White House Correspondent Gateway Pundit’s Co-Blogger Found Guilty of Multiple Firearms Crimes

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Jim Hoft and his blog Gateway Pundit have long been known as purveyors of far right fake news, and now, in the era of the Trump Horror, Hoft’s blog has actually been credentialed as a White House correspondent.

Today in Oregon, one of Jim Hoft’s fellow bloggers at Gateway Pundit (and its equally bogus sister blog “Progressives Today”), Michael Aaron Strickland, was convicted of multiple felonies and misdemeanors for pulling a gun and threatening protesters at a demonstration in Portland: Guilty: Man who pulled gun out at ‘Don’t Shoot PDX’ protest.

A man who pulled out a gun at a Don’t Shoot Portland march and pointed it at a crowd of protesters in downtown Portland was found guilty Friday of 21 felony and misdemeanor crimes.

Multnomah County Circuit Judge Thomas Ryan found Michael Aaron Strickland, 37, guilty of 10 counts of unlawful use of a weapon, 10 counts of menacing and one count of second-degree disorderly conduct for pointing his Glock semi-automatic handgun at 10 protesters.

Is this the first time in history a White House press correspondent is associated with a convicted felon?

(h/t: Backwoods Sleuth.)

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nines09  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:36:17pm

Sweet.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:36:43pm

Nice to hear some good news for a change.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:38:44pm

Boom! Oh I’m sorry is that an unfortunate turn of phrase? Okay I confess. Not Sorry.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:40:51pm

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William Lewis  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:42:03pm

ATF form 4473, question 11 c = yes.

Hahahahahaha!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:45:47pm

re: #4 Unshaken Defiance

Bad edit, now fixed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:46:21pm
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De Kolta Chair  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:46:42pm

I’ve had MSNBC and CNN on as background noise all day and haven’t heard word one about this. Thanks Oregon Live for bringing this to our attention.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:47:39pm

What a maroon!

Meanwhile, OT…

I saw this on Josh Marshall’s Twitter feed, and while I totally get HIS point about this demonstrating the GOP’s belief that if they win we have to shut up, what REALLY caught my eye was who said it.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:48:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:48:38pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:49:09pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Bad edit, now fixed.

Hate it when that happens. I’m thinking Michael Aaron Stricklands sentence will be the really long one.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:52:37pm

re: #10 jaunte

All I gotta say is Roger McGuinn rules

Roger McGuinn - American Girl

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:53:29pm

re: #13 De Kolta Chair

I don’t want to know how you know that.

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lockjawcanbefun  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:54:30pm
Is this the first time in history a White House press correspondent is associated with a convicted felon?

Maybe, but given the recent gang of idiots joining over the past few weeks, not the last.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:55:58pm

I saw Roger McGuinn play Rockefeller’s club in Houston (capacity about 200) several years ago. One of the best concerts I’ve seen; I was about 6 feet from the stage.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:56:29pm

Argh. Even the ACLU is spreading this confused, false meme about “free speech” now. What the fuck.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:56:31pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wonder at point does Trudeau start throwing a fit about this? Trump is pissing away every bit of goodwill the U.S. Has with Canada.

Make no mistake, Canadians will NOT stand idly by while we are turned away at the border for bullshit reasons. We’ll just stop visiting the U.S. As much as possible and I’m sure the border towns wil be thrilled with the loss of business and tourism dollars.

Actions have consequences Mr. Trump.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:56:39pm

My dog

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:58:00pm

Going back up to American Girl.

Out on 441 (Gainesville)

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:58:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:59:07pm

re: #19 Stanley Sea

My dog

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well, Bob Murray is a well known asshole in Appalachia. The only people who like him are Republican politicians.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2017 • 7:59:11pm

re: #19 Stanley Sea

Maybe he’ll read about how natural gas is killing his industry and there’s no coming back.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:01:26pm

re: #23 jaunte

If Murray Energy is like its competitors, he already knows, because he’s expanded his operations into fracking.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:03:31pm

Finished my poster for the Planned Parenthood march tomorrow in Encinitas.

I printed the graphic from GGT’s pinterest!!!!!

My sign uses a wrapping paper tube as it’s holder & I added pink curly ribbon.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:05:02pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:08:44pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:11:03pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:13:20pm
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jaunte  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:13:34pm

Some interesting tidbits on coal vs. natural gas here:

“…Logistically speaking, coal fired plants are cumbersome, difficult to turn off and on, and natural gas fired plants have generally played the role of “on demand” supply for the grid. Natural gas plants are quicker to turn on and off (for one the gas is supplied through pipeline, not rail car). This is one of the several reasons that the demand curve for natural gas over time has seen relatively large fluctuations. “

“…In its Annual Energy Outlook 2015, the EIA concludes that dry natural gas production will be the largest contributor to total U.S. energy production through 2040 in all cases, giving it a 34% share in the Reference Case.

In 2013, dry natural gas accounted for 30% of total U.S. energy production, according to the EIA. Coal’s share of total U.S. energy production remains slightly above 20% of total U.S. energy production through 2040 in the EIA Reference case.

In 2013, coal made up 44% of total generation fuel costs, and natural gas made up 42%. In 2040, coal makes up only 35% of total fuel costs in the Reference case, compared with 55% for natural gas. Oil, which is the most expensive fuel for generation, accounted for 6% of the total generating fuel costs in 2013 and from 2019 through 2040 accounts for only 3% of the total. Nuclear fuel accounts for 6% to 8% of electricity generation fuel costs throughout the projection period, according to the EIA outlook.
oilandgas360.com

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:16:06pm

I’m not going to get pulled into yet another argument with people who are clueless about the First Amendment. Not. Gonna. Do. It.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:23:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:25:59pm
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jaunte  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:29:50pm
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teleskiguy  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:30:39pm

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:32:02pm
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De Kolta Chair  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:35:26pm

re: #14 jaunte

I don’t want to know how you know that.

Ain’t telling all, but Miguel de Unamuno, Jorge Luis Borges, Wee Li’l Jimmy Joyce and Tab Hunter have my back. //

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:36:44pm

re: #34 jaunte

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Fuck those steroided up power hungry police/ice people.

Seriously, they have been empowered. And are dangerous.

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calochortus  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:37:15pm

re: #33 Charles Johnson

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I thought the Russians paid for it? So no, he didn’t have to.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:38:19pm

re: #31 Charles Johnson

I’m not going to get pulled into yet another argument with people who are clueless about the First Amendment. Not. Gonna. Do. It.

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The government only has a duty to protect his 1 Amendment rights insofar as a government agency might choose to curtail his speech.

The government has no place protecting Mr. Yiannopolis from the consequences of his speech, including counter-protesters, who also have the right to free speech.

If protesters were to physically attack him, then the government has a duty to try to stop the assailants, because that is a crime.

I am not sure how an ACLU lawyer could fail to understand the difference between “government censorship” and “counter-protest.”

(I had to take a political derp break and soothe myself with my hammered dulcimer. Also, good for pounding out frustration.)

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Charles Johnson  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:42:52pm
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goddamnedfrank  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:44:15pm
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De Kolta Chair  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:44:26pm

Apropos of a Friday Night — Levon Helm, Agent Badass Mofo 008!

Youtube Video

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:44:28pm

Idiot pederast supporter says what?

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William Lewis  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:45:04pm

re: #40 Anymouse

Power chords, a DS1 pedal and tubes on the edge of break up is good for that too though the neighbors might disagree ;)

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:46:18pm
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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:46:51pm

re: #45 William Lewis

Power chords, a DS1 pedal and tubes on the edge of break up is good for that too though the neighbors might disagree ;)

My ex-wife kept my tube amplifier and dual microphones after our divorce (though they were awarded to me).

I imagine my neighbours would object to a dulcimer played that loudly at 9:30 PM

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Myron Falwell  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:47:46pm

re: #38 Stanley Sea

Fuck those steroided up power hungry police/ice people.

Seriously, they have been empowered. And are dangerous.

The danger is when people as a whole openly take out their anger directly on the police. Martial law won’t be able to suppress it.

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retired cynic  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:51:20pm

repeated from downstairs:

What I don’t understand is Keith saying that it will take weeks to deport an undocumented immigrant, and that woman (who came as a child, and was here over 20 years, and has minor children and a husband) was taken into custody two days ago and is in Mexico. Bang. What happened to the law there?

