The Sleaze Comes Out: Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Negotiated $1.6 Million Hush Money Deal for Top GOP Fundraiser

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In the latest stunning development in the ongoing meltdown of the Trump gang, today the Wall Street Journal reports that Trump’s fixer Michael Cohen set up a $1.6 million hush money payout to a Playboy model impregnated by top GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy — a pregnancy that the model terminated.

As deputy finance chairman of the RNC, Broidy is also deeply involved in the Russia probe, through his connection to convicted pedophile George Nader — who set up the now-infamous meeting in the Seychelles between Erik Prince and a shady Russian banker.

The unraveling of this gang of sleazy crooks seems to be accelerating. More, please.

UPDATE at 4/13/18 11:33:35 am by Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:09:08am

Ray Dumbavan.

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Jack Burton  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:10:02am

“Says who?”

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:10:31am

I have to go to NYC tomorrow. If Rod Rosenstein is fired I’m sure there will be demonstrations. Hopefully he won’t be, but if he is I hope to get my fair share of abuse.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:12:03am

re: #3 Barefoot Grin

I have to go to NYC tomorrow. If Rod Rosenstein is fired I’m sure there will be demonstrations. Hopefully he won’t be, but if he is I hope to get my fair share of abuse.

Because you can’t make that reference without citing the source:

You Can’t Always Get What You Want- The Rolling Stones (Lyrics, Pictures and Tribute)

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:12:22am

Hella Party you got there Republicans.

And you are the Party of the Fundie Christians too.

Says a lot about both groups. Says a whole lot.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:13:52am

re: #4 KGxvi

Because you can’t make that reference without citing the source:

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Thank you! Since Trump’s campaign used it at every event against the express wishes of the Stones, I hope to see it turned back on him in a big way.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:16:14am

Jim Jordan is apparently considering running for Speaker (or more realistically: minority leader).

It’s going to get worse before it gets better.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:17:15am

re: #7 KGxvi

Jim Jordan is apparently considering running for Speaker (or more realistically: minority leader).

It’s going to get worse before it gets better.

I’d love to see Boehner’s take on that. He hates Jordan.

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Jack Burton  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:18:45am

re: #7 KGxvi

“Freedom? Freedom? That is a worship word. Yang worship. You will not speak it.”

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:19:53am

re: #7 KGxvi

Jordan is one of those people who needs an illuminated “bullshit” sign flashing above his head whenever he appears on television.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:20:31am

In more good news, people still don’t believe Trump:

47% disapprove of Trump firing Comey
People find Comey more believable than Trump, 48-32
68% support the Mueller investigation on collusion
64% support the Mueller investigation on Trump’s business activities
58% support the hush money investigation

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:20:53am
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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:21:25am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:21:53am
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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:23:14am

re: #13 jaunte

And the second one is not covered by the Special Prosecutor statute. If Trump goes after that lawyer, it will be blatantly obvious what is going on.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:23:58am

Speaking of sleaze…

Doesn’t a whole heck of a lot of this sound just like what is going on in Trump’s DC?

DIsgusting. The freaking University is already in a bad way and this still goes on?

Has a large state university ever been shut down before? I know sports programs get things like a multiple year death penalty, but this is at the top of the university, not the athletic department alone.

ESPN - Larry Nassar victim accuses MSU interim president of offering secret payoff

A sexual assault victim of former sports doctor Larry Nassar confronted Michigan State officials Friday, alleging the school’s interim president offered a payoff to settle her lawsuit and pressured her to do so without her attorney present.

Kaylee Lorincz, who has said Nassar sexually assaulted her when she sought treatment for back pain, said interim president John Engler and his attorney offered her $250,000 when the teen and her mother were at the school a few weeks ago to sign up to speak at Friday’s board of trustees meeting.

According to Lorincz, Engler said to her, “Right now, if I wrote you a check for $250,000, would you take it?”

Lorincz said Engler also claimed that another Nassar victim had given him an amount she would consider to settle with the university. Lorincz said she felt “bullied” by the encounter.

She spoke during a contentious board meeting, where Engler expressed regret for the university’s response to another woman’s federal lawsuit over the school’s handling of rape allegations involving basketball players.

Engler didn’t immediately respond to Lorincz’s comments. His spokeswoman, Emily Gerkin Guerrant, said she was in the room during the conversation and does not remember Engler offering a dollar figure.

“My interpretation of the discussion was not that he was saying, ‘I’m offering you $250,000,’” she said. “It was a discussion about the civil litigation and how it was going on.”

Michigan State special counsel to the president Carol Viventi was also in attendance at that meeting, according to Lorincz.

Lorincz addressed Engler in a room brimming with protesters, parents and sexual assault victims of Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for molesting women and girls and possessing child pornography. Lorincz was among roughly 250 women who gave statements earlier this year during Nassar’s sentencing hearings in two Michigan courtrooms.

Engler became interim president when Lou Anna Simon resigned in January hours after Nassar was sentenced to decades in prison for crimes involving Michigan State athletes. Students remain anxious over the future course of the university, which has yet to choose a permanent replacement for Simon.

In Friday’s board meeting, Engler attempted to steer the focus toward celebrating milestones of the university’s graduating seniors but was frequently usurped by boos and jeers from a crowd clad in teal shirts with the phrase, “I stand with the sister survivors #MeTooMSU.” Some Nassar victims wrapped their mouths with black bands that had the phrase “Silenced” scrawled over them.

Parents of victims were left in the lobby downstairs because their posters of their children’s faces were considered “signs” and thus barred from the meeting room. Protesters who were able to attend instead held up cellphones with childhood pictures of victims.

…more at link…

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BeachDem  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:24:52am

For Scottish Dragon and the Q post on the last thread, Wonkette has some background on one of the wackier Qspiracy peeps:

One of the leading cranks these days, particularly on the QAnon front, is Liz Crokin, a former gossip columnist who was the source of Roseanne Barr’s strange tweets about how Trump is breaking up all of the sex-trafficking rings.

wonkette.com

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:26:42am
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JordanRules  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:28:11am
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JordanRules  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:28:25am
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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:29:38am

re: #17 BeachDem

For Scottish Dragon and the Q post on the last thread, Wonkette has some background on one of the wackier Qspiracy peeps:

One of the leading cranks these days, particularly on the QAnon front, is Liz Crokin, a former gossip columnist who was the source of Roseanne Barr’s strange tweets about how Trump is breaking up all of the sex-trafficking rings.

wonkette.com

That is some weapons grade bad craziness.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:30:20am

re: #16 ObserverArt

Speaking of sleaze…

Doesn’t a whole heck of a lot of this sound just like what is going on in Trump’s DC?

DIsgusting. The freaking University is already in a bad way and this still goes on?

Has a large state university ever been shut down before? I know sports programs get things like a multiple year death penalty, but this is at the top of the university, not the athletic department alone.

ESPN - Larry Nassar victim accuses MSU interim president of offering secret payoff

I doubt they’ll be able to shut down the university (too much collateral damage, if you will), but I would expect wholesale change of leadership at the university.

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JordanRules  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:30:34am
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Origuy  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:32:29am

Broidy has resigned from the RNC finance team.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:34:12am

re: #19 JordanRules

No recommendation for action in the conclusion:

As detailed in this report, the OIG found that then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lacked candor, including under oath, on multiple occasions in connection with describing his role in connection with a disclosure to the WSJ, and that this conduct violated FBI Offense Codes 2.5 and 2.6. The OIG also concluded that McCabe’s disclosure of the existence of an ongoing investigation in the manner described in this report violated the FBI’s and the Department’s media policy and constituted misconduct.

The OIG is issuing this report to the FBI for such action that it deems to be appropriate.

Wasn’t the argument that Sessions et al used in firing McCabe at the last minute that he had no choice based on this report?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:34:30am

re: #24 Origuy

Broidy has resigned from the RNC finance team.

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LOLOL this is rapidly developing into an F5 shitnado for the GOP.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:36:25am

re: #26 Dr Lizardo

LOLOL this is rapidly developing into an F5 shitnado for the GOP.

We’re seeing what happens when a single party has had power for too long in this country. And they’ve had it for far too long.

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Teukka  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:37:24am

re: #26 Dr Lizardo

LOLOL this is rapidly developing into an F5 shitnado for the GOP.

IOW, they are experiencing fecal matter rapidly migrating into the rotary air distribution apparatus.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:38:32am

re: #17 BeachDem

For Scottish Dragon and the Q post on the last thread, Wonkette has some background on one of the wackier Qspiracy peeps:

One of the leading cranks these days, particularly on the QAnon front, is Liz Crokin, a former gossip columnist who was the source of Roseanne Barr’s strange tweets about how Trump is breaking up all of the sex-trafficking rings.

wonkette.com

The latest:

These people are a social disease.

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:38:53am

theatlantic.com

Comey has a long record of public service, and Trump has none to speak of more than a year into his presidency. Yet there’s another way in which the virtuous and forthright Comey resembles the degenerate and deceitful Trump. Both are the main characters in their own cinematic dramas, the heroes of their own great epic stories, a mindset that blinds each of them to the consequences of their actions on other people.
Comey cares a great deal about honor, and regards the president as dishonorable. But in 2016, Comey robbed the American people of the opportunity to fairly judge each candidate in the 2016 election. That would be the case even if Clinton had prevailed; that she lost simply dramatizes the consequences of his decision. He chose honor over duty, and the nation, the political process, and the independence of FBI all continue to suffer for it.
Trump fired Comey for self-interested reasons, an act that may amount to obstruction of justice. But by that point, Comey had proven himself unfit to hold his office.

This.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:38:58am

Oh yeah, that’s very unfrightening.

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:39:19am

re: #16 ObserverArt

I’ve been saying since the Penn State-Sandusky-Paterno mess that any program that enables abuse and abusers the way Penn State did should get the death penalty for their athletic department.

No probation. No questions. It’d dead and gone. You lose your program for all time because you enabled sexual assaults, abuse, harassment.

It should have happened that way at Penn State.

It should happen with MSU.

Abusers should get punished - Nassar faces life in prison.

Those at MSU who enabled Nassar created a culture of abuse and enabled abuse. That is sufficient in my mind to kill the MSU athletic program and salt the earth.

Everyone else at the university who knew and did nothing, or worse - enabled the abuse - should be facing charges too. If that takes down everyone else at MSU, so be it.

That would be justice.

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Skip Intro  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:39:41am

Thoughts and Prayers thread.

Trapped In The White House: Many Trump Aides Are Too “Toxic” To Get Jobs

Trump administration officials looking to escape to the private sector are getting a rude awakening: No one wants to hire them.

Companies and firms who used to recruit from presidential administrations and brag when they were successful in poaching an aide are making the calculation that the risks of bringing on a Trump administration official outweigh the rewards, according to interviews with 10 current and former administration officials, top recruiters, and lobbyists who did not want to be named to talk candidly. BuzzFeed News reached out to them after previously reporting during an especially chaotic stretch for the Trump White House that some officials were trying to leave but finding their job prospects to be “pretty bleak.” That’s especially pronounced for more junior staff.

The leadership at a prominent, bipartisan Washington public affairs firm went as far as to make an active decision not to hire from the Trump White House because of the “reputational risk” associated with it, a former White House official was recently told. The official asked BuzzFeed News not to disclose the name of the firm.

buzzfeed.com

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:39:55am

re: #29 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The latest:

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These people are a social disease.

You know, maybe people like this shouldn’t have guns or be able to broadcast their views without being told “You’re fucking batshit.”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:40:30am

re: #33 Skip Intro

Thoughts and Prayers thread.

Trapped In The White House: Many Trump Aides Are Too “Toxic” To Get Jobs

buzzfeed.com

Tiny violins for sale! Get em while they’re tiny!

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:40:56am

re: #31 Charles Johnson

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Oh yeah, that’s very unfrightening.

Doctor Who: Are You My Mummy

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:40:58am

re: #26 Dr Lizardo

But they’ll hold on to the money. Just watch. All the money raised will be used by the RNC/GOP.

Their double standards are still intact. They demand Democrats return the money re: Weinstein, but wont do anything when practically their entire finance team engaged in abuse, infidelity, and criminal acts.

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JordanRules  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:41:13am

re: #25 KGxvi

No recommendation for action in the conclusion:

Wasn’t the argument that Sessions et al used in firing McCabe at the last minute that he had no choice based on this report?

Yup!!

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:41:44am

re: #29 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The latest:

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These people are a social disease.

We’re actually witnessing, in real time, an outbreak of a mass psychogenic illness - a mass delusion that has seized the minds of millions of people.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:41:50am

re: #31 Charles Johnson

OK, those a pretty damn terrfying

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:42:09am

re: #22 KGxvi

I doubt they’ll be able to shut down the university (too much collateral damage, if you will), but I would expect wholesale change of leadership at the university.

You do realize this was the interim president. The university president that was in place when much of this originally went down with Nassar already has been booted.

So, this seems to be systemic.

I know a university has never been shut down, I was just being facetious on that. But, we may see something drastic go down in this case.

