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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:12:31am

Shiny new thread! Thanks!
We’re in for the next fight of our lives.

I hate the GOP for putting us thru this and being so thoroughly corrupt.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:13:47am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:15:11am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:15:34am

re: #2 JordanRules

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I guess jeans will be burned next.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:17:15am

re: #4 HappyWarrior

At least one of them will do it while they’re wearing them.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:18:22am

This guy Kennedy from LA ? Other than Republican, I see him “almost” to R,R of center.

Thoughts?

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Bass Reeves  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:22:28am

Talking about the unprecedented use of videos and searchable digital databases is absurd, in 2018. Cuz one dude was complaining about something he read in a tweet.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:22:55am

They need to hold things up until those hidden pages are produced. I cannot see how “executive privilege” can extend to both the SCOTUS and the Senate at once

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:23:38am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:26:47am

Unpaid and abused: Moderators speak out against Reddit (Engadget)

Somewhere out there, a man wants to rape Emily. She knows this because he was painfully clear in typing out his threat. In fact, he’s just one of a group of people who wish her harm.
For the past four years, Emily has volunteered to moderate the content on several sizable subreddits — large online discussion forums — including r/news, with 16.3 million subscribers, and r/london, with 114,000 subscribers. But Reddit users don’t like to be moderated.

In a joint investigation, Engadget and Point spoke to 10 Reddit moderators, and all of them complained that Reddit is systematically failing to tackle the abuse they suffer. Keeping the front page of the internet clean has become a thankless and abusive task, and yet Reddit’s administration has repeatedly neglected to respond to moderators who report offenses.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:29:21am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:30:26am

re: #6 Dave In Austin

This guy Kennedy from LA ? Other than Republican, I see him “almost” to R,R of center.

Thoughts?

He was the one that called out the one woefully unqualified judicial pick.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:31:23am

This is why every election matters. If we had a majority in the Senate, a block would be possible.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:37:00am

Interesting point from Daily Kos: “Grassley resisting the vote because Democrats have the majority right now—Republicans Graham and Crapo aren’t there.”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:37:18am

re: #2 JordanRules

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Trumpers will walk around pantless to own the libtards.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:42:03am
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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:42:31am

He had some?

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:43:40am

re: #15 GlutenFreeJesus

Trumpers will walk around pantless to own the libtards.

And if they do, they will probably own us.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:43:46am

re: #17 Belafon

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He had some?

Grassley should just go back to Moscow

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:44:10am

re: #17 Belafon

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He had some?

Judge Garland would like to talk to you about your alleged integrity Senator Grandstander.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:45:12am

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:47:25am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:49:35am

I’ll come right out and say it. Kavanaugh will be confirmed as our next SCJOTUS. The only hope we have after this is to win significant majorities in Congress as well as the Presidency in 2020. Then we can appoint younger justices to try and balance things out. This would be the “proper” thing to do.

But I can’t help if part of me wants the 2020 Dem President to consider all Trump has done as null and void due to Russian fuckery, and the unanimous GOP approval and even participation of it.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:50:18am

It can’t be viewed as good news that women’s abortion rights will vanish across vast swaths of the country in a year or two, but it should energize women voters across the country when they realize the Senate just voted to take away one of their constitutional rights. The Democrats polling momentum is growing as its beginning to look 63 days out like the Democratic wave could be a Tsunami.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:51:48am

re: #22 JordanRules

Not even Gary Gnu could read all of those documents in time.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:53:18am

re: #24 Big Beautiful Door

It can’t be viewed as good news that women’s abortion rights will vanish across vast swaths of the country in a year or two, but it should energize women voters across the country when they realize the Senate just voted to take away one of their constitutional rights. The Democrats polling momentum is growing as its beginning to look 63 days out like the Democratic wave could be a Tsunami.

The important thing is maintaining that momentum into 2020. If that energy can be maintained, then it could end up with the GOP being completely blown out of the water, and with any luck, not just at the national level.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:53:49am

So that is what? Up to 10 people taken out by security?

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:54:00am

re: #23 GlutenFreeJesus

I’ll come right out and say it. Kavanaugh will be confirmed as our next SCJOTUS. The only hope we have after this is to win significant majorities in Congress as well as the Presidency in 2020. Then we can appoint younger justices to try and balance things out. This would be the “proper” thing to do.

But I can’t help if part of me wants the 2020 Dem President to consider all Trump has done as null and void due to Russian fuckery, and the unanimous GOP approval and even participation of it.

The next Democratic President can’t simply declare everything the government did from 2017-2020 null and void. If the Democrats gain control of Congress and the White House, there are steps they can take to begin the recovery and to prevent white minority rule in the future, even without amending the Constitution.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:56:10am

re: #26 Dr Lizardo

The important thing is maintaining that momentum into 2020. If that energy can be maintained, then it could end up with the GOP being completely blown out of the water, and with any luck, not just at the national level.

There is real hope even in Kentucky, for example, that our extremely unpopular GOP Governor can be defeated next year, and I never thought I’d see another Democratic Governor of Kentucky in my lifetime.

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Bass Reeves  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:56:18am

re: #28 Big Beautiful Door

By white minority rule, you mean a period of time where the minority of white people cosign this fuckery, or when white people are the minority? We won’t be there for either version by 2020.

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:56:46am

The fix is in.

All of this is a show. Kavanaugh’s answers are irrelevant, unless he completely flops and can’t take the life preserver thrown out by the GOP that is all too willing to enable the throwing of the court to the right wingers for a generation to come.

There isn’t anything Democrats can do. They don’t have the numbers, and the craven trio of Murkowski, Collins, and Flake all talk like they’re open to blocking him, but when push comes to shove, they’ll fall in line and rubber stamp this horrendous pick even though the GOP has moved ahead without so much as reviewing all of the documents that they’ve requested from the National Archives.

That completely blows the entire concept of Advise and Consent out the window (as if blocking Merrick Garland from ever getting a hearing didn’t already prove the craven GOP intent to destroy comity and the process of nominations to the Supreme Court).

And this is on McConnell who gamed the system to pack the courts with the right wing extremists who are intent on rolling back civil rights, voting rights, women’s rights, and worker protections and environmental protections.

The GOP has been building up to this moment where they can go after the federal government’s core functionality - and for what - to gut the government’s ability to function so millionaires can get bigger tax breaks all while polluting the environment, screwing workers, and depriving minorities of their hard-won rights.

GOP delenda est.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:57:33am

re: #30 Bass Reeves

By white minority rule, you mean a period of time where the minority of white people cosign this fuckery, or when white people are the minority? We won’t be there for either version by 2020.

I mean what happened in 2016 when a white nationalist party took control of the federal government with less than 50% of the vote.

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:58:43am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:59:05am

re: #23 GlutenFreeJesus

I’ll come right out and say it. Kavanaugh will be confirmed as our next SCJOTUS. The only hope we have after this is to win significant majorities in Congress as well as the Presidency in 2020. Then we can appoint younger justices to try and balance things out. This would be the “proper” thing to do.

Here is where I worry about our short memories and penchant for re-writing near history though.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:59:24am

re: #28 Big Beautiful Door

Well. Protocol has been pretty much thrown out of the window by now. I totally agree with you, and I am just wishful thinking.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:59:28am
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Ace-o-aces  Sep 4, 2018 • 7:59:57am
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Bass Reeves  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:00:30am

re: #32 Big Beautiful Door

I mean what happened in 2016 when a white nationalist party took control of the federal government with less than 50% of the vote.

You mean when the majority of white voters in the country voted for a white nationalist? Trump got less votes, but demographically, he still got the white vote. The never Trumpers still count as Republican voters, so while there are less of them overall *they still have the majority of white voters*.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:02:44am

re: #34 JordanRules

Agreed.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:03:30am

re: #37 Ace-o-aces

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Russia is bombing Idlib right now.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:04:01am
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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:04:40am

re: #38 Bass Reeves

You mean when the majority of white voters in the country voted for a white nationalist? Trump got less votes, but demographically, he still got the white vote. The never Trumpers still count as Republican voters, so while there are less of them overall *they still have the majority of white voters*.

I know that, but they represent a minority of the total electorate. That’s what I mean by minority rule.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:05:27am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:07:00am
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Dave In Austin  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:13:17am

The Hon. Sen. Senile Hatch(T)…

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:13:22am

re: #43 JordanRules

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People suck. If I lived near his work I’d be visiting often and thanking him.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:15:19am

Honestly, even the line being about all his papers not being released is infuriating to me. We jumped over a few other really important lines.

This illegitimate President, under investigation with treasonous implications in play should not be allowed to even consider appointing a damn Supreme Court Justice. This is completely nuts.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:17:22am

re: #47 JordanRules

Honestly, even the line being about all his papers not being released is infuriating to me. We jumped over a few other really important lines.

This illegitimate President, under investigation with treasonous implications in play should not be allowed to even consider appointing a damn Supreme Court Justice. This is completely nuts.

Yep, the GOP in charge of the Senate should be refusing to even consider him. Right now, though, the Democrats are using whatever tools they have.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:18:14am

re: #45 Dave In Austin

The Hon. Sen. Senile Hatch(T)…

Stupid fucking privileged gaslighting bastards.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:19:39am

re: #49 JordanRules

Stupid fucking privileged gaslighting bastards.

He meant to say “for a white male conservative SCOTUS nominee.”

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:21:47am

re: #48 Belafon

Yep, the GOP in charge of the Senate should be refusing to even consider him. Right now, though, the Democrats are using whatever tools they have.

No doubt! My #9 comment is how I’m positioning myself today and why I’m still calling Flake.

But I am unbelievably angry and trying to kick normalizations ass too. I’ve seen way too much re-writing history over the last 2 weeks.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:23:09am
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Dave In Austin  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:23:17am

JFC…..

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:24:19am

re: #51 JordanRules

Yep, it would be nice if Jeff ‘Look at me talk about how Trump is destroying America’ Flake or some of the others would actually do something about it.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:25:19am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:26:07am

Cool, cool, cool.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:26:12am

re: #53 Dave In Austin

JFC…..

Yeah, lets take away some fictional license for news orgs that don’t report all of the news, starting with Fox.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:27:42am

re: #56 JordanRules

Cool, cool, cool.

