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can't think of a decent username  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:06:39pm

I am very much in favor of new Tom Waits songs, particularly when they’re anti-fascist anthems.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:10:08pm

So…I’ve been in Vegas since thursday night and blissfully unaware of the news but from what I gather:

Manafort Flipped.
Trump is still denying the casualties in Puerto Rico
Kavanaugh stands accused of Sexual assault.

Anything else?

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Targetpractice  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:11:02pm

re: #2 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

So…I’ve been in Vegas since thursday night and blissfully unaware of the news but from what I gather:

Manafort Flipped.
Trump is still denying the casualties in Puerto Rico
Kavanaugh stands accused of Sexual assault.

Anything else?

Francisco Franco remains dead.

/

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:12:15pm

re: #3 Targetpractice

LOL

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:13:36pm

re: #2 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

#404:

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stpaulbear  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:17:58pm

re: #2 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

So…I’ve been in Vegas since thursday night and blissfully unaware of the news but from what I gather:

Manafort Flipped.
Trump is still denying the casualties in Puerto Rico
Kavanaugh stands accused of Sexual assault.

Anything else?

The head of FEMA said that people died in Puerto Rico due to spousal abuse.

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teleskiguy  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:18:21pm
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:19:55pm

re: #6 stpaulbear

*facepalm*

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William Lewis  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:22:07pm

Oh, no. this isn’t new. This that Italian folk song that was the song of the resistance to Mussolini’s fascism.

Decatur Deb taught us about it before he needed to go away. I hope he hears this version.

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Skip Intro  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:25:10pm

re: #2 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

So…I’ve been in Vegas since thursday night and blissfully unaware of the news but from what I gather:

Manafort Flipped.
Trump is still denying the casualties in Puerto Rico
Kavanaugh stands accused of Sexual assault.

Anything else?

I’ve just been told that the Prime Minister of Canada is a Muslim. Other than that no, not much.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:26:52pm

OK, watched the first episode of the new season of American Horror Story and I’m all what the fuck did I just see.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:27:36pm

re: #11 Charles Johnson

in a good way?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:28:27pm

If Kavanaugh goes down who will Trump put up next?

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:28:53pm

re: #13 Joe Bacon 🌹

Giuliani LOL

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:29:20pm

Fake Tweet I wrote to see how well I could match Trumps style:

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Skip Intro  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:29:51pm

re: #13 Joe Bacon 🌹

If Kavanaugh goes down who will Trump put up next?

Judge Jeanine or whatever the hell her name is.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:30:05pm

re: #13 Joe Bacon 🌹

If Kavanaugh goes down who will Trump put up next?

Whoever the Heritage Foundation wants.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:30:20pm

re: #14 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Giuliani LOL

No, I see a rerun of Reagan’s Bork fiasco. That’s how Kennedy got in.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:30:39pm

re: #13 Joe Bacon 🌹

If Kavanaugh goes down who will Trump put up next?

Probably someone who never tried to rape anyone, so let’s stay positive about his being exposed.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:35:26pm

It will probably be Bartlett. Have a women replace him and argue in poor faith that the Dems are the real sexists for opposing her.

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fern01  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:36:48pm

So I got to the end of the last thread & found myself talking to me. Am I the only person who does this?

quite possibly - sigh.

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calochortus  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:38:08pm

re: #21 fern01

So I got to the end of the last thread & found myself talking to me. Am I the only person who does this?

quite possibly - sigh.

Nope. Sometimes that’s the only intelligent conversation around. ;)

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:38:52pm

This is the stupidest fucking Tweet I have seen all day:

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fern01  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:38:56pm

re: #22 calochortus

Nope. Sometimes that’s the only intelligent conversation around. ;)

Thank you :)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:41:07pm

re: #23 The Vicious Babushka

This is the stupidest fucking Tweet I have seen all day:

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Thank you for your pathetic legal analysis. There’s a reason you’re lying to people at FNC while Mueller’s been prosecuting people for years.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:44:00pm

re: #15 Eclectic Cyborg

So 4:07 am tomorrow is back on! Any other guesses?

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dangerman  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:44:55pm

re: #21 fern01

So I got to the end of the last thread & found myself talking to me. Am I the only person who does this?

quite possibly - sigh.

Happens to us all

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wheat-dogg  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:47:16pm

I have not much with gotnwes.com lately, but Charles’ news downstairs required some kind of report.

gotnwes.wheatdogg.com

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Targetpractice  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:47:30pm

I always knew that the whole “Look at how awesome he is for being this amazing coach to these girls!” was part of a charm offensive to mask something about Kavanaugh the GOP didn’t want becoming public. I honestly didn’t think “attempted rape” was ever that high on the list.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:48:23pm

re: #26 Dave In Austin

So 4:07 am tomorrow is back on! Any other guesses?

5:43 AM:
WHY IS THE FAILING WASHINGTON POST ATTACKING BRETT KAVANAUGH. BRETT IS A GOOD MAN AND JUDGE. HE WILL PROTECT OUR CONSTIUTION. NO JUDGE WAS MORE VETTED THAN BRETT. BILL CLINTON RAPED JUANITA BROEDERICK AND CRYING CHUCK SCHUMER SAID NOTHING.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:49:01pm

re: #29 Targetpractice

I always knew that the whole “Look at how awesome he is for being this amazing coach to these girls!” was part of a charm offensive to mask something about Kavanaugh the GOP didn’t want becoming public. I honestly didn’t think “attempted rape” was ever that high on the list.

I thought the guy was a jerk but just your garden variety GOP hack and then a perjuring asshole but not a creeper like this.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:50:23pm

I missed my dig in at the Professor but that’s my idea how he’ll lash out. A kiss of Kavanaugh’s ass, attack on the Dems and media, and a deflection.

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can't think of a decent username  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:51:04pm

re: #30 HappyWarrior

5:43 AM:
WHY IS THE FAILING WASHINGTON POST ATTACKING BRETT KAVANAUGH. BRETT IS A GOOD MAN AND JUDGE. HE WILL PROTECT OUR CONSTIUTION. NO JUDGE WAS MORE VETTED THAN BRETT. BILL CLINTON RAPED JUANITA BROEDERICK AND CRYING CHUCK SCHUMER SAID NOTHING.

I HAVE NOW PARDONED BART CAVANANANAUGH FOR ANYTHING HE MIGHT’VE DONE IN LIFE, EVEN THE BIT WHERE HE KILLED THOSE HOOKERS, SO NOW YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE, VOTE FOR HIM DAMMIT OR I NUKE UTAH!

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fern01  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:54:51pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

I thought the guy was a jerk but just your garden variety GOP hack and then a perjuring asshole but not a creeper like this.

Bringing in a group of young girls to illustrate what a great guy you are - that did give me something to think about. I would be taking my child out of that team.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:55:54pm

re: #34 fern01

Bringing in a group of young girls to illustrate what a great guy you are - that did give me something to think about. I would be taking my child out of that team.

I would too. I just thought that was to deflect from him from being a sexist and his vote forcing that immigrant girl to carry her pregnancy to full term.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:58:17pm
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Targetpractice  Sep 16, 2018 • 7:58:26pm

I can only imagine the very uncomfortable calls that Yertle has been making today, trying to shore up votes while praying to his Blood God that Donny keeps his yap shut long enough to get Kavanaugh confirmed. When your party’s leadership is already spittin’ nails about how their figurehead’s antics have totally eclipsed the positive news about the economy, having his controversial SCOTUS nominee become a lightning rod 2 months before the election is the stuff of nightmares.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:00:45pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:00:59pm

re: #37 Targetpractice

I can only imagine the very uncomfortable calls that Yertle has been making today, trying to shore up votes while praying to his Blood God that Donny keeps his yap shut long enough to get Kavanaugh confirmed. When your party’s leadership is already spittin’ nails about how their figurehead’s antics have totally eclipsed the positive news about the economy, having his controversial SCOTUS nominee become a lightning rod 2 months before the election is the stuff of nightmares.

You know that he so wanted to use Kavanaugh to our pressure on the blood red state Dems. A pity he’s not up himself.

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fern01  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:02:35pm

re: #35 HappyWarrior

I would too. I just thought that was to deflect from him from being a sexist and his vote forcing that immigrant girl to carry her pregnancy to full term.

You’re right - there was enough there there without what has followed. trump seems to like appointing compromised people to high positions - he would love to have this BFF on the SCOTUS. I don’t think he will give in easily.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:04:14pm
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stpaulbear  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:05:37pm

re: #38 Single-handed sailor

Canadian gov’t regulations require vessels to maintain a minimum distance of 330 feet from most whales and dolphins.

What if the whale has made other plans?

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calochortus  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:05:51pm

re: #40 fern01

You’re right - there was enough there there without what has followed. trump seems to like appointing compromised people to high positions - he would love to have this BFF on the SCOTUS. I don’t think he will give in easily.

I imagine Trump thinks it’s great to have people with a “past” so he can threaten to reveal their sins if they don’t do what he wants. Competence is not high on his list of qualifications.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:09:30pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:09:36pm

re: #40 fern01

You’re right - there was enough there there without what has followed. trump seems to like appointing compromised people to high positions - he would love to have this BFF on the SCOTUS. I don’t think he will give in easily.

I wonder what there is on Kelly.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:11:22pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:13:25pm

re: #46 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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So sexual assault victims aren’t allowed to donate to the opposite party of their attacker? Yeah great message you got there.

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calochortus  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:13:25pm

re: #44 Single-handed sailor

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Thing is, those men meeting their daughters’ dates with shotguns don’t care about any girls/women other than their own family members.
All women are fair game unless they are under the protection of a man. It’s not that they don’t believe her-they just don’t care because if she was out and about by herself she deserved whatever she got.

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William Lewis  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:15:47pm

WAY OT: I’ve now found the gun I want to go hunting with…

Shooting the Pedersoli 20 ga flintlock double shotgun

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calochortus  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:17:27pm

re: #47 HappyWarrior

So sexual assault victims aren’t allowed to donate to the opposite party of their attacker? Yeah great message you got there.

No, no, no. You don’t understand at all. 7 or 8 years ago liberals began to worry that Kavanaugh would be appointed to the Supreme Court so they sought out a woman who was so dedicated to the cause that she gave Democrats a few buck. They got her to make up a story and tell her husband and therapist so that now she could try to spike Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:18:57pm

re: #50 calochortus

No, no, no. You don’t understand at all. 7 or 8 years ago liberals began to worry that Kavanaugh would be appointed to the Supreme Court so they sought out a woman who was so dedicated to the cause that she gave Democrats a few buck. They got her to make up a story and tell her husband and therapist so that now she could try to spike Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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Makes sense. I wish to subscribe to your newsletter :).

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Cheechako  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:19:09pm

re: #46 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

True confession. Years ago I donated $1 to the George Wallace campaign. Got a pin for a souvenir collectible. Still have it someplace around here.

Guess I’m not electable.

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teleskiguy  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:21:04pm
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Ace-o-aces  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:34:31pm
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BlueSpotinAL  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:40:19pm

What are the odds that the upcoming emergency test tweet will be about how great Trump is on running things?

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teleskiguy  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:42:07pm
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De Kolta Chair  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:42:19pm

Oddly enough, it somehow happened to be my 62nd birthday today, so for what it’s worth (and it’s worth a treasure to me), here’s my favorite song of all time by my all-time favorite band.

Rain Song (Don’t let the rain get you down) - The Youngbloods

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calochortus  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:43:43pm

re: #57 De Kolta Chair

Oddly enough, it somehow happened to be my 62nd birthday today, so for what it’s worth, here’s my favorite song of all time.

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How did that happen? Hope it was happy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:44:18pm

re: #54 Ace-o-aces

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It was like that in the Bush years too Joe. Why it’s almost like the debt issue is a sham used by your fellow Republicans. It’s sad you’re fairly reasonable these days. Tammy beating you seems to have done some good.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:45:32pm

re: #56 teleskiguy

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She’s absolutely right.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:48:24pm

Don Jr. on Instagram, keeping it classy …

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Interesting Times  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:48:43pm

Well, here’s your shudder-inducing statistic of the day…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:49:35pm

re: #20 HappyWarrior

It will probably be Bartlett. Have a women replace him and argue in poor faith that the Dems are the real sexists for opposing her.

I would not be surprised to see if Trump then puts Pam Bondi up if Kavanaugh goes down.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:50:07pm

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹

Don Jr. on Instagram, keeping it classy …

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I’m really going to enjoy seeing Jr go to jail. Ugly little pig. I hope his estranged wife keeps him the hell away from their daughters if he thinks this is so funny.

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Targetpractice  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:50:42pm

“Why didn’t she come forward sooner?!”

Because dickheads like you ask that question every…single…fucking…time!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:50:52pm

re: #63 Joe Bacon 🌹

I would not be surprised to see if Trump then puts Pam Bondi up if Kavanaugh goes down.

Is she on the Heritage Foundation wishlist? I think if he goes with a woman, it will be Any Bartlett.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:51:31pm

re: #62 Interesting Times

Well, here’s your shudder-inducing statistic of the day…

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Lovely.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:51:34pm

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹

Don Jr. on Instagram, keeping it classy …

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Right wing humor is bad. Misogynistic humor is even worse.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:51:37pm

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹

Don Jr. on Instagram, keeping it classy …

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Did you expect anything else from that asshole?

How I want the whole Trump family indicted, convicted and forced to be mixed with a general jail population

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Targetpractice  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:52:46pm

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹

Don Jr. on Instagram, keeping it classy …

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Don Jr, showing America those political chops that led the press to speculate before his dad even took office that he was one day destined for the presidency.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:53:12pm

re: #68 Eclectic Cyborg

Right wing humor is bad. Misogynistic humor is even worse.

It’s really fucked up for a man with a young daughter but Jr like his dad doesn’t respect women.

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De Kolta Chair  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:53:32pm

re: #58 calochortus

How did that happen? Hope it was happy.

I blame Tywin Lannister, that shrewd mofo.

And very happy, thanks! ;-)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:54:03pm

The Trumps are such a trashy family.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:54:56pm

re: #49 William Lewis

WAY OT: I’ve now found the gun I want to go hunting with…

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I have a Pedersoli 20 gauge Howdah pistol, I upgraded it with #209 primer ignition and browned the barrels. They make really nice old school boomsticks.

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can't think of a decent username  Sep 16, 2018 • 8:58:39pm

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹

Don Jr. on Instagram, keeping it classy …

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Junior reminds me a lot of George Zimmerman. He’s got a low-class mind and a low-class sense of humor, he delights in the pain of others, he’s amazingly lucky things haven’t turned out a lot worse for him than they have, and he’ll eventually die overweight, without much money, and entirely unmourned.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:00:18pm

re: #75 can’t think of a decent username

Junior reminds me a lot of George Zimmerman. He’s got a low-class mind and a low-class sense of humor, he delights in the pain of others, he’s amazingly lucky things haven’t turned out a lot worse for him than they have, and he’ll eventually die overweight, without much money, and entirely unmourned.

He lives up to Uday. Eric actually seems to know how to shut up sometimes.

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can't think of a decent username  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:03:47pm

re: #76 HappyWarrior

He lives up to Uday. Eric actually seems to know how to shut up sometimes.

But not often enough, ‘cause Eric still says a lot of stupid shit.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:04:56pm

re: #77 can’t think of a decent username

But not often enough, ‘cause Eric still says a lot of stupid shit.

Well yeah. He’s a Trump. Barron & Tiffany are the only ones I don’t hate.

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retired cynic  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:07:55pm

re: #78 HappyWarrior

Well yeah. He’s a Trump. Barron & Tiffany are the only ones I don’t hate.

