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teleskiguy  Apr 26, 2017 • 7:53:16pm

These folks have earned mad respect from teleskiguy.

Telemark Skiing Terminal Cancer Couloir Ruby Mountains Nevada

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 26, 2017 • 7:53:18pm

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Dr. Matt  Apr 26, 2017 • 7:57:29pm

Trump is a little punk bitch.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:00:37pm

re: #3 Dr. Matt

Trump is a little punk bitch.

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It’s really impressive how fast Trump gave away his game. The world at large isn’t going to feel at all intimidated by his threats since he always backs down.

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Skip Intro  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:04:09pm

re: #4 calochortus

It’s really impressive how fast Trump gave away his game. The world at large isn’t going to feel at all intimidated by his threats since he always backs down.

He still has 340 million people he can fuck with.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:06:55pm

re: #5 Skip Intro

He still has 340 million people he can fuck with.

Yes, but a lot of them are are noticing that he’s not keeping his word. If he keeps this up, he will lose much of his influence and with any luck the GOP will flee his sinking ship like rodents.

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Mattand  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:09:55pm

LOL, Ari Fleischer is on 11th Hour on MSNBC right now, claiming that Trump is just biding his time on NAFTA.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:11:29pm

re: #7 Mattand

LOL, Ari Fleischer is on 11th Hour on MSNBC right now, claiming that Trump is just biding his time on NAFTA.

And tax reform, and the wall, and healthcare, and jobs, and just about everything else.

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teleskiguy  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:12:12pm

OK, I think it’s official. Stephen Colbert does the best Alex Jones.

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Mattand  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:12:33pm

We’ve now got ex-Bush flunky on ex-Bush flunky violence on the 11th Hour.

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Mattand  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:12:56pm

Fuck Ari Fleisher. This guy is fucking unreal.

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Skip Intro  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:13:40pm

So what happened to the other 11 states?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:14:47pm

re: #12 Skip Intro

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So what happened to the other 11 states?

They’re fake! They voted for Clinton.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:15:00pm

re: #12 Skip Intro

As noted by many others, more telling is that Trump put up a picture with himself in the center.

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retired cynic  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:15:32pm

re: #14 freetoken

As noted by many others, more telling is that Trump put up a picture with himself in the center.

With DT jr photobombing

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Mattand  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:17:20pm

re: #10 Mattand

And, Jesus fucking Christ, the next time someone says that MSNBC is the flip side of Fox News: Joe Scarborough; Greta Van Susstren; Nicole Wallace.

You will not find liberal equivalents on Fox. Period.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:17:21pm

re: #13 HappyWarrior

They’re fake! They voted for Clinton.

Poor opsec, gives away the planned expulsion of blue states.

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teleskiguy  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:19:07pm

Fuck cable news with a big rubber dick.

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Mattand  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:20:59pm

re: #14 freetoken

As noted by many others, more telling is that Trump put up a picture with himself in the center.

Can’t even stand to give his own wife the spotlight on her birthday.

You know he micromanaged that photo choice.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:23:20pm

re: #16 Mattand

And, Jesus fucking Christ, the next time someone says that MSNBC is the flip side of Fox News: Joe Scarborough; Greta Van Susstren; Nicole Wallace.

You will not find liberal equivalents on Fox. Period.

No fucking kidding.

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Mattand  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:25:20pm

re: #18 teleskiguy

Fuck cable news with a big rubber dick.

Yeah, I don’t normally watch that much of it. I’ve been stuck on the couch with a back injury the last 2 months, so I’m seeing more than I care for.

Normally, my consumption is usually limited to Maddow on podcast, but I kinda zoned out after the election; aka, 24% of the Country Deciding The Country Should Be Run Like A Third World Dictatorship.

I would have thrown my phone through the TV if I had been watching Fox Lite, aka CNN.

Although given Brian Williams getting stiff underpants over missles being launched into Syria is a reminder that even people on MSNBC would love to see a war, because ratings.

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Jay C  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:28:56pm

re: #4 calochortus

It’s really impressive how fast Trump gave away his game. The world at large isn’t going to feel at all intimidated by his threats since he always backs down.

More likely, they’re not going to pay much/any attention to his threats anyway, as so many of them are just too obviously PR/clickbait bullshit ginned up without much thought, and likely to be cancelled/contradicted/ignored within a very short time. As in the case of today’s “NAFTA Exit”: floated in the morning, killed by the end of the day. Heckuva job, Donald…..

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Mattand  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:30:46pm

Apparently being able to type 40 words a minute, autocorrect, and a lack of proofreading makes one’s posts unreadable.

So much for that New Year’s Resolution.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:33:08pm

re: #22 Jay C

More likely, they’re not going to pay any attention to his threats anyway, as so many of them are just too obviously PR/clickbait bullshit ginned up without much thought, and likely to be cancelled/contradicted/ignored within a very short time. As in the case of today’s “NAFTA Exit”: floated in the morning, killed by the end of the day. Heckuva job, Donald…..

It may not work to well to keep his supporters, though. There is, for example, a lot of enthusiasm for ditching NAFTA on FR and when Trump says ‘never mind’ there will be much backtracking to do. This has happened on other issues, and while a number of posters counsel patience and discuss 11 dimension chess, I can’t see it being sustainable for Trump supporters in general.

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retired cynic  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:37:09pm

re: #24 calochortus

It may not work to well to keep his supporters, though. There is, for example, a lot of enthusiasm for ditching NAFTA on FR and when Trump says ‘never mind’ there will be much backtracking to do. This has happened on other issues, and while a number of posters counsel patience and discuss 11 dimension chess, I can’t see it being sustainable for Trump supporters in general.

I’m just not putting much faith in his supporters seeing the light. It would have to be an overlapping proportion of those who have some brain cells AND who are paying deep attention. Those who are paying attention but believe everything he says won’t be touched. Neither will those with some brain cells that have just gone about their lives and aren’t paying attention. Congressional R’s will be content unless it blows up in their faces.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:39:08pm

re: #3 Dr. Matt

Trump is a little punk bitch.

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Trump thinks he’s the Rock of Gibraltar but he’s really just a Rock of Jell-O!

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Joe Bacon  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:40:20pm

re: #7 Mattand

LOL, Ari Fleischer is on 11th Hour on MSNBC right now, claiming that Trump is just biding his time on NAFTA.

Yes Ari Fleischer—The 21st Century reincarnation of Judah Benjamin!

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:45:18pm

re: #25 retired cynic

I’d like to think that the fact he won’t get anywhere near fulfilling his promises will erode his supporters’ enthusiasm. They don’t need to be paying close attention, just be aware that their lives don’t seem to have improved, and that Trump didn’t come through for them.

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retired cynic  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:49:01pm

re: #28 calochortus

I’d like to think that the fact he won’t get anywhere near fulfilling his promises will erode his supporters’ enthusiasm. They don’t need to be paying close attention, just be aware that their lives don’t seem to have improved, and that Trump didn’t come through for them.

As long as things don’t get noticeably worse, I don’t expect great things. Of course, with DT in there, that was a dumb thing to say. But things are already tremendously worse off from our POV. But from his supporters? Probably not so much.

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jaunte  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:50:29pm

re: #28 calochortus

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:51:46pm

re: #29 retired cynic

We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.

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retired cynic  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:52:09pm

re: #31 calochortus

We’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.

Yep.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:52:10pm

re: #29 retired cynic

As long as things don’t get noticeably worse, I don’t expect great things. Of course, with DT in there, that was a dumb thing to say. But things are already tremendously worse off from our POV. But from his supporters? Probably not so much.

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Interesting Times  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:52:21pm

re: #28 calochortus

Dubya Bush used to be considered an alpha-male-terrist’fightin’ he-man, and what finally did him in was when the general stink of incompetence and failure got so bad it could no longer be febreezed away. While the bar for trump has been set so low a worm would have trouble getting under it, he could indeed be heading for the same fate (especially if he’s perceived as getting tricked or “rolled” by others)

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retired cynic  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:53:04pm

re: #30 jaunte

Love that!!!! Gives me hope!

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Joe Bacon  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:53:58pm

re: #34 Interesting Times

Dubya Bush used to be considered an alpha-male-terrist’fightin’ he-man, and what finally did him in was when the general stink of incompetence and failure got so bad it could no longer be febreezed away. While the bar for trump has been set so low a worm would have trouble getting under it, he could indeed be heading for the same fate (especially if he’s perceived as getting tricked or “rolled” by others)

All Trump has to do is have his immigrant Mar-A-Lago servants dig a tunnel under the bar and 90% of Republicans would give him a standing ovation!

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Jay C  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:57:04pm

re: #29 retired cynic

As long as things don’t get noticeably worse, I don’t expect great things. Of course, with DT in there, that was a dumb thing to say. But things are already tremendously worse off from our POV. But from his supporters? Probably not so much.

It’s probably a given that most voters aren’t even going to think about political or economic matter unless and until they (negatively) affect them/their family personally.
Unfortunately, given the level of political polarization in this country, there is probably an irreducible minimum, a Deplorable Core of the electorate who will stick by Trump and the Republicans even if things go bad for them: after all, they always have their preferred media to provide a handy scapegoat (the usual boogeymen) to blame.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2017 • 8:58:33pm

re: #28 calochortus

I’d like to think that the fact he won’t get anywhere near fulfilling his promises will erode his supporters’ enthusiasm. They don’t need to be paying close attention, just be aware that their lives don’t seem to have improved, and that Trump didn’t come through for them.

They’ll just blame the Deep State and FAKE NEWS, and vote for him in 2020.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:02:42pm

re: #25 retired cynic

I’m just not putting much faith in his supporters seeing the light. It would have to be an overlapping proportion of those who have some brain cells AND who are paying deep attention. Those who are paying attention but believe everything he says won’t be touched. Neither will those with some brain cells that have just gone about their lives and aren’t paying attention. Congressional R’s will be content unless it blows up in their faces.

I agree wholeheartedly. Most of his supporters will not abandon him; they will accept whatever explanation he provides for his inability to accomplish his goals and will blame others for his failures. They completely ignore the nepotism and corruption and ignorance he displays on a daily basis. The Republicans who were so eager to persecute Clinton have routinely turned a blind eye to Trump’s transgressions.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:04:13pm

re: #37 Jay C

There will always be that core. However, since Trump didn’t win a majority of the vote, it wouldn’t take a lot of people who voted for him because they were feeling alienated or afraid or just figured they’d take a flier on someone who promised them the moon to defect to be a problem. If their lives are still miserable, they lose their health insurance, or are still eking out a living at a crappy job at this time next year they won’t be wildly enthusiastic about voting GOP.
If the corruption becomes a major scandal, being associated with the administration won’t help the rest of the GOP either.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:06:47pm

re: #40 calochortus

There will always be that core. However, since Trump didn’t win a majority of the vote, it wouldn’t take a lot of people who voted for him because they were feeling alienated or afraid or just figured they’d take a flier on someone who promised them the moon to defect to be a problem. If their lives are still miserable, they lose their health insurance, or are still eking out a living at a crappy job at this time next year they won’t be wildly enthusiastic about voting GOP.
If the corruption becomes a major scandal, being associated with the administration won’t help the rest of the GOP either.

I wish I could agree with that but then I saw how those Kentucky voters put Bevin in office. He shuts down Kynect and they reward the GOP by voting for Trump in a wider margin and putting a GOP supermajority in their state legislature!

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retired cynic  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:09:25pm

re: #41 Joe Bacon

I wish I could agree with that but then I saw how those Kentucky voters put Bevin in office. He shuts down Kynect and they reward the GOP by voting for Trump in a wider margin and putting a GOP supermajority in their state legislature!

Abortion. Gay rights. Right wing preachers.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:11:08pm

re: #41 Joe Bacon

I wish I could agree with that but then I saw how those Kentucky voters put Bevin in office. He shuts down Kynect and they reward the GOP by voting for Trump in a wider margin and putting a GOP supermajority in their state legislature!

