Just Another Vile Misogynistic Rant From Our So-Called President

This kind of disgusting behavior from Trump isn’t shocking. It’s who he is.
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These are the tweets defended today by White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as “fighting fire with fire.”

No one should be shocked at this any more. The time for that was 18 months ago during the campaign, because Trump showed the world his true colors right from the start. He’s not going to change.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 12:52:28pm

That picture is amazing.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 29, 2017 • 12:53:57pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 12:54:09pm
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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2017 • 12:57:32pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

I am out at MSNBC

What’s that about, I wonder?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 12:58:07pm

Indeed it’s a pattern of being a pathetic asshole with him.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:00:14pm

re: #4 makeitstop

What’s that about, I wonder?

They’d rather use pathetic RWNJs for ratings.

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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:02:21pm

re: #6 Eclectic Cyborg

They’d rather use pathetic RWNJs for ratings.

Isn’t she one of those?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:02:56pm

re: #7 makeitstop

Isn’t she one of those?

Not like the ones they are hiring now.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:03:21pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

Looks like Ari is going to take the spot for time being. I sure wish they would give it to Joy Ann.

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piratedan  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:05:15pm

re: #7 makeitstop

if the current media model is driving liberal rage programming, having another GOP apologist seems rather against their proposed model, but then again, MSNBC just hired Bret Stephens, so perhaps they simply don’t have a fucking clue.

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covfefe  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:05:32pm
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makeitstop  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:06:37pm

And early sanity break for you camera buffs: A Big, Dumb Button

My wife Sara and I used to have this running joke leading up to her birthday each year. Each year I’d say “Honey! What would you like for your birthday?”

and she would reply “I’d like a Hasselblad”. Usually with a big smile on her face, in a wink-wink-nudge-nudge kind of way.

Then I’d say “Ha ha, no, seriously, what would you like?” and we’d both laugh and move on to more serious things.

Hasselblad. The 500c/m. Man. That camera. It’s like the Rolls Royce of cameras. It would send shivers down our spines and we’d get all giggly any time we’d talk about it.

Hasselblad. We both wanted one. For me, the Hasselblad 500c/m is the perfect camera. It’s this beautiful, perfect melding of function and art mixed together. It really is a work of art; this little square box and can come all apart and attach to other things to make other types of cameras. If he was a Transformer he’d be the classiest one. He’d probably have a swirly moustache and wear a top hat and speak in an elegant accent.

A really sweet story.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:06:51pm

re: #9 Dave In Austin

Looks like Ari is going to take the spot for time being. I sure wish they would give it to Joy Ann.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:07:40pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:07:40pm

re: #4 makeitstop

What’s that about, I wonder?

Ratings. The idiots that hired her and Megyn Kelly in an attempt to broaden audience appeal ended up turning off everyone including most advertiser’s key demographic. Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell have been killing it in their timeslots, if NBC is smart they’ll keep those three, sack Chuck Todd and move Chris Matthews up to the early afternoon slot where he can do less damage with his inane know it all interrupting bullshit. Then they should bring back Tamron Hall for the MTP gig and put Joy Reid in Greta’s timeslot.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:09:07pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:09:31pm

Not this first time this chart seems so relevant

He could resign tomorrow, walk away and I would still feel my home country will be a diminished shadow of itself moving forward anyway. Years more? Can’t imagine it.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:10:18pm

re: #9 Dave In Austin

Looks like Ari is going to take the spot for time being. I sure wish they would give it to Joy Ann.

It’s waaaaaaaay past time for Joy to have her own primetime show.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:11:26pm

re: #16 Dr. Matt

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War on Drugs.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:11:36pm

re: #12 makeitstop

Great story!

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:11:42pm

Oh great, someone has driven into a crowd outside a Paris mosque.
Details to follow.

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Franklin  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:12:13pm

LOL

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:13:04pm
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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:13:33pm

re: #10 piratedan

if the current media model is driving liberal rage programming, having another GOP apologist seems rather against their proposed model, but then again, MSNBC just hired Bret Stephens, so perhaps they simply don’t have a fucking clue.

Liberal rage is driving their ratings, but the guy they hired to run MSNBC wants conservative rage, because 1) they obviously don’t have enough outlets, and 2) Comcast wants its own conservative channel.

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petesh  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:13:47pm

re: #19 Ace Rothstein

War on Drugs.

Decent band. Speaking as a pacifist.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:14:26pm
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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:14:45pm

re: #19 Ace Rothstein

War on Drugs.

They actually have started up that one….Jeff Sessions is days away from punishing pot smokers with the death penalty.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:15:22pm

re: #25 petesh

Decent band. Speaking as a pacifist.

It is a decent band, though I was adding to the metaphorical wars Matt was tweeting about.

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:15:56pm

re: #21 Teukka

Oh great, someone has driven into a crowd outside a Paris mosque.
Details to follow.

Car drives into crowd of people outside French mosque

A man has been arrested after trying to ram a car into a crowd of people in front of a mosque in Paris, police have said.

No one was injured in the attack in the Parisian suburb of Cretei.

Police said the man’s motives for the attack were unclear at the moment, but added that he had not succeeded in driving into the crowd because of barriers placed around the mosque.

According to Le Parisien newspaper, the man said he had wanted to avenge attacks linked to Islamic State that have killed dozens in Paris over the past few years.

Last week, a British man was charged with with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder after allegedly driving a rented van into a crowd of Muslims leaving Finsbury Park mosque on the night of June 19.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:17:19pm

re: #26 Ace Rothstein

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We’ll done”???

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:18:08pm

Why is the Sanders’ family dog so scared?

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petesh  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:19:31pm

re: #28 Ace Rothstein

It is a decent band, though I was adding to the metaphorical wars Matt was tweeting about.

Oh, I know (and agree with you). I always assumed that the band had a hidden comma in their name, to make a more interesting statement: “The War, on Drugs” — I have no idea if that’s true, nor do I really care. But I just downloaded a bootleg from a radio show they did, so they were on what’s left of my mind.

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nines09  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:19:42pm

re: #31 Ace Rothstein

Makes you wonder what was in that water…..

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:20:52pm

What is that gaudy thing on her neck? Is that a GOP elephant??!!

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:21:30pm

Winning…

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:21:39pm

re: #29 Teukka

And yet, somehow, no one will say the word ‘terrorist’.

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Teukka  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:22:42pm

re: #36 Romantic Heretic

And yet, somehow, no one will say the word ‘terrorist’.

Yep. “Disturbed individual”.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:24:36pm

re: #36 Romantic Heretic

And yet, somehow, no one will say the word ‘terrorist’.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:26:27pm

re: #22 Franklin

Here’s the problem with the 25th Amendment approach - you need a majority of the Cabinet and the VP to trigger it. That means you need 9 of these 16 people to sign off on having Trump temporarily removed:

Pence, Tillerson, Mnuchin, Mattis, Session, Zenkie, Purdue, Ross, Acosta, Price, Chao, Perry, DeVos, Shulkin, and Kelly.

I could see Pence, Mattis, Price, Chao, Perry, and Kelly signing off if they got the nod from Ryan and McConnell (hell, Mattis and Kelly might do it just because). Maybe through in Purdue and Zenkie. That’s 8, best case scenario. I think Sessions goes down with the ship and the rest are too deep in Trump’s pocket to make the move.

And here’s the rub, let’s say they get 9 signatures. Trump sends a letter saying he’s fine and then before the Cabinet can send the second letter saying he’s not fine, he fires the 8 cabinet officials who signed the letter (he can’t fire Pence). That’s a straight constitutional crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen before.