Also, remember, MSU is in Lansing…capital city of a Republican governor that has already shown huge disregard for doing things right (see problems in places like Flint). It wouldn’t surprise me if the Governor isn’t involved in some of this.

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:42:36am
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Stanley Sea  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:43:34am

re: #26 Dr Lizardo

LOLOL this is rapidly developing into an F5 shitnado for the GOP.

They’ve still got that freak Wynn’s $$$$

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JordanRules  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:44:55am

re: #39 Dr Lizardo

We’re actually witnessing, in real time, an outbreak of a mass psychogenic illness - a mass delusion that has seized the minds of millions of people.

This is the real zombie invasion.

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Skip Intro  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:45:51am

re: #42 Kragar

He married one, didn’t he?

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:46:03am

Nate Silver just gave Comey a third degree burn:

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:46:49am

re: #40 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

OK, those a pretty damn terrfying

Like something from a steampunk version of The Purge…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:46:54am

re: #40 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

OK, those a pretty damn terrfying

I imagine if they’d used those, children would not be any less scared about the gas masks, but a WHOLE LOT more scared of Mickey Mouse.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:46:56am

re: #34 HappyWarrior

You know, maybe people like this shouldn’t have guns or be able to broadcast their views without being told “You’re fucking batshit.”

But you are stopping their freedom of speech!!!

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:47:23am

re: #45 Skip Intro

He married one, didn’t he?

I was going to say “He needed an immigrant to do an American’s job.”

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lawhawk  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:47:42am

Cohen’s problems just got a whole lot worse. We had been talking about whether the DOJ would respect attorney client privilege. They applied the crime fraud exception to get the warrant.

Well, as they dug into the paperwork, they found… Cohen’s performing “little to no legal work” and exchanged zero emails with Trump. Other communications? They’re going to be claiming attorney client privilege isn’t much of an issue. As I was saying last night, they’re giving him more deference than he’s actually entitled to.

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Skip Intro  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:48:01am

re: #49 ObserverArt

But you are stopping their freedom of speech!!!

“I have the right to force you to listen to me!”

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:48:27am

re: #49 ObserverArt

But you are stopping their freedom of speech!!!

That is where Bill Maher gets on my nerves. He refuses to understand that speech has social consequences.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:49:21am

Ghost just dropped a new single:

Ghost - Rats (Official Music Video)

Their new album, “Prequelle”, is due out on June 1st.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:51:34am

re: #53 Scottish Dragon

That is where Bill Maher gets on my nerves. He refuses to understand that speech has social consequences.

That’s the point of free speech, that the government doesn’t limit what people can say so that the people themselves can respond to it how they see fit. IOW, when the people run screaming away from advertisers supporting speech they find offensive, and the advertisers stop supporting that speech, THAT’S HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO WORK.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:51:41am

re: #51 lawhawk

Cohen’s problems just got a whole lot worse. We had been talking about whether the DOJ would respect attorney client privilege. They applied the crime fraud exception to get the warrant.

Well, as they dug into the paperwork, they found… Cohen’s performing “little to no legal work” and exchanged zero emails with Trump. Other communications? They’re going to be claiming attorney client privilege isn’t much of an issue. As I was saying last night, they’re giving him more deference than he’s actually entitled to.

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But you know as a lawyer, in a situation like this you proceed as if the privilege applies until you can show that it doesn’t. If you say from the start he’s not entitled to the deference and it turns out he is entitled to it, then you severely damage your case.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:51:46am

re: #54 Dr Lizardo

Ghost just dropped a new single:

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Their new album, “Prequelle”, is due out on June 1st.

I overheard some guys here talking about it. What I heard is that people aren’t liking the new sound.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:51:46am

re: #53 Scottish Dragon

That is where Bill Maher gets on my nerves. He refuses to understand that speech has social consequences.

Or that part of free speech is calling out fucked up speech.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:52:34am

re: #14 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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forget everything for just a moment and focus only on this

the president’s personal attorney is under criminal investigation

great judge of character
surrounds himself with only the best people

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:53:24am
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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:54:30am

re: #60 Kragar

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Trump missed the part where Cohen had criminal, attorney and not criminal attorney on his business card.

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Skip Intro  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:54:34am

re: #60 Kragar

Unless he’s a GOOD CRIMINAL ATTORNEY.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:56:31am

re: #33 Skip Intro

Thoughts and Prayers thread.

Trapped In The White House: Many Trump Aides Are Too “Toxic” To Get Jobs

buzzfeed.com

Oh that’s BS. All they have to do is say that they are “born again” get into the Pulpit Pimping tax-exempt ministry biz and they can cry all the way to the bank!

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JordanRules  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:56:44am
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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:56:55am

re: #31 Charles Johnson

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Oh yeah, that’s very unfrightening.

That should definitely be worn by a serial killer in a slasher flick.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:57:02am

re: #61 HappyWarrior

Trump missed the part where Cohen had criminal, attorney and not criminal attorney on his business card.

Lionel Hutz

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:57:10am

re: #63 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh that’s BS. All they have to do is say that they are “born again” get into the Pulpit Pimping tax-exempt ministry biz and they can cry all the way to the bank!

Worked for Colson.

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JordanRules  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:57:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:57:29am

re: #39 Dr Lizardo

We’re actually witnessing, in real time, an outbreak of a mass psychogenic illness - a mass delusion that has seized the minds of millions of people.

we saw this with people who compared photos of the inauguration crowds

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:57:54am

re: #57 Belafon

I overheard some guys here talking about it. What I heard is that people aren’t liking the new sound.

Seems to be a continuation of their flirtation with Blue Öyster Cult. But it’s not bad, at least to me. Sort of pop-metal, to be fair, but enjoyable enough.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:57:59am

re: #64 JordanRules

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Yet they liken PP to Mengele. Hypocrisy much?

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:58:19am

re: #64 JordanRules

Please tell me that the email included the line “well, it was her choice.”

Because they really don’t get it.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:58:19am

re: #30 Scottish Dragon

theatlantic.com

This.

i no longer care a whit about comey’s character
while the quote is all true, i got over it long ago (well it feels like long ago)

i dont want to muddy today’s waters

i only care about what comey knows and reveals and can substantiate

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:58:53am

re: #68 JordanRules

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When W Bush looks like a man of integrity next to you.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:59:01am

re: #33 Skip Intro

Thoughts and Prayers thread.

Trapped In The White House: Many Trump Aides Are Too “Toxic” To Get Jobs

buzzfeed.com

you work for a pig, you’re a pig

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:59:25am

re: #67 HappyWarrior

Worked for Colson.

Happy, I remember seeing that Pulpit Pimp in person and he was one of the architects of the Religious Right that turned churches into Republican Party cells.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 13, 2018 • 11:59:42am

re: #68 JordanRules

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“I can’t believe you’re going to leave a soldier on the battlefield,” said Cheney. There you have it. A distillation of the mindset of the right.

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:00:24pm

re: #73 dangerman

i no longer care a whit about comey’s character
while the quote is all true, i got over it long ago (well it feels like long ago)

i dont want to muddy today’s waters

i only care about what comey knows and reveals and an substantiate

Yes and no, because his own observations on character are self serving. He isn’t an innocent player here. I agree with his observations…but we can’t be blind to issues with motivated reasoning.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:00:35pm

re: #77 Barefoot Grin

“I can’t believe you’re going to leave a soldier on the battlefield,” said Cheney. There you have it. A distillation of the mindset of the right.

Bullshit coming from a multiple draft dodger…

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:00:50pm

re: #64 JordanRules

I am saving that for every pro-liver I run into.

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Skip Intro  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:00:54pm

re: #77 Barefoot Grin

“I can’t believe you’re going to leave a soldier on the battlefield,” said Cheney. There you have it. A distillation of the mindset of the right.

Remind me again what branch of the service did Cheney serve it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:00:54pm

re: #75 dangerman

you work for a pig, you’re a pig

When you’re a pig, you’re a pig all the way
From your first Twitter threat to your last NDA!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:01:29pm

re: #81 Skip Intro

Remind me again what branch of the service did Cheney serve it.

101st Chairborne.

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Skip Intro  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:02:06pm

re: #83 Blind Frog Belly White

Ah, that’s right, Limbaugh’s old unit.

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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:02:22pm

re: #77 Barefoot Grin

“I can’t believe you’re going to leave a soldier on the battlefield,” said Cheney.

How many deferments did he get? I forget if it was five or six.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:02:52pm

re: #73 dangerman

i no longer care a whit about comey’s character
while the quote is all true, i got over it long ago (well it feels like long ago)

i dont want to muddy today’s waters

i only care about what comey knows and reveals and an substantiate

Yeah. It wasn’t that Trump fired Comey. It was that Trump fired the head of the FBI to stall the investigation into his dealings with Russia.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:02:54pm

re: #84 Skip Intro

Ah, that’s right, Limbaugh’s old unit.

The Screaming Lardbuckets.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:03:08pm

re: #81 Skip Intro

Remind me again what branch of the service did Cheney serve it.

GOP.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:03:26pm

re: #85 makeitstop

How many deferments did he get? I forget if it was five or six.

He “had other priorities”.

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:04:57pm

So much winning…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:05:08pm

re: #77 Barefoot Grin

“I can’t believe you’re going to leave a soldier on the battlefield,” said Cheney. There you have it. A distillation of the mindset of the right.

Draft dodging warmonger son of a bitch left ME on the battlefield. I survived but I did not forget.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:05:22pm

re: #77 Barefoot Grin

“I can’t believe you’re going to leave a soldier on the battlefield,” said Cheney. There you have it. A distillation of the mindset of the right.

A battlefield a whole hell of a lot of Bush Republican Chickenhawks never stepped on themselves.

And for some reason many in the military are Republicans. Don’t know why, they are just used.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:05:28pm

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:05:37pm

re: #46 Scottish Dragon

Heh. I thought of offered his book. Then I remembered. He’s partly responsible for that thing in the WH.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:06:04pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:06:30pm

re: #81 Skip Intro

Remind me again what branch of the service did Cheney serve it.

Flying Chickenhawks.

Served with honors. Has the medal.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:06:44pm

re: #64 JordanRules

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In a sane world, reactions like this would be the death knell for the pro-life wing of the GOP.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:07:26pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

I swear I picked the wrong life to stop drinking.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:07:29pm

re: #90 Kragar

So much winning…

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Oh, that is just fucking delicious.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:07:57pm

re: #72 KGxvi

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Mike Lamb  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:08:09pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

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Keep going guys. You’re doing great.

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wrenchwench  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:09:20pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

[“One of the president’s greatest achievements will go down as firing James Comey.”]

Nope. He will be remembered always for firing Mueller.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:09:24pm

Notice that Sanders was told to READ that entire rant. Undoubtedly given to her by Trump or one of his cronies.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:09:33pm

Just hunted up Hillary Clinton’s current website, and saw this:

Hillary’s vision for America

Inexpressibly sad to see what we missed.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:09:52pm
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petesh  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:09:55pm

re: #80 Belafon

I am saving that for every pro-liver I run into.

I for one am strongly in favor of my liver, though I confess to abusing it.

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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:10:04pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

Press Sec. Sanders tells @CeciliaVega: James Comey “will be forever known as a disgraced partisan hack.”

Takes one to know one.

These people are beneath contempt.

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:10:22pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:11:01pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

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She had to read that very prepared and overcooked statement. I wonder who wrote it?

And Sarah…when you speak of these American people that see right through all of this…you are sure as shit not speaking for me.

I see through your bullshit.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:11:02pm

re: #106 petesh

I for one am strongly in favor of my liver, though I confess to abusing it.

Yep. For those who are pro-liver, maybe they’ll get a good laugh at the hypocrisy.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:12:22pm

re: #106 petesh

I for one am strongly in favor of my liver, though I confess to abusing it.

I have a love-hate triangle (rectangle?) with my liver and kidneys…

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Jack Burton  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:12:23pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

The Mouth of Mauron
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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:12:56pm

re: #78 Scottish Dragon

Yes and no, because his own observations on character are self serving. He isn’t an innocent player here. I agree with his observations…but we can’t be blind to issues with motivated reasoning.

i dont disagree
though in this case i dont (yet) see his personal character shadowing or influencing what he is saying he knows

so i see him as a useful straw to add to the camel’s back
it may help effect some change

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Dr. Matt  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:13:51pm

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein tells confidantes he is prepared to be fired

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has struck a stoic and righteous tone in private conversations he has had this week about the fate of his job as President Donald Trump has launched public criticism against him and considered firing him, according to three sources who have spoken to Rosenstein.

In those conversations, he has repeated the phrase, “Here I stand,” a reference to Martin Luther’s famous quote, “Here I stand, I can do no other.” Coincidentally, former FBI Director James Comey, whom Rosenstein fired, repeated the same phrase to President George W. Bush in a conversation that has been widely reported and that Comey describes in his forthcoming book.

