nyet  Feb 5, 2017 • 12:28:34am
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Kragar  Feb 5, 2017 • 12:29:18am
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Nyet  Feb 5, 2017 • 12:34:41am
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wheat-dogg  Feb 5, 2017 • 12:36:34am

New website (OK, new to me, anyway) listing each day’s Trump developments.

whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com

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Nyet  Feb 5, 2017 • 12:38:17am
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Nyet  Feb 5, 2017 • 12:38:38am
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wheat-dogg  Feb 5, 2017 • 12:43:22am

re: #60 Nyet

Debating hypotheticals with a true believer is a losing proposition, Sergey. You might just as well debate the plausibility of building a floating zoo out of gopherwood with a Biblical literalist.

As with the ark, a Sanders presidency is a fantasy story.

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Nyet  Feb 5, 2017 • 12:47:01am

re: #61 wheat-dogg

I just keep pointing out to him that it’s all hypotheticals.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:04:09am

re: #62 Nyet

I just keep pointing out to him that it’s all hypotheticals.

Didn’t you hear? Opinions are facts! Mine are just as good as yours. //

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:19:32am

I’m just getting news on my CGTN mobile app that Trump’s appeal to restore the Muslim ban has been rejected.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:20:37am

re: #64 Dr Lizardo

Here’s more:

The US federal appeals court has rejected the Trump administration’s request to immediately reinstate a travel ban blocked by a federal judge on Friday.

The ban targeted people from seven mainly Muslim countries.

State lawyers had argued it was unconstitutional and discriminatory.

The federal judge in Seattle had ruled against government lawyers’ claims that states did not have the standing to challenge Mr Trump’s executive order.

bbc.com

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:34:26am

It’s going to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. You know conservatives are going to love that.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:36:39am

re: #66 Single-handed sailor

It’s going to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. You know conservatives are going to love that.

If it goes against them in the 9th, they’ll likely go appeal that to SCOTUS.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:38:28am

re: #67 Dr Lizardo

If it goes against them in the 9th, they’ll likely go appeal that to SCOTUS.

My mistake; this ruling was from the 9th Circuit. So I guess on to SCOTUS, then.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:39:40am

ah you’re right. too late for me.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:40:32am

re: #69 Single-handed sailor

ah you’re right. too late for me.

I posted the ruling in my #68.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:44:20am

re: #64 Dr Lizardo

I’m just getting news on my CGTN mobile app that Trump’s appeal to restore the Muslim ban has been rejected.

Yep.

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Nyet  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:49:55am

“If only someone could get rid me of that pesky judge…”

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:52:44am

re: #68 Dr Lizardo

My mistake; this ruling was from the 9th Circuit. So I guess on to SCOTUS, then.

Here’s the ruling: [Embedded content]

SCOTUS can’t help Trump, at least until Gorsuch is seated, and then he’d have to both refuse to recuse himself and them somehow convince both Kennedy and Roberts to side with Trump. Meanwhile Trump is going out of his way to insult the independent judiciary, something I know has to be grinding Roberts’ gears. As much as I dislike the Chief Justice it’s hard to see the guy who stood up to his own side twice to upheld Obamacare twice rubber stamping Trump’s flagrantly bigoted abuse of power.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:57:47am

re: #73 goddamnedfrank

SCOTUS can’t help Trump, at least until Gorsuch is seated, and then he’d have to both refuse to recuse himself and them somehow convince both Kennedy and Roberts to side with Trump. Meanwhile Trump is going out of his way to insult the independent judiciary, something I know has to be grinding Roberts’ gears. As much as I dislike the Chief Justice it’s hard to see the guy who stood up to his own side twice to upheld Obamacare twice rubber stamping Trump’s flagrantly bigoted abuse of power.

I don’t SCOTUS is going to get Trump’s nuts out of the fire on this one, either. If SCOTUS rules against him, he’s gonna blow a gasket. Who knows? Maybe he’ll be the first POTUS to rage-quit.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 5, 2017 • 1:58:52am

re: #68 Dr Lizardo

My mistake; this ruling was from the 9th Circuit. So I guess on to SCOTUS, then.

Here’s the ruling: [Embedded content]

That doesn’t look like the ruling, it looks like the defendant’s (Trump Administration’s) appeal motion with supporting exhibits.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:00:39am

re: #75 goddamnedfrank

That doesn’t look like the ruling, it looks like the defendant’s (Trump Administration’s) appeal motion with supporting exhibits.

You’re right. Oops. I deleted it.

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teleskiguy  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:03:58am

Yeah, Sergey! Hammering away at the delusional Berner in my mentions. I thank you! Funny stuff!

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wheat-dogg  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:05:35am

re: #74 Dr Lizardo

I don’t SCOTUS is going to get Trump’s nuts out of the fire on this one, either. If SCOTUS rules against him, he’s gonna blow a gasket. Who knows? Maybe he’ll be the first POTUS to rage-quit.

I think only Thomas would side with the White House on this one, because he just would. OTOH the Court may deny cert, meaning the 9th Appellate ruling would stand.

And yeah, Trump is going to blow a gasket about this.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:09:03am

re: #78 wheat-dogg

I think only Thomas would side with the White House on this one, because he just would. OTOH the Court may deny cert, meaning the 9th Appellate ruling would stand.

And yeah, Trump is going to blow a gasket about this.

Heh…..yeah, I’m waiting for the Trump tweetnado about this ruling.

