The Bob Cesca Show: Big Ball of Bitchiness

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

Big Ball of Bitchiness: Not Safe For Work; Buzz Burbank is here today; Bob’s experiences in the Santa Rosa Fires; We didn’t need Trump here; Trump’s press conference with Mitch McConnell; Trump lies about writing to families of killed Green Berets; The Benghazi Factor; McConnell and Trump on the steps; Trump’s adult daycare; The truth about Sputnik; and much more.

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235 comments

1
whitebeach  Oct 17, 2017 • 3:28:19pm

So often last or near last on a thread, thought I’d take a shot at first for once.

Oh, and fuck the Trumps, all of ‘em, Katie, and all their works.

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EPR-radar  Oct 17, 2017 • 3:38:37pm

Any thread can be improved by starting with: Fuck Trump and all his works, forever, sideways with a rake.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 3:41:11pm

re: #2 EPR-radar

Any thread can be improved by starting with: Fuck Trump and all his works, forever, sideways with a rake.

And for the rest, I hold that Donald Trump can go fuck himself with a rusty spork.

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makeitstop  Oct 17, 2017 • 3:58:57pm

I hope Spicey is damned miserable right now.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 17, 2017 • 3:59:30pm

A Polluted River Runs Through It

#republicanamovie

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 3:59:32pm

This son of a bitch.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:02:33pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

This son of a bitch.

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Shorter Trump: She deserved it, she was asking for it.

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JordanRules  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:03:00pm

The Hurt Locker Up

#republicanamovie

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Mike Lamb  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:03:37pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

This son of a bitch.

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This fire is the result of delivering a product that I could set on fire.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:03:44pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

A Polluted River Runs Through It

#republicanamovie

Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Hate the Gay

#republicanamovie

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:04:00pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

This son of a bitch.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:04:53pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

This son of a bitch.

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The bigger problem is that this patently self-evident bullshit will be swallowed completely (with a request for seconds) by far too many people that will vote.

It’s straight up abusive relationship tactics—why do you make me do this to you???

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ObserverArt  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:06:12pm

Description for a Trump news conference: There was shit coming out of his mouth, shit coming out of his, wherever…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:06:57pm

re: #12 Mike Lamb

The bigger problem is that this patently self-evident bullshit will be swallowed completely (with a request for seconds) by far too many people that will vote.

It’s straight up abusive relationship tactics—why do you make me do this to you???

See my #7 upthread.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:07:00pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:07:24pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

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Don’t feed the troll, Charles.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:08:04pm
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ObserverArt  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:08:10pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

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Trumphenge.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:10:19pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

premiums is the fault of

the republican approach to problem solving: blame it on somebody else. all done!

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Decatur Deb  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:10:20pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

BORDER WALL prototypes underway!

That should stop los Mexicanos mas gordos.

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William Lewis  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:11:22pm

OT: Jerb stuff

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petesh  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:13:00pm

re: #18 ObserverArt

Trumphenge.

Perfect.

Not really related except in my head: There used to be a Washington State pot shop with the excellent name Stonehenge cannabis. It was near a moderately absurd replica of the British monument, but I hear it has gone out of business. First pot shop I ever entered. Sob.

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JordanRules  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:17:06pm
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KGxvi  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:18:20pm

This latest CNN poll is a doozy…

As you may know, Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House. Do you have more confidence in President Trump to deal with the major issues facing the country today, or more confidence in the Republicans in Congress to deal with those issues?

Trump: 30
Congressional Republicans: 47
Neither (vol): 17

Democrats are leading the generic ballot 51-37, which is where they were in 2006.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:18:44pm

Hmmmm. I think there are several messages here.

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whitebeach  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:19:16pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

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Those featureless gray concrete slabs look strangely familiar. Soviet architecture circa 1960s?

If, and it’s still a big if, this sick wall is ever built, I hope I’m still alive to see the day it’s torn down, with any luck from both sides but from either side alone is fine too. It would be nice, though, if someone thinks to save a few slabs with graffiti on them, such as “Pinche Gringo Culo Trump.” Again, I don’t really care which side the graffiti come from.

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gocart mozart  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:23:30pm

Is this the new Pizzagate? Don’t read the comments.

Mystery as Vegas police stop news conferences on massacre, call wounded guard a ‘victim’

foxnews.com

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451_Montag  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:27:48pm

Republican movies?

Natural Born Assholes
Forced Birth of a Nation
Not Coming to America

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gocart mozart  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:31:13pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:31:21pm

WUT

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stpaulbear  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:33:18pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ✔@Green_Footballs
Replying to @realDonaldTrump
Wow! Concrete slabs! The most beautiful concrete slabs ever made. Nobody can build concrete slabs like you.

I’d like to see what those prototype walls look like if someone takes an earth mover to them. It’s not like crime bosses wouldn’t have access to heavy equipment…

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:34:38pm

There are STILL eminent domain lawsuits in the courts from the added fencing law in 2006.

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gocart mozart  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:35:14pm

re: #28 451_Montag

Republican movies?

Natural Born Assholes
Forced Birth of a Nation
Not Coming to America

No Country For Orange Man
The Big Sick POTUS
Animal House and Senate and Executive Branch

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:36:16pm

heh

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plansbandc  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:36:59pm

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:37:16pm

Orange Goofus disses The Bible (2 Corinthians are pissed!)

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:38:20pm

re: #28 451_Montag

Republican movies?

