Wednesday Night Flamenco Jazz Jam: Antonio Lizana, NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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Felix Contreras | April 28, 2017 — In many ways, the traditions of flamenco and jazz could not be further apart, but in the hands of a few Spanish jazz musicians, these two worlds commingle and find common ground. Antonio Lizana is one such musician, both a saxophonist and vocalist with one foot firmly planted in each tradition. As a vocalist he has mastered the Moorish, note-bending improvisations that make flamenco singing so beguiling, while the fluidity of ideas he expresses as a saxophonist place him in the time-honored tradition of composing while playing.

The magic of Lizana’s performance behind Bob Boilen’s desk happens when the two musical worlds wrap around each other, like helical strands of sonic DNA. One is no greater than the other — perfect complements that point to a common African root.

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Set List
“Airegría”
“Déjate Sentir”
“Viento De La Mar”

Musicians
Antonio Lizana (vocals, sax); Jonatan Pacheco (percussion); Andreas Arnold (guitar)

Credits
Producers: Bob Boilen, Niki Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Niki Walker, Morgan Noelle Smith; Production Assistant: A Noah Harrison; Photo: Marian Carrasquero/NPR.

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darthstar  May 10, 2017 • 9:38:26pm
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darthstar  May 10, 2017 • 9:45:45pm

Okay…had to get that Hucka-Boo-Boo thing off my chest while it was still fresh. Went out to a fantastic dinner tonight - surf & turf - the surf being lobster and the turf being fucking PORK BELLY!!!, followed by a show by a Broadway singer from Jersey Boys (1500 shows) and Beautiful (900+ shows) singing a medley for a ‘Broadway to Baseball” event.

Yeah…it was pretty goddamn decadent. And the seasoning was a spicy chili that made for great dipping for the lobster…

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piratedan  May 10, 2017 • 9:48:18pm

I could very well be wrong, but the recent statements from McConnell and Ryan scream to me that they’re just as deep in the dirty money as Trump and Pence are.

With Trump this “wounded” and with the subpoenas being submitted and stacking up, the “own goal” of firing Comey and the whiplash effect of the media and public reaction showing just how badly they’ve judged the tone of the nation; it would have been the perfect time to call of an indy prosecutor and cut their losses and try and continue to salvage their power, because it sure as fuck looks like Trump is doomed.

So what did they do? Instead of being out front and trying to salvage their positions and power, they stood behind Trump and continued to ride the fucking tiger. That implies to me that they’re also ensnared by the same ties that show Trump as being corrupt, if not treasonous.

This may take some time to unravel, but my guess is these guys laundered cash, and accepted the help of the Russians and coordinated it with their media campaigns in the national election and used it as a threat of blackmail against the Dems. I’m not sure who’s going to be left that is actually “clean” over with the GOP.

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Kragar  May 10, 2017 • 9:48:20pm
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Joe Bacon  May 10, 2017 • 9:49:25pm

re: #2 darthstar

Oh that Surf and Turf reminds me of the time that my pals Floyd, Nathan and I went to Porto Nuevo Baja for their fantastic lobster dinners!

Now that is DEE-LISH-USS!!!!
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darthstar  May 10, 2017 • 9:51:03pm

re: #5 Joe Bacon

Oh that Surf and Turf reminds me of the time that my pals Floyd, Nathan and I went to Porto Nuevo Baja for their fantastic lobster dinners!

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How can you argue with lobster and multiple salsas…and chips? That’s the kind of meal you just sit back and relish…

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darthstar  May 10, 2017 • 9:52:19pm

re: #4 Kragar

Call her Hucka-Boo-Boo. She’s white trash through and through.

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Joe Bacon  May 10, 2017 • 9:54:47pm

re: #6 darthstar

How can you argue with lobster and multiple salsas…and chips? That’s the kind of meal you just sit back and relish…

Darth, that was a memorable meal we had at Porto Nuevo. We also had broiled shrimp and scallops with the lobster and they made the original Caesar Salad on the side where they cracked the coddled eggs and added the Worcestershire, EVOO and quesa!

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Joe Bacon  May 10, 2017 • 9:56:00pm
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JordanRules  May 10, 2017 • 9:56:45pm

The meaningful daily stories that are downgraded to like 4+ in this regime are still also ‘not normal’ nuts, indicative of so much rapid fire decay and give Russia a small win.

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darthstar  May 10, 2017 • 10:05:42pm

re: #8 Joe Bacon

Darth, that was a memorable meal we had at Porto Nuevo. We also had broiled shrimp and scallops with the lobster and they made the original Caesar Salad on the side where they cracked the coddled eggs and added the Worcestershire, EVOO and quesa!

I love making my own Caesar. As much as I love using egg yolks and being a purist, my wife got me to try a new recipe and now I make the best Caesar in about 5 minutes:
1 big/2 small clove(s) garlic
1-2 anchovy fillets
1/2ish+ tsp Dijon or strong mustard
healthy dash Worcestershire sauce
1 small tub Fage yogurt (I use 0% fat - works as well as the others)
Juice of a lemon
1/4-1/3 cup olive oil
salt, pepper
Put it in a bowl and blend with an immersion blender. Dollop onto romaine.

I’ll share our recipe for “Best fuckin’ croutons” at another time. But I’m addicted to this dressing…

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allegro  May 10, 2017 • 10:15:19pm

re: #11 darthstar

I love making my own Caesar. As much as I love using egg yolks and being a purist, my wife got me to try a new recipe and now I make the best Caesar in about 5 minutes:
1 big/2 small clove(s) garlic
1-2 anchovy fillets
1/2ish+ tsp Dijon or strong mustard
healthy dash Worcestershire sauce
1 small tub Fage yogurt (I use 0% fat - works as well as the others)
Juice of a lemon
1/4-1/3 cup olive oil
salt, pepper
Put it in a bowl and blend with an immersion blender. Dollop onto romaine.

I’ll share our recipe for “Best fuckin’ croutons” at another time. But I’m addicted to this dressing…

No fresh shaved Parmesan in significant quantity? Dat ain’t no proper Caesar salad.

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darthstar  May 10, 2017 • 10:26:26pm

re: #12 allegro

No fresh shaved Parmesan in significant quantity? Dat ain’t no proper Caesar salad.

That gets added to the salad…not part of the dressing mix.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 10:26:41pm

I steamed some fresh asparagus I got at Costco in my Instant Pot with vegetable broth. Best asparagus I’ve ever cooked.

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allegro  May 10, 2017 • 10:40:22pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

I steamed some fresh asparagus I got at Costco in my Instant Pot with vegetable broth. Best asparagus I’ve ever cooked.

My Instant Pot is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Whee! Still haven’t decided what to try in there first.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 10:42:45pm

re: #15 allegro

My Instant Pot is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Whee! Still haven’t decided what to try in there first.

Fork-tender roast in just over an hour? Steamed asparagus is pretty good.

First thing I did was split pea soup.

Read the instructions.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 10:44:45pm

The thing about the Instant Pot is it cooks things just so darn quickly and it’s cooked perfect every time.

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Kragar  May 10, 2017 • 10:46:10pm
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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 10:46:52pm

Jesus fucking Christ.

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allegro  May 10, 2017 • 10:49:35pm

Extreme vetting.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 10:53:12pm

His fucking tie. Look at it.

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JordanRules  May 10, 2017 • 10:55:39pm

re: #21 teleskiguy

Doofus. They are laughing at you!

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goddamnedfrank  May 10, 2017 • 11:05:21pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 11:20:36pm

re: #5 Joe Bacon

Oh that Surf and Turf reminds me of the time that my pals Floyd, Nathan and I went to Porto Nuevo Baja for their fantastic lobster dinners!

ah yes, had those once a long time ago in Ensenada, Baja…looked just like that

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 11:22:58pm

re: #18 Kragar

Trump can’t even negotiate foreign governments’ access to the Oval Office

Just quietly reminding us all who is in charge.

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teleskiguy  May 10, 2017 • 11:27:27pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 11:48:33pm

re: #26 teleskiguy

When will they storm Washington’s Monticello?

When they find evidence that Washington actively supported sedition and secession for Virginia.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 10, 2017 • 11:50:28pm

Cornish Man the UK equivalent of Florida Man?

Man who drove car into sea in Cornwall arrested

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 12:01:10am

Video from Canal Street and the Jeff Davis Statue of Doom, about 2 hours ago. I see a small mob of secesh diehards, including one exceedingly well fed chap in a confederate uniform (very unlikely in real life, especially toward the end). There are rather more anti-cons and a hell of a lot of journalists and cops.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 12:04:03am

re: #29 Shiplord Kirel

Video from Canal Street and the Jeff Davis Statue of Doom, about 2 hours ago. I see a small mob of secesh diehards, including one exceedingly well fed chap in a confederate uniform (very unlikely in real life, especially toward the end). There are rather more anti-cons and a hell of a lot of journalists and cops.

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And what does our Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions have to say about this?

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 12:06:19am

The eagles are getting feathers:

Decorah Eagles - North Nest powered by EXPLORE.org

Audio track full of insects and/or frogs.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 12:09:15am

Puffin chicks are amazingly fluffy:

Audubon Puffin Burrow powered by EXPLORE.org

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 12:21:14am

re: #30 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And what does our Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions have to say about this?

I’ll bet he’s fuming but he and other outraged slavery apologists are hoist by their own states rights and “local control” petard.

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Mattand  May 11, 2017 • 12:24:38am

re: #18 Kragar

My town used to be in MacArthur’s district, 3rd NJ. We got gerrymandered out after a Democrat won in 2008, marking the first time one had done that in either close to or over 100 years. We were one of the few towns to constantly lean Democratic, and the GOP decided to put their thumbs on the scale to keep that from happening again.

The district is comprised of Burlington County, and chunks of Ocean County. Most of the towns lean GOP; but according to a guy I knew who was high up with the Burlington County Dems, Ocean County is infested with Tea Baggers. The Dem who won, Jon Adler, got screamed at at every townhall by these fucking idiots, who came crawling out of the woodwork in Operation Fuck Over the Black President’s Health Plan

Unfortunately, Adler knifed Obama in the back every chance he got in order to keep his seat. And he still got booted out in 2010 (to a former Philadelphia Eagle with no experience, no less. Gotta give the GOP credit; they know their audience.)

I have to admit, I’m a bit shocked to see how much shit MacArthur is getting right now. I’d like to think that’s conservatives finally catching on to the fact that Trumpcare is going to fuck them over as well. But I doubt it.

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Kragar  May 11, 2017 • 12:48:26am
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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 1:04:42am

Jeff Davis soon to bite the dust: Live video feed

Update: One of the secesh just compared the scene to Auschwitz. Gee, I thought these people approved of Auschwitz.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 1:11:45am

Here we see the a law professor writing an op-ed for The Hill showing how sneakily atavistic ideas can creep into the discussion of American politics:

What’s to blame for our divided nation? The cause can also be the cure

[…]

Developments inside the schools reinforce some of the polarization. The Constitution bars public support for specific religious faiths or conclusions, for example, but religious history and comparative religion have never been barred, although the court blocked Louisiana from requiring teaching of scientific creationism or scientific evolution as conditions for teaching the other. Comparing religious and scientific explanations for human origins would expose students to competing ways of thought and the possibility of conversation. Excluding that discussion may be contributing to the virulence of the battle against science, including environmental science. Conversation can lessen fear.

[…]

It’s just nonsense.

But the editor is playing on the old tune that the IDiots like to play, the both-sides approach to sneaking religion into the classroom.

Gottlieb is the author of a recent book on the problem of our contemporary politics:
Unfit for Democracy

His belief appears to be that our democracy would be better off being inclusive rather than exclusive. Well, okay, that’s a nice idea.

But if that means throwing out what we know of reality through centuries of science, then we’re losing something much larger than comity in contemporary politics.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 1:12:45am

Gottlieb’s assertion about the battle against science is amazingly naive.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 1:16:13am

re: #37 freetoken

Comparing religious and scientific explanations for human origins would expose students to competing ways of thought and the possibility of conversation. Excluding that discussion may be contributing to the virulence of the battle against science, including environmental science. Conversation can lessen fear..

We also have to be clear in teaching students what science is (the question of how we came about) and theology/philosophy (the question of why and for what purpose).

And we have to be clear in teaching them that science is about independently verifiable facts, experiments and inquiry, while theology/philosophy are subjective by nature as they depends on unverifiable principles.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 1:18:43am

America, 2017:

Creation Museum researcher alleges religious discrimination in Grand Canyon

A geologist affiliated with the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter amusement park in Kentucky has sued the Grand Canyon National Park after it denied him a permit to test rocks that he believes are less than 10,000 years old.

Andrew Snelling, the research director for Answers in Genesis, the parent company of both tourist attractions in Northern Kentucky, filed a civil rights and religious discrimination complaint on May 9 in U.S. District Court in Arizona with the help of Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian nonprofit that works on religious freedom issues. Answers in Genesis promulgates “Young Earth Creationism,” which is the belief that the world was literally created by God in six days less than 10,000 years ago.

The lawsuit, which names the U.S. Department of the Interior and Grand Canyon authorities, contends that Snelling requested permission in 2013 to study the “folding Paleozoic sedimentary structures at four locations within the Grand Canyon … seeking to collect a maximum of 60 one-half-pound samples of rock from these unique folds.”

[…]

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 1:20:37am

…. also in the last article:

The complaint also cites President Donald Trump’s May 4 executive order on religious freedom, which upholds the right to exercise religion without undue interference from the federal government.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 1:20:52am

Elections have consequences.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 1:22:18am

So here we see the connection between the dementia-increasing neo-fascist narcissist and fundamentalist Christianity in America.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 1:28:29am

Crane truck backing into the enclosure around the Jeff Davis statue. They are about to slip the steel noose around his bronze neck. Crowd chanting, “Take it down!”

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 1:28:57am

While I find Amazon Prime useful and use the video streaming to watch this or that, the available add-on channels are pretty lame compared to Netflix. I did the free one week trials of both Starz and CuriosityStream, and went through all I wanted to see on both in less than a week each.

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2017 • 1:36:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 1:38:59am

re: #47 goddamnedfrank

associates say Comey never told Trump he wasn’t under investigation as Trump claimed. “literally farcical,” one said

Yeah, but Comey never told Trump he was under investigation, so there!

Can’t they just produce some Obama wiretaps to prove his point?

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 1:39:21am

Better feed at Jeff Davis statue. Jeff is surrounded by contractors and cops and sentence will soon be executed.
wwltv.com
Logos and names on contractor vehicles have been covered over for fear of terrorist reprisals.

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Single-handed sailor  May 11, 2017 • 1:42:40am

After Trump’s meeting with Lavrov today at Putin’s insistence there is little doubt left that Trump is Putin’s cock-holster.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 1:45:49am

Contractors going to work on Jeff Davis statue. They are wearing helmets, masks, and body armor.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 1:47:42am

re: #51 Shiplord Kirel

Contractors going to work on Jeff Davis statue. They are wearing helmets, masks, and body armor.

