Senate GOP Changes Rules to Force Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

The stolen seat
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In today’s episode of The Ongoing Transformation of the US Government Into a Far Right Nightmare, Senate Republicans invoked the nuclear option and changed the rules so they could confirm the very conservative Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court today, as expected.

This is, of course, after they refused to even give President Obama’s centrist nominee, Merrick Garland, a hearing.

This basically cements the Supreme Court into a conservative majority for the foreseeable future. Yes, that’s very depressing news, and there’s no way to sugar coat it. This is exactly why the Republican Party lined up to support Trump even though many of them despised him: because they knew they could use him to push their regressive ideology into every aspect of the federal government.

The election of Donald Trump is doing lasting damage to the American ideals of civil liberty and progress.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:04:04am

So, does Gorsuch go down in history as the Justice with the smallest majority?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:05:06am

Bad enough that three Dems voted for him…

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electrotek  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:05:31am

re: #2 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Bad enough that three Dems voted for him…

Name and shame.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:05:40am

re: #2 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Bad enough that three Dems voted for him…

Fuckin’ DINOs.

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The Crusher  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:06:11am

re: #3 electrotek

2018 isn’t that far away.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:07:29am

re: #3 electrotek

Name and shame.

according to AP:

Gorsuch won support from 51 of the chambers’ Republicans as well as three moderate Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won last fall: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:09:19am

re: #3 electrotek

Name and shame.

I still prefer Democrats in those 3 seats, which we won’t have if we primary them. It’s a calculation - if something’s going to happen regardless, and you can still mount a protest vote, you let the vulnerable folks ‘show their independence’.

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Kragar  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:10:08am
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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:12:04am

Yup.

Gorsuch will be pontificating from the Supreme Court for decades to come, alongside Roberts and Alito. Those three will be rolling back civil and voting rights, all while the so called originalists ignore that the only reason Gorsuch was seated is that the GOP ignored the constitution, ignored 200+ years of Senate history, comity, and thwarted the Garland nomination so completely that the balance of the court is forever marred.

Obama had the nomination that could shape the Court’s future, and push for equality and civil rights, but the GOP stood united and upended 2+ centuries of tradition, law, and the Constitution to block Garland.

It was a pure power play, and the GOP stole the seat. Period. Gorsuch will forever be known as holding the Stolen Seat.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:15:38am

re: #1 Blind Frog Belly White

So, does Gorsuch go down in history as the Justice with the smallest majority?

Clarence Thomas was 52-48

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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:15:41am

re: #9 lawhawk

Yup.

Gorsuch will be pontificating from the Supreme Court for decades to come, alongside Roberts and Alito. Those three will be rolling back civil and voting rights, all while the so called originalists ignore that the only reason Gorsuch was seated is that the GOP ignored the constitution, ignored 200+ years of Senate history, comity, and thwarted the Garland nomination so completely that the balance of the court is forever marred.

Obama had the nomination that could shape the Court’s future, and push for equality and civil rights, but the GOP stood united and upended 2+ centuries of tradition, law, and the Constitution to block Garland.

It was a pure power play, and the GOP stole the seat. Period. Gorsuch will forever be known as holding the Stolen Seat.

Justice* Gorsuch needs to become a social media thing.

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Kragar  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:16:14am

VIDEO: Footage claims to show Su-22 taking off from Shayrat airbase after US missile strike

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:16:20am

re: #9 lawhawk

Yup.

Gorsuch will be pontificating from the Supreme Court for decades to come, alongside Roberts and Alito. Those three will be rolling back civil and voting rights, all while the so called originalists ignore that the only reason Gorsuch was seated is that the GOP ignored the constitution, ignored 200+ years of Senate history, comity, and thwarted the Garland nomination so completely that the balance of the court is forever marred.

Obama had the nomination that could shape the Court’s future, and push for equality and civil rights, but the GOP stood united and upended 2+ centuries of tradition, law, and the Constitution to block Garland.

It was a pure power play, and the GOP stole the seat. Period. Gorsuch will forever be known as holding the Stolen Seat.

And the extent to which most people rolled over for it is disheartening. It’s one of the great successes of the Right that they feel free to do whatever they want, because ‘in the same situation, it’s what the Dems would do!’, but oddly enough, it always seems to be them doing it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:16:54am

The Gorsuch Who Stole Christmas

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:17:19am

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

Clarence Thomas was 52-48

Wow. I didn’t remember it being so close.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:18:06am

re: #8 Kragar

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Normally I wouldn’t mind this but Sanders is the kind of guy who will do this with Perez and then talk shit about the DNC when he wants to show off his “revolutionary” creds. That said, we do have to acknowledge that Sanders has support within the party. At the same time though, I wish Sanders would join the Dems or else just let us do our thing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:18:14am
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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:18:29am

re: #15 Blind Frog Belly White

Wow. I didn’t remember it being so close.

I didn’t remember the final vote, but that was a circus for the ages with the sexual abuse allegations vs. Thomas coming out in the hearings.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:19:04am

re: #9 lawhawk

Yup.

Gorsuch will be pontificating from the Supreme Court for decades to come, alongside Roberts and Alito. Those three will be rolling back civil and voting rights, all while the so called originalists ignore that the only reason Gorsuch was seated is that the GOP ignored the constitution, ignored 200+ years of Senate history, comity, and thwarted the Garland nomination so completely that the balance of the court is forever marred.

Obama had the nomination that could shape the Court’s future, and push for equality and civil rights, but the GOP stood united and upended 2+ centuries of tradition, law, and the Constitution to block Garland.

It was a pure power play, and the GOP stole the seat. Period. Gorsuch will forever be known as holding the Stolen Seat.

Yep.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:20:01am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:20:08am

Honestly the next Democratic President needs to find the most lefty and qualified candidate for the position. I’m sick of the right getting to push Alitos, Roberts, and now Gorsushs on us while we have moderate liberals like Kagan and Sotomayor who are fine people and judges being treated as if they’re extremists.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:21:01am
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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:21:04am
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Ace Rothstein  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:21:58am

How were we able to bomb Syria with a depleted military?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:22:29am

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

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She’s 100% right.

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Unshaken Defiance  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:24:24am

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

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See that massive gas and registration increase? Jerry Brown says it’s for roads. Except we already had one of the highest gas taxes in the USA, but those revenues are not necessarily for roads and repair.

So at a moment when the pension crisis is draining money like an emergency release from a dam. Taking the monies ordinarily available for infrastructure, and causing a revenue shortage solved by only half.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:27:02am

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Contribute 1000 dollars and have your name on a bomb!

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Kragar  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:27:35am
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Jenner7  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:28:06am

I instantly regret supporting this military strike. Trump is not qualified or fit to make these decisions. And why was Syria notified before hand?

Yep, Hillary would have done the same, eventually. But she’s not mentally unstable and would have had better people around her.

That makes me partisan and I don’t give a shit.

And god damn it, stolen SC seat filled. What a shitty couple of days.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:28:25am

re: #25 Ace Rothstein

Depleted uranium of course /

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:28:29am

re: #22 gocart mozart

what a relic…

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:31:33am
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Ace Rothstein  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:32:36am

re: #31 Jenner7

If you can’t locate the country you intend to bomb on a map, you don’t bomb it.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:33:10am

$50 says Rump can’t name the capitol of Syria. Any takers?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:33:17am

Russian PM Medvedev posted this on his FB page - this is the English translation:

That’s it. The last remaining election fog has lifted. Instead of an overworked statement about a joint fight against the biggest enemy, ISIS (the Islamic State), the Trump administration proved that it will fiercely fight the legitimate Syrian government, in a tough contradiction with international law and without UN approval, in violation of its own procedures stipulating that the Congress must first be notified of any military operation unrelated to aggression against the US. On the verge of a military clash with Russia.
Nobody is overestimating the value of pre-election promises but there must be limits of decency.
Beyond that is absolute mistrust. Which is really sad for our now completely ruined relations. And which is good news for terrorists.
One more thing. This military action is a clear indication of the US President’s extreme dependency on the opinion of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticised in his inauguration speech. Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months.

Source:

Facebook Post

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Teukka  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:33:45am

Reposted from downstairs:
Latest on Stockholm attack: 3 dead, 15 injured, of which 9 critical.
Transit is slowly limping…

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:34:17am

re: #25 Ace Rothstein

How were we able to bomb Syria with a depleted military?

