STORIES, Featuring Monica Martin: Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

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From the guys who brought you Scary Pockets. A new channel: stories
Stripped-down acoustic covers.
Weekdays.

a cover of “don’t think twice, it’s all right” by stories.

credits
vocal: monica martin
guitar: ryan lerman
piano: lee pardini

recording engineer: justin glasco
mixing/mastering: justin glasco
cinematography: ricky chavez
editing: merlin showalter
design: sam’s myth
produced by ryan lerman

recorded live at sphq in highland park, california

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gocart mozart  Nov 22, 2019 • 8:40:26pm
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Belafon  Nov 22, 2019 • 8:41:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 22, 2019 • 8:43:18pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

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I think Rudy’s sole job is to push fake charges against those who are holding Trump accountable.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2019 • 8:43:45pm

From downstairs:

re: #147 Dread Pirate

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Show us the rules the Democrats violated. If you don’t like the rules, you shouldn’t have written them that way in 2016.

Apparently the rule they’re insisting Schiff broke is the one governing the “right” by the minority on any House committee to conduct their own hearing with witnesses of their own choose. This was the letter that Nunes pulled out on Tuesday and handed off to Schiff.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 22, 2019 • 8:44:53pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 22, 2019 • 8:45:15pm

re: #4 Targetpractice

From downstairs:

Apparently the rule they’re insisting Schiff broke is the one governing the “right” by the minority on any House committee to conduct their own hearing with witnesses of their own choose. This was the letter that Nunes pulled out on Tuesday and handed off to Schiff.

So where were they when this was just a committee hearing? This is a full House impeachment inquiry now. Fuck all y’all, the rules have changed.

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makeitstop  Nov 22, 2019 • 8:54:01pm

Coolness.

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Targetpractice  Nov 22, 2019 • 8:54:31pm

re: #6 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

So where were they when this was just a committee hearing? This is a full House impeachment inquiry now. Fuck all y’all, the rules have changed.

It seems to be one of those obscure rules that we’ve never heard of and likely were never exercised by House Dems during years prior because House Repubs would never abide by it.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 22, 2019 • 8:57:17pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

It seems to be one of those obscure rules that we’ve never heard of and likely were never exercised by House Dems during years prior because House Repubs would never abide by it.

In other words, Republican SOP.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 22, 2019 • 9:04:23pm

rest of thread..

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2019 • 9:16:52pm

Nothing would please me more than to see Ambassador Yovanovitch sue John Solomon AND The Hill for libel!

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Teukka  Nov 22, 2019 • 9:29:26pm

re: #11 Joe Bacon 🌹

Nothing would please me more than to see Ambassador Yovanovitch sue John Solomon AND The Hill for libel!

It’d please me to see John Solomon and optionally The Hill have their lawyers tell them “The libel suit(s) are the least of your worries.”

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 22, 2019 • 9:46:19pm
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Ace-o-aces  Nov 22, 2019 • 9:57:31pm

re: #13 Ace-o-aces

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2019 • 10:08:23pm

LOL

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2019 • 10:11:56pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

LOL

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Sweet!

Now DiGenova and Toensing are implicated as well!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 22, 2019 • 10:17:25pm

The ideal Christmas Gift!

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Ace-o-aces  Nov 22, 2019 • 10:24:26pm

re: #15 goddamnedfrank

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2019 • 10:56:40pm

Quite satisfying to wake up and see that Devin Nunes is involved in all this shit up to his eyeballs. Heh. He’s probably sweating bullets this weekend, or he will be soon.

Also, on Monday, a Federal judge will rule on the Don McGhan matter, as to whether Mr. McGhan must testify under subpoena to Congress….though I’d imagine if her ruling goes against McGhan, he’ll try it to take to all the way up to SCOTUS to buy time. And if SCOTUS ultimately rules that yes, Congressional subpoenas must be complied with, well, that has the potential to open the floodgates.

Looks like more glorious Infrastructure Weeks ahead.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2019 • 10:57:19pm

re: #16 Joe Bacon 🌹

Sweet!

Now DiGenova and Toensing are implicated as well!

They have been for awhile, I just remembered that this particular email was actually first revealed in the State Department IG’s report last month.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 22, 2019 • 11:00:50pm

From way downstairs:

re: #37 Charles Johnson


Charles Johnson

@Green_Footballs
Replying to @Green_Footballs
If Bret Stephens is intellectually honest, he’s working on a column right now denouncing Donald Trump as worse than Goebbels.

