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1
Ferdinand  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:24:51am

Tries the “won’t release returns while under audit” defense again. I bet that dog won’t hunt.

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freetoken  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:25:06am

Repeat from downstairs:

Someone was able to mangle together my lottery fascination with the election:

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Ferdinand  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:25:30am

Press is coming strong. Invasion language challenge.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:25:52am

I am bummed about Beto but otherwise generally pleased overall.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:26:45am

Innocent people with nothing to hide don’t respond to the questions of subpoenas with “We’ll do the same thing to them.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:27:01am

re: #3 Ferdinand

Press is coming strong. Invasion language challenge.

It is time they started doing their job and calling him out on his bullshit.

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Ferdinand  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:27:05am

Ooooo. He’s mad! Almost walked out!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:27:08am

Stuck on the last thread, like the results from my precinct …

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:27:51am

re: #2 freetoken

Repeat from downstairs:

Someone was able to mangle together my lottery fascination with the election:

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Winning the division after having been in last place the year before but not winning the pennant or WS to use baseball.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:28:11am

re: #1 Ferdinand

Tries the “won’t release returns while under audit” defense again. I bet that dog won’t hunt.

Yeah, he doesn’t have a say in it anymore.

Teapot Dome, bitches!

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:28:17am

What is the point of this shit? trump is so full of shit, rude, belligerent, a total dickhead.

This is pointless honestly.

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Camp Waconda  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:28:48am

I don’t have anything eloquent to say other than our President is an awful human being.

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Ferdinand  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:29:26am

He’s pacing behind the podium. The press has him rattled already.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:29:59am

It’s his first real awakening that the country isn’t having his shit.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:30:05am

gotta bring this up from downstairs: Ferdinand

Tax returns question! Right after he says he is an open book. He’s stalling. “No one will understand them.”

—-raises hand—-

wanna bet?

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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:30:09am

re: #7 Ferdinand

Ooooo. He’s mad! Almost walked out!

“Congratulate me on my Many, Bigly victories last night!”

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:30:28am

re: #14 HappyWarrior

It’s his first real awakening that the country isn’t having his shit.

Yet he keeps lying through his teeth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:30:42am

re: #15 dangerman

Tax returns question! Right after he says he is an open book. He’s stalling. “No one will understand them.”

Is he saying we are STUPID?!?

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Camp Waconda  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:30:59am

re: #17 MsJ

I think he really believes that is what the press should be doing. He is bonkers.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:31:21am

re: #4 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am bummed about Beto but otherwise generally pleased overall.

Texas Senate, Georgia Governor, Florida Governor. Those were the ones I was really hoping for. And then I got hopeful with Steve King briefly trailing. But I’ll take Rohrbacher out, Heller out, and Issa’s district flipping.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:32:34am

re: #1 Ferdinand

Tries the “won’t release returns while under audit” defense again. I bet that dog won’t hunt.

maxine says….not relevant

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lawhawk  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:33:05am

re: #15 dangerman

gotta bring this up from downstairs: Ferdinand

—-raises hand—-

wanna bet?

Know who’ll understand those tax returns?

Tax lawyers. CPAs. Forensic accountants.

People who unravel tax scams and tax fraud for a living.

That’s what Trump fears most.

When he claims that his prior year returns are under audit, that is highly suggestive that the IRS and NYC/NYS tax departments are looking at multiyear activities that may constitute tax fraud or evasion of tax.

Considering what we’ve seen around Trump’s foundation, evasion of tax and fraud are likely to pop up as he used shell companies to move money around to prevent an accurate accounting of taxes owed/due.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:33:06am

re: #6 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It is time they started doing their job and calling him out on his bullshit.

dont count on it to last

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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:33:30am

“Mr President? Since your good friend Dana Rohrabacher lost, who will be the bag man for payments from Putin? Any names?”

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:33:30am

re: #18 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is he saying we are STUPID?!?

You have to translate that from Trumpism:

Trumpism: not many people know this, but…
English: I just learned that…

Trumpism: nobody will understand this
English: I don’t understand this

There are, of course, others

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:34:10am

re: #23 dangerman

dont count on it to last

I think once journalists start smelling blood in the water, they’ll go after Trump far more seriously than they have previously.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:34:16am

re: #14 HappyWarrior

It’s his first real awakening that the country isn’t having his shit.

the great unveiling?

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lawhawk  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:34:19am

re: #18 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is he saying we are STUPID?!?

He’s saying that if you baffle the masses with bulkshit enough, you wont notice that he’s scamming every step of the way.

It’s not how tax returns work. If you engaged in fraud and evasion, it’ll become evident to those in the field.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:34:41am

This is nuts. I never listen to this asshole but wow, ask a question, get some pat response about how awesome he is.

This is amazing.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:35:31am

re: #9 HappyWarrior

Winning the division after having been in last place the year before but not winning the pennant or WS to use baseball.

‘96 Mariners. I don’t actually know if they were in last place the year before, but I assume so—it’s the Mariners after all.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:35:35am

re: #24 nines09

“Mr President? Since your good friend Dana Rohrabacher lost, who will be the bag man for payments from Putin? Any names?”

“Me, Ivanka, Jared, and Jr.”

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:35:37am

re: #22 lawhawk

Know who’ll understand those tax returns?

Tax lawyers. CPAs. Forensic accountants.

People who unravel tax scams and tax fraud for a living.

That’s what Trump fears most.

When he claims that his prior year returns are under audit, that is highly suggestive that the IRS and NYC/NYS tax departments are looking at multiyear activities that may constitute tax fraud or evasion of tax.