One source who spoke to Rosenstein said he seemed fully aware he may soon lose his job and was at peace with the possibility, confident he had done his job with integrity.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:15:02pm

There has for years been a claim on the Right that Libby didn’t leak Valerie Plame’s status as a covert operative to the media, because the Novak article that revealed it was based on Armitage’s leak to Novak.

Thing is, as Jake Tapper’s tweets make clear, Libby leaked to several journalists, but they didn’t publish it before Novak.

And then he lied about it to the FBI.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:15:11pm

re: #76 Joe Bacon 🌹

Happy, I remember seeing that Pulpit Pimp in person and he was one of the architects of the Religious Right that turned churches into Republican Party cells.

My cousin’s ex worked for him. Awful guy.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:16:14pm

re: #109 ObserverArt

She had to read that very prepared and overcooked statement. I wonder who wrote it?.

Sure sounds like Steven Miller to me…

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:19:17pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:19:44pm

Sharing because…

it’s Friday…

I got nothin’

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:22:37pm

re: #119 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Sharing because…

it’s Friday…

I got nothin’

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You mean there’s more than one of them?

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Jack Burton  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:22:47pm
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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:23:03pm

Just saw at Balloon Juice that the same attorney, Davidson, who represented Stormy Daniels and Karen MacDougal also represented the Playboy model who had an abortion.

This guy needs to be investigated now. He shows up every time Cohen needs a woman to be sabotaged and silenced.

(edit) actually seems to have worked as a middle man between the GOP finance guy, Cohen and the model

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:23:06pm

re: #120 bill d. (b.d.)

You mean there’s more than one of them?

I guess not with that hairstyle

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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:24:05pm

re: #122 Scottish Dragon

Just saw at Balloon Juice that the same attorney, Davidson, who represented Stormy Daniels and Karen MacDougal also represented the Playboy model who had an abortion.

This guy needs to be investigated now. He shows up every time Cohen needs a woman to be sabotaged and silenced.

He’s affiliated with the National Enquirer and that aptly-named Pecker dude, IIRC.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:24:25pm

re: #118 Kragar

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Snicker. Good one.

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plansbandc  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:25:27pm
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Kragar  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:25:34pm
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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:27:24pm

re: #127 Kragar

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What’s up with the lapels on that suit?

For a guy with a reputation for being a natty dresser, he wears some ugly fucking clothes.

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thecommodore  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:27:58pm
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:30:07pm

So, I just couldn’t resist using the LGF Meme Machine:

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Mike Lamb  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:30:16pm

re: #127 Kragar

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Waiting for Ted Cruz to ask Zuck about why there is a bias about who gets removed from Facebook…

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:30:48pm

re: #128 makeitstop

What’s up with the lapels on that suit?

For a guy with a reputation for being a natty dresser, he wears some ugly fucking clothes.

I have another question…..where’s his shoulders?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:31:01pm

re: #129 thecommodore

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And exactly how does that work?

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calochortus  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:31:28pm

re: #129 thecommodore

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Isn’t Manafort facing charges in VA? I suppose it might get him off the federal hook, but there’s not much that can be done about the state prosecution.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:31:33pm

re: #129 thecommodore

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You think Trump realizes that if he pardons Manafort, that Manafort couldn’t invoke the 5th in any subsequent questioning?

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:31:35pm

re: #129 thecommodore

You know, Trump, pardoning Manafort isn’t actually going to work out for you. Actually, I know you don’t.

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calochortus  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:32:29pm

re: #135 Mike Lamb

You think Trump realizes that if he pardons Manafort, that Manafort couldn’t invoke the 5th in any subsequent questioning?

Probably not. I hope no one tells him.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:34:08pm

re: #129 thecommodore

This is like Joss Whedon and Steven Moffatt got together to write a political comedy.

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:34:28pm

re: #136 Belafon

You know, Trump, pardoning Manafort isn’t actually going to work out for you. Actually, I know you don’t.

It also won’t protect Manafort from the various state charges he will face.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:35:09pm
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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:35:41pm

re: #138 KGxvi

This is like Joss Whedon and Steven Moffatt got together to write a political comedy.

The Office meets The Cabin in the Woods meets Idiocracy.

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mmmirele  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:35:47pm

re: #16 ObserverArt

Speaking of sleaze…

Doesn’t a whole heck of a lot of this sound just like what is going on in Trump’s DC?

DIsgusting. The freaking University is already in a bad way and this still goes on?

Has a large state university ever been shut down before? I know sports programs get things like a multiple year death penalty, but this is at the top of the university, not the athletic department alone.

ESPN - Larry Nassar victim accuses MSU interim president of offering secret payoff

Wow, Engler (former R Gov of MI) also lied about meeting Rachael Denhollander. That was extremely dumb.

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:37:17pm

re: #35 HappyWarrior

Tiny violins for sale! Get em while they’re tiny!

Why? They’ll only get tinier, just like all those folks working with criminal in chief. 😂

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Kragar  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:39:29pm
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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:39:35pm

re: #140 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

That negative 26 for Mueller is right at the crazification factor, considering MOE.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:40:08pm

This tweet shows one of the many aspects of male privilege: Female journalists need to worry about wearing the same dress as someone else on the same program, in addition to also being required to look ‘pretty’.

Male journalists all wear the same suit.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:41:43pm

re: #142 mmmirele

Wow, Engler (former R Gov of MI) also lied about meeting Rachael Denhollander. That was extremely dumb.

Good catch. I forgot Engler is former Governor.

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A dark and stormy covfefe  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:42:08pm

re: #127 Kragar

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

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Big Beautiful Door  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:43:12pm

re: #144 Kragar

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The Creature is getting more unhinged as the walls close in on him.

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Jay C  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:44:05pm

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I guess not with that hairstyle

Myself, I’d think the “breathing though their genitals” part would explain their rarity better…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:44:19pm
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plansbandc  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:44:35pm

Off topic—

Has anyone tried oat milk? I’m thinking of making some as an alternative to almond milk. Just wondering if it tastes good or tastes like *gag* soy milk.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:45:00pm

re: #144 Kragar

The report is a disaster for Trump because it makes his story much harder to believe.

And for the record, McCabe clearly violated DOJ policies, but I don’t think it rose to the level of requiring termination.

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wrenchwench  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:45:35pm

re: #152 plansbandc

Off topic—

Has anyone tried oat milk? I’m thinking of making some as an alternative to almond milk. Just wondering if it tastes good or tastes like *gag* soy milk.

Good luck milking that oat.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:45:48pm
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plansbandc  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:46:41pm

re: #155 Charles Johnson

Now THAT is definitely the pivot. ///

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calochortus  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:46:51pm

re: #154 wrenchwench

Good luck milking that oat.

Hey, if you can milk a soybean, why not an oat?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:47:17pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:47:26pm
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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:49:35pm

Who was wondering what Valerie Plame had to say about the Scooter pardon?

Valerie Plame, the former CIA operative at the center of the case against a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, said Friday morning that President Donald Trump’s impending decision to pardon the aide, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, was about no one but Donald Trump.

“This is definitely not about me. It’s absolutely not about Scooter Libby. This is about Donald Trump and his future,” she said Friday appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “What he’s putting out there is the idea that you can pardon people for serious crimes against national security. I think he has an audience of three, perhaps more. That would be Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner.”

She said the “message” being sent is “you can commit perjury and I will pardon you if it protects me and I deem that you are loyal to me.”

I think she nailed it.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:49:44pm

re: #155 Charles Johnson

He’s gonna go all China Syndrome any minute now.

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calochortus  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:50:19pm

re: #158 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Way too much me. I need to go take care of some stuff, and I’m afraid of what will happen while I’m otherwise occupied. After all, I ran errands this morning and look what happened while I was out!

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Mike Lamb  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:54:46pm

re: #158 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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You’re the Comey!

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Dr. Matt  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:55:23pm

Firing someone is now considered an “achievement”. Amusing.

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:55:41pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 12:56:34pm

re: #165 Scottish Dragon

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I won’t believe it until I see the tweet confirming he’s been fired.

…In the category of “Things I Never Thought I’d Say Before Trump”.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:00:46pm

re: #158 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

DOJ just issued the McCabe report - which is a total disaster. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey - McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2018

I’m sooooo glad Hillary didn’t win because it would have been such a disaster.

//

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:02:19pm

re: #167 Dr. Matt

I’m sooooo glad Hillary didn’t win because it would have been such a disaster.

//

She would have been under constant attack from a mad Congress. The big advantage would be stopping the theft of a Supreme Court seat, but they would have made her life hell.

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:02:45pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:03:08pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:03:22pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:03:37pm
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BeachDem  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:03:41pm

re: #160 makeitstop

Who was wondering what Valerie Plame had to say about the Scooter pardon?

I think she nailed it.

Her husband was more direct:

“I don’t think he actually has a mind,” the ambassador replied. “I think he’s basically very venal.”

“He is looking to get himself through the next day and put as many f*cking dollars — as many dollars — into his bank account as he possibly can,” Ambassador Wilson concluded. “I think this man is a danger to the United States of America.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:03:42pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:04:58pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:07:24pm
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Stanley Sea  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:07:25pm

He’s so stupid.

NYT reporting that the yam called Cohen TODAY

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Dr. Matt  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:07:54pm

re: #174 Charles Johnson

White nationalist Richard Spencer’s pages just got kicked off Facebook news.vice.com
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) April 13, 2018

How long before Ted Cruz calls for a congressional hearing?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:08:22pm
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Teukka  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:11:07pm
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Dave In Austin  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:12:41pm

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EPR-radar  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:19:31pm

re: #115 Blind Frog Belly White

There has for years been a claim on the Right that Libby didn’t leak Valerie Plame’s status as a covert operative to the media, because the Novak article that revealed it was based on Armitage’s leak to Novak.

Thing is, as Jake Tapper’s tweets make clear, Libby leaked to several journalists, but they didn’t publish it before Novak.

And then he lied about it to the FBI.

I’m convinced that Libby was a fall guy for people higher in the W Bush administration that ordered the illegal leak. That is what Cheney meany by ‘leaving a soldier on the battlefield’.

Even the mafia has more honor than Republicans, since their fall guys end up serving their time, while Republicans pardon theirs.

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wrenchwench  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:19:36pm

The artist who sculpts just picked up her bag of used tubes that I saved for her. I forget if she’s sculpting ravens or lizards now, but she said she’s almost done. Pics when it happens.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:22:03pm

Gonna call it a day. Good night, Lizards.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:24:22pm
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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:25:16pm

re: #179 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Once again: hanged, they are people, not tapestries.

Also, apparently they’ve never read anything Hamilton ever wrote about government.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:25:40pm
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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:27:15pm

re: #182 EPR-radar

I’m convinced that Libby was a fall guy for people higher in the W Bush administration that ordered the illegal leak. That is what Cheney meany by ‘leaving a soldier on the battlefield’.

Even the mafia has more honor than Republicans, since their fall guys end up serving their time, while Republicans pardon theirs.

My guess is that Libby took the hit for Cheney, and spared us all a Vice-Presidential impeachment.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:28:41pm

This is a temper tantrum public statement from the President of the United States. The most powerful man in the free world. And it reads like Jan going off on Marsha on the Brady Bunch.

Any private corporation or reputable organization would have fired Trump long ago. The GOP must be made to pay for this appalling dereliction of duty.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:29:18pm

Good afternoon Lizards. I get on-line to see the Friday White House Shitstorm in full swing. I think I need something stronger than water to drink at this time.

On other fronts I found a new place to rent about 20 miles outside of Philadelphia. Move-in at the end of the month and I’m busy setting up the switch over of utilities and insurance for that date. Just moving from one task to another, and each completed one makes things a little less stressful.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:30:42pm

re: #186 KGxvi

Once again: hanged, they are people, not tapestries.

Also, apparently they’ve never read anything Hamilton ever wrote about government.

maybe they don’t believe they qualify as “people”, and as such believe “hung’ appropriate?

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:31:08pm

re: #189 Eclectic Cyborg

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This is a temper tantrum public statement from the President of the United States. The ONCE most powerful man in the free world. And it reads like Jan going off on Marsha in the Brady Bunch.

FIFY.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:32:22pm
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Ace-o-aces  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:33:21pm
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wrenchwench  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:33:23pm

re: #190 Feline Fearless Leader

Good afternoon Lizards. I get on-line to see the Friday White House Shitstorm in full swing. I think I need something stronger than water to drink at this time.

On other fronts I found a new place to rent about 20 miles outside of Philadelphia. Move-in at the end of the month and I’m busy setting up the switch over of utilities and insurance for that date. Just moving from one task to another, and each completed one makes things a little less stressful.

Have a good move.

I’m late with this: I am glad to see you reappear here!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:33:53pm

re: #190 Feline Fearless Leader

Good afternoon Lizards. I get on-line to see the Friday White House Shitstorm in full swing. I think I need something stronger than water to drink at this time.

On other fronts I found a new place to rent about 20 miles outside of Philadelphia. Move-in at the end of the month and I’m busy setting up the switch over of utilities and insurance for that date. Just moving from one task to another, and each completed one makes things a little less stressful.

