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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:39:20pm

From Politico today, a story about how confronting the FBI is a “suicide mission,” comes this anecdote about how in 1973, FBI agents marched into the White House while Nixon was away to start seizing evidence:

Caught in the web of Watergate, President Richard M. Nixon returned from Camp David and found a skinny young FBI man standing at attention down the hall from the Oval Office. Screaming in rage, he grabbed the agent by the lapels. “What the hell is this?” he shouted.

It was the rule of law challenging the power of the commander in chief—and the beginning of the end for Nixon. He knew that he was doomed. Within a year, the president would be named as an unindicted co-conspirator in an iron-clad criminal case. His impeachment inevitable, he resigned the presidency in the summer of 1974.

Wait, what? I’ll admit I was in grade school during that epoch, but I’ve read about it plenty since then, and I don’t remember a DAMN THING about the FBI basically executing a broad search warrant while an impotent Nixon raged at them.

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Skip Intro  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:41:28pm

re: #1 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Politico needs to remember that this isn’t 1973. Trump has corrupted so much of the government already that I doubt that such a thing could ever happen again.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:41:50pm

(Back on topic)

Yeah, Miller is part of the parade of nitwits, evil trolls, industrial terrorists, nihilist saboteurs and people who should be exiled to prisons in Novosibirsk that has infested the upper reaches of our government.

Thing is: this is still just a symptom.

The actual disease is the right-wing echo chamber that has built up a cult resistant to reality. Unless and until we resolve the Fox News, Hate Radio and 4chan/Breitbart/Free Republic problem, we’re going to see more and more batshit crazy screeching from brainwashed shitheads.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:43:43pm
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jaunte  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:45:56pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:45:59pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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Uh huh.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:46:30pm

re: #2 Skip Intro

Politico needs to remember that this isn’t 1973. Trump has corrupted so much of the government already that I doubt that such a thing could ever happen again.

I return again to my mental image of how the Trump presidency ends: a private plane taking off a runway, chased by a phalanx of FBI cars, trailing a cloud of dollar bills, swirling in the air, from the broken-open bales of cash that wouldn’t fit into the plane …

… as Don Jr. and Ivanka sob in handcuffs, tears running down their faces, “Daddy! Daddy! Wait! Come back!” …

… and then overhead, a wing of F-16s scrambled from Langley AFB scream on afterburners, chasing Trump as he desperately tries to reach international waters, to claim asylum in Russia …

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:49:27pm

re: #7 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

I return again to my mental image of how the Trump presidency ends: a private plane taking off a runway, chased by a phalanx of FBI cars, trailing a cloud of dollar bills, swirling in the air, from the broken-open bales of cash that wouldn’t fit into the plane …

… as Don Jr. and Ivanka sob in handcuffs, tears running down their faces, “Daddy! Daddy! Wait! Come back!” …

… and then overhead, a wing of F-16s scrambled from Langley AFB scream on afterburners, chasing Trump as he desperately tries to reach international waters, to claim asylum in Russia …

A true Hollywood ending.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:52:26pm

re: #7 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

I return again to my mental image of how the Trump presidency ends: a private plane taking off a runway, chased by a phalanx of FBI cars, trailing a cloud of dollar bills, swirling in the air, from the broken-open bales of cash that wouldn’t fit into the plane …

… as Don Jr. and Ivanka sob in handcuffs, tears running down their faces, “Daddy! Daddy! Wait! Come back!” …

… and then overhead, a wing of F-16s scrambled from Langley AFB scream on afterburners, chasing Trump as he desperately tries to reach international waters, to claim asylum in Russia …

Quite a visual.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:54:52pm
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:55:16pm

re: #8 Dr Lizardo

A true Hollywood ending.

Equal to Nixon grabbing an FBI agent by the lapels and screaming in his face. Man, I never knew he did that.

Much more likely: Mueller waits until just before the election to file charges. When they drop, Trump goes bonkers. Unable to deny reality any more, his lawyers break the news to him. He snaps and starts raving into an open microphone to Fox & Friends.

The next day, the cabinet invokes the 25th Amendment, and a fistfight breaks out on the House floor, between GOP reps who don’t want to be voted out of office, and members of the “Freedom Caucus” who are lost to reality (and living in safe, batshit-crazy districts).

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:55:16pm

re: #2 Skip Intro

Politico needs to remember that this isn’t 1973. Trump has corrupted so much of the government already that I doubt that such a thing could ever happen again.

As often as Trump goes golfing, they could get in there and he wouldn’t even know.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:56:47pm

re: #12 Belafon

As often as Trump goes golfing, they could get in there and he wouldn’t even know.

As dumb as everyone in this administration is, they could probably just ask them for incriminating evidence, saying that it was to publicize some new InfoWars campaign, and they would get a 20% cut, and they’d all roll over like trained seals.

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Skip Intro  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:56:50pm

re: #7 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Close, but I think Trump would head out with Ivanka while Jr., Eric, and Jared watched in handcuffs. Melon would be screaming with rage after discovering that he cleaned out all their accounts, leaving her billions of dollars in debt.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:58:20pm

Apparently was gong to go on his shooting spree today.

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:58:27pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart

Reading that sounds like a miniature, State Department, version of the Cultural Revolution.

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Skip Intro  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:59:09pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart

No, Rep. Engel, you need to do something NOW!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 12:59:31pm

re: #10 FormerDirtDart

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It was a long shot for me but that makes me glad o didn’t get into the foreign service. How depressing.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:00:25pm

re: #14 Skip Intro

Close, but I think Trump would head out with Ivanka while Jr., Eric, and Jared watched in handcuffs. Melon would be screaming with rage after discovering that he cleaned out all their accounts, leaving her billions of dollars in debt.

Ha! Nice refinement.

