Trump Decided to Release Devin Nunes’s Misleading Memo Before He Ever Saw It, Because of Course He Did

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It should come as no surprise to anyone that our so-called president was determined to release “the memo” before he ever read it.

Because after all, his far right supporters and his Fox News sycophants were telling him to do it.

Greg Sargent makes some pertinent points about this latest disgraceful episode in the sad saga of the Trump administration: These alarming leaks on Trump’s handling of the memo suggest danger ahead.

  • Trump appears to have decided very early to release the memo, before seeing it himself and before the White House heard from top intelligence officials who warned against it. At least some of this thought process was influenced by “cable television segments about the memo.” As one adviser put it: “There was never any hesitation.”
  • Despite Trump’s advance decision to release the memo, “White House aides were determined to show they were following an official process in reviewing whether … to release the memo” (emphasis mine). White House advisers knew it would be “fruitless” to resist Trump’s decision, and they knew intelligence officials would bitterly object, but they had to create the impression that a real process of deliberation was underway.
  • Top intelligence officials repeatedly warned senior White House officials that releasing the memo would compromise national security, expose classified information and paint a misleading picture of the FBI’s methods. (If true, that last one in particular threatens to undermine public confidence in law enforcement.) White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly was “not swayed.”
  • White House officials worried the memo might be a “dud,” so they left the “public cheerleading for the memo’s release largely to Republican lawmakers,” to create “distance” from it if necessary. The reporting suggests that they worried more about the politics of the memo’s release than about other senior administration officials’ objections on national security grounds.

Make no mistake: this action is leading the nation straight into a constitutional crisis, because we have a Republican Party that’s completely dedicated to protecting Donald Trump at all costs to keep their stranglehold on the government intact as long as possible. And it’s also very clear that the release of the memo is intended to give Trump the pretext he needs to fire the people investigating him, starting with Rod Rosenstein.

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558 comments

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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:47:32am
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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:48:58am

Somebody’s gotta get fired over this. I imagine 45 is wilding out right now.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:49:56am

I imagine Trump convinced himself this would end the investigation once and for all and he’s gonna be steaming if he’s not already.

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Dizzy  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:50:07am

@ Charles:
Ron Rosenberg? Do you mean Rod Rosenstein?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:51:05am

re: #4 Dizzy

@ Charles:
Ron Rosenberg? Do you mean Rod Rosenstein?

Yes, corrected already, thanks.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:51:37am
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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:52:30am

re: #3 HappyWarrior

I imagine Trump convinced himself this would end the investigation once and for all and he’s gonna be steaming if he’s not already.

Trump and the senior congressional Republicans are getting high on their own supply of propaganda. Much like drug dealers sampling extensively from their own products, this should not end well for them.

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:52:51am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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Man, Hannity can’t help but shoot his mouth off.

Hopefully there’s an indictment with his name on it.

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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:53:56am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

Sean Hannity is a miracle of modern biology. He lives in Trump’s ass 24/7 and somehow manages to appear on Fox News without his living arrangements being grossly apparent on camera.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:54:54am

Imagine believing something was true because it was personally gratifying.

That’s their bag.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:55:30am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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LOL guy who has never worked a day in LEO trying to threaten the former FBI Director with arrest. Man you’re sad, Lumpy.

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:56:18am

That’s one of the bigger ones. Let’s take the scum out. (Figuratively.)

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:56:22am

FBI rank and file are all like ‘Hey, fuck your memo.’

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:56:25am

Can someone who tweets ask Dimwitted Hannity why Republicans voted against releasing the Democratic memo? If this is all about transparency, why aren’t we as the public entitled to both sides of the story?

He’s quite full of himself. No wonder he loves egomaniac Trump.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:57:04am

How long before the wingnuts criticize the Democrats for making Republicans release the memo?

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:57:28am

re: #2 JordanRules

Somebody’s gotta get fired over this. I imagine 45 is wilding out right now.

Hannity would be the one I’d choose.

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:57:46am

re: #15 bill d. (b.d.)

How long before the wingnuts criticize the Democrats for making Republicans release the memo?

“If you thought this was so bad, why didn’t you release your own?”

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:58:16am

re: #9 EPR-radar

Sean Hannity is a miracle of modern biology. He lives in Trump’s ass 24/7 and somehow manages to appear on Fox News without his living arrangements being grossly apparent on camera.

E-coli with a microphone and camera.

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:59:18am
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 11:59:38am
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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:00:11pm

re: #14 Patricia Kayden

Can someone who tweets ask Dimwitted Hannity why Republicans voted against releasing the Democratic memo? If this is all about transparency, why aren’t we as the public entitled to both sides of the story?

He’s quite full of himself. No wonder he loves egomaniac Trump.

Because Hannity has attached himself to Trump. He’s there to justify anything done to protect Trump. I don’t think I’ve seen him criticize Trump once since Trump became POTUS or a candidate for that matter.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:00:33pm

re: #1 Kragar

Trump will for this RedState contributor to be fired

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:00:40pm
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Sir John Barron  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:00:58pm

re: #8 makeitstop

Man, Hannity can’t help but shoot his mouth off.

Hopefully there’s an indictment with his name on it.

Well, there’s no punishment for it, no one tries to hold him accountable.

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blueraven  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:01:29pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:01:37pm
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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:02:20pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:03:20pm
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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:03:36pm

re: #24 Sir John Barron

They are going to keep pushing the boundaries and testing their cocoon of apparent immunity.

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:03:54pm

re: #27 bill d. (b.d.)

OBAMA’S FAULT!

If he’d only fired Nunes when he had the chance!

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:04:07pm

Gosar is chirping again. Stupid son of a bitch.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:04:39pm

re: #25 blueraven

Dow drops 550 points as stocks head for worst week in 2 years

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:05:09pm

re: #30 Belafon

If he’d only fired Nunes when he had the chance!

You jest but it reminds me of when they tried to make Flynn out to be an Obama appointee which was technically true but ignored two fundamental truths- Flynn was fired by Obama and Obama likewise told Trump not to make him his national security adviser. Oh and Trump liked Flynn so much that he vetted him for VP since Trump loves generals.

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Jack Burton  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:05:28pm

re: #25 blueraven

Dow drops 550 points as stocks head for worst week in 2 years

I’m also starting to see evidence that the Housing Bubble 2.0 is getting ready to pop too. I’m seeing a lot “price reduced”s on realtor sites, and houses with “For Sale” signs on them for months rather than days.

Let see if President Dunning-Kruger tries to take credit for that looming shitshow.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:05:46pm

re: #31 makeitstop

My full statement on the declassified memo: pic.twitter.com

— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS

Hey, dude, how did those illegal immigrant arrests go Tuesday night at the SOTU?
/

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:05:50pm

re: #31 makeitstop

Gosar is chirping again. Stupid son of a bitch.

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You’re a fucking dentist, Paul. You don’t know what treason is.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:06:16pm

re: #27 bill d. (b.d.)

OBAMA’S FAULT!

I’m still blaming Van Buren

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:06:46pm

re: #37 FormerDirtDart

I’m still blaming Van Buren

Forget that, I blame John Hanson.

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Single-handed sailor  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:07:26pm

Update, Dow down 628 pts, still falling.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:08:06pm

re: #34 Jack Burton

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:08:53pm

re: #39 Single-handed sailor

Update, Dow down 628 pts, still falling.

I think it’ll close just around 25,500

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:09:01pm

re: #19 makeitstop

It is unclear whether stupidity is a wave or a particle. The best available theory is that it can’t fucking stay as one or the other because it gets distracted.

It’s measured in kiloGumbies.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:09:34pm

re: #12 Nyet

Looks like he deleted the Tweet, but posted a screenshot of it and someone saying to report it, saying “they’re so sensitive”.

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scottslemmons  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:10:13pm

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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That’s the kind of tweet that’s definitely going to come back to haunt Sean…

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fern01  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:10:32pm

re: #25 blueraven

Dow drops 550 points as stocks head for worst week in 2 years

Make that 621 - no mention of the administration in the reasons for the fall - as usual the pundits don’t want to upset trump - in case his next statement/action sends it down another 500 pts

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:11:27pm

re: #9 EPR-radar

Sean Hannity is a miracle of modern biology. He lives in Trump’s ass 24/7 and somehow manages to appear on Fox News without his living arrangements being grossly apparent on camera.

He talks to the shitshow we call potus often.

Very dangerous.

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Jack Burton  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:11:43pm

re: #40 Dr Lizardo

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:12:55pm

re: #25 blueraven

Dow drops 550 points as stocks head for worst week in 2 years

with all trump’s bragging about the market and now following the SOTFU, by a couple of days, there is no way to pin this on anyone but him.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:12:56pm

re: #39 Single-handed sailor

Update, Dow down 628 pts, still falling.

If Dems had not released the Nunes memo the Dow would not be falling.

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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:12:57pm
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly was “not swayed.”

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly is a (crypto)fascist ass.

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:13:07pm

re: #46 Stanley Sea

He talks to the shitshow we call potus often.

Very dangerous.

There was a story posted here last night saying that Trump was taking Lumpy’s advice about the memo!

Hannity needs to be taken down a few pegs. He’s a right bastard, which I’ve seen first hand.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:13:32pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:13:46pm

So, I’m one for the snappy rejoinder, but here’s my tiny worry.

This shit is sounding a bit like what went down in Turkey with the Gulenites and the “coup.”

The test here is the point where government structure meets individual operators in government, and that’s a touch spooky.

A long time back I opined that we could attain a new level of coordination between complicit media and complicit government, where you manufacture “the truth” via statements, then make it “true” via documentation, then make it “verified” by appeal to authority.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:15:26pm

re: #34 Jack Burton

I’m also starting to see evidence that the Housing Bubble 2.0 is getting ready to pop too. I’m seeing a lot “price reduced”s on realtor sites, and houses with “For Sale” signs on them for months rather than days.

Let see if President Dunning-Kruger tries to take credit for that looming shitshow.

We did not do enough - even under Obama - to prevent another housing bubble, at best we just delayed its onset and mitigated some of the worst of it, but under our current system of mortgage financing, housing always seems to outrun the underlying economy and needs to be yanked back.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:15:43pm

re: #47 Jack Burton

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Jay C  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:16:19pm

re: #38 HappyWarrior

Forget that, I blame John Hanson.

OK: this is weird: I was in the hardware store yesterday buying (unsurprisingly) some hardware, and two of the store employees were going on and on over the computer monitor about John Hanson (and yes, it was the Continental Congress guy): although their discussion was about whether or not he was black (?!) - I’m guessing “not” - has old Johnny been in the news recently?

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Interesting Times  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:16:52pm

Speaking of snappy rejoinders…

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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:17:03pm

re: #31 makeitstop

Gosar is chirping again. Stupid son of a bitch.

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OK—we’ve heard the drunk description from Gaetz; now we have the dentist’s diatribe. Waiting on the vet view from Yoho. (Damn, there sure are a lot of idiotic Republicans.)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:17:09pm

re: #53 The Ghost of a Flea

So, I’m one for the snappy rejoinder, but here’s my tiny worry.

This shit is sounding a bit like what went down in Turkey with the Gulenites and the “coup.”

The test here is the point where government structure meets individual operators in government, and that’s a touch spooky.

A long time back I opined that we could attain a new level of coordination between complicit media and complicit government, where you manufacture “the truth” via statements, then make it “true” via documentation, then make it “verified” by appeal to authority.

The President makes a statement. People rush to rationalize and explain what he “really meant”. Memes and talking points are circulated to support those views.

Then the President makes another statement…

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Mike Lamb  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:18:17pm

re: #31 makeitstop

Gosar is chirping again. Stupid son of a bitch.

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Holy fuck. I mean holy fuck.

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majii  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:18:22pm

re: #8 makeitstop

“Man, Hannity can’t help but shoot his mouth off.
Hopefully there’s an indictment with his name on it.”

Something I really don’t get is The Talking Yam [TTY] taking advice from a Fox News talking head who doesn’t have a college degree in any field and who has no security clearance that would give him credibility to advise any government official on any matter. Folks, this administration is operating in an alternative universe.

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:18:29pm
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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:18:56pm
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fern01  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:19:05pm

re: #48 dangerman

with all trump’s bragging about the market and now following the SOTFU, by a couple of days, there is no way to pin this on anyone but him.

CNN is now suggesting “political turmoil” may be an issue - both sides, of course

Political turmoil is adding to the uncertainty. Market analysts pointed to the clash between the Trump administration and the FBI as another concern.

“There looks like a breakdown of the institutions in our country,” said Ian Winer, head of equities at Wedbush Securities. “No matter what side you’re on, that’s not good.”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:19:13pm

re: #56 Jay C

OK: this is weird: I was in the hardware store yesterday buying (unsurprisingly) some hardware, and two of the store employees were going on and on over the computer monitor about John Hanson (and yes, it was the Continental Congress guy): although their discussion was about whether or not he was black (?!) - I’m guessing “not” - has old Johnny been in the news recently?