We are also suffering from the onset of Snowmageddon 2018, so you can rest assured that this fish will be well and truly pickled before bedtime.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:34:43pm

Interesting historical footnote, the first impeachment by the House of Representatives was actually against a US Senator, William Blount. The impeachment was dismissed in the Senate because they had already expelled him, but I was under the impression it was only applicable for people who had been confirmed by the Senate.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:34:44pm

re: #186 KGxvi

Once again: hanged, they are people, not tapestries.

Also, apparently they’ve never read anything Hamilton ever wrote about government.

“They said you was hung!”

“And they was right!”

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wrenchwench  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:36:28pm

re: #196 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We are also suffering from the onset of Snowmageddon 2018, so you can rest assured that this fish will be well and truly pickled before bedtime.

dopefish are not for eating. dopefish are not for eating. dopefish are not for eating.

Even when pickled.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:36:38pm

I have frequently mentioned the common ammosexual fantasy of mowing down the zombie like hordes who will allegedly invade suburbia “when the welfare checks stop.”

Well, here is the Facebook group “Jesus and Guns”, practicing to meet “the zombie hordes.” (video will not embed).

This is a real group in Colorado Springs, they are quite serious, and they have appeared before on LGF.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:36:53pm

re: #199 wrenchwench

dopefish are not for eating. dopefish are not for eating. dopefish are not for eating.

Even when pickled.

Fish are friends, not food.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:40:29pm
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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:42:38pm

I think Trump’s definition of “public service” is getting spanked by a copy of Forbes out on Pennsylvania Avenue right after he went there to shoot a random passer-by.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:43:11pm

re: #199 wrenchwench

dopefish are not for eating. dopefish are not for eating. dopefish are not for eating.

Even when pickled.

Dopefish are friends, not food!

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Stanley Sea  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:43:44pm

re: #192 MsJ

Glad you are here

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:43:51pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:43:55pm

re: #201 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

re: #204 Blind Frog Belly White

Great minds, and all that jazz.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:44:01pm

re: #202 Charles Johnson

That’s just SHS practicing for her next statement.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:44:29pm

re: #207 Blind Frog Belly White

Great minds, and all that jazz.

As one of my former coworkers put it:

“Great minds think alike. So do ours.”

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:44:35pm

re: #152 plansbandc

Off topic—

Has anyone tried oat milk? I’m thinking of making some as an alternative to almond milk. Just wondering if it tastes good or tastes like *gag* soy milk.

like horchata?
yes ive made it a few times
you can sweeten it - or not
or add cinnamon- or not

i like soy milk, and almond milk

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:46:43pm

re: #160 makeitstop

Who was wondering what Valerie Plame had to say about the Scooter pardon?

I think she nailed it.

a thought though,

they’re not gonna nail these guys primarily for perjury

that’ll be an add on

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:49:03pm

re: #209 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

As one of my former coworkers put it:

“Great minds think alike. So do ours.”

Or aw we say in the FBW family, “Great minds run in the same gutter.”

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:50:24pm

re: #172 gocart mozart

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Instead of returning the money to Weinstein, the DNC could invest that money into electing candidates that favor improving conditions for women.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:53:55pm

re: #193 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The president of the United States just called the FBI a “den of thieves and lowlifes,” and it won’t even be the leading item on the news tonight. Let that sink in for a minute.

the president’s personal “lawyer” is under criminal investigation

let that sink in for a minute

eta: possibly for months

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:55:06pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:57:24pm

I can’t think of a caption

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Charles Johnson  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:57:24pm
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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:57:44pm

re: #205 Stanley Sea

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 1:59:08pm

re: #216 Blind Frog Belly White

Nothing pisses off a good lawyer so much as a bad lawyer. We all have had shitty clients, we have all had cases go sideways, we have all lost motions we felt we should have won. But nothing pisses us off more than a lawyer who tries to cheat the system. And you really want to see a judge get pissed off - file a frivolous motion, waste judicial resources, that’s the fastest way to get sanctioned.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:02:01pm
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Dr. Matt  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:02:14pm

It’s 5 pm (+2). Has anyone been fired?

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:03:04pm

re: #222 Dr. Matt

It’s 5 pm (+2). Has anyone been fired?

Trump hasn’t tweeted since noon, so… no?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:03:13pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:03:22pm

re: #214 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. this weekend, pushing back against a wave of student-led gun violence protests that some see as a threat to the Second Amendment.

because guns are always the answer

unloaded guns

right

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Dr. Matt  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:03:27pm

I just added this to Chrome. Very cool. Highly recommended:

Visit New Places Every Day in Your Browser with This Google Earth Extension

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:03:46pm

In case anyone is interesting in a mildly entertaining controversy:

Latinos Have a Lot of Thoughts on Heinz’s Mayo-Ketchup Sauce

Heinz is bottling a sauce made by combining mayonnaise and ketchup. The product, which isn’t currently available in the United States, is called Mayochup. And though it might be new for Heinz, the sauce - also known as salsa rosada, salsa golf, MayoKetchup, and other names - goes way back. Luis Federico Leloir is credited with creating salsa golf in the 1925 at a golf club (hence the name) in Argentina, decades before he went on to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Between some suggesting better alternatives to the name MayoChup to others criticizing the color (not everyone wants equal parts of mayo and ketchup) to pointing out it’s already been bottled (Goya’s already been there, done that), people have a lot of thoughts. And it is easily the most entertaining corner of the internet RN. Check out some reactions below.

remezcla.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:04:55pm

re: #218 Charles Johnson

JUST IN: Federal agents who raided Michael Cohen’s home, office and hotel room this week seized recordings, sources tell ABC

so we now have the modern version of the Nixon White house Tapes

and we will hear the same Executive Privilege and attorney-client confidentiality arguments

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:06:00pm

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:06:14pm

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so we now have the modern version of the Nixon White house Tapes

and we will hear the same Executive Privilege and attorney-client confidentiality arguments

If only there were Supreme Court precedent on the matter, preferably decided by a unanimous court… oh, what’s that you say?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:06:30pm

re: #227 Sea Mexican!

In case anyone is interesting in a mildly entertaining controversy:

Latinos Have a Lot of Thoughts on Heinz’s Mayo-Ketchup Sauce

remezcla.com

pommes rot-weiss (french fries with ketchup and mayo) is a standard at any german stack stand

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:06:41pm

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so we now have the modern version of the Nixon White house Tapes

and we will hear the same Executive Privilege and attorney-client confidentiality arguments

Hopefully, there won’t be 11 minutes lost this time.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:06:51pm
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Skip Intro  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:08:33pm

re: #223 KGxvi

Trump hasn’t tweeted since noon, so… no?

Maybe from the golf course tomorrow.

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:08:44pm

re: #231 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

pommes rot-weiss (french fries with ketchup and mayo) is a standard at any german stack stand

It’s not the most complicated recipe to come up with. The fun part is the extra condiments (Goya’s version usually have garlic).

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:11:32pm

This is another example of how this truly is Stupid Watergate… anyone thinking of doing questionable/unlawful/illegal things should have learned from Watergate and the hundred other scandals since: never leave a paper trail unless you want there to be a paper trail.

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Skip Intro  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:11:47pm

re: #224 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

She really needs a bigger, shinier cross. Blinking LEDs would add a classy touch.

Maybe she could sign the Gaudy Celebrity Cross Company as a sponsor.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:13:16pm

re: #227 Sea Mexican!

In case anyone is interesting in a mildly entertaining controversy:

Latinos Have a Lot of Thoughts on Heinz’s Mayo-Ketchup Sauce

remezcla.com

its basically russian dressing or fry sauce

though why anyone cares that heinz wants to sell a thing..
its not like theyre tryng to take credit for inventing the combo, right?

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:14:22pm

re: #228 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

so we now have the modern version of the Nixon White house Tapes

and we will hear the same Executive Privilege and attorney-client confidentiality arguments

i said this AM there better be an 18 minute gap or these guys arent trying hard enough

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:15:37pm

re: #236 KGxvi

This is another example of how this truly is Stupid Watergate… anyone thinking of doing questionable/unlawful/illegal things should have learned from Watergate and the hundred other scandals since: never leave a paper trail unless you want there to be a paper trail.

or recordings
recordings!

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:16:56pm

Another reminder that our immigration system is fucked and we can’t begin to trust Trumpers to do the right thing on the issue.

A deported veteran just became a US citizen. Wait … what?

This happened in part because Governor Brown issued a pardon for his conviction following a no contest plea.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:19:24pm

re: #227 Sea Mexican!

That’s basically the McDonald’s Special Sauce.

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:19:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:22:50pm

re: #243 jaunte

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There are no words for that. Just that this is our country’s President.

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thecommodore  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:22:54pm

I think it is now a certainty that either Rosenstein will be fired, or Trump will fire Sessions and move Pruitt over to DOJ. Either way, Trump toadies will fire Mueller.

The constitutional crisis is just about here, folks.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:25:37pm

The Feds been all up in Cohen’s shit for some time now

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:26:27pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:27:31pm

re: #246 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Ho-leeeeee shit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:28:54pm

I got $20 that says Trump fires someone before 12:01 AM ET tonight.

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wrenchwench  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:29:22pm

re: #227 Sea Mexican!

In case anyone is interesting in a mildly entertaining controversy:

Latinos Have a Lot of Thoughts on Heinz’s Mayo-Ketchup Sauce

remezcla.com

The guys down the street have Sriracha/mayo. I guess that’s hot pink sauce.

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:29:39pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:29:40pm

re: #249 Eclectic Cyborg

I got $20 that says Trump fires someone before 12:01 AM ET tonight.

Friday Night Massacre: Snowpocalypse Edition.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:29:50pm

re: #248 GlutenFreeJesus

Ho-leeeeee shit.

Why Trump is coming unglued, and why it won’t stop with Mueller. The amount of stuff that will come out of the FBI if Mueller is fired will be massive.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:31:09pm

re: #251 jaunte

I eagerly await Rosenstein’s “go fuck yourselves” response.

Shit’s hitting the fan, yo.

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:32:32pm

I only just now looked at the date.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:32:40pm

re: #245 thecommodore

I think it is now a certainty that either Rosenstein will be fired, or Trump will fire Sessions and move Pruitt over to DOJ. Either way, Trump toadies will fire Mueller.

The constitutional crisis is just about here, folks.

The Sessions/Pruitt move is clearly the stupidest move he could make (on top of combining two ongoing scandals, it would mean two more confirmations (EPA and DOJ) when the State confirmation looks to be going terribly). It’s also a problem because if Sessions is fired, Trump can’t technically appoint an Acting AG, instead the position would, by law, devolve to the Deputy AG… some guy named Rod Rosenstein. So he’d create a third controversy for himself in the process.

So I fully expect that will be the way he goes.

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Cheechako  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:32:40pm

re: #252 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Friday Night Massacre: Snowpocalypse Edition.

“Friday the 13th” Massacre sounds better.

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:33:47pm

re: #227 Sea Mexican!

In case anyone is interesting in a mildly entertaining controversy:

Latinos Have a Lot of Thoughts on Heinz’s Mayo-Ketchup Sauce

remezcla.com

So it’s basically thousands island dressing without the crunchies.

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:34:21pm

re: #229 Sea Mexican!

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wrenchwench  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:36:15pm

re: #255 jaunte

I only just now looked at the date.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:36:16pm

re: #196 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We are also suffering from the onset of Snowmageddon 2018, so you can rest assured that this fish will be well and truly pickled before bedtime.

80° in Columbus currently.

Things are strange.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:36:41pm

re: #257 Cheechako

“Friday the 13th” Massacre sounds better.

I’m guessing there is a production company that already has that trademarked for the reboot’s sequel.

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:36:48pm

re: #249 Eclectic Cyborg

I got $20 that says Trump fires someone before 12:01 AM ET tonight.

Not taking that bet. Not even close to considering taking that bet.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:38:02pm

re: #261 ObserverArt

80° in Columbus currently.

Things are strange.

35 degrees F (2 degrees C) here, and we are anticipating a true snowpocalypse here - estimates range anywhere from 6-16”, depending on where the data is coming from.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:38:24pm

re: #261 ObserverArt

It is very warm in Philly too. Here is the latest forecast from the Nat’l Weather Service:
forecast.weather.gov

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Cheechako  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:40:25pm

re: #262 KGxvi

I’m guessing there is a production company that already has that trademarked for the reboot’s sequel.

Probably true, but common usage sometimes over whelms trademarks. (Think xerox)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:41:17pm

re: #255 jaunte

I only just now looked at the date.

re: #260 wrenchwench

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:41:45pm

re: #234 Skip Intro

Maybe from the golf course tomorrow.

Golf cannot be fun for The Don right now.

I bet he damages fairways and breaks clubs and then tosses everything in the lake on the 18th.

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:41:50pm

re: #263 MsJ

Not taking that bet. Not even close to considering taking that bet.

