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S'latch  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:01:11pm

She was right about Ivanka, though.

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:02:08pm

Worth pulling over to the new post.

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:03:22pm

Mad libs.

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Kragar  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:05:22pm
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Jay C  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:05:22pm

“Coolered” again! From last thread:

re: #488 jaunte

politico.com

Much as I’d love to see The Littlest Rebel get the boot from Justice (I picture Sessions glooming on the curb outside DoJ with the Stars and Bars drooping forlornly from a cardboard box of his office junk), Trump would have be to even more nuts than his worst caricature to think that he could get Jeanine Pirro nominated in his stead. Not that he wouldn’t try, of course (especially if strongly advised against it) - but (just IMO), it would probably end up like most things in Pirro’s career: Epic Fail.

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Teukka  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:06:37pm

re: #3 JordanRules

Mad libs.

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When will he be huffing aromatic solvent waste?

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:06:46pm

Dumbass

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lawhawk  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:07:20pm

re: #3 JordanRules

By this coming Monday, we’ll be asked to rub the lotion on our skin or else we gets the hose again.

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lawhawk  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:08:45pm

re: #7 JordanRules

What qualifies as going well?

Going well?

Trump will go ahead and get a photo op and think it’s great for another summit meeting.

North Korea keeps their nukes, their concentration camps, repressive policies, and dictatorial control over every aspect of North Korean life, but yeah, Trump will let a McDonald’s franchise open up.

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Kragar  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:09:55pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:10:46pm

JFC!

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Kragar  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:15:29pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

JFC!

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He’s going to give NK California as a gesture of good will

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lawhawk  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:15:53pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

I see and raise:

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lawhawk  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:16:39pm

re: #12 Kragar

He’s going to give NK California as a gesture of good will

Hawaii.

That way they can retcon that Obama wasn’t an American citizen (sneaky bastard method).

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Belafon  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:17:16pm

re: #14 lawhawk

Hawaii.

That way they can retcon that Obama wasn’t an American citizen (sneaky bastard method).

Hey, no fair stealing my joke!! //////

Actually, steal away.

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lawhawk  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:20:07pm

re: #13 lawhawk

And before you get to raise, I’ll double down:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:21:40pm

I’m really dreading Friday afternoon’s Toilet Flush…

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:23:58pm

re: #10 Kragar

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OK yes Your Honor I knew and celebrated the fact that 4Chan was a bullshit factory but you should also believe that I was totally duped this one time and it’s not my fault. The Court is going to come back and tell dude that being a credulous dumbfuck is not a defense in a defamation per se action.

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lawhawk  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:27:58pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:30:23pm
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TedStriker  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:30:36pm

re: #10 Kragar

Just in: InfoWars writer @KitDaniels1776, who incorrectly misidentified the Parkland, FL shooter and is now being sued, has filed a declaration claiming he is not at fault because he got the images from 4Chan and a Twitter account called “Laguna Beach Antifa.” pic.twitter.com

— Sebastian Murdock (@SebastianMurdoc) June 7, 2018

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Kragar  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:33:40pm
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lawhawk  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:34:09pm
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Kragar  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:37:03pm
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lawhawk  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:38:17pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:38:30pm
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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:46:22pm
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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 12:49:15pm
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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:01:32pm
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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:04:47pm
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Stanley Sea  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:06:34pm

re: #30 JordanRules

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Petco Park - go San Diego!

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darthstar  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:13:33pm
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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:14:39pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:18:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:20:31pm
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CongoJack  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:22:07pm

re: #33 JordanRules

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F that. Snakes… why did it have to be snakes.

My snake story:

Last summer my wife was in the front yard planting flowers (while pregnant) and heard our new puppy yip in pain. She goes the back yard (where the dog was) and the dog was going nuts. My wife casually looked down and saw a 10-12 foot snake (keep in mind in Colorado that is a huge snake) and then the snake started to rattle. She called me frantically and I ran home while she ran the dog to the vet. Before she left she saw one of our neighbors was outside and asked for him to look at the snake. The guy (who is an oil field worker) said he has seen a lot of snakes but this was by far the biggest - his conclusion was that it was the largest female bull snake he’d ever seen and we let it slink away (knowing it would kill other snakes and hopefully the damn rabbits).

In short the dog was fine - but is now afraid of water hoses as she thinks they are snakes. The snake has not been seen since. The bunnies are gone for now.

I live in a residential area. Never thought I’d have that size of a critter in my yard.

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TedStriker  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:27:36pm

re: #33 JordanRules

#Texas man decapitated a Western diamondback #rattlesnake after hearing his wife scream while gardening. Ten minutes later - when he picked up the snake’s head - it bit him. The 40 year old man had to be given 26 doses of #antivenom after slipping into coma. pic.twitter.com

— Richard Dagenais (@Dagenator) June 7, 2018

After that course of treatment, if they don’t have insurance or have a shitty plan, he’s going to wish he had died, because, here in the Good Ol’ USA, that antivenom will bankrupt him and his wife.

From the Wiki on CroFab:

Leslie Boyer, Director of the VIPER Institute, who was on the team that developed CroFab, said they were “crestfallen” to discover that the wholesale price of Anascorp, their latest antivenom, was too high to be cost effective, even in the treatment of critically ill children. The industry website Fierce Pharma called the product a “drug launch disaster” and “one of the most bizarre marketing tales in the industry.” Boyer said that CroFab, a US drug whose sister product retailed in Mexico at $100, was resulting in bills to Arizona patients of between $7,900 and $39,652 per vial. One person rejected treatment and died because he couldn’t afford to pay for it. Boyer collected data on the cost of production and marketing, and found that the largest true cost to payers, $4100/vial, was that of the legal, regulatory and hospital activities involved in selling the drug. Clinical trials contributed $300/vial, and 25% of that had been paid for by government grants. Other costs were the same as in Mexico.[2][3]

No one should fucking have to choose to die instead of getting lifesaving treatment that would put them in the poor house for the rest of their lives, but it happens all the fucking time in our goddamn Shining City on the Hill.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:27:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:28:12pm

wonkette.com

An Arizona appellate court, using a very narrow discrimination ruling from the GW Bush era, declares a pair of calligraphers who run a wedding service in Phoenix are in violation of anti-discrimination law (because Teh Geyh).

