California’s Pro-Russia Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Is Losing to Democrat Harley Rouda (Or, the Chuck C. Johnson Curse)

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Chuck C. Johnson and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher pose in front of the Ecuadoran embassy in London. (Source: Facebook)

It looks like Russia’s best friend in Congress, Dana Rohrabacher, is going to be out of a job. All the votes aren’t counted yet, but it’s fairly sure at this point that he’s losing to Democratic challenger Harley Rouda in Orange County’s 48th district.

I’m not going to claim all the credit for it, but I’d like to believe that LGF’s exposé of Rohrabacher’s connections to Holocaust denier Chuck C. Johnson played a significant part in getting this guy out of office.

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Kilroy was here  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:44:26am

If you try to prove I’m a crook I’ll try and hurt you…

Trump vows ‘beautiful’ deals with Democrats, but threatens ‘warlike’ retaliation to probes
washingtonpost.com

“The election’s over,” Trump said. “Now everybody is in love.”

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:46:06am
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Ace-o-aces  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:46:13am
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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:46:24am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:46:56am

I’d love to see Rohrabacher indicted in the Mueller probe.
He seems a pretty good candidate.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:47:47am

Mueller better start moving.

A couple of indictments would do nicely.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:48:33am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:48:38am

re: #6 makeitstop

Mueller better start moving.

A couple of indictments would do nicely.

moving on Trump like a bitch

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:50:05am

Rudy!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:50:07am

Left on the last thread,

re: #245 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

Make them pay you. Real money.

re: #253 Anymouse 🌹

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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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:51:52am

re: #1 Kilroy was here

If you try to prove I’m a crook I’ll try and hurt you…

Trump vows ‘beautiful’ deals with Democrats, but threatens ‘warlike’ retaliation to probes
washingtonpost.com

“The election’s over,” Trump said. “Now everybody is in love.”

Loon

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Kragar  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:55:13am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:55:54am

re: #7 Charles Johnson

“At your request, I am submitting my resignation.”

sure thing…no pressure put on him at all…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:56:10am

Criswell Bacon predicted that Attorney General Keebler Elf was heading back to the Hollow Tree.

Rosenstein will be next.

All hell will break loose when Mueller is fired.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:56:19am
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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:56:39am

re: #5 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’d love to see Rohrabacher indicted in the Mueller probe.
He seems a pretty good candidate.

The Mueller probe has just run out of time.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:56:59am

Can the Dems in Congress hire Mueller?

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ckkatz  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:57:19am

From last thread:

re: #217 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

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.

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

My experience is similar. Here’s what I wrote up before seeing Khal Wimpo’s response.

I always felt that pair programming can be useful in a very specific and limited set of circumstances.

For example when a specific problem needs to be addressed for one of a limited number of issues.
- Such as when a subject matter expert (SME) is needed for a specific programming question.
- Or if the requirements are not well understood or documented.
- Or if there is little consensus on how a problem should be addressed. (Note this is more a ‘political’ and ‘leadership’ problem.)

But as a more general approach, I find it inefficient and a general waste of time and resources.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:57:32am
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CongoJack  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:58:36am

re: #12 Kragar

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What does Bob Cesca say… Trump always makes things worst for Trump. This will backfire huge. Good luck Rs… in the next 4 years you are all going to be voted out of office if you keep following this shit weasel.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:58:49am
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gwangung  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:58:54am

re: #16 Skip Intro

The Mueller probe has just run out of time.

Panic move?

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Kragar  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:59:24am
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Kragar  Nov 7, 2018 • 11:59:44am
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:00:07pm

re: #14 Joe Bacon 🌹

Criswell Bacon predicted that Attorney General Keebler Elf was heading back to the Hollow Tree.

Rosenstein will be next.

All hell will break loose when Mueller is fired.

act.moveon.org

Protests are triggered if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is removed from his position. We’ll see what happens next.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:00:11pm

re: #21 Charles Johnson

Absolutely. And what does it say that someone like this was not totally on board with Trump?

That he is also complicit but not willing to throw himself on his sword for his boss.

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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:00:54pm
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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:01:15pm

re: #16 Skip Intro

The Mueller probe has just run out of time.

Mueller can be fired “for cause” but I’m not sure that will be the direction they take. Maybe just sabotaging the investigation quietly?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:01:50pm

re: #7 Charles Johnson

Notice that the letter is undated.
How long has this been sitting around?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:03:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:03:23pm

Man I hike for just a bit and Sessions is gone.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:03:25pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

This is one downside to not capturing the Senate last night: no leverage against cabinet firings/new appointments.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:03:38pm

re: #15 Charles Johnson

Whitaker hasn’t previously been confirmed by the Senate to a Cabinet level position so it’s unclear to me what power over Mueller and Rosenstein he actually wields here.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:03:43pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Notice that the letter is undated.
How long has this been sitting around?

It was in a box behind a sheet of glass that said ‘in case of emergency…’

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:04:07pm

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

To quote Corey Lewnowski, wah wah.

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:04:13pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

Man I hike for just a bit and Sessions is gone.

Try hiking some more and see who else disappears.

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VegasGolfer  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:05:06pm

Who doesn’t think Mueller has already planned for this?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:05:10pm
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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:05:19pm

And here I was, thinking that we’d get a nice slow news day to catch our breath.

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VegasGolfer  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:06:11pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:06:32pm

re: #36 calochortus

Try hiking some more and see who else disappears.

Hahaha. Maybe if I hike the entire Appalachian Trail, Trump will. Too late to start that tho.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:06:56pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

Whitaker hasn’t previously been confirmed by the Senate to a Cabinet level position so it’s unclear to me what power over Mueller and Rosenstein he actually wields here.

The senate could confirm him after hours tomorrow night.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:07:12pm

re: #39 makeitstop

And here I was, thinking that we’d get a nice slow news day to catch our breath.

Can’t do that with this administration. We know this by now but yeah.

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:07:14pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Notice that the letter is undated.
How long has this been sitting around?

My guess: since Feb. 10, 2017…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:07:34pm
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Kragar  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:07:35pm
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:08:00pm

re: #39 makeitstop

And here I was, thinking that we’d get a nice slow news day to catch our breath.

Remember, trump is a master of bullshit and marketing.

The thing he did this morning was an absolute disaster. He’s doing what he always does…shifting the narrative.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:08:42pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:08:43pm

re: #28 calochortus

Mueller can be fired “for cause” but I’m not sure that will be the direction they take. Maybe just sabotaging the investigation quietly?

Since when do they do ANYTHING quietly?

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:09:39pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! (swoon)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:10:10pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:10:20pm

I understand that the AG could just look at Mueller’s report and consign it to the shredder, but what about outstanding indictments? He can’t make those go away can he? I suppose the gov’t could refuse to prosecute, but that might look bad.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:10:28pm

Hmmm looks like the bots are jamming Talking Points Memo’s web page.

Gosh, I wonder why????

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:11:20pm

re: #49 I Would Prefer Not To

Since when do they do ANYTHING quietly?

Not often, but I’m sure there are lots of despicable acts that they’re trying to slip in under the radar.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:11:26pm

My my my President KKKraKKKer JerKKK goes after Acosta.

“You are not a nice person”, President Shithead utters…

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banditqueen  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:12:06pm

I don’t think Beauregard can quit Washington, DC. He may decide to run for the next open senate seat in Alabama.

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Kilroy was here  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:12:12pm

I have a feeling the SDNY is getting an data dump today concerning the Fanta Menace.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:13:00pm

re: #28 calochortus

Mueller can be fired “for cause” but I’m not sure that will be the direction they take. Maybe just sabotaging the investigation quietly?

The guy replacing him wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal saying the easiest way to end Mueller’s investigation is to simply deny it funding.

The GOP doesn’t give up the House until January.

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ckkatz  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:13:04pm

re: #47 MsJ

Remember, trump is a master of bullshit and marketing.

The thing he did this morning was an absolute disaster. He’s doing what he always does…shifting the narrative.

I have no doubt that you already know this, but I feel that it has to be said.

The big problem with shifting the narrative is that the new distraction needs to be bigger/more important than the previous fiasco. Which means that the options for distraction become more limited and more dangerous.

At some point national security and perhaps even survival are all that are left in the table. I hope that we do not reach that point in the next two years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:13:22pm
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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:13:37pm

re: #53 Joe Bacon 🌹

Hmmm looks like the bots are jamming Talking Points Memo’s web page.

Gosh, I wonder why????

Weird. I got TPM’s home page to come up, but it’s got stories from 11/1.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:14:38pm

re: #59 ckkatz

I have no doubt that you already know this, but I feel that it has to be said.

The big problem with shifting the narrative is that the new distraction needs to be bigger/more important than the previous fiasco. Which means that the options for distraction become more limited and more dangerous.

At some point national security and perhaps even survival are all that are left in the table. I hope that we do not reach that point in the next two years.

sort of like a ponzi scheme
you keep needing more and more to support it until it finally becomes unstable

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:15:04pm

I switched over to Josh’s Twitter feed. Oh my, somebody has filled his Depends, hasn’t he?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:15:12pm

re: #60 Backwoods_Sleuth

I remember her son’s death. Awful. GL to her.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:15:32pm

re: #33 goddamnedfrank

Whitaker hasn’t previously been confirmed by the Senate to a Cabinet level position so it’s unclear to me what power over Mueller and Rosenstein he actually wields here.

Acting cabinet officials who have not been approved by the Senate generally cannot change policies within their departments (they are essentially caretakers).

However, the GOP still controls the Senate.

On the one hand, the GOP insisted it wanted the investigation to continue, and was fine with Mueller.

On the other hand, power is what a conservative craves.

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:16:48pm

re: #61 makeitstop

Weird. I got TPM’s home page to come up, but it’s got stories from 11/1.

Very weird: the LH column is full of current stuff, but all the rest is from Oct. 31 - Nov. 1.

Russki Trollski Alertski!??

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:17:07pm

I assume Whitaker is just a placeholder until someone real awful like Kobach gets the job.

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ckkatz  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:18:48pm

re: #62 dangerman

sort of like a ponzi scheme
you keep needing more and more to support it until it finally becomes unstable

Nicely put!

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:19:30pm

I fully expect this to happen.

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Kragar  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:21:00pm

After losing his bench in a Democratic sweep the night before, Harris County Juvenile Court Judge Glenn Devlin released nearly all of the youthful defendants that appeared in front him on Wednesday morning, simply asking the kids whether they planned to kill anyone before letting them go.

“He was releasing everybody,” said public defender Steven Halpert, who watched the string of surprising releases. “Apparently he was saying that’s what the voters wanted.”

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:21:18pm

re: #22 gwangung

Panic move?

Part of the plan.Damn near everybody predicted he’d dump Sessions after the election to set up getting rid of Mueller.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:21:32pm

more explanations in the thread

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:21:43pm

re: #69 makeitstop

I fully expect this to happen.

Nah it will be someone worse. Think Kobach.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:22:31pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why wouldn’t a GOP Senate confirm a donkey if that’s what Trump wanted?

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:22:54pm

re: #70 Kragar

To Alex Bunin, the county’s chief public defender, the sudden leniency was simply baffling.

“I’m not sure that I can wrap my arms around what he’s actually doing,” he said. “It’s a huge change and the only thing that has happened is that he was not elected so I don’t know what to attribute it to other than that.”

One more “conservative” throwing a tantrum because he didn’t get his way.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:23:31pm

re: #74 Skip Intro

Why wouldn’t a GOP Senate confirm a donkey if that’s what Trump wanted?

The donkey won praise from the Heritage Foundation for being an ass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:23:34pm
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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:23:55pm

True to form. Trump’s a coward.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:24:13pm

re: #70 Kragar

JFC

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:24:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:24:32pm
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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:24:50pm

re: #55 Joe Bacon 🌹

My my my President KKKraKKKer JerKKK goes after Acosta.

“You are not a nice person”, President Shithead utters…

Such a tough guy…spends presidency insulting people behind his twitter phone and hate rallies then whines like a stuck piglet when someone gets in his grill for real.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:24:53pm

re: #78 makeitstop

True to form. Trump’s a coward.

Once and always one. I really hope one day one of these guys tears into both Kelly and Trump.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:25:36pm

Now we find out if Mueller is as smart as we think he is.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:26:04pm

re: #84 Eclectic Cyborg

Now we find out if Mueller is as smart as we think he is.

He definitely anticipated this.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:26:04pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

Nah it will be someone worse. Think Kobach.

Judge Ducklips.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:26:55pm

Maybe the second move…

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:27:06pm

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

Acting cabinet officials who have not been approved by the Senate generally cannot change policies within their departments (they are essentially caretakers).

However, the GOP still controls the Senate.

On the one hand, the GOP insisted it wanted the investigation to continue, and was fine with Mueller.

On the other hand, power is what a conservative craves.

and on the other, other hand, the rules are whatever we say they are today

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CongoJack  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:28:00pm

re: #87 makeitstop

Maybe the second move…

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How did Rod get moved over like that? I thought he couldn’t be removed from oversight of Mueller unless he was fired.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:28:17pm

re: #86 The Vicious Babushka

Judge Ducklips.

Nah. But then again he is considering a former FNC airhead to replace Haley.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:28:40pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

Nah it will be someone worse. Think Kobach.

i hear he’s between jobs right now….

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:28:58pm

Mr. C. has just arrived home, which means it is time to get packed to head off to Monterey for a couple days.
Private, because it’s not all that interesting to the general populace.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:29:13pm

re: #91 dangerman

i hear he’s between jobs right now….

Kansas’s loss may be our national loss.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:29:17pm

re: #89 CongoJack

How did Rod get moved over like that? I thought he couldn’t be removed from oversight of Mueller unless he was fired.

Remember, Rosenstein was only overseeing Mueller’s investigation because Sessions had to recuse himself; with Sessions gone, there’s no need for that now.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:30:11pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:30:16pm

re: #94 TedStriker

Remember, Rosenstein was only overseeing Mueller’s investigation because Sessions had to recuse himself; with Sessions gone, there’s no need for that now.

That’s right. With Sessions out as AG, his oversight is no longer necessary.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:30:28pm
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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:31:57pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

…until every vote is counted

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ckkatz  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:33:29pm

re: #87 makeitstop

Maybe the second move…

And, I suspect, Acting AG can also direct how Mueller handles the probe, including determining schedule, limiting tasks and redirecting it. If these changes are sealed, how will we know?

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:33:34pm
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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:33:35pm

re: #87 makeitstop

Maybe the second move…

He held off doing this until after the elections, not wanting any distractions from FEAR THE MS-13 CARAVAN! Since that didn’t work, on the House elections anyway, he just dials up some more obstruction.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:33:54pm
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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:35:36pm

re: #31 HappyWarrior

Man I hike for just a bit and Sessions is gone.

Take another hike. If we’re lucky, when you come back Bolton will be gone as well.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:35:42pm
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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:36:12pm

re: #67 HappyWarrior

I assume Whitaker is just a placeholder until someone real awful like Kobach gets the job.

I get it now. Whitaker will be the one who gets the ball rolling on firing Mueller and taking the hear. Then Lindsey will get the permanent appointment.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:37:12pm

re: #105 Skip Intro

I get it now. Whitaker will be the one who gets the ball rolling on firing Mueller and taking the hear. Then Lindsey will get the permanent appointment.

Something like that.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:38:02pm

So long and thanks for the Senate seat Jeff.

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Scottish Dragon  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:38:44pm

So here goes the coup at DOJ.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:39:40pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:39:50pm
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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:40:47pm

re: #52 calochortus

I understand that the AG could just look at Mueller’s report and consign it to the shredder, but what about outstanding indictments? He can’t make those go away can he? I suppose the gov’t could refuse to prosecute, but that might look bad.

There is always the NY AG to prosecute at the State level. Mueller has probably shared or is prepared to share info with her.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:41:02pm

re: #109 makeitstop

My marching shoes are ready.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:41:13pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:41:17pm

It was noted elsewhere that after the last election in Wisconsin, the Republicans pushed through a bill to prohibit recounts if the election margin exceeds 1%. Scott Walker signed it into law.

He lost by 1.2%.

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VegasGolfer  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:41:43pm
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Scottish Dragon  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:41:58pm
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sagehen  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:42:44pm

re: #65 Anymouse 🌹

Acting cabinet officials who have not been approved by the Senate generally cannot change policies within their departments (they are essentially caretakers).

However, the GOP still controls the Senate.

On the one hand, the GOP insisted it wanted the investigation to continue, and was fine with Mueller.

On the other hand, power is what a conservative craves.

