Right Wing Twitter Freaks Out as Twitter Cracks Down on Bots and They Lose Thousands of Fake Followers

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Right wing Twitter is currently engaged in a hysterical freak-out, spewing conspiracy theories like crazy, because Twitter has apparently launched a crackdown on bot accounts — and it’s affecting a LOT of right wing Twitter users for some odd reason. cough

Gizmodo reports:

Twitter suspended thousands of accounts overnight and conservatives on the platform aren’t happy about it. Twitter has yet to make a public statement about the issue, but right-wing users believe that they’re being targeted in a mass purge of suspected Russian bot accounts.

Conservative Twitter has even started a hashtag called #TwitterLockOut to talk about the purge, with some claiming that real people (as opposed to bots) were locked out of their accounts. Gizmodo has so far been unable to confirm that any real people have had their accounts mistakenly suspended.

Donald Trump reportedly lost approximately a million followers overnight, and some of the other worst people on Twitter have lost thousands of followers as a result of this action, including neo-Nazi Richard Spencer (who would lose his account entirely if it were up to me):

And Trump lapdog Bill Mitchell:

It’s commies, I tell you! COMMIES!

For the record, I just checked my follower count, and I haven’t lost a single one. That, of course, proves that it has to be the work of COMMIES.

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268 comments

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:00:51am

If these whiny snowflakes are so upset at Twitter, they should have the balls to boycott.

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:00:58am

Sneaky commies, fighting against Trump’s true conservative friends in Russia.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:01:09am

I thought all of the wingnuts quit Twitter in protest a while back over another trivial, life shattering thing?

Oh well….

Poor snowflakes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:02:12am

Twitter Gulag, then Twitter lockout…why don’t they just start their own conservative-friendly platform with built-in bot followers for everyone?

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KGxvi  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:02:39am

I broke down and set up a twitter account a couple months back, mostly so I could better communicate with customer support for a mobile game I play. But reading about the bots on twitter reminds me a lot about the downfall of MySpace - in addition to the annoying ads, it became infested with what we used to call spam accounts.

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A dark and stormy covfefe  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:02:49am
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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:03:13am

Wingnuts are more upset about computer generated Russian bots getting booted off of Twitter than they are about 17 American teens getting gunned down in their own classroom.

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KGxvi  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:03:19am

re: #4 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Twitter Gulag, then Twitter lockout…why don’t they just start their own conservative-friendly platform with built-in bot followers for everyone?

Didn’t Malkin try and create something like that a while back? I want to say it was called twitch?

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:03:31am

Bots and prayers.

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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:04:52am

re: #8 KGxvi

Didn’t Malkin try and create something like that a while back? I want to say it was called twitch?

twitchy

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:05:22am

I hope that twitter and the other social media outlets continue with this type of purge.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:05:33am

re: #4 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Twitter Gulag, then Twitter lockout…why don’t they just start their own conservative-friendly platform with built-in bot followers for everyone?

TWITTER GULAG DEFENSE NETWORK

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Bubblehead II  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:06:29am

I lost one follower last night. But I was expecting that as she tweeted that she was dropping off of Twitter as she was tired of the terfs harassing her.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:08:46am

Poor Wingnuts!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:09:33am
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:09:50am

re: #14 bill d. (b.d.)

I feel for them but just can’t reach them.

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:11:04am

re: #15 Charles Johnson

He’s just continuing the idea that we all believe that any supporting Trump must be a bot.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:11:21am

Apparently Donald Trump lost a MILLION followers overnight. Heh.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:11:26am

I did not know that my shoelace was frayed and about to break.

The real question to be asked is, why the Clinton campaign didn’t do something….

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Mike Lamb  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:11:42am

Why does that idiot Mitchell think Democrats would be against paper ballots? Hanging chads?

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:12:28am

re: #18 Charles Johnson

Apparently Donald Trump lost a MILLION followers overnight. Heh.

I’ll be curious to see what his likes look like when he tweets after this.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:12:59am

re: #20 Mike Lamb

Dimpled chads.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:13:02am
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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:13:26am

re: #20 Mike Lamb

Why does that idiot Mitchell think Democrats would be against paper ballots? Hanging chads?

Alabama Dems would be much better off with broken shards of pottery.

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Kragar  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:13:29am
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Mike Lamb  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:13:36am

re: #15 Charles Johnson

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Nunes seems to think that we lack the technology to know when an account is a bot or not…

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:13:44am

Uncle Tom Clark is suddenly opposed to citizens criticizing the POTUS. The Trumptards really are clueless to their own hypocrisy.

David Clarke on Parkland shooting survivor: “My dad would have backhanded me” for “popping off to an authority figure”

DAVID CLARKE: There’s some things we can do, but like I said, we can do these things right away but there’s no will on the part of these school districts and these other soft targets to protect these kids. And then, of course, the left, the anti-gun movement, moves in, they exploit the issue, they’re exploiting these kids. As a 17-year-old kid that you were talking about the other day. First of all, he shouldn’t be popping off against the president of the United States.

PAGLIARULO: Right.

CLARKE: My dad would have backhanded me at 17 years old if he would have heard me popping off to an authority figure.

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:14:04am

I think we should take a moment and reflect on all the souls that were casualties of the Great Trump Supporter Twitter War.

Yesterday and today will go down in history as many millions lost their Twitter lives.

Thoughts and Prayers!

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:16:24am
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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:20:29am

I wonder if Louise Mensch and her crew lost any followers?

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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:21:10am

re: #30 JordanRules

I wonder if Louise Mensche and her crew lost any followers?

I wonder how many Bernie and Greenwald lost?

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:23:21am

re: #31 bill d. (b.d.)

I wonder how many Bernie and Greenwald lost?

And Jill.

By the way…Bernie is not looking too good in some of these recent revelations. I get the feeling he sort of knew he was benefitting and he was willing to turn a blind eye to keep riding the wave he was on.

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EPR-radar  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:23:25am

re: #27 Dr. Matt

Uncle Tom Clark is suddenly opposed to citizens criticizing the POTUS. The Trumptards really are clueless to their own hypocrisy.

David Clarke on Parkland shooting survivor: “My dad would have backhanded me” for “popping off to an authority figure”

Here we go. Early RWNJ hints of ‘Will no one rid me of these troublesome kids?”

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:23:25am

Next they need to clean up disqus.

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makeitstop  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:24:37am
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Belafon  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:24:44am

re: #27 Dr. Matt

Uncle Tom Clark is suddenly opposed to citizens criticizing the POTUS. The Trumptards really are clueless to their own hypocrisy.

David Clarke on Parkland shooting survivor: “My dad would have backhanded me” for “popping off to an authority figure”

That’s why you want to be an authority figure, Clarke.