My solution for dealing with any other Confederate monuments: Surround them with voliere, fill enclosure with pigeons and let them bury monument under several feet of shit.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 2:05:21am

Jeff Davis is girdled in bubble wrap, the lifting strap is in place, and the secesh gangsters are saying a group prayer. wwltv.com

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 2:06:14am

re: #53 Shiplord Kirel

Is the city selling the statue? Seems like a good way to raise a bit of cash.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 2:06:31am

re: #53 Shiplord Kirel

Jeff Davis is girdled in bubble wrap, the lifting strap is in place, and the secesh gangsters are saying a group prayer. wwltv.com

Pray the secesh away?

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 2:08:20am

eBay.

The city should have put the statue on eBay. Raise lots of dough.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 2:11:59am

re: #56 freetoken

eBay.

The city should have put busted the statue into chunks and sold them on eBay. Raise lots of more dough.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 2:14:49am

Look, a “Confederate Pride” statue bit of schmaltz is being pushed for $100:

ebay.com

Think of what a real statue would bring.

Mass produced Robert Lee bust goes for only $27:
ebay.com

Think of what a real item would bring.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 2:17:42am

re: #58 freetoken

Look, a “Confederate Pride” statue bit of schmaltz is being pushed for $100:

ebay.com

Think of what a real statue would bring.

Mass produced Robert Lee bust goes for only $27:
ebay.com

Think of what a real item would bring.

There is no law prohibiting you from displaying such lost-cause regalia on private property. But we have finally decided that they have no place on public land.

I own dozens of Confederate flags. In 1/72 scale. They go with my 1,00-odd Civil War figures, which I set out every year around July and replay the battle of Gettysburg.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 2:21:28am

And that ‘Yankee invader’ wants to run for Senate here in Virginia against Tim Kaine.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 2:31:42am

re: #60 Timothy Watson

When will they storm Washington’s Monticello?

Whenever they find it. Washington lived at Mount Vernon…

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 2:37:20am

re: #61 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Whenever they find it. Washington lived at Mount Vernon…

And Jefferson just founded one of the most prestigious universities in the country a couple miles from Monticello.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 2:37:34am

There’s a meal team sixer standing at attention in the secesh pen and holding a salute toward the statue. Poor guy has no idea how ridiculous he looks.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 2:41:52am

re: #63 Shiplord Kirel

There’s a meal team sixer standing at attention in the secesh pen and holding a salute toward the statue. Poor guy has no idea how ridiculous he looks.

He’s been holding the salute for about half an hour now.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 2:43:10am

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel

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He’s been holding the salute for about half an hour now.

Taking lessons from Der Fuhrer’s trip to Andrew Jackson’s tomb?

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 2:43:18am

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel

Sad!

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2017 • 2:43:25am

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel

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He’s been holding the salute for about half an hour now.

Not a very good salute, per FM 22-5.

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BigPapa  May 11, 2017 • 2:45:20am

re: #50 Single-handed sailor

After Trump’s meeting with Lavrov today at Putin’s insistence there is little doubt left that Trump is Putin’s cock-holster.

I told Colbert to use cock pocket cuz rhymes but he wouldn’t listen.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2017 • 2:46:00am

re: #64 Shiplord Kirel

He’s a good Meal Team 6 trooper from the look of his Hobbit Meal Plan body:

Breakfast - 7am.
Second breakfast - 9 am.
Elevenses - 11 am.
Lunch - 1 pm.
Afternoon tea - 3pm.
Dinner - 6 pm.
Supper - 9 pm.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 2:47:02am

After less than 48 hours, Comey has dropped out of the Facebook trending news bubble.

At least at first sight.

Turns out some of the other stories are about the fallout over the firing.

However, the top news slot is owned by…..

Justin Bieber

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 2:48:20am

The secesh pen, which the inmates have equated with Auschwitz.

I guess Andersonville didn’t occur to them.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 2:49:17am

re: #62 Timothy Watson

And Jefferson just founded one of the most prestigious universities in the country a couple miles from Monticello.

Oh for fuck’s sake, my brother just pointed out to me that Ingraham actually went to the University of Virginia’s School of Law (the aforementioned university founded by Thomas Jefferson).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 3:01:18am

re: #69 William Lewis

He’s a good Meal Team 6 trooper from the look of his Hobbit Meal Plan body:

Breakfast - 7am.
Second breakfast - 9 am.
Elevenses - 11 am.
Lunch - 1 pm.
Afternoon tea - 3pm.
Dinner - 6 pm.
Supper - 9 pm.

You left off 11pm pizza pockets snack and then 1am run to the Taco Bell to harass the staff.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 3:05:33am

Food for thought regarding CSA monuments. I’m sure these people claiming heritage and all that had no problem when Communist monuments were taken down in Eastern Europe. And I have no problem saying the CSA was analogous to those considering the fact Many of her citizens were literal slaves

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 3:08:27am

JEFF DAVIS HANGS! Okay, it’s not from a sour apple tree, it’s not the real Davis, and it’s 150 years late, but it will do.

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Shiplord Kirel  May 11, 2017 • 3:11:09am

Dejected secesh are slinking away like Lee’s army after Appomattox. I wonder if anyone gave them a train ticket home and a ration of beans and hardtack?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 3:22:12am

re: #76 Shiplord Kirel

Dejected secesh are slinking away like Lee’s army after Appomattox. I wonder if anyone gave them a train ticket home and a ration of beans and hardtack?

and let them keep their weapons?

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Apocalypse  May 11, 2017 • 3:23:16am

BTW, what day is now for Tubby Puppet? It seems that money doesn’t buy the best minds, Loyalty and honour does.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 3:29:45am

If anyone who has done US genealogy has dug into Civil War era records, eventually you come across the Loyalty Oaths that were administered to many Confederates.

Interesting to read.

But the question I have is this: do these neo-Confederates ever get confronted by the need for these former Oaths?

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 3:31:37am

Also, when one looks at pension applications stemming from the many minor “Indian” wars, one comes across affidavits of fidelity to the USA, that they didn’t take up arms against the US (in the War of the Rebellion, as my ancestors called it.)

There are few things more stupid than the new-Confederate loons.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 3:33:20am

Again, remember why the issue of black slavery arose: the white settlers were too lazy to do all the hard work involved in growing cash stops like tobacco, cotton or sugar. They found it easier to import people and force them to work for free.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 4:27:55am

Last night I watched Episode 5 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and then Episode 10 of “Underground”

Guess what my REM sleep was like.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 4:29:20am

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Well, many people within the Confederacy didn’t own slaves.

The typical small farmer was just a small land holder, having received land as part of the reward for military service, or just bought outright.

If you look in the census records, there were some people who owned a single slave. This would have been for general household duties. But again, most of people didn’t own slaves.

It was the large landowners, the rich, who needed slaves to work the hundreds of acres they owned on any given plantation. It was the rich who controlled the governments of these states, not the poor white people.

It’s one of the oldest gimmicks in the world - the rich getting the poor to do their work for them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 4:29:33am

re: #82 The Vicious Babushka

Last night I watched Episode 5 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and then Episode 10 of “Underground”

Guess what my REM sleep was like.

similar effect from watching latest episode of “Fargo” just before bedtime…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 4:30:36am

re: #83 freetoken

Well, many people within the Confederacy didn’t own slaves.

The typical small farmer was just a small land holder, having received land as part of the reward for military service, or just bought outright.

And those with 20 slaves or more were exempted from military service: they had to stay home and protect the integrity of their white women.

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 4:31:39am

re: #85 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

And those with 20 slaves or more were exempted from military service: they had to stay home and protect the integrity of their white women.

While they violated the integrity of the slave women.

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2017 • 4:32:28am

re: #87 wheat-dogg

While they violated the integrity of the slave women.

To create more product.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 4:32:56am

re: #83 freetoken

Well, many people within the Confederacy didn’t own slaves.

But, just like the non-billionaires who voted for Trump, they all hoped to become slaveowners someday, as long as their white privilege was preserved.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 4:35:05am

Also, it is worth remembering there were people in the South who didn’t believe in slavery.

And there were plenty of people in the North who would willingly cooperate with the laws requiring them to return escaped slaves.

The difference was probably not that great in the beginning of the century. However, the Compromise probably precipitated a hardening of beliefs, and once it became an us vs. them thing then it all rapidly boiled over.

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 4:35:46am

re: #89 The Vicious Babushka

But, just like the non-billionaires who voted for Trump, they all hoped to become slaveowners someday, as long as their white privilege was preserved.

Aspirations. IIRC, long-time slaveowners looked down on the new slaveowners as nouveau riche, much as Old Money northerners scorned the newly rich — especially newly rich immigrants. (Like the Trumps.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 4:35:53am

re: #87 wheat-dogg

While they violated the integrity of the slave women exercised their property rights.

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 4:37:45am

re: #92 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

White women back then were very nearly property, too, as long as their husbands/fathers/brothers remained alive.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 4:38:41am

re: #93 wheat-dogg

White women back then were very nearly property, too, as long as their husbands/fathers/brothers remained alive.

That view is still prevalent with regard to issues of contraception and abortion.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 4:38:50am

Speaking of slavery, those EEBIL SOSHULISTS in the UK want to abolish slavery unpaid internships.

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Henny Penny  May 11, 2017 • 4:40:59am

So, Chris Christie went on this fishing trip

Sorta NSFW

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 4:42:23am

Trump thinks he is the very first person in the world to use the expression “prime the pump”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 4:43:19am

re: #95 The Vicious Babushka

And here’s the ban on unpaid internships. In many industries this will mean internships disappear altogether.

In Germany, paid internships are an integral part of the education system. For students attending most any sort of vocational schooling, they are part of the course of study.

Companies receive tax breaks (and the right to pay interns a sub-minimum wage) in exchange for assisting the education system.

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 4:43:28am

re: #94 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That view is still prevalent with regard to issues of contraception and abortion.

Yes, indeed. Conservative white men (and women, tbh) still see girls and young women as chattel baby-makers. The idea of such ladies having control over their sexuality and fertility sends shivers up the spines of conservatives, who would rather keep them all locked up until they’re old enough to get married.

But, secretly watching other young women perform sexual acts on camera is totally OK, because something something.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 4:44:21am

re: #96 The Crusher

So, Chris Christie went on this fishing trip

Sorta NSFW

NSBL

Now sick before Lunch

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 4:45:31am

re: #99 wheat-dogg

Yes, indeed. Conservative white men (and women, tbh) still see girls and young women as chattel baby-makers. The idea of such ladies having control over their sexuality and fertility sends shivers up the spines of conservatives, who would rather keep them all locked up until they’re old enough to get married.

But, secretly watching other young women perform sexual acts on camera is totally OK, because something something those are sluts who have already surrendered their virginal purity for a quick buck and therewith their right to be regarded with human dignity.

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2017 • 4:47:57am

re: #97 The Vicious Babushka

Trump thinks he is the very first person in the world to use the expression “prime the pump”

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With any luck he’ll soon tell reporters “I call this the ‘perp walk’; I just came up with that.”

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 4:49:42am

re: #101 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, the “Get out of guilt” card. It’s the same escape clause used in Saudi Arabia and other strict Muslim countries — Muslimas have to be virgins, so they’re off limits, but pious Muslim men can still have funsies with non-Muslims, such as the migrants from Southeast Asia and the Philippines.

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Mike Lamb  May 11, 2017 • 4:51:49am

re: #52 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My solution for dealing with any other Confederate monuments: Surround them with voliere, fill enclosure with pigeons and let them bury monument under several feet of shit.

Nah…take off and nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 4:56:21am

re: #103 wheat-dogg

Yes, the “Get out of guilt” card. It’s the same escape clause used in Saudi Arabia and other strict Muslim countries — Muslimas have to be virgins, so they’re off limits, but pious Muslim men can still have funsies with non-Muslims, such as the migrants from Southeast Asia and the Philippines.

I was a Russian teaching assistant with Ken Weaver (formerly of The Fugs) and he related to me that when he was attending high school in the 50’s, that there were the girls you dated, whom you did not fuck, and then there were girls you fucked but did not date.

And yet that era represents some sort of ideal that many hearken back to…

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2017 • 5:01:17am

re: #96 The Crusher

So, Chris Christie went on this fishing trip

Sorta NSFW

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Sorta?

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 5:01:59am

re: #105 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was a Russian teaching assistant with Ken Weaver (formerly of The Fugs) and he related to me that when he was attending high school in the 50’s, that there were the girls you dated, whom you did not fuck, and then there were girls you fucked but did not date.

And yet that era represents some sort of ideal that many hearken back to…

Perhaps for that very reason.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 5:04:08am

re: #107 wheat-dogg

Perhaps for that very reason.

Yes nowadays we expect our young women to dress and act like total sex bombs in order to be considered attractive and popular, while expecting them to remain virginally pure until marriage to be considered worthy.

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 5:08:50am

re: #107 wheat-dogg

Perhaps for that very reason.

That was precisely what was going on when I was in high school from the late 60s to early 70s. Oh, add in the absolute taboo of interracial dating. and this was life in a Western PA Steel Town.

Then the mills died in 1984 and nothing took their place. What was once a thriving bustling town is now just an endless series of abandoned homes, dead storefronts and opium addicted zombies who are hard core Trumpettes.

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 5:09:37am

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

Yes nowadays we expect our young women to dress and act like total sex bombs in order to be considered attractive and popular, while expecting them to remain virginally pure until marriage to be considered worthy.

That’s what happens when America worships the Kardashians!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 5:11:32am

OH WOW

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 5:17:15am

re: #109 Joe Bacon

That was precisely what was going on when I was in high school from the late 60s to early 70s. Oh, add in the absolute taboo of interracial dating. and this was life in a Western PA Steel Town.

Then the mills died in 1984 and nothing took their place. What was once a thriving bustling town is now just an endless series of abandoned homes, dead storefronts and opium addicted zombies who are hard core Trumpettes.

I grew up in Gary, Indiana, in the 60’s and 70’s. Same story there with race. And the mills.

Except that my mom, a widow, could not afford to flee to the suburbs with the rest of the white folks, so I stayed, went to school with the black kids, lived as a minority and watched what happened there.

Population has since declined from 150,000 to 95K…

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 5:29:26am

The President of the United States, spewing gibberish like a stumbling, shitfaced drunk

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 5:32:00am

re: #113 The Vicious Babushka

The President of the United States, spewing gibberish like a stumbling, shitfaced drunk

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Supporters will insist that Trump, the consummate negotiator, is just not about to give away his bargaining position.

The rest of are all know that he is simply clueless about what is even in NAFTA, much less what he would change.

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 5:33:52am

re: #113 The Vicious Babushka

Remember when we had a president who could speak entire paragraphs — nay, entire essays — and make perfect sense? It seems so long ago.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 5:34:34am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Supporters will insist that Trump, the consummate negotiator, is just not about to give away his bargaining position.

The rest of are all know that he is simply clueless about what is even in NAFTA, much less what he would change.

When he “renegotiates” Canada and Mexico will EAT HIS LUNCH.

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 5:34:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 5:35:09am

re: #115 wheat-dogg

Remember when we had a president who could speak entire paragraphs — nay, entire essays — and make perfect sense? It seems so long ago.

Remember when that was considered more or less the standard for the President or any other public official making a speech or announcement?

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 5:36:23am

re: #118 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember when that was considered more or less the standard for the President or any other public official making a speech or announcement?

