A Massive Exposé From Buzzfeed on How Breitbart and Milo Yiannopoulos Pushed White Nationalism Into the Mainstream

Breitbart’s toxic agenda revealed
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Anyone who follows Little Green Footballs knows I’ve been calling out the sickeningly hateful content of Breitbart “News” for many years, and documenting the increasing prevalence of outright racism and white supremacism not just in their comment section (long known as one of the worst sewers of hate on the web), but in their articles and editorial direction as well.

Today, Buzzfeed’s Joseph Bernstein has a mammoth exposé on this vile agenda, and the dominant role played by Milo Yiannopoulos, who was made a right wing star by Steve Bannon specifically to legitimize the white supremacist underworld to which he was already deeply connected.

This is an ugly story full of the same ugly people I’ve been covering at LGF with disgust, and it’s long past time that it comes out; these are the hateful personalities who played a huge role in propelling racist icon Donald Trump into the White House: Here’s How Breitbart And Milo Smuggled White Nationalism Into The Mainstream.

The Breitbart employee closest to the alt-right was Milo Yiannopoulos, the site’s former tech editor known best for his outrageous public provocations, such as last year’s Dangerous Faggot speaking tour and September’s canceled Free Speech Week in Berkeley. For more than a year, Yiannopoulos led the site in a coy dance around the movement’s nastier edges, writing stories that minimized the role of neo-Nazis and white nationalists while giving its politer voices “a fair hearing.” In March, Breitbart editor Alex Marlow insisted “we’re not a hate site.” Breitbart’s media relations staff repeatedly threatened to sue outlets that described Yiannopoulos as racist. And after the violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, Breitbart published an article explaining that when Bannon said the site welcomed the alt-right, he was merely referring to “computer gamers and blue-collar voters who hated the GOP brand.”

These new emails and documents, however, clearly show that Breitbart does more than tolerate the most hate-filled, racist voices of the alt-right. It thrives on them, fueling and being fueled by some of the most toxic beliefs on the political spectrum — and clearing the way for them to enter the American mainstream.

It’s a relationship illustrated most starkly by a previously unreleased April 2016 video in which Yiannopoulos sings “America the Beautiful” in a Dallas karaoke bar as admirers, including the white nationalist Richard Spencer, raise their arms in Nazi salutes.

These documents chart the Breitbart alt-right universe. They reveal how the website — and, in particular, Yiannopoulos — links the Mercer family, the billionaires who fund Breitbart, to underpaid trolls who fill it with provocative content, and to extremists striving to create a white ethnostate.

They capture what Bannon calls his “killing machine” in action, as it dredges up the resentments of people around the world, sifts through these grievances for ideas and content, and propels them from the unsavory parts of the internet up to TrumpWorld, collecting advertisers’ checks all along the way.

These are the people who are destroying the United States’ reputation as a forward-thinking tolerant society, and replacing it with a feudalistic paranoid vision of nihilism in the service of unchecked power.

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341 comments

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:26:03pm

Seems to me that Milo’s “grassroots” image is nothing but a sham and he’s nothing but a high priced political prostitute for the Mercers and Bannon.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:30:07pm

I seriously hate Milo for his role in poisoning the minds of many impressionable young Americans. Hopefully they can mature and learn what a shitty person and self-serving asshole this guy is and the people who funded him are.

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electrotek  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:30:42pm

But he hates the alt-right guys! And the alt-right hates him

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:31:09pm

re: #3 electrotek

But he hates the alt-right guys! And the alt-right hates him

Good ole Kabuki Theater.

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electrotek  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:31:27pm

Repost from downstairs:

re: #218 electrotek

I have friends from multiple interests and I just happen to have people on my FB who share interest in one hobby but have completely divergent views on politics.

It’s most apparent with my friends who are into cars like me. Try being a liberal and into cars, it ain’t easy.

However, when it comes to ex-ravers I knew from years and years ago when we went to warehouses and danced our socks off , we still hold similar left-leaning views.

Although, there have been a few ex-ravers I knew who suddenly turned wingnut and became the biggest supporters of law enforcement. And these are the same guys I knew who used to get caught when our *illegal* parties at warehouses get broken up by the cops.

re: #221 HappyWarrior

Oh God, that’s the worst. The people you know broke the law i.e. underaged drinking, pot, etc acting like “Oh they should just follow the law” when you know damn well about the skeletons these people have in their own closets.

LOL and you can see my reaction when the same people I’ve known from middle school and HS who peddle the “they should follow the law tripe” were the same ones who would always flip a bird at every cop car they see in HS.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:32:45pm

re: #5 electrotek

Repost from downstairs:

LOL and you can see my reaction when the same people I’ve known from middle school and HS who peddle the “they should follow the law tripe” were the same ones who would always flip a bird at every cop car they see in HS.

Some people man they just become old men trapped in young men’s bodies. My one friend is that way. Totally has a hate on against transpeople and anyone not like him.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:33:57pm

This is how young people of today rebel though. My Dad’s generation? They rebelled by protesting an unjust war and a cruel status quo on gender and civil rights. My generation though gets attracted to hucksters like Milo and the Alt-Right and man it makes me weep.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:34:18pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Good ole Kabuki Theater.

I was thinking more kayfabe, myself.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:37:07pm

re: #8 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I was thinking more kayfabe, myself.

Oops I meant kayfabe heh.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:40:01pm

In the YouTube video showing Milo singing “America the Beautiful” while Richard Spencer and his pals do Nazi salutes, right wingers are already posting comments saying Milo can’t possibly be a racist because he’s gay and he married a black man.

Do people actually fall for this ridiculous simple-minded argument?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:41:46pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

In the YouTube video showing Milo singing “America the Beautiful” while Richard Spencer and his pals do Nazi salutes, right wingers are already posting comments saying Milo can’t possibly be a racist because he’s gay and he married a black man.

Do people actually fall for this ridiculous simple-minded argument?

No, they don’t. That argument is purely meant to reassure the arguer (and anyone who sympathizes with him/her) that what they’re standing for isn’t wrong. It’s basically exploiting confirmation bias; quite literally, preaching to the choir. They know they will not sway anyone with the argument, they just desperately want not to be wrong and are vocalizing whatever they can think of to justify themselves.

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nines09  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:43:17pm

Tom Petty bonus track from Hypnotic Eye. Little heard. Now you know it.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Playing Dumb”

Lyrics
Playing Dumb
Tom Petty, The Heartbreakers
CORRECT LYRICS
Lyrics for Playing Dumb by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Got an image of angels a nun and a man
Slappin a ruler cross my little boy hand
Now I turn around, 60 winters on my head.
I’m still throwin’ up some of that food my mind was fed.

Honey I’ve had enough
Honey my time has come
I’m fed up, fed up, fed up
with playing dumb

Well let’s light a candle for every kid
For every soul that was done away with
For every confession that wasn’t on the level
For every man of God that lives with hidden Devils

Honey I’ve had enough
Honey my time has come
I’m fed up, fed up, fed up
with playing dumb
Dumb, dumb, dumb

You live in a mansion with drivers and go-fers
You walk down the hallway in red leather loafers
This may not be your fault but man you in so deep
How can you know all that you know and get to sleep?

Honey I’ve had enough
Honey my time has come
I’m fed up, fed up, fed up
with playing dumb

Yeah, with playing dumb
Dumb, dumb, dumb
Dumb, dumb, dumb

Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb
Dumb, dumb, dumb
Dumb, dumb, dumb
Dumb, dumb, dumb

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KGxvi  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:46:35pm

You know, normally I’d dismiss this as a drunk trying to talk himself out of a night in the tank, but after the last couple of years? Maybe we should listen to the man:

Bryant Johnson issued his grave warning to Casper police Monday night after officers were called about the man and his out-of-this-world message, according to an arrest report obtained by HuffPost.

Johnson, who police said smelled of alcohol and spoke with slightly slurred speech, allegedly told officers that “the aliens were coming next year and we needed to make sure to leave as fast as possible.”

And now I just thought of what first contact would be like with Trump in the White House.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:48:42pm

re: #13 KGxvi

You know, normally I’d dismiss this as a drunk trying to talk himself out of a night in the tank, but after the last couple of years? Maybe we should listen to the man:

And now I just thought of what first contact would be like with Trump in the White House.

Well, the good news is that if aliens did come to Earth, it’s more likely that alien diseases would kill us all in short order. And if not, Earth diseases would do their damnedest to kill the aliens, and that would probably start an interstellar war that would end badly for us. So, Trump or no Trump, same end result.

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electrotek  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:49:23pm

Is it bad that there’s one legacy of Obama that I’d hope Trump would disravel?

It’s his legacy with Myanmar.

As much as I loved Obama, I felt that he provided way too many concessions to a country that has allowed tyranny to be inflicted upon a vulnerable and helpless minority.

I expect a down-ding on this but it has conflicted me greatly.

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darthstar  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:49:30pm
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Myron Falwell  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:53:19pm

re: #8 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I was thinking more kayfabe, myself.

Hulk Hogan and the Fingerpoke of Doom.

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makeitstop  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:54:55pm

Some heavy news breaking today. Good. I hope Preznit Fatass is sweating like a hog right now.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 5, 2017 • 3:55:12pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

In the YouTube video showing Milo singing “America the Beautiful” while Richard Spencer and his pals do Nazi salutes, right wingers are already posting comments saying Milo can’t possibly be a racist because he’s gay and he married a black man.

Do people actually fall for this ridiculous simple-minded argument?

Yes. Yes, they do. See #9.

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:00:56pm
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Ace-o-aces  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:02:37pm
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KGxvi  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:03:01pm

re: #18 makeitstop

Some heavy news breaking today. Good. I hope Preznit Fatass is sweating like a hog right now.

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Hogs don’t sweat, that’s why they roll around in mud…. huh, works either way.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:04:37pm

re: #21 Ace-o-aces

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Yep!

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:08:22pm

Well, well, seems the NRA and Wayne Lil’Penis have thrown the bumpstock under the bus. The gooberati have had to shift 180 degrees yet again and are back to hating the evil device, as they did when it was an accuracy destroying gimmick but before Vegas and the resulting outcry from mass murder opponents made it a talisman of the Sacred Second.

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Myron Falwell  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:09:31pm

A sizable portion of our population has been conned into thinking that Breitbart is not only a credible news organization, but that the behavior exhibited by everyone involved — from the sickos like Milo, to the animalistic commenters to the billionaire financiers in the Mercer family — are totally acceptable.

