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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 10:37:38am

re: #447 goddamnedfrank

Trump is probably right to be suspicious of Pence’s loyalty, I still think Pence wrote the anonymous NYT op-ed.

We need people to keep feeding this suspicion to Trump so that Trump tries to fire Pence and finds out he can’t…

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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 10:38:49am
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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 10:40:02am
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lawhawk  Nov 16, 2018 • 10:41:02am

Downward spiral you say?

The Downward Spiral

Trump is a mess, and his fragile mental state is 25A territory and has been since day one.

It was always projection like IMAX when he claimed Hillary was the fragile and emotional one. Trump’s the one who is prone to outbursts, fact-free tirades, obfuscation, lying, and paranoia.

None of this bodes well for American policy and national security.

Russia is exploiting this every way imaginable. China too.

And we’ve got a complicit and compromised GOP looking askance or outright assisting foreign powers undermine our government.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 16, 2018 • 10:42:15am

A little known but very important victory in Texas. We are advancing steadily northward, like the Caravan of Doom. Note that there were ZERO Republican gains.

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 10:43:20am

re: #1 freetoken

We need people to keep feeding this suspicion to Trump so that Trump tries to fire Pence and finds out he can’t…

A potential 2020 floor fight at the GOP convention for Vice President would be amazing. I could see someone nominating Pence, I could see Trump picking someone who has shown sufficient loyalty since 2016 (like Butters), I could even possibly see a Never Trumper nomination (especially if there’s a challenger that wins some delegates).

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 10:45:48am

re: #2 Kragar

POTUS says the WH is “writing up rules and regulations” for the press. When pushed what he means by that he said: “Decorum. You have to practice decorum.”

knowing this lot, whatever they write is gonna get challenged

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Belafon  Nov 16, 2018 • 10:47:38am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Not on my birthday they can’t.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 10:47:54am

THIS GUY

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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 10:49:34am

re: #7 dangerman

knowing this lot, whatever they write is gonna get challenged

Yup.

“So section 3, where reporters are supposed to start all questions to Trump with ‘OH MOST LUSTROUS POTENTATE, MASTER OF ALL HE SURVEYS’…”

“Yes, what seems to be the problem?”

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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:04:07am
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:06:45am

re: #10 Kragar

Yup.

“So section 3, where reporters are supposed to start all questions to Trump with ‘OH MOST LUSTROUS POTENTATE, MASTER OF ALL HE SURVEYS’…

“Yes, what seems to be the problem?”

Why do I flash on “Dregs and Vestiges” from ancient Saturday Night Live?

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MsJ  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:10:13am

re: #9 Charles Johnson

THIS GUY

That entire thread is a national embarrassment.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:10:33am

I saw some Republican woman writing that there’s “an enormous pool of untapped talent among women on the right”, and I wanted to point out that the problem for Republicans WRT women voters is that when most Republican men read “untapped”, they think, “Yeah, I’d tap that.”

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EPR-radar  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:18:29am

re: #10 Kragar

Yup.

“So section 3, where reporters are supposed to start all questions to Trump with ‘OH MOST LUSTROUS POTENTATE, MASTER OF ALL HE SURVEYS’…”

“Yes, what seems to be the problem?”

Trump’s marginal comments on that would be very entertaining to read. “Too bland. Reporters should have to perform a triple kowtow and start all questions with “MASTER OF ALL MASTERS, GOD AMONG MEN, WOULD THE AWESOME ROYAL GLORY AND DIVINE PRESENCE …”“

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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:22:22am

re: #15 EPR-radar

Trump’s marginal comments on that would be very entertaining to read. “Too bland. Reporters should have to perform a triple kowtow and start all questions with “MASTER OF ALL MASTERS, GOD AMONG MEN, WOULD THE AWESOME ROYAL GLORY AND DIVINE PRESENCE …”“

“Make sure you note that the reporters are expected to scourge themselves with a barbed whip the whole time they ask their question.”

“Will we be providing the whips?”

“Don’t be stupid. They’ll need to bring their own.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:23:22am

pathetic

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:23:56am

So this is interesting, Pelosi met with Marcia Fudge about the Speakership election:

Following the meeting, Fudge told reporters that Pelosi did not ask her specifically ask her not to run. Pelosi did ask what Fudge would need in order to support her bid, though. Fudge said she wanted to know about succession planning and being a more inclusive caucus.

“I’d like to know what her plans are. She did not share them with me. But it is something that our caucus is interested in knowing,” Fudge said. “I think the biggest issue we discussed was the feeling within the caucus who are feeling left out and left behind.”

She said she intends to keep in touch with Pelosi in the coming days, specifically “exchanging information” over her desire for a succession plan over the next week on that.

Fudge said if Pelosi pledged to serve only one more term as speaker that would satisfy her concerns.

“Absolutely. No question about it,” Fudge said.

I suspect when the vote for Speaker comes around, Pelosi is going to hold the caucus.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:24:31am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:24:37am

re: #16 Kragar

“Make sure you note that the reporters are expected to scourge themselves with a barbed whip the whole time they ask their question.”

“Will we be providing the whips?”

“Don’t be stupid. They’ll need to bring their own.”

I assume the “standards” and “rules” will just consist of a list of pre-approved questions, which must be asked reverently and in the exact wording as provided by the WH.

Not sure if /

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Sir John Barron  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:25:57am

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

pathetic

Some people just look for any opportunity to embarrass themselves further.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:27:37am

re: #16 Kragar

“Make sure you note that the reporters are expected to scourge themselves with a barbed whip the whole time they ask their question.”

“Will we be providing the whips?”

“Don’t be stupid. They’ll need to bring their own.”

The list will include that the WH will require that all questions be submitted in advance and approved and that any reporter who diverges from the approved question has violated the terms of the agreement and can be forcibly expelled.

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Weaselone  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:28:09am

re: #21 Sir John Barron

Some people just look for any opportunity to embarrass themselves further.

Nah. If they wanted to embarrass themselves, they would have had the sessions publicly instead of subpoenaing them to appear privately.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:29:10am

re: #14 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw some Republican woman writing that there’s “an enormous pool of untapped talent among women on the right”, and I wanted to point out that the problem for Republicans WRT women voters is that when most Republican men read “untapped”, they think, “Yeah, I’d tap that.”

That’s for sure. The Democrats will have 104 women in the new Congress; the GOP 19.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:29:18am

re: #20 Sir John Barron

I assume the “standards” and “rules” will just consist of a list of pre-approved questions, which must be asked reverently and in the exact wording as provided by the WH.

Not sure if /

You posted first!! That’s what happens because I always take way too long to type my comment.

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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:29:32am

re: #22 Hecuba’s daughter

The list will include that the WH will require that all questions be submitted in advance and approved and that any reporter who diverges from the approved question has violated the terms of the agreement and can be forcibly expelled.

In order to save everyone a lot of time, the WH will provide a list of approved question at the beginning of each event

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:29:44am

re: #9 Charles Johnson

THIS GUY

Scalia having lots of sex?

Not enough brain-bleach in the world, sir.

I’m off to stick my head into a woodchipper.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:29:57am

re: #23 Weaselone

Nah. If they wanted to embarrass themselves, they would have had the sessions publicly instead of subpoenaing them to appear privately.

Yes privately, so they can leak stuff afterwards, complain that the media isn’t accurately covering GOP investigations that aren’t public to begin with, and to further complain about how the DOJ and FBI need to be purged, etc.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:31:05am
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:32:18am

re: #24 Big Beautiful Door

That’s for sure. The Democrats will have 104 women in the new Congress; the GOP 19.

Some of that does reflect that the Democratic candidate defeated the female Republican contender.

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:32:43am
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Sir John Barron  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:33:09am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

I imagine a pro “tacky sex jokes by WH OK at Medal of Freedom ceremonies” will be up at The Federalist website by the end of the day.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:33:25am

re: #15 EPR-radar

Just paged the stories coming out about how even Herr Drumpf is getting nauseated by the shameless ball-licking he gets every night from Hannity (and the rest of the Fox crew).

At some level, he has to know that all the groveling and flattery are empty. That the words of the people that matter, of serious people like the New York Times and CNN, are withheld.

If you want to unpack the psychology of this, it leads back to Fred Trump and his horror-show mommy withholding all love and emotional support from him a a boy.

The defiant oppositional syndrome he developed then - of acting like a bad boy to get their attention, which was the closest thing he ever felt to love, are now playing out on an international stage.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:33:39am

re: #30 Hecuba’s daughter

Some of that does reflect that the Democratic candidate defeated the female Republican contender.

Yes, but there were Democratic women who ran and lost as well.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:34:21am
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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:35:47am

re: #35 Charles Johnson

Reminds me of that Anatole France quote:
“In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread.”

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Sir John Barron  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:37:26am

re: #35 Charles Johnson

As Reagan said, unlike other nations, “Anybody from any corner of the world can come to America to live & become an American”

Is that a joke?

Either Rubio is trolling 45 or he’s trolling all the rest of us.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:38:50am

re: #18 KGxvi

Fudge said if Pelosi pledged to serve only one more term as speaker that would satisfy her concerns.

Pelosi is a very good and effective Speaker. Why should she, or anyone, give a shit about Fudge’s “concerns?” Why is Pelosi obligated to pledge anything to her?
I suspect her main “concern” is that she won’t be Speaker. My main concern is that putting a newbie in, especially with a hostile GOP Senate and a lunatic president, would be a fucking disaster.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:38:57am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

tacky sex jokes at a Medal of Freedom ceremony.

White Trash gonna be garbage people.

Most dignified ceremony they’ve ever been at was probably a dirt-track race, on wet t-shirt night.

Of course they see nothing wrong with making crude, “Dur hurr hurr” comments at what is supposed to be a ceremony for the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a civilian. In fact, doing that is the kind of thing that gets high-fives from the beef-necked dimwits wearing Confederate flag t-shirts, and the chain-smoking, hoarse-voiced Lot Lizards that are the core constituency here.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:40:28am

re: #39 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

White Trash gonna be garbage people.

Most dignified ceremony they’ve ever been at was probably a dirt-track race, on wet t-shirt night.