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teleskiguy  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:11:01am

re: #77 teleskiguy

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wheat-dogg  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:13:45am

The appeals court denied an emergency stay, and told the parties to prepare their arguments for a hearing.

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Nyet  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:14:47am

re: #77 teleskiguy

#whackaberner

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wheat-dogg  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:19:10am

Judge Canby was a Carter appointment, and Friedland an Obama appointment.

ca9.uscourts.gov

Trump and his minions are sure to complain about liberal activist judges.

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teleskiguy  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:21:34am
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:23:12am

re: #81 wheat-dogg

I noticed the court gave both sides specific timeframes for their respective replies; I’m pretty sure the Washington and Minnesota AG’s can do it - think Team Trump can make the deadline?

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wheat-dogg  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:31:16am

re: #85 Dr Lizardo

I noticed the court gave both sides specific timeframes for their respective replies; I’m pretty sure the Washington and Minnesota AG’s can do it - think Team Trump can make the deadline?

I’m pretty sure the attorneys slaving away are career people, because I doubt Trump has made those appointments yet.

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teleskiguy  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:36:38am

Man, Sergey has a lot more patience and stamina than me when it comes to delusional Bernie dudebros.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 5, 2017 • 2:39:27am

re: #87 teleskiguy

Man, Sergey has a lot more patience and stamina than me when it comes to delusional Bernie dudebros.

He cut his teeth on Holocaust deniers.

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Alyosha  Feb 5, 2017 • 3:19:28am

I think, and this is coming from a place of virtual ignorance, that this series of events points to Bannon’s desire to remake everything ASAP. That there’s an understanding amongst the cabal (wow, we’ve come back to the type of terminology that was used during the Bush years) that time is short and maximal damage must be inflicted as quickly as possible using executive privilege.
I mean, we’re leaning so heavily on the Judicial Branch for oversight because the other two are so badly compromised.
I guess that the way I’m reading the situation is that, if we were dealing with halfway competent actors, none of this shit would have been attempted before Gorsuch had been confirmed.
Now that Trump has made a point of demonstrating that the judiciary is there to rubberstamp his EOs, that his nominee for the SC must be seen in this light (as Schumer has recently recognised); how is it possible that an adroit political mind like Bannon has not argued for a more measured and timely approach? Unless he knows just how time-poor the administration is and how compromised Trump will soon be revealed to be. It’s possible that he’s just as stupid as Trump. Or that Trump can’t be controlled.

I still don’t know how to read their roadmap. If ham-fisted incompetence is a cover for some deep scheme, I’m failing to see it.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 5, 2017 • 3:22:39am

re: #89 Alyosha

No one ever expected a stupid dictator. Clever ruse.

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Alyosha  Feb 5, 2017 • 3:32:22am

re: #90 wheat-dogg

No one ever expected a stupid dictator. Clever ruse.

But is it like they’re trying to project an image that will cause opponents to lapse into a false sense of security?
Doesn’t that appearance of weakness embolden Democrats?
Nothing makes sense.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 5, 2017 • 3:34:14am

re: #91 Alyosha

But is it like they’re trying to project an image that will cause opponents to lapse into a false sense of security?
Doesn’t that appearance of weakness embolden Democrats?
Nothing makes sense.

Are they Columbo or Clouseau? Hard to tell.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 3:34:44am

re: #89 Alyosha

how is it possible that an adroit political mind like Bannon has not argued for a more measured and timely approach? Unless he knows just how time-poor the administration is and how compromised Trump will soon be revealed to be.

Bannon certainly seems to be acting like he knows time is not his friend and he needs to hurry if wants to accomplish his stated goals of burning the system to the ground. For Bannon, Trump is simply the vehicle he’s using to reach his destination, and maybe he recognizes that the vehicle he’s riding in is akin to a broken-down Yugo.

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boredtechindenver  Feb 5, 2017 • 3:59:56am

re: #89 Alyosha

(H)ow is it possible that an adroit political mind like Bannon has not argued for a more measured and timely approach? Unless he knows just how time-poor the administration is and how compromised Trump will soon be revealed to be. It’s possible that he’s just as stupid as Trump. Or that Trump can’t be controlled..

Or he knows that some weekend after Shabbat is over, Jared and Ivanka will kick his ass out of the White House.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 5, 2017 • 4:02:30am

re: #89 Alyosha

I think, and this is coming from a place of virtual ignorance, that this series of events points to Bannon’s desire to remake everything ASAP.

Honestly I think people are vastly overstating Bannon’s influence. Occam’s Razor tilts towards Trump just being that much of an unhinged asshole. We have this tendency to infantilize leaders we perceive as incompetent and insist a nefarious mastermind is behind them. It happened with Bush & Cheney and now it’s happening with Trump & Bannon. Some people are clearly using it as an insult to get under Trump’s skin and maybe drive wedge between them, which is fine, but it’s definitely a mistake to believe it. Trump has been a racist his entire life, was raised by racists, got sued by the DOJ in the 70’s for racist rental policies, ran the birther lie into the ground, and came up with the whole Muslim ban long before Bannon came on board his campaign.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 5, 2017 • 4:11:28am

re: #95 goddamnedfrank

When the honey wagon is being pulled towards the cliff, it doesn’t matter which jackass is “steering”.

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Lani  Feb 5, 2017 • 4:52:08am

This is showing up on DU and other forums. Shocking, but is it true? Not hard to imagine in TrumpLand, but I don’t want to spread false info.