The difference between Sessions resigning and Sessions being fired, is that because he officially-on-paper seems to have resigned, Trump can move any other senate-confirmed appointee from some other job into that job.

If Sessions had refused to resign, if he’d insisted on being fired, the slot would have to stay open until a new appointee can be confirmed.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:43:51pm

re: #67 HappyWarrior

I assume Whitaker is just a placeholder until someone real awful like Kobach gets the job.

I’m thinking it’s him. Rudy has…FBI issues.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:44:35pm

Expect Trump and co to do all kinds of shit between now and January.

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Scottish Dragon  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:44:43pm

re: #118 MsJ

I’m thinking it’s him. Rudy has…FBI issues.

Kobach is being whispered. Possibility of wholesale purge at DOJ.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:45:44pm
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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:46:09pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

Because that just happened, and obviously there is no “hell to pay” from Lindsay or any of the GOP.

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Scottish Dragon  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:47:09pm

I’m beginning to think Trump is going to dare the new Congress to impeach, and he is going to be very open about illegality.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:47:17pm
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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:47:57pm

re: #116 Scottish Dragon

Not if he’s meeting with Trump. Trump doesn’t have the guts to fire anybody face to face.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:48:14pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:49:09pm

A reminder:

NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW—MUELLER FIRING RAPID RESPONSE

Donald Trump could be preparing to put himself above the law. We won’t allow it.

Trump will create a constitutional crisis if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller, or attempts to compromise the investigation by other means. (See The Plan for details.)

Our response in the hours following a potential power grab will dictate what happens next—whether Congress will stand up to Trump or allow him to move our democracy toward authoritarianism.

That’s why we’re preparing to hold emergency “Nobody Is Above the Law” rallies around the country, in the event they are needed—900+ of them and counting, in every state, with 400,000 RSVPs to date!

Join us.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:50:15pm
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:52:12pm

re: #103 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

Take another hike. If we’re lucky, when you come back Bolton will be gone as well.

That won’t happen. Trump needs the BOMB THEM ALL in his ear day and night.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:52:36pm

Interesting point here. This new guy might be tight right now, but his situation can change in January.

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Scottish Dragon  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:52:53pm
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lawhawk  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:53:45pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

First, he forced Sessions to resign. That’s known as firing someone. Congress should demand answers on this, since the nature of separation from office is critical as to who has the right to fill the position.

Second, Whitaker should recuse because he’s already expressed an opinion about how Mueller has already gone too far (sorry pal, but he hasn’t - objectively he’s stayed within his mandate). Trump is hoping to kneecap the investigation by any means necessary.

None of this is normal. None of this is on the up and up, and none of this should be tolerated by a Congress that upholds the Constitution. The GOP doesn’t give a shit about any of this, because they got what they wanted - a judiciary packed with right wing extremists, and Trump rolling back regulations and shifting the burdens on to those least able to endure them so millionaires can get richer.

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Mike Lamb  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:55:57pm

re: #132 lawhawk

First, he forced Sessions to resign. That’s known as firing someone. Congress should demand answers on this, since the nature of separation from office is critical as to who has the right to fill the position.

Second, Whitaker should recuse because he’s already expressed an opinion about how Mueller has already gone too far (sorry pal, but he hasn’t - objectively he’s stayed within his mandate). Trump is hoping to kneecap the investigation by any means necessary.

None of this is normal. None of this is on the up and up, and none of this should be tolerated by a Congress that upholds the Constitution. The GOP doesn’t give a shit about any of this, because they got what they wanted - a judiciary packed with right wing extremists, and Trump rolling back regulations and shifting the burdens on to those least able to endure them so millionaires can get richer.

I can’t imagine that declining to release the Mueller report wouldn’t be anything other than a wholesale political tire fire.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:56:19pm

re: #124 jaunte

“I believe that our country cannot afford to allow President Obama to continue with his extreme, inept and often lawless agenda.” (1/2)

— Matt Whitaker

But DJT’s Russia collusion is so much better.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:56:20pm
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:57:32pm

re: #134 Sir John Barron

But DJT’s Russia collusion is so much better.

THAT’S DIFFERENT, LIBTARD!!11!!!!!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:58:14pm

From elsewhere …

Judge Andrew Napolitano, appearing on Dana Perino’s show, said Trump could have a legal problem with the appointment of Whittaker.

“About Matt Whittaker, under the law the person running the Department of Justice must have been approved by the United States Senate for some previous position, even on an interim post. Who is that person? Rod Rosenstein.

Acting Attorney General Whittaker is a former US Attorney…I think Iowa. In that context he was confirmed by the United States Senate, but he was not confirmed by the United States Senate for a leadership position in the Justice Department, and the statutes require that confirmation. The White House is going to have to work this out.

Who has been confirmed and hwo’s next in line? Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:58:39pm
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:58:50pm

It’s going to take a while, but if we can hold out, perhaps the pearl-clutching squishes will finally wake up to the fact that they are dealing with a greasy-haired thug, not a charming reality-TV star, in this White House.

This guy is Tony Fucking Soprano.

He is not going to be “nice.” He is not going to play by the rules.

He is going to fuck, murder, distort, lie, cheat - whatever it takes to win.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 12:59:25pm

Former U.S. Congressman Stephen E. Stockman was sentenced today to serve 120 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,014,718.51 in restitution, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for orchestrating a four-year scheme to defraud charitable donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars and secretly to funnel the proceeds to pay for personal expenses and to illegally finance his campaigns for public office.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:02:00pm
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Sir John Barron  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:03:33pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

Unfortunately I suspect Jeff Beuregard Sessions will continue to be a Drump apologist even outside the tent. Hope I’m wrong.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:03:52pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:04:01pm

Another example of you only get jail if you screw the wealthy:

A Manhattan federal jury has convicted sports radio personality Craig Carton of fraud — setting the fallen “Boomer and Carton” co-host up for as much as 45 years in prison.

After less than a day of deliberations, the jury of three men and nine women found Carton guilty on all counts, including securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.

Carton looked straight ahead as the jury read the verdict.

The roughly one-week trial included testimony from hedge fund executives who said they gave Carton millions as an investment in bulk event tickets, including a national tour by Metallica and two Barbra Streisand concerts.

Documents showed that the money instead went to pay Carton’s personal expenses, including his gambling loans.

(more)
nypost.com

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:04:20pm

re: #142 Sir John Barron

Unfortunately I suspect Jeff Beuregard Sessions will continue to be a Drump apologist even outside the tent. Hope I’m wrong.

He will be. His protege Miller is implementing a lot of wildest dreams.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:05:11pm

re: #18 ckkatz

From last thread:

My experience is similar. Here’s what I wrote up before seeing Khal Wimpo’s response.

I always felt that pair programming can be useful in a very specific and limited set of circumstances.

For example when a specific problem needs to be addressed for one of a limited number of issues.
- Such as when a subject matter expert (SME) is needed for a specific programming question.
- Or if the requirements are not well understood or documented.
- Or if there is little consensus on how a problem should be addressed. (Note this is more a ‘political’ and ‘leadership’ problem.)

But as a more general approach, I find it inefficient and a general waste of time and resources.

O HAI THERE!

Thanks for the shout-out and thoughtful engagement. I think the pair programming was a pilot project from Ford Motors (picked this up in a seminar on Agile & Scrum a while back - don’t @ me, as the kids say).

I find that when I’m grappling with something that’s got a lot of moving parts, I work best when grinding on it on my own for a while, and as I get closer to production, having another pair of eyes on this is, for my “Imposter Syndrome” plagued self, absolutely critical.

After a while spent just staring at anything you’ve done, everything starts to look wrong, and you just start spinning your wheels, writing and re-writing the same goddam thing 30 times.

Well, at least I do.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:05:44pm
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:07:03pm
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Mike Lamb  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:09:13pm

re: #147 Charles Johnson

You’re the racist.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:10:01pm

I’m pretty sure that if you’re on a White House tour, you don’t get to pose for a photo all by yourself out in front of the building. This guy was invited by someone.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:11:01pm
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lawhawk  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:11:19pm

re: #148 MsJ

And Trump and his sycophants and enablers will claim that it’s all part of the natural turnover.

It’s all well and good that there’s turnover in any admin (and the midterms are usually when there’s a bump in turnover), but Trump has had an absurd amount of turnover, mostly because he’s incompetent and doesn’t know what he’s doing and hired incompetent people to advise him.

He’s also timing the turnover to deflect from the atrocious showing yesterday. But for gerrymandering and voter suppression, the GOP would have been in even worse trouble.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:11:38pm

Eurofratboys

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Interesting Times  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:11:57pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:12:15pm

This is actually an American group, despite the name.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:13:23pm

As if Euro-American hasn’t been the accepted default state for Americans for the last 300 years.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:13:40pm

With the backing of a solid plurality of White America, Trump is now going to openly create the most authoritarian regime in American History.

The new Democratic majority House will be sidelined even before they take office, efforts to reign in Trump by investigation and Constitutional limitations will be opposed by the GOP Senate and supported by the majority Republican State Governments and Governor seats. And they will be quite open about it. Along the way they will hem and haw about Constitutionality, but in action let Trump run roughshod over basic Law and Rights.

Mueller will be gone in a few weeks, and in his place yet another Trump sycophant pledged in body and spirit to Trump himself. We have a cult in power, and it is solidifying its base of power. It is a White Power cult, led by a flim flam con man. We are just entering the dark days. Time to gear the fight going for the long term, 20 years or so..

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lawhawk  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:14:49pm

re: #150 Charles Johnson

I’m pretty sure that if you’re on a White House tour, you don’t get to pose for a photo all by yourself out in front of the building. This guy was invited by someone.

I was on the tour last December. You do have a few minutes to pose.

Your tour starts on Executive Ave for lineup and passing thru security. You’re then allowed to tour at your own pace through whatever rooms are open to the public, before leaving via the main doors on the Pennsylvania Ave side.

They wont let you linger there for long though; enough to take a couple of photos/selfies. And they have very specific rules as to what kind of electronics you’re allowed to bring in.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:15:42pm

AG Matthew Whitaker was not confirmed by the Senate and therefore his appointment violates the law.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:15:56pm

re: #128 Charles Johnson

“It’s danger time”

lookin for me?

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:16:53pm
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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:17:11pm

re: #132 lawhawk

Trump is acting like a guilty goon with an attempt to kneecap the investigation into his malfeasance.

He’s acting like a tinpot dictator, not POTUS.

he’s acting like….nixon

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:18:46pm

re: #157 Rocky-in-Connecticut

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Mueller will be gone in a few weeks, and in his place yet another Trump sycophant pledged in body and spirit to Trump himself. We have a cult in power, and it is solidifying its base of power. It is a White Power cult, led by a flim flam con man. We are just entering the dark days. Time to gear the fight going for the long term, 20 years or so..

We’ll see.

What authoritarian regimes in the past did not have was significant opposition to their rise by the populace, or a country that has lived by democratic norms.

I don’t know what’s going to happen to me in the near future where I’m at. The water system is the least of my problems if we go pear-shaped.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:20:22pm

re: #162 dangerman

he’s acting like….nixon

I don’t think Nixon invited Nazis to the White House.

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freetoken  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:21:12pm

re: #164 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t think Nixon invited Nazis to the White House.

You’re probably right about that one.

Yet Nixon had his share of bigoted friends.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:22:28pm

re: #164 Anymouse 🌹

I don’t think Nixon invited Nazis to the White House.

nixon only on the firing / doj part

(paranoia too - though note in both cases, justified)

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:23:29pm

re: #162 dangerman

he’s acting like….nixon

Nixon couldn’t get away with it, though. Trump thinks he can because conservatives have literally spent decades preparing for it, since Nixon’s time and the Powell Memorandum in fact.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:24:06pm

re: #107 bd(soros funded)

So long and thanks for the Senate seat Jeff.

Warms mah evul heart that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions The Third was our senator and has been replaced by a mammal.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:24:22pm

re: #158 lawhawk

I was on the tour last December. You do have a few minutes to pose.

Your tour starts on Executive Ave for lineup and passing thru security. You’re then allowed to tour at your own pace through whatever rooms are open to the public, before leaving via the main doors on the Pennsylvania Ave side.

They wont let you linger there for long though; enough to take a couple of photos/selfies. And they have very specific rules as to what kind of electronics you’re allowed to bring in.

Do they let you stand out in front all by yourself, with no one nearby?

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Citizen K  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:24:23pm

Trump sure choice one hell of a peach for Acting AG. All by design too, I imagine.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:25:02pm

cnn gets this right:

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:25:24pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:26:31pm

If conservatives go all in on this and authoritarianism goes pear-shaped, I’m in real trouble.

In authoritarian regimes, the very first people rounded up are opposition politicians by locals.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:26:32pm

re: #162 dangerman

Nixon, except this time with a 24hr/ day naked propaganda machine with big financial and commercial backing known as Fox News behind him along with the festering boils like Breitbart openly hostile to most of our country (inc. minorities, gays, “race-traitor” whites) and 98% of the world.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:26:33pm

re: #167 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Nixon couldn’t get away with it, though. Trump thinks he can because conservatives have literally spent decades preparing for it, since Nixon’s time and the Powell Memorandum in fact.

oh i know - i was “there”

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:27:01pm

re: #172 MsJ

seriously though what kind of broke-ass wannabe authoritarian makes his move *after* losing the puppet legislature

— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) November 7, 2018

The kind of broke-ass wannabe authoritarian that is wasting no time in trying to save his own ass before the House changes hands and before the Dems can do anything about it.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:27:01pm
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Citizen K  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:28:45pm
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:29:02pm

Removed

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Citizen K  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:30:23pm

re: #167 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Nixon couldn’t get away with it, though. Trump thinks he can because conservatives have literally spent decades preparing for it, since Nixon’s time and the Powell Memorandum in fact.

Trump thinks he can get away with it because, as he and other Republicans see it, the only problem Nixon had was Republicans going soft and giving in to the pressure. Trump may very well get away with his shit if the GOP continue to play the good little toadies and bend knee to the puppet emperor so they can maintain their own power.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:30:45pm

re: #179 MsJ

StaceyAbrams will face off against #BrianKemp in a runoff election on December 4, pic.twitter.com

— DΔXTM (@Dax_x98) November 7, 2018

OK, what have I missed about the GA gov race that there’s going to be a runoff?

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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:31:37pm

Mueller is coming for little Donnie. Big Donnie knows little Donnie will squeal like a stuck pig. Tick tick tick tick…..

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:31:45pm

re: #181 TedStriker

OK, what have I missed about the GA gov race that there’s going to be a runoff?

I think it’s because neither side got a clear majority.

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Interesting Times  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:31:45pm

re: #181 TedStriker

OK, what have I missed about the GA gov race that there’s going to be a runoff?

Happens if no one gets 50%+ of the vote.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:31:52pm

re: #180 Citizen K

Trump thinks he can get away with it because, as he and other Republicans see it, the only problem Nixon had was Republicans going soft and giving in to the pressure. Trump may very well get away with his shit if the GOP continue to play the good little toadies and bend knee to the puppet emperor so they can maintain their own power.

Well, to this point, he’s not been wrong; the rest of the GOP is completely and totally complicit.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:32:13pm

re: #184 Interesting Times

Happens if no one gets 50%+ of the vote.

Ahhh…

At least Abrams has a second shot at this (and, hopefully, Kemp’s shenanigans can be blunted more this time).

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Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:32:48pm

re: #181 TedStriker

OK, what have I missed about the GA gov race that there’s going to be a runoff?

re: #183 makeitstop

I think it’s because neither side got a clear majority.

re: #184 Interesting Times

Happens if no one gets 50%+ of the vote.

Send lawyers, guns and money. Mostly money.

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Ming5000  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:34:28pm

The replies to Tom Arnold’s reply to Yashar Ali are a hoot.
Arnold has hopes Whitaker will do the right thing because he is an Iowan.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:34:36pm

re: #170 Citizen K

Trump sure choice one hell of a peach for Acting AG. All by design too, I imagine.

Thomas Jefferson wasn’t a big fan of that case either.

The question whether the judges are invested with exclusive authority to decide on the constitutionality of a law has been heretofore a subject of consideration with me in the exercise of official duties. Certainly there is not a word in the Constitution which has given that power to them more than to the Executive or Legislative branches.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:34:48pm

Houston poll worker charged with assault after a racist tirade.

chron.com

An Election Day poll worker was relieved of her duties and charged with misdemeanor criminal assault after she allegedly bumped into a black voter and made a remark about “blackface” following some confusion over the woman’s voter registration.

