While We Wait to See if the GOP Is Going to Trash the Economy to Benefit the Super-Rich, Here’s Stephen Colbert’s Take on This Appalling Mess

Trickle down is back, and it’s about to trickle all over us
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The President’s new tax bill appears to favor the average golf course-owning, private plane-flying millionaire. Sound like anyone we know?

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:28:33pm

My two thoughts for today

1.

2. My fish don’t care what the fucking senate does
They are perpetually happy

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Citizen K  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:30:14pm

Metaphor for the entire fucking thing.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:32:02pm

We should be so grateful that Hillary wasn’t elected….FFS

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Stanley Sea  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:34:23pm

My favorite David Gergen just brought up (paraphrase)

Why did Flynn lie? He’s hiding more shit.

Why so much lying? More shit.

Find the video!

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:35:39pm

re: #2 Citizen K

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Metaphor for the entire fucking thing.

Well at least the Senate has returned to “regular order”, according to multi-millionaire who will make out like a bandit John McCain./

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Stanley Sea  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:36:19pm

re: #3 Dr. Matt

We should be so grateful that Hillary wasn’t elected….FFS

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Our whole existence would be different. We’d be defending her against impeachment for bullshit.

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Citizen K  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:36:25pm

re: #5 Big Beautiful Door

Well at least the Senate has returned to “regular order”, according to multi-millionaire who will make out like a bandit John McCain./

“Regular Order” clearly means the regular orders they receiving from their donors.

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Citizen K  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:38:11pm

re: #6 Stanley Sea

Our whole existence would be different. We’d be defending her against impeachment for bullshit.

And that would still be preferable to the compromised shitshow we’re seeing. The absence of the rhetorical collateral that Trump has caused alone would make things 10x better.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:38:50pm

re: #6 Stanley Sea

Our whole existence would be different. We’d be defending her against impeachment for bullshit.

I’d probably have Governor Gillespie or worse Governor Stewart.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:39:05pm
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austin_blue  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:39:07pm

For those concerned for VB, it’s already 2 or 3 am Saturday morning in Tel Aviv. 16 hours to sundown, and I think she should be OK unless somebody does something really, really dumb.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:39:10pm

re: #7 Citizen K

Republican Senators are following Regular WHOREder!

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:39:17pm

re: #6 Stanley Sea

Our whole existence would be different. We’d be defending her against impeachment for bullshit.

Which is why the real problem is GOP power in Congress and the state houses. For a party of cranks, creationists and cretins led by rich psychopaths, they are way too good at seizing and holding power.

I’m coming to the conclusion that the reason US politics basically worked for much of the 20-th century was 40 years of uninterrupted Democratic control of the House of Representatives.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:39:28pm

re: #8 Citizen K

And that would still be preferable to the compromised shitshow we’re seeing. The absence of the rhetorical collateral that Trump has caused alone would make things 10x better.

Dog so true

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Citizen K  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:39:46pm

re: #12 Joe Bacon 🌹

Republican Senators are following Regular WHOREder!

Please don’t insult hard working whores that way. :(

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:40:54pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:41:06pm

re: #8 Citizen K

And that would still be preferable to the compromised shitshow we’re seeing. The absence of the rhetorical collateral that Trump has caused alone would make things 10x better.

Certainly and we wouldn’t have that prick Gorsuch on the USSC indefinitely either. I’m never goign to stop being angry about that. I wanted to throttle DF when he defended that cowardly bullshit by McConnell. I hope should one of the liberal justices die while Trump or any Republican is President, the Dems pull the same stunt in return. It goes against everything I beleive in but you know what, they stole that seat from us. They stole a chance to reverse a lot of the bad decisions made by the court when Scalia was there because they simply couldn’t accept that Scalia died in a Democrat’s presidency.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:41:59pm

re: #15 Citizen K

Please don’t insult hard working whores that way. :(

Yeah after visiting Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Those are hard working gals and they’re honest too.

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Citizen K  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:42:09pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

Certainly and we wouldn’t have that prick Gorsuch on the USSC indefinitely either. I’m never goign to stop being angry about that. I wanted to throttle DF when he defended that cowardly bullshit by McConnell. I hope should one of the liberal justices die while Trump or any Republican is President, the Dems pull the same stunt in return. It goes against everything I beleive in but you know what, they stole that seat from us. They stole a chance to reverse a lot of the bad decisions made by the court when Scalia was there because they simply couldn’t accept that Scalia died in a Democrat’s presidency.

Except if the Dems did try and pull that, the full force of the media machine would likely result in mass resignations and/or impeachments from the sheer volume of outrage.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:42:45pm

re: #19 Citizen K

Except if the Dems did try and pull that, the full force of the media machine would likely result in mass resignations and/or impeachments from the sheer volume of outrage.

Yeah that’s very true.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:43:38pm

re: #19 Citizen K

Except if the Dems did try and pull that, the full force of the media machine would likely result in mass resignations and/or impeachments from the sheer volume of outrage.

We’re seeing rats jumping ship from the Republican party. They’re just trying to set the place on fire before they get off.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:44:42pm

re: #19 Citizen K

Except if the Dems did try and pull that, the full force of the media machine would likely result in mass resignations and/or impeachments from the sheer volume of outrage.

It always comes down to morals.

Who has em & doesn’t go against them

& who doesn’t have em & will fight with blood to the end

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Citizen K  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:47:03pm

re: #22 Stanley Sea

It always comes down to morals.

Who has em & doesn’t go against them

& who doesn’t have em & will fight with blood to the end

Our system is so inadequately designed to handle regular bad faith operation that it routinely punishes the former and rewards the latter.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:47:30pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

Certainly and we wouldn’t have that prick Gorsuch on the USSC indefinitely either. I’m never goign to stop being angry about that. I wanted to throttle DF when he defended that cowardly bullshit by McConnell. I hope should one of the liberal justices die while Trump or any Republican is President, the Dems pull the same stunt in return. It goes against everything I beleive in but you know what, they stole that seat from us. They stole a chance to reverse a lot of the bad decisions made by the court when Scalia was there because they simply couldn’t accept that Scalia died in a Democrat’s presidency.

If Trump gets removed from office for crimes etc. and the Democrats end up with the presidency and large enough Congressional majorities, I think wholesale removal from office of all Trump appointees would be thoroughly justified.

Not that something so obviously sensible could ever happen.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:48:08pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:48:37pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:48:43pm

re: #24 EPR-radar

If Trump gets removed from office for crimes etc. and the Democrats end up with the presidency and large enough Congressional majorities, I think wholesale removal from office of all Trump appointees would be thoroughly justified.

Not that something so obviously sensible could ever happen.

I’d love for that to happen but it wouldn’t. The best we can hope for is we do end up with what you say and we start the process of fixing the damage.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:48:56pm

re: #24 EPR-radar

If Trump gets removed from office for crimes etc. and the Democrats end up with the presidency and large enough Congressional majorities, I think wholesale removal from office of all Trump appointees would be thoroughly justified.

Not that something so obviously sensible could ever happen.

It will take at least two elections to get there, and lots of things will be different by then.

I do think we need a constitutional amendment requiring minimum standards for judges.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:49:13pm

re: #23 Citizen K

Our system is so inadequately designed to handle regular bad faith operation that it routinely punishes the former and rewards the latter.

The latter is always the loudest.

Never forget the tea party.

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:50:28pm

re: #26 teleskiguy

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I don’t see it happening before the vote on Wealthcare. Why? Because as soon as that happens, his legislative agenda is pretty much DOA and Republicans will run screaming from any bill he’s touched. So Cobb is probably working extra hard to keep him from blowing his top tonight, on the assurances from Yertle that this bill will pass.