However, I think Melania is far more calculating and cold than that. She’d be working with Romanian & Slovenian hackers to intercept the transfers and “smurf” all the money through small transactions into a web of numbered Isle of Man accounts, leaving her and Barron to inherit the remains of the empire.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:01:30pm

re: #9 HappyWarrior

Quite a visual.

I can imagine Michael Mann directing it. He’s great at action sequences, like the shootout scene in Heat.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:02:11pm

re: #20 Dr Lizardo

I can imagine Michael Mann directing it. He’s great at action sequences, like the shootout scene in Heat.

What kind of music is playing?

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:03:16pm

(Unrelated musings)

Is anyone else surprised that Melania hasn’t retaliated by flaunting a relationship with some virile toyboy? Allowing herself to be photographed - dark & grainy, via a shaky long lens, so it looks authentic - making out with some dude with sculpted abs and a full head of hair?

Bonus points if it’s Colin Kaepernick.

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makeitstop  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:03:24pm

re: #12 Belafon

As often as Trump goes golfing, they could get in there and he wouldn’t even know.

Hey, remember last summer when the White House was being renovated while Trump spent two weeks at Bedminster?

ots of comings and goings, what with the contractors and all. Just thinking out loud here…

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TedStriker  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:03:32pm

re: #7 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

I return again to my mental image of how the Trump presidency ends: a private plane taking off a runway, chased by a phalanx of FBI cars, trailing a cloud of dollar bills, swirling in the air, from the broken-open bales of cash that wouldn’t fit into the plane …

… as Don Jr. and Ivanka sob in handcuffs, tears running down their faces, “Daddy! Daddy! Wait! Come back!” …

… and then overhead, a wing of F-16s scrambled from Langley AFB scream on afterburners, chasing Trump as he desperately tries to reach international waters, to claim asylum in Russia …

re: #8 Dr Lizardo

A true Hollywood ending.

And when they catch up to Trump’s escape jet and box him in to escort him back, I could see Trump scream to his pilot to try to ram them to get them to back off. If his pilot refuses to, I could see Trump trying to wrest the controls to do it himself, resulting in one of three things:

1) The pilot and/or other passengers subdue Trump and his pilot complies with landing back at the nearest USAF base.

2) Trump causes a mid-air collision that also destroys his plane outright.

3) Trump causes a mid-air collision that doesn’t destroy his plane outright, but still dooms him as the flight leader is told these seven words by their higher-ups (with assent from the Pentagon and Acting President Pence): “You are free to engage the target”. You’d have to wonder what would be going through Trump’s empty skull in those last seconds as the fighters drop back to a safe distance, then light his ass up and scatter him all over the Atlantic.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:03:39pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

What kind of music is playing?

Hans Zimmer.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:04:02pm

re: #12 Belafon

As often as Trump goes golfing, they could get in there and he wouldn’t even know.

They just have to put all the papers back on his desk they way they….oh, right.

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Skip Intro  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:06:00pm

re: #26 Jebediah, RBG

I’m guessing that all the drawers in Trump’s desk are empty, just like his head.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:06:58pm

re: #20 Dr Lizardo

I can imagine Michael Mann directing it. He’s great at action sequences, like the shootout scene in Heat.

I was on the set for that one. Mann is a total genius. Also a maniac. He wanted a helicopter flyover of the shootout. Problem: the main electrical trunk lines for LA were over the street.

“So? Take ‘em down.”

Day of the shoot, the location manager had a cellphone (those old big Star-Tacs) on each ear. We were re-routing the power for all of metro LA, by pushing the San Onofre output to 100%. The location manager said, “Go!”

Lines came down. Mann called action. Actors started running around & shooting. Chopper swooped overhead.

Six months later, in the editing suite, Mann looked at the footage and said, “Nah. Takes us out of the emotion of the scene. Let’s stay close on Val Kilmer and DeNiro fleeing instead.”

Cost of the aerial shot: $3 million. Never made it even into the DVD extras, as far as I know…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:06:59pm

re: #25 Dr Lizardo

Hans Zimmer.

I really want to see this now.

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MsJ  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:07:06pm

re: #2 Skip Intro

Politico needs to remember that this isn’t 1973. Trump has corrupted so much of the government already that I doubt that such a thing could ever happen again.

And Eric Prince will gladly kill an FBI agent.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:08:01pm

I’m having a vision of Trump shouting “You can’t do this to me, in the greatest president ever!”

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:09:27pm

re: #28 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Wow….I had no idea.

I’d say in the end, Mann made the right choice. That shootout scene is intense and probably one of the best I’ve ever seen. The sound design really amps it up, too. No background music whatsoever; it completely immerses you in the moment.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:11:40pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

I’m having a vision of Trump shouting “You can’t do this to me, in the greatest president ever!”

Yeah, that’s my bet, really. The dementia is getting worse, and when his world caves in, he’s going to snap & regress to a 3-year-old, screaming and throwing things in the ultimate tantrum.

At that point, it’ll more resemble the humiliating end of the movie Fargo, with Jerry Lundegaard screaming “NO! NO! NO! NOOOOOOOO!”

Jerry Lundegaard getting arrested at the end of Fargo

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:13:17pm

re: #33 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Yeah, that’s my bet, really. The dementia is getting worse, and when his world caves in, he’s going to snap & regress to a 3-year-old, screaming and throwing things in the ultimate tantrum.

At that point, it’ll more resemble the humiliating end of the movie Fargo, with Jerry Lundegaard screaming “NO! NO! NO! NOOOOOOOO!”

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Such a great scene. My favorite Coen movie fwiw.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:13:44pm

re: #15 FormerDirtDart

Good on the kid who heard the threat, had the presence of mind to record it on their phone, and then reported it. They saved lives.

