The Smell of Desperation Gets Even Stronger, as Trump Rants Again on Twitter

The jaws of justice are closing
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This is becoming a daily event; it’s clear that our so-called president is feeling the jaws closing in as the investigation into his obstruction of justice continues to widen.

First, a string of four rage-tweets with Trump’s trademark random capitalization:

Followed by a pathetic boast about a Rasmussen poll showing him at 50% approval. Rasmussen is well-known as a very right-leaning pollster, but even if we accept this number (when other polls show his approval down around 35%), if half of the country disapproves of your job performance that’s really nothing to brag about.

Vice president Mike Pence has now hired an outside lawyer, Richard Cullen, who was involved in some rather infamous scandals previously — such as Watergate and Iran-Contra. And while it would make sense for anyone to hire a lawyer in a situation like this, it’s pretty clear that Pence has been involved in much more of the corruption than he’s admitting. He has something to hide.

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337 comments

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freetoken  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:36:50pm

This can go on for a long time.

Because the Republicans in Congress still have designs on taxes and spending and Trump is becoming their captive with all his recklessness.

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lawhawk  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:39:47pm

It’s particularly funny that Pence was able to find a lawyer with the kind of credentials needed to address the likely charges and claims to be made against him while Trump had to go back to his regular law firm and find a guy who has no experience in any of the matters likely to come up.

That’s beyond sad. That’s pathetic, mostly because it shows that the legal community knows Trump isn’t good on paying bills, they know him to be an awful client, and that there’s nothing to be gained from representing him.

Think about that - a law firm would make its name by having a lawyer represent high profile cases, let alone the POTUS. None of the big name firms want anything to do with Trump at least as of this date.

Oh, and when Trump’s personal lawyer has to lawyer up himself? That’s never a good sign.

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Kragar  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:41:25pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:43:04pm

No, on the contrary, they fucking LOVE IT, because the more you undercut your own spokespeople and surrogates, the more clear you make our understanding of the dumpster fire that is your Presidency.

I mean imagine if you got to write the lede - “After a day of the President’s spokesmen and surrogates vehemently denying (story du jour), President Trump early this morning tweeted out confirmation of the story.” Indeed, that’s probably the easiest thing to write anymore. They probably just copy-and-paste from last week.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:43:20pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:43:37pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:45:15pm

Can we call it what it is: RHETORIC

Fake News is Propaganda which is RHETORIC.

The purpose of Rhetoric is to persuade —to think, act, vote, purchase a certain way.

In this instance, IIRC it is to perpetuate Chaos.

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Belafon  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:46:43pm

re: #5 Birth Control Works

Folks, this really bothers me

Note entirely surprised someone would try for that. About the only thing it guarantees is that people won’t use their wifi.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:46:53pm

re: #7 Birth Control Works

Can we call it what it is: RHETORIC

Fake News is Propaganda which is RHETORIC.

The purpose of Rhetoric is to persuade —to think, act, vote, purchase a certain way.

In this instance, IIRC it is to perpetuate Chaos.

I believe you’re ascribing considerably more thinking to Trump than he’s actually capable of.

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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:51:51pm

re: #1 freetoken

This can go on for a long time.

I feel like I’m watching orange paint dry, crinkle up, and flake off.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:55:29pm

From the day Trump announced for President, we have declared his doom over and over again. Every time he committed some infraction that would have felled a different candidate, he survived. It certainly appears that there is nothing he can do to lose. his base; and as long as he keeps his base, the GOP will not abandon him.

Hillary was right in her description of his supporters (though not wise to say it publicly). The GOP will not flinch if he fires those who investigate him; they don’t care if he reverses the past 70 years of progress. Hitler didn’t need majority support among the population to seize permanent power — and neither does Trump. He has the GOP.

— Minor edit

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:55:37pm

re: #1 freetoken

This can go on for a long time.

Because the Republicans in Congress still have designs on taxes and spending and Trump is becoming their captive with all his recklessness.

I think Jun 20 will be decisive one way or the other. If Handel wins, the GOP will declare victory, ram ACA repeal and further tax cuts through and hope the dust has settled by 2018. If Ossoff wins, the Republicans might start to take the dump tr*mp strategy seriously.

The irrationality of making such large-scale decisions based on a single special election outcome is duly noted.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:55:45pm

This reminds me of something we used to say when I was a kid…

Holy Moley, Bless my soul-y!
There goes Alice down the Holey…
…Moley, Bless my soul-y!
There goes Alice down the Holey…

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lawhawk  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:56:17pm

re: #10 wrenchwench

Intumescent paint (the stuff that when it burns, it protects the underlying material by crinkling up, expanding, and bubbling.

The alt-left thinks that this (Trump gutting and fileting government ops/functions) will be what’s needed to create their Utopian vision, while the reality is that the entire sociopolitical structure in the US will be heavily damaged and the lasting damage done to the occupants will not be overcome for decades.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:57:56pm

re: #11 Hecuba’s daughter

From the day Trump announced for President, we have declared his doom over and over again. Every time he committed some infraction that would have felled a different candidate, he survived. It certainly appears that there is nothing he can do to lose. his base; and as long as he keeps his base, the GOP will not abandon him.

Hillary was right in her description of his supporters (though not wise to say it publicly). The GOP will not flinch if he fires those who investigate him; they don’t care if he reverses the past 70 years of progress. Hitler didn’t need majority support among the population to seize permanent power — and neither does Trump. He has the GOP,

This is a test - possibly a test to destruction - of our Democracy.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 12:59:36pm

re: #11 Hecuba’s daughter

From the day Trump announced for President, we have declared his doom over and over again. Every time he committed some infraction that would have felled a different candidate, he survived. It certainly appears that there is nothing he can do to lose. his base; and as long as he keeps his base, the GOP will not abandon him.

Hillary was right in her description of his supporters (though not wise to say it publicly). The GOP will not flinch if he fires those who investigate him; they don’t care if he reverses the past 70 years of progress. Hitler didn’t need majority support among the population to seize permanent power — and neither does Trump. He has the GOP,

Support in Congress for an enabling act for a tr*mp dictatorship is probably well over half of the GOP caucus. Even worse, such a dictatorship is undoubtedly more popular than that among GOP voters.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:00:42pm

re: #14 lawhawk

Intumescent paint (the stuff that when it burns, it protects the underlying material by crinkling up, expanding, and bubbling.

The alt-left thinks that this (Trump gutting and fileting government ops/functions) will be what’s needed to create their Utopian vision, while the reality is that the entire sociopolitical structure in the US will be heavily damaged and the lasting damage done to the occupants will not be overcome for decades.

Raze vs raise: to raze something to the ground is quick and easy. To raise something up takes time, money, and effort. After he has razed our institutions to the ground, we may never be able to restore them. Like Humpty Dumpty — after his fall, he could not be reassembled.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:00:58pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:00:59pm

As we know from the Dubya years, low approval ratings can mean that his supporters are pissed, but many are pissed because he’s not being the dictator that they hoped he’d be.

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Belafon  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:01:33pm

re: #11 Hecuba’s daughter

From the day Trump announced for President, we have declared his doom over and over again. Every time he committed some infraction that would have felled a different candidate, he survived. It certainly appears that there is nothing he can do to lose. his base; and as long as he keeps his base, the GOP will not abandon him.

Hillary was right in her description of his supporters (though not wise to say it publicly). The GOP will not flinch if he fires those who investigate him; they don’t care if he reverses the past 70 years of progress. Hitler didn’t need majority support among the population to seize permanent power — and neither does Trump. He has the GOP,

He didn’t need majority support, but he also needed many people to be otherwise complacent. How this turns out is how we let it turn out. I doubt Hitler had someone investigating him.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:01:53pm

re: #19 Targetpractice

As we know from the Dubya years, low approval ratings can mean that his supporters are pissed, but many are pissed because he’s not being the dictator that they hoped he’d be.

This is what a lot of them meant when they said we need a businessman for President.

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KingKenrod  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:02:27pm

re: #5 Birth Control Works

Folks, this really bothers me

Maybe the real strategy here is that non-Amazon stores (like B&N and Best Buy) won’t be able to do the same thing (block Amazon) without possibly infringing on Amazon’s patent. So this is a way for Amazon to force other retailers not to block (something I guess I’ve always assumed in store wifi did, but I don’t use it).

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:02:50pm

Well fuck.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:03:00pm

re: #18 FormerDirtDart

This is what it looks like when an entire political party decides the only people they have to answer to are a few hundred billionaires, some of who are tax cuts uber alles sociopaths.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:03:19pm

re: #4 Blind Frog Belly White

No, on the contrary, they fucking LOVE IT, because the more you undercut your own spokespeople and surrogates, the more clear you make our understanding of the dumpster fire that is your Presidency.

I mean imagine if you got to write the lede - “After a day of the President’s spokesmen and surrogates vehemently denying (story du jour), President Trump early this morning tweeted out confirmation of the story.” Indeed, that’s probably the easiest thing to write anymore. They probably just copy-and-paste from last week.

my very powerful social media”

Sigh.

Remember when America had a real president?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:03:50pm

Once again, on the railroad tracks near my office, Union Pacific is assembling a small freight train.

Once again, the building shakes repeatedly. I mean I can see the window wobbling! Cripes!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:04:47pm

re: #25 Sir John Barron

my very powerful social media”

Sigh.

Remember when America had a real president?

It’s getting harder to remember. What they say about the crazy becoming normal really, really quickly turns out to be very true.

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Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:04:56pm

As I noted last night, for a guy who supposedly is innocent and was “exonerated” last week, Trump certainly seems to be shaking and shivering a lot over Mueller’s investigation.

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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:05:40pm

re: #14 lawhawk

Intumescent paint (the stuff that when it burns, it protects the underlying material by crinkling up, expanding, and bubbling.

The alt-left thinks that this (Trump gutting and fileting government ops/functions) will be what’s needed to create their Utopian vision, while the reality is that the entire sociopolitical structure in the US will be heavily damaged and the lasting damage done to the occupants will not be overcome for decades.

In March, 2016, my brother was visiting from Berlin, and we went to the local Bernie headquarters, because my bro was a bro. The woman staffing the place, when asked ‘What if he helps Hillary lose?’ said, ‘We need a bloody revolution in this country. It would happen sooner, in that case.’ I hope she sees the error in her thinking, but I don’t count on it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:06:00pm

re: #28 Targetpractice

As I noted last night, for a guy who supposedly is innocent and was “exonerated” last week, Trump certainly seems to be shaking and shivering a lot over Mueller’s investigation.

Palpable flop sweat.

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ObserverArt  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:06:26pm

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

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Well fuck.