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Myron Falwell  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:53:35pm

Seriously, Trump and Bannon want fascism, but we could end up with a total disintegration of the republic instead.

Half the people already want this fucker impeached, a figure that’s going to rise as long as the GOP rank-and-file go ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ at every single fucking violation of the law Trump gets away with.

Trump is hated, deeply hated, and this will only intensify the hatred further. Sooner or later it’s going to snap.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:54:10pm

re: #46 Jebediah, RBG

Huckabee has the Constitutional law chops that come with a bachelor’s of science in religion.

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Teukka  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:54:20pm

Current mood music for me :/

Strange Fruit

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 8:58:49pm

re: #49 retired cynic

repeated from downstairs:

What I don’t understand is Keith saying that it will take weeks to deport an undocumented immigrant, and that woman (who came as a child, and was here over 20 years, and has minor children and a husband) was taken into custody two days ago and is in Mexico. Bang. What happened to the law there?

One person, one quick flight?

If you multiply that by 100’s, it becomes a challenge. Or maybe not. Wonder how the budget (hahahhaha under the yam there is no budget) would be affected.

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Teukka  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:00:21pm

re: #53 Stanley Sea

One person, one quick flight?

If you multiply that by 100’s, it becomes a challenge. Or maybe not. Wonder how the budget (hahahhaha under the yam there is no budget) would be affected.

Have I related how the Endlösung was sold to the Germans. As “Deportations” and “Relocations”. Also, I seem to recall that simply exterminating the Untermensch was the cheapest solution….

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:01:54pm

re: #52 Teukka

Current mood music for me

Good friends of mine supported Ms. Simone during her hard times in Baltimore dealing with her addiction. Alas I never got to meet her myself. Everyone I’ve met who knew her says she was such a smart, talented and sweet lady.

Nina Simone ”Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:02:49pm

re: #52 Teukka

Current mood music for me :/

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You got time? Watch this

littlegreenfootballs.com

The first time I realized I was black. Van Jones’ video…….for real #sad

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:02:56pm

re: #49 retired cynic

repeated from downstairs:

What I don’t understand is Keith saying that it will take weeks to deport an undocumented immigrant, and that woman (who came as a child, and was here over 20 years, and has minor children and a husband) was taken into custody two days ago and is in Mexico. Bang. What happened to the law there?

There was already an outstanding deportation order issued in 2013, so when she came in for her annual meeting with ICE, they knew they could just arrest her and immediately deport her.

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bratwurst  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:03:21pm

So much mental illness everywhere you look.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:03:57pm

re: #53 Stanley Sea

One person, one quick flight?

If you multiply that by 100’s, it becomes a challenge. Or maybe not. Wonder how the budget (hahahhaha under the yam there is no budget) would be affected.

That’s where Donald Trump’s “humane camps of concentration” come in.

There is no way the government can afford to deport as many people as Mr. Trump wants. Much cheaper to build camps.

Where are all the right-wingers who were screeching about camps under President Obama? I guess they don’t think they could accidentally (or intentionally) be swept up.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:05:08pm

re: #56 Stanley Sea

You got time? Watch this

littlegreenfootballs.com

The first time I realized I was black. Van Jones’ video…….for real #sad

If that link to my comment didn’t work here it is

cnn.com

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No Depression  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:05:56pm

re: #58 bratwurst

So much mental illness everywhere you look.

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Have these dipshits not gotten the memo that Russia isn’t communist anymore?

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:07:50pm

re: #61 No Depression

Have these dipshits not gotten the memo that Russia isn’t communist anymore?

No. Democrats are the real communists. /s Russia is our friend.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:10:47pm
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De Kolta Chair  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:12:17pm

re: #59 Anymouse

“See you in court, and see you in my newest and most spectacular hotel in fabulous Trump Scottsdale in phenomenal Phoenix Arizona!!!”

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BeachDem  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:13:36pm

If you weren’t nauseated before…

“The First Lady was very much looking forward to welcoming Mrs. Abe to the White House upon her arrival in Washington; however, she was informed that Mrs. Abe had previous commitments during her stay in DC,” the statement said.

Total bullshit—Mrs. Abe she was accompanied by staffers and handlers as she toured Gallaudet U.

“The first lady flew to (Andrews Air Force Base) to meet the President, Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Abe to be able to fly with them on Air Force One as it was Mrs. Abe’s first opportunity to spend time with the first lady.

So glad Melania could tear herself away from all of her other pressing duties (filed any new lawsuits lately?)

They will all be together for the weekend at Mar-a-Lago and have a full itinerary. Mrs. Trump is delighted to be able to welcome the Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe to the first family’s winter home, which is a very special place to her and to the entire Trump family.”

I guess the White House just isn’t classy enough for someone as classy as Melania Trump—that pink, gaudy mess in Florida is so much more “elegant.” (and hey, it puts more money in the yam’s pockets, so win-win)

There was a dinner scheduled for Friday evening for the Abes and the Trumps at Mar-a-Lago, and on Saturday, it is expected the two spouses will be alone together while their husbands play golf and talk diplomacy.

The poor Abes—he has to suffer while the yam cheats at golf and talks “diplomacy”—now THAT will be a short conversation; Mrs. Abe has to be alone with Melania in that cultural enclave of Mar a Lago—maybe they can don swimsuits and compare tan lines.

I know-not that important in the whole scheme of things, but ugh.

cnn.com

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:16:10pm
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wheat-dogg  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:16:30pm

re: #65 BeachDem

Eventually, world leaders will learn about how awful visiting Trump is, and will find some reasons to minimize contact time.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:18:06pm
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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:18:06pm

re: #65 BeachDem

To the first family’s winter home, which is a very special place to her and to the entire Trump family.”

Haha Melania inherited, er was confined to this special place, built by Ivana, and relished by Marla before her.

Gross

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:18:28pm

re: #63 Anymouse

He’s used to always getting his way as CEO. Government doesn’t work that way.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:19:26pm

re: #67 wheat-dogg

Eventually, world leaders will learn about how awful visiting Trump is, and will find some reasons to minimize contact time.

Read somewhere that the touching, hugging (as the yam described) does not fit well with Japanese decorum. Especially in business. ??

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retired cynic  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:21:07pm

re: #71 Stanley Sea

Read somewhere that the touching, hugging (as the yam described) does not fit well with Japanese decorum. Especially in business. ??

You can’t expect him to BOW?!

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wheat-dogg  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:21:37pm

re: #71 Stanley Sea

Read somewhere that the touching, hugging (as the yam described) does not fit well with Japanese decorum. Especially in business. ??

Oh, yeah. That’s a definite no-no. Most proper would be a Japanese bow or several,and/or a handshake. You don’t hug a PM, generally.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:21:48pm

re: #71 Stanley Sea

Read somewhere that the touching, hugging (as the yam described) does not fit well with Japanese decorum. Especially in business. ??

Yep. That’s why they usually go with bowing.

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BeachDem  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:23:11pm

re: #67 wheat-dogg

Eventually, world leaders will learn about how awful visiting Trump is, and will find some reasons to minimize contact time.

I think Mr. Abe realized it about halfway through the press conference—or during the handshake.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:25:01pm

I am actually pretty worried for the first time Trump goes for an overseas visit and, ignorant of the customs of whatever country he is in, does something that really pisses everyone off.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:25:29pm

re: #75 BeachDem

I think Mr. Abe realized it about halfway through the press conference—or during the handshake.

“Thanks for inviting us to Mar a Logo. But I promised Mrs Abe we’d visit Epcot and SeaWorld, so we can only stay from lunch. Dreadfully sorry about that.”

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Stanley Sea  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:26:24pm

re: #77 wheat-dogg

“Thanks for inviting us to Mar a Logo. But I promised Mrs Abe we’d visit Epcot and SeaWorld, so we can only stay from lunch. Dreadfully sorry about that.”

Spa day ALL DAY

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wheat-dogg  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:27:19pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

I am actually pretty worried for the first time Trump goes for an overseas visit and, ignorant of the customs of whatever country he is in, does something that really pisses everyone off.

He’s the classic “ugly American” tourist - ignorant, rude and entitled.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:28:14pm
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Myron Falwell  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:28:40pm

re: #66 Anymouse

Trump has much more to lose than Putin… who has already accomplished everything he so desired with this election fucking, and then some.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:29:12pm

re: #81 Myron Falwell

Trump has much more to lose than Putin… who has already accomplished everything he so desired with this election fucking, and then some.