Along with the economy, DT completely rebuilt the military in two+ months.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:35:32am

Squirrel finds a nut:

Yes, it’s true. There’s no overarching policy consistency or fact-based/reality-based assessment of conditions. Trump’s doing whatever flitters into the head at the moment, regardless of whatever positions he’s taken on the issue previously (and with his active twitter feed, there’s a tweet for pretty much every action he’s taken, will take, or should take going forward).

The reason that there’s no policy consistency is simple. There’s an expiration date for everything Trump says and does, because he doesn’t care about consequences of his actions - only what the current action gets for him. He lives in the now - doesn’t care about the future. It’s also how he’s able to lie to so many people and not get held accountable for any of it.*

*The media enables the lies by not calling them out as such, even when they’re on stuff everyone knows is a lie.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:35:42am

re: #36 Ace Rothstein

$50 says Rump can’t name the capitol of Syria. Any takers?

Benghazi! Babylon! Lebanon!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:36:15am

This strike will help DTs approval ratings out of the cellar, which was probably another major consideration…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:37:18am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:38:13am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:38:28am

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m pretty damn sure that the Syrian government would consider that an invasion - not to mention an act of war.

And I’m also pretty damn sure Russia would agree with the Syrian government’s assessment.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:38:45am

Kayfabe.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:39:44am

re: #5 The Crusher

2018 isn’t that far away.

Sure as hell doesn’t feel like it.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:40:02am

re: #42 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This strike will help DTs approval ratings out of the cellar, which was probably another major consideration…

I might boost him with old-style RWNJs, but the new isolationist, conspiracy-theory-prone, right has abandoned him.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:40:10am

re: #46 goddamnedfrank

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Kayfabe.

That’s where we are now. Nobody trusts anything.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:40:43am

re: #46 goddamnedfrank

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:41:23am

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

“In the ground…”

Interesting typo.

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:41:25am

re: #36 Ace Rothstein

$50 says Rump can’t name the capitol of Syria. Any takers?

$100 says Trump can’t spell Syria.

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nines09  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:41:44am

That was not a nomination today. It was an armed robbery.

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electrotek  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:42:25am

re: #52 Skip Intro

$100 says Trump can’t spell Syria.

Or al-Sham

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:43:44am

re: #52 Skip Intro

$100 says Trump can’t spell Syria.

“It’s Cereal without the L right?”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:45:05am

re: #12 Kragar

VIDEO: Footage claims to show Su-22 taking off from Shayrat airbase after US missile strike

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Take THAT, Assad!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:49:54am

re: #56 GlutenFreeJesus

Take THAT, Assad!

And hack McConnell claims the reason he’s okay with Trump doing it is because “he had a better plan.” Mitch has becoming more and more obvious about what a blatant partisan hack piece of shit he really is.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:50:38am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:52:11am

re: #58 FormerDirtDart

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Jones is in direct competition with Hannity for who can keep Trump’s balls in his mouth the longest. Even that idiot Watson called Trump out for this.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:53:04am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:53:05am
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:53:28am
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Interesting Times  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:53:49am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:54:24am

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yep Greenwald’s no different from those he criticizes. He’s a fucking hack.

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Kragar  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:54:50am
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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:54:57am

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

The truth is that the half that that Russia claimed missed actually hit their marks. It was those that Russia claimed to have hit that missed.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:55:03am

re: #60 FormerDirtDart

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It’s all about popularity for this slug. I hope he leaves office as popular as ass pimples.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:55:25am

re: #65 Kragar

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I fucking hate the alt-left dude.

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Franklin  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:56:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:57:22am
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Franklin  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:58:52am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 11:58:54am

Really Greenwald shows what he’s really about here by using this to bitch about the left. Anyone on the left who thinks that this Kremlin apologizing toolbag is our ally is deeply kidding themselves.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:01:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:03:54pm
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Amory Blaine  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:04:39pm

100 million down the shitter, but as long as PBS doesn’t get one thin dime all is well.
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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:04:40pm

Seems like a Jones is trying to get the “biased media” to lay off Jared & Ivanka, if you ask me…

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:05:24pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The US and Russia could be looking at the same battle damage and interpreting it according to different rubrics. Tomahawks aren’t really good for ruining runways, all they do is put a small crater on the surface. So the US says the Tomahawks hit their targets but all the Russians see is the ineffective results. That’s why we have the Durandal, but delivering those in Syria currently requires pitting a piloted fighter bomber against a modern Russian air defense system.

BLU-107/B Durandal Anti-Runway Weapon

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:05:54pm

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

Are you sick of winning yet?

— Judd Legum

So sick, just sick.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:07:22pm

re: #73 Charles Johnson

DT’s tax-payer funded golfing and military actions against Syria were much different. So different. Believe me.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:07:48pm

re: #76 FormerDirtDart

Seems like a Jones is trying to get the “biased media” to lay off Jared & Ivanka, if you ask me…

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Hey Alex, if you have a problem with Jared and Ivanka, you should have a problem with the guy who you know gave them power and influence in his WH. Oh wait, you want Trump to hold you in his arms and tell you that he loves you more than he does Ivanka.

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:08:27pm

re: #60 FormerDirtDart

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Yep—that was one of the graphs in the NYT story that induced projectile vomiting from me last night.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:08:28pm

re: #76 FormerDirtDart

Alex Jones brands Jared and Ivanka ‘enemies of the republic’ after Trump ally blames them for Syria strike rawstory.com pic.twitter.com

— Raw Story

Having trouble processing this…..

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:10:58pm

Seriously how the hell do you blame Ivanka and Jared for the bombing without having a problem with the guy who ultimately gave the go ahead himself? Trump cultists are some strange and fucked up people.

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:11:04pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Fuck Glenn Greenwald and the Podhor(etz)se’s ass he rode in on.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:11:27pm

re: #43 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sounds like enough American troops to make everyone in the ME mad and to ensure that nothing close to the objective for which they are deployed has any chance of success.

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Kragar  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:12:13pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:12:50pm

re: #86 Kragar

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He’s sure showing them.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:13:07pm

re: #86 Kragar

Yeah but we sure taught them a lesson didn’t we?

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:13:26pm

re: #76 FormerDirtDart

Seems like a Jones is trying to get the “biased media” to lay off Jared & Ivanka, if you ask me…

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Nah. Jones isn’t that clever, this is his innate antisemitism straining at the shackles. I honestly didn’t think my “Court Jew” theory about how Jared’s involvement in the Administration would come to be viewed by Trump’s supporters would happen so quickly.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:13:32pm

re: #87 HappyWarrior

He’s sure showing them.

Obama’s fault.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:14:49pm

re: #83 HappyWarrior

Seriously how the hell do you blame Ivanka and Jared for the bombing without having a problem with the guy who ultimately gave the go ahead himself? Trump cultists are some strange and fucked up people.

That’s exactly what it is. They keep saying Trump was stabbed in the back in their mad comments, because they can’t accept that their cult-leader is not the isolationist they want him to be. All it took was triggering his emotions to put an end to his pandering to the isolationist-right.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:15:36pm

re: #91 Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters

That’s exactly what it is. They keep saying Trump was stabbed in the back in their mad comments, because they can’t accept that their cult-leader is not the isolationist they want him to be. All it took was triggering his emotions to put an end to his pandering to the isolationist-right.

I think the fact he had Bolton considered for SOS should have been a big fucking hint to anyone who thought he was an isolationist.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:15:41pm

re: #86 Kragar

So, not only did he get the Russians to help him win an election, he got the Russians to tell him the best base to fire missiles at to do the least amount of actual damage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:16:05pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:16:08pm

re: #89 goddamnedfrank

Nah. Jones isn’t that clever, this is his innate antisemitism straining at the shackles. I honestly didn’t think my “Court Jew” theory about how Jared’s involvement in the Administration would come to be viewed by Trump’s supporters would happen so quickly.

Yeah, Jones is an antisemitic piece of shit. If Jared were Christian, he likely wouldn’t be saying this shit.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:16:39pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:17:47pm

WINNING.

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nines09  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:19:03pm

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KGxvi  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:19:07pm

re: #49 Blind Frog Belly White

That’s where we are now. Nobody trusts anything.

