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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:16:51pm

How long can she hold her breath?

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gocart mozart  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:17:35pm
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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:18:13pm
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makeitstop  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:21:06pm

Cool video. My first thought was ‘How long was the dancer under water?’

Also, a very different Fiona Apple than one hears on the radio. Nice.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:27:11pm

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka

How long can she hold her breath?

If you watch carefully, there are cuts in the video to different camera angles. I would guess she performed the dance in segments, and the video was then edited to splice them together.

Even so, I admire her breath control. That’s a lot of anaerobic exercise there!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:27:31pm

re: #3 JordanRules

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I still wouldn’t buy his crappy cardboard psuedo pizza.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:27:52pm

re: #3 JordanRules

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:30:17pm

re: #7 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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wheat-dogg  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:32:08pm

re: #5 wheat-dogg

She’s a freediver. That explains her breath control skills.

French Wikipedia fr.wikipedia.org

Her website juliegautier.com

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KGxvi  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:32:45pm

re: #2 gocart mozart

Why are they making fun of John Oliver?

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wheat-dogg  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:33:08pm

re: #6 Joe Bacon 🌹

I still wouldn’t buy his crappy cardboard psuedo pizza.

Schnatter is a Class 1 asshole. His neighbors don’t even like him.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:35:01pm

re: #3 JordanRules

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I’m shocked that the black athletes should shut up guy was casually using the n-word. Oh wait, it gets better?

Just seven months after exiting the CEO role after making critical comments about the NFL’s national-anthem dispute, Schnatter came under fire following a media report that he used a racial slur and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities on a May conference call with a media agency.

“News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true,” Schnatter said in the statement. “Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society.”

So what I gather from this is that the asshole was on a fucking corporate conference call with a media agency that was pitching a Starbucks style implicit bias training, and he decided that was a good time to go off on a racist rant.

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De Kolta Chair  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:36:28pm

Years ago in NYC, I helped my best friend paint a friend of his apartment/photo studio a block south of Union Square, while his friend was taking head shots of a very charming young musician with the equally charming name of Fiona Apple. A few years later, she released a song that totally bowled me over, which to this day remains one of my very faves. I’m very glad she’s still around and going strong. I think she just may well be a genius.

Extraordinary Machine

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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:37:07pm

re: #12 goddamnedfrank

I’m shocked that the black athletes should shut up guy was casually using the n-word. Oh wait, it gets better?

So what I gather from this is that the asshole was on a fucking corporate conference call with a media agency that was pitching a Starbucks style implicit bias training, and he decided that was a good time to go off on a racist rant.

Apparently literally couldn’t help himself. Helluva drug it is.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:37:57pm

I always loved her first album cover.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:41:53pm

re: #13 De Kolta Chair

Years ago in NYC, I helped my best friend paint a friend of his apartment/photo studio, while his friend was taking head shots of a very interesting young lady with the charming name of Fiona Apple. A few years later, she released a song that totally bowled me over, and to this day remains one of my faves…

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I love that song. I’ve never met her, but I did see her show at Northerly Island in Chicago in 2006.

She gets so intense when singing that she visible scratches her chest drawing blood.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:43:46pm

Bill Bramhall in NY Daily News:

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:47:01pm

re: #4 makeitstop

Cool video. My first thought was ‘How long was the dancer under water?’

Also, a very different Fiona Apple than one hears on the radio. Nice.

It’s written by the same guy that did Witchcraft and The Best is Yet to Come. 1958 vintage.

I’m a huge fan in general, but Fiona Apple singing stuff from old song books is always incredible. She can really hit the same tone and quality that made the old torch singers shine. I mean, her range and skill is present in her own compositions, but it’s incredible to compare her to, say, Billie Holliday or Ella Fitzgerald.

Fiona Apple & Watkins Family Hour: “When I Get Low I Get High” 7.23.2015 (Newport)

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:48:26pm

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austin_blue  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:49:38pm

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka

How long can she hold her breath?

5 minutes and 11 seconds.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:50:46pm

Very cool connection from my brother in the California desert.
The new movie First Man uses an Air Force O-11A crash truck from the Edwards AFB museum.
This was taken during filming:

This is the same truck while it was in service at Edwards in the 60s

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austin_blue  Jul 11, 2018 • 8:58:47pm

So, I’m unclear on Drumf’s itinerary. Is he still in Brussels tomorrow or is he going to Helsinki for his annual meeting with his handler?

I know he’s going to London to meet The Ghost of Brexit, May, but is that before or after Helsinki?.

When is he going to meet and insult the QOE? Is that before or after he goes to Scotland and gets covered with flung sheep shit?

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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:04:46pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:07:45pm

I wonder what the odds are of Schnatter joining the White House comms team?

Half /

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:07:54pm

Checking in from Regina, Saskatchewan.

The weather is trying to kill us. After the tornado in our town followed by 100F temperatures, my wife and I said “screw this, we’re off to Yukon and Alaska.”

Last night we stayed in Terry, Montana. After we settled into our hotel room, the tornado warnings launched across NE Montana and Southern Saskatchewan. This morning, Plentywood, Montana and Minton, Saskatchewan lay damaged by tornadoes (four are thought to have touched down in the Minton area).

There was heavy damage in Plentywood; I took photographs for Nebraska Emergency Management and sent them to the state government tonight (emergency management agencies share photographs with each other).

I didn’t take photographs of people’s damaged homes, as I though some guy driving around Plentywood in a Smart with Nebraska plates taking pictures of private property wouldn’t be received well.

Damage in Minton was limited to agricultural equipment outside of town; I could find only one damaged structure (an overturned grain bin on Provincial Highway 6).

In Plentywood, twenty people were injured, four critically (according to local radio reports).

The National Weather Service was in Plentywood and Environment Canada in Minton assessing damage. The area almost never gets tornadoes, and those injured in Plentywood were caught by surprise in the middle of the night (there were no injuries in Minton).

Minton and Plentywood are about twenty miles apart.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:07:56pm

Feral piglet on a rampage. Imagine what a 400 pounder is like. This is why it is no solution to give hunting rights to suburban slob hunters. The hogs will kick their asses.

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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:08:00pm
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MsJ  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:08:09pm
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jaunte  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:11:32pm

re: #28 MsJ

And here’s the agency he was on the call with:
247laundryservice.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:11:46pm

re: #28 MsJ

Bah, I figured someone would have called that before me.

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plansbandc  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:12:35pm

re: #26 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

He mad. Correction. She mad.

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De Kolta Chair  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:13:18pm

re: #16 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

I caught her at a music fest a couple of years after meeting her, this new kid in town. She had ambition and drive and, most importantly, the talent and chops to back it up, which have obviously never left her. ;-)

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MsJ  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:14:34pm

re: #29 jaunte

And here’s the agency he was on the call with:
247laundryservice.com

A real prince… And a moron.

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jaunte  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:14:37pm

Eleven. How many more will it take?

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teleskiguy  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:15:49pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:16:09pm

re: #34 jaunte

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Eleven. How many more will it take?

At this point I’m half expecting Jordan to be voted Speaker just to “own the libs”.

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austin_blue  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:17:32pm

re: #34 jaunte

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Eleven. How many more will it take?

All of them.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:18:46pm

re: #20 austin_blue

5 minutes and 11 seconds.

Wow. I presume after hyperventilating before the dive.

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jaunte  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:19:08pm

Entire state of Ohio molested; Jim Jordan charges Deep State plot.

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:19:32pm

re: #34 jaunte

Does Jordan have a challenger?

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jaunte  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:20:06pm

re: #40 Belafon

vox.com

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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:20:23pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:22:56pm

re: #34 jaunte

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Eleven. How many more will it take?

He’s never going to be run from office. The leadership won’t defend him, but they’re also not going to shove him out. They’ll just quietly wait and hope that the whole thing goes away with the elections.

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Belafon  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:23:14pm
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austin_blue  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:23:24pm

Every single wrestler who was abused and knew that Jimbo knew about it.

The whole crew. And in this environment, that may not be enough.

Even if there are fifty of them, it may not be enough. Just think about that.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:23:26pm

Trucks overturned by tornado in Plentywood Montana

Inusrance company damaged by tornado in Plentywood, Montana
Grain bin in Minton, Saskatchewan overturned by tornado
Boat on sign after tornado in Plentywood, Montana
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Belafon  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:25:54pm

re: #45 austin_blue

Every single wrestler who was abused and knew that Jimbo knew about it.

The whole crew. And in this environment, that may not be enough.

Even if there are fifty of them, it may not be enough. Just think about that.

The again, an Olympic doctor is in jail, and a Penn icon is no longer. People have to keep up the pressure.

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De Kolta Chair  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:26:38pm

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹

Insurance company damaged by tornado in Plentywood, Montana

Yikes! Is irony an act of god? Asking for an Aeolian.

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austin_blue  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:27:17pm

re: #46 Anymouse 🌹

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Dude, have you considered the possibility that you and your wife are tornado magnets?

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makeitstop  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:27:40pm

This is a fascinating interview with Apple. I find myself wishing I could sit and have a conversation with her.

vulture.com

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:28:18pm

re: #48 De Kolta Chair

Yikes! Is irony an act of god? Asking for Aeolus.

At the convenience store across the street when I went in for soda, the clerk quipped “I hope they have insurance.”

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jaunte  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:28:33pm

re: #42 JordanRules

I remember these same shitheads from my high school.

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teleskiguy  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:28:59pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:29:38pm

re: #49 austin_blue

Dude, have you considered the possibility that you and your wife are tornado magnets?

When my wife and I took a trip to the Michigan Upper Peninsula from Oklahoma, there was a tornado which touched down very close to our motel. We have considered that (the motel owner told us to take our crappy weather back to Oklahoma).

My wife suggested today we could make money as tornado chasers, since they seem to chase us.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:32:30pm

Leave the gun, take the canola. (Minton Saskatchewan)

Tornado damage to restaurant in Plentywood, Montana
Tornado damage to racetrack in Plentywood, Montana
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austin_blue  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:33:30pm

re: #50 makeitstop

This is a fascinating interview with Apple. I find myself wishing I could sit and have a conversation with her.

vulture.com

She has always been enigmatic. Also smart as hell. Of course you would wish for that conversation. Unless you bumped up to her in a totally random fashion, it’s not going to happen.

But I understand the desire. I’d like to have that chat myself.

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De Kolta Chair  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:34:23pm

re: #54 Anymouse 🌹

Hah! One of my best friends is a Moore from the town of Moore, Oklahoma, which gets flattened practically every year. Worse every year lately. She informs me that she doesn’t know anyone there who agrees with these newfangled commie hippie concepts of climate change. Being an intelligent person, she self-deported, to use a Mitt Romney term, ages ago, but she stills goes back to visit her self-destructive bible-spouting family every year. She has a backbone made of concrete, so can handle it.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:34:49pm

I love Betty.

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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:37:36pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:39:10pm

re: #58 wheat-dogg

I love Betty.

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We found the resting place of Apocalypse.

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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:39:35pm
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makeitstop  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:39:58pm

Tomorrow I’ll get a second look at the David Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

I told my long ago former manager about it, and he tried getting tickets through the museum web site, but those tickets are completely gone for the remainder of the run. But my friend is nothing if not resourceful, and he found a boutique hotel in Brooklyn that was offering a pair of tickets free with an overnight stay. And unlike the museum tickets which are only good for a certain time of day, his tickets will be accepted any time we get there.

So once again I’m bagging work and heading into the BK for Bowie, and probably a meal and a couple of beers.

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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:40:03pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:43:10pm

re: #61 JordanRules

There is a whole bunch of derp in that thread… .

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:52:04pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jul 11, 2018 • 9:58:39pm

re: #58 wheat-dogg

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence, but that is unmistakably Bea Arthur.” — Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of The Golden Girls, 1896.

Ta, lizards!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:00:18pm

re: #58 wheat-dogg

“A Massive, Black Sarcophagus Has Been Unearthed in Egypt, And Nobody Knows Who’s Inside.”

If horror movies have taught me anything, we’re better off just leaving it alone.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:05:17pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:07:36pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

“A Massive, Black Sarcophagus Has Been Unearthed in Egypt, And Nobody Knows Who’s Inside.”

If horror movies have taught me anything, we’re better off just leaving it alone.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:09:58pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:11:48pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:12:18pm

re: #69 Anymouse 🌹

Nah, that’s the contents of the giant white coffin that got unearthed, but nobody paid any attention.

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Targetpractice  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:16:48pm

re: #67 Eclectic Cyborg

“A Massive, Black Sarcophagus Has Been Unearthed in Egypt, And Nobody Knows Who’s Inside.”

If horror movies have taught me anything, we’re better off just leaving it alone.

Which means some puffed-up academic/hot-shot prick scientist/desperate-to-get-funding junior professor will crack it open in the hope of making a “one-in-a-lifetime” discovery…dooming us all in the process.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:17:50pm

re: #71 goddamnedfrank

Nipples are illegal in Ohio.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:21:07pm
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Single-handed sailor  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:23:48pm
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De Kolta Chair  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:28:05pm

re: #74 Single-handed sailor

Nipples are illegal in Ohio.

As is bathing a horse in a tub in Worcester, Massachusetts, which my grandpa Pat and his cronies swore they did once as a jape in the 1940’s. Frankly, I’ve always doubted that story because he brewed a delicious and strong porter in that tub and it tasted more like cat, but then again that was in the 1970’s and the horse lather might have worn off by then.

Which, come to think of it, doesn’t explain the cat taste…

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:33:57pm

My wife wants to check her E-mail, so I am going to log out of LGF. G’night y’all. Tomorrow, Saskatoon to do some touring.

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teleskiguy  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:38:56pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:42:14pm

Now I’m thinking about Egyptian tombs, and it occurs to me that Imohotep inventing the pyramid by putting a mastaba on a mastaba on a mastaba precedes Xhibit’s “Yo dawg, I heard you like X, so I put an X in your X” meme by 4 millenia.

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Targetpractice  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:48:19pm

re: #75 goddamnedfrank

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So a cop just happens to be running a “sting” in this club the night she’s performing and so able to catch a customer just up and touch her in a “non-sexual manner” in order to run her in on a misdemeanor that probably carries a pocket change fine.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:58:56pm

re: #81 Targetpractice

Exactly, This reeks.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 11, 2018 • 10:59:30pm

re: #80 The Ghost of a Flea

Now I’m thinking about Egyptian tombs, and it occurs to me that Imohotep inventing the pyramid by putting a mastaba on a mastaba on a mastaba precedes Xhibit’s “Yo dawg, I heard you like X, so I put an X in your X” meme by 4 millenia.

