Top Lawyers Turning Down Trump in Russia Probe: “He Won’t Pay and He Won’t Listen”

They’ve got him pegged
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Former FBI director James Comey is scheduled to testify before Congress this Thursday, and as the day of reckoning approaches, Donald Trump can’t find a law firm that will represent him.

Because nobody wants this erratic egomaniacal loose cannon for a client.

Top lawyers with at least four major law firms rebuffed White House overtures to represent President Trump in the Russia investigations, in part over concerns that the president would be unwilling to listen to their advice, according to five sources familiar with discussions about the matter.

The unwillingness of some of the country’s most prestigious attorneys and their law firms to represent Trump has complicated the administration’s efforts to mount a coherent defense strategy to deal with probes being conducted by four congressional committees as well as Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.

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“The concerns were, ‘The guy won’t pay and he won’t listen,’” said one lawyer close to the White House who is familiar with some of the discussions between the firms and the administration, as well as deliberations within the firms themselves.

UPDATE at 6/6/17 10:36:13 am by Charles Johnson

And now we know Trump’s plan to deal with Comey’s testimony: he’ll live-tweet it.

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325 comments

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:23:25am

The probe will prove that Russians paid Trump.

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darthstar  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:24:38am

If you can’t afford a lawyer one will be appointed for you.

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:25:15am

Maybe he can get a doctor’s note.

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:29:10am

Also contained in that story:

The lawyers and their firms cited a variety of factors in choosing not to take on the president as a client. Some, like Brendan Sullivan, said they had upcoming trials or existing commitments that would make it impossible for them to devote the necessary time and resources to Trump’s defense.

Others mentioned potential conflicts with clients of their firms, such as financial institutions that have already received subpoenas relating to potential money-laundering issues that are part of the investigation.

I’d bet that the money laundering investigation has been under way for a while, possibly even before Trump decided to run for president.

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:29:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:31:24am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:32:48am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:33:33am

re: #4 makeitstop

Also contained in that story:

I’d bet that the money laundering investigation has been under way for a while, possibly even before Trump decided to run for president.

That bolded part in your post only serves to confirm my suspicions that money laundering for organized crime groups lies at the heart of all this.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:33:43am

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I suppose the more he tweets the less damage he can do to the country.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:34:24am

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Corker got hit with a doozy of a corker.

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:34:27am

Comey starts speaking at 10am. The luncheon Trump is speaking at starts at 11:30. It ought to be a hoot if he’s watching Comey first.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:34:49am

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And I’d imagine that during that eight seconds, Corker was probably thinking, “You gotta be fuckin’ kiddin’ me.”

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:35:10am

re: #9 Dr. Matt

I suppose the more he tweets the less damage he can do to the country.

Not any more.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:35:30am

While Winner definitely didn’t try very hard, or at all, to cover her tracks, it’s starting to look like the Intercept’s own poor operational securitiy played a role in burning her.

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Myron Falwell  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:35:47am

He’s got the best lawyers; the greatest, most luxurious lawyers.

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:37:45am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:37:49am

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

While Winner definitely didn’t try very hard, or at all, to cover her tracks, it’s starting to look like the Intercept’s own poor operational securitiy played a role in burning her.

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Good lord, that printer thing? I heard about that ages ago, I mean like at least a decade ago. It’s no secret whatsoever. How could anyone have not known this, especially someone at the NSA?

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:38:22am

re: #8 Dr Lizardo

That bolded part in your post only serves to confirm my suspicions that money laundering for organized crime groups lies at the heart of all this.

Yep. And I’ve got a hunch that NY AG Schneiderman has been working on this for a while.

If Schneiderman is working on a RICO case, Trump could literally lose his NY properties under forfeiture laws. I’d travel to Manhattan and do an end zone dance if that came to pass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:39:12am
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Myron Falwell  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:39:39am

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is when that Twitter bot rendering Trump’s tweets as “official presidential statements” will come in really handy.

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:41:30am

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

While Winner definitely didn’t try very hard, or at all, to cover her tracks, it’s starting to look like the Intercept’s own poor operational securitiy played a role in burning her.

Fucking Greenwald, man. I’m starting to side with those who believe that publishing the article was some kind of a heads-up to Trump.

Isn’t the NSA director supposed to testify today? Word was that he was going to ‘drop a bomb’ on Trump. Maybe this was it.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:43:02am

re: #18 makeitstop

Yep. And I’ve got a hunch that NY AG Schneiderman has been working on this for a while.

If Schneiderman is working on a RICO case, Trump could literally lose his NY properties under forfeiture laws. I’d travel to Manhattan and do an end zone dance if that came to pass.

You wouldn’t be dancing alone.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:43:48am
When James B. Comey, the former director of the F.B.I., testifies in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday about his ousting by President Trump, one man is likely to be watching perhaps even more intently than the president — and taking notes on a legal pad.

That would be Marc E. Kasowitz, Mr. Trump’s recently appointed outside lawyer, a longtime counsel to the president who was hired to defend him in these latest circumstances should the need arise.

nytimes.com

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:44:50am

re: #18 makeitstop

Yep. And I’ve got a hunch that NY AG Schneiderman has been working on this for a while.

If Schneiderman is working on a RICO case, Trump could literally lose his NY properties under forfeiture laws. I’d travel to Manhattan and do an end zone dance if that came to pass.

Yep; if Schneiderman goes after the Trump Organization using the RICO Act, Trump’s in a world of hurt, and that’s putting it lightly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:44:59am

re: #21 makeitstop

Fucking Greenwald, man. I’m starting to side with those who believe that publishing the article was some kind of a heads-up to Trump.

Isn’t the NSA director supposed to testify today? Word was that he was going to ‘drop a bomb’ on Trump. Maybe this was it.

Mike Rogers testifies tomorrow.

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Myron Falwell  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:45:20am

re: #21 makeitstop

Fucking Greenwald, man. I’m starting to side with those who believe that publishing the article was some kind of a heads-up to Trump.

Isn’t the NSA director supposed to testify today? Word was that he was going to ‘drop a bomb’ on Trump. Maybe this was it.

I thought it was tomorrow. And who knows now. It’s possible Reality Winner only scratched the surface and he has much, much more.

Reality’s only fault — and it’s a goddam big fault — was going to Green Glennwald and not… IDK… some organization that would have PROTECTED HER? The WaPo, perhaps?

What the fuck was she thinking???

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:46:27am

re: #26 Myron Falwell

I thought it was tomorrow. And who knows now. It’s possible Reality Winner only scratched the surface and he has much, much more.

Reality’s only fault — and it’s a goddam big fault — was going to Green Glennwald and not… IDK… some organization that would have PROTECTED HER? The WaPo, perhaps?

Wait, Reality Winner is actually her name?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:47:38am

Trump “Better Call Saul”

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:47:54am

Looks like the Pentagon is trolling Trump, LOL:

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:48:24am

re: #26 Myron Falwell

I thought it was tomorrow. And who knows now. It’s possible Reality Winner only scratched the surface and he has much, much more.

Reality’s only fault — and it’s a goddam big fault — was going to Green Glennwald and not… IDK… some organization that would have PROTECTED HER? The WaPo, perhaps?

What the fuck was she thinking???

There’s always the possibility that Intercept solicited her.

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:48:38am

re: #25 Backwoods_Sleuth

Mike Rogers testifies tomorrow.

Ah, thanks.

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I cannot.  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:49:02am

re: #27 Sir John Barron

Wait, Reality Winner is actually her name?

Yes. Apparently her parents hated her from day 1. Welcome to 2017, where Reality loses.

EDIT: She changed her name.

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:49:26am

re: #29 Dr Lizardo

Looks like the Pentagon is trolling Trump, LOL:

We used to call it trolling. These days this might be called protecting the troops.

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:49:26am

re: #29 Dr Lizardo

Trying to defend themselves against an incompetent CinC.

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Myron Falwell  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:49:32am

re: #27 Sir John Barron

Wait, Reality Winner is actually her name?

Yes. That is her real name. I believe she had it legally changed at some point but can’t find proof as to when…

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:49:39am

re: #16 Kragar

This is what happens when people who’ve been raised on the idea that the US is Batman, and every other allied nation is Robin, get to make foreign policy decisions.

