Alex Acosta “Resigns,” Trump Immediately Fills Position With Someone Equally Bad or Worse

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This morning Labor Secretary and Jeffrey Epstein deal-maker Alex Acosta “resigned,” and of course he and Donald Trump blamed it on the press, who have been committing the grave sin of reporting on Acosta’s very shady deal with Epstein.

Trump immediately consulted his list of the most rotten people in America, and pulled out the perfect successor to Acosta — Patrick Pizzella, who worked with corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff to enable a brutal sweatshop economy in the US territory of the Mariana Islands.

At a July Senate confirmation hearing, Pizzella said he didn’t remember much about the work he did in the late 1990s to help the Northern Mariana Islands—a US commonwealth 1,500 miles from Japan—defeat a bipartisan effort to rein in a guest worker program that the Labor Department found relied on indentured workers. When Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) asked Pizzella whether he knew about reports of forced abortions and routine beatings at the time, Pizzella replied, “I was not aware of any such thing.” Pressed further, he said reports of abuse by multiple government agencies and newspapers were mere “allegations.”

What Pizzella didn’t say was that he helped lead a public relations campaign to rebrand the islands as a paragon of free-market principles. Between 1996 and 2000, emails and billing records reviewed by Mother Jones show that Pizzella and colleagues organized all-expenses-paid trips to the islands for more than 100 members of Congress, their staffers, and conservative thought leaders. When they got back, Pizzella helped them convince colleagues that the Northern Mariana Islands were, as his old boss Abramoff liked to put it, a “laboratory of liberty.” 

Just another day in the Trump era, filled with corruption, cronyism and crime.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 10:40:07am

How many “Acting” Secretaries does this make now? And that’s with the GOP controlling the Senate and rubberstamping any semi-human troglodyte Trump nominates.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 10:41:43am

re: #1 Blind Frog Belly White

How many “Acting” Secretaries does this make now? And that’s with the GOP controlling the Senate and rubberstamping any semi-human troglodyte Trump nominates.

Even with a rubber stamp from the senate, the nominees would still have to be grilled by Democrats and have potentially unsavory things come to light. That’s what “Acting” avoids.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 10:44:28am

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Even with a rubber stamp from the senate, the nominees would still have to be grilled by Democrats and have potentially unsavory things come to light. That’s what “Acting” avoids.

There’s that, but I think beyond that, Trump doesn’t want to feel that ANYONE has any power to limit or contest his actions and choices. The more “Acting” Secretaries he gets away with, the more “Advise and Consent” becomes irrelevant.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 10:45:59am

re: #3 Blind Frog Belly White

There’s that, but I think beyond that, Trump doesn’t want to feel that ANYONE has any power to limit or contest his actions and choices. The more “Acting” Secretaries he gets away with, the more “Advise and Consent” becomes irrelevant.

This is my worry - that the GOP is governing as if there will never be another Democratic President and/or Democratic President, because they seem completely unconcerned about any of the precedents they’re setting coming back to bite them in the ass.

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 10:46:50am

Trumps cabinet was sure full of a lot of bad picks.

They should get rid of the guy who keeps picking these losers

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2019 • 10:48:54am

re: #1 Blind Frog Belly White

Right now Sec Def, DHS, Labor, and SBA. Throw in Mulvaney doing double duty.

But there’s a crap ton of other positions that are empty/filled with acting persons. That includes Secret Service, CBP, etc.

Brookings (at the link) notes that they only indicate a position once - so if there are multiple nominations, confirmations, and then resignations/firings, it counts only once. Therefore, something like Press Secretary is captured only once. Still, they capture serial departures too: 33% of these “a” team departures are for serial positions.

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gocart mozart  Jul 12, 2019 • 10:51:04am
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 10:58:00am
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marcusgorillius  Jul 12, 2019 • 10:59:23am

One snake leaves the swamp, another one slithers in. “Only the best”

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Charles Johnson  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:01:51am
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Belafon  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:03:16am
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:04:55am

re: #10 Charles Johnson

“Every country they are part of” would be all of them.
en.wikipedia.org

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:05:09am

re: #10 Charles Johnson

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Who could argue with such intelligent banter.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:05:41am

re: #12 jaunte

“Every country they are part of” would be all of them.
en.wikipedia.org

Shhh. Those are facts.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:10:11am

This fellow is obviously bucking for Florida citizenship:

Oklahoma man had uranium, whiskey and rattlesnake in stolen car at time of arrest

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Charles Johnson  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:10:12am
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:11:20am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

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Amash may hate Trump but he’s still a dick.

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:13:07am

re: #13 HappyWarrior

Who could argue with such intelligent banter.

Crackpots .:. Don’t amplify their noise

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:13:37am

re: #17 HappyWarrior

Amash may hate Trump but he’s still a dick.

The enemy of my enemy, etc.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:14:39am

Seems like everyday I hear in my mind the phrase “like a bad penny.”

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:15:45am

re: #4 Blind Frog Belly White

This is my worry - that the GOP is governing as if there will never be another Democratic President and/or Democratic President, because they seem completely unconcerned about any of the precedents they’re setting coming back to bite them in the ass.

They’ve been like that all my 60 some years. That’s why I believe we need to hammer down when the power shifts. We’re dealing with sociopaths.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:16:09am

re: #14 HappyWarrior

Shhh. Those are facts.

Yeah, you need them newfangled alternative facts.

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:19:30am

re: #19 Blind Frog Belly White

The enemy of my enemy, etc.

That’s why I don’t think quoting his criticism of Pelosi makes any sense. He is thoroughly wrong minded. I wouldn’t quote him if he said grass was green.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:21:27am

re: #12 jaunte

“Every country they are part of” would be all of them.
en.wikipedia.org

That include our bosom buddies Saudi Arabia? Seems like the MAGA crowd of Islamophobes doesn’t have a problem with them.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:22:16am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:22:23am
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goddamnedfrank  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:24:12am

re: #15 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This fellow is obviously bucking for Florida citizenship:

Oklahoma man had uranium, whiskey and rattlesnake in stolen car at time of arrest

AintNothingWrongWithThat.gif

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:27:42am

Why the fuck are they delaying Mueller’s testimony?

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:27:42am
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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:28:43am

re: #16 Charles Johnson

Every state has enrollees in the 9/11 victims compensation fund. Every state.

Texas: 1-500 (these are given as a range by the CDC).
Kentucky: 50-99
South Carolina: 500-999
Arizona: 100-499
Maryland: 100-499

These fuckers love to have first responders as backdrops at their photo ops, but heaven forbid that those first responders need health care and coverage for 9/11 related ailments, and they can’t be bothered to help them.

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:29:27am

re: #26 Dave In Austin

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“It’s not the goverment’s place to care for government employees who responded to government orders to a government emergency and were irreparably damaged, most notably by being lied to about risks by same government. I believe in limited government “
Shithead Amash philosophy

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:30:23am

re: #31 Old Liberal

“It’s not the goverment’s place to care for government employees who responded to government orders to a government emergency and were irreparably damaged, most notably by being lied to about risks by same government. I believe in limited government “
Shithead Amash philosophy

Yep.