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austin_blue  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:51:41pm

Huh. JPost and Haaretz have both pulled down their “Damascus Strike” pages.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:52:01pm

Here is a feel good story. After Vox published this story about how cops seized over $91k from an innocent man, they agreed to give him his money back!

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Stanley Sea  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:52:18pm

Analyzing the tax bill

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Interesting Times  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:53:12pm

Ha:

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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:54:12pm

My fuckin’ Republican Senator Cory Gardner’s phone at his office in Denver and D.C. have been going to voicemail *for three days* now.

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:55:33pm

re: #33 Stanley Sea

Analyzing the tax bill

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They are loading up the Christmas Tree with goodies! Every good boy and girl who sent a letter to Santa with a six or seven figure check to the GOP is getting their present early this year!

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PhillyPretzel  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:55:45pm

re: #33 Stanley Sea

Toomey shut the f*k up. And Hillsdale is not in your state.

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:56:03pm

The question that’s going to keep a lot of Trumpers awake tonight: How long has Mike been considering flipping?

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:56:16pm

re: #35 teleskiguy

My fuckin’ Republican Senator Cory Gardner’s phone at his office in Denver and D.C. have been going to voicemail *for three days* now.

What a fucking wimp.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:58:19pm

re: #30 Targetpractice

I don’t see it happening before the vote on Wealthcare. Why? Because as soon as that happens, his legislative agenda is pretty much DOA and Republicans will run screaming from any bill he’s touched. So Cobb is probably working extra hard to keep him from blowing his top tonight, on the assurances from Yertle that this bill will pass.

And if things look like they’re moving toward impeachment or criminal charges, the entire legislative agenda comes to a screeching halt as all attention becomes focused on that.

It is for that reason the Wealthcare for Billionaires bill is being pushed so hard now: They may view this as their last chance.

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VegasGolfer  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:58:56pm

Look. I used the word I thought described the person. I understand that for some here in the US, it is the the worst word a person can use. But fortunately I have had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world, and if you have spent any time in pubs, sporting events etc, the word is definitely thrown around, but in a different way than here. And definitely dont go to Australia.
If my using the word offended anybody, I apologize to them, and I don’t harbor any ill feelings towards those who took shots a me because of my initial post. There are a lot more important issues going on around us these days than to get hung on the small things like this.
And if some people still want me to leave this forum, I will. Just point me toward another place where there is intelligent conversation like there is here.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:59:39pm

re: #33 Stanley Sea

Analyzing the tax bill

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Remember when Democrats added that special break for Nebraska in the ACA, and everyone went nuts until they removed it?

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Dr. Matt  Dec 1, 2017 • 5:59:59pm
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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:01:16pm

re: #41 VegasGolfer

Just conform to local custom with respect to that usage and there will be no further trouble. On the other hand, you should expect to get more static if you insist on using that word here going forward. The fact that it is more acceptable elsewhere is thoroughly irrelevant.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:01:33pm
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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:02:37pm

re: #37 PhillyPretzel

Toomey shut the f*k up. And Hillsdale is not in your state.

DeVos family money is good in all states.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:02:48pm

re: #41 VegasGolfer

Look. I used the word I thought described the person. I understand that for some here in the US, it is the the worst word a person can use. But fortunately I have had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world, and if you have spent any time in pubs, sporting events etc, the word is definitely thrown around, but in a different way than here. And definitely dont go to Australia.
If my using the word offended anybody, I apologize to them, and I don’t harbor any ill feelings towards those who took shots a me because of my initial post. There are a lot more important issues going on around us these days than to get hung on the small things like this.
And if some people still want me to leave this forum, I will. Just point me toward another place where there is intelligent conversation like there is here.

Most of us have given up using ginger to describe Chucky J because it’s considered a very specific insult in Great Britain.

I don’t think you need to leave. It’s just one of those words that a number of us have sworn off of. And I know some of the women think it’s OK, and it’s probably their right to use it, in the same way that I can’t use the n-word.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:02:57pm

re: #35 teleskiguy

My fuckin’ Republican Senator Cory Gardner’s phone at his office in Denver and D.C. have been going to voicemail *for three days* now.

His constituents are irrelevant, as long as a high enough fraction of them are programmed by Faux News to be GOP murderbots.

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:03:25pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:03:30pm
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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:03:44pm

re: #43 Dr. Matt

Um, no, Lou. There’s this thing called the First Amendment.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:04:24pm

re: #41 VegasGolfer

Nah, I wouldn’t have you leave, and I am aware how that word is used in places like the UK or Australia. At the risk of ire from others here, I don’t see how that word is any more sexist than calling a man a “dick.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:04:35pm

re: #37 PhillyPretzel

Toomey shut the f*k up. And Hillsdale is not in your state.

And what pisses me off is that Pennsylvania re-elected him after the Democratic machine stabbed Joe Sestak in the back and got their hand picked hack in as the Democratic nominee…

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Big Beautiful Door  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:05:10pm

re: #51 Belafon

Um, no, Lou. There’s this thing called the First Amendment.

Lou would look good in a Gestapo uniform, don’t you think?//

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Dr. Matt  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:05:19pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:05:29pm

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Stanley Sea  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:05:46pm

re: #41 VegasGolfer

And if some people still want me to leave this forum…

Nope. You’re staying.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:05:55pm

re: #43 Dr. Matt

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You mean like how Reagan blamed Jimmy Carter for everything?

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:06:19pm

re: #51 Belafon

Um, no, Lou. There’s this thing called the First Amendment.

Until someone like Dobbs gets a case before the Trump Supreme Court.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:07:16pm

re: #52 Anymouse 🌹

Nah, I wouldn’t have you leave, and I am aware how that word is used in places like the UK or Australia. At the risk of ire from others here, I don’t see how that word is any more sexist than calling a man a “dick.”

Dick goes along with sucking and blowing in that they’ve lost their original meaning. C**t, at least to me, is going to take a while. And why use it, when we already have dick? It’s a perfectly good word to describe women.

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:07:34pm

re: #41 VegasGolfer

You’re not going anywhere.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:08:29pm

re: #56 Joe Bacon 🌹

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I laughed only because I immediately thought of Carol Burnett.

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:09:22pm

re: #54 Big Beautiful Door

Lou would look good in a Gestapo uniform, don’t you think?//

He’d look better as a doorman at Trump Tower.

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:09:27pm

re: #56 Joe Bacon 🌹

And what is it with the eyebrows?

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:10:02pm

re: #55 Dr. Matt

C-Span won’t play for me without logging in. Why is that? (I do not have a C-Span account) Watching Congress requires an account?

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:10:17pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:10:36pm

re: #64 Ace Rothstein

She did them herself without her glasses.

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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:11:08pm

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

CSPAN is a private cable company.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:12:15pm

re: #68 teleskiguy

CSPAN is a private cable company.

So I can watch what’s going on in Washington if I go to Washington. I guess I’ll have to follow along the commentary here then.

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:12:16pm

re: #66 Charles Johnson

We’ve been on that road sice trump was elected. This will turn the road into an autobahn.

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TedStriker  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:13:21pm

re: #35 teleskiguy

My fuckin’ Republican Senator Cory Gardner’s phone at his office in Denver and D.C. have been going to voicemail *for three days* now.

re: #48 EPR-radar

His constituents are irrelevant, as long as a high enough fraction of them are programmed by Faux News to be GOP murderbots.