Maybe because you haven’t heard them speak?

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fern01  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:09:42pm

I am a little slow at times. The obvious reason why the GOP was so intent on investigating Benghazi! was because they could find nothing else to talk about.

When the democrats win the house and senate this election congress will have to sit 24X7 because there will be so many inquiries going on the members will have no time to do anything else.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:11:52pm

re: #79 retired cynic

Maybe because you haven’t heard them speak?

Ha. TBH. Barron is just a kid and Tiffany has been humiliated by her father in public a lot and she seems to know not to do what the older ones do. She’s probably not a nice person but she’s harmless.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:12:56pm

re: #76 HappyWarrior

He lives up to Uday. Eric actually seems to know how to shut up sometimes.

Just not when he’s whining about Woodward writing his book to make an extra 3 shekels.

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:13:06pm

re: #80 fern01

I am a little slow at times. The obvious reason why the GOP was so intent on investigating Benghazi! was because they could find nothing else to talk about.

When the democrats win the house and senate this election congress will have to sit 24X7 because there will be so many inquiries going on the members will have no time to do anything else.

Specifically, don’t expect much legislation to get written.

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:13:28pm

re: #44 Single-handed sailor

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:13:47pm

re: #82 GlutenFreeJesus

Just not when he’s whining about Woodward writing his book to make an extra 3 shekels.

That’s right. He’s still a Trump.

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De Kolta Chair  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:13:55pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

The Trumps are such a trashy family.

Trashy indeed, but only Joycean scholars know about the Trump kids’ deep interest in “Finnegans Wake.” For instance, Eric’s research into the the parable of the Ont and The Grosshooper is nonpareil, as is Ivanka’s insightful, astonishing, yet not at all surprisingly boring examination of the thousand letter thunderclap in chapter four, and best of all Junior’s essay on the cosmic correlation of pool tables, Funky Winkerbean comics, drywall. and filing cabinets is, huh, I don’t know, profoundly lame?

And speaking of nonpareils, jumping jaysus I could go for one or three right now!
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:14:07pm

re: #78 HappyWarrior

Well yeah. He’s a Trump. Barron & Tiffany are the only ones I don’t hate.

vanityfair.com

Vanity Fair noted she looks up to her sister Ivanka for advice, and Ivanka gives her advice about politics.

Tiffany looks up to her sister. “Ivanka has such a brand and a personality and consistency in her Instagram,” a friend of Tiffany’s told me. Whereas Tiffany, who recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, “is jumping into this whole process with both feet. She hasn’t polished it yet.” Not only does Ivanka give her younger sister “politics advice, boy advice, and sisterly advice,” the friend told me, but she also gives advice on things like “this is the color that looks best on camera” or, when wearing a dress, “make sure when you sit down you cross your legs.” Basically, “all the things she picked up from being famous.” Recently, Tiffany, who is known as Tiff to friends, took her Secret Service detail with her to Bloomingdale’s to pick up a lipstick Ivanka had recommended.

Tiffany Trump is also having “a rough summer” so she went off to London.

wmagazine.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:14:09pm

re: #84 Belafon

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That’s definitely Erickson.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:16:19pm

re: #87 Anymouse 🌹

vanityfair.com

Vanity Fair noted she looks up to her sister Ivanka for advice, and Ivanka gives her advice about politics.

Tiffany Trump is also having “a rough summer” so she went off to London.

wmagazine.com

I didn’t say I liked her AM but she’s not interfering in our government like her unqualified siblings and bro in law are. She looks up to her sister. Terrible role model imo but I don’t think she’s worthy of hate. To each his own tho.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:17:28pm

re: #89 HappyWarrior

I didn’t say I liked her AM but she’s not interfering in our government like her unqualified siblings and bro in law are. She looks up to her sister. Terrible role model imo but I don’t think she’s worthy of hate. To each his own tho.

I didn’t write that I hated her. I just noted what others have written about her.

I do not trust her, though.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:18:37pm

re: #90 Anymouse 🌹

I didn’t write that I hated her. I just noted what others have written about her.

I do not trust her, though.

Fair enough. I don’t either. I don’t trust anyone in that family.

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Belafon  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:20:28pm

re: #90 Anymouse 🌹

I didn’t write that I hated her. I just noted what others have written about her.

I do not trust her, though.

Think about this: She’s the one Trump smart enough to stay out of things.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:20:38pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:20:45pm
Business Insider stumbled across a tidbit hidden away in Bob Woodward’s new book about a conversation between Russian officials and Defense Secretary Mattis last year. According to Woodward, Russia told Mattis that it was considering using nuclear weapons against Baltic states. After Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Joseph Dunford changed their underwear, Woodward says they began treating Russia as a serious “existential threat.” There’s no context for why Russia said they might nuke NATO forces in the less sexy parts of Northeastern Europe, just the fact that Russia nonchalantly mentioned it was thinking about starting World War III. Thanks, Bob.

wonkette.com

(more)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:21:58pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Creepy bastard

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:22:00pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

He was convicted some time ago, he is to be sentenced. Nice picture of Don Jr. with him though.

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De Kolta Chair  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:22:07pm

re: #93 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Of course he did.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:24:48pm

And, my damn internet seems to be broken again

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HappyWarrior  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:24:59pm

They sure are great judges of character aren’t they?

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fern01  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:26:16pm

re: #83 Belafon

Specifically, don’t expect much legislation to get written.

presumably trump will refuse to sign anything - so might as well stay with inquiries

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:30:13pm
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De Kolta Chair  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:41:11pm

Adios, lizards, Here’s the delightful Maria Muldaur to waft you off to dreamland…

Maria Muldaur - Heart of Mine: Maria Muldaur Sings Love Songs of Bob Dylan (2006)

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:45:46pm

re: #62 Interesting Times

Well, here’s your shudder-inducing statistic of the day…

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And 40% of the votes to strip women of control over their own bodies.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:46:25pm

re: #63 Joe Bacon 🌹

I would not be surprised to see if Trump then puts Pam Bondi up if Kavanaugh goes down.

No, he’ll stick to the Heritage Foundation list.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:47:23pm
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TedStriker  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:51:54pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:57:36pm

Ms. Harvey apparently doesn’t understand how sex works.

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teleskiguy  Sep 16, 2018 • 9:58:56pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

If she hasn’t received good head in her whole life, well, I kind of feel sorry for her.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:03:54pm

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:06:14pm

Somebody provided an unexpected answer!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:07:23pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

Ms. Harvey apparently doesn’t understand how sex works.

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Just waiting for someone to find her Fetlife account…

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wheat-dogg  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:08:03pm

How my day has gone so far (it’s 1 pm here):

- New teacher tells me at 7:45 she got food poisoning and can’t teach her class at 8:30. This is the first day of class for the freshmen. No one can cover her class, so we have to cancel it. Poor form, but it can’t be helped.
- Other new teacher, we learn, has asked a student to help him prepare and type a quiz to be given to another section of the same course. Dude has been teaching for 20 years or more. I am flabbergasted and tell him it is not allowed. Ever. WTF?
- First teacher mentioned above is splitting up with her husband, who is Chinese. It seems she left town without telling him, and he’s a might pissed. We fear he may call the cops out on her (she’s from the UK).
- Another new teacher may have the wrong kind of visa to work for us.

I may take up drinking again.

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sagehen  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:09:06pm

re: #105 Anymouse 🌹

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Ernest Hemingway once won a bar bet by writing the saddest six-word story:

“For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:13:04pm

re: #111 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just waiting for someone to find her Fetlife account…

She’s on SPLC’s Hatewatch list.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:29:45pm

Regarding Rage Furby and GotNews, perhaps this judgment has something to do with his closing the site down.

Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED and ADJUDGED that Plaintiff Jerome Vangheluwe shall recover from Defendant Got News, LLC the total sum of $19,990, Case 2:18-cv-10542-LJM-EAS ECF No. 89-1 filed 08/31/18 PageID.1315 Page 1 of 2
2
inclusive of Plaintiff Jerome Vangheluwe’s costs and attorneys’ fees accrued
through May 16, 2018, to be paid by Defendant Got News, LLC for all causes of
actions and claims for damages set forth in Plaintiffs’ Amended Complaint as to
Defendant Got News, LLC.

courtlistener.com

And this:

Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED and ADJUDGED that Plaintiff Jerome Vangheluwe shall recover from Defendant Charles Johnson the total sum of $4,990, Case 2:18-cv-10542-LJM-EAS ECF No. 88-1 filed 08/31/18 PageID.1309 Page 1 of 2
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inclusive of Plaintiff Jerome Vangheluwe’s costs and attorneys’ fees accrued through May 16, 2018, to be paid by Defendant Charles Johnson for all causes of actions and claims for damages set forth in Plaintiffs’ Amended Complaint as to Defendant Charles Johnson.
It is further ORDERED and ADJUDGED that Plaintiff Jerome Vangheluwe shall recover from Defendant Charles Johnson post-judgment interest as a rate of 2.44% per annum.

courtlistener.com

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wheat-dogg  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:30:26pm

Have to go teach, so I can’t do much more yet with it.

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teleskiguy  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:32:42pm

re: #115 wheat-dogg

UpChuck got anti-SLAPPed.

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teleskiguy  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:34:11pm

re: #117 teleskiguy

UpChuck got anti-SLAPPed.

For more info: littlegreenfootballs.com

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teleskiguy  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:37:25pm

For all the sanctimonious far-left BernieBro shit this guy posts, this is pretty fuckin’ right on.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 16, 2018 • 10:48:45pm
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Single-handed sailor  Sep 16, 2018 • 11:28:49pm
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DodgerFan1988  Sep 16, 2018 • 11:53:00pm

The rationale of a white supremacist.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 16, 2018 • 11:59:40pm

From four years ago but still sadly relevant:

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:04:02am

Family values I guess.

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Targetpractice  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:33:21am

re: #121 Single-handed sailor

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And let’s take a sec to remember that the allegations made against Franken were never about attempted rape. The only ones that ever had a name tagged to them involved a tasteless photo, an aggressive kiss, and an allegation of copping a feel at a county fair.

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teleskiguy  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:52:25am

*beware, this is an assault on your ears*

Merry Go Bye Bye

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:54:19am

re: #125 Targetpractice

And let’s take a sec to remember that the allegations made against Franken were never about attempted rape. The only ones that ever had a name tagged to them involved a tasteless photo, an aggressive kiss, and an allegation of copping a feel at a county fair.

That does create a thorny problem.

The allegation of copping a feel is still an allegation of battery.
An aggressive kiss depends on whether the kiss was wanted (consensual) or not wanted (battery). Its aggressiveness or lack thereof does not excuse it if it was unwanted.

Putting up a “not as bad as” fallacy to defend Franken over Kavanaugh is a losing proposition, and though I can’t know for sure, would likely draw arguments of hypocrisy from women.

In the end, Franken chose to resign before his ethics hearing. We can’t know what his decision making process was, but it was good enough for him.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 17, 2018 • 1:04:07am
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 17, 2018 • 1:20:13am

WUT?

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 17, 2018 • 1:25:15am

re: #129 goddamnedfrank

WUT?

Willow weighs in:

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 17, 2018 • 1:32:25am

Apparently Burnett’s wife weighed in, sounds like an utter shitshow.

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 17, 2018 • 2:02:49am

Daily aspirin may be harmful for healthy, older adults, large study finds.

“For healthy people, 70 and older, who don’t have a reason to be on aspirin, such as a previous heart attack or stroke, there was no discernible benefit,” Murray told NBC News.

The trial followed 19,114 seniors — 2,411 from the U.S. and 16,703 Australians — for an average of 4.7 years. The minimum age for Caucasian participants was 70 and 65 for African-American and Hispanic volunteers, due to their higher risk of dementia and cardiovascular disease.

Now I currently have none of those risks, but my doctor highly recommended going on a daily aspirin dose at my young age for the many benefits, that typically don’t occur until after five years of habitual use.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 17, 2018 • 2:21:40am

re: #131 goddamnedfrank

Apparently Burnett’s wife weighed in, sounds like an utter shitshow.

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I had no earthly notion who Mark Burnett was—is he famous for being married to Roma Downey? Anyway, I’ll take Patton Oswalt’s (and Alyson Hannigan’s) word on what went down….

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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 17, 2018 • 2:27:24am

Sucks to get old.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 17, 2018 • 2:30:13am

re: #133 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I had no earthly notion who Mark Burnett was—is he famous for being married to Roma Downey? Anyway, I’ll take Patton Oswalt’s (and Alyson Hannigan’s) word on what went down….

He is famous for producing The Apprentice. He is alleged to have outtake video which would be damaging to Mr. Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹  Sep 17, 2018 • 2:31:12am

re: #134 Shropshire Slasher

Sucks to get old.

The alternative is dying young.

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Targetpractice  Sep 17, 2018 • 3:03:45am

re: #136 Anymouse 🌹

The alternative is dying young.

Hope I die before I get old.

//

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Dave In Austin  Sep 17, 2018 • 3:16:48am

1st Tweet

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wheat-dogg  Sep 17, 2018 • 3:48:22am

re: #137 Targetpractice

Hope I die before I get old.

//

“Old” is your age + 10 years (or more). So you got plenty of time.//

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 4:23:49am

re: #138 Dave In Austin

1st Tweet

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I think it’s really pathetic how he live tweets praise of him. He is so fucking needy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 4:24:29am

re: #124 Anymouse 🌹

Family values I guess.

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Too bad no one struck him in his dong.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 17, 2018 • 4:50:48am

re: #135 Anymouse 🌹

He is famous for producing The Apprentice. He is alleged to have outtake video which would be damaging to Mr. Trump.

Also Survivor, which started the modern reality show genre.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 17, 2018 • 5:08:45am

Sapsucker Woods bird cam this morning.

Pileated Woodpecker
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wheat-dogg  Sep 17, 2018 • 5:12:56am

But even the Russians don’t want him.

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Teukka  Sep 17, 2018 • 5:24:14am

Plot twist in the NM solar observatory saga?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 17, 2018 • 5:34:13am

re: #145 Teukka

Plot twist in the NM solar observatory saga?

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The Lizard People have come for their pal Alex Jones…

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Alephnaught  Sep 17, 2018 • 5:54:51am

re: #145 Teukka

Plot twist in the NM solar observatory saga?

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 5:57:03am

Lauren Duca

@laurenduca
It seems to me that when Brett Kavanaugh attempted to deny a 17-year-old immigrant an abortion, he believed that the decisions you make as a minor ought to have lifelong consequences. Let’s treat him the same way.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:15:41am

re: #23 The Vicious Babushka

This is the stupidest fucking Tweet I have seen all day:

The Lock Her Up press thinks some crimes and some criminals should be ignored.

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jeffreyw  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:16:35am

Imgur


Good morning!

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:18:26am
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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:20:48am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area.

The flooding in the Southeast continues to reach epic proportions and the death toll continues climbing due to Florence. Rescue teams have their hands full, particularly now that the city of Wilmington is cut off from the rest of the nation due to flooding. The only way to get in/out is by airlift, which means that the city of 130,000 must get resupplied by air.

It’s going to get rough all across the Southeast, and that’s notwithstanding Trump’s choices to take money from FEMA to fund his indefinite detention of families seeking asylum.

Meanwhile, Kavanaugh’s nomination took a huge hit over the weekend as the women he allegedly sexually assaulted came forward publicly. Now the GOP is scrambling to do what it can to not only smear the woman, but keep the confirmation rubber stamp on track. They’ll do what they can, but if they are forced to hold public hearings, this will quickly go south for Trump and Kavanaugh.

Trump knows how to pick ‘em. He’s backed sex predators, accused child molesters, and is a self-admitted sex predator himself. This is who he is and what he represents. It’s no accident.