With the usual Wonkette snark and NSFW comments.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:29:14pm

re: #38 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m sorry but what?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:30:12pm

re: #37 TedStriker

After that course of treatment, he’s going to wish he had died, because, here in the Good Ol’ USA, that antivenom will bankrupt him and his wife.

From the Wiki on CroFab:

No one should fucking have to choose to die instead of getting lifesaving treatment that would put them in the poor house for the rest of their lives, but it happens all the fucking time in our goddamn Shining City on the Hill.

In America, we don’t. That person had some kind of mental disorder that made them think debt is the end of your life, when really bankruptcy is an option, and it cost them their life.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:31:24pm

re: #24 Kragar

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Trump supporters in general aren’t decieved. They are just evil. They choose their ignorance out of vindictiveness and fear.

They will be, in hindsight, regarded as evil in the same way various authoritarians and their enablers have been defined by history books. Future history books will record that Trump supporters were part of a cult. This cult is defined by their rejection of facts, science, history and general evidence not aligned with their pre-determined ideology along with the worship of a deeply-flawed cultural tribalism known as “whiteness.”

White dominionist Christianity has evolved over the last 50 years or so into a full blown self-apartheid cult that has effectively cut off around 2% of the world’s population apart from the other 98%. And the gap is only widening.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:34:32pm
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lawhawk  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:35:39pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:35:57pm

re: #33 JordanRules

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Wasn’t expecting the zombie apocalypse to start with snakes.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:38:06pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:38:11pm

re: #33 JordanRules

It was more than the head if it could turn to bite someone. Snakes don’t bleed out like we do. They can survive some terrible injuries, so I’m not surprised that the front of a snake could live for a while after it’s cut in half.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:43:08pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:46:26pm
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Sea Mexican!  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:50:12pm

re: #49 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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That chill … is winter coming?

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:50:32pm

re: #45 Big Beautiful Door

Wasn’t expecting the zombie apocalypse to start with snakes.

Snakes caught it from the possums.

…what?

You thought they were playing dead all those times?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:57:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 1:58:49pm
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CongoJack  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:00:14pm

re: #50 Sea Mexican!

That chill … is winter coming?

Just started to read Game of Thrones.

Never seen the show so I’m a newbie to the series.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:01:19pm
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Bubblehead II  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:01:27pm
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Belafon  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:02:46pm

re: #56 Bubblehead II

I’m glad TBS learned they can’t complete give in.

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Dr. Matt  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:05:30pm

FYI. AT&T is raising it’s rates for unlimited data plans. It has begun…..the Left warned you trumptard idiots…..

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:06:36pm

South Carolina manager pleads guilty to beating black worker, not paying him for years (KDVR television)

The NAACP in Conway raised hell after the prosecutor originally charged the manager with assault.

CONWAY, S.C. — For years, John Christopher Smith suffered in silence as his manager at a South Carolina restaurant physically abused him and forced him to work more than 100 hours a week without pay, federal officials say.

Bobby Paul Edwards, 53, used violence, threats and intimidation on the African-American employee who worked at the eatery in Conway, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

It said Edwards hurled racial epithets at him, beat him with a belt, and hit him with pots and pans.

This week, Edwards pleaded guilty to one count of forced labor in the incidents, which allegedly happened when he managed the restaurant between 2009 and 2014.

Authorities said Smith had intellectual disabilities, and was afraid of losing his job.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:06:50pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:07:33pm

Trump is really fucking this country good.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:07:58pm

re: #58 Dr. Matt

I thought my bill looked higher. Fuckers

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Bubblehead II  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:11:43pm

Yep. Calling Ivanka a Feckless c*** was uncalled for. But comparing her remarks to Rosanne’s blatantly racist (re)tweets is totally ridicules. TBS at least knows this as the video at the top shows.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:11:59pm
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Bubblehead II  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:14:57pm

re: #61 Charles Johnson

Trump is really fucking this country good.

Yep. And when Idaho farmers/meat producers can’t sell their products over seas, well they might, just might, regret voting for this clown.

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dangerman  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:16:22pm

re: #61 Charles Johnson

Trump is really fucking this country good.

next we sign an nda and get a secret settlement payment

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:17:23pm

re: #65 Bubblehead II

Yep. And when Idaho farmers/meat producers can’t sell their products over seas, well they might, just might, regret voting for this clown.

No, they won’t. It’ll be Obama’s fault, or the Deep State, or some fucking lame shit like that. They will never, ever blame Trump for anything. When the history books of the next generation write that he was literally the worst President to ever be elected to the office, there will still be howler monkeys who claim that he was the bestest President and all those mean things are just a smear job by Deep State Obama-ists to make their beloved Cheetolini look bad.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:18:28pm

I mean, hell, when gas prices spiked up at Memorial Day (as they always do), you didn’t hear anybody blame Trump for it. If that had happened under President Obama? Oh, dear God, the President is ending the world! He needs to say something and make those ebil oil companies charge less for gas!

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dangerman  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:21:30pm

re: #67 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

No, they won’t. It’ll be Obama’s fault, or the Deep State, or some fucking lame shit like that. They will never, ever blame Trump for anything. When the history books of the next generation write that he was literally the worst President to ever be elected to the office, there will still be howler monkeys who claim that he was the bestest EXTRAMOSTBESTEST President and all those mean things are just a smear job by Deep State Obama-ists to make their beloved Cheetolini look bad.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:22:45pm

re: #68 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I mean, hell, when gas prices spiked up at Memorial Day (as they always do), you didn’t hear anybody blame Trump for it. If that had happened under President Obama? Oh, dear God, the President is ending the world! He needs to say something and make those ebil oil companies charge less for gas!

I noticed the spike here. It hasn’t un-spiked.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:23:12pm

re: #63 Bubblehead II

Yep. Calling Ivanka a Feckless c*** was uncalled for.

