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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 10:28:26am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 10:31:48am

so, what the WH is saying is that the moron is so thin-skinned that any little thing triggers a tantrum

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lawhawk  May 22, 2019 • 10:32:01am
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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 10:34:44am
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Charles Johnson  May 22, 2019 • 10:35:54am
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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 10:36:27am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 10:38:00am

re: #4 gocart mozart

Oh, come on!

Everyone knows it means Heads Up Display.

//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 10:38:22am

oh

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 10:38:47am

Also, from Trump’s tweet:

“You can’t investigate and legislate simultaneously - it just doesn’t work that way”

You know, I seem to recall Obama getting a bunch of shit done while Republicans investigated Benghazi every other week.

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Belafon  May 22, 2019 • 10:39:09am

Someone should tell Trump that since he can cheat on his wives, he’s capable of doing two things at once.

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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 10:43:38am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 10:47:30am

in other corruption news:

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Jay C  May 22, 2019 • 10:48:32am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

And the saddest/most-disturbing thing is, that by pre-Trump Presidential standards, most of his everyday announcements/pronouncements/tweets would have been considered evidence of a “major breakdown” in and of themselves…

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 10:48:36am
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Belafon  May 22, 2019 • 10:49:07am

For the Linux users:

Security researchers discovered a Linux version of Winnti, a malware used by Chinese government-sponsored hackers, which operates as a backdoor on compromised hosts. Researchers at Alphabet’s cybersecurity unit Chronicle found Winnti malware on the Bayer drug company’s systems after Bayer was attacked by Chinese hackers. The researchers detected the Linux variant when scanning for Winnti on Chronicle’s VirusTotal platform. Its components include a rootkit element that conceals the malware on infected hosts, and the backdoor trojan itself. The variant’s code resembled the Winnti 2.0 Windows version, and conducted similar handling of outbound communications with its command-and-control (C&C) server. Moreover, the Linux iteration enabled Chinese hackers to link to infected hosts while bypassing C&C servers.

zdnet.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 22, 2019 • 10:50:49am

Oh he’s a brick…house…

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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 10:52:12am

re: #16 Joe Bacon 🌹

Put him in the middle of the river, maybe in Santa Elena Canyon.

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 10:54:17am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 22, 2019 • 10:56:37am

re: #16 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh he’s a brick…house…

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But he is not Drew Carey, who he bears a resemblance to.

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 10:56:49am

re: #13 Jay C

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And the saddest/most-disturbing thing is, that by pre-Trump Presidential standards, most of his everyday announcements/pronouncements/tweets would have been considered are evidence of a “major breakdown” in and of themselves…

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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 10:57:15am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 22, 2019 • 10:57:34am

re: #18 gocart mozart

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LOL! I LOVE this!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 10:57:34am

re: #19 NO SMOCKING GUN!

But he is not Drew Carey, who he bears a resemblance to.

good, so it wasn’t just me who thought that

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lawhawk  May 22, 2019 • 10:59:30am

Bill authorizing NYS to send along Trump’s tax returns to Congress upon request passed the Assembly, meaning that it heads to Cuomo’s desk.

The State Senate passed the bill earlier this month.

If Congress requests tax information from NYS, it means the NYS Department of Tax and Finance will be able to provide Congress with the NY tax returns that are essentially based on the federal returns (there are differences in how NYS tax obligations are taxed versus the federal tax, but the worksheets and computations would be a look at Trump’s financial picture in a way Trump doesn’t want revealed).

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 22, 2019 • 11:01:44am

Shocked, shocked I say

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 11:03:55am

re: #24 lawhawk

Bill authorizing NYS to send along Trump’s tax returns to Congress upon request passed the Assembly, meaning that it heads to Cuomo’s desk.

The State Senate passed the bill earlier this month.

If Congress requests tax information from NYS, it means the NYS Department of Tax and Finance will be able to provide Congress with the NY tax returns that are essentially based on the federal returns (there are differences in how NYS tax obligations are taxed versus the federal tax, but the worksheets and computations would be a look at Trump’s financial picture in a way Trump doesn’t want revealed).

I understand the anti-double jeopardy loophole bill moved forward too - cant find a cite right now

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 22, 2019 • 11:06:42am

I can’t help but imagine Digit getting kicked down a lot of stairwells.
While Scout, and his FedEx cousin will likely get flipped over on sidewalks by bands of hooligans.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2019 • 11:07:21am

re: #26 DangerMan

That’s correct.

A06653 Summary:
BILL NO A06653

SAME AS SAME AS S04572

SPONSOR Lentol

Add §40.51, CP L

Authorizes prosecution where a person receives a presidential reprieve, pardon or other form of clemency when certain conditions are met.
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A06653 Actions:
BILL NO A06653

03/14/2019 referred to codes
05/21/2019 reported referred to rules
05/21/2019 reported
05/21/2019 rules report cal.62
05/21/2019 substituted by s4572
S04572 AMEND= KAMINSKY
03/15/2019 REFERRED TO CODES
04/08/2019 1ST REPORT CAL.394
04/09/2019 2ND REPORT CAL.
04/10/2019 ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
05/08/2019 PASSED SENATE
05/08/2019 DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
05/08/2019 referred to codes
05/21/2019 substituted for a6653
05/21/2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.62
05/21/2019 passed assembly
05/21/2019 returned to senate

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  May 22, 2019 • 11:10:47am

Well, Rick Wilson, the progenitor of “Everything Trump Touches Dies” (aka #ETTD),
says that Pelosi’s plan is working: Pelosi’s Strategy Is Working, and Trump Is One Step Closer to Being F*cked

I’ve been a deep skeptic of impeachment as a political strategy, putting me solidly in the Nancy Pelosi go-slow camp. I’ve argued time and again that the smart play is IIABN: Impeachment in All but Name, but the great beast of Washington shambles ever forward, its ponderous, inexorable tread leading it toward the inevitable impeachment proceedings against Donald John Trump, 45th president of the United States.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 11:10:56am

re: #19 NO SMOCKING GUN!

But he is not Drew Carey, who he bears a resemblance to.

I thought the same thing.

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 11:11:56am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 11:12:39am

re: #27 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I can’t help but imagine Digit getting kicked down a lot of stairwells.
While Scout, and his FedEx cousin will likely get flipped over on sidewalks by bands of hooligans.

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Dog attacks.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  May 22, 2019 • 11:12:59am

re: #29 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Well, Rick Wilson, the progenitor of “Everything Trump Touches Dies” (aka #ETTD),
says that Pelosi’s plan is working: Pelosi’s Strategy Is Working, and Trump Is One Step Closer to Being F*cked

Teri Kanefield agrees.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  May 22, 2019 • 11:13:31am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

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Let’s see how bad he gets by the end of day today, if this is where he’s at right now.