Considering what we’ve seen around Trump’s foundation, evasion of tax and fraud are likely to pop up as he used shell companies to move money around to prevent an accurate accounting of taxes owed/due.

ding

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Ferdinand  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:36:43am

First I’ve been able to listen to him with the sound on in months. “I think people like me.” Um, no.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:36:46am

re: #26 Dr Lizardo

I think once journalists start smelling blood in the water, they’ll go after Trump far more seriously than they have previously.

maybe so
and then i started wondering..
maybe they’ll start to think theyve got the house watching their backs where up to yesterday there was…no one

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:37:12am

GAH! I, me, I, ratings…

FUCK THIS GUY.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:37:22am

re: #28 lawhawk

He’s saying that if you baffle the masses with bulkshit enough, you wont notice that he’s scamming every step of the way.

It’s not how tax returns work. If you engaged in fraud and evasion, it’ll become evident to those in the field.

no statute of limitations on that

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Ferdinand  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:38:01am

Ha! Will Pence be your running mate in 2020? Pence says yes from the crowd.

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cat-tikvah  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:38:07am

“I think people like me” = the same people like me over and over

Also, please note: every time you come to Philly, you learn that most of us despise you

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gocart mozart  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:39:18am
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:39:55am

Think there are any shivs in pockets in the West Wing today?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:40:55am

re: #38 cat-tikvah

“I think people like me” = the same people like me over and over

Also, please note: every time you come to Philly, you learn that most of us despise you

We despise you here in Va too Donnie. We rejected your ass puppet who likes Confederate statues even more than you do.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:41:22am

re: #27 dangerman

the great unveiling?

Yes I think so.

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gocart mozart  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:41:28am
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Weaselone  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:43:13am

re: #9 HappyWarrior

Winning the division after having been in last place the year before but not winning the pennant or WS to use baseball.

This is more like winning the miss congeniality title by a vote of 54 to 46 after the other person nominated:
1. Strangled a puppy
2. Ran around in blackface shouting “fuck you all” at the top of her lungs
3. Pulled a Tonya Harding on you just before the vote
4. Set the local orphanage on fire, then started clubbing the orphans who managed to escape while barking like a seal

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:43:41am

re: #43 gocart mozart

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Stop crying you little asshole.

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Archangelus  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:44:58am

Looks like Bill Nelson is seeking a recount in Florida.
GOOD.

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retired cynic  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:45:37am

I have forced myself to listen to all of this. I could, because of the good night we had last night. And I have never heard such an absolute bunch of delusional twaddle in my whole life. Aggressive delusional twaddle.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:46:24am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:46:27am

re: #43 gocart mozart

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Gotta love all the results in both those screenshots. I particularly like Kim Shrier winning right next door—they had to carve out a new district straddling the mountains to get that herpetic chancre Reichert in, and Dino Rossi couldn’t even win that. Give up, Dino, nobody likes you!

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:47:41am

Rohrabacher now will have more time to spend with Julian Assange.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:47:58am

re: #44 Weaselone

3. Pulled a Tonya Harding on you just before the vote

Being an ex-resident of the Portland, OR metro area, I endorse this comment.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:48:00am

re: #49 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Gotta love all the results in both those screenshots. I particularly like Kim Shrier winning right next door—they had to carve out a new district straddling the mountains to get that herpetic chancre Reichert in, and Dino Rossi couldn’t even win that. Give up, Dino, nobody likes you!

I hope Corey Stewart gets the same message. He’s lost a primary for governor and a Senate race within two years of each other now.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:48:12am

re: #50 Barefoot Grin

Rohrabacher now will have more time to spend with Julian Assange.

and rage furby

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:48:33am

re: #46 Archangelus

Looks like Bill Nelson is seeking a recount in Florida.
GOOD.

I think it’s an automatic recount in Florida if it’s less than half a percent, and that’s right around where they are.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:48:38am

re: #50 Barefoot Grin

Rohrabacher now will have more time to spend with Julian Assange.

Along with the rage furby.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:49:04am

On the phone with the county clerk

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:49:05am

re: #50 Barefoot Grin

Rohrabacher now will have more time to spend with Julian Assange.

He’s one Republican who won’t go to FNC since RT via Putin was already buttering his bread.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:49:11am

re: #52 HappyWarrior

I hope Corey Stewart gets the same message. He’s lost a primary for governor and a Senate race within two years of each other now.

Nixon lost a presidential election and a gubernatorial election in a two year span…

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:49:56am

re: #55 MsJ

Along with the rage furby.

Nah…..Rage Furby will be too busy working his graveyard-shift assistant manager job at Taco Bell.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:50:35am

re: #43 gocart mozart

WOW — Trump unloads on Jim Acosta, says “CNN should be ashamed of themselves having you working for them. You are rude, terrible person. You should not be working for CNN.”

“thank you, now please answer the question”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:50:46am

re: #58 KGxvi

Nixon lost a presidential election and a gubernatorial election in a two year span…

True. I just want Corey1861Forever done with politicking in my country. He’s rotten.

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Interesting Times  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:51:15am

Yay! Let’s hope they send Susan “I ❤︎ Kavanaugh” Collins packing in 2020 as well:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:51:51am

re: #59 Dr Lizardo

Nah…..Rage Furby will be too busy working his graveyard-shift assistant manager job at Taco Bell.

CCJ knows a guy who knows a guy who invented the Doritos Locos Taco.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:53:04am

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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:53:18am

good grief he’s still on the TV

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Archangelus  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:53:19am
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:53:20am

There are provisional ballots in my county; the canvassing board will meet tonight to review those and see if any apply to my village.

As of now, it appears I lost to the Nazi-adjacent write-in candidate by three votes, and came in last place in the election.

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Interesting Times  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:53:34am

The Ossoff seat, presently occupied by Karen “Aunt Lydia” Handel:

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:53:42am

51-43
Would be the first Maine Governor elected by majority vote in two decades. The last being Angus King in ‘98 (58-19-12-7)

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:54:20am

Mags…he’s losing mags.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:54:44am
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gocart mozart  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:55:13am

Acceptance speech video at link, I can’t Tweet it because Jack is a fascist fuckmook

Jahana Hayes addresses crowd of supporters in Waterbury
wtnh.com

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:55:29am

OMG, this is an embarrassment, an utter, complete embarrassment.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:55:31am

re: #43 gocart mozart

“rude”.