There was a time when I would have agreed with this, but I’m starting to think we’re going to need to get a lot less polite with this bunch of crooks — and Ivanka and her rotten husband are very much a part of the Trump crime family. I don’t think she deserves to be put on a pedestal at all.

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EPR-radar  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:23:57pm

re: #42 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Trump supporters in general aren’t decieved. They are just evil. They choose their ignorance out of vindictiveness and fear.

They will be, in hindsight, regarded as evil in the same way various authoritarians and their enablers have been defined by history books. Future history books will record that Trump supporters were part of a cult. This cult is defined by their rejection of facts, science, history and general evidence not aligned with their pre-determined ideology along with the worship of a deeply-flawed cultural tribalism known as “whiteness.”

White dominionist Christianity has evolved over the last 50 years or so into a full blown self-apartheid cult that has effectively cut off around 2% of the world’s population apart from the other 98%. And the gap is only widening.

Trumpism and the US hard right must fail, since the movement is too intrinsically pathological to survive except via political parasitism on ‘moderate’ Republicans and media both-siderists.

So the only open question is how much damage they do before they are gone.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:27:26pm

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹

wonkette.com

An Arizona appellate court, using a very narrow discrimination ruling from the GW Bush era, declares a pair of calligraphers who run a wedding service in Phoenix are in violation of anti-discrimination law (because Teh Geyh).

With the usual Wonkette snark and NSFW comments.

You do not have to believe that they are married in the eyes of the Lord, just in the eyes of the Law.

That is how a democracy works.

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EPR-radar  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:27:29pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

There was a time when I would have agreed with this, but I’m starting to think we’re going to need to get a lot less polite with this bunch of crooks — and Ivanka and her rotten husband are very much a part of the Trump crime family. I don’t think she deserves to be put on a pedestal at all.

Ivanka is what she is, which is a lot worse that what Samantha Bee called her. So my only objection to ‘feckless c***’ is that it politically did more harm than good.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:27:29pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:27:41pm

re: #49 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:28:05pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

Politeness is another one of the things where we have to call out that it’s being demanded in bad faith…and that the scale of that bad faith is enormous.

Decades of ugly shit that they refuse to own. All the insults that have been repeated so much they’re folklore. The ongoing use of the conspiracy-theory format to recycle antisemitic memes and dirty people up by associating them with child trafficking.

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Ace Rothstein  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:29:48pm

re: #68 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Gas prices went DOWN for YEARS while Obama was president, and they blamed him for gas prices going up.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:30:59pm

re: #77 The Ghost of a Flea

Politeness is another one of the things where we have to call out that it’s being demanded in bad faith…and that the scale of that bad faith is enormous.

Decades of ugly shit that they refuse to own. All the insults that have been repeated so much they’re folklore. The ongoing use of the conspiracy-theory format to recycle antisemitic memes and dirty people up by associating them with child trafficking.

Precisely.

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Renaissance_Man  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:31:04pm

re: #65 Bubblehead II

Yep. And when Idaho farmers/meat producers can’t sell their products over seas, well they might, just might, regret voting for this clown.

This will never happen. They’ll watch FOX and be told who to be angry at.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:32:17pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

There was a time when I would have agreed with this, but I’m starting to think we’re going to need to get a lot less polite with this bunch of crooks — and Ivanka and her rotten husband are very much a part of the Trump crime family. I don’t think she deserves to be put on a pedestal at all.

Fuck their feelings

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:37:24pm

The hapless fundamentalism of America…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:38:59pm

re: #82 freetoken

You do realize that “biblical guidelines” is just a made-up thing, don’t you?

“Biblical guidelines” as in Christian Sharia?

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Bubblehead II  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:40:11pm

re: #67 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

No, they won’t. It’ll be Obama’s fault, or the Deep State, or some fucking lame shit like that. They will never, ever blame Trump for anything. When the history books of the next generation write that he was literally the worst President to ever be elected to the office, there will still be howler monkeys who claim that he was the bestest President and all those mean things are just a smear job by Deep State Obama-ists to make their beloved Cheetolini look bad.

Actually, I think not. I am already seeing here at the local level some concern about tRumps tariffs and potential reprisals.

Idaho’s Governor, “Butch” Otter has worked hard to build strong trade relations with China for Idaho produce/meats. tRump is putting those agreements in jeopardy.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:40:43pm
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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:43:28pm
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dangerman  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:46:45pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

Here we go, with a reckless, ignorant manbaby in charge of the US economy.

every time you say this remember there is a complicit congress that is letting him get away with everything. including things that are explicity their job (ie regulating commerce with foreign nations/tariffs)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:48:17pm

re: #87 dangerman

every time you say this remember there is a complicit congress that is letting him get away with everything. including things that are explicity their job (ie regulating commerce with foreign nations/tariffs)

they handed that over to him so they could concentrate on their core task of raiding the US economy and handing it over to robber barons

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:48:30pm

re: #84 Bubblehead II

Actually, I think not. I am already seeing here at the local level some concern about tRumps tariffs and potential reprisals.

Idaho’s Governor, “Butch” Otter has worked hard to build strong trade relations with China for Idaho produce/meats. tRump is putting those agreements in jeopardy.

I’m seeing the same concern from local farmers and ranchers here in Nebraska, and Gov. Ricketts recently hosted a trade delegation.

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:50:36pm

re: #86 jaunte

It is very sad, and makes me angry.

Whenever we get through all of this, I would not oppose putting the whole Trump gang up for a trial in regards to violating basic human rights and gross negligence wrt American law.

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Bubblehead II  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:50:50pm

re: #71 Charles Johnson

There was a time when I would have agreed with this, but I’m starting to think we’re going to need to get a lot less polite with this bunch of crooks — and Ivanka and her rotten husband are very much a part of the Trump crime family. I don’t think she deserves to be put on a pedestal at all.

