In Which Donald Trump Attacks Jeff Sessions for Indicting Two Republicans Before Mid-Term Elections

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I keep going back and reading this tweet again, because it really does seem like another big step toward the MAGAuthoritarian hellscape we seem powerless to avert. Here we see the president of the US attacking his own Attorney General because he didn’t cover up Republican crimes to help them get elected.

This is what he’s ranting about:

While the Hunter indictments stem from the “Obama era,” Chris Collins was indicted for insider trading that happened in 2017. Solidly in Trump’s administration, not Obama’s.

But apart from the usual Trumpian distortions of fact, the attitude behind this tweet is the really disturbing part, revealing once again that the guy in charge of the US does not understand (or worse, consciously rejects) the concept of “rule of law,” but rather expects the Department of Justice to be loyal only to him, to do his bidding and protect him.

This isn’t partisan; he’s upset because on some level, he understands that if Republicans lose control of the House in November he’s very likely to be in YUGE trouble. It’s always about Donald.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:16:44pm

Even if the investigations began in Obama’s administration. So the fuck what. But hey drain the swamp// unless they’re Congressmen who kiss my orange ass. Man I hate this asshole. I want him not only in jail but I want him and his family to suffer seriously because of the damage he’s done to this country.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:21:16pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:23:41pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:24:22pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:25:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:25:24pm

re: #3 JordanRules

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If Obama talked anywhere near Trump does. You wouldn’t know who the fuck he was or he’d be a low level Dem somewhere. Trump gets away with the crap he does because he’s a white Republican.

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makeitstop  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:25:26pm

re: #2 JordanRules

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Is anyone keeping a tally of how many people have bailed so far? It’s gotta be at least five, from what I’ve been seeing.

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:26:11pm

Apologies again

Gordon was just some tropical storm when we booted it out of sofla

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:26:22pm

re: #7 makeitstop

Is anyone keeping a tally of how many people have bailed so far? It’s gotta be at least five, from what I’ve been seeing.

I did see one about 8 mins ago, but it’s outdated already. Yay!

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:27:14pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:27:56pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:28:49pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:29:43pm

It’s done.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:29:49pm

re: #12 The Vicious Babushka

They look beautiful. L’shana Tovah.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:30:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:30:46pm

re: #13 JordanRules

It’s done.

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He should have never done it in the first place. And now we’re going to get cries about how Bannon’s free peach has been violated. Fucking idiots.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:32:15pm

Here’s a tip to the New Yorker and Economist. Stop legitimizing Steve Bannon. He has no respect for you. Why give him what he has never given your publication. Treat him like the bigoted piece of shit he is and keep isolated. He doesn’t offer any insightful commentary. All he is a disgusting bigot who ran a disgusting publication because he’s got a giant stick up his ass about the U.S. being a place for something other than white men such as himself.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:32:27pm

re: #16 HappyWarrior

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:33:45pm

re: #16 HappyWarrior

He should have never done it in the first place. And now we’re going to get cries about how Bannon’s free peach has been violated. Fucking idiots.

This guy was recently in our effing government

In the white fucking house

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:33:47pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:35:56pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:36:07pm

Bannon has always looked like he’s been dead for 4 days. His handlers should hire a good embalmer to make him presentable for public appearances.

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:36:39pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

Shorter hap:

Here’s a tip to the New Yorker and Economist. Stop legitimizing white nationalism. Do not give it voice.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:38:40pm

re: #23 dangerman

Shorter hap:

Yep, you got me :).

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plansbandc  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:39:06pm

re: #22 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

A festering pustule with legs?

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:40:16pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:41:51pm

re: #26 goddamnedfrank

Boycott Nike? Dafuq did they do?

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makeitstop  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:43:23pm

re: #27 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Boycott Nike? Dafuq did they do?

Kaepernick is the face of their ‘Just Do It’ anniversary ad campaign.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:44:22pm

re: #28 makeitstop

Kaepernick is the face of their ‘Just Do It’ anniversary ad campaign.

I may be in the market for some new kicks for my fall vacation then.

/half

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Bubblehead II  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:44:41pm

re: #27 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Boycott Nike? Dafuq did they do?

This.

Colin Kaepernick Named Face of Nike’s 30th Anniversary of ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

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Teddy's Person  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:44:43pm

re: #27 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Boycott Nike? Dafuq did they do?

This

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wrenchwench  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:46:23pm

re: #29 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I may be in the market for some new kicks for my fall vacation then.

/half

I don’t think they sell single shoes. Gotta getta pair. Not a /half.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:46:38pm

re: #31 Teddy’s Person

This

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Sounds right on to me considering he’s been pretty much blacklisted.

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:46:49pm

re: #24 HappyWarrior

Yep, you got me :).

Sometimes I just go with:
State it and shut up
Don’t explain
Don’t justify

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:47:32pm

re: #32 wrenchwench

I don’t think they sell single shoes. Gotta getta pair. Not a /half.

I may have deserved that.

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Teddy's Person  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:48:13pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

Sounds right on to me considering he’s been pretty much blacklisted.

It makes my heart happy!

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BeachDem  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:48:36pm

Rre: #2 JordanRules

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Weird—when I looked at the calendar about 1/2 an hour ago, Bannon’s talk was on it—now it’s gone.

festival.newyorker.com

Edit—that’s what I get for not reading the whole thread—wow—that was a fast cancellation. (Seems it worked better than the Hamilton boycott after all)

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lawhawk  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:49:32pm

Back to the DOJ indictments of Collins and Hunter. There’s a DOJ memo that states in part:

Simply put, politics must play no role in the decisions of federal investigators or prosecutors regarding any investigations or criminal charges. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors may never select the timing of investigative steps or criminal charges for the purpose of affecting any election, or for the purpose of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party. Such a purpose is inconsistent with the Department’s mission and with the Principles of Federal Prosecution.

Trump and his acolytes are going to be abusing this memo claiming that they have to wrap up the prosecutions or that it was purely politically motivated.

The Trump DOJ indicted those right wing extremists for corruption. The Trump DOJ, headed by right winger Sessions and by other Trump nominees, still did their job and managed to indict those two fucknuts. Now, the Trumpworld brigade is going to spew every last breath trying to break the prosecutions claiming that they’re politically motivated, when it is anything but.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:49:56pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:51:18pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:53:12pm
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lawhawk  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:54:13pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

The only way to engage these fuckers is not to play their game. Don’t cede anything, especially airtime to giving them a platform. They are not deserving of it and have taken advantage of it for years on end.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:56:03pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:57:27pm

re: #40 JordanRules

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Oh now you care about Assad. Maybe you should have shut the fuck about Andrew McCabe’s wife who was running against a man who wrote letters to Assad praising his “toughness.”

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 3:59:11pm

New Louis Cole album is fucking awesome.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:02:17pm

re: #41 JordanRules

How do they mess this up? Simple.

1) Invite a controversial person to comment on a show/article, because you are desperate for clicks.
2) Realize said “controversial” person is, in fact, an asshat who really shouldn’t be given a public platform from which to speak.
3) Revoke the invitation.
4) ???
5) (they) PROFIT!!!!

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:07:30pm

re: #46 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

How do they mess this up? Simple.

1) Invite a controversial person to comment on a show/article.
2) Realize said “controversial” person is, in fact, an asshat who really shouldn’t be given a public platform from which to speak.
3) Revoke the invitation.
4) ???
5) (they) PROFIT!!!!

They knew who he was and should have known what would happen. Now he and Trump get to profit off more alt-right rage.

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makeitstop  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:09:12pm

re: #47 JordanRules

They knew who he was and should have known what would happen. Now he and Trump get to profit off more alt-right rage.

Looking at Hamilton 68, the bots haven’t glommed onto it yet. Give it a couple of hours, though.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:12:08pm

re: #47 JordanRules

They knew who he was and should have known what would happen. Now he and Trump get to profit off more alt-right rage.