[Pharaoh Djoser]: “Yo, Imhotep, pimp my mastaba.”

[Imhotep]: “No prob, G.”

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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:02:20pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:06:40pm

re: #84 JordanRules

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Kelly remains for much the same reason that a lot of those high up in the food chain do: They know this is it, this is the end of their careers. They’re stuck around so long that their reputations are now classifiable as toxic byproducts, there is no alternative to sticking around besides retirement.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:12:20pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:19:09pm

re: #86 Single-handed sailor

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wheat-dogg  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:21:17pm

re: #84 JordanRules

The continental breakfast excuse is lame. Kelly is not that parochial. I’m sure he’s been the Europe and knows their breakfast eating habits. Anyone who watches the video can see Kelly is reacting to Trump’s remarks, not the French pastry on the table.

These people suck at lying.

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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:22:32pm

re: #86 Single-handed sailor

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wheat-dogg  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:23:02pm

re: #86 Single-handed sailor

A parasite by definition steals from its host and offers nothing in return. Dogs don’t qualify. Neither do cats.

Aquarium fish, now …

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:23:43pm

heh, protocol

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JordanRules  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:23:45pm

re: #88 wheat-dogg

The continental breakfast excuse is lame. Kelly is not that parochial. I’m sure he’s been the Europe and knows their breakfast eating habits. Anyone who watches the video can see Kelly is reacting to Trump’s remarks, not the French pastry on the table.

These people suck at lying.

He’s only mad about the quiet parts being said out loud.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:25:11pm

re: #91 Single-handed sailor

that worked better with the actual picture in the tweet, dammit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:40:42pm

re: #27 JordanRules

Foreign investment in the United States plunged 32% in 2017

But we have a tax cut so that our investors can take up the slack (as soon as they have paid out bonuses and bought up more of their own stock).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:42:08pm

re: #53 teleskiguy

So disappointed in Papa John. I’m praying that Jerry Domino and Carl Hut never let us down like this

Don’t forget what Little Caesar did to us…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:46:53pm

re: #85 Targetpractice

Kelly remains for much the same reason that a lot of those high up in the food chain do: They know this is it, this is the end of their careers. They’re stuck around so long that their reputations are now classifiable as toxic byproducts, there is no alternative to sticking around besides retirement.

He does not have enough profile to get hired by Fox

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:56:07pm

I see yesterday’s downturn in the markets fixed everything with the tariff wars and today they rallied like we set record GDP reports around the world. Reality is irrelevant.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 11, 2018 • 11:57:30pm

re: #97 Single-handed sailor

I see yesterday’s downturn in the markets fixed everything with the tariff wars and today they rallied like we set record GDP reports around the world. Reality is irrelevant.

DT knows what he can get away with. And this NATO kerfuffle is just blowing smoke for other heinous things going down in the background, rights being dismantled and government regulations and protections being abolished.

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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:07:43am

re: #86 Single-handed sailor

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:10:13am

A Regina radio station has additional pictures taken in Plentywood, Montana from a person who lives there. Those include extensive damage to aircraft at the airport, a down pylon for a high tension line, and some photos of homes damaged.

cjme.com

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:16:34am

re: #86 Single-handed sailor

This Chris Reed seems to think it is shameful and exploitative, of humans, that our relationship with dogs is not entirely a one way street. He is apparently trying to compete with Trump for asshole of the century.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:21:27am

I will offer logical arguments even where none or called for: people keep dogs and cats because they want to, nobody keeps a tick or an intestinal worm voluntarily.

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:26:37am

Our dog was a very effective burglar deterrent, and our cat made mice extinct in our home. If we’re going for “earning their keep,” both did.

re: #102 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I will offer logical arguments even where none or called for: people keep dogs and cats because they want to, nobody keeps a tick or an intestinal worm voluntarily.

See the Tapeworm Diet (goes to Healthline)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:28:14am

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹

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Our dog was a very effective burglar deterrent, and our cat made mice extinct in our home. If we’re going for “earning their keep,” both did.

See the Tapeworm Diet (goes to Healthline)

no normal person keeps an intestinal worm

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Anymouse 🌹  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:30:46am

re: #104 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no normal person keeps an intestinal worm

Low maintenance, always with you, what’s not to like? /s

I’m off to bed. I’ll catch y’all later, eh?

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:40:58am

Kim Yong Nam Meets Under-Secretary General for UN Humanitarian Affairs

Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, met and had a talk with Mark Andrew Lowcock, under-secretary general for the UN Humanitarian Affairs, and his party who paid a courtesy call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Wednesday.

UN Official Visits Pyongyang Children’s Foodstuff Factory

Mark Andrew Lowcock, under-secretary general for the UN Humanitarian Affairs, and his party visited the Pyongyang Children’s Foodstuff Factory.

The guests went round various parts of the factory producing foodstuffs good for the growth of children.

They also toured the Tower of the Juche Idea, the Korean Rehabilitation Centre for Children with Disability and aid projects in Unryul and Sinchon counties of South Hwanghae Province.

Rodong News Team

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:42:58am

North Korean Minister of Foodstuffs: Kim Yong Nom

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:58:43am

hmmm

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:59:42am

re: #106 Single-handed sailor

Little wonder that so many North Korean kids are malnourished.

Kim Jong-un is eating everything.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:02:27am

What’s that term the Chinese people aren’t supposed to call him?

Oh yeah, ‘Kim Fatty the Third’.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:05:11am

Unemployment is at a 22-year low here in the Czech Republic. Courtesy of Google Translate:

“The labor market broke further records in June,” said Pavel Sobisek, analyst at UniCredit Bank, but the month-on-month decrease in the number of unemployed by 6,000 was the lowest for June in ten years, indicating a limited potential for further downgrading. not the weakening of demand, which, on the contrary, remains enormous. The number of vacancies exceeded 300,000 in June, which is also a record value.

There is 0.74 job vacancies per vacancy, which is also a new historical minimum, Raiffeisenbank analyst Milan Frydrych added. With the advent of summer seasonal factors are in full force. They will survive until the autumn months when the unemployment rate, according to its estimate, will keep below the three-percent threshold. In July, the drop in unemployment should give a pause as new graduates arrive on the labor market and will have a while to find a job. For this year, he estimated the average rate of unemployment to 3.2 percent.

However, there are warning signs on the horizon:

The tense situation on the labor market is the main barrier to further expansion of industrial production in the Czech Republic, Cyrrusu analyst Lukáš Kovanda agreed. The Czech labor market has a record number of jobs. But the vast majority of them do not need maturity. “Over the last year, more than one thousand jobs have been created, which do not require graduation, but only about 7500 graduate students. This also shows that the Czech labor market is significantly overheated, and it is clearly dominated by jobs with relatively low qualifications. This is not desirable in terms of medium and long-term development of the Czech economy, “he said.

Czech original here: irozhlas.cz

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wheat-dogg  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:05:37am

From two hours ago, he’s still winging about NATO and trade.

113
Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:15:51am

re: #111 Dr Lizardo

Unemployment is at a 22-year low here in the Czech Republic. Courtesy of Google Translate:

However, there are warning signs on the horizon:

Czech original here: irozhlas.cz

Has Trump taken credit yet?

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:21:10am

re: #112 wheat-dogg

From two hours ago, he’s still winging about NATO and trade.

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The EU should double the rent on US bases. Fuck Trump, fuck America till they fix this shit.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:22:35am

Woah! Adnan Oktar (our favorite Turkish creationist) has been arrested!

Adnan Oktar, known as “Adnan Hoca” in the public opinion, was organized with a giant operation against sabhat. Among the charges are “organizing a criminal organization”, “international spying” and “harassment of young children”. There are a large number of detentions in the air assisted major operation.

The operation, in which the women known as “kittens” were detained and Adnan Oktar, who is often on the agenda, and about 235 disciples, was held against sabahat.

Investigation into Adnan Oktar and his group was reported to have taken over the company, associations and foundations where 235 suspects were confiscated.

Apparently, weapons were seized and the followers of this would-be Mahdi are saying it’s all a plot of the “British Deep State” - the object of his latest conspiracy theory.

Here’s the Turkish original…..I’ll see if I can find an English source.

odatv.com

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:26:55am

RT was more than happy to provide a poll on US bases in Germany.

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:27:36am

re: #114 Single-handed sailor

The EU should double the rent on US bases. Fuck Trump, fuck America till they fix this shit.

“double”??? You mean more like sextuple? At commercial rates for equivalent real estate you’re talking X6 to X10. Even moron Trump should understand this.

Or better yet, kick out US personnel and let’s use the bases to house refugees.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:28:03am

OK, here we go…..from Al-Jazeera English:

A notorious televangelist has been arrested by Turkish police from his home on dozens of charges that include fraud, sexual assault, and military espionage.

Adnan Oktar was arrested in Istanbul by the city’s police financial crimes unit after an operation that had spread over five provinces, Anadolu Agency reported.

According to Turkish daily Hurriyet, security forces seized an arms cache, body armours and armoured vehicles at the televangelist’s residence. Oktar was caught as he was trying to run away, the daily added.

A total of 235 arrest warrants were issued in a major crackdown on his supporters, with 79 arrested so far in raids supported by helicopters.

The detention warrant accuses Oktar and his followers of dozens of charges, including money laundering, forming a criminal organisation, sexual abuse of children, torture, illegal recording of personal data, and political and military espionage.

aljazeera.com

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:30:07am

And a bit more, this time from BBC:

Turkish police have arrested a controversial preacher known for giving televised sermons surrounded by young women he refers to as his “kittens”.

Adnan Oktar was detained on Wednesday morning on suspicion of fraud, alongside more than 100 of his followers in a series of raids.

Critics have accused the Islamic preacher of running a cult.

He operates his own television channel, through which he delivered his religious sermons.

Turkey’s financial crimes police were behind the morning raids on Mr Oktar and his followers. They were arrested on suspicion of a litany of charges, including running a criminal organisation, tax offences, sexual abuse, and counter-terrorism laws.

Turkish media said 166 of his followers were arrested, but a total of 235 are being sought.

State-run news agency Andalou said he was on the financial crimes unit “most wanted” list - and had been caught while getting ready to flee.

More than 50 guns were seized during the series of raids, along with ammunition, Andalou said.

Assets belonging to Mr Oktar and all 235 suspects have been confiscated by the courts, it added.

bbc.com

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:34:58am

According to CNN’s Jeremy Diamond, Trump just strolled in to his first NATO meeting of the day — a North Atlantic Council meeting with Georgia & Ukraine — about a half-hour late.

Trump similarly made a mark at G7 when he showed up late for breakfast on women’s empowerment.

He doesn’t even bother to hide his contempt.

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:39:36am

Jeremy Hunt, the new UK foreign sec, is a ponce.

Attending the Nato summit, he said:

What we say to the European Union is we’re not the only ones who can’t do the cherry-picking. If they want a deep and special partnership with Britain going forward, then we have to look at our relationship as a whole.

We have. It’s called “EU membership”, (Or failing that, EFTA.)

With monkeys like that in charge, the UK is royally f*cked.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 12, 2018 • 1:59:08am
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:01:21am

Paul Manafort is extremely not smart.

124
Single-handed sailor  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:05:07am

Trump hasn’t tweeted or insulted a foreign dignitary on live TV for 3 hours. What’s happening?

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freetoken  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:08:38am

re: #118 Dr Lizardo

Oktar and his Kittens of Creation - one of my better pages. I’ve linked it here many times before. It’s a few years old and some of the links are OBE.

It was obviously a cesspool of problems, for anyone willing to look at it.

The part which your links don’t explore is Oktar’s connection to American creationists. He’s run a total of three conferences now, I think, with plenty of American creationists in tow.

Fundamentalists are not known to be very good at evaluating character.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:09:26am

re: #109 Dr Lizardo

Little wonder that so many North Korean kids are malnourished.

Kim Jong-un is eating everything.

I remember when I read about how he sent experts to Switzerland to learn cheesemaking as he is very fond of Swiss Emmenthaler. So Kim gets the cheese while his people get the holes…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:10:10am

re: #119 Dr Lizardo

As an aside regarding the arrest of Adnan Oktar, the most serious thing I can see is the invocation of “violating anti-terrorism laws”.

That’s exactly what the Turkish authorities have used as of late to go after Gülen and his followers - and much like Adnan Oktar (and his followers), Fetullah Gülen was once a close ally of Erdoğan.

There’s been rumors for years that Oktar basically had Erdoğan on his speed-dial. Looks like Erdoğan’s getting rid of any potential embarrassments now that he’s made himself God-Emperor of Turkey.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:11:13am

re: #116 Single-handed sailor

US troops should withdraw from Germany:
- 42% - for
- 37% - against
- 21% - can’t decide

a lot of the 37% against vote is from people in rural areas who are dependent on US military bases for employment…

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:11:49am

re: #125 freetoken

Oktar and his Kittens of Creation - one of my better pages. I’ve linked it here many times before. It’s a few years old and some of the links are OBE.

It was obviously a cesspool of problems, for anyone willing to look at it.

The part which your links don’t explore is Oktar’s connection to American creationists. He’s run a total of three conferences now, I think, with plenty of American creationists in tow.

Fundamentalists are not known to be very good at evaluating character.

There was one of those creationist conferences he held in Istanbul with American (and other) creationists/woowoo peddlers, etc., only about a month or so ago, I recall.

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Single-handed sailor  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:21:54am

Someone thinks it’s important to send a clear message…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:23:43am

re: #130 Single-handed sailor

Someone thinks it’s important to send a clear message…

We must maintain the purity of our ideological solutions!

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:37:37am

From the Guardian:

Police officers guarding Trump being forced to sleep in worse conditions than prisoners, says Police Federation

Police securing Donald Trump’s visit to the UK are being forced to sleep in unacceptable conditions worse than cells, the organisation representing rank-and-file officers has said. As the Press Association reports, pictures show cramped lines of camp beds filling a vast gymnasium and sleeping mats on the floor of a squash court for officers to rest on between long shifts policing the US President’s trip, starting on Thursday.

The Police Federation has complained of the conditions its members are facing during the operation, which will see officers from across the country enlisted at a cost of up to £10m. Simon Kempton, the organisation’s deputy treasurer in England and Wales, said 300 officers are expected to sleep in the gymnasium with no hot water and restricted access to warm food. He said:

These officers have been asked to leave their families to travel to another part of the country to help protect the public and the president and all they expect in return is to be treated with some dignity and respect.

