Watch Live: Sally Yates Testifies to the Senate About Flynn, Russia and Trump

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The highly anticipated hearing — it is Yates’s first appearance on Capitol Hill since her firing in January — is expected to fill in key details in the chain of events that led to the ouster of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, in the early weeks of the administration.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 11:29:53am
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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 11:31:31am
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makeitstop  May 8, 2017 • 11:33:00am

Here we go…

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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 11:33:35am

This guy.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 11:33:37am

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makeitstop  May 8, 2017 • 11:33:41am

Wow, Graham just said ‘they take this free press thing too far’ on an open mic.

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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 11:34:28am
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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 11:34:43am

re: #6 makeitstop

So inconvenient for Senators to be watched by the public.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 11:35:07am

The PBS feed seems to have no audio, so I just switched to a different feed. Reload if you don’t have audio.

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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 11:35:40am

re: #6 makeitstop

Wow, Graham just said ‘they take this free press thing too far’ on an open mic.

hot mics are the best mics

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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 11:36:26am

Is it me or does Graham seem pretty nonchalant about this?

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 11:37:00am

If you have “unmasking” in your drinking game today, your liver’s going to hate you.

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 11:37:02am

re: #4 Jenner7

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This guy.

Was he hopped up on pain killers when he said that?

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 11:37:49am

re: #2 Charles Johnson

Curious about the timing of that action, especially since his lawyers are now in court trying to defend the travel ban:

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 11:38:37am

re: #9 Charles Johnson

The PBS feed seems to have no audio, so I just switched to a different feed. Reload if you don’t have audio.

I thought it was just an Android glitch. I guess I just happened to hit refresh just as you changed sources.

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 11:40:07am

re: #4 Jenner7

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This guy.

Scumbag.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 11:42:05am

Freakin’ conference call started at 11:30…going to miss the first 20-30 minutes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 11:42:43am

nobody cares right now, donnie

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Sir John Barron  May 8, 2017 • 11:42:51am

re: #4 Jenner7

This guy.

Easily mystified this soon-to-be-former congresscritter sure is.

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 11:43:55am

re: #2 Charles Johnson

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Just delete like it never happened. Anyhow the ban is a direct violation of Hart-Cellar, if you don’t know it, it’s the immigration act that banned discrimination in immigration practices. Bachman as a candidate trashed it too.

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Sir John Barron  May 8, 2017 • 11:44:26am

re: #17 darthstar

Freakin’ conference call started at 11:30…going to miss the first 20-30 minutes.

Just hang up. Say later that you had a bad connection, we’re going through a tunnel, etc.

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Citizen K  May 8, 2017 • 11:45:18am
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Unabogie  May 8, 2017 • 11:45:36am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 11:45:46am

re: #4 Jenner7

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This guy.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 11:46:13am

So far my live feed is just a rotary phone dial.

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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 11:46:18am

Interesting. Whitehouse is referring to POTUS as only tRump.

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 11:46:26am

re: #24 Jeff!

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That’s the whole point.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 11:47:13am

re: #27 HappyWarrior

That’s the whole point.

Of course, and it should be a criminal offense for an office-holder to propagate disinformation to the American people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 11:48:20am
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Jay C  May 8, 2017 • 11:48:21am

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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nobody cares right now, donnie

IIJM, or does every foreign dignitary photographed with Donald Trump in the Oval Office look uncomfortable and strained?
PM Kvirikashvili looks like he’s desperately searching for the exit….

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 11:48:22am

Damn Sheldon Whitehouse just mentioned all.of.it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 11:49:55am
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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 11:49:56am

re: #21 Sir John Barron

Just hang up. Say later that you had a bad connection, we’re going through a tunnel, etc.

Mute the input on your phone and no one will know. :)

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 8, 2017 • 11:50:18am
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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 11:50:33am

re: #30 Jay C

IIJM, or does every foreign dignitary photographed with Donald Trump in the Oval Office look uncomfortable and strained?
PM Kvirikashvili looks like he’s desperately searching for the exit….

He knows he’s in the presence of a man who would sell the Georgians out to Putin.

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 11:50:57am

re: #30 Jay C

IIJM, or does every foreign dignitary photographed with Donald Trump in the Oval Office look uncomfortable and strained?
PM Kvirikashvili looks like he’s desperately searching for the exit….

Donnie is too lazy to stand up and shake the man’s hand like every other foreign leader would do.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 11:51:12am

If anyone here can read French, feel free to let me know about syntax problems in my new username. I used Google Translate.

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 11:51:24am

re: #32 Backwoods_Sleuth

So, even though she’s not in office, she’s still better at her job than the Trump Administration.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 11:51:29am
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BeachDem  May 8, 2017 • 11:51:47am

re: #6 makeitstop

Wow, Graham just said ‘they take this free press thing too far’ on an open mic.

That’s my senator—is it any wonder I’m so proud?
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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 11:52:13am

re: #30 Jay C

IIJM, or does every foreign dignitary photographed with Donald Trump in the Oval Office look uncomfortable and strained?
PM Kvirikashvili looks like he’s desperately searching for the exit….

It’s such an awkward pose.

You’d think Trump would want to show strength by standing next to another government leader, who appears to hover over him. Or at least get them to sit next to each other so that they are at same eye level.

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BeachDem  May 8, 2017 • 11:52:16am

re: #7 Jenner7

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Yeah, Lindsey is such a “quipster.”

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BeachDem  May 8, 2017 • 11:54:09am

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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nobody cares right now, donnie

Guy looks really thrilled to be there.

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calochortus  May 8, 2017 • 11:54:55am

re: #41 lawhawk

It’s such an awkward pose.

You’d think Trump would want to show strength by standing next to another government leader, who appears to hover over him. Or at least get them to sit next to each other so that they are at same eye level.

Nah. It’s a dominance thing-Trump remains seated and visitors must stand in his presence.

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451_Montag  May 8, 2017 • 11:54:58am

James clapper validated Susan Rice

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 11:56:16am

My mother used to work for NGA, the agency that Clapper was in charge of before his promotion. She spoke highly of him.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 11:57:48am

re: #44 calochortus

Nah. It’s a dominance thing-Trump remains seated and visitors must stand in his presence.

It may be really hard for him to stand with all the neurological damage. It took quite a while to get him off of AF1 after it landed, and he’s known for not being able to handle stairs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 11:58:31am
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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 11:59:04am

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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nobody cares right now, donnie

LOOK OVER HERE, LOOK AT THIS INCREDIBLE THING. THIS THING IS UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU’VE EVER SEE. NO, NO, NO, NO NEED TO LOOK AT THAT OTHER THING, THAT OTHER THING IS SAD, IT’S FOR LOSERS, IT’S JUST TERRIBLE.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 8, 2017 • 11:59:15am

Boy, THAT would have been embarrassing….

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ipsos  May 8, 2017 • 12:01:12pm

re: #50 Blind Frog Belly White

Sure, but imagine: if VP Flynn had been blown out early in Trump’s term and the Democrats in the Senate had blocked a replacement, Dems could have ousted Trump after taking control of Congress in 2018 and installed Speaker Pelosi as president!

(I want some of whatever I’m smoking…)

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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 12:01:26pm

re: #30 Jay C

IIJM, or does every foreign dignitary photographed with Donald Trump in the Oval Office look uncomfortable and strained?
PM Kvirikashvili looks like he’s desperately searching for the exit….

It’s an awkward photo with one guy standing and one sitting. Really no way to make that not awkward. Also, yes.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:02:26pm

Cool. Got on just in time for her opening statement.

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 12:02:41pm

re: #50 Blind Frog Belly White

Boy, THAT would have been embarrassing….

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Dude would make Agnew look like the best VP ever.

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Sir John Barron  May 8, 2017 • 12:03:31pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Wikileaks-Intercept muttonboys are probably spewing bile right about now.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 12:04:18pm

re: #54 HappyWarrior

Dude would make Agnew look like the best VP ever.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 12:04:31pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 12:04:31pm

re: #55 Sir John Barron

The Wikileaks-Intercept muttonboys are probably spewing bile right about now.

Good.

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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 12:05:33pm
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Nyet  May 8, 2017 • 12:07:00pm

I appreciate LGF’s interface right now, namely the “moving” video.

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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 12:07:17pm

I have a feeling we won’t get the answers we want from Yates today…

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 12:07:18pm

re: #59 Jenner7

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And Comey felt no need to tell anyone about that investigation.

But he held press conferences on Clinton.

That motherfucking toadie.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 12:07:58pm

Carried over from the last thread (because why not):

re: #537 Blind Frog Belly White

With Ma Bell, the phones in everyone’s home were company property. You didn’t get to keep them when they replaced them with touch tone.