Well, the country hasn’t collapsed yet, so there’s that.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:30:18pm

Allow me to guess, MSNBS hired Greta Van Susteren because 1) they’re huge fans of Der Kaiser Wilhelm II and her name sounds sorta like that; or 2) they’re even bigger fans of Greta’s main man L. Ron Hubbard, dummkopfs!

(The joke is Greta is a Scientologist. The bonus joke is she now works for NBC, which is a joke in itself)

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BeachDem  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:31:18pm

re: #71 Stanley Sea

Read somewhere that the touching, hugging (as the yam described) does not fit well with Japanese decorum. Especially in business. ??

Also, probably the tweet,

Dog—can you imagine when the poor Trudeaus have to be with the yam and his missus? They’ll probably cry when they think about how wonderful this was..

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BeachDem  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:32:31pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

I am actually pretty worried for the first time Trump goes for an overseas visit and, ignorant of the customs of whatever country he is in, does something that really pisses everyone off.

Obviously, he’s not even aware of the customs of this country.

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BeachDem  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:33:26pm

re: #77 wheat-dogg

“Thanks for inviting us to Mar a Logo. But I promised Mrs Abe we’d visit Epcot and SeaWorld, so we can only stay from lunch. Dreadfully sorry about that.”

“And hey, we wanted to do something with a little class while we were in Florida.”

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:34:44pm

re: #86 BeachDem

“And hey, we wanted to do something with a little class while we were in Florida.”

Ouch, that would be a burn.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:39:18pm

politico.com

After Chuck Cooper withdraws from consideration for Solicitor General (citing Democratic smears of his good friend Jeff Sessions), Politico speculates the other choice Trump has in mind for the job is Kellyanne Conway’s husband (retch).

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:39:30pm

Later lizards, and here’s Jack Kirby’s Apocalypse to express how I’m feeling at this moment:

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BeachDem  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:39:57pm

re: #84 BeachDem

Dog—can you imagine when the poor Trudeaus have to be with the yam and his missus? They’ll probably cry when they think about how wonderful this was..

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After suffering on a visit with the yam and the missus, if the yam actually appoints Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods as Ambassador to Canada, I would totally understand if Trudeau cut off all diplomatic relations with the US.

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austin_blue  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:42:07pm

re: #90 BeachDem

Dog—can you imagine when the poor Trudeaus have to be with the yam and his missus? They’ll probably cry when they think about how wonderful this was..

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After suffering on a visit with the yam and the missus, if the yam actually appoints Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods as Ambassador to Canada, I would totally understand if Trudeau cut off all diplomatic relations with the US.

Actually, he can simply reject Caribou Barbie’s credentials and pack her off back to Alaska and ask for a Real Ambassador.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:43:26pm

re: #91 austin_blue

Actually, he can simply reject Caribou Barbie’s credentials and pack her off back to Alaska and ask for a Real Ambassador.

I can almost imagine Mr. Trump asking if he can go to war with a nation that rejects his ambassadorial picks.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:46:34pm
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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:48:44pm

LOL …

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Kragar  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:54:35pm

re: #46 Jebediah, RBG

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:55:02pm

Just one more thing: do we really need to see that?

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Joe Bacon  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:56:31pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2017 • 9:57:57pm

re: #96 De Kolta Chair

One more thing: do we really need to see that?

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Joe Bacon  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:00:06pm
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thecommodore  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:01:38pm

This is what more than 20 years of Rush Limbaugh, his clones, and Fox “News” does to people’s brains.

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Kragar  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:02:18pm
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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:06:05pm

This thread about what happens to someone deported to Mexico. Amongst other things, since criminals in Mexico know where ICE deports people to (only a couple places), they are ready to rob, rape, kidnap, or kill.

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Joe Bacon  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:06:32pm

re: #101 Kragar

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Killer Mike is going to get a rude awakening when JC and his Sonshine Band pull a no-show at Armageddon!

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lockjawcanbefun  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:06:45pm

re: #91 austin_blue

Actually, he can simply reject Caribou Barbie’s credentials and pack her off back to Alaska and ask for a Real Ambassador.

And here’s your citation for the ability to tell Palin to leave.

According to a United Nations treaty called the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, ambassadors are solely appointed by the country that they will represent.
So U.S. president Donald Trump has carte blanche to name Palin as his next envoy to Ottawa.

The next step is requesting approval from the Canadian government to accept her.

Under Article 4, paragragh 2 of the convention, the host country that receives the request has the right to deny it.

No explanation is necessary.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:13:10pm

re: #96 De Kolta Chair

One more thing, do we really need to see that?

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He didn’t really need a gun to get a crowd to back up.

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jaunte  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:15:15pm

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:16:00pm

Trolling… trolling… .

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:17:08pm

re: #105 jaunte

He didn’t really need a gun to get a crowd to back up.

I want people like him to please, please, carry their guns Mexican-style!

It worked for Plaxico Burress! //////

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Belafon  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:22:12pm

re: #107 Anymouse

We really should take Donald Trump at his word. He is so incompetent, that the only way he can protect the country is to run it as a dictator.

Luckily, we know from our experience with Obama that we don’t need a dictator to keep our country safe. Instead, we can rely on the intelligence of those in charge to do the things necessary to prevent a major attack.

Until we can get back to those times, we have to stay alert, and fight one of the possible sources of America’s destruction: the president.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:23:22pm

re: #109 Belafon

We really should take Donald Trump at his word. He is so incompetent, that the only way he can protect the country is to run it as a dictator.

Luckily, we know from our experience with Obama that we don’t need a dictator to keep our country safe. Instead, we can rely on the intelligence of those in charge to do the things necessary to prevent a major attack.

Until we can get back to those times, we have to stay alert, and fight one of the possible sources of America’s destruction: the president.

And his enablers: The Republican Party

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BeachDem  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:28:19pm

re: #104 lockjawcanbefun

And here’s your citation for the ability to tell Palin to leave.

Well, I just spent the last half hour looking at pictures of Justin and Sophie, who are absolutely the cutest couple on earth, and I hope if, dog forbid, the banshee from Wasilla gets the nod, they scream NO at the top of their lungs.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:29:54pm

re: #96 De Kolta Chair

Just one more thing: do we really need to see that?

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Yeah I was trying to ignore it as much as possible.

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Kragar  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:33:18pm
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Kragar  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:33:57pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:39:22pm

re: #113 Kragar

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He seems bound and determined to put Nixon’s presidency to shame for corruption and malefocence.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:39:50pm

re: #113 Kragar

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Trump made the correct decision to not hire Elliot Abrams, for the wrong reasons. A Stopped clock moment.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:40:17pm

South Dakota Helpfully Informs Ladies: You Can Always Quit Your Job If You’re Preggers.
wonkette.com

A bill was introduced in the South Dakota legislature to require employers to accommodate pregnant women with things like breaks. The two women on the committee reviewing the bill were “excused,” then the remaining men killed the bill.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:41:02pm

re: #115 Targetpractice

He seems bound and determined to put Nixon’s presidency to shame for corruption and malefocence.

Or Reagan’s. President Reagan had the most officials either indicted or jailed.

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teleskiguy  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:54:15pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 10, 2017 • 10:57:07pm

re: #118 Anymouse

Or Reagan’s. President Reagan had the most officials either indicted or jailed.

A reminder: Both Reagan and Nixon had Democratic Congresses. Republican Congresses and a Sessions-led DOJ don’t care about Republican corruption. Unless of course, they think it might cause them to lose in the next election.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 11:00:48pm

re: #120 Hecuba’s daughter

A reminder: Both Reagan and Nixon had Democratic Congresses. Republican Congresses and a Sessions-led DOJ don’t care about Republican corruption. Unless of course, they think it might cause them to lose in the next election.

True. The only reason the Republicans went along with ousting Nixon was to try and save their party, not because they actually cared about pesky things like burglary.

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Anymouse  Feb 10, 2017 • 11:05:09pm

Depeche Mode coming out with a new album after their long hiatus … Spirit, on March 17

They released a single to Vevo and Spotify (appropriate to the times): “Where’s the Revolution?”