The key to kayfabe is suspension of disbelief by the audience - be they marks or smarks. Hopefully there are enough smarks around to turn this whole escapade into the Monday Night Raw after Wrestlemania

(wrestling nerd credentials: certified)

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:19:18pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jesus H. Christ, whoever wrote that is an imbecile. Filled with grammatical errors.

Authentic wingnut gibberish, it would seem.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:19:42pm

re: #89 goddamnedfrank

Nah. Jones isn’t that clever, this is his innate antisemitism straining at the shackles. I honestly didn’t think my “Court Jew” theory about how Jared’s involvement in the Administration would come to be viewed by Trump’s supporters would happen so quickly.

Once you start down the path of conspiracy logic, at some point you’re going to arrive at Jews, because many, even most, conspiracy tropes were initially about Jews. Which is why I’m not at all shocked that MRAs, GGs, et cetera have gelled into alt-righters.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:20:33pm

re: #101 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Once you start down the path of conspiracy logic, at some point you’re going to arrive at Jews, because many, even most, conspiracy tropes were initially about Jews. Which is why I’m not at all shocked that MRAs, GGs, et cetera have gelled into alt-righters.

Indeed, I pointed out one time that a lot of historical anti-communism was in fact based in antisemitism.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:21:00pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ugh, that grammar makes my head hurt.

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KGxvi  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:21:06pm

re: #57 HappyWarrior

And hack McConnell claims the reason he’s okay with Trump doing it is because “he had a better plan.” Mitch has becoming more and more obvious about what a blatant partisan hack piece of shit he really is.

Hard to believe that his press conference in the Capitol about the GOP’s top priority of making Obama a one term president was not the peak partisan hackery.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:21:14pm

re: #100 Dr Lizardo

Jesus H. Christ, whoever wrote that is an imbecile. Filled with grammatical errors.

Authentic wingnut gibberish, it would seem.

You’re not kidding. Man that was pathetic.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:21:32pm

re: #104 KGxvi

Hard to believe that his press conference in the Capitol about the GOP’s top priority of making Obama a one term president was not the peak partisan hackery.

I know.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:21:49pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:21:52pm

re: #102 HappyWarrior

Cultural Marxism. Totally different from the Nazi understanding of Cultural Bolshevism.

That is all.

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:21:54pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

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immigrants and refugee are taking our job, doing business and leaving us standard

Obviously those immigrants and that refugee have also taken their dictionaries, grammar books and any sense they had at any given time. (last loss assumes facts not really in evidence)

“White America”—you’re doing it wrong.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:21:58pm

re: #103 Eclectic Cyborg

Ugh, that grammar makes my head hurt.

It makes mine too and my grammar is awful but at least not bigoted.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:22:05pm

re: #101 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

re: #102 HappyWarrior

Yeah, anti-Semitic CT’s are pretty much the Ur-heimat of all conspiracy theories. It’s inevitable.

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:22:13pm

Freaking hell, did we even hit, I don’t know, ANY DAMN THING?
/Kabuki

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:22:15pm

re: #108 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Cultural Marxism. Totally different from the Nazi understanding of Cultural Bolshevism.

That is all.

Word.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:22:18pm

If it were me I’d write an eloquent response and sign it “immigrant america”

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:22:20pm

Its_a_trap.gif

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:22:26pm
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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:22:59pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:23:20pm

re: #111 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, anti-Semitic CT’s are pretty much the Ur-heimat of all conspiracy theories. It’s inevitable.

That’s why I honestly decided to write about Antisemitism in Revolutionary era Russia for my term paper about five years ago. A lot of the stuff I saw directed at Muslims reminded me of what I had learned about in Russia.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:25:30pm
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Kragar  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:25:51pm
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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:30:53pm

re: #111 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, anti-Semitic CT’s are pretty much the Ur-heimat of all conspiracy theories. It’s inevitable.

Absolutely. Like an unimaginably foul beast returning to dine again on its own vomit, the right will return to its anti-semitic heritage. The only reason they long pretended (in public) to not be anti-semites was the defeat of the Nazi regime in WWII and the exposure of its crimes.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:31:23pm

re: #118 HappyWarrior

One of the things that’s stuck with me after reading it was antisemitism as part of the 1914 Russian advance. The soldiers starting stealing, looting, and raping in shtetls on the way to the front, and its was just considered not an issue by the command structure.

Politics can change drastically, but it can’t instantly wipe away deeper cultural trends.

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:31:39pm

re: #7 Blind Frog Belly White

I still prefer Democrats in those 3 seats, which we won’t have if we primary them. It’s a calculation - if something’s going to happen regardless, and you can still mount a protest vote, you let the vulnerable folks ‘show their independence’.

We often complain about purity of party. I think sometimes people forget about political strategy. Such as live to fight another day. IF the Dems give up states the three that voted for him, the Democrats may never get those seats back. And considering how things are going that is a very real chance.

In this case asking for party purity may bite us all in the butt. Those three votes when added to what hopefully will happen in 2018 could be very important. And as someone pointed out yesterday, there are more Democratic Senate seats up in 2018 than Republican (I hope I have that right). Should things not turn out as we hope, losing more and more Senate seats could be real real bad.

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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:31:48pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

other: Trump really wanted to get off that night.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:32:02pm

Outpatient Surgical Strike.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:32:28pm

re: #122 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

One of the things that’s stuck with me after reading it was antisemitism as part of the 1914 Russian advance. The soldiers starting stealing, looting, and raping in shtetls on the way to the front, and its was just considered not an issue by the command structure.

Politics can change drastically, but it can’t instantly wipe away deeper cultural trends.

Because the command structure i.e. czar and generals were just as antisemitic as the soldiers.

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Semper Fi  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:32:31pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

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If that happened in my town, Central Market would become my only go-to market.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:32:31pm
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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:32:56pm

re: #119 Dave In Austin

In 2014, the National Park System received over 292 million recreation visits. NPS visitors spent $15.7 billion in local gateway regions (defined as communities within 60 miles of a park). The contribution of this spending to the national economy was 277 thousand jobs, $10.3 billion in labor income, $17.1 billion in value added, and $29.7 billion in output. The lodging sector saw the highest direct contributions with 48 thousand jobs and $4.8 billion in output directly contributed to local gateway economies nationally. The sector with the next greatest direct contributions was restaurants and bars, with 60 thousand jobs and $3.2 billion in output directly contributed to local gateway economies nationally

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:33:37pm

re: #115 goddamnedfrank

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:35:45pm

Ok, who forgot to put explosives in the missiles?
/

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:35:48pm

re: #121 EPR-radar

Absolutely. Like an unimaginably foul beast returning to dine again on its own vomit, the right will return to its anti-semitic heritage. The only reason they long pretended (in public) to not be anti-semites was the defeat of the Nazi regime in WWII and the exposure of its crimes.

Indeed, antisemitism was a main part of right wing ideology leading up to WWII not just in Europe but in the U.S. too. The right loves to attack FDR now for his mistake not letting in Jewish refugees but the right at the time hated FDR for having tons of Jewish advisers and being hostile towards that Hitler guy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:35:53pm

Apparently, April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month”, which seems oxymoronic.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:37:50pm

The enemy of my enemy is my…wait - what the fuck?

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:37:54pm

re: #131 Varek Raith

Ok, who forgot to put explosives in the missiles?
/

Fake missles.

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:39:26pm

Would love to see the BDA on that airbase.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:39:27pm

re: #135 Ace Rothstein

Fake missles.

They were only meant to send a message. “Cruise Missives”, you might say….

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:41:10pm

I’m not one to jump on conspiracies but….
This stinks.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:42:00pm

re: #134 Blind Frog Belly White

The enemy of my enemy is my…wait - what the fuck?

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I hate agreeing with that asshole.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:42:35pm

re: #131 Varek Raith

Ok, who forgot to put explosives in the missiles?
/

OUTPATIENT SURGICAL STRIKE!

Come on, folks! It’s funny! Throw me a bone, I’m dyin’ out here!

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Varek Raith  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:43:05pm

re: #140 Blind Frog Belly White

OUTPATIENT SURGICAL STRIKE!

Come on, folks! It’s funny! Throw me a bone, I’m dyin’ out here!

CATCH!

