House Republicans Exonerate Figurehead

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So. Donald Trump is crowing tonight, with caps-lock set on STUN, after the GOP-controlled House Intelligence Committee proclaims they have found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Raise your hand if this shocks you in any way.

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:05:14pm

This is not a statement by the House Intelligence Committee but by the Republicans on the committee. It’s complete bullshit.

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Belafon  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:06:32pm
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Belafon  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:07:43pm

One of my favorite voice actors:

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Belafon  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:09:10pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:10:28pm

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Belafon  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:10:58pm

About Michigan:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:14:49pm

Am hoping for Conor to win in PA-18 tomorrow and then see the GOP meltdown tomorrow night…

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Belafon  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:17:19pm

re: #7 Joe Bacon 🌹

Am hoping for Conor to win in PA-18 tomorrow and then see the GOP meltdown tomorrow night…

I made one final Lamb donation Saturday. Since I’m in Texas, I wish I could pretty much skip to 7pm tomorrow.

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petesh  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:19:19pm

re: #7 Joe Bacon 🌹

Am hoping for Conor to win in PA-18 tomorrow and then see the GOP meltdown tomorrow night…

I wouldn’t be surprised if Lamb lost in a squeaker and the GOP has a meltup, I suppose you’d call it. I’d put money on it, because I’d be so happy if I lost the cash. Either way, it won’t be underblown. This making up words is fun.

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Belafon  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:20:01pm

re: #9 petesh

I wouldn’t be surprised if Lamb lost in a squeaker and the GOP has a meltup, I supposed you’d call it. I’d put money on it, because I’d be so happy if I lost the cash. Either way, it won’t be underblown. This making up words is fun.

OK, Shakespeare.

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petesh  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:20:39pm

re: #10 Belafon

OK, Shakespeare.

I plod humbly in the master’s footsteps.

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Cheechako  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:21:15pm

Prediction: Mueller will hand down more indictments this week…possibly including a politician or two.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:22:59pm

re: #12 Cheechako

Prediction: Mueller will hand down more indictments this week…possibly including a politician or two.

I do see panic.

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ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:25:10pm

re: #12 Cheechako

Prediction: Mueller will hand down more indictments this week…possibly including a politician or two.

Devin Nunes would be nice…but I don’t know if Mueller is even looking into that rat.

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JordanRules  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:25:41pm

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka

This is not a statement by the House Intelligence Committee but by the Republicans on the committee. It’s complete bullshit.

It’s like The Memo: Part2 - Super Memo.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:26:28pm

Today would be a great day for Trump to release his tax returns.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:27:05pm

re: #14 ObserverArt

Mueller wipes his ass with that clown.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:27:25pm

I want to be like:

WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU SHOUTING YOU STUPID ORANGE TOAD?!

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teleskiguy  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:31:22pm

re: #18 Eclectic Cyborg

I want to be like

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:37:37pm

re: #19 teleskiguy

The Dude never fails to be relevant.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:37:50pm

Stormy’s atty on Don Lemon = the notary issue is a red herring,

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:39:32pm

re: #14 ObserverArt

Devin Nunes would be nice…but I don’t know if Mueller is even looking into that rat.

Art, i got a feeling you’re right. I got a feeling Mueller will go after Nunes!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:42:20pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:42:53pm

I am watching Rob Porter’s ex now reading her statement on Lawrence’s program and it is heartbreaking!

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teleskiguy  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:45:00pm

I skimmed the thread downstairs since I’ve logged in a few hours ago. It’s the fire hose of insanity, all this shit coming down the pike. Fire hose of insanity.

Giphy

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ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:45:32pm

re: #22 Joe Bacon 🌹

Art, i got a feeling you’re right. I got a feeling Mueller will go after Nunes!

Let’s hope Joe. Something has to happen with Nunes. I’d hate to see him get away with the shit he has pulled unquestioned.

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Belafon  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:48:07pm

re: #26 ObserverArt

Let’s hope Joe. Something has to happen with Nunes. I’d hate to see him get away with the shit he has pulled unquestioned.

Do we know what his district looks like as far as elections this fall?

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petesh  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:52:28pm

re: #27 Belafon

Do we know what his district looks like as far as elections this fall?

He got over 60% of the vote last time, but he’s such an asshole that he is a target for state-wide intervention — people going door-to-door etc. Not at the top of the list for expelling, but not impossible. I think the electorate may be evolving some too.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:52:44pm

I can about guarantee you Mueller is looking at Nunes.

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petesh  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:53:16pm

re: #29 Eclectic Cyborg

I can about guarantee you Mueller is looking at Nunes.

Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease

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ObserverArt  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:53:43pm

re: #27 Belafon

Do we know what his district looks like as far as elections this fall?

I had the impression he is safe.

But then I found this bit at Ballotpedia. Primaries set for June 5th.

California’s 22nd Congressional District election, 2018

California’s 22nd Congressional District has been represented by a Republican since the 2002 elections. Heading into the 2018 election, the seat is held by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R). As of January 22, 2018, a total of eight candidates have declared their intention to challenge Nunes for the seat, including six Democrats, one Libertarian, and one member of the American Solidarity Party.

Although Nunes won his 2016 election by a 35-point margin, Donald Trump (R) won the seat by less than 10 points. Political observers such as Bloomberg’s Francis Wilkinson have said that Nunes’ closeness with Trump, including his role in the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, could potentially make him vulernable in 2018.[4] A Public Policy Polling survey conducted in January 2018 on behalf of the campaign of attorney Andrew Janz (D) found Nunes leading a generic Democratic candidate 50-45

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Belafon  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:55:30pm

re: #28 petesh

re: #31 ObserverArt

So, not impossible with Trump’s -15 everywhere right now, but it will take a lot of work. I’m glad people seem to be up for a lot of work now.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 12, 2018 • 7:59:58pm
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Stanley Sea  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:00:34pm

re: #31 ObserverArt

I had the impression he is safe.

But then I found this bit at Ballotpedia. Primaries set for June 5th.

California’s 22nd Congressional District election, 2018

Take.Him.Down

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MsJ  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:02:31pm

re: #16 Ace Rothstein

Today would be a great day for Trump to release his tax returns.

All three Republicans in Pennsylvania have announced that they are not releasing their taxes.

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Citizen K  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:03:59pm

re: #35 MsJ

All three Republicans in Pennsylvania have announced that they are not releasing their taxes.

Why should they? If nothing else, the last couple years have proved that Republicans never have to play by any rules, ever, and they’ll get away with it.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:05:15pm

Arg, Philly is gone.

To share with Prairie etc., I’m re-watching the Victoria ep where she went to France.

The baby bird meal!

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:05:21pm
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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:07:10pm

re: #33 Ace-o-aces

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Yawn. Poor baby Donnie.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:08:58pm

re: #38 Ace-o-aces

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Trumpers really should not talk about mobility given the whale they worship.

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Interesting Times  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:10:54pm
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Weaselone  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:16:26pm

re: #38 Ace-o-aces

So she slipped on uneven stone steps?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:16:58pm
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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:17:22pm

re: #42 Weaselone

So she slipped on uneven stone steps?

Burn her!

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teleskiguy  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:17:41pm

re: #29 Eclectic Cyborg

I can about guarantee you Mueller is looking at Nunes.

Mueller’s looking at Nunes, Trump, janitors at Trump Hotel Las Vegas, more porn stars… I believe his net is far reaching. I wonder when he will release his report. Before or after the mid-term elections? Or later?

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retired cynic  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:18:29pm

re: #42 Weaselone

So she slipped on uneven stone steps?

What about DT clinging to PM May’s arm on the ramp at the White House?

(If I had a $1000 bucks for every flop I’ve taken…. well, I’d be a darned sight richer!)

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:18:44pm

re: #41 Interesting Times

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I’m glad he realizes that. I just hope he realizes this and the fact that Trump and his party don’t give a fuck about people like him. They only care about wealthy donors.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:19:48pm

re: #46 retired cynic

What about DT clinging to PM May’s arm on the ramp at the White House?

(If I had a $1000 bucks for every flop I’ve taken…. well, I’d be a darned sight richer!)

They’re too busy fapping to Ben Garrisons cartoons of Trump as a macho man.

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teleskiguy  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:20:25pm

re: #46 retired cynic

What about DT clinging to PM May’s arm on the ramp at the White House?

(If I had a $1000 bucks for every flop I’ve taken…. well, I’d be a darned sight richer!)

If I got a thousand bucks for every time I faceplanted whilst skiing this winter, I would get $3000. All faceplants occurred on the same day.

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prairiefire  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:21:48pm

re: #37 Stanley Sea

Arg, Philly is gone.

To share with Prairie etc., I’m re-watching the Victoria ep where she went to France.

The baby bird meal!

“Such dreamy eyes”, said the King about Albert. I thought the season ender was a bit of a mash up. There are several Queen Victoria lectures by British scholars on YouTube that are pretty good. Jenna Coleman said on a talk show that most of the nursery scenes are filmed with that particular child actor’s parent dressed as the nursemaid. Many more kids to come!

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retired cynic  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:22:39pm

re: #49 teleskiguy

If I got a thousand bucks for every time I faceplanted whilst skiing, I would get $3000. All faceplants occurred on the same day.

Heck, I can do it while walking. Put me on skis and it would be all over! (I used to be coordinated, really. Could walk and talk at the same time and not fall down.)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:24:43pm

re: #51 retired cynic

Heck, I can do it while walking. Put me on skis and it would be all over! (I used to be coordinated, really. Could walk and talk at the same time and not fall down.)

If I had a nickel for every time I tripped over my size-13’s while just walking down the damn sidewalk, I’d be a thousandaire.

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meteor  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:26:24pm

USA 5 - Korea 0, men’s team sled hockey in the Paralympics.

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teleskiguy  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:26:45pm

re: #49 teleskiguy

This is edited. I did, in fact, faceplant three times *this winter* on the same day. I still laugh about it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:28:47pm

re: #54 teleskiguy

This is edited. I did, in fact, faceplant three time *this winter* on the same day. I still laugh about it.

For rank amateurs like me, who are embarrassed over the *one time* I fell under a fence on the slopes, the fact that a relative pro like you faceplanted three times in a day gives me hope that I might actually get back out there some day and not make a fool of myself.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:34:09pm

I’m just posting this to remember a day, not so long ago, when Trump would post something stupid on Twitter and only get 25 replies.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:35:49pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:37:54pm

re: #57 goddamnedfrank

I think I would lose my fucking mind if I had to go to 100 Trump rallies.

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retired cynic  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:39:02pm

re: #58 Eclectic Cyborg

I think I would lose my fucking mind if I had to go to 100 Trump rallies.

One.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:40:19pm

For the record, yes this was an actual conspiracy theory. It was promoted by the Flat Earth Society. I’ve just always been impressed that they were able to pack, like, 6 layers of stupid into such a simple premise.

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majii  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:43:36pm

re: #47 HappyWarrior

“I’m glad he realizes that. I just hope he realizes this and the fact that Trump and his party don’t give a fuck about people like him. They only care about wealthy donors.”

Race matters, HW, no matter how much we wish it wouldn’t. The right waged an intensive eight-year attack campaign against PBO by criticizing everything he did, from his choice in clothes to the type of mustard he ate. And all of it was accompanied by racism, and it paid off for them in 2016. They convinced millions of Americans that no POC belongs in the WH by making PBO “the other” and by using racist bullhorns, all while calling him the racist to cover up their own racism. That sh*t stuck in the heads of those who voted for Trump in 2016 because they really believe/d the GOP’s lies. Some are still blaming PBO for dividing the nation and promoting racism even though they see the Yam doing it nearly every time he opens his yap. Race matters in America, HW. If PBO had said the things the Yam has been saying, the GOP would have found some reason to impeach him. You and I know this. The lying and hypocrisy from the right is out of control and seems to be escalating. If it is beginning to backfire on them with some voters, it’s good for the nation and the world.

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JordanRules  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:48:49pm
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Ace-o-aces  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:50:07pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:50:14pm

re: #55 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The snow was shallow and weird that day, the wind blew the snow around into weird berms and hidden powder shots. Well, three of those berms/shots were illusions, there was a rock lurking underneath, an undulation not seen on the snow surface, BLAM! Faceplant.

It’s been a horrid year for snowfall, and I still laugh at this day. I have to. It helps me remember this exceptionally low snowfall year. I faceplanted that day *because* of the low snowfall.

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Single-handed sailor  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:52:04pm

re: #62 JordanRules

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I’d trust a drunken bonobo to manage my money over him.

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makeitstop  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:53:29pm

re: #62 JordanRules

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Ratings are dipping, they decided to bring in a new character.
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:57:14pm

re: #63 Ace-o-aces

Gotta be the funniest thing I’ve seen all day.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:58:38pm

Ha….ha….hahaha….hahahahahaha………..hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JordanRules  Mar 12, 2018 • 8:59:34pm
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Sea Mexican!  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:05:06pm

re: #22 Joe Bacon 🌹

Art, i got a feeling you’re right. I got a feeling Mueller will go after Nunes!

As much as I’d love to see that, I very much doubt Mueller would take this risk so soon. The GOP would go the extra mile for him, especially with all their recent losses.

I suspect Mueller will leave Nunes for the last round, when any attempt at shutting down the investigation would be futile.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:09:26pm

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teleskiguy  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:09:43pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:17:54pm

I’m guessing no other world leader is dumb enough to tweet in all CAPS.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:18:03pm

re: #71 Kilroy was here

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Shouldn’t the title really be “From Ru$$ia With Lu$t”?

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jaunte  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:20:21pm

re: #71 Kilroy was here

Small edit:

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jaunte  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:22:53pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:23:01pm

re: #75 jaunte

Small edit:

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Smallfinger…
He’s the man
The man with the reverse Midas touch…

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:25:12pm
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A Mom Anon  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:30:02pm

re: #43 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I just now saw this, laying in bed scrolling through the channels. Ack. And Really? Come ON America.

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jaunte  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:31:52pm

The Trump maladministration is driving anyone with ethics out of government service.

“…Schwab told SFGate, “I quit because I didn’t want to perpetuate misleading facts.”

“I asked them to change the information,” he said. “I told them that the information was wrong, they asked me to deflect, and I didn’t agree with that. Then I took some time and I quit.” Schwab told CNN he’d “never” been in a situation “where someone asked me to deflect when we absolutely knew something was awry.”

“I just couldn’t bear the burden—continuing on as a representative of the agency and charged with upholding integrity, knowing that information was false,” Schwab said.

“It’s the job of a public affairs officer to offer transparency for the agency you work for.” he argued. “I felt like we weren’t doing that. I’ve never been in a situation when I’ve been asked to ignore the facts because it was more convenient. It was my first time being asked to do that.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:33:40pm

re: #77 Joe Bacon 🌹

Smallfinger…
He’s the man
The man with the reverse Midas touch…

Featuring Stormy Daniels as a Bond Trump girl?

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jaunte  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:38:32pm
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Kilroy was here  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:46:21pm

re: #75 jaunte

Small edit:

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I think Sean wouldn’t want to play Trump in anything…

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jaunte  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:49:12pm

“We offer the fullest condemnation…




… of something or other.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:49:58pm

Good one from FB tonight:

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whitebeach  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:52:21pm

re: #64 teleskiguy

The snow was shallow and weird that day, the wind blew the snow around into weird berms and hidden powder shots. Well, three of those berms/shots were illusions, there was a rock lurking underneath, an undulation not seen on the snow surface, BLAM! Faceplant.

It’s been a horrid year for snowfall, and I still laugh at this day. I have to. It helps me remember this exceptionally low snowfall year. I faceplanted that day *because* of the low snowfall.

I can’t pretend to understand all this technical stuff, ski. I’ll just point out that you don’t run into any of it in my favorite sport, which is beachcombing. Not to mention all that gear you guys haul around.

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jaunte  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:56:28pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:56:34pm

re: #81 Eclectic Cyborg

Featuring Stormy Daniels as a Bondage girl?

FIFY!

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whitebeach  Mar 12, 2018 • 9:59:45pm

re: #81 Eclectic Cyborg

Featuring Stormy Daniels as a Bond Trump girl?

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Pissy Galore?

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teleskiguy  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:00:03pm

re: #86 whitebeach

I can’t pretend to understand all this technical stuff, ski. I’ll just point out that you don’t run into any of it in my favorite sport, which is beachcombing. Not to mention all that gear you guys haul around.