The definition of sundowning:

When someone is sundowning, they may be:

Agitated (upset or anxious)
Restless
Irritable
Confused
Disoriented
Demanding
Suspicious
They also may:

Yell
Pace
Hear or see things that aren’t there
Have mood swings

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2019 • 11:15:57am

re: #27 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

I can’t help but imagine Digit getting kicked down a lot of stairwells.
While Scout, and his FedEx cousin will likely get flipped over on sidewalks by bands of hooligans.

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Yesterday, one my students messaged me, “Have you seen that creepy little sales assistant robot at T-Mobile?”

I saw it today, and I thought it was really neat. Wheeled up to me, said “Hello; what kind of help do you need today?” (well, in Czech obviously) and I replied (in Czech), “I’m just looking today, thanks.”

I don’t know why my student thought it was creepy - I thought was cool as hell. Little robotic sales assistant - one of the human T-Mobile assistants explained that it can give you a basic rundown of promo phone features and direct you to a human rep if you have more specific questions or for matters regarding billing.

Welcome to the future.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 11:17:12am

re: #34 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown {HD}

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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 11:19:39am

re: #34 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Hear or see things that aren’t there

“No collusion!”

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Interesting Times  May 22, 2019 • 11:20:32am

re: #33 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Sorry, I’m still in Kendzior’s camp:

What good are actions that don’t result in actual consequences to this creep and his cronies? They’re all still in power, plundering the country at will. No one has even faced meaningful punishment for defying congressional subpoenas.

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Mike Lamb  May 22, 2019 • 11:22:17am

re: #16 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh he’s a brick…house…

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Drew Carey is the wall guy?

Edit: Too damn slow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 11:22:59am

re: #38 Interesting Times

Sorry, I’m still in Kendzior’s camp:

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What good are actions that don’t result in actual consequences to this creep and his cronies? They’re all still in power, plundering the country at will. No one has even faced meaningful punishment for defying congressional subpoenas.

“as if Trump remotely cares what Pelosi say”

Pretty much obvious that he cares a great deal about what she says

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makeitstop  May 22, 2019 • 11:25:14am

re: #16 Joe Bacon 🌹

Oh he’s a brick…house…

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Is that Drew Carey? If not, the guy could be his stunt double.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 11:25:18am
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EPR-radar  May 22, 2019 • 11:25:37am

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

“as if Trump remotely cares what Pelosi say”

Pretty much obvious that he cares a great deal about what she says

Doing the substance of impeachment hearings without calling them that works for me.

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 11:26:06am

re: #38 Interesting Times

Sorry, I’m still in Kendzior’s camp:

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What good are actions that don’t result in actual consequences to this creep and his cronies? They’re all still in power, plundering the country at will. No one has even faced meaningful punishment for defying congressional subpoenas.

she / they are doing two things at the same time
- publicly jabbing him with a pointy stick
- quietly building a mountain of incontrovertible/spinless evidence
(spinless, not spineless)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 11:26:14am

this is shaping up to be one really really bad day for the moron

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Teukka  May 22, 2019 • 11:26:19am

re: #18 gocart mozart

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Belafon  May 22, 2019 • 11:26:31am

re: #40 Backwoods_Sleuth

“as if Trump remotely cares what Pelosi say”

Pretty much obvious that he cares a great deal about what she says

The DOJ backed down on Schiff’s subpoena and has agreed to deliver documents he’s requested.

As for “punishing” Trump, we’re screwed until the election. THE. SENATE. WILL. NOT. CONVICT. Trump will get charged after he leaves office, but impeachment is not going to remove him from office.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  May 22, 2019 • 11:27:04am

re: #33 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Teri Kanefield agrees.

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This really dovetails with my experience working with law enforcement investigations. Things are done methodically; you don’t jump from evidence right to punishment, much as we might all want that to be the case.

It’s like getting a freak out of a house that he’s barricaded himself in. Methodically surround the property. Cover the escape routes. Start making it more uncomfortable for the freak to stay that it is to leave.

I think the long-term goal is to get Trump to just crack and either resign, or do something so rash that removing him becomes a no-brainer. The GOP wants to get rid of him - he’s going to cost them their seats - but their Deplorable hard-core base is all “Ride Or Die” for Don the Con.

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lawhawk  May 22, 2019 • 11:27:17am

Impeachment requires investigations by Congress - specifically the House.

Those are underway. Mueller’s report is a roadmap for investigations and more.
NYS is giving House Democrats the end run around Trump blocking IRS release of his federal returns, by passing (still awaiting Cuomo signature) bill allowing Congress to get state tax returns upon request. Trump wont be able to block that - and we’d get the financial information that Trump has been trying to block all along.

Financial crimes are at the heart of Trumpworld. It’s what Cohen admitted to, and what the SDNY found as they identified Trump engaged in money laundering (federal felony) as an unindicted coconspirator. We forget that in the midst of everything else.

Mueller found obstruction of justice - impeachable offenses. They’re also worthy of indictment but for DOJ rules against indicting a sitting president.

Each of the House committees investigating Trumpworld are digging up new dirt, finding new obstruction, and making the case.

It’s not quick or easy - or something that will wrap up in an hour like Law and Order compressing everything from the crime to trial into an hour procedural.

I’m thinking that the critical mass for impeachment will come this summer - August. It mirrors what happened with Watergate, but we’ve got all the factors in play. Trump isn’t popular, his crimes are known, the GOP is obstructing and enabling on behalf of Trump, Congressional GOPers are likely to get caught in the obstruction charges too.

The thing that might cause things to break faster would be Mueller testifying to Congress directly. Hearing him talk, as opposed to letting his barr-dowlerized report do the talking, would be more persuasive and provide the soundbites to counter Trump’s nonsensical ravings of a lunatic mind.

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 11:28:26am

re: #48 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

This really dovetails with my experience working with law enforcement investigations. Things are done methodically; you don’t jump from evidence right to punishment, much as we might all want that to be the case.

It’s like getting a freak out of a house that he’s barricaded himself in. Methodically surround the property. Cover the escape routes. Start making it more uncomfortable for the freak to stay that it is to leave.

I think the long-term goal is to get Trump to just crack and either resign, or do something so rash that removing him becomes a no-brainer. The GOP wants to get rid of him - he’s going to cost them their seats - but their Deplorable hard-core base is all “Ride Or Die” for Don the Con.

+2

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 22, 2019 • 11:29:40am

re: #46 Teukka

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Nigel is afraid of a cream rinse!

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  May 22, 2019 • 11:31:57am

re: #36 Eclectic Cyborg

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Video

Thanks for this - one of my favorite tunes to sing to my wife when we’re outside at the end of day, and feeling OK.

Bonus: It was shot at Matador Canyon Beach, up the coast in Malibu, almost to County Line. One of my favorite spots - you hike down into a U-shaped cove, utterly isolated from the rest of the world, which is why it’s so popular for filming (keeps the walk-through looky-loos and dickheads out).