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2:12 PM - Nov 22, 2019

Bret didn’t quite do that — but he now believes Trump should be removed from office

He accused Trump of turning us into old Ukraine before it tried to fight corruption—

It’s to the immense credit of ordinary Ukrainians that, in fighting Russian aggression in the field and fighting for better governance in Kyiv, they have shown themselves worthy of the world’s support. And it’s to the enduring shame of the Republican Party that they have been willing to debase our political standards to the old Ukrainian level just when Ukrainians are trying to rise to our former level.

The one way to stop this is to make every effort to remove Trump from office. It shouldn’t have to wait a year.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2019 • 11:01:13pm

re: #19 Dr Lizardo

Quite satisfying to wake up and see that Devin Nunes is involved in all this shit up to his eyeballs. Heh. He’s probably sweating bullets this weekend, or he will be soon.

Also, on Monday, a Federal judge will rule on the Don McGhan matter, as to whether Mr. McGhan must testify under subpoena to Congress….though I’d imagine if her ruling goes against McGhan, he’ll try it to take to all the way up to SCOTUS to buy time. And if SCOTUS ultimately rules that yes, Congressional subpoenas must be complied with, well, that has the potential to open the floodgates.

Looks like more glorious Infrastructure Weeks ahead.

The import of the McGahn ruling isn’t McGahn, it’s that Bolton might simply take the lower court’s opinion as providing enough cover to comply with his own subpoena. Not that I’d count on it, he seems pretty conflicted between being perceived as loyal and wanting to tell his side of the story and not get smeared as part of the conspiracy to cover up these crimes. His mental calculous right now is probably preoccupied with figuring out which course of action will maximize his future book sales.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2019 • 11:10:54pm

re: #22 goddamnedfrank

The import of the McGahn ruling isn’t McGahn, it’s that Bolton might simply take the lower court’s opinion as providing enough cover to comply with his own subpoena. Not that I’d count on it, he seems pretty conflicted between being perceived as loyal and wanting to tell his side of the story and not get smeared as part of the conspiracy to cover up these crimes. His mental calculous right now is probably preoccupied with figuring out which course of action will maximize his future book sales.

I would think that testifying in Congress and blowing the lid off all the bullshit he saw and had to deal with would be a great way to maximize any future potential book sales revenue.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2019 • 11:13:05pm
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 22, 2019 • 11:17:06pm

re: #23 Dr Lizardo

I would think that testifying in Congress and blowing the lid off all the bullshit he saw and had to deal with would be a great way to maximize any future potential book sales revenue.

Maybe, but right wing books are historically supported by massive bulk sales to PACs, so he’d be gambling on trading that guaranteed wingnut welfare for genuine market interest. He’d also be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life.

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 22, 2019 • 11:35:47pm

re: #25 goddamnedfrank

Maybe, but right wing books are historically supported by massive bulk sales to PACs, so he’d be gambling on trading that guaranteed wingnut welfare for genuine market interest. He’d also be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life.

Good point, but I don’t know if the wingnut welfare part of his calculations applies so much anymore…..after all, Tucker Carlson called Bolton a “leftist” on his TV show, and I’d imagine by now, the Trumpites have come to view Bolton as nothing less than a traitor to their spray-tanned messiah.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 22, 2019 • 11:44:28pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 22, 2019 • 11:46:03pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 22, 2019 • 11:56:27pm

Who is paying Devin Nunes’ lawsuit lawyers? He’s suing at least 4 people, Nunes’ Cow, Nunes’ Mom, Ryan Lizza, and Liz Mair. Now he has to lawyer up as a defendant in a criminal enterprise. He might want to drop his frivolous lawsuits.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 23, 2019 • 12:03:53am

re: #29 Dread Pirate

Who is paying Devin Nunes’ lawsuit lawyers? He’s suing at least 4 people, Nunes’ Cow, Nunes’ Mom, Ryan Lizza, and Liz Mair. Now he has to lawyer up as a defendant in a criminal enterprise. He might want to drop his frivolous lawsuits.

If they haven’t already his defendants should counter sue immediately to lock him in, and then use these FOIA documents to target their discovery demands. They should fundraise on this strategy if necessary.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 12:29:23am

Florida dog sick of Florida man grabbing all the headlines.

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sagehen  Nov 23, 2019 • 12:43:09am

re: #23 Dr Lizardo

I would think that testifying in Congress and blowing the lid off all the bullshit he saw and had to deal with would be a great way to maximize any future potential book sales revenue.

It worked for John Dean.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 12:52:17am

re: #17 Joe Bacon 🌹

The ideal Christmas Gift!