Depressing. With Sessions in at Justice, the whole police problem is going to go backwards. And the pressure will build.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:06:46pm

re: #28 Targetpractice

As I noted last night, for a guy who supposedly is innocent and was “exonerated” last week, Trump certainly seems to be shaking and shivering a lot over Mueller’s investigation.

Minimally, tr*mp is as guilty as hell of money laundering for shady Russian entities, most likely their organized crime.

Any competent job of following the money is going to prove that.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:08:15pm

re: #32 EPR-radar

Minimally, tr*mp is as guilty as hell of money laundering for shady Russian entities, most likely their organized crime.

Any competent job of following the money is going to prove that.

And that’s most likely Trump’s greatest fear.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:08:37pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:08:57pm

re: #28 Targetpractice

As I noted last night, for a guy who supposedly is innocent and was “exonerated” last week, Trump certainly seems to be shaking and shivering a lot over Mueller’s investigation.

This is standard Trump response. He’s not worried — it’s always worked for him in the past. I suspect he is positively enjoying this. You cannot believe any of those WH leaks that claim he is angry or upset. Didn’t they admit in the past that they enjoy lying to reporters to lead them astray?

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Dave In Austin  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:09:52pm

Here’s one that needs reporting.

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Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:11:51pm

re: #35 Hecuba’s daughter

This is standard Trump response. He’s not worried — it’s always worked for him in the past. I suspect he is positively enjoying this. You cannot believe any of those WH leaks that claim he is angry or upset. Didn’t they admit in the past that they enjoy lying to reporters to lead them astray?

That’s a level of deviousness for which there is no real evidence to support. I find it exceedingly difficult to believe that Trump is some sort of criminal mastermind that’s capable of misleading the public by making a lot of noise when he knows he’s in no real trouble.

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ObserverArt  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:15:57pm

re: #29 wrenchwench

In March, 2016, my brother was visiting from Berlin, and we went to the local Bernie headquarters, because my bro was a bro. The woman staffing the place, when asked ‘What if he helps Hillary lose?’ said, ‘We need a bloody revolution in this country. It would happen sooner, in that case.’ I hope she sees the error in her thinking, but I don’t count on it.

re: #25 Sir John Barron

my very powerful social media”

Sigh.

Remember when America had a real president?

Wrench, after reading your comment I thought of Sir John’s and it created a strange juxtaposition.

It seems the typical in-deep Bernie supporter would answer Sir John’s query with something like “we haven’t had a real president since maybe Roosevelt, and we won’t until we elect Bernie.”

I have heard several Bernie supporters say we haven’t had any good presidents, at least in their lives.

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lawhawk  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:16:24pm

re: #32 EPR-radar

Minimally, tr*mp is as guilty as hell of money laundering for shady Russian entities, most likely their organized crime.

Any competent job of following the money is going to prove that.

Forensic accounting a very difficult area, and it’s part of the reason there’s so few criminal prosecutions that end in convictions along those lines (like the fallout from the market crash in 2007-2009. Being able to prove wrongdoing is tedious work, made harder knowing that Trump’s got shell corps and pass throughs up the wazoo, (a legal term of art).

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:16:33pm

re: #37 Targetpractice

That’s a level of deviousness for which there is no real evidence to support. I find it exceedingly difficult to believe that Trump is some sort of criminal mastermind that’s capable of misleading the public by making a lot of noise when he knows he’s in no real trouble.

It’s not that there is no “real” trouble. He knows that he has been involved in illegal activities; that he has probably been laundering money for the Russian mob. It’s just that he believes he is above the law and that he can squelch any investigation if need be.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:17:24pm
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Belafon  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:17:42pm

re: #35 Hecuba’s daughter

This is standard Trump response. He’s not worried — it’s always worked for him in the past. I suspect he is positively enjoying this. You cannot believe any of those WH leaks that claim he is angry or upset. Didn’t they admit in the past that they enjoy lying to reporters to lead them astray?

Trump has never really been held accountable, not since military school. It’s either his way or you don’t get any money, and you may not get it anyway. He’s used to being the big man and if being the big man alone doesn’t work, he’s used to being able to yell to get his way. This is new for him, having people that aren’t actually scared of him, people who could actually do damage to him.

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ObserverArt  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:17:46pm

re: #32 EPR-radar

Minimally, tr*mp is as guilty as hell of money laundering for shady Russian entities, most likely their organized crime.

Any competent job of following the money is going to prove that.

And Mueller seems to be packing his staff with competent lawyers that have experience in those very types of financial matters. I think that shows where they may be going.

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Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:18:29pm

re: #40 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s not that there is no “real” trouble. He knows that he has been involved in illegal activities; that he has probably been laundering money for the Russian mob. It’s just that he believes he is above the law and that he can squelch any investigation if need be.

And it’s that belief that’s presently landed him in this situation. Much like Nixon, he thinks the powers of his office to be effectively limitless and his paid goons capable of making any legal challenges to his actions go away. It’s what is making firing Mueller look appealing right now, this assumption that he’s got the public in his corner and so can take action without fear of reprisal. But it was that assumption that led to Mueller’s appointment in the first place.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:19:08pm

Oh God. Conservatives breaking out in celebration all over Facebook and Twitter over the acquittal of the police officer who killed Philando Castile.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:20:12pm

re: #39 lawhawk

Forensic accounting a very difficult area, and it’s part of the reason there’s so few criminal prosecutions that end in convictions along those lines (like the fallout from the market crash in 2007-2009. Being able to prove wrongdoing is tedious work, made harder knowing that Trump’s got shell corps and pass throughs up the wazoo, (a legal term of art).

There was a report on the radio over 12 years ago about a large accounting firm (not Arthur Anderson) that had developed a complex strategy for unlawfully evading taxes where the accountant had assured their client that there was no way the IRS could ever figure it out.

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MsJ  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:20:31pm

re: #2 lawhawk

It’s particularly funny that Pence was able to find a lawyer with the kind of credentials needed to address the likely charges and claims to be made against him while Trump had to go back to his regular law firm and find a guy who has no experience in any of the matters likely to come up.

That’s beyond sad. That’s pathetic, mostly because it shows that the legal community knows Trump isn’t good on paying bills, they know him to be an awful client, and that there’s nothing to be gained from representing him.

Think about that - a law firm would make its name by having a lawyer represent high profile cases, let alone the POTUS. None of the big name firms want anything to do with Trump at least as of this date.

Oh, and when Trump’s personal lawyer has to lawyer up himself? That’s never a good sign.

Personally, I think it’s kinda awesome. #LockHimUp :-)

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Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:21:06pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s US/Cuban policy in a nutshell: A handful of families who think if they hold out long enough, they’re gonna get back everything they lost in the Revolution and actually sue the new gov’t for lost revenue.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:23:10pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:24:03pm

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

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Well fuck.

SSDD

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darthstar  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:25:14pm

re: #23 Ace-o-aces

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Well fuck.

So that means the guy’s not dead anymore, right?

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lizardofid  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:27:06pm

re: #48 Targetpractice

That’s US/Cuban policy in a nutshell: A handful of families who think if they hold out long enough, they’re gonna get back everything they lost in the Revolution and actually sue the new gov’t for lost revenue.

“At the Copa, CopGambino, the hottest spot south of Key Largo!

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:27:12pm

re: #27 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s getting harder to remember. What they say about the crazy becoming normal really, really quickly turns out to be very true.

I can’t recall the taste of strawberries.

LOTR The Return of the King - “I Can’t Carry It For You… But I Can Carry You”

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Kragar  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:28:16pm
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Sir John Barron  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:29:48pm

re: #54 Kragar

“Improve your human rights record or else we’ll create an economic embargo against you.”

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Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:30:41pm

re: #54 Kragar

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Cuban response: “You first.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:31:08pm

re: #54 Kragar

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…and the Philippines…

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ajcharnc  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:31:09pm

All you have to do is look at the details of polls to see the only group who still loves The Orange One is the Republican base. They’re slightly less enthusiastic than 6 months ago.

All the headlines have barely penetrated their reality bubble. As long as the base loves him the Rethugs in Congress will continue to smile and support him, hoping to pass some shit bills. They’d dump him in a heartbeat except they’d get a primary opponent.

Its going to take some time for the investigation to really pick up steam but its already producing damage. They’ll not be ready to charge people close to Trump for months.

I’m hoping for a steady dribble of information from the panicked Trumpers being interrogated for the next year. (Go ahead, leak grand jury testimony!) and then a few choice indictments next June or so when its too late for the Rethugs to recover.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:31:35pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

…and the Philippines…

…and Turkey…

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Belafon  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:32:20pm

re: #45 DodgerFan1988

Oh God. Conservatives breaking out in celebration all over Facebook and Twitter over the acquittal of the police officer who killed Philando Castile.

So, they think it’s OK, even if you tell a cop that you have a gun, for the cop to kill you in your car if he’s afraid?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:33:12pm

re: #49 Stanley Sea

I have been driving for 43 years. I speed. Constantly. In all that time, I’ve been stopped by cops 4 times.

How the fuck do people justify this?

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Belafon  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:33:12pm

re: #58 ajcharnc

All you have to do is look at the details of polls to see the only group who still loves The Orange One is the Republican base. They’re slightly less enthusiastic than 6 months ago.

All the headlines have barely penetrated their reality bubble. As long as the base loves him the Rethugs in Congress will continue to smile and support him, hoping to pass some shit bills. They’d dump him in a heartbeat except they’d get a primary opponent.

Its going to take some time for the investigation to really pick up steam but its already producing damage. They’ll not be ready to charge people close to Trump for months.

I’m hoping for a steady dribble of information from the panicked Trumpers being interrogated for the next year. (Go ahead, leak grand jury testimony!) and then a few choice indictments next June or so when its too late for the Rethugs to recover.

As someone pointed out the other day, “Republicans” may still like him, but the number of people self-identifying as Republican is going down.

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Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:35:51pm

re: #62 Belafon

As someone pointed out the other day, “Republicans” may still like him, but the number of people self-identifying as Republican is going down.

Trump’s accomplished in six months what it took Dubya six years to do: He’s made himself absolutely toxic to his own party. The ranks of “Independents” will swell in time for the midterms, where the “serious” pundits will start talking again about how the DNC needs to moderate itself if it wants to win the “indie vote.”

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:36:21pm

re: #62 Belafon

As someone pointed out the other day, “Republicans” may still like him, but the number of people self-identifying as Republican is going down.

Republicans have such confidence in their brand. Every time the Republicans fuck something up big-league, the number of ‘republicans’ goes down and the number of ‘independents’ goes up.

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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:38:20pm

re: #61 Blind Frog Belly White

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I have been driving for 43 years. I speed. Constantly. In all that time, I’ve been stopped by cops 4 times.