Natural Born Assholes
Forced Birth of a Nation
Not Coming to America

Raging Bullshit.
Sixteen Scandals.
Citizen Pain.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:38:59pm

re: #34 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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My dad was making a big deal of this on the phone. I had to hold myself back from saying that the economy is succeeding despite Trump, not because of him.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:39:13pm

re: #37 Ace Rothstein

Raging Bullshit.
Sixteen Scandals.
Citizen Pain.

To Have Not and Have Not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:39:18pm

jeebus, he is really wound up today.
(my guess is that he’s still pissed about learning the Greek PM once compared him to Mussolini)

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:40:34pm

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, he is really wound up today.
(my guess is that he’s still pissed about learning the Greek PM once compared him to Mussolini)

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[Narrator voice] “every word of it was true.”

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:43:12pm

re: #39 Decatur Deb

To Have Not and Have Not.

Conception.
The Orange, The Fat, & The Ugly.
The Lying King.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:44:34pm

what in the utter fuck

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:45:30pm

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

Orange Goofus disses The Bible (2 Corinthians are pissed!)

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No Magna Carta? Who am I kidding…

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:47:55pm

Trump fans are such lovely people.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:51:18pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Trump fans are such lovely people.

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Let me guess: He’s a “nice guy” who “finishes last”.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:52:22pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Trump fans are such lovely people.

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Pretty sure that’s a bot, not a “person”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:52:48pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Trump fans are such lovely people.

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Yeah Trump’s a “real man”, that’s why he never takes responsibility for anything and cries like a child when he gets made fun of. Trump fans are not only assholes, they’re delusional about what a manbaby they support.

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makeitstop  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:53:01pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

Trump fans are such lovely people.

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This dope probably thinks Trump built those concrete slabs all by himself.

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whitebeach  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:55:29pm

More Republican movies:

The Stink

2017: A Space Odyssey

No adjustment needed: From Russia with Love

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Dave In Austin  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:55:57pm

re: #46 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s supposedly a she…. reported and blocked

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:56:36pm

re: #51 Dave In Austin

It’s supposedly a she…. reported and blocked

I didn’t see the picture or profile, just going by the name. Still betting if it is a real person, it’s a male. Just sayin’.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:58:02pm

re: #52 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I thing it’s that slob in the “Fuck Your Feeling” t-shirt

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Decatur Deb  Oct 17, 2017 • 4:59:50pm

Good news from Fox that is probably not true:

Fox News Senate poll: Doug Jones, Roy Moore are tied

al.com

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:02:56pm

re: #54 Decatur Deb

Good news from Fox that is probably not true:

Fox News Senate poll: Doug Jones, Roy Moore are tied

al.com

Fake poll, means Jones is probably down by 8.

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Decatur Deb  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:03:54pm

re: #55 Ace Rothstein

Fake poll, means Jones is probably down by 8.

That’s where he was a week ago, and we took that for good news.

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Ghost of the Mare Island Mud Puppy  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:07:04pm

WTF?????

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TedStriker  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:08:00pm

re: #54 Decatur Deb

Good news from Fox that is probably not true:

Fox News Senate poll: Doug Jones, Roy Moore are tied

al.com

re: #55 Ace Rothstein

Fake poll, means Jones is probably down by 8.

re: #56 Decatur Deb

That’s where he was a week ago, and we took that for good news.

When GOP house pollster Rasmussen says Jones and Moore are tied, I’ll be more apt to believe it, because that’ll mean that Jones is really ahead of Moore.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:10:59pm

re: #57 Bubblehead II

WTF?????

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Trump’s Amerikkka.

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William Lewis  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:11:10pm
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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:11:37pm

re: #58 TedStriker

Correct. In 2012, Rasmussen said Romney was going to win 300+ electoral votes.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:22:10pm

I have a little issue with this Politico title:

“Trump invokes death of John Kelly’s son in furor over calls to fallen soldiers”

If this were about calls to dead soldiers it wouldn’t really be an issue because the dead are hardly in a position to respond.

politico.com

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lawhawk  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:28:07pm

re: #57 Bubblehead II

Trump didn’t give a shit and delayed sending USNS Comfort. He’ll now use fact that no one knows how to get to the ship for care as proof it’s not needed. Just you watch.

Reality is that FEMA fucked things up and there’s no clear way to get those who need care they need.

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ObserverArt  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:30:03pm

NBA Sportsball bad news.

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Bass Reeves  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:33:16pm

re: #63 lawhawk

Can someone give me some insight as to *why* FEMA is responding so poorly in this situation? I know that the fish rots from the head and all, but the career civil servants are obviously not performing in their first rodeo (searching for more metaphors to mix). Seriously, Trump isn’t good at this management thing, but the FEMA director was (post-Houston) being lauded as very competent. What the ever loving hell happened?

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:34:24pm

re: #64 ObserverArt

NBA Sportsball bad news.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:34:36pm

re: #65 Bass Reeves

Because the victims are brown people.

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lawhawk  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:36:31pm

re: #65 Bass Reeves

Can someone give me some insight as to *why* FEMA is responding so poorly in this situation? I know that the fish rots from the head and all, but the career civil servants are obviously not performing in their first rodeo (searching for more metaphors to mix). Seriously, Trump isn’t good at this management thing, but the FEMA director was (post-Houston) being lauded as very competent. What the ever loving hell happened?

If you don’t have the personnel available, if you don’t get the resources mobilized, and then you don’t get that communicated up the chain, things will quickly go sideways.

They did. It didn’t take much.

Trump didn’t mobilize sufficient numbers fast enough. The Navy wasn’t mobilized fast enough, and those consequences meant that Puerto Ricans are suffering for it.