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lawhawk  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:27:36pm

re: #39 KGxvi

There’s a reason Trump picked loyalists over competents.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:28:24pm
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petesh  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:28:34pm

re: #39 KGxvi

Tillerson is widely reported as being annoyed.

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:29:25pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:32:32pm

re: #39 KGxvi

Here’s the problem with the 25th Amendment approach - you need a majority of the Cabinet and the VP to trigger it. That means you need 9 of these 16 people to sign off on having Trump temporarily removed:

Pence, Tillerson, Mnuchin, Mattis, Session, Zenkie, Purdue, Ross, Acosta, Price, Chao, Perry, DeVos, Shulkin, and Kelly.

I could see Pence, Mattis, Price, Chao, Perry, and Kelly signing off if they got the nod from Ryan and McConnell (hell, Mattis and Kelly might do it just because). Maybe through in Purdue and Zenkie. That’s 8, best case scenario. I think Sessions goes down with the ship and the rest are too deep in Trump’s pocket to make the move.

And here’s the rub, let’s say they get 9 signatures. Trump sends a letter saying he’s fine and then before the Cabinet can send the second letter saying he’s not fine, he fires the 8 cabinet officials who signed the letter (he can’t fire Pence). That’s a straight constitutional crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen before.

Mattis is a serving Marine Corps General, Kelly a retired one, they will be incredibly reluctant to invoke the 25th for fear of it being labeled as a military led coup.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:32:54pm

re: #40 lawhawk

There’s a reason Trump picked loyalists over competents.

This is some West Wing/House of Cards crazy, but… I wonder if Pence could get Sessions on board by promising to nominate him for a judgeship (knowing that the GOP majority in the Senate would probably back him). And how many would not sign on for fear of Pence sacking them once he became Acting President.

Also, here’s another interesting angle, what happens if Pence is serving as Acting President and there’s a tie vote in the Senate, can he still cast the tie breaking vote?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:34:21pm

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

Mattis is a serving Marine Corps General, Kelly a retired one, they will be incredibly reluctant to invoke the 25th for fear of it being labeled as a military led coup.

Mattis is retired too. You have to be SecDef. Your point is well made tho.

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Franklin  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:35:43pm

re: #45 KGxvi

This is some West Wing/House of Cards crazy, but… I wonder if Pence could get Sessions on board by promising to nominate him for a judgeship (knowing that the GOP majority in the Senate would probably back him). And how many would not sign on for fear of Pence sacking them once he became Acting President.

Also, here’s another interesting angle, what happens if Pence is serving as Acting President and there’s a tie vote in the Senate, can he still cast the tie breaking vote?

A quick google (so likely incorrect) tells me that a tie would fail if there is no VP present or there is no VP.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:36:06pm

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

Mattis is a serving Marine Corps General, Kelly a retired one, they will be incredibly reluctant to invoke the 25th for fear of it being labeled as a military led coup.

The 25th isn’t getting invoked unless there’s a majority of the VP and cabinet (and I can’t tell from the wording if that means just any 9 out of the 16 or if it’s the VP and then 8 out of the 15 cabinet members). And it would be Pence becoming Acting President not Mattis or Kelly, so I don’t think there’s anyway a reasonable person could label it a military coup. This wouldn’t be a situation where the SEALS and Rangers are raiding the White House with tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Ave.

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wrenchwench  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:36:31pm

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

Mattis is a serving Marine Corps General, Kelly a retired one, they will be incredibly reluctant to invoke the 25th for fear of it being labeled as a military led coup.

As they should, ordinarily.

/most depressing use of ‘ordinarily’ ever

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:36:56pm

re: #45 KGxvi

This is some West Wing/House of Cards crazy, but… I wonder if Pence could get Sessions on board by promising to nominate him for a judgeship (knowing that the GOP majority in the Senate would probably back him). And how many would not sign on for fear of Pence sacking them once he became Acting President.

Also, here’s another interesting angle, what happens if Pence is serving as Acting President and there’s a tie vote in the Senate, can he still cast the tie breaking vote?

There is no such thing as “acting president.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:37:13pm

re: #42 petesh

Tillerson is widely reported as being annoyed.

Yep, apparently pissed that the WH is rejecting all his potential hires at state. Also, he hates Jared Kushner.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:38:57pm

re: #47 Franklin

A quick google (so likely incorrect) tells me that a tie would fail if there is no VP present or there is no VP.

Right, but technically, Pence would still be VP and just Acting President. Even if the Congressional vote came down that Trump wasn’t capable of carrying out his duties, the Amendment says the VP carries on as Acting President. That’s different than saying the VP assumes the office of president.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:39:39pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

Mattis is retired too. You have to be SecDef. Your point is well made tho.

Thanks. Apparently I confused Mattis with HR McMaster, speaking of whom has proven himself to be entirely Trump’s creature. While he isn’t a cabinet official his response has to be factored into any attempt to remove Trump from office.

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Jack Burton  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:40:34pm

re: #50 Belafon

There is no such thing as “acting president.”

Sections 3 and 4 of the 25th Amendment beg to differ.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:40:50pm

re: #52 KGxvi

Right, but technically, Pence would still be VP and just Acting President. Even if the Congressional vote came down that Trump wasn’t capable of carrying out his duties, the Amendment says the VP carries on as Acting President. That’s different than saying the VP assumes the office of president.

To amend my above statement, I doubt they would allow him to play two roles. Then again, it’s the GOP.

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petesh  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:41:49pm

re: #51 Eclectic Cyborg

I am more optimistic about Tillerson quitting (in which case: cat, meet pigeons) than the 25th amendment being invoked, though I don’t rule out a genuine, or fairly genuine, medical emergency. Trump is a heart attack waiting to happen.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:41:50pm

re: #50 Belafon

There is no such thing as “acting president.”

Section 4 of the 25th Amendment:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

There most definitely is such thing as an Acting President. When GW Bush went under the knife and sent a letter to Congress, Cheney was, for about a day the Acting President.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:43:19pm

re: #53 goddamnedfrank

Thanks. Apparently I confused Mattis with HR McMaster, speaking of whom has proven himself to be entirely Trump’s creature. While he isn’t a cabinet official his response has to be factored into any attempt to remove Trump from office.

Yeah you can still be in the military and be Nat Sec Adviser. McMaster has been disappointing. Started out decently enough.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:44:24pm

re: #57 KGxvi

Section 4 of the 25th Amendment:

There most definitely is such thing as an Acting President. When GW Bush went under the knife and sent a letter to Congress, Cheney was, for about a day the Acting President.

You are correct, and I misstated what I was trying to say. I meant to imply that Pence couldn’t be both, which I didn’t do with such a short statement. But the GOP might definitely try to take advantage of whatever short window there would be.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:44:44pm

I wonder who the first cabinet member to go fuck this and quit.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:45:52pm
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petesh  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:46:48pm

re: #57 KGxvi

On the lighter side, my mother-to-be was, for a day, in charge of the quadrant of Germany occupied by the British in 1945. She was a very overqualified administrative assistant and when the incoming general was delayed, the outgoing one had no hesitation in saying, “Betty, you’re in charge.”

Better her than Cheney, Pence or Ford …

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:49:22pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:49:33pm

re: #61 FormerDirtDart

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I think you will see Kobach in a GOP cabinet someday.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:49:42pm
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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:50:49pm

Did Twitter just shit the bed for anyone else?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:51:10pm

re: #63 goddamnedfrank

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She was in fact more honest than Sanders not just Trump. She was very straightforward again unlike those two but because people hate her, they make up shit like that.