I think what it comes down to is that they intend to profit off the controversy, only to realize - belatedly - that 1) the “controversy” is exactly the intent, and 2) there’s no way they can profit from it. The fact that others have made the exact same mistake seems not to deter others from trying.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:12:37pm

re: #48 makeitstop

Looking at Hamilton 68, the bots haven’t glommed onto it yet. Give it a couple of hours, though.

Yup. They’re getting the key words in, then it’s off to the racists races.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:13:21pm
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petesh  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:16:07pm

re: #33 HappyWarrior

Sounds right on to me considering he’s been pretty much blacklisted.

We definitely shouldn’t jump the gun on this; the arbitrator has only just agreed that there is enough evidence that he should hold a hearing.
/s

Just to be clear: Yay, Kap!

And it is interesting that Nike sees their bread being buttered this way.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:17:15pm

re: #49 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah, that’s the game. And it is more of a game to them, sadly.

The fact that others have made the exact same mistake seems not to deter others from trying.

Yes! This is the part that leaves me cold. There’s gotta be some type of insularity at the high executive, decision making levels that should probably be addressed.

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sagehen  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:19:21pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:20:25pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:21:09pm

I think he’s big on Ph.D.s.

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petesh  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:22:46pm

re: #56 JordanRules

I sincerely hope I never meet Mr Page, or my nonviolent credentials would come under serious strain.

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:22:47pm

Carter Page, Putin has Directed

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:24:03pm
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Teddy's Person  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:24:12pm

re: #56 JordanRules

I think he’s big on Ph.D.s.

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He thinks white men are oppressed (at least that’s my reading). Bless his heart.

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:25:45pm

A song for Labor Day:

The Band - Caves Of Jericho

“The Caves Of Jericho”

They should have known that trouble was brewing
They should have seen what the old men knew
They should have shut us down
When the hail fell to the ground
From a cloudy sky of baby blue

Three o’clock on a cold, cold morning
The big bell wailed as if on cue
A woman’s scream was heard
And the news came afterwards
“It’s a blow out down in Number Two!”

Down in Jericho Kentucky
The mines have all caved in
Down in Jericho
Broken hearts don’t mend
Tear stained eyes of kin
Never ever seen what the future might have been

The hat lamps burned with a flame like lightning
The coal dust blanketed the morning dew
The young ones looked for kin
And the blind man, he looks grim
‘Cause he sees there’s nothing that he can do

They pumped up the mud and they chunked out water
They scratched the earth till it turned to sand
And a half mile down below
It’s a lost cause the miners know
Meet your maker, boys, the time’s at hand

Down in Jericho, Kentucky
The mines have all caved in
Down in Jericho
Broken hearts don’t mend
Tears stained eyes of kin
Never ever seen
What their future might have been

The fire boss’s hands are clean as a whistle
The fat cat knows he’s a company man
But he should have bowed down his head
When they hauled out all the dead
But it’s business, boys, start ‘em up again

Down in Jericho, Kentucky
The mines have all caved in
Down in Jericho.
Broken hearts don’t mend
Tears stained eyes of kin
Never ever seen
What their future might have been

Broken hearts don’t mend
Tears stained eyes of kin
Never ever seen
What their future might have been

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:26:11pm
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meteor  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:29:03pm
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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:30:30pm

re: #42 lawhawk

The only way to engage these fuckers is not to play their game. Don’t cede anything, especially airtime to giving them a platform. They are not deserving of it and have taken advantage of it for years on end.

+ A bunch

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:31:07pm

re: #62 JordanRules

This tweet assumes that such a thing has not already happened.

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:40:39pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:42:32pm

re: #55 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

So the PhD in history finally decides that Trump’s words are appropriate for a banana republic. Sasse should know the dangers of an autocrat in the Presidency — he should understand that the Russian interference in our election must be stopped — he should understand that that Trump’s reverence for Putin is a serious problem — yet he has done nothing to date to reverse these assaults on our democracy.

So Ben — just a few pretty words and then retreat into silence again? Or are you going to do something? My bet — retreat into silence.

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BeachDem  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:44:52pm

re: #59 gocart mozart

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:48:46pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:49:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:49:35pm
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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:50:00pm

Thread:

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:54:15pm
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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:56:08pm

Nike is also behind the Serena Williams ads.

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 4:59:44pm
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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:00:12pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:03:57pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:04:33pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:06:56pm

re: #78 gocart mozart

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Just think someone actually made this guy an university president. Critical thinking is a bitch isn’t it Dinesh?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:07:01pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:07:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:08:32pm

re: #81 gocart mozart

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Crotch rotch to own the libs.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:09:31pm

re: #70 gocart mozart

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wrenchwench  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:10:25pm

re: #81 gocart mozart

[This guy played em tho]

Cheeky.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:11:03pm

Law and Order*

Unless my allies are the subject of prosecution

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:11:45pm

re: #56 JordanRules

I think he’s big on Ph.D.s.

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“Deplorable” is not a protected class

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:11:56pm

re: #85 HappyWarrior

Criminal charges should only occur for being liberal.

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:15:12pm

re: #66 jaunte

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Congress is letting him
That’s why he doesn’t know the limits

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:15:27pm

Can everyone encourage Sean to buy more shoes to burn?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:15:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:18:39pm

re: #89 jaunte

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Can everyone encourage Sean to buy more shoes to burn?

It didn’t. You chose. And companies don’t exist to make your snowflake ass comfortable. Maybe actually get offended about something worth a damn rather than a manufactured outrage led by a man who derided POWs.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:20:05pm

re: #89 jaunte

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:22:50pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:23:15pm

Damn! What kinda chess is this??

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:24:23pm

Feeling ranty.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:24:34pm

re: #94 JordanRules

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Damn! What kinda chess is this??

Remember when he was loaned the TARDIS?

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nines09  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:24:50pm

Next up, the realization that all those teams these dipsticks follow wear Nike jerseys. And they own a few. Glorious.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:25:30pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

Feeling ranty.

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Yep, they somehow think they have to hear from fascists for balance. Nope.

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BeachDem  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:25:55pm

re: #78 gocart mozart

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I love Kevin Kruse. Heh—

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:25:58pm
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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:26:03pm

re: #93 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Actually wearing the burning shoes would show some real commitment.

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makeitstop  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:26:30pm

re: #48 makeitstop

Looking at Hamilton 68, the bots haven’t glommed onto it yet. Give it a couple of hours, though.

And just like that…

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:26:44pm

re: #96 Belafon

Remember when he was loaned the TARDIS?

Ahh yes. He had to go back and be in charge of Katrina. How could I forget?!

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:26:55pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:27:05pm

re: #99 BeachDem

I love Kevin Kruse. Heh—

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That’s awesome.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:27:36pm

re: #95 Charles Johnson

Feeling ranty.

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THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:27:53pm

re: #104 goddamnedfrank

Instead of buying nike socks buy gold toe. Easy choice.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:32:28pm

re: #104 goddamnedfrank

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He sure showed them.// If they want to do that fine but don’t make libs are triggered jokes if you’re going to tear your socks up over a man who has never been so much as charged with a crime getting an ad campaign.

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:33:21pm

Nike-owned brands, to encourage comprehensive conservative destruction of their own property:
en.wikipedia.org

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:34:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:35:17pm
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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:36:02pm
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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:36:35pm

bbc.com

Around 65,000 people have attended a free concert against racism in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.

The town has seen far-right rallies and counter-demonstrations after two migrants were identified as suspects in the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old German man late last month.

Punk and hip hop bands performed on Monday evening under the slogan “there are more of us”, in response to the far-right slogan “we are the people”.

Many people chanted “Nazis out”.

Organisers had to change the venue to accommodate all those who wanted to attend.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:38:44pm

I think this is a great comment over at Balloon Juice:

[F]ascism expands to fill the space if given the opportunity and it’s best to deny them that space.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:39:59pm

re: #55 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I disagree. As long as Trump is President and the GOP does nothing we ARE a Banana Republic as much as we try to pretend otherwise.