That’s the real problem here. Breitbart has been given carte blanche to do the most reprehensible things possible by their exceptionally gullible target audience. See Alex Jones, Paul Watson and Rage Furby for additional (albeit unnecessary) confirmation.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:11:53pm

re: #24 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Well, well, seems the NRA and Wayne Lil’Penis have thrown the bumpstock under the bus. The gooberati have had to shift 180 degrees yet again and are back to hating the evil device, as they did when it was an accuracy destroying gimmick but before Vegas and the resulting outcry from mass murder opponents made it a talisman of the Sacred Second.

Hey, turns out I had heard that song by Drive By Truckers about Ramon Casiano.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:13:28pm

re: #24 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Well, well, seems the NRA and Wayne Lil’Penis have thrown the bumpstock under the bus. The gooberati have had to shift 180 degrees yet again and are back to hating the evil device, as they did when it was an accuracy destroying gimmick but before Vegas and the resulting outcry from mass murder opponents.

When it comes down to it, banning the bump stock is a small price to pay for continuing to allow any Tom, Dick, and Nutjob to own a weapon of mass murder.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:13:49pm

re: #25 Myron Falwell

A sizable portion of our population has been conned into thinking that Breitbart is not only a credible news organization, but that the behavior exhibited by everyone involved — from the sickos like Milo, to the animalistic commenters to the billionaire financiers in the Mercer family — are totally acceptable.

That’s the real problem here. Breitbart has been given carte blanche to do the most reprehensible things possible by their exceptionally gullible target audience. See Alex Jones, Paul Watson and Rage Furby for additional (albeit unnecessary) confirmation.

I see Breitbart and this new right movement as a direct product of the internet. The Internet has done a lot of great things. It can bring people together but it can also well bring people together. And as I said, I think Milo and his brand’s appeal to many young people is that it’s different. To be a hateful bastard is rebellious. To be a boring center left liberal like myself is just choosing the blue pill or whatever dumb metaphor they use.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:14:43pm

3 words:
PEE PEE TAPE!!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:14:53pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:15:57pm

re: #30 Blind Frog Belly White

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I love that Rick is using our nickname for him. I’m not surprised. Chucky’s Autistic and honestly a bit of an idiot compared to those two and I definitely think they see him as their social and intellectual inferior. Hopefully he sees it and is angry and decides to waste his stupid time going after them rather than the good people he usually goes after.

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lawhawk  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:16:43pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Good ole Kabuki Theater.

Kayfabe. That’s something Trump would totally understand.

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TedStriker  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:17:05pm

re: #22 KGxvi

Hogs don’t sweat, that’s why they roll around in mud…. huh, works either way.

Ahem…

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darthstar  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:17:07pm
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Dave In Austin  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:17:44pm
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makeitstop  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:18:12pm

Man, it would be sweet if Breitbart got tied into the collusion charges.

And Mercer, too. Perp walk that son of a bitch and his daughter both.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:19:44pm

re: #32 lawhawk

Kayfabe. That’s something Trump would totally understand.

Yep oopsie.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:20:18pm

re: #36 makeitstop

Man, it would be sweet if Breitbart got tied into the collusion charges.

And Mercer, too. Perp walk that son of a bitch and his daughter both.

Too bad NR never got too involved with Trump and friends because I’ve been wanting to see them go out of business for years.

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wrenchwench  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:21:01pm

There’s going to be a little AstroBuey one of these days; Meuuuh!

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:21:42pm

re: #38 HappyWarrior

Too bad NR never got too involved with Trump and friends because I’ve been wanting to see them go out of business for years.

If you mean National Review, they’ve been surviving on donations for decades. Ironically, The Nation actually turns a profit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:22:35pm

re: #40 Ace-o-aces

If you mean National Review, they’ve been surviving on donations for decades. Ironically, The Nation actually turns a profit.

Did not know that, yeah I meant them.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:23:37pm

Chuck C. Johnson is too toxic even for Milo and Bannon.

In the month after the convention, Yiannopoulos and Bannon continued to work closely. Bannon and Marlow encouraged a barrage of stories about Yiannopoulos’s late July ban from Twitter. Bannon and Yiannopoulos worked to distance themselves from Charles Johnson’s plans to sue Twitter. (“Charles is PR poison,” Yiannopoulos wrote. “Charles is well intentioned—but he is wack,” Bannon responded.)

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makeitstop  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:23:52pm

Also, this. Trump offered Ivana the ambassadorship to the Czech Republic, but she turned him down.

Wonder what she’s got on him…

“I was just offered to be the American ambassador to Czech Republic,” the President’s first wife and mother to their children Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric, told CBS News in an upcoming Sunday Morning interview.

“He said, ‘Ivana, if you want it, I give it to you. But I like my freedom. I like to do what I want to do, go wherever I want to go with whomever I want to go,” Trump continued. “I can afford my lifestyle. Okay, why would I go and say bye-bye to Miami in the winter, bye-bye to Saint-Tropez in the summer, and bye-bye to spring and fall in New York? I have a perfect life.”

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lawhawk  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:24:07pm

While GOP distracts with Trump’s addled BS, the Senate and House are busy gutting Medicare and Medicaid to the tune of $1.5 trillion dollars.

Yeah, you read that right. $1.5 trillion. That’s real cuts to real health coverage, which means fewer people get covered, or less is covered per person, or a combination.

Either way, it’s a massive cut to the programs, and there’s only one purpose for the cuts: to fund the massive tax breaks for millionaires like Trump. This is brazen theft and redistribution of wealth to the rich from everyone else.

Considering that Medicare is funded out of payroll taxes, this is particularly craven.

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KGxvi  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:24:07pm

re: #32 lawhawk

Kayfabe. That’s something Trump would totally understand.

Except for the fact that he reportedly called to check on Vince McMahon after he was “blown up” in his car one episode of Raw…

Donald Trump thinks Wrestling is real, believed Vince McMahon died - @OpieRadio @AnthonyCumia

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:25:39pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson is too toxic even for Milo and Bannon.

I don’t think that he’s too toxic. It’s that he makes them look like idiots.

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KGxvi  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:26:30pm

re: #46 HappyWarrior

I don’t think that he’s too toxic. It’s that he makes them look like idiots.

And obviously, they are doing a damn fine job on their own!

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:26:34pm

re: #36 makeitstop

Man, it would be sweet if Breitbart got tied into the collusion charges.

And Mercer, too. Perp walk that son of a bitch and his daughter both.

Cambridge Analytica all the way down.

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wrenchwench  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:29:00pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

Chuck C. Johnson is too toxic even for Milo and Bannon.

Even a basket of deplorables finds one that just won’t fit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:29:07pm

re: #47 KGxvi

And obviously, they are doing a damn fine job on their own!

They certainly are but I definitely think there’s some snobbery directed towards Chuck’s way from Bannon and Milo. The guy is a moron. They’re certainly morons too but no doubt they’ve seen how pathetic he looks trying to get Charles Murray of the Bell Curve infamy to drink with him or his claims that he “has a guy.” Plus I can’t discount the fact there’s probably some laughing at the gullible autistic kid. Not trying to defend CCJ, he’s a rancid asshole in his own right without these two but that’s my two cents on it.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:30:16pm
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Romantic Heretic  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:31:03pm

re: #13 KGxvi

You know, normally I’d dismiss this as a drunk trying to talk himself out of a night in the tank, but after the last couple of years? Maybe we should listen to the man:

And now I just thought of what first contact would be like with Trump in the White House.

Something like this.

Mars Attacks “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:32:54pm

re: #17 Myron Falwell

Hulk Hogan and the Fingerpoke of Doom.

One of the most infamous nights in wrestling history.

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KGxvi  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:34:26pm

re: #53 Eclectic Cyborg

One of the most infamous nights in wrestling history.

Even though most people point to the Shavoine line about Foley winning the title being the end of the Monday Night Wars, I’ve always felt it ended with the Fingerpoke of Doom

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:36:34pm

re: #15 electrotek

“As much as I loved Obama, I felt that he provided way too many concessions to a country that has allowed tyranny to be inflicted upon a vulnerable and helpless minority.”

I hate to be blunt but if that vulnerable and helpless minority is Muslim, Trump certainly isn’t going to change President Obama’s non-interference policy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:38:08pm

re: #54 KGxvi

Even though most people point to the Shavoine line about Foley winning the title being the end of the Monday Night Wars, I’ve always felt it ended with the Fingerpoke of Doom

Both happened on that same night, hence my comment.

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lawhawk  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:38:13pm

re: #51 Stanley Sea

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:39:30pm

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:40:58pm

The Rage Furby is raging.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:42:44pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

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lawhawk  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:42:46pm

re: #58 Stanley Sea

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:43:23pm

re: #36 makeitstop

Man, it would be sweet if Breitbart got tied into the collusion charges.

And Mercer, too. Perp walk that son of a bitch and his daughter both.

Confiscate the Mercer fortune. I’m sure it is ill-gotten enough to justify that.

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lawhawk  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:44:38pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:44:39pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

The Rage Furby is raging.

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Couldn’t happen to a nicer asshole.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:45:08pm

re: #64 HappyWarrior

Couldn’t happen to a nicer asshole.

Indeed.

Karma, bitch!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:47:13pm

re: #65 Eclectic Cyborg

Indeed.

Karma, bitch!

I hope he knows what a big fat joke he is even to his fellow bigoted assholes.

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electrotek  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:48:02pm

What would be a French idiom for wingnuts saying “there’s nothing we can do” or “that’s the price to pay for being free”?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:48:04pm

re: #66 HappyWarrior

I hope he knows what a big fat joke he is even to his fellow bigoted assholes.

I think he is deliberately ignoring anything that contradicts his own self-image.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:48:44pm

re: #68 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I think he is deliberately ignoring anything that contradicts his own self-image.

Bingo.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:49:01pm

Man, Steve Bannon is one nasty fuck.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:49:42pm

re: #68 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I think he is deliberately ignoring anything that contradicts his own self-image.

Yeah.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:50:15pm

re: #70 Eclectic Cyborg

Man, Steve Bannon is one nasty fuck.

And Trump brought him into the WH.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:51:43pm

re: #70 Eclectic Cyborg

Man, Steve Bannon is one nasty fuck.

