Trump Gives EPA Saboteur Scott Pruitt the Kiss of Death: “We’ve Got Your Back”

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As the worst EPA chief in history gets ever deeper into hot water, Trump reportedly called him yesterday to give him the infamous Kiss of Death: Trump Told Embattled EPA Chief ‘We’ve Got Your Back.’

President Donald Trump called his embattled environmental chief Monday to assure him his job is safe amid mounting scrutiny of Scott Pruitt’s travel, hiring practices and an unorthodox condo rental arrangement last year, according to two administration officials.

The president told Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, to “keep your head up” and “keep fighting,” because the White House has “got your back” said one of the officials, who asked not to be identified discussing personnel matters. That message was reinforced by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in a telephone call to Pruitt on Tuesday morning.

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EPR-radar  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:29:20am

As difficult as it may be to imagine, I’m sure Trump will manage to replace Pruitt with someone who is worse.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:29:52am

re: #1 EPR-radar

As difficult as it may be to imagine, I’m sure Trump will manage to replace Pruitt with someone who is worse.

You’re right. He will.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:30:00am

I can’t wait to see Steve Thing’s reaction to his Iowa voters about this!

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jaunte  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:32:14am

Who’s the environmental equivalent of John Bolton?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:32:19am

re: #3 Joe Bacon 🌹

I can’t wait to see Steve Thing’s reaction to his Iowa voters about this!

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The Mexicans and gun control advocates of course!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:32:46am

re: #3 Joe Bacon 🌹

I can’t wait to see Steve Thing’s reaction to his Iowa voters about this!

JUST IN: China formally notifies World Trade Organisation it is suspending trade concessions to the United States on products including ethanol in response to U.S. duties on aluminium and steel - WTO document

He will explained that Trump has realized that we Americans got tired of so much winning, it is time to try another approach

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Targetpractice  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:34:20am

re: #3 Joe Bacon 🌹

I can’t wait to see Steve Thing’s reaction to his Iowa voters about this!

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So much winning…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:34:57am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:35:51am

re: #4 jaunte

Who’s the environmental equivalent of John Bolton?

Pruitt himself is up there but uh maybe Don Blankenship. I’m surprised Trump didn’t give him Mine Safety and Health tho I do see someone just as bad got that.

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Targetpractice  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:37:21am

The press who to this day still give Hillary shit for her “deplorables” remark are going to give Trump a pass on declaring anybody who thinks Putin a foe of the US “very stupid.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:37:25am

Skyrim VR is now on PC.

If you guys don’t see me for the next several months, I didn’t flounce, I just decided to live in VR.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:39:14am

re: #8 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump says he’s sending troops to the southern border

I swear this is starting to remind me of “It Can’t Happen Here”

inky dinky habla oo?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:39:57am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:42:08am
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Kilroy was here  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:45:36am

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

These means that moose and squirrel are doomed…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:45:43am

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So she really is Angela Lansbury!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:45:50am

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

Melania Trump is reportedly the brains behind the Donald:

Is there a photo of Melania in which she is both a) smiling and b) in DT’s presence?
I cannot recall ever seeing one…

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:46:15am
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Alephnaught  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:46:17am

From previous thread… This is about the Lithuanian President making a statement that MSNBC unilaterally interpreted via Tweet as “praise” for Trump, but it’s not as simple as it looks…

re: #297 jaunte

“We’re going to make the best of this whackjob and suggest that one day he might be pointed at you.”

Yeah, I was looking at that, wondering if it was code speak:

[Lithuanian President Grybauskaitė] “We need leadership, sometimes for decision making, even unpredictable leadership … for rivals to believe that we can make a decision.”

So, who are the “rivals”? MSNBC interprets the statement as “praise” for Mr Trump, but I daresay a lot of Lithuanians would interpret “rivals” as “Russia”, and would interpret Mr Trump’s pro-Russia statements accordingly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:46:56am
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ObserverArt  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:47:03am

re: #14 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I looked at that…saw the third paragraph and bailed out of there fast. And the author is a friend of Trump’s who is a Wall Street Journal reporter.