‘Beachcombing’ you say? I hope your bounty is better than the Spaceballs.

Giphy

As far as gear, it’s broken down into four groups: clothes, boots, boards, safety gear (backpack, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe). It’s all specialized and kind of expensive. I know. Believe me.

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jaunte  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:01:58pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:16:32pm

re: #91 jaunte

Nailed it.

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sagehen  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:19:45pm

re: #50 prairiefire

“Such dreamy eyes”, said the King about Albert. I thought the season ender was a bit of a mash up. There are several Queen Victoria lectures by British scholars on YouTube that are pretty good. Jenna Coleman said on a talk show that most of the nursery scenes are filmed with that particular child actor’s parent dressed as the nursemaid. Many more kids to come!

I loved that the Christmas ep looks like Currier & Ives calendars.

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whitebeach  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:34:56pm

re: #90 teleskiguy

‘Beachcombing’ you say? I hope your bounty is better than the Spaceballs.

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“Bounty”? You find when you do not seek, grasshoppah.

As far as gear, it’s broken down into four groups: clothes, boots, boards, safety gear (backpack, avalanche beacon, shovel, probe). It’s all specialized and kind of expensive. I know. Believe me.

You lost me at “avalanche beacon.”

In all truth I greatly admire your dedication to and obvious love for your sport and the life it entails. Clearly, however, we belong to two great and ancient but very different clans. To me, even the most majestic mountain ranges amount to claustrophobia writ large, and the rivers and lakes and gulfs and oceans are perfect and ever-changing beauty and freedom.

But that’s just us. Strokes/folks.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:38:50pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:45:21pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:49:05pm

Exceptionally contentious board meeting tonight. The proposed proclamation did not materialise.

Contention was over street work (how much we’re going to spend on gravel, which streets get the work, the new six-year plan - which removed paving the street between my house and the church so the town could buy more gravel - I’m fine with that but the churchgoers aren’t) and the water meter project (friggin’ things are $6,000 each).

In accordance with FEMA and state disaster planning, the village was tasked with appointing and training a Public Information Officer. I moved over my Flag Committee chair and Sewer Superintendent hats to add another hat.

I was primarily picked as I can speak well in public, and I have an Internet connexion in my house (the prerequisite for the state course is an on-line FEMA course).

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:53:01pm

re: #68 Ace-o-aces

Ha….ha….hahaha….hahahahahaha………..hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Family-values conservatives strike again. (Oh wait, that’s projection as well, liberals have lower divorce rates than conservatives):

divorce.lovetoknow.com

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:53:08pm

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹

One of our HOA board members just took out a restraining order against his next door neighbors over a conflict that started with a dispute over a string of patio lights and recently went nuclear over an improperly planted palm tree.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:57:03pm

re: #99 goddamnedfrank

One of our HOA board members just took out a restraining order against his next door neighbors over a conflict that started with a dispute over a string of patio lights and recently went nuclear over an improperly planted palm tree.

HOAs are more dictatorial than representative. Given my druthers, I wouldn’t live in a house subject to an HOA (I rented one once in Va Beach - what a nightmare).

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2018 • 10:59:23pm

re: #100 Anymouse 🌹

HOAs are more dictatorial than representative. Given my druthers, I wouldn’t live in a house subject to an HOA (I rented one once in Va Beach - what a nightmare).

There’s a lot of ridiculous shit that I don’t agree with in principle but since none of it affects me directly I just sit back and laugh.

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Anymouse 🌹  Mar 12, 2018 • 11:06:04pm

re: #101 goddamnedfrank

There’s a lot of ridiculous shit that I don’t agree with in principle but since none of it affects me directly I just sit back and laugh.

Our street project affects everyone (as everyone wants their streets fixed first). They’re not so big on paying for it though. (We have the money, the residents just don’t want to spend it, even though we put it in the budget at the fiscal year budget hearing last year that no one in town showed up for - now they’re complaining).

Some of our streets are getting to the point where they’re going to be impassible if they are not fixed (one already is and is so marked on official state maps). Comparatively gravel streets are much cheaper to maintain than pavement (and most of the town is opposed to paving the streets because that would take away from the “character” of our Old West village).

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2018 • 11:11:50pm

re: #101 goddamnedfrank

There’s a lot of ridiculous shit that I don’t agree with in principle but since none of it affects me directly I just sit back and laugh.

Like they banned people from smoking outdoors within the community, even on their own patios. Our board President and our lawyer found courts cases where condo & townhouse HOA’s in California got sued for absolutely outrageous amounts of money and lost because they refused to enact outdoor smoking bans. The smokers were pissed, and now they have to walk to the park which is like 50 yards away.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Kragar  Mar 12, 2018 • 11:15:59pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 12, 2018 • 11:18:41pm

Seriously, this shit has played out in a pretty dystopian way when you think about it.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:06:18am
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Single-handed sailor  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:10:23am

Who is this Kurt Shitler guy?

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:13:11am
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sagehen  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:17:52am

re: #100 Anymouse 🌹

HOAs are more dictatorial than representative. Given my druthers, I wouldn’t live in a house subject to an HOA (I rented one once in Va Beach - what a nightmare).

The X-Files
season 6 episode 15
“Arcadia”

Hulu Video

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 1:53:06am

re: #106 Ace-o-aces

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Note that Shitler makes the same crucial mistake as other ammosexual fantasists: Assuming that their intended victims are unarmed. He makes many others, for instance that his lard-ass oaf keepers have ninja-like powers of movement and concealment, but that is the big one. He proposes sending a vigilante brigade to block the Golden Gate bridge while other gangs go through the city shooting “libtards.” The gang on the bridge is somehow immune to sniping by local residents, as are the ones moving through the streets. In fact, there are a lot of guns in San Francisco; the oaf death squads would be exterminated in a matter of minutes even without military intervention. In contrast he believes his lardasses can eliminate tank columns by shooting the soldiers when they get out to take a leak, having followed the tanks around and taken up a perfect, impervious shooting position unnoticed.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 1:59:08am

If Mueller is fired, his files (all of them) need to go straight to the American free press. I’m pretty sure the UK and Canada, among others, would be delighted to give asylum to the leakers.

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Jay C  Mar 13, 2018 • 2:22:31am

re: #110 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Note that Shitler makes the same crucial mistake as other ammosexual fantasists: Assuming that their intended victims are unarmed. He makes many others, for instance that his lard-ass oaf keepers have ninja-like powers of movement and concealment, but that is the big one. He proposes sending a vigilante brigade to block the Golden Gate bridge while other gangs go through the city shooting “libtards.” The gang on the bridge is somehow immune to sniping by local residents, as are the ones moving through the streets. In fact, there are a lot of guns in San Francisco; the oaf death squads would be exterminated in a matter of minutes even without military intervention. In contrast he believes his lardasses can eliminate tank columns by shooting the soldiers when they get out to take a leak, having followed the tanks around and taken up a perfect, impervious shooting position unnoticed.

True, but AFAIC, he makes (among many others) another crucial mistake in his nomenclature: “Normal America ” ??

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wheat-dogg  Mar 13, 2018 • 2:25:53am

re: #110 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

Note that Shitler makes the same crucial mistake as other ammosexual fantasists: Assuming that their intended victims are unarmed. He makes many others, for instance that his lard-ass oaf keepers have ninja-like powers of movement and concealment, but that is the big one. He proposes sending a vigilante brigade to block the Golden Gate bridge while other gangs go through the city shooting “libtards.” The gang on the bridge is somehow immune to sniping by local residents, as are the ones moving through the streets. In fact, there are a lot of guns in San Francisco; the oaf death squads would be exterminated in a matter of minutes even without military intervention. In contrast he believes his lardasses can eliminate tank columns by shooting the soldiers when they get out to take a leak, having followed the tanks around and taken up a perfect, impervious shooting position unnoticed.

Cinematic warfare. Computer game warfare. Not real life warfare.

If he were in the middle of a real gunfight, Kurt would probably piss his pants and hide somewhere.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 2:48:16am

Sad thing about all those right-wing memes full of hate, on Facebook and all of social media, isn’t that they are full of errors, but that so many people seek this stuff out.

They want to hate.

They don’t want the truth.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 2:51:00am

re: #112 Jay C

True, but AFAIC, he makes (among many others) another crucial mistake in his nomenclature: “Normal America ” ??

It’s a measure of their delusion, just as ammosexual gun churches think they represent “Christians.”
The oath keepers only claim 35 thousand members, meaning that they could probably muster, at most, a few hundred rifles in a real shit-hits-the-fan situation. The real hazard comes from ad hoc vigilante groups formed around fundamentalist church networks, especially in areas where these would have some support from local authorities. These might be able to get a pogrom started against vulnerable local populations, but even they would retreat to their armchairs to rant and rave as soon as the bolder ones got popped.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 2:56:53am

I was always impressed with the gun nuts’ total lack of resistance when the New Orleans cops started illegally confiscating guns during Hurricane Katrina. Their “cold, dead fingers” shtick folded like a cheap tent. They had to get the hated ACLU to get their guns back. All hate, no cattle.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 3:28:47am

Another painful reality is that some of your old wingnut-meme-forwarding friends or relatives may have lost the ability to discriminate facts from fantasy.

Perhaps that is a problem with even some younger people, true.

But it is true that among the elderly there is a loss of the ability to form new memories and conduct critical analyses.

This is why elderly are targeted so often by scams.

Now, fear of becoming immobile, of being alone, and of death, also makes older people emotionally vulnerable.

In any case, it is easy for an older person to fall for a scam.

And that is what so much of the hate-right does with their hate-memes. They target not just the feeble minded or practiced bigots. No, they target the old who are easily manipulated for one reason or another.

This is among the many despicable traits of the wingnut hate-industry.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 3:29:44am

Meme seen a couple of times on FB: “Stormy Daniels said they had an affair; Donald Trump says they didn’t. Who are you going to believe, the fake blonde with the big tits or Stormy Daniels?”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 4:16:25am

I see that looney left Brits are attacking May and defending Putin, capitalist oligarchy notwithstanding. Greens and other retro-reds in this country are much the same. The Soviet dog has been dead for 27 years but the lefty tail still wags. Not for nothing was Pavlov a Russian.

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Shropshire Slasher  Mar 13, 2018 • 4:26:28am
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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 4:31:00am

re: #119 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I see that looney left Brits are attacking May and defending Putin, capitalist oligarchy notwithstanding. Greens and other retro-reds in this country are much the same.

Yup. Noticed that so called “Green” pages on Facebook are running RT articles trying to obfuscate what is going on.

This has nothing to do with socialism, or even communism. It’s just the people so unwilling to look into reality that they are easy tools.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 4:44:35am

re: #121 freetoken

Yup. Noticed that so called “Green” pages on Facebook are running RT articles trying to obfuscate what is going on.

This has nothing to do with socialism, or even communism. It’s just the people so unwilling to look into reality that they are easy tools.

Republican leaders like Limbaugh and Jones denounce Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as Marxists or even communists, while real Marxists defend Trump/Putin.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 4:58:48am

We are drowning in a sea of ignorance.
There is an RWNJ radio host in Lubbock who routinely refers to DeBlasio as “New York’s communist mayor” as though this were a fact, his stated affiliation, and not invective. Similarly Rush Limbaugh refers to non-RWNJ media as the “state-controlled media” defending this as metaphorical but knowing full well that many of his listeners will take it as literal fact. I met a Republican who believed the secret Walmart tunnel story because the source would be prosecuted for lying in print if it weren’t true. A Lubbockite has posted a meme of Mark Zuckerberg as a Nazi and complained about Facebook violating his constitutional right of free speech by restricting his account. On and on.

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BlueGrl21  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:15:46am

The only investigation I’m paying attention to is Mueller’s. The other two are tainted.

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William Lewis  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:24:18am

re: #60 Ace-o-aces

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For the record, yes this was an actual conspiracy theory. It was promoted by the Flat Earth Society. I’ve just always been impressed that they were able to pack, like, 6 layers of stupid into such a simple premise.

How about “The Earth is Flat and Atlantis was destroyed when it fell off the side?” My son came up with that one to fuck with a CT’er he knows.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:30:51am

re: #119 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I see that looney left Brits are attacking May and defending Putin, capitalist oligarchy notwithstanding. Greens and other retro-reds in this country are much the same. The Soviet dog has been dead for 27 years but the lefty tail still wags. Not for nothing was Pavlov a Russian.

Has Greenwald weighed in yet with another judicious tweet about how all of this is unfounded McCarthyism or something?

///

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:33:53am

re: #84 jaunte

“We offer the fullest condemnation…




… of something or other.”

Surprised WH didn’t say “Well, we’re waiting for all the facts to come in, don’t want to jump to conclusions, we want to be very careful before assigning blame, etc”
/

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William Lewis  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:34:29am

re: #119 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I see that looney left Brits are attacking May and defending Putin, capitalist oligarchy notwithstanding. Greens and other retro-reds in this country are much the same. The Soviet dog has been dead for 27 years but the lefty tail still wags. Not for nothing was Pavlov a Russian.

It is helpful at times to be a leftist who never believed the Soviet fantasy. Thanks but the mixed economy welfare state of the Scandinavian countries is a far better thing to model our nation after.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:37:11am

In fairness, it’s probably just as well that the House “Intelligence” Committee shut its investigation down. It was only interested in obstructing the real investigation anyway, i.e. its release of the infamous “Memo”.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:42:12am

re: #129 Sir John Barron

In fairness, it’s probably just as well that the House “Intelligence” Committee shut its investigation down. It was only interested in obstructing the real investigation anyway, i.e. its release of the infamous “Memo”.

True enough that you wonder why the Trumpisiti burned such a useful asset.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:42:55am

Labour MPs should not appear on Russia Today, says John McDonnell

John McDonnell has said Labour MPs should no longer appear on RT, formerly Russia Today, in the wake of the nerve agent attack on the former spy Sergei Skripal.

The shadow chancellor is one of a number of MPs, both Labour and Conservative, who have appeared on the Kremlin-funded channel in the past but on Sunday he said he would not do so again and would urge his party colleagues to follow suit.

The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has said it is too early to say who is responsible for the attack on Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, but with fingers pointing at the Kremlin, UK politicians are coming under increasing pressure to stand up to Russia.

Asked on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show whether one way of doing that was to stop appearing on RT, McDonnell said: “I think that’s right now and that’s what I’ll be doing … because what we’re seeing from Russia Today at times goes beyond objective journalism.”

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:45:28am

Oh, well, bye Rex, we hardly knew thee.

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jeffreyw  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:47:06am

Imgur


Good morning!

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:48:14am

re: #132 Sir John Barron

Oh, well, bye Rex, we hardly knew thee.

Goodbye Friend of Russia, Exxon Chief.

I guess Putin’s hand picked SoS got canned because he said Russia poisoned that Russian spy.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:50:18am

LOL, Trump is going to offer the SoS job to Romney now just to keep him out of the Senate.

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Bass Reeves  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:51:02am

re: #134 bill d. (b.d.)

That may be one of the most disturbing actions taken in a string of amazingly disturbing actions. Literally firing a member of his cabinet because they said something Russia didn’t like?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:52:00am

Was tillerson fired by tweet?

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The Major  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:52:14am

Tillerson out, Pompeo in as SoS according to just about everybody….

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:53:03am

re: #138 The Major

Tillerson out, Pompeo in as SoS according to just about everybody….

Not Nunes?!?! He auditioned sooooo hard!

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:53:07am

Yeah, predictably the lead in on FnF was “GOP intel committee members wrap up investigation, but Democrats just can’t let it go”; then they interviewed Nunes about FISA abuse, unmasking, and why Obama didn’t do more.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:53:29am

re: #137 I Would Prefer Not To

Was tillerson fired by tweet?

But, but, but— It was a very gracious “Thank you for your service” tweet.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:54:27am

re: #141 Decatur Deb

But, but, but— It was a very gracious “Thank you for your service” tweet.

Can’t say I’m gonna miss that SOB.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:54:28am

Standard Operating Procedure for Shittler—Replacing one asshole with another…

Oh, Rachel is going to have a wing ding over this tonight when she has to set up another screen to document her fired list…

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:54:34am

re: #138 The Major

Tillerson out, Pompeo in as SoS according to just about everybody….