We got General Telephone when they bought out our village telephone co-operative. Same deal though (although they didn’t get touch-tone service until the late Nineties there).

Emergency service on our old co-op phone system was plug in the first bank of cables, ring all the ringer switches with a yardstick eight short times. (My phone number used to be 12: One long ring, two short rings.) No calls after ten PM except for emergencies.

My aunt was on a six-person party line with GTE until they finally forced everyone on party lines to give them up a couple years ago … my grandmother jumped at the chance when GTE came in to get a private line.

Usual hijinks ensued with my aunt’s party line (people listening in and gossiping).

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gocart mozart  May 8, 2017 • 12:09:01pm
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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 12:09:06pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I almost always root for the ravens. Two weeks ago, I heard a whole flock of grackles trying to get a raven out of their nesting juniper. Last week I saw a dead grackle on the street, with another one making sad grackle noises over it. Made it hard to root for the ravens.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 12:09:21pm

re: #61 Jenner7

I have a feeling we won’t get the answers we want from Yates today…

If she’s doing it because of the principles that she holds (things like protecting classified information, as her statement alluded to), I have to respect that.

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calochortus  May 8, 2017 • 12:09:51pm

BBL

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 12:10:39pm

re: #66 klys (maker of Silmarils)

If she’s doing it because of the principles that she holds (things like protecting classified information, as her statement alluded to), I have to respect that.

Plus the public hearing does not preclude a secret one where information can be protected.

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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 12:10:56pm

re: #66 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I agree.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 12:12:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 12:14:03pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 12:14:15pm

Why Does This Fake Racist Website Have It In for Malia Obama? (Goes to Wonkette)

Lo this past week, an article has been making the rounds on social media claiming that Malia Obama was arrested “with a gang of thugs” in Chicago. For dogfighting. It came from a site called America’s Last Line Of Defense, which reported:

Malia Obama may have done irreparable harm to her career this morning when she decided to join a gang of thugs in Chicago for a day of drinking, drugs and dogfighting at a public park in Chicago. Malia was arrested along with seven others and charged with wanton endangerment of animals, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.

Included was this very realistic looking Malia Obama mugshot along with the 7 “thugs” she was supposedly arrested with. You know, because they always let people look to the side in a mugshot.

Read more at wonkette.com

(more at Wonkette)

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Interesting Times  May 8, 2017 • 12:14:20pm

re: #61 Jenner7

I have a feeling we won’t get the answers we want from Yates today…

I’ve been filled with contracting thoughts ever since this whole fiasco began. If there really was a Russiagate smoking gun, it would have come out by now…but if there isn’t and the whole thing’s a nothingburger, why does trump act like there really is “there” there? (e.g. the idiotic intimidation-by-tweet aimed at Yates)

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 12:15:09pm
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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:15:42pm

Unmasking…this is a distraction, Lindsey.

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 12:16:48pm

re: #73 Interesting Times

It’s almost always the coverup, not the crime that brings about the downfall of politicians. Here, the crimes are in the improper contacts, etc., by Flynn and others, and the subsequent lies.

We’re heading down a rabbit hole here with how the Admin were busy ignoring all the compromised cronies that Trump surrounded himself with.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 12:16:58pm
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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 12:17:43pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

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BIG FAKE NEWS!1!!!

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 12:18:28pm

Graham moves from “unmasking” to “incidental data collection” (aka was Trump wiretapped).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 8, 2017 • 12:18:30pm

re: #30 Jay C

IIJM, or does every foreign dignitary photographed with Donald Trump in the Oval Office look uncomfortable and strained?
PM Kvirikashvili looks like he’s desperately searching for the exit….

He looks overly concerned about what Donald is going to report to Putin after he leaves…

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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 12:18:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 12:19:12pm
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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 12:19:18pm

re: #76 lawhawk

The further issue is that Yates could identify this information in a closed hearing - secured hearing. At some point this info could become public knowledge through proper declassified sourcing.

Yates can’t/wont testify as to whether Trump or Clinton were incidentally surveilled because that would reveal classified info. She again stated you can’t draw conclusion that the answer to that question is yes.

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Jay C  May 8, 2017 • 12:19:23pm

re: #22 Citizen K

I really had to go and check the date on this POS (yes, it’s today, May 8) since I thought #jasontheouthouse had already run through this nonsense a while ago, but Lo! Yep: he’s exhumed the decomposing carcass of that departed horse, and is vigorously flogging it yet again:

Chairman of Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) spoke with Brian Kilmeade about James Comey’s latest testimony over the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server. Rep. Chaffetz also discussed why House Republican leaders of the Oversight Committee are launching a probe into whether the Obama administration put U.S. national security at risk with his prisoner swap with Tehran.

Protip, Jason: two dead horses aren’t going to pull your garbage cart any faster than one….

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 12:20:00pm

re: #79 Targetpractice

Graham moves from “unmasking” to “incidental data collection” (aka was Trump wiretapped).

And this is why the hearing is public and why there won’t be a private hearing.

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Puss Power  May 8, 2017 • 12:20:24pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

I can’t construe that as meaning anything but “yes.”

ETA: no matter what she says.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 12:20:42pm
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Nyet  May 8, 2017 • 12:21:13pm

re: #71 Backwoods_Sleuth

Same probably applies: “Yates says she declines to answer and this doesn’t mean it’s yes.”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 12:21:47pm
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Sir John Barron  May 8, 2017 • 12:22:16pm

re: #84 Jay C

I really had to go and check the date on this POS (yes, it’s today, May 8) since I thought #jasontheouthouse had already run through this nonsense a while ago, but Lo! Yep: he’s exhumed the decomposing carcass of that departed horse, and is vigorously flogging it yet again:

Protip, Jason: two dead horses aren’t going to pull your garbage cart any faster than one….

WTFITS?

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 12:23:29pm
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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 12:23:58pm

Well, I was wrong, she’s giving more answers than I thought she would.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 8, 2017 • 12:24:20pm

re: #84 Jay C

I really had to go and check the date on this POS (yes, it’s today, May 8) since I thought #jasontheouthouse had already run through this nonsense a while ago, but Lo! Yep: he’s exhumed the decomposing carcass of that departed horse, and is vigorously flogging it yet again:

Protip, Jason: two dead horses aren’t going to pull your garbage cart any faster than one….

Need of more distraction from what is about to be exposed in coming days/weeks.

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 12:24:44pm

What does it matter that one WH official lies to another one? That’s the question that was being raised by WH officials meeting with Yates?

Seriously? That’s pretty fucking damning right there. These are fuckers who have a moral/ethical flexibility and don’t care about national security in the slightest, which is how Flynn got to the position he was in before Trump eventually fired him.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 12:25:38pm

Can we now put to rest the mere thought that Graham, with all his criticisms of Trump, was ever one of those “good republicans”?

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:26:26pm

WH Counsel asked, “What difference does it make if WH staffers lie to each other?”

Jesus fucking christ…they aren’t even trying.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 8, 2017 • 12:27:21pm

re: #97 GlutenFreeJesus

Can we now put to rest the mere thought that Graham, with all his criticisms of Trump, was ever one of those “good republicans”?

There aren’t good ones. There are degrees of bad.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 12:27:29pm
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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:27:35pm

re: #96 lawhawk

What does it matter that one WH official lies to another one? That’s the question that was being raised by WH officials meeting with Yates?

Seriously? That’s pretty fucking damning right there. These are fuckers who have a moral/ethical flexibility and don’t care about national security in the slightest, which is how Flynn got to the position he was in before Trump eventually fired him.

What was from WH Counsel. That quote is going to launch a whole bunch of great questions for Spicer and Trump and that Huckabee woman, among others.

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 12:28:52pm

The GOP is basically going to spend today going on about their favorite topic: How info that makes Trump look bad got to the press.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:29:14pm
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Sir John Barron  May 8, 2017 • 12:29:23pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

Nothing matters except….EMAILS!!!!!!!!!!

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 12:29:49pm

To state the obvious (this term is getting a workout today)

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 12:30:35pm

re: #105 FormerDirtDart

To state the obvious (this term is getting a workout today)

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Is anyone running odds on which country Trump will bomb to distract the media?

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 12:30:38pm

Grassley’s now trying to throw chaff into the air to deflect attention about the whole situation.

Of course he wants to talk about unmasking.

Yates stated categorically no that she asked for an unmasking.

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Barefoot Grin  May 8, 2017 • 12:30:41pm

GOP really on point here. Good job, Lindsey and Chuck.

