Samantha Bee Asks: Is There Anyone in Congress Crazier Than GOHMERT?

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Watching this Samantha Bee segment featuring the fabled Dumbest Man in Congress, Louie Gohmert, I had to fight off a bout of nostalgia for those bygone days when Gohmert was the worst, craziest Republican in Washington.

Now that coveted title is held by the malevolent toad squatting in the Oval Office. But Louie can still be pretty funny in his own special dim-witted way.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:27:11pm

Maybe Steve King.

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Franklin  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:28:07pm

Dang it, first post all week and a new thread pops up! Repost from downstairs:

——-

Quick vacation anecdote:

Making a sand castle with my 6yo who insists on using dry sand. I tell her to go closer to the water to get the wetter sand. She insists and I tell her I have 35 years of experience and she should take my advice.

She builds her dry-sand castle and it falls over quickly.

I turn to my wife and tell her this is what Hillary must feel like.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:38:12pm

re: #1 HappyWarrior

Maybe Steve King.

Steve King and Louie Gohmert are a really really horrible version of McCain/Graham.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:39:20pm

Michele Bachmann left a giant void and various nincompoops have vied for the title.

GOHMERT is an idiot but King is dangerously stupid.

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piratedan  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:40:50pm

and yet these uninformed civic paragons keep getting elected….

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:41:28pm

Foxx has been kinda quiet of late

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Decatur Deb  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:41:56pm

re: #5 piratedan

and yet these uninformed civic paragons keep getting elected….

Perhaps they are the best and brightest of their constituents.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:44:40pm

Surprise, surprise. HHS scored the Cruz amendment instead of the CBO, and thinks its the greatest thing since sliced bread. Didn’t see that coming.//

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:45:17pm

starherald.com

Holy crap, my regional newspaper actually reported something negative about Donald Trump.

William Jeffress, a longtime defense attorney at Baker Botts who represented former President Richard Nixon, said Mueller’s inquiry will almost certainly involve examining financial information as he looks for any connections between Trump associates and Russia. And he said Trump’s threats toward Mueller aren’t helping his case.

“If I were his lawyer, I would be telling him to dial it down,” Jeffress said.

The White House push against the special counsel’s probe comes as the outlines of the investigation are beginning to become clearer.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:46:30pm

I’ve been watching nuclear holocaust flicks. Current one is Aftermath, which has a young doctor and a group of yokels taking refuge in a farmhouse cellar in Texas. It’s pretty good but it does fail on plausibility when the group is attacked by organized cannibals just a couple of weeks after the big blow up.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:48:33pm

re: #10 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I’ve been watching nuclear holocaust flicks. Current one is Aftermath, which has a young doctor and a group of yokels taking refuge in a farmhouse cellar in Texas. It’s pretty good but it does fail on plausibility when the group is attacked by organized cannibals just a couple of weeks after the big blow up.

If you are going to go cannibal I would certainly suggest going cannibal early and organizing.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:48:50pm
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sauceruney  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:49:35pm

re: #10 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

If you haven’t seen any of The 100, it’s a pretty good post nuclear holocaust series. First four seasons are on Netflix. Fifth and final season due early next year.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:49:57pm

re: #10 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Organized Cannibals would be a good band name.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:52:31pm

re: #4 b.d.

Michele Bachmann left a giant void and various nincompoops have vied for the title.

GOHMERT is an idiot but King is dangerously stupid.

King wants Nuremberg citizenship laws. Evil and stupid.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:53:11pm

I am so glad that the GOP can’t get any of their hurtful policies passed….yet.

The FoxNews strategy of continuing to talk about Hillary is sure to fail as the people who try and push those talking points getting laughed at.

The GOP, wingnut welfare and Trump are wounded animals, there is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal.

Coulter’s weekend antics didn’t help their cause.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:54:54pm

re: #11 b.d.

If you are going to go cannibal I would certainly suggest going cannibal early and organizing.

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The really smart cannibals get organized before the nuclear exchange.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:55:58pm

re: #11 b.d.

If you are going to go cannibal I would certainly suggest going cannibal early and organizing.

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Ishmael’s famous line from Moby Dick might be appropriate in these circumstances: “Better a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.”

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Jay C  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:55:58pm

re: #12 FormerDirtDart

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So IOW, the White House is saying that the CBO’s “models” and numbers don’t support the result that the WH wants them to, so therefore, they should be ignored?

Swell!

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:56:00pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

Organized Cannibals would be a good band name.

I’m afraid the Fine Young Cannibals have them beat.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:58:49pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:58:58pm

re: #19 Jay C

So IOW, the White House is saying that the CBO’s “models” and numbers don’t support the result that the WH wants them to, so therefore, they should be ignored?

Swell!

That’s how you manage to go bankrupt six times owning casinos.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:59:36pm

re: #17 Decatur Deb

The really smart cannibals get organized before the nuclear exchange.

We are….

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Decatur Deb  Jul 20, 2017 • 4:59:51pm

re: #21 FormerDirtDart

As a cloud of negative news hangs over Trump’s administration, Fox News turns to a familiar face: Hillary Clinton

That could cost her Florida.

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sauceruney  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:00:37pm

re: #20 Big Beautiful Door

I was just watching She Drives Me Crazy on YouTube because of that

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:02:14pm

@GarfieldFanArt

You’re welcome.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:04:37pm

re: #10 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I’ve been watching nuclear holocaust flicks. Current one is Aftermath, which has a young doctor and a group of yokels taking refuge in a farmhouse cellar in Texas. It’s pretty good but it does fail on plausibility when the group is attacked by organized cannibals just a couple of weeks after the big blow up.

I’d believe I’d have to do some indirect cannibalism.

When Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca was taken as a slave by the Karankawas he talked about that when they would catch a fish they’d leave it out in the air until the maggots took over and then eat the maggots.

I’ve heard about not liking seafood but really….

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:06:16pm

re: #25 sauceruney

I was just watching She Drives Me Crazy on YouTube because of that

Well share with the class!

Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy (1989)

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Skip Intro  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:08:23pm

re: #24 Decatur Deb

That could cost her Florida.

My belief is that Fox assumed Hillary would win so they stockpiled a couple of years worth of negative programming against her. Wouldn’t want to let that go to waste.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:09:57pm
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Ace-o-aces  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:10:46pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:11:28pm

re: #29 Skip Intro

My belief is that Fox assumed Hillary would win so they stockpiled a couple of years worth of negative programming against her. Wouldn’t want to let that go to waste.

I can here it now, “Todays news, Trump was identified as an unindicted co-conspirator by the grand jury today; and now a special report on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal!!!!”

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:11:32pm

re: #29 Skip Intro

My belief is that Fox assumed Hillary would win so they stockpiled a couple of years worth of negative programming against her. Wouldn’t want to let that go to waste.

Worst thing to happen to FoxNews and the wingnut media was Trump winning.

Hard to blame all of the problems of the US government on Nancy Pelosi when the GOP runs EVERYTHING.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:12:00pm

re: #33 bill d

Worst thing to happen to FoxNews and the wingnut media was Trump winning.

Hard to blame all of the problems of the US government on Nancy Pelosi when the GOP runs EVERYTHING.

They will do it anyway.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:12:22pm

re: #31 Ace-o-aces

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Is Prager the neo-Scholastic asshole?

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gocart mozart  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:13:48pm
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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:15:11pm

re: #34 Big Beautiful Door

They will do it anyway.

Trump blaming the failure of Trumpcare on the democrats to the republican senators he solely invited to the White House was ironically funny.

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stpaulbear  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:15:32pm

re: #33 bill d

Trump winning was the worst thing to happen to everyone.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:19:39pm

If Mueller starts handing out subpoenas, he should make sure this son of a bitch gets one.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has made several trips to Moscow during his 15 terms in Congress.

But the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats canceled a publicly announced trip to meet with the Russian parliament last spring with little notice.

Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa Moscow) told the Times on Wednesday that he decided not to go because he was worried the national focus on Russia would make it difficult to have serious conversations with Russian officials.

“In the middle of a chaotic, public brouhaha, you’re not going to be able to get the serious job done that you need to get done,” he said.

But a senior House GOP aide who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to reporters said Thursday it was House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) who declined Rohrabacher’s request to travel to Moscow shortly after President Trump’s inauguration. The aide said such a trip would have been inappropriate.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:22:03pm

re: #38 stpaulbear

Trump winning was the worst thing to happen to everyone.

sadly spot on

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gocart mozart  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:22:43pm

Let’s ask Twitter

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Skip Intro  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:22:49pm

re: #38 stpaulbear

Trump winning was the worst thing to happen to everyone.

We are living in a kakistocracy.

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bratwurst  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:23:30pm

Apologies if this has already been posted, just catching up here:

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plansbandc  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:23:54pm

A friend was talking about this beautiful song and now I share it with you, my latest earworm…

The Beach Boys - Sail on sailor

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piratedan  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:25:07pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

well they are all spectacularly bad in their own special way…. if only they could re-enact the MP Upper Class Twit of the Year contest, at least we would be rid of some of them….

Upper Class Twit of the Year - Monty Python’s The Flying Circus

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TedStriker  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:25:21pm

re: #44 plansbandc

A friend was talking about this beautiful song and now I share it with you, my latest earworm…

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It’s one of my favorite BB songs.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:26:24pm

re: #43 bratwurst

Sources tell me Ivanka Trump has confessed to treason. Interpol and I take no joy in reporting this - has ordered death by impalement.

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Timothy Watson  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:26:41pm

re: #43 bratwurst

Apologies if this has already been posted, just catching up here:

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Had to look up “barratry”.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:27:14pm

re: #44 plansbandc

A friend was talking about this beautiful song and now I share it with you, my latest earworm…

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That was from the ‘Holland’ album. ‘Leaving This Town’ is another really good track from that album.

Leaving This Town - Beach Boys

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:27:35pm

I’d say that we need to get rid of Trump until I look at the order of succession….
Not so sure we aren’t better off with this do nothing, Russian owned, criminal distraction in office?

1 Vice President Mike Pence (R)
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R)
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch (R)
4 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R)
5 Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (R)
6 Secretary of Defense James Mattis (I)
7 Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R)
8 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (R)
9 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (R)
10 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (R)
11 Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta (R)
12 Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price (R)
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson (R)
- Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (R)[a]
14 Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (R)
15 Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (R)
16 Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin (I)
17 Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly (I)

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Skip Intro  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:29:10pm

re: #50 b.d. (bill d.)

He’s doing plenty. All of it really bad for us and the country.

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plansbandc  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:30:01pm

re: #46 TedStriker

Been a favorite for a long time, just got obsessed with it again. :D

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stpaulbear  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:31:34pm

re: #50 b.d. (bill d.)

We need to go the Agnew/Ford route to break that chain.

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LastYearsMan  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:33:59pm

re: #38 stpaulbear

Trump winning was the worst thing to happen to everyone.