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:31:45am

Because who needs bees?

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:36:02am

re: #33 lawhawk

Because who needs bees?

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I don’t think I’m afraid of dying although one never knows until the final instant. But I am scared of collapsing environment where every day I debate whether to kill myself rather than wait to starve to death. I might have 20 years left alive and it is possible I’ll see those days. Fucking Republicans.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:36:06am

re: #33 lawhawk

Because who needs bees?

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Don’t worry; we can trust that the chemical industry conducted perfectly objective private studies.

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stpaulbear  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:36:19am

re: #33 lawhawk

Because who needs bees?

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Yea, but the Trump admin just stopped counting bees so it’s OK.

The US Department of Agriculture has suspended data collection for its annual Honey Bee Colonies report, citing cost cuts — a move that robs researchers and the honeybee industry of a critical tool for understanding honeybee population declines, and comes as the USDA is curtailing other research programs.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:37:50am

re: #36 stpaulbear

Yea, but the Trump admin just stopped counting bees so it’s OK.

If we don’t know how many are left, we can quit worrying about it!

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:38:29am

From downstairs to @Lawhawk about Epstein.

re: #197 lawhawk

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Still getting preferential treatment. Why identify assets under seal so the public can’t see what his assets are? Concerned he’d be revealed to be a con artist who lived beyond his means? Or that he’s got far more assets? Ultimately, he should be denied bail no matter what.

On this particular issue, I can understand it. IF (big IF) he really does invest for people, it is possible that they are unaware of what has been ongoing forever. And I think it is unfair for some innocent rich person (which hypothetically is possible) to get smeared in with this asshole.

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:41:00am

re: #38 MsJ

From downstairs to @Lawhawk about Epstein.

On this particular issue, I can understand it. IF (big IF) he really does invest for people, it is possible that they are unaware of what has been ongoing forever. And I think it is unfair for some innocent rich person (which hypothetically is possible) to get smeared in with this asshole.

Ok but then those aren’t HIS assets they are client assets.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:42:42am

re: #39 Old Liberal

Ok but then those aren’t HIS assets they are client assets.

I understand your (and everybody’s) concerns. But I want to wait to see what the judge does with the information. If he releases some or most of it, I would be ok. If it is completely hidden from everyone, then I am fully in your court.

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:42:59am

re: #39 Old Liberal

Ok but then those aren’t HIS assets they are client assets.

Only if he has AR listed as assets would that be in play I think

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:44:55am

re: #40 MsJ

I understand your (and everybody’s) concerns. But I want to wait to see what the judge does with the information. If he releases some or most of it, I would be ok. If it is completely hidden from everyone, then I am fully in your court.

Most likely, if he has accounts with Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo those entities don’t want anyone to know.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:45:54am

re: #38 MsJ

From downstairs to @Lawhawk about Epstein.

On this particular issue, I can understand it. IF (big IF) he really does invest for people, it is possible that they are unaware of what has been ongoing forever. And I think it is unfair for some innocent rich person (which hypothetically is possible) to get smeared in with this asshole.

Years ago this would be true but we’re talking about the current assets controlled by a registered sex offender. So anybody caught up now would have failed to do basic due diligence.

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:47:38am

I think we can all agree that Goldman and Deuschbank and Wells should not be held accountable for anything as they are doing the lords work according to Mr Blankfein.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:48:29am

re: #38 MsJ

From downstairs to @Lawhawk about Epstein.

On this particular issue, I can understand it. IF (big IF) he really does invest for people, it is possible that they are unaware of what has been ongoing forever. And I think it is unfair for some innocent rich person (which hypothetically is possible) to get smeared in with this asshole.

If the theory is true that Epstein acquired his wealth through blackmail or extortion, is it possible that Trump’s fallout with Epstein had to do with Epstein trying to blackmail
him?

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:50:33am

re: #45 Hecuba’s daughter

If the theory is true that Epstein acquired his wealth through blackmail or extortion, is it possible that Trump’s fallout with Epstein had to do with Epstein trying to blackmail
him?

Oh, I get it and I think it is very possible. But to just release everything without review is, to me, what Manning and Snowden did. And I think that’s bullshit.

I am fully on board with releasing the information after it is reviewed.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:53:50am

re: #1 Blind Frog Belly White

How many “Acting” Secretaries does this make now? And that’s with the GOP controlling the Senate and rubberstamping any semi-human troglodyte Trump nominates.

Trump likes “Acting” officials because he thinks this makes them eligible for the Emmys.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:56:03am

re: #47 The Pie Overlord!

Trump likes “Acting” officials because he thinks this makes them eligible for the Emmys.

And they do not have sworn duties.

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:56:04am

re: #47 The Pie Overlord!

Trump likes “Acting” officials because he thinks this makes them eligible for the Emmys.

Can acting cabinet officials vote to remove under 25th Amendment? Enquiring mind.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:58:00am

re: #49 Old Liberal

Can acting cabinet officials vote to remove under 25th Amendment? Enquiring mind.

interesting point, indeed

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 11:59:35am

re: #50 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

interesting point, indeed

As long as we have this senate ain’t nothin gonna happen. But I doubt anyone ever anticipated such a train wreck would befall the republic.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:00:34pm

re: #51 Old Liberal

As long as we have this senate ain’t nothin gonna happen. But I doubt anyone ever anticipated such a train wreck would befall the republic.

Nobody could have anticipated this.

Nor could they have anticipated the New Media Reality that has imposed itself on America.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:02:14pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:03:39pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:05:05pm

Another day, another moment when I realize that a news story that would warrant round-the-clock coverage under a Dem president…won’t even be above the fold of tomorrow’s front page.

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William Lewis  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:05:07pm

re: #52 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Nobody could have anticipated this.

Nor could they have anticipated the New Media Reality that has imposed itself on America.

Oh it was anticipated. From the Wiki on Heinlein’s 1940 (rev 1953) work “If This Goes On”:

The story is set in a future theocratic American society, ruled by the latest in a series of fundamentalist Christian “Prophets”. The First Prophet was Nehemiah Scudder, a backwoods preacher turned President (elected in 2012), then dictator (no elections were held in 2016 or later).

en.wikipedia.org

ETA:

The afterword describes three stories which describe the beginning of the theocracy and subsequent beginnings of rebellion against it. “The Sound of His Wings” would have concerned a televangelist named Nehemiah Scudder who rides a populist, racist wave of support to the Presidency. “Eclipse” describes the subsequent collapse of American society with particular emphasis on the withdrawal from space travel by the new regime.

Our dictator simply was supported by televangelists rather than being one himself.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:09:03pm
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BigPapa  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:10:02pm

re: #57 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

But wasn’t Nathan Bedford Forrest… a Democrat?