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EPR-radar  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:25:52am

re: #32 ObserverArt

And Jill.

By the way…Bernie is not looking too good in some of these recent revelations. I get the feeling he sort of knew he was benefitting and he was willing to turn a blind eye to keep riding the wave he was on.

Bernie made enough stupid and destructive moves in his campaign that only two possibilities remained: 1) show-stopping political incompetence and/or 2) deliberate sabotage.

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:26:01am
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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:26:42am

re: #34 Barefoot Grin

Next they need to clean up disqus.

And Youtube and Yahoo.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:26:43am

re: #27 Dr. Matt

Uncle Tom Clark is suddenly opposed to citizens criticizing the POTUS. The Trumptards really are clueless to their own hypocrisy.

My dad would have backhanded me at 17 years old if he would have heard me popping off to an authority figure.

That explains a lot about Clarke and his authoritarian views.

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EPR-radar  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:27:14am

re: #38 JordanRules

If 30 years from now, the NRA has the same reputation that the KKK presently does, that will be serious progress.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:27:45am

re: #36 Belafon

re: #40 Blind Frog Belly White

Once again, this is what I get for not reading through the whole thread before responding - ‘popping off’, as it were…

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Amory Blaine  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:28:09am

re: #38 JordanRules

With any luck it’s the start of a boycott campaign.

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:29:01am
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jaunte  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:29:59am

re: #40 Blind Frog Belly White

My dad would have backhanded me at 17 years old if he would have heard me popping off to an authority figure.

So, holding back drinking water was his own innovation.

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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:30:08am

re: #39 Dr. Matt

Next they need to clean up disqus.

And Youtube and Yahoo.

and aisle 3

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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:30:14am

re: #41 EPR-radar

If 30 years from now, the NRA has the same reputation that the KKK presently does, that will be serious progress.

My guestimate of a Venn diagram of NRA and KKK membership:

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:30:59am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:32:00am

Jim Hoft banned from CPAC, SPLC adds male supremacy groups to their hate list, Twitter cracks down on bots, Medium bans Cernovich and Posobiec — this is turning out to be a pretty great day.

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:32:13am

Why are some of us of the elders so scared of these kids going up against the NRA, Dana Loesch and CNN?

Some seem to be defeated for them and yet the kids motor on. They have the spirit let’s help them keep it and not tell them of all the losses of past attempts and current fears.

We need to back them and join in the noise they are making.

We often say we want to take the out the GOP and their lobbyists like the NRA. Well, let’s act like it. Let’s support these students and young people and instead of saying all the ways they will lose to the current power, how about we stay positive and see if we can push them to be the generation that does make the changes our generations did not.

What is there to lose in all of this? Will we be forced to go on like we have been for too long?

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:32:23am

I wanna rock the Emma cut and do it myself. But I lack that overall follicular consistency….

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:32:24am

re: #47 Dr. Matt

My guestimate of a Venn diagram of NRA and KKK membership:

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Small circle almost completely within a larger circle.

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:33:20am
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:33:41am

Texas School District Threatens to Suspend Students Who Protest Gun Violence (goes to The Hill), more at the link:

Calling the ACLU . .

A superintendent in a Texas school district is warning that students will be suspended if they cause any disruptions to protest gun violence.

Needville Independent School District (ISD) Superintendent Curtis Rhodes said in a letter that was sent to families and posted on social media that students would be suspended for three days if they took part in the protests happening following the deadly Florida high school shooting, The Houston Chronicle reported.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:33:47am

re: #15 Charles Johnson

When it comes to the Russia-Trump collusion theory, a bit more journalistic rigor is in order. thefederalist.com

— The Federalist

Hahahahhahahahhahahahhahahhahahahha’

Such a very serious rigorous journalism is the Federalist. Good dog….

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:34:49am

re: #48 jaunte

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Already blocked out for an important meeting with NRA and gun lobbyists, I’m sure.

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:34:56am

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹

Given the frequency of school shootings they might take that deal.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:36:04am
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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:36:06am

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Jim Hoft banned from CPAC, SPLC adds male supremacy groups to their hate list, Twitter cracks down on bots, Medium bans Cernovich and Posobiec — this is turning out to be a pretty great day.

“a change is gonna come”

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Amory Blaine  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:36:46am

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹

Waukesha students, faculty who participate in National School Walkout could face punishment

Waukesha School District students and faculty who participate in the National School Walkout during class time next month commemorating the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school will be considered disruptive and could face disciplinary action, a district email sent Tuesday to parents said.

Superintendent Todd Gray wrote the email to halt the support of “one or more individuals” who are promoting the event locally through womensmarch.com.

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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:37:49am

re: #56 Big Beautiful Door

Already blocked out for an important meeting with NRA and gun lobbyists, I’m sure.

“i had no idea they were coming”

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:38:47am
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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:39:49am

re: #35 makeitstop

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He was on Ari Melber’s show last night being a loud-mouth jerk. He seemed to be trying to do a balance between the good and the bad of Trump.

He did say he hadn’t been in front of Mueller yet. The time has come Sam. Let’s see how big a mouth you have with Mueller.

And oh yeah, some of that stuff you were saying that Trump has done wrong, etc., be ready to expound on that.

Here’s the melber interview from last night.

Iframe

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:40:25am
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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:40:35am

re: #60 Amory Blaine

Waukesha students, faculty who participate in National School Walkout could face punishment

1 - im sure the kids, in general are deciding whether whatever their particular school district is gonna do to them will be worth it

2 - simple solution - dont disrupt the day. just dont go to school that day. that cant be called disruptive. something else, maybe

theyre gonna figure all this out - they probably already did

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:41:08am

re: #51 Barefoot Grin

I wanna rock the Emma cut and do it myself. But I lack that overall follicular consistency….

I cut my own hair with clippers. But, I kneel beside the tub so hair doesn’t get everywhere.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:41:41am

re: #57 jaunte

Given the frequency of school shootings they might take that deal.

Followed by a lawsuit. I imagine there are a whole lot of up-and-coming civil rights lawyers who would love to make their name defending teenagers against a school district and the National Rifle Association.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:41:45am
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Dr. Matt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:42:36am

re: #63 ObserverArt

I watched the interview last night. He came off as such a slimy little punk. I bet he has a Men’s Rights membership card in his wallet.

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Amory Blaine  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:42:40am

My wife cuts mine. When she has me cornered.

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sagehen  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:43:26am

re: #51 Barefoot Grin

I wanna rock the Emma cut and do it myself. But I lack that overall follicular consistency….

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It only works if your head is a perfect shape.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:43:27am

re: #70 Amory Blaine

My wife cuts mine. When she has me cornered.

