Hilarious Mass Right Wing Freakout on Reports That Trump Caved on His Ridiculous Wall

How to make the right lose their alleged minds
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After reports last night that Trump had made a deal with Democrats that excluded Trump’s ridiculous WALL (that’s how he refers to it on Twitter, in all-caps), the right wing media staged a massive, hilarious freak out. How dare he renege on a promise that was never going to happen in the real world?

White nationalist congressman Steve King saw apocalypse before his eyes.

But of course, Trump’s people immediately got out there, at 10pm Eastern time, to “clarify” these reports and deny Trump was abandoning the stupid wall idea. Because no idea is too stupid for this gang of bigoted dunces.

And Trump himself had a slew of early morning rants, including yet another promise that his WALL is really going to happen, yes indeedy, don’t you worry. He’s already fixing the fences!

Laurence Tribe’s comment was on target:

But a glance at the Breitbart “News” front page shows how worked up the right wing base is, even with the disavowals. Are they beginning to realize they can’t trust a single word the Orange One says? (Doubtful.)

But also at Breitbart today, we find an article raging at the news that Trump will reportedly sign a resolution denouncing white supremacist groups. Because that would be a bad thing for the Breitbart gang, obviously. They’re calling it: A European-Style Assault on Free Speech.

The preamble, in addition to expressing “support for the Charlottesville community,” demands of the President that he rejects “White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups” and urges him and his cabinet to “use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups”.

From the outset this is disingenuous and troublesome.

The President has already disavowed these groups, including Neo Nazis and the KKK. Why are elected members, alongside the White House, wasting time virtue signaling over it?

Of course, these are the same people who demand that all Muslims must constantly disavow and denounce Islamic extremists, no matter how many times they do. But hypocrisy is the dominant paradigm of right wing media.

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245 comments

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:01:34pm

Don’t fuck with Holy Symbols…flag lapel pins, guns, crucifixes, Civil War statues and, most of all The Wall.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:01:53pm

Top headline on Breitbart right now: “Asked if he supports amnesty, POTUS responds, ‘DACA. The word is DACA.’”

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Sir John Barron  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:02:30pm

This is gold, Jerry! GOLD!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:02:44pm

Nothing would make me happier than the right and the left hating on Trump.

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:03:18pm

Is there fighting now between the Steve King radicals and the Trump loyalists in the Breitbart comments section? Is there even such a thing as a Trump loyalist?

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KGxvi  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:04:14pm
Why are elected members, alongside the White House, wasting time virtue signaling over it?

Because the 14th Amendment and the principles on which it is based actually matter?

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Targetpractice  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:07:24pm

Drudge headline right now is “Dream Team”, with a picture of Pelosi next to Trump.

It was just days ago that the wingnuts were assuring themselves and each other that the debt ceiling “deal” was a masterstroke by Trump, because it not only slapped the GOP leadership in the face, but also showed that the DNC was dropping its opposition to his presidency.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:07:49pm

re: #2 Flying Squirrel Girl

Top headline on Breitbart right now: “Asked if he supports amnesty, POTUS responds, ‘DACA. The word is DACA.’”

Any children of Breitbart workers should know that I also don’t support punishing them for their parents’ deeds.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:09:55pm

More from Breitbart:

CNN Host Anthony Bourdain Says He Would Poison Trump’s Food - 643 comments

vs.

Trump Tweets — ‘Does Anybody Really Want To Throw Out Good, Educated People?’ - 45,080 comments

I love days like today.

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KGxvi  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:10:00pm

re: #5 jaunte

Is there fighting now between the Steve King radicals and the Trump loyalists in the Breitbart comments section? Is there even such a thing as a Trump loyalist?

The top article at breitbart has over 10k comments. From what I can tell it’s all Trump Sold us out and the country is lost forever with a bit of DemonRATS are still worse, just turns out Trump is one of them

So, yeah, it’s going… well… over there.

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:11:50pm

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Pink Floyd- In The Flesh (The Wall DVD)

Appropriate, because it’s precisely how Trump has taken over the GOP and exploited the GOP bigoted base (complete with the weird hand symbols/gestures).

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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:12:41pm
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jaunte  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:13:33pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:13:47pm
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electrotek  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:17:11pm

Just finished watching Down Under, an Australian dark comedy about the Cronulla Riots of 2005:

Down Under | HD Official Trailer | Cronulla Riots Comedy

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jaunte  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:18:18pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:18:33pm

re: #13 jaunte

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Ann Coulter - Schadenfreulein.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:19:43pm

If Democrats would just call it Trumpcare for All, he would be all for it, and so would a huge number of Republicans.

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Bubblehead II  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:22:09pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:22:18pm
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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:23:51pm

re: #19 Bubblehead II

OFFS.

Excuses Trump could give that are more plausible:
1) I got locked out of my iPhone X - it stopped recognizing botox faces
2) I ran out of data on my plan after trying to figure out what Ted Cruz was up to
3) Jared lost your number
4) Tillerson’s budget cuts meant there was no one around to set up the phone call

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:23:52pm

re: #19 Bubblehead II

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gee, every news agency in the world was able to contact him…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:24:25pm

This is too funny.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:25:04pm

re: #14 gocart mozart

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Lumpy’s Angels, new on Fox!

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Sir John Barron  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:25:51pm

re: #16 jaunte

“Many people are saying….”

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Kragar  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:26:33pm
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Flying Squirrel Girl  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:26:44pm

re: #19 Bubblehead II

The “likes” on this tweet are proof that most of his followers are bots. There’s no way his rabid base would approve of him extending condolences to Mexico.

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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:29:19pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:29:20pm

Darn it forgot the dot before the address

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Charles Johnson  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:29:51pm
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:30:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:31:38pm

BEES

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:32:09pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

*Trump crumples paper into phone receiver*
“So sorry, President of Mexico. There seems to be a connection issue. I’ll call again in three days.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:35:25pm

re: #31 FormerDirtDart

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Wait, maybe he IS a black man. Then he’d be telling the truth!
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:36:21pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

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Kragar  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:36:31pm
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Kragar  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:37:20pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

BEES

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Had to call the city just last weekend because a hive formed in a utility box on the street in front of my apartment.

