And Now, the Stunningly Corrupt Anti-Environment Head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, “Resigns”

Announced on Twitter
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The only question now is whether Trump is going to nominate this corrupt climate change-denying swamp dweller for the Supreme Court, or have Jeff Sessions “resign” and install Pruitt as Attorney General.

Because they always come back.

Andrew Wheeler is another corrupt functionary in the pocket of the fossil fuel industry, and a hard core climate change denier who used to work as a staffer for Sen. James Inhofe. So the destruction of the environment and plundering of America’s resources will continue unabated.

UPDATE at 7/5/18 1:04:37 pm by Charles Johnson
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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:48:50pm

Good. I know Wheeler isn’t much better and Trump will try to bring Pruitt back in somehow but it’s a win and it has them on the defensive.

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:49:38pm

Scott Pruit Googling “are Twitter resignation-firings official?”

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:50:26pm
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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:51:22pm
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:51:48pm

Things are happening so fast that if I stop to read a thread about the early Republican party, I miss out on breaking news.

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EPR-radar  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:53:31pm

If Trump is doing this to set up Pruitt for a higher office, AG is more likely than SCOTUS justice.

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:54:54pm

Andrew Wheeler: Former Compensation Sources

Archer Daniels Midland strategic advice and counseling
Bears Head LNG Corp Registered lobbyist on behalf of the company
Energy Fuels Resources Inc Registered lobbyist on behalf of the company.
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP Served as a consultant and attorney employed
directly by the firm.
General Mills strategic advice and counseling
Growth Energy strategic advice and counseling
Insurance Auto Auctions Inc Registered lobbyist on behalf of the company
International Paper strategic advice and counseling
Murray Energy Registered lobbyist on behalf of the company
Sargento Food Inc Registered lobbyist on behalf of the company
Underwriters Laboratories Registered lobbyist on behalf of the company.
Xcel Energy Registered lobbyist on behalf of the company

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:55:23pm

re: #6 EPR-radar

If Trump is doing this to set up Pruitt for a higher office, AG is more likely than SCOTUS justice.

I suspect Pruitt resigning throws a kink into the moving-him-to-AG-without-confirmation gambit. There are rather specific rules. It would have been better to keep him on board and then force Sessions to resign.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:56:37pm

re: #7 jaunte

Doesn’t really seem the ideal resume of an environmental protector.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:57:30pm

I’m guessing Pruitt has drained a lot of swamp into his coffers.

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:57:35pm

re: #9 Sir John Barron

Specializing in calendar, meeting, and phone call protection.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:58:01pm

re: #6 EPR-radar

If Trump is doing this to set up Pruitt for a higher office, AG is more likely than SCOTUS justice.

Resigned under the weight of corruption scandals is the perfect resume in the Trump admin. As long as they get away with it.

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Kragar  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:58:15pm
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Kilroy was here  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:58:33pm

re: #7 jaunte

He is Vice President of the Washington Coal Club.

No not kidding..

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 12:59:33pm

re: #4 jaunte

Just read that there are 19 open investigations into Pruitt’s griftiness. I’m hoping that he’ll be hauled into court in the near future. He wasn’t qualified for his EPA position and obviously took the position only to get his grubby hands on tax payer money.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:00:59pm

re: #15 Patricia Kayden

Just read that there are 19 open investigations into Pruitt’s griftiness. I’m hoping that he’ll be hauled into court in the near future. He wasn’t qualified for his EPA position and obviously took the position only to get his grubby hands on tax payer money.

He took the job to damage the department. Grabbing money while there was just one of his tools.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:01:23pm

So does this mean that Trump will fire Sessions and appoint Pruitt as AG?

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blueraven  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:02:11pm

re: #13 Kragar

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Ugh…that sloppy, pathetic, love letter to Trump!

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A Mom Anon  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:02:17pm

These guys don’t just disappear though. I just want the shit he stole from America back. And see his ass in jail.

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Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:02:41pm

re: #15 Patricia Kayden

Just read that there are 19 open investigations into Pruitt’s griftiness. I’m hoping that he’ll be hauled into court in the near future. He wasn’t qualified for his EPA position and obviously took the position only to get his grubby hands on tax payer money.

I have a feeling there are pending indictments coming down the line and tRump is off loading him as fast as he can. We saw this the other day when it was reported Pruitt was “within inches” of being fired.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:03:21pm

re: #6 EPR-radar

If Trump is doing this to set up Pruitt for a higher office, AG is more likely than SCOTUS justice.

It going to be a tough sell to make Pruitt Attorney General what with all the corruption allegations and all. Surely there will be Republicans that know putting this corrupt dandy in as AG is wrong. He’s too hot.

…aww who am I kidding? But I can still hope until it is done.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:04:56pm

I’ve concluded that Trump thinks he can drag the US back to the early 1950s - races knowing their place, women knowing their place, heavy smokestack industries booming, etc. He wants to undo the global supply chains, international cooperation, etc.

He thinks if he drags US back there, the rest of the world has to follow. This is the basis of him offering Macron a sweetheart deal if France leaves the EU. But, you know, we’re not Frances biggest trading partner. That’s Germany. Put together all the EU countries, and the total dwarf trade with the US. Why would France fuck up relations with its biggest trading partners for the sake of #3 or 4?

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:06:44pm

re: #22 Blind Frog Belly White

Trump forgets, or maybe never knew, that most of the rest of the world was still recovering from the devastation of WW2 in the early fifties. But not any more.

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BigPapa  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:07:34pm

One of these days I’ll log on to the ‘puter and see ‘Trump resigns/arrested/indicted/dead of heart attack/stroked out’ and until then nothing is shocking anymore.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:08:00pm

re: #17 The Vicious Babushka

So does this mean that Trump will fire Sessions and appoint Pruitt as AG?

It’s certainly possible. More likely I think Pruitt returns in an adviser position not requiring confirmation. Trump likes recycling his swamp monsters.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:08:42pm

Ed Shultz died at his home in DC this morning of natural causes. He wasn’t my favorite human, but I could actually get my dad to listen to his “liberal talk show” sometimes.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:08:47pm

re: #23 jaunte

Trump forgets, or maybe never knew, that most of the rest of the world was still recovering from the devastation of WW2 in the early fifties. But not any more.

And if we continue to abandon our leadership role in the world, there’s at least one other major power that would be happy to take up the slack, in exchange for less emphasis on things like democracy, freedom, and human rights.

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RexMundi  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:09:28pm

I’m not sure how this works, but since Pruitt resigned, does this mean that he would have to be reconfirmed by the Senate to take over for Sessions, or can he still just be appointed without Senate approval? Depending on how this goes, I’m either optimistic or extremely pessimistic about what comes next.

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:09:57pm

The evangelical underpinning to all the Pruitt thievery is sickening.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:10:03pm

re: #13 Kragar

Witch hunt!!!

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:10:23pm

re: #8 Belafon

“I suspect Pruitt resigning throws a kink into the moving-him-to-AG-without-confirmation gambit.”

Thank goodness for that. As an AG, he’d immediately terminate Rosenstein and then work on stopping Mueller’s investigation.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:10:51pm

re: #28 RexMundi

I’m not sure how this works, but since Pruitt resigned, does this mean that he would have to be reconfirmed by the Senate to take over for Sessions, or can he still just be appointed without Senate approval? Depending on how this goes, I’m either optimistic or extremely pessimistic about what comes next.

He would have to be reconfirmed by the Senate for the AG spot in any event, resignation or not.

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:10:54pm

Trump, who made his reality tv career out of firing people, couldn’t be bothered to fire an utterly shameless corrupt EPA chief.

He allowed him to resign (and one needs to look at whether that means he gets to benefit that way as well).

He didn’t fire Pruitt, which is why when Trump says he did an outstanding job, he means that he and the GOP absolutely approve of Pruitt trying to destroy/sabotage the EPA from within.

The GOP has sought to gut the enforcement capabilities and oversight of polluters for decades, and Pruitt has been the most successful of the GOP efforts on that front. They were backing his every move, even when Pruitt turned out to be a corrupt crony in every sense and picking up everything that wasn’t bolted down in the process.

Trump wants more like Pruitt in his admin because his goal isn’t to govern, but to destroy functioning government so that the GOP can enact another round of tax cuts for millionaires - claiming that failed agencies have no business getting funding, and who cares that air quality sucks, there’s lead in the water, and people are seeing lower life expectancies here due to the pollution spewed by the companies setting the policies.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:11:13pm

re: #22 Blind Frog Belly White

I’ve concluded that Trump thinks he can drag the US back to the early 1950s - races knowing their place, women knowing their place, heavy smokestack industries booming, etc. He wants to undo the global supply chains, international cooperation, etc.

He thinks if he drags US back there, the rest of the world has to follow. This is the basis of him offering Macron a sweetheart deal if France leaves the EU. But, you know, we’re not Frances biggest trading partner. That’s Germany. Put together all the EU countries, and the total dwarf trade with the US. Why would France fuck up relations with its biggest trading partners for the sake of #3 or 4?

Add in that trading between European countries was a great way to have stopped all the hate between the countries from the major wars of the 20th Century. Cooperation is much better than France and Germany hating on each other.

Also, I’m kind of wondering, is Trump trying to drive a wedge between Macron and Merkel?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:11:24pm

re: #13 Kragar

Always the victim.

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:12:26pm
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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:12:27pm
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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:13:12pm

That’s 30 seconds their brains will never get back, Kimberley.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:13:13pm

re: #36 jaunte

Can I have Takes That Didn’t Age Well for $800, Alex?

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:13:28pm

re: #23 jaunte

Trump forgets, or maybe never knew, that most of the rest of the world was still recovering from the devastation of WW2 in the early fifties. But not any more.

It was a singularly unique moment in history - just as new powers gradually arose in the wake of the Late Bronze Age collapse or in the aftermath of the fall of the Western Roman Empire, so America reached its zenith in the wake of WWII, the most destructive war in human history.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:14:20pm

re: #36 jaunte

Remember, blind and uncritical support of everyone Trump is the only acceptable course of action.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:14:47pm

Pruitt takes absolutely no responsibility for anything unethical in that letter. He blames the whole thing on “the unrelenting attacks on me and my family.”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:15:38pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

Pruitt takes absolutely no responsibility for anything unethical in that letter. He blames the whole thing on “the unrelenting attacks on me and my family.”