I can only hope your pessimism is not borne out. Obviously a lot of the motivations are complex, but people do occasionally change and vote in their own self interest now and then.

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calochortus  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:21:09pm

Anyhoo, I’m out for the evening.

Hasta mañana, Lizards.

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:23:45pm

re: #43 calochortus

I can only hope your pessimism is not borne out. Obviously a lot of the motivations are complex, but people do occasionally change and vote in their own self interest now and then.

They will not.

Trump’s voting base will only increase, not decrease. His popularity among the evil degenerates who voted for him is upwards of 90%, and will not drop. The 62 million Trump voters of 2016 are the floor, not the ceiling - there will be many, many more. This is because there is only one core value that Trump voters hold dear, which is to hate the right people. That’s the religion of American evangelicals, and the only remaining value of American conservatism. It doesn’t matter if they themselves lose their jobs, lose money, or even their own life and limb - the only thing, the only thing that matters, is whether or not they can indulge their hate, and whether their leaders hate the right people. That is what FOX and right wing media have done to this nation. That is their legacy.

I believe that 2020 will be a Trump landslide win. His voting base will only increase. There will be 4 years of constant normalisation of dictatorship by CNN and MSNBC and the rest of the American media, who want to see a Trump regime because it increases their ratings. There may well be another small war or so, which will increase popularity and make the media swoon more. But, most importantly, nothing will ever make someone who was willing to pull the lever for Donald fucking Trump of all people change their mind. Once you’re that far gone, what could possibly change your mind?

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retired cynic  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:26:03pm

re: #45 Renaissance_Man

I’m not going to go that far down with you! I just can’t.

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teleskiguy  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:28:16pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:29:59pm

In the last string, Charles mentioned Dan Rather’s purported comeback (at age 86) and the fake Bush-Guard docs from 2004.
As most of you know, this site, and Charles specifically, had a major role in exposing that hoax.

I just wanted to say that exposing Rather and his hoax was absolutely the right thing to do, even from the very different place where we find ourselves now. The morality of the thing should be enough, but there would have been other less lofty but very real consequences.
Suppose CBS had waited another month, till a couple of weeks before the election, then released transcripts without putting the actual PDFs on its website right away?
They might have been enough to swing the election to Kerry. The problem is that the hoax would have been exposed sooner or later, probably sooner. It would have empowered the conspiracist right like nothing ever has, perhaps fatally discrediting the free press. There would be no defense against Alex Jones’s and Rush Limbaugh’s claims of a controlled press plotting against right-wing interests. Kerry could probably have served his term, as a paralyzed lame duck from his first day in office, but then what? A comeback for the martyred Bush might be the least disastrous consequence.

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JordanRules  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:30:00pm

re: #45 Renaissance_Man

How does his voting base increase though? No polling data suggests that. The hardcore base stays and goes harder yes, but how does their cult increase?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:30:42pm

Well, I will check out to avoid the doom and gloom because hope is still essential to me. I’ve still got too much of my life ahead of me to want to give up and sacrifice it to the Trumpites.

G’night Lizards.

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JordanRules  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:32:11pm

re: #50 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Mr. Hopey Changey, the still quite young ex-POTUS, would agree!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:32:50pm

All I know is that if Trump can’t be kneecapped after the midterms next year, this country will never recover.

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retired cynic  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:36:37pm

re: #52 GlutenFreeJesus

All I know is that if Trump can’t be kneecapped after the midterms next year, this country will never recover.

It isn’t going to be easy even then, but we have to hope that it can be done. That France and Germany hold off the Nazi forces, and we can put Trumpism down here.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:41:05pm

Kittens now getting old enough to be rambunctious:

Gaia’s Kittens (fosters for Purrfect Pals)

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teleskiguy  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:42:53pm

re: #45 Renaissance_Man

I admire your cynicism and take it seriously.

Me? I’m hoping for some historic 25th Amendment shit.

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:42:53pm

re: #49 JordanRules

How does his voting base increase though? No polling data suggests that. The hardcore base stays and goes harder yes, but how does their cult increase?

It goes up when FOX viewership goes up. As their total viewership increases, as more people get addicted to hatred and anger, and as such a viewpoint becomes normalised as a point of view.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 26, 2017 • 9:45:59pm

re: #53 retired cynic

It isn’t going to be easy even then, but we have to hope that it can be done. That France and Germany hold off the Nazi forces, and we can put Trumpism down here.

There could be some type of crisis between now and the mid-terms — economic downturn, foreign problem, terrorism or natural disaster that will change the dynamics of our politics. I am skeptical that we can recover if he remains President until then, with the damage he is doing to so many of our institutions and the feckless behavior of the Congressional Republicans who have yet to call him out on this.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:00:54pm

re: #57 Hecuba’s daughter

Life is complex but it also is built of subsystems with great inertia. Most people can go from day to day without worrying about national-scale issues.

It takes time for policy decisions to affect the individual. Sometimes it can be quick, for example when a new law is enacted. “Obamacare” was not as quick as some, but still there were people whose life changed within a year of its passing.

But something like trying to scuttle NAFTA has side effects that may spread over very many years. Or like the rise of lumber prices from putting the squeeze on Canadian lumber. It may take a few years until the housing market makes manifest in full extent what a change like that can be.

Anyway, if my Facebook wall is any insight, many Americans don’t make such long term decisions. Mostly the Muslim haters and brown-skinned-people haters just are looking to vent their hate. And that describes Trump’s ascent to power as well as anything else.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:02:22pm
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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:05:35pm

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the river horses are lazying about as usual:

African Watering Hole Camera powered by EXPLORE.org

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Mattand  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:05:39pm

re: #45 Renaissance_Man

They will not.

… But, most importantly, nothing will ever make someone who was willing to pull the lever for Donald fucking Trump of all people change their mind. Once you’re that far gone, what could possibly change your mind?

I hope you’re wrong, but I don’t disagree with any of this. The other scenario I worry about is that his darling little daughter is being groomed to inherit the Presidency. The fucking idiots who voted for Trump will then pat themselves on the back for helping “elect” the first woman president.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:07:00pm

Q: What do hippos do other than just lay around all day long?

A: Nothing, really.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:10:34pm

I’ve been watching this on Netflix. It’s a PBS documentary. I HIGHLY recommend it. It might be regarding things happened 20 odd years ago but it’s still prescient today.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:11:20pm

Not far from the hippos the zebra are grazing:

African Animal Lookout Camera powered by EXPLORE.org

At least they are doing something.

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freetoken  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:17:42pm

Azerbaijan: Creationist Textbooks Stir Controversy, Public Action

“Until now, history books have only presented the theory of evolution,” said Kamran Asadov, the author of the 10th-grade history textbook. “Students should make the choice for themselves about what is correct.”

And there you have it - the propagation of the meme that for years has been part of American Christian fundamentalist plan to subvert education in this country, into another society, this time under the banner of Islam.

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JordanRules  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:44:13pm

re: #56 Renaissance_Man

It’s not going up from what I’ve seen for a while now. Their demo is hella old and dying. Not that I’m ignoring the young bastards building the new cult but again, the larger numbers don’t seem to indicate additional market share. And thank dog for that - here, France, and Germany etc.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:51:58pm

re: #2 Eric The Fruit Bat

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teleskiguy  Apr 26, 2017 • 10:59:03pm

Eek.

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Anymouse  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:06:53pm

Felix Randomkitty update Seven (b):

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Puss Power  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:17:49pm

re: #69 Anymouse

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Puss Power  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:20:20pm

re: #65 freetoken

Azerbaijan: Creationist Textbooks Stir Controversy, Public Action

And there you have it - the propagation of the meme that for years has been part of American Christian fundamentalist plan to subvert education in this country, into another society, this time under the banner of Islam.

There’s nothing new about this — Islam holds the Ko’ran to be inerrant (the stricter sects, anyway). The Soviets were the ones who held back the tide in Central Asia, and now they’re gone.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:25:53pm

re: #65 freetoken

Azerbaijan: Creationist Textbooks Stir Controversy, Public Action

And there you have it - the propagation of the meme that for years has been part of American Christian fundamentalist plan to subvert education in this country, into another society, this time under the banner of Islam.

Which again shows us that the Clash of Cultures is not Christianity vs Islam, it is progressivism vs fundamentalism

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William Lewis  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:33:52pm

re: #69 Anymouse

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JordanRules  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:44:27pm

re: #72 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Right. The stricter sects is important here.

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Anymouse  Apr 26, 2017 • 11:55:19pm

re: #73 William Lewis

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:02:00am

re: #62 freetoken

Q: What do hippos do other than just lay around all day long?

A: Nothing, really.

You gonna stop ‘em?

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:05:33am

re: #53 retired cynic

[…] we have to hope that it can be done. That France and Germany hold off the Nazi forces […]

Could you - could anyone - have conceived typing that sentence even just two years ago, from where you stand today?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:06:49am

re: #52 GlutenFreeJesus

All I know is that if Trump can’t be kneecapped after the midterms next year, this country will never recover.

I think it will be a major victory for Democrats if they can just hold their own in the mid-terms…

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:08:37am

re: #76 Grunthos the Flatulent

You gonna stop ‘em?

My wife has a long love affair (not that kind) with hippos. She even has a hippo tattoo.

She used to collect ceramic hippos, but lost those in the divorce case with her first husband (who also likes hippos). They also fought over an original LP pressing of Jim Jones’s People’s Temple Choir. (Not because they like Jim Jones, they like to make fun of Jim Jones, and as it turns out that album is quite valuable.)

That reminds me people will fight over the strangest crap in a divorce case.

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teleskiguy  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:08:53am

re: #77 Grunthos the Flatulent

Could you - could anyone - have conceived typing that sentence even just two years ago, from where you stand today?

INORITE?!?

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:16:02am

Republicans in the House seem further rattled by their constituents.

I’m catching up on the day’s news (Huffington Post, BBC, CBC, VOA, LGF) and snark (Wonkette) all at once here.

Someone over at Wonkette commented that she wrote her representative (Mike Bishop, R-Mich) about her concerns over the ACA.

She got back a very long letter explaining his concern over the Russia allegations in the election, but he doesn’t see the need to appoint a special prosecutor to look into it.

She says she did not mention Russia at all and has not (but after getting that letter she will now).

That would seem to indicate Rep. Bishop’s office is cranking out the Russia investigation letters to anyone who writes, and aren’t paying attention to what’s being written. I’m glad Rep. Bishop is so worried about the Russia thing he responds to a letter on healthcare with it. /s

Perhaps there is more concern going on with the GOP than we’re seeing in public (probably related to how long can we man the barricades on this thing before the voters come after us with pitchforks and torches).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:33:57am

re: #81 Anymouse

Someone over at Wonkette commented that she wrote her representative (Mike Bishop, R-Mich) about her concerns over the ACA.

She got back a very long letter explaining his concern over the Russia allegations in the election, but he doesn’t see the need to appoint a special prosecutor to look into it.

I assume that GOP rep was just emulating Trump by appointing the same level of trained, experienced and competent staff…

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:38:11am

re: #80 teleskiguy

INORITE?!?

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I can’t help it: every time I see it, “INORITE” looks like the name of a quasi-precious mineral to me.

But then I also keep mentally tacking an “e” on to the end of Judd Legum’s surname when I see his tweets quoted here, so I’m an unreliable witness.

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:46:02am

People will politicise anything.

I have been running the SETI At Home (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) distributed computing project on my various home computers since very early in the project, long before SETI was folded into BOINC. (BOINC is a platform that expanded SETI to include distributed projects on everything from climate science research to folding proteins to look for drugs and viruses.)

The link goes to their page which explains it better than I can, along with free software downloads for about every type of operating system. You want to do your bit for science, you can give BOINC some free clock cycles on your computer. You’ll even get recognition in papers and such if it was your computer that found something - numerous drugs and such have been found using the Rosetta project for example. I digress, however.

