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Ace-o-aces  Jun 29, 2017 • 12:12:21am

Just gonna leave this here.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2017 • 12:32:51am

Angela Merkel is the leader of the free world.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 12:38:30am

re: #2 teleskiguy

Angela Merkel is the leader of the free world.

More by default than by design, but they have a functioning (yet socialized) economy, have taken in enough refugees to give Trump apoplexy and are now being admonished by the same to spend more on defense and military…

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2017 • 12:38:50am

Thinking of CuriousLurker.

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Kragar  Jun 29, 2017 • 12:59:50am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:22:46am

re: #5 Kragar

GOP senator: Men need maternity care because “women don’t get pregnant without sperm”

We should convene an all-male Senate panel to discuss this issue…

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:28:24am

re: #6 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We should convene an all-male Senate panel to discuss this issue…

Agreed. Women have no idea about men. Women should be kept in the dark about our nefarious and righteous ways and it should be kept that way for all time.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:30:39am

But I’m supposed to feel sorry that she got booed walking by a Pride event while out for lunch.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:31:58am

re: #8 Timothy Watson

Nikki Haley disgusts me. She’s a horrible human being.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:33:29am

re: #8 Timothy Watson

Our esteemed host’s response to Haley on Twitter made The Hill:
thehill.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:34:03am

re: #8 Timothy Watson

“Just 5 months into our time here, we’ve cut over half a billion $$$ from the UN peacekeeping budget & we’re only getting started.”

Germany, in calculating the 2% of its budget to be spent on military, also includes the amount it spends on foreign aid, social assistance (war prevention) and peacekeeping measures.

I assume DT insists that it only counts if it goes “BOOM!”

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:36:08am

re: #10 Timothy Watson

If only The Hill weren’t a clickbait cesspool of every political journalistic trope out there, I could take that story seriously.

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freetoken  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:59:22am

Sad to see so many “liberal” minded folk get so easily swayed that the “Russian thing” isn’t important. To them, collusion with foreign powers, misrepresenting funding sources, passing around money, under-the-table influence, etc. is just a distraction, from apparently really important issue.

Usually socialize health care.

The obvious problem is that there is a false choice here. Our society can tackle more than one thing at a time.

Also, I find them to be blatantly utopian in their thinking of how society works. They think socialized healthcare somehow can exist when there is a breakdown of the rule of law and the rise of autocracies.

The problems of Trump and his administration with Russia and other foreign governments strikes at the very heart of what we can trust in our leadership and in the process of our government.

Some self-styled progressives seem to miss that point.

I say this after watching one of PZ Meyer’s video blogs from last month, in which a couple of other FTB personalities join him for a conversation.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:05:58am

I think Piers is still in the burn unit after that one…

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:11:34am

The Purge is not a movie, it’s a documentary.

thinkprogress.org

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:14:35am

My senator (Ben Sasse, R-NE) weighs in on the Senate deathcare bill.

It’s not cruel enough.

starherald.com

(Goes to the Scottsbluff, NE Star-Herald, more at the link):

“Conservative Nebraskans have lots of reasons to be frustrated: this bill is not a full repeal; this bill is not a full replace; what this bill is is mostly just a Medicaid reform package,” Sasse said in a statement to The World-Herald. “Nebraskans are dissatisfied with it and so am I.”

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Of course, Senator Sasse doesn’t mention liberal Nebraskans, because he doesn’t represent us.

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The Koch Brothers are his actual constituents, not Nebraskans.

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The senator was among attendees at a recent donor conference for the Koch brothers’ political network in Colorado. During one session open to reporters, Sasse was asked about the health care bill.

“The press is here, right?” Sasse said, according to multiple reports. “I have nothing to announce.”

Sasse had a lot to say about health care when he ran for the Senate. During the 2014 campaign, Sasse noted that he had read all 2,300 pages of the health care law, carried a copy of it on the campaign trail as a prop and said he wanted to focus on patient-centered policy solutions.

“We want to wreck Obamacare, but then we also want to replace it with something that is actually workable, that actually benefits our neighbors,” Sasse said at his campaign announcement.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:33:56am

re: #16 Anymouse 🌹

My senator (Ben Sasse, R-NE) weighs in on the Senate deathcare bill.

It’s not cruel enough.

starherald.com

(Goes to the Scottsbluff, NE Star-Herald, more at the link):

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Of course, Senator Sasse doesn’t mention liberal Nebraskans, because he doesn’t represent us.

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The Koch Brothers are his actual constituents, not Nebraskans.

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I for one welcome all arguments that the bill does not go far enough in abolishing ACA in root and branch…make Mitch McC and DT fight two fires at once…

Sasse”s concept of “more workable” means “one that works best for my donors”.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:40:51am

re: #17 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I for one welcome all arguments that the bill does not go far enough in abolishing ACA in root and branch…make Mitch McC and DT fight two fires at once…

Sasse”s concept of “more workable” means “one that works best for my donors”.

Pretty much.

Senator Sasse’s “Never Trump” credentials are fraying daily - he is becoming another party over country guy.

“I don’t care if repeal of the ACA will close rural hospitals in my state, the Koch Brothers like it.”

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freetoken  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:43:33am

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹

Sasse is not going to be some noble hold-out against self-destructive atavism. He’s just one of those guys who probably laments the passing of the founder of National Review because now there are fewer syllables/word in the articles.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:45:25am

re: #19 freetoken

Sasse is not going to be some noble hold-out against self-destructive atavism. He’s just one of those guys who probably laments the passing of the founder of National Review because now there are fewer syllables/word in the articles.

Yup.

Sasse is also a Christian. As such, he is less moral than I am (because I care about everyone; by-and-large Christians care about other Christians - which is why they would take my civil rights if they could - and liberal Christian denominations are no exception).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:51:39am

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹

Senator Sasse’s “Never Trump” credentials are fraying daily - he is becoming another party over country guy.

There were a lot of people who did not find Trump conservative enough…

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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:51:58am

re: #20 Anymouse 🌹

Yup.

Sasse is also a Christian. As such, he is less moral than I am (because I care about everyone; by-and-large Christians care about other Christians - which is why they would take my civil rights if they could - and liberal Christian denominations are no exception).

Ooh, love that knee jerk. Think you can hit the ceiling next?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:53:34am

The so-called “AK-47 bandit,” who robbed banks in California, Idaho, Washington, and Nebraska was arrested here.

starherald.com

More at the link:

A sheriff’s deputy spotted him pulling off the highway and realized that he and his vehicle matched the description of a suspect who fired on a Kansas state trooper the evening before on Interstate 70 near Goodland.

When a second deputy arrived, the two officers arrested Gathercole without incident, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A transcript of a call that Gathercole made from jail quotes him asking his mother to clear his Montana home of guns after his arrest. The transcript was used to obtain a search warrant for the Roundup, Montana, home. Authorities found numerous homemade explosives inside the home on Saturday.

Laura Eimiller, spokeswoman for the FBI in Los Angeles, said the search was connected to a bank robbery investigation.

“Multiple departments are investigating whether evidence found during the search in Montana may be linked to a series of bank robberies currently under investigation in California and other states,” she said.

She declined to confirm or deny that Gathercole is suspected of being the “AK-47 Bandit” who robbed banks in California, Washington and Idaho in 2012 and a Nebraska bank in 2014. However, authorities from two communities where those bank robberies occurred assisted in the search of Gathercole’s home, authorities say.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:55:59am

re: #22 William Lewis

Ooh, love that knee jerk. Think you can hit the ceiling next?

Nope. Waiting for churches to call out the extremists amongst them (isn’t that what Christian conservatives demand of Muslims)?

Tens of millions of Christians in this country support throwing the poor under the bus in the name of tax cuts for the wealthy. I therefore hold I am more moral than those Christians (and I don’t hold to the “no true Christian” argument either).

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freetoken  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:00:36am

Are other people having problems reaching various IP addresses?

LGF stopped loading for me for several minutes. Ancestry and Apple stopped replying to pings. But I was able to get to google, as well as cox and yahoo (though with a lot of latency.)

Just wondering if it’s me, or the Cox DNS, or if there is a bigger problem.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:05:06am

Ben Sasse frequently touts his Christian beliefs. No church has called him out for his support of the death penalty, for his representation only of conservative Christians, for his opposition to healthcare for the poor just like Jesus argued (blessed are the wealthy, for they can buy insurance for me to treat them).

Nope. Unless and until I see so-called liberal churches (like the Lutheran church across the street from my house that owns one-eighth of the land in town, pays no taxes, and does no charity work) call out such people, they are no different than “first they came for the Jews, but I said nothing because I’m not Jewish” apologists.

Silence is acceptance, and the overwhelming majority of churches have been silent. A great number are in fact supportive.

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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:05:36am

re: #24 Anymouse 🌹

No just as big a bigot as we are. No more or less moral.

PS we call out the extremists regularly. Sorry it isn’t good enough for you.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:10:47am

re: #27 William Lewis

No just as big a bigot as we are. No more or less moral.

PS we call out the extremists regularly. Sorry it isn’t good enough for you.

I was not referring to individual Christians. I was referring to Christian churches or organisations. As I recall, a bunch of churches lined up behind folk like Donald Trump.

I’ve missed which ones have called out conservative deathcare as un-Christian. Can you point me to such a church Website?

I probably should get off to bed. Ranting about hypocrisy probably isn’t a good thing to do (unless I pick the correct hypocrites).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:34:08am

re: #28 Anymouse 🌹

I was not referring to individual Christians. I was referring to Christian churches or organisations. As I recall, a bunch of churches lined up behind folk like Donald Trump.

I’ve missed which ones have called out conservative deathcare as un-Christian. Can you point me to such a church Website?

I probably should get off to bed. Ranting about hypocrisy probably isn’t a good thing to do (unless I pick the correct hypocrites).

Like the standard rant about “Where are the masses of Muslims out protesting against Islamic terrorism?”, while such marches are generally ignored by the mass media…

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Kragar  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:57:08am
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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:09:34am

Come at me and I will Kung-Fu your ass!!

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Kragar  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:10:19am
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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:39:37am

These fucking people…. Yep, we’ll get 8 yrs of the Dictatorship because of this asshole.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:47:36am

Who decided that this was an optimal rotation?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:52:06am

re: #34 The Vicious Babushka

Doctors fresh out of med school could work straight around the clock thanks to new rules that increase shift limits to 24 hours

There is a component to this training that makes medical sense: doctors need to be present to see exactly how certain diseases progress in a patient over a 24-hour period and to be prepared to work shifts like that in the event of a major catastrophic emergency.

But that is probably not the overriding rationale for instituting such a regimen…

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Targetpractice  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:53:38am

re: #33 Dave In Austin

These fucking people…. Yep, we’ll get 8 yrs of the Dictatorship because of this asshole.

