The Bob Cesca Show: Truckgasm

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Truckgasm: The great Jacki Schechner is here today; Getting the show on SiriusXM; Japanese First Lady pretended to not speak English to avoid Trump; Trump’s word salady New York Times interview; Trump indicates Jeff Sessions was supposed to shield him from Trump-Russia; Trump threatens Robert Mueller; Trump doesn’t know how healthcare works; Republicans from Baltimore; Deutsche Bank turns over Trump documents; Putin’s Wish List; and much more.

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412 comments

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Dave In Austin  Jul 20, 2017 • 9:56:24pm

I want a ringtone…. “Honk Honk goes the Truck”

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Kragar  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:04:17pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:06:00pm

Cannabis concentrate is…uh, what was I talking about?

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JordanRules  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:06:06pm

We went with heavy SouthWest aesthetic in my house.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:09:08pm

re: #3 teleskiguy

Cannabis concentrate is…uh, what was I talking about?

Lucky you……

Hey is anyone still working oil shales in your neck of the woods or did that go bust?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:09:17pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:21:50pm

re: #5 Dave In Austin

Hey is anyone still working oil shales in your neck of the woods or did that go bust?

Oh that went bust. Too expensive to extract after the price of natural gas plummeted.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:27:34pm

re: #7 teleskiguy

I figured as much. I used to haul equipment into that mine N. of Eagle back in the ’80s.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:32:48pm

re: #8 Dave In Austin

I figured as much. I used to haul equipment into that mine N. of Eagle back in the ’80s.

Which mine? There’s still an active gypsum mine about eight miles from my twenty, north of Gypsum (good name for the town, really).

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Scout  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:40:33pm

Can any lawyers out there verify this?

If Mueller is smart, he will charge them with violations of state statutes. A president has no pardon ability over violations of state statutes, only violations of federal statutes.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:43:22pm

re: #9 teleskiguy

I can’t remember the name. It was an underground exploratory operation near Parachute.

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:43:45pm

re: #3 teleskiguy

Cannabis concentrate is…uh, what was I talking about?

It’s hard to measure the dosage, that’s what you were going to say.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:48:45pm

re: #11 Dave In Austin

That’s the Roan Plateau. Lots of energy extraction there, mostly natural gas now. There’s billions of barrels of oil under the Roan Plateau, in the form of oil shale, which has to go through an expensive rigorous refining process. It was something people talked about when gas was over $4/gallon. Not so much today.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:52:22pm

re: #12 sagehen

It’s hard to measure the dosage, that’s what you were going to say.

No, pretty easy. Using a vape pen, the concentrate I’m using is about 90% THC.

I’m a seasoned ski bum, plenty of cannabis use in my life, plenty! Two pulls of the vape pen with cannabis concentrate…

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:53:43pm

re: #10 Scout

Can any lawyers out there verify this?

From Article 2, section 2:
…he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

Governors have the power to grant pardons for violations of the laws of their states (depending on the state’s constitution, of course).

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I cannot.  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:54:18pm

re: #10 Scout

I believe that as a federal official, Mueller can’t file in a state court, this does not bar him from cooperating with a state AG *cough*Schneiderman*cough* or local DA who can.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:55:24pm

Carried over from the last thread, because I killed it.

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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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:56:47pm

re: #10 Scout

Can any lawyers out there verify this?

I’m not a lawyer, but my high school education on legal matters would lead me to believe that Mr. Mueller can’t bring a state charge, because he isn’t working for a state.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:57:55pm

I’m giving this dude a yellow card for Too Much Radness.

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JordanRules  Jul 20, 2017 • 10:59:22pm

re: #19 teleskiguy

Major swag!

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2017 • 11:01:45pm

re: #19 teleskiguy

My first pair of skis that I owned were PRE’s. I was seven or eight, they were bought by M&D. Not sure what happened to those skis, they were sold back to Gart Bros. about three years later, when my younger sister outgrew the skis.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 20, 2017 • 11:19:23pm

Firing up my liberal pen for the editorial column of the Omaha World-Herald in response to a letter there on July 19.

omaha.com

The entire letter:

The July 6 World-Herald editorial cartoon depicting President Donald Trump as similar in behavior as North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was an outrage.

(name withheld here but available at the paper link above)

My response (we’ll see if the World-Herald prints it):

A commentator complained of a political cartoon comparing Donald Trump to Kim Jong-Un as “disrespectful of the President.”

Respect is earned, not given. Perhaps when Mr. Trump begins acting respectful toward women, other world leaders, Senator John McCain, Gold Star Families, the intelligence community, the press, or the voters (accusing people of unlawfully voting without evidence), then we can discuss respect.

It’s probably too late for today’s newspaper (Omaha is an hour ahead of me), but we’ll see if they go with it.

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JordanRules  Jul 20, 2017 • 11:57:25pm

Interesting…
I’d bet Ivanka knows she’s more savvy than her brothers but still overestimates her skills and is unaware of how much her special brand of Trumpism is still corrupt and deplorable.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2017 • 12:23:12am

Well, g’night, y’all. Try to prevent the country from devolving into covfefe whilst I sleep.

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sagehen  Jul 21, 2017 • 12:35:28am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 21, 2017 • 12:57:13am
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Kragar  Jul 21, 2017 • 1:32:05am
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freetoken  Jul 21, 2017 • 1:32:38am

Your educational video for the night comes from a recent Balticon, a convention for skeptics (proper), a review of post Cenozoic animals, “Terminator Pigs, Walking Whales & Demon Ducks: Wonders of the World After the Dinosaurs”:

Terminator Pigs, Walking Whales & Demon Ducks: Wonders of the World After the Dinosaurs

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 21, 2017 • 1:41:22am

re: #22 Anymouse 🌹

Love that you’re so active even though you live in a deep red state.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 21, 2017 • 3:01:45am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2017 • 3:48:44am

re: #23 JordanRules

SCOOP: Trump expected to make Anthony Scaramucci communications director

Can he do the fandango?

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:24:47am

re: #31 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Can he do the fandango?

Galileo.

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Teukka  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:25:20am

re: #32 Decatur Deb

Galileo.

Figaro?

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:26:50am

re: #33 Teukka

Figaro?

Dost thou bite thy thumb at me, sir?

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Teukka  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:28:48am

re: #34 Decatur Deb

Dost thou bite thy thumb at me, sir?

I was going with the lyrics of the rhapsody…

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William Lewis  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:30:51am

As some of you may remember, I put together a small pamphlet to encourage resistance to the Trump administration. Last night we had one of Wisconsin’s Democratic congressional representatives stay at our hotel prior to a hearing in town today. After I clocked out this morning I stopped by the room of her assistant and left a copy of my pamphlet with him to share with the representative. This is the highest level person I’ve managed to get it to, so hopefully it will make a positive impression and serve as a reminder that even up here in the Red Zone there are people working to resist the destruction of our nation.

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William Lewis  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:31:40am

re: #32 Decatur Deb

Galileo.

Thunderbolts and lightning

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:33:47am

re: #35 Teukka

I was going with the lyrics of the rhapsody…

I was giving a fig.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:38:35am

re: #35 Teukka

I was going with the lyrics of the rhapsody…

(Barely know the lyrics, it’s more the music of my kids’ era.)

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:47:41am

re: #37 William Lewis

Thunderbolts and lightning

Very, very frightening.

I wonder……..has Beelzebub put aside a devil for Trump?

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:53:09am
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William Lewis  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:54:06am

re: #40 Dr Lizardo

Very, very frightening.

I wonder……..has Beelzebub put aside a devil for Trump?

One can pray…

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:58:17am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Obama and Hillary were such diabolical geniuses that they set up this entire plan…and then never executed it. Unless you are crazy/stupid enough to believe that they predicted he’d win and set up a grand scheme to bring down his presidency, in which case you need to seek professional help because you can’t be trusted around anything sharper than a butter knife.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2017 • 4:58:25am

Some combined video snippets here of the earthquake that hit Bodrum, Turkey last night.

Deprem Anı ve Sonrası (Bodrum, Muğla)

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:00:23am
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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:01:33am

My problem with the new Doctor is not that she’s a woman…it’s that she’s not a ginger.

/Whovian moment

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:02:21am

re: #45 FormerDirtDart

Doctor Who fans are used to scary aliens. But for some male devotees, their ultimate fear… is the vagina.

Yep; fear of the unknown. The most powerful kind of fear there is.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:02:57am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart

***Standing ovation for Clinton then***

National Enquirer must think that the majority of Americans like Trump. We don’t. If the Devil brought down Trump, most of us would be applauding like hell. Please!

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:03:08am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

A year ago, if you were standing in a supermarket line, you would see anti-Obama crap on the covers of about 70% of the tabloids and magazines in the racks. I’ve been watching, and there is almost no mention of Trumps over the last couple weeks. Murdoch came here with a self-assigned mission to destroy this country.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:04:45am

Again, a “set-up” or a “honey trap” only counts as a negative against the planners if you see through it and call them out rather than going through with it. If you take up the offer, particularly in an enthusiastic manner, then “I was set-up!” is not a defense.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:07:46am

re: #50 Targetpractice

And “the B*tch set me up” excuse is so passe. Yawn.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:10:46am

re: #51 Patricia Kayden

And “the B*tch set me up” excuse is so passe. Yawn.

It worked, sort of. Complex man.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:14:34am

re: #43 Targetpractice

Obama and Hillary were such diabolical geniuses that they set up this entire plan…and then never executed it. Unless you are crazy/stupid enough to believe that they predicted he’d win and set up a grand scheme to bring down his presidency, in which case you need to seek professional help because you can’t be trusted around anything sharper than a butter knife beach ball.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:19:57am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart

Well, I was gonna say that things sure are going purely for Orange Hairdo, but he’s got the National Inquirer on his side. So I guess that’s something.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:22:41am

re: #23 JordanRules

Interesting…
I’d bet Ivanka knows she’s more savvy than her brothers but still overestimates her skills and is unaware of how much her special brand of Trumpism is still corrupt and deplorable.

Communications Director of….Dump’s Russia Defense Committee or the WH?

I can’t keep all the so-called president’s legal advisors, dirt gatherers and other flunkies straight.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:26:52am

Don Junior thinks these phone calls are a big fat ole nothingburger and President DrumPf thinks the whole investigation of Freeze is a witchhunt and that anyone would have made those calls.

espn.com

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:27:46am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart

National Enquirer: Clinton Framed Trump Family!

Trump’s O-face looks almost like Batboy.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:29:46am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

I wish Hillary was half as evil as the wingnuts think she is.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:33:12am

re: #58 b.d. (bill d.)

I wish Hillary was half as evil as the wingnuts think she is.

No shit, then we would have ended 2016 with her on the way to the White House and Donny on the way to Club Fed.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:33:20am

I wonder what the over/under is on Trump firing Sessions?

You know he’s just itching to clean house.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:35:43am

re: #60 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what the over/under is on Trump firing Sessions?

You know he’s just itching to clean house.

My money is still on his firing Mueller before he fires Sessions. Especially after Jefferson Beauregard met the slams to his character by tucking tail.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:36:03am

Trump cronies begin investigating the investigators

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or get some members of his team recused, according to three people with knowledge of the research effort.