Um, what? Never called for her to be put on a pedestal. Called out, yes. Calling her a C***, no. I will go as far as calling her a fucking bitch though.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:51:54pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:52:23pm

re: #91 Bubblehead II

Um, what? Never called for her to be put on a pedestal. Called out, yes. Calling her a C***, no. I will go as far as calling her a fucking bitch though.

That’s just another gendered insult.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:52:25pm

re: #86 jaunte

It’s probably illegal as fuck, but these people don’t care and there is absolutely no one to stop them.

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:57:18pm

JBS comes to the aid of Patterson et. al.:

From a comment at that New American article:

patrriot Linda JJ • a day ago
We joined a Methodist Church in Las Vegas Near Palo Verde High School and quit going because the Preacher specifically promoted the gay, lesbian, transgender agenda and celebrated Black History Month the entire month of February with speakers that blasted the White audience for their treatment of blacks before and after the Civil War. Knew we were in the wrong place with the WRONG AGENDA. Haven’t found a new church. It’s been four years. We listen to Dr. Stanley out of Atlanta! Much Better!

Imagine that, celebrating the Black History Month for the entire month.

Oh, the torture that “patrriot” endured.

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meteor  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:58:02pm

What Macron said: “Maybe it’s equal to the US President to be isolated but we are also equal to being 6 if needed.”

OH SNAP!

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The Major  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:58:54pm

re: #85 Charles Johnson

A war, eve a Trade War, is still a war. The only purpose in a war is to bring peace-and right now, the US is acting like Nazi Germany - and we saw what happened to them in the end…

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meteor  Jun 7, 2018 • 2:59:15pm
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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:00:11pm

“…The Joe Corley Detention Facility is a sprawling complex surrounded by shiny concertina wire located in Conroe, Texas — about an hour north of Houston.

ICE spends more than $2 billion a year on immigrant detention through private jails like this one.

The Corley facility is owned by GEO Group, the nation’s largest private prison company.

ICE and the U.S. Marshals Service pay GEO $32 million a year to house, feed and provide medical care for a thousand detainees. “
npr.org

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BeachDem  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:00:49pm

re: #63 Bubblehead II

Yep. Calling Ivanka a Feckless c*** was uncalled for. But comparing her remarks to Rosanne’s blatantly racist (re)tweets is totally ridicules. TBS at least knows this as the video at the top shows.

Also, she wasn’t calling out Ivanka as “first daughter,” (the way the CNN blurb describes it) but as a White House official. Even the Huckabee noisemaker acknowledged that—“…executives at Time Warner and TBS must demonstrate that such explicit profanity about female members of this administration will not be condoned on its network.”

I think that makes a difference.

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dangerman  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:01:12pm

re: #97 The Major

A war, eve a Trade War, is still a war. The only purpose in a war is to bring peace-and right now, the US is acting like Nazi Germany - and we saw what happened to them in the end…

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:02:05pm

In a saner time the following would have found more mind-space in American news-desks:

Organic matter preserved in 3-billion-year-old mudstones at Gale crater, Mars

It’s not proof that there was life on Mars, but that there were complex organic compounds, which may have been made by life.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:02:30pm

AP couldn’t find the characters to include “racial slurs” in their tweet

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:02:44pm

Fascist conflation of all immigrants with violent criminals.

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meteor  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:02:51pm

re: #102 freetoken

Or: there was once life on Mars, but everybody died.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:03:19pm

Steam is at it again, this time with an “AIDS Simulator” which is a first-person shooter game.

store.steampowered.com

Let the flagging of hate speech commence… .

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Bubblehead II  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:03:37pm

re: #89 Anymouse 🌹

I’m seeing the same concern from local farmers and ranchers here in Nebraska, and Gov. Ricketts recently hosted a trade delegation.

Yep. He’s ripping apart deals made at the State level and China and other Countries are going to respond accordingly. Red State farmers are going to be sad when that 550 tons of wheat, soy beans, etc (just a number I pulled out of my ass) sits in a silo and is then sold as animal feed for pennies on the dollar,

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ObserverArt  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:06:05pm

re: #93 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

That’s just another gendered insult.

Yes. But I have a feeling women don’t treat it to the same degree as the “C” word.

Maybe the LGF women could give their opinion on it.

I seem to remember hearing that flung around a lot.

But it is best in my opinion for anyone in the media to stay away from the known problem words and go after someone with normal words that are arranged to really sting. You have to be creative and it takes some thought.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:06:16pm

moron has no freaking clue about any of this

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:06:54pm
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fern01  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:07:18pm

re: #63 Bubblehead II

Yep. Calling Ivanka a Feckless c*** was uncalled for. But comparing her remarks to Rosanne’s blatantly racist (re)tweets is totally ridicules. TBS at least knows this as the video at the top shows.

Given that Ivanka posted her loving mother picture while her father was intent on separating children from their mothers - calling her names was the polite option.

But Samantha had it 100% correct, the media was more concerned with Ivanka’s feelings and a woman swearing than with the children who are being held in US concentration camps

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SteveMcGriftFlynnComey... ...corruptemoligate RN  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:08:56pm

re: #111 fern01

That’s the main reason I disagree with the crudest language. It just distracts from the message

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:09:52pm

re: #111 fern01

Given that Ivanka posted her loving mother picture while her father was intent on separating children from their mothers - calling her names was the polite option.

But Samantha had it 100% correct, the media was more concerned with Ivanka’s feelings and a woman swearing than with the children who are being held in US concentration camps

And we’re back to Samantha Bee is not a politician, she’s a comedienne. Her speech is being policed because she’s a woman by outraged conservatives who claim they love free speech.

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:10:56pm

WWGCD?

(what would George Carlin do?)

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:11:30pm

re: #91 Bubblehead II

Um, what? Never called for her to be put on a pedestal. Called out, yes. Calling her a C***, no. I will go as far as calling her a fucking bitch though.

No, I didn’t mean you said that - I’m just making the point that she doesn’t deserve any special treatment.

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wrenchwench  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:12:09pm

re: #114 freetoken

WWGCD?

(what would George Carlin do?)