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:42:54pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:44:22pm

These ladies are going to own the school grounds by the time this is over

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:45:05pm

re: #249 Eclectic Cyborg

I got $20 that says Trump fires someone before 12:01 AM ET tonight.

Hopefully himself.

Resign Don. Everyone hates you. Face it.

You are an asshole and you suck. Bad.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:46:00pm

re: #227 Sea Mexican!

In case anyone is interesting in a mildly entertaining controversy:

Latinos Have a Lot of Thoughts on Heinz’s Mayo-Ketchup Sauce

remezcla.com

I remember back in the late 60s/early 70s when Heinz marketed a BBQ Smoky Ketchup which I liked. They also sold Ketchup mixed with diced onions or relish. I liked them so quite naturally they were discontinued…

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gocart mozart  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:46:07pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:46:37pm

re: #270 jaunte

What in heaven’s name is the meaning of that last tweet? DT can make the decision?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:47:17pm

re: #275 PhillyPretzel

What in heaven’s name is the meaning of that last tweet? DT can make the decision?

I was wondering that myself. I don’t think it has anything to do with him making any decisions - Trump is not a member of the judicial branch, that would just be farcical.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:47:40pm

re: #269 Scottish Dragon

With Rachel Brand, the Associate Attorney General (#3 position at the DOJ) having resigned and only having an acting AAG in her place, that means oversight would go to the Solicitor General Noel Francisco as the 4th highest ranking person in the Department.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:48:12pm

re: #275 PhillyPretzel

What in heaven’s name is the meaning of that last tweet? DT can make the decision?

My guess is that you don’t name the lawyers, you name the client on the petition.

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:48:38pm

re: #275 PhillyPretzel

People in the thread are saying:

“He’s basically treated as a party, can file and argue motions, appeal an adverse result, etc.”
……..
“Trump moved to intervene to protect his alleged AC privilege because he is currently not a party to the proceeding. The Court granted the application to intervene. It kind of sucks for him, though. The harder he fights, the closer he makes himself to an accused criminal.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:48:58pm

re: #275 PhillyPretzel

What in heaven’s name is the meaning of that last tweet? DT can make the decision?

Alright, so I looked it up. Basically, the legal term “intervention” indicates that a person who is not a party to the original litigation can join the litigation without the permission of the original litigants. Like it or not, Donald J. Trump is now a part of this case.

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Scottish Dragon  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:49:27pm

re: #278 Belafon

My guess is that you don’t name the lawyers, you name the client on the petition.

It means Trump is a party and can file motions etc. That was going to have to happen, since the info in those documents essentially means Trump is under criminal investigation by SDNY also.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:50:09pm

re: #268 ObserverArt

Golf cannot be fun for The Don right now.

I bet he damages fairways and breaks clubs and then tosses everything in the lake on the 18th.

Donuts on the greens.

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petesh  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:50:23pm

re: #279 jaunte

… The harder he fights, the closer he makes himself to an accused criminal.”

Why, yes. I wonder why he hasn’t thought of that … oh, right, not his strong point.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:51:02pm

re: #257 Cheechako

“Friday the 13th” Massacre sounds better.

Friday the 13th: Jason America goes to Hell

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:51:06pm

re: #283 petesh

He probably has a hard time with Chinese finger puzzles.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:51:07pm

re: #281 Scottish Dragon

It means Trump is a party and can file motions etc. That was going to have to happen, since the info in those documents essentially means Trump is under criminal investigation by SDNY also.

“I didn’t have anything to do with it, but I’m going to stop them looking into it.”

Sounds like an innocent man. //

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:51:18pm

Oy Vey what a mess.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:51:40pm

re: #278 Belafon

My guess is that you don’t name the lawyers, you name the client on the petition.

its interesting they used “president” and not “donald trump”

is cohen an attorney to the office or the man?
does it make a diffrerence?

i always understood him as trumps personal attorney - not in any way connected to the government

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:52:06pm

re: #256 KGxvi

The Sessions/Pruitt move is clearly the stupidest move he could make (on top of combining two ongoing scandals, it would mean two more confirmations (EPA and DOJ) when the State confirmation looks to be going terribly). It’s also a problem because if Sessions is fired, Trump can’t technically appoint an Acting AG, instead the position would, by law, devolve to the Deputy AG… some guy named Rod Rosenstein. So he’d create a third controversy for himself in the process.

So I fully expect that will be the way he goes.

Didn’t they somehow think they could get around the succession by putting someone in as interim director then fire Mueller. Say, a Trump stooge like a Pruitt.

I think that is what the most brilliant Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Attorney at Lawless was hinting when she said they have been advised there are legal paths to fire Mueller.

Of course it could be 89%+11% bullshit…but that is really what SHS practices best.

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:52:27pm
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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:53:20pm

re: #286 Belafon

“I didn’t have anything to do with it, but I’m going to stop them looking into it.”

Sounds like an innocent man. //

If there are legitimately privileged documents, Trump has every right to try and keep those protected. I’d do the same thing in that scenario.

Another angle to this is that Trump, as the attorney, can waive the privilege but the attorney (Cohen) cannot. Not sure how that would play out just yet, but something to keep in mind.

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sagehen  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:54:15pm

re: #214 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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The Black Panthers tried that once.

It’s why/how the Mulford Act got passed.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:54:43pm

re: #288 dangerman

its interesting they used “president” and not “donald trump”

is cohen an attorney to the office or the man?
does it make a diffrerence?

i always understood him as trumps personal attorney - not in any way connected to the government

Cohen isn’t representing Trump in this case. Whoever is representing Trump went with president.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:55:31pm

re: #291 KGxvi

If there are legitimately privileged documents, Trump has every right to try and keep those protected. I’d do the same thing in that scenario.

Another angle to this is that Trump, as the attorney, can waive the privilege but the attorney (Cohen) cannot. Not sure how that would play out just yet, but something to keep in mind.

Agree, and they’ll get to look, but I understand the raid was done with two groups of FBI materials to make sure only the relevant documents were collected.

It would be interesting to watch if Trump weren’t trying to figure out a way to fire the entire justice department.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:55:57pm

re: #264 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

35 degrees F (2 degrees C) here, and we are anticipating a true snowpocalypse here - estimates range anywhere from 6-16”, depending on where the data is coming from.

Yeah, I caught a warning map of that when I was checking our temps.

I am still amazed at how so many times now spring in Ohio goes from 40° to 80° and we don’t see a progression of temps as I remember when younger. I miss 57 - 67° days. You can really get into the warming trend and they are great temps for getting back outside, etc.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:59:28pm

re: #271 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

These ladies are going to own the school grounds by the time this is over

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Yeah. It’s bad. I linked an ESPN article earlier.

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KGxvi  Apr 13, 2018 • 2:59:32pm

re: #289 ObserverArt

Didn’t they somehow think they could get around the succession by putting someone in as interim director then fire Mueller. Say, a Trump stooge like a Pruitt.

I think that is what the most brilliant Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Attorney at Lawless was hinting when she said they have been advised there are legal paths to fire Mueller.

Of course it could be 89%+11% bullshit…but that is really what SHS practices best.

Yeah, they floated that a while back. The issue (as I understanding it) is different rules apply if someone is fired or if they resign. If it’s a resignation, Trump can move anyone in the executive that has been confirmed by the Senate to fill the position on an interim/acting basis for like 6 months. But if they are fired, the next person in line of succession becomes the acting office holder.

The question is, if Trump fires Sessions and names Pruitt as Acting AG, is there anyone with standing (besides possibly Rosenstein) who could challenge that appointment in court? Or would it be considered a political thicket question that the courts would refuse to touch?

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freetoken  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:04:21pm

re: #297 KGxvi

The question is, if Trump fires Sessions and names Pruitt as Acting AG, is there anyone with standing (besides possibly Rosenstein) who could challenge that appointment in court? Or would it be considered a political thicket question that the courts would refuse to touch?

My (albeit poorly educated) understanding is that the political appointee offices are the responsibility of Congress to oversee.

While any political appointee certainly can turn to the courts for a civil suit, the legalities of who takes the office and how they are removed is the bailiwick of Congress. Specifically the Senate, though the House can impeach and try to get the Senate to remove someone.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:05:52pm

re: #290 jaunte

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Note the ridiculously short fuse on the letter—COB Monday.

Chances that this hasn’t been totally coordinated with the WH are slim.

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freetoken  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:07:13pm

The only reason, the only reason, Trump has gotten this far is because both the House and Senate are controlled by Republicans, and most of them appear to be too cowardly, or complicit with Trump, to stop him from making a total wreck of the public offices.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:07:18pm

re: #290 jaunte

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Trey Gowdy is still wasting his Congressional career beyond the 7 years he has already cried about.

Trey can’t stay with his own excuses excuses and stories.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:17:00pm

Michael Avenatti on with Ari Melber said the Cohen documents could add up to being in the millions. And he emphasized Cohen has that one client.

Draw your own conclusions.

Hmmm…that brings me to this…for some reason.

Procol Harum:-‘Your Own Choice’

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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:19:37pm

Looks like McCabe might start punching back…

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:26:25pm

re: #303 makeitstop

Looks like McCabe might start punching back…

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Good.

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Mike Lamb  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:34:49pm

re: #303 makeitstop

Looks like McCabe might start punching back…

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Just taking notes from Trump.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:44:05pm

re: #36 KGxvi

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My sister and her husband would watch Dr. Who together. After that episode aired, my sister refused even to be in the room when Dr. Who was on. She never again looked at another episode.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:45:32pm

re: #306 Hecuba’s daughter

My sister and her husband would watch Dr. Who together. After that episode aired, my sister refused even to be in the room when Dr. Who was on. She never again looked at another episode.

What’s funny is, Mrs. Fish and I joke about that episode, tossing that line in the most random places to get a giggle out of each other.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:46:26pm

Trump is inflicting damage on this country throughout every agency of the government. I really fear what will happen if Mueller is fired and the GOP goes along with it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:48:11pm

re: #307 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What’s funny is, Mrs. Fish and I joke about that episode, tossing that line in the most random places to get a giggle out of each other.

I found it genuinely terrifying especially the scenes with the child.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:49:49pm

re: #309 Hecuba’s daughter

I found it genuinely terrifying especially the scenes with the child.

It’s not that it isn’t a terrifying episode, it’s that it got lampshaded in a later episode and that somehow took a lot of the terror out of it.

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wrenchwench  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:50:07pm

re: #308 Hecuba’s daughter

Trump is inflicting damage on this country throughout every agency of the government. I really fear what will happen if Mueller is fired and the GOP goes along with it.

Midterm elections like you have never seen. And no Republican in the White House for three generations. A new right-wing party that won’t catch on for a long time.

Shall I go on? (I can’t stop.)

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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:51:34pm

The name that jumps out from that statement - Boies, as in David Boies. The man’s been through a presidential crisis or two.

McCabe hired himself some hitters. They could make Trump even more miserable than he is right now.

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Brian J.  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:52:35pm

re: #193 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Thing is… he’s right. They made him President because he brings the fascism they crave. And he’s demonstrated that he can insult them, fire them, cut their pay, take their pensions, and they’ll still remain loyal to him to the end because they support what he stands for.

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wrenchwench  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:54:12pm

re: #312 makeitstop

The name that jumps out from that statement - Boies, as in David Boies. The man’s been through a presidential crisis or two.

McCabe hired himself some hitters. They could make Trump even more miserable than he is right now.

I never heard of him until yesterday, when I read my alumni newsletter. There’s at least 3 living guys with that name in that family.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:55:07pm

re: #314 wrenchwench

I never heard of him until yesterday, when I read my alumni newsletter. There’s at least 3 living guys with that name in that family.

I knew of him from the SCO v. IBM litigation, where he got his ass kicked because he was trying to defend an indefensible client. I didn’t realize he was a big shot in the legal community until after that case, though.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:56:38pm

re: #265 PhillyPretzel

It is very warm in Philly too. Here is the latest forecast from the Nat’l Weather Service:
forecast.weather.gov

It was nice out today. Which was good since I walked the 17 blocks to/from a medical appointment. :)

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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:58:22pm

re: #315 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I knew of him from the SCO v. IBM litigation, where he got his ass kicked because he was trying to defend an indefensible client. I didn’t realize he was a big shot in the legal community until after that case, though.

He represented Gore in the Florida recount. He was George Steinbrenner’s lawyer.

Hitter. If Trump thinks Stormy’s lawyer is a headache…

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plansbandc  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:58:36pm

re: #309 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s truly terrifying and, in my opinion, one of the best of the new Whos. Also, we get to see Captain Jack for the first time. <3

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 3:59:20pm

re: #309 Hecuba’s daughter

I found it genuinely terrifying especially the scenes with the child.