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“We need your donor lists, we need your money, we need your support…”

“And you’ll give us yours in return if you lose, right?”

“Oh yeah, sure.”

*12 months later*

“Alright, you’ve lost the primaries, time to make good on the deal.”

“Fuck that, I am too awesome to ever help you guys. But thanks for the free publicity, chumps! (They really thought we were on the same team, what idiots)

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:59:47am

re: #13 freetoken

“The obvious problem is that there is a false choice here. Our society can tackle more than one thing at a time.”

And given how awful this Trump regime is now and will become, we’re going to have to juggle multiple atrocities at one time to survive the next 4 years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:09:08am

re: #37 Patricia Kayden

“The obvious problem is that there is a false choice here. Our society can tackle more than one thing at a time.”

And given how awful this Trump regime is now and will become, we’re going to have to juggle multiple atrocities at one time to survive the next 4 years.

I do not want to even think about the things they are planning/doing that we have not really heard about yet….not to mention all the things they are not doing, like filling vital government positions with competent people.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:13:01am

re: #33 Dave In Austin

These fucking people…. Yep, we’ll get 8 yrs of the Dictatorship because of this asshole.

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My question: We know that Jill Stein is tied to Putin. Could Bernie also be a Putin puppet? He has continued to be less than helpful to the Democrats during the primaries, the election campaign, and post-election. Or is he just a narcissist?

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:15:08am

IMorning Joe has taken to straight out mocking “The Dictator” on air. Maybe they are trying to atone for the initial support.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:39:20am

re: #40 Dave In Austin

Too little and too late

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jeffreyw  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:41:28am

Imgur
Good morning!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:57:49am

Good morning Lizardia!

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:01:35am
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Teukka  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:02:01am

re: #43 The Vicious Babushka

Good morning Lizardia!

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:04:35am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:05:44am

re: #44 darthstar

Is President Twitter whining again?

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:05:47am

Dear god…he finished his thought..and it’s horrible.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:06:18am

Look at this shit….

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:08:11am

re: #48 darthstar

re: #49 Dave In Austin

This fucking guy. What a boorish and vulgar chode.

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:09:36am

re: #49 Dave In Austin

Look at this shit….

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The President’s tweets speak for themselves. —WH

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:09:51am

Trump: Russia is a fake news conspiracy concocted by the media and Democrats.

House investigation into Russia: Um, about that Trump. Your bodyguard is now under scrutiny.

So, on top of everyone else in your inner circle lawyering up, your bodyguard has to lawyer up too? Is there anyone else that isn’t getting lawyered up at this point? Your spawn should probably start to consider lawyers too.

Why?

It isn’t a conspiracy when they were all lying their asses off about meeting with Russian diplomats and agents and not reporting any of them as they were required to do. Well, it’s not the conspiracy that you think it is. Reporting those criminal acts (the failure to report) isn’t a conspiracy, but all your cronies meeting with Russians does reek of a concerted effort to coordinate with Russia about something.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:11:21am

re: #49 Dave In Austin

Look at this shit….

Well, in fairness, if you know that your Fox and Friends buddies and the intelligencia at The Federalist and the MAGA Twitter morons are gonna back you up no matter what you say or do….
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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:12:11am
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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:12:45am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:14:37am

re: #55 darthstar

remember all the GOP advocates of “Character counts”?

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:15:00am

Czech Republic’s getting hit with some wild weather. Several of my students are speculating we might have floods in our region this summer.

Looks like flooding is already hitting Central Bohemia and areas of Prague.

translate.google.com

Via GoogleTranslate.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:15:21am

re: #56 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

remember all the GOP advocates of “Character counts”?

That was so 1992-2000.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:16:40am

re: #58 Sir John Barron

That was so 1992-2000.

I seem to recall one of the memes surrounding George W. Bush’s candidacy was “restoring honor to the WH”.

Yeah, about that…

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:16:49am

Wow. Just fucking wow.

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Fineday  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:18:03am

He is so badly missed…

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:18:12am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:18:32am

re: #59 Sir John Barron

I seem to recall one of the memes surrounding George W. Bush’s candidacy was “restoring honor to the WH”.

Yeah, about that…

whatever else you can say about Dubya, he did not have a lot of personal scandals during his tenure as President

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:19:27am

re: #62 Dave In Austin

Trump’s need to hate seems pathological.

I think it is rooted in a need to intimidate and impose.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:20:50am

re: #63 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

whatever else you can say about Dubya, he did not have a lot of personal scandals during his tenure as President

Oh, George W. is head and shoulders above the current occupant in my regard. It just goes to show how far the so-called “Values Voters” and “Character Counts” crowd has fallen.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:22:50am
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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:22:53am
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Eventual Carrion  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:23:55am

So sweet. Foster cat gifted us with a baby bunny on the kitchen floor this morning when she came in from outside. Wife opened the back door and in she trotted and dropped it in the middle of the floor. She was so proud.

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:24:49am

Mika drops mic.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:24:59am

re: #68 Eventual Carrion

So sweet. Foster cat gifted us with a baby bunny on the kitchen floor this morning when she came in from outside. Wife opened the back door and in she trotted and dropped it in the middle of the floor. She was so proud.

One of my former feline overlords (since OTRB) did the same thing. I was furious. Rushed the poor rabbit to the emergency vet, but too late.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:25:03am

re: #49 Dave In Austin

Look at this shit….

“I’m better than these people, I’m president. They’d better start treating me that way.”

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:25:28am

re: #69 darthstar

Mika drops mic.

What picture did she tweet out?

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:26:04am

re: #67 darthstar

May I ask what the picture is?

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:26:36am
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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:27:01am
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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:27:13am
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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:28:03am

re: #40 Dave In Austin

IMorning Joe has taken to straight out mocking “The Dictator” on air. Maybe they are trying to atone for the initial support.

//

either that, or Zbig finally got through to him. Maybe a deathbed request, as his condition to get his blessing to be with his daughter?

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:28:41am

re: #76 darthstar

I sometimes regret the days I don’t bring my Twitter phone to work with me….

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:28:53am
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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:29:34am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:29:35am

re: #25 freetoken

Are other people having problems reaching various IP addresses?

LGF stopped loading for me for several minutes. Ancestry and Apple stopped replying to pings. But I was able to get to google, as well as cox and yahoo (though with a lot of latency.)

Just wondering if it’s me, or the Cox DNS, or if there is a bigger problem.

This may help
downdetector.com

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:29:47am

If any CEO of a Fortune 500 company was caught saying this and it went public, there’d be outcry for that person to step down immediately. It’s misogynistic, hateful, and undermines the image of that company.

But I’m not talking about just any CEO, or a Fortune 500 company here.

This is Trump, and he’s spewing misogynistic garbage daily and no one in his party gives a fuck what Trump says or does, so long as he rubber stamps the GOP agenda.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:30:08am

re: #48 darthstar

Dear god…he finished his thought..and it’s horrible.

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JFC

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:31:29am

re: #79 Dr. Matt

Thanks. That was funny.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:33:09am

What a pathetic asshole.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:33:59am

re: #74 Dr. Matt

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:36:36am

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹

Pretty much.

Senator Sasse’s “Never Trump” credentials are fraying daily - he is becoming another party over country guy.

“I don’t care if repeal of the ACA will close rural hospitals in my state, the Koch Brothers like it.”

He’s a year-and-a-half into office now. Long enough to learn the GOP ropes and find out who has the treats.

Never Trump was a political display.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:36:47am

re: #86 lawhawk

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Bueller.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:37:24am

re: #87 ObserverArt

He’s a year-and-a-half into office now. Long enough to learn the GOP ropes and find out who has the treats.

Never Trump was a political display.

Agree.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:38:35am

re: #87 ObserverArt

He’s a year-and-a-half into office now. Long enough to learn the GOP ropes and find out who has the treats.

Never Trump was a political display.

When all is said and done, you always count on Republicans to chug the Flavor-Aid.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:38:36am

I hate to be a wet blanket, but just maybe all the superbloom grass and brush that went dry in Los Angeles lately means we should skip the fireworks in the hillside areas? Looking at you Pasadena and Burbank.

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:39:16am

New Hamilton mix-tape video (“Immigrants”)

The Hamilton Mixtape: Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:40:25am

re: #22 William Lewis

Ooh, love that knee jerk. Think you can hit the ceiling next?

Modifiers are so important in discussions.

Words like ‘some’ and ‘a few’ can make all the difference.

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:40:35am

re: #91 Unshaken Defiance

I hate to be a wet blanket, but just maybe all the superbloom grass and brush that went dry in Los Angeles lately means we should skip the fireworks in the hillside areas? Looking at you Pasadena and Burbank.

My friends and I were always sensible angelanos — we’d buy boxes of sparklers and do them at the beach, before and after the Official display set off from the pier.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:40:40am

re: #87 ObserverArt

He’s a year-and-a-half into office now. Long enough to learn the GOP ropes and find out who has the treats.

Never Trump was a political display.

There were people who did not find his conservative credentials solid enough…the last ideologues of a dying breed.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:41:28am

re: #91 Unshaken Defiance

I hate to be a wet blanket, but just maybe all the superbloom grass and brush that went dry in Los Angeles lately means we should skip the fireworks in the hillside areas? Looking at you Pasadena and Burbank.

Yes, or they will burn.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:41:48am

re: #95 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There were people who did not find his conservative credentials solid enough…the last ideologues of a dying breed.

Yeah those like Ben Shapiro who call him a leftist.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:42:01am

I can’t wait to see how Sarah Huckabee is going to defend this.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:42:46am

re: #94 sagehen

My friends and I were always sensible angelanos — we’d buy boxes of sparklers and do them at the beach, before and after the Official display set off from the pier.

Beach is the best place to watch them anyhow imo.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:44:49am

Literally I can’t see any other President but Trump doing that. I don’t think even Nixon would be that pathetic.

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:44:52am

re: #28 Anymouse 🌹

I was not referring to individual Christians. I was referring to Christian churches or organisations. As I recall, a bunch of churches lined up behind folk like Donald Trump.

I’ve missed which ones have called out conservative deathcare as un-Christian. Can you point me to such a church Website?

I probably should get off to bed. Ranting about hypocrisy probably isn’t a good thing to do (unless I pick the correct hypocrites).

I’m surprised an editor can not choose words more wisely. There are ways to make a point without throwing the entire group/organization/religion/party under the bus.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:50:37am
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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:51:19am

re: #39 Hecuba’s daughter

My question: We know that Jill Stein is tied to Putin. Could Bernie also be a Putin puppet? He has continued to be less than helpful to the Democrats during the primaries, the election campaign, and post-election. Or is he just a narcissist?