The search for potential conflicts is wide-ranging. It includes scrutinizing donations to Democratic candidates, investigators’ past clients and Mr. Mueller’s relationship with James B. Comey, whose firing as F.B.I. director is part of the special counsel’s investigation.
The effort to investigate the investigators is another sign of a looming showdown between Mr. Trump and Mr. Mueller, who has assembled a team of high-powered prosecutors and agents to examine whether any of Mr. Trump’s advisers aided Russia’s campaign to disrupt last year’s presidential election.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:36:52am

re: #61 Targetpractice

My money is still on his firing Mueller before he fires Sessions. Especially after Jefferson Beauregard met the slams to his character by tucking tail.

Except he would have to fire and replace Rosenstein to give Mueller the boot.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:43:33am

Morning.

I haven’t heard of any Donny Trump Tweets this morning. Did his new lawyer Ty Cobb put an end to them to keep Donny from continuing to dig bigger holes?

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:44:19am

Rats continue fleeing the sinking ship:

And the ones that remain do so only because they have no compunction against lying:

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:46:09am

re: #61 Targetpractice

My money is still on his firing Mueller before he fires Sessions. Especially after Jefferson Beauregard met the slams to his character by tucking tail.

It’s my understanding that only Sessions (who’s recused himself) or Rosenstein can fire Mueller.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:46:21am

re: #65 Targetpractice

Rats continue fleeing the sinking ship:

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That’s the guy who wrote those nice email replies to that lady?

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:47:04am

re: #64 ObserverArt

Morning.

I haven’t heard of any Donny Trump Tweets this morning. Did his new lawyer Ty Cobb put an end to them to keep Donny from continuing to dig bigger holes?

They probably took his pone while he was napping and changed his passcode.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:47:39am

re: #65 Targetpractice

Rats continue fleeing the sinking ship:

Imagine being investigated by Mueller and your legal team is essentially a talking head grifter like Sekulow.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:47:43am

re: #65 Targetpractice

Russia probe pardons “are not being discussed and are not on the table,” Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow tells CBS News:

[Ron Howard narration voice]This meant that the pardons were, in fact, actively being planned.[/Ron Howard narration voice]

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:47:47am

re: #66 Dr Lizardo

It’s my understanding that only Sessions (who’s recused himself) or Rosenstein can fire Mueller.

Thank God that Sessions showed what a spine he has in standing up to Trump yesterday.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:48:46am

re: #62 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump cronies begin investigating the investigators

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or get some members of his team recused, according to three people with knowledge of the research effort.

The search for potential conflicts is wide-ranging. It includes scrutinizing donations to Democratic candidates, investigators’ past clients and Mr. Mueller’s relationship with James B. Comey, whose firing as F.B.I. director is part of the special counsel’s investigation.
The effort to investigate the investigators is another sign of a looming showdown between Mr. Trump and Mr. Mueller, who has assembled a team of high-powered prosecutors and agents to examine whether any of Mr. Trump’s advisers aided Russia’s campaign to disrupt last year’s presidential election.

President Dump has donated to Democratic candidates.

These people….

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:49:33am

re: #66 Dr Lizardo

It’s my understanding that only Sessions (who’s recused himself) or Rosenstein can fire Mueller.

Sessions already showed that his recusal is a dead-letter when he fired Comey. If Donny calls him and says to fire Mueller or even fire Rosenstein and find somebody who will fire Mueller, Jefferson Beauregard will comply without question.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:49:51am

re: #60 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder what the over/under is on Trump firing Sessions?

You know he’s just itching to clean house.

“I’ll hire the best people. The best. Believe me.”

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qubit2020  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:50:13am

OT - I noticed a wholly unexpected post in Redstate yesterday: redstate.com
The tone is resigned, not supportive, however after 7 years of the ACA, reality is setting in for at least a few conservatives.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:50:27am

“No Mr. Trump, you can’t pardon someone who hasn’t been convicted yet.”

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:56:15am

re: #75 qubit2020

OT - I noticed a wholly unexpected post in Redstate yesterday: redstate.com
The tone is resigned, not supportive, however after 7 years of the ACA, reality is setting in for at least a few conservatives.

We used to call that attitude conservatism.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:57:03am

re: #72 Sir John Barron

President Dump has donated to Democratic candidates.

These people….

And endorsed them too. This is pathetic.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:57:23am

The other NYT headline today:

Trump’s Fury Erodes His Relationship With Sessions, an Early Ally

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s staff is used to his complaints about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but the Republican senators who attended a White House dinner on Monday were stunned to hear him criticize the man who was once Mr. Trump’s most loyal supporter in the Senate.

It turned out to be a preview of even more cutting remarks Mr. Trump would make two days later in an interview with The New York Times: an extraordinary public expression of dissatisfaction with one of his top aides based on Mr. Sessions’s decision in March to recuse himself from the expanding federal investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

Despite Mr. Trump’s avowal in the interview that he would not have picked Mr. Sessions if he had known he would recuse himself, Mr. Sessions said on Thursday that he intended to serve “as long as that is appropriate.” And a spokeswoman for Mr. Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, tried to moderate her boss’s remarks, telling reporters later, “Clearly, he has confidence in him, or he would not be the attorney general.”

It’s not Sessions’ actual work performance that bugs DrumpF of course, it’s Sessions’ seeming lack of loyalty.

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darthstar  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:57:38am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:58:00am

re: #78 HappyWarrior

And endorsed them too. This is pathetic.

Meanwhile, both Comey and Mueller are Republicans….

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:59:01am

re: #81 Sir John Barron

Meanwhile, both Comey and Mueller are Republicans….

No matter, the swamp must be drained of any non-Trump loyalists and sycophants.

/

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:59:06am

re: #79 Sir John Barron

The other NYT headline today:

It’s not Sessions’ actual work performance that bugs DrumpF of course, it’s Sessions’ seeming lack of loyalty.

What it really is is Session’s refusal to take a bullet for Donny. He expected Sessions to be his enforcer, to put down any who questioned his reign. That he recused himself, thus putting Rosenstein in a position that led to Mueller’s appointment, is what really sticks in Comrade Combover’s craw.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:00:57am

re: #81 Sir John Barron

Meanwhile, both Comey and Mueller are Republicans….

Yep. So I think the criticism of Mueller for hiring lawyers who have donated to Dems is silly. He himself is a Republican who did most of his federal service in Republican administrations.

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jeffreyw  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:01:00am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:01:11am

re: #83 Targetpractice

What it really is is Session’s refusal to take a bullet for Donny. He expected Sessions to be his enforcer, to put down any who questioned his reign. That he recused himself, thus putting Rosenstein in a position that led to Mueller’s appointment, is what really sticks in Comrade Combover’s craw.

For AG Lynch to have met/run into Bill Clinton at an airport is an impeachable offense for the MAGAdolts but Trump’s AG is supposed to the president’s personal lawyer and unquestioning enforcer.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:04:32am

re: #64 ObserverArt

Morning.

I haven’t heard of any Donny Trump Tweets this morning. Did his new lawyer Ty Cobb put an end to them to keep Donny from continuing to dig bigger holes?

Speaking of which, what about Junior? Has he tweeted any more smart ass comments recently, or are his lawyers finally getting him to shutup?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:06:12am

re: #83 Targetpractice

What it really is is Session’s refusal to take a bullet for Donny. He expected Sessions to be his enforcer, to put down any who questioned his reign. That he recused himself, thus putting Rosenstein in a position that led to Mueller’s appointment, is what really sticks in Comrade Combover’s craw.

THIS. Trump was really hoping he could use Sessions to shut down the Russia investigations.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:07:20am

re: #87 Sir John Barron

Speaking of which, what about Junior? Has he tweeted any more smart ass comments recently, or are his lawyers finally getting him to shutup?

Nothing from Dum-Dum Don-Don in the past two days (I’m not counting a shared Daily Crapper article and a retweet).

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darthstar  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:07:52am

What’s the over/under on how many pardons Trump will need to get out of the mess he’s in?

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:10:35am

re: #90 darthstar

What’s the over/under on how many pardons Trump will need to get out of the mess he’s in?

One less than what it takes to stay in office.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:11:35am

re: #78 HappyWarrior

And endorsed them too. This is pathetic.

Trumps knows that. All he is doing now is playing to the base that hates Democrats and the Clintons to keep them fired up hoping they can raise enough stink to protect him.

As we all know, the guy is scum. He will do anything to protect his Orange Ass.

It isn’t going to work. He has all of DC working against him now. I bet even some Republicans are working on contingency plans of what to do and when to do it. We aren’t going to hear about any of it until they have to put it in play.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:12:39am

The thing that pisses me off is Trumpers claim they were drawn to Teuml because they believed he’d root out corruption but this administration is blatantly corrupt and most of them don’t care at all. Why it’s almost like they just wanted a bigoted asshole.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:15:02am

re: #93 HappyWarrior

The thing that pisses me off is Trumpers claim they were drawn to Teuml because they believed he’d root out corruption but this administration is blatantly corrupt and most of them don’t care at all. Why it’s almost like they just wanted a bigoted asshole.

That’s what they claimed. The truth, though, is that he was the only candidate that allowed them to act like Nazis, Klansmen, and misogynists and be proud of it.

Edit: Corruption to them was a black man getting elected.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:15:37am

re: #93 HappyWarrior

The thing that pisses me off is Trumpers claim they were drawn to Teuml because they believed he’d root out corruption but this administration is blatantly corrupt and most of them don’t care at all. Why it’s almost like they just wanted a bigoted asshole.

Yeah I’m starting to think that just maybe the Trumpbots weren’t entirely sincere in their email-server-outrage.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:17:55am

re: #94 Belafon

That’s what they claimed. The truth, though, is that he was the only candidate that allowed them to act like Nazis, Klansmen, and misogynists and be proud of it.

Edit: Corruption to them was a black man getting elected.

Exactly.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:18:48am

re: #95 Sir John Barron

Yeah I’m starting to think that just maybe the Trumpbots weren’t entirely sincere in their email-server-outrage.

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We know damn well they would call it fake news if it were Trump given the way they’ve responded to the Russian collusion.

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:20:34am

re: #6 Dave In Austin

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:20:38am

I was thinking back to what I was doing when the Detroit riot took place in 1967. I was an intern at the Detroit Institute of Arts summer theater program. We had already put on performances of West Side Story and Funny Girl but the rest of the season was cancelled and we were all sent home. I don’t remember what production we were preparing when the riots broke out.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:22:40am

re: #83 Targetpractice

What it really is is Session’s refusal to take a bullet for Donny. He expected Sessions to be his enforcer, to put down any who questioned his reign. That he recused himself, thus putting Rosenstein in a position that led to Mueller’s appointment, is what really sticks in Comrade Combover’s craw.

Because the dumb ass doesn’t know a person like an Attorney General works for the government to protect the constitution from a pack of con artists like the Trumps.

As we have all witnessed, he doesn’t know history, civics, law or really anything. He is the most ignorant and ill prepared politician in history. He really wasn’t fit to hold a seat in a small township. But America voted their outsider businessman in as President anyway.

Dummies for Donny. And here we are.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:24:49am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

Yep. So I think the criticism of Mueller for hiring lawyers who have donated to Dems is silly. He himself is a Republican who did most of his federal service in Republican administrations.

I saw a Berner saying all of this is Clinton and the Democrats blaming anyone and everyone but Clinton and the Democrats for blowing the election. Of course I think this guy voted for Stein when he didn’t get Bernie.