Since the flappadoodle over Ann Coulter not getting just the right time and building for her “special snowflake” tour and wingnuts complaining about suppression of Freeze Peach, it spread to SETI, more specifically to the project manager’s E-mail box and the discussion forum, overloading both.

Mostly it takes the form of I’ll show those anti-American libruls at Berkeley! I’ll quit BOINC and they can do without me!!

He points out he has no control over the Chancellor’s office (people are threatening to write and have BOINC shut down over Ann Coulter), and UC Berkeley probably wouldn’t even notice if BOINC disappeared.

SETI (and BOINC) have hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people all over the world working on distributed computing projects, so a few hotheaded American conservatives leaving probably wouldn’t hurt it much. However, making a big stink to Berkeley itself could cause the whole project to be shut down if wingnuts make enough noise to get it into the wingnut welfare “news” cycle.

That would be truly a loss to the world (BOINC projects have come up with numerous solutions to problems that can be solved with enough computing power.)

I am convinced that conservatism only exists to destroy. If Ann Coulter can’t speak on her own specially-chosen date and time, over here in (name a place thousands of miles away) I will make sure no one gets new cancer drugs again.

The only quiet forum is the climate science one (no self-respecting American conservative would be caught dead looking for climate change data).

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:51:23am

re: #84 Anymouse

They’ll go apeshit when the Chinese or Indians detect the first ET signal though. I would add the Russians but RWNJs would probably be delighted with that.

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 1:00:13am

Wonkette goes after Jesse Watters at FOX News Channel for an incredibly tone-deaf visual (can you have tone deaf visuals) about Ivanka Trump.

wonkette.com

Mr. Watters made a crude sex joke about Ivanka Trump on air using a microphone. You’d think that FOX could have lasted at least a week after firing Bill O’Reilly over his own troubles, but noooooo.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 27, 2017 • 1:03:23am

re: #86 Anymouse

Mr. Watters made a crude sex joke about Ivanka Trump on air using a microphone. You’d think that FOX could have lasted at least a week after firing Bill O’Reilly over his own troubles, but noooooo.

Even Trump himself had enough sense not to tell us how good his daughter looked with that long, hard microphone pressed to her full, tender lips…

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wheat-dogg  Apr 27, 2017 • 1:18:45am

re: #85 Shiplord Kirel

They’ll go apeshit when the Chinese or Indians detect the first ET signal though. I would add the Russians but RWNJs would probably be delighted with that.

This seems a suitable time to recommend a Chinese SF novel, The Three Body Problem. The plot involves the Chinese detecting intelligent signals from outer space sometime around the Cultural Revolution days, and what transpires into the present day. It’s pretty mind-bending.

Link takes you to Amazon under the LGF affiliation.

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 1:26:29am

re: #87 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even Trump himself had enough sense not to tell us how good his daughter looked with that long, hard microphone pressed to her full, tender lips…

Ewww. That image just ruined my Romance and Regency reading for a week. Thanks. I guess I’ll have to go back to my book on the history of DARPA.

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 1:30:58am

The Balloon, The Box, and Healthcare (goes to the New York Times, an article by Paul Krugman)

Paul Krugman sums up why the Republicans are having so much trouble selling a tax cut as healthcare reform.

Imagine a man who for some reason is determined to stuff a balloon into a box — a box that, aside from being the wrong shape, just isn’t big enough. He starts working at one corner, pushing the balloon into position. But then he realizes that the air he’s squeezed out at one end has caused the balloon to expand elsewhere. So he tries at the opposite corner, but this undoes his original work.

If he’s stupid or obsessive enough, he can spend a long time at this exercise, trying it from various different angles, and maybe even briefly convince himself that he’s making progress. But he’s kidding himself: No matter what he does, the balloon isn’t going to fit in that box.

Now you understand what’s happening to G.O.P. efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

(more at the Times)

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 1:54:28am

Balloon Juice explains the unique problem of the Iowa health insurance exchange market: There is one provider, and there is a person in Iowa whose healthcare is costing it a million dollars a month.

That’s 1,000,000 a month.

The risk corridors of the ACA are supposed to take care of these unforeseen circumstances that insurance companies could not have predicted. The GOP solution is to gut the risk corridor scheme while claiming this person could still have “access” to healthcare.

So either the insurance company gets screwed or the patient does.

Like Mr. Krugman outlines in his article I linked above, the GOP is trying to fit a balloon that is too big (their promises) into a box that is too small (the realities of the insurance and medical care markets).

Catching the Falling Knife in Iowa (goes to Balloon Juice)

This is why insurance is the real death panel, not the ACA.

The carrier that covers this person is on the line to spend a net of $11 million dollars or more for their care after external funding.

This is a problem given the market design. Rates have to be high enough to cover this individual’s costs. In a competitive market where the subsidies are tied to the second least expensive Silver and there is one super-outlier who can not be re-insured against, every carrier lives in fear of being chosen by the one outlier. If they set their rates low enough to be attractive to healthy people, they lose money on the catastrophic expected claims. If they set the rates high enough to cover a $12,000,000 claim, no one buys their product.

(more at Balloon Juice)

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 27, 2017 • 2:15:46am

I hadn’t seen this till today. It wasn’t available during the landing because of horizon limitations. Such a thrill, a rocket that is re-usable and practical. I have waited 60 years for this.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 27, 2017 • 2:17:25am

Another view of the SES-10 stage recovery (speeded up, obviously)

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 3:15:01am

Have I told you how much I like Joe Biden?

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 3:31:06am

How many people actually know what % tax they paid for 2016?

Meaning they looked at their tax return and did the math: Total Tax Owed-Line 63 / Total Income-Line 22?

I’m not sure Trump’s proposed tax plan would change that many returns.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:07:11am
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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:10:48am

re: #88 wheat-dogg

This seems a suitable time to recommend a Chinese SF novel, The Three Body Problem. The plot involves the Chinese detecting intelligent signals from outer space sometime around the Cultural Revolution days, and what transpires into the present day. It’s pretty mind-bending.

Link takes you to Amazon under the LGF affiliation.

Really good book!

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:12:19am

re: #84 Anymouse

People aren’t protesting Ann Coulter because she is a whacko conservative, they are protesting because she his a hateful, arrogant person and they don’t want to hear her speak.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:14:16am

re: #98 Birth Control Works

Really good book!

Definitely. I need to read it again to fully grasp the ideas in it.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:21:31am

re: #100 wheat-dogg

Definitely. I need to read it again to fully grasp the ideas in it.

I listened to it on audio and was listening more to the personal story of the main character. It is a boo that requires a second reading!

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:21:35am

re: #88 wheat-dogg

The first book was excellent. Need to get my hands on the rest of the trilogy. Looking forward to a great sci-fi series or movie based on these novels.

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The Crusher  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:23:24am

Now I want a nice big deli pickle

Kosha Dillz - No You Can’t (prod. by YUC Beats)

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wheat-dogg  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:23:55am

re: #102 Patricia Kayden

The first book was excellent. Need to get my hands on the rest of the trilogy. Looking forward to a great sci-fi series or movie based on these novels.

I finally saw Arrival last night. I had read the short story on which it’s based, and the movie did a pretty good job of recreating it.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:32:37am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:35:13am

UM I THOUGHT U WERE TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE
“This leader is not rational. He’s not a person we can depend on to act in a rational fashion,” McCain says on North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

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Bubblehead II  Apr 27, 2017 • 4:52:37am

The truth about @AnnCoulter, queen of the conservative grifters.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 5:23:16am

Virginia State Police email down while officials investigate malware

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Apocalypse  Apr 27, 2017 • 5:28:25am

re: #106 The Vicious Babushka

The saddest thing is that Kim is the smarter of the two. The facts are that Kim Jong Un’s actions are calculated in response to Tumpy’s hissy fits.

//*
Also, Kim maybe the fitter of the two.
//*

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Dr. Matt  Apr 27, 2017 • 5:29:46am
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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 5:48:13am

Morning!

Want to see something infuriating about the American voter?

Watch this from the Today Show this morning. Yes, that is Nicole Wallace doing her revisiting Trump voters that took the leap of faith and bought into the Trump con. These are from the state of Michigan.

Iframe

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darthstar  Apr 27, 2017 • 5:55:03am

re: #1 teleskiguy

These folks have earned mad respect from teleskiguy.

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That’s a sick line.

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 5:57:48am
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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 5:59:16am

re: #105 Dr. Matt

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:01:49am

re: #114 lawhawk

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Don’t forget that we’re supposed to believe that these cuts will “pay for themselves,” even though the necessary economic growth to even begin to do so (before we see the full “plan”) would be in excess of the best peacetime growth this nation has ever experienced. Yes, that means greater growth than under Kennedy, Reagan, or Dubya, the three messiahs of the “tax cuts grow the economy!” trinity.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:03:18am

When I listen to Mick Mulvaney talk I swear he’s always saying “keep your eyes on the shells; which one has the dime under it?”

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:09:43am

re: #115 Targetpractice

Under no circumstances should anyone accept that we’ll see growth consistently above 3% that any of Trump’s harebrained plans need to get even close to the kind of revenue generation. There’s a reason that the CBO is projecting 1.9% growth, not 3%. And the spread means any shortfall is a deficit (one of the reasons that Trump and the GOP are pushing for dynamic scoring so as to whitewash their deficit building scam).

The Trump plan is pushing Laffer curve madness that has repeatedly been shown to be bogus. Trump’s plan is the Kansas disaster writ large.

Here’s the thing; we’re already near full employment so there’s not going to be the kind of job creation that Trump and the GOP claims - so that we’re talking about businesses pocking the wealth. Companies will switch to preferred business forms (switching from C corps to passthroughs where practical so as to reduce tax burdens). We see that with what Kansas did, and their revenues plummeted. It’s so bad in Kansas that the state’s GOP controlled legislature has tried to rework the tax plan they previously supported, but Gov. Brownback has vetoed the plans twice now.

GOP dogma: The Laffer Curve cannot fail. It can only be failed by inadequate cuts.

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:09:44am

It’s another plutocrat give-away with the exact same wrapping as last time: “There’s all this pent-up economic growth out there, waiting to be set free by yet another taxpayer giveaway. We’ll totally make the money back!”

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:10:47am

re: #116 Barefoot Grin

When I listen to Mick Mulvaney talk I swear he’s always saying “keep your eyes on the shells; which one has the dime under it?”

I would trust a three-card monte dealer more than anyone in the Trump administration.

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:14:53am

The Fark headline really says it best:

Wall Street makes a collective wanking motion after Trump announces his tax plan, “This was about ticking a box ahead of the first 100 days”

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:16:38am

washingtonpost.com

Knowing that the legislation will be blocked by Republicans who control the House, Democrats are hoping to squeeze the majority party so they can claim that GOP incumbents in competitive reelection fights are standing with a president who remains deeply unpopular. The move comes as Trump nears the 100th day of his presidency on Saturday, a milestone that he has mocked but that his administration has used as an opportunity to tout early accomplishments.

But Democratic lawmakers are also facing pressure from constituents, especially progressive supporters, to stridently oppose Trump and Republicans at every turn.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:18:00am

re: #114 lawhawk

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How is Trump going to Pay for War wth DRK if he cut’s taxes?

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:19:14am

re: #110 Dr. Matt

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Doesn’t pointing a gun at someone count as attempted murder?

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:20:19am

re: #107 Bubblehead II

The truth about @AnnCoulter, queen of the conservative grifters.

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So tweeted that!

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:21:04am

re: #122 Birth Control Works

How is Trump going to Pay for War wth DRK if he cut’s taxes?

The war will pay for itself.

We’ll keep their oil coal.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:21:19am

re: #105 Dr. Matt

decline coverage for services people need like Rx drugs, mental health & hospital visits.

oooh, that means job cuts!

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jeffreyw  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:22:41am

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Good morning!