Say no more.

Tell me what is the very obvious question when you read this?

She has an extremely uncanny ability to call out “bullshit artists” who are in it for “themselves.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:48:29am
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Mike Lamb  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:48:44am

We can only hope that there isn’t someone out there that is so keen to destroy the environment while not being so overly corrupt…

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:51:32am
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wrenchwench  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:52:38am

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

[This 21-year-old quit college to run @dog_rates. He’s now making six figures ]

I clicked just to see if his name was anywhere near Brent.

Nope. Mutt.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:52:41am

re: #18 goddamnedfrank

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Hey, Ted Poopy Pants Nugent is available!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:52:56am

re: #24 goddamnedfrank

Make America Gatsby Again!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:53:50am

President Donald Trump called his embattled environmental chief Monday to assure him his job is safe amid mounting scrutiny of Scott Pruitt’s travel, hiring practices and an unorthodox condo rental arrangement last year, according to two administration officials.

…….

“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:56:45am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:57:16am
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S'latch  Apr 3, 2018 • 11:57:42am

re: #1 EPR-radar

Trump has found a replacement for Scott Pruitt.

The Onceler
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:01:28pm

re: #28 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

President Donald Trump called his embattled environmental chief Monday to assure him his job is safe amid mounting scrutiny of Scott Pruitt’s travel, hiring practices and an unorthodox condo rental arrangement last year, according to two administration officials.

…….

“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.”

“I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart.”

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:05:00pm

Wouldn’t sending troops to the border to enforce US domestic immigration laws be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:05:33pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Summary:
- Trump says he wants troops out of Syria but maybe Saudi can pay to keep ‘em there
- Trump says he wants troops on Mex border, won’t say what he means
- Trump supports war crime of taking Iraqi oil
- Trump insults US media, Clinton
- Trump says false things about things

what ever creeps into his head leaks out his pie hole

then dozens of staffers run around in circles trying to put it into “context”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:07:27pm
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Belafon  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:08:53pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

Wouldn’t sending troops to the border to enforce US domestic immigration laws be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?

Yep, and he’ll lose that fight as well.

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petesh  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:09:50pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

Wouldn’t sending troops to the border to enforce US domestic immigration laws be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?

I would think so, though I only play a constitutional attorney in the bar.

But the Constitution, you have to understand, is perfect and inviolable unless sticking to the letter of it is disagreeable to Republicans.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:10:21pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

Wouldn’t sending troops to the border to enforce US domestic immigration laws be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?

Trump assumes it’s the “Pussy Coming At Us” act…

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dangerman  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:11:47pm

re: #30 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Watch “posse comitatus” start to trend on Google and Twitter

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:11:49pm

re: #3 Joe Bacon 🌹

I can’t wait to see Steve Thing’s reaction to his Iowa voters about this!

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Somehow it will be Obama’s fault.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:12:53pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

Wouldn’t sending troops to the border to enforce US domestic immigration laws be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?

Didn’t you hear Trump just say that we have no laws?

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BlueGrl21  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:12:58pm

re: #38 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Trump assumes it’s the “Pussy Coming At Us” act…

Oh, I can promise you this: It’s going to be a shit show of epic proportions if anyone tries to put troops on the land of the Texas border ranchers.

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wrenchwench  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:13:18pm

re: #37 petesh

I would think so, though I only play a constitutional attorney in the bar.

But the Constitution, you have to understand, is perfect and inviolable unless sticking to the letter of it is disagreeable to Republicans.

If you say, ’ I only play a constitutional attorney at the bar,’ you’l have more people as confused as I was.

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:15:24pm

re: #42 BlueGrl21

Oh, I can promise you this: It’s going to be a shit show of epic proportions if anyone tries to put troops on the land of the Texas border ranchers.

Jade Helm is coming to Texas!

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ObserverArt  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:15:51pm

re: #42 BlueGrl21

Oh, I can promise you this: It’s going to be a shit show of epic proportions if anyone tries to put troops on the land of the Texas border ranchers.

Then by all means it should happen.

