Not Tiny Desk, but an Incredibly Funky Simulation: Vulfpeck, “Lost My Treble Long Ago”

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VULFPECK /// Lost My Treble Long Ago
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Jack Stratton — mixer, drums
Theo Katzman — congas
Woody Goss — piano
Joe Dart — fender bass
Joey Dosik — saxophone
Cory Wong — guitar
Andre Cantave — engineer
Devin Kerr — mastering
Jake Hartsfield — camera

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1
Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 23, 2018 • 9:35:12pm

Oh I got a feeling that when I wake up at 5AM tomorrow I’ll check in and see that the Marmalade Shitcannon has been tweeting all night!

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 23, 2018 • 9:48:05pm
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BigPapa  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:19:04pm

Christina Blasey Ford’s name has only been in the public sphere for 7 days. Feels like a month.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:21:45pm

re: #3 BigPapa

Christina Blasey Ford’s name has only been in the public sphere for 7 days. Feels like a month.

Trump’s time in office so far feels like a decade.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:25:16pm

Ann seems triggered.

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can't think of a decent username  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:27:46pm

re: #5 wheat-dogg

Ann seems triggered.

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You ain’t kiddin’.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:29:02pm

This shit is honestly irritating as all hell. How the fuck does Joe Biden plan to run for President if he can’t even be honest with himself over his exact role in the Thomas confirmation hearings.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:30:26pm
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wheat-dogg  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:30:53pm

re: #6 can’t think of a decent username

You ain’t kiddin’.

Either someone close to her was once falsely (or rightfully) accused of rape/sexual assault, or she herself was a victim of it and she’s deflecting it. It seems to go beyond just a political reaction.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:31:09pm

Kavanaugh is an unsuitable candidate for reasons that go well beyond his personal history. This is unfortunately all turning into a distraction to kep us from asking about all the documents on him that are being kept from public scrutiny.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:32:42pm

Presented without comment:

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can't think of a decent username  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:37:32pm

re: #9 wheat-dogg

Either someone close to her was once falsely (or rightfully) accused of rape/sexual assault, or she herself was a victim of it and she’s deflecting it. It seems to go beyond just a political reaction.

She’s a Republican propagandist, and the GOP is going whole hog on rape apology and promotion. Consider her the Republican id, screaming in red-faced fury that white men are being thwarted.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:45:48pm

re: #5 wheat-dogg

Ann seems triggered.

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You’re the one who smeared 9/11 widows. Boo fucking hoo that we have judicial standards you self hating hag.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 23, 2018 • 10:59:07pm

I guess everyone is now spent and laying back relaxing with a cigarette.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 23, 2018 • 11:00:46pm
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Single-handed sailor  Sep 23, 2018 • 11:10:07pm

John Oliver just made me spit beer, “Meatballs are the anal beads of Italy.”

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 23, 2018 • 11:15:40pm

Honestly I’m still so angry about this bullshit.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 23, 2018 • 11:19:03pm
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fern01  Sep 23, 2018 • 11:40:24pm

re: #7 goddamnedfrank

This shit is honestly irritating as all hell. How the fuck does Joe Biden plan to run for President if he can’t even be honest with himself over his exact role in the Thomas confirmation hearings.

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Agreed - and while this might derail a SC nominee - it will also stop any attempt by Biden to run for President - not so bad - there are too many old white guys in government - the only time I will ever say it - on both sides.

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austin_blue  Sep 23, 2018 • 11:44:57pm

THEREZ ONLY ONE WAY TO SAVE THIZ NOMINATION! MOAR CALENDARZ!

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 23, 2018 • 11:53:11pm
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austin_blue  Sep 23, 2018 • 11:56:39pm

I am frankly amazed that nobody has looked into the baseball tickets. It’s such an outlier that somebody, somewhere, should have asked a simple question:

What the fuck?

It’s obviously not about baseball tickets. It’s about hidden money, or a purchased item, in huge quantities, as a fungible asset, being an obvious dodge moving money from point A to point B without the appearance of doing exactly that.

I’m still going with gambling debts.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 23, 2018 • 11:59:15pm

re: #22 austin_blue

I am frankly amazed that nobody has looked into the baseball tickets. It’s such an outlier that somebody, somewhere, should have asked a simple question:

What the fuck?

It’s obviously not about baseball tickets. It’s about hidden money, or a purchased item, in huge quantities, as a fungible asset, being an obvious dodge moving money from point A to point B without the appearance of doing exactly that.

Especially as Paul Manafort did the same thing. In the same amount.

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austin_blue  Sep 23, 2018 • 11:59:43pm

re: #21 Single-handed sailor

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I’m going to go with Cruz. It’s a much better ensemble for showing off his Doughboy ass.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:01:13am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:02:45am

re: #24 austin_blue

I’m going to go with Cruz. It’s a much better ensemble for showing off his Doughboy ass.

Ed Grimley was agreeable—to the point of psychosis.

Ted Cruz is disagreeable—to the point of psychosis.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:07:02am
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austin_blue  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:08:53am

re: #23 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Especially as Paul Manafort did the same thing. In the same amount.

Yes, and magically for Kavanaugh, the $200,000 debt appeared to magically disappear!

Maybe it was a super secret mortgage loan forgiveness program?

(No, wait, that makes no sense. You buy $200,000 of baseball tickets to incur debt, and then it magically disappears. Hmmm. The tickets are a tangible asset, but unless the Nats bought the tickets back, why was the debt incurred in the first place?)

It’s a puzzlement.

And I’m out. I’ll leave it to folks more knowledgable about money laundering to figure why Brett loved baseball so much. But that’s hinkey as shit.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:16:08am
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teleskiguy  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:21:29am
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ckkatz  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:33:31am

Reported, in Finland yesterday, a Russian shell company’s property which was alongside an important sea lane was just raided by Finnish police and military:

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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:41:50am

Women’s issue and Presidential indictments aside, it occurred to me that any election the Democrats win by a small margin, starting this November, especially if it involves a Senate seat, will be contested/litigated by the Republicans, and who will rule on this but Kavanagh. Who will get Trump out of the WH if he screams “rigged” but the Courts?

By having a GOP majority on SCOTUS you risk buttressing the possibility of permanent GOP rule, short of an actual revolution.

If the Dems manage to get a majority in the Chamber, their #1 priority should be to impeach Kavanaugh at once — even if he is not convicted in the Senate..

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:48:14am

re: #4 wheat-dogg

Trump’s time in office so far feels like a decade.

Decades. Seriously, decades.

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ckkatz  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:52:26am

re: #32 Lupin

Representative Nadler, recently tweeted that if the Senate Judiciary Committee will not ‘vet’ (investigate carefully and fully) Kavanaugh, the House Judiciary Committee would.

The implication being that the House of Representatives, if it changes to Democratic control after the November Elections, would conduct a thorough investigation.

Others should feel free to correct me, but I believe in the case of an impeachment, the House of Representatives acts as the prosecution and the Senate acts as the jury.

In the end, impeachment is a political rather than criminal process.

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ckkatz  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:59:27am

And I’m off to bed. It’s going to be a crazy week. Good night to all!

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sagehen  Sep 24, 2018 • 1:00:04am

re: #31 ckkatz

Reported, in Finland yesterday, a Russian shell company’s property which was alongside an important sea lane was just raided by Finnish police and military:

Company under searches confirmed as “Airiston Helmi” - widely believed to be as a Russian controlled shell company with very little real business. Been buying surplus Finnish navy vessels and properties next to strategic maritime lanes.

That’s… troublesome.

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ckkatz  Sep 24, 2018 • 1:07:46am

With all our US domestic craziness, there has been a lot going on elsewhere.

For example:

Russian citizen arrested for illegal intelligence-gathering in Norway
The man was detained at Oslo airport Friday evening by the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) on suspicion of illegal intelligence-gathering during a seminar at the Norwegian Parliament.
thebarentsobserver.com

And:

Impressive work from the GRU giving their agents consecutive passport numbers, so that if you acquire the database of Russian passport details you can basically identify GRU agents, which Russian news outlets are now doing…

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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 1:54:54am

re: #34 ckkatz

Representative Nadler, recently tweeted that if the Senate Judiciary Committee will not ‘vet’ (investigate carefully and fully) Kavanaugh, the House Judiciary Committee would.

The implication being that the House of Representatives, if it changes to Democratic control after the November Elections, would conduct a thorough investigation.

Others should feel free to correct me, but I believe in the case of an impeachment, the House of Representatives acts as the prosecution and the Senate acts as the jury.

In the end, impeachment is a political rather than criminal process.

I believe a SCOTUS judge was once impeached in 1804 but not convicted. Others more learned here will correct me or provide more information.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 24, 2018 • 1:57:52am
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Single-handed sailor  Sep 24, 2018 • 1:59:19am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 24, 2018 • 2:08:46am

Crude at $100 is the best possible news for Putin and petrodictators all over the world.

And high gas prices will have a much bigger impact on residents of rural areas with less access to alternative transportation.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 24, 2018 • 2:20:01am

re: #41 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Crude at $100 is the pest possible news for Putin and petrodictators all over the world.

And high gas prices will have a much bigger impact on residents of rural areas with less access to alternative transportation.

Yep, it will hit us pretty hard.

Off topic: noticed the guitar player in the vid is Cory Wong. He has recorded several times at my good friend’s studio in Wisconsin!

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 24, 2018 • 2:26:37am

re: #5 wheat-dogg

Ann seems triggered.

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Almost as vicious as Republicans refusing to vote on Merrick Garland. Almost.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 24, 2018 • 2:53:47am

re: #43 Patricia Kayden

Almost as vicious as Republicans refusing to vote on Merrick Garland. Almost.

Repubs can choose between backing down on Kavanaugh and losing votes among the base and supporting him and losing votes among the center

but the former option gets them a guaranteed Roe v Wade killer and supporter of Absolute Presidential Privelege

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steve_davis  Sep 24, 2018 • 3:00:09am

re: #11 wheat-dogg

Presented without comment:

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oh hell no. you had a beautiful pizza going there and then some jalapeno bird came and took a shit on one side.

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steve_davis  Sep 24, 2018 • 3:08:23am

re: #38 Lupin

I believe a SCOTUS judge was once impeached in 1804 but not convicted. Others more learned here will correct me or provide more information.

that would be John Marshall, impeached for dick-whipping Jefferson back at William and Mary during an alcohol-fueled party. It was all hushed up later.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 24, 2018 • 3:10:42am
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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 3:11:50am

re: #46 steve_davis

that would be John Marshall, impeached for dick-whipping Jefferson back at William and Mary during an alcohol-fueled party. It was all hushed up later.

According to wiki it was Samuel Chase. Never heard of him. He was impeached, then acquitted.

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Teukka  Sep 24, 2018 • 4:25:55am

re: #31 ckkatz

Reported, in Finland yesterday, a Russian shell company’s property which was alongside an important sea lane was just raided by Finnish police and military:

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Military is more than I’ve heard of, though the police and tax authorities has raided the place in a humongous case involving money laundering and tax fraud. There has been some speculation in local press about a national security angle, but nothing meaty on that bone (yet).
As in Sweden when the security services are involved, if SuoPo/SkyPo are involved, it can take time before it emerges fully.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 24, 2018 • 4:46:05am

re: #39 Single-handed sailor

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Winning!!!!

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 5:09:08am

while this idiotic game is playing out….

anybody remember Zoe Baird?
Kimba Wood?

both mere nominees for Attorney General

dem senate

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 5:32:23am

re: #34 ckkatz

Representative Nadler, recently tweeted that if the Senate Judiciary Committee will not ‘vet’ (investigate carefully and fully) Kavanaugh, the House Judiciary Committee would.

The implication being that the House of Representatives, if it changes to Democratic control after the November Elections, would conduct a thorough investigation.