And Democrats don’t count at all, at best.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:13:21pm

MAGA!!

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TedStriker  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:14:07pm

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:14:19pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:14:25pm

re: #72 Dr. Matt

MAGA!!

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FFS, wasn’t one of the biggest screeching points by both sides of the aisle the fact that bank execs and auto execs showed up to DC to beg for money after flying on private jets?

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:14:55pm

re: #72 Dr. Matt

MAGA!!

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That’s one hell of a campaign ad for the Democrats. No deduction for teachers but billionaires and their planes?

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:16:20pm

re: #71 TedStriker

And Democrats don’t count at all, at best.

My Representative (Adrian Smith, R-NE3) says he only represents Republicans.

It would have been nice to have a Democrat on the ballot in the last two elections… .

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:16:23pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:18:27pm

re: #78 JordanRules

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Oh….

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:19:08pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:21:22pm

Denial. It’s not just a river in Africa.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:21:54pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

Denial. It’s not just a river in Africa.

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Oh, bless your heart, Laura. You keep telling yourself that, honey.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:22:09pm

re: #78 JordanRules

Gowdy Doody didn’t do the Blake Farenthold thing?

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:22:24pm

But Her E-mails! Expect Delays

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austin_blue  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:23:14pm

klre: #80 Charles Johnson

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One more year of Koch support to get them through the 2018 cycle.

(A low sepulchral voice intones, “Yes, master…thy will be done.)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:23:48pm
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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:23:58pm

Oh, Ingraham blocked me. I’m hurted.

Mike Gallagher had Michelle Malkin on this AM. They were gobsmacked trying to make sense of it all, totally fumbling around.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:24:23pm

re: #86 Joe Bacon 🌹

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Eva Braun? Wait, when did she become Trump’s girlfriend?

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:24:38pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

Denial. It’s not just a river in Africa.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:24:50pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:25:03pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

Denial. It’s not just a river in Africa.

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The same folks who declared that Manafort being indicted was meaningless because none of the charges had to do with the election.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:25:18pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:26:23pm

re: #90 Dr. Matt

LOL, they already are linked to Russia. Whatever Wikileaks might have been in the past, it’s nothing more than a Russian propaganda arm now.

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blueraven  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:26:46pm

re: #78 JordanRules

hello!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:28:02pm

re: #81 teleskiguy

Denial. It’s not just a river in Africa.

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Conservatives keep using the “they haven’t proved collusion” mantra. Should we tell them that Mueller can find and charge them with any crime (obstruction, lying, money laundering, etc)?

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:29:00pm

A cast reminder.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:30:26pm

re: #92 Charles Johnson

Decades? They were pushing it in the late 1800’s. That same push brought us the Great Depression, and made it worse when Herbert Hoover’s Treasury Secretary, Andrew Mellon (one of the richest men in the world at the time) pushed for tax cuts for the wealthy during the Depression.

And Hoover was Nazi-curious as well, speaking favourably of Hitler when he came back from a trip to Nazi Germany.

I don’t get why people keep claiming “the GOP changed but I didn’t.” They have always been this way: The only change has been to pull the racists out of the Democratic Party after Wallace.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:31:51pm

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹

Ah, Andrew Mellon…remember Grandpa Bacon saying this about that thief…

“Andrew Mellon—the only Treasury Secretary that three Presidents served under…”

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:32:55pm
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BigPapa  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:35:39pm

I just opened a bottle of FlynnSnitch, 12 year. It is fookin laavley.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:37:20pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:38:07pm
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austin_blue  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:39:09pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Oh, goodie, it’s Mr. Flair! Spokesman for all that is right and good in Fascisti Amerika!

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:39:26pm

They’re going to pass it. Because this is why they supported Donald Trump, to give themselves this kind of villainous power.

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Stanley Sea  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:40:09pm

re: #82 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oh, bless your heart, Laura. You keep telling yourself that, honey.

They are brainwashing 27% of the USA

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:40:52pm

It’s damn criminal that the President of the United States is going to sign a bill that gives himself a raise.

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:41:16pm

re: #105 Stanley Sea

They are brainwashing 27% of the USA

That 27% includes my mother and her crazy husband.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:41:21pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

They’re going to pass it. Because this is why they supported Donald Trump, to give themselves this kind of villainous power.

So they are going to pass a bill that nobody can even READ, purely on the grounds that a Republican proposed it and a Republican will sign it. What the fuck is wrong with the partisan politics in this country.

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austin_blue  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:42:06pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

They’re going to pass it. Because this is why they supported Donald Trump, to give themselves this kind of villainous power.

This reminds me of a great Robert Hunter line from Franklin’s Tower”:

“If you plant ice, you’re gonna harvest wind.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:42:08pm

re: #107 Ace Rothstein

That 27% includes my mother and her crazy husband.

My mom and dad, too. I guarantee the upcoming trip home to fish country will be full of awkward silences from myself and Mrs. Fish.

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austin_blue  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:43:01pm

re: #108 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So they are going to pass a bill that nobody can even READ, purely on the grounds that a Republican proposed it and a Republican will sign it. What the fuck is wrong with the partisan politics in this country.

Sadly, asked and answered.

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:43:04pm

re: #108 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So they are going to pass a bill that nobody can even READ, purely on the grounds that a Republican proposed it and a Republican will sign it. What the fuck is wrong with the partisan politics in this country.

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Cheechako  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:43:24pm

re: #110 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My mom and dad, too. I guarantee the upcoming trip home to fish country will be full of awkward silences from myself and Mrs. Fish.

Stay with us. We’ll keep you sane.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:43:39pm
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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:43:58pm

re: #108 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So they are going to pass a bill that nobody can even READ, purely on the grounds that a Republican proposed it and a Republican will sign it. What the fuck is wrong with the partisan politics in this country.

The Republicans have wholly gone over to the dark side by now, and the rest of the country mostly doesn’t understand that Republicans really are that evil.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:44:35pm

And they still have to reconcile this with the House.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:44:38pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:45:11pm

re: #113 Cheechako

Stay with us. We’ll keep you sane.

Assumes facts not in evidence. My sanity checked out a long time ago.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:45:23pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

The only regular order McCain cares about is the orders he has received from his masters in the GOP donor class. He has been their loyal dog for so many years that disobedience is unthinkable.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:45:47pm
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PhillyPretzel  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:46:22pm

And some folks wanted to know why I was so upset when I heard the uncouth one won the election. He should have never been considered for it.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:46:23pm

re: #116 Belafon

And they still have to reconcile this with the House.

There is the faint hope that the fuckwits in the GOP house caucus will find a way to screw this up so that it doesn’t pass.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:46:31pm

Can you still take a deduction on the expenses of importing trophy wives?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:46:40pm
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Ace Rothstein  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:46:58pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:47:09pm

re: #118 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Assumes facts not in evidence. My sanity checked out a long time ago.

Some days, it’s not worth chewing through the straps in the morning.

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austin_blue  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:47:14pm

re: #119 EPR-radar

The only regular order McCain cares about is the orders he has received from his masters in the GOP donor class. He has been their loyal dog for so many years that disobedience is unthinkable.

Which is crazy. He’s busy dying of an inoperable GB, as bad as it gets. He has the chance to be the Maverick he has always claimed to be, without political cost.

SMH.

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:47:40pm

re: #123 Decatur Deb

Yes, but only after your third.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:48:24pm

re: #128 jaunte

Yes, but only after your third.