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:43:19pm
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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:43:41pm

Cernovich’s current TL is hysterical. Literally.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:44:02pm

re: #134 Blind Frog Belly White

The enemy of my enemy is my…wait - what the fuck?

Wha whu whatut?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:46:03pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:46:19pm
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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:47:07pm

Earlier.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:47:56pm

re: #145 Blind Frog Belly White

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Trump will escalate. His colossal ego will not permit him to look like a failure.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:48:40pm

re: #147 Nyet

Earlier.

SOROS! Drink!

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:49:05pm

re: #145 Blind Frog Belly White

MAGA

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:51:01pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:51:02pm

Old soldiers never die.

I’m looking at both of you Graham and McCain.

Have either of you ever seen a war you didn’t want to be a part of?

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nines09  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:51:34pm

How much does it cost for Trump to achieve an erection? About 100 million. I wonder how much it would cost for him to climax?

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:52:23pm

re: #153 nines09

How much does it cost for Trump to achieve an erection? About 100 million. I wonder how much it would cost for him to climax?

Just put him in the cab of a big truck for a minute or two.

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nines09  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:54:51pm

re: #154 Skip Intro

Just put him in the cab of a big truck for a minute or two.

I think he wet himself that day. I’d like to put his ass in an overloaded cabover in bad weather on a good size hill and watch him burn the brakes up and plow up a good 40 acres.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:55:03pm

re: #147 Nyet

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:56:02pm

Kind of weird that the door at the market hasn’t been torched yet, and still the note taped to that same door survived.

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Nyet  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:56:56pm

re: #156 lawhawk

Were you not aware that he’s a racist, misogynist, idiot sexual predator?!

Does PJ really not understand that it’s a bonus?

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Kragar  Apr 7, 2017 • 12:57:00pm
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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:07:38pm

re: #156 lawhawk

I guess Trump wasn’t “Putin’s puppet” after all, he was just another deep state/Neo-Con puppet.

I’m officially OFF the Trump train.

— Paul Joseph Watson

So Watson is the real Putin Puppet?

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:07:38pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

]

During World War II, trying to sort out the rival claims of Goebbels and Stalin about events on the eastern front became a specialized field of intelligence, or perhaps divination, among the Soviets’ erstwhile allies in the west. The same was true of the Spanish Civil War, where neither side’s official claims were worth the paper they were printed on.

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darthstar  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:08:51pm
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Kragar  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:09:42pm
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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:10:32pm

re: #163 Kragar

See, we can talk about multiple things at once, especially when they are all Russia related.

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TedStriker  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:10:48pm

re: #155 nines09

I think he wet himself that day. I’d like to put his ass in an overloaded cabover in bad weather on a good size hill and watch him burn the brakes up and plow up a good 40 acres.

Coming down Monteagle on I-24.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:11:55pm

re: #161 Shiplord Kirel

It’s easy for us to identify that 59 missiles were launched, and that they all hit in their circular error of probability. In other words, they functioned as designed. They hit the target.

Destroying said target is a separate question.

The Russians/Syrians can say that half the targets were damaged, and they too could be right.

That the airfield is already back in business shows that the damage was insufficient to stop a single base, and barely caused a blip on Assad’s radar. Trump thought a single salvo of missiles would show something - resolve, that he’s not a pussy, etc. Reality is that the raid’s results are showing that he lacks focus, is easily goaded, and doesn’t get any of this presidential stuff.

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Kragar  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:12:51pm
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darthstar  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:14:21pm
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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:14:43pm

re: #154 Skip Intro

Just put him in the cab of a big truck for a minute or two.

As Maggie and Glenn described it in their blockbuster articleearlier romance novel:

In the midafternoon, a beaming Mr. Trump climbed into the rig of a black tractor-trailer, which had been driven to the White House for an event with trucking industry executives, honking the horn and posing for a series of tough-guy photos — one with his fists held aloft, another staring straight ahead, hands gripping the large wheel, his face compressed into an excited scream.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:14:57pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:15:28pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:16:36pm
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nines09  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:17:28pm

re: #165 TedStriker

I have a bunch of them.

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darthstar  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:17:39pm
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darthstar  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:19:13pm
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makeitstop  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:19:45pm

re: #170 lawhawk

Musical mashup wtf that works?

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Video

Pretty smart mashup, right there…

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darthstar  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:19:47pm

So Trump didn’t warn the Russians…he called them to ask permission.

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Kragar  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:24:41pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:24:48pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:25:48pm
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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:26:31pm

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends… we’re so glad you could attend… come inside, come inside… the derp show.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:27:23pm

re: #181 lawhawk

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Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends… we’re so glad you could attend… come inside, come inside… the derp show.

We’re all stars now……
In the derp show.

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lawhawk  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:33:20pm

re: #182 Dr Lizardo

Indeed

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:34:15pm

Afternoon Lizardim. What’s the news in today’s edition of How Fucked Are We?

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:34:51pm

Just paged the predictable? deplorable? tiresome? idiotic? (find an adjective for me, hivemind, please) … effort by RWNJs to turn the Syrian gas attacks into some kind of conspiracy theory to prove that … uh … it’s all Obama’s fault?

RWNJs claim Syria Gas Attack is “False Flag”

These. Fucking. People.

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:36:18pm

re: #184 thedopefishlives

Afternoon Lizardim. What’s the news in today’s edition of How Fucked Are We?

(*attorney stands up*)

“Asked and answered, your honor.”

(*court looks at day’s news. pukes in mouth a bit. bangs gavel, retires to chambers. drinks*)

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:36:28pm

re: #170 lawhawk

Musical mashup wtf that works?

[Embedded content]

Video

That was fun as h*ck!

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:38:58pm

Meanwhile, the dezinformatzione campaign kicks in, once more undermining the existence of anything factual, because the more chaos in the system, the easier it is to distract.

How long until this is being parroted on Hannity?

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:39:52pm

re: #180 gocart mozart

TRUMP LAUNCHES MISSILE STRIKE ON THE OBAMA DOCTRINE. radio.foxnews.com pic.twitter.com

— FOX News Talk

WTFITS?

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wrenchwench  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:40:23pm

re: #163 Kragar

[Congressman asks Trump if Syria attack was a “head fake”]

Fake head! With fake fur on it!

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:41:14pm

re: #170 lawhawk

Musical mashup wtf that works?

[Embedded content]

Video

Orange Blossom Special works both ways too.

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:42:03pm

I feel sick. It’s Friday. Afternoon is here.

(to liver: “Incoming!!!” )

This is not the first time that Russian talking points, as readily repeated by websites like InfoWars, aimed to push blame for an atrocity in Syria away from Assad, or questioned whether anyone was truly killed in a bombing. In December, RT anchors and Russian government-backed viral news sites used the burgeoning buzzword “fake news” to describe the shelling of Aleppo.

Foreign Policy Research Institute fellow Clint Watts, who testified in front of the Senate about Russia’s disinformation campaign last week, told The Daily Beast at the time that this is a long-held Russian strategy to deflect blame through propaganda, and cause even viewers of disturbing footage taken from the attacks to question an objective reality.

“It’s not just an information war on America—it’s a war on information itself,” Watts said. “The point of it is that you can’t trust anything. Then there’s no baseline. You can say and do whatever you want, and then deny it ever happened.”

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:43:13pm
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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:44:13pm

re: #186 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

(*attorney stands up*)

“Asked and answered, your honor.”

(*court looks at day’s news. pukes in mouth a bit. bangs gavel, retires to chambers. drinks*)

Yeah, I bought frozen snacks that I am going to be cooking in our deep fryer. We also recently reloaded on booze. I imagine that isn’t going to last long.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:46:31pm

re: #185 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

Just paged the predictable? deplorable? tiresome? idiotic? (find an adjective for me, hivemind, please) … effort by RWNJs to turn the Syrian gas attacks into some kind of conspiracy theory to prove that … uh … it’s all Obama’s fault?

RWNJs claim Syria Gas Attack is “False Flag”

[Embedded content]

These. Fucking. People.

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:52:34pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:55:44pm

re: #196 gocart mozart

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Fox News would find a place for him today, perhaps commenting on grass-roots activism in the traditional Southern sector.

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Jay C  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:57:19pm

re: #197 Shiplord Kirel

Fox News would find a place for him today, perhaps commenting on grass-roots activism in the traditional Southern sector.