Will there be tickets sold for this epic shit show? It might be highly entertaining.

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ObserverArt  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:17:14pm

re: #44 Belafon

Jade Helm is coming to Texas!

Oh that is rich.

Please Donny make it so.

Am I a bad person hoping Trump messes with Texas?

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petesh  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:17:29pm

re: #43 wrenchwench

If you say, ’ I only play a constitutional attorney at the bar,’ you’l have more people as confused as I was.

Well … “while drinking heavily” would probably be more accurate!

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wrenchwench  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:18:41pm

re: #47 petesh

Well … “while drinking heavily” would probably be more accurate!

Then you can be as confused as the rest of us!

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petesh  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:20:12pm

re: #48 wrenchwench

Then you can be as confused as the rest of us!

Confusification is the prime directive

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:20:57pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:21:08pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

Wouldn’t sending troops to the border to enforce US domestic immigration laws be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act?

I think it’s been done by other presidents, but they used the National Guard. Trump seems to have visions of the US Army fighting back an invading horde with bayonets.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:22:26pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

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Holy James Brown! Mr. Pulpit Pimp got Ants in his Pants and He needs to Dance!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:22:34pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

I think it’s been done by other presidents, but they used the National Guard. Trump seems to have visions of the US Army fighting back an invading horde with bayonets.

I think Wilson may have when Pancho Villa did raids. Don’t think a President has used it against unarmed civilians trying to migrate.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:22:52pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

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Okay Pastor Coffey.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:23:27pm

re: #53 HappyWarrior

I think Wilson may have when Pancho Villa did raids. Don’t think a President has used it against unarmed civilians trying to migrate.

We will assume they are armed and dangerous until proven otherwise.

/

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KGxvi  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:23:29pm

re: #13 Backwoods_Sleuth

“we can’t provide additional information” is just the political way of saying “sorry, we’re fucking speechless too”

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BlueGrl21  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:25:02pm

re: #45 ObserverArt

Then by all means it should happen.

Will there be tickets sold for this epic shit show? It might be highly entertaining.

What will be entertaining is John Cornyn and Ted Cruz dealing with these guys.

I say guys because they’re mostly men, but my great-grandmother has a ranch on the border and I worked there in the (incredibly hot) summers when I was growing up. I know the people of which I speak. They hate government and they all have guns.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:25:20pm

re: #55 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

We will assume they are armed and dangerous until proven otherwise.

/

It makes me so sick what he’s doing to our country.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:26:13pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

I think it’s been done by other presidents, but they used the National Guard. Trump seems to have visions of the US Army fighting back an invading horde with bayonets.

This is exactly. He wants video of U.S troops mowing down brown people.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:26:58pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

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petesh  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:28:08pm

I honestly think that our best defense against a nuclear attack on Iran &/or North Korea lies in the hope that the chain of command will break, and Trump won’t be able to find anyone willing to push the button.

Admittedly, the vision of the Joint Chiefs standing together and chanting “I am Spartacus” is surreal, but the times are extremely weird.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:28:34pm

re: #58 HappyWarrior

It makes me so sick what he’s doing to our country.

as I said, this all creepily reminds me of It Can’t Happen Here

(which is what we were all saying about Trump until November of 2016)

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bill d. (b.d.)  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:29:55pm

re: #60 goddamnedfrank

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Lazantrus

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Kragar  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:32:11pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:32:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:34:06pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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He wouldn’t know that because he was too busy firing people on his crappy show.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:34:30pm

re: #65 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

National Guard troops were deployed to the southern border under both Bush and Obama administrations…

proof that she hates our president more than she loves our country, she is calling him a liar

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:35:58pm

The deadpool for Pruitt is definitely on. Trump doesn’t know when he’s going to fire him, but it’ll be by tweet because Trump is a wimp and can’t deal with actual confrontation. He rather screw everyone working for him instead of manning up and doing it directly.

No one in Trumpworld knows what they’re doing, and Trump fires people on whims. He also hires the same way - if he likes how they look or if they tell him what he wants to hear.