Ah. Economy of scale.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:48:27pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:48:58pm

re: #127 austin_blue

Which is crazy. He’s busy dying of an inoperable GB, as bad as it gets. He has the chance to be the Maverick he has always claimed to be, without political cost.

SMH.

He needs to fatten Meghan’s inheritance, regular folk be damned.

McCain is throwing away his entire reputation as a patriotic American. He’s an old greedy asshole, nothing more.

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:49:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:49:15pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:49:28pm

What we’re witnessing right now is the buying and selling of our nation’s future, where a party is so desperate to pass a bill that they’re rewriting it on the floor of the Senate by cutting out and adding in whatever it will take to win a vote.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:50:24pm

re: #119 EPR-radar

The only regular order McCain cares about is the orders he has received from his masters in the GOP donor class. He has been their loyal dog for so many years that disobedience is unthinkable.

What the fuck does McCain need with donors? He’s dying.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:50:54pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:50:59pm
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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:51:09pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:51:20pm

re: #136 Dr. Matt

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And? You say that like it’s a bad thing, Lou.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:51:36pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:52:10pm

re: #134 Targetpractice

What we’re witnessing right now is the buying and selling of our nation’s future, where a party is so desperate to pass a bill that they’re rewriting it on the floor of the Senate by cutting out and adding in whatever it will take to win a vote.

All it needs is a machine-gun-mouthed auctioneer standing beside the President of the Senate.

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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:52:33pm

re: #135 I Would Prefer Not To

What the fuck does McCain need with donors? He’s dying.

You think McCain’s four children can live off of (checks McCain’s net worth) $100 million?!? The family has boat payments, man!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:54:13pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:54:20pm

re: #108 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So they are going to pass a bill that nobody can even READ, purely on the grounds that a Republican proposed it and a Republican will sign it. What the fuck is wrong with the partisan politics in this country.

Not partisan politics: Conservative politics. That goes back to Reagan’s “never speak ill of a Republican” and the Hastert Rule (appropriately named after a paedophile) that says no bill will be brought unless a majority consisting solely of Republicans can pass it.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:54:46pm

re: #142 teleskiguy

You think McCain’s four children can live off of (checks McCain’s new worth) $100 million?!? The family has boat payments, man!

True. I have no respect for the man. When he dies, and all the networks start praising him, I will turn off the TV and scream.

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austin_blue  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:54:59pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hey you don’t know me, but you don’t like me
You say you care less how I feel
But how many of you that sit and judge me
Have ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

Sometimes living in a town like that will just cause you to snap off. I remember there used to be a billboard on the south edge of Bakersfield on CA99 that said

Sun! Fun! Play! Stay!

As if anything about a town that gets 11” of rain (in a good year) has anything going for it but dust and dessication.

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Interesting Times  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:55:21pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:56:09pm

re: #119 EPR-radar

The only regular order McCain cares about is the orders he has received from his masters in the GOP donor class. He has been their loyal dog for so many years that disobedience is unthinkable.

He has millions of reasons to vote for this (his wife’s money).

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:57:12pm

re: #77 Anymouse 🌹

My Representative (Adrian Smith, R-NE3) says he only represents Republicans.

It would have been nice to have a Democrat on the ballot in the last two elections… .

A wide and fundamental misunderstanding how representation works

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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:57:56pm

Tax reform is taking over Washington, so much so that more than half of all registered lobbyists have disclosed working on the issue, according to an analysis from Public Citizen, a government watchdog group.

There are just under 11,000 active lobbyists in the nation’s capital, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), and more than half of them — 6,243 — have reported working on taxes this year, according to the report, which relies on CRP data.

Spread out over Capitol Hill, that means there are more than 11 lobbyists working on taxes for every member of Congress.

POPULISM!

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:58:02pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They remember Wealthcare, the fact that the bill fell apart as “moderates” decided they couldn’t expect to get reelected after fucking over tens of millions and changed their votes. So the party leadership is acting as a press gang, forcing the vote before anybody can change their minds.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:58:22pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You have the majority in Congress, you have the presidency, you control most state legislatures. Stop acting like you’re scrappy and under represented. And you’re failing America every time your joke of a network is on.

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Interesting Times  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:58:59pm

Good line:

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Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:59:06pm

re: #138 JordanRules

The GOP is about to pass a tax bill they’ve consistently lied about, that has illegible handwriting for amendments, that is going to be signed by a president who increasingly looks like he was illegitimately elected with the help of a foreign adversary

Makes ya want to party like the Romans of yore.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:59:13pm

re: #131 teleskiguy

He needs to fatten Meghan’s inheritance, regular folk be damned.

McCain is throwing away his entire reputation as a patriotic American. He’s an old greedy asshole, nothing more.

McCain has been busy flushing his reputation down the toilet since 2000 and especially since 2008.

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TedStriker  Dec 1, 2017 • 6:59:32pm

re: #148 Anymouse 🌹

He has millions of reasons to vote for this (his wife’s money).

One of his last “gifts” to his family…by screwing almost everyone else in the country.

Fuck McCain.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:00:13pm

For all the scorn the GOP threw at Pelosi for allegedly saying they had to pass the Obamacare bill to see what was in it now they’re like: “hold our beer.”

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:00:54pm

re: #155 EPR-radar

McCain has been busy flushing his reputation down the toilet since 2000 and especially since 2008.

Indeed, McCain wrote his legacy as far as I’m concerned when he picked Palin and ran the kind of campaign he did against Obama.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:01:17pm

re: #145 I Would Prefer Not To

True. I have no respect for the man. When he dies, and all the networks start praising him, I will turn off the TV and scream.

According to the Flag Code, if he was to die in office, I would be required to lower the village’s flags as a sitting Senator. I’ll do it, but only because of the law, not out of any respect. My flags will be removed from my yard.

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ipsos  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:01:47pm

So assuming this shit sandwich is headed for a Senate ram-through… any expert analysis of what kind of pressure might be brought to bear at reconciliation that might blow the fragile support for it apart at the seams?

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TedStriker  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:02:23pm

re: #156 TedStriker

One of his last “gifts” to his family…by screwing almost everyone else in the country.

Fuck McCain.

When he does go, I hope he has thousands lining up to piss on his grave.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:03:07pm

To be honest though, McCain’s reputation was always overblown. This whole “I’ll vote for this even though it’s imperfect” is McCain’s legacy in a nutshell politically. I respect his service but I have little use at all for him politically in the grand shceme of things.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:04:02pm

re: #161 TedStriker

When he does go, I hope he has thousands lining up to piss on his grave.

That’s assuming that they aren’t killed by fallout of the shit sandwich he’s helping to ram through first.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:04:36pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:04:50pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Indeed, McCain wrote his legacy as far as I’m concerned when he picked Palin and ran the kind of campaign he did against Obama.

And even in that generally shitty campaign there were moments of decency, like the time McCain pushed back vs. a swivel-eyed loon raving about Obama being a Muslim Manchurian Candidate or some such drivel.

It was after he lost in 2008 that McCain became the bitter piece of shit we have today, capable of doing the right thing only for irrelevant reasons, like the health care vote to spite Republicans who had pissed him off.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:05:52pm

re: #157 Eclectic Cyborg

For all the scorn the GOP threw at Pelosi for allegedly saying they had to pass the Obamacare bill to see what was in it now they’re like: “hold our beer.”

And even then, Rep. Pelosi was quoted out of context (deliberately, for a sound bite that said exactly opposite).

Moreover, the PPACA was available on a public Website for everyone to view, and Republicans were offered the opportunity to amend the bill (which they did, many times) and debate it.

