Riveting Video: Jimmy Kimmel’s Emotional Statement on the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

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After the tragedy in Jimmy’s hometown of Las Vegas, he sends love to everyone affected, talks about the major gun violence problem we have in this country, calls out the senators who are in the pocket of the NRA, and asks for common sense and action from our elected officials to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:41:22am

Our country is so fortunate that the Jimmy Kimmel’s of the world are not afraid to speak up and out against the insanity of this failed administration and of the important political and moral issues of the day.

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Skip Intro  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:41:59am
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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:42:26am

Kimmel is the man.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:43:42am

As I downstairs: What does it say about us when late night comedians have to act as our nations conscience?

Not politicians, not the media, not business leaders.

Comedians.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:45:41am

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

As I downstairs: What does it say about us when late night comedians have to act as our nations conscience?

Not politicians, not the media, not business leaders.

Comedians.

Hurr hurr leave the gun laws to the experts not talk show hosts celebrities but RESPECT TRUMP MAGA!!!!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:45:43am
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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:46:33am

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

As I downstairs: What does it say about us when late night comedians have to act as our nations conscience?

Not politicians, not the media, not business leaders.

Comedians.

It’s because decades of dumbing down the populace have left us with children in major political offices, a complicit media obsessed with ad revenue, and business leaders who are playing both to further line their pockets.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:46:50am
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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:47:31am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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Translation: “The money we’re spending on you people is totally hurting our plans to cram trillions in tax dollars into the pockets of the .01%.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:48:17am

re: #8 jaunte

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Pence knows if he’s loyal to Trump, the GOP base will support him.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:48:48am
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:49:57am

re: #8 jaunte

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The Hatch Act? What’s that?

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:52:47am

re: #12 Anymouse 🌹

Well, reading into it, the law doesn’t apply to the President or Vice-President.

So I guess it’s okay for the VP to threaten purges in his own party.

I wonder how many will tell him to ship off.

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bratwurst  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:52:58am

Ha!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:53:03am

re: #2 Skip Intro

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@ElNuevoDia @realDonaldTrump Throwing things as if Puerto Ricans are animals! A$$!

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b.d. (bill d.)  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:54:05am

re: #14 bratwurst

Ha!

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But didn’t Price resign!?!?!

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:54:10am

re: #8 jaunte

Great scoop by @AndrewRestuccia & @MatthewNussbaum: Pence chief urging a “purge” of noncompliant Republicans >

— Alex Burns

Obama is so divisive and partisan.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:54:44am

“We need diesel fuel, manpower to clear roads, infrastructure repair.”

“Paper towels! You got it!”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:55:26am

re: #14 bratwurst

Ha!

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Ryan is a crook.

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BeachDem  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:56:00am

re: #8 jaunte

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And Pence’s chief of staff looks exactly what you’d think Pence’s chief of staff would look like.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:56:40am

re: #18 jaunte

“We need diesel fuel, manpower to clear roads, infrastructure repair.”

“Paper towels! You got it!”

Better than Play-Doh, I guess

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 11:59:56am

“Edmisten threatened the arresting officer and lunged toward investigators who tried to question him after he was taken to a detention center.”

The copycats are lining up and rarin’ to go.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:00:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:01:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:01:46pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

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But Trump is pro LGBT.///

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:02:07pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The word is insensitive pricks.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:02:22pm

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

“What have you got to lose?”

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:03:22pm
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lawhawk  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:05:08pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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Decatur Deb  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:05:19pm

re: #22 jaunte

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“Edmisten threatened the arresting officer and lunged toward investigators who tried to question him after he was taken to a detention center.”

The copycats are lining up and rarin’ to go.

And he lived. Lucky he didn’t have a BB gun.

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calochortus  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:06:45pm

re: #18 jaunte

“We need diesel fuel, manpower to clear roads, infrastructure repair.”

“Paper towels! You got it!”

Muppet Caper Paper towels 1

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:06:47pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:07:41pm

re: #29 lawhawk

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Trump says this at the same time his Budget Director is saying we need to run new federal budget deficits to fund Trump’s massive tax cuts for the rich.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:08:35pm
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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:10:03pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump and the The Miracle of the Canned Chicken.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:10:19pm
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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:11:25pm
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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:11:49pm

He won’t take responsibility for fixing anything.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:11:57pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“….entered a multi-purpose room to cheers inside the Cavalry Chapel.”

JFC, does NO ONE know how to spell?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:12:25pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

Add a Muslim or Illegal Immigrant or Democrat to the story and they’d be a lot more emotional, believe me.

Terrible story can’t do anything about it can’t legislate morality and YOU WHINY UPPITY NFL PLAYERS BETTER STAND FOR THE ANTHEM AND FOR THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND FLAG OR I’M TEARING UP MY SEASON TICKETS!

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Decatur Deb  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:12:48pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

“….entered a multi-purpose room to cheers inside the Cavalry Chapel.”

JFC, does NO ONE know how to spell?

Re-purposed stable.

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calochortus  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:12:50pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

“….entered a multi-purpose room to cheers inside the Cavalry Chapel.”

JFC, does NO ONE know how to spell?

No. Education is a liberal elite plot to confuse our children.

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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:12:59pm
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lawhawk  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:13:10pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

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lawhawk  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:13:41pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trumpworld. They don’t need no stinkeen’ copy editors.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:13:59pm

re: #37 jaunte

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Good God.

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calochortus  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:14:19pm

re: #44 lawhawk

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Did they have to dance before he threw the paper towels to them?

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Dr. Matt  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:14:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:15:01pm

re: #44 lawhawk

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I’m askeert to even imagine what he’ll throw at people in Vegas tomorrow…

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:16:01pm

re: #37 jaunte

Translation: MAGA doesn’t include this shty island.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:16:02pm

re: #15 Backwoods_Sleuth

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NONE of the people in that room were needy.

It was a disgusting photo op.

He held up a mini flashlight, “who needs one of these?”

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:16:35pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

Good God.

“The country was a mess before I got here. Carnage! Did you expect me to make it better?”

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:16:43pm

re: #51 Stanley Sea

NONE of the people in that room were needy.

It was a disgusting photo op.

He held up a mini flashlight, “who needs one of these?”

“Got some playdo here, who’d like some of that? Got some Trump Steaks here, too.”

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Decatur Deb  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:16:53pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m askeert to even imagine what he’ll throw at people in Vegas tomorrow…

Comped room keys.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:18:45pm
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BeachDem  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:19:55pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

“….entered a multi-purpose room to cheers inside the Cavalry Chapel.”

JFC, does NO ONE know how to spell?

It was wrong on their readout from yesterday as well—and was pointed out—and is still wrong.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:20:49pm

re: #55 jaunte

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He’s such a jackass.

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Skip Intro  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:21:49pm

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lawhawk  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:22:05pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:23:24pm

Goes to PR to a staged photo-op in a closed building, hands out staged supplies to people who don’t need it, and won’t step his sorry ass out the doors.

Say what you will about Dubya, he actually went out and talked to the people of NOLA, listened to their stories, and offered words of comfort. This prick sees a natural disaster as only one thing: An opportunity for more free press.

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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:23:24pm

re: #55 jaunte

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nines09  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:23:27pm

re: #11 jaunte

At what point will Trump ride a chopper over an adoring crowd and piss on them to cheers?

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BeachDem  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:23:48pm

Compassionate conservatives.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:24:04pm

re: #48 Dr. Matt

That jacket is just all wrong. At least two sizes too big, and not even appropriate for the occasion.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:24:34pm

Meanwhile jackass is throwing paper towels.