Depeche Mode - Where’s the Revolution

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Myron Falwell  Feb 10, 2017 • 11:22:01pm

re: #120 Hecuba’s daughter

A reminder: Both Reagan and Nixon had Democratic Congresses. Republican Congresses and a Sessions-led DOJ don’t care about Republican corruption. Unless of course, they think it might cause them to lose in the next election.

The Republicans signed their suicide pact. They think they will win by attacking and suppressing dissidents and abolishing the right to vote. And they will be proven wrong.

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austin_blue  Feb 10, 2017 • 11:25:28pm

re: #100 thecommodore

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This is what more than 20 years of Rush Limbaugh, his clones, and Fox “News” does to people’s brains.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Ignorance isn’t bliss, it’s just rock dumb.

As the great Irish-American sage George Carlin noted, “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

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Kragar  Feb 10, 2017 • 11:37:09pm
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austin_blue  Feb 10, 2017 • 11:48:42pm

Just for the laughs, it appears that that the London dossier may have some legs:

cnn.com

Give me a golden shower! Give me a hot lunch!

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Targetpractice  Feb 10, 2017 • 11:56:29pm

re: #126 austin_blue

Just for the laughs, it appears that that the London dossier may have some legs:

cnn.com

Give me a golden shower! Give me a hot lunch!

Between this and the Flynn story, I’m beginning to see why Trump is in such a hurry to cram as much of his agenda through as quickly as possible. The clock’s against him and eventually the trail of evidence is gonna lead investigators to his desk.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 10, 2017 • 11:57:11pm

re: #95 Kragar

I approve of that message!

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 10, 2017 • 11:58:20pm

re: #101 Kragar

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Heading over there to advocate ethnic cleansing of West Bank Muslims again Mike?

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Kragar  Feb 11, 2017 • 12:01:49am
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Targetpractice  Feb 11, 2017 • 12:05:50am

re: #130 Kragar

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The Gray Lady pines for the days when she was the pimp for the Iraq War.

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Teukka  Feb 11, 2017 • 12:11:01am
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austin_blue  Feb 11, 2017 • 12:18:28am

re: #130 Kragar

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It’s the fascination of the abomination, isn’t it?

People slow down for a view of the car wreck on the other side of the Jersey Barrier. It’s what we do.

Spicer’s pressers are entertaining because he’s disastrous and incoherent. It’s infotainment, not factually based on reality.

Sad!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 11, 2017 • 2:02:24am

re: #100 thecommodore

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This is what more than 20 years of Rush Limbaugh, his clones, and Fox “News” does to people’s brains.

yep, this is your brain on Trump. But this is the man they elected, and for that reason. They wanted someone to come in, kick ass, and “get things done”.

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I cannot.  Feb 11, 2017 • 2:04:24am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Well, he got “things” done…its just that they didn’t think that the “things” that got done would be their own arses, or that it would be without lube. And he’s going to be doing MORE things…

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Kragar  Feb 11, 2017 • 2:11:34am
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William Lewis  Feb 11, 2017 • 2:29:58am

re: #136 Kragar

Amen.

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Kragar  Feb 11, 2017 • 2:31:43am
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Single-handed sailor  Feb 11, 2017 • 2:32:28am
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Kragar  Feb 11, 2017 • 2:38:51am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 11, 2017 • 2:40:12am

re: #140 Kragar

“I was just following orders” is not a winning argument.

Remember this.

But they were executive orders!

/

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 11, 2017 • 2:41:21am

re: #140 Kragar

“I was just following orders” is indeed a very poor defense. Ask Hermann Göring, Julius Streicher, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Keitel, etc.

Oh wait, that’s right, you can’t. They were all hanged for “just following orders”.

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William Lewis  Feb 11, 2017 • 2:43:35am

re: #140 Kragar

“Befehl ist befehl” is how the Good Germans put it. It didnt fly at Nuremberg.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 11, 2017 • 3:20:52am

Scored a real nice 6” Craftsman block grinder from the 60s tonight. Bearings are still smooth as fuck. Can’t wait to sharpen some chisels. :D

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Kragar  Feb 11, 2017 • 3:24:23am
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lawhawk  Feb 11, 2017 • 4:52:36am

Greets and saluts from the resistance. The Russian connections to the Trump admin continue showing everywhere you look, and yet the media still isn’t running the story above the fold.

Reality should be that the Flynn case should be the top story above the fold. It’s buried on the NYT page; they’re just asking the questions. “Trump Will ‘Look Into’ Reports That Flynn Discussed Sanctions With Russia”

NBC News page buries the story as well: “Official: Flynn Did Discuss Sanctions With Russia Before Taking Office
U.S. NEWS”

CNN has a headline above the fold, but it’s in the form of an opinion - not straight reporting that this should terminate Flynn from the employ of the admin (plus criminal charges).

Nothing on the LAT website front page. The WaPo does have a report, but it too is below the fold.

Not that there’s confirmation with transcripts that Flynn was discussing dropping sanctions with Russians. This is confirmed not only with a transcript but 9 officials who confirmed this occurred. So the NBC News story underplays the severity as well.

Other aspects of the Trump trip to Russia were also confirmed - ancillary issues relating to the dossier from the Brits about Trump’s connections and perversions.

You get crickets.

These are actions that make Watergate look like kid’s play. And Flynn is just the tip of a Russian iceberg that has infiltrated the administration at its highest levels. The GOP doesn’t care. The media is flailing around, and Trump just lies and a week later 30% believe whatever baffling BS he’s stated the week before (even higher among his supporters who buy whatever he’s selling).

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wheat-dogg  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:30:00am

He’s awake and babbling again.

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Belafon  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:31:23am

re: #147 wheat-dogg

He’s awake and babbling again.

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How much has the F35 actually come down?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:32:33am

re: #148 Belafon

How much has the F35 actually come down?

millions and millions…he is going to bring it down so much, we are gonna shout, hey Donald! cut the guys a break, raise it little bit for their sake!

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wheat-dogg  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:32:51am

re: #148 Belafon

How much has the F35 actually come down?

Well, the manufacturer’s share price went down for a while.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:34:49am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

millions and millions…he is going to bring it down so much, we are gonna shout, hey Donald! cut the guys a break, raise it little bit for their sake!

After Trump is done, F-35s will cost $75,000 each. They won’t be able to fly or do other cool stuff, but they’ll look great as design accents on airstrips!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:36:58am

re: #151 wheat-dogg

After Trump is done, F-35s will cost $75,000 each. They won’t be able to fly or do other cool stuff, but they’ll look great as design accents on airstrips!

They’ll be so cheap that Nordstrom will carry them in their Spring line!

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lawhawk  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:37:14am

re: #147 wheat-dogg

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lawhawk  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:39:27am

re: #149 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

millions and millions…he is going to bring it down so much, we are gonna shout, hey Donald! cut the guys a break, raise it little bit for their sake!

Trump’s bitching that Lockheed Martin’s moving their F-16 production line to India, which is the last foreign country that is purchasing them; the company is retooling the US factory to make the F-35s, so that they can reduce the per-unit cost.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:42:15am

re: #154 lawhawk

Trump’s bitching that Lockheed Martin’s moving their F-16 production line to India, which is the last foreign country that is purchasing them; the company is retooling the US factory to make the F-35s, so that they can reduce the per-unit cost.

If Trump is serious about his involvement, he’s going to drive the pros crazy with his micromanagement, because he knows nothing about aircraft, the military, or geography and topology.

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:42:29am

re: #38 Stanley Sea

Fuck those steroided up power hungry police/ice people.

Seriously, they have been empowered. And are dangerous.

There are your brownshirts, CBP, ICE and police. Welcome to the police state.

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lawhawk  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:42:58am

re: #155 wheat-dogg

He knows nothing. A perfect reflection of the know-nothings he won the election on the backs of.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:49:13am

re: #146 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the resistance. The Russian connections to the Trump admin continue showing everywhere you look, and yet the media still isn’t running the story above the fold.

Reality should be that the Flynn case should be the top story above the fold. It’s buried on the NYT page; they’re just asking the questions. “Trump Will ‘Look Into’ Reports That Flynn Discussed Sanctions With Russia”

NBC News page buries the story as well: “Official: Flynn Did Discuss Sanctions With Russia Before Taking Office
U.S. NEWS”

CNN has a headline above the fold, but it’s in the form of an opinion - not straight reporting that this should terminate Flynn from the employ of the admin (plus criminal charges).