This guy.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:56:33am

re: #69 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

51-43
Would be the first Maine Governor elected by majority vote in two decades. The last being Angus King in ‘98 (58-19-12-7)

Congrats to Maine getting rid of LaPage. I know he was term limited or whatever.

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lawhawk  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:56:54am

I called it so you don’t have to watch…

Within 5 seconds of the start, it was clear Trump wasn’t going to stick to facts or logic.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:56:55am

re: #74 Sir John Barron

“rude”.

This guy.

He thinks anything outside his cult’s worship of him is rude.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:56:58am

I am done. I cannot listen to this asshole any longer.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:57:17am

So the Florida governor’s race still has a few ballots out it looks like, and the current margin is .6%. I know Gillum has conceded, but Florida has an automatic recount law… that’d be a helluva way for it to play out.

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retired cynic  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:57:22am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

I am sorry. They are nuts.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:58:20am

re: #65 Sir John Barron

good grief he’s still on the TV

not in my house

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:59:24am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

There are provisional ballots in my county; the canvassing board will meet tonight to review those and see if any apply to my village.

As of now, it appears I lost to the Nazi-adjacent write-in candidate by three votes, and came in last place in the election.

Their loss. You did a good job.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 9:59:54am

He’s screaming at Jim Acosta. What a shitshow.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:00:03am

re: #73 MsJ

OMG, this is an embarrassment, an utter, complete embarrassment.

i didnt think the meltdown would be so fast
the sooner the better

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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:00:05am

re: #78 MsJ

I am done. I cannot listen to this asshole any longer.

I quit 2 years ago. I just go to the notes.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:00:22am

re: #63 HappyWarrior

CCJ knows a guy who knows a guy who invented the Doritos Locos Taco.

So, a Taco Bell story.

One of my students had to go to Los Angeles for work two years ago. She thought she’d try Taco Bell (why not) and she walked in and saw a sign advertising some chalupa.

Now, this confused her….you see, “chalupa” means “summer cottage” in Czech. So at first she was wondering why a taco-looking thingy was called a “summer cottage”.

Then she went to order it, as after all, she could tell everyone back here that she’d eaten a summer cottage while she was in the US. So she goes up to the counter and asks for a chalupa……only to find the young lad behind the counter couldn’t understand her, as that word is pronounced like haloopa in Czech. So she pointed to the sign and the young man said, “Oh, you want a chalupa (chaloopa)”.

So, after a bit of confusion, she got her chalupa. She enjoyed it. And afterwards, she discovered actual Mexican food, which she enjoyed even more (after getting over a little trepidation ordering food from a taco truck).

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Interesting Times  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:00:57am

re: #73 MsJ

OMG, this is an embarrassment, an utter, complete embarrassment.

Not watching because I’m at work and people might overhear if I scream at the screen :/ Seriously though, is it demonstrably worse than anything we’ve seen from him before?

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Dr. Matt  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:01:05am

Acosta baited Donnie and Donnie bit. P R I C E L E S S

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:01:28am

re: #75 Sir John Barron

Congrats to Maine getting rid of LaPage. I know he was term limited or whatever.

yeah, but they’re sending him to florida

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:01:36am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

There are provisional ballots in my county; the canvassing board will meet tonight to review those and see if any apply to my village.

As of now, it appears I lost to the Nazi-adjacent write-in candidate by three votes, and came in last place in the election.

Aw man. That sucks.

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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:01:37am
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plansbandc  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:01:51am

re: #85 nines09

Yeah. I watched one of his campaign rallies and that was it for me. Thank you to all the lizards who can actually deal with listening to that voice. That soul shriveling fucking voice.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:02:03am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

There are provisional ballots in my county; the canvassing board will meet tonight to review those and see if any apply to my village.

As of now, it appears I lost to the Nazi-adjacent write-in candidate by three votes, and came in last place in the election.

Sorry to hear that.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:02:18am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

If that stands, I hope you declare the nazi heir to all those unpaid jobs you’re doing for Broadwater.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:02:21am

re: #83 The Vicious Babushka

He’s screaming at Jim Acosta. What a shitshow.

[Embedded content]

He’s hostile to the idea of a free press because he doesn’t believe in the traditions set forth in the Bill of Rights. It’s why he admires people like Putin, Duterte, Kim, and that dipshit in Brazil and disdains people like Macron, Trudeau, and Merkel.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:02:27am

re: #65 Sir John Barron

good grief he’s still on the TV

Jogue a sua TV fora (End of the Movie Poltergeist)

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Weaselone  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:02:27am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

There are provisional ballots in my county; the canvassing board will meet tonight to review those and see if any apply to my village.

As of now, it appears I lost to the Nazi-adjacent write-in candidate by three votes, and came in last place in the election.

So is the Nazi-adjacent guy going to have responsibility for the village water supply?

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:03:46am

re: #80 retired cynic

I am sorry. They are nuts.

Now I have to wonder if I need to pack my bags and leave in the middle of the night.

I’m not upset at losing the election; I’m upset losing to a guy who is a friggin’ Nazi.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:04:01am

re: #85 nines09

I quit 2 years ago. I just go to the notes.

This was literally the first time I listened to him.

As an American, I am horrified and embarrassed. My god.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:04:14am

re: #91 nines09

Wow that’s a relief. So they get at most 3 net seats.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:04:41am

re: #86 Dr Lizardo

So, a Taco Bell story.

One of my students had to go to Los Angeles for work two years ago. She thought she’d try Taco Bell (why not) and she walked in and saw a sign advertising some chalupa.

Now, this confused her….you see, “chalupa” means “summer cottage” in Czech. So at first she was wondering why a taco-looking thingy was called a “summer cottage”.

Then she went to order it, as after all, she could tell everyone back here that she’d eaten a summer cottage while she was in the US. So she goes up to the counter and asks for a chalupa……only to find the young lad behind the counter couldn’t understand her, as that word is pronounced like haloopa in Czech. So she pointed to the sign and the young man said, “Oh, you want a chalupa (chaloopa)”.

