In Which Donald Trump’s Bad Craziness Goes to Another Level

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I started this post trying to think of something snarky to write, but I can’t even. I just keep reading the latest tweets from the horrible creature in the Oval Office, trying to convince my brain this is real.

Trump announced last night that he’s abandoning and betraying the Kurds and giving Turkey a green light to invade Syria. And now his narcissism is raging out of control.

Even the wholly-owned Republican Party is now starting to balk at Trump’s madness.

And just to underline how dangerous it is to have a man this unhinged in the White House…

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371 comments

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:43:39am

Fuck Jill Stein voters and everyone else who got us into this fucking mess.

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:43:42am

Trump is crazy, he shouldn’t be given the remote control let alone the nuclear launch codes.

Screw Lindsay Graham too, he is Trump’s biggest enabler is Congress. Funny how Graham is now running to the Dems for help with his crazy golfing buddy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:44:50am

re: #2 b.d. (It’s all true)

And then Trump will just veto the sanctions.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:45:14am

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

And then Trump will just veto the sanctions.

They could potentially override.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:45:48am

So, this morning I went to my favorite footbridge in Dearborn and prayed for my sins to be forgiven. Then I went grocery shopping, put the chicken soup on the stove and came upstairs to find this.

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:45:50am

re: #4 HappyWarrior

They could potentially override.

Mitch wouldn’t allow that.

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:46:03am

SHOCKED FACE!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:46:18am
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KGxvi  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:47:20am

re: #4 HappyWarrior

They could potentially override.

I don’t trust Trump to enforce them even with a veto override… this needs to happen quickly, so if he does tell them to fuck off after a veto override that it can be included in articles of impeachment… maybe that would be enough to get Senate Republicans on board with removal?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:48:07am

re: #6 b.d. (It’s all true)

Mitch wouldn’t allow that.

True. You and KG are both right.

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:48:27am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

Trump’s found something that knocked his corruption and impeachment talk over his nonstop bad crazy to go after Biden with conspiracy theories fresh from the right wing fever swamps off the above-the-fold locations across the news-verse.

Winning? /

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:49:10am

re: #10 HappyWarrior

True. You and KG are both right.

They will go through the kabuki of looking like they are trying to do something

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:50:54am

There is literally a Tweet for everything. From 7 years ago:

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:51:19am

re: #7 b.d. (It’s all true)

SHOCKED FACE!

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As I said downstairs, this is the Pat Buchanan foreign policy and the Ron Paul policy. We don’t intervene unless attacked directly — and we let the rest of the world descend into chaos, thinking that we are insulated from this madness. So this is nothing new; it’s always been a thread in the Republican Party but now they have a vast majority of the party under their control.

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Citizen K  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:51:30am

Stop trying to give Trump benefit of the doubt and assume he’s “joking” when he proclaims himself the most superior human being in the history of ever.

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Egregious Philbin  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:51:34am

Non Compos Mentis

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:52:05am
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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:52:56am

the president of the united states is a lunatic

(i was gonna use loon or loonybird, but this is grave and there is something seriously wrong with him).

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:53:34am
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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:53:53am

re: #15 Citizen K

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Stop trying to give Trump benefit of the doubt and assume he’s “joking” when he proclaims himself the most superior human being in the history of ever.

not enough upvotes for this

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:56:23am

Nothing to see here. Just the Turkish Ambassador to the United States calling the Kurds terrorists.

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:56:30am

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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Obama honored the agreement that Bush signed…..oh the horror!

F*ck off Graham, hope Trump releases the pictures he has of you.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:58:15am
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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 9:59:31am
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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:00:07am

re: #19 Charles Johnson

He may also be doing this to persuade Trump to adopt another course because he is implicitly comparing him to Obama. And there’s nothing that Trump hates more than a comparison to Obama.

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:01:36am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:02:27am
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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:04:43am

re: #22 b.d. (It’s all true)

Obama honored the agreement that Bush signed…..oh the horror!

F*ck off Graham, hope Trump releases the pictures he has of you.

this got left down below:

the world isnt worried about the next dem prez and any deals or agreements he/she makes

it’s the next R after who would take it apart…again

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:04:53am
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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:06:18am

re: #23 jaunte

spot on example as to why presidents must divest,
and something must be done about their families

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:06:41am

*snerk*

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Citizen K  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:07:41am

re: #24 jaunte

not to put too fine a point on this, BUT WHY THE FUCK DO WE EVEN HAVE A 25th AMENDMENT

So our betters can tut-tut us for considering invoking it when stuff like this happens.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:07:51am

In skiing news, the white ribbon of death is taking shape at Arapahoe Basin.

Photo Credit: Andrew Greene, Arapahoe Basin Snowsports School

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:09:54am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:11:23am
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Interesting Times  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:12:31am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:12:34am
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Interesting Times  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:13:24am

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Trumpengopers to Kurds: “You fucked up. You trusted us.”

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lizardofid  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:13:39am

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:17:03am

Putin is having a great birthday.

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:18:42am
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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:19:27am
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Jay C  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:20:40am

re: #30 DangerMan

spot on example as to why presidents must divest,
and something must be done about their families

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Although I agree with you 110%, I think it’s been pointed out that those Trump Tower Istanbul tweets (both Donald’s and Ivanka’s) are several years old. (2012?)

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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:21:37am

volatile term tests supreme court (wapo)

“Two unknowns — the health of the court’s oldest member, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and whether the court will be drawn into legal controversies arising from the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump — add to the uncertainty.

so i considered the obvious re that first unknown (heaven help us)

- a president under an impeachment investigation or an actual impeachment
- nominating a justice to the court
- within a year of an election

yes, I know what mitch would do

and wow. just effing wow.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:21:39am

Looks like there’s no cure for Obama Derangement Syndrome.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:22:02am

re: #24 jaunte

Because Reagan got shot.

We don’t do nuance here related to mental issues such as cognitive decline. The only way you’re going to see the 25th invoked in those cases is if the president has a stroke.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:22:27am

In what universe is Obama a “libertarian”?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:22:47am

re: #31 Backwoods_Sleuth

Disclaimer: not really the president of Finland. Funny, though.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:23:34am
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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:23:41am

lol, we’re all ANTIFA now…

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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:24:39am

re: #43 Jay C

Although I agree with you 110%, I think it’s been pointed out that those Trump Tower Istanbul tweets (both Donald’s and Ivanka’s) are several years old. (2012?)

yes i know that
it doesnt change the point that decisions he’s making now could and likely do affect him and his family financially

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:24:41am
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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:26:56am

re: #49 teleskiguy

porque no los cuatro?

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:28:40am

re: #25 Hecuba’s daughter

He may also be doing this to persuade Trump to adopt another course because he is implicitly comparing him to Obama. And there’s nothing that Trump hates more than a comparison to Obama.

That was my reading of it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:32:54am
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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:43:45am

re: #55 Backwoods_Sleuth

How many more clues do they need that Trump is conducting a foreign policy designed for short-term benefit only to Trump, his family, and his cronies.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:44:21am

We don’t have a president, we have a crime family occupying the top of the executive branch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:46:46am
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Barefoot Grin  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:47:32am

Back to the China-Biden-scandal-that-isn’t, didn’t the Kushner family try to profit off Trump’s presidency right away by holding out preferential treatment for visas with the purchase of a Kushner property to Chinese?

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Interesting Times  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:48:00am

re: #56 jaunte

How many more clues do they need that Trump is conducting a foreign policy designed for short-term benefit only to Trump, his family, and his cronies.

She’s not wrong…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:48:28am
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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:48:36am

Ot: why do they package stuff in slices and put the serving size in grams?

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:50:39am

re: #62 DangerMan

Consumer confusion is more profitable than consumer clarity.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:51:18am

About Virginia elections this fall:

Voters prefer that Democrats control the General Assembly after the election, 53% to 37%, powered by a 17-point advantage among Independents.

cnu.edu

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ericblair  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:52:37am

Did Trump step in some semi-secret pile of evangelical shit with this? Have the Kurds got something going with them? Even the real hardcore whackjobs are pushing back hard on this, when to them it should be just a bunch of brown Muslim heretics fighting each other again.

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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:53:03am

re: #57 jaunte

We don’t have a president, we have a crime family occupying the top of the executive branch.

At least h didn’t take it by wiping out the previous capo

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:53:12am

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

If Republicans could guarantee they would win the presidency next year and regain Congress, they would vote him out.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:55:49am

re: #65 ericblair

Did Trump step in some semi-secret pile of evangelical shit with this? Have the Kurds got something going with them? Even the real hardcore whackjobs are pushing back hard on this, when to them it should be just a bunch of brown Muslim heretics fighting each other again.

Aren’t their Christians in the area, though?

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lizardofid  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:58:37am

re: #68 Belafon

Aren’t their Christians in the area, though?

Assyrians, (or at least their descendants).

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:59:11am

re: #65 ericblair

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Did Trump step in some semi-secret pile of evangelical shit with this? Have the Kurds got something going with them? Even the real hardcore whackjobs are pushing back hard on this, when to them it should be just a bunch of brown Muslim heretics fighting each other again.

“lose the Mandate of Heaven”

Trump is a Chinese emperor? I knew it!

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garzooma  Oct 7, 2019 • 10:59:15am

re: #68 Belafon

Aren’t their Christians in the area, though?

Yes. From NPR:

Religious minorities in Turkey and Syria have long faced hostility from Turkish forces, and the Christian population in Syria today fears a repeat of previous massacres, according to Bassam Ishak, president of the Syriac National Council of Syria.

“They worry about Turkey coming in, because of what Turkey did to their parents and grandparents 100 years ago,” Ishak says, referring to what is generally known as the Assyrian genocide.

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ericblair  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:00:35am

re: #68 Belafon

Aren’t their Christians in the area, though?

Orthodox, yes, mostly supporting Assad. Not that the evangelicals care about that. My guess would be some weird money channel, because that’s what the evangelicals are about.

