The Bob Cesca Show: State of the Uniom

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

State Of The Uniom: Not Safe For Work; Buzz Burbank from Buzz Burbank News and Comment is here; David Ferguson’s brush with death; State of the Uniom predictions; The Dow dropped 400 points today; Andrew McCabe fired; Trump insults McCabe’s wife; Trump is refusing to implement Russia sanctions; Nunes memo will be released to the public soon; The House Intelligence Committee opened an investigation into the FBI and DOJ; Trump might prosecute Mueller; Paul Ryan wants to ‘cleanse’ the FBI; The new Russia Dossier; Kellyanne Conway is nuts; The Nunes memo will backfire against Trump; and much more.

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442 comments

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De Kolta Chair  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:04:20pm

On MSNBC, Nicolle Wallace is smashed out of her gourd. She should always be this loose.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:05:57pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:07:18pm
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Dave In Austin  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:07:39pm

Must have hit a nerve

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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:07:46pm
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Charles Johnson  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:08:52pm
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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:10:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:10:57pm

re: #3 Scottish Dragon

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Does Huckabee ever get tired of being Anerica’s Least favorite racist and unfunny uncle?

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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:12:21pm

re: #7 Scottish Dragon

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Burn the motherfucker down, Deirdre!

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:13:59pm

re: #8 HappyWarrior

Does Huckabee ever get tired of being Anerica’s Least favorite racist and unfunny uncle?

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:14:35pm

Heh. Steve Schmidt just said Trump’s speech tonight was a Condo brochure trying to sell a couple units.

Oh no…Chuck Todd. I think I am going to hurl.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:14:45pm

re: #9 austin_blue

Burn the motherfucker down, Deirdre!

Needs moar napalm…..

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HappyWarrior  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:15:18pm

re: #10 Scottish Dragon

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Thanks! :)

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ObserverArt  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:20:04pm

Later. Thanks Lizards for the laughs that keep us from crying.

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makeitstop  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:21:25pm

Kind of old news, but…In which the Rude Pundit compares Trump’s interview with Piers Morgan to a pair of komodo dragons fucking.

Trump is so ready to take credit for shit that was already going on when it comes to the economy. If he were on a relay team and the other three runners built up a huge lead before handing off to Trump, he’s the kind of dickhole who would claim the victory is just because of him. You were fuckin’ lucky you had a head start, you lumpy bitch. The stock market is hitting records because the Obama recovery nearly tripled the value of the Dow Jones. Unemployment is low because it dropped tremendously under Obama. Just because you tossed some parsley on the plate doesn’t mean you cooked the dish.

rudepundit.blogspot.com

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Stanley Sea  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:22:54pm

ha

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:23:37pm

Good night lizards

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:27:10pm

Stocks in Asia jump on news Donald Trump didn’t threaten imminent nuclear war.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:27:26pm

re: #16 Stanley Sea

Did anything interesting happen tonight? I’ve been practicing serenity.

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:28:14pm

[Can’t find this serenity right now]

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:28:27pm

“Americans are Dreamers too,” the “All Lives Matter” of immigration politics. After lumping in Dreamers with MS-13 gang members, the man has the fucking audacity to further the divide between races.

Get the fuck outta here with this shit.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:29:04pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:30:06pm

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DodgerFan1988  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:31:05pm
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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:32:47pm

Welp, he read Miller’s speech off the teleprompter and didn’t have a cerebral event (Drumpf will never have a cerebral event-not enough brain tissue to kill), so it was a grand success! So Presidential!

But it was a cheap meatless pizza; wide, thin, full of cheese and weak sauce. No policy specifics that contained how it would be paid for, a blatant appeal to his base with no real humanity or nuance or pathos in a single solitary phrase.

He phoned it in, and it sucked. What a poor excuse for a leader.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:33:05pm

Texas Agriculture Commissioner:

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Citizen K  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:33:45pm

re: #24 DodgerFan1988

Sadly, the responses there are telling.

There’s a large segment of America just chomping at the bit to lay blame of all the country’s ills on the evil, monolithically criminal super-scourge of immigrants.. And they have their guy in all aspects of the gov’t at this point.

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:34:07pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:34:12pm

re: #25 austin_blue

Welp, he read Miller’s speech off the teleprompter and didn’t have a cerebral event (Drumpf will never have a cerebral event-not enough brain tissue to kill), so it was a grand success! So Presidential!

But it was a cheap meatless pizza; wide, thin, full of cheese and weak sauce. No policy specifics that contained how it would be paid for, a blatant appeal to his base with no real humanity or nuance or pathos in a single solitary phrase.

He phoned it in, and it sucked. What a poor excuse for a leader. What a wannabe Putin.

In other words, it ticked all the marks for the “Both Sides” media to dance around chanting “He’s presidential again!!!”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:36:27pm

re: #21 Targetpractice

“Americans are Dreamers too,” the “All Lives Matter” of immigration politics. After lumping in Dreamers with MS-13 gang members, the man has the fucking audacity to further the divide between races.

Get the fuck outta here with this shit.

Dreamers are Americans too.

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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:37:06pm

re: #29 Targetpractice

In other words, it ticked all the marks for the “Both Sides” media to dance around chanting “He’s presidential again!!!”

He’ll never be “Presidential”. He is not emotionally or intellectually capable of being a functioning President.

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Citizen K  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:47:02pm

Now see, I haven’t seen the speech yet. And while I see the point, at the same time, I can’t help but feel like the point is made disingenuously, mostly because Maggie never seems to deem anything Dems do as worth of credit from the start, so….

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Citizen K  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:50:31pm

re: #32 Citizen K

Also because…this…

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Targetpractice  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:54:02pm

re: #33 Citizen K

Also because…this…

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Another day, another NYT story that bears no resemblance to reality.

My surprise, etc.

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:56:42pm

Anybody notice how Trump tries to soften his voice when he tries to say things are beautiful?

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Citizen K  Jan 30, 2018 • 8:58:34pm

re: #33 Citizen K

And to further disappointment…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:00:45pm

Your Corporate Controlled Conservative Press is just another component in the Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine and right now it’s cranked up to 11.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:03:56pm
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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:08:59pm

Donald Trump Just Asked Congress to End the Rule of Law
slate.com

“Tonight,” he said, “I call on the congress to empower every Cabinet secretary with the authority to reward good workers—and to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people.”

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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:13:14pm

re: #39 jaunte

Donald Trump Just Asked Congress to End the Rule of Law
slate.com

“Purge the EPA of scientists so we can gut the Clean Air and Water Acts.”

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:14:29pm
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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:15:15pm

re: #41 Kragar

“movement”

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:17:12pm
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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:17:13pm

re: #42 jaunte

“movement”

It’s great shit sandwich!

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teleskiguy  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:17:24pm
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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:19:16pm
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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:24:28pm

Matthew Ballen
@matthewballen
.@DonaldJTrumpJr Hey bud. Is this crazy or what?! washingtonpost.com
11:17 PM - Jan 30, 2018

Analysis | The Trump administration’s weird explanation for withholding Russia sanctions
The State Department says the sanctions have served as a deterrent. But they don’t all seem to agree.

So Drumpf can still keep laundering our money?

Okey, dokey, then! We’re all good!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:26:45pm

Off topic, but maybe not much.

My conservative-leaning regional newspaper had a new banner this morning, retiring their old blackletter typeface.

The new banner is a modern typeface, with a big, bold, Soviet looking red star.
starherald.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:29:08pm

Gaaa. I just read the headline at the Star-Herald:

Trump Speech Leads to 4.5 Million Tweets

Glad to see the Star-Herald is keeping up with the important stuff from Trump’s speech, like the racism and not-so-veiled fascism.

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Citizen K  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:29:17pm

re: #41 Kragar

How the hell did they manage to make the final front page even worse?

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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:30:21pm

re: #50 Citizen K

How the hell did they manage to make the final front page even worse?

Unicorns.

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:31:37pm

re: #32 Citizen K

Now see, I haven’t seen the speech yet. And while I see the point, at the same time, I can’t help but feel like the point is made disingenuously, mostly because Maggie never seems to deem anything Dems do as worth of credit from the start, so….

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Maggie was just distracted, because 13 minutes later, she was back to tweeting about HILLARY!!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:32:15pm

The Star-Herald in that article notes that Joe Kennedy III gave the official Democratic response (of which they mentioned nada), and covered instead Sen. Bernie Sanders’s statements on Facebook and to reporters. No Democrats were mentioned in my regional newspaper (other than the aforementioned statement about Joe Kennedy).

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:36:21pm
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Kragar  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:37:36pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:39:39pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:40:21pm

re: #52 BeachDem

Maggie was just distracted, because 13 minutes later, she was back to tweeting about HILLARY!!

Maggie just went back to her usual Republican stenography!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:42:07pm

CNN correspondent weighs in.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:44:47pm

re: #56 FormerDirtDart

“Many, many, many years ago.”
Who does that sound like?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:45:00pm

Correction of above (recycle the comment to see I’ve corrected it).

The person blowing it off is a conservative voter responding to the CNN correspondent saying this is between Donald and Melania.

Funny how conservatives felt that way about Bill and Hillary. /s

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:45:31pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:46:59pm

re: #59 jaunte

“Many, many, many years ago.”
Who does that sound like?

Sure sounds like a Russian Trollbot to me!

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:47:40pm

re: #62 Joe Bacon 🌹

Also, “trust me.”

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:48:00pm

Another John Barron Production.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:48:41pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:49:08pm

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹

Correction of above (recycle the comment to see I’ve corrected it).

The person blowing it off is a conservative voter responding to the CNN correspondent saying this is between Donald and Melania.

Funny how conservatives felt that way about Bill and Hillary. /s

Yeah, sure is amazing how Bill is still crucified by the Republican Jesusbots but when Trump pays $130,000 in blackmail money to Stormy—well those same Christians line up to kiss his ass as they all proclaim that Gawd forgives his Chosen King…

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:50:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:52:15pm

According to her Twitter bio, she’s from Michigan and joined just this month.

As for people from their districts, my Republican representative says he doesn’t represent Democrats, won’t take my calls, and won’t respond to my letters or postcards.

To a conservative such as this woman, I would be a “hero” (a Gold Star Family member and a disabled veteran). She would have been one of the people who ignored me when I was homeless.

Democrats try to represent everyone, even those they disagree with.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:53:50pm

re: #68 Anymouse 🌹

According to her Twitter bio, she’s from Michigan and joined just this month.

Nope, it’s a Russianbot!

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:53:54pm

Charlie Pierce, not that impressed with ABC’s big get:

There is absolutely no legitimate journalistic reason for ABC to hire an ill-tempered slug who has demonstrated all the intellectual nuance of block of cheese and all the political skill of an andiron. Big Chicken spent half a year being beaten like a washtub by the president* and the other half running out to get the president* a sandwich. His only apparent skills are sucking up and punching down. But he’s at the top of my profession now, defying gravity by failing upwards at a remarkable rate.

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:56:20pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 9:56:55pm

Something tells me this racist wench is just itching to lock up and torture more colored people at Guantanamo…

Tech. Sgt. Geraldine Lovely uploaded an expletive-laden video to Facebook of herself in uniform spouting off about her black female subordinates, who she said regularly give her “attitude” and have no “respect whatsoever.” Her offensive language drew reactions both at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and across the country as the video went viral.

“I am trying my best to hold my professionalism with them, but good God, they have no … respect whatsoever,” Lovely said in the video. “Every time I talk to them … they are talking down to me.”

“Why is it that every time I encounter my subordinates that are black females they have a giant … attitude?” she asked.

Well, it’s because you’re a racist asshole, Geraldine…

washingtonpost.com

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:00:07pm

re: #72 Joe Bacon 🌹

Tech. Sgt. Geraldine Lovely uploaded an expletive-laden video to Facebook

I think I see the problem.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:01:18pm

re: #69 Joe Bacon 🌹

Nope, it’s a Russianbot!

Could be. Since she doesn’t give a town (and I am originally from Michigan), I can’t say who she is.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:03:47pm

re: #72 Joe Bacon 🌹

Crap. When I was in charge of Navy shops and such, I had African-American women as subordinates … I had no difficulty whatsoever with any person I supervised, even when we had a sudden surge in Rota of reservists due to the Persian Gulf War.

I’m guessing her problem is racism, not insubordination by African-American women.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:09:16pm

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jaunte  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:11:31pm

re: #75 Anymouse 🌹

Tech. Sgt. Geraldine Lovely uploaded an expletive-laden video to Facebook

Also, being a person with terrible judgement.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:13:29pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:13:30pm

Well, I was born at 3:42 AM on 1/31/1956. Am hoping that I still have 35 months to go to retirement and a Medicare card—unless Lyin’ Ryan and Mitch the CENSORED steal it from me…

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:17:37pm
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austin_blue  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:17:41pm

Miller’s…err…Drumpf’s speech was pretty much what we expected it to be. A dry, empty bag of nothing burgers that had no real substance. But it did have an extra dollop of hate for brown people, with a nice topping of Muslim extremism and chain migration.

I’m off to bed. Looking forward (not!) to how Presidential it will be portrayed in tomorrow’s news feeds.

It was a crap sandwich from our money launderer in chief.