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I cannot.  Feb 5, 2017 • 5:25:45am
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jeffreyw  Feb 5, 2017 • 5:54:51am

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Good morning!

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Birth Control Works  Feb 5, 2017 • 5:55:54am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 5, 2017 • 5:57:43am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:00:13am

re: #101 Birth Control Works

…and when you look at the views that Christian and Muslim radicals have on women, gays, alcohol and generally having fun in public, you find the same levels of both intolerance and hypocrisy…

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:01:33am

re: #7 Stanley Sea

Watch this.

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Beat KY!

They certainly stomped my Cats last night. Looking forward to the rematch!

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sizzzzlerz  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:01:40am

As a baby boomer born in the middle of that generation, I have a certain provincialism towards music from the 60s and 70s but Harold Arlen’s song, when performed in such a soulful manner by a master musician like Emmanuel, is possibly the prettiest tune I know. It’s no wonder why it is has been a staple for artists since it was composed.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:06:45am

re: #101 Birth Control Works

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You could add another intersecting circle in there for Jews.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:07:10am

re: #100 Birth Control Works

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I’m going to buy some stuff at Nordstrom today.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:12:07am

Greets and saluts from the resistance.

So, yesterday I was out shopping with the Mrs. and she was looking for dresses. We’re in Macy’s and lo and behold, what do I spot?

An Ivanka Trump dress. A nice looking number. Okay. No biggie.

Except for the bit that it’s made in China.

The same people who keep claiming that Bannon/Trump will bring jobs back to the US had absolutely no problem going overseas for their manufacturing lines - because it maximized their profits.

Of course, Trump twits also think that the tax cuts will benefit them. So, once again, I’ll trot out the tax rate tables as far as anyone could figure based on Trump’s tax plan:

While the folks making under $37k get a 3 point cut, which amounts to a $1,000 or less tax cut. For people making $37k to $190,000, most will see no cut at all. But the people making over $190k? Those are the folks who get the biggest cuts - both in percentage terms and in absolute dollars. Throw in the estate tax repeal that the GOP wants, and it’s a huge burden shift from the rich to everyone else since the GOP will use the loss in revenue as excuse to slash and burn the safety net, and to make cuts to programs that are separately funded like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

This is how the GOP operates, and Trump knew his marks better than every other GOPer that ran.

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:28:35am
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darthstar  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:32:53am
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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:45:41am

I just noticed something funny. Do you recall how the GOP claimed job growth during the Obama Administration was disastrous? I noticed that Trump is promising “a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade.” IOW, he is promising that he will maintain the exact same level of job creation as under the Obama Administration for the last five years!

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MsJ  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:48:25am

re: #100 Birth Control Works

In case you missed it, here’s IKEA’s letter to its employees.

ikea.com

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Colère Tueur de Lapin - merde, nous allons mour  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:49:47am

All his cult sees when he says 25 million is a big number. Humans can’t actually comprehend large numbers, in general. And, understanding context is alien to his cult.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin - merde, nous allons mour  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:51:25am

In fact, I would argue that he pulled that number out of his ass. He doesn’t understand context.

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Targetpractice  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:53:46am

re: #108 darthstar

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The Trump campaign came almost right out of the gate beating up on the press, denigrating them at every turn, insulting a handicapped reporter, and generally treating them like shit. But now they want to turn around and go “The press is being too mean to us!”

Tough shit.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:57:12am

re: #83 wheat-dogg

Judge Canby was a Carter appointment, and Friedland an Obama appointment.

ca9.uscourts.gov

Trump and his minions are sure to complain about liberal activist judges.

Trump and his minions will always have something to complain about if things don’t go their way. Doesn’t really matter. Hope SCOTUS decides against Trump’s Muslim Ban. Would send a clear message to him that he’s not going to jam all kind of nonsense down our throat without any push back.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:57:46am
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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2017 • 6:59:34am
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Targetpractice  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:00:59am

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

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As has been noted time and again, in order for there to be impeachment, there first has to be a party willing to impeach the sonovabitch. And right now Paul Ryan and Sen. Yertle has visions of tax cuts and budget slashes dancing in their heads. The present situation is such that he could be caught with a live boy and dead girl in his bed and the GOP would say “Well, let’s not rush to judgment…”

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:02:55am

re: #118 Targetpractice

As has been noted time and again, in order for there to be impeachment, there first has to be a party willing to impeach the sonovabitch. And right now Paul Ryan and Sen. Yertle has visions of tax cuts and budget slashes dancing in their heads. The present situation is such that he could be caught with a live boy and dead girl in his bed and the GOP would say “Well, let’s not rush to judgment…”

They want Trump’s signature on their fever-dream legislation. Once he’s done that, from a political POV, he’s outlived his usefulness.

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Targetpractice  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:04:28am

re: #119 Dr Lizardo

They want Trump’s signature on their fever-dream legislation. Once he’s done that, from a political POV, he’s outlived his usefulness.

Exactly. Until they get his signature on at least one budget and one SCOTUS judge, he could literally shoot somebody on Fifth Ave and they’d argue that it was self-defense.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:09:15am

re: #119 Dr Lizardo

They want Trump’s signature on their fever-dream legislation. Once he’s done that, from a political POV, he’s outlived his usefulness.