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What was the quote?

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:28:48am

God help us. - Me, an Agnostic

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:30:26am

re: #58 Belafon

What was the quote?

Nobody transcribed it yet and I walked away from the tele.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:32:22am

re: #60 JordanRules

Nobody transcribed it yet and I walked away from the tele.

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Wonder when he will quote the Nixon “I am not a crook” line

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:34:51am

re: #59 JordanRules

Sweet Jesus. Today seems, even more than most days under this maladministration, like the goddamned world is on fire, and I can’t stop crying.

This weekend I’m going to a 3 day festival with my sister, laughing ‘til my face hurts, and letting music make me forget how shitty things are, for a little while.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:34:59am
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:35:56am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:37:11am

This is it right here.
They will burn this country down.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:37:26am

What’s going to happen when Trump finds out they’ve been removing papers?

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:40:27am

re: #62 Flying Squirrel Girl

Sweet Jesus. Today seems, even more than most days under this maladministration, like the goddamned world is on fire, and I can’t stop crying.

This weekend I’m going to a 3 day festival with my sister, laughing ‘til my face hurts, and letting music make me forget how shitty things are, for a little while.

I am an inconsolable mess today FSG. I can still fight when I cry. My lady bits have prepared me for that all my life.

I’m happy you have an awesome respite planned this weekend. I am going to figure out something to do myself. I need some big joy!

Oh PSA everyone: Black Panther is on Netflix!!!!!!

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plansbandc  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:41:10am

Every day is a little more spirit breaking than the next. It’s depressing as hell watching the United States die.

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Weaselone  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:43:35am

re: #67 JordanRules

Oh PSA everyone: Black Panther is on Netflix!!!!!!

Watching the film, I kept thinking that the world really needs a Wakanda.

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dangerman  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:44:44am

i’m not going to waste time following the kabuki hearings
i’d just end up throwing stuff

instead, i’m writing a rant on not legitimizing crackpots like bannon et al by engaging with them

if it’s coherent i’ll post it

meanwhile:

the republicans own:
watergate
iran-contra
russiagate et al

the dems:
pres clinton (fwiw)

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:49:01am

re: #70 dangerman

“The Democrats are just better at investigating (oh, wait, that’s not really a good argument is it?).”

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:49:55am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:49:57am

Shout out to the fighters, the disrupters and amateur fillibusters.

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dangerman  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:50:40am

re: #71 Belafon

“The Democrats are just better at investigating (oh, wait, that’s not really a good argument is it?).”

nope. let em try that

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KerFuFFler  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:51:25am

re: #70 dangerman

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the republicans own:
watergate
iran-contra
russiagate et al

the dems:
pres clinton (fwiw)

Nice rebuttal to fools who insist that both parties are just the same…

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:52:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:53:53am

re: #29 Big Beautiful Door

There is real hope even in Kentucky, for example, that our extremely unpopular GOP Governor can be defeated next year, and I never thought I’d see another Democratic Governor of Kentucky in my lifetime.

There have been only three Republican governors in Kentucky during my 66 years on this third rock from the sun: Louie Nunn (1967-71), Ernie Fletcher (2003-07), and the current asshat Matt Bevin.
I see no reason to believe that Democrats will have a difficult time getting the office again.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:54:09am

re: #65 JordanRules

the fact that these mother fuckers will destroy their own shit because they want to be racist explains exactly why they voted for trump

And it’s up to the rest of us to tell them, “We’re not going to let you burn down the country. Now sit down and shut the fuck up and if you don’t like it, we really don’t fucking care.”

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:57:40am

Good. I hope Chicago can do much better!

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 8:59:03am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:02:54am

Clear-eyed perspective from eastern Europe.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:03:58am
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makeitstop  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:05:38am

So, the first thing I did this morning was get a cup of coffee and walked into my office and sat down. And then spilled the coffee, hitting one of two laptops. Of course, half of the keyboard stopped working altogether.

I ran out to Staples and bought a new multi-device keyboard, and now it’s set up to use on my work machine, my internet machine (this one), and my phone. Pretty neat. Less clutter on the desk, for the next time I spill coffee all over everything.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:06:52am

Quite a journalism career this Woodward fella has put together.

It can be done at any age!

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:08:06am

re: #83 makeitstop

So, the first thing I did this morning was get a cup of coffee and walked into my office and sat down. And then spilled the coffee, hitting one of two laptops. Of course, half of the keyboard stopped working altogether.

I ran out to Staples and bought a new multi-device keyboard, and now it’s set up to use on my work machine, my internet machine (this one), and my phone. Pretty neat. Less clutter on the desk, for the next time I spill coffee all over everything.

What brand did you get? I’ve been thinking about getting one of those.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:09:43am

re: #82 JordanRules

I would pay to watch Trump in front of someone who cannot be sold on his bs.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:10:18am
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makeitstop  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:11:17am

re: #85 JordanRules

What brand did you get? I’ve been thinking about getting one of those.

It’s a Logitech K480. Nice and compact, and I’m not having any problems finding things like I usually do with small keyboards.

Only 25 bucks, too! Cool little gadget.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:13:07am

Is it worthwhile calling Senators who are not from your state to object to the Kavanaugh nomination?

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Skip Intro  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:13:24am

re: #76 JordanRules

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Loose votes from Republicans? Is that some kind of a joke? There is nothing he could have done that would cause that. They’re about to take over the government for good, their dream for decades.

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electrotek  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:15:33am

Ended up selling my ‘96 Civic hatchback over the weekend for my asking price of $3,000. The worst part was the discovery of the head gasket being blown as the car started overheating out of nowhere. As the reservoir tank was over flowing with coolant after an hour of driving, my worst suspicions emerged and were unfortunately confirmed once I used an engine block tester and the test fluid turned yellow. Instead of failing to disclose it to anyone buying it, I ended up having the head gasket replaced for a good price and made sure not only the head gasket was replaced, but also the head was machined with the intake/exhaust manifold gaskets, throttle body gaskets, thermostat, and the 10 head bolts all replaced with OEM parts to ensure it runs well for a long time. Does it suck that such a problem happens at the worst possible time? Yeah it does, but rather be ethical and honest than being discreet and hoping that the buyer doesn’t discover it until after purchase. Important for those who were inquiring about it from way out of town, as the buyer who snagged it drove it back to Odessa from DFW without any issues.

As they say, shit happens, but what goes around comes around, I say.

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BeachDem  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:15:36am

re: #72 lawhawk

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BOB WOODWARD quotes

Honest to dog, how many fucking books do we need saying the thing in the White House is a total moron and they all hate working for him and yet they continue to do his bidding.

And there was Maggie on CNN this morning, talking about the very important issue of the fat fuck leaving the White House and then turning around and going back in.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:17:33am
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Lupin  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:18:21am

The United States of Zimbabwe is picking a judge. Rather quaint and amusing if it wasn’t so sad.

More seriously I’m reminded of Shirer’s utterly inspiring The Collapse of the Third Republic which explains in great details how 1930s France “fostered” its collapse and takeover by the Nazis. I think you’re at that point.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:18:38am

What?!?!?!?

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:21:15am

re: #95 JordanRules

What?!?!?!?

I am saving that and using it for every time Trump makes a statement. It ought to be the reply of every non-Trump person in his comments.

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electrotek  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:21:28am

This is how the head looked after it was picked up from the machine shop, so I was not fucking around here lol

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dangerman  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:22:42am

re: #95 JordanRules

Trump’s lawyers went to Mueller’s office and re-enacted the mock interview. Their goal: to argue that Trump couldn’t possibly testify because he was incapable of telling the truth.

What?!?!?!?

we cant let the president testify about factual things because he is a liar and lives in a fantasy land.

we are perfectly comfortable with him sitting in the oval.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:22:51am

re: #79 JordanRules

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Good. I hope Chicago can do much better!

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:22:52am

re: #95 JordanRules

Trump: Woodward’s lying.
Everyone: That’s exactly what the book said you’d say.

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wrenchwench  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:22:57am

re: #98 electrotek

This is how the head looked after it was picked up from the machine shop, so I was not fucking around here lol

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You could eat dinner off that, if it didn’t have so many holes.

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electrotek  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:24:03am

re: #102 wrenchwench

You could eat dinner off that, if it didn’t have so many holes.

haha true

Most Craigslist sellers would have simply replaced the head gasket and not bother to machine the head.

Or at worst case, apply that head gasket sealant into the engine and make the head and block worse off than before.

At least the block wasn’t warped so I dodged a bullet here.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:25:47am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:26:39am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:27:47am

One of the Kindle First Reads book for September is The Ragged Edge of Night, a historical fiction based on a real story. It’s set in WWII Germany and I’ve got lots of books of that genre, so was going to try something else until I read the lone one-star review:

Beware of the politics
By Angela on September 4, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I appreciated the story of this book, even more so because it is based on a true story. The writing did drag on in several areas, leading me to skim through paragraphs at times. I love WW2 stories, so much that it is rare that I find a book that I don’t like, regardless of the writing quality. I love the stories of how individuals kept hope I’m even the most dire situations, rising up to fight against an obvious evil.

With that being said, I don’t read these to have politics thrown at me out of nowhere. Discuss the white supremacists that have shown up in the news more recently, absolutely. But the references to Trump seemed baseless and lacked credibility and any reference to the actual story. Nazis took took their guns…is Trump trying to? They killed off the disabled…had he done that? I mean, all of the things even mentioned in this book as a precursor to the nazi rise in power isn’t relevant to a particular political party. For a book based on a real story, and the author’s notes at the end based on reality, it seems out of place to then interject political opinions out of nowhere.

It would be different if I had purposely chosen a political book to read. I doubt I’ll read another book by this author. Really disappointing.