Night all. Sweet scaly dreams.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:17:45pm

re: #78 goddamnedfrank

“Then Trump’s campaign reimbursed the Trump Org exactly $130K a few months later to the Trump Org.”

Well that was awkward and redundant. I hate it when I edit shit and then send before reading it.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:18:35pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:20:53pm

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:22:51pm

re: #84 Joe Bacon 🌹

I won’t let my wife cook them, they stink up the house.

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:23:13pm

re: #76 Stanley Sea

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:25:19pm
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Stanley Sea  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:27:04pm

re: #86 BeachDem

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:28:03pm
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FormerDirtDart  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:30:44pm

OK, now how long to I have to wait for season 3 of Stranger Things?

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:34:58pm

re: #80 Kragar

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Man—they even dumb down the questions for a yam speech. The CBS 2010 questions about Obama’s SOTU (and 83% approved of Obama’s proposals)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:35:15pm

re: #72 Joe Bacon 🌹

If I was writing up the report chit on this tech sergeant’s racist rant on Facebook:

UCMJ:
Article 92: Failure to obey order or regulation
Article 93: Cruelty or maltreatment
Article 117: Provoking speech or gestures
Article 134: General Article (in this case, conduct unbecoming a non-commissioned officer of the Air Force, conduct which brings discredit on the Air Force)

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:38:23pm

re: #88 Stanley Sea

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:38:45pm

re: #84 Joe Bacon 🌹

If they did that, I might start eating them.

No love for Brussels sprouts?

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Stanley Sea  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:40:24pm

re: #93 BeachDem

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:42:44pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:51:05pm

re: #96 Anymouse 🌹

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Hmmm, I wonder if we will finally see Tweetler’s Tax Returns when Melania files for divorce?

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 10:59:19pm

re: #97 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hmmm, I wonder if we will finally see Tweetler’s Tax Returns when Melania files for divorce?

I’m guessing she isn’t going to file for divorce.

a) She does care about her public persona, and a divorce from the President would look really bad.
b) Trump’s children would immediately be in court wrangling over whether she gets any sort of divorce settlement.
c) If you’re inclined to irresponsible speculation, if she’s Trump’s handler for foreign agents, they won’t let her divorce him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 11:01:23pm

More speculation:

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2018 • 11:05:01pm

re: #97 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hmmm, I wonder if we will finally see Tweetler’s Tax Returns when Melania files for divorce?

I’m guessing she negotiated a lucrative post nup after the election last year that requires her to stick with Trump as long as he’s President or she gets nothing. She hates him but for now they need each other.

Also she’s a racist birther piece of shit so fuck her feelings.

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BeachDem  Jan 30, 2018 • 11:10:36pm

And in the money can’t buy taste category, that shmata Vanky was wearing tonight rings in at a cool $2,700. I wouldn’t use it as a picnic tablecloth. Ugly!

shop.nordstrom.com

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2018 • 11:10:45pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 11:10:52pm

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 11:18:37pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 11:24:09pm

Former Glee Star Mike Salling Dies Awaiting Child Porn Sentencing (goes to Huffington Post), more at the link:

“Glee” star Mark Salling, who faced sentencing in March on child pornography charges, was found dead Tuesday in Los Angeles, his attorney confirmed to HuffPost. He was 35.

“I can confirm that Mark Salling passed away early this morning,” attorney Michael Procter said in a statement. “Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of great creativity, who was doing his best to atone for some serious mistakes and errors of judgment. He is survived by his mother and father, and his brother. The Salling family appreciates the support they have been receiving and asks for their privacy to be respected.”

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson told HuffPost that authorities responded to a reported death in the 11900 block of Big Tujunga Canyon Road at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, but wouldn’t identify the person. TMZ, citing unnamed law enforcement officials, was first to report Salling’s death as a suicide.

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Kragar  Jan 30, 2018 • 11:39:12pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jan 30, 2018 • 11:45:25pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jan 30, 2018 • 11:46:22pm

I need to get to bed … catch all you fine people who Mr. Johnson has collected here on his sane island in a wild unpredictable sea another time.

G’night from Chez Tumbleweed.

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Targetpractice  Jan 31, 2018 • 12:14:10am

re: #106 Kragar

[Embedded content]

“I wanna spend $1.5 trillion on infrastructure!”

“But you just gave all that away in tax cuts to the wealthy.”

“Well, we’ll just borrow it!”

“But we’re supposed to be against deficit spending!”

“Look, just call Vlad, he’ll float us a loan. He’s good about that.”

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Single-handed sailor  Jan 31, 2018 • 1:17:16am
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Single-handed sailor  Jan 31, 2018 • 1:46:04am

Smokin’ roaches…

cheech and chong - the cockroach

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wheat-dogg  Jan 31, 2018 • 1:53:16am

re: #79 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well, I was born at 3:42 AM on 1/31/1956. Am hoping that I still have 35 months to go to retirement and a Medicare card—unless Lyin’ Ryan and Mitch the CENSORED steal it from me…

I preceded you by just three days, youngster, and I’m worried about the same thing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 2:11:42am

re: #109 Targetpractice

“I wanna spend $1.5 trillion on infrastructure!”

“But you just gave all that away in tax cuts to the wealthy.”

“Well, we’ll just borrow it!”

“But we’re supposed to be against deficit spending!”

“Look, just call Vlad, he’ll float us a loan. He’s good about that.”

I recall a quote from an old Rolling Stone from around 1990: “Donald Trump proposes that if everyone in the world lends him all their money, he will use it to buy everything they own and lease it back to them.”

That seems to be the core of his new infrastructure plan.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 2:52:04am

So the population of Saginaw, Michigan has declined by 50% since 1980 and the town went from a Democratic stronghold to being solidly GOP.

What does that tell us about the nature of those who stayed vs those who left?

BBC: The Paul Simon city that turned to Trump

My home town of Gary, Indiana also lost about a third of its population since I left.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 31, 2018 • 4:16:21am

Looked in my rear view mirror on my way in and I saw what looked like someone had three headlights. There was a beautiful blue moon on the horizon.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:09:39am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So the population of Saginaw, Michigan has declined by 50% since 1980 and the town went from a Democratic stronghold to being solidly GOP.

What does that tell us about the nature of those who stayed vs those who left?

BBC: The Paul Simon city that turned to Trump

My home town of Gary, Indiana also lost about a third of its population since I left.

I’m not sure but my grandparents home county went from being solidly Mondale to solidly Trump. TBH, I don’t get these people. They really think Trump is doing a great job, that he cares about them, and that the criticism is overblown. Shrug, frankly they’re seeing what they want to see out if Trump.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:17:10am

I am sure you have all heard about the emotional support peacock.

Have an ear worm. Don’t hate me.

katy perry peacock official music video

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:28:13am

re: #116 HappyWarrior

I’m not sure but my grandparents home county went from being solidly Mondale to solidly Trump. TBH, I don’t get these people. They really think Trump is doing a great job, that he cares about them, and that the criticism is overblown. Shrug, frankly they’re seeing what they want to see out if Trump.

They are still mainly responding to his rhetoric and his personal style: how many of his policies have actually been implemented to the point that they have any direct influence on their lives to date?

Tax reform is only going to show up in next year’s returns, environmental protection changes are incremental and cumulative and changes in immigration policy will have little effect on mostly white, working-class communities like Saginaw.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:30:44am

re: #118 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They are still mainly responding to his rhetoric and his personal style: how many of his policies have actually been implemented to the point that they have any direct influence on their lives to date?

Tax reform is only going to show up in next year’s returns, environmental protection changes are incremental and cumulative and changes in immigration policy will have little effect on mostly white, working-class communities like Saginaw.

Exactly. Honestly, I think they’re delusional. The one guy who is running for Governor says “We have to have borders.” A) No one on the left is proposing getting rid of the border so that’s a logical fallacy and B) It’s not like we didn’t enforce immigration law during Obama’s presidency and C) He acts like he’s okay with legal immigration but ignores that Trump and Miller want to cut that too. These people are for better lack of a word delusional and I don’t know how they’er going to change unless Trump were to take a literal shit on them.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:34:21am

What amazes me is that some of the Trumpers I know can speak well of people who have fled North Korea or Cuba but ignore that the DREAMers have often fled equally tyrannical regimes or impoverished nations. I still contend that their problem with communist regimes such as those two isn’t that they’re authoritarian but rather their economic systems. That is to say if Cuba and North Korea practiced capitalism, they would champion those regimes.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:37:08am
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jeffreyw  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:37:38am

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Good morning!

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:43:25am

So I watched my Kentucky Wildcats pull out a thrilling OT win against Vandy last night, and haven’t consumed any mainstream media this morning. How fulsomely have they praised the Presidential tone of the Trump-thing’s speech?

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:45:12am

re: #119 HappyWarrior

Exactly. Honestly, I think they’re delusional. The one guy who is running for Governor says “We have to have borders.” A) No one on the left is proposing getting rid of the border so that’s a logical fallacy and B) It’s not like we didn’t enforce immigration law during Obama’s presidency and C) He acts like he’s okay with legal immigration but ignores that Trump and Miller want to cut that too. These people are for better lack of a word delusional and I don’t know how they’er going to change unless Trump were to take a literal shit on them.

They would praise the texture and Spring-like freshness of his turd.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:45:17am

re: #123 Big Beautiful Door

So I watched my Kentucky Wildcats pull out a thrilling OT win against Vandy last night, and haven’t consumed any mainstream media this morning. How fulsomely have they praised the Presidential tone of the Trump-thing’s speech?

I watched Morning Joe for about 15 minutes. Little to no discussion of SOTU. They are on the memo and Paul Ryan’s complicity like a laser.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:46:06am

re: #119 HappyWarrior

Exactly. Honestly, I think they’re delusional…

Trump pulled of a major stunt in being in the GOP but selling himself as not part of it, as being opposed to the Washington Establishment Elite, even Republicans.

He knew how much Middle America hated politicians and politics as usual and successfully marketed himself as the anti-politician, which allowed him to get away with gaffes and utterances that would have wrecked any other career politician’s campaign, if not their entire reputation.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:48:02am

re: #115 Shropshire Slasher

Looked in my rear view mirror on my way in and I saw what looked like someone had three headlights. There was a beautiful blue moon on the horizon.

Did you see any of the eclipse? It wasn’t visible here.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:48:27am

re: #126 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump pulled of a major stunt in being in the GOP but selling himself as not part of it, as being opposed to the Washington Establishment Elite, even Republicans.

He knew how much Middle America hated politicians and politics as usual and successfully marketed himself as the anti-politician, which allowed him to get away with gaffes and utterances that would have wrecked any other career politician’s campaign, if not their entire reputation.

I know man. I know. Yet he’s very much a typical politician in that he lies and their heads are so far up their and his asses that they refuse to see it.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:48:52am

re: #124 Big Beautiful Door

They would praise the texture and Spring-like freshness of his turd.

“Sure they shat on me but did Obama ever think to shit on me!”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:51:07am

Honestly, if I’m the Dems, I just try to max out our vote in other areas. If the WWC want to overlook their prejudices and join us, they’re welcome but I’m not going to give them lip service about jobs that aren’t ever coming back. Not because these people frustrate me but because it’s false hope. A lot of these communities refused retraining. FBW has discussed this much better than I can I concede.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:56:10am

re: #128 HappyWarrior

I know man. I know. Yet he’s very much a typical politician in that he lies and their heads are so far up their and his asses that they refuse to see it.

He is not a typical politician in that he has no history of public service or policy making.

Since most of Middle America sees politician = bad, then that is a bug plus for him in their eyes.

I see a similar reaction to the AfD, a right-wing populist, nationalist and anti-immigration party that just got 13% of the seats in the German parliament, making it the third-largest party in Germany after the centrist Social Democrats and Christian Democrats.

Their opponents paint them as xenophobic neo-Nazis, their supporters praise them as the new future of Germany and voice of the disenfranchised and those disillusioned with the mainstream parties. But in the end, they are still all almost all rhetoric; they have no history of governance beyond being minority parties at State level.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 5:59:54am

re: #131 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is not a typical politician in that he has no history of public service or policy making.

Since most of Middle America sees politician = bad, then that is a bug plus for him in their eyes.

I see a similar reaction to the AfD, a right-wing populist, nationalist and anti-immigration party that just got 13% of the seats in the German parliament, making it the third-largest party in Germany after the centrist Social Democrats and Christian Democrats.

Their opponents paint them as xenophobic neo-Nazis, their supporters praise them as the new future of Germany and voice of the disenfranchised and those disillusioned with the mainstream parties. But in the end, they are still all almost all rhetoric; they have no history of governance beyond being minority parties at State level.

Oh absolutely. He does have no history of public service and or policy making and you’re right, they did see that as a virtue. You’re right about the populist far right and their appeal. Honestly, I’d love to see an in depth study where these parties have done their best because Brexit was made out to be a populist rejection of “elites” by people as different economically as Trump, Sanders, and Stein but it ignored that the Scottish working class areas favored staying part of the EU. I think a lot of this is a mindset where people refuse to acknowledge the change that has happened in the world. I have old newspapers from Johnstown that talk about the steel mills closing in the mid 70’s. Long before NAFTA, long before Reagan even. Times have changed. These people need to realize that. Just as the far left should realize, we’re not going to get socialism overnight if at all.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:07:38am

re: #132 HappyWarrior

[snip] I think a lot of this is a mindset where people refuse to acknowledge the change that has happened in the world. I have old newspapers from Johnstown that talk about the steel mills closing in the mid 70’s. Long before NAFTA, long before Reagan even. Times have changed. These people need to realize that. Just as the far left should realize, we’re not going to get socialism overnight if at all.