Of course they see nothing wrong with making crude, “Dur hurr hurr” comments at what is supposed to be a ceremony for the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a civilian. In fact, doing that is the kind of thing that gets high-fives from the beef-necked dimwits wearing Confederate flag t-shirts, and the chain-smoking, hoarse-voiced Lot Lizards that are the core constituency here.

Can’t wait till the “tacky sex jokes are cool just to own the libs” panel at the next Values Voters Summit.

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Belafon  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:41:05am

re: #37 Sir John Barron

Is that a joke?

Either Rubio is trolling 45 or he’s trolling all the rest of us.

Nope. Rubio think’s he’s being smrt.

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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:43:55am
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:45:14am

re: #37 Sir John Barron

Is that a joke?

Either Rubio is trolling 45 or he’s trolling all the rest of us.

Rubio is trolling all of us. Either that, or he is as ignorant and lazy as Trump. The 2016 fact check score card shows that he was more honest than the average Republican candidate, but less honest than Bush, Kasich, or Christie.

ritholtz.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:45:51am
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MsJ  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:47:29am

re: #28 Sir John Barron

Yes privately, so they can leak stuff afterwards, complain that the media isn’t accurately covering GOP investigations that aren’t public to begin with, and to further complain about how the DOJ and FBI need to be purged, etc.

No way will either allow a behind-doors session because they know just that.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:48:04am
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lawhawk  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:49:48am

re: #38 Jebediah, RBG

Pelosi is a very good and effective Speaker. Why should she, or anyone, give a shit about Fudge’s “concerns?” Why is Pelosi obligated to pledge anything to her?
I suspect her main “concern” is that she won’t be Speaker. My main concern is that putting a newbie in, especially with a hostile GOP Senate and a lunatic president, would be a fucking disaster.

Pelosi’s an effective party leader and speaker precisely because she appears to take the concerns of the caucus into account.

She knows that there’s factions that want her to move all the way to the left, while most of the party is still more centrist. She can accommodate both by appearing open to various moves, wink/nod to the kabuki play with AOC for instance, and still round up all the votes needed to be named Speaker (and I’m thinking that she’s done the numbers = if there’s 235 Democrats, she’ll have more than 220 locked up backing her).

There wont be a newbie in the Speaker. She might assign one or more of the so-called anti-Pelosi folks to a position in the caucus. Or, she’ll nod sagely and then let them carry on knowing that the party will continue moving ahead and that some members need to act “independent” to remain in office, all while voting with the caucus nearly all the time.

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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:49:52am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:52:05am

first a riverboat goes adrift near the bridge and now this; not a good infrastructure day in Greater Cincinnati:

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gwangung  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:53:31am

re: #47 lawhawk

Pelosi’s an effective party leader and speaker precisely because she appears to take the concerns of the caucus into account.

She knows that there’s factions that want her to move all the way to the left, while most of the party is still more centrist. She can accommodate both by appearing open to various moves, wink/nod to the kabuki play with AOC for instance, and still round up all the votes needed to be named Speaker (and I’m thinking that she’s done the numbers = if there’s 235 Democrats, she’ll have more than 220 locked up backing her).

There wont be a newbie in the Speaker. She might assign one or more of the so-called anti-Pelosi folks to a position in the caucus. Or, she’ll nod sagely and then let them carry on knowing that the party will continue moving ahead and that some members need to act “independent” to remain in office, all while voting with the caucus nearly all the time.

Well, the agreement last night with Rep. Pryapal didnt hurt….that sure as hell seemed to me that she was building a bench while giving some big juicy assignments to her left flank…something a smart leader does, given the election results….

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lawhawk  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:53:34am

re: #48 freetoken

Missing the point entirely.

Elections aren’t the same as a goddamned lottery. There are absentee/mail ins that have to be counted. There are differences in how the ballots are designed from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

With Powerball/Megamillions, they might be able to tell you if a winning ticket was sold within a few hours, but not where. That’s because they all have consistent datasets that are fed into a central computer.

With elections, you have ballots that have to be counted, which is the initial count that starts election night. Then there are the absentees.

And if the numbers are close, you get recounts - automatic machine or hand, depending on the margins.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:53:50am

re: #46 Charles Johnson

“epic victory”

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Sir John Barron  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:54:58am

re: #46 Charles Johnson

The Fake News Media only wants to speak of the House, where the Midterm results were better than other sitting Presidents.

Yeah, can’t believe the fake news media won’t talk about this and only wants to talk about the change in party control of the House.

/

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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:55:18am

re: #51 lawhawk

The tweeter “Bullwinkle” is just another hate-right parrot.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:56:00am

re: #38 Jebediah, RBG

Pelosi is a very good and effective Speaker. Why should she, or anyone, give a shit about Fudge’s “concerns?” Why is Pelosi obligated to pledge anything to her?
I suspect her main “concern” is that she won’t be Speaker. My main concern is that putting a newbie in, especially with a hostile GOP Senate and a lunatic president, would be a fucking disaster.

I don’t have a problem with Pelosi pledging to only hold the Speakership for 2 years. She’ll be 80 at the end of it, and really, it’ll be time for new leadership.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:57:40am

re: #50 gwangung

Well, the agreement last night with Rep. Pryapal didnt hurt….that sure as hell seemed to me that she was building a bench while giving some big juicy assignments to her left flank…something a smart leader does, given the election results….

Assuming you mean Rep. Jayapal (WA-7), what did they agree on?

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lawhawk  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:58:45am

re: #46 Charles Johnson

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 11:59:12am
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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:00:37pm

re: #47 lawhawk

I’m sure you are completely correct, and I don’t want to second guess a politician as experienced as Nancy Pelosi. I am sure she is doing the right thing.
But the idea of “Hi! I am new here! You better satisfy my demands!” rubbed me the wrongest way, enough that I did not take into account the need for various constituent-satisfying displays.
“Get rid of Pelosi! New blood!” usually does makes me see red!

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:01:50pm

re: #59 Jebediah, RBG


“Get rid of Pelosi! New blood!” usually does makes me see red!

You and me both!

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lawhawk  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:03:53pm

re: #59 Jebediah, RBG

I’ve seen these kinds of things up close, and yeah the first inclination is to say screw ‘em, but that has to be tempered by the fact that you might still need them down the road (3d chess) to act on your behalf, and you can use them to float positions you couldn’t officially take until you’ve got the caucus on board.

Where it gets out of hand is when the speaker fails to rein in those moves, as what happened with both Boehner and Ryan, and it showed that both were complicit with the Tea Party extremists and their regressive agenda. They let the fringe take over.

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gwangung  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:04:12pm

re: #56 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Assuming you mean Rep. Jayapal (WA-7), what did they agree on?

(Oh, hell, it’s my Rep, and I couldn’t recall her name).

Reps Jayapal and Pocan issued a statement last night that Pelosi has agreed to place Progressive Caucus members on all the major committees, including all the newly elected folks.

Jayapal is pretty damn progressive, and if she’s happy so far, then it looks like Pelosi’s doing what she should be with the progressive wing of the Democrats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:04:21pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:05:07pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

You’re an idiot Marco. Please stop trying to sound smart when you’re really not.

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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:05:12pm

We knew that stupid idea had to be vomited from on high:

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:06:18pm

re: #61 lawhawk

To be honest, my knee-jerk reaction was probably partially due to some family kerfufflage that has me stressed and angry. (Combined with being a Pelosi fan)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:07:26pm

my shocked face…

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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:08:19pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:09:41pm

re: #43 Hecuba’s daughter

Rubio is trolling all of us. Either that, or he is as ignorant and lazy as Trump. The 2016 fact check score card shows that he was more honest than the average Republican candidate, but less honest than Bush, Kasich, or Christie.

ritholtz.com

He is as ignorant as Trump. He may not be as bad as Trump is but he’s still a sleazy asshole who loves to brag about being the child of Cuban immigrants one minute and the next has no problem with Trump getting rid of the same birthright citizen law that allowed him to assimilate so quickly into this country. It’s a profoundly stupid thing to say what he said.

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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:11:31pm

The minions of the mendacious are many:

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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:13:41pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:15:07pm

re: #62 gwangung

(Oh, hell, it’s my Rep, and I couldn’t recall her name).

Reps Jayapal and Pocan issued a statement last night that Pelosi has agreed to place Progressive Caucus members on all the major committees, including all the newly elected folks.

Jayapal is pretty damn progressive, and if she’s happy so far, then it looks like Pelosi’s doing what she should be with the progressive wing of the Democrats.

You’re forgiven. After living in the 1st District for 61 years, I’ll never get used to it being the 7th now. (Why?) Of course, I live in the 9th now, so I don’t have to remember it….

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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:15:51pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:18:42pm

Guess who he can’t fire?

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:19:31pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:20:10pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

Only in Trump world is a gain of two seats an “Epic victory”

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:21:53pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

Rubio, like a lot of second generation Americans, wants to desperately believe they aren’t the victims of racism or racist policies. And it’s something that’s incredibly prevalent among Cuban Americans in my personal experience.

And I do agree with him about the idea that American isn’t a race. But, as he often does, he’s missing not just the larger point, but several smaller points along the way.

Nationalism of any sort is a bad thing. It creates an us vs them mentality among its adherents, and us vs them always leads to a narrow definition of “us” and a broad definition of “them.” So American nationalists become white nationalists because the “us” doesn’t include the Jewish family at the end of the street, or the black family around the corner, or the Latino family that runs the local gas station.

In order to believe that America is more than a place, more than a people; in order to believe that to be an American can mean anyone from anywhere can join this grand experiment, you have to reject nationalism. You have to embrace, at least the larger ideals of, multiculturalism and the reality that this nation is made better by more diverse voices and experiences. Nationalism cannot survive different voices or different religions, it cannot survive the universality of the promises made in the Declaration of Independence and ratified not just in the Bill of Rights but through Civil War and the Civil Rights Amendments and the Civil Rights Movements we have seen since. Because ultimately, nationalism is a theory of politics based on the exclusionary values of racism.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:23:39pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

Only in Trump world is a gain of two seats an “Epic victory”

In a year where the Senate map was extremely favorable to him too.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:24:11pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:24:37pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

IIRC, the second season of “House Of Cards” revolved around Frank Underwood and Raymond Tusk each trying to be the last person to talk to the extraordinarily weak-willed President before he had to decide something.