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Bubblehead II  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:40:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:41:02pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:41:26pm

re: #36 Kragar

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Tell him how much Corporations will save by not having to pay for health insurance as part of compensation.

See, this is the problem with Bernie Fucking Sanders. If he weren’t stuck in Class Struggle mode, he’s be out talking to the big corporations about how much Single Payer would help them. Get Big Business behind it as well as Progressives. In the end, the overall cost to society as a whole will be the same as or less than we’re paying now, but at least it will all make sense.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:41:45pm

It’s sad that there are Trump supporters that will believe the Tweet about bad cell service preventing him from calling the president of Mexico. Is there any place in the world that a president of a big country could go where he wouldn’t have communication ability?

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Sir John Barron  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:41:49pm

re: #38 Bubblehead II

Spoke to President of Mexico to give condolences on terrible earthquake. Unable to reach for 3 days b/c of his cell phone reception at site.
— Donald J. Trump

Thwarted by Deep State again! Drats!

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:41:57pm

re: #36 Kragar

If Trump were paying attention, he would have tweeted this “Bernie Sanders is pushing hard for a single payer healthcare plan, but it doesn’t specify how we will get there.” While I am worried about the details, Trump could have added fuel to the arguments on the left over the proposal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:42:16pm

good fucking grief…

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Sir John Barron  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:42:56pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

New phone, who dis?

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:42:58pm

re: #36 Kragar

Yeah, and WTF is up with Trump’s header. Looks like everyone’s falling asleep (yeah, I get that they’re feigning prayer), but still. Awful optics:

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Jack Burton  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:43:45pm

re: #36 Kragar

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It be nice if they would just push to fix Obamacare and add back the public option, rather than go full bore for an idea half the country is afraid of and will crash 20% of the economy and put millions of insurance company employees out of work.

Single payer “overnight” was possible in the 60s or 70s, now it requires some nuance and incrementalism that Bernie Sanders and his legion of bros are incapable of grasping.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:43:59pm

re: #46 lawhawk

Yeah, and WTF is up with Trump’s header. Looks like everyone’s falling asleep (yeah, I get that they’re feigning prayer), but still. Awful optics:

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Tillerson’s probably asleep.

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BeachDem  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:45:34pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Jimmy Buffett — If The Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me

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Sir John Barron  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:46:23pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…

Tomorrow: Bevin comes out for changing state constitution to allow governor to disband legislature, combine executive and legislative powers in governor’s office.

half sarc

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Dave In Austin  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:48:43pm

re: #11 lawhawk

Speaking of Pink Floyd……….

I went and saw the David Gilmour’s “Live at Pompeii 2016” Movie last nite with friends.
Well worth the price of the ticket. The show is excellent and very well produced IMHO. No crazy wild stuff. Just mature Pink Floyd magic. Gilmore, like himself is supported onstage buy veteran, seasoned musicians. Lot’s of cool vintage gear. Gilmour spends quite a bit of time playing several older Fender steels.

Lucita Jules, Backup singer deserves awards for her work on “Shine on You Crazy Diamond”. Ironically it’s performed 10 yrs to the day Rick Wright passed away.

At 62 and growing up and older with this band, I found it very nostalgic and somewhat comforting.

Go see this…. I give it a 5 on the 5.

David Gilmour - One Of These Days (Live at Pompeii 2016)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:49:49pm

re: #46 lawhawk

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Yeah, and WTF is up with Trump’s header. Looks like everyone’s falling asleep (yeah, I get that they’re feigning prayer), but still. Awful optics:

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That’s what we used to call “The Protestant Slump”.

My sister converted to Catholocism when she got married(VA Beach Sister, not Florida Sister. She converted to Judaism), and the wedding was in a beautiful little church near my folk’s hometown. I had never been in a Catholic church till that morning. I wondered what the hell those doohickies were on the floor that ate up my leg-stretching room.

The Groom’s side were all Catholic. The Bride’s side were all Protestant. When the Priest said, ‘let us pray’, the Groom’s side hit the knee bars. On the Bride’s side, all our chins dropped to our chests.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:51:11pm
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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:52:11pm

re: #51 Dave In Austin

I got to see Floyd during the Division Bell tour… floor seats at Giants Stadium…

It was one hell of a show. One of my all time favorites. Don’t know if I’ll have a chance to catch him this time around.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:53:01pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

Trump Goes Back to Defending His ‘Both Sides’ Charlottesville Comment (because of course he did)
— Charles Johnson

Country was in danger of healing from this tragedy. Gotta stir the pot up again.

half /

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Mike Lamb  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:53:17pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

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10 our of 10 white supremacists agree with Trump’s statements.

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BeachDem  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:53:56pm

Back to “Chuck and Nancy” for a minute.

Seen a lot of “Nancy needs to go away, retire, shut up” etc. today, based on this Reuters headline:

Pelosi says she trusts Trump’s sincerity on protecting Dreamers

What she ACTUALLY said was:

“When we’re talking about this legislation to protect the Dreamers, yes I do trust that the president is sincere in understanding that the public supports that overwhelmingly, the public supports not sending these young people back.”

I read that as Nancy saying the yam knows that public sentiment is overwhelmingly against his deportation noise, and she knows he’s easily swayed by popularity polls. This isn’t Nancy’s first rodeo and I think she chose those words very carefully and specifically.

Nuance—it’s what’s for breakfast.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:55:40pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:58:30pm

re: #46 lawhawk

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Bubblehead II  Sep 14, 2017 • 12:58:53pm

re: #42 Sir John Barron

Thwarted by Deep State again! Drats!

Nah. Call blocking on Pres. Enrique Peña Nieto cell phone.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:01:18pm

re: #57 BeachDem

Back to “Chuck and Nancy” for a minute.

Seen a lot of “Nancy needs to go away, retire, shut up” etc. today, based on this Reuters headline:

Pelosi says she trusts Trump’s sincerity on protecting Dreamers

What she ACTUALLY said was:

“When we’re talking about this legislation to protect the Dreamers, yes I do trust that the president is sincere in understanding that the public supports that overwhelmingly, the public supports not sending these young people back.”

I read that as Nancy saying the yam knows that public sentiment is overwhelmingly against his deportation noise, and she knows he’s easily swayed by popularity polls. This isn’t Nancy’s first rodeo and I think she chose those words very carefully and specifically.

