The Bob Cesca Show: The Brundlefly of Healthcare

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

The Brundlefly of Healthcare: David Ferguson from Rawstory is here today; The 2020 Presidential Election is underway; Sally Yates and James Clapper testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee; Underlying Behaviors; Trump brazenly lied about Clapper’s remarks; Lindsey Graham wants to investigation Trump’s business links to Russia; Macron wins the French election; World war averted; Trumpcare is nothing but a repeal of Obamacare; and more.

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Scottish Dragon  May 9, 2017 • 8:58:36pm
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darthstar  May 9, 2017 • 8:59:16pm
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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 8:59:35pm
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darthstar  May 9, 2017 • 8:59:51pm

Okay…leaving you with Scoobs…time for bed…god I love being in my 50s…

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 9:05:14pm

If “grab ‘em by the pussy” a wasn’t bridge too far for the GOP, Russian collusion is not even worth consideration.

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Scottish Dragon  May 9, 2017 • 9:06:27pm

Pool for Trump FBI pick:

Chris Christie
Rudy Giuliani
That wacko GOP corrupt Alabama governor who got canned last month
Jared Kushner
Ivanka
Richard Clarke
Joe Arpiao
Scott Baio
Dmitri Rybolovlev
Dog the Bounty Hunter
The Russian Foreign Minister

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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 9:07:45pm

re: #5 teleskiguy

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If “grab ‘em by the pussy” wasn’t bridge too far for the GOP, Russian collusion is not even worth consideration.

Too bad they don’t realize what that really means.

The US as a chattel State to Russia because the American President is a debt slave to Putin’s cronies.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 9:09:41pm

With Trump doing his daily routine of sucking all the air out of the room, other headlines get missed.

A big science story today, based on a set of papers, this being one of them:

The age of Homo naledi and associated sediments in the Rising Star Cave, South Africa

New ages for flowstone, sediments and fossil bones from the Dinaledi Chamber are presented. We combined optically stimulated luminescence dating of sediments with U-Th and palaeomagnetic analyses of flowstones to establish that all sediments containing Homo naledi fossils can be allocated to a single stratigraphic entity (sub-unit 3b), interpreted to be deposited between 236 ka and 414 ka. This result has been confirmed independently by dating three H. naledi teeth with combined U-series and electron spin resonance (US-ESR) dating. Two dating scenarios for the fossils were tested by varying the assumed levels of 222Rn loss in the encasing sediments: a maximum age scenario provides an average age for the two least altered fossil teeth of 253 +82/-70 ka, whilst a minimum age scenario yields an average age of 200 +70/-61 ka. We consider the maximum age scenario to more closely reflect conditions in the cave, and therefore, the true age of the fossils. By combining the US-ESR maximum age estimate obtained from the teeth, with the U-Th age for the oldest flowstone overlying Homo naledi fossils, we have constrained the depositional age of Homo naledi to a period between 236 ka and 335 ka. These age results demonstrate that a morphologically primitive hominin, Homo naledi, survived into the later parts of the Pleistocene in Africa, and indicate a much younger age for the Homo naledi fossils than have previously been hypothesized based on their morphology.

This means that shortly before the paleontological records for H. sapiens (the earliest evidence for which is about 200kya), there was another Homo species living in the southern tip of Africa. This species, naledi, was smaller, had a small brain, but may have practiced some toolmaking skills.

The dating of the deposits is important because otherwise anthropologists would have placed naledi much older.

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Charles Johnson  May 9, 2017 • 9:10:28pm

What a fucking utter shitshow.

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Myron Falwell  May 9, 2017 • 9:11:48pm

re: #6 Scottish Dragon

Pool for Trump FBI pick:

Chris Christie
Rudy Giuliani
That wacko GOP corrupt Alabama governor who got canned last month
Jared Kushner
Ivanka
Richard Clarke
Joe Arpiao
Scott Baio
Dmitri Rybolovlev
Dog the Bounty Hunter
The Russian Foreign Minister

That would be the list, no doubt. And they all are ridiculously awful.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 9:12:38pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

What a fucking utter shitshow.

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Yeah I think this is a real possibility. And oyu know, they’re going to push the 0/11 hero and that he went after the Mob to belittle anyone who questions this nomination.

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Jenner7  May 9, 2017 • 9:13:19pm
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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 9:13:25pm

Rudy for AG?

FFS. The man is compromised six ways from Sunday.

Oh, wait, that’s a bonus for this WH, isn’t it?

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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 9:13:26pm
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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 9:14:49pm

re: #12 Jenner7

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So obviously all about Russia.

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jaunte  May 9, 2017 • 9:15:54pm

re: #15 Stanley Sea

So obviously all about Russia.

If you go by what Sarah Huckabee Sanders is pushing.

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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 9:15:58pm

re: #14 Stanley Sea

Eric Holder ✔@EricHolder
To the career men and women at DOJ/FBI: you know what the job entails and how to do it. Be strong and unafraid. Duty. Honor. Country.

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Yes! Someone with some juice responds!

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Jenner7  May 9, 2017 • 9:18:08pm

He also rushed people out because people weren’t defending him.

He’s unstable.

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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 9:20:27pm

At least one news organization understands the importance of this story.

The Guardian is still live-blogging this shit show:

theguardian.com

It’s 5:19 in London, and their links are killer bee.

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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 9:21:13pm

re: #12 Jenner7

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But the fallout seemed to take the White House by surprise. Trump made a round of calls around 5 p.m., asking for support from senators. White House officials believed it would be a “win-win” because Republicans and Democrats alike have problems with the FBI director, one person briefed on their deliberations said.

Instead, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told him he was making a big mistake — and Trump seemed “taken aback,” according to a person familiar with the call.

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goddamnedfrank  May 9, 2017 • 9:21:40pm
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wheat-dogg  May 9, 2017 • 9:22:51pm

re: #9 Charles Johnson

And what a seriously ugly hotel lobby. Hurts my eyes looking at that photo.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 9, 2017 • 9:24:41pm

And this one from the Guardian feed is the Coup de grase:

If confirmed, the news that a grand jury has been convened and has started issuing subpoenas suggests that the investigation into the Trump camp’s links with Moscow has entered a new phase.

Under US law, grand juries (which are larger than normal 12-person court juries) have sweeping powers to compel witnesses to appear, to call for the presentation of documents and to issue indictments.

While the Republican majorities in the House and Senate could hold back congressional investigations and a new FBI director to kill off its counter-intelligence investigation, a grand jury is not under Trump’s control. He may not be able to stop the Russian collusion affair from going to court.

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Jenner7  May 9, 2017 • 9:26:40pm

re: #20 Stanley Sea

He’s so dumb.

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Joe Bacon  May 9, 2017 • 9:28:55pm

re: #6 Scottish Dragon

Pool for Trump FBI pick:

Chris Christie
Rudy Giuliani
That wacko GOP corrupt Alabama governor who got canned last month
Jared Kushner
Ivanka
Richard Clarke
Joe Arpiao
Scott Baio
Dmitri Rybolovlev
Dog the Bounty Hunter
The Russian Foreign Minister

You forgot

Chuck Norris
Pat Boone
Antonio Sabata, Jr.
Nick Searcy
David Clarke
Clint Howard
David Duke…

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 9:28:56pm

re: #23 Eric The Fruit Bat

… a grand jury is not under Trump’s control.

File under famous-last-words.

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Stanley Sea  May 9, 2017 • 9:31:10pm

re: #24 Jenner7

He’s so dumb.

They are all dumb and isolated. That there is not one person in the group to say “Hey, let’s think this through” is scary.

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goddamnedfrank  May 9, 2017 • 9:35:32pm

The more I examine Rosenstein’s letter and behavior here the more it stinks.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 9:35:34pm

Not a lawyer, and not playing one on the internet…

But, a grand jury is only an investigative body, correct? Whatever is found, does it not take someone from the AG or his underlings to actually file charges?

So a grand jury can find whatever they want. That does not mean the parties involved will ever see justice.

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scottslemmons  May 9, 2017 • 9:38:01pm

re: #6 Scottish Dragon

Pool for Trump FBI pick:

Chris Christie
Rudy Giuliani
That wacko GOP corrupt Alabama governor who got canned last month
Jared Kushner
Ivanka
Richard Clarke
Joe Arpiao
Scott Baio
Dmitri Rybolovlev
Dog the Bounty Hunter
The Russian Foreign Minister

To add:
OJ Simpson
Dylan Roof
Sarah Palin
Ted Nugent
Mike Huckabee
David Duke
a cartoon hyena

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 9, 2017 • 9:39:32pm

As if there was any doubt…..
USA Today: Fox News’ Shepard Smith: I didn’t out myself; I was never in

t’s taken two solid weeks for Shepard Smith’s comments about his homosexuality at the University of Mississippi to get national pickup, but in a way, that’s fitting for a man who, for the last decade, never really saw himself as being in the closet.

Smith addressed the elephant in the Fox newsroom during an April 21 speech at Ole Miss’ Meek School of Journalism, where he was once a student. Sitting in the audience: his father, stepfather and his partner.

The Holly Springs, Miss., native said that for his college years and the first two decades of his career, he didn’t hide his sexuality so much as he just steered clear of the issue entirely. He poured himself into his work because he was unprepared to deal with the consequences.

“A. You’re going to hell for it,” he said, listing the reasons he avoided the subject. “B. You’ll never have any friends again. C. What are you going to tell your family? And by the way, you’re on television on the craziest conservative network on Earth,” he joked.”That will probably put you in front of a brick wall. Of course, none of that was true, but that’s how it felt.”

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goddamnedfrank  May 9, 2017 • 9:40:48pm

re: #29 freetoken

Not a lawyer, and not playing one on the internet…

But, a grand jury is only an investigative body, correct? Whatever is found, does it not take someone from the AG or his underlings to actually file charges?

So a grand jury can find whatever they want. That does not mean the parties involved will ever see justice.

Grand Juries can return indictments on their own authority but their decision making pretty much all comes down to what evidence the prosecutor decides to put in front of them.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 9:42:34pm

re: #32 goddamnedfrank

So, even though a grand jury may have started, could not Trump intervene and make sure whatever prosecutors are involved stop supplying evidence?

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scottslemmons  May 9, 2017 • 9:43:46pm

re: #33 freetoken

So, even though a grand jury may have started, could not Trump intervene and make sure whatever prosecutors are involved stop supplying evidence?

The prosecutors could also throw the case. We’ve actually seen that happen in the past, right?

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 9:47:25pm

I hope I didn’t come off too strong downstairs guys. I just needed to defend my Senator and it got carried away in to that argument we’ve neen having since November.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 9, 2017 • 9:47:32pm

It’s still only Tuesday. What fresh Hell will we be subjected to come tomorrow? Nite everyone.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 9:48:45pm

re: #36 GlutenFreeJesus

It’s still only Tuesday. What fresh Hell will we be subjected to come tomorrow? Nite everyone.

Russian Ambassador or FM is coming tomorrow right? Probably a lot of praise from Trump on to him about how great he is.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 9:49:46pm

re: #35 HappyWarrior

Anymouse can be maddingly intransigent sometimes.

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Belafon  May 9, 2017 • 9:50:33pm

re: #38 teleskiguy

________________ can be maddeningly intransigent sometimes.

I think all of us have been in there at some point.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 9:50:55pm

re: #39 Belafon

I think all of us have been in there at some point.

For sure.

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Myron Falwell  May 9, 2017 • 9:50:58pm

re: #33 freetoken

So, even though a grand jury may have started, could not Trump intervene and make sure whatever prosecutors are involved stop supplying evidence?

He probably would do the same to an appointed special prosecutor.

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Joe Bacon  May 9, 2017 • 9:51:29pm

This is reminding me more and more of the Outer Limits episode where the Chinese put an imposter in as President. The Imposter then does whatever the Chinese leader wants.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 9:52:28pm

re: #39 Belafon

Why censor his name?

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 9:52:45pm

re: #38 teleskiguy

Anymouse can be maddeningly intransigent sometimes.

He’s a good guy and I commend him like hell for being a public servant but I really think he really doesn’t read into what I’m saying. I have never ever said that certain regions should be given up completely but I believe in prioritizing too. If I’m running a Presidential campaign for example, I’d run more ads in your Colorado than neighboring Wyoming.

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Myron Falwell  May 9, 2017 • 9:53:40pm

re: #43 teleskiguy

Why censor his name?

I saw it as a “fill in the blank with our name instead.”

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 9:55:25pm

DEMOCRATS WOULD WIN MORE ELECTIONS IF THEY BROUGHT THEIR MESSAGE RIGHT TO THE PEOPLE IN RED STATES.

Yeah. I’m sure the rednecks in Casper, WY are fully ready for socialized medicine. Just go there and tell them about it!

*spit*

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 9:56:14pm

The shit Anymouse was pulling downstairs reeks of purity test bullshit.

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TedStriker  May 9, 2017 • 9:56:20pm

re: #34 scottslemmons

The prosecutors could also throw the case. We’ve actually seen that happen in the past, right?

What happened in Ferguson is Exhibit A for this.

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TedStriker  May 9, 2017 • 9:57:25pm

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 9:57:30pm

re: #45 Myron Falwell

I saw it as a “fill in the blank with our name instead.”

That’s how I read it too. Belafon’s way of saying we’ve all been in that situation before. I don’t want to come off as I don’t care about the people in those areas but oyu know, I really believe that if they’re going to become lighter red, purple, or even blue, it’s on the people who live there to foster that change and not the national party. And I know AM feels we should be feeding more money into those areas and I just don’t agree because I see that those areas are hostile to the National Democratic Party and that it would actually hurt a candidate to have more ties with the DNC than help. I also believe too that those areas need to show a willingness to listen to us and no one ever talks about that. Rural voters are never told that they need to understand why urbanites support gun control policies, safe and legal abortion, LGBT rights, immigrant rights, etc but we sure as shit are told told ot understand them and honestly I just think that’s unfair and I’m technically a rural voter btw.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 9, 2017 • 9:57:46pm

Seems to me Papa Bear has a sex addiction problem….
Jezebel: Ex-Wife Said Bill O’Reilly Attacked Her After She Caught Him Having Phone Sex

Bill O’Reilly’s ex-wife swore in an affidavit that the disgraced Fox News host brutally assaulted her in their Long Island home after she discovered him half-naked and engaging in phone sex, Jezebel has learned.

In the affidavit, which was signed and notarized on October 10, 2011, and later entered as an exhibit in the couple’s divorce proceedings, O’Reilly’s ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy O’Reilly described a sudden spasm of violence on a night in December 2009.

According to McPhilmy’s account, she discovered O’Reilly engaging in phone sex in their bedroom at roughly 10:30 p.m. one evening. O’Reilly then “flew into a fit of rage” and slammed her into a nearby wall, leaving a hole one foot across. He then, the affidavit claims, wrapped his arms around her shoulders, neck, and hands to immobilize her, and violently dragged her out of the bedroom and down a hallway on the second floor of their 4,600-square-foot, $2.4 million home in Manhasset, New York.

O’Reilly went on, the affidavit claims, to drag McPhilmy by the neck down a flight of stairs and through the kitchen, as McPhilmy screamed that he was hurting her. In the kitchen, the affidavit claims, a security guard assigned to protect O’Reilly and his family saw what was going on, at which point O’Reilly stopped the attack. When the guard asked her if she wanted to report the incident to the police, she declined, McPhilmy added.

The guard was startled by O’Reilly’s appearance, McPhilmy wrote, because he was naked from the waist down while attacking her.

Ewwwww…….Brain bleach, STAT!

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 9:59:26pm

re: #47 teleskiguy

The shit Anymouse was pulling downstairs reeks of purity test bullshit.

I saw it as more frustration that he thinks the Dems could have won that mayoral race if they had put more national money into it. He may be right about that but I was trying to point out to him that retaining VA’s governorship and flipping NJ’s is a much bigger priority for them. And I know that comes off snobby but you know what, it’s snobby to treat everyone in a blue state like they’re a fat cat who only has social issues to worry about and not other issues too.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 10:00:38pm

re: #52 HappyWarrior

it’s snobby to treat everyone in a blue state like they’re a fat cat who only has social issues to worry about and not other issues too.

Like I said, purity test bullshit.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 10:01:25pm

In in a mood tonight. I’m pretty angry that I’m watching my country turn into Turkey.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:01:36pm

re: #53 teleskiguy

Like I said, purity test bullshit.

I call it counter-elitism. When rural Americans act like they have a moral superiority over the urbanites. I really really really hate that crap.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:03:32pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

In in a mood tonight. I’m pretty angry that I’m watching my country turn into Turkey.

By all means vent buddy. I’m pretty pissed too at all that’s going on. I’m tired of being told to pity the blue collar white guy who voted for Trump “out of desperation” but never a word for the immigrant who worries about losing his family in an ICE raid. And I’m tired of this prick Trump making a mockery out of an office that once belonged to men like Washingotn, Lincoln, and other great men.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 9, 2017 • 10:04:07pm

At the beginning of the year I felt that if Trump remained President for 6 months, the future of our country was dim. To date, there has been no evidence that any Republicans who are currently in the Senate have any spine, ethics, or decency. Let’s see if this firing makes any difference among that nest of cowards and traitors.

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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 10:05:52pm

re: #33 freetoken

So, even though a grand jury may have started, could not Trump intervene and make sure whatever prosecutors are involved stop supplying evidence?

Don’t think so. The Judiciary is separate from the Executive. That is the strength of the tripartite system of the Constitution.

Drumpf can scream and yell, but it’s out of his hands once it’s in the Judicial system.

Firing Comey means nothing when the issue has passed out of the DOJ’s jurisdiction. Once it got into the Federal Court of Eastern Virginia, it left the Executives purview.