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MsJ  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:51:15pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

They still have Hugh Hewitt. And whichever other right wing assholes they have or have lined up.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:51:26pm

re: #44 goddamnedfrank

Other way around Frank. Kelly is still active. Matt is is retired.

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:51:33pm

re: #66 Dr. Matt

No more than usual.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:52:10pm

re: #70 jaunte

No more than usual.

It’s back. ….for now. I received a twitter blue screen of death for a few minutes.

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garzooma  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:52:33pm

re: #61 FormerDirtDart

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Not to mention that Kobach was sanctioned by a federal judge last week for lying.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:53:48pm

re: #69 Dave In Austin

Other way around Frank. Kelly is still active. Matt is is retired.

We’re both wrong. Kelly and Mattis are both retired and McMaster is on active duty.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:54:12pm

re: #59 Belafon

You are correct, and I misstated what I was trying to say. I meant to imply that Pence couldn’t be both, which I didn’t do with such a short statement. But the GOP might definitely try to take advantage of whatever short window there would be.

It’s an interesting question, though, because in serving as Acting President, the VP would be fulfilling his duties as Vice President. It’s not a situation where the President is removed, dies, or resigns; the President, under Section 3 or 4 of the 25th Amendment is still technically the President. The way Section 4 is written, it opens the door for Congress to determine the President can return to office at some future date. I don’t think the Courts would address it under the political question doctrine, so it might be left to some very arcane Senate rule.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:54:51pm

BOOM!

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:55:05pm
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Jay C  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:55:06pm

re: #57 KGxvi

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.

SO IOW, if Congress so decides, they can set up a Presidential Abilities Committee (or whatever) consisting of Ivanka, Jared and Steve Bannon: and delegate the entire responsibility for determining whether the Pres is competent to execute the office to them?
Swell provision!

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:55:47pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

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I disagree, I think Joe has softened and I think Mika’s father had a profound effect on him. He knows this is bad.

I like most of us don’t like a lot of Joes politics and I have yelled at him on the box a time or 2. This will solidify a lot of things. Where it goes from here????

IMO that it will take a long time to fix the damage already done.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:55:49pm
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covfefe  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:55:59pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

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This is getting them ratings too.

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Robert O.  Jun 29, 2017 • 1:56:14pm

At the nadir of the Bush presidency some time during his second term, I thought America’s global image couldn’t have taken much more of a battering. I was wrong. Trump has done even more to debase America’s global brand than Bush ever had, without even starting a war (yet). In a globalized world, much of America’s strength rests in strong diplomatic relations with dozens of key countries in strategic areas. It is strong alliances that enables the US to project its influence, and these allies are also a defensive perimeter that another power cannot easily breach.

As confirmed by #17, countries from Germany, Japan and Australia are now openly questioning whether they can ever trust the US again. Bush raised question marks. Lightning doesn’t strike twice. Trump is confirmation to America’s allies that they are dealing with a very different America than the one which existed during the Cold War. Germany and Australia are certainly hedging their bets by building up relations with China. Not long ago, this was totally unthinkable.

A human lifetime is long enough to see global shifts in power. While I don’t doubt that the clear trajectory of the 21st century (and one that cannot be stopped) is towards a multi-polar world, with Europe, China and India all being key global players, America’s relative decline so far is mostly due to its own making. Maybe that’s a common theme to how Great Powers usually fall…too powerful to be taken down by anyone on the outside, they fall victims of their own making.

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KGxvi  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:01:16pm

re: #77 Jay C

SO IOW, if Congress so decides, they can set up a Presidential Abilities Committee (or whatever) consisting of Ivanka, Jared and Steve Bannon: and delegate the entire responsibility for determining whether the Pres is competent to execute the office to them?
Swell provision!

They could, in theory do that. But as it stands now, there is nothing I see in the US Code that addresses this. And to pass a law designating some other body would be incredibly controversial, the sort of thing that no member of Congress would want to have their name attached to come the following election - especially if it was as blatant as your suggestion.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:06:07pm

Long story short: Fuck No!

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:06:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:06:42pm

at trump’s fundraiser last night:

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:08:40pm

re: #85 Backwoods_Sleuth

at trump’s fundraiser last night:

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But the elites.//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:11:35pm

sigh…

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:12:45pm

re: #87 Backwoods_Sleuth

How will Trump respond to this bullying?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:13:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:16:11pm

good fucking grief…

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:19:07pm

When wingnuts sound reasonable, you know something ain’t right in this country…..

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allegro  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:19:43pm

re: #90 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…

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Well we do have an insane man with WMDs. Scares the shit outa me too.

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nines09  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:25:03pm

re: #93 Dr. Matt

Joe Scarborough Details Trump Falling Out: ‘He Screamed at Me’

How’s that ass taste about now Joe?

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lizardofid  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:25:36pm

re: #90 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…

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I wonder, was actually trump that scared them off, or Frank Underwood?

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jaunte  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:27:04pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:34:33pm

Evening Lizardim.

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(Bert the Turtle)  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:37:08pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

Ratings. The idiots that hired her and Megyn Kelly in an attempt to broaden audience appeal ended up turning off everyone including most advertiser’s key demographic. Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell have been killing it in their timeslots, if NBC is smart they’ll keep those three, sack Chuck Todd and move Chris Matthews up to the early afternoon slot where he can do less damage with his inane know it all interrupting bullshit. Then they should bring back Tamron Hall for the MTP gig and put Joy Reid in Greta’s timeslot.

Marketing majors.

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BeachDem  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:39:02pm

re: #83 FormerDirtDart

Long story short: Fuck No!

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Good letter, great content. So California has refused and I thought one other state so far, but can’t remember which.

And if having Pence and Kobach isn’t bad enough:

Also named to the commission was former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell

I’ve long said to keep an eye on where Ken Blackwell (and Jim DeMint, but I digress) are and know that shady dealings, creepy actions and trouble will follow.

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freetoken  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:39:10pm

Trump has been good for MSNBC. Before Trump ran for office, the cable channel was languishing.

This is why Comcast, who owns Chuck Todd Inc., doesn’t really want Trump to go away.

Besides of course being able to manipulate the FCC in their favor.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:39:26pm

Wave after wave of shit. When is the shitquake going to trigger a shit-tsunami? Gahhh

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:41:27pm

re: #43 jaunte

So that is 70 billion less in Walmart’s pocket.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:41:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:46:16pm

re: #99 BeachDem

Connecticut is the other state, so far.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:48:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:52:07pm

Louise is nutz

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:52:19pm

But, but…tan suit, dijon mustard, arugula, coffee cup salute, dad jeans…and, and…terrorist fist bumps…

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BeachDem  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:52:31pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

Connecticut is the other state, so far.

Ah right, thanks. I’ll start a list.

Everything about that commission is truly creepy, and Ken Blackwell being on in increases the creepiness exponentially.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:53:34pm

BTW, 1300 days until [hopefully] Trump’s last day in office.

howlonguntiltrumpleaves.com

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petesh  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:57:03pm

re: #109 Dr. Matt

BTW, 1300 days until [hopefully] Trump’s last day in office.

howlonguntiltrumpleaves.com

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You are too pessimistic. He may not make it through the end of this year. I’m still betting on a “medical emergency” when the shit really starts hitting the fan.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 2:57:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:03:27pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:04:32pm

re: #26 Ace Rothstein

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She’s more Molly Hatchet, but I get your drift.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:05:36pm

Molly Hatchet had the coolest album covers!