How the fuck do people justify this?

They don’t have to. As this case shows.

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stpaulbear  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:39:19pm

re: #45 DodgerFan1988

Oh God. Conservatives breaking out in celebration all over Facebook and Twitter over the acquittal of the police officer who killed Philando Castile.

That verdict is not going to go over well in the Twin Cities this weekend. It’s hot and muggy up here and things might turn ugly.

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lawhawk  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:40:52pm

re: #61 Blind Frog Belly White

Driving while black. Doesn’t happen to them so they don’t care. They don’t care or realize how this creates a cycle of violence, misery, despair, etc.

Each stop means lost time, wages, opportunities. Each stop is another strike and potential deadly incident. Each stop is a ticking time bomb. Each stop is another cost for the driver.

And it sucks the literal life out of the minority community (as we see in places like the Greater STL region, where the State AG reports repeatedly show minorities are pulled over disproportionately, and treated as a piggy bank for local criminal justice/law/towns on top of the fines/costs they already occur).

It’s systemic and it’s not changing because most people don’t experience it.

They shouldn’t have to to know that it’s absolutely wrong and a gross injustice.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:42:13pm

even before the inauguration, he was whining about witch hunts:

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TedStriker  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:44:18pm

re: #61 Blind Frog Belly White

I have been driving for 43 years. I speed. Constantly. In all that time, I’ve been stopped by cops 4 times.

How the fuck do people justify this?

Because they’re fucking racist bigots?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:45:14pm

*snerk*

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Dave In Austin  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:45:33pm

re: #69 TedStriker

I think a saw yesterday that this was not unexpected. I hope there is a civil follow-up that takes them to the bank.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:45:42pm

re: #67 lawhawk

Driving while black. Doesn’t happen to them so they don’t care. They don’t care or realize how this creates a cycle of violence, misery, despair, etc.

Each stop means lost time, wages, opportunities. Each stop is another strike and potential deadly incident. Each stop is a ticking time bomb. Each stop is another cost for the driver.

And it sucks the literal life out of the minority community (as we see in places like the Greater STL region, where the State AG reports repeatedly show minorities are pulled over disproportionately, and treated as a piggy bank for local criminal justice/law/towns on top of the fines/costs they already occur).

It’s systemic and it’s not changing because most people don’t experience it.

They shouldn’t have to to know that it’s absolutely wrong and a gross injustice.

I saw a post on Facebook when Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, a black Republican, spoke on the Senate floor about being stopped repeatedly for no cause - “Just checking your registration”, or “Your car resembles one we’re looking for” - the usual bullshit.

I BRIEFLY thought this might have an impact on wingnuts’ thinking - Republican, Senator from a Deep South state, Conservative. That illusion was shattered when I read one of the first comments on the post. It said, no, he wasn’t being ‘targeted’, he was being ‘profiled’, because blacks are so often criminals.

I confess to being rendered speechless for about 20 seconds, which is an eternity for me.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:49:41pm

Boogered that up.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:49:51pm

re: #72 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw a post on Facebook when Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, a black Republican, spoke on the Senate floor about being stopped repeatedly for no cause - “Just checking your registration”, or “Your car resembles one we’re looking for” - the usual bullshit.

I BRIEFLY thought this might have an impact on wingnuts’ thinking - Republican, Senator from a Deep South state, Conservative. That illusion was shattered when I read one of the first comments on the post. It said, no, he wasn’t being ‘targeted’, he was being ‘profiled’, because blacks are so often criminals.

I confess to being rendered speechless for about 20 seconds, which is an eternity for me.

Tim Scott is capable of recognizing that bit of reality, most likely because he is personally affected by it. Good for him. Every instance of a Republican recognizing reality is grounds for a celebration, no matter how minor or self-serving it may be.

However, Tim Scott is a black Republican, so there must be many other aspects of reality he is blind to.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:50:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:50:25pm

Trump said, “Luis buried his grief in his great love of music. He began playing the violin so brilliantly and so beautifully. Soon the regime saw his incredible gift and wanted to use him for propaganda purposes. When he was 12, they organized a national television special and demanded he play a solo for Raul Castro — who by the way is leaving now. I wonder why.”

Raul Castro isn’t leaving for the reason why Trump thinks he is going.
Castro announced in February 2013 that he would be retiring at the end of his second term at age 86. Trump tried to sell Castro’s leaving as a “win” for him, but the decision to retire was announced four years before Trump took office, so Trump had nothing to do with Castro’s decision to leave.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:51:10pm

re: #74 EPR-radar

Tim Scott is capable of recognizing that bit of reality, most likely because he is personally affected by it. Good for him. Every instance of a Republican recognizing reality is grounds for a celebration, no matter how minor or self-serving it may be.

However, Tim Scott is a black Republican, so there must be many other aspects of reality he is blind to.

Republican = only able to understand if it directly affects him. Clearly the phenomenon cuts across races and genders.

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ObserverArt  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:53:25pm

re: #67 lawhawk

Driving while black. Doesn’t happen to them so they don’t care. They don’t care or realize how this creates a cycle of violence, misery, despair, etc.

Each stop means lost time, wages, opportunities. Each stop is another strike and potential deadly incident. Each stop is a ticking time bomb. Each stop is another cost for the driver.

And it sucks the literal life out of the minority community (as we see in places like the Greater STL region, where the State AG reports repeatedly show minorities are pulled over disproportionately, and treated as a piggy bank for local criminal justice/law/towns on top of the fines/costs they already occur).

It’s systemic and it’s not changing because most people don’t experience it.

They shouldn’t have to to know that it’s absolutely wrong and a gross injustice.

How the hell would they know? Most of the media these same people watch, listen and read doesn’t cover or denies bad policing. And if it is mentioned it is so slanted toward police can do no wrong and there all millions of bad hombres the details are never seen.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:53:48pm

re: #77 Blind Frog Belly White

Republican = only able to understand if it directly affects him. Clearly the phenomenon cuts across races and genders.

Clarence Thomas is a good example of this, where his (correct) deviation from RWNJ orthodoxy on the free speech rights of Kluxxers to burn crosses is personally motivated.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:53:51pm

OK, the ammosxuals are going to have a conniption fit about this.
Could have sworn the Alexandria shooter was reported to have been using an M4 carbine clone.
FBI reporting an SKS (which is a “carbine”) and a 9mm handgun
images if FBI notice not the weapons used

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:54:01pm

re: #61 Blind Frog Belly White

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I have been driving for 43 years. I speed. Constantly. In all that time, I’ve been stopped by cops 4 times.

How the fuck do people justify this?

I posted a rather alarming Page on this a while back,
Body Cams Reveal U.S. Police Use Less Respectful Language With Black Drivers littlegreenfootballs.com

This crap is waay deep in our culture.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:55:03pm

re: #81 Unshaken Defiance

I posted a rather alarming Page on this a while back,
Body Cams Reveal U.S. Police Use Less Respectful Language With Black Drivers littlegreenfootballs.com

This crap is waay deep in our culture.

But, you know, racism was all but dead before Obama.
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:57:30pm

re: #61 Blind Frog Belly White

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I have been driving for 43 years. I speed. Constantly. In all that time, I’ve been stopped by cops 4 times.

How the fuck do people justify this?

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sagehen  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:58:01pm

re: #70 Backwoods_Sleuth

*snerk*

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He’s mistaken. It is, in fact, pretty damn funny.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:58:27pm

re: #80 FormerDirtDart

OK, the ammosxuals are going to have a conniption fit about this.
Could have sworn the Alexandria shooter was reported to have been using an M4 carbine clone.
FBI reporting an SKS (which is a “carbine”) and a 9mm handgun
images if FBI notice not the weapons used

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They said the day of the shooting that they recovered 7.62 casing at the scene. Hello????

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:59:12pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

But, you know, racism was all but dead before Obama.
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Speaking of which, the other day I was looking for a quote of something Ta-Nehisi Coates had written in ‘Between The World And Me’, and in googling stumbled across someone’s ‘review’ of his book. The gist of it was “How dare Coates claim there’s racism in America when he went to a good college and has a high-profile job with a prestigious publication?”

It was an astonishing piece of horseshit.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 16, 2017 • 1:59:43pm

re: #60 Belafon

So, they think it’s OK, even if you tell a cop that you have a gun, for the cop to kill you in your car if he’s afraid?

Lots of the places that have carry permits require disclosure upon any interaction with L.E. for obvious safety reasons. It’s terribly dangerous for minorities to carry even legal and legit.

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makeitstop  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:00:05pm

I largely ignored the world today and put my head down and tried getting some work done. I got a phone call from a friend and Jacob Collier’s name came up.

I ended up going down the rabbit hole with his #IHarmU videos, and now my mind is blown all over again. The level this kid operates at is nearly inconceivable to me, but I still enjoy the hell out of it.

Jacob Collier’s #IHarmU Vol. 3

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sagehen  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:01:17pm

re: #72 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw a post on Facebook when Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, a black Republican, spoke on the Senate floor about being stopped repeatedly for no cause - “Just checking your registration”, or “Your car resembles one we’re looking for” - the usual bullshit.

I BRIEFLY thought this might have an impact on wingnuts’ thinking - Republican, Senator from a Deep South state, Conservative. That illusion was shattered when I read one of the first comments on the post. It said, no, he wasn’t being ‘targeted’, he was being ‘profiled’, because blacks are so often criminals.

I confess to being rendered speechless for about 20 seconds, which is an eternity for me.

Or getting stopped and searched on his way INTO. THE. SENATE.

There’s only 100 senators altogether. He’s the only black one. Once he’d been there a couple of years, passing by the same guards at the door EVERY TIME, you’d think they’d remember what he looks like.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:02:27pm

re: #64 EPR-radar

Republicans have such confidence in their brand. Every time the Republicans fuck something up big-league, the number of ‘republicans’ goes down and the number of ‘independents’ goes up.

Given the Bernie bro internecine fights the Dems sure don’t look like a good affiliation for most indy voters. Which is a damn shame.

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Jack Burton  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:03:55pm

re: #67 lawhawk

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:08:47pm

re: #9 Blind Frog Belly White

I believe you’re ascribing considerably more thinking to Trump than he’s actually capable of.

GRIFTERS GAME is to persuade

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:09:21pm

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:12:31pm

re: #61 Blind Frog Belly White

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I have been driving for 43 years. I speed. Constantly. In all that time, I’ve been stopped by cops 4 times.

How the fuck do people justify this?

Matt Taibbi (rolling stone) has somethings to say about Stop & Frisk in NYC.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:14:58pm

bbl

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:15:25pm

re: #93 Birth Control Works

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BTW—I forgot to use the bicubic whatever when reducing this to LGF size. -Man, it does show.