It seems to be the defining feature of US foreign policy idiocy, of whatever ideology, that we’re the hub upon which everything rotates, such that no one else can have their own agenda, or work with us to advance their aims.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:50:03am

it’s gonna be Spicey at the podium today.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:50:37am

re: #26 Myron Falwell

She left a trail of breadcrumbs.

It started on May 30, when the news outlet showed authorities the printed materials and asked them to comment, according to the affidavit.

“The U.S. Government Agency examined the document shared by the News Outlet and determined the pages of the intelligence reporting appeared to be folded and/or creased,” the affidavit reads, “suggesting they had been printed and hand-carried out of a secured space.”

An internal audit showed that six people had printed out the top-secret materials after they were published at the beginning of the month. One of them was Winner, who worked for Pluribus International at a facility in Georgia, the affidavit says.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:51:13am

re: #24 Dr Lizardo

Yep; if Schneiderman goes after the Trump Organization using the RICO Act, Trump’s in a world of hurt, and that’s putting it lightly.

His horrible sons need to go down in flames with him.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:51:40am

re: #33 Belafon

re: #34 jaunte

The professional military folks must be fuming.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:52:13am

re: #32 I cannot.

Her given name was Sara.

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:52:32am

re: #39 Stanley Sea

His horrible sons need to go down in flames with him.

And I want a goddamn perp walk. Frog-march the lot of them.

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Myron Falwell  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:52:41am

re: #30 makeitstop

There’s always the possibility that Intercept solicited her.

That I absolutely believe is the case. It’s dangerously easy for someone to fall for Greenwald’s siren song.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:52:42am

re: #39 Stanley Sea

His horrible sons need to go down in flames with him.

That would indeed be sweetly satisfying.

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:53:01am

re: #40 Dr Lizardo

The professional military folks must be fuming.

I’ll add that to my list of evidence of how much Trump supports the troops.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:53:16am

re: #39 Stanley Sea

His horrible sons need to go down in flames with him.

His horrible sons, his horrible daughter, his horrible son-in-law, Pence, Ryan, and the entire horrible cabinet need to meet a meteor.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:53:31am

Reposting:

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petesh  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:55:13am

re: #27 Sir John Barron

Wait, Reality Winner is actually her name?

You gotta love that Reality is biting Trump in the ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:56:49am

oh, and Barack Obama speaks from Montreal in 3 hours.

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petesh  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:57:07am

re: #46 The Vicious Babushka

His horrible sons, his horrible daughter, his horrible son-in-law, Pence, Ryan, and the entire horrible cabinet need to meet a meteor.

McConnell. Dont forget McConnell. He’s a slippery toad, but it was McConnell who nixed a bipartisan statement on Russian interference last fall.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:57:31am

re: #47 BlueSpotinAL

What was he calling it at first?

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Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:57:34am

re: #23 Henny Penny

If you’d bothered to read the article linked in my post, you would have found this:

The president’s chief lawyer now in charge of the case is Marc E. Kasowitz, a tough New York civil litigator who for years has aggressively represented Trump in multiple business and public relations disputes — often with threats of countersuits and menacing public statements — but who has little experience dealing with complex congressional and Justice Department investigations that are inevitably influenced by media coverage and public opinion.

Before Kasowitz was retained, however, some of the biggest law firms and their best-known attorneys turned down overtures when they were sounded out by White House officials to see if they would be willing to represent the president, the sources said.

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bratwurst  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:58:17am

I still cannot get over this. The man does not know the meaning of the word impropriety.

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calochortus  Jun 6, 2017 • 10:59:55am

Gah, I really need to do some stuff, but I keep coming back here to read about the new horrors being revealed. Generally I feel no urge to look at actual train wrecks, but with any luck at all I’ll be glued to my computer screen all summer as the Trump Organization (both business and political) unravels in a spectacular fashion.

That is all.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:00:06am

re: #52 Charles Johnson

In other words, Trump fell back on the asshole lawyer who’s been representing him for years (when he needed to cheat or threaten someone) only after he was turned down by at least four reputable law firms.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:00:54am

re: #55 Charles Johnson

In other words, Trump fell back on the asshole lawyer who’s been representing him for years (when he needed to cheat or threaten someone) only after he was turned down by at least four reputable law firms.

He always hires the best people (who are willing to put up with Trump). The dregs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:02:23am
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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:02:44am

re: #53 bratwurst

I still cannot get over this. The man GOP does not know the meaning of the word impropriety.

If they did, Rubio and Cotton wouldn’t be showing up.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:03:08am

re: #55 Charles Johnson

In other words, Trump fell back on the asshole lawyer who’s been representing him for years (when he needed to cheat or threaten someone) only after he was turned down by at least four reputable law firms.

What about Michael Cohen and Don McGahn? Who do they represent?

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:04:18am

re: #55 Charles Johnson

In other words, Trump fell back on the asshole lawyer who’s been representing him for years (when he needed to cheat or threaten someone) only after he was turned down by at least four reputable law firms.

It surprised me that Ted Olsen turned him down - he was legal counsel to Reagan during Iran-Contra and a member of the Federalist Society.

Trump’s case must be toxic as all hell if Wingnut Ted won’t take it on.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:04:45am

re: #55 Charles Johnson

More of a DC outsider.
cnbc.com

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Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:05:11am

re: #53 bratwurst

I still cannot get over this. The man does not know the meaning of the word impropriety.

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I bet that they will be writing memos after their visit to document.

CYA etc.

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:05:24am

re: #60 makeitstop

It surprised me that Ted Olsen turned him down - he was legal counsel to Reagan during Iran-Contra and a member of the Federalist Society.

Trump’s case must be toxic as all hell if Wingnut Ted won’t take it on.

Didn’t Olson also argue in favor of gay marriage? If so, he at least has a line he won’t cross.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:06:29am

“DC outsider” as some sort of badge of honor and integrity…LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:07:05am

re: #61 Henny Penny

More of a DC outsider.
cnbc.com

Are you joking, or trying to pander to the clueless Trump supporters.

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:07:25am

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

“DC outsider” as some sort of badge of honor and integrity…LOLOLOLOLOLOL

aka “I HAVE NO CLUE AS TO HOW ANY OF THIS WORKS!”

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:08:42am

re: #61 Henny Penny

More of an DC outsider.
cnbc.com

Nope.

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:08:45am

re: #63 Belafon

Didn’t Olson also argue in favor of gay marriage? If so, he at least has a line he won’t cross.

I didn’t know that! Nice to see his thinking has evolved.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:09:54am
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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:10:07am

re: #62 Stanley Sea

I bet that they will be writing memos after their visit to document.

CYA etc.

Trump will probably make them take notes for questions he wants asked.

It still blows my mind that Rubio is so spineless that he’ll crawl into bed with Man-Baby.

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sagehen  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:10:22am

re: #63 Belafon

Didn’t Olson also argue in favor of gay marriage? If so, he at least has a line he won’t cross.

Olson represented Bush in Bush v Gore. David Bois represented Gore in that case. The two of them were co-counsel in the case that gave us gay marriage.

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Single-handed sailor  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:10:53am

re: #53 bratwurst

I still cannot get over this. The man does not know the meaning of the word impropriety.

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What’s Up Doc - Don’t you know the meaning of propriety?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:11:31am

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:12:08am

re: #53 bratwurst

I still cannot get over this. The man does not know the meaning of the word impropriety.

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What does he care? He’s openly corrupt, so why worry about impropriety?

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:12:32am

re: #71 sagehen

Olson represented Bush in Bush v Gore. David Bois represented Gore in that case. The two of them were co-counsel in the case that gave us gay marriage.

He’s conservative, for sure, like we say about a lot of them. But there is a line at least.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:12:54am

re: #70 makeitstop

Trump will probably make them take notes for questions he wants asked.

It still blows my mind that Rubio is so spineless that he’ll crawl into bed with Man-Baby.

They all know that they depend on the complete lunatics who support Trump, because they’re the Republican base.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:13:33am

somebody finally remembered what day it is:

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:15:08am

re: #67 Kragar

Yes.

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Jay C  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:15:12am

re: #22 I Would Prefer Not To

re: #18 makeitstop

Yep. And I’ve got a hunch that NY AG Schneiderman has been working on this for a while.