No shock there.

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BeachDem  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:16:00pm

And in her lengthy mag-splaining about Pruitt, Mags lets us know that if you are around people who are wealthier than you, you just naturally become a fucking thief.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:16:04pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

Pruitt takes absolutely no responsibility for anything unethical in that letter. He blames the whole thing on “the unrelenting attacks on me and my family.”

Buh bye

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mmmirele  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:16:52pm

re: #29 jaunte

The evangelical underpinning to all the Pruitt thievery is sickening.

This. He tried to cloak himself in God, all the way to his resignation letter. He’s disgusting.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:17:09pm

re: #36 jaunte

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Good on Liberals for getting all the trash out. We still need to work on getting Trump out of the White House though. He’s the biggest piece of trash.

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:19:56pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

Pruitt takes absolutely no responsibility for anything unethical in that letter. He blames the whole thing on “the unrelenting attacks on me and my family.”

That’s as he was trying to take everything that wasn’t bolted down with him and profit from his position in every way he could - including trips on the taxpayer dime, foisting his expenses on to his underlings instead of official travel accounts, hiding his business from public scrutiny, etc.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:20:10pm

marxists.org

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:20:25pm

re: #36 jaunte

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:21:07pm

re: #49 gocart mozart

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Lincoln’s GOP was also welcoming towards immigrants too.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:21:17pm

re: #36 jaunte

Ask: why left/media so focused on destroying certain Trump officials

Holding Trump officials accountable = “destroying” them.

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BeachDem  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:21:55pm

re: #45 Sir John Barron

Buh bye

That letter is absolutely nauseating—“you are serving as president because of God’s providence…my desire in service to you has always been to bless you…I pray that as I have served you I have blessed you”

Talk about a god-emperor complex.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:22:26pm

re: #53 BeachDem

That letter is absolutely nauseating—“you are serving as president because of God’s providence…my desire in service to you has always been to bless you…I pray that as I have served you I have blessed you”

Talk about a god-emperor complex.

Yep.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:25:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:27:10pm

re: #55 Dave In Austin

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Welcome to your movement, Joe. Maybe we weren’t wrong about them being you know deplorable.

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EPR-radar  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:27:12pm

re: #49 gocart mozart

Has this gem shown up in that twitter timeline yet?

Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. — that communist, Abraham Lincoln, in his first SOTU speech

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RexMundi  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:29:18pm

re: #32 Sir John Barron

He would have to be reconfirmed by the Senate for the AG spot in any event, resignation or not.

I hope you’re right. The reason why I bring this up is from reading this article
nymag.com

See excerpt:

The straightest shot he has is by using something called the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. This 1998 law allows Trump to fill a vacated Cabinet position with any person who has been confirmed by the Senate for another position. So, if Sessions were to leave — how he leaves could matter a lot, but put that aside for the moment — Trump could install, say, Pruitt in his place, since the Senate already confirmed Pruitt for EPA administrator. And Pruitt could serve for up to 210 days without Senate confirmation — long enough to fire Mueller and all his staff, or at least seriously derail their work.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:30:48pm

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:32:19pm

re: #55 Dave In Austin

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BigPapa  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:32:51pm

If Trump was chosen by divine providence, then he must be protected at all costs.

That’s how it works.

The hamfisted authoritarian narcissist is supported by theocrats.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:32:56pm

If he names Pruitt to the Supreme Court we know that Armageddon is just around the corner…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:37:55pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:38:02pm

I see The Daily Caller has the can of slime out and is using it against Jim Jordan’s accusers. Looks pretty messy.

Here is a link…I am not going to post any of it, even if it does shine a bad light on the two former wrestlers.

The Daily Caller - JIM JORDAN’S ACCUSERS HAVE A SKETCHY HISTORY, RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR ‘AUTHENTICITY’

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:38:25pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:40:33pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:41:17pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:41:48pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:42:14pm

re: #16 Belafon

He took the job to damage the department. Grabbing money while there was just one of his tools.

Part of the plan. Money wasted isn’t spent on environmental protection

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:43:38pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:44:57pm

Will Scott get to work at his wife’s Chick-Fil-A?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:55:58pm

THIS JUST IN!

The sole casualty of the Second Civil War is James Woods…

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Archangelus  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:56:56pm
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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:57:30pm
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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:58:15pm

re: #67 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 1:59:52pm

re: #68 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Ha…her Twitter bio: Pissed Off Mom.

Hell yeah. Go Kristin Mink!

I hope what she did inspires a whole new pissed off mom movement.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:01:45pm
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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:02:51pm
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:03:39pm

re: #66 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

If that’s all it takes, then we need to deploy mothers everywhere.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:04:41pm

re: #72 Joe Bacon 🌹

THIS JUST IN!

The sole soul casualty of the Second Civil War is James Woods…

:)

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:04:50pm

re: #72 Joe Bacon 🌹

James Woods is the Carter Page of Stephen A. Douglases

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:06:21pm

re: #79 jaunte

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THAT explains the Navy.

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:07:09pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:07:51pm

I’m pretty sure a “small amount” of tuberculosis is capable of infecting a crap load of people

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:08:04pm
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Varek Raith  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:08:24pm

re: #85 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I’m pretty sure a “small amount” of tuberculosis is capable of infecting a crap load of people

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Indeed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:12:15pm
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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:15:05pm

Your Faithful Special Friend.

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:16:18pm
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Varek Raith  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:17:11pm

re: #91 jaunte

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DAMN YOU LOKI!

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:17:32pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:18:00pm
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Mike Lamb  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:18:23pm

In a normal administration (let’s say something similar to GHW, Clinton, or Obama), Pruitt alone would be enough to completely alter the perception of that particular president to an objective observer, right? As in Pruitt alone would shift that president appreciably on the scandals/ethics scale. Is even on the top 10 list of the Trump Admin?

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:18:50pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:19:11pm
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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:19:37pm

Overwrought bribe-seeking.

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blueraven  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:23:00pm

re: #96 jaunte

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I know Strassel has always been a hack, but when did she totally lose her fucking mind as well as her soul? Was she always this way?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:24:06pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:24:53pm
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Dr Lizardo  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:24:59pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

Good lord, what a cringing lickspittle Pruitt is.

Obsequious toady.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:25:21pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:27:41pm
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:27:49pm

re: #91 jaunte

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:32:30pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:38:20pm

Pruitts replacement will prolly be worse. Big coal guy

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:38:39pm

Shocked, shocked I say

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:38:41pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:41:27pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:42:43pm

NPR version of explanation of Pruitt resignation by way of WHYY’s website:
whyy.org

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:43:31pm

Again.
Shocked, shocked I say

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fern01  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:43:36pm

re: #18 blueraven

Ugh…that sloppy, pathetic, love letter to Trump!

I thought it was a parody when I saw it. It’s obvious trump encourages the grift - ensures people have to worship him to get the pardons.

The worst administration of my lifetime - way worse than the Nixon years

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:45:23pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:45:24pm

Fuck Hugh Hewitt.

As long as someone calls themselves Christian, Hugh is all in on celebrating and protecting them.

This goes to show you how much Hewitt is willing to accept as long as the person calls themself a godly Republican.

MSNBC did the right thing kicking his stupid show off the air. They should have never given to to him in the first place. Maybe they can make up for it by also kicking him to the curb as a contributor.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:46:00pm

re: #44 BeachDem

And in her lengthy mag-splaining about Pruitt, Mags lets us know that if you are around people who are wealthier than you, you just naturally become a fucking thief.

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That rule doesn’t excuse poor people, just less rich white assholes.

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:46:37pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

This guy drove 12 hours from Gillette, Wyoming.

That’s a real smart one.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:49:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:53:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:53:41pm
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:54:19pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

Considering how few people live on that 12 hour stretch he drove, we’re not full.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:54:32pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Of course that is a total fiction just like 99% of anything Trump claims. Trump must think the entire country has gone mad.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:55:16pm

re: #119 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And yet, I bet Obama would have known where they all were.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:55:16pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

Notice how Trump repeats himself? Something ain’t right.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:57:02pm

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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:57:26pm
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jaunte  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:58:10pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 2:59:47pm

re: #103 gocart mozart

Oklahoma can have him. That would be their problem.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:00:00pm

A quick Photoshop that came about after reading Pruitt’s resignation letter. The view of Trump from the Fundamentalists that support and excuse him.

Trump is Golden in the eyes of Fundamentalist Christian.
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:03:31pm

re: #94 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Thank god for PBS and Frontline for exposing this violent White Supremacist. Hope there are more exposures to come.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:04:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:04:56pm
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Mike Lamb  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:05:30pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He missed the part where Trump said “I know he wasn’t involved in any type of sexual misconduct because we can smell our own.”

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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:08:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:10:20pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:11:57pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Uh-oh, a ploy to smoke em out.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:11:58pm

re: #135 Backwoods_Sleuth

I hope that shitheel Zinke is next.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:12:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:13:25pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:14:21pm
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fern01  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:15:27pm

re: #114 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m now inside the press pen inside, where you’re not allowed to get water or go to the bathroom

The media accepted this “pen” when trump was campaigning. They should have walked out and refused to cover him. They elected this fraud through their stupidity

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:15:39pm

re: #79 jaunte

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But it’s functioning just fine, according to wingnuts everywhere.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:15:47pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:16:27pm

re: #140 gocart mozart

“A drop of blood contains many blood cells, each of which is alive.
If you prick your finger, have you committed a mass murder?”

How about if you finger your prick?

A drop of ejaculate contains hundreds of millions of spermatozoa, all alive.
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:17:08pm

re: #143 Charles Johnson

I’m not stupid! I’m, like, a smart guy!

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fern01  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:17:20pm

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump on the allegations that Rep. Jim Jordan did not take action about sexual abuse he knew about at Ohio State: “I don’t believe them at all. I believe him.”

And when Jim Jordan resigns?

“I never liked the guy, what was his name again?