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plansbandc  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:13:56pm

re: #21 HappyWarrior

-Yakety Sax- Music

With everything at silly speed, of course.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:13:57pm
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rhuarc  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:15:48pm

re: #20 Dr Lizardo

I can imagine Michael Mann directing it. He’s great at action sequences, like the shootout scene in Heat.

One of the best, if not the best, shootout scenes in any movie. The only other scene that grabs my attention the same way is the Sicario border crossing scene when they are in the cars. That one gets me every time too!

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:17:29pm

I don’t need high drama in a Trump arrest. Seeing him perp-walked out of the White House will do just fine.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:17:40pm

re: #37 FormerDirtDart

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Lol because we weren’t capitalist before. Go home Varney, you’re drunk.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:26:24pm

re: #38 rhuarc

One of the best, if not the best, shootout scenes in any movie. The only other scene that grabs my attention the same way is the Sicario border crossing scene when they are in the cars. That one gets me every time too!

The car chase in “To Live and Die in LA” was the first one (to my knowledge) that featured the car desperately going the wrong way down the freeway into oncoming traffic.

To Live and Die in L.A.(1985) - The Car Chase part 2

Years ago, as part of the film series at the Egyptian up on Hollywood Blvd., they had the director, William Friedkin (who also did French Connection and the Exorcist), talking about what it took to do this scene. Amazing. Still holds up (although the cutaways from Petersen as he’s driving to slo-mo scenes are a bit French Nouveau for my taste).

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:27:15pm

re: #3 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

(Back on topic)

Yeah, Miller is part of the parade of nitwits, evil trolls, industrial terrorists, nihilist saboteurs and people who should be exiled to prisons in Novosibirsk that has infested the upper reaches of our government.

Thing is: this is still just a symptom.

The actual disease is the right-wing echo chamber that has built up a cult resistant to reality. Unless and until we resolve the Fox News, Hate Radio and 4chan/Breitbart/Free Republic problem, we’re going to see more and more batshit crazy screeching from brainwashed shitheads.

bolded for truth

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:27:54pm

I keep on thinking about the comedy Dick with Kirsten Duntz and Michelle Williams and Nixon flying away to You’re So Vain. I’m also imagining Mueller making a call to a smiling Comey- “We got the bastard Jim, we got him.” I mean if this is going to be a silly drama, why not?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:29:03pm

re: #42 dangerman

bolded for truth

I guess that’s why I’m fairly cynical going forward. Let’s say we do get rid of Trump-Pence. They’re going to be convinced it was an illegal coup that unseated their hero. Trumpism and its allies have created a large group of people who cannot accept basic reality.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:29:25pm

re: #41 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

One of my faves; the car chase scene in Ronin.

Ronin Paris Car Chase Full 1080p HD

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stpaulbear  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:29:43pm

re: #15 FormerDirtDart

Apparently was gong to go on his shooting spree today.

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I always wonder about the parents of these kids who assemble an arsenal in their bedrooms and then have the cops show up at their door. The kids have got to be products of their environment, but I would imagine that they are shocked! shocked! when they find out what junior’s been up to.

XTC - No Thugs in Our House

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:32:50pm

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (Upload Test)
Heh this sort of works too.

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rhuarc  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:35:46pm

re: #38 rhuarc

One of the best, if not the best, shootout scenes in any movie. The only other scene that grabs my attention the same way is the Sicario border crossing scene when they are in the cars. That one gets me every time too!

Sicario - Border Battle Scene (HD)

Sicario scene I referenced if you’ve never seen the movie before. Highly recommend it. I don’t watch many movies multiple times anymore, but this one I’ve seen three times and will watch again the future.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:43:41pm

re: #48 rhuarc

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Sicario scene I referenced if you’ve never seen the movie before. Highly recommend it. I don’t watch many movies multiple times anymore, but this one I’ve seen three times and will watch again the future.

whole movie is pretty great

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:45:31pm

jeeeezzzuuusss

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:45:31pm

re: #44 HappyWarrior

I guess that’s why I’m fairly cynical going forward. Let’s say we do get rid of Trump-Pence. They’re going to be convinced it was an illegal coup that unseated their hero. Trumpism and its allies have created a large group of people who cannot accept basic reality.

this is all speculation of course
it depends on how complete, thorough and comprehensive (redundant much) mueller is in the end
it also depends on how trump goes (assuming). ie forced to resign by the R’s. impeachment, an actual criminal indictment. or say another possibility - something like “if you resign we wont put donny jr, jared, and ivanka away”

of course this is just dreaming

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:46:45pm

re: #48 rhuarc

Here’s one of the great car chase sequences from a now almost totally-forgotten film, The Seven-Ups, starring Roy Scheider and Richard Lynch.

The Seven-Ups Car Chase (1973)

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:46:55pm

re: #50 Stanley Sea

Wow, that Twitter handle.

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:47:37pm

re: #46 stpaulbear

I always wonder about the parents of these kids who assemble an arsenal in their bedrooms and then have the cops show up at their door. The kids have got to be products of their environment, but I would imagine that they are shocked! shocked! when they find out what junior’s been up to.

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it would be creepy not to know what your kid is doing and then they gotta wonder if they were on the list…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:47:54pm

re: #50 Stanley Sea

jeeeezzzuuusss

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WTF

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:51:19pm

re: #53 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Wow, that Twitter handle.

“semitic liaison” is really something else. Anyone that doesn’t think Nazi-style anti-semitism could easily become a major obsession of the entire US right is kidding themselves.

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:52:06pm

re: #52 Dr Lizardo

Here’s one of the great car chase sequences from a now almost totally-forgotten film, The Seven-Ups, starring Roy Scheider and Richard Lynch.