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Dr. Matt  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:06:19pm

When the MAGA patriots find out the tax scam didn’t improve their pathetic white trash lives, I can’t wait to hear the excuses.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:06:44pm

re: #165 EPR-radar

And even in that generally shitty campaign there were moments of decency, like the time McCain pushed back vs. a swivel-eyed loon raving about Obama being a Muslim Manchurian Candidate or some such drivel.

It was after he lost in 2008 that McCain became the bitter piece of shit we have today, capable of doing the right thing only for irrelevant reasons, like the health care vote to spite Republicans who had pissed him off.

That’s true. It was really cemented after he lost. What pisses me off is he has the nerve to tell HRC that eh shut up after he lost to Obama. Uh no John, you didn’t. You stayed in the Senate- your right of course and were happy to trash Obama whenever you could. Again his right, but he has no room at all to tell HRC to fade into the sunset.

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Ace Rothstein  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:06:50pm

re: #167 Dr. Matt

When the MAGA patriots find out the tax scam didn’t improve their pathetic white trash lives, I can’t wait to hear the excuses.

Obama, of course.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:07:15pm

re: #160 ipsos

So assuming this shit sandwich is headed for a Senate ram-through… any expert analysis of what kind of pressure might be brought to bear at reconciliation that might blow the fragile support for it apart at the seams?

It’s really hard to see how this happens. The GOP doesn’t give a flying fuck about its constituents — the donors have given their orders, and those orders will be obeyed, even by the fuckwits in the House Freedumb Caucus.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:07:45pm

re: #167 Dr. Matt

When the MAGA patriots find out the tax scam didn’t improve their pathetic white trash lives, I can’t wait to hear the excuses.

Their propaganda pieces will blame the Democrats as they always do. It’s how these jackasses somehow thought that a guy who has used thousands of foreign workers in and outside the U.S somehow actually cares about American laborers.

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austin_blue  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:07:50pm

re: #160 ipsos

So assuming this shit sandwich is headed for a Senate ram-through… any expert analysis of what kind of pressure might be brought to bear at reconciliation that might blow the fragile support for it apart at the seams?

There will be a concerted circle jerk to make it worse for everybody but the 1%. They’ll “reconcile” it to make it worse for the 99%. Maybe a strengthening of the “personhood” definition? A little tweak on putting Hatch’s amendment back in?

Who knows? But it’ll be MAGA for the rich, and the donations to the R’s will flow in and Monday, the Dow is taking off like like a rocket…man…what a little wierdo that guy is, believe me!

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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:08:20pm

Hey, if the tax scam passes, maybe Fuckface Von Clownstick won’t drop nukes on Pyongyang, thus starting WWIII. #SilverLining

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:08:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:09:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:09:27pm

re: #173 teleskiguy

Hey, if the tax scam passes, maybe Fuckface Von Clownstick won’t drop nukes on Pyongyang, thus starting WWIII. #SilverLining

Maybe not nukes but I hear DOD(And that’s why we need to be careful not to see Mattis a benevolent necessarily) wants to repeal the doing away of cluster bombs.

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:09:40pm

re: #145 I Would Prefer Not To

True. I have no respect for the man. When he dies, and all the networks start praising him, I will turn off the TV and scream.

I’ll go for a run
Because I can
And he can’t

(Sorry..all respect lost)

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:09:44pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:11:08pm

re: #167 Dr. Matt

When the MAGA patriots find out the tax scam didn’t improve their pathetic white trash lives, I can’t wait to hear the excuses.

They won’t care because they will believe that this bill will smack colored people, gays and Muslims down!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:11:42pm
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plansbandc  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:12:29pm

Happy to inform everyone that a bottle has been purchased from the bottle store. Oh thank you wonderful alcohol castle. Thank you.

Oh and Republicans need to fuck themselves.

Had to edit because of a shitty grammatical error and I’m not even drunk yet. *cries*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:13:25pm
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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:13:52pm

re: #173 teleskiguy

Hey, if the tax scam passes, maybe Fuckface Von Clownstick won’t drop nukes on Pyongyang, thus starting WWIII. #SilverLining

Von Clownstick’s use of US nukes is related almost entirely to how he sees the Mueller investigation proceeding.

If he ever does feel a real threat from that, he’ll immediately make himself a ‘wartime president’, with a depressingly high chance of that leading to complete political victory on all fronts.

So let’s all hope his advisors are so good at plying Trump with happy-fun news to stroke his ego that he gets caught completely by surprise and doesn’t have time to launch nukes before he’s arrested.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:14:18pm

oh…

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:14:51pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh…

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Remember when we thought Hunstman was decent for a Republican.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:15:09pm

re: #149 dangerman

A wide and fundamental misunderstanding how representation works

Adrian Smith understands how representation works.

I never even got a response to my E-mail asking he support a bill by Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE2) for Gold Star Family access to military bases for children who still have military benefits. (The way the law is now is the specific reason my mother would never consider remarrying, because she would lose access to bases for her minor children.)

He didn’t even respond to that.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:15:44pm

re: #185 HappyWarrior

Remember when we thought Hunstman was decent for a Republican.

‘Decent for a Republican’ is getting way too close to ‘decent for a Nazi’.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:16:11pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh…

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Comrade Putin is pissed.

GOOD.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:16:41pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh…

“MOSCOW - US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has been forced to cancel a planned trip to Russia’s Far East next week because senior regional officials could not find time to meet him, the US Embassy to Russia said in a statement on Friday.”

The beet harvest is at a fever pitch.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:17:03pm

re: #187 EPR-radar

‘Decent for a Republican’ is getting way too close to ‘decent for a Nazi’.

No kidding. The party grows worse by the day. My brother posed a great question this evening “How do you see the good in someone so callous to the suffering of others?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:17:11pm
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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:17:47pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fuckface Von Clownstick’s administration is a well-oiled machine!

-Cernovich, Posobiec, Ingraham, Hannity, et al., probably

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:18:26pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

Huntsman still weird to me in this appointment.
I really wish we had an operational State Department.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:18:30pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:20:04pm

re: #193 JordanRules

Huntsman still weird to me in this appointment.
I really wish we had an operational State Department.

I actually remember thinking he would be a good SoS in a hypothetical sand GOP administration.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:20:31pm

re: #185 HappyWarrior

Remember when we thought Hunstman was decent for a Republican.

I never thought so.

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:20:42pm

re: #190 HappyWarrior

No kidding. The party grows worse by the day. My brother posed a great question this evening “How do you see the good in someone so callous to the suffering of others?”

I’d look carefully and not be surprised if I didn’t find any

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:20:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:21:23pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:21:32pm

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

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In other words Donny really wants to do it but Cobb won’t let him.

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:21:52pm

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

Flynn pardon by Xmas a certainty.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:22:08pm

re: #196 Anymouse 🌹

I never thought so.

You weren’t here in 2012.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:22:30pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:22:50pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:22:58pm

re: #197 dangerman

I’d look carefully and not be surprised if I didn’t find any

Well it’s tough because we all have friends and even family who believe in right wing nonsense.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:23:17pm

re: #202 HappyWarrior

You weren’t here in 2012.

That’s true, I wasn’t. I’d not heard of this place yet.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:23:25pm

re: #201 Skip Intro

Flynn pardon by Xmas a certainty.

Will Flynn accept? I suspect Mueller has more stuff on him, with stiffer penalties, that he can charge him with. And his son.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:23:57pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:24:30pm

re: #201 Skip Intro

Flynn pardon by Xmas a certainty.