If Schneiderman is working on a RICO case, Trump could literally lose his NY properties under forfeiture laws. I’d travel to Manhattan and do an end zone dance if that came to pass.

You wouldn’t be dancing alone.

A safe bet that THAT dance would draw more people than Trump’s Inaugural - a YUUUGE crowd….

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:17:16am

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

That’s from his staff.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:17:33am

re: #80 jaunte

That’s from his staff.

I had no doubt.

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:17:56am

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because it’s his lunchtime.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:20:25am
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KGxvi  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:21:58am

re: #63 Belafon

Didn’t Olson also argue in favor of gay marriage? If so, he at least has a line he won’t cross.

Olson has always been much more libertarian than conservative. His late wife was more conservative, and seemed to have a strong influence on him. Since her passing he’s moved further away from the conservative side of the movement. At least that’s what I’d heard years ago when I still ran in the FedSoc circles

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:22:17am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

Truly the “comments-section troll” administration.

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:23:14am

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:24:02am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:25:40am

re: #46 The Vicious Babushka

His horrible sons, his horrible daughter, his horrible son-in-law, Pence, Ryan, and the entire horrible cabinet need to meet a meteor.

Mattis is ok. So at least he should be exempt from the meteor strike. McMaster seems to have lost his way — but then he isn’t a cabinet member.

OTOH — shouldn’t every congress thing and Senator with an (R) after their name be included in the meteor strike?

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:29:29am

re: #87 Backwoods_Sleuth

Erica Werner ✔ @ericawerner
Sen Graham: “I don’t believe Trump colluded with the Russians because I don’t think he colludes with his own staff.”
12:26 PM - 6 Jun 2017
540 540 Retweets 1,132 1,132 likes

That’s one trait I always liked about Graham — he does have a sense of humor.

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:29:41am

Warner says there’s a lot more to the Russian hacking angle than Reality’s leak described.

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee told USA TODAY on Tuesday that Russian attacks on election systems were broader and targeted more states than those detailed in an explosive intelligence report leaked to the website The Intercept.

“I don’t believe they got into changing actual voting outcomes,” Virginia Sen. Mark Warner said in an interview. “But the extent of the attacks is much broader than has been reported so far.” He said he was pushing intelligence agencies to declassify the names of those states hit to help put electoral systems on notice before the midterm voting in 2018.

“None of these actions from the Russians stopped on Election Day,” he warned.

Maybe the NSA guy is going to drop a bomb tomorrow…

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:33:07am

re: #89 Hecuba’s daughter

That’s one trait I always liked about Graham — he does have a sense of humor.

It’s not so funny when he’s using his sense of humor to deflect for a compromised president.

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covfefe  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:34:12am

re: #86 Kragar

At least he didn’t post a photo of German soldiers invading an ally.

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Pineapple Pizza  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:35:38am

re: #92 covfefe

That’s how you can tell Orangeface didn’t post it

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:36:30am

re: #92 covfefe

At least he didn’t post a photo of German soldiers invading an ally.

LOL I can just imagine Trump tweeting out something like, “Today we commemorate the beginning of Operation Barbarossa!”

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:37:39am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:38:34am

re: #91 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It’s not so funny when he’s using his sense of humor to deflect for a compromised president.

Right, the Chinese food bit with Kagan, fine, this. Nope.

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bratwurst  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:39:23am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:39:47am

So I guess it is too much too hope Trump would represent himself, in all his bigly glory?

Darn.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:39:56am

re: #92 covfefe

At least he didn’t post a photo of German soldiers invading an ally.

I’m just surprised that they didn’t post a still from movie trailer.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:40:23am

Can anything be done to force Trump to have a complete physical performed by a credible doctor? Those who treat the elderly have tests to evaluate whether the patient has dementia.

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:40:47am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:42:07am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:44:12am

re: #97 bratwurst

Jack Posobiec — a pro-Trump Twitter personality

Another pro-Trump supporter and member of the MAGAsphere on Twitter

I miss the days when we just had the Democrats and the Republicans.

//

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:44:24am

re: #102 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:44:38am
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gocart mozart  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:44:49am
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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:45:10am

re: #94 Dr Lizardo

LOL I can just imagine Trump tweeting out something like, “Today we commemorate the beginning of Operation Barbarossa!”

Putin would not allow that.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:47:32am

re: #100 Hecuba’s daughter

I don’t think we can go down that road until he is worse. Nixon and Johnson had epic melt downs. Just no precedent short of collapse.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:47:50am

re: #106 gocart mozart

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Such a hateful little pissant. Go fuck Ann Coulter, Dinesh.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:48:05am

re: #103 Sir John Barron

New Right blogger Mike Cernovich noted that “the media market has no need right now for another Hill,” he said. “We need more sites like what Breitbart was and what the Daily Caller is doing. It’s a massive mistake to try to pivot to the mainstream, especially if you’re on the right.”

Translation: we need more and more websites that confirm what I believe and protect me from unbelieving websites and people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:48:56am

welp, ok then!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:49:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:50:31am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:50:44am

Anyhow ot guys but I just had one of the most amazing lunch breaks. So I got a friend request from a man with my great grandfather’s name as it was in Slovenia before he came here. So sure enough this guy is my great grandpa’s younger brother’s great grandson who stayed in Slovenia. He had no idea he had family go to the US. Oh and I found out my grandfather’s cousins were resistance in WWII just like grandpa always said.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:51:03am

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:51:20am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Exactly.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:51:37am

re: #115 HappyWarrior

Fox Moscow.//

aka “Russia Today”.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:53:12am

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Fake News Conference!

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:53:47am

Tired of breaking news that turns out to be trivial? Well, here’s the greatest news story of the twentieth century as it broke:

Audio of the NBC radio broadcast of the initial hours of D-day from June 6, 1944

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Timothy Watson  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:54:35am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And Garfield’s nomination of Stanley Matthews was actually a renomination as Rutherford Hayes had, as a lame duck, already nominated Matthews to the Supreme Court but the Senate did not act on it.

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dangerman  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:54:50am

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

welp, ok then!

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yesterday conway complained:

This obsession with covering everything he says on Twitter and very little of what he does as president,

as if when he tweets he’s either not president or not stating policy

today Spicer on POTUS tweets:

He’s the POTUS. They’re official statements by the POTUS.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:55:11am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:55:24am

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

welp, ok then!

Kellyanne says people pay too much attention, then, to POTUS official statements.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:55:40am

re: #113 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:55:59am

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Alicia Machado

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:56:33am

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:57:19am

re: #126 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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That’s bigoted senile narcissist in chief!

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Timothy Watson  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:57:35am

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

Spicer on POTUS tweets: “He’s the POTUS. They’re official statements by the POTUS.”

The sound you heard was a couple more DOJ attorneys printing out resignation letters.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:57:38am

I want a reporter to ask Spicer if he sold his soul upfront or did he actually believe it when trump told him “I’ll make it worth your while later” when a contract got signed but no money changed hands.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:57:46am

re: #123 Sir John Barron

Kellyanne says people pay too much attention, then, to POTUS official statements.

It does undermine America if anyone pays attention to the madman in the Oval Office.
The entire government should pretend he doesn’t exist, and just ignore his orders. For America.

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:57:48am
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Bass Reeves  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:58:33am

re: #78 Henny Penny

Your article literally says nothing about being a DC outsider, and basically says he’s a bad lawyer, who has been around Trump for years. Maybe I missed where it said he won any of these high profile cases on Trump’s behalf.

He wasn’t picked for being a DC outsider, he was picked cuz he already works for Trump. So…I gotta side with Kragar here.

**edit** Nope, I see the part where it calls him a DC outsider, it doesn’t actually say that is a good thing, or a reason for his hiring.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:59:06am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 11:59:27am

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:00:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:01:04pm
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Timothy Watson  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:01:18pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

Spicer kicks question about this to the Defense Department.

Between this and Qatar, their next press conference will be interesting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:02:26pm

LOL, as if the Queen actually invited him.

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:02:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:04:24pm

o. m. g.

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:06:23pm

re: #33 Belafon

We used to call it trolling. These days this might be called protecting the troops.