It’s also clothing-optional, which is why many years ago, I used it as a location to shoot nudes of aspiring models.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 11:33:39am

re: #52 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

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lawhawk  May 22, 2019 • 11:34:48am

Unfu….

Nope.

Totally fucking believable:

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makeitstop  May 22, 2019 • 11:35:09am

re: #38 Interesting Times

What good are actions that don’t result in actual consequences to this creep and his cronies? They’re all still in power, plundering the country at will. No one has even faced meaningful punishment for defying congressional subpoenas.

And if they started impeachment hearings tomorrow, none of what they’re doing would stop.

Pelosi is playing this one right, IMHO.

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Weaselone  May 22, 2019 • 11:35:30am

re: #38 Interesting Times

Impeachment doesn’t really do any of these things either, nor will it have any impact on Trump’s henchlings running and looting and burning things. Only kicking the entire lot out of office does that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 11:35:58am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 11:38:02am

re: #54 lawhawk

Unfu….

Nope.

Totally fucking believable:

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So you might say Michael Avenatti just…screwed a porn star.

YEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

(…I’ll see myself out now)

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  May 22, 2019 • 11:38:10am

re: #56 Weaselone

Impeachment doesn’t really do any of these things either, nor will it have any impact on Trump’s henchlings running and looting and burning things. Only kicking the entire lot out of office does that.

Thus the investigations into all the other rats, which will reveal the extent and nature of the damage they’re doing to the country.

Start connecting letting Trump run wild with things actually hurting blue-collar people in the midwest - the way the ongoing tariffs fight is killing two dairy farms PER DAY in Wisconsin - and the support for El Trumpo starts to steadily erode…

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451_Montag  May 22, 2019 • 11:39:45am

re: #34 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Let’s see how bad he gets by the end of day today, if this is where he’s at right now.

The definition of sundowning:

Youtube Video

Hawkwind….. oh yes

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 11:40:41am

re: #60 451_Montag

Uhhh, probably needs an NSFW tag.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 22, 2019 • 11:42:14am

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

@girlsreallyrule
Make no mistake, Nancy Pelosi just basically said “Bless His Heart.”

LOL
That’s what I thought of as soon as I read the “I pray for the President and the United States of America” line

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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 11:43:25am
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451_Montag  May 22, 2019 • 11:43:49am

re: #61 Eclectic Cyborg

Uhhh, probably needs an NSFW tag.

Lollipops

Sorry out that!

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  May 22, 2019 • 11:44:03am

It’s up to Pelosi, Schumer and the congressional dems to keep making the case that Trump, his corrupt cronies and his disastrous know-nothing policies are making people’s lives worse.

It’s the same fight that is going on with Trump’s butt-buddy, Vlad Putin in Russia. My friends there refer to it as “an argument between the TV and the refrigerator.” As in, the Putin-controlled TV stations tell them everything is fine, couldn’t be better, WINNING, DUH! …

… but the empty fridge tells them that they are hungry, their job is shit and the country is going to hell in a handbasket.

And so how can we square the difference between Russia’s objective reality with the optimism of its people? Which is the real Russia? In many respects, they both are. The way people feel about their standard of living is often as important as the reality of their “objective” conditions. If a person is afraid to walk the streets at night, it can be as debilitating to their quality of life as living in a high-crime area even if, in reality, crime rates are low. The perception of a problem (however unfounded) can be as crippling as the reality. In Russia, the opposite is true. Putin’s increasingly muscular approach to foreign policy — and his effective modern-day propaganda machine — diverts Russians’ attention from their deteriorating living standards.

But the wide gulf between perception and reality can only be sustained for so long.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 11:46:54am

re: #65 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

I feel right now that a lot of things in this country are in a very delicate balance and that it wouldn’t take much to start a significant domino effect.

In other words: Shit could get real…quickly.

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Citizen K  May 22, 2019 • 11:48:09am

re: #65 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

But the wide gulf between perception and reality can only be sustained for so long.

The problem comes when you have to put blame on someone. And it’s terrifyingly easy to blame scapegoats and let the people in power skate off to mess things up even further because perception still colors reality. Sure, there’s a problem, but don’t you see, it’s not the leaders’ fault, it’s that devilish, evil OTHER.

1984 kinda did the deep dive into how easy it was to distract people from problems by not just lying about the existence of problems, but making sure the people had an easy boogeyman to blame for the problems they couldn’t simply ignore away.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 11:49:18am
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2019 • 11:49:19am

JFC now the official White House account is Tweeting insane shit.

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451_Montag  May 22, 2019 • 11:49:19am

re: #64 451_Montag

Lollipops

Sorry out that!

I have no idea why I typed lollipops. Kindle fire… not good

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lawhawk  May 22, 2019 • 11:49:52am
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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2019 • 11:50:36am

For some reason, this struck me as uproariously funny.

Youtube Video

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 11:51:00am

re: #59 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Thus the investigations into all the other rats, which will reveal the extent and nature of the damage they’re doing to the country.

Start connecting letting Trump run wild with things actually hurting blue-collar people in the midwest - the way the ongoing tariffs fight is killing two dairy farms PER DAY in Wisconsin - and the support for El Trumpo starts to steadily erode…

this is also important:

- you go after trump now with impeachment, and even win
- then what about the rest of them? would enough people say, good, I’m tired, done?
trying to - rightfully- continue to clean house after that would be difficult - it would be much harder to go after them sequentially
- easier to tie some of them directly to him and his activities now - as part of the obstruction/consipracies/cover-ups etc

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lawhawk  May 22, 2019 • 11:51:28am

re: #69 The Vicious Babushka

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garzooma  May 22, 2019 • 11:52:01am

re: #59 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Start connecting letting Trump run wild with things actually hurting blue-collar people in the midwest - the way the ongoing tariffs fight is killing two dairy farms PER DAY in Wisconsin - and the support for El Trumpo starts to steadily erode…

Speaking of which, I haven’t seen much notice of Trump’s endorsement of hiring undocumented immigrants:

I used it when I built the hotel down the road on Pennsylvania Avenue. I use a very strong E-Verify system. And we would go through 28 people - 29, 30 people before we found one that qualified.
[…]
So it’s a very tough thing to ask a farmer to go through that. So in a certain way, I speak against myself, but you also have to have a world of some practicality.

So there you have it: E-Verify is too much trouble. Just hire anyone, here legally or not.

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Marsupial  May 22, 2019 • 11:52:27am

re: #41 makeitstop

Drew Carey would NEVER! I was concerned for a while, since he’s got a Libertarian streak, but he’s also a good person.

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ipsos  May 22, 2019 • 11:52:57am

re: #69 The Vicious Babushka

JFC now the official White House account is Tweeting insane shit.