Others should feel free to correct me, but I believe in the case of an impeachment, the House of Representatives acts as the prosecution and the Senate acts as the jury.

In the end, impeachment is a political rather than criminal process.

.
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yesterday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said that if Democrats capture Congress, they will continue to investigate Ford’s allegations. …to determine if Kavanaugh lied to the Senate, which is a felony and almost certainly an impeachable offense

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 5:33:10am

re: #38 Lupin

I believe a SCOTUS judge was once impeached in 1804 but not convicted. Others more learned here will correct me or provide more information.

Samuel Chase in 1805
acquitted by the Senate.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 24, 2018 • 5:37:05am
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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 5:37:54am

re: #9 wheat-dogg

Either someone close to her was once falsely (or rightfully) accused of rape/sexual assault, or she herself was a victim of it and she’s deflecting it. It seems to go beyond just a political reaction.

Uhm… She’s always like that. About everything. It’s all political. Everything. There is no humanity insider of her, just politics and hate.

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jeffreyw  Sep 24, 2018 • 5:43:51am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 24, 2018 • 5:48:49am

Tom Tomorrow’s latest…

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steve_davis  Sep 24, 2018 • 5:55:29am

re: #48 Lupin

According to wiki it was Samuel Chase. Never heard of him. He was impeached, then acquitted.

ah! so the jeffersonian dick-whipping was covered up. that doesn’t surprise me.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:00:27am

Cultists!!! They’re everywhere!!

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:09:29am

Pretty quiet out there…

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:09:39am
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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:20:26am

Also, how many calendars/doppelgangers are we up to?

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BigPapa  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:21:33am

Nicehole = a person who is super polite but still a raving asshole

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:23:45am

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. Ronan the accuser has unleashed yet more hell on Kavanaugh overnight, and the GOP has determined that Kavanaugh must be confirmed at any cost, including facts, logic, and rational thought.

Trump’s standing by his guy, which means… he’s toast:

Tilting the court for a generation to come is the price of being an accused sex predator nominated by a self admitted sex predator.

Where there’s smoke there’s nearly always fire, and it turns out that Kavanaugh was engaged in all kinds of debauchery during his high school and college days, some of which was in an alcoholic haze.

It should be noted that Kavanaugh was among those who proffered questions to Ken Starr to investigate Bill Clinton’s indiscretions. Kavanaugh should be required to answer all those questions - or their functional equivalents - under oath.

If he’s squeamish over things like his college drinking days, then there’s real trouble here for him.

And there’s still the question of how his debt suddenly disappeared.

But it’s not like the GOP doesn’t have a solution. Withdraw the nomination and replace with another cardboard cutout from the Heritage/Federalist list of someone who’ll do the same kinds of things as Kavanaugh would have done. Everyone else on that can’t be a sex predator (maybe?). Some might be religious nuts whose views on women (as a woman) might be even more disturbing - like Amy Coney Barrett. She thinks women should be more like handmaids - a real life Handmaid’s Tale proponent.

Of course, as a privileged elite, she isn’t going to feel the effects, but everyone else will.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:32:58am

LOL

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BigPapa  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:35:55am

So Kavanaugh took meticulous records of his schedule and still has this from 1982. So I expect he has records of his debts and how they’ve been recently paid off.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:39:13am
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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:44:31am

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

Words no man in a position of power wants to hear these days - Ronan Farrow on line 2.
Words women who have been abused want to hear - Ronan Farrow on line 2.

He has managed to do what so many others have been unwilling or incapable of doing - gaining trust of women who have been abused to tell their harrowing stories to the public, in order to keep others from being abused.

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Jay C  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:45:42am

re: #65 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

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So Trump, as usual, is “misremembering” - Rosenstein was one of the US Attorneys mass-fired by the Admin early on: he was one of the ones who were kept on; and promoted to DAG. I suppose it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Trump might not have known him personally (there a great many things Donald Trump doesn’t know), and that Jeff Sessions recommended him - though The Littlest Rebel might not have had that much acquaintance (?): he probably just noted that R.R. was a Republican, and that was good enough. Too bad for them he turned out to be an honest one.

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:47:01am

re: #68 lawhawk

Words no man in a position of power wants to hear these days - Ronan Farrow on line 2.
Words women who have been abused want to hear - Ronan Farrow on line 2.

He has managed to do what so many others have been unwilling or incapable of doing - gaining trust of women who have been abused to tell their harrowing stories to the public, in order to keep others from being abused.

I think having Jane Mayer working with him has accomplished a lot of that.

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plansbandc  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:47:38am

re: #33 Patricia Kayden

I used to look super young for my age. Now I look way older. He’s killing me a bit more every day he’s in office.

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Kilroy was here  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:52:58am
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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:53:49am

re: #68 lawhawk

Words no man in a position of power wants to hear these days - Ronan Farrow on line 2.

Live your life as though Ronan will know everything about your life.

Because, really, he probably already does know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:54:15am
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:58:07am

re: #69 Jay C

So Trump, as usual, is “misremembering” - Rosenstein was one of the US Attorneys mass-fired by the Admin early on: he was one of the ones who were kept on; and promoted to DAG. I suppose it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Trump might not have known him personally (there a great many things Donald Trump doesn’t know), and that Jeff Sessions recommended him - though The Littlest Rebel might not have had that much acquaintance (?): he probably just noted that R.R. was a Republican, and that was good enough. Too bad for them he turned out to be an honest one.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:58:44am

jeebus

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 24, 2018 • 6:59:23am

re: #72 Kilroy was here

You just made me enjoy something with Kellyanne Conway in it.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:00:27am

re: #65 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

Trump on his nomination of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: “He was hired by Jeff Sessions. I was not involved in that process. Because they go out and get their own deputies…Jeff Sessions hired him.”

gosh wikipedia is inconvenient

President Donald Trump nominated Rosenstein to serve as Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice on February 1, 2017. He was one of the 46 United States Attorneys ordered on March 10, 2017, to resign by Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Trump declined his resignation. Rosenstein was confirmed by the Senate on April 25, 2017, by a vote of 94-6.

do i gotta bold the whole thing?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:01:03am
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Jay C  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:02:52am

re: #78 dangerman

gosh wikipedia is inconvenient

do i gotta bold the whole thing?

Naaah, the bogosity of the statement is obvious: it’s attributed to “Trump”…..

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:02:55am

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

I completely disagree with King’s statement, but his statement wasn’t that all men have committed sexual assault, but that all men will be accused of it.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:05:43am

re: #81 Belafon

Rep. Steve King: “No man will ever qualify for the Supreme Court” if being ** accused of sexual assault is “new standard”

I completely disagree with King’s statement, but his statement wasn’t that all men have committed sexual assault, but that all men will be accused of it.

** add the word “credibly”, and i’d agree
and that SHOULD be disqualifying

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:06:20am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:06:32am

[Can’t find this tweet right now:
[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

]

The deleted tweet involved a different Debbie Ramirez who apparently got a Soros (drink!) fellowship

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:06:35am

re: #82 dangerman

** add the word “credibly”, and i’d agree
and that SHOULD be disqualifying

Yep.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:08:25am

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

It seems that the original tweet is gone. What was it about?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:08:33am

King’s Statement is just absurd especially considering just last year Gorsuch managed to get by without a sexual assault accusation. I think Gorsuch is terrible but that’s another story. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, & I seriously wonder about Steve King’s past & present given how he talks.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:09:50am

re: #86 Belafon

From the replies, I believe it was “SOROS!!!11ty”

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:10:49am

re: #88 Sufficient unto the day…

From the replies, I believe it was “SOROS!!!11ty”

Cruz brought up Soros at the debate, so yeah, we’re going to keep doing it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:14:32am

re: #86 Belafon

It seems that the original tweet is gone. What was it about?

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sagehen  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:14:44am

re: #83 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

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So Mike Pence’s rules about never be alone with a woman, never go to an event with alcohol unless his wife is there —

Is Mother’s presence to protect him from false accusations, or because she’s needed to prevent him actually doing such things?

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:15:59am

It was that smarmy asshole John Fund. I thought he died, but he’s apparently come back to haunt us.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:16:15am

God get over Soros already especially when you have people like the Koch’s, Mercer’s, & Adelson sugar daddying right wing pols and causes.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:17:14am

re: #92 makeitstop

It was that smarmy asshole John Fund. I thought he died, but he’s apparently come back to haunt us.

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NRO are scumbags, reason #689, seriously even if this was true, so the fuck WHAT.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:25:58am

re: #92 makeitstop

It was that smarmy asshole John Fund. I thought he died, but he’s apparently come back to haunt us.

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Ah the same John Fund who not only forced a woman to get an abortion—he got her daughter pregnant too and also forced her to have an abortion.

Such a fine Xtian Man!

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:26:01am

re: #87 HappyWarrior

King’s Statement is just absurd especially considering just last year Gorsuch managed to get by without a sexual assault accusation. I think Gorsuch is terrible but that’s another story. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, & I seriously wonder about Steve King’s past & present given how he talks.

without the benefit of verification, i’ll go out on a limb and say all the supreme court justices in the last 118 years managed to get by without a sexual assault accusation.

save one

and if kavanaugh is somehow confirmed that will make 2 of the current court make up, or around 22%. Both nominated by a republican president

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:27:20am

re: #95 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah the same John Fund who not only forced a woman to get an abortion—he got her daughter pregnant too and also forced her to have an abortion.

Such a fine Xtian Man!

Another sterling moral arbitrater at National Retrogrades Online.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:28:13am

re: #96 dangerman

without the benefit of verification, i’ll go out on a limb and say all the supreme court justices in the last 118 years managed to get by without a sexual assault accusation.

save one

and if kavanaugh is somehow confirmed that will make 2 of the current court make up, or around 22%. Both nominated by a republican president

Exactly. That they ignore this really says to me the don’t give a shit about the opinions of women just what their paymasters want.

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Jay C  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:31:02am

re: #98 HappyWarrior

Exactly. That they ignore this really says to me the don’t give a shit about the opinions of women anybody just what their paymasters want.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:32:08am

im not gonna get any work done today, am i?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:33:17am

I like how everyone’s political history is means to scrutinize them and their motives but Kavanaugh’s history as a partisan operative means notta. He used the umpire analogy but Kav is the umpire who recently played for the other team and has a strong affinity for that team. He’s not a good judge and he’s definitely not a good person. Just saying he is doesn’t make it so. At the very least, he’s got serious problems with booze.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:33:38am

re: #99 Jay C

True true but especially women.

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:38:53am

And in other news…

Oh, Junior. It must suck to have a pending indictment hanging over your head. Womp womp.

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sagehen  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:39:46am

re: #92 makeitstop

It was that smarmy asshole John Fund. I thought he died, but he’s apparently come back to haunt us.

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If there’s that many Deborah Ramirezes, Kris Kobach would like them all stricken from the voting rolls in their various States and accused of voting fraud.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:43:33am

re: #103 makeitstop

And in other news…

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Oh, Junior. It must suck to have a pending indictment hanging over your head. Womp womp.

Oh no Donerbley will be done if he goes to prison.//

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:44:44am

re: #103 makeitstop

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:45:42am

Rosenstein is out.

Addendum:

OR NOT!

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:46:05am

re: #107 lawhawk

Rosenstein is out.

Friday news dump is starting early

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:46:21am
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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:46:45am

And there’s an ongoing investigation in Maryland… into Kavanaugh:

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:47:19am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:48:32am

re: #107 lawhawk

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Rosenstein is out.