Yup. There’s a Trump tweet.

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Mattand  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:54:38am

Wonder what Tillerson’s wife’s take on the whole “God isn’t done with you yet, go be SoS” thing is now?

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:55:20am

re: #144 Decatur Deb

Yup. There’s a Trump tweet.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:55:51am

re: #145 Mattand

Wonder what Tillerson’s wife’s take on the whole “God isn’t done with you yet, go be SoS” thing is now?

God has a dick sense of humor.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:56:09am

Dammmit! I had DeVos as going 1st today!

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:57:53am

re: #146 bill d. (b.d.)

Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!

Needs to be confirmed first, Mate.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:57:54am

re: #145 Mattand

Wonder what Tillerson’s wife’s take on the whole “God isn’t done with you yet, go be SoS” thing is now?

The Republican Gawd is Ayn Rand.

That means Rex and his Missus are headed for Galt’s Gulch…

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wheat-dogg  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:58:01am

I’ve been busy with work stuff, so catch me up here. I saw The Guardian reporting that Tillerson said it was clear the Russians tried to kill those two former operatives in the UK. Now I gather Tillerson is out the door.

I question the timing. ////

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:58:07am

re: #128 William Lewis

It is helpful at times to be a leftist who never believed the Soviet fantasy. Thanks but the mixed economy welfare state of the Scandinavian countries is a far better thing to model our nation after.

We are learning more and more that Soviet communism was little more than a fig leaf for an oligarchy of thugs who succeeded in robbing the previous oligarchy.

I’ve always thought it was interesting that Trotsky’s assassin, Ramón Mercader, was welcomed as a hero in the Soviet Union after he finished his 20 year prison sentence in Mexico, despite the massive “de-Stalinization” campaign in the intervening years. KGB boss Alexander Shelepin gave him his Hero of the Soviet Union award in person. The elimination of Trotsky was still seen as a good thing among the Soviet leadership.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:58:45am

re: #146 bill d. (b.d.)

Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA

Oversaw torture prison, also needs Senate confirmation.

Can someone explain to Biff how this works?

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Mattand  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:59:01am

re: #148 bill d. (b.d.)

Dammmit! I had DeVos as going 1st today!

The fact that we can realistically have a figurative dead pool of government figures getting fired speaks volumes of the instability of the US right now.

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Archangelus  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:59:09am

Good morning fellow lizards!

WP: Trump ousts Tillerson

President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation’s top diplomat, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, White House officials said Tuesday.

Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled diplomat cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.

Pompeo will replace him at the State Department, and Gina Haspel — the deputy director at the CIA — will succeed him at the CIA, becoming the first woman to run the spy agency, if confirmed.

In a statement issued to The Washington Post, Trump praised both Pompeo and Haspel.

“I am proud to nominate the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, to be our new Secretary of State,” Trump said. “Mike graduated first in his class at West Point, served with distinction in the U.S. Army, and graduated with Honors from Harvard Law School. He went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives with a proven record of working across the aisle.”

Giphy

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:59:23am

Well, I wonder how many more folks will President Caligula fire tonight when Conor Lamb wins…

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 5:59:38am

Gina Haspel is career CIA, has received awards, also ran black site responsible for waterboarding Al Queda suspects according to her Wiki page.

en.wikipedia.org

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Mattand  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:00:12am

re: #151 wheat-dogg

I’ve been busy with work stuff, so catch me up here. I saw The Guardian reporting that Tillerson said it was clear the Russians tried to kill those two former operatives in the UK. Now I gather Tillerson is out the door.

I question the timing. ////

That was my first thought as well. I saw that reported last night and figured there was going to be drama; I admittedly didn’t think Rex would be canned that quickly.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:00:40am

re: #155 Archangelus

Good morning fellow lizards!

WP: Trump ousts Tillerson

So another one bites the dust…

That explains TIllerson’s “illness” in Africa where he canceled that meeting. He said f*ck it.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:02:11am

re: #154 Mattand

The fact that we can realistically have a figurative dead pool of government figures getting fired speaks volumes of the instability of the US right now.

Just healthy fermentation, like in a sewage digester.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:02:26am

I just got word that Rex has already signed a deal for a book. The title is “Fucking Moron.”

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wheat-dogg  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:03:11am

re: #158 Mattand

That was my first thought as well. I saw that reported last night and figured there was going to be drama; I admittedly didn’t think Rex would be canned that quickly.

Well, now it seems like Tilly got the news last week he was out, so now I figure he blew the whistle on Russia because fuck Trump and fuck Putin.

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Bass Reeves  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:03:20am

re: #153 Sir John Barron

Why wouldn’t they confirm her?

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wheat-dogg  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:04:30am

re: #155 Archangelus

Diplomat and Tillerson should not be used in the same context.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:05:10am

re: #163 Bass Reeves

Why wouldn’t they confirm her?

She might say something sane?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:06:14am

re: #163 Bass Reeves

Why wouldn’t they confirm her?

She’ll need every GOP vote or just about.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:06:46am

At least Trump let Rex fly back to the US before firing him, I figured he’d leave him high and dry in Africa.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:07:14am

Oh great. Didn’t know that Pompeo is a dominionist freak. More in common with Russian Orthodoxy than American security interests?

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Bass Reeves  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:07:19am

re: #165 bill d. (b.d.)

Well, she seems fairly okay with torture, and her appointment will likely strain relations with our foreign partners. I’m not sure how sane she has to be.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:07:42am

re: #166 Sir John Barron

She’ll need every GOP vote or just about.

Good thing we kept that blue dog Doug Jones out of the Senate.

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Archangelus  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:08:33am

re: #164 wheat-dogg

Diplomat and Tillerson should not be used in the same context.

Agreed wholeheartedly…

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:10:13am

re: #167 bill d. (b.d.)

At least Trump let Rex fly back to the US before firing him, I figured he’d leave him high and dry in Africa.

OK, but you’re assuming he even knew where Rex was?

/

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:11:00am

re: #172 Sir John Barron

OK, but you’re assuming he even knew where Rex was?

/

“One of those shithole places”

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:14:20am

re: #173 Decatur Deb

“One of those shithole places”

Well, the country of Africa is a horrible place.

/

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Bass Reeves  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:16:13am

re: #166 Sir John Barron

And who do you suppose would vote against her? The only real possible is McCain, and as long as she says she’ll follow the law, I don’t see this as a possible fight. As far as I can see, her only problem would be her complete lack of a moral compass, and that hasn’t really stopped the confirmations so far. She actually seems to have to the experience and qualifications and probably doesn’t want to destroy the Agency, so she might even be the best pick to date.

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William Lewis  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:16:28am

re: #147 Decatur Deb

God has a dick sense of humor.

I don’t want to start
Any blasphemous rumors
But I think that God’s
Got a sick sense of humor
And when I die
I expect to find Him laughing

Depeche Mode

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:17:25am

re: #174 Sir John Barron

Well, the country of Africa is a horrible place.

/

Next up after Mike Pompeo

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Mattand  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:18:59am

re: #41 Interesting Times

SW PA carpenter Ray Ott chose Trump over Clinton in 2016, but isn’t happy and has higher regard for Obama now: “i didn’t realize how presidential he acted until i saw someone who doesn’t. it’s embarrassing”

You know what? Fuck SW PA carpenter Ray Ott. There was decades of public evidence that Trump was unfit for office.

I’ll go one step further and say that salt-of-the-earth SW PA carpenter Ray Ott voted for Trump because he hated we had an African American president.

Fuck these Trumpgretts people. Said it before, say it again: their “OMG oopsise sorry” shtick is bullshit because they’ll unquestioningly vote for the next GOP version of Trump that crawls out from under a rock.

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William Lewis  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:19:52am

re: #152 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

We are learning more and more that Soviet communism was little more than a fig leaf for an oligarchy of thugs who succeeded in robbing the previous oligarchy.

I’ve always thought it was interesting that Trotsky’s assassin, Ramón Mercader, was welcomed as a hero in the Soviet Union after he finished his 20 year prison sentence in Mexico, despite the massive “de-Stalinization” campaign in the intervening years. KGB boss Alexander Shelepin gave him his Hero of the Soviet Union award in person. The elimination of Trotsky was still seen as a good thing among the Soviet leadership.

There are times when I think it was better for the world that Stalin came out on top of Trotsky though. One, he was a much more competent commander of the Red Army Two he believed in exporting world wide revolution Three it was his plan to industrialize Russia that Stalin used so Four without the paranoia ramped up to Stalin’s 11+ level, some serious damage could have been done around the world by 1940.

Doesn’t make Stalin any better, just that sometimes the devil you know…

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:21:50am

re: #175 Bass Reeves

And who do you suppose would vote against her? The only real possible is McCain, and as long as she says she’ll follow the law, I don’t see this as a possible fight. As far as I can see, her only problem would be her complete lack of a moral compass, and that hasn’t really stopped the confirmations so far. She actually seems to have to the experience and qualifications and probably doesn’t want to destroy the Agency, so she might even be the best pick to date.

She’ll probably be confirmed. It doesn’t have to be painless.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:22:02am

Well, there’s your proof that news does not take a snow day.

Snowing like a right bastard out here this morning, that heavy, wet snow that weighs so much it crushes down the snow that fell earlier. It’s been snowing since about 2AM and we’ve got about an inch and a half out there. But it’s supposed to go until about 6 this evening, so we’ll see where we are at that point.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:23:19am

re: #108 JordanRules

That’s a great angle because rural areas here in Texas were very opposed to charter schools and kept the legislature from passing anything.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:24:10am

re: #181 makeitstop

Well, there’s your proof that news does not take a snow day.

Snowing like a right bastard out here this morning, that heavy, wet snow that weighs so much it crushes down the snow that fell earlier. It’s been snowing since about 2AM and we’ve got about an inch and a half out there. But it’s supposed to go until about 6 this evening, so we’ll see where we are at that point.

Over the weekend the Boston meteorologist I listened to while driving in Mass said “don’t worry, it’ll be that light powdery stuff.” Turns out it’s fine but wet snow right now. Started around 6am here. Should get up to an inch per hour through much of the day.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:24:15am

What chaos?

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:24:23am

Here’s an interesting morsel.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:24:55am

re: #181 makeitstop

PA18 is supposed to have 38 degrees and cloudy today.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:27:15am

re: #184 I Would Prefer Not To

What chaos?

The administration is just delightfully spontaneous.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:28:06am

Greets and saluts from the snowy NYC metro area where the Resistance continues despite Nunes shutting down the GOP sham investigation.

Nunes is a hack and complicit in Trump’s coverup. How do we know this? Because Nunes has telegraphed his actions before. His actions have been sketchy from even before the investigation started, and he was part of Trump’s transition team.

He is no casual bystander.

Everyone on the Hill knows it. The Senate GOP knows it. The Senate Intel Committee knows it, and they should haul his ass before their committee to testify under oath as to what he knew and when, and why he violated the rules on releasing information.

The House GOP is complicit with Trump, and they’re covering for Trump - and that includes Ryan as well, who has blessed this entire shit show.

They’re all too interested in getting their grubby hands on tax cuts to give a shit about US national security.

The same people who complained there weren’t enough Benghazi hearings are cutting short a single Trump investigation before hearing evidence and testimony from principals to even the June 2016 meeting with Russians.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:28:07am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:28:26am

re: #184 I Would Prefer Not To

What chaos?

“No chaos. You’re the chaos.”

/

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:29:13am

re: #189 makeitstop

Not “loyal”. Not on Trump’s “team”.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:29:22am

re: #187 Decatur Deb

The administration is just delightfully spontaneous.

On the eve of an ultimatum to Russia by our closest ally.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:29:37am

Morning.

I see the deck chairs have been rearranged again. Still a couple lifeboats for others before the SS Trump goes down,

I wonder if there is a call from Rex Tillerson to Robert Mueller scheduled? I think it is time for Rex to have a full debriefing so he can leave Washington with a nice clean conscience.

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:30:20am

re: #192 Barefoot Grin

On the eve of an ultimatum to Russia by our closest ally.

Everyday we are not in nuclear winter is a good day.///

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:31:34am

re: #192 Barefoot Grin

On the eve of an ultimatum to our closest ally by the UK..

Trumped that fer ya’.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:32:59am

Natasha is up early this morning, and as usual she is on it.

They can’t even do a clean firing.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:33:05am

re: #195 Decatur Deb

Trumped that fer ya’.

Ha! Yes, indeed. Tis pravda.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:34:03am
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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:34:12am

re: #191 Sir John Barron

Not “loyal”. Not on Trump’s “team”.

Trump wants loyalty from people who know his reputation for his own lack of loyalty.

Another full length coat for our Emperor’s No Clothes Closet.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:36:08am

Wait… no chaos right?

There’s only chaos in Trumpworld, and Tillerson is gone.

He’s replaced by Pompeo, so the musical chairs continues and State is a shitshow all while Trump and Kushner try to wing foreign policy without any knowledge or foresight or anything other than reactionary ignorance.

Tillerson was awful in his own right, and that we’ll look back on this as a high point of Trump foreign policy will be telling just how awful everything and everyone around Trumpworld is.

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Weaselone  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:36:52am

WTF? Tillerson gets canned right after he makes a statement that contradicts the Russian position regarding the poisoning of a double agent in the UK. Tillerson has billions of barrels of reasons to go along to get along with the Russian bear, but even he calls this one like he sees it. How far is the rest of the Trump administration curled up inside Vlad’s rectum?

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:36:58am

If you want to try to derail Pompeo, we need to be harping on the fact that he said that North Korea gave us permission to conduct training with South Korea. That should kill him as Secretary of State.

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:37:08am
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William Lewis  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:37:11am

re: #197 Barefoot Grin

Ha! Yes, indeed. Tis pravda.

Can we call Trump Pravda and SHS Izvestia so that once again “There is no truth in Izvestiya and there is no information in Pravda”?

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:40:55am

re: #201 Weaselone

WTF? Tillerson gets canned right after he makes a statement that contradicts the Russian position regarding the poisoning of a double agent in the UK. Tillerson has billions of barrels of reasons to go along to get along with the Russian bear, but even he calls this one like he sees it. How far is the rest of the Trump administration curled up inside Vlad’s rectum?

It makes me think that maybe it’s not primarily money that has them loving Vlad. It’s ideological.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:41:29am

re: #119 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

I see that looney left Brits are attacking May and defending Putin, capitalist oligarchy notwithstanding. Greens and other retro-reds in this country are much the same. The Soviet dog has been dead for 27 years but the lefty tail still wags. Not for nothing was Pavlov a Russian.

I put on a hazmat suit and went to freerepublick dot com to see what they were saying (actually went to see what was being said about the intel cmte findings, but) and there are numerous posts there saying why would Russia kill him, it was either (some) US intel org or another (yes) Hillary kill because that spy was involved with Steele and she is cleaning up to remove all evidence of her perfidy in the Steele dossier case which she had created to frame tr*mp. Or, something like that. I left and launched my hazmat suit towards the sun.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:42:00am

re: #205 HappyWarrior

It makes me think that maybe it’s not primarily money that has them loving Vlad. It’s ideological.

Trump loves the fact that the Russian government does what Putin wants. He can’t seem to understand why he can’t get that here, even when the House GOP kisses his ass.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:42:26am

Umm, this also happened this morning yesterday (edit).

They didn’t even let him put his coat on before tossing him off the White House grounds.

Anybody getting the feeling that shit’s gonna bust loose like any minute now?

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:42:27am

re: #201 Weaselone

WTF? Tillerson gets canned right after he makes a statement that contradicts the Russian position regarding the poisoning of a double agent in the UK. Tillerson has billions of barrels of reasons to go along to get along with the Russian bear, but even he calls this one like he sees it. How far is the rest of the Trump administration curled up inside Vlad’s rectum?

Paraphrasing Paul Krugman: ‘Tillerson was worst SoS since William Jennings Bryan, but he wasn’t canned for failings—he was fired for his occasional slide into principle.’

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Unshaken Defiance  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:42:50am

Commander In Thief in in my home state. Ugh.

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Shropshire Slasher  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:44:53am

re: #208 makeitstop

I heard he was the best at keeping the VCR from flashing “12:00”

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:45:14am

re: #209 Barefoot Grin

Paraphrasing Paul Krugman: ‘Tillerson was worst SoS since William Jennings Bryan, but he wasn’t canned for failings—he was fired for his occasional slide into principle.’