Reporting about the “economic anxieties” among the region’s important textile-resource sector…..

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Sir John Barron  Apr 7, 2017 • 1:58:18pm

re: #197 Shiplord Kirel

Fox News would find a place for him today, perhaps commenting on grass-roots activism in the traditional Southern sector.

Another white working class member Hillary Clinton failed to appeal to….

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Timothy Watson  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:01:28pm

re: #199 Sir John Barron

Another white working class member Hillary Clinton failed to appeal to….

One of those refugees we shouldn’t have let in:

Whatever the reason, Powell deserted on January 1, 1865.[31] He made his way to Richmond, where he sold his horse and purchased a ticket on a train headed for Alexandria, Virginia.[32] On January 13, he entered the Union Army’s lines at Alexandria, claimed to be a civilian refugee,[32] and—under the name “Lewis Payne” (or “Paine”, sources vary)—took an oath of allegiance to the United States.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:02:11pm

re: #200 Timothy Watson

One of those refugees we shouldn’t have let in:

Extreme vetting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:04:37pm

re: #194 thedopefishlives

hey you!
MrBWS is home now and I just showed him the photo you posted of MrsFish’s land yacht earlier this week.

He likes it very much and was expecting something looking much more rough given the car’s history of being banished to a farm fence row for so many years.

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makeitstop  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:05:54pm

So suddenly, I’m in negotiations to pick up one of these…

A Peavey Wiggy amp with matching cabinet. Designed by Dweezil Zappa.

I’m offering up a Godin Redline 2 guitar that I’ve got but I don’t like in a straight up trade. I probably wouldn’t use it live very much, but it’s in absolutely mint condition. I’d probably just grab it and store it away as a showroom-condition example of a celebrity-designed oddity. If the deal goes down, it goes down tomorrow.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:05:57pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey you!
MrBWS is home now and I just showed him the photo you posted of MrsFish’s land yacht earlier this week.

He likes it very much and was expecting something looking much more rough given the car’s history of being banished to a farm fence row for so many years.

Pretty much everybody who sees the old girl says the same thing. She was kept covered under a tarp under some trees, so that helped a lot. I was more surprised at the interior, that it hadn’t been completely destroyed and defecated upon by rodents over the years.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:10:36pm

re: #179 gocart mozart

Yet today the Syrian army launched attacks from the targets Trump hit last night. I don’t know what the hell Trump accomplished with these strikes except exciting the MSM.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:11:05pm

re: #205 Patricia Kayden

Yet today the Syrian army launched attacks from the targets Trump hit last night. I don’t know what the hell Trump accomplished with these strikes except exciting the MSM.

Mission accomplished then.

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allegro  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:14:51pm

So that’s 45’s second military excursion. Both failed. Both killed civilians and kids.

At least he’s 100% on something.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:15:43pm

re: #207 allegro

So that’s 45’s second military excursion. Both failed. Both killed civilians and kids.

At least he’s 100% on something.

Oh, he’s definitely on something, alright.

/I know that’s not what you meant, but it totally works

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nines09  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:21:24pm

In other news where we are not getting fucked or shanked or why don’t I just go back to sleep, I fired off an email to my rep about the loss of privacy on the internet and got this scrabble game back. I never had what I just lost. Silly me…..

Dear Mr. Gullible Twit:

Thank you for contacting me regarding your opposition to S.J. Res. 34 and the repeal of the Broadband Internet Service Providers (ISP) rule. I appreciate hearing your views on this important issue.

S.J. Res. 34 was introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on March 7, 2017, as a disapproval resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the companion legislation, H.J. Res. 86, on March 8, 2017. The CRA empowers Congress to review and overturn federal regulations from a previous Administration within 60 days of the rule’s implementation.

Specifically, this resolution disapproves of a proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that would give regulatory powers to the FCC which rest outside of its jurisdiction. The use and disclosure of the contents of electronic communications are not governed by the FCC under the Federal Communications Act. Additionally, the proposed rule would have permitted ISP’s to be regulated differently than other individual websites that already collect information on its users such as Google and Facebook.

Under the existing consumer protection regime, both internet service providers and websites are already regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. This current enforcement-based approach to privacy regulation has protected privacy without stifling innovation. Allowing the FCC to regulate ISPs differently than other web services would create a disjointed and incongruent set of regulations for consumers. Because the proposed rule never went into effect, its nullification does not change or lessen existing consumer privacy regulations.

On February 23, 2017 the Senate passed this legislation, by a vote of 50 to 48. On March 28 , 2017, this measure passed in the House by a vote of 215-205. The President signed it into law on April 3, 2017.

Please continue to contact me on matters of importance to you. If you would like to learn more about my work in the Congress, please sign up for my eNewsletter. Additionally, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is an honor to represent you in the House of Representatives.

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:21:28pm

re: #196 gocart mozart

Can she remove the orange from Trump?

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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:21:51pm

re: #207 allegro

So that’s 45’s second military excursion. Both failed. Both killed civilians and kids.

At least he’s 100% on something.

If sanity prevails in the future, ‘trump’ in English is going to pick up many new meanings all related one way or another to being a stupid asshole convinced that he shits hundred-dollar bills.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:24:43pm
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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:26:08pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yeah, umm, if they’re landing there, the base is operational. They’re not stupid enough to land planes at an airstrip they can’t use.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:27:21pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:28:18pm

God has a Russian accent?
Cold War era Kremlin propagandists could only dream of useful idiots this useful and this idiotic.

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Jay C  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:29:31pm

re: #212 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tillerson used to head up Exxon, FFS: he’s never seen or heard of that piece of high-tech equipment known as the “tanker truck”???

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:30:02pm

No ‘ok’ sign, no thumbs up. What have they done with Trump? Is that Jared in a Trump suit?

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nines09  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:31:30pm

re: #215 Shiplord Kirel

God has a Russian accent?
Cold War era Kremlin propagandists could only dream of useful idiots this useful and this idiotic.

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They promised to hang us with our own rope. So Christians fighting Satan with the help of godless commies? I’m higher than I thought.

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:31:54pm

re: #215 Shiplord Kirel

God has a Russian accent?
Cold War era Kremlin propagandists could only dream of useful idiots this useful and this idiotic.

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God can create the universe and everything in it, but when it comes to Satan he has to rely on a putz like Trump?

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wrenchwench  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:31:57pm

re: #209 nines09

S.J. Res. 34 was introduced by U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

There’s your problem, right there. Two problems, actually. Flake, and AZ, meaning they won’t replace him.

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allegro  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:31:59pm

re: #215 Shiplord Kirel

God has a Russian accent?
Cold War era Kremlin propagandists could only dream of useful idiots this useful and this idiotic.

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By “turn the tables on Satan” she means 45 is more corrupt and evil than even Beelzebub thought he could get away with.

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:33:45pm

re: #217 Skip Intro

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No ‘ok’ sign, no thumbs up. What have they done with Trump? Is that Jared in a Trump suit?

He’s always subdued around anyone who is obviously stronger or more competent than him and isn’t his “buddy” like his puppet master in Moscow.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:34:37pm

re: #215 Shiplord Kirel

God has a Russian accent?
Cold War era Kremlin propagandists could only dream of useful idiots this useful and this idiotic.

Maybe Cindy is the female version of Kent. Does she have braces? “Cindy, this is God.”

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Joe Bacon  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:34:48pm

I found the official Theme Song for the Trump White House!

The Nutty Squirrels - ‘Uh! Oh!’ - Parts 1 & 2 - 1959 45rpm

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makeitstop  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:35:05pm

re: #217 Skip Intro

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No ‘ok’ sign, no thumbs up. What have they done with Trump? Is that Jared in a Trump suit?

He sure doesn’t look happy.

I’m guessing that Xi didn’t kiss sufficient ass.

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nines09  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:35:36pm

re: #220 wrenchwench

There’s your problem, right there. Two problems, actually. Flake, and AZ, meaning they won’t replace him.

Oh, it’s deep pile. My boy is This turd burger.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:36:43pm
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allegro  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:37:42pm

re: #222 William Lewis

He’s always subdued around anyone who is obviously stronger or more competent than him and isn’t his “buddy” like his puppet master in Moscow.

He has a pouty face in all those pics.

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:37:54pm

re: #225 makeitstop

He sure doesn’t look happy.