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Who do we think is tweeting? Scavino?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 11:57:43am
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Mescalero  May 22, 2019 • 11:59:23am

If you ever wanted James Taylor to give you a guitar lesson, wish granted.

And there is a link in there to YouTube for the rest.

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Jay C  May 22, 2019 • 11:59:24am

re: #65 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

It’s up to Pelosi, Schumer and the congressional dems to keep making the case that Trump, his corrupt cronies and his disastrous know-nothing policies are making people’s lives worse.

Quite right, in theory: but in practice, the major stumbling-block to that case-making having much/any effect on the electorate in general is Trump’s (and his GOP enablers’) seemingly bottomless capacity for blame-shifting: assuring their audience that any/all problems in this country are Someone Else’s Fault: and always Someone Who Isn’t “Us” (the Chinese, the Europeans, illegal aliens, Latino gangs, etc.) And, of course, that classic standby: the Godless Baby-Killer Communistic Elitist Librulz Who Hate America: i.e., any random Democrat.

The worst part of it, though, is that transparent and ludicrous as this approach may be, there are vast numbers of voters in the country who eat this stuff up, and are in complete agreement. And never think to question any of it. It may be a fundamental problem of human nature, but the biggest problem is that Democrats tend to appeal to peoples’ self-interest; Republicans tend to appeal to their hates. And we’ve seen where that has gotten us….

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 11:59:56am

re: #75 garzooma

Speaking of which, I haven’t seen much notice of Trump’s endorsement of hiring undocumented immigrants:

So there you have it: E-Verify is too much trouble. Just hire anyone, here legally or not.

this here is bullshit

And we would go through 28 people - 29, 30 people before we found one that qualified.

- first, when he says ‘we’ he means not him. he wouldnt be doing any of this and wouldnt give a crap. likely wouldnt even know what line staffing problems there were
- second, the percentages arent nearly that high - 30 undocumented workers to 1 with papers?
- third, what did you do with the info on what must have been hundreds of unqualified applicants? prove it. any of it.

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 12:01:14pm
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Mescalero  May 22, 2019 • 12:13:53pm

re: #83 gocart mozart

Or handfuls of corn flakes….

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes. They’re Gr-r-reat!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 12:14:44pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 22, 2019 • 12:15:10pm

re: #38 Interesting Times

“Impeachment hearings actually threaten all three of these things Trump cares about. Attempted jibes do not.”

Nancy is setting him up. He rises to these jibes and starts to expose more of his vulnerabilities.

It is all about timing and taking him down hard and not leaving his supporters time or opportunity to distance themselves.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 12:15:56pm
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lawhawk  May 22, 2019 • 12:17:30pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 22, 2019 • 12:18:57pm
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Hecuba's daughter  May 22, 2019 • 12:19:53pm

re: #69 The Vicious Babushka

JFC now the official White House account is Tweeting insane shit.

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It’s not crazy; it’s just messaging their deplorable base who worship at his feet. If the administration doesn’t do that constantly, the base might start listening to other sources or may become disheartened and decide to abstain from voting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 12:21:55pm

re: #90 Hecuba’s daughter

It’s not crazy; it’s just messaging their deplorable base who worship at his feet. If the administration doesn’t do that constantly, the base might start listening to other sources or may become disheartened and decide to abstain from voting.

This is one instance where the WH can multi-task…they can be crazy and message their deplorable base at the same time.

Matter of fact, the two are not remotely mutually exclusive.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 22, 2019 • 12:23:42pm

re: #82 DangerMan

this here is bullshit

- first, when he says ‘we’ he means not him. he wouldnt be doing any of this and wouldnt give a crap. likely wouldnt even know what line staffing problems there were
- second, the percentages arent nearly that high - 30 undocumented workers to 1 with papers?
- third, what did you do with the info on what must have been hundreds of unqualified applicants? prove it. any of it.

You know why they couldn’t hire Americans? Their pay for the position was too low.

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garzooma  May 22, 2019 • 12:26:56pm

re: #82 DangerMan

this here is bullshit

- first, when he says ‘we’ he means not him. he wouldnt be doing any of this and wouldnt give a crap. likely wouldnt even know what line staffing problems there were
- second, the percentages arent nearly that high - 30 undocumented workers to 1 with papers?
- third, what did you do with the info on what must have been hundreds of unqualified applicants? prove it. any of it.

Even better: he’s lying to encourage employers to higher undocumented immigrants rather than citizens and legal residents.

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Sir John Barron  May 22, 2019 • 12:29:53pm

re: #85 Backwoods_Sleuth

Such a delicate flower

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 12:34:37pm

good fucking grief…these morons

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 12:35:02pm

re: #88 lawhawk

BREAKING @SpeakerPelosi says she hoped to give the president an opportunity for an achievement on infrastructure “for some reason…he could not match the greatness of the challenge…he just took a pass”.

they should announce a meeting every day
we’re here, we’re ready, we’re working
invite the prez personally and publicly every day
sit down at a table, door open, chair empty and wait

give him an hour. if he doesnt show, televise the adjournment (yet again)

like the barr hearing with the fried chicken, without the chicken

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Belafon  May 22, 2019 • 12:37:00pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…these morons

Yep. I’m thinking the other Seals are pretty good people to listen to.

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 12:37:42pm

re: #92 Hecuba’s daughter

You know why they couldn’t hire Americans? Their pay for the position was too low.

like i say, americans will do any job. what they won’t do is work
- for low wages / no credit for employer responsible taxes
- for no overtime
- in an unreasonable or unsafe work environment

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wrenchwench  May 22, 2019 • 12:40:24pm

re: #96 DangerMan

they should announce a meeting every day
we’re here, we’re ready, we’re working
invite the prez personally and publicly every day
sit down at a table, door open, chair empty and wait

give him an hour. if he doesnt show, televise the adjournment (yet again)

like the barr hearing with the fried chicken, without the chicken

If they set a platter from one of his greet-the-champions-of-of-football banquets in front of the empty chair, it will be extra-poignant when he doesn’t show. Then they all dig in.

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 12:40:31pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…these morons

Brian Kilmeade says critics of Trump’s plans to pardon war criminals

this guy has weaponized pardons
he throws them around politically like mardi gras beads

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 22, 2019 • 12:40:42pm

re: #95 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief…these morons

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Talky Tomi wouldn’t last 10 seconds in Basic Training.

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 12:41:39pm

re: #99 wrenchwench

If they set a platter from one of his greet-the-champions-of-of-football banquets in front of the empty chair, it will be extra-poignant when he doesn’t show. Then they all dig in.

i defer ;-)

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wrenchwench  May 22, 2019 • 12:43:35pm

re: #102 DangerMan

i defer ;-)

Different show each day. Just like reality

TV.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 22, 2019 • 12:44:21pm

re: #99 wrenchwench

If they set a platter from one of his greet-the-champions-of-of-football banquets in front of the empty chair, it will be extra-poignant when he doesn’t show. Then they all dig in.