I don’t want socialism, nor do I want unrestrained capitalism. Something in-between seems the best bet.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:09:56am

re: #127 Big Beautiful Door

Did you see any of the eclipse? It wasn’t visible here.

Unfortunately I did not.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:10:22am

I saw the eclipse of a country last night…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:10:45am

re: #133 Eventual Carrion

I don’t want socialism, nor do I want unrestrained capitalism. Something in-between seems the best bet.

Exactly me too.

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dangerman  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:21:42am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So the population of Saginaw, Michigan has declined by 50% since 1980 and the town went from a Democratic stronghold to being solidly GOP.

What does that tell us about the nature of those who stayed vs those who left?

BBC: The Paul Simon city that turned to Trump

My home town of Gary, Indiana also lost about a third of its population since I left.

Dems migrate and move to better their lot
Reps wait because it should come to them

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:25:22am

re: #137 dangerman

Dems migrate and move to better their lot
Reps wait because it should come to them

Yep.

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wheat-dogg  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:26:25am

re: #137 dangerman

Dems migrate and move to better their lot
Reps wait because it should come to them

I think it’s more subtle than that. Dems recognize times change, so it’s adapt or die. Reps want time to stand still and resent change, or anything that makes them change their ways. So they stay and fester.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:29:19am

re: #128 HappyWarrior

I know man. I know. Yet he’s very much a typical politician in that he lies and their heads are so far up their and his asses that they refuse to see it.

He’s a real life version of Heath Ledger’s Joker: He’s a different kind of evil in that he wants to watch it all burn. Our job is to not pick either of the choices he presents to us.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:30:18am

re: #139 wheat-dogg

I think it’s more subtle than that. Dems recognize times change, so it’s adapt or die. Reps want time to stand still and resent change, or anything that makes them change their ways. So they stay and fester.

I think that’s a good way of looking at it too. My mom’s parents left a town like Saginaw(Johnstown, Pa) in the mid 50’s. Grandpa didn’t like his brief time working in the mines and the steel mills so he used his GI Bill education to go to vocational school and trained as a brick mason. And he did that for nearly 40 years or so. My mom didn’t grow up wealthy or even solid middle class but her Dad was doing what he liked doing and he did live to be 79. He was pretty conservative in the non political sense of the word somewhat but in this sense, he was willing to acknowledge change and adapt and for that I respect him for and I know I wouldn’t be here or whom I am without that.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:31:11am

re: #139 wheat-dogg

I think it’s more subtle than that. Dems recognize times change, so it’s adapt or die. Reps want time to stand still and resent change, or anything that makes them change their ways. So they stay and fester.

I’m wondering if it’s time to step on the gas and tell them to either get on board, get out of the way, or get run over.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:32:17am

This is how WE should think of Trump:

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:32:39am

re: #142 Belafon

I’m wondering if it’s time to step on the gas and tell them to either get on board, get out of the way, or get run over.

Why not? They use the same language and rhetoric to other people. They’ve deluded themselves to think they’re productive and everyone else is a moocher or an elite.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:33:20am

Take it to the water cooler?

Lots of us will chat about STOU at work. I’m thinking be sure to have the fact checks at hand or in mind.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-state-of-the-union-fact-check-20180130-story.html
if you don’t like the Times,

https://www.factcheck.org/2018/01/factchecking-trumps-state-union/

or even

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/30/us/politics/fact-check-sotu.html

Time to de fictionalize the discourse.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:37:24am

re: #142 Belafon

Now is the time for a solid message. Someone needs to take the reins here. If Dems can’t get there shit together with a strong winning candidate. I will be looking towards Evan McMullin. There, I said it.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:38:13am

re: #79 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well, I was born at 3:42 AM on 1/31/1956. Am hoping that I still have 35 months to go to retirement and a Medicare card—unless Lyin’ Ryan and Mitch the CENSORED steal it from me…

Oh, I know I will never get SS & Medicare. I was born in 1963 and it will be destroyed before I get to that age. My only real hope is that the VA survives in some form.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:40:38am

re: #146 Dave In Austin

Schumer’s got this.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:42:16am

re: #148 Shropshire Slasher

That’s what I’m afraid of to a degree.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:45:05am

Well we gotta decide what we want in a nominee. I expect primary debates to get heated but I hope everyone’s mind is on the big prize.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:46:08am

re: #149 Dave In Austin

That’s what I’m afraid of to a degree.

It’s also time for us to stand behind our representatives. They can’t be expected to have a lot of backbone when the following happens:

1. Pass the CRA and VRA: Lose elections.
2. Pass the ACA: Lose elections.

If they can’t depend on us to be there, then they will start looking toward those they can. That’s how our system works. They can also use our help in these fights. Rather than blaming them for not getting something passed when they’re in the minority, we should be all in on going after the GOP for holding children hostage.

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:46:44am

re: #149 Dave In Austin

You also got that pasty white dude who issued the response to the SOTU.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:48:22am

re: #150 HappyWarrior

Well we gotta decide what we want in a nominee. I expect primary debates to get heated but I hope everyone’s mind is on the big prize.

I’m going to say this about Tammy Baldwin Duckworth: I like her, and I like her fight. If she decides to run, we’ll find out if what she stands for is presidential. But do not think for a moment that her service and her injuries will bring more than a few Republicans over; no, she will be attacked for being so weak she lost her legs.

Edited: Fixed name. Too many people.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:49:34am

re: #153 Belafon

I’m going to say this about Tammy Baldwin: I like her, and I like her fight. If she decides to run, we’ll find out if what she stands for is presidential. But do not think for a moment that her service and her injuries will bring more than a few Republicans over; no, she will be attacked for being so weak she lost her legs.

Duckworth. You’re thinking of Tammy Duckworth. I like her a lot too btw.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:50:41am

re: #151 Belafon

It’s also time for us to stand behind our representatives. They can’t be expected to have a lot of backbone when the following happens:

1. Pass the CRA and VRA: Lose elections.
2. Pass the ACA: Lose elections.

If they can’t depend on us to be there, then they will start looking toward those they can. That’s how our system works. They can also use our help in these fights. Rather than blaming them for not getting something passed when they’re in the minority, we should be all in on going after the GOP for holding children hostage.

I agree with this as well. I get why people get frustrated but I see Republicans who hate their leadership crawl over glass to maintain and strengthen their majorities in Congress. We need that mindset if we are truly to rebuild.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:52:02am

re: #154 HappyWarrior

Duckworth. You’re thinking of Tammy Duckworth. I like her a lot too btw.

Thanks. Yep.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:52:22am

re: #150 HappyWarrior

Well we gotta decide what we want in a nominee. I expect primary debates to get heated but I hope everyone’s mind is on the big prize.

I want a Democrat. No third partiers like Bernie.

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garzooma  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:53:18am

re: #125 Barefoot Grin

I watched Morning Joe for about 15 minutes. Little to no discussion of SOTU. They are on the memo and Paul Ryan’s complicity like a laser.

It’s a bigger deal than SOTU. Russians help Republicans by breaking into Dems computer systems and stealing private information; Republicans help Russians with baseless attacks on LEAs so Russians can get away with it and continue to commit crimes on their behalf. Straightforward treason.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:56:30am

re: #157 Patricia Kayden

I want a Democrat. No third partiers like Bernie.

I do too but Tulsi Gabbard is a Democrat and I’m not impressed by her at all and she’s rumored to be running.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:56:51am

re: #156 Belafon

Thanks. Yep.

Not a prob. Easy mistake as both women are named Tammy and their states border each other.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 6:57:05am

And what happened after Clinton passed the tax hike that helped the economy: Democrats lost elections.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:02:06am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So the population of Saginaw, Michigan has declined by 50% since 1980 and the town went from a Democratic stronghold to being solidly GOP.

What does that tell us about the nature of those who stayed vs those who left?

BBC: The Paul Simon city that turned to Trump

My home town of Gary, Indiana also lost about a third of its population since I left.

I think what you’re seeing is a changing world (more people moving to larger cities for better opportunities) while the people who stay behind want what was 20-50 years ago…they want a time before globalization, before technology, etc., etc., etc. IOW, these are regressive republicans (and have been forever).

This is the mindset that coal will return and allow people in eastern KY and WV to earn a good living (dangerous but pays well) to entire towns. It’s a refusal to understand that things change and no matter how much you want it, it ain’t gonna happen, Trump or no Trump, dem or repub.

The world changes and you either change with it or you get left behind. These folks are opting for the latter.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:04:05am

re: #162 MsJ

I think what you’re seeing is a changing world (more people moving to larger cities for better opportunities) while the people who stay behind want what was 20-50 years ago…they want a time before globalization, before technology, etc., etc., etc. IOW, these are regressive republicans (and have been forever).

This is the mindset that coal will return and allow people in eastern KY and WV to earn a good living (dangerous but pays well) to entire towns. It’s a refusal to understand that things change and no matter how much you want it, it ain’t gonna happen, Trump or no Trump, dem or repub.

The world changes and you either change with it or you get left behind. These folks are opting for the latter.

I agree with this observation as well. They just don’t want to accept things have changed. And yeah some of these folks are longtime Democratic voters but it’s the mindset too.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:05:43am

re: #153 Belafon

I’m going to say this about Tammy Baldwin Duckworth: I like her, and I like her fight. If she decides to run, we’ll find out if what she stands for is presidential. But do not think for a moment that her service and her injuries will bring more than a few Republicans over; no, she will be attacked for being so weak she lost her legs.

Edited: Fixed name. Too many people.

Tammy Baldwin would make a really great running mate for Duckworth though.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:06:30am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:06:44am

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:07:28am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹

I’m guessing she isn’t going to file for divorce.

a) She does care about her public persona, and a divorce from the President would look really bad.
b) Trump’s children would immediately be in court wrangling over whether she gets any sort of divorce settlement.
c) If you’re inclined to irresponsible speculation, if she’s Trump’s handler for foreign agents, they won’t let her divorce him.

Her pre-nup probably contains some pretty harsh conditions, such as she is not allowed to initiate divorce proceedings, or to contest divorce proceedings that are initiated by her husband.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:08:14am

re: #157 Patricia Kayden

I want a Democrat. No third partiers like Bernie.

I want an anti-nazi winner, so yeah, same thing.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:09:18am

re: #164 William Lewis

Tammy Baldwin would make a really great running mate for Duckworth though.

She would. She’s up for re-election this year I know. I hope she wins.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:10:32am

re: #167 The Vicious Babushka

Her pre-nup probably contains some pretty harsh conditions, such as she is not allowed to initiate divorce proceedings, or to contest divorce proceedings that are initiated by her husband.

That’s not a pre-nup, that’s a Bill of Sale.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:11:19am

Well, I see that NPR isn’t buying the “Bipartisan” shtick like the Post.

Headline:

ANALYSIS
Trump’s Big Speech: More Pep Rally Than Bipartisan Breakthrough
It is true that Trump’s tone and manner were more restrained than his famously rousing style on the stump, writes Ron Elving. But a somewhat more sedate delivery does not, in itself, constitute a conciliatory speech.

Several decent articles off their home page: npr.org

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:11:56am

re: #137 dangerman

Dems migrate and move to better their lot
Reps wait because it should come to them

It’s a little more complex than that. People don’t want to leave “home”, older people want what they had, younger people think it will happen if they wait it out. Moving somewhere far away from home is a big deal and it takes a lot of gumption to do so for most people. Few have the “Travel, Hell Yeah!” mindset; they don’t have passports, may have never left their own state, even their own county. Those people have an Us v Them mindset because it requires them to do something they don’t want to do - or are mentally incapable of.

Hillary, Obama and others in the private sector set out training programs for people in areas where coal, for example, was the only gig in town. Some people took to it, others just wait for coal to return. Those are the people who love trump. They hear what they want and it requires no major change - uprooting - in or of their own lives.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:12:22am

re: #171 William Lewis

Well, I see that NPR isn’t buying the “Bipartisan” shtick like the Post.

Headline:

Several decent articles off their home page: npr.org

Good. I’m glad they’re not pushing that because there was nothing bipartisan about that speech. When David Duke loves your speech, it sucks.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:13:48am

re: #142 Belafon

I’m wondering if it’s time to step on the gas and tell them to either get on board, get out of the way, or get run over.

Wouldn’t matter. And if you out and out said that, they would dig in their heels that much more. Many will die exactly the way they are. Drug addicted because there is nothing else to do. Republicans will starve them from services and people will die from that. You cannot force people to think or to change or to accept the things they are unwilling to change or accept.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:15:44am

re: #114 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

So the population of Saginaw, Michigan has declined by 50% since 1980 and the town went from a Democratic stronghold to being solidly GOP.

What does that tell us about the nature of those who stayed vs those who left?

BBC: The Paul Simon city that turned to Trump

My home town of Gary, Indiana also lost about a third of its population since I left.