Well, he is a socialist and got married in Russia.

So…/

I know one thing, he has gotten a big fat head and is as arrogant as any politician. I wish he would go away but that would cost him.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:52:22am

re: #98 Dr. Matt

I can’t wait to see how Sarah Huckabee is going to defend this.

It’s Obama’s fault?

Trump was goaded?

It didn’t happen, and you were never here *neuralyzer*

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:54:30am

re: #102 Dave In Austin

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Reminds me of a bully’s lackey. No thoughts for himself. Just goes along with the bully.

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:54:56am

re: #51 darthstar

The President’s tweets speak for themselves. —WH

Yeah they do and it is clear.

Our “President” is an ASSHOLE.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:55:14am

re: #104 lawhawk

It’s Obama’s fault?

Trump was goaded?

It didn’t happen, and you were never here *neuralyzer*

I actually think she’s going to try to justify it as “the president has the right to defend himself against the fake mainstream media “. The entire media establishment should be fucking in rage right now Every media organization right now should be piling on this asshole nonstop

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:57:37am

re: #105 HappyWarrior

Reminds me of a bully’s lackey. No thoughts for himself. Just goes along with the bully.

The proper word is “Toady”…

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:57:41am

re: #59 Sir John Barron

I seem to recall one of the memes surrounding George W. Bush’s candidacy was “restoring honor to the WH”.

Yeah, about that…

Yeah, they lied about that too.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:58:38am

re: #108 Dave In Austin

The proper word is “Toady”…

That’s right.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:58:52am

re: #107 Dr. Matt

Why not both.

He never takes responsibility for his own actions. It’s always someone else’s fault.

Billy Bush made him say that he sexually assaulted women and that he leered at women in dressing areas at the various pageants he operated. The media lies about what he said, all while quoting him verbatim. Etc.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:59:27am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:59:36am

re: #107 Dr. Matt

I actually think she’s going to try to justify it as “the president has the right to defend himself against the fake mainstream media “. The entire media establishment should be fucking in rage right now Every media organization right now should be piling on this asshole nonstop

Agree.

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:00:35am

re: #63 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

whatever else you can say about Dubya, he did not have a lot of personal scandals during his tenure as President

Not personal, but his administration on the other hand. Or, are we already forgetting the whole run up to war with Iraq that had zero to do with 9/11?

(Not blaming you Wendell…just how time seems to allow some people to gloss over all the bad…for political reasons)

Say, what about those Air National Guard years.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:01:17am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:01:49am

re: #115 lawhawk

Indeed.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:09:11am

re: #91 Unshaken Defiance

I hate to be a wet blanket, but just maybe all the superbloom grass and brush that went dry in Los Angeles lately means we should skip the fireworks in the hillside areas? Looking at you Pasadena and Burbank.

Nope.

Living in Los Angeles for the past 35 years there are two nights I truly hate—July 4th because everyone is shooting off illegal fireworks until 3 or 4 AM in the moring and New Year’s Eve when every idiot with a gun has to go outside and open fire until you guessed it—3 or 4 AM.

Still remember the first year I was out here living with my grandmother and the next door idiot went out right at midnight on New Year’s Eve and opened fire with his gun…and shot out a neighbor’s window…

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:11:21am

Smerconish is laying into Trump right now over his disgusting tweets.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:12:33am

re: #115 lawhawk

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The sad thing is that the Republican base is lapping this up the exact same way that a Junky craves heroin. The Republican base can’t get enough of Trump’s bullying, they love it and they encourage it.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:13:16am

“And for the low, low price of $200,000, you too can have yourself, or someone you love, talked down to like this by President Donald Trump!”

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:13:37am

re: #119 Joe Bacon 🌹

The sad thing is that the Republican base is lapping this up the exact same way that a Junky craves heroin. The Republican base can’t get enough of Trump’s bullying, they love it and they encourage it.

Oh yeah for sure.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:13:48am

re: #114 ObserverArt

Not personal, but his administration on the other hand. Or, are we already forgetting the whole run up to war with Iraq that had zero to do with 9/11?

(Not blaming you Wendell…just how time seems to allow some people to gloss over all the bad…for political reasons)

Say, what about those Air National Guard years.

Maybe God can forgive Dumbya for lying us into a war. BUT I NEVER WILL!!!!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:14:02am

LOW RATINGS JOE & STUPID RETARD MIKA BROUGHT IT ON THEMSELF!!!! THEY SAID VERY VERY MEAN, UNFAIR, UGLY, FAKE NEWS THINGS ABOUT ME AND ALL I AM DOING IS TO DEFEND MY SELF!!!! I AM STRONG & I PUNCH BACK AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE UNFAIR & MEAN TO ME!!!!!!

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:14:21am

re: #119 Joe Bacon 🌹

The sad thing is that the Republican base is lapping this up the exact same way that a Junky craves heroin. The Republican base can’t get enough of Trump’s bullying, they love it and they encourage it.

Acting a little deplorable they are.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:15:06am

re: #123 The Vicious Babushka

Because the world is actually just a grade school playground.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:15:34am

His base loves his childish bullshit. It’s why they adore him.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:16:21am
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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:16:58am
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dharmamark  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:21:03am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

thats fucked up

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:21:09am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

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Saw that yesterday. Man I hate the fucking NRA.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:21:53am

re: #124 ObserverArt

Acting a little deplorable they are.

Anyone who still supports him is either totally deplorable or ignorant beyond words or a Netanyahu toady.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:22:07am

re: #52 lawhawk

Trump: Russia is a fake news conspiracy concocted by the media and Democrats.

House investigation into Russia: Um, about that Trump. Your bodyguard is now under scrutiny.

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So, on top of everyone else in your inner circle lawyering up, your bodyguard has to lawyer up too? Is there anyone else that isn’t getting lawyered up at this point? Your spawn should probably start to consider lawyers too.

Why?

It isn’t a conspiracy when they were all lying their asses off about meeting with Russian diplomats and agents and not reporting any of them as they were required to do. Well, it’s not the conspiracy that you think it is. Reporting those criminal acts (the failure to report) isn’t a conspiracy, but all your cronies meeting with Russians does reek of a concerted effort to coordinate with Russia about something.

The guy who personally delivered Comey his walking papers…to his empty office in DC while Comey was at an FBI office in CA?

Good.

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Frenchy  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:22:29am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

That woman has hatred and anger permanently etched into her face.

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lizardofid  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:25:02am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

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Still using President Obama to sell their special brand of fear.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:25:22am

re: #69 darthstar

Mika drops mic.

There’s no winner here. Morning Joke helped elect Trump. They fawned over him repeatedly. Trump is a lunatic. They all suck.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:26:56am

re: #130 HappyWarrior

Saw that yesterday. Man I hate the fucking NRA.

I don’t like Dana Muhgunz much either.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:27:43am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:29:07am

re: #136 The Vicious Babushka

I don’t like Dana Muhgunz much either.

Yeah she’s awful too.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:29:27am

re: #115 lawhawk

While MSNBC continues to hire more and more right wing assholes.

Like I said, there are no winners here. They all suck.

And we, the populace, lose.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:29:51am

re: #137 Stanley Sea

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So her Cyberbullying campaign is a load of crap. Thanks Melania.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:30:28am
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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:31:27am

Grisham is Melania’s communications director. Yeah, some piece of work they all are.

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nines09  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:33:13am

re: #142 HappyWarrior

Now imagine if Obama had said that.

Any Democrat. Anywhere.

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CongoJack  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:33:13am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

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She uses the word “they” quite a bit. The whole video sounds like the opening salvo of a Trump dictatorship.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:34:46am

Fucking stuck timepiece

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:35:55am

re: #146 Dave In Austin

Fucking stuck timepiece

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Yeah Erick, that’s your party. You guys nominated him. We warned against him and many of y’all didn’t care.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:37:09am

Whoa!! LOL!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:37:14am

He probably wanted to say Mika was “bleeding out of her wherever” but in a rare flash of memory realized that he had said it before so decided to go with another bleed source.

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:37:50am

re: #114 ObserverArt

Not personal, but his administration on the other hand. Or, are we already forgetting the whole run up to war with Iraq that had zero to do with 9/11?

(Not blaming you Wendell…just how time seems to allow some people to gloss over all the bad…for political reasons)

Say, what about those Air National Guard years.

GWB appointees criminal cases:

Felipe Sixto—Office: Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs as well as Duty Director at the Office of Public Liaison. Crime: Misuse of grant money from the U.S. Agency for International Development from before he took office. Result: conviction and imprisonment

Scott Bloch—Office: head the United States Office of Special Counsel. Crime: pleaded guilty to criminal contempt of Congress for withholding information from a congressional investigation. Result: conviction and imprisonment

Lewis “Scooter” Libby—Office: Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. Crime: perjury and obstruction of justice in the Valerie Plame case. Sentence: imprisonment (commuted by George W. Bush)

John Korsmo—Office: chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board. Crime: pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. Result: convicted but not imprisoned

Darleen A. Druyun—Office: Principal Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force. Crime: pleaded guilty to inflating the price of contracts to favor her future employer, Boeing. Result: convicted and imprisoned

David Safavian—Office: General Services Administration Chief of Staff. Crime: found guilty of blocking justice and lying in the Jack Abramoff Scandal. Result: convicted and imprisoned

Roger Stillwell—Office: Staff in the Department of the Interior. Crime: Pleaded guilty to participating in the Jack Abramoff scandal. Result: convicted (imprisonment suspended)

J. Steven Griles—Office: Deputy to the Secretary of the Interior. Crime: pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in the Jack Abramoff Scandal. Result: convicted and imprisoned

Italia Federici—Office: staff to the Secretary of the Interior, and President of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy. Crime: pled guilty to tax evasion and obstruction of justice. Resulted: convicted but not imprisoned

Jared Carpenter—Office: Vice-President of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy. Crime: pled guilty to income tax evasion. Result: convicted and imprisoned

Mark Zachares—Office: staff in the Department of Labor. Crime: bribed by Abramoff and guilty of conspiracy to defraud. Result: convicted but not imprisoned

Robert E. Coughlin—Office: Deputy Chief of Staff, Criminal Division of the Justice Department. Crime: pleaded guilty to conflict of interest after accepting bribes from Jack Abramoff. Result: convicted but not imprisoned

Kyle Foggo—Office: Executive director of the CIA. Crime: was convicted of honest services fraud in the awarding of government contracts. Result: convicted and imprisoned

Claude Allen—Office: Advisor on Domestic Policy. Crime: series of felony thefts in retail stores. Result: convicted by not imprisoned

Lester Crawford—Office: Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Crime: pleaded guilty to conflict of interest. Result: convicted but not imprisoned

Bernard Kerik—Office: nominated to be Secretary of Homeland Security but confirmation derailed. Crime: employing an undocumented nanny two and other improprieties, and later two counts of tax fraud and five counts of lying to the federal government. Result: convicted and imprisoned

And that doesn’t even count “related” cases of people who weren’t executive branch: Duke Cunningham, Jack Abramoff, etc….