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ObserverArt  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:40:21pm

re: #16 HappyWarrior

He should have never done it in the first place. And now we’re going to get cries about how Bannon’s free peach has been violated. Fucking idiots.

Let ‘em cry. This is Democracy…the majority is speaking.

Plus, it’s good Bannon get another taste for how much he is despised by good people. Time for a little of the resistance he should have come up against three years ago.

And, since he hates so many people for race, religion and political stance, a little taste of it coming back on him is deserved.

Fuck Steve Bannon. America cannot say that enough.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:40:56pm

Also at Balloon Juice, from Baud:

Now if we can just get Hoverround to sponsor Kaepernick, GOP voters won’t be able to make it to the polls in November!

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:41:53pm

re: #116 ObserverArt

Let ‘em cry. This is Democracy…the majority is speaking.

Plus, it’s good Bannon get another taste for how much he is despised by good people. Time for a little of the resistance he should have come up against three years ago.

And, since he hates so many people for race, religion and political stance, a little taste of it coming back on him is deserved.

Fuck Steve Bannon. America cannot say that enough.

Yep, and their whining <<<<<< Bannon getting a microphone.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:42:02pm

When does Trump rage tweet against Nike?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:44:15pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:44:51pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:45:29pm

re: #67 Hecuba’s daughter

So the PhD in history finally decides that Trump’s words are appropriate for a banana republic. Sasse should know the dangers of an autocrat in the Presidency — he should understand that the Russian interference in our election must be stopped — he should understand that that Trump’s reverence for Putin is a serious problem — yet he has done nothing to date to reverse these assaults on our democracy.

So Ben — just a few pretty words and then retreat into silence again? Or are you going to do something? My bet — retreat into silence.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:46:10pm

re: #120 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

He could have at least acknowledged all of the private contractors that feed the troops.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:47:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:48:04pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:48:12pm

re: #119 HappyWarrior

When does Trump rage tweet against Nike?

About 4:45 am tomorrow morning, Washington time.

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:49:26pm
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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:49:56pm

Because of a tropical system hitting Houston right now, the DFW area is also getting rain. We’re in the process of making up for August it seems.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:50:16pm

re: #119 HappyWarrior

When does Trump rage tweet against Nike?

When will it be a report on Fox?

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:51:16pm

At that concert in Germany, the singer from one of the bands said this:

“We’re not naive. We’re not under the illusion that you hold a concert and then the world is saved,” he said. “But sometimes it’s important to show that you’re not alone.”

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:53:11pm

re: #123 Belafon

He could have at least acknowledged all of the private contractors that feed the troops.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:53:14pm
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:54:14pm

re: #16 HappyWarrior

He should have never done it in the first place. And now we’re going to get cries about how Bannon’s free peach has been violated. Fucking idiots.

I’ll give him a megaphone and pick out a fucking corner for him to rant on. Let the rotten fruit and veggies fly.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:56:22pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:56:54pm

re: #130 Belafon

At that concert in Germany, the singer from one of the bands said this:

It’s so important!
I was so saddened and disappointed by the footage from the Nazi marches and folks saying they had gotten bigger recently so seeing images from this event was so appreciated. Those hate groups do thrive on intimidation and making folks feel isolated.
I’m just so happy for Germany, seeing this response!

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:57:46pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 3, 2018 • 5:58:46pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

I was thinking the same thing the other day.

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BeachDem  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:01:15pm

re: #121 JordanRules

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Just want to point out that.

Of the top 5 US Women Tennis Players, 4 out of 5 wear Nike shoes and 3 out of 5 wear Nike clothing (Venus wears her own brand.)

Also (and this probably fries the yam’s tater tots—remember, he once said Serena must have been intimidated by Sharapova’s “supermodel good looks”) 3 of the top 5 are African American, one is biracial and one is white.

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mmmirele  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:02:41pm

re: #2 JordanRules

Dear New Yorker, please withdraw Bannon from your lineup so I don’t have to call and cancel my subscription.

(And yes, I’ve tweeted a couple of variations at @NewYorker today.)

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makeitstop  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:03:17pm

re: #139 mmmirele

Dear New Yorker, please withdraw Bannon from your lineup so I don’t have to call and cancel my subscription.

They already have.

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lawhawk  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:03:46pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

Sessions made one decision that matters and the consequences of it are why Trump rages nonstop.

Sessions recused himself because he’s directly involved in the Russia-Trump investigation as a potential target.

That’s why Trump rages against the machine. It’s why Trump dumps on Sessions at every turn and tries to interfere in the ongoing investigations.

Sessions does just enough to deflect this, but Sessions hasn’t smacked Trump down either. He hasn’t outright told Trump to stop interfering in ongoing investigations and that doing so puts him in legal jeopardy (though WH counsel and Trump’s personal lawyer-idiots in Rudy and Co., should be the ones telling him this since USAG isn’t Trump’s personal lawyer, but the top lawyer for the Department of Justice).

So we’re in the precarious situation where Sessions does just enough to muddle through, Trump continues to attack the DOJ and FBI, and Mueller keeps doing his thing, which is rack up indictments, guilty pleas, and convictions.

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:03:51pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:04:22pm

re: #139 mmmirele

Dear New Yorker, please withdraw Bannon from your lineup so I don’t have to call and cancel my subscription.

They already did, hours ago

So, no. You don’t get credit for coaxing them to make the decision

//

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:06:42pm

People are ridiculous and I am cackling!

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wheat-dogg  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:07:22pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

Sessions may be taking his job more seriously than the Yam expected, as if swearing on the Bible to uphold the Constitution actually meant something to Jeff. He may still be a xenophobic, racist SOB, but it appears he knows he is not Donnie Two-Scoops’ personal attorney.

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fern01  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:09:42pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

Like GWBush getting rehabilitated. Everyone looks better in comparison to trump. There is no bar.

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:11:57pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:12:34pm

What an ignorant, dull twit!

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:13:17pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:15:31pm

The problem is that being invited to this thing was an automatic win-win. Either he goes and gets to spread his hate or he gets banned, drawing media attention and then he gets to play victim.

Either way he advances his cause.

Someone at the New Yorker should have been smart enough to tell him to fuck off in the first place.

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:15:52pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:16:25pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:16:37pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:18:14pm

re: #148 JordanRules

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What an ignorant, dull twit!

Seriously. Right wing “humor” is so dumb and juvenile.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:18:22pm

Can someone explain to me what the deal is with the red x in the Twitter names? Is it some sort of vicitmhood bullshit?

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BeachDem  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:19:09pm

re: #144 JordanRules

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People are ridiculous and I am cackling!

Yeah. I’m sure Nike is just shaking in their…Nikes. (Are Candace and her cohort, Charlie ever right about anything? Rhetorical question)

Nike, Inc. is the world’s largest supplier and manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel and other sports equipment. The company employed about 74,400 people worldwide in 2017, and their global revenue generated more than 34 billion U.S. dollars. The North American region of Nike generated the largest portion of the company’s revenue that year; over 15 billion U.S. dollars, with the Oregon based company’s athletic footwear segment generated approximately 9.7 billion U.S. dollars of that.

statista.com

Brand value of the leading apparel brands worldwide in 2018 (in million U.S. dollars):

Nike—38,479
Addidas—12,456

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stpaulbear  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:20:02pm

re: #124 goddamnedfrank

Wasn’t he killed by ‘friendly’ fire?

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:20:11pm

There’s a lot going on. Too much to remember. So I’m just gonna drop these here as reference refreshers.