Which reminds me of this extraordinary bit of profanity:

Malcolm Tucker - Purview

Oh, and he is the existing Dr. Who.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 10:06:23pm

You want to know what I think? Liberals are fucking spineless and will let Fuckface Von Clownstick get away with his bullshit. I’m not too hopeful for the future right now.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 9, 2017 • 10:06:32pm

Holy shitfuck if true…..
Just Security: The Knives are out for Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster

Inside the White House, opponents of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s second national security adviser, want him out. This week, they’ve made their campaign against him public, leaking to reporters details about the rocky relationship he has with his boss and trying to paint him as someone hell-bent on overseas nation-building projects that are doomed to fail. The timing isn’t accidental. The effort to damage McMaster comes as the Trump administration decides what its policy should be in Afghanistan, a debate that’s pitting McMaster against Stephen Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist.

“McMaster is pushing this Afghanistan policy through. I think some people are giving him the rope to get it through, hoping he hangs himself with it,” one senior intelligence official said.

The Afghanistan strategy McMaster is pushing, with the support of Defense Secretary James Mattis, would send roughly 3,000-5,000 U.S. and NATO troops to Afghanistan, according to a separate source familiar with the internal deliberations. These troops would be sent to help bulk up the Afghan National Security Forces, which, after years of U.S. assistance, are still struggling against the Taliban, al Qaeda, and a small Islamic State presence in the country.

According to the Washington Post, the new strategy “would authorize the Pentagon, not the White House, to set troop numbers in Afghanistan and give the military far broader authority to use airstrikes to target Taliban militants.” The hope is that by increasing pressure on the Taliban, it will force them to the negotiating table with more favorable terms for Kabul and Washington. Sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan follows a decision made last year by President Barack Obama, who announced in July that 8,400 U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan through January 2017 because of the “precarious” security situation there, undoing his previous plan to draw down to 5,500 by the time he left office.

The Washington Post reported that “those opposed to the plan have begun to refer derisively to the strategy as ‘McMaster’s War,’” and this particular criticism is repeated in a handful of negative stories about McMaster that have already cropped up this week. For those plugged into the dicey world of Trump administration power plays, this slur has the hallmarks of a hit job by Bannon’s team. (It’s worth noting that the same people who oppose McMaster are no fans of Mattis’s moderating influence on the president, but he’s seen as politically untouchable for now.)
The first story aimed at weakening McMaster came Sunday from blogger Michael Cernovich, whose reporting has served as a conduit for the alt-right wing of the White House to air its grievances and get ahead of policies it doesn’t like. Cernovich has pushed conspiracy theories and threatened to smear members of the Trump White House if Bannon is ever removed. Still, the White House has given him press credentials, and he attended a White House briefing last month.

Cernovich is behind this?

No no no no no no no no…..
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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:06:35pm

re: #57 Hecuba’s daughter

At the beginning of the year I felt that if Trump remained President for 6 months, the future of our country was dim. To date, there has been no evidence that any Republicans who are currently in the Senate have any spine, ethics, or decency. Let’s see if this firing makes any difference among that nest of cowards and traitors.

The ones you thought would actually say something about this thing with Comey gave pretty weak sauce shit. McCain pretty much said “Yeah he has the right to do that.” Well yeah he has the right to fire Comey but firing him while Comey is investigating him with the suggestion of an AG who was supposed to be recusing himself? The Senate GOP are a bunch of spineless cowards. They can’t accept the fact that Obama was elected and then actually good at his job. They can’t accept that he beat War Hero McCain and Mtit I lucked into a fortune Romney.

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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 10:06:46pm

re: #38 teleskiguy

Anymouse can be maddingly intransigent sometimes.

Ya think?

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:07:46pm

re: #60 Eric The Fruit Bat

Holy shitfuck if true…..
Just Security: The Knives are out for Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster

Cernovich is behind this?

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I think McMaster will be the next to be canned.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 10:08:35pm

My advice for liberals? Buy a couple of guns. Learn how to shoot. Take some self-defense courses. There’s a whole section of the population that actively want you dead, so prepare yourself.

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Myron Falwell  May 9, 2017 • 10:08:43pm

re: #56 HappyWarrior

I’m tired of being told to pity the blue collar white guy who voted for Trump “out of desperation” but never a word for the immigrant who worries about losing his family in an ICE raid.

Same blue collar white guy who voted “out of desperate” almost assuredly had his fair share of “Hillary for Prison” t-shirts, Benghazi bumper stickers and believes unequivocally that President Obama was born in Kenya.

Fuck their feelings.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:10:08pm

re: #62 austin_blue

Ya think?

I don’t want to turn this into a bashing contest of an active user. It’s just frustrating when you’re trying to tell someone that there’s a noticable difference between two people’s records and that people had reason to be concerned about one of their possible job given that and the double standards that exist in ideological litmus tests for Senator Sanders. I also think the DNC’s power and influence are way way overstaed too but that’s another story.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 10:10:24pm

re: #58 austin_blue

Consider me confused.

I thought the attorneys general, the ones under the AG, are part of the executive branch.

Don’t they have discretion on whether to prosecute or not?

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:12:04pm

re: #65 Myron Falwell

Same blue collar white guy who voted “out of desperate” almost assuredly had his fair share of “Hillary for Prison” t-shirts, Benghazi bumper stickers and believes unequivocally that President Obama was born in Kenya.

Fuck their feelings.

Exactly. I don’t feel bad for that guy. People like my SiL’s sister’s husband’s fanily OTOH. Yeah I feel bad for them because they’re trying to integrate into our country and they have assholes like that yelling at them for looking different and speaking with an accent and accusing them of taking “their jobs.”

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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 10:13:15pm

re: #59 teleskiguy

You want to know what I think? Liberals are fucking spineless and will let Fuckface Von Clownstick get away with his bullshit. I’m not too hopeful for the future right now.

No, no, no. The D’s are stocking up on powder and keeping it dry. And for good reason. This President is flinging himself on his own petard even as we post.

It is a wondrous sight to behold.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 10:16:49pm

re: #69 austin_blue

No, no, no. The D’s are stocking up on powder and keeping it dry. And for good reason. This President is flinging himself on his own petard even as we post.

It is a wondrous site to behold.

And when The President is removed (doubtful) it’ll be President Mike Pence. Not much better. In fact since he’s actually a competent politician it might be worse.

Gay folks, atheists, Muslims, etc., if Pence becomes president, buy a couple of guns, learn to shoot, take self-defense courses. A nice chunk of the population actively want you dead, be prepared.

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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 10:17:39pm

re: #67 freetoken

Consider me confused.

I thought the attorneys general, the ones under the AG, are part of the executive branch.

Don’t they have discretion on whether to prosecute or not?

Yes, of course, but when the issue gets transferred into the Federal Courts, the DOJ loses control of the case. The FBI becomes an investigative entity that supplies supportive evidence through their investigations.

That’s what got the WH so freaked out. They no longer controlled the FBI and they had to can Comey.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 9, 2017 • 10:17:54pm

re: #63 HappyWarrior

I think McMaster will be the next to be canned.

Or he will resign because he has discovered he has no authority. The pro-Russians are running the show.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 10:18:56pm
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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:19:41pm

re: #73 teleskiguy

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Agh~!

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sagehen  May 9, 2017 • 10:20:13pm

re: #52 HappyWarrior

I saw it as more frustration that he thinks the Dems could have won that mayoral race if they had put more national money into it. He may be right about that but I was trying to point out to him that retaining VA’s governorship and flipping NJ’s is a much bigger priority for them. And I know that comes off snobby but you know what, it’s snobby to treat everyone in a blue state like they’re a fat cat who only has social issues to worry about and not other issues too.

Not that they needed national money; they needed Dems who issued public opinions to stop the purity whining, STFU about they can’t support him because he’s not liberal enough, and just say “that’s as liberal as Nebraska offers; he’s a better choice than the R.”

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Myron Falwell  May 9, 2017 • 10:20:44pm

re: #69 austin_blue

No, no, no. The D’s are stocking up on powder and keeping it dry. And for good reason. This President is flinging himself on his own petard even as we post.

It is a wondrous sight to behold.

Watch as Trump single-handedly turns this into another “inaugural crowd” fiasco, keeping this in the headlines for weeks and weeks.

He was caught off guard and looks bad… and won’t let you forget it.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 10:21:41pm

re: #71 austin_blue

Yes, of course, but when the issue gets transferred into the Federal Courts, the DOJ loses control of the case.

I still don’t understand.

If the the AG decides they don’t want to file a formal charge, or if in front of a judge state that they wish for a case to be dismissed, what will the judicial system do, proceed without a prosecutor?

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:22:16pm

re: #75 sagehen

Not that they needed national money; they needed Dems who issued public opinions to stop the purity whining, STFU about they can’t support him because he’s not liberal enough, and just say “that’s as liberal as Nebraska offers; he’s a better choice than the R.”

No argument on that at all.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:28:03pm

It just gets worse and worse with Trump everyday. Tehy told us to give him a chance. Well I gave him more of a chance than they ever gave Obama. And Turmp is actually worse than I thought he wuld be. The pathetic bragging, the constant complaining, etc. WE get it, you won, that doesn’t give you a right to do whatever the fuck without blowback. And his appointments. God where do I start. They’re awful for the most part. McMaster, Mattis, and the VA head may be the only somewhat decent picks. And worst of all? The constant shitting on allies.

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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 10:28:05pm

re: #77 freetoken

I still don’t understand.

If the the AG decides they don’t want to file a formal charge, or if in front of a judge state that they wish for a case to be dismissed, what will the judicial system do, proceed without a prosecutor?

re: #67 freetoken

Consider me confused.

I thought the attorneys general, the ones under the AG, are part of the executive branch.

Don’t they have discretion on whether to prosecute or not?

An expanded version of my last response;

Yes, of course, but when the issue gets transferred into the Federal Courts, the DOJ loses control of the case. The FBI becomes an investigative entity that supplies supportive evidence through their investigations. Foghorn Gollum Leghorn, as the AG, loses control of the process.

That’s what got the WH freaked out. They no longer controlled the FBI investigation and they had to can Comey.

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Myron Falwell  May 9, 2017 • 10:28:32pm

re: #77 freetoken

I still don’t understand.

If the the AG decides they don’t want to file a formal charge, or if in front of a judge state that they wish for a case to be dismissed, what will the judicial system do, proceed without a prosecutor?

Not to forget, Sessions recused himself from this case. He can’t make a decision here anyway.

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goddamnedfrank  May 9, 2017 • 10:29:46pm

re: #33 freetoken

So, even though a grand jury may have started, could not Trump intervene and make sure whatever prosecutors are involved stop supplying evidence?

Sure, but that would put him in Nixon’s shoes.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 10:30:19pm

re: #81 Myron Falwell

Not to forget, Sessions recused himself from this case.

This means that his deputy is the only person that can call for a special prosecutor. And all the smoke signals Rod Rosenstein is putting out indicates he isn’t going that route.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 10:30:29pm

re: #80 austin_blue

But the FBI is part of the executive branch, as demonstrated today.

What makes you think the FBI will be allowed to supply any evidence.

And my second question remains: who prosecutes in a federal case when no one in the DoJ/AG will do it?

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goddamnedfrank  May 9, 2017 • 10:30:32pm

Do as I say not as I tweet:

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 9, 2017 • 10:31:18pm

Curiouser and curiouser as we go down the rabbit hole….
LawNewz: FLASHBACK: Sessions Got ‘Suddenly’ Booted by Clinton’s Attorney General Janet Reno in 1993

The latest faux outrage seized the media-sphere this weekend when news reports noted Attorney General Sessions requested the resignation of those federal United States Attorneys that were yet to resign their posts, as is customary after a change of party in Presidential office. Every United States attorney had notice of this since November 9, 2016, the day after the election. The politically ambitious prosecutor of the Southern District of New York, former chief counsel for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, did a bit of grandstanding before he was fired, but not after opening up his own private twitter account more than a week ago for his anticipated departure from the office. This is commonplace, and the entitled right of the newly elected President. Indeed, a brief history of the timeline of the prosecutors of the Southern District of New York show they were out of office as early as less than a month after the election (Obama) or January (JFK). On top of that, back in 1993, Attorney General Janet Reno gave Jeff Sessions the boot when he was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:34:39pm

re: #86 Eric The Fruit Bat

Curiouser and curiouser as we go down the rabbit hole….
LawNewz: FLASHBACK: Sessions Got ‘Suddenly’ Booted by Clinton’s Attorney General Janet Reno in 1993

The big issue as I recall with Trump is he had no one lined up to replace these US Attorneys. I doubt Trump cares about that at all.

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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 10:36:57pm

re: #84 freetoken

But the FBI is part of the executive branch, as demonstrated today.

What makes you think the FBI will be allowed to supply any evidence.

And my second question remains: who prosecutes in a federal case when no one in the DoJ/AG will do it?

Ah! I understand! The fact is that yesterday Comey supplied evidence to the Eastern Virginia Court.

That cow is out of the barn.

The WH is in panic mode and fired him.

As to your second question- no one unless the Congress appoints a Special Prosecutor. This is the WH’s only hope at this point.

One believes that they are fucked sideways at this point.

All Hail President Pence.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 10:37:37pm

More people know about this in the United States than know about the treason happening in front of our eyes, guaranteed.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:38:06pm

So yeah it is customary for a president to choose their guys, the problem here is Trump had no one in mind to replace them. He just fired many of Obama’s appointees without a plan lined up.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:39:29pm

re: #89 teleskiguy

More people know about this in the United States than know about the treason happening in front of our eyes, guaranteed.

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I’m sure. Sigh.

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Myron Falwell  May 9, 2017 • 10:44:24pm

re: #89 teleskiguy

More people know about this in the United States than know about the treason happening in front of our eyes, guaranteed.

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That was what… two weeks ago? Lame.

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goddamnedfrank  May 9, 2017 • 10:45:24pm
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goddamnedfrank  May 9, 2017 • 10:48:05pm
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William Lewis  May 9, 2017 • 10:49:39pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

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The only thing Spencer is superior at is being a punching bag.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 10:51:58pm

re: #64 teleskiguy

My advice for liberals? Buy a couple of guns. Learn how to shoot. Take some self-defense courses. There’s a whole section of the population that actively want you dead, so prepare yourself.

Imagine though, if we are hit by a major natural and/or man-made disaster. On the scale of Katrina. Or a major terror attack. One that disrupts services and hinders local authorities over a broad area or for a large population.

Expect that President “I never knew it would be this hard” will be overwhelmed and totally lose it (or just go off and hide at Mar-a-Logo), while local vigilantes feel empowered to take authority in their own hands, along with their assault weapons.

Things could get very, very ugly.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:52:18pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

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Brilliant. Seems to run in the family too. Article mentions that his younger brother is an incoming freshman.

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HappyWarrior  May 9, 2017 • 10:53:29pm

Alright sleep time for me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 10:53:37pm

re: #69 austin_blue

No, no, no. The D’s are stocking up on powder and keeping it dry. And for good reason. This President is flinging himself on his own petard even as we post.

It is a wondrous sight to behold.

That is what I read. The people who can bring DT down know they have only one clear shot, so they have to make sure that everything is airtight and irrefutable, that every t is crossed and every i dotted.

That will take time, but I do hope they bring down this lumbering threat to our country.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 10:54:43pm

re: #94 goddamnedfrank

Wave equations always look impressive.

As for Richard Spencer, he’s inferior to even this:

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BeachDem  May 9, 2017 • 10:55:16pm

re: #11 HappyWarrior

Yeah I think this is a real possibility. And oyu know, they’re going to push the 0/11 hero and that he went after the Mob to belittle anyone who questions this nomination.

I think it’s going to be Rudy too—with a side helping of Bernie Kerik. Ugh.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 10:56:30pm

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Imagine though, if we are hit by a major natural and/or man-made disaster. On the scale of Katrina. Or a major terror attack. One that disrupts services and hinders local authorities over a broad area or for a large population.

Expect that President “I never knew it would be this hard” will be overwhelmed and totally lose it (or just go off and hide at Mar-a-Logo), while local vigilantes feel empowered to take authority in their own hands, along with their assault weapons.

Things could get very, very ugly.

If that’s the case, then I implore folks to buy a couple of guns, learn to shoot, take some self defense courses.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 11:01:11pm

The Golden Age of child labor, something the GOP would love to bring back.

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BeachDem  May 9, 2017 • 11:01:37pm

re: #35 HappyWarrior

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Hecuba's daughter  May 9, 2017 • 11:01:40pm

GOP — Grifters, Oligarchs, Putinists.

I don’t think there is anyone in this White House who is willing to tell the truth like John Dean.OTOH, if the investigations continue, there may be rats who will tell the truth to save their necks.

I am old enough to view the FBI with skepticism — it had long been a home of misogynists and racists; certainly the current NY office is not one that should be investigating anything. Let’s hope there are a few independent prosecutors that will persevere and uncover the truth. The House Republicans are dishonest to the core. But perhaps one Republican Senator will step out as a profile in courage.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 11:04:32pm

I guess my point is this: I put no hope in the third branch of government in stopping Trump.

There are only two ways Trump can be stopped:
1) Removal by a decision of the Cabinet to declare him unfit;
2) The House impeaches and the Senate removes.

Both are off the table because Republicans.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 11:05:18pm

re: #106 freetoken

I guess my point is this: I put no hope in the third branch of government in stopping Trump.

There are only two ways Trump can be stopped:
1) Removal by a decision of the Cabinet to declare him unfit;
2) The House impeaches and the Senate removes.

Both are off the table because Republicans.