Half a dozen Big Macs, Filet O Fish and a couple Super Sized Fries and Diet Coke’s on that platter…

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steve_davis  May 22, 2019 • 12:46:29pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

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this would have been the time I would have probably gotten into trouble with the coverup: (ultrasound) “is it a boy or a girl?” “It appears to be half-a-dozen puppies. Can’t tell the breed, obviously.”

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 12:49:49pm

two interesting polls:

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that American voters support requiring background checks for all gun buyers, 94% to 4%.

Voters also support stricter gun laws in the U.S. by 61% to 34%. Republicans, gun owners and voters in households where there is a gun are the only listed groups opposed.

A new Quinnipiac poll finds 28% of American voters say abortion should be legal in all cases, while 32% say abortion should be legal in most cases and just 27% say abortion should be illegal in most cases and 8% say it should be illegal in all cases.

The survey also found that voters agree 65% to 27% with the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision.

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 12:50:36pm

re: #104 Joe Bacon 🌹

Half a dozen Big Macs, Filet O Fish and a couple Super Sized Fries and Diet Coke’s on that platter…

as long as it’s not kfc. then he might show up

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 12:51:12pm

re: #99 wrenchwench

If they set a platter from one of his greet-the-champions-of-of-football banquets in front of the empty chair, it will be extra-poignant when he doesn’t show. Then they all dig in.

set that platter under a cardboard box propped up by a stick…

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 12:51:48pm

yeeeeeouch

“I think Bill Barr has all the duplicity of Rudy Giuliani without all the good looks and general likability of Rudy Giuliani.”

— House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff

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wrenchwench  May 22, 2019 • 12:53:21pm

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

set that platter under a cardboard box propped up by a stick…

Officer Edith by the door…

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 22, 2019 • 12:53:40pm
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KGxvi  May 22, 2019 • 12:54:20pm

re: #106 DangerMan

There are a whole host of issues where the debate and discussion in DC is wholly different from the discussion in the nation writ large.

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KGxvi  May 22, 2019 • 12:55:18pm

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

set that platter under a cardboard box propped up by a stick…

It’s going to be amazing when they use Chinese finger cuffs for his frog march out of the White House.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 1:04:15pm

re: #109 DangerMan

and THAT’s how you piss off Republican men. Insult their appearance and/or profession of manliness.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 1:04:18pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 1:05:20pm

hump day is getting an entire new meaning…

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2019 • 1:08:44pm

I see that, since it’s a day ending in “Y”,” Donny has had one of his public freakouts and is blathering shit that every one of his predecessors would respond to with “Bitch, please!”

Just another glorious Infrastructure Week.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 1:08:49pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

And now their asses are covered legally.

INCOMING!

:P

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2019 • 1:09:44pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

Infrastructure week!

Good to see that bit of news.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 22, 2019 • 1:13:28pm

re: #14 gocart mozart

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 22, 2019 • 1:14:26pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sure. They can. But will they?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 1:14:42pm

“Return of the man-baby”

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 1:15:32pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

Breaking: Judge says Deutsche Bank, Capital One can give Trump financial records to House Democrats, CNBC

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 1:15:48pm

re: #121 GlutenFreeJesus

Sure. They can. But will they?

Deutsch already said they would, they just needed a supoenna

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Dr Lizardo  May 22, 2019 • 1:19:35pm

Well, time to call it a night. Have a good one, Lizards.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 1:21:11pm
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makeitstop  May 22, 2019 • 1:26:31pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

Deutsch already said they would, they just needed a supoenna

I thought that was his accounting firm who said that?

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makeitstop  May 22, 2019 • 1:28:44pm
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2019 • 1:28:49pm

“Both sides” GTFOH

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 1:28:51pm

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Return of the man-baby”

oh dear, dearie me. apparently judge ramos read this from QUINN v. UNITED STATES:

There can be no doubt as to the power of Congress, by itself or through its committees, to investigate matters and conditions relating to contemplated legislation. This power, deeply rooted in American and English institutions, is indeed co-extensive with the power to legislate. Without the power to investigate - including of course the authority to compel testimony, either through its own processes or through judicial trial - Congress could be seriously handicapped in its efforts to exercise its constitutional function wisely and effectively.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 1:30:41pm

re: #127 makeitstop

I thought that was his accounting firm who said that?

Deutsch did not oppose the supoena, the trump family tried to quash it

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Jay C  May 22, 2019 • 1:30:50pm

re: #130 DangerMan

Congress could be seriously handicapped in its efforts to exercise its constitutional function wisely and effectively.

A feature, not a bug - to some….

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 1:30:53pm

over and under on how long after dox releases that trump sues Deutche bank and Mazars

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2019 • 1:32:22pm

re: #129 The Vicious Babushka

“Both sides” GTFOH

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There’s no “both sides” to it. Pelosi spoke her mind and Donny had a shit fit and declared in his most dictatorial fashion that there would be no treaty, no vaccine, and no Lieutenant Yar.

Wait, sorry, had Trek flashbacks for a second there.

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 1:32:24pm

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2019 • 1:37:56pm

There were Republicans lining up in the weeks before Nov ‘16 declaring that if Hillary won, she’d be under investigation practically from Day One and nothing she proposed would get any traction in Congress. Yet the press never seemed to present that as anything but further proof over why a Trump presidency would be preferable, that “Even if you don’t like him, at least Congress will be doing its job.”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 22, 2019 • 1:39:56pm

[Promoted post]
A game-changer for treating PTSD?

StarTribune: Nightware gets FDA “breakthrough designation” for studies of PTSD-related app

Minneapolis-based NightWare, developer of a “smartwatch therapeutic” for those with PTSD-driven traumatic nightmares, has received “breakthrough therapy designation” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its development-stage application.

NightWare also is launching two clinical trials for its digital intervention, one of which is being conducted within Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.

“We’re FDA regulated but because this is a low-risk treatment, digital-therapeutic, we are enrolling for a virtual clinical trial and anyone in the United States can enroll [at nightware.com],” CEO Grady Hannah said Wednesday.

Hannah said Nightware has been running on several-hundred thousand in invested capital since 2017 and that the app was invented by a computer science graduate student in 2016.

“[Breakthrough status] is a really nice thing…because we have, internally, had a lot of discussions around the reasons why we thought this was a significant and important advance in medical technology,” Dr. Daniel Karlin, chief medical officer at NightWare, told MobiHealthNews. “We’re engaged with the agency in trying to generate a body of evidence that doesn’t just show efficacy, but shows efficacy versus sham, versus placebo … and we’re doing it quickly because among veterans with PTSD, there’s a suicide per hour. We believe that this may reduce suicide, so we have an obligation to get this to folks as fast as we can.”