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:24:39pm

tr*mp really needs to go to Hell. Go directly to Hell, do not pass Go, do not collect $200.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:25:20pm

re: #60 Targetpractice

Goes to PR to a staged photo-op in a closed building, hands out staged supplies to people who don’t need it, and won’t step his sorry ass out the doors.

Say what you will about Dubya, he actually went out and talked to the people of NOLA, listened to their stories, and offered words of comfort. This prick sees a natural disaster as only one thing: An opportunity for more free press.

I think W was bad in many ways but never malicious at least to his own people.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:25:59pm

re: #66 EPR-radar

tr*mp really needs to go to Hell. Go directly to Hell, do not pass Go, do not collect $200.

He needs to get a one way trip to ADA Florence.

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lawhawk  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:28:23pm

re: #67 HappyWarrior

Dubya had a modicum of empathy. Laura too.

Trump has none. Melania is useless as an influence. No one in Trump’s sphere cares about empathy. It’s all about what benefits Trump personally.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:28:43pm

re: #63 BeachDem

Compassionate conservatives.

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No money for hurricane relief; there are billionaires in need of tax cuts!

p.s. I didn’t notice that he was callously talking about the victims of the Las Vegas shooting instead of the victims of Hurricane Maria.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:29:44pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

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But they get emotional when NFL players take the knee. Funny that.

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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:29:45pm

re: #63 BeachDem

Compassionate conservatives.

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Translation: “Your only proper response to events like these are to arm yourselves and live in fear that one day you’ll have to shoot another person to protect yourself.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:30:24pm

re: #69 lawhawk

Dubya had a modicum of empathy. Laura too.

Trump has none. Melania is useless as an influence. No one in Trump’s sphere cares about empathy. It’s all about what benefits Trump personally.

I liked Laura. Didn’t like W as a President but I felt he was capable of human decency and unlike Trump didn’t make tragedies about himself.

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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:31:07pm
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:31:35pm

re: #63 BeachDem

Get so small that bullets can’t hit you. Wow. They are really that dumb.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:31:52pm

re: #64 wheat-dogg

That jacket is just all wrong. At least two sizes too big, and not even appropriate for the occasion.

It hides his pendulous gut.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:32:01pm

Mayor of PR just described potus talk as Alice in Wonderland.

She’s badass

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:33:15pm

re: #77 Stanley Sea

Mayor of PR just described potus talk as Alice in Wonderland.

She’s badass

She’s not afraid of him or his bullshit. Watch wingnut media who loves to claim we’re too “PC” as a society whine at her for being politically incorrect in how she feels about Trump.

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BeachDem  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:33:41pm

He again praised officials for doing “a fantastic job,” as residents showed him the storm’s damage to their homes, pointing out broken windows and power outages.

“We’re going to help you out,” he told them. “Have a good time.”

Have a good time?? WTF is wrong with him? (Rhetorical question)

And why the fuck does Melon go on all of these trips? And why does she have to change clothes en route? And what is up with her idiotic hats?

I know—I’m sweating the small stuff, but I can’t help it—they both disgust me to the core of my being.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:34:25pm

re: #44 lawhawk

Yum!! Paper towels are so delicious!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:35:08pm

re: #79 BeachDem

He again praised officials for doing “a fantastic job,” as residents showed him the storm’s damage to their homes, pointing out broken windows and power outages.

“We’re going to help you out,” he told them. “Have a good time.”

Have a good time?? WTF is wrong with him? (Rhetorical question)

And why the fuck does Melon go on all of these trips? And why does she have to change clothes en route? And what is up with her idiotic hats?

I know—I’m sweating the small stuff, but I can’t help it—they both disgust me to the core of my being.

YEah he says that a lot. “Have a good time?” FFS you idiot, they’re not going to a concert, they’re people who have been affected by a natural disaster.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:35:14pm

re: #79 BeachDem

Both of them are just going to look at the pictures and think to themselves “I look good in that one.” They won’t read the text, because they don’t care.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:37:02pm

re: #63 BeachDem

Compassionate conservatives.

Such Freedom much Liberty

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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:37:18pm

re: #79 BeachDem

He again praised officials for doing “a fantastic job,” as residents showed him the storm’s damage to their homes, pointing out broken windows and power outages.

“We’re going to help you out,” he told them. “Have a good time.”

Have a good time?? WTF is wrong with him? (Rhetorical question)

And why the fuck does Melon go on all of these trips? And why does she have to change clothes en route? And what is up with her idiotic hats?

I know—I’m sweating the small stuff, but I can’t help it—they both disgust me to the core of my being.

He’s treating it like a damned potluck dinner or picnic, that he’s not there to provide support or comfort to these people, he’s just there to make appearances before he disappears back into AF1 to scrub his hands while complaining that he had to touch a peasant.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:37:37pm

Have a good Time!

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:37:49pm

re: #81 HappyWarrior

YEah he says that a lot. “Have a good time?” FFS you idiot, they’re not going to a concert, they’re people who have been affected by a natural disaster.

I sometimes wonder if Trump thinks he is playing the President on TV and this is his studio audience.

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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:38:38pm

I’ve seen more empathy and caring from Mitt Romney than I have from Donald Trump.

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jaunte  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:40:25pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:42:05pm

re: #72 Targetpractice

Translation: “Your only proper response to events like these are to arm yourselves and live in fear that one day you’ll have to shoot another person to protect yourself.”

True-believing gun nuts don’t fear the day they end up shooting someone else. They look forward to it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:42:48pm

re: #87 Targetpractice

I’ve seen more empathy and caring from Mitt Romney than I have from Donald Trump.

And that’s saying something.

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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:44:51pm

re: #89 EPR-radar

True-believing gun nuts don’t fear the day they end up shooting someone else. They look forward to it.

“I bet if I’d been there, I’d have known to rush up 32 floors, kick that specific door open, and kill him with a single shot from my trusty Colt M1911A1 with the laser sight and pearl grips before he knew what was happening! I’d have saved all those lives!”

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:46:13pm

re: #91 Targetpractice

“I bet if I’d been there, I’d have known to rush up 32 floors, kick that specific door open, and kill him with a single shot from my trusty Colt M1911A1 with the laser sight and pearl grips before he knew what was happening! I’d have saved all those lives!”

They all think they’re Dirty Harry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:47:02pm

re: #91 Targetpractice

“I bet if I’d been there, I’d have known to rush up 32 floors, kick that specific door open, and kill him with a single shot from my trusty Colt M1911A1 with the laser sight and pearl grips before he knew what was happening! I’d have saved all those lives!”

Stop channeling Hannity’s fantasy life…it could be dangerous for your mental health…

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:47:20pm

re: #25 HappyWarrior

But Trump is pro LGBT.///

And Ivanka is such a huge ally to the LGBT community.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:48:05pm

re: #94 Patricia Kayden

And Ivanka is such a huge ally to the LGBT community.

So much that she never objects to their anti-LGBT policies heh.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:49:02pm
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:49:19pm

re: #88 jaunte

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Unfortunately, Trump probably didn’t hear a word she said to him. He only cares about women to whom he is physically attracted. Like his daughter.

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:50:25pm

re: #63 BeachDem

Compassionate conservatives.

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I think it reasonable to assume that a major part of American gun nuttery is that many gun nuts are sexually aroused by violence and their weapons, and find it difficult to get it going any other way.

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Interesting Times  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:51:07pm

re: #98 EPR-radar

I think it reasonable to assume that a major part of American gun nuttery is that many gun nuts are sexually aroused by violence and their weapons, and find it difficult to get it going any other way.