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i realize we’re morphing the topic — Bullitt

YouTube

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MsJ  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:52:07pm

re: #51 dangerman

this is all speculation of course
it depends on how complete, thorough and comprehensive (redundant much) mueller is in the end
it also depends on how trump goes (assuming). ie forced to resign by the R’s. impeachment, an actual criminal indictment. or say another possibility - something like “if you resign we wont put donny jr, jared, and ivanka away”

of course this is just dreaming

No. Absolutely not. There has got to be consequences. There has to be something that deters future dictator-wannabes, those who want to loot the Treasury, those who break laws. And it had to be severe; life in prison. For trump, his thieving children and every single person involved. If trump is allowed to slide, history will repeat itself over and over. It has to stop. Here and now.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:52:29pm

re: #56 EPR-radar

“semitic liaison” is really something else. Anyone that doesn’t think Nazi-style anti-semitism could easily become a major obsession of the entire US right is kidding themselves.

Yes, but “matt’s our semite” is …definitely special. As a Twitter handle, I mean.

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MsJ  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:52:30pm

re: #53 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Wow, that Twitter handle.

I hadn’t even noticed that. Wow indeed.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:52:54pm

re: #50 Stanley Sea

Nazi Douchebag says what now?

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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:55:40pm
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blueraven  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:56:52pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

I think Chelsea might just be delusional enough to think she has some sort of super power, and that she fancies herself a “spy” or at least mixed up enough to draw on it as a defense mechanism when it is convenient. In reality, it seems like she is in way over her head.

She is fortunate that Obama pardoned her, I think it was the right thing to do as, no doubt, she suffered greatly in prison. She shouldn’t try to parlay that into a Senate run. I think she needs to take some time out for some counseling.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:58:41pm

re: #57 dangerman

Years ago, I showed a group of students The French Connection; they were a group of younger students (early to mid 20’s) and they couldn’t believe the car chase scene (which is pretty much legendary) was real and not CGI.

Then the next week, I showed them The Blues Brothers. LOL.

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:58:42pm

re: #63 blueraven

He didn’t pardon her, just granted her clemency for the rest of her time.

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rhuarc  Jan 26, 2018 • 1:59:41pm

re: #53 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Wow, that Twitter handle.

Is this another case of “my Jewish lawyer” (Moore in Alabama) or Trump’s fake spokesman in the 80’s and 90s? Probably a fake person made up by the Nazi.

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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:00:20pm

re: #64 Dr Lizardo

Movies where all those stunts were practical effects.

The Matrix Reloaded has a great car chase scene, which by itself (non CGI) is pretty damned impressive in its own right, but they added CGI because it added to the danger factor.

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:01:23pm

re: #58 MsJ

No. Absolutely not. There has got to be consequences. There has to be something that deters future dictator-wannabes, those who want to loot the Treasury, those who break laws. And it had to be severe; life in prison. For trump, his thieving children and every single person involved. If trump is allowed to slide, history will repeat itself over and over. It has to stop. Here and now.

honestly i was only thinking of the getting him out of office part

this is different from watergate in a lot of ways - some “sacred” stuff - foreign governments meddling, the election mechanism itself (not just the dnc headquarters and ratfucking), possibly complicity by lots of americans (read treason), lots and lots of people involved who individually also committed lots of easy errors (read felonies) in docs signed under penalty of perjury, and on and on

so maybe it does break into two or more parts
one is getting him out of office
the second is what happens to him/them after

and mueller cant make a deal with all the states and ag’s….besides

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:04:39pm

re: #66 rhuarc

Is this another case of “my Jewish lawyer” (Moore in Alabama) or Trump’s fake spokesman in the 80’s and 90s? Probably a fake person made up by the Nazi.

Check his twitter feed.

He appears real.

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:05:54pm

re: #66 rhuarc

Is this another case of “my Jewish lawyer” (Moore in Alabama) or Trump’s fake spokesman in the 80’s and 90s? Probably a fake person made up by the Nazi.

Sorry, but I could see Ben of the Corn filling that role.

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blueraven  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:06:03pm

re: #65 Belafon

He didn’t pardon her, just granted her clemency for the rest of her time.

Thanks for the correction.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:07:11pm

Time to call it a day. Have a good one, Lizards.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:08:09pm

Mre: #70 Belafon

Sorry, but I could see Ben of the Corn filling that role.

Not sure tbh but I think he’s too into the right establishment to embrace Nehlen.

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Belafon  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:10:03pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

M

Not sure tbh but I think he’s too into the right establishment to embrace Nehlen.

I didn’t quite say it right, because I made too short of a statement. I think the “liaison” is real because I could see Ben being part of a group where he’s their token Jew, not that Ben would be necessarily part of that particular group.

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fern01  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:10:57pm

re: #15 FormerDirtDart

Apparently was gong to go on his shooting spree today.

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From this link pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

Through the course of their investigation, troopers learned the suspect had planned to target four students at the school on Friday.
“The individual also expressed dislike for these four students and his uncle.

It seems so very sad when a 14 year old thinks guns are the solution to disliking other students.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:11:16pm

re: #74 Belafon

I didn’t quite say it right, because I made too short of a statement. I think the “liaison” is real because I could see Ben being part of a group where he’s their token Jew, not that Ben would be necessarily part of that particular group.

Ohhh yeah, I’d agree with that.

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rhuarc  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:14:18pm

re: #69 Stanley Sea

Check his twitter feed.

He appears real.

I started scrolling through. Maybe a real person from 4chan or Daily Stormer? Or maybe Paul is that much of a Nazi and knows he needs to attempt some cover so creates this account?

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:19:49pm

Charles:

in case you’re not aware, your Trump bumper sticker generator still gets a lot of mileage from the commenters over at PoliticalWire.com

every time i see a new one it’s a tribute to a simple, brilliant and understated idea.

well done.

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makeitstop  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:22:35pm

re: #41 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

The car chase in “To Live and Die in LA” was the first one (to my knowledge) that featured the car desperately going the wrong way down the freeway into oncoming traffic.