So, after a bit of confusion, she got her chalupa. She enjoyed it. And afterwards, she discovered actual Mexican food, which she enjoyed even more (after getting over a little trepidation ordering food from a taco truck).

That’s hilarious. Speaking of neat cultural exchanges, I saw that a Slovak guy who runs a school in Kenya had the kids put on a nice show singing Kenyan and Czech/Slovak songs to celebrate the centennial of Czechoslovakia. Although Czech Republic and Slovakia broke up, I love that there isn’t animosity like there is in the Balkans between the former Yugoslav Republics.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:05:08am

re: #97 Weaselone

So is the Nazi-adjacent guy going to have responsibility for the village water supply?

Well, I see no reason to continue doing the job for nothing and paying $150 for a license and additional money for continuing education classes… .

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:05:33am

re: #92 plansbandc

Yeah. I watched one of his campaign rallies and that was it for me. Thank you to all the lizards who can actually deal with listening to that voice. That soul shriveling fucking voice.

His voice man it just makes me want to punch baby seals.

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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:05:39am

re: #98 Anymouse 🌹

Now I have to wonder if I need to pack my bags and leave in the middle of the night.

I’m not upset at losing the election; I’m upset losing to a guy who is a friggin’ Nazi.

Makes you wonder just exactly who and what your townsfolk are, no?
Sorry to hear that.

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:05:44am

re: #2 freetoken

Not to want to be too much of a downer on an otherwise sunny post-Election day, but the BIG cloud which will be shading the political landscape - for the next two years, at least - is going to be the Senate. With Mitch McConnell still running things in the Upper Chamber in what will no doubt be his usual iron-fisted manner. Which (given a Democrat-controlled House) is probably a wash at best regarding the worst of GOP legislation (i.e. all of it) - but Republican control of the Senate is going to mean that they will be able to proceed apace with their longterm project of packing every Federal Court and every government position they can with as dedicated a partisan hack ideologue as their “farm teams” can provide. And now, without (AFAICT) even the minimal margin of a few “moderate” or “maverick” Senators.

Trump may seem out of it (as usual) today - and I really wonder why he’s even bothering with a (rare) personal presser - but somebody who knows what’s what will probably be directing his wandering attention back to his typical path of destruction sooner or later…

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:05:49am

re: #87 Interesting Times

Not watching because I’m at work and people might overhear if I scream at the screen :/ Seriously though, is it demonstrably worse than anything we’ve seen from him before?

I honestly don’t know as I have only read written reports in the past.

The exchange with the guy from Japan was absolutely cringe-worthy.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:07:37am

re: #79 KGxvi

So the Florida governor’s race still has a few ballots out it looks like, and the current margin is .6%. I know Gillum has conceded, but Florida has an automatic recount law… that’d be a helluva way for it to play out.

Broward Early voting count not completed

Broward, Duval, Palm Beach Mail-in ballots not completed.

Almost no county has completed Provisional ballots.

No county has completed overseas ballots, and won’t until at least 16 November (10 day grace period)

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Ferdinand  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:07:37am

re: #78 MsJ

I am done. I cannot listen to this asshole any longer.

Thankfully my wife woke up and needed coffee made. I’ll schadenfreude the shit out of a transcript later.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:09:23am

re: #100 Sir John Barron

Wow that’s a relief. So they get at most 3 net seats.

Net 4 if Arizona and Florida hold, and the Mississippi run off

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Dr. Matt  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:09:41am

re: #107 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Florida Senate race appears headed to recount as Rick Scott’s lead over Bill Nelson narrows overnight. Just 30,239 votes separate the Republican Scott and Democrat Nelson on Wednesday morning.

Did Republican Rick Scott speak too soon when he declared victory in his U.S. Senate race last night?

Maybe.

Just 34,435 votes separated Gov. Scott and Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson on Wednesday morning, a difference of 0.42 percentage points. By early afternoon, the gap had narrowed again, to 30,239 as more ballots were counted.

That’s within the margin that could launch a recount.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:10:01am

re: #105 Jay C

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Not to want to be too much of a downer on an otherwise sunny post-Election day, but the BIG cloud which will be shading the political landscape - for the next two years, at least - is going to be the Senate. With Mitch McConnell still running things in the Upper Chamber in what will no doubt be his usual iron-fisted manner. Which (given a Democrat-controlled House) is probably a wash at best regarding the worst of GOP legislation (i.e. all of it) - but Republican control of the Senate is going to mean that they will be able to proceed apace with their longterm project of packing every Federal Court and every government position they can with as dedicated a partisan hack ideologue as their “farm teams” can provide. And now, without (AFAICT) even the minimal margin of a few “moderate” or “maverick” Senators.

My thought too, but the fact that so many Repug Senators are up for re-election im 2020 may tend to moderate their actions in the meantime. McDonnell will not be leader in two years, which has to be a calculation in his party.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:10:25am

LOL

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gocart mozart  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:10:30am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:10:50am
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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:10:56am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:11:13am

re: #111 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

My thought too, but the fact that so many Repug Senators are up for re-election im 2020 may tend to moderate their actions in the meantime. McDonnell will not be leader

They might try but remember they’re going to still have to face their primary voters. Despite Collins’ slobberbath for Brat O’Kavanaugh, I bet she still gets a serious primary challenger.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:11:36am

re: #111 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

My thought too, but the fact that so many Repug Senators are up for re-election im 2020 may tend to moderate their actions in the meantime. McDonnell will not be leader

You don’t think McConnell (you meant him, right?) will keep the leadership? I do. Totally.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:12:13am

Grandpa is having a bad day.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:12:20am

re: #109 KGxvi

Net 4 if Arizona and Florida hold, and the Mississippi run off

wait, no, you were right, net 3, I can’t count. Indiana, Missouri, and North Dakota went red (as of now), Nevada went blue, Arizona and Florida are waiting on results.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:12:33am

re: #112 MsJ

LOL

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Your historic victory lol. God Breitbart get your mouth off the guys nuts. He didn’t have a victory last night. Now GWB in 2002 that was pretty unprecedented since he gained seats in a midterm which is something his father and Reagan didn’t do and Nixon and Ford neither.