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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:25:05pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:25:12pm

re: #76 Eclectic Cyborg

Only in Trump world is a gain of two seats an “Epic victory”

It WAS an epic victory. Just, not for him. For us.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:26:32pm

re: #79 Charles Johnson

And by the way, most of the forests in California are under federal management, not that it matters to the Crackpot in Chief.

Don’t remind him—he’ll order them all to be clearcut.

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Belafon  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:26:32pm

re: #46 Charles Johnson

“But, mom, you’re not focusing on the fact that I got 6 right!”
“Out of 20!”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:27:21pm

re: #81 Kragar

And they let anyone buy as many lottery tickets as they want, with no ID, no proof of citizenship, no proof of residency, and no requirement to ‘go out to the car, put on a hat, change your shirt, and go back in’ and buy more tickets.

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:29:00pm

re: #79 Charles Johnson

It’s also worth mentioning that these aren’t really wildfires. The Camp Fire was likely caused by a downed power line. And one of the one’s in Southern California was likely caused by a malfunction at an Edison substation.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:31:47pm
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Belafon  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:31:51pm

re: #65 freetoken

We knew that stupid idea had to be vomited from on high:

Yes, actually. A winner in a lotter isn’t determined by who accumulated the most numbers. It’s a does it match thing.

“It’s easy for the water company to send me a monthly bill, so why is it so hard to put out the California fires?”

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Mike Lamb  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:32:59pm

This Lottery thing is stupid even for these mouth breathing idiots.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:34:27pm

anre: #14 Blind Frog Belly White

I saw some Republican woman writing that there’s “an enormous pool of untapped talent among women on the right”, and I wanted to point out that the problem for Republicans WRT women voters is that when most Republican men read “untapped”, they think, “Yeah, I’d tap that.”

arent they listed in a binder somewhere?

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:35:02pm

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ✔
@Green_Footballs
Now hearing from Trump cultists who think it’s perfectly fine to make tacky sex jokes at a Medal of Freedom ceremony.

82:30 PM - Nov 16, 2018

Well, Michelle Obama had bare arms!!!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:36:10pm

I wonder how Scalia’s widow feels about Trump’s “joke.”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:36:58pm

re: #87 Charles Johnson

Man Nearly a decade later that is prophetic.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:37:28pm

re: #35 Charles Johnson

American Nationalism isn’t racial nationalism b/c American isn’t a race.

As Reagan said, unlike other nations, “Anybody from any corner of the world can come to America to live & become an American”

Our identity is belief that all people are created equal,with God given rights

so marco, you’re admitting that dreamers, refugees seeking asylum, etc who want to live ‘the american way’ arent a threat

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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:40:08pm

re: #94 dangerman

so marco, you’re admitting that dreamers, refugees seeking asylum, etc who want to live ‘the american way’ arent a threat

Nah he’ll just give you some tongue tied bs.

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:41:20pm

Just a reminder, capitalism is not broken:

Sears is seeking court approval to pay executives as much as $19 million in quarterly bonuses while the company struggles to restructure in bankruptcy.

Three top executives could get nearly $1 million each if the company goes out of business. If Sears remains in business, they could get nearly $500,000 each for hitting the top performance targets.

The idea that nobody there thought “this might not look good” is a reminder why a lot of people don’t really like big businesses. The MBA generation done fucked shit up good.

97
dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:41:43pm

re: #48 freetoken

“over 300 million tickets” - false. In most draws there are far, far fewer tickets sold.

And the reason it only takes a few hours to figure out if there is a jackpot winner is because the tickets are recorded as they are bought.

- no id necessary
- sales locations virtually anywhere - convenience stores, gas stations
- and it’s the winner’s responsibility to claim the prize. lottery dont care if an actual winner doesnt come forward

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:42:22pm

Yow.

99
Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:42:28pm

Jacob Wohl is the Dinesh D’Souza of Chuck C Johnsons.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:42:30pm

re: #96 KGxvi

Just a reminder, capitalism is not broken:

The idea that nobody there thought “this might not look good” is a reminder why a lot of people don’t really like big businesses. The MBA generation done fucked shit up good.

I was literally just talking about that. And people wonder why self described socialists exist.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:42:30pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

first a riverboat goes adrift near the bridge and now this; not a good infrastructure day in Greater Cincinnati:

so a road fell on a road?

102
Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:43:26pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

Yow.

The precision work is cool, but that design doesn nothing for me.

103
lawhawk  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:43:36pm

re: #96 KGxvi

Related:

Companies are in the midst of laying off thousands all while giving billions of dollars to stockholders via buybacks and reverse splits. All the tax scam did was incentivize even more redistribution of wealth to millionaires while everyone else stagnates.

And where there are wage gains, it’s because the wealthy are seeing the biggest gains, while everyone else lags badly.

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:45:07pm

re: #47 lawhawk

Pelosi’s an effective party leader and speaker precisely because she appears to take the concerns of the caucus into account.

She knows that there’s factions that want her to move all the way to the left, while most of the party is still more centrist. She can accommodate both by appearing open to various moves, wink/nod to the kabuki play with AOC for instance, and still round up all the votes needed to be named Speaker (and I’m thinking that she’s done the numbers = if there’s 235 Democrats, she’ll have more than 220 locked up backing her).

There wont be a newbie in the Speaker. She might assign one or more of the so-called anti-Pelosi folks to a position in the caucus. Or, she’ll nod sagely and then let them carry on knowing that the party will continue moving ahead and that some members need to act “independent” to remain in office, all while voting with the caucus nearly all the time.

And if they don’t get in line she can talk about the money she raises for campaigns and how candidates she doesn’t pay attention to do not fair so well.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:45:51pm

re: #103 lawhawk

Related:

Companies are in the midst of laying off thousands all while giving billions of dollars to stockholders via buybacks and reverse splits. All the tax scam did was incentivize even more redistribution of wealth to millionaires while everyone else stagnates.

And where there are wage gains, it’s because the wealthy are seeing the biggest gains, while everyone else lags badly.

Trickle down economics simply does not work.

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Weaselone  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:46:12pm

re: #102 Eclectic Cyborg

The precision work is cool, but that design doesn nothing for me.

The band looks OK, but the top is iFugly

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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:47:10pm
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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:47:33pm

re: #106 Weaselone

The band looks OK, but the top is iFugly

I imagine it would be a bitch to resize.
/

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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:49:07pm

re: #107 Kragar

Yeah whatever liar. You were raging on Twitter.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:49:20pm
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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:49:43pm

re: #78 HappyWarrior

In a year where the Senate map was extremely favorable to him too.

i had a client come in once and say “i did great, i made a million dollars last year”

i said with your target market, you should have made 4, so to me it looks like you lost 3.

…but my bank account has a million dollars in it
(but it should have 4)
he never understood

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lawhawk  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:50:34pm

re: #107 Kragar

Calls?

You know… someone can subpoena to see if there were calls actually made.

Much more likely, it meant crimping on his Twitter or Fox time.

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Weaselone  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:52:28pm

re: #108 Kragar

I imagine it would be a bitch to resize.
/

Nah. It’s an Apple product, so in a couple of months, they’ll probably release some all diamond iNserts that cost 3 to 4 times whatever the ring ends up being auctioned for.

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:52:59pm

re: #112 lawhawk

Calls?

You know… someone can subpoena to see if there were calls actually made.

Much more likely, it meant crimping on his Twitter or Fox time.

Calls. Because that’s what powerful businessmen and leaders of nations do, they make calls. They have your people call their people. It makes them look busy and leadery.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:53:21pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

Yow.

An all-diamond ring designed by Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, and industrial designer Marc Newson will be auctioned next month. The diamond has 2,000-3,000 facets, a number that Sotheby’s says has never been seen before in a single piece.

a bit gaudy for my taste

//

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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:53:23pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

Pity the jeweler who is asked to resize that ring.

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Belafon  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:54:12pm

re: #116 freetoken

Pity the jeweler who is asked to resize that ring.

I’m pretty sure the buyer will just resize the wearer.

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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:54:18pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:54:38pm

re: #102 Eclectic Cyborg

The precision work is cool, but that design doesn nothing for me.

Jony Ive strikes again. That’s why I have xRevert to restore my Mac’s pre-Yosemite appearance.

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:54:50pm

re: #118 Kragar

Lame Turtle Presidency, you mean.

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:54:52pm

re: #86 KGxvi

It’s also worth mentioning that these aren’t really wildfires. The Camp Fire was likely caused by a downed power line. And one of the one’s in Southern California was likely caused by a malfunction at an Edison substation.

Is how they started a factor in whether they are wildfires or not?

I thought once they are beyond managing and become out of control they are wild fires?

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:56:02pm

re: #107 Kragar

Trump on going to Arlington National Cemetery on Veteran’s Day:

“I should have done that,” but says he was busy.

iirc, trump spent that day with his lawyers going over the mueller answers
he tweeted about it
it was in the news

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lawhawk  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:56:27pm

re: #118 Kragar

Despite bipartisan approval and need, McConnell is spiking this too.

He is evil.

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:56:37pm

re: #121 ObserverArt

Is how they started a factor in whether they are wildfires or not?

I thought once they are beyond managing and become out of control they are wild fires?

I see wildfires and forest fires as the same, meaning they’re not really in populated areas. But I may be misapplying terms.

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 12:57:49pm

re: #123 lawhawk

Despite bipartisan approval and need, McConnell is spiking this too.

He is evil.

At what point to Republican Senate caucus members begin to consider the idea that McConnell might not be doing things that are in their best long term interests?

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lawhawk  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:00:22pm

re: #125 KGxvi

They wont, because he’s too busy packing the courts with their approved right wing extremists to care. Even if they lose in 2020, they’ll have decades to influence court rulings and potentially overturn key decisions re: civil/voting rights, abortion, birth control, etc.

They can legislate from the bench, knowing that the actual legislature is a clusterfuck of right wing know-nothings who can’t do their jobs, but can obstruct actual legislation and progress all too easily.

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:03:18pm

So, I just flipped on Nicole and there is Trumpy saying he gave Mueller “very good answers.”

Yeah…are they good enough to sink your fat butt?