“The Justice Department Is Headed Down a Dangerous Path”

The investigations and counterinvestigations involving Jeff Sessions and Andrew McCabe are destroying faith in federal law enforcement.

bloomberg.com

POLITICIZATION OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

americanoversight.org

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:21:16pm

Childish Orangino is my new favorite Trump name.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:22:09pm

re: #158 JordanRules

There’s a lot going on. Too much to remember. So I’m just gonna drop these here as reference refreshers.

bloomberg.com

americanoversight.org

Actually, the DOJ being willing to investigate even its leaders is a good thing if it’s not being done for political reasons. And what other recourse do we have?

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:22:23pm

Watching Maddow.
Brett Kavanaugh is a real slimy piece of shit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:22:42pm

re: #161 jaunte

Watching Maddow.
Brett Kavanaugh is a real slimy piece of shit.

All of Trumps favorites are.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:23:14pm

re: #153 gocart mozart

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It’s right wing populism at its most infantile.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:23:38pm

re: #161 jaunte

Watching Maddow.
Brett Kavanaugh is a real slimy piece of shit.

Yeah he is.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:23:45pm

re: #160 Belafon

Actually, the DOJ being willing to investigate even its leaders is a good thing if it’s not being done for political reasons. And what other recourse do we have?

It is being done for political reasons and the 2nd link gives other examples of such.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:24:01pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:24:48pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:25:38pm

re: #166 Single-handed sailor

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Damn it, stop being reasonable Walsh. I’m going to start thinking you’re not a pos.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:25:48pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:26:01pm

re: #157 stpaulbear

Wasn’t he killed by ‘friendly’ fire?

Yes, I meant to put that in. Typo of omission.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:27:06pm

re: #169 Charles Johnson

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Says a man who ran a howling mob on Breitbart. Great move Dave. Now the imbreds will send you death threats.

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:28:40pm

re: #171 HappyWarrior

They could threaten to cancel their subscriptions, but they’d need one.

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:30:59pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:31:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:32:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:32:29pm

re: #174 JordanRules

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I predict it will be a high school athlete in Alabama…

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makeitstop  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:32:48pm
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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:35:19pm

re: #173 gocart mozart

It looks like Garrison is competing with the Q-Anon chart.

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:35:48pm
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stpaulbear  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:37:58pm

re: #147 gocart mozart

TBogg was one of the very first blogs I ever discovered (the original purple version) and it was such a fun place. He didn’t require registration to post comments and the threads would get pretty wild (there weren’t millions of trolls back then so it was still manageable). I was really pissed off when he signed onto Fire Dog Lake, and I remember that posting as his response to most of the FDL crowd. He didn’t fit in at all there.

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petesh  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:38:56pm

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hmmm, Honest,, I first read that tweet as:

I genuinely want to thank all the white males who pulled out

and thought it was pretty radical

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:39:14pm

re: #173 gocart mozart

I love that Trump doesn’t know how to hold a hammer.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:40:22pm
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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:41:53pm

re: #175 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:43:03pm

re: #173 gocart mozart

Ben Garrison is the Jon McNaughton of bad cartoonists!

Actually Ben has more skills than Jon. They could fight each other over who gets to be

the link in the Trump Human Centipede whose lips are fastened to Trump’s anus.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:43:26pm
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ObserverArt  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:44:10pm

re: #161 jaunte

Watching Maddow.
Brett Kavanaugh is a real slimy piece of shit.

I saw where my buddy Robby Portman is going to do an introduction of Kavanaugh.

I wrote Robby earlier and got on him for pushing Kavanaugh on us and throwing the court out of balance…not the intention of the forefathers. Also reminded him of the withholding of some Kavanaugh documents and his seemingly being chosen by Trump to be a presidential protector.

CNN - Kavanaugh to be introduced by Republicans Rob Portman and Condoleezza Rice, liberal Lisa Blatt

Washington (CNN)Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be introduced by Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and liberal lawyer Lisa Blatt at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing next week.

Portman and Rice both worked with Kavanaugh in George W. Bush’s White House.

Blatt, a former clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, wrote an opinion piece in Politico supporting Kavanaugh’s appointment, much the same way that Neal Katyal, who was acting solicitor general under President Barack Obama, supported the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch last year.

In her opinion piece earlier this month, titled “I’m a Liberal Feminist Lawyer. Here’s Why Democrats Should Support Judge Kavanaugh,” Blatt called the nominee “supremely qualified” and said that “we all benefit from having smart, qualified and engaged judges on our highest court, regardless of the administration that nominates them.”

The hearing, set to start Sept. 4, is expected to last three or four days, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley previously said.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:44:11pm

re: #173 gocart mozart

Also, I’m pretty sure the version of the X-Files theme being played is in a major key:

The X-Files Theme in a Major Key

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:44:17pm

re: #186 JordanRules

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That’s assuming they care about homeless vets as something other than to attack liberals for supporting refugees.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:45:12pm

re: #189 HappyWarrior

That’s assuming they care about homeless vets as something other than to attack liberals for supporting refugees.

They do not.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:46:19pm
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ObserverArt  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:47:07pm

re: #176 Backwoods_Sleuth

I predict it will be a high school athlete in Alabama…

Texas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:47:51pm

re: #192 ObserverArt

Texas.

fight me…

:D

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:48:00pm
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plansbandc  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:48:06pm

Mr. Bubz has gone metal!

Mr Bubz goes METAL

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:48:13pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:48:45pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:49:12pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:50:52pm

re: #194 jaunte

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Exactly. And honestly after how Garland was treated I’m not prepared to play nice.

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jaunte  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:51:47pm

re: #199 HappyWarrior

No limits on foreign money influencing our elections is insane.

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mmmirele  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:51:59pm

re: #140 makeitstop

I figured that out by reading this thread. So much for starting a thread, laying down to take a nap (aka listening to an irate sun conure telling me in his very special way he wants my brother to come home from the hospital) and then resuming after the nap.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:54:02pm

re: #196 jaunte

The America in Hardwired wasn’t all that great with their Russian bought presidents.

Now, though, imagine how loud Republicans will scream if Democrats accept money from Europe.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:54:19pm

re: #200 jaunte

No limits on foreign money influencing our elections is insane.

He had a lot of insane views.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:55:08pm

re: #202 Belafon

The America in Hardwired wasn’t all that great with their Russian bought presidents.

Now, though, imagine how loud Republicans will scream if Democrats accept money from Europe.

Republicans never anticipate their own game to be used against them which is why they howl so much when Dems fight back.

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:58:08pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 6:59:40pm
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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:01:19pm

re: #206 goddamnedfrank

He’s got some great insight into how Pat thought, I see. //

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CarolJ  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:02:03pm

re: #146 fern01

It’s the small things I’m thankful here. Bush isn’t using his prestige to pour gasoline on this fire of an Administration. He’s certainly behind the lack of experienced people in Dump’s Administration. And whatever his flaws, he wasn’t going to destroy everything to create a white ethnostate or bring on the rapture. Remember he did bring up an immigration bill and approved the initial bail-out in 2008. He tamped down the Islamaphobia right after September 11th. There’s plenty bad about his record but compared to Trump, Bush at least could be adequate at times.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:02:41pm

re: #56 JordanRules

I think he’s big on Ph.D.s.

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When it comes to Carter Page, “Ph. D” really means “Piled Higher & Deeper”!

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:04:07pm

re: #208 CarolJ

It’s the small things I’m thankful here. Bush isn’t using his prestige to pour gasoline on this fire of an Administration. He’s certainly behind the lack of experienced people in Dump’s Administration. And whatever his flaws, he wasn’t going to destroy everything to create a white ethnostate or bring on the rapture. Remember he did bring up an immigration bill and approved the initial bail-out in 2008. He tamped down the Islamaphobia right after September 11th. There’s plenty bad about his record but compared to Trump, Bush at least could be adequate at times.

These are all very valid points, but we definitely want to watch the natural human tendency to want to rank horrible people or events. What if our response to the next Republican president is “At least Trump didn’t eat children”?