Sounds right to me.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:13:26am

re: #118 Targetpractice

As has been noted time and again, in order for there to be impeachment, there first has to be a party willing to impeach the sonovabitch. And right now Paul Ryan and Sen. Yertle has visions of tax cuts and budget slashes dancing in their heads. The present situation is such that he could be caught with a live boy and dead girl in his bed and the GOP would say “Well, let’s not rush to judgment…”

The GOP will not even THINK of impeachment while their dream of repealing Medicare and Social Security is within reach.

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Targetpractice  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:16:05am

re: #122 The Vicious Babushka

The GOP will not even THINK of impeachment while their dream of repealing Medicare and Social Security is within reach.

Theoretically within reach. They’re already backsliding on dismantling Obamacare (the word of the day now is “repair”), while there’s resistance growing within the Congressional GOP ranks against The Great Wall of Derp because (wait for it…) it costs too much and it has no immediate redeeming value besides being a monument to stupidity. The longer it takes them to get his nominees approved, the longer it’s going to drag the budget fight.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:16:39am

re: #117 The Vicious Babushka

And they will be in the company of the University of Penn.

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:18:10am

At least one Iranian parliamentarian, Ali Mohtari, was critical of the original decision to ban the U.S. team. In a posting on Twitter, Mohtari argued that Iran should do the opposite of Trump and instead make a point of welcoming the American wrestlers.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:19:03am

re: #125 darthstar

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When Iran looks more magnanimous…………..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:20:31am

re: #126 HappyWarrior

When Iran looks more magnanimous…………..

they just want to try and radicalize the wrestlers

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:22:20am

re: #126 HappyWarrior

When Iran looks more magnanimous…………..

When Iran is more magnanimous…Trump’s trying to stir shit up with them. They haven’t been doing anything but responding in the last two weeks.

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darthstar  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:22:26am
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Targetpractice  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:23:39am

re: #129 darthstar

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Trump’s fucking with their bottom lines, of course they’re pissed. The more uncertainty he introduces to the market, the worse their economic projections look.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:27:40am

I just watched those SNL clips from last night. I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in quite a while. The Russian lapel pin, Baldwin’s facial expressions, McCarthy as Angry Spice with the oversized suit. LOLOLOLOLOL.

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(alpuz)  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:29:56am

re: #129 darthstar

Wow. That cover absolutely rules!

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Scout  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:33:37am

re: #129 darthstar

One line from The Economist:

Without active American support and participation, the machinery of global co-operation could well fail.

This is one of the worst things the Republicans are doing. By selling their souls for power, they’re risking a global breakdown.

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I cannot.  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:34:25am

re: #131 Ace Rothstein

Anger Spice needed Third-World President-For-Life style shoulder pads, but “Live from New York!” “They already did that” That was glorious.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:38:57am

re: #131 Ace Rothstein

This is an admin ripe to be mocked. And it still doesn’t even begin to convey what these bigots are doing to the nation and the nation’s standing in the world.

Our allies overseas are horrified by Trump. When you treat the PM of Australia with contempt and hang up on him because it’s past your bedtime (5pm), you know it’s bad. What’s even worse is that the entire thing was probably a misunderstanding because Trump heard words liberal and refugee and thought that Australia was a bunch of lefties.

The Bannon/Trump admin is rushing headlong into fights it cannot possibly hope to win. It’s alienated the press, the courts keep rebuffing the Muslim ban (and should there be a split, we’ll see the Supreme Court acting soon enough), and the historic negatives Bannon/Trump started with are only going down. Rallies and demonstrations we have not seen in more than a generation are standing up in opposition to Trump. None of this bodes well, and add in the fact that the Bannon/Trump foreign policy is pro-Russia, the only one who benefits from the upheaval here is Russia.

Bannon/Trump turns a blind eye to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. And the admin is continuing to downplay the investigation into Russian activities before/during/after the election here. Hacking, passing info on to Wikileaks, and other actions, plus Trump’s own ties to Russians. All of it bodes poorly, for him.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:39:16am

re: #122 The Vicious Babushka

The GOP will not even THINK of impeachment while their dream of repealing Medicare and Social Security is within reach.

Though it isn’t really. They’d have to get to 60 GOP Senators in the 2018 midterms, and then all 60 would have to commit to political suicide. Heck, they can’t even figure out how to repeal Obamacare and block grant Medicaid.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:47:34am

Back to back tweets in my feed:

First - retweeted by Hoft (irony watch):

Considering that Hoft has never retracted his baffling BS about the blowout fracture and injuries sustained by Ferguson cop Darren Wilson in incident that left Michael Brown dead, it’s rich that he’s questioning events in NYC as being a hoax.

Hoft never retracts or corrects his lies, obfuscations, and smears.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:56:55am

re: #133 Scout

One line from The Economist:

This is one of the worst things the Republicans are doing. By selling their souls for power, they’re risking a global breakdown.

The worst part of this is, Trump’s fan club doesn’t care. They WANT a global breakdown. They’re unreachable by design. From a friend’s FB this morning:

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MsJ  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:58:18am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 5, 2017 • 7:58:49am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:01:45am

re: #138 Pawn of the Oppressor

The worst part of this is, Trump’s fan club doesn’t care. They WANT a global breakdown. They’re unreachable by design. From a friend’s FB this morning:

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I’m going to laugh at these people when Trump’s fuck ups start impacting them directly. I’ve given playing nice. They wanted an unapologetic asshole. Fine, they can get one that doesn’t care. I already see the midwestern farmers are worried about his plans for NAFTA.