I don’t know. He’s far from a household name. I wouldn’t even call him the most well known Maryland founder. For me that, Charles Carroll who gives Carroll County and New Carrollton its name. Also the only Catholic signer of the Declaration and Constitution and the last signer of the former to die IIRC.

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:19:15pm

Is the White House trying to distance themselves from their own decision here?

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:19:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:19:59pm

re: #62 Nyet

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I hate that you have to deal with all these Nazi shitbrains, Sergey. Finally finished Rise and Fall and it just amazes me how many people out there still defend the Nazis.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:20:16pm

re: #64 fern01

CNN is now suggesting “political turmoil” may be an issue - both sides, of course

remember that China’s largest credit rating agency recently downgraded US assets, citing “political deficiencies” (on both sides, of course, obviously)

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:21:03pm

re: #64 fern01

CNN is now suggesting “political turmoil” may be an issue - both sides, of course

of course theyre gonna.
every string is being manipulated by a republican
no dem had a hand in any of this

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Mike Lamb  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:21:11pm

Actually, considering that the odds are extremely high that the WH worked with Nunes on the content of the memo, I suspect Trump had already read drafts or at least new exactly what it was going to say.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:21:45pm
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scottslemmons  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:21:51pm

re: #61 majii

“Man, Hannity can’t help but shoot his mouth off.
Hopefully there’s an indictment with his name on it.”

Something I really don’t get is The Talking Yam [TTY] taking advice from a Fox News talking head who doesn’t have a college degree in any field and who has no security clearance that would give him credibility to advise any government official on any matter. Folks, this administration is operating in an alternative universe.

Inflate the Yam’s ego, and he’ll do anything for you. At least until it becomes inconvenient.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:22:01pm

re: #68 HappyWarrior

I hate that you have to deal with all these Nazi shitbrains, Sergey. Finally finished Rise and Fall and it just amazes me how many people out there still defend the Nazis.

it is like the Civil war apologists who start with “Slavery was not the sole cause of the Civil War” and turn it into “The Civil War had nothing to do with slavery!”, these people take “Not everything the Nazis did was absolutely evil” and turn it into “The Nazis did some truly great things!”

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:22:55pm

re: #74 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

it is like the Civil war apologists who start with “Slavery was not the sole cause of the Civil War” and turn it into “The Civil War had nothing to do with slavery!”, these people take “Not everything the Nazis did was absolutely evil” and turn it into “The Nazis did some truly great things!”

It is.

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:23:46pm

re: #72 Charles Johnson

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio swears he didn’t know the website he granted five interviews to is anti-Semitic

guy wants to be a senator
neither he nor his “staff” could find out what anyone with a phone could in 2 minutes. - less if they dont have fat thumbs like i do

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:24:06pm

re: #72 Charles Johnson

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And he should be looking up who gives his name to. I don’t believe him either but merely stating his excuse sucks.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:25:03pm

re: #76 dangerman

guy wants to be a senator
neither he nor his “staff” could find out what anyone with a phone could in 2 minutes. - less if they dont have fat thumbs

I didn’t know Mr. Hilter wasn’t a National Bosocialist!

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:25:38pm

He’s going to mar-emolument!

He’ll get feedback from his stupid pay to play sycophants all weekend & fuck something up.

I can’t even chart

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:25:40pm

re: #76 dangerman

guy wants to be a senator
neither he nor his “staff” could find out what anyone with a phone could in 2 minutes. - less if they dont have fat thumbs like i do

Don’t believe him. He knows what the American Free Press does. He didn’t need to Google anything. He’s been running in these circles for decades.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:26:00pm

re: #71 Mike Lamb

Actually, considering that the odds are extremely high that the WH worked with Nunes on the content of the memo, I suspect Trump had already read drafts or at least new exactly what it was going to say.

I call bullshit. “Trump … read”? Right. As if….

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:26:04pm

re: #1 Kragar

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Not all of RedState buys into the author of that post’s premise. Lots of folks there are unhappy he even wrote it.

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Interesting Times  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:27:22pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:27:45pm

Is Arpaio a real possibility for being nominated fir Senate? I don’t even know anymore after Trump and Moore.

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:28:05pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:28:41pm

re: #83 Interesting Times

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Shorter Hannity:
I am a Trump admin toady and nothing Trump does would stop me from kissing his ass.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:29:44pm

re: #85 Nyet

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Yeah it’s a total lie. That’s why the Nazis covered it up and tried to deny responsibility. Holocaust deniers are scum.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:29:45pm

re: #76 dangerman

guy wants to be a senator
neither he nor his “staff” could find out what anyone with a phone could in 2 minutes. - less if they dont have fat thumbs like i do

he wants to run for senator, great way to keep his name in the spotlight and to grift

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:29:52pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:32:51pm

re: #85 Nyet

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:33:32pm

I wonder if someones lawyer got a phone call this week

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:34:25pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:34:29pm

re: #89 JordanRules

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She wouldn’t know the clenched fist of truth if it swatted her on the clenched buttocks of partisanship.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:34:30pm

re: #89 JordanRules

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Me thinks Dana is scared about Mueller finding the truth about the NRA and Russia.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:34:38pm

re: #89 JordanRules

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Sir John Barron  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:35:17pm

re: #89 JordanRules

“assassinate real news….”

Me thinks these gun folks are just a wee bit violentee.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:36:04pm

The NRA fucking sucks. Bigoted kooks who run interference for greedy bigoted kooks.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:37:51pm
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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:39:09pm

re: #9 EPR-radar

Sean Hannity is a miracle of modern biology. He lives in Trump’s ass 24/7 and somehow manages to appear on Fox News without his living arrangements being grossly apparent on camera.

I think he was the model for The Ass Clown.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:40:20pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:41:54pm

re: #98 Stanley Sea

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Waaah, the mean BBC portrayed me as a Trump ass kisser.

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:43:39pm

re: #80 Charles Johnson

Don’t believe him. He knows what the American Free Press does. He didn’t need to Google anything. He’s been running in these circles for decades.

sure, i know that.

he’s either a liar or stupid.
since he’s eliminated liar with his “excuse”….

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scottslemmons  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:44:08pm

re: #98 Stanley Sea

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What is it with Trump worshipers that makes them so prone to self-owning themselves?

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:44:28pm
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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:44:51pm

re: #82 MsJ

Not all of RedState buys into the author of that post’s premise. Lots of folks there are unhappy he even wrote it.

…doesnt ….fit…world…view…have…to…suppress

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:45:12pm

re: #103 scottslemmons

What is it with Trump worshipers that makes them so prone to self-owning themselves?

They’re too stupid to see it coming. They think they’re setting up to make a completely devastating point, but they don’t even understand the point they’re making, let alone see the self-own coming.

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:47:03pm

I think it’s starting to sink in that the memo was a stupid move.

Here’s Gaetz, trying to distance Nunes himself from the memo. Unreal.

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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:47:13pm

And the buck passing begins…

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:48:15pm

re: #108 Kragar

And the buck passing begins…

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10 seconds!

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majii  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:48:28pm

re: #100 Stanley Sea

Re: Amber Athey

Some people only hear/read only what they want to hear/read. This is how they end up getting owned and embarrassing themselves on social media.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:48:43pm

re: #100 Stanley Sea

Daily Caller columnist. She’s one of the people spinning that alternate reality.

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:48:59pm

I know who wrote the memo.
That guy who was bringing coffee.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:49:23pm

What?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:49:59pm

re: #107 makeitstop

I think it’s starting to sink in that the memo was a stupid move.

Here’s Gaetz, trying to distance Nunes himself from the memo. Unreal.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:50:40pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:50:47pm

re: #113 MsJ

What?

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You don’t remember the “slenderman” attempted murder? It was amazing that their victim survived.

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majii  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:50:49pm

re: #101 HappyWarrior

“Waaah, the mean BBC portrayed me as a Trump ass kisser.”

Piers Morgan is too stupid to realize that the cartoon isn’t about sex. He’s not too bright, is he?

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:51:23pm

“Democrats are the only ones who read the memo. Why didn’t they block its release?”

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:52:23pm

re: #85 Nyet

Worked for Kirk.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:52:32pm

re: #117 majii

“Waaah, the mean BBC portrayed me as a Trump ass kisser.”

Piers Morgan is too stupid to realize that the cartoon isn’t about sex. He’s not too bright, is he?

besides, it was entirely consensual

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:52:40pm

Does anyone have a link with a dumbed down but accurate and up to date description of the situation around this memo?

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:52:42pm

re: #108 Kragar

And the buck passing begins…

.@mattgaetz just said on CNN that “Devin Nunes didn’t write this memo. His staff did.”

nunes has actually been home with the flu for the last few weeks

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Sir John Barron  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:53:24pm

re: #117 majii

“Waaah, the mean BBC portrayed me as a Trump ass kisser.”

Piers Morgan is too stupid to realize that the cartoon isn’t about sex. He’s not too bright, is he?

Everybody is self-owning today, and by everybody I mean RWNJ and other flackies.

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VegasGolfer  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:53:25pm

re: #113 MsJ

Trump country

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:53:47pm

re: #120 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

besides, it was entirely consensual

Stole that.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:54:38pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:56:21pm

re: #126 bill d. (b.d.)

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During a water-balloon skirmish at a hotel in St. Louis many years ago, we drew a “U” on a balloon and said it was the “urine balloon”. It was a weapon so terrible it could never be used, and put an end to the battle.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:57:29pm

re: #127 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

During a water-balloon skirmish at a hotel in St. Louis many years ago, we drew a “U” on a balloon and said it was the “urine balloon”. It was a weapon so terrible it could never be used, and put an end to the battle.

So deterrence theory works with water balloons. Lesson learned.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 12:59:50pm

Oh my god. More Friday idiocy in service to flipping democracy the bird.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:00:03pm

Nunes memo = a nothingburger with a side of LOL.

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danarchy  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:00:34pm

re: #100 Stanley Sea

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at the expense of possibly supporting a rwnj Free Beacon’s Statement on this is:

All of the work that Fusion GPS provided to the Free Beacon was based on public sources, and none of the work product that the Free Beacon received appears in the Steele dossier. The Free Beacon had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steele. Nor did we have any knowledge of the relationship between Fusion GPS and the Democratic National Committee, Perkins Coie, and the Clinton campaign.

Just because they hired a company to do one thing doesn’t mean they are responsible for everything that company does afterwards.

* Caveat: This is the Free Beacon so their statement may be total BS like most of their reporting

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:01:31pm

re: #129 JordanRules

Oh my god. More Friday idiocy in service to flipping democracy the bird.

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They’re getting more blatant with their contemptuous attitude towards the law.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:01:34pm

re: #129 JordanRules

Oh my god. More Friday idiocy in service to flipping democracy the bird.

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If at first you don’t succeed, kick somebody out and try again.

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:01:42pm

re: #127 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

During a water-balloon skirmish at a hotel in St. Louis many years ago, we drew a “U” on a balloon and said it was the “urine balloon”. It was a weapon so terrible it could never be used, and put an end to the battle.

soon both sides started programs to amass “U” designated balloons
faster and faster they had to have more than the other side
as a deterrent, only as a deterrent
no one would throw the first, but by god they’d throw the last and still be standing
pee drenched, yeah. and triumphant as the survivors

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:02:07pm

re: #129 JordanRules

Oh my god. More Friday idiocy in service to flipping democracy the bird.

“We don’t like the constitution and you can’t make us follow it.”

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:03:03pm

the memo is the canard in the coal mine foreshadowing fascism

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:03:06pm

re: #129 JordanRules

Oh my god. More Friday idiocy in service to flipping democracy the bird.

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garzooma  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:03:43pm

re: #121 Nyet

Does anyone have a link with a dumbed down but accurate and up to date description of the situation around this memo?

Accurate and up to date is a tall order. You might try this from TPM:
5 Points On How The Nunes Memo Is Basically One Big Self-Own

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:05:15pm

re: #129 JordanRules

saying he has made previous public statements indicating his opposition to gerrymandering

gerrymandering is now a positive moral good??

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:06:02pm

re: #129 JordanRules

Oh my god. More Friday idiocy in service to flipping democracy the bird.

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“Clearly biased, because they ruled against us.”

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:07:26pm

re: #139 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

gerrymandering is now a positive moral good??

You have to agree with Republicans.

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KingKenrod  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:07:43pm

re: #129 JordanRules

Oh my god. More Friday idiocy in service to flipping democracy the bird.

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This isn’t going to work, they are desperately trying to delay the redraw so that it can’t be done before the election.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:08:44pm

The GOP knew the memo is a nothingburger and that’s why they dropped it on a Friday afternoon before Super Bowl weekend where it all will be forgotten in 24 hours.

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KingKenrod  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:09:14pm

Dow closes down 666 points.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:10:08pm

re: #143 Dr. Matt

The GOP knew the memo is a nothingburger and that’s why they dropped it on a Friday afternoon before Super Bowl weekend where it all will be forgotten in 24 hours.