Holy shit. Here we go.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:48:42am

re: #101 HappyWarrior

I like how everyone’s political history is means to scrutinize them and their motives but Kavanaugh’s history as a partisan operative means notta. He used the umpire analogy but Kav is the umpire who recently played for the other team and has a strong affinity for that team. He’s not a good judge and he’s definitely not a good person. Just saying he is doesn’t make it so. At the very least, he’s got serious problems with booze.

his reputation and character are not “untarnished and impeccable”

what they are is whitewashed

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Interesting Times  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:48:44am

o.O

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:49:19am

re: #110 lawhawk

And there’s an ongoing investigation in Maryland… into Kavanaugh:

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Plot thickens.

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Jay C  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:49:42am

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Holy shit. Here we go.

“October Surprise” coming early?

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:49:55am

Axios jumped the gun? Rosenstein thinks he’s going to get fired, so wanted to get the jump on the conditions of his exit?

At this point, the ratfucking Trumpworld will say/do anything to continue existing outside of prison, so they’ll screw anyone and everyone relating to the ongoing Mueller investigation. It wouldn’t surprise me that this was another one of those kinds of leaks.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:50:06am

re: #114 Interesting Times

o.O

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Oh they will Mike for the simple reason she’s accusing the Golden Boy.

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retired cynic  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:50:46am

Just heard Axios is claiming that Rosenstein has resigned. On NPR. Says no other sources besides Axios.

Sorry if I am behind, or if I’m out over my skis!

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retired cynic  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:51:09am

AP is now backing Axios.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:51:18am

re: #116 Jay C

“October Surprise” coming early?

I dunno. But I think ending the Mueller investigation would guarantee a Dem landslide and a full out Congressional investigation but still we need Mueller. He knows his shit.

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:51:38am

re: #117 lawhawk

Axios jumped the gun? Rosenstein thinks he’s going to get fired, so wanted to get the jump on the conditions of his exit?

At this point, the ratfucking Trumpworld will say/do anything to continue existing outside of prison, so they’ll screw anyone and everyone relating to the ongoing Mueller investigation. It wouldn’t surprise me that this was another one of those kinds of leaks.

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:52:10am

re: #120 retired cynic

AP is now backing Axios.

Apparently MSNBC is, as well.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:52:45am

re: #114 Interesting Times

Doesn’t matter - we’ve already seen Trump slag the intelligence community when it suits him, which is always.

Trump got caught dead to rights for engaging with Russian foreign agents to further his political ambitions and didnt’ report his meetings with those Russians to the FBI. That was a federal felony from which everything else flows.

Trump’s attacked the intelligence community ever since, and he knows that. He’s gone after Strzok, Page, and Ohr, notably because they’re effective at counter intelligence and figuring out who might be compromised and complicit.

It wont matter that this new accuser has a sterling record and clearances. The GOP noise machine will attack and seek to destroy, because the GOP has the SCT in its grasp.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:52:49am

God there are times when I just want to get to a small beach side cottage & write by the beach by day and by night smoke & drink and listen to music.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:53:06am

re: #100 dangerman

im not gonna get any work done today, am i?

20 lousy stinking minutes ago…..

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:53:37am

re: #125 HappyWarrior

God there are times when I just want to get to a small beach side cottage & write by the beach by day and by night smoke & drink and listen to music.

Collect the infinity stones first.

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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:53:56am

How does the DOJ work? Surely #3 now becomes #2, no? Who is #3?

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:53:59am
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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:54:18am

re: #127 Belafon

Snap to it.

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:54:22am
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retired cynic  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:54:56am

Bloomberg reporting WH has accepted the resignation.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:55:02am

re: #127 Belafon

Collect the infinity stones first.

Haha I know. Man.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:56:05am
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CongoJack  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:57:00am

re: #129 lawhawk

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re: #132 retired cynic

Bloomberg reporting WH has accepted the resignation.

Why not make them fire him? Does he lose his pension etc if he is fired but gets to keep them if he quits?

I assume there is going to be a huge Mueller info dump this week and possible indictments of …. *checks notes*… all things Trump.

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Alephnaught  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:57:38am

re: #122 MsJ

What is this in reference to?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:57:40am

re: #128 Lupin

How does the DOJ work? Surely #3 now becomes #2, no? Who is #3?

I think Solicitor General would be becoming acting number 2. We could be looking at Saturday Night Massacre (when Nixon fired Cox, & Richardson/Ruckelhaus resigned after refusing to and Bork ultimately did.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:58:48am

re: #136 Alephnaught

The Times went with unsourced and questionable allegations that Rosenstein wanted to wear a wire or pursue 25A against Trump. Others who have weighed in indicated that Rosenstein was being sarcastic, and didn’t intend to follow through with either.

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CongoJack  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:59:12am

Just heard (listening to Stephanie Miller) that Miller is planning on making the WH fire him. Is it true? Dunno… just listening to progressive radio in the morning :).

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 7:59:35am

Hopefully, Mueller has succeeded in farming out enough of this case to keep it going.

Holy Jesus, Trump has made a total hash of this week, and it ain’t even noon yet.

Does Rosenstein’s successor need to be confirmed? Asking for millions of Americans…

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CongoJack  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:00:14am

re: #139 CongoJack

Just heard (listening to Stephanie Miller) that Miller is planning on making the WH fire him. Is it true? Dunno… just listening to progressive radio in the morning :).

Uh… … that Rosenstein is planning on making the WH fire him.

My brain is mush on Monday.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:01:15am

re: #141 CongoJack

Uh… … that Rosenstein is planning on making the WH fire him.

My brain is mush on Monday.

Seems he’s resigning. I was confused by your first because Stephen Miller is only leaving with Trump hopefully sharing handcuffs.

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mmmirele  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:01:23am

re: #111 MsJ

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:01:48am

re: #129 lawhawk

It would be unusual for The Yam to fire someone face to face, though.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:01:59am
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Alephnaught  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:02:36am

re: #140 makeitstop

Hopefully, Mueller has succeeded in farming out enough of this case to keep it going.

Holy Jesus, Trump has made a total hash of this week, and it ain’t even noon yet.

Does Rosenstein’s successor need to be confirmed? Asking for millions of Americans…

From #107

Anyone know anything about Noel Francisco?

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:03:56am

Looks like Rick Wilson knew about this last night…

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CongoJack  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:04:17am

re: #146 Alephnaught

From #107

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Anyone know anything about Noel Francisco?

Someone is going to pop up on the searched today on Google. This is anxiety inducing.

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:05:06am

re: #136 Alephnaught

What is this in reference to?

An article the NYT had last Friday, I believe, that Rosenstein made comments about taping trump and the 25th amendment. It was later shown that the comments were made in jest - by people in the room (WaPo and others reported it).

It was apparently prosecutor black humor that the NYT wrote as fact.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:05:33am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:05:41am

re: #146 Alephnaught

From #107

Anyone know anything about Noel Francisco?

“Why won’t Noel whatisname fire crooked Mueller? I never would have appointed him if he wasn’t going to fire The Hoax Russia investigation.”

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sagehen  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:05:48am

New Yorker’s Mayer: Ramirez Was Not Initial Source—Other Yale Grads Were
talkingpointsmemo.com

“She didn’t come forward with it,” Mayer said Monday on NBC’s “Today.” “What happened was, the classmates at Yale were talking to each other about it, they were emailing about it. We’ve seen the emails, back in July before Christine Blasey Ford came forward, and eventually the word of it spread.”

“It spread to the Senate. It spread to the media,” she continued. “And [we] reached out to her. After giving it really careful consideration for six days, she decided to talk to [Ronan Farrow].”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:05:52am

re: #146 Alephnaught

From #107

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Anyone know anything about Noel Francisco?

Clerked for Scalia. Worked on Bush campaign’s recount team and later office of counsel in 2001. Barely confirmed 50-47. University of Chicago law alum.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:06:37am

re: #144 Sir John Barron

It would be unusual for The Yam to fire someone face to face, though.

Kelly will do it.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:06:51am

re: #150 lawhawk

So…conflicting reports

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:06:52am

re: #152 sagehen

New Yorker’s Mayer: Ramirez Was Not Initial Source—Other Yale Grads Were
talkingpointsmemo.com

“She didn’t come forward with it,” Mayer said Monday on NBC’s “Today.” “What happened was, the classmates at Yale were talking to each other about it, they were emailing about it. We’ve seen the emails, back in July before Christine Blasey Ford came forward, and eventually the word of it spread.”

“It spread to the Senate. It spread to the media,” she continued. “And [we] reached out to her. After giving it really careful consideration for six days, she decided to talk to [Ronan Farrow].”

Not looking good for Blackout Brett/ Judge Dickface.

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Interesting Times  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:06:58am

re: #146 Alephnaught

Anyone know anything about Noel Francisco?

Well, there’s this, which doesn’t sound good:

Francisco is basically saying the Constitution gives the president the authority to dismiss all officials who have power under the executive branch. That could, most conspicuously, give Trump a legal way to oust Mueller.

But then again (from the same article), there’s also this:

And yet Francisco did dine with Rosenstein and Sessions in March shortly after Trump slammed Sessions on Twitter for kicking the investigation of what Trump and his allies see as the FBI’s mishandling of the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to the inspector general.

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Jay C  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:09:11am

re: #136 Alephnaught

re: #138 lawhawk

Basically, the Times published gossip on their front page that makes Rosenstein look bad (and biased) - and would give Trump a handy excuse to can him.

“Journalistic malpractice” doesn’t begin to cover it…..

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:09:30am

re: #138 lawhawk

The Times went with unsourced and questionable allegations that Rosenstein wanted to wear a wire or pursue 25A against Trump. Others who have weighed in indicated that Rosenstein was being sarcastic, and didn’t intend to follow through with either.

Heard one of the reporters on Morning Joe insist that Rosenstein wasn’t being sarcastic, so who knows.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:09:38am

I’m actually surprised it’s taken this long for the Yam to fire Rosenstein/Mueller, end the investigation anyway he can. 90% of the GOP is already in his pocket.

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Interesting Times  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:10:24am

re: #154 Big Beautiful Door

Kelly will do it.

At this point, Rosenstein might as well say “fuck it” and go full Omarosa.

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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:10:32am

Does it matter if he resigned or got fired? Does it impact the line of succession?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:10:54am

re: #161 Interesting Times

At this point, Rosenstein might as well say “fuck it” and go full Omarosa.

He should. Humiliate the Yam.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:11:14am

re: #162 Lupin

Does it matter if he resigned or got fired? Does it impact the line of succession?

No. My bad.

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calochortus  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:11:27am

re: #162 Lupin

Does it matter if he resigned or got fired? Does it impact the line of succession?

I think so. Resignation means Trump gets to appoint a successor. Firing means the guy below him moves up.

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b.d.(true to form)  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:11:29am

re: #162 Lupin

Does it matter if he resigned or got fired? Does it impact the line of succession?

Yes….very much so.

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b.d.(true to form)  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:11:54am

re: #166 b.d.(true to form)

Yes….very much so.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:11:58am

re: #161 Interesting Times

At this point, Rosenstein might as well say “fuck it” and go full Omarosa.

During Infrastructure Week?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:12:16am

re: #165 calochortus

I think so. Resignation means Trump gets to appoint a successor. Firing means the guy below him moves up.

Yeah I think you may be right.

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:12:16am

WaPo just sent me a notification that Rosenstein offered his resignation.

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Broad With Sass  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:12:44am

re: #162 Lupin

It does matter, resignation means he can be replaced under the Vacancies Act
fired means it involves a hearing to replace as deputy AG….IG would take over the investigation but as IG

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:13:12am

re: #160 Sir John Barron

I’m actually surprised it’s taken this long for the Yam to fire Rosenstein/Mueller, end the investigation anyway he can. 90% of the GOP is already in his pocket.