The mention of that film sent me down a Youtube Wang Chung rabbit hole. They were a pretty good band.

Wang Chung - To Live And Die In L.A. - 7/6/1986 - Ritz (Official)

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A Mom Anon  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:23:17pm

re: #75 fern01

What’s sad is that he was able to do this right under his parents’ nose. I agree kids need privacy, but there is a point where they are still a child and you’re the parent and its your fucking house.

One of the killers at Columbine HS had pipe bombs and other shit in his room too. His parents claimed they had no idea.

My kid is 23 and still lives at home. I do go into his room now and then, not to snoop so much as to make sure things are OK with him and that his room isn’t turning into a compost heap.

This kid was 14, he doesn’t and shouldn’t have that much privacy. Were the intended victims bullies or abusive? That would give a why to this, but still, kids are learning from the adults around them that the answer to any conflict is a gun. It has to stop. I hope the NRA gets shithammered in this Russia mess, they contribute nothing good to this country anymore.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:24:39pm

re: #80 A Mom Anon

Also, the kid is 14. Where did the guns come from? At that age the kid isn’t buying them without parents present.

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:28:57pm

re: #80 A Mom Anon

What’s sad is that he was able to do this right under his parents’ nose. I agree kids need privacy, but there is a point where they are still a child and you’re the parent and its your fucking house.

One of the killers at Columbine HS had pipe bombs and other shit in his room too. His parents claimed they had no idea.

My kid is 23 and still lives at home. I do go into his room now and then, not to snoop so much as to make sure things are OK with him and that his room isn’t turning into a compost heap.

This kid was 14, he doesn’t and shouldn’t have that much privacy. Were the intended victims bullies or abusive? That would give a why to this, but still, kids are learning from the adults around them that the answer to any conflict is a gun. It has to stop. I hope the NRA gets shithammered in this Russia mess, they contribute nothing good to this country anymore.

how does a 14 year old get the money and access to buy “a semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun, two lever-action rifles, machetes and throwing knives”?

without anyone having a clue?

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:29:16pm

re: #81 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Also, the kid is 14. Where did the guns come from? At that age the kid isn’t buying them without parents present.

great minds, etc.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:32:03pm

re: #83 dangerman

great minds, etc.

We share a similar form of crazy, it’s true. (I did another 13 today, and now taper down to race next Saturday. Where taper = road trip.)

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sagehen  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:32:11pm

re: #19 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Ha! Nice refinement.

However, I think Melania is far more calculating and cold than that. She’d be working with Romanian & Slovenian hackers to intercept the transfers and “smurf” all the money through small transactions into a web of numbered Isle of Man accounts, leaving her and Barron to inherit the remains of the empire.

I’m sure she has a nice cache of jewelry, all of which she knows how to sell at a fair price.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:33:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:33:54pm

re: #86 Charles Johnson

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Targetpractice  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:39:36pm

re: #86 Charles Johnson

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:40:34pm
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KerFuFFler  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:40:53pm

re: #86 Charles Johnson

Trump pressed senior aides last June to devise and carry out a campaign to discredit senior FBI officials after learning that those specific officials were likely to be witnesses against him as part of Mueller’s probe, Foreign Policy reports.

Sounds like a pretty cut and dried case of obstruction to me.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:41:14pm

re: #89 Ace-o-aces

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Look at me!

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:42:10pm

re: #84 klys (maker of Silmarils)

We share a similar form of crazy, it’s true. (I did another 13 today, and now taper down to race next Saturday. Where taper = road trip.)

80 pretty good minutes today. a good bunch in the last 2 weeks. i’m almost back -
again. (broken record much?)

also working on an email

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Targetpractice  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:43:25pm

I’m gonna call it now, when (not if) Trump or members of his administration are charged with obstruction, the wingnut cry will be “BUT THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA!!!!”

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A Mom Anon  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:43:46pm

re: #82 dangerman

re: #81 klys (maker of Silmarils)

The thing is, it’s not hard to get any kind of a weapon if you want one bad enough. I’d guess this was a friend or relative or parents helping in some form. Either with money (I am amazed at what some parents just give to their kids now. I have a friend with a teen daughter who was shocked that the 100 dollar A WEEK ALLOWANCE she was giving her kid was being used to buy weed. Really? And she still gives the kid money even after a stint in military school, and she bought her a CAR. After she was arrested for shoplifting GAH. )or maybe even stealing them from somewhere.

I’m outside Atlanta, at least once a week there’s something on the news here about people breaking into cars to steal guns, into homes or into gun shops. I just hope this kid gets some help before he kills someone or himself.

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Skip Intro  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:44:05pm
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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:44:27pm

re: #90 KerFuFFler

Sounds like a pretty cut and dried case of obstruction to me.

Republicans in Congress aren’t going to give a shit about Trump’s obstruction of justice. What might get some traction is if there are juicy underlying details.

For example, Trump’s money laundering and/or Trump not being nearly as wealthy as he claims he is because he is mostly/completely owned by Russian mobsters.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:44:59pm

re: #94 A Mom Anon

Man, I only got $20 a week and that was for mowing our acre+ lawn.

Kids these days…

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:45:36pm

dinner:

johnsonville brats - because someone here was talking about them last week
fair enough rolls to do them justice
home made napa cabbage cole slaw
likely some lambrusco

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Weaselone  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:47:53pm

re: #86 Charles Johnson

So his aides basically ignored him, or just sucked at it, but the Republican Congress came along and decided they loved this plan. So basically however bad we think Trump’s staff is, Congressional Republicans are worse.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:49:44pm

re: #97 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I didn’t get shit. LOL. My parents were old school. As in, “you live here, I am not paying you to do shit that you are supposed to do in the first place”. My Dad used to ask me where I’d like my parade thrown when I’d ask for money for doing chores. But, they did let me slide on doing stuff at home when I got a part time job after school and when I babysat for the neighbor kids.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:53:49pm
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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:54:31pm

re: #94 A Mom Anon

The thing is, it’s not hard to get any kind of a weapon if you want one bad enough. I’d guess this was a friend or relative or parents helping in some form. Either with money (I am amazed at what some parents just give to their kids now. I have a friend with a teen daughter who was shocked that the 100 dollar A WEEK ALLOWANCE she was giving her kid was being used to buy weed. Really? And she still gives the kid money even after a stint in military school, and she bought her a CAR. After she was arrested for shoplifting GAH. )or maybe even stealing them from somewhere.