NightWare’s product is an app for the Apple watch that uses the device’s biometric sensors to monitor the sleeping wearer’s heart rate and movement, he said. Within just a night or two of sleep, the app’s machine learning component is trained to detect when the wearer is distressed by a nightmare. At this point the smartwatch vibrates to interrupt the wearer’s dreaming, but not enough to wake them up or disrupt their circadian sleep pattern.

‘tis a shame they didn’t include Samsung’s Gear/Galaxy Watches….

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KGxvi  May 22, 2019 • 1:40:40pm

re: #136 Targetpractice

There were Republicans lining up in the weeks before Nov ‘16 declaring that if Hillary won, she’d be under investigation practically from Day One and nothing she proposed would get any traction in Congress. Yet the press never seemed to present that as anything but further proof over why a Trump presidency would be preferable, that “Even if you don’t like him, at least Congress will be doing its job.”

Rubber stamping every whim of the president is most definitely not Congress doing its damn job.

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 1:42:37pm
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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 1:44:29pm
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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2019 • 1:47:59pm

Come out already Bryan. You will be a happy man. Stop denying what you are.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2019 • 1:50:44pm

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

Come out already Bryan. You will be a happy man. Stop denying what you are.

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I’m guessing the “worse” part is that Buttigieg wouldn’t pretend to be an evangelical and do the bidding of televangelists for votes.

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Belafon  May 22, 2019 • 1:51:06pm

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

Come out already Bryan. You will be a happy man. Stop denying what you are.

Because violating a commandment is not nearly as bad as violating some vaguely worded section of the Bible.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 1:52:16pm

it must be bird day here in TheBackwoods…I just ran off a pileated woodpecker who was trying to excavate the side of my house

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 1:52:54pm

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

Come out already Bryan. You will be a happy man. Stop denying what you are.

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could be a gay adulterous bear…

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2019 • 1:55:09pm
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William Lewis  May 22, 2019 • 1:55:49pm

re: #142 Targetpractice

It would horrify them to have someone who actually walks the walk in office as it did with Carter and Obama.

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 1:58:25pm

re: #140 gocart mozart

John McCain’s better daughter

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 1:59:39pm

re: #139 gocart mozart

Ben Carson claims Democratic lawmakers were using Alinsky tactics against him during yesterday’s hearings:

“If you read Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules for Radicals, that is exactly what they’re doing. Look at rule 5 and rule 13. They don’t even know they’re being used.”

did you read it ben or did someone tell you to say this?

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 1:59:54pm

re: #141 The Vicious Babushka

Come out already Bryan. You will be a happy man. Stop denying what you are.

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So now we’ve gotten to: “Sin is okay as long as you do it with the right people.”

*spit*

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 2:00:38pm

re: #148 gocart mozart

We fucking left the Human Rights Council? Jesus.

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 2:01:01pm

re: #143 Belafon

Because violating a commandment is not nearly as bad as violating some vaguely worded section of the Bible.

“a” commandment?? //

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 2:01:03pm

reposting this again because I really think it’s important:

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Dave In Austin  May 22, 2019 • 2:01:48pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

it must be bird day here in TheBackwoods…I just ran off a pileated woodpecker who was trying to excavate the side of my house

That’s a big pecker that Pileated.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 2:01:48pm

deflect by using law enforcement

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 2:02:35pm

re: #146 The Vicious Babushka

Breaking News: For the second time this week, a federal judge rejected President Trump’s efforts to prevent the release of his financial records

schadenfreude, it’s what’s for dinner

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 2:03:04pm

re: #155 Backwoods_Sleuth

and just look at all the diversity in that room!

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 2:08:05pm
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sagehen  May 22, 2019 • 2:08:58pm

re: #148 gocart mozart

John McCain’s better daughter

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She’s better because she has no genetic relation to any of the rest of them; and her early years experienced extreme non-wealth and non-privilege.

Plus she must have a pretty strong antipathy to Republican pundits and campaign operatives from the 2000 South Carolina primary…

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 2:11:39pm

as im reading about the NY judge’s opinion i had another thought that most of you probably already had

by following the path of all these lawsuits first, the D’s in congress are trying (and succeeding) on pretty well slamming the door on anyone trying these sorts of tactics in the future

- sure, not that someone couldnt try - though that next time it will be even more frivolous than it is now. both judges as much as said not a chance, not even a sliver.

cause we’re not talking fringes. this is mainstream, down the center the basic role of congress

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 2:14:12pm

A couple of Bridget McCain’s retweets

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makeitstop  May 22, 2019 • 2:22:03pm

Wanna read the weirdest story of the week? Here it is - Repair Of Iconic ’60s Era Synthesizer Turns Into Long, Strange Trip For Engineer

For years, an urban legend circulated online and in documentaries, purporting how part of a groundbreaking musical instrument — versions which are stored at a Bay Area university and other institutions — was dipped in a psychedelic drug.

Online chatter detailed how musicians who used the instrument would wet their finger, touch the device, and then lick their finger to get a little bit of mind-expanding inspiration.

Now this supposed myth may turn out to be a reality.

At the helm of KPIX Television, Broadcast Operations Manager Eliot Curtis tackles all sorts of technical problems to keep Channel 5 on the air. Recently however, a strange electrical transmission threw him for a loop. It happened inside his brain.

“It was … felt like I was tripping on LSD,” remarked Curtis.

It turns out that Curtis was indeed tripping on the infamous psychedelic drug known as lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD for short. He got dosed by accident at home in his workshop — in front of his wife.

Those wacky hippies…

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2019 • 2:23:09pm

By the way, this is the second time in six months that Trump has pulled this shit. Folks may remember when he did it last December, starting a meeting with Nancy and Chuck by asking up front if they’d ever agree to give him funding for his wall. They said no, he threw a tantrum, and the shutdown continued forward.

Folks may also remember that, when it all ended, he got exactly “zero” of what he demanded and ended up with the blame for the shutdown.

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2019 • 2:25:34pm
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makeitstop  May 22, 2019 • 2:28:12pm

re: #164 The Vicious Babushka

Deutsche Bank says it will abide by court order compelling it to provide Trump’s financial records to lawmakers

Now we’re getting into danger territory. What’s Trump gonna do to try and stop this, or at least divert attention away from it?

He might do something really fucked up.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 22, 2019 • 2:29:28pm

re: #139 gocart mozart

Alinsky! EVERYBODY DRINK!!!!!!

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 2:29:54pm

re: #162 makeitstop

Wanna read the weirdest story of the week? Here it is - Repair Of Iconic ’60s Era Synthesizer Turns Into Long, Strange Trip For Engineer

Those wacky hippies…

‘the name of the rose’

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 22, 2019 • 2:32:44pm

re: #165 makeitstop

Now we’re getting into danger territory. What’s Trump gonna do to try and stop this, or at least divert attention away from it?