Nuance—it’s what’s for breakfast.

Nancy learned a lot about politics from her dad who was mayor of Baltimore. She’s a lot smarter than people especially her detractors on the left think.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:05:37pm

re: #36 Kragar

That’s not what he wrote in one of his coloring books a few years ago.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:05:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:06:05pm

gee…telephone service in Mexico is so terrible that Nieto could barely tweet from Chiapo 3 days ago/////////////////

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:07:46pm

Trump’s iPhone is a Tracphone?

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Kragar  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:08:21pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:12:05pm

re: #66 Kragar

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Yeah those people. Goddamn this fucking guy.

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Bubblehead II  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:12:32pm

New Olbermann.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:14:13pm
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Ace-o-aces  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:15:29pm
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JordanRules  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:16:35pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:16:51pm

OMG, the sanctimony of the BernieBros!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:18:01pm

re: #69 Joe Bacon 🌹

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You’re forgetting Ann, you were dumb enough to be conned by him.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:18:13pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:18:41pm

re: #71 JordanRules

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I believe it unfortunately.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:19:39pm

My sister was posting shit on FB, saying that in her book, Clinton blames everyone but herself.

So I said, “Hey, since you’ve read the book, can you sent it to me?”

Crickets.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:20:25pm

re: #76 Blind Frog Belly White

My sister was posting shit on FB, saying that in her book, Clinton blames everyone but herself.

So I said, “Hey, since you’ve read the book, can you sent it to me?”

Crickets.

Snap.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:21:18pm

re: #71 JordanRules

In high school, one of my classmates said, “I”m not prejudiced, but I don’t like Puerto Ricans!”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:21:32pm

re: #74 Ace Rothstein

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Both miserable people who should share a cell together in ADA Florence.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:21:55pm

re: #78 Blind Frog Belly White

In high school, one of my classmates said, “I”m not prejudiced, but I don’t like Puerto Ricans!”

“I’m not racist but….”

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:22:55pm

Did anyone tell him that he can’t play golf in either Puerto Rico or the USVI?

Every time he says something about damage and devastation (or just basic backgrounder, he acts surprised and as if it’s the first time he’s hearing it).

He’s beyond clueless, and doesn’t know how to refer to anything by their proper terms/names.

The UN General Session is next week (which usually means the president comes to give an address, as do other world leaders).

When Trump speaks, the translators need translators to figure out the argle bargle - and these are people steeped in knowledge and vernacular.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:24:16pm

re: #77 HappyWarrior

Snap.

It’s been my observation, based on the four reviews I’ve read, that anyone who says “She blames everyone but herself” has simply not read the book. All four say quite clearly that she takes full responsibility for the choices she made in the campaign. And the one passage I’ve seen quoted about Sanders? Christ, it’s mild! Completely accurate, too - he’s not a Democrat. He didn’t become one just by running for the nomination, and he still isn’t one.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:25:00pm

re: #81 lawhawk

He lives for these trips. Makes him happy.

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MsJ  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:26:51pm

re: #36 Kragar

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JordanRules  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:27:28pm
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scottslemmons  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:30:02pm

re: #78 Blind Frog Belly White

In high school, one of my classmates said, “I”m not prejudiced, but I don’t like Puerto Ricans!”

I had some friends in college who quizzed a member of the notoriously racist local chapter of the Kappa Alphas about why they didn’t like black people. “We’re not prejudiced!” he said. “We’ve got a Mexican!”

This, of course, entered into the lexicon of things we’d repeat and laugh about constantly all the way through graduation.

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alloutofcrazyhere  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:30:22pm

re: #78 Blind Frog Belly White

Was your friend Bobby Knight?

Link

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:31:09pm

re: #85 JordanRules

I watched vicariously as my wingnut cousin got radicalized by FB’s Self-Radicalizing Algorithms…

“You liked the National Review. Here’s Breitbart!”

“You liked Breitbart! Here’s Jim Hoft!”

“You liked Jim Hoft! Here’s an assortment of sites with ‘Patriot’ in their title, all coming out of Russian Intelligence!”

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MsJ  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:31:47pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

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JordanRules  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:34:11pm

re: #88 Blind Frog Belly White

I really hope they have to pay for this. It is so disturbing.

Thinking about how easily they scaled what happened to your cousin makes me shudder.

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Alephnaught  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:36:52pm

re: #58 Dave In Austin

Video of David Gilmour: Rattle That Lock

Saw that last night with my other half, who happens to be his namesake: rather good concert video. :)

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ericblair  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:39:29pm

re: #81 lawhawk

When Trump speaks, the translators need translators to figure out the argle bargle - and these are people steeped in knowledge and vernacular.

This is actually a problem for the translators: we see what a word salad mess Trump’s babblings are, but when it’s translated into other languages the translators pretty much have to clean it up into grammatical text, and end up making it way more coherent than it actually is. So the problem is that translators are worried that they’re making Trump sound a lot more proper and thoughtful than his real, moronic self. If you tried to translate it faithfully, everybody would think you’re a shitty translator who can’t even speak the target language.

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(Bert the Turtle)  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:41:25pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:42:16pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s been my observation, based on the four reviews I’ve read, that anyone who says “She blames everyone but herself” has simply not read the book. All four say quite clearly that she takes full responsibility for the choices she made in the campaign. And the one passage I’ve seen quoted about Sanders? Christ, it’s mild! Completely accurate, too - he’s not a Democrat. He didn’t become one just by running for the nomination, and he still isn’t one.

Yep.

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Timothy Watson  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:43:22pm

re: #74 Ace Rothstein

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Ah, isn’t the Klan Elf such a special little snowflake.

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:43:26pm
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Ace-o-aces  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:43:55pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:45:57pm

re: #96 lawhawk

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Exactly. It should be scored by all means but this is hypocritical at best.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:46:07pm

re: #97 Ace-o-aces

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Haha!

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Timothy Watson  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:46:24pm

re: #94 HappyWarrior

Hey Happy,

Speaking of Bernie: How many fundraiser/events did Bernie end up doing for Hillary?