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BigPapa  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:11:32pm

Why are all these conservative Banana Republicans honoring all these old racist Democrats? Dinesh?

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wrenchwench  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:12:56pm

People are weird.

Bees are cool.

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:13:55pm

re: #29 goddamnedfrank

Actual quote from the president: “To me free speech is not when you see something good and then you purposefully write bad. To me that’s very dangerous speech and you become angry at it. But that’s not free speech.”

i dont give a rat’s ass what free speech is “to you”

i care what the constitution, courts, and congress say it is, and isn’t.

oh, and: you anal
(figure it out yourself ya knobhead)

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wrenchwench  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:14:05pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

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Retweeted.

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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:15:21pm

re: #57 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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First Grand Wizard of the KKK and commanding officer who oversaw the Fort Pillow Massacre. It would be like Germany declaring “Reinhard Heydrich Day” without the least bit of irony.

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:15:31pm

re: #43 goddamnedfrank

Years ago this would be true but we’re talking about the current assets controlled by a registered sex offender. So anybody caught up now would have failed to do basic due diligence.

ie a google search

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gocart mozart  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:24:25pm
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Skip Intro  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:33:37pm

re: #4 Blind Frog Belly White

This is my worry - that the GOP is governing as if there will never be another Democratic President and/or Democratic President, because they seem completely unconcerned about any of the precedents they’re setting coming back to bite them in the ass.

That, of course, has been the plan all along.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:38:38pm

re: #4 Blind Frog Belly White

This is my worry - that the GOP is governing as if there will never be another Democratic President and/or Democratic President, because they seem completely unconcerned about any of the precedents they’re setting coming back to bite them in the ass.

I think, in part, that they think Democrats won’t do the same thing. And Democrats probably won’t - we actually think governing means something. The question becomes how do we change things so they can’t do it again.

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BeachDem  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:44:06pm

re: #45 Hecuba’s daughter

If the theory is true that Epstein acquired his wealth through blackmail or extortion, is it possible that Trump’s fallout with Epstein had to do with Epstein trying to blackmail
him?

Scratch Les Wexner and I think you have the original source of Epstein’s wealth:

per Forbes, “Leslie Wexner, billionaire founder of The Limited clothing chain, was widely believed to be his benefactor for years and the major source of his wealth.”

Also—in the book “Filthy Rich,” the fact that Les, through the Limited and Victoria’s Secret had access to young women “models” was mentioned. And the creepy story about how it was Epstein who handled getting Les and Abigail to sign their pre-nups, taking a “model” to Les’s office and having his sign it on her stomach totally weirded me out.

Oh, another thing in the book—they (Epstein’s pals and lawyers) tried to discredit one of the accusers by saying she was trying to extort half of Les’s wealth—several billion dollars. It was kinda sketchy about what she supposedly had on Les (or if it even really happened at all) but it was an interesting side thread to the whole story.

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mmmirele  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:47:59pm

re: #17 HappyWarrior

Amash may hate Trump but he’s still a dick.

My congessman (Andy Biggs) is another one of those dicks.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:48:56pm

Time to remove Turkey from NATO.

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KGxvi  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:49:17pm

re: #26 Dave In Austin

@justinamash You need to explain your vote on the #911VictimsFund. The Deficit? Why did you vote no?

My guess would be, like voting against appropriating funds for fixing the water problem in Flint, he doesn’t believe that it should be the purview of the federal government. Instead, he probably believes it should be handled by state/local governments.

One of the problems with the right side of the libertarian spectrum is an insistence of following arcane rules in the face of changed circumstances and societal norms/expectations. In this case, failing to (or rather refusing to) recognize that for a variety of reasons, the federal government now plays a role as a backstop in emergency situations.

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goddamnedfrank  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:49:42pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:49:58pm

re: #66 Skip Intro

That, of course, has been the plan all along.

Indeed. Though the timetable seems to have accelerated in recent years as the demographic reality of America’s future begins to dawn upon them. A party that enjoyed a relatively stable base for much of the latter half of the 20th century now finds that said base is contracting as the older members die off and the younger members dwindle.

The “Tea Party” seems to have been the biggest accelerant, the embrasure of the party’s radical wing driving out those it was grooming to be the next generation of leaders in favor of a very vocal and totally uncontrollable wing of fanatics. That wing’s hold of vital votes killed most of the party’s biggest efforts since 2011 to do much more than “trigger the libs!” Hence the blowing through of former norms, whether it be “reconciliation” or “blue slips,” to try to put something in place that will last longer than the next election cycle. Don’t be surprised if we get to 2021 under a Dem president and find ourselves hearing about how repealing the Trump Tax Cuts will be a “massive” tax increase upon the American people.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 12, 2019 • 12:58:35pm
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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:00:13pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

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“The stupid years”? Well, if that’s what he wishes to dub the Bush Jr years, I’m certainly willing to at least consider the suggestion.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:00:49pm

I’ve been reading so much Adam Serwer I’ve become familiar with his cats, and now one has died and sympathy is a really weird thing….

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:01:28pm

re: #74 Charles Johnson

Trump’s appeal to his base is that he doesn’t make them feel stupid; he speaks in their language.

Which is pretty stupid, but this is part of electorate.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:01:41pm

re: #75 Targetpractice

“The stupid years”? Well, if that’s what he wishes to dub the Bush Jr years, I’m certainly willing to at least consider the suggestion.

So, by ‘the stupid years’ he means years when we deregulated everything and cut taxes on rich people? You know, like he did?

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:07:39pm

re: #77 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Trump’s appeal to his base is that he doesn’t make them feel stupid; he speaks in their language.

Which is pretty stupid, but this is part of electorate.

it’s all a con, as in “i love the poorly educated”

he knows theyre stupid
he knows virtually everything he does hurts them

they do know they are being conned
they dont care

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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:07:51pm

What must be driving Donny into a tizzy is the fact that, despite his “amazing economy” during the “smart years,” he’s still lagging behind Obama in job creation. Few things grate on an ego like knowing that your “accomplishments” are due to the work of others.

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KGxvi  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:10:46pm

re: #78 Blind Frog Belly White

So, by ‘the stupid years’ he means years when we deregulated everything and cut taxes on rich people? You know, like he did?

Knowing Trump, he just means the couple of years where everything got fucked up from excessive deregulation. Because if he does have one skill in life, it’s “not being the guy left holding the bag.”

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KGxvi  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:12:03pm

re: #80 Targetpractice

What must be driving Donny into a tizzy is the fact that, despite his “amazing economy” during the “smart years,” he’s still lagging behind Obama in job creation. Few things grate on an ego like knowing that your “accomplishments” are due to the work of others.

Bold of you to assume he has any idea what job creation numbers were during Obama’s administration… or that he wouldn’t just declare it fake news.

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Ferdinand  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:13:00pm

re: #27 goddamnedfrank

“Oklahoma man had uranium, whiskey and rattlesnake in stolen car at time of arrest.”