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allegro  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:37:59pm

re: #65 Bass Reeves

Can someone give me some insight as to *why* FEMA is responding so poorly in this situation? I know that the fish rots from the head and all, but the career civil servants are obviously not performing in their first rodeo (searching for more metaphors to mix). Seriously, Trump isn’t good at this management thing, but the FEMA director was (post-Houston) being lauded as very competent. What the ever loving hell happened?

That is seeming strange to me as well. Specifically, wouldn’t a hospital ship be equipped with transport boats and stuff?

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Stanley Sea  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:38:23pm
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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:39:05pm

Racist in Chief strikes again:

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:39:26pm

what in the utter fuck

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Belafon  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:39:43pm

Why is Hawaii a state but Puerto Rico isn’t?

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SteelPH  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:41:03pm

re: #73 Belafon

Why is Hawaii a state but Puerto Rico isn’t?

Because brown people.

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lawhawk  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:41:35pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:41:51pm

Maybe he should just stay the fuck away from the loved ones of fallen heroes. Just saying.

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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:42:17pm
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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:42:27pm

The free market war on coal claims 850 more victims; Trump voters hardest hit.
latimes.com

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lawhawk  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:42:41pm

re: #72 The Vicious Babushka

Pushing junk science and total bullshit in official form so that they can justify the coming onslaught of cuts and sabotage of functioning government and govt programs.

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EPR-radar  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:42:56pm

re: #72 The Vicious Babushka

That is truly interesting. The Chamber of Commerce types in the GOP have been for free trade forever, and this looks like a direct challenge to that from the Bannon/Nazi wing of the GOP.

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:44:08pm

The moronic convergence

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:45:24pm

re: #24 KGxvi

This latest CNN poll is a doozy…

Trump: 30
Congressional Republicans: 47
Neither (vol): 17

Democrats are leading the generic ballot 51-37, which is where they were in 2006.

Still way too fucking close, considering everything they’ve done and have tried to do.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:45:39pm

re: #75 lawhawk

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I just

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:46:25pm

re: #64 ObserverArt

NBA Sportsball bad news.

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re: #69 allegro

That is seeming strange to me as well. Specifically, wouldn’t a hospital ship be equipped with transport boats and stuff?

I’d call it a metaphor for what is being done to the ACA, but that belittles the actual suffering on Puerto Rico and the stupidity that this represents.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:47:02pm

re: #30 The Vicious Babushka

WUT

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Ghost of the Mare Island Mud Puppy  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:47:41pm

re: #63 lawhawk

Trump didn’t give a shit and delayed sending USNS Comfort. He’ll now use fact that no one knows how to get to the ship for care as proof it’s not needed. Just you watch.

Reality is that FEMA fucked things up and there’s no clear way to get those who need care they need.

Yep. Instead of pulling out the stops to get people help. FEMA is intentionally throwing road blocks in their way.

I will also point out they aren’t doing much better for the USVI. Wonder why? ////

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Bass Reeves  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:49:23pm

re: #68 lawhawk

Yes, but…Trump is an important figure in this equation, but he doesn’t make the contingency plans, he just approves them. Is Trump’s ignorance enough for this level of incompetence? With Katrina, it was Bush, yes, but it was definitely Brownie and local govt. Obama “succeeded” because of lessons FEMA learned during Katrina, not because he was a gifted emergency management coordinator. Like Allegro said, how the hell does a floating hospital ship not have a plan in place to get patients to it? I sat in Afghanistan with specialists who could arrange loads for helicopter pickup, the logistical problems aren’t new. Bad start, yes, bad 3 weeks later?

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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:49:56pm
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:53:13pm

This critter is definitely confused

Iframe

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Stanley Sea  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:56:41pm

He said it more than once.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:56:54pm

re: #76 The Vicious Babushka

Maybe he should just stay the fuck away from the loved ones of fallen heroes. Just saying.

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“he knew what he signed up for …but when it happens it hurts anyway.”

That’s the full quote.

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Citizen K  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:57:00pm

re: #65 Bass Reeves

re: #68 lawhawk

I would posit that Trump’s sheer unwillingness to staff a lot of the vacancies that opened up in departments all across the Exec. Branch is coming to bear here as well, not just in the State Dept. They may have plenty of lower level workers, but if you don’t have acting leaders giving out the word to mobilize and how to mobilize, then that shit just kind of spins on its wheels.

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Bass Reeves  Oct 17, 2017 • 5:59:30pm

re: #91 Ace Rothstein

I would have gone with, “He died doing what he believed in, and I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. Please, tell me more about LaDavid, I would love to better understand the man you loved.”

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:00:40pm

re: #93 Bass Reeves

I would have gone with, “He died doing what he believed in, and I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. Please, tell me more about LaDavid, I would love to better understand the man you loved.”

Because you’re a human being that has empathy. We’re talking about the prince of fucking darkness.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:00:57pm
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danarchy  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:02:00pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

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I thought it was supposed to be see through?

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lawhawk  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:04:16pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:04:20pm
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Skip Intro  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:04:44pm

re: #96 danarchy

I thought it was supposed to be see through?

Fox will tell their audience it is and they’ll believe them.

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Jay C  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:07:03pm

re: #89 FormerDirtDart

This critter is definitely confused

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But SO adorable!!!!
Upding for swimming kitteh: so cute!!!!

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:10:41pm

re: #93 Bass Reeves

I would have gone with, “He died doing what he believed in, and I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. Please, tell me more about LaDavid, I would love to better understand the man you loved.”