Meanwhile, Perriello was at a fundraiser in Fredericksburg with Northam for his campaign yesterday.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:47:12pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:51:46pm

re: #97 Ace-o-aces

IOW, she ended up where everyone else who ever trusted Trump ended up.

Scroooood.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:53:08pm

re: #102 Blind Frog Belly White

IOW, she ended up where everyone else who ever trusted Trump ended up.

Scroooood.

Adultery, fraud, lies. I think Trump just enjoys betraying people.

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lawhawk  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:54:32pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:54:39pm

re: #100 Timothy Watson

Hey Happy,

Speaking of Bernie: How many fundraiser/events did Bernie end up doing for Hillary?

Meanwhile, Perriello was at a fundraiser in Fredericksburg with Northam for his campaign yesterday.

Tom’s also been campaigning for local candidates too. He’s the man the Sanders supporters think Bernie is.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:55:31pm

re: #101 Ace-o-aces

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Then why are you taken seriously? Oh wait, you’re a fraud just like him.

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Skip Intro  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:58:10pm

At long last I finally know what constitutes high crimes and misdemeanors to the Trump base. It’s meeting with Democrats.

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Kragar  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:58:12pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 14, 2017 • 1:58:31pm
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petesh  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:00:09pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s been my observation, based on the four reviews I’ve read, that anyone who says “She blames everyone but herself” has simply not read the book. All four say quite clearly that she takes full responsibility for the choices she made in the campaign. And the one passage I’ve seen quoted about Sanders? Christ, it’s mild! Completely accurate, too - he’s not a Democrat. He didn’t become one just by running for the nomination, and he still isn’t one.

I have here in my hand … the book! So far I’m not that far into it, but I have three conclusions to draw already:
1. Hillary thinks Trump is an unparalleled disaster. She does not imply this, she says it straight out. Several times.
2. She is surprisingly funny, especially when facing down right-wingers she despises, about whom she always used to be fairly gentle. (Yes, the old “right-wing conspiracy” statement was relatively gentle, as well as accurate.)
3. She no longer gives a shit what you think. And she’ll damn well have a drink if she wants to.
Also, of course, she bought pizza for those in line. Dammit, I basically like her, whether I want to or not.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:00:21pm

re: #108 Kragar

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Dana’s been drinking too much of Vlad’s vodka.

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JordanRules  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:00:32pm

re: #109 Charles Johnson

This is really bad.

I wonder what Mr. Zuckerberg will have to say.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:00:43pm

re: #51 Dave In Austin

I saw Pink Floyd at Rice Stadium in 1994. It rained so hard, lights were going out, amps were shorting, etc. Quite fitting that the last song they played was “Run Like Hell.”

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:01:51pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

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I’d ask Trump to define “a lot of people have said.”

I’m thinking it is all his yes-men saying it.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:02:12pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…

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Bevin wants to be a dictator. He’s mini-Trump.

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JordanRules  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:02:26pm

re: #108 Kragar

This guy is pretty nuts.

Remember when Paul Ryan joked about Dana and 45 being paid by Vlad. Hilarious!!! ///

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MsJ  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:02:46pm

re: #112 JordanRules

This is really bad.

I wonder what Mr. Zuckerberg will have to say.

Cabaret- Money

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:03:02pm

Just posted a piece that contains a bit of rumination on my part.

“…even if the plan is horrifying.”

Maybe - JUST MAYBE - the flip-flop and outcry on DACA are all part of a plan to try to immunize Trump to the growing coverage of his racist, white-supremacist actions. Could he be doing this, flexing on DACA, only to be stopped by Congress, to defuse everything - and the condemnations by all his formers lovers & allies are nothing more than smokescreen?

If so … then it could play out this way: Trump is denounced by the Star Wards Cantina Bar of right-wing racist villains, thus endearing him to “moderate” Brown People. The midterm elections thus don’t get the tidal wave of furious Latino/black/gay/feminist voters, and the GOP gets to hang onto the House and Senate, allowing him to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.

Is he capable of such Machiavellian plotting?

Or is he just the dog chasing the car?

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MsJ  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:03:20pm

re: #115 Big Beautiful Door

Bevin wants to be a dictator. He’s mini-Trump.

Many RWNJs are.

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Skip Intro  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:04:07pm
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JordanRules  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:04:10pm

Making my way through this and hooo boy…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:04:58pm
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gwangung  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:05:04pm

re: #118 Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)

Just posted a piece that contains a bit of rumination on my part.

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Maybe - JUST MAYBE - the flip-flop and outcry on DACA are all part of a plan to try to immunize Trump to the growing coverage of his racist, white-supremacist actions. Could he be doing this, flexing on DACA, only to be stopped by Congress, to defuse everything - and the condemnations by all his formers lovers & allies are nothing more than smokescreen?

If so … then it could play out this way: Trump is denounced by the Star Wards Cantina Bar of right-wing racist villains, thus endearing him to “moderate” Brown People. The midterm elections thus don’t get the tidal wave of furious Latino/black/gay/feminist voters, and the GOP gets to hang onto the House and Senate, allowing him to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.

Is he capable of such Machiavellian plotting?

Or is he just the dog chasing the car?

Not that smart to think ahead.

He’s just a white supremacist who doesn’t think he’s a white supremacist. He’ll do stuff that’s subsurface noise, that’s doesn’t rise to fire siren levels of racism.

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Jack Burton  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:05:14pm

re: #114 ObserverArt

I’d ask Trump to define “a lot of people have said.”

I’m thinking it is all his yes-men saying it.

Trump is a living breathing talking example of [citation needed] and [weasel words] tags.

Or my favorite wiki tag after “a lot of people have said” [who?]

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:05:56pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ✔ @Green_Footballs
Trump’s new header photo was taken just as the drugs began to kick in.
3:58 PM - Sep 14, 2017

Was that from the laced Diet Coke Alex Jones was talking about?

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:08:39pm

re: #80 HappyWarrior

“I’m not racist but….”

Ned Stark use to say everything that comes before the “but” is horseshit.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:08:48pm
Steve King ✔ @SteveKingIA
@RealDonaldTrump If AP is correct, Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair.

We can certainly hope.
In the meantime, the bluing of Texas continues apace, despite right-wing attempts to bring in reinforcements in the form of RWNJ refugees fleeing California.