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:24:39am
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sagehen  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:27:15am

re: #49 JordanRules

How does his voting base increase though? No polling data suggests that. The hardcore base stays and goes harder yes, but how does their cult increase?

It doesn’t have to. Just disenfranchise a large enough percentage of those who’d vote against him…

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JordanRules  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:29:03am

re: #129 sagehen

That I completely agree with.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:29:15am

re: #128 Birth Control Works

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There was never even a 39-star flag because North and South Dakota were the 39th and 40th states and their admission was signed by President Harrison at the same time.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:32:04am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:32:24am

re: #128 Birth Control Works

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That’s the flag after California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, New York, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont & Rhode Island withdraw from the Union.

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:32:28am

re: #129 sagehen

It doesn’t have to. Just disenfranchise a large enough percentage of those who’d vote against him…

the New Jim Crow

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:35:27am

re: #128 Birth Control Works

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Anyone remember conservatives harping on Obama’s “57 states” misstatement for eight years?

Good times, good times.

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:35:35am

re: #133 Birth Control Works

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Sure it was about money, more specifically it was about the equivalent of tens of billions of dollars in “property” that the South was scared shitless of losing.

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:36:44am

re: #115 Targetpractice

Don’t forget that we’re supposed to believe that these cuts will “pay for themselves,” even though the necessary economic growth to even begin to do so (before we see the full “plan”) would be in excess of the best peacetime growth this nation has ever experienced. Yes, that means greater growth than under Kennedy, Reagan, or Dubya, the three messiahs of the “tax cuts grow the economy!” trinity.

Just for this comment I give you another infuriating clip from The Today Show. I won’t even comment on this one because it pissed me off so much. I turned to sports talk after this crap. Matt and Savanah give it the old college try and then back off. This is our media.

Iframe

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:41:37am

re: #138 ObserverArt

It’s about the jobs?

We’re near full employment, which means any benefit of tax cuts will not go to job creation (because there aren’t enough people to fill new jobs - and Trump’s immigration plans are actually cutting the other way, since there’s fewer qualified people for jobs in actual demand, and that leaves businesses wanting for people and can’t grow their businesses as a result), but instead flow directly into the pockets of corporate owners. The rich are the ones who’ll see the benefits, while everyone else is screwed.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:43:24am

re: #139 lawhawk

It’s about the jobs?

We’re near full employment, which means any benefit of tax cuts will not go to job creation (because there aren’t enough people to fill new jobs - and Trump’s immigration plans are actually cutting the other way, since there’s fewer qualified people for jobs in actual demand, and that leaves businesses wanting for people and can’t grow their businesses as a result), but instead flow directly into the pockets of corporate owners. The rich are the ones who’ll see the benefits, while everyone else is screwed.

Geez, you would think they might at least get a talking point or two from Ronald The Great==>

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HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:43:54am

“State’s rights”, aye to own other people. I mean just get the fuck over it already. The CSA losing was a great thing for this country and if you consider yourself an American patriot, you shouldn’t even hesitate on this point.

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:43:59am

No matter how they try to twist it, every excuse that supporters of the “Lost Cause” comes back to slavery.

- “It was about states rights!”: The only right the South was interested in protecting was the one to own slaves, hence why the Confederate Constitution was the US one with bits about slavery shoehorned in.

- “It was about money!”: Yes, the millions in 1860’s dollars that were sunk into the acquisition, employment, and care of slaves. A plantation owner looked out on his slaves and didn’t see people, he saw property that was no different than the mule or horses he owned.

- “It was about the economy”: It was about how the agricultural economy that relied upon human labor was becoming obsolete in the face of the manufacturing economy that had come to dominate the North.

- “It was about freedom”: Only if “freedom” means the freedom to hold millions of human beings and their descendants in bondage for your own profit.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:44:53am

re: #142 Targetpractice

No matter how they try to twist it, every excuse that supporters of the “Lost Cause” comes back to slavery.

- “It was about states rights!”: The only right the South was interested in protecting was the one to own slaves, hence why the Confederate Constitution was the US one with bits about slavery shoehorned in.

- “It was about money!”: Yes, the millions in 1860’s dollars that were sunk into the acquisition, employment, and care of slaves. A plantation owner looked out on his slaves and didn’t see people, he saw property that was no different than the mule or horses he owned.

- “It was about the economy”: It was about how the agricultural economy that relied upon human labor was becoming obsolete in the face of the manufacturing economy that had come to dominate the North.

- “It was about freedom”: Only if “freedom” means the freedom to hold millions of human beings and their descendants in bondage for your own profit.

Right on!

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:50:30am

re: #140 The Vicious Babushka

Trump can’t string together a coherent sentence, let alone recite facts and figures the way Reagan did in that clip.

Neither can any of his advisers apparently.

They’re all incapable of showing how much anyone saves in their plans, because it’s vaporware.

Without key information that they don’t even have (like bracket breakdowns), you can’t see who benefits on the individual tax side other than those who get a clear break on the rate - the rich clearly get a reduction from 39.6 down to 35%. There’s an entire group of middle class people who’ll likely see no relief on the rate, and might not see any benefit from the adjusted deductions/credits either.

Then there’s a huge group of people who’ll see their taxes go up because Trump’s gunning to take away their tax breaks (the state/local taxes) all so that the rich and corporations get huge tax breaks.

On the corporate side, it’s even more stark - cutting the corporate and small business (passthroughs) rate down to 15%. That cuts the corporate rate by more than half, and that’s before we get to the effective tax rates that corporations end up paying.

With Trump’s own business organization, he’ll end up seeing his taxes cut by more than half, and that’s before we even talk about his effort to eliminate the AMT and estate tax.

None of this is paid for. He’s stated his preference to ignore the CBO and run massive deficits, saying that the economy will provide.

The only thing it provides is massive deficits that will saddle all future taxpayers, and gut the safety net because the GOP intends to “balance” the budget on the backs of those who can’t afford any of this.

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:50:39am

re: #139 lawhawk

It’s about the jobs?

We’re near full employment, which means any benefit of tax cuts will not go to job creation (because there aren’t enough people to fill new jobs - and Trump’s immigration plans are actually cutting the other way, since there’s fewer qualified people for jobs in actual demand, and that leaves businesses wanting for people and can’t grow their businesses as a result), but instead flow directly into the pockets of corporate owners. The rich are the ones who’ll see the benefits, while everyone else is screwed.

And jobs is only one part of all of this.

Massive tax cuts mean no money for anything else. We all know what that will do to this country.

And for the idiots that voted for this Asshole President, how is he going to pay for all that infrastructure, the military build up, the *cough* down payment to get The Wall™ built, etc.

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:50:57am

The “Jobs” hard-sell is aimed at one group of people: Those rubes who continue to buy into the idea that because workers in BFE can’t find a job because the local shoe-making plant shut down in the 80s and they’ve been scraping by since, that the “real” UE number is in the double digits and won’t come down until we eject all them “illegals.”

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sagehen  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:51:25am

re: #137 Targetpractice

Sure it was about money, more specifically it was about the equivalent of tens of billions of dollars in “property” that the South was scared shitless of losing.

“…in 1860, American slaves as a financial asset were worth approximately 3.5 billion dollars…in today’s dollars that would be approximately 75 billion dollars. In 1860 slaves as an asset were worth more than all of American manufacturing, all of the railroads, all of the productive capacity of the United States, put together. Slaves were the single largest, by far, financial asset in the American economy.”
—McPherson, Blight

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Joe Bacon  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:51:47am

I found the gravesite of my great great grandfather Peter Bacon who was the Union General in charge of the defense of Washington DC. I got a feeling he’s weeping in his grave about how Trump and his Republican Party are destroying everything he fought for!

findagrave.com;

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:52:40am

re: #145 ObserverArt

And jobs is only one part of all of this.

Massive tax cuts mean no money for anything else. We all know what that will do to this country.

And for the idiots that voted for this Asshole President, how is he going to pay for all that infrastructure, the military build up, the *cough* down payment to get The Wall™ built, etc.

Same way he’s financing his businesses these days: Borrow like mad from foreign banks, with the expectation that he can stiff them in the future or leave his “partners” to pick up the tab while he escapes out the back door.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:53:44am

re: #133 Birth Control Works

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Sure, it was all about money — money lost when those states would no longer be able to own human beings and use them as farm equipment.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:55:25am

re: #138 ObserverArt

Just for this comment I give you another infuriating clip from The Today Show. I won’t even comment on this one because it pissed me off so much. I turned to sports talk after this crap. Matt and Savanah give it the old college try and then back off. This is our media.

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No, Mr. Munchkin!

Your Tax cuts are nothing more than more welfare for the rich!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:56:36am

re: #148 Joe Bacon

I found the gravesite of my great great grandfather Peter Bacon who was the Union General in charge of the defense of Washington DC. I got a feeling he’s weeping in his grave about how Trump and his Republican Party are destroying everything he fought for!

findagrave.com;

As I said last night Joe, we descendants of Union men and women need to be proud of our ancestors too, your great great grandfather may have been a general and mine only a private but they were both Patriots who served their country in one of its most crucial moments.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:57:06am

re: #139 lawhawk

It’s about the jobs?

We’re near full employment, which means any benefit of tax cuts will not go to job creation (because there aren’t enough people to fill new jobs - and Trump’s immigration plans are actually cutting the other way, since there’s fewer qualified people for jobs in actual demand, and that leaves businesses wanting for people and can’t grow their businesses as a result), but instead flow directly into the pockets of corporate owners. The rich are the ones who’ll see the benefits, while everyone else is screwed.

Well, with the gutting of the Federal Govt, there will probably be a lot more people on the market soon. Same when the tourism industry collapses. Then all those new jobs will kick in….

It’s the arsonist telling people that he saved the day by calling the fire department after half the building burned down.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:57:30am

How many investigations will there be into Flynn before there’s some action?

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:58:37am

re: #154 A wild WITHAK appeared!

GOP will launch an investigation into why Obama continued to allow him to be in the Pentagon, and then further allowed him to work with Trump. /half

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HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:58:41am

re: #154 A wild WITHAK appeared!

How many investigations will there be into Flynn before there’s some action?

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Karma is a bitch ain’t it General Lock Her Up.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 6:59:34am

Calling it now: Trump’s top achievement of first #100days

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sagehen  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:05:35am

His *only* achievement was putting Gorsuch on the Court. And really, it was McConnell did that.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:05:56am
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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:06:40am

re: #155 lawhawk

GOP will launch an investigation into why Obama continued to allow him to be in the Pentagon, and then further allowed him to work with Trump. /half

That’s become the fall-back position now: “If Obama knew Flynn was a national security risk, they should have stopped him!” The party of “personal responsibility” is working to shovel all the blame onto Obama so as to continue to claim that this entire scandal is the dark and shadowy work of Obama’s “Deep State” cabal.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:08:02am

re: #158 sagehen

His *only* achievement was putting Gorsuch on the Court. And really, it was McConnell did that.

Yep. It’s easy to get a Supreme Court nomination approved when you have a vacancy gifted to you through obstruction and a nominee picked by the right wing establishment. Gorsuch is someone any Republican would have chosen.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:08:46am

re: #159 The Vicious Babushka

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Man that makes me miss Obama.

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:08:53am

re: #159 The Vicious Babushka

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What it really says is that Trump is so obsessed with good press that his staff have to find a way to play any decision as a guaranteed producer of good press. If you say “But the press will savage you six ways to Sunday,” then you might as well chuck that decision into the circular file.

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:10:05am

re: #159 The Vicious Babushka

Trump’s straight out of Simpsons’ casting:

Schwarzenegger Simpsons clip

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

I mean Gorsuch sucks but he’s such a generic right wing judge.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:15:02am
Eric Frein may be most remembered for the massive 48-day, 300-square-mile manhunt for him that gripped the nation in 2014 after he hid in the brush outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks and, with his sniper rifle, fatally shot one trooper and severely injured another.