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I cannot.  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:25:35am

So, this happened…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:26:51am

re: #101 ObserverArt

I saw a Berner saying all of this is Clinton and the Democrats blaming anyone and everyone but Clinton and the Democrats for blowing the election. Of course I think this guy voted for Stein when he didn’t get Bernie.

So stupid. And of course the Berners think the DNC showing frustration with Sanders in April after he had pretty much lost is the crime of the century.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:27:37am

re: #87 Sir John Barron

Speaking of which, what about Junior? Has he tweeted any more smart ass comments recently, or are his lawyers finally getting him to shutup?

Last time Junior was seen he was in a dark room, curled up in the fetal position and sucking his thumb while crying for Mommy.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:28:28am

re: #101 ObserverArt

I saw a Berner saying all of this is Clinton and the Democrats blaming anyone and everyone but Clinton and the Democrats for blowing the election. Of course I think this guy voted for Stein when he didn’t get Bernie.

Bros want the entire weight of the blame on Hillary because they don’t want to shoulder any of it. They want to be blameless little children who had no idea that their votes for Stein and their happy acceptance of Russian rodent copulation would lead to a Trump presidency. At least, those are the ones who aren’t professing acceptance of a Trump presidency because they think it will mean a “true progressive” wins in 2020.

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:28:32am

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the triple H NYC metro area.

In other words, Fox is doing what they’re always doing - actively misinforming their viewers with people who spew misinformation, deflections, projections, and obfuscations all to maintain Trump and GOP grip on power. DARVO is in full effect, along with an unhealthy dose of IOKIYAR.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:30:03am

re: #106 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the triple H NYC metro area.

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In other words, Fox is doing what they’re always doing - actively misinforming their viewers with people who spew misinformation, deflections, projections, and obfuscations all to maintain Trump and GOP grip on power. DARVO is in full effect, along with an unhealthy dose of IOKIYAR.

Trump IS the system. He is the living embodiment of everything that Americans find wrong with the cozy relationship between government and business. He didn’t clear the swamp, he IS the swamp!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:31:20am

re: #105 Targetpractice

Bros want the entire weight of the blame on Hillary because they don’t want to shoulder any of it. They want to be blameless little children who had no idea that their votes for Stein and their happy acceptance of Russian rodent copulation would lead to a Trump presidency. At least, those are the ones who aren’t professing acceptance of a Trump presidency because they think it will mean a “true progressive” wins in 2020.

They really think we should nominate Sanders in 2020. I mean even if you like the guy, if you can’t see the pitfalls of making a man who will turn 80 in his first term President.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:32:06am

re: #106 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the Resistance in the triple H NYC metro area.

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In other words, Fox is doing what they’re always doing - actively misinforming their viewers with people who spew misinformation, deflections, projections, and obfuscations all to maintain Trump and GOP grip on power. DARVO is in full effect, along with an unhealthy dose of IOKIYAR.

By being the most corrupt president ever, yeah he’s disruptive l.

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:33:07am

I’m wondering if there’s gonna be some kind of slam-bang ending to this crazy week.

The last 24 hours is gonna be really hard to top, though.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:33:24am

re: #90 darthstar

What’s the over/under on how many pardons Trump will need to get out of the mess he’s in?

That the idea of Trump pardoning himself was even floated out there signifies — at least to me — that they can’t rely on Pence to do it for him.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:34:25am

re: #111 Myron Falwell

That the idea of Trump pardoning himself was even floated out there signifies — at least to me — that they can’t rely on Pence to do it for him.

I think Trump was hoping to pardon himself so he could stay in office.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:34:51am

re: #111 Myron Falwell

That the idea of Trump pardoning himself was even floated out there signifies — at least to me — that they can’t rely on Pence to do it for him.

It signals to me that he realizes by this point that evidence of criminal acts is bound to turn up and he’s looking for ways to avoid being removed from office due to it.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:35:34am

Long thread

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:37:12am

re: #93 HappyWarrior

The thing that pisses me off is Trumpers claim they were drawn to Teuml because they believed he’d root out corruption but this administration is blatantly corrupt and most of them don’t care at all. Why it’s almost like they just wanted a bigoted asshole.

Oh it must be real bad. He’s already changed his name!

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Weaselone  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:38:04am

re: #79 Sir John Barron

It’s not Sessions’ actual work performance that bugs DrumpF of course, it’s Sessions’ seeming lack of loyalty.

Eh. Trump dumped on Sessions, but this piece is basically the same as all the other NYT pieces about internal conflict in the Trump camp. It’s purpose is to give the impression of independence on the part of Trump’s team when they’re all actually the shitgibbon’s willing shit carriers and about to dump a particularly foul chamber pot out the White House window.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:40:40am

re: #114 FormerDirtDart

Long thread

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I’ve taken to comparing this scandal more to Watergate or Iran-Contra, where there was pretty clearly a crime at the beginning of the investigation and the whole investigation afterward was about getting the root of it. Comparing it to Whitewater, suggesting its a purely partisan affair started with an interest towards digging up criminal acts on the part of the Clintons, is such a joke that it being entertained says more about the person entertaining it than it does the scandal.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:41:14am

WHY WON”T YOU DAMN WHINY LIBTARDS LISTEN, IT WAS ABOUT ADOPTIONS….

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:43:55am

re: #113 Targetpractice

It signals to me that he realizes by this point that evidence of criminal acts is bound to turn up and he’s looking for ways to avoid being removed from office due to it.

Reeks of near-total desperation and a realization his JV squad (Kasowitz, Corrallo, Cobb, Sekulow and Dowd) is no match for Mueller’s assembled team of professional investigators and prosecutors.

Trump should know better than to float out trial balloons like pardoning himself, when Mueller and Co. can work behind his back and undercut him right out of the gate.

It’s Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius vs. Bugs Bunny all over again.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:43:59am

re: #117 Targetpractice

I’ve taken to comparing this scandal more to Watergate or Iran-Contra, where there was pretty clearly a crime at the beginning of the investigation and the whole investigation afterward was about getting the root of it. Comparing it to Whitewater, suggesting its a purely partisan affair started with an interest towards digging up criminal acts on the part of the Clintons, is such a joke that it being entertained says more about the person entertaining it than it does the scandal.

I think that’s one of Josh Marshall’s points. That and the rapid response of Trump can only be explained by a massive need to hide corruption.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:45:03am
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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:45:58am

re: #120 Barefoot Grin

I think that’s one of Josh Marshall’s points. That and the rapid response of Trump can only be explained by a massive need to hide corruption.

I got his point, I was speaking more to the “serious” pundits and conservatives (but I repeat myself) who have taken in recent months to suggesting that this is a “new” Whitewater investigation, a purely partisan affair intended simply to call into question Trump’s presidency rather than a serious effort to get to the bottom of criminal acts.

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:46:17am

re: #110 makeitstop

I’m wondering if there’s gonna be some kind of slam-bang ending to this crazy week.

The last 24 hours is gonna be really hard to top, though.

You just know that WaPo, NYT, and WSJ all have something brewing for the Friday Night News Dump… and that it will be even more insane than all the rest of the news from the past week (as if that wasn’t insane enough).

Heck, in any other admin, the fact that Tillerson’s role in his former job resulted in a massive fine for sanctions violations would be resulting in calls for his resignation, but it’s drowned out by everything else this corrupt and compromised admin is doing.

The fact that Trump’s lawyers are educating themselves on whether/how to pardon family/cronies shows that they’re up to their eyeballs in criminality.

The GOP is entirely culpable at this point. All of the GOP. From Ryan and McConnell on down. They’ve enabled Trump, his cronies, and people like Rohrabacher. This admin came in with more shady dealings than anyone else in our nation’s history. Turns out that even that description was insufficient to describe the criminality involved.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:48:00am

re: #112 Belafon

I think Trump was hoping to pardon himself so he could stay in office.

That not how it works. That is not how any of this works!!!

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:52:05am

re: #112 Belafon

I think Trump was hoping to pardon himself so he could stay in office.

I’d laugh if Sekulow told Donnie he could do that and floated the idea — and Corrallo and Kasowitz quit in protest.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:54:53am

re: #122 Targetpractice

I got his point, I was speaking more to the “serious” pundits and conservatives (but I repeat myself) who have taken in recent months to suggesting that this is a “new” Whitewater investigation, a purely partisan affair intended simply to call into question Trump’s presidency rather than a serious effort to get to the bottom of criminal acts.

But all the Very Serious Pundits believed the Whitewater investigation was totally legitimate at the time.

Some in the media would like to rewrite history. Pretty soon the media will be acting as if they believed and reported that the Hillary email “investigation” was a partisan affair, too, instead of breathlessly reporting every minor development and allegation.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:55:45am

re: #121 FormerDirtDart

I knew there was something up with that tweet (which is why I shared it on here with the disclaimer “if this is true…”).

The ratio of RT/likes is damning enough, and not just for the tweeter. (No, I didn’t RT/like it.)

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:56:51am

We rate Presidents.

Trump: -1,000,000/10

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:56:55am

re: #106 lawhawk

In other words, Fox is doing what they’re always doing - actively misinforming their viewers with people who spew misinformation, deflections, projections, and obfuscations all to maintain Trump and GOP grip on power. DARVO is in full effect, along with an unhealthy dose of IOKIYAR.

No, he came to Washington to EXPLOIT the system.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:59:27am

re: #126 Sir John Barron

But all the Very Serious Pundits believed the Whitewater investigation was totally legitimate at the time.

Some in the media would like to rewrite history. Pretty soon the media will be acting as if they believed and reported that the Hillary email “investigation” was a partisan affair, too, instead of breathlessly reporting every minor development and allegation.

Perhaps in another 10-20 years. Right now, they still want to keep convincing people that it was a totally legit investigation involving “serious questions”…as well as entertaining the hope that it will be taken back up by Congress so they can finally get the indictments they’ve been working towards since ‘93.

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 6:59:30am
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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:00:32am

re: #125 Myron Falwell

Status: Plausible.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:01:51am

re: #131 lawhawk

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:04:00am

re: #133 HappyWarrior

But the Clintons trapped the poor kid. //

But the meeting was fine, the lawyer was fine, everything was fine no problem.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:04:19am

re: #119 Myron Falwell

Reeks of near-total desperation and a realization his JV squad (Kasowitz, Corrallo, Cobb, Sekulow and Dowd) is no match for Mueller’s assembled team of professional investigators and prosecutors.

Trump should know better than to float out trial balloons like pardoning himself, when Mueller and Co. can work behind his back and undercut him right out of the gate.

It’s Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius vs. Bugs Bunny all over again.

Wasn’t it Wile E. Coyote who said “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.”?

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:04:39am

BWAHAHAHA….oh, Lumpy…

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:06:45am

re: #125 Myron Falwell

I’d laugh if Sekulow told Donnie he could do that and floated the idea — and Corrallo and Kasowitz quit in protest.

It’s almost hilarious that Sekulow has resurfaced as some kind of consigliore in this shitshow administration after serving as a holier-than-thou “moral” critic of Bill Clinton in the ‘90’s.

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:09:23am

And in crazy-ass local news - someone in our neighborhood put out an emergency call on FB due to a mountain lion on the loose! What the hell, this is an island!