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:04:29pm
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:04:34pm

re: #62 JordanRules

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sagehen  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:04:44pm

re: #113 Belafon

bbc.com

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Because Germans remember that if you let Nazis take over, it ends with your country in rubble. They’d rather not do that again.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:04:55pm

I obviously can’t speak for Tillman but from what I know, he valued free thought so he probably would be encouraging Colin and not using the military as a crutch like so many including many conservative vets are fond of doing when difficult questions come up.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:09:28pm

And I know maybe it’s not my place to say this as a non vet but it’s kind of exhausting that some vets have to make everything about them. Kap wasn’t trying to insult them. And despite what I hear said, our vets are acknowledged plenty. The problem is so much of what is said about our vets is lip service by cynical politicians and businessmen while we do nothing to actually address real problems of homelessness, unemployment, drug/alcohol abuse. Enough of flag worship and more willingness to actually help people.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:11:03pm

re: #215 HappyWarrior

Personally I hate this growing perception that all veterans are raging wingnuts.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:13:01pm

re: #216 Eclectic Cyborg

Personally I hate this growing perception that all veterans are raging wingnuts.

I do too. I was named after a veteran. I really resent the idea that veterans buy stupid right wing memes.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:14:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:15:38pm

re: #218 JordanRules

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They have no fucking shame at all.

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:15:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:17:15pm
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wheat-dogg  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:17:17pm

Let the howling begin!

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:17:47pm

Seriously, it’s just … of all the fucking examples they could have conjured!

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:17:56pm

Let’s not forget that it was a veteran that suggested Colin can protest respectfully by kneeling.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:18:40pm

re: #222 wheat-dogg

Let the howling begin!

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Oh shut up Jim, you love real fascists.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:18:55pm

re: #224 GlutenFreeJesus

Let’s not forget that it was a veteran that suggested Colin can protest respectfully by kneeling.

That’s always ignored.

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Interesting Times  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:19:46pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:22:34pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:23:28pm
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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:25:25pm

re: #141 lawhawk

Sessions made one decision that matters and the consequences of it are why Trump rages nonstop.

Sessions recused himself because he’s directly involved in the Russia-Trump investigation as a potential target.

That’s why Trump rages against the machine. It’s why Trump dumps on Sessions at every turn and tries to interfere in the ongoing investigations.

Sessions does just enough to deflect this, but Sessions hasn’t smacked Trump down either. He hasn’t outright told Trump to stop interfering in ongoing investigations and that doing so puts him in legal jeopardy (though WH counsel and Trump’s personal lawyer-idiots in Rudy and Co., should be the ones telling him this since USAG isn’t Trump’s personal lawyer, but the top lawyer for the Department of Justice).

So we’re in the precarious situation where Sessions does just enough to muddle through, Trump continues to attack the DOJ and FBI, and Mueller keeps doing his thing, which is rack up indictments, guilty pleas, and convictions.

And he knows it

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:26:00pm

re: #228 goddamnedfrank

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That that big government!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:26:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:27:17pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:27:33pm

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Bullying? Yeah calling out a bigoted fascist spouse abuser is bullying. God Trumpers are some stupid, stupid people.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:29:13pm

re: #233 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Seriously Breitbart was and is the definition of a fascist internet mob. But Snowflake Steve doesn’t like the truth about his sorry ass being called out. No one owes you shit Steve. Get a real job other than being a miserable old drunk racist asshole.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:29:15pm

re: #232 Backwoods_Sleuth

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:30:39pm

re: #159 gocart mozart

Childish Orangino is my new favorite Trump name.

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I’m sticking with President Unindicted Co-conspirator

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:30:56pm

New Orleans:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:32:14pm

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

Speaking of which, I was driving north out of fish country this morning and noticed that most of southern Wisconsin appears to be completely underwater. Governor Walker (Dumbass-WI) hasn’t said anything about the flooding yet, has he?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:32:52pm

re: #237 dangerman

I’m sticking with President Unindicted Co-conspirator

My personal favorite is still the Tangerine Wankmaggot.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:33:20pm

re: #239 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Speaking of which, I was driving north out of fish country this morning and noticed that most of southern Wisconsin appears to be completely underwater. Governor Walker (Dumbass-WI) hasn’t said anything about the flooding yet, has he?

Land of One Big Lake?

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:33:23pm

re: #167 goddamnedfrank

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I think that’s what has many of them so upset. Deep down they know Nike studied the hell out of this move & came to the realization that stupid old racists are already irrelevant to their bottom line. This is just corporate America letting a demographic know it is going extinct

In short Nike did not pull a New Yorker

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sagehen  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:33:25pm

re: #186 JordanRules

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I can’t help but remember JK Rowling’s reply to right-wingers who were going to burn their Harry Potter merch over her anti-Trump tweets:

“Okay. I’ve already got your money, and smoke from burning DVD’s is toxic and will damage your lungs. You can use my lighter.”

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:34:30pm

re: #243 sagehen

I can’t help but remember JK Rowling’s reply to right-wingers who were going to burn their Harry Potter merch over her anti-Trump tweets:

“Okay. I’ve already got your money, and smoke from burning DVD’s is toxic and will damage your lungs. You can use my lighter.”

I remember that! It was classic!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:34:37pm

re: #241 wheat-dogg

Land of One Big Lake?

Pretty much. It was pretty severe in places - I-94 was almost underwater in one stretch between Madison and Eau Claire. I guess the north country had a hell of a lot of rain while I was away in fish country, where it was sunny, humid, and 96+ degrees F (~30 degrees C).

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wheat-dogg  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:35:24pm

re: #243 sagehen

Boycotts only work when you don’t buy the merchandise at all. Burning shit after you have bought is just wasting YOUR money and sending a message to everyone that you are fcking idiot.

BTW how many RWNJs are really not watching the NFL?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:35:57pm

re: #239 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Speaking of which, I was driving north out of fish country this morning and noticed that most of southern Wisconsin appears to be completely underwater. Governor Walker (Dumbass-WI) hasn’t said anything about the flooding yet, has he?

mostly though he’s been tweeting about motorcycles, parades, and summer closeout sales on Scott Walker gear

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wheat-dogg  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:36:03pm

re: #246 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Pretty much. It was pretty severe in places - I-94 was almost underwater in one stretch between Madison and Eau Claire. I guess the north country had a hell of a lot of rain while I was away in fish country, where it was sunny, humid, and 96+ degrees F (~30 degrees C).

I bet the mosquitoes are happy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:37:44pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:38:10pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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mostly though he’s been tweeting about motorcycles, parades, and summer closeout sales on Scott Walker gear

In other words: Misdirect, misdirect, anything to call attention away from his gross negligence as a governor. I drove down on Friday, everything was dry. I drove up on Monday, everything was soaking wet. Nothing he could have done, I’m sure.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:38:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:38:40pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:39:04pm

re: #249 wheat-dogg

I bet the mosquitoes are happy.

Thankfully, in fish country they are regular size mosquitoes. Now that I am back in the wild north country, however, I believe I may need to carry some bricks in my backpack to avoid being carried off.

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stpaulbear  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:39:05pm

re: #246 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The rain didn’t seem to be all that bad in the Twin Cities. The air is soupy though.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:39:12pm

Active Measures gets an endorsement. I haven’t seen it yet. Anyone?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:40:57pm

re: #255 stpaulbear

The rain didn’t seem to be all that bad in the Twin Cities. The air is soupy though.

Yeah, I noticed the lower town isn’t underwater yet. I live halfway up a hill, so it’s unlikely that we’d get washed away by rainfall, but I would be driving through several rather large puddles if we had accumulated any major rainfall while I was gone.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:41:19pm

oh…

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:41:39pm

re: #205 gocart mozart

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He did so not to disrespect our flag but to give meaning to the words of the preamble of our Constitution—“in order to form a more perfect union

“Liberty and Justice for all”, also works

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wheat-dogg  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:42:52pm

re: #250 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape,
You don’t spit into the wind.
You don’t throw an axe at a moving train,
And you don’t mess around with Jim!