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:17:32pm

re: #143 Charles Johnson

Hmm. Very few women in the crowd and it appears to be all white. Another hand-picked crowd to support DT.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:17:52pm

re: #140 gocart mozart

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Does he really want to compare fetuses to Martian bacteria? Because, if it’s found, we will never let it get here.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:18:00pm

re: #144 Blind Frog Belly White

The tubesock holocaust

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:19:24pm

re: #149 gocart mozart

The tubesock holocaust

The Handlotion’s Tale

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:19:31pm

re: #147 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. Very few women in the crowd and it appears to be all white. Another hand-picked crowd to support DT.

smh at the fashion statement incel wearing plaid shirt, overalls, and a MAGA hat over his cowboy hat.

He’s a real catch ladeeees!!!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:20:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:22:06pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:23:46pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

Joo money?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:24:21pm

re: #147 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. Very few women in the crowd and it appears to be all white. Another hand-picked crowd to support DT.

Montana is probably all White which is why Trump is rallying there in the first place.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:24:59pm

Evening Lizardim.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:25:23pm

re: #155 Patricia Kayden

Most likely. DT’s people told him this is a good place for a speech.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:26:20pm

“New York dark money”—Heh. Because they couldn’t get any and had to turn to Russia and Deusche Bank.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:26:38pm

re: #154 Winston_Smith

Joo money?

Please! Rootless Cosmopolitan Money.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:27:05pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:28:01pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:30:27pm

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wow. That’s ugly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:30:50pm
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William Lewis  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:31:08pm

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I have been known to say “Time to make another Trump voter” when on the way to the toilet.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:32:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:32:39pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:33:17pm

Since I had Photoshop open, I just had to do this…

What the shirt really says…
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Eventual Carrion  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:35:22pm

re: #9 Sir John Barron

Doesn’t really seem the ideal resume of an environmental protector.

/

Yeah, good thing that is not what he is there for.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:35:40pm

re: #154 Winston_Smith

Joo money?

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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:36:09pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:39:16pm

re: #155 Patricia Kayden

Montana is probably all White which is why Trump is rallying there in the first place.

And as mentioned earlier, a state that just happened to have a Senator that went to Russia with the Anti-American Republican Group to set up Trumps meeting with Vlad. That would be Steve Daines.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:41:46pm

re: #162 Patricia Kayden

Wow. That’s ugly.

That is a broken promise. There is nothing in that any American should feel good about.

Who can trust America any more?

Who would have believed that could even be asked 2 years ago?

Disgusting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:42:35pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:46:34pm

re: #155 Patricia Kayden

Montana is probably all White which is why Trump is rallying there in the first place.

Damn near. Funny story - I was invited by an online friend to hunt with him in Montana, around Bozeman. One morning we stopped by a Burger King, and went through the Drive-Thru. When the voice came over the speaker, there was not a hint of an accent. After 3 decades plus in California, that was actually jarring!

Also reminds me of what a friend and I, both of us grew up in ultra-white areas, agreed is weird about going back - all the White People! It actually feels creepy that there are so few people who aren’t white! It feels good to get back to California after visiting.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:47:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:47:57pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:50:57pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:51:10pm

The President’s son, ladies and gentlemen

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:52:59pm
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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:53:37pm

re: #178 gocart mozart

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:55:09pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:56:02pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

So why allow him to keep doing that to you?

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:57:00pm
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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:57:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:57:12pm

re: #181 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:57:47pm

re: #182 Winston_Smith

So why allow him to keep doing that to you?

What’s the alternative? Refusing to cover him in any way will just accelerate his quest to outlaw all but the state media…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:58:22pm

re: #184 Chrysicat

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That would explain Fredo’s veiled stab at Teh Jooze.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:59:20pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:59:22pm

re: #186 Chrysicat

What’s the alternative? Refusing to cover him in any way will just accelerate his quest to outlaw all but the state media…

Why allow him to literally put you in a cage?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 3:59:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:00:43pm

as Mar-A-Largo puts in a purchase order for 40 foreign workers…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:01:17pm

Wait. I thought we were supposed to be the ones who want to control everything.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:03:23pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:04:26pm

re: #182 Winston_Smith

So why allow him to keep doing that to you?

For folks on Twitter, perhaps it’s time to “re-purpose” the Russian bot hashtag “Walkaway.”

Every time a press person complains about attacks on the from Trump, they should be buried in a flurry of “walkaway” hashtags.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:04:38pm

Shit’s getting a little spooky. The rubes in Great Falls will eat this shit up. Notice how all his rallies are in Far North remote areas?

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:05:07pm

re: #193 Charles Johnson

Now he threatens the press. Oy Vey this stinks.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:05:36pm

And now we have yet another Cracker Trump Supporter making an asshole of herself!

Presenting #BusStopBrenda!

Woman launches into shocking racist rant on New York bus

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:06:25pm

re: #186 Chrysicat

What’s the alternative? Refusing to cover him in any way will just accelerate his quest to outlaw all but the state media…

He’s trying to do that anyway. The alternative is to quit covering Trump with the “views from nowhere” and actually start doing investigative journalism.

The press is the only business guaranteed in the Constitution. If they don’t exercise their right, they will lose it.

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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:06:32pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:08:30pm
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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:08:59pm

re: #195 Dave In Austin

Shits getting a little spooky. The rubes in Great Falls will eat this shit up. Notice how all his rallies are in Far North remote areas.

He spreads the hate around the country.
en.m.wikipedia.org

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:09:40pm
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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:09:49pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

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Wha???!!?!?!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:09:53pm

And yet, NeverTrumpers wonder why it is that we don’t really trust them.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:10:37pm

re: #197 Joe Bacon 🌹

And now we have yet another Cracker Trump Supporter making an asshole of herself!

Presenting #BusStopBrenda!

Internet to do its thing on outing where she works in 5 …

You know, I don’t really have a problem with doxxing intolerant bigots. That fits in with Karl Popper’s paradox of tolerance.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:11:02pm
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Jason Munro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:11:09pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

The brain more important than the mouth is the brain.

OFFS. Tell me this is not an accurate fucking quote. Right now my mouth full alcohol more import mouth than is brain.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:11:13pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

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Jeezus, he’s totally fucking losing it….

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:11:50pm

re: #208 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Jeezus, he’s totally fucking losing it….

We say that every single day and it doesn’t matter.

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freetoken  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:12:23pm

re: #208 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Jeezus, he’s totally fucking losing it….

“It” was lost a long time ago.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:12:44pm

re: #203 JordanRules

His addle mindedness is showing badly.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:13:02pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:13:43pm

re: #209 Winston_Smith

We say that every single day and it doesn’t matter.

Until ‘it’ is the Presidency.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:14:52pm

re: #209 Winston_Smith

We say that every single day and it doesn’t matter.

Right but it reminds *me* that shit isn’t normal when I keep acknowledging the crazy. It tethers me to reality.

One thing about creeping authoritarianism is how it changes you, without you realizing it.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:14:55pm

Is he going to finally melt down tonight?

He really seems to be rambling more than usual and lately it has been real bad. He is slipping in self control. And he talks about the mouth and brain? His brain is not controlling that mouth.

You know, there was a day when the White House staff would cover for this kind of behavior. But he has no controls just like he said he wouldn’t. He can do this, it’s easy.

And so this is what we get. No one that has the ability to pull the plug on these events and to limit his own damage.

What a mess he is.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:15:41pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:15:55pm
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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:16:12pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:16:16pm

re: #209 Winston_Smith

We say that every single day and it doesn’t matter.

I suppose President* Word Salad Shooter™ emits random syllabification like this constantly, but to see an actual verbatim quote is shocking.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:17:15pm

re: #215 ObserverArt

His 40% LOVE IT. If he peed on the floor they’d LOVE IT EVEN MORE.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:17:17pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

And if the military won’t keep a promise made to some recruits, why would any applicant trust any recruiter or the military’s promises?

Something like that would have had me flipping over my desk when I was a recruiter.

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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:17:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:20:05pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:21:23pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:21:46pm

re: #220 Winston_Smith

His 40% LOVE IT. If he peed on the floor they’d LOVE IT EVEN MORE.

I’d rather he pee on them. He is in a way…so they dance in the showers.

But it has to get ugly for those idiots that voted for this mess because they voted R and they voted to protest and send any kind of message.

They are the real asses. And maybe they finally realize they are getting pissed on. They are a joke to Trump too, everyone is because Trump only cares about Trump.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:22:22pm

Bill Clinton had the amazing ability to make everyone who spoke with him feel like he understood them.

Trump has the amazing ability to make everyone who listens to him talking think THEY understand HIM.

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Cheechako  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:23:00pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

Already made this a page.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:24:17pm

re: #226 Blind Frog Belly White

Bill Clinton had the amazing ability to make everyone who spoke with him feel like he understood them.

Trump has the amazing ability to make everyone who listens to him talking think THEY understand HIM.

The 40% love Trump because he actually does kick them colored people down.

That is all the 40% live for.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:24:23pm

re: #225 ObserverArt

I’d rather he pee on them. He is in a way…so they dance in the showers.

But it has to get ugly for those idiots that voted for this mess because they voted R and they voted to protest and send any kind of message.

They are the real asses. And maybe they finally realize they are getting pissed on. They are a joke to Trump too, everyone is because Trump only cares about Trump.

I swear, if he pissed on them, they’d take it as a blessing. Pretty soon, his rallies would be like the old Gallagher shows, where everyone in the first few rows knows they’re gonna get soaked, and they’re excited about it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:25:57pm

re: #227 Cheechako

Some of the service members say they were not told why they were being discharged. Others who pressed for answers said the Army informed them they’d been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them.

Relatives living abroad is not a reason to call someone a security risk. If they were told that, it is a straight-up lie.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:27:00pm

re: #220 Winston_Smith

His 40% LOVE IT. If he peed on the floor they’d LOVE IT EVEN MORE.

I guess they’re really looking forward to the unveiling of the pee tape then.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:27:45pm

re: #229 Blind Frog Belly White

I swear, if he pissed on them, they’d take it as a blessing. Pretty soon, his rallies would be like the old Gallagher shows, where everyone in the first few rows knows they’re gonna get soaked, and they’re excited about it.

Then let the absurdity of it all show. We are at that point anyway.

It is going to take a shocking public display of some kind to wake people the hell up.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:29:32pm

re: #232 ObserverArt

Then let the absurdity of it all show. We are at that point anyway.

It is going to take a shocking public display of some kind to wake people the hell up.