What’s clear is that anyone overnight who has been arrested by the police would be put in accommodation far superior to what the officers are staying in.

Kempton said officers at that site are only averaging three to four hours’ sleep ahead of 15-hour shifts because of the conditions.

This is from the Lincolnshire Police Federation.

Spreading love wherever he goes.

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ericblair  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:39:46am
a lot of the 37% against vote is from people in rural areas who are dependent on US military bases for employment…

Quite possibly, but that’s political reality. It’s a lot of money for a lot of communities, and it’s not only a decision for people who aren’t affected by the outcome.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:08:09am

re: #132 Lupin

The Police Federation has complained of the conditions its members are facing during the operation, which will see officers from across the country enlisted at a cost of up to £10m. Simon Kempton, the organisation’s deputy treasurer in England and Wales, said 300 officers are expected to sleep in the gymnasium with no hot water and restricted access to warm food. He said:

nearly as much as the US will save from cancelling maneuvers with South Korea

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:12:01am

There’s been an emergency session at the NATO summit this morning- rumours about Trump threatening to pull out of NATO if the other member don’t pay 2%.

And now? A last minute press briefing from Trump about to happen:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:13:45am

re: #135 Alephnaught

There’s been an emergency session at the NATO summit this morning- rumours about Trump threatening to pull out of NATO if the other member don’t pay 2%.

And now? A last minute press briefing from Trump about to happen:

It is clear that he has been planning this, and it will go down great with his supporters, like dumping a deadbeat dead (which many of them are)

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:16:18am

re: #135 Alephnaught

re: #136 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If Trump announces at some spontaneous presser that he’s pulling the US out of NATO, I gotta wonder…..what are the Pubbies back home gonna do about it?

And what’s the military gonna say about it?

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wheat-dogg  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:19:08am

re: #120 Lupin

According to CNN’s Jeremy Diamond, Trump just strolled in to his first NATO meeting of the day — a North Atlantic Council meeting with Georgia & Ukraine — about a half-hour late.

Trump similarly made a mark at G7 when he showed up late for breakfast on women’s empowerment.

He doesn’t even bother to hide his contempt.

NATO members should just conclude all business while Trump is out of the room, then pretend to carry on a normal meeting after he arrives.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:21:08am

re: #137 Dr Lizardo

If Trump announces at some spontaneous presser that he’s pulling the US out of NATO, I gotta wonder…..what are the Pubbies back home gonna do about it?

And what’s the military gonna say about it?

The former will rejoice and the latter will start trying to figure out how to polish a turd.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:22:46am

re: #120 Lupin

According to CNN’s Jeremy Diamond, Trump just strolled in to his first NATO meeting of the day — a North Atlantic Council meeting with Georgia & Ukraine — about a half-hour late.

Trump similarly made a mark at G7 when he showed up late for breakfast on women’s empowerment.

He doesn’t even bother to hide his contempt.

More about this via The Guardian:

The US president renewed his criticism of European Nato members for not spending enough on defence at a closed session on Thursday morning that had been intended to be confined to non-budgetary issues.

His outburst led to the scrapping of a series of planned press conferences and bilateral meetings as European leaders struggled to respond. Theresa May and Angela Merkel cancelled press conferences.

Trump turned up late for the morning sessions involving Nato leaders, intended to discuss the accession of Ukraine and Georgia to the alliance. When he delivered his rebuke over defence spending, the Ukrainian and Georgian leaders were asked to leave because it was a purely Nato matter.

Soon after, the meeting broke up. European leaders retreated to their offices for discussion with their officials.

Talk about chaos.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:23:14am

re: #123 goddamnedfrank

Paul Manafort is extremely not smart.

It’s hard to say if Manafort is supremely stupid or so convinced that he is untouchable that he continues to dig himself a deeper hole legally.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:24:39am

re: #140 Alephnaught

More about this via The Guardian:

Talk about chaos.

Putin right now:

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:28:34am

Trump’s speaking now. Looks like he’s basically claiming victory for stuff that was already agreed (ie spending rises for member nations.).

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:28:58am

More thoughts about the NATO kerfuffle.

With the 97-2 nigh-unanimous strongly-worded US Senate resolution yesterday, despite the old canard of not undermining the President while he’s abroad, it is clear that the Senate did just that.

In effect the word if the US president is either (a) not worth the paper it’s printed on; or (b) you’re already in full blown constitutional crisis.

You sort it out.

Behind the bluster, the cowardice. Ultimately, Trump did not threaten to pull out of NATO despite it all, at least according to two NATO sources speaking to Reuters. Asked if he had issued the threat to quit the military alliance, both sources said: “No”.

It’s all kabuki, but dangerous kabuki because even though the fat buffoon doesn’t attach any importance to his words, everyone else does..

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:32:52am

PS. Behind the pointless bluster, Caligula Minus managed to derail a meeting to discuss Ukraine and Georgia joining NATO.

Philby, Burgess and Maclean together were pikers compared to Trump.

146
Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:32:54am

Oh my goodness, he said “very stable genius” again.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:33:34am

re: #144 Lupin

More thoughts about the NATO kerfuffle.

With the 97-2 nigh-unanimous strongly-worded US Senate resolution yesterday, despite the old canard of not undermining the President while he’s abroad, it is clear that the Senate did just that.

In effect the word if the US president is either (a) not wroth the paper it’s printed on; or (b) you’re already in full blown constitutional crisis.

You sort it out.

Behind the bluster, the cowardice. Ultimately, Trump did not threaten to pull out of NATO despite it all, at least according to two NATO sources speaking to Reuters. Asked if he had issued the threat to quit the military alliance, both sources said: “No”.

It’s all kabuki, but dangerous kabuki because even though the fat buffoon doesn’t attach any importance to his words, everyone else does..

Good point; for Trump, meaningless bullshitting is part of “negotiations”. He’s always done things that way, and he probably figures everyone else does, too. So, he figures that everyone else is bullshitting and that such bullshitting shouldn’t be taken seriously - it’s basically his idea of a negotiating tactic.

It’s the negotiating tactic of an ill-mannered, petulant toddler. And adults aren’t used to seeing this from another adult (or at least, someone who physically looks like an adult).

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wheat-dogg  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:34:10am

Fascinating backgrounder on the Thai football team. Three of the players and the coach are all stateless minorities, who cross the Thai-Myanmar border regularly.

nytimes.com

Three of the trapped soccer players, as well as their coach, Ekkapol Chantawong, are stateless ethnic minorities, accustomed to slipping across the border to Myanmar one day and returning for a soccer game in Thailand the next.

Their presence undercuts a Thai sense of nationhood that is girded by a triumvirate of institutions: the military, the monarchy and the Buddhist monastery.

After years of reputational decline because of an army coup in 2014 — one of a dozen successful putsches since the country abolished an absolute monarchy in 1932 — Thailand’s military has been handed an opportunity to burnish its image.

Thai Navy SEAL divers became the faces of the rescue operation. And a retired Thai SEAL diver, Saman Gunan, 38, died during the effort to bring air tanks into the cave to aid in the rescue. On Monday evening, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of Thailand, the nation’s junta chief, made his second visit to the cave site.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:35:08am

Anyone want to weigh in on this matter? (From here)

Q: Are you threatening to pull the US out of Nato for any reason? And can you do that without Congress’s approval?

Trump says he thinks he can do that without Congress’s approval, but that will not be an issue, he says.

He says the Nato secretary general thanked him for his intervention.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:35:15am

re: #146 Alephnaught

Oh my goodness, he said “very stable genius” again.

Time for me to revise my Twitter alias again.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:37:23am

they would not be tossing up a smokescreen and tossing flash bombs like this unless there were some really nasty things about to go down elsewhere.

that is the only way I can see it right now

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:37:56am

re: #149 Alephnaught

Anyone want to weigh in on this matter? (From here)

I was struck by the very same thing. (You beat me to it by 1 minute.)

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:42:40am

Talk about mealy-mouthed:

Q: Will you recognise Crimea as part of Russia?

Trump says President Obama allowed that to happen. The Russians then built a bridge to Crimea, and a submarine port.

He says he would not have allowed it to happen.

He says he cannot say what will happen next. But he is “not happy” about the annexation of Crimea.

Is it me, or is he kind of recognising Crimea as part of Russia in that statement?

154
Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:45:44am

Hmmm, smells like a racket…

Trump says the US will help out some of the countries that need to buy more military equipement. It will help them with access to finance.

The US makes the best military equipment in the world, he says. Everyone wants to buy it because it is so good, he says.

Buy our military equipment- at special rates!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:46:04am

re: #153 Alephnaught

Q: Will you recognise Crimea as part of Russia?

Trump says President Obama allowed that to happen. The Russians then built a bridge to Crimea, and a submarine port.

He says he would not have allowed it to happen.

He says he cannot say what will happen next. But he is “not happy” about the annexation of Crimea.

You mean Obama could have gone to war over annexing the Crimea?

Yunno, we had agreed to guarantee Ukraine’s territorial integrity in exchange for them abolishing their nuclear arsenal, which was the fifth largest in the world after the breakup of the USSR.

So since we reneged on our end of the deal, shouldn’t we at least then give them their nukes back so they can defend themselves?

/

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ericblair  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:48:02am

re: #149 Alephnaught

Anyone want to weigh in on this matter? (From here)

IANAL, but this sorta kinda got litigated with Prez Carter and Taiwan back in the day: Goldwater v Carter. SC tossed it out basically because it wasn’t ripe: Carter wanted to pull out of the treaty, but the Senate hadn’t actually passed any formal opposition to the move at that point. Appellate court said that Carter needed Congressional permission to act.

157
Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:49:21am

re: #148 wheat-dogg

Fascinating backgrounder on the Thai football team. Three of the players and the coach are all stateless minorities, who cross the Thai-Myanmar border regularly.

nytimes.com

Interesting. I had a student once who learned soccer in a refugee camp in Thailand. He’s from Myanmar. His dream was to run soccer camps for poor kids in Oakland, CA. That’s were his family finally settled.

158
Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:52:47am

He’s flying into the UK this afternoon…

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:54:50am

re: #154 Alephnaught

Trump: The US makes the best military equipment in the world, he says. Everyone wants to buy it because it is so good, he says.

In 2015 one of our oldest subs sank (virtually) one of the US’s most up to date warships, so color me skeptical.

link

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:54:52am

re: #158 Alephnaught

“I don’t know if that’s what they voted for” says Donald Trump about May’s Brexit plan

that is the point, they did not vote for any sort of plan other than to leave

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ericblair  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:55:59am

re: #158 Alephnaught

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He’s flying into the UK this afternoon…

Just listening to him trying to respond to actual journalists, it’s obvious he has no idea what most of them are talking about.

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:57:23am

I wish someone had asked him What do you think of Narnia joining Nato?

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 3:59:19am

re: #161 ericblair

Just listening to him trying to respond to actual journalists, it’s obvious he has no idea what most of them are talking about.

Mishearing “hard brexit” as “heart-breaking”, for instance…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:01:37am

re: #149 Alephnaught

Anyone want to weigh in on this matter? (From here)

Q: Are you threatening to pull the US out of Nato for any reason? And can you do that without Congress’s approval?

Trump says he thinks he can do that without Congress’s approval, but that will not be an issue, he says.

He says the Nato secretary general thanked him for his intervention.

Jesus Fuck! I preface a lot of things with “When they elect me dictator, I’ll….”, but he honestly thinks he was elected dictator. And by -3,000,000 votes at that. SMDH!

165
Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:02:46am
He probably, at least partially, won an election because of his views on immigration, he says. He says Brexit happened because of this.

The truth out of the mouths of babes and drunkards.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:03:53am

Interesting point:

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:04:47am
Trump answers his final question by saying that what he wants is peace all over the world.

Unicorns. Rainbows. Chocolate cake. Paddington Bear. Nappy time.

The most embarrassing press conference ever.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:05:52am

re: #166 Alephnaught

The EU countries have agreed in spending an extra 33 billion in defence, not on #NATO, but in defence overall. I reckon this summit will become known has the one that provided one of the biggest pushes towards the creation of an independent EU defence capability.

I am certain that they have been working on contingency plans ever since DT took office and are now about to start implementing them.

They are putting a good face on this because they are diplomats and state leaders, but they are not going to take this sitting down.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:05:54am

re: #166 Alephnaught

The EU countries have agreed in spending an extra 33 billion in defence, not on #NATO, but in defence overall. I reckon this summit will become known has the one that provided one of the biggest pushes towards the creation of an independent EU defence capability

I have to agree. The EU countries now realize that the USA - at least under Trump and his neo-isolationist notions - is no longer a reliable ally.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:06:12am

Press briefing over now.

Hmmm, am I the only noticing a lot of accounts spamming the Fox News video of the Press briefing on #NatoSummit2018 ? (EDIT: Ah, they’re retweeting Trump retweeting Fox New)

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:09:45am

The new class of French nuclear subs are called Barracuda. I wish they’d name them Camembert, Saint-Emilion, or something more French. Are folks aboard enemy ships supposed to be terrified by the name? This is not Batman.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:10:19am

re: #168 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am certain that they have been working on contingency plans ever since DT took office and are now about to start implementing them.

They are putting a good face on this because they are diplomats and state leaders, but they are not going to take this sitting down.

Actually, there’s been quite a lot of talk about an independent EU defence policy for some time, but it was always in the background, assumed to be a part of political union within the EU following economic union. Obviously the way Trump’s been going on, progress on this might accelerate.

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:11:09am

re: #169 Dr Lizardo

I have to agree. The EU countries now realize that the USA - at least under Trump and his neo-isolationist notions - is no longer a reliable ally.

You might go a little further and say “limited opponent”. I think we passed “ally” a while ago.

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:11:44am

re: #172 Alephnaught

Actually, there’s been quite a lot of talk about an independent EU defence policy for some time, but it was always in the background, assumed to be a part of political union within the EU following economic union. Obviously the way Trump’s been going on, progress on this might accelerate.

Now that the Brits are no longer there to cripple it, it stands a chance.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:12:30am

re: #172 Alephnaught

Actually, there’s been quite a lot of talk about an independent EU defence policy for some time, but it was always in the background, assumed to be a part of political union within the EU following economic union. Obviously the way Trump’s been going on, progress on this might accelerate.