— With apologies to Jim Croce

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:43:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:44:28pm
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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:44:51pm

re: #208 CarolJ

It’s the small things I’m thankful here. Bush isn’t using his prestige to pour gasoline on this fire of an Administration. He’s certainly behind the lack of experienced people in Dump’s Administration. And whatever his flaws, he wasn’t going to destroy everything to create a white ethnostate or bring on the rapture. Remember he did bring up an immigration bill and approved the initial bail-out in 2008. He tamped down the Islamaphobia right after September 11th. There’s plenty bad about his record but compared to Trump, Bush at least could be adequate at times.

While bush used to be compared to 44 other guys, now he’s being compared to 45
And the last guy has buried the bar

in absolute terms bush is just the same bad president as bad as always
Relatively, he got a bit of a boost

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:45:22pm

re: #260 wheat-dogg

Oh, well done. I approve.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:45:29pm

re: #102 makeitstop

And just like that…

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Just finished blocking Russian Bot #12 for the night!

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wheat-dogg  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:46:26pm

re: #264 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oh, well done. I approve.

I tweeted it to Gov, Abbot

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:47:24pm

re: #220 gocart mozart

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Dude,. Nobody reads 1500 pages per hour
Not for content
Not reads and retains

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:47:38pm

re: #242 dangerman

In short Nike did not pull a New Yorker

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Charles Johnson  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:52:00pm
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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:52:52pm

re: #250 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Can’t believe this happened. Everyone is taught to NEVER throw an ax at a moving train. SA man throws ax at moving train, which bounces back, hits him in head, SAPD says

Florida man moved to Texas?

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:56:22pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 7:57:00pm

re: #270 dangerman

Florida man moved to Texas?

Texas has their own brand of stupid. I’m surprised they don’t have their own Fark tag by now.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:00:19pm

re: #272 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Texas has their own brand of stupid. I’m surprised they don’t have their own Fark tag by now.

They do.
It’s ‘Texan’

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:00:19pm

re: #267 dangerman

It was a joke. He is the snarkiest Senator.

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:02:02pm

re: #273 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

They do.
It’s ‘Texan’

It ought to be Texian at least.

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gocart mozart  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:05:49pm
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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:07:36pm

re: #274 gocart mozart

It was a joke. He is the snarkiest Senator.

Ah
It’s late here…

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dangerman  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:09:15pm

I’m toast
Good night all

Keep the faith

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Kragar  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:09:46pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:16:25pm

re: #279 Kragar

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Funny, that. I’m very used to eating out at Indian restaurants, both ashore and abroad. They have very clearly labeled options for both vegans and non-vegans - quite intentionally, obviously, as there are Hindus who are practicing vegans and those who are not. They are intentional as to the separation, something I appreciate about them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:17:31pm
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Cheechako  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:22:06pm
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Kragar  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:23:03pm
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KGxvi  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:24:22pm

Got home from Thailand yesterday, sleep schedule still all fucked up. Trip was fun/uneventful… looking like it was not the same around here

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:28:18pm
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KGxvi  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:29:37pm

re: #285 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

JesusDarwin wept…

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stpaulbear  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:32:06pm

re: #285 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

If that’s not snark, I think I’m still going to laugh.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:33:35pm

re: #51 Charles Johnson

What a quaint controversy given that we’re living on the age of Trump where everyday brings light to a new scamedal!

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:34:36pm

re: #281 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Why the hell would that bother NIKE?? Idiots.

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BigPapa  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:36:20pm

I just saw a woman with a string handbag over her shoulder that said Spiritual Gangster

I had a shit eating grin and her kids kept looking at me funny. Trying not to creep them out but it just gave me the giggles.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:37:18pm

re: #269 Charles Johnson

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Be interesting if Chuck really becomes more aggressive. His aggressive questioning of Democrats to avoid the appearance of bias—which he acknowledges in a way—has likely become reflexive.

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stpaulbear  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:40:51pm

re: #291 Barefoot Grin

Be interesting if Chuck really becomes more aggressive. His aggressive questioning of Democrats to avoid the appearance of bias—which he acknowledges in a way—has likely become reflexive.

Until he learns how to listen and ask followup questions, he’s going to remain useless. Like someone was saying yesterday, he’s so tied up by the cleverness of his own questions that he doesn’t even bother to listen to most of the responses.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 3, 2018 • 8:58:52pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:08:40pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:09:03pm

I haven’t read the thread yet, but I will after this pointless comment.

My wife and I safely arrived home. Much of our power is restored, but there is still work outstanding. As such I expect the electrician to call or be by my house tomorrow.

My computer is even running in a new plug socket I had installed especially for it, so I don’t have a spaghetti lab of cords running around my telephone, answering machine, router, and legs.

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Interesting Times  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:10:22pm

Well, that certainly puts things into perspective…

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:18:12pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:20:38pm

re: #10 Charles Johnson

Has anyone at @TheEconomist explained why they are promoting white nationalism at their #OpenFuture event? pic.twitter.com

— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) August 29, 2018

Free speech: The Economist is free to promote Steve Bannon.

Also free speech: I am free to write The Economist and tell them to cancel my magazine subscription, and why I am doing so.

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BeachDem  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:26:10pm

re: #272 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Texas has their own brand of stupid. I’m surprised they don’t have their own Fark tag by now.

The axe throwing thing is a thing.

Hard to believe Myrtle Beach actually said NO.

Myrtle Beach says ‘no’ to axe-throwing facility in downtown

Despite the city’s concerns, these facilities have been growing in popularity across the country since 2016…

Urban Axes in Durham will open later this summer. Business owners said it was always a permitted use and did not face any zoning or planning problems. In Greenville, Craft Axe Throwing is located within the county limits. Greenville County spokesperson Bob Mihalic said the business didn’t “break any zoning regulation”.

wmbfnews.com

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:43:59pm

When reached for comment, an Eau Palm Beach spokesperson said it’s “standard operating procedure” in the hospitality industry to ask guests to remove sunglasses for their “safety,” but Johnson — who owns 165 hotels — said that’s not true.

Have any of you ever heard of this safety rule?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:46:11pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:47:04pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:49:01pm
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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:50:45pm
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TedStriker  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:52:19pm

re: #300 JordanRules

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Have any of you ever heard of this safety rule?

I smell bullshit from the hotel’s general direction.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:57:17pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 9:57:20pm

Steve Bannon is still headlining the event sponsored by The Economist.

events.economist.com

My response as a Letter to the Editor:

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:02:45pm

WTFITS?!?

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Belafon  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:08:50pm

re: #308 JordanRules

I realize lots of things are the fault of the Dallas Cowboys - global warming, thick crust pizza, Nickelback - but Oklahoma City isn’t one of them.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:13:59pm

re: #187 ObserverArt

…In her opinion piece earlier this month, titled “I’m a Liberal Feminist Lawyer. Here’s Why Democrats Should Support Judge Kavanaugh,” Blatt called the nominee “supremely qualified” and said that “we all benefit from having smart, qualified and engaged judges on our highest court, regardless of the administration that nominates them.”…

Nothing is less true than that assertion: it is far better to have a judge who is thoughtful and kind than a brilliant ideologue who distorts the law to further a malign ideology. Rachel cast aspersions on Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers, but I have no doubt Miers would have been better for this nation than Samuel Alito, the nomination that replaced her. For the Supreme Court, a judge with a good heart is preferable to a judge with a “good” mind who is heartless.

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TedStriker  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:14:51pm
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Kragar  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:16:22pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:19:46pm

re: #143 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

They already did, hours ago

So, no. You don’t get credit for coaxing them to make the decision

//

The New Yorker has withdrawn him, but The Economist has not (he is still on their Website as a headline speaker, linked above).