Speaking as the proud husband of an Oklahoma woman, I find this headline entirely unsurprising.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:14:15pm

Rattlesnake Whiskey Man is the hero Oklahoma gets, not the hero Oklahoma needs or deserves.

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:16:05pm

re: #83 Ferdinand

“Oklahoma man had uranium, whiskey and rattlesnake in stolen car at time of arrest.”

Speaking as the proud husband of an Oklahoma woman, I find this headline entirely unsurprising.

A man could have quite the time in Vegas with that stuff.

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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:17:19pm

re: #81 KGxvi

Knowing Trump, he just means the couple of years where everything got fucked up from excessive deregulation. Because if he does have one skill in life, it’s “not being the guy left holding the bag.”

It’s a skill which, if most what I’ve read about him is any indication, he came about through years of repeated failures. And it’s a skill that can only get you so far, as the reports of most major banks refusing to lend to him any longer show. Yeah, it’s kept him afloat, but only because he’s sacrificed so much of the boat that he’s left clinging to a piece of driftwood. Really, the only thing that continues to save his ass is the fact that apparently nobody outside his organization has direct access to his finances.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:17:39pm

re: #82 KGxvi

Bold of you to assume he has any idea what job creation numbers were during Obama’s administration… or that he wouldn’t just declare it fake news.

Hey, all the job and economy figures from the Obama Administration were all fake! But the numbers complied under Trump, from the same sources, using the same methodology, and probably the same career Gov’t employees - THOSE are real.

Unless they look bad, in which case Many People Are Saying they’re fake. Indeed, a big, tough guy, with tears in his eyes, said to him, “Sir, sir! These numbers are fake!”

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:18:07pm

re: #84 The Ghost of Quesos Past

—my Whiskey Sense is tingling—

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:18:31pm

re: #86 Targetpractice

It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you fall out of the right hoohaw.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:19:29pm

I always feel much dumber reading excerpts from Trump talking.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:20:36pm

re: #88 The Ghost of Quesos Past

With great power comes great hangovers
, his dying uncle, blind from the methanol, told him.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:20:39pm

re: #72 goddamnedfrank

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FFS.

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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:20:53pm

re: #82 KGxvi

Bold of you to assume he has any idea what job creation numbers were during Obama’s administration… or that he wouldn’t just declare it fake news.

Donny measures so much of his presidency against what Obama accomplished, I don’t doubt for a sec that he spends at least a little time with every new jobs/UE report asking if the numbers finally put him above Obama’s. A guy whose ego is so fragile that he has to inflate his wealth to get a high spot on a meaningless list of “richest people” is going to look for every little way he’s “better” to flout.

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:22:48pm

re: #89 Blind Frog Belly White

hey, i wanted to ask you about the watch i posted pix of last night

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:23:14pm

re: #84 The Ghost of Quesos Past

Rattlesnake Whiskey Man is the hero Oklahoma gets, not the hero Oklahoma needs or deserves.

Am I wrong in thinking this would be an amazing title for a graphic novel series? (NOT based on the original moron)

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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:23:31pm

re: #89 Blind Frog Belly White

It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you fall out of the right hoohaw.

Ayep, every indication is that Donny has been reliant not only on the money of others, but their cleaning up his messes, in order to avoid total bankruptcy. Because every time he’s left to his own devices, whether it’s by battering down the resistance of others or simply firing them in favor of yes-men who will do his bidding for a paycheck, the best he can ever hope for is to break even.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:23:38pm

re: #91 The Ghost of Quesos Past

Rattlesnake Whiskey Man mostly fights corn that’s been genetically modified to rob banks.

But also just regular corn and commercially available corn products.

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:24:52pm

re: #93 Targetpractice

Donny measures so much of his presidency against what Obama accomplished, I don’t doubt for a sec that he spend at least a little time with ever new jobs/UE report asking if the numbers finally put him above Obama’s. A guy whose go is so fragile that he has to inflate his wealth to get a high spot on a meaningless list of “richest people” is going to look for every little way he’s “better” to flout.

well he’s definitely won the ‘acting cabinet post’ war

and the most, er, frugal white house host ever

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:25:04pm

re: #95 Eclectic Cyborg

Am I wrong in thinking this would be an amazing title for a graphic novel series? (NOT based on the original moron)

I would put him in a post apocalyptic universe where one of his deeds is to find uranium.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:25:04pm

re: #94 DangerMan

Search for a “horologist” in your area. Not many around, but you might find one. I know of only one storefront in San Diego county that advertises as such. Or you can go to a jeweler and ask them for a reference to such a person.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:25:22pm

re: #97 The Ghost of Quesos Past

Occasionally he teams up with the dark edgy antihero Moonshine Knight.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:26:16pm

re: #95 Eclectic Cyborg

Am I wrong in thinking this would be an amazing title for a graphic novel series? (NOT based on the original moron)

Sounds like a song title more to me.

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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:26:21pm

Oklahoma Man has seen Florida Man’s bet and raised. How will Florida Man respond?

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SteelPH  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:27:02pm

re: #103 Targetpractice

Oklahoma Man has seen Florida Man’s bet and raised. How will Florida Man respond?

Detonating an actual nuke.
//

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:27:04pm

re: #101 The Ghost of Quesos Past

Occasionally he teams up with the dark edgy antihero Moonshine Knight.

Lord Bourbon, the bumbling but lovable Tony Stark type.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:27:21pm

re: #99 Belafon

I would put him in a post apocalyptic universe where one of his deeds is to find uranium.

There you go. Like a Snake Plissken with an actual snake that goes everywhere with him.

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Targetpractice  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:28:19pm

re: #106 Eclectic Cyborg

There you go. Like a Snake Plissken with an actual snake that goes everywhere with him.

The name’s Plissken.

/

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:28:34pm

re: #105 HappyWarrior

Nah, that’s Copper Still Man.

Also, develop your own cinematic universe. This one’s mine.

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:29:22pm
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Belafon  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:30:25pm

re: #105 HappyWarrior

Lord Bourbon, the bumbling but lovable Tony Stark type.

Ellie from Borderlands would fit better.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:32:17pm
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austin_blue  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:32:20pm

re: #60 wrenchwench

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People are weird.

Bees are cool.

Except for Yellowjackets. They are the assholes of the apian world.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:33:20pm

re: #108 The Ghost of Quesos Past

Nah, that’s Copper Still Man.

Also, develop your own cinematic universe. This one’s mine.

Ha fair nuff.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:33:34pm

re: #111 Charles Johnson

I noticed. I was actually kind of thankful because I can’t stand listening to the man.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:34:20pm

re: #111 Charles Johnson

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There’s a lot he’s done or not done. I’m just going to be happy when he’s gone because we won’t be a complete laughingstock.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:34:39pm

re: #108 The Ghost of Quesos Past

The secret of the Oklahoma Expanded Universe is that all the heroes and villains are just chronic alcoholics who mostly aren’t from Oklahoma.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:34:40pm

re: #114 Eclectic Cyborg

I noticed. I was actually kind of thankful because I can’t stand listening to the man.