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JordanRules  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:10:08pm

So I’m really looking forward to finding the piece of the puzzle that reveals who effectively curated the Kremlin op for America.

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:11:07pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s been my observation, based on the four reviews I’ve read, that anyone who says “She blames everyone but herself” has simply not read the book. All four say quite clearly that she takes full responsibility for the choices she made in the campaign. And the one passage I’ve seen quoted about Sanders? Christ, it’s mild! Completely accurate, too - he’s not a Democrat. He didn’t become one just by running for the nomination, and he still isn’t one.

Do you happen to have any links to said reviews?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:13:39pm

re: #129 ObserverArt

Do you happen to have any links to said reviews?

No, but they were the NYT and WashPost, as well as a couple others.

Pretty much everyone I’ve seen review the actual book, rather than just describe what they want to believe it says, is fairly positive.

People looking for clicks, OTOH, post potentially inflammatory quotes.

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:14:30pm

re: #85 JordanRules

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There was a guy on MSNBC (forgot which show) that worked for Facebook. He basically said Facebook is a tech company and has very little feel for stuff like politics, and how to moderate/monitor comments, etc. Basically they were overwhelmed by all of this because they were so caught up in their awesome tech tools.

What the fuck do they think they created?

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MsJ  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:14:46pm

re: #121 JordanRules

Making my way through this and hooo boy…

Can we hope she succeeds?

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:16:46pm
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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:18:47pm

re: #131 ObserverArt

There was a guy on MSNBC (forgot which show) that worked for Facebook. He basically said Facebook is a tech company and has very little feel for stuff like politics, and how to moderate/monitor comments, etc. Basically they were overwhelmed by all of this because they were so caught up in their awesome tech tools.

What the fuck do they think they created?

A place that allows people to communicate. Remember, you gotta think libertarianese.

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:19:50pm

re: #96 lawhawk

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Barrasso is an assho’

He’s one of the guys, along with Cornyn, that for some reason always flanks The Great Mitch when he comes out and makes a public statement.

I guess both have awesome concerned looking faces.

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JordanRules  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:20:25pm

re: #131 ObserverArt

Very interesting and not a surprising initial take. I’ve really been wondering how all this played out behind the scenes at FB. Once the curtain was pulled back at Uber, there seemed to be much more active malfeasance.

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:21:28pm

re: #103 Ace-o-aces

Adultery, fraud, lies. I think Trump just enjoys betraying people.

That is power to Trump. He does because he can.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:21:50pm

re: #133 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

Heather Heyer is unavailable for comment.

Spit

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:23:28pm

re: #108 Kragar

Yashar Ali 🐘 ✔ @yashar
Dana Rohrabacher tells @joegarofoli that Charlottesville was Civil-War re-enactors setup by ex-HRC/Sanders people bit.ly
4:14 PM - Sep 14, 2017

Next up, Rohrabacher joins InfoWars and Alex Jones.

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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:23:36pm
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Skip Intro  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:28:41pm

re: #140 gocart mozart

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:29:22pm

re: #133 Ace-o-aces

So, Civil War re-enactors go around chanting “Jews will not replace us?”
Maybe he means the Spanish civil war.

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:34:35pm

re: #134 Belafon

A place that allows people to communicate. Remember, you gotta think libertarianese.

I always fail at that.

So then, we can use this as a great example of what libertarianism brings with it. Zero control leading to chaos . Yeah, that’ll work.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:37:04pm

re: #143 ObserverArt

I always fail at that.

So then, we can use this as a great example of what libertarianism brings with it. Zero control leading to chaos . Yeah, that’ll work.

Exactly.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:39:19pm

re: #142 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

So, Civil War re-enactors go around chanting “Jews will not replace us?”
Maybe he means the Spanish civil war.

Of course; didn’t you see them in their period costume khakis and polo shirts?

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Khal Wimpo (wounded at Bowling Green)  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:41:18pm

re: #123 gwangung

Not that smart to think ahead.

He’s just a white supremacist who doesn’t think he’s a white supremacist. He’ll do stuff that’s subsurface noise, that’s doesn’t rise to fire siren levels of racism.

It is my hope that he’s just early-stage demented, unable to process new information, prone to temper outbursts, etc. etc., and conditioned by a life of turning attention into $$, to be basically responding to praise for not being a TOTAL piece of human excrement.

Maybe he can be operant-conditioned?

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:43:15pm
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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:43:48pm

re: #54 lawhawk

I got to see Floyd during the Division Bell tour… floor seats at Giants Stadium…

It was one hell of a show. One of my all time favorites. Don’t know if I’ll have a chance to catch him this time around.

Which one’s Pink?

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:43:50pm

The really disgusting thing about Rorabacher is not that he would sell out to a foreign enemy or run interference for Nazis, but that his slimy Orange County supporters don’t really care.

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:44:25pm

Found it! Thanks Google.

It was on Ari Melber’s The Beat. Watch this, it says a lot.

Iframe

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Charles Johnson  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:46:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:47:08pm
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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:48:48pm

re: #109 Charles Johnson

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Zuck is running one hell of a nasty shop over there.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:52:18pm

re: #151 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Nieto was tweeting from Chiapas 3 days ago. He always had cell service.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:53:22pm

re: #153 makeitstop

Zuck is running one hell of a nasty shop over there.

Watch the video in my #150.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:54:06pm

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nieto was tweeting from Chiapas 3 days ago. He always had cell service.
littlegreenfootballs.com

Maybe Neito has his Trump’s number blocked?

I’d have it set to direct national broadcast myself.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:54:17pm

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nieto was tweeting from Chiapas 3 days ago. He always had cell service.
littlegreenfootballs.com

Trump gets his cell service from Mar-a-lago. Line of site from the White House.

Edit: Or carrier.

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William Lewis  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:54:21pm

OT, but anyone is interested, I posted yet another photo page (YAPP? :O ) in pages.

YAPP!

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:55:41pm

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nieto was tweeting from Chiapas 3 days ago. He always had cell service.
littlegreenfootballs.com

I thought that Trump was going to switch to a courier or homing pigeon anyways?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:59:48pm
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William Lewis  Sep 14, 2017 • 2:59:55pm

re: #151 Charles Johnson

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Especially since that ritual is almost always a big middle finger to the US ever since the 6 boys died in the Battle of Chapultepec on 13 September 1847 against the Winfield Scott & the US Army. No way the Mexican leader was going to take Trumps phone call.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:00:27pm

re: #132 MsJ

Can we hope she succeeds?