Keeping my dog inside for now. This is….weird.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:09:24am

re: #136 makeitstop

BWAHAHAHA….oh, Lumpy…

Youtube Video

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:17:58am

re: #136 makeitstop

BWAHAHAHA….oh, Lumpy…

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I need a grinectomy to wipe this big ole smile off my face.

And Brent Bozell is WFB’s nephew. Why am I not surprised.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:19:21am

re: #140 Myron Falwell

I need a grinectomy to wipe this big ole smile off my face.

And Brent Bozell is WFB’s nephew. Why am I not surprised.

Wait, whut? Bozell makes WFB look like a statesman.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:21:37am

re: #136 makeitstop

Buckley, the founder of the National Review, who died in 2008, was hailed in his day as “arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States.” Giving an award in his name to Hannity — a pugnacious talk radio host who has shared conspiracy theories on his popular cable news show — had caused hand wringing among some conservatives.

There’s so much here, I just can’t….

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:22:02am

In some ways Trump is like Joseph Stalin. Eliminate all in government who are not loyal supporters. This leads to incompetent people who flatter the leader to be able to keep their jobs. The few competent people remaining after the purges do so because they won’t speak truth to power when it is necessary.

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I cannot.  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:22:19am

Pocahontas Was a Mistake, and Here’s Why!

Short version: Pocahontas was bad, Moana is Pocahontas done better.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:23:05am

re: #141 Sir John Barron

Wait, whut? Bozell makes WFB look like a statesman.

IKR? My jaw dropped when I saw that.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:26:23am

Christopher Buckley vs. Brent Bozell. Tis a family affair.

Sly & The Family Stone ~ Family Affair 1971 Disco Purrfection Version

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MsJ  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:26:39am

re: #4 JordanRules

We went with heavy SouthWest aesthetic in my house.

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TFW you remember every one of those trends and know someone or other who had each one (and more).

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:29:22am
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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:29:39am

re: #144 I cannot.

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Short version: Pocahontas was bad, Moana is Pocahontas done better.

Disney could probably make a way more accurate Pocahontas now. It would still have to stop before she was taken to England.

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:30:35am

re: #4 JordanRules

Plants…. lots of plants. I still do. And do photos of the Southwest count?

As for the furniture aesthetic, we’re definitely into Mission/Arts and Crafts/Craftsman style.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:30:53am

re: #148 Myron Falwell

Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

The dots are growing so dense that you no longer need a pen to connect them…

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:31:54am
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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:32:29am

re: #148 Myron Falwell

The more the merrier, at least from our side.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:33:24am

re: #152 lawhawk

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3 million people is a lot. To put things in perspective, when Trump’s hero Andrew Jackson won in 1828, just over one million people voted period.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:34:42am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The dots are growing so dense that you no longer need a pen to connect them…

Pee-Wee Herman could solve this “connect the dots” puzzle even before it was even displayed on screen.

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:34:45am

Last week, Israeli police were killed in a terror attack on the Temple Mount. This week, there’s riots and several Palestinians were killed, and more than 100 injured, over access to the Temple Mount that now includes screening with metal detectors that keep everyone, not just Israeli Jews, safe.

So glad that Kushner and Trump have figured out peace in the Middle East.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:34:48am

re: #143 BlueSpotinAL

In some ways Trump is like Joseph Stalin. Eliminate all in government who are not loyal supporters. This leads to incompetent people who flatter the leader to be able to keep their jobs. The few competent people remaining after the purges do so because they won’t speak truth to power when it is necessary.

He did want to keep Gitmo open. Makes you wonder if he wanted it for political prisoners.

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MsJ  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:38:12am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:39:14am

re: #158 MsJ

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Yes, Hillary forced Junior to type interest in the dirt. Good grief. And of course shit like this will inspire his cult to believe that Clinton did set Trump up.

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MsJ  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:39:24am

re: #45 FormerDirtDart

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:39:58am

re: #157 ObserverArt

He did want to keep Gitmo open. Makes you wonder if he wanted it for political prisoners.

That no doubt would have been a Steve Bannon idea.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:41:19am

How badly I wonder, does Trump want Clinton to run again in 2020?

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:41:21am

re: #158 MsJ

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DIRT FILE EMAILS!!!!11ty!

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:42:49am

Damn, just got past a hell of a storm here in Columbus. I can’t believe it is mid-July. We’ve had so much rain this summer the grass, trees and plants look like April it is all so green

I hope Sleuth is staying dry, she is in this same front with heavy rain.

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:44:12am

re: #158 MsJ

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:44:13am

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

How badly I wonder, does Trump want Clinton to run again in 2020?

Probably more than his desire to survive the next few months and find a magic rabbit-out-of-a-hat escape route.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:45:35am

re: #162 Eclectic Cyborg

How badly I wonder, does Trump want Clinton to run again in 2020?

Big time. And I hope she has the good sense to step aside. Ditto Sanders and Biden too.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:47:27am
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MsJ  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:51:15am

re: #75 qubit2020

OT - I noticed a wholly unexpected post in Redstate yesterday: redstate.com
The tone is resigned, not supportive, however after 7 years of the ACA, reality is setting in for at least a few conservatives.

Yet not a single one of the comments there support the article. Not one.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:51:45am

re: #168 Unshaken Defiance

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Awful. As I recall they had a severe drought in the 90’s too.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:56:36am

re: #170 HappyWarrior

Yes they did. Sorry about the drop in topic, but I’ll add what I should have already. We can’t have amateur (or worse) mistakes. I spoke to a South Korean friend, US born. This man who went and worked there for some time said that quite simply war must not be triggered.

His point is that for South Korea, the likely consequences of a conventional war, a nuclear war of limited scope or WW3 all have the same consequences for SK. And NK.

I had nothing to add.

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:58:54am

Update: Suffolk County Emergency Services has confirmed that there is, indeed, a 180 pound mountain lion wandering the streets of our fair burg.

The mountain lion must not be from around here.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:59:02am

“America First MAGA”

Urban translator result

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 7:59:51am

re: #173 Unshaken Defiance

“America First MAGA”

Urban translator result

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MAGA: ‘My Attorney’s Got an Attorney’

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Amory Blaine  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:01:07am

re: #151 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The dots are growing so dense that you no longer need a pen to connect them…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:01:08am

re: #171 Unshaken Defiance

Yes they did. Sorry about the drop in topic, but I’ll add what I should have already. We can’t have amateur (or worse) mistakes. I spoke to a South Korean friend, US born. This man who went and worked there for some time said that quite simply war must not be triggered.

His point is that for South Korea, the likely consequences of a conventional war, a nuclear war of limited scope or WW3 all have the same consequences for SK. And NK.

I had nothing to add.

No, you’re good. I have a friend who I grew up with whom was adopted as a child from SK and my grandpa was a Korean War vet. I agree with your friend. We need to avoid war at all costs. We lost nearly as many men in just under three years in Korea as we did Vietnam.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:01:11am

re: #165 lawhawk

Is Schafer a wingnut or Chris Crizilla style contrarian or some mix?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:02:14am

re: #174 makeitstop

MAGA: ‘My Attorney’s Got an Attorney’

YES.

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:03:57am

re: #172 makeitstop

Update: Suffolk County Emergency Services has confirmed that there is, indeed, a 180 pound mountain lion wandering the streets of our fair burg.

The mountain lion must not be from around here.

Someone must have been keeping it, and then released it once it got too big… That’s too big a cat to have not been sighted crossing into the Bronx, Brooklyn/Queens/Nassau to get out by you. Can’t imagine it being a stowaway and getting in by air or ferry or even on rail (someone would have noticed a hungry mountain lion itching to chow down).

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:04:27am

re: #174 makeitstop

MAGA: ‘My Attorney’s Got an Attorney’

I so gotta borrow that a minute, it’s a beautiful line

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:05:24am

re: #174 makeitstop

MAGA: ‘My Attorney’s Got an Attorney’

MAGA: Multiple Attorneys Going Always.

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:05:54am

re: #179 lawhawk

Someone must have been keeping it, and then released it once it got too big… That’s too big a cat to have not been sighted crossing into the Bronx, Brooklyn/Queens/Nassau to get out by you. Can’t imagine it being a stowaway and getting in by air or ferry or even on rail (someone would have noticed a hungry mountain lion itching to chow down).

I’m thinking you’re right. I hope they catch the big guy soon, else a lot of people are going to be missing small pets.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:07:50am

MAGA: My Attorney’s Got an Announcement.

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Weaselone  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:08:10am

MAGA = Morally Atrocious, Mentally Atrophied

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:09:12am

MAGA = My Attorney General’s Asshole

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:09:32am

Josh has posted an excellent breakdown of the president at war.

The President’s legal team is conducting opposition research against Mueller and his team, with the specific aim of finding conflicts of interest and the general aim of discrediting his investigation and laying the groundwork for his dismissal. The proposed conflicts do not suggest the Trump team has found much to work with. WaPo: “Another potential conflict claim is an allegation that Mueller and Trump National Golf Club in Northern Virginia had a dispute over membership fees when Mueller resigned as a member in 2011, two White House advisers said. A spokesman for Mueller said there was no dispute when Mueller, who was FBI director at the time, left the club.” This is not a serious legal point. It’s the kind of stuff you take to your payola reporter at The New York Post.

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:12:47am

re: #185 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

MAGA: My Attorney is Generally an Asshole.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:13:12am

re: #186 makeitstop

Josh has posted an excellent breakdown of the president at war.

Trump has always been at war with Eurasia the Mueller investigation and Eastasia fellow Republicans and Democrats and the media.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:13:17am

re: #186 makeitstop

Josh has posted an excellent breakdown of the president at war.

It’s pretty obvious the point of this is to make wingers go “Mueller’s a Democrat! And he’s not pure!”

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:14:38am

re: #177 Sir John Barron

Is Schafer a wingnut or Chris Crizilla style contrarian or some mix?

Did you happen to catch the one article posted here earlier this week talking about Cillizza and his style of political insight?

He is all about the impression of everything as that is more important in the social network world than actual facts. And since so much political discussion is on social media then all that goes on there is way more important than meat world.

I guess impressions are quicker to accept and get around faster than those pesky facts.

That must be why he was so all about Hillary emails. They left the world with a bad impression and even though she was a great political wonk, that impression disqualified her.

Of course the fact that Cillizza kept going on and on about those emails he kept up the impression of Bad Hillary…but she would have been a fine president.

And the internet was going to help make people smarter.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:15:29am

re: #187 lawhawk

Mr “I already know where you live”. Shady bully with a law degree. That was amazing given the source and client.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:15:48am

Major Asshole is Greatly Annoying.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:16:45am

re: #186 makeitstop

We are far, far past the point where there is any credible reason to doubt that President Trump is hiding major and broad-ranging wrongdoing. No mix of ego, inexperience, embarrassment or anything else can explain his behavior. It just can’t. He’s hiding bad acts. And the country is likely heading toward a major constitutional and political crisis because Trump is signaling that he will not allow the normal course of the law to apply to him - a challenge which puts the entire edifice of democratic government under threat.

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:23:41am

re: #193 Sir John Barron

Mueller has probably seen more of the hard evidence at this point than anyone, and I believe he and his crew see the full scope of how badly Trump and his cult have sold this country out.

He’s on a mission. One of his team was quoted last night as saying ‘This is Ken Starr on steroids.’ He’s going to go at them like Elliot Ness.