Outside of the USA? Maybe not so bad. His cocaine 8-ball of crazy has many other countries (France, Canada, Korea …. maybe Japan) running toward sensibility as fast as they can.

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plansbandc  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:35:13pm

re: #49 makeitstop

Yeah, the album is going to be my walk music tomorrow. : )

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:36:48pm

re: #47 teleskiguy

Sources tell me Ivanka Trump has confessed to treason. Interpol and I take no joy in reporting this - has ordered death by impalement.

Sources tell me Donald Jr has confessed to shrieking. Interpol and I take no joy reporting this- has ordered death by combat in the arena. Come on, I dislike the bastard but that’s harsh.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:37:17pm

Jared, still thinking he’s bullet-proof…

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:38:55pm

re: #56 HappyWarrior

death by combat in the arena

That sounds like Rehabilitation in Idiocracy.

Giphy

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Skip Intro  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:39:41pm

re: #57 makeitstop

Jared, still thinking he’s bullet-proof…

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He is. They all are.

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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:40:27pm

re: #43 bratwurst

Tweet like Louise Mensch: Sources tell me, [Donny Junior] has confessed to [Treason]. [Interpol] - and I take no joy in reporting this - has ordered [death by impalement].

I like this game. 😎

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EPR-radar  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:41:01pm

re: #59 Skip Intro

He is. They all are.

Until they aren’t. We have to hope for that to be the way this plays out, because the alternative really is unthinkable.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:41:40pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

Organized Cannibals would be a good band name.

re: #20 Big Beautiful Door

I’m afraid the Fine Young Cannibals have them beat.

Fine Young Organized Cannibals.

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gocart mozart  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:41:59pm

Steve King is in the lead with 44%
Go-Merde and Dana tied at 22%

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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:42:15pm

re: #56 HappyWarrior

Sources tell me Donald Jr has confessed to shrieking. Interpol and I take no joy reporting this- has ordered death by combat in the arena. Come on, I dislike the bastard but that’s harsh.

I dunno. If it was on PPV I’d order it. 😳

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:42:22pm

re: #47 teleskiguy

Sources tell me Ivanka Trump has confessed to treason. Interpol and I take no joy in reporting this - has ordered death by impalement.

Vlad the Impaler?

It’s all starting to come together and make sense now…..

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:42:22pm

re: #41 gocart mozart

Let’s ask Twitter

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Yes.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:42:28pm

re: #43 bratwurst

Apologies if this has already been posted, just catching up here:

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Sources tell me, Paul Ryan has confessed to indecent exposure. Your pet and I take no joy in reporting this - has ordered death, by combat in the arena.

Seems to check out.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:44:50pm

re: #59 Skip Intro

He is. They all are.

I don’t accept that. Not for a second.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:46:05pm

re: #65 b.d. (bill d.)

Vlad the Impaler?

It’s all starting to come together and make sense now…..

I used to work with a Russian guy who smoked but never, to my knowledge, bought cigarettes. He was always bumming them from other smokers, who referred to him as ‘Vlad the Inhaler’.

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gocart mozart  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:47:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:48:47pm

re: #70 gocart mozart

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Toro seems a bit too happy to have people eating his balls.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:49:40pm
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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:50:04pm

re: #68 makeitstop

I don’t accept that. Not for a second.

Agreed. Jared and Dum-Dum Don-Don are being brought down by their own hubris.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:50:13pm

re: #67 Myron Falwell

Sources tell me, Paul Ryan has confessed to indecent exposure. Your pet and I take no joy in reporting this - has ordered death, by combat in the arena.

Seems to check out.

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:50:52pm

Now that Dunkirk is going to be a humongous hit and everybody everywhere is going to see it…

somebody needs to do an essay, or a viral video, that makes obvious what an apt metaphor (allegory?) that piece of history is for our current political moment.

The forces of freedom and decency, about to be overrun and annihilated by fascism, are in need of rescue. Vast numbers of civilians for whom “they’re supposed to be protecting us! why is it my job?!” suddenly realize that in the moment of crisis today it really is everybody’s goddamned job and get your ass out there to save them… the fate of the world is at stake, this is not the time to stay in your lane.

Youtube Video

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:51:45pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:53:12pm

re: #12 FormerDirtDart

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How disgusting is the Trump regime? Unbelievable. Straight up lying just to get tax cuts for the rich.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:53:34pm

re: #76 Charles Johnson

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He fits right in.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:54:36pm
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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:54:46pm

re: #78 Big Beautiful Door

He fits right in.

Your future AG

//

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gocart mozart  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:55:13pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:55:26pm

Makes me want to believe in Hell, so he can burn forever in it.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:55:52pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:57:24pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

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No word from the Spokesman….

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:57:26pm
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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:57:41pm

re: #80 b.d. (bill d.)

Your future AG

//

Nah, he’d be an ideal director for the National Institute of Mental Health. ////

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:58:41pm

re: #50 b.d. (bill d.)

Still need to get rid of Trump. Cut the head off the snake and the snake will die. Trump’s base will be demoralized if he’s perp walked out of office and he probably won’t leave the White House alone.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 5:59:50pm

In Chuck C. Johnson’s twisted so-called mind, God gave John McCain brain cancer to vindicate Chuck. This guy is so fucking sick in the head.

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EPR-radar  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:03:07pm

re: #88 Charles Johnson

In Chuck C. Johnson’s twisted so-called mind, God gave John McCain brain cancer to vindicate Chuck. This guy is so fucking sick in the head.

We have an entire industry of RWNJ hate-mongering and resentment-fostering that is simply CCJ’s pathologies expressed on a larger scale. CCJ is the very model of a modern Republican.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:03:39pm

re: #88 Charles Johnson

In Chuck C. Johnson’s twisted so-called mind, God gave John McCain brain cancer to vindicate Chuck. This guy is so fucking sick in the head.

What a sick, delusional asshole.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:03:43pm
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sagehen  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:03:56pm

When RFK was shot.

It was the one and only time in my entire life I ever saw my grandfather cry (he lived until 1989).

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gocart mozart  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:04:03pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:04:53pm

re: #91 Charles Johnson

Someone doesn’t understand where the cockroach infesting the White House comes from, and how completely representative he is of RWNJs.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:05:20pm

re: #91 Charles Johnson

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Chuck could well be a GOP candidate down the road. Stupid to ignore him.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:05:36pm

Speaking of earworms, this one just came on the radio.

I’ll be walking around the house singing ‘I been downhearted, baby’ all weekend.

Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:05:45pm

re: #93 gocart mozart

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That, and ridicule.

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EPR-radar  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:06:07pm

re: #92 sagehen

Oil shocks and Iran hostage crisis, mid to late 70s. Also stagflation.

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EPR-radar  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:06:31pm

re: #95 HappyWarrior

Chuck could well be a GOP candidate down the road. Stupid to ignore him.

GOP presidential timber.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:07:17pm
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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:08:06pm

re: #83 Charles Johnson

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Probably got tired of all of the other Trump legal teams getting all of the attention.

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stpaulbear  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:08:11pm

re: #81 gocart mozart

What’s the first big news story you were aware of as a kid?

The space program under the Kennedy administration, although I didn’t remember any of the astronaut’s names until John Glenn.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:08:16pm

Not exactly an earworm, but I could leave this on repeat all day:

Let it Bleed_Rolling Stones lyrics

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:09:12pm
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451_Montag  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:09:25pm

re: #81 gocart mozart

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Bowling Green Massacre. That shit is just burned into my soul. The inhumanity of it all, you know, still brings a tear to my eye

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Teukka  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:09:28pm

re: #81 gocart mozart

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The Tuve Landslide

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:10:07pm

re: #98 EPR-radar

Oil shocks and Iran hostage crisis, mid to late 70s. Also stagflation.

MLK assassination is just outside of my memory. Probably moon landing interspersed with Vietnam war clips. Then Watergate. I watched a lot of Watergate even though I had no idea what was happening (I mean, it pre-empted my normal afternoon “Dialing for Dollars” Channel 3 afternoon movie.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:10:36pm

re: #105 451_Montag

Bowling Green Massacre. That shit is just burned into my soul. The inhumanity of it all, you know, still brings a tear to my eye

They still haven’t reopened the Corvette factory, they’re still finding bone fragments and such.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:10:52pm

re: #92 sagehen

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When RFK was shot.

It was the one and only time in my entire life I ever saw my grandfather cry (he lived until 1989).

Dad used to wake me up for every Mercury launch, but I was 5, so they mostly blended into one memory. So, probably the Kennedy assassination, when I’d just turned 6.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:11:17pm

re: #92 sagehen

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When RFK was shot.

It was the one and only time in my entire life I ever saw my grandfather cry (he lived until 1989).

Watergate.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:11:48pm

re: #92 sagehen

Challenger explosion.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:13:06pm

re: #92 sagehen

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When RFK was shot.

It was the one and only time in my entire life I ever saw my grandfather cry (he lived until 1989).

Man walking on the moon (not sure which mission) was my first news memory.

I tell people now that I am so old that I remember when we walked on the moon.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:13:46pm

JFK assassination.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:13:47pm

For me (born 1981) it was probably the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:14:34pm
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No Depression  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:14:54pm

re: #92 sagehen

Probably the O.J. car chase, coincidentally enough. Didn’t know any of the details at the time but I clearly remember the white Ford Bronco being chased by police cars.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:15:13pm

re: #92 sagehen

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When RFK was shot.

It was the one and only time in my entire life I ever saw my grandfather cry (he lived until 1989).

Gulf War I or the Yugoslav Civil War not to be confused with the Serbian genocide of the Bosnians.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:15:32pm

Indian court denies abortion for ten-year-old girl raped by her uncle, saying she is too young for an abortion.

smh.com.au (Sydney Morning Herald, dated tomorrow because Australia)

A court in India ordered a 10-year-old girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle to carry her fetus to term, ruling she is too young and her pregnancy too advanced to have an abortion.

The girl, who has not been identified, is six months pregnant and sought medical attention after her maternal uncle allegedly raped her several times, CBS News reported.

The district court in the northern city of Chandigarh based its decision on Tuesday on an opinion by a panel of doctors from the city’s Government Medical College and Hospital, where the girl was examined, according to the hospital’s medical superintendent.

“If you abort then the risk to life is greater,” the superintendent told The Washington Post in a brief phone interview Wednesday.
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A 1970s law in India known as the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act bars abortions beyond 20 weeks, though courts have made exceptions if the fetus is not viable or if the mother’s life is at risk.

According to CBS, the hospital’s eight-member panel determined that the fetus was viable and could survive even if it was delivered immediately. CBS quoted an unnamed senior doctor on the panel who said abortion was “not an option at this stage.”

The hospital told the Times of India on Tuesday: “The victim is six months pregnant, as revealed by her ultrasound reports. We have submitted our medical advice to the court regarding termination of the foetus.”