Sad that it seems we have a division between the Commander in Chief and his command. Not good. But it may also be a good thing as maybe the military heads already know they are dealing with a dangerous ninny and are prepared to ignore some of his command should they determine those commands put their troops and/or this country in a very bad position.

I am no military expert and I know the military must follow Trump’s orders, but if those orders are to do something like use nukes unnecessarily, the best thing to do is ignore him and let the ramifications fall where they fall.

I sure hope we never get to having to find out.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:06:40pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

o. m. g.

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That sound was McMaster printing off his resignation letter.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:07:04pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

o. m. g.

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Uh huh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:09:12pm

Spicey “hasn’t discussed that” with trump…

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:10:12pm

re: #142 Timothy Watson

That sound was McMaster printing off his resignation letter.

McMaster cowrote an OpEd indicating that the world is a bunch of countries and organizations at each other’s throats, not cooperating toward a common goal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:10:21pm
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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:12:18pm

re: #59 The Vicious Babushka

What about Michael Cohen and Don McGahn? Who do they represent?

Cohen probably needs to worry who is going to represent him. McGahn might be on the outs with Trump already, as I think he might have done something to piss off Trump.

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:12:29pm
Wow — @PressSec cannot say whether the president has confidence in his Attorney General.

President for 137 days and can’t stand behind his own appointments.

howlonghasdonaldtrumpbeenpresident.com

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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:13:45pm

ABC reports that Comey will stop short of saying Trump obstructed justice - but what he does say may meet that legal definition anyway.

Although Comey has told associates he will not accuse the President of obstructing justice, he will dispute the president’s contention that Comey told him three times he is not under investigation.

The president allegedly said he hoped Comey would drop the Flynn investigation, a request that concerned Comey enough that he documented the conversation in a memo shortly after speaking with the president. In the memo, according to sources close to Comey who reviewed it, Trump said: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” during a February meeting. The request made Comey uncomfortable, but the source tells ABC News that Comey has told associates he will not accuse the President of obstructing justice.

“He is not going to Congress to make accusations about the President’s intent, instead he’s there to share his concerns,” the source said, and tell the committee “what made him uneasy” and why he felt a need to write the memo documenting the conversation. Some legal experts told ABC News that Trump’s requests as detailed in the memo, which ABC News has not seen, could meet the legal definition of obstruction.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:14:30pm
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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:15:25pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:15:36pm

I just went thru a process in which I learned how to force shut down my mac book. Something like 10 years with Apple and this is the first time I’ve had to do it.

For old(er) people like me this is a wonderful thing.

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:16:10pm

re: #150 Birth Control Works

Because, even though we’ve got a guy in the White House who ignores the constitution, the election results are governed by it. We will observe it and follow its process.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:17:15pm
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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:17:35pm
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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:21:17pm

re: #101 Kragar

Christopher Hayes ✔ @chrislhayes
Kinda looks like the President stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a charity for kids with cancer? forbes.com
2:39 PM - 6 Jun 2017

If this is true and becomes widely known it may be the thing that busts Trump’s hold over his Republican bakers and voters that still give him 34% approval ratings. Women voters that voted for Trump will not like this at all.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:21:35pm

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Twitter users blocked by President Trump after they criticized or mocked him are asking him to reverse the moves, arguing that the Constitution bars him from blocking people on the social media service.

The request raises novel legal issues stemming from Mr. Trump’s use of his Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump, to make statements about public policy. In a letter sent to Mr. Trump on Tuesday, lawyers for several users he has blocked argued that his account was a “public forum” from which the government may not constitutionally exclude people because it disagrees with views they have expressed.

“This Twitter account operates as a ‘designated public forum’ for First Amendment purposes, and accordingly the viewpoint-based blocking of our clients is unconstitutional,” the letter said. “We ask that you unblock them and any others who have been blocked for similar reasons.”

The letter implies that if the Trump administration does not comply, a lawsuit may follow. The blocked Twitter users are represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, whose executive director, Jameel Jaffer, said in a statement that Mr. Trump did not have a right to exclude his critics from engaging with his posts.

“Though the architects of the Constitution surely didn’t contemplate presidential Twitter accounts, they understood that the president must not be allowed to banish views from public discourse simply because he finds them objectionable,” Mr. Jaffer said. “Having opened this forum to all comers, the president can’t exclude people from it merely because he dislikes what they’re saying.”

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:23:13pm
Winners of a Hyperloop technology competition, held by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX, unveiled Europe’s first test facility for the rail transportation system this week. The nearly 100-foot-long (30 meters) track will be used to test all of the Hyperloop systems in a vacuum at low speeds, according to Hardt Global Mobility, the company set up to commercialize the technology developed by the competition team from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Hardt representatives said this facility is the first step in a four-year plan to build a Hyperloop system connecting two European cities.

A second, high-speed test line will be built by 2019, Reuters reported. And by 2021, a commercial Hyperloop could connect Amsterdam and Paris.

h/t Daily Kos

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A Mom Anon  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:23:25pm

re: #150 Birth Control Works

The question remains though, how do we negate the results of this election? There’s plenty of bullshit that’s happened since Day 1 that, in a sane country at least, should have resulted in someone(s) going to jail or at the very least being booted out of office. But it’s not happening. When the USAG is part of the cabal, who enforces the law?

The damage being done here is going to take a long time to repair. There are anti US Government cronies in every dept at every level of governance now. They’ve gamed the system and changed the rules to favor themselves. You have kids in schools actively fighting their science teachers about what’s real and what’s “fake” because their parents think that public schools are indoctrinating their kids with liberal propaganda (which makes one ask why the hell they send their kids to the schools in the first place), which is dumbing down the whole system for those of us with kids who actually think for themselves. And that’s just one example of how insidious this whole thing is. Trump is just the culmination of shit that’s been afoot since FDR. They hate us, and won’t stop until they are stopped. I have no idea anymore what that looks like.

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danarchy  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:24:44pm

re: #152 Birth Control Works

I just went thru a process in which I learned how to force shut down my mac book. Something like 10 years with Apple and this is the first time I’ve had to do it.

For old(er) people like me this is a wonderful thing.

I used to have to force quit weekly if not daily when I used a Mac as my daily driver. VMFusion and VirtualBox made that son of a bitch g down hard. Mac’s are great if you don’t stray too far outside their ecosystem, but if you use too much 3rd party software or god forbid open source software it suddenly becomes as unstable as any other OS.

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:24:58pm

re: #156 ObserverArt

If this is true and becomes widely known it may be the thing that busts Trump’s hold over his Republican bakers and voters that still give him 34% approval ratings. Women voters that voted for Trump will not like this at all.

Oh, there will be excuses:

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Birth Control Works  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:27:25pm

This stuff is just so freakin’ amazing. I understand the very basics and it’s still really kinda kewl.

A Tale of Three Cities

In addition to refurbishing the detector, CERN’s engineering team designed and built two huge coolers that will eventually hold the two large ICARUS modules. These containers work much like a thermos and use a vacuum between their inner and outer walls. A layer of solid foam between them will prevent heat from seeping into the experiment. An international collaboration of scientists and engineers are also developing the supporting infrastructure that will enable ICARUS to integrate into its new home at Fermilab.

The final step was stress-testing the containers and packaging the detector for its long journey across the Atlantic.

“It’s been a lot of work,” Zani says, “and putting this all together has been a close collaboration between many different institutions. But we all have the common goal of preparing this detector for its second life at Fermilab.”

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Birth Control Works  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:28:31pm

re: #160 danarchy

I used to have to force quit weekly if not daily when I used a Mac as my daily driver. VMFusion and VirtualBox made that son of a bitch g down hard. Mac’s are great if you don’t stray too far outside their ecosystem, but if you use too much 3rd party software or god forbid open source software it suddenly becomes as unstable as any other OS.

Yeah, it’s always a photoshop issue. Which I knew when I bought it.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:29:38pm

re: #159 A Mom Anon

The question remains though, how do we negate the results of this election? There’s plenty of bullshit that’s happened since Day 1 that, in a sane country at least, should have resulted in someone(s) going to jail or at the very least being booted out of office. But it’s not happening. When the USAG is part of the cabal, who enforces the law?