[Embedded content]

Her lawyers really seem to want to make an example of O’Keefe. I like that.

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:03:03pm

I was wondering what happened to the Harvey Hurricane Hawk.

Harvey The Hurricane Hawk Takes First Flight

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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:05:15pm
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Nyet  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:05:32pm

Ann Coulter’s meltdown is precious.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:08:02pm
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Dragonomics  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:08:31pm

re: #147 Belafon

That’s the angle of the boner the evangelicals have for Trump.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:08:42pm

re: #165 Nyet

Ann Coulter’s meltdown is precious.

Yes it is:

Just retweeted by Hurricane Ann:

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BeachDem  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:09:07pm

re: #114 ObserverArt

I’d ask Trump to define “a lot of people have said.”

I’m thinking it is all his yes-men saying it.

I’m guessing it’s the voices in his head.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:10:05pm

re: #168 b.d. (bill d.)

Yes it is:

Just retweeted by Hurricane Ann:

Hey, Ann, there’s a tweet for every occasion.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:11:27pm
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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:12:41pm

re: #170 Belafon

Hey, Ann, there’s a tweet for every occasion.

I’m sure there is a tweet on how N. Korea shouldn’t be making us look like an impotent laughingstock too.

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makeitstop  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:17:18pm

re: #155 ObserverArt

Watch the video in my #150.

I checked it out, but I don’t entirely buy the whole ‘they didn’t know much until recently’ thing. Facebook has been touting itself as this big innovator with algorithms. It’s pretty disingenuous to claim that they didn’t notice a trend on the scale of the fake news and Russian troll farms now. That’s what they do.

Also, the story in Charles’ 109 is bothering me a lot.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:17:23pm
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:17:52pm

re: #164 gocart mozart

She is adorable. Great to see her having fun.

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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:18:06pm

re: #172 b.d. (bill d.)

I’m sure there is a tweet on how N. Korea Obama shouldn’t be making us look like an impotent laughingstock too.

FTFY

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Nyet  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:20:08pm

Look at our little Nazi-sympathizer.

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:21:08pm

re: #173 makeitstop

I checked it out, but I don’t entirely buy the whole ‘they didn’t know much until recently’ thing. Facebook has been touting itself as this big innovator with algorithms. It’s pretty disingenuous to claim that they didn’t notice a trend on the scale of the fake news and Russian troll farms now. That’s what they do.

Also, the story in Charles’ 109 is bothering me a lot.

Totally agree. I thought the video showed how they were so caught up in their tech they didn’t consider or care how it could be used. I think the not caring part of that is what you are talking about.

They need to be knocked down a few notches.

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scottslemmons  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:24:14pm

re: #177 Nyet

Look at our little Nazi-sympathizer.

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GamerGate was the gateway drug for full-on Nazism.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:26:02pm

A missile test is not an act of war. We do it literally everyday, so do the Russians and many others. The media response to North Korean tests is selective hysteria, exaggeration by emphasis. A few weeks ago they had a minor meltdown over a routine South Korean report that the NK navy had been spotted loading missiles onto its patrol boats, something they have done every time the boats leave on patrol for over 50 years.
Some day pretty soon they will probably have a breathlessly alarmist report that LIVE AMMUNITION is being issued to US and ROK troops on the DMZ.

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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:28:05pm
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dangerman  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:28:16pm

once again i’ll save you the play by play. what we thought was going to happen, vs what did, etc.

traffic yesterday was difficult. today we sailed.
fpl power status update website is not all that accurate.

we’re back at dangermom’s. only about 8 miles from our place anyway. we were pretty sure she had power and she does
cleaned out the fridge laid in some new supplies.
traumatized the cats with a new set of surroundings - yet again

drove over to casa danger.
WE GOT THE POWER!

minimal to no outside damage - no trees down etc.
a couple of shingles ripped off
food is toast (and moldy). fridge stinks
fish died. too long without an aerator - electric or battery

a suspicious puddle on the tile floor in an odd place. a hallway far from all windows. my guess is it seeped up somehow as all the walls and ceilings seem intact
we’ll see tomorrow after a more thorough look around

back at mom’s as we have no internet yet (which powers our phones (microcell))

hope to be able to clean the place up and move back in tomorrow night
things are looking up

i have not been able to keep up with the goings on here or in the world at large. im pretty sure no one actually nuked anything.

i trust lizards, family, friends, etc in the target cone came out minimally scathed

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Amory Blaine  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:28:26pm

The conflation of universal health care with Bernie makes me want to fucking puke. I give no fucks about “insurance” company pencil pusher jobs whose whole existence is to derive profit like parasitic vermin. Get a real fucking job. You all know Bernie didn’t invent single payer right?

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:31:06pm

re: #96 lawhawk

Maybe the CBO score will be fabulous and the GOP’s request will backfire on them. Surely, the CBO score will be better than any of the repeal bills.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:31:40pm

I posted this on FB 4 years ago today:

For anyone with any knowledge of history, it is amazing to see the right-wing’s slobbering rush to embrace a KGB trained dictator, Vlad Putin, as its new hero. A certain Russian girl band, along with a host of dissidents and rivals, are not available to comment on this amazing turn of events.
One thing is very clear, though: Post-communist Russia has reaped a harvest of useful idiots and fellow travelers in the west that its Soviet predecessor could only have dreamed about. Kremlin-backed rt.com (Russia Today) is not only quoted as an authoritative source on right-wing and some lefty outlets, it is quoted as the ONLY authoritative source by many of them. In the old days anyone who quoted an official Russian outlet as authoritative would have been laughed out of any forum in the US and Canada, including Communist Party meetings.
Libertarians in particular are susceptible to current Russian propaganda. If this seems inflammatory or extreme, just ask them. They will cheerfully, even proudly, admit their preference for Putin and his regime over Obama and his. The magnitude of this is amazing and unprecedented, far exceeding any level of actual subversion seen during the Cold War. There are probably more libertarian conspiracy dupes in Lubbock County alone than there were communists in the whole country in the old days, literally.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:31:53pm

Shitstain approval steady at 37% per Gallup.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:36:49pm

It sure is fun watching the remaining guys at FreeRepublic flop around like a fish on dock.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:36:57pm

re: #177 Nyet

Look at our little Nazi-sympathizer.