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jaunte  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:16:52pm

America: The Shooting City On A Hill

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:29:54pm

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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:31:16pm
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Stanley Sea  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:41:52pm
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jaunte  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:42:17pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:42:51pm

Expect Trump to tweet tonight, “What makes anyone think Mike Pence would be any better than me? Stick with the original recipe and stay the course!”

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:43:55pm

re: #101 jaunte

“Why do people keep making me assault them? They are being very uncivil!”

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:45:48pm

WTH?
Isn’t this like the third Legionnaires outbreak in the last month or so?

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BlueSpotinAL  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:47:33pm

re: #94 Birth Control Works

Matt Taibbi (rolling stone) has somethings to say about Stop & Frisk in NYC.

James Blake was tackled in a case of mistaken identity, then undercover officer tried to act as if never happened.

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Jack Burton  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:48:06pm

re: #102 De Kolta Chair

Expect Trump to tweet tonight, “What makes anyone think Mike Pence would be any better than me? Stay the course!”

I got yous all by teh bawls! Why do you think I picked that clown? JOB SECURITY!

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Jay C  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:48:12pm

re: #89 sagehen

Or getting stopped and searched on his way INTO. THE. SENATE.

There’s only 100 senators altogether. He’s the only black one. Once he’d been there a couple of years, passing by the same guards at the door EVERY TIME, you’d think they’d remember what he looks like.

Nope. One of three (Cory Booker D-NJ is one, Kamala Harris (D-CA) is the other).

EDIT: Sen. Harris, while definitely a POC, is only half-“black”: her mother is Tamil Indian

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Jay C  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:49:47pm

re: #104 FormerDirtDart

WTH?
Isn’t this like the third Legionnaires outbreak in the last month or so?

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Damn. That’s MY neighborhood!

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Jack Burton  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:50:10pm

re: #106 Jack Burton

I got yous all by teh bawls! Why do you think I picked that clown? JOB SECURITY!

…5 minutes later:

I never said that. FAKENEWS!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:54:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:56:17pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:58:18pm

re: #106 Jack Burton

ORIGINAL RECIPE!!!

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Stanley Sea  Jun 16, 2017 • 2:59:15pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:02:19pm

re: #113 Stanley Sea

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Shameless. Absolutely shameless.

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Targetpractice  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:03:04pm

re: #110 Backwoods_Sleuth

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At this point, I’m not sure what it will take. So long as the “reasonable” standard exists, that a cop can just say “I felt threatened” and be assured that one juror will not vote to convict, and they can get away with practically anything. Throw in defense-acutors who will either let cops walk or convene grand juries where they spend the entire time attacking the victim and it’s a miracle when we actually make it to the jury deliberations.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:03:06pm

re: #113 Stanley Sea

Are you mad? Why would Mitch want to be around diseased people?!!1!!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:04:07pm

re: #110 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Not that I know anyone who’s likely to ask me, but in this situation I would be hard pressed to answer the question, “Why NOT riot?”

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:06:49pm

re: #75 Ace-o-aces

I seem to have hit a nerve;

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:07:09pm

re: #89 sagehen

Do you think that Steve Scalise will change his mind about gay marriage when it turned out that one of the cops in his security detail that helped shoot the terrorist is a lesbian and married?

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:08:03pm

The pond scum over at Breitbart are cheering Jeronimo Yanez’s acquittal of manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile. They’re the bottom of the barrel.

breitbart.com

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:08:49pm

OT, but with the seventh season of Game of Thrones premiering in thirty days, my all-time favorite Chuck Berry song has never been more relevant

Chuck Berry - Thirty Days

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Stanley Sea  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:11:07pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:12:32pm

re: #120 DodgerFan1988

The pond scum over at Breitbart are cheering Jeronimo Yanez’s acquittal of manslaughter in the shooting death of Philando Castile. They’re the bottom of the barrel.

breitbart.com

Aren’t these the same yahoos who think the 2nd Amendment exists so they can shoot cops and soldiers if they decide the government is too ‘tyrannical’? And Castile did it right, according to them - legally acquired, legally carried firearm, told the officer immediately that he was carrying, shot to death anyway.

But, you know, Armed While Black.

What could be more tyrannical than a government that can kill people of one race with impunity?

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:12:38pm

A US Navy Captain and most of a bridge crew just flushed their careers down the toilet.

Three compartments aboard the guided-missile destroyer are flooded, according to a Pentagon official.

“There is no danger of the ship sinking,” one official told Fox News.

There are plans to tow the US warship back to Yokosuka, Japan
home to a US Navy base.

The full extent of the damage is still being determined. The extent of personnel injuries is also being determined. The incident will be investigated.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:15:11pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:15:56pm

Not mine, but sure worth promoting

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:16:33pm

re: #123 Blind Frog Belly White

Aren’t these the same yahoos who think the 2nd Amendment exists so they can shoot cops and soldiers if they decide the government is too ‘tyrannical’? And Castile did it right, according to them - legally acquired, legally carried firearm, told the officer immediately that he was carrying, shot to death anyway.

But, you know, Armed While Black.

What could be more tyrannical than a government that can kill people of one race with impunity?

sovereign citizens

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:16:50pm

re: #122 Stanley Sea

I hear Trump’s lawyer’s lawyer’s lawyer’s lawyer has hired a lawyer.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:17:10pm

re: #128 De Kolta Chair

I hear Trump’s lawyer’s lawyer’s lawyer’s lawyer has hired a lawyer.

Lawyerception.

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I cannot.  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:19:45pm

re: #122 Stanley Sea

Well, Trump IS creating many new jobs like he said…at least for lawyers.

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Interesting Times  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:20:14pm

:(

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:20:15pm

re: #129 Eclectic Cyborg

Lawyerception.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:20:55pm

This is good news, especially considering how the initial reports understated how badly Rep. Scalise was wounded.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:21:56pm

re: #131 Interesting Times

:(

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She’s right. Pictures and video, without the will to act, are useless.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:22:03pm

It’s like that Simpson’s scene where Sideshow Bob keeps stepping on the rakes.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:23:17pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:23:34pm

re: #124 goddamnedfrank

A US Navy Captain and most of a bridge crew just flushed their careers down the toilet.

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Stated exactly the way Mr. w, 11 year Navy vet, would have done.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:25:23pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:27:03pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:27:21pm

YouTube

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:31:08pm

2018 Item Trend of the Year: Boyfriend Rings

As Le Vian experienced more demand for men’s fashion bands and signet rings, it seemed only natural to offer similar styles for all sexes. With Boyfriend Rings, the stylish designs for men are available in a variety of sizes to fit anyone’s finger.

For more information on these trends and product availability, visit levian.com, and see a recording of the show here.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:33:56pm

re: #140 Blind Frog Belly White

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:35:19pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:35:36pm

re: #131 Interesting Times

:(

[Don’t be fooled into believing a camera will bring justice. They turned lynchings into photo ops & postcards]

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:35:48pm

re: #135 goddamnedfrank

It’s like that Simpson’s scene where Sideshow Bob keeps stepping on the rakes.

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There can only be one Darren. No, make that two Darrens. Two goddamn Darrens is the limit. Three Darrens enter, two Darrens leave. Them’s the rules.

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MsJ  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:36:38pm

re: #118 Ace-o-aces

Dude. You’re firing on all cylinders there. Good job.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:38:11pm

Did you see today’s kitty?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:38:12pm

re: #143 Birth Control Works

The Kraken vs Dolphin

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Beat them to at pulpo, you might say….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:38:59pm

Watching Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980) on IFC.

omg…they are so young (and so was I back then…)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:39:00pm

re: #147 Birth Control Works

Did you see today’s kitty?

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Tiger, tiger, burning bright,
In the forest of the AWWWWWWW!!!!!!

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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:41:30pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:43:52pm

re: #150 Blind Frog Belly White

Tiger, tiger, burning bright,
In the forest of the AWWWWWWW!!!!!!

actually, it’s tyger

Tyger, tyger burning bright.

Why? It used to be spelled that way.

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Jack Burton  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:44:05pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

Watching Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980) on IFC.

omg…they are so young (and so was I back then…)

Hey Bendecko how you doing…

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:44:14pm

re: #146 MsJ

Dude. You’re firing on all cylinders there. Good job.

‘Tis a joy to behold

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:44:19pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

Watching Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980) on IFC.

omg…they are so young (and so was I back then…)

Matches? ain’t got no matches, man.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:45:40pm

re: #152 Birth Control Works

actually, it’s tyger

Tyger, tyger burning bright.

Why? It used to be spelled that way.

Byte me.
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:46:14pm

re: #152 Birth Control Works

actually, it’s tyger

Tyger, tyger burning bright.

Why? It used to be spelled that way.

BTW, shouldn’t that be ‘spelt’?

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:47:29pm

re: #157 Blind Frog Belly White

BTW, shouldn’t that be ‘spelt’?

*ggt smiles*

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:47:55pm

re: #152 Birth Control Works

Tiger, tyger, schmiger, hiya I’m Tigger!
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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:51:41pm

Ouch.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:53:56pm

And another spammer from India bites the dust.

Again I’m considering just preventing all IP addresses in India from registering LGF accounts. They’re always spammers.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:54:13pm

re: #160 wrenchwench

Ouch.

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A little Bondo and some marine enamel, and you’re good to go.

(Just gave birth to a 5mm kidney stone. We’re going to name him “Pence”.)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:54:17pm

re: #101 jaunte

Greg Gianforte calls for greater civility in politics apnews.com … via @mattvolz

My 1st thought was that that was “good”, then…

“I think you can never erase history,” Gianforte said. “I can’t erase it, but I did do everything in my power once the event was over to take responsibility.”

Damn it. He’s revising history as he says he can’t erase it. He did not take responsibility when the “event” (attack) was over. His first response was to lie about what happened.

Jim Newell documents what really happened (Salon)

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:56:59pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:57:11pm

re: #159 De Kolta Chair

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I love this one!

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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:57:51pm

re: #162 Decatur Deb

A little Bondo and some marine enamel, and you’re good to go.

(Just gave birth to a 5mm kidney stone. We’re going to name him “Pence”.)

Does it stop hurting right away? Or will you be needing some Bondo, too?

{{{DD}}}

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Charles Johnson  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:58:45pm

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:59:16pm

re: #129 Eclectic Cyborg

Lawyerception.

Infinite lawyercursion.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:59:41pm

re: #157 Blind Frog Belly White

BTW, shouldn’t that be ‘spelt’?

except that spelt is more commonly known as a grain…for those paying attention…

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 3:59:51pm
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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:00:28pm

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

except that spelt is more commonly known as a grain…for those paying attention…

ah, how language changes

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:01:04pm

re: #166 wrenchwench

Does it stop hurting right away? Or will you be needing some Bondo, too?