Pruitt is disposable at this point. He’s gone a long way to destroying the EPA and undermining its function and purpose by gutting environmental regulations. But his ongoing scandals makes him disposable. Pruitt can’t take more scandals than Trump.

If you do, you’re gone.

Thing is, everyone in Trumpworld is corrupt, compromised, and complicit. Trump’s not exactly bringing in fresh blood. He’s picking off Faux News people, and shuffling people around from existing jobs.

So of course Trump will then rail about how Congress isn’t confirming picks. Mind you, the GOP controls the Senate, and they can’t confirm for positions that Trump hasn’t even bothered to nominate for. Democrats aren’t blocking anything.

This clusterfuck is brought to you by the GOP.

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KGxvi  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:36:18pm

re: #66 HappyWarrior

He wouldn’t know that because he was too busy firing people on his crappy show.

He wouldn’t know that because he’s an ignorant fool who doesn’t have the time/patience/ability to ask for research, read said research, or otherwise do the fucking job.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:36:50pm

re: #60 goddamnedfrank

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Lazarus was my first BBS handle. I’d picked it the morning after a night of heavy drinking with other BBS people.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:37:03pm

re: #69 KGxvi

He wouldn’t know that because he’s an ignorant fool who doesn’t have the time/patience/ability to ask for research, read said research, or otherwise do the fucking job.

Yep. Lazy pos.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:38:08pm

OK, in regards to “Posse Comitatus”
Active duty military can be sent to the border to “support” operations. They simply can not participate in any actual law enforcement activities. They can not apprehend, or detain anyone. They could possibly be used as exterior security/immediate reaction force if detention facilities are established.

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mmmirele  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:38:47pm

re: #42 BlueGrl21

Oh, I can promise you this: It’s going to be a shit show of epic proportions if anyone tries to put troops on the land of the Texas border ranchers.

I’m thinking the Tohono O’Odham tribal community will have a problem with troops along their border too.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:38:55pm

re: #68 lawhawk

Thing is, everyone in Trumpworld is corrupt, compromised, and complicit. Trump’s not exactly bringing in fresh blood. He’s picking off Faux News people, and shuffling people around from existing jobs.

I think that tells us how small this cult really is.

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gocart mozart  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:41:21pm
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jaunte  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:41:26pm

How many US troops will it take to drive away 1,000 poor Salvadorans?

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jaunte  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:42:36pm
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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:43:57pm

re: #72 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

OK, in regards to “Posse Comitatus”
Active duty military can be sent to the border to “support” operations. They simply can not participate in any actual law enforcement activities. They can not apprehend, or detain anyone. They could possibly be used as exterior security/immediate reaction force if detention facilities are established.

That’s not how Trump thinks they’ll be used. And that’s not what the GOP will want them to do. And that’s not what the military is supposed to be doing.

You want to destroy morale and ruin the military? Put them on border patrol duty.

Considering that they can’t actually do any law enforcement, apprehend, or detain, then they’re all for show - and at tremendous cost.

Trump thinks the military can be the US Police Force from Escape from NY/LA.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:44:12pm
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makeitstop  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:47:19pm

White House says Pruitt ‘defied’ them, Pruitt pleads ignorance.

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Kragar  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:47:35pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:47:36pm

15 towns participated in April 3, 2018 Area-Wide Prayer Gathering (KCBD) -

Surrounding towns on the South Plains came together on April 3 for an “Area-Wide Prayer Gathering,” involving 15 towns. The event was from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The idea for the prayer gathering came due to the lack of rain, but a couple of years ago there was a similar gathering where Brownfield, Lamesa and Seminole participated.

The gatherings prayed for rain, our nation, national and local leaders, public security for our schools and workplaces, our first responders, and military.

The gatherings happened in 15 towns around the South Plains.

Lord Trump has not responded with any more rain but he did tweet his new border proposals so the worshipers will probably be thankful and again praise his name.