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banditqueen  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:13:15am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

The person with the “D” gets the job done—you were so diligent & deserved to win. It’s the letter “R” that won, and your village’s loss. So sorry.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:13:17am

re: #117 MsJ

You don’t think McConnell (you meant him, right?) will keep the leadership? I do. Totally.

Curse you, autocorrect.

I do think he’ll keep it, but with less authority than he’s had up to now.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:13:28am

Lebanon is part of OPEC?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:14:09am

re: #123 jaunte

Lebanon is part of OPEC?

opec.org

Not according ot this.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:14:12am

re: #120 HappyWarrior

Your historic victory lol. God Breitbart get your mouth off the guys nuts. He didn’t have a victory last night.

Christ, Stormy Daniels doesn’t swallow as hard as Breitbart.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:14:37am

re: #122 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Curse you, autocorrect.

Dude, I feel your pain.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:15:53am

re: #124 HappyWarrior

I guess for Trump, anyone Arab = OPEC.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:15:58am

re: #125 MsJ

Christ, Stormy Daniels doesn’t swallow as hard as Breitbart.

I don’t even know if Lumpy Hannity will try to spin last night as a “historic victory” for Drumpf. Man talk about fake news. How the hell do you spin that as a victory? Yeah I get that they expanded the Senate and that’s notable but it’s not a victory by any means.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:16:05am

H/t Anne Laurie:

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Archangelus  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:16:27am

Baby steps but still…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:16:28am

re: #128 jaunte

I guess for Trump, anyone Arab = OPEC.

He’d probably be shocked to learn about Lebanese Christians too.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:16:29am

GAH!! Points for the sentiment, though.

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CarolJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:16:51am

Looking forward to the flood of House retirements (mostly GOP), but a few elderly House Dems in safe seats may retire to allow for a younger replacement. The Freedom Caucus just isn’t used to being in the minority. And in a Congress not bound by the Hastert Rule, they may find themselves even more sidelined. So why stay? In the old days of legislating, there was still pork you could hand out in exchange for a vote for something the majority wanted. Also looking ahead to 2020 with it’s even bigger electorate can’t be fun at all. It’s a pretty safe bet that the same people who came out this time will come out when its time to defeat Cheeto. No GOP congresscritter will want to be buried under what may be a bigger Blue Wave.

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sagehen  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:17:14am

re: #1 Ferdinand

Tries the “won’t release returns while under audit” defense again. I bet that dog won’t hunt.

Nixon released his returns while he was under audit. It cleared his name (on that particular question. The stuff he went down for wasn’t to be found in tax returns).

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:18:31am

re: #133 MsJ

GAH!! Points for the sentiment, though.

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I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets it. The R caucus got more crazy last night and I can’t imagine McCarthy or Scalise getting it. I do wonder how the Dem leadership is going to shape out. I wouldn’t mind someone else as Majority Leader. I want Nancy for Speaker since Nancy kicks ass and takes names but I want someone a little more fresh for Majority Leader and Whip.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:19:02am

re: #135 sagehen

Nixon released his returns while he was under audit. It cleared his name (on that particular question. The stuff he went down for wasn’t to be found in tax returns).

it’s now irrelevant
maxine dont need his permission

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:19:20am

Why does any reporter waste time asking Trump to regret something?

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:20:28am

Based on last night and looking at the 2020 Senate map, let’s assume worst case scenario and the GOP has 54 seats. These are the races that seem most worth investing in for the Dems:

Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Iowa (Ernst), Maine (Collins), North Carolina, South Carolina (Butters)

They’ll also have to defend Jones in Alabama.

And for shits and giggles: Cornyn is up in Texas and Capito is up in West Virginia; plus Cocaine Mitch as well.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:21:14am

re: #134 CarolJ

Looking forward to the flood of House retirements (mostly GOP), but a few elderly House Dems in safe seats may retire to allow for a younger replacement. The Freedom Caucus just isn’t used to being in the minority. And in a Congress not bound by the Hastert Rule, they may find themselves even more sidelined. So why stay? In the old days of legislating, there was still pork you could hand out in exchange for a vote for something the majority wanted. Also looking ahead to 2020 with it’s even bigger electorate can’t be fun at all. It’s a pretty safe bet that the same people who came out this time will come out when its time to defeat Cheeto. No GOP congresscritter will want to be buried under what may be a bigger Blue Wave.

Yeah there’s a few older Dems I wouldn’t mind stepping aside for new people to take over and give their imput. Don Beyer who isn’t exactly young or even “new” replacing Jim Moran in VA-8 was a good thing for that district.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:21:18am

re: #130 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

H/t Anne Laurie:

OK, I was surprised. No way expected two

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:22:05am
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:22:52am

Addled. This fucking guy is addled.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:23:41am

re: #134 CarolJ

Looking forward to the flood of House retirements (mostly GOP), but a few elderly House Dems in safe seats may retire to allow for a younger replacement. The Freedom Caucus just isn’t used to being in the minority. And in a Congress not bound by the Hastert Rule, they may find themselves even more sidelined. So why stay? In the old days of legislating, there was still pork you could hand out in exchange for a vote for something the majority wanted. Also looking ahead to 2020 with it’s even bigger electorate can’t be fun at all. It’s a pretty safe bet that the same people who came out this time will come out when its time to defeat Cheeto. No GOP congresscritter will want to be buried under what may be a bigger Blue Wave.

I don’t know about the Freedom Caucus… they might just enjoy the… um, freedom… of being able to stand on the sidelines and throw shit at the Democratic majority.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:23:54am
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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:23:58am

re: #143 MsJ

what was the question?