They dropped it pretty early, and many of us don’t care about any bowl that doesn’t have either soup or weed in it.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:10:22pm

What time does Trump tee off tomorrow?

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majii  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:10:53pm

re: #130 Dr. Matt

“Nunes memo = a nothingburger with a side of LOL.”

The House GOPers and Trump own this fail, and nothing they can now say/do changes anything. They promised chocolat but delivered a yuge steaming pile of sh*t.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:11:10pm

re: #144 KingKenrod

Dow closes down 666 points.

More winning with: Bitcoin has lost more than $72 billion in value since the beginning of 2018

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:11:21pm

Memo-ries, light the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored Memo-ries of the way we were

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:11:25pm

re: #143 Dr. Matt

The GOP knew the memo is a nothingburger and that’s why they dropped it on a Friday afternoon before Super Bowl weekend where it all will be forgotten in 24 hours.

And in the process, stepped all over the >200K January job gain story.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:11:46pm

re: #108 Kragar

And the buck passing begins…

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And tomorrow - or rather, Monday - Nunes’ erstwhile staffers will be given the ax.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:12:06pm

re: #144 KingKenrod

Dow closes down 666 points.

The hell you say!

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:12:43pm

re: #153 Blind Frog Belly White

The hell you say!

The number market of the Beast!!

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Sir John Barron  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:13:47pm

re: #129 JordanRules

Oh my god. More Friday idiocy in service to flipping democracy the bird.

“You’re out of order, he’s out of order, everyone’s out of order!”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:13:47pm

re: #147 GlutenFreeJesus

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What time does Trump tee off tomorrow?

“My market drops are MUCH bigger than Obama’s!! YOOGE drops! Drops the likes of which the world has never seen!”

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:14:06pm
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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:14:20pm

OK, so the memo was thought by the wingnuts to be a silver bullet, but now is not, rather the opposite? Am I getting this right? I’ve read the TP piece above.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:14:30pm

re: #151 Blind Frog Belly White

And in the process, stepped all over the >200K January job gain story.

Which is a fairly typical number of jobs gained over the last six years; nothing special at all.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:14:33pm

re: #151 Blind Frog Belly White

And in the process, stepped all over the >200K January job gain story.

The jobs numbers are all fake news anyway. Candidate Trump told us that again and again.

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:15:48pm

re: #156 Blind Frog Belly White

“My market drops are MUCH bigger than Obama’s!! YOOGE drops! Drops the likes of which the world has never seen!”

“The economy is doing so well that all of you were able to take money out and profit from your prudent investment. Well done. MAGA!”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:16:33pm

re: #146 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

They dropped it pretty early, and many of us don’t care about any bowl that doesn’t have either soup or weed in it.

Soup. Boy, would I LOVE a big bowl of Portugese kale and potato soup. I’ve been sick all week.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:16:37pm

Damn LO!

I’m sure he’ll be proven right tonight!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:16:52pm

re: #149 Dr. Matt

More winning with: Bitcoin has lost more than $72 billion in value since the beginning of 2018

Theoretical value. No one was ever going to be able to convert billions in bitcoins to real currency.

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:17:11pm

re: #103 scottslemmons

What is it with Trump worshipers that makes them so prone to self-owning themselves?

Brain damage caused by watching too much Fox News and listening to Rush Limbaugh.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:17:33pm
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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:18:22pm
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majii  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:18:35pm

re: #158 Nyet

“OK, so the memo was thought by the wingnuts to be a silver bullet, but now is not, rather the opposite? Am I getting this right? I’ve read the TP piece above.”

You’re ab-so-fricking-lutely correct.

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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:18:36pm
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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:20:10pm

re: #155 Sir John Barron

“You’re out of order, he’s out of order, everyone’s out of order!”

that’s a nice old reference

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:20:17pm

re: #167 jaunte

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:22:46pm

re: #116 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

You don’t remember the “slenderman” attempted murder? It was amazing that their victim survived.

Not at all. I also don’t know what a Slenderman is.

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:22:47pm

re: #168 majii

OK, but what is the reason? I mean, simply being BS is not enough for the wingnuts to drop any claim. What exactly happened that even they (seemingly?) try to distance themselves?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:22:58pm
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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:23:41pm

re: #172 MsJ

Not at all. I also don’t know what a Slenderman is.

It’s a bit of an internet folklore, there are games about him and such.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:24:47pm

re: #164 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Theoretical value. No one was ever going to be able to convert billions in bitcoins to real currency.

There are at least three Bitcoin ATM machines here in Ostrava that will convert your Bitcoin wallet into Czech crowns (or Euro or Dollars, if you so choose).

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Sir John Barron  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:25:06pm

re: #167 jaunte

Another RINO, see how deep the deep state is folks?

///

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:25:08pm

re: #124 VegasGolfer

Trump country

Waukesha? Really? That’s surprising.

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blueraven  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:25:09pm

re: #131 danarchy

at the expense of possibly supporting a rwnj Free Beacon’s Statement on this is:

Just because they hired a company to do one thing doesn’t mean they are responsible for everything that company does afterwards.

* Caveat: This is the Free Beacon so their statement may be total BS like most of their reporting

Wouldn’t the same apply to Clinton/DNC?

All of them paid for oppo research. You never can tell what may come up.

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:25:24pm

re: #158 Nyet

OK, so the memo was thought by the wingnuts to be a silver bullet, but now is not, rather the opposite? Am I getting this right? I’ve read the TP piece above.

They over-sold and under-delivered. I believe the repulsive Steve King called it ‘the biggest scandal in US history’ yesterday.

Kinda hard to live up to that kind of hype, even if there was anything newsworthy in it.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:25:35pm

Scooter Michael T
@ScooterMichaelT
Classical Libertarian Trumpism

What?

His timeline is a stream of hate directed at “hateful” white liberals.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:26:04pm

re: #172 MsJ

Not at all. I also don’t know what a Slenderman is.

It’s a meme - it started off as a creepypasta thing and took on a life of its own. Here’s the photo that started it all.

vignette.wikia.nocookie.net

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:27:22pm

re: #171 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Maybe because of the RNC emails that the Russians held onto when they leaked the DNC emails. The whole party is behaving as if it’s been compromised.

I’ve always thought they didn’t hold on to them, but instead gave them to Trump.

Putin’s not doing the blackmailing here. Trump is.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:27:26pm

re: #176 Dr Lizardo

There are at least three Bitcoin ATM machines here in Ostrava that will convert your Bitcoin wallet into Czech crowns (or Euro or Dollars, if you so choose).

We have some here too, though you can’t get crowns or euros, but you can’t convert millions of dollars worth, much less billions. Selling them off would cause a crash.

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Interesting Times  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:27:45pm

re: #180 makeitstop

They over-sold and under-delivered. I believe the repulsive Steve King called it ‘the biggest scandal in US history’ yesterday.

Kinda hard to live up to that kind of hype, even if there was anything newsworthy in it.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:30:20pm

re: #184 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

We have some here too, though you can’t get crowns or euros, but you can’t convert millions of dollars worth, much less billions. Selling them off would cause a crash.

Yeah. I can usually tell when Bitcoin isn’t doing so well - there’s a line of Czech hipsters waiting at the machine, checking their smartphones, LOL.

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Citizen K  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:30:40pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:30:59pm

re: #164 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Theoretical value. No one was ever going to be able to convert billions in bitcoins to real currency.

Psssst!!! Wanna buy some tulip bulbs? I’ll take internet stocks, Mortgage backed securities, or Bitcoin

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:32:33pm

re: #187 Citizen K

The GOP is desperate - the whiff of flopsweat is becoming increasingly pungent.

If the GOP loses on gerrymandering, they’re in truly deep shit……and they know it.

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garzooma  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:34:36pm

re: #139 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

gerrymandering is now a positive moral good??

I’ve heard people justifying gerrymandering as “the other side does it too” (which is true enough). But I’ve never heard of anyone saying it’s actually a good thing.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:34:54pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:35:16pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:35:44pm

re: #188 Blind Frog Belly White

Psssst!!! Wanna buy some tulip bulbs? I’ll take internet stocks, Mortgage backed securities, or Bitcoin

Tulips are prettier than bitcoins, but you can’t buy drugs and prostitutes with them, you can’t gamble with them, and you can’t use them to smuggle money out of China, so bitcoin is still potentially more valuable than tulips. It might crash completely if replaced with another alt-coin, but this is likely just a market correction rather than the end.

There’s probably still money to be made for anyone who correctly guesses where the bottom of this dip is.

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AaronFromToronto  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:35:54pm

There is a nonzero chance that “without reading it” means “he has been trying to read it for the last two weeks but can’t finish it because there are no pictures and the sentences are too long.”

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Interesting Times  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:35:59pm

Truth:

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:37:42pm

re: #191 Charles Johnson

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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:37:46pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:38:23pm

Fuck, man, does the universe just have a grudge against me that it’s working out? The Nunes dud drops today, the first day in frakin’ forever that I’ve worked the day shift. These jokers couldn’t even get a Friday Afternoon News Dump right!

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:38:40pm

re: #144 KingKenrod

Dow closes down 666 points.

The devil you say.

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:39:34pm

re: #190 garzooma

I’ve heard people justifying gerrymandering as “the other side does it too” (which is true enough). But I’ve never heard of anyone saying it’s actually a good thing.

The guy Trump wants in charge of the Census has written a book stating that gerrymandering is a good thing because the representative can better represent his/her constituents. I kid you not.

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nowherenorth2  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:39:51pm

re: #199 MsJ

Hail satan

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:40:53pm

re: #201 nowherenorth2

Hail satan

Hail Satin.

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Citizen K  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:41:00pm

re: #200 Belafon

I….what.

A representative should represent his district. A district should not represent its representative. What backwards-ass bullshit is this?

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plansbandc  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:41:14pm

May this day be the true beginning of the end for the orange bag o’shit. It feels like it might be.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:41:46pm

re: #202 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Hail Satin.

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Ah. The AF1 uniform.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:43:03pm
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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:43:20pm
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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:43:55pm

re: #158 Nyet

OK, so the memo was thought by the wingnuts to be a silver bullet, but now is not, rather the opposite? Am I getting this right? I’ve read the TP piece above.

Jennifer Rubin’s article is pretty thorough and concludes:

In short, other than the memo confirming that Nunes and Trump are collectively out to discredit the intelligence community and to thereby impede the investigation into the president’s alleged wrongdoing, I cannot for the life of me figure out what this proves. The media, if forthright, will explain that to Americans who must by this time be very, very confused as to why Nunes and Trump have rejected the advice of top officials who said release of the memo compromises classified information.

This appears to be the second time (the first in the Oval Office with Russian officials) that Trump has handed the Russians classified material. If Trump is not a Russian agent, he surely is acting as effectively as one.

washingtonpost.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:44:13pm

re: #201 nowherenorth2

Hail satan

Hail Stan!

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:45:33pm

re: #182 Dr Lizardo

It’s a meme - it started off as a creepypasta thing and took on a life of its own. Here’s the photo that started it all.

vignette.wikia.nocookie.net

I must be old coz all I see is pissed off children of the corn.

Imma gonna Google it. Maybe them I’ll get it (likely not… Kids there’s days. Pffffft. 🤔 )

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:46:36pm

re: #210 MsJ

I must be old coz all I see is pissed off children of the corn.

Imma gonna Google it. Maybe them I’ll get it (likely not… Kids there’s days. Pffffft. 🤔 )

The Wikipedia entry is pretty comprehensive as to the meme’s origins and cultural impact.

en.wikipedia.org

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:47:54pm

re: #187 Citizen K

Great, so all conservative judges are disqualified from ruling on abortion.

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:48:18pm

re: #211 Dr Lizardo

The Wikipedia entry is pretty comprehensive as to the meme’s origins and cultural impact.

en.wikipedia.org

A movie comes out this year.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:48:50pm
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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:49:12pm

re: #208 BeachDem

It says something about Rubin that it took Trump to bring her to a semblance of sanity ;)

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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:50:21pm
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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:50:49pm

re: #202 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Hail Satin.

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Oooh! Shiny!!

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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:51:11pm

Julian is yelling at the clouds now….

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lawhawk  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:51:13pm
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Dr Lizardo  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:51:27pm

Gonna call it a day. Have a good one Lizards.

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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:52:10pm

re: #215 Nyet

It says something about Rubin that it took Trump to bring her to a semblance of sanity ;)

I know—I am amazed every day. And she is not only an anti-Trumper, but has many harsh words for the GOP and its minions. (Now, once Mitt declares for the Senate, she might backslide, because I believe she sees him as her true soulmate, but we shall see…)

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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:52:26pm
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Targetpractice  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:54:11pm

re: #219 lawhawk

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A partisan memo released to the public while the opposition memo was kept classified in by the majority in a nakedly partisan vote…should be investigated by a nonpartisan commission?