The girl’s parents found out their daughter was pregnant after she complained stomach pains, according to the Indian Express. She later reportedly told her mother that her uncle had raped her a half-dozen times when he visited the family home. The uncle was arrested and the parents petitioned the court for an abortion, the Indian Express reported.

(more at the link)

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:15:32pm

Munich Olympics 1972

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Scout  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:15:48pm

Everyone in my office this morning is talking about Akie-san. We’re all kind of chuckling because it seems none of you guys over there are bringing up any of the scandals that she and her husband are currently caught up in.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:16:05pm

Genetics Research Explains Why Dogs Are Very Good Boys

A study published Wednesday in Science Advances reveals that dog genes made them especially open to domestication and hypersocial behavior. In short, the scientists report that genetic mutations leave dogs in a state of childlike social and cognitive development, where they seek out contact and attention.

Aside from the fact that we give them food and belly rubs, there was no compelling science before this study that explained why dogs like us so much.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:16:36pm

re: #118 Anymouse 🌹

I misread that at first as Indiana.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:16:41pm

re: #112 b.d. (bill d.)

Man walking on the moon (not sure which mission) was my first news memory.

I tell people now that I am so old that I remember when we walked on the moon.

If we were going for any news, then watching the moon landings on television would be my first memory of important news. I thought the question was dealing with political news, hence my answer of “Watergate”

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:16:57pm
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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:17:01pm

re: #115 Charles Johnson

I’ll bet he’s think if President Ford pardoned Nixon before he was convicted of anything, maybe Trump can just pardon everybody and force Mueller to stop.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:17:11pm

re: #118 Anymouse 🌹

Indian court denies abortion for ten-year-old girl raped by her uncle, saying she is too young for an abortion.

smh.com.au (Sydney Morning Herald, dated tomorrow because Australia)

(more at the link)

ggt would bang her head against the wall, but I don’t have any walls left.

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gocart mozart  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:17:19pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:17:33pm

I remember Walter talking about all of it….

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:20:39pm
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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:21:48pm

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹

If we were going for any news, then watching the moon landings on television would be my first memory of important news. I thought the question was dealing with political news, hence my answer of “Watergate”

Walking on the moon was political!!

//

Watergate for me too if it is politics.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:22:18pm

re: #129 Charles Johnson

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It will be a huge beautiful pardon…the best!

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:24:02pm

re: #129 Charles Johnson

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It would be the first time in his life he’d utter the words “pardon me.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:24:17pm

Just talked to my mother to wish her a happy birthday.

She is concerned about flooding on the Fox River - Chicago is about to get another round of thunderstorms with heavy rain, and the Fox in her area is only eighteen inches below flood stage.

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lawhawk  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:26:04pm

The Bronx is Burning… and Reggie’s 3HRs in the WS.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:26:27pm

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹

If we were going for any news, then watching the moon landings on television would be my first memory of important news. I thought the question was dealing with political news, hence my answer of “Watergate”

I remember war pictures of Beirut. It looked a lot like Detroit —so I figured all big cities looked like that.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:26:44pm

re: #129 Charles Johnson

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He’ll pardon Ivanka for free, wonder what he’ll charge the other kids?

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Birth Control Works  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:27:04pm

re: #122 Eclectic Cyborg

I misread that at first as Indiana.

Not an unreasonable mistake.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:28:17pm

re: #134 Anymouse 🌹

Just talked to my mother to wish her a happy birthday.

She is concerned about flooding on the Fox River - Chicago is about to get another round of thunderstorms with heavy rain, and the Fox in her area is only eighteen inches below flood stage.

A friend is having a time of it. Two of the family homes are FUBAR.

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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:28:21pm

re: #87 Patricia Kayden

Still need to get rid of Trump. Cut the head off the snake and the snake will die. Trump’s base will be demoralized if he’s perp walked out of office and he probably won’t leave the White House alone.

As long as there are any REPUBLICANS left, that head can’t be cut off.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:28:36pm

The assassination of Indira Gandhi

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plansbandc  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:30:39pm

re: #70 gocart mozart

It’s comforting to know they’re gluten free.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:33:22pm

re: #112 b.d. (bill d.)

Man walking on the moon (not sure which mission) was my first news memory.

I tell people now that I am so old that I remember when we walked on the moon.

Moon landing was mine too.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:34:25pm
Trump “was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns”

Ha ha, fucker. A lot of people don’t know that Special Prosecutors can subpoena financial records. A lot of people don’t know that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:35:46pm

re: #139 Birth Control Works

A friend is having a time of it. Two of the family homes are FUBAR.

I’m sorry to hear about that. My mother lives in the area in the extreme NW of Chicago. That area tends to flood with enough rain.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:36:12pm

JFK assassination, clearly.

John Glenn orbiting the Earth, dimly.

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BlueGrl21  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:36:43pm

re: #143 FormerDirtDart

Moon landing was mine too.

Probably not a major story, but the first one I remember being very aware of, that just hit me in the gut, was the Lisa Steinberg case.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:39:47pm

Man, this is just sad…

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:40:24pm

re: #144 makeitstop

Ha ha, fucker. A lot of people don’t know that Special Prosecutors can subpoena financial records. A lot of people don’t know that.

Overnight forecast calls for a tweet blizzard.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:41:12pm

re: #148 makeitstop

I try to look away for just one evening, but this exploding evil clown carnival just keeps rolling.

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Birth Control Works  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:42:45pm

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹

I’m sorry to hear about that. My mother lives in the area in the extreme NW of Chicago. That area tends to flood with enough rain.

Same area. Luckily, they are financially ok, it’s just all the work —sandbagging, clean-up etc.

“Nothing you can do while carp are swimming in your kitchen”

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:42:52pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:43:21pm

Broken clock, blind squirrel, etc.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:44:03pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:44:05pm

re: #148 makeitstop

Man, this is just sad…

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I love the smell of tr*mp desperation at any time. It smells like victory.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:44:12pm

re: #112 b.d. (bill d.)

Man walking on the moon (not sure which mission) was my first news memory.

I tell people now that I am so old that I remember when we walked on the moon.

That is my first big moment memory. I was almost 8 at the time. Grandpa was an aircraft mechanic in the Pacific during WWII and was a huge fan of the space program. We would go at least every other year to Wright-Patterson AFB museum as a summer trip (about 4.5 hours away). My biggest memory of it was how excited he was during the whole mission.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:44:17pm

re: #148 makeitstop

Man, this is just sad…

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I knew this was nuts but I never figured that the Trump Russian investigation would start to look like the movie Caddyshack….

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:44:49pm

re: #153 teleskiguy

Broken clock, blind squirrel, etc.

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Holy shit. If you’ve lost Coulter.

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Varek Raith  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:45:16pm

re: #81 gocart mozart

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The First Gulf War.

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:46:05pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:47:21pm

Man, there’s a lot of shit coming out this evening about Fuckface Von Clownstick. Good thing it’s Friday, right?!?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:47:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:48:24pm

re: #159 Varek Raith

The First Gulf War.

I was busy in Rota helping fix every aircraft coming in before the war, and every aircraft leaving afterwards. I remember not getting much sleep.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:48:31pm

Trump and Snowden rooming together in a new version of The Odd Couple.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:48:45pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:48:57pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:49:25pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:49:42pm

re: #165 FormerDirtDart

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Wasn’t Mueller leaving the FBI Director’s office during that time?

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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:50:03pm

I’ve been thinking about the first news story I remember. I think it was the assassination of Martin Luther King. But it didn’t really affect me…I was like eight years old and didn’t really understand the issues. My Lai was probably the first one that affected my soul.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:50:12pm

re: #167 FormerDirtDart

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Because that’s the act of an innocent man.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:51:14pm
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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:51:55pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Holy shit. If you’ve lost Coulter.

He lost Coulter a while ago for not being enough of an asshole.

Think about that.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:52:16pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:52:28pm

re: #172 MsJ

He lost Coulter a while ago for not being enough of an asshole.

Think about that.

That’s right.

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EPR-radar  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:52:39pm

re: #170 HappyWarrior

Because that’s the act of an innocent man.

All the world knows that tr*mp is a crook. There are only two real questions:

1) How much can be proven?

2) How much proof will it take to materially reduce tr*mp’s support from Congressional Republicans?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:52:58pm

re: #173 goddamnedfrank

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Doubt he knows that.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:55:36pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:55:46pm

re: #172 MsJ

He lost Coulter a while ago for not being enough of an asshole.

Think about that.

Or as the DPRK NEWS calls her: “throat model Ann Coulter…”

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LastYearsMan  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:56:13pm

So not looking forward to the next round of pardon-related propaganda on Fox News.

“Look, the president’s authority to pardon people is absolute. ABSOLUTE. So, let’s not dwell on the past. It’s over. Move on.”

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Skip Intro  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:56:22pm

re: #171 Charles Johnson

Trump’s lawyers know that Trump pardoning himself would end up in the Trump Supreme Court.

Don’t kid yourselves he won’t do it.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:57:23pm

re: #178 Barefoot Grin

Borderline questionable taste. Not gonna downding, but this is borderline transphobic. Ann Coulter often gets accused of being a man.

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Scout  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:58:24pm

Forgive my ignorance.

Are (presidential) pardons carte blanche, or do they have to be for specific acts written out in legalese?

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stpaulbear  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:59:29pm

re: #171 Charles Johnson

“Trump is just casually asking around about his pardon powers, no big.”

He’s asking his staff about it? Why doesn’t he just tune in to Fox to find out.

(I bet Fox is feverishly preparing a story for tomorrow morning about his rights to pardon everyone)

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 20, 2017 • 6:59:58pm

re: #176 HappyWarrior

Doubt he knows that.

His lawyers should’ve told him that by now. If he pardons his kids and they accept it, using the pardon to avoid prosecution they’ll be confessing to crimes according to established precedent. If he tries to pardon himself the act itself is an impeachable offense as he’ll be tacitly admitting to the prerequisite high crimes & misdemeanors.

None of this however means that Congressional Republicans will do their job and choose country over Party.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:00:11pm

re: #182 Scout

Forgive my ignorance.

Are (presidential) pardons carte blanche, or do they have to be for specific acts written out in legalese?

Here is the text of President Ford’s pardon of President Nixon.

watergate.info

It is not specific as to the nature of the crimes alleged against Nixon. (Alleged since they never went to an impeachment or trial.)

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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:00:30pm

re: #181 teleskiguy

Borderline questionable taste. Not gonna downding, but this is borderline transphobic. Ann Coulter often gets accused of being a man.

Maybe. Maybe not. Her neck is damn near a foot long.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:00:45pm

re: #181 teleskiguy

Borderline questionable taste. Not gonna downding, but this is borderline transphobic. Ann Coulter often gets accused of being a man.