QFT

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:06:16pm

re: #106 freetoken

I guess my point is this: I put no hope in the third branch of government in stopping Trump.

There are only two ways Trump can be stopped:
1) Removal by a decision of the Cabinet to declare him unfit;
2) The House impeaches and the Senate removes.

Both are off the table because Republicans.

Not until DT totally loses it and becomes a danger not just to the nation, but to the future of the GOP’s grasp on power will they feel compelled to intervene.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 11:06:31pm

Also, I’ve seen no evidence on my Facebook timeline that the Trumpers have changed their mind about Trump. As near as I can tell, all of them would vote for him again.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 11:07:17pm

re: #108 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not until DT totally loses it and becomes a danger not just to the nation, but to the future of the GOP’s grasp on power will they feel compelled to intervene.

I’ve proposed before this is why Ivanka is kept so close. She jingles the keys when its time to leave the room.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:10:06pm

re: #109 freetoken

Also, I’ve seen no evidence on my Facebook timeline that the Trumpers have changed their mind about Trump. As near as I can tell, all of them would vote for him again.

These people can only double down.

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BeachDem  May 9, 2017 • 11:10:08pm

re: #52 HappyWarrior

I saw it as more frustration that he thinks the Dems could have won that mayoral race if they had put more national money into it. He may be right about that but I was trying to point out to him that retaining VA’s governorship and flipping NJ’s is a much bigger priority for them. And I know that comes off snobby but you know what, it’s snobby to treat everyone in a blue state like they’re a fat cat who only has social issues to worry about and not other issues too.

And like it’s the DNC’s fault that Omaha doesn’t have paved roads—not the freaking morons who voted for the moron who won’t pave the roads.

I know from red state bullshit, as you know. And you’re right—it’s not easy to find people to put the time, money and effort into running in races that are almost certainly impossible to win. And yet, some do—and I donate, phone bank, promote and help all I can—and work my ass off on the local and county level.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:12:48pm

re: #112 BeachDem

And like it’s the DNC’s fault that Omaha doesn’t have paved roads—not the freaking morons who voted for the moron who won’t pave the roads.

I know from red state bullshit, as you know. And you’re right—it’s not easy to find people to put the time, money and effort into running in races that are almost certainly impossible to win. And yet, some do—and I donate, phone bank, promote and help all I can—and work my ass off on the local and county level.

Angela Merkel’s party is in power partly because her Christian Democratic Union party put in the groundwork to win back a lot of territory from the SPD in the 70’s, at a time when then the CDU had little chance there.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 9, 2017 • 11:13:29pm

re: #102 teleskiguy

And when they ask you to join the NRA (they will), decline.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:14:37pm

re: #114 GlutenFreeJesus

And when they ask you to join the NRA (they will), decline.

Then they will know who to put on their hit list…

(wish I were joking)

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 11:15:54pm

re: #114 GlutenFreeJesus

Since all of my guns were given to me, I’ve never been asked.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 11:17:35pm

On Facebook’s “trending” bubble for news, there is James Comey second on the list.

The link features first… the Fox News story.

Of course.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 11:18:14pm

BEES

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 11:18:53pm

re: #117 freetoken

Facebook is the largest purveyor of fake news there is.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:22:35pm

re: #119 teleskiguy

Facebook is the largest purveyor of fake news there is.

I recently posted this on FB on a discussion about fake news:

The Zuckerberg corollary: Facebook is a reliable source of news about what your friends are/have been up to, what they are having for dinner and where, cute things that their pets/kids have done, gardening/household tips, upcoming local events, inspirational or witty observations AND NOTHING ELSE AT ALL OUTSIDE YOUR IMMEDIATE SOCIAL/FAMILY CIRCLE

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 11:23:14pm
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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 11:24:46pm

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In other words, outside your bubble.

Facebook: I know what my relatives had for lunch today, and what grandma looked like as a young woman.

That’s the extent of its value.

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austin_blue  May 9, 2017 • 11:24:51pm

Time for bed. But first!

🎵What did we learn on the show tonight, Craig?🎵

Yesterday’s actions will define this WH. The fact that they didn’t think that their actions would affect woke Democrats or the rest of the country is telling.

Of course we think Comey was an asshole for saying he was reopening the investigation of the e-mail bullshit a week before the election. And then saying there was nothing to it.

Of course we were pissed as shit that we believed that he affected the election. But we never put any hard political capital into pushing for his removal. We just seethed because that was all we could do.

But then Comey decided to do his job concerning the Russian influence on the election.

And pressed the issue, dropping a shitpot of evidence into the Eastern Court of Virginia. And was fired for doing exactly what got Drumpf elected.

So the WH is in full panic mode because the money that Drumpf owes to Russians and the leverage that gives the Russians over Drumpf is about to come out. The level of contact that Drumpf surrogates had with the Russians is going to be revealed.

I don’t think this can be stopped.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 11:25:33pm

re: #121 teleskiguy

White-splainin’ to red-skins ….

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 9, 2017 • 11:27:06pm

re: #117 freetoken

On Facebook’s “trending” bubble for news, there is James Comey second on the list.

The link features first… the Fox News story.

Of course.

The top trending story is about the death of some reality TV star I’ve never heard of.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:29:22pm

re: #122 freetoken

In other words, outside your bubble.

Facebook: I know what my relatives had for lunch today, and what grandma looked like as a young woman.

That’s the extent of its value.

I joined FB around 2010 after a bandmate’s friend posted our gig and helped us fill up the place with her FB buddies.

It is highly useful for posting gigs or organizing sessions/events.

And keeping up with far-flung friends and relatives on the chat.

But for god’s sake, it is not a reliable source of news, nor do I get involved in politics, I tend to delete political tweets, be they pro or anti-Trump.

I have found myself debunking fake news posts by both my liberal nephew and my conservative brother.

If I wanna talk politics, there are plenty of sites like this one.

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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 11:34:41pm

re: #125 Eclectic Cyborg

The top trending story is about the death of some reality TV star I’ve never heard of.

Christopher Boykin.

Yeah, new to me too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:36:52pm

re: #127 freetoken

Christopher Boykin.

Yeah, new to me too.

To think that he could’ve been President some day…

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 11:37:37pm

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Unless it’s especially pressing (the ski area wants to build another mega hotel and charge $200 for a day of skiing!) then I stay away from politics altogether on Facebook. I share music and cool science shit.

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Kragar  May 9, 2017 • 11:40:01pm
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freetoken  May 9, 2017 • 11:40:26pm

Well, I’m not against commenting on “political” posts on my Facebook timeline.

If I’m not the one to challenge my relatives, who will?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:40:53pm

re: #129 teleskiguy

Unless it’s especially pressing (the ski area wants to build another mega hotel and charge $200 for a day of skiing!) then I stay away from politics altogether on Facebook. I share music and cool science shit.

yeah, bad puns, stupid videos, interesting non-political information, etc.

but I have blocked or de-friended people for getting to carried away with politics

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:43:49pm

re: #131 freetoken

Well, I’m not against commenting on “political” posts on my Facebook timeline.

If I’m not the one to challenge my relatives, who will?

My nephew posted a fake Donald Trump quote (saying how if he were to run for President, he would run as a Republican because they are so dumb they would accept anybody) that I had to call him out on, and my brother posted a fake photo of the White House illuminated in purple, purportedly in honor of Prince, also a fake.

But otherwise, I see no point in getting wrapped up in political arguments with people who are fact-resistant.

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 11:51:22pm

re: #131 freetoken

Well, I’m not against commenting on “political” posts on my Facebook timeline.

If I’m not the one to challenge my relatives, who will?

Fortunately my relatives and friends who openly espouse politics on their Facebook are fairly non-offensive, especially my older relatives. They do Facebook to see pictures of their grandchildren and post *really* mundane things about their daily lives.

I’ve blacklisted several folks I went to primary school with, though, because they’re hateful fucks and they spewed that shit all over their Facebook page.

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Dr Lizardo  May 9, 2017 • 11:51:36pm

re: #130 Kragar

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Isn’t Amash one of the Freedom Caucus?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 9, 2017 • 11:53:35pm

re: #134 teleskiguy

I’ve blacklisted several folks I went to primary school with, though, because they’re hateful fucks and they spewed that shit all over their Facebook page.

I looked up an old buddy from high school, saw all the pro-gun and anti Obama/Hillary posts on his timeline and decided not to even contact him…

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teleskiguy  May 9, 2017 • 11:55:31pm

Facebook. What a fuckin’ entity in the first world. What a fuckin’ entity. One estimate I’ve seen is that 214 million people (myself included) use Facebook in the United States. The population of the United States is approximately 321 million.

And Mark Zuckerberg is becoming more political as we speak.

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 12:02:13am
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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 12:02:26am

re: #137 teleskiguy

Facebook. What a fuckin’ entity in the first world. What a fuckin’ entity. One estimate I’ve seen is that 214 million people (myself included) use Facebook in the United States. The population of the United States is approximately 321 million.

And Mark Zuckerberg is becoming more political as we speak.

More people have a Facebook account in the United States than folks that voted in the last general election.

This is fine.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 12:09:29am

This news today of Fuckface Von Clownstick firing James Comey is really testing my mettle. We’re descending into a supremely corrupt government with alarming quickness.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 10, 2017 • 12:10:27am

re: #116 teleskiguy

Since all of my guns were given to me, I’ve never been asked.

My conceal carry class instructors asked me to join the NRA when I signed up. I smiled and said no thanks. They are lucky they didn’t press the issue. :)

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 12:11:13am

re: #141 GlutenFreeJesus

My conceal carry class instructors asked me to join the NRA when I signed up. I smiled and said no thanks. They are lucky they didn’t press the issue. :)

I don’t own any pistols, so that has never come up for me either. ;)

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Dr Lizardo  May 10, 2017 • 12:14:04am

re: #140 teleskiguy

This news today of Fuckface Von Clownstick firing James Comey is really testing my mettle. We’re descending into a supremely corrupt government with alarming quickness.

So I wake up today and what do I see? Trump fires Comey and grand jury subpoenas have been issued.

Trump’s going full Nixon.

You never go full Nixon.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 12:14:36am

re: #143 Dr Lizardo

So I wake up today and what do I see? Trump fires Comey and grand jury subpoenas have been issued.

Trump’s going full Nixon.

You never go full Nixon.

Unless you are crazier than Nixon was.

Imagine that.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 12:18:40am

re: #144 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Unless you are crazier than Nixon was.

Imagine that.

And dumber.

That my only saving grace, that Fuckface Von Clownstick is just an inept dumb motherfucker that will bungle his way into prison.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 12:20:23am

re: #145 teleskiguy

And dumber.

That my only saving grace, that Fuckface Von Clownstick is just an inept dumb motherfucker that will bungle his way into prison.

That is why all attempts are being made to portray the investigation into his business dealings and collusion with foreign powers as a partisan witch hunt and political retribution.

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Dr Lizardo  May 10, 2017 • 12:21:38am

re: #144 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #145 teleskiguy

Nixon was competent.

Trump? Not by a country mile.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 12:21:54am

re: #146 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is why all attempts are being made to portray the investigation about his business dealings and collusion with foreign powers as a partisan witch hunt and political retribution.

Republicans were going to do this anyways, seeing as how they gave up any sense of ethics or scruples as soon as a n***** was elected president.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 12:23:05am

re: #148 teleskiguy

Republicans were going to do this anyways, seeing as how they gave up any sense of ethics or scruples objective reality as soon as a n***** was elected president.

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 12:26:14am

Not just in the Pacific are the explorations going on under the sea.

Off the US east coast, looking for methane seeps among other things:

Exploring Methane Seeps on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin: IMMeRSS

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 12:27:08am

The water is quite murky compared to the deep ocean.

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 12:29:46am
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goddamnedfrank  May 10, 2017 • 12:34:39am
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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 12:35:05am

Gaia’s kittens have become total terrors:

Gaia’s Kittens - Fosters for Purrfect Pals

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 12:39:01am

One kitten has become camera-aware:

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justaminute  May 10, 2017 • 12:39:08am

I think people are spending to much time thinking about Treason,

Think more about Trump crime here at home in the US and NYC.

Preet Bhara and files he copied when Trump said your “Staying, and then “you need to quit” and then Preet made him fire him.

Preet’s best friend is James Comey

Russian mob crime and money laundering, that is prime FBI territory.

Kinda like Al Capone being brought down by the IRS/FBI for tax evasion,

According to USA Today, Trump hired a team of lawyers a couple of hours before he fired Comey for his business dealings with Russian,

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 12:44:24am

re: #156 justaminute

According to USA Today, Trump hired a team of lawyers a couple of hours before he fired Comey for his business dealings with Russian,

Does any of this matter if the Republican controlled Congress and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III as the head of the Justice Dept. run things? I’m pessimistic.

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justaminute  May 10, 2017 • 12:50:20am

re: #157 teleskiguy

Yes..Former IRS employee. Now your President, they really do audit taxes every year.

Plus Eric Sniderman is a plus,,and no one knows what the grand juries are looking at.

I have faith,

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 12:50:52am

I’m not in a good mood tonight. I believe this shit right now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 12:54:25am

re: #159 teleskiguy

There’ll be *eight* years of this shit, because citizens of the United States are some of the most heartless folks on the planet.

Trump has led a consequence-free life up to now. He is expert at manipulating people, the media and his business partners. He is a master of creating the illusion of success, wealth and prosperity where none exist.

By selling himself as the “anti-politician”, he has gotten away with violating every rule and convention of politics, campaigning and media relations.

It is entirely possible that he will be re-elected.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  May 10, 2017 • 12:56:43am

Late night thoughts from the left coast…

I’m seeing that one of the new Senate Republican catchphrases on the upcoming healthcare bill is some variation of “… a softer landing…” in ridding our nation of the scourge of healthcare for all. This made me think “What they are saying is that the healthcare plane is going down”. This was followed by “The Republican Senators idea of a soft landing is to hand people parachutes and toss them people out of the plane. The problem is that the parachutes only work for the first hundred feet.”

The states can clean up the bodies as they hit the ground. Problem solving… the Republican way.

Time to smoke another dab. :)

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 12:58:27am

I know that a lot of folks here have been relying on “our system of government” and that all the ills we see will be rooted out within that system. Now? I’m not so sure. I predict mass arrests of protesters and more black people getting shot and killed by police this summer. Not to mention the bombings of Planned Parenthood facilities and the silencing of any street protest by masked armed Nazis.

I wish I was being facetious, but it’s all happening. Right in front of our eyes. Fascism is here, and it’ll be immediately apparent this summer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 12:59:12am

re: #161 Odie Hugh Manatee

I think the Senate just wants to build a longer time delay into the bill so that the GOP will be spared most of the immediate backlash on it in upcoming elections…

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 12:59:58am

With Trump in the pilot’s seat there is no soft landing.

More like the Bermuda Triangle…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 1:01:27am

re: #162 teleskiguy

I know that a lot of folks here have been relying on “our system of government” and that all the ills we see will be rooted out within that system. Now? I’m not so sure. I predict mass arrests of protesters and more black people getting shot and killed by police this summer. Not to mention the bombings of Planned Parenthood facilities and the silencing of any street protest by masked armed Nazis.

I wish I was being facetious, but it’s all happening. Right in front of our eyes. Fascism is here, and it’ll be immediately apparent this summer.

The President has already made remarks that a lot of violently inclined bigots have seen as encouraging or empowering.

The AG has made it clear that he will be less strict about dealing with police departments that use or tolerate excessive force.

And we have an administration that is actively highlighting minority and immigrant crime.

The handwriting is truly on the wall.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 1:07:46am

This is the fourth time I’ve said this on this comment thread, I’ll say it again. If you’re not a TrumpFucker buy a couple of guns, learn to shoot, take some self defense courses, people out there actively *want you dead* so plan accordingly.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 1:12:32am
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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 1:16:44am

re: #162 teleskiguy

I wish I was being facetious, but it’s all happening. Right in front of our eyes. Fascism is here, and it’ll be immediately apparent this summer.

Mark my fucking words. I hate it that I’m predicting such fuckery. No matter, we’re SOL and JWF, shit out of luck and jolly well fucked.

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Patricia Kayden  May 10, 2017 • 1:18:15am

re: #42 Joe Bacon

This is reminding me more and more of the Outer Limits episode where the Chinese put an imposter in as President. The Imposter then does whatever the Chinese leader wants.

O-o. Too close to reality.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 1:19:52am

re: #42 Joe Bacon

This is reminding me more and more of the Outer Limits episode where the Chinese put an imposter in as President. The Imposter then does whatever the Chinese leader wants.

Remember how Obama was a the Manchurian candidate and puppet of foreign powers?

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 1:40:54am
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Single-handed sailor  May 10, 2017 • 1:42:28am

Let me share some wisdom that has kept me sane over these last 60 years.

Don’t panic. As the world changes, things are more like they are now than they have ever been before.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 1:43:09am

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

If Rosenstein cares so much about violations of proper process & procedure why didn’t he wait for IG report, why violate procedure himself?

And it took 11 days to ask for the resignation of someone under a foreign intelligence investigation but less than a day for Rosenstein’s letter to get Comey fired.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  May 10, 2017 • 1:52:37am

re: #163 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That pretty much depends on the expansion states led by Republicans and Portman isn’t sounding good.

Tax cuts are a priority and the Republicans are greedy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 1:55:39am

re: #174 Odie Hugh Manatee

That pretty much depends on the expansion states led by Republicans and Portman isn’t sounding good.

Tax cuts are a priority and the Republicans are greedy.

they do not have enough sense to wait for things to sink in…the old boiling-a-frog trick. They really want to douse everyone with scalding water just so they can get their cuts right away….

and immediately invest them in American industries paying good wages with benefits, right?