Good way of putting it.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:46:15am

one year in and im exhausted

how are they going to manage to function for 3 more years?

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:47:27am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:47:32am

re: #208 makeitstop

The cause of the firing was an unspecified security issue

He was successfully able to obtain a security clearance.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:47:46am

re: #196 makeitstop

Natasha is up early this morning, and as usual she is on it.

They can’t even do a clean firing.

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Trump team needs to hire some dame proof readers for his entire gang

“Be he is grateful…” ?!?!?

Obviously, this is the best he can do.

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Weaselone  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:48:31am

re: #206 Colère Tueur de Lapin

another (yes) Hillary kill because that spy was involved with Steele and she is cleaning up to remove all evidence of her perfidy

Hillary is the greatest and most prolific assassin ever, but she really needs to select her targets better. So much skill and effort expended on removing the 3rd cousins, twice removed of the freshman roommate of a legitimate target. Why for example is Rupert Murdoch still alive, while the stepsister of the guy who once picked up Hannity’s dry cleaning dead?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:48:42am

re: #206 Colère Tueur de Lapin

there are numerous posts there saying why would Russia kill him, it was either (some) US intel org or another (yes) Hillary kill because that spy was involved with Steele and she is cleaning up to remove all evidence of her perfidy in the Steele dossier

It’s fascinating how quickly and enthusiastically wingnuts have turned to making excuses for Russia

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:49:06am

This story is getting more stupid by the minute…

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:49:21am

re: #218 Sir John Barron

It’s fascinating how quickly and enthusiastically wingnuts have turned to making excuses for Russia

If McCarthy and Reagan could see them now.

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William Lewis  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:51:07am

re: #214 makeitstop

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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I’d be more impressed if the question had been “Did you fire him because you ARE a moron?”

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:52:17am

re: #218 Sir John Barron

It’s fascinating how quickly and enthusiastically wingnuts have turned to making excuses for Russia

All the while eagerly blaming America’s own IC.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:52:35am

re: #221 William Lewis

I’d be more impressed if the question had been “Did you fire him because you ARE a moron?”

I would have liked it better if the questioner had left the f-bomb in there.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:52:57am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:53:44am

re: #221 William Lewis

I’d be more impressed if the question had been “Did you fire him because you ARE a moron?”

Mr. Trump, have you stopped being a moron?

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 6:57:56am

re: #224 Barefoot Grin

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Tell em Hellboy!

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:00:45am
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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:01:16am

Who had Tillerson in their bingo?

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:03:23am

McEntee lands on his feet; just hired by the Trump Campaign along with Katrina Pierson: “we’re getting the gang back together!”

donaldjtrump.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:03:24am

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:06:24am

re: #230 The Vicious Babushka

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Don’t give them an out, Tom.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:07:53am

re: #219 makeitstop

This story is getting more stupid by the minute…

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Big tough Donny can’t even address a member of his staff directly to let them know he is making a change and to thank them.

How can anyone else work with him knowing how much an asshole he really is? There is nothing to gain. You will have no further government career and probably have problems getting any employer anywhere to trust your character since you worked with this administration.

The whole staff should just get up and walk out. You have no future if you stick with The Big Orange Boob.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:15:22am
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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:15:49am

re: #219 makeitstop

This story is getting more stupid by the minute…

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That’s the way Putin’s chickenshit employee does things. I guess this is why Putin puppet Dunes called an end to his “investigation” yesterday. Sure wouldn’t want to investigate this.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:16:45am

It’s a slam-dunk now:

With Seniors Breaking for Dems in #PA18, Bowzer of Sha Na Na Tours Pizza Parlors of Western PA Rallying Support

paydayreport.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:17:02am

NO CHAOS! NO CHAOS! YOUR TEH CHAOS!!!!!

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Varek Raith  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:18:29am

re: #146 bill d. (b.d.)

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FFS.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:18:31am

re: #235 Decatur Deb

It’s a slam-dunk now:

With Seniors Breaking for Dems in #PA18, Bowzer of Sha Na Na Tours Pizza Parlors of Western PA Rallying Support

paydayreport.com

I’m not allowed at paydayreport here at work. Is Bowzer trying to get people to vote for Saccone or Lamb?

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:18:43am

re: #236 The Vicious Babushka

NO CHAOS! NO CHAOS! YOUR TEH CHAOS!!!!!

Pres. Trump, on consulting with Sec. of State Tillerson on decision to talk with North Korea: “I really didn’t discuss it very much with him, honestly. Rex wasn’t, as you know, in the country.”

The DC—Nairobi route is really tough on the carrier pigeons.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:19:11am

re: #238 Belafon

I’m not allowed at paydayreport here at work. Is Bowzer trying to get people to vote for Saccone or Lamb?

Lamb. Bigtime.

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wheat-dogg  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:19:24am

re: #239 Decatur Deb

The DC—Nairobi route is really tough on the carrier pigeons.

The couriers are still rowing across the Atlantic.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:20:00am

re: #208 makeitstop

Umm, this also happened this morning yesterday (edit).

They didn’t even let him put his coat on before tossing him off the White House grounds.

Anybody getting the feeling that shit’s gonna bust loose like any minute now?

By hiring him on to the campaign they can get him to sign a non-disclosure agreement, as they pay him hush money

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:20:18am

re: #241 wheat-dogg

The couriers are still rowing across the Atlantic.

It’s going to be heartbreaking when they find out.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:20:59am

re: #239 Decatur Deb

The DC—Nairobi route is really tough on the carrier pigeons.

Coconuts are heavy.

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plansbandc  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:21:01am

re: #219 makeitstop

Reinforcing the fact that his tweets are absolutely official “Presidential” statements.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:21:36am

re: #189 makeitstop

Per kaitlan collins CNN, Trump didn’t think Tillerson “had his back was willing to perjure himself to protect him.”

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:22:46am

re: #245 plansbandc

Reinforcing the fact that his tweets are absolutely official “Presidential” statements.

Quite seriously, I don’t think the Finance and Accounting payroll office will accept them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:24:10am
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The Vicious Babushka  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:24:17am

re: #208 makeitstop

Umm, this also happened this morning yesterday (edit).

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They didn’t even let him put his coat on before tossing him off the White House grounds.

Anybody getting the feeling that shit’s gonna bust loose like any minute now?

McEntee’s job was to stand in empty mirror frames and mimic Trump’s movements to make Trump believe he is good looking. I mean, he said he was “better looking” than Conor Lamb. If there were any mirrors in his vicinity he would know that’s bullshit.

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Varek Raith  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:25:19am

re: #249 The Vicious Babushka

McEntee’s job was to stand in empty mirror frames and mimic Trump’s movements to make Trump believe he is good looking. I mean, he said he was “better looking” than Conor Lamb. If there were any mirrors in his vicinity he would know that’s bullshit.

That’s funny.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:25:27am

re: #236 The Vicious Babushka

NO CHAOS! NO CHAOS! YOUR TEH CHAOS!!!!!

Pres. Trump, on consulting with Sec. of State Tillerson on decision to talk with North Korea: “I really didn’t discuss it very much with him, honestly. Rex wasn’t, as you know, in the country.”

…and i don’t have his contact info

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:26:26am

re: #236 The Vicious Babushka

Pres. Trump, on consulting with Sec. of State Tillerson on decision to talk with North Korea: “I really didn’t discuss it very much with him, honestly. Rex wasn’t, as you know, in the country.”

This is how Trump would have fired someone in his business, and Trump supporters are people who wanted a businessman in charge.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:26:59am

re: #242 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

By hiring him on to the campaign they can get him to sign a non-disclosure agreement, as they pay him hush money

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three years out and they got a campaign

what an amazing grift

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:27:05am

re: #252 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is how Trump would have fired someone in his business, and Trump supporters are people who wanted a businessman in charge.

It’s similar to how Comey was fired.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:27:10am

re: #249 The Vicious Babushka

McEntee’s job was to stand in empty mirror frames and mimic Trump’s movements to make Trump believe he is good looking. I mean, he said he was “better looking” than Conor Lamb. If there were any mirrors in his vicinity he would know that’s bullshit.

If only you could see Himself through his beady little eyes…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:38:50am

re: #253 dangerman

three years out and they got a campaign

what an amazing grift

By my recollection, I’m pretty sure the campaign was up and running a year ago
Actually, Wikipedia lists that it was announced January 20, 2017

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:40:13am

Mueller absolutely will look at Trump’s firing of Tillerson.

Why? Because the timing is suspect. All this admin does is lie and obfuscate about everything, and Tillerson is gone because he had audacity to stand up for the UK and US foreign policy and strategic interests by clarifying that the US wasn’t going to meet with North Korea without preconditions.

That walkback was enough to get Trump into a frothing tizzy.

Trump values loyalty above all else, including basic competency and knowledge. So he shitcanned Tillerson and it raises more questions about how Trump fires people in Trumpworld that can inform Mueller about how/what happened with Comey and everything Trump does.

It also raises separate questions as to why Trump continues to show deference to Putin and Russia at every opportunity, including when UK flat out called Russia for war crimes/violating the Chemical Weapons Convention for unleashing chemical weapons - an advanced nerve agent developed by the Russians meant to evade detection and very hard to treat medically - against Skripal and his family.

Trump always defers to the Russian aggression. That’s why everything Trump does is suspect. It’s also why Nunes ending the House GOP sham investigation is questionable. Nunes ended it without interviewing all the key people in Trumpworld, but thinks he’s got the full picture.

This reeks.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:40:52am

re: #253 dangerman

three years out and they got a campaign

what an amazing grift

You ain’t seen nothing yet!

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:40:58am

re: #256 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

By my recollection, I’m pretty sure the campaign was up and running a year ago
Actually, Wikipedia lists that it was announced January 20, 2017

collect money from the rubes
skim it off and pay it out…
for 4 years
that’s some entrepreneurial job creation right here

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Shropshire Slasher  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:41:40am

I am sure we have been on pins and needles since November (I know, where does the time go?!)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A grandson of cult leader Charles Manson has won the bizarre California court battle for the killer’s corpse.

A Kern County Superior Court commissioner ruled Monday that Jason Freeman of Florida can collect the remains of Manson from the morgue in Bakersfield.

Manson’s body has been on ice since he died in November in a Bakersfield hospital. He had been serving a life prison sentence for orchestrating the 1969 killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and eight others.

The fight for Manson’s remains was waged between Freeman, a man who claims he was fathered by Manson before his followers carried out the heinous slayings, and a pen pal who collects so-called Manson memorabilia.

The dispute over the body foreshadows a similar fight over his estate in a Los Angeles courtroom.

Heh, Florida.
nypost.com

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:42:16am

re: #258 Barefoot Grin

You ain’t seen nothing yet!

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In other words, a CEO firing underlings that aren’t going along with his “plan” and promoting those that are exactly on the same page as he.

Because a guy who’s suffered six bankruptcies is an excellent judge of character.///////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:42:45am

re: #261 Targetpractice

In other words, a CEO firing underlings that aren’t going along with his “plan” and promoting those that are exactly on the same page as he.

Because a guy who’s suffered six bankruptcies is an excellent judge of character.///////

“We should run government like a business!”

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:43:33am

Go back to bed, Spicey.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:43:43am

I’m sorry I’m over posting this morning. Can’t stop sweeping through twitter:

… makeitstop got there first, though! “severed our nation”

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:44:05am

re: #258 Barefoot Grin

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:44:20am

re: #263 makeitstop

Go back to bed, Spicey.

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Beat me to it!

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:44:32am

re: #264 Barefoot Grin

I’m sorry I’m over posting this morning. Can’t stop sweeping through twitter:

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10 seconds!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:44:51am

re: #264 Barefoot Grin

Secretary Tillerson is a true patriot that has severed our nation well. Thank you for serving. Mike Pompeo will be an outstanding Secretary of State - the Senate should act swiftly to confirm him

he did so severely

and several times

I hope he gets a good severance package

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Shropshire Slasher  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:45:39am

Oh no

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:45:50am

Does Tillerson have to give that Friend of Russia medal back now? Just curious.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:46:30am

re: #270 makeitstop

Does Tillerson have to give that Friend of Russia medal back now? Just curious.

They will be more than happy to pry it from his cold, dead hands…

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:47:50am

re: #269 Shropshire Slasher

Oh no

Oh, Yeah!!!!

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:48:05am

re: #263 makeitstop

Go back to bed, Spicey.

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Severed?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:48:26am
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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:49:29am

re: #260 Shropshire Slasher

I am sure we have been on pins and needles since November (I know, where does the time go?!)

Heh, Florida.
nypost.com

west florida
still not south florida ;-)

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:50:18am

re: #262 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“We should run government like a business!”

could we pick a successful one as a model please?

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:51:52am

re: #276 dangerman

could we pick a successful one as a model please?

He’s helping Stormy get her name out.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:52:43am

re: #263 makeitstop

Go back to bed, Spicey.

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sean…”severed”?????????????

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:52:57am
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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:53:17am

re: #264 Barefoot Grin

I’m sorry I’m over posting this morning. Can’t stop sweeping through twitter:

… makeitstop got there first, though! “severed our nation”

yeah i should read “a head”

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:53:49am

Wait until Trump sees pictures of Tillerson flying back to the US in a government plane.

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:53:55am

re: #279 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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“YOU KNOW THE REPUBLICANS CLEARED ME OF COLLUSION!”

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:53:57am

Katrina Pierson is back in the news? Shiiiiite.

Trump keeps going back to the golden oldies of corruption, craven cronies, and extremists peddling agitprop. SS/DD.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:55:26am

re: #283 lawhawk

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Katrina Pierson is back in the news? Shiiiiite.

Trump keeps going back to the golden oldies of corruption, craven cronies, and extremists peddling agitprop. SS/DD.

The funny thing about this dumb quote is Trump’s mother was born in Scotland but yes she’s a racist and so is Trump.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:55:28am

re: #282 Targetpractice

“YOU KNOW THE REPUBLICANS CLEARED ME OF COLLUSION!”

wouldnt it be great if he slipped and said that?

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:56:57am

re: #283 lawhawk

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Katrina Pierson is back in the news? Shiiiiite.

Trump keeps going back to the golden oldies of corruption, craven cronies, and extremists peddling agitprop. SS/DD.

bullet necklace girl, right?
says all thats necessary about her

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:57:22am

re: #283 lawhawk

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Katrina Pierson is back in the news? Shiiiiite.

Trump keeps going back to the golden oldies of corruption, craven cronies, and extremists peddling agitprop. SS/DD.

He’s run out of sane people who want to work for him.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 13, 2018 • 7:59:01am

Apologies if already posted, but this looks a little different now:

Two top Russian spy chiefs traveled to Washington last week to discuss counterterrorism issues with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, but the unusual visit also raised concerns among some U.S. officials that Moscow could interpret the encounter as a sign the Trump administration is willing to move beyond the issue of election interference, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said.

Link

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:00:07am

This is somehow both sweet and creepy as hell:

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blueraven  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:03:43am

Let’s just move him to the campaign…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:04:20am

re: #290 blueraven

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:04:23am

:)

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:04:37am

The Senate confirmation hearings ought to be a hotbed of issues, in regards to the new nominees.

I hope both get the grilling they deserve.

Sadly, too many of the Republicans are cynical political masters.

Still, hoping for a few sober minds on the Senate foreign relations and intelligence committees to call for accountability.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:05:03am

So Trump has fired (another) cabinet member and replaced him with somebody who has already gone through the confirmation process in order to avoid another round of confirmation hearings?

That provision of the law needs to come under direct scrutiny as Trump has obviously found another way to avoid the constitutional requirements of advise and consent via loopholes

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:06:05am

its not too early for some herbie mann and duane allman

YouTube

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:06:05am

re: #294 KGxvi

So Trump has fired (another) cabinet member and replaced him with somebody who has already gone through the confirmation process in order to avoid another round of confirmation hearings?

That provision of the law needs to come under direct scrutiny as Trump has obviously found another way to avoid the constitutional requirements of advise and consent via loopholes

Nope, they still have to go through new hearings.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:06:17am

re: #294 KGxvi

Do not they need to be reconfirmed.