Honestly, it’s not like that. This is literally deprogramming a cult. Trump was oddly cognizant of this when he said he could go out and shoot somebody and they’d still love him for it. There is literally nothing that he can do that will dissuade those who want to believe. The only hope we have is to get enough of them to get him out of office peaceably.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:29:51pm

re: #229 Blind Frog Belly White

I swear, if he pissed on them, they’d take it as a blessing. Pretty soon, his rallies would be like the old Gallagher shows, where everyone in the first few rows knows they’re gonna get soaked, and they’re excited about it.

They’d collect it as holy water. Honest to god, they would.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:31:18pm
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Dizzy  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:32:01pm

Heh.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:32:02pm

re: #234 Winston_Smith

They’d collect it as holy water. Honest to god, they would.

They’d be hawking vials of it outside his rallies, like Deadheads selling T-shirts. Or 12th Century scam artists selling slivers of the True Cross.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:34:24pm

re: #237 Blind Frog Belly White

They’d be hawking vials of it outside his rallies, like Deadheads selling T-shirts. Or 12th Century scam artists selling slivers of the True Cross.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Franky Graham leading the Pulpit Pimps to bow down before Trump and proclaim him the Messiah.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:35:06pm

re: #238 Joe Bacon 🌹

I wouldn’t be surprised by anything any more.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:35:15pm
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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:36:00pm

re: #235 Charles Johnson

Still mad he wasn’t allowed to go to Babs funeral I see.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:36:04pm

re: #239 Winston_Smith

I wouldn’t be surprised by anything any more.

Mrs. FBW says “Nothing would surprise me.”

I respond, “Then you’ll be surprised by what I got you for Christmas!”

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:37:40pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

One of my former students from China may get caught up in this. He was just reassigned from Hawaii to Georgia. Army Reserves Medical Corps.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:39:24pm

re: #242 Blind Frog Belly White

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:39:29pm

Cheechacko:

We’re scheduled to leave for Saskatachewan and points north and west on Tuesday.

The VA shorted me on my epilepsy meds. I was on the phone with them a few minutes ago, they are going to UPS them (allegedly to arrive Monday).

I swear, the pharmacist over in Cheyenne thinks I’m getting my medications out of his personal stash of barbiturates.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:40:44pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:41:20pm

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹

Cheechacko:

We’re scheduled to leave for Saskatachewan and points north and west on Tuesday.

The VA shorted me on my epilepsy meds. I was on the phone with them a few minutes ago, they are going to UPS them (allegedly to arrive Monday).

I swear, the pharmacist over in Cheyenne thinks I’m getting my medications out of his personal stash of barbiturates.

Maybe if it were Oxycontin, they’d ship you extra.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:42:20pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:42:44pm

JFC, is he still going? He’s like a ferret on meth.

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EPR-radar  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:42:53pm

re: #238 Joe Bacon 🌹

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Franky Graham leading the Pulpit Pimps to bow down before Trump and proclaim him the Messiah.

I bet stories about Obama (or H. Clinton) being the AntiChrist and Trump being the Second Coming of Jesus per Revelations are already circulating in the more floridly deranged segments of US evangelical Christianity.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:43:45pm
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EPR-radar  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:44:02pm

re: #249 Ace Rothstein

JFC, is he still going? He’s like a ferret on meth.

Trump lives for this shit. It’s the one thing he can get as president or as a political candidate that he couldn’t get as a rich asshole in the private sector.

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BeachDem  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:44:40pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Someday I need to send Daniel Dale a big bouquet of flowers…or perhaps a large bottle of vodka. Some of my favorites:

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Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:45:14pm

re: #245 Anymouse 🌹

Cheechacko:

We’re scheduled to leave for Saskatachewan and points north and west on Tuesday.

The VA shorted me on my epilepsy meds. I was on the phone with them a few minutes ago, they are going to UPS them (allegedly to arrive Monday).

I swear, the pharmacist over in Cheyenne thinks I’m getting my medications out of his personal stash of barbiturates.

You may be.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:46:07pm

re: #252 EPR-radar

He’s also increasing the frequency of his hate rallies.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:46:14pm

cbc.ca

Canada’s federal government looking into an incident where US Border Patrol entered Canadian waters and boarded two Canadian fishing vessels, ostensibly looking for “illegal immigrants”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:46:50pm

re: #255 Winston_Smith

He’s also increasing the frequency of his hate rallies.

He’s feeling threatened and insecure by the impending blue wave and the Mueller investigation and needs to have his ego stroked by his adoring fans in order to reassure himself that he is everything he thinks he is.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:46:59pm

Scruton - a salad garnish shaped like a testicle (LOL)

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:47:35pm

re: #257 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m not so sure about that.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:47:44pm

re: #255 Winston_Smith

I’ve noticed that. What, five in the last ten days? More?

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:50:05pm

re: #260 Ace Rothstein

Sure seems like it.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:51:46pm

re: #260 Ace Rothstein

I’ve noticed that. What, five in the last ten days? More?

5 since June 20th.

Only 1 in June 2017.

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Cheechako  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:51:54pm

I have a real hard time understanding today’s journalists. Did Journalism Schools drop the Class Journalism 101 - Society of Professional Journalist’s Code of Ethics?

For any Journalist to agree to stand in a cattle pen so they could be ridiculed by trump is certainly unprofessional. Do they actually expect trump to answer any questions from them? Or, do they expect to ask trump any questions? Hell no! The reason they’re there is to be trump’s foil.

Any Journalist could just stay in their A/C motel room and watch trump on faux news and get all the info they need. If they wanted “man on the street” interviews they could wait outside the event and find all the trumpsters they need.

Walter Cronkite, we miss you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:52:41pm

still butthurt over the NFL, too…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:53:50pm

re: #258 gocart mozart

LOL.

Conservatism is about one thing: Conserving power.

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:54:27pm

re: #250 EPR-radar

A fundamentalist preacher on the internet enumerated the characteristics of the Antichrist;
He would be vain and egotistical, constantly talking about how great he was.
He would surround himself with ostentatious luxury
He would have problems with his relationships with women.
Who does that describe?
Barack Obama, of course!
(The same preacher claims Trump is the true messenger of God because his name is Trump.)

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:54:59pm

re: #263 Cheechako

Also, other than their tweets, do they expect their organizations to actually use any of the material they collect, other than the pure pap, while completely ignoring what Trump says and how he says it?

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:55:03pm

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yes. That and the fact that the Eagles won. That really must hurt him bad. :)

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:55:04pm

re: #263 Cheechako

I have a real hard time understanding today’s journalists. Did Journalism Schools drop the Class Journalism 101 - Society of Professional Journalist’s Code of Ethics?

For any Journalist to agree to stand in a cattle pen so they could be ridiculed by trump is certainly unprofessional. Do they actually expect trump to answer any questions from them? Or, do they expect to ask trump any questions? Hell no! The reason they’re there is to be trump’s foil.

Any Journalist could just stay in their A/C motel room and watch trump on faux news and get all the info they need. If they wanted “man on the street” interviews they could wait outside the event and find all the trumpsters they need.

Walter Cronkite, we miss you.

Every time a journalist complains about Trump’s cattle pens the answer should be #walkaway

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:55:08pm

D’Souza returns for another spanking

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:55:50pm

This is so comforting.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:57:20pm

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tough. You can’t force people to be patriotic — not even Black people.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:57:26pm

re: #271 Patricia Kayden

Someday, some reporter is going to connect the dots. I’m not holding my breath waiting for it to happen, though.

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EPR-radar  Jul 5, 2018 • 4:58:14pm

re: #263 Cheechako

I have a real hard time understanding today’s journalists. Did Journalism Schools drop the Class Journalism 101 - Society of Professional Journalist’s Code of Ethics?

For any Journalist to agree to stand in a cattle pen so they could be ridiculed by trump is certainly unprofessional. Do they actually expect trump to answer any questions from them? Or, do they expect to ask trump any questions? Hell no! The reason they’re there is to be trump’s foil.

Any Journalist could just stay in their A/C motel room and watch trump on faux news and get all the info they need. If they wanted “man on the street” interviews they could wait outside the event and find all the trumpsters they need.

Walter Cronkite, we miss you.

The mainstream media has ways of dealing with reporting in countries where the ruling regime is fundamentally untrustworthy. They just need to take the fateful step of applying those same rules to their reporting on US politics, with special reference to Trump and the Republicans.

The main issue is that Trump or the like was an absolutely inevitable consequence of the prion disease of bigoted resentments that Republicans have been deliberately fostering in what passes for their minds for decades by consuming nothing but their own propaganda.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:00:08pm

re: #270 gocart mozart

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:01:16pm
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Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:01:31pm

re: #256 Anymouse 🌹

cbc.ca

Canada’s federal government looking into an incident where US Border Patrol entered Canadian waters and boarded two Canadian fishing vessels, ostensibly looking for “illegal immigrants”

Time for the Canadian Coast Guard to step up patrols on both coasts. Interdict these assholes and impound their boats if they are found to be in Canadian waters.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:05:57pm

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:07:14pm

re: #278 Winston_Smith

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:09:52pm

Let’s try that again.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:11:22pm

re: #279 PhillyPretzel

Really? He can explain that one. That will one of the few things he can explain.

Borowitz is satire.
With Pruitt it can be hard to tell though.

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BeachDem  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:11:24pm

re: #270 gocart mozart

D’Souza returns for another spanking

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:11:32pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:12:00pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

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Good God, he is like an evil Michael Scott (watching The Office reruns.)

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:13:06pm

re: #256 Anymouse 🌹

cbc.ca

Canada’s federal government looking into an incident where US Border Patrol entered Canadian waters and boarded two Canadian fishing vessels, ostensibly looking for “illegal immigrants”

Isn’t this how the War of 1812 started? Only reversed?