He might do something really fucked up.

At this point, could we even tell if he did?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 2:32:48pm

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 2:35:46pm

re: #165 makeitstop

Now we’re getting into danger territory. What’s Trump gonna do to try and stop this, or at least divert attention away from it?

He might do something really fucked up.

hmm?

i dont think he can stop the tide of the info coming out
except for misdirection or distraction
he could try another suit but it wouldnt have a chance
as i said upthread, mazers and deutche are gonna give over the stuff, then he likely sues them both - and loses both too
i have no doubt they’ve both already notified their insurance carriers

they are both big firms
and winning is nice of course
my experience is it’s not enough to win
best practice is to not get sued in the first place
so when you accept clients, choose those who arent likely to drag you into lawsuits directly or indirectly.

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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 2:36:19pm

re: #168 Blind Frog Belly White

At this point, could we even tell if he did?

what’s that hole in the map where Iran used to be?

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Teukka  May 22, 2019 • 2:38:00pm

re: #165 makeitstop

Now we’re getting into danger territory. What’s Trump gonna do to try and stop this, or at least divert attention away from it?

He might do something really fucked up.

re: #168 Blind Frog Belly White

At this point, could we even tell if he did?

[tinfoil]Or some domestic incident useable as an excuse to… *slaps self*[/tinfoil]

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 2:38:50pm

re: #168 Blind Frog Belly White

At this point, could we even tell if he did?

I think dropping a nuke on Tehran would be pretty noticeable…

EDIT: And I see Dangerman beat me to it.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 22, 2019 • 2:41:22pm

Trump is an idiot if he really believed that all his secrets would stay that way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 2:42:03pm

re: #174 I Would Prefer Not To

Trump is an idiot if he really believed that all his secrets would stay that way.

FTFY

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Jay C  May 22, 2019 • 2:44:31pm

re: #170 DangerMan

hmm?

i dont think he can stop the tide of the info coming out
except for misdirection or distraction
he could try another suit but it wouldnt have a chance
as i said upthread, mazers and deutche are gonna give over the stuff, then he likely sues them both - and loses both too
i have no doubt they’ve both already notified their insurance carriers

they are both big firms
and winning is nice of course
my experience is it’s not enough to win
best practice is to not get sued in the first place
so when you accept clients, choose those who arent likely to drag you into lawsuits directly or indirectly.

“Sues them both”?? How?? - Or more precisely, why? Both Mazars and DB are providing information under subpoena from legitimate courts - What would be Trump’s grounds (outside of his usual lawyer-‘em-to-death harassment tactics) for a suit? Violation of confidentiality? Thin grounds, in my IANAL opinion: and besides, the damage will have been done, as any embarrassing/incriminating evidence will already be in the public domain. Which of course, Trump will categorically disclaim via Twitter, repeatedly…

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 2:48:31pm
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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 2:48:46pm

re: #174 I Would Prefer Not To

Trump is an idiot if he really believed that all his secrets would stay that way.

its looking more and more (to me) like he never thought he would win - it was all just a grift and he would later some how monetize and capitalize on ‘maga’

then at the last minute when the tide turned, what the heck, i’m smarter than all of them - i can do this

then he figured he could do whatever he wanted, so he started running as fast as he could, get as much as he could and then eventually bail - whether that meant resign, impeachment, lose re-election or whatever

the only reason he’s focusing on re-election is because that prevents the indictments - he most def does not want to be doing this

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 2:50:06pm
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DangerMan  May 22, 2019 • 2:54:16pm

re: #176 Jay C

“Sues them both”?? How?? - Or more precisely, why? Both Mazars and DB are providing information under subpoena from legitimate courts - What would be Trump’s grounds (outside of his usual lawyer-‘em-to-death harassment tactics) for a suit? Violation of confidentiality? Thin grounds, in my IANAL opinion: and besides, the damage will have been done, as any embarrassing/incriminating evidence will already be in the public domain. Which of course, Trump will categorically disclaim via Twitter, repeatedly…

- im only playing / guessing (and ianal)
- legitimate grounds? none. he’ll do it anyway (look how totally badly both decisions went against them this week)
- definitely lawyer-them-to-death
- confidentiality wont work because there is no expectation, in fact, dealing with banks and accounting firms there is an understanding that could be compelled to turn your info over to someone else via subpoena or even less.
- most likely - it’ll be the damage that the release caused. he’ll claim they caused it by not ‘resisting’ somehow

and he’ll lose. and if they’re lucky they’ll get costs

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2019 • 2:54:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 2:56:33pm

LOL

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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 3:00:36pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

A false victimization for every occasion.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 3:01:06pm

re: #183 jaunte

A false victimization for every occasion.

and Hillary Clinton would like a word…

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 3:04:09pm
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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 3:05:55pm
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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 3:07:19pm
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Teukka  May 22, 2019 • 3:08:22pm

re: #186 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 3:08:47pm

re: #186 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

AND NO ONE WILL NOTICE!!111!!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 3:09:43pm

re: #188 Teukka

[Embedded content]

Fool me once - Shame on you.

Fool me twice - You don’t get fooled again.

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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 3:13:30pm

president* wags dog frantically.

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Alephnaught  May 22, 2019 • 3:13:36pm

re: #18 gocart mozart

From last night:

(For context, it’s a reference to this song…)

Kelis - Milkshake

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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 3:15:06pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Pentagon will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more American troops to the Middle East to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats.
…..
The officials say no decision has been made and it’s not clear if the White House will approve sending all or just some of the requested forces.
…..
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans have not been formally announced.
…..

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The Vicious Babushka  May 22, 2019 • 3:15:34pm

Dear Lance:
You are a grifter, a con artist, a swindler and a fraud.
Trump is a grifter, a con artist, a swindler, a fraud and an adulterer.
Trump worship is idolatry.
You are an idolator.

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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 3:19:27pm
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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 3:21:25pm
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Dave In Austin  May 22, 2019 • 3:24:48pm
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KGxvi  May 22, 2019 • 3:33:07pm

re: #185 gocart mozart

They were talking about this on the Dan LeBatard Show this morning/afternoon (depending on where you are in the country) and there seemed to be three general points everyone agreed on:

1. if true, Moby way out kicked his coverage
2. he seems to have a very different definition of “dated” than Portman
3. even if it was a couple cups of coffee, most guys would get as much mileage as possible from “I dated Natalie Portman”

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sagehen  May 22, 2019 • 3:35:07pm

If they didn’t have sex, it’s not uncommon for a man to think they were “dating” while the woman thought they were friends…

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 3:35:17pm

re: #198 KGxvi

They were talking about this on the Dan LeBatard Show this morning/afternoon (depending on where you are in the country) and there seemed to be three general points everyone agreed on:

1. if true, Moby way out kicked his coverage
2. he seems to have a very different definition of “dated” than Portman
3. even if it was a couple cups of coffee, most guys would get as much mileage as possible from “I dated Natalie Portman”

Nailed it.