I sure hope you’re talking about your hair!

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:44:23am

re: #41 EPR-radar

If 30 years from now, the NRA has the same reputation that the KKK presently does, that will be serious progress.

I had that very same though this morning. I was trying to think of all the other acronyms that have been turned into hated organizations.

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Archangelus  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:44:26am

re: #31 bill d. (b.d.)

I wonder how many Bernie and Greenwald lost?

As with SCROTUS, the only correct answer is “not enough”…

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:44:50am
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bill d. (b.d.)  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:45:01am

re: #64 gocart mozart

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“I want to take the pills that Milo takes” - No One, Ever.

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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:46:33am

re: #68 Ace-o-aces

Many of them have emailed, called and texted me and told me that they support the Second Amendment, and that they wish they had guns to shoot back when Nikolas Cruz attacked them.

1. they are probably to young to own handguns and ccw (21 in florida?) - so what? they’re all carrying rifles?

2. name them

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Renaissance_Man  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:47:28am

re: #41 Blind Frog Belly White

It should. The NRA is a terrorist organisation. There is no functional difference between their promotional videos and ISIS videos.

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TedStriker  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:47:33am

re: #48 jaunte

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Rick Scott: Profile in Courage.

What a goddamn fucking coward, so afraid that a bunch of righteously pissed-off high-schoolers are going to publicly show him to be the craven, paid-for empty suit we here have known him to be all along.

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S'latch  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:47:47am

re: #75 jaunte

Reminds me of Ben Carson saying “Anyone caught involved in voter fraud should be immediately deported and have his citizenship revoked.”

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:47:47am

re: #75 jaunte

They’re still planning on running in 2018 on the “Immigrants are Bad” platform. You know, there’s been talk about moving the election to some other date, like during the summer. But I think a few farmers having to think about not having people to pick their crops this year will do wonders.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:47:51am

re: #76 bill d. (b.d.)

“I want to take the pills that Milo takes” - No One, Ever.

I think the I think Milo’s ride on the Wingnut Gravy Train may be coming to an ignominious end.

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Archangelus  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:48:45am

re: #51 Barefoot Grin

I wanna rock the Emma cut and do it myself. But I lack that overall follicular consistency….

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Hells bells, I lacked that overall follicular consistency when I was that age … which wasn’t that long ago either… /Jealousy

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:48:59am
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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:49:08am

re: #51 Barefoot Grin

I wanna rock the Emma cut and do it myself. But I lack that overall follicular consistency….

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And she is rockin’ the Beatles tunes.

I mentioned yesterday I was taken by her wearing a Beatles tee. Now she confirms it with the video.

Go Emma! You are the Beatles Revolution.

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:49:37am

re: #81 Belafon

That article points out that the problem with the proposed law is the criteria for “gang membership” is simply a police/ICE accusation.

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EPR-radar  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:50:48am

re: #75 jaunte

From the article, the worst part of this insane idea appears to be this galactic-scale elephant turd:

According to the proposal, “good moral character” is based on “relevant information or evidence, including classified, law enforcement sensitive, or national security information and shall be binding upon any court regardless of the applicable standard of review.”

So Trump could write a memo in crayon to the effect that all ‘messicans’ are gang members, have it be binding on the courts, and classify it to cover it up.

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:51:21am
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jaunte  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:52:30am

Kurt Eichenwald has a few thoughts threaded about Rick Scott:

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:52:53am

re: #87 EPR-radar

From the article, the worst part of this insane idea appears to be this galactic-scale elephant turd:

So Trump could write a memo in crayon to the effect that all ‘messicans’ are gang members, have it be binding on the courts, and classify it to cover it up.

The SCOTUS will chew that one up and spit it out.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:54:06am

re: #75 jaunte

They want to chip away at citizenship. Why don’t they just pull out their chart for determining citizenship from the Nuremberg Laws?

Not much of a step from “deport immigrants and strip citizenship of those who are not of good character” to “strip citizenship.” Remember, there are GOPers who want to strip citizenship already from their made up “anchor grandbabies.”

If I get sent to Poland, hopefully Mr. Johnson will let me log on from there.

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mmmirele  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:54:45am

re: #38 JordanRules

I sent a question to the CEO of the evil too big to fail bank I work for yesterday, asking if we could ban the use of our credit cards for assault weapons. This would not be a first; American banks most recently decided not to allow credit cards to be used for Bitcoin. So it’s possible. Dunno how likely it might be.

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:54:54am

re: #68 Ace-o-aces

[Craig R. Brittain for US Senate (R-AZ 2018) 🆒
@SenatorBrittain
I am not against the Parkland Students,

Many of them have emailed, called and texted me and told me that they support the Second Amendment, and that they wish they had guns to shoot back when Nikolas Cruz attacked them.

FAKE NEWS MEDIA WON’T COVER THEM

How many Craig? I seem to have a hard time believing you. I wonder why?

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:55:24am
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Belafon  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:56:50am

re: #93 ObserverArt

How many Craig? I seem to have a hard time believing you. I wonder why?

“I know. Now that I’ve survived a shooting, I’ll email some random candidate in Arizona and tell him I wanted a gun.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:56:58am

re: #93 ObserverArt

Convicted revenge porn felon says what?

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sagehen  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:58:18am

re: #92 mmmirele

I sent a question to the CEO of the evil too big to fail bank I work for yesterday, asking if we could ban the use of our credit cards for assault weapons. This would not be a first; American banks most recently decided not to allow credit cards to be used for Bitcoin. So it’s possible. Dunno how likely it might be.

You also can’t use credit cards (or PayPal) to donate to wikileaks.

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ckkatz  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:58:20am

It seems to me that Twitter will only be cleaned up from bot accounts when the advertisers sue them for fraud. Specifically for claiming so many real viewers per ad when many of those viewers are automated accounts. Bottom line is what they focus on.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:58:32am

Twitter Gulag 2: Conservative Boogaloo

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:58:48am

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

I think the I think Milo’s ride on the Wingnut Gravy Train may be coming to an ignominious end.

Only a matter of time before Milo checks out with an OD…

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petesh  Feb 21, 2018 • 11:59:41am

re: #63 ObserverArt

He was on Ari Melber’s show last night being a loud-mouth jerk. He seemed to be trying to do a balance between the good and the bad of Trump. …

That interview was quite interesting. I found it hard to tell where he draws his personal line, but clearly DJT as a person is way beyond it. This is one of the first indications I have seen that there might actually be a tipping point where Trump’s disgusting personal behavior (“he screws everyone”) eventually overcomes the “appeal” of his policies. As in, “We’ve got our tax cuts so let’s dump him.”