Rip Dennis Miller a new one.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:12:12pm

I don’t use that word myself, but I have no problem with Samantha Bee using it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:12:44pm
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dangerman  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:12:50pm

re: #81 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Fuck their feelings

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told NPR that she wants federal judges who are fair, qualified, and “care about individual and civil rights.”

And then, without missing a beat, she added: “If that’s considered liberal, as opposed to what I call justice and fairness, as I am wont to say, fuck them

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The Major  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:13:01pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:13:12pm

re: #116 wrenchwench

Rip Dennis Miller a new one.

George already cursed him.

That’s why Doofus can’t even get a gig in Branson.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:14:56pm

re: #120 The Major

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Just wait till they dump the dollar as the reserve currency!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:14:59pm

Trump is reportedly venting about having to spend 2 days in Canada with Trudeau and wants to find new ways to punish the country (Business Insider)

Amid Trudeau’s vocal opposition, Trump is said to have weighed further options designed to crack down on the US’s northern neighbor.

(more)

I hope Canada will let us in on our summer trip.

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wrenchwench  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:15:30pm

re: #119 dangerman

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told NPR that she wants federal judges who are fair, qualified, and “care about individual and civil rights.”

And then, without missing a beat, she added: “If that’s considered liberal, as opposed to what I call justice and fairness, as I am wont to say, fuck them

I thought that’s what she said. The version I heard contained the bleep of mystery.

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:16:20pm

All part of the toxic authoritarian tradition being propped up mostly by the right.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:17:37pm

Questo57447127 on Twitter needs to be reported into oblivion.

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BeachDem  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:17:43pm

re: #108 ObserverArt

Yes. But I have a feeling women don’t treat it to the same degree as the “C” word.

Maybe the LGF women could give their opinion on it.

I seem to remember hearing that flung around a lot.

But it is best in my opinion for anyone in the media to stay away from the known problem words and go after someone with normal words that are arranged to really sting. You have to be creative and it takes some thought.

I’ll repeat my comment from last week:

littlegreenfootballs.com
I know women who are offended at the word bitch (I, personally, wear it as a badge of honor). Although I’m not overly fond of the word cunt, it’s just a fucking word, and if (when) somebody called me that, after I registered mild shock, I would try to unravel what action I had taken to incite the invective. YMMV

NOTE:
(Weird—last week c u n t showed up just fine, but in preview today, it’s ****.

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jaunte  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:19:07pm

“They wouldn’t know what masculinity was if it hit them in the face.” - NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:19:25pm

Soon the White House communications office will be a couple of parrots that recite Trump tweets

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BigPapa  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:19:59pm

re: #117 Charles Johnson

I don’t use that word myself, but I have no problem with Samantha Bee using it.

Me Too. And the context in which she used it, as a professional, apro.

The rules of civil discourse have been warped for some time. You can hold a moral high ground while down in the gutter.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:20:28pm

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹

Trump is reportedly venting about having to spend 2 days in Canada with Trudeau and wants to find new ways to punish the country (Business Insider)

(more)

I hope Canada will let us in on our summer trip.

You may want to avoid Ontario if Doug Ford and the Tories win.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:25:21pm

re: #131 Joe Bacon 🌹

You may want to avoid Ontario if Doug Ford and the Torres win.

The election is today, isn’t it? I wouldn’t want the Tories to win there either, not just the Torres. /s

Ontario surrounds Michigan; will the province mount a siege? /s

I do hope that voters send Doug Ford packing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:28:10pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:28:32pm

I think right wing attacks on sex workers are at least in part a projection of the RWNJs’ own guilt. This includes not just the guilt they feel for their hypocrisy in using such services (as they are widely attested to do) but the inward degradation they feel for selling out all their ethical principles for the sake of sucking up to the wealthy.
“How much to suck Koch?”

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ObserverArt  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:29:01pm

re: #113 Anymouse 🌹

And we’re back to Samantha Bee is not a politician, she’s a comedienne. Her speech is being policed because she’s a woman by outraged conservatives who claim they love free speech.

Is Nebraska in the real world? /s

I bet there are some liberal/progressive women that had issues with that word too.

Or, can a white comedian get a lot of laughs throwing around the “N” word?

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fern01  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:31:45pm

re: #112 SteveMcGriftFlynnComey… …corruptemoligate RN

That’s the main reason I disagree with the crudest language. It just distracts from the message

Sometimes we use the language that comes to mind - and it described the situation. Not something I would have said, but I am not a political comedian. Don’t blame the messenger - blame the US political media who do not do the job they are paid to do - they do the job trump and their bosses wants them to do.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:32:37pm

re: #132 Anymouse 🌹

The election is today, isn’t it? I wouldn’t want the Tories to win there either, not just the Torres. /s

Ontario surrounds Michigan; will the province mount a siege? /s

I do hope that voters send Doug Ford packing.

Ooooooooooo I hate autocorrect!!! !!!

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:33:06pm

re: #135 ObserverArt

Is Nebraska in the real world? /s

I bet there are some liberal/progressive women that had issues with that word too.

Or, can a white comedian get a lot of laughs throwing around the “N” word?

One of these things is not like the other.

Woman v woman

White v Black

Black comedians use the word. So do black musicians.

Moving along, it turns out in all the brohaha over Rage Furby losing his lawsuit, it was missed that Cassandra Fairbanks also lost hers for allegedly being defamed the same day.

wonkette.com

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:33:43pm

re: #95 freetoken

JBS comes to the aid of Patterson et. al.:

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From a comment at that New American article:

patrriot Linda JJ • a day ago
We joined a Methodist Church in Las Vegas Near Palo Verde High School and quit going because the Preacher specifically promoted the gay, lesbian, transgender agenda and celebrated Black History Month the entire month of February with speakers that blasted the White audience for their treatment of blacks before and after the Civil War. Knew we were in the wrong place with the WRONG AGENDA. Haven’t found a new church. It’s been four years. We listen to Dr. Stanley out of Atlanta! Much Better!

Imagine that, celebrating the Black History Month for the entire month.