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harlequinade  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:01:45am

I’m confused about the Impeachment process. Why aren’t the Democrats pulling together something to start it?

Also…that thing on the whitehouse website, petitions and the like, has anyone started a “Given , we think that Trump should stand down, or demand the Republicans start Impeachment Proceedings” thing?

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Timothy Watson  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:04:56am

re: #141 HappyWarrior

I’m going to laugh at these people when Trump’s fuck ups start impacting them directly. I’ve given playing nice. They wanted an unapologetic asshole. Fine, they can get one that doesn’t care. I already see the midwestern farmers are worried about his plans for NAFTA.

Their blight will be why we need to get rid of the estate tax on those poor, suffering family farms (megacorps).

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I cannot.  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:07:53am

re: #142 harlequinade

Because we don’t have the votes to do it. And, I think there might be a little strategy.

If a Republican starts it, then the entire GOP melts down as the Trump wing turns on the Corporatist wing. And if we start it, the MBFs in the media will spin it as “just politics like when the GOP went after Bill Clinton”.

We can just sit back and watch them make mistakes, and as they’re drowning in unforced errors and then toss these in…

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:09:00am

re: #143 Timothy Watson

Their blight will be why we need to get rid of the estate tax on those poor, suffering family farms (megacorps).

I’m sure.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:10:09am

re: #142 harlequinade

I’m confused about the Impeachment process. Why aren’t the Democrats pulling together something to start it?

Also…that thing on the whitehouse website, petitions and the like, has anyone started a “Given , we think that Trump should stand down, or demand the Republicans start Impeachment Proceedings” thing?

So despite my avatar, which is intended as more wry than real- INPEACH has been a thing shrilled out against the last few Presidents, the desensitization factor, I’d say it’s too soon. Forcing a hamstringing of policy, resignation may actually be the more effective tactics.

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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:11:32am

re: #142 harlequinade

Impeachment begins in the House. The GOP controls the House, and therefore it will not happen unless the GOP recognizes that Trump is unavoidably and undeniably engaging in acts that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors.

While I’d consider violations of the Emoluments Clause is sufficient, GOP doesn’t. I’d consider Trump violating his oath to protect/defend the constitution to be impeachable, but the GOP doesn’t - see his statements on free speech, demonstrations, defamation, and even breaking the church/state separation.

No, what is likely to be the threshold for the GOP is that Trump gets the nation into a war, lying at every step of the way. It might take a violation of the War Powers Act to do it, but given how craven the GOP is, that might not be enough.

So, it’s all the more likely it would take House control flipping to Democrats to see impeachment truly gain currency. It would still take the Senate to hold the trial, and 2018 isn’t favorable to the Senate flipping since more Democrats are up for election than GOPers.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:11:33am

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:12:20am

I think any proposed impeachment will be made out to be for political reasons and revenge but I do agree with the patience factor. Give him more rope to hang himself. Maybe even give Pence some time to do that too. When they got rid of Nixon, it was very important that Agnew didn’t take over and we instead got Jerry Ford who wasn’t a great or even good President but an able public servant and decent man.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:12:48am

re: #148 FormerDirtDart

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SNL has been on a roll this year so far. Saw the Melissa McCarthy as Spicer this morning .Brilliant.

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harlequinade  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:13:33am

re: #144 I cannot.

re: #146 Unshaken Defiance

Thank you both.

I think resignation is going to be the better way to go, but given the narcissism, that might take a bit longer

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harlequinade  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:14:47am

re: #147 lawhawk

Thanks Lawhawk (and while I’m replying - I am in constant awe of your posts here. Thanks for them)…but, how many votes does it need to pass by? Aren’t there any Republicans that can be picked off?

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:25:16am
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lawhawk  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:32:20am

re: #152 harlequinade

Takes a simple majority in the House for an impeachment, so with the House currently seated with a split 239-192 (Pompeo left to join Bannon/Trump admin, and Becerra left to become CA AG).

A simple majority would require… 216. Democrats would have to peel off a significant number of Republicans. I just don’t see it happening. Not this GOP. They’re far more disciplined than Democrats in this respect.

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harlequinade  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:34:04am

re: #154 lawhawk

Of course. House numbers. I keep getting stuck on senate numbers.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:51:46am

Now I see wingnut conspiracy theories on FB that Obama is going to round up some Generals and retake power in a military coup.

Sigh…

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Targetpractice  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:52:24am

re: #154 lawhawk

Takes a simple majority in the House for an impeachment, so with the House currently seated with a split 239-192 (Pompeo left to join Bannon/Trump admin, and Becerra left to become CA AG).

A simple majority would require… 216. Democrats would have to peel off a significant number of Republicans. I just don’t see it happening. Not this GOP. They’re far more disciplined than Democrats in this respect.

And impeachment itself doesn’t mean removal, so even if Democrats could peel off enough Republicans to get such a bill through, the odds are it would be a party-line vote in the Senate and the DNC would take it in the pants as the GOP did in ‘98. No, as funny as it may sound, it will take a bipartisan effort to toss Der Trumpenfuhrer out of office.

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Joe Bacon  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:53:00am

re: #86 wheat-dogg

I’m pretty sure the attorneys slaving away are career people, because I doubt Trump has made those appointments yet.

I’m sure Chuck C’s CraKKK Attorney can draft a reply in less than 10 minutes! 😏

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:57:08am

re: #156 Eclectic Cyborg

Now I see wingnut conspiracy theories on FB that Obama is going to round up some Generals and retake power in a military coup.