It’s also no accident that Junior is just as awful as his idiot dad.

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:24:57am

I’m not the first person nor the last to note that most states will treat someone age 17 as an adult if they commit a crime such as rape or sexual assault.

The odds that they’ll do so increase exponentially if they’re a minority.

Kavanaugh is accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Who he was at age 17 is relevant, not just because of what he did, but because he’s lied about it and impugns his own character and judgment ever since.

He’s gone on to get a lifetime appointment to the judiciary while the woman he sexually assaulted had to live with the consequences and emotional toll. Being held to account for his actions now is the least that can be done. If it means his nomination is ended (withdrawn, voted down, etc.) so much the better. If he’s forced to resign from the judiciary, even better than that.

He’s spent his career rolling back rights of minorities and aiming squarely at overturning Roe, Griswold, and women’s rights. His is the work of a misogynist.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:28:44am

re: #151 I Would Prefer Not To

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Maybe because he’s never been held accountable for it asshole. He doesn’t deserve to be on SCOTUS. Don’t people like you have kids? If Ford were your daughter, you’d want to castrate the boy who did that.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:31:15am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:32:54am

LH is right. Kavanaugh’s accuser has lived with this the past 35 years. He? He wouldn’t even remember her probably. He’s been part of the team that went after Clinton, a key adviser to President Bush, a federal judge, & now unless Senate Republicans put people first, he’ll get a lifetime SCOTUS appointment. He hasn’t been punished let alone apologized to Ford. As LH he’s lived a life of sexism through his policy work and judicial decisions. Oh and Jr is a special little asshole for his RT.

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makeitstop  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:34:50am

Looks like Professor Ford is ready to call Lindsey Graham’s bluff

Debra Katz, lawyer for professor Christine Blasey Ford, says that Ford is willing to publicly testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were both in high school.

Katz added to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that while Ford is fully willing to share her story publicly, no lawmakers have contacted her asking her to do so.

According to a Sunday Bloomberg report, the White House is eager to avoid a public hearing with Ford, worrying that it could foster sympathy for the alleged victim.

I suspect Graham will walk back his ‘suggestion’ right quick.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:34:58am

re: #155 Sufficient unto the day…

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Who is Gregg Jarrett and why do I think he was being a ski bully when Mueller was pursuing the Gambinos and Lockerbie killers? This is so fundamentally stupid and dangerous to spread blatant falsehoods like this.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:36:12am

re: #157 makeitstop

Looks like Professor Ford is ready to call Lindsey Graham’s bluff

I suspect Graham will walk back his ‘suggestion’ right quick.

The more I see, the more I believe her 100%. This woman is very brave.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:37:51am

re: #99 HappyWarrior

They sure are great judges of character aren’t they?

Only the best people (that will give them money).

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:42:55am

re: #127 Anymouse 🌹

That does create a thorny problem.

The allegation of copping a feel is still an allegation of battery.
An aggressive kiss depends on whether the kiss was wanted (consensual) or not wanted (battery). Its aggressiveness or lack thereof does not excuse it if it was unwanted.

Putting up a “not as bad as” fallacy to defend Franken over Kavanaugh is a losing proposition, and though I can’t know for sure, would likely draw arguments of hypocrisy from women.

In the end, Franken chose to resign before his ethics hearing. We can’t know what his decision making process was, but it was good enough for him.

There are degrees wrt laws and in life
What Franken was accused of isn’t as bad as kavanaugh
We all know it
Whether it may be gross to say it or not

A different magnitude of “force”
No one held against their will
No one feared for their life

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:44:36am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:45:58am

The whole argument he was just a kid really loses me when Kavanaugh wasn’t punished at all when this happened nor did his career suffer. I don’t know if you can disbar him over it but you sure as shit don’t reward him with a lifelong appointment to Scotus.

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:48:01am

re: #157 makeitstop

Looks like Professor Ford is ready to call Lindsey Graham’s bluff

I suspect Graham will walk back his ‘suggestion’ right quick.

Can you imagine how bad the GOP will botch her testifying?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:48:37am

I see Ezra basically said what I did but with better prose.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:48:47am

re: #158 HappyWarrior

He’s one of the Fox hat racks.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:51:41am

re: #166 Sufficient unto the day…

He’s one of the Fox hat racks.

Heh yeah I’m sure. I was more poking fun at the fact that Mueller who charged Cohen knows more about law than anyone at that network.

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makeitstop  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:52:56am

re: #164 Belafon

Can you imagine how bad the GOP will botch her testifying?

They’ll have to thread one hell of a needle, trying to appear concerned and sympathetic as they trash her reputation.

I don’t think they can do it. And neither do they, since the White House appears to be against bringing her in.

They’ll probably just keep sniping at her via social media and Fox News.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:53:37am

re: #163 HappyWarrior

The whole argument he was just a kid really loses me when Kavanaugh wasn’t punished at all when this happened nor did his career suffer. I don’t know if you can disbar him over it but you sure as shit don’t reward him with a lifelong appointment to Scotus.

We’re getting into ” it’s not a crime if you get away with it”

Never get caught
Outrun the statute of limitations

At the low end, speeding, fudging taxes, pirating music, etc
At the high end: Mueller. They all thought they were getting away with all those shenanigans going back years….

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:54:15am

re: #165 HappyWarrior

I see Ezra basically said what I did but with better prose.

You’ve done that to me more than a few times

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Jay C  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:58:20am

re: #168 makeitstop

They’ll have to thread one hell of a needle, trying to appear concerned and sympathetic as they trash her reputation.

I don’t think they can do it. And neither do they, since the White House appears to be against bringing her in.

They’ll probably just keep sniping at her via social media and Fox News.

So do you (we?) think that will be enough to change enough Senators’ positions to vote Kavanaugh down, in the end?

(I was wrong in yesterday’s comment: apparently the SJC has yet to report Kavanaugh’s nomination out to the full Senate)

I would like to think that Prof. Ford’s revelations would (finally!) provide adequate cover for those “wavering” Republicans still trying to cover their asses, but then I think “Republicans“…..

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 17, 2018 • 6:59:58am

HERE IS YOUR STUPIDEST WINGNUT MEME OF THE DAY==>

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:02:29am

BTW, on this date in 1931, RCA demonstrated the LP.

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makeitstop  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:06:40am

re: #171 Jay C

So do you (we?) think that will be enough to change enough Senators’ positions to vote Kavanaugh down, in the end?

(I was wrong in yesterday’s comment: apparently the SJC has yet to report Kavanaugh’s nomination out to the full Senate)

I would like to think that Prof. Ford’s revelations would (finally!) provide adequate cover for those “wavering” Republicans still trying to cover their asses, but then I think “Republicans“…..

TPM has a story up in which Feinstein says there’s more about Kavanaugh that people don’t know.

If another damaging story drops today or tomorrow, he could well be done. But I’ll say it again - I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if McConnell tries to bull the nomination through anyway.

Kavanaugh is all about protecting Trump. And you know that Trump wants him in that chair at all costs. But if another story comes out, the calls to delay the vote will get louder.

DiFi should just dump what she has, I say.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:07:05am

re: #164 Belafon

Can you imagine how bad the GOP will botch her testifying?

There isn’t one Republican woman on the judiciary committee; those old men could go a long way toward enraging female voters just before the mid-terms.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:11:02am

re: #171 Jay C

So do you (we?) think that will be enough to change enough Senators’ positions to vote Kavanaugh down, in the end?

(I was wrong in yesterday’s comment: apparently the SJC has yet to report Kavanaugh’s nomination out to the full Senate)

I would like to think that Prof. Ford’s revelations would (finally!) provide adequate cover for those “wavering” Republicans still trying to cover their asses, but then I think “Republicans“…..

In one day, I think Kavanaugh went from better than 99% certain to be confirmed with as many as 55 votes to being even money to have to withdraw, with more like 51-50 votes to confirm. The Red state Democrats now have cover to vote no.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:14:40am

re: #172 The Vicious Babushka

HERE IS YOUR STUPIDEST WINGNUT MEME OF THE DAY==>

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Lots of fail there.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:15:36am

re: #170 dangerman

You’ve done that to me more than a few times

And you the same for me. What goes ‘round comes ‘round.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:17:05am

re: #176 Big Beautiful Door

In one day, I think Kavanaugh went from better than 99% certain to be confirmed with as many as 55 votes to being even money to have to withdraw, with more like 51-50 votes to confirm. The Red state Democrats now have cover to vote no.

Something that McConnell and the NRSC thought would never happen here. In fact, this will put many Republican senators on the defensive.

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MsJ  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:26:19am

re: #98 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

And, my damn internet seems to be broken again

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One person at RedState wrote an article…and the entire comment section (that I read) was like FUCK THAT! The misinformation (he answered all 1200 questions in writing, thousands of his documents have been released, blah blah blah) and IT’S DEMORATS DOING THIS is what is all across right wing world.

One person - a woman - wrote a blog post. No one agreed.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:28:46am

re: #180 MsJ

One person at RedState wrote an article…and the entire comment section (that I read) was like FUCK THAT! The misinformation (he answered all 1200 questions in writing, thousands of his documents have been released, blah blah blah) and IT’S DEMORATS DOING THIS is what is all across right wing world.

One person - a woman - wrote a blog post. No one agreed.

Right wingers never think about life as anything other than a heterosexual right wing conservative Christian male with no disabilities. Empathy to me has always been what separates us from the conservatives. Empathy also helps in my family research stuff too lol.

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:29:19am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:34:36am

re: #182 lawhawk

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lol

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:35:32am

he is toast

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:36:17am
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Interesting Times  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:36:22am

re: #182 lawhawk

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Then again, last we heard, the White House only planned to double down and attack his victim. So this could be a “let’s get our lying points” straight session?

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wheat-dogg  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:38:18am

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

Someone decided to watch the watchman.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:39:36am

re: #187 wheat-dogg

Someone decided to watch the watchman.

and the wind began to howl…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:39:49am

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

he is toast

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What integrity?

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:40:10am

re: #174 makeitstop

Why is Senator Feinstein holding anything back? This is the time to get it all out there.

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:40:49am

Trump’s gone and tweeted endlessly this morning. And they’re getting dumber by the moment.

There was enough evidence to start an investigation. There was enough to require a special prosecutor because of Trump’s actions. And ever since Mueller began investigation, all he’s done is find criminality across everyone in Trumpworld’s upper echelon.

The campaign criminal syndicate Trump put together covers pretty much everyone:

Campaign manager Manafort (convicted on multiple felonies, cut plea deal)
Campaign manager Gates - plea deal
FP adviser Papadopoulos - plea deal
FP adviser, transition co-chair, and NSA Flynn - plea deal
Pinedo - plea deal
lawyer Alex van der Zwaan - plea deal
personal attorney Michael Cohen - plea deal

Konstantin Kilimnik - indicted (pal of Manafort)
13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies - indicted for helping Trump (Russian troll farm).
12 Russian GRU officers - indicted for hacking DNC

The more we look, the more criminality we find, which is why Trump’s so busy trying to claim that Hillary did it first and worse, and not to focus on all the crimes he and his cronies committed, but look at Hillary instead.

Sorry, that’s not how any of this works. You fired Comey all to block investigation into your corrupt and criminal enterprise, and now investigators keep finding criminality. They don’t stop because you make baseless allegations that Hillary should be investigated.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:40:57am

re: #183 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol

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God, you’re pathetic. You really think what some hack at FNC who is paid to kiss your ass is going to get Mueller removed. You’re toast. But hey at least you’ll finally get to spend quality time with your sons……………….in jail. Maybe you’ll even have a catch.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:41:29am

re: #191 lawhawk

Trump’s gone and tweeted endlessly this morning. And they’re getting dumber by the moment.

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There was enough evidence to start an investigation. There was enough to require a special prosecutor because of Trump’s actions. And ever since Mueller began investigation, all he’s done is find criminality across everyone in Trumpworld’s upper echelon.

The campaign criminal syndicate Trump put together covers pretty much everyone:

Campaign manager Manafort (convicted on multiple felonies, cut plea deal)
Campaign manager Gates - plea deal
FP adviser Papadopoulos - plea deal
FP adviser, transition co-chair, and NSA Flynn - plea deal
Pinedo - plea deal
lawyer Alex van der Zwaan - plea deal
personal attorney Michael Cohen - plea deal

Konstantin Kilimnik - indicted (pal of Manafort)
13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies - indicted for helping Trump (Russian troll farm).
12 Russian GRU officers - indicted for hacking DNC

The more we look, the more criminality we find, which is why Trump’s so busy trying to claim that Hillary did it first and worse, and not to focus on all the crimes he and his cronies committed, but look at Hillary instead.

Sorry, that’s not how any of this works. You fired Comey all to block investigation into your corrupt and criminal enterprise, and now investigators keep finding criminality. They don’t stop because you make baseless allegations that Hillary should be investigated.

He really thinks just repeating some FNC hack makes him innocent. It’s pathetic.

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:42:22am

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

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b.d.(true to form)  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:44:00am

re: #194 lawhawk

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Remember when Assange was going to be kicked out of the embassy at any second?

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Jay C  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:46:40am

re: #186 Interesting Times

Then again, last we heard, the White House only planned to double down and attack his victim. So this could be a “let’s get our lying points” straight session?

Probably.
I mean, Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nom may very well be toast (womp womp: it’s not like he’s going to be out on the street unemployed), but I’m guessing the Trump WH is likely to be going full-bore ahead on:
A) Supporting Brett K. to the max, and
B) Smearing Christine Ford - also to the max
Of course, a real President would stop to think for a moment how a blown SC nomination might impact their reputation, and affect their political influence and/or credibility, but since we don’t have one…..

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:46:43am

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Who is Gregg Jarrett and why do I think he was being a ski bully when Mueller was pursuing the Gambinos and Lockerbie killers? This is so fundamentally stupid and dangerous to spread blatant falsehoods like this.

He has a book on the NYT bestseller list about the Clinton collusion with Russia.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:47:36am

moron is flailing

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MsJ  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:48:54am

re: #196 Jay C

Probably.
I mean, Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nom may very well be toast (womp womp: it’s not like he’s going to be out on the street unemployed), but I’m guessing the Trump WH is likely to be going full-bore ahead on:
A) Supporting Brett K. to the max, and
B) Smearing Christine Ford - also to the max
Of course, a real President would stop to think for a moment how a blown SC nomination might impact their reputation, and affect their political influence and/or credibility, but since we don’t have one…..

There is no way he is toast. Trump will die on the Protect A Male Predator hill every damn day.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:49:01am

re: #194 lawhawk

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I hate to pat myself on the back but he never felt right to me. Yes, I think there were things that deserved enclosing but he’s always been an asshole with an agenda.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:49:19am

re: #197 Barefoot Grin

He has a book on the NYT bestseller list about the Clinton collusion with Russia.

Good grief.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:51:05am

re: #196 Jay C

Probably.
I mean, Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nom may very well be toast (womp womp: it’s not like he’s going to be out on the street unemployed), but I’m guessing the Trump WH is likely to be going full-bore ahead on:
A) Supporting Brett K. to the max, and
B) Smearing Christine Ford - also to the max
Of course, a real President would stop to think for a moment how a blown SC nomination might impact their reputation, and affect their political influence and/or credibility, but since we don’t have one…..