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:03:28pm

re: #126 lawhawk

They wont, because he’s too busy packing the courts with their approved right wing extremists to care. Even if they lose in 2020, they’ll have decades to influence court rulings and potentially overturn key decisions re: civil/voting rights, abortion, birth control, etc.

They can legislate from the bench, knowing that the actual legislature is a clusterfuck of right wing know-nothings who can’t do their jobs, but can obstruct actual legislation and progress all too easily.

But any leader would be packing the courts, that’s part of the Senate majority leader’s job when they’re the same party as the president. Why not try getting a leader that can accomplish something that any other breathing human being would be able to do?

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:03:54pm
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fern01  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:07:05pm

re: #1 freetoken

We need people to keep feeding this suspicion to Trump so that Trump tries to fire Pence and finds out he can’t…

Pence just flew into Australia - was referred to as

One of the world’s most powerful men, US Vice-President Mike Pence

by the Oz press

Acting above his station - or what does he know about trump?

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Belafon  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:07:35pm

re: #129 Charles Johnson

Maybe they could apply that ability to the president.

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:10:29pm

Does anyone else get the feeling all the attention on who won control of the House became such big news it shows that most people never had any freaking idea on how House races were tabulated and how long it takes?

I don’t think people are aware that counts taking days or more is not unusual. It is just the first time they were so into knowing the winners and losers the night of the election they freaked out the counts are taking some time.

And of course, our fantastic media never informs anyone as to whether this is usual or not.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:13:11pm

re: #126 lawhawk

They wont, because he’s too busy packing the courts with their approved right wing extremists to care. Even if they lose in 2020, they’ll have decades to influence court rulings and potentially overturn key decisions re: civil/voting rights, abortion, birth control, etc.

They can legislate from the bench, knowing that the actual legislature is a clusterfuck of right wing know-nothings who can’t do their jobs, but can obstruct actual legislation and progress all too easily.

wait… i thought they hated that
//////

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:13:52pm

re: #132 ObserverArt

Does anyone else get the feeling all the attention on who won control of the House became such big news it shows that most people never had any freaking idea on how House races were tabulated and how long it takes?

I don’t think people are aware that counts taking days or more is not unusual. It is just the first time they were so into knowing the winners and losers the night of the election they freaked out the counts are taking some time.

And of course, our fantastic media never informs anyone as to whether this is usual or not.

I think it’s just that usually “close races” means a couple of percentage points. Not “this race was decided by 438 votes out of 200,000 cast”.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:15:51pm
136
Hecuba's daughter  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:16:33pm

re: #134 KGxvi

I think it’s just that usually “close races” means a couple of percentage points. Not “this race was decided by 438 votes out of 200,000 cast”.

A lot more of mail ballots and provisional ballots. That has to significantly slow down the counting.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:17:18pm

Why again? I know the real reason. This award which held dignity my whole life now is forever stained.

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:19:13pm

This is horrible, the number of missing has tripled.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:19:58pm

re: #134 KGxvi

I think it’s just that usually “close races” means a couple of percentage points. Not “this race was decided by 438 votes out of 200,000 cast”.

in general the margin of victory was greater than the margin of error
at least it appeared that way to the public

that isnt the case more and more often so theyve started playing the refs and the system and …..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:24:21pm

re: #122 dangerman

iirc, trump spent that day with his lawyers going over the mueller answers
he tweeted about it
it was in the news

he was calling people for the answers, like in Cash Cab

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TedStriker  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:25:49pm

re: #135 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

The Orange Toddler just has to play with his toys in the sand.

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fern01  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:26:16pm

re: #67 Backwoods_Sleuth

my shocked face…

These are the only sort of people who will work for trump - those who want something for themselves out of the job. He is dredging the creeks to find anyone who will take any job.

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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:26:34pm

re: #112 lawhawk

Calls?

You know… someone can subpoena to see if there were calls actually made.

Much more likely, it meant crimping on his Twitter or Fox time.

Not on his unsecured phone. You don’t think he’d be dumb enough to use the WH phone system, do you?

////

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Kragar  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:26:56pm

re: #141 TedStriker

The Orange Toddler just has to play with his toys in the sand.

He didn’t get his parade, so he pissed away twice as much for this bullshit.

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:31:23pm

re: #98 Charles Johnson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:32:24pm

LOL

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:33:51pm

re: #145 Unshaken Defiance

Yeah, something tells me this ring isn’t really supposed to be worn anyway, without several armed bodyguards nearby.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:34:38pm

WUT???

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:35:50pm

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

Ari Melber

@AriMelber
A President who was sued more than any President in history claims he’s not relying on lawyers for questions in a legal case — he’s way too experienced to make that mistake, which is a way of saying this sounds false.

TheBeat w/Ari Melber

@TheBeatWithAri
NEW: “I write answers, my lawyers don’t write answers”

President Trump says he has “just finished” answering Mueller questions but hasn’t submitted yet, adding he’s sure the questions were “tricked up”

He hasn’t submitted yet because his team is waiting for Whitaker to find out what answers will correspond to Mueller’s information.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:36:06pm
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fern01  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:38:11pm

re: #137 Dave In Austin

Why again? I know the real reason. This award which held dignity my whole life now is forever stained.

I also find that picture horrifying, The thought of that man standing behind me ….touching me in any way …

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:38:12pm

moron

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:40:13pm

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

We’ll stop the news conferences… until we get needy and want more attention, then we’ll have the biggest news conferences ever!

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sagehen  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:40:25pm

re: #24 Big Beautiful Door

That’s for sure. The Democrats will have 104 women in the new Congress; the GOP 19.

Just like a few generations ago Republicans used to be better than Democrats on Civil Rights, they also used to be better on women’s rights.

The first woman ever to be elected to the Senate in her own name (not a widow filling her husband’s seat) was Margaret Chase Smith of Maine (also the first senator to stand up to Joe McCarthy). It was the Nixon admin that did Title IX and Title X, GHWB was hugely beneficial to Planned Parenthood, he’s the reason they got federal funding (back when unwanted pregnancies was more about dollars than religion, R’s thought contraception and/or abortion was a great way to save money at Medicare and Welfare). Gerald Ford was the most single greatest women’s-rights supporter of all the elected men of his generation).

How times change.

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:43:02pm

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

Extremism takes many forms, none of them good.

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Belafon  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:43:39pm

re: #132 ObserverArt

Does anyone else get the feeling all the attention on who won control of the House became such big news it shows that most people never had any freaking idea on how House races were tabulated and how long it takes?

I don’t think people are aware that counts taking days or more is not unusual. It is just the first time they were so into knowing the winners and losers the night of the election they freaked out the counts are taking some time.

And of course, our fantastic media never informs anyone as to whether this is usual or not.

One of the the things that’s been done to our elections over the years was to make them more economically efficient by trying to use the minimal number or resources. Now imagine thinking that this election would be around or only slightly above the usual midterm, and then it turns out to have the turnout of a presidential election.

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Jay C  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:45:17pm

re: #125 KGxvi

At what point to Republican Senate caucus members begin to consider the idea that McConnell might not be doing things that are in their best long term interests?

I’m guessing some time around Halloween of 2020: maybe a bit sooner depending on how the polling is looking.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:46:49pm

re: #154 sagehen

Just like a few generations ago Republicans used to be better than Democrats on Civil Rights, they also used to be better on women’s rights.

The first woman ever to be elected to the Senate in her own name (not a widow filling her husband’s seat) was Margaret Chase Smith of Maine (also the first senator to stand up to Joe McCarthy). It was the Nixon admin that did Title IX and Title X, GHWB was hugely beneficial to Planned Parenthood, he’s the reason they got federal funding (back when unwanted pregnancies was more about dollars than religion, R’s thought contraception and/or abortion was a great way to save money at Medicare and Welfare). Gerald Ford was the most single greatest women’s-rights supporter of all the elected men of his generation).

How times change.

I think that really is what makes the GOP’s transformation into what it is today all the more pathetic.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:48:06pm

re: #156 Belafon

One of the the things that’s been done to our elections over the years was to make them more economically efficient by trying to use the minimal number or resources. Now imagine thinking that this election would be around or only slightly above the usual midterm, and then it turns out to have the turnout of a presidential election.

Well we tried to count all the votes we really really did
But the deadline came and thats the law. We couldn’t finish counting them all.
So
Our bad

As for the actual voting. In our experience power cords go missing all the time.
Watcha gonna do? ..shrug…

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KGxvi  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:50:04pm

re: #158 HappyWarrior

I think that really is what makes the GOP’s transformation into what it is today all the more pathetic.

They sold their souls, and ManBearPig came to collect.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:51:14pm

Frankly, I don’t find this nearly as odd as the woman riding the subway in NYC with her raccoon last year

Video Shows Woman Feed Raccoon On NYC Subway Train

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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:51:30pm

re: #160 KGxvi

They sold their souls, and ManBearPig came to collect.

Yep. It’s been a downhill spiral IMO since Nixon lost to JFK. Should have listened to Ike more.

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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:53:06pm

re: #161 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Fox stoles used to be a fashion statement.

Of course, the foxes were dead…

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Dave In Austin  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:53:56pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:54:32pm

re: #154 sagehen

Just like a few generations ago Republicans used to be better than Democrats on Civil Rights, they also used to be better on women’s rights.

The first woman ever to be elected to the Senate in her own name (not a widow filling her husband’s seat) was Margaret Chase Smith of Maine (also the first senator to stand up to Joe McCarthy). It was the Nixon admin that did Title IX and Title X, GHWB was hugely beneficial to Planned Parenthood, he’s the reason they got federal funding (back when unwanted pregnancies was more about dollars than religion, R’s thought contraception and/or abortion was a great way to save money at Medicare and Welfare). Gerald Ford was the most single greatest women’s-rights supporter of all the elected men of his generation).

How times change.

I’m old enough to remember “Chicks in front!” at all the antiwar demonstrations when the riot cops showed up….

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:54:51pm

re: #163 freetoken

Fox stoles used to be a fashion statement.

Of course, the foxes were dead…

Live foxes are also warmer in the winter

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fern01  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:56:14pm

re: #156 Belafon

One of the the things that’s been done to our elections over the years was to make them more economically efficient by trying to use the minimal number or resources. Now imagine thinking that this election would be around or only slightly above the usual midterm, and then it turns out to have the turnout of a presidential election.