I wonder if trans folks would find the problem with such jokes insulting because it implicitly says ‘trans = bad’, or because being associated with Ann Coulter would be deeply insulting.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:01:21pm

re: #187 Blind Frog Belly White

Bit of both, probably.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:01:52pm

re: #184 goddamnedfrank

His lawyers should’ve told him that by now. If he pardons his kids and they accept it, using the pardon to avoid prosecution they’ll be confessing to crimes according to established precedent. If he tries to pardon himself the act itself is an impeachable offense as he’ll be tacitly admitting to the prerequisite high crimes & misdemeanors.

None of this however means that Congressional Republicans will do their job and choose country over Party.

True.

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EPR-radar  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:02:14pm

re: #184 goddamnedfrank

His lawyers should’ve told him that by now. If he pardons his kids and they accept it, using the pardon to avoid prosecution they’ll be confessing to crimes according to established precedent. If he tries to pardon himself the act itself is an impeachable offense as he’ll be tacitly admitting to the prerequisite high crimes & misdemeanors.

None of this however means that Congressional Republicans will do their job and choose country over Party.

Congressional Republicans will never put country over party. However, if the tr*mp circus starts threatening their reelection prospects, then steps will be taken.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:02:17pm

re: #181 teleskiguy

Borderline questionable taste. Not gonna downding, but this is borderline transphobic. Ann Coulter often gets accused of being a man.

Understand. Downding would also be understood. I didn’t think of that.

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Varek Raith  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:03:09pm

Pardons for EVERYONE!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:03:30pm

re: #190 EPR-radar

Congressional Republicans will never put country over party. However, if the tr*mp circus starts threatening their reelection prospects, then steps will be taken.

Yep.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:04:07pm

re: #187 Blind Frog Belly White

I wonder if trans folks would find the problem with such jokes insulting because it implicitly says ‘trans = bad’, or because being associated with Ann Coulter would be deeply insulting.

Probably both.

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Scout  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:04:48pm

re: #185 Anymouse 🌹

Here is the text of President Ford’s pardon of President Nixon.

watergate.info

It is not specific as to the nature of the crimes alleged against Nixon. (Alleged since they never went to an impeachment or trial.)

Thanks. It seems the only specifics were the dates covered — crimes committed from January 20, 1969, through August 9, 1974 — which I assume was the time he was president.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:04:50pm

re: #192 Varek Raith

Pardons for EVERYONE!

I bet Tiffany doesn’t get a pardon…

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:04:56pm

re: #192 Varek Raith

Pardons for EVERYONE!

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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:06:24pm

re: #190 EPR-radar

Congressional Republicans will never put country over party. However, if the tr*mp circus starts threatening their reelection prospects, then steps will be taken.

One would think all of the recent special elections should greatly concern Republicans. While they won some and lost some they should have easily won in all of them. They lost two in OKLAHOMA. They almost lost GEORGIA.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:07:32pm

Given Trump’s existing pattern of behavior and lack of competence, he’d manage to screw up his own pardon.

After all, Crooked Jay Sekulow is advising him on this stuff. That’s all we need to know.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:08:54pm

The National Rifle Association made another vaguely threatening advert, this time attacking the Washington Post - vaguely implying the Post is some sort of threat (along with “violent leftists” and “organised anarchists”)

wonkette.com

(with video of the advert)

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:08:55pm

re: #92 sagehen

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When RFK was shot.

It was the one and only time in my entire life I ever saw my grandfather cry (he lived until 1989).

Launch of Sputnik

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:10:15pm

The President’s power to pardon and cleanse any sinner’s soul will Not Be Questioned.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:10:50pm

re: #200 Anymouse 🌹

The National Rifle Association made another vaguely threatening advert, this time attacking the Washington Post - vaguely implying the Post is some sort of threat (along with “violent leftists” and “organised anarchists”)

wonkette.com

(with video of the advert)

NRA needs scapegoats.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:11:06pm
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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:11:49pm

re: #202 jaunte

The President’s power to pardon and cleanse any sinner’s soul will Not Be Questioned.

I’d love to see the outrage if he offered to pardon Hillary…….the entire thieving Trump clan, meh…..Hillary OMG!!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:12:02pm

re: #132 Dr. Matt

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:12:30pm
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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:12:34pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:13:29pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:13:35pm

re: #187 Blind Frog Belly White

I wonder if trans folks would find the problem with such jokes insulting because it implicitly says ‘trans = bad’, or because being associated with Ann Coulter would be deeply insulting.

I had to quit calling her a snake when my herpetologist nephew took offense on their behalf. Snakes have done nothing to deserve that kind of disparagement.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:13:46pm

Mr. President, I’m not sure if you can pardon Putin or not……

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Varek Raith  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:13:48pm

re: #204 jaunte

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Totally the act of an innocent party.
Yeppers!

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stpaulbear  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:13:55pm

They’re going to get caught going to Russian sources for dirt on Mueller.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:14:40pm

re: #213 stpaulbear

They’re going to get caught going to Russian sources for dirt on Mueller.

And they’ll see it as fine.

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Varek Raith  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:14:47pm

re: #213 stpaulbear

They’re going to get caught going to Russian sources for dirt on Mueller.

#WINNING

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ObserverArt  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:15:25pm

re: #173 goddamnedfrank

Frankly My Dear 🐁 @goddamnedfrank
Here’s your periodic reminder that the acceptance of a Presidential Pardon is an implicit admission of guilt. cf Burdick v United States
9:51 PM - 20 Jul 2017
11 11 Retweets 13 13 likes

Thank you. “Guilty” or not, you are saying you are not fit and are giving up the office. Too many questions to allow in the sensitive top political position of the country.

And then he can pack up the family on the fucking Trump plane and fly to Moscow where they can live owing Putin for the rest of their un-American con artist treasonous lives.

Fuck you Trump you ugly piece of shit.

Grrrr.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:16:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:17:17pm

re: #217 jaunte

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Yep something is up here.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:17:37pm
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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:17:50pm
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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:18:23pm

re: #219 FormerDirtDart

The Circle of Trust is tightening.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:18:38pm

re: #219 FormerDirtDart

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O idea what they’re doing.

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:19:53pm

re: #184 goddamnedfrank

His lawyers should’ve told him that by now. If he pardons his kids and they accept it, using the pardon to avoid prosecution they’ll be confessing to crimes according to established precedent. If he tries to pardon himself the act itself is an impeachable offense as he’ll be tacitly admitting to the prerequisite high crimes & misdemeanors.

None of this however means that Congressional Republicans will do their job and choose country over Party.

If they accept a pardon, they can’t take the 5th when they’re subpoenaed by anyone who wants to ask questions under oath. And if they lie in that testimony, the perjury charges would require another set of pardons?

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ObserverArt  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:20:05pm

re: #175 EPR-radar

All the world knows that tr*mp is a crook. There are only two real questions:

1) How much can be proven?

2) How much proof will it take to materially reduce tr*mp’s support from Congressional Republicans?

1. All of it, this is why the panic to pardon the clan and himself.

2. Once the stench of this trash administration starts stinking enough everyone abandons them to save what is left of their political careers for allowing this to occur.

It’s political physics somewhat like a roller coaster taking awhile to climb the hill but when it reaches the top there is no stopping the speedy fall.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:21:05pm

re: #221 jaunte

The Circle of Trust is tightening.

re: #222 HappyWarrior

O idea what they’re doing.

Then a lower-case “o” followed by a degree sign “°” and those circles keep getting smaller… .

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:21:11pm

re: #221 jaunte

The Circle of Trust is tightening.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:22:12pm

I really didn’t think about the implications of hate for the transexual community in repeating the DPRK News, but it’s true and I’m glad I was corrected.

I don’t apologize for my recent comment on Sam Clovis as a man who knows biscuits and how to get them buttered because, even though it could be perceived as body shaming, it really was truly political in intent.

Comedy suffers in the explanation.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:23:09pm

re: #224 ObserverArt

1. All of it, this is why the panic to pardon the clan and himself.

2. Once the stench of this trash administration starts stinking enough everyone abandons them to save what is left of their political careers for allowing this to occur.

It’s political physics somewhat like a roller coaster taking awhile to climb the hill but when it reaches the top there is no stopping the speedy fall.

In reading history, I’ve concluded that there are certainly occasions that when things finally do fall apart, it happens with shocking speed.

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plansbandc  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:23:30pm

Armstrong walking on the moon was the first news story I vividly remember. We were crowded around grandma’s TV watching the wobbly footage. Amazing.

Still a big space nerd.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:23:38pm

re: #227 Barefoot Grin

I really didn’t think about the implications of hate for the transexual transgender community in repeating the DPRK News, but it’s true and I’m glad I was corrected.

FTFY

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The Spite House  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:23:47pm
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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:25:11pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:26:31pm

re: #232 jaunte

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A lot. Anyone who crosses Trump is the enemy.

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ObserverArt  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:28:10pm

re: #218 HappyWarrior

Yep something is up here.

All his moves have been meant to obstruct. Period.

It cannot be more clear. And that is the simple part of this. It goes way deeper and Trump knows it.

August is going to be a hell of a month. And watch the actual heat and maybe a crazy fall weather season go along with all of this. Things are out of control and it all goes together sometimes.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:28:28pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:28:44pm

re: #233 HappyWarrior

A lot. Anyone who crosses Trump is the enemy.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:29:17pm

re: #236 FormerDirtDart

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JFC. That’s sick.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:32:02pm

re: #237 HappyWarrior

JFC. That’s sick.

Sick is far, far too kind a word.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:33:03pm

I say we still have the know-how to put people on the moon.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:33:10pm

re: #236 FormerDirtDart

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Wonder if that guy will get a pardon too?

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gocart mozart  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:33:54pm

Turning into a real horse’s ass race with Gohmer behind King 40% to 44%

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:34:32pm

First political memory: Eisenhower’s heart attack (my father worshiped him). I’m old. Get off my lawn.

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:38:07pm

rawstory.com

Trump’s last western creditor, Deutsche Bank agreed Thursday to hand over its financial records of Mr. Trump’s dealings with the bank, something it has previously declined to do citing privacy laws.

Deutsche Bank may often be reluctant to cooperate with US authorities, but they’ll make an exception when Angela Merkel asks them to.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:38:50pm
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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:38:53pm

re: #242 retired cynic

My first political news memory was watching both the Republican and Democratic conventions in 1964.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:39:21pm

re: #243 sagehen

Deutsche Bank needs the shit kicked out of it, forensic-accounting wise.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:39:45pm

re: #244 goddamnedfrank

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Pretty much.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:40:54pm
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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:41:08pm

re: #244 goddamnedfrank

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:41:20pm

re: #239 jaunte

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I say we still have the know-how to put people on the moon.

Maybe we can convince him to the the first human to land on the Sun.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:42:09pm

re: #250 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Tell him the landing will be safe, at night.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:42:27pm

re: #244 goddamnedfrank

Your comment is offensive to his rube cultural heritage.

He’s simply continuing the traditions of his ancestors, who bought linament from guys driving wagons painted in stripes and got yoghurt enemas.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:43:55pm

re: #252 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Your comment is offensive to his rube cultural heritage.