I also liked his “Manafort’s a nice guy, but yeah, they’re all lying.” That too might be a common thread. (There must be some way outta here, said the joker …)

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:00:59pm

re: #92 mmmirele

I saw your post about that the other day and was super impressed that you thought of it and were willing to submit it.

Good on you!

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:01:37pm

re: #84 FormerDirtDart

Popehat went to town on that nonsense….

these right wingers are all conspiracies all the time in an effort to claim that Mueller’s got nothing, and he’s throwing up these ticky-tack charges because he’s going to fold up and shut down without getting anyone important.

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:02:43pm

Keeping his mouth securely shut.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:03:32pm

re: #103 lawhawk

Popehat went to town on that nonsense….

these right wingers are all conspiracies all the time in an effort to claim that Mueller’s got nothing, and he’s throwing up these ticky-tack charges because he’s going to fold up and shut down without getting anyone important.

The only difference between now and Watergate is now we can see conservaderp being composed in real time. During Watergate I had to wait until information came out in the newspaper or on the radio.

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scottslemmons  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:03:49pm

re: #100 Joe Bacon 🌹

Only a matter of time before Milo checks out with an OD…

Yeah, I’d put Milo on a 2018 dead pool. He’s either going to OD, kill himself, or get capped by some bunch of Nazis.

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Skip Intro  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:04:28pm

re: #106 scottslemmons

Promises, promises.

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:06:33pm

We’re getting to the point in the program where we have to ask where all of Trump’s spawn are located (many are overseas or heading there), and whether they’ve got extradition treaties with the US:

Junior is in India, and his actions are blatantly corrupt.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:07:01pm

USA Today has an article out talking about the crisis actor conspiracy theories and mentioning Jim Hoft and Alex Jones by name. The underlying theme is that they are both idiots but sadly this will just drive more traffic their way.

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jaunte  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:07:31pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:07:46pm

Republicans only care about corruption when they’re NOT the ones doing the corrupting.

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:13:32pm
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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:14:05pm

re: #84 FormerDirtDart

The head of the House Intelligence Committee probably thought it was funny to publicly ask Russian intelligence for help, but it’s not funny. ]

well the president did it
of course he wasnt president then….

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:18:09pm
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Ace-o-aces  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:19:15pm

Twitter just restricted my account for telling off color “Yo Mama” jokes!

I think I’ll start a protest hashtag and threaten to sue!

Just kidding. I’m a functioning adult, so I’ll just delete the tweets and move on with my life.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:19:25pm
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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:20:35pm

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹

The only difference between now and Watergate is now we can see conservaderp being composed in real time. During Watergate I had to wait until information came out in the newspaper or on the radio.

…or for robert klein to write a routine about it

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:20:58pm

re: #114 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

And we’re supposed to feel what exactly that a goddamned Nazi lost followers who turned out to be bots that influence others?

Happy.

I’m going to go with happy. Happy that Twitter is actually trying to apply its rules against these bots in the first place.

Sad.

Sad that they waited as long as they did, all because they wanted to goose statistics and look good for ad sales/revenues.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:21:22pm
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:22:50pm

re: #70 Amory Blaine

My wife cuts mine. When she has me cornered.

My wife cuts mine. When I have her cornered. (but not cutting and having me go to Great Clips is about 2 hours of her paycheck, she figures, so she always agrees.)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:23:02pm
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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:24:05pm

re: #114 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

They’re suspending anything that looks like an influence-bot. People who are just so brainwashed they look like a bot are getting their accounts back. Looks like you were heavily influenced by the enemy, or the enemy found it useful to amplify your Tweets to weaken America.

hence: useful idiot

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:24:18pm

re: #5 KGxvi

I broke down and set up a twitter account a couple months back, mostly so I could better communicate with customer support for a mobile game I play. But reading about the bots on twitter reminds me a lot about the downfall of MySpace - in addition to the annoying ads, it became infested with what we used to call spam accounts.

Everyone with any free time on their hands should have a Twitter account. Even if you don’t Tweet, you can make a difference via Liking and reporting.

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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:25:42pm

re: #119 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I lost around 4000 or so

this line of thinking is asinine

they arent followers
they are bots
they arent people

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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:26:57pm

re: #27 Dr. Matt

Uncle Tom Clark is suddenly opposed to citizens criticizing the POTUS. The Trumptards really are clueless to their own hypocrisy.

David Clarke on Parkland shooting survivor: “My dad would have backhanded me” for “popping off to an authority figure”

So Clark is saying his father was an abusive authoritarian. Why am I not surprised?

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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:28:04pm

re: #32 ObserverArt

And Jill.

By the way…Bernie is not looking too good in some of these recent revelations. I get the feeling he sort of knew he was benefitting and he was willing to turn a blind eye to keep riding the wave money train he was on.

FIFY.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:28:11pm

Five Dollar Feminist goes after Rep. Joe Barton (R-Family values LOL) for his hypocrisy over guns.

Barton said his eleven-year-old son was hiding under a car during the shooting at the GOP Congressional Baseball Practice last year, yet his “A” rating from the NRA is more important than his son’s life.

She notes she’s just a libtart with a kid his son’s age, but managed as a heathen liberal to stay married to the same guy and not expose herself in public like he did.

wonkette.com

But he certainly did the least he could do, offering “thoughts and prayers” to the victims of the Parkland School Mass Murder.

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:30:02pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:31:04pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:31:54pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:32:30pm

re: #120 Barefoot Grin

My wife cuts mine. When I have her cornered. (but not cutting and having me go to Great Clips is about 2 hours of her paycheck, she figures, so she always agrees.)

My wife doesn’t cut mine. It is down close to my waist.

She says if she needs to she can strangle me with it.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:32:34pm

re: #27 Dr. Matt

His dad was probably the abuser who made Clarke what he is today. The right is full of abusers and their victims.

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Pineapple Pizzagate  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:33:01pm

re: #27 Dr. Matt

Uncle Tom Clark is suddenly opposed to citizens criticizing the POTUS. The Trumptards really are clueless to their own hypocrisy.

Please don’t refer to David Clarke as the character “Uncle Tom”.
Uncle Tom was a hero, not a hypocrite.

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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:33:53pm

re: #127 Anymouse 🌹

Five Dollar Feminist goes after Rep. Joe Barton (R-Family values LOL) for his hypocrisy over guns.

Barton said his eleven-year-old son was hiding under a car during the shooting at the GOP Congressional Baseball Practice last year, yet his “A” rating from the NRA is more important than his son’s life.