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Golly, what a surprise.

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BeachDem  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:37:58pm

My Hillary book just arrived. Yay. Can’t wait to start reading.

I’ve gone almost totally Kindle, but wanted this one in hardcover to have and hold.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:38:14pm

re: #186 Ace Rothstein

Shitstain approval steady at 37% per Gallup.

It will be interesting to see if he is losing any of his base over this DACA thing.

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ObserverArt  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:40:54pm

re: #183 Amory Blaine

The conflation of universal health care with Bernie makes me want to fucking puke. I give no fucks about “insurance” company pencil pusher jobs whose whole existence is to derive profit like parasitic vermin. Get a real fucking job. You all know Bernie didn’t invent single payer right?

In America one of the first real attempts was FDR when he was putting together social security. And many have tried and failed since.

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freetoken  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:41:22pm

re: #190 b.d. (bill d.)

These kind of surveys are more about triggering people on identifying words, or words with which they want to identify.

It’s frustrating, but all too common about “polls”. Most of them aren’t worth much without a whole lot more data by which to pick apart the data.

And still, I cringe at the small samples. Social scientists are far too willing to accept the “plus or minus” mumbo jumbo.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:42:52pm

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Skip Intro  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:43:51pm

re: #157 Belafon

Trump gets his cell service from Mar-a-lago. Line of site from the White House.

Edit: Or carrier.

I think he uses moscow.net and they need to check with Putin before putting his calls through.

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petesh  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:46:30pm

re: #190 b.d. (bill d.)

It will be interesting to see if he is losing any of his base over this DACA thing.

I suspect we’ll see some movement from strong to medium support, which may not be reflected in the top-line approval numbers. But every little bit helps.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:47:51pm

We can’t put slave overseers out of business, think of what it will do to the economy!!

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:48:07pm

re: #170 Belafon

Hey, Ann, there’s a tweet for every occasion.

Trump should fly her up to DC so he can talk to her, via Delta.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:51:04pm

Heh. I got 12 out of 16 correct. There are language clues in some of them. “Immigrants busted” would be modern since “busted” wasn’t common usage until the 1960s. Similarly, “immigration men” would not be current, even in a reactionary pub like Breitbart.
Guess Whether These Headlines Came From Breitbart or 1920s KKK Newspapers

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Amory Blaine  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:51:21pm

re: #191 ObserverArt

In America one of the first real attempts was FDR when he was putting together social security. And many have tried and failed since.

Can’t give up. Gay marriage is legal and marijuana is catching up. 10 years ago no one thought this possible.

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wrenchwench  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:53:07pm
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William Lewis  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:53:57pm

re: #199 Amory Blaine

Can’t give up. Gay marriage is legal and marijuana is catching up. 10 years ago no one thought this possible.

Best way to get there will be to open up Medicare to everyone. Probably in stages. Lower the age by 10 years every 4 years till everyone is covered. Couch it as repeal & replace.

In the meantime, I’ll get the VA to be my single payer.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:54:53pm

re: #199 Amory Blaine

Can’t give up. Gay marriage is legal and marijuana is catching up. 10 years ago no one thought this possible.

I don’t think people are giving up. I do think people are asking valid questions about how would the implementation be done and how things like the Hyde Amendment, etc. would be handled, none of which I have seen addressed by the snarky comments popular on Twitter.

I mean, I get that the Hyde Amendment doesn’t matter to guys and so it’s easy to overlook but it’s kind of important for some of us.

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Amory Blaine  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:56:57pm

I’m a guy. I think abortion should be safe and legal on demand. What are you trying to say?

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 3:57:23pm

Whaaaaaaaahahahahahaahahahahahahaha:

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unproven innocence  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:08:26pm

re: #198 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Heh. I got 12 out of 16 correct. There are language clues in some of them. “Immigrants busted” would be modern since “busted” wasn’t common usage until the 1960s. Similarly, “immigration men” would not be current, even in a reactionary pub like Breitbart.
Guess Whether These Headlines Came From Breitbart or 1920s KKK Newspapers

I’m inclined to skip this and similar surveys, due to a non-neglegible likelihood that the collected results would be used as training data for 1 or more AI’s dedicated to subverting our democracy.

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freetoken  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:11:49pm

Getting back to those polls…

Here, I propose the following poll - consists of one question, two choices, no words, can be presented on a flat-screen such as an iPhone:

Whichever choice gets fewer picks then becomes Trump’s “approval” rating.

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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:14:20pm
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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:18:37pm
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FormerDirtDart  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:19:11pm

re: #206 freetoken

Getting back to those polls…

Here, I propose the following poll - consists of one question, two choices, no words, can be presented on a flat-screen such as an iPhone:

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Whichever choice gets fewer picks then becomes Trump’s “approval” rating.

I would choose Odie.
My beagle’s name Odysseus (Ody) is partly an homage to him.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:21:54pm
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Belafon  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:24:09pm

re: #183 Amory Blaine

The conflation of universal health care with Bernie makes me want to fucking puke. I give no fucks about “insurance” company pencil pusher jobs whose whole existence is to derive profit like parasitic vermin. Get a real fucking job. You all know Bernie didn’t invent single payer right?

Let’s put it this way: 3-4 million people suddenly out of a job is a recession, and a major one at that. There aren’t magic jobs for them to go into immediately.

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:24:19pm

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

THEIR NOT LAW ABIDEN, THERE ILLEAGLES!

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:25:30pm

i’ve been assigned to explain to li’l kim that the japanese islands are not actually floating

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:26:54pm
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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:27:55pm

AHHHHHH, FreeRepublic, don’t ever change.

Russia has no ties to NORK. Where do you get that? What is needed here is a massive nuclear preemptive strike before Americans are murdered!! There is absolutely no further cause for delay. Instead we are feckless. Sanctions got us a Hydrogen bomb andicbms FLYING OVER JAPAN , OUR PROTECTORATE.
“Give me a sign”!!!