I thought in the past it was pro forma, if someone moved laterally in an Administration, for the Senate, but if the Senate wants to they can go through a detailed hearing.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:09:39am

re: #292 bill d. (b.d.)

…louche New York City shyster

LOL that’s almost exactly what my dad called Trump back in the 1980’s - a “two-bit shyster, a Big Apple conman”.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:11:11am

re: #296 Belafon

Nope, they still have to go through new hearings.

The skipping hearings bit they did before, so that must just be for “acting” appointees who aren’t going to just be “acting”?

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:12:49am

re: #287 makeitstop

He’s run out of sane people who want to work for him.

Nah, he just goes with the ones he knows have no scruples knowing they won’t screw him because they are all as dirty as he is.

Assholes in the swamp together.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:13:26am

Never met a warmonger he didn’t like:

Facebook Post

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:13:40am

re: #294 KGxvi

So Trump has fired (another) cabinet member and replaced him with somebody who has already gone through the confirmation process in order to avoid another round of confirmation hearings?

That provision of the law needs to come under direct scrutiny as Trump has obviously found another way to avoid the constitutional requirements of advise and consent via loopholes

They still need to be confirmed.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:14:20am

So, what did Trump do to Lindsey Graham to take the latter from being a never-Trump guy, to being a suck-up?

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:15:57am

re: #303 freetoken

So, what did Trump do to Lindsey Graham to take the latter from being a never-Trump guy, to being a suck-up?

Graham is Butters from South Park. He needs a Cartman. It used to be McCain but now that he’s not really around, Graham is going for the real thing in Trump

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:16:48am

re: #299 KGxvi

The skipping hearings bit they did before, so that must just be for “acting” appointees who aren’t going to just be “acting”?

Not every position has to be confirmed, but SOS and CIA director have to be.

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blueraven  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:17:05am

Hillary? //

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:17:34am

Pompeo had a confirmation hearing for CIA director early last year.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:17:44am

re: #303 freetoken

So, what did Trump do to Lindsey Graham to take the latter from being a never-Trump guy, to being a suck-up?

I’m convinced that he got the haul from the Russian hack of RNC servers.

That means he likely has dirt on everybody.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:20:28am

re: #301 freetoken

Never met a warmonger he didn’t like:

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I notice Lindsey doesn’t mention Russian as a threat, just North Korea and Iran. I wonder why Lindsey is so soft on Russia.

Things seemed to have changed from a year ago.

Lindsey Graham: Russia needs to be punished Lindsey Grah…

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:21:09am

re: #306 blueraven

Jeebus, the Russians aren’t even hiding it anymore.

I’m hoping that PM May puts the hammer down on the Russians - and by that, I mean fucking with their money in London. The best way to really put the boot up Russia’s ass goes through their pocketbook.

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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:21:20am

re: #303 freetoken

So, what did Trump do to Lindsey Graham to take the latter from being a never-Trump guy, to being a suck-up?

Only the Russians may know.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:21:50am

re: #309 ObserverArt

Yeah, I want to know what happened to Lindsey.

Maybe he just realized that he happens to represent South Carolina?

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:23:15am

re: #305 Belafon

Not every position has to be confirmed, but SOS and CIA director have to be.

I know that not every position requires confirmation but I also remember them appointing someone to a post that typically requires confirmation but using a loophole to avoid it. Figured they’d be trying to do the same thing here since the questions at any sort of confirmation hearing are not going to be fun for those involved

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:23:17am
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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:26:43am

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Article I read earlier said Kelly got tired of defending Tillerson after the moron comment because it was insubordination in his mind. Which just tells you what kind of lackey employee that Kelly is

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:27:02am

Alt-Right and Trump cult followers are attacking Rex Tillerson in the comment sections of conservative websites, saying he was Deep State Globalist all along.

breitbart.com

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:29:57am
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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:30:11am

re: #316 DodgerFan1988

Alt-Right and Trump cult followers are attacking Rex Tillerson in the comment sections of conservative websites, saying he was Deep State Gobalist all along.

breitbart.com

They are nothing if not predictable.

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Stanley Sea  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:33:26am

re: #283 lawhawk

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Katrina Pierson is back in the news? Shiiiiite.

Trump keeps going back to the golden oldies of corruption, craven cronies, and extremists peddling agitprop. SS/DD.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:34:55am

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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this right here is kelly providing proof positive that trumps twitter account is official

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:35:11am

re: #319 Stanley Sea

If true, a man under investigation for serious financial crimes was just announced as a Trump 2020 Senior Advisor for campaign operations

Is anyone actually surprised by this? Because I know I’m not.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:35:31am

re: #318 makeitstop

They are nothing if not predictable.

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nines09  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:36:35am

Another dead Russian in England. Imagine that.

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gocart mozart  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:38:54am
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Stanley Sea  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:38:55am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:40:06am

May responds to Russian subversion: SAS raids Trump UK properties.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:41:03am

re: #326 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

May responds to Russian subversion: SAS raids Trump UK properties.

LOL now that would be one helluva headline!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:45:53am

Somewhere, Rex Tillerson is breathing a huge sigh of relief. I’m amazed he put up with Trump this long when Trump was like: “I’m going kneecap you and throw you under the bus every chance I get but I DEMAND LOYALTY!!”.

Also, anyone remember this?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin reportedly have forged a “suicide pact” in which all three members of President Trump’s Cabinet would leave if one of them becomes a target of the president.

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Varek Raith  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:46:19am

re: #326 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

May responds to Russian subversion: SAS raids Trump UK properties.

That’d be sweet.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:46:30am

re: #326 Shiplord Kirel, live from behind wingnut lines

May responds to Russian subversion: SAS raids Trump UK properties.

Is this real?

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Jay C  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:48:12am

re: #328 Eclectic Cyborg

Somewhere, Rex Tillerson is breathing a huge sigh of relief. I’m amazed he put up with Trump this long when Trump was like: “I’m going kneecap you and throw you under the bus every chance I get but I DEMAND LOYALTY!!”.

Also, anyone remember this?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin reportedly have forged a “suicide pact” in which all three members of President Trump’s Cabinet would leave if one of them becomes a target of the president.

And will probably meet with the standard riposte to these sort of “pacts”, i.e. “You first!!”

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:49:40am

re: #330 Big Beautiful Door

Is this real?

Trump would immediately declare war on the UK if it were true.

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Shropshire Slasher  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:50:57am
An upstate New York police department is under fire after video surfaced of officers targeting a raccoon with their squad car — claiming the doomed critter died as “humanely as possible.”

“Leaving the grocery store to find 2 cops charging at a raccoon in a car for 15 minutes until dead:/ you would think if it had rabies they would shoot him instead of torturing. Sad day,” Catucci wrote.

Cue the outrage!
nypost.com

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:51:03am

re: #328 Eclectic Cyborg

Somewhere, Rex Tillerson is breathing a huge sigh of relief. I’m amazed he put up with Trump this long when Trump was like: “I’m going kneecap you and throw you under the bus every chance I get but I DEMAND LOYALTY!!”.

Also, anyone remember this?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin reportedly have forged a “suicide pact” in which all three members of President Trump’s Cabinet would leave if one of them becomes a target of the president.

Ten bucks says neither one gives up their spot.

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electrotek  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:53:10am

Have we seen right-wing outrage over chemical attacks in the UK? Or have they been shamefully silent since it doesn’t involve Muslims?

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:53:22am
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Amory Blaine  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:55:08am

Tuesday morning…

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nines09  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:55:38am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:55:42am

re: #337 Amory Blaine

Tuesday morning…

I tell you, I leave the house for an hour to go for a walk, and the whole place just goes straight to hell.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:56:50am
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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 8:58:38am

re: #336 Ace-o-aces

I served in Congress with Mike Pompeo, he’s a great guy. That’s not the story.

Rex Tillerson may always have been a bad pick. That’s not the story.

The President fired his Secretary of State via a tweet. He didn’t have the guts or the decency to speak to him.

That’s the story.

if true, this is more complete

the pres had his cos call his sos on the phone to tell him to monitor twitter.
not why
not when

they had him on the phone
and didnt tell him anything

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Shropshire Slasher  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:00:28am

re: #333 Shropshire Slasher

Go for the article, stay for the comments:

miamiherald.com

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:02:03am
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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:04:04am
If you awoke to the news from The Washington Post that Tillerson was out as SOS, and that he will be replaced by CIA director Mike Pompeo, and your first reaction wasn’t to connect Tillerson’s departure to these remarks, you should go back to bed for a couple of hours. Remember that, on Monday, the day that Tillerson allied himself with British Prime Minister Theresa May and with common sense in pinning this deadly caper on Russia, official White House spokesdrone Sarah Huckabee Sanders gargled a whole bunch of banalities in her press briefing without ever once mentioning Russia.

esquire.com

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:05:52am

No way Trump gets involved in recent death of Russian Glushkov (if it turns out to be murder). He was in major spat with Roman Abramovich who is socially friendly with Jared and Ivanka.

theguardian.com

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ipsos  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:06:52am

FB friend in PA says “turnout is heavy” at his polling place this morning.

That’s welcome news.

Go Conor!

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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:07:19am

re: #346 ipsos

FB friend in PA says “turnout is heavy” at his polling place this morning.

That’s welcome news.

Go Conor!

And fuck Trump!

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:07:38am

re: #346 ipsos

FB friend in PA says “turnout is heavy” at his polling place this morning.

That’s welcome news.

Go Conor!

Hope for the best.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:07:48am

re: #330 Big Beautiful Door

Is this real?

Regrettably, no.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:10:46am
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Ace-o-aces  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:13:26am
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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:16:02am
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nines09  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:17:02am

...

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:17:10am

re: #352 JordanRules

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What a fucking shitshow.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:17:18am

re: #352 JordanRules

JFC.

Every day the GOP lets this shitshow go on…government can’t function like this.

Complete dereliction of duty.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:17:18am

re: #352 JordanRules

BREAKING: Officials: White House fires top Tillerson aide who contradicted account of secretary of state’s dismissal refused to lie in order to adhere the official White House account.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:17:21am
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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:17:58am

And Stormy’s lawyer for good measure…

Tuesday Morning…

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:20:55am

re: #357 Ace-o-aces

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Because Jack is a dumbass unwilling tool of the Kremlin who thinks he’s MAGA.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:22:57am

re: #352 JordanRules

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Holy shit! Fire everybody, why doncha?

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:23:35am

re: #360 makeitstop

Holy shit! Fire everybody, why doncha?

If Conor Lamb wins in PA tonight, Trump might just do that tomorrow.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:24:39am

re: #360 makeitstop

Holy shit! Fire everybody, why doncha?

That would be a great idea for a reality TV show, but who would we get to host it?

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:24:57am

re: #353 nines09

Assuming the top aide was not part of the Civil Service, then he could be fired. I don’t know if SES folk are “aides”, usually not, but they are fireable. Foreign Service like Civil Service can only be removed with cause, I think.

Disagreeing with your boss is not “cause”.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:25:01am

re: #361 Dr Lizardo

If Conor Lamb wins in PA tonight, Trump might just do that tomorrow.

Now if only he would fire himself after doing so, we’d be in good shape.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:25:39am

I suspect by “fired” that the person did not actually lose their job, simply being reassigned.

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nines09  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:25:56am

re: #363 freetoken

huh?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:26:08am

re: #352 JordanRules

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Those responsible for ensuring that the Secretary of State was sacked, have been sacked.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:26:17am

re: #365 freetoken

I suspect by “fired” that the person did not actually lose their job, simply being reassigned.

Going to work for the campaign.
//

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:26:53am
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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:26:55am

re: #366 nines09

huh?

The top aide who was supposedly fired, per that tweet.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:27:10am

re: #367 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Those responsible for ensuring that the Secretary of State was sacked, have been sacked.

Execute the executioners.

Quite Stalinesque.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:28:21am
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Scottish Dragon  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:28:23am

re: #352 JordanRules

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What the fuck?

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:28:41am
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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:28:45am

I’m beginning to wonder if getting fired for honesty in the Trump regime is a way of establishing future hire-ability in the private sector.

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nines09  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:30:32am

re: #370 freetoken

I saw it was already posted and took it down.
But this administration, kingdom, insane asylum, Russian Hotel, seems to act independent of any law or norm or contract or reality.
Then they will fire the person who fired the person who wanted to fire the person who talked about firing a person who was fired.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:30:34am

Just to be clear, there are two “top aides” currently hot running in tweets:

1) Trump’s,
2) Tillerson’s.

I was writing about the latter’s.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:31:07am

News comes at you fast in the Drumpfepoche.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:31:33am
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Stanley Sea  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:32:47am
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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:33:33am

re: #328 Eclectic Cyborg

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:33:52am

So it was one of the Under-secretaries:

Trump fires top Tillerson deputy in State Department shake-up

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:36:15am
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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:37:27am

The Trump Cult apparently didn’t like that Goldstein guy too much.

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:37:31am

re: #377 freetoken

Just to be clear, there are two “top aides” currently hot running in tweets:

1) Trump’s,
2) Tillerson’s.

I was writing about the latter’s.

1 was effectively reassigned, to the campaign, 2 has been confirmed (by more than 1 source now), as fired.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:38:36am

re: #379 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

Trick question, The answer is always MOAR GUNZ!!

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:40:27am
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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:40:38am

In other news it appears that Loathsome Larry Kudlow is going to be tRump’s new director of the White House’s National Economic Council,

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:40:45am

re: #385 JordanRules

And the original tweet about the Under Secretary ought not have used the word “aide”, as indeed the SoS has actual aides (for security, information, etc.).

It’s too often the case where a story writer goes for an easy word instead of a more accurate one.

The guy fired is actually pretty senior.

I hope the rest of the political appointees who have any shred of self-dignity realize they are doomed, sooner or later.

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:41:07am
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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:42:50am

BTW, I got a 24 hour timeout for this tweet: Feel free to RT the fuck out of it.

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:42:57am

re: #385 JordanRules

1 was effectively reassigned, to the campaign, 2 has been confirmed (by more than 1 source now), as fired.

Trump’s aide, who was sent packing out of the WH without being able to clean out his desk, is under criminal investigation for financial crimes separate from Mueller’s investigation. Trump put him on his 2020 campaign.

Tillerson’s aide was sacked for telling the truth about Trumpworld’s firing of Tillerson.

We’re going to need a bigger scorecard.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:43:33am

Jesus H. Christ. This administration is off the damn rails. Weren’t they already dangerously understaffed to begin with?

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:43:37am

re: #391 darthstar

BTW, I got a 24 hour timeout for this tweet: Feel free to RT the fuck out of it.

[Embedded content]

Quote tweet it though. So it will reappear on everyone’s TL after the blackout.

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:44:06am

re: #392 lawhawk

Rachel’s team has time to update the board for tonight’s show.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:44:58am

re: #387 darthstar

Putinitis. Seems to be really contagious.

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:46:16am

Right now in the NYT editorial staff room: “QUICK, FIND ME A ‘DEMS IN DISARRAY!’ ANGLE TO ALL OF THIS!!!!”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:46:51am
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Jay C  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:48:27am

re: #392 lawhawk

We’re going to need a bigger scorecard.

Rachel Maddow probably IS going to need a bigger wall on her set, now! Or resign the graphics: the list of “Trump Admin Departures” is going look like a phone book….

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:51:15am
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ObserverArt  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:51:28am
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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:53:21am
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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:54:13am

The one positive thing I can say about Tillerson is this: he knew a moron when he saw one.

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:55:11am
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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:57:27am

Maine GOP candidate viciously attacks Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez as a ‘skinhead lesbian’ in crazed rant

rawstory.com

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:58:29am

re: #405 Kragar

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Mattand  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:58:31am

re: #391 darthstar

BTW, I got a 24 hour timeout for this tweet: Feel free to RT the fuck out of it.

[Embedded content]

Done.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:58:53am

About Trump’s former campaign chairman:
Manafort could face ‘rest of life in prison,’ judge says

[…]

“The defendant is a person of great wealth who has the financial means and international connections to flee and remain at large, as well as every incentive to do so,” Ellis wrote in an order setting the terms of what the judge called “home incarceration” for Manafort, 68, who lives in Alexandria but also has homes in Florida and on Long Island.

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis, an appointee of President Ronald Reagan.