So did my hometown, Ambridge PA. Now solidly for Jesus, Guns and the GOP…never mind that it’s degenerated to being a bunch of crack houses…

As Simon and Garfunkel sang, “Nothing but the dead are dying back in my little town…”

mobile.nytimes.com

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:17:29am

re: #167 The Vicious Babushka

Her pre-nup probably contains some pretty harsh conditions, such as she is not allowed to initiate divorce proceedings, or to contest divorce proceedings that are initiated by her husband.

They are done the minute he is out of office. I am sure there are threats against her if she does this now.

I hope all of them wind up homeless and having to actually work for a living - or preferably in prison where they belong.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:17:58am

And another one goes, another one goes, another one bites the dust!

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned from her position on Wednesday. The move comes one day after POLITICO reported Fitzgerald’s purchase of tobacco stock after she assumed the position of the nation’s public health agency. Such an investment is an obvious conflict with the mission of the CDC.

HHS released a statement noting the resignation was accepted Wednesday morning.
“Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to complete all of her duties as the CDC Director. Due to the nature of these financial interests, Dr. Fitzgerald could not divest from them in a definitive time period,” the statement said.

cnn.com

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:18:32am

I’m changing my bet at this point. I don’t think it’ll be released, due to possible legal jeopardy to those who put it out.

The narrative on the memo is now an article of faith among the Trump Cult, and they’ll continue screaming ‘release the memo!’ indefinitely at this point, and anything that’s rumored to be in the memo will be treated as divine truth.

The memo is almost more valuable remaining unreleased for propaganda purposes. They’ll just let the Stupids fill in their own blanks.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:19:53am

re: #175 Joe Bacon 🌹

So did my hometown, Ambridge PA. Now solidly for Jesus, Guns and the GOP…never mind that it’s degernerated to being a bunch of crack houses…

As Simon and Garfunkel sang, “Nothing but the dead are dying back in my little town…”

mobile.nytimes.com

It amazes me Joe how these people did see through Reagan. Well at least my grandparents hometown did- not sure about yours but how they could see through Reagan but not Trump. Maybe it was the WWII generation who truly did remember life before the New Deal programs? I don’t know but it saddens me. I was in Johnstown this past summer since my grandma wanted to visit her parents and siblings’ gravesites one last time and we also met one of my mom’s cousins too. I was happy to find out that mom’s cousin is like minded to us. It’s sad because these areas. A lot of these people are children or grandchildren of immigrants themselves. The “Hunkies” as they called Eastern European immigrants like my mom’s grandfolks. I am just glad Mom with that in her background and a first generation American granddaughter hasn’t fallen towards nativism, in fact Mom has become quite proud and vocal about her immigrant grandparents and wishing the same for other immigrants.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:20:25am

He told them to CLAP for a grieving family. GIVE THEM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. JFC.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:20:44am

re: #133 Eventual Carrion

I don’t want socialism, nor do I want unrestrained capitalism. Something in-between seems the best bet.

Adam Smith also said that markets are supposed to work for everyone: producers and consumers, for employers and employees. He was never in favor of laissez-faire, he saw a role for government in maintaining a balance between social and economic interests.

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:21:25am

re: #170 Decatur Deb

That’s not a pre-nup, that’s a Bill of Sale.

Wonder what sort of warranty came with it…..?

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:24:21am

re: #182 Jay C

Wonder what sort of warranty came with it…..?

Heavy mileage restrictions, no doubt.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:26:37am

re: #182 Jay C

Wonder what sort of warranty came with it…..?

Coverage for a rental.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:29:15am
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Jay C  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:29:20am

re: #180 The Vicious Babushka

(Note: it’s MS-13 not MI-6. Ya know you’ve been reading too much dossier coverage when you mistake a British intelligence service for a violent street gang)

Well, the Brits are likely to dress (a little) better and have fewer tattoos, but otherwise it’s probably less divergent as we’d like to think…. ;)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:29:57am

re: #179 HappyWarrior

It amazes me Joe how these people did see through Reagan. Well at least my grandparents hometown did- not sure about yours but how they could see through Reagan but not Trump. Maybe it was the WWII generation who truly did remember life before the New Deal programs? I don’t know but it saddens me. I was in Johnstown this past summer since my grandma wanted to visit her parents and siblings’ gravesites one last time and we also met one of my mom’s cousins too. I was happy to find out that mom’s cousin is like minded to us. It’s sad because these areas. A lot of these people are children or grandchildren of immigrants themselves. The “Hunkies” as they called Eastern European immigrants like my mom’s grandfolks. I am just glad Mom with that in her background and a first generation American granddaughter hasn’t fallen towards nativism, in fact Mom has become quite proud and vocal about her immigrant grandparents and wishing the same for other immigrants.

Well, in 1980 Carter barely carried a town that he carried 3 to 1 in 1976.

In 1984 my town voted 2-1 for Reagan because the Catholic Church went all in on their Pro-life bullshit. They also vote for Pro Life Old Man Bush.

Amazingly Clinton carried the town in 1992 but Perot ran second.

Kerry was the last Democrat to carry the town barely. Now it’s solid red thanks to the never ending Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine. The radio station WMBA went from playing polkas to broadcasting Michael Savage, Rush, Hannity and “The War Room with Quinn and Rose”. The paper turned violently right wing. NRA stickers and posters are everywhere—even in the crack houses that a friend sent me pictures of.

The stores used to be filled with customers—Sears, Penney’s, Ward’s, Murphy’s. Now they are all gone, the once bustling Merchant Street is abandoned, storefronts with broken windows, theaters just lying in ruins.

But when the mills closed Richard Mellon Scaife financed a right wing Episcopal seminary which has effectively turned the town into Jesusland.

And it’s become this…

Simon & Garfunkel - My Little Town (Audio)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:34:43am

The misogyny is still strong in this country. As much as I love Duckworth I’m not sure running another woman against Trump is the right move. She’d make a hell of a running mate for someone though.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:35:59am

re: #187 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well, in 1980 Carter barely carried a town that he carried 3 to 1 in 1976.

In 1984 my town voted 2-1 for Reagan because the Catholic Church went all in on their Pro-life bullshit. They also vote for Pro Life Old Man Bush.

Amazingly Clinton carried the town in 1992 but Perot ran second.

Kerry was the last Democrat to carry the town barely. Now it’s solid red thanks to the never ending Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine. The radio station WMBA went from playing polkas to broadcasting Michael Savage, Rush, Hannity and “The War Room with Quinn and Rose”. The paper turned violently right wing. NRA stickers and posters are everywhere—even in the crack houses that a friend sent me pictures of.

The stores used to be filled with customers—Sears, Penney’s, Ward’s, Murphy’s. Now they are all gone, the once bustling Merchant Street is abandoned, storefronts with broken windows, theaters just lying in ruins.

But when the mills closed Richard Mellon Scaife financed a right wing Episcopal seminary which has effectively turned the town into Jesusland.

And it’s become this…

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If that paper is the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, it’s also a Mellon-Scaife hobby. He bought it to house his anti-Clinton “journalism”, publishes in the PGH suburbs.

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:37:28am

As we’ve suspected, there was apparently coordination between the White House and Nunes on his memo. And that’s why it probably won’t be released - people in the White House could be exposed to charges of leaking classified information.

You can bet that if any legal jeopardy would fall on Nunes alone, they’d put it out in a New York minute. Fuck him, he’s just a patsy. But White House staff? Trump’s not going to jeopardize his own minions.

(I could be wrong on all of this, because my predictions generally suck.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:37:55am

re: #188 Eclectic Cyborg

The misogyny is still strong in this country. As much as I love Duckworth I’m not sure running another woman against Trump is the right move. She’d make a hell of a running mate for someone though.

Tammy D does not have the same cachet of career politician and Washington Insider that worked against Hillary. And I don’t see how the GOP could successfully swift boat her, either.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:39:58am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tammy D does not have the same cachet of career politician and Washington Insider that worked against Hillary. And I don’t see how the GOP could successfully swift boat her, either.

Ask Max Cleland.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:41:17am

re: #187 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well, in 1980 Carter barely carried a town that he carried 3 to 1 in 1976.

In 1984 my town voted 2-1 for Reagan because the Catholic Church went all in on their Pro-life bullshit. They also vote for Pro Life Old Man Bush.

Amazingly Clinton carried the town in 1992 but Perot ran second.

Kerry was the last Democrat to carry the town barely. Now it’s solid red thanks to the never ending Republican 24/7 Bullshit Machine. The radio station WMBA went from playing polkas to broadcasting Michael Savage, Rush, Hannity and “The War Room with Quinn and Rose”. The paper turned violently right wing. NRA stickers and posters are everywhere—even in the crack houses that a friend sent me pictures of.

The stores used to be filled with customers—Sears, Penney’s, Ward’s, Murphy’s. Now they are all gone, the once bustling Merchant Street is abandoned, storefronts with broken windows, theaters just lying in ruins.

But when the mills closed Richard Mellon Scaife financed a right wing Episcopal seminary which has effectively turned the town into Jesusland.

And it’s become this…

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It’s a lot like Johnstown it seems to me.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:41:52am

re: #190 makeitstop

As we’ve suspected, there was apparently coordination between the White House and Nunes on his memo. And that’s why it probably won’t be released - people in the White House could be exposed to charges of leaking classified information.

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You can bet that if any legal jeopardy would fall on Nunes alone, they’d put it out in a New York minute. Fuck him, he’s just a patsy. But White House staff? Trump’s not going to jeopardize his own minions.

(I could be wrong on all of this, because my predictions generally suck.)

Nunes is such a fucker.

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danarchy  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:44:25am

re: #190 makeitstop

As we’ve suspected, there was apparently coordination between the White House and Nunes on his memo. And that’s why it probably won’t be released - people in the White House could be exposed to charges of leaking classified information.

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You can bet that if any legal jeopardy would fall on Nunes alone, they’d put it out in a New York minute. Fuck him, he’s just a patsy. But White House staff? Trump’s not going to jeopardize his own minions.

(I could be wrong on all of this, because my predictions generally suck.)

Trump is the president, he can unilaterally declassify anything he wants. I don’t see how there would be any legal jeopardy involved.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:44:33am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:45:02am

You know even with all the crap thrown at HRC, she still beat him in the popular vote and she still nearly won the EC too. I’m not adverse to nominating another woman even with the sexism out there. In fact, I think another woman could really mobilize the women in our party too. And damn it, I want my niece, mom, and grandmother to have a woman president.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:47:53am

This could be the best Tweet today on the down low.

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Amory Blaine  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:48:16am

This memo is nothing more than a political tool the radicals will use or not use to bludgeon opposition with. Not releasing it guarantees generation spanning conspiracies that will gel their radical base for years.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:50:54am

re: #180 The Vicious Babushka

The MI-6 gang?

Exclusive photo of one of the top MI-6 henchmen:

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:51:19am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:54:24am

re: #201 MsJ

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Pretty much. I think they only dislike Trump because he’s exposed to a lot of the world what we long knew what their ideology was and they don’t like that.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:54:25am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tammy D does not have the same cachet of career politician and Washington Insider that worked against Hillary. And I don’t see how the GOP could successfully swift boat her, either.

First ad against her: She was an incompetent pilot who let her helicopter get shot down. And it would get worse from there.

OTOH, if there is someone actually willing to fight back against that kind of crap, it is her.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 7:57:50am

re: #203 William Lewis

First ad against her: She was an incompetent pilot who let her helicopter get shot down. And it would get worse from there.

OTOH, if there is someone actually willing to fight back against that kind of crap, it is her.

I admire John Kerry a lot but I think Tammy would fight back better than he did. I think Kerry was a little naive about hwo far they’d go to trash someone’s record.

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:03:21am

re: #199 Amory Blaine

This memo is nothing more than a political tool the radicals will use or not use to bludgeon opposition with. Not releasing it guarantees generation spanning conspiracies that will gel their radical base for years.

Yep. Son of Benghazi.

They don’t even have to release it now. It was a vehicle for relentless hype, and it’s done its job.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:04:56am

re: #197 HappyWarrior

I want a woman President too, I just don’t know if 2020 will be the moment for it or not.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:10:43am

re: #206 Eclectic Cyborg

I want a woman President too, I just don’t know if 2020 will be the moment for it or not.

I know this much, the D candidate is going to be branded with the same right wing propaganda regardless of their gender or race. If the right candidate is a man, so be it, if it’s a woman, same.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:12:10am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:13:19am

re: #208 Bubblehead II

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Badge of honor, well earned.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:16:08am

re: #135 Unshaken Defiance

I saw the eclipse of a country last night…

And it sure has left me blue.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:24:42am

The office Trumpers are incorrigible today. :(

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:26:23am

re: #211 Eclectic Cyborg

The office Trumpers are incorrigible today. :(

Quiet so far on FB.

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Amory Blaine  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:27:37am

re: #211 Eclectic Cyborg

The office Trumpers are incorrigible today. :(

They have been feasting on red meat.

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:27:37am

re: #171 William Lewis

Well, I see that NPR isn’t buying the “Bipartisan” shtick like the Post.

Headline:

Several decent articles off their home page: npr.org

Daily News header is great: (sorry if repeat)

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:27:50am

re: #182 Jay C

Wonder what sort of warranty came with it…..?