Dubya seems eloquent now in comparison.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 5:38:13am

I’m going to watch this. Should be COMEDY GOLD.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 5:38:20am

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

When he “renegotiates” Canada and Mexico will EAT HIS LUNCH.

Just like the “no-fly zone” deal in Syria which pretty much banned American military activity in the country.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 5:38:25am

re: #119 wheat-dogg

Dubya seems eloquent now in comparison.

Even Sarah Palin.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 5:39:25am
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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 5:39:46am

re: #119 wheat-dogg

Dubya seems eloquent now in comparison.

Dubya at least had some folksy charm.

And Dubya might not have been the most intelligent President ever, but I saw on Wikipedia recently that he was voracious reader.

When’s the last time Trump has read a book you think?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 5:40:00am

re: #117 Dr. Matt

31% is getting pretty close to the Keyes Constant/crazification factor.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 5:41:27am

re: #97 The Vicious Babushka

Trump thinks he is the very first person in the world to use the expression “prime the pump”

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I’m old enough to remember when the worst insult the Libertarians had for Obama was that he was a Keynesian.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 5:44:05am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 5:44:35am

re: #126 Timothy Watson

I’m old enough to remember when the worst insult the Libertarians had for Obama was that he was a Keynesian.

A Kenyan Keynesian! The worst kind!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 5:48:51am
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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 5:50:07am

re: #129 The Vicious Babushka

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But they must be like 400 lbs, so they’re probably not very good at fighting.

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 5:52:51am
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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 5:53:44am

re: #122 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even Sarah Palin.

Well, they were not bright lights by any means, but their brains seemed to function in a reasonably normal fashion. Trump’s brain is misfiring bigly, like a V-8 with bad plugs.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 5:56:11am

re: #19 teleskiguy

Trump got played by the Russians? Or, much more likely, he had no problems with the Russians being the sole media outlet, and only after it was all over did someone realize it would look bad even to Fox that no US media outlets were in the room while the Russians were there.

Trump negotiating skills once again on display - the complete absence of any of them.

Greetings from the Resistance!

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 5:56:27am

re: #122 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin comes off as more “eloquent” because she can string together a series of rwnj talking points and memes. She’s nothing more than a well trained mutt.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 5:59:44am

Wait until someone tells Mike Pence that John Maynard Keynes was either gay or bisexual.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 6:02:04am

Meanwhile, this story crossed my path and I just had to chuckle.

The GOP’s compassionate conservatism strikes again. Fuck people who suffer from natural disasters. NC has reliably gone for the GOP election after election (9 of 10 have been GOP for POTUS).

They get screwed out of disaster aid by the craven GOP. But NC voters will continue electing the people who screw them.

The GOP are the same ones who fucked with disaster aid after 9/11. After Sandy. After Katrina. Delaying disaster aid when it is most needed. That’s a core service of the government - the federal government - and the GOP simply doesn’t care.

Speaking of 9/11, that too is another aspect of the health care that the GOP would rather we not discuss. The GOP delayed access/coverage for first responders, dragging their feet on the Zadroga Act authorization and funding for years. That cost people their lives, added to their misery, and to their financial burdens, all because far too many listened to the federal EPA when they said that the air was safe to breathe.

So, when the GOP is busy saying how Trumpcare will cover more people and cost everyone less, don’t buy the baffling BS.

Clearly, a lot of people are waking up to this realization re: health care, but they’ll still vote these GOPers into office time and again.

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John Carter  May 11, 2017 • 6:03:53am

re: #67 Decatur Deb

Not a very good salute, per FM 22-5.

Yea, you get smoked for an improper salute like that in basic training. I know that from personal experience and it is easy to spot a poser.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 6:05:37am

re: #137 John Carter

Yea, you get smoked for an improper salute like that in basic training. I know that from personal experience and it is easy to spot a poser.

Shit…I was in JROTC, you would have been doing push-ups for a salute like that in fucking JROTC.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 6:05:44am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 6:07:45am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

Trump informs The Economist about the phrase “priming the pump” … “I came up with it a couple of days ago and I thought it was good.”

Cool story, bro.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2017 • 6:09:13am

re: #21 teleskiguy

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His fucking tie. Look at it.

Doesn’t that picture look like something from the SNL episode where Putin and Tillerson visit Trump? They laugh, discuss oil fields, and Trump is clueless

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 6:09:56am

re: #96 The Crusher

So, Chris Christie went on this fishing trip

Sorta NSFW

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 6:10:07am
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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 6:10:19am

re: #136 lawhawk

North Carolina get 1% of the relief requested but they will continue to vote Republican because of Jesus…

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 6:11:38am

re: #143 Dr. Matt

The phrase has even deeper origins, since the invention of mechanical pumps.

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 6:13:47am

re: #145 wheat-dogg

The phrase has even deeper origins, since the invention of mechanical pumps.

He’s in batshit crazy kim jong un territory now.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 11, 2017 • 6:15:28am

Scrolled through this thread fast so I may have missed it if posted here but: The Dakota Access Pipeline is leaking. AGAIN.

nbcnews.com

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:17:19am
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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 6:18:45am

re: #146 Dr. Matt

He’s in batshit crazy kim jong un territory now.

His mind is going. I’m pretty confident of that now. The stress of being president is accelerating his decline.

I wonder if he gave those Russian diplomats his patented Trump wrench-your-right-arm-out-of-its-shoulder-socket handshakes, or if he meekly shook hands with his handlers.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:20:41am
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LastYearsMan  May 11, 2017 • 6:21:37am

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

When he “renegotiates” Canada and Mexico will EAT HIS LUNCH.

Trudeau: “Mr. President, what would you rather have? This old, dirty dollar bill, or these three shiny new nickels?”

Trump: “I demand four nickels!”

Trudeau: “Mr. President, you are too smart a negotiator for me… I agree.”

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 6:22:09am

re: #152 LastYearsMan

Trudeau: “Mr. President, what would you rather have? This old, dirty dollar bill, or these three shiny new nickels?”

Trump: “I demand four nickels!”

Trudeau: “Mr. President, you are too smart a negotiator for me… I agree.”

Canada doesn’t have dollar bills.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 6:24:12am

Heh.

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LastYearsMan  May 11, 2017 • 6:25:19am

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

Canada doesn’t have dollar bills.

I would assume Trump wouldn’t touch any non-US dollar (rubles and yuan, on the other hand…).

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 6:25:22am

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

Canada doesn’t have dollar bills.

Those crazy Canadians, we should just invade them and sort them out.

///

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 6:26:57am

re: #120 The Vicious Babushka

I’m going to watch this. Should be COMEDY GOLD.

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I have no confidence that Holt will actually hold Orange Foolius’ feet to the fire. I expect him to toss softball after softball so I won’t waste my time watching another Trump Asskissingfest.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:27:06am

re: #150 wheat-dogg

His mind is going. I’m pretty confident of that now. The stress of being president is accelerating his decline.

I wonder if he gave those Russian diplomats his patented Trump wrench-your-right-arm-out-of-its-shoulder-socket handshakes, or if he meekly shook hands with his handlers.

They spent most of their time admiring the items in the room…it was awkward when they noticed a button missing on the couch, but luckily they happened to have an extra one just like it with them and fixed it on the spot. Very nice of them.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 6:28:02am

Babbling about the botched Yemen raid

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 6:28:18am

re: #97 The Vicious Babushka

A week from now 40% of Trump supporters will say that Trump invented “priming the pump” and that he’s an economics genius.

Meanwhile, everyone else is all:

You know things are bad when Darth Vader facepalms
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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 6:28:28am

re: #146 Dr. Matt

He’s in batshit crazy kim jong un territory now.

Putin’s Puppet makes Kim Jong Un look like Churchill.

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Barefoot Grin  May 11, 2017 • 6:30:15am

re: #159 The Vicious Babushka

Babbling about the botched Yemen raid

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This is why foreign interpreters gave up trying to interpret Trump. It’s nearly impossible.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:30:19am
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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 6:30:34am

re: #159 The Vicious Babushka

Babbling about the botched Yemen raid

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HE HAD ONLY BEEN IN OFFICE FOR 9 FUCKING DAYS! WHERE ARE THESE FUCKING “WEEKS”?!!?!?!

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 6:30:55am

re: #159 The Vicious Babushka

He sounds more and more like Alex Jones every day.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:30:59am
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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:31:13am

But he’s our fool.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 6:31:33am

re: #150 wheat-dogg

His mind is going. I’m pretty confident of that now. The stress of being president is accelerating his decline.

He’s lost without Ivanka around.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 6:31:48am

re: #165 wheat-dogg

He sounds more and more like Alex Jones every day.

Alex Jones is more coherent.

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jeffreyw  May 11, 2017 • 6:32:39am

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Good morning!

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 6:33:08am

You know, I don’t drink, but I’m thinking about picking it up.

And I also need some fucking aspirin.

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 6:33:45am

re: #166 darthstar

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James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Warren Harding and Nixon all laugh in their graves at the asshole in the Oval Office.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 11, 2017 • 6:35:13am

re: #2 darthstar

I’ll see your pork belly surf and turf and raise you Pork Belly Burnt Ends I did this past weekend:

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 6:36:05am

As expected, showing up on Facebook are posts of the usual nonsense from Townhall, SMOTI, etc. about the Comey firing.

Though none of it is anything but idiocy, the marks keep buying it.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 11, 2017 • 6:38:39am

re: #2 darthstar

if the video doesn’t work Here’s a pic :)

Pork Belly Burnt Ends
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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:39:12am

I just read through the latest Time interview with Trump. Fucking word salad.
time.com

On the job

I find the job very natural for me. I find-it’s a very big job obviously, there’s no job big like this. No job is important like this. But I think some of the-I just think it’s something that works for me, it feels very natural to me.

And all I said, the job, it is, it’s a difficult job but it’s a job that I find to be-I love doing it. I love helping people. Mike [Pence] is doing a fantastic job. He fits it so well. I mean we have a great team, he and I guess, they say we’re somewhat opposite and that works to be a very good combination.

On deal making in business vs. deal making in Washington

It’s never different. I think it’s never different. It’s always the same. You have to know your subject. And that would be the misconception of misconceptions for that. I mean, it’s not that I-look, I always had health care for my company. But it’s not that I-it was just something that wasn’t high on my list. I had people that negotiated for my company.

But in a short period of time I understood everything there was to know about health care. And we did the right negotiating, and actually it’s a very interesting subject.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:41:29am
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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 6:41:39am

He always says little by saying a lot.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 6:42:26am

re: #177 darthstar

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Who’s so so stupid now, dumbasses?

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 11, 2017 • 6:43:29am

re: #176 darthstar

I just read through the latest Time interview with Trump. Fucking word salad.
time.com

Take away the Russia conspiracy, the lack of financial transparency, and all of the other shady shit Trump has done, and we still have a man who is completely mentally unfit to hold the office.

And the GOP still supports him damn near to the last man.

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

re: #180 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Take away the Russia conspiracy, the lack of financial transparency, and all of the other shady shit Trump has done, and we still have a man who is completely mentally unfit to hold the office.

And the GOP still supports him damn near to the last man.

Exactly.

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John Carter  May 11, 2017 • 6:47:39am

re: #83 freetoken

Well, many people within the Confederacy didn’t own slaves.

The typical small farmer was just a small land holder, having received land as part of the reward for military service, or just bought outright.

If you look in the census records, there were some people who owned a single slave. This would have been for general household duties. But again, most of people didn’t own slaves.

It was the large landowners, the rich, who needed slaves to work the hundreds of acres they owned on any given plantation. It was the rich who controlled the governments of these states, not the poor white people.

It’s one of the oldest gimmicks in the world - the rich getting the poor to do their work for them.

This is true but the average southerner did not like that idea of freed slaves competing with them for work. It not only demeans them and probably forces the price of labor down.

Not to mention they might get it their heads that they can date their daughters.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:49:10am
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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 6:49:59am

re: #182 John Carter

This is true but the average southerner did not like that idea of freed slaves competing with them for work. It not only demeans them and probably forces the price of labor down.

Not to mention they might get it their heads that they can date their daughters.

Or that the vast majority of poor whites in the South aspired to one day own slaves and enter the planter class. Or that they might have relatives who owned slaves and most families were willing to allowed other family members to use their slaves for projects.

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 6:51:35am

re: #177 darthstar

WH furious over Russian government photos of Trump meeting with Lavrov/Kislyak. “They tricked us,” an official said of Russians “They lie.”

— Jim Acosta

Uh, wth?

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caseyjr  May 11, 2017 • 6:51:35am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A Kenyan Keynesian! The worst kind!!!

I long hoped that Pres Obama would deliver the commencement address at Kenyon, fer the lulz.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 6:52:26am

re: #183 darthstar

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Favors, starting to be called in.

I’m thinking that they’ll start pitching doing away with sanctions in the next month.

Trump wants to cash in that Rosneft chip.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 6:53:19am

re: #184 Timothy Watson

Or that the vast majority of poor whites in the South aspired to one day own slaves and enter the planter class. Or that they might have relatives who owned slaves and most families were willing to allowed other family members to use their slaves for projects.

Yes. This too.

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Citizen K  May 11, 2017 • 6:54:14am

This, I feel like, is one of the central things of Trump: he has to claim all this outlandish bullshit, because to admit humility and fault is the exact same as being humiliated, and he can’t bear to be told he’s not God’s Gift to All Creation.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:54:52am

re: #185 Sir John Barron

Uh, wth?

It’s bullshit. WH is just trying to give Trump cover. He had them in because he’s so full of himself he figured he could handle a spy and his assistant while meeting with Lavrov.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 6:54:55am

It’s as LBJ said, you can convince the poorest man he’s better than another man, he’ll do anything to preserve that status and that is the crux of why even though the average CSA soldier did not own slaves, he fought to preserve slavery.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 6:56:02am

Trump to only tweet with special secure iPhone he got as gift during Russian visit.

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fern01  May 11, 2017 • 6:56:36am

re: #176 darthstar

I just read through the latest Time interview with Trump. Fucking word salad.
time.com

The Lord may forgive those who voted for him - damn sure I never could/would.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 6:58:30am

re: #192 darthstar

Trump to only tweet with special secure iPhone he got as gift during Russian visit.

“We even downloaded app and installed Twitter and logged you in.”

“You are so so kind. I’ll never forget this.”

“Uh Mr. President, how do they know your password?”

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 6:58:36am

re: #176 darthstar

I just read through the latest Time interview with Trump. Fucking word salad.
time.com

Sweet holy fancy moses

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 6:58:49am

re: #180 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Take away the Russia conspiracy, the lack of financial transparency, and all of the other shady shit Trump has done, and we still have a man who is completely mentally unfit to hold the office.

And the GOP still supports him damn near to the last man.

And I can’t shake that sneaking suspicion that Wikileaks NEVER released any of the GOP e-mails they hacked because Putin is using what they gleaned to blackmail every Republican Congressman and Senator.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 7:00:28am

There’s no way to spin this as a positive. Trump is making the nation less safe every day he’s in office, and this is just more proof in Trump’s own fucking words.

He doesn’t understand how natsec works, how the chain of command works, and thinks that a few pictures of him doing “presidential things” makes up for the complete fuckup he and his cronies are.