It really doesn’t seem economically efficient to have people queuing for hours to cast a vote - or have some areas running out of ballots. To save a few $ on staff/machines ends up with a far greater economic cost in areas outside of the control of the elections’ management.

Compulsory voting has its advantages - we know how many people will turn up within a small margin - I don’t believe there has ever been a situation where a polling place ran out of ballots - and my worse wait ever was 20 minutes.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:56:38pm

re: #161 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Frankly, I don’t find this nearly as odd as the woman riding the subway in NYC with her raccoon last year

[Embedded content]

That fox don’t know he’s gonna be a stole soon

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:58:46pm

re: #168 dangerman

That fox don’t know he’s gonna be a stole soon

I don’t know. looks like the fox might be concerned that many of the humans present might be considering it’s future as a stole

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 16, 2018 • 1:58:51pm

re: #161 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Fox, raccoon, pfft…..

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Dave In Austin  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:00:36pm

There are lots of fox farms in Russia. It’s my understanding and a little NatGeo that the Russians have had some success with breeding a line that has taken to domestication.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:01:29pm

re: #170 Dr Lizardo

1 more goth and you almost have a murder.

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wrenchwench  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:02:21pm

re: #170 Dr Lizardo

Fox, raccoon, pfft…..

[Embedded content]

Oooh, nice dinosaur!

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TedStriker  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:02:22pm

re: #170 Dr Lizardo

Fox, raccoon, pfft…..

[Embedded content]

That’s metal as fuck.

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Jay C  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:03:07pm

re: #170 Dr Lizardo

Fox, raccoon, pfft…..

[Embedded content]

Didn’t know Wednesday Addams had moved to New York…..

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:03:09pm

re: #170 Dr Lizardo

Fox, raccoon, pfft…..

[Embedded content]

Quoth the raven, covfefe…

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:04:10pm

re: #174 TedStriker

That’s metal as fuck.

I liked this reply on Twitter:

Heh.

Time to call it a day. Have a good one, Lizards.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:04:38pm

re: #176 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Quoth the raven, covfefe…

And….goodnight

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:05:56pm

re: #170 Dr Lizardo

her and that bird warm my frigid inner goth heart.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:05:57pm

re: #170 Dr Lizardo

Fox, raccoon, pfft…..

[Embedded content]

Yeah, but where is that train?
I bet it’s freakin’ Moscow.

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:06:24pm

re: #176 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Quoth the raven, covfefe…

Wrench would love that.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:08:11pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:09:38pm
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wrenchwench  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:10:13pm

re: #181 ObserverArt

Wrench would love that.

Did you see my upding? It was the first!

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:12:49pm

re: #184 wrenchwench

Did you see my upding? It was the first!

You wouldn’t have been, had I updinged it!

(I checked before I quoted : )

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:16:23pm

re: #180 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Yeah, but where is that train?
I bet it’s freakin’ Moscow.

Yep
Of course it’s Moscow
Twitter loves image of goth with a RAVEN on her knee | Daily Mail

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:21:01pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:21:35pm
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Kilroy was here  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:21:47pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:25:35pm

re: #187 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I knew that asshole was going to get away with it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:28:07pm

re: #188 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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BREAKING: Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledges that Republican Brian Kemp will be certified as the next Georgia governor, but says she is not offering a speech of concession because that would suggest the election process was just: “The state failed its voters” - @shaqbrewster

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4:20 PM - Nov 16, 2018

It’s too kind to assert that the state failed its voters. That implies that state was being incompetent; Kemp was being outright malevolent. There is no hope unless the new Georgia Secretary of State reinstates all those voters who were unjustly purged from the voter rolls. What chance is there for this country when a racist state continues to be run by racists who make every effort to disenfranchise voters and place roadblocks to voting for those who are eligible. Is there a single Republican in the Senate who is not a total disgrace to this nation and the better vision of our Founding Fathers?

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:29:25pm

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

Nope.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:32:31pm

If you weren’t already pulling an Alan Rickman, and flipping a table, over the Stacy Adams news, I give you this…

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lawhawk  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:36:29pm

re: #193 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

These fuckers wouldn’t care about Moses one iota unless they’re trying to mask their Christian fascist beliefs in the cloak of Judeo-Christian beliefs.

And they’ll ignore that the Founders also looked way beyond Moses, to Mohammad too.

And Jefferson warned about the stifling free enquiry of both Islam and Christianity. There’s a reason for the 1A - the Founders saw the threat and risk of allowing the imposition of religious beliefs on others.

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Mike Lamb  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:37:39pm

re: #188 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

And by “state”, she means “Brian Kemp”.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:38:21pm

re: #188 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

It did and Kemp is an asshole of the worst kind.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:40:57pm

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s too kind to assert that the state failed its voters. That implies that state was being incompetent; Kemp was being outright malevolent. There is no hope unless the new Georgia Secretary of State reinstates all those voters who were unjustly purged from the voter rolls. What chance is there for this country when a racist state continues to be run by racists who make every effort to disenfranchise voters and place roadblocks to voting for those who are eligible. Is there a single Republican in the Senate who is not a total disgrace to this nation and the better vision of our Founding Fathers?

There is the HR-1 the new house is working on
And we meaning Dems have to start a new education campaign now so as to be ready for the next election:

Protect your vote!
Don’t assume you’re registered no matter how often you vote
Keep checking
Online or by phone
Do it more than once. Do it right before every election
And then use your vote!

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:43:16pm

re: #193 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

If you weren’t already pulling an Alan Rickman, and flipping a table, over the Stacy Adams news, I give you this…

Texas education board formally approves changes to history curriculum including teaching that Moses had an influence on America’s Founding Fathers

Moses was the mouthpiece ya knobheads
Not the lawgiver

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A Mom Anon  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:43:59pm

re: #191 Hecuba’s daughter

She’s continuing with a lawsuit against the state and its failure to hold free and fair elections (or words to that effect, I just saw her speech a moment ago). I hope Kemp is named in her legal action. She’s smart, we haven’t seen the last of her.

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mmmirele  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:46:40pm

re: #193 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

If you weren’t already pulling an Alan Rickman, and flipping a table, over the Stacy Adams news, I give you this…

This is making me thankful Diane Douglas got the left foot of fellowship in the primary here in Arizona, and carpetbagger Frank Riggs (who was a congressman from California) lost to Democrat Kathy Hopkins.

When Hopkins announced her win, Riggs lost it on Twitter. (He later deleted the tweets.) I hope he goes back to California.

phoenixnewtimes.com

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:47:17pm

re: #196 HappyWarrior

It did and Kemp is an asshole of the worst kind.

They cannot win a fair election

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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:51:24pm

Umm…okay…

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:55:08pm

I hope the people of Georgia remember how they and their votes were treated.

We are going to need them to remember it come 2020, and that remembering needs to be aimed at ALL Republicans.

Scum. All of them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:56:41pm

re: #202 makeitstop

Umm…okay…

LOL! The old Bethlehem Pike!

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:58:03pm
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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:59:08pm

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A Mom Anon  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:59:20pm

re: #203 ObserverArt

It’s an uphill battle, there is a LOT of empathy for the Confederacy here. The racism and hate are generational and it’s going to take a long ass time to change all the red counties here because of that.

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BeachDem  Nov 16, 2018 • 2:59:21pm

HuffPo disclaimer on their Medal of Freedom story:

Editor’s Note: We’d like to remind readers that they are choosing to read this story past the headline, and therefore any resultant emotional scarring is not our fault.

Heh.

And speaking of writing, William Goldman died. He has always been a favorite of mine, not just for his screenplays, which are legend, but his novels—“Temple of Gold,” “Boys and Girls Together,” Your Turn to Curtsy, My Turn to Bow” were part of my adolescence, and “The Princess Bride” was an all-time favorite.

Reading the comments on the WaPo obit, it is surprising to me how many of the commenters knew so much of his work, but had never heard of him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:00:31pm

re: #202 makeitstop

Umm…okay…

How a camel got stuck in the snow on Route 309

The folks transporting the camel said the camel didn’t get stuck but their trailer did. The trailer was too heavy to make it up a slick hill so they took the camel out and had him walk along side the vehicle, according to a Facebook post.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia tweeted that the camel was on its way to an event in Philadelphia.

The camel’s name is Einstein and he never did get to Philly, but did get home safely

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:01:21pm

re: #207 A Mom Anon

It’s an uphill battle, there is a LOT of empathy for the Confederacy here. The racism and hate are generational and it’s going to take a long ass time to change all the red counties here because of that.

Still she got very close!

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:01:51pm

re: #205 jaunte

Well, here goes the first real big decision by the new Republican packed Supreme Court.

I hope they do right, but I don’t have a lot of confidence.

Why?

They are Republicans.

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:02:03pm

Interested to see how SCOTUS ‘originalists’ deal with the Whitaker deviation.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:02:42pm

re: #203 ObserverArt

I hope the people of Georgia remember how they and their votes were treated.

We are going to need them to remember it come 2020, and that remembering needs to be aimed at ALL Republicans.

Scum. All of them.

Georgia will conduct a runoff election on Dec 4th to select the next Secretary of State. As neither of the top two candidates received 50% of the vote.

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MsJ  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:03:18pm

re: #170 Dr Lizardo

Fox, raccoon, pfft…..

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Quoted…for truth.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:07:50pm

re: #209 Backwoods_Sleuth

How a camel got stuck in the snow on Route 309

The camel’s name is Einstein and he never did get to Philly, but did get home safely

Joe Menthol looking for a new gig?

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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:08:37pm

Progressive Caucus throws in with Pelosi. Good.

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gwangung  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:10:00pm

re: #216 makeitstop

Progressive Caucus throws in with Pelosi. Good.

Though, no doubt, there will still be whining from holier-than-thou progressives….

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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:10:31pm

Incoming freshmen, as well.

Choke on it, Tim Ryan.

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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:12:11pm

Given that the “Moses” character is almost certainly a construct by writers a thousand years after the alleged events, I wonder how the TX education board feels about the Jolly Green Giant?

Anyway, the real influence on our Founders as Voltaire and his compatriots.

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gwangung  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:12:31pm

re: #218 makeitstop

Incoming freshmen, as well.

Choke on it, Tim Ryan.