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:05:39pm

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Y’know, if he really wants to “fight fire with fire”, or “hit back twice as hard (or ten times as hard)”… Russia attacked us y’all. They could really use a clap-back.

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Jay C  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:09:20pm

re: #115 sagehen

Y’know, if he really wants to “fight fire with fire”, or “hit back twice as hard (or ten times as hard”… Russia attacked us y’all. They could really use a clap-back.

Yeah, but those were merely attacks on the country/its democracy/electoral integrity, etc: they weren’t the important sort of attacks; the ones that really count. I.e., making fun of Donald Trump personally.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:10:41pm

re: #114 Amory Blaine

Molly Hatchet had the coolest album covers!

I was trying to come up with something vaguely southern and dumb, but “flirtin’ with disaster” was a pretty good song.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:12:54pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:16:33pm

re: #116 Jay C

Yeah, but those were merely attacks on the country/its democracy/electoral integrity, etc: they weren’t the important sort of attacks; the ones that really count. I.e., making fun of Donald Trump personally.

those who truly want to attack the country recognize its most vulnerable spot…

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:18:37pm

re: #115 sagehen

Y’know, if he really wants to “fight fire with fire”, or “hit back twice as hard (or ten times as hard)”… Russia attacked us y’all. They could really use a clap-back.

QFT!!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:18:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:23:21pm

re: #121 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Describes someone we know pretty well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:26:02pm

oh boy…what could possibly go wrong?

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Charles Johnson  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:27:56pm
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fern01  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:28:30pm

re: #78 Dave In Austin

I disagree, I think Joe has softened and I think Mika’s father had a profound effect on him. He knows this is bad.

I like most of us don’t like a lot of Joes politics and I have yelled at him on the box a time or 2. This will solidify a lot of things. Where it goes from here????

IMO that it will take a long time to fix the damage already done.

Joe lies about what he said during the campaign, pretending he was always against trump. He also continues to do the “both sides” by adding in an attack on Hillary during his rants against Trump. He knows being anti trump is keeping his ratings up - that is why he does it.

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Jack Burton  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:29:25pm

re: #123 Backwoods_Sleuth

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oh boy…what could possibly go wrong?

60 million pepe-trolls and 100 million serbo/russobots clicking it on every post by CNN, NYT, or WP.

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freetoken  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:29:30pm

re: #123 Backwoods_Sleuth

What good will it do when all the Trumpers will just flag every CNN or CBS or WaPo tweet?

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:30:00pm

re: #81 Robert O.

From what I’ve seen Great Powers are almost alway destroyed by their hubris. They get to the top, come to the conclusion their position is the natural order of things and they stop trying. I think it happened quicker to the States because of the strong streak of Calvinism in them that fed the hubris.

And after a bit of thought I think the US started having problems when the Soviet Union fell apart. Because America very often does not define itself by what it is, but by what it is not. Without something to be against America lost its way.

My $0.02, YMMV etc.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:34:24pm

re: #128 Romantic Heretic

And after a bit of thought I think the US started having problems when the Soviet Union fell apart. Because America very often does not define itself by what it is, but by what it is not. Without something to be against America lost its way.

My $0.02, YMMV etc.

Socialism helped keep capitalism in line and made it at least appear to have a humane side. we have seen that that mask torn off and we see what the modern version looks like.

bleeding

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Ace-o-aces  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:38:58pm
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Romantic Heretic  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:39:14pm

Well, I got the new expansion for Diablo III with the Necromancer, which was my favourite class in Diablo II. The Necro is even more fun in III than it is in II.

So I’m off to blow up corpses and raise the dead. Have fun, lizards. I certainly will.

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EPR-radar  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:39:17pm

re: #128 Romantic Heretic

From what I’ve seen Great Powers are almost alway destroyed by their hubris. They get to the top, come to the conclusion their position is the natural order of things and they stop trying. I think it happened quicker to the States because of the strong streak of Calvinism in them that fed the hubris.

And after a bit of thought I think the US started having problems when the Soviet Union fell apart. Because America very often does not define itself by what it is, but by what it is not. Without something to be against America lost its way.

My $0.02, YMMV etc.

After the fall of the USSR it seems clear the powers that be in the US have effectively decided to make all of that old Soviet propaganda about capitalism come true via their unchecked greed.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:41:25pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

This is serious business. An important new detail. I’m convinced when it all comes out it will be worse than most people thought.

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Jay C  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:45:45pm

re: #133 JordanRules

This is serious business. An important new detail. I’m convinced when it all comes out it will be worse than most people thought.

Before or after President Dumbass and his toadies tweet up a shitstorm* about how this “proves” that Hillary Clinton was “Crooked” and ought to be “locked up”??

*and get their media weasels to run with it.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:46:11pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:51:27pm

re: #63 goddamnedfrank

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:51:30pm
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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:52:27pm

I wonder if Trump knew this story was going to break and decided to shit on the internet for a distraction.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:53:34pm

re: #139 Dr. Matt

I wonder if Trump knew this story was going to break and decided to shit on the internet for a distraction.

It will be interesting to see how far out of control he goes as heavier and heavier shit starts dropping.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:54:27pm

re: #139 Dr. Matt

I wonder if Trump knew this story was going to break and decided to shit on the internet for a distraction.

And in true Rage Furby fashion, he missed and it landed on the floor instead.

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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:55:06pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Shropshire Slasher  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:55:25pm

Why would a GOP operative wants Chelsea Clinton’s wedding plans?

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451_Montag  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:56:39pm

re: #134 Jay C

Before or after President Dumbass and his toadies tweet up a shitstorm* about how this “proves” that Hillary Clinton was “Crooked” and ought to be “locked up”??

*and get their media weasels to run with it.

Na. It will be a lone wolf who nobody in the Trump circle (of hate) has ever heard of and wouldn’t recognize if they passed them in the street, but may have said hello to at a meeting in a hotel corridor but they can’t recall. And he failed anyway so it wasn’t a crime and anyway even IF Russia tried to interfere they didn’t affect the results, no way

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:56:59pm

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:57:50pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 29, 2017 • 3:58:38pm

re: #143 Shropshire Slasher

Why would a GOP operative wants Chelsea Clinton’s wedding plans?

To prove that the Velvet Cake was made with the blood of a thousand virgins hidden under the gay bakery.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:00:05pm

re: #134 Jay C

It’s coming out and will continue to, but yeah we may continue to not do shit about it and end up in this weird client State state.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:04:48pm

re: #143 Shropshire Slasher

Why would a GOP operative wants Chelsea Clinton’s wedding plans?

Why would the leader of the GOP tweet a disgusting slam on a TV personality?

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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:10:08pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:17:20pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:19:27pm

Pretty sure this Quora question is from a Russian propagandist.

How did democrat/liberals destroyed the Illinois and made it bankrupt?

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mmmirele  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:20:23pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

She resigned to spend more time with her cult.

(That’s why I call her Greta Van Scientology.)

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:22:31pm

re: #152 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Pretty sure this Quora question is from a Russian propagandist.

How did democrat/liberals destroyed the Illinois and made it bankrupt?

Come on feel the Illinois.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:23:08pm

re: #153 mmmirele

She resigned to spend more time with her cult.

(That’s why I call her Greta Van Scientology.)

I wonder how far up the chain you have to be there before they admit that it’s all bullshit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:25:31pm

re: #152 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Pretty sure this Quora question is from a Russian propagandist.

How did democrat/liberals destroyed the Illinois and made it bankrupt?