Reading these email snippets makes me sick to my stomach. Literally queasy (and that’s before the drinking). I knew the alt-right assholes were vile monsters, but the callous way they discuss destroying actual human beings as if it’s no big thing…

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wrenchwench  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:53:03pm

We take the good news where we can find it:

[…]

“There is no GMO lettuce,” said Nucci. “It made us go: Why are we doing this? We are perpetuating a fear that something is wrong with GMOs. We didn’t feel right doing that, so we chose to take that label off.”

Mann sells other products that do not have the non-GMO verified check, but include copy stating they are GMO-free on the packaging. Nucci said the company is discussing removing that, as well.

[…]

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:53:36pm

re: #73 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Reading these email snippets makes me sick to my stomach. Literally queasy (and that’s before the drinking). I knew the alt-right assholes were vile monsters, but the callous way they discuss destroying actual human beings as if it’s no big thing…

They’re such terrible people and I fear we’ve not seen the last or worst of them.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 4:57:45pm

Looks like we may have a little convergence in this flood of news streams.

This Vance guy is a piece of work.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:02:01pm

re: #76 JordanRules

Looks like we may have a little convergence in this flood of news streams.

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This Vance guy is a piece of work.

Dafuq? Isn’t that bribery?

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:02:15pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:03:09pm

re: #78 Stanley Sea

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scottslemmons  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:03:16pm

I tried reading the Buzzfeed article, and I had to quit really quickly. Too much more, and I would’ve been on Twitter the rest of the night tweeting stuff y’all scream at me about. >:(

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petesh  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:08:12pm

re: #80 scottslemmons

I tried reading the Buzzfeed article, and I had to quit really quickly. Too much more, and I would’ve been on Twitter the rest of the night tweeting stuff y’all scream at me about. >:(

Oooooh, what?

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:08:37pm

re: #76 JordanRules

Looks like we may have a little convergence in this flood of news streams.

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This Vance guy is a piece of work.

Someone said Lisa Bloom is ok to rep him because lawyer reps people Good/Bad.

Yeah I agree.

But I’ve got a little queasy feeling, because she talks about how he’s making a movie or something about her (vague reading today during my work)

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lawhawk  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:08:46pm

re: #76 JordanRules

He took over for the legendary DA Morgenthau with his approval and easily won reelection. It seems that despite some of his achievements and efforts, he was willing to look the other way on white collar crimes (SS/DD) and we’re seeing a convergence on getting donations and dropping cases that otherwise would be high profile against big names.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:08:49pm

re: #81 petesh

Naw. Don’t do that. It’s better this way, I promise.

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:09:52pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

Why does UpChuck even read Buzzfeed, an organization he’s consistently derided as “a bunch of cat pornographers”? Oh yeah, because he’s a self-aggrandizing freak who Googles his own name every five minutes.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:10:27pm

re: #82 Stanley Sea

Yeah. He is producing something for her so it looks a bit shady. Even her Mom said she wouldn’t have repped him.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:11:36pm

re: #70 Eclectic Cyborg

Man, Steve Bannon is one nasty fuck.

Isn’t he though? Disgusting human being who had Trump’s ear for months (and may still have it now).

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:12:38pm
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petesh  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:13:09pm

re: #84 JordanRules

Naw. Don’t do that. It’s better this way, I promise.

Oh. Well then. No, I shall not go look.

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TedStriker  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:13:12pm

re: #76 JordanRules

Looks like we may have a little convergence in this flood of news streams.

This Vance guy is a piece of work.

Sounds to me like Vance is fucking dirty as hell.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:13:55pm

re: #89 petesh

Charles deleted the comments so you’re all good. lol

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:14:09pm

re: #88 goddamnedfrank

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:14:29pm

“… Commenters on Twitter, YouTube and certain internet forums variously asserted that gunman Stephen Paddock was a far-left activist or an Islamic State soldier — and that he “looked Jewish.” A string of YouTube videos even claim that the whole shooting, which has claimed 59 lives and injured over 500, never happened at all. …”

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lawhawk  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:14:40pm

re: #88 goddamnedfrank

They really aren’t being shy about the gun = dick replacement/enhancement tool.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:15:22pm

re: #94 lawhawk

They really aren’t being shy about the gun = dick replacement/enhancement tool.

And if you carry one the wrong way, you might need a literal dick enhancement or replacement.

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makeitstop  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:17:50pm

re: #67 electrotek

What would be a French idiom for wingnuts saying “there’s nothing we can do” or “that’s the price to pay for being free”?

Ces’t la vie.

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Skip Intro  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:18:59pm

re: #77 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Dafuq? Isn’t that bribery?

Only if there’s video of a handoff of a bag marked BRIBE available and both parties agree that it was.

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petesh  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:19:41pm

Trump’s gonna go balls-out, isn’t he? Everything’s gone pear-shaped for a while, and even his self-boosterism hasn’t been working like it used to … the budget’s a mess and he’s losing the battle over truth … all he can do is double-down, it’s what he’s always done. Sooo … if I lived in North Korea I suppose I wouldn’t be able to take a nice, long foreign vacation, but I’d sure want to.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:21:16pm

re: #67 electrotek

What would be a French idiom for wingnuts saying “there’s nothing we can do” or “that’s the price to pay for being free”?

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makeitstop  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:21:17pm

My wife sent me this.

Amazing resemblance.
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electrotek  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:22:41pm

What about pressure cookers? in response to a meme I posted about Fox Business’ stupid tweet about truck control

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:23:02pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:24:07pm

re: #101 electrotek

What about pressure cookers? in response to a meme I posted about Fox Business’ stupid tweet about truck control

Yeah truck control. I mean it’s not like we have regulations on who can drive or operate a truck.//

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:24:35pm

re: #102 Blind Frog Belly White

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Which has nothing to do with you.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:29:06pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

Which has nothing to do with you.

He’s kinda stuck. On the one hand, now that he’s President, the economy must be FANTASTIC!!!! BEST EVER!!!! RECORD HIGHS!!!!!!. On the other, he really, really wants a tax cut, for which he has no really good argument if the economy is doing great.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:30:15pm

re: #96 makeitstop

Ces’t la vie.

comme ci comme ca

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:33:10pm
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Patricia Kayden  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:34:29pm

re: #107 FormerDirtDart

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wrenchwench  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:34:39pm

Later, lizards.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:35:49pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart

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Scratch a conspiracist, find a Jew-hater.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:36:20pm

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lawhawk  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:37:12pm
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:39:21pm
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scottslemmons  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:41:12pm

re: #84 JordanRules

Naw. Don’t do that. It’s better this way, I promise.

(grits teeth)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:41:55pm

You get the feeling Spencer and Yiannopoulos practice their ‘looks’ in front of mirrors. Still not as good a Blue Steel, though!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:42:56pm

re: #115 Blind Frog Belly White

Spencer’s gives off kind of a, “Hello, little girl! Piece of candy? Walk in the park?” vibe.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:44:31pm

re: #116 Blind Frog Belly White

Spencer’s gives off kind of a, “Hello, little girl! Piece of candy? Walk in the park?” vibe.

Until he takes a punch to the face. Then he’s the one crying like a little baby.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:44:39pm

re: #113 FormerDirtDart

God what a fucking waste of money.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:46:11pm

re: #112 lawhawk

This confuses and concerns me. Everything is breaking down so quickly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:46:38pm

re: #113 FormerDirtDart

“But university officials caved when threatened with a First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of Spencer, the NPI and Cameron Padgett, a Georgia State University student instrumental in organizing the speech.”

Wait, so the First Amendment does protect Hate speech? Or is this just Spencer being a bully?

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lawhawk  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:48:09pm

re: #118 Eclectic Cyborg

Entirely.

Speaking of money, colleges, and scams, it looks like Rick Pitino pocketed nearly all the money Addidas was giving Louisville for their endorsement, instead of the money flowing through to the university’s sports programs and students.

98% of the money went to Pitino. That amount is more than…. drumroll: $1.5 million a year for 5 years of the deal.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:49:07pm

re: #121 lawhawk

There seems to be an endless supply of greedy assholes in this country…with a President cheering them on.

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Skip Intro  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:49:13pm

re: #120 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m missing the part of the 1st A that says the host must pay for security for an unwanted speaker. Why don’t Spencer, Coulter, Shapiro, etc have to pay for their own security?

Seems like a plan to bankrupt public institutions to me.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:50:37pm

re: #123 Skip Intro

I’m missing the part of the 1st A that says the host must pay for security for an unwanted speaker. Why doen’t Spencer, Coulter, Shapiro, etc have to pay for their own security?

Seems like a plan to bankrupt public institutions to me.

Ideally, at the end of the event, the University presents the bill to the Hitlerjugend College Republicans.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:51:25pm

re: #123 Skip Intro

Because Spencer, Coulter and Shapiro are manipulative, exploitative, horrible people.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:51:35pm
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TedStriker  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:53:13pm

re: #123 Skip Intro

I’m missing the part of the 1st A that says the host must pay for security for an unwanted speaker. Why don’t Spencer, Coulter, Shapiro, etc have to pay for their own security?

Seems like a plan to bankrupt public institutions to me.

They probably have riders in their contracts that specifies the venues are responsible for security.

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Skip Intro  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:54:50pm

re: #127 TedStriker

They probably have riders in their contracts that specifies the venues are responsible for security.

I don’t see how a student organization like the College Brownshirts can commit the University to cover the costs of a contract they’re not party to. Let the Brownshirts provide the security. They should be good at it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 5:57:08pm

re: #128 Skip Intro

I don’t see how a student organization like the College Brownshirts can commit the University to cover the costs of a contract they’re not party to.

It’s probably part of the organization’s charter. The College Brownshirts would have approached the university to get a specific speaker, who then negotiated with that speaker directly, not as a third party.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:00:36pm

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:05:23pm

re: #129 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And to answer the obvious question, as far as the university doing their due diligence on the speaker before contracting - I think they’re generally open to inviting controversial people to speak in the name of provoking thought and debate. That is kind of the point of a university campus. Most universities, however, aren’t willing to endure a negative PR backlash, and so that’s why protests and social media outcries are so effective when they invite someone truly reprehensible instead of merely controversial.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:05:29pm

re: #77 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Dafuq? Isn’t that bribery?

According to SCOTUS, bribery apparently requires a written receipt for the money, a written guarantee of performance, and proof of performance. In their next case, they may decide that un-notarized signatures on the documents do not suffice to prove ill intent.