Unless Alan is suggesting that Nunes and those involved in the creation of the memo be investigated, he is (once again) talking out of his ass.

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blueraven  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:54:57pm

re: #218 Dave In Austin

Julian is yelling at the clouds now….

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parody account

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:55:09pm

re: #121 Nyet

Does anyone have a link with a dumbed down but accurate and up to date description of the situation around this memo?

Sergy, I posted this video from last night’s Ari Melber The Beat show. It is all of the information you need to have a good feel for the entire background of Carter Page, the FISA court process and what the Republicans hoped to achieve with the memo.

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz Defends Holocaust Denier Chuck C. Johnson, Denies He’s a Holocaust Denier - Comment #295

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:56:50pm

Thread!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:57:50pm

re: #214 Ace-o-aces

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Or “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

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stpaulbear  Feb 2, 2018 • 1:59:24pm

I hope we’re not going to get too gleeful about the stock market loss because ‘Trump’.

I also hope that we’re not going to panic our way into a full blown panic selloff. We can’t afford to be stupid right now.

There’s a good chance that some of the loss will be made up on Monday (at least that’s my prediction).

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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:00:01pm

Conservative emailers still convinced the MEMO is HUGE.

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VegasGolfer  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:00:07pm

re: #178 MsJ

Wisconsin went for trump.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:00:26pm

re: #223 Targetpractice

A partisan memo released to the public while the opposition memo was kept classified in by the majority in a nakedly partisan vote…should be investigated by a nonpartisan commission?

Unless Alan is suggesting that Nunes and those involved in the creation of the memo be investigated, he is (once again) talking out of his ass.

“Nonpartisan Commission” = Only Republicans. Dems are biased.

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:01:02pm

re: #147 GlutenFreeJesus

[Embedded content]

What time does Trump tee off tomorrow?

Biggest DOW weekly point setback in 9 years.

Hmmm. What was different in those other 8?

I’m trying to put my finger on it…

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:01:27pm

re: #228 stpaulbear

I hope we’re not going to get too gleeful about the stock market loss because ‘Trump’.

I also hope that we’re not going to panic our way into a full blown panic selloff. We can’t afford to be stupid right now.

There’s a good chance that some of the loss will be made up on Monday (at least that’s my prediction).

Nope. I, like others, are mocking Trump for his “look at how high it goes.” What about now that it’s fallen.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:02:28pm
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blueraven  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:02:33pm

re: #228 stpaulbear

I hope we’re not going to get too gleeful about the stock market loss because ‘Trump’.

I also hope that we’re not going to panic our way into a full blown panic selloff. We can’t afford to be stupid right now.

There’s a good chance that some of the loss will be made up on Monday (at least that’s my prediction).

Not gleeful at all here. We have 401K…I want it to keep growing.

I will point out the folly of Trump’s claim that stock market rise is all about him. Live by the sword…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:02:35pm

re: #228 stpaulbear

I hope we’re not going to get too gleeful about the stock market loss because ‘Trump’.

I also hope that we’re not going to panic our way into a full blown panic selloff. We can’t afford to be stupid right now.

There’s a good chance that some of the loss will be made up on Monday (at least that’s my prediction).

Nah. More just remembering what Kai Ryssdal says all the time - “The stock market is not the economy” and “What goes up will also go down”, because Trump has made such a big deal of the rise.

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majii  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:03:53pm

re: #203 Citizen K

“A representative should represent his district. A district should not represent its representative. What backwards-ass bullshit is this?”

I call it the type of BS that says, “If you can’t beat them, if necessary, cheat to win.”

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:06:10pm

re: #211 Dr Lizardo

The Wikipedia entry is pretty comprehensive as to the meme’s origins and cultural impact.

en.wikipedia.org

Ya lean something new every day.

I’m sorry that was my new learning today. 😂

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:06:55pm

WTF?

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:08:01pm

re: #238 MsJ

I think bits like this are pretty neat (well, the whole murder thing excepted).

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:08:34pm

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Targetpractice  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:10:45pm

re: #239 DodgerFan1988

WTF?

[Embedded content]

Steele’s been nursing a grudge against his party since he got replaced by Rinsed Prius despite leading the party to the largest wave election in a generation.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:10:56pm

re: #230 VegasGolfer

Wisconsin went for trump.

Barely.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:12:19pm

re: #242 Targetpractice

Steele’s been nursing a grudge against his party since he got replaced by Rinsed Prius despite leading the party to the largest wave election in a generation.

He couldn’t be the face of the party that chose to double down on racism after 2012.

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stpaulbear  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:12:41pm

re: #235 blueraven

Not gleeful at all here. We have 401K…I want it to keep growing.

I will point out the folly of Trump’s claim that stock market rise is all about him. Live by the sword…

Yep. I’m about 17 months away from retirement and I don’t want my meager 401k to vaporize. When my dad passed away, I put a $17k inheritance into my 401k right before the market crashed at the end of Bush43.

I’m lucky that I’m a government employee so I will be getting a small pension although if we replace Dayton with a republican governor that will most likely vaporize. Republicans just seem to delight in destroying people’s lives.

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S'latch  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:13:24pm

Everyone who has commented about the “Nunes Memo” so far has seemed to overlook this nugget!

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:13:45pm

re: #203 Citizen K

I….what.

A representative should represent his district. A district should not represent its representative. What backwards-ass bullshit is this?

they forget who they work for
and it’s not only their district or state
when they come to washington they are part of one chamber of a single body whose job is to represent the entire country

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Targetpractice  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:14:22pm

re: #246 S’latch

Everyone who has commented about the “Nunes Memo” so far has seemed to overlook this nugget!

[Embedded content]

That’s gotta be fake.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:16:17pm

re: #226 JordanRules

Thread!

This brings up an interesting thought.

What if this was Nunes intent all along; to out an American aseset? It’s pretty obvious Nunes is compromised.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:16:56pm

re: #243 MsJ

Close enough for some shenanigans.

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:19:19pm

re: #221 BeachDem

I know—I am amazed every day. And she is not only an anti-Trumper, but has many harsh words for the GOP and its minions. (Now, once Mitt declares for the Senate, she might backslide, because I believe she sees him as her true soulmate, but we shall see…)

I think Jennifer sees the old Republican party she was a member of in the 70s is dying fast. Sure she lapped up Ronnie and the Two Georges, and Newty, Johnny B, and all the players as heros of the right cause.

But I think she realizes it has come to create Trump and the mess she sees now and she is trying to help by pointing out the truth. This isn’t her party…but it is the Republican party. She will never say it either, pride and all. But she is intelligent, so I think it eats at her. Same with Steve Schmidt, Nicole Wallace and many others.

I’m think she (and all of them with a brain) is also learning how she was a part of how this happened and maybe this is her way to work it out. I don’t know if she will come to the conclusion her party is not coming back unless it is completely defeated, purged and stripped down. But it should come to her if she thinks it through.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:19:43pm

re: #249 MsJ

That was my 1st thought after reading this!

And then there’s this…

I don’t know…
What comes next may be telling.

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Targetpractice  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:24:09pm

So far, the only things that wingnuts can seem to take from this “bombshell” is that the judge wasn’t informed about Fusion GPS receiving funding from Dems and the wording that insists McCabe said the FISA warrants could not have been obtained without the “Dossier.”

The memo that supposedly was going to blow open the whole Russia investigation as a farce has instead shown just how desperate the GOP has become to protect their party from dealing with a president fighting criminal indictment. If their hope was that this would turn public will towards firing Rosenstein, then they have seriously missed the target.

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:28:34pm

re: #253 Targetpractice

So far, the only things that wingnuts can seem to take from this “bombshell” is that the judge wasn’t informed about Fusion GPS receiving funding from Dems and the wording that insists McCabe said the FISA warrants could not have been obtained without the “Dossier.”

The memo that supposedly was going to blow open the whole Russia investigation as a farce has instead shown just how desperate the GOP has become to protect their party from dealing with a president fighting criminal indictment. If their hope was that this would turn public will towards firing Rosenstein, then they have seriously missed the target.

4th down, hail mary pass, short clock, no time outs left. and it didnt work.
hoping for a fumble is not “strategy” (and mueller dont fumble anyway)

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:30:23pm

re: #252 JordanRules

That was my 1st thought after reading this!

And then there’s this…

[Embedded content]

I don’t know…
What comes next may be telling.

That was… Weird.

How long ago was that? Months, right? How did he know that? He seems happy about it.

This has to tie into why Dems were so intent on this not going out. I’ve been trying to figure that out all day. I saw nothing. But there is obviously something there that I’m not getting. This would explain it.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:31:28pm

re: #228 stpaulbear

I hope we’re not going to get too gleeful about the stock market loss because ‘Trump’.

I also hope that we’re not going to panic our way into a full blown panic selloff. We can’t afford to be stupid right now.

There’s a good chance that some of the loss will be made up on Monday (at least that’s my prediction).

The stock market will do whatever the hell it wants to do whether or not it makes me happy .

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:33:34pm

re: #255 MsJ

That was… Weird.

How long ago was that? Months, right? How did he know that? He seems happy about it.

This has to tie into why Dems were so intent on this not going out. I’ve been trying to figure that out all day. I saw nothing. But there is obviously something there that I’m not getting. This would explain it.

The Dems didn’t want it out without rebuttal. The FBI and DOJ didn’t want it out because as they said, there are material omissions that leave misleading impressions.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:36:06pm

re: #256 Skip Intro

Indeed. It’s kind of an asshole like that.

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majii  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:36:37pm

re: #210 MsJ

RE: Slenderman

I’ve been following this incident for some time now. As I understand it, the three girls were best friends. For some unknown reason, two of the girls began to feel they were receiving a special message from Slender Man that told them they had to kill the third friend, so they lured her to a secluded area and began stabbing her. The child managed to crawl to a road where she was discovered by a cyclist that called 911, which saved her life. It’s also been mentioned in the media that mental illness may have played a role in these girls’ buying into the Slender Man fantasy.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:37:00pm

re: #249 MsJ

This brings up an interesting thought.

[Embedded content]

What if this was Nunes intent all along; to out an American aseset? It’s pretty obvious Nunes is compromised.

Carter Page, an asset? He is totally unhinged. Do you really think anyone could actually control him?

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:37:50pm

re: #239 DodgerFan1988

WTF?

[Embedded content]

Steele is saying The Onion is pissed because the Nunes Document is just like something they would write comedically. Like the Onion could (should) have written the Memo. Intellectual property.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:41:06pm

re: #257 Blind Frog Belly White

The Dems didn’t want it out without rebuttal. The FBI and DOJ didn’t want it out because as they said, there are material omissions that leave misleading impressions.

I know. But this memo was basically vaporware. They admitted that the FISA warrant was not due to the dossier. It’s stated right in the memo. This was a 3rd rate attempt.

The fire from Dems was more than just wanting a rebuttal. They were too insistent over a rebuttal to a big nothing burger (IMHO) and that’s what I’ve been wondering about.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:42:10pm

re: #262 MsJ

It’s horrible precedent too.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:43:15pm

re: #260 Hecuba’s daughter

Carter Page, an asset? He is totally unhinged. Do you really think anyone could actually control him?

I honestly have no idea. Wouldn’t someone who’s seemingly an idiot be a great asset?

To me, the Dem reaction doesn’t match the content.

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:43:34pm

re: #252 JordanRules

That was my 1st thought after reading this!

And then there’s this…

[Embedded content]

I don’t know…
What comes next may be telling.

Ari played that Carter interview last night and talked with Chris Hayes who did the interview. I was taken with that foreknowledge too.

I still seem him as a real plot turner. Some of the best authors, playwrights, and script writers would have a tough time creating Carter Page.

The Red Hat is magic.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:43:56pm

re: #209 Blind Frog Belly White

Hail Stan!

“Dear Mr. I’m too-busy-to-read-a-memo…”

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:45:21pm

re: #209 Blind Frog Belly White

Hail Stan!

Hail statins!

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:45:25pm

re: #262 MsJ

I know. But this memo was basically vaporware. They admitted that the FISA warrant was not due to the dossier. It’s stated right in the memo. This was a 3rd rate attempt.

The fire from Dems was more than just wanting a rebuttal. They were too insistent over a rebuttal to a big nothing burger (IMHO) and that’s what I’ve been wondering about.

as im coming to understand, its not the content of the memo. its whether its release gives trump a tool to use to fire Rosenstein and attack the investigation

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:45:25pm

re: #260 Hecuba’s daughter

If he was working for the Russians and we turned him, that’s one way he could be an asset. There are all kinds of weird ones out there I’m sure.

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gocart mozart  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:47:55pm

re: #218 Dave In Austin

Parody Julian

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whitebeach  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:48:27pm

I’m out of ketchup, mustard, and mayo. No lettuce, tomato, or onion. Forgot to buy buns. The ground beef had turned bad and I threw it out yesterday.

Think I’ll write a great big Nunes memo for dinner.