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Odie Hugh Manatee  May 10, 2017 • 2:01:38am

re: #168 teleskiguy

Nope, I refuse to believe that. While there are plenty of Trumphumping nuts out there, many Trump supporters are uninformed/misinformed, bitter, angry people who are fine with bad things happening to people they don’t care for. One common thing that I see in our rural area is none of them want to be the ones to do it, people have been elected to do that for them. All they are good for is whining at annoying levels and voting Republicans into office. They aren’t violent and they are too damned lazy to go shooting up things. They have the random nuts they encourage to go do that for them, no need to for them leave the house or sully their hands.

Unfortunately, people are going to get hurt (and die) but it isn’t the end of the world. Yet. :)

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 2:04:37am

re: #12 Jenner7

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“Hail Hydra.”

“Uh, what?”

“Fuck! You’re fired!”

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goddamnedfrank  May 10, 2017 • 2:05:39am
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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 2:08:27am

Ok, as I mentioned earlier, yesterday was big science news day, the publishing of some key papers about the new species Homo naledi.

Quite a bit was published. For the lay person there is a podcast:

Meet Homo naledi
mp3 download: MP3 Audio

Don’t like the host’s use of the phrase “less evolved”, but overall a good podcast with interviews with key scientists.

Discussion of the importance of the discoveries in figuring out human evolution:
Homo naledi and Pleistocene hominin evolution in subequatorial Africa

The species definition itself:
Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

The dating of the deposits:
The age of Homo naledi and associated sediments in the Rising Star Cave, South Africa
in which the window for the skeletons puts it right before the emergence of our own species, which is the shocking news.

A second discovery of bones of the species not far away from the first:
New fossil remains of Homo naledi from the Lesedi Chamber, South Africa

This paper has several neat images of comparative anatomy, my favorite one being of the lower mandible:
Image: elife-24232-fig10-v1.jpg

Also a nearly complete skull from the second site:
Image: elife-24232-fig5-v1.jpg

All of the papers are of course technical, but the podcast is straightforward. A documentary was done last year I believe on the the discovery of the bones in the first site. There are several videos on youtube about the Rising Star expedition, including Berger giving a presentation on the discovery of the site:

Discovering Homo Naledi: Journey to Find a Human Ancestor, Part 1 | Nat Geo Live

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 2:09:33am

re: #178 goddamnedfrank

Theory here is that Trump again casts the investigation as a witch hunt & presents pardons as the only way to “drain the swamp” and move on.

For someone with no record of public service, the last thing he wants to see is government officials serving the public.

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goddamnedfrank  May 10, 2017 • 2:13:16am

re: #178 goddamnedfrank

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Odie Hugh Manatee  May 10, 2017 • 2:15:25am

I have contacted Senator Wyden’s office and requested that there be no confirmation of any Trump FBI director nominee until there is an independent investigation into Trump and his campaign’s web of links to Russia and various Russian entities/persons. Our son and daughter are doing the same later today.

The Trump administration is on fire, forget the smoke.

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 2:37:55am

re: #182 Odie Hugh Manatee

The problem is that Mitch McConnell doesn’t need Democratic senators to vote on nominees anymore.

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 2:44:08am

Just a reminder - McConnell’s wife is part of Trump’s cabinet.

That is all.

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 2:45:45am

Nepotism - that is the current standard of what is meant by “governance” in the USA.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 2:50:24am

re: #176 Odie Hugh Manatee

They aren’t violent and they are too damned lazy to go shooting up things.

I’m afraid you’re wrong. These fuckers have been itchin’ for a Civil War ever since the n***** got elected in 2008. The rural folks in my part of the world are excited, Fuckface Von Clownstick has given them permission to be violent. It’ll get worse before it gets better. This summer is going to be a bloodbath.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 2:52:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 2:55:40am

re: #186 teleskiguy

I’m afraid you’re wrong. These fuckers have been itchin’ for a Civil War ever since the n***** got elected in 2008. The rural folks in my part of the world are excited, Fuckface Von Clownstick has given them permission to be violent. It’ll get worse before it gets better. This summer is going to be a bloodbath.

I do not see a bloodbath as inevitable, but it would become a lot more likely if there were some major natural/man made catastrophe, and even more so if there were a major terrorist attack that could be attributed to Islamists or immigrants/foreigners.

And if we wind up with a Katrina-like situation with public services and order disrupted over large areas or for a large population, we are likely to see vigilantes out there making parts of the US look like Somalia, shooting up anything that they found suspicious, which would basically be anyone with dark skin or a “liberal” appearance.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 2:56:46am

re: #188 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And if we wind up with a Katrina-like situation with public services and order disrupted over large areas or for a large population, we are likely to see vigilantes out there making parts of the US look like Somalia, shooting up anything that they found suspicious, which would basically be anyone with dark skin or a “liberal” appearance.

Today I see this as a more likely than not scenario.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 3:06:55am

The fucking spineless picee of shit pundit class in D.C. is waking up right about now. Chris Cillizza will no doubt have a nice column about how Fuckface Von Clownstick is a great guy who has nothing to do with Russians or Vladimir Putin because he “makes important decisions” and is “forthright in his thought process, via Twitter.”

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 3:11:40am

Like I said earlier, I’m in a mood.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  May 10, 2017 • 3:17:27am

re: #183 freetoken

So? Does that fact mean that I shouldn’t say something? No.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 3:19:50am

re: #192 Odie Hugh Manatee

So? Does that fact mean that I shouldn’t say something? No.

I’ve called and written letters to my congressman (@RepTipton) and my senator (@SenCoryGardner) with little success. In fact, both chowderheads refuse to hold public town halls.

I have to guess that both of them are Russian agents.

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 3:20:37am

So, you’re playing Spades and this is your hand:

What would you bid?

It’s tempting to make a high bid, and 5 is pretty much guaranteed, but I’ve been burnt trying to bid higher in these situations.

Lesson: you never know how the cards landed for the other players. With your hand so skewed, that means the other hands may be too.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  May 10, 2017 • 3:21:38am

re: #186 teleskiguy

I’m rural Oregon and we have our share of big mouthed crazies here. The problem is that the people they really want to get aren’t where they are, are they? Nope. It’s easy to talk big, the internet made that easy. For example, the only reason people here would travel to Portland is for medical care.

Anything else and Portland would chew them up and spit them out.

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Odie Hugh Manatee  May 10, 2017 • 3:23:00am

re: #193 teleskiguy

At least you didn’t sit on your hands and say nothing. That’s more than most Americans can say.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 3:25:26am

re: #196 Odie Hugh Manatee

At least you didn’t sit on your hands and say nothing. That’s more than most Americans can say.

I’m definitely an exception when it comes to my social circles and politics. Doesn’t give me any pleasure that I have to badger these numbskulls on a personal level. And the fact that I’ve been largely ignored makes it all the more galling.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 3:34:28am

Until the following people say anything about the continued treason that Fuckface Von Clownstick is constantly engaged in, FUCKING NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.

Susan Brooks
Pat Meehan
Trey Gowdy
Kenny Marchant
Leonard Lance

Those are the members of the Republican (Traitor) Party on the House Ethics Committee. They ain’t gonna say shit, because they’re fucking traitors.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 3:51:25am
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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 3:53:36am

That’s Fuckface Von Clownstick’s personal bodyguard, that handed James Comey his pink slip.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 3:53:46am

re: #199 teleskiguy

Comey learned he was fired by seeing it on TV. Then, Trump’s goon bodyguard delivered a letter. That’s how alpha males fire people, folks!

as per the headline in the slate, “Trump wanted a public execution”

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 3:59:36am

We were talking about the disgrace of a human being Dark_Falcon earlier. I had to ask him a question on Twitter.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 4:02:05am

re: #202 teleskiguy

We were talking about the disgrace of a human being Dark_Falcon earlier. I had to ask him a question on Twitter.

He kept insisting that he would distance himself from anything like that…

…he distanced himself from here instead.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 4:05:56am

re: #203 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…he distanced himself from here instead.

That’s because he’s a shit human, a hateful fucking disgrace, a liar and a hypocrite.

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fern01  May 10, 2017 • 4:06:25am

re: #56 HappyWarrior

By all means vent buddy. I’m pretty pissed too at all that’s going on. I’m tired of being told to pity the blue collar white guy who voted for Trump “out of desperation” but never a word for the immigrant who worries about losing his family in an ICE raid. And I’m tired of this prick Trump making a mockery out of an office that once belonged to men like Washingotn, Lincoln, and other great men.

Could I add Obama to that list - he belongs right up there with the greatest of Presidents.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 4:08:28am

re: #204 teleskiguy

That’s because he’s a shit human, a hateful fucking disgrace, a liar and a hypocrite.

he’s gone, so it is irrelevant

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peguyjaures  May 10, 2017 • 4:10:29am

re: #22 wheat-dogg

That’s a thorough gutting of what used to be a beautiful historical building. Everything Trump touches turns to gilded shit.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 4:12:02am

re: #206 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

he’s gone, so it is irrelevant

Not according to him. YMMV

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 4:14:18am

re: #204 teleskiguy

That’s because he’s a shit human, a hateful fucking disgrace, a liar and a hypocrite.

I hope Dark_Falcon sees this.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 4:14:30am

re: #208 teleskiguy

Not according to him. YMMV

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aha…he was waffling and dissembling the whole time, then, saying he would not support Trump if it came down to him as candidate, and guess what? Painted his ass into a corner.

And unlike Trump, people here are not going to let him backtrack and relativize.

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Dave In Austin  May 10, 2017 • 4:16:23am
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Mike Lamb  May 10, 2017 • 4:41:58am

re: #211 Dave In Austin

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He’s a fucking child.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 4:42:39am

The morning rage Tweets have commenced.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 4:44:25am

re: #213 The Vicious Babushka

The morning rage Tweets have commenced.

Remember when our presidents communicated in whole sentences, presenting structured concepts and arguments, and not just 140-character outbursts?

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Mike Lamb  May 10, 2017 • 4:46:19am

Also…this is why you don’t add “-gate” to every faux scandal. Firing Comey is a legitimate “gate”…so now what do we call this so it won’t be watered down?

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fern01  May 10, 2017 • 4:46:21am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember when our presidents communicated in whole sentences, presenting structured concepts and arguments, and not just 140-character outbursts?

And now this president is quoting the Drudge report. So much for the “leader of the free world”

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 4:49:39am

re: #216 fern01

And now this president is quoting the Drudge report. So much for the “leader of the free world”

He trusts Drudge, SMOTI, Infowars, Fox and calls everything else “Fake News.”

“Fake News” has a different meaning to Trump than it does to the rest of us. To us, “Fake News” is something that is demonstrably false. To Cheeto Benito, “Fake News” is something that isn’t flattering to him.

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Barefoot Grin  May 10, 2017 • 4:50:40am

CNN right now: KAC
MSNBC: Hugh Hewitt and Nicole Wallace
Fox and Friends’ chyron: Dems’ Double Standard

FFS

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Joe Bacon  May 10, 2017 • 4:50:51am

re: #89 teleskiguy

More people know about this in the United States than know about the treason happening in front of our eyes, guaranteed.

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The truth is that the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine has brainwashed the majority of Americans to the point where they will give pass after pass to anything a Republican does.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 4:52:00am

re: #219 Joe Bacon

The truth is that the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine has brainwashed the majority of Americans to the point where they will give pass after pass to anything a Republican does.

Imagine the reaction to Obama as a twice-divorced father of five children by three wives, firing Comey in October…

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Joe Bacon  May 10, 2017 • 4:54:40am

re: #96 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Imagine though, if we are hit by a major natural and/or man-made disaster. On the scale of Katrina. Or a major terror attack. One that disrupts services and hinders local authorities over a broad area or for a large population.

Expect that President “I never knew it would be this hard” will be overwhelmed and totally lose it (or just go off and hide at Mar-a-Logo), while local vigilantes feel empowered to take authority in their own hands, along with their assault weapons.

Things could get very, very ugly.

If the San Andreas fault goes, Republicans would cheer and say it’s Gawd’s judgement on evil California.

But if the New Madrid fault goes, those same Republican Bible Beating Boobs would blame that on Gawd’s punishing America for letting Gays get married…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 4:55:49am

re: #221 Joe Bacon

If the San Andreas fault goes, Republicans would cheer and say it’s Gawd’s judgement on evil California.

But if the New Madrid fault goes, those same Republican Bible Beating Boobs would blame that on Gawd’s punishing America for letting Gays get married…

Either way, more people would probably get killed in the ensuing armed chaos than in the actual disaster.

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Mike Lamb  May 10, 2017 • 4:56:12am

re: #220 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Imagine the reaction to Obama as a twice-divorced father of five children by three wives, firing Comey in October…

Fixed it for you.

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Weaselone  May 10, 2017 • 4:57:22am

re: #215 Mike Lamb

Also…this is why you don’t add “-gate” to every faux scandal. Firing Comey is a legitimate “gate”…so now what do we call this so it won’t be watered down?

A dead canary?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 4:58:44am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 4:59:05am

re: #215 Mike Lamb

Also…this is why you don’t add “-gate” to every faux scandal. Firing Comey is a legitimate “gate”…so now what do we call this so it won’t be watered down?

Mitchell & Webb

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Joe Bacon  May 10, 2017 • 5:00:57am

re: #171 freetoken

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That Outer Limits episode CREEPED me out as a kid when I saw it the first time. And it was only a month later that JFK was killed. Now we got a real life version of that episode only it’s the Russians who put their stooge in the White House!

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Dr. Matt  May 10, 2017 • 5:02:44am

Every American and foreign intel agency needs to start leaking troves of information about the Orange Tyrant.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 5:04:19am

re: #227 Joe Bacon

That Outer Limits episode CREEPED me out as a kid when I saw it the first time. And it was only a month later that JFK was killed. Now we got a real life version of that episode only it’s the Russians who put their stooge in the White House!

It isn’t so much that he is their stooge or is executing their orders.

Trump is just ensuring that America remains hapless and dysfunctional in all areas ranging from foreign and domestic policy, trade policy to military policy. That allows them a free hand to do whatever they want, wherever they want with minimal interference on our part.

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Joe Bacon  May 10, 2017 • 5:04:20am

re: #190 teleskiguy

The fucking spineless picee of shit pundit class in D.C. is waking up right about now. Chris Cillizza will no doubt have a nice column about how Fuckface Von Clownstick is a great guy who has nothing to do with Russians or Vladimir Putin because he “makes important decisions” and is “forthright in his thought process, via Twitter.”

And don’t forget how Mark Halperin was STILL kissing Trump’s ass and flaunting the brown lipstick on Lardball last night…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 5:04:46am

re: #228 Dr. Matt

Every American and foreign intel agency needs to start leaking troves of information about the Orange Tyrant.

Proof of a massive deep-state conspiracy against him!

/

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wheat-dogg  May 10, 2017 • 5:05:37am

re: #207 peguyjaures

That’s a thorough gutting of what used to be a beautiful historical building. Everything Trump touches turns to gilded shit.

it just drips tackiness, like someone was trying really hard to convey opulence, and didn’t know when to stop adding gold and frou-frou ornamentation.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 5:07:22am

re: #232 wheat-dogg

it just drips tackiness, like someone was trying really hard to convey opulence, and didn’t know when to stop adding gold and frou-frou ornamentation.

Trump uses the same interior decorator that his Russian gangster friends recommended.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 5:08:06am

re: #232 wheat-dogg

it just drips tackiness, like someone was trying really hard to convey opulence, and didn’t know when to stop adding gold and frou-frou ornamentation.

He likes to try to create the impression of wealth, success, opulence and prosperity where none exist.

As long as he can sell that to enough Americans, they will still keep coming back to do business with him.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  May 10, 2017 • 5:10:12am

Americans that don’t learn from Ukrainian history are doomed to live it.

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wheat-dogg  May 10, 2017 • 5:11:23am

re: #233 The Vicious Babushka

Trump uses the same interior decorator that his Russian gangster friends recommended.

I believe it. I saw photos of the former Ukrainian president’s estate.

Compare that kind of over-the-top opulence to the more restrained interior design of Bill Gates’ home. I don’t think there’s a gold-plated anything in the Gates’ home, though they could certainly afford it.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 5:12:12am

re: #218 Barefoot Grin

CNN right now: KAC
MSNBC: Hugh Hewitt and Nicole Wallace
Fox and Friends’ chyron: Dems’ Double Standard

FFS

The matching orders are in I guess.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 5:12:15am

re: #235 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Americans that don’t learn from Ukrainian history are doomed to live it.

I am boycotting the Eurovision Song Contest this year over the political brouhaha surrounding it, it used to be good tacky fun, now it is just plug-ugly.

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wheat-dogg  May 10, 2017 • 5:15:12am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He likes to try to create the impression of wealth, success, opulence and prosperity where none exist.

As long as he can sell that to enough Americans, they will still keep coming back to do business with him.

He’s a con man, and he found a yoooge group of marks to take advantage of.

I’ve been reliving the utter dismay I felt on Nov. 8 (well, Nov. 9 for me). Almost everything I feared would come to pass has, and I’m trying hard to imagine how the USA can recover from this usurper — a real one — and his corrupt family and minions.

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wheat-dogg  May 10, 2017 • 5:16:36am

re: #235 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

Americans that don’t learn from Ukrainian history are doomed to live it.

Trump is recreating Tammany Hall and the Gilded Age. No need to look abroad for comparisons.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 5:18:00am

There’s a big goddamned difference between saying Comey should be fired for his actions before an investigation and then firing him as he’s investigating you. Trump knows there’s something out there that’s going to expose him.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 5:18:45am

re: #240 wheat-dogg

Trump is recreating Tammany Hall and the Gilded Age. No need to look abroad for comparisons.