It was one of many well done Doctor Who episodes. It scared you, made you laugh, and had an upbeat ending: “Just this once, everybody lives.” The doctor explaining how the woman grew her leg back was funny:

Mrs. Harcourt: My leg’s grown back! When I come to the hospital, I had one leg…

Doctor Constantine: Well, there is a war on… is it possible you miscounted?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:01:05pm

re: #318 plansbandc

It’s truly terrifying and, in my opinion, one of the best of the new Whos. Also, we get to see Captain Jack for the first time. <3

Oh. My. GOSH. If I wasn’t already madly in love with John Barrowman, his persona as Captain Jack Harkness would totally seal the deal.

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BlueGrl21  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:04:16pm

re: #244 HappyWarrior

There are no words for that. Just that this is our country’s President.

My undergrad degree is in psychology. I see everything Trump does through a kind of abstract behavioral lense via my textbooks of 25 years ago. So I see his disgusting actions and also what they mean psychologically. And I’ve only got 4 years of study and a whole lot of follow up reading.

I cannot, cannot imagine what it’s like to be a mental health professional right now. To see all of this, know what Trump is, and having to deal with clients deeply disturbed by it and suffering from anxiety and other disorders. It’s got to be one of those life moments where they’re just enduring.

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Belafon  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:07:22pm

re: #321 BlueGrl21

My undergrad degree is in psychology. I see everything Trump does through a kind of abstract behavioral lense via my textbooks of 25 years ago. So I see his disgusting actions and also what they mean psychologically. And I’ve only got 4 years of study and a whole lot of follow up reading.

I cannot, cannot imagine what it’s like to be a mental health professional right now. To see all of this, know what Trump is, and having to deal with clients deeply disturbed by it and suffering from anxiety and other disorders. It’s got to be one of those life moments where they’re just enduring.

Imagine being someone at a government contractor who takes training on ethics, safeguarding information, insider trading, etc., and then watching the Trump administration. I suspect that I have the same type of anxiety even though I don’t have exactly the same problems.

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Sea Mexican!  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:07:28pm

re: #259 MsJ

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William Lewis  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:09:09pm

re: #319 Belafon

It was one of many well done Doctor Who episodes. It scared you, made you laugh, and had an upbeat ending: “Just this once, everybody lives.” The doctor explaining how the woman grew her leg back was funny:

Exactly. A very well done episode that I loved for that happy ending. That and “Always Mercy.” at then end of that 2 parter.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:11:07pm
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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:11:46pm

Looked up from doing stuff on the computer - and saw three pairs of eyes watching me.

And then realized I was almost an hour late in feeding the cats.

Quick meal for myself and then sit down to watch a NHL playoff hockey game. (Go Pens!)

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:14:12pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:16:16pm

re: #327 MsJ

lollll

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:18:09pm

re: #328 GlutenFreeJesus

lollll

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Mr. Cohen might need to check his trousers. I believe they are currently being combusted.

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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:19:16pm

re: #325 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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He is so completely screwed. I wonder if Trump will cut him loose.

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wrenchwench  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:19:26pm

re: #329 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Mr. Cohen might need to check his trousers. I believe they are currently being combusted.

And he’s been wearing his nice brown ones since the search warrants were executed.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:21:31pm

re: #268 ObserverArt

Golf cannot be fun for The Don right now.

I bet he damages fairways and breaks clubs and then tosses everything in the lake on the 18th.

That’s on a good day.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:22:13pm
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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:25:12pm

NO COLLUSION!!!

Evening Lizards.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:25:27pm

re: #333 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Watch her complain.

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fern01  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:25:41pm
RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel has accepted Elliott Broidy’s resignation from the finance team in a phone call, per source familiar

hehehe I love that they have reinserted the Romney into Ronna’s name - a little shade in that tweet

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:27:06pm

re: #334 Untruthful Slime Ball

Nice screen name.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:28:48pm

Dude, they stamp the inside.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:29:02pm

re: #337 PhillyPretzel

Nice screen name.

It sorta just came to me…

//

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:31:03pm

re: #338 Ace-o-aces

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Dude, they stamp the inside.

Can you believe such an honest, above board guy like Trump having all of these lying scumbag criminals hanging around him?

He must be so embarrassed.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:31:10pm

re: #330 makeitstop

He is so completely screwed. I wonder if Trump will cut him loose.

Trump (Probably): “I like lawyers that don’t get busted and have my stuff taken. Okay. Let me tell you. He’s dead to me. Dead. Lousy lawyer anyway, I didn’t know he didn’t have clients. I was told to use him.”

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:34:02pm

WHO THE HELL CAN REMEMBER IF THEY WERE IN PRAGUE OR NOT?! ALL OF THOSE SH*THOLE EASTERN EUROPEAN CITIES LOOK THE SAME. NO BLACKS THOUGH.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:36:00pm
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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:36:06pm

How long now before the Russians step in and start getting rid of people who are stupid beyond their wildest imaginations?

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:38:55pm

Has Trump pardoned G. Gordon Liddy yet?

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Dave In Austin  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:39:36pm
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Broad With Sass  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:39:47pm

re: #340 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

Can you believe such an honest, above board guy like Trump having all of these lying scumbag criminals hanging around him?

He must be so embarrassed.

Tweety’s guest said no stamp needed…he went from Germany which has open border

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petesh  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:41:41pm

re: #345 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

Has Trump pardoned G. Gordon Liddy yet?

Liddy doesnt need it. He made a pretty good living out of his crimes, the best bit of which was a dog-and-pony show in which he was the dog and the pony was played by Tim Leary.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:41:59pm

re: #346 Dave In Austin

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I ain’t touching that remote…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:47:17pm

I’m going to give up model building and sell my collection. I just cannot find the kind of super-special flooring this hobby apparently requires. Anything you drop on a carpeted floor will vanish forever. Modelers call this phenomenon “the carpet monster.” Today I dropped an irreplaceable clear part on the carpet, saw within a few inches where it landed, and still could not find it. I went over every square centimeter with a flashlight and my fingers, nothing. This is not the first time either. A hard rubber or plastic mat is no better, since it will bounce the parts into the next dimension. Concrete is the worst. Besides providing the highest and farthest bounces, it is a chameleon material that will make literally anything that falls on it invisible. Any surface I could get would also have to be surrounded by a small fence and covered with a fine mesh net to catch bounces. If I cover the floor with flypaper type sticky material how do I get in and out of the work area? How is it physically possible for an object weighing a fraction of a gram to bounce completely out of the house, if not the county, after falling a couple of feet onto a soft surface?

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:47:23pm

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:47:48pm

re: #347 Broad With Sass

Tweety’s guest said no stamp needed…he went from Germany which has open border

Shocked! This whole deal is so obnoxious. The people of the US elected a mobster as president, Watergate analogies are way surpassed.

I saw it, you saw it but enough of the American people didn’t or said that a mobster was better than Hillary.

I hope the American people can someday soon see what the hell is really going on. Nixon still had his die hard cronies but the country as a whole eventually sided with the rule of law.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:48:00pm

re: #347 Broad With Sass

OPEN BORDER???!!!

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:48:39pm

“Schengenfreude”

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:48:45pm

re: #351 jaunte

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3 Hours and 36 minutes?!?!? Then how come it took the Soviets months?!?!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:49:16pm

re: #351 jaunte

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That’s actually the very path we took in my first time in Europe. We went from Berlin to Dresden to Prague. No stamp needed. So if Cohen or his defenders try to say he’d need a passport stamp, they’d be lying.

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plansbandc  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:49:41pm

re: #350 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It’s the mini black hole phenomenon. There’s nothing to be done. Your model piece has gone into a completely different dimensional reality.

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makeitstop  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:50:08pm

Wouldn’t this validate a huge chunk of the Steele dossier?

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:50:26pm

re: #351 jaunte

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YOU GET ON THAT AUTOBAHN AND YOU GET GOING SO FAST THAT YOU DON’T EVEN REALLY KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING.

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The Major  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:50:29pm

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:50:37pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:50:42pm

re: #358 makeitstop

Wouldn’t this validate a huge chunk of the Steele dossier?

I’d say so since one of the big things they tried to discredit was Cohen in Prague.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:51:01pm

re: #300 freetoken

The only reason, the only reason, Trump has gotten this far is because both the House and Senate are controlled by Republicans, and most of them appear to be too cowardly, or complicit with Trump, to stop him from making a total wreck of the public offices.

as a reported downstairs:

just heard from a brit reporter on npr

Congress is utterly supine in all this

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:53:00pm
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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:53:19pm

Ryan resigns to spend more time getting out of the way of history.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:53:21pm

re: #85 makeitstop

How many deferments did he get? I forget if it was five or six.

I think that’s how many heart transplants he got also.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:53:43pm

re: #350 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’m going to give up model building and sell my collection. I just cannot find the kind of super-special flooring this hobby apparently requires. Anything you drop on a carpeted floor will vanish forever. Modelers call this phenomenon “the carpet monster.” Today I dropped an irreplaceable clear part on the carpet, saw within a few inches where it landed, and still could not find it. I went over every square centimeter with a flashlight and my fingers, nothing. This is not the first time either. A hard rubber or plastic mat is no better, since it will bounce the parts into the next dimension. Concrete is the worst. Besides providing the highest and farthest bounces, it is a chameleon material that will make literally anything that falls on it invisible. Any surface I could get would also have to be surrounded by a small fence and covered with a fine mesh net to catch bounces. If I cover the floor with flypaper type sticky material how do I get in and out of the work area? How is it physically possible for an object weighing a fraction of a gram to bounce completely out of the house, if not the county, after falling a couple of feet onto a soft surface?

Pro tip: Take the hose part of your vacuum cleaner where the attachments go and cover it with panty hose. Then gently wave it around the area you lost the part.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:53:57pm

re: #360 The Major

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:55:12pm

Greetings, lizards one and all.

Embarrassed Lizard

This is me hanging my head in shame for disappearing after the ‘16 election. I was just too emotionally fragile to follow politics after that disaster.

Well, I still am, but I wanted to watch the wheels fall off tRump’s little red wagon, and this is the best place to do it.

I don’t really expect his downfall to salvage civilization as we have known it, but Schadenfreude is good for the soul.

I hope everybody has been keeping well—as well as can be expected, anyway….

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blueraven  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:55:15pm

If Trump fires Rosenstein now, it will look even more like obstruction.

Not that we didn’t already know that, but with the Cohen news it will be hard for the R’s to defend.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:55:20pm

re: #367 goddamnedfrank

Pro tip: Take the hose part of your vacuum cleaner where the attachments go and cover it with panty hose. Then gently wave it around the area you lost the part.

That … just might be a life-saver someday. Thank you, sir.

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plansbandc  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:55:23pm

re: #360 The Major

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:55:39pm

re: #365 jaunte

Ryan resigns to spend more time getting out of the way of history.

I don’t want to work for a company that he gets appointed to the Board of Directors of.

//shudder

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:55:43pm

re: #357 plansbandc

It’s the mini black hole phenomenon. There’s nothing to be done. Your model piece has gone into a completely different dimensional reality.

Somewhere there is a whole planet whose surface is covered to a depth of several meters with model kit parts, machine screws, electronic and car parts, small tools, and the like. A sister planet has whole continents made of loose change.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:55:52pm

re: #326 Feline Fearless Leader

Looked up from doing stuff on the computer - and saw three pairs of eyes watching me.

And then realized I was almost an hour late in feeding the cats.

Quick meal for myself and then sit down to watch a NHL playoff hockey game. (Go Pens!)

ours are way more, erm, assertive, one minute past
often several hours before
rarely if ever are we not chastised for our inattentiveness

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:56:11pm

re: #369 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Greetings, lizards one and all.

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This is me hanging my head in shame for disappearing after the ‘16 election. I was just too emotionally fragile to follow politics after that disaster.

Well, I still am, but I wanted to watch the wheels fall off tRump’s little red wagon, and this is the best place to do it.

I don’t really expect his downfall to salvage civilization as we have known it, but Schadenfreude is good for the soul.

I hope everybody has been keeping well—as well as can be expected, anyway….

We’ve been holding it together in your absence, somehow. Welcome back; I, for one, can’t fault you for your disappearance, but good on you for acknowledging it and taking care of yourself. We still keep the faith here.

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The Major  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:56:12pm

re: #327 MsJ

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:56:20pm

re: #370 blueraven

If Trump fires Rosenstein now, it will look even more like obstruction.

Not that we didn’t already know that, but with the Cohen news it will be hard for the R’s to defend.

They’ll do what they’ve been doing all this time. Remain silent, or actively attempt to sabotage Mueller a la Nunes.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:57:06pm

re: #333 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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harley shirt wins
cause, you know, harley shirt

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:57:09pm

re: #364 Ace Rothstein

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:57:41pm

Who plays Cohen in the movie?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:57:49pm

re: #369 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Welcome back!!

You have been missed.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:57:57pm

re: #369 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Greetings, lizards one and all.

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This is me hanging my head in shame for disappearing after the ‘16 election. I was just too emotionally fragile to follow politics after that disaster.

Well, I still am, but I wanted to watch the wheels fall off tRump’s little red wagon, and this is the best place to do it.