You rest on the side of the empathy spectrum that discerns a human being from an ashtray.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:16:03pm

12 Angry White Men

The Lying King

The English Patient (who has no insurance)

#republicanamovie

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:16:19pm

pre code cartoon w jazz

When you see a sailor boy
Don’t pretend to be so coy
Step right up your ship ahoy and shake your powder puff
If he doesn’t fall for you
Do what any girl would do
Paint your lips a reddish hue and shake your powder puff

dailymotion.com

ok, fans of hot jazz - the trick here is to start w the minor key tonic, Im, and then go to a dominant seventh at the sixth degree before going to the regular dominant, e.g.:

Em - C7 - B7 - Em

so cool!

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whitebeach  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:17:10pm

re: #91 Ace Rothstein

“he knew what he signed up for …but when it happens it hurts anyway.”

That’s the full quote.

I guess we can be thankful the blazing butthole didn’t say something like, “But you remember Benghazi, right? This wasn’t even close.”

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Bass Reeves  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:17:40pm

re: #101 The Ghost of a Flea

Sorta kinda, but like…someone write a script for the man, please?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:18:36pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:19:25pm

Bummer. This looks like a career ending injury.

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Interesting Times  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:19:54pm

Damn, this thread:

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Kilroy was here  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:21:27pm

NFL to allow players to kneel during anthem without penalty
thehill.com

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:22:17pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:23:22pm

re: #110 Charles Johnson

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How long was that transition, anyway? It had to have been at least 2 years or more.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:23:28pm

re: #105 Bass Reeves

Sorta kinda, but like…someone write a script for the man, please?

People put perfectly good, if empty, words on teleprompters for the president all the time. Doesn’t stop him, because he’s not capable of grasping the idea of “appropriate” with an frame of reference other than “what I want, right now.”

Narcissism and low empathy is a messy cocktail.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:24:29pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:25:24pm

JFC

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:26:14pm
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PhillyPretzel  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:26:59pm

re: #114 The Vicious Babushka

Again pointing the finger somewhere else so that the attention is drawn from the uncouth one.

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:28:22pm

re: #109 Kilroy was here

NFL to allow players to kneel during anthem without penalty
thehill.com

Get ready for a Trumpster fire of tweets.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:29:15pm

re: #46 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Let me guess: He’s a “nice guy” who “finishes last”.

Even when he’s alone.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:30:12pm

re: #109 Kilroy was here

NFL to allow players to kneel during anthem without penalty
thehill.com

score one for the first amendment!

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Shropshire Slasher  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:35:47pm

As California burns, here’s what you need to know about fire insurance

Most homeowners insurance policies cover fire damage. But heads-up: That’s not the whole story.

If you live in a high-risk area, such as near a canyon, you may need to pay more for additional coverage. And if, God forbid, a fire has devastated whole communities, such as what we’re seeing now in Northern California, your home-replacement dollars could be stretched thin as costs soar for everything from materials to labor.

“All those commercials about insurance companies offering peace of mind when things like this happen — those are just ads,” said Amy Bach, executive director of United Policyholders, a San Francisco-based advocacy group.

“In reality, insurance policies are written by teams of lawyers, and it can be rough for homeowners,” she said.

Most homeowners insurance covers both your home and all property within. More than 90% of homeowners buy coverage, according to recent estimates, and as many as 40% of renters purchase insurance for their belongings.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:36:09pm

bingo

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William Lewis  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:36:56pm

re: #109 Kilroy was here

NFL to allow players to kneel during anthem without penalty
thehill.com

Be nice if it’s true but I’m not seeing anything on real sports sites. 24 hour rule.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:37:15pm
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stpaulbear  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:39:23pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

When you read her columns in the WaPo there’s usually a sentence or two that reveals that she still wants to cling to her notion of ‘republican’. She’s outraged, but I don’t think she’ll ever become a liberal.

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KGxvi  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:42:10pm

re: #73 Belafon

Why is Hawaii a state but Puerto Rico isn’t?

Hawaii was a territory for about 60 years. Then in the 1950s there was widespread support for statehood. There has never really been widespread support for statehood in Puerto Rico. Usually the population splits evenly between statehood, independence, and the current status. I suspect that will change now, but it is incredibly unclear how the politics in Washington will play out if there is a true consensus for either statehood or independence.

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sagehen  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:44:05pm

re: #73 Belafon

Why is Hawaii a state but Puerto Rico isn’t?

Because WWII.

Having a huge naval base in the middle of the Pacific was crucial; and the Pearl Harbor memorial had to be in a “State”, it wouldn’t do to have it in a “Territory”.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:44:24pm

re: #124 stpaulbear

When you read her columns in the WaPo there’s usually a sentence or two that reveals that she still wants to cling to her notion of ‘republican’. She’s outraged, but I don’t think she’ll ever become a liberal.

If she becomes a conservative-leaning Democrat, that’s good too. We need everyone we can get to fight this Trump nightmare.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:45:08pm

re: #75 lawhawk

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Funny, he always seems to reserve the worst shit-talk for folks of pigmentation.

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Kilroy was here  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:45:51pm

re: #122 William Lewis
Free speech activist: NFL, NFLPA meetings a ‘rejection’ of Trump’s divisiveness

And ESPN’s Jim Trotter reported that NFL owners expressed “unconditional” support to work with players in addressing social issues, “meaning there was no demand by owners that players stop kneeling” in protest during pregame national anthems.

cbssports.com

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:47:48pm
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scottslemmons  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:47:50pm

re: #127 Charles Johnson

If she becomes a conservative-leaning Democrat, that’s good too. We need everyone we can get to fight this Trump nightmare.