The damage being done here is going to take a long time to repair. There are anti US Government cronies in every dept at every level of governance now. They’ve gamed the system and changed the rules to favor themselves. You have kids in schools actively fighting their science teachers about what’s real and what’s “fake” because their parents think that public schools are indoctrinating their kids with liberal propaganda (which makes one ask why the hell they send their kids to the schools in the first place), which is dumbing down the whole system for those of us with kids who actually think for themselves. And that’s just one example of how insidious this whole thing is. Trump is just the culmination of shit that’s been afoot since FDR. They hate us, and won’t stop until they are stopped. I have no idea anymore what that looks like.

eh, they are old. Most young people don’t look like them.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:30:25pm

re: #156 ObserverArt

If this is true and becomes widely known it may be the thing that busts Trump’s hold over his Republican bakers and voters that still give him 34% approval ratings. Women voters that voted for Trump will not like this at all.

C’mon. At least DJT didn’t shove all the cancer kids into a woodchipper on the WH lawn.

///

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Birth Control Works  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:32:09pm

re: #153 Belafon

Because, even though we’ve got a guy in the White House who ignores the constitution, the election results are governed by it. We will observe it and follow its process.

If a felony crime were committed in the course of the election, it would have to negate the elections. Otherwise the ends justifies the means. There would have to to be a statute of limitations —say 4 years …

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Dr. Matt  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:32:46pm
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makeitstop  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:33:08pm

re: #165 Sir John Barron

C’mon. At least DJT didn’t shove all the cancer kids into a woodchipper on the WH lawn.

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Yet.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:33:31pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:34:13pm

re: #169 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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I am so tired of his weird humor.

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:34:56pm
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Skip Intro  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:35:09pm

re: #170 Birth Control Works

I am so tired of his weird humor.

He’s not joking.

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:35:46pm

re: #172 Skip Intro

Narcissistic injury.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:36:25pm

Anyway, hi, I’ve caught back up. Which is why I should go work on catching up on housework and whatnot. I guess.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:36:36pm

re: #161 jaunte

Let’s just forget the $16 million he raised ….. smh

— Jeff Bohnenkamp

Remember when we told wingnuts that the Clinton Foundation helps people and the wingnuts said “Oh, OK, I didn’t know that. That’s really great.”

/

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Birth Control Works  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:37:46pm

bbl

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:38:30pm

Trump may give up french fries when he hears this.

Emmanuel Macron’s party is set to win the biggest parliamentary majority for a French president since Charles de Gaulle’s 1968 landslide, a survey of voter intentions for the coming legislative elections showed on Tuesday.
……….
The poll, conducted on June 2-4 for France Televisions and radiofrance with a sample of 2,103 people, also found that 68 percent of those surveyed had definitely made up their minds about whom they would vote for.

That rose to 75 percent for those backing Macron’s party.
reuters.com

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:39:07pm

re: #177 jaunte

Trump may give up french fries when he hears this.

Vive Macron!

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Timothy Watson  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:45:26pm

re: #177 jaunte

Trump may give up french fries when he hears this.

We’ll end up with multipolar leaders of the free world.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:46:16pm
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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:46:57pm
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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:47:03pm
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Botsplainer  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:47:56pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

“The president’s chief lawyer now in charge of the case is Marc E. Kasowitz, a tough New York civil litigator who for years has aggressively represented Trump in multiple business and public relations disputes — often with threats of countersuits and menacing public statements — but who has little experience dealing with complex congressional and Justice Department investigations that are inevitably influenced by media coverage and public opinion.”

In short, Twitler is stuck with an asshole who is completely unsuited to this task, and whose usual schtick will be completely ignored by everyone in the process, his idiot threats laughed off.

It will be glorious.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:48:37pm

re: #181 jaunte

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KGxvi  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:54:24pm

re: #166 Birth Control Works

If a felony crime were committed in the course of the election, it would have to negate the elections. Otherwise the ends justifies the means. There would have to to be a statute of limitations —say 4 years …

Here’s the thing, there is a way to address this, but it’s not one that anyone really wants to touch. Congress has the power to alter succession beyond the 25th Amendment. Everyone in line after the VP is in that order by statute.

So here’s how this places out in the most crazy of scenarios:

1. Evidence comes forward showing that the results were altered. And that Trump (or his campaign) was involved in some way.

2. Congress passes a law that states, if the office of POTUS and VPOTUS are vacant, a designated person shall serve as Acting-President until a special election is held to fill the vacancies. That was actually the law during the 1800s - had Johnson been removed from office, there would have been a special election called.

3. Trump vetoes said bill because FAKE NEWS! Congress overrides the veto.

4. Congress impeaches Trump and convinces Pence to resign (or they impeach the both of them).

5. Trump (and Pence) are removed from office. The designated person becomes Acting President until the special election is held (something like: new electors are to be chosen within 90 days of the notice of a special election, the electors are to meet and cast their votes within 5 days after results are certified, and the new president is take office the day after the electoral college vote is certified by Congress).

6. A new president and vice president are sworn in.

I don’t think steps 2 and 3 are highly plausible. Under the current system, Ryan would become president upon removal of Trump and Pence. Alternatively, the Republicans in the House might figure they can make it work with Pence for the remainder of the term and don’t impeach him. But Pence basically becomes Ford - he’s not likely to win reelection, he’s probably going to be challenged in the 2020 primaries, and everyone is going to be hoping he doesn’t screw it up.

Right now I’d put the odds at something like this:

Trump serves the entirety of this term: even money.
Trump is impeached and removed from office: 5-2
Pence is the next president due to Trump’s removal: 3-1
Ryan is the next president due to Trump’s (and Pence’s) removal: 20-1
Hatch is the next president due to Trump’s (and Pence’s and Ryan’s) removal: 300-1
The scenario above happens and someone else is the next president: 1500-1

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:56:41pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:57:57pm

re: #186 jaunte

World’s largest shipping line Maersk tells customers to effectively forget about trying to ship anything to or from Qatar.

So how does the US military go about supplying its forces stationed in Qatar?

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:59:08pm

Doha Airlift

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 12:59:29pm

How are they going to get food?

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:03:35pm

re: #185 KGxvi

It comes down to a lot of people wanting the magic wand that fixes all of this.

(It doesn’t really exist.)

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bratwurst  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:07:03pm

Wow these people are insane.

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:07:44pm

re: #191 bratwurst

Wow these people are insane.

Comey might lose his reelection bid. //

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KGxvi  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:08:59pm

re: #190 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It comes down to a lot of people wanting the magic wand that fixes all of this.

(It doesn’t really exist.)

Yeah. If Trump serves out his term, our standing in the world is greatly damaged (and things domestically will be worse off). If he’s removed from office, regardless of who replaces him, the institution of the presidency takes a major hit and things domestically are screwed (which likely means our ability to do anything internationally is also greatly damaged). It is a Hobsonian choice, at this point.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:09:08pm

re: #191 bratwurst

Wow these people are insane.

ABC. Always. Be. Campaigning. Always Be Campaigning.

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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:09:09pm

Flat Earthers at Facebook. The Flat Earth Experts (TFEE) I’m glad so many of these shits have chosen to self-identify like this.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:09:47pm

re: #191 bratwurst

Wow these people are insane.

I’m glad the conservative MAGA movement isn’t just a pro-Trump, personality cult, or anything like that.

///

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:10:10pm

re: #190 klys (maker of Silmarils)

It comes down to a lot of people wanting the magic wand that fixes all of this.

(It doesn’t really exist.)

There is no magic wand of course. I’ll take whatever can be done within the law. My hope is for something that teaches this country a lesson that last for at least a generation. A lesson on how to begin to understand politics and civics. A lesson that is hard on media like Fox News, and shysters like Alex Jones.

Yes, I know there will always be a segment of America that will fall for the BS, but elections are fought in the middle ground of the undecideds and the lazy. Maybe a good hard lesson touches the middle and makes them wake the hell up to the importance of actually understanding civics and politics.

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BeachDem  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:12:43pm

re: #97 bratwurst

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Again I ask—what is the deal with Posobiec? He was at Rebel for a whopping 6 weeks before getting fired, and now appears to represent…well, no organization I can figure out, other than the weirdo Citizens for Trump group. Yet he gets White House press passes and is quoted all over the place with his bullshit conspiracy crap. I just don’t understand why he is a thing.