The reason Hannity warned him not to do that is that the firestorm could turn the Blue Wave into a Tsunami. Right now the GOP still has a chance of retaining control of Both the House and the Senate. If they lose control of either, the Democrats will pick up Mueller’s investigation where he left off, and if the Democrats gain control of both, that will double the investigations.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:13:57am

re: #172 Big Beautiful Door

The reason hannity warned him not to do that is that the firestorm could turn the Blue Wave into a Tsunami. Right now the GOP still has a chance of retaining control of Both the House and the Senate. If they lose control of either, the Democrats will pick up Mueller’s investigation where he left off, and if the Democrats gain control of both, that will double the investigations.

And Hannity as stupid as he is definitely sees that.

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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:14:46am

re: #171 Broad With Sass

It does matter, resignation means he can be replaced under the Vacancies Act
fired means it involves a hearing to replace as deputy AG….IG would take over the investigation but as IG

And what is the best pro-Mueller option? (IYHO)

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:15:11am
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Shropshire Slasher  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:15:27am

Damn, two years short of a full retirement.

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:15:34am

re: #172 Big Beautiful Door

The reason Hannity warned him not to do that is that the firestorm could turn the Blue Wave into a Tsunami. Right now the GOP still has a chance of retaining control of Both the House and the Senate. If they lose control of either, the Democrats will pick up Mueller’s investigation where he left off, and if the Democrats gain control of both, that will double the investigations.

Which actually reinforces my thoughts that there will be widespread election fucking going on. There is no way Republicans would do all the shit they are doing when the vast majority of Americans do not want them to. From taxes to healthcare to Russia. They have to know they would be tsunami’d out of power for a generation but for stealing elections - which they have done before (See GA in the last election, for example).

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:15:51am

Just one boring day.

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plansbandc  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:16:39am

Yep. This country is about to be purely fucked for good.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:16:50am

Thank Dog its Friday, its been a helluva news week!

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Chrysicat  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:17:03am

Unless I’m highly mistaken, Dems now need to take the Senate and initiate an Independent Counsel Statute because the Rs will let their king continue to reign once Mueller’s fired.

Is there another option at this point?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:17:22am

re: #177 MsJ

Which actually reinforces my thoughts that there will be widespread election fucking going on. There is no way Republicans would do all the shit they are doing when the vast majority of Americans do not want them to. From taxes to healthcare to Russia. They have to know they would be tsunami’d out of power for a generation but for stealing elections - which they have done before (See GA in the last election, for example).

I have no idea but yeah you think there would be caution. Hopefully it’s arrogance and nothing more.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:17:24am

re: #177 MsJ

Which actually reinforces my thoughts that there will be widespread election fucking going on. There is no way Republicans would do all the shit they are doing when the vast majority of Americans do not want them to. From taxes to healthcare to Russia. They have to know they would be tsunami’d out of power for a generation but for stealing elections - which they have done before (See GA in the last election, for example).

They’re counting on Fox propaganda plus gerrymandering to be enough.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:17:39am

Another day, another Friday Night Toilet Flush…

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plansbandc  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:19:55am

I don’t think the New York Times is gonna care for my tweet to them.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:20:33am

re: #181 Chrysicat

Unless I’m highly mistaken, Dems now need to take the Senate and initiate an Independent Counsel Statute because the Rs will let their king continue to reign once Mueller’s fired.

Is there another option at this point?

Trump would veto that; the option is that the Democrats can investigate themselves as long as they win control of at least one house of Congress.

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can't think of a decent username  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:21:00am

re: #177 MsJ

Which actually reinforces my thoughts that there will be widespread election fucking going on. There is no way Republicans would do all the shit they are doing when the vast majority of Americans do not want them to. From taxes to healthcare to Russia. They have to know they would be tsunami’d out of power for a generation but for stealing elections - which they have done before (See GA in the last election, for example).

We should remember that the Republicans in office right now aren’t the sober, calculating Republicans we remember from the Ancient Days. At this point, they’re all Teabaggers. They unironically believe bad news is FAKENEWS. They’re the guys who watched Karl Robe get bit in the ass by The Math, and still doubled down on it. These are people who believe the power fantasies in their heads are true. The fact that they’re confident they can’t be beat, no matter what they do, doesn’t mean they can’t actually be beat.

(Though I also suspect Russian ratfucking to carry the day for them. I’m a pessimist at heart, and my pessimism is very rarely wrong.)

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sagehen  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:21:42am

re: #174 Lupin

And what is the best pro-Mueller option? (IYHO)

If Trump gets to move somebody confirmed for some other job into the position, it could be Betsy DeVos or Ben Carson or just any servile whack job who knows nothing about anything.

Noel Francisco is a right wing lawyer, from the same right-wing-lawyer swamp as Kavanaugh… but he’s also a lawyer who went to a good school and knows enough history to maybe not want to be the Robert Bork of Stupid Watergate.

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sagehen  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:24:29am

re: #184 Joe Bacon 🌹

Another day, another Friday Night Toilet Flush…

And it’s not even lunchtime.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:25:06am

On another feel good matter which I don’t know if its been mentioned yet, James Woods has been suspended from Twitter until he deletes a misleading tweet, and he refuses to do so because it violated his RAHTS! Make a stand James; don’t ever tweet again!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:26:35am

re: #190 Big Beautiful Door

On another feel good matter which I don’t know if its been mentioned yet, James Woods has been suspended from Twitter until he deletes a misleading tweet, and he refuses to do so because it violated his RAHTS! Make a stand James; don’t ever tweet again!

What an old drama queen.

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Jay C  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:26:37am

re: #183 Belafon

They’re counting on Fox propaganda plus gerrymandering to be enough.

Well, that’s only going to work with a minority of voters: up til now, the actual size of that minority has been carefully camouflaged by the RW media (and magnified by the fact that they tend to vote, predictably, in large blocs). But there’s always the downside that Trump and the GOP too-obviously fucking with a serious and well-run (and productive) investigation like Mueller’s - because they are guilty - is going to piss off the actual majority of the electorate enough that gerrymandering isn’t going to help them.

I’m unclear on the details (maths iz hard) - but I think a lot of GOP redistricting/gerrymandering in many states was based on tweaking small percentages of R/D- leaning voters, and that the downside of that is that a true “wave” breaking the other way will cause them to lose more districts than they otherwise might. At least for a “wave election”.
Clarification will be appreciated.

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calochortus  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:27:05am

Gah. How am I supposed to get anything done today? I’ve got housework and errands and other stuff that doesn’t lend itself to staring at a computer screen.
On the other hand, maybe that’s a good thing. Staring at the computer screen couldn’t be good for my blood pressure (with which there is nothing wrong-but that could all change.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:27:05am

the moron isn’t even at the White House

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:28:54am

Merrick Garland would like a word, Lindsey…

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:29:21am

Someone does need to start tweeting about how this firing won’t distract us from Kavanaugh, no matter how much Trump tries to change the subject.

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Chrysicat  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:29:34am

re: #193 calochortus

Gah. How am I supposed to get anything done today? I’ve got housework and errands and other stuff that doesn’t lend itself to staring at a computer screen.
On the other hand, maybe that’s a good thing. Staring at the computer screen couldn’t be good for my blood pressure (with which there is nothing wrong-but that could all change.)

Are you even sure you’d be able to get the errands done anyway? People have been warning about a general strike should Mueller be fired, for nearly 2 years. So you may have people blocking your path to every business’s door, or even blocking the roads.

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calochortus  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:29:44am

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now I’m totally confused, so it’s probably a good thing I won’t be following the blow by blow action.

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retired cynic  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:29:47am

re: #95 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ah the same John Fund who not only forced a woman to get an abortion—he got her daughter pregnant too and also forced her to have an abortion.

Such a fine Xtian Man!

According to Eric Alterman in the Nation, that is probably not true. Disgusting as Fund is. thenation.com

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:30:03am

re: #194 Backwoods_Sleuth

the moron isn’t even at the White House

“Drugs are bad, OK, they come over from Mexico. Build a Big Wall and no drugs. Glad we’re in NYC where I have the tallest building in the City after that other event.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:30:39am

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Merrick Garland would like a word, Lindsey…

Dude you were ready to hold up anyone HRC nominated. Kindly go fuck yourself with Kavanaugh’s little dick.

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calochortus  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:31:00am

re: #197 Chrysicat

Are you even sure you’d be able to get the errands done anyway? People have been warning about a general strike should Mueller be fired, for nearly 2 years. So you may have people blocking your path to every business’s door, or even blocking the roads.

I’d better do them now then-Mueller hasn’t been fired…yet.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:31:21am

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

Merrick Garland would like a word, Lindsey…

“It’s a total collapse of the system where Republicans get their way” is what he means.

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plansbandc  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:32:02am

re: #201 HappyWarrior

He’d like that too much.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:34:43am

re: #192 Jay C

Well, that’s only going to work with a minority of voters: up til now, the actual size of that minority has been carefully camouflaged by the RW media (and magnified by the fact that they tend to vote, predictably, in large blocs). But there’s always the downside that Trump and the GOP too-obviously fucking with a serious and well-run (and productive) investigation like Mueller’s - because they are guilty - is going to piss off the actual majority of the electorate enough that gerrymandering isn’t going to help them.

I’m unclear on the details (maths iz hard) - but I think a lot of GOP redistricting/gerrymandering in many states was based on tweaking small percentages of R/D- leaning voters, and that the downside of that is that a true “wave” breaking the other way will cause them to lose more districts than they otherwise might. At least for a “wave election”.
Clarification will be appreciated.

Gerrymandering comes in two flavors, “packing” and “cracking”. Packing means packing every voter of the other party you can into one district so that the districts around it only have voters of your party; “cracking” involves spreading the other party’s voters into as many districts as possible so that they are a minority in all of them. The danger of trying to maximize the number of districts you win this way is that you leave yourself with a large enough margin in a normal election, but a wave election might overwhelm a lot of your districts.

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calochortus  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:36:24am

So I’m off to do stuff. Be assured that I’ll BBL.

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sagehen  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:36:34am

re-upping

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Here are the actions Donald Trump could take that would set these protests in motion:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:37:36am
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Jay C  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:39:00am

re: #203 Belafon

“It’s a total collapse of the system where Republicans get their way” is what he means.

Precisely. Justice Neil Gorsuch went through a “normal” conformation process, what? 18 months ago? And most of the Dem opposition was based on his judicial record. Then. What’s the difference now? Maybe it’s that Gorsuch wasn’t Judge Drunky McRapesleaze? With GOP Senators obsessed with pushing him though regardless of procedure?

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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:39:14am

So far the only rampart against the encroaching Caligula has been the courts, the judicial branch, including civil litigation à la Avenetti. Once they seize that (as they’re just about to do), frankly I’m not sure how much elections will matter and what other cards you guys have to play. Not optimistic.

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:39:21am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:40:31am
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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:40:34am
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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:40:41am

I’m prone on reminding people that the Chilean Supreme Court, all honorable lawyers once, I’m sure, pretty much found a legal way to justify everything Pinochet did or wanted to do.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:41:02am

re: #195 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Merrick Garland would like a word, Lindsey…

No, you don’t get it. They didn’t even start the confirmation process for Garland, so there was nothing to collapse. Duh.

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:41:48am

Wilson seems to think this is a set up - and he may know more about this than what’s public right now…

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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:42:45am

I think today you guys are getting a frisson of what life in a less democratic country is like. Not the knock on the door, but…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:43:42am

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and that Iran would “severely punish” those behind the bloodshed.

The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards also accused the United States and Israel of involvement in the attack and he said they should expect a devastating response from Tehran.

In the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, thousands packed the streets to mourn the victims of Saturday’s assault, many chanting “Death to Israel and America”. Twelve members of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were among the 25 dead.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:44:28am

re: #190 Big Beautiful Door

On another feel good matter which I don’t know if its been mentioned yet, James Woods has been suspended from Twitter until he deletes a misleading tweet, and he refuses to do so because it violated his RAHTS! Make a stand James; don’t ever tweet again!