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Jay C  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:47:41pm

re: #64 Kragar

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And you know what else? “Fuck ‘Em!” however satisfying as a riposte to Trumpistas - and I’ll admit it’s one of the first response that pops into MY head as well - is one that ought to be suppressed as much as possible before the upcoming election. If the Chinese retaliatory tariffs are indeed going to impact “Trump Country”, I think it would behoove Democrats to stress the economic negatives of Trump’s BS trade war, and point out that they are a direct result of the Talking Yam’s incompetent and counterproductive leadership. And put local and national Republicans on the defensive having to support or oppose them on the basis of local interests. It may not fly in the deepest red counties/states: but there have to be enough “purple” districts, and farm-country Democrats to able to take up the slack and make serious challenges. And only an Opposition Congress is what is needed to save the country from GOP folly.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:47:45pm

re: #72 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

OK, in regards to “Posse Comitatus”
Active duty military can be sent to the border to “support” operations. They simply can not participate in any actual law enforcement activities. They can not apprehend, or detain anyone. They could possibly be used as exterior security/immediate reaction force if detention facilities are established.

Now, if the President directs states to deploy ANG troops to the border area, he’s federalized them. And, therefore they can not execute law enforcement activities either.
How you would work around this (as they did in the past) is set up observation posts. ANG sees border crossing, calls in CBP to apprehend. Or, ANG troops augment CBP vehicle patrols by providing drivers, while they could not arrest/detain anyone, they can legally “defend” a CBP officer in a confrontation

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mmmirele  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:49:53pm

Here’s the percentage of Hispanics for the four counties bordering Mexico in Arizona (2010 census)

59.7 percent - Yuma county
34.6 percent - Pima county (Tucson)
82.6 percent - Santa Cruz county
32.4 percent - Cochise county

I predict major violations of civil rights with troops on the border.

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Jay C  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:52:36pm

re: #76 jaunte

How many US troops will it take to drive away 1,000 poor Salvadorans?

Oh, I dunno: a couple of armored divisions ought to do the trick: with proper air support, of course, say, a ground-support wing or two. Oh, and a couple of Navy guided-missile cruisers, too if they’re anywhere near the coast. Or even if not, best be sure…

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:53:18pm

re: #50 goddamnedfrank

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:53:51pm

re: #85 mmmirele

That’s particularly important to note since the CBP frequently sets up border stops up to 100 miles inland from the border. And since the majority of Americans live within this area, the odds are high that American citizens’ rights will be violated as well.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:54:08pm

Oklahoma teachers demand more money in 2nd day of strike

Not backing down. The horde invaded the inner sanctum of the Temple of Rand, aka the Capitol Chamber, and demanded money for the work they do. The effrontery!

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Hundreds of teachers walked out of classrooms and crammed into the Oklahoma Capitol for a second day on Tuesday, shouting “Where’s our money?” to demand more aid for public schools, amid a rebellion of educators in Republican-led states across the country.

Rowdy teachers booed lawmakers when the Oklahoma House adjourned. House officials initially called on state troopers to clear the gallery of protesting teachers but later backed off. Education advocates filled the Capitol to capacity, and troopers limited access to the building.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:54:53pm
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KGxvi  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:55:05pm

re: #83 Jay C

And you know what else? “Fuck ‘Em!” however satisfying as a riposte to Trumpistas - and I’ll admit it’s one of the first response that pops into MY head as well - is one that ought to be suppressed as much as possible before the upcoming election. If the Chinese retaliatory tariffs are indeed going to impact “Trump Country”, I think it would behoove Democrats to stress the economic negatives of Trump’s BS trade war, and point out that they are a direct result of the Talking Yam’s incompetent and counterproductive leadership. And put local and national Republicans on the defensive having to support or oppose them on the basis of local interests. It may not fly in the deepest red counties/states: but there have to be enough “purple” districts, and farm-country Democrats to able to take up the slack and make serious challenges. And only an Opposition Congress is what is needed to save the country from GOP folly.

As they said on Pod Save America today, Democrats need to draw a line between Trump’s corruption and how it hurts normal people. They need to do the same with Trump’s policies. When Trump starts railing against NAFTA point out that NAFTA is the reason there are so many fresh fruits and vegetables in your grocery store year round. Gettting rid of NAFTA means those fresh fruits and vegetables go away.