I don’t really expect his downfall to salvage civilization as we have known it, but Schadenfreude is good for the soul.

I hope everybody has been keeping well—as well as can be expected, anyway….

The Freshman Komodo Dragon

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plansbandc  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:58:12pm

re: #374 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Precisely. And both are capricious about when they grab their loot.

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calochortus  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:58:21pm

re: #367 goddamnedfrank

Pro tip: Take the hose part of your vacuum cleaner where the attachments go and cover it with panty hose. Then gently wave it around the area you lost the part.

Any other very fine mesh should work well too.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:58:24pm

re: #340 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

Can you believe such an honest, above board guy like Trump having all of these incompetent lying scumbag criminals hanging around him?

He must be so embarrassed.

i feel like im on a roll here

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:58:28pm

re: #360 The Major

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:58:34pm

re: #381 HappyWarrior

Robert Downey?

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Dave In Austin  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:59:30pm

re: #333 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 13, 2018 • 4:59:40pm

re: #381 HappyWarrior

Who plays Cohen in the movie?

Andy Garcia

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:00:34pm

re: #388 Ace Rothstein

Downey Jr.?

Not a bad choice.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:00:46pm

re: #350 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’m going to give up model building and sell my collection. I just cannot find the kind of super-special flooring this hobby apparently requires. Anything you drop on a carpeted floor will vanish forever. Modelers call this phenomenon “the carpet monster.” Today I dropped an irreplaceable clear part on the carpet, saw within a few inches where it landed, and still could not find it. I went over every square centimeter with a flashlight and my fingers, nothing. This is not the first time either. A hard rubber or plastic mat is no better, since it will bounce the parts into the next dimension. Concrete is the worst. Besides providing the highest and farthest bounces, it is a chameleon material that will make literally anything that falls on it invisible. Any surface I could get would also have to be surrounded by a small fence and covered with a fine mesh net to catch bounces. If I cover the floor with flypaper type sticky material how do I get in and out of the work area? How is it physically possible for an object weighing a fraction of a gram to bounce completely out of the house, if not the county, after falling a couple of feet onto a soft surface?

As an amateur watch repairer, I feel your pain. There’s an old joke about a retiring watchmaker, who talks about his 20 years working on watches.

“But you’ve been a watchmaker for 40 years!” his friends protest.

“Yeah. 20 years working on watches. 20 years searching for watch parts on the floor.”

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:00:51pm

re: #390 Eclectic Cyborg

Andy Garcia

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Not bad.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:01:01pm

re: #390 Eclectic Cyborg

Andy Garcia

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Yes! I like it. After watching him in the Ocean’s series, I have respect for him. He plays the mobster type well.

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stpaulbear  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:02:34pm

re: #150 Jay C

Myself, I’d think the “breathing though their genitals” part would explain their rarity better…

I don’t want to know what happens if he sneezes.

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petesh  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:03:34pm

re: #362 HappyWarrior

I’d say so since one of the big things they tried to discredit was Cohen in Prague.

Better yet, Greenwald used the “fact” that Cohen never went to Prague in an attempt to discredit Steele. I look forward to his apology.

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:03:35pm

re: #366 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think that’s how many heart transplants he got also.

And none of them worked. He still has none.

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ObserverArt  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:03:39pm

re: #366 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think that’s how many heart transplants he got also.

Because everytime they couldn’t find the last one.

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:04:30pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:06:02pm

re: #389 Dave In Austin

That was my favorite

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:06:26pm

re: #396 petesh

Better yet, Greenwald used the “fact” that Cohen never went to Prague in an attempt to discredit Steele. I look forward to his apology.

Greenwald has rightfully faded to FoxNews where he has taken the place of candidate Dennis Kucinich, his fate will be the same.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:06:36pm

re: #396 petesh

Better yet, Greenwald used the “fact” that Cohen never went to Prague in an attempt to discredit Steele. I look forward to his apology.

Yeah not going to get that from that smug piece of shit.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:07:10pm

re: #401 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

Greenwald has rightfully faded to FoxNews where he has taken the place of candidate Dennis Kucinich, his fate will be the same.

I don’t think our Ohio lizards deserve Greenwald.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:07:28pm

NOTE TO SELF: DON’T FUCK WITH THE FBI.

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:07:33pm

re: #381 HappyWarrior

Who plays Cohen in the movie?

The guy from Everyone Loves Raymond…Brad something or other. (I never saw it.)

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:07:58pm

re: #394 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yes! I like it. After watching him in the Ocean’s series, I have respect for him. He plays the mobster type well.

I did like him as Vincent Corleone in Godfather Part III. Not an epic role but he did a good job I thought.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:08:20pm

re: #405 MsJ

The guy from Everyone Loves Raymond…Brad something or other. (I never saw it.)

Isn’t he huge? Face wise though I can see Brad Garrett though.

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fern01  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:09:09pm

re: #64 JordanRules

So the pro life is just another ploy to fool the masses and win elections - who’d have thought …

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The Major  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:10:15pm

re: #404 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

NOTE TO SELF: DON’T FUCK WITH THE FBI.

18 USC 1001 is not to be trifled with….

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:10:21pm

re: #407 HappyWarrior

Isn’t he huge? Face wise though I can see Brad Garrett though.

I don’t know. I only know his face. I can’t recall where I’ve seen him. But he looks like Cohen. Kinda like like Mueller, too. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:10:23pm

re: #408 fern01

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So the pro life is just another ploy to fool the masses and win elections - who’d have thought …

Of course, it is. Even Rick Santorum was briefly politically pro-choice.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:10:35pm

re: #403 HappyWarrior

I don’t think our Ohio lizards deserve Greenwald.

GREENWALD ISN’T COMING BACK TO AMERICA BECAUSE THEY WON’T RESPECT HIS MARRIAGE TO ANOTHER MAN…….WILL ARREST HIM ON SIGHT....HAVE HIGH SCOOL FRIENDS WAITING AT CUSTOMS TO GIVE HIM SWIRLIES

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:10:40pm

similar to the major at #360

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fern01  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:11:34pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

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How can they call him “partisan” when he got trump elected? Any “partisan” in Comey is well to the right of center.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:12:28pm

re: #410 MsJ

I don’t know. I only know his face. I can’t recall where I’ve seen him. But he looks like Cohen. Kinda like like Mueller, too. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Yeah he’s 6’8. I did like him in Fargo though. You know who might be good for Mueller though, Robert Redford. I see Mueller as an older WASP actor type. Dignified, definitely part of the so called establishment but someone who is a service first type of individual. If he were still alive and closer age, I could see Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, or Henry Fonda being perfect.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:12:59pm

re: #413 dangerman

similar to the major at #360

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:13:56pm

re: #414 fern01

How can they call him “partisan” when he got trump elected? Any “partisan” in Comey is well to the right of center.

Comey- Bush former Asst AG.

Mueller: Registered Republican who served under three GOP Presidents.

Rosenstein: Trump’s appointed Asst AG.

Wray: Trump’s pick for the fired Comey.

But yeah it’s a Democratic witch hunt eh Fox News.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:14:01pm

WRT someone playing Cohen in the movie, my take is if you’re thinking ‘mob boss’, you’re thinking too high up the chain. Cohen is muscle, an enforcer - big, thuggish, dumb. he thinks he’s Tom Hagen to Trump’s Vito Corleone, but really he’s Henry Hill to Trump’s Paulie Cicero.

Andy Garcia or Robert Downey Jr are both too sharp. You need a lummox for this role.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:14:30pm

re: #405 MsJ

The guy from Everyone Loves Raymond…Brad something or other. (I never saw it.)

Brad Garret. I could see that.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:14:42pm

re: #413 dangerman

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:14:52pm

re: #416 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:14:54pm

re: #404 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

NOTE TO SELF: DON’T FUCK WITH THE FBI.

I’m more of a mind not to fuck with the IRS. They brought down Capone, they’re bringing down Cohen, they might be the downfall of Donald J. Trump. Needless to say, I am relying on those guarantees from the self-prep tax programs from now on.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:14:59pm

re: #418 Blind Frog Belly White

WRT someone playing Cohen in the movie, my take is if you’re thinking ‘mob boss’, you’re thinking too high up the chain. Cohen is muscle, an enforcer - big, thuggish, dumb. he thinks he’s Tom Hagen to Trump’s Vito Corleone, but really he’s Henry Hill to Trump’s Paulie Cicero.

Andy Garcia or Robert Downey Jr are both too sharp. You need a lummox for this role.

Hmmmm, I wonder if Ray Liotta himself would fit the bill for that or he is too old.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:14:59pm

re: #396 petesh

Better yet, Greenwald used the “fact” that Cohen never went to Prague in an attempt to discredit Steele. I look forward to his apology.

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The Major  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:16:02pm

re: #354 jaunte

“Schengenfreude”

Doubtful that Cohen is a dual-national….

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freetoken  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:16:14pm

re: #350 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Have you considered working on a wet floor?

As in, a millimeter or so of water?

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:16:24pm

re: #424 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

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I wish I had seen that because I have my passport book that shows my landing in Berlin in May 2008 and then not another stamp until I returned home. I took a bus from Berlin to Prague. I didn’t need my passport stamped. Glenn as usual is playing on the ignorance of people.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:16:35pm

re: #415 HappyWarrior

Yeah he’s 6’8. I did like him in Fargo though. You know who might be good for Mueller though, Robert Redford. I see Mueller as an older WASP actor type. Dignified, definitely part of the so called establishment but someone who is a service first type of individual. If he were still alive and closer age, I could see Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, or Henry Fonda being perfect.

Sam Waterston as Mueller.

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freetoken  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:17:12pm

The other option would be work at the bottom of a bowl, with a very smooth flooring, so anything you drop will roll down to the lowest point.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:17:26pm

re: #360 The Major

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My…well, in a common-law state she’d be my sister-in-law…had her lenses literally replaced. In a one-hour office visit (per eye). I never thought they could do that! I’m sure everything will go well, but positive vibes, anyway!

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:18:11pm

re: #415 HappyWarrior

Yeah he’s 6’8. I did like him in Fargo though. You know who might be good for Mueller though, Robert Redford. I see Mueller as an older WASP actor type. Dignified, definitely part of the so called establishment but someone who is a service first type of individual. If he were still alive and closer age, I could see Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, or Henry Fonda being perfect.

I could totally see Redford. Theo James as Papadopoulos. Anne Hathaway as Kellyanne.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:18:14pm

re: #417 HappyWarrior

Comey- Bush former Asst AG.

Mueller: Registered Republican who served under three GOP Presidents.

Rosenstein: Trump’s appointed Asst AG.

Wray: Trump’s pick for the fired Comey.

But yeah it’s a Democratic witch hunt eh Fox News.

this is another extra bourbon night but dont you see?

the first four lines - while true, are meaningless

the last is the only one that gets picked up and run with: “it’s a democratic witch hunt”

it’s perversely brilliant

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:18:15pm

re: #428 Blind Frog Belly White

Sam Waterston as Mueller.

Oh man, that’s perfect. A more straight laced and WASPy, Jack McCoy!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:19:25pm

re: #431 MsJ

I could totally see Redford. Theo James as Papadopoulos. Anne Hathaway as Kellyanne.

No. NO. Do not ruin one of the most beautiful actresses of my generation (Anne Hathaway) with that vile witch.

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The Major  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:19:27pm

re: #403 HappyWarrior

I don’t think our Ohio lizards deserve Greenwald.

Nobody deserves Greenwald….

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:20:15pm

re: #431 MsJ

I could totally see Redford. Theo James as Papadopoulos. Anne Hathaway as Kellyanne.

I think Anne’s a little too young for KAC. James as Papa D though. Not a bad idea. Who we have for Stephen Miller? How about this guy?
imdb.com

He’s kind of got Miller’s dead eyes and is kind of a creep looking. Don’t know how good his serious acting chops are though.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:20:22pm

re: #420 PhillyPretzel

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petesh  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:20:27pm

re: #414 fern01

Like Mueller, Comey’s a Republican. Unlike most of those calling themselves Republican these days; they’re more like monarchists, if tRump is the monarch.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:20:46pm

re: #431 MsJ

Yes on Theo James and I like Anne but she would have to go through a lot of makeup to look like kellyanne.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:21:05pm

re: #435 The Major

Nobody deserves Greenwald….

Imagine how HE must feel. Greenwald’s the one guy who can’t get away from Greenwald. Probably explains his dyspepsia.

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The Major  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:22:02pm

re: #424 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:22:11pm

re: #436 HappyWarrior

I think Anne’s a little too young for KAC. James as Papa D though. Not a bad idea. Who we have for Stephen Miller? How about this guy?
imdb.com

He’s kind of got Miller’s dead eyes and is kind of a creep looking. Don’t know how good his serious acting chops are though.

He doesn’t have the “I’m the biggest asshole on the planet, bow before the stick up my ass” look.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:22:17pm

re: #438 petesh

Like Mueller, he’s a Republican. Unlike most of those calling themselves Republican these days; they’re more like monarchists, if tRump is the monarch.