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:01:30am
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:01:56am

re: #65 ericblair

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Did Trump step in some semi-secret pile of evangelical shit with this? Have the Kurds got something going with them? Even the real hardcore whackjobs are pushing back hard on this, when to them it should be just a bunch of brown Muslim heretics fighting each other again.

Syria borders Israel. All these assholes ever do is jerk off to the role Israel plays in triggering Armageddon.

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Citizen K  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:02:21am

Again, Ohio might be permanently rigged for GOP rule at this point.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:05:08am

re: #75 Citizen K

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Again, Ohio might be permanently rigged for GOP rule at this point.

Gerrymandering is the law of the land now. This is grim news — but if we can eliminate voter suppression, we still have a chance.

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Danack  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:14:04am

re: #65 ericblair

Have the Kurds got something going with them?

Kurds are lighter skinned and more western European looking than the Arab people in Iraq.

That’s enough for the evangelicals.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:16:10am

re: #76 Hecuba’s daughter

Gerrymandering is the law of the land now. This is grim news — but if we can eliminate voter suppression, we still have a chance.

One of the reasons they made Kennedy exit (that’s my conspiracy theory, that he was told he needed to go). Groups were finding ways to measure gerrymandering that looked like he would accept.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:16:43am

Trump is willing to kill thousands of Kurds, establish that the nation’s word is not to be trusted in a military alliance, and risk the resurgence of ISIS.
To preserve a licensing deal.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:19:24am

re: #79 jaunte

Probably easier to figure out places where Trump DOESN’T have a massive conflict of interest.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:19:45am

Also, just going on record here as saying I totally hope I’m as badass as Jimmy Carter in my old age.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:20:23am

re: #80 Eclectic Cyborg

We’re missing out on the beautiful, beautiful Greenland City Trump Tower.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:20:48am

Rehabilitation of Bush 41 continues apace….

Probably comes down to rich and powerful (and white?) are natural allies..

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:20:51am

re: #80 Eclectic Cyborg

Probably easier to figure out places where Trump DOESN’T have a massive conflict of interest.

All the countries and places Trump can’t find on a map.

Wait, that wont solve it.

I got it - just list all the places with a Trump branded property.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:22:35am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:23:17am

re: #75 Citizen K

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Again, Ohio might be permanently rigged for GOP rule at this point.

Let me guess—vote was 5-4…

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:23:33am

re: #78 Belafon

One of the reasons they made Kennedy exit (that’s my conspiracy theory, that he was told he needed to go). Groups were finding ways to measure gerrymandering that looked like he would accept.

He wouldn’t resign just because they asked him to — must have had something to do with perhaps protecting his son who worked at Deutsche Bank

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:24:14am
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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:25:53am

re: #80 Eclectic Cyborg

Probably easier to figure out places where Trump DOESN’T have a massive conflict of interest.

In his own head. No conflicts in there yessirree

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BigPapa  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:27:13am

I have no doubt President Cartman did it for Putin.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:30:27am
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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:31:15am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:33:42am

re: #83 Hecuba’s daughter

Rehabilitation of Bush 41 continues apace….

[minor quibble] W. was 43, not 41 (that was Bush Sr.) [/minor quibble]

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:33:52am
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BigPapa  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:38:45am

Top Military Officers Unload on Trump

This is an unimaginable crisis.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:43:15am

re: #93 Eclectic Cyborg

[minor quibble] W. was 43, not 41 (that was Bush Sr.) [/minor quibble]

Typo — thinking 43 and typed 41. My bad!!

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teleskiguy  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:45:38am
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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:47:50am
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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:49:54am

McConnell wont do a damned thing. It’s all posturing and preening while he continues to stack the courts with right wing extremists that even Conway would love (mostly because Conway’s Federalists are the ones promoting them).

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:50:35am
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DodgerFan1988  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:53:29am

Conservative talking point in favor of Kurdish Genocide: “It will save American lives!”

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:53:51am

So, will Turkey leave NATO, or will the U.S. leave NATO?

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:54:50am

re: #101 DodgerFan1988

I wonder if those two were gung ho about invading Iraq.

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BigPapa  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:55:17am

re: #98 jaunte

this AM on Wingnut Radio:

Mike Gallagher: Trump is doing amazing, then spent a segment blasting Ilhan Omar about her multiple marriages. And that she is now living in a Penthouse, being a socialist, which is, uh, bad I guess.

Limbaugh: He’s been on Comey and Dossier for about 30 minutes.

It’s a day ending in Y.

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wrenchwench  Oct 7, 2019 • 11:56:56am

re: #102 jaunte

So, will Turkey leave NATO, or will the U.S. leave NATO?

Or will NATO leave the US and Turkey?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:00:10pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:02:32pm

If we had a cabinet or Senate that actually gave a shit about this country, Trump could be gone by the end of the week.

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KGxvi  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:02:35pm

re: #83 Hecuba’s daughter

Rehabilitation of Bush 41 continues apace….

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Probably comes down to rich and powerful (and white?) are natural allies..

They were at the Cowboys game together for a brief half time ceremony regarding the Medal of Honor Museum that is being built in Dallas. They were both involved in bringing it about.

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:04:42pm

et tu Cornhole?

that is as harsh as he’s gonna get

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Dread Pirate  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:06:34pm
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austin_blue  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:08:57pm

re: #110 Dread Pirate

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Well, holy shit, this is the worst bit yet. How do you make a decision like this and not tell NATO and France what you are doing? Crazy!

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:09:00pm

re: #31 Backwoods_Sleuth

*snerk*

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He would probably prefer frostbite to another shit show like he had to endure with the orange menace.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:10:11pm
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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:12:55pm

re: #102 jaunte

So, will Turkey leave NATO, or will the U.S. leave NATO?

Yes.

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KGxvi  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:13:01pm

re: #47 teleskiguy

In what universe is Obama a “libertarian”?

I suppose if you believe libertarian foreign policy to be “not rushing head long into every war possible because how else are we going to use all these cool weapons?”… then, yeah, Obama is probably libertarian.

There is, unfortunately, a lot of overlap between some glibertarians and isolationists. And while Graham isn’t an isolationist, he’s yet to meet a conflict that he didn’t think could be best resolved by bombing the shit out of everyone there. That also tends to run afoul of more serious libertarian thinking on foreign policy.

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:13:57pm

re: #111 austin_blue

Well, holy shit, this is the worst bit yet. How do you make a decision like this and not tell NATO and France what you are doing? Crazy!

Trump didn’t bother to tell our forces in the region, let alone the generals in the Pentagon.

Why would he bother telling our allies, such as the UK or Israel.

Trump probably blabbed to Putin before telling anyone else.

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:14:35pm

re: #113 goddamnedfrank

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Feature, not a bug. Trump and the isolationists think that this helps US power in long term, when it will result in the opposite.

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uncah91  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:15:38pm

re: #96 Hecuba’s daughter

Typo — thinking 43 and typed 41. My bad!!

“Now he’s getting a tattoo
He’s gettin’ ink done
He asked for a ‘13’, but they drew a ‘31’”

;D

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:15:47pm

LOL

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:16:24pm

re: #117 lawhawk

Feature, not a bug. Trump and the isolationists think that this helps US power in long term, when it will result in the opposite.

Rhetorical how-can-they-be-so-stupid

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:18:27pm

re: #117 lawhawk

Feature, not a bug. Trump and the isolationists think that this helps US power in long term, when it will result in the opposite.

IMO Trump is fucking up US foreign policy in every conceivable way under orders from Putin.

Trump is left free to pursue games like sending his clown squad out to all the world to dig up dirt on Biden, but Putin is the one making decisions like this betrayal of the Kurds.

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Dr Lizardo  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:19:12pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

Holy shit. Just….wow.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:20:27pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:22:19pm

This is nuts.

Trump issues the decree in the middle of the night, and neither Defense nor State have heard a thing about it, and even Turkey is surprised.

I mean, even up to this moment, has he informed them? Or are they just supposed to implement the new policy based on their interpretation of what they think he meant in the tweets and the press release?

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Stanley Sea  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:24:01pm

And Happy Anniversary!

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austin_blue  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:24:46pm

re: #124 Blind Frog Belly White

This is nuts.

Trump issues the decree in the middle of the night, and neither Defense nor State have heard a thing about it, and even Turkey is surprised.

I mean, even up to this moment, has he informed them? Or are they just supposed to implement the new policy based on their interpretation of what they think he meant in the tweets and the press release?

And Executive Order by tweet? It is just insane.

Airlock him!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:26:20pm

re: #101 DodgerFan1988

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Conservative talking point in favor of Kurdish Genocide: “It will save American lives!”

But you were going to enlist if Trump invaded Iran.// Or was that Wohl? Easy to get these idiots confused.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:27:00pm

re: #127 HappyWarrior

But you were going to enlist if Trump invaded Iran.//

No, but they were going to cheer from the sidelines.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:27:46pm
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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:28:08pm

re: #101 DodgerFan1988

Conservative talking point in favor of Kurdish Genocide: “It will save American lives!”

Narrator: It won’t.

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KGxvi  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:28:20pm

re: #117 lawhawk

Feature, not a bug. Trump and the isolationists think that this helps US power in long term, when it will result in the opposite.

The entire Post-war Era is built on anti-isolationism. We got two world wars within 25 years of each other because of isolationism and the failure to build international institutions that could de-escalate potential conflicts. Engagement through diplomacy, economics, and art, along with military alliances designed to prevent acts of aggression by more powerful regimes has given the world a rather historically long period of general peace.

Why the fuck would anyone think tearing that down is a good idea?

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:29:57pm

Trump really stepped in it this time, didn’t he?

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:29:58pm

re: #131 KGxvi

The entire Post-war Era is built on anti-isolationism. We got two world wars within 25 years of each other because of isolationism and the failure to build international institutions that could de-escalate potential conflicts. Engagement through diplomacy, economics, and art, along with military alliances designed to prevent acts of aggression by more powerful regimes has given the world a rather historically long period of general peace.