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:38:13am

re: #146 Dave In Austin

Trump isn’t merely tweeting about facelifts.

He’s engaging in his nearly constant misogynstic assault on women who identify his faults (and boy, are there faults). They identify his lies, omissions, his know-nothing agenda, his failure to understand basic concepts, all of it.

Trump hates women who are strong - and that’s something the GOP mirrors in large part. They can’t stand women being at the forefront.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:38:17am

re: #145 CongoJack

She uses the word “they” quite a bit. The whole video sounds like the opening salvo of a Trump dictatorship.

It sounds exactly like Germany 1933.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:39:01am

wtop.com

And this is a way to be after you lose a primary. Proud to have supported Tom. I hope he considers another office someday.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:40:04am

re: #148 Dave In Austin

Whoa!! LOL!

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Okay that was quite good.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:40:53am

re: #152 Stanley Sea

It sounds exactly like Germany 1933.

Exactly.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:41:31am

re: #127 The Vicious Babushka

Short summary?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:41:59am

re: #156 Sir John Barron

Short summary?

Be afraid, join the NRA.

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Mike Lamb  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:42:22am

He’s made Morning Joe a sympathetic character. Maybe he really is a uniter…

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:42:31am

re: #151 lawhawk

Trump isn’t merely tweeting about facelifts.

He’s engaging in his nearly constant misogynstic assault on women who identify his faults (and boy, are there faults). They identify his lies, omissions, his know-nothing agenda, his failure to understand basic concepts, all of it.

Trump hates women who are strong - and that’s something the GOP mirrors in large part. They can’t stand women being at the forefront.

And this is no different than interrupting his call to the PM to complement a reporter on her smile.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:42:49am

re: #152 Stanley Sea

It sounds exactly like Germany 1933.

Speaking of Germany, they’ve apparently moved to block a rally by Turkish President Erdogan.

Germany says it would be inappropriate for Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to address Turks in Germany during the G20 summit next week.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Turkey had made such a request officially, but “it’s not a good idea”. “We have constitutional justification for doing this,” he said.

Hamburg will host the G20 on 7-8 July.

bbc.com

Erdogan’s gonna scream bloody murder. I can all but guarantee it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:43:19am

re: #140 nines09

Donald Trump has blamed the US constitution for the problems he has encountered during his first 100 days in office

Sunday 30 April 2017

In other words, he did not read the operating manual before assuming control of the mechanism of government.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:43:20am

re: #151 lawhawk

Trump isn’t merely tweeting about facelifts.

He’s engaging in his nearly constant misogynstic assault on women who identify his faults (and boy, are there faults). They identify his lies, omissions, his know-nothing agenda, his failure to understand basic concepts, all of it.

Trump hates women who are strong - and that’s something the GOP mirrors in large part. They can’t stand women being at the forefront.

That’s why all this needs to be left on the doorstep of the House and Senate Maj. leaders. To me it sez more about them than ” The Dictator(tm)”. Mango Maniac can’t help himself, Mac n’ Cheese need to take a stand.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:43:41am

re: #146 Dave In Austin

Fucking stuck timepiece

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:44:56am

re: #114 ObserverArt

Not personal, but his administration on the other hand. Or, are we already forgetting the whole run up to war with Iraq that had zero to do with 9/11?

(Not blaming you Wendell…just how time seems to allow some people to gloss over all the bad…for political reasons)

Say, what about those Air National Guard years.

that was before his tenure as Prez, which is why I phrased it that way. I just meant that he did not have any bimbo-related scandals unless you include his girls-gone-wild daughters…

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:45:31am

re: #157 HappyWarrior

Be afraid, join the NRA.

Yeah but Obama’s not around to scare us anymore. But maybe the Resist people and BLM are the threats now.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:45:34am

Adolf Drump just gave the Morning Joe crew huge ratings tomorrow.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:46:09am

re: #165 Sir John Barron

Yeah but Obama’s not around to scare us anymore. But maybe the Resist people and BLM are the threats now.

Yeah she mentions them in the video.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:46:12am

Even more notable - the NRA talked about the need for the 2A to protect against Gov’t tyranny. Now this ad puts them on the side of government tyranny as a paramilitary organization suppressing dissent.

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nines09  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:46:38am

re: #145 CongoJack

She uses the word “they” quite a bit. The whole video sounds like the opening salvo of a Trump dictatorship.

She says “they” and “they” fill in the blank. The NRA is another malignancy we have to deal with. You can buy all the weapons you can afford. Can’t even carry them all. Have thousands of rounds. Kevlar. Armor piercing rounds. And yet still afraid. Still scared. Because of shit like this. I see an NRA sticker on a vehicle I figure them either crazy, bigoted, or flat out stupid. OR all 3.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:47:00am

re: #163 Dr. Matt

Trump is MAGA! Show respect for our prez! So what he tweets and insults people it’s refreshing and he’s just defending himself! Oh look here is picture of Obama with his feet on the desk in the Oval Office!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:47:17am

re: #168 Blind Frog Belly White

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Even more notable - the NRA talked about the need for the 2A to protect against Gov’t tyranny. Now this ad puts them on the side of government tyranny as a paramilitary organization suppressing dissent.

Yep.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:48:04am

re: #167 HappyWarrior

Yeah she mentions them in the video.

Shocking. /

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:48:13am

re: #160 Dr Lizardo

Speaking of Germany, they’ve apparently moved to block a rally by Turkish President Erdogan.

bbc.com

Erdogan’s gonna scream bloody murder. I can all but guarantee it.

They had a major kerfuffle over that during the recent Turkish referendum, during which Germany refused to let Turkish government officials hold political rallies on German territory (over a million Turkish citizens living in Germany are eligible to vote in Turkey)

In return, Turkey refused to let German officials visit German NATO soldiers stationed in Turkey.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:48:21am

re: #168 Blind Frog Belly White

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Even more notable - the NRA talked about the need for the 2A to protect against Gov’t tyranny. Now this ad puts them on the side of government tyranny as a paramilitary organization suppressing dissent.

Brownshirts.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:48:47am

NRA took the time to make that trashy video but not one word from them about the Castile verdict. It’s almost like they’re racists and don’t care about minority gun owners.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:50:15am

re: #173 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They had a major kerfuffle over that during the recent Turkish referendum, during which Germany refused to let Turkish government officials hold political rallies on German territory (over a million Turkish citizens living in Germany are eligible to vote in Turkey)

In return, Turkey refused to let German officials visit German NATO soldiers stationed in Turkey.

Yeah, Germany’s apparently going to be pulling its soldiers out of Turkey pretty soon.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:50:35am

re: #175 HappyWarrior

NRA took the time to make that trashy video but not one word from them about the Castile verdict. It’s almost like they’re racists and don’t care about minority gun owners.

They are a lobbying organization for the gun industry, and their target market is predominantly white.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:51:06am

re: #176 Dr Lizardo

Yeah, Germany’s apparently going to be pulling its soldiers out of Turkey pretty soon.

Was not sure about that aspect of it, did Germany decide to yank them?

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:51:44am

re: #168 Blind Frog Belly White

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:51:51am

re: #167 HappyWarrior

Yeah she mentions them in the video.

Any mention of Deep State?

/

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:53:31am

re: #177 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They are a lobbying organization for the gun industry, and their target market is predominantly white.

Yep.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:53:48am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:53:51am

re: #180 Sir John Barron

Any mention of Deep State?

/

No actually but bitching about teachers.

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(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:53:59am

re: #149 The Vicious Babushka

He probably wanted to say Mika was “bleeding out of her wherever” but in a rare flash of memory realized that he had said it before so decided to go with another bleed source.

A Trump moment of clarity.

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:54:29am

re: #168 Blind Frog Belly White

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Even more notable - the NRA talked about the need for the 2A to protect against Gov’t tyranny. Now this ad puts them on the side of government tyranny as a paramilitary organization suppressing dissent.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:54:51am

Here’s Sarah’s response..

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:55:43am

re: #175 HappyWarrior

NRA took the time to make that trashy video but not one word from them about the Castile verdict. It’s almost like they’re racists and don’t care about minority gun owners.

African-Americans with guns is who the NRA is arming itself against. The Second Amendment is only for whites; any African-American who carries, even if they are a child with a toy gun, is in danger of being shot by a cop who needs no more justification than that the victim was black and was armed (or was black and the cop thought he was armed).

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(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:56:59am

re: #183 HappyWarrior

No actually but bitching about teachers.

The teachers took her to the mat when she ‘visited’ Madison during the Actg 10 protests. Man, if there’s a group of people I would hate to get into a battle of wits w/ it’s a bunch of pissed off elementary/middle school teachers. They’re just ruthless.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:57:16am

re: #183 HappyWarrior

No actually but bitching about teachers.

Seriously? Even after Sandy Hook? Or because of it? (Those damn little kids and teachers getting killed make the guns look bad…)

/

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:57:31am

I bet Dana wouldn’t defend Hodgkinson.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:57:43am

re: #186 Stanley Sea

Asked about Trump’s Mika tweets on Fox, Sarah Sanders says, “This is a president who fights fire with fire” pic.twitter.com

— David Mack

No one could have predicted…..

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nines09  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:58:12am

re: #161 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

In other words, he did not read the operating manual before assuming control of the mechanism of government.

My opinion is he’s gotten away with so much over such a long period of time, he just doesn’t even care. If it stops him from doing what he wants, it’s bad. 30 years ago I thought this guy was a maggot. Couldn’t see the allure, the fawning, the ass kissing. Who in their right mind would give this guy money? He’s ripped off thousands of people and walked. Crashed casinos which are basically money printing machines. TV, radio, print, all slobbering on this toad. Then a year ago I hear people talking like he just dropped from the sky. No history. No track record. After all, he’s a celebrity.
He’s a sick individual. And the GOP is doing their best behind his chaos to undo decades of progress and social constructs.

I’ll say evil. Because evil doesn’t really care, and enjoys your pain and suffering.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:58:36am

re: #177 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They are a lobbying marketing organization for the gun industry, and their target market is predominantly white.

They’ve long since won the lobbying war. Starting in 2008, they really morphed completely into marketing for the gun and ammo companies by spending all their time and money whipping up white angst about Those People, to sell more guns. And it’s worked! A smaller percentage of American households may have guns, but the ones who do have a shitload of them. And they keep buying more.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:58:45am

re: #189 Sir John Barron

Seriously? Even after Sandy Hook? Or because of it? (Those damn little kids and teachers getting killed make the guns look bad…)

/

Pretty much, she said schools are bashing Trump. Yeah that’s a reason to join the NRA.