I’m guessing that Xi didn’t kiss sufficient ass.

It could be Bannon. He and Trump are the same shape so all he’d need is a latex Trump head from ebay.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:39:11pm

heh

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Stanley Sea  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:40:05pm

re: #222 William Lewis

He’s always subdued around anyone who is obviously stronger or more competent than him and isn’t his “buddy” like his puppet master in Moscow.

I want to see him age 30 years in the next month.

Cadaver Potus.

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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:40:15pm

re: #225 makeitstop

He sure doesn’t look happy.

I’m guessing that Xi didn’t kiss sufficient ass.

Xi probably told Trump some of the things that could happen if Trump gets stupid in North Korea, using short sentences, words of two syllables or less, and a few helpful pictures on powerpoint slides.

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bratwurst  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:41:12pm

Sorry if this has already been pointed out, been dealing with doctors all day.

Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck & The Blaze for wrongful termination

Is there any way they could both lose?

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:41:46pm
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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:41:47pm

re: #227 goddamnedfrank

It’s hard to see how there could be a better time for China to try to take Taiwan back by force than now.

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stpaulbear  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:42:52pm

re: #225 makeitstop

He sure doesn’t look happy.

I’m guessing that Xi didn’t kiss sufficient ass.

He probably got caught repeatedly not knowing shit about anything.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:43:02pm

re: #217 Skip Intro

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:44:28pm

re: #230 Stanley Sea

heh

Jerry Kerns @jerrykerns
Kentucky coal mining museum converts to solar power wymt.com
4:54 PM - 7 Apr 2017

I think a message is being sent. Ironic as it is.

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Belafon  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:45:21pm

re: #235 EPR-radar

It’s hard to see how there could be a better time for China to try to take Taiwan back by force than now.

Wait six months. Even if we keep Trump from doing any damage, his ability to act is going to further erode.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:47:24pm

re: #233 bratwurst

Sorry if this has already been pointed out, been dealing with doctors all day.

Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck & The Blaze for wrongful termination

Is there any way they could both lose?

Talent contracts are usually “employment at will.” I doubt Lahren has a leg to stand on.

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stpaulbear  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:47:25pm

re: #238 ObserverArt

I think a message is being sent. Ironic as it is.

The KY coal industry will get back at them by fouling the air so badly that the solar collectors won’t work.

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:48:00pm

re: #233 bratwurst

Sorry if this has already been pointed out, been dealing with doctors all day.

Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck & The Blaze for wrongful termination

Is there any way they could both lose?

Love the reporting on this:

According to Lahren’s lawsuit, filed Friday in Dallas County, The Blaze cancelled Lahren’s show after she made the controversial abortion statements last month on The View.

Apparently it’s controversial to agree with the law.

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The Crusher  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:48:45pm

re: #237 goddamnedfrank

Xi is probably enjoying the very clean air, free of coal soot.

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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:49:40pm

re: #222 William Lewis

He’s always subdued around anyone who is obviously stronger or more competent than him and isn’t his “buddy” like his puppet master in Moscow.

That’s a very clear pattern. Mark Cuban trolled Trump during the campaign, and Trump said nothing at all about it.

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:50:19pm
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Lidane  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:50:32pm

What could possibly go wrong?

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:52:02pm
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The Crusher  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:53:40pm

re: #246 Lidane

General MacArthur is dancing in his grave.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:53:47pm

re: #203 makeitstop

I see he sort of went mildly nontraditional with the head design.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 7, 2017 • 2:57:38pm

re: #223 Belafon

I do love that movie.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:01:16pm

Seriously beautiful, uncharacteristically eloquent and moving writing for a judicial opinion.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:03:33pm

re: #233 bratwurst

Sorry if this has already been pointed out, been dealing with doctors all day.

Tomi Lahren sues Glenn Beck & The Blaze for wrongful termination

Is there any way they could both lose?

If they both hire Lawhawk and the case goes on your years and years.

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:05:07pm

re: #217 Skip Intro

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No ‘ok’ sign, no thumbs up. What have they done with Trump? Is that Jared in a Trump suit?

A “walk on the grounds” of some ugly, gaudy private club in Florida.

How fucking inspirational.

I am truly in a terrible mood today. Between the yam and the media fawning over his assholiness and some meat world issues involving local assholes dumping their trash next to our dumpster and the city threatening to sue us, I am NOT having a good day.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:06:01pm
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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:07:11pm

Trump should have known better than to try to feed Xi with takeout from Panda Express.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:07:16pm

re: #246 Lidane

What could possibly go wrong?

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Worth noting that US tactical nuclear weapons were continuously deployed in South Korea until 1991. They were removed by President George HW Bush as part of his Presidential Nuclear Initiative. Weapons deployed included 8 inch howitzer rounds, and warheads for Honest John rockets and, later, Lance and Nike Hercules missiles, as well as free fall bombs for US aircraft in the theater. US nukes are of course deployed close by, certainly on Guam and probably elsewhere as well.
The Diplomat

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steve_davis  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:07:27pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

Honestly the next Democratic President needs to find the most lefty and qualified candidate for the position. I’m sick of the right getting to push Alitos, Roberts, and now Gorsushs on us while we have moderate liberals like Kagan and Sotomayor who are fine people and judges being treated as if they’re extremists.

we will, trust me. now that the filibuster is nuked, Democrats with a senate majority will happily find the most left-leaning socialist in the judiciary. Granted, the judiciary probably skews pretty center-right, just because the law tends to be pretty conservative by nature, but Republicans are going to rue the day that they turned their noses up at Garland.

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:08:04pm

re: #252 goddamnedfrank

Seriously beautiful, uncharacteristically eloquent and moving writing for a judicial opinion.

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Thank you for sharing that GDF. Very moving, indeed.

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Lidane  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:08:32pm

This is amazing:

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:09:19pm

re: #260 Lidane

What just happened.

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Lidane  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:10:15pm

re: #261 thedopefishlives

What just happened.

Lumpy actually DM’d a parody account. Heh.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:11:41pm
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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:11:44pm

re: #262 Lidane

Lumpy actually DM’d a parody account. Heh.

Well, why not? One of his sources is none other than the floor shitter himself.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:11:45pm

re: #262 Lidane

Lumpy actually DM’d a parody account. Heh.

Look, I know he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but… seriously?

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:12:19pm
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:12:43pm

re: #263 goddamnedfrank

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Flashbacks to 2003.

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:12:51pm

re: #265 thedopefishlives

Look, I know he’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but… seriously?

You can see why he gets on so well with Trump. The only question is which one is dumber.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:15:46pm

re: #260 Lidane

If he was unmasked, wouldn’t it mean that he was caught communicating with one of the Russian operatives who were engaged in illegal conduct?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:16:26pm

Something else that gets lost in the media’s collective Missle-gasm:

Trump was all over the jobs numbers last month, and yet oddly silent about it today.

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Lidane  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:17:08pm

re: #269 Patricia Kayden

If he was unmasked, wouldn’t it mean that he was caught communicating with one of the Russian operatives who were engaged in illegal conduct?

Forget it, Lumpy’s rolling.

You’re trying to apply logic to Sean Hannity’s incoherent paranoia.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:17:17pm

re: #216 Jay C

Tillerson used to head up Exxon, FFS: he’s never seen or heard of that piece of high-tech equipment known as the “tanker truck”???

It’s quite possible.

My uncle was the CEO of a major cement company for years. He admitted that he knew nothing about cement. Not a damn thing.

He didn’t need to. As all executive employees masquerading as capitalists do, he believed just had to run the company. Knowing anything about the product was secondary, even tertiary.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:17:20pm

re: #270 Blind Frog Belly White

Yet the unemployment rate went down.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:18:17pm

re: #260 Lidane

This is amazing:

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Hey, Lumpy! Tell us what foreign surveillance targets you’ve been talking to, the dates, the times, and we’ll see what we have.

Love and kisses,
NSA

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:18:39pm

Retaliation in kind for a North Korean nuclear attack would almost certainly come from nearby tactical nukes, probably ship-launched Tomahawks, with followup by B-52s, B-2s, and tactical aircraft forward deployed on Guam. A Minuteman or Trident launch toward North Korea would seriously alarm the Russians and Chinese, since it would appear to be heading for the Russian Far East and northeastern China until quite late in its trajectory.