One poll worker walked off the job at the Iglesia Bautista Libre polling location in north Houston after the incident, and another was left in tears as she gave a statement to a Harris County sheriff’s deputy about the altercation.

A team from the Harris County Attorney’s office arrived at the polling site and has launched an investigation. The voter, Rolanda Anthony, said she believed the incident was a flagrant attempt to suppress her vote.

“I feel like my vote today is more important than ever,” Anthony said.

The incident was among dozens of problems reported at polling locations across Harris County, ranging from sites being slow to open in the morning to technical problems that limited the number of voting machines available. A state district judge ruled Tuesday afternoon that the county must operate nine polling locations an extra hour, until 8 p.m., because of the delays.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:34:49pm

re: #179 MsJ

According to who? There are still ballots to count.

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lawhawk  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:36:24pm

re: #169 Charles Johnson

Do they let you stand out in front all by yourself, with no one nearby?

Depends on how many people come out each time. You could pose so as not to get others in the shots, but there USSS crawling all over the place, including in plain clothes.

I could go back and look at my photos, but if you stand along the Penn Ave fence, you’d see people as they come off the tour lining up to take photos.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:37:11pm

The fascism is rolling out quickly.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:37:13pm

re: #186 TedStriker

Ahhh…

At least Abrams has a second shot at this (and, hopefully, Kemp’s shenanigans can be blunted more this time).

and no third party influence

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Interesting Times  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:37:15pm

re: #186 TedStriker

Ahhh…

At least Abrams has a second shot at this (and, hopefully, Kemp’s shenanigans can be blunted more this time).

Everybody better show up to vote with spare power cords and adapter sets -_-

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:38:35pm

“…The draft interim final rule echoes HHS Secretary Tom Price’s belief that “there’s not one” woman who can’t afford birth control. Women with low incomes have “multiple” ways to obtain “free or subsidized contraceptives,” the draft claims. But all the cited programs—Medicaid, Title X, health center grants, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or welfare—face massive cuts that often go hand in hand with prohibitive restrictions from the executive and legislative branches of the federal government.”
rewire.news

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Decatur Deb  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:39:22pm

re: #195 Interesting Times

Everybody better show up to vote with spare power cords and adapter sets -_-

Now who could lead a UN observer team, and still get home for lunch?

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:40:04pm

re: #179 MsJ

Interesting development, if genuine: anyone know of a non-Twitter li nk to this?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:40:07pm
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:40:09pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

According to who? There are still ballots to count.

You’re right, it’s not official yet. My bad.

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:40:30pm

re: #92 calochortus

Mr. C. has just arrived home, which means it is time to get packed to head off to Monterey for a couple days.
Private, because it’s not all that interesting to the general populace.

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VegasGolfer  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:41:04pm

re: #179 MsJ

This is not a source.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:41:29pm

re: #196 jaunte

while the ‘objection’ is for a religious exemption, his argument is entirely financial

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:41:48pm

re: #198 Jay C

Interesting development, if genuine: anyone know of a non-Twitter li nk to this?

No. I just checked. I think it’s premature at this point.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:44:32pm

re: #179 MsJ

There doesn’t seem to be any legitimate news outlets reporting a runoff election. Dax there seems to be more hopeful or spreading BS.

The Ga. Sec’y of State Website also has nothing about a runoff.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:46:22pm
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Citizen K  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:47:00pm

re: #185 TedStriker

Well, to this point, he’s not been wrong; the rest of the GOP is completely and totally complicit.

Precisely. IOW, he may get away with what Nixon couldn’t, because the GOP learned the most cynical lesson possible from Watergate.

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ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:48:13pm

re: #47 MsJ

Remember, trump is a master of bullshit and marketing.

The thing he did this morning was an absolute disaster. He’s doing what he always does…shifting the narrative.

One little word can be eliminated and it makes that sentence more realistic.

And what he is doing today is looking for the easy way out to cover his ample ass. Just like he always did in his businesses. Fuck up a deal, blame it on someone else, sue to keep everything quiet and then cut a backdoor deal…usually a loser.

I’m hoping this too is a losing move. I think Mueller is way more intelligent than Trump and obviously he knew Trump would do just what he is doing.

Hell, we all knew this was coming. So, no surprise to Mueller.

I think there are some surprises coming.

Oh yeah, fuck Lindsey Graham. He has already said he is cool with Sessions being booted because it just wasn’t working. That was a quick fold.

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Dr. Matt  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:48:35pm

Karma

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:49:22pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:49:30pm

Making points from the bench.

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:50:22pm

re: #205 Anymouse 🌹

There doesn’t seem to be any legitimate news outlets reporting a runoff election. Dax there seems to be more hopeful or spreading BS.

The Ga. Sec’y of State Website also has nothing about a runoff.

Yes: and assuming the numbers I saw in the NYTimes recap (which said “100% of precincts reported”) are firm, Abrams would need to find something north of 13,000 extra votes overall to get it up to near runoff levels.

Which I’m sure is well within the range of Dem votes Brian Kemp managed to suppress with his pre-election shenanigans, but there we are….

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:51:38pm

re: #211 Ace Rothstein

Making points from the bench.

After losing his bench in a Democratic sweep the night before, a judge released nearly all of the youthful defendants that appeared in front of him.

how a principled person acts when he loses an election

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Dr. Matt  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:51:53pm

re: #211 Ace Rothstein

After losing his bench in a Democratic sweep the night before, a judge released nearly all of the youthful defendants that appeared in front of him. chron.com

— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) November 7, 2018

The republican party in a nutshell. Spoiled butthurt fucking children.

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ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:52:07pm

re: #57 Kilroy was here

I have a feeling the SDNY is getting an data dump today concerning the Fanta Menace.

What is known can never ever go away.

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freetoken  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:52:48pm

re: #215 ObserverArt

What is known can never ever go away.

Yes it can.

Putin has experts in this.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:52:56pm

re: #211 Ace Rothstein

Yeah…. fuck that guy:

Together, he and Judge John Phillips accounted for more than one-fifth of all children sent to the state’s juvenile prisons last year, as detailed in the Houston Chronicle last month. Those two jurists not only sent more teens to juvenile prison, but they also sent them younger and for less-serious offenses than the county’s third juvenile court, where Judge Mike Schneider presides.

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freetoken  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:54:28pm

Where is all those high-minded Republican Senators who claimed that firing Mueller would be wrong?

Where are they today?

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:54:59pm

re: #218 freetoken

Where is all those high-minded Republican Senators who claimed that firing Mueller would be wrong?

Where are they today?

waiting on impeachment polling data

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:58:21pm

re: #198 Jay C

Interesting development, if genuine: anyone know of a non-Twitter li nk to this?

There doesn’t appear to be anything at the moment except wishful thinking on Twitter.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:59:07pm
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piratedan  Nov 7, 2018 • 1:59:24pm

supposedly there are tens of thousands rejected absentee ballots that could still be potentially reconciled before they are trashed…..

h/t Mary G @ Balloon Juice

BREAKING: Calling all FL hands!!! We have tens of thousands of rejected absentee ballots that we can get perfected before the deadline tomorrow at 5pm, but we need YOUR help. Please send an email to. katharinepriegues@floridadems.orgIf you are able to help #BringItHome— Pam Keith (@PamKeithFL) November 7, 2018

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:02:19pm

PLL made Stonekettle scream.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:02:57pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:03:55pm

re: #206 jaunte

When Sam Clovis was floated by Trump as Chief Scientist for the USDA, I wrote a scathing letter to the regional newspaper pointing out Nebraska agriculture would be best served by a scientist, not a conspiracy-theorist radio host.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:04:42pm

re: #224 MsJ

it’s like a rogue’s gallery of Deploria.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:04:52pm

Exactly. Total bullshit move.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:07:33pm

Lre: #223 The Vicious Babushka

PLL made Stonekettle scream.

Was wondering about him.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:07:35pm
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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:08:20pm

re: #227 MsJ

these Green Party dipshits must think we live in a Parliamentarian system country where 3rd parties have a legitimate shot at office and power sharing.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:09:20pm

Rude Pundit. I approve this message.

The counter to this is that Trump is gonna whine and attack Democrats for any investigating at all, so, fuck it, may as well go whole hog. Go after all of ‘em, from dumb thug Eric to skeevy thug Don, Jr. to incest model Ivanka, and make Jared cry. Go after Trump’s finances, from his money-laundering to his hotels used as bribe machines to his dicking over of investors. Scorched earth this motherfucker. Fuck it. What do you think Trump’s gonna do? Play nice? Make deals? Democrats won the House precisely to be a check on Trump. So fuckin’ check away. And impeach the bitch.

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EPR-radar  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:09:49pm

re: #230 Rocky-in-Connecticut

these Green Party dipshits must think we live in a Parliamentarian system country where 3rd parties have a legitimate shot at office and power sharing.

Getting Republicans Elected Every November really does capture the essence of the Green Party in the US.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:10:15pm

119,886 karma points at LGF right now … way more than I got in the election last night.

Do I get to take a seat on the LGF village board?

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:10:45pm

went to take 10 minutes and build a cornbread

are we still a democracy, er republic?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:10:48pm

re: #232 EPR-radar

Getting Republicans Elected Every November really does capture the essence of the Green Party in the US.

They don’t even attempt to try locally.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:11:57pm
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retired cynic  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:12:23pm

re: #187 Decatur Deb

Send lawyers, guns and money. Mostly money.

Already did!!!

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:12:23pm

Not a single story on Fox News’ website today about that SUPER SCARY CARAVASION full of terrorists, criminals and rapists. Nothing on NYT or WaPo, either.

I guess they called it off.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:12:53pm

This is probably making Trump nervous.

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:14:07pm

re: #233 Anymouse 🌹

119,886 karma points at LGF right now … way more than I got in the election last night.

Do I get to take a seat on the LGF village board?

Sure man, there’s a “village” post currently vacant…..

;)

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:17:15pm

re: #239 jaunte

This is probably making Trump nervous.

At this point, everything should be making him nervous.

Good.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:17:43pm

re: #233 Anymouse 🌹

119,886 karma points at LGF right now … way more than I got in the election last night.

Do I get to take a seat on the LGF village board?

as relevant a number as any ‘round’ one.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:18:10pm
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ckkatz  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:19:29pm

re: #224 MsJ

I seem to remember someone observing that Ebola has a higher rate of survival than a Trump appointee.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:20:50pm

re: #243 jaunte

So it won’t be that long until we can add “abuse of the pardon power” to the upcoming congressional investigations?

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:21:08pm

Poor little dog.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:21:22pm

So now that I’m home and can comment properly on the goings-on…

…FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

There. I think I’ve mostly got it out of my system. And here I was so excited from the results of last night’s elections.

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Ming5000  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:21:32pm

Acosta tweet from about 5 hours ago.
This must have really pissed off Trump.

Jim Acosta
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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:24:31pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:25:06pm

re: #248 Ming5000

Acosta tweet from about 5 hours ago.
This must have really pissed off Trump.

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He talks tough on Twitter but is weak af in person. He knows last night was the beginning of the end.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:25:43pm

re: #246 MsJ

Poor little dog.

“Poor little dog” looks like an accomplice to me.

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freetoken  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:25:59pm

re: #249 jaunte

So if Whitaker goes to court as the “AG” to try and do something, does the judge reject his standing in court?

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:27:52pm

re: #252 freetoken

We’re in uncharted waters.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:28:08pm

re: #252 freetoken

So if Whitaker goes to court as the “AG” to try and do something, does the judge reject his standing in court?

Is it a Trump appointed judge?

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freetoken  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:28:57pm

re: #254 Skip Intro

Is it a Trump appointed judge?

There are not many of them, yet.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:30:21pm

re: #249 jaunte

Technically, if Congress is in recess, so this could be treated as a recess appointment.

*Edited because they may still be in session.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:30:58pm

This is odd.

Why would they insist upon him leaving today as opposed to Friday?

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:31:48pm

re: #256 KGxvi

Technically, if Congress is in recess, so this could be treated as a recess appointment.

*Edited because they may still be in session.

in case you missed my edit

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:32:04pm

re: #257 makeitstop

This is odd.

Why would they insist upon him leaving today as opposed to Friday?

Something is brewing or Trump is that anal.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:33:09pm

re: #255 freetoken

There are not many of them, yet.

There will be in two years.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:34:08pm

re: #257 makeitstop

Why would he want to stay three more days?

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BlueSpotinAL  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:34:23pm

Stonekettle:

Four hours ago he tweets about Mueller.

Just now he fires Sessions.

Nothing in between. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say the two events are connected by tantrum.

Quantum en-tantrum-ent.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:34:29pm

Oh, no, someone is concerned.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:35:39pm

re: #261 Skip Intro

Why would he want to stay three more days?

Your guess is as good as mine, but that’s not the question.

Why did Kelly insist that he had to ‘resign’ today?

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:36:29pm

Ok, was looking at the wrong calendar. Congress is not in session this week, so this could be considered a recess appointment. Congress is back in session next week and then on recess for Thanksgiving, so the recess appointment would only last two weeks.

But being that this guy wasn’t confirmed by the Senate, he can’t be an “acting” AG.

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freetoken  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:36:29pm

re: #264 makeitstop

My guess is that Trump is so needy for attention he didn’t want the election to overshadow him.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:37:17pm
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Jack Burton  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:37:36pm

re: #264 makeitstop

Your guess is as good as mine, but that’s not the question.

Why did Kelly insist that he had to ‘resign’ today?

He never watched Office Space?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:37:46pm

re: #267 Anymouse 🌹

Uh no.

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:37:56pm

re: #258 KGxvi

Technically, if Congress is in recess, so this could be treated as a recess appointment.

*Edited because they may still be in session.

in case you missed my edit

I thought Congress had “recessed” before the elections (as customary since forever). Not sure how this might affect any Trump shenanigans re appointments - though I’m sure someone in the WH has “researched” the issue: and likely digested the current administrative interpretation of the rules for the “President”. And the précis is likely to be “Whatever the fuck you think you can get away with

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:38:18pm

ARRRGGGHHH! Fuck this guy.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:38:45pm

re: #263 makeitstop

Oh, no, someone is concerned.

If only there was someone in a powerful position. A senator, say, who could introduce legislation to protect his position.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:39:53pm

re: #251 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

“Poor little dog” looks like an accomplice to me.

Except for the being dragged on his belly part of the excursion.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:39:54pm

re: #255 freetoken

There are not many of them, yet.

Trump’s had 53 district court judges confirmed. There’s probably another 50 in committee at this point. For comparison’s sake, Obama had 268 district court judges confirmed in 8 years, and GW Bush had 261 confirmed in his 8 years.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:40:17pm

re: #263 makeitstop

Oh, no, someone is concerned.

Well, that means she’ll do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT IT, like always. I await Jeff Flake’s tweet.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:40:48pm

re: #270 Jay C

I thought Congress had “recessed” before the elections (as customary since forever). Not sure how this might affect any Trump shenanigans re appointments - though I’m sure someone in the WH has “researched” the issue: and likely digested the current administrative interpretation of the rules for the “President”. And the précis is likely to be “Whatever the fuck you think you can get away with

Yeah, my google fu failed me and I was looking at a 2017 calendar instead of 2018. See re: #265 KGxvi

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:40:59pm

re: #260 Skip Intro

There will be in two years.

There are already lots of jurists the Senate slammed through.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:41:16pm

re: #264 makeitstop

I think we’ll find out soon enough.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:42:07pm

re: #277 MsJ

There are already lots of jurists the Senate slammed through.

And there’s going to be a shitload more, plus another SC justice if we’re really unlucky.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:42:29pm

re: #275 Skip Intro

Well, that means she’ll do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT IT, like always. I await Jeff Flake’s tweet.

Here ya go.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:43:32pm

re: #271 MsJ

ARRRGGGHHH! Fuck this guy.

Posted too soon, I see. Way to go Flake. You and Susan are the do-nothing Tweeters of the Senate.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:45:08pm

re: #281 Skip Intro

Posted too soon, I see. Way to go Flake. You and Susan are the do-nothing Tweeters of the Senate.

Nah. You knew it was coming.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:45:22pm

re: #281 Skip Intro

Posted too soon, I see. Way to go Flake. You and Susan are the do-nothing Tweeters of the Senate.

You left out so-called never-Trumper Ben Sasse. The guy who’s so never Trump, he almost always votes exactly how he’s told.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:46:08pm

re: #267 Anymouse 🌹

So I guess, at least for the short term, we will now have a Mob Lawyer for an acting AG.