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CongoJack  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:59:02am

re: #187 Big Beautiful Door

African-Americans with guns is who the NRA is arming itself against. The Second Amendment is only for whites; any African-American who carries, even if they are a child with a toy gun, is in danger of being shot by a cop who needs no more justification than that the victim was black and was armed (or was black and the cop thought he was armed).

African Americans don’t even need to be armed. The white person just needs to feel fear (see: Zimmerman) - even if the fear is irrational - that is good enough for white jurors it seems for the execution of young black males.

*sigh*

I fear for the future of our minority brothers and sisters.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:59:16am

re: #194 HappyWarrior

Pretty much, she said schools are bashing Trump. Yeah that’s a reason to join the NRA.

No one can question Dear Leader….

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:00:04am

Let’s not forget. Trump is the guy that said he would fuck his daughter if she wasn’t his daughter.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:00:45am

re: #186 Stanley Sea

Here’s Sarah’s response..

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But we have to respect the office. // Nope not for this guy.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:00:52am

re: #156 Sir John Barron

Short summary?

Transcript:

They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler. They use their movie stars and singers and award shows to repeat their narrative over and over again. And then they use their ex-president to endorse the resistance. All to make them march, make them protest, make them scream racism and sexism and xenophobia and homophobia and smash windows, burn cars, shut down interstates and airports, bully and terrorize the law abiding — until the only option left is for police to do their jobs and stop the madness.
And when that happens, they’ll use it as an excuse for their outrage. The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth. I’m the National Rifle Association of America and I’m freedom’s safest place.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:02:19am

So I guess this means Murkowski, Collins and Capito just got their out on the Wealthcare bill? They’ll demand an apology and won’t get it and then they’ll vote no?

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:02:23am

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Was not sure about that aspect of it, did Germany decide to yank them?

Around the beginning of June. The move should be complete around September or so.

independent.co.uk

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:03:06am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

Protest is illegal now, huh, Dana Gunz?

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:04:19am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

Transcript:

*shudders*
Brings up so many disturbing historical images.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:04:25am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

Yeah, and who’s “they”, “their”? Everyone critical of dTumpF. But barely a year ago it was NRA and its acolytes who were threatening to overthrow a democratically elected government.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:04:29am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:04:49am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:06:44am

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

Huckabee Sanders on Morning Joe: “I’ve seen far worse things come out of that show.”

She should be asked to provide examples of this today.

— Abby D. Phillip

Like when Morning Joe said Megyn Kelly was bleeding out of her…no wait that was actually DJT.

Or like when Morning Joe said that he would just grab women by the pu**y…no wait that was DJT, too.

///

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:07:02am

re: #200 Ace Rothstein

So I guess this means Murkowski, Collins and Capito just got their out on the Wealthcare bill? They’ll demand an apology and won’t get it and then they’ll vote no?

No, they’ll vote for it after McConnell gives them a few billion dollars to fight opioid abuse so they can tell their constituents how much they improved the bill.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:07:05am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:08:07am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

Count on DJT to ruin his own “CNN LIES” talking point for this week.
/

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:08:54am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

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False news; they just touched up the photo to remove the blood.//

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:10:19am

HUCKABEE SANDERS: THE PREDISENT WAS JUST USING HIS SIGNATURE, UNIQUE “PUNCHBACK” STYLE OF ATTACKING EVERYONE WHO ATTACKS HIM FIRST!!!!1!!!1!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:11:00am

re: #211 Big Beautiful Door

False news; they just touched up the photo to remove the blood.//

LOOK AT THE PIXELS!!11!!

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:11:13am

re: #212 The Vicious Babushka

HUCKABEE SANDERS: THE PREDISENT WAS JUST USING HIS SIGNATURE, UNIQUE “PUNCHBACK” STYLE OF ATTACKING EVERYONE WHO ATTACKS HIM FIRST!!!!1!!!1!!!

Remember when Obama spent his time attacking Fox and Breitbart and Daily Caller and the Washington Times and etc every day?

/

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:12:31am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:13:05am

re: #212 The Vicious Babushka

HUCKABEE SANDERS: THE PREDISENT WAS JUST USING HIS SIGNATURE, UNIQUE “PUNCHBACK” STYLE OF ATTACKING EVERYONE WHO ATTACKS HIM FIRST!!!!1!!!1!!!

I’m sensing a pattern here. DJT’s MO is to constantly attack, whether its an unsympathetic media person, another candidate, Robert Mueller, etc.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:13:38am

re: #189 Sir John Barron

Seriously? Even after Sandy Hook? Or because of it? (Those damn little kids and teachers getting killed make the guns look bad…)

/

After Sandy Hook, a gun nut friend sent a mass mailing worrying about the effect on gun owners — but not a single word of sympathy for those who perished. Your statement is a perfect summary of his response.

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nines09  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:14:53am

GOP Kabuki Theatre Ensemble Says “That’s Not Right”…

Chirp……chirp……All beak, no backbone. Back to gutting America.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:14:59am

re: #212 The Vicious Babushka

HUCKABEE SANDERS: THE PREDISENT WAS JUST USING HIS SIGNATURE, UNIQUE “PUNCHBACK” STYLE OF ATTACKING EVERYONE WHO ATTACKS HIM FIRST!!!!1!!!1!!!

Has Noot Grinch weighed in yet on how presidential it is to attack anyone to any degree?

//

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:15:00am
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:16:08am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:17:21am

re: #221 FormerDirtDart

That was for other presidents.

/

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Franklin  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:17:53am
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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:18:28am

re: #221 FormerDirtDart

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Demonstrating once again that for every Trump tweet there is an equal and opposite Trump tweet.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:21:27am
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Targetpractice  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:22:35am

So let me ask the White House press corps: Was it worth it to keep taking this shit seriously when Bullshit Spice decided to cut off access to news cameras? Was continuing to show up, even doing cutesy things like bringing in a court sketch artist, worth the portion of your souls that you’ve sold in the name of “Access”?

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:25:12am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:25:30am

FWIW Our favorite RW climate denier but never Trumper Bret Stephens criticized CNN for firing the three journalists, his point being that no reporter is infallible —they made a mistake and the right way to deal with that is to apologize.

No news organization is going to pass an infallibility test, and advancing a perception that we should pass such a test merely sets us up for diminishing public regard. Journalistic honesty is better measured through corrections than dismissals.

That’s a lesson that bears repeating now, as the White House’s media vilification strategy comes to resemble a war on truth itself. I’ve noted elsewhere that Trump’s notion of truth is whatever he can get away with, at any given moment, for any given purpose.

nytimes.com

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:26:11am

re: #226 Targetpractice

So let me ask the White House press corps: Was it worth it to keep taking this shit seriously when Bullshit Spice decided to cut off access to news cameras? Was continuing to show up, even doing cutesy things like bringing in a court sketch artist, worth the portion of your souls that you’ve sold in the name of “Access”?

They sold them long ago when they gave trump billions of dollars in free advertising during the campaign.

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Interesting Times  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:28:17am

re: #227 MsJ

At first, I read his tweet as LGF-style sarcasm meant to mock cheeto benito’s statement, but, yeah…that type of thing doesn’t translate very well on Twitter.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:28:58am

Presidential Statements for June 29, 2017 (thus far)

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Targetpractice  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:35:25am

Our president* is being “bullied” by the press and his way of dealing with it is not to keep his head down and focus on the job to which he was elected, it’s to rage-tweet insults at a female news anchor, then trot out its press office back-up hitter to whine to said press about how “bullied” the president* is.

Remember when the dignity of the office was “threatened” by things like tan suits or saying “ni-CLANG!” when talking about race relations?

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:38:17am

re: #13 freetoken

Sad to see so many “liberal” minded folk get so easily swayed that the “Russian thing” isn’t important. To them, collusion with foreign powers, misrepresenting funding sources, passing around money, under-the-table influence, etc. is just a distraction, from apparently really important issue.

Usually socialize health care.

The obvious problem is that there is a false choice here. Our society can tackle more than one thing at a time.

Also, I find them to be blatantly utopian in their thinking of how society works. They think socialized healthcare somehow can exist when there is a breakdown of the rule of law and the rise of autocracies.

The problems of Trump and his administration with Russia and other foreign governments strikes at the very heart of what we can trust in our leadership and in the process of our government.

Some self-styled progressives seem to miss that point.

I say this after watching one of PZ Meyer’s video blogs from last month, in which a couple of other FTB personalities join him for a conversation.

The Russia Thing is VERY IMPORTANT

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:40:21am

Well, if there’s a silver lining to any of this bullshit, it’s that the Wealthcare bill is toast for at least thru the summer.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:40:23am

The GOP is doing this performance art bullshit. The media dutifully reports/recycles the same bullshit, and we are still left with a thoroughly compromised White House and GOP leadership that is pushing a reactionary and regressive agenda that undermines US national security daily, as well as the financial security for millions of Americans all because a handful of rich people want to be even richer.

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Interesting Times  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:41:09am

On another note, this sounds an awful lot like what a lot of LGF’ers were complaining about:

Facebook Post

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:41:49am

I’m sure John McCain is “Troubled” by Trump’s remarks though his history is no better.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:42:24am

re: #234 Ace Rothstein

Well, if there’s a silver lining to any of this bullshit, it’s that the Wealthcare bill is toast for at least thru the summer.

I don’t trust any of that. It’ll be dead when it’s double tapped and completely killed (zombieland rules). Even then, I wouldn’t trust it even after backing over a couple tanks on it and running it through shredders multiple times and burning the thing and then sprinkling holy water on it.

The GOP doesn’t want people to pay attention to the fact that they’re still intent on destroying health coverage for millions so as to pave the way for massive tax breaks for the rich. Trumpcare is the lynchpin for the tax reform that comes after this (another wave of massive tax breaks for the rich).

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:43:11am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

Transcript:

I wonder when the NRA will start selling uniforms.

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:43:29am

re: #239 Belafon

I wonder when the NRA will start selling uniforms.

The brown ones or the black ones? ///

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:43:40am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:43:48am

re: #235 lawhawk

Well, let’s keep the focus on important things like tax cuts and reducing health insurance coverage.

//

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:44:46am

re: #240 Teukka

The brown ones or the black ones? ///

White - because they’re the gang that can’t shoot straight.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:44:57am

re: #235 lawhawk

The GOP is doing this performance art bullshit. The media dutifully reports/recycles the same bullshit, and we are still left with a thoroughly compromised White House and GOP leadership that is pushing a reactionary and regressive agenda that undermines US national security daily, as well as the financial security for millions of Americans all because a handful of rich people want to be even richer.