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dangerman  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:06:24pm

re: #57 lawhawk

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Or just another possibility
That he drops this hook all the time to keep the rubes riveted and then nothing ever happens

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:07:10pm

re: #94 lawhawk

They really aren’t being shy about the gun = dick replacement/enhancement tool.

Agent Thundercock of the Second Amendment Defense Patrol Ejaculating for Duty.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:07:47pm

re: #132 EPR-radar

According to SCOTUS, bribery apparently requires a written receipt for the money, a written guarantee of performance, and proof of performance. In their next case, they may decide that un-notatized signatures on the documents are do not suffice to prove ill intent.

There is something deeply wrong about this.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:09:21pm

re: #113 FormerDirtDart

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Why would a Nazi/White Supremacist have the right to speak at a public university? Let them sue and defend your decision in court. This is unacceptable.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:11:31pm

re: #136 Patricia Kayden

Why would a Nazi/White Supremacist have the right to speak at a public university? Let them sue and defend your decision in court. This is unacceptable.

They don’t have a right to speak anywhere. They have a right not to get arrested, but that doesn’t guarantee them a platform from which to speak. If he gets his ass kicked in public, a few people might go to jail for assault, but it’s not like he can sue them for suppressing his freeze peach.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:12:27pm

re: #113 FormerDirtDart

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Fuck that shit

I thought he was uninvited?

Great.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:18:21pm
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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:19:31pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

Yes, she is! She’s like a surgeon.

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electrotek  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:22:18pm

Wow, make that 3 people who deleted me.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:23:10pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:23:23pm

re: #141 electrotek

Wow, make that 3 people who deleted me.

You need to start painting skulls and crossbones under your flight canopy, there, Captain.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:24:33pm

re: #139 Charles Johnson

Such demonstrations are valuable, but is there really anyone left who is capable of reason that does not already know that the GOP is the Party of Lies?

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makeitstop  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:24:49pm

Here’s an excellent analysis of the Steele dossier, written by a retired CIA Senior Intelligence officer. It’s from September, but there’s a lot of good information in it.

[Editor’s Note: In this special Just Security article, highly respected former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service, John Sipher examines the Steele dossier using methods that an intelligence officer would to try to validate such information. Sipher concludes that the dossier’s information on campaign collusion is generally credible when measured against standard Russian intelligence practices, events subsequent to Steele’s reporting, and information that has become available in the nine months since Steele’s final report. The dossier, in Sipher’s view, is not without fault, including factual inaccuracies. Those errors, however, do not detract from an overarching framework that has proven to be ever more reliable as new revelations about potential Trump campaign collusion with the Kremlin and its affiliates has come to light in the nine months since Steele submitted his final report.]

I honestly don’t know if ‘John Sipher’ is his real name or a sly pseudonym.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:27:40pm

re: #145 makeitstop

Here’s an excellent analysis of the Steele dossier, written by a retired CIA Senior Intelligence officer. It’s from September, but there’s a lot of good information in it.

I honestly don’t know if ‘John Sipher’ is his real name or a sly pseudonym.

Sounds like a pseudonym to me.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:30:47pm

re: #142 Charles Johnson

Sorry man, I was wrong.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:32:31pm

re: #147 Unshaken Defiance

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Sorry man, I was wrong.

This x1000.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:32:55pm

re: #147 Unshaken Defiance

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Sorry man, I was wrong.

Good thing I couldn’t see those eye-rolls.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:34:06pm
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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:34:26pm

re: #121 lawhawk

Entirely.

Speaking of money, colleges, and scams, it looks like Rick Pitino pocketed nearly all the money Addidas was giving Louisville for their endorsement, instead of the money flowing through to the university’s sports programs and students.

98% of the money went to Pitino. That amount is more than…. drumroll: $1.5 million a year for 5 years of the deal.

As a graduate of the UofL grad school, I am ashamed — and not all that surprised by the flagrant corruption within the basketball program.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:36:22pm

re: #149 Charles Johnson

My only defense is I took that guy and his people as fringe and likely to stay that way. Other than that I got nothin.

Edit
Owning up is part of change.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:40:37pm

re: #150 Charles Johnson

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Wonder what the overlap is with the people who own all of America’s money.

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Kilroy was here  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:41:34pm

Added to the no shit file

Four years later, the IRS tea party scandal looks very different. It may not even be a scandal.

washingtonpost.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:43:47pm

re: #144 EPR-radar

Such demonstrations are valuable, but is there really anyone left who is capable of reason that does not already know that the GOP is the Party of Lies?

There are many educated people capable of rational thought outside of politics who, when it comes to their party, believe what they are told, like good little Nazis.

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petesh  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:45:01pm

re: #145 makeitstop

Here’s an excellent analysis of the Steele dossier, written by a retired CIA Senior Intelligence officer. It’s from September, but there’s a lot of good information in it.

I honestly don’t know if ‘John Sipher’ is his real name or a sly pseudonym.

That analysis reads, if anything, better now than a month ago. The one thing I note now and didn’t then is that “Sipher” rubbishes the idea that Orbis had four sources for events at the hotel. What fits that set of facts is that Putin leaked it. He thought Trump would lose, and his main goal was to mess with the legitimacy of the US state. I don’t know how this plays out, but I’ll be very disappointed with Mueller if he fails.

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Skip Intro  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:49:35pm

re: #156 petesh

That’s a hell of a lot of responsibility to put on one man.

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William Lewis  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:49:48pm

re: #15 electrotek

Is it bad that there’s one legacy of Obama that I’d hope Trump would disravel?

It’s his legacy with Myanmar.

As much as I loved Obama, I felt that he provided way too many concessions to a country that has allowed tyranny to be inflicted upon a vulnerable and helpless minority.

I expect a down-ding on this but it has conflicted me greatly.

Nothing wrong with this - it serves as a reminder that every politician is human and no one human is without … error (tempted me to say sin but that’s a different can of worms ;)

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:50:04pm

re: #157 Skip Intro

That’s a hell of a lot of responsibility to put on one man.

Mueller has a lot of help.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 6:57:39pm

re: #159 wheat-dogg

Mueller has a lot of help.

Yes, but it’s still crazy to have so much riding on the outcome of a single investigation.

We could be looking at mass arrests of t**** administration officials and Congressional Republicans if even half the shit out there can be proven to the level of probable cause.

Conversely, if the investigation turns into a nothing burger, US politics going forward would have two camps absolutely denying the legitimacy of the other side. That would not end well.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:00:16pm

re: #160 EPR-radar

Yup. Vlad already has a great ROI.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:01:25pm
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petesh  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:01:56pm

re: #159 wheat-dogg

Mueller has a lot of help.

Yes, personalizing it is shorthand. Trump might win. But I don’t think so; I’m more worried that he will walk out of this a free and rich man; he could probably spend a billion dollars on his own defense (much of it, shall we say, on the quiet) and still have a ridiculous lifestyle in his dotage. He belongs in jail, not least pour encourager les autres.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:02:09pm
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Citizen K  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:05:05pm

It’s depressing just how fully compromised our country is far as kowtowing to white supremacists and nationalists. The only thing that makes it only slightly less tragic is the fact that it really isn’t like we were some fallen paragon. This is just the real face of America exposing itself and not having to hide anymore.

As you can tell, I’ve not exactly had a high opinion of this country as of late.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:05:13pm

Looks like Maddow picked up an Emmy tonite. Maybe 2. Eat me Sean!

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retired cynic  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:06:49pm

re: #166 Dave In Austin

Looks like Maddow picked up an Emmy tonite. Maybe 2. Eat me Sean!

What topics did she hit? Inquiring minds, and so on.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:07:04pm

re: #162 Charles Johnson

The Weimar-era Nazis had the SA as their violent and lunatic fringe, where the SA was always kept on a leash that was sufficiently well concealed to provide the Nazis with plausible deniability.

The GOP has an entire constellation of such groups in its lunatic fringe. The only famous group of batshit right wing nuts that is not under concealed orders from the GOP is probably the Westboro Baptist gang.

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jaunte  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:07:25pm
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jaunte  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:08:32pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:09:20pm

Bannon, the yam whisperer.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:10:27pm

re: #170 jaunte

Jumping Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, another motherfucking ‘values voters summit’.

Everyone in the whole fucking world now knows, beyond doubt, that the only ‘values’ these assholes have are the seven deadly sins + hate and bigotry.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:10:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:11:52pm

re: #170 jaunte

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Yeah Steve Bannon. That’s a guy who knows a thing or two about values. Goddamn the Religious Right makes me sick.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:12:23pm

re: #167 retired cynic

What topics did she hit? Inquiring minds, and so on.

Lawrence side slammed her with the news between shows. Not sure the topic but for the most part since the election and O’reilly getting fired her and Joy reid both have turned up their game with some quality journalism.

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Kragar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:12:26pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:12:32pm

re: #172 EPR-radar

Jumping Jesus Christ on a pogo stick, another motherfucking ‘values voters summit’.

Everyone in the whole fucking world now knows, beyond doubt, that the only ‘values’ these assholes have are the seven deadly sins + hate and bigotry.

Come on dude, they have to jerk each other off about how heterosexual conservative white Christian males are the most persecuted people in the country.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:13:00pm

re: #176 Kragar

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It’s such stupid logic.

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jaunte  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:13:56pm

re: #174 HappyWarrior

Yeah Steve Bannon. That’s a guy who knows a thing or two about values. Goddamn the Religious Right makes me sick.

“Entire Jacuzzi bathtub seems to have been covered in acid.”
“The landlord also noticed that padlocks had been installed on interior doors.”
esquire.com

Standard Religious Right practice.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:14:00pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:14:15pm

Milo and the Rage Furby are clearly not getting along.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:14:22pm

re: #165 Citizen K

It’s depressing just how fully compromised our country is far as kowtowing to white supremacists and nationalists. The only thing that makes it only slightly less tragic is the fact that it really isn’t like we were some fallen paragon. This is just the real face of America exposing itself and not having to hide anymore.

As you can tell, I’ve not exactly had a high opinion of this country as of late.

To me, the most disturbing thing is the mainstreaming of these assholes. Spencer was literally at the RNC. His protege, Miller is a key WH aide. These guys aren’t going away when Trump leaves guys. They’re part of the GOP apparatus now and they’re going to be for a very long time.

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Kragar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:15:29pm
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ipsos  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:15:59pm

re: #181 Charles Johnson

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that with all this stuff oozing out from under the rocks, Milo’s probably not enjoying that honeymoon all that much.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:16:20pm

re: #181 Charles Johnson

Milo and the Rage Furby are clearly not getting along.