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:20:38pm

re: #309 Belafon

I realize lots of things are the fault of the Dallas Cowboys - global warming, thick crust pizza, Nickelback - but Oklahoma City isn’t one of them.

Whew! I am so glad we didn’t have to have that talk. It didn’t go well with the other Texans I spoke to.

Oddly enough, Jerry Jones is partly to blame for people having to burn all their swooshes today. LOL

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austin_blue  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:23:52pm

re: #148 JordanRules

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What an ignorant, dull twit!

He needs to go to Uchi on South Lamar. If he gets seated before 6:30, he can order off the Social Menu and eat cheap. Believe me, it’s food. Great food. Unbelievable food.

He’s not a dull twit, he’s a full on fuckwit.

We shouldn’t be surprised. He’s a Texas Republican, collectively the largest group of ninnies, feebs, and mouth breathers ever assembled as representatives of a State at the Local, State, and Federal level. They are about to get a short, sharp, shock in November.

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:27:21pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:31:11pm

re: #186 JordanRules

Conservatives don’t give a diddly damn about homeless veterans, and I have the receipts to prove it.

They care about equivocating using homeless veterans: Why do we send foreign aid to country X? We have homeless veterans to feed! Why do we give food stamps to undeserving group Y? We have homeless veterans to house!

They never actually do anything about veteran homelessness. They just use us for a political talking point (while trying to take away the VA and other benefits).

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austin_blue  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:44:15pm

re: #317 Anymouse 🌹

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Conservatives don’t give a diddly damn about homeless veterans, and I have the receipts to prove it.

They care about equivocating using homeless veterans: Why do we send foreign aid to country X? We have homeless veterans to feed! Why do we give food stamps to undeserving group Y? We have homeless veterans to house!

They never actually do anything about veteran homelessness. They just use us for a political talking point (while trying to take away the VA and other benefits).

They don’t care about veterans, period.

I think that is perfectly clear. Veterans are pawns in their propaganda.

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Kragar  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:47:45pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:57:26pm

re: #315 austin_blue

He needs to go to Uchi on South Lamar. If he gets seated before 6:30, he can order off the Social Menu and eat cheap. Believe me, it’s food. Great food. Unbelievable food.

He’s not a dull twit, he’s a full on fuckwit.

We shouldn’t be surprised. He’s a Texas Republican, collectively the largest group of ninnies, feebs, and mouth breathers ever assembled as representatives of a State at the Local, State, and Federal level. They are about to get a short, sharp, shock in November.

He’s not ignorant, he’s just playing to the rubes. From his Wikipedia entry:

Cornyn was born in Houston, the son of Atholene Gale Cornyn (née Danley) and John Cornyn II, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force.[4] While growing up, he attended the American School in Japan after his family moved to Tokyo in 1968, and graduated from there in 1969.[5]

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:57:55pm

re: #216 Eclectic Cyborg

Personally I hate this growing perception that all veterans are raging wingnuts.

No kidding. Raging wingnuts get lots of microphones put in their faces “to see what the vets have to say.”

I still haven’t seen any reporters come out here to “Trump country” to interview a single veteran who voted for Hillary Clinton. (Millions of us did so.)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 3, 2018 • 10:59:22pm

I’m having brain-lock over this, can’t do better than Red Rot Chili Peppers and Jefferson Starshit.

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teleskiguy  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:01:00pm

re: #322 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Dumphrey’s McGee

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petesh  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:04:54pm

re: #322 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The Why

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teleskiguy  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:05:32pm
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petesh  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:05:47pm

re: #324 petesh

The Why

Actually, now I’ve lived with it for a while, The Why is growing on me. I withdraw it.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:05:56pm

The Beagles

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:06:15pm

re: #245 JordanRules

I remember that! It was classic!

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JordanRules  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:10:31pm

re: #322 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Rolling Scones

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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:10:34pm

re: #327 Single-handed sailor

The Beagles

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austin_blue  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:11:46pm

re: #320 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

He’s not ignorant, he’s just playing to the rubes. From his Wikipedia entry:

Of course he is. He’s just another fake patriot. Too bad he’s not up for election this year.

Never served in the military despite the fact he was born in ‘52 which would have made him prime beef for the ‘nam.

As I said, fake patriot. Maybe he had bone spurs, just like our favorite President.

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KGxvi  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:14:05pm

re: #322 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’m having brain-lock over this, can’t do better than Red Rot Chili Peppers and Jefferson Starshit.

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Eminea
Stray Cuts

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Kragar  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:16:09pm

re: #322 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Rave against the Machine

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:21:41pm

The final talk of the day at the Brown Palace Hotel was on the Holocaust, by one of our society’s members, Jeffery McKay.

Mr. McKay is a member of the board of the Los Angeles Holocaust museum, and is a Holocaust survivor. (He was born in an attic in Holland during WW2, and through a series of amazing work and coincidences, he was smuggled out as a baby to Switzerland by his mother and father in a doctor’s bag. That bag is now on display in the museum in LA, along with many photographs and documents.)

His father worked with the Dutch resistance, manufacturing fake papers and passports to evacuate people from The Netherlands who were of interest to the Gestapo. In smuggling his own family out of the country, his wife’s ex-boyfriend helped him obtain certain items from the police to carry him across the border.

The ex-boyfriend was later jailed by the Germans for collaboration with the resistance, and left in jail till the end of the war. A long campaign by Mr. McKay’s family resulted in that man being inducted into Yad Vashem, including providing sworn testimony to the Israeli Embassy in Washington.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:38:17pm

re: #324 petesh

The Why

The Curs

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:42:48pm

re: #335 Anymouse 🌹

The Curs

Canned Meat

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 3, 2018 • 11:50:08pm

LOL

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:24:17am

The Rubes (with their famous hit, White Trash on Meth)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:25:36am

re: #322 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The Grateful Deaf

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:39:06am
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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:39:21am
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:42:28am

OK this was kind of funny.

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:47:57am

re: #342 goddamnedfrank

OK this was kind of funny.

I concur.

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:53:47am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:54:08am

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:57:31am

re: #339 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The Grateful Deaf

The Grifters.

Too old?

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:18:34am

re: #346 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

The Grifters.

Too old?

LOL

An oldie … Three Hog Night

The Skinners
KC and the Sonshine Band (a Christian Disco group)
The Beach Toys (alternatively, The Reach Boys)
Jethro Dull
The Four Reasons
Miss
Supercramp
Sleet

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teleskiguy  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:21:53am
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:44:51am
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:13:11am

Typhoon Jebi causing major damage in western Japan. Kansai airport is flooded and a tanker has rammed into the only connecting bridge to the mainland disabling both car and train connection. Kyoto Station also damaged. I haven’t seen reports on more extensive damages, though at least one life claimed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:21:34am

re: #350 Barefoot Grin

Typhoon Jebi causing major damage in western Japan. Kansai airport is flooded and a tanker has rammed into the only connecting bridge to the mainland disabling both car and train connection. Kyoto Station also damaged. I haven’t seen reports on more extensive damages, though at least one life claimed.

www3.nhk.or.jp (with video in English)

Typhoon Jebi has made its second landfall in Japan, slamming in to the country’s main island of Honshu. It hit the island of Shikoku a few hours earlier. It’s one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall in Japan in 25 years.

Jebi is wreaking havoc on transportation links with evacuation advisories still in place across wide areas.

We’re hearing reports that a few people in the country have been injured from the strong winds.

In western Japan, some people are taking shelter in centers like this amid a number of evacuation orders.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people remain under evacuation advisories in the city of Kobe and also in Osaka Prefecture. Officials say heavy rain could lead to landslides or flooding.

There are also large disruptions to transportation links.
Shinkansen bullet train service between Tokyo and Osaka is suspended.

There are other rail service suspensions as well in the Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe areas.

Airline companies have cancelled more than 750 domestic flights scheduled for Tuesday mainly in western Japan.

Weather officials say Jebi is now heading toward the country’s north.

