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Here we see the Senate Foreign Relations Committee interviewing Donald Trump’s latest extreme right wing religious fanatic tied to radical anti-Muslim hate groups, nominated to a position he shouldn’t be anywhere near. With people like John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, Trump is stacking his administration with war-mongering Christian supremacists. This can’t end well.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 10:59:24am

In Mattis we trust.

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Targetpractice  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:00:44am

Personally, my favorite exchange so far remains Mike insisting that it’s totally consistent to say that he can’t recall what was said at a key meeting prior to Comey’s termination, BUT he’s totally sure that Trump did not mention any implied orders to shut down Comey or the investigation he was leading.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:06:20am

Got my taxes done. Used CreditKarma because its free to use and file, but it won’t let me use the status I want for my state return, so I’ll have to snail-mail it.

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:14:09am

Trump’s talking again… and again with all the usual Trump flourishes. Empty platitudes and nonsense while claiming he’s doing better than every predecessor (especially Obama).

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Dr. Matt  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:14:31am

All the time, money, and resources for these confirmation hearings for someone that likely be fired (or will quit) in the next 6 months. FFS.

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:14:32am

this didnt take long

wapo

President Trump told top administration officials Thursday to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the multination trade agreement he pulled the United States out of shortly after taking office.

Rejoining the pact would be a major reversal as Trump escalates a trade conflict with China. The Pacific Rim trade deal was intended by the Obama administration as a way to counter China’s influence, but Trump criticized the pact as a candidate and pulled the United States out of the pact in early 2017.

my bold

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lawhawk  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:17:47am

re: #6 dangerman

No, it didn’t.

Trump folds again like a cheap suit after making promises he couldn’t keep and which made no sense.

Now he’s going to claim that he’s going to get the TPP renegotiated after everyone else already adopted it. That’s not going to happen either.

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makeitstop  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:18:27am

re: #6 dangerman

this didnt take long

wapo

my bold

Trump: ‘Can we join the partnership?’

TPP: ‘Well, maybe. Go sit in the back and wait, we’ll think about it.’

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:21:29am

re: #7 lawhawk

No, it didn’t.

Trump folds again like a cheap suit after making promises he couldn’t keep and which made no sense.

Now he’s going to claim that he’s going to get the TPP renegotiated after everyone else already adopted it. That’s not going to happen either.

i would add “that he didnt understand”
though that pretty much applies to everything he does and i guess is redundant

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:22:53am

re: #8 makeitstop

Trump: ‘Can we join the partnership?’

TPP: ‘Well, maybe. Go sit in the back and wait, we’ll think about it.’

TPP: we seem to have done ok without you, so not sure we need you. what are you bringing to the table? snacks at least.

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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:23:23am

re: #8 makeitstop

Trump: ‘Can we join the partnership?’

TPP: ‘Well, maybe. Go sit in the back and wait, we’ll think about it.’

“We’ll talk to you again in three years.”
“See you then.”
“We’ll see.”

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makeitstop  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:24:17am

re: #10 dangerman

TPP: we seem to have done ok without you, so not sure we need you. what are you bringing to the table? snacks at least.

I’m hoping that, while being diplomatic about it, the TPP takes the opportunity to humiliate Trump to the fullest extent possible.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:24:43am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:27:05am
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jaunte  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:28:06am

re: #14 Stanley Sea

President Needy.

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KGxvi  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:28:48am

re: #6 dangerman

this didnt take long

wapo

my bold

Anyone who didn’t realize that backing out of the TPP would have hurt our standing in the world was a moron. Anyone who wanted to back out of it was either a moron or a coward.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:29:19am

re: #14 Stanley Sea

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Especially Route 30 outside of Pittsburgh…the part that collapsed…

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allegro  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:31:50am

re: #11 Belafon

“We’ll talk to you again in three years.”
“See you then.”
“We’ll see.”

“LOL no.”

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jaunte  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:35:48am
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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:41:56am

re: #19 jaunte

Have there been any questions about his business?

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jaunte  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:43:42am

re: #20 Belafon

If you mean this one, I haven’t heard any yet.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo failed to disclose last year that he owned a Kansas business that imported oilfield equipment from a company owned by the Chinese government.