An obvious Trumpster was offended enough to trash the author, so I figger the book must be worthwhile.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:28:14am

re: #98 electrotek

This is how the head looked after it was picked up from the machine shop, so I was not fucking around here lol

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We’re hoping to stretch out our old Buick for as long as we’ll have any use for it. It had what we used to call a “minor rebuild” like that after a similar incident ~30,000 miles ago. It’s at 175K now, and 200 grand is pretty common these days. We put maybe 1,000 miles a year on it, and we won’t be needing it any 25 more years, so…fingers crossed.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:29:39am

re: #106 Backwoods_Sleuth

When people not mentioning Trump make you think they’re talking about Trump, maybe it’s you and Trump that need to be looked at.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:30:26am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:30:51am

re: #95 JordanRules

Trump’s lawyers went to Mueller’s office and re-enacted the mock interview. Their goal: to argue that Trump couldn’t possibly testify because he was incapable of telling the truth.

he cannot open his mouth on record without either contradicting himself or other sworn testimony

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dangerman  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:31:06am

re: #104 JordanRules

The Washington Post just released the transcript and 11-minute audio recording of Trump’s conversation last month with Bob Woodward

‘no one told me you called. i never got a message’

1. bob’s lying
2. your staff is incompetent
3. you’re lying

i go with 2 and 3

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:32:52am
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dangerman  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:34:11am

re: #110 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

he cannot open his mouth on record without either contradicting himself or other sworn testimony

yes, his lawyers argued this.

about the man who is currently The President of The United States

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:34:40am

re: #53 Dave In Austin

JFC…..

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:34:45am

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“This media may contain sensitive material” WTF?

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:36:10am

re: #115 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

“This media may contain sensitive material” WTF?

It’s just the algorithm being goofy. Happens to me on all kinds of random tweets.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:37:52am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:38:09am

re: #116 JordanRules

It’s just the algorithm being goofy. Happens to me on all kinds of random tweets.

Oh, I know…but dog videos? By the way @Jack: “media” is plural.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:38:18am

uh…

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:38:24am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:42:57am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:43:31am

Oh gawd. Ted Cruz is on my TV.

Halp!!!!!

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BeachDem  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:44:09am

Thank dog WaPo has closed captions, so I don’t have to hear Ted Cruz actually pontificate. Even creepy Kavanaugh has that “Damn, I wish he’d shut up already” look.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:45:11am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:47:53am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:48:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:48:41am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:49:44am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:51:10am

Trump is RJ Fletcher and his supporters would STILL vote for him.

The R J Fletcher School of Diplomacy

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:52:19am
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ObserverArt  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:52:34am

Busy morning, so I haven’t read any of this thread yet.

I was just driving through downtown Columbus and was surprised to see a good 50 or more protesters out on the sidewalk in front of Rob Portman’s office building. They had signs, but the traffic was moving and I couldn’t see what they said.

It was just good to see, as before Trump, it was rare to see protesters outside that particular federal office building.

Now it is common to see a few every day. Today was way more than usual. I couldn’t tell how many actually, because some of them were standing in the alley that runs between the buildings. Just a good turnout.

All ages too.

Now to the bank and the store. Got a decent payment today.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 9:57:35am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:01:17am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:03:04am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:03:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:03:39am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:08:09am
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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:10:07am

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

Want precedent for nominating and confirming someone to the Supreme Court in an election year? Want someone who was nominated and confirmed in the lame duck session of the election year?

John Fuckin Marshall. John Marshall who became chief justice of the court and penned some of the most consequential decisions in our history.

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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:12:29am

re: #135 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

To Republican politicians, “the American people” means “my high dollar donors”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:13:39am
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sagehen  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:15:23am

re: #132 JordanRules

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Boycotting Levi’s would be like boycotting America.

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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:15:34am

Jon Kyl is probably the best we were going to get as a replacement for McCain. Looking over his On the Issues page - and granted, most of it is old from when he was in Congress over a decade ago - he seems to be wrong on pretty much everything but free trade, and had a mixed record on immigration. At least it wasn’t a full blown wingnut…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:15:48am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:16:23am
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Interesting Times  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:19:59am

And to top it all off, Kavanaugh is also a sniveling, petty, cowardly piece of filth:

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:20:06am

re: #141 sagehen

Boycotting Levi’s would be like boycotting America.

Sounds on brand.
They will wear Kremlin jeans!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:20:50am
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Skip Intro  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:24:22am

At this point I don’t know why McConnell just doesn’t change the rules and declare Kavanaugh has been approved. He’s been doing that for four years now, inventing rules that say a black president can’t appoint anyone to the courts in his last two years, then saying a new Democratic president wouldn’t be allowed to appoint anyone period. Why stop there?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:25:56am

re: #132 JordanRules

Qanon promoter with 24 followers, 2 likes, but 3,582 Tweets. Bot suspected.

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Skip Intro  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:28:24am
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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:29:04am

re: #142 KGxvi

Jon Kyl is probably the best we were going to get as a replacement for McCain. Looking over his On the Issues page - and granted, most of it is old from when he was in Congress over a decade ago - he seems to be wrong on pretty much everything but free trade, and had a mixed record on immigration. At least it wasn’t a full blown wingnut…

Guy who is currently pushing Kavanaugh through on behalf of Trump is now getting chance to vote him for a lifetime slot on the Court.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:31:46am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:32:59am
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Amory Blaine  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:33:20am

re: #145 Interesting Times

What a fucking piece of garbage.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:34:33am
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Amory Blaine  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:34:56am
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Skip Intro  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:35:21am

Trump said condemning white supremacists was ‘biggest f—-ing mistake I’ve made’: Woodward book

thehill.com

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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:35:39am

re: #151 lawhawk

Guy who is currently pushing Kavanaugh through on behalf of Trump is now getting chance to vote him for a lifetime slot on the Court.

It is a problem, and he should probably recuse himself from the vote if he takes office before it happens. Then again, any Republican appointed to fill that seat is likely going to vote for Kavanaugh.

My point was more general: Arizona seems to have a lot of wingnuttiness in the GOP. In the grand scheme of things, Kyl is better than say… Jan Brewer or Joe Arpio.

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Skip Intro  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:36:38am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

Somebody wake up Dianne Feinstein.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:36:54am
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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:38:10am

re: #157 Skip Intro

Trump said condemning white supremacists was ‘biggest f—-ing mistake I’ve made’: Woodward book

thehill.com

That book is going to be lit

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Skip Intro  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:38:50am

re: #161 KGxvi

That book is going to be lit

We’ll all be reading it in the camps.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:39:26am

re: #161 KGxvi

That book is going to be lit

It’s definitely going to be a book that the media will want to read.

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:40:01am

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:40:10am
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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:41:49am

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

They didn’t tell you because they knew if they did you’d want to talk to Woodward and that it would be very bad no good terrible for you if you did.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:43:04am
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Interesting Times  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:43:42am

re: #154 Amory Blaine

What a fucking piece of garbage.

It’s times like this when I wish the LGF commenting policies weren’t quite so genteel, because all the things I want to say about KKKavanaugh* right now would jeopardize my account.

*But what about uncontrollable and incurable diarrhea? Can I wish that on him, at least?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:44:49am

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b.d.(secret op-ed writer)  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:45:33am

re: #165 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:49:44am
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BigPapa  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:49:52am

Sasse is plastic rhetoric

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:51:19am

re: #145 Interesting Times

And to top it all off, Kavanaugh is also a sniveling, petty, cowardly piece of filth:

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re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What’s patently absurd is your attempt to sell yourself as being different from Trump, Benny. You’re a rubber stamp and your attitude on this proves it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:51:30am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #156 Amory Blaine

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makeitstop  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:53:05am

That Woodward transcript is a hot mess. Trump has zero clue what’s going on in his own damn office.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:53:51am
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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:57:53am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 10:58:59am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:01:56am

There’s something about Kavanaugh’s smirk that really bugs me.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:03:12am

re: #177 Belafon

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They’re hiding that Kavanaugh’s philosophy is about protecting Republican executives and that is the sole reason why Trump picked him.

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dangerman  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:04:45am

re: #176 The Vicious Babushka

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first. kudos

while it is possiblle to target and affect a person. even some people, the polemic I’m writing is about how this is horribly inefficient and in the long run not effective in shrinking the total number of crackpots out there

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:05:43am

re: #179 HappyWarrior

There’s something about Kavanaugh’s smirk that really bugs me.

That young woman sitting behind him is pissing me off. She smirks, figets, and occasionally throws a white power sign with her right hand (but I’m sure she’d say it’s a Trump A-OK sign…)

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:09:34am
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electrotek  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:10:59am

re: #183 Charles Johnson

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Sounds like he lives up to his family name after all.

How disappointing.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:11:18am

re: #183 Charles Johnson

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So many of these so called Never Trumpers are especially on the judiciary.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:11:55am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:12:11am

re: #181 dangerman

first. kudos

while it is possiblle to target and affect a person. even some people, the polemic I’m writing is about how this is horribly inefficient and in the long run not effective in shrinking the total number of crackpots out there

We need to deprogram Trumpists faster than wingnut media can brainwash them. One on one won’t do it, but I’m impressed that Sarah of all people, managed to deprogram even one cult member. She used to just make fun of them.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:12:16am

re: #184 electrotek

Sounds like he lives up to his family name after all.

How disappointing.

But honestly not surprising. The differences between the GOO establishment and Trump are on trade and portraying civility.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:13:04am

re: #181 dangerman

first. kudos

while it is possiblle to target and affect a person. even some people, the polemic I’m writing is about how this is horribly inefficient and in the long run not effective in shrinking the total number of crackpots out there

I read that article and when I got to the bottom of it I saw this:

We Need To Start Befriending Neo-Nazis

Then when the author of the above piece started getting angry Tweets for this “brave idea” she tantrummed:

How The Angry Left Turned Me Into A Nazi

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:13:08am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:13:50am

re: #186 Single-handed sailor

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Ted Cruz just lied. All you needed to say Professor Tribe. Cruz is an unscrupulous asshole who sucks up to the man who called his father a President killer.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:15:32am

Wonder what this could be about?

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:16:02am

I used to engage wingnuts on Twitter and have a civil conversation. That is no longer possible.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:16:23am

re: #186 Single-handed sailor

“Ted Cruz just lied because money isn’t speech and they were trying to overturn the SCOTUS decision saying it is.”

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Interesting Times  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:16:31am

re: #183 Charles Johnson

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Jeff Flake is a feckless runt.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:17:33am

re: #192 JordanRules

Wonder what this could be about?

Nike spoke the one word they understand: Money.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:18:50am

Richard Blumenthal has way too many teeth.