Oh, the torture that “patrriot” endured.

The Bircherati have continued the Minute of Hate for decades on end.

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fern01  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:34:05pm

re: #117 Charles Johnson

I don’t use that word myself, but I have no problem with Samantha Bee using it.

Like another word related to race rather than sex, when a member of the same set uses it, it is OK. A man using this term against a woman is different. Sane people can see that - which leads me back to the insanity of the US media.

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ObserverArt  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:35:17pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bob Cesca ✔
@bobcesca_go
See this, Dems? Even if you position yourself as a moderate/conservative Democrat, the Red Hats will characterize you as a far-left liberal. So why not own your liberalism? Don’t run away from it. Be strong and unapologetic.

6:03 PM - Jun 7, 2018

Asking for opinions on this tweet.

Would Joe Manchin still be in office if he did tell West Virginia he is an unapologetic Obama-loving Kennedy liberal?

I think it would cost him. He knows his state, he has to deal with the actual politics that keep him in office. It is easy to tweet.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:36:10pm

re: #127 BeachDem

NOTE:
(Weird—last week c u n t showed up just fine, but in preview today, it’s ****.

Ah, I forgot to remove that filter from the comment preview. Done.

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The Major  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:36:13pm

re: #141 ObserverArt

Would Joe Manchin still be in office if he did tell West Virginia he is an unapologetic Obama-loving Kennedy liberal?

No

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BeachDem  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:38:16pm

re: #138 Anymouse 🌹

One of these things is not like the other.

Woman v woman

White v Black

Black comedians use the word. So do black musicians.

Moving along, it turns out in all the brohaha over Rage Furby losing his lawsuit, it was missed that Cassandra Fairbanks also lost hers for allegedly being defamed the same day.

wonkette.com

littlegreenfootballs.com

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Jay C  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:38:29pm

re: #104 jaunte

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Fascist conflation of all immigrants with violent criminals.

I’m (as usual in the Trump Era) shocked and appalled at the nasty cheapjackery of this - presumably official (or by AN official) - statement being released by anybody associated with the Department of Justice.

Does this assclown not know/realize/believe that the reason the “violent criminal who forced his girlfriend into a hot oven” wasn’t “turned over to immigration authorities” is most likely that he was arrested and tossed in jail? Where he is likely to remain: immigration status notwithstanding?

This crap would sound bad coming from some RW blog-commenter, but a DoJ official? Unprofessional and disgraceful. And probably something Trump will re-tweet…

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Scottish Dragon  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:38:30pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:39:27pm

re: #134 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Consider Door #3:

Stigmatizing sex work makes sex workers more desperate and more vulnerable.

It’s a win/win/win scenario for reactionaries because they enjoy having power over people. They don’t just want to buy sex…that would make they equal, or even down power, with the sex worker. What they want is a system where they can demand sex (exactly like how they view marital sex), deny it to types of people they don’t like.

This is continuous with what they want from every other social sphere…total license, to both judge others and not be judged, and acting…including fucking…with no limiters.

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BeachDem  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:39:49pm

re: #142 Charles Johnson

Ah, I forgot to remove that filter from the comment preview. Done.

Heh—I got around it—you will NEVER prevent me from using the word cunt, NEVER!
///

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ObserverArt  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:39:58pm

re: #138 Anymouse 🌹

One of these things is not like the other.

Woman v woman

White v Black

Black comedians use the word. So do black musicians.

Moving along, it turns out in all the brohaha over Rage Furby losing his lawsuit, it was missed that Cassandra Fairbanks also lost hers for allegedly being defamed the same day.

Things taken as not like the other in our heated political atmosphere.

One is a liberal

One is seen as a beloved conservative

And that is black and white too. I think we are forgetting some elements of why this blew up on Sam Bee.

Obviously we haven’t moved on because here we are again…and you commented.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:44:33pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:47:31pm

re: #149 ObserverArt

Things taken as not like the other in our heated political atmosphere.

One is a liberal

One is seen as a beloved conservative

And that is black and white too. I think we are forgetting some elements of why this blew up on Sam Bee.

Obviously we haven’t moved on because here we are again…and you commented.

I responded to a comment. Then I wrote “moving along” to bring up another topic.

Moving along, my wife just made pizza for lunch. I will ask her to put pineapple on it.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:52:00pm
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KGxvi  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:53:43pm

re: #5 Jay C

“Coolered” again! From last thread:

re: #488 jaunte

politico.com

Much as I’d love to see The Littlest Rebel get the boot from Justice (I picture Sessions glooming on the curb outside DoJ with the Stars and Bars drooping forlornly from a cardboard box of his office junk), Trump would have be to even more nuts than his worst caricature to think that he could get Jeanine Pirro nominated in his stead. Not that he wouldn’t try, of course (especially if strongly advised against it) - but (just IMO), it would probably end up like most things in Pirro’s career: Epic Fail.

I’ve a book on my shelf that I never got around to reading. It’s called Supreme Courtship, by Christopher Buckley. Basic premise is that a somewhat unpopular president, trying to win back the public, nominates an afternoon TV judge for the Supreme Court.

Loved the idea as a story, so I picked it up but never got around to reading it. Now it’s bordering on the line between fiction and non-fiction.

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wrenchwench  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:55:04pm

re: #150 Charles Johnson

[ When you’re overseeing the destruction of a federal agency, it’s important to have exquisitely ***** skin.]

I know I’m not the only lizard who would prefer this way…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 3:59:30pm

re: #150 Charles Johnson

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Does he also pour Calgon Beauty Beads into his bath?

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mmmirele  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:08:11pm

re: #39 Anymouse 🌹

wonkette.com

An Arizona appellate court, using a very narrow discrimination ruling from the GW Bush era, declares a pair of calligraphers who run a wedding service in Phoenix are in violation of anti-discrimination law (because Teh Geyh).

With the usual Wonkette snark and NSFW comments.

Here’s a link to the case, which I’ve read.