I’m outside Atlanta, at least once a week there’s something on the news here about people breaking into cars to steal guns, into homes or into gun shops. I just hope this kid gets some help before he kills someone or himself.

i hear you loud and clear
there are two dynamics here - your first line, then all the rest

i have no kids, so no experience in that area, there’s a lot im just not clued in on. and my life is not all that plugged in. there’s a lot i dont know thats going on.

its your first line that chills me. this is the way things are now. and i know you’re not saying it - that its part of the argument that always comes up why “gun control” just cant work.

at some point along the line or each line of a semiautomatic rifle, a shotgun, and two lever-action rifles, people lost control of their weapon(s). they sold to someone they shouldnt, or it was stolen and i wonder if reported, or in some other way one kid was able to take control of all four.

now and again i get to fear for humanity and it’s got nothing to do with the moron-in-chief

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A Mom Anon  Jan 26, 2018 • 2:59:58pm

re: #102 dangerman

Oh I hear you. I don’t think Trump is the disease, he’s the symptoms all rolled into a big orange blob of shit. This country needs an empathy injection of some kind. There are way too many lonely and disaffected people in this country. Sadness and anger and fear create monsters of all kinds and levels.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:04:48pm

Oh noes! They’re on to us!

“The left, which dictates popular culture, brainwashes young people into believing they live in a world where 64 gender options are up for selection, everything is free, Beyoncé is a God queen, and eating detergent is funny.”

Facebook Post

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:07:06pm

re: #104 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

It’s sad to see the cynical sneer already developing on someone that young.

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jaunte  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:08:26pm

“It’s a felony to leave water for thirsty people? This is not America.”

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MsJ  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:11:09pm

re: #75 fern01

From this link pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

It seems so very sad when a 14 year old thinks guns are the solution to disliking other students.

Bullying. Some day the people in charge of the schools will take that seriously. Expel bullies. Protect children. So many of these shootings are a result of bullying, of desperation (and a desire for retribution).

A real shame. A national tragedy in itself.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:11:20pm

re: #105 jaunte

Lets see her in 10 years. That level of ugly ages a person. See; Jones, Alex and Geller, Pam as two examples. For real though, she’s getting paid to be an asshole. Probably more than most of us will see ever.

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dangerman  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:14:50pm

im off
may be back later
depends on how much lammy-brusco

don’t….just, dont.

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prairiefire  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:16:08pm

Happy Friday, lizards. At least Trump is out of the country.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:18:55pm

re: #104 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Oh noes! They’re on to us!

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It ought to be a crime to be as dumb as Talky Tomi from the Twilight Zone!

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MsJ  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:18:57pm

re: #108 A Mom Anon

Lets see her in 10 years. That level of ugly ages a person. See; Jones, Alex and Geller, Pam as two examples. For real though, she’s getting paid to be an asshole. Probably more than most of us will see ever.

Kellyanne Conway. That woman is younger than me but looks 10 years (easily!) older.

Watch Sarah Huckabee in 5 years. She’ll look 50.

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A Mom Anon  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:20:10pm

re: #107 MsJ

When my son was being bullied in middle and high school, the school system was more concerned about the bullies’ (yes plural) privacy than what was being done to my kid. I knew who the bullies were, and when I mentioned their names in school meetings I was shushed. It’s not like the little assholes were being secretive. Some of what was done to him would have landed an adult in a workplace in jail. When I related some of the things done to my kid in those meetings there was actually LAUGHTER from the people supposed to be protecting him.

I wish to fuck I could sue a whole list of people over that shit. Because of that experience my son NEVER wants to set foot in a classroom again. Not even for tech or trade school. He left school thinking he was stupid and spent so much time trying to fend off this shit he learned very little (he had no idea that 32 degrees is the freezing temp of water as just one example) that he should know. But he would not allow me to withdraw him from school, he told me he wasn’t going to let the motherfuckers run him out of there and he said letting them get away with it would just make it harder for the next autistic kid. Sigh. Adults really do not get how bad it can get, it is nothing like the teasing and bullying that was typical 30 or 40 years ago.

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Targetpractice  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:25:03pm

Funny exchange I just heard (paraphrased):

“Robert Mueller knows everything. If you’re just finding it out now, he’s known about it for weeks or months.”

“So you’re saying Mueller is God?”

“No, God is capable of mercy.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:25:29pm

re: #113 A Mom Anon

When my son was being bullied in middle and high school, the school system was more concerned about the bullies’ (yes plural) privacy than what was being done to my kid. I knew who the bullies were, and when I mentioned their names in school meetings I was shushed. It’s not like the little assholes were being secretive. Some of what was done to him would have landed an adult in a workplace in jail. When I related some of the things done to my kid in those meetings there was actually LAUGHTER from the people supposed to be protecting him.

I wish to fuck I could sue a whole list of people over that shit. Because of that experience my son NEVER wants to set foot in a classroom again. Not even for tech or trade school. He left school thinking he was stupid and spent so much time trying to fend off this shit he learned very little (he had no idea that 32 degrees is the freezing temp of water as just one example) that he should know. But he would not allow me to withdraw him from school, he told me he wasn’t going to let the motherfuckers run him out of there and he said letting them get away with it would just make it harder for the next autistic kid. Sigh. Adults really do not get how bad it can get, it is nothing like the teasing and bullying that was typical 30 or 40 years ago.