I don’t think I’d trust her to stay a Democrat. She strikes me as someone who, if any other Republican had received the nomination, would currently be writing very rah-rah columns for Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan — and if the Republicans go back to nominating standard country-club Republicans, she’ll climb back on their bandwagon. I’ll be happy to be proved wrong, of course.

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whitebeach  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:48:42pm

A few more (R) movies:

Boyz in the Hoods

The Big Sleazy

Piss Congeniality

Shame

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EPR-radar  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:49:04pm

re: #115 Charles Johnson

I think it would be very difficult for someone who is conservative across the board to come to their senses, since that means total enclosure in their epistemic black hole. Even one issue that crosses that boundary is very dangerous to the ‘true conservative faith’.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:49:06pm

re: #132 whitebeach

A few more (R) movies:

Boyz in the Hoods

The Big Sleazy

Piss Congeniality

Shame

Presented without modification: Pride and Prejudice

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petesh  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:49:41pm

re: #127 Charles Johnson

If she becomes a conservative-leaning Democrat, that’s good too. We need everyone we can get to fight this Trump nightmare.

I’ll take it. She may not hang around, if some nice Mormon millionaire or, heck, a nice Senator from Alaska, ups and runs for the Big Mansion (as opposed to the big house), but right now she’s tending to talk sense. Sometimes even Bad Bill Kr*st*l does. If either of them convinces a few folks that Tr*mp is nuts and getting kookier … I’ll take it.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:50:26pm

re: #131 scottslemmons

I don’t think I’d trust her to stay a Democrat. She strikes me as someone who, if any other Republican had received the nomination, would currently be writing very rah-rah columns for Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan — and if the Republicans go back to nominating standard country-club Republicans, she’ll climb back on their bandwagon. I’ll be happy to be proved wrong, of course.

She’s going on television and putting her reputation on the line. The right wing will never forgive her for that, and I’m sure she knows it. She can’t walk it back at this point.

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scottslemmons  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:51:02pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:51:09pm

re: #131 scottslemmons

I don’t think I’d trust her to stay a Democrat. She strikes me as someone who, if any other Republican had received the nomination, would currently be writing very rah-rah columns for Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio or Paul Ryan — and if the Republicans go back to nominating standard country-club Republicans, she’ll climb back on their bandwagon. I’ll be happy to be proved wrong, of course.

Right now it’s a 5-alarm fire vs. t**** and his wrecking crew, so any and all help from disillusioned Republicans is welcome. After he’s gone, it will be essential to place blame properly, and no establishment Republican should get off lightly in that inquiry.

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makeitstop  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:52:07pm

re: #119 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

score one for the first amendment!

Players, 1. Trump, nil.

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scottslemmons  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:57:38pm

re: #139 makeitstop

Players, 1. Trump, nil.

I saw some pundit a few weeks ago rattling on that the players didn’t really have any power in this, because they wanted to play, so they’d have to do whatever the owners wanted them to do. I laaaaaughed.

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sagehen  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:58:30pm

re: #125 KGxvi

Hawaii was a territory for about 60 years. Then in the 1950s there was widespread support for statehood. There has never really been widespread support for statehood in Puerto Rico. Usually the population splits evenly between statehood, independence, and the current status. I suspect that will change now, but it is incredibly unclear how the politics in Washington will play out if there is a true consensus for either statehood or independence.

The Puerto Rican independence movement in the 1950’s were seriously terrorists. (FALN). The bombings, the hijackings. That time they shot up the floor of Congress (which is why you can’t bring automatic weapons into the gallery anymore). That time they tried to assassinate President Truman, and one of his bodyguards died shielding him.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 17, 2017 • 6:59:19pm

The Talos Principle VR is out, and it’s great. Having played the flat version of the game, I always thought it would be perfect for VR, and it is.

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JordanRules  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:01:59pm

Nice peak into this report on this thread.

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whitebeach  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:02:54pm

re: #134 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Presented without modification: Pride and Prejudice

Wish I could upding this more.

Meanwhile, one more punnish (R) movie, harking back to me at #1 above:

All the President’s Kin

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Stanley Sea  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:03:57pm
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TedStriker  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:08:39pm

re: #145 Stanley Sea

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*wink, wink*

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makeitstop  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:09:32pm

re: #146 TedStriker

*wink, wink*

Official conclusion: Nothing happened!

/half

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:11:08pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:12:43pm

re: #145 Stanley Sea

I was reaching for a hammer, I seem to have found a mallet.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:13:19pm
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JordanRules  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:14:00pm

So sad. She’s pregnant too.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:15:53pm

re: #151 JordanRules

I can’t tell you the absolute anger I’m feeling right now.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:15:54pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:16:54pm

re: #140 scottslemmons

I saw some pundit a few weeks ago rattling on that the players didn’t really have any power in this, because they wanted to play, so they’d have to do whatever the owners wanted them to do. I laaaaaughed.

My dad seemed to think the boycott or the scheduled fan walkout on Veteran’s Day would catch Goodell with his pants down. Snort. With the amount of money the NFL makes and the power of the typical right-wing “boycott”, I don’t think so.

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JordanRules  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:17:19pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:17:33pm
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Dave In Austin  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:18:32pm

...