Sigh…

Tell them that the only way to be safe from Obama is to seal themselves in a room with plastic and duct tape. No cracks.

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Joe Bacon  Feb 5, 2017 • 8:58:39am
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stpaulbear  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:04:33am

Via Balloon Juice:

This comes out just as the Trump administration is planning to only focus on Muslim terrorist groups and completely ignoring domestic terrorists.

Oklahoma City Trailer

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:04:42am

re: #157 Targetpractice

And impeachment itself doesn’t mean removal, so even if Democrats could peel off enough Republicans to get such a bill through, the odds are it would be a party-line vote in the Senate and the DNC would take it in the pants as the GOP did in ‘98. No, as funny as it may sound, it will take a bipartisan effort to toss Der Trumpenfuhrer out of office.

Resignation would be the Executive Order we want. Making Pence President. *cough*

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:09:54am

re: #57 Nyet

#ResistTrump 👌 @realDiegoFJ
@S_ergeyR_omanov @teleskiguy @Green_Footballs Except all the available objective evidence strongly supports that notion. 🤔

These Bernie people scare me. How much disconnect from reality are they capable of and can the country bear having too many of them?

A simple question for Ms. Resist.

all the available objective evidence strongly supported the notion that Trump would lose to Hillary. It didn’t happen.

How does your objective evidence about Bernie winning stack up against the Trump not winning against Hillary objective evidence?

I should think a question like that should fry her brain enough to shut her and other Bernie Would-a-Won people up until at least the next election.

Bernie Would-a-Won is the ultimate unprovable that allows a Bernie supporter to go on in life safe in their knowledge they did nothing wrong and all the evil that Trump will unleash is not their fault. It was all Hillary.

See how easy that is?

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I cannot.  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:10:58am

re: #156 Eclectic Cyborg

I thought Obama had sacked all the generals who weren’t going to let him nuke Charleston?

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stpaulbear  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:15:40am

re: #163 ObserverArt

How does your objective evidence about Bernie winning stack up against the Trump not winning against Hillary objective evidence?

I should think a question like that should fry her brain enough to shut her and other Bernie Would-a-Won people up until at least the next election.

I bet it wouldn’t phase her in the least. Hillary was flawed. Bernie is perfect.

I sincerely hope that Bernie doesn’t get within 500 miles of the 2020 presidential campaign.

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:18:39am

Even the Washington Post loved Melissa McCarthy’s SNL Spicer opening:

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has no shortage of white guys to play White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

But this week producers went outside of their cast roster to fill the role with a guest appearance by Melissa McCarthy — who absolutely crushed it.

McCarthy displayed her commanding comedic presence as a fed-up, unhinged Spicer who scolded reporters in a sketch that stretched well beyond seven minutes.

She didn’t just imitate a real-life person — McCarthy embodied an outrageous character so effectively that, judging by the studio audience’s delayed reaction at her presence, she was unrecognizable at first.

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:20:18am

re: #166 Belafon

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:22:22am

And here’s a great comment:

God bless SNL (and a shout out to Full Frontal too)! Since the GOPs in Congress have mostly wimped out, programs like this are partly filling the check-and-balance vacuum. Keep it up!

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allegro  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:22:35am

Not at all a fan of the Super Bowl but I gotta admit it has proven to be a welcome and delightful diversion from dire reality today. The park is packed with fans (all Atlanta it seems) who are so happy and excited, here having a blast on such a special occasion for them which I totally get cuz I’d feel the same way if it was my favorite team.

Wearing a Texans t-shirt (not to make a statement, just my last clean t-shirt cuz I hate laundry), I was walking Buddy this morning and met some very fun folks. Got invited to sit and have a cup o’ coffee with 4 guys here who have clearly been partying hard since last night. Had me LMAO. Didn’t feel like fixing Sunday morning breakfast so I made a run to Shipley’s for a sausage cheese kolache and picked up another half dozen for the guys who are so adorable, friendly, fun and invited an old white woman to sit and talk shit about football for a bit. They may have even inspired me to watch the game later to cheer on Atlanta to kick some Patriot butts.

I needed that. A reminder to feel the joy.

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Tigger2  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:22:42am
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makeitstop  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:26:51am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..

[cough cough…catches breath]

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Supporters of President Trump rally in Portland

Take a look at that yoooge crowd!

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:30:02am

re: #171 makeitstop

Well you know the old saying, “two’s company three’s a crowd” /half

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:32:47am

We need to nix this idea/hope of impeachment. It’s just not going to happen. And as horrible as Trump is, Pence is worse with his calm demeanor and actual knowledge of how government works. Republicans own Trump. Remind them every day for the next 4 years as we head off the right wing dream in 2 years. We have to take back at least the House or Senate. It’s the only hope this nation has. That’s what we need to be concentrating on.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:35:27am

I am wondering if Trump is going to drop some kind of bombshell tonight.

You know it eats that fucker alive that the Super Bowl isn’t about him.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:35:47am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:37:02am

re: #173 GlutenFreeJesus

I trust Pence with Nukes way more than I trust Trump. Also I have my doubts Pence would offend out foreign allies as much as Trump does.

Of course there’s a lot about him I can’t stand but I would still take him over Trump.