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lawhawk  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:51:32pm

After 9/11, the entire US govt reoriented itself to face the threat. Reorganized the US govt, enacted the Patriot Act, and set about doing all kinds of actions domestically and overseas.

Since 9/11, there have been far more killed in gun violence than Americans killed on 9/11 (or 9/11 plus the first responders who succumbed to their injuries/ailments), and the GOP response has been…

*crickets*

Only when the perpetrator is a terrorist of the right physical persuasion will the GOP move heaven and earth, but they do nothing when the violence/carnage is the background noise that they think is music to their ears.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:52:07pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:54:29pm

re: #99 Interesting Times

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And the kid is wearing a shirt that says SNAFU

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:55:56pm

re: #100 lawhawk

They won’t stop white men from having guns. When non-white men kill, they don’t go after the guns. If they stop white men from having guns, then how will white men dominate?

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:57:00pm

re: #100 lawhawk

GOP attitudes to gun deaths in America are worse than just depraved indifference. So far, having ridiculously common mass shooting incidents in the US has been politically favorable for the GOP, so they are presently doing all that they can to increase the frequency of massacres.

For example, there is no other credible explanation for the rollback of Obama-era restrictions on unstable people having access to guns they did early this year.

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lawhawk  Oct 3, 2017 • 12:58:14pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:02:56pm

re: #100 lawhawk

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Only when the perpetrator is a terrorist of the right physical persuasion will the GOP move heaven and earth, but they do nothing when the violence/carnage is the background noise that they think is music to their ears.

We live in a country where the biggest concern during “Fast & Furious” was that a border patrol agent was killed and not that the agents involved had recorded hundreds of straw purchases that the local and state prosecutors would not touch due to the slip-shod fashion in which this nation regulates firearms. Or that the “whistleblower” they championed had initiated the only illegal sale during the investigation in order to spite his superiors, lost track of the guns after the sale, and then “blew the whistle” to save his own ass after one of the guns turned up at the border agent’s murder.

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lawhawk  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:03:36pm

It’s clear that Trump failed Puerto Rico, and that FEMA is signaling that they hope to get 25% of Puerto Rico back on the grid in a month is a sign that they severely underestimated the problems and lack the means to restore power faster (insufficient utilities crews on the island, rebuilding from scratch, lack of equipment, etc.)

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lawhawk  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:04:39pm

re: #104 EPR-radar

Depraved indifference is Trump’s entire approach to the general welfare of everyone but the rich. It’s his worldview in a nutshell.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:04:40pm

re: #65 jaunte

Puerto Rico hasn’t updated the Hurricane Maria death toll in 6 days
The outdated death count is a sign the government is broken.

Just doing their job of not making Trump look bad.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:05:40pm

re: #96 Charles Johnson

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Will Trump slap “Mad Dog” down in a tweet like he does Tillerson?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:08:06pm

re: #110 Big Beautiful Door

Will Trump slap “Mad Dog” down in a tweet like he does Tillerson?

I doubt it. He knows Mattis eats pieces shit like him for breakfast.

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austin_blue  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:08:16pm

re: #87 Targetpractice

I’ve seen more empathy and caring from Mitt Romney than I have from Donald Trump.

I’ve seen more empathy from a milk carton than from Drumpf.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:08:30pm

re: #107 lawhawk

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It’s clear that Trump failed Puerto Rico, and that FEMA is signaling that they hope to get 25% of Puerto Rico back on the grid in a month is a sign that they severely underestimated the problems and lack the means to restore power faster (insufficient utilities crews on the island, rebuilding from scratch, lack of equipment, etc.)

Ah behold the power of no expectations.

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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:10:40pm

This administration keeps wanting to have it both ways, one day insisting that the damage wasn’t that bad and the recovery is being bogged down by deliberate acts, then the next day whining that the slow progress is due to the devastation the island has suffered.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:10:46pm

Tropical rain in Austin. Think I’ll step outside for a quick shower.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:12:52pm
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sagehen  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:13:00pm

re: #111 Dr. Matt

Foo Fighters With Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
London O2 Arena 19 September 2017

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Video

Yeah, they went there…..

okay, that’s just mean.

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sagehen  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:13:59pm

re: #110 Big Beautiful Door

Will Trump slap “Mad Dog” down in a tweet like he does Tillerson?

He can’t fire Mattis or Kelly; he can’t afford for them to be able to call in the cameras and tell us what they really think.

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austin_blue  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:14:38pm

re: #116 Dave In Austin

Tropical rain in Austin. Think I’ll step outside for a quick shower.

Nice, isn’t it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:15:46pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:15:58pm

re: #108 lawhawk

Depraved indifference is Trump’s entire approach to the general welfare of everyone but the rich. It’s his worldview in a nutshell.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:16:35pm

re: #115 Targetpractice

This administration keeps wanting to have it both ways, one day insisting that the damage wasn’t that bad and the recovery is being bogged down by deliberate acts, then the next day whining that the slow progress is due to the devastation the island has suffered.

or claiming that PR was a complete piece of crap before the hurricanes even hit.

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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:17:12pm

re: #117 FormerDirtDart

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It’s sad that the best that can be said is “Better late than never.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:17:45pm

He’s literally the worst President we ever had and as someone who prides himself as being mindful of history, I don’t say that lightly.

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wrenchwench  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:18:38pm

re: #117 FormerDirtDart

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If I am not mistaken, the flag on there is half-mast for Las Vegas, not Puerto Rico.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:19:58pm
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sagehen  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:20:18pm

re: #117 FormerDirtDart

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it took another 5 days for the White House to give that order.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:20:35pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:22:09pm

re: #128 sagehen

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it took another 5 days for the White House to give that order.

She gets it. It’s why she should be President.

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Skip Intro  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:22:23pm

Trump’s Puerto Rico event was way worse than his tweets

cnn.com

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:25:54pm

re: #131 Skip Intro

Trump’s Puerto Rico event was way worse than his tweets

cnn.com

When even that hack Cilizza says the event was a shitshow…

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:27:10pm

re: #131 Skip Intro

Trump’s Puerto Rico event was way worse than his tweets

cnn.com

Cillizza for once finding the nail and hitting it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:32:06pm

re: #131 Skip Intro

Trump’s Puerto Rico event was way worse than his tweets

cnn.com

This is Trump off the telemprompter. Twitter Trump. Trump’s real personality — when words are not being carefully selected for him.
Trump knew — because everyone wrote about it and TV talked about it relentlessly — that the big question today in Puerto Rico was whether he could show some actual empathy, some human kindness to people he didn’t know but who were still his constituents.
And, even knowing that, Trump delivered a navel-gazing, self-championing, victimhood-seeking speech that reeked of tone-deafness and out-of-touch-ism.
Even for this President, who has redefined presidential — and not for the better — this is a truly remarkable low.
But he wasn’t done.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:35:59pm
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Dr. Matt  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:36:37pm

re: #131 Skip Intro

Trump’s Puerto Rico event was way worse than his tweets

cnn.com

He is such an imbecile. How completely embarrassing. How can any deplorable/supporter listen to that and feel any pride in their choice for potus?

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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:36:45pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:37:13pm
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Ace-o-aces  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:37:22pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:38:52pm

re: #138 Charles Johnson

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He said it was damaged before the storm, not his prob.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:40:20pm

re: #134 Backwoods_Sleuth

* “She was saying such nice things about all of the people who have worked so hard. Jenniffer, do you think you can say a little bit about what you said about us?”

Trump is referring here to Puerto Rico Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, who he says he “watched’ (on TV of course) say nice things about how Trump and his administration handled the hurricane. After Gonzalez-Colon finished praising Trump, the president added: “We saw those comments and everyone saw those comments.

good dog…..