{{{DD}}}

This one has been very polite so far. Exactly enough pain to drive me to the dic doc.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:01:47pm

re: #162 Decatur Deb

A little Bondo and some marine enamel, and you’re good to go.

(Just gave birth to a 5mm kidney stone. We’re going to name him “Pence”.)

hope you smacked him silly…

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:02:49pm

VOCABULARY WORD OF THE DAY:

gyre (n.)

1-1560s, “a circular motion,” from Latin gyrus “circle, circular course, round, ring,” from Greek gyros “a circle, ring,” related to gyrós “rounded,” perhaps from PIE root *geu- “to bend, curve” (source also of Armenian kor “crooked,” Lithuanian gurnas “hip, ankle, bone,” Norwegian kaure “a curly lock of hair”). The noun is attested in Middle English only in reference to ship’s tackle (early 15c.).

2-at link

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:05:09pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:05:51pm

re: #165 Birth Control Works

Thanks. I love Bob Dylan’s use of Blake’s poem in his ode to John Lennon, “Roll on, John”

Tyger, tyger burning bright
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
In the forests of the night
Cover ‘em over and let him sleep

Shine your light
Movin’ on
You burned so bright
Roll on, John

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:08:09pm

AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

(gasp)

AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:09:03pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:09:14pm

re: #162 Decatur Deb

A little Bondo and some marine enamel, and you’re good to go.

(Just gave birth to a 5mm kidney stone. We’re going to name him “Pence”.)

“That’ll buff right out!”

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:10:00pm

re: #177 Blind Frog Belly White

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AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

(gasp)

AAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

I think they built that ski jump wrong.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:11:47pm

re: #169 Backwoods_Sleuth

except that spelt is more commonly known as a grain…for those paying attention…

Probably the ‘Superfood’ of some collapsed civilization or other, like KEEEEEEN-waaaaaah.

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sagehen  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:12:45pm

re: #107 Jay C

Nope. One of three (Cory Booker D-NJ is one, Kamala Harris (D-CA) is the other).

EDIT: Sen. Harris, while definitely a POC, is only half-“black”: her mother is Tamil Indian

I plead half-wrong; the Tim Scott comments were made before Kamala Harris was there. Cory Booker I should have remembered.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:13:21pm

This is Feral Girl. If birds fly to low, she catches them in mid-air. The thing is that she is not a “bird dog” with a soft mouth. She actually kills them.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:16:04pm

re: #124 goddamnedfrank

A US Navy Captain and most of a bridge crew just flushed their careers down the toilet.

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retired cynic  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:16:04pm

re: #163 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

My 1st thought was that that was “good”, then…

Damn it. He’s revising history as he says he can’t erase it. He did not take responsibility when the “event” (attack) was over. His first response was to lie about what happened.

Jim Newell documents what really happened (Salon)

That bit, with the lying: that’s part of the event!

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:17:15pm

re: #177 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m sure you’ve heard about this.

From The New Yorker, March 13, 2017: Donald Trump’s Worst Deal

The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. […]

A former top official in Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Tourism says that, when he learned of the Trump hotel project, he asked himself, “Why would someone put a luxury hotel there? Nobody who can afford to stay there would want to be in that neighborhood.”

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:18:51pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:19:48pm

re: #187 FormerDirtDart

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Great. Just fucking great.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:19:57pm

Military doesn’t want to go to war?

I’d listen to those with experience and training.

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retired cynic  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:20:39pm

re: #187 FormerDirtDart

And our forward base there is in Qatar. Oops!

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:20:49pm

re: #187 FormerDirtDart

Goddamnit, we want to hear happy news and don’t care how many women and children die miserably providing it!!!11!!

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Birth Control Works  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:21:35pm

re: #186 De Kolta Chair

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From The New Yorker, March 13, 2017: Donald Trump’s Worst Deal

to launder money in the basement

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:21:50pm

re: #180 Decatur Deb

I think they built that ski jump wrong.

Yeah. That would be more of a ‘Ski Plummet’.

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Maddies Mom  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:23:11pm

re: #126 Birth Control Works

Not mine, but sure worth promoting

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I’d buy a dozen of those BUT, I’m not giving money to TYT, nuh-uh, no way.
(cool t-shirt tho!!!)

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Cheechako  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:24:50pm

Now here’s a real problem:


Alarm clock dropped inside wall goes off daily for 13 years
The homeowner figured the battery would eventually die. That was more than a decade ago

By The Associated Press

ROSS, Pa. — A Pennsylvania homeowner is reminded once a day that he wasn’t as clever as he hoped.

Jerry Lynn tells KDKA-TV that an alarm clock he lost inside the wall of his home rings at 7:50 p.m. each day — during Daylight Savings Time — and at 6:50 p.m. otherwise.

Lynn says he tied the clock to a string in September 2004 and lowered it into the wall through a vent in his Ross Township home. Lynn set the alarm hoping noise would help him drill a hole in the right spot through which to pass a TV cable.

But the battery-operated clock fell off the string and has stayed inside the wall ever since.

Lynn has been unable to retrieve the clock and figured the battery would eventually die.

So far, it hasn’t.

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stpaulbear  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:24:54pm

re: #186 De Kolta Chair

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I’m sure you’ve heard about this.

From The New Yorker, March 13, 2017: Donald Trump’s Worst Deal

Rachel did a long piece about that hotel three months ago. She did a great job.

Sketchy Donald Trump Deal Eyed For Ties To Iran | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:25:28pm

Yet again, Trump hears ‘Urban’ and thinks ‘Black’ - “Who do I know who’s black. Carson? Nah, he already has a job. What about that gal who did Eric’s wedding? She’s black, isn’t she?”

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sagehen  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:26:00pm

re: #195 Cheechako

Now here’s a real problem:


Alarm clock dropped inside wall goes off daily for 13 years
The homeowner figured the battery would eventually die. That was more than a decade ago

By The Associated Press

Now somebody needs to draw a cartoon of giggling mice replacing the battery on a regular basis…

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:29:05pm

A lot worse than I imagined

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wrenchwench  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:31:08pm

Time to put the mirror on the helmet and get this freak show on the road.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:32:07pm

The things I do for king and country

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Timothy Watson  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:32:14pm

re: #195 Cheechako

Now here’s a real problem:


Alarm clock dropped inside wall goes off daily for 13 years
The homeowner figured the battery would eventually die. That was more than a decade ago

By The Associated Press

…What kind of wall is it? He can’t cut out a piece of dry-wall and remove the clock?

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:33:48pm

Hell, we’ve all been there…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:35:28pm

re: #202 Timothy Watson

…What kind of wall is it? He can’t cut out a piece of dry-wall and remove the clock?

The other day, The Older Boy was wondering whether he was hallucinating. He was hearing this noise that sounded like the alarm on a smartphone, but it wasn’t HIS phone, it wasn’t MY phone, it wasn’t Mrs. FBW’s phone, and it wasn’t The Younger Boy’s phone.

I went into his room, and listened.

It was coming from the neighbors’ house.

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b.d.  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:36:08pm

re: #202 Timothy Watson

…What kind of wall is it? He can’t cut out a piece of dry-wall and remove the clock?

Must be a Trump wall..

//

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SteelPH  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:36:12pm

re: #203 FormerDirtDart

Hell, we’ve all been there…

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Old man yells at cloud TV.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:36:38pm

re: #197 Blind Frog Belly White

Yet again, Trump hears ‘Urban’ and thinks ‘Black’ - “Who do I know who’s black. Carson? Nah, he already has a job. What about that gal who did Eric’s wedding? She’s black, isn’t she?”

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Yep, and she’s also a bigwig at Eric Trump’s controversial “foundation.”

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MsJ  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:38:26pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:39:23pm

re: #203 FormerDirtDart

Hell, we’ve all been there…

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Yep. Every time I see that bastard’s smarmy mug on the TV.

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MsJ  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:40:14pm

Read this. Seriously.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:40:19pm

tr*mp’s lawyer is a clown. The most essential thing for defending the Malevolent Toad is to stop his stupid self-destructive tweets, yet this hasn’t happened.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:40:30pm

re: #205 b.d.

Must be a Trump wall..

//

Is it yooooge and beeeyoooteeful?

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:41:19pm

Why I don’t do Twitter polls. I need waay more followers to make them worthwhile.

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fern01  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:42:00pm

re: #54 Kragar

I have trouble with the US making ultimatums to anyone in regard to human rights when the 100% aim of the GOP congress is to divide the country into the Lords and the serfs.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:42:59pm

re: #199 FormerDirtDart

A lot worse than I imagined

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I’m reading that 7 crew are missing.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:43:06pm

re: #196 stpaulbear

Great job, Rach.

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SteelPH  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:44:46pm

re: #214 fern01

I have trouble with the US making ultimatums to anyone in regard to human rights when the 100% aim of the GOP congress is to violate said human rights under the guise of “freedom” and divide the country into the Lords and the serfs.

FTFY

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:44:48pm

re: #214 fern01

I have trouble with the US making ultimatums to anyone in regard to human rights when the 100% aim of the GOP congress is to divide the country into the Lords and the serfs.

Sending the condemned poor out to die in the wilderness of feral capitalism is ever so different from murdering them for sport. ////

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:48:15pm

And once more, ‘All Lives Matter’ starts bubbling up on FB.

“Black Lives Matter” is a challenge to act as if they really DO matter.

“All Lives Matter” is basically white people making all about us again.

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:54:34pm

Forecast high temperature in Phoenix on Tuesday, 121°.

Fuck. That.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:56:09pm

Once again, I’m feeling like we’re living on Fast Forward.

In just this ONE DAY, Trump admits to being under investigation. We learn that Jared Kushner is under investigation. Trump’s lawyer lawyers up. Trump’s OTHER lawyer is facing ethics charges for telling people who really SHOULD lawyer up not to lawyer up. Philando Castile’s killer is acquitted. A US Navy Destroyer collides with a merchant ship and is now in danger of sinking. Trump repeals the one part of the Cuba deal the benefitted his business rivals. Mitch McConnell is so craven that he won’t even meet with patients’ organizations. Steve Scalise is doing so much better that the hospital thinks it’s now okay to tell us he nearly died.

That’s TODAY. And I probably missed stuff.

Sometimes I think I should take a step back from the news, but holy hannah, it comes so FAST, who knows where we’d be when I started paying attention again?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:57:38pm

re: #220 teleskiguy

Forecast high temperature in Phoenix on Tuesday, 121°.

Fuck. That.

Jesus. Sounds like heatstroke weather.