Why the fuck would anyone think tearing that down is a good idea?

The same people who don’t understand tariffs.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:31:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:31:59pm

re: #134 Charles Johnson

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That escalated quickly. Not that I’m surprised.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:34:17pm
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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:34:44pm

And Trump was not impeached because the military forced him out…..I didn’t see that one coming….

//

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:36:47pm

Not very mild of a criticism at all:

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:38:22pm

re: #138 b.d. (It’s all true)

Not very mild of a criticism at all:

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He’s a coward. We all should know this by now.

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gocart mozart  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:38:38pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:39:44pm

re: #139 HappyWarrior

He’s a coward. We all should know this by now.

Trump being a coward is paradoxically one of the few good things about him as president — his cowardice is what has kept him from starting a war (so far).

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:42:44pm

What happens if the Generals defy the POTUS with Congress’ backing?

Could that be happening?

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:43:14pm

re: #141 EPR-radar

Trump being a coward is paradoxically one of the few good things about him as president — his cowardice is what has kept him from starting a war (so far).

yep, I thought it would have worked the other way around tbh.

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:45:46pm

re: #94 Charles Johnson

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Not quite as insanely put as Pat Robertson:

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:49:53pm

The crazy ass evangelicals are really pissed off at this:

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:52:27pm

re: #143 b.d. (It’s all true)

yep, I thought it would have worked the other way around tbh.

It still could. Cowards can get themselves into a stupid war if they back themselves into that corner, and Trump is a world champion at fucking up and seeking a reset button.

If anyone ever persuades Trump that going to war vs. a perceived nuisance is just like going bankrupt to get out of paying bills owed to the perceived nuisance, we will all be doomed.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:55:24pm

Turkish kompromat on Trump is the quick, easy answer for this incredible decision. Being quick and easy doesn’t make it wrong though. Turkish intelligence has been spying on the Russians since the Middle Ages. Did they overhear something?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:56:37pm

re: #145 b.d. (It’s all true)

The crazy ass evangelicals are really pissed off at this:

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Let’s see how long they condemn this. I bet most of them walk criticism back.

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:56:40pm

re: #142 b.d. (It’s all true)

What happens if the Generals defy the POTUS with Congress’ backing?

Could that be happening?

What if… Trump just screams and tweets whatever he damned well pleases, without actually going through the chain of command. They didn’t get the orders in the normal way, so what are they supposed to do. Wait to get actual authorization and demand clarifications.

That could be what’s going on - slow rolling things - but given how Trump has sabotaged the entire natsec apparatus interfacing the WH, who knows who is in those positions and what they’re willing to say/do.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:56:54pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:56:59pm

re: #147 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Turkish kompromat on Trump is the quick, easy answer for this incredible decision. Being quick and easy doesn’t make it wrong though. Turkish intelligence has been spying on the Russians since the Middle Ages. Did they overhear something?

You bet your sweet Rowan & Martin they did!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:57:51pm

re: #145 b.d. (It’s all true)

The crazy ass evangelicals are really pissed off at this:

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Is this the pulpit pimps’ Molotov/Ribbentrop moment?

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 7, 2019 • 12:59:40pm

re: #147 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Turkish kompromat on Trump is the quick, easy answer for this incredible decision. Being quick and easy doesn’t make it wrong though. Turkish intelligence has been spying on the Russians since the Middle Ages. Did they overhear something?

David Frum nailed it. It’s the Khashoggi murder tape, and likely some concomitant intel on Jared Kushner’s involvement in targeting him and helping MBS with the cover up. This is Erdogan’s payoff for keeping all of that under wraps.

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:01:05pm

re: #152 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Is this the pulpit pimps’ Molotov/Ribbentrop moment?

Don’t count on it. They’ll be right back to their cognitive dissonance once they realize that they’re not the Christians that they really support. They’re not like the American fundamentalist Christians who have all kinds of rights and protections to proclaim that there’s a war on Christmas that they can win, all while trying to impose their religious views on everyone else contra 1A.

No, those Kurds include Muslims and practicing Christians who aren’t evangelical or fundamentalist who think their lives are in mortal peril by those extremists like IS and Turkey, who will call them all terrorists despite doing nothing more than wanting a homeland to call their own on territory they’ve always called home but for which they were denied in the breakup of the Ottoman Empire.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:03:57pm

re: #150 Charles Johnson

Maybe the religious nutbars will finally clue in that Trump only gives a shit about Trump?

Then again, maybe not.

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plansbandc  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:04:01pm
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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:11:15pm

rudy is a loon too

Rudy Giuliani tells Yahoo News that he is working with outside lawyers to prepare lawsuits against prominent Democrats such as House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

Said Giuliani: “I got the highest grade in constitutional law.”

He revealed that private lawyers are studying public statements by Schiff and others to argue that they were not merely prosecuting a case against Trump but attempting to “deprive him of civil rights” and were engaging in a “conspiracy to remove the president at all costs.” Giuliani charged that Schiff was seeking to “inhibit me in my ability to defend” Trump.

ps - aside from the asininity (highest grade? what is with these children?) - that’s not how any of this works. trump gets to defend himself or you get to defend trump at the senate trial. not in the investigation phase.

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:12:32pm

re: #113 goddamnedfrank

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Just as Putin would like it

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gocart mozart  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:13:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:15:11pm

re: #159 gocart mozart

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Definitely not Tiffany.

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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:15:18pm

re: #153 goddamnedfrank

David Frum nailed it. It’s the Khashoggi murder tape, and likely some concomitant intel on Jared Kushner’s involvement in targeting him and helping MBS with the cover up. This is Erdogan’s payoff for keeping all of that under wraps.

there can be no confidence in government when
all of these reasons are not only possible - kompromat, personal wealth etc

and, well, reasonable - based on what we know about trump et al in the circumstances

cheney had ties to lots of things that looked similarly personally motivated

know who didnt? obama, carter, even clinton(b)

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:15:39pm

re: #153 goddamnedfrank

David Frum nailed it. It’s the Khashoggi murder tape, and likely some concomitant intel on Jared Kushner’s involvement in targeting him and helping MBS with the cover up. This is Erdogan’s payoff for keeping all of that under wraps.

Sounds right to me.

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:22:01pm

Which is precisely the outcome that the bible thumpers want.

They want the End Times. That’s what they’re counting on.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:22:24pm

re: #9 KGxvi

I don’t trust Trump to enforce them even with a veto override… this needs to happen quickly, so if he does tell them to fuck off after a veto override that it can be included in articles of impeachment… maybe that would be enough to get Senate Republicans on board with removal?

Nope, only polls showing the deplorables abandoning Trump will do that.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:22:38pm

Mulvaney is claiming Trump will win 45 states if he’s impeached. Uh no. I can never tell if they’re just blustering crap or scared to death.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:23:10pm

re: #163 lawhawk

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Which is precisely the outcome that the bible thumpers want.

They want the End Times. That’s what they’re counting on.

Yeah weird as hell.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:27:26pm
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piratedan  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:27:46pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

well, 10-12 are easy because they would elect anyone/an was proclaimed to be a Republic, the rest are paid for…..

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:28:27pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

Mulvaney is claiming Trump will win 45 states if he’s impeached. Uh no. I can never tell if they’re just blustering crap or scared to death.

It’s both. He has nothing to lose by talking big. He’s know if he loses someone is going down (as in jail).

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:28:31pm

re: #167 Charles Johnson

How would anyone know the difference at this point.

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Interesting Times  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:28:43pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

Mulvaney is claiming Trump will win 45 states if he’s impeached. Uh no. I can never tell if they’re just blustering crap or scared to death.

The only way that can happen is if Russia changes vote totals (so yeah…if anyone has ideas on how to prevent that - ideas which don’t depend on GOPer cooperation - now would be a great time to voice them).

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(((Viking Sea Mexican)))  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:29:13pm

re: #167 Charles Johnson

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Neither. He’s too knuckle-headed to understand the chaos he’s creating, and too stupid to question himself.

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:29:16pm

re: #167 Charles Johnson

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Dark room, he’s trying how to blame this on Rick Perry.

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Axolotl  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:30:56pm

re: #153 goddamnedfrank

David Frum nailed it. It’s the Khashoggi murder tape, and likely some concomitant intel on Jared Kushner’s involvement in targeting him and helping MBS with the cover up. This is Erdogan’s payoff for keeping all of that under wraps.

Erdogan has conversations he has held with Trump directly where there probably were requests for damaging quid pro quos that could be leaked and get Trump in more trouble.

In fact, any leader that has had those conversations with Trump now hold this over his head.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:31:27pm

Saw Mar-a-shithole cancelled the anti Muslim party.

I rarely look at hateful comments, because mental health.

But this is an ultimate pretzel!!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:33:48pm
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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:36:22pm

re: #175 Stanley Sea

Saw Mar-a-shithole cancelled the anti Muslim party.

I rarely look at hateful comments, because mental health.

But this is an ultimate pretzel!!

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I love MAGA on MAGA sniping.

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:36:54pm
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KGxvi  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:37:10pm

re: #175 Stanley Sea

Someone should remind him that there are multiple law suits against Trump and the Trump Org for violations of the emoluments clauses. And also, part of the whole, “we need to see his tax returns” is so that we can find out if he’s profiteering off the presidency (well, so we can confirm he is, because we all know he is)

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:37:13pm
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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:38:07pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

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Donald only leaves his lair when it is time for Shepard Smith to come on his TV.

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KGxvi  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:39:07pm

Random bit of navel gazing… if Nixon doesn’t go to China (as the old Vulcan saying goes), does Chinese communism fall when the Soviets did? Or does it find some way of surviving a la the Castro regime in Cuba?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:40:25pm

re: #175 Stanley Sea

Saw Mar-a-shithole cancelled the anti Muslim party.

I rarely look at hateful comments, because mental health.

But this is an ultimate pretzel!!