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:48:40pm

re: #266 Eclectic Cyborg

“Dear Mr. I’m too-busy-to-read-a-memo…”

Upding for the Eminem ref.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:49:52pm

re: #268 dangerman

as im coming to understand, its not the content of the memo. its whether its release gives trump a tool to use to fire Rosenstein and attack the investigation

But it doesn’t. And Dems read it.

I know all the reasons. But they don’t make sense (except for precedence. That’s the only one makes sense to me.)

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majii  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:50:24pm

re: #244 Blind Frog Belly White

“He couldn’t be the face of the party that chose to double down on racism after 2012.”

He is. He knows what he did and why he did, and so do most sane ”woke” Americans, including us [Black Americans.] No matter how much he tries to redeem himself, he’s wasting his time. He knew what he did was wrong when he did it, and so do most Americans. I read earlier today that almost 90% of Black Americans feel/think that Trump is racist toward Black Americans. Michael Steele’s tenure as RNC chairman helped lead to the rise of Trump—-something I will never forget. He keeps talking, but I’m not buying his new shtick. I expect him to revert to his former self any minute, if the money is right.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:53:17pm

Cryptocurrency Markets Tumble Following India Finance Minister Speech (Tom’s Hardware)

What’s behind the crash?
So, why is this happening? Well, it is likely that the government of India kicked off an inadvertent panic sale. India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on Thursday announced that India “does not consider crypto-currencies legal tender or coin and will take all measures to eliminate the use of these cryptoassets in financing illegitimate activities or as part of the payment system.”

Things will get interesting if a cryptocurrency drops to the point that it costs more to mine than it’s worth.

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:53:40pm

re: #262 MsJ

I know. But this memo was basically vaporware. They admitted that the FISA warrant was not due to the dossier. It’s stated right in the memo. This was a 3rd rate attempt.

The fire from Dems was more than just wanting a rebuttal. They were too insistent over a rebuttal to a big nothing burger (IMHO) and that’s what I’ve been wondering about.

I just had the misfortune of watching Chuck Todd interview Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows. They are far from giving up the charade and admitting it is a nunesburger. They are selling it is convincing. The dossier cancels out so much…enough that we need an investigation of the FBI and the Mueller investigation. And then they will fog all that up.

The Dems were going to try to counter that right off for this very reason. That is why they wanted to get their own memo out.

No spiking the ball now. It is much too early and crazy for that. Everyone needs to keep the heat on and pound the facts. It is a fight for the truth and we know how they want it written.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:54:50pm

The Humane Society douchebag resigned.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:56:34pm

re: #274 majii

“He couldn’t be the face of the party that chose to double down on racism after 2012.”

He is. He knows what he did and why he did, and so do most sane ”woke” Americans, including us [Black Americans.] No matter how much he tries to redeem himself, he’s wasting his time. He knew what he did was wrong when he did it, and so do most Americans. I read earlier today that almost 90% of Black Americans feel/think that Trump is racist toward Black Americans. Michael Steele’s tenure as RNC chairman helped lead to the rise of Trump—-something I will never forget. He keeps talking, but I’m not buying his new shtick. I expect him to revert to his former self any minute, if the money is right.

Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt, too. Both were Palin “handlers” or whatever. Fuck both of them. Sorry not sorry.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:56:41pm

re: #242 Targetpractice

Steele’s been nursing a grudge against his party since he got replaced by Rinsed Prius despite leading the party to the largest wave election in a generation.

He represents the last (relatively) sane and realistic group of politicians to be in charge of the GOP before they went down the rabbit hole. He has nothing to lose by speaking out against it

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:58:10pm

re: #274 majii

“He couldn’t be the face of the party that chose to double down on racism after 2012.”

the party that chose blatant racism and xenophobia over dog whistles after 2012

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 2:58:58pm

re: #275 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Cryptocurrency Markets Tumble Following India Finance Minister Speech (Tom’s Hardware)

Things will get interesting if a cryptocurrency drops to the point that it costs more to mine than it’s worth.

that will never happen, but once people stop investing in it, its value in relationship to other currencies will have to decline

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:01:26pm

re: #248 Targetpractice

That’s gotta be fake.

Of course it’s fake. Russian hookers speak English with a Brooklyn accent.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:01:47pm

re: #72 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Vito says hi to Stormfront Joe Arpaio, back when he was attending and speaking at WN rallies (note the sourcing of the picture).

Joe and Friend
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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:02:04pm

re: #281 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:02:37pm

🤢🤮🙄 Let me repeat 🤢🤮🙄

I seen to remember you on Fox a few times, Nicole.

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:03:09pm

re: #273 MsJ

But it doesn’t. And Dems read it.

I know all the reasons. But they don’t make sense (except for precedence. That’s the only one makes sense to me.)

we’re looking for something that isnt there because we…think.

the memo is mostly vaporware as you say

watch Trump supporters use it to question the credibility of Mueller and the investigation. as the memo gains mythic properties, they’ll cite it as they support trump in whatever he does.

that’s the only point

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:03:34pm

re: #285 MsJ

🤢🤮🙄 Let me repeat 🤢🤮🙄

[Embedded content]

I seen to remember you on Fox a few times, Nicole.

Fox Nuze babes don’t wear glasses.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:05:48pm

re: #287 Skip Intro

Fox Nuze babes don’t wear glasses.

“Kennedy” Somebody does. She’s auditioning for “The Smart One” role.

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dangerman  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:06:54pm

cnbc

oops

The black unemployment rate of 7.7 percent last month was a jump up from the 6.8 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in December, which at the time was the lowest reported since 1972. December was the first time since then that the black unemployment rate fell below 7 percent.

President Donald Trump touted the December number during his State of the Union address earlier this week

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:06:56pm

re: #287 Skip Intro

Fox Nuze babes don’t wear glasses.

Haven’t you heard? Cute chicks with glasses are how you hook the next generation of suckers. Nerds are in, man.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:09:23pm

Of course the memo will stillre: #271 whitebeach

I’m out of ketchup, mustard, and mayo. No lettuce, tomato, or onion. Forgot to buy buns. The ground beef had turned bad and I threw it out yesterday.

Think I’ll write a great big Nunes memo for dinner.

You win the day. Gotta tweet that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:09:38pm

re: #289 dangerman

The black unemployment rate of 7.7 percent last month was a jump up from the 6.8 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in December, which at the time was the lowest reported since 1972. December was the first time since then that the black unemployment rate fell below 7 percent.

President Donald Trump touted the December number during his State of the Union address earlier this week

Clinton got away with redefining the word “is”, Trump can now redefine “was”.

/

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:11:13pm

What’s happening? I don’t understand.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:12:03pm

re: #288 Decatur Deb

Wasn’t that the 1990s?

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:12:56pm

I wonder if Sergey is still around?

Maybe he could tell us what page number in Putin’s Fuck With America Playbook I can find the template and implementation tactics used for doing The Memo ploy.

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:13:22pm

re: #293 Skip Intro

Was his account hacked?

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:13:39pm

re: #295 ObserverArt

p. 42

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:13:49pm

re: #294 Skip Intro

Wasn’t that the 1990s?

?? The one I’m thinking of still has a self-titled cable show, think it must be some flavor of Fox.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:14:26pm

re: #290 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Haven’t you heard? Cute chicks with glasses are how you hook the next generation of suckers. Nerds are in, man.

Two girls and a SE Cupp.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:15:02pm

re: #296 Nyet

Was his account hacked?

Scopalomine is a hell of a drug.

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The Major  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:15:06pm

re: #299 MsJ

Two girls and a SE Cupp.

GROAN…..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:15:09pm

re: #295 ObserverArt

I wonder if Sergey is still around?

Maybe he could tell us what page number in Putin’s Fuck With America Playbook I can find the template and implementation tactics used for doing The Memo ploy.

America is ripe to be fucked with: we have people who rely on social media for political news, media that treat social media phenomena as news and a culture of discourse that has been reduced to tweets and Internet memes.

They would be fools not to turn that their own advantage.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:15:31pm

re: #299 MsJ

Two girls and a SE Cupp.

That’s bad. But very good.

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The Major  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:15:33pm

re: #300 Decatur Deb

Scopalomine is a hell of a drug.

But it works well for vertigo….

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:15:59pm

re: #298 Decatur Deb

Yeah, Kennedy is on the Fox Business network.

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Unshaken Defiance  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:16:09pm

re: #302 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

America is ripe to be fucked with: we have people who rely on social media for political news, media that treat social media phenomena as news and a culture of discourse that has been reduced to tweets and Internet memes.

They would be fools not to turn that their own advantage.

True, but still payback will be a cold hearted bitch

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:16:14pm

re: #296 Nyet

Was his account hacked?

Walsh has been saying that for days. He’s pro IC.

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:16:16pm

re: #293 Skip Intro

What’s happening? I don’t understand.

[Embedded content]

That’s nasty. Maybe that asshole Twitter fight needs to go behind a private tag.

(But it is fun watching them all have to draw up sides)

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:17:14pm

re: #301 The Major

GROAN…..

Whaaaaat? 😜

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blueraven  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:19:05pm

Nunes being interviewed right now by Bret Baier on Fox News…My God he is dumb as a rock.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:19:16pm

re: #298 Decatur Deb

?? The one I’m thinking of still has a self-titled cable show, think it must be some flavor of Fox.

I’m thinking of the one from MTV but I guess they’re the same person. She’s kind of old for Fox. Maybe she’s dating Lou Dobbs.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:19:32pm

re: #310 blueraven

Nunes being interviewed right now by Bret Baier on Fox News…My God he is dumb as a rock.

Which one?

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:19:32pm

re: #310 blueraven

Nunes being interviewed right now by Bret Baier on Fox News…My God he is dumb as a rock.

Be more specific.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:19:37pm

re: #306 Unshaken Defiance

True, but still payback will be a cold hearted bitch

We will have to find tools and methods that work in their system. Remember how scared we were in the 50’s when we thought that they were winning the race for science and technology? They have overtaken us in media savvy.

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garzooma  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:20:32pm

re: #269 JordanRules

If he was working for the Russians and we turned him, that’s one way he could be an asset. There are all kinds of weird ones out there I’m sure.

But how does the Nunez Memo change anything? I’m not following.

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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:20:38pm
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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:22:06pm

Whoa!

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:22:09pm

re: #308 ObserverArt

When is Jr. going to get a real job? Not sure being a Twitter Fool has much of a career path.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:22:17pm

re: #269 JordanRules

If he was working for the Russians and we turned him, that’s one way he could be an asset. There are all kinds of weird ones out there I’m sure.

I can only guess that the spin will be that since HRC and the DNC had the Deep State to aid them, it was only fair play that DT and the RNC turned to the Russian State for help…

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:22:43pm

re: #311 Skip Intro

I’m thinking of the one from MTV but I guess they’re the same person. She’s kind of old for Fox. Maybe she’s dating Lou Dobbs.

Missed the MTV era. Was all watching Cyndi Lauper and suddenly had orders for 3 years in 7th Army.

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:24:31pm

re: #307 MsJ

At the very least he’s being consistent. If there’s one thing to respect about that douche, it may be that.

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meteor  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:24:49pm

re: #87 HappyWarrior

As far as I’m concerned, they should all be Baker Acted immediately.

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blueraven  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:24:50pm

re: #312 Skip Intro

re: #313 Decatur Deb

Well…let me just say that even with a “friendly interviewer”, Nunes is stumbling all over his story. He is not a competent witness for the prosecution.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:24:55pm

re: #320 Decatur Deb

Well that was back when they still played music videos.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:26:04pm

re: #324 Skip Intro

Well that was back when they still played music videos.

You mean like Scopitone, but on TV?

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:26:51pm

re: #323 blueraven

I’m surprised Fox didn’t let Nunes keep earpiece connected to his Russian handler for this. Somebody screwed up.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:27:47pm

re: #325 Decatur Deb

You mean like Scopitone, but on TV?

I had to look that up. How old are you anyway?

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:28:58pm

re: #327 Skip Intro

I had to look that up. How old are you anyway?

My first president was FDR. It’s been all downhill from there.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:29:39pm

re: #321 Nyet

At the very least he’s being consistent. If there’s one thing to respect about that douche, it may be that.

The only thing.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:31:44pm

re: #315 garzooma

That particular response was simply about noting that an asset can be valuable for a number of reasons and won’t always be a super spy.

As far as the big picture, it’s bad precedent and the thread I posted from Naveed, a former spy, starts to go into why it’s a NatSec issue, obviously in general terms.

Here’s a piece of it and an interesting comment:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:32:39pm

re: #328 Decatur Deb

My first president was FDR. It’s been all downhill from there.

My first president was Eisenhower and I can say much the same thing.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:33:17pm

re: #331 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Mine was Truman and I can say the same thing.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:34:05pm

re: #331 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

My first president was Eisenhower and I can say much the same thing.

Nah, We’ve had JFK, Carter, and Obama since him. Not in that rank order.