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:46:01am

re: #173 GlutenFreeJesus

We need to nix this idea/hope of impeachment. It’s just not going to happen. And as horrible as Trump is, Pence is worse with his calm demeanor and actual knowledge of how government works. Republicans own Trump. Remind them every day for the next 4 years as we head off the right wing dream in 2 years. We have to take back at least the House or Senate. It’s the only hope this nation has. That’s what we need to be concentrating on.

I never say never. But you are right, the chances are slim.

People did say Trump would never win. So…

That gives me hope even the Republicans will come up with something to use as impeachment material if Trump starts to show he is a real threat to the party and their chances in the next few elections.

Party first…everything else comes later. Trump will never be first because it is obvious to me the GOP never thought he would win either…so they know the positions they are in and they are tenuous.

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Skandal  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:46:31am

re: #49 Anymouse

Haaretz agrees : keep trollin’ Conway

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:46:45am

re: #175 FormerDirtDart

Again, just goes to show that the Trumpers are living in a completely alternate reality.

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:49:17am

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

I am wondering if Trump is going to drop some kind of bombshell tonight.

You know it eats that fucker alive that the Super Bowl isn’t about him.

I forget, he is doing his big interview tonight right before the game. A great position to get your message out and with America watching bigly.

That means Trump will be looking at those ratings.

I will be doing my part those ratings are low as I refuse to watch anything Trump until I see reports or video way after the event. I hope America turns elsewhere too. Nothing will piss off The Orange Head than low ratings.

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CuriousLurker  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:51:02am

I can’t stay as I suddenly got a shitload of unexpected stuff dumped on my desk this weekend, but you guy might want to take note that…

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Gotta run—later, lizards.

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Joe Bacon  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:51:57am

Coming soon to a milk carton near you…

Gosh! Where could she be??????
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makeitstop  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:52:33am

re: #176 Eclectic Cyborg

I trust Pence with Nukes way more than I trust Trump. Also I have my doubts Pence would offend out foreign allies as much as Trump does.

Of course there’s a lot about him I can’t stand but I would still take him over Trump.

Also, Pence is pretty dim and has zero charisma. If it came to ‘selling’ the public on any type of initiative, he’d never get it done.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:53:32am

Morning!

Probably has been posted, but in case you missed it.

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Joe Bacon  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:53:54am

re: #183 makeitstop

Also, Pence is pretty dim and has zero charisma. If it came to ‘selling’ the public on any type of initiative, he’d never get it done.

He couldn’t even make it as a pulpit pimp!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:54:49am
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allegro  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:55:05am

re: #180 ObserverArt

I forget, he is doing his big interview tonight right before the game. A great position to get your message out and with America watching bigly.

That means Trump will be looking at those ratings.

I will be doing my part those ratings are low as I refuse to watch anything Trump until I see reports or video way after the event. I hope America turns elsewhere too. Nothing will piss off The Orange Head than low ratings.

Not on the same network. I can pretty much guarantee that those getting ready to watch the SB will not care a bit about watching Trump. It will be all football pre-game. And beer. And partying.

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MsJ  Feb 5, 2017 • 9:58:39am

re: #171 makeitstop

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..

[cough cough…catches breath]

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Supporters of President Trump rally in Portland

Take a look at that yoooge crowd!

Ones of people showed up!

That it didn’t even have two handfuls of folks. Sad.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:01:21am

re: #188 MsJ

Ones of people showed up!

That it didn’t even have two handfuls of folks. Sad.

People were too afraid to go because of violent liberals!!

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:02:33am

re: #187 allegro

Not on the same network. I can pretty much guarantee that those getting ready to watch the SB will not care a bit about watching Trump. It will be all football pre-game. And beer. And partying.

My understanding is it will be on FOX within the Superbowl pre-show sometime around 4 PM. Do I have that wrong?

I thought they were going to show an edited (go-figure) versiona of the O’Really interview and show the whole thing online and probably on FOX news over and over.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:07:56am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:12:15am
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retired cynic  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:13:17am

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

He just keeps getting more orange! Do you suppose it rubs off?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:17:53am
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allegro  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:17:56am

re: #190 ObserverArt

My understanding is it will be on FOX within the Superbowl pre-show sometime around 4 PM. Do I have that wrong?

I thought they were going to show an edited (go-figure) versiona of the O’Really interview and show the whole thing online and probably on FOX news over and over.

Oh shit, I did not know that. I just looked at the TV listings and saw pre-game show. Didn’t even imagine they would do something that ghastly. My apologies. :/

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:26:16am

re: #173 GlutenFreeJesus

We need to nix this idea/hope of impeachment. It’s just not going to happen. And as horrible as Trump is, Pence is worse with his calm demeanor and actual knowledge of how government works. Republicans own Trump. Remind them every day for the next 4 years as we head off the right wing dream in 2 years. We have to take back at least the House or Senate. It’s the only hope this nation has. That’s what we need to be concentrating on.

I’m not counting in impeachment. At the same time, there are differences between Trump and Pence. Pence would not have gone off on the Australian PM. Pence wouldn’t be trying to wreck our international agreements.

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jeffreyw  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:27:05am

Imgur


Beans beans
The musical fruit
The more you eat
The more you toot

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stpaulbear  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:27:50am

This has only happened to me this badly once. Once was enough.

Facebook

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:34:24am

re: #171 makeitstop

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..

[cough cough…catches breath]

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

Supporters of President Trump rally in Portland

Take a look at that yoooge crowd!