More than 1,000 law enforcement officers on foot, in military-style vehicles and in helicopters combed the Poconos in Pennsylvania while residents sheltered in place and schools closed.

Finally, on Oct. 30, 2014, the cop-killer billed in the media as a “survivalist” and military “reenactor” was found and placed in the handcuffs that belonged to the Pennsylvania state trooper he killed.

[…]

But as the killer did not testify and put on no defense, whatever motivated his burst of violence remains murky.

In the end, the best answer prosecutors could come up with was terrorism. Based on his own rant in a letter addressed to his parents, Frein thought his crime would start an uprising against the government.

“Our nation is far from what it was and what it should be,” he had written to his parents while on the run. “There is so much wrong and on so many levels only passing through the crucible of another revolution can get us back the liberties we once had. … Tension is high at the moment and the time seems right for a spark to ignite a fire in the hearts of men. What I have done has not been done before and it felt like it was worth a try.”

washingtonpost.com

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:18:09am

Damn. Every day it becomes clearer and clearer why this fool was so bad at his business decisions. A leader cannot make decisions based on how it will play in the media.

When something really critical happens we are going to be in deep trouble. Who in the media will this Asshole President turn to? Sean Hannity. Bill O’Really. Alex Jones. Rush Limbaugh. Ann Coulter.

If our country’s direction could be compared to counting on a map app right now the app would be saying “bridge out ahead, turn around and go back, start out again and take another road entirely.”

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:19:27am

re: #149 Targetpractice

Same way he’s financing his businesses these days: Borrow like mad from foreign banks, with the expectation that he can stiff them in the future or leave his “partners” to pick up the tab while he escapes out the back door.

Borrow and then Declare Bankruptcy.

Yeah, voters will like that …

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:20:15am

re: #161 HappyWarrior

Yep. It’s easy to get a Supreme Court nomination approved when you have a vacancy gifted to you through obstruction and a nominee picked by the right wing establishment. Gorsuch is someone any Republican would have chosen.

And don’t forget…it was historic! No president ever nominated and got the permission for a Supreme Court Justice in under the first 100 days!

The absolute most meaningless fluff bullshit ever. But hey…it played in the media. So, that counts right?

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Birth Control Works  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:22:10am

it’s time for my mid-morning nap.

bbl

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:23:00am

Quick, prepare to look surprised…

This “plan” isn’t even a day old and already they’re stumbling. Looks like another notch in the “Win” column is coming up.

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:28:00am

re: #171 Targetpractice

Quick, prepare to look surprised…

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This “plan” isn’t even a day old and already they’re stumbling. Looks like another notch in the “Win” column is coming up.

Same bullshit as what went on during the Today show. See #138.

So, if Trump judges policy by the reaction of the press are we led to believe this tax plan is DOA and Steve Mnuchin will be forced to resign or be fired?

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:29:33am

re: #172 ObserverArt

Same bullshit as what went on during the Today show. See #138.

So, if Trump judges policy by the reaction of the press are we led to believe this tax plan is DOA and Steve Mnuchin will be forced to resign or be fired?

Steve won’t get fired, but his stock with Der Trumpenfuhrer will decline. In the meantime, the “great dealmaker” will wait for Ryan to trot out the latest iteration of his “Plan,” then quickly embrace it as “The Trump Tax Plan.”

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:31:16am

re: #173 Targetpractice

Steve won’t get fired, but his stock with Der Trumpenfuhrer will decline. In the meantime, the “great dealmaker” will wait for Ryan to trot out the latest iteration of his “Plan,” then quickly embrace it as “The Trump Tax Plan.”

Only after the press gives their blessing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:32:56am

so full of crap:

then:

that’s not how any of this works.

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Skip Intro  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:33:56am

re: #138 ObserverArt

So many punchable faces in the Trump administration and so little opportunity to punch them.

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:34:14am

re: #173 Targetpractice

The thing is that the Trump tax plan apes the GOP/Ryan tax blueprint that they’ve been coveting since forever.

There’s nothing different about what Trump’s offering here.

The tax cuts for the rich are SOP.

The business tax cuts are SOP.

No way to pay for any of it without gutting the safety net? Check.

Burden shifting to those who can’t afford the burdens? Check.

The GOP plan is wholesale trickle down baffling BS.

What’s new and unusual here is that Trump’s not even able to grasp the basics of tax policy and can’t formulate something coherent - even if it’s a destructive tax plan. What I mean is that anyone trying to do tax reform would know that you’ve got to identify tax brackets and associate dollar amounts with various provisions, so you can figure out where money flows.

Here, we get only that Trump’s going to reduce tax brackets and the rates, but without more, it’s a meaningless statement that doesn’t survive first contact. But once you do associate dollar amounts, you realize that Trump’s plan is as bad or worse than anything the GOP ordinarily puts together, because it’s even more obscene in the tax burden shifting and the tax cuts for people just like him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:34:36am
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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:35:18am

This may have been missed from yesterday:

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:35:31am

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

so full of crap:

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that’s not how any of this works.

Who needs Pravda when we’ve got Trump feeding us the propaganda with a spoon? Like any strongman in history, he has to make his backing down look like he was showing “mercy” on an opponent.

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:37:58am

re: #179 lawhawk

This may have been missed from yesterday:

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The people who pound the word “fungible” until it’s wafer-thin when they have to explain why money that goes to fund women’s health initiatives really means the Feds are funding abortions think that money seized from El Chapo is still his money for the purpose of funding a wall.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:39:27am

re: #180 Targetpractice

Like any strongman in history, he has to make his backing down look like he was showing “mercy” on an opponent.

Using skills he learned in the WWE.

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Skip Intro  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:43:12am

re: #171 Targetpractice

Quick, prepare to look surprised…

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This “plan” isn’t even a day old and already they’re stumbling. Looks like another notch in the “Win” column is coming up.

Let’s see. The little people lose their medical deduction, property tax deduction, state income tax deduction and in exchange they get a $12000 bump in the standard deduction.

People living in states where people want to live and the jobs are are going to get reamed by this. People like Trump and Mnunchin are going to get a huge windfall. Everybody gets a huge deficit (I know, that don’t matter when Republicans rule) and a bigger national debt (that also doesn’t matter when Republicans are in power).

I’m sure when the details are released it will be even worse for the 90% and better for the 10%, and the media will gush over how presidential getting this budget through makes Trump look.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:45:24am

jeebus…he’s ranting about everything this morning:

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:45:36am

look at this crazy person

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Skip Intro  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:45:41am

re: #154 A wild WITHAK appeared!

How many investigations will there be into Flynn before there’s some action?

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There will never be any action as long as the GOP controls things. Should a miracle occur and the Dems take over, the GOP and media will then call it a “witch hunt” that was investigated thoroughly and is “old news” so we should “move on”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:46:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:48:00am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:49:21am

jesse’s been sent to the farm upstate…

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Skip Intro  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:51:00am

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jesse’s been sent to the farm upstate…

Would this have happened if the joke wasn’t aimed at the First Princess? I doubt it.

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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:53:26am
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Jay C  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:53:58am

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Not sure what’s the most revolting thing - that the POTUS would bother to waste his time tweeting out stupid insulting nonsense, that this is actually the way the POTUS thinks, or that - stupid, insulting and wasteful as this gibberish is - it’s probably not the worst that this idiot will spew out.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:54:02am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:54:30am
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Skip Intro  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:55:18am

re: #185 The Vicious Babushka

look at this crazy person

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This is why #45 above is right on the money.

littlegreenfootballs.com

You have a pathological liar spewing out RW talk radio talking points 7 days a week and the Dems have no way (or desire?) to counter it. Feed it into the Fox propaganda machine and you have the perfect RWNJ base generator.

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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:55:26am
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Dr. Matt  Apr 27, 2017 • 7:58:16am

Professional victimhood:

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:00:48am

re: #196 gocart mozart

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Will he claim executive privilege and refuse to let Flynn or Kushner testify?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:01:14am
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electrotek  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:02:15am

re: #71 Puss Power

There’s nothing new about this — Islam holds the Ko’ran to be inerrant (the stricter sects, anyway). The Soviets were the ones who held back the tide in Central Asia, and now they’re gone.

What’s perplexing about Azerbaijan is that in spite of being Shi’a-majority, Salafism has been making inroads in the country. It’s not surprising to find Azeri fighters among the ranks of Da’esh anyways.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:02:26am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Thank God today is take your kids to work day so they won’t have to be around the wannabe rapist Cernovich tomorrow.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:03:42am

LOL it’s “Take Your Child To Work Day” and the halls of industry are filled with the happy voices of tiny children creating a blowoff day for their mommies and daddies.

I just heard some little tyke shriek “I wish there was a roller coaster in here or something!”

The only time any of my kids participated in this event, I brought my teenagers, 2 daughter & son.

My daughters got bored quickly and went to the mall. Meanwhile my son sat with the graphic designers and learned Photoshop.

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:06:01am
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Skip Intro  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:06:38am

re: #199 Backwoods_Sleuth

Look at all of those future unpaid interns for Ivanka’s business.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:07:22am
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Skip Intro  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:08:08am

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

Potato with mange fits him perfectly.

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:10:02am
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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:12:31am

Voter fraud. Voter fraud. We’ve spotted a case of voter fraud.

Wait. What?

No charges?

In the one case where someone actually engaged in voter fraud, no charges are being brought.

A North Carolina woman who cast an illegal ballot for President Donald Trump won’t be charged with a crime, a local prosecuting attorney said Wednesday.

The woman, whose name was withheld, filled out an absentee ballot requested by her 89-year old mother, who died days before Election Day. Her mother told her to to vote for Trump if anything should happen to her.

“It was the last thing I could do for her, and I felt excited to do that for her,” the woman said in a statement released by Catawba County District Attorney David Learner, who is also a Republican.

But voting on behalf of someone else is a felony offense under North Carolina law.
In a statement, Learner said the woman who cast the vote on her mother’s behalf had been an upstanding citizen who was never guilty of more than a speeding violation. Learner said the woman had not intended to commit fraud, and that she acted in a fog of grief caused by her mother’s death.

“It is not in the public’s interest to charge her with this felony offense,” Learner said.

So, it’s not in the public interest to bring this charge? Then what the fuck is the point of all the voter ID laws that are meant to prevent this very scenario?

Oh wait. It’s all about voter suppression. Thanks for playing along here.

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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:12:45am

re: #198 Timothy Watson

Will he claim executive privilege and refuse to let Flynn or Kushner testify?

My first thought was “Who the fuck knows with him.” My second thought was “what the hell is the standard.” Like any good lawyer, i consulted wikipedia. en.wikipedia.org

In the United States government, executive privilege is the power claimed by the President of the United States and other members of the executive branch to resist certain subpoenas and other interventions by the legislative and judicial branches of government to access information and personnel relating to the executive branch. The concept of executive privilege is not mentioned explicitly in the United States Constitution, but the Supreme Court of the United States ruled it to be an element of the separation of powers doctrine and derived from the supremacy of executive branch in its own area of Constitutional activity.

The Supreme Court confirmed the legitimacy of this doctrine in United States v. Nixon, but only to the extent of confirming that there is a qualified privilege. Once invoked, a presumption of privilege is established, requiring the Prosecutor to make a “sufficient showing” that the “Presidential material” is “essential to the justice of the case” (418 U.S. at 713-14). Chief Justice Burger further stated that executive privilege would most effectively apply when the oversight of the executive would impair that branch’s national security concerns.

Historically, the uses of executive privilege underscore the untested nature of the doctrine, since Presidents have generally sidestepped open confrontations with the United States Congress and the courts over the issue by first asserting the privilege, then producing some of the documents requested on an assertedly voluntary basis.

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:15:46am

re: #189 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jesse’s been sent to the farm upstate…

Proof of the screwed up misogynistic boy’s club thinking at Fox. It wasn’t Ailes and O’Reily. It is the old man Murdoch. It always comes from the top.