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:13:58pm

Remember when “you can keep your doctor” was the lie of the year? Agree or disagree at the time or since, that was nothing on what we got today.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:14:06pm

re: #274 EPR-radar

Prion disease libelz. vCJD doens’t make a bigot out of you.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:17:12pm
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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:17:35pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:18:12pm
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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:18:31pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:19:02pm

re: #200 Charles Johnson

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This is seriously Nazi shit. Did anyone really read “Mein Kampf”? Historians say, not really. Rather it was the visceral reaction to the rantings about Jews, Marxists, and lebensraum in his many many speeches that excited the bulk of the Nazi supporters. Trump has studied this or knows it instinctively.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:21:09pm

re: #288 Charles Johnson

Well, Grover Norquist said they only needed someone as President who could hold a pen and sign things. That about sums up Trump.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:21:28pm

re: #233 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Honestly, it’s not like that. This is literally deprogramming a cult. Trump was oddly cognizant of this when he said he could go out and shoot somebody and they’d still love him for it. There is literally nothing that he can do that will dissuade those who want to believe. The only hope we have is to get enough of them to get him out of office peaceably.

I wasn’t saying you could change the Trump base. The people I was talking about are the voters that took a flyer on Trump.

There is a percentage of people that voted for Trump that are not his crazy loyalists. I want them to be stripped away from his base so they don’t vote for him again. They are the ones to embarrass.

Then we need to get people on the left out to vote like they haven’t done in years.

I will never deny there is a too large group of people that buy into Trump.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:21:45pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:22:09pm

Spencering again

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:23:35pm

re: #295 JordanRules

Go Nancy Go.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:24:22pm

re: #250 EPR-radar

I bet stories about Obama (or H. Clinton) being the AntiChrist and Trump being the Second Coming of Jesus per Revelations are already circulating in the more floridly deranged segments of US evangelical Christianity.

Christians have been doing that to Hillary and Obama for years.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:24:27pm

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:28:13pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:29:04pm

They say tomorrow will be much hotter. LA area lizards proceeded accordingly.


forecast.weather.gov

Heat wave has begun, at least for inland areas today as strong
high pressure builds from the east and gradients start turning
offshore. Gradients are trending that direction and will continue
to do so through tonight and into Friday before trends reverse on
Saturday. Noticed a rare 40C contour at 950mb reaching the coastal
valleys south of Pt Conception Friday
and combined with offshore
gradients to the north and east those are the two major
contributing factors that will push temps to record levels
tomorrow. For this reason highs have been nudged upwards again a
couple more degrees, especially for coastal areas where it`s clear
now that the offshore component will easily push any maritime
influence well away from the beaches and allow that compressional
heating to reach the coast. Valleys still expected to reach 110 in
the warmer locations with highs up to 114 in the western San
Fernando Valley
.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:30:08pm

re: #288 Charles Johnson

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:30:19pm

re: #301 Unshaken Defiance

Be careful. Drink water and stay in an air conditioned environment if possible.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:31:09pm

re: #255 Winston_Smith

He’s also increasing the frequency of his hate rallies.

I hope that can be used as a measure of proportion to the problems that are creeping up that worry him in all the investigations.

The taking down of Trump is not going to be pretty

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:32:27pm
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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:32:43pm

Ha!

As noted in the comments, Hillary and Michelle can be co-counsel.

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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:33:09pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:34:01pm

re: #301 Unshaken Defiance

They say tomorrow will be much hotter. LA area lizards proceeded accordingly.

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forecast.weather.gov

Glad I’m in Chicago this week. Heat index in Louisville was 108°.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:34:21pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:35:25pm

re: #308 Big Beautiful Door

Rain in Philly tomorrow.
weather.gov

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:36:06pm
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:37:16pm

re: #285 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Isn’t this how the War of 1812 started? Only reversed?

Think of it more like Washington starting the French-Indian War.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:37:31pm

re: #303 PhillyPretzel

Oh yes. Heat wave protocol we jokingly call it.

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BigPapa  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:38:05pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:39:11pm

re: #286 Unshaken Defiance

Remember when “you can keep your doctor” was the lie of the year? Agree or disagree at the time or since, that was nothing on what we got today.

Maybe to us, but not to Trump supporters and the media that favors him. They use that as a comeback if anyone says Trump is lying.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:39:51pm

Spencer is already banned from the EU.

Good on Poland for deporting his Nazi butt.

It’s too bad we have to take him back.

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BigPapa  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:41:50pm

The Trump era has utterly destroyed the concept of hypocrisy. It’s as if it doesn’t exist any more.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:42:37pm

re: #286 Unshaken Defiance

Remember when “you can keep your doctor” was the lie of the year? Agree or disagree at the time or since, that was nothing on what we got today.

And that was a quote mine from conservatives.

blogs.wsj.com

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:45:11pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:46:14pm

re: #319 JordanRules

That is good news. :)

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:47:20pm

re: #117 jaunte

That’s a real smart one.

12 hours, 100’s of miles through mostly uninhabited land.

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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:47:42pm

re: #315 ObserverArt

Maybe to us, but not to Trump supporters and the media that favors him. They use that as a comeback if anyone says Trump is lying.

That’s when I like to remind myself that Trump got millions fewer votes, and I do think it was all downhill from there, Zero pickup in support among citizens since. Just IMHO. We just gotta turn the legislature around. And seriously hit the streets. Keep the pressure on. Maybe accept some allies we might not love.

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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:48:31pm

re: #306 JordanRules

Ha!

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As noted in the comments, Hillary and Michelle can be co-counsel.

Put Barack on the team as a law adviser and just have him around at important times. And make sure he is seen in the media and in all images.

Trump will be seething.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:51:08pm

For all of these speeches, we need to remind people that Trump just pull topics out of his butt that he thinks they will like and tries to put them together, and use the golf course-military kludge as the example

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:51:28pm
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:51:44pm

For any of you Steven Universe fans: WEDDING!

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:54:26pm

I don’t know who this guy is, but Jim Hoft re-tweets him, so I figure he deserved to be refused service.

I really don’t care. Do you?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:57:15pm

re: #301 Unshaken Defiance

They say tomorrow will be much hotter. LA area lizards proceeded accordingly.

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forecast.weather.gov

Right now it is 89 here in Los Angeles. They had previously projected that it would only get to 82.

Now they are saying it will be 103 on Friday, 98 on Sunday and 93 on Monday.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:57:49pm

re: #328 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Japan Times: Aum Shinrikyo guru Shoko Asahara hanged for mass murder: reports

Whoa. So that’s how you keep him from levitating. (Sorry, bad joke. Hate death penalty but couldn’t resist.)

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:58:15pm

re: #327 wheat-dogg

I don’t know who this guy is, but Jim Hoft re-tweets him, so I figure he deserved to be refused service.

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I really don’t care. Do you?

Bull and shit. Didn’t happen. And since that’s a common thing among the tweets people put up about the kindness of others they saw, I told him it didn’t happen.

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EPR-radar  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:58:21pm

re: #327 wheat-dogg

Isn’t it the US right that is perpetually going on about the supposed ‘right’ of businesses to refuse service for any reason whatsoever?

Why, yes. Indeed it is. But of course the US right applies its decoder ring to the above ‘right’ to arrive at businesses having the ‘right’ to refuse service to n*****s.

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makeitstop  Jul 5, 2018 • 5:58:27pm

re: #253 BeachDem

Trump lies of his association health plans: “Millions of people are already signing up.” The plans will not be offered at all until September 1.

Wow, that’s right out of the Trump apartment sales script that nearly got Beavis and Evita indicted.

Tell the marks that a lot of people have bought in to get them to move.

Con artists, all of them.

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:02:05pm

re: #327 wheat-dogg

He’s probably lying.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:04:51pm

re: #331 Belafon

Bull and shit. Didn’t happen. And since that’s a common thing among the tweets people put up about the kindness of others they saw, I told him it didn’t happen.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:05:28pm

If you haven’t seen this, John Mulaney’s bit from last year about Trump being a horse in a hospital is pretty spot on:

John Mulaney: Trump Is ‘A Horse Loose In A Hospital’

Edit: Having trouble finding a clip of the part in the actual comedy sketch. If you have netflix, it’s John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, at about the 44 minute mark.

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Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:05:50pm

re: #326 Belafon

For any of you Steven Universe fans: WEDDING!

Saw this earlier on twitter.

Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe features lesbian proposal

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BeachDem  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:06:16pm

re: #327 wheat-dogg

I don’t know who this guy is, but Jim Hoft re-tweets him, so I figure he deserved to be refused service.

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I really don’t care. Do you?

He’s the bullshit walkaway guy

Conservative and Russian media outlets — amplified by sketchy Twitter accounts — are pushing a social media campaign intended to drive Democratic voters away from the party.

rawstory.com

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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:06:30pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:06:42pm

Abbey Sidewalk

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fern01  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:06:54pm

re: #182 Winston_Smith

So why allow him to keep doing that to you?

The USA political media - “Dear Leader - please lock me up”
They should STOP attending all and any of his “campaign rallies”

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BigPapa  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:06:58pm

re: #327 wheat-dogg

He’s the #walkaway campaign dude. Russo-wingnut fuquery.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:08:27pm

re: #338 BeachDem

He’s the bullshit walkaway guy

Conservative and Russian media outlets — amplified by sketchy Twitter accounts — are pushing a social media campaign intended to drive Democratic voters away from the party.

rawstory.com

Ah, OK. So, yeah, he’s probably making it all up. Thought I could see the people at B&H Camera in NY telling him to shove off. Not sure where he is based, though.

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fern01  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:09:05pm

re: #186 Chrysicat

What’s the alternative? Refusing to cover him in any way will just accelerate his quest to outlaw all but the state media…

No - they can stop going to his so-called campaign rallies. They can attend the white house every day to be told - there is no briefing today.

The media is no longer the protector of the people - they work for trump.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:09:54pm
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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:10:38pm

re: #332 EPR-radar

Isn’t it the US right that is perpetually going on about the supposed ‘right’ of businesses to refuse service for any reason whatsoever?

Why, yes. Indeed it is. But of course the US right applies its decoder ring to the above ‘right’ to arrive at businesses having the ‘right’ to refuse service to n*****s.

Well, and f*gs. This time around they’re even bigger on that than on Mobile having 20 all-white motels again…

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:10:42pm

re: #330 Barefoot Grin

Whoa. So that’s how you keep him from levitating. (Sorry, bad joke. Hate death penalty but couldn’t resist.)

I would register my usual protest against the death penalty for this case but I can’t find that picture of the world’s smallest violin. Several of Asahara’s fellow cultists are also on death row and could swing at any time. Execution times are not announced in advance in Japan and the condemned does not even know until immediately beforehand.