She notes she’s just a libtart with a kid his son’s age, but managed as a heathen liberal to stay married to the same guy and not expose herself in public like he did.

wonkette.com

But he certainly did the least he could do, offering “thoughts and prayers” to the victims of the Parkland School Mass Murder.

radio interview this morning with rabbis, and other men of the cloth re the shooting
one of the ministers said (paraphrased)

thoughts and prayers are important - they help and support those affected

but without action it is not a true prayer

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:36:12pm
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BlueGrl21  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:36:52pm

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹

Texas School District Threatens to Suspend Students Who Protest Gun Violence (goes to The Hill), more at the link:

Calling the ACLU . .

Hell, my husband has already said he’s walking out WITH his students.

I saw his principal last night and asked her about it. She said they supported the kids, period, and she’d figure out how to work with the walk out. There will be no suspensions.

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:39:17pm
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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:39:25pm

re: #60 Amory Blaine

Waukesha students, faculty who participate in National School Walkout could face punishment

Updated that he has softened the stance. #Win

I don’t think these school districts want to wind up in court vs the ACLU for violating 1st Amendment rights of Americans, students or parents.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:39:35pm

re: #136 BlueGrl21

That is good to hear. Now all we have to do is get a few more to do this.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:39:39pm

re: #134 dangerman

radio interview this morning with rabbis, and other men of the cloth re the shooting one of the ministers said (paraphrased)

thoughts and prayers are important - they help and support those affected

but without action it is not a true prayer

Well, the Book of James (named after me, obviously), chapter two in the New Testament notes:

14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

(KJV)

However, Martin Luther of the Protestant Reformation (or Revolt, depending on if you’re a Protestant or Catholic) called the Book of James “The Book of Straw.” Luther had little use for that book and its requirement for works as a companion to religious faith.

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Jay C  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:40:09pm

re: #116 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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This has been standard RWNJ malarkey for decades: its “logic” is that Democrats are just so unpopular with “Real Americans” that the only way they can win elections is by cheating. Usually:
1) registering and voting large numbers of dead people/illegal aliens/other unqualifieds
2) bribing voters
3) stuffing ballot boxes
4) hacking voting machines
5) all or some combination of above

All total projection, of course: presumably Mitchell thinks that “paper ballots” are some answer to the (generally non-existent) problem. Obviously, like his Hero Trump, he believes the only “fair” election is one that the GOP/RWNJ wins, and that any other result is immediately suspect.

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:40:38pm
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retired cynic  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:41:12pm

re: #44 JordanRules

Very interesting read, about Trump and McGahn and Cohen. And shady.

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scottslemmons  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:41:39pm

re: #138 MsJ

Updated that he has softened the stance. #Win

I don’t think these school districts want to wind up in court vs the ACLU for violating 1st Amendment rights of Americans, students or parents.

I don’t think these school districts want to admit they’d favor the NRA’s rights over their own students either. There’s being a dumbfuck conservative on a school board, and then there’s being a dumbfuck conservative on a school board with hordes of angry parents yelling at you at the next board meeting.

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:42:29pm

re: #143 retired cynic

Very shady.
I can’t wait until more of the pieces are connected.

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BlueGrl21  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:46:07pm

re: #139 PhillyPretzel

It’s a very large school in Texas, one of the biggest. And she can’t say this publicly but she’s about as liberal as it gets. She’ll make sure she works with the students.

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Interesting Times  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:46:08pm

Wow, I totally missed this from Ted Lieu:

Of course, now the swivel-eyed loons and their GOPer enablers will simply shift the conspiracy theory to durr hurr this proves it was all a democrat plot!!1!1!

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Mattand  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:47:10pm

So, I just had had a FB conversation with a guy who claim that not only did the North have more slaves, they didn’t care for them as well as the South.

Discuss. Or don’t. It hurts my head to think that I have to share this country with assholes like this.

Has anyone heard of this specific hot take before?

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whitebeach  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:47:50pm

re: #143 retired cynic

Very interesting read, about Trump and McGahn and Cohen. And shady.

“Shady” seems like an understatement these days. It’s like saying a triple-canopy rainforest is “shady.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:47:58pm
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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:49:25pm

re: #150 FormerDirtDart

Whoa.
Meanwhile…55 in Phoenix.

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:49:42pm

re: #138 MsJ

Updated that he has softened the stance. #Win

I don’t think these school districts want to wind up in court vs the ACLU for violating 1st Amendment rights of Americans, students or parents.

And that is how political protests work.

It shows the students are having success. There will be more people/organizations figuring out trying to stop them or bully them and put their efforts down will not be a good look and cost you.

The NRA will get the idea too if the students keep it up and get the support of lots of American citizens and media.

Which is exactly how the NRA got their power. And hopefully how they will lose it.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:49:45pm

re: #150 FormerDirtDart

Philly is right behind you.
forecast.weather.gov

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Mattand  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:49:50pm

re: #130 FormerDirtDart

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I cannot stress how happy I am to have an empathetic human being running my state again.

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:49:57pm

re: #137 gocart mozart

I’m sure the GOP would prefer 17 year olds not learning how to rise up.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:50:45pm

For MsJ

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SteelPH  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:50:59pm

re: #151 JordanRules

Whoa.
Meanwhile…55 in Phoenix.

53 in Pittsburgh.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:51:50pm

re: #148 Mattand

So, I just had had a FB conversation with a guy who claim that not only did the North have more slaves, they didn’t care for them as well as the South.

Discuss. Or don’t. It hurts my head to think that I have to share this country with assholes like this.

Has anyone heard of this specific hot take before?

I wouldn’t even bother because that is just so frigging stupid.

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Mattand  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:51:51pm

re: #153 PhillyPretzel

Philly is right behind you.
forecast.weather.gov

I’m walking around in shorts today because it is 80 freaking degrees in February in South Jersey. This shit ain’t right.

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Mattand  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:52:32pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

I wouldn’t even bother because that is just so frigging stupid.

It’s kinda like finding a new form of life that, by rights, should not exist but does.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:52:47pm

Peaked at 82 degrees here in the DC burbs.

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:53:09pm

re: #148 Mattand

So, I just had had a FB conversation with a guy who claim that not only did the North have more slaves, they didn’t care for them as well as the South.

Discuss. Or don’t. It hurts my head to think that I have to share this country with assholes like this.

Has anyone heard of this specific hot take before?

Not sure how that makes slavery a good thing.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:53:28pm

re: #148 Mattand

So, I just had had a FB conversation with a guy who claim that not only did the North have more slaves, they didn’t care for them as well as the South.

Discuss. Or don’t. It hurts my head to think that I have to share this country with assholes like this.

Has anyone heard of this specific hot take before?

There are census data going back to 1790 for all states that enumerated the free and enslaved blacks in every state. I haven’t checked this for accuracy, but that guy is full of shit.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:53:44pm

re: #160 Mattand

It’s kinda like finding a new form of life that, by rights, should not exist but does.