What’s the old saying? ‘Don’t run, you’ll only die tired?’ Yeah, that.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:24:49am

NYT:

“I can’t even remember why I opposed it,” said Patrick Murphy, who owns Bagel Barrel, on a quaint and bustling street near Mr. Brahin’s law office here in Doylestown.

He thought Democrats “jammed it down our throats,” and like Mr. Brahin, he worried about the growing deficit. But, he said, he has provided insurance for his own dozen or so employees since 1993.

“Everybody needs some sort of health insurance,” Mr. Murphy said. “They’re trying to repeal Obamacare but they don’t have anything in place.”

Area man realizes the crazy wingnut talking points he took in are crazy.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:27:09am

The headline’s already hilarious, but the picture is just crying for a caption contest:

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:29:15am

re: #193 Sir John Barron

Only if we accept it.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:30:07am

re: #196 Targetpractice

The headline’s already hilarious, but the picture is just crying for a caption contest:

Keep yappin’ KAC.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:31:33am

re: #196 Targetpractice

The headline’s already hilarious, but the picture is just crying for a caption contest:

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Keep on telling yourself that Kellyanne.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:31:34am

re: #196 Targetpractice

The headline’s already hilarious, but the picture is just crying for a caption contest:

I can see DrumPf issuing some kind of stupid “deadline”, or his advisors floating the idea that Mueller should only have ‘X’ amount of time to investigate because you know reasons.

half sarc/

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:32:21am

re: #195 Sir John Barron

NYT:

Area man realizes the crazy wingnut talking points he took in are crazy.

It’s almost like the right wing talking points on ACA were bullshit!

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Amory Blaine  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:33:06am

Challenger mostly on target with claim that Paul Ryan has gone 600 days without a town hall meeting

..Employee town halls are another matter.

These are typically hosted by private businesses where the audience is usually pre-selected, and so are their questions. The public is largely barred from these events, and reporters are usually unable to ask questions.

Ryan recently held two employee town halls while Congress was on break for the Fourth of July holiday, visiting businesses in Oak Creek and Racine. Audience members offered Ryan a series of friendly questions.

“If you had to make a decision between attending an October regular season Packers game or a Brewers World Series game, which one?” one person asked, according to a CBS news article.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:35:13am

re: #202 Amory Blaine

Challenger mostly on target with claim that Paul Ryan has gone 600 days without a town hall meeting

Congressional townhalls are for Democrats only, the GOP doesn’t need them because George Soros sends in all the paid protesters.

/

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:35:55am

re: #196 Targetpractice

The headline’s already hilarious, but the picture is just crying for a caption contest:

‘Accountable’. You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:36:11am

re: #196 Targetpractice

The headline’s already hilarious, but the picture is just crying for a caption contest:

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Why would anyone talked to Kellyanne?

Mueller has had 90 days, Trump has had 6 months, who has more to answer for?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:37:41am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:38:13am

re: #204 Sir John Barron

‘Accountable’. You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.

Exactly Mueller is doing an investigation.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:38:35am

re: #196 Targetpractice

The headline’s already hilarious, but the picture is just crying for a caption contest:

‘The investigation is stalled”: Maybe Trump could speed it along by cooperating, by releasing his tax returns, etc.

Oh, I’m sorry KAC, you weren’t really serious, were you?

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:38:43am

Backgrounder:

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Dr. Matt  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:38:52am

Poor Lumpy. In the “era of the alpha”, he’s still a cuck.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:39:28am

I love how Mueller has become a liberal partisan to the wingnuts. I’ll give W Bush credit. He was a good FBI director and better than Freeh.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:40:11am

re: #210 Dr. Matt

Poor Lumpy. In the “era of the alpha”, he’s still a cuck.

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If Bozell thinks you suck….

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:40:46am
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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:41:37am

re: #209 lawhawk

Backgrounder:

Though all Trump’s pardons would do is save his kids from jail. They would then be compelled to incriminate their dad.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:41:40am

re: #210 Dr. Matt

Upon seeing the story pop up on CNN, Hannity took to Twitter to unleash an angry tirade against Tapper for reporting this humiliating turn of events.

“Hey Fake News Jake, I was offered an award, I was unable to attend, and I respectfully turned it down,” Hannity wrote. “If [National Review] ‘Never Trumpers’ or [Buckley’s] son were upset about me receiving the award, they never told me. Now I’m really glad I said ‘No thanks.’”

Just because you “couldn’t attend” doesn’t mean they still can’t give you an award.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:42:45am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

If Bozell thinks you suck….

I’m sure Bozell loves Hannity. Christopher Buckley on the other hand….

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:44:04am
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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:44:20am

re: #196 Targetpractice

The headline’s already hilarious, but the picture is just crying for a caption contest:

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KAC warming up to sing her ass off.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:44:50am

re: #216 Sir John Barron

I’m sure Bozell loves Hannity. Christopher Buckley on the other hand….

True that.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:45:47am

re: #218 makeitstop

KAC warming up to sing her ass off.

I had a somewhat more graphic idea in mind, but it needs Photoshopping and is entirely inappropriate here.

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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:48:07am

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:48:34am
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:49:37am

re: #196 Targetpractice

The headline’s already hilarious, but the picture is just crying for a caption contest:

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Looks like a lesbian blowup doll

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:50:05am

re: #222 Ace-o-aces

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Can we stop giving this asshole press?

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:50:18am

re: #220 wheat-dogg

I had a somewhat more graphic idea in mind, but it needs Photoshopping and is entirely inappropriate here.

Looks like Skip’s#221 had the same idea.

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piratedan  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:53:45am

re: #222 Ace-o-aces

my initial thought was, who gives a fuck… then my second thought was, why keep giving this asshole a public forum, he’s got twitter, fuck him.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:55:33am

re: #226 piratedan

my initial thought was, who gives a fuck… then my second thought was, why keep giving this asshole a public forum, he’s got twitter, fuck him.

He’s nowhnear as cool or edgy as he thinks. He’s just a pathetic hack desperate to keep his 15 mins of fame.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:55:37am

Public Service Announcement:

I was wondering why they didn’t give the company’s name in the tweet.
Probably that 140 character limit thing…

Bestherbs Coffee LLC recalled all New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:57:41am

re: #226 piratedan

my initial thought was, who gives a fuck… then my second thought was, why keep giving this asshole a public forum, he’s got twitter, fuck him.

LOL he was banned from Twitter.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:58:40am

SPICER IS OUT

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:59:06am

“Out” as in he resigned, not “out” as in he’s gay.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:59:29am

OK…Spicey calls it quits…

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:59:40am

This should include all material involved in producing that very first explanation that was released. That was reportedly crafted at the end of the G20 trip and the flight back.

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freetoken  Jul 21, 2017 • 8:59:41am

re: #231 The Vicious Babushka

Nor as a Russian spy.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:00:33am

Write an ebook right now spicey

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piratedan  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:00:39am

re: #229 The Vicious Babushka

i’m sure there’s a street corner that needs him…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:00:44am

Hey, let’s start a pool to see when Hucky Boo Boo quits!

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Amory Blaine  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:01:35am
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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:02:16am

re: #221 Skip Intro

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Trump’s way too busy with Putin. And I don’t want anyone to think about the image of it all happening simultaneously.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:02:19am

We know she’s gonna be next. Only Question is When!

She’s Next…
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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:02:25am
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KingKenrod  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:02:45am

My own theory about how Trump will get rid of Mueller is that eventually some info will leak (maybe a tax return, it’s inevitable) and Trump, who has been bitching about leaks from the beginning, will use it as a sign of malfeasance.

I wouldn’t put it past him to leak the docs himself & blame Mueller. We already know his friends are shopping fakes around.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:03:16am

re: #224 HappyWarrior

Can we stop giving this asshole press?

Only if you’re talking to the news stations. While she’s on there, we have to ridicule her.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:03:23am

re: #221 Skip Intro

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:03:59am

re: #241 FormerDirtDart

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Wasn’t that supposed to be Bullshit Spice’s job?

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:05:18am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:06:21am

re: #245 Targetpractice

Wasn’t that supposed to be Bullshit Spice’s job?

I think comm director and press sec are different. Wonder what it was about this guy that was too much for Spicer.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:06:51am

re: #238 Amory Blaine

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Lumpy is such a baby.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:07:27am

re: #247 HappyWarrior

I think comm director and press sec are different. Wonder what it was about this guy that was too much for Spicer.

He probably wanted Spicey to put the rabbit suit back on!

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:07:51am
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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:08:03am

re: #247 HappyWarrior

I think comm director and press sec are different. Wonder what it was about this guy that was too much for Spicer.

I could swear I remember there being talk a few weeks back that Spicey was going to be the new Comms Director after the old one quit.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:08:10am

re: #231 The Vicious Babushka

“Out” as in he resigned, not “out” as in he’s gay.

Facts not in evidence

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:08:45am

re: #251 Targetpractice

I could swear I remember there being talk a few weeks back that Spicey was going to be the new Comms Director after the old one quit.

Oh hadn’t heard about that.

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:09:22am

re: #230 The Vicious Babushka

SPICER IS OUT

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Whoa, no shit? And it’s not even news-thirty yet.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:09:28am

re: #249 Joe Bacon 🌹

He probably wanted Spicey to put the rabbit suit back on!

Maybe Spicer wants to go back to being in the bunny suit.

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:11:54am

re: #240 Joe Bacon 🌹

We know she’s gonna be next. Only Question is When!

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Nah, she’s a high-level cultist. She’ll cling to the rails as the hull slips below the water line…

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:12:33am

re: #256 makeitstop

Nah, she’s a high-level cultist. She’ll cling to the rails as the hull slips below the water line…

“THE DEMOCRATS CAUSED THIS!!!”

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:13:05am

There’s a quote on a poster here at work that we all need to keep in mind as we deal with the shit Trump and the GOP are spewing:

Optimism is the foundation of courage. From Nicholas M. Butler.

Don’t give into futility.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:14:52am

Hey, was Spicey required to sign an NDA????

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:15:32am

re: #259 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hey, was Spicey required to sign an NDA????

Was wondering the same.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:17:39am

re: #250 FormerDirtDart

Wonder when Rinse bails on this shitstorm? He might be in too deep to get out.

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I cannot.  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:18:46am

re: #229 The Vicious Babushka

Keep in mind that LITERAL NAZIS aren’t banned from Twitter. Imagine how incredibly shitty you have to be in order to be kicked off Twitter.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:19:23am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:19:51am

re: #261 Sir John Barron

Wonder when Rinse bails on this shitstorm? He might be in too deep to get out.

Well Rinsey may be involved in actual criminal activity. Spicer was just a bullshitter.

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sagehen  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:19:54am

re: #247 HappyWarrior

I think comm director and press sec are different. Wonder what it was about this guy that was too much for Spicer.

Toby Ziegler was communications director. C.J. Cregg was press secretary.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:20:26am

re: #259 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hey, was Spicey required to sign an NDA????

Government job, I wouldn’t imagine that could be part of any deal but that was with normal POTUSs?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:20:28am

re: #241 FormerDirtDart

Sessions has gotta go at some point soon, too.

Thereafter it will be a regular feature of the newday: which cabinet member has already or will soon resign.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:20:40am

re: #265 sagehen

Toby Ziegler was communications director. C.J. Cregg was press secretary.