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fern01  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:10:49pm

re: #201 JordanRules

He spreads the hate around the country. the world
en.m.wikipedia.org

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BeachDem  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:11:37pm

re: #343 wheat-dogg

Ah, OK. So, yeah, he’s probably making it all up. Thought I could see the people at B&H Camera in NY telling him to shove off. Not sure where he is based, though.

Once, at least, was in NY

…Straka, a nearly broke New York hairstylist, in his first video.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:12:05pm

re: #337 Bubblehead II

Saw this earlier on twitter.

Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe features lesbian proposal

The actual episode, including the proposal, aired yesterday, on the 4th, we just didn’t get to watch it until today.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:12:15pm

It begins in earnest. From my WaPo email feed:

Trump administration poised to impose tariffs on China tonight, plunging two countries into costly and unpredictable trade war
U.S. officials will begin collecting tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese industrial goods as of 12:01 a.m. Friday. Chinese officials have said they will respond with equivalent action against a range of American goods, including pork, poultry, soybeans and corn, and President Trump last month vowed to hit an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods if Beijing did so.

The moves will mark a historic break with nearly a quarter-century of growing integration between the U.S. and Chinese economies.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:13:48pm

re: #182 Winston_Smith

So why allow him to keep doing that to you?

I think it’s important that they keep going and reporting on what is being said. We need to know about the crap coming from his mouth, especially because it’s psychotic.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:14:10pm

re: #329 Joe Bacon 🌹

Right now it is 89 here in Los Angeles. They had previously projected that it would only get to 82.

Now they are saying it will be 103 on Friday, 98 on Sunday and 93 on Monday.

Not to gloat, but tomorrow in Chicago it will be sunny and 76°.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:16:02pm

re: #352 Belafon

I think it’s important that they keep going and reporting on what is being said. We need to know about the crap coming from his mouth, especially because it’s psychotic.

All his hate rallies are live on FAUX Noise, right? All they need is a VCR…Oh. Right.

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BeachDem  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:17:13pm

Right, Maggie—because the yam is ever so concerned with legalities. Jeez. The magsplaining has gone to 11ty today.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:18:37pm

re: #321 Eventual Carrion

12 hours, 100’s of miles through mostly uninhabited land.

I’ll be driving through that next week. US-212 in Wyoming is real lonely. There is a post office in the middle of it between SD and MT. I sent a post card from there to my mother last time we went to Canada, to assure my mother we were alive.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:19:08pm

re: #355 BeachDem

Right, Maggie—because the yam is ever so concerned with legalities. Jeez. The magsplaining has gone to 11ty today.

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The story stopped being about Trump, which he cannot stand. Trump will be on the deck of the Titanic shouting “I ran into that iceberg on purpose! It was me!”

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Mattand  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:19:29pm

re: #329 Joe Bacon 🌹

Right now it is 89 here in Los Angeles. They had previously projected that it would only get to 82.

Now they are saying it will be 103 on Friday, 98 on Sunday and 93 on Monday.

Freaking 84° with 73% humidity at 9:20pm in South Jersey.

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Bubblehead II  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:21:23pm

Whine fucking whine asshole.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:23:07pm

re: #348 fern01

Rallies have only been in the U.S. so far.
Maybe we’ll get one in Moscow though.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:25:00pm

re: #360 JordanRules

Rallies have only been in the U.S. so far.
Maybe we’ll get one in Moscow though.

Crimea. Great place for a hotel.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:26:25pm
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fern01  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:26:46pm

re: #360 JordanRules

Rallies have only been in the U.S. so far.
Maybe we’ll get one in Moscow though.

They are reported world wide in the media - not to mention on social media. White supremacists in other countries applaud his behavior and in many cases copy it. I pray that the protests in the UK will be massive.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:27:14pm

re: #362 Charles Johnson

It’s the modern version of demonizing the Jews.

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EPR-radar  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:27:27pm

re: #360 JordanRules

Rallies have only been in the U.S. so far.
Maybe we’ll get one in Moscow though.

Perhaps Trump really is a pit fiend from the depths of hell, who needs to regularly feed on the massed hatreds of his deplorables at these profoundly stupid rallies.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:27:30pm

re: #356 Anymouse 🌹

I’ll be driving through that next week. US-212 in Wyoming is real lonely. There is a post office in the middle of it between SD and MT. I sent a post card from there to my mother last time we went to Canada, to assure my mother we were alive.

When the Democrats regain power, they need to play hardball to end white minority rule. Give DC and Puerto Rico statehood and break California into three states, add 2 seats to the Supreme Court, and expand the size of the House.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:28:52pm

re: #342 BigPapa

He’s the #walkaway campaign dude. Russo-wingnut fuquery.

And we can hijack that Russian hashtag, tweeting it at the press every time they whinge about being caged or gaslit.

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makeitstop  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:30:43pm

re: #327 wheat-dogg

I don’t know who this guy is, but Jim Hoft re-tweets him, so I figure he deserved to be refused service.

[Embedded content]

I really don’t care. Do you?

I think that’s the dude who started the #walkaway hashtag. (Sorry if someone already pointed this out, late to the party.)

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Skip Intro  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:31:13pm

re: #362 Charles Johnson

Not one Republican says a word. Not a single one.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:32:23pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:32:37pm

re: #358 Mattand

Freaking 84° with 73% humidity at 9:20pm in South Jersey.

81°F here in the Nebraska Panhandle with 57% humidity at 7:30. Thunderstorms on the schedule tonight, and flash flood watches going up to our south in Colorado due to the fires and burned areas.

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:33:12pm

re: #362 Charles Johnson

Trump lies are getting more grandiose and bellicose. He’s goading at this point.

And he knows his base takes it as an article of faith.

The fact is that MS-13 is less than 1% of people considered to be gang members. Their numbers have been stable for nearly 20 years. Nearly all recruits are here in the US. They aren’t getting numbers from across the border and they aren’t a reason for border crossings.

In fact, border crossings overall are down to near multidecade lows. This was never a crisis until Trump created one by putting kids in cages.

MS-13 is the bogeyman, and even those in places hit by that gang violence know that what Trump says is a pack of lies. Even the law enforcement agencies in those places knows it is a lie.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:33:21pm

re: #363 fern01

They are reported world wide in the media - not to mention on social media. White supremacists in other countries applaud his behavior and in many cases copy it. I pray that the protests in the UK will be massive.

Indeed. He’s spreading hate across the globe via Twitter and his existence. No rallies needed.
I was specifically speaking to the locations of his rallies and how they aren’t exclusive to any region of the country.

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meteor  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:33:30pm
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:35:01pm

re: #362 Charles Johnson

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:35:21pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:37:17pm
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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:37:43pm

re: #366 Big Beautiful Door

When the Democrats regain power, they need to play hardball to end white minority rule. Give DC and Puerto Rico statehood and break California into three states, add 2 seats to the Supreme Court, and expand the size of the House.

End felon disenfranchisement, electoral college. Simplify primary election calendar. Make Presidential election day a holiday. Paper ballots. Etc…

Lots of stuff to do before breaking up Cali.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:39:31pm

Not real,but funny.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:41:46pm

re: #378 JordanRules

End felon disenfranchisement, electoral college. Simplify primary election calendar. Make Presidential election day a holiday. Paper ballots. Etc…

Lots of stuff to do before breaking up Cali.

Breaking up states is a GOP tactic—they’ve tried it a couple of times, but it’s so unprecedented it didn’t pass. Don’t set that precedent or they’ll split every red state into units of 70,000 population, each with two unearned electoral votes and two Senators.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:41:49pm
382
JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:43:22pm

Thread…

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:43:56pm

re: #380 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Breaking up states is a GOP tactic—they’ve tried it a couple of times, but it’s so unprecedented it didn’t pass. Don’t set that precedent or they’ll split every red state into units of 70,000 population, each with two unearned electoral votes and two Senators.

Yep. I definitely don’t want to go there.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:45:59pm

re: #382 JordanRules

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:46:15pm

It’s karma-licious!

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:47:53pm

re: #381 Anymouse 🌹

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Automated bots can and do run at all hours. It’s evening in Phoenix right now and Friday morning in Moscow so the overnight troll shift is about to hand off to the morning troll shift.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:47:57pm

re: #385 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It’s karma-licious!

[Embedded content]

I like the ones showing the pride, because it’s most likely the case the females hunted them down.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:49:08pm

re: #384 Anymouse 🌹

[Embedded content]

Pics like these make me so sad and angry!

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BigPapa  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:51:36pm

re: #379 I Would Prefer Not To

Not real,but funny.

[Embedded content]

Real funny.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:52:26pm

Things that make you go “hmmmm” - NRA TV has a spokesliar on from FAIR.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:54:07pm

Megyn girrrrl, you know I don’t like you but this type of rebuttal from the likes of you and other Foxers is necessary.

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:55:12pm

re: #390 Anymouse 🌹

There’s a tie between guns and white everything these days. Whites can’t make others scared with just their presence any more, so they’re adding guns.

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lawhawk  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:55:28pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:55:44pm

re: #388 JordanRules

Pics like these make me so sad and angry!

Just more conservative support of vets and the troops (tm).

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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:56:25pm

re: #390 Anymouse 🌹

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2018 • 6:56:31pm

I live in a border town. So weird I don’t live in fear from illegals swarming across the border, even though the people on the other side are building a humongous bridge to accommodate MOAR border swarms.

They are coming here to go shopping and fuel their vehicles. Plenty of “Yours To Discover” license plates in the parking lot of the Allen Park Meijer.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:00:17pm

re: #396 The Vicious Babushka

I live in a border town. So weird I don’t live in fear from illegals swarming across the border, even though the people on the other side are building a humongous bridge to accommodate border swarms.

They are coming here to go shopping and fuel their vehicles. Plenty of “Yours To Discover” license plates in the parking lot of the Allen Park Meijer.

You’re on the “good” border though. It’s not remotely the same. The racism is the story, not the actual border.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:01:28pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:01:54pm

re: #396 The Vicious Babushka

I live in a border town. So weird I don’t live in fear from illegals swarming across the border, even though the people on the other side are building a humongous bridge to accommodate MOAR border swarms.