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allegro  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:13:47pm

So the best thing ever just came out of my Instant Pot: Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Having a small dinner party next weekend and wanted to try it first to make sure it worked. Ohhhh my, it certainly did! OMG this is delicious and I can’t wait to serve it to company. Recipe hidden if you’re interested.

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:14:23pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:15:02pm

re: #191 bratwurst

Wow these people are insane.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:18:21pm

re: #199 allegro

I did something similar in the oven: boneless/skinless chicken thighs pounded and stuffed with prosciutto ham, provolone cheese, and spinach. Looking forward to trying it in the InstantPot now, thanks to you for foil pie pan idea!

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Dr. Matt  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:18:28pm

BTW, Mango Mussolini is claiming “victory” over a nation that fits inside the thumb of Michigan.

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gocart mozart  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:18:30pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:18:56pm
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dangerman  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:19:52pm

re: #197 ObserverArt

There is no magic wand of course. I’ll take whatever can be done within the law. My hope is for something that teaches this country a lesson that last for at least a generation. A lesson on how to begin to understand politics and civics. A lesson that is hard on media like Fox News, and shysters like Alex Jones.

Yes, I know there will always be a segment of America that will fall for the BS, but elections are fought in the middle ground of the undecideds and the lazy. Maybe a good hard lesson touches the middle and makes them wake the hell up to the importance of actually understanding civics and politics.

You are a mere seatholder if you are not placing the best interest of the public above your own political interests. You may be an effective politician who can win elections who then is completely unethical as a statesman.

If you have no self perspective to protect you from your own arrogance, megalomania, misguided beliefs and distorted judgments, what holds you in check?

You let your political interests supplant and surpass the noble mission of “representing” whether it be the branch of governing, legislating, or judging.

Where are the principled politicians acting in the best interest of their constituents, placing those interests ahead of your own?. As a rep or senator, your constituents are not only the people who voted for you. Or even all the people in your district / state. Maybe there is a slight weighting toward them; maybe not. You were elected to be one of a group of 100 or 435. Those two groups then act as a unity for *all* the people in all districts and states.

Where are the principled politicians?

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Myron Falwell  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:21:07pm

re: #198 BeachDem

Again I ask—what is the deal with Posobiec? He was at Rebel for a whopping 6 weeks before getting fired, and now appears to represent…well, no organization I can figure out, other than the weirdo Citizens for Trump group. Yet he gets White House press passes and is quoted all over the place with his bullshit conspiracy crap. I just don’t understand why he is a thing.

Remember when he lied on his Twitter bio claiming to work for CBS News for the longest time? What a putz.

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KGxvi  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:21:27pm

re: #206 dangerman

Where are the principled politicians?

In fiction

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Dr. Matt  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:22:32pm
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Myron Falwell  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:22:59pm

re: #206 dangerman

Where are the principled politicians?

Who polices the police?

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:23:46pm

re: #191 bratwurst

Wow these people are insane.

Julie Bykowicz ✔ @bykowicz
News: Pro-Trump group goes after Comey in a new ad that’ll air the same day he testifies. My story: apnews.com
2:40 PM - 6 Jun 2017

Easy way to fight this off would be to find recordings of Comey clearing the Senate confirmation for him to become FBI director 93-1. There has to be some positive remarks about Comey from Republicans. Remind everyone how they voted and what they said.

He was never an issue until all this came about. I bet there is a lot of info out there that can box-in the criticisms now.

The Democrats need to remind everyone he was an assistant AG under Bush and did the right thing in the Ashcroft hospital bed incident. Show that he again wanted to do the right thing, but was up against a corrupt White House and that is why they are trying to slime him now.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:23:49pm

re: #206 dangerman

Where are the principled politicians?

Biden and Obama rode off into the sunset.

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Mike Lamb  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:24:16pm

re: #191 bratwurst

Wow these people are insane.

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I’m a bit mystified as to how they think this would help.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:25:02pm

re: #149 makeitstop

ABC reports that Comey will stop short of saying Trump obstructed justice - but what he does say may meet that legal definition anyway.

Comey wouldn’t say Trump committed obstruction of justice in any case - he doesn’t pass judgment like that. But the facts alone speak for themselves, and this is going to hurt Trump badly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:26:10pm

re: #214 Charles Johnson

Comey wouldn’t say Trump committed obstruction of justice in any case - he doesn’t pass judgment like that. But the facts alone speak for themselves, and this is going to hurt Trump badly.

Exactly.
Comey gathers evidence, he doesn’t come to legal conclusions (in public, at least).
And that’s how it should be.

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:26:32pm

re: #205 klys (maker of Silmarils)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:27:13pm

re: #213 Mike Lamb

I’m a bit mystified as to how they think this would help.

It increases the chance of the wingnut uprising they’ve been fantasizing about for years.

It also increases the chances of the radical-right being locked away when they act out, which is the only part I like.

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petesh  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:28:09pm

re: #209 Dr. Matt

Colonel Robert E. Hogan’s men were Heroes!

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:29:53pm

re: #206 dangerman

Where are the principled politicians?

I think we are on the road to finding out. All of those 535 in Congress are getting ready to put their names in the history books. It’s time for them to decide if they want to go in helping or harming.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:30:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:31:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:32:52pm

He’ll be speaking about an hour from now.

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allegro  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:33:01pm

re: #202 Backwoods_Sleuth

I did something similar in the oven: boneless/skinless chicken thighs pounded and stuffed with prosciutto ham, provolone cheese, and spinach. Looking forward to trying it in the InstantPot now, thanks to you for foil pie pan idea!

I’ve done it in the oven in different variations for years. Yours sounds wonderful! On my list to fix. Finding a baking dish that will fit in the pot AND be big enough to hold enough stuff for a meal proved elusive. I made a foil “bowl” to cook a meatloaf (that came out excellent) thinking there had to be a better way. Foil pie pan worked perfectly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:34:51pm

re: #223 allegro

I’ve done it in the oven in different variations for years. Yours sounds wonderful! On my list to fix. Finding a baking dish that will fit in the pot AND be big enough to hold enough stuff for a meal proved elusive. I made a foil “bowl” to cook a meatloaf (that came out excellent) thinking there had to be a better way. Foil pie pan worked perfectly.

oh yeah, I never even thought of the foil pie pan, but that solves so many difficulties for other dish ideas!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:36:11pm
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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:38:09pm

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

He’ll be speaking about an hour from now.

Typical Kenyan Obama being in a foreign country and everybody just adoring him so stupid also did you see how the Saudi audience LOVED Trump and MAGA! No protesters!

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:38:55pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

We have always been at war with Qatar.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:41:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:41:50pm

JFC…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:43:20pm

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC…

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Creepy much?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:44:18pm

re: #230 HappyWarrior

Creepy much?

Megyn absolutely has no shame.
None…just hand over the money to her.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:45:33pm

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC…

Maybe she could ask him about Jade Helm and whether Texas was taken over by aliens in 2015.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:46:03pm

re: #230 HappyWarrior

Creepy much?

Alex Jones: Hold My Beer…..

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:46:06pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

Megan absolutely has no shame.
None…just hand over the money to her.

Aren’t we at the stage of Megan’s career where we’re just haggling over the metaphorical price?

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Jay C  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:46:35pm

re: #182 Kragar

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SRSLY? She took 25+ seconds of flipping thru notes to find an answer?
If it wasn’t the Trump Admin., I’d swear that was a joke GIF…
But sadly, no joke

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:47:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:47:38pm

Neighbor at the end of the farm lane has a bunch of beehives and just showed up with a bunch of honey (we loaned him our extractor), so I’m gonna be messing up the kitchen this week making baklava.

(my teeth already hurt thinking about it…)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:49:00pm

re: #236 jaunte

I could swear I heard someone here pushing the whole “DC outsider” thing earlier. Probably should get my hearing checked, eh?

(I wonder how much longer before the next name change.)

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Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:49:04pm

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC…

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Stupid woman. Normalizing this shit.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:50:26pm

re: #236 jaunte

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D.C. Insider? As if that’s the worst thing to be.

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EPR-radar  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:52:21pm

re: #239 Stanley Sea

Stupid woman. Normalizing this shit.

That’s just part of the job for all women working in RWNJ media.

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danarchy  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:52:22pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

Megyn absolutely has no shame.
None…just hand over the money to her.