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Those dumbasses. We fucking told them that Trump only cares about himself but hey at least you triggered imaginary libs. PS Representative Omar is tougher on Islamic regimes than Trump is but you were too busy spreading stupid memes about her to notice.

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:41:31pm

Today feels like the day L. Paul Bremer disbanded the Iraqi Army.

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Jay C  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:44:12pm

re: #175 Stanley Sea

If he [Trump] *is* still personally involved in ANY of his businesses at that level, why haven’t the #Democrats pounced on him for it?

Dude.

“Democrats” - and a lot of the media - have been “pouncing” on President Trump’s personal involvement in many scores of business deals since he (disgracefully) became President. That he personally profits from all sorts of business - both governmental (ours and foreigners’) and private has been blatant since Day 1. And the nominal “separation” supposedly supervised by Jared Kushner has been a bad joke and a blatant falsehood since then as well.

But Republicans don’t care: his mouthbreather base are generally prodded to admire him for it, most media are way more interested in the ludicrous circus in the WH, and as long as the Executive Branch is safely in Trump’s pocket nothing at all will ever even be thought of being done about.

Shortest answer: IOKIYAR

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:47:12pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:48:08pm

re: #182 KGxvi

Random bit of navel gazing… if Nixon doesn’t go to China (as the old Vulcan saying goes), does Chinese communism fall when the Soviets did? Or does it find some way of surviving a la the Castro regime in Cuba?

Depends who replaces Mao. Don’t see Deng taking control without the Re-aproachment which led to the rise of the Gang of Four which helped Deng.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:52:24pm

re: #111 austin_blue

Well, holy shit, this is the worst bit yet. How do you make a decision like this and not tell NATO and France what you are doing? Crazy!

SOP for Trump.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:53:02pm

re: #179 KGxvi

Someone should remind him that there are multiple law suits against Trump and the Trump Org for violations of the emoluments clauses. And also, part of the whole, “we need to see his tax returns” is so that we can find out if he’s profiteering off the presidency (well, so we can confirm he is, because we all know he is)

They’re stupid. Cat litter box > engage idiots

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:56:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:56:21pm

re: #147 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Turkish kompromat on Trump is the quick, easy answer for this incredible decision. Being quick and easy doesn’t make it wrong though. Turkish intelligence has been spying on the Russians since the Middle Ages. Did they overhear something?

of course they did.

and there is also Jamal Khashoggi.

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 1:56:40pm

This ‘great and unmatched wisdom’ tweet is almost certainly not written personally by Trump — Trump can’t spell all those big words.

But it is in his inimitable style. So that suggests a WH staff person composed this tweet with Trump acting as editor.

That makes this particular part of the Trump crime circus and trash fire so much worse.

It suggests an entire WH ecosystem of utterly corrupt servitors of the mad king, whose only job they see as being to present Trump’s drivel to the world as intended, without complaint, leaks or whistleblowing.

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DangerMan  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:02:53pm

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191006 edition ———————————>

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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:05:43pm

It really does feel at this point as though Trump is just running wild because he knows that Senate Republicans will never stand up to him for fear of electoral genocide.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:07:04pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:08:31pm

re: #194 Targetpractice

It really does feel at this point as though Trump is just running wild because he knows that Senate Republicans will never stand up to him for fear of electoral genocide.

The problem is he and the GOP are taking the rest of us down with them.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:12:00pm

And yes, the original document really was in Comic Sans.

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:12:11pm

re: #194 Targetpractice

It really does feel at this point as though Trump is just running wild because he knows that Senate Republicans will never stand up to him for fear of electoral genocide.

The GOP chamber of commerce types may eventually decide that Trump-chaos is bad enough for business that they can accept higher taxes as the price to pay for ending GOP insanity.

Or they may have read too many of the hard-right op-eds they publish in the opinion pages of the wall street journal as reassurance porn to ever have this realization.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:14:11pm

re: #177 b.d. (It’s all true)

I love MAGA on MAGA sniping.

the smell of it in the morning…

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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:19:52pm

Funny how he only thought to bring this up over a week later:

“But the mistake they made, the opponents, the opposition, the Democrats, the radical left, deep state, whatever you want to call them — they came out with a whistleblower report before they saw the conversation,” Trump said of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“Had they waited one day, Nancy Pelosi would not have made a fool out of herself and she would have been able to say what I said,” Trump claimed. “Because, when she saw it, she said, ‘This is not what the whistleblower said.’ I had a very, very congenial nice conversation with a man that I like. And he ran on corruption. Of course, Ukraine is known as a very corrupt country. One of the most in the world.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:21:38pm

I really can’t stand Trumps face anymore.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:23:32pm

re: #195 Belafon

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I don’t like Tom at all but that sounds right to me. They’re so threatened by changes. What Tom doesn’t want to acknowledge though is that’s the bread and butter of conservatism.

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Targetpractice  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:30:25pm

Trump is either A) deeply confused about the sequence of events two weeks ago or B) deliberately bullshitting people to maintain his own shitshow of a “defense.” The complaint was not made available to Congress until after the “transcript” was released publicly. So unless he truly believes or wants people to believe his whole BS about the House Dems being responsible for the complaint, then there’s no way that Pelosi could have seen the complaint before the “transcript.”

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:33:14pm

re: #201 Eclectic Cyborg

I really can’t stand Trumps face anymore.

I hope a good photographer captures the moment Trump finally realizes he’s screwed.

That would be an image of Trump’s face worth keeping handy.

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stpaulbear  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:35:47pm

re: #192 EPR-radar

This ‘great and unmatched wisdom’ tweet is almost certainly not written personally by Trump — Trump can’t spell all those big words.

But it is in his inimitable style. So that suggests a WH staff person composed this tweet with Trump acting as editor.

That makes this particular part of the Trump crime circus and trash fire so much worse.

It suggests an entire WH ecosystem of utterly corrupt servitors of the mad king, whose only job they see as being to present Trump’s drivel to the world as intended, without complaint, leaks or whistleblowing.

To me, it sound just like Stephen Miller. He says this kind of crap every time he’s on TV.

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KGxvi  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:38:27pm

re: #203 Targetpractice

Trump is either A) deeply confused about the sequence of events two weeks ago or B) deliberately bullshitting people to maintain his own shitshow of a “defense.” The complaint was not made available to Congress until after the “transcript” was released publicly. So unless he truly believes or wants people to believe his whole BS about the House Dems being responsible for the complaint, then there’s no way that Pelosi could have seen the complaint before the “transcript.”

You forgot the always obvious answer: C) both A and B

Remember kids, if one of the choices on a multiple choice test is some version of “all of the above” that’s the answer like 98% of the time.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:38:35pm

re: #205 stpaulbear

To me, it sound just like Stephen Miller. He says this kind of crap every time he’s on TV.

Hey, the President’s authority to claim his great wisdom is unmatched will not be questioned!

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KGxvi  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:41:03pm

So, I’m going to Diner en Blanc in Los Angeles this weekend. I need a white sports coat (pink crustacean optional) to finish off my attire. But since I don’t really wear suits anymore, I don’t want to spend a lot of money on one. This has led to an annoying bit of shopping for me - because I really hate shopping as such.

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Stanley Sea  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:42:07pm

re: #204 EPR-radar

I hope a good photographer captures the moment Trump finally realizes he’s screwed.

That would be an image of Trump’s face worth keeping handy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:42:51pm

re: #203 Targetpractice

Trump is either A) deeply confused about the sequence of events two weeks ago or B) deliberately bullshitting people to maintain his own shitshow of a “defense.” The complaint was not made available to Congress until after the “transcript” was released publicly. So unless he truly believes or wants people to believe his whole BS about the House Dems being responsible for the complaint, then there’s no way that Pelosi could have seen the complaint before the “transcript.”

the moron in chief tried to blame Pelosi for no action on gun legislation, saying she didn’t know anything about it. And guns was the reason for his call to her, NOT the whistleblower.

He is so pathetic.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:44:21pm

Is it a stretch to think Erdogan threatened Trump Tower Istanbul with something if Trump didn’t move our troops out of the way, sacrificing one of our best allies in the region?

And just like that, Ukraine is gone from the headlines.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:45:41pm
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Egregious Philbin  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:46:43pm

re: #204 EPR-radar

Simple, just find the picture of Nicolai Ceaucescau when he was standing on the balcony and realized his people were jeering at him…not cheering for him.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:46:45pm
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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:47:21pm
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makeitstop  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:48:28pm

re: #200 Targetpractice

Funny how he only thought to bring this up over a week later:

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He mentioned that the day he melted down in front of the president of Finland, IIRC.

Said something like ‘Pelosi read the call and said ‘We can’t impeach him over this!” or some shit.

Lying as usual.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:50:20pm
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Stanley Sea  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:50:22pm

re: #208 KGxvi

So, I’m going to Diner en Blanc in Los Angeles this weekend. I need a white sports coat (pink crustacean optional) to finish off my attire. But since I don’t really wear suits anymore, I don’t want to spend a lot of money on one. This has led to an annoying bit of shopping for me - because I really hate shopping as such.

You are hitting all the thrift shops, DAV etc?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:52:28pm

He’s like a toddler throwing things around a room and trashing it.

Only our country is the room and he’s trashing every bit of goodwill we have left in the world.

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KGxvi  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:53:30pm

re: #218 Stanley Sea

You are hitting all the thrift shops, DAV etc?

I’m considering it, there’s a pretty solid vintage scene in Long Beach where I live. The problem is I’m on the bigger side so finding my size at thrift or vintage shops is always a crapshoot. I’m hoping to find something today after work.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:53:36pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:53:42pm

re: #217 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Iraq was on his original banned list. I opposed the war in Iraq. Adamantly did but the men and women who risked their lives to help coalition forces deserve our help.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:55:07pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The last President my grandfather voted for. Big Dad and Jimmy could not be more different on the surface but they believed in positive government. Jimmy Carter is a fine American.