Nothing on the LAT website front page. The WaPo does have a report, but it too is below the fold.

Not that there’s confirmation with transcripts that Flynn was discussing dropping sanctions with Russians. This is confirmed not only with a transcript but 9 officials who confirmed this occurred. So the NBC News story underplays the severity as well.

Other aspects of the Trump trip to Russia were also confirmed - ancillary issues relating to the dossier from the Brits about Trump’s connections and perversions.

You get crickets.

These are actions that make Watergate look like kid’s play. And Flynn is just the tip of a Russian iceberg that has infiltrated the administration at its highest levels. The GOP doesn’t care. The media is flailing around, and Trump just lies and a week later 30% believe whatever baffling BS he’s stated the week before (even higher among his supporters who buy whatever he’s selling).

I think the media is genuinely afraid. This story is a tiger by the tail sort of thing, and perhaps they’re waiting for more to come out or more to be confirmed. A tip of the iceberg.

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Belafon  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:50:35am

re: #158 Dr Lizardo

I think the media is genuinely afraid. This story is a tiger by the tail sort of thing, and perhaps they’re waiting for more to come out or more to be confirmed. A tip of the iceberg.

I was a toddler during Watergate, but didn’t the news of it follow the same pattern?

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I cannot.  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:52:59am

re: #158 Dr Lizardo

Not just afraid of Trump and his supporters, but afraid of how do you even cover this? This would be the kind of story that could blow up the entire government of a superpower.

As much as I want the GOP to crash and burn…if I were a reporter, I might not want to look too deeply because I don’t want to be the one that blows the country up.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:54:10am

Been looking at snopes.com this morning. Along with LGF, this is one of the few islands of sanity left in this increasingly deranged world.

Among the more interesting finds:
Did Fred Trump Run a Campaign Advertisement Called ‘Dope Man’ in 1969?(a claim that was linked here)

It was found to be false. The video is a fabrication produced in 2016, using footage from a 1969 anti-drug film called A Day in the Death of Donny B. Trump’s racism and hatred for Mayor John Lindsay are well documented, but there is no evidence he ever considered running for mayor himself.

This one is pretty funny, though sadly pausible:
Did Betsy DeVos Demand Classroom Globes Be Flattened?

Upon hearing of her extremely narrow Senate confirmation, newly confirmed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued an order that all globes being used in any American school are to be “flattened like God made it just 6,000 years ago.”

Again, this was false. It originated in Huffington Post’s satirical “Political Garbage Chute” feature and was clearly labeled as satire.

Needless to say, this one is also false:
LARK Spurred

Under the LARK program, are Taliban detainees being housed with liberals who disagree with the government’s treatment of prisoners kept at Guantanamo Bay?

This has really been making the rounds among RWNJs, with the usual proliferation of variants. This morning. free republic ran a German version in which a liberal schooteacher is found murdered and mutilated by the barbarous refugees he had foolishly taken into his home.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:54:28am

re: #160 I cannot.

Not just afraid of Trump and his supporters, but afraid of how do you even cover this? This would be the kind of story that could blow up the entire government of a superpower.

As much as I want the GOP to crash and burn…if I were a reporter, I might not want to look too deeply because I don’t want to be the one that blows the country up.

It could be that as well. I was just thinking it could also be one of those “Oh, this is just too good to be true” moments as well.

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jeffreyw  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:56:44am

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Good morning!

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 5:59:17am

re: #94 Anymouse

LOL …

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OMG! Those EARS!! I’m in love! ❤❤❤

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:00:49am

re: #100 thecommodore

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This is what more than 20 years of Rush Limbaugh, his clones, and Fox “News” does to people’s brains.

Can we ask the same thing about Obama?

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:00:52am

re: #159 Belafon

I was a toddler during Watergate, but didn’t the news of it follow the same pattern?

From what little I remember as a middle-schooler, this sounds about right. Remember, also, the FBI. J. Edgar Hoover scared EVERYBODY.

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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:03:13am
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:04:28am

re: #166 Sherlock Hound

From what little I remember as a middle-schooler, this sounds about right. Remember, also, the FBI. J. Edgar Hoover scared EVERYBODY.

I was very young during Watergate, but it was a rather leisurely revelation of the affair; it didn’t happen at all once. IIRC, the whole story unfolded over a period of two years, give or take a bit.

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Belafon  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:06:20am

re: #160 I cannot.

Not just afraid of Trump and his supporters, but afraid of how do you even cover this? This would be the kind of story that could blow up the entire government of a superpower.

As much as I want the GOP to crash and burn…if I were a reporter, I might not want to look too deeply because I don’t want to be the one that blows the country up.

They will have to get out of that mindset then. Uncovering this before he has time to do serious damage, like attempting to attack Iran or allowing a terrorist attack here, is what will save the country.

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:09:41am

re: #104 lockjawcanbefun

And here’s your citation for the ability to tell Palin to leave.

Canada won’t not accept her. And they’ll only send her away if she fucks up. They are not looking to create an international incident. Plus, extreme politeness.

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:12:45am

re: #113 Kragar

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:13:53am

re: #115 Targetpractice

He seems bound and determined to put Nixon’s presidency to shame for corruption and malefocence.

Donny’s next ghost written book: Rehabilitating Nixon.

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freetoken  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:17:58am

I really do believe that Trump won’t make it 4 years.

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wheat-dogg  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:19:15am

re: #173 freetoken

I really do believe that Trump won’t make it 4 years.

or 4 months

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freetoken  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:19:45am

Remember, everything about Trump is a work. He’s a worker, a con-man of old.

His brag about his “energy” is just a cover. Sure, he tweets. But there is little evidence he does anything else concious other than run b.s. meetings. He’s a showman, having learnt early on that image is everything in America since the advent of TV.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:21:05am

re: #175 freetoken

Yes. You are correct. He is a con-man.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:39:43am

re: #44 Anymouse

Idiot pederast supporter says what?

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Hell is imaginary, but Huck and his rube supporters don’t understand that.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:44:16am

re: #9 Blind Frog Belly White

What a maroon!

Meanwhile, OT…

I saw this on Josh Marshall’s Twitter feed, and while I totally get HIS point about this demonstrating the GOP’s belief that if they win we have to shut up, what REALLY caught my eye was who said it.

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Funny how no one said John McCain should shut up after he lost to Obama or Romney. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence. Newsflash, it’s their country too Fox.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:45:57am

re: #27 Charles Johnson

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Jesus.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:47:20am

re: #177 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

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Hell is imaginary, but Huck and his rube supporters don’t understand that.

Shows how ignorant Huckabee is. The ruling was made in Seattle, you dolt and secondly you don’t exactly understand the Constitution yourself with your fantasies of state Christianity.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:50:55am

re: #71 Stanley Sea

Read somewhere that the touching, hugging (as the yam described) does not fit well with Japanese decorum. Especially in business. ??

Yes. They recoil.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:52:48am

Future of Ivanka Trump Jewelry Line Uncertain, Retailers Say

As Nordstrom copresident Pete Nordstrom put it in an email to employees, obtained by Fortune:

We’ve heard from customers, including some who are long time loyal customers, threatening a boycott of Nordstrom if we continue to carry the line. Similarly, we’ve heard from customers who say they will boycott Nordstrom if we stop carrying the brand. This is a sharply divisive subject. No matter what we do, we are going to end up disappointing some of our customers.

Ultimately, he concluded, “Every single brand we offer is evaluated on their results—if people don’t buy it, we won’t sell it.”

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:55:49am

re: #182 Birth Control Works

On that alone if I could buy some Nordstrom stock I would.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:57:32am
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BigPapa  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:57:35am

The Flynn Dumpsterfire continues to burn hot:
CIA Freezes out top Flynn Deputy

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 6:59:09am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:00:44am
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:03:33am

re: #180 HappyWarrior

He’s speaking a different language.

“California” is evangelical code for “…not actually American, and a danger to Real America.”

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Timothy Watson  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:04:35am

re: #177 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

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Hell is imaginary, but Huck and his rube supporters don’t understand that.

I don’t have the time, but someone could count the references to the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, and forward that to Huckberry Finn.

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:04:46am

re: #173 freetoken

re: #174 wheat-dogg

Republicans will cover for him. Even as far as going all Weekend at Bernies.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:05:19am

re: #186 Birth Control Works

An expanded meme:

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:05:42am
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:06:52am

re: #192 Birth Control Works

They are just starting to come out of the fog.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:07:15am

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:08:07am

re: #193 PhillyPretzel

And it’s only been three weeks since his inauguration. Just wait six more months.