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:24:13am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹

There are provisional ballots in my county; the canvassing board will meet tonight to review those and see if any apply to my village.

As of now, it appears I lost to the Nazi-adjacent write-in candidate by three votes, and came in last place in the election.

Bummer. But on the bright side you wont be getting those 3 A.M calls from the water station anymore. :-)

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:24:37am

More MS13 bullshit.

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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:25:32am

We forgot all about Mr. Concern.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:25:35am

re: #146 KGxvi

what was the question?

About “nationalism”.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:26:01am

He’s **still** speaking?

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:26:29am

He’s “fighting back.”
What a wreck of a human.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:26:52am

re: #146 KGxvi

oops…wrong tweet. See below.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:27:29am

re: #146 KGxvi

what was the question?

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:27:30am

What do old-timer software developers at LGF think about “Pair Programming”?

I think it sucks. It does not increase collaboration or productivity, it’s just a way for corporate to save money on equipment.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:27:30am
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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:27:40am
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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:28:58am

Man, that press conference was fucked up on so many levels.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:29:15am

re: #154 MsJ

Ah, the old “calling me a racist is actually racist” move

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:29:34am

re: #158 Charles Johnson

Man, that press conference was fucked up on so many levels.

That’s a racist comment!

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:29:35am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:31:10am

re: #161 jaunte

Didn’t he just gain seats in the Senate?

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:31:37am

re: #162 Sir John Barron

The votes must be under audit.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:31:58am
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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:32:31am

re: #155 The Vicious Babushka

What do old-timer software developers at LGF think about “Pair Programming”?

I think it sucks. It does not increase collaboration or productivity, it’s just a way for corporate to save money on equipment.

stenographer at a keyboard instead of a pad

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:32:35am

re: #162 Sir John Barron

Didn’t he just gain seats in the Senate?

There are no republicans who will cut taxes for the middle class. None. It’s not how they roll.

Trump, since he has no compass, would do and sign anything that he can brag about. If Dem’s took over the senate, they’d actually get shit done as long as trump could brag about it.

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retired cynic  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:32:53am

Now listening to Nancy….

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:33:13am

re: #162 Sir John Barron

Didn’t he just gain seats in the Senate?

He’d need to overcome cloture, they won’t be able to do it via reconciliation this time. I doubt there’s 6-8 Senate Democrats that would vote for cloture unless it was a proper good tax reform bill that did away with a lot of the bullshit they passed last time.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:33:15am

Looks like Cheeto is taking the election pretty hard. That’s pretty encouraging: Maybe we did better than we thought.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:33:21am
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retired cynic  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:33:29am

She says about Health Care, all politics is PERSONAL.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:34:06am

re: #169 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Looks like Cheeto is taking the election pretty hard. That’s pretty encouraging: Maybe we did better than we thought.

Needs a golf holiday, stat!

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:34:09am

re: #164 jaunte

I like Acosta and godspeed to all of them for trying to do their actual jobs, but this time, he was pretty obnoxious. Sorry, Jim.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:35:24am

re: #166 MsJ

There are no republicans who will cut taxes for the middle class. None. It’s not how they roll.

Trump, since he has no compass, would do and sign anything that he can brag about. If Dem’s took over the senate, they’d actually get shit done as long as trump could brag about it.

Very briefly, we had Fox News on yesterday… Brit Hume said something about how even though the tax cut wasn’t very popular it actually was a middle class tax cut and wealthy people didn’t do that well in it. I basically yelled at the tv, “the fuck you talking about?” and then we switched over to MSNBC and CNN for the rest of the night.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:35:28am

re: #172 Barefoot Grin

Needs a golf holiday, stat!

Nah, at this point, only one of his Nazi rallies with nothing but adoration will do.

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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:36:18am

re: #169 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Looks like Cheeto is taking the election pretty hard. That’s pretty encouraging: Maybe we did better than we thought.

His shrink will increase his rallies to 5 a week with extra meds.

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Jason Munro  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:36:55am

re: #155 The Vicious Babushka

Agreed, it sucks.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:36:57am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:37:10am

Of course Trump is on edge, now that the mid-terms are over, Mueller will be free to move on him like a bitch.

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Archangelus  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:38:11am

Would responding “fuck off” be too much? /AskingForAFriend

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:38:12am

Doctor Who - Praise him

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:38:40am

re: #174 KGxvi

Very briefly, we had Fox News on yesterday… Brit Hume said something about how even though the tax cut wasn’t very popular it actually was a middle class tax cut and wealthy people didn’t do that well in it. I basically yelled at the tv, “the fuck you talking about?” and then we switched over to MSNBC and CNN for the rest of the night.

brit,,, what do you mean “actually”?

that all the reporting and number crunching on it was wrong?
that the ‘middle class’ actually got more money than the ‘rich’?
or only that the rich didnt do was well as they thought they would and wanted to?

moran

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sagehen  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:39:18am

re: #154 MsJ

I asked President Trump what he thinks of people seeing his rhetoric as emboldening white nationalists and whether he was concerned that Republicans would be seen as supporting white nationalists.

His response: “That’s a racist question.”

To quote a fine Floridian… “a hit dog will holler.”

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:40:39am

re: #172 Barefoot Grin

Needs a golf holiday, stat!

Through 2020.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:41:29am
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:42:07am

In the Nebraska state legislature, Democrats flipped three GOP seats, breaking the supermajority in the Unicameral. One of the seats flipped was by the first person to be elected to the Unicameral from the LGBT community.

In addition, the two Democratic women running for the state Board of Regents both won.

Pat McPherson won in District 6, while Maureen Nichols won in District 8.

Democratic turn out was up 81% over 2014. The party ran 818 candidates, beating the all-time high of 550.

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:43:18am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:43:37am

I read somewhere that there is a big caravan of groupies who follow Trump around to his various mini-Nurembergs. Gives a whole new meaning to the term “dead-head.”