Gotcha. Never watched West Wing tho.

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451_Montag  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:22:28am

Sean Spicer today

Oh thank god

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:22:39am

re: #261 Sir John Barron

Wonder when Rinse bails on this shitstorm? He might be in too deep to get out.

He might not be far behind…

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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:22:40am

re: #230 The Vicious Babushka

SPICER IS OUT

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What took him so long, and why is Preibus still there?

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:23:07am

*sigh*

Guess I’ll have to retire this…

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dangerman  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:23:40am

regarding the rains, tstorming here in florida

last month’s deluge:

before
after
ducks in the horse turnout
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Semper Fi  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:23:51am

re: #259 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hey, was Spicey required to sign an NDA????

Probably a vow of LOYALTY though.

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freetoken  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:23:57am

So what’s the scoop on Scaramucci?

I realize his name starts with Scar, as in scary, but what else is there?

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:24:08am

re: #270 Targetpractice

He might not be far behind…

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Wow! Wonder if Reince will be as pissed as Sessions!?!

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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:24:26am

re: #245 Targetpractice

Wasn’t that supposed to be Bullshit Spice’s job?

I think so.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:24:54am

So tired of all this winning….

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:25:03am

re: #230 The Vicious Babushka

SPICER IS OUT

Shame. One of the best Melissa McCarthy impersonators.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:25:35am

re: #264 HappyWarrior

Well Rinsey may be involved in actual criminal activity. Spicer was just a bullshitter.

Sorrowfully, this also means no more Melissa McCarthy-Sean Spicer imitations on SNL.

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KingKenrod  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:25:42am

I don’t see how Spicer could sign an NDA and have it enforced. A private contract as a condition of govt employment? That would be a “thing of value” to Trump, no different than accepting a bribe.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:25:45am
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sagehen  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:26:00am

re: #268 HappyWarrior

Gotcha. Never watched West Wing tho.

You really should. It’s a wish-fulfillment White House; and the season 6/7 election for Bartlett’s successor is a wish-fulfillment race (Democrat Matt Santos is loosely based on Barack Obama, Republican Arnold Vinick is the kind of old-school rational conservative we wish would come back into fashion)

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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:26:29am

When are the Trump suckers going to realize that loyalty only goes up, never down with Trump?

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:26:53am

re: #275 freetoken

So what’s the scoop on Scaramucci?

I realize his name starts with Scar, as in scary, but what else is there?

He’s a close friend of the Trumps, so the inner circle expects that Comrade Combover will begin deferring to him.

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dangerman  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:27:20am

re: #238 Amory Blaine

[Embedded content] I didn’t personally attack you in the piece and I’m not going to start here. Am sure having award taken away is painful.
Best wishes,

because no one ever gets an award even though they can’t personally show up to receive it

‘scheduling’ - transparent, lame-ass excuse

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:27:46am

re: #270 Targetpractice

He might not be far behind…

The first villain in this season’s Samurai Jack was called Scaramouche. He talked in a nasally voice.

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Ace-o-aces  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:28:17am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:28:21am

re: #238 Amory Blaine

Am sure having award taken away is painful.

Sick burn

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:28:52am

re: #280 Sir John Barron

Sorrowfully, this also means no more Melissa McCarthy-Sean Spicer imitations on SNL.

The biggest tragedy of all this.

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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:29:24am

re: #240 Joe Bacon 🌹

Melissa McCarthy could easily change her act to Huckabooboo. She’d be great at it.

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freetoken  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:29:30am

re: #285 Targetpractice

He’s a close friend of the Trumps, so the inner circle expects that Comrade Combover will begin deferring to him.

So, Scaramucci will then help form the “kitchen cabinet” of the inner-Trump crime family.

But what did the likes of Spicer and Priebus expect? Am I to believe that they didn’t already notice that the kitchen cabinet was really only the family and old cronies?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:29:42am

re: #283 sagehen

You really should. It’s a wish-fulfillment White House; and the season 6/7 election for Bartlett’s successor is a wish-fulfillment race (Democrat Matt Santos is loosely based on Barack Obama, Republican Arnold Vinick is the kind of old-school rational conservative we wish would come back into fashion)

Yeah I’m going to one of these days.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:29:49am

What it’s coming down to is El Jefe Naranjo is scared shitless and so is surrounding himself with his buddies and friends, who (of course) are going to lie to him about how deep the shit he currently finds himself in really is, as well as agreeing with every brain fart that spews from his lips.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:29:53am

re: #270 Targetpractice

He might not be far behind…

We’ll see. I wouldn’t be surprised if Reince stayed, tho, as he has all the qualities of a lapdog doormat.

If he does leave, then shit just got real.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:30:24am

re: #275 freetoken

So what’s the scoop on Scaramucci?

I realize his name starts with Scar, as in scary, but what else is there?

I can’t see that name without recalling one of the Bond villains, Scaramanga.

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Myron Falwell  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:30:57am

re: #291 Skip Intro

Melissa McCarthy could easily change her act to Huckabooboo. She’d be great at it.

She will not be DE-TURD! XD

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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:31:23am

re: #295 Myron Falwell

I don’t know why he’s still there. He was brought in by the GOP to babysit Trump during the campaign and failed miserably. He has no future in the House of Bannon.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:31:30am

re: #296 Sir John Barron

I can’t see that name without recalling one of the Bond villains, Scaramanga.

Maybe that’s the reason Trump chose him.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:32:16am

re: #298 Skip Intro

I don’t know why he’s still there. He was brought in by the GOP to babysit Trump during the campaign and failed miserably. He has no future in the House of Bannon.

Apparently word is that even Bannon has tried to keep this latest appointment from happening.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:32:22am

re: #285 Targetpractice

He’s a close friend of the Trumps, so the inner circle expects that Comrade Combover will begin deferring to him.

Aha. That makes sense. A Trump loyalist all the way. To me, there seems to be three camps within the Trump Admin- Trump family/loyalists(Bannon/Jared), Republican ops(Reince/the dearly departed Spicey), and other(I’d put Mattis in this category)

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:32:27am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:33:00am

re: #300 Targetpractice

Apparently word is that even Bannon has tried to keep this latest appointment from happening.

It’s my understanding that Bannon advised against the Comey firing. How bad is it that Bannon is sometimes a voice of reason with these assholes?

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Stanley Sea  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:33:45am

haha

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sagehen  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:34:45am

re: #286 dangerman

because no one ever gets an award even though they can’t personally show up to receive it

‘scheduling’ - transparent, lame-ass excuse

Bob Dylan didn’t show up to get his Nobel (but he did put an “acceptance speech” online)

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dangerman  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:35:10am

re: #283 sagehen

You really should. It’s a wish-fulfillment White House; and the season 6/7 election for Bartlett’s successor is a wish-fulfillment race (Democrat Matt Santos is loosely based on Barack Obama, Republican Arnold Vinick is the kind of old-school rational conservative we wish would come back into fashion)

we just rewatched the entire series about a month ago. i think one of the best tv show ever. highly dramatic, entertaining, suspenseful. characters i cared about.

as we were entering the last season or two i noted i started feeling depressed. yes its fiction and all. the contrast between their general sort of desire to do good and help everyone and the actual news is, well, depressing. (and yes, of course the r’s have a different definition of ‘good and helping’)

man it’s sad that everything is just stagnating.
drain the swamp? hell, he’s building one.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:35:24am

re: #210 Dr. Matt

Poor Lumpy. In the “era of the alpha”, he’s still a cuck.

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All of his responses sound just like something Trump would say.

It is no wonder why Sean likes him some Donny.

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:36:03am

Wait, his nickname is ‘The Mooch?’

You can’t make this shit up, I swear.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:36:50am

From description it would appear to restrict VA testing on dogs

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dangerman  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:37:09am

re: #287 Belafon

The first villain in this season’s Samurai Jack was called Scaramouche. He talked in a nasally voice.

did he do the fandango?

(c’mon - grapefruit)

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:37:18am

re: #230 The Vicious Babushka

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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:37:55am

So will tonight be Trump’s Friday Night Massacre?

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:38:11am

re: #291 Skip Intro

Melissa McCarthy could easily change her act to Huckabooboo. She’d be great at it.

That would be perfect. Different name and face, same old shit.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:38:12am

You’re venturing into a very dark time in your presidency, you need somebody who can chart a course through treacherous waters to get the public back on your side and against what you view as a partisan investigation against you.

So who do you hire to oversee your communications? You buddy, the hedge fund manager.

FFS.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:38:20am

re: #309 FormerDirtDart

From description it would appear to restrict VA testing on dogs

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What would Ayn Rand think? Seriously though. Can’t complain with this even if Brat is an asshole.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:40:28am

Anthony Scaramucci rails against Donald Trump

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:41:15am

re: #316 FormerDirtDart

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A Hillary Clinton set up, obviously.

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fern01  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:41:25am

re: #230 The Vicious Babushka

SPICER IS OUT

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Every person appears to have their breaking point with Trump. No wonder he has to employ the family.

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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:41:55am

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:42:01am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:42:31am

re: #316 FormerDirtDart

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Fake Newz

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:42:58am

re: #230 The Vicious Babushka

SPICER IS OUT

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I knew it. I said this weeks news would open up the exit doors. There will be more.

It’s all about to start tumbling down. Maybe Sean starts talking now too. He’s a GOP lifer and knows Trump is blowing up his party.

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FormerDirtDart  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:43:02am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:43:04am

re: #320 FormerDirtDart

You don’t resign on DrumpF. DrumpF resigns on you.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:43:51am

re: #319 Skip Intro

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“and many other things”—like how crappy my AG is for recusing himself and how everybody is out to get me, and how Mueller sucks and how my golf game is.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:44:05am
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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:44:24am

But it’s a deadly conflict of interest if anyone working for Mueller did that?

In 2008, Scaramucci served as a fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

en.wikipedia.org

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:45:01am

re: #320 FormerDirtDart

OK, we’re fast approaching the 1 pm hour here on the East Coast.

What new breaking story can we expect then?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:45:37am

re: #313 Eventual Carrion

That would be perfect. Different name and face, same old shit.

Just the thought of Melissa doing a Dr Who Regeneration from Spicey to Hucky Boo Boo!

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:46:17am

re: #327 b.d. (bill d.)

But it’s a deadly conflict of interest if anyone working for Mueller did that?

en.wikipedia.org

Honestly, I’m surprised that Spicer seems to object to this guy. Scaramucci seems like your typical establishment GOP exempting the Obama fundraising.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:46:33am

So, who here woke up this morning expecting to see Spicer jump from the ledge?

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:46:39am

Wow. Spicer resigned because he knew ‘The Mooch’ (heh) is not up to the job.

It’s hard to imagine that press shop getting even worse, but here we are.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:47:01am

re: #330 HappyWarrior

Honestly, I’m surprised that Spicer seems to object to this guy. Scaramucci seems like your typical establishment GOP exempting the Obama fundraising.

He didn’t want a communications director over him I guess.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:47:39am

re: #274 Semper Fi

Probably a vow of LOYALTY though.

Or a blood oath…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:47:47am

re: #333 Sir John Barron

He didn’t want a communications director over him I guess.

Guess so.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:47:48am

re: #332 makeitstop

Wow. Spicer resigned because he knew ‘The Mooch’ (heh) is not up to the job.