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 4:58:49pm

re: #221 Blind Frog Belly White

Giphy

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:05:57pm

re: #223 teleskiguy

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We had a Golden who LOVED retrieving tennis balls. Twice.

That is, throw the ball once, he’d bring it back.

Throw it again, he’d bring it back.

Throw it a third time, and he’d watch it fly and then look at you like, “Jesus, dude - I brought that damn thing back TWICE! Do you want it or not?”

So, the ivy in our back yard was full of unretrieved tennis balls. Then we dogsat a Golden who was OBSESSED with tennis balls. She found THIRTEEN tennis balls in the ivy. She could play fetch till your damn arm fell off.

Our Golden thought she was nuts.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:07:58pm

re: #224 Blind Frog Belly White

We had a Golden who LOVED retrieving tennis balls. Twice.

That is, throw the ball once, he’d bring it back.

Throw it again, he’d bring it back.

Throw it a third time, and he’d watch it fly and then look at you like, “Jesus, dude - I brought that damn thing back TWICE! Do you want it or not?”

So, the ivy in our back yard was full of unretrieved tennis balls. Then we dogsat a Golden who was OBSESSED with tennis balls. She found THIRTEEN tennis balls in the ivy. She could play fetch till your damn arm fell off.

Our Golden thought she was nuts.

That’s how my first dog was. He loved tennis balls.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:08:20pm

re: #220 teleskiguy

Forecast high temperature in Phoenix on Tuesday, 121°.

Fuck. That.

Jesus.

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b.d.  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:11:20pm

re: #220 teleskiguy

Forecast high temperature in Phoenix on Tuesday, 121°.

Fuck. That.

Look at the bright side.

With Trump as POTUS we all might not even make it until Tuesday.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:12:29pm

re: #227 b.d.

Look at the bright side.

With Trump as POTUS we all might not even make it until Tuesday.

That’s the kind of optimism that keeps this country on top!

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:15:56pm

Bob Cesca’s After Party show is free today.

MP3 Audio

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piratedan  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:16:02pm

re: #226 HappyWarrior

only 115 here in Tucson is expected…

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MsJ  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:16:24pm

Eisenstein likely recusing himself. This is who’s #3 at justice.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:17:47pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:18:15pm

re: #232 FormerDirtDart

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Glad there’s backlash to this.

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:18:22pm

Instagram

Just a view of the Grand Canyon from 35,000 feet, no big deal #grandcanyon #travel #wanderlustaroundtheworld #foundersfest #umphreys

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Stanley Sea  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:18:44pm

Tuesday supposed to be 101 here in the inland empire. Feels like it’s that right now.

Fire time….

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sagehen  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:19:05pm

re: #224 Blind Frog Belly White

We had a Golden who LOVED retrieving tennis balls. Twice.

That is, throw the ball once, he’d bring it back.

Throw it again, he’d bring it back.

Throw it a third time, and he’d watch it fly and then look at you like, “Jesus, dude - I brought that damn thing back TWICE! Do you want it or not?”

So, the ivy in our back yard was full of unretrieved tennis balls. Then we dogsat a Golden who was OBSESSED with tennis balls. She found THIRTEEN tennis balls in the ivy. She could play fetch till your damn arm fell off.

Our Golden thought she was nuts.

My college roommate’s dog loved fetch so much he’d play it all by himself.

Drop the ball down the stairs. Go get it, bring it back. Drop it again…

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:21:26pm

re: #231 MsJ

Eisenstein likely recusing himself. This is who’s #3 at justice.

If Eisenstein could survive Stalin, he can survive this pipsqueek.


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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:23:32pm

re: #236 sagehen

My college roommate’s dog loved fetch so much he’d play it all by himself.

Drop the ball down the stairs. Go get it, bring it back. Drop it again…

Rango loves to throw toys and then go grab them, then throw them again. That, and tearing paper into tiny shreds.

Zeena has decided her role is to be the Fun Police, and bark at him when he starts getting to excited. That, and bother Mrs. FBW late at night to let her know it’s time for bed.

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MsJ  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:25:52pm

re: #231 MsJ

Eisenstein likely recusing himself. This is who’s #3 at justice.

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Ok. This is a MESS with a capital MESS. HOLY SHIT. Seriously, just Holy. Shit.

Read that thread for amazement. Wow.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:26:18pm

re: #232 FormerDirtDart

Do those kid crisis actors get union scale?

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sagehen  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:26:52pm

Richard Spencer feels Trump let him down.

talkingpointsmemo.com

“I do feel, maybe betrayed is too strong a word, because it’s not like Trump signed a contract with the alt-right,” Spencer told Talking Points Memo in May. “I do feel a little bit—I don’t know. God, this is going to make me sound pathetic, but it feels a little bit like getting dumped by your girlfriend. It feels a little like that. It also feels like I can’t trust someone. It’s like someone whom I thought was moving in the right direction makes a strange move to the point where I don’t look at him the same way as I did before.”

tee-hee.

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MsJ  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:26:55pm

re: #237 De Kolta Chair

If Eisenstein could survive Stalin, he can survive this pipsqueek.

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Goddamned autocorrect corrected my second correction! Gah!

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Skip Intro  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:26:59pm

Out of curiosity, who is paying for trump’s lawyers? And who is paying for trump’s lawyers lawyers, and Pence’s lawyers?

Us?

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MsJ  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:27:44pm

re: #236 sagehen

My college roommate’s dog loved fetch so much he’d play it all by himself.

Drop the ball down the stairs. Go get it, bring it back. Drop it again…

My little Terrier mix does that. It’s so cute!

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majii  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:28:28pm

re: #210 MsJ

“Read this. Seriously.”

I think his lack of knowledge on a host of issues is one of the reasons we’re reading today that’s he’s ranting in the WH. He’s spent 71 years doing whatever he has wanted to do and having no one ever say “No” to him. I saw this trait last year on the campaign trail. He really thought being POTUS was easy, and that once he entered office, no one could tell him he couldn’t do certain things. One of the saddest things I witnessed was that those who flocked to his campaign events seemed to believe the same thing. If they’re disappointed in him today, it’s their own fault. They should have spent more of their time researching his background than they spent going to his campaign events and listening to him con them into believing he had the answers to all of their problems. I’m not surprised that Trump has experienced as high a level of failure as soon as he has. I saw it coming last year during the presidential campaign. I saw all of the bad character traits, the empty promises, and his stunning ignorance of all things related to the presidency. After he entered office, his first mistake was skipping the ethics sessions he was offered. The second mistake was delegating his responsibilities to inexperienced individuals whose main goal seems to be pushing their own agendas. He’s been had, and he’s been had good by the likes of Bannon, Miller, Conway, Priebus, Spicer, etc. They loaded his feeble brain up with praise, convinced him he is the best thing since sliced bread, and when the rubber began to hit the road, he has nothing, knows nothing, and doesn’t want to learn anything, and he’s seething because he’s being viewed by most Americans as the failure he has always been.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:29:07pm

… If there was loss of life, the joke dies.

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:29:26pm

He’s going to hate it. Not enough tacky gold leaf, no golf course, you have to walk a good distance from building to building.

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jaunte  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:29:27pm

re: #234 teleskiguy

I can see my campsite, riiiight over there.

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MsJ  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:29:39pm

re: #243 Skip Intro

Out of curiosity, who is paying for trump’s lawyers? And who is paying for trump’s lawyers lawyers, and Pence’s lawyers?

Us?

Pence is supposedly paying himself (though I read a PAC), But not our tax dollars. Trump? Who knows?

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:30:49pm

re: #195 Cheechako

Now here’s a real problem:


Alarm clock dropped inside wall goes off daily for 13 years
The homeowner figured the battery would eventually die. That was more than a decade ago

By The Associated Press

He’s going to miss it when its gone.

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scottslemmons  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:31:48pm

re: #247 teleskiguy

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He’s going to hate it. Not enough tacky gold leaf, no golf course, you have to walk a good distance from building to building.

Wikipedia says Trump has previously said he wasn’t impressed with Camp David. I’m surprised he’s going at all.

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Skip Intro  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:33:12pm

re: #247 teleskiguy

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He’s going to hate it. Not enough tacky gold leaf, no golf course, you have to walk a good distance from building to building.

Probably not as much as she will.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:33:27pm

re: #241 sagehen

Richard Spencer feels Trump let him down.

talkingpointsmemo.com

tee-hee.

Poor Nazi snowflake.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:33:58pm

re: #248 jaunte

I can see my campsite, riiiight over there.

Geez. Least you could do is clean it up a little for the pictures. That’s not asking much.
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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:34:03pm

re: #215 Stanley Sea

I’m reading that 7 crew are missing.

Shit.

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De Kolta Chair  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:34:07pm

re: #241 sagehen

Richard Spencer feels Trump let him down.

tee-hee.

Mr Krabs Plays The Worlds Smallest Violin

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Cheechako  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:37:15pm

re: #247 teleskiguy

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He’s going to hate it. Not enough tacky gold leaf, no golf course, you have to walk a good distance from building to building.

Father’s Day camp-out with the kid?

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:38:42pm

re: #257 Cheechako

Father’s Day camp-out with the kid?

Hmm. Good theory. Still, I don’t see Fuckface Von Clownstick as the outdoorsy type. Anybody see FVC sitting next to a campfire?

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darthstar  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:39:34pm

re: #247 teleskiguy

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He’s going to hate it. Not enough tacky gold leaf, no golf course, you have to walk a good distance from building to building.

God…He’ll be miserable. Melania is going to love it.

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b.d.  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:39:45pm

re: #247 teleskiguy

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He’s going to hate it. Not enough tacky gold leaf, no golf course, you have to walk a good distance from building to building.

a single golf hole with multiple tees.

whitehouse.gov1.info

he is going to hate it because it appears there is no cart path…..i hope there is no wi-fi…

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Cheechako  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:40:07pm

re: #258 teleskiguy

Hmm. Good theory. Still, I don’t see Fuckface Von Clownstick as the outdoorsy type. Anybody see FVC sitting next to a campfire?

Maybe if there were lots of ‘smores.

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I cannot.  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:40:29pm

OK, stupid question time: You know how the main screen of Windows has all the icons and titles? How do you change the font on those icons? They’re all white and they look like they have a shadow under them.

The shadow part is pissing me off now.

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jaunte  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:40:31pm

re: #258 teleskiguy

I wish Teddy Roosevelt was still around to take Donald on a hike.

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:41:10pm

re: #260 b.d.

Oh, there are some golf links. My bad. I’ve always pictured Camp David as a glorified summer camp for the president.

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darthstar  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:41:37pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:41:41pm

re: #245 majii

“Read this. Seriously.”