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:41:26pm

re: #133 wheat-dogg

Cillizza for once finding the nail and hitting it.

Even the usual media slobberers have had enough.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:42:01pm

re: #137 Stanley Sea

Dana’s a he. Not talking about Dana.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:44:12pm

re: #141 Sir John Barron

good dog…..

Jenniffer must have made those comments on Fox because I never saw/heard any comments complimenting Trump, other those from the yam himself.

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:45:03pm

re: #136 Dr. Matt

He is such an imbecile. How completely embarrassing. How can any deplorable/supporter listen to that and feel any pride in their choice for potus?

Because tr*mp really is their God-Emperor. The main reason deplorables are deplorable is total lack of empathy. They like seeing that same deficiency in tr*mp. Ditto for all the rest of tr*mp’s innumerable character defects.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:45:05pm

re: #141 Sir John Barron

good dog…..

“Jenniffer, do you think you can say a little bit about what you said about us?”

Jesus Hare Krishna. “Tell everyone how great I am!”

This reminds me of a bit from a comedy years ago, where someone self-obsessed is on a date, and starts out by blathering about herself for minutes, then says,

“But enough about me. Let’s talk about you! What do you think of me?”

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:47:40pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jenniffer must have made those comments on Fox because I never saw/heard any comments complimenting Trump, other those from the yam himself.

Faux is doing its part by filtering out any unflattering words about Orange Overlord.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:47:45pm

*thud*

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BlueSpotinAL  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:47:58pm

Charles Pierce’s take on the latest shitshow :

“Jesus H. Christ on a dome of high pressure, somebody get the hook.

Too late.”

at esquire.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:48:18pm

re: #143 Belafon

Dana’s a he. Not talking about Dana.

There is no Dana. Only Zuul!

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Sir John Barron  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:48:21pm

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

But here is our anti-abortion legislation and our 89th Obamacare repeal.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:48:23pm

re: #22 jaunte

Threatened officers? Lunges at them? Taken alive? Gee…

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:51:45pm

Sometimes, with the help of LGF, I make my own tweets.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:56:33pm

thread starts with this one:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:57:58pm

JFC:

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:58:02pm
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freetoken  Oct 3, 2017 • 1:59:50pm

So much winning.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:01:05pm

re: #157 freetoken

So much winning.

and the yam was correct…I’m already tired of it…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:02:01pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:04:11pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC:

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I FUCKING HATE DONALD TRUMP.

I’m going to keep posting this every day because it makes me feel better to get it out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:04:45pm

yep. I was watching the twitter feeds going all out.
my fave was “omg! she’s in a disaster area and she’s wearing a suit and stilettos when she meets the glorious golden yam!”
(ok, i made up that ‘glorious golden yam’ part…)

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:05:31pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC:

This sounds like something to call reps about.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:08:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:09:55pm
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freetoken  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:10:19pm

re: #163 FormerDirtDart

It’s hard to believe any action/informatoin I send online is secure.

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Kilroy was here  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:10:24pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC:

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Trump denies Puerto Rico request to let hurricane victims use food stamps for prepared hot meals
But it gets waved for Florida and Texas
Yah.. he really hates brown people..
usda.gov
nacsonline.com

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:10:54pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why? Speechless.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:11:47pm

It’s really simple: the GOP caucus in the House and Senate exists to provide Trump with ‘victories’ he can tout, bills he can sign with a flourish, and unending praise for his leadership, all without him having to expend any effort.

They haven’t been doing enough to make Trump look good. That is unforgivable.

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Kilroy was here  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:12:23pm

...

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:13:07pm

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

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Never the right time for gun reform or Black protests. Got it.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:14:19pm

I’m gonna lay on the couch and watch an episode of T.J. Hooker

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:14:21pm

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:14:57pm

Regarding the Las Vegas incident. I didn’t think a bump stock would work with a tripod, too much added mass to get enough recoil to move the gun and reset the trigger. Is there any news that Paddock had modified the guns for full auto (meaning receivers, sears and trigger groups) or did he really just use bump stocks to get the same effect?

Either way they’re a horribly irresponsible product and there’s no reason for them to be legal. I’d wondered how long it would be before one was used in a mass shooting incident, and Las Vegas just proved their capacity to maximize carnage.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:18:48pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Premature my ass. You’re afraid of the NRA.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:19:28pm

re: #173 goddamnedfrank

Regarding the Las Vegas incident. I didn’t think a bump stock would work with a tripod, too much added mass to get enough recoil to move the gun and reset the trigger. Is there any news that Paddock had modified the guns for full auto (meaning receivers, sears and trigger groups) or did he really just use bump stocks to get the same effect?

Either way they’re a horribly irresponsible product and there’s no reason for them to be legal. I’d wondered how long it would be before one was used in a mass shooting incident, and Las Vegas just proved their capacity to maximize carnage.

gfd, didn’t you post something last night from a vendor who sold the parts to convert an AR15 to full auto, but basically said, “But don’t use these! That’d be illegal! *wink,wink*”?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:20:18pm
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Romantic Heretic  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:21:00pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

It demonstrates John Ralston Saul’s point that, “Comedy is the least controllable form of language and therefore the most threatening to people in power.”

There are no comedians in authoritarian governments, or at least not for long.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:22:31pm

re: #125 HappyWarrior

He’s literally the worst President we ever had and as someone who prides himself as being mindful of history, I don’t say that lightly.

By far, in my lifetime. That’s not even debatable. I wish Republicans would suffer because of him but I doubt it. Their voters are hanging in there for the most part.

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Romantic Heretic  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:23:28pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Mr. Trump? (No way I am calling you President.) Fuck you with a lit stick of dynamite and without lube.

And with that, off for dinner. Bad night. Too tired to cook. Hoping my local pub has that nice Oktoberfest ale on tap.

Later lizards.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:24:21pm

I seem to remember hearing a clip of Trump last year during the campaign, an old tape of him yucking it up on the Howard Stern show, when Howard asked when was the last time he cried. And Trump said he didn’t remember. So Howard asked what would make him cry. Trump says he doesn’t know. Howard asked, “if Melania was in a car accident, would you cry?” And Trump said, “I don’t know, maybe if she was hurt in the boobs.”

I might not be remembering this correctly, but a lot of shit was said on the Howard Stern show.

I don’t believe Trump has ever cried about anything, and if Melania was shot in the boobs he wouldn’t cry either. But he would yell at her for getting her boobs all shot up.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:25:36pm

re: #105 lawhawk

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Can you imagine if President Obama or VP Biden had made such an assertion? This is not normal.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:26:48pm

re: #175 Blind Frog Belly White

gfd, didn’t you post something last night from a vendor who sold the parts to convert an AR15 to full auto, but basically said, “But don’t use these! That’d be illegal! *wink,wink*”?

Yes, and that’s deeply fucked up too but so far I haven’t seen any info that Paddock did this work. And it is work, even with a jig it takes some machining skill and a mill to modify the receiver and then you’d still need an auto sear, auto selector switch and a auto trigger group. Bump stocks are far more insidious because you can just mail order them in most States* and with a little practice you largely get the same effect.

* California made bump stocks and other “multi-burst trigger activators” illegal to manufacture, use, import, sell or possess in 2010.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:29:25pm

re: #173 goddamnedfrank

Regarding the Las Vegas incident. I didn’t think a bump stock would work with a tripod, too much added mass to get enough recoil to move the gun and reset the trigger. Is there any news that Paddock had modified the guns for full auto (meaning receivers, sears and trigger groups) or did he really just use bump stocks to get the same effect?