That is precisely the shit I had to go through in school. But it was several asshole teachers who encouraged kids to bully me. From the third grade teacher who made fun of my hair calling me N-word head to the algebra teacher who made fun of my clothes to the football coach who was a world class asshole who endlessly ridiculed me until his wife and I won bridge tournaments, school was a torture chamber. The day I graduated from Auschwitz High School, well I felt like Robert Clary walking out of Auschwitz…

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:25:58pm

re: #110 prairiefire

Happy Friday, lizards. At least Trump is out of the country.

On his way back.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:28:16pm

MomAnon,

I’m still reeling that a teenager makes 400/month for nothing.

Amazing.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:28:27pm

President Donald Trump pressed senior aides last June to devise and carry out a campaign to discredit senior FBI officials after learning that those specific employees were likely to be witnesses against him as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to two people directly familiar with the matter.

In testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, recently fired FBI Director James Comey disclosed that he spoke contemporaneously with other senior bureau officials about potentially improper efforts by the president to curtail the FBI’s investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Mueller is investigating whether Trump’s efforts constituted obstruction of justice.

foreignpolicy.com

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TedStriker  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:29:49pm

re: #118 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

President Donald Trump pressed senior aides last June to devise and carry out a campaign to discredit senior FBI officials after learning that those specific employees were likely to be witnesses against him as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to two people directly familiar with the matter.

In testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, recently fired FBI Director James Comey disclosed that he spoke contemporaneously with other senior bureau officials about potentially improper efforts by the president to curtail the FBI’s investigation of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Mueller is investigating whether Trump’s efforts constituted obstruction of justice.

foreignpolicy.com

It doesn’t take much learnin’ to know the answer to that: yes, it is.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:35:42pm

re: #117 Stanley Sea

MomAnon,

I’m still reeling that a teenager makes 400/month for nothing.

Amazing.

And I remember when Dad would have the bank give him a couple half dollars. We got that every week. And that was when Dad was paid around $800 a month in the 60s…

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Skip Intro  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:42:21pm

re: #116 Stanley Sea

On his way back.

To play golf tomorrow.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:47:02pm

re: #121 Skip Intro

To play golf tomorrow.

He’s back.

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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:54:30pm

The more one looks into the sex abuse scandal, the more people need to realize that the athletic programs at places like MSU need to be ended permanently. They systematically and completely ignored sex abuse and harassment claims, and it was pervasive.

Oh, and in the case of MSU, looks like there’s also a Betsy DeVos angle that needs further investigation. For one thing, DeVos is looking to gut Title IX and monitoring/reporting of harassment/abuse requirements are among the things on the chopping block.

MSU football and basketball programs implicated.

The report also details several sexual abuse allegations made against members of the university’s basketball and football teams during the tenure of its most recognizable figures: basketball coach Tom Izzo and football coach Mark Dantonio.

“In one case, a university-hired outside investigator claimed to have not even generated a written report at the conclusion of his work,” ESPN staff writer Paula Lavigne reported. “And attorneys who have represented accusers and the accused agree on this: University officials have not always been transparent, and often put the school’s reputation above the need to give fair treatment to those reporting sexual violence and to the alleged perpetrators.”

At least 16 Spartans football players have been accused of sexual assault or violence against women since Dantonio became head coach in 2007, according to the report. But as recently as June, when Dantonio was talking to reporters about four of his players who were accused of sexual assault, the coach said “this is new ground for us” when asked how Michigan State previously handled such allegations.

End it.

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The Major  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:56:19pm

re: #111 Joe Bacon 🌹

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The Major  Jan 26, 2018 • 3:58:15pm

re: #113 A Mom Anon

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ObserverArt  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:04:46pm

Catching the end of Ari Melber and he is announcing a special he is doing on Sunday night on the Election Meddling with reps from Facebook and Twitter.

9:00 PM Sunday January 28, MSNBC.

He’s been pretty tough on both in his many exposes he has done since his show has been on. This should be pretty good for anyone interested.

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prairiefire  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:06:19pm

re: #122 Stanley Sea

Shit.

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blueraven  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:18:58pm

So, Fox News “Special Report” did a segment on sexual harassment. Leading off with the Hillary 2008 campaign story, barely mentioning the guys name who actually was accused of inappropriate sexual conduct, or the nature of the allegations…then they moved on to the Steve Wynn story. Each story received approximately the same amount of time. No details on the horrific nature of of the accusations agaisnt Wynn.

Basically they put Hillary and Wynn in the same light. Yeah, they are equally bad, see?//
*spit*

Where is the outrage like in the case of Harvey Weinstein? Wynn is an official of the RNC, ffs.

When allegations against entertainment executive Harvey Weinstein surfaced last fall, RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel and other GOP leaders quickly called on the Democratic National Committee, its House and Senate campaign arms and individual Democratic candidates and lawmakers to refund his thousands of dollars in donations.

Where are they now?

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Skip Intro  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:19:56pm

New York Times Takes Break From Kissing Trump’s Ass, Kisses Melania’s Ass Instead

Read more at wonkette.com

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Jay C  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:20:20pm

re: #129 blueraven

Where is the outrage like in the case of Harvey Weinstein? Wynn is an official of the RNC, ffs.

Question asked and answered…

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Targetpractice  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:21:44pm

re: #131 Jay C

Question asked and answered…

Ayep. And once again, an allegation against a Clinton becomes the focus of attention the moment a Republican or prominent conservative faces allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:23:35pm
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lawhawk  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:24:04pm

re: #131 Jay C

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A Mom Anon  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:26:38pm

re: #133 Stanley Sea

They should be tried as accessories.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:28:15pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:28:37pm

re: #130 Skip Intro

New York Times Takes Break From Kissing Trump’s Ass, Kisses Melania’s Ass Instead

Read more at wonkette.com

Wonderful take down & I got to watch her slapping his hand away again.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:30:19pm

Do Wingnuts Actually Understand Democracy?