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wheat-dogg  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:17:46am

Pentagon is going to investigate Flynn’s Russian connections.

washingtonpost.com

Flynn might start singing like a canary now.

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calochortus  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:19:14am

re: #183 Skip Intro

Let’s see. The little people lose their medical deduction, property tax deduction, state income tax deduction and in exchange they get a $12000 bump in the standard deduction.

People living in states where people want to live and the jobs are are going to get reamed by this. People like Trump and Mnunchin are going to get a huge windfall. Everybody gets a huge deficit (I know, that don’t matter when Republicans rule) and a bigger national debt (that also doesn’t matter when Republicans are in power).

I’m sure when the details are released it will be even worse for the 90% and better for the 10%, and the media will gush over how presidential getting this budget through makes Trump look.

QFT

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:20:50am

re: #202 The Vicious Babushka

LOL it’s “Take Your Child To Work Day” and the halls of industry are filled with the happy voices of tiny children creating a blowoff day for their mommies and daddies.

I just heard some little tyke shriek “I wish there was a roller coaster in here or something!”

The only time any of my kids participated in this event, I brought my teenagers, 2 daughter & son.

My daughters got bored quickly and went to the mall. Meanwhile my son sat with the graphic designers and learned Photoshop.

That’s because Graphic Designers are always the coolest and most aware people…ever!

: )

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:24:21am

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sure does seem like something he could have done during the break…

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Skip Intro  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:24:26am

re: #209 lawhawk

It’s not in the public interest to prosecute because she voted for the Republicans.

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BeachDem  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:24:48am

re: #155 lawhawk

GOP will launch an investigation into why Obama continued to allow him to be in the Pentagon, and then further allowed him to work with Trump. /half

Already happening:

‘Not Trump’s fault’: House oversight chair Chaffetz blames Obama administration for failing to vet Flynn

rawstory.com

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Dr. Matt  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:28:27am
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allegro  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:32:11am

re: #217 BeachDem

Already happening:

‘Not Trump’s fault’: House oversight chair Chaffetz blames Obama administration for failing to vet Flynn

rawstory.com

Guess they missed Obama firing his ass part.

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:32:30am

Republicans are completely unable to take responsibility for anything. Piss off Chaffetz you sleazy greasy slime ball.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:32:34am

re: #218 Dr. Matt

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I like how the executive order which Trump links to updates/amends ones from the Reagan administration.

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BeachDem  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:35:46am

re: #191 gocart mozart

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The funniest response:

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Belafon  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:37:59am

They were interviewing Mnuchin this morning on GMA. My 12 year old, who isn’t that into politics was sitting on the couch listening to it when I walked in. He tells me “This guy isn’t even answering the questions they’re asking.”

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Dr. Matt  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:38:46am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:39:29am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:40:23am
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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:43:08am

re: #224 Dr. Matt

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And just last week, Trump spent the entire week saying that 100 days benchmark wasn’t his idea and that it didn’t matter.

Senile old fart.

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Jay C  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:43:53am

re: #225 Stanley Sea

These [ xxx ] tweets are desperate, unhinged, and show a startling lack of awareness for where the negotiations actually are.

Isn’t this basically the template for virtually everything Donald Trump has, does, or will tweet??

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Belafon  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:45:08am

re: #227 Timothy Watson

And just last week, Trump spent the entire week saying that 100 days benchmark wasn’t his idea and that it didn’t matter.

Senile old fart.

Someone needs to introduce Trump to base 16. Let 100 take on a whole new meaning.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:46:57am

re: #229 Belafon

Someone needs to introduce Trump to base 16. Let 100 take on a whole new meaning.

Maybe Barron can get on that. He’s good with computers as Trump told us.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:49:21am

O_o

“This government funding bill is not ready is because Democrats have been dragging their feet,” Ryan says cbsn.ws

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Belafon  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:50:27am

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

“The blaming of Democrats will continue until morale improves.”

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CongoJack  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:53:04am

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

Aaaaaand there goes my blood pressure. I swear if Americans weren’t so damn stupid and would realize that the Rs did nothing but obstruct for 8 years and now they want the Ds to be their lapdogs while the Rs have majority in both houses and the Rs STILL cant do anything (or pass their own bills) for the people (ya know, besides the rich).

I’m going to need a drink sooner than later today.

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calochortus  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:54:10am

Do I understand correctly that the GOP thinks we should lose the ability to buy healthcare insurance and then not be able to deduct medical expenses on our taxes?

Thanks, GOP!!!
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makeitstop  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:54:17am

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

What a bullshit story he’s trying to sell. He’s claiming that if he doesn’t have surgery done right now that he could risk infection.

Bullshit.

He’s claiming he’ll be laid up for 6-8 weeks, despite those new inventions, canes and crutches.

Bullshit.

He just wants to be out of the way when the indictments are handed down.

Not gonna help, J. You’re gonna fall as hard as the rest of them.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:54:46am

re: #227 Timothy Watson

And just last week, Trump spent the entire week saying that 100 days benchmark wasn’t his idea and that it didn’t matter.

Senile old fart.

The Orange Menace is obsessing over the 100 day mark because he incessantly and obsessively watches cable news which keeps touting the 100 day mark.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:55:02am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:56:23am

What a fucking doofus

Trump: I “was going to terminate NAFTA as of 2 or 3 days from now” but Trudeau/Peña Nieto asked “could you please renegotiate” & I like them

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:56:25am

good grief

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:56:58am

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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Tough luck then. If Republicans can’t get anything done because of a minority party, their agenda is screwed, which is fine with me.

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Jay C  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:57:10am

re: #235 makeitstop

What a bullshit story he’s trying to sell. He’s claiming that if he doesn’t have surgery done right now that he could risk infection.

Bullshit.

He’s claiming he’ll be laid up for 6-8 weeks, despite those new inventions, canes and crutches.

Bullshit.

He just wants to be out of the way when the indictments are handed down.

Not gonna help, J. You’re gonna fall as hard as the rest of them.

But look at the positive side: with his foot recovering, he won’t be able to duck out on the process-server as quickly when the subpoenas come down!!

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:57:37am

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

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good grief

He likes those countries more than the poor anxious WWC?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:57:48am
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allegro  Apr 27, 2017 • 8:58:54am

re: #235 makeitstop

What a bullshit story he’s trying to sell. He’s claiming that if he doesn’t have surgery done right now that he could risk infection.

Bullshit.

He’s claiming he’ll be laid up for 6-8 weeks, despite those new inventions, canes and crutches.

Bullshit.

He just wants to be out of the way when the indictments are handed down.

Not gonna help, J. You’re gonna fall as hard as the rest of them.

I do hope your story is the real one. This dragging along is making me crazy. I want to see some action on this bullshit destruction and pain!

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CongoJack  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:00:30am

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

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good grief

What changed from the election? Did Mexico and Canada compliment his large and very beautiful hands?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:00:50am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:02:01am

re: #245 CongoJack

What changed from the election? Did Mexico and Canada compliment his large and very beautiful hands?

Multinational Corporations threatened their Republican representatives & senators.

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Puss Power  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:02:37am

re: #235 makeitstop

What a bullshit story he’s trying to sell. He’s claiming that if he doesn’t have surgery done right now that he could risk infection.

Bullshit.

He’s claiming he’ll be laid up for 6-8 weeks, despite those new inventions, canes and crutches.

Bullshit.

He just wants to be out of the way when the indictments are handed down.

Not gonna help, J. You’re gonna fall as hard as the rest of them.

Risk of infection really could be true. But wheelchairs have been invented.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:03:29am

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

What he means is “Mexico and Canada called my bluff and now I don’t know what to do next.”

He’s just a child trying to make it at the grownups table.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:03:54am

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Did they manage to get the Russian equivalent of ATAC off of the ship before it sunk?

(Reference to the Bond film For Your Eyes Only.)

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Puss Power  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:04:20am

re: #200 electrotek

What’s perplexing about Azerbaijan is that in spite of being Shi’a-majority, Salafism has been making inroads in the country. It’s not surprising to find Azeri fighters among the ranks of Da’esh anyways.

Saudis have been financing — i.e. “seeding” madrasas all over South and Southeast Asia for a long time (wasn’t it often the only way boys could get an education in Pakistan)? It’s not all that surprising that the influence is spreading.

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jeffreyw  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:06:22am

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Does your browser accept cookies?

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:16:36am
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Belafon  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:23:07am

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

They misheard Mnuchin. He actually said Annie Bo Dielse, who’s a very private woman. //

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:23:59am

re: #253 The Vicious Babushka

they don’t even bother hiding the lies and disdain.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:24:33am

God, Mnuchin.

I am not sure if that’s the funniest shit I’ve read all day or the saddest.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:25:06am

Imagine filing your taxes on a form the size of a postcard. Wouldn’t that be something?

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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:27:05am

Fucking birthers. This will be my standard response whenever I encounter one of these scum in the wild.

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:28:02am

re: #257 The Vicious Babushka

Imagine filing your taxes on a form the size of a postcard. Wouldn’t that be something?

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Yeah Paul, imagine a tax code that was so strict that the rich couldn’t find a million and one ways to hide their wealth.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:28:15am

re: #257 The Vicious Babushka

Imagine filing your taxes on a form the size of a postcard. Wouldn’t that be something?

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Can we, as citizens, please stop pretending that completing a normal tax return for an individual is difficult?

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sagehen  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:29:54am

The only people in the Trump Administration who aren’t shameless liars… are the ones who refuse to speak in public at all.

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caseyjr  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:30:52am

re: #229 Belafon

Someone needs to introduce Trump to base 16. Let 100 take on a whole new meaning.

Trump doesn’t count days spent golfing or at his properties, so to him it’s day 65. So there, nyaaah!

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MsJ  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:31:01am

re: #212 wheat-dogg

Pentagon is going to investigate Flynn’s Russian connections.

washingtonpost.com

Flynn might start singing like a canary now.

Will he even care? He’ll wind up living like a king in Russia. Big house and lots of rubles.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:31:12am

re: #261 sagehen

The only people in the Trump Administration who aren’t shameless liars… are the ones who refuse to speak in public at all.

I am pretty sure Jared is also a shameless liar.

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Targetpractice  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:32:45am

They wish to simplify the tax code…by doing away with those taxes that fall upon the rich. But also ensuring that tax deductions that the rich benefit from remain in place.

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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:34:46am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:37:28am
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Bubblehead II  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:38:48am

Hey Oklahoma Lizards. Another one bites the dust.

Loveless Resigns Senate Seat Effective Immediately

Loveless(R) has been under investigation for possible ethics violations for not reporting campaign contributions during his last two election cycles.

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:41:32am

re: #252 jeffreyw

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:44:32am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:46:30am

what in the utter fucking fuck

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:46:43am

re: #268 Bubblehead II

Unfortunately Oklahoma is deep red. They’ll find another GOP nutbar to replace him.

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CongoJack  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:48:04am

re: #267 Backwoods_Sleuth

For 10k they can have my seat each time I fly. In fact I may just start to buy all the tickets on a flight (for $9k) and then wait for them to pay out. One man pyramid scheme in action!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:48:51am

re: #271 The Vicious Babushka

what in the utter fucking fuck

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It’s the new Benghazi. Fuck that Trump/Russia shit, right?

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:50:42am

re: #271 The Vicious Babushka

GOPers in Congress urging the DOJ to bring charges against the company that managed her server, claiming that they were nonresponsible to Congressional demands.

Priorities.

These folks will never move on from Clinton’s emails, all while the wildfire that is the Trump-Russia connections burns out of control, and nary a GOPer urges investigations, let alone criminal charges against any of the principals. In fact, the DOJ is now headed by a guy (Sessions) who committed perjury in testimony before the Senate over his own contacts with Russia, and should have been charged in his own right.