[…]

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:58:56am

re: #406 Skip Intro

Maine GOP candidate viciously attacks Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez as a ‘skinhead lesbian’ in crazed rant

rawstory.com

That’s going to go over well in campaign commercials.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 13, 2018 • 9:59:33am

re: #399 Jay C

Rachel Maddow probably IS going to need a bigger wall on her set, now! Or resign the graphics: the list of “Trump Admin Departures” is going look like a phone book….

Just switch the list to “Who’s still here?”

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:00:39am

re: #406 Skip Intro

Maine GOP candidate viciously attacks Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez as a ‘skinhead lesbian’ in crazed rant

rawstory.com

Skinhead lesbian. Is that like jumbo shrimp or work party?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:00:50am

re: #405 Kragar

Because they love America and we don’t.

/

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ipsos  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:00:51am

re: #399 Jay C

Rachel Maddow probably IS going to need a bigger wall on her set, now! Or resign the graphics: the list of “Trump Admin Departures” is going look like a phone book….

I want to see her start the show outside on the skating rink, with the huge list of departures scrolling up the front of 30 Rock behind her.

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:01:25am

re: #407 darthstar

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:02:07am
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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:02:11am

See London and die.

Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov found dead at his London home
theguardian.com

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:02:42am

re: #397 Targetpractice

Right now in the NYT editorial staff room: “QUICK, FIND ME A ‘DEMS IN DISARRAY!’ ANGLE TO ALL OF THIS!!!!”

“Anyone got a Sanders quote?”

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:03:17am

re: #417 Decatur Deb

See London and die.

Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov found dead at his London home
theguardian.com

Literally.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:03:23am

re: #384 makeitstop

Some context: Steve Goldstein is loathed inside the White House and regarded as openly anti-Trump, as we’ve reported. (Which is ironic given he’s a political appointee.)

— Jonathan Swan

Well, we know that even Team Trump members like Sessions are hostile to Trump, are Deep State, and total traitors to MAGA.

//

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:03:56am

re: #418 Belafon

“Anyone got a Sanders quote?”

“SOMEBODY FIND ME SHAUN KING AND HA GOODMAN RIGHT FUCKING NOW!”

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:05:38am

BTW, if anyone noticed anything odd with my twitter feed last night, my drunk ass buddy came over for a bit and was surfing porn with my old tablet before I caught him and sent him home.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:06:34am

Never met a war he didn’t like:

Graham after ‘unnerving’ visit to Middle East: ‘Iran is winning’

Graham blames former President Obama for not taking enough action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and for pulling U.S. troops out Iraq.

Why, of course he does.

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electrotek  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:07:42am

re: #423 freetoken

Never met a war he didn’t like:

Graham after ‘unnerving’ visit to Middle East: ‘Iran is winning’

Why, of course he does.

Why doesn’t he blame Bush for sowing the seeds of troop withdrawal from Iraq?

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:08:04am

re: #421 Kragar

“SOMEBODY FIND ME SHAUN KING AND HA GOODMAN RIGHT FUCKING NOW!”

I saw a tweet yesterday where Oliver Willis called King “Talcom X”.

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:09:10am

re: #425 Belafon

I saw a tweet yesterday where Oliver Willis called King “Talcom X”.

I’ve seen “Martin Luther Keyboard” as well

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:09:28am

re: #424 electrotek

Why doesn’t he blame Bush for sowing the seeds of troop withdrawal from Iraq?

Bush? Who’s that? Never heard of him.//

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:09:40am

Make Team America Great Again

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:10:35am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:10:58am
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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:12:27am

re: #430 Big Beautiful Door

Trailer for Fantastic Beasts sequel.

Just watched it. Seems a bit… over the top. If a movie about magickal beasts and wizards can be over the top, that is.

Also, I find all this derivative stuff coming out of Hollywood really really weak on creativity. Sure, the actors on the whole are very capable, but the stories are not.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:12:51am

There’s been so much shit going on this morning I made a doctors appointment this afternoon for my whiplash.

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makeitstop  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:13:02am

re: #422 Kragar

BTW, if anyone noticed anything odd with my twitter feed last night, my drunk ass buddy came over for a bit and was surfing porn with my old tablet before I caught him and sent him home.

That’s what they all say. :)

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:13:11am
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BeachDem  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:13:24am

re: #392 lawhawk

Trump’s aide, who was sent packing out of the WH without being able to clean out his desk, is under criminal investigation for financial crimes separate from Mueller’s investigation. Trump put him on his 2020 campaign.

Tillerson’s aide was sacked for telling the truth about Trumpworld’s firing of Tillerson.

We’re going to need a bigger scorecard.

And…

McEntee’s younger brother, Zac McEntee, played tennis at the University of Connecticut and currently is a body man for Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

Keep it in the family. Weird that McEntee the elder went from college football to Fox production assistant to the yam’s campaign. Wonder when he had the time or wherewithal to commit these financial crimes.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:13:32am

re: #406 Skip Intro

Maine GOP candidate viciously attacks Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez as a ‘skinhead lesbian’ in crazed rant

rawstory.com

Except for the apologizing thing that would make this guy Governor material in Maine.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:13:57am

re: #431 freetoken

Just watched it. Seems a bit… over the top. If a movie about magickal beasts and wizards can be over the top, that is.

Also, I find all this derivative stuff coming out of Hollywood really really weak on creativity. Sure, the actors on the whole are very capable, but the stories are not.

I can’t watch it at work, but does it derive from the Harry Potter world? I hear they’re related. :)

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:14:17am

re: #410 darthstar

That’s going to go over well in campaign commercials.

What a fuckin’ idiot. That’s not how you use social media to promote a campaign.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:14:57am

re: #357 Ace-o-aces

Poor Jack. Doing anything he can to avoid thinking about his impending divorce. Or at least trying to distract from the fact that everyone knows he’s a lying cheating POS Scumbag.

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blueraven  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:15:01am

re: #422 Kragar

BTW, if anyone noticed anything odd with my twitter feed last night, my drunk ass buddy came over for a bit and was surfing porn with my old tablet before I caught him and sent him home.

Cool story, bro.
//

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:16:25am

As god is my witness, I did not know “body man” was a thing.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:16:50am

re: #434 JordanRules

The NYT should go find Republicans in the heartland that give a shit.

And while I’m being somewhat snarky, some Republicans are voting for Dems this year for that reason.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:16:56am

re: #379 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

School Resource Officer Accidentally Fires Gun Inside Alexandria Middle School

trained officer

“accidentally”

here we go

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:17:11am

re: #437 Belafon

I can’t watch it at work, but does it derive from the Harry Potter world? I hear they’re related. :)

Yes; it has Jude Law cast as a young Dumbledore, and very stylishly clothed rather than wearing a wizard’s gown.

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:17:11am

re: #422 Kragar

BTW, if anyone noticed anything odd with my twitter feed last night, my drunk ass buddy came over for a bit and was surfing porn with my old tablet before I caught him and sent him home.

You owe me for three boxes of tissues.

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:18:06am

re: #433 makeitstop

re: #440 blueraven

I REGRET NOTHING

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:19:28am

Hm…I wrote to Twitter support asking if that offending tweet was the issue and explaining that the guy had insulted my state (California), and now I’m getting the normal flow of likes and replies to my tweets as if nothing ever happened.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:19:43am

Greenwald is so tedious, Tillerson just didn’t ignore the obvious. Pompeo is nothing but a Trump stooge, expecting him to cross Hair Furor and say anything bad about Russia is laughable.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:20:00am

re: #422 Kragar

BTW, if anyone noticed anything odd with my twitter feed last night, my drunk ass buddy came over for a bit and was surfing porn with my old tablet before I caught him and sent him home.

Did notice heavy reliance on “Q, W, E, A, S & D”.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:20:35am

re: #437 Belafon

I can’t watch it at work, but does it derive from the Harry Potter world? I hear they’re related. :)

The big reveal is…

a younger Prof. Dumbledore as one of the characters.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:21:31am

re: #448 bill d. (b.d.)

[Embedded content]

Greenwald is so tedious, Tillerson just didn’t ignore the obvious. Pompeo is nothing but a Trump stooge, expecting him to cross Hair Furor and say anything bad about Russia is laughable.

It’s a legit question but Glenn has to be a douche. Lots of Trump appointees including his VP have repudiated past stances to serve Trump.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:21:39am

re: #448 bill d. (b.d.)

Yet: replacing Tillerson with Pompeo is more proof of a KGB takeover

— Glenn Greenwald

GG spent eight years harshing on W Bush (I was a regular reader for many years), but so far GG has been at great pains to excuse the Trumpster. I wonder why that is.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:22:26am

re: #452 Sir John Barron

GG spent eight years harshing on W Bush (I was a regular reader for many years), but so far GG has been at great pains to excuse the Trumpster. I wonder why that is.

GG is a hack who probably gets a nice check to ignore Russia.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:22:52am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:23:05am

re: #431 freetoken

Just watched it. Seems a bit… over the top. If a movie about magickal beasts and wizards can be over the top, that is.

Also, I find all this derivative stuff coming out of Hollywood really really weak on creativity. Sure, the actors on the whole are very capable, but the stories are not.

It’s sequels, reboots and prequels all the way down.

I agree - there seems to be a lack of creativity hand-in-hand with the notion of “playing it safe” running Hollywood these days.

I have nothing against blockbuster flicks. But I also remember the days of films like Serpico, Chinatown or Dog Day Afternoon or The French Connection and The Deer Hunter. Those were (and still are) great films for a reason. They were as much artistic endeavors as they were commercial products. You can have both.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:23:47am

re: #434 JordanRules

LET TRUMP BE TRUMP MAGA!

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:24:45am

re: #451 HappyWarrior

It’s a legit question but Glenn has to be a douche. Lots of Trump appointees including his VP have repudiated past stances to serve Trump.

Very true.

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:25:03am

“Can I check my email while I wait for my ride?”
“Yeah sure.”
*5 minutes later*
“Dude WTF?”
“Hmm?”
“Are you surfing porn?”
“… Yeah.”
“…”
“… how did you -“
“Turn it off. Now.”
“Kay.”

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:26:21am

re: #455 Dr Lizardo

It’s sequels, reboots and prequels all the way down.

I agree - there seems to be a lack of creativity hand-in-hand with the notion of “playing it safe” running Hollywood these days.

I have nothing against blockbuster flicks. But I also remember the days of films like Serpico, Chinatown or Dog Day Afternoon or The French Connection and The Deer Hunter. Those were (and still are) great films for a reason. They were as much artistic endeavors as they were commercial products. You can have both.

So, Get Out, Three Billboards, and The Florida Project.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:27:01am

re: #454 Big Beautiful Door

Trump is so radioactive that Tom Cotton refused to become his new CIA Chief.

The White House didn’t want to open up Cotton’s Arkansas Senate seat after the GOP’s shocking loss in the Alabama Senate race and other special elections.

The GOP are so scared they were concerned they might lose ARKANSAS,….ARKANSAS!!!

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:28:08am

re: #455 Dr Lizardo

It’s sequels, reboots and prequels all the way down.

I agree - there seems to be a lack of creativity hand-in-hand with the notion of “playing it safe” running Hollywood these days.

I have nothing against blockbuster flicks. But I also remember the days of films like Serpico, Chinatown or Dog Day Afternoon or The French Connection and The Deer Hunter. Those were (and still are) great films for a reason. They were as much artistic endeavors as they were commercial products. You can have both.

Well I would say that if you look at the movies that won Oscar nominations, there are plenty of creative films being made that aren’t franchises. Get Out, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards all come to mind.

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Mattand  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:28:26am

re: #387 darthstar

I’m started to get nervous for Muller’s security. I don’t think it’s beyond the realm of possibility that Putin would try something and Trump would stand aside and let it happen.

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:30:29am

I’m watching “Missing” one of the 1982 Academy Award nominees for Best Film. Reminded me that Sissy Spacek is one of the few that made her life outside of Hollywood and she’s still putting in work.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:31:33am

re: #459 Belafon

So, Get Out, Three Billboards, and The Florida Project.

Yes, very true. Those were all excellent films.

When it comes to reboots, I liked J.J. Abrams’ idea of rebooting the Star Trek franchise by placing it in an alternate timeline. It allows the writers to have the freedom to explore new ideas and storylines without being constrained by the original continuity.

That being said, my disappointment (for lack of a better term) is that I want to see new Star Trek stories set in a future timeline after Star Trek: The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine. A new series, set….let’s say…..150 years or more after the events of that timeline. Star Trek has always been about the future. They need to start thinking about that instead of prequels or further reboots.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:31:44am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:32:14am

re: #460 bill d. (b.d.)

The GOP are so scared they were concerned they might lose ARKANSAS,….ARKANSAS!!!

Just think about it. We are barely into the second year of Trump’s term and there is no reason to believe the exits are going to slow, competent people are reluctant to take jobs in the Administration and its already dangerously understaffed. This is not good.

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dirkdigglerjr  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:34:37am

From Politico:

ALERT — SEVERAL REPUBLICANS reached out to us this morning and said they expect it could be an early night in Pennsylvania. At this point, GOP insiders involved in the race expect Democrat CONOR LAMB to win Pennsylvania’s 18th district. Some RNC overnight data came back, and Republican Rick Saccone is in a tough spot, according to these sources.

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:35:51am
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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:36:03am

re: #467 dirkdigglerjr

From Politico:

ALERT — SEVERAL REPUBLICANS reached out to us this morning and said they expect it could be an early night in Pennsylvania. At this point, GOP insiders involved in the race expect Democrat CONOR LAMB to win Pennsylvania’s 18th district. Some RNC overnight data came back, and Republican Rick Saccone is in a tough spot, according to these sources.

The PA GOP head already said it was a Dem district. They don’t seem confident at all.

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:36:34am

re: #469 HappyWarrior

The PA GOP head already said it was a Dem district. They don’t seem confident at all.

It’s a Democratic district NOW.

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Jay C  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:37:33am

re: #460 bill d. (b.d.)

re: #454 Big Beautiful Door

Trump is so radioactive that Tom Cotton refused to become his new CIA Chief.

The White House didn’t want to open up Cotton’s Arkansas Senate seat after the GOP’s shocking loss in the Alabama Senate race and other special elections.

The GOP are so scared they were concerned they might lose ARKANSAS,….ARKANSAS!!!

Whatever the reason, anything that keeps Tom Cotton away from any exercise of any more power than he has is likely a good thing for the country and the world in general.

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Interesting Times  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:37:35am

re: #469 HappyWarrior

The PA GOP head already said it was a Dem district. They don’t seem confident at all.

It’s not over til the fat lady sings votes are in!

< tinfoil hat >And maybe all these statements are just GOP ratfuckery to make Dems complacent and reduce turnout< /tinfoil hat >

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:38:10am

re: #452 Sir John Barron

GG spent eight years harshing on W Bush (I was a regular reader for many years), but so far GG has been at great pains to excuse the Trumpster. I wonder why that is.

Clinton derangement syndrome. Poor Glenn.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:38:40am

re: #467 dirkdigglerjr

From Politico:

ALERT — SEVERAL REPUBLICANS reached out to us this morning and said they expect it could be an early night in Pennsylvania. At this point, GOP insiders involved in the race expect Democrat CONOR LAMB to win Pennsylvania’s 18th district. Some RNC overnight data came back, and Republican Rick Saccone is in a tough spot, according to these sources.

From what I’ve read, Trump’s already distanced himself from Saccone, apparently privately deriding Saccone as a weak candidate and a loser.

Of course, that’s typical Trump, no doubt about it. That being said, if Lamb wins PA 18 today, I’m sure the GOP leadership is going to be even more nervous about what might be awaiting them come November’s mid-terms.

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:38:51am

re: #470 darthstar

It’s a Democratic district NOW.

Not yet. Lot’s of working folks still have to race to the polls this evening. We still need them to do it.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:39:38am

re: #471 Jay C

Whatever the reason, anything that keeps Tom Cotton away from any exercise of any more power than he has is likely a good thing for the country and the world in general.

There is no way that the GOP is stupid enough to elect that moron.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:40:29am

re: #470 darthstar

It’s a Democratic district NOW.

Let’s wait for the results. I am nervous that the GOP knows they will win by 2-3% and are trying to frame this GOP victory as a major defeat for the Dems. We need to get the vote out and don’t want any premature celebrating so that our voters think that it’s not urgent that they show up. That’s how the Gingrich revolution succeeded — the Dems didn’t vote.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:40:33am

re: #471 Jay C

Whatever the reason, anything that keeps Tom Cotton away from any exercise of any more power than he has is likely a good thing for the country and the world in general.