Nancy SMASH knows how to count votes. And how to make deals.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:12:59pm

re: #205 jaunte

They actually used “Schrodinger’s acting attorney general”

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MsJ  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:13:26pm
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MsJ  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:13:49pm
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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:14:34pm

re: #220 gwangung

Nancy SMASH knows how to count votes. And how to make deals.

And thats the name of that tune

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:15:59pm

re: #223 MsJ

Christie:
It took me 5 hours and 40 minutes to travel from Piscataway to Mendham

Took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:16:34pm

re: #147 Charles Johnson

Yeah, something tells me this ring isn’t really supposed to be worn anyway, without several armed bodyguards nearby.

So true. Or where? Oscars? Man made diamond is a smash and grab model in diamond jewelry like Uber was for cabs. Changed the whole game at a swoop. If diamond gets practical as an everyday material, it can disrupt other markets. Optics. Computing. Your cell phone “glass”?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:18:50pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:19:09pm

re: #216 makeitstop
Alexandra Petri at the Washing Post

But I have to say, I’m a little frustrated that we keep putting forward this specific woman who really grinds my gears. Not because she’s a woman. I would know if that were why. It is not that. It’s just — ugh, her, you know? She just doesn’t excite me, and I feel that she is too compromised. That’s not a woman thing, though. It’s just a her thing. I would have that issue with anyone who had her baggage, that same difficult-to-pin-down sense that something about her was fundamentally tainted.

But it is just this one woman in particular. And can I say how glad I am that we are at a point when we are able to judge women on their merits, as people, and find them inexplicably, inevitably wanting, as people? But definitely all women do not do this. There are plenty of women who do not make my teeth go on edge in the way this one lady does. My mother, for instance. My daughter, for another instance. And others I could name! Oprah, in her current capacity, though I hope she stays in her lane.

In general, I am excited to vote for a woman, maybe even in 2020, though I do, I have to say, worry that maybe other Americans are not so ready, and we wouldn’t want to make that mistake in a year with such high stakes. Not me — I was born ready! I was given birth to by a woman. So it’s clear where I stand.

That is why I am so frustrated with the specific women who keep being put forward. Like, Nancy Pelosi? I want women to lead everything! I want them to stare down charging bulls on Wall Street, and I can’t imagine anyone other than a lady being Wonder Woman, but — this is the House we’re talking about, and… ugh, Nancy Pelosi.

You see what I’m saying here. I am flabbergasted and upset that each and every one of the women being talked about as front-runners are the specific women who have already alienated me. I am as frustrated by this terrible coincidence as you are, believe me! Believe, women!

What I want is not impossible! I want someone who is not tainted by polarizing choices in the past, but who also has experience, who is knowledgeable but doesn’t sound like she is lecturing, someone vibrant but not green, someone dignified but not dowdy, passionate but not a yeller, precise but not mechanical, someone lacking in off-putting ambition but capable of asking for what she wants, not accompanied but not alone, in a day but not in a month or a year, when the moon is neither waxing nor waning, carrying a sieve full of water and a hen’s tooth. Easy!

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gwangung  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:19:45pm

re: #224 dangerman

And thats the name of that tune

Speak softly. Make fracking big deals. Go SMASH.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:21:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:22:40pm

O_o

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Dave In Austin  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:22:52pm

Finally…. It all makes sense now.

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:25:27pm

re: #219 freetoken

Given that the “Moses” character is almost certainly a construct by writers a thousand years after the alleged events, I wonder how the TX education board feels about the Jolly Green Giant?

Anyway, the real influence on our Founders as Voltaire and his compatriots.

And I will always pound on the fact that many of the Founding Fathers were Deists.

They didn’t think there was an “active” God that would influence them, and they were miles away from modern Evangelicalism.

When they used “In God We Trust” I think they were saying more or less we trust ‘God’ gave us the brains to do what it right. Use what he gave us.

Quick Google on Deists displayed this:

Who are some famous deists?

There are many famous Deists including six of America’s founding fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, John Adams, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin. There are still many other famous deists like, Abraham Lincoln, Neil Armstrong, Voltaire, Albert Einstein, Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:27:16pm

re: #232 Dave In Austin

Finally…. It all makes sense now.

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it’s almost like a Frazetta painting

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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:29:38pm

re: #225 dangerman

Took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw

…They’ve all come to look for America…

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:30:14pm

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bidondi❌
@DanBidondi
NASA admits they have never shown a genuine picture of the Earth in full.. They openly state they use photoshop to make these pictures of the Earth.

So that being said…. What are they trying to hide, they…

Mom openly states she sewed individual squares of cloth together to make this quilt.

How can the composed image possibly be real?

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sagehen  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:31:33pm

re: #219 freetoken

Given that the “Moses” character is almost certainly a construct by writers a thousand years after the alleged events, I wonder how the TX education board feels about the Jolly Green Giant?

Anyway, the real influence on our Founders as Voltaire and his compatriots.

Maybe a construct; I’ve also heard a theory that he’s really Akhenaten (the pharaoh who offended Egypt by becoming monotheist). The timing fits…

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:32:33pm

re: #236 dangerman

Bidondi startled to discover scientists believe solid objects are made from trillions of tiny “atoms.”

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:32:48pm

re: #228 gocart mozart

Alexandra Petri at the Washing Post

I want I want I want

Shoo

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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:33:07pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump blames poor forest management on the California fires… says if forest areas had been raked out, “you wouldn’t have the fires.”

Sure, let’s go rake out six hundred and some odd hundred thousand acres.

Where you gonna put all that debris? Montana?

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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:35:24pm

re: #239 dangerman

I want I want I want

Shoo

Seriously. Never mind that she’s probably the most competent woman in all of Congress. She grinds Alexandra Petri’s gears, so let put in someone that McConnell would be able to roll on the regular.

//

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sagehen  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:35:51pm

re: #240 makeitstop

Sure, let’s go rake out six hundred and some odd hundred thousand acres.

Where you gonna put all that debris? Montana?

If we stopped shooting deer they’d eat it all.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:36:43pm

re: #240 makeitstop

Sure, let’s go rake out six hundred and some odd hundred thousand acres.

Where you gonna put all that debris? Montana?

Whose gonna pay for it?
Whose gonna do the work? Not ‘, Americans,’

And you’re still left with the TREES

Gah!
I’m having dinner.
Crock pot chicken soup

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sagehen  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:37:13pm

re: #241 makeitstop

Seriously. Never mind that she’s probably the most competent woman in all of Congress. She grinds Alexandra Petri’s gears, so let put in someone that McConnell would be able to roll on the regular.

//

Pretty sure Petri was sarcastically making your point;

“What I want is not impossible! I want someone who is not tainted by polarizing choices in the past, but who also has experience, who is knowledgeable but doesn’t sound like she is lecturing, someone vibrant but not green, someone dignified but not dowdy, passionate but not a yeller, precise but not mechanical, someone lacking in off-putting ambition but capable of asking for what she wants, not accompanied but not alone, in a day but not in a month or a year, when the moon is neither waxing nor waning, carrying a sieve full of water and a hen’s tooth. Easy!”

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Skip Intro  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:37:15pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

Why doesn’t he just, you know, disappear? Poof, he’s gone. That’s what I want for Christmas.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:38:11pm

re: #241 makeitstop

Seriously. Never mind that she’s probably the most competent woman in all of Congress. She grinds Alexandra Petri’s gears, so let put in someone that McConnell would be able to roll on the regular.

//

Add to that she didn’t really say someone competent. Just someone she can stand.
Grow the fuck up
Politics ain’t beanbag
The R’s at least know that

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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:40:56pm

re: #244 sagehen

Pretty sure Petri was sarcastically making your point;

“What I want is not impossible! I want someone who is not tainted by polarizing choices in the past, but who also has experience, who is knowledgeable but doesn’t sound like she is lecturing, someone vibrant but not green, someone dignified but not dowdy, passionate but not a yeller, precise but not mechanical, someone lacking in off-putting ambition but capable of asking for what she wants, not accompanied but not alone, in a day but not in a month or a year, when the moon is neither waxing nor waning, carrying a sieve full of water and a hen’s tooth. Easy!”

Ah. It’s getting so hard to tell nowadays.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:41:47pm
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ObserverArt  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:42:28pm

Old saw…

Republicans are dogs
Democrats…cats.

Dogs are loyal to the pack leader…
Cats are…cats!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:44:30pm

re: #240 makeitstop

Sure, let’s go rake out six hundred and some odd hundred thousand acres.

Where you gonna put all that debris? Montana?

33 Million acres of forest in California.

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:45:07pm
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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:45:24pm

re: #250 Blind Frog Belly White

33 Million acres of forest in California.

I was just going on a number that I’d heard the Camp Fire consumed.

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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:47:50pm

Pretty thin crowd there. Another similarity to Trump.

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MsJ  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:50:00pm

Ouch.

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:50:12pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:52:51pm

re: #242 sagehen

If we stopped shooting deer they’d eat it all.

It’s not hunting that limits deer population in California. It’s water.

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EPR-radar  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:52:58pm

re: #254 MsJ

Why wouldn’t career DOJ people be enthusiastic about the acting AG being an invention promotion scammer with “Toilets for stupid guys with horse cocks” and the like on his resume?

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BeachDem  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:56:51pm

re: #246 dangerman

Add to that she didn’t really say someone competent. Just someone she can stand.
Grow the fuck up
Politics ain’t beanbag
The R’s at least know that

The youngest person to ever have a column in the Washington Post, Petri, who published her first book in 2015, writes weekly satire for the print paper as well as regular entries to the ComPost blog.

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TedStriker  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:56:55pm

re: #257 EPR-radar

Why wouldn’t career DOJ people be enthusiastic about the acting AG being an invention promotion scammer with “Toilets for stupid guys with horse cocks” and the like on his resume?

Whaaaaa?!?

I saw that Whitaker was an attorney for some skeezy patent trolls or something; was that what it was for?

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gocart mozart  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:58:45pm

re: #251 jaunte

Hear me out. Those 10,000 refugees, send them to California, give them rakes, have them rake the forest leaves, BAM! two problems solved just like that. I should be president.

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EPR-radar  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:58:54pm

re: #259 TedStriker

Whaaaaa?!?