Angela already hinted at that as early as last year. And these are not people to just shoot off their mouths and then send their underlings scrambling to come up with something concrete, I am sure she would not have even mentioned it unless they had planning studies at least well underway.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:13:47am

Like I said, Trump appears to be taking credit for something that’s already been agreed:

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:15:56am

re: #175 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Angela already hinted at that as early as last year. And these are not people to just shoot off their mouths and then send their underlings scrambling to come up with something concrete, I am sure she would not have even mentioned it unless they had planning studies at least well underway.

The alternative is becoming full-fledged, tribute-paying vassal states borrowing money from the US to pay for US arms. Trump’s vision. Cretinous.

178
Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:18:09am
Trump answers his final question by saying that what he wants is peace all over the world.

Maybe he really said “piss all over the world”?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:18:51am

re: #177 Lupin

The alternative is becoming full-fledged, tribute-paying vassal states borrowing money from the US to pay for US arms. Trump’s vision. Cretinous.

Is that not pretty much what the Warsaw Pact was about?

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Teukka  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:18:59am

re: #128 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

a lot of the 37% against vote is from people in rural areas who are dependent on US military bases for employment…

Assuming the poll was legit and made in a way which didn’t skew the results.
(cf. Darrel Huff - How to Lie With Statistics)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:21:36am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:21:41am

re: #180 Teukka

Assuming the poll was legit and made in a way which didn’t skew the results.
(cf. Darrel Huff - How to Lie With Statistics)

Nonetheless, people in and around rural locations like Ramstein, Spangdahlem, Grafenwöhr and Baumholder are highly dependent on the contribution of the US military to the local economy.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:22:34am

re: #181 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Trump arrived 30 minutes late to today’s NATO summit, missed his scheduled meetings with at least two world leaders, prompted the secretary general to call an emergency session, held an impromptu 35-minute news conference, and is now leaving for the airport go fly to London.

In the 19th century, he would have showed up drunk and proceeded to piss in the fireplace…

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ericblair  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:22:51am

re: #172 Alephnaught

Actually, there’s been quite a lot of talk about an independent EU defence policy for some time, but it was always in the background, assumed to be a part of political union within the EU following economic union. Obviously the way Trump’s been going on, progress on this might accelerate.

Yes, there is planning for an integration of EU militaries, which would then coordinate with NATO. This would be a much tighter integration than NATO, and has a lot of intra-EU political issues to deal with. Linky: PESCO

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:23:53am

re: #184 ericblair

Yes, there is planning for an integration of EU militaries, which would then coordinate with NATO. This would be a much tighter integration than NATO, and has a lot of intra-EU political issues to deal with.

Europe is starting to see that it is “us versus them, and them other guys, too”

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:30:36am

re: #177 Lupin

The alternative is becoming full-fledged, tribute-paying vassal states borrowing money from the US to pay for US arms. Trump’s vision. Cretinous.

That’s actually what he appeared to offer in his press conference! See my comment at #154 !

Trump says the US will help out some of the countries that need to buy more military equipement. It will help them with access to finance.

The US makes the best military equipment in the world, he says. Everyone wants to buy it because it is so good, he says.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:33:58am

Thread about the 2% NATO commitment that Trump is pretending he sorted out.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:36:05am

Macron’s just called out Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:38:20am

re: #188 Alephnaught

Macron’s just called out Trump.

I can imagine no worse insult

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:38:27am

re: #188 Alephnaught

Macron’s just called out Trump.

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zing!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:50:59am

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAA

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:52:09am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:54:40am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 4:59:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:03:48am

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

Macron says Trump ‘never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from NATO.’

them’s fightin’ words!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:04:51am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:05:01am

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAA

Asked about planned protests ahead of his UK visit, President Trump says “I think they like me a lot in the UK, I think they agree with me on immigration…I’m going to a pretty hot spot right now, with a lot of resignations”

Trump has about an 11% approval in the UK right now.
For contrast, Obama generally polled around 75%

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wheat-dogg  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:05:54am

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

I thought Tahiti is a magical place.

(Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ref)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:06:12am

re: #197 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Trump has about an 11% approval in the UK right now.
For contrast, Obama generally polled around 75%

in other words, it’s Obama’s fault

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:07:35am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:07:51am
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:08:12am

re: #59 JordanRules

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Ordered my copy. I love Souza!! He hates the current White House Occupant as much as I do.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:08:31am

Raining here at the Conspiracy Compound right now. Quite nice. It will apparently be hot later on. How hot? Local Emergency Management has advised people to bring their chickens indoors.
Meanwhile, the uncouth skunk who sprayed my car the other night remains at large. The car has recovered thanks to emergency treatment at a local detail shop. I’ll bet T.E. Lawrence never had problems like this with HIS Rolls-Royces. I’m not sure they have skunks in Arabia but even if they did, the critters wouldn’t have dared to challenge the great Lawrence.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:09:39am

re: #181 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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He has no respect for his European counterparts who are not named Putin.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:11:08am

Good morning from Stormy Daniels Sex Crime City!

Yeeesh.

I’m embarrassed for this city. This is the top story in local news.

Iframe

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:17:01am

good grief

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:20:27am

moron’s negotiating skills are the best, you know…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:22:54am
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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:23:15am

Since bad people making bad pizza is in the news…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:26:50am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:27:41am

re: #210 Sufficient unto the day…

Since bad people making bad pizza is in the news…

I am glad to live in a country where they have Pizza Hut, but the bulk of pizzas sold here are made by local pizzerias, most run by immigrant Italians…

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jeffreyw  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:28:24am

Imgur


Good morning!

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ericblair  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:28:49am

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

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No, fake, she’s not talking about the summit at all; it’s probably old blooper reel footage with a picture shopped into it.

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Weaselone  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:29:00am

re: #204 Patricia Kayden

He has no respect for his European counterparts who are not named Putin.

Apparently with good reason. Trump played them all for chumps, got everything he wanted, and they’re all left sputtering as he leaves. What were Trump’s objectives?
1. Get all of the European bigshots to bow, curtsey and kiss his Highness’ apricot colored heiney while he acted like a belligerent, disrespectful ass because it plays great for the base back home.
2. Successfully claim the 2% of GDP military spending targets as a fruit of his brilliant negotiating skills.

Mission accomplished. Trump only gives a shit about Trump, not NATO, not Europeans and not even his own supporters outside of their usefulness to him for ego gratification and personal power.

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Dr Lizardo  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:30:18am

re: #212 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am glad to live in a country where they have Pizza Hut, but the bulk of pizzas sold here are made by local pizzerias, most run by immigrant Italians…

There was one Pizza Hut in Prague, but it went out of business sometime around 2003 or thereabout.

Most of the pizzas here are made by Czechs - but some Turks too with a handful of pizza joints owned by Greeks and Italians.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:30:45am

re: #197 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Trump has about an 11% approval in the UK right now.
For contrast, Obama generally polled around 75%

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:32:41am

re: #214 ericblair

No, fake, she’s not talking about the summit at all; it’s probably old blooper reel footage with a picture shopped into it.

I prefer Angela Merkel’s real-life response to his gaslighting claim:

“I have experienced myself how a part of Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union. I am very happy that today we are united in freedom, the Federal Republic of Germany. Because of that we can say that we can make our independent policies and make independent decisions. That is very good, especially for people in eastern Germany.”

Now that is throwing some world-class shade. And dry-ice cold burn as well.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:34:46am

re: #217 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

For additional context, stepping in cow patties is about 14%…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:36:38am

re: #219 Sufficient unto the day…

For additional context, stepping in cow patties is about 14%…

Prawn cocktail flavo(u)red crisps are equally as popular there (11%)

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:36:53am

re: #215 Weaselone

Apparently with good reason. Trump played them all for chumps, got everything he wanted, and they’re all left sputtering as he leaves. What were Trump’s objectives?
1. Get all of the European bigshots to bow, curtsey and kiss his Highness’ apricot colored heiney while he acted like a belligerent, disrespectful ass because it plays great for the base back home.
2. Successfully claim the 2% of GDP military spending targets as a fruit of his brilliant negotiating skills.

Mission accomplished. Trump only gives a shit about Trump, not NATO, not Europeans and not even his own supporters outside of their usefulness to him for ego gratification and personal power.

In other words…just another day in Trump World®.

When history books are written there will be a headline on a page listing his accomplishments. And then there will be one sentence saying he accomplished nothing of actual merit.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:38:13am

“I think they like me a lot in the U.K.,” Trump says. As of January, polls showed 11% of people in Britain thought he was a good or great president.

Monty Python - Whizzo Butter

This is a country in which 9 out of 10 housewives cannot tell the difference between Whizzo Butter and a dead crab.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:41:10am

re: #221 ObserverArt

In other words…just another day in Trump World®.

When history books are written there will be a headline on a page listing his accomplishments. And then there will be one sentence saying he accomplished nothing of actual merit.

at the end of his first 100 days, I tried to look back at him objectively.

On the positive side:

He had proposed a 6% increase in VA spending (although experts said that at least 10% was needed to meet minimum standards)

On the negative side:

Everything else he said or did or proposed.

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sagehen  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:41:29am

re: #171 Lupin

The new class of French nuclear subs are called Barracuda. I wish they’d name them Camembert, Saint-Emilion, or something more French. Are folks aboard enemy ships supposed to be terrified by the name? This is not Batman.

Monet
Manet
Degas
Cezanne
Gaugin

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Weaselone  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:43:28am

re: #221 ObserverArt

In other words…just another day in Trump World®.

When history books are written there will be a headline on a page listing his accomplishments. And then there will be one sentence saying he accomplished nothing of actual merit.

Many of the worst human beings feature quite prominently in history books.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:49:06am

sigh

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:50:32am

re: #225 Weaselone

Many of the worst human beings feature quite prominently in history books.

Yes, for nothing positive.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:52:10am

I stopped eating Red Baron pizza when I found out the Red Baron was a notorious German killing machine.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:53:12am

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

sigh

Not least that the Republic of Ireland is not in the UK, where he’s actually visiting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:54:04am
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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:54:05am
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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:56:47am

re: #224 sagehen

Monet
Manet
Degas
Cezanne
Gaugin

It would just be an impression of a sub!

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 5:59:24am

re: #224 sagehen

Monet
Manet
Degas
Cezanne
Gaugin

GaugUin.
Monet and Manet might engender some confusion; how about Rousseau?
That is a great idea nevertheless.

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mmmirele  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:02:26am

That second bottle of solution prep for my *cough* procedure *cough* was even more disgusting to gag down this morning. I don’t even have the words to express how I feel about having to choke down a salty, salty mixture of *gack* *SPIT* *ewww* that’s allegedly “cranberry” flavored. On the flip side, the taste was so disgusting I had no problem getting down way more than 24 ounces of fluid as directed by the instructions.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:03:28am
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Unshaken Defiance  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:06:22am

Heads up for art movie fans.

DAU.

“DAU”

Depending on who you ask, the experiment has been going on for two years, eight years, 12 years. There have been hundreds of people, or maybe thousands involved. There is a film at its center, or perhaps multiple films and also a “slate” of television series. It’s real, or it’s not real, but it does exist. It’s “DAU,” the insane Ukrainian film production that, at the very least, hired scores of people to participate in an artistic endeavor that, by its very nature, consumed their lives. And now it’s got a trailer.

Here’s what’s for sure: at some point in the early aughts, Russian filmmaker Ilya Khrzhanovsky decamped to the Ukrainian city of Kharkov, where he set up something — he calls it The Institute — in the outskirts of town. He hired people (lots of people) to partake in his vision, which involved recreating ’50s and ’60s Moscow on a massive scale, a full city crafted from nothing and populated with willing participants. Now, whatever the hell Khrzhanovsky cooked up has spawned thirteen films and a number of television series, at least according to the film’s first actual piece of marketing, a thrilling and strange new trailer that recently appeared on the internet (via Birth.Movies.Death. writer Siddhant Adlakha, who also wrote a deep dive about the film in August of last year).

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:12:34am

re: #236 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Sounds like harassment.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:16:09am

re: #224 sagehen

Monet
Manet
Degas
Cezanne
Gaugin

I would volunteer to serve on the Duchamp (the one with the bicycle wheel mounted on the conning tower)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:17:07am

re: #231 Belafon

Trump fact check: he claims Germany gets 70% of its energy from Russia. Actual figure, according to German government, is 9%

Gaslighting in the most literal sense.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:27:12am

A racist to the core

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:29:36am
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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:31:29am

It’s not the 46th president that will prove whether we, as a country, can learn from Trump, it’s the 47th.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:34:23am

re: #243 Belafon

It’s extremely likely the next president of either party doesn’t share Trump’s views on NATO or Russia. But he’s changed things forever just by proving someone like him CAN be elected. Allies will always have to wonder if there’s another Trump waiting to tear up agreements.

Between that and the SCOTUS, it will take decades to recover from the Disaster of ‘16…

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:39:30am

re: #216 Dr Lizardo

There was one Pizza Hut in Prague, but it went out of business sometime around 2003 or thereabout.

Most of the pizzas here are made by Czechs - but some Turks too with a handful of pizza joints owned by Greeks and Italians.

There is a kosher pizza parlor in Prague, it’s about a block away from the Alt Neu Shul. Run by Israelis of course.

There is another kosher restaurant, very expensive, “King Solomon’s Cellar” or something like that, which serves traditional Czech cuisine. I went there by myself and enjoyed the goulash & got takeout for Zedushka, who was sulking at our luxurious Airbnb because KLM lost his luggage and he didn’t have any clean underwear. (We found it at the airport after a Kafka-esque search)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:41:04am

re: #245 The Vicious Babushka

Zedushka …was sulking at our luxurious Airbnb because KLM lost his luggage and he didn’t have any clean underwear. (We found it at the airport after a Kafka-esque search)

I assume you know this bit from The Onion, but it is always worth re-posting:

Prague’s Kafka International Named Most Alienating Airport

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:43:06am

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:43:41am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:43:45am

re: #47 Belafon

The again, an Olympic doctor is in jail, and a Penn icon is no longer. People have to keep up the pressure.

Difference is that they weren’t republican politicians.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:47:07am

re: #73 Targetpractice

Which means some puffed-up academic/hot-shot prick scientist/desperate-to-get-funding junior professor will crack it open in the hope of making a “one-in-a-lifetime” discovery…dooming us all in the process.

Where’s Geraldo?!

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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:47:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:49:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:51:27am

re: #252 Backwoods_Sleuth

Once again, Trump flew into Europe like a pigeon through an open window, flapped around in a panic, broke stuff, shit all over everything, and then found the window again and flew back out.

This is all planned and orchestrated to distract us from some other serious & heinous shit going down somewhere else.