Lol! When will folks figure out that Twitter is a privately owned business. They can ban whoever they want for even silly reasons.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:45:39am

re: #210 Lupin

So far the only rampart against the encroaching Caligula has been the courts, the judicial branch, including civil litigation à la Avenetti. Once they seize that (as they’re just about to do), frankly I’m not sure how much elections will matter and what other cards you guys have to play. Not optimistic.

I remain optimistic; we have weathered worse crises than this before. There are still plenty of Obama and Clinton appointees on the bench, and even honorable Bush appointees (one of them was my Con Law professor), and Trump can’t replace them unless they retire or die.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:45:52am

re: #210 Lupin

This is why elections matter. Yet I still read idiots decrying “corporate Dems” and demonizing Hillary Clinton. Ugh.

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plansbandc  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:47:24am

It boggles my mind daily that millions of people do not understand what free speech means. God, we are a moronic country.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:49:56am

re: #221 Patricia Kayden

This is why elections matter. Yet I still read idiots decrying “corporate Dems” and demonizing Hillary Clinton. Ugh.

Revolution delusions over reality sigh.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:50:41am

re: #222 plansbandc

It boggles my mind daily that millions of people do not understand what free speech means. God, we are a moronic country.

They just heard free speech and missed the fine print.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:52:19am

re: #222 plansbandc

It boggles my mind daily that millions of people do not understand what free speech means. God, we are a moronic country.

Well, it’s acutally kind of complicated now, but we have failed to properly teach it. Think about what we want: Twitter is a private company, and can ban who it wants, but it can’t ban people just based on their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation; but, the President, who uses it, cannot block people.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:53:34am

Trump’s in NYC. Rosenstein is going to the WH.

Because Trump’s a weasel who can’t fire anyone directly.

So, if he’s getting fired, it’ll be done by Kelly.

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:53:36am

Next question - what if Rosenstein demands to be fired and the White House refuses?

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:54:27am
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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:55:09am

re: #226 lawhawk

Trump’s in NYC. Rosenstein is going to the WH.

Because Trump’s a weasel who can’t fire anyone directly.

So, if he’s getting fired, it’ll be done by Kelly.

Or Pence.

Point stands, though. The Big Tough Guy doesn’t have the balls to fire anyone face to face, unless it was on his fake-ass TV show.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:55:19am
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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:57:03am

re: #227 makeitstop

Next question - what if Rosenstein demands to be fired and the White House refuses?

If he won’t resign and they don’t fire him, he remains in his position.

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ObserverArt  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:57:33am

Damn…I am busy today and don’t have time to follow the big news.

Keep up the good Lizard reporting.

This is going to be a very important day. Might need to get ready to join in the national protests.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:58:13am

re: #230 lawhawk

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This is fine.///

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CongoJack  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:58:55am

I miss when politics was boring, in the weeds and wonky.

Now its like the one thing I hate most in this modern world…. trash reality TV.

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 8:59:49am

re: #231 Big Beautiful Door

If he won’t resign and they don’t fire him, he remains in his position.

He remains in his position, having stared down the White House and made them demur.

That would be pretty huge if it happens.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:01:18am
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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:03:25am

re: #230 lawhawk

The couple of people in the White House that can think more than 15 second or one move ahead know that Rosenstein leaving - whether due to resignation or firing - is massive trouble for Trump. The Solicitor General is a trumper and would be more than willing to play the Bork role in Saturday Night Massacre II: the Stupidening. That happens before the midterms, every Republican running has to answer whether impeachment and removal is warranted and how is this different from Nixon.

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:03:54am

re: #190 Big Beautiful Door

On another feel good matter which I don’t know if its been mentioned yet, James Woods has been suspended from Twitter until he deletes a misleading tweet, and he refuses to do so because it violated his RAHTS! Make a stand James; don’t ever tweet again!

Honestly, that’s the least of Twitter’s fucking problems.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:03:55am

re: #236 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

But DJT is tough, very tough, on Putin behind closed doors.

/

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:04:08am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:04:44am

re: #236 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

“WRONG, I insult people to their faces on Twitter!”

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plansbandc  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:04:45am

I should probably just crack open the bottle of booze, right?

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:06:08am

re: #240 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Gosh, political correctness these days, can’t even shoot and kill someone by mistake in the wrong apartment.

///

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:06:24am

re: #237 KGxvi

The couple of people in the White House that can think more than 15 second or one move ahead know that Rosenstein leaving - whether due to resignation or firing - is massive trouble for Trump. The Solicitor General is a trumper and would be more than willing to play the Bork role in Saturday Night Massacre II: the Stupidening. That happens before the midterms, every Republican running has to answer whether impeachment and removal is warranted and how is this different from Nixon.

And that’s why Lumpy was screaming for Trump not to fire him last week after that NYT story came out.

Even a dim bulb like Hannity can see this. It remains to be seen if the White House measures up to that barely-flickering measure of intelligence.

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Sea Mexican!  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:06:43am

Continuing from this post, and in a move that should surprise no one, Trump said no to PR statehood because his feelings were hurt.

tampabay.com

(Sorry, being in mobile is a tad tricky to quote.)

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:08:22am

re: #229 makeitstop

Or Pence.

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Point stands, though. The Big Tough Guy doesn’t have the balls to fire anyone face to face, unless it was on his fake-ass TV show.

I’m not sure Pence can technically fire anyone that not on his staff. He’s technically an independently elected constitutional officer that isn’t really part of the executive branch (the whole debate over a “unitary executive” is based on the constitution saying that the executive power of the government is vested in the president). If Trump isn’t going to do it himself, it probably has to be Kelly as WH Chief of Staff or Sessions as AG acting on behalf of the president.

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plansbandc  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:08:28am

re: #245 Sea Mexican!

He’s such a dickhead.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:08:36am

re: #245 Sea Mexican!

Continuing from this post, and in a move that should surprise no one, Trump said no to PR statehood because his feelings were hurt.

tampabay.com

(Sorry, being in mobile is a tad tricky to quote.)

Fuck Trump’s fee wees. They call us snowflakes with this child leading them.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:09:19am
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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:09:31am

re: #246 KGxvi

I’m not sure Pence can technically fire anyone that not on his staff. He’s technically an independently elected constitutional officer that isn’t really part of the executive branch (the whole debate over a “unitary executive” is based on the constitution saying that the executive power of the government is vested in the president). If Trump isn’t going to do it himself, it probably has to be Kelly as WH Chief of Staff or Sessions as AG acting on behalf of the president.

Oooh, good point.

That would lend credence to Pete Williams’ speculation that this WH meeting is to ‘clear the air.’

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:11:35am

Lost in everything Trump’s done, the gutting of Bears Ears ranks pretty high on the list of fuckery for the sake of promoting agenda that benefits the powerful few over all others, including Native Americans who treat this land as sacred. Trump slashed the size of the monument so a foreign energy concern could exploit the land for energy development.

Yeah, it was all about reversing Obama and ignoring all the facts, historical evidence, and testimony by all the affected parties, Zinke and Trump moved to ignore settled federal law and cut the size of the national monument. Now, we’re testing that principle in federal court.

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:13:59am

re: #225 Belafon

Well, it’s acutally kind of complicated now, but we have failed to properly teach it. Think about what we want: Twitter is a private company, and can ban who it wants, but it can’t ban people just based on their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation; but, the President, who uses it, cannot block people.

The problem is that we don’t really have good law regarding the internet. One could make the argument that apps/websites like Twitter are digital limited public forums, even if not technically public property. Since this is mostly being handled by the Courts, it’s a patchwork of random cases, as is often the situation when we’re dealing with a new thing.

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ObserverArt  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:13:59am

It appears no one knows what the hell is going on. The media is chasing everyone all over and are reporting four different things.

I guess this is just more Trump circus.

Maybe when I get back this evening something will be clearer.

What a mess this all is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:14:44am
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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:16:14am

BREAKING NEWS
WE HAVE NO CLUE WHAT’S GOING ON!
-Media

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:17:30am

re: #253 ObserverArt

It appears no one knows what the hell is going on. The media is chasing everyone all over and are reporting four different things.

I guess this is just more Trump circus.

Maybe when I get back this evening something will be clearer.

What a mess this all is.

We’re barely talking about Kavanaugh.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:18:34am

re: #253 ObserverArt

It appears no one knows what the hell is going on. The media is chasing everyone all over and are reporting four different things.

I guess this is just more Trump circus.

Maybe when I get back this evening something will be clearer.

What a mess this all is.

Trumpworld is all chaos all the time, and they use chaos to further their agenda and distract from other bad news that is coming.

Kavanaugh’s nomination is fubar, but they’re sticking by it. They may be using the Rosenstein story to deflect and get attention away from Kavanaugh, but it’s as though they don’t think people can multitask.

Trump might not be able to multitask, or even think more than one step beyond where he’s at, but everyone else doesn’t face that limitation. There’s plenty of people out there, and we can focus on more than one thing at a time. We can even prioritize actions - but that’s the rub. How do you prioritize between an alleged sex predator in Kavanaugh getting seated on the Court versus Rosenstein potentially getting fired and how it would destroy the rule of law and invoke another constitutional crisis.

This admin careens from one crisis to another because they’re reactionary know nothings whose guiding principles are misogynistic and white nationalistic in nature.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:19:15am

re: #256 Belafon

We’re barely talking about Kavanaugh.

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:20:03am

re: #256 Belafon

We’re barely talking about Kavanaugh.

Don’t worry, we’ll be talking about him again on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:21:13am

re: #259 KGxvi

Don’t worry, we’ll be talking about him again on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Isn’t that Friday, Friday, and Friday.

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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:22:23am

According to CNN, meeting with Kelly is over and Rod is staying at the WH for a previously scheduled meeting.

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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:22:54am

CNN anchors ‘confused’.
Lol.

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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:23:38am

I do not understand your strange customs.

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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:24:18am

re: #263 Lupin

I do not understand your strange customs.

Three seashells.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:24:43am

re: #264 Varek Raith

Three seashells.

I see four lights!

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:24:55am

re: #263 Lupin

I do not understand your strange customs.

Neither do we. Maybe you could be the next Tocqueville.

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:25:16am

re: #256 Belafon

We’re barely talking about Kavanaugh.

I think I said this before…

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:25:23am

re: #257 lawhawk

Trumpworld is all chaos all the time, and they use chaos to further their agenda and distract from other bad news that is coming.

Kavanaugh’s nomination is fubar, but they’re sticking by it. They may be using the Rosenstein story to deflect and get attention away from Kavanaugh, but it’s as though they don’t think people can multitask.

Trump might not be able to multitask, or even think more than one step beyond where he’s at, but everyone else doesn’t face that limitation. There’s plenty of people out there, and we can focus on more than one thing at a time. We can even prioritize actions - but that’s the rub. How do you prioritize between an alleged sex predator in Kavanaugh getting seated on the Court versus Rosenstein potentially getting fired and how it would destroy the rule of law and invoke another constitutional crisis.

This admin careens from one crisis to another because they’re reactionary know nothings whose guiding principles are misogynistic and white nationalistic in nature.

“These stories are related, [TV/radio/podcast host name], it all goes back to the corruption that is the entire basis of Trump’s business and political actions. Someone investigating us? Pay them off, fire them, defund them, whatever you have to do to stop the investigation. And don’t forget to badmouth them the whole time. Oh, and feel free to stack the deck further by appointing a life long Republican political operative to the Supreme Court who conveniently thinks the president, at least when he’s a Republican, shouldn’t be subject to criminal investigations.”