His voice makes me want to punch things.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:36:40pm

Rattlesnake Uranium Whiskey Man’s superpower is radiating confidence.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:37:49pm

re: #118 jaunte

Rattlesnake Uranium Whiskey Man’s superpower is radiating confidence.

Being able to command a rattlesnake as a sidekick is pretty awesome.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:40:35pm
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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:41:42pm

re: #119 Belafon

Technically everyone has the power to command a rattlesnake.

The real trick is getting it to comply.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:41:51pm

re: #119 Belafon

Being able to command a rattlesnake as a sidekick is pretty awesome.

Harry Potter could do it.

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:41:53pm

re: #109 lawhawk

Consider this as we look to the Jeff Epstein case and the Trump victims’ allegations (22 of them), and how he too was able to bully his victims into silence. This is how rich and powerful people are able to avoid consequences of their heinous crimes.

sadly this is not new, nor limited to these kinds of cases or just the ‘rich and powerful’

all manner of dangerous and psychopathic people have been threatening and cowering witnesses since probably forever

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SteelPH  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:42:56pm

re: #117 HappyWarrior

His voice makes me want to punch things.

He has this horrible sandpaper voice, it’s so grating.

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garzooma  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:43:13pm

re: #121 The Ghost of Quesos Past

Technically everyone has the power to command a rattlesnake.

The real trick is getting it to comply.

I can call spirits from the vasty deep

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:43:56pm

re: #122 Eventual Carrion

Harry Potter could do it.

Up until Voldemort killed him.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:44:08pm

re: #94 DangerMan

hey, i wanted to ask you about the watch i posted pix of last night

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lawhawk  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:45:00pm

re: #122 Eventual Carrion

Just Slytherin along…

Harry Potter At The Reptile House

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:45:46pm

There he sits, but be warned
it’s too risky.
Don’t touch the man’s snake
and don’t mess with his whiskey.

They say he wanders alone,
from badlands to bars.
And commits heinous acts,
under cover of stars.

He’s got a graying goatee,
A silver patch on one eye.
If you look at him wrong,
kiss your future goodbye.

He wears a black leather jacket,
and some thick, rugged boots.
Four guns strapped on him.
He’s a merciless brute.

He’ll end your livelihood,
He’ll break every bone.
If you should happen upon him,
just leave him alone.

Run as fast
and as far away as you can.
Or feel the wrath
of the Snake Whiskey Man.

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:48:45pm

Ah. Workweek over. Meetings done. Crises averted for the moment.

Life sucked this week. Personally. It’s a shit week all around.

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A hollow voice says, Inpeach...  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:52:40pm

re: #112 austin_blue

Except for Yellowjackets. They are the assholes of the apian world.

Yellow jackets are wasps.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:53:40pm

re: #127 Blind Frog Belly White

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 1:57:23pm

Sure, he starved his own people, threatens millions of others in South Korea and Japan, and now has the technology to drop nukes in our lap, but it’s worth it to see that smile - you know, the one that you see on a used car salesman’s face when you say, “I GOTTA have this car!! Money’s no object!!!”

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danarchy  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:01:55pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

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Looks more like a luchador than a clown.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:02:28pm
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:03:30pm
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:04:21pm
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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:04:29pm

re: #78 Blind Frog Belly White

So, by ‘the stupid years’ he means years when we deregulated everything and cut taxes on rich people? You know, like he did?

Today’s reactionary has no problem denigrating Bush the lesser. It’s very Soviet the way they dismantle the very leaders they worshipped earlier. Revisionist everything.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:05:33pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:05:43pm

re: #36 stpaulbear

Just like how Trump stopped publicizing how many people are killed by American drones overseas. Such a transparent regime.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:06:53pm

re: #134 danarchy

Looks more like a luchador than a clown.

Spider Luchador would definitely meet Stan Lee’s approval.

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ericblair  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:10:14pm

re: #140 Patricia Kayden

Just like how Trump stopped publicizing how many people are killed by American drones overseas. Such a transparent regime.

And you’ll notice how our lefty betters completely stopped giving a shit about it after that other guy left the White House.

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:10:22pm

re: #123 DangerMan

sadly this is not new, nor limited to these kinds of cases or just the ‘rich and powerful’

all manner of dangerous and psychopathic people have been threatening and cowering witnesses since probably forever

And by that you mean the cops who discourage and question reports. They do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to discouraging victims.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:11:15pm

From February:

Out-Of-Work Appalachian Coal Miners Retrained As Beekeepers

Unfortunately, there is no “Big Honey” to lobby on behalf of this industry, though beekeeping itself can be pretty lucrative. The job is starting to gain some prestige too since intelligent people, those who are left, are starting to appreciate that our very lives depend on a healthy and numerous bee population.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:13:12pm

re: #144 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

From February:

Out-Of-Work Appalachian Coal Miners Retrained As Beekeepers

Unfortunately, there is no “Big Honey” to lobby on behalf of this industry, though beekeeping itself can be pretty lucrative. The job is starting to gain some prestige too since intelligent people, those who are left, are starting to appreciate that our very lives depend on a healthy and numerous bee population.

“Big Honey” sounds like a character from Faulkner.

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:14:45pm

re: #127 Blind Frog Belly White

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outstanding.

thanks

and no, i wouldnt dream of going into the guts. i’d be less than clueless
i have a harley tool (rubber mallet).
i used to be able to fix any problem with it ;-)

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:16:24pm

re: #132 Blind Frog Belly White

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gotcha

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DangerMan  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:19:58pm

re: #143 Old Liberal

And by that you mean the cops who discourage and question reports. They do most of the heavy lifting when it comes to discouraging victims.

i was talking about all crimes in general and hadnt considered the cops, though certainly them too

i was just referring to people who (tend to) send other people to threaten and intimidate witnesses face to face

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:23:44pm

Unfortunately, Hunter reportedly left the USMCR in 2017.
The Corps really has no corrective recourse.
And yes, he is technically entitled to identify himself with the title of ‘Major’

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:25:09pm

re: #141 The Ghost of Quesos Past

Spider Luchador would definitely meet Stan Lee’s approval.

Spider-Man vs Bone-Saw - Cage Fight Scene - Spider-Man (2002) Movie CLIP HD

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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:25:12pm

re: #79 DangerMan

it’s all a con, as in “i love the poorly educated”

he knows theyre stupid
he knows virtually everything he does hurts them

they do know they are being conned
they dont care

With apologies to Fleetwood Mac, all the Trumpistas want is for Trump and his cronies to tell them “lies, sweet little lies”.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:26:02pm

re: #149 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Unfortunately, Hunter reportedly left the USMCR in 2017.
The Corps really has no corrective recourse.
And yes, he is technically entitled to identify himself with the title of ‘Major’

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If only we could get “Asshole” added after it…

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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:26:37pm

re: #145 Blind Frog Belly White

“Big Honey” sounds like a character from Faulkner.