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Nyet  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:34:10pm

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garzooma  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:35:53pm

Interesting part of Ryan’s response to the Nunez Memo (noted in this Salon article):

I am glad that this memo helps to provide greater transparency, and I reiterate my support for the similar release of the minority’s memo once it is properly scrubbed of all intelligence sources and methods.[emphasis added]

It’s interesting that Ryan felt it necessary to make this addition. He could have easily have left it out. But it makes it hard to keep the Democratic response under wraps.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:35:58pm

re: #317 JordanRules

Whoa!

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Time for the Koch suckers to start spending the spare change to save Nunes. It’s kind of strange, because Nunes is in a district that Steve King could win.

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:37:12pm

re: #311 Skip Intro

I’m thinking of the one from MTV but I guess they’re the same person. She’s kind of old for Fox. Maybe she’s dating Lou Dobbs.

EWWWWWWW! EW! EW! EWWWWWWWW!!

That really skeeved me bad for some reason.

Ew!

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:39:35pm

Gerardo career, unfortunately, recovered.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:39:41pm

anre: #281 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

that will never happen, but once people stop investing in it, its value in relationship to other currencies will have to decline

What’s to stop it from happening? These coins are expensive to produse and have no intrinsic value.

With Bitcoin the big investment is up-front in the custom hardware, so those miners will hold on as long as possible, but for asic resistant alt-coins, if they drop below electricity costs, the smart thing is to sell off your hardware and get out of the scene.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:40:12pm

Well it’s only in the mid 80s here on the coast today. Just missed breaking our fifth all time record high in a row.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:40:31pm

Is it just me, or does it seem this detail should be a bigger deal?

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:41:18pm

re: #330 JordanRules

And Kurt just put up a good thread on this too.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:41:22pm

re: #334 Nyet

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they got their just deserts

(I always thought it was “just desserts” but the word has nothing to do with an after-dinner treat, it comes from the word “deserve”)

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:41:24pm

re: #339 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

They’ve doubled the price of high end video cards, the pricks.

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:41:45pm

re: #339 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

an

What’s to stop it from happening? These coins are expensive to produse and have no intrinsic value.

With Bitcoin the big investment is up-front in the custom hardware, so those miners will hold on as long as possible, but for asic resistant alt-coins, if they drop below electricity costs, the smart thing is to sell off your hardware and get out of the scene.

I have to admit that I know less than zero about Bitcoins.

You could have typed three sentences of random characters and it would have made just as much sense to me.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:43:14pm

D’oh. Made my model slightly too tall.

I”m just lucky the plate didn’t drop out and break.

It’ll still be passable with a bit of sanding.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:44:28pm

re: #346 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

D’oh. Made my model slightly too tall.

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Tardis Transiting a Singularity

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:44:52pm

re: #345 makeitstop

I have to admit that I know less than zero about Bitcoins.

You could have typed three sentences of random characters and it would have made just as much sense to me.

Aha. But that still seems minor compared to the costs of operating a mint, producing, storing and distributing currency that is generally forgery-proof. We already know that the cost of seigniorage for producing a penny is well over one cent.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:45:12pm

re: #344 Skip Intro

They’ve doubled the price of high end video cards, the pricks.

Yeah, it sucks, and now with the crash, it’s harder for gamers to make up the difference by mining when they’re not gaming.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:47:25pm

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

Aha. But that is still minor compared to the costs of operating a mint, producing, storing and distributing currency that is generally forgery-proof. We already know that the cost of seigniorage for producing a penny is well over one cent.

Sure, but these are not government-backed currencies. Their value is only based on speculators.

We should have killed off the penny long ago.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:47:35pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:47:56pm
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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:48:06pm

FREE CARTER PAGE!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:49:07pm

re: #350 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Sure, but these are not government-backed currencies. Their value is only based on speculators.

We should have killed off the penny long ago.

I agree, in the Netherlands, they have abolished one-cent coins and simply round off all transactions to the nearest five cents.

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William Lewis  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:49:27pm

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

Aha. But that is still minor compared to the costs of operating a mint, producing, storing and distributing currency that is generally forgery-proof. We already know that the cost of seigniorage for producing a penny is well over one cent.

Which is why the penny and the dollar bill both need to be retired. Make people use the dollar coin and round everything to 5 cents.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:51:37pm

re: #351 Stanley Sea

Makes perfect sense since they already signed Trump’s NDA. That’s all that matters.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:53:57pm

re: #346 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

D’oh. Made my model slightly too tall.

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Hmmm…I’m wrong. I didn’t exceed the height limit. I don’t know what knocked the glass loose.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 3:55:03pm

re: #352 Charles Johnson

LGF gets a link in this Times of Israel article:

Nice!

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:02:05pm

lol, flailing.

see, I told you they would blame the dems for this memo if it was a flop.

well, it was an epic flop. I hope the FBI goes after these morons with all their might.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:02:23pm

re: #352 Charles Johnson

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Another sign of Gaetz’ bullshit—a prized ticket turned loose by circumstances would normally go to a congressman’s constituent. If a Florida ticket goes to an asshole from CA, there’s a reason.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:02:46pm
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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:04:11pm
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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:05:02pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:07:51pm

re: #359 bill d. (b.d.)

lol, flailing.

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see, I told you they would blame the dems for this memo if it was a flop.

well, it was an epic flop. I hope the FBI goes after these morons with all their might.

Lol fail.

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Woods Witch  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:08:50pm

re: #342 JordanRules

Excellent thread. Scorn and contempt are some the milder feelings I have for Nunes, Trump, et. al.

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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:10:44pm
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Woods Witch  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:11:28pm

re: #362 bill d. (b.d.)

There’s always a tweet…..

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fern01  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:11:34pm

re: #129 JordanRules

Oh my god. More Friday idiocy in service to flipping democracy the bird.

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The only good judges are those that approve of gerrymandering - every good republican knows that.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:13:04pm

re: #363 Kragar

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When Gowdy looks like the responsible one….

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:13:25pm

re: #335 garzooma

Interesting part of Ryan’s response to the Nunez Memo (noted in this Salon article):

It’s interesting that Ryan felt it necessary to make this addition. He could have easily have left it out. But it makes it hard to keep the Democratic response under wraps.

Ryan wants transparency except on bills they vote on that affect all of us.

Ryan can suck my ass.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:13:39pm

So after “The Memo” hits the streets the only person who is being asked to resign is Nunes.

Classic.

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Jay C  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:13:43pm

re: #359 bill d. (b.d.)

lol, flailing.

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see, I told you they would blame the dems for this memo if it was a flop.

well, it was an epic flop. I hope the FBI goes after these morons with all their might.

SRSLY, blaming “Democrats”? The Democrats who weren’t consulted in the least over Nunes’ memo? The Democrats (even those ON the dipshit’s Committee) who had to twist arms to even get to see the stupid thing? The Democrats who - unanimously - voted NOT to release it, and whose warnings about what a piece-o-crap it was have been plastered al over the Internet and social media for weeks?
Yeah, obviously their fault……

Too bad CA-22 is so red a district: Mr. Nunes being returned to the private sector could only be a benefit for everybody.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:14:11pm

Can this just be reversed by the new guy?

Good questions raised in the thread.

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DodgerFan1988  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:14:29pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:14:42pm
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Woods Witch  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:15:09pm

re: #372 Jay C

Republicans…the party of personal responsibility. ////

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plansbandc  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:15:53pm

re: #352 Charles Johnson

But I was told you were irrelevant.

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ObserverArt  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:16:06pm

I mentioned having watched this gish galloping Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows interview with Chuck Todd earlier. Video is now up.

You want to be frustrated by how this can be spun so differently from how we see it watch how two Freedom Caucus loons do it.

And Chuck tries a little to fight it, but he falls for some of the gallop and allows them to stop his thought process. They show how much a lightweight Chuck is intellectually.

And it pisses me off to no end Jim Jordan is this big nationally and he is just 60 miles from em two districts away.

Iframe

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Jay C  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:17:10pm

re: #376 Woods Witch

Republicans…the party of personal responsibility. ////

Of course: the GOP loves “personal responsibility”!

As long as it’s somebody else’s.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:20:11pm

re: #378 ObserverArt

I mentioned having watched this gish galloping Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows interview with Chuck Todd earlier. Video is now up.

You want to be frustrated by how this can be spun so differently from how we see it watch how two Freedom Caucus loons do it.

And Chuck tries a little to fight it, but he falls for some of the gallop and allows them to stop his thought process. They show how much a lightweight Chuck is intellectually.

And it pisses me off to no end Jim Jordan is this big nationally and he is just 60 miles from em two districts away.

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Jim Jordan makes me feel for Boehner.

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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:22:38pm

re: #345 makeitstop

I have to admit that I know less than zero about Bitcoins.

You could have typed three sentences of random characters and it would have made just as much sense to me.

Same here. And then I went and read the wiki on Slenderman and had the exact same feeling.

Sometimes the world just goes a little bit too fast (or crazy) for me.

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allegro  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:24:11pm

re: #381 BeachDem

Same here. And then I went and read the wiki on Slenderman and had the exact same feeling.

Sometimes the world just goes a little bit too fast (or crazy) for me.

Some things are just not meant to be known.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:28:10pm

re: #381 BeachDem

Same here. And then I went and read the wiki on Slenderman and had the exact same feeling.

Sometimes the world just goes a little bit too fast (or crazy) for me.

Amen, sister!

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:29:27pm

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lawhawk  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:31:37pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:36:33pm
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Ace Rothstein  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:37:58pm
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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:38:36pm

re: #285 MsJ

🤢🤮🙄 Let me repeat 🤢🤮🙄

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I seen to remember you on Fox a few times, Nicole.

Cut her some slack. She knows her past. Give her a chance of redemption.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:39:05pm

I’ve seen memos telling people to make sure to take their stuff out of the office refrigerator that had more world wide impact than then Nunes memo.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:41:43pm

re: #385 lawhawk

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Damn good question.

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:42:36pm

re: #387 Ace Rothstein

To answer Lumpy’s question, the statute of limitations is definitely not up, so why don’t the Trumpsters bring an indictment?
To belabor the obvious, they would be crucified in court if they did, the attempt would be grounds for impeachment, and their attorneys would probably be disbarred.

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Ace Rothstein  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:43:26pm

Oh FFS

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:45:32pm

re: #392 Ace Rothstein

Oh FFS

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I hope the FBI leaks start with Hannity.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:46:23pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:46:47pm

Unlike Fox news, talk radio and the slavering, hooting masses of the GOP base, federal courts require things called “law” and “evidence.” This is why those courts are so relentlessly targeted by the GOP noise machine.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:47:30pm

re: #388 Dave In Austin

Cut her some slack. She knows her past. Give her a chance of redemption.

I have a hard time with that. She was directly responsible for making the path to trump. Palin, FFS. I don’t think there’s that much redemption available out there.

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retired cynic  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:48:23pm

Charlie Pierce: “You let me down, Devin Nunes, you White House lawn ornament, you.”

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:48:34pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:49:18pm

re: #394 FormerDirtDart

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He hates Hispanics.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:50:26pm
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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:50:41pm

re: #388 Dave In Austin

Cut her some slack. She knows her past. Give her a chance of redemption.

After a spell in the Mad’lin laundries.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:51:23pm

re: #398 FormerDirtDart

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translation: the memo was a flop and there will be no follow up events tied to it.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:53:07pm

re: #402 bill d. (b.d.)

translation: the memo was a flop and there will be no follow up events tied to it.

That’s not going to play well on Freep. They already want Sessions tried for aiding and abetting treason.

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lawhawk  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:54:26pm

re: #403 Decatur Deb

That’s not going to play well on Freep. They already want Sessions tried for aiding and abetting treason.

Well, he’s aiding and abetting treason, just not in the way Freepers think..

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:54:43pm

re: #402 bill d. (b.d.)

translation: the memo was a flop and there will be no follow up events tied to it.

I thought Nunes said that there was going to be another memo dealing with the State Department?

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majii  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:55:06pm

re: #394 FormerDirtDart

Re: Daniel Dale tweet.

I taught geography in high school for about 25 years, and I’m embarrassed that so many Americans think The Talking Yam [TTY] is sooo smart. He’s the most ignorant president I’ve seen in my 60+ year lifetime. The tools that voted to put him in the WH are always screaming about how “exceptional” the U.S. is and still support this ignorant *sshole. That they do indicates to me that they’re just as ignorant as he about a whole lot of things. There’s nothing exceptional about being ignorant. The entire rest of the world is laughing at us as they stand before TTY and shout, “USA! USA! USA!”

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Weaselone  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:56:39pm

re: #378 ObserverArt

If the media can’t handle the gish gallup, they could help themselves by
1. Not having two Republicans on at once
2. Always balancing the Republican with a Democrat

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stpaulbear  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:58:03pm

re: #313 Decatur Deb

#310 blueraven

Nunes being interviewed right now by Bret Baier on Fox News…My God he is dumb as a rock.

Be more specific.