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KGxvi  May 22, 2019 • 3:36:36pm

re: #198 KGxvi

Also, I’ll add, this post of his on Instagram isn’t helping him, even when he tries to be self-deprecating.

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Belafon  May 22, 2019 • 3:38:11pm

The mother of a friend of my wife’s and mine passed away the other day. Our friend needs some help with the memorial costs, mainly cremation. If you can help, that would be great: gofundme.com.

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jaunte  May 22, 2019 • 3:38:31pm

re: #182 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Barefoot Grin  May 22, 2019 • 3:44:52pm

re: #154 Dave In Austin

That’s a big pecker that Pileated.

I once saw a Pixelated Redhead….

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sagehen  May 22, 2019 • 3:44:57pm

Emilia Clarke has some feelings about the GoT finale:

Emilia Clarke Breaks Silence On The Dany Twist In GoT

(and for anybody who thinks it was the worst ending of any series ever… may I just point you to “Forever Knight.”)

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2019 • 3:52:16pm

re: #205 sagehen

Emilia Clarke has some feelings about the GoT finale:

[Embedded content]

(and for anybody who thinks it was the worst ending of any series ever… may I just point you to “Forever Knight.”)

Bad series finales? “These Are The Voyages…,” which Trek fans saw as the final “Fuck You” from a producer and head writer that had run the franchise into the ground and then pissed on the ashes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 3:54:10pm

re: #199 sagehen

If they didn’t have sex, it’s not uncommon for a man to think they were “dating” while the woman thought they were friends…

and vice versa…

O_o

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 22, 2019 • 3:54:37pm

re: #206 Targetpractice

Bad series finales? “These Are The Voyages…,” which Trek fans saw as the final “Fuck You” from a producer and head writer that had run the franchise into the ground and then pissed on the ashes.

Yes, most Trekkers consider the episodes BEFORE that one as the “true” Enterprise finale. That one was really a shame though as previous Trek show finales (in particular “All Good Things…” and “What you leave behind”) were very well done.

I’m not a huge fan of the Lost finale and I’ve always been somewhat middle of the road on the Seinfeld finale. Also, I was never too fond of how The Sopranos ended.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2019 • 3:56:31pm

re: #208 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes, most Trekkers consider the episodes BEFORE that one as the “true” Enterprise finale. That one was really a shame though as previous Trek show finales (in particular “All Good Things…” and “What you leave behind”) were very well done.

I’m not a huge fan of the Lost finale and I’ve always been somewhat middle of the road on the Seinfeld finale. Also, I was never too fond of how The Sopranos ended.

Yeah, HBO has a knack for shitty series finales. Sopranos, True Blood, and now Game of Thrones.

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ipsos  May 22, 2019 • 3:57:59pm

re: #208 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes, most Trekkers consider the episodes BEFORE that one as the “true” Enterprise finale. That one was really a shame though as previous Trek show finales (in particular “All Good Things…” and “What you leave behind”) were very well done.

I’m not a huge fan of the Lost finale and I’ve always been somewhat middle of the road on the Seinfeld finale. Also, I was never too fond of how The Sopranos ended.

“How I Met Your Mother” may have been the worst I’ve ever seen. Pretty much screwed up everything they’d been building up to in the previous seasons. I’m still grouchy about it.

“Six Feet Under,” OTOH, was about as good as it got.

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KGxvi  May 22, 2019 • 4:00:38pm

re: #208 Eclectic Cyborg

Yes, most Trekkers consider the episodes BEFORE that one as the “true” Enterprise finale. That one was really a shame though as previous Trek show finales (in particular “All Good Things…” and “What you leave behind”) were very well done.

I’m not a huge fan of the Lost finale and I’ve always been somewhat middle of the road on the Seinfeld finale. Also, I was never too fond of how The Sopranos ended.

The last season of Lost might be the worst final season ever. Though, I think the last season of True Blood and Game of Thrones are in a close battle for the silver medal.

The actual final episodes in each of those were… not good.

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Targetpractice  May 22, 2019 • 4:01:54pm

re: #210 ipsos

“How I Met Your Mother” may have been the worst I’ve ever seen. Pretty much screwed up everything they’d been building up to in the previous seasons. I’m still grouchy about it.

“Six Feet Under,” OTOH, was about as good as it got.

Yeah, season after season of build-up to a season that teased a finale…that not only killed off the love interest, but then declared that the characters that the series had spent years saying were not cut out to be a couple got back together.

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 4:02:38pm
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Amory Blaine  May 22, 2019 • 4:05:12pm

She goes to another school.

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Jack Burton  May 22, 2019 • 4:06:29pm

re: #206 Targetpractice

Bad series finales? “These Are The Voyages…,” which Trek fans saw as the final “Fuck You” from a producer and head writer that had run the franchise into the ground and then pissed on the ashes.

Yeah. Thinking the GOT ending is that horrible? Allow me to introduce you to the endings of:

Seinfeld
Lost
True Blood
Dexter
The Sopranos
Star Trek Enterprise
The Star Trek TNG Movies (Nemesis)

The list goes on…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 4:14:43pm

re: #209 Targetpractice

Yeah, HBO has a knack for shitty series finales. Sopranos, True Blood, and now Game of Thrones.

A few weeks ago, I gave MrBWS my prediction for the GoT ending.

He said this week that sometimes he hates being married to a writer.

I pretty much predicted every single last one standing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 22, 2019 • 4:16:18pm

re: #211 KGxvi

The last season of Lost might be the worst final season ever. Though, I think the last season of True Blood and Game of Thrones are in a close battle for the silver medal.

The actual final episodes in each of those were… not good.

I think Dallas has the first trophy for worst series ending

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gocart mozart  May 22, 2019 • 4:24:54pm
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Feline Fearless Leader  May 22, 2019 • 6:22:40pm

re: #170 DangerMan

hmm?

i dont think he can stop the tide of the info coming out
except for misdirection or distraction
he could try another suit but it wouldnt have a chance
as i said upthread, mazers and deutche are gonna give over the stuff, then he likely sues them both - and loses both too
i have no doubt they’ve both already notified their insurance carriers

they are both big firms
and winning is nice of course
my experience is it’s not enough to win
best practice is to not get sued in the first place
so when you accept clients, choose those who arent likely to drag you into lawsuits directly or indirectly.

If Trump is going to start slinging around lawsuits left and right I hope his lawyers are getting themselves paid in advance. And if he’s trying to use the public dime to pay for the defense I wonder if a post-presidential lawsuit will come along attempting to regain those costs from my (probably by then worthless) estate. Or at least something that can extract money from the speaking fees he’ll get from his worshipers.


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