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plansbandc  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:19:11am

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:19:16am

re: #196 Belafon

Nike spoke the one word they understand: Money.

Nike can succeed without racist dollars. I’m not so sure that’s the case for the NFL.

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dangerman  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:21:33am

re: #183 Charles Johnson

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flake sasse Collins etc are lucy with the football

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:22:02am

re: #198 plansbandc

Fake.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:22:42am

re: #174 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

This is a much better image

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:22:45am

It’s interesting to think about the juxtaposition of two things going on right now: Nike/Kaepernick and GOP/Trump/Kavanaugh.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:23:28am

heh

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:23:31am
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makeitstop  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:23:54am

re: #192 JordanRules

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Wonder what this could be about?

Maybe they’ve decided to try and settle the collusion case?

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plansbandc  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:24:06am

re: #201 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Pretty entertaining photoshop though.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:24:29am

The CIA teaching the twittercerse how to steal mail

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thecommodore  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:24:47am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:25:58am

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:26:28am

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

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thecommodore  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:27:25am
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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:27:37am

re: #209 thecommodore

Right now, if Grassley slips up, the Democrats have a majority and could reject the nomination. If they leave, 1) we won’t be hearing the crap the GOP is trying to pull, and 2) what’s to stop Grassley and McConnell from declaring a quorum?

Making this a farce is their best weapon right now. The public doesn’t want Kavanaugh and they don’t even have all of the information.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:27:46am
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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:28:02am

re: #206 makeitstop

Maybe they’ve decided to try and settle the collusion case?

Given that the arbitrator is letting it go to trial, that would be the smart thing to do. But NFL ownership is made up of a group of 32 old white rich men… you know, fucking cowards. So, I’m guessing it’ll be some sort of drivel about football, apple pie, and the Fourth of July.

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thecommodore  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:28:18am
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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:28:38am

re: #212 thecommodore

Too many hashtags is the same as too many bumper stickers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:29:30am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:29:30am

re: #211 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Profile reads as if she’s a female Stephen Miller.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:31:04am

re: #192 JordanRules

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Wonder what this could be about?

Hopefully they’re settling the collusion lawsuit and giving him a job.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:31:23am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:32:28am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:33:34am

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

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How about the fact it’s being made by someone under investigation for obstruction of justice and the little we know of his views doesn’t think presidents should bear legal responsibility for that and you’ve no room to talk at all Ted given what was done to Garland.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:34:44am
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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:34:48am

re: #215 KGxvi

Given that the arbitrator is letting it go to trial, that would be the smart thing to do. But NFL ownership is made up of a group of 32 old white rich men… you know, fucking cowards. So, I’m guessing it’ll be some sort of drivel about football, apple pie, and the Fourth of July.

I should be slightly more fair about NFL ownership… it’s more like 26 old white rich guys, four women who are widows/heirs of prior owners, Shahid Khan, and the Packers “public” ownership. Still, mostly fucking cowards.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:36:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:37:29am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:38:53am

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Because he is.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:39:17am

I just got an email from PayPal telling me to “prepare for disasters today”. Uh-oh….

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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:39:30am

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

Former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn seemed to believe Trump that actually lacks object permanence. To prevent the president from signing a letter canceling a free-trade agreement with South Korea, he stole the letter from Trump’s desk. Trump “did not notice it was missing,” the Post reports.

Jesus fucking Christ…

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Targetpractice  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:39:39am

re: #226 Charles Johnson

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I’ll go further and say that, before this is all over, Kavanaugh joins the Senate GOP in arguing that he’s been the most open & honest candidate ever considered for the SCOTUS bench.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:39:41am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:42:07am

re: #232 Charles Johnson

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Oh? Ask Justice Garland. Wait, he wasn’t even given a hearing because your party couldn’t accept that Obama had a right to choose Scalia’s succsssor.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:42:14am

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

darthTM
@darth
outside the white house as well jonathan tbh

Jonathan Chait

@jonathanchait
Report: everybody in the White House considers Trump an idiot nymag.com

View image on Twitter
1:36 PM - Sep 4, 2018
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17 people are talking about this

Darth is wrong — those inside the WH might believe that — but the Trumpsters I know still think he’s a great President. Amazing how deluded the typical Trump supporter is. OTOH — the Koch Bros do know he’s an idiot but as long as his policies help them, they don’t care what damage he inflicts on our nation

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:43:11am
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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:43:57am
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Targetpractice  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:44:06am

re: #232 Charles Johnson

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This isn’t a hearing, it’s a contest to see which Republican Senator can make the most absurdly hypocritical statement after they spent 2 years arguing Merrick Garland didn’t even deserve a hearing because “elections.”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:44:14am

re: #213 Belafon

Right now, if Grassley slips up, the Democrats have a majority and could reject the nomination. If they leave, 1) we won’t be hearing the crap the GOP is trying to pull, and 2) what’s to stop Grassley and McConnell from declaring a quorum?

Making this a farce is their best weapon right now. The public doesn’t want Kavanaugh and they don’t even have all of the information.

The best they can do is make him lie to Congress as many times as possible. That’s the only possible leverage to remove him after 2020.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:44:48am
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Targetpractice  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:45:29am

re: #236 lawhawk

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Michelle Malkin, whose website Twitchy decided to put up an article earlier declaring that the answer to Nike’s ad campaign is a single picture…of Pat Tillman.

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:46:32am

re: #240 Targetpractice

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:46:46am

re: #236 lawhawk

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You disrespected Japanese American heroes by defending internment Michelle.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:47:46am

re: #232 Charles Johnson

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Considering that Kavanaugh issued a political holding that the government’s action in barring a teenage immigrant in their custody from having an abortion didn’t constitute an “undue burden” on her right to an abortion, that’s pretty rich. Kavanaugh wasn’t about to rule in her favor and risk losing a Supreme Court nomination.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:48:58am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:49:49am

re: #243 Big Beautiful Door

Considering that Kavanaugh issued a political holding that the government’s action in barring a teenage immigrant in their custody from having an abortion didn’t constitute an “undue burden” on her right to an abortion, that’s pretty rich. Kavanaugh wasn’t about to rule in her favor and risk losing a Supreme Court nomination.

He knows he’s a political hack incapable of judicial independence from the right wing movement that birthed him. He’s not a stupid man but he is s partisan hack.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:50:31am

book what book? oh look over there — hurricane!

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Teukka  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:51:13am

Satisfying mental floss (not related to the site):

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:51:31am

re: #239 Charles Johnson

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I’d have no problem wearing the suit and tie all day…..I’ve done that plenty of times before.

I’d have a problem listening to some of these assclowns spewing bullshit and having to maintain some degree of decorum and civility. I really don’t think I could pull that off, to be honest.

And I’m sure my fellow Senators wouldn’t really appreciate me yelling at them on live TV that they’re “full of shit” and they should take their BS and “shove it up their ass sideways”.

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wrenchwench  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:52:21am

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

book what book? oh look over there — hurricane!

[Be safe!]

That’s quite a comedown from Be best.

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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:55:09am

re: #248 Dr Lizardo

I’d have no problem wearing the suit and tie all day…..I’ve done that plenty of times before.

I’d have a problem listening to some of these assclowns spewing bullshit and having to maintain some degree of decorum and civility. I really don’t think I could pull that off, to be honest.

And I’m sure my fellow Senators wouldn’t really appreciate me yelling at them on live TV that they’re “full of shit” and they should take their BS and “shove it up their ass sideways”.

I always hated wearing a suit and tie. As for being a Senator, I feel like I’d just end up giving a lot of side eye, eye rolls, or Office-style wtf glances to cameras.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:55:10am

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I’m predicting that within 5 years of Kavanaugh taking the bench (and quite possibly sooner), there won’t be a legal abortion clinic left from the Carolina coast to the border of New Mexico south of the Ohio River.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:55:18am

re: #247 Teukka

I have a bunch of wax seals. My favorite one is a pawprint.

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BeachDem  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:55:29am

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

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In case nobody’s posted it (I’m trying to work and follow at the same time)

Zina Bash Is the Woman Sitting Behind Brett Kavanaugh

heavy.com

Sounds super creepy, of course.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:56:07am
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:56:18am
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wrenchwench  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:56:41am

re: #247 Teukka

Satisfying mental floss (not related to the site):

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I’d be eating the wax. Looks delicious!

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:57:00am

re: #251 Big Beautiful Door

I’m predicting that within 5 years of Kavanaugh taking the bench (and quite possibly sooner), there won’t be a legal abortion clinic left from the Carolina coast to the border of New Mexico south of the Ohio River.

Maternal death rates for those places will soar. Complications and health care costs will soar.

And women will be screwed nationwide as women’s health services are undermined all over, leaving women far worse off in the US than in any other OECD nation.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:58:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:58:53am

thread starts with this:

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wrenchwench  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:59:37am

re: #257 lawhawk

Maternal death rates for those places will soar. Complications and health care costs will soar.

And women will be screwed nationwide as women’s health services are undermined all over, leaving women far worse off in the US than in any other OECD nation.

Don’t need no Kavanaugh. don’t need no five years. That’s right where we are.

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2018 • 11:59:55am
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:00:03pm

re: #247 Teukka

Satisfying mental floss (not related to the site):

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The giftshop at Guilford Courthouse NMP has sealing wax that is safe to use on letters and two lovely wood handle wax stamps.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:00:25pm

Still gotta vote. Turnouts gotta be huge.

Ignore if you prefer.
I like to flex good polling results every now and again tho.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:02:56pm

We should hang this about his neck like a fucking albatross until the day he dies.