Cold Spring Granite.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:58:10pm

re: #403 Decatur Deb

That’s not going to play well on Freep. They already want Sessions tried for aiding and abetting treason.

Do they have a petition I can sign?

//

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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:58:52pm

It may be wishful thinking, but I really think Trump just rolled the dice and lost. Will he pack it up now or wait for Mueller to drop the blade?

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:59:27pm

re: #405 makeitstop

I thought Nunes said that there was going to be another memo dealing with the State Department?

You always announce that sequels are being discussed on premiere day. //

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 4:59:38pm

re: #403 Decatur Deb

That’s not going to play well on Freep. They already want Sessions tried for aiding and abetting treason.

That’s very moderate for Freepers. Usually they just skip the trial part and go right to execution.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:00:22pm

re: #409 bill d. (b.d.)

Do they have a petition I can sign?

//

When things look crappy, just remember that Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third will soon be out in the street and a Democrat has his seat.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:06:50pm

re: #413 Decatur Deb

When things look crappy, just remember that Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third will soon be out in the street and a Democrat has his seat.

Nice bright side that literally no one saw coming.

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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:09:02pm
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blueraven  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:10:39pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:11:47pm

re: #415 Kragar

Which is why Comey torpedoed Hillary days before the election. Fox is just stupid shit for stupid people.

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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:12:36pm

re: #407 Weaselone

If the media can’t handle the gish gallup, they could help themselves by
1. Not having two Republicans on at once
2. Always balancing the Republican with a Democrat

More than that will be needed. Republicans by their nature are incorrigible liars.

So any Republican guest on one of these talking head shows should get assigned 3 fact checkers to do fact checking as needed on live TV.

The only exception should be if the particular Republican in question has actually earned a reputation for honesty and can be dealt with like a normal human being.

Mueller may be the only one in the party that can presently live up to that standard.

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:13:22pm

re: #415 Kragar

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:14:10pm

re: #417 Skip Intro

Which is why Comey torpedoed Hillary days before the election. Fox is just stupid shit for stupid people.

No, it’s not. It’s a clear and present danger to our democracy.

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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:14:31pm

re: #419 Skip Intro

The GOP talking points must flow.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:15:00pm

re: #396 MsJ

I have a hard time with that. She was directly responsible for making the path to trump. Palin, FFS. I don’t think there’s that much redemption available out there.

OK…. That’s just me. I’ll support her in the direction she’s going at this point. Steve Schmidt is the same way and he’s the best “Conservative Voice” standing as far as Never Trumpers are concerned.

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blueraven  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:15:01pm

re: #378 ObserverArt

I mentioned having watched this gish galloping Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows interview with Chuck Todd earlier. Video is now up.

You want to be frustrated by how this can be spun so differently from how we see it watch how two Freedom Caucus loons do it.

And Chuck tries a little to fight it, but he falls for some of the gallop and allows them to stop his thought process. They show how much a lightweight Chuck is intellectually.

And it pisses me off to no end Jim Jordan is this big nationally and he is just 60 miles from em two districts away.

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I actually thought Chuck Todd did a pretty good job on this.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:16:07pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:19:23pm

re: #420 Eclectic Cyborg

No, it’s not. It’s a clear and present danger to our democracy.

I honestly don’t see how the US recovers from this. Trump is not the real problem. He’s just the hideous manifestation of the fact that nearly half the electorate is drunk on their own delusions.

It’s been mentioned here that some kind of truth and reconciliation process will be needed to bring these people back to reality, which I suspect is true.

But how will this happen? The deluded will not volunteer for this, and coercion is impossible (too many people to reeducate) and self-defeating even if it were possible (force can’t be the answer for something like this).

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:22:29pm

re: #424 Charles Johnson

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lol, poor Glenn.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:22:46pm

re: #425 EPR-radar

I honestly don’t see how the US recovers from this. ….

We activate the inactive, inspire the uninspired, and motivate the unmotivated, one fucking non-voter at a time.

It would also help if all our progressive factions would STFU until we have defuzed this bomb.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:29:43pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:30:15pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:31:21pm
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austin_blue  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:32:06pm

re: #428 FormerDirtDart

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NSC Asia director Matthew Pottinger told Korea experts that a limited strike on the North “might help in the midterm elections,” South Korea’s (left-wing) Hankyoreh reports buff.ly

Lost in Translation.

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nowherenorth2  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:33:38pm

re: #430 FormerDirtDart

That…is hilarious

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Weaselone  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:36:54pm

re: #418 EPR-radar

I agree, but the situation here was Chuck Todd vs. 2 Freedom Caucus members. Never in pairs and always with a Democrat gets you at least part way their.

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Weaselone  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:38:01pm

re: #428 FormerDirtDart

I really hope this is a bad translation and now what was actually said.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:39:40pm

how do trump and his friends produce a document which they think will protect them from justice?

why, childishly and incompetently, of course

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gocart mozart  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:39:56pm

A very underapreciated Neil Young song

Little Thing Called Love

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:43:11pm

Peter Kuper

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:43:48pm

re: #422 Dave In Austin

OK…. That’s just me. I’ll support her in the direction she’s going at this point. Steve Schmidt is the same way and he’s the best “Conservative Voice” standing as far as Never Trumpers are concerned.

I agree with you. People make many mistakes in their lives; it certainly seems that Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace are trying to stand up for truth and justice now. Let’s not discard allies who may have taken awhile to become enlightened. Even Bret Stephens often shows insight, certainly more than David Brooks.

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KingKenrod  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:43:52pm

Theory

Trump isn’t trying to build a basis for firing Rosenstein or anyone else (although that would be a bonus); he’s trying to build a defense for obstruction of justice.

Firing Comey, asking for loyalty, threatening the FBI/DOJ, etc - these things seem more justifiable if he can make a case that they were conspiring against him.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:48:17pm

Lars Kenseth

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gocart mozart  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:48:51pm
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Scottish Dragon  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:50:25pm

re: #366 Kragar

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:52:10pm

re: #441 gocart mozart

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What … what the fuck kind of alternate reality do these people live in? HILLARY WON.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:53:20pm

lol, ok then

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Scottish Dragon  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:54:13pm

re: #406 majii

Re: Daniel Dale tweet.

I taught geography in high school for about 25 years, and I’m embarrassed that so many Americans think The Talking Yam [TTY] is sooo smart. He’s the most ignorant president I’ve seen in my 60+ year lifetime. The tools that voted to put him in the WH are always screaming about how “exceptional” the U.S. is and still support this ignorant *sshole. That they do indicates to me that they’re just as ignorant as he about a whole lot of things. There’s nothing exceptional about being ignorant. The entire rest of the world is laughing at us as they stand before TTY and shout, “USA! USA! USA!”

I feel ya. I’m teaching now. I have no idea how to present this to HS students….

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:54:52pm

Jeff Darcy

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:55:41pm

re: #441 gocart mozart

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Makes you wonder what, exactly, “Dr.” Gorka is a doctor of, doesn’t it?

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blueraven  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:56:21pm
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CBGB  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:59:30pm

Hey everyone, so the right wing true believers are dangerous, full stop.

This is all completely bugfuck nuts, and I have zero faith that any of it turns out well.

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The Major  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:59:31pm

re: #442 Scottish Dragon

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gocart mozart  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:59:46pm

re: #447 Blind Frog Belly White

Makes you wonder what, exactly, “Dr.” Gorka is a doctor of, doesn’t it?

I know the answer. I will find it and report back

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 5:59:55pm

S.W. Parra

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:01:11pm

re: #406 majii

Re: Daniel Dale tweet.

I taught geography in high school for about 25 years, and I’m embarrassed that so many Americans think The Talking Yam [TTY] is sooo smart. He’s the most ignorant president I’ve seen in my 60+ year lifetime. The tools that voted to put him in the WH are always screaming about how “exceptional” the U.S. is and still support this ignorant *sshole. That they do indicates to me that they’re just as ignorant as he about a whole lot of things. There’s nothing exceptional about being ignorant. The entire rest of the world is laughing at us as they stand before TTY and shout, “USA! USA! USA!”

It is a majority of Caucasians, both men and women, who believe that about Trump, many of whom are well educated and living comfortably. They worship at the altar of “rich” CEOs who supposedly know how to run an economy and they DON’T care about Putin and his influence on Trump and the election.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:02:19pm

re: #448 blueraven

I said it the other day - if Carter Page wasn’t a Russian agent, it’s not for any lack of trying on his part.

Possibly they got scared off by just how nuts he is.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:04:04pm

Deja vu

By Jack Davis, who I once had the great pleasure of bending elbows with. A real gent!
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Mike Lamb  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:04:44pm

re: #430 FormerDirtDart

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There is nothing substantively exculpatory about the source of the evidence. It’s only a possible issue as to credibility. And as an aside, why would the DNC pay for information that wasn’t true? How does that help them?

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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:05:03pm
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Mike Lamb  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:07:17pm

re: #441 gocart mozart

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And they tried to steal the election…by not announcing there was an ongoing investigation while publicizing that they were reviewing more Hillary emails?

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Weaselone  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:07:42pm

re: #457 Mike Lamb

There is nothing substantively exculpatory about the source of the evidence. It’s only a possible issue as to credibility. And as an aside, why would the DNC pay for information that wasn’t true? How does that help them?

Republicans pay for and say things that aren’t true all the time. Seems to work for them. Maybe they just assume it would work the same way for Democrats.

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The Major  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:08:58pm

The GOP - Giving Oral to Putin…..

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The Major  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:09:26pm

Well, it looks like I pissed of Sebastian Gorka - he has me blocked on Twitter! Score one for the good guys I guess….

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:10:34pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:10:43pm
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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:13:46pm
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The Major  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:17:38pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:19:02pm
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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:20:55pm

Jeff Dracy

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:24:06pm
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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:24:24pm

re: #422 Dave In Austin

OK…. That’s just me. I’ll support her in the direction she’s going at this point. Steve Schmidt is the same way and he’s the best “Conservative Voice” standing as far as Never Trumpers are concerned.

Here’s my issue. If trump hadn’t happened, they’d be shilling and selling the party line. The same for all the Conservatives who don’t like trump at the NYT, WaPo; all the usual suspects. And will likely go back to it for Romney in UT and the next GOP POTUS candidate.

I don’t feel much love for Comey, either. Why he did what he did just before the election is reprehensible (and damn close to if not completely illegal).

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:32:44pm

Another Jack Davis joint, back in more black & white days…

Pat Nixon and string bikinis? Be still my heart!

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whitebeach  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:33:42pm

You keep hoping for that moment when someone steps up and says, “Have you no decency left, sir? Have you at long last no decency left?”

Except of course that none of these creeps ever had any decency to start with.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:34:10pm

re: #470 MsJ

I get it Joanne… No issues.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:35:41pm
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:38:54pm

re: #474 Charles Johnson

This is two-fold. One is to get everyone to think Mueller investigation is not needed. Two is to get Mueller to show his hand as to what he has so that the uncouth one can “prepare” for Mueller’s questions.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:39:53pm

re: #467 FormerDirtDart

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Good. On the one hand, I can’t blame the dad. On the other hand, he should at least get a very mild slap on the wrist, because we shouldn’t be taking the law into our own hands, even in a case as egregious as this.

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petesh  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:41:00pm

re: #463 FormerDirtDart

“The president was then left alone to read the memo in its entirety.”

So he didn’t read it. This is a guy who if you left him alone with a loaded pistol would absent-mindedly ignore it, and resume his monolog at you when you returned.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:41:41pm

VB???

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:44:19pm

Right wing humor, how does it work?

Chip (Sucks to be him) Bok

That was a trick question, of course. It doesn’t.

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meteor  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:47:04pm

Feeling kind of icky tonight. Third day of a cold. Had my flu shot.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:49:02pm

re: #480 meteor
Hope you feel better soon!

Didn’t get the shot.
Day 5 and I still feel crappy.

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meteor  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:50:09pm

re: #481 JordanRules

Thank u

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allegro  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:52:56pm

re: #476 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Good. On the one hand, I can’t blame the dad. On the other hand, he should at least get a very mild slap on the wrist, because we shouldn’t be taking the law into our own hands, even in a case as egregious as this.

He had three daughters victimized and had just stood there listening to their stories about what that guy did to them while the asshole sat there shaking his head. Hew as genuinely contrite and embarassed by what he did after he calmed down. Judge did the right thing IMO.

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:54:00pm
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CBGB  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:55:07pm

re: #467 FormerDirtDart

Honest to god, I appreciated the moment when the plaid cop patted his head briefly while he was on the ground. They know.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:56:40pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 6:59:02pm
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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:05:15pm

Memo to the press: food prices are soaring. A segment about that lasting more than 20 seconds on the cable news channels once in a while would be nice.

Gahan Wilson
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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:06:56pm

re: #472 whitebeach

You keep hoping for that moment when someone steps up and says, “Have you no decency left, sir? Have you at long last no decency left?”

Except of course that none of these creeps ever had any decency to start with.