I saw that Whitaker was an attorney for some skeezy patent trolls or something; was that what it was for?

Yes. The toilet is just part of the entertainment here. Bigfoot and time travel figure into the story in ways I’ve managed to forget by now.

By the way, invention promotion scammers are a different breed of scum than patent trolls. The invention promotion guys bilk inventors out of large amounts of money without ever providing decent services (like telling people what a pain in the ass it is to get stuff through the patent office, and after that how difficult it is to actually make money from a patented invention).

Edited to add, it looks like Whitaker’s specific scam with World Patent Marketing was defrauding investors using these ‘inventions’ as the bait.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:59:26pm

re: #259 TedStriker

Whaaaaa?!?

I saw that Whitaker was an attorney for some skeezy patent trolls or something; was that what it was for?

Seriously. Toilets designed for guys who imagine their cocks are long enough to dip in the toilet.

As I said to Mrs. FBW - “Damn! This water is cold! And it’s deep, too!”

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 3:59:57pm

re: #259 TedStriker

In November 2014 … World Patent Marketing, announced the “marketing launch” of a “MASCULINE TOILET,” which boasted a specially designed bowl to help “well-endowed men” avoid unwanted contact with porcelain or water. “The average male genitalia is between 5” and 6.”” the firm’s press release said. “However, this invention is designed for those of us who measure longer than that.”

The special toilet was not the firm’s only notable offering. It marketed a slew of oddball inventions, including a “theoretical time travel commodity tied directly to price of Bitcoin.” Called Time Travel X and marketed as “a technology, an investment vehicle and a community of users,” the cryptocurrency never materialized. The firm also pitched Sasquatch dolls, promoting them with a video claiming that “DNA evidence collected in 2013 proves that Bigfoot does exist.”
vanityfair.com

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:00:10pm

re: #261 EPR-radar

Yes. The toilet is just part of the entertainment here. Bigfoot and time travel figure into the story in ways I’ve managed to forget by now.

Hey, you know what they say about big feet…..

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:01:03pm

Whitaker might as well have “Obvious Tool” tattooed on his forehead.

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sagehen  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:01:55pm

re: #261 EPR-radar

Yes. The toilet is just part of the entertainment here. Bigfoot and time travel figure into the story in ways I’ve managed to forget by now.

Stephen Colbert is happy to remind you

Matt Whitaker’s History Of Time-Travel, Toilets & Bigfoot

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teleskiguy  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:04:49pm

Funky flute.

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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:07:10pm

I missed this earlier. The stupid son of a bitch is actually going through with it. (Thread)

Enjoy prison, George.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:07:11pm
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:09:10pm

re: #258 BeachDem

The youngest person to ever have a column in the Washington Post, Petri, who published her first book in 2015, writes weekly satire for the print paper as well as regular entries to the ComPost blog.

Yeah people are missing Petri’s sarcasm here. She’s saying that opposition to Pelosi is most often rooted in Goldilocks Zone Sexism, where only the idealized woman can ever hypothetically meet the impossible standards that are inevitably applied to each individual candidate.

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makeitstop  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:11:05pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:12:42pm
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garzooma  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:15:56pm

re: #272 Charles Johnson


POTUS cites inadequate raking of leaves as a cause.

Where’s the kid he had mow the White House lawn?

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:16:38pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

Dude, using an excuse makes the president look weak

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retired cynic  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:16:59pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:20:29pm

For the Philly hockey fans. This Gritty fandom is getting out of hand. Behind a clicky because reasons.

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plansbandc  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:22:17pm

re: #276 teleskiguy

Oh no! Hahahahaha!!

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:22:23pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:22:59pm

re: #272 Charles Johnson

POTUS cites inadequate raking of leaves as a cause.

He thinks all of the forests in California consist of deciduous trees? I can’t even….

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Sionainn, Too Exhausted to be a Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:25:55pm

re: #279 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

He thinks all of the forests in California consist of deciduous trees? I can’t even….

He thinks that California is covered in trees, everywhere.

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:25:56pm

I’d like to see where Trump would start raking this.

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Kilroy was here  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:27:34pm

re: #279 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

He thinks all of the forests in California consist of deciduous trees? I can’t even….

Trump doesn’t think trees are deciduous.. Fried Chicken and burgers are.. Fake News..
(Insert wingnut font here)

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:28:26pm

re: #282 Kilroy was here

“Trump makes great decisions every day. He is the most deciduous President ever.”

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:28:53pm

re: #258 BeachDem

The youngest person to ever have a column in the Washington Post, Petri, who published her first book in 2015, writes weekly satire for the print paper as well as regular entries to the ComPost blog.

Ah
Oops

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gocart mozart  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:29:46pm

re: #241 makeitstop

Wait till you read Petri’s column about eating Irish babies.

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Kilroy was here  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:30:13pm

re: #283 jaunte

“Trump makes great decisions every day. He is the most deciduous President ever.”

I’ll leaf that to history to decide.

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teleskiguy  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:30:30pm

He made these remarks at Disney World.

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EPR-radar  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:35:54pm

re: #287 teleskiguy

In Hell, the keenest torment that Nixon faces is the thought of what he’d have gotten away with if his Republicans were as debauched and corrupted as Trump’s Republicans are.

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gocart mozart  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:36:29pm

By Alexandra Petri
Columnist
November 15 at 4:47 PM
“If you buy a box of cereal — you have a voter ID.”
— President Trump to the Daily Caller, sharing an opinion he has expressed before

If you buy a box of cereal, they’re going to ask you for voter ID.

And if they ask you for voter ID to buy your cereal, you’re going to want to leave right away without getting a jug of milk, because what kind of a grocery is this?

But if you decide you want a jug of milk, you’re going to keep coming back to check out, in different outfits, a wig maybe, six or seven times, but you have practice, because that’s how you vote, apparently.

And if you keep coming back to vote in different outfits, because that’s how you vote, apparently, it’s going to turn out that you are … Kris Kobach?

No, wait, if you keep coming back to vote in different outfits, then of course the president is going to want to be sure that as few votes are counted as possible to stop any alleged hat-related confusion,

And if the president wants to be sure that as few votes are counted as possible to stop any hat-related confusion, you are going to worry about your democracy and wait for a recount, or at the very least for all the votes to get in,

And if you wait for a recount, you are certainly going to want to check if the vote totals reflect any of the ballots sent in by servicemen and women or if they were just like, “No, we’re good here,” after election night,

And if the vote totals don’t reflect any of the ballots sent in by servicemen and women because someone was like, “No, we’re good here,” after election night, you’re going to want to wait for them to be counted,

And if you wait for them to be counted, it will make Marco Rubio want to use a football metaphor that makes limited sense,

And if Marco Rubio uses a football metaphor that makes limited sense, the Internet will yell at him while you wait for the ballots to be counted,

And if you wait for them to be counted, you might get a blue wave,
and if you get a blue wave, they are going to push for a Mueller report,
and if they push for a Mueller report, you know the president is going to want to fire Jeff Sessions and replace him with a bald Hawkeye who hates Marbury v. Madison and loves to lift.

And if the president installs a bald Hawkeye who hates Marbury v. Madison and loves to lift, they are going to want to ask what he was thinking, and if they send Jim Acosta to ask what he was thinking, Jim Acosta is going to get accused of all the crimes of Grindelwald, which will cost him his press pass.

And if Jim Acosta’s crimes of Grindelwald cost Jim Acosta his press pass, CNN is going to want to sue, and if CNN is going to sue, it is going to make you think of apples, and if you think of apples, you are going to want to go to the grocery store, and while you’re there, you may as well pick up some cereal.

So long as you have your voter ID.

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EPR-radar  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:36:48pm

re: #281 jaunte

I don’t care where Trump starts raking that mess, just that he be obliged to do it with his teeth.

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:37:31pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:39:24pm
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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:40:02pm
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Mattand  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:40:15pm

re: #276 teleskiguy

For the Philly hockey fans. This Gritty fandom is getting out of hand. Behind a clicky because reasons.

Lifelong Flyers fan here. I really do think the thing is fricking idiotic, but I have to admit that the Flyers brass is riding the “No such thing as bad publicity“ train masterfully.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:40:33pm

My irony meter started laughing hysterically then burst into flames:

Barry J. Pollack, one of Assange’s attorneys, said, “The only thing more irresponsible than charging a person for publishing truthful information would be to put in a public filing information that clearly was not intended for the public….”

washingtonpost.com

Do I bill Ecuador or are they too busy checking to see if Julian is cleaning up after his cat?

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Dave In Austin  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:44:21pm

I can’t drink but some of you can.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:45:44pm

re: #287 teleskiguy

He made these remarks at Disney World.

It’s a small world after all.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:46:57pm

re: #297 Barefoot Grin

It’s a small world after all.

And it’s goofy too.

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teleskiguy  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:47:49pm

re: #298 bd(soros funded)

And it’s goofy too.

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:48:15pm

re: #260 gocart mozart

Hear me out. Those 10,000 refugees, send them to California, give them rakes, have them rake the forest leaves, BAM! two problems solved just like that. I should be president.

G. Carlin
Put them welfare people to work filling in the Bering strait
Then charge the Indians a buck a head to go home
A good sound business solution. //

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EPR-radar  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:50:41pm

re: #291 Single-handed sailor

The air isn’t as bad where I am, but I’m still getting very tired of it. The worst part is that it’s predicted to continue this way into W/Th of next week before there’s a chance of improvement.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:50:52pm

re: #238 jaunte

Bidondi startled to discover scientists believe solid objects are made from trillions of tiny “atoms.”

Don’t ever believe atoms, they make up everything.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:52:32pm

re: #281 jaunte

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:53:30pm
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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:55:35pm

re: #279 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

He thinks all of the forests in California consist of deciduous trees? I can’t even….

Doubtful

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Skip Intro  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:57:24pm

re: #290 EPR-radar

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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 4:57:42pm

re: #289 gocart mozart

Ok ok I get it now. ;-)

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Dave In Austin  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:01:29pm
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dangerman  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:03:44pm

re: #298 bd(soros funded)

And it’s goofy too.