Requirements for body shop appointments for nip-and-tuck and botox and other assorted maintenance requirements.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:28:19am

re: #214 BeachDem

Daily News header is great: (sorry if repeat)

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If Obama had clapped during one of his SOTUs, FNC would be likening him to Stalin.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:30:19am

re: #178 makeitstop

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I’m changing my bet at this point. I don’t think it’ll be released, due to possible legal jeopardy to those who put it out.

The narrative on the memo is now an article of faith among the Trump Cult, and they’ll continue screaming ‘release the memo!’ indefinitely at this point, and anything that’s rumored to be in the memo will be treated as divine truth.

The memo is almost more valuable remaining unreleased for propaganda purposes. They’ll just let the Stupids fill in their own blanks.

The memo is just like Joseph McCarthy’s list of names no one ever saw. You can be sure there is corruption at the FBI and State departments, we just can’t show you right now…believe me.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:30:21am

Facebook Post

Commence the butthurt from dudebros who are mad they are being deprived of bosoms for their precious male gaze.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:31:29am

re: #218 electrotek

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Commence the butthurt from dudebros who are mad they are being deprived of bosoms for their precious male gaze.

Why do you even need that when you’re watching a race anyhow?

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:32:46am

re: #192 Decatur Deb

Ask Max Cleland.

And that’s why I say not to count on her military service and injuries to get her much. It is a bit later now, and being on the national stage, it would get more exposure, but it won’t get her much.

If she chooses to run, though, first blush, she wouldn’t be counting on her service.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:33:21am

re: #219 HappyWarrior

Why do you even need that when you’re watching a race anyhow?

Because THINK OF THE UNEMPLOYED WOMEN WHO ARE DEPRIVED OF A STEADY INCOME TO APPEASE THE MALE GAZE?!?!?!

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:36:39am

re: #191 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Tammy D does not have the same cachet of career politician and Washington Insider that worked against Hillary. And I don’t see how the GOP could successfully swift boat her, either.

I really do not think career politician and Washington insider worked against Hillary as much as just outright hatred for her.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:40:21am

re: #206 Eclectic Cyborg

I want a woman President too, I just don’t know if 2020 will be the moment for it or not.

Have you noticed how well the women’s movement protests have been? Might be a wave there to surf in on.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:40:23am

re: #218 electrotek

Since I can’t facebook at work, what is it?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:41:02am

re: #222 ObserverArt

I really do not think career politician and Washington insider worked against Hillary as much as just outright hatred for her.

I do too. Hillary hatred has been at cottage industry for a long time.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:41:25am

re: #206 Eclectic Cyborg

I want a woman President too, I just don’t know if 2020 will be the moment for it or not.

Remember, 2016 was in terms of the popular vote. Put in a candidate the right hasn’t had 30 years to go after because they knew how tough she was going to be.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:41:48am

re: #223 ObserverArt

Have you noticed how well the women’s movement protests have been? Might be a wave there to surf in on.

And we have a lot of great potential women candidates in Warren, Harris, Gillbrand, Duckworth, and others whom I’m sure I’ve missed.

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Broad With Sass  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:41:53am

can’t find a postable link…Republican Congressional train hit a trash truck…snickering at optics

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:42:44am

re: #218 electrotek

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Commence the butthurt from dudebros who are mad they are being deprived of bosoms for their precious male gaze.

Heh, I have an article from Planet F1 on that topic open on another computer.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:42:58am

re: #226 Belafon

Remember, 2016 was in terms of the popular vote. Put in a candidate the right hasn’t had 30 years to go after because they knew how tough she was going to be.

Yep, the right has been waging war against HRC’s image since I was in grade school. I turned 30 last year. I like and admire HRC but we can’t underestimate how much she was hated either. She still was the right choice of the candidates who ran and I have no doubt would have made a capable President but we can’t underestimate that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:44:47am

Oh trust me, I am over the moon excited about the prospect of a female President…I just need to get myself to a point where I feel I can trust the country to do the right thing.

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:45:37am

re: #222 ObserverArt

I really do not think career politician and Washington insider worked against Hillary as much as just outright hatred for her.

Very true. We should not think for a moment that anyone’s qualifications or history would be difficult for FOX attack ads. Cult media just turned a single text about finding a place to hook up into a conspiracy that is about to precipitate a constitutional crisis.

That’s the reality of 2020, and even 2018. Something on the order of 65-66 million people are going to vote for fascists and Nazis because they will believe that the Democrat is a space alien who eats babies. The only question is whether enough people are going to vote in the right places on the other side.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:45:57am

re: #228 Broad With Sass

can’t find a postable link…Republican Congressional train hit a trash truck…snickering at optics

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:46:13am

re: #222 ObserverArt

I really do not think career politician and Washington insider worked against Hillary as much as just outright hatred for her.

A lot of DT’s appeal was with people who reject Washington “insider politics as usual”, which is why DT was able to pretty much do or say anything because doing so made him the epitome of the “anti-politician”.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:46:32am

re: #231 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh trust me, I am over the moon excited about the prospect of a female President…I just need to get myself to a point where I feel I can trust the country to do the right thing.

12 years ago, did you think we’d nominate and elect a black guy with over 50% of the vote twice? I think with the right candidate, not only can a woman candidate win but win big.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:47:37am

re: #233 Stanley Sea

I guess they didn’t have enough guns?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:47:41am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A lot of DT’s appeal was with people who reject Washington “insider politics as usual”, which is why DT was able to pretty much do or say anything because doing so made him the epitome of the “anti-politician”.

I hear what you’re saying but at the same time, they voted to return their Republicans to Congress too. Ron Johnson in fact got a higher percentage of the vote in Wisconsin than Trump did. For some of them? Absolutely, that’s the appeal but you can’t discount how years of calling HRC the devil incarnate worked.

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:48:14am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A lot of DT’s appeal was with people who reject Washington “insider politics as usual”, which is why DT was able to pretty much do or say anything because doing so made him the epitome of the “anti-politician”.

Again, he is only able to do this because American media deliberately excuses him of anything he does and forgets about his sins within a few days. The most true statement he has said is that major media outlets will beg him to win again in 2020 because he is good for them.

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Stanley Sea  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:51:23am

Hope the truck driver is OK

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:53:36am

Racism in the USAF, why am I not surprised?

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:53:56am

re: #239 Stanley Sea

Hope the truck driver is OK

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Man, there’s a metaphor for ya.

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:54:28am

Trump’s CDC director has resigned:

Trump’s top public health official resigned Wednesday amid mounting questions about financial conflicts of interest.

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald’s resignation comes one day after POLITICO reported that one month into her tenure as CDC director, she bought shares in a tobacco company — the leading cause of preventable death and an issue she had long championed.

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I cannot.  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:54:30am

re: #239 Stanley Sea

How do you separate the garbage from the Republicans?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:55:13am

re: #243 I cannot.

How do you separate the garbage from the Republicans?

The garbage smells better.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:55:38am

You think Republicans might be interested in upgrading our rail system after this?

Nope…

A train carrying members of Congress to their legislative retreat in West Virginia, hit a truck Wednesday, multiple sources told CNN.

Rep. John Faso, a New York Republican, who was on the train that crashed, said he was able to see the truck that hit the train, and that he was told that injuries were expected from people in the truck, not train.
“There was (what) looks like a tractor trailer carrying trash that was hit by the train,” Faso, who said he was in the third car of the train, told CNN.

cnn.com

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:56:01am

re: #234 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

A lot of DT’s appeal was with people who reject Washington “insider politics as usual”, which is why DT was able to pretty much do or say anything because doing so made him the epitome of the “anti-politician”.

When people say they hate ‘insider politics as usual’, what they mean is they hate ‘Democrats and Republicans who don’t overtly hate Democrats’. Being a modern American conservative means having no consistent principles outside of the dictates of your cult. The cult tells you who to hate, so you do. All the words around it are just justifications.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:57:27am
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electrotek  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:58:06am

re: #247 Ace-o-aces

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Pointscoring is the legacy of the Trump administration, felt by many for generations.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 8:59:12am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:01:14am

re: #247 Ace-o-aces

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Oh? Well we really it when you shoot your dick with a shotgun. Liberals hate that.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:01:57am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:01:59am

re: #246 Renaissance_Man

When people say they hate ‘insider politics as usual’, what they mean is they hate ‘Democrats and Republicans who don’t overtly hate Democrats’. Being a modern American conservative means having no consistent principles outside of the dictates of your cult. The cult tells you who to hate, so you do. All the words around it are just justifications.

Or when they say they hate political correctness, they really just hate being called out on their shit. The right is just as if not more PC than the left when the situation dictates it.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:03:32am

The Big G told Republicans on that train to go truck themselves…

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:03:46am

re: #245 Joe Bacon 🌹

You think Republicans might be interested in upgrading our rail system after this?

Nope…

A train carrying members of Congress to their legislative retreat in West Virginia, hit a truck Wednesday, multiple sources told CNN.

Rep. John Faso, a New York Republican, who was on the train that crashed, said he was able to see the truck that hit the train, and that he was told that injuries were expected from people in the truck, not train.
“There was (what) looks like a tractor trailer carrying trash that was hit by the train,” Faso, who said he was in the third car of the train, told CNN.

cnn.com

And why the fuck did these assholes have to go @300 miles away for a retreat? Oh, it’s the Greenbrier. Only the finest for the party of the people.

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Broad With Sass  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:05:35am

Bradley Byrne (R-AL) just told Andrea Mitchell that there is a fatality on the truck :(

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:06:04am

re: #255 Broad With Sass

Bradley Byrne (R-AL) just told Andrea Mitchell that there is a fatality on the truck :(

no more GOP garbage jokes for now, okay?

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Broad With Sass  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:08:02am

re: #255 Broad With Sass

Bradley Byrne (R-AL) just told Andrea Mitchell that there is a fatality on the truck :(

And Amtrak says no so so 24 hour rule in effect

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:08:45am

re: #254 BeachDem

And why the fuck did these assholes have to go @300 miles away for a retreat? Oh, it’s the Greenbrier. Only the finest for the party of the people.

So, they could go Western Loudoun County or Clarke County. Just as isolated and just as white so they’d feel safe.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:09:27am

re: #254 BeachDem

And why the fuck did these assholes have to go @300 miles away for a retreat? Oh, it’s the Greenbrier. Only the finest for the party of the people.

Well that and it does have a nice bomb shelter

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Dave In Austin  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:10:36am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:10:55am

And the Russian bots are in full 24/7 attack mode on Joe Kennedy spreading this ssshhhaaavvviiinnnggg cream…

Russian bots spreading this and Berniebots lapping it up!
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:12:00am

re: #260 Dave In Austin

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WTF. You know what GOP, you need to pick, you can either act like emancipation of the slaves was a good thing or you can defend the statues of the men who died to stop any abolition of slavery. You can’t do both and it’s fucking insensitive as shit to liken the abolition of slavery to Nunes’ pathetic memo. Go back to farming and shut the fuck up.

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:12:52am

re: #258 HappyWarrior

So, they could go Western Loudoun County or Clarke County. Just as isolated and just as white so they’d feel safe.

Or, here’s an idea—they could stay in DC and meet in a room to accomplish the same thing (nothing.) The yam is probably pissed they didn’t go to one of his places.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:13:13am

re: #260 Dave In Austin

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Never goes a day without posting…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:13:41am

re: #261 Joe Bacon 🌹

And the Russian bots are in full 24/7 attack mode on Joe Kennedy spreading this ssshhhaaavvviiinnnggg cream…

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The Berniebro I know is already going after him. Sigh. This is why we got Trump. The left turns on anyone who they deem not perfect enough. But funny how that was never applied to Bernie and his immigration record that earned Steve “I support Nuremberg Laws on citizenship” King’s praise and his sponsorship of one of hte worst acts of environmental racism and his overall being not as progressive as he claims.

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Ace-o-aces  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:13:55am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:14:03am

re: #263 BeachDem

Or, here’s an idea—they could stay in DC and meet in a room to accomplish the same thing (nothing.) The yam is probably pissed they didn’t go to one of his places.

Certainly. Cowards are too afraid though.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:14:20am

Michigan State U students pissed off by interim president choice. They slid former Michigan Governor John Engler (Republican) in under the radar.

Michigan State students interrupt board meeting to vent frustration over interim president pick

A Michigan State board of trustees meeting on Wednesday was interrupted by students, who used the meeting to vent frustration about the board’s unanimous decision to pick former Michigan Gov. John Engler as interim president.

Immediately after the board’s vote, MSU senior Connor Berdy jumped on a table and sat cross-legged in the middle of it.

I’d like to speak,” Berdy said, supplanting the person who was supposed to speak next. “This is not the democratic process. This meeting was put in a room specifically so there wouldn’t be a lot of people out here. This is something that we do not believe as students, members of this university and community, that reflects what we believe as Michigan State students. I just want this to be heard. We just hope, going forward, that you … allow us to be part of the process.”

Ashley Fuentes, president of the council of graduate students and a doctoral candidate in curriculum, instruction and teacher education, decried the quick selection of Engler and chided the board.

“I’ve tried to maintain my faith that MSU, despite its shortcomings and mistakes, is a place that can help pave a path forward in ending a pervasive rape culture and divisive climate,” she said. “I was even moved by your statements last Friday and hopeful you’d make good on your promises to listen to victims, students, faculty, staff and all other stakeholders in this institution.