And this playbook has been working like a charm since he has been in power.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:52:33am

re: #252 Backwoods_Sleuth

Easy for you to say, Chris. He’s just flown through our window now.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:53:51am

re: #249 GlutenFreeJesus

Difference is that they weren’t republican politicians.

FYI—Joe Paterno was a major Republican activist in PA. Endlessly campaigned for Republican candidates.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:54:46am

re: #241 Stanley Sea

A racist to the core

Africa is a terrible country, it’s true.
//

Has Donny ever been to Africa?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:55:40am

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

JUST WHAT I SAID COMPLETELY SHUTOUT

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:56:45am

re: #257 Sir John Barron

Africa is a terrible country, it’s true.
//

Has Donny ever been to Africa?

Point is, nobody asked him to put up (be specific about his claims) or shut up.

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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:57:36am

I called Rand Paul in opposition to Brett Kavanaugh yesterday and urge all Ky lizards to do the same. Its a long shot, but worth taking. I told him I opposed Kavanaugh because he’s a supporter of the surveillance state and putting the President above the law, and we don’t need more imperial presidencies like Bush and Obama (remember, trying to sway a Republican). I would suggest not reminding him of things he’ll like, such as reversing Roe or striking down the ACA and other economic regulations, which are the reasons Paul will probably vote yes anyway.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:57:36am

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

sigh

Such dignity and very classyness

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:58:40am

re: #260 Big Beautiful Door

I called Rand Paul in opposition to Brett Kavanaugh yesterday and urge all Ky lizards to do the same. Its a long shot, but worth taking. I told him I opposed Kavanaugh because he’s a supporter of the surveillance state and putting the President above the law, and we don’t need more imperial presidencies like Bush and Obama (remember, trying to sway a Republican). I would suggest not reminding him of things he’ll like, such as reversing Roe or striking down the ACA and other economic regulations, which are the reasons Paul will probably vote yes anyway.

Right. Not worried about Kaine and Warner opposing him.

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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:58:48am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 6:59:23am

re: #263 JordanRules

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JFC

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:00:54am

re: #263 JordanRules

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“CO2 is a natural component of the air we breathe and without is there would be no life on earth.”

And without water there would be no life, so why worry about flood control?

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:02:41am

re: #249 GlutenFreeJesus

Difference is that they weren’t republican politicians.

I should have remembered to list Dennis Hastert as well, I guess.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:02:45am

re: #255 Alephnaught

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:03:19am

re: #246 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I assume you know this bit from The Onion, but it is always worth re-posting:

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That pretty much sums up our lost luggage experience, except the Prague airport is named for Václav Havel, not Franz Kafka.

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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:04:10am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:06:25am

re: #269 JordanRules

The meeting he showed up late to, according to Politico, was a discussion on Russian aggression

— Robert Maguire

Surprised he showed up at all.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:06:59am

re: #268 The Vicious Babushka

That pretty much sums up our lost luggage experience, except the Prague airport is named for Václav Havel, not Franz Kafka.

On an unrelated note, I always find it interesting who cities name their airports after. We have Dulles, Marshall, & Reagan here.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:07:37am

re: #269 JordanRules

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Jeez.

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wheat-dogg  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:08:29am

re: #251 JordanRules

Jeffersonville’s population is about 13% African-American*, so I can see one part of his motivation.

* Per Wikipedia, 2010 census data.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:08:33am

re: #267 MsJ

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The Trump Sandwich:
A bunch of baloney
With Russian Dressing
& A Small Pickle

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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:08:39am
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Big Beautiful Door  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:09:57am

re: #275 JordanRules

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Yeah, that never happens at strip clubs.///

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Dave In Austin  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:12:19am
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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:13:24am
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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:14:08am
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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:16:55am

re: #271 HappyWarrior

On an unrelated note, I always find it interesting who cities name their airports after. We have Dulles, Marshall, & Reagan here.

John Glenn International here in Columbus.

Very proud to have it named for a great Ohioan and American.

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sagehen  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:20:04am

re: #271 HappyWarrior

On an unrelated note, I always find it interesting who cities name their airports after. We have Dulles, Marshall, & Reagan here.

Orange County CA has John Wayne.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:20:51am

re: #281 sagehen

Orange County CA has John Wayne.

Well he was a great hero in all those war…movies

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:20:59am

re: #280 ObserverArt

John Glenn International here in Columbus.

Very proud to have it named for a great Ohioan and American.

A great man. My Dad shook his hand in the early 60’s since he lived nearby. I hate that the DC one is named for Reagan after how he treated the air traffic controllers.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:21:40am

re: #281 sagehen

Orange County CA has John Wayne.

New Orleans has Louis Armstrong I know.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:22:16am

Whilst Trump. was in the air, so were copies of May’s new Brexit White Paper [Link to the actual White Paper] in the House of Commons:

The Brexit minister was about to start his statement before all MPs had a copy of the white paper. The House of Commons had to be suspended for a short while to allow MPs to get the paper and have a chance to read it. (Journalists got copies a couple of hours before!)

MPs are not amused:

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:23:20am
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sagehen  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:25:11am

re: #275 JordanRules

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How is it fair that her mugshot is prettier than the posed portrait I hired a hairdresser and cosmetologist to prepare me for?

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makeitstop  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:25:35am

re: #284 HappyWarrior

New Orleans has Louis Armstrong I know.

We’ve got LaGuardia, Kennedy, and locally, MacArthur.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:26:46am

re: #277 Dave In Austin

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In case you do not know it, the mayor of Columbus is a Democrat. As is most of our city council.

And I wonder just what it might have to do with one Jim Jordan’s issues with the Ohio State wrestling abuse allegations. Ohio State is right in the central part of the city.

Jim Jordan is from Urbana which is about 40 miles northwest of Columbus.

If this has any political connection, it will be from the Columbus Police and maybe the State government which is ridiculously corrupt Republican and most definitely would throw out some smoke to cover for Jordan.

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BlueSpotinAL  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:27:50am

re: #284 HappyWarrior

New Orleans has Louis Armstrong I know.

Birmingham airport named after civil rights activist Fred Shuttlesworth.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:30:00am

re: #288 makeitstop

We’ve got LaGuardia, Kennedy, and locally, MacArthur.

Yep knew about JFK and LaGuardia. TBH surprised JFK wasn’t in Boston.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:30:54am

re: #285 Alephnaught

They are *literally* throwing copies of the Brexit White Paper around the chamber to MPs who haven’t been given chance to read it.

What a fiasco

In America, it is how our Congress passes a tax bill…

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:31:58am

re: #282 Sir John Barron

Well he was a great hero in all those war…movies

I never got why Wayne was treated like a hero. It’s got nothing to do with his conservative ideology. Jimmy Stewart was just as right wing but he was actually a hero.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:32:58am

Bob Goodlatte sure had a rather biased opening statement in this Strzok testimony.

And Nadler is going right back at them with his opening.

If the opening statements are this pointed and heated, this is going to be one hell of a shit show today.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:33:09am

re: #293 HappyWarrior

I never got why Wayne was treated like a hero. It’s got nothing to do with his conservative ideology. Jimmy Stewart was just as right wing but he was actually a hero.

John Wayne looked and acted tough. Stewart, at his toughest, still looked like the guy you could push around.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:34:03am

re: #295 Belafon

John Wayne looked and acted tough. Stewart, at his toughest, still looked like the guy you could push around.

and he killed a lot of Mexicans at the Alamo…

/

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:34:38am

re: #294 ObserverArt

Bob Goodlatte sure had a rather biased opening statement in this Strzok testimony.

And Nadler is going right back at them with his opening.

If the opening statements are this pointed and heated, this is going to be one hell of a shit show today.

The GOP needs everything to be Strzok’s fault. They’re running out of fall guys. And Strzok knows what the Russians have been doing in the US. He’s not the kind of person they really want telling what’s going on.

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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:34:51am

re: #286 MsJ

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Opening statements still going. It’s taking so long to start. Let’s go!

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:35:42am

10 minutes in and I am already getting sick. Trey Gowdy will do that. I don’t know how long I can take this.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:35:56am

Reminder folks: Trump is still President for at least another two and a half years. More World Conference shitshows to follow.

Yes, it scares the hell out of me too.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:37:54am

re: #294 ObserverArt

Bob Goodlatte sure had a rather biased opening statement in this Strzok testimony.

And Nadler is going right back at them with his opening.

If the opening statements are this pointed and heated, this is going to be one hell of a shit show today.

Trumpparty GOP all in on collusion

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:37:54am

re: #297 Belafon

The GOP needs everything to be Strzok’s fault. They’re running out of fall guys. And Strzok knows what the Russians have been doing in the US. He’s not the kind of person they really want telling what’s going on.

They need to find some things that can be presented as flaws or inconsistencies so that they can quietly ignore anything that has to do with any investigation of Russian meddling.

And even if they did, it was not so bad, now, was it?

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:38:10am

re: #299 ObserverArt

10 minutes in and I am already getting sick. Trey Gowdy will do that. I don’t know how long I can take this.

What channel? I can only find it on Fox. Don’t want to get it through them.

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:38:27am

re: #248 MsJ

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Just awful. Glad they caught the monster who did that to him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:38:39am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:38:58am

re: #302 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They need to find some things that can be presented as flaws or inconsistencies so that they can quietly ignore anything that has to do with any investigation of Russian meddling.

And even if they did, it was not so bad, now, was it?

“Sure, maybe Russia meddled, but not biggest threat to democracy. Strzok on the other sent a text message.”

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:40:11am

re: #303 Barefoot Grin

What channel? I can only find it on Fox. Don’t want to get it through them.

I am streaming it on c-span.org online.

I think MSNBC is showing it too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:40:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:42:14am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:42:23am

re: #308 Backwoods_Sleuth

That was before Junior’s TT meeting with the Russians was exposed and Trumpy lied about it. Now the gang has to go to the mattresses.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:42:55am

re: #310 Sir John Barron

That was before Junior’s TT meeting with the Russians was exposed and Trumpy lied about it. Now the gang has to go to the mattresses.

“It’s not a probe anymore. It’s an investigation.” - All the GOP

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:42:59am

re: #307 ObserverArt

I am streaming it on c-span.org online.

I think MSNBC is showing it too.

Thanks, I’ll need to stream. MSNBC is showing split scream, but not giving audio. Oh, Hallie just said they’re about to return to the hearing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:43:25am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:44:46am

re: #311 Belafon

“It’s not a probe anymore. It’s an investigation.” - All the GOP

“We only promised to not interfere if the probe lasted less than a week.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:46:13am

Define “eligible”.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:46:24am

FT has great investigative on ties to Russia and Russian organized crime in Trump Toronto (which no longer exists as a Trump-branded entity).

May be behind paywall:

ft.com

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:46:55am

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

Define “eligible”.

White.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:46:59am

re: #315 Backwoods_Sleuth

Define “eligible”.

“All the kids who we separated that we reunited have been reunited. 100%”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:47:02am

re: #295 Belafon

John Wayne looked and acted tough. Stewart, at his toughest, still looked like the guy you could push around.

True. Jimmy was a much better actor though heh. More range.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:48:27am

MSNBC reporting that rules set by House GOP will try to limit scope on hearing to HRC-related stuff. Fuckers. Hopefully Cummings and others will continue to find a way to push it in those directions.

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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:48:32am

Detailed first look at Brexit White Paper. (Thread)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:48:35am

uh oh

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:48:35am

re: #319 HappyWarrior

True. Jimmy was a much better actor though heh. More range.

Imagine It’s a Wonderful Life starring John Wayne.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:50:09am

re: #323 Belafon

Imagine It’s a Wonderful Life starring John Wayne.

Mr Potter gets shot in the first scene.
Fade to black…

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:50:44am

re: #320 Barefoot Grin

MSNBC reporting that rules set by House GOP will try to limit scope on hearing to HRC-related stuff. Fuckers. Hopefully Cummings and others will continue to find a way to push it in those directions.

“See, we’re not interfering with Russia witch hunt, only probing why FBI did not indict HRC as law clearly required according to us.”

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:50:48am

Heh. Cumming’s aides are holding up big images of Flynn, Gates, Papadopoulos, Pinedo and van der Zwaan with a big red GUILTY on them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:51:15am

*thud*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:52:11am

re: #326 ObserverArt

Heh. Cumming’s aides are holding up big images of Flynn, Gates, Papadopoulos, Pinedo and van der Zwaan with a big red GUILTY on them.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:52:24am

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

“So how great do you think president trump is? Is he the greatest American president and toughest American president you’ve ever met?”

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:53:21am

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

“What do you think of the Russia witch hunt in our country? It’s a hoax, isn’t it?”

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:53:23am

Strzok makes passionate defense of FBI as non-leakers, but that just puts in relief the stark irony that some agents hated HRC so much that they were willing to leak through Giuliani and others.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:54:13am

re: #326 ObserverArt

Heh. Cumming’s aides are holding up big images of Flynn, Gates, Papadopoulos, Pinedo and van der Zwaan with a big red GUILTY on them.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:55:36am

re: #332 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Dems are politicizing this hearing we’ve called to politicize the FBI as rogue agents opposed to our great MAGA president.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:56:35am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:56:44am

re: #323 Belafon

Imagine It’s a Wonderful Life starring John Wayne.

Ha, I was actually thinking Rear Window.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:57:26am

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

But he can rail and rage against Germany and other NATO members.

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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:57:42am

re: #332 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Cite the rule asshole!!

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 7:59:09am

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

*thud*

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Don’t worry it will be a fair and balanced interview filled with Russian truth directly from the mouth of the very trusted Vladimir Putin.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:00:02am

Whoa, these fuckers are complicit as hell.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:00:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:00:46am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:01:39am

re: #336 Sir John Barron

But he can rail and rage against Germany and other NATO members.

That’s what I try telling the Trumpers I know. What the hell does it tell us that Trump goes out of his way to attack and lie about allies while coddling Putin all the goddamn time?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:01:51am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:02:13am

re: #340 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Shorter Ryan: I’m fucking useless.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:02:24am

What a shit show.

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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:02:37am

Republicans making it a shit show.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:04:23am

re: #346 JordanRules

Republicans making it a shit show.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:04:41am

re: #341 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yeah, it just happened to be on the night she was there, and somehow she’s part of it. //

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:04:59am

Goodlatte is the most senior member of the Virginia delegation. Thank goodness he’s retiring this year I believe.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:05:23am

Bob Goodlatte is not looking real good here. This hearing may not last much longer…and they are already asking to adjourn.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:05:30am

re: #342 HappyWarrior

That’s what I try telling the Trumpers I know. What the hell does it tell us that Trump goes out of his way to attack and lie about allies while coddling Putin all the goddamn time?