And I’ll be doing some dopey stuff up there in January

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EPR-radar  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:06:49pm

re: #304 Single-handed sailor

Sr admin official tells me re troops sent to border: “It’s a paper tiger. A total joke. Of limited operational utility and a waste of our troops’ time. Mattis knows it. Nielsen knows it. Kelly knows it. But that battle was lost with the President. He was hellbent on troops.”

Trump wants the troops there for political theater. If these senior DOD officials were really trying to talk Trump out of this using arguments based on policy reality and military reality, they were being very stupid.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:10:43pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:19:27pm
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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:21:30pm

re: #312 gocart mozart

We are not surprised.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:25:03pm

This is serious:
Republican senator (Mike Lee-UT) claims ‘the left’ will start a civil war unless federal highway system abolished

On Thursday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) delivered a speech to the conservative Federalist Society that would have been more at home on Alex Jones’ radio show than at a gathering of many of the most powerful lawyers and judges in the country.

In it, Lee warned of a brewing civil war, and claimed that the only way to avert violence would be to eradicate a long list of federal programs including “the interstate highway system,” funding for “K through 12 public education,” “federal higher education accreditation,” “early childhood education, the Department of Commerce,” “housing policy, workforce regulation,” and what Lee labeled the “huge glut of federally owned land.”

Seriously, this is not hyperbole. A sitting United States senator actually said these things.

Looks to me like the Greedy Old Perverts are threatening war unless they can turn all power over to the states, like it was in the good old days of Jim Crow, slavery, and embalmed beef.

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gocart mozart  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:26:49pm
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Single-handed sailor  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:30:59pm
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Eventual Carrion  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:34:46pm
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Single-handed sailor  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:35:51pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:37:34pm
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Single-handed sailor  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:39:05pm
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freetoken  Nov 16, 2018 • 5:43:29pm

re: #314 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

US politics at the highest level have always had their Birchers. Lee is just part of a group that are real atavists.

I’m hoping that the American polity will pull together and push the troglodytes back down into the noise.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:00:23pm
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:03:52pm
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MsJ  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:04:13pm

re: #320 Single-handed sailor

THAT is cool af!

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:10:48pm
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Single-handed sailor  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:12:22pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:14:57pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:15:41pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:17:01pm

Nervous about what happens if Mueller’s final report is a big nuffin.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:21:04pm

re: #329 Charles Johnson

Still waters run deep. There is something that got Manafort and DT’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

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garzooma  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:22:34pm

re: #329 Charles Johnson

Nervous about what happens if Mueller’s final report is a big nuffin.

1.) There’s a slam dunk obstruction case just on the basis of publicly available info.
2.) For there not to be a conspiracy case, you have to believe that the Trump campaign had multiple contacts with the Russians without discussing anything, and then lied about the contacts for no reason.

Be nervous about an asteroid hitting Earth. That might actually happen.

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William Lewis  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:25:06pm

re: #325 goddamnedfrank

My questions are: Where is the coffee table, bottle of red wine, cheese, salami, brotchen, a few throw pillows a nice big afghan & my girlfriend?

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Single-handed sailor  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:28:12pm
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gocart mozart  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:39:22pm
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Dave In Austin  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:42:03pm

re: #329 Charles Johnson

Nervous about what happens if Mueller’s final report is a big nuffin.

It will be there. Mark my words on this. It’s the marginalization that we the people need to peak back.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:44:32pm
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Single-handed sailor  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:47:52pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:49:53pm
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NetworkKed  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:50:29pm

re: #329 Charles Johnson

Nervous about what happens if Mueller’s final report is a big nuffin.

That seems to be a low-order probability.

I’m nervous that Mueller turns in his report to the AG, as required, and the AG roundfiles it. Trump seems to have misplayed with the Whitaker “appointment”, but all he needs to do is have a loyalist in the seat when it gets delivered.

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MsJ  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:52:22pm

re: #339 NetworkKed

That seems to be a low-order probability.

I’m nervous that Mueller turns in his report to the AG, as required, and the AG roundfiles it. Trump seems to have misplayed with the Whitaker “appointment”, but all he needs to do is have a loyalist in the seat when it gets delivered.

Dems said they’d bring in Mueller for a verbal report. In an open hearing.

Roundfiling isn’t going to happen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:56:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:57:36pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 16, 2018 • 6:58:21pm

re: #340 MsJ

Dems said they’d bring in Mueller for a verbal report. In an open hearing.

Roundfiling isn’t going to happen.

If worse comes to worse Mueller could always leak the report to The Washington Post too.

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:00:24pm

re: #329 Charles Johnson

Nervous about what happens if Mueller’s final report is a big nuffin.

I found my list of worries. Expanded it down twice. Just below making more money than I could possibly figure out how to share, was the worry Mueller blew this thing. Call me crazy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:00:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:03:21pm
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NetworkKed  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:07:20pm

re: #340 MsJ

Dems said they’d bring in Mueller for a verbal report. In an open hearing.

Roundfiling isn’t going to happen.

Sure… but if all the work product is disposed of/classified/generally withheld by the AG, then the verbal report becomes “Republicans say Mueller and his 17 demoncrat witch-hunters smear the blameless administration officials” by the time the right-wing media filter gets done with it, and there’s a tussle where all of the people involved get fired for cause, and the legalisms that result last to 2021.

I’m not saying it wouldn’t matter, but Congress would have to very publically redo the investigation on the roadmap Mueller provided rather then using the report as a starting point. Again, 2021, or later.

I’ve swung back and forth this week on what I think is going to happen. There are a lot of reasons to expect things to work out, but i fear it’s going to require someone sacrificing himself to leak the report.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:10:19pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:11:44pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:18:10pm

Oh gawd…

I know that a level of decorum must take place with these kinds of things, and I’m glad Newsom and Brown are taking the high road. Still, Fuckface Von Clownstick is beneath contempt.

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:20:59pm

re: #350 teleskiguy

Oh gawd…

I know that a level of decorum must take place with these kinds of things, and I’m glad Newsome and Brown are taking the high road. Still, Fuckface Von Clownstick is beneath contempt.

It’s a damn dirty job sometimes.

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Sionainn, Too Exhausted to be a Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:30:25pm

re: #329 Charles Johnson

Nervous about what happens if Mueller’s final report is a big nuffin.

I just don’t see that happening. Trump himself has said way too much in his tweets that demonstrate he obstructed justice at the very least.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:33:02pm

He’s going to say something really stupid in California tomorrow isn’t he?

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Sionainn, Too Exhausted to be a Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:33:03pm

re: #339 NetworkKed

That seems to be a low-order probability.

I’m nervous that Mueller turns in his report to the AG, as required, and the AG roundfiles it. Trump seems to have misplayed with the Whitaker “appointment”, but all he needs to do is have a loyalist in the seat when it gets delivered.

Is it supposed to be a secret or can Mueller turn his report in to the AG as well as release it publicly?

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teleskiguy  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:34:03pm

re: #352 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

I just don’t see that happening. Trump himself has said way too much in his tweets that demonstrate he obstructed justice at the very least.

And interviews on TV and print. And in his actions in re: Comey, Sessions, Whitaker. He’s been a blob of flop sweat since last Tuesday night. No innocent man acts the way he’s been acting.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:34:11pm

re: #354 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Is it supposed to be a secret or can Mueller turn his report in to the AG as well as release it publicly?

From what I understand he can NOT independently release it publicly.

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Sionainn, Too Exhausted to be a Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:35:36pm

re: #347 NetworkKed

Sure… but if all the work product is disposed of/classified/generally withheld by the AG, then the verbal report becomes “Republicans say Mueller and his 17 demoncrat witch-hunters smear the blameless administration officials” by the time the right-wing media filter gets done with it, and there’s a tussle where all of the people involved get fired for cause, and the legalisms that result last to 2021.

I’m not saying it wouldn’t matter, but Congress would have to very publically redo the investigation on the roadmap Mueller provided rather then using the report as a starting point. Again, 2021, or later.

I’ve swung back and forth this week on what I think is going to happen. There are a lot of reasons to expect things to work out, but i fear it’s going to require someone sacrificing himself to leak the report.

If I was in a position to sacrifice myself to leak the report because it’s been quashed, I’d do it in a heartbeat. That’s how much I love my country.

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jaunte  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:36:13pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:36:47pm

re: #354 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

In theory the AG could decline to release. But congress could subpoena it anyway. Then release. I think…

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Sionainn, Too Exhausted to be a Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:37:12pm

re: #353 Eclectic Cyborg

He’s going to say something really stupid in California tomorrow isn’t he?

You even have to ask the question?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:42:00pm

re: #359 Unshaken Defiance

In theory the AG could decline to release. But congress could subpoena it anyway. Then release. I think…

There will be mass protests if the GOP try and bury that report.

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MsJ  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:42:06pm

re: #350 teleskiguy

Oh gawd…

I know that a level of decorum must take place with these kinds of things, and I’m glad Newsom and Brown are taking the high road. Still, Fuckface Von Clownstick is beneath contempt.

They know trump could pull the plug on Federal funding. They might even give trump some “original thoughts” about how he might fucking help.

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MsJ  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:43:04pm

re: #352 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

I just don’t see that happening. Trump himself has said way too much in his tweets that demonstrate he obstructed justice at the very least.

He said so on national television to Lester Holt.

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teleskiguy  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:47:00pm

The fact that Fuckface Von Clownstick has tried to obstruct Mueller’s investigation at every opportunity speaks volumes. If he were truly innocent James Comey would still be the FBI director today.

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Unshaken Defiance  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:53:31pm

Current Mood-Need to get away to a place like this

Run From The Concrete To The High Ground And Blue Sky
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can't think of a decent username  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:54:29pm

I’m trying to decide whether to create a dozen different Twitter accounts just to block one of the Comicsgate instigators from coming back to his old username or any variation of his name. Y’all convince me this is a terrible idea, please.

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teleskiguy  Nov 16, 2018 • 7:58:11pm

re: #366 can’t think of a decent username

Creating a dozen sock puppet Twitter accounts is a terrible idea in of itself.

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can't think of a decent username  Nov 16, 2018 • 8:07:48pm

re: #367 teleskiguy

Creating a dozen sock puppet Twitter accounts is a terrible idea in of itself.

That’s what I’m thinking. Even if I just left them unused, I’d have to keep track of the passwords and absorb abuse from Comicsgate trolls.


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