Well hopefully we can keep the pressure on. Blocking Bork eventually did get us Kennedy oddly enough. And Kennedy while far from my favorite SCOTUS member did protect choice, the rights of gay couples, and was good on other issues that Bork never would have been. I don’t know too much about the philosophy of Doug Ginsburg, the flop in between Bork and Kennedy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:54:26am
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:56:25am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

Amen Bishop!! It feels as if Kavanaugh is done and the fork is about to be stuck in him. We dodged a bullet with that one.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 7:57:21am

re: #203 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:02:07am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:02:26am

re: #206 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So much for that strategy guys.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:03:56am

re: #153 lawhawk

…He’s spent his career rolling back rights of minorities and aiming squarely at overturning Roe, Griswold, and women’s rights. His is the work of a misogynist.

He should be blocked because of this, his apparent perjury before the committee and during his previous confirmation hearings, his handling of disability rights, his heartless treatment of Fred Guttenberg, the GOP refusal to allow the committee to review his record as authorized by the National Archives instead of a few documents selected by a friend of his, his deference to Presidential authority for Republican Presidents, his handling of the Clinton impeachment, the bizarre matter of the $200,000 debt etc.

The allegations about his behavior when 17 years old are appalling and should be examined by the committee, but unless there are additional charges, that alone probably shouldn’t derail his confirmation. It’s the rest of his record that should have stopped him before this.

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:05:37am

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:06:07am

Manufacturing delusions.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:06:13am

re: #208 Hecuba’s daughter

He should be blocked because of this, his apparent perjury before the committee and during his previous confirmation hearings, his handling of disability rights, his heartless treatment of Fred Guttenberg, the GOP refusal to allow the committee to review his record as authorized by the National Archives instead of a few documents selected by a friend of his, his deference to Presidential authority for Republican Presidents, his handling of the Clinton impeachment, the bizarre matter of the $200,000 debt etc.

The allegations about his behavior when 17 years old are appalling and should be examined by the committee, but unless there are additional charges, that alone probably shouldn’t derail his confirmation. It’s the rest of his record that should have stopped him before this.

I don’t think LH disagrees but I do think it should be the cherry on top on why not to give this asshole a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Maybe we shouldn’t be punished for what happened when we were 17 but it shouldn’t be ignored either.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:06:39am

re: #209 lawhawk

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LH, you’re probably more familiar with RICO than I am. You think they could use RICO to get them?

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:07:24am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:07:40am

re: #210 jaunte

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Manufacturing delusions.

I don’t want more steel mills asshole. I want a 21st century economy rather than your fantasies of the Gilded Age and I want your fat ass to spend one week in a mine or steel mill like the men in my family spent their careers in, shortening their lives so fat assholes like you could get more rich.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:09:10am

Trump probably feels strong just saying the word “steel.”

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:09:16am
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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:10:02am

re: #212 HappyWarrior

LH, you’re probably more familiar with RICO than I am. You think they could use RICO to get them?

What is this “them” you’re referring to?

Mueller’s likely to have more than just RICO against key members of Trumpworld. RICO might be low hanging fruit given what we know publicly.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:10:38am

re: #217 lawhawk

What is this “them” you’re referring to?

Mueller’s likely to have more than just RICO against key members of Trumpworld. RICO might be low hanging fruit given what we know publicly.

Trump and his inner circle: The boys, Javanka, etc. Gotcha though.

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steve_davis  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:14:18am

re: #18 Joe Bacon 🌹

No, I see a rerun of Reagan’s Bork fiasco. That’s how Kennedy got in.

if kavanaugh doesn’t make it, republicans need to pray like hell that Democrats don’t gain a majority in the senate. If they do, they will control who Trump puts forward, and trump is amoral enough to where he isn’t going to care who that is, as long as he gets credit for the nomination.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:18:15am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:20:06am

re: #158 HappyWarrior

Who is Gregg Jarrett and why do I think he was being a ski bully when Mueller was pursuing the Gambinos and Lockerbie killers? This is so fundamentally stupid and dangerous to spread blatant falsehoods like this.

He’s a Fox “News” personality so that’s his job.

He used to be with MSNBC IIRC where he wasn’t a lunatic.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:20:37am

re: #219 steve_davis

if kavanaugh doesn’t make it, republicans need to pray like hell that Democrats don’t gain a majority in the senate. If they do, they will control who Trump puts forward, and trump is amoral enough to where he isn’t going to care who that is, as long as he gets credit for the nomination.

My only fear is that a rejection of Kavanaugh will ignite GOP voters so that they can get their repeal of Roe. Of course, maybe leftist Dem voters will finally understand the importance of the SC and be encouraged to vote too, instead of complaining that moderate office-seekers must be punished because they are tools of the establishment.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:20:38am

I wonder if that idiot Brian Kemp in Georgia who had that stupid ad with him threatening a “suitor” of his teenage daughter with a gun thinks of Kavanaugh. Or are stupid threats like those only done by Republican men for young men who want to have a consenting relationships with their daughters?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:23:35am

re: #222 Hecuba’s daughter

My only fear is that a rejection of Kavanaugh will ignite GOP voters so that they can get their repeal of Roe. Of course, maybe leftist Dem voters will finally understand the importance of the SC and be encouraged to vote too, instead of complaining that moderate office-seekers must be punished because they are tools of the establishment.

Can’t worry about that. Focus on stopping him and frankly there are a lot more of us who stand by protecting Roe than want to overturn it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:24:17am

re: #223 HappyWarrior

I wonder if that idiot Brian Kemp in Georgia who had that stupid ad with him threatening a “suitor” of his teenage daughter with a gun thinks of Kavanaugh. Or are stupid threats like those only done by Republican men for young Democratic men who want to have a consenting relationships with their daughters?

FTFY

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:26:36am

re: #224 HappyWarrior

Can’t worry about that. Focus on stopping him and frankly there are a lot more of us who stand by protecting Roe than want to overturn it.

Yes there are more of us — but the more of us often don’t vote (or can’t vote, courtesy of GOP disenfranchisement or voter ids).

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BigPapa  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:26:52am

So much going on it’s easy to forget about Cohen.

According to Vanity Fair’s Emily Jane Fox, it’s now “common knowledge” among those in Cohen’s inner circle that he’s talking to Mueller’s team. It’s not yet known what Cohen is discussing with Mueller or what he might share as part of a cooperation agreement, but as Trump’s longtime attorney and fixer, he certainly has plenty to talk about.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:28:07am

re: #225 Hecuba’s daughter

FTFY

Well I was talking about teenagers. Kemp’s stupid ad was aimed at any young man courting his daughter. Republican ads are just bizarre.

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BigPapa  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:28:37am

I don’t think we’ll get another indictment until all the cooperatives currently in the barrel are locked up. Then, Round 2. I’m calling Stone then Fredo then Kush.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:29:04am

re: #226 Hecuba’s daughter

Yes there are more of us — but the more of us often don’t vote (or can’t vote, courtesy of GOP disenfranchisement or voter ids).

I know but try to say optimistic. I think we’ve got this prick and the right on the defensive here. Republican senators and senate candidates are going to being to have to ask why they still support Kavanaugh rather than red state Dems being asked why they oppose him.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:30:01am

re: #229 BigPapa

I don’t think we’ll get another indictment until all the cooperatives currently in the barrel are locked up. Then, Round 2. I’m calling Stone then Fredo then Kush.

You think Fredo comes before Stone? I agree with Fredo being the one that flips Jared. But I don’t know about where Stone will fit in.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:33:12am

re: #198 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is flailing

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Yes, a conspiracy was caught…Trump’s conspiracy to obstruct justice. This moron doesn’t realize what these tweets actually show…namely that the investigators (rightly) understood that Trump was moving to quash a legitimate investigation and that they needed to move quickly to avoid that from happening.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:33:24am

re: #230 HappyWarrior

I know but try to say optimistic. I think we’ve got this prick and the right on the defensive here. Republican senators and senate candidates are going to being to have to ask why they still support Kavanaugh rather than red state Dems being asked why they oppose him.

I’m a glass half-empty type of gal, especially after Nov 8, 2016.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:34:20am

re: #233 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m a glass half-empty type of gal, especially after Nov 8, 2016.

I hear ya but being on the ground in a battleground state/district has made me a little more optimistic.

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Jay C  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:34:47am

re: #220 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So who, exactly is going to be the target audience for this new round of “deny-and-smear” “strategy”?
The general public? Outside of diehard wingnuts, Trump has shot his credibility with a vast swathe of the populace (and pumps a few more rounds into it every day: “steel mills”? SRSLY?): Brett Kavanaugh already has the worst favorability ratings of any SCOTUS nominee in recent history, which is remarkable since most of the public rarely even knows or cares who the High Court nominees even are.
Senators? The GOP stalwarts are going to vote for him come hell or high water, the Dems (I think) are finally realizing there’s not much of a downside to opposition: are those few fence-sitters who might make the difference (looking at you, Sen. Collins) really going to be seriously influenced by more frothing tweets from the Moron-in-Chief?
FWIW, I agree with the comment upthread (sorry, can’t find): before this, Kavanaugh’s conformation was probably a lock: now it’s a 50-50 thing. Progress, anyway….

Found it: credit BBD @ #176

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Sir John Barron  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:35:57am

re: #232 Mike Lamb

Yes, a conspiracy was caught…Trump’s conspiracy to obstruct justice. This moron doesn’t realize what these tweets actually show…namely that the investigators (rightly) understood that Trump was moving to quash a legitimate investigation and that they needed to move quickly to avoid that from happening.

IF ID KNOW SESSIONS WOULD RECUSE I NEVER WOULD HAVE APPOINTED HIM AG!!!

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:38:34am

re: #233 Hecuba’s daughter

I’m a glass half-empty type of gal, especially after Nov 8, 2016.

Kavanaugh getting through could also excite the base. “Democrats are going to impeach Kavanaugh as soon as they are elected! Democrats are going to pass laws to make abortion mandatory!”

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makeitstop  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:44:23am

So, Brit Hume’s daughter was tweeting with Kavanaugh’s co-defendant Judge about Ford…back in June.

The more you look at this list of ‘supporters,’ the worse it smells.

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:45:20am

Disaster coverage has plenty of subtext going on here. Trying to claim that ongoing relief efforts are going well, but indicating that they’re going smoothly here because of competent local leaders is a dig at what happened in Puerto Rico.

Let’s just ignore the context of watching your entire island lose power and all basic resources damaged or destroyed due to historic storm damage. Trump refused to mobilize all necessary and needed assets. Then took credit for tossing rolls of paper towels to a crowd.

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:46:41am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:46:57am

re: #237 Belafon

Kavanaugh getting through could also excite the base. “Democrats are going to impeach Kavanaugh as soon as they are elected! Democrats are going to pass laws to make abortion mandatory!”

I think we can’t worry about what they’re going to and just focus on our own narrative: And I’d go with this. Judge Kavanaugh from the very start has been a troubling nominee. He showed a lack of character by refusing to shake Mr. Guttenberg’s hand at his hearing. He further perjured himself and demonstrated a lack of transparency about his role in the Bush WH. Judge Kavanaugh has also been accused of sexually assaulting a former classmate. A person with his low moral character and record of partisanship should not be rewarded with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court where he will decide the meaning of laws that he himself has shown little regard for.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:49:50am

re: #239 lawhawk

Disaster coverage has plenty of subtext going on here. Trying to claim that ongoing relief efforts are going well, but indicating that they’re going smoothly here because of competent local leaders is a dig at what happened in Puerto Rico.

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Let’s just ignore the context of watching your entire island lose power and all basic resources damaged or destroyed due to historic storm damage. Trump refused to mobilize all necessary and needed assets. Then took credit for tossing rolls of paper towels to a crowd.

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:52:40am

re: #241 HappyWarrior

I think we can’t worry about what they’re going to and just focus on our own narrative: And I’d go with this. Judge Kavanaugh from the very start has been a troubling nominee. He showed a lack of character by refusing to shake Mr. Guttenberg’s hand at his hearing. He further perjured himself and demonstrated a lack of transparency about his role in the Bush WH. Judge Kavanaugh has also been accused of sexually assaulting a former classmate. A person with his low moral character and record of partisanship should not be rewarded with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court where he will decide the meaning of laws that he himself has shown little regard for.

It’s the same thing as worrying about Pence if Trump is impeached. Fix each problem.

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:53:35am

re: #242 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:53:42am

re: #243 Belafon

It’s the same thing as worrying about Pence if Trump is impeached. Fix each problem.

Yes.

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:54:36am

re: #240 lawhawk

I went to go look up who Beth Wilkinson was. Her husband is David Gregory.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:54:52am

re: #239 lawhawk

Disaster coverage has plenty of subtext going on here. Trying to claim that ongoing relief efforts are going well, but indicating that they’re going smoothly here because of competent local leaders is a dig at what happened in Puerto Rico.

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Let’s just ignore the context of watching your entire island lose power and all basic resources damaged or destroyed due to historic storm damage. Trump refused to mobilize all necessary and needed assets. Then took credit for tossing rolls of paper towels to a crowd.

maria was a bigger storm
she did more damage
and more severe damage

to be perfectly crude, puerto rico needed much *more* and way more technical and infrastructure related help than the carolinas

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:56:49am

re: #219 steve_davis

if kavanaugh doesn’t make it, republicans need to pray like hell that Democrats don’t gain a majority in the senate. If they do, they will control who Trump puts forward, and trump is amoral enough to where he isn’t going to care who that is, as long as he gets credit for the nomination.

That works for me!!

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Sir John Barron  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:56:57am

re: #239 lawhawk

Disaster coverage has plenty of subtext going on here. Trying to claim that ongoing relief efforts are going well, but indicating that they’re going smoothly here because of competent local leaders is a dig at what happened in Puerto Rico.

Let’s just ignore the context of watching your entire island lose power and all basic resources damaged or destroyed due to historic storm damage. Trump refused to mobilize all necessary and needed assets. Then took credit for tossing rolls of paper towels to a crowd.

Nothing is ever the Dumpster’s fault.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:57:49am

Oh noes. In hidden tags because triggering.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:58:28am

re: #244 lawhawk

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 8:58:56am

re: #250 The Vicious Babushka

Oh noes. In hidden tags because triggering.

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They should say “Ants are better than humans at cooperating during disasters in order to survive.”

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ObserverArt  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:00:05am

re: #157 makeitstop

Looks like Professor Ford is ready to call Lindsey Graham’s bluff

I suspect Graham will walk back his ‘suggestion’ right quick.

No one has blackened their soul faster than Lindsey Graham has in one year’s time.

He’s gone from bearable to complete scum and looks like there may be no bottom to his fall.

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William Lewis  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:00:12am

re: #250 The Vicious Babushka

Oh noes. In hidden tags because triggering.

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And people wonder why home flame throwers are needed… ///////// ;)

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:06:55am

re: #250 The Vicious Babushka

It’s the only way to be sure.
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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:08:51am
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TedStriker  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:09:19am

re: #250 The Vicious Babushka

Oh noes. In hidden tags because triggering.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:10:08am

re: #256 lawhawk

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She expected Franken to resign immediately.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:11:03am

re: #257 lawhawk

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Get well Rep. Dingell, his commentary is a lot of fun. He’s your grandpa on Twitter unlike other Grandpa Twitter who is always raging or congratulating himself.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:13:01am

I fucking hate the MAGA cult. I follow Senator Kaine on FB and he posts a thoughtful post about Prof Ford’s charge and the first comment is some right wing asshole saying “Fake news.” Yeah that’s why she talked about in 2012 before Kavanaugh was even picked for SCOTUS.” Shit the MAGAtards don’t even know Kavanaugh, they just know Trump picked him and that’s good enough.

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ObserverArt  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:13:22am

re: #197 Barefoot Grin

He has a book on the NYT bestseller list about the Clinton collusion with Russia.

Would one find that book in the Alternate Fact Current Events section?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:14:50am

re: #262 ObserverArt

Would one find that book in the Alternate Fact Current Events section?