Then Mueller pulls out the other charges if Flynn then says he won’t play with Mueller. Plus the charges over Flynn, Jr.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:24:39pm

“Experimental journalism” LOL

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:24:41pm

re: #206 Anymouse 🌹

That’s true, I wasn’t. I’d not heard of this place yet.

Yeah wasn’t trying to dismiss you there but yeah I thought Huntsman was the least rotten apple in 2012. I’ve since been proven wrong.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:24:58pm

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹

Then Mueller pulls out the other charges if Flynn then says he won’t play with Mueller. Plus the charges over Flynn, Jr.

This is correct.

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:25:46pm
“…Republican leaders argue that providing deep tax cuts to corporations and wealthy business-owners will pump up the economy and deliver more jobs and higher wages to voters who, polls show, are deeply skeptical* of the tax plan.”
washingtonpost.com

*Because it’s a lie that even Republican politicians don’t believe. They’re just looting the country to benefit their donors.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:25:57pm

re: #212 HappyWarrior

Yeah wasn’t trying to dismiss you there but yeah I thought Huntsman was the least rotten apple in 2012. I’ve since been proven wrong.

Huntsman may have been the least objectionable GOP candidate in 2012. One may as well ask who was the least evil top Nazi.

IIRC this supposed ‘moderate’ wanted to completely eliminate the capital gains tax. That’s kind of like a RWNJ equivalent to the modest proposal of nationalizing all means of production.

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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:26:32pm

re: #204 Charles Johnson

He seems nice.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:27:06pm

re: #215 EPR-radar

Huntsman may have been the least objectionable GOP candidate in 2012. One may as well ask who was the least evil top Nazi.

I totally hear ya.

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:27:20pm

re: #207 Belafon

Will Flynn accept? I suspect Mueller has more stuff on him, with stiffer penalties, that he can charge him with. And his son.

Nothing is off the board for this ring of gangsters.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:27:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:27:41pm

re: #216 teleskiguy

He seems nice.

Well I know a way we can avoid it with him. Chop his balls off.

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:28:04pm

re: #214 jaunte

*Because it’s a lie that even Republican politicians don’t believe. They’re just looting the country to benefit their donors.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:28:14pm
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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:28:18pm

re: #213 HappyWarrior

Then trump pardons both of them.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:29:01pm

re: #216 teleskiguy

He seems nice.

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Yeah, blocked this one. Just another self-obsessed idiot.

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:29:23pm

re: #222 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Didn’t the GOP flip their shit over the ACA being so long and how there was no way anybody could read it before it was voted upon?

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dangerman  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:29:28pm

re: #221 Targetpractice

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And the rubes bought it!
They bought it!

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:29:49pm

re: #218 Skip Intro

Nothing is off the board for this ring of gangsters.

This is the part of investigations into mob bosses where important witnesses often start dying in strange circumstances. It wouldn’t surprise me a bit to see that happen here in Trumpland.

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plansbandc  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:30:00pm

Family Affair FTW!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:30:12pm

re: #223 Skip Intro

Then trump pardons both of them.

We shall see what happens. We’re not out of the woods by any means I do agree.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:30:15pm
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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:30:30pm

re: #223 Skip Intro

And then they are both compelled to testify, no taking the 5th.

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EPR-radar  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:31:33pm

re: #230 Charles Johnson

We don’t need to have Democrats straying on votes like this. I don’t care if it won’t change the outcome, show some unity dammit!

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:34:06pm

Hmm… haven’t heard any tidbits on how the WH holiday party for the press went other than that it was fairly subdued.

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:34:09pm
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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:34:53pm

There are no shades of gray.

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plansbandc  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:35:23pm

Uh oh. Mrs. Beasley has fallen off the terrace and disappeared. Chaos is going to ensue people.

Oh and fuck the Republicans.

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:36:05pm

re: #231 JordanRules

And then they are both compelled to testify, no taking the 5th.

Trump declares martial law, dissolves the courts in favor of military tribunals.

Don’t underestimate what trump will do to save his ass, or what Repubicans will let him do.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:36:09pm

re: #236 plansbandc

Uh oh. Mrs. Beasley has fallen off the terrace and disappeared. Chaos is going to ensue people.

Oh and fuck the Republicans.

“And for the rest, I hold that the GOP must be destroyed.”

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Interesting Times  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:36:43pm

re: #235 jaunte

[Embedded content]

There are no shades of gray.

Plenty of sadomasochism without a safeword, though…

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:36:54pm
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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:36:59pm

re: #237 Skip Intro

Then we die!

Your turn!

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:38:07pm

re: #240 Charles Johnson

They won’t. Rush and Alex and FNC will be there to blame the Dems.

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:38:32pm

re: #241 JordanRules

I know it’s crazy, but how much crazier is it from what we’ve already seen him do?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:38:45pm

here’s a clip of Sen Bennet’s righteous rant in the Senate today:

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:40:01pm

re: #242 HappyWarrior

They won’t. Rush and Alex and FNC will be there to blame the Dems.

It will all be the fault of Obama, Hillary, and the Deep State.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:40:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:41:26pm
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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:41:45pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

I hope he has good bodyguards.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:41:52pm

re: #244 Backwoods_Sleuth

here’s a clip of Sen Bennet’s righteous rant in the Senate today:

Ski, you should be proud.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:42:15pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

The first commandment of being a prosecutor: Thou shalt not fuck with my investigation.

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:42:18pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Which is what makes it so hilarious, all the wingnuts who spent the previous two years screaming that Hillary “lied” to the FBI and so deserved a long prison sentence are now treating it as no big deal.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:43:59pm

re: #251 Targetpractice

Which is what makes it so hilarious, all the wingnuts who spent the previous two years screaming that Hillary “lied” to the FBI and so deserved a long prison sentence are now treating it as no big deal.

Remember Hannity excusing Papadopoulis, oh he’s just a kid. Good thing Flynn didbfvput mustard on a burger.

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:44:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:44:28pm
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Interesting Times  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:44:35pm

Woah…look who finally came around to realizing what Charles saw back in 2009:

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:44:59pm

re: #211 Charles Johnson

“Experimental journalism” LOL

Journalism is not a place that needs experiments.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:45:09pm

re: #209 Charles Johnson

That Huffington Post article is one monumental exercise in [redacted due to deference that your Website is a family-oriented place].

What the flip is a “metamodernist”

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:45:58pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:46:00pm
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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:46:24pm

re: #254 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Hey now, Yertle wrote a promise to Collins that those cuts wouldn’t happen. You’re not suggesting his a liar, are ya?

///////

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:47:41pm

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

GOP can’t spare a moment to address CHIP funding expiring, will burn midnight oil trying to get a massive cash grab passed.

But hey, “Both Sides.”///////

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:47:56pm
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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:48:39pm

re: #243 Skip Intro

Oh I definitely don’t anticipate free and fair elections in 2018 and I know how much more quickly the evil can continue to ramp up. But I’ve also seen a people rise from slavery and give us the great 44th President.

Hope is strategic.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:50:26pm

re: #219 Backwoods_Sleuth

I was just talking to my son. He said the grad students at the University of Kentucky had a protest on Wednesday, and some of the professors headed to DC today to talk about the tax bill as much as they could.

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:50:42pm

This is like NASA launching a Jupiter mission then making back of the cuff calculations on how to get there, with significant input from flat earthers and young earth creationists.

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:51:48pm

re: #257 Anymouse 🌹

That Huffington Post article is one monumental exercise in [redacted due to deference that your Website is a family-oriented place].