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garzooma  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:57:23pm

Love David Graham’s characterization of the NY judge’s rejection of Trump’s legal gambit in the tax returns case:

In defending Trump, his attorneys have contended that Congress cannot obtain documents related to Trump’s financial dealings, because that’s a power reserved for prosecutors. Elsewhere, they have argued that prosecutors can’t investigate Trump, because that’s a power delegated to Congress under the Constitution.[…]

The arguments build a steel hull around the president, attempting to keep the rising tide of probes from getting him wet by closing off every angle for investigation. But like the similarly unsinkable Titanic, this legal edifice hit an iceberg on a trip to Manhattan.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:58:14pm

re: #219 Eclectic Cyborg

He’s like a toddler throwing thing around a room and trashing it.

Only our country is the room and he’s trashing every bit of goodwill we have left in the world.

It couldn’t be more obvious he doesn’t give two fucks about anyone not named Donald Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:58:35pm

re: #223 HappyWarrior

The last President my grandfather voted for. Big Dad and Jimmy could not be more different on the surface but they believed in positive government. Jimmy Carter is a fine American.

also, Jimmy and Rosalyn have been married for 73 years.
Not sure that the moron can match that even adding up all of his marriages.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 2:58:55pm

re: #219 Eclectic Cyborg

He’s like a toddler throwing thing around a room and trashing it.

Only our country is the room and he’s trashing every bit of goodwill we have left in the world.

In a lot of ways, he IS a toddler. Like a toddler, he has little or no moral development, so his whole morality consists not of Good vs Bad, but rather What I CAN Get Away With vs What I CAN’T Get Away With, and he’s pretty much gotten away with everything, so the left side of the equation keeps getting bigger and the right, smaller.

Because he always gets away with it, he stopped listening to people who told him “You can’t do that!”, because, he thinks, clearly he can. So, experts, the adults in the room, etc. have been ditched because they told him not to do things, he did them anyway, and he’s still President.

He won’t believe he can’t get away with whatever he wants to do, until he doesn’t, and even then, he’ll only believe it briefly before it changes into “I meant to do that and it was a genius move!” in his head.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:00:22pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:00:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:02:01pm

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

also, Jimmy and Rosalyn have been married for 73 years.
Not sure that the moron can match that even adding up all of his marriages.

Nope he can’t. He’s never had one last as long as Barack and Michelle’s and those two are quite a bit younger.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:02:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:02:47pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC…

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if there was ANYTHING remotely resembling a Nazi rally and movement, this is it.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:03:05pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

JFC…

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delivery.com must be running late with the hsmburders.

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:03:43pm

F&^*()P_!

We need another smile.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:04:29pm
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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:05:23pm

[putin] YOU MAY NOT BE AROUND MUCH LONGER DONALD, HERE ARE THE THINGS I NEED FOR YOU TO DO NOW [/putin]

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:06:37pm

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They could be a great ally. Them and the Kosovars. Dumbass wingnuts like to say Muslims hate us but if we played our cards right, we could have both democratic and Muslim allies in key areas.

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sagehen  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:06:54pm

re: #220 KGxvi

I’m considering it, there’s a pretty solid vintage scene in Long Beach where I live. The problem is I’m on the bigger side so finding my size at thrift or vintage shops is always a crapshoot. I’m hoping to find something today after work.

Rent the Runway is a women’s clothing service, but there’s some start-ups (as of this past summer) trying to do the same for men. Google will give you a bunch of their names; maybe some of them will have a trial membership.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:08:51pm

I’m sure assholes Greenwald and Tracey are using the condemnation of this to tout Trump as a dove. This isn’t dovish. This is a middle finger to allies.

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sagehen  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:10:25pm

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

also, Jimmy and Rosalyn have been married for 73 years.
Not sure that the moron can match that even adding up all of his marriages.

Jimmy and Rosalyn have been married since before Trump was born.

And I’d bet significant sums of money that neither of them has ever cheated (physically. i’m not counting “lust in his heart”).

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uriel  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:14:16pm

re: #159 gocart mozart

I must have missed the “all of them” option.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:15:48pm

re: #229 gocart mozart

I’m surprised Tracey hasn’t spread the Obama shot at Gitmo BS!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:16:13pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:16:37pm

re: #241 uriel

I must have missed the “all of them” option.

After watching Tiffany expertly dodge an incoming kiss from Daddy, I figure she’s a bit smarter than his rest of his dimwitted get.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:17:20pm

re: #226 Backwoods_Sleuth

also, Jimmy and Rosalyn have been married for 73 years.
Not sure that the moron can match that even adding up all of his marriages.

But he lusted in his heart for other women, he said, once, 40 years ago.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:17:22pm
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KGxvi  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:18:57pm

re: #238 sagehen

Rent the Runway is a women’s clothing service, but there’s some start-ups (as of this past summer) trying to do the same for men. Google will give you a bunch of their names; maybe some of them will have a trial membership.

I had originally considered renting a tux or suit, but my companion for the evening decided against a gown or evening dress, so I’m trying to scale back. Might have to see if I can just rent a coat…

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:19:46pm

re: #240 sagehen

Jimmy and Rosalyn have been married since before Trump was born.

And I’d bet significant sums of money that neither of them has ever cheated (physically. i’m not counting “lust in his heart”).

Lust in his heart was such bs fauxrage. One thing I admire about Carter’s faith is how genuine and without pretension it is. That Evangelicals abandoned him for fakes like Reagan and now embrace Trump says a lot about how empty they are. I’m not saying no true Christian but if you can’t acknowledge Jimmy Carter lives his life with a Christian compass, you’re blind.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:23:10pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:23:27pm

re: #246 Backwoods_Sleuth

“U.S. troops seen leaving positions near the Turkish border in northern Syria, as Turkey is set to invade the region. The White House confirmed that the U.S. would remove all of its forces from the “immediate area.”

Screw you guys, I’m going home!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:23:31pm

Like right wingers can’t even say I disagree with Jimmy Carter but he’s a decent man. I don’t think Carter was a good President but I don’t think he was as awful as he’s made out to be either. His more humanitarian based FO and energy policies were wise beyond their years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:25:27pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:25:30pm

re: #248 HappyWarrior

Lust in his heart was such bs fauxrage. One thing I admire about Carter’s faith is how genuine and without pretension it is. That Evangelicals abandoned him for fakes like Reagan and now embrace Trump says a lot about how empty they are. I’m not saying no true Christian but if you can’t acknowledge Jimmy Carter lives his life with a Christian compass, you’re blind.

Interestingly, and to give you some idea just how different the world was in 1976, the “lust in my heart” answer was given in an interview with Playboy. That he gave an interview to Playboy generated only a mild controversy at the time. An interview with the future President, in a titty magazine.

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:25:35pm

The United States Officially Sells Out the Kurds

This is the fulfillment of my worst nightmare. In 2014, I opposed using the Kurds as proxies because, “I didn’t think we’d be able to stick with the Kurds even if they enjoyed victories because their more powerful Arab and Turkish neighbors would eventually turn on them.” In other words, I couldn’t support using the Kurds in a cynical way even if it made military sense in the short run. I was unwilling to accept the risk that one day we would sell them out and allow them to be slaughtered not by ISIS but by our allies.

I knew there would eventually be tremendous pressure on us to allow the destruction of any power or territory the Kurds gained, and I wasn’t confident that any American president would resist that pressure. If I had known in 2014 that Donald Trump would become our president, I would have been even more emphatic in my doubts.

Martin Longman, in Washington Monthly

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:28:30pm

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:28:41pm

re: #253 Blind Frog Belly White

Interestingly, and to give you some idea just how different the world was in 1976, the “lust in my heart” answer was given in an interview with Playboy. That he gave an interview to Playboy generated only a mild controversy at the time. An interview with the future President, in a titty magazine.

Oh I thought it was fairly big but I guess that was just with the Evangelicals.

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:28:50pm

re: #255 retired cynic

h/t Bob Cesca!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:32:12pm

yes, he will.

Looking at you Lindsey

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:32:44pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:34:11pm

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

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yes, he will.

Looking at you Lindsey

And Mitch and all the other cowards.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:34:12pm

re: #212 jaunte

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Eventual Carrion  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:35:32pm

re: #221 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sold his peanut farm also if I remember correctly.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:36:37pm

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

Republicans don’t care that their grandchildren are going to pay the price of every destabilizing decision Trump takes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:37:41pm

I just….

Jesus Christ.

HOW UNBELIEVABLY FUCKING STUPID DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO THINK THE U.S. MILITARY ACTUALLY RAN OUT OF AMMO?!?!?

Trump makes me want to break things.

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:41:45pm

This Election Was Always Going to Be a Mudfight. If Joe Biden Can’t See That, He Should Get Out of the Way.

I understand the family stuff. Really, I do, even though if he can’t find a way to turn the corruption attacks on his son around on Sluggo Jr., the Princess, the Dauphin Son-in-Law, and The Dumb One, somebody in the Biden campaign deserves to be fired. But screw institutional norms. It’s like running into a burning house in order to save the smoke alarms. This election always was going to be a mudfight. Accept that and move forward, or get out of the way for someone who understands the stakes. When they go low, kick them in the head.

Charlie Pierce

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:43:20pm

re: #264 Eclectic Cyborg

I just….

Jesus Christ.

HOW UNBELIEVABLY FUCKING STUPID DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO THINK THE U.S. MILITARY ACTUALLY RAN OUT OF AMMO?!?!?

Trump makes me want to break things.

Given what he said about the state of the economy before the election. I am convinced of one thing only. Trump is only good at one thing. Selling himself as a brand.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:44:39pm

re: #266 HappyWarrior

Given what he said about the state of the economy before the election. I am convinced of one thing only. Trump is only good at one thing. Selling himself as a brand.

No, he sucks at that too (bankruptcies).

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:44:50pm

re: #266 HappyWarrior

Selling himself as a brand.

To greedy fools.