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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:43:52am

re: #181 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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ILL STOP DIVIDING THE COUNTRY WHEN YOU STOP CRITIZING ME

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sagehen  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:44:05am

re: #174 KGxvi

Very briefly, we had Fox News on yesterday… Brit Hume said something about how even though the tax cut wasn’t very popular it actually was a middle class tax cut and wealthy people didn’t do that well in it. I basically yelled at the tv, “the fuck you talking about?” and then we switched over to MSNBC and CNN for the rest of the night.

Wealthy people who live in high-tax states, lost their SALT deduction, and their income is mostly salary… didn’t do so well with it. Wealthy people whose income is interest and dividends and capital gains, or whose businesses are passthroughs, they did great.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:44:53am
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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:46:38am

Oh look.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:47:12am

30 point type.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:48:59am

Wingnuts don’t like being told you’re going to hold their wallet.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:51:24am

Heh!

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:51:49am

re: #193 MsJ

30 point type.

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He’s too vain to use glasses.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:53:06am

re: #196 Dr Lizardo

He’s too vain to use glasses.

I SEE FINE, IT’S THE WORDS THAT HAVE GOTTEN SMALLER

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:53:12am

re: #192 nines09

Oh look.

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that word “bullied” - i dont think it means what you think it means

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:53:49am
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:53:58am
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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:54:04am
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:55:12am

Time to call it a day. Up early for work tomorrow. Have fun, Lizards.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:55:57am
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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:56:12am

re: #199 Anymouse 🌹

As I’ve long screamed into the void, voter suppression and election integrity should have been the key Dem issue since 2016. Everything else depends on it or at least is heavily influenced by it.

EVERYONE who shows up before the polls close gets to vote

no matter how much the BOARDS OF ELECTIONS screw up the organizing

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Mike Lamb  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:56:21am

re: #173 MsJ

I like Acosta and godspeed to all of them for trying to do their actual jobs, but this time, he was pretty obnoxious. Sorry, Jim.

I’m not sure I’d call it obnoxious, but the question, while good in spirit, was poor in execution. It was a bit long-winded, and it had no hope of pinning Trump down on anything. He should have just led with “Are you concerned about forthcoming subpoenas?” and gone from there.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:58:42am

re: #205 Mike Lamb

I’m not sure I’d call it obnoxious, but the question, while good in spirit, was poor in execution. It was a bit long-winded, and it had no hope of pinning Trump down on anything. He should have just led with “Are you concerned about forthcoming subpoenas?” and gone from there.

I agree. The execution was not good.

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Mike Lamb  Nov 7, 2018 • 10:59:27am

re: #205 Mike Lamb

I’m not sure I’d call it obnoxious, but the question, while good in spirit, was poor in execution. It was a bit long-winded, and it had no hope of pinning Trump down on anything. He should have just led with “Are you concerned about forthcoming subpoenas?” and gone from there.

But with that said, Trump’s reaction was ridiculous. Demanding that Acosta’s mic be taken? And then the aide actually trying to physically remove it?!!? Leaving the podium to pace around and then come back to harangue Acosta when Acosta’s platform had been removed?

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:00:29am

re: #173 MsJ
re: #205 Mike Lamb

Here’s the exchange in question.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:01:20am

re: #207 Mike Lamb

But with that said, Trump’s reaction was ridiculous. Demanding that Acosta’s mic be taken? And then the aide actually trying to physically remove it?!!? Leaving the podium to pace around and then come back to harangue Acosta when Acosta’s platform had been removed?

trump is gonna be rage tweeting about that shortly.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:02:31am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:04:10am

Nixon hated the press, too, but he would not have dared to have an aide get physical with a reporter. It is alarming that Cheeto’s henchmen feel that they can get away with this.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:05:52am

Acosta performs a great service, demonstrating that Trump can lose control over questions whose honest answers may suggest he’s not totally in control.

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gwangung  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:06:13am

re: #211 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Nixon hated the press, too, but he would not have dared to have an aide get physical with a reporter. It is alarming that Cheeto’s henchmen feel that they can get away with this.

More alarming is that 40% of the country applauds it and want to go further.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:06:33am

re: #211 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Nixon hated the press, too, but he would not have dared to have an aide get physical with a reporter. It is alarming that Cheeto’s henchmen feel that they can get away with this.

They do at his klan rallies.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:06:49am
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:07:07am

re: #121 banditqueen

The person with the “D” gets the job done—you were so diligent & deserved to win. It’s the letter “R” that won, and your village’s loss. So sorry.

Thanks for the kind words.

I called the chairwoman (who won reëlection) and informed her of the results from the county clerk, leaving the message on her answering machine.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:07:19am

re: #155 The Vicious Babushka

What do old-timer software developers at LGF think about “Pair Programming”?

I think it sucks. It does not increase collaboration or productivity, it’s just a way for corporate to save money on equipment.

Well, having seen it in action, it is useful when attempting to crack really complex problem sets. It helps to have another person sitting at your shoulder - to bounce ideas off of, to check what you write in real time, to remind you of where you were going when you lose your way …

It’s actually more expensive in the short term, and managers hate it - but it turns out cleaner code. It’s like any other kind of complex writing - the more you can hammer on it to get it write the first time, the less time you have to spend later on clean-up.

The equipment cost is a fraction of a fraction of the employee cost.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:07:25am

The open primary/top two general election system we have in California is producing some interesting results. There seems to be about a one million vote drop off when the two candidates in the statewide general election are from the same party.

Governor and Secretary of State had R vs D and while the governor’s race had 96k more votes both were over 6.9m ballots cast (as of current reporting). The US Senate and Lt Gov races were D vs D and came in at 6.17m and 5.8m respectively. The insurance commissioner race which had a Democrat facing a former Republican now Independent (and former insurance commissioner) got 6.56m votes, for comparison’s sake.

Also in that insurance commissioner race, it’s looking like the Dem is going to win, and I’m going to have a special election in my state senate district afterall.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:09:27am

re: #202 Dr Lizardo

Time to call it a day. Up early for work tomorrow. Have fun, Lizards.