He’s surrounded himself with yes men for whom he values loyalty over all else, including fidelity to the US Constitution or the law or the oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution from threats foreign and domestic. Trump has repeatedly trampled all over the oath, and that he’s complaining that the DoD is asking him repeatedly to approve a dangerous mission shows that he doesn’t get how any of this works.

It’s insight into the mind of a dangerously delusional man whose dumbfuckery could get a lot of people killed for no reason at all.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:01:49am

Oh, the trouble with living in the first world

I can’t find my phone.

It’s in a phone wallet with my driver’s license and debit card.

It is somewhere in the house.

I feel trapped.

(I did email a friend and ask her to call it—I don’t think she is awake yet)

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:04:44am

So, Afghanistan …

Are we (Well, Trump et. al.) going to war with Russia in Afghanistan?

Meaning —is it going to be a literal cock fight with the Afghanistani people being the losers -once again?

Is Afghanistan just a battlefield for war games?

poppies being the prize?

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CongoJack  May 11, 2017 • 7:05:14am

re: #198 Birth Control Works

Oh, the trouble with living in the first world

I can’t find my phone.

It’s in a phone wallet with my driver’s license and debit card.

It is somewhere in the house.

I feel trapped.

(I did email a friend and ask her to call it—I don’t think she is awake yet)

I can give ya a call if you want :).

Just sitting in my office waiting for the day to start.

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 7:08:11am

re: #199 Birth Control Works

So, Afghanistan …

Are we (Well, Trump et. al.) going to war with Russia in Afghanistan?

Meaning —is it going to be a literal cock fight with the Afghanistani people being the losers -once again?

Is Afghanistan just a battlefield for war games?

poppies being the prize?

Why do I think your last sentence is the answer? And I know those poppy seeds aren’t going to wing up in bakery treats like this…

Nope, No Afghan Poppy Seeds Here…
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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:08:44am

re: #176 darthstar

Terrible. Incredible and terrible. They’re so brave. I mean their legs are blown off, their arms are blown off, their faces …

Nice, I’m sure the parents and loved ones of our wounded vets just totally appreciated that wording.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:09:13am

re: #201 Joe Bacon

Why do I think your last sentence is the answer? And I know those poppy seeds aren’t going to wing up in bakery treats like this…

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It’s all about Dark Money.

not oil.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 7:09:29am

re: #201 Joe Bacon

Why do I think your last sentence is the answer? And I know those poppy seeds aren’t going to wing up in bakery treats like this…

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Yeah poppyseed nut roll is the best. My mom’s aunt and her cousins make some for us every Christmas.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 7:10:09am

Reminder, the WaPo says that they’ve got 30 people from inside the WH leaking to them details of the Daily ShitShow that is Trumpworld.

Hey, someone should trademark that for one of the nightly shows.

It’s the Daily $hitShow, starring Donald Trump and Bullshit Spice(r).™

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 7:10:39am

re: #203 Birth Control Works

It’s all about Dark Money.

not oil.

Strategic geography plays a role here too. I believe that’s a big part of the reason why Afghanistan has historically been a battleground.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 7:10:51am

re: #204 HappyWarrior

The Mrs. makes an awesome lemon poppy muffin that is absolutely divine.

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 7:11:24am

re: #204 HappyWarrior

Yeah poppyseed nut roll is the best. My mom’s aunt and her cousins make some for us every Christmas.

Happy, my sister’s late mother in law made the GREATEST Poppy Seed Kolachi rolls in the world. One time I was very sick as a child and I couldn’t eat. She made a whole roll for me and I devoured every last bit of it after I smeared cream cheese on every slice.

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I cannot.  May 11, 2017 • 7:11:40am

So, from our fellow Comrades in the People’s Republic of Balloon Juice, I found this interesting, coherent, and utterly terrifying theory…

balloon-juice.com

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Jay C  May 11, 2017 • 7:11:58am

re: #177 darthstar

I really wonder who “WH” is in Acosta’s tweet? I certainly isn’t the Preznit; who probably thinks the Russian visit went just swell, and will probably explode in angry messaging at the lack of laudatory media coverage about his brilliant diplomatic expertise.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 7:12:10am

re: #207 lawhawk

The Mrs. makes an awesome lemon poppy muffin that is absolutely divine.

It’s great. Such a distinct taste. My dad’s been warming up to Slavic food since my grandmother moved in.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 7:14:03am

re: #209 I cannot.

So, from our fellow Comrades in the People’s Republic of Balloon Juice, I found this interesting, coherent, and utterly terrifying theory…

balloon-juice.com

I don’t think Dave is off in that at all. It fits why Trump will praise someone or something one minute than act like he never did.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:14:11am

re: #209 I cannot.

So, from our fellow Comrades in the People’s Republic of Balloon Juice, I found this interesting, coherent, and utterly terrifying theory…

balloon-juice.com

I thought journalists weren’t qualified diagnose mental illness?

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 7:14:34am

re: #210 Jay C

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I really wonder who “WH” is in Acosta’s tweet? I certainly isn’t the Preznit; who probably thinks the Russian visit went just swell, and will probably explode in angry messaging at the lack of laudatory media coverage about his brilliant diplomatic expertise.

McMaster? Mattis?

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 7:15:24am

Acting FBI director is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee now. WaPo live feed

washingtonpost.com

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 7:15:30am
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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 7:16:01am

re: #208 Joe Bacon

Happy, my sister’s late mother in law made the GREATEST Poppy Seed Kolachi rolls in the world. One time I was very sick as a child and I couldn’t eat. She made a whole roll for me and I devoured every last bit of it after I smeared cream cheese on every slice.

I love it. I like washing it down with a nice cold glass of milk. Slavic desserts are underrated.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 7:16:18am

Way to shoot themselves in the feet:

WB studio head claims that it takes longer for the Wonder Woman marketing to get ready in the morning.

If that was a joke, it was awful. Heck, Diana Prince would reach out from the movie and throttle this guy for his misogynistic bullshit.

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bratwurst  May 11, 2017 • 7:16:47am

Here is what Hannity is covering while everyone else covers the Comey firing:

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 7:17:14am

re: #216 The Vicious Babushka

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10-1 odds it’s going over Hillary Clinton’s portrait.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 7:17:29am

re: #216 The Vicious Babushka

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Too bad for them, they still lost by nearly 3 million votes.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 7:18:02am

re: #216 The Vicious Babushka

And those blue areas are where the makers are; the takers are in the red (almost, but not completely the case). Blue states are more likely to give more to the feds. Red states are more likely to receive more in federal funds than they give.

Blue states subsidize the red states.

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jeffreyw  May 11, 2017 • 7:18:18am

re: #198 Birth Control Works

Oh, the trouble with living in the first world

I can’t find my phone.

It’s in a phone wallet with my driver’s license and debit card.

It is somewhere in the house.

I feel trapped.

(I did email a friend and ask her to call it—I don’t think she is awake yet)

Is it an android? Google can call you.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 7:18:37am

re: #219 bratwurst

Here is what Hannity is covering while everyone else covers the Comey firing:

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Glad Lumpy finally admits he has a problem. Oh wait. Tell me Sean, how much salt does Donald put on his balls when he drops them in your mouth?

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bratwurst  May 11, 2017 • 7:19:26am

re: #218 lawhawk

That a a parody feed, meant to be the Onion of women’s magazines or something.

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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 7:19:33am

re: #209 I cannot.

So, from our fellow Comrades in the People’s Republic of Balloon Juice, I found this interesting, coherent, and utterly terrifying theory…

balloon-juice.com

And that right there is the sole reason I think Pence would be better than Trump. Pence, for all of the theocracy he and the Republicans would try to bring, is at least operating in a framework. We can also expect consistent, even if bad, behavior in situations like actions by Russia. We can expect no such consistency from Trump.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 7:20:16am

re: #198 Birth Control Works

Oh, the trouble with living in the first world

I can’t find my phone.

It’s in a phone wallet with my driver’s license and debit card.

It is somewhere in the house.

I feel trapped.

(I did email a friend and ask her to call it—I don’t think she is awake yet)

I used to use software provided by t-mobile to find my phone via a web-site. I think it was called Lookout. Then I used an IFTTT applet with Amazon Echo to find it. Now I just press a button on my Gear Fit 2 watch to make my phone ring.

You could probably call yourself via Google Voice.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 7:20:51am

re: #222 lawhawk

And those blue areas are where the makers are; the takers are in the red (almost, but not completely the case). Blue states are more likely to give more to the feds. Red states are more likely to receive more in federal funds than they give.

Blue states subsidize the red states.

The blue areas are where all the people live.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2017 • 7:20:58am

re: #52 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My solution for dealing with any other Confederate monuments: Surround them with voliere, fill enclosure with pigeons and let them bury monument under several feet of shit.

A better solution: Imgur

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 7:21:39am

re: #209 I cannot.

So, from our fellow Comrades in the People’s Republic of Balloon Juice, I found this interesting, coherent, and utterly terrifying theory…

balloon-juice.com

So, we’re basically dealing with Evil Chauncey Gardner here?

Sounds about right.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:22:19am

The Problem With Linking Abortion and Economics

Above all, it’s a profoundly dehumanizing argument. It reduces mothers and their children to mere economic objects, and amounts to saying we are justified in killing those who impede our economic progress. Parenting presents undeniable challenges, but no one argues that those challenges give parents the right to kill their children.

It’s also patronizing, and patently dishonest. Of course unplanned pregnancy presents challenges. But it doesn’t have to lead to economic failure. Abortion is society’s easy way out — its way of avoiding grappling with the fundamental injustices driving women to abortion clinics.

a little bias?

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 7:22:32am

Somewhere in Russia Edward Snowden is looking at the Russian visit to the Oval Office and thinking just how irrelevant he has become. You mean they can just walk in and ask for it?

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 7:23:29am

re: #219 bratwurst

Here is what Hannity is covering while everyone else covers the Comey firing:

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He’s including his time slot in that, yeah?

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 7:23:57am

re: #219 bratwurst

Here is what Hannity is covering while everyone else covers the Comey firing:

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Hannity is calling himself unhinged?

/

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 7:24:14am

re: #232 darthstar

Somewhere in Russia Edward Snowden is looking at the Russian visit to the Oval Office and thinking just how irrelevant he has become. You mean they can just walk in and ask for it?

And I hope that Asshole Assange is starting to sweat in his Ecuadorian cubbyhole…

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 7:24:37am

re: #198 Birth Control Works

Oh, the trouble with living in the first world

I can’t find my phone.

It’s in a phone wallet with my driver’s license and debit card.

It is somewhere in the house.

I feel trapped.

(I did email a friend and ask her to call it—I don’t think she is awake yet)

Just walk around the house shouting, “Okay Google/Siri, what’s the weather today?” until it responds.

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 7:24:54am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

I don’t think Dave is off in that at all. It fits why Trump will praise someone or something one minute than act like he never did.

It also makes sense to me. Whether Trump has always been like this, or whether it’s a recent manifestation, is the question. Certainly he has a reputation of being a pathological liar and a compulsive publicity hound. But he could actually speak coherently (admittedly, about his own businesses) when he was younger. Now, he seems unable to utter a coherent sentence about anything, much less a paragraph.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 7:24:56am

re: #231 Birth Control Works

The Problem With Linking Abortion and Economics

a little bias?

NY Times failed to disclose that the person who wrote this op-ed is affiliated with bullshit anti-choice “Crisis Pregnancy” centers.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 7:25:32am

re: #235 Joe Bacon

And I hope that Asshole Assange is starting to sweat in his Ecuadorian cubbyhole…

He’ll be fleeing to Sweden to face charges at this rate.

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Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 7:26:38am

about 25% of my callers daily are this stupid…

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I cannot.  May 11, 2017 • 7:26:39am

So, starting my tour of teh Twitterz with some little fun things…

Some mad smoke ring skills…

And some nazi furry dude that…well, I’m hiding it, but just check out the screenshots, jeez…

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 7:27:03am

re: #239 darthstar

He’ll be fleeing to Sweden to face charges at this rate.

Neither Ed nor Julian seem especially useful to Russia at this point.

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 7:27:15am
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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 7:28:16am
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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:28:30am

re: #236 darthstar

Just walk around the house shouting, “Okay Google/Siri, what’s the weather today?” until it responds.

I turned Siri off.

(I hate that bitch)

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:30:27am
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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 7:30:55am
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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:31:57am
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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:32:23am
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I cannot.  May 11, 2017 • 7:32:30am

re: #237 wheat-dogg

From what I have seen of his time in public, I think he’s always been like this, at least in the need for domination. But there is no question to me that now there are severe thought/memory problems added to the pre-existing personality problems.

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De Kolta Chair  May 11, 2017 • 7:34:14am

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 7:34:19am
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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 7:37:04am
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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 7:38:27am

Judging by what’s happened this week and the reaction to it all, I’m thinking this can’t go on without something breaking loose.

Trump tried to vent his frustration with bad press by removing his FBI director - which only led to more bad press. He brought Russian spies (and their ‘photographer’) into the Oval Office while barring the US media. His Congress is taking a beating over, well, pretty much everything.

Something’s gotta give here. Either the Mother of All Leaks is gonna drop, or someone’s gonna get led out of the White House in cuffs, or Trump is gonna start gnawing on his own arm on live TV.

This cannot hold. Something’s gotta give.

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I cannot.  May 11, 2017 • 7:38:57am

re: #245 Birth Control Works

I got a co-worker to try to stump their Siri by asking her what they should ask her…she replied with some derisive, yet polite kind of “Please ask when you have a REAL question”.

I was quite proud of that.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 7:39:23am

re: #225 bratwurst

Seriously? Jeez. That’s so not funny.

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 7:39:36am

re: #250 I cannot.

From what I have seen of his time in public, I think he’s always been like this, at least in the need for domination. But there is no question to me that now there are severe thought/memory problems added to the pre-existing personality problems.

I agree 100%. In any event, he’s not fit for office, but sadly it seems nothing short of a total breakdown on camera will convince voters, the Cabinet and the GOP of that.

If there were anyone on his staff with a backbone, they would have yanked his Android phone away from him, closed his personal Twitter account, and insisted any tweets on the POTUS account go through an intermediary for security and diplomatic reasons. (And legal ones, too, ftm.) As it is, we have the top official of the USA blathering on Twitter, revealing the tortured ravings of an unbalanced mind — a priceless gift to spies, lawyers, and foreign ministers worldwide.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 7:39:57am

re: #216 The Vicious Babushka

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 7:40:25am

re: #254 makeitstop

This cannot hold. Something’s gotta give.

Things can go on for a lot longer than one would at first expect.

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 7:40:46am

One of my favorite twitter accounts - they subtly troll Trump on an almost daily basis now…

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darthstar  May 11, 2017 • 7:42:04am

re: #254 makeitstop

This cannot hold. Something’s gotta give.

I nominate a certain four chambered organ.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 7:43:24am

re: #261 darthstar

I nominate a certain four chambered organ.

Hadn’t thought of that, but…I’m cool with it.

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 7:43:33am
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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 7:44:16am
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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 7:44:38am

re: #254 makeitstop

You would think that to be the case, but Trump’s shown a remarkable ability to remain insulated from all the batcrap insane things he says and does (or did).