I think his lack of knowledge on a host of issues is one of the reasons we’re reading today that’s he’s ranting in the WH. He’s spent 71 years doing whatever he has wanted to do and having no one ever say “No” to him. I saw this trait last year on the campaign trail. He really thought being POTUS was easy, and that once he entered office, no one could tell him he couldn’t do certain things. One of the saddest things I witnessed was that those who flocked to his campaign events seemed to believe the same thing. If they’re disappointed in him today, it’s their own fault. They should have spent more of their time researching his background than they spent going to his campaign events and listening to him con them into believing he had the answers to all of their problems. I’m not surprised that Trump has experienced as high a level of failure as soon as he has. I saw it coming last year during the presidential campaign. I saw all of the bad character traits, the empty promises, and his stunning ignorance of all things related to the presidency. After he entered office, his first mistake was skipping the ethics sessions he was offered. The second mistake was delegating his responsibilities to inexperienced individuals whose main goal seems to be pushing their own agendas. He’s been had, and he’s been had good by the likes of Bannon, Miller, Conway, Priebus, Spicer, etc. They loaded his feeble brain up with praise, convinced him he is the best thing since sliced bread, and when the rubber began to hit the road, he has nothing, knows nothing, and doesn’t want to learn anything, and he’s seething because he’s being viewed by most Americans as the failure he has always been.

Mrs. FBW and I find ourselves in mild disagreement about this. I have been surprised by just how bad Trump is. I never imagined that he’d be as thoroughly incompetent as he has turned out to be. He’s like Sideshow Bob, stepping on rake after rake after rake.

Mrs. FBW, OTOH, says NONE of this surprises her. He’s every bit as incompetent as she expected.

It’s worth noting that I tend to be the more optimistic of the two of us, and she more pessimistic.

What I think would be ENORMOUSLY funny would be if, in the end, the only thing Trump’s been trying to hide is that he’s really not a billionaire, and that he ends up getting impeached, convicted, and removed from office for a criminal coverup of something that’s merely a little embarrassing.

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jaunte  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:42:18pm

re: #265 darthstar

It’s already Nixon-o’clock.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:42:46pm

re: #265 darthstar

[Embedded content]

Baby.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:43:04pm

re: #267 jaunte

It’s already Nixon-o’clock.

It’s been Nixon O’Clock since his first day.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:43:43pm

We warned his supporters but they didn’t want to hear it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:46:25pm

re: #270 HappyWarrior

We warned his supporters but they didn’t want to hear it.

Mrs. FBW is of the opinion that those who supported him are either stupid people, or bad people. I told her that those aren’t mutually exclusive.

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451_Montag  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:46:31pm

re: #265 darthstar

[Embedded content]

Excellent. Do you think he’s reached the “pissing in mason jars and storing them” phase yet?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:47:06pm

re: #267 jaunte

It’s already Nixon-o’clock.

Don’t let him have a gun, or it’ll be Elvis o’clock.

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:47:54pm
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KGxvi  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:48:03pm

re: #266 Blind Frog Belly White

Mrs. FBW and I find ourselves in mild disagreement about this. I have been surprised by just how bad Trump is. I never imagined that he’d be as thoroughly incompetent as he has turned out to be. He’s like Sideshow Bob, stepping on rake after rake after rake.

Mrs. FBW, OTOH, says NONE of this surprises her. He’s every bit as incompetent as she expected.

It’s worth noting that I tend to be the more optimistic of the two of us, and she more pessimistic.

What I think would be ENORMOUSLY funny would be if, in the end, the only thing Trump’s been trying to hide is that he’s really not a billionaire, and that he ends up getting impeached, convicted, and removed from office for a criminal coverup of something that’s merely a little embarrassing.

I’m with your Mrs. on this, but I try and be a realist as much as possible. I fully expected Trump to be this bad. There’s a reason why there have only been 2 or 3 presidents out of 45 with no political experience - and really none in modern times (Ike as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces was as much a diplomat and politician as he was a general). There’s a reason almost everyone who holds the office spends at least a decade in politics before even running.

And that doesn’t even get to his general temperament. The man has been a shallow, vulgar, conman since he’s been in public life - for a full three decades, we’ve seen him to be this person. It really shouldn’t have come as a shock.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:48:03pm

re: #272 451_Montag

Excellent. Do you think he’s reached the “pissing in mason jars and storing them” phase yet?

I could more easily picture him pissing in the corner and blaming it on Priebus.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:50:50pm

re: #275 KGxvi

I expected him to be this much of a goniff. I didn’t expect him to be this much of a nebbish.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:51:43pm

re: #274 teleskiguy

[Embedded content]

Lumpy’s continuing to carry water for him. Coulter, I suspect is bored.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:52:18pm

You knew it would be bad but this bad? I don’t know. For me, I just hope it puts aside the whole “WE NEED AN OUTSIDER” bs for a long, long, long time.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:52:21pm

re: #276 Blind Frog Belly White

I could more easily picture him pissing in the corner and blaming it on Priebus Obama.

Fixed that for you.

What strikes me in this clown show is how unsurprising it all is. Everything that has happened is completely predictable based on tr*mp being the very worst kind of ‘businessman’ — all bluster and ego, no work ethic or competence.

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Belafon  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:52:38pm

I think he’s staying at Camp David because he’s scared after the shooting.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:52:47pm

re: #278 HappyWarrior

Lumpy’s continuing to carry water for him. Coulter, I suspect is bored.

At this point she’ll go for anyone who’ll build The Wall.

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Skip Intro  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:53:18pm

re: #278 HappyWarrior

Lumpy’s continuing to carry water for him. Coulter, I suspect is bored.

Coulter’s pissed that the gas chambers haven’t been built yet.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:54:36pm

re: #281 Belafon

I think he’s staying at Camp David because he’s scared after the shooting.

“Ok mr tr*mp, you’ll be completely safe from those dangerous liberals in this room with padded walls, bars on the windows and a door that locks from outside. You’ll have blocks and brightly colored bits of string to play with.”

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majii  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:54:51pm

re: #266 Blind Frog Belly White

“Mrs. FBW, OTOH, says NONE of this surprises her. He’s every bit as incompetent as she expected.”

I really did expect him to be as incompetent as he actually is. I’m a natural-born skeptic, so when I hear someone say something that sets off my internal BS alarm, I begin researching that individual to determine for myself whether what s/he claims is accurate or not. When I researched Trump’s claims last year, I discovered he’s a very experienced peddler of the purest form of BS on the planet.

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KGxvi  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:54:54pm

re: #277 Blind Frog Belly White

I expected him to be this much of a goniff. I didn’t expect him to be this much of a nebbish.

Politics, it turns out, requires getting people who generally disagree about things to agree to do things. And making deals is a whole hell of a lot harder when everyone has competing goals. In business, everyone wants to make a buck, it’s pretty simple, how do we make it so everyone reaps as big a profit as possible? In politics? Not so easy. If you don’t spend time actually learning what the various interests are, what the rules of the system are, and having some idea about your own values beyond “how much is in my bank account?” you’ve no chance of succeeding in politics.

Plus, let us not forget, he is a crazy person.

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gocart mozart  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:55:26pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:56:07pm

re: #273 Blind Frog Belly White

Don’t let him have a gun, or it’ll be Elvis o’clock.

I think his clock is permanently stopped at half past dumbass. And unlike most stopped clocks, it’s right all the time.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:56:57pm

re: #283 Skip Intro

Coulter’s pissed that the gas chambers haven’t been built yet.

I like the term I came up with for Coulter — human scorpion.

She does have her uses. Anyone that approves of her or cites her ‘work’ unironically is well outside the realm of rational political disagreement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:58:02pm

re: #195 Cheechako

Now here’s a real problem:


Alarm clock dropped inside wall goes off daily for 13 years
The homeowner figured the battery would eventually die. That was more than a decade ago

By The Associated Press

jeebus…a sledgehammer to the wall and then some drywall fixing comes to mind…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:59:15pm

re: #289 EPR-radar

I like the term I came up with for Coulter — human scorpion.

She does have her uses. Anyone that approves of her or cites her ‘work’ unironically is well outside the realm of rational political disagreement.

Coulter may be one of the most genuinely malevolent of all them. For Lumpy, it’s all about team conservative. He’s a bastard but relatively harmless compared to Coulter who sounds more and more like an overt Nazi.

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(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:59:23pm

re: #224 Blind Frog Belly White

We had a Golden who LOVED retrieving tennis balls. Twice.

That is, throw the ball once, he’d bring it back.

Throw it again, he’d bring it back.

Throw it a third time, and he’d watch it fly and then look at you like, “Jesus, dude - I brought that damn thing back TWICE! Do you want it or not?”

So, the ivy in our back yard was full of unretrieved tennis balls. Then we dogsat a Golden who was OBSESSED with tennis balls. She found THIRTEEN tennis balls in the ivy. She could play fetch till your damn arm fell off.

Our Golden thought she was nuts.

I got my brother’s Golden on the Frisbee train when he was a little over a year old. Fun for all involved! We dog-sat(?) him over a weekend and he dug up at least 5 baseballs that had buried by time. It’s been my experience Labs are the biggest ball fanatics… like their hearts are gonna blow fanatics.

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Interesting Times  Jun 16, 2017 • 5:59:45pm

Ugh. I hadn’t even considered this -_- Lil’ Marco getting something in return for being trumped:

(5-tweet thread)

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KGxvi  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:00:15pm

re: #290 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus…a sledgehammer to the wall and then some drywall fixing comes to mind…

Yeah, but at this point, really just to find out what kind of battery it had so that we can use those to power everything.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:01:32pm

re: #293 Interesting Times

Ugh. I hadn’t even considered this -_- Lil’ Marco getting something in return for being trumped:

[Embedded content]

(5-tweet thread)

That actually wouldn’t surprise me. Rubio to use an all TR quote has all the spine of a chocolate eclair.

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stpaulbear  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:01:41pm

re: #266 Blind Frog Belly White

What’s been most amazing to me is how Trump has been able to pick the most supremely unqualified person for each and every one of his cabinet picks. Each one brings a level of disrespect and vandalism to their position that doesn’t seem humanly possible. Every one of them (except maybe Mattis) wants to destroy their agency.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:02:27pm

A month after announcing Homeland appointment, Sheriff David Clarke remains in Milwaukee

One month after David A. Clarke Jr. said he was leaving to take a job in President Donald Trump’s administration, the Milwaukee County sheriff hasn’t budged.

On May 17, Clarke said he would start in June at a federal appointment as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, but so far he’s not turned in his resignation back home.

Homeland Security officials have given no clues about the appointment since they batted back Clarke’s initial announcement, leaving the job in a bureaucratic limbo.