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EPR-radar  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:19:04pm

re: #156 Charles Johnson

Another reason British accents may play well with the Faux Noos crowd is that they suggest the aristocracy the US right is longing for.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:19:12pm

theoretically, it might be possible to have a president that is stupider, more childish, and with poorer morals

and who knows - we may yet see just such a thing…

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JordanRules  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:19:39pm

re: #152 Dave In Austin

That picture tore me down. We all deserve a legitimate and competent Commander in Chief.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:21:16pm
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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:21:29pm
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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:24:42pm
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William Lewis  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:26:22pm

I sometimes forget just how much I like Pink and then she goes and releases a new album.

Beautiful Trauma. Just got done with the whole thing.

Both thumbs up.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:33:01pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:33:37pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:36:48pm

re: #23 JordanRules

(Concerning allegation a general in the Army has stopped recruiting as reported by Mic.

Navy Recruiter hat pulled out of retirement and dusted off.

a) The idea that a civilian employee would overrule civilian law seems exceptionally unlikely to me.
b) The idea that a civilian employee’s staff would release a statement with a decorative apostrophe in it seems unlikely to me (I suppose there could be an error, but that also seems unlikely)
c) The photo of the alleged message has no source
d) No one else is reporting this other than Mic.
e) The Army Citizenship Requrements Page on its recruiting Website has not been updated if this is so. The second item in the list refers to green card holders being allowed.
f) There is no mention of this policy in Army Times (though that is not definitive proof)
g) There is no mention of this policy in Stars and Stripes (though that is not definitive proof either)

Mr. Williamson’s title (CIV NG) is “civilian, working for the National Guard.” There is a transmission from Mr. Williamson working for the New Jersey National Guard in 2015 regarding a regulation that has nothing to do with this. He is not shown as staff for the NJ Guard or Army on either Website.

Looks like a punt of this article at Mic to Snopes for them to check. I can’t find diddly of this supposed order (and civilians do not make policy for the Army except the Secretary of the Army).

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:38:45pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:39:49pm

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹

Corrected a) and b) above to read “civilian employee.” They originally read “general.” Anymouse regrets the error.

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VegasGolfer  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:40:52pm

re: #164 William Lewis
Saw Pink in Melbourne Australia around 2007. Was a really good show, she had great musicians, and she did some cool cirque du soleil type stunts.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:40:57pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:41:55pm

Can I just scream loud enough to bust windows now?

Trump to widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: ‘He knew what he signed up for’

Oh man I’m so gonna break Charles rules and my own if I let that sink in. Hold me back.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:43:11pm

re: #168 Charles Johnson

FREEDOM is NOT a gift from government

false premise / false predicate: nobody says that freedom is a gift from government

just one more of those made up beliefs wingnuts love to tack on to their straw man “liberal” that they spend so much time dressing up and talking to

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:43:43pm

re: #172 Unshaken Defiance

I am just going to leave it at:

I FUCKING HATE DONALD TRUMP!

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:46:44pm

re: #167 Anymouse 🌹

Navy Recruiter hat pulled out of retirement and dusted off.

a) The idea that a civilian employee would overrule civilian law seems exceptionally unlikely to me.
b) The idea that a civilian employee’s staff would release a statement with a decorative apostrophe in it seems unlikely to me (I suppose there could be an error, but that also seems unlikely)
c) The photo of the alleged message has no source
d) No one else is reporting this other than Mic.
e) The Army Citizenship Requrements Page on its recruiting Website has not been updated if this is so. The second item in the list refers to green card holders being allowed.
f) There is no mention of this policy in Army Times (though that is not definitive proof)
g) There is no mention of this policy in Stars and Stripes (though that is not definitive proof either)

Mr. Williamson’s title (CIV NG) is “civilian, working for the National Guard.” There is a transmission from Mr. Williamson working for the New Jersey National Guard in 2015 regarding a regulation that has nothing to do with this. He is not shown as staff for the NJ Guard or Army on either Website.

Looks like a punt of this article at Mic to Snopes for them to check. I can’t find diddly of this supposed order (and civilians do not make policy for the Army except the Secretary of the Army).

“Gregory C. Williamson” works for the National Guard Bureau out of Ft. Knox
And, while the National Guard Bureau directs National Guard recruiters, it doesn’t tell US Army recruiters a damn thing

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whitebeach  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:47:03pm

re: #151 JordanRules

So sad. She’s pregnant too.

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Man, that photo hurts.

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William Lewis  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:49:50pm

re: #172 Unshaken Defiance

I can’t even talk about it right now. I just wear my crossed rifles and weep for my nation.

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Dave In Austin  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:50:43pm
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fern01  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:54:20pm

re: #162 Kragar

I never thought I’d feel that way about anyone - but with trump - I’d walk right on by - probably cross to the other side of the street.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:55:12pm

everybody’s favorite, g greenwald, has been sighted on tucker carlson poo poo ing the mueller investigation

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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:57:37pm

re: #175 FormerDirtDart

Defense.GOV: DoD Announces Policies Affecting Foreign Nationals Entering Military

The changes recognize that “while the department recognizes the value of expedited U.S. citizenship achieved through military service, it is in the national interest to ensure all current and prospective service members complete security and suitability screening prior to naturalization,” Miller said.

One policy change is to the initial security and suitability screening for green card holders. “Effective immediately, all green card holders must complete a background investigation and receive a favorable military security suitability determination prior to entering any component of the armed forces,” Miller said in an interview.

Previously, green card holders could ship to basic military training as long as background investigations were initiated. Green card holders go through the same check as American citizens.

The change will mean that green card holders entering the military may be in the delayed entry or training program longer than in the past, due to a backlog for security clearances at the Office of Personnel Management.