Fantasy.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:14:56am

re: #250 The Vicious Babushka

Oh noes. In hidden tags because triggering.

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my niece and i ran a 5k over labor day weekend
it had rained the night before and there were puddles and standing water everywhere
some maybe 4-5 inches deep
we also got absolutely pelted during the run for about 15 minutes
everyone’s soaked and still trying to run around the puddles
snooty runner that i am, i’m sloshing through
we get home and i find four fire ant bites on my ankle
topical otc benadryl for about 6 days

not quite as bad as the recent reports of cellulitis…

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steve_davis  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:15:52am

re: #38 Single-handed sailor

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waiting for the whale to come back to the surface: “Hey, regulations require you to stay at least 300 feet away from me….asshole!!” it’s a whale, so it would have been done in song, but there’s plenty of raunchy opera around.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:16:15am

re: #261 HappyWarrior

I fucking hate the MAGA cult. I follow Senator Kaine on FB and he posts a thoughtful post about Prof Ford’s charge and the first comment is some right wing asshole saying “Fake news.” Yeah that’s why she talked about in 2012 before Kavanaugh was even picked for SCOTUS.” Shit the MAGAtards don’t even know Kavanaugh, they just know Trump picked him and that’s good enough.

Or their native country and employer is Russia.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:16:37am

re: #256 lawhawk

Professor Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should both testify under oath before the Judiciary Committee.

you didnt give franken a hearing. just ‘off with his head’

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:17:39am

re: #267 dangerman

you didnt give franken a hearing. just ‘off with his head’

Yep and I say that as someone who was critical of Al at the time. Collins has really revealed that she’s a pretty ugly person beneath her moderate facade.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:18:54am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:20:56am

re: #269 Single-handed sailor

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If I saw Tom Arnold fighting Burnett, I’d saying “Yeah, that’s right buddy, show that turd who’s boss!.”

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ObserverArt  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:21:32am

re: #216 jaunte

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So, those 65 women signed that letter on pretty thin reasoning if they have bailed on backing him now.

I hope someone digs into that letter further. I think they will find out many of those who signed didn’t even know him all that well. They signed for political reasons.

The reason they don’t want to talk now is they know what they did was nothing but cover and they know it was wrong.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:23:16am

re: #259 HappyWarrior

She expected Franken to resign immediately.

That’s because of the “Pics, or it didn’t happen” caveat to her ethical paradigm.

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:23:27am

re: #269 Single-handed sailor

Whether the tape exists at this point is irrelevant.

The reality is that the GOP elected him knowing full well that they were backing a self-admitted sex predator. The Access Hollywood tape should have ended Trump. He admits to grabbing women by the genitals and it corroborates the accusations by some 18 women who claimed Trump harassed/abused them.

That didn’t stop Trump, so ascribing that this mythical tape will somehow do what the rest did not is wishful thinking.

The GOP has shown itself to be amoral, compromised, complicit, and led by a criminal enterprise. It will take more than a tape to change this.

It will take voting every last one of these guys out of office.

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ObserverArt  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:27:26am

re: #227 BigPapa

So much going on it’s easy to forget about Cohen.

Saw Emily Jane Fox on MSNBC a bit on Friday and she said Cohen is now an open book and ready to tell everything as he is no longer protecting Trump.

It sounds like Big Donny blew it when he called Cohen a nothing lawyer he hardly knew.

Cohen was hoping for more from Trump. I guess Cohen was too busy enjoying the benefits of being around Trump to see how Trump actually treated people. He now knows.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:30:30am

re: #274 ObserverArt

Saw Emily Jane Fox on MSNBC a bit on Friday and she said Cohen is now an open book and ready to tell everything as he is no longer protecting Trump.

It sounds like Big Donny blew it when he called Cohen a nothing lawyer he hardly knew.

Cohen was hoping for more from Trump. I guess Cohen was too busy enjoying the benefits of being around Trump to see how Trump actually treated people. He now knows.

And Mueller is handing Cohen the shovel and having him dig up the bodies.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:31:33am

Thread:

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:33:56am
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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:34:49am

food for thought re: “it was so long ago….”

The Central Park 5 — who were innocent — were 14, 14, 15, 15 and 16 when Trump called for them to be executed.

The Juanita Broaddrick story started coming to light i think about 14 years after (1978/1992).

And then Trump himself re-resurrected her more than 38 years after… to use as a debate pawn

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:35:55am

re: #277 jaunte

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This is someone who if his ex was smart would use this as a means of gaining total custody of the kids during a divorce hearing and should have his kids kept away from. Fucking prick.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:37:25am

re: #278 dangerman

food for thought re: “it was so long ago….”

The Central Park 5 — who were innocent — were 14, 14, 15, 15 and 16 when Trump called for them to be executed.

The Juanita Broaddrick story started coming to light i think about 14 years after (1978/1992).

And then Trump himself re-resurrected her more than 38 years after… to use as a debate pawn

Yep. And hell he didn’t even use Juanita to attack her rapist, he used her to attack her alleged rapist’s spouse. in a sleazy move and don’t get me started how he used the rape victim of the rapist that HRC had to represent as a PD as a young attorney.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:41:38am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:44:38am

re: #281 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Hopefully his kids turn out differently. Iwant to stay Glass half full and hope that the Trump grandkids and Barron turn out better than their parents and Asshole Sr.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:45:28am

re: #282 HappyWarrior

Hopefully his kids turn out differently. Iwant to stay Glass half full and hope that the Trump grandkids and Barron turn out better than their parents and Asshole Sr.

Maybe if they’re raised by foster-parents when their parents go to prison.

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makeitstop  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:45:38am

Just about the worst thing he could do is shoot his mouth off and call Ford a liar. But he likely doesn’t realize that and he probably will.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:51:01am
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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:51:08am

re: #284 makeitstop

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Just about the worst thing he could do is shoot his mouth off and call Ford a liar. But he likely doesn’t realize that and he probably will.

Did he do any stick-swinging in the sand traps this weekend?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:53:00am

re: #283 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Maybe if they’re raised by foster-parents when their parents go to prison.

I’m just saying. There are kids literally raised by Nazi war criminals who are good people.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:54:42am
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makeitstop  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:56:01am

re: #286 wrenchwench

Did he do any stick-swinging in the sand traps this weekend?

Not that I saw. That guarantees a higher-than-usual amount of pissiness.

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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:56:06am

re: #287 HappyWarrior

I’m just saying. There are kids literally raised by Nazi war criminals who are good people.

The one person I knew who was raised by a (suspected) Nazi (in Germany), committed suicide in his 30s. Which made my sister a young widow.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:58:39am

re: #290 wrenchwench

The one person I knew who was raised by a (suspected) Nazi (in Germany), committed suicide in his 30s. Which made my sister a young widow.

Damn.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:58:52am

re: #290 wrenchwench

The one person I knew who was raised by a (suspected) Nazi (in Germany), committed suicide in his 30s. Which made my sister a young widow.

Damn WW. I agree though. Terrible burden for anyone to carry. I just want the young Trumps to define themselves before we throw them in with the older ones.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 9:59:55am

re: #288 jaunte

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This is really pathetic Grassley. And Grassley really shows us that the problem is the GOP itself. He’s been around for a long time.

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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:00:10am

re: #292 HappyWarrior

Damn WW. I agree though. Terrible burden for anyone to carry. I just want the young Trumps to define themselves before we throw them in with the older ones.

Everybody deserves a chance.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:00:24am

re: #288 jaunte

Grassley: Republicans have only known this person’s identity from news reports for less than 24 hours and known about her allegations for less than a week. Senator Feinstein, on the other hand, has had this information for many weeks and deprived her colleagues of the information

— Chad Pergram

“If we’d known more sooner we could have already started smearing her. Give us more time on this.”

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:02:29am

Some of Eichmann’s sons doubled down and became committed Nazis. At least one didn’t and repudiated Nazis and his father.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:02:58am

re: #294 wrenchwench

Everybody deserves a chance.

I think of Kilrain’s line in the Killer Angels. That I be judged for who I am and not for who my father or his father was and that is justice.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:03:42am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:04:01am

re: #296 Barefoot Grin

Some of Eichmann’s sons doubled down and became committed Nazis. At least one didn’t and repudiated Nazis and his father.

Yes. There’s that too. The one who didn’t was the one born when his father was a fugitive I believe.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:05:01am

re: #295 Sir John Barron

“If we’d known more sooner we could have already started smearing her. Give us more time on this.”

We need to see how we can get our base thinking she was a foul temptress who tempted good Sir Brett.//

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:06:48am

re: #298 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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They sure seemed to have those 65 “references” from those ladies ready enough on hand.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:09:18am

re: #144 wheat-dogg

But even the Russians don’t want him.

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:10:06am

re: #302 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Right wing conspiracy word salad.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:10:14am

re: #222 Hecuba’s daughter

My only fear is that a rejection of Kavanaugh will ignite GOP voters so that they can get their repeal of Roe. Of course, maybe leftist Dem voters will finally understand the importance of the SC and be encouraged to vote too, instead of complaining that moderate office-seekers must be punished because they are tools of the establishment.

I see a lot of the philosophy that: “Yeah, the Republicans are horrible, but the Democrats don’t fight back, so there’s no point in getting off my ass to vote for them.” Now they’re fighting back, and maybe some people will be energized to get out and vote for a change. We can only hope….

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:11:26am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:11:36am

re: #302 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Nah Sarabellavitch just had too much vodka before getting to her office in Russia.

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gwangung  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:12:58am

re: #304 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I see a lot of the philosophy that: “Yeah, the Republicans are horrible, but the Democrats don’t fight back, so there’s no point in getting off my ass to vote for them.” Now they’re fighting back, and maybe some people will be energized to get out and vote for a change. We can only hope….

Yeah, a lot of asses say don’t do something because the Republicans will do X.

Screw that. What Republican do is THEIR responsibility. We gain a hell of a lot more fighting back and being feisty. Voters respect that, and not wishy washy maunderings.

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CongoJack  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:13:57am

re: #297 HappyWarrior

I think of Kilrain’s line in the Killer Angels. That I be judged for who I am and not for who my father or his father was and that is justice.

In this vein, I remember watching the documentary about Jones Town (the cult leader) who had his followers forced to commit suicide (by either their fervent faith or by forced injection). The son of Jones was sent away (I believe by his mother) and lived and was in the documentary saying how sad and angry he was and that his father’s actions follow him around to this day - like a shadow that is always around.

Don’t blame the child for the sins of the father, but it doesn’t mean the child isn’t scared by those same sins.

That said Fredo, Gums, and Complicit are totally game to be taken down with daddy.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:15:16am

re: #306 HappyWarrior

Nah Sarabellavitch just had too much vodka before getting to her office in Russia.

These Russian trolls know they have to write nekulturny to portray MAGAts, but sometimes they go just a little too nekulturny—into complete incomprehensibility.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:17:44am

re: #305 jaunte

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Only thing more Republican would be if Brett and Judge were secret lovers during that time.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:18:27am

re: #308 CongoJack

In this vein, I remember watching the documentary about Jones Town (the cult leader) who had his followers forced to commit suicide (by either their fervent faith or by forced injection). The son of Jones was sent away (I believe by his mother) and lived and was in the documentary saying how sad and angry he was and that his father’s actions follow him around to this day - like a shadow that is always around.

Don’t blame the child for the sins of the father, but it doesn’t mean the child isn’t scared by those same sins.

That said Fredo, Gums, and Complicit are totally game to be taken down with daddy.

Totally agreed

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:19:58am

re: #293 HappyWarrior

This is really pathetic Grassley. And Grassley really shows us that the problem is the GOP itself. He’s been around for a long time.

its never about policy
it’s not about politics

it’s about wielding power
and nothing else

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:20:37am

re: #301 Eventual Carrion

They sure seemed to have those 65 “references” from those ladies ready enough on hand.

ding ding ding

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:20:49am

re: #312 dangerman

its never about policy
it’s not about politics

it’s about wielding power
and nothing else

Exactly. Merely pointing out that Trump isn’t new to the GOP power lust. Grassley is old guard of the old guard.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:21:33am

re: #255 Sufficient unto the day…

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Bolide impact for the win.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:21:57am
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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:23:53am

re: #316 Scottish Dragon

Is it raining? I spoke with my stepmother Sat., she said the rain would be worse on Sunday, then she was gonna call me, but hasn’t, so far.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:24:08am

re: #316 Scottish Dragon

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He’s probably right tho SD. He’s probably a WORSE person now than he was at 17. But agreed completely.

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makeitstop  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:24:30am

I heard that if Professor Ford gets to testify, Kavanaugh wants them to turn the music up real loud so no one can hear her.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:26:30am

re: #319 makeitstop

I heard that if Professor Ford gets to testify, Kavanaugh wants them to turn the music up real loud so no one can hear her.

Huey Lewis and the News or Phil Collins? Sorry sorry it’s just his name is Brett as in Easton Ellis and Kavanaugh’s got that same evil prep vibe as Patrick Bateman. Same age around too.

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:27:55am

Timeline question: Did Feinstein’s office release this? I just remember there being leaks coming out about it, but the timing is pretty interesting.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:28:06am

re: #316 Scottish Dragon

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imo, Rod:

it’s a credible accusation in that it’s not a total lie or fabrication (as far as is known now)

that is enough for disqualification
it should have been the standard re: clarence thomas

if you aren’t squeakly clean, you don’t belong on the court
you should not even be considered

that’s before going into your jurisprudence

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:29:06am

Botswarm trashing Dr. Blasley Ford continues.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:30:57am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:31:43am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:32:26am

re: #323 The Vicious Babushka

Botswarm trashing Dr. Blasley Ford continues.

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She talked about it six years ago when people like dumbshit there were fretting about Obama and not trusting Mitt enough or not employed yet by Uncle Vlad’s Lame Troll School.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:33:27am
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:34:08am

re: #317 wrenchwench

Is it raining? I spoke with my stepmother Sat., she said the rain would be worse on Sunday, then she was gonna call me, but hasn’t, so far.

Rain was real bad last night, but some clearing right now. Schools out for the day because of road flooding.

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KGxvi  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:34:08am

re: #323 The Vicious Babushka

I’m sure I gave bad reviews to otherwise good professors in college for incredibly petty reasons. Like having class at 8 am instead of a reasonable time, like 11 am. Or just the simple fact that I didn’t like them. So, yeah, using that as a basis to attack someone is just dumb.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:34:11am

re: #325 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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Student reviews. Great measure. And maybe she has some problems because of a certain man who tried to gang rape her with his drinking buddy but nah that can’t be it. Drudge is a scum bucket who will get his in the end.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:34:58am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:35:01am

re: #329 KGxvi

I’m sure I gave bad reviews to otherwise good professors in college for incredibly petty reasons. Like having class at 8 am instead of a reasonable time, like 11 am. Or just the simple fact that I didn’t like them. So, yeah, using that as a basis to attack someone is just dumb.

It’s incredibly dumb and petty af but Drudge is a pathetic asshole.

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KGxvi  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:35:10am

re: #327 Backwoods_Sleuth

When is the last time you believed a drunk teenage boy about anything?

Probably when I was a drunk teenage boy

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:35:11am

re: #323 The Vicious Babushka

Botswarm trashing Dr. Blasley Ford continues.

Mike might want to check his past lives that we’re going to hold him accountable for. //

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lawhawk  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:35:24am

Entertainment break…

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:35:55am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:36:33am

re: #329 KGxvi

I’m sure I gave bad reviews to otherwise good professors in college for incredibly petty reasons. Like having class at 8 am instead of a reasonable time, like 11 am. Or just the simple fact that I didn’t like them. So, yeah, using that as a basis to attack someone is just dumb.