Either way they’re a horribly irresponsible product and there’s no reason for them to be legal. I’d wondered how long it would be before one was used in a mass shooting incident, and Las Vegas just proved their capacity to maximize carnage.

The people I’ve talked to around here think the sound of the gun fits something like a bump stock rather than full auto.

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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:30:05pm
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Nyet  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:31:50pm

re: #4 Eclectic Cyborg

As I downstairs: What does it say about us when late night comedians have to act as our nations conscience?

Not politicians, not the media, not business leaders.

Comedians.

Jokers telling the bitter truth is an ancient thing.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:32:04pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:35:01pm

re: #182 goddamnedfrank

Yes, and that’s deeply fucked up too but so far I haven’t seen any info that Paddock did this work. And it is work, even with a jig it takes some machining skill and a mill to modify the receiver and then you’d still need an auto sear, auto selector switch and a auto trigger group. Bump stocks are far more insidious because you can just mail order them in most States* and with a little practice you largely get the same effect.

* California made bump stocks and other “multi-burst trigger activators” illegal to manufacture, use, import, sell or possess in 2010.

I still cannot grasp how it’s legal to sell something, the ONLY POSSIBLE USE for which is to make an illegal weapon, with the fig leaf of telling buyers that it’s illegal to actually use the parts you just bought.

It’s like Prisoner 777 in ‘Invader Zim’, when Zim asks him for the plans for the schematics for the Massive:

“That would be wrong! It’d infuriate the armada!

“I helped design that ship, you know. (*Beat*) Here you go!”

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:37:07pm

re: #172 Backwoods_Sleuth

If McConnell doesn’t want to consider legislative solutions to gun violence in the US, fine.

Staking McConnell and Wayne LaPierre out on anthills is a perfectly reasonable alternative to legislative solutions. Scorpion pits may also be useful.

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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:37:33pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

Speaking of which…

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:37:54pm
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Nyet  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:38:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:39:10pm

re: #189 Kragar

Speaking of which…

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Oh yes voters love how Trump treated them. This guy’s an even bigger hack than Lumpy or Mitchell.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:39:38pm

re: #191 Nyet

CT videos are already out.

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That didn’t take long. FFS there’s a fucking conspiracy theory industry it feels like.

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:40:30pm

re: #189 Kragar

I have never seen a more efficient demonstration of being fractally wrong.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:40:34pm

re: #189 Kragar

Speaking of which…

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I read things like that, and I really wonder whether the guy writing them believes them. I mean, even Chris Fucking Cillizza couldn’t find a way to ‘Both Sides’ out of The Horror That Is Trump after today’s Fiesta of Tone Deaf Narcissism.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:40:38pm

re: #193 HappyWarrior

That didn’t take long. FFS there’s a fucking conspiracy theory industry it feels like.

I wonder how many of them are Russian.

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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:40:43pm

re: #193 HappyWarrior

I hear its based out of Russia…

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:42:02pm

re: #192 HappyWarrior

Oh yes voters love how Trump treated them. This guy’s an even bigger hack than Lumpy or Mitchell.

Not to mention that there is no such thing as a tr*mp voter in PR.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:42:38pm

re: #196 Belafon

I wonder how many of them are Russian.

That was my thought as well.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:42:57pm

re: #197 Kragar

I hear its based out of Russia…

But Vlad’s our friend. //

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Nyet  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:43:08pm

re: #196 Belafon

re: #197 Kragar

If anything the US doesn’t need help with from Russia, it’s the conspiracists.

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Kragar  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:43:52pm

re: #201 Nyet

Exactly what you would expect them to say…
///

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:44:28pm

Sometimes people surprise you with their political views or if they have any. Guy I went to school with called out another guy I went to school for posting Tomi Lehren’s “commentary” on the shooting.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:44:58pm

re: #201 Nyet

If anything the US doesn’t need help with from Russia, it’s the conspiracists.

True that. I don’t think they made fueling the flames though.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:45:19pm

re: #201 Nyet

If anything the US doesn’t need help with from Russia, it’s the conspiracists.

Doesn’t mean they wouldn’t do it, considering the ROI they got from basically reprinting right and left wing talking points during the election.

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sagehen  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:45:50pm

re: #177 Romantic Heretic

It demonstrates John Ralston Saul’s point that, “Comedy is the least controllable form of language and therefore the most threatening to people in power.”

There are no comedians in authoritarian governments, or at least not for long.

e.g., Bassem Youssef, Yakov Smirnoff.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:46:28pm

re: #197 Kragar

I hear its based out of Russia…

I kinda figure that somewhere in Russia, there’s a Random Wingnut Name Generator, to name Facebook groups for gullible American wingnuts.

The first word has to be something like Liberty, Patriot, Freedom, Conservative, American, etc.

Then the second word has to be some noun that compliments it, like Tribune, Eagle, Soldier, Centurion, Patriot, Warrior, etc.

Of course, someone has to vet the output to avoid “The Patriot Patriot”, etc.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:47:50pm

re: #186 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:47:58pm

Did anyone see Breitbart Alex Marlow’s hot take. “Maybe you should hit the treadmill if you want to survive a shooting.” Yep lovely news outlet that the President gets his news from said that. I’d love to see that pathetic prick in a life and death situation like that. He’d probably shit himself just like Bannon does every day when he realizes what an utter peice of shit he is.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:48:41pm

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

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Aw come on. Aaron Eckhard’s not a bad looking dude and he’s not a Trumper as far as I know. You’re right though. They do look alike.

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sagehen  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:48:46pm

re: #189 Kragar

Speaking of which…

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Does he understand the “registered voters” of Puerto Rico can only vote in Puerto Rican elections? They don’t get to vote for President of the United States.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:49:28pm

re: #209 HappyWarrior

Did anyone see Breitbart Alex Marlow’s hot take. “Maybe you should hit the treadmill if you want to survive a shooting.” Yep lovely news outlet that the President gets his news from said that. I’d love to see that pathetic prick in a life and death situation like that. He’d probably shit himself just like Bannon does every day when he realizes what an utter peice of shit he is.

You too can outrun a bullet with my patented new training method, only $39.95. And there’s more. As a free gift, get my video, Kevlar Hard Abs.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:49:28pm

re: #207 Blind Frog Belly White

I kinda figure that somewhere in Russia, there’s a Random Wingnut Name Generator, to name Facebook groups for gullible American wingnuts.

The first word has to be something like Liberty, Patriot, Freedom, Conservative, American, etc.

Then the second word has to be some noun that compliments it, like Tribune, Eagle, Soldier, Centurion, Patriot, Warrior, etc.

Of course, someone has to vet the output to avoid “The Patriot Patriot”, etc.

You forgot Christian, Common Sense, Pro Israel, 2nd Amendment, etc.

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Amory Blaine  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:49:32pm

New Jennifer Rubin

If your political base is irrational, get a new base

I like this paragraph:

Now with the reins of power firmly in hand, the shell of a great national party finds itself at the whim of what amounts to a mob. The populist mob, amplified by the right-wing media, seeks contradictory things (repeal Obamacare, but don’t touch their health care) and remains mesmerized by a set of economic fables (e.g. immigrants steal jobs). Its political identity is warped by resentment of minorities, secular Americans and immigrants. The mob seeks emotional catharsis, not tangible, incremental change. Unsurprisingly, its political leaders are now virtually indistinguishable from the right-wing entertainers who for a couple decades fanned their white grievance. The core of Trump’s base is immovable because it is irrational; experience and evidence will not influence it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:50:16pm

re: #214 Amory Blaine

New Jennifer Rubin

If your political base is irrational, get a new base

I like this paragraph:

I can’t believe I’m saying this but Jennifer Rubin is spot on.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:50:42pm

re: #214 Amory Blaine

New Jennifer Rubin

If your political base is irrational, get a new base

I like this paragraph:

They only way they will learn is through pain.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:50:54pm

re: #208 The Vicious Babushka

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Hey, look! He’s lived long enough to see himself become the villain!*

*“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” - Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:51:29pm

re: #213 HappyWarrior

You forgot Christian, Common Sense, Pro Israel, 2nd Amendment, etc.