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Citizen K  May 8, 2017 • 12:30:49pm

re: #96 lawhawk

What does it matter that one WH official lies to another one? That’s the question that was being raised by WH officials meeting with Yates?

Seriously? That’s pretty fucking damning right there. These are fuckers who have a moral/ethical flexibility and don’t care about national security in the slightest, which is how Flynn got to the position he was in before Trump eventually fired him.

We’re supposed to expect the White House to tell us the unvarnished truth (as Repubs in Congress have repeated, promoting Trump as the sole source of truth) when they ask about the ability to lie to each other in private in the course of official state business.

What reason is there to trust in them when this shit comes out? None.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 12:31:19pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 12:32:17pm

re: #106 Timothy Watson

Is anyone running odds on which country Trump will bomb to distract the media?

I’m almost willing to lay a grand on “America”

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 12:32:17pm

If you were working under the delusion that the Senate investigation was any less partisan than the House investigation, today should go towards killing that delusion dead.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 12:32:48pm

Jesus F. Christ.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 12:33:34pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 8, 2017 • 12:33:41pm

re: #102 Targetpractice

The GOP is basically going to spend today going on about their favorite topic: How info that makes Trump look bad got to the press.

Yes, because that is a crime much worse than anything else that can be perpetrated.

Old Soviet era joke:

“I hear Comrade Ivanov got ten years in prison.”

“Yes, he called Chairman Brezhnev a senile idiot!”

“Isn’t that a bit extreme?”

“Well, he only got one year for impugning the reputation of our Soviet leaders but nine years for revealing state secrets!”

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 12:33:46pm

re: #113 Charles Johnson

Jesus F. Christ.

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FFS, The Gray Lady is turning tricks in public at this point.

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sagehen  May 8, 2017 • 12:34:42pm

Sadly, “rational people” do not control either the House or Senate.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:34:49pm
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Sir John Barron  May 8, 2017 • 12:35:24pm

re: #110 FormerDirtDart

Leaks are really terrible and the worst offense possible except when Wikileaks does it to the Dems.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 12:35:30pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 8, 2017 • 12:36:07pm

re: #107 lawhawk

Grassley’s now trying to throw chaff into the air to deflect attention about the whole situation.

Of course he wants to talk about unmasking.

Yates stated categorically no that she asked for an unmasking.

Grassley and friends know what unmasking means, but they also know that an awful lot of folks don’t know what unmasking means, but it that sure sounds to them like evidence of a a deep-state, Soros-funded, Obama-led conspiracy to infiltrate and undermine the legally and lawfully elected President.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:36:09pm

Grassley doesn’t do righteous indignation well. He sounds like his ulcer is acting up.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 8, 2017 • 12:36:13pm

re: #113 Charles Johnson

Jesus F. Christ.

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If I had a subscription I’d cancel it over that.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  May 8, 2017 • 12:36:19pm

re: #119 Sir John Barron

And hen Wikileaks does it to the Dems, it is of course the Dems’ fault.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:37:42pm

re: #123 Eclectic Cyborg

If I had a subscription I’d cancel it over that.

Canceling subscriptions at the Times isn’t that easy. I tried for months to kill my MIL’s subscription for her home back in CT. The new home owners still get the paper there.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 12:39:03pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 8, 2017 • 12:39:29pm

In NY Times fashion, I will list the things DT has said or done that I can agree with in his first 100-odd days in office:

He proposed an increase in spending for veterans’ affairs

Things he has said or done that I disagree with:

Everything else.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:40:31pm

How can you trip up a witness when you ask an yes or no question and they answer with ‘yes’ or ‘no?’

That’s the question Republicans are struggling with right now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 8, 2017 • 12:41:20pm

re: #126 jaunte

All these career GOP guys have tied their legacies to Donald Trump and they will do everything they can to keep that from being a disaster.

And you have summed up why it will take a major disaster, like him blundering into a crisis that he cannot deal with and totally losing control in an egregious, catastrophic and ultimately embarrassing (for the GOP) manner before anyone in his party will make a move to topple him.

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 12:42:00pm

re: #118 darthstar

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You Can’t Handle the Truth! - A Few Good Men (7/8) Movie CLIP (1992) HD

But the GOP missed the memo that Nicholson’s character was the bad guy in the film.

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 12:42:09pm

re: #127 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In NY Times fashion, I will list the things DT has said or done that I can agree with in his first 100-odd days in office:

He’s exposed fact that GOP doesn’t care about fiscal responsibility by pushing bills that would destroy health care as we know it to obtain tax cuts.
He’s identified that compassionate conservatism is dead.

What I disagree with:
Everything else

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 12:43:10pm
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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 12:43:11pm
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Citizen K  May 8, 2017 • 12:44:16pm

re: #130 Timothy Watson

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But the GOP missed the memo that Nicholson’s character was the bad guy in the film.

Quite a few people miss that, sadly. They don’t see it as the obfuscating filibuster that it is. It’s Cruise’s character that forces through to the heart of the matter and gets the direct answer that damns Nicholson’s character.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:44:38pm

re: #132 FormerDirtDart

Don’t even quote that stupid fucker. Let his tweets die in a vacuum.

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 12:44:59pm

Cornyn calling attention to the GOP’s continued witch hunt target Susan Rice.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 12:45:51pm
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Major Tom  May 8, 2017 • 12:46:02pm

re: #106 Timothy Watson

Is anyone running odds on which country Trump will bomb to distract the media?

Really hope its not us.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 12:46:17pm
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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 12:46:20pm

“Jeez, Sally, why does it matter if Nat Sec lied to the Vice President??”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 12:46:21pm

re: #117 sagehen

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Sadly, “rational people” do not control either the House or Senate.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 12:47:58pm

re: #132 FormerDirtDart

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 8, 2017 • 12:47:59pm

re: #132 FormerDirtDart

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!

(inhales)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!!

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 12:48:19pm

re: #73 Interesting Times

I’ve been filled with contracting thoughts ever since this whole fiasco began. If there really was a Russiagate smoking gun, it would have come out by now…but if there isn’t and the whole thing’s a nothingburger, why does trump act like there really is “there” there? (e.g. the idiotic intimidation-by-tweet aimed at Yates)

We’ll have to be patient … it took two years to get Nixon.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 12:49:01pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 12:49:14pm

re: #138 Major Tom

Really hope its not us.

All they have to do is wipe out the coasts and Chicago, and the rubes will inherit America until the Russians or Chinese take over their failed nation.

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MsJ  May 8, 2017 • 12:50:13pm

re: #96 lawhawk

What does it matter that one WH official lies to another one? That’s the question that was being raised by WH officials meeting with Yates?

Seriously? That’s pretty fucking damning right there. These are fuckers who have a moral/ethical flexibility and don’t care about national security in the slightest, which is how Flynn got to the position he was in before Trump eventually fired him.

You cannot use moral and ethical in the same sentence with this WH.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 12:50:15pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 8, 2017 • 12:51:00pm

re: #144 Anymouse

We’ll have to be patient … it took two years to get Nixon.

That came out in an article in Slate, I believe; namely that things are gonna take a while with Trump because they have to make sure that every charge brought against him is irrefutable, airtight and unassailable, every t crossed and i dotted, since they are only gonna get one clear shot to bring this blundering idiot down

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 12:51:30pm

Cornyn now trying to attack Yates by suggesting that the White House was right to fire her for refusing to do her job.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 12:51:41pm
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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 12:51:47pm

WTF What the hell does tRumps Musslim ban has anything to do with this hearing? Answer, nothing.

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Interesting Times  May 8, 2017 • 12:51:47pm

re: #147 MsJ

You cannot use moral and ethical in the same sentence with this WH.

Unless you add “corrupt assholes” and “are not”

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 12:52:30pm

Coverup

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Major Tom  May 8, 2017 • 12:52:31pm

re: #146 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

All they have to do is wipe out the coasts and Chicago, and the rubes will inherit America until the Russians or Chinese take over their failed nation.

I’m positive you could find some written fever-dream fan-fiction with this exact plot on some Right Wing website.

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MsJ  May 8, 2017 • 12:52:42pm

re: #123 Eclectic Cyborg

If I had a subscription I’d cancel it over that.

I did just that. Over that climate change bullshit. Last week.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 12:52:59pm

Flynn has dirt on the yam.

No doubt about it.

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 12:53:11pm

re: #151 jaunte

John Cornyn asking about the Muslim Ban and what Sally Yates authority she has to overrule WH counsel in determining constitutionality.

Why have a DOJ if we’re just going to run things through the Counsel’s Office?