Big Honey, working the streets…

///

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:27:37pm

re: #148 DangerMan

i was talking about all crimes in general and hadnt considered the cops, though certainly them too

i was just referring to people who (tend to) send other people to threaten and intimidate witnesses face to face

Yes I was being snide. When it comes to sex crimes the police do a shitty job of being fair with witnesses not to mention processing rape kits. The entire criminal system sucks and barely tries to be better because men have a baseless fear of being falsely accused. If men were the victims it would change in a hurry.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:27:53pm

re: #149 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Unfortunately, Hunter reportedly left the USMCR in 2017.
The Corps really has no corrective recourse.
And yes, he is technically entitled to identify himself with the title of ‘Major’

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Yeah it is. He really disgraces that uniform daily.

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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:28:27pm

re: #149 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Unfortunately, Hunter reportedly left the USMCR in 2017.
The Corps really has no corrective recourse.
And yes, he is technically entitled to identify himself with the title of ‘Major’

re: #152 Eclectic Cyborg

If only we could get “Asshole” added after it…

Spaceballs : Major Asshole

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:28:38pm

re: #153 TedStriker

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:29:02pm

re: #149 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Hunter the Lesser is the horrible Republican we all have heard, but his district is full of Je$u$ marks who buy into all his Christian-victimhood schtick.

To these people, who worship the military as much as their supposed God, adding “Major” in front of his name is just an added bonus.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:30:56pm

re: #111 Charles Johnson

Philip Bump

@pbump

You know how the president gives a speech each week that airs on the radio? Yeah, Trump hasn’t done it in a year and you probably didn’t even notice. wapo.st

If he makes such a speech, aren’t the networks obligated to give equal time to the Democrats? Is it possible that he discontinued the practice in order to eliminate an avenue for the opposition to speak to the nation? That said, I never listened to those statements anyway.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:34:43pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:35:26pm

This year has been a major die-off of gray whales:

7 Gray Whales Found Dead In Alaska Over Holiday Weekend, Pushing Toll To 22

NOAA Fisheries Alaska region spokesperson Julie Speegle told HuffPost on Friday that while the investigation of the deaths remains in its early stages, starvation triggered by melting sea ice may be a cause.

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:37:39pm

re: #158 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Hunter the Lesser is the horrible Republican we all have heard, but his district is full of Je$u$ marks who buy into all his Christian-victimhood schtick.

To these people, who worship the military as much as their supposed God, adding “Major” in front of his name is just an added bonus.

To our vets here, what advantages does a congressman’s son have in attaining the rank of major?

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:38:25pm

re: #160 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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This guy is such a scumbag.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:38:31pm

re: #160 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

That is perfectly on brand for this asshole.

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Decatur Deb  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:38:33pm

re: #139 Barefoot Grin

The new Labor Secretary WAS A SWEATSHOP LOBBYIST

Then he knows more about labor than his predecessor.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:39:36pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:40:42pm

re: #165 Decatur Deb

Then he knows more about labor than his predecessor.

Yeah but not the good kind of labor.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:41:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:42:41pm

re: #167 Eclectic Cyborg

Yeah but not the good kind of labor.

I’m waiting for Ernst Blofeld to replace Perry at Energy. He’s great. Loves cats. You’re gonna love him.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:42:58pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He always fucking lies.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:44:26pm

re: #162 Old Liberal

To our vets here, what advantages does a congressman’s son have in attaining the rank of major?

Probably slightly less advantage than a serving congressman.
Hunter was promoted to Major three years after his father left office, and he was elected

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Decatur Deb  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:44:26pm

re: #170 HappyWarrior

He always fucking lies.

And 42.4 percent of your neighbors are lapping it up like sweetened cream.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:46:19pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:46:39pm

re: #172 Decatur Deb

And 42.4 percent of your neighbors are lapping it up like sweetened cream.

Then regurgitating it back when asked what he’s accomplished.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:46:44pm

re: #172 Decatur Deb

And 42.4 percent of your neighbors are lapping it up like sweetened cream.

Yeah no shit. Frustrates me every day.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:48:23pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:51:20pm

re: #176 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Money matters more than the feelings of butt hurt right wing snowflakes.

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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:51:34pm

re: #172 Decatur Deb

And 42.4 percent of your neighbors are lapping it up like sweetened cream.

The same sort of people Lonesome Rhodes was ranting about at the end of A Face in the Crowd…and it fits them to a T for real.

(Side note: Andy Griffith was always pretty good by me, but dark, cynical Andy Griffith is a fucking treat.)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:55:56pm

I’m going to be so fucking pissed (but not that surprised, really) if Epstein gets bail.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 2:58:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:00:17pm

re: #180 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Classy.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:00:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:01:42pm

re: #182 jaunte

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You are the crisis.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:04:10pm

CRABS!!!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:06:25pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

CRABS!!!

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Looks like an amateur sequel to “The Birds”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:08:06pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:08:24pm

re: #185 Eclectic Cyborg

Looks like an amateur sequel to “The Birds”.

Does that species have good-tasting white stuff in their legs? My kid will be right over with a kettle and some Old Bay.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:08:59pm

re: #186 Backwoods_Sleuth

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She and her hubby can both rot in a cell while liberal judges dismantle Mitch’s life work.

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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:09:37pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

CRABS!!!

*cues Psycho theme*

re: #187 Decatur Deb

Does that species have good-tasting white stuff in their legs? My kid will be right over with a kettle and some Old Bay.

Doesn’t really matter much, if you can crack enough of them open to make lots of crabcakes.

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plansbandc  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:14:31pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

Are they tasty?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:18:31pm

this is what desperation looks like…

there are no sanctuary cities in Kentucky

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austin_blue  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:19:24pm

re: #162 Old Liberal

To our vets here, what advantages does a congressman’s son have in attaining the rank of major?

He gets a pension if he does his twenty years.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:19:26pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is what desperation looks like…

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there are no sanctuary cities in Kentucky

Oh I thought they cared about local government having a say but I guess that’s only for denying people civil rights.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:23:13pm
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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:23:26pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is what desperation looks like…

there are no sanctuary cities in Kentucky

And Bevin and the KY GOP aim to keep it that way.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:25:02pm
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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:25:30pm

re: #138 Old Liberal

Today’s reactionary has no problem denigrating Bush the lesser. It’s very Soviet the way they dismantle the very leaders they worshipped earlier. Revisionist everything.

And when enough baby boomers have passed you will finally hear rank and file wingnuts finally start to denigrate St. Ronnie. Even Ronald Reagan will not be immune from wingnut revisionism. “Reagan was too cozy with Libs” will be a main talking point.