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Belafon  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:50:46am

re: #271 The Vicious Babushka

what in the utter fucking fuck

They have nothing better to do, obviously:

The FBI last July closed its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server without recommending charges for the former secretary of state or anyone else. But since then, Republican-led congressional committees have made multiple referrals of their own to the Justice Department. One sought an investigation into whether Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, had lied to Congress. A second referral was about whether Clinton or others who worked with her played a role in the deletion of thousands of her emails.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:55:46am
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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 9:59:53am
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:00:47am

Word salad, with a squeeze of lemon juice:

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:03:39am

re: #278 gocart mozart

Security clearances don’t matter. Experience doesn’t matter. None of it matters, because Trump doesn’t listen to the experts anyways, so Gorka can still bend Trump’s ear via his appearances on Fox.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:04:43am

re: #280 The Vicious Babushka

Word salad, with a squeeze of lemon juice:

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Mentally fucking ill…

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:08:31am

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

Just wait 6 months to start your cancer treatment, what’s the problem???
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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:08:33am

Stopped clock/blind squirrel Tweet of the Day.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:10:25am

re: #280 The Vicious Babushka

Word salad, with a squeeze of lemon juice:

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Now the real problem for today emerges: Finding the best lemons to lemonade joke.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:12:34am
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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:13:11am

re: #283 Flying Squirrel Girl

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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:17:52am

“Because Texas Hold ‘Em involves bluffing, Wiles is convinced that computers are now learning how to lie—and since Satan is “the father of all lies,” it stands to reason that we will soon have “demon-possessed artificially intelligent robots” controlling the world.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:19:18am

Looks like the Mother of All Bombs was the Mother of All Flops.

bbc.com

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Belafon  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:21:57am

re: #288 gocart mozart

“Because Texas Hold ‘Em involves bluffing, Wiles is convinced that computers are now learning how to lie—and since Satan is “the father of all lies,” it stands to reason that we will soon have “demon-possessed artificially intelligent robots” controlling the world.

My favorite part of the TV series Lucifer is him correcting people on the idea that the devil made them do whatever they did. Humans don’t need help.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:22:45am

re: #285 Timothy Watson

Now the real problem for today emerges: Finding the best lemons to lemonade joke.

No need for a joke… just a family history lesson.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:22:47am

re: #289 GlutenFreeJesus

Looks like the Mother of All Bombs was the Mother of All Flops.

bbc.com

But its ratings will bigly, yuge!

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:24:06am

re: #248 Puss Power

Risk of infection really could be true. But wheelchairs have been invented.

For some reason the Italics button is throwing up the code to go to the front page, so I’ll type it by hand.

No one gets plates and screws that have been in place for ten years removed for a risk of infection.

My wife has a rod in her leg with multiple screws and is not planning on having it removed for a risk of infection. That risk would be zero if it was properly inserted, unless Rep. Chaffetz had some sort of other infection that invaded his plate and screws.

The only time I’ve known of people having hardware like that removed (I’m not a doctor) is if something went wrong with it, or if they wanted to join the military. (As a Navy recruiter, I had to note to applicants that pins and screws and such were disqualifying for the military, but they could seek a doctor’s advice on removal of those things if they wanted - at their own expense.) We actually did have one or two people get pins removed to join the Navy, but it ain’t cheap and is not guaranteed that you can even do it.

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makeitstop  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:25:43am

re: #282 Eclectic Cyborg

Mentally fucking ill…

Or as Stanley would put it - ‘addled.’

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Dave In Austin  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:27:37am

Is it getting hard to keep track of this shit or is it just me?

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makeitstop  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:28:51am

re: #295 Dave In Austin

Is it getting hard to keep track of this shit or is it just me?

Part of the plan. They want to wear us out to the point where we just give up.

But we won’t. We can’t.

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:32:15am

re: #296 makeitstop

Part of the plan. They want to wear us out to the point where we just give up.

But we won’t. We can’t.

There is a person on Twitter who is keeping track of all this stuff (I don’t remember the person’s name).

Others have suggested keeping a journal of changes (a common thing in nations with autocratic dictators). Do it on paper (not the Internet).

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:36:43am

re: #297 Anymouse

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:40:05am

re: #288 gocart mozart

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“Because Texas Hold ‘Em involves bluffing, Wiles is convinced that computers are now learning how to lie—and since Satan is “the father of all lies,” it stands to reason that we will soon have “demon-possessed artificially intelligent robots” controlling the world.

I, for one, welcome the demon possessed intelligent robots. Better than the demon possessed moron humans we have leading things now.

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:41:18am
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CongoJack  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:42:11am

re: #299 Eventual Carrion

I bet that guy just watched 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I’m sorry Dave, I can’t let the crazy religious people take control, prepare for your benevolent robotic overlord.

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:43:58am

re: #271 The Vicious Babushka

what in the utter fucking fuck

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I think it is cover. What better way to take the heat off of Trump corruption than to get Trump’s supporters all revved up over another Clinton investigation/trial?

Hell, the media will even join in on that one.

To people that are intelligent and aware, the Republicans all look like little brats that can’t own up to their messes and want to blame everyone else.

I am building a list of words that can no longer be used to explain Republican politicians. Just getting started…

Responsible
Truthful
Mature
Trusted
Honest

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makeitstop  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:45:19am

re: #297 Anymouse

Others have suggested keeping a journal of changes (a common thing in nations with autocratic dictators). Do it on paper (not the Internet).

Sarah Kendzior among them.

Today is November 18, 2016. I want you to write about who you are, what you have experienced, and what you have endured.

Write down what you value; what standards you hold for yourself and for others. Write about your dreams for the future and your hopes for your children. Write about the struggle of your ancestors and how the hardship they overcame shaped the person you are today.

Write your biography, write down your memories. Because if you do not do it now, you may forget.

Write a list of things you would never do. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will do them.

Write a list of things you would never believe. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will either believe them or be forced to say you believe them.

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:48:53am

re: #302 ObserverArt

(cut)

I am building a list of words that can no longer be used to explain Republican politicians. Just getting started…

Responsible
Truthful
Mature
Trusted
Honest

Moral
Ethical
Family values
Fiscally-conservative

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Jay C  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:49:56am

re: #293 Anymouse

I almost had a small bit of sympathy for Jason Chaffetz, as my wife had had to have a couple of metal pins removed from her foot, after they had migrated. Then I remembered that she had it done after about three months, not ten damn years….

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CongoJack  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:50:30am

re: #304 Anymouse

Competent
Compassionate
Caring
Loving

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:51:13am
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Dr. Matt  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:51:29am

Has Alex Jones lost custody of his children yet?

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:54:19am
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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:55:15am

re: #283 Flying Squirrel Girl

Just wait 6 months to start your cancer treatment, what’s the problem???
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I think that is what an insurance company calls a calculated risk. They hope you up and die before 6 months kick in and they don’t have to pay anything out.

And part two of that program, the only people to qualify are people that have doctors who informed them they have less than 6 months to live.

That is why the rolls were so low in Wisconsin.

Ryan is an evil motherfucker, no two ways around it.

By the way, I’ve been trying to get to his email contact form online. The page has been trying to load for over 30 minutes. I’m not even getting a timed out message.

I think Paul doesn’t want any emails right now. He’s in his office curled up on the floor in a fetal position and sucking his thumb….mumbling “tell them to all go away they don’t understand how hard this job is!”

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:56:17am
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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:56:40am

I can’t stress this enough. Trump conned a lot of people on the claims that he’s some great negotiator - the best - hugely awesome. Reality is that he’s not great at negotiating or even business.

He might have worked out some good deals, but that’s only because he had great lawyers working for him (and he showed them what that meant when he’d screw with their contractually obligated and negotiated compensation too). He succeeded because he inherited a fortune that gave him the opportunity to fail and not suffer for long. He conned banks into lending him more money and doing deals that others wouldn’t have done - and rewarded the banks by declaring bankruptcy multiple times.

His business credentials were always bullshit.

His negotiating skills were even more suspect, and now we’re seeing all this on a daily basis. He has no skills, other than baffling enough people with bullshit as a con artist.

The GOP wont move on him because they still think they can avoid the permanent stench he’s left on them. Well, that and that they need his rubes - aka their GOP voter base. If the GOP moves on Trump to impeach or 25th Amendment him, the party base will go batcrap insane because that’s how deranged they too are.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:56:40am

re: #309 Anymouse

He has nowhere to go. He’s a straight up hack. At least as awful as the rest were, they had fascinating personalities and some intelligence. He’s got none of that charm.

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:57:43am

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

Christopher Hayes ✔ @chrislhayes
This is basically the opposite of the truth.


12:46 PM - 27 Apr 2017
1,688 1,688 Retweets 3,579 3,579 likes

Chris, Chris, Chris…

When are you going to learn? Trump is basically the opposite of a President.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:58:36am

re: #308 Dr. Matt

Has Alex Jones lost custody of his children yet?

We can only hope for his sake that he has lost custody of them. He’s certainly done all he can to get that to happen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:58:48am
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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 10:59:43am

re: #288 gocart mozart

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“Because Texas Hold ‘Em involves bluffing, Wiles is convinced that computers are now learning how to lie—and since Satan is “the father of all lies,” it stands to reason that we will soon have “demon-possessed artificially intelligent robots” controlling the world.

Rick is a little late. They are already here. They are called Republicans.

They lie. Their intelligence is artificial. And they work for Satan.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:05:11am

re: #316 Backwoods_Sleuth

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KGxvi  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:05:43am

re: #312 lawhawk

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I can’t stress this enough. Trump conned a lot of people on the claims that he’s some great negotiator - the best - hugely awesome. Reality is that he’s not great at negotiating or even business.

He might have worked out some good deals, but that’s only because he had great lawyers working for him (and he showed them what that meant when he’d screw with their contractually obligated and negotiated compensation too). He succeeded because he inherited a fortune that gave him the opportunity to fail and not suffer for long. He conned banks into lending him more money and doing deals that others wouldn’t have done - and rewarded the banks by declaring bankruptcy multiple times.

His business credentials were always bullshit.

His negotiating skills were even more suspect, and now we’re seeing all this on a daily basis. He has no skills, other than baffling enough people with bullshit as a con artist.

The GOP wont move on him because they still think they can avoid the permanent stench he’s left on them. Well, that and that they need his rubes - aka their GOP voter base. If the GOP moves on Trump to impeach or 25th Amendment him, the party base will go batcrap insane because that’s how deranged they too are.

The greatest sign that Trump is a con man is the fact that no one does a second deal with him. He nukes every bridge from orbit, and that’s how he ends up indebted to Russian banks

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:07:14am

re: #312 lawhawk

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I can’t stress this enough. Trump conned a lot of people on the claims that he’s some great negotiator - the best - hugely awesome. Reality is that he’s not great at negotiating or even business.

His business credentials were always bullshit.

His negotiating skills were even more suspect, and now we’re seeing all this on a daily basis. He has no skills, other than baffling enough people with bullshit as a con artist.

He’s a scammer, is now, always was. He played a “businessman” on TV where he fired people.

His great “negotiating skills” were most evident when he stiffed contractors and then waited while they ran up the legal fees and then gave up. At one point he even stiffed his own lawyers who were carrying out his contactor-stiffing scam.

Now he is catapulting this “skill” and his other “skill” of media manipulation into destroying this country as an entity.

His fan base doesn’t even care because they are bamboozled by his technique of projecting his own flaws, faults, high crimes and misdemeanors onto others.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:08:07am
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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:08:52am

re: #312 lawhawk

(cut for brevity)

The GOP wont move on him because they still think they can avoid the permanent stench he’s left on them. Well, that and that they need his rubes - aka their GOP voter base. If the GOP moves on Trump to impeach or 25th Amendment him, the party base will go batcrap insane because that’s how deranged they too are.

Remember, it took two years to oust President Nixon. At the exact moment the GOP decides their chances of losing elections exceeds their support of Trump, he’s gone.