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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:26:13am
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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:26:50am
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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:27:22am

BREAKING
Rod Rosenstein Abducted by Aliens

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:27:54am

re: #271 Varek Raith

BREAKING
Rod Rosenstein Abducted by Aliens

BUILD THE WALL!!!

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:28:21am

re: #271 Varek Raith

BREAKING
Rod Rosenstein Abducted by Aliens

We’ve been dealing with Rosenstein’s doppelganger.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:29:04am

BTW, I will never not see the Doctor Who episodes when I hear doppelganger. And I think those were done really well.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:30:00am

re: #211 makeitstop

There is no action or manipulation by Trump that Mueller hasn’t foreseen and already engineered around.

Let this be your calming mantra today.

Man of the Mantra?

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:30:16am

re: #273 Belafon

We’ve been dealing with Rosenstein’s doppelganger.

ALL HAIL PRESIDENT KANG!

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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:32:24am
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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:32:28am

re: #225 Belafon

Well, it’s acutally kind of complicated now, but we have failed to properly teach it. Think about what we want: Twitter is a private company, and can ban who it wants, but it can’t ban people just based on their gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation; but, the President, who uses it, cannot block people.

civics has some complexities to it
all the more reason to learn it

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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:33:53am

Some humor;
deviantart.com

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:34:07am

This is all so weird.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:34:41am

re: #230 lawhawk

From resigning to fired to maybe keeping his job in like an hour…the whiplash is incredible.

warning: treatment may not be covered by your health plan

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Lupin  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:34:47am

In my country, media report on real events. Tarot card readers and crystal ball gazers report on unreal events; also men in dirty raincoats in the subway handing greasy leaflets. But i think your system is more fun.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:34:54am

re: #278 dangerman

civics has some complexities to it
all the more reason to learn it

“But it might be taught by those liberal-hippies that believe women are in control of their own bodies.”

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:35:06am

re: #231 Big Beautiful Door

If he won’t resign and they don’t fire him, he remains in his position.

pretty much like sessions

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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:35:23am

White House reporters have still not fully grasped the Trump White House reliance on lying.

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:35:39am

Oh, good. Judiciary Committee considers crazy Senate has-been wingnut woman to be their stand-in inquisitor with a vagina.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:36:35am

re: #282 Lupin

….But i think your system is more fun.

No, really, it’s not. From an outside perspective, I understand the amusement. But, we have an unrepentant toddler, nay a newborn, in charge of the country and it’s painful for us.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:37:13am

re: #286 makeitstop

Oh, good. Judiciary Committee considers crazy Senate has-been wingnut woman to be their stand-in inquisitor with a vagina.

And everyone needs to push back on this, because them men can just say “We didn’t hear anything that would change our mind, because we were watching por— I mean documentaries.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:37:24am

re: #286 makeitstop

Oh, good. Judiciary Committee considers crazy Senate has-been wingnut woman to be their stand-in inquisitor with a vagina.

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Good grief. Couldn’t they find someone not partisan or at least out of office at least ten years? Ayotte is nothing but a lame rw stooge.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:37:26am

re: #242 plansbandc

I should probably just crack open the bottle of booze, right?

insert every Airplane “i picked the wrong day to give up….” here

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:37:42am

So it looks like Rosenstein stuck out his chin and told the White House to take their best shot.

The White House backed off, from the look of it. Someone apparently still has two brain cells to rub together.

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danarchy  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:38:20am

re: #230 lawhawk

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Maybe if being able to yell “First!” wasn’t so damn important to reporters they could have taken a half hour to check sources and maybe wait for the actual meeting before making breathless pronouncements.

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:38:53am

re: #289 HappyWarrior

Good grief. Couldn’t they find someone not partisan or at least out of office at least ten years? Ayotte is nothing but a lame rw stooge.

Why would they do that? That’s the whole point.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:39:34am

re: #293 MsJ

Why would they do that? That’s the whole point.

True. Sorry just made a long drive. Not thinking.

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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:39:42am

I need way more coffee.
What a way to not run a country….

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Skip Intro  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:39:50am

re: #285 jaunte

White House reporters have still not fully grasped the Trump White House reliance on lying.

That’s amazing, isn’t it? How stupid do you have to be to keep getting played by these assholes?

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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:39:52am
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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:40:51am

re: #296 Skip Intro

I think everyone is still in denial about how much we rely on ‘norms’ to understand what’s going on.

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:40:57am

re: #252 KGxvi

The problem is that we don’t really have good law regarding the internet. One could make the argument that apps/websites like Twitter are digital limited public forums, even if not technically public property. Since this is mostly being handled by the Courts, it’s a patchwork of random cases, as is often the situation when we’re dealing with a new thing.

One might make that argument; and one would lose.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:41:13am

re: #281 dangerman

warning: treatment may not be covered by your health plan

What’s a health plan? /

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Skip Intro  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:41:14am

re: #286 makeitstop

Oh, good. Judiciary Committee considers crazy Senate has-been wingnut woman to be their stand-in inquisitor with a vagina.

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Michelle Bachmann can be her second.

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Skip Intro  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:41:44am

re: #298 jaunte

I think everyone is still in denial about how much we rely on ‘norms’ to understand what’s going on.

It’s been over two years now and they still don’t get it?

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:41:50am

re: #289 HappyWarrior

Good grief. Couldn’t they find someone not partisan or at least out of office at least ten years? Ayotte is nothing but a lame rw stooge.

Murkowski is a lawyer, they could have asked her to sit in the committee hearings and allow her to ask questions. But since she’s probably on the fence as it is… going with a) someone who doesn’t have a vote; b) is anti-abortion; c) would likely have definitely supported Kavanaugh regardless if she was still in off, makes a ton of sense.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:42:52am

re: #303 KGxvi

Murkowski is a lawyer, they could have asked her to sit in the committee hearings and allow her to ask questions. But since she’s probably on the fence as it is… going with a) someone who doesn’t have a vote; b) is anti-abortion; c) would likely have definitely supported Kavanaugh regardless if she was still in off, makes a ton of sense.

Yep. It’s just agh.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:43:19am

re: #270 jaunte

Here’s the reason the reporting is all over the place: Team Trump wants to muddy the waters, if Rosenstein leaves, wants to be able to say he resigned, that Trump didn’t fire. By making everything so conflicting and confusing, sows doubt.

except the actual paperwork will be clear on what happened

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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:44:03am

re: #305 dangerman

John Barron: “paperwork is for little people.”

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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:44:08am

So…
Are we done with this bit of nonsense???
/Please?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:44:22am

Bwa hahahahhahahahhahahahaha

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:44:26am

re: #277 jaunte

The media should be embarrassed.

so should half of congress

you dont see any of this bothering them do you?

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:44:32am

re: #302 Skip Intro

It’s been over two years now and they still don’t get it?

I’m curious how long it took between, say, the nomination of Lincoln as the Republican nominee and the secession of South Carolina before the press figured out what was going on.

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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:45:12am

“Should be embarrassed” is another norm.

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:45:16am

This dude cracks me up.

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Weaselone  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:46:18am

re: #296 Skip Intro

That’s amazing, isn’t it? How stupid do you have to be to keep getting played by these assholes?

US media stupid. They are literally the only people who have yet to catch on. Even Trump’s supporters know the White House is lying, they love it and get off on gaslighting the rest of us.

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:46:33am

re: #299 Big Beautiful Door

One might make that argument; and one would lose.

Except not really.

In denominating the internet — with pride of place for social media like Facebook and Twitter — as “the modern public square,” the Court full-throatedly committed to analyzing this communicative mode in a “spatial context.” But Packingham’s expansive language — particularly its framing of the internet as a public space — opened a Pandora’s box, with repercussions for certain First Amendment precepts. Most notably, the Court’s public space rhetoric implied that the public forum doctrine might be pliable enough to encompass the internet and social media

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:46:39am

re: #286 makeitstop

When you know the optics would look awful, find a right wing extremist woman to fill in?

Because giving over the role of US Senator to an outsider, even if a former US Senator, for the role of leading a public questioning session doesn’t raise questions?

Of course it raises questions - namely that the GOP is competent to hold any confirmations of anyone when they can’t find any women in the US Senate to stand in for their all-male panel.

It’s kinda telling that Capito, Collins, Fisher, or Murkowski weren’t asked to lead the questions.

They went with someone not even in the current US Senate.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:47:27am

re: #280 HappyWarrior

This is all so weird.

if you werent around for watergate or even the clinton ‘affair’ this is a hint of what it was like

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:48:36am

re: #316 dangerman

if you werent around for watergate or even the clinton ‘affair’ this is a hint of what it was like

Not for Watergate but I definitely remember Lewinsky. That wasn’t this weird. We had a President who read the job description.

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BeachDem  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:48:47am

re: #286 makeitstop

Oh, good. Judiciary Committee considers crazy Senate has-been wingnut woman to be their stand-in inquisitor with a vagina.

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Ah—Where’s the Girl (h/t Wonkette), the third Amigo/a from the olden days after Joe Lieberman left and Lindsey and Johnny McCain needed a third wheel.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:50:58am

re: #318 BeachDem

Ah—Where’s the Girl (h/t Wonkette), the third Amigo/a from the olden days after Joe Lieberman left and Lindsey and Johnny McCain needed a third wheel.

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She always reminded me of Rubio, someone with a carefully manufactured image.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:51:54am

re: #286 makeitstop

Oh, good. Judiciary Committee considers crazy Senate has-been wingnut woman to be their stand-in inquisitor with a vagina.

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this is a bad bad mistake

the power to question should not be ‘turned over’ to anyone and definitely not to a lawyer (i dont know if she’s a lawyer)

i dont even know if the committee can

if they really want to go down this road for ‘optics’, all they should do is write their questions and have a nobody-special woman read them

a person who ‘directs’ the questioning, who can formulate questions, come up with new ones in response to what Ford says, ie CROSS EXAMINE, that’s an awfully dangerous thing for somebody not on the committee

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freetoken  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:52:02am

The know-nothing brigade is hard at work on Facebook this morning.

The Kavanaugh thing has them really stirred up. Between the uppity negroes and the rebellious women, their country has gone to pot.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:52:32am

re: #286 makeitstop

Oh, good. Judiciary Committee considers crazy Senate has-been wingnut woman to be their stand-in inquisitor with a vagina.

So, wait, why is the Judiciary Comm suddenly bringing in an outside agitator I mean counsel?

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:52:33am
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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:53:11am

re: #292 danarchy

Maybe if being able to yell “First!” wasn’t so damn important to reporters they could have taken a half hour to check sources and maybe wait for the actual meeting before making breathless pronouncements.

‘scoop’ and ‘breaking’ dont have any of the meaning they once did

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:53:14am

re: #322 Sir John Barron

So, wait, why is the Judiciary Comm suddenly bringing in an outside agitator I mean counsel?

They think a woman bullying Ford and coddling Kavanaugh will help.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:54:06am

re: #320 dangerman

this is a bad bad mistake

the power to question should not be ‘turned over’ to anyone and definitely not to a lawyer (i dont know if she’s a lawyer)

i dont even know if the committee can

if they really want to go down this road for ‘optics’, all they should do is write their questions and have a nobody-special woman read them

a person who ‘directs’ the questioning, who can formulate questions, come up with new ones in response to what Ford says, ie CROSS EXAMINE, that’s an awfully dangerous thing for somebody not on the committee

Might as well hold up a sign saying WERE BRINGING IN A WOMAN WITH LADYPARTS TO ASK THE WOMAN QUESTIONS BECAUSE OPTICS.

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:54:25am

re: #319 HappyWarrior

She always reminded me of Rubio, someone with a carefully manufactured image.