Don’t you want good relations with Russia?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:06:15am

re: #350 ObserverArt

Bob Goodlatte is not looking real good here. This hearing may not last much longer…and they are already asking to adjourn.

“We’d like to throw in the towel on the fight we started.”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:06:44am

re: #351 Sir John Barron

Don’t you want good relations with Russia?

HA!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:07:21am

re: #348 Belafon

Yeah, it just happened to be on the night she was there, and somehow she’s part of it. //

inorite? all those months of investigation and no arrests until SHE comes to town…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:08:22am

o. m. g.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:08:56am
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Alephnaught  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:10:17am

FCA is the “Facilitated customs arrangement”, the government’s fudge solution to the trade with the EU and the Irish border situation. From here (via The Guardian):

Facilitated customs arrangement (FCA)

This would see the UK and EU become a “combined customs territory”, in which the UK would apply the EU’s tariffs and trade policies for goods intended for the bloc, with domestic tariffs imposed for goods heading to the UK.

The FCA, according to the white paper, would “preserve frictionless trade for the majority of UK goods trade, and reduce frictions for UK exporters and importers”.

The government would “explore options to use future advancements in technology to streamline the process”, including machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:10:55am

re: #271 HappyWarrior

On an unrelated note, I always find it interesting who cities name their airports after. We have Dulles, Marshall, & Reagan here.

Detroit DTW airport is called “Metro” not named for anyone.

But we will soon have an International Bridge named for hockey great Gordie Howe!

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:10:57am

re: #347 Barefoot Grin

Faux News (prob): Disgraced FBI agent Strzok refused to answer questions today on what he and his FBI buddies did to help crooked Hillary and overthrow Pres Trumpy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:11:00am
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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:11:05am

Goddess grant me the composure of Strzok.

Gowdy needs to go fuck himself and get a new weave.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:11:51am

re: #360 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Is Strzok claiming the FBI has instructed him to not answer the questions?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:12:26am

re: #358 The Vicious Babushka

Detroit DTW airport is called “Metro” not named for anyone.

But we will soon have an International Bridge named for hockey great Gordie Howe!

Awesome. Anyhow if I were to name an airport in Detroit, it would probably be after the UAW Reuther brothers. My dad’s dad actually knew them a little through his time in the NLRB.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:13:13am

Fricking Republicans, man.

Our Lt. Governor tried to stealthily put the state DOT on the hook for a $2 Million new road into HIS gated community.

Word leaked out, backlash followed. Now dude is blaming the whole thing on an “error” by one of his assistants.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:14:07am

re: #357 Alephnaught

FCA is the “Facilitated customs arrangement”, the government’s fudge solution to the trade with the EU and the Irish border situation. From here (via The Guardian):

I’m perplexed that the decision to submit the terms of a complex economic and diplomatic relationship to a one time popular vote has turned into a total shitshow.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:14:19am

re: #363 HappyWarrior

Awesome. Anyhow if I were to name an airport in Detroit, it would probably be after the UAW Reuther brothers. My dad’s dad actually knew them a little through his time in the NLRB.

As long as there’s no Kid Rock Terminal. //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:15:55am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:16:00am

Trey Gowdy should go down as one of the great enemies of American democracy.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:17:17am

re: #368 Barefoot Grin

Trey Gowdy should go down as one of the great enemies of American democracy.

He can’t retire soon enough.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:18:42am

he is so pathetic

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:18:48am

re: #366 Eclectic Cyborg

As long as there’s no Kid Rock Terminal. //

He’s not even the best white rapper from Detroit.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:19:43am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

he is so pathetic

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Something you had nothing to do with.You keep on coasting on Obama’s successes and call them your own.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:20:00am

re: #362 Sir John Barron

Is Strzok claiming the FBI has instructed him to not answer the questions?

Yes

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:21:03am

This is a travesty.

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sagehen  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:21:12am

re: #362 Sir John Barron

Is Strzok claiming the FBI has instructed him to not answer the questions?

Specific categories of questions (detailed procedural questions about an ongoing investigation, questions that answering them could interfere with the ongoing investigation).

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blueraven  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:21:53am

re: #368 Barefoot Grin

Trey Gowdy should go down as one of the great enemies of American democracy.

His questions are ridiculous. He is supposed to be some whiz kid prosecutor. It is so obvious that Strzok’s texts were personal opinion of Trump and full of hyperbole.

Gowdy looks like a fool.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:21:54am

re: #373 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

WATCH: This morning’s House Judiciary hearing quickly became contentious as Chair Bob Goodlatte threatened FBI Agent Peter Strzok with contempt for declining to answer questions on Russia probe.

They need to put themselves in a position to ignore the findings of the Mueller investigation when it comes out.

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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:21:56am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

he is so pathetic

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That Obama poll result. Big mad.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:22:24am

From Strzok’s opening statement:

In addition, I will testify today as accurately as I can, and to the best of my recollection. Nevertheless, my testimony will necessarily be less accurate, less precise, and less complete than it would be had the Committees not insisted on this unreasonable and unprecedented schedule. Only 36 hours ago I received access to thousands of pages of documents that the Department of Justice turned over to the Committees last week. Unlike the Members questioning me today, I do not have the transcript from my eleven hours of testimony last week. The time available for preparation has been wholly inadequate, as has my access to documents necessary for my preparation.

I understand we are living in a political era in which insults and insinuation often drown out honesty and integrity. But the honest truth is that Russian interference in our elections constitutes a grave attack on our democracy. Most disturbingly, it has been wildly successful - sowing discord in our nation and shaking faith in our institutions. I have the utmost respect for Congress’s oversight role, but I truly believe that today’s hearing is just another victory notch in Putin’s belt and another milestone in our enemies’ campaign to tear America apart.

As someone who loves this country and cherishes its ideals, it is profoundly painful to watch and even worse to play a part in.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:25:18am

re: #361 JordanRules

Goddess grant me the composure of Strzok.

Gowdy needs to go fuck himself and get a new weave.

And now Strzok fires back and shut’s Gowdy the hell up.

And now Swallwell is asking to bring Bannon back to answer Gowdy’s unanswered questions.

The Democrats are fired up.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:27:30am

re: #368 Barefoot Grin

Trey Gowdy should go down as one of the great enemies of American democracy.

He sure is a grandstanding fool.

I think he should go into acting.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:28:17am

re: #382 ObserverArt

He sure is a grandstanding fool.

I think he should go into acting.

He was better on “Forensic Files.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:28:22am
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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:30:23am

re: #382 ObserverArt

He sure is a grandstanding fool.

I think he should go into acting.

Seriously! The fake drama he is producing is ridiculous.

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Dave In Austin  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:31:45am

re: #289 ObserverArt

Just seeing this. I didn’t know about that admin. LO Depts these days have a scary bend. There’s a lot of Chiefs and Sheriffs in TX that run on that bluster.. I don’t get the Jordan connection.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:32:09am

re: #385 JordanRules

Seriously! The fake drama he is producing is ridiculous.

The point is to produce an emotional reaction and a conviction that the Russia investigation was a political witch hunt to target Trump and run him out of his hard-won presidency. As long as they can successfully generate that impression with enough of the public, they can safely pretend that Mueller has found nothing worth acting upon.

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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:33:48am
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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:34:18am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:34:51am

re: #388 JordanRules

CUT HIS MIKE!!! CUT HIS MIKE!!!!!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:34:53am

HOLY FUCK

Tweet containing video in question hidden (same tweet as the one only showing youtube link at top)

I would expect youtube to remove the video shortly

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:34:55am

re: #388 JordanRules

STRZOK characterizes the House Republican charade as “deeply corrosive to what the FBI is in American society, the effectiveness of their mission and deeply destructive.” A smattering of applause breaks out in chamber

The GOP is willing to chuck the entire FBI under the bus to preserve their President

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Jay C  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:35:37am

re: #376 blueraven

Gowdy looks like a fool.

As if the repeated nonsense of his Benghazi Boogaloo hearings hasn’t proven this already?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:36:36am

re: #393 Jay C

As if the repeated nonsense of his Benghazi Boogaloo hearings hasn’t proven this already?

That only established his GOP credentials as a dogged and persistent investigator of “misdeeds”…

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:37:33am

re: #370 Backwoods_Sleuth

he is so pathetic

re: #388 JordanRules

I’m glad the economic and labor numbers are accepted as real now.

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KGxvi  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:38:15am

re: #388 JordanRules

That look on Gowdy’s face is the look of a lawyer who’s in a deposition that is going very, very badly.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:39:12am
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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:40:00am

re: #396 KGxvi

That look on Gowdy’s face is the look of a lawyer who’s in a deposition that is going very, very badly.

Seems to be his resting face these days, though not by choice.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:41:28am

re: #392 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The GOP is willing to chuck the entire FBI under the bus to preserve their
President asses.

FTFY

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:41:34am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:42:29am

re: #388 JordanRules

One of many Trumpian blerts we thought would negatively predispose thinking Americans or enough of them.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:43:02am

re: #400 jaunte

Cummings seems prepared at least.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:43:46am

Gowdy getting his ass handed to him.

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KGxvi  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:44:30am

re: #398 Belafon

Seems to be his resting face these days, though not by choice.

On a purely professional/personal level, I kinda* feel bad for the guy. He’s got a shit client that he has no choice but to represent. And he has no way of settling the matter, so he’s got to litigate it fully, and despite what you see on TV, that’s never actually fun, and even less so when you have an aforementioned shit client.

*It’s only a little bit because he could have done the noble/patriotic/right thing by treating Trump’s illegalities the way he treated Clinton’s perceived illegalities. But he made his own bed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:44:58am

re: #380 ObserverArt

And now Strzok fires back and shut’s Gowdy the hell up.

And now Swallwell is asking to bring Bannon back to answer Gowdy’s unanswered questions.

The Democrats are fired up.

Oddly, Bannon is in London at the moment, drumming up support for the orange moron.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:45:00am

re: #386 Dave In Austin

Just seeing this. I didn’t know about that admin. LO Depts these days have a scary bend. There’s a lot of Chiefs and Sheriffs in TX that run on that bluster.. I don’t get the Jordan connection.

With regard to Jim Jordan…it appears to me the Jordan/Ohio State doctor abuse thing is a fight in the media. So far there really is no investigation or charges against Jordan.

I am thinking this arrest of Stormy Daniels is meant to be in time to switch media focus and could pull the heat off Jordan.

This is how politics is done in America. It is all in the media and it is all meant to shape opinion by coloring the story.

The connection is strictly that it is all happening here in Columbus where Jordan is loved by the state government and they will do anything to protect him, while Jordan does everything to protect Trump. What a better place to pull a stunt to protect Jordan while making Daniels (and to a degree Avenatti - a new Resistance figure) look bad.

Columbus is a unique political city where the state government power structure is Republican and located here, while the city itself it pretty much Democratic. Also, Ohio State is a huge university that helps make the city liberal.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:45:52am

re: #271 HappyWarrior

On an unrelated note, I always find it interesting who cities name their airports after. We have Dulles, Marshall, & Reagan here.

Lies, it’s still National. No Reagan.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:46:20am

Cummings is essentially reading from the closed-door transcript that the GOP refused to release. Heh.

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:47:08am

Whoa. Strzok just handed Trey Gowdy his ass on a platter.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:47:13am

re: #406 ObserverArt

.

Columbus is a unique political city where the state government power structure is Republican and located here, while the city itself it pretty much Democratic. Also, Ohio State is a huge university that helps make the city liberal.

Ohio is a a unique case of a state who votes overall pretty much 50-50 Democrat/GOP but somehow overwhelmingly returns GOP representatives to Congress…

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:47:24am

re: #408 Barefoot Grin

Cummings is essentially reading from the closed-door transcript that the GOP refused to release. Heh.

There’s really no reason for Dems to play by the “rules” if such they are, given the clown act ruling the chamber these days.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:48:24am

re: #388 JordanRules

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I made a prediction last night that Strzok would use the FBI as his hammer to pound on the difference between his personal views and his professional reputation as a top FBI agent. Until this time of Trump he has never been questioned about his professional methods and behavior because his career has been exemplary.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:50:57am

Wonkette live blogging:

1:40: ELIJAH CUMMINGS: On a scale of one to “treason,” how fucked up is it that the Republicans keep asking you to reveal confidential human FBI sources?

STRZOK: Light treason!

CUMMINGS: Please answer the question on a scale of one to “Devin Nunes” now.

STRZOK: Total fuckin’ Devin.

MARK MEADOWS OF THE HOUSE FREEDOM CAUCUS: Stop talking about my light treason right in front of my face like I’m not here!

11:44: CUMMINGS: Please tell us why you didn’t drop everything to focus on “BUT HER EMAILS!” when you were investigating whether our greatest foreign adversary Russia was conspiring with the Trump campaign to steal an election.

STRZOK: Holy shit, isn’t it obvious?

CUMMINGS: It is, I just wanted you to say it out loud slowly for my dumbest Republican colleagues.
wonkette.com

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:51:32am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area.

It’s a total shitshow at the GOP witch hunt testimony by Strzok.

They thought they could cower Strzok and indicate that he’s in contempt for failing to answer questions about the ongoing investigations.

The problem is that this is precisely what Strzok cannot testify about - he can’t testify about ongoing investigations. That’s FBI policy. That’s what the FBI did when they didn’t inform the nation about ongoing investigation into Trumpworld criminality.

It’s what Comey failed to do when he did go and inform everyone that there was “developments” in Clinton email case. That was in violation of FBI policy.

Strzok has again shown that Gowdy is an awful lawyer and perhaps an even worse prosecutor since he knew or should have known the answers before he asked them.

He thought that the answers would help the GOP positions that this is a witch hunt?

If anything, the result is that it shows the craven GOP is still craven, and that Gowdy and the rest of the GOP are enabling Trump criminality and misconduct - enabling and complicit.

All the while, Trump is overseas taking potshots at our allies and giving Putin his money’s worth.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:51:41am

re: #412 ObserverArt

I made a prediction last night that Strzok would use the FBI as his hammer to pound on the difference between his personal views and his professional reputation as a top FBI agent. Until this time of Trump he has never been questioned about his professional methods and behavior because his career has been exemplary.

This is also a good message for the Mueller investigation. Even though most of the Mueller team are Republicans, all of these people know how to separate their personal views from their job.