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gocart mozart  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:58:42pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:58:53pm

re: #73 mmmirele

I’m thinking the Tohono O’Odham tribal community will have a problem with troops along their border too.

especially if the troops are asking them all to prove their citizenship…

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 3, 2018 • 12:59:58pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

I think it’s been done by other presidents, but they used the National Guard. Trump seems to have visions of the US Army fighting back an invading horde with bayonets.

I think her seriously thinks this “caravan” is going to try to ram the border fence and force their way in. I think his envisioning something out of “The Road Warrior”.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:00:40pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:01:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:04:14pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:04:29pm
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mmmirele  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:04:49pm

re: #88 lawhawk

That’s particularly important to note since the CBP frequently sets up border stops up to 100 miles inland from the border. And since the majority of Americans live within this area, the odds are high that American citizens’ rights will be violated as well.

Yeah, if the CBP wanted to be real assholes, they could set up checkpoints in any coastal city. People would come stark staring unglued over a citizenship check in New York City. But no, these guys are racist. They’ll turn Tucson into an armed camp first.

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sagehen  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:06:03pm

re: #4 jaunte

Who’s the environmental equivalent of John Bolton?

Inhofe.

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jaunte  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:06:23pm

re: #94 Ace-o-aces

I think her seriously thinks this “caravan” is going to try to ram the border fence and force their way in. I think his envisioning something out of “The Road Warrior”.

Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Bloomberg

washingtonpost.com
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:06:36pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

A “law abiding good guy with a gun” possibly protesting YouTube’s recent stance on firearms videos maybe?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:07:11pm

re: #100 sagehen

Inhofe.

Good old Senator Snowball.

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mmmirele  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:08:01pm

re: #93 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

especially if the troops are asking them all to prove their citizenship…

The Tohono O’Odham has a somewhat tense relationship with the feds because the tribe is on both sides of the border.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:09:25pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:10:14pm

re: #68 lawhawk

The deadpool for Pruitt is definitely on. Trump doesn’t know when he’s going to fire him, but it’ll be by tweet because Trump is a wimp and can’t deal with actual confrontation. He rather screw everyone working for him instead of manning up and doing it directly.

When Trump need to divert attention from a big story is when Pruitt gets the axe.

Also figure in the Friday factor. I think that comes into play on a particularly bad news week.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:12:49pm

Afternoon Lizardim. April snowstorms are ridiculous. That is all.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:13:42pm

re: #105 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

this makes sense, There would be a report filed for a transaction like this at the banks involved. My CRS is not allowing me to remember what the exact procedures are (even though I just finished annual training on it) but there are bank records that they are required to keep for FinCen.

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Kragar  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:14:27pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:14:42pm

This should be read.
It will likely leave you with a slight giggle, and a feeling of disgust

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:15:04pm

I’m hearing of a female suspect down and gun recovered. A male suspect is still outstanding.

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ObserverArt  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:15:05pm

re: #81 Kragar

[Embedded content]

I’ve renamed his CNN site/page: “What’s The Point with Chris Cillizza?”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:15:23pm
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BlueSpotinAL  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:16:31pm

re: #11 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Skyrim VR is now on PC.

If you guys don’t see me for the next several months, I didn’t flounce, I just decided to live in VR.

I would take an arrow to the knee to not have Trump be president.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:16:57pm

re: #107 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Afternoon Lizardim. April snowstorms are ridiculous. That is all.

It’s misting in Chicagoland, but they say it might turn to snow this evening.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:17:12pm
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Ace-o-aces  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:17:33pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:17:36pm

re: #114 BlueSpotinAL

I would take an arrow to the knee to not have Trump be president.

But then you couldn’t be an adventurer anymore.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:19:05pm

re: #111 Single-handed sailor

I’m hearing of a female suspect down and gun recovered. A male suspect is still outstanding.

How romantic!
/

120
stpaulbear  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:21:02pm

re: #107 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Afternoon Lizardim. April snowstorms are ridiculous. That is all.