I would question how many of those bad reviews are actually her students

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KGxvi  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:37:16am

re: #332 HappyWarrior

It’s incredibly dumb and petty af but Drudge is a pathetic asshole.

Was Drudge always this terrible? I remember using it as a news aggrigator back in the day, but I don’t really remember it being so partisan… or was I just blind to it?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:37:24am

re: #337 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m would question how many of those bad reviews are actually her students

Check when the reviews are. If there’s a disproportionate amount from the past day then yeah.

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Jay C  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:37:59am

re: #323 The Vicious Babushka

Botswarm trashing Dr. Blasley Ford continues.

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Troll-bots aside, I just wish Sen. Feinstein had made her statement a little more of a forceful rejoinder to Sen. Grassley’s BS griping about the timing of the Ford revelations, i.e. something more to the effect that she (DiFi) wasn’t going to push anonymous accusations without backup. And Hey Presto! Here’s the backup…..

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:38:03am

re: #338 KGxvi

Was Drudge always this terrible? I remember using it as a news aggrigator back in the day, but I don’t really remember it being so partisan… or was I just blind to it?

AFAIK it was always a wingnut propaganda site.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:38:05am

re: #338 KGxvi

Was Drudge always this terrible? I remember using it as a news aggrigator back in the day, but I don’t really remember it being so partisan… or was I just blind to it?

Yeah I think he was. I was young when he first started but he’s always been a RW hack as far as I know.

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:38:45am

re: #336 The Vicious Babushka

There’s that Democratic time machine again: Knowing full well Kavanaugh would be nominated in 2018, she made sure to tell her therapist about it in 2012.

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DodgerFan1988  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:39:15am

Looking at my Facebook and Twitter this morning and see nothing but “Duke Lacrosse Team!” memes and posts by conservatives, in response to Christine Blasey Ford sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:39:15am

re: #343 Belafon

There’s that Democratic time machine again: Knowing full well Kavanaugh would be nominated in 2018, she made sure to tell her therapist about it in 2012.

It’s impressive isn’t it?

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:39:49am

re: #329 KGxvi

I’m sure I gave bad reviews to otherwise good professors in college for incredibly petty reasons. Like having class at 8 am instead of a reasonable time, like 11 am. Or just the simple fact that I didn’t like them. So, yeah, using that as a basis to attack someone is just dumb.

Only one thing matters
Did something happen or not

Everything else is a distraction

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:40:03am

re: #344 DodgerFan1988

Looking at my Facebook and Twitter this morning and see nothing but “Duke Lacrosse Team!” memes and posts by conservatives, in response to Christine Blasey Ford sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

Conservatives will always err on the side of supporting a rapist.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:40:24am

re: #344 DodgerFan1988

Looking at my Facebook and Twitter this morning and see nothing but “Duke Lacrosse Team!” memes and posts by conservatives, in response to Christine Blasey Ford sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

So one false rape allegation. There’s a thousand more that have been true. These people will do anything for movement conservatism and so will Kavanaugh.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:41:56am

She’s running against incumbent Rep. Karen Handel in Georgia.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:42:17am

Turns out there may be some downside to convincing 35% of America that any poll that looks bad for your side must be fake:

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:43:28am

re: #350 Blind Frog Belly White

GOP’s internal polling finds that “57% of strong Trump supporters believe it’s unlikely Democrats win the House.”

They might as well kick back and relax, then. No point in overloading the polling places.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:44:39am

Sure a lot of radio silence from Benjamin Wittes on twitter. Last week has was all…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:44:52am

re: #350 Blind Frog Belly White

Turns out there may be some downside to convincing 35% of America that any poll that looks bad for your side must be fake:

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Good. Let them be delusional.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:45:25am

re: #338 KGxvi

Was Drudge always this terrible? I remember using it as a news aggrigator back in the day, but I don’t really remember it being so partisan… or was I just blind to it?

I don’t know if it’s true, but Keith Olbermann once wrote about dating Laura Ingraham and claimed that she and Drudge had a routine: LI would collect as much salacious gossip as possible about DC folks and fax it on to Drudge—that’s part of how he got his start, supposedly.

crooksandliars.com

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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:45:36am

re: #328 Scottish Dragon

Rain was real bad last night, but some clearing right now. Schools out for the day because of road flooding.

I wish you good draining, less raining.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:45:45am

re: #352 Scottish Dragon

Sure a lot of radio silence from Benjamin Wittes on twitter. Last week has was all…

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He was so eager to push the “Yeah you liberals may not like him but come on he’s a good guy.” Which I instantly saw as bs after how he was to Mr. Guttenberg and his perjury.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:47:30am
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:47:45am

re: #356 HappyWarrior

He was so eager to push the “Yeah you liberals may not like him but come on he’s a good guy.” Which I instantly saw as bs after how he was to Mr. Guttenberg and his perjury.

I stopped following him after he gushed about how great a guy Jim Comey is because they have lunch together.

Wittes cannot differentiate between his personal friendships and objective metrics.

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:48:00am

Hold this letter to your ear for the sound of astroturfing.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:48:05am

contrast the results:

eta: trump approval rating

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KGxvi  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:48:11am

re: #354 Barefoot Grin

I don’t know if it’s true, but Keith Olbermann once wrote about dating Laura Ingraham and claimed that she and Drudge had a routine: LI would collect as much salacious gossip as possible about DC folks and fax it on to Drudge—that’s part of how he got his start, supposedly.

crooksandliars.com

Like I said, I used to use it as a jumping off point when checking the news because he’d link to a lot of stuff I wouldn’t otherwise come across. But I was usually pretty careful in checking what the link was to, and if it was some random blog or whatever, I didn’t put much/any stock in what it said.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:48:50am

re: #358 Scottish Dragon

I stopped following him after he gushed about how great a guy Jim Comey is because they have lunch together.

Wittes cannot differentiate between his personal friendships and objective metrics.

There are a lot of people I like mostly family members and old friends who are terrible people politically. It’s hard for me to separate.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:50:05am

re: #356 HappyWarrior

He was so eager to push the “Yeah you liberals may not like him but come on he’s a good guy.” Which I instantly saw as bs after how he was to Mr. Guttenberg and his perjury.

One problem with “I know him, and he’s a good guy” is that sometimes people are good people in their interactions with you, but not in other parts of their lives, or maybe not in all their lives up to that point, or maybe not when influenced by the wrong people.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:50:27am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:52:09am

huffingtonpost.com
Professor Ford getting support from Dr. Nassar’s first accuser at MSU. The money quote for me: “If my alleged abuser was named Kavanaugh, not Nassar, what would you have said to me?” Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, tweeted on Monday morning. This is all about who Kavanaugh is and who his allies are. And I must say this, I’m not a huge Andrew Cuomo fan but I was very impressed with how he handled the allegations against Eric Schneidermann, I man I really thought was a stand up AG in his state.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:52:11am

I suspect his lawyers have agreed to a sizable contingency percentage

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:52:21am

re: #352 Scottish Dragon

One of the reasons to oppose him is not that he’s some kind of terrible person. He’s a thoroughly decent and honorable person.

Just the kind of decent and honorable person who thinks there’s nothing creepy about surrounding himself with a young girls’ sports team as human shields against an attempted rape accusation.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:52:26am

re: #363 Blind Frog Belly White

One problem with “I know him, and he’s a good guy” is that sometimes people are good people in their interactions with you, but not in other parts of their lives, or maybe not in all their lives up to that point, or maybe not when influenced by the wrong people.

Exactly.

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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:53:03am

re: #362 HappyWarrior

There are a lot of people I like mostly family members and old friends who are terrible people politically. It’s hard for me to separate.

Most of my family is just fine, politically, but terrible people nonetheless. It was easy for me to separate*, but hard to understand.

*not necessarily in the sense you meant it.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:53:16am

re: #364 Scottish Dragon

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And one of the two’s whole thing is “Well I don’t know her.” I think many of them signed on similiar how many of us will just “like” a FB page for an old friend.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:55:36am

re: #369 wrenchwench

Most of my family is just fine, politically, but terrible people nonetheless. It was easy for me to separate*, but hard to understand.

*not necessarily in the sense you meant it.

No, I completely understand the conflict. Some of my extended family/friends are decent people when they’re not talking politics but when they talk politics, they echo the same bs talking points that we try to refute. In fact, I saw one of them post something that we discussed yesterday- the Anderson Cooper photo and used it to attack the credibility of the media. Thank God my old best friend that I grew up with finally got tired of posting RW talking points on FB. It is too bad that he’s not on much at al all anymore because I’d love to catch up.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:55:54am

re: #363 Blind Frog Belly White

One problem with “I know him, and he’s a good guy” is that sometimes people are good people in their interactions with you, but not in other parts of their lives, or maybe not in all their lives up to that point, or maybe not when influenced by the wrong people.

He didn’t try to rape me
You’re a guy
If I was a woman he never would have tried to rape me

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:56:47am

re: #363 Blind Frog Belly White

One problem with “I know him, and he’s a good guy” is that sometimes people are good people in their interactions with you, but not in other parts of their lives, or maybe not in all their lives up to that point, or maybe not when influenced by the wrong people.

Lots of people are like that. Watch how a person treats wait-staff for an insight into what they really are.

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calochortus  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:56:56am

re: #343 Belafon

There’s that Democratic time machine again: Knowing full well Kavanaugh would be nominated in 2018, she made sure to tell her therapist about it in 2012.

Don’t laugh. That’s Erick Erickson’s take. She began to worry back in 2012 that Kavanaugh would be nominated to the Supreme Court.

“…Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser says she told no one about what happened to her until 2012, when she began to worry Kavanaugh could be on the United States Supreme Court. We do not know, but I suspect she began to have this worry before Obama beat Romney, i.e. during the political campaign with the fear of Romney winning hanging in the air. The accusers is, after all, a Bernie Sanders donor.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:57:54am

re: #372 dangerman

He didn’t try to rape me
You’re a guy
If I was a woman he never would have tried to rape me

That kind of gets back to what I’ve been talking about with race and how there’s always someone like Ben Shapiro tehre to say “Sorry libs, that was NOT racist.” Well maybe that would mean something to me if you were in the group targeted by the racism.” I don’t want some white guy who has no idea about what it’s like to be black telling me something isn’t racist towards black people anymore than I want a man telling women that they shouldn’t be offended by sexist bullshit.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 10:58:42am

re: #373 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Lots of people are like that. Watch how a person treats wait-staff for an insight into what they really are.

Why, thank you. :)

Kidding, kidding as you’ve never seen me interact with wait staff but I’m usually both a good tipper, pleasant even if a little shy, and just want to focus on my meal. I’m good to my bartenders too!

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:00:23am

re: #373 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Lots of people are like that. Watch how a person treats wait-staff for an insight into what they really are.

And animals

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:00:37am

re: #374 calochortus

Don’t laugh. That’s Erick Erickson’s take. She began to worry back in 2012 that Kavanaugh would be nominated to the Supreme Court.

I didn’t realize Erick that people with different political views weren’t allowed to accuse people with different political views of committing crimes against them. That’s fucking stupid logic even for a sad right wing hack like you. I really hope Erick’s wife leaves him hopefully for another woman given the kind of sexist shit he talks.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:01:06am

re: #377 dangerman

And animals

Wait-staff, kids, and animals.

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wrenchwench  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:02:29am

re: #371 HappyWarrior

No, I completely understand the conflict. Some of my extended family/friends are decent people when they’re not talking politics but when they talk politics, they echo the same bs talking points that we try to refute. In fact, I saw one of them post something that we discussed yesterday- the Anderson Cooper photo and used it to attack the credibility of the media. Thank God my old best friend that I grew up with finally got tired of posting RW talking points on FB. It is too bad that he’s not on much at al all anymore because I’d love to catch up.

One of my sisters sent a message of support to a relative on FB who said he just married his husband right after that was legalized in WI, then messaged me to ask how he is related. He’s a cousin. Granted, we have over 30 cousins, so I can’t fault her for not keeping them all straight. What I do fault her for is supporting this guy she doesn’t know for his marriage, but making my father’s life hell (to the best of her ability) because she didn’t like who he married.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:03:02am

re: #372 dangerman

He didn’t try to rape me
You’re a guy
If I was a woman he never would have tried to rape me

We often expect people who do or think bad things to LOOK like they do or think bad things. We expect racists to look and act like Merl on The Walking Dead, and we expect rapists to look and act creepy. But generally they don’t. It’s like in “The Addams Family”, when Wednesday is asked what she’s going as for Halloween.

She says, “I’m a homicidal maniac. They look like everyone else.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:03:40am

re: #380 wrenchwench

One of my sisters sent a message of support to a relative on FB who said he just married his husband right after that was legalized in WI, then messaged me to ask how he is related. He’s a cousin. Granted, we have over 30 cousins, so I can’t fault her for not keeping them all straight. What I do fault her for is supporting this guy she doesn’t know for his marriage, but making my father’s life hell (to the best of her ability) because she didn’t like who he married.

I totally hear ya. Sorry about that with your sisters. My two brothers are pretty good guys all in all.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:04:30am

re: #375 HappyWarrior

That kind of gets back to what I’ve been talking about with race and how there’s always someone like Ben Shapiro tehre to say “Sorry libs, that was NOT racist.” Well maybe that would mean something to me if you were in the group targeted by the racism.” I don’t want some white guy who has no idea about what it’s like to be black telling me something isn’t racist towards black people anymore than I want a man telling women that they shouldn’t be offended by sexist bullshit.

It takes being an adult to understand that. Ben is a whiny little boy, who never grew into an adult.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:04:37am

re: #374 calochortus

Don’t laugh. That’s Erick Erickson’s take. She began to worry back in 2012 that Kavanaugh would be nominated to the Supreme Court.

These brave people all need to stop beating around the bush with explanations
If you believe it say it without equivocation:
She’s lying. Nothing ever happened.

Because if*anything* happened there is no weasling or rationalizing out of this based on kavanaugh s statements

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:05:51am

Republicans defend assholish behavior, part eleventy:

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:06:28am

re: #381 Blind Frog Belly White

We often expect people who do or think bad things to LOOK like they do or think bad things. We expect racists to look and act like Merl on The Walking Dead, and we expect rapists to look and act creepy. But generally they don’t. It’s like in “The Addams Family”, when Wednesday is asked what she’s going as for Halloween.

She says, “I’m a homicidal maniac. They look like everyone else.”

Have you seen Adult Wednesday Adams? (YouTube)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:06:34am

re: #381 Blind Frog Belly White

We often expect people who do or think bad things to LOOK like they do or think bad things. We expect racists to look and act like Merl on The Walking Dead, and we expect rapists to look and act creepy. But generally they don’t. It’s like in “The Addams Family”, when Wednesday is asked what she’s going as for Halloween.

She says, “I’m a homicidal maniac. They look like everyone else.”

It’s why criminologists were fascinated by the Bundy case. And Bundy had a lot of influential people too that swore Ted could never have done the things he’s accused of. In a way, I understand why there’s that rush to defend Kavanaugh. These people do know him and have a long time but people were masks. And even if Kavanaugh never assaulted any young woman again after that night. I’m sorry but he doesn’t belong on SCOTUS. Statue of limitations and his juvenile nature at the time means he can’t face legal repercussions but he sure as hell can and should face professional ones and that definitely should include not the ultimate reward for a judge.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:07:44am

re: #383 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

It takes being an adult to understand that. Ben is a whiny little boy, who never grew into an adult.