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BigPapa  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:08:51am

Chait is like a passive aggressive dour bookish Greenwald:

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:11:52am

re: #196 BigPapa

Chait is like a passive aggressive dour bookish Greenwald:

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:12:00am

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HappyWarrior  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:14:39am

re: #196 BigPapa

Chait is like a passive aggressive dour bookish Greenwald:

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I’ve been seeing this one alot from the dude bros I know. Nearly every educator I’ve talked to has a problem with Devos. Of course, the response to that is the TEACHERS UNION. Plus I have a big problem with Devos being a huge Republican financial contributor rather than an educator or someone who has served on school boards. She’s literally spent her family fortune trying to discredit public education, the educational system for a large maojrity of American children.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:15:34am

And as someone who an IEP in school, Devos’s ignorance about that subject really ticked me off.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:18:34am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:19:32am

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:20:50am

re: #202 Birth Control Works

lol. Thanks I needed a laugh. :)

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Dr. Matt  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:21:07am
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:21:46am

re: #189 Timothy Watson

It’s not ignorance.

Documents don’t mean anything to Huck and his ilk. Look at how they approach the Bible—not as a text, but as a collection of sentences that can be delved into to find whatever words justify what they want. Text (and in particular, exegesis) always has fluid meaning, but this is basically Burroughs cut-up technique as apologism.

It’s how this banal, avaricious Christianity that purposefully has no mercy exists.

Go read David Barton (Glenn Beck’s buddy) explaining the New Testament. For that matter, read any of the “evangelical”* wingnuts routinely featured on sites like RightWingWatch. The Bible, even Christ’s express guidance, is carefully picked apart and spun around—the sentence cut from the paragraph that gives it context, the parable treated not as a parable…to say nothing of the entire escape hatch of “dispensations,” in which all of that moral guidance is inapplicable because it’s advice for a different age (in the Greek or Indian sense).

*in quotes because only by the most distant reach could they be considered to be bearing The Good News.

Thing is, this is how they approach every document, period. it’s an extrapolation of Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit: the “truth” of the text is irrelevant; it either serves or it doesn’t.

The Constitution will be treated exactly how the Bible is (as will all of the law): it will say what they need it to say, in the moment—and this time, with less push-back, because they’ve got a cultural core that believes this is how truth works.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:23:17am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:23:43am

re: #201 Birth Control Works

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I hope if I’m around when I’m 92, I’m as active as he is.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:24:53am

Mmmmm nutella and cream cheese on cinammon raisin bagel.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:25:16am

re: #207 HappyWarrior

I hope if I’m around when I’m 92, I’m as active as he is.

no shit!

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:26:19am

re: #208 Birth Control Works

At this point Jefferies interjected to say: “Oh, fuck off. This is what you do, Piers -you say, ‘he hasn’t done this, he hasn’t done that, he’s not going to do all these things’. Give him a fucking chance mate - Hitler didn’t kill the Jews on the first day, he worked up to it.”

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darthstar  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:26:45am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:27:36am

re: #208 Birth Control Works

An Australian Comedian Told Piers Morgan To “Fuck Off” For Saying Trump’s Ban Wasn’t Targeting Muslims

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Video

He did much more than just that heh. He pointed out that the only reason why Morgan kisses Trump’s ass is because of the Apprentice. Anyhow, if Maher is criticizing the way Trump is treating Muslims, then you got a problem.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:28:43am

I mean granted Ezra Pound won the Italian Apprentice and that’s why he liked Mussolini so much, //

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Tigger2  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:30:33am

re: #211 Birth Control Works

If Piers is so worried about immigrants destroying America then maybe he should get the fuck out of America because he is an immigrant.

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darthstar  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:30:59am

So Piers Morgan has been trying to engage in a battle of wits with JK Rowling. It’s not going well for him.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:31:42am

Here you go:

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:32:33am

And, the Business Insider article from The Hill references

“As part of the company’s initiative to optimize its online product assortment, we constantly refine that assortment to focus on our most profitable items,” a Sears Holdings spokesperson told Business Insider. “Amid that streamlining effort, 31 Trump Home items were among the items removed online this week. Products from the line are still offered online via third-party Marketplace vendors.”

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darthstar  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:33:00am
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:35:17am

re: #220 Birth Control Works

Oy Vey. G-d help the USA. We are going to need it.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:37:52am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:38:14am
Of particular interest, Stevens said, is overreach in federal Title IX regulations. The law protects people from discrimination based on sex at schools that receive federal funding — about 7,000 postsecondary institutions, at last count. The regulations cover recruitment, admissions, financial aid, athletics, and, most prominently, sexual harassment and assault. Falwell said the regulations require universities “to be judge, jury, police officer, and many times, there’s not enough evidence” for harassment cases to go forward. “Prosecutors don’t even take the cases,” he said. But schools are required to make a public announcement of what they concluded and “ruin a student’s life, when there’s not enough evidence for a case to even go forward.”

shameless pages promotion

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darthstar  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:40:43am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:41:18am

Link - Operation Cross Check pdf

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:45:49am

Boston-based Reebok releases ‘nevertheless, she persisted’ shirts in support of Elizabeth Warren

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:46:13am

re: #206 Birth Control Works

RESIST, only you can!

Bought two. Thanks!

I do love the Only You Can Resist Fascist Liars one, though.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:46:58am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:47:48am

ORDER YOUR OWN $20

BACKORDERED

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:48:39am

re: #216 darthstar

So Piers Morgan has been trying to engage in a battle of wits with JK Rowling. It’s not going well for him.

It’s quite unfair of her to fight an unarmed lout, I mean man.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:49:15am
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darthstar  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:50:02am
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:50:28am

re: #229 Birth Control Works

I am not surprised. That Trump person has become one of the most unpopular presidents. Anyone who goes up against him or his followers gets their 15 minutes of fame.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:56:14am

re: #52 Teukka

Current mood music for me :/

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This is mine.

March of Babylon

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:57:02am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 7:58:35am

re: #224 darthstar

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BeachDem  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:04:17am

re: #130 Kragar

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As of Feb. 2, over the course of 2 weeks:

Despite the lies the press secretary has told from the lectern, cable news networks are still giving Spicer a platform to spout his falsehoods. In nearly two weeks, Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC have devoted a combined 14 hours, 58 minutes and 49 seconds of uninterrupted airtime to Spicer’s briefings. Of that total, 3 hours, 19 minutes and 41 seconds were spent on Spicer’s introductions, where he reads, more or less, from a press release and spouts the administration’s talking points.

Essentially, cable networks have relinquished airtime to show unfiltered White House propaganda. And it’s not just cable news; some broadcast networks have followed suit, breaking from scheduled midday coverage to listen to Spicer’s lies while other outlets stream the briefings live on Facebook.

mediamatters.org

They don’t call them media pimps for nothing.

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Romantic Heretic  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:05:07am

re: #90 BeachDem

Dog—can you imagine when the poor Trudeaus have to be with the yam and his missus? They’ll probably cry when they think about how wonderful this was..

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After suffering on a visit with the yam and the missus, if the yam actually appoints Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods as Ambassador to Canada, I would totally understand if Trudeau cut off all diplomatic relations with the US.

Eh. We’ll just tell her and the yam that the capital is in Yellowknife and a motel is the embassy. It’s not like either the yam or the drunk will know better nor ask people who know better.

She’s probably feel at home in Yellowknife.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:05:26am
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BeachDem  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:10:45am

re: #155 wheat-dogg

If Trump is serious about his involvement, he’s going to drive the pros crazy with his micromanagement, because he knows nothing about aircraft, the military, or geography and topology.

ANYTHING.

Based on facts in evidence…

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BigPapa  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:12:43am

Global Warming Debunked Forever

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:14:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:19:45am
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makeitstop  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:19:59am

Seen on Facebook…

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:20:49am
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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:20:53am

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:22:04am

Going back through the thread this morning-Better late than never.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:23:15am

Downtown #Raleigh is packed with thousands of NC citizens standing up for #votingRights! #hkonj #moralMarch #ncpol @ncnaacp

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:23:54am

re: #246 makeitstop

Wait a sec, a knife and blood like he killed the guy? Am I misunderstanding something?