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:26:07pm

re: #197 Rocky-in-Connecticut

And when enough baby boomers have passed you will finally hear rank and file wingnuts finally start to denigrate St. Ronnie. Even Ronald Reagan will not be immune from wingnut revisionism. “Reagan was too cozy with Libs” will be a main talking point.

Trump will be the next Reagan for sure.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:26:33pm

How soon until MD will annexed by Canada? The RCMP can just move down the east coast and we’ll all just hand over power.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:27:47pm
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Decatur Deb  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:29:14pm

re: #199 Colère Tueur de Lapin

How soon until MD will annexed by Canada? The RCMP can just move down the east coast and we’ll all just hand over power.

The AH-64s working out of Ft. McHenry will keep them at bay, just like last time.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:33:11pm

re: #169 HappyWarrior

I’m waiting for Ernst Blofeld to replace Perry at Energy. He’s great. Loves cats. You’re gonna love him.

Blofeld should get Commerce. Rosa Klebb (From Russia with Love) is the only choice for Labor.

Other Bond villains for Cheeto’s cabinet:

State: Alec Trevalyen (GoldenEye)
Defense: General Georgi Koskov (The Living Daylightfs)
Treasury: Auric Goldfinger
Interior: Hugo Drax (Moonraker)
Justice: Francisco Scaramanga (The Man with the Golden Gun)
Energy: Dr. Julius No
Health and Human Services: Brad Whitaker (The Living Daylights)
Housing and Urban Development: Elektra King (The World is Not Enough)
Education: Le Chiffre (Casino Royale)
Homeland Security: Dr. Kananga (Live and Let Die)
Transportation: Franz Sanchez (License to Kill)

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:33:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:37:00pm

re: #203 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Just paged this bit about how Glenn Greenwald is starting to perhaps realize that shitting all over Hilary Clinton in favor of Donald Trump was perhaps not the best long-term move.

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He doesn’t deserve persecution out of principle but yeah I hope he’s feeling bad for hurting the chances of someone who wouldn’t have cozied up to the dickhead in Brazil.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:37:16pm
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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:39:21pm

re: #205 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Yeah because Biden had no career before Obama and if Obama had said something, he’d get bitched at.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:39:33pm
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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:39:56pm

re: #202 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Blofeld should get Commerce. Rosa Klebb (From Russia with Love) is the only choice for Labor.

Other Bond villains for Cheeto’s cabinet:

State: Alec Trevalyen (GoldenEye)
Defense: General Georgi Koskov (The Living Daylightfs)
Treasury: Auric Goldfinger
Interior: Hugo Drax (Moonraker)
Justice: Francisco Scaramanga (The Man with the Golden Gun)
Energy: Dr. Julius No
Health and Human Services: Brad Whitaker (The Living Daylights)
Housing and Urban Development: Elektra King (The World is Not Enough)
Education: Le Chiffre (Casino Royale)
Homeland Security: Dr. Kananga (Live and Let Die)
Transportation: Franz Sanchez (License to Kill)

Oooh, that’s a good list.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:40:04pm

If Greenwald thinks that Bolsonaro is going to back off, or that the hate that the fascists are whipping up towards the press is not going to ever touch him or his husband…

… he really doesn’t understand how things go from this point on.

At recent nationwide demonstrations, backers of Bolsonaro and Moro repeatedly denounced Greenwald — often by focusing on his sexuality and his husband, leftist Brazilian congressman David Miranda. Bolsonaro himself has famously said that he would rather have a dead son than a gay son.

“GlennGreenwald, get out of Brazil! You are disgusting,” read one sign. An online campaign with the hashtag #DeportGlennGreenwald was popular on Brazilian Twitter.

Pro-Bolsonaro members of Brazil’s congress have called for Greenwald’s imprisonment and deportation.

Executed for being gay. Preview of things to come in Brazil.

At this juncture, deportation is really going to be a best-case scenario for Greenwald.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:42:09pm

re: #184 Backwoods_Sleuth

CRABS!!!

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And CLAMS! oh, wait….

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:43:29pm

re: #204 HappyWarrior

He doesn’t deserve persecution out of principle but yeah I hope he’s feeling bad for hurting the chances of someone who wouldn’t have cozied up to the dickhead in Brazil.

I think that Greenwald is still in denial about what he’s done. He sees himself as always right, a crusader for truth.

He doesn’t seem to realize that what he’s done is helped to ensure his very destruction. Which does bother me, on a theoretical level.

But what bothers me more is that in his arrogance and short-sightedness, Greenwald has fucked us all.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:46:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:47:28pm

The horror!!!
He was a DEMOCRAT!

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:48:44pm

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

He just can’t help himself.

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EPR-radar  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:49:20pm

re: #211 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

I think that Greenwald is still in denial about what he’s done. He sees himself as always right, a crusader for truth.

He doesn’t seem to realize that what he’s done is helped to ensure his very destruction. Which does bother me, on a theoretical level.

But what bothers me more is that in his arrogance and short-sightedness, Greenwald has fucked us all.

Greenwald is the kind of blinkered idiot that could literally be forced to flee from Brazil to save his life and not learn from that experience.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:51:17pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:51:35pm

re: #215 EPR-radar

Greenwald is the kind of blinkered idiot that could literally be forced to flee from Brazil to save his life and not learn from that experience.

And he would gladly go on Tucker’s White Trash Power Hour to blame Hillary!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:51:44pm

re: #203 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Just paged this bit about how Glenn Greenwald is starting to perhaps realize that shitting all over Hilary Clinton in favor of Donald Trump was perhaps not the best long-term move.

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They may not wait for the US election and they may not bother with a federal prosecution, no matter how contrived. If they simply gun him down on the street, the Russian-controlled conspiracy industry will automatically blame Hillary and the Democrats. This would have the great advantage of actually helping Trump in the election. Such is the fate of worn and broken tools.

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Belafon  Jul 12, 2019 • 3:53:36pm

re: #185 Eclectic Cyborg

Looks like an amateur sequel to “The Birds”.

My wife and I were both thinking of the Kingdom of the Spiders

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:02:57pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:05:36pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:06:47pm

It’s a little discouraging that I find myself calmly discussing the strategic and political ramifications of assassinating or otherwise eliminating a journalist. Greenwald is a monumental asshole, but he isn’t Goebbels or Streicher. Such is the world in which we live.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:12:42pm

Daughter and grand-pup Bailey just posted this on FB:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:13:47pm
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:16:50pm

re: #218 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

They may not wait for the US election and they may not bother with a federal prosecution, no matter how contrived. If they simply gun him down on the street, the Russian-controlled conspiracy industry will automatically blame Hillary and the Democrats. This would have the great advantage of actually helping Trump in the election. Such is the fate of worn and broken tools.

Yeah, Ernst Röhm came to my mind, as well.