It’s a pretty major smackdown. Basically, the court ruled that Brush and Nib Studio can’t post a sign saying it won’t serve same-sex couples because it would be in violation of Phoenix’s anti-discrimination ordinance, which makes LGBT persons into a protected class in the city of Phoenix. Part of the ordinance was struck down (four descriptive words) but the judges found that didn’t eviscerate the plain intent of the ordinance.

What’s interesting about this case, as opposed to Masterpiece Cake Shop is that there wasn’t a customer in sight—just the notion that Brush and Nib were going to post a sign. I have to wonder if this situation won’t return again after a vendor in Phoenix actually refuses to serve a same-sex couple, whether it be for a cake or for wedding invitations.

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Sea Mexican!  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:08:49pm

re: #54 CongoJack

Just started to read Game of Thrones.

Never seen the show so I’m a newbie to the series.

I read the first book. It’s a roller coaster.

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William Lewis  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:13:19pm

re: #54 CongoJack

Just started to read Game of Thrones.

Never seen the show so I’m a newbie to the series.

Ugh. I got halfway through that modernist take on fantasy and threw it across the room. Really poorly written (the man makes Victorian descriptive prose seem as spare as Hemingway. ) version of the War of The Roses but with no one worth cheering for. IMO and all that.

I do hope you find it more enjoyable than I did.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:16:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:17:31pm
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wrenchwench  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:18:11pm

re: #158 William Lewis

Ugh. I got halfway through that modernist take on fantasy and threw it across the room. Really poorly written (the man makes Victorian descriptive prose seem as spare as Hemingway. ) version of the War of The Roses but with no one worth cheering for. IMO and all that.

I do hope you find it more enjoyable than I did.

Last and possibly only book I’ve thrown across the room was Small is Beautiful when the author said, ‘Women in the workforce is a sign of a bad economy’. Back in the 70s.

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mmmirele  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:20:29pm

re: #82 freetoken

The hapless fundamentalism of America…

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These people are idiots. What they don’t realize is there is enough out there to make Paige Patterson toxic as hell, and by continuing with their full-throated defense of his actions, they make themselves and the SBC look worse.

At this point, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is staring down a very real possibility of having violated the federal statute protecting student files (FERPA). On top of that, there’s likely civil actions which could be filed against Patterson, his chief of staff, the chief of staff’s wife and the people who published those documents on the Internet (I’m including Norman Geisler in that group as well). Those actions would include invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

But please, please, PLEASE—keep it up. Continue to be asshats only caring about your little tin god Paige Patterson. Not a one of Patterson’s supporters has said anything about the woman (Megan Lively) who came forward. As far as these dingbats are concerned, the only person hurt in this is Patterson, not Lively (whose rape was not reported in 2003), or the unnamed woman from 2015 who he wanted to “break down.”

The SBC annual meeting is going to be a first-class Dumpster fire starting on Tuesday. It’s going to be livestreamed too.

ETA: I forgot to mention that the seminaries (SEBTS, SWBTS) are the deep pockets and could probably be brought in for not properly controlling Patterson.

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HappyWarrior  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:21:25pm

Hannity seems to have stopped being a mere Trump lackey and full out co-conspirator.

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Sea Mexican!  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:23:10pm

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹

Trump is reportedly venting about having to spend 2 days in Canada with Trudeau and wants to find new ways to punish the country (Business Insider)

(more)

I hope Canada will let us in on our summer trip.

I hope they give us asylum.

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BeachDem  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:24:56pm

re: #158 William Lewis

Ugh. I got halfway through that modernist take on fantasy and threw it across the room. Really poorly written (the man makes Victorian descriptive prose seem as spare as Hemingway. ) version of the War of The Roses but with no one worth cheering for. IMO and all that.

I do hope you find it more enjoyable than I did.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:25:18pm

I’m back. The pizza was very good. My wife makes pizza from scratch.

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makeitstop  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:25:58pm

re: #155 Joe Bacon 🌹

Does he also pour Calgon Beauty Beads into his bath?

What a total Alpha Male, amirite?
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A dark and stormy covfefe  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:26:24pm

re: #164 Sea Mexican!

I hope they give us asylum.

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mmmirele  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:29:11pm

re: #92 Anymouse 🌹

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Uhm, I would like to take Cruz the Elder aside and explain about consent. You can’t marry a horse because a horse cannot consent. Same with dogs, cats, sheep, goats, giraffes, lions, amoebas, etc. No consent = no marriage.

But these guys are the same ones who tell wives in their churches they have to give it up for their husbands whenever hubby wants sex, even if she doesn’t feel like it. So they don’t have a really strong grasp on consent to start out with.

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mmmirele  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:32:12pm

re: #106 Anymouse 🌹

Steam is at it again, this time with an “AIDS Simulator” which is a first-person shooter game.

store.steampowered.com

Let the flagging of hate speech commence… .

Uh yeah…Valve is turning their store into a free-for-all:

Gaming service Steam to allow ‘everything’ on its store after banning controversial school shooting game

Valve, Steam’s parent, said it would “allow everything” apart from games that it described as “illegal, or straight up trolling.”

More at the link, but I wonder if it’s going to take “Concentration Camp Simulator” or something equally vile (“Immigration Exporter”) to get Valve to stop being idiots.

cnbc.com

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freetoken  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:34:14pm

Yesterday I mentioned the fundamentalist takeover of the ABS, and sure enough, look who’s part of the party:

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Renaissance_Man  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:36:07pm

re: #158 William Lewis

Ugh. I got halfway through that modernist take on fantasy and threw it across the room. Really poorly written (the man makes Victorian descriptive prose seem as spare as Hemingway. ) version of the War of The Roses but with no one worth cheering for. IMO and all that.

I do hope you find it more enjoyable than I did.