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:25:20am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:26:58am

Pres. Trump expresses “full confidence” in adviser Mike Flynn amid reports Flynn discussed US sanctions with Russia

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:27:46am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:28:10am

Aljazerra actually has a tab called “Donald Trump”

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:28:32am

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Not a surprise, though; Trump is said to value personal loyalty to himself above all else.

It will likely be his undoing.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:35:03am

re: #252 Birth Control Works

tweetdeck.twitter.com

Different topic: Wife is having trouble ordering the “Persisted” t-shirt in any size other than XS. Does anyone have a better online store path to Reebok?

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BeachDem  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:35:53am

Well, no wonder the yam didn’t know anything about the Flynn crap:

Following a bombshell report that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have violated the Logan Act, President Donald Trump called on reporters only from outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch at a February 10 U.S.-Japan joint press conference, favoring news sources that have been major supporters and receiving no questions about the Flynn report.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:36:01am

re: #257 Decatur Deb

Different topic: Wife is having trouble ordering the “Persisted” t-shirt in any size other than XS. Does anyone have a better online store path to Reebok?

Everything everywhere is sold out it seems. Even Planned Parenthood store is out of things.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:37:10am

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

And to the rest of you by way of civil protest and making our collective presence known-

Stanley Sea informs me that a march is scheduled for this EDIT next weekend at Pershing Square in dtown Los Angeles.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:37:30am

re: #257 Decatur Deb

This is all I could get. reebok.com

I think that is all that maybe left.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:39:18am
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Decatur Deb  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:39:37am

re: #259 Birth Control Works

Everything everywhere is sold out it seems. Even Planned Parenthood store is out of things.

So it looks like the Reebok store will show other sizes as they are available? Not accepting backorders? (Note the page bottom seems to show they are donating the $20 to the Women’s March organization.)

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:40:10am

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Decatur Deb  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:41:04am

re: #261 PhillyPretzel

This is all I could get. reebok.com

Thanks—same site.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:41:18am

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

Heh…..”a case of the dumbass”.

I worked for a guy years and years ago who would call such things a “dumbass attack”; this was in the 1990s. I’ve gone on to use that phrase myself.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:41:40am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:43:08am

A 10-year old girl owns Jason Chaffetz (Russia Party-Utah)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:43:34am

In a letter delivered today to chief state school officers, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos provided clarity on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation, in light of the actions related to the postponement of the accountability regulations and the Congressional Review Act. The letter emphasizes that states should continue to move forward and that the Department will work to ensure that state education leaders have the state and local flexibility that Congress intended. States should continue to follow the timeline for developing and submitting their plans for review and approval, building on the work they have already completed. The Department will provide further guidance on the state plan requirements by March 13, 2017.

“States have been working diligently on ESSA plans,” says Secretary DeVos, “and today’s letter makes clear that the Department remains committed to faithfully implementing the law as Congress intended. I remain committed to working alongside local education leaders to ensure they have the flexibility to craft education plans that make the most sense for the parents and students they serve.”

The full letter can be found here.

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BigPapa  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:44:22am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 8:48:16am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:01:01am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:03:08am

Instead -buy Beyonce.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:06:31am
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:06:35am

re: #270 Birth Control Works

Sen. Rapert files bill to amend US Constitution defining marriage as between a man & woman

The fight continues. Never give in to these douchenozzles.

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:07:09am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:07:45am
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stpaulbear  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:08:39am

re: #160 I cannot.

Not just afraid of Trump and his supporters, but afraid of how do you even cover this? This would be the kind of story that could blow up the entire government of a superpower.

As much as I want the GOP to crash and burn…if I were a reporter, I might not want to look too deeply because I don’t want to be the one that blows the country up.

Reporters should dig in as thoroughly, deeply and honestly as they possibly can to get the whole story. Then the editors, managers and legal council have to be brave enough to publish the whole truth. There’s a lot of places that a publisher might want to pull back (out of fear, for one), but it shouldn’t be the reporter who shortchanges the story.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:09:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:10:09am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:10:14am

House of Dereon is a fashion line started by Beyonce and her mother, Tina, who’s also a stylist. The style and concept is inspired by generations of women in their family, with the name “Dereon” paying homage to Tina’s mother, Agnez Dereon. For fans who love Beyonce, clothing and fashion are always penultimate to her work as an entertainer. Dereon clothes are sexy yet practical. The designs combine hip-hop influences juxtaposed with ultrafeminine flourishes (like embroidery and ruffles), thus giving the line a street edge. The Dereon clothing line was first introduced on The Oprah Winfrey Show and in the smash hit “Single Ladies (Put A ring On It),” Beyonce name checks the brand’s “Dereon jeans.”

Dereon clothing has branched into a junior line that’s price friendly and targeted torwards a younger crowd. Dereon dresses, Dereon shoes and Dereon handbags epitomize the company’s tagline “Where the sidewalk and catwalk meet.” The line includes casualwear such as Dereon sweaters, Dereon shirts and sweatpants, even Dereon jumpsuits.

Today the Dereon brand also caters to the full figured woman with Dereon plus sizes and to an even younger audience with Dereon kids. And as Dereon fashion continues to grow, their accessories game is keeping pace Dereon jewelry is now part of the fashion house’s offerings.

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KingKenrod  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:12:11am

re: #196 BigPapa

Chait is like a passive aggressive dour bookish Greenwald:

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DeVos is a special combination of corruption, incompetence, and outright hostility to the dept. she is heading. There’s plenty bad to say about the other cabinet nominees, but DeVos hits the trifecta.

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KingKenrod  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:12:57am

re: #283 FormerDirtDart

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Why does Trump care what the wall costs? Mexico is paying for it!

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:14:37am
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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:17:15am

re: #286 FormerDirtDart

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Body donation cost my parents $1800 each in Illinois —one has to pay the cartel of Funeral Directors to transport the corpse to the Anatomical Gift Society —as they are the only ones that have the license to transport.

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The Dude Abides  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:18:03am

re: #44 Anymouse

Idiot pederast supporter says what?

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What’s a pederast, Anymouse?

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:19:48am

re: #295 The Dude Abides

From the free dictionary:
thefreedictionary.com

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Birth Control Works  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:20:39am

bbl

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:25:46am

re: #293 Birth Control Works

We should ban all white people from Georgia until we can figure out what the hell is going on!

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sagehen  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:26:33am

re: #236 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I wonder how much the Federal Gov’t is paying the club for use of the premises.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:27:39am

After Trump is booted in 2020, the USG should send him a bill for everything.

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sagehen  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:28:00am

re: #242 BigPapa

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Also, why do we drive on a parkway and park in the driveway?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:28:05am

re: #293 Birth Control Works

That logo behind the alleged perp belong to the Creativity Church, formerly known as the Church of the Creator. One of it’s former pontificants was none other than Matthew Hale.

I’m surprised that Le Furby Au Rage isn’t a high-ranking member…..

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:32:08am

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This was reported in today’s asahi.com (though they quoted The Guardian).

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nines09  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:32:11am

re: #289 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bad Kabuki. Very bad Kabuki.

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mmmirele  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:32:21am

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hey, one of my coworkers has an office in that building (yeah, evil too big to fail bank)!

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allegro  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:34:32am

OT fun stuff… went to see this show last night. Fantastic and creative AF. Had a big goofy grin on my face from start to finish.

Off-Broadway: STOMP

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BeachDem  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:35:48am

On the “not all that important, but because the media has made a big fucking deal about how pious Jared and Ivanka are about observing Shabbat”

1. 5:51 PM Shabbat Times West Palm Beach, FL 33404 on Friday, 10 February 2017

2. 6:09 PM Friday, February 10, 2017 (EST)
Sunset in West Palm Beach, FL

3. 6:13 p.m. UPDATE: President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her family arrived aboard Air Force One with the president and first lady to spend some time in Palm Beach postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com

And, unless they walked from the airport, they didn’t just miss it by a few minutes.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:37:08am

The IT Crowd - Series 3 - Episode 4: The Internet

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mmmirele  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:49:06am

re: #288 FormerDirtDart

I made a point of letting two of my Utah friends know about this. One of them is already on record that he will drive to Provo the next time Chaffetz has a meeting (since Chaffetz allegedly said he’d never go to another town hall outside of Provo). The other is a professor who teaches in the Provo area (but not at BYU). He has quite the following. *smirk*

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freetoken  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:49:54am

On my Facebook feed, I have yet to come across a Trump supporter that doesn’t fit at least one of two self-defined groups:
1) religious fundamentalists intent of some stage of Christian dominion;
2) racist/bigot fantasists.