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:52:16am
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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:52:40am

re: #409 The Vicious Babushka

Whoa. Strzok just handed Trey Gowdy his ass on a platter.

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Strzok is pissed.

Good.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:52:41am
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:53:36am
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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:54:14am
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JordanRules  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:55:28am

re: #404 KGxvi

On a purely professional/personal level, I kinda* feel bad for the guy. He’s got a shit client that he has no choice but to represent. And he has no way of settling the matter, so he’s got to litigate it fully, and despite what you see on TV, that’s never actually fun, and even less so when you have an aforementioned shit client.

*It’s only a little bit because he could have done the noble/patriotic/right thing by treating Trump’s illegalities the way he treated Clinton’s perceived illegalities. But he made his own bed.

We are his client. The whole problem is him thinking the President is and abdicating his actual role in the United States Government which is supposed to be in service to the people and institutions. It’s all such a mess but this is still a criticaly serious abdication on its own.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:56:06am

re: #410 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ohio is a a unique case of a state who votes overall pretty much 50-50 Democrat/GOP but somehow overwhelmingly returns GOP representatives to Congress…

Talk to Republican State Rep Gerry Manders about that.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 8:57:54am
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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:00:00am

re: #423 jaunte

If the media wanted to help, this line “This is an investigation into a direct attack by a foreign adversary”, would be the title of every article written about this meeting.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:03:25am

If I was Strzok, I would ask Gowdy and Goodlatte if they had any bias against Hillary Clinton prior to them being on this committee and if they had will they step down from this investigation?

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:04:03am
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:04:28am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:05:52am
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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:07:06am

re: #425 ObserverArt

If I was Strzok, I would ask Gowdy and Goodlatte if they had any bias against Hillary Clinton prior to them being on this committee and if they had will they step down from this investigation?

And now Strzok is going there…everyone has political opinions.

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:07:54am

re: #428 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

GOP delenda est.

Not because I want a one party system, but because the GOP wants one. They want an authoritarian regime and will engage in political witch hunts against their enemies.

They thought Strzok would knuckle under, and they got a lesson how the FBI is supposed to operate - not testifying on active investigations because it would interfere with them.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:08:53am

re: #428 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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gocart mozart  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:09:39am

Gowdy is bitch slapped

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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:11:01am

To an outsider’s eye, the US appears to be run with all the competence and integrity of, say, Cameroon.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:11:42am

I am shocked, aren’t you?

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The Vicious Babushka  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:12:08am

Strzok is PWNING Gowdy and Goodlatte, makes them look like the “ignorant hillbillies” they are.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:12:16am

Looking broadly at the tweets concerning Strzok, it’s clear that a lot of Americans have no grasp of what is going on.

Also, I thought I made up the phrase “I can SMELL the Trump support.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:12:20am

re: #433 Lupin

To an outsider’s eye, the US appears to be run with all the competence and integrity of, say, Cameroon.

Yeah, pretty soon we’ll hit the “North Korea”’level on the rating scale.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:12:44am
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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:13:09am

The notion that the American societal norms in 2040 may be decided by a man born in 1965 strikes me as bonkers, too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:13:09am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:13:48am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:14:58am
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Lupin  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:15:02am

re: #437 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah, pretty soon we’ll hit the “North Korea”’level on the rating scale.

Yeah white folks can’t govern themselves. The stories… You wouldn’t believe… We should have Africans in charge.

/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:16:04am
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:16:08am

Nadler: How frequently does FBI investigate possibility of collusion between POTUS and hostile foreign power?
Strzok: Never in my experience.

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:16:32am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:17:31am

Nadler laying it down on the GOP—“They’re scared.”

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:18:06am
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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:18:52am

Nadler is doing a good job of showing the actual reasons the Republicans are having this investigation and asking for all the FBI and DOJ documents.

All to protect their Don.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:19:53am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:20:28am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:20:45am

re: #450 MsJ

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Stipulate: to incoherently mumble the lyrics to an REM song

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:21:47am

re: #452 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nigh swimmin, de dum de dum dedum…

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:22:57am
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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:24:06am

Such lovely people.

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Jay C  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:25:17am

re: #418 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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OK: “Working Families Party” - that answers a lot of questions about those headlines re Joe Crowley and Ocasio-Cortez. New York (at least NYC) seems unusual in that we don’t get a binary Democrat-Republican choice on the ballot in general elections: there are usually six or seven parties listed: often with the same candidates often slated on several of them. To an outsider, Crowley’s appearance on the ballot might seem something like an “independent run” : but local political reporters ought to know better.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:25:24am
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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:26:02am

Aging in real time. He should be white-haired or bald by the time this is done.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:26:53am

re: #458 MsJ

Aging in real time. He should be white-haired or bald by the time this is done.

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Probably not easy to get hair dye in jail.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:27:06am
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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:28:08am
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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:29:09am

Well, there apparently are benefits to trump opening his pie hole and puking out word salad.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:30:05am

re: #462 MsJ

Like a reverse Streisand effect.

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:30:37am

re: #458 MsJ

And his hair is parting the opposite way… or it’s that his toupee is starting to droop/slide….

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:30:55am

re: #461 MsJ

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Uh oh…someone is exposing the Columbus police vice department’s issues. And do they ever have them.

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:32:04am

re: #460 jaunte

What are they afraid of? Everything.

Everything.

It again would show that Nunes, Gowdy, and the rest of the GOP caucus are complicit and compromised by Trump and are defending the indefensible Trumpworld while ignoring their ongoing criminality.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:35:27am

Oy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:36:43am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:37:06am

re: #467 MsJ

Oy.

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Lol? Yeah he bankrupt the casinos on purpose just like Trump vodka flopped because he didn’t want to encourage alcoholism and Trump steaks failed because he was appalled by animal cruelty.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:38:35am

the moron will believe anyone and ANYTHING that implies nice things about him

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:39:18am

ROTFLMFAO!!

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:40:09am

re: #470 Backwoods_Sleuth

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:40:15am
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Jay C  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:41:11am

re: #460 jaunte

Isn’t the answer obvious? House GOPer hacks are afraid that the Mueller investigation (utilizing info from the FBI) is going to conclusively prove not only illegal foreign (i.e. Russian) interference in the 2016 Presidential election, but collusion with the same by officials of the Trump campaign: probably up to and including family members - even if the Orange Anus was personally “out of the loop”.* And seeing the way Counsel Mueller has been running his show, “prove” is likely to mean “will hold up in any court in the land”.

* Which I don’t believe

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:41:34am

Korean is apparently a very succinct language. It takes a LOT more words to translate it into English…

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:43:26am

Aravosis in total Take No Prisoners mode. He has less than zero fucks to give.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:44:14am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:46:34am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:47:27am

He’s at it again

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:49:54am

re: #473 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“He loves me, he really does, great beaches.”

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:50:00am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:51:12am

re: #481 jaunte

Trumpbots are too much in denial to admit that.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:52:44am

re: #481 jaunte

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As long as it’s Trump or a Trump associate. Trumpbots aren’t partisan GOPers, they’re Partisans for Trump.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:53:02am

re: #481 jaunte

The Trumpbots will spend the next decades constructing a false narrative of these years. In fact, they’re already doing it. And of course as long as they have faux news and the AM radio waves there will always be more gullible and credulous audiences.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:54:29am

Trey Gowdy really sucks at his job.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:54:38am
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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:56:07am

re: #483 HappyWarrior

As long as it’s Trump or a Trump associate. Trumpbots aren’t partisan GOPers, they’re Partisans for Trump.

Yeah, they’re no longer is an actual GOP/Republican party.

Currently they are The Party of Trump until they assume their real name The Asshole Party which will be their name after Trump.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:57:14am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:57:27am

Who is this ass from Texas trying to out-Gowdy Gowdy?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 9:59:51am

re: #451 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I watched your show The Crown, or The Queen, or whatever it was called. You were hot when you were younger.”

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:00:47am

re: #487 ObserverArt

Yeah, there no longer is an actual GOP/Republican party.

Currently they are The Party of Trump until they assume their real name The Asshole Party which will be their name after Trump.

Exactly

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:01:59am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:02:01am

re: #490 Sir John Barron

“I watched your show The Crown, or The Queen, or whatever it was called. You were hot when you were younger.”

He’ll probably come back and say we should have royals here too and his “anti elite” base would love it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:04:07am
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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:04:16am

Oh…Ms. Jackson Lee just mentioned Trump’s Annual Performance Review with Putin.

Hahahahahahahahaa…

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Shropshire Slasher  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:04:25am

re: #492 MsJ

All because three undercover officers wanted to see Stormy, but not tip, and not pay their bar tab. Damn, those are some nice business perks.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:05:11am

To teach at UVA. Unreal.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:05:51am

re: #492 MsJ

Stormy Daniels charges have been dismissed, attorney says

Doesn’t matter now. It’s already Trumpster canon.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:06:06am

re: #492 MsJ

That was fast.

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:07:09am

re: #492 MsJ

Ryan Parker ✔
@TheRyanParker
Stormy Daniels charges have been dismissed, attorney says thr.cm

12:58 PM - Jul 12, 2018

It was all a show.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:07:13am

re: #498 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Doesn’t matter now. It’s already Trumpster canon.

What is? Like there’s anything beyond being a porn star in their eyes. An arrest isn’t going to tarnish her any more.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:07:57am

re: #501 Belafon

What is? Like there’s anything beyond being a porn star in their eyes. An arrest isn’t going to tarnish her any more.

“Who’s lying about DJT or if she isn’t lying, it just proves what a manly man our MAGA president is.”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:08:20am

re: #493 HappyWarrior

He’ll probably come back and say we should have royals here too and his “anti elite” base would love it.

Are Roials is better then there Roiels! I bet they’res dont even hav gold toilits!!

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:10:30am

re: #502 Sir John Barron

“Who’s lying about DJT or if she isn’t lying, it just proves what a manly man our MAGA president is.”

She’s a porn star. I guarantee you she’s already dismissed because of that.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:11:54am

re: #504 Belafon

She’s a porn star. I guarantee you she’s already dismissed because of that.

Rudy did that iirc.

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:12:21am

re: #504 Belafon

She’s a porn star. I guarantee you she’s already dismissed because of that.

She can be both dismissed and used to affirm some “positive” value of Dear Leader.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:13:36am

re: #503 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Are Roials would never join the military.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:15:28am

(swearing)

(spitting)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:16:26am
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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:19:06am

re: #509 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

That “movie” stands to be the fosterclock of all musterfocks.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:24:10am

re: #510 Sir John Barron

That “movie” stands to be the fosterclock of all musterfocks.

It’s going to put Kirk Cameron to shame. BTW why is Tomi involved with this? Isn’t she supposedly pro-choice? She even and I hate giving her credit said that reversing Roe would be a bad idea so why is she involved with this?

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A Mom Anon  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:26:48am

re: #511 HappyWarrior

Wing nut welfare. None of these shitty people have any business talking shit about Stormy Daniels. At least she’s up front about her profession. These fuckers don’t care who they hurt as long as there’s money attached.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:28:19am
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wrenchwench  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:28:49am

Amazing New Music Video From Fiona Apple: I Walk a Little Faster (Underwater)

Did you post this for klys?

She may be in a better position to appreciate it now:

(She was sidelined by injury. Still recovering afaik.)

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:28:53am

re: #512 A Mom Anon

Wing nut welfare. None of these shitty people have any business talking shit about Stormy Daniels. At least she’s up front about her profession. These fuckers don’t care who they hurt as long as there’s money attached.

True, true.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:30:10am

re: #513 Belafon

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Gowdy ignores that Pete also criticized Clinton as well. And if anything Trump’s own actions during the campaign such as that incident aerned him their deserved amitus. “I like wikileaks” anyone?

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Sir John Barron  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:36:26am

re: #513 Belafon

After Gowdy concludes his rant by dismissively saying he doesn’t “give a damn” what Strzok thinks

Then why did you invite him/compel him to testify to your stupid committee?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:37:26am

re: #517 Sir John Barron

Then why did you invite him/compel him to testify to your stupid committee?

Because Gowdy wants to cosplay as Roland Freisler.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:41:02am

re: #517 Sir John Barron

Then why did you invite him/compel him to testify to your stupid committee?

They have a task ahead: Mueller is going to release the results of his investigation at some point. The GOP will have to either act on them or ignore them. If they do the latter, they have to explain why they are not acting and why that does not make them complicit in allowing a President to violate the law.

If they can somehow discredit the investigation, then they can try to get away with ignoring its conclusions. If they have to discredit the entire FBI to do so, that does not seem to be beneath the level of perfidy they are willing to engage in to cling to power.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:41:11am

re: #517 Sir John Barron

Then why did you invite him/compel him to testify to your stupid committee?

Because they have not yet realized that they really do not have the skillset to pull of what they are trying to pull off.

They just are not good at it.

For which all Americans can say WHEW (for the moment).

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:42:05am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:43:17am

Why does Gowdy have such a narrow perspective on things?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:43:25am

re: #521 MsJ

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I’m far less Scottish than Trump and technically not Scottish at all but man this gives me a lot of pride in the birthplace of my second great grandmother.

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wrenchwench  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:44:12am

re: #520 MsJ

WHEW (for the moment)

Words to live by.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:46:29am

re: #265 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“CO2 is a natural component of the air we breathe and without is there would be no life on earth.”

And without water there would be no life, so why worry about flood control?

Last person that told me something like that, I told them to secure a plastic bag around their head and let me know how all that CO2 is great.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:47:14am

re: #525 Eventual Carrion

Last person that told me something like that, I told them to secure a plastic bag around their head and let me know how all that CO2 is great.

Didn’t Limbaugh or maybe it was even Reagan make some stupid claim about trees?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:48:31am

re: #526 HappyWarrior

Didn’t Limbaugh or maybe it was even Reagan make some stupid claim about trees?

Yes. Old President Pruneface said that smog came from trees!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:51:33am

re: #527 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes. Old President Pruneface said that smog came from trees!

back then he got soundly laughed out, now statements like that are part of an op-ed in a major newspaper…

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:51:39am

re: #522 Barefoot Grin

Why does Gowdy have such a narrow perspective on things?

Because his pointy little head only allows so much thought into it.

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Skip Intro  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:52:05am

re: #486 MsJ

Yeah, probably a couple of hundred. So what? The GOP will never act.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:52:45am

re: #522 Barefoot Grin

Why does Gowdy have such a narrow perspective on things?

he has been given a task: discredit the FBI and by extension, the Mueller investigation. He will not be distracted from that path

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:52:59am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:53:05am

re: #527 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes. Old President Pruneface said that smog came from trees!