The answer any modern GOPer would give to the ‘Have you no decency?’ question would be ‘Fuck no. McCarthy was a cuck pussy for falling for that line, and I’m not about to repeat his mistake.’

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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:07:52pm

re: #476 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Good. On the one hand, I can’t blame the dad. On the other hand, he should at least get a very mild slap on the wrist, because we shouldn’t be taking the law into our own hands, even in a case as egregious as this.

A stiff fine for disorderly conduct. $0.10 seems appropriate.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:18:31pm

Donna Brazille, Scaramucci and David Frum are guests on Bill Maher’s show?

Hard Pass, thank you.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:20:26pm
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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:21:43pm

May 1998. A Dean Koontz book, Intensity.

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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:21:57pm
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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:22:29pm
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:24:20pm

re: #493 MsJ

I do not have to do that. The first thing I bought on amazon was a camera.

Okay I had to go there: December 2009

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scottslemmons  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:24:44pm

re: #493 MsJ

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May 1998. A Dean Koontz book, Intensity.

May 1999 for me: “Homicide : A Year on the Killing Streets” by David Simon and the first Harlan Ellison Edgeworks collection.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:26:52pm
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jeffreyw  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:27:48pm

re: #493 MsJ

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May 1998. A Dean Koontz book, Intensity.

Dec ‘98 To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:29:41pm

re: #493 MsJ

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May 1998. A Dean Koontz book, Intensity.

I bought stuff many years ago, but did so as a guest without starting an account.
But, with my account I can reach back to 2007.
First order: 3 DVDs as Christmas gift to my sister
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Two-Disc Special Edition)

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:30:40pm

♪ I’ve forgotten more than he’ll ever know about you ♫

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Frenchy  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:32:36pm

Huh. The first purchase shown in my account is a math textbook (“Real Analysis: Measure Theory, Integration and Hilbert Spaces” by Stein-Shakarchi) bought in August 2006, as I was starting my first semester of graduate school.

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:33:13pm
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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:33:24pm

re: #493 MsJ

1998 for me too, just one book: Gregory Djanikian, About Distance

gregorydjanikian.com

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freetoken  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:34:19pm

For all the supposed wonders that modern data science environments (e.g., r) allegedly bring, they are still clunky.

Awaiting the day when more natural language environments allow one to simply write “find the next object that is different than all the previous ones” and it works without worrying about looping or vectors.

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:34:39pm

re: #502 Frenchy

Huh. The first purchase shown in my account is a math textbook (“Real Analysis: Measure Theory, Integration and Hilbert Spaces” by Stein-Shakarchi) bought in August 2006, as I was starting my first semester of graduate school.

A Marion Zimmer Bradley book for my wife and a Graph Theory book for myself in 2002.

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allegro  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:35:50pm

re: #493 MsJ

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May 1998. A Dean Koontz book, Intensity.

I’ve been buying books from Amazon since the 90s. On my current account, it was a camo dog hoodie in Nov. 2010 for my new rescue, Buddy.

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:37:25pm

re: #505 freetoken

For all the supposed wonders that modern data science environments (e.g., r) allegedly bring, they are still clunky.

Awaiting the day when more natural language environments allow one to simply write “find the next object that is different than all the previous ones” and it works without worrying about looping or vectors.

I’m still waiting for teleporters. As a software engineer involved in machine learning (learning and still looking for a fit at my job), I think that might come first.

“Here’s a different one.”
“No, that’s essentially the same one. I mean different, different.”
“How about this one?”
“No, that’s not — hey wait, is that just a picture of a cat?”

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:39:53pm
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freetoken  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:40:33pm

re: #508 Belafon

Just working in r, and who in their right mind decided to create a function called “runif” and have it not mean what every English speaker would expect if pronounced aloud, namely “run if”.

No, it stands for random uniform distribution.

This is what happens when people who never learned to type quickly and hunt and peck still think using as few characters as possible is a benefit.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:41:39pm

re: #493 MsJ

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May 1998. A Dean Koontz book, Intensity.

Fortune Is a River : Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli’s Magnificent Dream to Change the Course of Florentine History
Roger D. Masters

ORDER PLACED
November 7, 2000

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:42:38pm

re: #501 De Kolta Chair

To those who aren’t familar with the reference, here’s the wonderful Skeeter Davis to explain

Skeeter Davis - I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:44:05pm

re: #502 Frenchy

Huh. The first purchase shown in my account is a math textbook (“Real Analysis: Measure Theory, Integration and Hilbert Spaces” by Stein-Shakarchi) bought in August 2006, as I was starting my first semester of graduate school.

That same month I got the Koontz book, I got a dozen godly and spiritual books. I was like WTF? (I’m an atheist), until I realized they were for a school project. I really had to think about why those particular books were on my account.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:44:44pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:46:13pm
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Frenchy  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:46:31pm

re: #513 MsJ

Like others have mentioned I feel certain that I bought books and music on Amazon before 2006. That’s the earliest thing listed on my current account though.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:47:57pm
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danarchy  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:48:15pm

re: #502 Frenchy

Huh. The first purchase shown in my account is a math textbook (“Real Analysis: Measure Theory, Integration and Hilbert Spaces” by Stein-Shakarchi) bought in August 2006, as I was starting my first semester of graduate school.

It says my first order was in Feb 4 2004, and it was a Radeon video card. Thing is I know I bought stuff back when all they sold was books and cds. I must have set up a new account or something when I signed up for prime.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:49:48pm

re: #509 JordanRules

This tweet made me follow this person. Cracked me up!

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:53:17pm

re: #517 MsJ

And the central point is that the dossier was not the central point of the FISA application.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:54:34pm
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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:55:01pm
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jaunte  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:55:43pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:57:19pm
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Jay C  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:58:38pm

re: #509 JordanRules

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So Nunes has bombed out trying to shade the FBI/Justice Dept., so he’s moving on to find something on State? What is this clown going to do, run through the whole Cabinet until he finds a Department he can pin some kind of “malfeasance” on?

Maybe HUD? He can claim Ben Carson leaked confidential info to Robert Mueller while sleepwalking….

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:58:53pm

re: #524 Skip Intro

“You might crash. And since I am ending Obamacare, you might not have medical coverage.”

That’s what he sounds like.

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 7:59:43pm

re: #525 Jay C

So Nunes has bombed out trying to shade the FBI/Justice Dept., so he’s moving on to find something on State? What is this clown going to do, run through the whole Cabinet until he finds a Department he can pin some kind of “malfeasance” on?

Maybe HHS? He can claim Ben Carson leaked confidential info to Robert Mueller while sleepwalking….

“How can we get back to implicating Hillary? I know.”

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makeitstop  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:03:40pm
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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:04:53pm

Meanwhile, in Kellyann Conway’s Cranial Cavity of Doom:

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retired cynic  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:05:04pm

re: #528 makeitstop

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Big Grin.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:08:02pm

re: #516 Frenchy

Like others have mentioned I feel certain that I bought books and music on Amazon before 2006. That’s the earliest thing listed on my current account though.

The first purchase I ever made at Amazon (which I rarely rarely use) in 2009 is the album “Bis” by the Brazilian popular Samba singer Simone.

O QUE SERÁ - SIMONE -

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JordanRules  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:10:54pm
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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:11:16pm

This show, The Launch, is a Canadian talent search kind of show. I watched one episode and was like Meh. But I keep hearing this winners song and I love her voice. Poesy. From near me in nowhere Ontario.

POESY - Soldier of Love - THE LAUNCH

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:13:43pm

re: #533 MsJ

This show, The Launch, is a Canadian talent search kind of show. I watched one episode and was like Meh. But I keep hearing this winners song and I love her voice. Poesy. From near me in nowhere Ontario.

Right about now I’d like to live in nowhere, Ontario. (Actually, I’ve wanted to live in Ontario since I was about six.)

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:15:22pm

And I love love this. She had an Amy Lee quality. I got goose bumps from this.

Audition: POESY (The Launch)

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Skip Intro  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:16:27pm

re: #492 Charles Johnson

April 7,1997.

Java Tutorial, The: Object-Oriented Programming for the Internet

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Charmingly Persistent  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:18:59pm

re: #493 MsJ

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May 1998. A Dean Koontz book, Intensity.

Ha! 1997; Claris Homepage Companion. I wish I still had that homepage I made. I bet it was real pretty. :-)

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:19:27pm

re: #531 Anymouse 🌹

Nice! If you’re getting into topacalia, I highly recommend Gilberto Gil’s great first and self-titled 1968 lp. I’ll be only too happy to recommend more. ;-)

My personal favorite track on that truly great album:

Gilberto Gil (1968)- 14 A Luta Contra A Lata ou a Falencia do Cafe

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:19:53pm

re: #535 MsJ

And I love love this. She had an Amy Lee quality. I got goose bumps from this.

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Video

Can’t watch it here in the wasteland south of you.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:21:43pm

re: #539 Belafon

Can’t watch it here in the wasteland south of you.

Oh no kidding. Let me see if I can find one. It’s Radiohead’s Creep. Best version I’ve ever heard.

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:23:12pm

re: #539 Belafon

Try this. It’s the auction video.

theloop.ca

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TedStriker  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:24:10pm

re: #493 MsJ

Let’s play a game. Go to Amazon, to “Your Orders,” and with the year drop-down, find the earliest year listed… and then RT and tell us what the FIRST thing you ever bought on Amazon was. Bonus points for it being nearly 20 years ago. :) #BabysFirstAmazon

— Casey Fiesler (@cfiesler) January 30, 2018

May 1998. A Dean Koontz book, Intensity.

Ordered on November 27, 1998:
The Longest Yard (the Burt Reynolds original)
Supercop
Ghost and the Darkness
Spawn (the movie)
The Princess Bride
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - Greatest Hits

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retired cynic  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:24:47pm

re: #541 MsJ

Try this. It’s the auction video.

theloop.ca

Nope. No such luck!

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:28:11pm

re: #543 retired cynic

Nope. No such luck!

One more.
much.com

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retired cynic  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:29:18pm

re: #544 MsJ

Nope. Not approved for my region. Sad!

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:29:20pm

re: #544 MsJ

One more.
much.com

Nope.

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Belafon  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:29:38pm

We’re just not good enough any more for your country. I understand. //

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MsJ  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:29:56pm

re: #546 Belafon

Nope.

Alas. I hate country specific shit. Sorry.

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:31:06pm

‘NIghty night, folks. I leave you in the competent hands of Los Straightjackets (and Ser Charles of course).

Los Straitjackets - “Linus and Lucy”

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plansbandc  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:32:10pm

First purchase on Amazon was a poster in 2006. Last purchase was sportsball workout shirt. Whee!

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KingKenrod  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:37:07pm

First Amazon purchase was this collection of full color Little Nemo strips, July 7, 2000.

amazon.com

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De Kolta Chair  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:41:04pm

Just for the hell of it, here’s the great Nick “Mr. Slacks” Lowe fronting my beloved Los Straitjackets. Enjoy!

NICK LOWE w/ LOS STRAITJACKETS — “I KNEW THE BRIDE (WHEN SHE USED TO ROCK AND ROLL)”

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Broad With Sass  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:45:53pm

re: #506 Belafon

A Marion Zimmer Bradley book for my wife and a Graph Theory book for myself in 2002.

roflmao A Flame in Hali (The Clingfire Trilogy, Book 3)
Marion Zimmer Bradley (Author), Deborah J. Ross (Author) first purchase on Amazon

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Kragar  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:58:50pm
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BeachDem  Feb 2, 2018 • 8:59:34pm

re: #493 MsJ

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May 1998. A Dean Koontz book, Intensity.

May 1998, About a Boy, Nick Hornby

(gotta say, looking at some of my orders through the years, I don’t remember some of them at all—things I’ve never heard of and pretty sure I never owned, so either bought them as gifts or somebody else was ordering shit on my account—like “Earth Angels—True Stories about People who bring Heaven to Earth—say what? Never heard of it, wouldn’t buy it for myself; can’t thin of who I’d buy it for. Weird.)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:24:20pm

re: #441 gocart mozart

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So many insane people are responding to that Gorka tweet, reinforcing each others delusions by stating propaganda-based beliefs as facts. They all belong in mental hospitals.

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EPR-radar  Feb 2, 2018 • 9:41:10pm

re: #510 freetoken

Just working in r, and who in their right mind decided to create a function called “runif” and have it not mean what every English speaker would expect if pronounced aloud, namely “run if”.

No, it stands for random uniform distribution.

This is what happens when people who never learned to type quickly and hunt and peck still think using as few characters as possible is a benefit.

Mathematica is notorious for taking the opposite approach. Every function name is spelled out, often to exhaustive length.

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William Lewis  Feb 3, 2018 • 6:52:28am

re: #493 MsJ

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May 1998. A Dean Koontz book, Intensity.

March 1998 -
Episcopal Book of Common Prayer the NRSV Bible with the Apocrypha

Lisp Lore : A Guide to Programming the Lisp Machine


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