They destroyed and bankrupted the river?

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:25:38pm

Why Tillerson would ever have signed up for this shit. Then again, his wife did tell him that God wasn’t through with him yet.

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freetoken  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:26:51pm

Pierce paints a quilt of the heart of the problem:

They’re Banging Those Bibles Loudly Across This Great Nation

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wrenchwench  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:31:19pm

re: #158 freetoken

Pierce paints stitches a quilt of the heart of the problem:

They’re Banging Those Bibles Loudly Across This Great Nation

FTFSomebody, not me of course.

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Timothy Watson  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:33:19pm

Heartwarming story:
South Korean president visits Marine museum to honor Americans who saved his parents

I’m sure Trump will say/do something to ruin the state visit.

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freetoken  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:33:27pm

Related, on a more reasearch-y note, LiveScience picked up on a paper published earlier this month:

Quitting Religion? Mom and Dad Would Prefer a Slow Fade

A slow fade from religious life may be less disruptive to your relationship with mom and dad than rejecting or changing religions altogether, a new study finds.

[…]

Previous studies have found that families that share a faith between generations tend to be tighter-knit than those who don’t, meaning that religious shifts between the generations could predict how close families are likely to be.

[…]

The paper:

Parent-Adult Child Religious Discordance: Consequences for Intergenerational Solidarity Across Several Decades

This article focused on the relationship between parent-child religious discordance (affiliation, intensity, and attendance) in early adulthood and children’s perceived affectual and associational solidarity with their parents across 20 years. The data derived from eight waves of the Longitudinal Study of Generations between 1971 and 2005. We selected 635 young adult children whose mothers and/or fathers also reported their religious orientations in 1971 and then constructed mother-child dyads (n = 584) and father-child dyads (n = 475). Results showed that religious affiliation discordance between parents and children negatively and consistently lowered children’s affectual and associational solidarity with parents over several decades regardless of parents’ gender. However, intergenerational discordance in religious intensity and religious attendance showed no such association. These findings indicate that discontinuity in denominational identification is more disruptive to intergenerational relations than discontinuity in religious strength and practice.

In other words, changing the label is more disruptive than simply fading to quiet.

This gets back to the classic us-vs-them dynamic that is so essential in groups.

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freetoken  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:34:05pm

re: #159 wrenchwench

Quilt painting is not a thing??

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:34:15pm

How’s that return to civility coming along?

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allegro  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:35:52pm

re: #157 Ace Rothstein

Why Tillerson would ever have signed up for this shit. Then again, his wife did tell him that God wasn’t through with him yet.

Apparently he had some big ass sins to atone for.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:36:13pm

re: #163 Ace Rothstein

How’s that return to civility coming along?

MAGA!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:36:13pm

re: #160 Timothy Watson

Heartwarming story:
South Korean president visits Marine museum to honor Americans who saved his parents

I’m sure Trump will say/do something to ruin the state visit.

Beautiful stuff. A good reminder to those who say our allies don’t appreciate us.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:36:43pm

re: #162 freetoken

Quilt painting is not a thing??

Looks like it is.

“Quilt painting”
About 122,000 results (0.64 seconds)

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EPR-radar  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:37:07pm

re: #163 Ace Rothstein

How’s that return to civility coming along?

About as well as any other superficially reasonable or superficially plausible thing coming from Republicans these days. It all turns to shit, because Republicans.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:38:03pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:38:50pm

re: #169 The Vicious Babushka

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Ooh, I know this one. Mrs. Fish gets the left, I get the right, we’re all happy. Well, except you.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:43:13pm

re: #155 Jebediah, RBG

I wonder how far up the chain you have to be there before they admit that it’s all bullshit.

I know a couple people who got out of the Xenu cult. It’s like every other cult–the bullshit never stops!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:43:53pm

re: #171 Joe Bacon 🌹

I know a couple people who got out of the Xenu cult. It’s like every other cult-the bullshit never stops!

It’s bullshit all the way down.

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:44:15pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

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…”independent of the Trump campaign”…

Yeah, sure. Pull the other one, it’s got bells on it.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:51:33pm

The other night I posted about fliers being posted in bars, etc. about fundraisers for people that are sick and don’t health insurance. I just saw this on Facebook for someone I went to high school with. This is in Montgomery County in Texas.

Since October 2015, we have been hit really hard with medical expenses. They are growing by leaps and bounds. The biggest hurdle right now is the mortgage. Because we have to pay for medical expenses before the doctors will see us, we’ve had to pull from our mortgage account. If we do not raise $1900 by this Friday, June 30th, our home will go into foreclosure. Any and all help would be appreciated.

I am still looking at 3 more surgeries. One is for a hernia that developed during recovery of one of my back surgeries. The second is a shoulder replacement and the third is an internal stimulator to help with the pain from my back down my right leg and groin. All treatment has been placed on hold.

Medicare for all.

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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:51:57pm

Yes, all these words are real words, I have a Shakespeare book of insults.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:52:22pm

When their home goes into foreclosure, all the equity they built up is gone.

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calochortus  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:55:24pm

re: #157 Ace Rothstein

Why Tillerson would ever have signed up for this shit. Then again, his wife did tell him that God wasn’t through with him yet.

Teaching him humility, is He?

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EPR-radar  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:56:32pm

re: #176 Ace Rothstein

When their home goes into foreclosure, all the equity they built up is gone.

Otherwise known as money returning back to its rightful owners (i.e., plutocrats).

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:56:39pm

Ancient grammar

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:57:10pm

re: #174 Ace Rothstein

The other night I posted about fliers being posted in bars, etc. about fundraisers for people that are sick and don’t health insurance. I just saw this on Facebook for someone I went to high school with. This is in Montgomery County in Texas.

Medicare for all.

Were you tempted to go on Facebook to find out if they railed against Obamacare and refused to buy a policy through the exchange?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 4:58:54pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:02:01pm

re: #180 sagehen

Maybe not.

I want to move to a state where marijuana is legal. I’m tired of dealing with pain all day and all night!

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:02:16pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:04:49pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Thank goodness.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:04:58pm

Virginia also says no

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:06:08pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

Virginia also says no

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Thanks Terry.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:07:17pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

PA has a Democratic Governor; I do not think he will comply. :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:08:11pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:08:27pm

re: #174 Ace Rothstein

The other night I posted about fliers being posted in bars, etc. about fundraisers for people that are sick and don’t health insurance. I just saw this on Facebook for someone I went to high school with. This is in Montgomery County in Texas.

Medicare for all.

If Texas had cooperated with ACA, many of these people would not be in this position. Sigh. The GOP really isn’t interested about having government funding for health care since it requires the wealthy to pay more in taxes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:10:06pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:12:21pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:12:56pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

Virginia also says no

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I am not Terry McAuliffe’s biggest fan, by far. But good on him for this one.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:13:20pm

re: #187 PhillyPretzel

PA has a Democratic Governor; I do not think he will comply. :)

Illinois has a Republican governor but I doubt our legislature would let him get away with this. Too bad Michigan and Wisconsin will likely agree; they so want to disenfranchise the poor and minorities.

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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:13:44pm
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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:16:35pm

re: #188 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s people like this, and Patrick Stewart, that should make us all keep fighting.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:16:55pm

re: #192 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I am not Terry McAuliffe’s biggest fan, by far. But good on him for this one.