He’s simply continuing the traditions of his ancestors, who bought linament from guys driving wagons painted in stripes and got yoghurt enemas.

LOL that sounds like something Gwyneth Paltrow would be promoting.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:44:24pm

health.nsw.gov.au

A traveller in Australia carried measles around to a bunch of different places before being reined in at a dentist and medical office.

New South Wales is urging people to get vaccines (free, pesky government medicine). The measles exposures were in central Sydney, at a number of popular tourist spots (primarily restaurants) and public transportation.

news.com.au

It is believed the person was a foreign tourist, who entered the country about a week ago.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:44:38pm

re: #244 goddamnedfrank

The “Z” in his middle name has to stand for something.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:45:01pm

re: #252 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

“My grandpappy died in the War so that I could have the chance to be this bamboozled! During the Depression, he and Grandma had to make do with only the occasional palm reading or emu farm stock purchase.”

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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:46:19pm

re: #248 jaunte

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This is vitally important. The kids would have to bear witness against their father on his business dealings.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:46:31pm

re: #255 Myron Falwell

The “Z” in his middle name has to stand for something.

Ztupid.

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:46:35pm

re: #245 jaunte

My first political news memory was watching both the Republican and Democratic conventions in 1964.

The first one that knocked me down was Jack Kennedy’s assassination.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:46:52pm

In 50 years, when they write about this, I hope it’s still in English. Not Russian. Not pictures scratched into cave walls.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:47:05pm

re: #256 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

“My grandpappy died in the War so that I could have the chance to be this bamboozled! During the Depression, he and Grandma had to make do with only the occasional palm reading or emu farm stock purchase.”

“…and I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time!”

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:47:29pm

re: #253 Dr Lizardo

Actual thing, but from an earlier generation’s GOOP: John Harvey Kellogg’s Battle Creek, Michigan sanitarium.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:48:36pm

re: #262 The Ghost of Senator Incitatus

Actual thing, but from an earlier generation’s GOOP: John Harvey Kellogg’s Battle Creek, Michigan sanitarium.

Ah, yes……….Paltrow’s spiritual grandpa.

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:49:13pm

re: #254 Anymouse 🌹

health.nsw.gov.au

A traveller in Australia carried measles around to a bunch of different places before being reined in at a dentist and medical office.

New South Wales is urging people to get vaccines (free, pesky government medicine). The measles exposures were in central Sydney, at a number of popular tourist spots (primarily restaurants) and public transportation.

news.com.au

It is believed the person was a foreign tourist, who entered the country about a week ago.

Do they specify if this foreign tourist was an American Moonbat?

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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:49:56pm

re: #263 Dr Lizardo

Ah, yes……….Paltrow’s spiritual grandpa.

A clean colon is a happy colon. What a scam.

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Varek Raith  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:50:05pm
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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:50:13pm

re: #259 retired cynic

The first time I recall being sad about a famous stranger dying: I was on a camping trip with my family somewhere in Oregon in 1962. Walking across a diner parking lot I saw a row of newspaper vending machines, and saw this:

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JordanRules  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:50:24pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:53:36pm

Interesting. There is a guy on Lawrence O’Donnell thinking Trump’s lawyers may be filling Donny in on the reality of his situation.

One of the points he is making is Trump probably was informed Mueller has access to his tax forms and the announcement today about Mueller saying he was looking into his and his family’s finances probably means he already has all their tax forms and he never had to let Trump know he was getting them.

Trump is fuming. He’s gonna blow* any minute and take himself out.

*He already blows…sucks too.

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stpaulbear  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:54:01pm

re: #268 JordanRules

holy shit

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:54:43pm

re: #264 sagehen

Do they specify if this foreign tourist was an American Moonbat?

All they say is the tourist flew in from Melbourne. It might be a homegrown variety moonbat or wingnut.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:54:49pm

Celebration of the first anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb. Grandfather explained what was going on.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:54:57pm

re: #268 JordanRules

What’s interesting is this little nugget from the WaPo article:

He has told aides he was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns.

Trump’s scared - maybe for the first time in his life, he realizes he’s in truly deep shit and it’s not so easy this time to BS, bully, or sue his way out of it.

When all is said and done, it could well be that winning the Presidency was the single worst thing that ever happened to him. I know it’s been rumored that Melania was deeply unhappy that he was running - and presumably, even less happy that he won. Maybe she had an inkling as to how it could all possibly go sideways.

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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:55:27pm

Alice Stollmeyer ✔ @StollmeyerEU
Ominous sign:

Former Attorney General just RTed his call to @TheJusticeDept & @FBI:

Duty. Honor. Country.

NOW IS THE TIME.#TickTickTick
9:43 PM - 20 Jul 2017

Yeah, well, black man without any influence whatsoever, BORING!!!

///

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:55:28pm

Sorry, Two Scoops…

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:55:44pm

re: #269 ObserverArt

Interesting. There is a guy on Lawrence O’Donnell thinking Trump’s lawyers may be filling Donny in on the reality of his situation.

One of the points he is making is Trump probably was informed Mueller has access to his tax forms and the announcement today about Mueller saying he was looking into his and his family’ finances probably means he already has all their tax forms and he never had to let Trump know he was getting them.

Trump is fuming. He’s gonna blow* any minute and take himself out.

*He already blows…sucks too.

Yeah, that is what I was guessing when I said we’re in for a rough night of Trump tweets ahead.

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:55:49pm

re: #272 Decatur Deb

Celebration of the first anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb. Grandfather explained what was going on.

I bow.

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JordanRules  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:56:01pm

re: #273 Dr Lizardo

Worst deal of his life full of shitty deals.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:57:49pm

re: #269 ObserverArt

Interesting. There is a guy on Lawrence O’Donnell thinking Trump’s lawyers may be filling Donny in on the reality of his situation.

One of the points he is making is Trump probably was informed Mueller has access to his tax forms and the announcement today about Mueller saying he was looking into his and his family’ finances probably means he already has all their tax forms and he never had to let Trump know he was getting them.

Trump is fuming. He’s gonna blow* any minute and take himself out.

*He already blows…sucks too.

MY GOD… SHE’S GONE FROM SUCK TO BLOW!

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:58:14pm

re: #278 JordanRules

Worst deal of his life full of shitty deals.

Yep - almost Shakespearean, with a strong element of farce thrown in for good measure.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 7:59:13pm

re: #276 Barefoot Grin

Yeah, that is what I was guessing when I said we’re in for a rough night of Trump tweets ahead.

If Mueller indeed already has Trump’s tax returns, Trump’s gotta be sweating bullets.

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fern01  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:00:53pm

re: #113 makeitstop

JFK assassination.

Probably the 1960 election. Then the Bay of Pigs and the Berlin Wall (can’t remember the order). And the assassination - I will always remember the screams when my mother heard the news.

I am old, glad I saw the wall come down and President Obama get elected. Hope I survive to see another democrat in the White House.

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Kragar  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:00:55pm
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JordanRules  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:01:20pm
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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:01:43pm

re: #283 Kragar

“Running the country like a business.”

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Skip Intro  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:02:22pm

re: #281 Dr Lizardo

If Mueller indeed already has Trump’s tax returns, Trump’s gotta be sweating bullets.

Then he’s going to fire Mueller.

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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:02:38pm

re: #281 Dr Lizardo

If Mueller indeed already has Trump’s tax returns, Trump’s gotta be sweating bullets.

I’m thinking explosive diarrhea that gets him close to light speed in the West Wing. It’s all about the money, and with the Russians, it’s all about the money laundering.

Dead Man Walking.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:03:15pm
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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:03:16pm

re: #281 Dr Lizardo

If Mueller indeed already has Trump’s tax returns, Trump’s gotta be sweating bullets.

I’m reading that just the fact that they announced they were looking meant Mueller already has them.

Another quote from the legal team - ‘This is Ken Starr on steroids.’

Mueller is coming after him like Elliot Ness.

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Kragar  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:03:30pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:03:43pm

re: #286 Skip Intro

Then he’s going to fire Mueller.

Then we will be in “interesting times.”

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:04:19pm

re: #291 Barefoot Grin

Then we will be in “interesting times.”

I’d call it a “Constitutional Crisis.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:04:36pm

Baltimore cop suspended after body camera shows him planting drugs then “finding” them to make an arrest.
washingtonpost.com

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Kragar  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:05:13pm

re: #292 teleskiguy

I’d call it a “Constitutional Crisis.”

I’d call it a coup by an organized crime family getting aid from a foreign power

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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:05:16pm

re: #292 teleskiguy

I’d call it a “Constitutional Crisis.”

I’d call it a fucking shit show.

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JordanRules  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:05:31pm

re: #294 Kragar

Damn straight.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:06:21pm

re: #295 austin_blue

I’d call it a fucking shit show.

It’s a floor polish AND a dessert topping!

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:06:26pm

Warner ups the game a little.

These guys are not afraid of Trump in the least. They must have him and his family dead to rights.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:06:46pm

re: #286 Skip Intro

Then he’s going to fire Mueller.

By forcing Rod Rothenstein to do so, of course.

Trouble is, if Rod says no, and Trump has to fire Rod in order to find someone — anyone — who will fire Mueller, then you’ve crossed the Rubicon.

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ObserverArt  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:07:04pm

re: #281 Dr Lizardo

If Mueller indeed already has Trump’s tax returns, Trump’s gotta be sweating bullets.

This guy I was watching, but never caught his name, said Mueller has full access without notice to Trump or his lawyers and the IRS has to turn all of them over if asked. All legit. Trump apparently thought he was protected by his audit bullshit.

I guess his new Lawyer Ty Cobb has gathered the entire Trump legal team together to explain their reality. Maybe the first guy to cut the bullshit feeding Donny wants to hear to giving him the damn truth.

TRUMP CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:07:12pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:07:26pm

re: #291 Barefoot Grin

Then we will be in “interesting times.”

re: #292 teleskiguy

I’d call it a “Constitutional Crisis.”

re: #294 Kragar

I’d call it a coup by an organized crime family getting aid from a foreign power

re: #295 austin_blue

I’d call it a fucking shit show.

How about “All of them, Katie?”

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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:07:58pm

re: #281 Dr Lizardo

If Mueller indeed already has Trump’s tax returns, Trump’s gotta be sweating bullets.

“The good news: You weren’t being audited.

The bad news: You’re now being forensicaly audited.”

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:08:31pm

re: #301 jaunte

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I refuse to assume it because that would inevitably lead to accepting it.

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ObserverArt  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:08:50pm

re: #295 austin_blue

I’d call it a fucking shit show.

A given.

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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:09:30pm

re: #298 makeitstop

Warner ups the game a little.

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These guys are not afraid of Trump in the least. They must have him and his family dead to rights.

No, they aren’t, and they shouldn’t be. He is a public servant, not a businessman. He is answerable to all of us.

If he’s a crook, he should be prosecuted for his crimes.

Full stop.