With his ratings among GOPers still at or above 80%, the GOP wont move against him, but if the leaks at the WH continue, something might just shake loose that will make it impossible for the GOP in Congress to ignore or throw chaff for.

Then again, they’ve been throwing chaff over all the Trump-Russia ties for months, despite all the evidence that the entire admin was compromised from Trump on down.

If I were Democrats in Congress, I’d be demanding Flynn testify, and ask him specifically whether he’s been contacted by anyone in the WH since he was fired - run through the names of everyone, or whether any messages were transmitted through 3d parties from Trump and the WH to him.

I’d fully expect an unending series of 5th Amendment responses, and the shit hitting the fan thereafter.

Dream list of people hauled in to testify:

Sessions - did you recuse yourself from Russia investigation. But you played pivotal role in firing lead on investigation.

McGahn - you don’t think WH staff lying to each other isn’t important or critical to the function of the WH? Flynn lied to Trump, Pence, and other staff, and you don’t think that important?

Etc.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 7:45:11am

He went there

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 7:47:32am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 7:47:42am

re: #249 Birth Control Works

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 7:49:11am

re: #247 FormerDirtDart

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Mike Lee making sense, what has the world come to?

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 7:49:39am
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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 7:51:17am

re: #266 Stanley Sea

He went there

I wonder if the head of the FBI, since it has the authority to investigation the White House, should only be able to be fired by Congress. Shorten the term to 8 years.

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 7:52:36am

re: #270 FormerDirtDart

Bring back steam! Bring back military couriers! And armadas!

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 7:52:43am

Heh.

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 7:54:08am

BOOM! Goes the dynamite.

Asked if the Russian Federation attempted to influence the US presidential elections, all officials at the hearing said… Guess what?

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 7:54:56am

re: #274 Teukka

BOOM! Goes the dynamite.

Asked if the Russian Federation attempted to influence the US presidential elections, all officials at the hearing said… Guess what?

I’ll take obvious answers for $400, Alex.

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freetoken  May 11, 2017 • 7:55:21am

re: #270 FormerDirtDart

NAVSEA as Bugs Bunny is fitting enough.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 7:56:34am

I am officially FUBAR

no phone wallet

no cream for my 2nd cuppa.

oy

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 7:57:20am

re: #277 Birth Control Works

I am officially FUBAR

no phone wallet

no cream for my 2nd cuppa.

oy

If you have a recliner, it’s in there. It’s always in the recliner.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 11, 2017 • 7:58:13am

re: #209 I cannot.

So, from our fellow Comrades in the People’s Republic of Balloon Juice, I found this interesting, coherent, and utterly terrifying theory…

balloon-juice.com

That is a remarkably good analysis of the mechanism of 45’s functioning. Purely animalistic reaction to a stimulus. And, utterly horrifying that it seems so accurate.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 7:58:16am

re: #270 FormerDirtDart

Oh FFS.

The EMALs system is supposed to be more flexible than the steam catapults the US has used since after WWII. Every US carrier after WWII was either built with steam catapults or retrofitted to use them, enabling US Navy to fly bigger and more heavily laden planes than if they didn’t use the catapult.

For instance, the Russians and Chinese rely on a jump ski bow - to help get planes into the air, but that means recovery is tougher, and they can’t launch with as many weapons had they been catapulted.

The EMAL system means the Navy can dial up or down the energy needed to launch a specific vehicle - a UAV or a heavy plane, and makes it far more flexible.

No one else has this technology.

Trump’s a fucking moron, and no one is there to even give him the proper terminology or prep him for any of this.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 11, 2017 • 7:58:16am

Fox News, the American version of RT.

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caseyjr  May 11, 2017 • 7:58:45am

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

Canada doesn’t have dollar bills.

your loonie

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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 8:00:52am

re: #277 Birth Control Works

I went to go find a “Call my phone” site, there are a lot, and I found this one to be the funniest: phonemyphone.com. You can schedule a phone call to happen at any time, like, say, when you want to get out of a meeting.

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steve_davis  May 11, 2017 • 8:02:40am

re: #69 William Lewis

He’s a good Meal Team 6 trooper from the look of his Hobbit Meal Plan body:

you know, in all fairness, basically every bit of idiotic shit that the hobbits do in the movies was actually done by Gandalf in the book. Waking the monster outside the Mines of Moria? Check. Accidentally making noise inside the mines that wakes the balrog? Check. Hobbits may be a bit foolish, but they’re legendary for being quiet, which is why you almost never see them today.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 8:03:38am

re: #281 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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Fox News, the American version of RT.

FNC also tried to claim Comey “resigned.” They’re the biggest fake news of all and Trump loves em.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 8:03:44am

re: #283 Belafon

I went to go find a “Call my phone” site, there are a lot, and I found this one to be the funniest: phonemyphone.com. You can schedule a phone call to happen at any time, like, say, when you want to get out of a meeting.

We were told that we’re not to bring our cell phones to today’s staff meeting, despite there never having been an issue. You brought this to my attention a day too late.

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 8:04:08am

re: #240 Joe Bacon

Nothing but the truth. Great cartoon.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:04:13am

re: #18 Kragar

Anyone get the idea the very pissed off guy in this video might be a Republican voter…maybe even voted for Trump?

I get that impression when he says Trump is not a Republican. Sounds like that upsets him as he may be a Republican.

And the what about the entire group of people that stand and clap when he finishes? Gotta be a few Republicans in that group.

Just wondering, because that may be an example of the Trump voters with remorse…actually now sensing the danger of Trump to, well, everything.

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2017 • 8:07:03am

re: #281 A wild WITHAK appeared!

Fox News must not have done its homework because Bethesda, Maryland is blue blue blue. They should have went to Hagerstown, MD where you still see Confederate flags.

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Jay C  May 11, 2017 • 8:07:53am

re: #280 lawhawk

Oh FFS.

The EMALs system is supposed to be more flexible than the steam catapults the US has used since after WWII. Every US carrier after WWII was either built with steam catapults or retrofitted to use them, enabling US Navy to fly bigger and more heavily laden planes than if they didn’t use the catapult.

For instance, the Russians and Chinese rely on a jump ski bow - to help get planes into the air, but that means recovery is tougher, and they can’t launch with as many weapons had they been catapulted.

The EMAL system means the Navy can dial up or down the energy needed to launch a specific vehicle - a UAV or a heavy plane, and makes it far more flexible.

No one else has this technology.

Trump’s a fucking moron, and no one is there to even give him the proper terminology or prep him for any of this.

Y’know, even just by reading in Wikipedia a bit, even a rank amateur armchair-strategist (like yrs. truly) can find out that the USN has changed to an electromagnetic launch system for its carriers. And (it being naval technology, and fairly new) it’s probably likely to have some technical problems. I might talk about it, and end up sounding like an idiot because there’s some engineering or physics issue I don’t understand, but Donald Trump is POTUS, and Commander-in-Chief of all the US’ armed forces. HE doesn’t have that excuse….

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 8:08:05am

re: #288 ObserverArt

Anyone get the idea the very pissed off guy in this video might be a Republican voter…maybe even voted for Trump?

I get that impression when he says Trump is not a Republican. Sounds like that upsets him as he may be a Republican.

And the what about the entire group of people that stand and clap when he finishes? Gotta be a few Republicans in that group.

Just wondering, because that may be an example of the Trump voters with remorse…actually now sensing the danger of Trump to, well, everything.

The alt-right wants to destroy everything of value in America, but the idiot Trump voters who had no idea of what he is are slowly peeling off. These things tend to accelerate over time as people talk to their friends and co-workers about their dissatisfaction.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 8:09:26am

re: #261 darthstar

I nominate a certain four chambered organ.

The waiters know well Trump’s personal preferences. As he settles down, they bring him a Diet Coke, while the rest of us are served water, with the Vice President sitting at one end of the table. With the salad course, Trump is served what appears to be Thousand Island dressing instead of the creamy vinaigrette for his guests. When the chicken arrives, he is the only one given an extra dish of sauce. At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everyone else. The tastes of Pence are also tended to. Instead of the pie, he gets a fruit plate.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:09:27am

re: #120 The Vicious Babushka

I’m going to watch this. Should be COMEDY GOLD.

NBC Nightly News ✔ @NBCNightlyNews
TONIGHT: @LesterHoltNBC one-on-one with Pres Trump at the White House.
8:24 AM - 11 May 2017
168 168 Retweets 190 190 likes

I wonder if that interview is already finished off since they are pushing it?

Because if it is not, maybe it never happens.

The other possibility is Trump turns it into a bash of the fake news, gets testy and leaves early.

Gonna be interesting any way it goes.

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 8:10:16am

re: #269 HappyWarrior

Mike Lee making sense, what has the world come to?

Stop the world, I want to get off.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 8:13:13am

re: #290 Jay C

Precisely. There’s no excuse for Trump to opine ignorantly about anything relating to military matters. Trump has the JCS at his disposal to inform him of everything relating to the military, including what equipment we have, what we’re procuring, etc.

Trump is profoundly ignorant. He doesn’t care, and will blithely go on about everything ignoring reality.

He thinks steam projects strength? That’s not how any of this works.

Does he think the US should bring back the F-14 too? Top Gun was the epitome of US Naval Aviation?

We also had something like 15,000 P-51 Mustangs built. Should we go back to them, because they had the numbers?

Trump is an armchair moron who fancies himself an expert. And he’s the fucking president who has every bit of info about all this stuff at his disposal.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 8:14:00am

FOUND IT!

little imp was hiding in a shadow behind the couch!

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 8:14:13am

Neighbor is having some landscaping done, work truck unloading the crap has Molan Labe bumper sticker.

It occurs to me our country is being run by the Molan Labe crowd.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 8:14:50am

re: #294 Sir John Barron

Stop the world, I want to get off.

There is a t-shirt for that …

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 8:15:31am

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Neighbor is having some landscaping done, work truck unloading the crap has Molan Labe bumper sticker.

It occurs to me our country is being run by the Molan Labe crowd.

which is great when the situation calls for it, but this is not Greece and Xerxes is dead.

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wheat-dogg  May 11, 2017 • 8:15:35am

re: #296 Birth Control Works

FOUND IT!

little imp was hiding in a shadow behind the couch!

Probably laughing at you, too.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 8:16:18am

re: #297 Sir John Barron

Neighbor is having some landscaping done, work truck unloading the crap has Molan Labe bumper sticker.

It occurs to me our country is being run by the Molan Labe crowd.

It idiots are in charge now. That never goes well, even for the idiots.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 8:16:24am

re: #295 lawhawk

Precisely. There’s no excuse for Trump to opine ignorantly about anything relating to military matters. Trump has the JCS at his disposal to inform him of everything relating to the military, including what equipment we have, what we’re procuring, etc.

Trump is profoundly ignorant. He doesn’t care, and will blithely go on about everything ignoring reality.

He thinks steam projects strength? That’s not how any of this works.

Does he think the US should bring back the F-14 too? Top Gun was the epitome of US Naval Aviation?

We also had something like 15,000 P-51 Mustangs built. Should we go back to them, because they had the numbers?

Trump is an armchair moron who fancies himself an expert. And he’s the fucking president who has every bit of info about all this stuff at his disposal.

He’ll probably start pushing to recommission the USS Missouri given how everything is penis length with him.

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ipsos  May 11, 2017 • 8:16:44am

re: #296 Birth Control Works

FOUND IT!

little imp was hiding in a shadow behind the couch!

At least it wasn’t hiding out in the bushes with Spicy Sean…

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 8:17:04am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 8:20:22am
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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:23:08am

re: #133 lawhawk

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Trump got played by the Russians? Or, much more likely, he had no problems with the Russians being the sole media outlet, and only after it was all over did someone realize it would look bad even to Fox that no US media outlets were in the room while the Russians were there.

Trump negotiating skills once again on display - the complete absence of any of them.

Greetings from the Resistance!

Every day Trump and his know-nothing, kept-in-the-dark staff lies and lies makes them weaker and weaker.

You can bullshit some, people expect it from politicians, but constant lying with three different versions running at the same time because no one knows what the lie should be just makes you and your whole staff a joke. They are not even good professional liars; they come off like a pack of kids caught stealing beer at a convenience store with the cops asking who put them up to it, who is the ringleader and what are your names?

Everything they now say is going to get run through the media mill and the Democrat case builders.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 8:23:39am

Nixon Official Admits the ‘War on Drugs’ Was Really a War on Blacks - and It Worked

Judge Allows White Ala. Town to Return to Segregation

Why these are not front page news everywhere is beyond me. The inmates are running the joint under the radar of POTUS smokescreen.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 8:24:42am

re: #306 The Vicious Babushka

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 8:25:10am
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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 8:26:24am

Two Dead Canaries in the Coal Mine

If you’re inclined to downplay the termination of FBI Director James Comey, reasoning that he was a flawed leader, or that President Trump was legally entitled to fire him, or that many of the Democrats objecting to his termination previously criticized him, or that liberals are so freaked out by the president that their latest freakout cannot be taken seriously, a civil libertarian like me is unlikely to change your mind.

Long before Donald Trump decided to run for president, when Barack Obama had almost a full term left and Hillary Clinton seemed like his likeliest successor, I argued in “All the Infrastructure a Tyrant Would Need, Courtesy of Bush and Obama,” that “we’re counting on having angels in office and making ourselves vulnerable to devils. Bush and Obama have built infrastructure any devil would lust after.”

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 8:26:51am

re: #310 Dr. Matt

Can anyone make out the channels being surfed on the mirror?

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 8:28:09am

re: #312 lawhawk

Can anyone make out the channels being surfed on the mirror?

No:
Image: donald-trump-after-hours-21.jpg

Text is too blurry

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 8:29:14am

re: #312 lawhawk

Can anyone make out the channels being surfed on the mirror?

The photo caption says Senate hearings, but I’m not familiar with that interface, and the text is too blurry to read, so can not confirm what it is.

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 8:30:03am

re: #312 lawhawk

Can anyone make out the channels being surfed on the mirror?

The caption at Time is: Trump, with Pence, watches a replay of Senate hearings from a private dining room near the Oval Office

Apparently Donny loves Tivo.

*edited for typo*

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 8:31:38am

re: #315 Dr. Matt

The caption at Time is: Trump, with Pence, watches a replay of Senate hearings from a private dining room near the Oval Office

Apparently Donny loves Tevo.

Everyone who used Tivo back in the day loved it, but it’s no Plex.

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 8:31:44am
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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 8:31:50am

GOP senator says ‘the Indians’ should ‘just take my word for it’ on sacred tribal lands

Not only was Sen. Orrin Hatch condescending, he was also wrong.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:33:04am

I see Trump is having problems with “priming the pump” as if he created the phrase.

Doesn’t the phrase really come from the mechanical world. Pumps of all kinds, like water pumps, probably the first pumps, need primed before you get them up running properly.

The phrase may be even older than some are saying, but if it is just about how it is used to explain the economy then it probably goes to the Depression era.

When Trump finally stumbles on something generally known by everyone but new to him, he thinks he created it. What a putz. Pride comes before the fall.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 8:34:29am

re: #317 FormerDirtDart

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 8:36:06am

re: #316 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Everyone who used Tivo back in the day loved it, but it’s no Plex.