He’s grown on me.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:19:00pm

While we were talking about Trump, Joe and Mika today, The Republican-control House passed two horrible immigration bills. One is to cut off fundings to so-called “sanctuary cities” and the other increases penalties to previously deported immigrants to 25 years in federal prison.

mobile.nytimes.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:20:27pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:22:09pm

re: #197 DodgerFan1988

While we were talking about Trump, Joe and Mika today, The Republican-control House passed two horrible immigration bills. One is to cut off fundings to so-called “sanctuary cities” and the other increases penalties to previously deported immigrants to 25 years in federal prison.

mobile.nytimes.com

I wonder what my local wingnuts will think of that, considering that Minneapolis is near the top of the list of sanctuary cities.

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stpaulbear  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:22:15pm

re: #197 DodgerFan1988

While we were talking about Trump, Joe and Mika today, The Republican-control House passed two horrible immigration bills. One is to cut off fundings to so-called “sanctuary cities” and the other increases penalties to previously deported immigrants to 25 years in federal prison.

mobile.nytimes.com

About the best you can hope for is that the dysfunctional House and Senate can’t pass each other’s bills.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:22:44pm

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Mmmmmmm….Pickled raccoon……
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:24:18pm

re: #199 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And so is Philly.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:27:26pm

Joy Ann is sooo bad….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:27:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:27:31pm

re: #202 PhillyPretzel

And so is Philly.

Lots of major cities are.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:27:42pm

So, this is the Peter Smith who went to the WSJ

The private investigation of Clinton’s sexual conduct was initiated during the 1992 presidential campaign and privately financed by Peter W. Smith, a Chicago businessman and conservative activist and a major fund-raiser for House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

salon.com

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:28:19pm

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m glad they changed that but man it shows what mess they are.

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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:30:30pm

re: #175 gocart mozart

Beef-Witted: smart as a cow
Boiled-Brained: Senseless, hotheaded
Beslubbering: Smear, smeared, slobbering
Bed-Presser: Fat and lazy
Coxcombed: A foolishly vain or conceited person
Calumniating:Uttering maliciously false statements
Clinchpoop: A person considered wanting in gentlemanly breeding
Deceptious: A deceiving person
Dizzy-Eyed: Giddy, staring (To be fair, this may not be applicable to Trump)
Dunghill: Heap of excrement (definitely applicable to Trump)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:30:30pm

re: #205 HappyWarrior

Lots of major cities are.

Cities with large immigrant communities know that even legal immigrants become afraid to talk to police about crimes in their neighborhoods it they think the cops are working with ICE.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:30:57pm

re: #204 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That’s super weird and dumb because fiancé is the only one of those categories that can simply be manufactured on the spot and isn’t easily verifiable via family birth records.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:32:45pm

re: #210 goddamnedfrank

They aren’t very good at…… anything.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:33:10pm

re: #210 goddamnedfrank

That’s super weird and dumb because fiancé is the only one of those categories that can simply be manufactured on the spot and isn’t easily verifiable via family birth records.

Don’t be silly! You just show them your Fiancee’s License.
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:33:32pm

The far left is acting more and more like a cult.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:34:11pm

re: #211 JordanRules

They aren’t very good at…… anything.

This what happens when you have stupid people who don’t know how stupid they are doing pretty much everything on the fly without thinking it through.

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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:36:48pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:37:18pm
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covfefe  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:41:01pm

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

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EPR-radar  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:42:22pm

re: #210 goddamnedfrank

That’s super weird and dumb because fiancé is the only one of those categories that can simply be manufactured on the spot and isn’t easily verifiable via family birth records.

In other words, the ‘new and improved’ travel ban was just about to affect a member of the tr*mp junta.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:42:38pm

re: #216 gocart mozart

If I were in a place and Dana started talking in that tone of voice, I would just walk away.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:44:53pm

re: #213 goddamnedfrank

The far left is acting more and more like a cult.

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They’ve become the Lefty Tea Party.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:45:07pm
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bratwurst  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:53:28pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:54:43pm

heh

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:55:41pm

re: #222 bratwurst

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What an idiot. That’s literally our nation’s story.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:57:51pm

re: #224 HappyWarrior

What an idiot. That’s literally our nation’s story.

Ahem.

ALTERNATIVE FACTS.

White American Jesus founded this country back in the Biblical days. In 1492, Christopher Columbus came over, gave all the brown people smallpox, and then the Pilgrims came over and smote the rest with the power of God and turned it back into the Christian powerhouse it was meant to be. And they all lived happily ever after and LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU THERE ARE NO IMMIGRANTS.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:58:07pm

re: #222 bratwurst

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Jesus.

You know, the people who leave “failing countries” to come here are the ones with motivation to seek a better life.

Guys like Tucker? They fell out of the right twat.

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gocart mozart  Jun 29, 2017 • 5:58:48pm
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Dr. Matt  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:00:03pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:00:47pm

Turn the other cheek…

And blow them to hell.

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petesh  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:01:49pm

re: #223 gocart mozart

The first idea was in honor of [Buddy Holly and] the Crickets, and the pun was the cherry on top that made it work.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:01:54pm

re: #229 Blind Frog Belly White

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Turn the other cheek…

And blow them to hell.

Hey, I’ve heard if you turn your back, you can wind up a hell of a right hook.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:03:11pm

re: #229 Blind Frog Belly White

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Turn the other cheek…

And blow them to hell.

Kind of makes me wish I had an audience. I would drive him to try to send the FBI after me.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:03:19pm

re: #229 Blind Frog Belly White

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Turn the other cheek…

And blow them to hell.

How very Christian of you, Mike.

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Kragar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:04:23pm
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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:04:36pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What about Grandma?

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stpaulbear  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:06:05pm

re: #230 petesh

The first idea was in honor of [Buddy Holly and] the Crickets, and the pun was the cherry on top that made it work.

Or you could take the pun out of the name and just flat out name your band The Hollies.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:07:04pm

“So, Vlad. That thing you didn’t do for me last year…. You know…” (winks elaborately)”You’re gonna do that next time, too, right?”

“Well, Donald…that depends….”

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steve_davis  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:08:28pm

re: #31 Ace Rothstein

Why is the Sanders’ family dog so scared?

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probably worried that if he makes any sudden moves, someone’s gonna empty a magazine into him.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:09:43pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:09:48pm

re: #229 Blind Frog Belly White

Family Guy Passion of the Christ 2

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:11:07pm

re: #237 Blind Frog Belly White

Booty call guess who is on top?

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:13:05pm

re: #237 Blind Frog Belly White

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“So, Vlad. That thing you didn’t do for me last year…. You know…” (winks elaborately)”You’re gonna do that next time, too, right?”

“Well, Donald…that depends….”

Trump’s preparing some concessions for Putin, I guess as payment for being allowed to suck his dick.

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:14:53pm

Still laughing over this one from yesterday…

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:15:18pm

crap…double loaded because it didn’t appear…ignore this post.

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Kragar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:16:15pm
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bratwurst  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:16:33pm

Wow, this guy is on a roll!

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:17:45pm

re: #245 Kragar

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No we hate him because he’s a lying sack of crap with no principles at all but nice try fuckface.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:18:14pm

re: #246 bratwurst

Wow, this guy is on a roll!

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Oh no rappers, my monocle.

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plansbandc  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:18:26pm

re: #222 bratwurst

I’m a historian. This alternate universe US is killing me. Seriously, I want to go back. I hope alternate universe plansbandc is having fun in my goddamn universe.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:20:22pm

Don’t stop punching.

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:21:49pm

re: #245 Kragar

That moment when you realize there could be video of Trump sucking Putin’s dick (NTTAWWT generally speaking) and Tucker would find a way to defend it.