Uncharted waters.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:46:17pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:46:20pm

re: #275 Skip Intro

Well, that means she’ll do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT IT, like always. I await Jeff Flake’s tweet.

She will furrow her brows and frown a bit, what more can you ask for?//

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:48:44pm

Don’t know if its been posted here, but I heard that Kobach is in the running for AG. Almost makes me wish he had won the Kansas Governor’s race.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:49:40pm

re: #286 Big Beautiful Door

I keep wondering if Flake is just really stupid (sure McConnell will bring that bill up) or thinks he’s being really clever. Stupid works best for me.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:50:39pm

re: #287 Big Beautiful Door

Don’t know if its been posted here, but I heard that Kobach is in the running for AG. Almost makes me wish he had won the Kansas Governor’s race.

No matter how rotten the person is there’s alway room for them to work for Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:50:52pm

re: #285 MsJ

Beat me by a couple seconds. I’m doing double duty looking out my window for pitchforks and torches.

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Scottish Dragon  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:52:36pm

re: #239 jaunte

This is probably making Trump nervous.

Rybovelev is the bagman whose private airplane kept showing up at airports next to Trump rallies in 2016. Watching his airplane appearances became a cottage industry for awhile.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:53:04pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:53:35pm

re: #289 Skip Intro

No matter how rotten the person is there’s alway room for them to work for Trump.

Its virtually a requirement. Even Mattis was on the Board of fake blood testing company Theranos.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:53:39pm

re: #290 Anymouse 🌹

Beat me by a couple seconds. I’m doing double duty looking out my window for pitchforks and torches.

Chillax. Nobody is going to come for you.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:54:27pm

re: #292 MsJ

Mitt Romney’s second act is one result of last night that irks me.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:54:50pm

honey brushed, whole wheat skillet cornbread
dont look like much but it eats good

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:54:53pm

re: #292 MsJ

Romney’s getting ready to take over Flake’s role, I see.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:55:35pm

re: #297 Skip Intro

Romney’s getting ready to take over Flake’s role, I see.

Appears that way.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:56:55pm

re: #297 Skip Intro

Romney’s getting ready to take over Flake’s role, I see.

Maybe he’ll surprise us and actually use his power to hold Trump accountable. Couldn’t keep a straight face while typing that; he totally won’t.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:57:13pm

There is no Republican worth voting for. Ever. They are all crooks and liars or, at the very best, support crooks and liars.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:58:38pm

re: #300 MsJ

Imagine the GoFundMe for continuing the Mueller investigation…

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:58:51pm

re: #292 MsJ

Hey, Mitt, want to explain how someone who wasn’t confirmed by the Senate can be an Acting AG under the law?

Because, you know, as a soon-to-be Senator, you might want to care about that sort of thing.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 2:59:51pm
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:00:19pm

OMFG. This thread. Let me throw in a JFC.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:02:26pm

re: #294 MsJ

Chillax. Nobody is going to come for you.

Only takes one, and I came in dead last in the election. There were a whole lot of people who thought the neo-Nazi supporter would be a better choice than me.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:02:51pm

re: #303 Anymouse 🌹

Four possible recounts in Florida.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:03:49pm

re: #305 Anymouse 🌹

Only takes one, and I came in dead last in the election. There were a whole lot of people who thought the neo-Nazi supporter would be a better choice than me.

He had an R after his name, nothing else matters.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:04:55pm

re: #306 MsJ

Four possible recounts in Florida.

That’d have to be some sort of record, right?

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:06:53pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:07:20pm

re: #304 MsJ

OMFG. This thread. Let me throw in a JFC.

No wonder Trump likes him.

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A Cranky One  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:07:20pm

re: #305 Anymouse 🌹

Only takes one, and I came in dead last in the election. There were a whole lot of people who thought the neo-Nazi supporter would be a better choice than me.

From the things you’ve posted, it appears you were a good public servant and put in a lot of hours maintaining the water system. I suspect that some folks may regret their votes in a month or two.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:09:26pm

re: #311 A Cranky One

From the things you’ve posted, it appears you were a good public servant and put in a lot of hours maintaining the water system. I suspect that some folks may regret their votes in a month or two.

Yeah, but at least now he won’t be grabbing their guns or forcing them to get gay-married.//

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:09:53pm

re: #307 MsJ

He had an R after his name, nothing else matters.

Elections here are ostensibly non-partisan (no party is listed on the ballot), and he was a write-in candidate. Voters specifically had to write in his name exactly as it appeared when he registered or the vote wouldn’t count.

That’s about my only hope of salvaging the election tonight when the canvassing board does the automatic recount.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:10:01pm

re: #299 Big Beautiful Door

Maybe he’ll surprise us and actually use his power to hold Trump accountable. Couldn’t keep a straight face while typing that; he totally won’t.

I don’t think so either, but you will recall that DT and Romney have a history. Maybe seeing all the bad things happen to him is on Romney’s wish list.

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A Cranky One  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:10:19pm

re: #312 Big Beautiful Door

Yeah, but at least now he won’t be grabbing their guns or forcing them to get gay-married.//

Or drink clean water.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:10:43pm

re: #312 Big Beautiful Door

Yeah, but at least now he won’t be grabbing their guns or forcing them to get gay-married.//

I have my own gun and my sister was gay married.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:11:38pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:11:42pm

re: #257 makeitstop

This is odd.

Why would they insist upon him leaving today as opposed to Friday?

So they can fire Mueller before Monday.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:12:37pm

re: #310 Big Beautiful Door

No wonder Trump likes him.

Really. It’s like “Here’s Rick Scott, only more corrupt! Let’s make this guy AG!”

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:12:49pm

re: #314 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I don’t think so either, but you will recall that DT and Romney have a history. Maybe seeing all the bad things happen to him is on Romney’s wish list.

He is a conservative first. Ted Cruz also had a history with him. Lindsay Graham also had a history with him. Every Republican who had a history with him fell in line behind him.

You may recall the “Never Trump” edition of the National Review. How many of those essayists are still never Trump?

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:15:04pm
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:15:42pm

re: #314 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I don’t think so either, but you will recall that DT and Romney have a history. Maybe seeing all the bad things happen to him is on Romney’s wish list.

Hmmm…

Said/did bad things vs Republican
Humiliated me vs Republican
Lies/cheats vs Republican

Nah, Rmoney ain’t about nothing but the Republican.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:17:08pm

SOMEBODY WANTS TO BUY ONE OF MY PIES!!!! (They ordered cherry)

I’m so excited. My first professional pie!

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Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:17:58pm

I’m curious how Donny sees this working without getting his ass hauled to court. It’s like a slow-motion Saturday Night Massacre, having removed an AG he feels is standing in the way and looking to replace him with a hired goon. At this point, any attempt to fire Mueller is going to land the White House in court for all sorts of reasons. And it’s late enough in the investigation that attempts to knee-cap it (ex. cutting funding) likely won’t prevent Mueller from putting together a very damning final report, which would hold greater weight in light of the efforts to sandbag him in the 11th hour.

The only way this makes any sense at all…is he believes the law does not apply to him. If that’s the case, he’s about to get one very rude awakening.

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:18:07pm

From a Tom Perez email about Democrats pulling off some firsts:

Jahana Hayes became the first African American women elected to represent Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively, in Congress

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first Muslim women to be elected to the House

Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia are the first Latinas elected to represent Texas in the House

Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland became the first Native American women to be elected to the House

Jared Polis became the first openly gay governor elected in the country.

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Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:18:37pm

re: #323 The Vicious Babushka

SOMEBODY WANTS TO BUY ONE OF MY PIES!!!! (They ordered cherry)

I’m so excited. My first professional pie!

Wait, you sell your pies? Why am I only hearing about this now?!

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:19:20pm

You’ve probably heard that, though the election results in Kentucky were mostly dismal, at least homophobic county clerk Kim Davis lost. But we did elect an African-American woman to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, which is something.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:21:17pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:21:17pm

re: #323 The Vicious Babushka

SOMEBODY WANTS TO BUY ONE OF MY PIES!!!! (They ordered cherry)

I’m so excited. My first professional pie!

Congradumalashuns!!!! Your pies you post here look absolutely delicious.

I don’t suppose you want to go into competition with a certain Colorado baker who now has to work under a gay state governor, do you?

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:21:31pm

re: #326 Targetpractice

Wait, you sell your pies? Why am I only hearing about this now?!

I only decided like, 30 minutes ago, and you have to pick it up.

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Chrysicat  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:22:09pm
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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:22:31pm

re: #257 makeitstop

This is odd.

Why would they insist upon him leaving today as opposed to Friday?

To avoid a “Saturday Night Massacre ” analogy would be my guess.

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makeitstop  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:23:58pm

Firing Sessions might have cured a problem for Trump today, and maybe that’s all that matters in his addled head.

Might not be much of a solution down the road, though…

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:24:07pm

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:25:16pm

re: #334 Patricia Kayden

Admittedly, that did make me smile.

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Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:25:21pm

re: #331 Chrysicat

[Embedded content]

Road trip!

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:27:42pm

re: #334 Patricia Kayden

[Embedded content]

That made me laugh and put a smile on my face!

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:27:46pm

Thanks to those who responded to my question about “Pair Programming”

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:28:06pm

Over at RedState, I guess they “forgot” about the Mayflower Hotel, or that Rosenstein was appointed by George W. Bush:

What could possibly explain such a move by one of Donald Trump’s earliest supporters? Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump and rapidly became a trusted Trump advisor. Yet, he allowed pressure from the left over two minor contacts with a Russian ambassador to make the decision for him.

During the July 2016 Republican National Convention, Sessions gave a speech at an event sponsored by the Heritage Foundation. Afterward, he spoke to a group of ambassadors, which included Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. This wasn’t even a one on one discussion.

Then, in September 2016, Sessions held a meeting with Kislyak in his office. Why he failed to disclose these interactions during his Senate Confirmation hearings is a mystery as each contact, especially the first that he had no control over, could have been so easily dealt with at the time. Holding a meeting with a Russian ambassador in his office, in and of itself, is innocuous. “Ambassadors are in Washington to represent their country’s interests, which often requires contact with legislators involved in debates over trade, defense, or anything else, really.” Nevertheless, when asked if he had any involvement with Russians during his confirmation hearing, he said no.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:29:47pm

re: #338 The Vicious Babushka

Thanks to those who responded to my question about “Pair Programming”

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:32:02pm
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Scottish Dragon  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:33:47pm
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Scottish Dragon  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:34:24pm
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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:34:49pm

re: #325 Belafon

From a Tom Perez email about Democrats pulling off some firsts:

Firsts
D’s o ne and all. Not an r to be seen
Couldn’t vote for any of them
I’m proud

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A Cranky One  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:35:09pm

re: #316 Anymouse 🌹

I have my own gun and my sister was gay married.

I have a coworker who’s a Trump/NRA fan and believes all the lies they spout. The look on her face when I mentioned recently buying a shotgun was priceless. You could see the cognitive dissonance on her face trying to reconcile the idea of a LIBRUL buying/owning a gun versus all the lies about liberals wanting to take away everyone’s guns. She finally tried to reconcile it by saying that, well, we’re a sanctuary state so of course everyone needs a gun (I believe soon-to-be ex-governor Rauner vetoed the sanctuary legislation). When I replied that statistically I was far less likely to be hurt by an immigrant and that I was afraid of my fellow citizens, not immigrants (legal or not) she was stunned.

I tried for a long time to keep my political opinions to myself at work, but lately I’ve been speaking my mind. Let’s just say that my coworkers have begun to understand that progressive are NOT low information or stupid. The few tries they’ve made to justify their position was immediately shot down with non-partisan data. For example, one claimed that asylum seekers had to be detained because none of them show up for their court dates. He insisted repeatedly that the number returning for court was zero. So, I sent him a copy of the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review report, showing that the number returning for court is around or above 90%. He hasn’t responded.

I’m hoping that at least a few will realize that liberals aren’t what the right wing claims and that they will even begin to question their sources of information when the obvious lies are exposed. Given we’re dealing with what amounts to a cult I’m not sure now likely that is, but I refuse to be passive anymore.

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:36:08pm

re: #330 The Vicious Babushka

I only decided like, 30 minutes ago, and you have to pick it up.

…fires up Harley

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geosherman  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:37:53pm

re: #92 calochortus

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ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:38:30pm

re: #330 The Vicious Babushka

I only decided like, 30 minutes ago, and you have to pick it up.

You gonna learn to make pot pies?

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:40:08pm

re: #331 Chrysicat

They’ll only accept hard-green, and if it’s not electable (which it very much isn’t), then they’d rather have the most hellish circumstances that eventually force a violent overthrow.

you could drive a truck between the poles of “hard-green” and hellish circumstances
and that’s where their voting puts us time after time
in this just-miserable-enough middle place

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:40:30pm

LOL

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:43:17pm

re: #157 Rocky-in-Connecticut

W…

Mueller will be gone in a few weeks…

My are you ever optimistic! ;)

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A Cranky One  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:44:18pm

re: #348 ObserverArt

You gonna learn to make pot pies?

If she added chicken or beef, would they be pot pot pies?

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:46:36pm

re: #334 Patricia Kayden

Pence only swears in Senators. Does no one but me watch Veep?

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:48:50pm

hoosier stew to accompany the above cornbread

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:49:49pm

re: #157 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Mueller will be gone in a few weeks

I want a dime for every time someone on this site has said that!

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:55:32pm

re: #328 makeitstop

any firing like that was bound to get swept up into obstruction of justice investigations.

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BigPapa  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:55:59pm

Trump slowed down to 1/2 speed so you can see how he speaks like a drunk person:

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Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:58:46pm

I’m so old, I remember when wingnuts celebrated a reporter “standing up” to a president. It was so long ago…3 whole years!

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 3:59:11pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:00:11pm

re: #359 MsJ

To be honest, after last night, I didn’t expect us to get any legislation done anyway. So to my mind, nothing lost by continuing to push the investigation.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:00:29pm

Independent voters in California have officially surpassed Republicans. Per the 15 day report, partisan breakdown is 43.5-24-27.5 (D-R-I). Five percent of California voters belong to third parties.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:01:45pm

re: #359 MsJ

I’m fine with that. Hopefully someone got the exchange on film and someone is smart enough to just run it continuously as an ad for 2020.

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Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:02:30pm

re: #359 MsJ

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Well, it’s nice to know he’s upfront about his intent to conduct all future efforts in bad faith.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:02:50pm

Jesus, this asshole just doxed his fucking constituents for exercising their franchise.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:03:25pm

re: #360 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

To be honest, after last night, I didn’t expect us to get any legislation done anyway. So to my mind, nothing lost by continuing to push the investigation.

I’m happy of Dems can stop the disasters at this point. Leave SocSec, Medicare, et al alone until Dems have more leverage.

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:03:37pm

re: #359 MsJ

I think, while they are investigating Trump, they should wrote a budget that raises taxes on those above $500k, increases school funding, and increases ACA subsidies. And just start putting up bills.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:04:38pm

re: #366 Belafon

I think, while they are investigating Trump, they should wrote a budget that raises taxes on those above $500k, increases school funding, and increases ACA subsidies. And just start putting up bills.

That would be entertaining. Also useful for 2020 - here’s all the things we tried to pass but McConnell and Trump didn’t want to do their jobs.

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Targetpractice  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:06:11pm

Trump saying this shit now because he knows most people have forgotten about it by 2020, when he’ll be running on how nothing has gotten done and the DNC are totally responsible. The fact that he said the day after the midterm elections that he wouldn’t work with the DNC unless they gave him a pass on all investigations will have been lost in all the whining about said investigations taking time away from lawmaking.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:07:35pm

Evening Lizards

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:08:47pm

re: #364 goddamnedfrank

Jesus, this asshole just doxed his fucking constituents for exercising their franchise.

That motherfucker is going to get someone hurt or killed.

The office of Georgia Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp posted an Excel file Wednesday containing personal information about voters who mailed in absentee ballots, including addresses, names, and whether they are elderly or disabled. The file is publicly accessible for download.

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Danack  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:10:12pm

The corruption is a feature, not a flaw:

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dangerman  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:10:31pm

re: #366 Belafon

I think, while they are investigating Trump, they should wrote a budget that raises taxes on those above $500k, increases school funding, and increases ACA subsidies. And just start putting up bills.

You mean….legislate…?