What the flip is a “metamodernist”

This is why I always get cranky when people post Seth Abramson’s tweets. He’s a left wing con man.

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:51:49pm

re: #223 Skip Intro

Then trump pardons both of them.

And a pardon, if they accept, means they have to testify. It doesn’t save Trump.

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:51:58pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:52:24pm

re: #265 Skip Intro

This is like NASA launching a Jupiter mission then making back of the cuff calculations on how to get there, with significant input from flat earthers and young earth creationists.

“Ah, fuck it, we’ll just wing it. We got our grant money.”

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Targetpractice  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:52:58pm

re: #265 Skip Intro

This is like NASA launching a Jupiter mission then making back of the cuff calculations on how to get there, with significant input from flat earthers and young earth creationists.

“Fuck it, we’ll do it live.”

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Charles Johnson  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:53:08pm

re: #255 Interesting Times

Woah…look who finally came around to realizing what Charles saw back in 2009:

[Embedded content]

Tom Nichols is dead to me.

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Interesting Times  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:53:10pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:53:48pm

re: #268 jaunte

I’ve argued this before but right wing interpretations of capitalism is how we get people who want to destroy the whole capitalist system.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:54:38pm

Trickle down economics actually is a great word for it because the rich piss on you and then tell you it’s just water drops.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:55:38pm

re: #270 Targetpractice

“Fuck it, we’ll do it live.”

“Ah, hell, just make the changes in Production.”

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:56:51pm

re: #260 Targetpractice

Hey now, Yertle wrote a promise to Collins that those cuts wouldn’t happen. You’re not suggesting his a liar, are ya?

///////

She should ask Kentucky miners about him keeping promises.

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:57:45pm
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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:58:43pm
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wheat-dogg  Dec 1, 2017 • 7:59:49pm

Meanwhile, in outer space …
After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters
arstechnica.com

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:01:50pm

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:02:25pm

I think this action by Republicans is because of two things. The first is obviously the donors saying give us money or we won’t give you any. But the second is that Republicans have been scared by the elections since the beginning of the year. They’ve had to fight for ones they should win easily, and they got shellacked in VA. They keep losing on Oklahoma. They know what’s coming next November, and all they can think to do is pile money on top of themselves in hopes of surviving the metaphorical bomb that will go off.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:02:49pm

re: #279 wheat-dogg

Meanwhile, in outer space …
After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters
arstechnica.com

They really don’t make those things like they used to. Go get ‘em, Voyager.

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stpaulbear  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:03:07pm

When I get stressed out while I’m at the computer, I sometimes go watch videos by Theme Park Reviews. The guy who runs the site is pretty funny, they sometimes review really strange rides (many in China and Japan), and most of the coasters are pretty intense. I was watching tonight because I’m feeling helpless and scared about the tax bill. Now I’m listening to Urlich Schnauss’s first couple records.

Taron Roller Coaster AWESOME 60FPS HD Front Seat POV! Phantasialand Germany

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Belafon  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:03:43pm

re: #282 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

They really don’t make those things like they used to. Go get ‘em, Voyager.

The Mars rover was only supposed to last 90 days, so I think NASA is still making them that way.

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wheat-dogg  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:03:49pm

re: #282 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

They really don’t make those things like they used to. Go get ‘em, Voyager.

Yeah, house calls are right out.

286
bratwurst  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:04:36pm

re: #281 Belafon

I think this action by Republicans is because of two things. The first is obviously the donors saying give us money or we won’t give you any. But the second is that Republicans have been scared by the elections since the beginning of the year. They’ve had to fight for ones they should win easily, and they got shellacked in VA. They keep losing on Oklahoma. They know what’s coming next November, and all they can think to do is pile money on top of themselves in hopes of surviving the metaphorical bomb that is coming.

I really think this is correct. They are trying to get as much loot and favors for their donors as they can before this whole administration goes kablooey.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:05:12pm

re: #284 Belafon

The Mars rover was only supposed to last 90 days, so I think NASA is still making them that way.

This is true. Mars rovers have done really well in the durability department.

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plansbandc  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:05:35pm

Fighting of the despair with booze, but tomorrow always comes. My husband threw out his back and can barely move right now. He’s recovering from a heart attack. He MUST exercise, but he can’t. The walls are closing in. He has diabetes also. When we can’t afford insurance after this Republican shitfest, Insulin will cost at least $500 a month. Probably a thousand as the merciless insurance companies jack up the price. We are about to be thrown into the dumpster and Republicans could not give one shit.

This is not how either one of us ever thought our country would turn out. Jesus.

Fuck.

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:11:20pm

re: #288 plansbandc

Two years ago my biggest worry was the drought. Then out of nowhere comes this insane hound from hell and his acolytes and the whole country goes to shit in less than a year.

And just to put the cherry on top of the shit sundae the drought has come back.

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prairiefire  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:12:48pm

re: #288 plansbandc

(plansbandc)

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:13:00pm
292
Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:13:25pm

re: #278 jaunte

Good.

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:15:09pm

Die, peasants.

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:17:35pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:17:59pm

re: #291 jaunte

An excellent tactic right now would be to keep generating amendments that demonstrate all the permutations of how this cut isn’t about small businesses, the middle class, et cetera. Keep trying to carve out protections and benefits for little guys, and make the GOP vote them down.

We might not have the votes to stop them, ultimately…but make them show who they are and what they want.

Let all the poison in the muck come to the surface.

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Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:18:11pm

re: #293 jaunte

A tax break for private jet owners. I cannot wait to vote these people out next year.

Die, peasants.

Is there nothing for anti-fouling paint for yachts? Not every billionaire likes flying, ya’ know.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:18:20pm

re: #273 HappyWarrior

I’ve argued this before but right wing interpretations of capitalism is how we get people who want to destroy the whole capitalist system.

It’s interesting how the people who hate Marx the most work so hard to prove Marx’s analysis of capitalism was the correct one.

298
HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:18:53pm

Party for the rich, by the rich, & gullible idiots who hate black people, immigrants, lgbt people, and liberals.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:19:30pm

re: #297 Romantic Heretic

It’s interesting how the people who hate Marx the most work so hard to prove Marx’s analysis of capitalism was the correct one.

You said it much better then I could, thanks RH.

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:19:43pm
301
jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:21:13pm

We weren’t expecting the U.S. Senate to produce a Sharknado sequel.

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:21:56pm
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FormerDirtDart  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:22:15pm
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Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:24:11pm

re: #302 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

Let’s hear again how cool it’s going to be if only the boomers die off.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:24:17pm

re: #302 JordanRules

The young right is getting worse.

306
Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:25:16pm

re: #302 JordanRules

Young Nazis taking over the GOP. As bad as it is now it’s going to a hell of a lot worse.

307
HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:26:21pm

re: #306 Skip Intro

Young Nazis taking over the GOP. As bad as it is now it’s going to a hell of a lot worse.

We’ll have openly Nazi candidates if not already.

308
HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:26:48pm

re: #304 Decatur Deb

Let’s hear again how cool it’s going to be if only the boomers die off.

Yeah people who think that way are foolish.

309
jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:27:14pm

re: #306 Skip Intro

Young Nazis taking over the GOP. As bad as it is now it’s going to a hell of a lot worse.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:28:29pm

re: #309 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Except Obama fired Flynn, warned against making him National Security Adviser. What a fucking dumbass.

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Skip Intro  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:28:33pm

Blut und Boden.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:29:08pm

re: #283 stpaulbear

This is the coaster I want to ride someday.