At least Tammany tried to help regular people.

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wheat-dogg  May 10, 2017 • 5:20:21am

re: #242 HappyWarrior

At least Tammany tried to help regular people.

Up to a point

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 5:20:32am

re: #236 wheat-dogg

I believe it. I saw photos of the former Ukrainian president’s estate.

Compare that kind of over-the-top opulence to the more restrained interior design of Bill Gates’ home. I don’t think there’s a gold-plated anything in the Gates’ home, though they could certainly afford it.

Bill Gates prefers to spend his money on high-tech toys and gadgets that make life fun and easy. He doesn’t give a shit about impressing stupid people.

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fern01  May 10, 2017 • 5:20:35am

Lindsay Graham praising trump for his actions and attacking the democrats and Comey. Why did I think this might be something different. Ryan waiting to see how the wind blows. Another one who always joins the war after it has been won.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 5:24:03am

re: #245 fern01

Lindsay Graham praising trump for his actions and attacking the democrats and Comey. Why did I think this might be something different. Ryan waiting to see how the wind blows. Another one who always joins the war after it has been won.

The Republicans like Ryan see Trump as their means to roll back every progressive achievement accomplished in the last century. That includes Social Security, Medicare, Civil Rights, the 19th Amendment, Progressive Income Tax.

Then they will reward Trump by abolishing the 22nd Amendment.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 5:24:30am

re: #241 HappyWarrior

There’s a big goddamned difference between saying Comey should be fired for his actions before an investigation and then firing him as he’s investigating you. Trump knows there’s something out there that’s going to expose him.

Right now it is about vilifying anyone who has a role in exposing him.

Barring that, the strategy seems to be to make everything so obscure and convoluted that his supporters do not understand who did what and why it was illegal in the first place, so they can claim to be victims of retribution and a political witch-hunt.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 5:26:22am

re: #225 The Vicious Babushka

MOOD

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Between work and this shit, my neck is so tensed that I can barely turn my head.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 5:27:14am

Expect to see more and more of this

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Jay C  May 10, 2017 • 5:30:40am

re: #228 Dr. Matt

Every American and foreign intel agency needs to start leaking troves of information about the Orange Tyrant.

I’m wondering if the French IC may have something to contribute: I’ve seen some speculation that - several major actors being supremely pissed at the Russian-based hacking/interference in their election - they are going to be going after the hackers bigly: and that they think that the folks behind the MacronLeaks crap are either the same ones (or run by the same handlers) who hacked the US elections last year.
Possibly big news if true:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 5:33:04am

re: #250 Jay C

I’m wondering if the French IC may have something to contribute: I’ve seen some speculation that - several major actors being supremely pissed at the Russian-based hacking/interference in their election - they are going to be going after the hackers bigly: and that they think that the folks behind the MacronLeaks crap are either the same ones (or run by the same handlers) who hacked the US elections last year.
Possibly big news if true:

If the people who leaked on Macron are connected to the leakers in the USA (which is likely) then the French have no reason not to spill all the haricots.

Of course it will all be faux nouvelles

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wheat-dogg  May 10, 2017 • 5:36:06am

re: #249 The Vicious Babushka

Cabbie is not putting 2 and 2 together. He’s happy to help people flee the USA into Canaada, and at the same time unable to examine why it’s even necessary, when they were already granted refuge in the States.

I’m glad he’s helping (for a fare, no doubt), but chagrined to see how obtuse he is.

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wheat-dogg  May 10, 2017 • 5:37:46am

re: #250 Jay C

I’m wondering if the French IC may have something to contribute: I’ve seen some speculation that - several major actors being supremely pissed at the Russian-based hacking/interference in their election - they are going to be going after the hackers bigly: and that they think that the folks behind the MacronLeaks crap are either the same ones (or run by the same handlers) who hacked the US elections last year.
Possibly big news if true:

I read that Macron is ready to go after the ratfckers big time, including Wikileaks and its Russian connections.

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Alephnaught  May 10, 2017 • 5:37:50am

Remember that twitter thread yesterday about Trump’s tweet providing foreign leaders with a live update on his mental status?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 5:38:12am

re: #252 wheat-dogg

Cabbie is not putting 2 and 2 together. He’s happy to help people flee the USA into Canaada, and at the same time unable to examine why it’s even necessary, when they were already granted refuge in the States.

I’m glad he’s helping (for a fare, no doubt), but chagrined to see how obtuse he is.

Also, he’s happy to help immigrants GET OUT of the US but doesn’t say anything about helping people who COME IN.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 5:43:20am

Look at this crybaby draft dodger==>

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Henny Penny  May 10, 2017 • 5:45:26am

I hope the next FBI director wears a big ten gallon cowboy hat and crocodile shit kickers. And a mullet, mullets will be the next big thing!

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(alpuz)  May 10, 2017 • 5:47:15am

re: #257 The Crusher

I hope the next FBI director wears a big ten gallon cowboy hat and crocodile shit kickers. And a mullet, mullets will be the next big thing!

David Clarke? You may just get that wish - minus the mullet.

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Lupin  May 10, 2017 • 5:48:43am

File me under those who believe nothing substantial will happen.

It would seem most people “in the know” here claim to know that Trump has been laundering Russian mob money for years.

Also there are just too many nazis in the U.S.

At best you’ll end up in a kleptocratic hybrid of Russia and Mexico; at worst, Yugoslavia.

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Jay C  May 10, 2017 • 5:51:50am

re: #253 wheat-dogg

I read that Macron is ready to go after the ratfckers big time, including Wikileaks and its Russian connections.

Heh. Bad news for somebody if true: the French are really not the folks you want to have seriously pissed off at you.

PS: Anybody know WTF Combover Caligula is gibbering about re Sen. Blumenthal? I realize it’s a bit rich for Draft Dodger Donnie to try to shade anybody else’s service (or even the lack thereof), but what’s the deal?

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 5:51:59am

re: #256 The Vicious Babushka

Look at this crybaby draft dodger==>

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Greatest military frauds in U.S history? Yeah okay Donald. Keep on making this about Blumenthal and less about the fact that you’re a bigger crook than Nixon.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 5:52:30am

re: #253 wheat-dogg

I read that Macron is ready to go after the ratfckers big time, including Wikileaks and its Russian connections.

Good.

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lawhawk  May 10, 2017 • 5:52:40am

re: #6 Scottish Dragon

Jason Chaffetz.

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Belafon  May 10, 2017 • 5:53:28am

This is a point we have to keep hammering:

President Donald Trump weighed firing his FBI director for more than a week. When he finally pulled the trigger Tuesday afternoon, he didn’t call James Comey. He sent his longtime private security guard to deliver the termination letter in a manila folder to FBI headquarters.

He had grown enraged by the Russia investigation, two advisers said, frustrated by his inability to control the mushrooming narrative around Russia.

Comey’s firing was entirely done to stop the Russia investigation.

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Lupin  May 10, 2017 • 5:53:31am

re: #250 Jay C

French news are reporting this morning that the NSA alerted French Intelligence ahead of time re the Macron Hack.

Nice to see that not all US institutions are working to sabotage my country.

Award for Best Hypocritical Congratulations Message go to Putin for saying in effect, “let bygones be bygones and work together” after the failure of his hack. Still beats Trump’s non-message tho.

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Myron Falwell  May 10, 2017 • 5:55:28am

re: #256 The Vicious Babushka

Look at this crybaby draft dodger==>

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Trump single-handedly will keep this in the news cycle. He and his goons were caught off guard in misunderestimating the reaction to his firing, and they look bigly bad. And he won’t let the damn thing go.

It’s another “inaugural crowd” fiasco. Annoying for us, but good for us. Really really bad for Trump.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 5:55:42am

re: #264 Belafon

This is a point we have to keep hammering:

Comey’s firing was entirely done to stop the Russia investigation.

Yep. Hopefully firing Comey makes it all the worse for him just as firing Cox made things worse for Nixon.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 5:56:45am

re: #266 Myron Falwell

Trump single-handedly will keep this in the news cycle. He and his goons were caught off guard in misunderestimating the reaction to his firing, and they look bigly bad. And he won’t let the damn thing go.

It’s another “inaugural crowd” fiasco. Annoying for us, but good for us. Really really bad for Trump.

Yeah it is bad for him. Is it popular his numbers may drop even more? I think he’s already hit his ceiling in approval rating but has he in disapproval?

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jeffreyw  May 10, 2017 • 5:56:46am

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Pork Belly with Pickled Mustard Greens

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 5:56:56am

re: #267 HappyWarrior

Yep. Hopefully firing Comey makes it all the worse for him just as firing Cox made things worse for Nixon.

Fucking Coxsacker…

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Myron Falwell  May 10, 2017 • 5:57:24am

re: #240 wheat-dogg

Trump is recreating Tammany Hall and the Gilded Age. No need to look abroad for comparisons.

It’s the Guilded Age redux, if a color-blind Liberace parody was the fashion designer.

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Jay C  May 10, 2017 • 5:58:46am

re: #265 Lupin

French news are reporting this morning that the NSA alerted French Intelligence ahead of time re the Macron Hack.

Nice to see that not all US institutions are working to sabotage my country.

Award for Best Hypocritical Congratulations Message go to Putin for saying in effect, “let bygones be bygones and work together” after the failure of his hack. Still beats Trump’s non-message tho.

And I’m sure Putin’s message - whatever its contents - was probably better composed (in French or Russian) than Trump’s ungrammatical nonsense. And almost certainly less of a howling national embarrassment than the imbecilic tweets DT belches out….

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 5:59:02am

HE SO MAD BRA

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Belafon  May 10, 2017 • 5:59:33am
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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 6:01:04am

re: #275 Belafon

Headline writers…

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lawhawk  May 10, 2017 • 6:02:29am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in NYC metro area.

Turns out those were the days.

Now, every day reveals another layer of GOP complicity in Trump’s gutting of the Constitution, the oath of office, and their obligations to defend the nation against threats foreign and domestic.

Trump and his cronies is that clear and present danger.

Comey’s firing was entirely about Russia, no matter how he and the GOP attempt to spin it. There’s lots of GOP flack claiming that Democrats are hypocritical over wanting to see Comey gone and now complaining that Comey is gone.

The thing is that Democrats are consistent - it’s all about the timing. They can be critical of Comey’s judgment to time the letter about Clinton emails and not informing the public that Trump’s people were under investigation AND be critical of Trump’s firing of Comey for actions that occurred weeks and months ago.

The timing of the firing is curious. Forget curious, it’s critical given that Comey’s investigations were continuing into Russia-Trump (and cronies) connections.

Sessions was involved in this decision, despite his own perjury on Russia-connections. He’s complicit in all this just as surely as Trump is.

The GOP who are silent, would have been calling for Clinton’s scalp and drawing up impeachment had she been the one to fire the FBI director who was investigating Clinton (and admin) malfeasance, let alone connections to foreign influence and all the things we know so far relating to Flynn (but which applies to Sessions, Kushner, Trump, and all the rest).

The GOP wont move forward with a special investigation. They wont move forward with impeachment against Trump. They sit in fear of their own voters, who they’ve radicalized over decades of nonstop lies about Democrats, government, and that means that they’re complicit in Trump’s criminality and actions that repeatedly violate the US Constitution and their oaths of office. By not taking steps to defend the nation from threats foreign and domestic - and Trump is the nexus of both - the GOP shows that they are incapable of showing any leadership, let alone fulfill their own oaths and obligations.

That means that unless and until Congress reverts to Democratic party control, this is gonna stew. The GOP has shown that it lacks a spine or any willingness to uphold the Constitution when it comes to Trump and his cronies. They think it’s more important to throw chaff in the air and complain about leakers, ignoring what evidence they’ve provided (the Yates/Clapper hearing was proof of this).

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 6:04:41am
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Belafon  May 10, 2017 • 6:05:43am
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Myron Falwell  May 10, 2017 • 6:07:08am

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

What a fucking moron. (Fuckabee, not Tapper.)

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 6:07:13am
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Mike Lamb  May 10, 2017 • 6:07:19am

re: #275 Belafon

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This is how he gets away with it. A derelict or depraved media framing complaints as partisanship.

Firing Comey is not. Fucking. Normal.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 6:09:08am

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

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So Huck, how much did you pay Donald to hire your daughter?

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Belafon  May 10, 2017 • 6:09:26am

Reading the APR, and I think this comment by Nate Silver is worth thinking about, even if our favorite site is LGF:

Social media can encourage conformity and groupthink and reinforce everyone’s prior beliefs, leading them to believe there’s a surfeit of evidence for a flimsy conclusion.

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Myron Falwell  May 10, 2017 • 6:10:07am

re: #278 The Vicious Babushka

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 6:11:21am

So sick of this. You can think Comey acted improperly and still think it was messed up beyond reason that Trump fired him during an investigation of Trump.

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Belafon  May 10, 2017 • 6:13:16am

#286 HappyWarrior:

If Trump were shot, I would still want the shooter prosecuted. I wouldn’t think any higher of Trump, but I would want the law followed.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 6:13:34am

re: #256 The Vicious Babushka

Such classy much presidential.

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steve_davis  May 10, 2017 • 6:14:02am

“We combined optically stimulated luminescence dating of sediments with U-Th and palaeomagnetic analyses of flowstones to establish that all sediments containing Homo naledi fossils can be allocated to a single stratigraphic entity (sub-unit 3b), interpreted to be deposited between 236 ka and 414 ka.”

I love it when paleontologists talk dirty!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 6:14:33am

When you’ve lost Baby Whiplash…

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austin_blue  May 10, 2017 • 6:14:50am

re: #142 teleskiguy

I don’t own any pistols, so that has never come up for me either. ;)

I have long guns, no pistols. Wouldn’t have one near me.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2017 • 6:16:13am

re: #287 Belafon

#286 HappyWarrior:

If Trump were shot, I would still want the shooter prosecuted. I wouldn’t think any higher of Trump, but I would want the law followed.

If Trump dies in office from any cause— syphilis, meteor strike, spontaneous combustion—the country would be irretrievably damaged. Oliver Stone would make out, though.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 6:16:33am

re: #290 The Vicious Babushka

When you’ve lost Baby Whiplash…

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Ben’s first mistake was thinking Huckabee could make sense.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 6:16:48am

re: #237 HappyWarrior

The matching orders are in I guess.

No marching orders needed. Media just has this stuff queued up.

half sarc

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 6:17:04am

re: #287 Belafon

#286 HappyWarrior:

If Trump were shot, I would still want the shooter prosecuted. I wouldn’t think any higher of Trump, but I would want the law followed.

Exactly.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 6:17:28am

re: #260 Jay C

Heh. Bad news for somebody if true: the French are really not the folks you want to have seriously pissed off at you.

PS: Anybody know WTF Combover Caligula is gibbering about re Sen. Blumenthal? I realize it’s a bit rich for Draft Dodger Donnie to try to shade anybody else’s service (or even the lack thereof), but what’s the deal?

Blumenthal made comments years ago about “serving in Vietnam”. While he was in the military during the Vietnam War, he was never deployed overseas or to the Vietnam theater.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 6:18:19am

This is our new normal guys though and I’m deeply cynical about how we’ll recover.

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Myron Falwell  May 10, 2017 • 6:18:36am

re: #292 Decatur Deb

If Trump dies in office from any cause— syphilis, meteor strike, spontaneous combustion—the country would be irretrievably damaged. Oliver Stone would make out, though.

Irretrievably damaged … as opposed to what the GOP rank-and-file have done to us right now?

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2017 • 6:19:30am

re: #298 Myron Falwell

Irretrievably damaged … as opposed to what the GOP rank-and-file have done to us right now?

This is survivable—we’ve only lost a generation or so of progress.

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Joe Bacon  May 10, 2017 • 6:21:38am

re: #237 HappyWarrior

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Unshaken Defiance  May 10, 2017 • 6:21:59am

re: #286 HappyWarrior

So sick of this. You can think Comey acted improperly and still think it was messed up beyond reason that Trump fired him during an investigation of Trump.

In a sane world this would be a Captain Obvious moment. In Foxworld, myopia and loyalty demand this be outright inexplicable. Smh.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 6:23:57am

re: #301 Unshaken Defiance

In a sane world this would be a Captain Obvious moment. In Foxworld, myopia and loyalty demand this be outright inexplicable. Smh.

It’s the result of years of black and white thinking deeply engrained in the right wing mind.

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Myron Falwell  May 10, 2017 • 6:24:48am

re: #218 Barefoot Grin

CNN right now: KAC
MSNBC: Hugh Hewitt and Nicole Wallace
Fox and Friends’ chyron: Dems’ Double Standard

FFS

Andy Lack, the good GOP lackey he is, wants to give Hugh Hewitt a show of his own on MSNBC.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 6:26:00am

Hey folks, someone yesterday said that this administration was too crazy for The West Wing.

I know that 24 is a controversial show, but the 24: Live Another Day miniseries involved a President who was suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s. His Chief of Staff, also his son-in-law, forged the President’s signature on an order extraordinary renditioning Jack Bauer.

The Russian ambassador finds out about this and proceeds to blackmail the Chief of Staff.

So, yeah, 24 beat reality to this story.

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Citizen K  May 10, 2017 • 6:27:23am

Ugh.

Managed to finally get a ‘day off’ from this shit, working and focusing on something big and personal on my end and having it go off fantastically. Wake up this morning and finally look here, and…

Holy jesus christ. This is the beginning of the end, and I have no idea whether it’s that for Trump or for us, because this is some banana republic shit going on. And the media is…predictably finding cover for Trump now. Because of course they fucking would.

I’m inching back close to ‘hate everything’ mode and I’m barely awake.