Y’all have heard me say this before but Mueller is the patriot Republicans think they are. Trump is who most of them actually are. Mueller even though he’s my Uncle’s age actually reminds me of the men of my grandfather’s generation. They had their strong beliefs but at the end of the day, they saw themselves as Americans. Not that Boomers, Gen Xers, Millenials, or the other generations aren’t like that but Mueller just strikes me as a throwback in the best sense of that word.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:22:39pm

re: #84 Skip Intro

Ah, that’s right, Limbaugh’s old unit.

Glad I have an empty stomach right now.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:22:42pm

re: #422 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m more of a mind not to fuck with the IRS. They brought down Capone, they’re bringing down Cohen, they might be the downfall of Donald J. Trump. Needless to say, I am relying on those guarantees from the self-prep tax programs from now on.

don’t cheat the irs (who are really just the collection arm)
having said that, fight them tooth and nail with all the power you can muster
as is your right

they are just people. they don’t know everything. and they mess up a lot (as people do).

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petesh  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:22:50pm

re: #424 b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)

Greenwald made a bigger deal of the Prague “issue” elsewhere …

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:22:55pm

re: #442 MsJ

He doesn’t have the “I’m the biggest asshole on the planet, bow before the stick up my ass” look.

That look is so hard to find in Hollywood lol.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:23:29pm

re: #446 petesh

Greenwald made a bigger deal of the Prague “issue” elsewhere …

I hope a lot of people especially Europeans called him on that.

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:23:54pm

re: #439 PhillyPretzel

Yes on Theo James and I like Anne but she would have to go through a lot of makeup to look like kellyanne.

Think Fantine from Les Miz.

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calochortus  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:24:26pm

re: #350 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’m going to give up model building and sell my collection. I just cannot find the kind of super-special flooring this hobby apparently requires. Anything you drop on a carpeted floor will vanish forever. Modelers call this phenomenon “the carpet monster.” Today I dropped an irreplaceable clear part on the carpet, saw within a few inches where it landed, and still could not find it. I went over every square centimeter with a flashlight and my fingers, nothing. This is not the first time either. A hard rubber or plastic mat is no better, since it will bounce the parts into the next dimension. Concrete is the worst. Besides providing the highest and farthest bounces, it is a chameleon material that will make literally anything that falls on it invisible. Any surface I could get would also have to be surrounded by a small fence and covered with a fine mesh net to catch bounces. If I cover the floor with flypaper type sticky material how do I get in and out of the work area? How is it physically possible for an object weighing a fraction of a gram to bounce completely out of the house, if not the county, after falling a couple of feet onto a soft surface?

Could you lay a large sheet over the carpet in the area you work in? The pile of the carpet should be a soft enough underlayer to keep the falling parts from bouncing too far, and if you don’t see the item on the sheet, you can pick up the corners and the piece should end up in the middle.

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Varek Raith  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:25:24pm

Haha, Greenwald.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:25:58pm

re: #428 Blind Frog Belly White

Sam Waterston as Mueller.

too convoluted
from law and order, he’s an ex- lawyer/d.a.

from grace and frankie he’s a gay, retired lawyer married to his gay, retired lawyer partner (who in another life was the best president ever)

we still see a manhattan DA married to a retired president ;-)

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:26:07pm

re: #447 HappyWarrior

That look is so hard to find in Hollywood lol.

Dennis Miller has that look. Plus, he’s an asshole.

Doubt he can act, though. Here’s not really good at much.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:26:17pm

re: #435 The Major

Nobody deserves Greenwald….

NONE OF YOU IGNORANT, HYPOCRITICAL LOSERS DESERVES ME! IF YOU REPENT FOR YOUR SO-CALLED PROGRESSIVE TRANSGRESSIONS, REPENT FOR THE SINS OF EVERY NON-REPUBLICAN THEN I MIGHT SPIT ON YOU AS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR YOU STARTING TO SEE THE LIGHT

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:26:23pm

Esquire has James Cromwell for Mueller. I can also see that.

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:26:56pm

re: #453 MsJ

Dennis Miller has that look. Plus, he’s an asshole.

Doubt he can act, though. Here’s not really good at much.

That may be good for the role though; he just has to be.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:27:12pm

re: #453 MsJ

Dennis Miller has that look. Plus, he’s an asshole.

Doubt he can act, though. Here’s not really good at much.

Oh God yeah, even when Miller was a lefty, I thought he had that smug asshole look. I get the same vibes about Bill Maher.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:27:47pm

re: #456 jaunte

That may be good for the role though; he just has to be.

Dennis Miller is old enough to be Stephen Miller’s father. Though Stephen Miller is old looking for his age.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:28:54pm

I don’t know why I never thought of this but I’m seeing it now on another site but J.K. Simmons for Kelly. Simmons can play this kind of asshole really well.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:30:50pm

re: #419 Blind Frog Belly White

Brad Garret. I could see that.

I think Brad Garrett has too much…”presence”, maybe is the word…to play a little weasel like that. Aside from being two feet taller.

Adam Arkin, maybe?

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:31:32pm

re: #459 HappyWarrior

I don’t know why I never thought of this but I’m seeing it now on another site but J.K. Simmons for Kelly. Simmons can play this kind of asshole really well.

I could totally see that.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:32:52pm

re: #461 MsJ

I could totally see that.

I wish I came up with that. It’s almost perfect.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:35:38pm

from the NYT

President Trump’s advisers have concluded that a wide-ranging corruption investigation into his personal lawyer poses a greater and more imminent threat to the president than even the special counsel’s investigation, according to several people close to Mr. Trump.

a shame they cant just paper over/ bury / buy off / control everything

reality is a slop in the face

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:36:02pm

Timothy Oliphant as Miller. I could see that. He does a good asshole.

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:36:29pm

re: #381 HappyWarrior

Who plays Cohen in the movie?

Let John Turturro loose on it and let the Coens write and direct.

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calochortus  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:36:43pm

Off to start dinner.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:36:54pm

Coming soon to FOX News
Setting: Citi Field, Flushing NY

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:37:13pm

LOL, pride goes before a fall.

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jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:37:46pm
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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:37:50pm

re: #465 Feline Fearless Leader

Let John Turturro loose on it and let the Coens write and direct.

I might be able to cope with this as a dark comedy. As real life, is just too depressing.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:38:01pm

re: #468 goddamnedfrank

That’s also what you get for a shitty tattoo on the back of your neck.

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:39:17pm

re: #469 jaunte

Let the firing begin.

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dangerman  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:39:25pm

thank you all for the good wishes

i think i’ve been bourboning just a tad much because of some slightly repressed concern for mrs dm

though i know it’ll all work out swimmingly

meanwhile i’ve got a 3 mile pace run (three miles! - hah - its’ nothing) tomorrow in anticipation for about a week from now when mrs dm and i rendezvous with klys in orlando for the dark side half marathon

so an episode of victoria and them i’m toast

don’t burn the place down

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freetoken  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:39:30pm

re: #469 jaunte

I keep claiming: the apocalypse will be livestreamed.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:39:58pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:40:09pm

re: #469 jaunte

This is it, folks!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:41:08pm
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Ace Rothstein  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:41:32pm

re: #477 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Fake news.
/

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Feline Fearless Leader  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:41:54pm

re: #470 MsJ

I might be able to cope with this as a dark comedy. As real life, is just too depressing.

It has to be a dark comedy to make it tolerable. Compare “Fail Safe” to “Doctor Strangelove”. Both good movies based on roughly the same material, but the latter was done as a dark comedy and is the better remembered movie.

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:41:55pm

re: #477 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Trump to provide statement on Syria in 30 minutes

Rosenstein firing announced in 40 minutes.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:42:24pm

re: #469 jaunte

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wth?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:42:29pm

re: #480 MsJ

Rosenstein firing announced in 40 minutes.

The bombing will begin in 15 minutes.

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petesh  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:42:55pm

Per NYT: “The raids on Mr. Cohen surprised and angered the president”

Per me: He’s in deep doo-doo, as 41 used to say. It may well not be the obstruction, or even the campaign finance issues, but … ta-da! … the IRS that brings him down. Or possibly some other financial regulatory agency.

484
Interesting Times  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:43:28pm

re: #477 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Well, the dog won’t wag itself, after all… e_e

On that note, what do you all think of this?

When I consider the hideous clusterfuck that was Iraq, and the fact the US hasn’t won a major war since WWII…it’s hard to say Sachs is wrong :/

485
blueraven  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:43:36pm

Gotta change this news cycle…STAT.

DJT

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plansbandc  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:43:46pm

re: #413 dangerman

D7iwB25Iz7/kpBUtPw4/bM58jUiRE6gqCWGqhyvWShaKU5qLkdjtAIcSB4wCwXt9

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freetoken  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:43:46pm

re: #480 MsJ

Rosenstein firing announced in 40 minutes.

re: #482 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The bombing will begin in 15 minutes.

Ok, so which is it????

488
freetoken  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:44:02pm

Both, maybe?

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Amory Blaine  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:44:29pm
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freetoken  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:44:31pm

Heck of a way to cover up the firing of Rosenstein: start a nuclear war in the Middle East.

491
jaunte  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:45:00pm

Current Local Time in Damascus, Syria (Dimashq)

timeanddate.com

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Stanley Sea  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:45:09pm

re: #369 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Greetings, lizards one and all.

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This is me hanging my head in shame for disappearing after the ‘16 election. I was just too emotionally fragile to follow politics after that disaster.

Well, I still am, but I wanted to watch the wheels fall off tRump’s little red wagon, and this is the best place to do it.

I don’t really expect his downfall to salvage civilization as we have known it, but Schadenfreude is good for the soul.

I hope everybody has been keeping well—as well as can be expected, anyway….

Very glad to see you!

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MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:45:50pm

re: #487 freetoken

Ok, so which is it????

Both, also, too.

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b.d. (Untruthful Slime Ball)  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:46:41pm

re: #482 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The bombing will begin in 15 minutes.

[trump] AFTER GIVING RUSSIA AND SYRIA AMPLE TIME TO GET THINGS OUT OF THE WAY WE ARE ATTACKING PRE-APPROVED TARGETS. NOT SINCE THE KAISER HAS ANYONE MOVED SO QUICKLY AND DECISIVELY [/trump]

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fern01  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:47:31pm

re: #216 Blind Frog Belly White

From your link

Cohen - through his wholly owned entity … entered into a “Strategic Alliance Agreement” with the law firm - Cohen would receive a $500,000 annual strategic alliance fee from the firm …

Cohen would be given an office
Cohen would maintain his own computer server system
the firm did not have a key to Cohen’s office
Cohen did not have an email address with the firm
Coehen did not have access to the firm’s shared drives or document systems, nor the firm’s client files

For the duration of the agreement Cohen introduced 5 clients to the firm - he did not maintain timesheets, he did not bill any clients through the firm

So who was this law firm (not disclosed) and what did Cohen do for his $500,000 annual fee?

496
petesh  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:48:16pm

re: #484 Interesting Times

Well, the dog won’t wag itself, after all… e_e

On that note, what do you all think of this?

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When I consider the hideous clusterfuck that was Iraq, and the fact the US hasn’t won a major war since WWII…it’s hard to say Sachs is wrong :/

The only issue I have with Sachs’ analysis is that it goes back more than 7 years. At a minimum, to the Gulf War (1990–1), if not to 1952, or earlier (at which point the British claim the credit blame).

497
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:48:50pm

re: #493 MsJ

Both, also, too.

All of them, Katie.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:49:00pm
499
MsJ  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:51:49pm
500
Stanley Sea  Apr 13, 2018 • 5:52:25pm

re: #413 dangerman

IdGAc1FTkw+vukZZ8Su3iwM4OmLBjmz1YPLd5Q+7PFBc1hl5WdKLSXBcnflCxoVD669+9WFCqg20wrqUXesT4A==

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fern01  Apr 13, 2018 • 6:05:17pm

When trump reads from a teleprompter he looks like he is reading from a teleprompter and has no idea what he is saying

I am feared for the world - this guy knows not what he does.

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Anisaerah  Apr 13, 2018 • 7:53:22pm

re: #381 HappyWarrior

Barry Zuckerkorn.

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SpikeDad  Apr 14, 2018 • 1:21:31pm

re: #32 lawhawk

I’ve been saying since the Penn State-Sandusky-Paterno mess that any program that enables abuse and abusers the way Penn State did should get the death penalty for their athletic department.

No probation. No questions. It’d dead and gone. You lose your program for all time because you enabled sexual assaults, abuse, harassment.

It should have happened that way at Penn State.
That would be justice.

You obviously don’t have good information then about Penn State to compare that to Michigan State issue. Sorry.

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SpikeDad  Apr 14, 2018 • 1:27:35pm

re: #361 Ace-o-aces

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Naw. It’s probably something every high powered representing Republican power broker lawyer does every day - paying off their mistresses. Paying for abortions. Paying for drying out at Betty Ford. Probably more time than fixing their parking tickets.


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