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fern01  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:09:37pm

re: #172 MsJ

He lost Coulter a while ago for not being enough of an asshole.

Think about that.

He can always win her back with a ride on AF1

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:10:45pm

re: #299 Myron Falwell

By forcing Rod Rothenstein to do so, of course.

Trouble is, if Rod says no, and Trump has to fire Rod in order to find someone — anyone — who will fire Mueller, then you’ve crossed the Rubicon.

There’s discussion of whether this was behind his scathing comments on Sessions - get Sessions to resign, or fire him, then replace him with an AG who doesn’t have to recuse but WILL fire Mueller.

That’s one way, but it would take a long time, during which Mueller and his team of White Collar Crime prosecutors will be going through his tax returns.

The other way is to go nuclear and fire Rosenstein, and keep on firing successors till he finds his Robert Bork.

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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:12:07pm

re: #307 fern01

He can always win her back with a ride on AF1

Well, as long as she gets her pre-selected seat with sufficient legroom.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:13:03pm

re: #309 austin_blue

Well, as long as she gets her pre-selected seat with sufficient legroom.

And gets to repeatedly query the seat selector to be sure it’s still hers.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:14:56pm

re: #306 austin_blue

No, they aren’t, and they shouldn’t be. He is a public servant, not a businessman. He is answerable to all of us.

If he’s a crook, he should be prosecuted for his crimes.

Full stop.

I find it funny as hell that Trump thought that shit he always pulled on his contractors would work with Bob Mueller.

And I think Mueller has seen the totality of what Trump has done, and I think he’s going to defend the Constitution like a mofo. There’s just a sense around his team that they see an incalculable wrong and they’re bound and determined to right it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:16:13pm

This is why I really wonder if anyone takes Newt seriously.

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:16:36pm

re: #311 makeitstop

I so hope you are right. This cancer should be excised.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:16:41pm

re: #267 jaunte

The first time I recall being sad about a famous stranger dying: I was on a camping trip with my family somewhere in Oregon in 1962. Walking across a diner parking lot I saw a row of newspaper vending machines, and saw this:

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I remember riding with my dad in our car and hearing about Jayne Mansfield’s fatal car accident, but I was too young maybe to catch the news about Marilyn.

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ObserverArt  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:18:29pm

Last comment before conking out.

The last week or so there hasn’t been as much Ivanka in the picture. Maybe I have missed her. But I wonder, will Donny put her out of the spotlights to protect her from all of this?

The boys and Jared may have to burn, but I can see him protecting her big time.

Later. It will be interesting to see what kind of mess there will be by noon tomorrow. Might be time for a lot of resignations. Who knows?

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:18:49pm

re: #312 Blind Frog Belly White

This is why I really wonder if anyone takes Newt seriously.

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That’s a long time for him. 24 hours is a long time.

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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:19:15pm

re: #307 fern01

He can always win her back with a ride on AF1

Only if he kills a couple of Mooslem Mexicans on board.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:23:13pm
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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:23:33pm

re: #312 Blind Frog Belly White

This is why I really wonder if anyone takes Newt seriously.

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Does Lumpy still calls Newt “Mr. Speaker” like a hyperactive fanboy?

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:23:33pm

What’s with this “shove weird foreign objects in/on your hoo hah” trend? First GOOP and their lavender stones, now this.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:23:50pm
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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:24:07pm

Holy shit. Kasowitz is gone.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:25:29pm

re: #322 makeitstop

Holy shit. Kasowitz is gone.

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Fleeing the sinking ship whilst on a rocket, self immolating.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:28:51pm

New ‘run over a protestor free’ law proposed in Texas.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:31:05pm
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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:31:23pm

re: #313 retired cynic

I so hope you are right. This cancer should be excised.

Now I’m thinking about John McCain.

sigh…

sniff…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:31:29pm

re: #300 ObserverArt

This guy I was watching, but never caught his name, said Mueller has full access without notice to Trump or his lawyers and the IRS has to turn all of them over if asked. All legit. Trump apparently thought he was protected by his audit bullshit.

I guess his new Lawyer Ty Cobb has gathered the entire Trump legal team together to explain their reality. Maybe the first guy to cut the bullshit feeding Donny wants to hear to giving him the damn truth.

TRUMP CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!

I’d agree - Trump actually can’t handle the truth. And if Mr. Cobb has finally had a nice little lawyer/client heart-to-heart with the Trump Crime Family, then I wonder what’s coming next.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:32:00pm

re: #323 Myron Falwell

Fleeing the sinking ship whilst on a rocket, self immolating.

I think this Cobb guy realizes the depth of the shit Trump is in, and he’s trying to clean house. But if history is any indication, Trump will call Kasowitz for advice anyway.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:33:15pm

He has Tweeted!

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Varek Raith  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:33:45pm

re: #322 makeitstop

Holy shit. Kasowitz is gone.

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Lol.
What a team!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:33:46pm

re: #324 jaunte

New ‘run over a protestor free’ law proposed in Texas.

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Immediate reaction: like “stand your ground” laws, this puts a legal umbrella over a subjective evaluation of “threat” such that in court, it will come down to whose narrative feels right to the judge or jury…and narrative tends to follow cultural norms about who’s considered inherently threatening.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:35:09pm

re: #322 makeitstop

Holy shit. Kasowitz is gone.

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Some major shit is going down tomorrow or the day after. Corallo and Kasowitz are fleeing a losing battle.

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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:36:22pm

re: #322 makeitstop

Holy shit. Kasowitz is gone.

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Rats, ships, etc.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:36:47pm

re: #329 teleskiguy

He has Tweeted!

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It’s not him. The words form a cohesive sentence I can understand.

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mmmirele  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:36:54pm

Earliest news event I remember: the Kennedy assassination. I was 3 1/2 years old. My mother, 7 months pregnant, had me and my sister with her in a department store and it was announced over the loudspeaker. Mom lost it. I learned many years later my dad was back east at a telephone switch school for his job. The school just basically shut down and sent all the students home, which was unexpected.

I learned how to read when I was six and I read *everything.* *Everything*, including the evening paper. Half a century later, the later 1960s seem really violent and unsettling, but I have to remember that I was viewing it through the lens of a six to 10 year old kid.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:37:13pm

re: #322 makeitstop

Holy shit. Kasowitz is gone.

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Kasowitz out, huh? That’s a tacit admission they’re in serious shit.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:37:40pm

Going to bed. But I leave you with one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands with a killer solo (3:10) by not the band’s usual guitarist but Glenn Tilbrook, later of Squeeze fame:

The Only Ones - Counterfeit Woman

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:38:03pm

re: #306 austin_blue

No, they aren’t, and they shouldn’t be. He is a public servant, not a businessman. He is answerable to all of us.

If he’s a crook, he should be prosecuted for his crimes.

Full stop.

Yep. The ones afraid of him are the ones afraid of the GOP losing the majority.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:38:31pm

re: #322 makeitstop

Holy shit. Kasowitz is gone.

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Ah but his enemies know where he lives. /s

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:39:10pm

re: #335 mmmirele

Earliest news event I remember: the Kennedy assassination. I was 3 1/2 years old. My mother, 7 months pregnant, had me and my sister with her in a department store and it was announced over the loudspeaker. Mom lost it. I learned many years later my dad was back east at a telephone switch school for his job. The school just basically shut down and sent all the students home, which was unexpected.

I learned how to read when I was six and I read *everything.* *Everything*, including the evening paper. Half a century later, the later 1960s seem really violent and unsettling, but I have to remember that I was viewing it through the lens of a six to 10 year old kid.

I was in 9th grade home room, and the announcement came over the loud speaker that he had been shot. The whole school went silent. The teachers tried to go on, but we just waited. And then got the news we were afraid of.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:39:17pm

re: #324 jaunte

New ‘run over a protestor free’ law proposed in Texas.

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Does that include right-to-lifers at abortion/medical clinics?

342
Belafon  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:41:55pm

My earliest political memory is the 1980 election. The news on TV showed Jimmy Carter flying into the airport in Abilene, TX, on green Braniff plane.

343
A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:42:56pm

Earliest political memory: the election of John F. Kennedy.

344
makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:43:00pm

re: #332 wheat-dogg

Some major shit is going down tomorrow or the day after. Corallo and Kasowitz are fleeing a losing battle.

I’m getting a different feel here. Trump is well known for working with people he trusts, and Kasowitz has been his guy for a while. I’m thinking more that Cobb realizes that he can’t run the slash and burn defense that Trump wants because the situation is far too serious. Cobb realizes how much trouble the whole stinking pack of them are.

345
NoSoapForYou  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:44:29pm

re: #44 plansbandc

Love this…but this? Sublime!

Ray Charles “Sail On, Sailor”

346
wheat-dogg  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:45:25pm

re: #344 makeitstop

I’m getting a different feel here. Trump is well known for working with people he trusts, and Kasowitz has been his guy for a while. I’m thinking more that Cobb realizes that he can’t run the slash and burn defense that Trump wants because the situation is far too serious. Cobb realizes how much trouble the whole stinking pack of them are.

Maybe so.

If Cobb bails, too, then we’ll know something major is happening.

We may finally see those tax returns — entered as state’s evidence.

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makeitstop  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:47:23pm

re: #344 makeitstop

I’m getting a different feel here. Trump is well known for working with people he trusts, and Kasowitz has been his guy for a while. I’m thinking more that Cobb realizes that he can’t run the slash and burn defense that Trump wants because the situation is far too serious. Cobb realizes how much trouble the whole stinking pack of them are.

But I do fully agree that some heavy shit is about to drop. And Trump’s going to completely lose his shit when it happens.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:47:34pm

re: #341 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Does that include right-to-lifers at abortion/medical clinics?

OPEN SEASON!

349
Flying Squirrel Girl  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:49:23pm

Earliest political memory for me: the election of Jimmy Carter.

I share the same name as his daughter. The first letter I remember writing was to her, to let her know. We are the same age.

350
Cheechako  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:51:17pm

Earliest political memory: Watching, in person, President Harry S. Truman give a campaign speech in 1948.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:52:06pm
352
Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jul 20, 2017 • 8:58:01pm

re: #335 mmmirele

Earliest news event I remember: the Kennedy assassination. I was 3 1/2 years old. My mother, 7 months pregnant, had me and my sister with her in a department store and it was announced over the loudspeaker. Mom lost it. I learned many years later my dad was back east at a telephone switch school for his job. The school just basically shut down and sent all the students home, which was unexpected.

I learned how to read when I was six and I read *everything.* *Everything*, including the evening paper. Half a century later, the later 1960s seem really violent and unsettling, but I have to remember that I was viewing it through the lens of a six to 10 year old kid.