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:20:03pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:21:01pm

re: #260 Lidane

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Lumpy trying to exploit his audience’s ignorance. If he is unmasked during authorized surveillance of foreign agents, he has no more right to sue than a john does for being mentioned in court after he is busted with a hooker.

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allegro  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:21:56pm

re: #269 Patricia Kayden

If he was unmasked, wouldn’t it mean that he was caught communicating with one of the Russian operatives who were engaged in illegal conduct?

Sounds to me like he’s publicly admitting guilt.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:24:00pm

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

Yet the unemployment rate went down.

Slight decrease in labor force participation.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:24:33pm

re: #273 Patricia Kayden

Yet the unemployment rate went down.

And that will be the only number Trump talks about.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:25:14pm

re: #275 Shiplord Kirel

Retaliation in kind for a North Korean nuclear attack would almost certainly come from nearby tactical nukes, probably ship-launched Tomahawks, with followup by B-52s, B-2s, and tactical aircraft forward deployed on Guam. A Minuteman or Trident launch toward North Korea would seriously alarm the Russians and Chinese, since it would appear to be heading for the Russian Far East and northeastern China until quite late in its trajectory.

China would also almost certainly immediately respond by swallowing Taiwan whole. Any US carrier group stupid enough to try and stop them would eat an absolutely overwhelming swarm of traditional and ballistic anti ship missiles.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:27:02pm

re: #278 allegro

Sounds to me like he’s publicly admitting guilt.

More like he wishes it was true that he was actually part of this high level espionage.
If it turns out he is, it’s only because he’s a convenient dupe for jumping on and spreading fake news.

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:29:05pm
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:30:06pm

re: #282 Backwoods_Sleuth

More like he wishes it was true that he was actually part of this high level espionage.
If it turns out he is, it’s only because he’s a convenient dupe for jumping on and spreading fake news.

Yeah, Chuck C Johnson just put Hannity in that bullshit made up story as an appeal to vanity, so that Sean would retweet it.

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retired cynic  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:30:19pm

re: #281 goddamnedfrank

China would also almost certainly immediately respond by swallowing Taiwan whole. Any US carrier group stupid enough to try and stop them would eat an absolutely overwhelming swarm of traditional and ballistic anti ship missiles.

Possibly even Hong Kong?

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Lidane  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:31:33pm
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:34:29pm

Best headline of the day:
NRA Employee Accidentally Shoots Himself At Association Headquarters

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:34:31pm

re: #286 Lidane

There are never enough ways to scam people.

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darthstar  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:36:16pm

Hannity gets PWNED.

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caseyjr  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:36:27pm

re: #216 Jay C

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Tillerson used to head up Exxon, FFS: he’s never seen or heard of that piece of high-tech equipment known as the “tanker truck”???

so he spent $90 million to blow up a gas station?

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Jay C  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:37:18pm

re: #272 Romantic Heretic

It’s quite possible.

My uncle was the CEO of a major cement company for years. He admitted that he knew nothing about cement. Not a damn thing.

He didn’t need to. As all executive employees masquerading as capitalists do, he believed just had to run the company. Knowing anything about the product was secondary, even tertiary.

Well, maybe if he was strictly an MBA type rising through the back-office ranks, but Tillerson has an engineering and production background with Exxon; this is a guy who probably has actually had to wear a hard-hat on the job some time or other: I’d think he should know better.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:37:46pm

re: #290 caseyjr

so he spent $90 million to blow up a gas station?

Christ, I could do that with $20 and a match.

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Skip Intro  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:37:53pm

re: #287 Barefoot Grin

Best headline of the day:
NRA Employee Accidentally Shoots Himself At Association Headquarters

talkingpointsmemo.com

A comment: “Are his freedoms intact? That’s all that matters!”

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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:39:12pm

re: #267 Barefoot Grin

Flashbacks to 2003.

Or 1991.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:39:19pm
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Jay C  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:41:00pm

re: #290 caseyjr

so he spent $90 million to blow up a gas station?

Naah, a mere $82.3 million. And apparently, they missed the “gas station” as well….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:41:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:45:37pm
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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:46:31pm

re: #298 Backwoods_Sleuth

The revolving door continues.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:49:20pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:50:43pm

re: #278 allegro

Sounds to me like he’s publicly admitting guilt.

Sounds to me like Sean Hammity is trying to scare up an audience and gain some sympathy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:54:28pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

No, Ted. That’s not the one Putin feared.

.@SenTedCruz: “Having a strong president who Putin has reason to fear, I think that’s a step in the right direction.”

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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 3:58:14pm

As long as FoxNews keeps telling Trump he is awesome then he won’t be wasting millions blowing up totally prepared and secured areas….right?

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:00:57pm

There is never not a good time to post this.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:03:52pm
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Dr. Matt  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:04:09pm

re: #304 gocart mozart

There is never not a good time to post this.

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Punch a Nazi should be a national holiday.

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electrotek  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:05:28pm

After St. Petersburg bombing, a notable absence: Russian anti-Islam backlash

Analysts say that Russia’s mainly white Christian population is no less susceptible to the fears and hatreds that are roiling Western societies. But they are held in check by a host of factors: a political culture that forcibly marginalizes extremisms of all kinds and limits their access to the media; a long history of war, conquest, and assimilation of Muslim neighbors into Russian-run states; a federal structure that includes several mainly Muslim republics; and a rising Russian Orthodox Church that has been very careful to retain good formal relations with Russia’s three other official founding religions: Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism.

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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:05:34pm

lol and John Kerry caught hell for one or two flip flops while the gop is nothing but a bunch of fish dumped on a boat deck from a net.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:05:49pm

re: #306 Dr. Matt

Punch a Nazi should be a national holiday.

I propose “every single day” as an acceptable interval.

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:06:18pm

Gocart gets blocked by Sean Hannity in 3…2…1…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:06:29pm

re: #296 Jay C

Naah, a mere $82.3 million. And apparently, they missed the “gas station” as well….

Well, the Charger missed the gas station in Bullitt, but it still blew up.

Blowed up real good!
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Dr. Matt  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:07:11pm

re: #309 thedopefishlives

I propose “every single day” as an acceptable interval.

I second the motion.

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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:08:43pm

re: #311 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, the Charger missed the gas station in Bullitt, but it still blew up.

[Embedded content]

Blowed up real good!

Farm Film Report2

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William Lewis  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:15:16pm

re: #312 Dr. Matt

I second the motion.

The motion carries by acclamation.

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darthstar  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:16:37pm

re: #296 Jay C

Naah, a mere $82.3 million. And apparently, they missed the “gas station” as well….

Shock and Wha?

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Dr. Matt  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:16:39pm

re: #314 William Lewis

The motion carries by acclamation.

Raise your goblets filled with bourbon.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:17:09pm

re: #316 Dr. Matt

Raise your goblets filled with bourbon.

Later tonight. And yes, I know, it’s past 5:00. It’s not past fishspawns’ bedtime yet, though.

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darthstar  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:17:12pm

re: #316 Dr. Matt

Raise your goblets filled with bourbon.

I’ll drink to that…actually, I’m pretty easy and will drink to just about anything.

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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:18:36pm

re: #316 Dr. Matt

Raise your goblets filled with bourbon.

All I got is from schnapps from the last guy i knocked out…..

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:19:42pm
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nines09  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:22:56pm

McConnell supports the right presidents. You know.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:23:41pm

Then add in the costs to deploy 1 or more naval vessels.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:24:19pm

re: #322 Dr. Matt

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Then add in the costs to deploy 1 or more naval vessels.

In fairness, there’s usually a Navy convoy deployed somewhere in the area these days.

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b.d.  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:24:26pm

re: #316 Dr. Matt

Raise your goblets filled with bourbon.

Actually, I hope my Ford’s martini is acceptable…..

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Dr. Matt  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:25:34pm

re: #323 thedopefishlives

In fairness, there’s usually a Navy convoy deployed somewhere in the area these days.

‘Mercia

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:26:02pm

So, just to review:
Okay:
- Killing civilians by blowing them to flinders.
- Killing civilians by dropping buildings on them so they’re crushed.
- KIlling civilians with shrapnel.
- KIlling civilians with bullets

Not Okay:
- Killing civilians with Sarin.