It’s hard to imagine that press shop getting even worse, but here we are.

But he thinks Trump can?

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:49:07am

re: #331 Targetpractice

So, who here woke up this morning expecting to see Spicer jump from the ledge?

I’m still trying to deal with the wayward mountain lion in my neighborhood.

(Mini-update: Rumor has it that a woman in the neighborhood was keeping it as a pet. Sheesh.)

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HappyWarrior  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:49:09am

To be a fly on the wall.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:50:11am

re: #331 Targetpractice

So, who here woke up this morning expecting to see Spicer jump from the ledge?

Out of all the people on my Friday Trump firing bingo card, no Spicer.

Day ain’t over yet though.

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:50:27am

Somebody needs to call up Jefferson Beauregard and ask him how it feels to have handed Trump his balls in a jar one day, then found Spicer would rather quit than do the same?

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:51:57am

re: #332 makeitstop

The Press Secretary and the press office is the key to getting the president’s message out, and if it’s FUBAR under Spicer, Scaramouche (or is it Scaramanga, it’s tough to keep track of Bond villains these days), we haven’t seen anything yet.

Trump can’t help but sabotage himself. This is good for the nation and further hobbles his nihilistic agenda.

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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:52:15am

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Amory Blaine  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:54:25am

I hope SNL does one last Melissa Spicey bit. Laying around on a motorized couch, unemployed.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:55:39am

No sympathy for Spicer at all, screw that guy.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:55:41am

re: #259 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hey, was Spicey required to sign an NDA????

re: #260 HappyWarrior

Was wondering the same.

Of course. But this may be the first test as to how much that piece of paper works in an investigation of national importance.

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lawhawk  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:55:46am

re: #342 Skip Intro

Kakisto-nomics. Stealing from government to enrich themselves.
Klepto-nomics.
Voodoo eco-nomics. Because GHWB identified this issue the first time for what it was. Bullshit.

Bullshit-nomics. More explicit version of voodoo economics.

You get the drift….

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:56:23am

re: #346 lawhawk

Kakisto-nomics. Stealing from government to enrich themselves.
Klepto-nomics.
Voodoo eco-nomics. Because GHWB identified this issue the first time for what it was. Bullshit.

Bullshit-nomics. More explicit version of voodoo economics.

You get the drift….

Grift-O-Nomics.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:56:55am

A massacre begins with a single victim.

Predictions for the rest of the day:

Reince, Rosenstein and Mueller

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Targetpractice  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:57:03am

re: #344 b.d. (bill d.)

No sympathy for Spicer at all, screw that guy.

I don’t think anybody has any real sympathy for him, except perhaps his family and friends. He sold what was left of his soul and won’t walk away with much of anything.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:57:48am

re: #348 b.d. (bill d.)

A massacre begins with a single victim.

Predictions for the rest of the day:

Reince, Rosenstein and Mueller

I don’t think that Mueller (and his team) will stop investigating.

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KGxvi  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:58:04am

re: #345 ObserverArt

Of course. But this may be the first test as to how much that piece of paper works in an investigation of national importance.

If there is an NDA it would only cover work for the Trump campaign and/or the RNC. As White House Press Secretary he was a federal employee and I’m 87% certain that federal employees cannot be required to sign NDAs - there are obvious security clearance issues and probably areas covered by executive privilege, but a blanket NDA likely wouldn’t be enforceable.

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sagehen  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:58:45am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:59:02am

re: #348 b.d. (bill d.)

A massacre begins with a single victim.

Predictions for the rest of the day:

Reince, Rosenstein and Mueller

Drain the Swamp Baby!

“Some of these are your own people, and the rest are Republicans.”

MAGA! Soon it will be just me and the kids!

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:59:35am

re: #267 Sir John Barron

Sessions has gotta go at some point soon, too.

Thereafter it will be a regular feature of the newday: which cabinet member has already or will soon resign.

Meanwhile no new people want any jobs in the administration so as they drop it becomes more and more Trump family members and lackeys.

This is all going to force the Republican to consider the fact Trump cannot get the job done and is just another aspect of unqualified and unfit for the office. Unfit as no one wants to be around the fat fuck.

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Semper Fi  Jul 21, 2017 • 9:59:41am

re: #348 b.d. (bill d.)

A massacre begins with a single victim.

Predictions for the rest of the day:

Reince, Rosenstein and Mueller

Mueller too? I’m gonna have to replenish my popcorn supply.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:01:04am

re: #348 b.d. (bill d.)

A massacre begins with a single victim.

Predictions for the rest of the day:

Reince, Rosenstein and Mueller

Spicer jumped.

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KGxvi  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:01:06am

re: #348 b.d. (bill d.)

A massacre begins with a single victim.

Predictions for the rest of the day:

Reince, Rosenstein and Mueller

I think firing Rosenstein and/or Mueller would be a Saturday Night Massacre situation that would probably serve as a tipping point for Trump. I can’t imagine a scenario where the Congressional GOP goes along with that. I mean, maybe they truly are just cowards (the Rubio/Heller wing) or hacks interested in nothing more than their own accumulation of power (the Ryan/McConnell wing), but the implications for the future of our system of government would be too much, right?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:01:23am

Republicans … ships …

Sinking Ship - Cyanide & Happiness Shorts

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:02:15am

re: #348 b.d. (bill d.)

A massacre begins with a single victim.

Predictions for the rest of the day:

Reince, Rosenstein and Mueller

Reince, maybe. Rosenstein, a more remote maybe.

Mueller? He wouldn’t dare.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:03:01am

re: #359 makeitstop

Reince, maybe. Rosenstein, a more remote maybe.

Mueller? He wouldn’t dare.

Trump: Hold my beer….

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:03:01am

re: #270 Targetpractice

He might not be far behind…

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Scaramucci is another former Goldman Sachs dude, a lawyer and way too slick. Trump has liars and then there is another level of lying and I think Scaramucci is on that level.

If you have never seen him on TV he is unflappable but not in the same crazy way as Conway. Scaramucci makes it sound real legit. I think he is dangerous. Apparently many in the White House do too.

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KGxvi  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:03:54am

re: #354 ObserverArt

Meanwhile no new people want any jobs in the administration so as they drop it becomes more and more Trump family members and lackeys.

This is all going to force the Republican to consider the fact Trump cannot get the job done and is just another aspect of unqualified and unfit for the office. Unfit as no one wants to be around the fat fuck.

I’m still not convinced that the inevitable end to this national nightmare is the 25th Amendment, but just in case, we should probably be looking at the people who would serve as acting secretaries. How many are career types that would be willing to sign a 25th Amendment letter?

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:04:26am

re: #357 KGxvi

I think firing Rosenstein and/or Mueller would be a Saturday Night Massacre situation that would probably serve as a tipping point for Trump. I can’t imagine a scenario where the Congressional GOP goes along with that. I mean, maybe they truly are just cowards (the Rubio/Heller wing) or hacks interested in nothing more than their own accumulation of power (the Ryan/McConnell wing), but the implications for the future of our system of government would be too much, right?

Agreed. If Trump crossed that line it would be first-rate political seppuku.

As dumb as he is, there are people around him who are slightly less dumb who realize the shitstorm it would bring down.

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jaunte  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:05:34am

re: #346 lawhawk

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:05:42am

re: #359 makeitstop

Reince, maybe. Rosenstein, a more remote maybe.

Mueller? He wouldn’t dare.

Fire enough people at once and they can’t get too pissed off at firing any individual one….

Not that I agree with that but I could see that as their thinking…

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:06:01am

re: #292 freetoken

So, Scaramucci will then help form the “kitchen cabinet” of the inner-Trump crime family.

But what did the likes of Spicer and Priebus expect? Am I to believe that they didn’t already notice that the kitchen cabinet was really only the family and old cronies?

The were true believers. Blinded by it.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:06:38am

re: #352 sagehen

These questions are inappropriate as they impinge upon my business interests which are over the line.


Also, my Make In America week is going great and I told these corporate leaders to make their stuff in America or else fines and fees and I tweet nasty things against you.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:06:55am

re: #362 KGxvi

I’m still not convinced that the inevitable end to this national nightmare is the 25th Amendment, but just in case, we should probably be looking at the people who would serve as acting secretaries. How many are career types that would be willing to sign a 25th Amendment letter?

At the moment, there is nothing in the XXV Amendment that involves acting secretaries. A bill was introduced recently to deal with the oversight, but it is likely to get nowhere fast. Via Wikipedia:

On April 14, 2017, Representative Earl Blumenauer introduced the Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity Act. This bill would replace the Cabinet as the body that, together with the Vice President, determines whether Section 4 should be invoked. Under the bill, an eleven-member commission would conduct an examination of the President when directed to do so by a concurrent resolution of the Congress.

According to Blumenauer:

It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the vice president to examine whether the president is able to discharge the duties of the office. When there are questions about the president’s ability to fulfill his or her constitutional responsibilities, it is in the country’s best interest to have a mechanism in place that works effectively.

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:07:09am

re: #365 b.d. (bill d.)

Fire enough people at once and they can’t get too pissed off at firing any individual one….

Not that I agree with that but I could see that as their thinking…

The only one in the list that matters is Mueller. If Trump did that, a future trivia question would be who was fired with him.

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:07:14am

How in the world does Trump square even hiring this guy? Sounds like they don’t even like each other.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:07:49am

Gotta go … you lucky devils … need to take my wife to an eye appointment.

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jaunte  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:08:32am

re: #370 makeitstop

“It’s just locker room talk!”

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KGxvi  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:08:57am

re: #363 makeitstop

Agreed. If Trump crossed that line it would be first-rate political seppuku.

As dumb as he is, there are people around him who are slightly less dumb who realize the shitstorm it would bring down.

We used to joke in my family that my grandfather probably would have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD had he not been born in the 1920s. I kind of feel the same way about Trump - he has the same lack of impulse control that someone with undiagnosed ADD/ADHD might have. And worse, he’s been enabled his whole life by being born into privilege and never having anyone that would tell him “no.” So, it would absolutely not surprise me to see his aides and congressional allies tell him that he shouldn’t do this, and then see him promptly ignore them and do it anyway. The question is, really: what does the rest of the GOP do when Trump crosses that line?

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:09:46am

re: #372 jaunte

“It’s just locker room talk!”

“You’re an inherited money dude from Queens County. Bring it, Donald. Bring it.”

His new comms director, folks.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:09:58am

re: #303 HappyWarrior

It’s my understanding that Bannon advised against the Comey firing. How bad is it that Bannon is sometimes a voice of reason with these assholes?

Nobody tells Trump what to do. NOBODY!

We heard it time and time again. Believe it. It is the truth.

I bet if you look into his failed business dealings there were lawyers and accountants and business consultants that all told Donny no, don’t do that it will never work and Donny did it. And it never worked.

This is Trump. Welcome to failure.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:11:23am

re: #370 makeitstop

How in the world does Trump square even hiring this guy? Sounds like they don’t even like each other.

Yeah I don’t get it.

Guess they had a major reconciliation or a sudden meeting of the minds.

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dangerman  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:13:44am

re: #376 Sir John Barron

Yeah I don’t get it.

Guess they had a major reconciliation or a sudden meeting of the minds.