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:12:47pm
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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:14:33pm

re: #334 Patricia Kayden

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It’s a nice tweet to contemplate. But in reality, not going to happen. These Women were elected to the House, not the Senate. Pence will not being swearing them in.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:19:18pm

NRA tells the medical community to “shut up and dribble”

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BeachDem  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:20:13pm

re: #364 goddamnedfrank

Jesus, this asshole just doxed his fucking constituents for exercising their franchise.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:20:57pm

re: #375 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

NRA tells the medical community to “shut up and dribble”

Maybe doctors know more about the damage guns cause than a bunch of gun hoarding cowards.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:21:41pm

re: #348 ObserverArt

You gonna learn to make pot pies?

Well, Michigan just voted to legalize, so…

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:25:10pm

re: #378 The Vicious Babushka

Well, Michigan just voted to legalize, so…

Be like the Girl Scouts that cleaned up the past year or two selling in front of dispensaries and you could clean up.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:26:38pm

re: #378 The Vicious Babushka

Well, Michigan just voted to legalize, so…

For when your foot hurts.

I get it online and they mail it to me. I specifically got stuff they listed high response for pain with low paranoia and low general highness. They rate all that stuff. It was a trip “shopping” for pot.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:26:49pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:26:54pm

All his supporters think he is so tough, but Trump is such a coward. Would a brave man fire Sessions after a press conference? What a wimp. Stand up and talk to the public about important decisions or shut the fuck up.

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William Lewis  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:27:34pm

re: #323 The Vicious Babushka

SOMEBODY WANTS TO BUY ONE OF MY PIES!!!! (They ordered cherry)

I’m so excited. My first professional pie!

WHERE IS THE ORDER FORM????? :D

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:29:30pm

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A Cranky One  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:29:58pm

I can see the news reports now: Massive Caravan of Lizards Heading to Detroit, Chanting PIE PIE.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:30:15pm

re: #375 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

They clearly didn’t read this from a radiologist that got caught up in the Parkland aftermath. The NRA can suck it.

theatlantic.com

I was looking at a CT scan of one of the mass-shooting victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who had been brought to the trauma center during my call shift. The organ looked like an overripe melon smashed by a sledgehammer, and was bleeding extensively. How could a gunshot wound have caused this much damage?

The reaction in the emergency room was the same. One of the trauma surgeons opened a young victim in the operating room, and found only shreds of the organ that had been hit by a bullet from an AR-15, a semiautomatic rifle that delivers a devastatingly lethal, high-velocity bullet to the victim. Nothing was left to repair—and utterly, devastatingly, nothing could be done to fix the problem. The injury was fatal.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:33:43pm

re: #381 Anymouse 🌹

11,000 votes and we would have been done with that bastard.

Looking at results from last night and two years ago, King’s Democratic challenger gained about 2500 votes and King lost almost 70000 votes.

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lawhawk  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:35:05pm

King wants to pass a bill that goes against medical science.

He will make it impossible for someone to get an abortion because more often than not, they wont even know they’re pregnant at 6 weeks.

It’s a purposefully arbitrary and capricious date designed to outlaw abortion so that they can force women to carry to term, or otherwise criminalize the women who try to get an abortion and the doctors who provide those services.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:35:11pm

re: #382 I Would Prefer Not To

All his supporters think he is so tough, but Trump is such a coward. Would a brave man fire Sessions after a press conference? What a wimp. Stand up and talk to the public about important decisions or shut the fuck up.

I seriously don’t know how the idea of Trump as a tough guy started. I mean someone like McCain yeah I totally get it. Ditto Dole. Those guys are and were tough as nails. But Trump? Are you fucking kidding me. He’s basically Mitt Romney if Mitt Romney cursed and cheated on Ann.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:36:22pm

re: #387 KGxvi

11,000 votes and we would have been done with that bastard.

Looking at results from last night and two years ago, King’s Democratic challenger gained about 2500 votes and King lost almost 70000 votes.

I am really hoping his opponent considers another go at it in 2020 but I understand how exhausting campaigns are for candidates and their families which is as much as I’d love it if Beto contemplated running for President in 2020 or even against Cornyn, I would completely understand if he did not.

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:38:34pm

re: #389 HappyWarrior

I seriously don’t know how the idea of Trump as a tough guy started. I mean someone like McCain yeah I totally get it. Ditto Dole. Those guys are and were tough as nails. But Trump? Are you fucking kidding me. He’s basically Mitt Romney if Mitt Romney cursed and cheated on Ann.

YOURE FIRED! Hollywood “reality” tough guy.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:39:17pm

re: #391 MsJ

YOURE FIRED! Hollywood “reality” tough guy.

So manufactured just like everything else about him.

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:41:33pm

re: #388 lawhawk

King wants to pass a bill that goes against medical science.

He will make it impossible for someone to get an abortion because more often than not, they wont even know they’re pregnant at 6 weeks.

It’s a purposefully arbitrary and capricious date designed to outlaw abortion so that they can force women to carry to term, or otherwise criminalize the women who try to get an abortion and the doctors who provide those services.

I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again - I suspect if a law like this were to pass, and if the fundamental holding of Roe ended up before the Supreme Court, the conservative members would very quickly realize there’s no logical way to go back to a pre-Roe states’ right set up. By saying something that is a federally protected constitutional right is no longer a federally protected constitutional right, you open the door to all sorts of other landmark cases potentially being overturned. Their only two choices if the issue is squarely before them is either that “life” under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments begins at conception and the fetus must be protected, or the woman’s right to privacy exists and must be protected. There’s really no logical argument to get to a pre-Roe world.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:41:36pm

Stock market has its best post-midterm rally in thirty years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:43:53pm
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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:44:15pm

My iMac laptop is going nuts. It’s using several GB of bandwidth per hour. Which I don’t have-we’re limited by our ISP home (currently at a hotel in Monterey, so it’s their bandwidth) I checked the activity monitor and it just seems to be constantly running several dozen things from Spotlight and Safari apps (I’m using Firefox, so what’s up with that?) to a veritable alphabet soup of things I don’t know what they are. When I’m not actually receiving anything, it still keeps trying to send stuff.

Any ideas on what to do about this?

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KGxvi  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:44:21pm

re: #390 HappyWarrior

I am really hoping his opponent considers another go at it in 2020 but I understand how exhausting campaigns are for candidates and their families which is as much as I’d love it if Beto contemplated running for President in 2020 or even against Cornyn, I would completely understand if he did not.

Iowa may well be in play against in 2020 - Democratic governor, three of four representatives, decent number of statewide offices in the D category.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:44:24pm

re: #389 HappyWarrior

He pretended to be one on TV. That’s it.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:44:41pm

re: #375 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Medical doctors didn’t consult anyone other than those trained in medicine? Should they have consulted a plumber or an electrician? Gee I wonder who knows the most about medicine: gun lobbyists or medical doctors.

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:45:00pm

re: #396 calochortus

What is an imac laptop?

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:45:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:45:37pm

re: #398 Skip Intro

He pretended to be one on TV. That’s it.

Exactly and then his dumbass cult ate up his mocking of McCain’s POW experience. I wasn’t a McCain fan politically but the guy acted far tougher than Trump and I should add I myself would have in that situation.

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:45:50pm

re: #400 Skip Intro

Sorry Macbook, perhaps. Total Luddite here.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:46:35pm

re: #401 Charles Johnson

In short the WH doesn’t like it when they get asked the tough questions. Maybe if Acosta had been nice like that Breitbart reporter and asked him about his historical victory last night, he would be okay.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:48:28pm

re: #397 KGxvi

Iowa may well be in play against in 2020 - Democratic governor, three of four representatives, decent number of statewide offices in the D category.

Iowa is interesting. Went for Gore in 2000 but Bush in 2004. Obama twice but Trump. It definitely will be one to watch for sure. I think Iowa’s future depends on how much the farmers there feel the blowback of Trump’s tariffs. Do we have any Iowa lizards or people with a good gauge of their politics because we need to recruit a good candidate to run against Joni Ernst. She certainly will be a strong DSCC target for the reasons we’ve both gotten at.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:48:44pm

Thread. Wisconsin legislative leaders contemplating limiting future governors authority

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:49:47pm

re: #401 Charles Johnson

Holy Sh*t!

CNN has to keep him there now, can they name a second correspondent or do outlets only get one?

Trump swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and part of that document is the freedom of the press.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:49:50pm

re: #388 lawhawk

King wants to pass a bill that goes against medical science.

He will make it impossible for someone to get an abortion because more often than not, they wont even know they’re pregnant at 6 weeks.

It’s a purposefully arbitrary and capricious date designed to outlaw abortion so that they can force women to carry to term, or otherwise criminalize the women who try to get an abortion and the doctors who provide those services.

An ectoptic growth can’t be detected until after 6 weeks.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:50:16pm

re: #406 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Thread. Wisconsin legislative leaders contemplating limiting future governors authority

I see someone took notes from North Carolina.

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:50:34pm

Hmm. Just messed around with some settings, and it seems to be settling down a bit. Computers drive me nuts, but where would we be without them?

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:50:52pm

re: #408 The Vicious Babushka

An ectoptic growth can’t be detected until after 6 weeks.

God’s will.
///////////////// etc.

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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:51:07pm

Trump is a punk.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:51:53pm

re: #380 MsJ

For when your foot hurts.

I get it online and they mail it to me. I specifically got stuff they listed high response for pain with low paranoia and low general highness. They rate all that stuff. It was a trip “shopping” for pot.

MY FEET HURT ALL THE DAMN TIME!!

cReRB/wPwKPdDf3t3PM8m3PTQp3kxmOpnO26+iirgh1/fhiMeOS2X1ypRLc5ItTN

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:52:17pm

re: #412 nines09

Trump is a punk.

Thin skinnned little man baby couldn’t stand the truth being asked about the caravan.

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Chrysicat  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:52:51pm

re: #410 calochortus

That’s good! I was worried you had a bitcoin-miner rootkit!

I think one of my machines has one that installed itself either to the RAM or the BIOS, because I keep running virus-scans and even rootkit-in-the-OS killers and nothing clears it!

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:53:23pm

re: #403 calochortus

You could go Applications->Utilities->Activity Monitor and click on the Network tab to see what’s happening there.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:54:46pm
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EPR-radar  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:54:48pm

re: #377 HappyWarrior

Maybe doctors know more about the damage guns cause than a bunch of gun hoarding cowards.

The doctors are the ones who have to try to fix the problems that guns cause.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:55:00pm

re: #412 nines09

Trump is a punk.

scary

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:55:11pm

re: #416 Skip Intro

You could go Applications->Utilities->Activity Monitor and click on the Network tab to see what’s happening there.

I did. I just had no idea what any of it meant.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:56:03pm

re: #412 nines09

Trump is a punk.

Sounds to me like Trump is trying to get Acosta reassigned/canned so he doesn’t have to face him again, because you can’t be a WH correspondent without access to the WH. Hopefully, CNN stands by Acosta, no matter if it’s for the rest of Trump’s term.

Trump, in the immortal words of Sgt. Hulka from Stripes, is a “gutless punk”.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:56:40pm

The press is letting the POTUS do this to them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:56:47pm
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nines09  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:57:00pm

re: #419 bd(soros funded)

scary

The press should take this opportunity to think whatever you do to my fellow reporter, you can do to me, and I will not stand for it. Let whomever is featured lie to an empty room.

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ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:57:45pm

re: #401 Charles Johnson

Jennifer Jacobs ✔
@JenniferJJacobs
“As a result of today’s incident, the White House is suspending the hard pass of the reporter involved until further notice,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders says.

This will deny unescorted entry to the WH grounds for @Acosta.

So, Fox will throw a fit about this and come to CNN/Acosta’s defense of the rights of a journalist.

They did earlier this year.

And they did that then because of when they were all bent out of shape when the Obama White House criticized them as an arm of the Republican party.

Journalist sticking together and sticking up for one another, right?

Link to the wayback machine for a 2009 CBS story…

President Obama’s Feud with FOX News

After months of taking incoming fire from the prime-time stars of Fox News, the Obama White House is firing back, charging that FOX News is different from all other news.
“FOX News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican party,” said Anita Dunn, White House communications director.

“If media is operating basically as a talk radio format, then that’s one thing, and if it’s operating as a news outlet, then that’s another,” Mr. Obama said.

And the White House has gone beyond words, reports CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield. Last Sept. 20, the president went on every Sunday news show - except Chris Wallace’s show on FOX. And on Thursday, the Treasury Department tried to exclude FOX News from pool coverage of interviews with a key official. It backed down after strong protests from the press.

“All the networks said, that’s it, you’ve crossed the line,” said CBS News White House correspondent Chip Reid.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:58:52pm

re: #401 Charles Johnson

Too bad someone with a constitutional protection to hold government officials to account didn’t use their constitutional rights during … I don’t know … the primary in 2016.

Now they are in real danger of losing that right because of the endless promotion of Trump in search of profits.

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:58:58pm

re: #415 Chrysicat

That’s good! I was worried you had a bitcoin-miner rootkit!

I think one of my machines has one that installed itself either to the RAM or the BIOS, because I keep running virus-scans and even rootkit-in-the-OS killers and nothing clears it!

LOL. I’m pretty sure it’s not virus related as I download very little.
Last week it was the nsurlsessionsd (or something like that) that flipped out and started desperately wanting to communicate with the world. Or the cloud. Or something. Anyway, a little Googling produced the possibility that it was Photos trying to sync with things that aren’t there. Sigh. So I unchecked that box. Now I’ve unchecked a couple more things, so we shall see. So far so good.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 4:59:03pm

re: #422 bd(soros funded)

The press is letting the POTUS do this to them.

Because most of them are more concerned with getting and keeping WH access than reporting the truth.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:00:25pm

re: #417 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I suppose Acosta should have just grabbed her by the pussy instead of holding his hand up to block her from tearing the microphone out of his hand…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:00:38pm

re: #425 ObserverArt

So, Fox will throw a fit about this and come to CNN/Acosta’s defense of the rights of a journalist.

They did earlier this year.

And they did that then because of when they were all bent out of shape when the Obama White House criticized them as an arm of the Republican party.

Journalist sticking together and sticking up for one another, right?

Link to the wayback machine for a 2009 CBS story…

President Obama’s Feud with FOX News

The Obama WH wasn’t wrong about FNC. They are the RNC’s media outlet. Hell I’d argue right now that they especially their “talent” like Lumpy and Ducklips are Trump’s outlet.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:00:54pm

re: #417 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

She lies. That video shows it was the other way round (she placed her hands on him).

Too bad the press didn’t use the word “lie” back when I was yelling at my computer in 2016. Got a whole bunch of people who also told me that word was inappropriate, too strong, &c.

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Interesting Times  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:01:35pm

Succinct:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:02:28pm

re: #432 Interesting Times

Succinct:

They’re right, you know.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:03:32pm
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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:04:58pm

re: #432 Interesting Times

Succinct:

Also: the headers on that pictorial obviously refer to the subjects’ relationship to Trump: “They Irritate Him” and “They Imitate Him”. Happy to see the former……

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gocart mozart  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:05:37pm
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:05:40pm

re: #413 The Vicious Babushka

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:06:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:06:46pm

re: #436 gocart mozart

This was one we flipped wasn’t it? Don’t know what the hell she was thinking. I heard that Messiahic rabbi is even bad news in that community.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:07:01pm

re: #428 TedStriker

Because most of them are more concerned with getting and keeping WH access than reporting the truth.

When is Trump’s next foreign trip? The White Correspondent’s Association should advise all members to let the POTUS go it alone overseas.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:07:27pm

I just got home so I did not know if Sessions got the axe until a few minutes ago. Local PBS station WHYY has an article on who will be taking over.
whyy.org

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BeachDem  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:07:47pm

re: #406 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Thread. Wisconsin legislative leaders contemplating limiting future governors authority

Sounds a lot like North Carolina when Roy Cooper won the governorship.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:08:15pm

re: #438 Charles Johnson

Nothing Trump has done demonstrates he believes in a free press. Please stop fucking lying you daughter of a pedophile enabling, murderer pardoning, dog abuser son raising, and bad joke telling asshole. No one outside the Trump cult believes your crap.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:09:15pm

re: #440 bd(soros funded)

When is Trump’s next foreign trip? The White Correspondent’s Association should advise all members to let the POTUS go it alone overseas.

Or just not show up to cover his rallies. Not even a mention they’re happening.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:09:39pm

re: #442 BeachDem

Sounds a lot like North Carolina when Roy Cooper won the governorship.

That was my thought too. BTW congrats on the seat in SC-1. Didn’t know Joe Cunnigham was a scientist who specializes on oceans. That’s way cool. That perspective will be useful in Congress especially more so than his opponents whose sole thing seemed to be about pleasing Trump.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:10:39pm

Fight those bastards

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:11:18pm

With photo:

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:12:04pm
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nowherenorth2  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:12:51pm

re: #448 MsJ

Gold Jerry gold!