Bad enough he’s in the Senate. He’s worse in Trump in many ways namely that he’s not completely stupid.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:41:18am

re: #398 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“Feb 9, 2017 - A bald eagle that enjoyed a few moments of Internet fame this week after a photo went viral showing it blocking a doughnut shop’s drive-through had to be euthanized by veterinarians because of an injury that couldn’t be fixed.”

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:42:21am

If Lamb wins tonight, no amount of “Saccone was a poor candidate” is going to stop the bleeding. The party threw tens of millions into this race, a race in a district that is blindingly white and Trump won by 20% less than 2 years ago. Hell, Trump himself went and stumped for him the weekend before the election. He pushed through unpopular trade tariffs in order to shore up support among steel workers.

There is no way to spin a Lamb win tonight as a “good” thing for the GOP. The spin will simply be about how bad it looks for them in November.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:44:50am

re: #473 Ace-o-aces

Clinton derangement syndrome. Poor Glenn.

For whatever reason, Glenn is owned by Putin.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:46:07am
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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:46:18am

re: #467 dirkdigglerjr

From Politico:

ALERT — SEVERAL REPUBLICANS reached out to us this morning and said they expect it could be an early night in Pennsylvania. At this point, GOP insiders involved in the race expect Democrat CONOR LAMB to win Pennsylvania’s 18th district. Some RNC overnight data came back, and Republican Rick Saccone is in a tough spot, according to these sources.

Dog, I hope so. I remember being burned by the early voting reports on election day in 2016.

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:47:39am
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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:47:58am

Like I said yesterday, for the GOP to breath a sigh of relief tonight, Saccone has to win by double digits. Not pull off a squeaker win, but coast to victory on a margin so large that he’ll be taking victory laps before bedtime. A close win of less than 5% will be spun as “proof” by the wingnuts that Trump’s not toxic, but that’s not how the people actually running will see it. They’ll see a 15+ point swing against them, which will be their ass in anything but a race where they comfortably win by better than 20% every election.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:48:31am

re: #479 Dave In Austin

“Feb 9, 2017 - A bald eagle that enjoyed a few moments of Internet fame this week after a photo went viral showing it blocking a doughnut shop’s drive-through had to be euthanized by veterinarians because of an injury that couldn’t be fixed.”

Why did you have to make that cute photo sad?

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:49:04am

re: #484 Kragar

Expectation: I’ve been fired so that I can spend more time with my family.
Hope: I’ve been fired so that I can spend more time with the grand jury.

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:49:55am

re: #482 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:50:05am

re: #482 Ace-o-aces

He will kiss Trump’s ass so much Hannity will be jealous.

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lizardofid  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:52:49am

re: #484 Kragar

[Embedded content]

You know Kragar, if you switch the order, that could be expressed as thoughts and prayers.

heh

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:52:56am
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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:53:01am

re: #484 Kragar

[Embedded content]

Yep, Tillerson will be diplomatic for the first time since taking the job….

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:54:18am

re: #491 darthstar

[Embedded content]

“And I’m okay with that, Your Honor, so long as you don’t allow any men with a Russian accent near my cell.”

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blueraven  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:54:54am

re: #489 Skip Intro

He will kiss Trump’s ass so much Hannity will be jealous.

Wish he would just come out and utter one sentence -

Trump is a fucking moron.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:55:03am
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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:55:16am
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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:55:52am

This MOFO has some of the most potent sh*t on the planet, even Alex Jones raises his eyebrows at him.

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:56:17am
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jaunte  Mar 13, 2018 • 10:57:26am
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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:00:03am

Who knew Moses was an early adopter?

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:00:24am
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blueraven  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:01:55am

Lord help us

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:03:11am

re: #464 Dr Lizardo

Yes, very true. Those were all excellent films.

When it comes to reboots, I liked J.J. Abrams’ idea of rebooting the Star Trek franchise by placing it in an alternate timeline. It allows the writers to have the freedom to explore new ideas and storylines without being constrained by the original continuity.

That being said, my disappointment (for lack of a better term) is that I want to see new Star Trek stories set in a future timeline after Star Trek: The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine. A new series, set….let’s say…..150 years or more after the events of that timeline. Star Trek has always been about the future. They need to start thinking about that instead of prequels or further reboots.

Maybe they could build one around Wesley phasing in and out of existence.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:03:23am

re: #496 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Pompeo also climate-change denier in lockstep with Trump leaving Paris agreement; major Koch boy.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:03:32am

re: #502 blueraven

He doesn’t want constraints.

So he’s going to just start using the N word.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:04:23am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:05:06am

re: #500 darthstar

Who knew Moses was an early adopter?

[Embedded content]

Dude was waaaaay ahead of the curve.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:06:08am

re: #502 blueraven

Lord help us

Isn’t this like the 3rd “Let Trump Be Trump” reset? Shame he’s continually having to act with all these pesky restraints. Guy can’t catch a break.
/

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:06:26am

There’s a Ashley Parker/Philip Rucker profile of Ivanka out today, but I’m not going to read it or link it. I’m mentioning it because I so, so fucking loathe her and her husband.

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blueraven  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:06:27am

re: #502 blueraven

Seriously scary how Trump has been going off on the Iran deal. Now, with Pompeo?

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:06:29am

How can Trump staff his White House if they are going to enforce that new security clearance exemption rule?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:07:23am

re: #498 darthstar

“As you know, now we’re gong to the wall.”

He doesn’t sound convinced, actually.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:07:30am

re: #503 Belafon

Maybe they could build one around Wesley phasing in and out of existence.

LOL.

There’s tons of Trek fans out there that could come up with something, I have no doubt about it. A lot of it would likely be straight-up crapola, but it’s a matter of finding the real serious stuff that’s not only good, but occasionally brilliant.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:08:26am

re: #507 Dr Lizardo

Dude was waaaaay ahead of the curve.

Theologians still divided over the question of the “staff-into-a-snake” story meant that he knew Cobra, Python, or both coding languages….

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:09:36am

re: #495 jaunte

Yeah, well, everyone who comes into Dump’s orbit gets creamed eventually.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:10:22am

re: #502 blueraven

Lord help us

Then resign.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:11:23am

re: #515 Sir John Barron

Yeah, well, everyone who comes into Dump’s orbit gets creamed eventually.

The only people I have more respect for after dealing with Trump are Comey and Mueller.

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:12:05am
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jaunte  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:12:10am

re: #515 Sir John Barron

Object Permanence

“…During early infancy, babies are extremely egocentric. They have no concept that the world exists separate from their point of view and experience. To understand that objects continue to exist even when they are unseen, infants must first develop a mental representation of the object.”
verywellmind.com

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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:12:14am

I wonder if the GOP knows that a president doesn’t have to be a Democrat to be impeached.

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:12:23am

re: #510 blueraven

Seriously scary how Trump has been going off on on the Iran deal. Now, with Pompeo?

Pulling out of the Iran deal will help convince North Korea they should agree to denuclearize.//

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:13:37am
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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:13:45am

re: #464 Dr Lizardo

Yes, very true. Those were all excellent films.

When it comes to reboots, I liked J.J. Abrams’ idea of rebooting the Star Trek franchise by placing it in an alternate timeline. It allows the writers to have the freedom to explore new ideas and storylines without being constrained by the original continuity.

That being said, my disappointment (for lack of a better term) is that I want to see new Star Trek stories set in a future timeline after Star Trek: The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine. A new series, set….let’s say…..150 years or more after the events of that timeline. Star Trek has always been about the future. They need to start thinking about that instead of prequels or further reboots.

The big reason why there’s so much focus on prequels and reboots is the same reason that Marvel can’t put the X-Men into their MCU: CBS and Paramount split the rights and so neither really owns the whole enchilada. Paramount has the rights to the movies, but can’t use anything that appears in the TV series, while CBS has rights to the series but can’t touch the movies. So Paramount can make movies about Kirk and crew but have to avoid referencing the TV series outright, while CBS can make series in the TOS era but can’t have Kirk and crew onscreen.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:14:28am

Is Tillerson waiting for Trump to get in the air before he does his press conference?

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:14:46am

re: #522 Kragar

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Serious financial crimes are a disqualifying offense to work in the White House?

Has anybody told Javanka?

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:14:58am
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blueraven  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:15:10am

Rex seems pissed

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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:15:18am

re: #525 Targetpractice

Serious financial crimes are a disqualifying offense to work in the White House?

Has anybody told Javanka?

That doesn’t apply to family.

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:16:13am

Is Rex okay?

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:16:32am

re: #529 JordanRules

Is Rex okay?

Karma

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:16:57am

re: #522 Kragar

Oh, c’mon, DHS is Deep State.

////

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:16:57am

Rex’s entire goal was to increase the stock price of Exxon by opening up Russia to drilling. Being fired before getting that done by Trump is seriously humiliating.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:17:28am

re: #527 blueraven

Rex seems pissed

Wouldn’t you be? Learning about getting fired from social media, and then one of your co-workers - possibly a political ally - gets shit-canned scant hours later for telling your side of the story?

534
Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:17:30am

Has he said anything about Trump yet?

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:17:48am

re: #531 Sir John Barron

Oh, c’mon, DHS is Deep State.

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Deep H____ State

Hoosier
Holy
Hell

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:18:12am
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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:18:33am

re: #532 Belafon

Rex’s entire goal was to increase the stock price of Exxon by opening up Russia to drilling. Being fired before getting that done by Trump is seriously humiliating.

Is there anybody who’s been shitcanned/resigned so far that hasn’t been humiliated in some way? All these Faustian deals are coming back to haunt those who signed in blood thinking they’d get riches or fame before the bill came due.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:18:40am

re: #529 JordanRules

Is Rex okay?

He’s worth $300 million and has a medal from Putin. He’ll do fine.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:19:04am

re: #526 jaunte

Tillerson said he received a call from Trump around noon today, from Air Force One, more than three hours after WaPo alert and Trump tweet announcing his firing.

— Philip Rucker

Such classy very manly presidential.

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:19:14am

re: #536 JordanRules

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Bolton, but I thought Trump hated his mustache?

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blueraven  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:19:26am

re: #533 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wouldn’t you be? Learning about getting fired from social media, and then one of your co-workers - possibly a political ally - gets shit-canned scant hours later for telling your side of the story?

Ayep, I would definitely be pissed.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:19:49am

re: #539 Sir John Barron

On the phone, 30,000 feet up, fleeing westward at 500mph.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:19:54am

re: #540 bill d. (b.d.)

Bolton, but I thought Trump hated his mustache?

Hmmm… wonder what will happen if Trump orders him to shave it off?

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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:20:07am

re: #538 jaunte

He’s worth $300 million and has a medal from Putin. He’ll do fine.

Did Rex check with his wife to make sure God is on board with him not being SOS any more?

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:20:09am

re: #538 jaunte

Indeed. He’s just having a hard time holding it together right now. LOL!!!

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:20:36am

It’s hilarious to think of all the ink that was wasted trying to spin guys like Tillerson as “proof” that Donny was mellowing out and preparing to be president, only for him to now start lopping off heads as he looks to fill his cabinet with like-minded nutters.

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:21:36am

re: #545 JordanRules

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:21:38am
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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:22:41am

re: #548 Kragar

Trump can run everything, and if he needs help there’s always Javanka.

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:22:52am

re: #548 Kragar

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And all this happening while Donny tries to start three different wars at the same time.

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jaunte  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:23:09am

re: #546 Targetpractice

Too simple to imagine that he’s just emotionally disordered and nothing matters but filling that insatiable black hole of neediness, no matter what happens to the rest of the world.

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:24:28am
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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:25:05am

re: #546 Targetpractice

It’s hilarious to think of all the ink that was wasted trying to spin guys like Tillerson as “proof” that Donny was mellowing out and preparing to be president, only for him to now start lopping off heads as he looks to fill his cabinet with like-minded nutters.

I think it’s telling with some exceptions I.e. Azar who replaced Price at HHS have been internal appointments. That is as in how Kelly replaced Preibus while having been DHS and Mulvaney getting CFPB while at OPM.

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JordanRules  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:25:27am

re: #534 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Has he said anything about Trump yet?

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:26:10am

re: #523 Targetpractice

The big reason why there’s so much focus on prequels and reboots is the same reason that Marvel can’t put the X-Men into their MCU: CBS and Paramount split the rights and so neither really owns the whole enchilada. Paramount has the rights to the movies, but can’t use anything that appears in the TV series, while CBS has rights to the series but can’t touch the movies. So Paramount can make movies about Kirk and crew but have to avoid referencing the TV series outright, while CBS can make series in the TOS era but can’t have Kirk and crew onscreen.

Best way to avoid a conundrum is for CBS to create an entirely new series set in the Star Trek universe, but as I said, taking place in the 26th century or something like that. That way there’s no need to have Kirk, Spock, Scotty, etc., being mentioned, except perhaps in passing reference.

Hell, even go with the 28th century; that’s far enough removed from any continuity - or intellectual property rights - issues.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:26:39am

re: #553 HappyWarrior

I think it’s telling with some exceptions I.e. Azar who replaced Price at HHS have been internal appointments. That is as in how Kelly replaced Preibus while having been DHS and Mulvaney getting CFPB while at OPM.

He’s unwilling to look for anyone competent. That’s not how he works.

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Skip Intro  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:27:55am

re: #489 Skip Intro

Well I was wrong. Tillerson’s exit speech is a first.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:28:18am

re: #513 Dr Lizardo

DS9 ended with the end of the Dominion War. A lot of potential to explore the fallout there.

Maybe 10 years later…

The Cardassians are subservient to the Romulans after the Romulans took over Cardassia.

The Klingon empire, beseiged by infighting and lack of strong leadership, is on the verge of collapse.

The Federation is a shell of what it once was and must make a testy alliance with the Ferengi work.

An environmental disaster on Vulcan threatens the future of that world.

Tell me that wouldn’t make for interesting stories.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:28:31am

re: #555 Dr Lizardo

Best way to avoid a conundrum is for CBS to create an entirely new series set in the Star Trek universe, but as I said, taking place in the 26th century or something like that. That way there’s no need to have Kirk, Spock, Scotty, etc., being mentioned, except perhaps in passing reference.

Hell, even go with the 28th century; that’s far enough removed from any continuity - or intellectual property rights - issues.

Imagine coming up with another five centuries of technological advancements and stellar progress.

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HappyWarrior(Not Larry Kudlow)  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:28:41am

re: #556 Belafon

He’s unwilling to look for anyone competent. That’s not how he works.

And heaven forbid they don’t kiss his ass.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:29:51am

re: #558 Eclectic Cyborg

DS9 ended with the end of the Dominion War. A lot of potential to explore the fallout there.

Maybe 10 years later…

The Cardassians are subservient to the Romulans after the Romulans took over Cardassia.

The Klingon empire, beseiged by infighting and lack of strong leadership, is on the verge of collapse.

The Federation is a shell of what it once was and must make a testy alliance with the Ferengi work.

An environmental disaster on Vulcan threatens the future of that world.

Tell me that wouldn’t make for interesting stories.

Damn straight that’d be interesting.

562
dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:29:53am

had to go out for an hour

anyone after the undersecretary get fired?
hired?

we blow anyone up?

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:30:01am

re: #555 Dr Lizardo

The Star Trek Character who needs his own movie or series:

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:31:06am

re: #555 Dr Lizardo

Best way to avoid a conundrum is for CBS to create an entirely new series set in the Star Trek universe, but as I said, taking place in the 26th century or something like that. That way there’s no need to have Kirk, Spock, Scotty, etc., being mentioned, except perhaps in passing reference.

Hell, even go with the 28th century; that’s far enough removed from any continuity - or intellectual property rights - issues.

Consider all the problems that we already deal with in Trek prequels/reboots. Now imagine trying to create a post-Voyager series that would satisfy all the fans. Hell, just the appearance of Klingons with rigged foreheads in the first Trek film caused problems with fans and that was with Gene arguing “They always looked that way, we just didn’t have the budget for it.”

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:31:45am

re: #563 Kragar

The character shows up in ST:D and plays a role in shaping the story.