So the democratically elected executive must bow down to the non-elected, supposedly apolitical FBI? I think that sounds pretty Unamerican, tovarish.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:32:00pm

re: #38 rhuarc

Not to mention the 10-minute scene of DeNiro and Pacino in the diner. Holy shit, that scene is so awesome. I think “Heat” is DeNiro’s most underrated performance

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sagehen  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:34:37pm

re: #130 Skip Intro

New York Times Takes Break From Kissing Trump’s Ass, Kisses Melania’s Ass Instead

Read more at wonkette.com

best comment to that story:

Riley Whodat Venable • 4 hours ago
We all know the NYT has to knuckle under to any GOP administration. How else can they get in the exclusive parties and country clubs.
The WaPo folks have real undercover sources. Like the printer’s cousin who mows the WH lawn. And IT chick whose father is on the Capitol Police.

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sagehen  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:38:58pm

re: #136 Ace-o-aces

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Also, Michelle’s cousin is a rabbi.

(Michelle Obama’s cousin) Rabbi Capers Funnye in Chicago Lawn

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Citizen K  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:51:50pm

re: #104 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:53:59pm

re: #142 Citizen K

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Lolwut.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:54:13pm

re: #142 Citizen K

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HappyWarrior  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:55:58pm

I’m sure it’s the lefts fault that Tomi is as miserable as she is too.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:55:58pm

re: #144 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

“Tammy lies to Conservatives for a living. It’s good money, but not for anyone with a conscience.”

Yeah, and still gets her health insurance through her parents because of the ACA.

Thanks, Obama.

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retired cynic  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:59:11pm

Jumping in here without reading the thread, BUT, I loved this response on a Renato Mariotti tweet about Mueller/Trump stuff:

@RTJCooper: I want it ALL - obstruction, money laundering, collusion, jaywalking, murder of the English language, serial lying, crimes of fashion…..AND watch him be sentenced on live TV by the lawyer from the Larry Nassar trial!!

Oops, sorry - I mean judge, of course, not lawyer.

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 26, 2018 • 4:59:15pm

Evan Allgood & Brendan Loper

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 26, 2018 • 5:04:21pm

Another Loper joint…

Brendan Loper
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plansbandc  Jan 26, 2018 • 5:04:51pm

I find the Times to be brutally disappointing. Ten years or so ago, my neighbor delivered the NYT and would always drop me a free one. Loved pretty much everything about it. A shame how far it has fallen.

Have to say though, I always loved the Los Angeles Times the most. But now days, WAPO is my fave.

Sad that journalism is such utter crap. I hope the next generation does a better job.

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plansbandc  Jan 26, 2018 • 5:05:49pm

Mr. plansbandc and my dog are singing to each other. It’s pretty impressive.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 26, 2018 • 5:06:05pm

re: #150 plansbandc

Hard to say when the mantra today is “Get it first, then get it right.”

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 26, 2018 • 5:09:54pm

re: #150 plansbandc

On the bright side, the annual fee for the Times’ online crossword club (including the archive and a bonus Sunday-sized puzzle every month) has gone up only three or four bucks over the past 20 years or so. Not that I think they’re a total rag, but I can’t imagine any other reason to give them my money.

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austin_blue  Jan 26, 2018 • 5:09:58pm

re: #150 plansbandc

I find the Times to be brutally disappointing. Ten years or so ago, my neighbor delivered the NYT and would always drop me a free one. Loved pretty much everything about it. A shame how far it has fallen.

Have to say though, I always loved the Los Angeles Times the most. But now days, WAPO is my fave.

Sad that journalism is such utter crap. I hope the next generation does a better job.

Yeah, but the NYT had a pretty good story on A1, right side, above the fold, today.

They have their moments…

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EPR-radar  Jan 26, 2018 • 5:10:40pm

re: #152 Ace Rothstein

Hard to say when the mantra today is “Get it first, then get it right.”

It’s also impossible to report intelligently on US politics while studiously ignoring the essential fact of US politics — i.e., that the Republican party has become a shithole full of bigoted, racist willfully stupid cranks who are led by the likes of Fox News and hate radio according to directives set by rich psychopaths such as the Mercers and the Koch brothers.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 26, 2018 • 5:13:46pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 26, 2018 • 5:15:58pm

re: #152 Ace Rothstein

Hard to say when the mantra today is “Get it first, then get it right.”

Game developers take the same approach. We live in an era where products, including news, are pushed out the door as quickly as possible.

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Citizen K  Jan 26, 2018 • 5:24:22pm

Good news from NC, which will hopefully pull it back a little bit from the title of ‘failed democracy’ that it currently has earned:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2018 • 3:22:19am

re: #155 EPR-radar

It’s also impossible to report intelligently on US politics while studiously ignoring the essential fact of US politics — i.e., that the Republican party has become a shithole full of bigoted, racist willfully stupid cranks who are led by the likes of Fox News and hate radio according to directives set by rich psychopaths such as the Mercers and the Koch brothers.

We also saw what happened after John McCain got booed out at a town hall meeting for suggesting that Obama was an honorable person. Nobody in the GOP wanted to alienate the Tea Partiers and the rabid base by challenging or even distancing themselves from their racist, xenophobic, misogynistic or homophobic utterances.

That started an attention-grabbing race to the bottom, and we are still on the way down.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 27, 2018 • 3:23:11am

re: #157 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Game developers take the same approach. We live in an era where products, including news, are pushed out the door as quickly as possible.

I worked for a company that missed filing the patent for Teflon only a few weeks after DuPont did…


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