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lawhawk  May 10, 2017 • 6:27:31am
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Joe Bacon  May 10, 2017 • 6:27:52am
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lawhawk  May 10, 2017 • 6:31:07am
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fern01  May 10, 2017 • 6:31:30am

re: #303 Myron Falwell

Andy Lack, the good GOP lackey he is, wants to give Hugh Hewitt a show of his own on MSNBC.

Nicole Wallace looked sane in comparison to Hewitt - dimwit class on his own

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Myron Falwell  May 10, 2017 • 6:33:04am

My head fucking hurts, and it’s not the pollen.

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Dave In Austin  May 10, 2017 • 6:34:29am

I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but now I know what it is… It’s like someone kicked the ant pile that is DC and the media……

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Teukka  May 10, 2017 • 6:34:56am

re: #150 freetoken

Not just in the Pacific are the explorations going on under the sea.

Off the US east coast, looking for methane seeps among other things:

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Not meaning to raise any alarm, but several continental shelves are areas rich in buried methane clathrates.
Methane clathrates which are quite (read: infamously) dependent on temperature as to how much methane they can hold.
And the deposits aren’t exactly small. And when the methane goes, so does the clathrate integrity, and anything resting on it.

TL;DR one-two punch, decent sized tsunami and a massive release of a GHG 18 times more potent that carbon dioxide…

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 6:36:57am

re: #311 Myron Falwell

My head fucking hurts, and it’s not the pollen.

GOP circling the wagons even sooner than I anticipated.

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makeitstop  May 10, 2017 • 6:37:12am

Lost amid all the smoke and noise surrounding Comey is the fact that Trump lawyered up yesterday.

It might look like he took the upper hand yesterday, but he’s freaking the fuck out right now.

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 6:38:14am

Not in my lifetime has there been a situation like this.

We are in unprecedented territory, at least from what I can recall of reading of the past.

There were bigger crises (Civil War), but this is different.

Strange that we live in a time when so much good could be done with the tools we have made, but our nation chooses instead to just give up caring about responsibility in the highest offices in the land.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 6:38:55am

re: #315 makeitstop

Lost amid all the smoke and noise surrounding Comey is the fact that Trump lawyered up yesterday.

It might look like he took the upper hand yesterday, but he’s freaking the fuck out right now.

He thinks he can handle this the same way he handled all those lawsuits from contractors he didn’t pay.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 6:39:01am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 6:41:36am
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(alpuz)  May 10, 2017 • 6:43:01am

re: #312 Dave In Austin

I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but now I know what it is… It’s like someone kicked the ant pile that is DC and the media……

You may have to explain that metaphor to those of us who don’t have to deal w/ fire ants. :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 6:43:27am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 6:44:51am
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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 6:44:54am

re: #321 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Because the Russians hacked the RNC and have how much dirt on them?

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Unshaken Defiance  May 10, 2017 • 6:46:41am

re: #322 The Vicious Babushka

I loved this when I saw it…

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 6:48:19am

re: #321 Backwoods_Sleuth

Transparency. Accountability. Rule of Law.

/

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 6:48:59am

re: #321 Backwoods_Sleuth

As I wrote, we are in unprecedented territory now.

When someone (Grassley) who used to be seen as slightly more honorable, or at least law-abiding, than the average politician now just gives up any pretense of caring, then we’re in trouble.

This is not Nixon again. Back then the Democratic party was powerful, controlled Congress.

Now all of the federal branches of power in the US are in the hands of one, intra-cooperating, party, headed by a probably-dementia-suffering narcissist.

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Dave In Austin  May 10, 2017 • 6:49:03am

re: #320 (alpuz)

You may have to explain that metaphor to those of us who don’t have to deal w/ fire ants. :)

Kicking the biggest ant hill Eva!

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Unshaken Defiance  May 10, 2017 • 6:49:22am

re: #325 Sir John Barron

Transparency. Accountability. Rule of Law.

/

Feels like a history reference.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 6:52:30am

re: #326 freetoken

When someone (Grassley) who used to be seen as slightly more honorable, or at least law-abiding, than the average politician now just gives up any pretense of caring, then we’re in trouble.

Can only go down hill from here.

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Dave In Austin  May 10, 2017 • 6:54:59am

Babies are getting ready for the next big step. This has been fun. If you live in the range of this little bird, I highly recommend placing a box.

Eastern Screech Owlet. Lake Travis, TX.
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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 6:55:55am

Another strangeness of our time, which previous eras did not have, is that our means of decision making is very quick, and news, or gossip, or innuendo, or slander, now can be passed around in a matter of minutes, to millions of people.

Most Americans get their “news” from just a few large corporations, who compete only in the sense of maximizing advertising revenues, not competing on the fidelity of their “news”.

We really are entering a new era, one of the oligarchy of the corporate boards, all interlocking. Ironically, the only competitor to them is a new form of fascism that relies on demonizing Mexicans and Muslims.

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lawhawk  May 10, 2017 • 6:56:15am

re: #324 Unshaken Defiance

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 6:57:14am

re: #332 lawhawk

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Nixon may have been a power-hungry President looking out for himself, but at least he wasn’t co-opted by a hostile foreign government.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 6:57:37am

re: #332 lawhawk

Tricky Dick: Yeah but I never had a Fox News or MSNBC to flack for me. Today’s GOP has all the fun.

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Decatur Deb  May 10, 2017 • 6:58:16am

Have to make the bed. That means power tools, plywood, and hardware. BBL

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Bubblehead II  May 10, 2017 • 6:58:54am

re: #333 Timothy Watson

Nixon may have been a power-hungry President looking out for himself, but at least he wasn’t co-opted by a hostile foreign government.

You sure about that? He did go to China. :-)

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wheat-dogg  May 10, 2017 • 6:59:09am

re: #327 Dave In Austin

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Marabunta!

Ants attack Jack Reitzen

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 7:01:26am

And even the college students are not going to fight back.

Most of them are under a mountain of debt that they are afraid will sink them if they don’t get a high paying job.

And btw, the Democrats here are as guilty as the Republicans. By stressing that the reason to go to college is to get a good paying job, the goal now is to get a good paying job, and failing that becomes a critical life failure.

I missed the protest era of the Vietnam war in college. When I went to school we just had to worry about Carter then Reagan. It was not a very motivating time for college students to protest anything.

The increase in personal debt (both college students and in general) now guarantees that individuals will feel forced to comply with whatever their employers/government tells them to do.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 7:04:27am

re: #338 freetoken

And even the college students are not going to fight back.

Most of them are under a mountain of debt that they are afraid will sink them if they don’t get a high paying job.

And btw, the Democrats here are as guilty as the Republicans. By stressing that the reason to go to college is to get a good paying job, the goal now is to get a good paying job, and failing that becomes a critical life failure.

I missed the protest era of the Vietnam war in college. When I went to school we just had to worry about Carter then Reagan. It was not a very motivating time for college students to protest anything.

The increase in personal debt (both college students and in general) now guarantees that individuals will feel forced to comply with whatever their employers/government tells them to do.

Yeah, this is the thing that most of the hand-wringing about the collapse of the middle class, the flattening of earnings growth, usually overlooks. Individual debt is through the roof. Certainly is for me. Trying to correct it, but it’s slow going.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 7:05:09am
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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 7:10:21am

re: #339 Sir John Barron

And it’s going to get worse.

The tax cuts for the wealthy and the corporations - this is why the Republicans are hanging together in light of the Trump mess - will bring a tremendous burden to the US Treasury that will be met by belt tightening, to use a euphemism.

I expect reductions/limitations in all sorts of things, if the tax cuts get pushed through.

Oh, the package will be sold with trickle-down economics, which everyone who isn’t a rube knows is a con. But in the end we’ll be left with increases in debt.

And that means higher interest rates.

And that means for the bottom 90% of America increased costs in anything having to do with money.

And with a likely change in bankruptcy laws, at least for poor people, that means you’ll carry your debt for the rest of your life.

When you are old and can’t take care of yourself - too bad.

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CongoJack  May 10, 2017 • 7:10:58am

Am I allowed a sick day for panic attacks caused by American politics?

I’ve been having a slow panic attack since Comey was fired.

All I want to do is sleep and wake up and all of this shit to be over.

If I didn’t have a kid on the way I’d run to Canada right freaking now.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 7:11:48am

re: #342 CongoJack

Am I allowed a sick day for panic attacks caused by American politics?

I’ve been having a slow panic attack since Comey was fired.

All I want to do is sleep and wake up and all of this shit to be over.

If I didn’t have a kid on the way I’d run to Canada right freaking now.

Mental health day? I guess that depends on how liberal (pardon the pun) your employer is with sick time.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 7:13:25am
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Joe Bacon  May 10, 2017 • 7:13:35am

MEANWHILE AT THE KREMLIN…

Everything going according to plan

He’s succeeded where Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev failed. He’s destroying the United States and he’s done it in collusion with the Republican Party!

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 7:18:19am

And to this day, the AP still has no problem dealing with Nazis like Richard Spencer:
The secret deal the Associated Press made with the Nazis during WWII

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makeitstop  May 10, 2017 • 7:26:03am

I just called Gillibrand’s, Schumer’s and King’s offices to demand an independent prosecutor and a stop to all Senate business until we get one.

Gillibrand and Schumer’s people were nice. King’s people were douchebags. Exactly what I expected.

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CongoJack  May 10, 2017 • 7:28:26am

re: #343 Timothy Watson

Mental health day? I guess that depends on how liberal (pardon the pun) your employer is with sick time.

Reasonably liberal. I work for the state here in Colorado. Though in my specific office I am the only liberal person here (well the only non BernieBro, Jillbot, or Trumphumper). They all dont pay attention to this unless it is an election year and I’m here in my office beside myself (and my concentration is next to nil).

I’m in my early 30s. Was 17 (senior in HS) when 9/11 happened. This firing of Comey is the biggest thing I’ve witnessed. Yes - I believe this is bigger than 9/11 as 9/11 was an attack, it was shocking but it was a threat outside of the US. This is a threat to all of us from the President and I am losing faith in just about everything this country once stood for.

Freedom of Press - going out the window (thank god that magical balance fairy is around /).

Public rights going away - I dont want to live in a polluted cesspool and I want information freedom (privacy rights).

Critical thinking - is now next to non-existent large swathes of the US - thanks Fox “News” and the deterioration of education (especially in the south).

The only thing saving me is the grand jury. But that process is slow and I’m afraid we will be at a point of no return before that process completes.

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Targetpractice  May 10, 2017 • 7:28:52am

re: #347 makeitstop

I just called Gillibrand’s, Schumer’s and King’s offices to demand an independent prosecutor and a stop to all Senate business until we get one.

Gillibrand and Schumer’s people were nice. King’s people were douchebags. Exactly what I expected.

I’d call my Senators, except they’re both Democrats who agree that there is a need for an independent prosecutor.

Meanwhile, my district is represented by a first-term GOP hack who spent time here at home just a few months ago trying to cover his ass on Trump. Calling him to demand anything would be a waste.

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KGxvi  May 10, 2017 • 7:32:57am

re: #349 Targetpractice

Meanwhile, my district is represented by a first-term GOP hack who spent time here at home just a few months ago trying to cover his ass on Trump. Calling him to demand anything would be a waste.

Call him. Freshmen congresscritters might still be reachable. He needs to know that he’s going to be unemployed in a year and a half idea he ties his career to the lead balloon that is Trump

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makeitstop  May 10, 2017 • 7:33:46am

re: #349 Targetpractice

I’d call my Senators, except they’re both Democrats who agree that there is a need for an independent prosecutor.

Meanwhile, my district is represented by a first-term GOP hack who spent time here at home just a few months ago trying to cover his ass on Trump. Calling him to demand anything would be a waste.

I’d make the calls anyway.

My senators are Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand - and we know where they stand.

And King’s been around for a while, and he’s a conservative asshole.

But get your voice on the record. Your reps need to hear from you.

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Targetpractice  May 10, 2017 • 7:35:42am

re: #350 KGxvi

re: #351 makeitstop

Fair enough, I’ll make the calls.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 7:36:56am

re: #349 Targetpractice

I’d call my Senators, except they’re both Democrats who agree that there is a need for an independent prosecutor.

Meanwhile, my district is represented by a first-term GOP hack who spent time here at home just a few months ago trying to cover his ass on Trump. Calling him to demand anything would be a waste.

Freshman Congressmen are the easiest to defeat usually, I would give him a call. And Trump only won that district 48.47%-45.03%.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 7:45:10am

re: #348 CongoJack

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 7:52:29am

Two headlines. Same story:

Filipino teacher in US arrested for soliciting sex from 13-year-old girl

Read Creepy Texts Christian School Teacher Sent Teen Student, According To Cops

Which is more relevant: that he came from the P.I. or that he is a self professed Christian instructor?

You decide:

From first link:

[…]

His teacher’s website is reported to have posted, among other things-“By faith, Christ saved me from my sins when I was in high school,” Elechicon said on his page.

On what he teaches: “You will learn a solid creation-based worldview and that, contrary to popular belief, operational science runs counter to the idea of evolution and ‘millions of years,’” Elechicon says of his creationism curriculum. “The facts of nature, rightly interpreted, provide an irrefutable case for the accuracy and trustworthiness of the book that claims to be the inspired word of the Creator Himself!”

[…]

From second link:

On his teacher web page, Elechicon says he teaches creation through “Biblical glasses” as part of his science course.

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Birth Control Works  May 10, 2017 • 7:56:11am

re: #54 teleskiguy

In in a mood tonight. I’m pretty angry that I’m watching my country turn into Turkey.

Well, it seems, for many, it is still better than having a Democratic Woman in the Oval O
Office.

*spit*

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Bubblehead II  May 10, 2017 • 8:01:02am

Markets not reacting well

DJIA -44.33
Nasdaq -12.83
S&P 500 -2.36

But gold is up +$5.90

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stpaulbear  May 10, 2017 • 8:01:59am

LOL at John Cole at Balloon Juice:

In this one part play, I will represent the Democrats, Donald Trump will be Donald Trump, and the part of James Comey will be played by a pizza.

SCENE: A small pizza shop, with John Cole and Donald Trump sitting at a table together, a sad pizza in between the two of them.

John Cole: This pizza tastes funny, smells funny, and I’m not sure what is going on with it and it might be bad for your stomach, Donald.

Donald Trump: *Grabs pizza, shakes it violently, yells “FUCK YOU PIZZA,” pulls down his pants and wipes his ass with pizza, pretends to hump pizza, throws a slice at the wall, drops pizza on floor, jumps on it, squats over pizza box and shits on it, wipes feces on his face like war paint, and sits down at the table.*

John Cole: What the fuck did you just do that for?!?

Donald Trump: Wait a minute here, buddy. You just told me that pizza tasted funny.

And scene.

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Birth Control Works  May 10, 2017 • 8:02:21am

re: #332 lawhawk

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hmmm, didn’t that FBI have a special file on Nixon?

( and many, many others? )

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Myron Falwell  May 10, 2017 • 8:02:32am

re: #355 freetoken

On his teacher web page, Elechicon says he teaches creation through “Biblical glasses” as part of his science course.

And he was arrested on Good Friday, no less.

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Birth Control Works  May 10, 2017 • 8:03:57am

re: #319 The Vicious Babushka

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Whoa!

Brave New World indeed!

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Birth Control Works  May 10, 2017 • 8:05:20am

re: #342 CongoJack

Am I allowed a sick day for panic attacks caused by American politics?

I’ve been having a slow panic attack since Comey was fired.

All I want to do is sleep and wake up and all of this shit to be over.

If I didn’t have a kid on the way I’d run to Canada right freaking now.

I’ve felt that way since the election. Have friends that are moving.

so jealous.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 8:06:29am

re: #359 Birth Control Works

hmmm, didn’t that FBI have a special file on Nixon?

( and many, many others? )

Probably, J. Edgar died in 1972, and one of the people fired in Saturday Night Massacre had been acting FBI Director until Nixon had appointed a replacement director and he had been confirmed.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 8:11:10am
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Romantic Heretic  May 10, 2017 • 8:13:17am

re: #319 The Vicious Babushka

Hole-ee shit.

The world has gone down the rabbit hole.

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FormerDirtDart  May 10, 2017 • 8:15:37am

Senior Fellow at Brookings. Editor in Chief: Lawfare (@lawfareblog).

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Targetpractice  May 10, 2017 • 8:15:51am

re: #358 stpaulbear

LOL at John Cole at Balloon Juice:

That really is it in a nutshell, the only plausible excuse that Trump (and, by extension, wingnuts) have is “You said mean things about Comey once, so you’re totally okay with firing him!” Well, I got a shitload more bad things to say about Trump, when’s he getting shitcanned?

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 8:18:09am
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FormerDirtDart  May 10, 2017 • 8:18:31am
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Romantic Heretic  May 10, 2017 • 8:21:27am

re: #338 freetoken

That will last only until the students realize they’ll never get out from under that pile of debt.

Their owners will find ways that it is never paid off. Probably company scrip and company stores like they used to have in the late 19th Century.

Once people have nothing left to lose they’ll scream, “Enough!” Hopefully change will not involve a lot of blood. I’m not hopeful though.

Les Mis “Do You Hear The People Sing”

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calochortus  May 10, 2017 • 8:23:02am

A small ray of sunshine:
The Senate won’t revoke methane rules.

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FormerDirtDart  May 10, 2017 • 8:24:53am

re: #358 stpaulbear

LOL at John Cole at Balloon Juice:

re: #367 Targetpractice

That really is it in a nutshell, the only plausible excuse that Trump (and, by extension, wingnuts) have is “You said mean things about Comey once, so you’re totally okay with firing him!” Well, I got a shitload more bad things to say about Trump, when’s he getting shitcanned?