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:03:39pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:04:27pm
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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:05:46pm

re: #263 JordanRules

According to the wikipedia page on the race, three polls just dropped. All three show Gillum leading 50-47, 47-45, and 48-43. So it’s likely going to be close, like the last two elections there.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:06:05pm

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:06:45pm

Kavanaugh sure has a puffy face for a marathon runner. In fact, puffy face seems to be a trademark for Republican fatcats. A lot of them; conspira-liar Jerome Corsi and Congress-shill Joe “Shorthorn” Barton, for example; look like Mussolini after he’d been hanging in the gas station for a couple of days. Maybe it is their inner rottenness trying to burst through.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:07:18pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:07:24pm
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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:07:29pm

re: #266 JordanRules

Can’t imagine that going badly…

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:08:54pm

If you’re looking for some good news (albeit a bit distant on the horizon, and we all hope to Dog that it’s not a mirage) - a GOP pollster has looked at the numbers for November and predicted “instant death” for Republicans in formerly safe GOP seats:

npr.org

“What I’m seeing, with the exception of a handful of states, in state after state are huge increases in Democratic turnout relative to the increase in Republican turnout, when you look at 2014 versus 2018 turnout,” said Republican pollster John Couvillon. “From looking at primary turnout as evidence of partisan enthusiasm, I’m seeing it on the Democratic side.”

(snip)

“If you’re running behind 2016 levels, that’s instant death if you’re a Pete Sessions or Erik Paulsen,” Couvillon said, citing endangered GOP incumbents in Texas and Minnesota, who represent two of the 25 districts currently held by Republicans that Democrat Hillary Clinton carried in 2016.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:09:01pm

re: #267 KGxvi

According to the wikipedia page on the race, three polls just dropped. All three show Gillum leading 50-47, 47-45, and 48-43. So it’s likely going to be close, like the last two elections there.

I wonder what polls looked like at this point in the previous election.

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Old Liberal  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:10:45pm

re: #68 plansbandc

Every day is a little more spirit breaking than the next. It’s depressing as hell watching the United States die.

I look back on Corregidor. Bastogne. Dunkirk. Alamo (not sure I identify with the cause, but we remember it). Fighting futile battles is not futile. It seems that things have to be really bleak before some assholes wake up and smell the coffee. Civil rights. Vietnam. Stonewall. Still fighting police corruption and brutality. This stuff sucks but it isn’t the end in my calculation.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:10:56pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:12:29pm
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BigPapa  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:12:55pm

re: #264 Scottish Dragon

We should hang this about his neck like a fucking albatross until the day he dies.

There needs to be lots of albatrosses hanging on a lot of necks for the Trump Era.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:13:31pm

re: #265 Kragar

I’m skeptical about the “white power sign” claim here. A still photo is a tiny slice of time, and that may have been just a random arrangement of her fingers for a split second. Unless there’s more evidence she was deliberately doing that, I’d rather not jump to that conclusion. While also saying I wouldn’t be surprised with this gang.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:13:33pm

re: #257 lawhawk

Maternal death rates for those places will soar. Complications and health care costs will soar.

And women will be screwed nationwide as women’s health services are undermined all over, leaving women far worse off in the US than in any other OECD nation.

The only thing that can stop it is if the people, especially women, get registered and vote. If the people will hurdle every barrier the GOP puts between them and the polling place, we could see a political revolution unlike anything since 1932.

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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:13:56pm

re: #274 Belafon

I wonder what polls looked like at this point in the previous election.

In 2014, end of August/beginning of September, Scott was leading.

In 2010, a better example because it was an open race, Scott was trailing around this time.

For what it’s worth…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:16:25pm

re: #279 Charles Johnson

I’m skeptical about the “white power sign” claim here. A still photo is a tiny slice of time, and that may have been just a random arrangement of her fingers for a split second. Unless there’s more evidence she was deliberately doing that, I’d rather not jump to that conclusion. While also saying I wouldn’t be surprised with this gang.

there is video and she did it more than one time

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:17:26pm
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calochortus  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:18:23pm

Meanwhile, my county is trying to take away my God-given right to own a flamethrower. Where is the outrage? (And why do I need to own a flamethrower?)

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:18:48pm

re: #279 Charles Johnson

She was watching for a while and caught it multiple times. I’m sure it will be expanded upon.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:18:58pm

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Arguing for re-segregation?

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:20:30pm

I find it weird the things these folks choose to step up and lie about.

Y’all have all the power today, you could have just sat their and ate your food Raj. Instead, you jump into this to get your gaslight on.

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Skip Intro  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:20:33pm

re: #279 Charles Johnson

I watched 41 seconds of video and she did it the whole time.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:20:38pm

re: #236 lawhawk

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makeitstop  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:20:39pm

re: #279 Charles Johnson

I’m skeptical about the “white power sign” claim here. A still photo is a tiny slice of time, and that may have been just a random arrangement of her fingers for a split second. Unless there’s more evidence she was deliberately doing that, I’d rather not jump to that conclusion. While also saying I wouldn’t be surprised with this gang.

One of the videos posted earlier showed her holding the WP sign for a long time. I don’t think it’s an accident.

The video in Backwoods_Sleuth’s #205.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:21:49pm

re: #263 JordanRules

Still gotta vote. Turnouts gotta be huge.

Ignore if you prefer.
I like to flex good polling results every now and again tho.

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The GOP is going to flog the FBI investigation of Tallahassee city government for all its worth, even though Gillum isn’t a target of the investigation.

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ObserverArt  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:21:58pm

re: #179 HappyWarrior

There’s something about Kavanaugh’s smirk that really bugs me.

He knows he has this made in the shade, so he is being a smug arrogant asshole.

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Jay C  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:23:39pm

re: #283 Charles Johnson

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TBH, I would cheer for Kathy Griffin as well: although I think she might have been better off toning down her GFY sign-off.
Not that I disagree with the sentiments: it’s just that it will probably give Tomi Lahren and whatever FOX creatures that run her show an excuse to rag on KG and mump away about how “rude” left-wingers are….

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:23:42pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:24:13pm

re: #290 makeitstop

One of the videos posted earlier showed her holding the WP sign for a long time. I don’t think it’s an accident.

The video in Backwoods_Sleuth’s #205.

It’s a very awkward pose. Hard to accidentally do.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:24:14pm
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:24:41pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:24:54pm

re: #293 Jay C

TBH, I would cheer for Kathy Griffin as well: although I think she might have been better off toning down her GFY sign-off.
Not that I disagree with the sentiments: it’s just that it will probably give Tomi Lahren and whatever FOX creatures that run her show an excuse to rag on KG and mump away about how “rude” left-wingers are….

They do that anyway. It’s her brand.

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BeachDem  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:25:10pm

OK—we need something positive. Here’s my governor candidate’s first ad in the general.

Yeah, looonnnnggg shot here in south by dog carolina, but James Smith has the right stuff. What do you think?

“The Call” — James Smith for Governor (SC)

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:25:25pm

re: #297 Scottish Dragon

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This is a parody.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:26:53pm

re: #295 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It’s a very awkward pose. Hard to accidentally do.

People on Twitter were cracking me up talking about how they were trying to mimic the pose at home for periods of time and how awkward it was.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:28:05pm

re: #279 Charles Johnson

I’m skeptical about the “white power sign” claim here. A still photo is a tiny slice of time, and that may have been just a random arrangement of her fingers for a split second. Unless there’s more evidence she was deliberately doing that, I’d rather not jump to that conclusion. While also saying I wouldn’t be surprised with this gang.

She kept her fingers there for some time on video…and I have never once seen anybody arrange their hand in such an awkward fashion that I can recall. It isn’t a natural repose position for a hand. I don’t know if it is actually intended as a KKK sign…but it is damned peculiar.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:28:09pm

re: #301 JordanRules

People on Twitter were cracking me up talking about how they were trying to mimic the pose at home for periods of time and how awkward it was.

It gives me wrist pain, but may be easier for the young-fascist movement.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:28:57pm

re: #302 Scottish Dragon

She kept her fingers there for some time on video…and I have never once seen anybody arrange their hand in such an awkward fashion that I can recall. It isn’t a natural repose position for a hand. I don’t know if it is actually intended as a KKK sign…but it is damned peculiar.

I don’t know if the KKK uses it, but the alt-right white supremacists do.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:30:38pm

re: #297 Scottish Dragon

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Snopes says this is fake. The burned feet picture has been online for some time and happened in Australia.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:31:11pm

None of them are good people so they stay and are right where they belong.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:32:05pm

re: #270 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I take it he was talking about the Trump White House.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:34:21pm
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:34:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:38:04pm

re: #306 JordanRules

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None of them are good people so they stay and are right where they belong.

All of them are awful in their own way.

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gocart mozart  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:40:10pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ObserverArt  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:40:16pm

re: #275 Old Liberal

I look back on Corregidor. Bastogne. Dunkirk. Alamo (not sure I identify with the cause, but we remember it). Fighting futile battles is not futile. It seems that things have to be really bleak before some assholes wake up and smell the coffee. Civil rights. Vietnam. Stonewall. Still fighting police corruption and brutality. This stuff sucks but it isn’t the end in my calculation.

Thank you!

It’s nice to have some historical perspective about other troubling times in America…and we came out the other side.

Now we all need to vote every Republican out of office we can for the next 8 years. That party needs to either be dustbinned to history or so cut down it is ineffective for 20 years or more.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:40:57pm

re: #284 calochortus

Meanwhile, my county is trying to take away my God-given right to own a flamethrower. Where is the outrage? (And why do I need to own a flamethrower?)

They’ve already taken away our nukes! What’s next! The march of tyranny!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:41:37pm

As I’ve probably mentioned before, Mrs. FBW usually gets up an hour or more before I do, so most mornings when I stumble out to the living room, she’s already fully caffeinated and been watching MSNBC for at least an hour.

Since we go Dory, the first thing she says to me is usually, “She was fast asleep till she heard your footsteps coming down the hall. She loves her Daddy!”

This morning, it was, “Holy Shit! You gotta see this Senate hearing for Kavanaugh! It’s been crazy!”

Oh, yeah, and Dory still leaped off the couch and scampered over to me wagging her tail so hard her entire body wiggled like a ferret on meth!

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:42:19pm

re: #299 BeachDem

OK—we need something positive. Here’s my governor candidate’s first ad in the general.

Yeah, looonnnnggg shot here in south by dog carolina, but James Smith has the right stuff. What do you think?

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Video

Clearly a cultural marxist who hates America.//

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:43:00pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:44:47pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:45:40pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:46:47pm

Kamala is bringing it.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:47:31pm

Ummm….

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum just followed me on twitter. He is the crown prince of the UAE…

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danarchy  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:49:07pm

re: #284 calochortus

Meanwhile, my county is trying to take away my God-given right to own a flamethrower. Where is the outrage? (And why do I need to own a flamethrower?)