When the army and the oligarchs fuss about the knuckle-draggers and threaten to support a coup against the Dear Leader, well, all the thugs who got him to the throne & are now inconvenient, find themselves in dark concrete cells … briefly.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:19:18pm

re: #222 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It’s a little discouraging that I find myself calmly discussing the strategic and political ramifications of assassinating or otherwise eliminating a journalist. Greenwald is a monumental asshole, but he isn’t Goebbels or Streicher. Such is the world in which we live.

Indeed. In normal times, we could grouse about Greenwald, maybe organize a protest or boycott of his publications until he stopped being such a fussy little lying shit.

He was a useful idiot. His usefulness is at an end, because the Wikileaks conduit has been burned. Greenwald can expect no help from Trump.

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Dread Pirate  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:26:23pm
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MsJ  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:26:49pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

$350 Grand is literally life changing money.

I understand why they took it. You can’t undo the abuse but you sure as shit can run and hide with $350k.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:27:11pm

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:29:14pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:31:53pm

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is what desperation looks like…

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there are no sanctuary cities in Kentucky

Red meat for the base.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:36:28pm

jeebus

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:39:42pm

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump’s America.

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The Ghost of Quesos Past  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:40:12pm

re: #231 NO SMOCKING GUN!

“Red meat” implies substance.

Like, I don’t know where the fuck we are at this point. “Circuses, but no bread” seems about right, but clumsy.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:42:20pm
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:49:05pm
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:52:57pm

Press pulled out in 90 seconds. Totally aboveboard.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:55:41pm

Pence is down there with his arms crossed, looking serious.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:56:45pm

re: #236 jaunte

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:57:03pm

If all the people in those concentration camps had white skin, they’d be kept in Hiltons.

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gocart mozart  Jul 12, 2019 • 4:57:49pm
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gocart mozart  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:04:54pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:08:31pm

re: #242 gocart mozart

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I know what Bernie’s doing and I know why he’s doing it. And while I hate the Bernie bros and his approaches to many things, I gotta cheer this on!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:12:11pm

more like a Shining vibe

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teleskiguy  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:13:41pm

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HappyWarrior  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:15:13pm

re: #245 teleskiguy

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:15:36pm

Dan Bell live, with another dirty room:

LIVE : ANOTHER DIRTY ROOM : JUST DAN : INVESTIGATION + AMA

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MsJ  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:19:39pm

Mueller time, July 24. Congress awaits.

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A Mom Anon  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:21:16pm

re: #245 teleskiguy

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:21:32pm

*SPIT*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:22:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:24:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:25:41pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:26:06pm

re: #245 teleskiguy

UvEpWaKfPW1OFp11kObf9ncKSio0bJYL5J55e9tb+aQLOyNn7vaVrfTi/YlfVh6b

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:28:05pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:28:58pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“in the hysterical mode of the day”—fuck Bill Fucking Barr. Though some might say I’ve just proved his point, I would add, fuck that fucking traitor.

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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:29:26pm

re: #250 Backwoods_Sleuth

*SPIT*

If I were a totally soulless GOP bastard, I could see Trump, Pence, and the CBP thinking this is a PR winner: imprison people in these camps worse than cattle, create the right conditions for squalor and disease in them, then turn around and blame the poor bastards in the cages for “bringing in” their own conditions.

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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:30:28pm

re: #253 Backwoods_Sleuth

Bill Barr, 7/11: “Some in the media have been suggesting—in the hysterical mode of the day—that the administration has been planning to add the citizenship question by executive fiat w/o regard for contrary court orders…This has been based on rank speculation and nothing more.”

— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) July 12, 2019

Which means that Barr is lying his ass off.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:30:32pm
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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:36:11pm
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MsJ  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:36:53pm

The new talking point

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Chrysicat  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:38:40pm

re: #69 mmmirele

My congessman (Andy Biggs) is another one of those dicks.

I’m literally 3 miles outside the district of Dick #3, Ken Buck. I’d like to think that this makes him less electable in CO-4 next year, but if he was able to scrape by for re-election even in ‘18, I don’t really see a way that it does.

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jaunte  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:40:52pm
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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:42:49pm

re: #263 jaunte

This is everything you need to know about Mike Pence’s complete lack of integrity. He sees the squalor of a detention facility run by the administration in which he serves … and he blames Democrats

— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) July 13, 2019

It’s the “look what you made me do to you!” defense that’s a perennial favorite of abusers everywhere.

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Ace Rothstein  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:44:03pm

Mike Pence is not a Christian.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:45:29pm

In 2010 I had just finished my PhD but was struggling to make ends meet. So I signed up to be a census worker in Indiana. One of my tasks was to help ferret out homeless camps. One of my fellow workers drove about 2 hours from his home with his kids in his truck because this was necessary income. We set out at midnight. We got to a couple of camps, but no one was there. Maybe they heard us coming. We weren’t told to go back. Then I was switched to retirement homes. It was a real struggle to do census work with memory-impaired elderly. Finally, I had a couple of days when I was sent into the the deep hollers of southern Indiana. Lots of dogs. Not fun.

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EPR-radar  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:47:40pm

re: #263 jaunte

The tweeter says

This is everything you need to know about Mike Pence’s complete lack of integrity. He sees the squalor of a detention facility run by the administration in which he serves … and he blames Democrats

But it is simpler than that. The only and complete thing you need to know about Mike Pence being a piece of shit with no integrity is this: he’s a Republican.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:48:25pm

re: #264 TedStriker

It’s the “look what you made me do to you!” defense that’s a perennial favorite of abusers everywhere.

The picture accompanying that tweet is giving me Srebrenica flashbacks.

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Old Liberal  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:51:27pm

Gotta hand it to them, they have the old “turd blossom” skills of one Karl Rove. Take a horrific situation you created and when the heat builds turn it around as proof of crisis.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:52:09pm

APOD video from a few days ago:

4000 Exoplanets

You can easily tell when the Kepler results come in.

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teleskiguy  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:53:19pm

re: #262 Chrysicat

Colorado’s 4th district consists of mostly rednecks who want to secede from Colorado. Like Colorado’s 5th, it’s pretty much a lost cause for Democrats.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 12, 2019 • 5:53:32pm
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William Lewis  Jul 12, 2019 • 6:08:31pm

re: #272 Charles Johnson

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Daily Bowel Movement?

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TedStriker  Jul 12, 2019 • 6:10:43pm

re: #273 William Lewis

Daily Bowel Movement?

The Daily Constitutional.

Sounds nice and patriotic.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 12, 2019 • 6:11:37pm
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Dave In Austin  Jul 12, 2019 • 6:12:36pm
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Stanley Sea  Jul 12, 2019 • 6:14:33pm

re: #245 teleskiguy

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William Lewis  Jul 12, 2019 • 6:29:27pm

re: #276 Dave In Austin

That is an interesting series. Thank you for pointing it out.

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Stanley Sea  Jul 12, 2019 • 6:40:30pm

re: #277 Stanley Sea

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John Hughes  Jul 13, 2019 • 1:42:11am

re: #120 Charles Johnson

I think I remember reading that book.


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