$, power (to leverage into more $)

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KGxvi  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:13:53am

re: #368 Anymouse 🌹

At the moment, there is nothing in the XXV Amendment that involves acting secretaries. A bill was introduced recently to deal with the oversight, but it is likely to get nowhere fast. Via Wikipedia:

The 25th Amendment is broad enough that I think it would cover acting secretaries rather than just appointed secretaries.

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

A commission might not be a bad idea. But I suspect that if such a bill were to become law, it would likely have to be passed with a veto proof majority (or over the president’s veto). Under the current system, I think that “principal officers of the executive departments” would probably be read to mean either appointed and confirmed secretaries or acting secretaries. I’m also fairly certain that the Courts would find this to be a political question and would leave the issue to Congress.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:14:08am

re: #292 freetoken

So, Scaramucci will then help form the “kitchen cabinet” of the inner-Trump crime family.

But what did the likes of Spicer and Priebus expect? Am I to believe that they didn’t already notice that the kitchen cabinet was really only the family and old cronies?

Everytime I read/hear Scaramucci, I think of this guy….

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:14:13am

re: #352 sagehen

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A couple days ago NPR was interviewing a Trump economic adviser (inorite!) and the interviewer asked him this very question: “Why does Trump urge people to ‘Buy American!’ and ‘Hire American!’ when his own businesses and the businesses of his family don’t do that?”

And the Trumpmouth said (I’m not making this up!): WHY ARE YOU MAKING PERSONAL ATTACKS!! I AGREED TO COME ON YOUR LIBERAL RADIO SHOW AS LONG AS YOU DIDN’T MAKE ANY PERSONAL ATTACKS!!!!

NPR Host: It’s a valid question.

TRUMPORRHOID: NO IT’S NOT!!!! YOUR ATTACKING TRUMP TEH BUSINESSMAN AND BLAMING HIM FOR POLICIES OF TRUMP TEH PRESIDENT!!!! THAT’S UNFAIR!!!!

NPR Host: (wants to avoid a meltdown) OK let’s move on…

See that’s the problem with rational people. They want to avoid confrontations, tantrums and meltdowns so they change the subject WHICH TRUMP & HIS GANG ARE COUNTING ON THEM TO DO.

I mean, if the NPR host had pressed the Trumporrhoid and the Trumporrhoid started screaming and yelling, would you change the station?

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:14:22am

re: #312 Skip Intro

So will tonight be Trump’s Friday Night Massacre?

Isn’t it supposed to be the Saturday Night Massacre? Knowing the way this is going and the Watergate parallels I’m thinking they keep it going. Sessions gone tomorrow night.

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jaunte  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:15:17am
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dangerman  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:17:05am

in a perverse way, the worse this gets, the more obvious and blatant the demonstration of the fuck up in electing him, the better it is for the future

while yes, judges, and some regulation rollback, they are totally ineffective in so far doing any long term institutional, irreversible damage. (not for lack of trying)

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KGxvi  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:17:39am

re: #380 The Vicious Babushka

A couple days ago NPR was interviewing a Trump economic adviser (inorite!) and the interviewer asked him this very question: “Why does Trump urge people to ‘Buy American!’ and ‘Hire American!’ when his own businesses and the businesses of his family don’t do that?”

And the Trumpmouth said (I’m not making this up!): WHY ARE YOU MAKING PERSONAL ATTACKS!! I AGREED TO COME ON YOUR LIBERAL RADIO SHOW AS LONG AS YOU DIDN’T MAKE ANY PERSONAL ATTACKS!!!!

NPR Host: It’s a valid question.

TRUMPORRHOID: NO IT’S NOT!!!! YOUR ATTACKING TRUMP TEH BUSINESSMAN AND BLAMING HIM FOR POLICIES OF TRUMP TEH PRESIDENT!!!! THAT’S UNFAIR!!!!

NPR Host: (wants to avoid a meltdown) OK let’s move on…

See that’s the problem with rational people. They want to avoid confrontations, tantrums and meltdowns so they change the subject WHICH TRUMP & HIS GANG ARE COUNTING ON THEM TO DO.

I mean, if the NPR host had pressed the Trumporrhoid and the Trumporrhoid started screaming and yelling, would you change the station?

Sounds like the guy was already melting down. Not sure that pushing it further accomplishes anything. So, I can understand the host’s decision to move on. The answer says all there is to say, and listeners can figure that out for themselves.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:18:08am

re: #330 HappyWarrior

Honestly, I’m surprised that Spicer seems to object to this guy. Scaramucci seems like your typical establishment GOP exempting the Obama fundraising.

He is a mercenary type. Pay him his money he will speak for any party.

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jaunte  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:18:09am

Scaramucci has the magic that will make all the “bad fake news” go away.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:19:24am

re: #382 jaunte

Now what would be interesting to witness is if Huckabee-Sanders, Priebus and Bannon all said (more or less simultaneously), “You know what? Fuck it - this really is amateur hour and it’s not going to get better. I’m outta here…….these fools are going down and I’ll be damned if they’re gonna take me with me.”

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:19:33am

re: #386 jaunte

Shouldn’t he just be hiring the cast of Fox and Friends then?

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:20:11am

re: #340 Targetpractice

Somebody needs to call up Jefferson Beauregard and ask him how it feels to have handed Trump his balls in a jar one day, then found Spicer would rather quit than do the same?

Wait. Are you sure Sessions ever had balls? His voice is kind of high.

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451_Montag  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:20:12am

re: #373 KGxvi

We used to joke in my family that my grandfather probably would have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD had he not been born in the 1920s. I kind of feel the same way about Trump - he has the same lack of impulse control that someone with undiagnosed ADD/ADHD might have. And worse, he’s been enabled his whole life by being born into privilege and never having anyone that would tell him “no.” So, it would absolutely not surprise me to see his aides and congressional allies tell him that he shouldn’t do this, and then see him promptly ignore them and do it anyway. The question is, really: what does the rest of the GOP do when Trump crosses that line?

I know what you mean about ADHD, but really I just think he is a spoiled entitled orange little shit. Never had to be intellectually curious, just cares about his image and is a little dim, but lucky with his father.

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jaunte  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:20:43am

re: #388 Belafon

He must be charging a 200k initiation fee.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:20:47am

LOL

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:22:38am

re: #348 b.d. (bill d.)

A massacre begins with a single victim.

Predictions for the rest of the day:

Reince, Rosenstein and Mueller

That won’t work to remove Mueller. He can only be fired by the acting Attorney General. That is why Sessions has to go first to start the firing chain.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:24:00am

I agree:

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jaunte  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:24:33am
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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:26:04am

re: #381 ObserverArt

Isn’t it supposed to be the Saturday Night Massacre? Knowing the way this is going and the Watergate parallels I’m thinking they keep it going. Sessions gone tomorrow night.

Yeah, but Trump will be playing golf tomorrow so I moved it up a day.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:26:04am

re: #392 The Vicious Babushka

LOL

Damn, dude’s a major cuck.

//

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makeitstop  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:26:12am

I have to admit, I do like this idea a lot.

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) also acknowledged that Congress could not prevent the president from dispensing of Mueller. In a reflection of the powerlessness of the legislative branch in such a scenario, he humorously suggested that a robust social-media campaign might do the trick.

“I think that maybe we could have a tweet-storm—a tweet-storm directed at the president that all of us, Democrats and Republicans, would tweet the same message to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and say: Mr. President, don’t you dare,” Carper said with a laugh.

If anything would drive his fat ass off Twitter, that would do it.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:26:46am

re: #398 makeitstop

I have to admit, I do like this idea a lot.

If anything would drive his fat ass off Twitter, that would do it.

That would only encourage him.

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Skip Intro  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:28:09am

re: #382 jaunte

Can’t help but notice that Trump diminishes every single person he hires. Insecure pantloads do that.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:28:18am

re: #393 ObserverArt

That won’t work to remove Mueller. He can only be fired by the acting Attorney General. That is why Sessions has to go first to start the firing chain.

Those are the old rules. This is a new kind of Presidency.

//

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Sir John Barron  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:29:03am

re: #386 jaunte

Scaramucci has the magic that will make all the “bad fake news” go away.

Trump: Glad to have you on board, Mucch. You’re the best. Kicked CNN’s ass over Russia! So, everyone agrees I can fire Mueller right now?

Mucch: Eh….

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:33:40am

re: #384 KGxvi

Sounds like the guy was already melting down. Not sure that pushing it further accomplishes anything. So, I can understand the host’s decision to move on. The answer says all there is to say, and listeners can figure that out for themselves.

No, the listeners cannot figure it out for themselves. That is what got us Trump.

We all put too much faith in our American citizens. We didn’t think that many were that ignorant. They are.

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ObserverArt  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:37:17am

re: #396 Skip Intro

Yeah, but Trump will be playing golf tomorrow so I moved it up a day.

Well alright! Probably good thinking.

But then he could be out on the golf course and have his bodyguard drop off an envelope at Jeff’s house.

Who has the horse head?

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Belafon  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:37:40am

re: #398 makeitstop

I have to admit, I do like this idea a lot.

If anything would drive his fat ass off Twitter, that would do it.

I think we need to propose a constitutional amendment that puts the AG and FBI heads outside of the ability for the president to fire. It would require Congress to fire them.

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dangerman  Jul 21, 2017 • 10:52:51am

re: #394 I Would Prefer Not To

I agree:

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Jim Gordon Layla

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petesh  Jul 21, 2017 • 11:08:28am

re: #394 I Would Prefer Not To

I agree:

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Non-guitar solo? Miles would like a toot.

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sagehen  Jul 21, 2017 • 11:30:38am

re: #383 dangerman

in a perverse way, the worse this gets, the more obvious and blatant the demonstration of the fuck up in electing him, the better it is for the future

while yes, judges, and some regulation rollback, they are totally ineffective in so far doing any long term institutional, irreversible damage. (not for lack of trying)

The rest of the world can never trust us again. They can’t expect us to honor agreements, they can’t rely on us to lead the free world, even if our next three presidents in a row are excellent the world will never again be entirely sure that we’ll choose wisely the time after that.

This vastly outweighs any domestic damage.

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John Carter  Jul 21, 2017 • 11:31:48am

re: #270 Targetpractice

He might not be far behind…

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Why do they all hate this Scaramucci guy?

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sagehen  Jul 21, 2017 • 11:35:32am

re: #394 I Would Prefer Not To

I agree:

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Clarence Clemons, saxophone, “Jungleland”

2nd place Phil Collins drums “In the Air Tonight”

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 21, 2017 • 12:09:07pm

re: #373 KGxvi

We used to joke in my family that my grandfather probably would have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD had he not been born in the 1920s. I kind of feel the same way about Trump - he has the same lack of impulse control that someone with undiagnosed ADD/ADHD might have. And worse, he’s been enabled his whole life by being born into privilege and never having anyone that would tell him “no.” So, it would absolutely not surprise me to see his aides and congressional allies tell him that he shouldn’t do this, and then see him promptly ignore them and do it anyway. The question is, really: what does the rest of the GOP do when Trump crosses that line?

ADD/ADHD isn’t the only diagnoses that exhibits poor impulse control, it’s one of the key behaviors of the psychopathy checklist and narcissistic personality disorder, along with empathy deficit, glib/superficial charm and multiple marriages.

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NoSoapForYou  Jul 21, 2017 • 5:36:51pm

re: #160 MsJ

Vaginas>Cthulhu


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