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:13:00pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:13:02pm

This shit is getting really bad now.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:13:04pm

re: #446 bd(soros funded)

Fight those bastards

I’m guessing, after his run-in with the Secret Service, that Mr. Acosta has run completely out of fucks to give.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:13:35pm

re: #448 MsJ

I know who he is. Man I can’t imagine that. On a neat side note, my Dad got to shake John Glenn’s hand. Was sad when I heard he had passed away. I know Glenn lived a long life but he’s just another icon from that era gone just like Neil and others.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:14:06pm

re: #452 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m guessing, after his run-in with the Secret Service, that Mr. Acosta has run completely out of fucks to give.

I think Jim is tired of the WH bullying him simply for asking the Yam questions.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:14:07pm

re: #451 Charles Johnson

This shit is getting really bad now.

Jim Acosta broke that poor intern’s orbital eye socket!!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:14:08pm

re: #453 HappyWarrior

I know who he is. Man I can’t imagine that. On a neat side note, my Dad got to shake John Glenn’s hand. Was sad when I heard he had passed away. I know Glenn lived a long life but he’s just another icon from that era gone just like Neil and others.

True, but at least we’ve still got Buzz around to punch stupid people in the face.

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:14:42pm

re: #446 bd(soros funded)

Fight those bastards

And i hope he, and other reporters, keep up with the truth-telling.

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Alephnaught  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:14:43pm

re: #434 The Vicious Babushka

I’ve seen this tweet all day, and I thought:

WHAT’S She going to look with like a chimney on her?”

The Tamperer ft. Maya - Feel It (1998) HQ

EDIT: Here’s the TOTP performance I remember seeing of this at the time.

Youtube Video

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fern01  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:14:52pm

And then there is Jeff Sessions - thinking that his Senate colleagues would stand with him. Only people who will be against his successor are the Senate Democrats.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:15:02pm

re: #444 wheat-dogg

Or just not show up to cover his rallies. Not even a mention they’re happening.

Fascism can’t go unreported. If it goes unexposed it festers.

Send a single pool reporter and photojournalist (no video camera). If Mr. Acosta is up to it, it could be him.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:15:23pm

re: #446 bd(soros funded)

That young woman was aggressively trying to grab the mic away from a journalist. I’ve never seen such behavior before.

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BeachDem  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:15:33pm

re: #445 HappyWarrior

That was my thought too. BTW congrats on the seat in SC-1. Didn’t know Joe Cunnigham was a scientist who specializes on oceans. That’s way cool. That perspective will be useful in Congress especially more so than his opponents whose sole thing seemed to be about pleasing Trump.

I’ll even bet Mark Sanford is smiling about the outcome of this one.

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calochortus  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:15:38pm

re: #460 Anymouse 🌹

Fascism can’t go unreported. If it goes unexposed it festers.

Send a single pool reporter and photojournalist (no video camera). If Mr. Acosta is up to it, it could be him.

Access is too important for solidarity, right?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:15:49pm

re: #456 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

True, but at least we’ve still got Buzz around to punch stupid people in the face.

That’s the truth. I love Buzz. There was an elementary school near where I grew up named after him and he visited them. Ours was named after Neil and Neil never visited. i don’t blame Neil for being shy and I get that Buzz and him are and were completely different personalities but I love how engaging Aldrin is. On another neat side note, my mom’s aunt worked for the NASA program in that era. She died when I was little. Would have loved to asked her stories about the astronauts.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:15:54pm

re: #463 calochortus

Access is too important for solidarity, right?

Baghdad should’ve been a clue.

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ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:16:29pm

Sarah…think of all the damage you are doing with these allegations. Future male reporters will be forever damaged by this and their mothers will hold it all against Trump in the elections.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:16:33pm

re: #462 BeachDem

I’ll even bet Mark Sanford is smiling about the outcome of this one.

I heard that Cantor’s people helped Dave Brat’s opponent out some.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:16:51pm

re: #466 ObserverArt

Sarah…think of all the damage you are doing with these allegations. Future male reporters will be forever damaged by this and their mothers will hold it all against Trump in the elections.

ROFL, that’s a good one dude.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:17:38pm

re: #463 calochortus

Access is too important for solidarity, right?

It appears that way at the moment. Maggie Haberman appears to have written the instruction manual on that.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:19:23pm

re: #469 Anymouse 🌹

It appears that way at the moment. Maggie Haberman appears to have written the instruction manual on that.

“How to Shit On Journalistic Integrity and Whore Yourself Out for Fun and Profit”

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:19:40pm
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Chrysicat  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:21:55pm
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fern01  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:21:56pm

re: #446 bd(soros funded)

Fight those bastards

And of course trump would deliberately make sure a woman tried to take the microphone

trump talks big and then hides behind a young woman. I have reached the level of Henry II’s anger.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:22:43pm

In Washington, not Florida:

Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Having Sex With Dying Beaver While High On Methamphetamine (Goes to IFLScience, more at the link):

A 35-year-old Washington man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly having sex with a dying beaver while high on methamphetamine, reports Washington television station KXLY.

Don’t bother pinching yourself. Yes, this is real life.

It started around 9pm when a local woman came across a beaver that had been struck by a car.

“Someone help me save this beaver,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “I flipped him over so he would walk but his leg is broken.”

She was able to move the beaver out of the way of traffic by placing it on a towel and dragging it closer to a nearby pond. After calling local wildlife agencies and veterinary clinics that were closed for the holiday weekend, she decided to run home and grab a plastic tub that she could keep the animal in until authorities were open the following day.

When she came back, she had a rather unsightly surprise.

“He’s deceased,” she later wrote in the comments. “I caught a homeless man having sex with the beaver. I’m traumatized!!”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:22:50pm

re: #471 MsJ

I thought Rosenstein was Sessions’ right hand.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:23:03pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:23:23pm

That feeling when you look at the timeline of someone who’s been tweeting seemingly innocuous replies to you, and discover she’s a hard core wingnut who flirts with neo-Nazis. Yechhh.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:23:41pm

re: #471 MsJ

DING DING DING

From Session’s undated resignation-not resignation letter to the selection of Whitaker to the timing of it all, something smells like kayfabe.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:23:47pm

re: #472 Chrysicat

To be fair, I assume they’re talking about unregulated capitalism.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:23:48pm

re: #473 fern01

And of course trump would deliberately make sure a woman tried to take the microphone

trump talks big and then hides behind a young woman. I have reached the level of Henry II’s anger.

When you get to Richard I, then we’re boned.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:24:25pm

re: #474 Anymouse 🌹

In Washington, not Florida:

Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Having Sex With Dying Beaver While High On Methamphetamine (Goes to IFLScience, more at the link):

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:24:27pm

re: #475 HappyWarrior

I thought Rosenstein was Sessions’ right hand.

It’s Bill Mitchell. Who knows what he means or says.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:24:30pm

re: #480 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

When you get to Richard I, then we’re boned.

If Richard was the lionheart, is Trump the chicken-heart?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:24:50pm

re: #482 MsJ

It’s Bill Mitchell. Who knows what he means or says.

Good point.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:25:15pm

re: #483 HappyWarrior

If Richard was the lionheart, is Trump the chicken-heart?

The Cowardly Lion.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:25:51pm

re: #485 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The Cowardly Lion.

Nah the cowardly lion eventually grew courage.

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Interesting Times  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:25:56pm
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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:25:57pm

re: #471 MsJ

Mitchell is trying to peddle his Q bs which claimed that the bad blood between Sessions & Trump was all theatrics.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:26:06pm

re: #486 HappyWarrior

Nah the cowardly lion eventually grew courage.

A fair point.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:26:10pm

re: #485 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Do not make fun of the Wizard of Oz.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:27:17pm

re: #448 MsJ

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:27:34pm

re: #489 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

A fair point.

TBH I can’t tell you who Trump reminds me of. Like yeah it’s easy to say something like Hitler but Hitler actually fought his own street battles. Trump talks tough but he’s a coward when it comes down to it.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:29:30pm

re: #477 Charles Johnson

That feeling when you look at the timeline of someone who’s been tweeting seemingly innocuous replies to you, and discover she’s a hard core wingnut who flirts with neo-Nazis. Yechhh.

Ace Ventura Pet Detective: Einhorn is a Man

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:29:55pm

re: #492 HappyWarrior

TBH I can’t tell you who Trump reminds me of. Like yeah it’s easy to say something like Hitler but Hitler actually fought his own street battles. Trump talks tough but he’s a coward when it comes down to it.

He’s his very own cowardly piece of garbage. One for the ages.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:30:30pm

re: #494 GlutenFreeJesus

He’s his very own cowardly piece of garbage. One for the ages.

Yeah he does stand out just like Trumpism is its own nasty flavor of fascism.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:30:30pm

Not sure what to make of this, but my appendix was removed when I was seventeen:

Misfolded α-synuclein is a pathological hallmark of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Killinger et al. now report that the human appendix contains an abundance of misfolded α-synuclein and that removal of the appendix decreased the risk of developing PD. The appendix of both PD cases and healthy individuals contained abnormally cleaved and aggregated forms of α-synuclein, analogous to those found in postmortem brain tissue from patients with PD. Furthermore, α-synuclein derived from the appendix seeded rapid aggregation of recombinant α-synuclein in vitro. In two large-scale epidemiological studies, the authors demonstrated that an appendectomy occurring decades prior reduced the risk of developing PD, suggesting that the appendix may be implicated in PD initiation.

(more)

stm.sciencemag.org

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:31:04pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:31:41pm

re: #496 Anymouse 🌹

Not sure what to make of this, but my appendix was removed when I was seventeen:

(more)

stm.sciencemag.org

Got mine removed at the same age. Worst extended pain I ever felt in my life.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:32:09pm

re: #477 Charles Johnson

That feeling when you look at the timeline of someone who’s been tweeting seemingly innocuous replies to you, and discover she’s a hard core wingnut who flirts with neo-Nazis. Yechhh.

Tell me about it. My neighbour is so nice and sweet, sits on the village library board, brought her children over to our house because we were doing sciency stuff during the eclipse. 1488 tattoos and SS lightning bolts stuck out clearly from her low-cut blouse …

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:32:31pm

no kidding

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:33:19pm

re: #500 bd(soros funded)

no kidding

The Freaking Daily Caller no less!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:33:37pm

re: #500 bd(soros funded)

no kidding

That’s actually a really good point. They have no right at all to complain about that shit after Trump telling his cult how impressed he was with Gianforte’s bodyslam.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:33:59pm

re: #501 bd(soros funded)

The Freaking Daily Caller no less!!

You know it’s bad when Tucker’s crew won’t even cover your lie.

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mmmirele  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:34:02pm

BBC World News wasn’t mincing words…the announcer said Sessions had been fired.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:34:22pm

re: #498 HappyWarrior

Got mine removed at the same age. Worst extended pain I ever felt in my life.

I had recurrent appendicitis (appendix was positioned wrong and would be pinched off periodically).

I had a second surgery aboard ship when the scar burst open in the chow hall and blood spread across my shirt during dinner hours. Made a lot of people sick as my best friend dragged me to sickbay.

Turns out a fistula had developed in my intestine at the surgical scar, and all that crap was pouring into my abdominal cavity. Spent a couple weeks in sickbay after they opened me back up and cleaned all that out.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:35:10pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:35:57pm

re: #505 Anymouse 🌹

I had recurrent appendicitis (appendix was positioned wrong and would be pinched off periodically).

I had a second surgery aboard ship when the scar burst open in the chow hall and blood spread across my shirt during dinner hours. Made a lot of people sick as my best friend dragged me to sickbay.

Turns out a fistula had developed in my intestine at the surgical scar, and all that crap was pouring into my abdominal cavity. Spent a couple weeks in sickbay after they opened me back up and cleaned all that out.

I don’t remember the details but it was senior year and I just had a mindnumbing pain.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:36:34pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:36:50pm

re: #500 bd(soros funded)

no kidding

Wholly crap, he works for the Daily Caller.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:38:07pm

LOL I remember way back in the day when Free Republic was SO PISSED that TEH LIBRUL NUZEPEPPER got freep.com before they could!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:38:53pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:39:17pm

Only a Republican would call himself “Shooty” when his name is clearly pronounced “Shoo-ette”

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Skip Intro  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:39:26pm

re: #471 MsJ

So this was written by the other Bill Mitchell. Confusing.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:40:28pm

re: #512 The Vicious Babushka

Only a Republican would call himself “Shooty” when his name is clearly pronounced “Shoo-ette”

Gun nuts are weird. BTW congrats on electiong a Dem governor. Gretchen seems solid.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:41:40pm

re: #512 The Vicious Babushka

Only a Republican would call himself “Shooty” when his name is clearly pronounced “Shoo-ette”

Shwett?

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:43:27pm

re: #515 Blind Frog Belly White

Shwett?

I dunno. “uette” is French but “Sch” is German. Maybe he is Swiss?

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:43:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:44:21pm

re: #516 The Vicious Babushka

I dunno. “uette” is French but “Sch” is German. Maybe he is Swiss?

Alsacian?

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:45:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:46:04pm

It’s on:

“BREAKING: PROTESTS CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5 PM LOCAL TIME
Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it. The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whitaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation. Our hundreds of response events are being launched to demonstrate the public demand for action to correct this injustice. We will update this page as the
situation develops.”

act.moveon.org

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:46:31pm

re: #518 HappyWarrior

Alsacian?

Dunno - does he have prick ears, a snipey muzzle, and a black mask?

///

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:46:35pm

Funny thing about surnames though. I have one German second great grandmother whose maiden name Schwarz is German for black. My grandmother’s maiden name is apparently Slovak for blacksmith. And I have another second great grandmother whose maiden name was Kidney which is an Anglicization of the Irish word for black or “the dark one.”

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fern01  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:46:46pm

re: #480 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

When you get to Richard I, then we’re boned.

Richard had his faults - but he was smart enough to live most of his life in France

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:47:14pm

re: #521 Blind Frog Belly White

Dunno - does he have prick ears, a snipey muzzle, and a black mask?

///

Hey now my fourth great grandparents were from Alsace-Lorraine pal.

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EPR-radar  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:47:19pm

re: #492 HappyWarrior

TBH I can’t tell you who Trump reminds me of. Like yeah it’s easy to say something like Hitler but Hitler actually fought his own street battles. Trump talks tough but he’s a coward when it comes down to it.

The closest historical parallel I can think of for Trump is Crassus, who along with Julius Caesar and Pompey was one of the main players at the end of the Roman Republic.

Too cowardly to fight his own battles or wars, he just hired mercenaries with his great wealth. One of his wealth building tactics was to have his thugs start fires which his fire department would charge to put out.

His gift to the english language was the word ‘crass’. May Trump have a similar legacy.

Edited to change Mark Antony to Pompey. I’m getting too old to wing this stuff.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:48:07pm

re: #525 EPR-radar

The closest historical parallel I can think of for Trump is Crassus, who along with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony was one of the main players at the end of the Roman Republic.

Too cowardly to fight his own battles or wars, he just hired mercenaries with his great wealth. One of his wealth building tactics was to have his thugs start fires which his fire department would charge to put out.

His gift to the english language was the word ‘crass’. May Trump have a similar legacy.

Ah! I’m not familiar with Roman history. I of course know Mark Antony and Caesar.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:48:24pm

Mystery woman reveals truth about video clip.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:48:44pm

re: #524 HappyWarrior

Hey now my fourth great grandparents were from Alsace-Lorraine pal.

So, you have prick ears, a snipey muzzle, a black mask, AND you were made with bacon and Gruyere cheese?
///

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:49:36pm

re: #525 EPR-radar

The closest historical parallel I can think of for Trump is Crassus, who along with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony was one of the main players at the end of the Roman Republic.

Too cowardly to fight his own battles or wars, he just hired mercenaries with his great wealth. One of his wealth building tactics was to have his thugs start fires which his fire department would charge to put out.

His gift to the english language was the word ‘crass’. May Trump have a similar legacy.

I’m thinking Commodus. Who gave us the word “commode.”

The Gladiator - Maximus Kills Commodus

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:49:39pm

re: #528 Blind Frog Belly White

So, you have prick ears, a snipey muzzle, a black mask, AND you were made with bacon and Gruyere cheese?
///

Just the bacon. It’s a very distant ancestor :) but it’s also my first direct line in the US too.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:50:52pm

re: #529 The Vicious Babushka

And of course, you referenced one of my favorite movies along with it. If I could give you a thousand updings, I would.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:51:02pm

re: #504 mmmirele

BBC World News wasn’t mincing words…the announcer said Sessions had been fired.