Is Clarke’s appointment simply facing the same delays that have dogged many others in the Trump administration this year or is something amiss?

“I’m looking forward to joining that team,” Clarke told conservative talk radio host Vicki McKenna last month.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:06:10pm

re: #296 stpaulbear

What’s been most amazing to me is how Trump has been able to pick the most supremely unqualified person for each and every one of his cabinet picks. Each one brings a level of disrespect and vandalism to their position that doesn’t seem humanly possible. Every one of them (except maybe Mattis) wants to destroy their agency.

That is what has happened, but there is no surprise there at all. These people wanting to destroy the agencies they are supposedly running is what makes them best qualified from a Republican point of view. The GOP’s ‘education expert’ is necessarily someone like DeVos who has devoted her entire career to fucking it up.

tr*mp is just making his fellow Republicans happy with these picks because he doesn’t give a shit about their ideology. All that matters to tr*mp is whether or not they sign the loyalty oath or otherwise service tr*mp.

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b.d.  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:07:30pm

Obama’s navy never rammed a merchant ship…..

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gocart mozart  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:07:58pm
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Cheechako  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:11:15pm

re: #294 KGxvi

Yeah, but at this point, really just to find out what kind of battery it had so that we can use those to power everything.

Years ago I worked with a wildlife biologist who put a radio collar on a young cow elk. The collar was powered by one D cell battery. For over 10 years that elk wandered all over southern and central Wyoming before the battery died. When asked what brand battery he used he would only say “It was a ‘durable’ battery”.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:11:58pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:13:07pm

re: #302 Stanley Sea

“Raging cockhead.” I like it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:14:01pm

re: #303 teleskiguy

“Raging cockhead.” I like it.

Peniscephalus Rampensis

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Kragar  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:14:12pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:14:42pm

Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Badly Damaged After Collision With Merchant Vessel

This looks very bad, with extensive damage to both hull and superstructure amidships. Still no word on casualties. The collision occurred at 0230 local time.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:16:02pm

re: #306 Shiplord Kirel

Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Badly Damaged After Collision With Merchant Vessel

Could become another big hit for Gordon Lightfoot

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Stanley Sea  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:17:11pm
309
Anymouse 🌹  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:18:06pm

re: #84 sagehen

He’s mistaken. It is, in fact, pretty damn funny.

I would be upset if someone signed up my E-mail account for lots of Nickelback fan club accounts.

That said, I think Sen. Sasse’s response is funny.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:18:40pm

This gem seen on DailyKos should definitely become a real word: ‘rectstrapolation’.

In the era of tr*mp, we definitely need a single word for pulling things out of one’s ass, as tr*mp constantly does.

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gocart mozart  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:19:09pm
312
Barefoot Grin  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:20:21pm

re: #307 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Could become another big hit for Gordon Lightfoot

“when the gales of June don’t come early or at all really but anyway lads it was good to know ya!”

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gocart mozart  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:20:48pm
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fern01  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:21:35pm

re: #243 Skip Intro

Out of curiosity, who is paying for trump’s lawyers? And who is paying for trump’s lawyers lawyers, and Pence’s lawyers?

Us?

Rachel seems to think that Pence is fundraising to pay his lawyers - noting that he is not a wealthy man. I’m cryin. What did Pence think would happen when he joined forces with Trump?

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:22:27pm

re: #291 HappyWarrior

Coulter may be one of the most genuinely malevolent of all them. For Lumpy, it’s all about team conservative. He’s a bastard but relatively harmless compared to Coulter who sounds more and more like an overt Nazi.

The real neo-Nazis might be the only ones out there more evil than Coulter, but it’s a hard call. She can do more damage than the swastika brigade because she is treated as ‘respectable’ by many in the media that would not deal with her more overt neo-Nazi fellow travelers.

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:22:31pm
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Kragar  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:22:47pm
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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:24:03pm

re: #314 fern01

Rachel seems to think that Pence is fundraising to pay his lawyers - noting that he is not a wealthy man. I’m cryin. What did Pence think would happen when he joined forces with Trump?

Pence wants to become potus* and implement The Handmaid’s Tale after the Malevolent Toad is impeached.

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scottslemmons  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:24:41pm

re: #314 fern01

Rachel seems to think that Pence is fundraising to pay his lawyers - noting that he is not a wealthy man. I’m cryin. What did Pence think would happen when he joined forces with Trump?

He thought Trump would’ve gotten bored and quit already. He figured he’d already be sitting in the Big Chair.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:25:41pm

re: #316 teleskiguy

Which means it was written by a staffer given 10 minutes to do the job. He, tr*mp, is not to be bothered with such trifles, because there is no money in it for tr*mp.

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teleskiguy  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:27:53pm

I don’t get why GOP leadership lets Orange Foolius stay in office. Fuckface Von Clownstick’s cabinet and the GOP-led congress and senate, they have the power to get rid of this malevolent freak and install Mike fucking Pence as president and really get shit done to bring us back to the 18th century. Not only are the GOP trying to destroy everything that’s good about the United States, they’re fucking cowards trying to do it.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:27:55pm

re: #299 b.d.

Obama’s navy never rammed a merchant ship…..

Umm, yes it did.
USS Porter (DDG-78) collided with a tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, in 2012. And I’m sure there are more.

USS Porter (DDG-78), 2012
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caseyjr  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:29:40pm

re: #306 Shiplord Kirel

Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Badly Damaged After Collision With Merchant Vessel

[Embedded content]

This looks very bad, with extensive damage to both hull and superstructure amidships. Still no word on casualties. The collision occurred at 0230 local time.

Looks like she’s listing a lot.

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EPR-radar  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:30:06pm

re: #313 gocart mozart

This x1000. For ‘the system’ to have any legitimacy it must work well enough for a large enough fraction of the population. The US system is presently failing this metric on several fronts simultaneously, which is where our real public policy effort should be focused.

Instead, US politics is consumed by watching tr*mp and the Republicans steal everything in sight, shit on what they don’t steal, and possibly voting against that crap before it is too late.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:30:07pm

re: #321 teleskiguy

I don’t get why GOP leadership lets Orange Foolius stay in office. Fuckface Von Clownstick’s cabinet and the GOP-led congress and senate, they have the power to get rid of this malevolent freak and install Mike fucking Pence as president and really get shit done to bring us back to the 18th century. Not only are the GOP trying to destroy everything that’s good about the United States, they’re fucking cowards trying to do it.

Because they need the Trump voters to stay in power. As the calculus as to whether Trump is hurting them more than helping them changes, they will move closer to removing him. But as of now, Trump remains popular with Republicans.

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b.d.  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:32:22pm

re: #322 FormerDirtDart

That was one of those stealth tankers, much harder to avoid

//

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caseyjr  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:32:43pm

re: #322 FormerDirtDart

Umm, yes it did.
USS Porter (DDG-78) collided with a tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, in 2012. And I’m sure there are more.

[Embedded content]

In virtually the same spot?!!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:33:05pm

re: #306 Shiplord Kirel

Thats a great link. Tyler Rogoway was Foxtrot Alpha at Jalopnik iirc.

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scottslemmons  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:43:08pm

re: #325 Big Beautiful Door

Because they need the Trump voters to stay in power. As the calculus as to whether Trump is hurting them more than helping them changes, they will move closer to removing him. But as of now, Trump remains popular with Republicans.

‘Zackly. Of course, Trump’s voters would still vote Republican, no matter what, so they’re still cowards…

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 16, 2017 • 6:55:04pm

re: #327 caseyjr

In virtually the same spot?!!

Yeah, pretty damn close
Linked audio is 4 minutes long

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BeachDem  Jun 16, 2017 • 7:18:46pm

re: #293 Interesting Times

Ugh. I hadn’t even considered this -_- Lil’ Marco getting something in return for being trumped:

[Embedded content]

(5-tweet thread)

My comment when Rubio was asking his questions last week:

You can almost hear the yam;s voice running in little Marco’s head. Hope the meatloaf was good.

littlegreenfootballs.com

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fern01  Jun 16, 2017 • 7:48:51pm

re: #316 teleskiguy

Good Heavens - talking about European Unity and the Transatlantic relationship, whether it came from Wiki or a staffer who cares about such things (does such a person exist) - both of which dear leader is attempting to destroy. He wouldn’t even know this tweet exists and will rant & rave if he ever finds out who wrote it.

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fern01  Jun 16, 2017 • 7:55:39pm

re: #296 stpaulbear

What’s been most amazing to me is how Trump has been able to pick the most supremely unqualified person for each and every one of his cabinet picks. Each one brings a level of disrespect and vandalism to their position that doesn’t seem humanly possible. Every one of them (except maybe Mattis) wants to destroy their agency.

Nobody qualified - even in a minor fashion - will accept the positions.

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John_Manyjars  Jun 16, 2017 • 10:06:49pm

re: #29 wrenchwench

My brother has exactly the same opinion…:((

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John_Manyjars  Jun 16, 2017 • 10:08:28pm

re: #321 teleskiguy

They are worried about the tRump-fellating ‘Second Amendment’-types going all baseball-gamey on them. Otherwise I’m sure you’d see the Orange Filth gone yesterday.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 16, 2017 • 11:04:38pm

re: #302 Stanley Sea

This both never gets old and Good Lord our President is just a raging cockhead and an idiot. This is scientific proof.

The look on Trump’s face when he pushes past the PM looks like distaste at the inconvenience of having to push the guy aside. Maybe his fear of germs, or he just thinks the guy should have moved on his own so as not to inconvenience the Donald.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 17, 2017 • 1:38:30am

re: #313 gocart mozart

If reacting in fear of my life will always be justification, why would I ever err on side on caution? This makes no sense.

That is the logic behind Stand Your Ground, along with the notion that it is best not to leave any living witnesses who might not corroborate your version of events


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Recycling Chaos in U.S. As China Bans ‘Foreign Waste’ Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with recycled bluish-white paint. They recycle their rainwater, compost their food waste and carefully separate the paper and plastic they toss out. But recently, ...
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Trump Jerusalem Move: Tear Gas at Lebanon US Embassy Protest There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to force back ...
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Trump Says He and Trudeau Disagree on Trade Deficit. U.S. Stats Seem to Be on the PM’s SideHair Furor just can't seem to catch a break these days....Despite Trump's insistence the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada, statistics from the website of the office of the U.S. Trade Representative -- the office handling NAFTA negotiations -- ...
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Blondie - Doom or Destiny (Official Video)Blondie performing "Doom or Destiny" from the new album "Pollinator".Out Now: blondie.lnk.to Follow Blondiefacebook.cominstagram.com@BlondieOfficial vevo.ly
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