Quite telling.

As time rolls on and the disaster of Trump unfolds, it will be interesting to see how these two groups change.

The first group will probably just do the usual and repeat religious mantras, believing in the magic of words.

The second group though will likely lash out in some ugly ways.

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stpaulbear  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:51:12am

re: #208 Birth Control Works

An Australian Comedian Told Piers Morgan To “Fuck Off” For Saying Trump’s Ban Wasn’t Targeting Muslims

I watched Maher’s clip with Al Franken and even that made me hate Maher. I can’t stand that self-righteous ass. Franken wasn’t having it. Franken is 10x the humorist (very dry, thank you) that Maher thinks he is.

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wrenchwench  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:52:40am
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:55:47am

re: #312 wrenchwench

Will it melt in spring? /half

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:58:58am

Went to the grocery store here in OH and what do I see? The cover of the National Enquirer says “Obama’s Secret Plot To Impeach Trump”

I should have taken a picture. Unreal.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 11, 2017 • 9:59:59am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:04:54am

re: #315 Dr Lizardo

I had a choice of video, I took the origin story
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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:07:09am

re: #313 PhillyPretzel

Will it melt in spring? /half

Yes, Spring 2020

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:07:55am

re: #316 FormerDirtDart

I had a choice of video, I took the origin story
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That’s OK. They’re both funny as hell.

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I cannot.  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:08:03am

re: #314 MsJ

Secret plot is not secret: Let Trump be Trump until even Chaffetz and McConnell HAVE to dump Trump if they ever want to be elected beyond the office of Chief Sewer Inspector for the rest of their lives.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:09:41am

I wonder if the President attend

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:15:28am

re: #303 Barefoot Grin

This was reported in today’s asahi.com (though they quoted The Guardian).

I noted it yesterday during the press conference that it looked like he was pretending to wear an earpiece because it appeared that he had less than usual a clue as to what was going on.

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wrenchwench  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:18:01am
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BeachDem  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:28:36am

What a little putz.

Chaffetz said the crowd that filled the auditorium at Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights and spilled over into a protest outside included people brought in from other states to disrupt the meeting.

Absolutely. I know there were,” he said, suggesting it was “more of a paid attempt to bully and intimidate” than a reflection of the feelings of his 3rd District constituents.

Asked who would foot the bill to fill the audience with outside agitators, Chaffetz said, “do some reporting” and described how one participant made it a point to say he was not being paid by a national Democratic organization.

deseretnews.com

You made the claim, you snot-nosed little asshole. You said ABSOLUTELY. So put up or shut up.

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Belafon  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:34:58am

re: #323 BeachDem

What a little putz.

deseretnews.com

You made the claim, you snot-nosed little asshole. You said ABSOLUTELY. So put up or shut up.

Let him believe that up until the point that he’s thrown out of office next year.

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wrenchwench  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:39:16am
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ObserverArt  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:39:39am

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Is that Alex Wagner? I didn’t know she got a gig at CBS.

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nines09  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:45:49am

re: #325 wrenchwench

That flies inside your car and lands on your lap at speed, it’s all over.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:49:55am

re: #279 Backwoods_Sleuth

Unbefuckinglievable.

Who would have ever thought we would see a time when CANADIANS were scared of coming to the U.S.??

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Jay C  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:54:43am

re: #324 Belafon

Let him believe that up until the point that he’s thrown out of office next year.

Well, good luck with that…. UT-03 is an R+25 district, which went for Trump 46-23, and which relected Chaffetz 72-26. He would have to seriously piss off a seriously large number of folks to put that seat in jeopardy: and then, probably only to another GOPer…..

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Alephnaught  Feb 11, 2017 • 10:55:08am

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

Pres. Trump expresses “full confidence” in adviser Mike Flynn amid reports Flynn discussed US sanctions with Russia

In the UK, whenever a political leader expresses “full confidence” in a scandal-embroiled underling, that usually means said underling will be out within the month.

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wrenchwench  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:00:16am

re: #330 Alephnaught

In the UK, whenever a political leader expresses “full confidence” in a scandal-embroiled underling, that usually means said underling will be out within the month.

Reminds me of the time a district mgr. asked me how a recent hire was doing, and I said, ‘Pretty OK, really’. That became our code for ‘Sucks, big time’ because I fired the guy a week later. The boss sent me flowers for doing it, because he was too soft-hearted to fire anybody, whereas I had to work with the guy.

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:03:25am

re: #326 ObserverArt

Is that Alex Wagner? I didn’t know she got a gig at CBS.

It is and good for her. I always liked her.

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:06:53am

re: #322 wrenchwench

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ObserverArt  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:08:13am

re: #330 Alephnaught

In the UK, whenever a political leader expresses “full confidence” in a scandal-embroiled underling, that usually means said underling will be out within the month.

It is sort of that way here in America too. Especially in sports. If you get a vote of confidence it means you’re in your job until a proper replacement is found. Works that way in business oftentimes.

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:09:33am

Drive through liquor store in OH.

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BigPapa  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:11:30am

re: #331 wrenchwench

Your boss gave you these for firing somebody? Cold, just cold.

Death Flower
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ObserverArt  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:14:14am

re: #335 MsJ

Drive through liquor store in OH.

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Beer for the road!

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:16:01am

re: #335 MsJ

Drive through liquor store in OH.

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There was a place near our campus in Atlanta that took gallon milk jugs that you passed through a window to fill up—beer-to-go. Of course, whatever it was they were selling was awful beer.

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:16:02am

re: #337 ObserverArt

Beer for the road!

/ Ohioan

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Jay C  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:16:25am

re: #330 Alephnaught

In the UK, whenever a political leader expresses “full confidence” in a scandal-embroiled underling, that usually means said underling will be out within the month.

Normally, you’d probably be right, but “normal” is an increasingly inapt standard to apply to the horrorshow that is the Donald Trump Administration. My guess is that the Pres is either going to:

1) ignore the scandal entirely
2) deny that there even IS a “scandal”
3) blame the media
4) go on a rage-filled Twitter rant blasting “fake news”, “losers”, “enemies”, etc.

And knowing Donald, probably in reverse order….

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MsJ  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:17:23am

re: #338 Barefoot Grin

There was a place near our campus in Atlanta that took gallon milk jugs that you passed through a window to fill up—beer-to-go. Of course, whatever it was they were selling was awful beer.

That sounds… disgusting. And unsanitary. Ick.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:18:26am

re: #341 MsJ

That sounds… disgusting. And unsanitary. Ick.

But when you’ve lived on instant ramen for a week….

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nines09  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:20:53am

re: #335 MsJ

Long ago and far away, in a small town dive bar a patron asked, to no one in particular; “If they don’t want you drinking and driving, how come there’s a fucking parking lot out front?”

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ObserverArt  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:21:49am

re: #339 MsJ

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BeachDem  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:35:41am

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SirMixALot  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:38:30am

re: #158 Dr Lizardo

I think the media is genuinely afraid. This story is a tiger by the tail sort of thing, and perhaps they’re waiting for more to come out or more to be confirmed. A tip of the iceberg.

I mean no disrespect when I say bullshit. The media had no problem with wall to wall coverage of fake Clinton scandals. The last one leaked by the FBI wasn’t even about her at all. The media have been Republican enablers for decades. They are a major part of the problem. They did the exact same thing during the Bush years.

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sagehen  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:49:45am

re: #329 Jay C

Well, good luck with that…. UT-03 is an R+25 district, which went for Trump 46-23, and which relected Chaffetz 72-26. He would have to seriously piss off a seriously large number of folks to put that seat in jeopardy: and then, probably only to another GOPer…..

Or Evan McMullin could run for that seat.

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MickardEMT  Feb 11, 2017 • 11:51:46am

His wingnut and fellow right-wing mouth breathers are all over Facebook spouting about how this was such an injustice and how this idiot was wrongfully convicted

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 11, 2017 • 12:57:31pm

re: #200 HappyWarrior

As it should! Free and appropriate education for all kids is something we as a country REALLY need to stick to.


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