From the tea party playbook: the left should pressure Republicans nearly every day on this. Make them answer this until they disown Trump for it.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:45:46am

re: #242 Sir John Barron

Well, let’s keep the focus on important things like tax cuts and reducing health insurance coverage.

//

It’s ENERGY week!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:45:56am

re: #180 Sir John Barron

Any mention of Deep State?

/

It is implied that a Soros-runded, Obama-led Deep State conspiracy is out to undo democracy in America, making them do totally un-American things like protest and resist…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:46:52am

re: #230 Interesting Times

At first, I read his tweet as LGF-style sarcasm meant to mock cheeto benito’s statement, but, yeah…that type of thing doesn’t translate very well on Twitter.

I had the same reaction — it was designed to mock Cheeto Benito, but it’s easy for people to mistake sarcasm for genuine commentary (the Poe principle?). There was an interesting tweet last night from someone (don’t know the person) who felt that Charles misinterpreted their mockery as a serious response in the Twitter conflict over Nikki Haley’s ridiculous remarks.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:47:22am

re: #186 Stanley Sea

Asked about Trump’s Mika tweets on Fox, Sarah Sanders says, “This is a president who fights fire with fire lets himself be dragged down to the basest level if he feels his honor and reputation are being impugned

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:47:33am

re: #236 Interesting Times

On another note, this sounds an awful lot like what a lot of LGF’ers were complaining about:

[Embedded content]

I don’t typically (meaning: ever) donate to political campaigns. I can’t imagine the flow of craptastic fundraising emails I would get if I did. It’s annoying enough when I have 10-15 emails in my inbox everyday that I delete without opening because they’re some sort of marketing bullshit (seriously, for some reason, I get two per day from the Ceaser’s hotel chains). And that’s just in my regular email. I have a second one that I pretty much never check that I use whenever I sign up for something that I think is going to send me unwanted email.

My point, I suppose, is that there’s a thin line between a good marketing/communication strategy and annoying the everloving shit out of people.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:49:19am

re: #202 Sir John Barron

Protest is illegal now, huh, Dana Gunz?

It is so un-American!

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:49:27am

re: #243 lawhawk

White - because they’re the gang that can’t shoot straight.

The easy joke here is that white wouldn’t work because too many of their members already have white uniforms in the back of the closet. But I’m going to be the bigger person and not make the jok(kk)e. Nope. Not I.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:51:34am

This… this seems significant (just don’t have the time to go much deeper)

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:52:13am

re: #251 KGxvi

The easy joke here is that white wouldn’t work because too many of their members already have white uniforms in the back of the closet. But I’m going to be the bigger person and not make the jok(kk)e. Nope. Not I.

Camo? We’ve already had brown shirts, black shirts, and even blue shirts in fascism so why not the camo shirts for us.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:52:46am

re: #192 nines09

My opinion is he’s gotten away with so much over such a long period of time, he just doesn’t even care. If it stops him from doing what he wants, it’s bad. 30 years ago I thought this guy was a maggot.

He is a media entity and is held to a different set of standards than a politician with a record of public service.

He knows that the rules and conventions politics and governing do not apply to him and he can get away with things that would sink almost any other politician.

And he knows that his latest outrageous statement will become a news item with supporters and critics, until his next outrageous statement takes over the News Cycle.

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:54:32am

re: #253 HappyWarrior

Camo? We’ve already had brown shirts, black shirts, and even blue shirts in fascism so why not the camo shirts for us.

Could be no shirts, like, emulating Putie?

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:54:45am

So, even tho I don’t feel like celebrating it, I made a T-shirt for July 4h.
You have to click to see the full tshirt, I think.

i have another great design with the Statue of Liberty —but I don’t have a copyright free photo of her. So I just made it for me. Can’t share, sorry.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:55:02am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So the dishonest POS lied? Do tell …

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cat-tikvah  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:55:12am

re: #118 Dr. Matt

I’m still ticked at him for opting to vote third party.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:55:53am

re: #253 HappyWarrior

Camo? We’ve already had brown shirts, black shirts, and even blue shirts in fascism so why not the camo shirts for us.

sure, pick one.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:57:21am

re: #259 Birth Control Works

sure, pick one.

Heh I meant by us, the US. I don’t look good in pink or camo. I do have a nice purple tee from a climate march tho.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:57:34am

re: #248 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #186 Stanley Sea

Asked about Trump’s Mika tweets on Fox, Sarah Sanders says, “This is a president who fights fire with fire lets himself be dragged down to the basest level if he feels his honor and reputation are being impugned

My take:
Asked about Trump’s Mika tweets on Fox, Sarah Sanders says, “This is a president who fights fire with fire automatically operates at the basest level in response to any criticism

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:58:02am

re: #5 Kragar

That one doesn’t even have a brain.

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lizardofid  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:58:06am

re: #255 Teukka

Could be no shirts, like, emulating Putie?

So, the new civil war will be shirts and skins?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:58:37am

re: #261 Hecuba’s daughter

My take:
Asked about Trump’s Mika tweets on Fox, Sarah Sanders says, “This is a president who fights fire with fire automatically operates at the basest level in response to any criticism

yes, phrased even better

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Targetpractice  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:58:40am

re: #252 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

This… this seems significant (just don’t have the time to go much deeper)

Well, for one thing, Barbara Lee was the only “Nay” vote on the 2001 bill. What has got my interest is that it’s made it this far. Perhaps even the GOP leadership is beginning to realize that there has to be some measure of restraint put in place on El Jefe Naranja. By the way, that’s my new favorite Trump nickname courtesy of the comments to that tweet.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 8:59:20am

re: #256 Birth Control Works

So, even tho I don’t feel like celebrating it, I made a T-shirt for July 4h.
You have to click to see the full tshirt, I think.

i have another great design with the Statue of Liberty —but I don’t have a copyright free photo of her. So I just made it for me. Can’t share, sorry.

fixed

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:01:04am

All this Russia nonsense if FAKE NEWS…

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:01:13am

There is a new release of Prince’s Purple Rain? I listened to it yesterday thru Amazon Prime Music.

I bought the albumn way back when it was released and really haven’t listened since. It is a really good albumn!

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Targetpractice  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:02:06am

Did someone mention Melania’s anti-cyber-bullying campaign?

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:03:01am
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Ace-o-aces  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:03:48am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:04:43am

LOL doggo just wants to kick back and enjoy some good tunes.

streamable.com

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:05:46am

re: #263 lizardofid

So, the new civil war will be shirts and skins?

Which side will be shirts and which will be skins… I need to know if I need to start doing sit ups again (the answer, either way is, “Yes, KGxvi, you need to start doing sit ups again).

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nines09  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:06:17am

re: #254 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He’s everything that ever was bad squared. New reality show;
“America’s Biggest Jerk Off.”

OT.
Off to take care of business. Like Led Zep? It’s only rock and roll.
I like how it’s almost effortless here.

Greta Van Fleet - Highway Tune [Live In The Sound Lounge]

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:07:26am
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Ace-o-aces  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:09:00am

Somebody tell Mango face he ain’t in Queens anymore.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:12:01am

re: #276 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Somebody tell Mango face he ain’t in Queens anymore.

They don’t seem to understand the difference between bullying and criticizing. Also, when did Joe Scarbourgh, former Republican member of the House of Representatives and perennial GOP apologist become part of the liberal media?

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:12:19am

Trump and Twitter are a

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:12:39am

re: #277 KGxvi

They don’t seem to understand the difference between bullying and criticizing. Also, when did Joe Scarbourgh, former Republican member of the House of Representatives and perennial GOP apologist become part of the liberal media?

since he stopped singing the praises of The Great One

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:12:47am

re: #277 KGxvi

They don’t seem to understand the difference between bullying and criticizing. Also, when did Joe Scarbourgh, former Republican member of the House of Representatives and perennial GOP apologist become part of the liberal media?

When he criticized Dear Leader.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:12:59am

re: #8 Timothy Watson

My first thought when I heard of this.

dai.ly

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:13:02am

re: #277 KGxvi

They don’t seem to understand the difference between bullying and criticizing. Also, when did Joe Scarbourgh, former Republican member of the House of Representatives and perennial GOP apologist become part of the liberal media?

When he and Mika criticized him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:13:43am

re: #278 Birth Control Works

Trump and Twitter are a

red herring

Yes, guaranteed to keep us occupied discussing and debating his latest outrageous statement while his people are busy dismantling all the gains that we have made over the past 50 years…

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:14:08am

Did I tell you that Wonder Woman was awesome?

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:15:55am

re: #252 lawhawk

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This… this seems significant (just don’t have the time to go much deeper)

War, any time Prince Tiny Hands feels slighted.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:16:29am
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:17:44am

re: #286 lawhawk

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But they don’t know what they’re doing but with healthcare.//

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:18:59am

re: #252 lawhawk

It’s almost like they don’t trust him with the military.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:21:57am
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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:22:34am

re: #288 KGxvi

It’s almost like they don’t trust him with the military.

almost?

Do you think the soldiers would follow his orders if they didn’t agree with them?

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plansbandc  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:22:51am

Wasn’t going to watch the NRA ad. Then I did. Fuck curiosity.

That’s a lit match seeking kindling.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:22:56am

re: #289 Birth Control Works

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That’s Eisenhower’s best domestic legacy imo.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:23:58am

re: #286 lawhawk

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Gee I wonder Why?

/

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:24:47am

re: #272 Dr Lizardo

LOL doggo just wants to kick back and enjoy some good tunes.

streamable.com

When I was in the 101st Abn Div our brigade had a mascot, “Bastogne”
He was a large Bulldog since the 327th Infantry are the “Bulldogs of Bastogne”
He would wander the brigade area, going wherever he wanted. Going into different battalion headquarters buildings or company orderly rooms, and just hanging out until he felt like moving on.
So, naturally he would on occasion insert himself into various official ceremonies, normally with his presence being acknowledged positively.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:26:01am

re: #284 Birth Control Works

Did I tell you that Wonder Woman was awesome?

Did I tell you I agree?

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:26:16am

re: #274 nines09

He’s everything that ever was bad squared. New reality show;
“America’s Biggest Jerk Off.”

OT.
Off to take care of business. Like Led Zep? It’s only rock and roll.
I like how it’s almost effortless here.

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Video

I just checked 4 songs. They’re really good!

Always nice to see youngs with guitars n’drums.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:28:20am
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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:29:42am

re: #295 wheat-dogg

Did I tell you I agree?

I love how when she first walks the streets of London, she is distracted by a baby.

very realistic.

:)

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:32:53am

re: #290 Birth Control Works

almost?

Do you think the soldiers would follow his orders if they didn’t agree with them?