Donny probably still has an AOL account.

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 8:36:15am

And….
We await the tweet storm…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 8:36:17am

re: #319 ObserverArt

I see Trump is having problems with “priming the pump” as if he created the phrase.

Doesn’t the phrase really come from the mechanical world. Pumps of all kinds, like water pumps, probably the first pumps, need primed before you get them up running properly.

The phrase may be even older than some are saying, but if it is just about how it is used to explain the economy then it probably goes to the Depression era.

When Trump finally stumbles on something generally known by everyone but new to him, he thinks he created it. What a putz. Pride comes before the fall.

I think he was talking about using the phrase in economics, which was also stupid.
He obviously knows of the concept of priming a physical pump, or wouldn’t have the concept in his mind at all.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 8:37:54am
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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 8:38:08am

re: #312 lawhawk

Can anyone make out the channels being surfed on the mirror?

Per the article he was queuing up what he thought were the good parts of the Clapper hearing on Tivo.

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 8:38:15am
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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 8:38:57am

re: #306 The Vicious Babushka

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HOw date you. //

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 8:39:19am

re: #322 FormerDirtDart

And….
We await the tweet storm…

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Any sane, reality-based person would have told his supporters that this is America, and they need to smarten up and stop chanting to lock up a political opponent. Instead, he just made his gassy baby face and listened to idiots chant. It’s been all downhill from there.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 8:39:39am

re: #326 gocart mozart

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Don’t compare Trump to Fredo. Fredo was at least a good uncle to Anthony.

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 8:40:27am
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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:40:54am

re: #178 HappyWarrior

He always says little by saying a lot.

That is the mark of a 100% bullshitter right there.

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nines09  May 11, 2017 • 8:41:53am
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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 8:42:45am
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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 8:43:29am

re: #324 The Vicious Babushka

Fire this guy, too!!!!

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 8:43:42am

re: #322 FormerDirtDart

And….
We await the tweet storm…

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How many people does Trump have to fire before he gets to people with civil service protections?

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:44:23am

re: #186 caseyjr

I long hoped that Pres Obama would deliver the commencement address at Kenyon, fer the lulz.

I take it you mean the smallish Ohio college. Heh, that would have been fun. I know it well, not too far from my old hometown and areas we roamed as youths.

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Jay C  May 11, 2017 • 8:45:01am

re: #335 Timothy Watson

How many people does Trump have to fire before he gets to people with civil service protections?

All of them?

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 8:46:15am

Because of course these conspiracy nut right wing know-nothings would go there.

Bill Clinton fired William Sessions because Sessions was up to his eyeballs in scandal and refused to come clean about his financial dealings and obtaining a mortgage.

However, Sessions’ ethics came into question just before then-President-elect Bill Clinton was inaugurated. Sessions was accused of improperly using an FBI plane to visit his family as well as reportedly installing a security fence around his home on the government’s dime. A Justice Department report found that Sessions had avoided paying taxes on the use of his FBI limousine for his daily commute.

He refused to resign when questioned about his actions. He was fired on recommendation of AG Reno.

That’s completely different than Trump firing Comey because the FBI is investigating the President.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:46:39am

re: #189 Citizen K

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This, I feel like, is one of the central things of Trump: he has to claim all this outlandish bullshit, because to admit humility and fault is the exact same as being humiliated, and he can’t bear to be told he’s not God’s Gift to All Creation.

His bullshit is like him carrying around a little stuffed bear and fluffy blue baby blanket to lend him a sense of security.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 8:46:44am

re: #338 lawhawk

As long as there is tit for tat, it’s ok?

WTF

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nines09  May 11, 2017 • 8:48:13am

BREAKING…..THIS JUST IN……………………….Sources close to the WH say they are close to naming the new director of the FBI after discovering Mr. Norris has completely recovered from the toupee glue poisoning that almost killed him.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 8:49:45am

re: #340 Birth Control Works

As long as there is tit for tat, it’s ok?

WTF

Trump Jr (who has blocked me on Twitter) is no different than Flynn Jr in spewing nonsensical ravings of conspiracy lunatics. Except that Trump Jr is still directly accessing the WH and Trump, while Flynn Jr has gone silent because his dad is under all kinds of federal investigations.

None of the Trump kids knows to STFU because that’d be better for all of them as investigations are underway.

In other words, grab the popcorn, because this movie is just getting started.

Pass the popcorn
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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 8:50:00am

Seen on Facebook…

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 8:51:58am
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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 8:53:35am

re: #343 makeitstop

Seen on Facebook…

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////

:)

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EPR-radar  May 11, 2017 • 8:53:45am

re: #344 Dr. Matt

It’s interesting that this story is appearing in the Wall Street Journal.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:54:41am

re: #216 The Vicious Babushka

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I see Columbus sticks out like a sore thumb in that map. One dark blue spot in a sea of red. Uggh.

But how sad Trump is hanging his entire career as President on an election map…just over 100 days in.

Maybe it is a sign he is admitting that is as good as it is going to get for him.

Be nice if it were a parting gift.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 8:54:54am

AUTOMATIC. BLOCKING. FUNCTION. TRIGGERED.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:56:31am

re: #219 bratwurst

Here is what Hannity is covering while everyone else covers the Comey firing:

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Sean is actually do a story on himself and Fox News…who knew?!

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2017 • 8:56:54am

re: #324 The Vicious Babushka

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And McCabe will be fired in 5…..4…..3…..2……….

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 8:56:58am

re: #346 EPR-radar

It’s interesting that this story is appearing in the Wall Street Journal.

Moar Fake Newz

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CongoJack  May 11, 2017 • 8:57:09am

re: #348 The Vicious Babushka

AUTOMATIC. BLOCKING. FUNCTION. TRIGGERED.

[Embedded content]

*Sigh*

Roll tide - or whatever.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:57:31am

re: #222 lawhawk

And those blue areas are where the makers are; the takers are in the red (almost, but not completely the case). Blue states are more likely to give more to the feds. Red states are more likely to receive more in federal funds than they give.

Blue states subsidize the red states.

And in some cases, the blue blocks support the red within a state.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 8:58:38am

Trump and his cabal of cronies are so screwed, and it’s only the GOP continuing to shield his corrupt regime that’s keeping him, Pence, and all the rest of the WH, in office.

That too makes the GOP complicit - Ryan, McConnell, and the GOP leadership.

It’s a constitutional crisis, and the GOP has effectively neutered the Constitution because they refuse to act and follow their oaths of office.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 8:59:58am

re: #232 darthstar

Somewhere in Russia Edward Snowden is looking at the Russian visit to the Oval Office and thinking just how irrelevant he has become. You mean they can just walk in and ask for it?

Edward Snowden. Edward Snowden?

Sounds familiar. Who is he again?

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 9:01:56am

re: #348 The Vicious Babushka

AUTOMATIC. BLOCKING. FUNCTION. TRIGGERED.

[Hidden content]

Yeah but he’s a “loving husband, father.” He says so.

//

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 9:02:35am

re: #354 lawhawk

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Trump and his cabal of cronies are so screwed, and it’s only the GOP continuing to shield his corrupt regime that’s keeping him, Pence, and all the rest of the WH, in office.

That too makes the GOP complicit - Ryan, McConnell, and the GOP leadership.

It’s a constitutional crisis, and the GOP has effectively neutered the Constitution because they refuse to act and follow their oaths of office.

To that end, if there really is an established link, why haven’t foreign intel agencies/governments started leaking this out. Our allies can’t stand this guy and know he’s bad for the world.

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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 9:03:08am

re: #341 nines09

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[Embedded image]BREAKING…..THIS JUST IN……………………….Sources close to the WH say they are close to naming the new director of the FBI after discovering Mr. Norris has completely recovered from the toupee glue poisoning that almost killed him.

Trump acolytes would regard this as a totally reasonable and impressive hire.

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 9:04:27am

re: #357 Dr. Matt

To that end, if there really is an established link, why haven’t foreign intel agencies/governments started leaking this out. Our allies can’t stand this guy and know he’s bad for the world.

Maybe they’re awaiting the appropriate moment to act…

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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 9:06:40am

re: #357 Dr. Matt

To that end, if there really is an established link, why haven’t foreign intel agencies/governments started leaking this out. Our allies can’t stand this guy and know he’s bad for the world.

They will have to build up a case as air tight as the one the FBI has to build. Otherwise it will be viewed as an attack on the US, and would help Russia.

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EPR-radar  May 11, 2017 • 9:07:09am

re: #359 Teukka

Maybe they’re awaiting the appropriate moment to act…

If the IC really is going to nail Trump:

1) They need to act quickly.

2) Republican traitors in Congress and Trump would both be equally important targets.

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De Kolta Chair  May 11, 2017 • 9:07:39am

re: #260 darthstar

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 9:07:52am

re: #357 Dr. Matt

Geopolitics and intel community is a weird place to work. Lots of stuff stays hidden because it’s “better” for everyone. You don’t necessarily want to leak X on country Y, because that country might turn around and hit you with Z, which could be worse for you.

Israel might not want to release that info, because they know that there’s people at US State Dept or CIA that can’t stand Israel and might leak something that destabilizes Israel in retaliation.

So, hinting that there’s bad stuff out there is about as far as some might be willing to go.

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Teukka  May 11, 2017 • 9:09:14am

re: #361 EPR-radar

If the IC really is going to nail Trump:

1) They need to act quickly.

2) Republican traitors in Congress and Trump would both be equally important targets.

Which means timing is everything to maintain an element of surprise.

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EPR-radar  May 11, 2017 • 9:10:01am

re: #355 ObserverArt

Edward Snowden. Edward Snowden?

Sounds familiar. Who is he again?

A former useful idiot for Russia, now made completely irrelevant by the Russian puppet in the White House.

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 9:12:57am
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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 9:14:48am

re: #366 FormerDirtDart

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Hmmmm

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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 9:15:12am

re: #366 FormerDirtDart

We’re about to find out that Comey voted for Clinton and was obviously a Russian plant.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 9:16:15am

My phone appears to be dead.

Maybe it went off behind the couch to die.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 9:16:35am

SCOTTISH WOMAN QUITS JOB

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 9:16:36am

re: #368 Belafon

We’re about to find out that Comey voted for Clinton and was obviously a Russian plant.

And works for Soros.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 9:17:18am

re: #371 Dr. Matt

And works for Soros.

And reads Alinsky!!!

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(Bert the Turtle)  May 11, 2017 • 9:18:47am

re: #370 The Vicious Babushka

That’s a good one. My last ‘notice’ email was a doozy. I wish I would’ve kept a copy.

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gocart mozart  May 11, 2017 • 9:20:56am
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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 9:21:03am

re: #372 HappyWarrior

And reads Alinsky!!!

They are related. Duh

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 9:21:31am

re: #281 A wild WITHAK appeared!

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Fox News, the American version of RT.

All the peoples are asking questions about Trump.

The ground beneath reluctant Republicans is turning to quicksand. I want Mitch and Paulie standing right there in the middle of it refusing to move.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 9:23:00am

re: #285 HappyWarrior

FNC also tried to claim Comey “resigned.” They’re the biggest fake news of all and Trump loves em.

Heh…you typed FNC.

Does that stand for Fake News Central?

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 9:23:53am

re: #377 ObserverArt

Heh…you typed FNC.

Does that stand for Fake News Central?

And unlike Huckabee and CNN the letters actually work!

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 9:24:11am
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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 9:24:13am

re: #370 The Vicious Babushka

SCOTTISH WOMAN QUITS JOB

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Let me save that…

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 9:24:38am
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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 9:26:25am

re: #296 Birth Control Works

FOUND IT!

little imp was hiding in a shadow behind the couch!

Did the doggies have anything to do with it…maybe playing games with you, or even upset there were not enough ear scritches the last few days and it is payback?

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 9:28:08am

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nines09  May 11, 2017 • 9:29:17am

Reaction of human being at coming to, after being exposed to Trump’s Inner Sanctum…

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 9:29:24am
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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 9:30:02am

re: #382 ObserverArt

Did the doggies have anything to do with it…maybe playing games with you, or even upset there were not enough ear scritches the last few days and it is payback?

I just don’t think so. The phone doesn’t smell enough like food for them to notice it.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 9:31:36am

I hard booted the phone.

(glad I remembered how)

All should be well and I’ll be off to get more cream for my 2nd cuppa.

PRIORITIES in the First World.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 11, 2017 • 9:37:34am

re: #354 lawhawk

Please please please please be true. After all this fucking mess, I want the Republican Party absolutely destroyed. With severe prejudice. They’ve chosen power over duty. No place for them in this country anymore.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 9:38:45am
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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 9:39:27am

re: #388 GlutenFreeJesus

Please please please please be true. After all this fucking mess, I want the Republican Party absolutely destroyed. With severe prejudice. They’ve chosen power over duty. No place for them in this country anymore.

we need, at least, a two party system.

Preferrably with no religious fanatics as members.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2017 • 9:39:28am

I don’t know how accurate Mr. Geller here is, but this is interesting:

Boente is the DA for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 9:40:14am

re: #324 The Vicious Babushka

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Is there a betting line up yet on how long acting FBI Director McCabe is on the job?

If we truly are in Watergate 2 McCabe has days.

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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 9:40:48am

re: #389 Stanley Sea

And that’s why the military is run by a civilian.

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(Bert the Turtle)  May 11, 2017 • 9:42:13am

re: #390 Birth Control Works

Yes, we do. But wouldn’t it be great if one the two parties wasn’t batshit crazy?

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 9:42:17am

Thug 101

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 9:44:42am

re: #395 Dr. Matt

Thug 101

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Dickbag. See this is how I resist. I go out of my way to make immigrants and non whites feel welcome. This is our country and I’m happy to share it with them.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 9:44:57am

re: #344 Dr. Matt

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Is that Comey getting ready to mow his lawn? Sorta reminds me of the image of Johnny Boehner taking pleasure in cutting his grass a few days after he resigned as Speaker.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 9:44:59am

re: #391 Dr Lizardo

I don’t know how accurate Mr. Geller here is, but this is interesting:

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Boente is the DA for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Don’t expect much from Boente, he’s the one that backed Trump’s Muslim Ban executive order after Yates was fired.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 11, 2017 • 9:47:04am

re: #395 Dr. Matt

I’ve seen follow-up tweets that show him in that same outfit, in a mugshot, crying. So at least justice was served in some small way.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 9:49:25am

re: #365 EPR-radar

A former useful idiot for Russia, now made completely irrelevant by the Russian puppet in the White House.

It may be Captain Obvious time, but I wonder if Snowden did in fact lead to the hacking of the DNC and RNC servers somehow?

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 11, 2017 • 9:50:20am

Rosenstein’s Twitter account, which apparently was legit, has been… suspended.

twitter.com

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 9:50:33am

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 9:50:37am

re: #391 Dr Lizardo

I don’t know how accurate Mr. Geller here is, but this is interesting:

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Boente is the DA for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Whoa, fuck. They’ve been working with Comey.

This might be big.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 11, 2017 • 9:51:31am

re: #403 makeitstop

not getting my hopes up. Unless they announce an immediate press conference after the meeting then we won’t know shit for a while, if ever.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 11, 2017 • 9:52:52am

re: #404 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

pscp.tv

Burr and Warner on periscope now

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 9:53:29am

re: #366 FormerDirtDart

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I hear there is much speculation Rosenstein is not a happy man right now. It is being said he was used in a way he was not pleased about.