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:22:28pm
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Kragar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:23:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:23:49pm

re: #251 darthstar

That moment when you realize there could be video of Trump sucking Putin’s dick (NTTAWWT generally speaking) and Tucker would find a way to defend it.

Oh they’d claim the left was homophobic in that case.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:24:04pm
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petesh  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:24:33pm

re: #236 stpaulbear

Or you could take the pun out of the name and just flat out name your band The Hollies.

True, dat. Good little band when they started.

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:25:37pm

Darth’s shrub is getting crowded…

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darthstar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:26:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:26:55pm

Kentucky is a “no”:

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BeachDem  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:28:39pm

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

Kentucky is a “no”:

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Will add to my list—up to 4 now.

Edit to add—I like her last line—a lot.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:30:51pm

Fascinating stuff relayed here…

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:33:43pm

re: #261 JordanRules

Fascinating stuff relayed here…

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Being of European extraction, I’ve ever researched African American genealogy before. I can go quite far back on my German side.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:34:59pm

Do I seem annoyed?

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:37:54pm
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BeachDem  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:38:16pm

re: #262 HappyWarrior

Being of European extraction, I’ve ever researched African American genealogy before. I can go quite far back on my German side.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:39:17pm

re: #262 HappyWarrior

I’ve only been able to get to around 1870 then I hit the slavery wall.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:40:45pm

re: #266 JordanRules

I’ve only been able to get to around 1870 then I hit the slavery wall.

That’s really unfortunate. I’ve hit a big wall with my Irish ancestors.

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:41:56pm

Anderson Cooper’s show tonight is very good. Almost over, but the WSJ reporter is on now.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:42:04pm

re: #265 BeachDem

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:42:12pm

re: #265 BeachDem

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EPR-radar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:44:07pm

re: #264 goddamnedfrank

This DeMoro person is severely delusional in her characterization of tr*mp. Plus this business of a senior union leader fellating tr*mp because he is a ‘businessman’ is all kinds of wrong on its face.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:45:30pm

re: #264 goddamnedfrank

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She’s delusional.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:45:47pm
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HappyWarrior  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:46:07pm

re: #271 EPR-radar

This DeMoro person is severely delusional in her characterization of tr*mp. Plus this business of a senior union leader fellating tr*mp because he is a ‘businessman’ is all kinds of wrong on its face.

The whole international in his outlook is funny.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:46:23pm

I am having to modify some Perl code, and I’m quickly realizing why I never bothered to learn the language. But, since I am having to modify existing code, I need some help with a question of anyone who can help:

[hidden]
This is the basic structure:

use strict;

sub printit
{
my ($sh) = @_;

foreach my $v( keys %$sh )
{
print $v;
}
}

sub main
{
my %simplehash = (
first => [ 1, 2 ],
second => [ 3, 4 ]
);

printit( %simplehash );
}

main();

I added the “use strict;” because I believe any code should be as tight as possible. But that is giving me the following error: “Can’t use string (“second”) as a HASH ref while “strict refs” in use at simple.pl line 7.” Any idea how to clear this message?

While the code isn’t exactly like this, it’s close enough. The less rearranging the better. The real code has two different hash maps, and uses the names in one to map to a collection of methods to run in the other.

Edit: Line 7 is the foreach.

[/hidden]

Edit: Charles, I think I broke your hide functionality. It seems you didn’t build a Perl grammar parser in it. :)

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EPR-radar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:46:48pm

re: #263 Unshaken Defiance

Probably too long for a slogan, but “Trumpcare, it’s like Trump university except you die, the girl dies, everybody dies” is entertaining.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:47:50pm

re: #273 Charles Johnson

I think people are going to be genuinely shocked when it all starts to come together. It is really bad.

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The Spite House  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:47:58pm

re: #39 KGxvi

Here’s the problem with the 25th Amendment approach - you need a majority of the Cabinet and the VP to trigger it. That means you need 9 of these 16 people to sign off on having Trump temporarily removed:

Pence, Tillerson, Mnuchin, Mattis, Session, Zenkie, Purdue, Ross, Acosta, Price, Chao, Perry, DeVos, Shulkin, and Kelly.

I could see Pence, Mattis, Price, Chao, Perry, and Kelly signing off if they got the nod from Ryan and McConnell (hell, Mattis and Kelly might do it just because). Maybe through in Purdue and Zenkie. That’s 8, best case scenario. I think Sessions goes down with the ship and the rest are too deep in Trump’s pocket to make the move.

And here’s the rub, let’s say they get 9 signatures. Trump sends a letter saying he’s fine and then before the Cabinet can send the second letter saying he’s not fine, he fires the 8 cabinet officials who signed the letter (he can’t fire Pence). That’s a straight constitutional crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen before.

If only he’d done something terrible while in office that would warrant impeachment proceedings, like oral sex or something.

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EPR-radar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:50:00pm

re: #277 JordanRules

I think people are going to be genuinely shocked when it all starts to come together. It is really bad.

tr*mp and the Republicans are crooks and traitors.

The open questions are how much of this can be proven in the presence of overwhelming GOP obstruction and cover-up, and whether enough people care enough to vote the GOP bastards out of power before it is too late.

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sagehen  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:50:08pm

re: #277 JordanRules

I think people are going to be genuinely shocked when it all starts to come together. It is really bad.

Some of us won’t be the least bit shocked. Some of us will be jumping up and down yelling “told you so, told you so!!”

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The Spite House  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:52:50pm

re: #280 sagehen

Some of us won’t be the least bit shocked. Some of us will be jumping up and down yelling “told you so, told you so!!”

I forget where I read this, but after the election someone wrote that they felt like they were rewatching The Sixth Sense with people who had never seen it before.

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EPR-radar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:54:00pm

re: #278 The Spite House

tr*mp has definitely read and understood the 25th amendment. There’s no way a power-mad narcissist like tr*mp would overlook that threat to his power.

Everyone in tr*mp’s cabinet of horribles has likely signed some batcrap insane contract to the effect that they would never use the 25th amendment vs. tr*mp.

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:54:36pm

re: #280 sagehen

Yep. I won’t be shocked but there are a lot of folks who can’t really process what happened and the fact that it’s literally continuing. He’s going to meet his handler Vlad next week while his goons try to scoop up all our damn voter data.

This shit is crazy and so many people can’t even go there yet.

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William Lewis  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:55:01pm

re: #277 JordanRules

I think people are going to be genuinely shocked when it all starts to come together. It is really bad.

Doubtful. The Democrats will say “SEE?” and the Republicans will say “So What?” and the vast majority who never vote anyway will say “Yawn. Who”s on American Idol tonight?”

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:56:06pm

re: #284 William Lewis

As I said earlier today, we may not do shit about it but people are going to be shook as the story unfolds.

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EPR-radar  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:57:32pm

re: #283 JordanRules

Yep. I won’t be shocked but there are a lot of folks who can’t really process what happened and the fact that it’s literally continuing. He’s going to meet his handler Vlad next week while his goons try to scoop up all our damn voter data.

This shit is crazy and so many people can’t even go there yet.

If tr*mp runs again in 2020, Kobach and his goon squad will probably be tasked with ensuring that tr*mp wins the popular vote. The way things are going, red states could report negative votes for the (D) presidential candidate and get away with it.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:58:28pm

re: #222 bratwurst

It’s just weird how some people (don’t) think.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 29, 2017 • 6:59:18pm
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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:00:20pm

re: #286 EPR-radar

The way things are going, red states could report negative votes for the (D) presidential candidate and get away with it.