One of my friends pushed the Democrats and the left are the KKK bs. I didn’t even bother because it’s just so stupid.

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:55:01pm

His opponent is on it today!

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SteelPH  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:55:03pm

re: #164 HappyWarrior

One of my friends pushed the Democrats and the left are the KKK bs. I didn’t even bother because it’s just so stupid.

Remind me again which party was it that David Duke ran as?
//

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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:55:15pm

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹

My wife doesn’t cut mine. It is down close to my waist.

She says if she needs to she can strangle me with it.

And at some point, you can donate it to the cancer group that makes wigs for those who are stricken with cancer. Added bonus!

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Mattand  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:55:46pm

re: #162 Belafon

Not sure how that makes slavery a good thing.

Yeah, that’s exactly what I noticed. No indication whatsoever that slavery was bad; just an insane claim that deflects responsibility from the South. I didn’t throw that in his face, but I may still.

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Jay C  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:55:50pm

re: #138 MsJ

re: #138 MsJ

Any other wheezy old geezers veteran observers of social movements here getting a faint echo of the Vietnam Era in the initial (near-panicky) responses of these school boards/administrators to the very thought of organized student protests? Basically the same reflexive reactions: “ban ‘em, threaten ‘em, suspend ‘em!!” - and probably by the children of the same types who freaked out over stuff like this in the ’60s (i.e. dumbfuck conservatives). They can’t tag kids as “commie-symps” nowadays (though I’m sure they’d try) - but the knee-jerk reaction(aryism) is the same…

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Ace-o-aces  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:56:39pm

Wow, that’s a lot of crisis actors. Soros is gonna be broke!

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Bubblehead II  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:56:51pm

Well the temp has finally hit +36 degrees, laundry is done for the week and dinner is thawing. Think I will take my new toy out and try to learn how to fly it.

Back in a while. I may even have some pics/video to upload.

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:57:43pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:58:56pm
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Weaselone  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:59:01pm

re: #163 Blind Frog Belly White

There are census data going back to 1790 for all states that enumerated the free and enslaved blacks in every state. I haven’t checked this for accuracy, but that guy is full of shit.

He’ll probably backtrack with stuff about the new immigrants being treated worse than slaves. Basically a rehash of the Southern slaves were treated better than Northern factory workers BS.

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darthstar  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:59:03pm
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Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:59:26pm

re: #49 Charles Johnson

Jim Hoft banned from CPAC, SPLC adds male supremacy groups to their hate list, Twitter cracks down on bots, Medium bans Cernovich and Posobiec — this is turning out to be a pretty great day.

I think the “basket gathering phase,” in which these creatures were encouraged to run wild and out themselves, is drawing to a close. It will now be time to act on the information gathered.

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2018 • 12:59:44pm

re: #173 FormerDirtDart

“It’s all Eve’s fault I bit into the apple.”

STFU Bernie.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:00:08pm

re: #173 FormerDirtDart

Hindsight is 20/20.

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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:00:21pm

re: #148 Mattand

So, I just had had a FB conversation with a guy who claim that not only did the North have more slaves, they didn’t care for them as well as the South.

Discuss. Or don’t. It hurts my head to think that I have to share this country with assholes like this.

Has anyone heard of this specific hot take before?

so?
1865 was 153 years ago

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:00:31pm
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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:00:33pm

re: #156 Stanley Sea

For MsJ

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Mr T was interviewed on Canadian tv and radio.

At first, I thought it was a campaign to garner interest in curling. But listening to him speak, he is really into it. Knowledge way beyond what someone who was being paid would have.

Which is cool as hell!

#CurlingIScoolFool :-D

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:01:25pm

re: #173 FormerDirtDart

What a freaking joke. He sounds like Trump. If she had spoke up about bots pushing Sanders’ campaign the pie fight on our side would have been even more ridiculous. I have to say though, I began to think a lot of the bernie or bust folks were really just bots/agit prop.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:01:45pm

re: #168 Mattand

Yeah, that’s exactly what I noticed. No indication whatsoever that slavery was bad; just an insane claim that deflects responsibility from the South. I didn’t throw that in his face, but I may still.

The claim is bullshit, but what it really is is just chaff, like what airplanes drop to confuse incoming missiles. I’ve seen claims like “The Irish Were Slaves, Too!”, and “Slavery Wasn’t Racist, Because There Were Black Slaveowners!”, but all of these are horseshit, designed to make black slavery into something somehow less egregiously racist. It’s like claims of black volunteer regiments in the Confederate Army.

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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:03:31pm

re: #173 FormerDirtDart

Sanders: Clinton campaign should have spoken up about Russian bots in 2016

in your own one sentence why you should never get near the presidency

(ps you want to run as a dem, register as a dem)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:03:47pm

re: #169 Jay C

Any other wheezy old geezers veteran observers of social movements here getting a faint echo of the Vietnam Era in the initial (near-panicky) responses of these school boards/administrators to the very thought of organized student protests? Basically the same reflexive reactions: “ban ‘em, threaten ‘em, suspend ‘em!!” - and probably by the children of the same types who freaked out over stuff like this in the ’60s (i.e. dumbfuck conservatives). They can’t tag kids as “commie-symps” nowadays (though I’m sure they’d try) - but the knee-jerk reaction(aryism) is the same…

I spent most of my senior year (1969-70) in the principal’s office because I was a civil rights “troublemaker”…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:06:02pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:06:36pm

re: #68 Ace-o-aces

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:08:26pm

Dude is a straight up asshole. He needs to go away!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:10:44pm
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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:10:48pm

Short thread…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:11:38pm
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Ace-o-aces  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:11:53pm

I’m band from tweeting for another 11 hours or so (totally worth it, BTW. those were some awesome “yo mama” jokes). Feel free to use this chart in the meantime.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:12:23pm

re: #151 JordanRules

Whoa.
Meanwhile…55 in Phoenix.

29 here in the Nebraska Panhandle. At dawn, it was -8F.

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ckkatz  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:12:27pm

re: #148 Mattand

So, I just had had a FB conversation with a guy who claim that not only did the North have more slaves, they didn’t care for them as well as the South.

Discuss. Or don’t. It hurts my head to think that I have to share this country with assholes like this.

Has anyone heard of this specific hot take before?

Your friend is confused (or dishonest). That claim is, of course, nonsense. But it may be based upon some or any of the following. I would suspect the final point is what is being argued.

First, several states that mostly sided with the Union were slave states. Maryland, Kentucky, West Virginia, Delaware.

Second, several states that in portion sided with the Union were slave states, such as Tennessee and Missouri.