This asking to meet with the Senate intelligence committee seems to be a situation that Trump and Gang may not have been counting on.

Get out the popcorn!

I bet there is a lot of activity in the WH about now.

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 9:53:58am

re: #402 Stanley Sea

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Is the precious snowflake crying or just drunk?

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 11, 2017 • 9:54:11am

re: #405 A wild WITHAK appeared!

link doesn’t work, may be blocked.

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DuckDharma  May 11, 2017 • 9:54:21am

re: #401 A wild WITHAK appeared!

You can see the cache below, no check mark. More likely it was fake acct that got suspended

webcache.googleusercontent.com

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 9:56:51am

re: #402 Stanley Sea

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The 19 year old drunk White terrorist now has a criminal record. Terrific.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 9:57:16am

BREAKING NEWS: TRUMP LIES!!!
Oh wait that’s not breaking news.

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Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 9:57:57am
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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 9:59:39am

re: #407 Timothy Watson

Is the precious snowflake crying or just drunk?

Looks like crying to me.

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 10:00:04am

re: #386 Birth Control Works

I just don’t think so. The phone doesn’t smell enough like food for them to notice it.

The reason I ask is I remember a friend’s dog that would take his favorite things and hide them whenever the dog felt like he was being treated unfairly or ignored. That was one very smart dog…a little black and white spotted Terrier named Kietsa. It sure wasn’t about food smells, it was pure revenge!

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 10:00:51am
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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 10:01:06am

I can’t imagine what they’re talking about, but it can’t be good for Trump.

Even with Boente involved, none of this is good for Trump.

It also suggests that claims Comey had gone to the ED of VA (aka the Rocket Docket) to move ahead with the investigation were accurate. That’d be why Boente is involved here (He’s the EDVA federal Attorney).

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  May 11, 2017 • 10:02:34am

re: #416 lawhawk

it can’t be good, but that doesn’t mean we’ll hear what happened.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2017 • 10:02:41am

re: #416 lawhawk

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I can’t imagine what they’re talking about, but it can’t be good for Trump.

Even with Boente involved, none of this is good for Trump.

It also suggests that claims Comey had gone to the ED of VA (aka the Rocket Docket) to move ahead with the investigation were accurate. That’d be why Boente is involved here (He’s the EDVA federal Attorney).

It seems this matter is now in the hands of the judiciary.

Trump’s gonna blow a gasket.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 10:04:15am
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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 10:04:37am

The hits keep on coming…. just because Trump fired Comey doesn’t mean the FBI stops doing its job.

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CongoJack  May 11, 2017 • 10:05:19am

re: #395 Dr. Matt

Thug 101

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re: #402 Stanley Sea

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This guy’s proportions seem off. Is it me or do his arms look too short (with tiny hands like his mentor). He’s a hard ridden 19 year old.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 10:06:15am

re: #415 Timothy Watson

BREAKING NEWS: Even Joe Walsh isn’t happy with Trump firing Comey

If you ever lost Walsh…

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 10:06:24am

That’s not just an oversight on the WH part, but an active omission to avoid scrutiny. Combine this with the WH refusal to make visitor logs public, and you’ve got Trump running with Russians and the only evidence we even knew Kislyak was in the WH, let alone the Oval Office with Trump, was a TASS photo?!

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 10:08:41am
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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2017 • 10:08:48am

re: #420 lawhawk

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The hits keep on coming…. just because Trump fired Comey doesn’t mean the FBI stops doing its job.

GOP meltdown begins shortly, I’d reckon.

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FormerDirtDart  May 11, 2017 • 10:09:23am
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Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 10:09:40am

re: #419 Stanley Sea

DT, of course, is not a grandstander.
//

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 10:10:15am

re: #424 lawhawk

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Go AG Schneiderman! He’s gonna bring Trump down hard.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 10:10:45am

re: #426 FormerDirtDart

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Comey is going to have to contradict this bullshit

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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 10:10:46am

re: #425 Dr Lizardo

GOP meltdown begins shortly, I’d reckon.

The FBI only goes after conservative groups!!

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 10:11:26am

re: #428 makeitstop

Go AG Schneiderman! He’s gonna bring Trump down hard.

On my shortlist for AG in the next Dem administration.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2017 • 10:12:10am

re: #430 Belafon

The FBI only goes after conservative groups!!

BUT HER E-MAILS!!!

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CongoJack  May 11, 2017 • 10:12:32am

re: #426 FormerDirtDart

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Could be that Comey did tell 45 that he was not under investigation so that the target (tRump) would go about business as usual and give the FBI more data through surveillance.

*shrug*

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b.d.  May 11, 2017 • 10:14:43am

re: #426 FormerDirtDart

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The best way to get law enforcement to ignore you is to call them and ask if they are investigating you.

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BeachDem  May 11, 2017 • 10:15:26am

re: #136 lawhawk

Meanwhile, this story crossed my path and I just had to chuckle.

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snip

The GOP are the same ones who fucked with disaster aid after 9/11. After Sandy. After Katrina. Delaying disaster aid when it is most needed. That’s a core service of the government - the federal government - and the GOP simply doesn’t care.

snip

And I’d like to point out that Cantor-Fitzgerald, that “horrible Wall Street crony etc.” firm where Obama is audaciously going to speak for $400,000 later this year (dashing the hope and resolve of everyone from BoBers to rightwingers…)

The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund provided $10 million to families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Howard Lutnick and the Relief Fund “adopted” 19 elementary schools in impacted areas, distributing $1,000 prepaid debit cards to each family from the schools.

In total $10 million in funds were given to families affected by the storm.
Two days after the 2013 Moore tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people and injuring hundreds, Howard Lutnick pledged to donate $2 million to families affected by the tornado. The donation was given out in the form of $1,000 debit cards given out to area families.

Each year, on September 11, Cantor Fitzgerald and its affiliate BGC Partners donate 100% of their revenue to charitable causes on their annual Charity Day which was originally established to raise money to assist the families of Cantor employees who died in the World Trade Center attacks.Since its inception, Charity Day has raised $110 million for charities globally.

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caseyjr  May 11, 2017 • 10:15:43am

re: #153 The Vicious Babushka

Canada doesn’t have dollar bills.

your looniere: #397 ObserverArt

Is that Comey getting ready to mow his lawn? Sorta reminds me of the image of Johnny Boehner taking pleasure in cutting his grass a few days after he resigned as Speaker.

ICE rounded up his Salvadoran landscaping crew and deported them to Mex.

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Dr Lizardo  May 11, 2017 • 10:16:28am

re: #433 CongoJack

Could be that Comey did tell 45 that he was not under investigation so that the target (tRump) would go about business as usual and give the FBI more data through surveillance.

*shrug*

I wonder if Trump believes that urban legend that an undercover cop is obliged to identify him or herself as a law enforcement agent if you ask them straight up, and applied a variant of that urban legend to this situation.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 10:16:29am

re: #433 CongoJack

I can neither confirm nor deny that there’s an investigation.

We’re going to hear that sentence (or permutations of it) a whole lot in coming weeks and months.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 10:17:02am

re: #433 CongoJack

Could be that Comey did tell 45 that he was not under investigation so that the target (tRump) would go about business as usual and give the FBI more data through surveillance.

*shrug*

Or Trump is just flat out lying to Lester Holt.

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I cannot.  May 11, 2017 • 10:17:16am

re: #434 b.d.

There’s a reason why dealers always ask customers if they’re narcs, ‘cuz cops HAVE to tell them…

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 10:17:38am

re: #435 BeachDem

And I’d like to point out that Cantor-Fitzgerald, that “horrible Wall Street crony etc.” firm where Obama is audaciously going to speak for $400,000 later this year (dashing the hope and resolve of everyone from BoBers to rightwingers…)

The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund provided $10 million to families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Howard Lutnick and the Relief Fund “adopted” 19 elementary schools in impacted areas, distributing $1,000 prepaid debit cards to each family from the schools.

In total $10 million in funds were given to families affected by the storm.
Two days after the 2013 Moore tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people and injuring hundreds, Howard Lutnick pledged to donate $2 million to families affected by the tornado. The donation was given out in the form of $1,000 debit cards given out to area families.

Each year, on September 11, Cantor Fitzgerald and its affiliate BGC Partners donate 100% of their revenue to charitable causes on their annual Charity Day which was originally established to raise money to assist the families of Cantor employees who died in the World Trade Center attacks.Since its inception, Charity Day has raised $110 million for charities globally.

See, that’s why I hate how Sanders approaches WS. Not everyone there is a malicious person trying to screw people over.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 10:17:54am

re: #431 HappyWarrior

On my shortlist for AG in the next Dem administration.

Hell, I’d vote for him for president.

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A wild WITHAK appeared!  May 11, 2017 • 10:19:31am
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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 10:19:50am

re: #431 HappyWarrior

On my shortlist for AG in the next Dem administration.

I think he’s great where he is. He can’t be fired by the president, but with Wall Street in NYC, he’s got a lot of reach.

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plansbandc  May 11, 2017 • 10:20:51am

re: #439 The Vicious Babushka

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MsJ  May 11, 2017 • 10:22:08am

re: #391 Dr Lizardo

I don’t know how accurate Mr. Geller here is, but this is interesting:

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Boente is the DA for the Eastern District of Virginia.

So he is only meeting with Republicans? Aren’t both Burr and Warner GOPers?

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 10:23:15am

re: #446 MsJ

So he is only meeting with Republicans? Aren’t both Burr and Warner GOPers?

Warner is Ranking Member - Democrat.

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I cannot.  May 11, 2017 • 10:25:51am

Interesting thought about the potential for a special prosecutor (which, apparently COULD be dismissed or ignored by the POTUS technically, because legal stuff, eyes glazed over…)

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 10:25:51am

re: #446 MsJ

So he is only meeting with Republicans? Aren’t both Burr and Warner GOPers?

Warner is a Dem.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 10:26:32am

re: #444 Belafon

I think he’s great where he is. He can’t be fired by the president, but with Wall Street in NYC, he’s got a lot of reach.

Down the road though.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 10:27:20am

re: #442 makeitstop

Hell, I’d vote for him for president.

How charismatic is he? That said he’s definitely someone to keep an eye on.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 10:28:10am

AHHHHH,

got my second cuppa …mmmmmmm

can you smell it?

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 10:28:30am

Donald Trump Announces Commission To Investigate His Baseless Widespread Voter Fraud Claim

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Thursday to establish a commission to investigate voter fraud and suppression.

The move, which ABC News first reported, comes months after Trump claimed he would have won the popular vote had it not been for voter fraud. He has claimed that between 3 million and 5 million people voted illegally in last year’s presidential election. There is no evidence to support his claim. Several investigations, including multiple post-election audits, have found that while voter fraud does sometimes happen, it is extremely rare.

The commissioned will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and the vice chair will be Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R). The Commission will review policies and practices that enhance or undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of Federal elections ― including improper registrations, improper voting, fraudulent registrations, fraudulent voting, and voting suppression, according to the White House.

But just keep sending those postcards. I’m sure they’ll work someday.

huffingtonpost.com

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 10:28:31am

LMAO.

The leaks keep on coming. The WH is in absolute disarray, Trump can’t control the message, and it’s spiraled out of control.

Who benefits? Not the US.

Russia.

As swiftly as I want to see Trump, Pence and every last GOP removed from the WH and leadership in Congress, all the chaos sown as a result of the Russia influencing the election outcome benefits no one here in the US. It helps Russia. We ALL lose thanks to a craven GOP that refuses to uphold their oaths of office.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 10:28:53am

re: #447 makeitstop

Warner is Ranking Member - Democrat.

Although, on the SSCI, the Ranking Member is termed the Vice Chairman, presumably to convey that it’s not a partisan committee.

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 10:28:57am

re: #445 plansbandc

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Babba doesn’t play Bingo —only Catholics are allowed to do that.

;0

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 10:29:55am

re: #453 Skip Intro

Donald Trump Announces Commission To Investigate His Baseless Widespread Voter Fraud Claim

But just keep sending those postcards. I’m sure they’ll work someday.

huffingtonpost.com

This one does much for my nerves.

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MsJ  May 11, 2017 • 10:30:29am

re: #447 makeitstop

Warner is Ranking Member - Democrat.

I kept thinking John Warner…not Mark. My bad.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 10:31:01am

LA Times: Republican Tom McClintock calls for independent prosecutor to take over FBI’s Russia investigation

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove) has called for an independent prosecutor to take over the FBI investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign’s possible ties to it.

McClintock, who made the statement in an interview with Capital Public Radio, became the second California Republican to do so, joining Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), who called for an independent prosecutor months ago. A handful of other Republicans have also asked for an independent prosecutor or something similar.

McClintock joined ranks with colleagues like Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), who on Wednesday said the timing of this week’s firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Trump raised questions.

“The timing of the firing makes it necessary to hand the investigation over,” McClintock said.

Republicans may be starting to face the facts here. This is not going to get better for them.

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Belafon  May 11, 2017 • 10:31:29am

re: #453 Skip Intro

Donald Trump Announces Commission To Investigate His Baseless Widespread Voter Fraud Claim

But just keep sending those postcards. I’m sure they’ll work someday.

huffingtonpost.com

What would crack me up is if the recommendation of this committee would be a national ID card.

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Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 10:32:06am

re: #460 Belafon

What would crack me up is if the recommendation of this committee would be a national ID card.

Look at who’s leading it.

Kobach pushed one of the most restrictive voting laws in the country, which requires Kansas residents to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote and photo ID when they go to the polls. If residents could not prove properly provide proof of citizenship, they were placed on a “suspense list” for 90 days and then purged from the voter rolls.

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lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 10:34:41am

re: #461 Skip Intro

The ACLU is busy suing Kobach’s sorry ass over his role in voter suppression and his meeting at the WH is on that document list (the pile of papers he’s seen carrying out was specifically cited as having to be handed over).

463
The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 10:34:47am

re: #456 Birth Control Works

Babba doesn’t play Bingo —only Catholics are allowed to do that.

;0

I have never played Mah Jongg either.

464
makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 10:35:24am

re: #463 The Vicious Babushka

I have never played Mah Jongg either.

Dominos? :)

465
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 10:35:32am

re: #460 Belafon

What would crack me up is if the recommendation of this committee would be a national ID card.

cheaper than the wall and three times as effective

466
Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 10:36:09am
Women, by function of who they are, cannot have the same perspective or experience as men,” redpillschool wrote. “Even if a woman is well behaved and well mannered, her thought process still comes from a limited and childish perspective.”

shameless pages post

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 10:36:34am

re: #458 MsJ

I kept thinking John Warner…not Mark. My bad.

They’ve actually ran against each other before. The two are friends though and John supported Mark against Gillespie and Clinton against Trump. JW is a msn I respect.

468
Stanley Sea  May 11, 2017 • 10:36:56am
469
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 11, 2017 • 10:37:07am

re: #460 Belafon

What would crack me up is if the recommendation of this committee would be a national ID card.