“And when several leaders met with you this Saturday, I was glad to see you sincerely wanted our input in selecting both an interim president and president. But yesterday, roughly 24 hours after meeting with students, campus or deans across campus, many of us learned that the decision had already been made.

“Disappointed does not feel like a strong enough word to describe upon learning of your hasty appointment of ex-Gov. John Engler. Even on a temporary basis, the damage that can be caused by appointing a politician as an interim president on an already polarized campus is catastrophic,” Fuentes said. “Ex-Gov. Engler’s past legislation and policies in the past are in direct conflict with our core value of our inclusion.

…morte at link

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:14:55am

re: #264 Joe Bacon 🌹

Never goes a day without posting…

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I think we’re gonna need one of those for the whole country now.

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:16:24am

re: #261 Joe Bacon 🌹

And the Russian bots are in full 24/7 attack mode on Joe Kennedy spreading this ssshhhaaavvviiinnnggg cream…

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And in a world turned upside down, Jennifer Rubin says: by gosh he gave a fair to very good speech

washingtonpost.com

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:19:23am

Of great importance to somebody?

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bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:20:00am

I thought the GOP loathed train travel?

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Broad With Sass  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:20:08am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:20:49am

re: #270 BeachDem

And in a world turned upside down, Jennifer Rubin says: by gosh he gave a fair to very good speech

washingtonpost.com

Fucking Sanders has really poisoned so much of the left by forcing purity politics on all of us rather than the politics of the solution. The Sanderistas need to ask themselves if Bernie is so damn good, why hasn’t he gotten jack passed through Congress over the years? I’m sick of this purist shit and I’m sick of the left fucking over people like Joe who could be really good candidates and leaders for us because they don’t fit the ideological purity test. It must be nice to be pure but I prefer to live in the real world where not everyone on Wall Street or in the Pharmaactual industry is Satan incarnate.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:21:25am

re: #273 Broad With Sass

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By Asshole, you won’t be missed.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:21:41am

re: #270 BeachDem

Jennifer Rubin says: by gosh he gave a fair to very good speech

Makes you wonder how long some people will take to catch on to the fact that a con man will always lie to you, and it doesn’t matter how nice he might sound in the moment, in comparison to how he sounded in the past.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:21:47am

re: #272 bill d. (b.d.)

I thought the GOP loathed train travel?

they should be loaded twelve onto the back of a pickup truck and driven there

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bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:21:50am

re: #273 Broad With Sass

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don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out trey

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Stanley Sea  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:22:13am

Edit, posted without checking Broadwithsass!

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:22:43am

re: #276 jaunte

Makes you wonder how long some people will take to catch on to the fact that a con man will always lie to you, and it doesn’t matter how nice he might sound in the moment, in comparison to how he sounded in the past.

Jen was praising Joe Kennedy III’s speech. not Trump’s from what I gather.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:23:00am

re: #273 Broad With Sass

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If you coulda heard me just now, I think I dropped an absolutely pitch-perfect Keanu Reeves “Woah.”

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:23:04am

re: #276 jaunte

Makes you wonder how long some people will take to catch on to the fact that a con man will always lie to you, and it doesn’t matter how nice he might sound in the moment, in comparison to how he sounded in the past.

Just to clear things up—Jen was talking about Kennedy’s speech, not the yam’s.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:23:46am

re: #282 BeachDem

Oops! Now its my turn in the assumption barrel.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:24:26am

re: #282 BeachDem

Just to clear things up—Jen was talking about Kennedy’s speech, not the yam’s.

I know a lot of us are understandably not trusting of Jen but she could be going through what our own host and some of us went through. I understand the reluctance to trust the right wing critics of Trump but some of them I think are legitimately disgusted and are seeing what we know their ideology was all about.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:24:40am

I really wonder why Gowdy is not running again. I am not buying that happy horeshit he said. Something is going on in the GOP for this many of them to be jumping off. And it is probably not good.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:25:39am

re: #285 ObserverArt

I really wonder why Gowdy is not running again. I am not buying that happy horeshit he said. Something is going on in the GOP for this many of them to be jumping off. And it is probably not good.

I really think a lot of them aer compromised especially Nunes, Rohrabacher, King, and Gohmert.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:25:44am

re: #273 Broad With Sass

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And another one goes down, another one goes down, another one bites the dust…

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:26:00am

re: #273 Broad With Sass

Thanks law enforcement for personifying courage while he runs away with his tail tucked between his legs.

Sorry, asshole, we will remember your Benghazi boogaloo. We’ll remember your votes for trump. We’ll remember that you enabled fucking foreign agents trying to take over America.

Fuck you, Trey.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:26:07am

re: #285 ObserverArt

I really wonder why Gowdy is not running again. I am not buying that happy horeshit he said. Something is going on in the GOP for this many of them to be jumping off. And it is probably not good.

I think a lot of Republicans are strongly suspecting an electoral debacle for the GOP in this year’s midterms.

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:27:02am

re: #272 bill d. (b.d.)

I thought the GOP loathed train travel?

A train with (probably) a reserved/private car full of GOP Congresscritters? I’m sure that’s the sort of rail travel they can all get behind. Train travel with the hoi polloi? Another deal entirely.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:27:26am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

I think a lot of Republicans are strongly suspecting an electoral debacle for the GOP in this year’s midterms.

Yeah but Gowdy should be safe, shouldn’t he? Isn’t this DeMint’s old district?

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:27:30am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:27:39am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

I think a lot of Republicans are strongly suspecting an electoral debacle for the GOP in this year’s midterms.

I am not optimistic enough to see the Dems taking the house or Senate back, but they could start to tip the scales and convince enough Republicans to take a stand against Trump to protect their own party interests.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:29:10am

re: #287 Joe Bacon 🌹

And another one goes down, another one goes down, another one bites the dust…

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Hey Joe…where you going with that Trey Gowdy ‘shop of mine in your post?

: )

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:29:34am

re: #284 HappyWarrior

I know a lot of us are understandably not trusting of Jen but she could be going through what our own host and some of us went through. I understand the reluctance to trust the right wing critics of Trump but some of them I think are legitimately disgusted and are seeing what we know their ideology was all about.

I’m still a bit leery of Jennifer, given her idolization of Romney, but I will give her this—she’s been persistently critical of not just the yam, but the whole GOP gang and their bullshit for several months now. And the look on her face during this Joy Reid show when an idiot GOP toadie was running her mouth was priceless.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:29:38am

This is a pretty amazing GOP exodus.

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:30:47am

re: #278 bill d. (b.d.)

don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out trey

And do something about that godawful greazy hair while you’re at it.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:30:57am

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

I think a lot of Republicans are strongly suspecting an electoral debacle for the GOP in this year’s midterms.

I hope. But Gowdy is from South F’n Carolina. I would think he would be safe from any Democrats.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:31:58am

re: #295 BeachDem

I’m still a bit leery of Jennifer, given her idolization of Romney, but I will give her this—she’s been persistently critical of not just the yam, but the whole GOP gang and their bullshit for several months now. And the look on her face during this Joy Reid show when an idiot GOP toadie was running her mouth was priceless.

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Right, she’s been very critical of the GOP as a whole not just Trump.

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:32:32am

re: #285 ObserverArt

re: #289 Dr Lizardo

I think a lot of Republicans are strongly suspecting an electoral debacle for the GOP in this year’s midterms.

Even so, Gowdy’s seat SHOULD be a safe (R) one: that’s why I’m (also) guessing something else (and probably “something else” fairly discreditable) is lurking in the background.

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:32:39am

re: #285 ObserverArt

I really wonder why Gowdy is not running again. I am not buying that happy horeshit he said. Something is going on in the GOP for this many of them to be jumping off. And it is probably not good.

It must be a surprise announcement. The State (SC paper in Columbia) doesn’t even have anything about it yet.

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:33:59am

re: #301 BeachDem

It must be a surprise announcement. The State (SC paper in Columbia) doesn’t even have anything about it yet.

Didn’t he say something about retiring a month or so back?

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:35:00am
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jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:35:22am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:37:15am

re: #294 ObserverArt

Hey Joe…where you going with that Trey Gowdy ‘shop of mine in your post?

: )

Art, This is the bestest Birthday Present I could ask for!

IT’S PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:38:23am

re: #305 Joe Bacon 🌹

Art, This is the bestest Birthday Present I could ask for!

IT’S PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Joe. Have a good one and many more.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:39:30am

re: #303 makeitstop

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Oh the irony…if Hillary would have won most of these wingnuts wouldn’t be retiring…

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:39:52am

re: #305 Joe Bacon 🌹

Art, This is the bestest Birthday Present I could ask for!

IT’S PARTY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:41:48am

re: #300 Jay C

Even so, Gowdy’s seat SHOULD be a safe (R) one: that’s why I’m (also) guessing something else (and probably “something else” fairly discreditable) is lurking in the background.

Maybe Bob Inglis will run for it again (that seat went Inglis, DeMint, Inglis, Gowdy). He hates Trump and has been pretty vocal about it. (Dems haven’t had the seat since 1993.)

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:41:56am

“…To the surprise of Hill-watchers, White has been re-nominated, setting up a showdown with Democrats and Republicans alike. (Per Senate rules, nominees not confirmed at the end of the year must be re-submitted.)”

“When White ran the TCEQ, she voted to build a new coal plant near Dallas, despite opposition from officials in 24 cities and counties; falsified data to help polluters get around water regulations; and, according to a 2003 Texas state audit, did “not consistently ensure violators are held accountable” for pollution.”

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:42:25am

In other news…

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:42:59am

BTW, many news reports are confirming that the truck driver involved in the train accident with the GOP-retreat gang was killed in the crash. So officially (IMO) not much cause for jokes.

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:42:59am

re: #302 ObserverArt

Didn’t he say something about retiring a month or so back?

He gave up his place on the Ethics Committee (hah), but said it was to devote his efforts and time to the other committees he was fucking up.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:43:00am

re: #300 Jay C

Even so, Gowdy’s seat SHOULD be a safe (R) one: that’s why I’m (also) guessing something else (and probably “something else” fairly discreditable) is lurking in the background.

He knows he is going to be nominated for AG within a week or two.

//?

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:43:36am
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jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:44:04am
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Jay C  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:46:26am

re: #316 jaunte

Trey Gowdy: “There is a time to come and a time to go. This is the right time, for me, to leave politics and return to the justice system.”

Unfortunately, not in the way he probably deserves to (in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit).

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ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:47:14am

re: #316 jaunte

Seung Min Kim

@seungminkim
Because there are no coincidences in politics, I’ll note that a seat on the Fourth Circuit (covers South Carolina) became vacant just *yesterday*
12:38 PM - Jan 31, 2018

There it is!

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:47:53am

“With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it,” the bureau said.
“As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:47:58am

re: #316 jaunte

re: #318 ObserverArt

Because of course, he can do more damage from a court seat than he could ever do in the House!

FUCK.

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jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:48:19am

Material Omissions of Fact

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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:48:37am

Private payrolls grew more than expected.

The new year got off to a strong start for job creation, with businesses adding 234,000 in January, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had been looking for private payrolls to grow by 185,000.

Job creation was concentrated largely in service-related industries, which contributed 212,000 to the total.

Within that sector some of the better-paying industries showed solid gains: Trade, transportation and utilities led with 51,000, education and health services added 47,000 and professional and businesses services contributed 46,000. Leisure and hospitality services also grew by 46,000.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:49:27am

re: #309 BeachDem

Maybe Bob Inglis will run for it again (that seat went Inglis, DeMint, Inglis, Gowdy). He hates Trump and has been pretty vocal about it. (Dems haven’t had the seat since 1993.)

That would be so weird. Inglis defended Obama too IIRC. He’s conservative but not batshit.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:49:43am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:50:46am

re: #307 bill d. (b.d.)

Oh the irony…if Hillary would have won most of these wingnuts wouldn’t be retiring…

I really hope the GOP come to learn the meaning of the term “pyrrhic victory”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:51:40am

re: #324 FormerDirtDart

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Wray is in the deep state! //

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:51:45am
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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:51:57am

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I really hope the GOP come to learn the meaning of the term “pyrrhic victory”

I just hope they die. This party needs to die and die hard. Yippi ki ay motherfuckers.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:52:02am

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I really hope the GOP come to learn the meaning of the term “pyrrhic victory”

They’re going to learn that in 2020. 2020 is not going to be a good year for the GOP.

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Interesting Times  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:52:24am

Of course the trumpchumps (all ~62 million of them -_-) are an utterly lost cause. The real reason Dems lose is perceptions like this among their own:

Of course he’s dreaming - no way the Dems can get a Senate supermajority with the 2018 map :/

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:52:46am

re: #328 MsJ

I just hope they die. This party needs to die and die hard. Yippi ki ay motherfuckers.

When your party’s best leader was its second nominee and its first President, you have problems. It’s been downhill for them since Lincoln died with some exceptions like Teddy and Ike.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:53:29am

re: #324 FormerDirtDart

FBI just now, re the HPSCI memo: “We have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.”

Nunes memo: “Man throws baby out window”

Full report: “Man risks life to enter burning building to throw baby out window to rescuers waiting below.”