I think he forgot the whole middle of the scene where tRump vehemently denies there is anything wrong with the pizza, calls the pizza marvelous, fantastic, the best pizza he’s ever had, that anyone has ever had, tweets repeatedly that John Cole is spreading fake news about the quality of the pizza…

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 8:24:55am

re: #370 Romantic Heretic

I doubt much will change except people will get deeper in debt.

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makeitstop  May 10, 2017 • 8:26:43am

re: #372 FormerDirtDart

I think he forgot the whole middle of the scene where tRump vehemently denies there is anything wrong with the pizza, calls the pizza marvelous, fantastic, the best pizza he’s ever had, that anyone has ever had, tweets repeatedly that John Cole is spreading fake news about the quality of the pizza…

…he has full confidence in the pizza….

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 8:27:05am

re: #371 calochortus

Notice how Reuters frames it:

In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules […]

See, the administration wants freedom, while Obama oppressed those oil and gas companies.

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Bubblehead II  May 10, 2017 • 8:27:46am

re: #364 The Vicious Babushka

Read that over at the Idaho Statesman. Both tablets will have to be replaced.

Prinzing said both tablets will have to be replaced because, in removing the tags, Boise’s Parks and Recreation Department used chemicals that also removed ink from the tablets’ engraved lettering. Those letters are too shallow to be re-inked, he said.

Replacing the tablets will cost $20,000, he said.

Read more here: idahostatesman.com

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Romantic Heretic  May 10, 2017 • 8:29:39am

re: #373 freetoken

We’ll see.

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 8:30:13am

re: #376 Bubblehead II

For that price, I’d cast the tablets in metal. Any future tagging will thus be rendered much easier to removed.

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FormerDirtDart  May 10, 2017 • 8:31:44am

re: #374 makeitstop

…he has full confidence in the pizza….

He blows (deeply disturbing) kisses at the pizza

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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 8:32:22am

This guy is playing at being president

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calochortus  May 10, 2017 • 8:32:52am

re: #375 freetoken

Notice how Reuters frames it:

See, the administration wants freedom, while Obama oppressed those oil and gas companies.

I’m not sure that is highly significant. The emission standards do restrain the oil and gas companies.
The upside is that they didn’t want to be prevented from regulating methane in the future.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 8:33:48am

re: #380 Stanley Sea

This guy is playing at being president

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Hey BernieBros, remember when you wouldn’t vote for Clinton because she met with Kissinger?

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Hecuba's daughter  May 10, 2017 • 8:34:15am

re: #349 Targetpractice

I’d call my Senators, except they’re both Democrats who agree that there is a need for an independent prosecutor.

Meanwhile, my district is represented by a first-term GOP hack who spent time here at home just a few months ago trying to cover his ass on Trump. Calling him to demand anything would be a waste.

You have to do it so that he knows there is opposition. If they don’t hear, they think that their constituents don’t care.

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freetoken  May 10, 2017 • 8:34:18am

re: #381 calochortus

I think it is significant. We’re talking about extraction on federal lands here. The companies have no right to public lands, other than we the people wish to grant them.

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calochortus  May 10, 2017 • 8:34:21am

re: #380 Stanley Sea

This guy is playing at being president

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I just about spit my coffee all over the screen.

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scottslemmons  May 10, 2017 • 8:36:16am

re: #370 Romantic Heretic

Once people have nothing left to lose they’ll scream, “Enough!” Hopefully change will not involve a lot of blood. I’m not hopeful though.

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Listen, I’ve been collecting knives and fireaxes and stilettos and crowbars and delightfully sharp needles and tonfa sticks and full-sized replicas of that giant sword from the “Final Fantasy” game, and I’ll be damned disappointed if I don’t get to use ‘em.

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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 8:37:30am

I mean did the yam call Kissinger to get his ass from NYC to the White House stat?

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Dr Lizardo  May 10, 2017 • 8:37:59am

re: #380 Stanley Sea

This guy is playing at being president

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austin_blue  May 10, 2017 • 8:38:16am

re: #380 Stanley Sea

This guy is playing at being president

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And Henry has shrunk quite a bit!

(Did he refer to Drumpf as “Mein Fuhrer”?)

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makeitstop  May 10, 2017 • 8:38:17am

re: #380 Stanley Sea

This guy is playing at being president Nixon

From the look of it.

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Lupin  May 10, 2017 • 8:38:49am

re: #345 Joe Bacon

MEANWHILE AT THE KREMLIN…

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He’s succeeded where Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev failed. He’s destroying the United States and he’s done it in collusion with the Republican Party!

While the Russians certainly deserve their share of blame, they are after all only playing their part. The root of the problem is that you have had too many nazis roaming free in the US and you’ve tolerated it for a long time based on the belief that [insert defense of First amendment here]. Eventually nazis do what nazis do, and they’ve f*cked up your country. I’ve been arguing this for 5 years on doc Conspiracy’s blog.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 8:41:55am

re: #375 freetoken

Notice how Reuters frames it:

See, the administration wants freedom, while Obama oppressed those oil and gas companies.

The oil and gas industries are people, my friends..

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I cannot.  May 10, 2017 • 8:43:13am

re: #391 Lupin

I’ve been arguing this for 5 years on doc Conspiracy’s blog.

On WHOSE blog? That sounds like an interesting blog…

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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 8:44:54am

re: #390 makeitstop

From the look of it.

Kissinger is 93. The yam is trying to kill him.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 10, 2017 • 8:45:11am

re: #244 The Vicious Babushka

Bill Gates prefers to spend his money on high-tech toys and gadgets that make life fun and easy. He doesn’t give a shit about impressing stupid people.

And, spend his money on helping others through The Bill and Melinda Gate’s Foundation.

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I cannot.  May 10, 2017 • 8:46:03am

re: #394 Stanley Sea

That would be the first good thing Trump ever did in his life.

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Belafon  May 10, 2017 • 8:46:12am

#371 calochortus:

Graham, McCain, and Collins joined the Democrats on this.

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Dr Lizardo  May 10, 2017 • 8:55:29am

Wish I could claim credit for this, but it comes from a Reddit user.

Three Indictments for the Executive-Branch under the sky,

Seven for the Senate in halls of stone,

Nine for Trump Associates, doomed to die

One for the Orange Lord on his Gaudy throne

In the Land of Washington where the Shadows lie.

One Indictment to rule them all, One Indictment to find them,

One Indictment to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

Heh.

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FormerDirtDart  May 10, 2017 • 9:00:13am
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Jenner7  May 10, 2017 • 9:01:33am

I called my Senator, Mike Lee. Before I could go into my speech, his aide asked if this was about the Trump investigation. I said yes. Then she asked if I wanted a Trump investigation. I said I wanted a special prosecutor. She said she would let the Senator know and thanks for calling. They must be getting a shit ton of calls.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 9:03:03am

re: #400 Jenner7

I called my Senator, Mike Lee. Before I could go into my speech, his aide asked if this was about the Trump investigation. I said yes. Then she asked if I wanted a Trump investigation. I said I wanted a special prosecutor. She said she would let the Senator know and thanks for calling. They must be getting a shit ton of calls.

FAKE GEORGE SOROS FUNDED CALLERS FROM MEXICO!!1!!

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Targetpractice  May 10, 2017 • 9:03:05am

re: #399 FormerDirtDart

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It seems the move was due to a confluence of events that made it clear to the Trump cabal that, rather than ramping down or going nowhere, the FBI investigation was only expanding in a manner that would eventually end up at 1600 Penn Ave.

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FormerDirtDart  May 10, 2017 • 9:03:12am
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CongoJack  May 10, 2017 • 9:08:01am

Just heard on the radio that Comey is no longer testifying in the Senate committee tomorrow. So tRump got what he wanted - Comey’s voice/information may now be ignored by the damn Grumpy Old Pricks in charge of said committees.

Banana republic here we come (or are already here).

I’ve started down the google hole for ‘immigration and asylum in Canada’ - just in case.

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Birth Control Works  May 10, 2017 • 9:12:26am

Share if you Agree

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Belafon  May 10, 2017 • 9:12:35am

#404 CongoJack

Stay and fight. If we don’t fight it here, it’ll spread its tentacles into other countries. The US is too big and powerful to not affect other countries.

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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 9:13:27am

He’s looking worse for wear!

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Targetpractice  May 10, 2017 • 9:14:38am

So a quick check shows that the GOP went bugfuck insane over now Acting-Director McCabe’s having any part in “Emailgate” because his wife ran for Senate with money from Terry McAuliffe. So how long before they start bucking for him to join his ex-boss in the unemployment line?

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 9:15:55am

re: #408 Targetpractice

So a quick check shows that the GOP went bugfuck insane over now Acting-Director McCabe’s having any part in “Emailgate” because his wife ran for Senate with money from Terry McAuliffe. So how long before they start bucking for him to join his ex-boss in the unemployment line?

That’s actually my district.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 9:16:34am

THIS IS FINE.

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FormerDirtDart  May 10, 2017 • 9:20:32am
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lawhawk  May 10, 2017 • 9:23:50am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 9:24:38am
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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 9:24:51am

re: #411 FormerDirtDart

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Hahaha

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Birth Control Works  May 10, 2017 • 9:25:47am

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 9:25:57am

re: #413 Timothy Watson

Gee willikers, Ed, that sounds like a novel solution!
Promising a streamlined ‘corporate culture’, Gillespie says he’ll look to shed 1,000 jobs from state government

Can’t wait for Perriello or Northam to take him out of his political misery.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 10, 2017 • 9:26:28am

re: #410 The Vicious Babushka

THIS IS FINE.

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Complicity will kill us all.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 9:26:59am

re: #413 Timothy Watson

Gee willikers, Ed, that sounds like a novel solution!
Promising a streamlined ‘corporate culture’, Gillespie says he’ll look to shed 1,000 jobs from state government

Another victory for the White Working Class.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 9:29:58am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 9:31:38am

re: #407 Stanley Sea

He’s looking worse for wear!

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more:

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Birth Control Works  May 10, 2017 • 9:33:31am
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Targetpractice  May 10, 2017 • 9:35:16am

re: #413 Timothy Watson

Gee willikers, Ed, that sounds like a novel solution!
Promising a streamlined ‘corporate culture’, Gillespie says he’ll look to shed 1,000 jobs from state government

OFFS.

Gillespie’s proposal to shrink the state’s payroll without layoffs is part of a broader reorganization plan that Gillespie said could make Virginia the “best managed state in the country” by modernizing government, improving customer service and creating a better “corporate culture.”

You know what I don’t associate with businesses that cut thousands of jobs? Improved customer service. In fact, I generally see the exact opposite, as the people who are left find themselves buried under paperwork, dealing with bureaucratic tangles because the people who used to be there to sort it all out are now gone, and stressed the fuck out because they’re expected to do the work that two or more people used to handle.

Oh, and further down:

After going into great detail Wednesday morning about his plan to improve the inner workings of the state bureaucracy, Gillespie was asked for his response to Trump’s stunning decision to fire FBI director James Comey Tuesday night.

The news out of Washington, coming amid FBI scrutiny of possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian operatives, has transfixed political observers, but Gillespie said he needed to get more information before commenting.

“I just have not had a chance to focus on it,” Gillespie said.

Another profile in courage./////

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 9:36:42am

re: #422 Targetpractice

OFFS.

You know what I don’t associate with businesses that cut thousands of jobs? Improved customer service. In fact, I generally see the exact opposite, as the people who are left find themselves buried under paperwork, dealing with bureaucratic tangles because the people who used to be there to sort it all out are now gone, and stressed the fuck out because they’re expected to do the work that two or more people used to handle.

Oh, and further down:

Another profile in courage./////

It’s like with cutting taxes, you get more revenue. Cut taxes all the way down to $0 and you get the most revenue. It’s like that with the customer service and government personnel staffing.

/

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 9:36:48am

I don’t know what the Northam campaign is doing but at the Perriello campaign, we are hitting cowardly Ed for refusing to criticize Trump.

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FormerDirtDart  May 10, 2017 • 9:36:59am

Because of course they are…

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Birth Control Works  May 10, 2017 • 9:37:32am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 9:38:14am

o_O

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b.d.  May 10, 2017 • 9:39:34am
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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 9:39:35am

re: #422 Targetpractice

OFFS.

You know what I don’t associate with businesses that cut thousands of jobs? Improved customer service. In fact, I generally see the exact opposite, as the people who are left find themselves buried under paperwork, dealing with bureaucratic tangles because the people who used to be there to sort it all out are now gone, and stressed the fuck out because they’re expected to do the work that two or more people used to handle.

Oh, and further down:

Another profile in courage./////

Exactly. Cutting these jobs makes things more difficult for both state workers and people who rely on those agencies. It’s just stupid and Ed is a coward, at least Stewart knows he’s a fascist bootlick. Ed is from the DF wing of party above all else, who cares if people are screwed.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 9:40:06am

re: #427 Backwoods_Sleuth

o_O

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Uh huh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 9:40:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 9:41:02am
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FormerDirtDart  May 10, 2017 • 9:41:44am
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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 9:42:25am

re: #425 FormerDirtDart

Because of course they are…

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So much small government wnd individual rights there. I’m convinced that the GOP’s war on transgendered folks is a direct response to losing the SSM battle so they found a new boogeyman for their snowflakes base.

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Jay C  May 10, 2017 • 9:44:38am

re: #419 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Even allowing for the fact that these “diplomatic” releases are usually meaningless boilerplate, one thing (IMO) stands out. “Reining in Iran and Iranian proxies”?? Aren’t the Russians and Iranians pretty much on the same side re Syria?

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 9:45:22am

re: #433 FormerDirtDart

By “more resources” maybe Comey meant “more paper, fax machines, computers, etc”.

///

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 9:46:56am
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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 9:47:51am

re: #413 Timothy Watson

Gee willikers, Ed, that sounds like a novel solution!
Promising a streamlined ‘corporate culture’, Gillespie says he’ll look to shed 1,000 jobs from state government

If the lamestream media actually had a brain cell in its collective heads, they should have immediately asked which state agencies will see the brunt of those cuts.

And he claims remaining state employees will see a pay increase from the savings of getting rid of a 1,000 employees. If you cut about 0.07% of the state’s employees (percentage based of 125,196 state employees, counting 64,450 in colleges and universities), what percentage pay increase will the remaining employees see?

Honestly, if he’s worried about state employees maybe he should force the General Assembly to fund the Virginia Retirement System instead of writing IOUs in place of the state’s contribution to the system.

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 9:48:52am

re: #437 jaunte

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Yeah I’m sure you’d be saying this if Obama ever fired Comey. He does this in January, small issue but doing it in May while he’s being investigated? Yeah that sounds fishy.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 9:49:12am

re: #433 FormerDirtDart

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Same Sarah Flores who worked for Carly Fiorina and the RNC?

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Birth Control Works  May 10, 2017 • 9:50:26am
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Targetpractice  May 10, 2017 • 9:50:28am

re: #437 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Words that would never have been uttered by a Republican under a Clinton presidency.

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 9:50:55am

re: #439 HappyWarrior

I had to laugh at the willful blindness of the phrase “a fresh start.”

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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 9:51:30am

re: #443 jaunte

I had to laugh at the willful blindness of the phrase “a fresh start.”

Yep.

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 9:52:03am
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Targetpractice  May 10, 2017 • 9:52:09am

re: #438 Timothy Watson

If the lamestream media actually had a brain cell in its collective heads, they should have immediately asked which state agencies will see the brunt of those cuts.

And he claims remaining state employees will see a pay increase from the savings of getting rid of a 1,000 employees. If you cut about 0.07% of the state’s employees (percentage based of 125,196 state employees, counting 64,450 in colleges and universities), what percentage pay increase will the remaining employees see?

Honestly, if he’s worried about state employees maybe he should force the General Assembly to fund the Virginia Retirement System instead of writing IOUs in place of the state’s contribution to the system.

The (empty) promise of pay increases is supposed to allay the reality that will set in for those who are expected to remain that they’re about to get cornholed royally by the new administration while their elder counterparts are pushed out the door with a pink slip and directions to the nearest Wal-Mart hiring greeters.

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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 9:52:53am

Called my rep & senators.

Spoke to person at Rep.
Left message for Kamala Harris
Dianne Feinstein’s # is busy

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Mike Lamb  May 10, 2017 • 9:54:50am

re: #433 FormerDirtDart

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The DOJ’s technology is amazing. They can spontaneously create “more resources” without additional money.

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Mike Lamb  May 10, 2017 • 9:56:09am

re: #437 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Which is why firing the head of the FBI is so common…wait, what?

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mmmirele  May 10, 2017 • 9:56:27am

I saw a story about a taxi driver who was driving people to Canada, even those who had legal status here in the USA. But then there’s this guy, who was also driving people to Canada and overcharging:

For the last several months, the route north has been marked by desperation. Migrants lacking legal status in the United States have been fleeing to Canada by taking buses to Plattsburgh, N.Y., and then hailing taxis to a country road that dead-ends in an unofficial border crossing.

It is a 25-mile cab ride to a new life, for which the going rate is $50 to $75. But one cabdriver was charging $100 to $300 in cash, depending on his mood. And his passengers were not in a position to complain.

But after a two-month investigation into the price-gouging practices of several taxi companies ferrying passengers to the border in Champlain, N.Y., the New York State attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, is to announce on Wednesday that he has obtained a court order against Christopher Ray Crowningshield, the owner and operator of Northern Taxi.

Mr. Crowningshield had to pay the state $2,500. He must also post fares in the two taxis he operates, cannot charge more than 10 times the Plattsburgh maximum fare, $7.50, and must call the attorney general’s office each time he picks up a passenger headed for Roxham Road.