Well she did turn down FOX’s offer to go work at NBC for half of what FOX offered her so it apparently isn’t ALL about the money.

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MsJ  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:52:44pm

re: #240 HappyWarrior

D.C. Insider? As if that’s the worst thing to be.

Yeah. Like knowing how to get shit done and not embarrass the US is a bad thing.

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:52:54pm
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MsJ  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:53:48pm

From way, way downstairs.

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

UGH. Remind me to never stay at a Holiday Inn again.

[NYT article about the Tbrand hotel brand for the masses]

I just called IHG (Owner of Holiday Inn brand) of which I am a gold elite member to voice my displeasure (and note if this happens I’ll never stay at a Holiday Inn again), and they have no idea what this is about.

I asked for a call back.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:54:12pm

re: #240 HappyWarrior

D.C. Insider? As if that’s the worst thing to be.

apparently, according to our resident HennyPenny asshat, being a DC Outsider negates everything bad that happens, despite 99.9% of the current orange administration all being DC Outsiders….

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Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:54:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:54:58pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

apparently, according to our resident HennyPenny asshat, being a DC Outsider negates everything bad that happens, despite 99.9% of the current orange administration all being DC Outsiders….

Yeah I’m glad I missed that spin.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:55:13pm

re: #242 danarchy

Well she did turn down FOX’s offer to go work at NBC for half of what FOX offered her so it apparently isn’t ALL about the money.

good lordt…if it’s not for the money, she’s doing this to salvage her reputation as a journalist???

She’s doing it all wrong…

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Belafon  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:56:32pm

re: #245 MsJ

From way, way downstairs.

I just called IHG (Owner of Holiday Inn brand) of which I am a gold elite member to voice my displeasure (and note if this happens I’ll never stay at a Holiday Inn again), and they have no idea what this is about.

I asked for a call back.

It’s not every one. There are a few owned by the Trump’s company. Those are the ones changing. At least that’s what I understand.

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:56:37pm

re: #240 HappyWarrior

D.C. Insider? As if that’s the worst thing to be.

As we can see even from commenters here, “DC Insider” is the new pariah set.

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Myron Falwell  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:56:50pm

re: #249 Backwoods_Sleuth

good lordt…if it’s not for the money, she’s doing this to salvage her reputation as a journalist???

She’s doing it all wrong…

That’s presuming she ever had a reputation as a journalist to begin with.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:56:52pm

re: #189 jaunte

How are they going to get food?

Army will loan USAF all the MREs it can stand. They might not get their choice of entrees.

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MsJ  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:57:11pm

re: #249 Backwoods_Sleuth

good lordt…if it’s not for the money, she’s doing this to salvage her reputation as a journalist???

She’s doing it all wrong…

You can’t walk away from Fox unscathed. She’s a right wing blowhard. Leopards can’t change their spots, no matter who pays them.

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EPR-radar  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:57:39pm

re: #253 Decatur Deb

Army will loan USAF all the MREs it can stand. They might not get their choice of entrees.

Would that count as a war crime?

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Kragar  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:57:55pm

re: #253 Decatur Deb

Army will loan USAF all the MREs it can stand. They might not get their choice of entrees.

“200 cases of tuna with noodles?”
“Yeah, weird how that happened.”

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jaunte  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:58:26pm

re: #253 Decatur Deb

Our guys should be fine, but if all shipping is cut off the rest of the Qatar population is going to have a hard time.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2017 • 1:59:45pm

re: #216 Kragar

Kragar @Kragar_LGF

On the plus side, it should be noted that at least he didn’t use an image of German soldiers again

He might have mentioned that we didn’t go alone.

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:00:11pm

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC…

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I hope the whole Megyn Kelly to NBC thing blows up in both of their faces. She may have been able to be a bad ass as a conservative news actress following the Fox News script, but at NBC I think she is going to have to be a real interviewer* and journalist*. I get the feeling by doing interviews with people like Alex Jones it is going to cost her.

*Within reason. I know TV is sucking bad these days all over.

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BeachDem  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:00:57pm

re: #245 MsJ

From way, way downstairs.

I just called IHG (Owner of Holiday Inn brand) of which I am a gold elite member to voice my displeasure (and note if this happens I’ll never stay at a Holiday Inn again), and they have no idea what this is about.

I asked for a call back.

From what I gathered, they’re going to buy some former Holiday Inn properties and rebrand them as American Idea. (will probably be a total failure because Trump.)

I’m interested to hear what they HI peeps say when they call you back.

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Skip Intro  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:02:16pm

College won $900K grant to fight extremism. Trump administration won’t send the money

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina

In January, the Department of Homeland Security announced 31 winners in a controversial grant program to fight violent extremism. A team lead by University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill researchers won the largest - nearly $900,000 to develop information campaigns to counter jihadist and white supremacist recruiting.

The UNC grant could have had a big impact on the university’s Department of Communication.

But the award was announced during the last week of the Obama administration, and so far the Trump administration has refused to release the money.

It has to be laundered through Eric’s foundation so the Trumps can take their 40% cut first.

sanluisobispo.com

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EPR-radar  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:02:34pm

re: #254 MsJ

You can’t walk away from Fox unscathed. She’s a right wing blowhard. Leopards can’t change their spots, no matter who pays them.

As far as I can tell, Kelly’s opposition to sexual harassment and rape culture is exclusively limited to how it affects her personally. Pathetic.

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EPR-radar  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:03:43pm

re: #261 Skip Intro

College won $900K grant to fight extremism. Trump administration won’t send the money

It has to be laundered through Eric’s foundation so the Trumps can take their 40% cut first.

sanluisobispo.com

Also, why would the trump administration want to hinder white supremacist recruiting? That’s a significant part of their base.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:04:45pm

re: #259 ObserverArt

I hope the whole Megyn Kelly to NBC thing blows up in both of their faces. She may have been able to be a bad ass as a conservative news actress following the Fox News script, but at NBC I think she is going to have to be a real interviewer* and journalist*. I get the feeling by doing interviews with people like Alex Jones it is going to cost her.

*Within reason. I know TV is sucking bad these days all over.

Using Alex as a followup interview after her fangirl thing with Putin…welp…

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BeachDem  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:06:34pm

re: #249 Backwoods_Sleuth

good lordt…if it’s not for the money, she’s doing this to salvage her reputation as a journalist???

She’s doing it all wrong…

“Reputation as a journalist” assumes facts not in evidence.

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Skip Intro  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:06:46pm

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

Next, on to interview edgy investigative journalist Charles C. Johnson. Only on NBC.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:07:34pm

re: #266 Skip Intro

Next, on to interview edgy investigative journalist Charles C. Johnson. Only on NBC.

yeppers…that damned slippery slope just got greased up big time…

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:07:35pm

re: #265 BeachDem

“Reputation as a journalist” assumes facts not in evidence.

Journalist of ill repute.

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Teukka  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:08:01pm

re: #266 Skip Intro

Next, on to interview edgy investigative journalist Charles C. Johnson. Only on NBC.

What the unholy fuck? Cuck Johnson an “Investigative Journalist”?!

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Nyet  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:08:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:08:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:09:21pm

re: #270 Nyet

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She really is becoming more and open about being a white supremacist isn’t she?

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sagehen  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:09:23pm

re: #258 Decatur Deb

He might have mentioned that we didn’t go alone.

And give the UK credit for anything? Don’t be absurd.

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sauceruney  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:09:45pm

re: #245 MsJ

Thanks for posting this. I’ve been IHG platinum for nine years, and I’m making that same call from the office tomorrow. Need to cash out my points in gift cards first.

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Nyet  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:10:34pm

re: #272 HappyWarrior

Sure. Like Pam, she’s David Duke in a skirt.

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BeachDem  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:10:52pm

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

Using Alex as a followup interview after her fangirl thing with Putin…welp…

In the MMFA transcript, she says she’s using Alex Jones to get a Trump interview.

KELLY: I’m going to use you as a lure to get him.

Ugh—now I have to take another shower.

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danarchy  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:11:04pm

re: #269 Teukka

What the unholy fuck? Cuck Johnson an “Investigative Journalist”?!