I think there was a certain generation of politician, young boomers/old GenXers mostly, who were shaped by Nixon/Reagan/Clinton and thought they could eventually become president just by maintaining a facade of being morally upstanding and looking the part, without actually having any ideas/convictions/beliefs.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:55:43am

re: #327 KGxvi

I think there was a certain generation of politician, young boomers/old GenXers mostly, who were shaped by Nixon/Reagan/Clinton and thought they could eventually become president just by maintaining a facade of being morally upstanding and looking the part, without actually having any ideas/convictions/beliefs.

Yes: her, Rubio, Sasse, etc fit that imo.

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Interesting Times  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:55:59am

What? Who could have possibly expected trashy reality-tv-show stunts from this admin? -_-

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:57:10am

re: #321 freetoken

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:59:03am

re: #317 HappyWarrior

Not for Watergate but I definitely remember Lewinsky. That wasn’t this weird. We had a President who read the job description.

yeah i shoulda been clearer - i didnt mean that part - cause that’s never happened really, until now (even nixon was trying to color inside the lines, sort of)

i meant the endless drip drip drip
the periodic bombshell
the endless speculation and gamesmanship
the gasps, the ‘did you hear what happened today?”
the hearings circus
the media getting it right, wrong, right again,….ad nauseum

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BeachDem  Sep 24, 2018 • 9:59:36am

Hey—the WaPo found some Democratic women to comment on Kavanaugh (unlike that “impartial” Republican group CNN interviewed) and one of them is a friend/acquaintance of mine!

washingtonpost.com

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wrenchwench  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:01:08am

Is it Brettxit Monday?

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freetoken  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:01:20am

Typhoon Trami looking scary, and could be a problem for Japan:

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BeachDem  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:01:47am

And trying to remain somewhat positive during the maelstrom…

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:05:08am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:05:52am

re: #335 BeachDem

And trying to remain somewhat positive during the maelstrom…

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Love his sense of humor. Get well Dingell.

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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:08:10am

re: #334 freetoken

Typhoon Trami looking scary, and could be a problem for Japan:

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God damn, how many does that make in the past two months?

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:09:59am

re: #332 BeachDem

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:10:56am

re: #331 dangerman

yeah i shoulda been clearer - i didnt mean that part - cause that’s never happened really, until now (even nixon was trying to color inside the lines, sort of)

i meant the endless drip drip drip
the periodic bombshell
the endless speculation and gamesmanship
the gasps, the ‘did you hear what happened today?”
the hearings circus
the media getting it right, wrong, right again,….ad nauseum

You know, after GW Bush, I figured we’d go a few decades before we tried electing “a businessman” to the presidency, and maybe even longer for an MBA president. But not only did we elect another “businessman” (and I use that term very, very loosely) we also decided (apparently) to see what happens when we don’t elect a politician. Shocking, I know, but it turns out electing someone who does not understand how things like “the law” and “the government” and “politics” actually work ends up being a total disaster.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:12:34am

The Rosenstein Thing is one big distraction

And now there are reports that the Dotard plans to meet with Rosenstein on Thursday…guess what ELSE happens Thursday?

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:13:10am
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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:13:23am

Stupid useless media and their rumor mongering.
/Par for the course

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:13:36am

re: #340 KGxvi

You know, after GW Bush, I figured we’d go a few decades before we tried electing “a businessman” to the presidency, and maybe even longer for an MBA president. But not only did we elect another “businessman” (and I use that term very, very loosely) we also decided (apparently) to see what happens when we don’t elect a politician. Shocking, I know, but it turns out electing someone who does not understand how things like “the law” and “the government” and “politics” actually work ends up being a total disaster.

Businessmen get way too much credit. Maybe it’s because most of the businessmen that we elect or run are out of touch assholes who think our government is the same as their corporate fiefdoms.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:14:41am

re: #342 lawhawk

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I think Barbara Comstock may have been in similar circles too. She’s not said one word on Blackout Brett.

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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:15:23am

re: #345 HappyWarrior

I think Barbara Comstock may have been in similar circles too. She’s not said one word on Blackout Brett.

Her commercials though!
Yeesh.

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Interesting Times  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:15:44am

re: #341 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

The Rosenstein Thing is one big distraction

And now there are reports that the Dotard plans to meet with Rosenstein on Thursday…guess what ELSE happens Thursday?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:17:27am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:18:21am

re: #346 Varek Raith

Her commercials though!
Yeesh.

I know gah

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BeachDem  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:19:15am

re: #339 MsJ

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:20:54am

*snerk*

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:23:13am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:25:03am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

*snerk*

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Hey my uncle played the accordion. Don’t associate him with Ted!

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SteelPH  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:28:02am

re: #353 HappyWarrior

Hey my uncle played the accordion. Don’t associate him with Ted!

Indeed, accordions can be awesome.

Stream Highlight - Beating Outrageous with reversed controls

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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:28:55am
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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:30:13am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

What’s in the picture?

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BeachDem  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:31:05am

re: #347 Interesting Times

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But, but the yam has a “full schedule” which includes a whopping 50 minutes to discuss the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem (Jared probably could have solved it in half an hour) and then back to Trump Tower for 4+ hours.

Little man you’re cryin’, I know why you’re blue
Someone took your kiddy-car away
Better go to sleep now
Little man you’ve had a busy day…

Bing Crosby - Little Man You’ve Had A Busy Day

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:33:11am

re: #353 HappyWarrior

Hey my uncle played the accordion. Don’t associate him with Ted!

Is it time for accordion jokes?

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Jay C  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:34:59am

re: #356 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

Beto O’Rourke autographing someone’s guitar.

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BeachDem  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:35:41am

And meanwhile, back here in WaterWorld.

(and here I sit, hoping the paper company can deliver the envelopes I ordered to the printer in Conway and that then, once they’re printed, the printer can make it from Conway to MB to deliver them. Water water everywhere…)

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:35:46am

re: #344 HappyWarrior

Businessmen get way too much credit. Maybe it’s because most of the businessmen that we elect or run are out of touch assholes who think our government is the same as their corporate fiefdoms.

And the majority of businessmen (at this level) are sociopaths (there have been studies) where they will do anything to succeed and where greed drives them to win at all costs, no matter how much someone else, or others, suffer.

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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:37:01am

re: #350 BeachDem

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freetoken  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:37:45am

Zirconia and polyester doing their thing:

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wrenchwench  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:38:05am

re: #358 makeitstop

Is it time for accordion jokes?

Flaco says no.

Flaco Jimenez: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:38:54am
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MsJ  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:39:00am

re: #354 SteelPH

Whatever that little red guy is, the one with the teeth and horns, my dogs want him. They want him NOW. They want to rip his horns off and his guts out and they want to stand over his deflated body with an “I kilt it! I kilt it good!” look on their faces.

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Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:46:23am

re: #366 MsJ

Whatever that little red guy is, the one with the teeth and horns, my dogs want him. They want him NOW. They want to rip his horns off and his guts out and they want to stand over his deflated body with an “I kilt it! I kilt it good!” look on their faces.

doom.wikia.com

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:46:39am

re: #363 freetoken

Zirconia and polyester doing their thing:

I can’t wait to not chit chat with D&S.

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SteelPH  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:49:13am

re: #366 MsJ

Whatever that little red guy is, the one with the teeth and horns, my dogs want him. They want him NOW. They want to rip his horns off and his guts out and they want to stand over his deflated body with an “I kilt it! I kilt it good!” look on their faces.

Cacodemon from Doom, in plushie form.

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plansbandc  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:52:01am

re: #363 freetoken

Thanks. Got a bunch of blocks in the comments.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:52:28am

re: #234 CongoJack

I miss when politics was boring, in the weeds and wonky.

Now its like the one thing I hate most in this modern world…. trash reality TV.

*ahem* we elected a reality TV star…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:54:29am

re: #363 freetoken

Zirconia and polyester doing their thing:

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freetoken  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:56:35am

The world gone mad:

Rhino Horn and Tiger Wine: How the Illegal Wildlife Trade Is Growing Bolder

[…]

“The world is dealing with an unprecedented spike in illegal wildlife trade,” according to the World Wildlife Fund. But the WWF’s warning doesn’t capture the full picture of gangs and terrorist organizations fueling the shady business. An unethical buyer can purchase illicit ivory, rare lizards, whole tiger skeletons or even a live bear ready to be butchered and cooked to the diner’s preference.

[…]

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 10:59:08am

re: #373 freetoken

Framing that issue…. Trump lifts ban on elephant and lion trophies.

Everything Trump touches turns to shit. That includes the political process, governance, and the GOP.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:00:38am

re: #373 freetoken

The world gone mad:

Reaction against people trying to improve humanity, across all fronts.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:01:34am

It’s been a long Monday already, so…

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:03:14am

re: #376 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It’s been a long Monday already, so…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:03:20am

re: #374 lawhawk

Framing that issue…. Trump lifts ban on elephant and lion trophies.

Everything Trump touches turns to shit. That includes the political process, governance, and the GOP.

He’s just facilitating the reaction against becoming a better humanity. Apparently, lots of people’s response to things improving is to try and drag them back to when they were much worse.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:03:54am

re: #377 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Branch managers.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:04:04am

re: #363 freetoken

Zirconia and polyester doing their thing:

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You’d think Juanita would be wise to stay away from anything that would smear a sexual assault victim but she’s made it clear where she stands.

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Kilroy was here  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:06:08am

This damn day.. exhausting so far…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:06:13am

re: #380 HappyWarrior

You’d think Juanita would be wise to stay away from anything that would smear a sexual assault victim but she’s made it clear where she stands.

Three characters out of a John Waters movie bullshitting about Benghazi…and not a peep about Niger…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:06:21am
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Alephnaught  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:06:42am

Right, so I’m back after a short while, and I’m seeing Rod Rosenstein has not been fired/resigned after all- at least, not until Thursday.

What a shitshow.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:07:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:07:31am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:08:06am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:08:12am

re: #363 freetoken

Zirconia and polyester doing their thing:

Grifters gonna grift.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:08:19am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:08:20am

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

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You don’t have a good name. The only people who say you have one are as sleazy as you.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:08:26am

Kavanaugh wont withdraw. Yeah, we get it. He feels entitled to the position from which he can rule on overturning Roe and restrict birth control and tell a women what to do - just as surely as he thinks he can get away with silencing Dr. Ford all those years ago (allegedly).

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CongoJack  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:08:38am

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Fuck that guy.

I testified for 31 hours… lied… provable lies. SO I MUST HAZ MAH PRETTY BLACK ROBE DAMMUT.

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:09:11am

re: #385 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Well duh, of course this morning was a distraction.

He really doesn’t get how any of this works, does he?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:09:12am

re: #389 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That Kav is a drunken asshole who doesn’t respect women.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:10:03am

re: #376 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Dory has learned the art of Roaching from Uncle Rango….

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:12:26am

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

“I am sorry my coordinated attempt to smear my accuser and shift blame towards another person didn’t work.”

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:12:27am

re: #394 HappyWarrior

That Kav is a drunken asshole who doesn’t respect women.

He’s definitely not acting like someone who has gone through a 12 step program, and recognizes the need and importance of taking a moral inventory and/or making amends.

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Alephnaught  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:12:29am

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

Check out @sahilkapur’s Tweet:

What “good name”?

He clearly didn’t have a good name when he was in the “Tits ‘n’ Clits” club.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:13:07am

re: #383 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Mitch has promised me this seat.”

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:13:26am

re: #397 KGxvi

He’s definitely not acting like someone who has gone through a 12 step program, and recognizes the need and importance of taking a moral inventory and/or making amends.

I doubt he’s spent one day in a program. Why not? Everyone tells him he’s a great guy.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:13:54am

I really loathe this bastard.