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What a pathetic whining douche.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:16:44pm

re: #184 ipsos

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that with all this stuff oozing out from under the rocks, Milo’s probably not enjoying that honeymoon all that much.

Good. I hope the little bastard’s miserable and his husband leaves him and takes him for all he’s got.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:17:05pm

re: #183 Kragar

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And this is supposed to be Trump’s “gatekeeper.”

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:18:19pm

re: #182 HappyWarrior

To me, the most disturbing thing is the mainstreaming of these assholes. Spencer was literally at the RNC. His protege, Miller is a key WH aide. These guys aren’t going away when Trump leaves guys. They’re part of the GOP apparatus now and they’re going to be for a very long time.

This is what a party that is rapidly transitioning from proto-fascism to fascism looks like.

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jaunte  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:18:41pm

re: #183 Kragar

The whole Trump administration is like a mishmash of bad bosses that don’t pay any attention to their tech experts.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:19:13pm

re: #187 HappyWarrior

And this is supposed to be Trump’s “gatekeeper.”

Kelly was supposed to be ‘the adult in the room’. Hah.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:19:18pm

re: #188 EPR-radar

This is what a party that is rapidly transitioning from proto-fascism to fascism looks like.

Yes. I mean guys like Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, and the former Dixiecrats were bad enough but these guys are another level.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:19:39pm

And also for the series on Flint, MI. This doesn’t surprise me at all.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:20:07pm

re: #189 jaunte

The whole Trump administration is like a mishmash of bad bosses that don’t pay any attention to their tech experts.

I still remember Trump at one of the debates acting like Barron understood “cyber”. Trump still hasn’t appointed an undersecretary for cybersecurity in DHS by the way.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:21:09pm

Never forget. The ultimate reason why we presently have a grossly unqualified malignant narcissist befouling the white house is because the Koch brothers, the Mercers and their fellow travelers want to pay less in taxes.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:21:14pm

re: #181 Charles Johnson

Milo and the Rage Furby are clearly not getting along.

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He could, like, wear eyeglasses or contact lenses if he can’t see so good.

{Speaking as someone who can’t see anything clearly if it’s more than 6 inches from his uncorrected eyeballs.}

As if I believe anything Milo says.

OTOH, I wouldn’t be surprised if Rage Furby was out to get Milo.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:22:03pm

re: #193 HappyWarrior

I still remember Trump at one of the debates acting like Barron understood “cyber”. Trump still hasn’t appointed an undersecretary for cybersecurity in DHS by the way.

Most of t****’s administration vacancies are from incompetence. This one is deliberate.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:22:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:22:43pm

re: #196 EPR-radar

Most of t****’s administration vacancies are from incompetence. This one is deliberate.

Yep, that one’s a wink and nudge to Vlad saying “Come on boss, help a brother out again.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:24:07pm

re: #195 wheat-dogg

He could, like, wear eyeglasses or contact lenses if he can’t see so good.

{Speaking as someone who can’t see anything clearly if it’s more than 6 inches from his uncorrected eyeballs.}

As if I believe anything Milo says.

OTOH, I wouldn’t be surprised if Rage Furby was out to get Milo.

He acts like he despises Spencer and his movement yet they were at the same karaoke bar. Makes me wonder. To be honest, Milo’s a pathetic little attention whore who thinks he’s so edgy but he’s really a creepy dipshit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:25:09pm

Imagine Nixon and Reagan’s entire administration advisers being Pat Buchanan and there you have the Trump administration.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:25:29pm
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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:25:45pm
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:26:13pm
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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:27:51pm

re: #199 HappyWarrior

He acts like he despises Spencer and his movement yet they were at the same karaoke bar. Makes me wonder. To be honest, Milo’s a pathetic little attention whore who thinks he’s so edgy but he’s really a creepy dipshit.

Milo, Rage Furby, Bannon, and Spencer are all creepy dipshits — the kind of guys who were probably always on the fringes of every social group growing up, and who never got over it.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:28:34pm

re: #203 FormerDirtDart

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:28:52pm

re: #184 ipsos

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that with all this stuff oozing out from under the rocks, Milo’s probably not enjoying that honeymoon all that much.

His poor husband enjoying it less.

Although you assume he denny green’d milo.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:29:53pm

re: #204 wheat-dogg

Milo, Rage Furby, Bannon, and Spencer are all creepy dipshits — the kind of guys who were probably always on the fringes of every social group growing up, and who never got over it.

I look at a lot of their actions as their form of revenge. And it’s why they especially Milo and Spencer try to gravitate towards younger audiences i.e. college kids.

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Citizen K  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:30:08pm

re: #182 HappyWarrior

To me, the most disturbing thing is the mainstreaming of these assholes. Spencer was literally at the RNC. His protege, Miller is a key WH aide. These guys aren’t going away when Trump leaves guys. They’re part of the GOP apparatus now and they’re going to be for a very long time.

Again, this feels like it really is just them exposing what they already were, once they figured out they weren’t going to get punished for it because enough of America really actually loves that shit. Enough to rule by it in perpetuity.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:31:47pm

re: #208 Citizen K

Again, this feels like it really is just them exposing what they already were, once they figured out they weren’t going to get punished for it because enough of America really actually loves that shit. Enough to rule by it in perpetuity.

I know. It’s why I’m sharing your cynicism about where we are as a country.

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jaunte  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:32:01pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:32:04pm

re: #203 FormerDirtDart

This must be because the numbers don’t looks as good as t**** wants them to.

This shit is not normal. The bureaucrats need to get the info out anyway. People with dirt on t**** need to stop being afraid of those goddamn NDAs. Everyone who has a meaningful ability to resist this shit really needs to do so, because too many are some combination of too busy and have too little influence.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:32:09pm

re: #207 HappyWarrior

I look at a lot of their actions as their form of revenge. And it’s why they especially Milo and Spencer try to gravitate towards younger audiences i.e. college kids.

And hopefully not any younger, if you know what I mean.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:32:18pm

re: #203 FormerDirtDart

So we’re hiding facts now? Good to know.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:32:31pm

Me? I find myself disgusted with my own demographic. I’m even more bothered by the fact that people left or right may assume me to be it simply because I’m a straight white guy.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:33:11pm

re: #212 wheat-dogg

And hopefully not any younger, if you know what I mean.

Oh God yeah.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:34:01pm

Okay, guys OT but can someone give me a simple version of what Gamergate is. This thing seems to be the thing that spawned much of this crap.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:34:17pm

re: #212 wheat-dogg

And hopefully not any younger, if you know what I mean.

Milo Y is already on record as having observed pederasts in action and having better things to do than report it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:35:49pm

re: #217 EPR-radar

Milo Y is already on record as having observed pederasts in action and having better things to do than report it.

Which is why CPAC turned on him. I have no illusions. It’s always because he’s gay.They’d turn a blind eye if it was young women.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:36:43pm

re: #216 HappyWarrior

Okay, guys OT but can someone give me a simple version of what Gamergate is. This thing seems to be the thing that spawned much of this crap.

As I understand it, a messy breakup between two people in the gaming media somehow led to this giant outpouring of misogyny because one man had to be a giant flaming asshole and many other men though this was great fun. Kind of like the election of 2016, actually.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:37:01pm

re: #216 HappyWarrior

Okay, guys OT but can someone give me a simple version of what Gamergate is. This thing seems to be the thing that spawned much of this crap.

IIRC a female game reviewer dissed a game, and all hell broke loose.

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jaunte  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:37:09pm

Trump is “deliberately hurting Iowa & Iowans” because he enjoys it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:37:33pm

re: #219 EPR-radar

As I understand it, a messy breakup between two people in the gaming media somehow led to this giant outpouring of misogyny because one man had to be a giant flaming asshole and many other men though this was great fun. Kind of like the election of 2016, actually.

re: #220 wheat-dogg

IIRC a female game reviewer dissed a game, and all hell broke loose.

Thanks guys.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:38:05pm

re: #221 jaunte

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Trump is “deliberately hurting Iowa & Iowans” because he enjoys it.

Still bitter over the fact they preferred Cruz to him in the primary perhaps?

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:38:32pm

re: #221 jaunte

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Trump is” deliberately hurting Iowa & Iowans” because he enjoys it.

It’s how Trump rolls.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:38:37pm

That by the way may be why some of these guys don’t like CCJ. Remember CCJ was on the Cruz bandwagon not the Trump one.

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dangerman  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:39:04pm

re: #213 Patricia Kayden

So we’re hiding facts now? Good to know.

That or just Makin em up

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:39:09pm

re: #222 HappyWarrior

Thanks guys.

It would be perfectly fair to assume that anyone who identifies as a gamergater is the scum of the earth.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:40:49pm

re: #227 EPR-radar

It would be perfectly fair to assume that anyone who identifies as a gamergater is the scum of the earth.

Oh I know. I just never understood how the hell it became the Franz Ferdinand moment for these guys.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:41:37pm

re: #222 HappyWarrior

Thanks guys.

Now I’m not sure about my summary. But there was considerable venom directed at female reviewers, because they were female and therefore unqualified to review games, according to the male basement dwellers.

As you noted, there is considerable overlap among game players, Men’s Right Activists, and white supremacists.

And losers.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:44:57pm

re: #229 wheat-dogg

Now I’m not sure about my summary. But there was considerable venom directed at female reviewers, because they were female and therefore unqualified to review games, according to the male basement dwellers.

As you noted, there is considerable overlap among game players, Men’s Right Activists, and white supremacists.

And losers.

IMO gamergate was an exceptionally malignant internet mob. Its main driver was a large number of men who are apparently tired of being more or less obliged to behave in a civilized manner around women in public and/or in person.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:44:59pm

re: #229 wheat-dogg

Now I’m not sure about my summary. But there was considerable venom directed at female reviewers, because they were female and therefore unqualified to review games, according to the male basement dwellers.

As you noted, there is considerable overlap among game players, Men’s Right Activists, and white supremacists.

And losers.

Well nothing wrong with being a gamer as I’m a gamer myself but there defintiely is this trend in gaming culture that I stay away from.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:45:02pm

re: #201 FormerDirtDart

An acquaintance, a devout Cowboys fan, calls them the Washington Foreskins: “They aren’t just dicks; they’re the part of a dick you cut off and throw away.”

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:45:14pm

re: #225 HappyWarrior

That by the way may be why some of these guys don’t like CCJ. Remember CCJ was on the Cruz bandwagon not the Trump one.