Hence ‘etc.’

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:51:35pm

re: #216 Belafon

They only way they will learn is through pain.

Which is why we need a landslide in 2020 to wipe not just Trump out but their majorities in Congress and the state legislatures too. They need to learn the hard way that they’re not the majority.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:52:13pm

re: #218 Blind Frog Belly White

Hence ‘etc.’

Sorry missed your etc. But yeah I imagine it’s like how you say it goes. Ooooh Christian Warrior! I got a good one!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 3, 2017 • 2:59:44pm

re: #220 HappyWarrior

Sorry missed your etc. But yeah I imagine it’s like how you say it goes. Ooooh Christian Warrior! I got a good one!

I block about 3 of those a week, that my wingnut cousin has liked, due to Facebook’s self-radicalizing algorithm.

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Skip Intro  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:03:18pm

re: #160 Eclectic Cyborg

I FUCKING HATE DONALD TRUMP.

I’m going to keep posting this every day because it makes me feel better to get it out.

+1000 updings.

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:04:36pm

re: #215 HappyWarrior

I can’t believe I’m saying this but Jennifer Rubin is spot on.

For the moment. However, I suspect that Jennifer Rubin still worships St. Reagan without having the slightest clue that Reagan made major contributions to nearly all of the perversions of tr*mpism.

If tr*mp is now wingnut Jesus, then Reagan was the corresponding John the Baptist.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:04:43pm

re: #221 Blind Frog Belly White

I block about 3 of those a week, that my wingnut cousin has liked, due to Facebook’s self-radicalizing algorithm.

Yeah I see a lot of stupid stuff that my conservative friends and family like too. Lotta ignorant people out there. One guy was even posting the often debunked “Democratic shooters list” that included the Virginia Tech shooter whom I’m not even sure was a U.C. citizen and if he was, we wouldn’t know his party registration since we don’t have that here in Va.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:05:38pm

re: #223 EPR-radar

For the moment. However, I suspect that Jennifer Rubin still worships St. Reagan without having the slightest clue that Reagan made major contributions to nearly all of the perversions of tr*mpism.

If tr*mp is now wingnut Jesus, then Reagan was the corresponding John the Baptist.

No doubt. And I agree. Reagan definitely deserves scorn for his indirect role in Trumpism. Reagan made plenty of childish insults at people too but more importantly did plenty of disasterous policies.

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Skip Intro  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:05:51pm

I wonder if tomorrow’s shitshow in Las Vegas will outdo the one today?

Stupid question. Of course it will.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:07:11pm

We should obviously put all single digit millionaires under surveillance and pressure chambers of commerce and the like to publicly disavow their violence. We should also deport those who are not citizens and stop admitting any as immigrants.

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gwangung  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:07:29pm

re: #224 HappyWarrior

Yeah I see a lot of stupid stuff that my conservative friends and family like too. Lotta ignorant people out there. One guy was even posting the often debunked “Democratic shooters list” that included the Virginia Tech shooter whom I’m not even sure was a U.C. citizen and if he was, we wouldn’t know his party registration since we don’t have that here in Va.

Yeah, a lot of them were insisting that the USNS Comfort couldn’t have been sent any earlier than it was because the hurricane was still there.

It escaped the lot of them that you cut orders NOW so the ship can be ready to get to Puerto Rico the minute the storm passes….

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:08:52pm

re: #228 gwangung

Yeah, a lot of them were insisting that the USNS Comfort couldn’t have been sent any earlier than it was because the hurricane was still there.

It escaped the lot of them that you cut orders NOW so the ship can be ready to get to Puerto Rico the minute the storm passes….

So many of our fellow Americans live in alternative realities man. It’s just mind boggling. I mean it’s one thing for me when it’s a stranger on Twitter but when a friend or family memebr, someone I thought intelligent enough to know better posts that crap, I just shake my head.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:10:14pm

Now as I said though, sometimes people do surprise you. Now I’ve always known my Dad’s older brother to be left of center like my Dad is, after all they had the same father who shaped them but man my Uncle really dislikes Trump. I feel bad for him though since a lot of his friends and golfing buds are big Trumpers.

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Jay C  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:13:20pm

re: #117 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Interesting: that picture of USNS Comfort in San Juan looks like it is tied up at a dock: I had thought Comfort was too big to dock anywhere in PR, and had to anchor offshore and have patients ferried out to it? At least that’s one of the excuses I saw floated as to why the ship hadn’t/couldn’t/shouldn’t be dispatched to the Caribbean ASAP.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:13:59pm

Lubbock’s Mr. Conservative isn’t fooled.

Facebook Post

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:14:03pm
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alloutofcrazyhere  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:15:34pm

re: #226 Skip Intro

Oh yay. I can’t wait for the Dumpster to show up. /s

Looks like I better figure out when he’s coming so I can plan my route around him accordingly.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:15:54pm

re: #232 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Lubbock’s Mr. Conservative isn’t fooled.

[Embedded content]

Is he fucking kidding? ISIS does this all the time.But way to get conned dumbass. You’re doing ISIS’s job for em.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:22:29pm

Let’s just say it is ISIS. Can we have some reasonable gun control to prevent ISIS from purchasing fucking machine guns and slaughtering people? That would be the next logical step.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:23:09pm

re: #236 I Would Prefer Not To

Let’s just say it is ISIS. Can we have some reasonable gun control to prevent ISIS from purchasing fucking machine guns and slaughtering people? That would be the next logical step.

No shit.

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Skip Intro  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:24:24pm

re: #234 alloutofcrazyhere

Oh yay. I can’t wait for the Dumpster to show up. /s

Looks like I better figure out when he’s coming so I can plan my route around him accordingly.

At least Natasha will be able to wear her high heels and won’t need that stupid cap. I expect Trump will spend a lot of time talking about golf courses and hotels.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:25:16pm

re: #238 Skip Intro

At least Natasha will be able to wear her high heels and won’t need that stupid cap. I expect Trump will spend a lot of time talking about golf courses and hotels.

Casinos. Can’t forget how he had the best casinos. // A lot of people don’t know that.

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petesh  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:27:50pm

re: #239 HappyWarrior

Casinos. Can’t forget how he had the best casinos. // A lot of people don’t know that.

But not in Vegas, right? Though he does have a yuuuge hotel there, IIRC.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:28:55pm

re: #232 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Lubbock’s Mr. Conservative isn’t fooled.

[Embedded content]

If you Google that name (which looks made-up, as in not even Arabic), you’ll see every RWNJ website parroting the same information.

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whitebeach  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:29:03pm

re: #60 Targetpractice

Goes to PR to a staged photo-op in a closed building, hands out staged supplies to people who don’t need it, and won’t step his sorry ass out the doors.

Say what you will about Dubya, he actually went out and talked to the people of NOLA, listened to their stories, and offered words of comfort. This prick sees a natural disaster as only one thing: An opportunity for more free press.