That’s right. Goddamn what an idiot. It’s easy to forget how idiotic Reagan was too. I mean I know we mocked Bush but I think Bush was more intelligent than Reagan. Of the four Republican presidents in my life though, HW Bush was by far the most intelligent, and I’d rate Obama the most intelligent overall in my lifetime. Historically. I’d go with Jefferson or Lincoln or T Roosevelt or Nixon even though he was a bastard.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:56:36am

re: #531 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

he has been given a task: discredit the FBI and by extension, the Mueller investigation. He will not be distracted from that path

I hope that the public will be able to see the kompromat on these republicans. It has to be mighty powerful.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:56:42am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:57:25am

re: #535 jaunte

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Loved his history of Britain.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:57:55am

such a fucking moron

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:58:50am

re: #486 MsJ

Cohen Lawyer Says Trump May Have Committed ‘Impeachable Offense’

Congress does not need (nor does it want) the Mueller investigation.

It could, if it chose to, immediately impeach Trump on violations of the Emoluments Clause, blatant conflicts of interest and abuse of power in interfering with ongoing investigations.

They know that Mueller is going to put them in the position of ignoring his findings or appearing to be complicit in the President’s crimes. That is why Mueller is being so thorough and meticulous: he cannot allow them the chance to throw it out on any procedural grounds or conflicts.

So he has to make sure that every comma is in place and there are no speling erorrs that they can pounce on or they will have to apoint a speccial councel

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:58:59am
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 10:59:03am

re: #537 Backwoods_Sleuth

I Me Mine I Me Mine I Me Mine

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:00:23am

re: #488 MsJ

Yes, we did. But we had help w/25 years of anti-Democrat help from Fox News, right wing media & Republicans doing everything they can to make life difficult for Americans while blaming Dems. This creates apathy & no hope to change it.

GOP actions are meant to create apathy.

the GOP learned that apathy and indifference were the best forms of voter suppression. Problem is now that Trump is motivating Democratic voters even more successfully now than he did with the GOP base in 2016

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:01:26am

re: #538 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Congress does not need (nor does it want) the Mueller investigation.

It could, if it chose to, immediately impeach Trump on violations of the Emoluments Clause, blatant conflicts of interest and abuse of power in interfering with ongoing investigations.

They know that Mueller is going to put them in the position of ignoring his findings or appearing to be complicit in the President’s crimes. That is why Mueller is being so thorough and meticulous: he cannot allow them the chance to throw it out on any procedural grounds or conflicts.so he has to make sure that every comma is in place and there are no speling erorrs that they can pounce on or they will have to apoint a speccial councel

I see what you do there….

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:01:37am
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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:04:04am

re: #511 HappyWarrior

It’s going to put Kirk Cameron to shame. BTW why is Tomi involved with this? Isn’t she supposedly pro-choice? She even and I hate giving her credit said that reversing Roe would be a bad idea so why is she involved with this?

To trigger libs.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:05:05am
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wrenchwench  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:05:09am

re: #543 jaunte

[…America never made up the difference or lost any money, nor is it owed any money.]

NATO: Providing the help that Donald needs none of; making him look stupid. Internationally.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:07:16am

re: #544 ObserverArt

To trigger libs.

Owning the libs by having no principles!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:11:39am
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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:11:39am

re: #514 wrenchwench

Amazing New Music Video From Fiona Apple: I Walk a Little Faster (Underwater)

Did you post this for klys?

[Embedded content]

(She was sidelined by injury. Still recovering afaik.)

That running stuff can be harmful.

(Maybe we can draw her out for a response…)

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:12:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:12:37am

re: #547 HappyWarrior

Owning the libs by having no principles!

A lib just told me I have a cute nose, so now I’m cutting it off just to piss them off!!!

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:13:13am

These guys are supremely bad at running a show trial.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:13:34am

re: #548 Backwoods_Sleuth

A very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea. Great progress being made!

He should wave that piece of paper while telling us that it guarantees “Peace in our time”.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:15:20am

re: #549 ObserverArt

I miss her.

555
Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:16:47am

I thought Issa was gone. Still a douche.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:22:21am
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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:23:34am

re: #530 Skip Intro

Yeah, probably a couple of hundred. So what? The GOP will never act.

Never?

That’s a definite word.

If…yes, if…polls and constituents start to turn against Trump never may not be too long.

It is all still politics. And #1 job of a politician is to keep their seat.

True, right now they seem to be snug in their positions, but all things political are subject to change.

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wrenchwench  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:24:11am

re: #549 ObserverArt

That running stuff can be harmful.

(Maybe we can draw her out for a response…)

My stepmother told me (a long time ago) that it was particularly bad for women, because of all the sloshing around of internal organs, or something. I don’t talk too much with her about my twice-a-week runs. (Twice a week is not enough. It’s quite a setback if you miss one, and don’t make up for it in a swimming pool or on a bike.) When I saw my stepmother pedaling on her AirDyne (the machine I recommended for her), I had to NOT laugh. I’ve never seen anyone pedal so slowly. But, as they always say, something is better than nothing, exercise-wise.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:28:53am
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:28:57am

Strzok using the common “13 democrats” point of attack to make a statement on their skills and patriotism. Bravo!

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:30:50am
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:33:55am
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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:34:06am

re: #554 A Mom Anon

I miss her.

There are many I miss.

As far as the Strzok testimony…I like that Dem Rep Cohen is going back over Strzok’s career as a very successful Russian counter intelligence agent.

And he is tying it to how the Russians are seeing all of this.

And now he is saying this is all a show for Fox viewers just like Benghazi.

Hello Trey.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:34:25am

re: #557 ObserverArt

Never?

That a definite word.

If…yes, if…polls and constituents start to turn against Trump never may not be too long.

I’m off polls since the 2016 election, but I think we can see a lot of constituents turning against the GOP. Maybe not a huge percentage, but it might not take much. These Freedumb Cock-us districts have been Gerrymandered within an inch of their lives to guarantee “safe” GOP seats, and they might be pretty fragile.

I know the “swing voter” is considered mythical, because they haven’t been swinging in recent decades. They vote Republican because that’s what people do. Some of them may have been woken up this time. Sad it took tRump to do it, but waddaya gonna do?

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:35:38am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:37:45am

re: #564 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I know the “swing voter” is considered mythical, because they haven’t been swinging in recent decades. They vote Republican because that’s what people do. Some of them may have been woken up this time. Sad it took tRump to do it, but waddaya gonna do?

There is a solid 30% GOP base that cannot be swung no matter what Trump does, or rather because of what he does. And they know that 30% base will get out and vote for DT. So the GOP just needs to get another 20% of the electorate to support them to gain the majority they need to stay in power.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:37:59am

re: #562 jaunte

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Not when the head of the investigation is a Republican who has served in every Republican administration in the last 40 years. But nice try Steve.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:39:03am

re: #567 HappyWarrior

Not when the head of the investigation is a Republican who has served in every Republican administration in the last 40 years. But nice try Steve.

It has to be a partisan issue, that is the only explanation they are willing to admit to.

569
jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:41:08am
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:42:19am

Rightwing screaming = treason-fire barely hidden by stupidsmoke.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:42:57am

re: #568 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It has to be a partisan issue, that is the only explanation they are willing to admit to.

Well, to be fair, it is a partisan issue. Their party sees absolutely nothing wrong with anything tRump has done. Those are their principles in action. Any attempt to find fault with anything he’s done is an attack on their party at the most fundamental level.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:43:09am

re: #570 jaunte

Rightwing screaming = treason-fire barely hidden by stupidsmoke.

they can then claim that they were forced to react that way

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:44:09am

Mueller is the patriot they all think they are. A fine public servant. He’s the kind of man who served with my grandfather in the NLRB.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:45:15am
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:46:00am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:47:30am

Jordan just looks like a dick. Seriously straight outta central casting.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:48:12am

re: #534 MsJ

I hope that the public will be able to see the kompromat on these republicans. It has to be mighty powerful.

Why does everyone assume the Russians “have something” on Repug lawmakers? I see no reason to think they are doing anything against their nature or beliefs.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:49:27am

re: #577 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Why does everyone assume the Russians “have something” on Repug lawmakers? I see no reason to think they are doing anything against their nature or beliefs.

Because they are enabling high treason against us.

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Dr. Matt  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:50:29am
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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:50:41am

re: #566 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There is a solid 30% GOP base that cannot be swung no matter what Trump does, or rather because of what he does. And they know that 30% base will get out and vote for DT. So the GOP just needs to get another 20% of the electorate to support them to gain the majority they need to stay in power.

Trump didn’t win the popular vote. Senate Republicans didn’t win the popular vote in 2016. House Republicans didn’t win the popular vote in 2016. They don’t have to get 50%+1, just enough in the districts they’ve rigged.

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BeachDem  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:51:28am

re: #565 jaunte

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What is with GymJordan and the shirtsleeves shtick? Does he think it makes him look like a man of the people or something?

Just came from the hairdresser. This woman was listening to the hearing with her earbuds. She took them out and started spouting about how the Repubs were just “owning” Strzok and HOW DARE HE say he couldn’t answer questions. That they should just throw him in jail.

My hairdresser (a Democrat) started sending me danger messages with her eyes—I just rolled mine and left. I have promised not to get into it with her clients, as she wants to keep her business intact, but sometimes it’s hard to keep my mouth shut.

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wrenchwench  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:52:17am

New Mexico lawyer faced death threat over work for immigrants

This is not one of the two people I refer to as ‘my immigration lawyer friends’. But she knows both of them. She was on a panel for a discussion with one of them, here in my little town.

End of the article:

[…]

Several immigration attorneys and members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association interviewed for this article reported having received threatening messages in the past 18 months. Some said they have modified their home and office security in response.

At the Dreamers Project, the threat “did what it was supposed to do,” Love says. “It distracted us from the work. It made us question, why are we doing this?”

As the lawyer sat in her Santa Fe office pondering her work’s purpose, a Spanish-speaking family — young children in tow — filed in the front door looking for help.

She had her answer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:52:17am

re: #578 Joe Bacon 🌹

Because they are enabling high treason against us.

travelling to Russia on the 4th of July? I know they can claim that they are just hardworking lawmakers who put job before vacation, but are they going to invite Russian lawmakers to come and visit on November 7th?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:53:15am

re: #580 Belafon

Trump didn’t win the popular vote. Senate Republicans didn’t win the popular vote in 2016. House Republicans didn’t win the popular vote in 2016. They don’t have to get 50%+1, just enough in the districts they’ve rigged.

yes, I should add that they just have to get 20% in the right places

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:53:20am

re: #581 BeachDem

What is with GymJordan and the shirtsleeves shtick? Does he think it makes him look like a man of the people or something?

Just came from the hairdresser. This woman was listening to the hearing with her earbuds. She took them out and started spouting about how the Repubs were just “owning” Strzok and HOW DARE HE say he couldn’t answer questions. That they should just throw him in jail.

My hairdresser (a Democrat) started sending me danger messages with her eyes—I just rolled mine and left. I have promised not to get into it with her clients, as she wants to keep her business intact, but sometimes it’s hard to keep my mouth shut.

Republicans and Fox News have carefully cultivated a nationwide hothouse of credulous, angry followers.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:53:36am

re: #578 Joe Bacon 🌹

Because they are enabling high treason against us.

They’ve been traitors since they ended the occupation of the last three Confederate states in exchange for their Electoral votes in 1876. (Remember there was no popular vote from any of these states.) Treason is nothing new for them.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:55:07am

re: #577 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Why does everyone assume the Russians “have something” on Repug lawmakers? I see no reason to think they are doing anything against their nature or beliefs.

Because we’d all hate to think that this is how they’d act if the Russians didn’t. We know the Russians have hacked the RNC server. Imagine if they’re not acting this way because of what the Russians have.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:55:23am

re: #578 Joe Bacon 🌹

Because they are enabling high treason against us.

Your point being that they wouldn’t do that anyway? What makes you think that!

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:58:43am

re: #576 HappyWarrior

Jordan just looks like a dick. Seriously straight outta central casting.

He doesn’t need to look like a dick. He IS a dick. No act there.

I like he got outraged by Strzok saying he couldn’t remember how many interviews he did.

Jordan can’t seem to remember his days as a wrestling coach at Ohio State.

Awareness of their own issues and how it appears is not something someone as arrogant as Jim Jordan is capable of grasping.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:59:04am

re: #587 Belafon

Because we’d all hate to think that this is how they’d act if the Russians didn’t. We know the Russians have hacked the RNC server. Imagine if they’re not acting this way because of what the Russians have.

I do so imagine, after the last two years.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 12, 2018 • 11:59:16am

re: #496 Shropshire Slasher

All because three undercover officers wanted to see Stormy, but not tip, and not pay their bar tab. Damn, those are some nice business perks.

I hope its possible to sue them fucks for selective enforcement or harassment. I sure the fuck would.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:16:59pm

re: #554 A Mom Anon

I miss her.

I miss you guys too. At least the community part.

It’s just with my headspace and the news being what they are these days, I can’t hang out here too long. It’s a struggle as it is to keep moving forward.

(Stress reactions if not fractures in both shins. Whoops. Was a little too much eyes on the goal and not so much paying attention to the training load. Still hoping I’ll be able to run my birthday half marathon though.)

((You can always ping me via e-mail and/or private message here; I get a notification of those.))

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ObserverArt  Jul 12, 2018 • 12:17:29pm

re: #577 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Why does everyone assume the Russians “have something” on Repug lawmakers? I see no reason to think they are doing anything against their nature or beliefs.

I’ve posted in the past the Dallas News article about all the Russian Oligarch money funneled to the likes of Mitch McConnell (and others) for his campaign.

Also, the revelations of the same Oligarchs giving money to the NRA to distribute to Republicans like my own senator Rob Portman to use to buy millions in advertising here in Ohio for his 2016 campaign.

At no time in the history of this country have Republicans been this protective of Russia as they are being investigated for direct messing with our election to the extent they did. I also do not think Republicans in the past would have taken Russian money for their campaigns.

Is that a reason? Maybe not clear…but how do you explain the Republicans activities.

The Republicans have always believed Russia was our sworn enemy. Their current activities surely is against their very nature.

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gocart mozart  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:36:05pm

Golmert beclowns himself

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gocart mozart  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:38:54pm

LOL

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gocart mozart  Jul 12, 2018 • 2:45:36pm

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