Alpine Coaster (FULL RIDE) Hoch-Imst/Tirol

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Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:29:21pm

re: #311 Skip Intro

Blut und Boden.

Derp und Eisen.

314
JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:29:27pm

re: #306 Skip Intro

Nazis have been all up in the GOP, on police forces all over America etc, etc.

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Romantic Heretic  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:33:15pm

re: #293 jaunte

There’s that damned song in my head again.

Do you hear the people sing? - Les Miserables - High res, w/ lyrics

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:34:57pm

re: #315 Romantic Heretic

There’s that damned song in my head again.

[Embedded content]

HA! I was singing that on the drive home from work today.

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:35:30pm

re: #304 Decatur Deb

Hell, I still want boomers running for office too!
Civic engagement for everyone, at any age.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:36:30pm

re: #317 JordanRules

Hell, I still want boomers running for office too!
Civic engagement for everyone, at any age.

As long as someone is sane and supports compassionate policies, I’m fine with them.

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:37:43pm
320
Decatur Deb  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:38:39pm

re: #315 Romantic Heretic

That was a failed revolution. This one took.

Judy Collins - Marat/Sade

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FormerDirtDart  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:38:39pm
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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:39:23pm

re: #321 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Yep fuck the bros.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:40:10pm

re: #319 JordanRules

[Embedded content]

Wingnut welfare.

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jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:41:47pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:43:03pm

re: #324 jaunte

[Embedded content]

I wouldn’t have liked it any better, but at least I would’ve felt better that justice was being done because people had time to actually digest it and comprehend it.

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:43:10pm

re: #324 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Tell me Brit, how does the GOP’s ass taste on your face?

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goddamnedfrank  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:46:02pm
328
Hecuba's daughter  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:46:18pm

re: #314 JordanRules

Nazis have been all up in the GOP, on police forces all over America etc, etc.

When I compared what was happening to 1930’s Germany, my RW brother mocked me and declaimed that anyone who resorts to Nazi comparisons has lost the argument. Looks like the Republicans are infested with actual real life Nazis. So we are transitioning from Ayn Rand sociopaths like McConnell and Ryan who worship the power of wealth to hate-infused racist sociopaths like Congressman Steven King with Trump as the intermediary who has a foot in both camps.

329
FormerDirtDart  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:48:16pm
330
HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:48:38pm

re: #328 Hecuba’s daughter

When I compared what was happening to 1930’s Germany, my RW brother mocked me and declaimed that anyone who resorts to Nazi comparisons has lost the argument. Looks like the Republicans are infested with actual real life Nazis. So we are transitioning from Ayn Rand sociopaths like McConnell and Ryan who worship the power of wealth to hate-infused racist sociopaths like Congressman Steven King with Trump as the intermediary who has a foot in both camps.

Yep guys like King are going to be the mainstream of the party. Fewer and fewer Millenais may associate with the GOP but those who are very very very racist. and they will be leading the party in the years to come.

331
jaunte  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:48:39pm

re: #328 Hecuba’s daughter

Does your brother understand that declaring the other side has lost the argument isn’t actually an argument?

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JordanRules  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:48:44pm

11-Year-Old Meghan Markle on ‘Nick News’ Fighting Sexism

Cool!

msn.com

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HappyWarrior  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:50:10pm

re: #332 JordanRules

11-Year-Old Meghan Markle on ‘Nick News’ Fighting Sexism

Cool!

msn.com

Harry’s a lucky guy. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and thoughtful.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:50:40pm

re: #329 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Which version of the Senate bill? 6:30 PM, 6:38 PM, 6:46 PM, 6:55 PM, 7:02 PM…

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ipsos  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:51:51pm

I am taking just a smidge of comfort inn the fact that we’re pushing within a few minutes of midnight and there is still *something* keeping the Shit Sandwich Act of 2017 from getting a final vote rammed through.

Every minute it stays exposed to scrutiny makes this thing look worse to the voters of 2018 and 2020, and the GOP knows it.

And they STILL have to make anything that survives tonight pass through conference committee.

I’m getting juiced up to go stand outside in DC and make noise. Who’s coming?

336
Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:52:30pm

re: #288 plansbandc

Fighting of the despair with booze, but tomorrow always comes. My husband threw out his back and can barely move right now. He’s recovering from a heart attack. He MUST exercise, but he can’t. The walls are closing in. He has diabetes also. When we can’t afford insurance after this Republican shitfest, Insulin will cost at least $500 a month. Probably a thousand as the merciless insurance companies jack up the price. We are about to be thrown into the dumpster and Republicans could not give one shit.

This is not how either one of us ever thought our country would turn out. Jesus.

Fuck.

I’m terribly sorry to hear about your husband’s plight.

As for the GOP “shitfest,” it ain’t over yet for the Democrats.

337
Hecuba's daughter  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:56:33pm

re: #331 jaunte

Does your brother understand that declaring the other side has lost the argument isn’t actually an argument?

He claims he is repeating what others far more intelligent have said. OTOH, after the Democratic convention, he is the one who said to us that the “Democrat” convention appeared to be orchestrated by Goebbels. He reassured us that the tax plan would lead to 4% economic growth. It is amazing how he regurgitates all the wing nut memes; but living in Texas can do that to you.

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Single-handed sailor  Dec 1, 2017 • 8:56:36pm

On a 50/50 vote on an amendment, does Mike Pence have to come in and break the tie?

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 9:05:57pm

[duplicate post deleted]

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meteor  Dec 1, 2017 • 9:07:13pm

re: #216 teleskiguy

Dude jokes about beating women. Reported his sorry ass.

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teleskiguy  Dec 1, 2017 • 9:09:29pm

re: #338 Single-handed sailor

Correct.

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Anymouse 🌹  Dec 1, 2017 • 9:10:16pm

Left as the last lonely comment on the previous thread:

re: #328 Hecuba’s daughter

When I compared what was happening to 1930’s Germany, my RW brother mocked me and declaimed that anyone who resorts to Nazi comparisons has lost the argument. Looks like the Republicans are infested with actual real life Nazis. So we are transitioning from Ayn Rand sociopaths like McConnell and Ryan who worship the power of wealth to hate-infused racist sociopaths like Congressman Steven King with Trump as the intermediary who has a foot in both camps.

re: #339 Anymouse 🌹

Mike Godwin revoked that rule, considering we’re dealing with actual Nazis.

A guinea pig for Curious Lurker:

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MsJ  Dec 1, 2017 • 9:14:34pm

re: #334 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Which version of the Senate bill? 6:30 PM, 6:38 PM, 6:46 PM, 6:55 PM, 7:02 PM…

I totally store that. It’s perfect. Bravo!!

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makeitstop  Dec 1, 2017 • 10:00:01pm

re: #280 Skip Intro

[Embedded content]

That dude used to be a regular at Madison Square Garden for Knicks games. He made those big signs to cheer on Ewing, Oakley, Mase and Starks. I used to sit near him.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Dec 2, 2017 • 1:57:55am

re: #309 jaunte

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Blondie - Doom or Destiny (Official Video)Blondie performing "Doom or Destiny" from the new album "Pollinator".Out Now: blondie.lnk.to Follow Blondiefacebook.cominstagram.com@BlondieOfficial vevo.ly
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Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee (Official Music Video) Official video for Black Coffee from the new Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa album Black Coffee. Pre-order: smarturl.it BLACK COFFEE is available to pre-order on CD and vinyl. The limited CD box includes 2 coasters, a postcard and an ...
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