Another word in that list to describe the GOP: Craven.

Nixon wasn’t ousted because they suddenly grew a conscience. He was ousted because they thought they would lose the midterm elections.

More Democrats running in red state districts defeating Republicans in special elections might shake them up more (Quist in Montana, Ossoff in his runoff in Georgia, &c).

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:08:56am

re: #321 FormerDirtDart

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Fuck your retirement moochers.

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:09:32am

re: #320 The Vicious Babushka

Or, his own fan base actively wants to see government implode under the sheer dumbfuckery Trump’s pulling.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:10:00am

Their argument is so asinine.

This is new—Spicer seems to be blaming the Obama administration for renewing Flynn’s security clearance. But Trump still hired Flynn as NSA.

Because you idiots

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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:10:02am

Guy walks pretty good with a shattered/reconstructed foot.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:11:20am

re: #322 Anymouse

Remember, it took two years to oust President Nixon.

6 years. Nixon was in the middle of his second term when he resigned.

But even Nixon established the EPA, ended the Vietnam war, and opened diplomatic relations with China.

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KGxvi  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:11:43am

re: #318 FormerDirtDart

A man is sitting in an interview, it’s going well and then the interviewer says, “I notice there’s a three year gap on your resume, what happened there?”

The guy says, “oh, I went to yale.”

The interviewer says, “Oh, great, well, the job is yours.”

The guy says “yes! I got the yob!”

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:12:03am

re: #322 Anymouse

Remember, it took two years to oust President Nixon. At the exact moment the GOP decides their chances of losing elections exceeds their support of Trump, he’s gone.

Another word in that list to describe the GOP: Craven.

Nixon wasn’t ousted because they suddenly grew a conscience. He was ousted because they thought they would lose the midterm elections.

More Democrats running in red state districts defeating Republicans in special elections might shake them up more (Quist in Montana, Ossoff in his runoff in Georgia, &c).

The list I am constructing is for words that cannot be used with Republicans.

Craven sure is not one!

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KGxvi  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:12:30am

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

6 years. Nixon was in the middle of his second term when he resigned.

But even Nixon established the EPA, ended the Vietnam war, and opened diplomatic relations with China.

Nixon was forced out because of Watergate, which was related to his reelection campaign, it wasn’t something from the ‘68 election.

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:12:45am

re: #326 gocart mozart

Perhaps we need to see his medical records? You know, like Republicans were demanding of Hillary Clinton? That X-ray on Rep. Chaffetz’s media page might have been lifted from a university (aka Chuck C. Johnson). /s

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Stanley Sea  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:13:35am

re: #320 The Vicious Babushka

He’s a scammer, is now, always was. He played a “businessman” on TV where he fired people.

His great “negotiating skills” were most evident when he stiffed contractors and then waited while they ran up the legal fees and then gave up. At one point he even stiffed his own lawyers who were carrying out his contactor-stiffing scam.

Now he is catapulting this “skill” and his other “skill” of media manipulation into destroying this country as an entity.

His fan base doesn’t even care because they are bamboozled by his technique of projecting his own flaws, faults, high crimes and misdemeanors onto others.

The fucking painter who sued him for non-payment voted for him.

There is no hope

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:13:52am

re: #329 ObserverArt

The list I am constructing is for words that cannot be used with Republicans.

Craven sure is not one!

Oops, backwards. Brave. Inspiring. Leaders.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:14:27am

I once had recruiter ask me “What is this gap on your resume from March 1987 to November 1987?” And I’m like WTF because it was 2012!

And then I said “I was on maternity leave. By the way, that baby just got married”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:15:23am
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piratedan  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:15:28am

re: #321 FormerDirtDart

why wouldn’t it be true, 401k’s are for middle class strivers, no reason for Rich People to give a crap about them…

If you’re rich, you have an accountant

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Kragar  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:15:35am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:17:27am
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KGxvi  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:17:27am

re: #336 piratedan

why wouldn’t it be true, 401k’s are for middle class strivers, no reason for Rich People to give a crap about them…

Stockbrokers and those related to them are going to care, because if middle class people start pulling their money out of the market, well, they lose money too.

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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:17:31am

re: #337 Kragar

WTF? My clearance went through 1996 (when I left the Navy). It says nothing about anything I’ve done since 1996, including the foreign travel I’ve done (none of it to an RT gala to get paid with Jill Stein by Vladimir Putin).

Does that mean I could get hired?

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Belafon  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:17:32am

re: #337 Kragar

Edward Snowden’s screaming “I’m available!”

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:17:47am
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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:18:57am

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

2 years from Watergate break-in.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:20:04am
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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:21:45am

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

6 years. Nixon was in the middle of his second term when he resigned.

But even Nixon established the EPA, ended the Vietnam war, and opened diplomatic relations with China.

Not really VB. Watergate is what brought Nixon down. That occurred during the 1972 reelection campaign…June I think. Then the investigations started and the findings brought about the need for impeachment, but Dicky Nixon resigned.

The reason I remember. I graduated high school in June of 1972. It made a great marker of time.

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lawhawk  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:22:39am

re: #326 gocart mozart

The miracles of modern medicine, prompt care, hospitalization, rehab, and skilled doctors.

Things that are possible when a person has adequate health care coverage.

Chaffetz would rather people lose the coverage gained via Obamacare, meaning that millions of people who could suffer Chaffetz’s exact injuries would be thoroughly fucked, to say nothing of the fact that if there’s a complication down the road, it would be excluded from coverage as a preexisting condition.

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Skip Intro  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:23:02am

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

But even Nixon established the EPA, ended the Vietnam war, and opened diplomatic relations with China.

That’s what turned Republicans against him.

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piratedan  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:23:09am

re: #339 KGxvi

That assumes this administration gives a shit about anything outside of their own plan of looting the country…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:24:37am

I have come to the conclusion that Flynn’s biggest positive with Trump&Co was the fact that Obama fired Flynn.

That’s all they needed to know about Flynn.

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BeachDem  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:25:07am

re: #326 gocart mozart

Guy walks pretty good with a shattered/reconstructed foot.

[Embedded content]

Now that I know he’s one of those office squatters, I hate him even more. (Wasn’t sure that was possible.)

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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:25:16am
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piratedan  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:25:18am

re: #347 Skip Intro

it was the price he paid (willingly) to have a free hand in foreign policy, especially Vietnam and China…

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BeachDem  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:26:04am

re: #329 ObserverArt

The list I am constructing is for words that cannot be used with Republicans.

Craven sure is not one!

How about:
sane

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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:27:08am
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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:28:05am
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Anymouse  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:29:12am

Catch y’all later… .

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:29:31am
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Kragar  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:29:41am
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Kragar  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:30:25am

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is fun, isn’t it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:31:23am
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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:31:45am

I got another 12 hour twitter probation for the last tweet. What is so offensive about it. Is it because I used the other n-word?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:34:03am

re: #359 Kragar

This is fun, isn’t it?

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:34:06am

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:36:09am

re: #361 gocart mozart

I got another 12 hour twitter probation. What is so offensive about this tweet. Is it because I used the other n-word?

[Embedded content]

“Your mom’s a whore”
“Dumbass”

I got a probation for calling a dainty snowflake a “Dumbass” on Twitter. I think it was Ed Snowden or Julian Assange.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:36:17am
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Pineapple Pizza  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:37:34am

re: #291 GlutenFreeJesus

Extortion and forgery. That’s the kind of thing that makes America great.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:37:43am
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plansbandc  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:38:16am

Dude is contemplating early retirement. But insurance would be gone. I said if they pass the crap they’re trying to pass, we will no longer have insurance anyway because we wouldn’t be able to afford it working or not.

If they fixed O Care, we could get insurance on the exchange. But that’s about as likely as winning the lottery.

So basically, the insurance thing isn’t really an obstacle for early retirement. Working or not, we are utterly screwed.

We may very well sell off everything and move to Mexico. Might actually have a nice retirement with affordable healthcare there.

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EPR-radar  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:39:48am

re: #354 gocart mozart

Of course Republicans want to kill poor people to give tax cuts to the wealthy. That’s entry level Republican evil.

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BeachDem  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:40:20am

re: #361 gocart mozart

I got another 12 hour twitter probation. What is so offensive about this tweet. Is it because I used the other n-word?

[Embedded content]

I guess the meat thing skated because he abbreviated go fuck yourself?

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:40:53am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:40:59am
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Jay C  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:42:33am

re: #338 Stanley Sea

[Embedded content]

From the WaPo link:

Nadja Niesen, spokeswoman of the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office, told reporters that the 28-year-old army officer was of German origin and did not appear to have any Arabic language skills. “Why this went unnoticed, I’m unable to say,” Niesen said, calling the case “curious.

Ya think??

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ObserverArt  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:43:28am

It just came to me…duh!

All of Trump’s tweets are built from crap he hears on Fox. That is the total extent of his political knowledge. If it sells on Fox it will eventually go into a Trump tweet.

Knowing that…now all Trump tweets make sense in so far as origination of content.

How did the guy ever come to be known as smart??? That says a whole lot about the media and America. We created this. And that is what really scares me.

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BeachDem  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:45:51am

And here it is—why Bernie makes me want to chew glass:

And, despite going on a so-called “unity tour” with new DNC Chair Tom Perez last week, in the Showtime interview Sanders was more eager to discuss what he sees as a need to overthrow the party establishment than his hypothetical prospects of defeating Trump.

rawstory.com

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gocart mozart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:46:02am

re: #364 The Vicious Babushka

I got a probation for calling a dainty snowflake a “Dumbass” on Twitter. I think it was Ed Snowden or Julian Assange.

“Your mom’s a whore”

But I used the words by way of example. “If I called your mom a whore and you criticized me for it, would that make you a PC speech Nazi?”

WTF Twitter?

p.s. the “dumbass” though was a sincere reflection of my true feelings.

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FormerDirtDart  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:52:32am

Now that’s how you grab a larger market share…

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Timothy Watson  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:53:47am

re: #375 BeachDem

And here it is—why Bernie makes me want to chew glass:

And, despite going on a so-called “unity tour” with new DNC Chair Tom Perez last week, in the Showtime interview Sanders was more eager to discuss what he sees as a need to overthrow the party establishment than his hypothetical prospects of defeating Trump.

rawstory.com

God, when is someone going to tell him to “fuck off”?

And I use quotes because those are the exact words that should be used.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:55:52am

re: #375 BeachDem

re: #378 Timothy Watson

God, when is someone going to tell him to “fuck off”?

And I use quotes because those are the exact words that should be used.

apparently, it’s also a family thing:

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 27, 2017 • 11:59:53am

re: #84 Anymouse

I’m pretty surprised that anyone so crazy that they think the fascist-lady must be heard would have any interest in helping scientific research at all. There can’t be much overlap between science supporters and fantasy-prone, Christianist, bigots.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:03:53pm

re: #375 BeachDem

re: #378 Timothy Watson

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:05:52pm

re: #372 Backwoods_Sleuth

Can no reporter simply ask Spicey why they hired Flynn after President Obama fired him? This is not rocket science. They specifically picked him because President Obama fired him.

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:21:37pm

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:30:27pm

re: #224 Dr. Matt

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:31:46pm

re: #225 Stanley Sea

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:34:46pm

re: #239 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:39:42pm

re: #266 gocart mozart

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:42:09pm

re: #271 The Vicious Babushka

what in the utter fucking fuck

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:46:46pm

re: #286 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Clearly a Country For Sick Old Haters  Apr 27, 2017 • 12:48:59pm

re: #288 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

“Because Texas Hold ‘Em involves bluffing, Wiles is convinced that computers are now learning how to lie—and since Satan is “the father of all lies,” it stands to reason that we will soon have “demon-possessed artificially intelligent robots” controlling the world.

He’s right, I saw sentient machines completely wipe out the Quarians based on a single decision less than 24 hours ago. Oh, he thinks this is real? What a crackpot!


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