Right, I’m not just singling out Ben with that mind you but his ideological clones out there who are always there to tell PoC that shouldn’t have been offended because “It’s not offensive.” And as much as I loathe Ben, he didn’t deserve the Antisemitic harassment he received from the Alt-right assholes because they felt he wasn’t loyal enough to Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:08:40am

re: #385 jaunte

Republicans defend assholish behavior, part eleventy:

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Sure Ted, piss off more voters. I’m sure Texans would rather eat Tofu with Beto than mail fraud from you.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:10:24am

Apropos Benjamin Wittes, not to mention 65 women…

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makeitstop  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:10:44am

This is kinda weird…

I can’t tell if they’re distancing themselves from Trump or just tossing out chaff.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:12:15am

Hmmm. Maybe this time we won’t fuck it up.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:12:47am

re: #385 jaunte

Republicans defend assholish behavior, part eleventy:

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He did ‘this last time running for president in iowa
“Voter violation”

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:12:57am

re: #329 KGxvi

I’m sure I gave bad reviews to otherwise good professors in college for incredibly petty reasons. Like having class at 8 am instead of a reasonable time, like 11 am. Or just the simple fact that I didn’t like them. So, yeah, using that as a basis to attack someone is just dumb.

At that student review page now:

news.grabien.com
Editor’s Note: We apologize for the error, but we’ve since learned there are two Christine Fords working in clinical psychology in California and we wrote this report about the wrong Christine Ford. We regret not going to greater lengths to ensure this was indeed the same Christine Ford. Please do not share this article with anyone (and if you have, delete it/withdraw it); we are only leaving the page up so you can see this important update.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:15:13am
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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:15:58am

re: #394 sagehen

At that student review page now:

news.grabien.com
Editor’s Note: We apologize for the error, but we’ve since learned there are two Christine Fords working in clinical psychology in California and we wrote this report about the wrong Christine Ford. We regret not going to greater lengths to ensure this was indeed the same Christine Ford. Please do not share this article with anyone (and if you have, delete it/withdraw it); we are only leaving the page up so you can see this important update.

I would cry if it wasn’t so damn funny and sad and incompetent all at once
(The rw citers, not the school)

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:17:24am
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DodgerFan1988  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:17:27am

Go back to the septic tank from where you came from, Ari Fleischer.

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Teukka  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:18:54am

re: #276 jaunte

Thread:

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Shared bread text on my FB wall, with attribution. Thank you for the find.

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sagehen  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:19:19am

re: #391 makeitstop

This is kinda weird…

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I can’t tell if they’re distancing themselves from Trump or just tossing out chaff.

Maybe Manafort flipping is what changed their minds?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:19:19am

re: #390 Blind Frog Belly White

Apropos Benjamin Wittes, not to mention 65 women…

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One of my cousins had met Cardinal McCarrick. Thought very high of him. She’s beyond disgusted about the allegations and definitely not trying to make excuses for him.

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Jay C  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:19:30am

re: #385 jaunte

Republicans defend assholish behavior, part eleventy:

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There was a highly-recommended diary at dKos on this subject yesterday, though they didn’t seem to appreciate my comment: sleazy and potentially misleading as this idiot mailer may be, IMO, it falls well short of “fraud” in the legal sense. I get official-looking crap like this all the time (mainly from debt-consolidation pitchmen, and usually better than Cruz’s) - direct-mail mavens are really good at making schlocky ads (or political begging) look like straight-from-the-courthouse seriously-legal official mail.
You just have get practice in winnowing it out.
Which, sadly, the oldsters senior citizens who are the main target of this crap, don’t often do.

But whatever makes Oily Ted look bad is fine by me.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:20:52am

re: #398 DodgerFan1988

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Go back to the septic tank from where you came from, Ari Fleischer.

Gee I didn’t know that Brett Kavanaugh was unemployed and on the street needing a job. No, it shouldn’t deny us chances but it shouldn’t be ignored either with a lifelong appointment to the Supreme Court you fucking asshole. And this is pretty rich considering conservatives like you are fine with making it harder for ex cons to vote and even get entry level jobs but yeah let’s ignore Brett Kavanaugh’s teenage crime and make him a member of the highest court of the land!

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makeitstop  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:21:04am

re: #400 sagehen

Maybe Manafort flipping is what changed their minds?

Could be. But Graham just spent time and effort snuggling up into Trump’s armpit.

Maybe he’s got buyer’s remorse.

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calochortus  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:21:13am

re: #400 sagehen

Maybe Manafort flipping is what changed their minds?

If Trump rules through fear as suggested by the Bernstein book, he could be losing control as people fear other things more than Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:21:58am

re: #397 Scottish Dragon

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Brit would do well to shut up about this considering his daughter was tweeting with Judge but he won’t tell his viewers that. Brit, Judge, and Kavanaugh are all part of the so called swamp of elitist assholes who are out of touch with the average American.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:22:12am
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:23:08am

re: #405 calochortus

If Trump rules through fear as suggested by the Bernstein book, he could be losing control as people fear other things more than Trump.

That’s how it always goes. First a few pebbles stop being afraid, then you get a massive landslide.

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Alephnaught  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:23:40am

re: #390 Blind Frog Belly White

Apropos Benjamin Wittes, not to mention 65 women…

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Isn’t this just like when some notorious serial killer gets sentenced, there’s a segment on the TV news, where reporters ask his (it’s usually a He.) neighbours “What we was he like as a neighbour?”, they usually say “Oh, he was quiet, he kept himself to himself etc.”. The subtext of the report is usually “THEY DIDN’T KNOW THEY HAD A SERIAL KILLER AS THEIR NEIGHBOUR!!!”, but it’s more likely like in the above examples: the serial killer presented a different face to his neighbours than he did to his victims.

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ObserverArt  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:24:05am

re: #373 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Lots of people are like that. Watch how a person treats wait-staff for an insight into what they really are.

Did you happen to catch the tweet Backwoods Sleuth put up the other day from the woman who had the lunch first date with the guy that started the whole date off by getting pissed the waiter didn’t come to their table fast enough and then he threw the fit and tossed his menu on the floor

But the topper was, he excused himself to go to the bathroom, took off and left her there to pay the check for the big meal he had, while she had a drink or two. Oh, he texted her after he left and called her a dumb fatty.

That goes right to what you ares saying about how a person treats someone that serves them.

Dude was a real piece of work.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:24:21am

I hate to defend Alito, Gorsuch, & Roberts because I think they’re awful judges and I don’t think much of them as men either but they didn’t have these allegations against them. Crying Anita Hill is really pathetic here.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:24:49am

re: #409 Alephnaught

Isn’t this just like when some notorious serial killer gets sentenced, there’s a segment on the TV news, where reporters ask his (it’s usually a He.) neighbours “What we was he like as a neighbour?”, they usually say “Oh, he was quiet, he kept himself to himself etc.”. The subtext of the report is usually “THEY DIDN’T KNOW THEY HAD A SERIAL KILLER AS THEIR NEIGHBOUR!!!”, but it’s more likely like in above examples: the serial killer presented a different face to his neighbours than he did to his victims.

They call it the “Mask of sanity” in Criminology.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:24:53am

re: #409 Alephnaught

Isn’t this just like when some notorious serial killer gets sentenced, there’s a segment on the TV news, where reporters ask his (it’s usually a He.) neighbours “What we was he like as a neighbour?”, they usually say “Oh, he was quiet, he kept himself to himself etc.”. The subtext of the report is usually “THEY DIDN’T KNOW THEY HAD A SERIAL KILLER AS THEIR NEIGHBOUR!!!”, but it’s more likely like in above examples: the serial killer presented a different face to his neighbours than he did to his victims.

“Quiet, kept to himself” is the mark of a serial killer. That’s why I make a lot of noise while keeping to myself.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:25:19am

re: #398 DodgerFan1988

Ari Fleischer on Kavanaugh: Should committing sexual assault in high school “deny us chances later in life?”

Go back to the septic tank from where you came from, Ari Fleischer.

im gonna just keep saying this:

- either nothing happened. nothing at all - she’s a complete and total liar
or
- something happened, anything at all - he cannot be a supreme court justice.
no explanations, no excuses, no ‘mitigations’

oh, and if something did happen, then either he was blackout drunk and doesnt remember or else he’s the liar

there is no third thing
any other discussion is distraction. letters, character, it was so long ago. all bullshit

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:27:01am

re: #410 ObserverArt

Did you happen to catch the tweet Backwoods Sleuth put up the other day from the woman who had the lunch first date with the guy that started the whole date off by getting pissed the waiter didn’t come to their table fast enough and then he threw the fit and tossed his menu on the floor

But the topper was, he excused himself to go to the bathroom, took off and left her there to pay the check for the big meal he had, while she had a drink or two. Oh, he texted her after he left and called her a dumb fatty.

That goes right to what you ares saying about how a person treats someone that serves them.

Dude was a real piece of work.

I missed that one. I once had a “friend” who abused wait-staff. I spent a lot of time telling staff that he’s an asshole, and not to worry about what he said to them. It was not a good experience, but was educational. He’s insane now, and thought the world was ending last September.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:27:57am

re: #414 dangerman

im gonna just keep saying this:

- either nothing happened. nothing at all - she’s a complete and total liar
or
- something happened, anything at all - he cannot be a supreme court justice.
no explanations, no excuses, no ‘mitigations’

oh, and if something did happen, then either he was blackout drunk and doesnt remember or else he’s the liar

there is no third thing
any other discussion is distraction. letters, character, it was so long ago. all bullshit

Being blackout drunk is an “excuse” for attempted rape in the same way that bath-salts are an excuse for face-eating. None at all.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:28:53am

re: #411 HappyWarrior

I hate to defend Alito, Gorsuch, & Roberts because I think they’re awful judges and I don’t think much of them as men either but they didn’t have these allegations against them. Crying Anita Hill is really pathetic here.

character and a clean record are the first two hurdles. and must be first!
then we talk about jurisprudence and suitability

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:29:07am

re: #395 Scottish Dragon

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Well, you know, you don’t really NEED a woman on the committee, because we have all these well-meaning men. That should do it.

Right?
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:29:12am

re: #414 dangerman

im gonna just keep saying this:

- either nothing happened. nothing at all - she’s a complete and total liar
or
- something happened, anything at all - he cannot be a supreme court justice.
no explanations, no excuses, no ‘mitigations’

oh, and if something did happen, then either he was blackout drunk and doesnt remember or else he’s the liar

there is no third thing
any other discussion is distraction. letters, character, it was so long ago. all bullshit

Exactly. And frankly the way Ari’s acting about it bothers me a hell of a lot than those calling her a liar. It’s the whole come on, this shouldn’t disqualify him from SCOTUS when these are the same people who think that pot being in the system of unarmed black men made them thugs deserving of death by cop. The same peopel who support tough on crime bullshit for PoC. Kavanaugh can’t go to jail over this but he CANNOT be a SCOTUS member if this is true.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:29:53am

re: #398 DodgerFan1988

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Go back to the septic tank from where you came from, Ari Fleischer.

All second chances? No. Certain second chances? Absolutely.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:30:38am

Personal responsibility*

*Unless you’re a conservative favorite.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:31:16am

re: #416 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Being blackout drunk is an “excuse” for attempted rape in the same way that bath-salts are an excuse for face-eating. None at all.

im agreeing - not an excuse for the rape

it would be the only way he could state ‘i dont remember’ and not be a bald faced liar

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:32:14am

re: #420 Mike Lamb

All second chances? No. Certain second chances? Absolutely.

I mean yeah he should still be able to make a living for his family but being able to interpret law for a generation? Kavan-fucking-hell-no. And what Ari is ignoring supposing he believes this is true that Kavanaugh isn’t owning up to it. He’s denying it. He won’t be apologizing to her and he certainly hasn’t used his adulthood to advocate for young women.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:32:47am

re: #419 HappyWarrior

Exactly. And frankly the way Ari’s acting about it bothers me a hell of a lot than those calling her a liar. It’s the whole come on, this shouldn’t disqualify him from SCOTUS when these are the same people who think that pot being in the system of unarmed black men made them thugs deserving of death by cop. The same peopel who support tough on crime bullshit for PoC. Kavanaugh can’t go to jail over this but he CANNOT be a SCOTUS member if this is true.

that. we. even. have. to. discuss. this.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:33:24am

re: #413 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

“Quiet, kept to himself” is the mark of a serial killer. That’s why I make a lot of noise while keeping to myself.

Garrison Keillor was once talking about serial killers:

“‘He kept pretty much to himself’, they say, and for weeks afterward all shy persons are looked at suspiciously.”

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calochortus  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:33:30am

re: #416 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Being blackout drunk is an “excuse” for attempted rape in the same way that bath-salts are an excuse for face-eating. None at all.

It is an explanation which, if accompanied by admission of fault and serious repentance, could help. He hasn’t done that, though one wonders if his record of hiring women clerks and the like might be an indicator that he is trying to atone. Problem is, he hasn’t admitted fault, which is integral to the process.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:33:30am

re: #424 dangerman

that. we. even. have. to. discuss. this.

A-fucking men brother.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:33:40am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:34:05am

re: #428 Charles Johnson

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I thought the Onion was satire, Charles.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:35:30am

Maybe no Republican senator will be dumb enough- well I don’t even know about that anymore will be dumb enough to attack her directly but they certainly have started using their allies to smear her. Drudge using her reviews as a professor, Don Jr’s ugly tweet, etc.And who knows what Trump himself will say when it’s obvious that Kavanaugh is poison.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:35:40am

I am beginning to have the same questions about the GOP clinging to Kavanaugh as I did with the 2nd Amendment folks going all in for Zimmerman…namely, this is the guy you want to hitch your wagon to?

I mean, I get that Trump really wants Kavanaugh because first and foremost, he’d probably save Trump’s ass relative to the Mueller investigation. Overturning Roe, Griswold, Obergfell, etc., would just be ancillary benefits. But I’d think Heritage and the Federalist Society could come up with another 20 candidates with the necessary political hackiness, but without the perjury/rape in the background. He’s just not worth it.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:36:56am

re: #411 HappyWarrior

I hate to defend Alito, Gorsuch, & Roberts because I think they’re awful judges and I don’t think much of them as men either but they didn’t have these allegations against them. Crying Anita Hill is really pathetic here.

Actually, I think Anita Hill is an excellent parallel. She didn’t want the exposure, but in the end she made her accusations publicly, and stood up under the withering fire of the Judiciary Committee. And she got viciously attacked for it, written off as “a bit nutty and a bit slutty”, and Clarence Thomas got the seat he’s held for 27 years now.

We blew that one. Maybe this time, we don’t?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:38:18am

re: #431 Mike Lamb

I am beginning to have the same questions about the GOP clinging to Kavanaugh as I did with the 2nd Amendment folks going all in for Zimmerman…namely, this is the guy you want to hitch your wagon to?

I mean, I get that Trump really wants Kavanaugh because first and foremost, he’d probably save Trump’s ass relative to the Mueller investigation. Overturning Roe, Griswold, Obergfell, etc., would just be ancillary benefits. But I’d think Heritage and the Federalist Society could come up with another 20 candidates with the necessary political hackiness, but without the perjury/rape in the background. He’s just not worth it.

Well no one accused them of being particularly smart. There’s a cynical part of me that suspects they knew this all along and made Kavanaugh a sacrificial lamb so they could get a more so-con extremist like Bartlett who doesn’t have that kind of baggage, just weird religious views that they feel they can cast aside criticism of easily. I don’t know. I suspect any Republican presidential candidate from two years ago would have had Kavanaugh on their list.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:38:28am
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calochortus  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:39:33am

re: #434 Charles Johnson

Even Freepers have noticed that the reviews are for a different person.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:39:50am

re: #432 Blind Frog Belly White

Actually, I think Anita Hill is an excellent parallel. She didn’t want the exposure, but in the end she made her accusations publicly, and stood up under the withering fire of the Judiciary Committee. And she got viciously attacked for it, written off as “a bit nutty and a bit slutty”, and Clarence Thomas got the seat he’s held for 27 years now.