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Archangelus  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:32:26am
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Ace-o-aces  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:33:40am

re: #497 bill d. (b.d.)

This MOFO has some of the most potent sh*t on the planet, even Alex Jones raises his eyebrows at him.

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Is Dotcom still claiming to have the goods on Seth Rich, or has he moved on to other bullshit?

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Big Beautiful Door  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:34:07am

re: #563 Kragar

The Star Trek Character who needs his own movie or series:

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I expect we will see more of him in the next season of Discovery.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:34:26am
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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:34:27am

re: #566 Archangelus

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It’s bullshit anyway. This district won’t even exist come next year and the odds of Ryan ever allowing articles of impeachment to come to a vote are small enough to fit in a gnat’s asshole.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:34:46am

re: #564 Targetpractice

Consider all the problems that we already deal with in Trek prequels/reboots. Now imagine trying to create a post-Voyager series that would satisfy all the fans. Hell, just the appearance of Klingons with rigged foreheads in the first Trek film caused problems with fans and that was with Gene arguing “They always looked that way, we just didn’t have the budget for it.”

My favorite DS9 episode (possibly my favorite episode of any series) was when they time traveled to the Trouble With Tribbles episode from TOS and when the Klingons showed up everyone looked at Worf and he just say, “We don’t talk about that.”

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:35:02am

re: #559 Belafon

Imagine coming up with another five centuries of technological advancements and stellar progress.

Not just that, but also shifting alliances, perhaps the Klingon Empire either in ruins or simply gone, with competitors trying to pick off pieces and the Federation trying to create a semblance of order and ward off perhaps even greater threats.

There’s tons of potential - it just needs to be developed and explored.

Star Trek’s greatest theme is that humanity has a future - that we won’t all just destroy each other in a fit of epic stupidity. That we can work together for the betterment of everyone. I’d like to see that again.

Despite the fact the rest of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was meh, the opening credits of that flick were two-odd minutes of classic sci-fi optimism. That’s the film I wanted to see. And that’s the Star Trek I’d like to see too.

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:35:38am

So Trump’s personal assistant wasn’t just fired, he was escorted out of the White House without even being allowed to retrieve his jacket. Just what the living fuck do you have to do in the White House to get marched out like that? Change the TV to Rachel Maddow?

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Archangelus  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:35:42am

re: #558 Eclectic Cyborg

DS9 ended with the end of the Dominion War. A lot of potential to explore the fallout there.

Maybe 10 years later…

The Cardassians are subservient to the Romulans after the Romulans took over Cardassia.

The Klingon empire, beseiged by infighting and lack of strong leadership, is on the verge of collapse.

The Federation is a shell of what it once was and must make a testy alliance with the Ferengi work.

An environmental disaster on Vulcan threatens the future of that world.

Tell me that wouldn’t make for interesting stories.

That wouldn’t make for interesting stories… that’d make for f*cking AWESOME stories.

575
Dave In Austin  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:36:02am

And we’re off…….

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bill d. (b.d.)  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:36:22am

re: #567 Ace-o-aces

Is Dotcom still claiming to have the goods on Seth Rich, or has he moved on to other bullshit?

The comments on that tweet are saying that he is acting like the Deep State himself for not releasing the Seth info…….what a snake pit.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:36:28am

re: #563 Kragar

The Star Trek Character who needs his own movie or series:

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LOL The Adventures of Harry Mudd.

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KGxvi  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:36:33am

re: #559 Belafon

Imagine coming up with another five centuries of technological advancements and stellar progress.

Not only that, but an extra 500 years means they would have discovered more systems with more species with new cultures and languages. It’d be fun, but that’s a hell of an endeavor for anyone.

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:37:32am

re: #575 Dave In Austin

And we’re off…….

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When you’re losing so bad that you have to start whining about the race being “stolen” before the voting booths have closed.

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:38:52am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:39:09am

re: #579 Targetpractice

When you’re losing so bad that you have to start whining about the race being “stolen” before the voting booths have closed.

It’s RWNJ dogma that when they lose, it’s because of voter fraud. It’s very much an article of faith with them.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:39:39am

re: #575 Dave In Austin

And we’re off…….

1. What’s in the picture? (Can’t see pictures at work)
2. That sounds like all of the GOP projection in one sentence.

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:40:08am

re: #577 Dr Lizardo

LOL The Adventures of Harry Mudd.

“My Name is Mudd”

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unproven innocence  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:41:39am

re: #263 makeitstop

Go back to bed, Spicey.

“Secretary Tillerson is a true patriot that has severed our nation well.”

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:42:54am

re: #263 makeitstop

Go back to bed, Spicey.

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:42:59am

re: #575 Dave In Austin

And we’re off…….

Also, Trump Jr.?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:44:16am

re: #575 Dave In Austin

And we’re off…….

“UEGENT” tweets always need the ALL CAPS treatment. Also, I’m surprised GOP is upset about people not being allowed to vote. That’s usually their bag.

/

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unproven innocence  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:44:26am

Sorry, I should have searched the rest of the thread before posting.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:44:49am

re: #586 Belafon

Also, Trump Jr.?

Junior doesn’t do any political stuff he’s busy running all dad’s “businesses”.

/

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Sir John Barron  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:45:39am

re: #588 unproven innocence

Sorry, I should have searched the rest of the thread before posting.

No worries. Things are moving so fast none of us can really keep up.

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:46:02am
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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:47:06am

You can really have only one of two things: A bright, optimistic future…or big space battles. That’s what made DS9 so divisive among fans, that the whole Dominion War arc meant war, death, and characters engaging in acts that were a total betrayal of “Gene’s ideals.” This one sequence alone pretty much put the whole “optimistic future” ideal in the grave for years:

DS9 - In the Pale Moonlight

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:50:57am

Vicente Fox - still fucking with Trump.

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gocart mozart  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:53:19am
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jaunte  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:53:36am
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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:58:05am

re: #592 Targetpractice

You can really have only one of two things: A bright, optimistic future…or big space battles. That’s what made DS9 so divisive among fans, that the whole Dominion War arc meant war, death, and characters engaging in acts that were a total betrayal of “Gene’s ideals.” This one sequence alone pretty much put the whole “optimistic future” ideal in the grave for years:

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I liked DS9 because it was about optimistic people facing the kind of adversity that tests them, and finding their way back to being optimistic even though their context requires painful choices and cynical ones. And people being genuinely fucked up by painful experiences.

The thing about Treks that didn’t do long story arcs is…it’s easy to make a one, two episode plot where at the end no one is doubtful or dented by the events (though, honestly, Next Generation involves quite a bit of “why isn’t anybody fucked up by that thing they went through?” handwaving). There’s a soft reset of character disposition with each adventure.

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 11:59:05am

re: #592 Targetpractice

Well, according to ST:E there is the whole time-war thing that goes into the next millennium.

One possible ST spinoff: deep into the future, after the collapse of the Federation, on some M-class planet in the middle of nowhere, a colony made of multiple species eek out a survival.

Sort of like a Mad Max, with Romulans.

598
Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:00:19pm

And he’s on his way to Downtown L.A. with the streets completely blocked less than a half block where I am…

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:01:03pm

re: #491 darthstar

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May the day come soon when a Judge will say this to all of those connected to this administration including the “President”.

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:01:17pm

re: #598 Joe Bacon 🌹

And he’s on his way to Downtown L.A. with the streets completely blocked less than a half block where I am…

I’m just happy he landed at Miramar and not at the base where I work.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:02:10pm

re: #598 Joe Bacon 🌹

And he’s on his way to Downtown L.A. with the streets completely blocked less than a half block where I am…

Is a pressed-ham moon free speech?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:03:25pm
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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:06:09pm

re: #596 The Ghost of a Flea

I liked DS9 because it was about optimistic people facing the kind of adversity that tests them, and finding their way back to being optimistic even though their context requires painful choices and cynical ones. And people being genuinely fucked up by painful experiences.

The thing about Treks that didn’t do long story arcs is…it’s easy to make a one, two episode plot where at the end no one is doubtful or dented by the events (though, honestly, Next Generation involves quite a bit of “why isn’t anybody fucked up by that thing they went through?” handwaving). There’s a soft reset of character disposition with each adventure.

Well, a large part of the reason for all of that is that DS9 was basically the redheaded stepchild of the Trek franchise. Berman and Braga had cut their teeth on TNG, so they were really stuck with handling that series based upon the guidelines that Gene had set at the beginning (though with some changes, as Gene would have hated the Borg). DS9 got greenlit by B&B, but they never had any real hand in it, as Voyager was their baby and you can see it’s basically TNG with the numbers filed off. Same deal with Enterprise a decade later.

DS9 was ran by guys like Ron D. Moore (later of Battlestar Galactica fame) who wanted things like serial storylines, character development, drama, conflict, and everything that came with a mature scifi series. It doesn’t help that JMS all but accused Paramount of stealing his ideas for Babylon 5 after showing him the door.

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darthstar  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:08:49pm

Off to Costco on the south side of the island…so I’ll leave you all with a pic of some dude on a hydrofoil board by the Hanalei pier.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:12:17pm

it is truly heartening that a big chunk of the 600+ messages in this thread are about star trek and not today’s events

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lawhawk  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:13:19pm

Seriously? They’re still peddling this bullshit?

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Decatur Deb  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:13:47pm

PA18 Polls close in 5 hours (8PM EDT). Dems supporting our candidate in AL2 will have a dinner meetup to watch and boost our banzai charge.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:15:03pm
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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:15:36pm

Looks …. familiar….

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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:16:07pm

I mean, how obvious does something have to be?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:16:23pm

made this for supper…it was great and the house smells wonderful

Curried Brussels Sprouts, Chickpeas, and Sweet Potatoes

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:16:49pm
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freetoken  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:19:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:20:45pm
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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:20:45pm

re: #609 freetoken

Looks …. familiar….

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So Russia is calling May a liar, accusing them of engaging in provocative action, and demanding a joint investigation.

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Archangelus  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:20:58pm

re: #613 freetoken

Vile hate monger keeps it going:

Alex Jones: Rex Tillerson Sent ‘Coded’ Messages To The ‘Deep State’ In Resignation Speech

Message decryption: “Oh thank GOD, i’m FREEEEEEE!!!!” /

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Kragar  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:20:58pm

re: #613 freetoken

Vile hate monger keeps it going:

Alex Jones: Rex Tillerson Sent ‘Coded’ Messages To The ‘Deep State’ In Resignation Speech

So now Rex is a part of the “DEEP STATE”?

These fucking guys

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:22:34pm

re: #611 Backwoods_Sleuth

Brussels sprouts aren’t really in Indian cooking—geography and climate being a factor, I think?—but I’ve always thought they’d integrate smoothly, since there’s so many cabbage recipes that could be adapted.

I’m on a tear of doing meatless recipes, so lunch is stir-fried celery with ginger and dobanjiang (fermented broad bean and chili paste, a basic Sichuan ingredient)…but the wild-ass part is substituting sunflower seeds for ground beef. Not perfect, but I think I’m on to something.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:22:43pm
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BlueGrl21  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:22:53pm

re: #605 dangerman

it is truly heartening that a big chunk of the 600+ messages in this thread are about star trek and not today’s events

Yep.

I decided today I need to focus on the controllables, or I will be shouting at windmills for the next 3 years. One day at a time.

An opinion on Star Trek is absolutely a controllable.

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:23:06pm

re: #614 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Getting show into orbit aboard a rocket that pulls multiple Gs going up, spending 6+ months cooped in a big metal can that will be bombarded with radiation and debris, experiencing another multi-G descent to the planet’s surface, and hoping that all the equipment sent with you or ahead of you works as designed.

All done by the lowest bidder.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:23:25pm
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:24:00pm

re: #617 Kragar

So now Rex is a part of the “DEEP STATE”?

These fucking guys

♪♫♬ We’re all stars now
In the Dope Show Deep State
….. ♪♫♬

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:25:03pm

re: #621 Targetpractice

Getting show into orbit aboard a rocket that pulls multiple Gs going up, spending 6+ months cooped in a big metal can that will be bombarded with radiation and debris, experiencing another multi-G descent to the planet’s surface, and hoping that all the equipment sent with you or ahead of you works as designed.

All done by the lowest bidder.

Isn’t there pretty much only one bidder, SpaceX?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:25:09pm

I like Elon but I also like making fun of Elon.

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Targetpractice  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:26:10pm

Also remember that Musk said this is a one-way trip, if you “get your ass to Mars,” you’re not coming back anytime soon. So while I like the idea of traveling in space as much as the next guy, I’m not prepared to give up cheeseburgers to be one of the first Martians.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:27:02pm

re: #624 Belafon

Isn’t there pretty much only one bidder, SpaceX?

Because everybody else is like, “Well, no shit, the engineering challenges required to safely deliver passengers to Mars are currently insurmountable.” Musk, on the other hand, is more like, “Fuck it, we’ll do our best and what could POSSIBLY go wrong?!”

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:28:53pm

re: #627 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Because everybody else is like, “Well, no shit, the engineering challenges required to safely deliver passengers to Mars are currently insurmountable.” Musk, on the other hand, is more like, “Fuck it, we’ll do our best and what could POSSIBLY go wrong?!”

Which is why SpaceX has been relanding so many boosters.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:29:23pm

re: #620 BlueGrl21

Yep.

I decided today I need to focus on the controllables, or I will be shouting at windmills for the next 3 years. One day at a time.

An opinion on Star Trek is absolutely a controllable.

as i said upthread, today it dawned on me - we’re only just a year in

is this gonna be their MO for three more years? chaos, turnover, stomping out the daily brush fires, incompetence, graft, and general shit-show-ness?

cause im exhausted
and im just a spectator.
i’ve got to start training and pacing myself. approach this like a marathon

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William Lewis  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:30:28pm

re: #626 Targetpractice

Also remember that Musk said this is a one-way trip, if you “get your ass to Mars,” you’re not coming back anytime soon. So while I like the idea of traveling in space as much as the next guy, I’m not prepared to give up cheeseburgers to be one of the first Martians.

I would. And then some. Give me a place on that ship, I’ll be the first Anglican Communion bishop on Mars :D But we’ll share water instead of wine ///////////////////////////////////////////////

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Belafon  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:30:45pm

re: #629 dangerman

as i said upthread, today it dawned on me - we’re only just a year in

is this gonna be their MO for three more years? chaos, turnover, stomping out the daily brush fires, incompetence graft, and general shit-show-ness?

cause im exhausted
and im just a spectator.
i’ve got to start training and pacing myself. approach this like a marathon

Imagine what it will be like when Democrats control one or both chambers of Congress, especially since they won’t be able to impeach, but just investigate.

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:32:02pm

re: #626 Targetpractice

Also remember that Musk said this is a one-way trip, if you “get your ass to Mars,” you’re not coming back anytime soon. So while I like the idea of traveling in space as much as the next guy, I’m not prepared to give up cheeseburgers to be one of the first Martians.

you wont be a “martian” unless you learn the language and integrate into society.
then after 200 years or so, if you haven’t stolen anyone’s job up to then, you’ll be able to apply

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:33:18pm

re: #626 Targetpractice

Also remember that Musk said this is a one-way trip, if you “get your ass to Mars,” you’re not coming back anytime soon. So while I like the idea of traveling in space as much as the next guy, I’m not prepared to give up cheeseburgers to be one of the first Martians.

That’s not just an engineering difficulty, by the way. There’s a damn good reason even our automated space probes have been one-way trips to Mars (well, aside from the massive increase in weight that would be needed to provide return capability, a la the Saturn V or bigger): The orbital schedules make it so that in order to return from Mars and safely land on Earth or enter orbit, you have to wait a long time there - which would increase the weight requirements astronomically, in order to provide enough supplies to sustain a colony for the time required for the return-trip window to line up. Check the Cosmic Train Schedule: clowder.net

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dangerman  Mar 13, 2018 • 12:33:44pm

re: #631 Belafon

Imagine what it will be like when Democrats control one or both chambers of Congress, especially since they won’t be able to impeach, but just investigate.

i was gonna wait till tomorrow to start training.
i better start now

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unproven innocence  Mar 13, 2018 • 2:10:50pm

re: #605 dangerman

it is truly heartening that a big chunk of the 600+ messages in this thread are about star trek and not today’s events

It is but a nod to the idea that humanity has a future.


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