Yup. Rage Furby was practically in love with Ted Cruz until it became clear Cruz was not a winner. Then Furby retconned his support (and his fat bet that Cruz would win the nom) by saying he hedged that bet by wagering on Trump. And then he was in love with Trump all the way.

{ew}

Chuckie is full of shit, and everyone who has worked with him knows it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:46:29pm

Okay now I remember. Zoe Quinn developed a video game that got positive attention and her ex suggested that one of the reviewers did because she slept with him and it all sort of spiraled from there including harassment of Zoe. Jesus Christ. These guys are LOSERS.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:46:42pm

re: #231 HappyWarrior

Well nothing wrong with being a gamer as I’m a gamer myself but there defintiely is this trend in gaming culture that I stay away from.

I wasn’t intending to label all gamers as losers, etc. But the intersection of those Venn bubbles is remarkable. I’m sure psychologists and sociologists have studied it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:47:06pm

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

An acquaintance, a devout Cowboys fan, calls them the Washington Foreskins: “They aren’t just dicks; they’re the part of a dick you cut off and throw away.”

I have a lot of Skins fans in my family including some liberal ones who refuse to accept the name’s racist.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:47:20pm

re: #235 wheat-dogg

I wasn’t intending to label all gamers as losers, etc. But the intersection of those Venn bubbles is remarkable. I’m sure psychologists and sociologists have studied it.

Oh gotcha. Just wanted to clarify heh.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:47:32pm

re: #234 HappyWarrior

Okay now I remember. Zoe Quinn developed a video game that got positive attention and her ex suggested that one of the reviewers did because she slept with him and it all sort of spiraled from there including harassment of Zoe. Jesus Christ. These guys are LOSERS.

Yeah, that was it. I got the game dev mixed up with the reviewer.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:47:56pm
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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:48:50pm

Mercers were good with Cruz too. That is not an issue likely to cause problems as long as you moved over to the orange POS.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:49:04pm

re: #233 wheat-dogg

Yup. Rage Furby was practically in love with Ted Cruz until it became clear Cruz was not a winner. Then Furby retconned his support (and his fat bet that Cruz would win the nom) by saying he hedged that bet by wagering on Trump. And then he was in love with Trump all the way.

{ew}

Chuckie is full of shit, and everyone who has worked with him knows it.

I do think the main reason is CCJ is well pretty off putting even for shits like Milo and Bannon. Don’t get me wrong. He’s loathsome in his own right but whereas I see those two as master manipulators, I see CCJ as someone who sees the alt right as something he’s desperate to belong to because he was bullied perhaps for being on the spectrum. Just my opinion as the resident Millennial ASD Lizard.

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Kragar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:53:50pm

re: #239 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:54:51pm

This is a long article. I’m reading about Saucier, the former UM Youth for Western Civ guy. When I was an undergrad at GMU and actually right around the time I joined LGF, I remember YWC had a meeting advertised with Tom Tancredo as its speaker. I had heard of YWC since one of my friends had told me about it, same friend who gave me the heads up about the opening here.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:55:06pm
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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:55:47pm

re: #241 HappyWarrior

I do think the main reason is CCJ is well pretty off putting even for shits like Milo and Bannon. Don’t get me wrong. He’s loathsome in his own right but whereas I see those two as master manipulators, I see CCJ as someone who sees the alt right as something he’s desperate to belong to because he was bullied perhaps for being on the spectrum. Just my opinion as the resident Millennial ASD Lizard.

I wonder if he and the Mrs are still together. As I recall, they had bought a house and were expecting a baby, but Rage Furby has been mum about all that for a long time. Charles would know better than I, but I don’t think Chuck has done any of his unhinged home videos since he first got kicked off Facebook.

I used to follow his antics, but decided in January 2016 there were more important things to do. His shtick gets old really fast.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:56:25pm

re: #245 wheat-dogg

I wonder if he and the Mrs are still together. As I recall, they had bought a house and were expecting a baby, but Rage Furby has been mum about all that for a long time. Charles would know better than I, but I don’t think Chuck has done any of his unhinged home videos since he first got kicked off Facebook.

I used to follow his antics, but decided in January 2016 there were more important things to do. His shtick gets old really fast.

I only know what he’s up to through Charles.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 7:58:31pm

re: #244 Charles Johnson

I think Rory’s only problem with the Breitbart story is that the news came out, not that it happened. Republicans are invariably supportive of white supremacy and all other kinds of bigoted shit if they can benefit from it politically while pretending they are not personally guilty.

DF here was a perfect example of that pattern.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:00:31pm

re: #247 EPR-radar

I think Rory’s only problem with the Breitbart story is that the news came out, not that it happened. Republicans are invariably supportive of white supremacy and all other kinds of bigoted shit if they can benefit from it politically while pretending they are not personally guilty.

DF here was a perfect example of that pattern.

DF’s problem would act like he wasn’t part of the right’s continued descent into madness because he would condemn things like Islamaphobia, homophobia, sexism but then he would say he had no choice but to vote GOP. I think for a lot of people, the final straw for him and his character was months after saying he’d never vote for Ted Cruz, he went ahead and voted for him. And then many of y’all on Twitter saw how two faced he was.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:01:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:01:29pm

Man that was a long article. Props Buzzfeed though for that though. Did I mention how much I hate these guys for the damage they’re doing to our society? How they’re poisoning young and impressionable minds?

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:02:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:03:43pm

re: #251 FormerDirtDart

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Uh no Paul. Those guys are all yours but continue to blame Soros for your side being filled with miserable bastards.

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jaunte  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:05:36pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:06:11pm

re: #245 wheat-dogg

I wonder if he and the Mrs are still together. As I recall, they had bought a house and were expecting a baby, but Rage Furby has been mum about all that for a long time. Charles would know better than I, but I don’t think Chuck has done any of his unhinged home videos since he first got kicked off Facebook.

I used to follow his antics, but decided in January 2016 there were more important things to do. His shtick gets old really fast.

I’ve suspected for a while that he’s split up with his wife. It’s just not normal for a brand new father to spend as much time away from home as he has, and he’s said a few things on Facebook that could be taken as evidence.

Since his wife’s family was the source of his money (to begin with, anyway), it’s possible that she decided to make a break from the Furby because he’s clearly involved in a lot of shady dealings and is very likely to end up in serious legal trouble eventually.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:06:28pm

re: #248 HappyWarrior

DF’s problem would act like he wasn’t part of the right’s continued descent into madness because he would condemn things like Islamaphobia, homophobia, sexism but then he would say he had no choice but to vote GOP. I think for a lot of people, the final straw for him and his character was months after saying he’d never vote for Ted Cruz, he went ahead and voted for him. And then many of y’all on Twitter saw how two faced he was.

There were also those moments where the mask slipped and DF would approve of the most astonishingly horrible shit if done by others on Team (R) to help Team (R) ‘win’. That’s why I ended up deciding that all DF’s protestations that he personally was not a bigot were lies. He just didn’t want to be seen as being a bigot, and figured, correctly for the most part, that not being blatantly offensive and issuing a few condemnations would let the charade continue.

I wouldn’t pick on him like this, except this is the pattern for every damn Republican in the country who is not a blatant bigot. They are all ‘good Germans’ with respect to the extremist shit in the GOP.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:08:16pm

re: #255 EPR-radar

There were also those moments where the mask slipped and DF would approve of the most astonishingly horrible shit if done by others on Team (R) to help Team (R) ‘win’. That’s why I ended up deciding that all DF’s protestations that he personally was not a bigot were lies. He just didn’t want to be seen as being a bigot, and figured, correctly for the most part, that not being blatantly offensive and issuing a few condemnations would let the charade continue.

I wouldn’t pick on him like this, except this is the pattern for every damn Republican in the country who is not a blatant bigot. They are all ‘good Germans’ with respect to the extremist shit in the GOP.

We’d see his true colors when things like past foreign policy issues would be discussed. He showed no empathy for the people of Iran or Latin America who were negatively impacted by our FP. But yeah the moments where the mask slipped. He was frustrating. I imagine he’s all aboard the Trump wagon now since we, the probably only politically moderating influence he had is gone from his life.

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:08:53pm

As a New York Mets fan I am happy to announce that the Cleveland Indians just defeated the New York Yankees, 4-0, in Game 1 of the best of five American League Division Series

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:09:54pm

re: #253 jaunte

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I can’t even. How many more of these have to happen?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:10:10pm

re: #257 FormerDirtDart

As a New York Mets fan I am happy to announce that the Cleveland Indians just defeated the New York Yankees, 4-0, in Game 1 of the best of five American League Division Series

Go Tribe! Astros beat the Sox too.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:11:32pm

There are two kinds of Republicans:
1) proud bigots
2) closeted bigots

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Kragar  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:12:03pm
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jaunte  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:13:47pm
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meteor  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:13:58pm

re: #261 Kragar

Holy shit.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:14:01pm

re: #244 Charles Johnson

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Breitbart had zero problems editing a video in order to get a Black woman fired from Federal employment. He wasn’t a good guy.

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meteor  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:14:25pm

re: #257 FormerDirtDart

Amin.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:16:00pm

re: #262 jaunte

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Oh fuck you very much. And Hey Ed, try to run from Trump now, you miserable coward.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:16:17pm

re: #264 Patricia Kayden

Breitbart had zero problems editing a video in order to get a Black woman fired from Federal employment. He wasn’t a good guy.

Terrible guy.

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:16:27pm

re: #254 Charles Johnson

I’ve suspected for a while that he’s split up with his wife. It’s just not normal for a brand new father to spend as much time away from home as he has, and he’s said a few things on Facebook that could be taken as evidence.

Since his wife’s family was the source of his money (to begin with, anyway), it’s possible that she decided to make a break from the Furby because he’s clearly involved in a lot of shady dealings and is very likely to end up in serious legal trouble eventually.

I would imagine his quixotic attempts to sue Twitter, Facebook and Gawker, and the constant traveling around the world would get old really fast. And WeSearchr is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:17:17pm

re: #262 jaunte

I see those dumb ads trying desperately to link Northam to MS-13 all the time and just roll my eyes. I hope Northam beats Gillespie’s behind in November.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:18:03pm

re: #269 Patricia Kayden

I see those dumb ads trying desperately to link Northam to MS-13 all the time and just roll my eyes. I hope Northam beats Gillespie’s behind in November.