///

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Citizen K  May 8, 2017 • 12:54:05pm

re: #158 Timothy Watson

Why have a DOJ if we’re just going to run things through the Counsel’s Office?

///

To prosecute brown people and stoners, obviously. Duh. That’s why Sessions is in charge in the first place.

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 12:54:27pm

Cornyn thinks that the Muslim ban was a policy decision on Yates’ part. The answer is that if Trump asked her to do something unconstitutional or unlawful, and that she wouldn’t defend an unlawful action.

Yates just took Cornyn to school (referring back to her confirmation hearing).

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 12:54:35pm

re: #152 Bubblehead II

WTF What the hell does tRumps Musslim ban has anything to do with this hearing? Answer, nothing.

Yates got a lot of good press for refusing to do Trump’s bidding, so the GOP apparently drew straws on who would be the one to attack her for refusing to defend what has since been determined to be an unconstitutional ban and Cornyn drew the short straw.

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451_Montag  May 8, 2017 • 12:54:46pm

Sally Yates just handed Cornyn hs ass. She quoted his own question at her confirmation hearing.

ETA spellcheck aaargh

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:08pm

re: #151 jaunte

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:11pm

re: #159 Citizen K

To prosecute brown people and stoners, obviously. Duh. That’s why Sessions is in charge in the first place.

and to allow people to discriminate against LGBTs based on religion

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:15pm

re: #154 jaunte

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Coverup

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:33pm

Yates:

“At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the Executive Order is consistent with [the Justice Department’s] responsibilities nor am I convinced that the Executive Order is lawful,” she wrote. “For as long as I am the acting attorney general, the Department of Justice will not present arguments in defense of the executive order, unless and until I become convinced that it is appropriate to do so.”
nbcnews.com

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:34pm

re: #151 jaunte

So, John, you really want people to bring up Watergate now?

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:35pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:40pm

The penalty of being around all the time and vice-mayor:

I just got a call to go look at the abandoned house across the street from mine. “Okay, why?” You’ll find out.

So I go outside. There is a goat standing on the steps, chained to the yard.

Call the person back. “We have an ordinance against livestock in the village, but we don’t have any way to enforce it. Would you like to volunteer for the open village marshal position?”

A bunch of not very nice statements about why the village government is not enforcing ordinances followed. For that, we need a marshal and a municipal court (costs money), or we need to contract with the county sheriff to enforce our ordinances (costs money).

Costs money is where the argument usually ends. So now I have a goat across the street.

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Citizen K  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:42pm

re: #164 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and to allow white people to discriminate against LGBTs based on religion

That too. Can’t forget about that lovely bit of coming ‘justice’.

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:45pm

re: #154 jaunte

The whole thing is that the GOP are busy trying to throw chaff up in the air. They’re more concerned about the leaks and Yates not defending Trump’s Muslim ban than they are with the Russia compromise.

Democrats are showing that the whole mess is on Trump and Russia.

Durbin is pushing this home.

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makeitstop  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:53pm

Durbin just kicked dirt all over Cornyn’s line of questioning with one question.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 12:55:56pm

“Senator, I did not say it was lawful; I said it was unlawful.”

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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 12:56:08pm

re: #144 Anymouse

We’ll have to be patient … it took two years to get Nixon.

The world moves faster now, so we expect this to move faster too. But even Starr’s investigation too nearly four years. This could take a while.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:56:46pm

702! Drink!

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Sir John Barron  May 8, 2017 • 12:57:19pm

re: #163 FormerDirtDart

TRAESON!!!!!111

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 12:57:54pm

re: #163 FormerDirtDart

Yates on why she refused to defend Trump travel ban that DOJ counsel deemed it lawful on its face: “All arguments have to be based on truth”

This is a concept foreign to Trump Inc.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 12:58:46pm
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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 12:58:53pm

re: #162 451_Montag

Sally Yates just handed Conley his ass. She quoted his own question at her confirmation hearing.

Senators, many having been lawyers in past lives, should know better than to try playing gotcha games with actual, real life, practicing lawyers.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 1:00:21pm
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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 1:01:31pm
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Jay C  May 8, 2017 • 1:01:57pm

re: #178 darthstar

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Sorry for the density: what’s a 702?
(Federal Expert Witness Rules? Google not informative)

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 1:02:07pm

re: #180 darthstar

Cornyn in a pathetic performance of indignation. She made him look like a complete dope.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 1:02:49pm

Cruz with the Hillary emails.

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 1:02:54pm

Cruz is busy trying to think of a way to spin this about Clinton.

Fuck him.

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 1:03:13pm

Who the fuck put on footage of Joe McCarthy…oh wait, that’s Ted Cruz.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 1:03:16pm
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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 1:03:23pm
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makeitstop  May 8, 2017 • 1:03:26pm

Cruz is a dick. That is all.

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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 1:03:58pm

Her EEEEEEEEEE-MAILS!!!!!!! They just can’t let it go.

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Sir John Barron  May 8, 2017 • 1:04:05pm

re: #184 Stanley Sea

Cruz with the Hillary emails.

“So what Russia colluded with our GOP candidate in the election. What about Hillary’s emails?”

/

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 1:04:19pm

re: #182 Jay C

Sorry for the density: what’s a 702?
(Federal Expert Witness Rules? Google not informative)

I think it has to do with surveillance. It’s more of a rallying cry for Republicans who want to renew their power to spy on Americans.

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allegro  May 8, 2017 • 1:04:25pm

re: #169 Anymouse

The penalty of being around all the time and vice-mayor:

I just got a call to go look at the abandoned house across the street from mine. “Okay, why?” You’ll find out.

So I go outside. There is a goat standing on the steps, chained to the yard.

Call the person back. “We have an ordinance against livestock in the village, but we don’t have any way to enforce it. Would you like to volunteer for the open village marshal position?”

A bunch of not very nice statements about why the village government is not enforcing ordinances followed. For that, we need a marshal and a municipal court (costs money), or we need to contract with the county sheriff to enforce our ordinances (costs money).

Costs money is where the argument usually ends. So now I have a goat across the street.

At your next council meeting have the goat declared the town mascot. Then everyone will love him, bring him treats, knit sweaters for him, and he’ll have a happy goat life. Problem solved. :)

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 1:04:26pm

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 1:04:59pm

re: #192 darthstar

FISA Section 702.

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sagehen  May 8, 2017 • 1:05:23pm

re: #146 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

All they have to do is wipe out the coasts and Chicago, and the rubes will inherit America until the Russians or Chinese take over their failed nation.

For a dramatized version of how that might play out, see

Jericho Trailer

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 1:05:32pm

re: #195 lawhawk

FISA Section 702.

There we go…

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 1:05:47pm

Hang on…is Cruz asking about Weiner?

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 1:06:15pm

re: #196 sagehen

For a dramatized version of how that might play out, see

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Loved that show.

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 1:06:35pm

re: #194 Targetpractice

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Someone should take the scene from Tomorrowland where they’re looking at the future where everything is a wasteland and put that sign there.

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 1:06:42pm

re: #198 darthstar

That’s exactly what that exchange was about. It was going for the emails sent to Huma, or those from Huma that Weiner got on his computer.

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 1:06:55pm

re: #199 Timothy Watson

Loved that show.

That seems to be the implication.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 1:07:09pm
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451_Montag  May 8, 2017 • 1:07:51pm

Well this is vintage Cruz. Furcknut extaorinaire

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 1:07:55pm
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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 1:07:55pm

Muslim Ban again. JFC, Cruz, get over it already. The ban was unlawful and you know it.

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 1:08:24pm

And Yates takes another moron to school on law.

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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 1:08:33pm

re: #203 darthstar

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Ted Cruz hyper-focused on Kitty?

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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 1:08:46pm

And Yates just schooled him on the law.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 1:09:26pm

Tell me when Cruz is finished.

Slimebag

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 1:10:05pm

re: #207 Targetpractice

And Yates takes another moron to school on law.

A University of Georgia School of Law grad pwned a Harvard Law School grad?

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 1:10:08pm

Cruz is getting schooled by Yates….

Cruz thought he got a trap on Yates with 8 USC 1182, but Yates then noted federal law that addresses the EO and that the constitutionality was not addressed by the OLC.

These fuckers simply don’t get how the law works. By fuckers, I mean Cruz and the GOP.

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makeitstop  May 8, 2017 • 1:10:08pm

Man, Yates is tough as nails.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 1:10:10pm
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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 1:10:30pm

JFC, even Rubin’s shitting on Cruz.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 1:10:39pm
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451_Montag  May 8, 2017 • 1:10:50pm

Ouch. This woman is awesome. Taking no prisoners, laying it out clearly and slapping down the gobshite

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 1:11:07pm

Cruz tries one last gotcha question, gets shut down by Yates, leaving Tailgunner Ted to do little more than give a petty parting shot.