The clearance procedure could take up to a year.

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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:58:17pm

re: #180 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

everybody’s favorite, g greenwald, has been sighted on tucker carlson poo poo ing the mueller investigation

How was he able to give an interview with Putin’s dick in his mouth?

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 17, 2017 • 7:59:16pm

re: #177 William Lewis

Well playing that new Pink album is helping me feel better. It’s a little loud here right now. :-)

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Stanley Sea  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:00:41pm

Ana lives in his area.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:01:31pm

re: #172 Unshaken Defiance

Can I just scream loud enough to bust windows now?

Trump to widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: ‘He knew what he signed up for’

Oh man I’m so gonna break Charles rules and my own if I let that sink in. Hold me back.

What an insensitive asshole. I would like to (redacted) then (redacted), after which (redacted).

Okay Republicans, care to pull out that “we support the troops and veterans” card out again, or are you going to do your damn jobs and get this chowderhead out of the People’s House.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:01:38pm

re: #151 JordanRules

So sad. She’s pregnant too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:03:40pm
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FormerDirtDart  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:05:40pm

re: #181 Kragar

Defense.GOV: DoD Announces Policies Affecting Foreign Nationals Entering Military

Yes, and that is not a “ban”.
The article is reporting on what is likely a misinterpretation of that policy change, sent out to National Guard recruiters and their commands.

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Skip Intro  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:05:59pm

re: #179 fern01

I never thought I’d feel that way about anyone - but with trump - I’d walk right on by - probably cross to the other side of the street.

I’d get more gas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:06:58pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:08:12pm

This President is not worth a sneeze let alone a life. But our nation still needs it’s best healers and it’s strongest fighters despite the worst our President will throw at them. Fuck Me. We no longer deserve those magnificent people.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:08:46pm
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Jay C  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:09:00pm

re: #179 fern01

I never thought I’d feel that way about anyone - but with trump - I’d walk right on by - probably cross to the other side of the street.

I think it’s been quoted before, but I read somewhere that the hardest decision any New Yorker would have to make was to go to a bar, drink till their bladder was throbbing full, then go into the bathroom to find Donald Trump on fire….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:09:46pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:10:18pm

If they don’t condemn that statement from Trump (or his doubling-down today claiming previous presidents haven’t contacted grieving family members before), I don’t ever want to hear a conservative politician or voter claim they “support the troops or veterans.”

As for his putting General Kelly on the spot over his son’s death: General Kelly was at the Gold Star Family dinner that year hosted by the White House, sitting next to Michelle Obama. There is news and video of that event.

The Goldstarfamilies hastag on Twitter is exploding in outrage.

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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:11:42pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:11:46pm

“he knew what he signed up for”

just think - less than a year ago we would have been saying “well, now he’s really gone too far - how could the american people possibly elect donald trump president of the united states?”

just where the hell is this all going to end?

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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:12:25pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:14:35pm

Shoulda tweeted this to begin with.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:16:22pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:17:12pm
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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:17:30pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

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whitebeach  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:17:57pm

re: #193 Jay C

I think it’s been quoted before, but I read somewhere that the hardest decision any New Yorker would have to make was to go to a bar, drink till their bladder was throbbing full, then go into the bathroom to find Donald Trump on fire….

Judging by the election results and my own feelings as a longtime New York City resident, for nine out of ten of us there is no difficulty in this decision unless the burning T is actually in the latrine.

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VegasGolfer  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:18:21pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

Is that the same flight where that other woman got pissed off because she couldn’t sing the national anthem?

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:18:47pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

Even the presidents whose policies I sharply disagreed with, I would have been honoured (in or out of the Navy) if I had the opportunity to meet them.

If I was called by the White House today, I could only answer “no, you [censored for sensitive eyes].”

How dare he. How dare the GOP enable this.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:19:42pm

This article is brutal. RTWT

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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:20:01pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:21:04pm

re: #204 VegasGolfer

Is that the same flight where that other woman got pissed off because she couldn’t sing the national anthem?

This flight landed this afternoon.

I think the singing lady was yesterday?

Who knows.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:21:18pm
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retired cynic  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:22:44pm

re: #23 JordanRules

I just got home from a trip, and noticed that people are following Alyssa Mastromonaco on Twitter. If you haven’t read her book about working for Obama, you should! It is a hoot, and has plenty of anecdotes about the Obama family, but it also shows just how much hard work is involved when everybody in the White House is doing their job as they should!

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:22:46pm

re: #190 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nesting Trash Panda

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makeitstop  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:22:54pm

Rude Pundit. This is so obvious, I’m surprised that no one has made the point before this.

It’s an old story when it comes to urban real estate. The owner of a building with a bunch of rent-stabilized apartments wants to jack up the cost of the places to meet what has become an exploding market or he wants them gone so he can wreck the place because the real estate parcel is that valuable. But if an elderly couple who has lived there for decades doesn’t want to move out or if a family couldn’t find anything nearby that was close to the low rent they get to pay by law, what’s a landlord to do? It’s not a perfect place to live; still, it’s where a lot of people are comfortable and happy.

Now, you can start hitting them with harassing lawsuits and threats to evict them for minor or outright made-up lease violations. But if that doesn’t work? Then you gotta raise your game. You refuse to make repairs so that leaks and other things get out of control unless the tenants repair them. Hey, you didn’t cause that mold to grow up the walls. You do construction in a way that causes noise and dust and shaking walls and floors. You don’t do anything to get rid of any bugs or vermin. If you get really desperate, you can open up part of the building to the homeless, allowing them to stay there for free.