All day snowstorm followed by five days of sub-zero temps followed by more snow is especially ridiculous for April.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:21:22pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:22:25pm
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Sir John Barron  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:22:53pm

re: #121 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Gosh, the Fox reporters are cucks.
////

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:23:19pm

re: #120 stpaulbear

Yeah, I’m certainly not looking forward to dealing with the bitter cold after the snow stops. I’m hoping the second snow is far enough out that it will just go away by the time next weekend gets here.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:24:24pm

re: #121 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

I gotta say, that’s surprisingly good of them. Fox doesn’t seem to have that much integrity.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:24:58pm

re: #121 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

[Embedded content]

You know shit’s gotten out of hand when even Fox pushes back against this outrage.

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Kragar  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:26:26pm

re: #125 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I gotta say, that’s surprisingly good of them. Fox doesn’t seem to have that much integrity.

Got to figure these were the film crew and local producers, not the “talent”, so to speak.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:27:10pm

re: #127 Kragar

Got to figure these were the film crew and local producers, not the “talent”, so to speak.

Fair enough, but it does seem to be an organizational issue rather than limited specifically to the talking heads/boobs.

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Single-handed sailor  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:28:01pm
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Belafon  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:28:22pm

re: #125 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I gotta say, that’s surprisingly good of them. Fox doesn’t seem to have that much integrity.

You know how the WaPo newsroom >> WaPo Editorial? Even though Fox is significantly worse, there’s probably an equivalent relationship there.

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electrotek  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:29:00pm

Shit, what’s going on at YouTube HQ?

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:29:10pm

re: #122 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:29:47pm

re: #121 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:30:33pm

re: #131 electrotek

Shit, what’s going on at YouTube HQ?

Just a couple of people shooting up the place.
America, bang bang.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:31:14pm

re: #131 electrotek

Shit, what’s going on at YouTube HQ?

Active shooter. Probably either a disgruntled tech bro or some gun nut whose channel they shut down / demonetized.

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retired cynic  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:31:51pm

Listening to Madeline Albright on Fresh Air: boy, is she not a fan! Flaying his hide with every word. Worth hearing.

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danarchy  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:32:23pm

re: #102 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

A “law abiding good guy with a gun” possibly protesting YouTube’s recent stance on firearms videos maybe?

[Embedded content]

It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:32:40pm

re: #134 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Just a couple of people shooting up the place.
America, bang bang.

This needs to be a meme or something. It’s perfect.

139
Single-handed sailor  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:32:43pm

Stanford and SF Hospitals have possibly 14 victims coming in.

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makeitstop  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:33:15pm

re: #135 goddamnedfrank

Active shooter. Probably either a disgruntled tech bro or some gun nut whose channel they shut down / demonetized.

That ABC link just said it was an adult white female shooter.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:34:00pm

re: #138 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

This needs to be a meme or something. It’s perfect.

I thought for sure it would already be a meme, but apparently not.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:35:18pm

re: #136 retired cynic

Listening to Madeline Albright on Fresh Air: boy, is she not a fan! Flaying his hide with every word. Worth hearing.

Respect are President!

I’m so much better than Crooked Hillary and Cheatin Obama!

143
KGxvi  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:36:34pm

re: #118 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

But then you couldn’t be an adventurer anymore.

Just don’t ride south.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:40:13pm

re: #135 goddamnedfrank

Active shooter. Probably either a disgruntled tech bro or some gun nut whose channel they shut down / demonetized.

re: #140 makeitstop

That ABC link just said it was an adult white female shooter.

Dana?????

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:40:16pm

re: #17 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is there a photo of Melania in which she is both a) smiling and b) in DT’s presence?
I cannot recall ever seeing one…

Recently? No.

There’s this one from happier times:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2018 • 1:43:53pm

re: #121 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Scott Pruitt tried to let only a Fox camera into the room for his announcement today on reducing fuel efficiency standards, CNN reports; Fox informed its competitors, and they created a pool. Pruitt also did not nivite most reporters who cover the EPA.

Why don’t they just hire FOX News as the White House Press Secretary?


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