Trump will just fire the chairman

470
HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 10:37:16am

re: #453 Skip Intro

Donald Trump Announces Commission To Investigate His Baseless Widespread Voter Fraud Claim

But just keep sending those postcards. I’m sure they’ll work someday.

huffingtonpost.com

Pathetic.

471
The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2017 • 10:39:55am

Yes but only if you live in the UK, Canada or any country that has single payer health care but NOT in the US where those drugs are beyond the means of an ordinary citizen because HIV is a preexisting condition.

472
ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 10:40:31am

re: #424 lawhawk

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This is the type of response and the other officials that can lead to a take down of Trump. It won’t be directly because of GOP members and protectors like McConnell and Ryan doing it, but McConnell and Ryan may not be able to hold on when you start getting Attorneys General knocking your feet out from under your stance.

473
Dr. Matt  May 11, 2017 • 10:40:49am

Lord Trump won’t be happy about this….

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Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 10:42:17am

re: #473 Dr. Matt

Lord Trump won’t be happy about this….

[Embedded content]

photoshop?

476
I cannot.  May 11, 2017 • 10:42:51am

re: #473 Dr. Matt

I lost track of where I heard this, but I read that one of the “shoes” is actually a foot brace.

477
Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 10:43:01am

re: #473 Dr. Matt

or it could be a boot one wears after surgery or PT

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Timothy Watson  May 11, 2017 • 10:43:07am

re: #473 Dr. Matt

Lord Trump won’t be happy about this….

[Embedded content]

That’s from over a month ago and it’s a medical boot.

479
CongoJack  May 11, 2017 • 10:43:21am

re: #473 Dr. Matt

Lord Trump won’t be happy about this….

[Embedded content]

Saw this a week or two (or more) ago. Exact same image. Did Mr. Cohen double dip or did Spicey really do this twice (and if so is it a secret message to anyone… Russian?! /)

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 10:43:28am

re: #428 makeitstop

Go AG Schneiderman! He’s gonna bring Trump down hard.

The enemies you make on your way up are not your friends on the way down!

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makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 10:43:31am

re: #475 Birth Control Works

photoshop?

Some kind of foot brace. Covered in an earlier thread.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 10:44:32am

re: #473 Dr. Matt

Lord Trump won’t be happy about this….

[Embedded content]

It’s apparently a leg brace.

But my favorite response to that sort of thing is, “Not a pair? Bullshit! I’ve got another pair just like this at home!”

483
ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 10:44:33am

re: #433 CongoJack

Could be that Comey did tell 45 that he was not under investigation so that the target (tRump) would go about business as usual and give the FBI more data through surveillance.

*shrug*

It’s an old police trick. They can lie you into a false sense.

484
klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 10:44:33am

re: #453 Skip Intro

Donald Trump Announces Commission To Investigate His Baseless Widespread Voter Fraud Claim

But just keep sending those postcards. I’m sure they’ll work someday.

huffingtonpost.com

So I’m all ears for your suggestions for effective resistance.

485
calochortus  May 11, 2017 • 10:46:31am

re: #470 HappyWarrior

Pathetic.

It will keep them busy and off the streets. It’s not like they’ll find anything.

486
CongoJack  May 11, 2017 • 10:47:33am

re: #485 calochortus

It will keep them busy and off the streets. It’s not like they’ll find anything.

And the sound you will hear will be money going down a toilet.

487
HappyWarrior  May 11, 2017 • 10:48:30am

re: #485 calochortus

It will keep them busy and off the streets. It’s not like they’ll find anything.

True, just another waste of the taxpayers money to feed Trump’s massive ego.

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allegro  May 11, 2017 • 10:51:42am

re: #484 klys (maker of Silmarils)

So I’m all ears for your suggestions for effective resistance.

There is no effective resistance, doncha know. We’re DOOMED.

////

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ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 10:52:26am

re: #453 Skip Intro

Donald Trump Announces Commission To Investigate His Baseless Widespread Voter Fraud Claim

But just keep sending those postcards. I’m sure they’ll work someday.

huffingtonpost.com

What would you have people do? I guess it is time to bend over and take it because you know it is coming anyway.

490
Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 10:52:58am

The Rick Wilson/John Schindler/Louise Mench/Claude Taylor Twitter feeds are gleefully declaring that the shit is about to rain down on the Administration.

I wish I could trust this. Wilson, I tend to believe, but of course he’s the one playing his cards closest to the vest. Taylor and Mench? Well, either the shit really is about to rain down, or they’re blind pigs who had previously found acorns.

I’m vigorously tamping down confirmation bias, but the FBI executing search warrants on a GOP consulting/fundraising firm sounds ominous/promising.

BUT, I’ll believe it when I see half the Administration frogmarched out of the WH.

491
JordanRules  May 11, 2017 • 10:53:30am

re: #485 calochortus

One of the concerns is that it will effectively be a vote suppression outfit.

492
EPR-radar  May 11, 2017 • 10:53:38am

re: #485 calochortus

It will keep them busy and off the streets. It’s not like they’ll find anything.

The usual results for a useless boondoggle like this is finding a handful of double voters (mostly for Republicans) whose cases always end up being no big deal. Can’t think why.

But this is about more than Trump’s massive ego. Vote suppression is an essential part of the modern Republican party, so the occasional unicorn hunt is done to prop up the myth of large-scale (D) voter fraud.

493
EPR-radar  May 11, 2017 • 10:54:56am

re: #490 Blind Frog Belly White

The Rick Wilson/John Schindler/Louise Mench/Claude Taylor Twitter feeds are gleefully declaring that the shit is about to rain down on the Administration.

I wish I could trust this. Wilson, I tend to believe, but of course he’s the one playing his cards closest to the vest. Taylor and Mench? Well, either the shit really is about to rain down, or they’re blind pigs who had previously found acorns.

I’m vigorously tamping down confirmation bias, but the FBI executing search warrants on a GOP consulting/fundraising firm sounds ominous/promising.

BUT, I’ll believe it when I see half the Administration frogmarched out of the WH.

I’m greedy. I want the administration and the complicit GOP congressional leadership to die in jail for this.

494
calochortus  May 11, 2017 • 10:55:18am

re: #491 JordanRules

One of the concerns is that it will effectively be a vote suppression outfit.

That assumes they will be able to get anything done. Facts not in evidence on that.

495
Birth Control Works  May 11, 2017 • 10:55:41am

One Gene Mutation Links Three Mysterious, Debilitating Diseases

The study participants had another thing in common: higher-than-normal levels of a protein called tryptase in their blood. Tryptase is part of the immune system’s reaction and has been linked to a handful of core EDS-HT and POTS symptoms, Milner says.

“Tryptase can contribute to pain sensitivity,” he told me. “It can contribute to blood vessels doing funny things, and it can contribute to how your connective tissue, your bones and joints, are made.”

WOOT!

To everyone out there who thought they might be crazy because doctors don’t find anything wrong with you …keep researching. There are new answers coming every day!

496
ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 10:55:42am

re: #473 Dr. Matt

Lord Trump won’t be happy about this….

[Embedded content]

Not a lot of light in those dark bushes.

497
makeitstop  May 11, 2017 • 10:55:47am

re: #484 klys (maker of Silmarils)

So I’m all ears for your suggestions for effective resistance.

Fnqf3ltUa1RZpIFkLGDUrbZsFjT8SqpR/Trt5mkyZh8iX8yuE6ejFnS54SoxgOBY

498
Sir John Barron  May 11, 2017 • 10:55:49am

re: #490 Blind Frog Belly White

The Rick Wilson/John Schindler/Louise Mench/Claude Taylor Twitter feeds are gleefully declaring that the shit is about to rain down on the Administration.

I wish I could trust this. Wilson, I tend to believe, but of course he’s the one playing his cards closest to the vest. Taylor and Mench? Well, either the shit really is about to rain down, or they’re blind pigs who had previously found acorns.

I’m vigorously tamping down confirmation bias, but the FBI executing search warrants on a GOP consulting/fundraising firm sounds ominous/promising.

BUT, I’ll believe it when I see half the Administration frogmarched out of the WH.

I tend to trust the first pair of these names more than the latter. But a lot of people on social media have been predicting doom for DT which hasn’t come to pass.

499
Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 10:56:07am

re: #484 klys (maker of Silmarils)

So I’m all ears for your suggestions for effective resistance.

I suggest going to local town halls if your rep has the guts to have them, meeting with veterans groups to help them out and do a little politicking, join local progressive groups to amplify your voice.

Back when I was younger than you are now we stopped troop trains from Camp Pendelton, went to protest movements, and sometimes got beat up.

Now, all of that totally failed to accomplish anything, of course. But I still think it was better than sending postcards directly to the shredders of politicians who won’t bother to even look at them.

500
Interesting Times  May 11, 2017 • 10:57:02am

re: #484 klys (maker of Silmarils)

So I’m all ears for your suggestions for effective resistance.

Granted, there are lots of things about US campaign financing I don’t know, but one thing that baffled me re 2016 is why more money wasn’t invested in helping voters deal with all the horrible suppression laws in vital swing states - those laws had to have contributed to this:

Again, these voter suppression laws and their effects were hardly a secret, and they’ll only get worse from here. If wealthy liberal donors aren’t planning to do something about it (at the very least, a targeted PSA campaign), I’d be tempted to think they’re deliberately throwing future elections. At least Jason Kander has a group going.

501
MsJ  May 11, 2017 • 10:57:35am

re: #493 EPR-radar

I’m greedy. I want the administration and the complicit GOP congressional leadership to die in jail for this.

That’s not greed, that’s justice. Which every single American should also want.

502
lawhawk  May 11, 2017 • 10:58:19am

Rosenstein denies that he threatened to quit:

503
EPR-radar  May 11, 2017 • 10:59:18am

re: #498 Sir John Barron

I tend to trust the first pair of these names more than the latter. But a lot of people on social media have been predicting doom for DT which hasn’t come to pass.

My rule for dealing with predictions of doom for Trump (and especially for the GOP as a whole) is real simple by now — ignore them.

It’s just way too easy to fall into wish-fulfillment traps with this kind of thing.

504
ObserverArt  May 11, 2017 • 11:00:42am

re: #499 Skip Intro

I suggest going to local town halls if your rep has the guts to have them, meeting with veterans groups to help them out and do a little politicking, join local progressive groups to amplify your voice.

Back when I was younger than you are now we stopped troop trains from Camp Pendelton, went to protest movements, and sometimes got beat up.

Now, all of that totally failed to accomplish anything, of course. But I still think it was better than sending postcards directly to the shredders of politicians who won’t bother to even look at them.

Good to hear because it seems lately like you have given in.

505
BeachDem  May 11, 2017 • 11:02:04am

re: #426 FormerDirtDart

506
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 11:02:20am

re: #423 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

That’s not just an oversight on the WH part, but an active omission to avoid scrutiny. Combine this with the WH refusal to make visitor logs public, and you’ve got Trump running with Russians and the only evidence we even knew Kislyak was in the WH, let alone the Oval Office with Trump, was a TASS photo?!

507
Skip Intro  May 11, 2017 • 11:03:12am

re: #502 lawhawk

Rosenstein denies that he threatened to quit:

[Embedded content]

There’s so much bullshit disinformation flying about now nothing can be assumed to be true any more.

508
Blind Frog Belly White  May 11, 2017 • 11:04:37am

re: #498 Sir John Barron

I tend to trust the first pair of these names more than the latter. But a lot of people on social media have been predicting doom for DT which hasn’t come to pass.

Me too. I listed them in descending order of belief. Wilson tends to play VERY close to the vest, and drop broad hints. But he also RT’s Mench and Taylor, selectively.

Then again, I seem to recall H.A. Goodman telling us that the indictment against Hillary Clinton was coming TOMORROW!!!!, and of course there was that ‘Whitey Tape’ guy, who had SEEN THE TAPE, and it was DEVASTATING, and it would come out ANY DAY NOW!!!!!

The political world is full of people who get one thing right, so people listen to them, and then they use that credibility to push complete bullshit, and end up misleading a lot of people and becoming laughingstocks.

509
De Kolta Chair  May 11, 2017 • 11:07:52am

re: #473 Dr. Matt

Lord Trump won’t be happy about this….

[Embedded content]

According to Snopes it was for “medical purposes.”

snopes.com

510
calochortus  May 11, 2017 • 11:07:53am

re: #495 Birth Control Works

One Gene Mutation Links Three Mysterious, Debilitating Diseases

WOOT!

To everyone out there who thought they might be crazy because doctors don’t find anything wrong with you …keep researching. There are new answers coming every day!

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

511
BeachDem  May 11, 2017 • 11:08:48am

re: #453 Skip Intro

Donald Trump Announces Commission To Investigate His Baseless Widespread Voter Fraud Claim

The commissioned will be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and the vice chair will be Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R). The Commission will review policies and practices that enhance or undermine the American people’s confidence in the integrity of Federal elections ― including improper registrations, improper voting, fraudulent registrations, fraudulent voting, and voting suppression, according to the White House.

huffingtonpost.com

Kobach might be a little bit busy right now:

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has lost his appeal and has been ordered to turn over documents from his meeting with President Donald Trump to the ACLU by Friday…

requiring Kobach to hand over the documents to the American Civil Liberties Union as part of an ongoing voting rights lawsuit against his office.

Kobach met with Trump in November and was photographed carrying a document labeled as a strategic plan for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The photograph revealed a reference to voting rolls. The ACLU has sought access to the documents, contending that if Kobach lobbied Trump on changes to federal voting law it would be relevant to the case.

512
klys (maker of Silmarils)  May 11, 2017 • 11:37:00am

re: #499 Skip Intro

I suggest going to local town halls if your rep has the guts to have them, meeting with veterans groups to help them out and do a little politicking, join local progressive groups to amplify your voice.

Back when I was younger than you are now we stopped troop trains from Camp Pendelton, went to protest movements, and sometimes got beat up.

Now, all of that totally failed to accomplish anything, of course. But I still think it was better than sending postcards directly to the shredders of politicians who won’t bother to even look at them.

I’ve got a letter back from one of my reps, so they must have looked at the postcard before it got shredded. Even read it, since it addressed the topic.

That being said, I’m happy to continue working to increase the voice and visibility of the protests. I think all the protests matter when it comes to reminding the politicians that they serve at our pleasure, not the President’s.

513
Jay C  May 11, 2017 • 12:06:59pm

re: #495 Birth Control Works

One Gene Mutation Links Three Mysterious, Debilitating Diseases

WOOT!

To everyone out there who thought they might be crazy because doctors don’t find anything wrong with you …keep researching. There are new answers coming every day!

WOOT! indeed! Yet another reason for following LGF: finding stuff like this.

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austin_blue  May 11, 2017 • 12:36:40pm

re: #348 The Vicious Babushka

AUTOMATIC. BLOCKING. FUNCTION. TRIGGERED.

[Embedded content]

Ick.

515
Joe Bacon  May 11, 2017 • 12:44:29pm

re: #508 Blind Frog Belly White

By the way, has anyone heard H.A. continue his bullshit about Hillary being worse???

516
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  May 11, 2017 • 12:46:53pm

re: #515 Joe Bacon

By the way, has anyone heard H.A. continue his bullshit about Hillary being worse???

Not me, but HA! does not exist in my world unless something is posted about him here.


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