You’re not kicking them out. You’re just making it miserable for them to be there so that they want to get out. You’re doing it for the sake of hurting them, and you don’t care what happens, even if it costs you money to do it.

We don’t really have to imagine the above scenario because that’s exactly what Donald Trump did when he was a slumlord in the 1980s at the 100 Central Park South building he had just bought in 1981. Yeah, he wanted to tear it down to build another big, dumb tower, but the place was full with tenants who were quite happy to pay far below-market for their homes. And Trump knew the apartments were occupied, but he wanted them gone. So he made life hell for them.

Trump’s approach to the Affordable Care Act is essentially the same thing. He tried to just get rid of it, but the repeal effort failed, so now he’s dropping a family of rats into it.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:23:35pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:23:52pm

Current Mood

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Kragar  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:26:06pm
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fern01  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:26:45pm

re: #213 Charles Johnson

He should have posted the non existent letter

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JordanRules  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:28:25pm

re: #210 retired cynic

Thanks for the recommendation! Sounds like a book I’d thoroughly enjoy.
*adds to Amazon list*

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teleskiguy  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:34:22pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:34:26pm

re: #65 Bass Reeves

Can someone give me some insight as to *why* FEMA is responding so poorly in this situation? I know that the fish rots from the head and all, but the career civil servants are obviously not performing in their first rodeo (searching for more metaphors to mix). Seriously, Trump isn’t good at this management thing, but the FEMA director was (post-Houston) being lauded as very competent. What the ever loving hell happened?

Brown people.

FEMA can do nothing unless they get an order from the President first. They can only do what they are allowed to do.

Someone on NPR was trying to make the excuse this afternoon that FEMA’s job is not emergency management and that’s what the poor response in Puerto Rico was about.

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danarchy  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:34:26pm

re: #215 Kragar

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Careful with that. At that age my dad telling me he wouldn’t LET me do something was a surefire way to make sure that’s what I was gonna do.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:35:10pm

re: #209 Charles Johnson

It’s racism. Naked racism. You think he would have said that shit to a white widow of a white serviceman?

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Skip Intro  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:36:39pm

re: #221 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s racism. Naked racism. You think he would have said that shit to a white widow of a white serviceman?

I’m only surprised that he didn’t tell her how much service members love him.

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danarchy  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:37:42pm

re: #222 Skip Intro

I’m only surprised that he didn’t tell her how much service members love him.

It was a 5 minute conversation. There’s no telling what else he said.

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makeitstop  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:38:30pm

re: #221 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s racism. Naked racism. You think he would have said that shit to a white widow of a white serviceman?

To be honest, he very well might have.

A white military widow matters every bit as much as a black one to him. He doesn’t give a fuck about either of them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:44:29pm
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TedStriker  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:46:09pm

re: #212 makeitstop

Rude Pundit. This is so obvious, I’m surprised that no one has made the point before this.

About Trump and 100 Central Park South, this NYT piece from 1998 might make you vomit:

nytimes.com

An egomanical asshole, then as now

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Stanley Sea  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:46:40pm

This photo is bugging me.

Is there a curtain behind him?

His pants look weird

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FormerDirtDart  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:47:28pm

Somewhere, there is a practically naked porcupine wandering around

Facebook

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TedStriker  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:48:22pm

re: #223 danarchy

It was a 5 minute conversation. There’s no telling what else he said.

And it apparently wasn’t really a “conversation”, not when that Army sergeant, afraid for his job and not wanting to be posted to Nome, Alaska no doubt, kept her from replying back to Trump when he said what he said.

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makeitstop  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:49:20pm

re: #227 Stanley Sea

This photo is bugging me.

Is there a curtain behind him?

His pants look weird

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Looks like someone else’s pant leg. Maybe the Greek PM. You can see the top of someone’s head behind him.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:50:26pm

re: #230 makeitstop

Looks like someone else’s pant leg. Maybe the Greek PM. You can see the top of someone’s head behind him.

Thanks.

Yeah maybe. I thought that was a sconce!

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:54:09pm

re: #160 JordanRules

That picture tore me down. We all deserve a legitimate and competent Commander in Chief.

Yes. His name is Barrack Obama.

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danarchy  Oct 17, 2017 • 8:54:55pm

re: #229 TedStriker

And it apparently wasn’t really a “conversation”, not when that Army sergeant, afraid for his job no doubt, kept her from replying back to Trump when he said what he said.

The Army Sergeant wouldn’t let rep Wilson take the phone and talk to the president. Doesn’t say he stopped Mrs. Johnson from replying.

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CleverToad  Oct 17, 2017 • 9:38:23pm

re: #210 retired cynic

I just got home from a trip, and noticed that people are following Alyssa Mastromonaco on Twitter. If you haven’t read her book about working for Obama, you should! It is a hoot, and has plenty of anecdotes about the Obama family, but it also shows just how much hard work is involved when everybody in the White House is doing their job as they should!

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Got the Kindle version (not that I need anything else on my to-be-read list, of course, but the cover is irresistible.)

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The Vicious Babushka  Oct 18, 2017 • 4:16:57am

re: #223 danarchy

It was a 5 minute conversation. There’s no telling what else he said.

DID YOU KNOW I HAD THE BIGGEST ELECTORAL COLLEGE VICTORY IN THE HISTORY OF ALL TIME? THE MEDIA WON’T TELL YOU THAT. THEY ARE SO UNFAIR, SO UNFAIR TO ME!


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