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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 1:11:15pm

re: #215 darthstar

JFC, even Rubin’s shitting on Cruz.

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When you’ve lost Jennifer Rubin…

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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 1:11:25pm

Again what is up with these questions? They have nothing to do with the tRump/Russia investigation?

Deflection?

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makeitstop  May 8, 2017 • 1:11:28pm

Cruz gets a last shot in about partisanship, Yates audibly sighs.

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 1:12:12pm

re: #205 Charles Johnson

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 1:12:25pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 1:12:26pm
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451_Montag  May 8, 2017 • 1:12:43pm

re: #220 Bubblehead II

Again what is up with these questions? They have nothing to do with the tRump/Russia investigation?

Deflection?

Trying to imply she is lying to get revenge for being sacked

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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 1:12:50pm

re: #220 Bubblehead II

Again what is up with these questions? They have nothing to do with the tRump/Russia investigation?

Deflection?

Ayep. It’s a rerun of the Comey Mar 20th hearing: DNC asking questions about the actual subject of the hearing, GOP spending its time trying to find some way to change the subject.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 1:12:56pm
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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 1:13:00pm

re: #221 makeitstop

Cruz gets a last shot in about partisanship, Yates audibly sighs.

A 21st Century “at long last sir, have you no decency?”

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 1:13:13pm

re: #221 makeitstop

Cruz gets a last shot in about partisanship, Yates audibly sighs.

Dirt Off Your Shoulder: Hillary Clinton

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 1:13:45pm

re: #220 Bubblehead II

Again what is up with these questions? They have nothing to do with the tRump/Russia investigation?

Deflection?

“Yates never said anything about Russian interference, therefore it must not be a big deal.”

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 1:13:50pm

re: #220 Bubblehead II

Again what is up with these questions? They have nothing to do with the tRump/Russia investigation?

Deflection?

It’s all about using up the allotted time, because the GOP can’t handle any of the facts. They’re trying to pound on the table since the law isn’t on their side either.

Nothing Yates did was wrong re: the Muslim ban.
Nothing Yates did was improper.

The GOP has to spin it as a partisan move. That’s all that they have left. The EO was unconstitutional on its face, and it doesn’t matter what the hacks at the WH thought of the EO that they crafted.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 8, 2017 • 1:14:07pm

re: #223 Charles Johnson

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“How could you not defend this E.O. that was found unconstitutional at the District and Circuit Court levels and then abandoned by the White House?”

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 1:14:36pm

re: #227 FormerDirtDart

I wish. How I would love to have better representation.

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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 1:14:48pm

Ted Cruz just go this ass handed to him and it was wonderful to watch.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 1:14:50pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 8, 2017 • 1:16:09pm

Cornyn: Who were you to say ‘No’ to the President?

Yates: When you confirmed me, you wanted me to say ‘No’ to the President.

Cornyn: But not THIS President. The other President. You know, the black guy.

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 1:16:32pm

Clapper agrees with Comey that Russia succeeded at sowing discord and dissention by interfering in the US election.

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 1:17:16pm

$200 million, excluding funding for Russia Today. That’s what it took to interfere in the US election.

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Barefoot Grin  May 8, 2017 • 1:17:18pm

re: #215 darthstar

JFC, even Rubin’s shitting on Cruz.

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Graham begins the hearing by calling for bipartisanship. Then every single GOP member attacks Yates (who is non-partisan). This is depressing.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 8, 2017 • 1:17:44pm

Josh Marshall tweeted this, but the problem is, it’s really hard to know which GOP Senator he’s talking about.

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 1:18:31pm

And this is likely the real reason why Yates was fired:

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 1:18:44pm
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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 1:18:50pm

re: #240 Blind Frog Belly White

Cruz. That’s always the safe bet.

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Major Tom  May 8, 2017 • 1:18:58pm

re: #202 Targetpractice

The second season was so unfortunately rushed cause of that writer’s strike back in the day, But what they did with Johnston Green’s character really turned me off to the show. I realized after the fact that he was one of the characters that really made me like the fictional town/show/plot.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 1:19:49pm
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BeachDem  May 8, 2017 • 1:20:23pm

re: #134 Citizen K

Quite a few people miss that, sadly. They don’t see it as the obfuscating filibuster that it is. It’s Cruise’s character that forces through to the heart of the matter and gets the direct answer that damns Nicholson’s character.

Probably wasn’t clear to many because Cruise is such a terrible actor.

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Dizzy  May 8, 2017 • 1:21:10pm

re: #169 Anymouse

So now I have a goat across the street.

That’s what I say from Canada now as I look toward our southern border.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 1:21:19pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 1:21:45pm
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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 1:23:38pm

re: #244 Major Tom

The second season was so unfortunately rushed cause of that writer’s strike back in the day, But what they did with Johnston Green’s character really turned me off to the show. I realized after the fact that he was one of the characters that really made me like the fictional town/show/plot.

I’m glad that we managed to avoid a strike this year. That last strike hurt a lot of shows, to a point where a lot were never able to recover.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 1:24:17pm
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DanielKi  May 8, 2017 • 1:24:32pm

re: #127 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In NY Times fashion, I will list the things DT has said or done that I can agree with in his first 100-odd days in office

He proposed an increase in spending for veterans’ affairs

Things he has said or done that I disagree with:

Everything else.

I remember him making some uncharacteristically sensible comments on the Harambe the Gorilla killing.

But yeah, that’s about it.

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austin_blue  May 8, 2017 • 1:26:02pm

re: #189 makeitstop

Cruz is a dick. That is all.

Cruz is a super-sized Bag O’ Dicks.

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 1:26:25pm
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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 1:27:30pm

re: #246 BeachDem

Probably wasn’t clear to many because Cruise is such a terrible actor.

I think Cruise is good in most of the roles he’s in. The people who don’t get the court scene are the same people that thing “Greed is good” is a slogan.

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 1:28:07pm

re: #254 goddamnedfrank

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On SNL, have the douchebag Senators ask Yates about the Lindbergh baby, etc.

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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 1:29:00pm

re: #254 goddamnedfrank

Cornyn and Cruz probably saw a tweet saying that under Texas law they have to give up their Senate seats to Yates because she beat them in a showdown, so they’ve left to get advice from counsel.

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 1:30:38pm

I wonder if Cruz and Cornyn are setting up a press conference?

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 1:31:08pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 1:32:26pm

re: #184 Stanley Sea

Cruz with the Hillary emails.

Sleazy Ted Cruz tries to mislead people again.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 1:32:29pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 1:35:53pm

re: #261 FormerDirtDart

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 1:36:03pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 8, 2017 • 1:37:41pm

re: #263 jaunte

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lawhawk  May 8, 2017 • 1:38:07pm

And it looks like Kennedy’s gonna be dessert.

These fuckers simply don’t get it, and they are getting schooled by Yates (which is why they’re cutting her off so they can go ahead and pontificate).

At what point does something become unconstitutional.

This is lawyering 101.

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 1:38:17pm

re: #263 jaunte

Could we get a Democrat at the meeting to say that out loud.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 1:38:27pm
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Targetpractice  May 8, 2017 • 1:40:06pm

OFFS, these same nitwits who are now suggesting the AG has no authority to say a EO is unconstitutional were among the fuckers who rushed to declare every EO signed by Obama as being unconstitutional.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 1:40:08pm
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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 1:40:20pm
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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 1:40:40pm

Really wish Yates would just shut these muslim bans questions down as not being germain to this hearing.

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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 1:40:52pm
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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 1:42:41pm

re: #271 Bubblehead II

Really wish Yates would just shut these muslim bans down as not being germain to this hearing.

Would that stop Republicans?

According to DK, ” Clapper calls unmasking and leaks ‘ancillary issues’ to the real problem of Russian interference.” Do you think that will keep Republicans on track?

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 1:43:08pm

re: #272 Belafon

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Cruz is a pathetic shitbag.

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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 1:43:58pm

re: #273 Belafon

Would that stop Republicans?

According to DK, ” Clapper calls unmasking and leaks ‘ancillary issues’ to the real problem of Russian interference.” Do you think that will keep Republicans on track?

Nope. But it would make them look like fools.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 1:46:09pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 1:48:28pm
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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 1:50:49pm

re: #277 FormerDirtDart

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Fuckers.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 1:51:57pm
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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 1:51:59pm

re: #277 FormerDirtDart

[Interior Department freezes work of more than 200 science advisory boards and committees, according to memo. ]

They’re showing their concern for global warming.