I too ended up not liking the series. I have nothing against grim fantasy and I liked many scenes. Spoilers:

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I also think that he is just a little bit too gleeful about describing the most inhumane things done by several characters. Way too excited about it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:36:43pm

I can remember some of these signs. Since we lived mostly in Colorado and California when I was a child, things like this really jumped out when we went to visit my grandparents in Texas. The “North Carolina State Law” sign is typical language used by businesses that did not particularly support segregation but who were legally obligated to abide by it. Supporters of segregation left off the legal requirement. In Texas, segregation was not legally required in most cases and there were both segregated and non-segregated businesses. In Lubbock, one of the latter (the Leftwich Department Store) had a sign that read “All of God’s children are welcome here.”

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mmmirele  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:46:32pm

re: #156 mmmirele

Here’s the link to Brush & Nib Studio LC v. City of Phoenix.

Because I only downloaded a copy and didn’t post the link.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:47:25pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:48:29pm

If you have children, this is why you should vet your friends before you let your child play at their house.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:49:32pm

Low hanging fruit.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:51:56pm

Samantha Bee rocks. All Trumps are cunts.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:55:01pm

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹

Trump is reportedly venting about having to spend 2 days in Canada with Trudeau and wants to find new ways to punish the country (Business Insider)

(more)

I hope Canada will let us in on our summer trip.

I’m going to Toronto next week, I’ll let you know how it goes.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:55:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:56:08pm

re: #175 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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jeebus…he is insane

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:56:11pm

Probably the best chapter opening line in the history of American literature.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 4:57:50pm

Ms. Bankston is really upset at Rudy Giuliani.

juanitajean.com

I found myself strongly inclined to grab my megaphone, go stand in my front yard and holler as loud as I can, “F*** Giuliani! Just F*** that rotten sumbitch!” at all my Republican neighbors until they called the damn police and had me arrested so I could go to jail and get local newspaper headlines so the whole town would know that we should F*** Giuliani. It was a plan. I had a plan.

(more)

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unproven innocence  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:01:34pm

re: #180 goddamnedfrank

Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant …

How many hours has it been since Resident Putin Handupme tried to blame Canada for that White House thing from the War of 1812?

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HappyWarrior  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:01:54pm

re: #180 goddamnedfrank

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God just shut the fuck up Donnie. While you were fucking strippers, the US and Canada were working together on national security issues but you wouldn’t know that because you don’t think you need to educate yourself about a godamned thing.

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BeachDem  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:05:35pm

MACRON SAYS G-7 DOESN’T NEED U.S., ‘WE DON’T MIND BEING 6’

newsweek.com

“The whole world’s at sixes and sevens, and why the house hasn’t fallen down about our ears long ago is a miracle to me.”—Thornton Wilder/The Skin of Our Teeth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:06:53pm

re: #184 unproven innocence

How many hours has it been since Resident Putin Handupme tried to blame Canada for that White House thing from the War of 1812?

Justin should have asked him what year that was…

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Charles Johnson  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:11:44pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:16:35pm

White House upset. Must be a minute ending in a number.

washingtonpost.com

The White House on Thursday denounced a campaign ad produced by a Democrat seeking the nomination to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) that compared President Trump to Osama bin Laden.

The ad flashes an image of bin Laden followed by one of the White House as the candidate, Army veteran Dan Helmer, says, “After 9/11, the greatest threat to our democracy lived in a cave; today he lives in the White House.”

(more)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:17:23pm

Great, the weather radio just popped with a thunderstorm warning … here we go.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:17:27pm

re: #123 Anymouse 🌹

Go ahead and try it you stupid Orange fuck. Canadians aren’t going to put up with your shit.

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ObserverArt  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:17:57pm

re: #188 Charles Johnson

Donald J. Trump ✔
@realDonaldTrump
Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant, bringing up the relationship that the U.S. and Canada had over the many years and all sorts of other things…but he doesn’t bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy — hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!

7:44 PM - Jun 7, 2018

I wonder who Donny Fat Ass asked to give him a new word for Trudeau’s behavior?

Indignant doesn’t seem to come from his limited brain.

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BeachDem  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:18:22pm

re: #188 Charles Johnson

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Plus, I don’t think he knows what “indignant” means. (Perhaps he meant to say disingenuous—although I doubt he knows what that means either.) But hey, he capitalized Farmers and Agriculture, so we know he means business!

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Belafon  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:19:39pm

re: #189 Anymouse 🌹

They should call Max Cleland.

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BeachDem  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:24:35pm

Wonder whose staffer it is…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:25:39pm

re: #189 Anymouse 🌹

White House upset. Must be a minute ending in a number.

washingtonpost.com

(more)

I recall a Republican candidate recently using a similar ad against her female Democratic opponent.

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JordanRules  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:26:17pm

Feeling froggy huh. You’ll be a church mouse in person you inadequate asshole!

They are going to be talking shit about you in French btw.

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BlueGrl21  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:31:03pm

Someone asked (sorry, have been scrolling) if female-focused insults like cunt or bitch bother us more that other insults.

The fact is, there are very few insults for men that are gender-driven and the ones that are do not have the same power. Calling someone a dick is not the same as son of a bitch or a cunt. Cocksucker can hit both female and gay connotations. But a powerful insult for just being a heterosexual white man that is equivalent? Not really out there.

For me personally, don’t care what people call me, says more about them than me. Don’t care if it’s a female-centered insult, most are. Most of those insults are only insults in context….I happen to like female dogs a lot and many people think cunts are fabulous.

So, the fact is most insults are deviations from white heterosexual manhood anyway.

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Bubblehead II  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:38:46pm

Night Lizards

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TedStriker  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:42:02pm

re: #150 Charles Johnson

Of course Scott Pruitt will only use moisturizing lotion from the Ritz Carlton, at $32.00 a bottle, and will make staffers drive around to Ritz Carlton hotels to find it. When you’re overseeing the destruction of a federal agency, it’s important to have exquisitely moist skin.

— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) June 7, 2018

Or the lotion could be for something like this:

The Silence of the Lambs (6/12) Movie CLIP - It Rubs the Lotion (1991) HD

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gocart mozart  Jun 7, 2018 • 5:45:09pm
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John Hughes  Jun 9, 2018 • 2:19:55am

re: #19 lawhawk

I strongly object. The rest of the world has enough bigots and racists — you can keep yours.


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