They are coming here to go shopping and fuel their vehicles. Plenty of “Yours To Discover” license plates in the parking lot of the Allen Park Meijer.

Wait ‘til they send the Coast Guard to look for “illegals” in Canadian waters in the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:02:52pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:04:07pm

re: #398 JordanRules

Dear Media, now that Trump is calling Jim Jordan’s accusers “liars,” and now that a 4th accuser just stepped forward to accuse Jordan of knowing about the serial sexual abuse at @OhioState & refusing to help, this is officially a HUGE story. Cover it as if Jordan were a Democrat.

Oh they will! If this story ever makes it to FAUX Noise, they’ll put a big “D” next to Jordan’s name.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:04:54pm
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Ace-o-aces  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:08:53pm


That’s right Glenn, Dick Morris is well known for his unwavering fidelity to the Clintons.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:09:28pm

Speaking of a naturalisation ceremony he helped put together for servicemembers during the Iraq War, he came across this:

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:10:35pm

re: #391 JordanRules

Megyn girrrrl, you know I don’t like you but this type of rebuttal from the likes of you and other Foxers is necessary.

[Embedded content]

Agreed. Better late than never. But I’m afraid that in other ways that matter, Megyn is still the Fox Megyn.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:10:52pm

re: #403 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

That’s right Glenn, Dick Morris is well known for his unwavering fidelity to the Clintons.

Gawd he’s such a dolt!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:11:20pm

re: #399 Anymouse 🌹

Wait ‘til they send the Coast Guard to look for “illegals” in Canadian waters in the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair.

I learned in school that “One More River To Cross” was the Detroit River.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:13:10pm

he’s shouting again

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:14:04pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:14:38pm

Troll Farms and Russian Bots Are ‘Fixing’ Google (Wonkette, more at the link):

A campaign to influence the 2018 election is in full effect using a combination of Google trickery and Twitter bots, and it looks a lot like the 2016 Russian fuckery. The Daily Beast reports that since September 2017, an anonymous source has been paying bloggers in Indonesia and India to write a ton of nice stories about about people involved in Trump-Russia. The intent is to bury any bad stories about Trump, his kids, Felix Sater, former Russian trade minister Tevfik Arif, and Bayrock Group, the mob-owned real estate group used to launder dirty dollars into repatriated rubbles (and vice-versa).

The scheme is pretty simple: Write a bunch of blog posts for dummy websites. Because of the way Google’s algorithm works, the mass of junk will appear before something more reputable, like a WaPo report detailing how Bayrock was used as a transnational money laundering operation.

Think of it like looking for a needle in a haystack, except someone keeps pouring more and more hay on top of you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:15:06pm
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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:16:15pm

re: #405 Barefoot Grin

Agreed. Better late than never. But I’m afraid that in other ways that matter, Megyn is still the Fox Megyn.

For sure. I consider her a Foxer still. Its why she got the NBC gig. She isn’t late on this per se. She’s responding immediately to rebut new slander from Shine’s wife.

She followed Gretchen once the door was kicked open.

And I still hate her and she’s still a bigot.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:16:44pm
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ObserverArt  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:18:05pm

re: #368 makeitstop

I think that’s the dude who started the #walkaway hashtag. (Sorry if someone already pointed this out, late to the party.)

It is kind of interesting watching how that whole thing is working. It seems to be getting around and getting reaction. There have been at least three or four mentions of that today just here at LGF. I can only imagine all the churning it is getting in the Twitterverse.

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makeitstop  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:20:31pm

re: #414 ObserverArt

It is kind of interesting watching how that whole thing is working. It seems to be getting around and getting reaction. There have been at least three or four mentions of that today just here at LGF. I can only imagine all the churning it is getting in the Twitterverse.

I do like Anymouse’s idea to appropriate it and point it at wobbly Republicans.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:20:53pm
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:21:04pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:22:53pm

re: #382 JordanRules

Thread…

Associated thread (Horton)

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:22:55pm
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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:23:47pm

re: #417 Belafon

Damn. Nobody even told me about Blexit. Rude!

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:31:47pm

re: #416 The Vicious Babushka

What? I hope she’s wrong about them not bathing him. It keeps getting worse with this lawless, xenophobic regime.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:34:28pm

re: #379 I Would Prefer Not To

I gather there are some people upset about Scarlett playing a trans person in a movie.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:35:25pm

re: #366 Big Beautiful Door

When the Democrats regain power, they need to play hardball to end white minority rule. Give DC and Puerto Rico statehood and break California into three states, add 2 seats to the Supreme Court, and expand the size of the House.

No.

Breaking California into 3 states which is on the ballot this November would result in 4 more Republican Senators!

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:36:50pm

oh no

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:37:58pm

re: #362 Charles Johnson

The MSM will tell us that we have to be civil to Trumo and his supporters if we point out that Trump’s rhetoric is increasingly dangerous and unhinged.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:38:20pm

A few folk are speculating that Susan Sarandon’s photo with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually edited … noting it appears that most of Ocasio-Cortez’s right arm appears to be missing in the photograph.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:38:47pm

re: #424 The Vicious Babushka

oh no

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I was worried about such a thing happening. Cave diving is very risky. That’s why they plan to keep the kids in the cave until the water levels are lower. Diving is not for amateurs.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:41:03pm

re: #413 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, if Rosanne Barr is to be believed, it turns you into a racist.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:41:26pm

re: #426 Anymouse 🌹

A few folk are speculating that Susan Sarandon’s photo with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually edited … noting it appears that most of Ocasio-Cortez’s right arm appears to be missing in the photograph.

[Embedded content]

She worked on her campaign. Why would she fake a photo? Weird.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:42:32pm

Ron Howard, “He didn’t.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:44:13pm
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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:44:50pm

re: #430 Single-handed sailor

I’m predicting the markets will be most unhappy about this on Friday.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:45:19pm
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Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:46:25pm

re: #426 Anymouse 🌹

A few folk are speculating that Susan Sarandon’s photo with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is actually edited … noting it appears that most of Ocasio-Cortez’s right arm appears to be missing in the photograph.

[Embedded content]

While it might be possible, I don’t think it’s something that needs to be pursued. Unless Ocasio-Cortez denies it, I would assume it happened. And, in the grand scheme of things, this meeting doesn’t really mean much. She was nominated by her constituents because she ran a real campaign. She will have to make the decisions that will help her constituents, which is what we want of her.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:47:39pm

re: #366 Big Beautiful Door

Great suggestions. If only the Democrats had your passion and fight. I don’t think they have it in them to be so nakedly political. Sigh.

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KGxvi  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:51:03pm

re: #366 Big Beautiful Door

When the Democrats regain power, they need to play hardball to end white minority rule. Give DC and Puerto Rico statehood and break California into three states, add 2 seats to the Supreme Court, and expand the size of the House.

No on California being three states. That’s just stupid. Too many people do business across county lines that would suddenly be state lines that would drive up the cost of business and needlessly complicate people’s lives. And that’s before you would have to figure out how to divide state agencies into parts for these new states to use.

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Chrysicat  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:51:04pm

re: #422 wheat-dogg

I gather there are some people upset about Scarlett playing a trans person in a movie.

It’s probably not the 21st-century equivalent of blackface (not least because give these morons another two years in power and actual blackface will be acceptable again), but it’s probably on a level with redface and just below yellowface in terms of insensitivity. It’s not like there aren’t MtF actresses.

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Interesting Times  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:51:28pm

re: #366 Big Beautiful Door

When the Democrats regain power, they need to play hardball to end white minority rule. Give DC and Puerto Rico statehood and break California into three states, add 2 seats to the Supreme Court, and expand the size of the House.

I agree with all of this EXCEPT breaking up California - that would help GOPers, not hurt them. Don’t be fooled into thinking all of California is Democratic - like most states, it’s urban blue, rural red -_-

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unproven innocence  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:51:38pm

re: #431 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

This needs more attention and emphasis.

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KGxvi  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:51:41pm

re: #429 JordanRules

She worked on her campaign. Why would she fake a photo? Weird.

[Embedded content]

Yeah, just an optical illusion as they are both turned slightly inward for the photo.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:51:47pm

re: #435 Patricia Kayden

Great suggestions. If only the Democrats had your passion and fight. I don’t think they have it in them to be so nakedly political. Sigh.

Minus breaking up California, I’m on board with that. Puerto Rico already voted for statehood. No territory which ever voted for statehood has been voted down in the past.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:51:55pm

re: #434 Belafon

While it might be possible, I don’t think it’s something that needs to be pursued. Unless Ocasio-Cortez denies it, I would assume it happened. And, in the grand scheme of things, this meeting doesn’t really mean much. She was nominated by her constituents because she ran a real campaign. She will have to make the decisions that will help her constituents, which is what we want of her.

I’m sorry, but it it’s barely in the realm of possibility.
Hollywood actress, documented in several places as supporting an upstart campaign with very low odds of winning, photoshops a picture of herself during a campaign event even though there are other pictures of her at said event??

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:53:42pm

re: #442 JordanRules

I’m sorry, but it it’s barely in the realm of possibility.
Hollywood actress, documented in several places as supporting an upstart campaign with very low odds of winning photoshops a picture of herself during a campaign event even though there are other pictures of her at said event??

Well, I’ll put that idea back on the shelf then. It wasn’t mine to begin with, anyway.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:54:44pm

re: #431 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Those are White babies so it’s all good.

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JordanRules  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:54:54pm

re: #443 Anymouse 🌹

Well, I’ll put that idea back on the shelf then. It wasn’t mine to begin with, anyway.

Oh I gotcha. I know you were passing along what you saw out there and likely didn’t know other pics existed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:56:19pm

The Great State of Arkansas, seldom singled out as an innovator in anything, was among the first states to impose work requirements for people receiving Medicaid, and tonight marks an exciting step in the effort to bone people who have made the poor choice to be poor while needing medical care: It’s the very first deadline for Medicaid recipients to document that they worked or volunteered 80 hours during June, or were otherwise exempt from the work requirement. And that documentation can only be submitted online, in a state with some of the lowest internet access in the country. And of the 11,000 people required to submit records tonight, a good 8,000 hadn’t yet done so as of late last week. Finally, a chance to whittle down the number of people dependent on public assistance — somewhere, Paul Ryan is beatifically smiling.

wonkette.com (more)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:56:40pm

re: #424 The Vicious Babushka

oh no

448
Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:58:00pm

re: #366 Big Beautiful Door

When the Democrats regain power, they need to play hardball to end white minority rule. Give DC and Puerto Rico statehood and break California into three states, add 2 seats to the Supreme Court, and expand the size of the House.