Depends on the orders. But probably for the first time in my life, I can imagine a scenario where the president orders the military to do something and the military brass refuses the order.

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wheat-dogg  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:34:23am

re: #298 Birth Control Works

I love how when she first walks the streets of London, she is distracted by a baby.

very realistic.

:)

Not many babies on Thermyscira, I reckon.

Did you catch the exchange between Diana and Steve on the boat, about the necessity of men for procreation but not for pleasure? I saw the movie in China with a few students, and I wonder how the Chinese subtitles translated that remark. They had no outward reactions.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:40:09am

re: #252 lawhawk

This… this seems significant (just don’t have the time to go much deeper)

You know who is also surprised?
Rep. Barbra Lee…

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Targetpractice  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:42:37am

re: #303 FormerDirtDart

You know who is also surprised?
Rep. Barbra Lee…

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I like her optimism, but I suspect that there’s a less than altruistic motive to this on the part of the GOP. Would not surprise me if they’re looking to get some clips for “Dems are anti-troop/pro-terror” ad videos next year.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:43:48am
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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:50:47am
In a series of videos, Green revealed that her shift was a result of “red pilling,” the term for a twisted Matrix-inspired recruitment process coined by men’s rights advocates, pick-up artists, and the “alt right.” The process involves a recruiter who attempts to position white supremacists as oppressed truth tellers while spinning phony racial and gender science as “free speech” that’s being trampled on by feminists and the political left.

I can’t even remember what the red (or the blue) pills do.

Ah, the young and their jargon.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:51:55am

re: #305 Birth Control Works

And he’s still overstating it. Immigrants are LESS of a danger.

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John_Manyjars  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:54:08am

re: #23 Anymouse 🌹

Obviously the perp wasn’t black, since they didn’t straight up shoot his ass (especially after he shot at the cops).

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:54:27am

U.S. Can Seize Iran-Owned NYC Tower After Jury Sanction Ruling - Bloomberg
Of course there will be an appeal…

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:54:57am

re: #306 Birth Control Works

I can’t even remember what the red (or the blue) pills do.

Ah, the young and their jargon.

The red pill, in the Matrix, allowed you to go to reality. It disconnected you from the matrix. In other words, they’re twisting it into something with a completely different meaning.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:56:15am

re: #309 FormerDirtDart

U.S. Can Seize Iran-Owned NYC Tower After Jury Sanction Ruling - Bloomberg
Of course there will be an appeal…

I’m sure Trump will be OK with other countries taking his towers to pay for grievances against the US.

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John_Manyjars  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:56:18am

re: #117 Joe Bacon 🌹

Our animals are terrified of gunshots and fireworks. F*ck the 4th and gun-humpers.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:56:19am

re: #239 Belafon

I wonder when the NRA will start selling uniforms.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:56:19am
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Ace-o-aces  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:56:26am

re: #310 Belafon

The red pill, in the Matrix, allowed you to go to reality. It disconnected you from the matrix. In other words, they’re twisting it into something with a completely different meaning.

Anyone else find it ironic that these hyper-macho “men’s rights” types are using a metaphor from a movie made by two transsexuals?

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:57:34am

re: #310 Belafon

The red pill, in the Matrix, allowed you to go to reality. It disconnected you from the matrix. In other words, they’re twisting it into something with a completely different meaning.

So, Red for Real —unless it’s not?

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:57:51am

re: #177 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They are a lobbying organization for the gun industry, and their target market is predominantly white.

I posted yesterday after seeing this video they are no longer just a lobbying group for the industry. That video makes them a full-blown conservative PAC.

Sportsman gun owners should run away from them. They don’t represent you, especially if you are a moderate Republican, liberal Democrat, leftist, progressive. Far far right only.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:58:43am

re: #315 Ace-o-aces

Anyone else find it ironic that these hyper-macho “men’s rights” types are using a metaphor from a movie made by two transsexuals?

I thought only one of the two was transgender.

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jeffreyw  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:58:45am

Imgur
Sauteed cherry tomato sauced spaghetti

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:59:47am

re: #318 Belafon

I thought only one of the two was transgender.

Both are now.

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John_Manyjars  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:00:23am

re: #42 jeffreyw

Beautiful kitty!

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I cannot.  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:00:28am

re: #318 Belafon

Both, the other Wachowski didn’t come out until well after her sister did.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:02:22am

re: #322 I cannot.

Both, the other Wachowski didn’t come out until well after her sister did.

It’s a pretty crazy coincidence. TBH the Matrix never interested me that much but I’m glad they’ve found happiness.

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:04:32am

re: #198 HappyWarrior

But we have to respect the office. // Nope not for this guy.

Why? He has no respect for it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:05:04am

So apparently there’s a whole series of shitty. new NRA ads out…

Freedom’s Safest Place | Real Empowerment

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:05:38am
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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:05:59am
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:06:35am

If it doesn’t start there, the twitter-rage inducing comment appears to come at ~1:18 mark

Morning Joe crew mocks Trump’s fake populism and Time Magazine cover

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John_Manyjars  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:06:48am

re: #160 Dr Lizardo

You know who else liked rallies?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:07:28am
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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:08:12am

re: #199 The Vicious Babushka

Transcript:…The only way we stop this, the only way we save our country and our freedom is to fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth. I’m the National Rifle Association of America and I’m freedom’s safest place.

Violence of lies?

So tough they are.

What happened to “sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me?”

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:09:18am

re: #328 FormerDirtDart

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If is doesn’t start there, the twitter-rage inducing comment appears to come at ~1:18 mark

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If Joe Walsh doesn’t want Mika mocking his baby dick, he shouldn’t have brought in the debate. Anyhow he’s a fucking child.

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:10:45am

re: #325 Eclectic Cyborg

So apparently there’s a whole series of shitty. new NRA ads out…

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Video

I guess that’s the positive one. ///////

And again, Dana seems like she bathes in bile.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:11:29am

re: #324 ObserverArt

Why? He has no respect for it.

Because in democracy, institutions matter. Even if he’s a terrible person (he is) and has no respect for the institutions himself (he doesn’t), we have to preserve the institutions and norms as best we can. On a lot of levels, a functioning democracy - at least as how it is understood to exist in the Post-WWII epoch - relies on institutional traditions and norms. The two greatest threats to our constitutional system were Jackson ignoring the Supreme Court and ordering the Trail of Tears, and the southern war of treason because of an election result. I’d say the third was FDR’s court packing scheme, but the failure to impeach Trump may be rising up the ranks pretty fast. All of those incidents were (are) based on the parties involved rejecting established norms and traditions.

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jeffreyw  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:11:42am

re: #321 John_Manyjars

Beautiful kitty!

That’s Bea, who is a great help with the gardening.

Imgur

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:12:56am

re: #331 ObserverArt

Violence of lies?

So tough they are.

What happened to “sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me?”

And the tag line - ‘America’s safest place.’

Fuckin’ snowflakes.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:13:04am

Is it time yet for another Fox News segment on how terrible it is that everyone is so mean to Our President and His Family?
/

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:13:21am

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

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Jews and Blacks because the NRA’s allies are in charge of Congress and most state legislatures and the WH. They also have media allies too.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:13:44am

re: #331 ObserverArt

Violence of lies?

So tough they are.

What happened to “sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me?”

Deplorables 2016: Fck Your Feelings, snowflake!

Deplorables 2017: Waaaah!!!!

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:14:15am

Ana Navarro is going off on CNN

Love her.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:14:27am

re: #336 makeitstop

And the tag line - ‘America’s safest place.’

Fuckin’ snowflakes.

It is a safe place for assholes who need to hide behind guns.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:15:54am

re: #337 Sir John Barron

Is it time yet for another Fox News segment on how terrible it is that everyone is so mean to Our President and His Family?
/

Are they doing them on the quarter hour now, or just the top and bottom of the hour?

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:15:54am

re: #335 jeffreyw

That’s Bea, who is a great help with the gardening.

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oooooh, I whhhaaaannnnt a kitty.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:16:10am

re: #325 Eclectic Cyborg

So apparently there’s a whole series of shitty. new NRA ads out…

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LIBERAL LIBTARDS AND THEIR SNOWFLAKEY SAFE SPACES!!!!!!

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:16:10am
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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:17:04am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart

But Obama wore a tan suit that one time…

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:17:20am

re: #234 Ace Rothstein

Well, if there’s a silver lining to any of this bullshit, it’s that the Wealthcare bill is toast for at least thru the summer.

I think it is toast now. I understand other Republicans have walked away since the bill was pulled Tuesday. Some say numbers now are in the 20s and you are now hearing a lot of Republicans saying they want a bi-partisan answer.

That is if Trump can get over having to work with the “not serious” Chuck Schumer.

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BeachDem  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:18:34am

re: #137 Stanley Sea

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:19:04am

re: #331 ObserverArt

Violence of lies?

So tough they are.

What happened to “sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me?”

That only applies to LIBTARD SNOWFLAKES WHO ARE SO POLITICAL CORRECT!!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:19:51am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart

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OFFS it’s how he always treats people.

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John_Manyjars  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:20:57am

re: #237 HappyWarrior

This is the ‘statesman’ who sang in public about bombing Iran, after all.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:21:21am
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Jay C  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:21:43am

re: #334 KGxvi

Because in democracy, institutions matter. Even if he’s a terrible person (he is) and has no respect for the institutions himself (he doesn’t), we have to preserve the institutions and norms as best we can. On a lot of levels, a functioning democracy - at least as how it is understood to exist in the Post-WWII epoch - relies on institutional traditions and norms. The two greatest threats to our constitutional system were Jackson ignoring the Supreme Court and ordering the Trail of Tears, and the southern war of treason because of an election result. I’d say the third was FDR’s court packing scheme, but the failure to impeach Trump may be rising up the ranks pretty fast. All of those incidents were (are) based on the parties involved rejecting established norms and traditions.

Disagree about FDR’s failed court-packing scheme: in fact, it was widespread (and bipartisan) defense of those “established norms and traditions” that sank the plan* - and tarnished Roosevelt’s reputation (still does, in most histories). But I agree that the reflexive partisan defense of Donald Trump - despite his manifest unsuitability for the office - is going to rank right up there with the others.

*that, and the Supreme Court’s eventual “revelation” that Roosevelt’s New Deal programs were not, after all, the heinous evil ravishment of the Constitution that the wingnuts of the day felt they were (and shockingly, still do in large part).

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:22:15am

re: #352 The Vicious Babushka

That money could go to subsidize Republican members of congress’ housing because DC is so expensive.

///

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:22:50am

re: #351 John_Manyjars

This is the ‘statesman’ who sang in public about bombing Iran, after all.