“This case sends a strong message: We won’t hesitate to protect our most vulnerable neighbors, in Plattsburgh, or New York City, or anywhere else around New York,” Mr. Schneiderman said in an email.

nytimes.com

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Teukka  May 10, 2017 • 9:56:54am

re: #421 Birth Control Works

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“I view things as they are, without regard to place or person;
my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”

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makeitstop  May 10, 2017 • 9:57:04am

Yes, I know it’s fake. Funny, though.

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Dr Lizardo  May 10, 2017 • 9:57:49am

A sanity break; “Pat a Mat” (Pat and Mat), in the episode Pračka (washing machine). Some Czech humor.

Pat & Mat - Pračka

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 10:06:49am
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Eventual Carrion  May 10, 2017 • 10:09:46am

re: #281 The Vicious Babushka

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Hope the mutual handjob was enjoyable afterwards.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 10:09:56am
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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 10:12:46am

re: #454 jaunte

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too much.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 10:12:56am
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EmmaAnne  May 10, 2017 • 10:13:11am

OK, I took Klys’s words to heart, and made a page intended to motivate us to fight rather than giving in to despair.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 10:13:31am

re: #457 Stanley Sea

Private enterprise has captured our political system and is going to kill it.

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Targetpractice  May 10, 2017 • 10:14:24am

re: #458 The Vicious Babushka

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That is definitely an unexpected twist.

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 10:14:32am

Betsy DeVos is speaking at a graduation ceremony today.

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 10:15:03am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 10:16:58am
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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 10:17:21am

Will someone who knows help EmmaAnne out?

Would someone please remind me how to make an image show up with the story?

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scottslemmons  May 10, 2017 • 10:18:07am

re: #454 jaunte

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Ugh, Republicans in Texas are taking their cues from Greg Abbott and going all in on cruelty and sadism.

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Dave In Austin  May 10, 2017 • 10:18:34am
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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 10:19:10am
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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 10:22:57am

Seriously, I enjoy this melt down. I hope for a spectacular ending.

2nd tweet = HaHA

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Mike Lamb  May 10, 2017 • 10:25:32am

re: #463 jaunte

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I don’t know what the fuck the administrators were thinking. At my undergrad and law school graduations, they gave students input on who would be the keynote speaker. Doesn’t appear that student feedback was solicited here.

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ObserverArt  May 10, 2017 • 10:26:05am

re: #382 Timothy Watson

Hey BernieBros, remember when you wouldn’t vote for Clinton because she met with Kissinger?

The Bernie Supporters I know are still happy they didn’t vote for Clinton. They see Trump as the punishment this country deserves. They are saying they had integrity and sent a message to the Democratic party. Bottom line to any Berner is the Democrats screwed up by running the most unpopular Republican-Lite-Neocon ever in Hillary. And they are sticking to it. It is written!

That is the state of America.

472
Belafon  May 10, 2017 • 10:27:20am

#469 Stanley Sea

You know what you end up with when the head of the government becomes isolated? Someone who acts like the leader of North Korea? All this will do is make him more and more paranoid.

So he watched a whole lot of Fox during Obama’s years, and thought all of the coverage was just due to Obama being black?

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 10:27:56am

re: #470 Mike Lamb

The administrators think Trump is going to kill their funding.

“In a few days, my Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will give the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University, a school founded by the great Mary McCleod Bethune and committed to leadership and service. Secretary DeVos chose an HBCU as the venue for her first commencement address to demonstrate my administration’s dedication to these great institutions of higher learning.”
washingtonpost.com

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makeitstop  May 10, 2017 • 10:27:58am

re: #469 Stanley Sea

Seriously, I enjoy this melt down. I hope for a spectacular ending.

[Embedded content]

Time for the media to lean the fuck into it. Scrutinize his fat ass until he can’t take it any more.

Would he pull a Palin? Bomb another country? Blurt out something really incriminating?

Let’s find out.

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Skip Intro  May 10, 2017 • 10:28:32am

re: #347 makeitstop

I just called Gillibrand’s, Schumer’s and King’s offices to demand an independent prosecutor and a stop to all Senate business until we get one.

Gillibrand and Schumer’s people were nice. King’s people were douchebags. Exactly what I expected.

Turtle McConnell has said no special prosecutor, no way.

Anybody surprised?

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EPR-radar  May 10, 2017 • 10:29:13am

re: #470 Mike Lamb

I don’t know what the fuck the administrators were thinking. At my undergrad and law school graduations, they gave students input on who would be the keynote speaker. Doesn’t appear that student feedback was solicited here.

DeVos getting an honorary degree from a historically black college? What could possibly go wrong?

Despite its valiant efforts, the Trump administration has failed to corner the market for meatheads in America.

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Citizen K  May 10, 2017 • 10:30:50am

re: #471 ObserverArt

The Bernie Supporters I know are still happy they didn’t vote for Clinton. They see Trump as the punishment this country deserves. They are saying they had integrity and sent a message to the Democratic party. Bottom line to any Berner is the Democrats screwed up by running the most unpopular Republican-Lite-Neocon ever in Hillary. And they are sticking to it. It is written!

That is the state of America.

Yep. No matter what Trump does, the hypothetical disaster that would be President Hillary is enough in their minds to justify everything. The possibility of what Hillary could have been guilty of outweighs the realities of what Trump actually is doing every time. They have no fucking remorse whatsoever. And they feel like they’re just getting larger, and larger, abetted by the media who is intent on making Hillary out as the end all be all of all Dem woes and the sole reason for Trump’s victory.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 10:31:03am

re: #474 makeitstop

Time for the media to lean the fuck into it. Scrutinize his fat ass until he can’t take it any more.

Would he pull a Palin? Bomb another country? Blurt out something really incriminating?

Let’s find out.

Let’s hope he doesn’t launch a nuke.

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EPR-radar  May 10, 2017 • 10:32:14am

re: #478 The Vicious Babushka

Let’s hope he doesn’t launch a nuke.

Trump will definitely try. The only remaining question is whether or not other players in the system will stop him.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 10:34:59am

re: #473 jaunte

The administrators think Trump is going to kill their funding.

Mary McCleod Bethune has been doing really great work lately.

/

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mmmirele  May 10, 2017 • 10:35:04am

re: #470 Mike Lamb

I don’t know what the fuck the administrators were thinking. At my undergrad and law school graduations, they gave students input on who would be the keynote speaker. Doesn’t appear that student feedback was solicited here.

When I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984, I was annoyed that our commencement speaker was the chair of the board of regents, and his plea was to vote for a certain constitutional amendment to the state constitution. It wasn’t until I went to law school two years later and got a handle on the Texas state constitution that I understood why the guy would hijack our commencement for the political announcement, but at the time it was annoying. While I don’t remember precisely what this guy wanted us to vote for, I do remember learning in law school later that the reason married women were allowed to sell their separate property without their husbands’ permission was due to a voter-approved constitutional amendment in 1968. In other words, the Texas constitution has a lot of stuff in it that should be relegated to statute.

However, nobody booed the guy. We were just bored out of our skulls and hot as heck.

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Skip Intro  May 10, 2017 • 10:35:50am

re: #407 Stanley Sea

He’s looking worse for wear!

[Embedded content]

Which one?

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Dr Lizardo  May 10, 2017 • 10:38:17am

re: #482 Skip Intro

Which one?

Trump, I’d say; he’s looking pretty haggard.

We’ve all seen how Presidents age during their terms - if Trump’s still there in 2020, he’s gonna look like an obese zombie extra from Dawn of the Dead or something.

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Bubblehead II  May 10, 2017 • 10:38:21am

New Olbermann

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ObserverArt  May 10, 2017 • 10:38:33am

re: #465 Stanley Sea

Will someone who knows help EmmaAnne out?

Would someone please remind me how to make an image show up with the story?

If not already answered…make sure you click the little “meta image” box in the page creation window.

Charles needs to add an easily seen note about that or to the instructions. It gets asked a lot.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 10:38:52am

re: #469 Stanley Sea

Seriously, I enjoy this melt down. I hope for a spectacular ending.

That’s why all GOPers from Senator Grassley on down to Kellyanne are yelling that the media and everyone needs to get over it, stop asking questions, about Russia, about DT appointments and firings, about anything. They’re really trying hard these conservative, family value, character-counts wingnut supporters of DT.

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FormerDirtDart  May 10, 2017 • 10:38:55am
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Citizen K  May 10, 2017 • 10:38:55am

re: #474 makeitstop

Time for the media to lean the fuck into it. Scrutinize his fat ass until he can’t take it any more.

Would he pull a Palin? Bomb another country? Blurt out something really incriminating?

Let’s find out.

What I’m seeing, media is still doing the opposite: extending credulity where none is deserved, and lobbing softballs without follow-up, allowing them to slip away from any real scrutiny.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 10:39:43am

re: #481 mmmirele

When I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984, I was annoyed that our commencement speaker was the chair of the board of regents, and his plea was to vote for a certain constitutional amendment to the state constitution.

Wow, pretty shtty move by UTA back then.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 10:39:46am

re: #483 Dr Lizardo

Trump, I’d say; he’s looking pretty haggard.

We’ve all seen how Presidents age during their terms - if Trump’s still there in 2020, he’s gonna look like an obese zombie extra from Dawn of the Dead or something.

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I cannot.  May 10, 2017 • 10:40:27am

re: #483 Dr Lizardo

EDIT: VB beat me in timing, AND had a better image

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 10, 2017 • 10:41:19am

re: #490 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

“Do not, my friends, allow yourselves to become addicted to water!”

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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 10:43:59am

re: #469 Stanley Sea

Seriously, I enjoy this melt down. I hope for a spectacular ending.

[Embedded content]

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 10:46:03am
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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 10:47:11am

...

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Dr Lizardo  May 10, 2017 • 10:47:20am

Well, good night Lizards. The day shift is over here in Europe.

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 10:47:41am
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Romantic Heretic  May 10, 2017 • 10:47:52am

re: #460 jaunte

Private enterprise has captured our political system and is going to kill it.

Capitalism was content under Hitler, happy under Mussolini, very happy under Franco and delirious under General Pinochet. - John Ralston Saul

If that observation is true, and I’m inclined to think so, the joy the business community is displaying demonstrates the US is well down the road to fascism.

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Stanley Sea  May 10, 2017 • 10:49:06am

re: #488 Citizen K

What I’m seeing, media is still doing the opposite: extending credulity where none is deserved, and lobbing softballs without follow-up, allowing them to slip away from any real scrutiny.

Not really. CNN’s commentators are going in.

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 10:50:35am
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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 10:51:35am

re: #500 jaunte

[Embedded content]

The Washington Post also had no problem publishing one of his insightful (*gag*) columns defending Trump.

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Skip Intro  May 10, 2017 • 10:53:03am

re: #490 The Vicious Babushka

Trump looks better in the second picture.

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 10:54:00am
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makeitstop  May 10, 2017 • 10:56:02am

re: #488 Citizen K

What I’m seeing, media is still doing the opposite: extending credulity where none is deserved, and lobbing softballs without follow-up, allowing them to slip away from any real scrutiny.

And still he thinks they’re treating him wrong.

A few well-placed jabs may do the same as the media dogging him en masse. He thinks he’s entitled to 100% fealty, and anything less is seen as total betrayal.

We don’t need all of the media to turn on him. A few loud ones may do the trick.

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Brian J.  May 10, 2017 • 10:58:09am

re: #28 goddamnedfrank

The more I examine Rosenstein’s letter and behavior here the more it stinks.

[Embedded content]

Rosenstein obviously believes that “Befehl ist Befehl.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 10:59:41am
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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 11:01:58am

re: #506 Backwoods_Sleuth

Actually Obama told DT to fire Comey….

////

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The Vicious Babushka  May 10, 2017 • 11:04:15am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 11:04:21am

*blink*

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 11:05:00am

Trump will fire them if they don’t keep repeating it.

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mmmirele  May 10, 2017 • 11:05:22am

re: #489 Sir John Barron

Wow, pretty shtty move by UTA UT Austin back then.

You know, after all the other stuff that went on in those days, this was minor. Naming the Special Events Center after Frank Erwin, a guy who never saw a tree he didn’t want to bulldoze, that was major. Friends getting arrested for a sit-in over divestment (apartheid)—big deal. This—not so much.

UTA is UT Arlington. Seriously.

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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 11:05:37am

re: #509 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

[Embedded content]

Crimes against peace? Humanity? Waging aggressive war?

///

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 11:06:17am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 10, 2017 • 11:07:48am
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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 11:07:50am
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Timothy Watson  May 10, 2017 • 11:09:19am

re: #481 mmmirele

It wasn’t until I went to law school two years later and got a handle on the Texas state constitution that I understood why the guy would hijack our commencement for the political announcement, but at the time it was annoying. While I don’t remember precisely what this guy wanted us to vote for, I do remember learning in law school later that the reason married women were allowed to sell their separate property without their husbands’ permission was due to a voter-approved constitutional amendment in 1968. In other words, the Texas constitution has a lot of stuff in it that should be relegated to statute.

I remember reading in a poli-sci class about what a mess Alabama’s constitution is, didn’t know Texas’s was the same way.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 10, 2017 • 11:09:34am

The events around Comey and Trump keep reminding me of the line from “Blazing Saddles: -

Bart: “Can’t you see this is the last act of a desperate man?”

Howard Johnson: “I don’t care if it’s the 4th Act of Henry V!”

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jaunte  May 10, 2017 • 11:09:36am
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HappyWarrior  May 10, 2017 • 11:10:53am

re: #509 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

[Embedded content]

Then why not fire him immediately. Oh wait.

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Semper Fi  May 10, 2017 • 11:12:20am

re: #469 Stanley Sea

Seriously, I enjoy this melt down. I hope for a spectacular ending.

[Embedded content]

I’m with ya…so long as it’s not a super-nova.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 10, 2017 • 11:14:44am

Proper protocol for WHAT? ‘Taking him for a ride’? - “Tell Donald I always liked him. This was just business.”

I wonder if the constant lying is getting to Spicey, and that’s why he hid in the bushes last night, and Sanders, who seems to have even fewer scruples about bald faced lying, is doing the briefing today?

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 10, 2017 • 11:17:53am

re: #521 Blind Frog Belly White

Sean better hope Donny doesn’t express his “full confidence” in him.

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Semper Fi  May 10, 2017 • 11:18:34am

re: #494 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

I’ll accept that point of view because it surely stinks. He’s under siege and will try any diversion.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 10, 2017 • 11:21:55am

re: #483 Dr Lizardo

Trump, I’d say; he’s looking pretty haggard.

We’ve all seen how Presidents age during their terms - if Trump’s still there in 2020, he’s gonna look like an obese zombie extra from Dawn of the Dead or something.

If Trump is still there in 2020 — actually if he is still there in 2018 — we resisters will be silenced and put in internment camps.

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Sir John Barron  May 10, 2017 • 11:28:28am

re: #515 jaunte

AG Jeff Sessions Bob and Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Bob are interviewing potential interim FBI directors, DOJ official says cnn.com

— CNN

“Michael….Bolton? Is that your real name?”


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4 Internet Marketing Mistakes Companies Make and Ways to Avert ThemIt’s no secret that the internet has become an integral part of our everyday life. Socializing, communicating, or hanging out with friends just requires a stable internet connection in this age. Regards to this, business persons have come to the ...
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The Mets, Jets, and Dems; My Triumvirate of Lost Causesblog.timesunion.comFor pictures, click on the link above. The Mets, Jets, and Dems; my triumvirate of lost causesBy Rob Hoffman on June 26, 2017 at 5:53 AM0I’m in a slump. This is an undeniable fact, and not one of those alternative ...
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Why Are So Many Queer Girls in Juvie? The findings come out of years of research done by Angela Irvine and Aisha Canfield for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (both now work at Impact Justice). For this particular statistic, they anonymously surveyed 1,400 girls in ...
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North Carolina Televangelist Indicted on Charges of Tax Crimes Coontz, 50, is described on his website as a "pastor, evangelist, television host, author, humanitarian, philanthropist, businessman." "a 2011 BMW, a 2011 Regal 2500 boat, a 2012 BMW convertible, a 2011 Lexus, a 2011 Land Rover, a 2006 Ferrari, ...
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Isaac Asimov’s Best Arguments of All Time, Part One ➤ #Subscribe: goo.gl➤ Facebook: goo.gl➤ Twitter: goo.gl➤ Google+ : goo.gl➤ Site: goo.gl➤ Thanks for watching :) #Sciencetoday is channel uses for #education, #teaching, #review, #commentary, or research... If you have any issues with content, please contact us, for an ...
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AWOLNATION - Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf) (Official Video) AWOLNATION's official video for "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)". Watch the new AWOLNATION video Run (Beautiful Things) - From AWOLNATION’s new album, ‘RUN’, available now at:iTunes - smarturl.it CDs, Vinyl + Bundles - smarturl.itGoogle Play - smarturl.it Stream ‘RUN’ on ...
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Judge Fines Kris Kobach $1K for Misleading Court on Materials He Brought to Trump Meeting Just another GOP liar, it's all they know how to do. WICHITA — A judge has fined Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach $1,000 for misleading the court about the contents of materials he was photographed taking into a ...
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Bernie and Jane Sanders, Under FBI Investigation for Bank Fraud, Hire Lawyers Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms. Politico Magazine first ...
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Illinois Bishop Decrees No Communion, Funeral Rites for Same-Sex Spouses : The Two-Way : NPR A Catholic bishop has instructed priests in his central Illinois diocese to deny communion, last rites and funeral rites to people in same-sex marriages – unless they repent. In the decree he sent to priests, deacons, seminarians and staff ...
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