On Sept. 9, 1965, category 4 Hurricane Betsy hit New Orleans and overnight caused flooding that would not be exceeded until Katrina. The next afternoon LBJ flew on Air Force One to the city. He didn’t content himself with staged events but went out among the people, most famously to a church being used as a shelter by black New Orleanians. There were of course no lights, and he had to hold up a flashlight to his face so that people would recognize him when he announced, “I’m your president, and I’m here to see that you get some help.” The next day he sent a 16-page (that’s right) telegram to Sen. Russell Long of Louisiana detailing relief plans.

I hated LBJ for several reasons, but not for his handling of this disaster. We’ve fallen very, very far.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:30:18pm

re: #240 petesh

But not in Vegas, right? Though he does have a yuuuge hotel there, IIRC.

Oh right. His failed casinos were in AC.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:31:21pm

re: #226 Skip Intro

I wonder if tomorrow’s shitshow in Las Vegas will outdo the one today?

Stupid question. Of course it will.

“If I’d been in that room, I would have done a much better job than him. You’re lucky it wasn’t me. Be happy.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:32:18pm

sigh…

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:34:13pm

re: #244 Belafon

“If I’d been in that room, I would have done a much better job than him. You’re lucky it wasn’t me. Be happy.”

A horrible thought for a Ben Garrison cartoon comes to mind. Hidden because eww. You have been warned:

tr*mp in the crowd saving the day by firing a kill shot at the sniper from his dick.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:34:30pm

re: #241 wheat-dogg

And it appears the first site to make the announcement was Pam Geller’s or Robert Spencer’s.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:34:41pm

re: #246 EPR-radar

A horrible thought for a Ben Garrison cartoon comes to mind. Hidden because eww. You have been warned:

[Embedded content]

They’re so weird.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:35:11pm

re: #247 wheat-dogg

And it appears the first site to make the announcement was Pam Geller’s or Robert Spencer’s.

They’re credible.//

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alloutofcrazyhere  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:35:12pm

re: #239 HappyWarrior

It’s very telling that Trump has never had a casino in Vegas. He knows that he couldn’t compete with the “legit,” and I use that term loosely, casino operators on the Las Vegas Strip.

From what I gather, he has tried to buy some shares in certain casinos, but there’s no financial institution at this point dumb enough to risk prime real estate on him.

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nines09  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:36:50pm

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:37:14pm

re: #249 HappyWarrior

They’re credible.//

Yup. I’m convinced!

Odds are someone pranked one or both of them, and they fell for it.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:38:56pm

re: #250 alloutofcrazyhere

It’s very telling that Trump has never had a casino in Vegas. He knows that he couldn’t compete with the “legit,” and I use that term loosely, casino operators on the Las Vegas Strip.

From what I gather, he has tried to buy some shares in certain casinos, but there’s no financial institution at this point dumb enough to risk prime real estate on him.

I gather he couldn’t get past the Gaming Commission, and probably some members of the Mob were not keen on having him around, either.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:39:54pm

re: #226 Skip Intro

I wonder if tomorrow’s shitshow in Las Vegas will outdo the one today?

Stupid question. Of course it will.

Well after the debt shaming, then bringing up the “hundreds of millions of dollars worth of F-35 fighters” in PR while being asked about the USAF role in the recovery efforts, maybe he will take a moment and have a word to support deregulating the silencer and pat himself on the back for restoring gun rights to mentally ill persons. Like the NRA wanted.

WATCH: President Trump Briefing in Puerto Rico on Hurricane Relief 10/3/17

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:40:07pm

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Skip Intro  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:41:35pm

re: #254 Unshaken Defiance

I’m hoping Natasha borrows Katrina Pierson’s bullet necklace to class things up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:41:59pm
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alloutofcrazyhere  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:42:42pm

As an addition to what I said about Trump and his casinos, Steve Wynn is the opposite. Like Trump, the guy is a bastard, but he does know how to operate a casino.

Unfortunately, when it comes to his employees, he sure loves to squeeze them like a sponge to get everything possible out of them and then some.

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whitebeach  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:43:18pm

re: #250 alloutofcrazyhere

It’s very telling that Trump has never had a casino in Vegas. He knows that he couldn’t compete with the “legit,” and I use that term loosely, casino operators on the Las Vegas Strip.

If he had tried some of the shit he pulled in Atlantic City in Vegas, he probably would have, as the slogan goes, “stayed in Vegas,” or at least in some desert location within thirty or forty miles of town.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:43:59pm
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Skip Intro  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:44:40pm

Will he be meeting Las Vegas city council member Michele Fiore to discuss the gun violence problem in America?

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De Kolta Chair  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:45:14pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:45:22pm

re: #259 whitebeach

If he had tried some of the shit he pulled in Atlantic City in Vegas, he probably would have, as the slogan goes, “stayed in Vegas,” or at least in some undisclosed desert location within thirty or forty miles of town.

FTFY

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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:45:36pm

re: #214 Amory Blaine

New Jennifer Rubin

If your political base is irrational, get a new base

I like this paragraph:

Here’s the problem: Jennifer is the problem. Conservatives like Jennifer have been the problem for years, have been cultivating and reinforcing this mob again and again to reach their goals. When people pointed out how the angry mob was getting out of hand, how it was getting violent, and how it was on the verge of taking over, Jennifer and her fellows attacked the people sounding the alarm. Like a pack of von Papens, they assured folks that the mob could be controlled, that it could be harnessed for “good.”

But now, like in all violent revolts, the rebellious mob has turned on those who nurtured and grew it, seeing in their calls for moderation and incrementalism the very sort of “liberalism” they were convinced to rebel again. And now Jennifer is speaking out, not because she’s had a change of heart, but because the mob has turned on her.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:46:43pm

I keep thinking of the “good guy with a gun” thing as it pertains to Vegas and how utterly fucking usless it would be.

Just play out the scneario:

You’re Joe American with a CCW and a handgun on you. You happen to be on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and know there is an active shooter at the end of the hall.

So you decide to make the decision to try and stop him (boneheaded, I know but let’s just go with this).

Obviously the shooter isn’t going to let you in to the room. Trying to shoot through the wall isn’t the best idea. The easiest way would be to break through the door.

Even if you somehow manage to do this (guess what? Most hotel doors are pretty thick) , you’ve lost the element of surprise. If the shooter is armed to the teeth with automatic weapons, all he has to do is turn around and spray the doorway with gunfire as soon as you bust in. Then you’re down before you can even aim and pull the trigger and he can go back to his killing spree.

Being able to squeeze a shot off in time and hit him would be a minor miracle. Getting a shot off that incapacitates him would be a once in a lifetime stroke of good luck.

You have much better odds of winning the jackpot at most slot machines in Vegas than coming out of this scenario anything other than dead.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:48:00pm

re: #255 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Note “Turned evil 1977.” That was the year that conspiracist radicals took over the NRA in a move that as been likened to a coup d’etat. Young Wayne LaPierre had a role in that and has been around ever since. The radicals had been around since the early 60s, a probable reaction to the Civil Rights movement, but it took them quite a few years of scheming, lying, and subversion to take over completely.

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EPR-radar  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:48:23pm

re: #264 Targetpractice

Here’s the problem: Jennifer is the problem. Conservatives like Jennifer have been the problem for years, have been cultivating and reinforcing this mob again and again to reach their goals. When people pointed out how the angry mob was getting out of hand, how it was getting violent, and how it was on the verge of taking over, Jennifer and her fellows attacked the people sounding the alarm. Like a pack of von Papens, they assured folks that the mob could be controlled, that it could be harnessed for “good.”

But now, like in all violent revolts, the rebellious mob has turned on those who nurtured and grew it, seeing in their calls for moderation and incrementalism the very sort of “liberalism” they were convinced to rebel again. And now Jennifer is speaking out, not because she’s had a change of heart, but because the mob has turned on her.