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:45:09pm

re: #251 HappyWarrior

Like right wingers can’t even say I disagree with Jimmy Carter but he’s a decent man. I don’t think Carter was a good President but I don’t think he was as awful as he’s made out to be either. His more humanitarian based FO and energy policies were wise beyond their years.

I want to live in the timeline where more helicopters were used for the hostage rescue mission and motherfucking Ronald Reagan as POTUS never happened.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:47:06pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:47:29pm

re: #269 EPR-radar

I want to live in the timeline where more helicopters were used for the hostage rescue mission and motherfucking Ronald Reagan as POTUS never happened.

I do too. Conservatives need to take a good fucking honest look at Reagan. Reagan and Romney are the prototypes for Trump.

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:50:48pm

re: #264 Eclectic Cyborg

I just….

Jesus Christ.

HOW UNBELIEVABLY FUCKING STUPID DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO THINK THE U.S. MILITARY ACTUALLY RAN OUT OF AMMO?!?!?

Trump makes me want to break things.

The Generals may have told Trump that we were out of ammo when he told them to invade Greenland.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:53:30pm
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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:54:55pm

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

%^&*(

The cruelty is the point.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:55:45pm

re: #267 Eclectic Cyborg

No, he sucks at that too (bankruptcies).

Himself. But TBH I look at Trump as the worst excesses of the 1980’s and NYC. I was just talking with a friend and we both remembered how Trump’s mug was on a lot of NYC based TV and movies in the 90’s when we were coming of age. I was fascinated by the Presidents as a kid. I never would have thought that Trump was seen as anything other than an almost cartoon character who personalized a lot of the worst stereotypes about New Yorkers. That’s why I say it’s so funny that this guy has become rural America’s hero. This guy who wouldn’t last a day on a farm, in a coal mine, without high speed internet, or not having a McDonalds or KFC within a block.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:56:36pm

re: #272 b.d. (It’s all true)

The Generals may have told Trump that we were out of ammo when he told them to invade Greenland.

HA!

I believe the general (haha) consensus is that, when Trump talked about cutting back on the State Department, Mattis ‘jokingly’ told him that if he did that, he (Mattis) would have to buy more ammunition.

But, you know, you can’t use subtlety with an idiot, and the thing that stuck with him was ‘buy more ammunition’, which morphed in his mind into ‘running out of bullets’ and has now morphed further into ‘ran out of bullets’.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:56:38pm

re: #273 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh but Trump was going to be the most pro LGBT President ever. // Trump may not believe gay people are going to Hell like Pence does but he doesn’t care about them or their rights because they didn’t vote for him anyohw.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:57:16pm

re: #276 Blind Frog Belly White

HA!

I believe the general (haha) consensus is that, when Trump talked about cutting back on the State Department, Mattis ‘jokingly’ told him that if he did that, he (Mattis) would have to buy more ammunition.But, you know, you can’t use subtlety with an idiot, and the thing that stuck with him was ‘buy more ammunition’, which morphed in his mind into ‘running out of bullets’ and has now morphed further into ‘ran out of bullets’.

It astounds me how stupid this man is.

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 3:59:01pm

re: #271 HappyWarrior

I do too. Conservatives need to take a good fucking honest look at Reagan. Reagan and Romney are the prototypes for Trump.

We can’t forget that scrofulous cock-mite Newt Gingrich.

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MsJ  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:00:37pm

It’s a start.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:00:52pm

re: #279 EPR-radar

We can’t forget that scrofulous cock-mite Newt Gingrich.

Oh absolutely. There’s a lot of legislative types too but I was just thinking executives and executive candidates. But absolutely, Newt’s a big infludnece on Trump.

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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:02:35pm
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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:03:55pm

re: #282 The Pie Overlord!

A stupid Iago who is somehow, inexplicably, still effective at corrupting everything he touches.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:04:00pm

re: #271 HappyWarrior

I do too. Conservatives need to take a good fucking honest look at Reagan. Reagan and Romney are the prototypes for Trump.

See, now, I’ve had Conservative friends tell me that Democrats saying Reagan or GHW Bush were racist is what gave us Trump.

Then I ask them whether “Welfare queens driving Cadillacs” and “Young bucks on street corners buying T-bone steaks with Food Stamps” or the Willie Horton ads were racist and they shut right up.

Then the next day, they say it again.

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John Hughes  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:04:04pm

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

Boeing approves this message and would like you to ignore the other 737 max crash and the act that they have admitted that the current software is dangerous without specific training. Which training the claimed was unnecessary.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:04:52pm
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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:07:01pm

re: #283 EPR-radar

A stupid Iago who is somehow, inexplicably, still effective at corrupting everything he touches.

Until the GOP stands up to him, he can keep breaking things (think of the parent that won’t discipline their child).

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John Hughes  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:07:31pm

re: #68 Belafon

Aren’t their Christians in the area, though?

There, there.

Of course there are Christians there. It’s the middle east. Where do you think Christianity comes from?

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:08:28pm

re: #288 John Hughes

There, there.

Of course there are Christians there. It’s the middle east. Where do you think Christianity comes from?

America. Duh.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:08:45pm

re: #209 Stanley Sea

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:12:43pm

Go see the silly pictures here: balloon-juice.com.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:12:47pm

re: #289 Belafon

America. Duh.

HA!

I do think, though, that white Evangelicals especially have an elastic definition of “Christian”, which expands when they’re talking about “Persecution of Christians!!!!”, but contracts a whole lot when you ask them who’s getting into Heaven.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:15:16pm

“The food is inedible, and the portions are too small!”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:17:24pm

re: #284 Blind Frog Belly White

See, now, I’ve had Conservative friends tell me that Democrats saying Reagan or GHW Bush were racist is what gave us Trump.

Then I ask them whether “Welfare queens driving Cadillacs” and “Young bucks on street corners buying T-bone steaks with Food Stamps” or the Willie Horton ads were racist and they shut right up.

Then the next day, they say it again.

They refuse to own up to anything.

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John Hughes  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:18:29pm

re: #102 jaunte

So, will Turkey leave NATO, or will the U.S. leave NATO?

jaunte

Difficult call, which of the two is the least reliable?

Oh, I know,:

¿Por qué no los dos?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:19:04pm

re: #292 Blind Frog Belly White

HA!

I do think, though, that white Evangelicals especially have an elastic definition of “Christian”, which expands when they’re talking about “Persecution of Christians!!!!”, but contracts a whole lot when you ask them who’s getting into Heaven.

Hell they only made cause with Catholics because they saw that abortion could be used as a wedge issue. Falwell Sr was saying nasty shit about Catholics into the early 70’s.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:22:18pm
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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:23:28pm

re: #293 Blind Frog Belly White

“The food is inedible, and the portions are too small!”

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We were at Wendy’s the other day and started hearing a commotion. Some (white) guy, after yelling in the drive through, decided to bring it inside and yell about wanting his money back on what they messed up. The thing is, he didn’t bring his order in. Then he started throwing lids at the manager (black woman). At the end of it, she gave him some money back, but the other patrons were telling him to get out. The manager has been there for a long time so we all knew her. We’re all pretty sure he was hoping to get his order for free. Multiple workers heard what he ordered, which was different than what he claimed later.

Now, for my mother’s angle. My mom’s uncomfortable with the black woman yelling back at the white man (no, not the manager yelling at the customer angle, the other one). The manager, after it’s all over, went and apologized to everyone. As she’s talking to us, my mom reminds the manager that she’s black. Sigh. She still has a long way to go (but she’s still better than a lot of people).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:24:42pm
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John Hughes  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:25:09pm

re: #111 austin_blue

Well, holy shit, this is the worst bit yet. How do you make a decision like this and not tell NATO and France what you are doing? Crazy!

NATO and France?

1. France is a NATO member.
2. So is Turkey.

Maybe you meant to write “The UK and France”?

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Dave In Austin  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:25:51pm

I don’t care what anyone sez or thinks.

“I” need some of this just because everything else is so fucked up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:27:52pm

sure, Jan…

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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:29:02pm

re: #299 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I forgot about Erdogan’s goons beating up Kurds in the USA.

At least we used to pretend that we were the good guys.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:29:35pm
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b.d. (Lock Them Up!)  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:30:02pm

Brian Stelter’s wife…..:)

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John Hughes  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:30:12pm

re: #115 KGxvi

I suppose if you believe libertarian foreign policy to be “not rushing head long into every war possible because how else are we going to use all these cool weapons?”… then, yeah, Obama is probably libertarian.

Ok, what wars did Obama not run into?

He’s a nice guy, a million times better than Trump, but he never has had a problem with using unlawful combatants to perform extra-legal executions of people with little or no oversight.

The Libya fuckup happened on his watch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:32:31pm
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John Hughes  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:34:26pm

re: #116 lawhawk

Why would he bother telling our allies, such as the UK or Israel.

Israel? Israel (or, to be more exact Netenyahu) probably thinks it’s a great idea.

(Why did you “forget” France, which has more troops on the ground in Syria than the UK?)

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:35:28pm

re: #308 John Hughes

Israel? Israel (or, to be more exact Netenyahu) probably thinks it’s a great idea.

(Why did you “forget” France, which has more troops on the ground in Syria than the UK?)

Because France isn’t headed by an autocrat/friend of Trump.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:36:45pm

re: #308 John Hughes

Israel? Israel (or, to be more exact Netenyahu) probably thinks it’s a great idea.

(Why did you “forget” France, which has more troops on the ground in Syria than the UK?)

I’m sorry, I didn’t know we had to make an exhaustive list of every ally the US has.

As for Israel, Netanyahu may think it’s a good idea, but it’s still a good idea to let people know instead of just Leeroying it.

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John Hughes  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:39:31pm

re: #144 b.d. (It’s all true)

The world urgently needs real American leadership.

No, I’m sorry, that ship has sailed.

The world doesn’t need American “leadership” (it never did). The world needs American engagement.

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:51:49pm

re: #311 John Hughes

No, I’m sorry, that ship has sailed.

The world doesn’t need American “leadership” (it never did). The world needs American engagement.