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danarchy  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:15:19am

re: #361 MsJ

And the majority of businessmen (at this level) are sociopaths (there have been studies) where they will do anything to succeed and where greed drives them to win at all costs, no matter how much someone else, or others, suffer.

1 in 5 is a lot, and a lot more than the general public, but is not a majority.

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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:15:20am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:15:23am

Regarding Kavanaugh’s letter…

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:16:06am

re: #404 Blind Frog Belly White

Regarding Kavanaugh’s letter…

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Marytr complex pig.

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makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:16:10am

re: #400 HappyWarrior

I doubt he’s spent one day in a program. Why not? Everyone tells him he’s a great guy.

I’d wager he still gets smashed in private.

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KGxvi  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:16:51am

re: #403 jaunte

Except, they could have dumped Trump a year ago, had Pence in the presidency for three years and gotten Kavanaugh or some other anti-choice justice.

Nope, I’m thinking they’re going full golden calf on Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:16:52am

re: #406 makeitstop

I’d wager he still gets smashed in private.

I’m certain. He’s a functional drunk.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:17:09am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:17:35am

re: #403 jaunte

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Nah they love Trump. They really believe in him like they did Reagan and W.

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Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:18:11am

re: #409 Charles Johnson

It’s Glory (tm), because occasionally things grow in manure.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:18:31am

re: #363 freetoken

Why are these two a ‘thing’?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:19:45am

re: #412 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Why are these two a ‘thing’?

Seriously what the hell do they about Kavanaugh other than what their handlers tell them to say? They’re a joke.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:20:06am

re: #409 Charles Johnson

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Reporting should have been that sources were telling them thus-and-so had happened, not that thus-and-so had happened.

The eventual unfolding of events makes it apparent this was an attempt to ‘fait accompli’ Rosenstein into resigning.

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freetoken  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:20:14am

re: #412 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Why are these two a ‘thing’?

Because to the Trumpers they prove that Trump has black friends.

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jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:20:31am
417
Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:20:39am

re: #412 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Why are these two a ‘thing’?

Cause they got a thang…goin on…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:20:45am

re: #412 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Why are these two a ‘thing’?

Because they’re black and they support Trump, much as Candace Owens is a thing for that reason.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:20:58am

I guess the reason why I know Kavanaugh’s drunk type is because I’ve been that guy granted with no sexual impropriety but definitely some shameful moments I regret.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:21:43am

re: #416 jaunte

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Gobemouche, Gobemouche, will you do the Fandango?

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:22:08am

Speaking of coordinated attempts, there’s a new species of wingnut “book” being pumped out now by some of the most curious characters. Crazy Glenn Beck as a new “book” out called Addicted to Outrage, and Dr. PhD Michael Weiner Savage’s newest “book” is called Stop The Mass Hysteria. No, really.

The hate and outrage mongers who spent the 2,920 days of the Obama presidency shrieking that he was destroying the country, that America wasn’t a Republic anymore, that Obama was taking all our gunz and Bibles and locking True American Patriots up in FEMA death camps, that the conservative citizenry needed to rise up and overthrow a twice-elected, lawful and democratic regime. Those guys want everybody to calm down now and stop protesting and be nice to “our president”.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:23:28am

re: #421 Sir John Barron

Speaking of coordinated attempts, there’s a new species of wingnut “book” being pumped out now by some of the most curious characters. Crazy Glenn Beck as a new “book” out called Addicted to Outrage, and Dr. PhD Michael Weiner Savage’s newest “book” is called Stop The Mass Hysteria. No, really.

The hate and outrage mongers who spent the 2,920 days of the Obama presidency shrieking that he was destroying the country, that America wasn’t a Republic anymore, that Obama was taking all our gunz and Bibles and locking True American Patriots up in FEMA death camps, that the conservative citizenry needed to rise up and overthrow a twice-elected, lawful and democratic regime. Those guys want everybody to calm down now and stop protesting and be nice to “our president”.

Kind of how Alex Jones spent the better two decades fretting about every last thing from the Exec branch embracing it under Trump.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:23:44am

re: #404 Blind Frog Belly White

Regarding Kavanaugh’s letter…

It’s not about him but it is about “his good name”.

Yeah, OK.

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CongoJack  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:23:44am

re: #418 Blind Frog Belly White

Because they’re black and they support Trump, much as Candace Owens is a thing for that reason.

They want to be the RW darling ripoffs of the very awesome and great Frangela (frangela.com) - Francis Callier and Angela Shelton - who I have seen do their standup - which was freaking hilarious.

425
Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:23:45am

re: #421 Sir John Barron

F all of them.

426
jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:25:45am

A good name that ends in ugh.

427
HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:26:49am

re: #426 jaunte

A good name that ends in ugh.

I have no Irish names in my family that do lol but one that rhymes with loon.

428
plansbandc  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:28:44am

re: #395 Blind Frog Belly White

I can’t handle all the cuteness!

429
jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:30:42am
430
plansbandc  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:31:40am

re: #416 jaunte

I like learning new things. Not even a smidge of Republican in me.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:31:59am

re: #429 jaunte

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Clinton witch hunter hates being held accountable for being a shitty person.

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dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:32:57am

re: #423 Sir John Barron

It’s not about him but it is about “his good name”.

Yeah, OK.

I spent years constructing this whitewash facade
i’ll be damned if it’s gonna be exposed for the lie it is!

433
carey94tt  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:34:05am

Just one goddamn day without Drumpt shit blowing up everywhere. Too much to ask I suppose.

434
Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:34:51am

Josh Marshall thinks the WH definitely thought Rosenstein was out by resignation but RR called their bluff.

435
Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:35:00am

re: #433 carey94tt

Just one goddamn day without Drumpt shit blowing up everywhere. Too much to ask I suppose.

Not if you’re going to pay attention.

436
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:38:46am
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:40:02am

re: #428 plansbandc

I can’t handle all the cuteness!

Dory’s growing bolder, playing with Rango out in the yard. She takes a lot of advantage of her smallness to get into places he can’t. She cowers when he bounces at her, but then when he takes off for Zoomies, she chases after him, then ducks into one of her 4-5 ‘safe zones’, where he can’t really get at her. He bounces at her, barks a couple times, then takes off again. She takes off and runs to the next one. She’s FAST, too! But I’m pretty sure he can catch her, if he wants to.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:40:21am

re: #436 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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I smiled.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:40:52am
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Charles Johnson  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:41:19am
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HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:42:43am

re: #439 Backwoods_Sleuth

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FO Tom.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:42:49am

This is criminally bad journalism.

443
Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:42:57am

re: #440 Charles Johnson

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Out them both together, we could have Nacho trucks.

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lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:43:31am

Nuke ‘em all from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

No one in the WHC pool is distinguishing themselves. They’re all covered in Trump crap - being used overtly by Trump to further his agenda, willing accomplices, or getting duped into doing so.

Nothing Trump and his cronies say can be trusted. Confirming stories takes a back seat to being first to report something on Twitter or front page of NYT, regardless that it’s total BS and intended to provoke Trump into taking actions that perpetuate Trump’s criminal conduct.

445
Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:45:55am
446
makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:46:11am

re: #434 Blind Frog Belly White

Josh Marshall thinks the WH definitely thought Rosenstein was out by resignation but RR called their bluff.

That’s what I’m thinking. Rosenstein told them if he was going out it would be on his terms and not Trump’s. The White House got rolled again.

447
lawhawk  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:47:56am
448
Single-handed sailor  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:49:37am
449
Sir John Barron  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:51:54am

re: #445 Blind Frog Belly White

A League of Morons

450
retired cynic  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:52:19am

Need cheer?

thisiscolossal.com

451
Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:52:30am

Shot:

Chaser:

This is how fucked up the GOP is, because they weren’t willing to risk having a woman, who might be pro-choice - on the Judiciary Committee majority.

452
wrenchwench  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:53:31am

re: #448 Single-handed sailor

[Maryland investigators are ‘looking at’ allegations from potential fourth Kavanaugh accuser ]

Damnit, I missed the third one. Stupid customers, always wanting my time.

453
Belafon  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:53:50am

This is not for Kavanaugh - because I ain’t helping him for anything - but for other men around our age (I’m a few years younger): I realize that things you were taught you could get away with because they happened when you were youngers you can’t get away with anymore. It sucks that you’re being a privileged ass is being held against you. But, this is better for the country. And, anyway, it’s not that you “were” an ass that’s the issue, it’s that you’re still the same person, born of privilege and still believing you deserve something because of it.

454
Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:54:34am

re: #450 retired cynic

Need cheer?

thisiscolossal.com

[Embedded content]

Fantasia, anyone?

Yes, I know that’s not a Rhino. Work with me here!
455
Single-handed sailor  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:55:34am

GOP’s favorability hits highest mark in seven years: Gallup

Forty-five percent give a favorable rating to the Republican Party in a new poll by Gallup, the highest number hit by the GOP in the poll since 2011.

It’s also a tick up from the 44 percent polled who view the Democratic Party favorably.

WTF is wrong with people?

456
makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:55:47am

re: #452 wrenchwench

Damnit, I missed the third one. Stupid customers, always wanting my time.

The third one is the one Avenatti says he’s representing.

457
makeitstop  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:57:49am

re: #455 Single-handed sailor

GOP’s favorability hits highest mark in seven years: Gallup

WTF is wrong with people?

But presumably from the same poll -

458
HappyWarrior  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:57:49am

re: #455 Single-handed sailor

GOP’s favorability hits highest mark in seven years: Gallup

WTF is wrong with people?

Wtf

459
jaunte  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:58:20am
460
dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 11:59:16am

re: #447 lawhawk

Lest we forget, Trump has promised to refuse to sign the budget “bill” because it doesn’t include his boondoggle wall that Mexico isn’t paying for.

If govt shuts down, it’d be the third time during Trump’s run and 3d time that it shuts down when GOP controls Congress *&* WH.

we wont, but

what are the chances that while they are all running around trying to put out all these self-owned fires, they all actually forget about friday’s deadline?

461
goddamnedfrank  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:00:53pm
462
dangerman  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:04:43pm

re: #453 Belafon

This is not for Kavanaugh - because I ain’t helping him for anything - but for other men around our age (I’m a few years younger): I realize that things you were taught you could get away with because they happened when you were youngers you can’t get away with anymore. It sucks that you’re being a privileged ass is being held against you. But, this is better for the country. And, anyway, it’s not that you “were” an ass that’s the issue, it’s that you’re still the same person, born of privilege and still believing you deserve something because of it.

if i outlast the statute of limitations, if i outrace the cops, if i dont get caught, then i didnt commit that ‘crime’, didnt speed, didnt cheat on my taxes

not getting nailed is not the same as innocent
no matter how much of a ‘model’ citizen you were in the rest of your life

its such a freakin assinine argument - i only tried to rob that one bank that one time. didnt even take anything

463
Varek Raith  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:06:32pm

re: #444 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

Nuke ‘em all from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

No one in the WHC pool is distinguishing themselves. They’re all covered in Trump crap - being used overtly by Trump to further his agenda, willing accomplices, or getting duped into doing so.

Nothing Trump and his cronies say can be trusted. Confirming stories takes a back seat to being first to report something on Twitter or front page of NYT, regardless that it’s total BS and intended to provoke Trump into taking actions that perpetuate Trump’s criminal conduct.

SWAN DIVE!

464
BeachDem  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:24:00pm

re: #445 Blind Frog Belly White

[Embedded content]

First laugh I’ve had today. Burn After Reading is my favorite Coen Bros. and in my top 10 all movies.

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retired cynic  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:26:08pm

re: #454 Blind Frog Belly White

Fantasia, anyone?

[Embedded content]

Love it!!!

466
Skip Intro  Sep 24, 2018 • 12:30:11pm

re: #403 jaunte

Naw. They’ll hang with Trump until the end.


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