Elon Musk is going to be upset.

boringcompany.com

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:49:10pm
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:50:47pm

re: #284 calochortus

Meanwhile, my county is trying to take away my God-given right to own a flamethrower. Where is the outrage? (And why do I need to own a flamethrower?)

The smaller varieties with a limited range are used for brush clearing and some other purposes (clearing debris off power lines and even the odd wasp nest here and there)

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calochortus  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:52:31pm

re: #321 danarchy

Elon Musk is going to be upset.

boringcompany.com

Actually, he may be the reason the whole issue came up.

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calochortus  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:53:51pm

re: #323 Scottish Dragon

The smaller varieties with a limited range are used for brush clearing and some other purposes (clearing debris off power lines and even the odd wasp nest here and there)

Yes, and professionals will still be able to use them. However, here in the S.F. Bay Area you are more likely to burn down your neighborhood than deal effectively with pesky weeds.

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BigPapa  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:54:48pm

re: #319 JordanRules

Kamala is bringing it.

I’m on delay as I keep pausing for work. Booker is a level above the entire GOP.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:54:59pm

And now drones with flame throwers. Because.

Flame-Throwing Drone Removes Net Entangled in China Power Line

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:55:20pm

re: #325 calochortus

Yes, and professionals will still be able to use them. However, here in the S.F. Bay Area you are more likely to burn down your neighborhood than deal effectively with pesky weeds.

Boy, ain’t that the fucking truth! It’s like walking through a bowl of cornflakes, walking under the oaks out here.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:56:00pm
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calochortus  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:56:09pm

re: #328 Blind Frog Belly White

Boy, ain’t that the fucking truth! It’s like walking through a bowl of cornflakes, walking under the oaks out here.

Ahhhhh, September.

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:56:15pm

re: #324 calochortus

Actually, he may be the reason the whole issue came up.

BAH! I will continue to argue that Musk’s toy is not a flame thrower. Its an oversized blowtorch.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:56:19pm

re: #325 calochortus

Yes, and professionals will still be able to use them. However, here in the S.F. Bay Area you are more likely to burn down your neighborhood than deal effectively with pesky weeds.

Anything like that in California is going to be really dangerous of course.

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:56:54pm

re: #320 Scottish Dragon

Wow. Nice!

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:57:02pm

re: #331 Kragar

BAH! I will continue to argue that Musk’s toy is not a flame thrower. Its an oversized blowtorch.

True. it isn’t really much of a flame thrower.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:57:10pm

re: #297 Scottish Dragon

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Check the comments. Just a YouTuber trying to grab traffic crumbs. Hoax.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:57:44pm

re: #331 Kragar

BAH! I will continue to argue that Musk’s toy is not a flame thrower. Its an oversized blowtorch.

Only because that’s true. Where’s your hysteria?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:58:18pm

re: #327 Scottish Dragon

And now drones with flame throwers. Because.

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Why couldn’t Musk sell that? We could burn down the world!

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:58:26pm

re: #334 Scottish Dragon

True. it isn’t really much of a flame thrower.

If its a flamethrower then a BBQ lighter is flamethrower.

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:58:46pm

Everyone in Trumpworld is compromised and complicit.

Woodward’s book only confirms this.

What still has yet to be determined are the criminal charges every last mofo in Trumpworld should be facing for this disastrous admin and their corruption that began well before entering the WH, but was vastly expanded thanks to GOP malfeasance and eanbling.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:58:46pm

I can’t see these private flamethrowers having much of a home defense application anyway.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:59:25pm

re: #335 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Check the comments. Just a YouTuber trying to grab traffic crumbs. Hoax.

I already noted that. The burned feet pic is from Australia.

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calochortus  Sep 4, 2018 • 12:59:46pm

re: #332 Scottish Dragon

Anything like that in California is going to be really dangerous of course.

I married someone from upstate NY. When we visited his parents for the first time, Mr. C. took me out in the back yard and proceeded to light matches and drop them on the ground. I was horrified, but of course, they all went out.
It was a spectacle matched only by the first time I walked on a frozen lake. (Me: “Is it safe to walk on?” Mr. C.: “You’ll notice people have parked their cars out on it.” Me: “Oh.”)

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:00:02pm

re: #340 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I can’t see these private flamethrowers having much of a home defense application anyway.

Burning down your house to own the libs.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:00:27pm

And his Yale hat!!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:00:54pm

re: #340 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I can’t see these private flamethrowers having much of a home defense application anyway.

A home invader can’t steal things that are on fire.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:01:18pm

re: #340 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I can’t see these private flamethrowers having much of a home defense application anyway.

The Elon Musk one is a man toy. Kind of like those ridiculously over powered hand held lasers you could get a couple years ago that would pop balloons (and blind airplane pilots coming in to land)

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:01:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:01:44pm

re: #340 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I can’t see these private flamethrowers having much of a home defense application anyway.

one word: SPIDERS!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:01:47pm

re: #340 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I can’t see these private flamethrowers having much of a home defense application anyway.

In all the movies, they generally work out badly for the person carrying them.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:02:31pm

re: #342 calochortus

I married someone from upstate NY. When we visited his parents for the first time, Mr. C. took me out in the back yard and proceeded to light matches and drop them on the ground. I was horrified, but of course, they all went out.
It was a spectacle matched only by the first time I walked on a frozen lake. (Me: “Is it safe to walk on?” Mr. C.: “You’ll notice people have parked their cars out on it.” Me: “Oh.”)

It took me years to get used to regular rainfall and green meadows here in the east. I was born in San Bernardino.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:03:16pm

re: #322 Patricia Kayden

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Wait…is Whitlock seriously arguing that Kaepernick was trying to monetize this from the get go? Is he fucking serious? Does he really think that whatever he might be getting from Nike matches what he’d make as an NFL QB? What in the actual fuck?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:03:18pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:03:46pm

re: #346 Scottish Dragon

The Elon Musk one is a man toy. Kind of like those ridiculously over powered hand held lasers you could get a couple years ago that would pop balloons (and blind airplane pilots coming in to land)

Even if they banned the green lasers that could do that, which I hadn’t heard of, cutting and burning lasers are easily available. I have one that can burn wood in my 3D printer/laser engraver. My 3D printer case was cut with a laser.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:05:22pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:06:11pm

Now THIS is a flamethrower:

M132 Armored Flamethrower


Note that the device doesn’t really shoot a blast of fire like a blowtorch, but a stream of burning liquid, most of which is still liquid when it arrives at the target.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:06:33pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:08:43pm
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Kragar  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:09:25pm

re: #355 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Now THIS is a flamethrower:

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Note that the device doesn’t really shoot a blast of fire like a blowtorch, but a stream of burning liquid, most of which is still liquid when it arrives at the target.

And it is the fuel which sticks to the target an burns, as opposed to just hitting the target with a flame, which makes it harder to put out.

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calochortus  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:09:50pm

BBL

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:10:21pm

re: #351 Mike Lamb

Wait…is Whitlock seriously arguing that Kaepernick was trying to monetize this from the get go? Is he fucking serious? Does he really think that whatever he might be getting from Nike matches what he’d make as an NFL QB? What in the actual fuck?

It’s classic dumbass Whitlock.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:12:02pm

re: #358 Kragar

And it is the fuel which sticks to the target an burns, as opposed to just hitting the target with a flame, which makes it harder to put out.

But we still call them “Flamethrowers”, because it sounds cool and it’s more concise than “Flamingstickyliquidthower.”

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:12:20pm

re: #358 Kragar

And it is the fuel which sticks to the target an burns, as opposed to just hitting the target with a flame, which makes it harder to put out.

With an alcohol flame thrower, the victim can’t even see the flames as they burn. I’ve had a kitchen and arm on fire once. I put them out.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:12:52pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:13:55pm

re: #351 Mike Lamb

Wait…is Whitlock seriously arguing that Kaepernick was trying to monetize this from the get go? Is he fucking serious? Does he really think that whatever he might be getting from Nike matches what he’d make as an NFL QB? What in the actual fuck?

Maybe he’s seeking the approval of white people. That used to be a big thing, and still is in some circles.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:14:02pm

re: #356 Charles Johnson

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:15:20pm

re: #364 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Maybe he’s seeking the approval of white people. That used to be a big thing, and still is in some circles.

That’s his whole thing. He’s been like that for decades.
He’s the Larry Elder of sports media.

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lizardofid  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:17:11pm

re: #360 JordanRules

It’s classic dumbass Whitlock.

Yep. And, it might or might not be relevant, Kap signed with Nike in 2011, and the relationship has probably simply continued.

Hi everybody!

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lizardofid  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:18:29pm

re: #364 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Maybe he’s seeking the approval of white people. That used to be a big thing, and still is in some circles.

Jason want’s clicks.

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Kragar  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:19:28pm

re: #361 Blind Frog Belly White

But we still call them “Flamethrowers”, because it sounds cool and it’s more concise than “Flamingstickyliquidthower.”

I prefer FLAMENWERFER!

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:21:02pm

re: #352 Charles Johnson

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Merrick Garland throws his head back and laughs in derision.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:21:09pm

re: #362 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

With an alcohol flame thrower, the victim can’t even see the flames as they burn. I’ve had a kitchen and arm on fire once. I put them out.

Years ago, we used to use glass spreaders to spread suspensions of bacteria onto antibiotic-laced agar plates*. The plate was on a little turntable thing that you’d spin while pressing the spreader on the plate to distribute the bacteria. You dip the spreader into alcohol to sterilize, then pass it through a Bunsen burner flame to burn off the alcohol (and also sterilize)

When I set up my workspace to do this, I put the turntable centered in front of me, the alcohol to the right of that, and the burner to the extreme right. I’d hold the flaming spreader out there till the alcohol burned off. Sometimes burning alcohol dripped on the bench. No problem. Simple.

One guy I worked with, also right handed, insisted on putting his alcohol to the LEFT of the turntable, and then the Bunsen to the left of that. And he dripped flaming alcohol into his beaker of alcohol, lighting IT on fire, requiring he stop and snuff that out with the foil lid of the beaker.

You’d think after doing that ONCE, he’d rethink his arrangement.