I’m off to bed as well. I suspect the canvassing board tonight is not going to flip the election in my favour after the automatic recount.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:09:46am
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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:09:56am

re: #188 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I read somewhere that there is a big caravan of groupies who follow Trump around to his various mini-Nurembergs. Gives a whole new meaning to the term “dead-head.”

Brain-dead head

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:11:20am
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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:11:49am
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ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:15:00am

re: #7 Ferdinand

Ooooo. He’s mad! Almost walked out!

Was that due to Jim Acosta and Peter Alexander getting in his grill?

I was just checking my ATT/Yahoo email and that video exchange popped up.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:18:59am
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:20:33am
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:21:45am

re: #224 Charles Johnson

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:22:47am

re: #228 Anymouse 🌹

[Embedded content]

IOW, still FUBAR.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:23:27am
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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:23:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:24:21am

re: #144 KGxvi

I don’t know about the Freedom Caucus… they might just enjoy the… um, freedom… of being able to stand on the sidelines and throw shit at the Democratic majority.

They’ll throw shit at everybody

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:25:31am

re: #94 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

If that stands, I hope you declare the nazi heir to all those unpaid jobs you’re doing for Broadwater.

I have a feeling that a lot of the stuff Anymouse was conscientious about taking care of for the town will go undone.
And they won’t be able to blame the long-haired liberal for the problems…

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:25:59am

They did the same thing to the free press in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Nicolas Maduro’s Venezuela, and Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:28:32am

re: #233 Jebediah, RBG

I have a feeling that a lot of the stuff Anymouse was conscientious about taking care of for the town will go undone.
And they won’t be able to blame the long-haired liberal for the problems…

I believe some of it is required by state law, so the nazi will have to do it, or There Will Be Consequences.”

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:30:45am

re: #233 Jebediah, RBG

I have a feeling that a lot of the stuff Anymouse was conscientious about taking care of for the town will go undone.
And they won’t be able to blame the long-haired liberal for the problems…

Sure they can. It’s the conservative way.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:30:51am
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:31:24am

re: #233 Jebediah, RBG

I have a feeling that a lot of the stuff Anymouse was conscientious about taking care of for the town will go undone.
And they won’t be able to blame the long-haired liberal for the problems…

Well, we’ll see. “You won’t have my trilby hat to kick around any more.” /s

The difference is now two votes. Tonight’s canvassing board tells me that is close enough to trigger an automatic recount, but considering how small the town is, I don’t think that will flip the result.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:32:44am

Looks like Tester wins

Always wait for the complete count!

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:33:36am

re: #238 Anymouse 🌹

The difference is now two votes. Tonight’s canvassing board tells me that is close enough to trigger an automatic recount, but considering how small the town is, I don’t think that will flip the result.

Maybe a show of hands?

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Archangelus  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:34:58am
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:35:21am

re: #235 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I believe some of it is required by state law, so the nazi will have to do it, or There Will Be Consequences.”

The water system in particular. The village will either have to find another volunteer (good luck with that), or hire someone (we already tried that and couldn’t find a licensed operator to come out here even at $20 plus mileage).

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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:37:14am

re: #223 MsJ

Oh well scary sound bite names not needed now after election.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:37:19am

For many years, and almost in spite of itself, Texas managed to gradually improve the educational level of the general populace. This was mostly driven by economic necessity. For instance, you can’t very well find oil without a working knowledge of geology, bullshit wildcatter legends notwithstanding.. In another field, the Dust Bowl and its eventual solutions, especially contour plowing, gave many farmers a healthy respect for agricultural science. With success comes complacency though and fundamentalist grifters have labored long and hard to reverse this progress since the 1970s. They understand that their prosperity depends on ignorance, and control of education is the only way to ensure a sufficient supply of ignorant marks.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:37:25am

re: #242 Anymouse 🌹

The water system in particular. The village will either have to find another volunteer (good luck with that), or hire someone (we already tried that and couldn’t find a licensed operator to come out here even at $20 plus mileage).

Make them pay you. Real money.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:37:38am

re: #242 Anymouse 🌹

The water system in particular. The village will either have to find another volunteer (good luck with that), or hire someone (we already tried that and couldn’t find a licensed operator to come out here even at $20 plus mileage).

You don’t know what you got till it’s gone….

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:39:20am

re: #245 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Make them pay you. Real money.

Elections have consequences

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:40:05am

re: #244 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

… With success comes complacency though and fundamentalist grifters have labored long and hard to reverse this progress since the 1970s. They understand that their prosperity depends on ignorance, and control of education is the only way to ensure a sufficient supply of ignorant marks.

And they came to place a certain know-nothing ideology above all else.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:40:48am

Like I said at the end of the last thread, there’s a lot of unfinished business to take care of.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:42:27am

“slamming down on her arm!!11!!!”

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BeachDem  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:42:35am

re: #112 MsJ

LOL

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:48:59am

re: #196 Dr Lizardo

He’s too vain to use glasses.

SO was Hitler. They had to use a special typewriter for his speeches.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:49:10am

re: #245 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Make them pay you. Real money.

The village attorney long told the board they should be paying me, but are only getting away with it because I am on the board and thus they can claim it’s government work.

Starting with the next board meeting (assuming the election results don’t change), then I will no longer be on the board. Government entities are not permitted in Nebraska to accept volunteers for state mandated work.

Unless they pay me, I have to quit. (That said, they could offer minimum wage plus mileage driving lab samples back and forth. That doesn’t mean I have to take minimum wage, and I would need to consult with the VA over my disability and how that would be affected.)

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BlueSpotinAL  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:37:18pm

re: #81 dangerman

not in my house

NEVER in my house. Never. If I need to know what that shitbag spewed, I will read a transcript.

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BlueSpotinAL  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:41:56pm

re: #102 Anymouse 🌹

Well, I see no reason to continue doing the job for nothing and paying $150 for a license and additional money for continuing education classes… .

Are you going to send a message to all the residents explaining that? You should.


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