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:54:32am
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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:55:03am

re: #325 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I really hope the GOP come to learn the meaning of the term “pyrrhic victory”

Politics is weird. If Clinton was President the Democrats would be looking at likely losing seats this November, but at least Clinton could’ve prevented the damage Trump is inflicting.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:56:03am

re: #333 FormerDirtDart

Good luck with that. The Trump admin doesn’t give two shits about ethics.

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:56:14am

Yeah, they’re not gonna drop that memo.

They’ll just continue to bitch about it not coming out.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2018 • 9:57:14am

Old school “machine” Dem no doubt

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:00:16am
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dangerman  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:00:16am

re: #321 jaunte

Material Omissions of Fact

MOOF?

o/t saw “DILP” the other day
dog i’d like to pet

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Citizen K  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:00:49am

re: #337 FormerDirtDart

For context on Brady:

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:01:00am

re: #337 FormerDirtDart

Old school “machine” Dem no doubt

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Ah the papal glass thief.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:01:01am

re: #332 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nunes memo: “Man throws baby out window”

Full report: “Man risks life to enter burning building to throw baby out window to rescuers waiting below.”

Perfect! Just perfect!

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:01:07am

re: #330 Interesting Times

Of course the trumpchumps (all ~62 million of them -_-) are an utterly lost cause. The real reason Dems lose is perceptions like this among their own:

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Of course he’s dreaming - no way the Dems can get a Senate supermajority with the 2018 map :/

Let’s say in theory a Democratic Congress could get Trump to sign good bills out of his desperation for Rose Garden signing ceremonies. What’s wrong with that?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:01:12am

re: #334 Big Beautiful Door

Politics is weird. If Clinton was President the Democrats would be looking at likely losing seats this November, but at least Clinton could’ve prevented the damage Trump is inflicting.

Yes, I fear that is is going to take one year to recover from every month that DT is in office…

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Big Beautiful Door  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:03:18am

re: #344 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, I fear that is is going to take one year to recover from every month that DT is in office…

Healing takes time, but starting on 1/20/21 the country will recover.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:05:49am

Reminder:
Launch was rescheduled for today, 21:25-23:46 UTC

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Swampwitch  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:06:31am

Florida (Congress)Man Invited Infamous Troll Chuck Johnson to Trump’s State of The Union
thedailybeast.com
Gaetz says Chuckles just showed up at the office and Gaetz just happened to have an extra ticket. Yeah, that’s how this stuff works.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:07:49am

re: #347 Swampwitch

Florida (Congress)Man Invited Infamous Troll Chuck Johnson to Trump’s State of The Union
thedailybeast.com
Gaetz says Chuckles just showed up at the office and Gaetz just happened to have an extra ticket. Yeah, that’s how this stuff works.

Because Ted Nugent cancelled at short notice?

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allegro  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:07:54am

re: #343 Big Beautiful Door

Let’s say in theory a Democratic Congress could get Trump to sign good bills out of his desperation for Rose Garden signing ceremonies. What’s wrong with that?

I was thinking the same thing. We know Trump has no thoughts or beliefs of his own beyond his own self aggrandizement and will do whatever he’s told if put in those terms.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:09:57am

re: #346 FormerDirtDart

Reminder:
Launch was rescheduled for today, 21:25-23:46 UTC

Thanks for the reminder.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:09:59am

re: #349 allegro

I was thinking the same thing. We know Trump has no thoughts or beliefs of his own beyond his own self aggrandizement and will do whatever he’s told if put in those terms.

But only things that please his base. Meaning nothing rational, foresighted or humane.

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retired cynic  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:10:17am

re: #270 BeachDem

And in a world turned upside down, Jennifer Rubin says: by gosh he gave a fair to very good speech

washingtonpost.com

I liked this paragraph, as demonstrating her evolution:

Moreover, especially for Democrats who too often fall into a laundry list of constituent complaints, he made an admirable stab at unity — real unity, unlike the pretense of unity that President Trump cynically set forth. Kennedy insisted that “we are all equal, that we all count in the eyes of our laws, our leaders, our God, and our government. That is the American promise.” And indeed, it’s what Republicans would abandon and, worse, reject on the premise that America is a pitiful giant willing to take only people who are already successful and look like us.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:10:27am

re: #347 Swampwitch

Florida (Congress)Man Invited Infamous Troll Chuck Johnson to Trump’s State of The Union
thedailybeast.com
Gaetz says Chuckles just showed up at the office and Gaetz just happened to have an extra ticket. Yeah, that’s how this stuff works.

Gaetz is competing with Steve King to be the most loathesome member of Congress.

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allegro  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:10:42am

re: #351 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

But only things that please his base. Meaning nothing rational, foresighted or humane.

He doesn’t give a fuck about his base, only the applause.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:13:08am

re: #354 allegro

He doesn’t give a fuck about his base, only the applause.

for that, his base does not care what he does as long as he pisses off liberals in doing it

356
ObserverArt  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:16:35am

re: #347 Swampwitch

Florida (Congress)Man Invited Infamous Troll Chuck Johnson to Trump’s State of The Union
thedailybeast.com
Gaetz says Chuckles just showed up at the office and Gaetz just happened to have an extra ticket. Yeah, that’s how this stuff works.

Matt Gaetz and Chucky C Johnson make a hell of a couple…jerkoffs.

357
austin_blue  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:16:43am

re: #310 jaunte

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Fucking Church Lady Kathleen Hartnett White, as she was known at the Commission.

Oxygen thief.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:16:54am

Misogynist pigs all

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Dr. Matt  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:17:21am

re: #347 Swampwitch

“It was a wild time. I certainly did a bunch of jumping out of my chair,” Johnson Rage Furby said of the State of the Union speech itself. “Trump was straight up gangster.”

Such high IQ.

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:18:08am

re: #348 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because Ted Nugent cancelled at short notice?

Johnson said that he was invited by several members of Congress but “took Gaetz’s invitation” as “he’s into stuff on the issues that I care about.”

Uh huh.

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:18:42am

re: #358 FormerDirtDart

Misogynist pigs all

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When they hand Nancy Pelosi the Speaker’s gavel next January, I can pretty much guarantee she’ll be smiling then…

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dangerman  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:19:04am

nevermind

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:20:47am

re: #362 dangerman

bullshit

he made a statement about “unity”
gave no ideas, plans, or suggestions about how to achieve it
so he totally dropped the leadership ball

then he spent the next 45 minutes being as partisan as he could possibly be

“unity” is everyone doing what he wants

Again - she’s talking about Kennedy’s response here, not Trump’s bellowing.

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Bubblehead II  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:21:52am

re: #362 dangerman

bullshit

he made a statement about “unity”
gave no ideas, plans, or suggestions about how to achieve it
so he totally dropped the leadership ball

then he spent the next 45 minutes being as partisan as he could possibly be

“unity” is everyone doing what he wants

Ummm she is referring to Joe Kennedy’s post SOTU speach, not tRumps rambling line of B.S.

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dangerman  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:22:00am

re: #363 makeitstop

Again - she’s talking about Kennedy’s response here, not Trump’s bellowing.

oops - i just jumped in without reading anything
story of my life

i’ll go clean it up

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dangerman  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:23:19am

apologies to one and all

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makeitstop  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:24:39am

re: #366 dangerman

apologies to one and all

No worries. A number of people assumed she was talking about Babyfingers.

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:24:55am

re: #343 Big Beautiful Door

Let’s say in theory a Democratic Congress could get Trump to sign good bills out of his desperation for Rose Garden signing ceremonies. What’s wrong with that?

This is an interesting consideration, and a likely scenario. Trump himself has no particular principles other than wanting praise and to indulge in petty cruelty. A Democratic Congress could easily, by flattery, get him to sign pretty much anything. They can almost do it now except for the fact that he keeps watching FOX and Friends and talking to Nazis and thus getting redirected back to what they want. It is likely that if such negative influences were removed, he would do whatever Schumer and Pelosi wanted, if they clapped for him enough.

It would, of course, be disgusting to pander to such an obscene man to get him to sign what you want, but let’s leave that aside for a moment. I think it a very likely scenario that Democrats retake the House this year, and with a divided Congress, try to get something good done by flattering Trump and marginalising Mitch McConnell. Trump continues to be personally repulsive and narcissistic, demanding that the whole world praise him if he signs something that any decent human being would do. Obligingly, we do. He wins again in 2020, but sometime in his second term Democrats also manage to take the Senate, and he signs basically anything Democrats put in front of him at that point, claiming credit loudly. He will never be impeached. He will never face any consequences of any sort. When he eventually leaves office, he will continue to be the go-to personality for the entire US media, and will continue to be featured as content until he dies. The entire country will do what it always does whenever white people do something inhumane and ghastly, such as gun massacres or electing Trump, and try to smooth all of it over, declaring sagely that it is time to move on and heal, not dwell on the past. And just like that, America will have accepted that they are the country of Trump.

On one hand, you could argue that it’s okay if we bite our tongues and allow the most disgusting man on earth to praise himself and wallow in media adoration like a pig in mud, if he signs things that do good for people. And there’s some truth to that. However, simply by being elected, Trump has done immeasurable damage to America’s democracy, to the rule of law, and to the fabric of a nation that prides itself on being the centre of the free world. Every day he is in office and enabled in his autocracy, America becomes less and less free, and the American dream of equality and justice for all becomes more and more vapourware. And when he leaves, America will declare that, yes, we elected a stupid man with no redeeming qualities and treated him like a God-King, and yes, our laws mean nothing. But for the good of all (and by good of all, we mean good of all white people), it’s time to move on, and pretend that all of that was okay, and part of being the greatest nation of earth.

I think that a much more likely scenario than some of the more apocalyptic alternatives, such as nuclear war or martial law. And I think that such a scenario will do nothing to repair the harm that America has inflicted on itself.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:30:58am
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Ace-o-aces  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:41:38am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:42:26am

Even Trey can see the writing on the wall. So he’s going to go back to state-level lawyering where he will fuck shit up there too. Again.

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Jay C  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:43:13am

I’ll admit to being moderately surprised at the news that the Justice Department is going to drop its corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ). Admittedly, the case was thin to begin with*, and the trials an embarrassment for the G: but I would have thought the Trump DoJ would at keep at it, if only to keep “corrupt Democrats” canards in circulation.

* Being that he’s a Senator from New Jersey, the notion that Bob Menendez is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg isn’t all that far-fetched: it’s just that the Melgen case seemed an awfully thin reed to base a prosecution on. Especially since they both skated.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:43:22am

Lunch.

Let’s see. About a half pound of round steak, cubed, fried in a bit of oil, can of golden mushroom soup (left concentrated) as a sauce. Serve over egg noodles. Green Beans on the side. Pint of hot tea to wash it down.

Not too shabby and reasonably cheap.

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Kragar  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:44:07am
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Kragar  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:45:46am

re: #371 GlutenFreeJesus

Apparently a Judicial seat had just become vacant in SC. Gowdy could be angling for that.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:46:12am

re: #374 Kragar

Tonight, I owe Donald Trump an apology. Tonight, I was moved and inspired. Tonight, I have hope and faith in America again.

It may go away tomorrow…
But tonight, America is great again. #SOTU
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January 31, 2018

Fucking pathetic. Wow.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:46:12am

re: #370 Ace-o-aces

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Yawn. Must suck having to live up Trump’s ass all day eh Craig?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:47:44am

accident happened near Charlottesville, VA.

local news station in Huntington, WV:

my congresscritter:

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:47:58am

re: #261 Joe Bacon 🌹

And the Russian bots are in full 24/7 attack mode on Joe Kennedy spreading this ssshhhaaavvviiinnnggg cream…

[Embedded content]

How much money has Bernie taken from the NRA? And why won’t he release his tax returns?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:49:54am

re: #379 Belafon

How much money has Bernie taken from the NRA? And why won’t he release his tax returns?

Bernie also had his immigration record praised by Steve King too. Bernie has shown himself indifferent to what immigrants are going through.

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Renaissance_Man  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:50:26am

re: #376 Dr. Matt

Fucking pathetic. Wow.

Frank Luntz strikes me as someone who doesn’t associate what he does with any particular moral or ethical consideration. In other words, he is interested only in his narrow field of expertise - how particular words evoke known emotional responses, and how use of those words can predict actions and behaviours in response to them. Whether those words are used to help or hurt people is not something he considers, and whether the responses are benign, monstrous, peaceful, or violent, is all irrelevant. So when he praises the SOTU speech for the response it creates, he does so because it used certain words and provoked the right responses - he is praising it from a technical standpoint.

This is, of course, amoral and monstrous. But that’s Frank Luntz.

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William Lewis  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:51:34am

re: #380 HappyWarrior

Bernie also had his immigration record praised by Steve King too. Bernie has shown himself indifferent to what immigrants are going through.

Bernie ran away to the whitest place in America just as soon as he could.

Bernie is at least as racist as Pumpkin Pinochet.

383
HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:52:45am

re: #382 William Lewis

Bernie ran away to the whitest place in America just as soon as he could.

Bernie is at least as racist as Pumpkin Pinochet.

I do find it interesting that he went from Brooklyn to Vermont. He’s got a lot of legitimate questions about him and PoC.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:53:00am

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m so relieved to know that Massie’s minor bumps and bruises will be taken care of at our expense while he supports ripping his constituents’ ACA benefits away.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:53:10am

re: #382 William Lewis

Bernie ran away to the whitest place in America just as soon as he could.