I was a freshman in high school when JFK was shot. I was home from school for a doctor’s appointment and actually saw the first bulletin on CBS, followed by Walter Cronkite’s epic reporting as events unfolded. At first I thought, no, surely he’s just wounded, probably be up and around in a couple of days joking about it. You can’t really kill the President in this day and age, can you? Then the news came, and there was nothing else on TV for 3 days. Some asshole spray painted “Texan go home!” on our neighbor’s car. This was in Colorado Springs and the neighbor, like my father, was in the military. It seemed that the world had fallen apart. The next year, my father went to Vietnam. Eight years later, I went.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:00:14pm

Shocked! Shocked I say!

354
retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:00:28pm

re: #352 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Same age. Same age.

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William Lewis  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:04:32pm

re: #324 jaunte

New ‘run over a protestor free’ law proposed in Texas.

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Hmm. A protester with a concealed weapon could legally open fire on such a driver under stand your ground laws. Especially since cars have a long record of being considered a deadly weapon.

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William Lewis  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:08:01pm

re: #352 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Vietnam. I am quite grateful that thanks to my youth, I did not visit Thailand until 1986 and then Vietnam twice in 2002 to adopt my son.

357
Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:12:35pm

re: #92 sagehen

When the Salk vaccine was proven effective and kids were lined up en masse to get the three polio shots. Those shots HURT but I remember the kids that fell ill and became imprisoned in iron lungs…

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Jay C  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:13:03pm

re: #335 mmmirele

Earliest news event I remember: the Kennedy assassination. I was 3 1/2 years old. My mother, 7 months pregnant, had me and my sister with her in a department store and it was announced over the loudspeaker. Mom lost it. I learned many years later my dad was back east at a telephone switch school for his job. The school just basically shut down and sent all the students home, which was unexpected.

I learned how to read when I was six and I read *everything.* *Everything*, including the evening paper. Half a century later, the later 1960s seem really violent and unsettling, but I have to remember that I was viewing it through the lens of a six to 10 year old kid.

Me too: I was 11 - we were let out of school early that Friday (our normal schedule), and I remember listening to the bulletins on the car radio as we drove home, and how upset my mother was: we turned on the TV as soon as we got home, and that was when I heard that Kennedy had died. And, of course, like most Americans, the TV basically stayed on for the next four days.
I recall some other news items from before then: space shots (Alan Shepard’s and John Glenn’s in particular, but the Kennedy assassination was the first really HUGE news I can remember in detail. Not alone there, I guess.

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Kragar  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:13:21pm

re: #355 William Lewis

Hmm. A protester with a concealed weapon could legally open fire on such a driver under stand your ground laws. Especially since cars have a long record of being considered a deadly weapon.

You always have an inherent right to self defense. Someone trying to hit you with a car definitely qualifies

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:14:25pm

re: #349 Flying Squirrel Girl

Earliest political memory for me: the election of Jimmy Carter.

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re: #352 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I was a freshman in high school when JFK was shot. I was home from school for a doctor’s appointment and actually saw the first bulletin on CBS, followed by Walter Cronkite’s epic reporting as events unfolded. At first I thought, no, surely he’s just wounded, probably be up and around in a couple of days joking about it. You can’t really kill the President in this day and age, can you? Then the news came, and there was nothing else on TV for 3 days. Some asshole spray painted “Texan go home!” on our neighbor’s car. This was in Colorado Springs and the neighbor, like my father, was in the military. It seemed that the world had fallen apart. The next year, my father went to Vietnam. Eight years later, I went.

I sold a ton of newspapers on my assigned corner the morning it was announced FDR beat Dewey. Nov ‘44

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:15:22pm

re: #357 Joe Bacon 🌹

When the Salk vaccine was proven effective and kids were lined up en masse to get the three polio shots. Those shots HURT but I remember the kids that fell ill and became imprisoned in iron lungs…

Me, too. Our “kitty-corner” neighbor was paralyzed. He had been an oil company guy, who traveled around the world. Ended up bitter in a wheel chair. My parents and grandparents were petrified.

362
JordanRules  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:16:18pm

I don’t know forensic accounting but it makes sense that you can suss a lot out on tax forms even if they are a little shady. I was always reluctant to think they’d give us a smoking gun or a big ‘told you so’ moment.

This is an interesting take tho…

363
stpaulbear  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:17:40pm

re: #360 Semper Fi

Are you around 85 years old??

364
petesh  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:17:43pm

re: #205 b.d. (bill d.)

I’d love to see the outrage if he offered to pardon Hillary…….the entire thieving Trump clan, meh…..Hillary OMG!!

What a fine idea. “Draw a line,” he says; “Calm the troubled waters,” he says. “In exchange for Hillary, I’ll pardon myself and about a dozen others. That’s fair, amiright? Especially since hers are real and ours were made up by the liberal media.” (Somehow I don’t think Don’s people are gonna read this.)

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:18:22pm

It seems to me the only way out for Trump is to resign and work out a deal with VP Pence that he’ll issue a blanket pardon for Trump, et al, as his first act as POTUS - much like Nixon did with Ford.

But of course, Trump being Trump…..nah, he won’t do that.

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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:18:26pm

re: #352 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I was a freshman in high school when JFK was shot. I was home from school for a doctor’s appointment and actually saw the first bulletin on CBS, followed by Walter Cronkite’s epic reporting as events unfolded. At first I thought, no, surely he’s just wouned, probably be up and around in a couple of days joking about it. You can’t really kill the President in this day and age, can you? Then the news came, and there was nothing else on TV for 3 days. Some asshole spray painted “Texan go home!” on our neighbor’s car. This was in Colorado Springs and the neighbor, like my father, was in the military. It seemed that the world had fallen apart. The next year, my father went to Vietnam. Eight years later, I went.

I was in second grade in a parochial school outside of Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, in New Bern, NC.

About six months before, Kennedy was at the air station and went to the crowd and shook hands, and he touched mine, and gave my dad a full handshake.

A lay teacher who had our second-grade class came in after lunch and, in tears, told us that Kennedy had been shot. Ten minutes later, the speaker came on and said that he was dead. The lay teacher started sobbing. He was our Catholic President.

I went home (I was the oldest of four at the time, later five), and my Da was sitting on the edge of his bed and weeping.

It isn’t my earliest memory, but it’s the first that made me realize that my parents, and all adults, weren’t gods.

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:18:43pm

re: #363 stpaulbear

Are you around 85 years old??

Almost.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:20:14pm

My first political memory is Watergate; the live coverage of the hearings, and after all that, the fall of Saigon.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:20:40pm

re: #359 Kragar

You always have an inherent right to self defense. Someone trying to hit you with a car definitely qualifies

My guess is they’d try to figure a way to say the driver feared for his life, and the protesters were committing a crime (by blocking a street). Thus, the protester has no more right to shoot a driver “enforcing the law” than a robber has of shooting a cop (a robber might also credibly fear for his life).

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fern01  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:20:57pm

re: #357 Joe Bacon 🌹

When the Salk vaccine was proven effective and kids were lined up en masse to get the three polio shots. Those shots HURT but I remember the kids that fell ill and became imprisoned in iron lungs…

You’ve reminded me of this - I was about 10 - we were lined up the length of the school yard & some of the older kids came by telling us how much it hurt. They were not treated nicely by the teachers who ended up having to cope with a multitude of crying screaming children. My mother came by and bought me an ice cream - which I then demanded for shots 2 and 3.

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:22:50pm

re: #360 Semper Fi

You win!

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:24:19pm

re: #371 retired cynic

You win!

LOL

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:28:08pm

re: #360 Semper Fi

I sold a ton of newspapers on my assigned corner the morning it was announced FDR beat Dewey. Nov ‘44

I think that makes you the oldest Lizard.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:28:20pm

re: #372 Semper Fi

LOL

You do know that the youngs use that to signal their satanic ways, right? It’s an acronym, it means Lucifer Our Lord.

375
Decatur Deb  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:31:42pm

re: #373 sagehen

I think that makes you the oldest Lizard.

Bear might be older, managed to get into WWII.

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austin_blue  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:32:08pm

Night all, sweet scaly dreams, &c.

I have the sneaking suspicion that all hell is going to break loose tomorrow.

I have a big ol’ bag of popcorn for the LOLZ.

377
Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:33:33pm

re: #373 sagehen

I think that makes you the oldest Lizard.

We talked about ages on LGF recently. Some know I’m one of the senior seniors.

378
teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:33:44pm

re: #375 Decatur Deb

Bear might be older, managed to get into WWII.

Hey Lizards, if you want some easy karma points, post pictures of animals, any animal really. If Bear is lurking you’ll get updinged.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:34:05pm

re: #374 teleskiguy

You do know that the youngs use that to signal their satanic ways, right? It’s an acronym, it means Lucifer Our Lord.

About 10 years ago, one of my students asked me, “Say……LOL means lots of love, right?” And I laughed and told her, “No, it means laugh out loud. Why?” She turned white as a ghost and said she’d just sent a text to a friend of hers whose grandmother had just passed away.

Translated into English, it was “Sorry to hear your grandma is gone. LOL”.

380
teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:34:48pm

re: #379 Dr Lizardo

Whoops!

381
Kragar  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:35:21pm
382
Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:35:41pm

re: #374 teleskiguy

You do know that the youngs use that to signal their satanic ways, right? It’s an acronym, it means Lucifer Our Lord.

Haven’t heard that one but I’m sure I don’t qualify.

383
Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:37:13pm

re: #375 Decatur Deb

Bear might be older, managed to get into WWII.

I was a little too young for the big WW.

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:40:42pm

re: #379 Dr Lizardo

About 10 years ago, one of my students asked me, “Say……LOL means lots of love, right?” And I laughed and told her, “No, it means laugh out loud. Why?” She turned white as a ghost and said she’d just sent a text to a friend of hers whose grandmother had just passed away.

Translated into English, it was “Sorry to hear your grandma is gone. LOL”.

Hope she was able to explain that without losing her friend.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:41:20pm

re: #383 Semper Fi

I was a little too young for the big WW.

I was born a bit after D-Day.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:41:29pm

re: #374 teleskiguy

You do know that the youngs use that to signal their satanic ways, right? It’s an acronym, it means Lucifer Our Lord.

My insanely religious aunt repeatedly uttered that. She also chastised anyone who said “Good Luck” in front of her since she equated “Luck” with “Lucifer”.

387
MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:42:25pm

re: #356 William Lewis

Vietnam. I am quite grateful that thanks to my youth, I did not visit Thailand until 1986 and then Vietnam twice in 2002 to adopt my son.

That was my first thought, too. But possibly since it was on every night and that it not was a “single event” I didn’t say that. I vividly remember nightly body counts by Walter Cronkite.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:43:22pm

re: #384 Semper Fi

Hope she was able to explain that without losing her friend.

She did. She told me about it later - fortunately, her friend was understanding. She also learned never to text anything without knowing what it actually means first.

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:43:51pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:44:29pm
391
retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:46:33pm

re: #390 teleskiguy

No big deal, right?

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Scottish Dragon  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:46:42pm

re: #349 Flying Squirrel Girl

Earliest political memory for me: the election of Jimmy Carter.