(more)

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wheat-dogg  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:29:14am

d ~
re: #349 Anymouse 🌹

Forgot his cellphone. Had a bathroom emergency. Soaked his depends. Could be any number of reasons.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:34:15am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:34:38am

re: #352 wheat-dogg

d ~

Forgot his cellphone. Had a bathroom emergency. Soaked his depends. Could be any number of reasons.

But how childish is this?

Reporters were called to gather for an outing with President Trump.

And they do it!

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:51:02am

LOL!

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Dave In Austin  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:59:42am

Tuesday! A wet Giod Morning from The TX Hill Country!

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LastYearsMan  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:07:40am

Some footage from Typhoon Jebi.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:39:06am

I don’t know if this has played here or not. But the threads surrounding this are hilarious. #MuskofGorka

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:58:46am

re: #322 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Food Fighters

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 4, 2018 • 4:06:50am

re: #357 LastYearsMan

Some footage from Typhoon Jebi.

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I was just about to post that. Strongest in 25 years, they’re saying. Japan is just getting hammered by rain and intense heat this year.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 4, 2018 • 4:12:57am

Gym Shoe Tariffs……

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 4:17:09am

re: #173 gocart mozart

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The polling has turned very bad for Trump and the GOP this week. He’s -14, Nate Silver bumped The Dems odds of taking the House to 77% and their lead in the generic ballot increased to 10.5%. The bad news is takings its toll.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 4, 2018 • 4:19:44am

re: #362 Big Beautiful Door

The polling has turned very bad for Trump and the GOP this week. He’s -14, Nate Silver bumped The Dems odds of taking the House to 77% and their lead in the generic ballot increased to 10.5%. The bad news is takings its toll.

The Dems need at least 10% generic lead in order to balance all the gerrymandering and voter suppression going on.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 4:31:56am

re: #363 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Dems need at least 10% generic lead in order to balance all the gerrymandering and voter suppression going on.

According to Nate, even only a 7 point lead gives them a shot at winning the House.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 4, 2018 • 4:54:10am

re: #362 Big Beautiful Door

The polling has turned very bad for Trump and the GOP this week. He’s -14, Nate Silver bumped The Dems odds of taking the House to 77% and their lead in the generic ballot increased to 10.5%. The bad news is takings its toll.

People are registering and ready to vote who were not motivated in 2016 whereas a lot of people who supported Trump in 2016 are having second thoughts or perhaps just not as motivated to get out and vote for him.

We tend to overlook the entirely subjective aspect of motivation. I recall 2008, and just looking at the lines of people out to vote made it clear that they were not out in such numbers for McCain/Palin.

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sagehen  Sep 4, 2018 • 5:08:20am

re: #357 LastYearsMan

Some footage from Typhoon Jebi.

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Too bad it’s not Jeb!

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sagehen  Sep 4, 2018 • 5:10:05am

re: #358 Dave In Austin

I don’t know if this has played here or not. But the threads surrounding this are hilarious. #MuskofGorka

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jeffreyw  Sep 4, 2018 • 5:29:10am

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Goodmorning!

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 4, 2018 • 5:36:36am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 5:45:46am

re: #369 Patricia Kayden

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Jay C  Sep 4, 2018 • 5:46:03am

re: #369 Patricia Kayden

[W]hy is the president of the US attacking a department of justice official who’s fighting Russian organized criminals rather than attacking Russian organized criminals?

Isn’t the answer obvious?

I swear, the more Trump pisses and moans about the “witch hunts”, and (truly unprecedentedly) attacks government officials by name over their investigations, the guiltier he looks. Yet the “MSM” keep trying to elide this issue wherever possible.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 4, 2018 • 5:47:02am

re: #369 Patricia Kayden

Fmr CIA agent Evan McMullin and benjamin wittes with a very important question: why is the president of the US attacking a department of justice official who’s fighting Russian organized criminals rather than attacking Russian organized criminals?

The answer to that question is obvious to anyone who has followed Trump’s business history and associations and is one of the main reasons his tax returns have not been released.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 4, 2018 • 5:50:42am

It’s almost 9 am in DC, and Twitler has not been seen on his favorite media communication tool. Something must be going down.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:01:44am

re: #369 Patricia Kayden

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Makes you wonder which side he is really working for.

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dangerman  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:05:26am

re: #361 Dave In Austin

Gym Shoe Tariffs……

I have their first album

Oh, was the from the other subthread…?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:08:35am

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:10:16am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:12:29am

re: #362 Big Beautiful Door

The polling has turned very bad for Trump and the GOP this week. He’s -14, Nate Silver bumped The Dems odds of taking the House to 77% and their lead in the generic ballot increased to 10.5%. The bad news is takings its toll.

Do not get complacent. Too many people did in 2016 and we’re paying the price. Double down and work harder to take out as many RepubliKKKlans as we can. Work as if Democrats are down by double digits!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:13:38am

Meanwhile back in the Senate, Kavanaugh gives an arrogant shoutout to Merrick Garland…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:16:00am

re: #379 Joe Bacon 🌹

Meanwhile back in the Senate, Kavanaugh gives an arrogant shoutout to Merrick Garland…

Fucker.

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mmmirele  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:21:48am

re: #350 Barefoot Grin

Typhoon Jebi causing major damage in western Japan. Kansai airport is flooded and a tanker has rammed into the only connecting bridge to the mainland disabling both car and train connection. Kyoto Station also damaged. I haven’t seen reports on more extensive damages, though at least one life claimed.

I’m supposed to go on a trip to Japan in one month and the first stop is Kansai airport. I’m sure they’ll be up and running by then. I hope.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:22:46am

re: #381 mmmirele

I’m supposed to go on a trip to Japan in one month and the first stop is Kansai airport. I’m sure they’ll be up and running by then. I hope.

This is Japan, not Puerto Rico…

(I know that is rather harsh but I am still bitter about what was allowed to happened on US soil)

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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:32:45am
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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:33:30am

re: #358 Dave In Austin

NOPE.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:33:39am

re: #383 b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)

I guess conservatives are done trashing a POW during his funeral and are now back to pretending it’s black people who are the unpatriotic ones.

and attacking government officials who go after Russian criminals operating on US soil

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:34:02am

re: #383 b.d.(fake news! fake crimes!)

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Didn’t take long. I’m sick of this crap.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:37:59am

Filibuster…….

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:38:43am

re: #381 mmmirele

I’m supposed to go on a trip to Japan in one month and the first stop is Kansai airport. I’m sure they’ll be up and running by then. I hope.

Barring another typhoon, it should be. I really like that airport: more lightly traveled than the Tokyo airports, great restaurants and shops. Also, I love the Kansai region in general. Let us know about your trip when you go!

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:45:07am
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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:45:59am

re: #386 HappyWarrior

Didn’t take long. I’m sick of this crap.

That’s why I wasn’t worried about the attention McCain was receiving. It was never going to hold off the racism for that long.

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plansbandc  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:47:36am

Shitler’s followers remind me of Randal Flagg’s followers in “The Stand”. Stupid and/or evil and utterly loyal to someone who will toss them aside once they are no longer useful.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:49:18am

re: #390 Belafon

That’s why I wasn’t worried about the attention McCain was receiving. It was never going to hold off the racism for that long.

It defines them.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:50:59am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:53:37am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:54:25am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:55:51am
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Jay C  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:57:48am

re: #396 JordanRules

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Not us, that’s for sure….

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Dave In Austin  Sep 4, 2018 • 6:59:55am
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:03:52am

Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed and then the information about all his legal insanity and actual crimes he has committed will come out and GOP will be all like YEAH AND WHATCHA GONNA DO ABOUTIT????

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:09:11am

Calling Flake’s office to pile on about Kavanaugh. Line has been busy.

After calling both of my Senator’s over and over since this regime’s takeover, it’s very strange to only be calling one of them now. :(


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