Because that’s what happened. The media needs to stop messing around with the Dictator wannabee in the White House.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:52:35pm

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:53:43pm

re: #533 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I haven’t seen that movie in so long. Wonder if it holds up well.

535
Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:54:27pm

re: #534 HappyWarrior

I haven’t seen that movie in so long. Wonder if it holds up well.

It’s still a good movie.

536
BigPapa  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:54:37pm

re: #451 Charles Johnson

This shit is getting really bad now.

They’ll keep pushing the envelope. The media needs to really push back. The right has dictated this narrative for years so we’re in a deep hole.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:55:18pm

re: #534 HappyWarrior

I haven’t seen that movie in so long. Wonder if it holds up well.

I guess we’ll find out ….

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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:55:25pm

re: #527 wheat-dogg

Mystery woman reveals truth about video clip.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:55:44pm

God it’s not even been 24 hours and some of the lefties I know are already bitching because of something Pelosi said about impeachment. Listen I want Trump out too. But what fucking good is it to constantly pine for impeachment and want to show your hand.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:56:16pm

re: #535 Belafon

It’s still a good movie.

Good to know. Some movies I feel different about as an adult versus as a kid.

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:56:34pm

When you’ve lost one of the Children of the Corn…

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EPR-radar  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:56:34pm

...

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:56:59pm

re: #534 HappyWarrior

I haven’t seen that movie in so long. Wonder if it holds up well.

Russell Crowe was good in that. Too bad he sucked in Les Miserables.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:57:38pm

re: #541 teleskiguy

When you’ve lost one of the Children of the Corn…

The DC called it a lie too. These people are so pathetic.

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William Lewis  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:57:53pm

re: #535 Belafon

It’s still a good movie.

Just remember it’s even less historical than Braveheart (hard to believe, I know) and remains a good adventure.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:58:02pm

re: #539 HappyWarrior

God it’s not even been 24 hours and some of the lefties I know are already bitching because of something Pelosi said about impeachment. Listen I want Trump out too. But what fucking good is it to constantly pine for impeachment and want to show your hand.

Impeachment in the absence of a clear, indictable offense with a lot of solid evidence to back it up comes across as using impeachment to undo an election result you don’t like.

547
wheat-dogg  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:58:08pm

Off to teach young minds again. Later on!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:58:44pm

re: #543 The Vicious Babushka

Russell Crowe was good in that. Too bad he sucked in Les Miserables.

You know? I always thought he could work as General/President Grant if they did a bio-epic. Might be too late now since Crowe is a bit older than Grant was during his Civil War generalship and presidency.

549
lawhawk  Nov 7, 2018 • 5:59:35pm

re: #537 Blind Frog Belly White

Are you not entertained?

It will be when Winter Mueller comes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:00:08pm

re: #548 HappyWarrior

You know? I always thought he could work as General/President Grant if they did a bio-epic. Might be too late now since Crowe is a bit older than Grant was during his Civil War generalship and presidency.

He could do it as long as there is no singing.

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BigPapa  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:00:12pm

I remember Limbaugh hammering on the ‘liberal media’ when I started listening to talk radio in 1991 when the first Gulf War started. They’ve been free to keep pushing it for decades with no pushback or challenge. The mainstream media was terrified of not looking ‘balanced’ into submission. Over the years, they’ve also focused on getting click instead of real journalism.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:00:36pm

re: #546 Blind Frog Belly White

Impeachment in the absence of a clear, indictable offense with a lot of solid evidence to back it up comes across as using impeachment to undo an election result you don’t like.

Exactly. God these people just want to bitch without understanding shit. I think Trump should be impeached but we need the evidence first. I swear there’s a large part of the left that even though I think their hearts are in the right place are as moronic as the Tea Party when it comes to actually understanding how government works.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:01:30pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:01:54pm

re: #550 The Vicious Babushka

He could do it as long as there is no singing.

Ha! Can’t think of a reason to have him sing unless you put in a Battle Hymn of the Republic scene but yeah Crowe kind of resembles him a little though he’s taller than Grant was. Grant was pretty short. 5’7.5 I want to say. Considerably shorter than Lincoln.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:02:24pm

re: #551 BigPapa

I remember Limbaugh hammering on the ‘liberal media’ when I started listening to talk radio in 1991 when the first Gulf War started. They’ve been free to keep pushing it for decades with no pushback or challenge. The mainstream media was terrified of not looking ‘balanced’ into submission. Over the years, they’ve also focused on getting click instead of real journalism.

They had Limbaugh on Armed Forces radio too didn’t they? I have no idea what genius came up with that idea.

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:02:26pm

re: #516 The Vicious Babushka

I dunno. “uette” is French but “Sch” is German. Maybe he is Swiss?

Well, if the name is Alsatian-derived, the French pronunciation probably would be something like “shoo-ett”: but if it is German/Swiss, it’s likely the “ue” is the conventional alt-transliteration for “ü” - the original spelling, perhaps “Schütte” - which would indeed be pronounced something like “shyoot-eh” - “Shooty” being close enough for Michigan., I guess.

But in any case, the conventional American pronunciation is “loo-zer”…

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:03:00pm
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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:03:47pm

re: #545 William Lewis

Just remember it’s even less historical than Braveheart (hard to believe, I know) and remains a good adventure.

I figure historically accurate films are called documentaries.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:04:52pm

re: #558 Belafon

I figure historically accurate films are called documentaries.

I think there’s room for balance. You should try to get history right but some dramatic license is okay.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:06:04pm

Another House seat flip from the GOP to the Dems:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:06:30pm

re: #560 Anymouse 🌹

Another House seat flip from the GOP to the Dems:

I believe that is WW’s district.

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stpaulbear  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:08:35pm

re: #520 Anymouse 🌹

It’s on:

“BREAKING: PROTESTS CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5 PM LOCAL TIME
Donald Trump has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Trump-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Trump has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and cannot be allowed to remain in charge of it. The Nobody Is Above the Law network demands that Whitaker immediately commit not to assume supervision of the investigation. Our hundreds of response events are being launched to demonstrate the public demand for action to correct this injustice. We will update this page as the
situation develops.”

act.moveon.org

I’m going to go to the MN State Capitol after work tomorrow. It’s going to be cold (mid-20’s), but it’s the least I can do.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:09:05pm

re: #562 stpaulbear

I’m going to go to the MN State Capitol after work tomorrow. It’s going to be cold (mid-20’s), but it’s the least I can do.

Stay warm. Wish I could join you.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:09:53pm

re: #556 Jay C

Well, if the name is Alsatian-derived, the French pronunciation probably would be something like “shoo-ett”: but if it is German/Swiss, it’s likely the “ue” is the conventional alt-transliteration for “ü” - the original spelling, perhaps “Schütte” - which would indeed be pronounced something like “shyoot-eh” - “Shooty” being close enough for Michigan., I guess.

But in any case, the conventional American pronunciation is “loo-zer”…

Or in the original German, Scheiße.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:10:10pm

re: #561 HappyWarrior

I believe that is WW’s district.

She has a lead of about three thousand votes, with one thousand provisional ballots left to count.

The Republican representative gave her victory speech already.

Price is right losing horn

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:10:46pm

re: #560 Anymouse 🌹

Another House seat flip from the GOP to the Dems:

So how many does that make, now?
And I love it also for the fact that NM-2 will have a Congressperson named “Xochitl”..

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:10:57pm

re: #565 Anymouse 🌹

She has a lead of about three thousand votes, with one thousand provisional ballots left to count.

The Republican representative gave her victory speech already.

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Video

Well that’s embarrassing.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:11:26pm

re: #565 Anymouse 🌹

She has a lead of about three thousand votes, with one thousand provisional ballots left to count.

The Republican representative gave her victory speech already.

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This just in: Dewey defeats Truman.

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:13:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:13:23pm

re: #568 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

This just in: Dewey defeats Truman.

It’s not as well known but a lot of people thought Charles Evans Hughes defeated Woodrow Wilson in 1916 too. NO famous photo of a smiling Wilson with a headline though. That’s an interesting what if for history btw that feels pertinent to bring up as we near the centennial for WWI ending.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:16:37pm

Yes and what are you going to do about it, CNN? Are you just going to say OH PLEASE SIR MAY I HAVE SOME MORE?

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:17:51pm

re: #570 HappyWarrior

It’s not as well known but a lot of people thought Charles Evans Hughes defeated Woodrow Wilson in 1916 too. NO famous photo of a smiling Wilson with a headline though. That’s an interesting what if for history btw that feels pertinent to bring up as we near the centennial for WWI ending.

And the Republican representative for NM-2 vacated the seat to run for Governor and lost.

He probably would have won reëlection to the US House, so that counts for two losses in one.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:18:38pm

re: #571 The Vicious Babushka

Yes and what are you going to do about it, CNN? Are you just going to say OH PLEASE SIR MAY I HAVE SOME MORE?

Oh DAMN. No wonder Jim is spitting fire tonight. I hope CNN actually grows a pair. I would LOVE to see them challenge Trump and Huckabooboo on this. Please, dear God, let this be the fight we all desperately want.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:18:51pm

re: #572 Anymouse 🌹

And the Republican representative for NM-2 vacated the seat to run for Governor and lost.

He probably would have won reëlection to the US House, so that counts for two losses in one.

Correct. I think that happened a couple other states too.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:19:50pm

re: #571 The Vicious Babushka

Yes and what are you going to do about it, CNN? Are you just going to say OH PLEASE SIR MAY I HAVE SOME MORE?

This is what CNN should do.

Family Guy - Oliver Twist

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stpaulbear  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:20:16pm

re: #563 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Stay warm. Wish I could join you.

Thanks. If location is the issue, the moveon site shows quite a few sites in MN.

I had an outdoor construction site meeting today in northern MN. It was 22 degrees and the wind was biting. If I dress tomorrow like I did today, I’ll be OK.

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gocart mozart  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:21:20pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:22:31pm

re: #576 stpaulbear

Thanks. If location is the issue, the moveon site shows quite a few sites in MN.

I had an outdoor construction site meeting today in northern MN. It was 22 degrees and the wind was biting. If I dress tomorrow like I did today, I’ll be OK.

Location is only part of the issue; availability is the other. Last-minute scheduling doesn’t work well when I have 2 kids and a Mrs. Fish who needs a break from them frequently.

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ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:23:12pm

re: #569 teleskiguy

Think of all of the artists that were used in making those movies. Painting all those back drops, and cells.

All now in a room full of computers.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:23:16pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:23:43pm

The last two counties in Nebraska finish their counting. Don Bacon (R-NE2) won reëlection over in Omaha and South Sioux City.

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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:23:55pm

re: #570 HappyWarrior

It’s not as well known but a lot of people thought Charles Evans Hughes defeated Woodrow Wilson in 1916 too. NO famous photo of a smiling Wilson with a headline though. That’s an interesting what if for history btw that feels pertinent to bring up as we near the centennial for WWI ending.

A couple of extra layers to the famous “Dewey Defeats Truman” pic: the Chicago Tribune was owned by an obsessively Republican “press lord” and was famously, and fanatically, anti-Truman.
Also: the Trib had had to run its presses without their usual union crew (they had been on strike) - the pressmen were forced to set up the front pages ahead of time, and had to pick one headline or another before the presses rolled. Bad choice….
They actually changed the headline for the next edition, but old Harry S. got a copy of the “wrong” one at a train stop. No wonder he was smiling…

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:24:05pm

re: #577 gocart mozart

It’s called putting yourself in the shoes of someone who isn’t a privileged white male, you should try it some time Matt but I get it being a conservative, you lack empathy.

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:24:07pm

re: #577 gocart mozart

Buried, but the market can’t cure everything.

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stpaulbear  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:25:53pm

re: #578 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Location is only part of the issue; availability is the other. Last-minute scheduling doesn’t work well when I have 2 kids and a Mrs. Fish who needs a break from them frequently.

Ahhh.

I guess that I’m just used to my carefree single guy life.

.5/

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:25:57pm

re: #582 Jay C

A couple of extra layers to the famous “Dewey Defeats Truman” pic: the Chicago Tribune was owned by an obsessively Republican “press lord” and was famously, and fanatically, anti-Truman.
Also: the Trib had had to run its presses without their usual union crew (they had been on strike) - the pressmen were forced to set up the front pages ahead of time, and had to pick one headline or another before the presses rolled. Bad choice….
They actually changed the headline for the next edition, but old Harry S. got a copy of the “wrong” one

Tribune was McCormick right? Did not know that about the union strike though. Truman is one of my favorites though. Definitely someone who wasn’t afraid to tell the GOP to go fuck themselves when they needed to. A shame he wasn’t better at picking judges though.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:26:33pm

re: #584 Belafon

Buried, but the market can’t cure everything.

LOL Trumpers be so full of shit.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:26:34pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:27:01pm

I don’t want to hear lectures from supporters of President Tariff about how we libs don’t understand the free market.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:27:20pm

re: #585 stpaulbear

Ahhh.

I guess that I’m just used to my carefree single guy life.

.5/

I still would love to connect up sometime. We should make that happen Soon (tm).

591
HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:28:26pm

re: #588 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m sure Sheldon was expecting better food than KFC and McDonalds last night. BTW just like Trump to watch the results with a non-elected official who has disproportional influence. Can you imagine the blow up if Obama watched election results with Soros?

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:29:35pm

Ben Shapiro has committed heresy against the conservative faith. He is now under attack on his own Twitter feed …

(more in there going after him)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:29:49pm
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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:30:38pm

re: #586 HappyWarrior

Tribune was McCormick, right?

Yep. The old “Colonel” himself.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:31:05pm

re: #592 Anymouse 🌹

Ben Shapiro has committed heresy against the conservative faith. He is now under attack on his own Twitter feed …

(more in there going after him)

I can’t stand the bugger but he’s not a total hack like some of these RWNJs are. I still think he’s a miserable bugger though.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:31:30pm

re: #594 Jay C

Yep. The old “Colonel” himself.

Yep, big pusher of the America First Movement if I remember my history.

597
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:31:50pm

re: #595 HappyWarrior

I can’t stand the bugger but he’s not a total hack like some of these RWNJs are. I still think he’s a miserable bugger though.

He is a total hack, but, like the rest of them, they have their “stopped clock” moments.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:31:58pm

re: #584 Belafon

Buried, but the market can’t cure everything.

That guy seems to think it can in the follow-on tweet.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:32:12pm

re: #593 Backwoods_Sleuth

I imagine Whittaker is a placeholder until he gets someone really rancid like Kobach to take the job.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:32:35pm

re: #597 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.
blockquote>He is a total hack, but, like the rest of them, they have their “stopped clock” moments.

True, true.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:32:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:34:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:34:57pm

re: #598 Anymouse 🌹

That guy seems to think it can in the follow-on tweet.

Then that’s moronic. The problem with capitalism at least now is that people worship it. You shouldn’t be worshiping any economic system. You should see economic systems for what they are. They’re about people. That’s why doctrinaire socialism fails and it’s why doctrinaire capitalism does too. Conservatives in this country have convinced themselves they are the guardians of capitalism and their liberal opponents are opponents of it. Me? I like some of what capitalism offers. I like having multiple streaming services and such but you know what, I also like the fact that things like my K-12 education were NOT for profit.

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:35:05pm

re: #598 Anymouse 🌹

That guy seems to think it can in the follow-on tweet.

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:35:20pm

I have been placed on a 12-hour Twitter ban for my mocking post telling #QAnon followers that Q said they should stick their tongues in a light socket because it would give them superpowers. I was informed that the powers-that-be at Twitter considered this “promoting self harm”. Of course, this means that they believe #QAnon people are stupid enough to actually stick their tongues in light sockets based on a random tweet. I’m not appealing the decision because, frankly, I can’t say they’re wrong.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:35:39pm

re: #602 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL dude you literally did a rally with a President and you complain abot bias. Go back to sucking Trump off the camera Lumpy, your act is staler than Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:35:49pm

oh, lookie here:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:36:17pm

re: #605 Ace-o-aces

I have been placed on a 12-hour Twitter ban for my mocking post telling #QAnon followers that Q said they should stick their tongues in a light socket because it would give them superpowers. I was informed that the powers-that-be at Twitter considered this “promoting self harm”. Of course, this means that they believe #QAnon people are stupid enough to actually stick their tongues in light sockets based on a random tweet. I’m not appealing the decision because, frankly, I can’t say they’re wrong.