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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 1:54:04pm

Franken kicking some ass even before he starts asking questions.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 1:54:20pm

The new growth industry.

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 1:54:39pm

Liberty University prepares for Trump visit at 45th commencement

No word yet if he will talk about Two Corinthians.

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 1:54:50pm
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gocart mozart  May 8, 2017 • 1:54:57pm
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Teukka  May 8, 2017 • 1:55:52pm

Why do I find myself wishing for a “BOOM! Goes the dynamite.” moment?

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 1:56:07pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 1:56:27pm

re: #279 FormerDirtDart

It’s all theater to them. They know they’re not going to allow an actual investigation and Fox isn’t going to call them out on not sticking around for the pretext of caring, so why waste the time?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 1:57:59pm
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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 1:58:52pm

re: #286 Teukka

Why do I find myself wishing for a “BOOM! Goes the dynamite.” moment?

We’d all love for something to come out that would cause even Republicans to go “that’s too much of a threat to the US to continue.” But there are no Republicans in Congress that are worried about that.

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Teukka  May 8, 2017 • 2:00:06pm

re: #290 Belafon

We’d all love for something to come out that would cause even Republicans to go “that’s too much of a threat to the US to continue.” But there are no Republicans in Congress that are worried about that.

I’m not thinking of that kind of something. I’m thinking of the kind of something which have them running for cover in chaotic fashion.

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Nyet  May 8, 2017 • 2:01:28pm

re: #287 FormerDirtDart

So that even Trump could understand.

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Kragar  May 8, 2017 • 2:02:22pm
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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 2:02:49pm

Lindsey’s mic is still hot and he’s holding a side-bar conversation.

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Teukka  May 8, 2017 • 2:03:33pm

re: #294 darthstar

Lindsey’s mic is still hot and he’s holding a side-bar conversation.

Please let this be an EPIC hot mic session. Pretty please?

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Scottish Dragon  May 8, 2017 • 2:04:16pm

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makeitstop  May 8, 2017 • 2:06:06pm

re: #295 Teukka

Please let this be an EPIC hot mic session. Pretty please?

He already said we take the free press thing too far. How’s he gonna top that?

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 2:06:40pm
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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 2:07:25pm

re: #296 Scottish Dragon

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Tweeted.

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 2:07:51pm

re: #298 darthstar

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It’s shocking to find a Trump insider that isn’t Russian tied.

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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 2:08:48pm

re: #299 Bubblehead II

Tweeted.

Retweeted.

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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 2:09:49pm

Never forget Turkey.

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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 2:14:11pm

re: #301 wrenchwench

Retweeted.

Lets hope S.D’s meme goes viral.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 2:14:39pm

I think even Archie Bunker’s eyebrows would raise after hearing this…

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 2:15:47pm

re: #268 Targetpractice

OFFS, these same nitwits who are now suggesting the AG has no authority to say a EO is unconstitutional were among the fuckers who rushed to declare every EO signed by Obama as being unconstitutional.

Missing the entire point of an AG (a prosecutor): To decide what cases should go to trial, and which should be sent back for more investigation.

The point is both to try to trip Ms. Yates and to confuse conservatives about what her job actually was.

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goddamnedfrank  May 8, 2017 • 2:17:02pm

Senator Hirono clearly didn’t rehearse these questions lol, sounds like she’s reading them for the first time.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 8, 2017 • 2:17:33pm

re: #169 Anymouse

The penalty of being around all the time and vice-mayor:

I just got a call to go look at the abandoned house across the street from mine. “Okay, why?” You’ll find out.

So I go outside. There is a goat standing on the steps, chained to the yard.

Call the person back. “We have an ordinance against livestock in the village, but we don’t have any way to enforce it. Would you like to volunteer for the open village marshal position?”

A bunch of not very nice statements about why the village government is not enforcing ordinances followed. For that, we need a marshal and a municipal court (costs money), or we need to contract with the county sheriff to enforce our ordinances (costs money).

Costs money is where the argument usually ends. So now I have a goat across the street.

in my neighborhood, curried goat is a treat.

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Charles Johnson  May 8, 2017 • 2:20:23pm
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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 2:22:04pm
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DanielKi  May 8, 2017 • 2:22:05pm

re: #308 Charles Johnson

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“I like shooting skeet!”

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 2:24:04pm

Yates just tossed the unmasking question back in Graham’s face…twice…because he talked over her the first time. He didn’t like that.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 2:24:31pm

re: #307 I Would Prefer Not To

in my neighborhood, curried goat is a treat.

I like roast goat, but I don’t want to kill someone’s pet (the goat has a collar and is on a chain). That, and I would have to clean the goat.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 2:25:30pm
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Belafon  May 8, 2017 • 2:25:42pm

re: #312 Anymouse

I like roast goat, but I don’t want to kill someone’s pet (the goat has a collar and is on a chain). That, and I would have to clean the goat.

When I was a kid, we had a goat appear one day roaming the neighborhood, until the family down the street got ahold of it.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 2:29:22pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 8, 2017 • 2:29:42pm

re: #304 FormerDirtDart

I think even Archie Bunker’s eyebrows would raise after hearing this…

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Whoa!

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 2:31:07pm

re: #314 Belafon

When I was a kid, we had a goat appear one day roaming the neighborhood, until the family down the street got ahold of it.

Before I married my first wife, she and I were invited by a fellow at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival (BARF - held in Largo, Fla.) to his goat roast in Safety Harbor.

That was a massive party (the whole city council was there - enough beer to sink a destroyer).

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Unshaken Defiance  May 8, 2017 • 2:33:55pm

re: #297 makeitstop

He already said we take the free press thing too far. How’s he gonna top that?

Wait and see.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 2:36:41pm
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Nyet  May 8, 2017 • 2:39:28pm

re: #313 jaunte

I’ll do something I’ve never thought I’d do - retweet a RedState personality.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 2:40:40pm
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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 2:40:50pm

Yep

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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 2:43:48pm

re: #305 Anymouse

Missing the entire point of an AG (a prosecutor): To decide what cases should go to trial, and which should be sent back for more investigation.

The point is both to try to trip Ms. Yates and to confuse conservatives about what her job actually was.

The AG’s role depends on whose presidenting. if its’ a DemocRAT the AG is supposed to investigate everydamnedthing he does until he can be impeeched. If it’s a Republican, the AG’s job is to get the fuck in line and/or investigate the last DemocRAT prezident

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HappyWarrior  May 8, 2017 • 2:44:37pm

re: #315 jaunte

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Just harmless fun.//

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Dr. Matt  May 8, 2017 • 2:45:43pm
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ObserverArt  May 8, 2017 • 2:47:09pm

re: #125 darthstar

Canceling subscriptions at the Times isn’t that easy. I tried for months to kill my MIL’s subscription for her home back in CT. The new home owners still get the paper there.

If no one is paying…the subscription is dead. It’s about money not paper.

Of course printing more copies and paying for them to be delivered isn’t going to help the Times either.

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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 2:47:27pm
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FormerDirtDart  May 8, 2017 • 2:51:04pm
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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 2:51:37pm

re: #320 Nyet

I’ll do something I’ve never thought I’d do - retweet a RedState personality.

Up is down, down is up…

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 2:52:56pm
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Ace Rothstein  May 8, 2017 • 2:53:57pm

re: #263 jaunte

I thought Trump said the GOP had the best security and that the Russians didn’t hack them.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 8, 2017 • 2:54:49pm
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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 2:54:51pm
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Jenner7  May 8, 2017 • 2:56:51pm
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Dr. Matt  May 8, 2017 • 2:58:24pm
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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 2:59:04pm
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ObserverArt  May 8, 2017 • 3:02:14pm

re: #183 jaunte

Cornyn in a pathetic performance of indignation. She made him look like a complete dope.

She didn’t have to make that empty suit look like a dope. He is always a dope, she just illustrated it again for those that needed a refresher.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 3:03:13pm

If this is true!!!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 3:04:02pm

Speaking alongside Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about the Trump administration’s order to review — and potentially shrink or eliminate — nearly 30 national monuments, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said Native Americans were “manipulated” into their support for the 1.35 million acre Bears Ears National Monument southeastern Utah.

“The Indians, they don’t fully understand that a lot of the things that they currently take for granted on those lands, they won’t be able to do if it’s made clearly into a monument or a wilderness,” Hatch said on Sunday. “Once you put a monument there, you do restrict a lot of things that could be done, and that includes use of the land… Just take my word for it.”