You’re both kind of off. What the world wants is a superpower to patrol the air, seas, and land paying the tough prices. What the world needs is to realize that we’re less and less a collection of independent states and we need to work together more. What the world will do if the US fails as a leader is look for another leader to fill that void, because they’re willing to give up control of some things in order to feel like they’re still independent countries.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:53:55pm

re: #312 Belafon

That idea of a global society give the right-winghers heart burn.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:55:10pm

re: #306 John Hughes

Ok, what wars did Obama not run into?

He’s a nice guy, a million times better than Trump, but he never has had a problem with using unlawful combatants to perform extra-legal executions of people with little or no oversight.

The Libya fuckup happened on his watch.

Libya was a mistake, to be sure. Obama didn’t show the leadership he should have, instead preferring to honor allies’ desire to destroy Libya by “leading from behind.” I’m less inclined to judge in the welter of rivaling parties in Iraq and Syria where there have never been any good answers and it was a fool’s mission to go there in the first place (2003).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:56:41pm

Depends on what you mean by ‘leadership’.

Dictating what others will do isn’t leadership. Stepping up to, for example, promise to help another country facing aggression, or promise cuts in Carbon emissions, or stand up to an ally that murders a journalist in a consulate in a 3rd country - that’s leadership, because the richest country doing that kind of stuff brings along others.

If we don’t do that, somebody else will take on the leadership role, and we won’t like a lot of where they lead.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 4:57:22pm

re: #313 Colère Tueur de Lapin

That idea of a global society give the right-winghers heart burn.

Didn’t you know? Carbon emissions (for example) stop at the border.

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John Hughes  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:01:51pm

re: #310 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m sorry, I didn’t know we had to make an exhaustive list of every ally the US has.

I was replying to lawhawk, who was replying to austin_blue. The US allies who have troops on the ground are the UK and France.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:01:52pm

I’m gonna hazard a guess that this guy never worked in any place where someone resigned to “seek other opportunities” or “spend more time with his family”, because if he REALLY THINKS that this indicates lying on Warren’s part, he needs a 2x4 upside the head, because he’s a fucking idiot.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:02:39pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:03:44pm

re: #319 Backwoods_Sleuth

Umbrellas. How do they fucking work?

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Dread Pirate  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:04:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:04:33pm
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mmmirele  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:04:54pm

re: #248 HappyWarrior

Lust in his heart was such bs fauxrage. One thing I admire about Carter’s faith is how genuine and without pretension it is. That Evangelicals abandoned him for fakes like Reagan and now embrace Trump says a lot about how empty they are. I’m not saying no true Christian but if you can’t acknowledge Jimmy Carter lives his life with a Christian compass, you’re blind.

A lot of these Evangelicals have become neo-Calvinists and they would tell you that Jimmy Carter’s works were all filthy rags. I’ve listened to a few sermons by a prominent (now deceased) Calvinist and holy crap, there’s not an ounce of love in him. It’s all God is holy, God is wrathful, God can destroy you if he feels like it, and he probably has. I don’t know how anyone can be a Calvinist without losing their minds.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:07:12pm

re: #323 mmmirele

A lot of these Evangelicals have become neo-Calvinists and they would tell you that Jimmy Carter’s works were all filthy rags. I’ve listened to a few sermons by a prominent (now deceased) Calvinist and holy crap, there’s not an ounce of love in him. It’s all God is holy, God is wrathful, God can destroy you if he feels like it, and he probably has. I don’t know how anyone can be a Calvinist without losing their minds.

If you talk to a Calvinist for more than about 15 seconds, you’ll find that they probably already have.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:07:21pm

Please join me, the Republican Party, the Texas secession movement and a host of Evangelical activists and conservative radio hosts in wishing a happy birthday to Vladimir Putin.
He was allegedly born in (then) Leningrad on this day in 1952. By 2024, though, the Russian government will release documents showing that he was actually born in Los Angeles, where his parents were on a deep cover KGB assignment passing out Soviet bribe money to Hollywood producers and screen writers. As official Russian documents, these will be accepted as holy writ by American conservatives, and he will be nominated for President of the United States as a worthy successor to God’s Anointed, Donald J. Trump.
GLAD FOR VLAD! PUTIN ‘24!

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:07:29pm

re: #314 Barefoot Grin

Libya was a mistake, to be sure. Obama didn’t show the leadership he should have, instead preferring to honor allies’ desire to destroy Libya by “leading from behind.” I’m less inclined to judge in the welter of rivaling parties in Iraq and Syria where there have never been any good answers and it was a fool’s mission to go there in the first place (2003).

Obama did not have any foreign expertise; so some of his decisions may have reflected the Lyndon Johnson syndrome, with less disastrous consequences. You select advisers (or have advisers from the prior administration, as Johnson) and rely on their expertise to guide you. I still recall my GOP loving cousin explaining that Bush 43 (got the number right this time!) didn’t have to know foreign policy because Cheney was the expert. Did not work out well for us or anyone else. No president can be an expert in all aspects of their job — and so they rely on others. Unfortunately our current “leader” knows nothing about any of his responsibilities but does believe that he is a genius who can rely on his instincts for decisions. He’s never had to face real consequences in the past for any failures and this approach continues to work for him.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:07:55pm

re: #323 mmmirele

A lot of these Evangelicals have become neo-Calvinists and they would tell you that Jimmy Carter’s works were all filthy rags. I’ve listened to a few sermons by a prominent (now deceased) Calvinist and holy crap, there’s not an ounce of love in him. It’s all God is holy, God is wrathful, God can destroy you if he feels like it, and he probably has. I don’t know how anyone can be a Calvinist without losing their minds.

Calvinism is awful. I obviously don’t subscribe to the Catholicism that my parents and grandparents were brought up on but it’s not totally heartless.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:09:28pm

re: #324 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

If you talk to a Calvinist for more than about 15 seconds, you’ll find that they probably already have.

Conservative Protestantism is so foreign to me. Just totally at odds with my entire philosophy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:10:45pm

re: #323 mmmirele

A lot of these Evangelicals have become neo-Calvinists and they would tell you that Jimmy Carter’s works were all filthy rags. I’ve listened to a few sermons by a prominent (now deceased) Calvinist and holy crap, there’s not an ounce of love in him. It’s all God is holy, God is wrathful, God can destroy you if he feels like it, and he probably has. I don’t know how anyone can be a Calvinist without losing their minds.

I used to have discussions with a Calvinist friend about the whole predestination thing. The question he could never really answer was,

“You’re saying your god created nearly all of humanity to be punished eternally, and no matter how good you are and how much you praise him, you can’t make him not punish you if you weren’t pre-chosen. What makes a god who would run it this way worthy of praise?”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:12:09pm

re: #328 HappyWarrior

Conservative Protestantism is so foreign to me. Just totally at odds with my entire philosophy.

And I was brought up in it. (Thankfully in the Arminian tradition because my family isn’t completely heartless either.) It’s not the Christianity itself that is so anathema, but the twisted way that the politico-religious zealots have manipulated it. Mrs. Fish told me the other day, “Those kinds of people worship America.” I told her about White American Jesus and she nodded her head in understanding.

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Barefoot Grin  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:14:02pm

re: #323 mmmirele

A lot of these Evangelicals have become neo-Calvinists and they would tell you that Jimmy Carter’s works were all filthy rags. I’ve listened to a few sermons by a prominent (now deceased) Calvinist and holy crap, there’s not an ounce of love in him. It’s all God is holy, God is wrathful, God can destroy you if he feels like it, and he probably has. I don’t know how anyone can be a Calvinist without losing their minds.

Not this exactly, but something similar is what broke my parents’ Presbyterian church apart (mostly over church tolerance for non-hetero identities). My dad, at 94, is now the oldest member of one of the city’s oldest churches, though much smaller—but not diminished—since the hardcore evangelicals in sheep clothing left to form a new church. Dad was not Jimmy Carter. He was a quiet Republican until he voted for Kerry in 2004. But his church’s lurch to the far right left him as a moderate Democrat. And it made sense: like Carter, after retirement he put his full energies into using his construction skills toward repairing homes of the poor, Habitat for Humanity, and helping to build a halfway house working with the traditional African American churches in the community. He just got more and more liberal as he got older.

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:14:53pm

re: #330 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I was brought up in the United Methodist Church: God is Love, and Jesus was his way of proving that to us. I still have grown away from it, from all organized religion.

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Patricia Kayden  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:15:03pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:16:39pm

re: #306 John Hughes

he never has had a problem with using unlawful combatants to perform extra-legal executions of people with little or no oversight.

The Libya fuckup happened on his watch.

Glenn Greenwald, is that you? Every word of that is false.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:17:02pm

re: #332 retired cynic

I was brought up in the United Methodist Church: God is Love, and Jesus was his way of proving that to us. I still have grown away from it, from all organized religion.

The conservative church I grew up in is actually one of the more infamous wingnut organizations out there. When I went to college, I was exposed to less radical organizations and finally settled in with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. While they do still tend toward the wingnut side of the spectrum in some ways, they are a humane organization that does a ton of service, both at home and abroad.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:17:54pm

I apologize to any believers this might upset, but really, so much of how Christianity is sold is pretty much exactly how anything else is sold. Appeal to an insecurity, tell the customer they’re right to be insecure about that, but you have the answer! Whether it’s a god or a deodorant, it’s the same pitch.

Not all of Christianity, but a lot of it.

And that make me wonder why ANYONE would be a Calvinist, esp. because you supposedly can’t tell who’s saved and who isn’t. (right?)

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lawhawk  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:21:05pm

re: #308 John Hughes

Israel does not think this is a good idea. Not in the slightest. The Kurds have been stalwarts in going after IS, which is a threat to Israel. Syria’s Assad has been focused on Kurds and that means less time focused on Israel (again, to Israel’s benefit).

This is a power vacuum that will enable Israel’s enemies and rivals to fill the gap Trump is leaving in his wake.