You’d be wrong.

*antibiotic laced, because we put DNA into bacteria with antibiotic resistance genes, so only the bacteria that get the DNA grow.

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rhuarc  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:21:12pm

I haven’t watched any of the hearing so the Democrats may be doing this, but I’ll say this. Every single one of them should mention Merrick Garland at EVERY opportunity. Interrupt Republicans when they say stupid pretending shit like Garland never happened. At this point, Kavanaugh will be confirmed. There is nothing Democrats can do, so every question and statement should be about Merrick Garland. Just drive the point home how corrupt, unethical, and craven the Republicans in the Senate are.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:22:08pm

re: #363 JordanRules

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Then every single Democrat votes down this confirmation. It’s the least you must do.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:23:57pm

re: #354 JordanRules

And being normalized. Why not interview Richard Spencer or David Duke? Bannon is no different from any other White Supremacist. Are they interviewing left wing radicals?

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:25:14pm

re: #374 Patricia Kayden

And being normalized. Why not interview Richard Spencer or David Duke? Bannon is no different from any other White Supremacist. Are they interviewing left wing radicals?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

:)

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:28:34pm

Handy dandy flow charts showing all the criminality around Trump and the key cronies so far:

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steve_davis  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:29:10pm

re: #80 JordanRules

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oh my god. oh…my…god. Trump called Obama a “weak dick”? Please let us have a contest where both men lay it out on the counter so we can measure.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:30:10pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:30:23pm

re: #374 Patricia Kayden

And being normalized. Why not interview Richard Spencer or David Duke? Bannon is no different from any other White Supremacist. Are they interviewing left wing radicals?

Oh I don’t think they’d have a problem interviewing any of them.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:32:48pm
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:33:08pm
Another Trump lawyer, Jay Sekulow, tried to argue to Robert Mueller that Trump could not be asked to give an interview because he is a compulsive liar. They literally explained to Mueller how they conducted a mock interview with Trump, and he was so unable to tell the truth that they considered him mentally disqualified from testifying:

Jay Sekulow went to Mueller’s office and re-enacted the mock interview. Their goal: to argue that Trump couldn’t possibly testify because he was incapable of telling the truth.

“He just made something up. That’s his nature,” Dowd said to Mueller.

My God.
nymag.com

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:35:16pm

re: #381 Scottish Dragon

Another Trump lawyer, Jay Sekulow, tried to argue to Robert Mueller that Trump could not be asked to give an interview because he is a compulsive liar. They literally explained to Mueller how they conducted a mock interview with Trump, and he was so unable to tell the truth that they considered him mentally disqualified from testifying

Holy shit.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:36:01pm

re: #382 Dr Lizardo

Holy shit.

That was my reaction. That is 25th amendment stuff right there. He is mentally unable to do the job.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:37:18pm
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Kragar  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:37:48pm
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Dr Lizardo  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:38:50pm

re: #383 Scottish Dragon

That was my reaction. That is 25th amendment stuff right there. He is mentally unable to do the job.

Yep; he’s straight-up unfit for the rigors of the office he holds.

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garzooma  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:39:31pm

re: #376 lawhawk

Handy dandy flow charts showing all the criminality around Trump and the key cronies so far:

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Not all. Doesn’t include DJT’s obstruction.

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:42:19pm

re: #387 garzooma

Good point. It’s not inclusive of Kushner or Junior. Or Ivanka for that matter.

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ObserverArt  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:45:50pm

re: #293 Jay C

TBH, I would cheer for Kathy Griffin as well: although I think she might have been better off toning down her GFY sign-off.
Not that I disagree with the sentiments: it’s just that it will probably give Tomi Lahren and whatever FOX creatures that run her show an excuse to rag on KG and mump away about how “rude” left-wingers are….

Is it time that liberals stop worrying about appearances?

Look at what the conservatives are doing…there is nothing toned down about their actions. They are hurting this whole country and many people in it with their actions.

They may even be selling us all out to have a relationship with Russia to help turn this country into some kind of White Nationalist Wonderland.

We stay nice, they still screw us over. We get tough they will still try to screw us over.

Screw that.

Sure, we don’t need the fuck you, but we sure need to be extremely tough and take a stance we will not back down from.

And Tomi and Fox are gonna do what they do anyway so let them cry. They need to be stopped no matter what.

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ObserverArt  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:47:02pm

re: #297 Scottish Dragon

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Tweet gone.

Dang I wanted to see the idiot that burnt their feet burning their shoes…while on.

That is special!

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ObserverArt  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:47:53pm

re: #300 JordanRules

This is a parody.

Still the tweet was removed…hell, I woulda like to see the parody. I wonder why it was removed?

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:49:37pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:50:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:50:33pm

moron found his phone:

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mmmirele  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:52:24pm

re: #259 Backwoods_Sleuth

thread starts with this:

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Good thread—I’d also note that in 1956, when William Brennan’s confirmation hearing was held, there was an incredible number of “are you going to take marching orders from the Pope?” questions asked. How do I know this? Because one night when I was working in the law school library (I was the one student in my class who had a work study job), I came across the William Brennan hearing transcripts and leafed through them. That was an eye-opener, just over three decades later.

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Belafon  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:52:40pm

re: #393 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Didn’t they say that, or something similar, last year?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:53:37pm

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Schweppes7  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:55:21pm

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nah. These tweets are relatively sane, correct spelling and grammar, and use threading feature correctly. No way Trump himself wrote them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:56:34pm

heh

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Lidane  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:56:44pm

Spent all morning preparing for a client meeting. Got direction from the CEO and the account manager for what the hell I’m supposed to tell the guy when I haven’t even been in this new agency for three weeks.

Sat in the meeting and found myself derailed by the client almost instantly because he was expecting a detailed report from the Digital Marketing VP that I didn’t have and didn’t know about because the VP is in Boston on business, so my portion ended up being a more general discussion on future Facebook strategies for them to consider.

*headdesk*

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:57:27pm

re: #396 Belafon

Didn’t they say that, or something similar, last year?

Yeah, they really can’t say much else in reality. Not with Kaepernick taking them to court for blackballing him. And, that massive contract they have with Nike.

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Lidane  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:57:28pm

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nobody needs to fabricate stories about Trump to make him look bad. He does that on his own every time he opens his pie hole or sends a tweet.

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:58:38pm

re: #393 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 1:59:44pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:00:18pm

re: #400 Lidane

Spent all morning preparing for a client meeting. Got direction from the CEO and the account manager for what the hell I’m supposed to tell the guy when I haven’t even been in this new agency for three weeks.

Sat in the meeting and found myself derailed by the client almost instantly because he was expecting a detailed report from the Digital Marketing VP that I didn’t have and didn’t know about because the VP is in Boston on business, so my portion ended up being a more general discussion on future Facebook strategies for them to consider.

*headdesk*

New job, new coping strategies.

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gocart mozart  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:01:01pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:03:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:03:39pm

another fill-in-the-name endorsement.
I bet the moron has no idea who this person actually is.

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Lidane  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:03:40pm

re: #405 wrenchwench

New job, new coping strategies.

Pretty much, yeah. Thankfully it wasn’t too horrifying. I just hate being caught flat-footed.

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:06:52pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:07:09pm
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lizardofid  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:09:30pm

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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A friend of mind replied to my email earlier (when I sent him a story about the book) that all the dirt dealers are “anonymous”. I sent a reply right back that said, yeah…yeah…, so was Deep Throat.

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Jay C  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:11:49pm

re: #408 Backwoods_Sleuth

another fill-in-the-name endorsement.
I bet the moron has no idea who this person actually is.

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SRSLY. And no one ever remarks on how formulaic, unspecific and depersonalized these trite “endorsements” are?
I’ve gotten more personal attention in letters addressed to “Occupant”…

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lizardofid  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:13:26pm

re: #401 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yeah, they really can’t say much else in reality. Not with Kaepernick taking them to court for blackballing him. And, that massive contract they have with Nike.

I heard a great point earlier. What if Nike gives Kap a cleat, and they be all over the field on Sundays!

woot!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:15:02pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:16:55pm
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Mike Lamb  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:17:30pm

re: #406 gocart mozart

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She might be doing it to “trigger the libs”, although using white supremacist imagery to do it is a pretty fucking dumb thing to do. Or she’s a white supremacist—wouldn’t be at all shocking. But you’ll have a tough time convincing me that, whatever her reasoning, it’s not 100% intentional. That is not a natural way someone holds their hand.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:18:35pm

People are not feeling Chris’s tweet.
Some of us are hyper sensitive to racism. It’s a fuckin survival strategy. So sue me and kiss my ass.

Zina can address it and Chris has a platform for it.

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wrenchwench  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:21:37pm

re: #417 Mike Lamb

She might be doing it to “trigger the libs”, although using white supremacist imagery to do it is a pretty fucking dumb thing to do. Or she’s a white supremacist—wouldn’t be at all shocking. But you’ll have a tough time convincing me that, whatever her reasoning, it’s not 100% intentional. That is not a natural way someone holds their hand.

Stupidity is pretty much a requirement for being a racist. And never in short supply.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:22:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:22:34pm

moron

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ObserverArt  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:23:55pm

re: #418 JordanRules

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People are not feeling Chris’s tweet.
Some of us are hyper sensitive to racism. It’s a fuckin survival strategy. So sue me and kiss my ass.

Zina can address it and Chris has a platform for it.

Chris is often times dense as hell. He’s probably trying to make a joke and missing in a big way. I hope he gets burned for this. I used to watch him. Lately I seemed to have found reasons not too.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:24:09pm

re: #421 Backwoods_Sleuth

“You know, a white man just can’t get an even break!”
////////////////////////

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:24:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:24:27pm

teehee

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Mike Lamb  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:24:59pm

re: #421 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Fuckface: I agree with Donald. His SCOTUS nominee is awesome!

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gocart mozart  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:25:49pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:27:10pm

I turned away. Did this really happen?

Yes, this could also be innocent. I hope one day to have more faith in the basic decency of our ruling party again.