*THUD*

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 3:05:01pm

re: #338 Stanley Sea

If this is true!!!!!!

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Hey, our boss is an idiot. Can you make a call so he doesn’t do something else stupid this week?

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Lidane  May 8, 2017 • 3:07:14pm

Heh.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 3:08:43pm
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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 3:09:28pm

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

[GOP senator says “the Indians” should “just take my word for it” on sacred tribal lands]

*THUD*

They’ve seen this play before. They know the value of Hatch’s words.

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austin_blue  May 8, 2017 • 3:11:22pm

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

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*THUD*

Ah! Republicansplaining to four seperate First People tribal groups who had begged for the designation for *years*.

At least he didn’t say “These stupid Injuns, they’re like children.”

But he came damned close.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 3:11:29pm
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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 3:11:33pm

Weather Report!

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 3:11:54pm

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

A little racism here, a little racism there… .

Why should Native Americans take Orrin Hatch’s word on anything? I’m guessing they have lawyers who understand what a national monument allows and doesn’t allow.

I know if Acme Mining Corp. owned the land, Natives would get diddly access to it.

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KGxvi  May 8, 2017 • 3:12:50pm

re: #339 Backwoods_Sleuth

Something that might make me incredibly happy is seeing Orrin Hatch lose in 2018. Now, I’m realistic, I know he’s not going to lose in the general election, at least not to a Democrat in Utah. But I would love to see Huntsman beat him in the primary (January poll Huntsman 62-Hatch 21). Or what I’d really love is to see someone like Evan McMullin win the general as an independent and then caucus with the Democrats because fuck the GOP and their Trump inspired stupidity.

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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 3:13:48pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 8, 2017 • 3:14:58pm

Yates wrecking the GOP like:

Mortal Kombat Trilogy - Brutality - Liu Kang

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austin_blue  May 8, 2017 • 3:15:07pm

re: #346 Stanley Sea

Weather Report!

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Gonna be a shitpot of new roofs in Denver this month. That’s why we got a metal roof.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 3:18:35pm
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Archangelus  May 8, 2017 • 3:20:58pm
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ObserverArt  May 8, 2017 • 3:22:11pm

re: #331 Ace Rothstein

I thought Trump said the GOP had the best security and that the Russians didn’t hack them.

Whooopsie!

Just one of the more than 2,456,329 reasons to not believe anything coming out of the Orange mouth…err, the froggie mouth.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 3:23:26pm

heh

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 3:23:37pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Lidane  May 8, 2017 • 3:24:01pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 3:26:37pm

This will not stand! The goat across the street broke free of his leash (it isn’t a chain it just looks like one) and was in my flowerbeds. Grrr, argh, grab leash and take goat back across the street, because the only other thing to do is go Galt and claim the goat as my own because it’s in my yard.

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 3:28:21pm

re: #358 Anymouse

Any penalty for transporting a goat out of the village limits?

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Patricia Kayden  May 8, 2017 • 3:28:28pm

re: #112 Targetpractice

If you were working under the delusion that the Senate investigation was any less partisan than the House investigation, today should go towards killing that delusion dead.

This is why we should be pushing our Senators and Reps to demand an independent investigator. I’ve already asked and received a response from my Senator about this and he’s in full agreement. I hope Senators and Reps in red states are hearing from their constituents.

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 3:30:04pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 3:31:34pm
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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 3:32:27pm
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Archangelus  May 8, 2017 • 3:32:47pm

Should she decide to run in the future, I believe this would be the most fitting slogan:

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Patricia Kayden  May 8, 2017 • 3:33:48pm

re: #358 Anymouse

Man, I wish I lived in the country and had stray goats coming around my house. Sounds like fun to me. We have deer in the nearby park but they don’t come anywhere near the housing developments. Sigh.

P.S. Unfortunately the possums and raccoons aren’t so shy.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 3:33:57pm

re: #360 Patricia Kayden

This is why we should be pushing our Senators and Reps to demand an independent investigator. I’ve already asked and received a response from my Senator about this and he’s in full agreement. I hope Senators and Reps in red states are hearing from their constituents.

My Senators have my mail and E-mail on “shred before reading.” My Representative says he only represents Republicans.

Even on what should have been a non-controversial issue that I contacted my representative about (alleged Russian diversion of Visa and MasterCard Internet data through its telecom), I got no response at all. Not even a “thank you for your letter, here’s what I’m proposing for Agriculture.”

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jaunte  May 8, 2017 • 3:34:54pm

re: #362 Anymouse

Eric really should coordinate better with his brother.

2008: Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., told investors in Moscow that the Trump Organization had trademarked the Donald Trump name in Russia and planned to build housing and hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi, and sell licenses to other developers, the Russian daily Kommersant reported. “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump Jr. said at the time. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”
usatoday.com

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 3:36:20pm

re: #365 Patricia Kayden

Man, I wish I lived in the country and had stray goats coming around my house. Sounds like fun to me. We have deer in the nearby park but they don’t come anywhere near the housing developments. Sigh.

P.S. Unfortunately the possums and raccoons aren’t so shy.

The deer here come through town frequently, and are educated about cars: They look both ways before crossing streets.

On the other hand, sometimes life is not so good: A bull got out of a pasture and charged into town, saw its reflection in the Post Office door, then staved it in. It then stampeded by my house, dropped a load in the street next to it, then charged north up Main Street out of town.

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Romantic Heretic  May 8, 2017 • 3:40:00pm

re: #347 Anymouse

A little racism here, a little racism there… .

Why should Native Americans take Orrin Hatch’s word on anything? I’m guessing they have lawyers who understand what a national monument allows and doesn’t allow.

I know if Acme Mining Corp. owned the land, Natives would get diddly access to it.

Yes they would. Acme would dump the land they mine into the river and the river would wash it to them. Win/win.///////

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 8, 2017 • 3:43:01pm

re: #365 Patricia Kayden

Man, I wish I lived in the country and had stray goats coming around my house. Sounds like fun to me. We have deer in the nearby park but they don’t come anywhere near the housing developments. Sigh.

P.S. Unfortunately the possums and raccoons aren’t so shy.

They’ll eat everything green, except what you want them to.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 3:43:29pm

re: #369 Romantic Heretic

Yes they would. Acme would dump the land they mine into the river and the river would wash it to them. Win/win.///////

Here’s your fish, with a side of mining tailings.

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gocart mozart  May 8, 2017 • 3:45:24pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 3:45:31pm

re: #361 Stanley Sea

That’s my senator, Dick Durbin!

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 3:46:18pm

re: #368 Anymouse

The deer here come through town frequently, and are educated about cars: They look both ways before crossing streets.

On the other hand, sometimes life is not so good: A bull got out of a pasture and charged into town, saw its reflection in the Post Office door, then staved it in. It then stampeded by my house, dropped a load in the street next to it, then charged north up Main Street out of town.

Besides deer and the occasional moose, we have wild turkeys. Flocks of them. They have zero fucks to give, and they are large enough to make it count. They’d make a perfect Thanksgiving dinner, but I don’t think roadkill is the way to go about it.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 3:47:20pm

He’s awake again…

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 3:48:09pm
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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 3:48:59pm

re: #366 Anymouse

My Senators have my mail and E-mail on “shred before reading.” My Representative says he only represents Republicans.

Partisan politics at its finest. What horseshit.

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Patricia Kayden  May 8, 2017 • 3:51:07pm

re: #366 Anymouse

“My Representative says he only represents Republicans.”

Wow. What an obnoxious bastard. He represents everyone, regardless of political affiliation. Shame that he can get away with that kind of talk. I can see your frustration at Democrats for not at least trying to unseat such idiots.

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Patricia Kayden  May 8, 2017 • 3:52:57pm

re: #370 Blind Frog Belly White

But they are so cute!! My two dogs dig up our backyard so there’s not much grass in some places anyways. Doubt goats would be any worse.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 3:53:38pm

re: #374 thedopefishlives

Besides deer and the occasional moose, we have wild turkeys. Flocks of them. They have zero fucks to give, and they are large enough to make it count. They’d make a perfect Thanksgiving dinner, but I don’t think roadkill is the way to go about it.

We have wild turkeys as well. One time the bed-and-breakfast was so overrun with them the owner was afraid to come out. As she was previously married to the gun shop owner, she called him to try to get rid of them.

Since firing guns is illegal in town (and shooting turkeys requires a license), he chased after them with a golf club.

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retired cynic  May 8, 2017 • 3:54:28pm

re: #379 Patricia Kayden

But they are so cute!! My two dogs dig up our backyard so there’s not much grass in some places anyways. Doubt goats would be any worse.