Third, several states that had embraced abolition. (Ending of slavery) New Jersey had grandfathered in slavery for those who were slaves at the time of abolition. The last 16 slaves there were not freed until the passage of the 13th amendment in 1865.

Fourth, there is the odious and false neo-Confederate argument that slaves were treated well and were happy in the slaver South and that it was freed blacks that were the ones mistreated. This argument was also tried before the Civil War. And was roundly disproved through reports and graphics such as photographs of the inhumane mistreatment. Plus the fact that whenever Union armies drew near, many thousands of slaves fled to them.

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:14:21pm

Wow. Fuck this guy.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:14:23pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:14:48pm

re: #173 FormerDirtDart

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Says the guy whose campaign benefited from said bots.

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allegro  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:15:11pm

re: #184 dangerman

(ps you want to run as a dem, register as a dem)

(please don’t)

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darthstar  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:15:25pm

Hey everyone…is it my imagination or are we back in October of 2016 again?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:16:11pm

re: #180 FormerDirtDart

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You know what you did. You went after kids because you’re an asshole with no empathy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:16:58pm

re: #60 Amory Blaine

Waukesha students, faculty who participate in National School Walkout could face punishment

they daily face the prospect of getting shot…

do they really think this is going to faze them in the least?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:17:28pm

re: #188 JordanRules

Dude is a straight up asshole. He needs to go away!

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Fucker.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:17:33pm

re: #201 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Not one bit.

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:17:43pm

re: #180 FormerDirtDart

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Is anyone accepting Dinesh D’Souza’s apology?

I’m not. To hell with him.

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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:18:03pm

re: #198 allegro

(please don’t)

yeah, i didnt write that part clear enough
i didnt mean him - i meant everybody going forward

i cant understand how the party lets anyone run as a dem who isnt registered as a dem.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:18:04pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:18:57pm

re: #204 ObserverArt

Is anyone accepting Dinesh D’Souza’s apology?

I’m not. To hell with him.

Claiming he was talking about the media would only make sense if he had tweeted about the media. He’s facing blowback. Good riddance Dinesh.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:19:31pm

re: #186 FormerDirtDart

Doofus conservaderpers weighing in on the “good guy with a gun” narrative, not reading the article which notes the security guard was unarmed.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:19:46pm

re: #205 dangerman

yeah, i didnt write that part clear enough
i didnt mean him - i meant everybody going forward

i cant understand how the party lets anyone run as a dem who isnt registered as a dem.

Yeah I didn’t get that either. Which is why I take issue with the idea that he was mistreated.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:19:49pm

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

I think the I think Milo’s ride on the Wingnut Gravy Train may be coming to an ignominious end.

He is stuck with a shitload of legal fees to cover

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Belafon  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:20:29pm

re: #199 darthstar

Hey everyone…is it my imagination or are we back in October of 2016 again?

Until we find out the scope of the election interference, we are going to revisit parts of 2016 again and again. It’s very much an investigation.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:20:31pm

re: #211 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He is stuck with a shitload of legal fees to cover

Good.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:21:16pm
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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:21:38pm

re: #180 FormerDirtDart

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:21:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:21:52pm

re: #199 darthstar

Hey everyone…is it my imagination or are we back in October of 2016 again?

when one has nothing positive to contribute, one goes back to the glory days of airing of grievances…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:22:43pm

BREAKING NEWS

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darthstar  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:22:47pm

re: #212 Belafon

Until we find out the scope of the election interference, we are going to revisit parts of 2016 again and again. It’s very much an investigation.

Okay…I’m cool with that. Speaking of investigations, it should be noted that it’s not a good idea to lie to Mueller. Lie to your mom. Lie to your priest. Lie to god. But don’t fuckin’ lie to Mueller…he’ll catch you.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:24:09pm

re: #218 FormerDirtDart

BREAKING NEWS

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Good news for my belly, bad for my diet.

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darthstar  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:25:15pm
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ckkatz  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:25:15pm

re: #215 MsJ

F*ck him and the horse he came in on

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:25:30pm

re: #204 ObserverArt

Is anyone accepting Dinesh D’Souza’s apology?

I’m not. To hell with him.

Mr. D’Felon D’Sousa is only sorry he was caught; he would not have apologised (for anything) if he’d not been called out and roundly condemned.

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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:25:39pm

re: #188 JordanRules

Dude is a straight up asshole. He needs to go away!

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But now that it’s cool to be against the NRA, watch Bernie change his tune.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:25:58pm
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allegro  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:26:35pm

re: #221 darthstar

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When his VP says: You’re the greatest president in the history of the world. Then he swallows.

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Hecuba's daughter  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:28:15pm

re: #81 Belafon

They’re still planning on running in 2018 on the “Immigrants are Bad” platform. You know, there’s been talk about moving the election to some other date, like during the summer. But I think a few farmers having to think about not having people to pick their crops this year will do wonders.

How can election for federal offices be moved? Aren’t those dates specified in the Constitution?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:28:22pm
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darthstar  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:28:44pm

So the listening session is apparently on and so far Trump, a pastor, Pence, and Betsy DeVos have all spoken…and Trump is still talking.

Listening…

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:29:11pm

People who are considering running for office in 2020 are going to be discussed.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:29:40pm

Just spent the afternoon one on one with one of the Dem Congressional Cand, for the TX-25. Interesting woman but she need help strategizing. I told her to forget about the Republican men and their sons in the district and to concentrate on Republican women and their daughters. This should be the main focus after the primary. She hadn’t thought of that. But is rang clear as soon as she heard it. I also told her to get a national media champion (female). Oh!!
She’d hardscrabble, and it’s totally grassroots, no pac money. Anyway, I think I’m on the team. 1 time for everything. Suggestions? She is running in one of the reddest districts in the state.
@JulieforTX25 /Julie Oliver on FB

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Sir John Barron  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:29:50pm

re: #180 FormerDirtDart

While it aimed at media manipulation, my tweet was insensitive to students who lost friends in a terrible tragedy. I’m truly sorry

— Dinesh D’Souza

Translation: While ostensibly criticizing the media, which is airing unpleasant truths I took the occasion to shit all over the survivors and victims of the tragedy I was hoping to exploit.

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:30:05pm

The students are praising the yam.

They were warned obvs.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:30:24pm
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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:30:35pm

re: #220 HappyWarrior

Good news for my belly, bad for my diet.

No impact on mine. That green shit looks disgusting.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:31:48pm

re: #235 MsJ

No impact on mine. That green shit looks disgusting.

I usually don’t like McDs. I’m starving right now though. Was in court all afternoon and didn’t get time for a bite.

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lawhawk  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:32:00pm

re: #229 darthstar

So the listening session is apparently on and so far Trump, a pastor, Pence, and Betsy DeVos have all spoken…and Trump is still talking.