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BeachDem  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:28:34pm

re: #415 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And I know you will be glad to know that she’s friends with one of your favorites:

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dangerman  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:28:40pm

re: #417 Mike Lamb

She might be doing it to “trigger the libs”, although using white supremacist imagery to do it is a pretty fucking dumb thing to do. Or she’s a white supremacist—wouldn’t be at all shocking. But you’ll have a tough time convincing me that, whatever her reasoning, it’s not 100% intentional. That is not a natural way someone holds their hand.

on national television
while sitting behind a guy being considered for the supreme court

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electrotek  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:29:43pm

re: #427 gocart mozart

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Pamela Geller comes to mind.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:29:52pm

re: #428 JordanRules

I’ll put it this way - this ain’t the hill I plan to die on. As Yglesias says, you don’t need to look for possibly imaginary hand signals to see the GOP alignment with white supremacists.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:30:48pm

Some good stuff in these threads.

Expect more people to be throwing up the “okkkay” now regardless of what today was supposed to mean.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:31:50pm

these people…

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jaunte  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:32:14pm

re: #428 JordanRules

J.D. Vance.
A white venture capitalist who worked for Peter Thiel is always my go-to on who might be racist.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:33:35pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:34:30pm

re: #432 Blind Frog Belly White

I’ll put it this way - this ain’t the hill I plan to die on. As Yglesias says, you don’t need to look for possibly imaginary hand signals to see the GOP alignment with white supremacists.

I’m pretty good at traversing these landmines. Some are live, some are not. I know the road. Could still get blown up.

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jaunte  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:34:57pm
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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:39:29pm

re: #436 goddamnedfrank

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Wowwwww!!!!

Won’t somebody think of the red hat rubes?!?!
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:39:47pm

re: #427 gocart mozart

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Miller is the great grandson of people who fled pogroms and still a racist dipshit. I don’t know a thing about her but her grandparents being Holocaust survivors doesn’t mean anything about her.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:40:23pm

re: #439 JordanRules

Wowwwww!!!!

Won’t somebody think of the red hat rubes?!?!
///

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:41:00pm

re: #440 HappyWarrior

Jared’s grandparents were Holocaust survivors; he lost family in the Holocaust.

It doesn’t matter in the slightest because they all work for a goddamned white nationalist who equated goddamned Nazis with the people protesting them.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:42:08pm

re: #442 lawhawk

Jared’s grandparents were Holocaust survivors; he lost family in the Holocaust.

It doesn’t matter in the slightest because they all work for a goddamned white nationalist who equated goddamned Nazis with the people protesting them.

Exactly.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:42:22pm

re: #441 Blind Frog Belly White

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Oddly poetic innit?

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:44:56pm

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:45:01pm

re: #444 JordanRules

Oddly poetic innit?

It’s of a piece with the contempt in which he’s always held Jeff Sessions for being from the South, talking like he’s from the South, and not going to an Ivy League school.

Trump has all the respect for his followers that every con man has for his marks - “Like a glutton loves his lunch.”

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electrotek  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:47:48pm

re: #107 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

We’re hoping to stretch out our old Buick for as long as we’ll have any use for it. It had what we used to call a “minor rebuild” like that after a similar incident ~30,000 miles ago. It’s at 175K now, and 200 grand is pretty common these days. We put maybe 1,000 miles a year on it, and we won’t be needing it any 25 more years, so…fingers crossed.

What year and model is the Buick?

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BeachDem  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:49:34pm

re: #441 Blind Frog Belly White

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His supporters are burning their shoes while he continues to make money off Nike.

Then there’s this:

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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:50:29pm

re: #446 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s of a piece with the contempt in which he’s always held Jeff Sessions for being from the South, talking like he’s from the South, and not going to an Ivy League school.

Trump has all the respect for his followers that every con man has for his marks - “Like a glutton loves his lunch.”

But member Trump is the champion of forgotten Merika.// He’s such a snobbish dickbag. Sessions is awful but it’s not because he’s from Alabama and got his JD there. He’s awful because he’s a racist asshole just like Ivy League WF Buckley was.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:51:19pm

re: #445 JordanRules

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hahahahahaa

Nike’s move is likely predominately motivated by a change in its strategy, which is now focused on more experimental and modern conveniences that the aging store could provide. While there are a lot of floors and square footage, the floors are set up in such a way that it would be difficult to reconfigure.

The space in the new Nike store “gives us more opportunities to play with new concepts than we have now,” Nike spokesperson Ilana Finley told Forbes.

Think of it more along the lines of the new Nike Soho store, which has places to run, play soccer, and even a near-half basketball court to shoot hoops.

Two anonymous Nike employees told Forbes that these space issues at Niketown were the biggest reason for the move, while the association with Trump’s brand was only “a factor, to some degree.”

businessinsider.com

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:52:07pm

re: #429 BeachDem

I thought it was a gang sign.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:52:18pm

re: #448 BeachDem

His supporters are burning their shoes while he continues to make money off Nike.

Then there’s this:

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Oh man it’s going to be precious when Eric explains this to him and then Trump starts attacking them for not paying protection money.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:52:56pm

re: #448 BeachDem

His supporters are burning their shoes while he continues to make money off Nike.

Then there’s this:

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must be one of those papers they moved from his desk so he couldn’t see it…

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:53:39pm

re: #452 goddamnedfrank

Oh man it’s going to be precious when Eric explains this to him and then Trump starts attacking them for not paying protection money.

That’s totally what I expect to happen!

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lizardofid  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:54:08pm

re: #451 Shropshire Slasher

I thought it was a gang sign.

You could say it is.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:55:46pm

This explains Bernie Bros / Rose twitter.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:55:51pm

re: #447 electrotek

What year and model is the Buick?

‘99 Le Sabre.

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Teddy's Person  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:57:10pm

Trump: Nike is a tenant of mine.

Me: Why does the president of the United States have a fucking tenant?

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freetoken  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:57:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:57:53pm

re: #458 Teddy’s Person

Trump: Nike is a tenant of mine.

Me: Why the president of the United States have a fucking tenant?

Seriously it’s not fucking normal.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:58:09pm

re: #354 JordanRules

Editor in Chief of ⁦@TheEconomist⁩: “Why our invitation to Steve Bannon will stand” economist.com

— Jake Tapper

I just called and cancelled my print subscription to The Economist. When asked why, I noted that I did not wish to support an organisation that supports fascism, racism, and Holocaust denial by giving a platform to Steve Bannon.

They will refund me $86. Perhaps I can use that to support Little Green Footballs and Wonkette.

When I was done on the phone (with a person who seemed to have an accent in English) I noted that working for a fascist-promoting corporation told me more about her than she would know about me.

My wife said “good for you.”

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jaunte  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:58:40pm

re: #448 BeachDem

Nike says the NYC location it long leased from Trump has closed, so I don’t know if Nike is actually still a tenant of his.

Trump doesn’t know either. He just says stuff.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:58:59pm

re: #461 Anymouse 🌹

I echo your wife and add in some clapping.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:59:32pm

re: #457 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

3.8 Liter V-6 is one of the finest engines GM ever built, silky smooth and good gas mileage (If that is the one you have in it). I had a 1989 Delta 88, loved that car.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 2:59:51pm

re: #460 HappyWarrior

Seriously it’s not fucking normal.

As we always say: “Jimmy Carter had to sell his peanut farm.”

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:00:12pm

The boycott Nike hashtag got me looking at picking a pair of these for when I go to the Y.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:00:47pm

re: #357 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

The Economist can choose to enable bigotry, but we can deprive them of our dollars and clicks.

— Jeff “We call BS” Furlington

I just did.

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jaunte  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:00:52pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:01:54pm

re: #464 Shropshire Slasher

3.8 Liter V-6 is one of the finest engines GM ever built, silky smooth and good gas mileage (If that is the one you have in it). I had a 1989 Delta 88, loved that car.

Yeah, it’s the 3.8. It really seems like a solid unit.

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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:02:37pm

re: #436 goddamnedfrank

“Nike is a tenant of mine. They pay a lot of rent.”

That quote should be in the article of impeachment for violating the emoluments clause.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:02:38pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:04:26pm

re: #471 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah, that’s the kind of support Colin needs for sure….

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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:06:06pm

re: #465 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

As we always say: “Jimmy Carter had to sell his peanut farm.”

He didn’t actually have to sell his peanut farm, it was placed in a blind trust. As a result of trustee mismanagement, when his presidency was over, it was a million dollars in debt (which, adjusted for inflation is just shy of three million dollars today).

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:07:04pm
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freetoken  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:07:31pm

7 dead, 200 injured after typhoon batters western Japan; 3,000 stranded at Kansai airport

The strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years tore across the west of the country Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring at least 200 with violent winds and heavy rainfall.

The strong gusts ripped sheeting from rooftops, overturned trucks on bridges and swept a tanker anchored in Osaka Bay into a bridge to Kansai International Airport.

The damage to the bridge left the airport cut off from the mainland, with around 3,000 people stranded inside the facility, public broadcaster NHK reported.

[…]

Been on that bridge a few times myself. It’s quite an impressive thing, but scary to think that a tanker could just cut loose and hit it.

First time I was in Osaka a typhoon came over head, but it was a weak one. First (and only) hurricane I’ve been in.

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JordanRules  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:07:34pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:08:24pm

re: #470 KGxvi

That quote should be in the article of impeachment for violating the emoluments clause.

Nike isn’t a foreign entity but it definitely goes to motive.

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KGxvi  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:09:39pm

re: #477 goddamnedfrank

Nike isn’t a foreign entity but it definitely goes to motive.

Fair. Though I suspect if we were writing a new constitution today, the emoluments clause would include publicly traded companies.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:11:36pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:47:14pm

re: #463 JordanRules

I echo your wife and add in some clapping.

I wonder how many subscribers The Economist is going to lose today in the United States?

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lawhawk  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:50:16pm

re: #475 freetoken

Holy shitsnacks!

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 4, 2018 • 3:56:35pm

re: #406 gocart mozart

Just heads up a lot of people have tried to say this sign is a way to trick libs into thinking it’s a WP sign, but…a bunch of actual racists have used it—repeatedly. So it IS 100% a legit WP sign.

— SuperKarateHonkey

This whole thing is a brain-dead argument.

The swastika was used by Native Americans and Hindus for centuries before Hitler co-opted that symbol. It is now universally associated with Nazism.


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