That omission, on the questionnaire Pompeo was required to fill out for Senate confirmation to lead the spy agency, could cause a problem for him in Thursday’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be President Donald Trump’s secretary of state.

mcclatchydc.com

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plansbandc  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:47:53am

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Dr. Matt  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:50:52am

re: #6 dangerman

this didnt take long

wapo

my bold

Self-induced reality star drama. Now the stock market will respond by gangbusters and dotard will take credit for it.

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:52:44am

currently:
(duane allman’s in there somewhere)

YouTube

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KGxvi  Apr 12, 2018 • 11:55:01am

re: #23 Dr. Matt

Self-induced reality star drama. Now the stock market will respond by gangbusters and dotard will take credit for it.

And then Trump will get pissed when the other TPP members say that we have to do certain things and will scream about putting tariffs on all of them and the market will tank to the point it’ll have to close early.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:02:57pm

So our bipolar market is up again — possibly anticipating our rejoining TPP and that nothing much will come of Trump’s faux belligerence toward Syria.

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jaunte  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:03:19pm
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jaunte  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:09:04pm

Woot!

Steve Stockman, a Republican former congressman from Texas, has been convicted of defrauding two conservative mega-donors and funneling their $1.25 million into personal and campaign expenses as part of what prosecutors have described as a “white collar crime spree.”

A jury in federal court in Houston ruled Thursday afternoon that Stockman is guilty of all but one of the 24 felonies he was charged with last March.
texastribune.org

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:10:12pm

re: #28 jaunte

Woot!

And that ass said Obama and Hillary would be locked up for treason…

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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:15:10pm

re: #22 plansbandc

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In no order, I try to live by the following, each prefaced by “as much as possible”:

Don’t do unto anybody else what you wouldn’t like to be done to you.

Respect other’s property and respect the responsibilities that come with owning, managing and using your own

Be honest

Don’t cause pain

Don’t murder humans and don’t kill (anything) indiscriminately

I’ve observed that any set of simply put moral rules actually requires a lot of wording, interpretation and explanation behind it, lest they get misunderstood, misapplied or worse, perversely spun.

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Belafon  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:15:50pm

re: #29 Joe Bacon 🌹

And that ass said Obama and Hillary would be locked up for treason…

He was convicted of screwing over other Republicans.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:17:20pm

re: #28 jaunte

Woot!

I don’t care if he spent it on cocaine and hookers. Both are better causes than electing Republicans.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:17:50pm

re: #31 Belafon

He was convicted of screwing over other Republicans.

A victimless crime.
/

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:36:41pm

re: #28 jaunte

Woot!

I forgot about that ass. Bye Steve.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:37:14pm

re: #19 jaunte

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Plus one for Booker as a potential candidate.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:42:12pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:43:40pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:43:43pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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Cowardly weasel. I like Booker. I have some faults with him but I like him mostly.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:44:17pm

re: #37 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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My deeply held religious beliefs say I shouldn’t be able to serve right wing bigots. Oh wait, that only applies if oyu’re refusing to serve gay people.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:47:40pm

Facebook Post

This is a parody site but the list is mostly real. I don’t know what “dank meme stashing” is but most, if not all, of the others have appeared in various fundy lists of satanic phenomena. Shows how hard it is to be more absurd that Bachmann’s actual supporters.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:49:47pm

re: #4 lawhawk

Taking care the same way mob bosses take care of snitches.

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Skip Intro  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:50:43pm

re: #28 jaunte

Woot!

At least he defrauded the right people, for once.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 12, 2018 • 12:54:19pm

re: #14 Stanley Sea

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pretty sure they are noticing:
Route 30 Collapses In East Pittsburgh, Emergency Declarations Issued

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:03:30pm

re: #4 lawhawk

You mean ‘take care of’?
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dangerman  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:15:07pm

re: #40 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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This is a parody site but the list is mostly real. I don’t know what “dank meme stashing” is but most, if not all, of the others have appeared in various fundy lists of satanic phenomena. Shows how hard it is to be more absurd that Bachmann’s actual supporters.

spirit animals

i thought it said spirit airlines.

so far im still good

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:18:13pm

re: #45 dangerman

spirit animals

i thought it said spirit airlines.

so far im still good

I have cats, pandas and a Prius. Wait scratch the pandas from that list, and I only have one cat. Is it still witchcraft with only one cat and no pandas?

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 12, 2018 • 1:25:38pm

re: #38 HappyWarrior

Cowardly weasel. I like Booker. I have some faults with him but I like him mostly.

I would prefer him as the Democratic nominee for President to another old white guy.


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