Bernie is at least as racist as Pumpkin Pinochet.

But hides it well enough for even the most gullible idiot member of a minority.

He supports Palestine?? /FAINT my DREAM CANDIDATE…who cares if he’s racist as long as he’s PRO-PALESTINE guys!!! /sarcasm

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Kragar  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:54:14am
387
HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:54:55am

re: #386 Kragar

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WTF.

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BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:55:09am

re: #374 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Frankie, he’s just not that into you:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:55:48am

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

accident happened near Charlottesville, VA.

local news station in Huntington, WV:

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Absent a derailment, injuries in a vehicle vs train crash are usually limited to the vehicle occupants.

There is considerable advantage in being on the upside of a gross discrepancy in mass.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:56:05am

re: #385 electrotek

But hides it well enough for even the most gullible idiot member of a minority.

He supports Palestine?? /FAINT my DREAM CANDIDATE…who cares if he’s racist as long as he’s PRO-PALESTINE guys!!! /sarcasm

I think a lot of them aren’t aware of it honestly. I know I myself that I thought Sanders was just naive perhaps but he’s shown himself to be very insensitive to minorities especially immigrants.

391
Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:56:39am
392
Dr. Matt  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:56:48am
393
dangerman  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:56:49am

re: #373 William Lewis

Lunch.

Let’s see. About a half pound of round steak, cubed, fried in a bit of oil, can of golden mushroom soup (left concentrated) as a sauce. Serve over egg noodles. Green Beans on the side. Pint of hot tea to wash it down.

Not too shabby and reasonably cheap.

10 oz yesterday’s roasted vegetables
1 cup brown rice
3 oz leftover broiled salmon
green tea

i mean as long as we’re sharing….

394
HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:57:10am

I recall reading that the Vermont NAACP isn’t too fond of Ol Bernie.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:57:20am

re: #386 Kragar

Oh, for fucks’s sake. The level of stupidity required to think like that is unfathomable.

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electrotek  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:57:57am

re: #390 HappyWarrior

I think a lot of them aren’t aware of it honestly. I know I myself that I thought Sanders was just naive perhaps but he’s shown himself to be very insensitive to minorities especially immigrants.

I dealt with Muslims who thought Hillary was the same as Trump and felt that Bernie would have been better for Palestine (because that’s all that’s stuck in their fucking minds).

Never mind the fact that he has not once denounced Tulsi Gabbard for her Islamophobia and support of Bashar al-Assad either.

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:57:59am
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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:58:07am

re: #395 Blind Frog Belly White

Oh, for fucks’s sake. The level of stupidity required to think like that is unfathomable.

It’s typical of Hoft though.

399
HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:58:35am

re: #396 electrotek

I dealt with Muslims who thought Hillary was the same as Trump and felt that Bernie would have been better for Palestine (because that’s all that’s stuck in their fucking minds).

Never mind the fact that he has not once denounced Tulsi Gabbard for her Islamophobia and support of Bashar al-Assad either.

Certainly.

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dangerman  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:58:43am

re: #374 Kragar

Tonight, I owe Donald Trump an apology. Tonight, I was moved and inspired. Tonight, I have hope and faith in America again.

It may go away tomorrow…
But tonight, America is great again.

cause he proved he could read a speech someone else wrote (likely without his input)?

are all these people charlie brown and lucy’s football?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:59:01am

re: #397 FormerDirtDart

[Embedded content]

Eerie.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:59:03am

re: #386 Kragar

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FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:59:41am
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Jay C  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:59:54am

re: #386 Kragar

One of the amazing things about today’s online world: Dim Jim Hoft, a perennial (and justifiable) contender for the title of Stupidest Man On The Internet manages to find someone even stupider to re-tweet.

405
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:59:57am

re: #391 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Republicans love cops who abuse their power, if the ones on the receiving end are Liberals and/or POCs.

They hate cops who uncover abuse of power, unless it’s by Liberals and/or POCs.

There’s a common thread, but it’s not cops.

406
HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 10:59:59am

Hoft will eventually claim Trump was a plant to make the right look bad.

407
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:01:47am
408
Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:02:47am

re: #407 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Mrs. Glum Frown thinks someone else needs to smile more? Really?

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:03:11am

re: #407 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Pretty rich since she scowls a lot herself and works for Trump. But yeah it’s unprofessional but what else is new for her?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:03:42am
411
HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:03:49am

re: #408 Blind Frog Belly White

Mrs. Glum Frown thinks someone else needs to smile more? Really?

Next she’ll tell someone else’s dad to stop making stupid jokes.

412
jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:04:00am

re: #409 HappyWarrior

Pretty rich since she scowls a lot herself and works for Trump. But yeah it’s unprofessional but what else is new for her?

The Huckabee Tradition.

413
jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:05:05am
414
Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:05:38am

I’m bad…I’m still laughing…

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:05:57am

re: #410 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So cruel.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:06:23am

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m bad…I’m still laughing…

[Embedded content]

The toilet wears it better.

417
William Lewis  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:07:48am

re: #393 dangerman

10 oz yesterday’s roasted vegetables
1 cup brown rice
3 oz leftover broiled salmon
green tea

i mean as long as we’re sharing….

Good ideas to remember :)

418
jaunte  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:08:02am

re: #414 Backwoods_Sleuth

4:30 AM face, before the spray tan.

419
BeachDem  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:08:38am

Oh, and Kash Patel, the guy who was one of the main writers of Nunes’ memo? In 2016:

Patel was summarily tossed from the judge’s chambers and Hughes — if anyone doubted his 10-gallon grumpiness — subsequently issued an “Order on Ineptitude” to berate the “pretentious lawyers” at “Main Justice.”

washingtonpost.com

420
FormerDirtDart  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:09:02am

Grift Opportunities Prevail

421
Unshaken Defiance  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:09:14am

Wait I was speaking figuratively
Train carrying members of Congress hits a truck

422
lawhawk  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:11:01am

re: #389 Blind Frog Belly White

I’ve been on commuter trains and excursion trains that have collided with cars. The train wins EVERY damned time.

The car is usually completely wrecked, and most of the time the train doesn’t derail. When it does, then things can go bad very quickly (a Metro North collision a few years ago resulted in significant loss of life as an electrified 3d rail skewered a train and started a fire).

Most of the time, the culprit of the collision is a vehicle ignoring a crossing signal or somehow got stuck on the tracks and the train didn’t have time to stop, but there are some incidents where the signal malfunctioned, or there are no crossing gates.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:11:02am

re: #420 FormerDirtDart

Grift Opportunities Prevail

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Drain the swamp eh.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:11:18am

re: #107 goddamnedfrank

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:11:25am

re: #311 makeitstop

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:12:00am

re: #418 jaunte

My sister texted me last night during the SOTU, “Trump’s eyes look like fingers after band aids have been on them too long.”

427
Kragar  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:12:42am

re: #413 jaunte

428
Amory Blaine  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:14:39am

I received a treat today, a personal sized quiche with an iced green tea from Panera.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:16:18am

re: #422 lawhawk

I’ve been on commuter trains and excursion trains that have collided with cars. The train wins EVERY damned time.

The car is usually completely wrecked, and most of the time the train doesn’t derail. When it does, then things can go bad very quickly (a Metro North collision a few years ago resulted in significant loss of life as an electrified 3d rail skewered a train and started a fire).

Most of the time, the culprit of the collision is a vehicle ignoring a crossing signal or somehow got stuck on the tracks and the train didn’t have time to stop, but there are some incidents where the signal malfunctioned, or there are no crossing gates.

I read once that in the late 19th Century, an average of 6000 people died every year, related to the railroads. Either killed in train crashes, or killed by trains or killed in other ways.

6000. Every year.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:16:31am

re: #427 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Good I’m glad I didn’t give him a lick.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:17:28am

re: #429 Blind Frog Belly White

I read once that in the late 19th Century, an average of 6000 people died every year, related to the railroads. Either killed in train crashes, or killed by trains or killed in other ways.

6000. Every year.

Ah the good old days before regulations.// air travel as you know wasn’t as safe in the early years as well.

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BigPapa  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:20:55am
433
dangerman  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:21:16am

re: #422 lawhawk

I’ve been on commuter trains and excursion trains that have collided with cars. The train wins EVERY damned time.

The car is usually completely wrecked, and most of the time the train doesn’t derail. When it does, then things can go bad very quickly (a Metro North collision a few years ago resulted in significant loss of life as an electrified 3d rail skewered a train and started a fire).

Most of the time, the culprit of the collision is a vehicle ignoring a crossing signal or somehow got stuck on the tracks and the train didn’t have time to stop, but there are some incidents where the signal malfunctioned, or there are no crossing gates.

back in 1971 i think it was, the LIRR had a streak of accidents
i was in one in penn station - waiting for the doors to close and head out to LI
the train was hit from behind by another train
i flew straight up - about four feet, though i wasnt hurt
lots were
a bunch of cars derailed

someone wrote a letter to the long island press
they noticed, it seems that the most damage in these accidents was to the first or last car. their suggestion was to remove the first and last car from every train

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:21:26am
435
Sir John Barron  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:21:29am

re: #347 Swampwitch

Florida (Congress)Man Invited Infamous Troll Chuck Johnson to Trump’s State of The Union
thedailybeast.com
Gaetz says Chuckles just showed up at the office and Gaetz just happened to have an extra ticket. Yeah, that’s how this stuff works.

good dog….

436
Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:23:28am

re: #427 Kragar

Which really is interesting because I’m pretty sure a good chunk of the actual viewers were watching for a metaphorical train wreck, and he still couldn’t get to a normal viewing level.

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lawhawk  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:23:36am

re: #433 dangerman

Sounds like something Trump would propose. /

It’s still safer than driving (and most of these derailments occur because there aren’t grade separation crossings).

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Belafon  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:24:58am

Here’s how far Trump was willing to go, and Sessions almost went along with it:

In an Oval Office meeting after Mueller’s appointment, Trump told Sessions he should resign, prompting the attorney general to submit a letter of resignation, according to The New York Times. But Trump ultimately rejected the resignation after advisers warned against it in the wake of Comey’s firing.

A month after that episode, Trump wanted to have White House aides fire Mueller but backed off after White House counsel Don McGahn and others made clear they were opposed to such a move, a source familiar with the deliberations told ABC News.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:26:48am

re: #431 HappyWarrior

Ah the good old days before regulations.// air travel as you know wasn’t as safe in the early years as well.

my dad was the victim of a level-grade train accident, a signalman waved him across as a train was approaching. He sustained damage to his legs, which, years later, released a blood clot that led to a fatal heart attack.

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BigPapa  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:26:54am
Asked about Gaetz’s differing account, Johnson said, “I’ll go with whatever version Gaetz says because I’m not a gangster rapper.”

He said he also likes Gaetz because he has “that fuck you mindset.”

“It was a wild time. I certainly did a bunch of jumping out of my chair,” Johnson said of the State of the Union speech itself. “Trump was straight up gangster.”

The zombie infestation is getting worse. We need to go Rick Grimes at the ballot box in Nov ‘18 and Nov ‘20 or America as we know it is done.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:28:29am

re: #439 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

my dad was the victim of a level-grade train accident, a signalman waved him across as a train was approaching. He sustained damage to his legs, which, years later, released a blood clot that led to a fatal heart attack.

I’m glad we have workplace safety regulations. Sorry about your dad. That sounds awful.

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MsJ  Jan 31, 2018 • 11:41:41am

re: #427 Kragar


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Steely Dan: More Than Just a BandPOLYPHONIC MERCHANDISE: store.dftba.com Music by Pracs: SoundCloud Support me on Patreon: patreon.com Twitter: @watchpolyphonicFacebook: facebook.com
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The Faim - Midland Line [Official Video] Another band from the John Feldman / BMG power-punk-pop stable, known for their infectious beats straight from the '80's and party vocals. the Faim hails from Perth. Summer Is A Curse EP out now: thefaim.lnk.to 'Midland Line' Out Now: ...
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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Performing ‘You Worry Me’ Live on KCRW Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats released their excellent sophomore album Tearing at the Seams earlier this year and have been on the road ever since. Inspired by personal drama, but full of hope, the new songs come alive ...
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Childish Gambino - Feels Like Summer There's a lot more to the lyrics and the video than you first see, while the music amd vocal style reminds me of some "hopeful while showing the hopeless" '70's tunes. “Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino smarturl.ittour tickets ...
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The 36% Deplorables Still Back the Babooncnn.com No suprise to me. Despite the raving lunatic Tweets, the nonsense policy decisions, the stoking of racial tensions, the Mafia Thug style approach to law, and the blatant grabs for more power, Trump has not dipped in his support ...
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Bank of America Reportedly Froze Some Accounts After Asking Customers About Their Citizenship It is a fact the American law does not require citizenship to open a bank account. Nor should it. Xenophobia is a terrible business model and attitude. Businessmen come here and do business, that's called economic activity. In order ...
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Myanmar Court Sentences Reuters Reporters to Seven Years in Prison A court sentenced two Reuters reporters who exposed human-rights abuses by Myanmar’s military to seven years in prison on Monday for obtaining state secrets, in a case that raised questions about judicial independence and became emblematic of the country’s ...
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