Pretty sure there should have been Sarc tags on that comment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:11:16pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:11:25pm

re: #275 Nyet

Sure. Like Pam, she’s David Duke in a skirt.

Yep!

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allegro  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:12:02pm

re: #254 MsJ

You can’t walk away from Fox unscathed. She’s a right wing blowhard. Leopards can’t change their spots, no matter who pays them.

This was on The Daily Show last night. You will like it.

Vladimir Putin & Megyn Kelly: Slimy Public Manipulators: The Daily Show

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:12:36pm

re: #277 danarchy

Pretty sure there should have been Sarc tags on that comment.

Today’s sarc is tomorrow’s breaking news.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:13:00pm

re: #273 sagehen

And give the UK credit for anything? Don’t be absurd.

or even our northern neighbor/ally:

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:13:03pm

I haven’t watched MTP Daily in a long time. He is interviewing Trump butt kisser Rep. Chris Collins about Trump’s tweeting. What a lame ass. You can see in his face he knows Trump is a white hot mess but he is making excuses anyway. Now he is asking for everyone to leave Flynn alone since he resigned, etc., etc. What an asshole. I hope he loses his seat over this crap.

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Teukka  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:13:28pm

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Would I be too harsh if I regarded The Intercept as a Russian intel front at this point?

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Skip Intro  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:13:48pm

re: #281 Decatur Deb

Today’s sarc is tomorrow’s breaking news.

Absolutely. How do you go from Putin to Alex Jones? Upchuck is certainly not out of the question.

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nines09  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:14:06pm

OT

Your afternoon way back machine one hit wonder…..

Psychotic Reaction

Then a Jersey band that had everyone convinced they were British…

Richard and the Young Lions - OPEN UP YOUR DOOR

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:14:17pm

re: #282 Backwoods_Sleuth

or even our northern neighbor/ally:

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Joe Bacon  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:14:36pm

re: #272 HappyWarrior

She really is becoming more and open about being a white supremacist isn’t she?

So why is she still getting down with JJ????

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:15:01pm

re: #270 Nyet

This would be news to the Slavic nationalists specifically and demonstratively setting themselves apart from decadent “Europeans.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:15:33pm

re: #284 Teukka

Would I be too harsh if I regarded The Intercept as a Russian intel front at this point?

It’s what it has always been.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:16:20pm

re: #288 Joe Bacon

So why is she still getting down with JJ????

I dunno. She’s weird like that.

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Skip Intro  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:16:26pm

re: #282 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wonder who had the job of explaining to trump that D-Day didn’t mean Donald Day?

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:17:06pm

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s what it has always been.

But more circular and more clustered.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:17:09pm

re: #287 HappyWarrior

Why isn’t Trudeau thanking America? //

Justin and Barack are getting ready to speak to the world from Montreal in about 15 minutes.

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Teukka  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:17:18pm

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s what it has always been.

Well, I’ve suspected it for quite some time, but basically giving their source to the NSA on a platter kinda clinches it.

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danarchy  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:17:47pm

re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sorry, but stop fucking leaking classified information. There are good reasons why professionals in the intelligence community classify shit. If you think there is abuse your first step should not be to leak to the media. Take it to your boss, your congressman, your senator, if you don’t trust your congressman go to one you do trust. Going to the media should be a last fucking resort not the first.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:17:58pm

re: #289 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

This would be news to the Slavic nationalists specifically and demonstratively setting themselves apart from decadent “Europeans.”

Like Coulter pays attention to that.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:17:58pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

Justin and Barack are getting ready to speak to the world from Montreal in about 15 minutes.

I’m not sure if this gets a dreamy sigh or a wistful sigh or a what-might-have-been sigh or all three.

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Skip Intro  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:18:10pm

re: #278 Backwoods_Sleuth

Will it be one of those classy hotels that rents rooms by the hour? That would fit in well with the trump brand.

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KGxvi  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:19:30pm

re: #270 Nyet

Someone should probably explain to her that 3/4 of the country is actually in Asia.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:20:04pm

re: #300 KGxvi

Someone should probably explain to her that 3/4 of the country is actually in Asia.

See my 297.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:21:19pm

re: #294 Backwoods_Sleuth

Justin and Barack are getting ready to speak to the world from Montreal in about 15 minutes.

montreal.ctvnews.ca

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BeachDem  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:22:38pm

re: #299 Skip Intro

Will it be one of those classy hotels that rents rooms by the hour? That would fit in well with the trump brand.

They could advertise Short Attention Span Stays.

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fern01  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:22:38pm

re: #215 Backwoods_Sleuth

Exactly.
Comey gathers evidence, he doesn’t come to legal conclusions (in public, at least).
And that’s how it should be.

Sure sounded like a legal opinion when he spoke re the Clinton emails

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:25:20pm

re: #284 Teukka

Would I be too harsh if I regarded The Intercept as a Russian intel front at this point?

Sure seems like they are helping them. At least in my opinion. You have Snowden and now this. Really makes you wonder if Greenwald is just another Assange.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:25:41pm

Note to self: Copyright-squat Fall of the House of Trump.

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fern01  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:27:03pm

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

Karen Handel seems to need a government job to survive. Strange how so many who support “small government” want to be part of that government. He sojourn into the real world didn’t work so well for herself or for the part of the world into which she ventured.

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Myron Falwell  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:30:51pm

re: #266 Skip Intro

Next, on to interview edgy investigative journalist Charles C. Johnson. Only on NBC.

You could smell it coming a mile away.

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Nyet  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:34:25pm

re: #289 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

She means white, and in that sense there is no contradiction whatsoever. ;)

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Stanley Sea  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:39:13pm

These people just sit in the room & convince themselves he’s sane

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:43:44pm

re: #252 Myron Falwell

That’s presuming she ever had a reputation as a journalist to begin with.

As far as I am concerned, Megyn “Santa Claus is white, he just is” Kelly can go fuck herself until the sun explodes.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:43:52pm

re: #310 Stanley Sea

These people just sit in the room & convince themselves he’s sane

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Trump wants the wall to be aesthetically pleasing, so he’ll mount the pretty solar panels on our side—the north side.

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Skip Intro  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:44:21pm

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Charles Johnson  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:47:58pm
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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:49:46pm

Here is the video of Chris Collins kissing Trump butt over his tweeting. It’s freaking pathetic. Tell me he isn’t uncomfortable with all this, yet excuse it away. Sad.

Iframe

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ObserverArt  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:51:11pm

re: #314 Charles Johnson

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He’s got you mixed up with the other Charles Johnson.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:53:02pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

I assumed Twitler didn’t block anyone. I haven’t been blocked, and now I feel like I need to up my game.

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BeachDem  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:54:00pm

re: #312 Decatur Deb

Trump wants the wall to be aesthetically pleasing, so he’ll mount the pretty solar panels on our side—the north side.

But but Rick Santorum said the sun is unreliable because clouds (or something.)

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EPR-radar  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:55:02pm

re: #317 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I assumed Twitler didn’t block anyone. I haven’t been blocked, and now I feel like I need to up my game.

Saying that trump is not as rich as he says he is ought to work. Or you can try the Scottish anti-trump insults

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darthstar  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:56:13pm

re: #314 Charles Johnson

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dangerman  Jun 6, 2017 • 2:59:56pm

re: #53 bratwurst

I still cannot get over this. The man does not know the meaning of the word impropriety.

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Trump is hosting @marcorubio @TomCottonAR for dinner tonight - two members of senate intel who will question Comey in 2 days

allowed because its not on tarmac

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EPR-radar  Jun 6, 2017 • 3:04:04pm

re: #321 dangerman

allowed because its not on tarmac

That’s a good one, but IOKIYAR is the universal answer to all such questions.

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MsJ  Jun 6, 2017 • 3:06:21pm

re: #280 allegro

This was on The Daily Show last night. You will like it.

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Wow. Awesome. Thank you!

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wrenchwench  Jun 6, 2017 • 3:13:52pm

re: #314 Charles Johnson

[So what am I doing wrong? Haven’t I been insulting enough to the bloated orange toad?]

Offensive to bloated orange toads.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 6, 2017 • 3:23:10pm

re: #270 Nyet

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I guess it’s too much to expect her to ever heard of the Tatars?

I’m also thinking of a very racist quote from Patton which would be ironic given Trump’s love for him.


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