We blew that one. Maybe this time, we don’t?

Oh hear me out, it’s pathetic because they’re acting like Anita means this is not telling the truth. I believe Anita completely and would have had I been old enough to understand the implications 27 years ago. My point is acting like this is a witchhunt against Kavanaugh because of a previous sexist asshole Thomas is a real pathetic excuse.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:39:52am

re: #416 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Being blackout drunk is an “excuse” for attempted rape in the same way that bath-salts are an excuse for face-eating. None at all.

Being blackout drunk is only an excuse for not remembering you did it. If you were ever blackout drunk during high school, you could say as much and throw yourself on the mercy of the public and say, “I’d like to think this isn’t something I’d do, but honestly I can’t swear I didn’t, because I sometimes got so drunk I don’t remember doing it.”

You might lose the SCOTUS seat, but at least you keep your soul.

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ObserverArt  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:40:40am

re: #404 makeitstop

Could be. But Graham just spent time and effort snuggling up into Trump’s armpit.

Maybe he’s got buyer’s remorse.

He’s trying hard to be both the old Lindsey and the new Lindsey at the same time.

Otherwise known as pandering to all sides and not having any actual stance himself.

Lindsey is lost. He is an empty body in a suit.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:41:02am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:41:11am

re: #434 Charles Johnson

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Shitty and stupid. And I really want bad shit to happen to Hoft. Even if she is a bad professor, that doesn’t mean she can’t be a fucking victim of a crime and they’re suggesting she has mental issues, if she does have mental issues, maybe Kavanaugh and Judge’s attempted gang rape played a role. But nah Jim’s too much of a stupid evil asshole to put 2 and 2 together there.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:46:07am

re: #426 calochortus

It is an explanation which, if accompanied by admission of fault and serious repentance, could help. He hasn’t done that, though one wonders if his record of hiring women clerks and the like might be an indicator that he is trying to atone. Problem is, he hasn’t admitted fault, which is integral to the process.

it could ‘help’ him
how can it not be a disqualifier to sit on the court?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:47:15am

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:47:47am

re: #431 Mike Lamb

I am beginning to have the same questions about the GOP clinging to Kavanaugh as I did with the 2nd Amendment folks going all in for Zimmerman…namely, this is the guy you want to hitch your wagon to?

I mean, I get that Trump really wants Kavanaugh because first and foremost, he’d probably save Trump’s ass relative to the Mueller investigation. Overturning Roe, Griswold, Obergfell, etc., would just be ancillary benefits. But I’d think Heritage and the Federalist Society could come up with another 20 candidates with the necessary political hackiness, but without the perjury/rape in the background. He’s just not worth it.

maybe they cant

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CongoJack  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:48:25am

re: #442 GlutenFreeJesus

…. now I’m cleaning my keyboard off… should not have been drinking when I loaded the new comments.

+1

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:48:40am

re: #433 HappyWarrior

Well no one accused them of being particularly smart. There’s a cynical part of me that suspects they knew this all along and made Kavanaugh a sacrificial lamb so they could get a more so-con extremist like Bartlett who doesn’t have that kind of baggage, just weird religious views that they feel they can cast aside criticism of easily. I don’t know. I suspect any Republican presidential candidate from two years ago would have had Kavanaugh on their list.

multi dimensional chess thinking
not a chance

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calochortus  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:49:19am

re: #441 dangerman

it could ‘help’ him
how can it not be a disqualifier to sit on the court?

I’m not sure that things done in high school are an automatic disqualifier in later life-if one recognizes the fault and lives a better life thereafter. Kavanaugh hasn’t come close to doing that, so no, he shouldn’t be on the court.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:49:39am
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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:49:44am

re: #437 Blind Frog Belly White

Being blackout drunk is only an excuse for not remembering you did it. If you were ever blackout drunk during high school, you could say as much and throw yourself on the mercy of the public and say, “I’d like to think this isn’t something I’d do, but honestly I can’t swear I didn’t, because I sometimes got so drunk I don’t remember doing it.”

You might lose the SCOTUS seat, but at least you keep your soul.

exactly

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:49:47am

re: #441 dangerman

it could ‘help’ him
how can it not be a disqualifier to sit on the court?

Yeah I’m sorry but this should disqualify him. If he were a teenage pot smoker I could really care less. This really should deny him a lifelong appointment. It’s not right that he got away with this for years and now gets basically told “Well even if you did this, we still like you and you should get a lifetime SCOTUS appointment.” He shouldn’t become homeless and unemployable because of it but he should definitely face career consequences because of this and that means no SCOTUS.

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:49:53am

re: #433 HappyWarrior

Well no one accused them of being particularly smart. There’s a cynical part of me that suspects they knew this all along and made Kavanaugh a sacrificial lamb so they could get a more so-con extremist like Bartlett who doesn’t have that kind of baggage, just weird religious views that they feel they can cast aside criticism of easily. I don’t know. I suspect any Republican presidential candidate from two years ago would have had Kavanaugh on their list.

Don’t try that hard. Trump wanted Kavanaugh because he thinks the president should be untouchable. That’s it.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:51:14am

re: #447 Single-handed sailor

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I’m really thinking his hatred of Clinton was some self loathing.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:52:30am

re: #450 Belafon

Don’t try that hard. Trump wanted Kavanaugh because he thinks the president should be untouchable. That’s it.

True, true.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:52:46am

re: #450 Belafon

Don’t try that hard. Trump wanted Kavanaugh because he thinks the a Republican president should be untouchable. That’s it.

FTFY

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:54:04am

re: #453 Blind Frog Belly White

FTFY

Yep. And that really is why Bush gave him his current job. He’s a GOP partisan hack through and through and this was the ultimate reward for that.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:55:30am

Kavanaugh is the face of why the GOP’s judicial philosophy is a big fat fucking lie.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:56:00am

re: #398 DodgerFan1988

Go back to the septic tank from where you came from, Ari Fleischer.

Oh, Ari’s just asking questions.

/

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:57:48am

re: #455 HappyWarrior

Kavanaugh is the face of why the GOP’s judicial philosophy is a big fat fucking lie.

trump is the face of why the GOP’s ostensible/campaigning governing philosophy is a big fat fucking lie

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William Lewis  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:58:23am

I was sitting here at work last night thinking about Kavanaugh and his religious beliefs as a Roman Catholic Christian. He’d really better hope the atheists are right. Because I can think of a Jewish woman from Nazareth that some think was a rape victim who.might just be happy to tell her son to toss Kavanaugh into hell.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 17, 2018 • 11:59:16am
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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:01:20pm

re: #459 Single-handed sailor

Retired President John Edwards is laughing right now. //

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:02:30pm

re: #459 Single-handed sailor

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Or maybe Erick forgot Eric Schneidermann who totally isn’t the New York AG anymore. And they’re not mere allegations you stupid toad. She talked about this early on in her relationship with husband, in 2012, and before Kavanaugh was picked by Trump but yeah poor widdle Brett Kavanaugh and his durnk skunk friend Judge. All your asshole Kavanaugh has as a character witness is a raging sexist homophobic asshole who is convinced gay priests are ruining Catholic academia in this country. Great character witness, maybe you should go fuck yourself Erick and stop calling yourself a man of God, you’re a man of the Gop but not the almighty.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:03:36pm

re: #460 Belafon

Retired President John Edwards is laughing right now. //

Along with Rep. Anthony Weiner, and NY State AG Elliot Spitzer, or is it Eric Schneiderman?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:05:19pm

re: #462 Blind Frog Belly White

Along with Rep. Anthony Weiner, and NY State AG Elliot Spitzer, or is it Eric Schneiderman?

That one Dem representative from Nevada too stepped down. Conservatives like Erick love to moralize about personal responsibility but it’s clear they mean it only for poor people especially poor PoC and women who have the misfortune of being raped by their party memebrs.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:06:46pm

The people who told us Treyvon Martin deserved to die because he had pot in his system are telling us that a teenage rapist should get to be on the Supreme Court because hey it happened years ago, let by gones be bygones. And just last month the Texas GOP attacked Beto O’Rourke for having a DWI recod and they’re attacking him for swearing on the campaign trail. Holy fuck, the right has no sense of decency or self awareness.

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ObserverArt  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:06:55pm

re: #439 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Fake pasted on decal bullet holes.

Still a fun image though.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:07:36pm

re: #463 HappyWarrior

That one Dem representative from Nevada too stepped down. Conservatives like Erick love to moralize about personal responsibility but it’s clear they mean it only for poor people especially poor PoC and women who have the misfortune of being raped by their party memebrs.

For at least a decade, Democrats accused of sexual misconduct have been resigning, and Republicans have been staying in office because “If it were a Democrat, they wouldn’t resign!”

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KGxvi  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:07:50pm

re: #458 William Lewis

I was sitting here at work last night thinking about Kavanaugh and his religious beliefs as a Roman Catholic Christian. He’d really better hope the atheists are right. Because I can think of a Jewish woman from Nazareth that some think was a rape victim who.might just be happy to tell her son to toss Kavanaugh into hell.

He’ll just make sure to take the anointing of the sick before he dies (assuming it’s not a sudden death). I mean if it was good enough for JFK and John Wayne. Or there’s always a plenary indulgence.

During it’s 2000 year history, the Catholic Church developed all sorts of loopholes for rich/powerful sinners.

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gwangung  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:08:15pm

re: #465 ObserverArt

Fake pasted on decal bullet holes..

Well, that’s because liberal gun owners are responsible gun users; they knew shooting up that sign would mean lots of collateral damage.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:08:37pm

My re: #466 Blind Frog Belly White

For at least a decade, Democrats accused of sexual misconduct have been resigning, and Republicans have been staying in office because “If it were a Democrat, they wouldn’t resign!”

Yep and the rubes buy every minute of it even though notice that Anthony Weiner is a mere punch line these days.

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Belafon  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:09:16pm

re: #468 gwangung

Well, that’s because liberal gun owners are responsible gun users; they knew shooting up that sign would mean lots of collateral damage.

I want a gun that shoots bullet hole stickers.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:10:07pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:10:30pm

re: #470 Belafon

I want a gun that shoots bullet hole stickers.

I snorked.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:10:33pm
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KGxvi  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:11:18pm

re: #466 Blind Frog Belly White

For at least a decade, Democrats accused of sexual misconduct have been resigning, and Republicans have been staying in office because “If it were a Democrat, they wouldn’t resign!”

It all goes back to Clinton.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:11:58pm

re: #464 HappyWarrior

The people who told us Treyvon Martin deserved to die because he had pot in his system are telling us that a teenage rapist should get to be on the Supreme Court because hey it happened years ago, let by gones be bygones. And just last month the Texas GOP attacked Beto O’Rourke for having a DWI recod and they’re attacking him for swearing on the campaign trail. Holy fuck, the right has no sense of decency or self awareness.

anything to get and maintain power
anything at all

thought question:
if the senate was say, 55-56 R’s would they still have supported Roy Moore?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:12:02pm
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plansbandc  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:13:01pm

re: #398 DodgerFan1988

As a matter of fact it should. Especially a fucking lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:13:23pm

re: #468 gwangung

Well, that’s because liberal gun owners are responsible gun users; they knew shooting up that sign would mean lots of collateral damage.

plus, ‘liberals’ know that the solution to every problem is not an actual gun

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jaunte  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:13:35pm
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Alephnaught  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:13:37pm

re: #459 Single-handed sailor

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Hang on. This stuff from Erickson about “the Dems will have fully weaponized mere allegations as a method to destroy credible nominees.”

Replàce “Dems” with “Republicans”, and “credible nominees” with “the Clintons”, and you have the entire Republican playbook from the early 90s onwards.

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KGxvi  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:13:46pm

re: #475 dangerman

anything to get and maintain power
anything at all

thought question:
if the senate was say, 55-56 R’s would they still have supported Roy Moore?

Considering that there’s no real difference between 51 and 59 in a Senate majority, I’d say yes they would.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:14:02pm

re: #133 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

I had no earthly notion who Mark Burnett was—is he famous for being married to Roma Downey? Anyway, I’ll take Patton Oswalt’s (and Alyson Hannigan’s) word on what went down….

Mark is the producer of Survivor and The Apprentice. He’s the one hiding all of Trump’s out takes and hot mic moments from the show where he reportedly used the n-word and demeaned women on set. That’s why he attacked Tom, because Tom has an episode of Viceland coming out dedicated to hunting for those tapes. Tom probably did provoke Mark as a publicity stunt, but it looks like Mark took the bait.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:14:33pm

re: #476 Blind Frog Belly White

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I’m sure in Erickson’s deluded little mind that he thinks the Dems asked Franken to resign just because they knew that someting like this would happen with a Republican. Trump made stupid jokes about Franken. Trump then stood by Roy Moore and now is with Kavanaugh who have been accused of far far worse. And honestly, I think the Dems did the right thing as much as I like Franken. I think it did show we’re interested in self-policing.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:15:20pm

re: #479 jaunte

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This guy really is the worst character witness Kavanaugh could have. A pathetic sexist old drunk.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:15:28pm

re: #442 GlutenFreeJesus

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DAMN!

THE GREATEST POST OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:15:55pm
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plansbandc  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:17:21pm

re: #483 HappyWarrior

It would be nice, some time, if doing the right thing didn’t screw the Dems.

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:17:35pm

re: #481 KGxvi

Considering that there’s no real difference between 51 and 59 in a Senate majority, I’d say yes they would.

well 51 is closer to losing it

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KGxvi  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:17:51pm

re: #480 Alephnaught

Hang on. This stuff from Erickson about “the Dems will have fully weaponized mere allegations as a method to destroy credible nominees.”

Replàce “Dems” with “Republicans”, and “credible nominees” with “the Clintons”, and you have the entire Republican playbook from the early 90s onwards.

If the Clintons were 25 years younger, and rose to prominence in say 2010 instead of 1992, I’m not sure Bill survives the accusations.

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KGxvi  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:19:32pm

re: #488 dangerman

well 51 is closer to losing it

Sure, but at 51 you control the committees and the agenda. You might have to do more to appease your more moderate caucus members, but nothing really changes until you get to 60 votes and can bypass cloture.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:22:52pm

re: #489 KGxvi

If the Clintons were 25 years younger, and rose to prominence in say 2010 instead of 1992, I’m not sure Bill survives the accusations.

I used to think that Bill Clinton was unlucky for becoming President at a time when people paid attention to politicians sexual misconduct, unlike, say JFK’s time.

Now I believe he was lucky not to be trying to become President now.

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MsJ  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:24:00pm

re: #331 Backwoods_Sleuth

HAHA

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dangerman  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:25:20pm

re: #490 KGxvi

Sure, but at 51 you control the committees and the agenda. You might have to do more to appease your more moderate caucus members, but nothing really changes until you get to 60 votes and can bypass cloture.

i was going somewhere else
suggesting that at 55 or 56, they wouldnt have needed to support someone like more so strongly. so i wonder what might have happened

down at 51, as you say, they pretty much had to

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MsJ  Sep 17, 2018 • 12:29:40pm

re: #350 Blind Frog Belly White

Turns out there may be some downside to convincing 35% of America that any poll that looks bad for your side must be fake:

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That’s 57% of 28% of republicans of which maybe 17% are strong trump voters.

That’s not a lot of peeps.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 17, 2018 • 1:52:03pm

re: #439 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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That and look at the size of those holes. That wasn’t a .22.


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