Breaking California into 3 states is an even worse idea than jettisoning a Democratic senator over a gag photo he posed for with a cheesecake model when he was a comedian

449
Interesting Times  Jul 5, 2018 • 7:59:35pm

*chef’s kiss*

450
KGxvi  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:00:56pm

re: #441 Anymouse 🌹

Minus breaking up California, I’m on board with that. Puerto Rico already voted for statehood. No territory which ever voted for statehood has been voted down in the past.

I believe the statehood vote last year was called into question because of an organized boycott by those opposed to statehood. There was only 23% turnout and statehood got 97% of the vote.

The 2012 vote is a better indicator, but also flawed. Just under two million people voted on two issues. First 54% voted that PR should not maintain it’s territorial status. On the second question of statehood/free association/independence, 61% chose statehood, but about a half million ballots were left blank. Now, it’s safe to assume that most of those blank ballots were people who voted to stay a territory, but it did complicate things and led to the 2017 referendum.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:01:58pm

re: #418 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Associated thread (Horton)

[Embedded content]

And, another thread (Mehta)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:03:04pm

re: #447 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Some more clarification

453
Cheechako  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:08:37pm

Adding seats to the Supreme Court only solves today’s problem. Adding seats will only temporary benefit the party in power. Once that party is kicked out what’s to prevent the succeeding party to add 2-3 more seats to favor their views. Pretty soon the Court will have 27 Justices (and look like Congress) and the same ‘ol problem of getting anything done continues.

What’s needed is a Congressional and Presidential approved process in filling vacancies. That process should include a firm time frame to fill a vacant seat and public vetting (including taxes, families, and review of prior decisions) of all candidates. The President could still nominate whoever he wants but the Congress would have a firm process and time frame for their “advise and consent”.

454
Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:13:45pm

re: #450 KGxvi

I believe the statehood vote last year was called into question because of an organized boycott by those opposed to statehood. There was only 23% turnout and statehood got 97% of the vote.

The 2012 vote is a better indicator, but also flawed. Just under two million people voted on two issues. First 54% voted that PR should not maintain it’s territorial status. On the second question of statehood/free association/independence, 61% chose statehood, but about a half million ballots were left blank. Now, it’s safe to assume that most of those blank ballots were people who voted to stay a territory, but it did complicate things and led to the 2017 referendum.

Choosing not to vote is still a choice. Too bad, if a person was opposed to statehood for Puerto Rico and didn’t vote, well, that’s their problem.

455
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:14:45pm

I would anticipate a reaction from cult members still at large.

456
Belafon  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:16:04pm

Question for anyone who speaks Spanish: I’m making a shirt that says “Estudio español. Por favor habla mas despacio.” What’s the best way to emphasize “mas”? Would I capitalize it?

457
gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:19:49pm
458
gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:21:47pm
459
Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:23:24pm

LOL

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KGxvi  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:24:33pm

re: #454 Anymouse 🌹

Choosing not to vote is still a choice. Too bad, if a person was opposed to statehood for Puerto Rico and didn’t vote, well, that’s their problem.

Should have added, the 2012 vote had 78% turnout, vs the 23% in 2017. And apparently the reason for the mass boycott was that the non-statehood parties believed the referendum was rigged by asserting positions that they do not hold as legally correct with respect to the status quo and free association.

462
I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:27:29pm

re: #446 Anymouse 🌹

The Great State of Arkansas, seldom singled out as an innovator in anything, was among the first states to impose work requirements for people receiving Medicaid, and tonight marks an exciting step in the effort to bone people who have made the poor choice to be poor while needing medical care: It’s the very first deadline for Medicaid recipients to document that they worked or volunteered 80 hours during June, or were otherwise exempt from the work requirement. And that documentation can only be submitted online, in a state with some of the lowest internet access in the country. And of the 11,000 people required to submit records tonight, a good 8,000 hadn’t yet done so as of late last week. Finally, a chance to whittle down the number of people dependent on public assistance — somewhere, Paul Ryan is beatifically smiling. masturbating

wonkette.com (more)

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ipsos  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:27:31pm

re: #453 Cheechako

It would have been such an un-Obama thing to do, but after the Senate refused to hold hearings on his SCOTUS nomination, it would have been delightfully ballsy if he’d declared that if the Senate declined to honor its “advise and consent” duties, he would consider Justice Garland seated.

464
Dave In Austin  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:27:41pm
465
BeachDem  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:28:56pm

To combat the massive heatwave, here’s a little shade courtesy of Michael Beschloss.

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gocart mozart  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:29:25pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:31:33pm

Okay, that’s weird. I type in huffingtonpost.com and I get a Yahoo page saying “that page doesn’t exist.” What’s up with that?

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BeachDem  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:32:25pm

re: #461 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Damn, you beat me to it!

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:37:01pm

re: #467 Anymouse 🌹

Okay, that’s weird. I type in huffingtonpost.com and I get a Yahoo page saying “that page doesn’t exist.” What’s up with that?

I had no problem.
Make sure it’s huffingtonpost.com You may need the s: part in your URL.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:37:54pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:43:52pm

re: #469 wheat-dogg

I had no problem.
Make sure it’s huffingtonpost.com You may need the s: part in your URL.

It’s working now. I don’t know what happened. Perhaps I mistyped it and didn’t notice. Still not sure why Yahoo’s “can’t find it” page came up though.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 5, 2018 • 8:51:53pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 9:06:00pm

Libertarians suggest one way to assuage the unfounded fears of conservatives about migrants at the Mexican border are to send them to Puerto Rico, because after all, they speak Spanish.

reason.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 9:09:01pm

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

The trade war has officially begun with China.

And the Hang Seng Index has just dropped by 150+…

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wheat-dogg  Jul 5, 2018 • 9:10:01pm

re: #473 Anymouse 🌹

Libertarians suggest one way to assuage the unfounded fears of conservatives about migrants at the Mexican border are to send them to Puerto Rico, because after all, they speak Spanish.

reason.com

Oh, yeah, that’d work out just fine.

Do the libertarians understand that riqueños have been leaving PR in droves for years? There’s no jobs there.

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austin_blue  Jul 5, 2018 • 9:10:32pm

re: #473 Anymouse 🌹

Libertarians suggest one way to assuage the unfounded fears of conservatives about migrants at the Mexican border are to send them to Puerto Rico, because after all, they speak Spanish.

reason.com

Of course they do. Because Puerto Ricans are US citizens and they speak Spanish and Mexicans and other Spanish speakers are…are…okay, I got distracted and lost the thread.

What the fuck?

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austin_blue  Jul 5, 2018 • 9:19:40pm

re: #474 Joe Bacon 🌹

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

The trade war has officially begun with China.

And the Hang Seng Index has just dropped by 150+…

Trade wars are easy to win, said the Jizz-spewing SpunkTrumpet. Okay, you’re on, Donny. Win it. It’s easy. Get after it! We should be done with it by Saturday, right?

What a fucking ignorant shit stain.

Golly! Sorry, I’m being un-civil.

Pulls forelock, kneels to the Prexy’s Hegemonic Authoritay.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 5, 2018 • 9:25:23pm

re: #475 wheat-dogg

Oh, yeah, that’d work out just fine.

Do the libertarians understand that riqueños have been leaving PR in droves for years? There’s no jobs there.

The article notes that the highest population in Puerto Rico was in 2004, and has been falling ever since.

What they are arguing for is a way to replace population (they don’t mention jobs). It’s also a mighty convenient method of Jim Crow for refugees (put ‘em all in PR).

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jul 6, 2018 • 3:47:05pm

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European Court: Russia’s Arrests of Navalny Were Political The court’s highest chamber found that Russian authorities violated multiple human rights in detaining Navalny seven times from 2012 to 2014, and that two of the arrests were expressly aimed at “suppressing political pluralism.” It ordered Russia to pay ...
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Definition of the Kilogram Is About to Change Au Revoir to Le Grand K. The world is about to say au revoir to Le Grand K, a cylinder of platinum and iridium that has long reigned over the world's system of weight measurement. Le Grand K was ...
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“Documenting Hate: New American Nazis, ” Coming Soon… — ProPublica In the wake of the deadly anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, ProPublica and Frontline present a new investigation into white supremacist groups in America — in particular, a neo-Nazi group, Atomwaffen Division, that has ...
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Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Wins Arizona Senate Race, Flipping Second GOP Seat Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has defeated Republican Martha McSally to win the Arizona Senate race, the Associated Press projected Monday evening. With Sinema's victory to flip the open seat of retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, she becomes the first Democrat ...
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I DONT KNOW HOW but THEY FOUND ME - Do It All the Time This footage was first thought to be a conceptual art piece produced by the band before making music videos had become standard music industry practice. While the exact date and circumstances under which it was produced are unclear, the ...
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Sirintip - Don’t Give Up (Youtube Spaces Session) “Don’t Give Up”Music and lyrics by Sirintip Sirintip - voiceHorace Bray - guitarAndrew Freedman - keysJames Quinlan - bassNolan Byrd - drums Filmed at: Youtube Space New York Videographer: Matt MarlinskiAudio Engineer: Irving GadouryMixed by: Jonathan SmithMixed at: Galaxy ...
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Muse Perform the Dark Side on Later… With Jools HollandMuse perform The Dark Side on Later... with Jools Holland on BBC Two (6th October 2018). For more performances and interviews from the show, subscribe now: bit.ly. Watch the whole episode here: bbc.co.uk
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The Pentagon Has Prepared a Cyberattack Against Russia Officials say the new Trump cyberoperations order, National Security Presidential Memorandum 13 (NSPM 13), is designed to allow Defense Secretary James Mattis and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to approve retaliatory strikes without the approval of others in ...
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Trump’s Orwellian EPA Disappears Climate Change Pagemotherboard.vice.com epa.gov pages that previously provided information about climate change have been changed from claiming that they are "updating" to an error message that reads, "We want to help you find what you are looking for," as revealed by a ...
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