And yeah, I did forget France. They’re fucked too.

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:21:29pm

re: #328 HappyWarrior

Conservative Protestantism is so foreign to me. Just totally at odds with my entire philosophy.

Good for you. Calvinism is basically evil.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:21:31pm

I’d call my upbringing non religious but my dad’s stories of Catholic school left an impression and my surviving grandparents all were charitable and fairly open minded. Nana’s brother was a Catholic priest who told his sister’s mother in law pre Vatican II not to worry about attending a wedding in a Protestant church and he himself was parish priest in Louisiana at a predominantly African American parish. His order I read has been active in helping minister marginalized groups. I doubt Uncle Bill would have embraced Liberation Theology but I bet he would have been disgusted by what we did in Latin America and also liked Pope Francis. I definitely think my dad’s family liberalism comes from his moms side. His Dads side seems more conservative.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:24:51pm

re: #338 EPR-radar

Good for you. Calvinism is basically evil.

Man I remember learning about predestination and it just seemed so wrong.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:27:21pm

re: #340 HappyWarrior

Man I remember learning about predestination and it just seemed so wrong.

A loving, benevolent god creates billions of humans who, after brief lives that may be somewhere between horrible and good, will burn in hell for all eternity because that loving, benevolent god made them inherently bad.

Who would buy that book?

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garzooma  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:29:10pm

re: #265 retired cynic

This Election Was Always Going to Be a Mudfight. If Joe Biden Can’t See That, He Should Get Out of the Way.

Charlie Pierce

Josh Marshall had something similar to say:

A younger, quicker Biden might have nailed down the nomination this last week in response to Donald Trump’s predictably irresponsible attacks on him. He would have been all over the talk shows and on the stump. Instead, he has remained closeted, perhaps out of fear that if he does subject himself to questions, he will be stumble. To be sure, Hunter Biden may have been up to no good, but Biden could have used the attacks against his son to highlight his having to surmount a succession of family tragedies. One could feel this week the nomination slipping away from Biden.

Here’s a sincere question, were there any responses from Biden that people felt were effective, that maybe didn’t get the coverage they deserved?

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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:31:51pm

re: #318 Blind Frog Belly White

This story is all over the right wing sites. I’m curious about a record just turning up now.

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MsJ  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:32:11pm
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Belafon  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:33:05pm

re: #344 MsJ

[Embedded content]

Beto?

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Dread Pirate  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:36:11pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:38:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:39:11pm

Lre: #346 Dread Pirate

[Embedded content]

It doesn’t get any more swamp than the Majority Leader’s wife being a cabinet official. Yet Trumpers tell themselves that Trump cleaned up Washington.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:42:31pm

re: #348 HappyWarrior

L

It doesn’t get any more swamp than the Majority Leader’s wife being a cabinet official. Yet Trumpers tell themselves that Trump cleaned up Washington.

I think the problem is that we have a different definition of “corruption” from them.

We think corruption means politicians making money by selling their votes, or enriching themselves, their family, or their friends using the powers of their office.

THEY think corruption is when they don’t get their way.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:43:19pm

re: #349 Blind Frog Belly White

I think the problem is that we have a different definition of “corruption” from them.

We think corruption means politicians making money by selling their votes, or enriching themselves, their family, or their friends using the powers of their office.

THEY think corruption is when they don’t get their way.

True.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:48:32pm
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BeachDem  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:49:26pm

re: #341 Blind Frog Belly White

A loving, benevolent god creates billions of humans who, after brief lives that may be somewhere between horrible and good, will burn in hell for all eternity because that loving, benevolent god made them inherently bad.

Who would buy that book?

I don’t know about a book, but it makes for some good dialog on The Good Place:

Michael: If I’m right, the system by which we judge humans the very method we use to deem them good or bad is so fundamentally flawed and unreasonable that hundreds of millions of people have been wrongly condemned to an eternity of torture.

Judge Gen: Damn! That was intense! Look at my arm, y’all. Look, I got goosebumps. Doesn’t happen very often.

(and on a separate note, am I the only one who never knew Maya Rudolph was Minnie Riperton’s daughter?)

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William Lewis  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:51:37pm

re: #323 mmmirele

A lot of these Evangelicals have become neo-Calvinists and they would tell you that Jimmy Carter’s works were all filthy rags. I’ve listened to a few sermons by a prominent (now deceased) Calvinist and holy crap, there’s not an ounce of love in him. It’s all God is holy, God is wrathful, God can destroy you if he feels like it, and he probably has. I don’t know how anyone can be a Calvinist without losing their minds.

Calvinism as filtered through John Knox is the most pernicious heresy of the last 1000 years. I know that’s a hard word to most moderns and I’m not into Warhammer 40k, but what it means to me is an idea that allows the look of Christianity while gutting the meaning of it. To mean that is what Calvinism is.

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stpaulbear  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:53:19pm

re: #333 Patricia Kayden

David Lazarus

@Davidlaz
I keep seeing headlines that the GOP is ‘struggling with its impeachment strategy.’ How about the party commits to examining the evidence in a fair manner and acting in the best interest of the country?

That’s crazy talk!

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:54:15pm

re: #353 William Lewis

Calvinism as filtered through John Knox is the most pernicious heresy of the last 1000 years. I know that’s a hard word to most moderns and I’m not into Warhammer 40k, but what it means to me is an idea that allows the look of Christianity while gutting the meaning of it. To mean that is what Calvinism is.

The prosperity gospel is in second place in the greatest heresy of all time competition, and gaining quickly.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:54:55pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:55:06pm

re: #352 BeachDem

I don’t know about a book, but it makes for some good dialog on The Good Place:

Michael: If I’m right, the system by which we judge humans the very method we use to deem them good or bad is so fundamentally flawed and unreasonable that hundreds of millions of people have been wrongly condemned to an eternity of torture.

Judge Gen: Damn! That was intense! Look at my arm, y’all. Look, I got goosebumps. Doesn’t happen very often.

(and on a separate note, am I the only one who never knew Maya Rudolph was Minnie Riperton’s daughter?)

Maya Rudolph is Mini Rippletank’s daughter?

(So, clearly, no, you’re not)

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HappyWarrior  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:55:57pm

re: #353 William Lewis

Calvinism as filtered through John Knox is the most pernicious heresy of the last 1000 years. I know that’s a hard word to most moderns and I’m not into Warhammer 40k, but what it means to me is an idea that allows the look of Christianity while gutting the meaning of it. To mean that is what Calvinism is.

Calvinism really has the worst of Christianity in it. I disagree with the Protestant doctrine of grace through salvation alone but things like predestination and an angry God just are so lacking in any humanism. But the other parts of Christianity that I know you and others subscribe to is why I don’t condemn all Christianity.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:56:21pm

re: #355 EPR-radar

The prosperity gospel is in second place in the greatest heresy of all time competition, and gaining quickly.

Because it justifies being an asshole as an absolute good.

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William Lewis  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:58:27pm

re: #355 EPR-radar

The prosperity gospel is in second place in the greatest heresy of all time competition, and gaining quickly.

The prosperity gospel requires Calvinism to work - god shows that you are saved by getting you riches and the rest of the Calvinist hatred falls into place

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:58:49pm

My preferred version of Christianity is the one that doesn’t stress the afterlife and punishment and all that, but rather tells Christians it’s up to them to make THIS world like the Kingdom of Heaven, and meaning it in a GOOD way, not the “kill all the the gays and whores and unbelievers”way.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Oct 7, 2019 • 5:59:18pm

re: #360 William Lewis

The prosperity gospel requires Calvinism to work - god shows that you are saved by getting you riches and the rest of the Calvinist hatred falls into place

Ehhh, not necessarily, to be honest. I’ve known lots of prosperity gospel churches that believe in free will. They basically pitch it as, “If you listen to the voice of God and make the right choices, you get all the phat loot.”

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Weaselone  Oct 7, 2019 • 6:01:34pm

re: #343 Belafon

This story is all over the right wing sites. I’m curious about a record just turning up now.

Honestly, the whole thing is stupid. It’s like the morons have never heard off forced resignations, which you would think they would know about given all the rats fleeing Trumpland.

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EPR-radar  Oct 7, 2019 • 6:02:37pm

re: #360 William Lewis

The prosperity gospel requires Calvinism to work - god shows that you are saved by getting you riches and the rest of the Calvinist hatred falls into place

But there are a lot of dirt-poor Calvinists out there. My impression is that their belief that they are among the elect is sufficient foundation for that hatred of others that defines Calvinism.

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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 6:03:10pm
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jaunte  Oct 7, 2019 • 6:04:31pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Oct 7, 2019 • 6:10:04pm

Wait, what?
RCP?
Non-partisan?
OK. OK
Who the hell broke the Twitter?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 7, 2019 • 6:10:54pm

re: #366 jaunte

Plus, like I said above, firing someone by ‘accepting their resignation’ is so widely practices in business that it’s a joke - “resigning to pursue other opportunities” being one of the most prominent.

Dumbest “gotcha” ever.

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retired cynic  Oct 7, 2019 • 6:17:55pm

re: #368 Blind Frog Belly White

I was “let go” from my first teaching job after a couple of years, because after the third year, they would have had to put me on tenure. So they dumped me and got another kid straight out of college willing to work for next to nothing. Standard practice.

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Egregious Philbin  Oct 7, 2019 • 6:18:37pm

re: #344 MsJ

Martha is the fake senator, she ran a dreadful campaign against Krysten Sinema, one of her mailers even showed downtown Phoenix destroyed by a nuclear bomb if Sinema won. Our terrible gov then gave her the booby prize of McCain’s seat, but she can’t hide her awful. Mark is gonna beat her, hard. I can’t wait.

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MsJ  Oct 7, 2019 • 6:33:38pm

re: #357 Blind Frog Belly White

Maya Rudolph is Mini Rippletank’s daughter?

(So, clearly, no, you’re not)

Rippletank? What do you do in your spare time? 😂😂😂


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