You have never lived unless you have smelled an unaltered male goat.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 3:54:49pm

this evening’s sky as the next storm system approaches:

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 3:55:06pm

re: #377 thedopefishlives

Partisan politics at its finest. What horseshit.

My representative is not the only one; there are a number of Republican representatives who say the same thing around the country.

In fact, the claims that “people are bussed in” or are “professional protesters” at Republican town halls are variants of that theme: They can’t be my constituents because they don’t approve of my votes or positions.

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 3:55:13pm

re: #380 Anymouse

We have wild turkeys as well. One time the bed-and-breakfast was so overrun with them the owner was afraid to come out. As she was previously married to the gun shop owner, she called him to try to get rid of them.

Since firing guns is illegal in town (and shooting turkeys requires a license), he chased after them with a golf club.

I surprised someone today. They didn’t know wild turkeys can fly. I have had the privilege of seeing one lifting off… slowly, awkwardly, like a 747 trundling down the runway at MSP.

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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 3:55:38pm

re: #375 darthstar

He’s awake again…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 3:56:16pm

re: #384 thedopefishlives

I surprised someone today. They didn’t know wild turkeys can fly. I have had the privilege of seeing one lifting off… slowly, awkwardly, like a 747 trundling down the runway at MSP.

We’re flying on a 747 for a trip in July and I’m kind of stupidly excited for it. (I haven’t flown on one yet.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 3:56:23pm

re: #374 thedopefishlives

Besides deer and the occasional moose, we have wild turkeys. Flocks of them. They have zero fucks to give, and they are large enough to make it count. They’d make a perfect Thanksgiving dinner, but I don’t think roadkill is the way to go about it.

You have to aim your vehicle just right…a mere glancing blow to stun and not shatter bones.

It’s a science AND an art…

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 3:56:37pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 3:57:40pm

re: #384 thedopefishlives

Wild turkeys take off how blue footed boobies land.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 4:00:07pm

re: #384 thedopefishlives

I surprised someone today. They didn’t know wild turkeys can fly. I have had the privilege of seeing one lifting off… slowly, awkwardly, like a 747 trundling down the runway at MSP.

pre-dawn is always amusing as they wake up and fall out of the trees:
gobble gobble, THUD, gobble gobble, THUD…

It goes on for quite some time…

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Stanley Sea  May 8, 2017 • 4:00:24pm
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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 4:00:25pm
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ObserverArt  May 8, 2017 • 4:00:29pm

re: #375 darthstar

He’s awake again…

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But his tweet is very tired.

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 4:01:02pm

re: #386 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We’re flying on a 747 for a trip in July and I’m kind of stupidly excited for it. (I haven’t flown on one yet.)

I was hoping for a 747 when we went to Ireland, but we got stuck with a 777 and an Airbus. Still, my first wide-body flights, and they were pretty cool.

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darthstar  May 8, 2017 • 4:01:21pm

re: #393 ObserverArt

But his tweet is very tired.

I liked this one from Darth…

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 4:02:42pm

re: #394 thedopefishlives

I was hoping for a 747 when we went to Ireland, but we got stuck with a 777 and an Airbus. Still, my first wide-body flights, and they were pretty cool.

We did the really huge Airbus on our last trip to Japan. Definitely prefer the 787. But I’m not going to turn down the chance at a 747, especially since they’re getting so rare.

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 4:04:01pm

re: #390 Backwoods_Sleuth

pre-dawn is always amusing as they wake up and fall out of the trees:
gobble gobble, THUD, gobble gobble, THUD…

It goes on for quite some time…

That there’s funny, I don’t care who y’are.

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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 4:05:46pm

The Healthcare Bill Exposes Trump’s Chilling Authoritarian Agenda (goes to Marie Claire)

Good thing the mainstream media is leaving the hard-hitting political pieces to Marie Claire and Teen Vogue. Wouldn’t want to upset their magic balance fairy… .

More at Marie Claire, the article starts:

The image is now iconic: a group of old white men stand at a podium, announcing that a healthcare bill that disproportionately hurts women has passed the House. The men include a beaming Mike Pence, who once signed a law forcing women to bury or cremate aborted fetuses, and President Trump, who has been accused of sexual assault by at least 13 women, and, lest we forget, once bragged about his ability to “grab” women “by the pussy” on tape.

All thirteen of the members who designed this bill were men. And while the legislation has the potential to hurt every American, many of its stipulations are explicitly designed to render women unable to acquire basic care. If the new bill is signed into law, rape and sexual assault—far more common among women than men—could be considered pre-existing conditions by the federal government. For women who let their insurance lapse, maternity coverage will no longer be guaranteed, and pregnant women may face surcharges up to $17,000 for care. C-sections could also be considered a pre-existing condition, meaning that a woman could incur costs of roughly $50,000 for simply wanting another child. States could determine that having a heavy period or other menstrual irregularities is a pre-existing condition to be paid for out of pocket.

Erectile dysfunction, at the moment, is still covered.

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 4:06:07pm

re: #396 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 4:07:30pm

re: #399 thedopefishlives

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gocart mozart  May 8, 2017 • 4:07:30pm
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Anymouse  May 8, 2017 • 4:07:45pm

re: #394 thedopefishlives

I was hoping for a 747 when we went to Ireland, but we got stuck with a 777 and an Airbus. Still, my first wide-body flights, and they were pretty cool.

My wife and I got to fly on a 777 on Air Canada from Regina to Stuttgart (and back). It’s like flying a building.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 4:08:09pm

LOL, this doesn’t make any sense at all.
But then he’s wandering around the WH in his bathrobe, looking for light switches…

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Timothy Watson  May 8, 2017 • 4:09:01pm

LOL, Wonkette:

Kushner Family upholds long New Jersey tradition of ethics in real estate.

wonkette.com

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 4:09:11pm

re: #400 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 4:10:30pm

re: #405 thedopefishlives

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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 4:10:40pm
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ObserverArt  May 8, 2017 • 4:11:33pm

re: #403 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL, this doesn’t make any sense at all.
But then he’s wandering around the WH in his bathrobe, looking for light switches…

[Embedded content]

He’s worried, so he’s pressing and off his game. I bet that bathrobe is wet from all the flop sweat.

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 4:12:13pm

re: #406 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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nines09  May 8, 2017 • 4:14:32pm

re: #403 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bubblehead II  May 8, 2017 • 4:15:51pm

Night Lizards. As usual, may the Deity smile down upon you and yours.

Tanya Tucker Sings “Strong Enough to Bend” (1988) [Better Quality]

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 8, 2017 • 4:15:57pm

Anyone want to play with Jim Hoft to see if he falls for this?! ;)

snopes.com

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wrenchwench  May 8, 2017 • 4:17:39pm

Today was a good day. I knew it would be. First thing that happened: I won 5 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. I’m set for a couple of days.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 8, 2017 • 4:22:28pm

re: #382 Backwoods_Sleuth

this evening’s sky as the next storm system approaches:

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half hour later, we now have well-defined mackerel clouds…indicative of windy conditions to come:

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 4:25:22pm

I think, following the application of the magic eraser pad (after the steel wool, after the simmering dish detergent in them, after the barkeep’s friend, after the soaking over the weekend, after the… you get the picture), I have finally successfully gotten 99% of the baked on egg muffins out of the muffin tin.

Never.

Again.

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 4:27:31pm

re: #415 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I think, following the application of the magic eraser pad (after the steel wool, after the simmering dish detergent in them, after the barkeep’s friend, after the soaking over the weekend, after the… you get the picture), I have finally successfully gotten 99% of the baked on egg muffins out of the muffin tin.

Never.

Again.

Yup. Next time, use cupcake liners.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 4:28:34pm

re: #416 thedopefishlives

Yup. Next time, use cupcake liners.

I know. I didn’t have any. I did oil the pan. It didn’t seem to help.

We’ll see if I even bother with this recipe again.

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 4:29:24pm

re: #417 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I know. I didn’t have any. I did oil the pan. It didn’t seem to help.

We’ll see if I even bother with this recipe again.

I’ve found it much more useful for doing miniature chicken pot pies. OM NOM NOM.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 8, 2017 • 4:41:22pm

re: #418 thedopefishlives

I’ve found it much more useful for doing miniature chicken pot pies. OM NOM NOM.

You should share the recipe for those.

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thedopefishlives  May 8, 2017 • 4:42:19pm

re: #419 klys (maker of Silmarils)

You should share the recipe for those.

pillsbury.com

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Barefoot Grin  May 8, 2017 • 4:52:23pm

re: #372 gocart mozart

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When you know you’re not getting the kids back….


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