Listening…

They’re listening to themselves talk. And they’ll use up all the allotted time and thank the folks they’ve invited for listening.

In other words, it’s how Congress does their thing too - they just love hearing themselves talk and pontificate at hearings where they’re supposed to be gathering information.

Those who attended are in a photo op they have no control over because Trump is there.

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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:32:05pm

re: #235 MsJ

No impact on mine. That green shit looks disgusting.

Why do you hate Edgar G Robinson?

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:33:01pm

re: #235 MsJ

Not a fan of guacamole? LOL

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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:33:06pm

re: #238 Decatur Deb

Why do you hate Edgar G Robinson?

Que?

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:33:33pm

re: #195 JordanRules

Wow. Fuck this guy.

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I have a past Photoshop for times like this.

Face it Bernie…after the high wears off reality kicks in.
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darthstar  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:33:34pm
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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:34:22pm

I’m tingling again.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:35:35pm

re: #233 Stanley Sea

The students are praising the yam.

They were warned obvs.

Praising him for what?

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ckkatz  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:35:53pm

re: #231 Dave In Austin

Just spent the afternoon one on one with one of the Dem Congressional Cand, for the TX-25. Interesting woman but she need help strategizing. I told her to forget about the Republican men and their sons in the district and to concentrate on Republican women and their daughters. This should be the main focus after the primary. She hadn’t thought of that. But is rang clear as soon as she heard it. I also told her to get a national media champion (female). Oh!!
She’d hardscrabble, and it’s totally grassroots, no pac money. Anyway, I think I’m on the team. 1 time for everything. Suggestions? She is running in one of the reddest districts in the state.
@JulieforTX25 /Julie Oliver on FB

That is great! Congratulations to her. And to you!

My thought would be to see what resources the DNC can provide. Take their data, observations, and ideas. And possibly, financial support.

_But_ not to lose control of her own race. Don’t let them run her over. She should make her own decisions.

She needs to be the Democratic expert on her district.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:36:47pm

re: #231 Dave In Austin

I also told her to get a national media champion (female). Oh!!

Cecile Richards, maybe?

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Stanley Sea  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:37:39pm

They invited DC students

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Decatur Deb  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:37:45pm

re: #240 MsJ

Que?

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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:40:21pm

re: #248 Decatur Deb

Is this the…’soylent green is people’ thing?

I am feeling very culturally illiterate right now. :-)

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:40:58pm

re: #199 darthstar

Hey everyone…is it my imagination or are we back in October of 2016 again?

I don’t know about everyone else…but I am discussing comments made very recently.

Believe me, I want to move on from Bernie Sanders too. But he keeps coming up, so we discuss.

And I think for some silly reason, a guy by the name of Mueller is very interested in things from around early 2013 all the way up to today. I believe that covers October 2016.

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dangerman  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:42:06pm

re: #250 ObserverArt

I don’t know about everyone else…but I am discussing comments made very recently.

Believe me, I want to move on from Bernie Sanders too. But he keeps coming up, so we discuss.

And I think for some silly reason, a guy by the name of Mueller is very interested in things from around early 2013 all the way up to today. I believe that covers October 2016.

like a bad lunch

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:42:45pm

re: #249 MsJ

Yes,

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MsJ  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:43:08pm

re: #252 gocart mozart

Yes,

Oh goody! I am only partially illiterate!

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gocart mozart  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:43:42pm

Didn’t realize it was Preet who prosecuted him

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JordanRules  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:44:09pm

re: #250 ObserverArt

Also, everybody’s record on guns is up for discussion… especially if you might run again.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:46:27pm

re: #148 Mattand

So, I just had had a FB conversation with a guy who claim that not only did the North have more slaves, they didn’t care for them as well as the South.

Discuss. Or don’t. It hurts my head to think that I have to share this country with assholes like this.

Has anyone heard of this specific hot take before?

No. Its obviously false, not that truth matters in the slightest to wingnuts.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:49:10pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:51:09pm

re: #254 gocart mozart

Didn’t realize it was Preet who prosecuted him

D’Felon D’Sousa is still on probation.

Details of his conviction:

fbi.gov

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Dave In Austin  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:51:40pm

re: #245 ckkatz

That is great! Congratulations to her. And to you!

My thought would be to see what resources the DNC can provide. Take their data, observations, and ideas. And possibly, financial support.

_But_ not to lose control of her own race. Don’t let them run her over. She should make her own decisions.

She needs to be the Democratic expert on her district.

DNC will only fund 3 races here in the state. Unfortunately hers is not one of them . That was a point of discussion. Signs. She hates signs, we all do but here in TX during an election cycle. All the signs here are Red Red…. I told her the blue one would stick out.

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ObserverArt  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:51:51pm

re: #244 Sir John Barron

Praising him for what?

I heard one young lady say “for being a great leader.”

And then I think back to my senior year in high school and how I ended up voting for Nixon.

Youth. Understanding what is happening will come later for them as it does for all of us.

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Anymouse 🌹  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:52:12pm

re: #256 Big Beautiful Door

No. Its obviously false, not that truth matters in the slightest to wingnuts.

Christopher Hitchens: “Religion poisons everything.”

Conservatism has been a religion as long as I’ve been alive.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:53:22pm

re: #257 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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It’s not.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:56:03pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thx, done

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 21, 2018 • 1:57:27pm

re: #263 Dave In Austin

Thx, done

Cecile might, at first look, appear to be a risky choice but I think she will resonate very well with Texas women.

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Kragar  Feb 21, 2018 • 2:51:37pm
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sauceruney  Feb 21, 2018 • 3:42:21pm

re: #27 Dr. Matt

Uncle Tom Clark is suddenly opposed to citizens criticizing the POTUS. The Trumptards really are clueless to their own hypocrisy.

David Clarke on Parkland shooting survivor: “My dad would have backhanded me” for “popping off to an authority figure”

Which is why he became an authority figure people would pop off to. He wants their parents to hit them for him vicariously.

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sauceruney  Feb 21, 2018 • 3:47:04pm

re: #260 ObserverArt

I heard one young lady say “for being a great leader.”

And then I think back to my senior year in high school and how I ended up voting for Nixon.

Youth. Understanding what is happening will come later for them as it does for all of us.

I remember being in grade school that voting day. Not even old enough to know about politics, somehow we were all chanting the catchy phrase “Nixon Nixon he’s our man, throw McGovern in the garbage can!”… which I brought home, much to the horror of my parents.

My first and last day as a Republican.

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retired cynic  Feb 21, 2018 • 5:50:30pm

re: #231 Dave In Austin

Take to Decatur Deb!


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