Me too. Gillespie is a world class pandering asshole. He’s not a true believer like that nutcase Stewart was but that’s exactly why he shouldn’t win.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:19:27pm

re: #264 Patricia Kayden

Breitbart had zero problems editing a video in order to get a Black woman fired from Federal employment. He wasn’t a good guy.

Breitbart was just a Republican ratfucker. He ended up being notorious because he was better at it than most, but he was just one of many verminous types in that party.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:20:02pm

re: #251 FormerDirtDart

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Odd thing to say especially when it is well known that the white supremacists in Arizona politics are all members of the Republican party.

(e.g. Russell Pearce, Joe Arpaio)

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:21:32pm

re: #251 FormerDirtDart

So? Trump supported the White Supremacists in several tweets and speeches. That’s a fact. Soros as the boogeyman is old and played out.

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Kragar  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:23:08pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:24:20pm

re: #274 Kragar

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And sometimes people do one thing with one hand and one with another. I’m left handed but I’m a right handed baseball hitter. But yeah the side literally means nothing.

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Kragar  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:25:48pm

re: #275 HappyWarrior

And sometimes people do one thing with one hand and one with another. I’m left handed but I’m a right handed baseball hitter.

I’ve heard that on some rare occasions, pens might roll, or people might pick up and put down items in different places

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majii  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:26:51pm

re: #184 ipsos

“I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that with all this stuff oozing out from under the rocks, Milo’s probably not enjoying that honeymoon all that much.”

From my POV, Milo seems to think others are stupid. He’s invested a large amount of his time aligning himself with white nationalists and pushing their agenda, and he now wants us to believe he’s not a racist? The last part of his non-denial denial pissed me off. He seems to think that because he married a black guy, he can’t be called a racist. If he would spend a couple hours reading America’s history of slavery, he’d know it’s entirely possible to have sex with black persons and still be a racist. Hell, some slave-owners not only had sex with enslaved black females, but also, if those females got pregnant, they sold their own offspring into slavery to make a buck. I’ve never understood some Americans’ love affair with foreigners like Putin, and other foreigners like Nigel Farage and Milo that come here and work to tear our democracy apart, turn us against each other and get well-compensated while doing it.

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EPR-radar  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:28:07pm

re: #274 Kragar

Odds are the Las Vegas shooting is going to come down to something like “A gun nut was feeling mean one month and decided to use his arsenal for entertainment.”

Preemptive right wing CT bullshit is already all over the internet because if this ends up being the fact pattern, it’s really not good for gun nuts. The most obvious response would be to eliminate arsenals of operational weapons, because who the fuck needs that? Doing that would clearly have limited the ability of the Las Vegas shooter to inflict death/damage.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:28:10pm

re: #253 jaunte

Wow. It just keeps happening and cops keep getting away with it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:30:58pm

re: #279 Patricia Kayden

Wow. It just keeps happening and cops keep getting away with it.

IT was tough to watch. This was an execution pure and simple. Yet it will be difficult to indicate the cop let alone convict him. Just another name. And it’s another reason to kneel.

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ipsos  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:31:44pm

Any update on Stonekettle v. Facebook?

That bullshit really pissed me off when I started reading about it earlier.

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Kragar  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:32:29pm

Its always a good day when I can make a Triumvirate remark

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:38:21pm

I mean, what if we’re all just like, brains in jars?

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wheat-dogg  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:42:00pm

re: #283 Ace-o-aces

I mean, what if we’re all just like, brains in jars?

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It’s all just a really bad dream, as we lie in our pods in a big building somewhere.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:42:27pm

re: #213 Patricia Kayden

So we’re hiding facts now? Good to know.

Yup. tick tock fascism.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:45:01pm

re: #283 Ace-o-aces

I mean, what if we’re all just like, brains in jars?

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I hate these people. I really fucking do.

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:47:38pm

re: #283 Ace-o-aces

Nice work getting the WokenSlave to double and triple down.

“It might have happened, I’m just sayin’…”

Fuckin’ ghouls these people are.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:52:52pm

I swear after every tragedy. There are assholes on Twitter to deny it happened.

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majii  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:54:56pm

re: #279 Patricia Kayden

“Wow. It just keeps happening and cops keep getting away with it.”

GA law enforcement officials killed a white guy in his home here in Paulding County GA yesterday. Their story is that they went there to serve a narcotics warrant, burst into the home, descended the stairs to the basement where Danny Hammett was standing with a “black object” in his hand. They asked no questions and began shooting. After they got to where Mr. Hammett was lying injured, they told the media he had a stun gun. His son has accused them of killing an innocent man. Clyde Hammett said there was no weapon in his dad’s house, and that law enforcement officials didn’t find any kind of weapon in his dad’s hand or near him when they went into the basement. Also, there were no drugs anywhere on the premises. There was a similar incident to this one that occurred in a town about 30 miles from where I live a few years ago. Cops got a “tip” from an informant, busted into a guy’s house, saw him holding a weapon and shot him dead. It turns out the informant had a beef with the homeowner who was a building contractor. Police officers searched the house, found no drugs, and none of them were held responsible for his death. They all walked, including the chief of police who was a part of the “drug raid.” This guy was white, too. I”m sick of out-of-control, fear-filled, trigger-happy law enforcement officers killing our citizens and never being held responsible for doing it. I believe in law and order, but I also believe in prosecuting and convicting cops who kill when they don’t have to.

wsbtv.com

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retired cynic  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:57:41pm

re: #289 majii

out-of-control, fear-filled, trigger-happy law enforcement officers

That sums it right up.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:57:55pm

re: #289 majii

“Wow. It just keeps happening and cops keep getting away with it.”

GA law enforcement officials killed a white guy in his home here in Paulding County GA yesterday. Their story is that they went there to serve a narcotics warrant, burst into the home, descended the stairs to the basement where Danny Hammett was standing with a “black object” in his hand. They asked no questions and began shooting. After they got to where Mr. Hammett was lying injured, they told the media he had a stun gun. His son has accused them of killing an innocent man. Clyde Hammett said there was no weapon in his dad’s house, and that law enforcement officials didn’t find any kind of weapon in his dad’s hand or near him when they went into the basement. Also, there were no drugs anywhere on the premises. There was a similar incident to this one that occurred in a town about 30 miles from where I live a few years ago. Cops got a “tip” from an informant, busted into a guy’s house, saw him holding a weapon and shot him dead. It turns out the informant had a beef with the homeowner who was a building contractor. Police officers searched the house, found no drugs, and none of them were held responsible for his death. They all walked, including the chief of police who was a part of the “drug raid.” This guy was white, too. I”m sick of out-of-control, fear-filled, trigger-happy law enforcement officers killing our citizens and never being held responsible for doing it. I believe in law and order, but I also believe in prosecuting and convicting cops who kill when they don’t have to.

wsbtv.com

It’s a big problem.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 8:59:18pm

re: #290 retired cynic

That sums it right up.

It does and what’s upsetting is if you bring it up, you get accused of hating cops or not thinking there should be leo. I don’t think it’s too much to ask that cops be less trigger happy.

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:01:14pm

People from all over the country have been paying respects to ‘Flee’ - as he was known - on Facebook. No word on when or where the service will be, either Steamboat or his hometown of San Clemente. The former, I can go, the latter, I can’t. Up to the family.

He was an *old-school* telemark skier who’d been to too many rock concerts and probably drank too much and did too many drugs. Still, he was very warmhearted and was always looking for a reason to smile.

His demise is so heartbreaking. He was alone, outdoors, in a snowstorm, and he had a full vial of sleeping pills…

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:05:05pm

Tweet from last night. Still applies tonight.

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retired cynic  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:06:30pm

re: #294 teleskiguy

Tweet from last night. Still applies tonight.

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I can tell. Your posts are different. You take care of yourself!

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Ace-o-aces  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:06:50pm

re: #287 teleskiguy

Nice work getting the WokenSlave to double and triple down.

“It might have happened, I’m just sayin’…”

Fuckin’ ghouls these people are.

Yes, he won’t believe anyone died until he can personally inspect the death certificates, but he’s quite certain there was an ad for “crisis actors” back in August.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:07:33pm

re: #268 wheat-dogg

I would imagine his quixotic attempts to sue Twitter, Facebook and Gawker, and the constant traveling around the world would get old really fast. And WeSearchr is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

I’m going to be great bitch, I’m going to be great!

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:07:42pm

re: #296 Ace-o-aces

Yes, he won’t believe anyone died until he can personally inspect the death certificates, but he’s quite certain there was an ad for “crisis actors” back in August.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:08:22pm

re: #296 Ace-o-aces

Yes, he won’t believe anyone died until he can personally inspect the death certificates, but he’s quite certain there was an ad for “crisis actors” back in August.

If I believed in God especially a vengeful one, I’d hope for Alex Jones to get some kind of punishment for fostering this mindset in people.

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:10:38pm

re: #295 retired cynic

I can tell. Your posts are different fewer. You take care of yourself!

I think this is more accurate. And thank you for the well wishes. I got plans with my mountain bike this weekend, so…that should help, methinks.

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retired cynic  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:11:43pm

re: #300 teleskiguy

I think this is more accurate. And thank you for the well wishes. I got plans with my mountain bike this weekend, so…that should help, methinks.

Yes, to both!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:12:22pm

True story. One of my ASD obsessions was serial killers. I wanted to be a FBI profiler like you see in the movies. But I couldn’t fit a criminal justice class into my junior year schedule and that was that. Probably for the best. I’m a little emotional. Studying serial killers would probably impact me emotionally. Guess the point is I definitely don’t hate cops but I think they should be held accountable and even held st a higher standard.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:14:44pm

re: #290 retired cynic

That sums it right up.

Drug test them immediately for steroids.

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:16:01pm

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Stanley Sea  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:17:33pm

re: #304 teleskiguy

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Talking about killer cops, not athletes who made $

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:19:22pm

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:19:51pm

Oh Lord. Sigh.

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:21:42pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:22:00pm

To me, there seems to be a wide range of problems. Cops looking the other way the whole blue shield, prosecutorial reluctance to indict cops, the increased militarization of police departments, cops possibly bring on steroids, poor training, and there’s a lot more too.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:24:07pm

re: #309 HappyWarrior

Yep. Systemic. Very hard to root out without some serious and affirmative work.

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BeachDem  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:26:55pm

re: #199 HappyWarrior

He acts like he despises Spencer and his movement yet they were at the same karaoke bar. Makes me wonder. To be honest, Milo’s a pathetic little attention whore who thinks he’s so edgy but he’s really a creepy dipshit.