Owning the libs by sticking my balls in piranha infested waters!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:37:43pm

re: #607 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, lookie here:

LOL:

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:38:10pm

I didn’t mean failure in terms of downswings. I meant failure in terms of where it will not make the right decision in all situations. There are times when capitalism should not be how we make decisions.

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teleskiguy  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:38:30pm

Pilfering WiFi from Taco John’s. Who among us?

And is this a compliment or an insult?

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:39:36pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:39:49pm

re: #603 HappyWarrior

Worship is exactly right—why are there people evoking capitalism as though its a singular, whole-cloth construct? There are kinds of capitalism, details, individual theorists of capitalism that divvy and debate what it is.

What we’re watching with conservatives and reactionaries conjure with the word but it has no meaning.

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:41:00pm

re: #604 Belafon

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:41:58pm

hmmm

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:43:44pm

re: #613 The Ghost of a Flea

Worship is exactly right—why are there people evoking capitalism as though its a singular, whole-cloth construct? There are kinds of capitalism, details, individual theorists of capitalism that divvy and debate what it is.

What we’re watching with conservatives and reactionaries conjure with the word but it has no meaning.

When people ask me to describe my views on economics, I go something like this “Listen, some things I feel should always been run by the government i.e. the military, prisons, some things I think both the government and private sector can do i.e. housing, health care, infrastructure, and some I think that the private sector does best i.e. commercial goods and food. We have never ever been purely capitalist. Our whole debate throughout the centuries has been about whether we think government should be more or elss involved in the economy. It’s not socialist versus capitalism no matter what your stupid Capitalism is number one memes tell you nor your lefty buddy who tells you Capitalism is all evil and we need a Socialist revolution. Economics is a social science. It’s about people. So leave doctrinaire bullshit out of it and focus on solutions that benefit people and not just those that make you feel good in your ivory tower of socialism or capitalism.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:44:17pm

I mean, just the way that the concept of competition has been excised from how capitalism functions is suggestive of both bad faith and pseudointellectualism.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:45:20pm

re: #604 Belafon

Good follow-on … especially considering the arsenic water where I live, which is regulated and filtered by government regulation. No company would do that unless they were forced to do so.

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plansbandc  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:46:02pm

I’ve missed a ton of this thread so I don’t know if you all know that the District 2 race in New Mexico has gone to Xochitl Torres Small! Clean sweep for the Dems!!

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EPR-radar  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:46:41pm

re: #617 The Ghost of a Flea

I mean, just the way that the concept of competition has been excised from how capitalism functions is suggestive of both bad faith and pseudointellectualism.

Or an acknowledgement of reality. Any sufficiently large business entity seeks to make itself a monopoly, usually with considerable success.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:46:48pm

re: #617 The Ghost of a Flea

I mean, just the way that the concept of competition has been excised from how capitalism functions is suggestive of both bad faith and pseudointellectualism.

Funnily enough capitalism needs capitalism in the sense of competing ideas like socialism and others to keep it stronger. That’s why we beat the Soviets. We didn’t do it by being Laissez-Faire, we did it by understanding that there are aspects of Capitalism that make the world better and there are yes aspects of Socialism that do. We definitely were more capitalist than socialist I don’t deny that but we never were purely Capitalist and I think Smith were he here would be disgusted to seeing his system used as a means of impeding upward mobility.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:47:04pm

“President Trump has given the press more access than any President in history.”

LOfuckingL

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:47:10pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:47:11pm

re: #453 HappyWarrior

I know who he is. Man I can’t imagine that. On a neat side note, my Dad got to shake John Glenn’s hand. Was sad when I heard he had passed away. I know Glenn lived a long life but he’s just another icon from that era gone just like Neil and others.

Hell, I even knew it was supposed to be Valentin Bondarenko.

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:47:26pm

re: #618 Anymouse 🌹

Thanks. And I included this because, like Happy, I’m not against the free market. It has it’s role. Just not all the time:

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:48:03pm
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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:49:08pm

I also want to thank Pixar for the name Buy-N-Large.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:49:20pm

The irony of irony to me is seeing Von Mises style Capitalists and self described Communists approach the ecoomy the same way. Sorry your theories may sound good on paper but when there are problems, throw that shit out the window and get in the real world. One reason why Keynes resonated and still does with me is John Maynard Keynes was all about observable data. Von Mises and a lot of doctrinaire Marxists are the total opposite and that’s why both fail.

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Chrysicat  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:50:04pm

re: #625 Belafon

Thanks. And I included this because, like Happy, I’m not against the free market. It has it’s role. Just not all the time:

I have never seen someone so obsessed with the idea that everyone really already has perfect information, and all-powerful corporations won’t keep every bit of information that might keep their product from selling, secret.

How’d you get stuck with that glibertarian on your timeline anyway?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:50:34pm

re: #622 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOfuckingL

Do you have to lie about everything, Sarah? IT’s really pathetic. I mean fine tell us that Trump is accessable but don’t insult our intelligence with this whole he’s given more acess than any President than history when we all know that’s a load of crap bigger than your Dad’s after he eats all the fried food that rots his brain.

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lawhawk  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:53:45pm

re: #626 Single-handed sailor

Drunk History does that story justice….

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ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:54:16pm

re: #607 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh, lookie here:

Was that when she was used to replace the less than enthusiastic young guy at that one rally?

Some thought it was the same young woman that was flashing the signs just behind Kavanaugh at his hearing.

SSettes!

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:54:22pm

re: #474 Anymouse 🌹

In Washington, not Florida:

Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Having Sex With Dying Beaver While High On Methamphetamine (Goes to IFLScience, more at the link):

A: Thank you for not putting an extraneous “State” after “Washington.

2: That needs an “Eastern” in front of it.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:54:30pm

re: #625 Belafon

Thanks. And I included this because, like Happy, I’m not against the free market. It has it’s role. Just not all the time:

I’m going to steal your shoe example in a debate down the road :). I think it’s a great illustration of it. I explained it also like this to some libertarians I know who surprisingly were pretty understanding of this. I feel the government should give people a foundation. What we do with the specifics is up to us i.e. the schools we attend, jobs we do, etc but a simple foundation like education, health care, safety, etc shouldn’t be solely for profit. Obviously I’m not against private schools or private security companies but I don’t think if you can’t afford school, you should be deprived an education or if you can’t afford security, you should be at higher risk for crime.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:54:36pm

Well, the county canvassing board started meeting about an hour ago to look at provisional ballots and conduct the mandatory recount in my reëlection bid (difference of two votes).

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:55:14pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:56:17pm

BTW the best anti-communists in history IMO have been people who understood why Communism ahd appeal and why Capitalism has flaws.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:57:05pm

re: #620 EPR-radar

Or an acknowledgement of reality. Any sufficiently large business entity seeks to make itself a monopoly, usually with considerable success.

You don’t have faith in the so-called unregulated free market, where Umbrella Corporation is just a civic-minded group that would never push grandma in front of a bus to get her house to pave a parking lot?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:57:49pm

It’s fun to mock the self described Commnnist who uses an iPhone but it’s also fun to mock the self described uber Capitalist who loves the United States military and who attended a tax payer funded school.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:59:37pm

In a way I think this about the far left and right, the far left could benefit from seeing why people are skeptical of the government at times and the far right could do the same for business. Business and government can and do successfully co-exist. And you know what if we were truly honest with ourselves, we’d realize it’s always been that way.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 6:59:58pm

re: #639 HappyWarrior

It’s fun to mock the self described Commnnist who uses an iPhone but it’s also fun to mock the self described uber Capitalist who loves the United States military and who attended a tax payer funded school.

Yup. The military is the biggest socialistic organisation in the USA.

As for public schools, they’d love to privatise them. They already got their education, why should your grandkids get one?

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ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:00:51pm

re: #623 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ✔
@Green_Footballs
Wait. So Republicans elected a DEAD BROTHEL OWNER yesterday?

Such a perfect metaphor for the GOP, I can’t stand it.

Where does this fit in with the “dead girl or a live boy” election losing theory???

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:00:51pm

This guy’s kind of out there. I’m stopping after these because he’s just blind:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:01:01pm

re: #641 Anymouse 🌹

Yup. The military is the biggest socialistic organisation in the USA.

As for public schools, they’d love to privatise them. They already got their education, why should your grandkids get one?

The police are pretty socialistic too.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:01:45pm

re: #643 Belafon

This guy’s kind of out there. I’m stopping after these because he’s just blind:

This dude doesn’t understand how societies work.

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Kragar  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:02:06pm
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Jay C  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:02:13pm

re: #615 Backwoods_Sleuth

hmmm

Man, the AZ-SEN race is a hot mess: McSally has a 15,900-vote lead, with over 650,000 ballots uncounted!!! WTF? And they think it’s going to take 10 days or so to sort out?? I think the header on that Twitter thread says it all:
This
Is
Prickly.

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:02:28pm

re: #641 Anymouse 🌹

Yup. The military is the biggest socialistic organisation in the USA.

As for public schools, they’d love to privatise them. They already got their education, why should your grandkids get one?

It’s actually kind of funny about that. There are people that want to, for generally religious or “I don’t want to pay for your kids” but Texas and other states that have thought about using charter schools have gotten a big NO from rural citizens.

649
HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:02:51pm

re: #646 Kragar

So we now have an AG who has his job solely because he kissed Trump’s ass enough on TV. Well that’s depressing af.

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ipsos  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:02:54pm

re: #615 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve been telling you people that all day, and does anyone listen? ;)

My gut tells me Sinema takes the seat. That just leaves the Florida recount to determine whether it’s a 48-52 or 47-53 Senate.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:03:17pm

re: #515 Blind Frog Belly White

Shwett?

SHÜ-tuh.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:04:11pm

re: #648 Belafon

It’s actually kind of funny about that. There are people that want to, for generally religious or “I don’t want to pay for your kids” but Texas and other states that have thought about using charter schools have gotten a big NO from rural citizens.

For a long time when religious based schools were mostly a Catholic thing, conservative Protestants like the KKK championed public schools. They accused parochial schools of not teaching kids American values.

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:06:53pm

My thoughts, by the way, on Mueller. I am not someone who is counting on Mueller to bring Trump down. He might, but I don’t doubt it.

Instead, what we need to do is get prepared for 2020. After Christmas, Democrats need to find new candidates to run from the bottom to the top. We need to get people registered to vote. And we need to find a way to challenge the system in states like Georgia that provide three battery powered polling stations and places running out of ballots.

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ObserverArt  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:07:04pm

re: #649 HappyWarrior

So we now have an AG who has his job solely because he kissed Trump’s ass enough on TV. Well that’s depressing af.

He goes along with the new Supreme Court judge that was picked by Trump solely because he said he would both kiss and protect Trump’s ass. Also depressing as fuck.

655
Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:10:01pm

At Deadbart:

Marijuana Industry Gets High as Jeff Sessions Resigns.

656
HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:13:21pm

Before the New Deal and Progressive Era, the big debate in our country was over tariffs. The biggest supporters of tariffs? The industrial interests who were also fighting unionization in their companies.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:14:08pm

re: #648 Belafon

It’s actually kind of funny about that. There are people that want to, for generally religious or “I don’t want to pay for your kids” but Texas and other states that have thought about using charter schools have gotten a big NO from rural citizens.

Yup. Same here … something about no private schools of any sort in the rural areas of my state as well. Republicans floated the idea in the Unicameral a couple years ago, and after the whole phone network in Lincoln was jammed for about five days, they decided that wasn’t the hill they wanted to die on.

Education in general and teachers in particular are actually funded pretty well here.

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Belafon  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:16:25pm

re: #657 Anymouse 🌹

Yup. Same here … something about no private schools of any sort in the rural areas of my state as well. Republicans floated the idea in the Unicameral a couple years ago, and after the whole phone network in Lincoln was jammed for about five days, they decided that wasn’t the hill they wanted to die on.

Education in general and teachers in particular are actually funded pretty well here.

Part of the reason it failed in Texas is that, for many rural areas, the school system is the largest employer. Socialism at its best.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:17:43pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:19:32pm

re: #596 HappyWarrior

Yep, big pusher of the America First Movement if I remember my history.

Published a story about how US submarines were escaping Japanese depth charges because they set them to blow too shallow. The Japanese then changed their depth settings accordingly.

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jaunte  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:20:26pm

re: #566 Jay C

So how many does that make, now?
And I love it also for the fact that NM-2 will have a Congressperson named “Xochitl”..

We are all Xochitlists now.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:21:42pm

re: #660 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Published a story about how US submarines were escaping Japanese depth charges because they set them to blow too shallow. The Japanese then changed their depth settings accordingly.

Wow I did not know about that. What a dumkoff.

663
HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:27:33pm

re: #658 Belafon

Part of the reason it failed in Texas is that, for many rural areas, the school system is the largest employer. Socialism at its best.

Now it would be nice if those rural residents would realize that the same can apply to things like health care, housing, etc.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:28:50pm

re: #661 jaunte

We are all Xochitlists now.

Ba Dum Tss Sound Effect

665
Charles Johnson  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:29:51pm
666
Single-handed sailor  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:31:55pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:35:05pm

re: #643 Belafon

This guy’s kind of out there. I’m stopping after these because he’s just blind:

Does this idiot not even know that Flint water was poisoned by Ayn Randian Republicans who thought they could save a buck by switching the water system?

Um yeah I’m sure he does not know that little fact.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:35:32pm
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MsJ  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:35:34pm

re: #555 HappyWarrior

They had Limbaugh on Armed Forces radio too didn’t they? I have no idea what genius came up with that idea.

A propaganda machine doesn’t build itself.

670
The Vicious Babushka  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:36:37pm

OK this week’s “South Park” episode was basically a commercial for “Red Dead Redemption II” which also happens to advertise on Comedy Central. There’s your “free market” in action.

671
Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:36:38pm

On top of The Blaze right now:

Tucker Carlson targeted for harassment by left-wing group that went after Ted Cruz and his wife

672
HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:38:09pm

re: #671 Anymouse 🌹

On top of The Blaze right now:

Tucker Carlson targeted for harassment by left-wing group that went after Ted Cruz and his wife

You know who also went after Ted Cruz and Ted Cruz’s wife? Donald Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:39:07pm

Maybe Tucker shouldn’t be a fucking racist asshole and go out to eat in places like Washington D.C. and NYC that are full of diversity. He’s free to say what bigoted crap he wants without government punishment but he’s not free to have no consequences at all for being a racist prick.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:39:07pm

re: #667 The Vicious Babushka

Does this idiot not even know that Flint water was poisoned by Ayn Randian Republicans who thought they could save a buck by switching the water system?

Um yeah I’m sure he does not know that little fact.

The Free Market (tm) can’t fail, it can only be failed. Where have I heard a construction like that before?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:41:08pm

re: #674 Anymouse 🌹

The Free Market (tm) can’t fail, it can only be failed. Where have I heard a construction like that before?

As I said this guy is the natural consequence of the stupid capitalism worship memes I saw my conservative friend post in teh past. It’s okay to think capitalism is a good economic system. I happen to agree more than I don’t but where I don’t agree is that it’s without flaws. If it didn’t have flaws, our grandparents would have never gotten the GI Bill in WWII and I for one am grateful that the GI Bill existed to give my grandfather a trade school education he never would have been able to afford as a the poor son of a coal miner in a big family.

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TedStriker  Nov 7, 2018 • 7:51:27pm

re: #665 Charles Johnson

It served its purpose to gin up enough GOP voters to blunt the Dem gains where they could, therefore it can be put to pasture…until Trump needs that boogeyman again, which will be soon enough.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 7, 2018 • 8:00:15pm

re: #670 The Vicious Babushka

OK this week’s “South Park” episode was basically a commercial for “Red Dead Redemption II” which also happens to advertise on Comedy Central. There’s your “free market” in action.

I remember when Disney bought ABC. Every ABC show had to have an episode that went to Disneyland/world.

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ckkatz  Nov 7, 2018 • 8:07:25pm

re: #642 ObserverArt

Where does this fit in with the “dead girl or a live boy” election losing theory???

It does appear that yesterday the Republicans sewed up the indicted-American and dead pimp groups. (And yes, Hof wrote an autobiography titled “,” The Art of the Pimp )

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Odie Hugh Manatee  Nov 8, 2018 • 12:26:20am

re: #674 Anymouse 🌹

The idiot is spelling “You’re” as “your”… give it up, you can’t penetrate stupid. Too many idiots like to show us all what geniuses they are via their misspelling, bad grammar and alternative facts. They aren’t going to listen to you because they already know everything there is to know.

It would be more productive to state your case to a brick.


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