I told my son about the picture and he said “Ten Million People!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:35:11am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:36:10am

re: #196 Belafon

I’m not counting in impeachment. At the same time, there are differences between Trump and Pence. Pence would not have gone off on the Australian PM. Pence wouldn’t be trying to wreck our international agreements.

No, he would concentrate on rolling back minority, women’s and LGBT rights and instituting Christian Sharia

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:38:49am

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No, he would concentrate on rolling back minority, women’s and LGBT rights and instituting Christian Sharia

Which they’re going to try to do anyway.

I don’t want any of them in the white house. I’d also like to have a couple of bills paid off right now so that I can do some more things for my kids.

Edit: There’s not much we can do right now but fight Trump as much as possible. And fight Pence as much as possible. Trump’s doing the kind of damage that can lead to world wars. We have to eliminate it all.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:38:54am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:39:37am
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Belafon  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:42:21am

re: #204 Charles Johnson

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The scene where Kylo takes his light saber and takes his rage out on a console comes to mind when I think of Trump after these things.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:42:22am

re: #204 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

he’s playing golf.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:42:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:44:24am

Jake: Trying to imagine your reax if Obama said USA wasn’t innocent

McConnell: I’m not going to critique every utterance of the president

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:46:37am
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Targetpractice  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:49:16am

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

What changed? Oh, right, the guy in office has an (R) after his name.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:55:18am

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

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Joe Bacon  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:56:31am
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makeitstop  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:57:33am

re: #195 allegro

Oh shit, I did not know that. I just looked at the TV listings and saw pre-game show. Didn’t even imagine they would do something that ghastly. My apologies. :/

I believe they did the same with Obama in the last year or two. O’Reilly even did the interview.

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Targetpractice  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:58:20am

re: #211 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

The Senate Majority Leader, declaring that the unofficial head of the party does not speak for the party.

If Schumer had found himself saying that about Hillary, the GOP would have gone apeshit.

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allegro  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:59:21am

re: #213 makeitstop

I believe they did the same with Obama in the last year or two. O’Reilly even did the interview.

Huh. Didn’t know that neither. I’ll just STFU and go sit in the corner now.

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:59:42am

re: #193 retired cynic

He just keeps getting more orange! Do you suppose it rubs off?

No, but The Donald probably doesn’t want anyone looking healthy and better…so on with the war paint.

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Skandal  Feb 5, 2017 • 10:59:44am

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

reminds me of this one

Hey, bud. Whatcha got there?
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makeitstop  Feb 5, 2017 • 11:02:00am

re: #215 allegro

Huh. Didn’t know that neither. I’ll just STFU and go sit in the corner now.

Nah, no biggie! Have a seat right here. :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 5, 2017 • 11:02:39am

Radical Moose Lambs is trending.

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2017 • 11:02:42am

re: #195 allegro

Oh shit, I did not know that. I just looked at the TV listings and saw pre-game show. Didn’t even imagine they would do something that ghastly. My apologies. :/

Oh, no apology needed.

Believe it or not, I think it was President Obama that started the Super Bowl Preshow address to the nation. If I remember correctly it has always been on the network carrying the game. So of course Trump is going to glom on and get some face time.

I just hope it blows up in it.

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BigPapa  Feb 5, 2017 • 11:06:44am

re: #217 Skandal

Hello, human. I can haz.

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allegro  Feb 5, 2017 • 11:07:05am

re: #218 makeitstop

Nah, no biggie! Have a seat right here. :)

:D

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ObserverArt  Feb 5, 2017 • 11:12:23am

re: #208 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jake: Trying to imagine your reax if Obama said USA wasn’t innocent

McConnell: I’m not going to critique every utt…

Looks like Trump grabbed another pussy.

And shut him up.

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Moebym  Feb 5, 2017 • 11:16:38am

re: #214 Targetpractice

They are saying these things out in the open, knowing they can get away with it because they know the public won’t pay attention for one reason or another. When will they get “woke” and vote these fuckers out?

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BeachDem  Feb 5, 2017 • 11:17:19am

re: #213 makeitstop

I believe they did the same with Obama in the last year or two. O’Reilly even did the interview.

2014—Along the way, he interrupted the president 42 times, by my count — although, given the amount O’Reilly spoke, it may be more accurate to say Obama was interrupting him. Sometimes he argued with Obama as though the president were a guest on “The O’Reilly Factor.” Of the 2,500 words uttered during the interview, O’Reilly spoke nearly 1,000 of them.

washingtonpost.com

2011—We counted it up and found 48 instances of O’Reilly interrupting the president in this single interview. And we collected them all for you in one annoying video!

wonkette.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 5, 2017 • 11:38:33am

re: #202 Belafon

No, he would concentrate on rolling back minority, women’s and LGBT rights and instituting Christian Sharia

Which they’re going to try to do anyway.

I don’t want any of them in the white house. I’d also like to have a couple of bills paid off right now so that I can do some more things for my kids.

I don’t believe that installing Christian Talibanism is very high on Trump’s list of priorities, but it would be at the top of Pence’s

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Belafon  Feb 5, 2017 • 11:42:37am

re: #224 Moebym

They are saying these things out in the open, knowing they can get away with it because they know the public won’t pay attention for one reason or another. When will they get “woke” and vote these fuckers out?

2018 is the earliest, though there’s a special election for Price’s seat.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 5, 2017 • 12:08:19pm

re: #207 Backwoods_Sleuth

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TOUCHA THA FISHY!!!!!


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