What kind of status does Milo have in the US? I know he’s not a citizen. Can’t we just deport his sorry ass as an undesirable?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:27:38pm

re: #310 JordanRules

Yep. Systemic. Very hard to root out without some serious and affirmative work.

The biggest thing that needs to happen imo is for police departments to acknowledge the problem rather than victim blaming or attacking police criticism.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:28:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:29:07pm

re: #311 BeachDem

What kind of status does Milo have in the US? I know he’s not a citizen. Can’t we just deport his sorry ass as an undesirable?

I imagine he has a work visa. As for deportation not gonna happen with El Douche. I’d find it funny as hell if that happened though given how he attacks non white immigrants.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:34:18pm

re: #312 HappyWarrior

The biggest thing that needs to happen imo is for police departments to acknowledge the problem rather than victim blaming or attacking police criticism.

And of course the biggest challenge is to get them to even start to acknowledge that. I mean, that’s the whole point behind the anthem protests and …yeah.

Speaking of, I knelt as best I could at the sportspuck game last night. It consisted of putting a knee on the back of the chair in front of me, sort of a half-kneel (and an excellent workout for the legs), but the symbolism was I think clear without trying to kneel in the very teeny space I had available in a very steep arena seating setting.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:37:13pm

re: #315 klys (maker of Silmarils)

And of course the biggest challenge is to get them to even start to acknowledge that. I mean, that’s the whole point behind the anthem protests and …yeah.

Speaking of, I knelt as best I could at the sportspuck game last night. It consisted of putting a knee on the back of the chair in front of me, sort of a half-kneel (and an excellent workout for the legs), but the symbolism was I think clear without trying to kneel in the very teeny space I had available in a very steep arena seating setting.

Yep. And man I must say the police unions aren’t helping. I know they’re supposed to defend members but the way they attack criticism of police misconduct is making things worse.

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BeachDem  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:38:29pm

re: #241 HappyWarrior

I do think the main reason is CCJ is well pretty off putting even for shits like Milo and Bannon. Don’t get me wrong. He’s loathsome in his own right but whereas I see those two as master manipulators, I see CCJ as someone who sees the alt right as something he’s desperate to belong to because he was bullied perhaps for being on the spectrum. Just my opinion as the resident Millennial ASD Lizard.

Other than Rage Furby saying he is on the spectrum when he wants to excuse his obnoxious behavior, do we really even know that he is? Also, do we really know that he was ever bullied, other than his bemoaning being a scholarship student at Milton Academy?

I mean, it doesn’t really matter—he’s a total piece of shit anyway—just curious.

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Interesting Times  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:38:53pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:41:33pm

re: #317 BeachDem

Other than Rage Furby saying he is on the spectrum when he wants to excuse his obnoxious behavior, do we really even know that he is? Also, do we really know that he was ever bullied, other than his bemoaning being a scholarship student at Milton Academy?

I mean, it doesn’t really matter—he’s a total piece of shit anyway—just curious.

Good points. And no it doesn’t matter but I’m trying to find insight into why he seems despised even by people like Bannon and Milo. Then again it could be as simple as personality conflicts.

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TedStriker  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:43:05pm

re: #318 Interesting Times

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For someone who fashions himself as a Rohm-type figure, Milo sure seems to ignore what actually happened to Rohm (which is to end up very, very dead in a purge over internal power struggles).

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:43:13pm

re: #318 Interesting Times

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He’s a racist and I’m sick of the denial he is.

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BeachDem  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:45:17pm

re: #252 HappyWarrior

Uh no Paul. Those guys are all yours but continue to blame Soros for your side being filled with miserable bastards.

If we’re known by the company we keep—

He was endorsed by Sarah Palin and three Arizona county sheriffs: Maricopa County sheriff, Joe Arpaio, Coconino County sheriff, Joe Richards, and Pinal County sheriff, Paul Babeu.

And all I can think of is

Little Shop of Horrors - Dentist Song

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:49:38pm

re: #320 TedStriker

For someone who fashions himself as a Rohm-type figure, Milo sure seems to ignore what actually happened to Rohm (which is to end up very, very dead).

He thinks he’s different. I’ll predict now but Milo will be irrelevant to the wingnut movement sooner than later and I expect that will make him even more outlandish.

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austin_blue  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:52:06pm

Here’s an idea.

Guns don’t kill people. Bullets kill people.

If you have a magazine containing 100 bullets, and you have a bump stock, you can quickly shoot 100 bullets into a crowd of people with your legal semi-automatic battle rifle. I used to have one when I was in the Air Force. It was an HK91, a civilian version of the H&K G3. I had a local gunsmith convert it to full auto and registered it and paid the tax on it for twenty years until I sold it.

You can also do that if have a legally owned, registered, tax-paid machine gun, like I did.

I suppose we could outlaw bullets, or regulate them so that 5.56 mm or 7.62 bullets are outlawed and 5.62 and 7.68 were the only legal rifle rounds you could legally buy, but that will never happen. Those bullets would blow up your existing gun in you face. The sunk cost of gun owner’s investments would never allow it without a buy-back program. And we’ve got a bazillion guns in this country.

But here is a cheap as shit option. Limit guns, clips and magazines to eight rounds and make possesion of larger clips and magazines a felony with a statutorily dictated sentence of five years in a Federal Gray Bar Motel, with no exceptions for “collectors”.

If you’ve got a gun, a clip or a magazine that can contain more than eight rounds, you go to prison for five years, period. This includes cops, SWAT teams and everyone else in the country.

Like my Da always told me, “If you can’t hit it in two shots, you aren’t doing it right.” (Typical Marine, wasn’t he?)

We beat the Nazi’s with M1-A-1 Garand, which had an eight shot en-bloc clip. If that doesn’t meet the the needs of the NRA, they need to fuck right off, and then keep fucking off until they get back to where they started. Where they should fuck right off again.

It’s not the bullets, it’s the throughput. If you have to to keep reloading every time you pull the trigger eight times, or have an eight-shot machine gun, people get to
run away and you don’t get to shoot six hundred people in nine minutes for Dog’s sake.

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 9:57:07pm
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BeachDem  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:01:33pm

re: #319 HappyWarrior

Good points. And no it doesn’t matter but I’m trying to find insight into why he seems despised even by people like Bannon and Milo. Then again it could be as simple as personality conflicts.

Or it could be that in a gathering of assholes, the biggest asshole stands out…or that assholes hate when other assholes make them look even more assholy than usual…or it could be that he really smells bad (he looks like he smells bad). I am tired.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:01:35pm
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BeachDem  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:07:00pm

re: #327 JordanRules

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That article made me want to hurl. Can you imagine a story about any murderous asshole who wasn’t a white guy including stuff like:

He sent cookies to his 89-year-old mother in Florida, and he treated his youngest brother and nephew to $1,000 dinners in Las Vegas, the brother said.

or

“Steve took care of the people he loved,” Eric Paddock said, sobbing outside his home this week. “The people he loved, he took care of.”

Gag me with a spork.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:07:10pm

Lre: #326 BeachDem

Or it could be that in a gathering of assholes, the biggest asshole stands out…or that assholes hate when other assholes make them look even more assholy than usual…or it could be that he really smells bad (he looks like he smells bad). I am tired.

Ha I bet he does stink.

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teleskiguy  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:09:47pm

“fighting for”

Jesus fucking christ in a sidecar.

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TedStriker  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:10:55pm

re: #328 BeachDem

That article made me want to hurl. Can you imagine a story about any murderous asshole who wasn’t a white guy including stuff like:

He sent cookies to his 89-year-old mother in Florida, and he treated his youngest brother and nephew to $1,000 dinners in Las Vegas, the brother said.

or

“Steve took care of the people he loved,” Eric Paddock said, sobbing outside his home this week. “The people he loved, he took care of.”

Gag me with a spork.

No, if Paddock was black, brown, or heaven forbid, a Muslim, the press would be crucifying him to no end.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:12:02pm

re: #330 teleskiguy

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“fighting for”

Jesus fucking christ in a sidecar.

Neither he or Gillespie know anything about MS-13.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:12:45pm

re: #331 TedStriker

No, if Paddock was black, brown, or heaven forbid, a Muslim, the press would be crucifying him to no end.

And FNC would be demanding that representatives of his race “do” something.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:13:16pm

What kind of ignorant take is this? It’s ignorant in hundreds of ways which, many of the replies point out. Just pathetic.

Fuck you Frank.

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austin_blue  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:15:14pm

re: #328 BeachDem

That article made me want to hurl. Can you imagine a story about any murderous asshole who wasn’t a white guy including stuff like:

He sent cookies to his 89-year-old mother in Florida, and he treated his youngest brother and nephew to $1,000 dinners in Las Vegas, the brother said.

or

“Steve took care of the people he loved,” Eric Paddock said, sobbing outside his home this week. “The people he loved, he took care of.”

Gag me with a spork.

He was a stone cold killer. Full stop. If his guns had kept working, he would have shot off his remaining 1,200 rounds. Talk about White Privelage…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:15:34pm

re: #334 JordanRules

What kind of ignorant take is this? It’s ignorant in hundreds of ways which, many of the replies point out. Just pathetic.

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Fuck you Frank.

Sigh.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:16:42pm

re: #335 austin_blue

He was a stone cold killer. Full stop. If his guns had kept working, he would have shot off his remaining 1,200 rounds. Talk about White Privelage…

Yep. And people still refuse to acknowledge it.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:18:34pm

re: #328 BeachDem

It’s lazy and dangerous. When your bias is the primary and reflexive basis for your framing you get shallow, lazy work that does nothing to elevate understanding and discourse.

It’s just so damn glaring these days!

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:21:16pm

Pro-Life Congressman Quits to Spend More Time Begging Girlfriends to Have Abortions (goes to Wonkette)

Representative Tim Murphy has resigned from Congress.

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JordanRules  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:31:33pm

Goddamnet.
Twice in 2 years.

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sagehen  Oct 5, 2017 • 10:31:40pm

re: #191 HappyWarrior

Yes. I mean guys like Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, and the former Dixiecrats were bad enough but these guys are another level.

They at least have the excuse that Jesse Helms was born in 1921 (North Carolina), Strom Thurmond in 1902 (South Carolina), they were both well into middle age before Civil Rights was a real thing.

People born in the 1980’s have no such excuse.


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