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wrenchwench  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:27:51pm

Just as I imagined:

“Steve doesn’t think we belong there,” one Bannon ally told me. Bannon’s position lost out to those inside the White House, including Jared Kushner, who argued Trump needed to punish the Assad regime.

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:28:33pm

re: #327 wrenchwench

Aaaaaaand now we see why Drumpf is considering firing him. One disagrees with Hair Furor at one’s own peril.

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wrenchwench  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:29:47pm

re: #328 thedopefishlives

Aaaaaaand now we see why Drumpf is considering firing him. One disagrees with Hair Furor at one’s own peril.

Last line:

Despite his waning influence, Bannon recently told an ally that he won’t quit. If Trump wants him out, he’ll have to fire him.

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:31:20pm

Are we sure Rickles is really dead?

InnocentBlood

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:31:27pm

re: #329 wrenchwench

Derpity derpity derpity derpity

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:32:56pm

I wonder if Alex Jones and his gang believe they could ride out a nuclear war in their bunker in the hills above Austin, then emerge, round up some surviving disciples, and “take over?” I know this is a pretty common fantasy among the politically whacky fringe of the prepper culture. The religious fringe, with which this overlaps quite a bit, wants an apocalypse for rather different reasons.
Out here in the sticks, quite a few of the prepper types are hamstrung by their own racism and misperceptions, and this affects their planning. They are absolutely convinced that nuclear war will bring hordes of “others” out from the inner cities to loot and pillage. In truth, nobody will be coming out of central Dallas or Fort Worth for a very long time after a nuclear strike.

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:35:53pm

Coincidence? teleskiguy says ‘no fuckin’ way!’

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:39:27pm

Of course The Onion is more accurate than the mainstream media.

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stpaulbear  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:41:07pm

re: #333 teleskiguy

Coincidence? teleskiguy says ‘no fuckin’ way!’

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Well, except for Trump looking like he has no interest at all in what is going on…

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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:42:17pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:42:49pm
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:44:43pm

re: #321 nines09

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About the time his chin started receding.

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:45:27pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:46:27pm
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bratwurst  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:47:57pm

In the unlikely event your Friday evening needs a dose of antisemitism, I can recommend the #FireKushner hashtag.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:49:20pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

Yep Greenwald’s no different from those he criticizes. He’s a fucking hack.

He’s a left-liberterian leaning seagull.

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451_Montag  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:50:18pm

re: #339 gocart mozart

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But was it Radical Islamic Aluminium?

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:51:38pm

re: #343 451_Montag

But was it Radical Islamic Aluminium?

Congratulations. Have an Internet.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:53:24pm

re: #344 thedopefishlives

Congratulations. Have an Internet.

I wouldn’t worry about it. We can just get rid of the National Endowment for the Arts to offset.

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451_Montag  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:54:14pm

re: #344 thedopefishlives

Congratulations. Have an Internet.

My first one!!

Firstly I’d like to thank my family for all their support, without them is wouldn’t have had the strength…………………..

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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:54:30pm

re: #285 retired cynic

Possibly even Hong Kong?

Hong Kong is already under Chinese rule.

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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 4:58:26pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:03:05pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:03:24pm
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Brian J.  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:03:54pm

re: #347 EPR-radar

Hong Kong is already under Chinese rule.

Theoretically, the PRC could go back on its promise to allow HK to keep its political system (which has another 30 years to run), but that’s not the sort of threat that can be addressed with Tomahawks.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:04:46pm

re: #344 thedopefishlives

Congratulations. Have an Internet.

I choke-snorted my dessert. Radical Islamic Aluminum

There are valid image search results for that beautiful phrase, too. :D

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:05:10pm

re: #351 Brian J.

Theoretically, the PRC could go back on its promise to allow HK to keep its political system (which has another 30 years to run), but that’s not the sort of threat that can be addressed with Tomahawks.

Not according to Drumpf. He has a hammer, every problem looks like a screw.

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:05:25pm

re: #333 teleskiguy

Coincidence? teleskiguy says ‘no fuckin’ way!’

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I haz questions.

Who is the woman in the yam photo?

When was the yam photo taken (I thought he was eating dinner at Mar-a-Gaudy when it all went down)

Why is Prince Jared (cropped in this photo, but in others) looking in the opposite direction of the action?

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thedopefishlives  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:06:13pm

re: #354 BeachDem

HOW DARE YOU DOUBT OUR GOD-EMPEROR!!!!

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:06:48pm

re: #347 EPR-radar

Hong Kong is already under Chinese rule.

Yeah but I think he means Red Army troops imposing martial law and destroying the last vestiges of independent rule within the city.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:08:52pm
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FormerDirtDart  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:09:28pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:11:14pm

re: #354 BeachDem

I haz questions.

Who is the woman in the yam photo?

Here’s a breakdown of who’s who.

When was the yam photo taken (I thought he was eating dinner at Mar-a-Gaudy when it all went down)

Indeed, it was taken at Mar-a-Lago, probably in one of the parcheesi/UNO tournament rooms.

Why is Prince Jared (cropped in this photo, but in others) looking in the opposite direction of the action?

He just met with some big wigs in the Middle East, maybe he’s trying to hide his face for fear of his life?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:14:29pm

re: #359 teleskiguy

Somebody asked if it was common to include the Treasury and Commerce Secretaries in this sort of thing. My thinking is that these are the only people Trump has gotten around to appointing. Note who ISN’T there - a certain blonde, not related to the POTUS, who also seems to be missing from interviews etc.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:15:41pm
Taran Killam Says Trump’s SNL Appearance Was ‘Not Fun’ and That He ‘Struggled’ at the Table Read

Killam confirmed, as fellow SNL cast member Pete Davidson has stated previously, that Trump “struggled to read” at his episode’s table read and didn’t seem to get the jokes. Much like the White House, Trump didn’t seem to be happy to be there either, and operated “powered by bluster.”

From this moment forward I’ll think of Trump as “President Bluster”.

vulture.com

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:16:46pm

re: #359 teleskiguy

Here’s a breakdown of who’s who.

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When was the yam photo taken (I thought he was eating dinner at Mar-a-Gaudy when it all went down)

Indeed, it was taken at Mar-a-Lago, probably in one of the parcheesi/UNO tournament rooms.

Why is Prince Jared (cropped in this photo, but in others) looking in the opposite direction of the action?

He just met with some big wigs in the Middle East, maybe he’s trying to hide his face for fear of his life?

Thank you. I appreciate the info. Not quite sure why most of them were even in the room, but good to know who the fools were.

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:19:03pm

re: #360 Blind Frog Belly White

Somebody asked if it was common to include the Treasury and Commerce Secretaries in this sort of thing. My thinking is that these are the only people Trump has gotten around to appointing. Note who ISN’T there - a certain blonde, not related to the POTUS, who also seems to be missing from interviews etc.

Also missing, the Secretary of Energy—you know, the dancin’ fool. Since he’s kind of in charge of “nucular” you’d think he’d be there.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:22:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:24:27pm

re: #362 BeachDem

Thank you. I appreciate the info. Not quite sure why most of them were even in the room, but good to know who the fools were.

I’m still trying to figure out what Spicey meant when he said the pic was “edited for security”.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:25:23pm

re: #363 BeachDem

Also missing, the Secretary of Energy—you know, the dancin’ fool. Since he’s kind of in charge of “nucular” you’d think he’d be there.

But now, a member of the NSC.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:38:19pm

re: #341 bratwurst

In the unlikely event your Friday evening needs a dose of antisemitism, I can recommend the #FireKushner hashtag.

WTF. It’s just sad

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BeachDem  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:52:43pm

re: #365 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m still trying to figure out what Spicey meant when he said the pic was “edited for security”.

Maybe they whited out the doodling on their very important papers?

Fuck if I know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 7, 2017 • 5:55:53pm

re: #368 BeachDem

Maybe they whited out the doodling on their very important papers?

Fuck if I know.

I figured Ivanka was there somewhere…

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EPR-radar  Apr 7, 2017 • 7:55:38pm

re: #356 goddamnedfrank

Yeah but I think he means Red Army troops imposing martial law and destroying the last vestiges of independent rule within the city.

That would be a pointless bit of stupidity for the Chinese to engage in. They will get absolutely everything they want just by waiting, and (unlike Trump) they are not about to give away substance only to get shadow.


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