Called his wife a see you next Thursday within earshot of reporters too.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:23:24am

re: #330 The Vicious Babushka

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:23:51am
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Ace-o-aces  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:24:22am

re: #346 Sir John Barron

But Obama wore a tan suit that one time…

I like to think he chose the tan suit for his official portrait to troll the wingnuts.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:24:27am

re: #353 Jay C

Disagree about FDR’s failed court-packing scheme: in fact, it was widespread (and bipartisan) defense of those “established norms and traditions” that sank the plan* - and tarnished Roosevelt’s reputation (still does, in most histories). But I agree that the reflexive partisan defense of Donald Trump - despite his manifest unsuitability for the office is going to rank right up there with the others.

*that, and the Supreme Court’s eventual “revelation” that Roosevelt’s New Deal programs were not, after all, the heinous evil ravishment of the Constitution that the wingnuts of the day felt they were (and shockingly, still do in large part).

I mean the scheme itself was a threat to norms and traditions, not the end result. Had it been established that a president and willing Congress could just increase the size of the Supreme Court when it didn’t agree with their agenda, we’d have a Supreme Court with 40 members today, and the GOP probably looking to add more.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:25:18am

re: #357 Dr. Matt

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Yep.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:26:09am

re: #345 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

YouTube

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Sir John Barron  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:26:17am

re: #358 FormerDirtDart

Yes—Trump takes it to a new low, but Obama was part of this trend.

— Matt Lewis

BOTH SIDES!!!

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:26:27am
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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:26:57am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:28:44am

So Page or Not To Page.
California Single Payer. They say (claim?!) $400 billion to do it including 200 billion already baked in. Wait a minute, that over $800 per month for every person alive here. Family of four, $38,000 PER YEAR.

Is that some High Speed Train math going on or what?

What I don’t want is to spark a fight over the partisan or Gov v medical supplier like Blue Cross or ideology. I think we gotta look hard at the math.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:29:33am

re: #365 Birth Control Works

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WTF.

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EPR-radar  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:29:48am

re: #365 Birth Control Works

Republicans are barbarians. Their model for holding office is that of Visigoths in sacked Rome — take what they can while they can — because they aren’t interested in (or capable of) doing the hard work needed to keep a civilization going.

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:30:11am

So now they’ve started digging up old dirt on Joe Scarborough to justify Mango Hitler’s morning rant.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:30:19am

re: #363 Sir John Barron

BOTH SIDES!!!

So stupid.

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Birth Control Works  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:30:38am

bbl

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:31:15am

re: #369 Ace-o-aces

So now they’ve started digging up old dirt on Joe Scarborough to justify Mango Hitler’s morning rant.

[Embedded content]

Well considering Trump specifically insulted Mika.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:31:29am

Not to panic, the “anti-tank rocket launcher” is just a Yugoslavian clone of the venerable M72 LAW, so it’s only a single shot and done weapon…
//

And, what’s a dozen or so more AK-47s going to do in “Merica? Not much…
//

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:32:04am

What was I saying about people starting to leave the White House?

This guy worked for Pence for 12 years, but it looks like he wants to get out of the way of the shitstorm.

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:32:29am

re: #292 HappyWarrior

That’s Eisenhower’s best domestic legacy imo.

I’m also pretty stoked how he took the space program away from the military, and made sure NASA was a civilian agency.

And, oh yeah, sending the 101st Airborne into Little Rock to make sure those confederate assholes understood that the Supreme Court really truly is Supreme.

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CongoJack  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:34:02am

re: #357 Dr. Matt

[Embedded content]

Who is the person being referenced, “woman who eats Fruit Loops from a bathtub.”

I’m not up on my RW bullshit.

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John_Manyjars  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:34:41am

re: #265 Targetpractice

I will always honor Rep. Lee for that. A lone Congressional voice against the titanic mound of BS that was the runup to GW2.

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:35:22am

re: #376 CongoJack

Who is the person being referenced, “woman who eats Fruit Loops from a bathtub.”

I’m not up on my RW bullshit.

GloZell

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John_Manyjars  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:35:59am

re: #374 makeitstop

Rats and ships come to mind…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:36:10am

re: #375 sagehen

I’m also pretty stoked how he took the space program away from the military, and made sure NASA was a civilian agency.

And, oh yeah, sending the 101st Airborne into Little Rock to make sure those confederate assholes understood that the Supreme Court really truly is Supreme.

Best Republican president in the last 100 years and it’s not even close imo.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:36:38am
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John_Manyjars  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:39:18am

re: #356 HappyWarrior

Heh, quelle surprise!!

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Jay C  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:40:14am

re: #292 HappyWarrior

That’s Eisenhower’s best domestic legacy imo.

In (I think) 1919, then-Lieutenant Eisenhower was assigned to a particular military exercise that would have a lot of repercussions for the future: it was a multi-vehicle Army convoy that undertook to drive from (I think) Maryland to Oakland over the existing road network. It took them something like forty days, over a road system that was scarcely improved since the Wild West days. Supposedly, Ike’s experience led him, as President, to use the excuse of military utility (I think the term “Defense” is still part of the formal designation of the Interstate Highway System) to push for Federal financing of a modern highway network nationwide. Wherever traffic and needy Congressional Districts mandated….

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Jack Burton  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:40:38am

re: #381 Dr. Matt

DO IT!
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:43:08am

re: #383 Jay C

In (I think) 1919, then-Lieutenant Eisenhower was assigned to a particular military exercise that would have a lot of repercussions for the future: it was a multi-vehicle Army convoy that undertook to drive from (I think) Maryland to Oakland over the existing road network. It took them something like forty days, over a road system that was scarcely improved since the Wild West days. Supposedly, Ike’s experience led him, as President, to use the excuse of military utility (I think the term “Defense” is still part of the formal designation of the Interstate Highway System) to push for Federal financing of a modern highway network nationwide. Wherever traffic and needy Congressional Districts mandated….

Yeah I had read that too.

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:46:21am

re: #327 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

New York Values (Sense of Humor)

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:48:20am

re: #296 makeitstop

I just checked 4 songs. They’re really good!

Always nice to see youngs with guitars n’drums.

Yeah they are good. And the singer has some range and seems he can do tthat high scream stuff effortlessly. Riff rock…it never can die!

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:51:43am

re: #299 KGxvi

Depends on the orders. But probably for the first time in my life, I can imagine a scenario where the president orders the military to do something and the military brass refuses the order.

I’ve been saying this from day one of him taking office. There have to be talks going on at the Pentagon regarding what they can do to assess the real issues versus Trump wagging dogs or worse, doing something really stupid.

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jeffreyw  Jun 29, 2017 • 10:54:56am

re: #343 Birth Control Works

oooooh, I whhhaaaannnnt a kitty.

We have a few spares…

Imgur

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 11:05:36am

re: #383 Jay C

In (I think) 1919, then-Lieutenant Eisenhower was assigned to a particular military exercise that would have a lot of repercussions for the future: it was a multi-vehicle Army convoy that undertook to drive from (I think) Maryland to Oakland over the existing road network. It took them something like forty days, over a road system that was scarcely improved since the Wild West days.

62 days.

atlasobscura.com

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 11:09:14am

re: #352 The Vicious Babushka

Raw Story ✔ @RawStory
‘Do they really need a wheelchair?’ Fox doctor complains Medicaid patients getting ‘excessive’ treatments rawstory.com
1:20 PM - 29 Jun 2017
33 33 Retweets 15 15 likes

Uh…how many Fox viewers are hover-round with oxygen bottles attached riders or in wheel chairs already. Plus their viewers are known to be elderly and probably many have health issues. And yet, they are going to allow that to be said.

It takes a lot to hate others and ignore your own condition. Basically you screw yourself. It really is a form of self-hate.

Also shows Fox doesn’t give a damn about their viewers. I guess they realize if you keep the hate dialed up you can say and do anything to everybody. Even to your own viewers.

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ObserverArt  Jun 29, 2017 • 11:14:59am

re: #359 Ace-o-aces

I like to think he chose the tan suit for his official portrait to troll the wingnuts.

He wanted to be sure he was going to stand out in those images where they have all the presidents in rows or other arrangement of individual images.

All that charcoal grey, navy blue, black and boom…tan.

Barack, love you man, but it won’t just be because of the suit.


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Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s - Neuroscience News This major call for action is based on substantial published evidence into Alzheimer’s. The team’s landmark editorial summarises the abundant data implicating these microbes, but until now this work has been largely ignored or dismissed as controversial – despite ...
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the Killers - Run for CoverArtists: The KillersDirected By: Tarik MikouCo-Directed By: Eric MorinWritten By: Flowers, Stoermer, Vannucci, Price, Cameron, Lee, MarleyProducers: Jacknife Lee, Daniel Jean, Olivier Picard, David Pierrat(C) 2017 Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. vevo.ly
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(12) LATEST: 7.1 Magnitude Quake Kills 119 as Buildings Crumble in MexicoMexico’s federal government says the death toll in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 119.
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Domestic Violence Homicide Rate Drops With Stricter Gun Law, Study Finds When domestic violence offenders are required to relinquish their guns, instead of simply being barred from owning firearms, the risk that those offenders may kill their partners goes down, a new study finds. The paper, described in the Annals ...
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Exploring Child Marriage Around the World The age at which people first marry can have long-lasting implications for their physical, economic and social well-being -- particularly when marriage first happens at a young age. As part of our forthcoming global research on child marriage, we ...
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Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation Plan — ProPublica This past June, Florida’s top education agency delivered a failing grade to the Orange Park Performing Arts Academy in suburban Jacksonville for the second year in a row. It designated the charter school for kindergarten through fifth grade as ...
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How Renaissance Painting Smoldered With a Little Known Hallucinogen Bosch provides the most fertile ground for art lovers wanting to believe that hallucinogenic fungi may have a significant place in art history. This is partially because the painter has a special connection to Anthony, depicting the saint over ...
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Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ Says Something Revealing About America Later, Clinton brings a similar wistfulness to her account of the second debate with Trump, at which he stalked her on stage, seeking to intimidate her. “Do you stay calm,” she asks, referring to her options, “keep smiling and ...
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Honey Glazed Apple Strudel : Recipe INGREDIENTS1 package of frozen croissant dough (hey I'm in a wheelchair!)1/2 c. breadcrumbs1/2 c. (1/2 stick) butter or margarine8 Apples (4 Granny Smith & 4 Honeycrisp)1/2 c. dried Montmorency cherries (optional)2 Tbsp rum or kirschwasser (optional)1/2 c. sugar1/4 c. ...
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Study: 4,500 Deaths a Year From High Europe Diesel Emissions Remember that time Europe encouraged diesel vehicles because they were thought to be more environmentally friendly? Between black carbon climate effects and cancer deaths that claim turns out to be specious. BERLIN (AP) — Researchers say there have been ...
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