89 posted on 9/14/2017, 6:20:22 PM by raiderboy

freerepublic.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:29:13pm

Trump doubles down, calls Antifa “Bad Dudes”

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:29:32pm

re: #204 b.d. (bill d.)

You’re repeating cliched pro-illegal alien

god forbid politicians should ever repeat clichés

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Jack Burton  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:30:38pm

re: #183 Amory Blaine

The conflation of universal health care with Bernie makes me want to fucking puke. I give no fucks about “insurance” company pencil pusher jobs whose whole existence is to derive profit like parasitic vermin. Get a real fucking job. You all know Bernie didn’t invent single payer right?

The conflation of universal healthcare with “single payer” makes my ass twitch. They aren’t the same thing. The goal is the former, the latter is one way of doing it.

I don’t care if you give no fucks about causing a recession by shutting down 20% of the US economy and putting millions of people out of work, but that’s *exactly* what will happen. Every reasonable liberal pundit I know who’d like single payer acknowledges this fact and realizes it can’t be done quickly or all at once.

Frankly, most office and middle-management type corporate jobs that exist now are unnecessary, made up, pencil pushing, busy work bullshit to keep the economy rolling. I know this, but I don’t suggest getting rid of all these bogus jobs, especially overnight by the wave of a politicians pen.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:32:04pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:32:22pm

pro regular gop, anti trump
pro trump, anti rino, ok with daca
anti rino, was pro trump until daca

how many parts can resident rump split the gop into?

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JordanRules  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:34:20pm

My word! Look at this.
Even more FB WTF?!?

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Amory Blaine  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:37:43pm

re: #218 Jack Burton

We agree the jobs are made up and unnecessary. The 20% number includes actual HC workers not only insurance company jobs though.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:38:51pm

re: #208 b.d. (bill d.)

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His hair dye color is going up a notch.

He’s under soooo much stress.

Although I think the stupidity, sociopathy & sundowning is prob saving him.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:39:49pm

re: #210 The Vicious Babushka

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Bullshit.

Ask the clerks at Motel 6 & some rando racist in college.

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Jack Burton  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:40:04pm

re: #222 Amory Blaine

We agree the jobs are made up and unnecessary. The 20% number includes actual HC workers not only insurance company jobs though.

Yes, I’m not sure what the actual numbers are but many HC workers work for HMOs which will be shut down too.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:42:04pm

re: #214 The Vicious Babushka

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So, if he’s driving 80, the kids in the car get tickets too?

Idiot hater.

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electrotek  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:44:21pm

Oklahoma defending Western values yet again:

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Amory Blaine  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:44:35pm

Look, I know pushing millions of pencil pushers out of work “all at once” would be “bad”. These are not unskilled workers by and large as insurance companies want to hire the best to squeeze as much cash out of their customers as possible. A phase out would no doubt be part of any move towards universal health care.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:46:47pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:48:05pm

put the ex insurance guys to work administering the vastly expanded medicare-for-all as it intakes many tens of millions of new accounts

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MsJ  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:50:14pm
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freetoken  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:51:00pm

re: #231 MsJ

Because it’s mostly a personality cult based on TV shows.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:52:47pm

re: #228 Amory Blaine

Look, I know pushing millions of pencil pushers out of work “all at once” would be “bad”. These are not unskilled workers by and large as insurance companies want to hire the best to squeeze as much cash out of their customers as possible. A phase out would no doubt be part of any move towards universal health care.

I don’t think that it’s the middle-tier schlubs that should be pushed out when the CEO makes $66 million/yr.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:54:06pm

chapter XVII of “Why Trump Failed”, wherein breitbart discovers that it doesn’t have 2% of the influence it thought it did

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meteor  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:54:30pm

re: #76 Blind Frog Belly White

That is bullshit. Proven on literally the first page.

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FormerDirtDart  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:54:56pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:55:01pm

Chuck tells Mitch to his face live on CSpan that Trump likes him better. LOL

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Jack Burton  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:55:58pm

re: #230 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

put the ex insurance guys to work administering the vastly expanded medicare-for-all as it intakes many tens of millions of new accounts

“Mr Ex Kaiser Employee in Los Angeles?”
“Yes”
“We have a job for you, but you have to pack up all your shit, displace your family, and move to Washington DC.”
“Where do I sign!”

Yeah that will go over well.

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meteor  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:56:22pm

re: #215 b.d. (bill d.)

O hai WTF

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:57:31pm

re: #204 b.d. (bill d.)

“Trump supporters were spat on, beaten, harassed, received death threats and were called Nazis for two years, only to get amnesty.”

Where? On which planet? They’re always the victims aren’t they?

This is the reality:
patheos.com

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b.d. (bill d.)  Sep 14, 2017 • 4:59:12pm

re: #240 Patricia Kayden

That’s good, thanks

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BeachDem  Sep 14, 2017 • 5:03:29pm

re: #226 Stanley Sea

So, if he’s driving 80, the kids in the car get tickets too?

Idiot hater.

Idiot hater…South Carolina GOP. Potato…potahto.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Sep 14, 2017 • 5:04:31pm

re: #227 electrotek

Oklahoma defending Western values yet again:

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This is disgusting, the skinny kid didn’t have a chance. I could mop the pavement with that lard-ass redneck, even at age 68. Based on my law enforcement experience, the average fat yokel over-estimates his fighting ability by a factor of 10 and overstates it by a factor of 100. If you do beat the shit out of one of them, though, he suddenly becomes the helpless victim and there is a fair chance the yokel cops will take his side.

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sagehen  Sep 14, 2017 • 5:05:48pm

re: #238 Jack Burton

“Mr Ex Kaiser Employee in Los Angeles?”
“Yes”
“We have a job for you, but you have to pack up all your shit, displace your family, and move to Washington DC.”
“Where do I sign!”

Yeah that will go over well.

Social Security has regional offices in all the big cities; so does the VA. No reason an expanded Medicare wouldn’t also.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 14, 2017 • 5:16:00pm

re: #227 electrotek

Heh. Of course the video starts right before fists are thrown. I have no doubt those bikers were the ones being assholes on the road. I see it all the time here in Chicago on the highways. Groups of them swerving in between cars often at over 100 miles an hour.


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