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Watching TV and seeing helicopters landing on aircraft carriers and being pushed overboard to make room for more. It was the evacuation of Saigon.

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:46:43pm

re: #385 Decatur Deb

I was born a bit after D-Day.

D-Day was big…many, many people stopped in their tracks and prayed for our soldiers the moment they heard the news.

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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:47:17pm

re: #364 petesh

What a fine idea. “Draw a line,” he says; “Calm the troubled waters,” he says. “In exchange for Hillary, I’ll pardon myself and about a dozen others. That’s fair, amiright? Especially since hers are real and ours were made up by the liberal media.” (Somehow I don’t think Don’s people are gonna read this.)

And Hils would be like “Are you nuts? Bring it motherfucker!” Then she cackle in his face, brush her shoulder and saunter of into the sunset.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:48:09pm

re: #390 teleskiguy

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Far out at the edge of the large Ft Sill artillery ranges is a legendary, ratty restaurant made partially out of ammunition crates. It has a USGS seismometer station by the cash register. Must record more impacts than earthquakes.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:50:39pm

re: #393 Semper Fi

D-Day was big…many, many people stopped in their tracks and prayed for our soldiers the moment they heard the news.

That’s about the time news of my father’s death would have reached Pittsburgh.

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:50:46pm

re: #393 Semper Fi

D-Day was big…many, many people stopped in their tracks and prayed for our soldiers the moment they heard the news.

Sold a lot of newspapers then too

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:52:24pm

re: #397 Semper Fi

Sold a lot of newspapers then too

Where was your corner?

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MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:52:58pm

re: #366 austin_blue

I was in second grade in a parochial school outside of Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, in New Bern, NC.

About six months before, Kennedy was at the air station and went to the crowd and shook hands, and he touched mine, and gave my dad a full handshake.

A lay teacher who had our second-grade class came in after lunch and, in tears, told us that Kennedy had been shot. Ten minutes later, the speaker came on and said that he was dead. The lay teacher started sobbing. He was our Catholic President.

I went home (I was the oldest of four at the time, later five), and my Da was sitting on the edge of his bed and weeping.

It isn’t my earliest memory, but it’s the first that made me realize that my parents, and all adults, weren’t gods.

Hubby said the same about his mom. Crying like a baby. He’d never seen her cry. He didn’t understand but seeing his mom cry was a very vivid and lifelong memory.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:56:08pm

re: #332 wheat-dogg

Some major shit is going down tomorrow or the day after. Corallo and Kasowitz are fleeing a losing battle.

Their battle is with Trump. Lawyers don’t leave cases because of prosecutorial developments, they adapt to them and adjust their defenses accordingly. They do leave cases because their clients refuse to take their advice, withhold information and sabotage all the work being done on their behalf. If Trump has really been floating trial balloons about issuing pardons, firing Mueller and asserting near imperial authority it’s not hard to imagine him also demanding that his lawyers suborn perjury and falsify evidence. The man has absolutely no boundaries.

401
Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:56:13pm

re: #396 Decatur Deb

That’s about the time news of my father’s death would have reached Pittsburgh.

Sorry to hears that…so many gold stars hanging in windows signifying such a loss and many windows with 2 or more gold stars.
Movie theaters were popular to escape the reality of the war.

402
Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:56:59pm

re: #398 retired cynic

Where was your corner?

Detroit.

403
retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:58:36pm

re: #402 Semper Fi

Detroit.

My dad went in on D+1. Came out of the war alright, worshipping Ike, as I said. But it branded him, for sure.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:59:40pm

re: #400 goddamnedfrank

it’s not hard to imagine him also demanding that his lawyers suborn perjury and falsify evidence. The man has absolutely no boundaries.

I’m not even demand is the right word. I think he expects those things. As in, that is what lawyers are for.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:00:38pm

re: #400 goddamnedfrank

The battle is with Trump. Lawyers don’t leave cases because of prosecutorial developments, they adapt to them and adjust their defenses accordingly. They do leave cases because their clients refuse to take their advice, withhold information and sabotage all the work being done on their behalf. If Trump has really been floating trial balloons about issuing pardons, firing Mueller and asserting near imperial authority it’s not hard to imagine him also demanding that his lawyers suborn perjury and falsify evidence. The man has absolutely no boundaries.

And I’ll bet that’s why Kasowitz stepped down. And hopefully Cobb is reading Trump the Riot Act.

If Cobb quits, then Trump’s in even deeper shit than anyone can imagine.

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:02:22pm

re: #403 retired cynic

My dad went in on D+1. Came out of the war alright, worshipping Ike, as I said. But it branded him, for sure.

I’m grateful I was just a little too young for the WW.

I’m not familiar with “D+1”

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:04:29pm

re: #406 Semper Fi

I’m grateful I was just a little too young for the WW.

I’m not familiar with “D+1”

D-day plus one.

408
MsJ  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:04:46pm

re: #390 teleskiguy

Tornadoes and earthquakes. God must really be pissed at OK.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:06:20pm

re: #392 Scottish Dragon

Watching TV and seeing helicopters landing on aircraft carriers and being pushed overboard to make room for more. It was the evacuation of Saigon.

Earliest political memory for me: a pollster(!) visiting our apartment and asking my parents who they were voting for: my father supported Nixon, my mother Kennedy, and we three kids were screaming “Kennedy”. Father hated FDR, the Kennedy family and Lyndon Johnson, but supported Truman and Stevenson. He was very idiosyncratic in his politics.

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CleverToad  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:11:48pm

re: #397 Semper Fi

Sold a lot of newspapers then too

I’ve spent the last year or so going through 60+ boxes of my 92-year-old mom’s papers (hoarder gene? what’s that?). One of the finds is a copy of the Great Falls Tribune for VJ Day. She saved the one from VE Day too, but haven’t unearthed it yet.

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:14:50pm

re: #407 retired cynic

D-day plus one.

Thank you.

Just want to add: On D-Day, a Tuesday, the churches were packed within hours of the announcement that our soldiers were landing on the beaches of Normandy. It was quite a day.

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:21:18pm

re: #410 CleverToad

I’ve spent the last year or so going through 60+ boxes of my 92-year-old mom’s papers (hoarder gene? what’s that?). One of the finds is a copy of the Great Falls Tribune for VJ Day. She saved the one from VE Day too, but haven’t unearthed it yet.

Good luck with that.
Both VJ and VE bring a smile to my face recalling friendly scenes on the streets where people were carrying a bottle the their favorite whiskey to offer a drink to whoever. Police just looked the other way unless they got rowdy.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:22:57pm

re: #412 Semper Fi

Good luck with that.
Both VJ and VE bring a smile to my face recalling friendly scenes on the streets where people were carrying a bottle the their favorite whiskey to offer a drink to whoever. Police just looked the other way unless they got rowdy.

That sounds like the best time ever had. Very cool!

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:31:27pm

re: #413 teleskiguy

That sounds like the best time ever had. Very cool!

It was…complete strangers were open, friendly and think somehow relieved that life was gonna get back to the real normal. Families were gonna be together again. So many lives had been interrupted, lost and broken.

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CleverToad  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:41:43pm

re: #414 Semper Fi

It was…complete strangers were open, friendly and think somehow relieved that life was gonna get back to the real normal. Families were gonna be together again. So many lives had been interrupted, lost and broken.

That’s what my mom has said — there were no strangers on VJ Day, just people celebrating together. She was 20, says she wound up joyriding around town in a carful of people she didn’t know, hollering and honking.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:51:56pm

re: #387 MsJ

That was my first thought, too. But possibly since it was on every night and that it not was a “single event” I didn’t say that. I vividly remember nightly body counts by Walter Cronkite.

Well, I didn’t watch Vietnam reports on the news, but the war did hit home on the death of my father. (That preceded the Moon landing by a year.)

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Semper Fi  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:53:35pm

re: #415 CleverToad

That’s what my mom has said — there were no strangers on VJ Day, just people celebrating together. She was 20, says she wound up joyriding around town in a carful of people she didn’t know, hollering and honking.

Yes! lots of scenes like that. Car loads of people just driving around spreading their happiness. Looking back, I don’t recall any insanity just a wholesome kind of joy.

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dell*nix  Jul 20, 2017 • 11:02:30pm

re: #81 gocart mozart

Russian tanks in Hungary.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:52:17am

re: #388 Dr Lizardo

She did. She told me about it later - fortunately, her friend was understanding. She also learned never to text anything without knowing what it actually means first.

Covefefe, man. Covefefe.


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Nightmare at PDX In all, Cristina was held for 48 hours with the jail population, though she had committed no crime. She was treated poorly, and denied medical treatment when she requested it. She had no money in her jail phone account ...
Thanos
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First-Ever Sex Discrimination Legal Network Is Ready to Defend Women in Trump’s America Shortly after the election, the attorneys and advocates who work at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) started having a conversation. It seemed that the incoming Trump administration was likely to move backward on enforcing civil rights, loosening regulations, ...
Birth Control Works
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Meet Rhiannon Giddens, Newly Minted MacArthur ‘Genius’ As a solo artist — and, before that, as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops — singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens has made a career out of revitalizing and invigorating decades' worth of music reflecting the African-American experience. That's meant ...
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Lies About Black America Are ‘Central’ to Gun Ownership: A Reporter on What We Get Wrong About Gun Violence Lies that the GOP and Donald Trump promote all day long. “If you look at the neighborhoods where [gun violence] is most clustered,” Beckett said, it’s located in areas with high levels of poverty, low levels of education, and ...
Unshaken Defiance
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St. Vincent Performs ‘Los Ageless’ One of Stephen's very favorite singer-songwriters collaborates with three pairs of boots to perform a song off her new album "Masseduction". Subscribe To "The Late Show" Channel HERE: bit.lyFor more content from "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", click ...
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official) Watch the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and see it in theaters December 15. Get your tickets now: fandango.com Visit Star Wars at starwars.comSubscribe to Star Wars on YouTube at youtube.comLike Star Wars on Facebook at ...
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Brazil Branches of US-Based Church Target of Numerous Probes Church Based human trafficking and forced labor -- it's just religious freedom in action.../// When workers made a mistake, such as cutting a frame too short, she says they were screamed at and sometimes even hit to expunge the ...
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Missouri Woman Claims Religious Rights Violated by Abortion Law Those religious freedom laws conservatives are pressing through where ever they can might give fundamentalist xtians more grief than they bargained for. The law compels women to wait 72 hours between their initial visit and the procedure, view an ...
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Lawmakers Call for ‘Stealthing’ to Be Classified as Rape U.S. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) announced on Wednesday that they would push lawmakers to have "stealthing," or nonconsensual condom removal, classified as rape. In a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee, Maloney and Khanna ...
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Should Animal Abusers Be Registered Like Sex Offenders? It is important to remember that those who abuse animals also tend to abuse children. One of the objectives of the criminal justice system is to protect the innocent and discourage would-be perpetrators from harming them. Whether it does ...
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