And this isn’t hyperbole any longer. SMDH

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:01:16pm

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What tips this whole thing in the direction of vote suppression (other than the people involved) is them asking which party they voted for. It will be weird how only Democrats are removed for questionable voting, meaning they voted.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:04:24pm

re: #273 Charles Johnson

Exactly why I still honestly believe it will come to jail for Trump. If it comes to that he can die there, be interred there as a permanent warning.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:04:54pm

re: #290 Belafon

What tips this whole thing in the direction of vote suppression (other than the people involved) is them asking which party they voted for. It will be weird how only Democrats are removed for questionable voting, meaning they voted.

Yeah, it was sketchy to begin with, but that really just did it for me. I was like, you cannot tell me they have anything aboveboard in mind with that request. We all know they’re going to use it to hunt down the Dear Leader’s political enemies.

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calochortus  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:12:03pm

re: #267 HappyWarrior

That’s really unfortunate. I’ve hit a big wall with my Irish ancestors.

I hit a wall with one Walter Smith who probably emigrated from somewhere in England.
You wouldn’t think he’d be hard to find, would you?
/

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calochortus  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:14:08pm

re: #260 BeachDem

Will add to my list—up to 4 now.

Edit to add—I like her last line—a lot.

Which is good. Having several states out front on this will make it easier for others not to comply with the request. It should die of its own weight in no time.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:14:49pm

Oh, and 2006? You mean when Democrats took over Congress? Democrats just weren’t supposed to win, I guess.

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petesh  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:15:25pm

re: #291 Unshaken Defiance

Exactly why I still honestly believe it will come to jail for Trump. If it comes to that he can die there, be interred there as a permanent warning.

Krugman seems to think Trump is having a breakdown, and that may be correct. If so, it’s because he knows what’s coming. I still think he’ll weasel out of jail by resigning on medical grounds and getting pardoned; and bankruptcy is almost better than jail. Ignominy, that’s what I want. I am a bad person but he’s worse.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:16:43pm
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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:19:39pm

‘Running a Child Slave Colony’ is trending on Twitter.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:22:57pm

re: #296 petesh

Krugman seems to think Trump is having a breakdown, and that may be correct. If so, it’s because he knows what’s coming. I still think he’ll weasel out of jail by resigning on medical grounds and getting pardoned; and bankruptcy is almost better than jail. Ignominy, that’s what I want. I am a bad person but he’s worse.

Everyone underestimates the degree to which Trump has surrounded himself with insulating sycophants. I’m sorry but if the last two years have taught me anything it’s not to get too hopeful about anything with the possible exception of Nvidia stock.

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Romantic Heretic  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:23:29pm

re: #223 gocart mozart

I once overheard this statement in a record store here in Toronto.

Gee! Did you know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?

It was one of those moments where you could hear the needle scratch across the record in the soundtrack of life.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:25:20pm

re: #296 petesh

In the end, this is such a profound excursion from sanity that powerful examples must be made. Especially of the Russians.

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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:25:44pm

Any takers on my #275 Perl question? I just don’t know enough to be able to even figure out where to look for a solution. When I look up the error, nothing tells me how this is violating it.

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FormerDirtDart  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:26:31pm

SGT. STUBBY Official US Teaser (2018)

Sergeant Stubby & General Pershing
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Belafon  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:27:13pm

re: #296 petesh

Krugman seems to think Trump is having a breakdown, and that may be correct. If so, it’s because he knows what’s coming. I still think he’ll weasel out of jail by resigning on medical grounds and getting pardoned; and bankruptcy is almost better than jail. Ignominy, that’s what I want. I am a bad person but he’s worse.

I would settle for his kids’ last name getting damaged to the point they’re failing at selling used cars .

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:29:01pm

re: #302 Belafon

Any takers on my #275 Perl question? I just don’t know enough to be able to even figure out where to look for a solution. When I look up the error, nothing tells me how this is violating it.

I can’t help you beyond suggesting that you use the code tag Charles made available to us. Hover over the ? in the green circle below the comment text input box for more info.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:29:01pm

re: #302 Belafon

Any takers on my #275 Perl question? I just don’t know enough to be able to even figure out where to look for a solution. When I look up the error, nothing tells me how this is violating it.

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teleskiguy  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:35:42pm

The C Team.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:36:33pm

re: #306 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

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LastYearsMan  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:38:21pm

re: #276 EPR-radar

Probably too long for a slogan, but “Trumpcare, it’s like Trump university except you die, the girl dies, everybody dies” is entertaining.

I like Rick Wilson’s version: “Everything Trump touches dies.”

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Stanley Sea  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:38:36pm

Read this story

Painting from 1962. Really, read this.

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covfefe  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:40:32pm

re: #273 Charles Johnson

The whole damn Republican party is involved.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:43:01pm

Epic traffic out there. Thanks to fires on the coast to valley routes, (Topanga, PCH, and now in Calabasas) well my wife left Brentwood at 4:30. Still not home. 3 hours from Brentwood to Universal City. Half tank of gas. That 405…. Twenty miles maybe.

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covfefe  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:44:48pm

re: #255 Unshaken Defiance

US media will be banned from the meeting. Russian media will post photos of them in 69. Trump supporters: MAGA!

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Unshaken Defiance  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:47:20pm

Watch nothing happen.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:50:47pm

re: #261 JordanRules

Fascinating stuff relayed here…

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I know it sounds stupid that i hadn’t really thought much about it but I do understand that white privilege is being able to say “so yeah, we have documentary evidence all the way back to Alsace Lorraine in the 17th century.”

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stpaulbear  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:54:10pm

re: #300 Romantic Heretic

I once overheard this statement in a record store here in Toronto.

It was one of those moments where you could hear the needle scratch across the record in the soundtrack of life.

When I bought a 50th anniversary vinyl reissue of Sgt. Pepper, the young clerk at Barnes & Noble looked at the cover and called it ‘Pepper’s Club Band’. Same feeling.

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retired cynic  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:56:32pm

re: #315 Barefoot Grin

I know it sounds stupid that i hadn’t really thought much about it but I do understand that white privilege is being able to say “so yeah, we have documentary evidence all the way back to Alsace Lorraine in the 17th century.”

How did you know?

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JordanRules  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:56:40pm

re: #315 Barefoot Grin

Not stupid at all. That’s why the term woke works so well. You start to see things that you slept on before. ;)

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Myron Falwell  Jun 29, 2017 • 7:58:06pm

re: #296 petesh

Krugman seems to think Trump is having a breakdown, and that may be correct. If so, it’s because he knows what’s coming. I still think he’ll weasel out of jail by resigning on medical grounds and getting pardoned; and bankruptcy is almost better than jail. Ignominy, that’s what I want. I am a bad person but he’s worse.

Time is running out for the resigning on medical grounds IMO. Maybe this behavior is probably a setup to resigning, but I don’t think it’s in Trump’s DNA to leave such an office under those means.

I’m in agreement with Keith Olbermann… that Trump literally feels he can do no wrong, while he’s self-destructing in front of all of us. He may have to be publicly arrested and taken out of office… and that’s if he doesn’t pull a Budd Dwyer in front of the cameras first.

It’s a dangerous, frightening situation. But of course e-mails and all that.

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BeachDem  Jun 29, 2017 • 9:35:19pm

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Not sure if this one’s posted yet (on my list)

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S COMMISSION to investigate allegations of voter fraud is reaching out to state officials to gather information, but they won’t be getting a lot of help from Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin.

commonwealthmagazine.org


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