In other words, another clueless Dr Frankenstein seeking help vs. his rampaging monster from the same villagers the monster was supposed to destroy instead of going after Dr. Frankenstein.

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nines09  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:48:50pm

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alloutofcrazyhere  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:49:14pm

re: #253 wheat-dogg

According to what I have read, Trump did have problems obtaining a license during say the 1980s-1990s, but he was granted one in 2004.

The mob is always an interesting topic here. No one is really sure what their role is here anymore. I really doubt they just blew away like a sagebrush in the wind.

I have heard that they were involved with the local waste disposal here in Vegas at some point, but that might just be speculation and conjecture based on the fact that has occurred in other metropolitan areas.

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BeachDem  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:49:14pm

re: #254 Unshaken Defiance

Well after the debt shaming, then bringing up the “hundreds of millions of dollars worth of F-35 fighters” in PR while being asked about the USAF role in the recovery efforts, maybe he will take a moment and have a word to support deregulating the silencer and pat himself on the back for restoring gun rights to mentally ill persons. Like the NRA wanted.

[Embedded content]

I couldn’t watch/listen to it for fear of projectile vomiting, but I did read the transcript. (Here annotated by the WP)

washingtonpost.com

JFC—he sounds like he’s at an awards show with all the self-congratulations and almost no factual information.

Also, why the fuck did he need to take Mulvaney, McMahon and all his other sycophants along with him? (not to mention Melon—who brings precisely nothing to the party) Just what the people of Puerto Rico needed was a recap of Linda McMahon’s illustrious career. Spit.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:50:25pm

re: #268 nines09

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I just realized Trump is wearing a white polo and tan pants under that oversize jacket.

Remind you of anything?

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nines09  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:51:02pm

re: #271 wheat-dogg

Seig.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:54:49pm

All the fucked up shit that’s happened with Trump this year and we’re barely 9 months into this Presidency.

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Targetpractice  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:54:55pm

re: #267 EPR-radar

In other words, another clueless Dr Frankenstein seeking help vs. his rampaging monster from the same villagers the monster was supposed to destroy instead of going after Dr. Frankenstein.

Ayep, whether you’re talking about Jennifer Rubin, David Frum, Erick Son of Erick, all the #NeverTrump crowd are not having changes of heart or suddenly becoming supportive of liberalism. They’re simply despairing over how they went from being the leaders of the revolution to being next under the guillotine. They oppose Trump not because he’s a vile pustule on the underside of American democracy, but because he’s bringing attention to just how many such pustules have been elevated by modern conservatism.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:55:44pm

Laura Loomer is hot on the case, helping foster another CT.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:59:48pm

I joined the NRA in 1963 as a youth member. Younger people would not recognize it as it was in those days. It really was a public service non-profit mainly concerned with competition shooting and with improving the general level of marksmanship and gun safety. It commented on proposed legislation but was as likely to support new controls as to oppose them. It supported the National Firearms Act of 1934, for example, and was normally opposed to open carry.

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petesh  Oct 3, 2017 • 3:59:55pm

re: #274 Targetpractice

Right now, and up to the impeachment, I’ll take any support I can get.

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
—Winston Churchill

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BeachDem  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:00:28pm

This is fine…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:03:12pm

re: #278 BeachDem

This is fine…

[Embedded content]

JFC.

The Trump Admin is selling us all out.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:05:07pm

Jesus F. Christ.

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nines09  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:05:15pm

re: #276 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Yes, I remember wishing I could be a member and some of my friends fathers hunted. And we lived in North Philly. Imagine that escape. They were at one time a good thing. I had old patches given to me by a cop friend of my dad. He hunted, and talked of one day me going. I never went as everything went to hell. But the NRA was once a good thing. Not any longer for quite some time. You know, as I do. Yes.

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petesh  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:05:23pm

re: #278 BeachDem

Every time someone breaks in and steals stuff, I hire the burglar … /s

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Charles Johnson  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:12:38pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:13:23pm

re: #283 Charles Johnson

I just can’t today.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:17:10pm

The shooters brother seems like the kind of guy I could hang with. He’s genuinely dumbstruck.

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wrenchwench  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:23:26pm

It’s a bicycle mural!

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:26:54pm

Danny Trejo, too.

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William Lewis  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:27:04pm

re: #273 Eclectic Cyborg

All the fucked up shit that’s happened with Trump this year and we’re barely 9 months into this Presidency.

June of 1972 was the break in. August 8, 1974 was the resignation. I wish things moved faster but sometimes they don’t & I’d rather that time was taken carefully so that in the end there is no escape for the Pumpkin Pinochet.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:27:56pm

re: #280 Charles Johnson

Jesus F. Christ.

[Embedded content]

Yep, it was only us, some Middle East Nations, some African Nations and, oddly enough, Japan that refused to endorse.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:29:08pm

re: #288 William Lewis

I hope Muellers report ends up bringing Trump down but I have my doubts.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:31:09pm

re: #207 Blind Frog Belly White

I kinda figure that somewhere in Russia, there’s a Random Wingnut Name Generator, to name Facebook groups for gullible American wingnuts.

The first word has to be something like Liberty, Patriot, Freedom, Conservative, American, etc.

Then the second word has to be some noun that compliments it, like Tribune, Eagle, Soldier, Centurion, Patriot, Warrior, etc.

Of course, someone has to vet the output to avoid “The Patriot Patriot”, etc.

That can be written into a CheckString method checking for pre-defined bad strings.

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petesh  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:32:39pm

re: #288 William Lewis

June of 1972 was the break in. August 8, 1974 was the resignation. I wish things moved faster but sometimes they don’t & I’d rather that time was taken carefully so that in the end there is no escape for the Pumpkin Pinochet.

An important reminder. Also, we knew about the break-in before the election (just as we knew who Trump was before the election), but a large chunk of the electorate simply paid no attention or did not believe it. It really took Senate hearings before public opinion made Nixon’s leaving inevitable, though some of us did see it coming much earlier, notably when the Attorney General and his deputy both quit rather than obey a Presidential order.

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Belafon  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:58:01pm

re: #265 Eclectic Cyborg

What the country group that performed before the shooting thought, until it actually happened to them: m.dailykos.com

I’ve been a proponent of the 2nd amendment my entire life.

Until the events of last night. I cannot express how wrong I was. We actually have members of our crew with CHL licenses, and legal firearms on the bus.

They were useless.

We couldn’t touch them for fear police might think that we were part of the massacre and shoot us. A small group (or one man) laid waste to a city with dedicated, fearless police officers desperately trying to help, because of access to an insane amount of fire power.

Enough is enough.

Writing my parents and the love of my life a goodbye note last night and a living will because I felt like I wasn’t going to live through the night was enough for me to realize that this is completely and totally out of hand. There rounds were powerful enough that my crew guys just standing in close proximity of a victim shot by this fucking coward received shrapnel wounds.

We need gun control RIGHT. NOW.

My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it.

We are unbelievably fortunate to not be among the victims killed or seriously wounded by this maniac.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 3, 2017 • 4:59:20pm

re: #228 gwangung

Yeah, a lot of them were insisting that the USNS Comfort couldn’t have been sent any earlier than it was because the hurricane was still there.

It escaped the lot of them that you cut orders NOW so the ship can be ready to get to Puerto Rico the minute the storm passes….

It could have been to Benghazi in, like, 30 minutes …

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NoSoapForYou  Oct 3, 2017 • 7:59:08pm

re: #232 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

“… Identified the shooter as a slate worker called yaboo daboo doo.”


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