Was talking to a woman who works as a teacher at a US military base on Okinawa, her activist mom keeps sending her $20 dollar bills with Harriet Tubman stamped over Andrew Jackson, just daring her to spend them there…

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Dread Pirate  Nov 23, 2019 • 1:21:01am

Long thread, worth reading.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 23, 2019 • 1:28:53am
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Dr Lizardo  Nov 23, 2019 • 1:29:37am

re: #34 Dread Pirate

One thing I’ve noticed - and I’m sure others here have as well - is that no matter how absurd a conspiracy theory is (Alex Jones’ “gay frogs” and chemtrails, Trump’s Crowdstrike inanity, QAnon, etc.), when clear and concrete evidence surfaces that thoroughly debunks the CT, the believers simply end up doubling or tripling down in their belief. There is simply no level of evidence that will convince them otherwise…because they’d have to admit they were wrong.

I have no doubt that if Trump gets bounced out of office next year (or by some miracle removed from office via the Senate), he and his supporters will go their graves convinced with absolute certainty of a vast, far-reaching conspiracy to destroy them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 1:37:05am

re: #36 Dr Lizardo

I have no doubt that if Trump gets bounced out of office next year (or by some miracle removed from office via the Senate), he and his supporters will go their graves convinced with absolute certainty of a vast, far-reaching conspiracy to destroy them.

Remember how Obama simply waited to release his Birth Certificate until birtherism had become an established tenet of RWNJ doctrine and then the Internet went nuts “proving” that his BC was a fake?

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 23, 2019 • 1:39:34am

re: #37 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember how Obama simply waited to release his Birth Certificate until birtherism had become an established tenet of RWNJ doctrine and then the Internet went nuts “proving” that his BC was a fake?

Oh yeah, I remember. And that CT is still floating around to this day. Like you said, at this point, it’s an established tenet of RWNJ doctrine that Obama was not born in the USA…and there’s no amount of evidence that will convince the RWNJ’s otherwise.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 23, 2019 • 2:15:07am
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 23, 2019 • 3:45:04am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 23, 2019 • 4:12:48am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 4:30:35am

re: #40 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

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Knowing Trump, he will call the allegations against Bibi “very unfair” and attack the people investigating him.

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Targetpractice  Nov 23, 2019 • 4:30:55am

Short summation of the wingnut response to the Horowitz report:

“The IG report’s gonna bring them all down! Obama, the Clintons, Comey, Page, Strzok, Mueller, they’re all gonna do time!”

“Uh, sorry, but it’s looking like the IG report will debunk most every CT ever spun around the Russia investigation. And the only guy facing potential criminal charges is some low-level agent.”

“Oh…well, that agent will turn evidence, that’ll lead to indictments for higher-ups, and we’ll have them all behind bars before it’s done!”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2019 • 4:59:41am

re: #29 Dread Pirate

Who is paying Devin Nunes’ lawsuit lawyers? He’s suing at least 4 people, Nunes’ Cow, Nunes’ Mom, Ryan Lizza, and Liz Mair. Now he has to lawyer up as a defendant in a criminal enterprise. He might want to drop his frivolous lawsuits.

It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Peter Theil was funding Nunes lawsuits. Not in the least.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:03:12am

re: #36 Dr Lizardo

One thing I’ve noticed - and I’m sure others here have as well - is that no matter how absurd a conspiracy theory is (Alex Jones’ “gay frogs” and chemtrails, Trump’s Crowdstrike inanity, QAnon, etc.), when clear and concrete evidence surfaces that thoroughly debunks the CT, the believers simply end up doubling or tripling down in their belief. There is simply no level of evidence that will convince them otherwise…because they’d have to admit they were wrong.

I have no doubt that if Trump gets bounced out of office next year (or by some miracle removed from office via the Senate), he and his supporters will go their graves convinced with absolute certainty of a vast, far-reaching conspiracy to destroy them.

And if trump isn’t on the 2020 ballot, I guarantee there will be untold write-in ballots for him. Even if he’s in prison (please, please, please).

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:14:48am

Just looking at the kind of bottom-feeders who will be heading up any Trump “counter-investigations”.

Epstein: US attorney general blames ‘screw-ups’ for suicide

US Attorney General William Barr has called the death of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein “a perfect storm of screw-ups”.

“Perfect”. Just like Trump’s phone call.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:17:54am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:22:22am

re: #46 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just looking at the kind of bottom-feeders who will be heading up any Trump “counter-investigations”.

Epstein: US attorney general blames ‘screw-ups’ for suicide

US Attorney General William Barr has called the death of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein “a perfect storm of screw-ups”.

“Perfect”. Just like Trump’s phone call.

The buck never stops here.

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jeffreyw  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:37:46am

Good morning!

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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:40:33am

re: #46 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Early news stories stated the cctv cameras weren’t working. I didn’t know there were tapes to review. Either way, Epstein would still be alive if those two NY employees who happen to be union members did their jobs.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:43:05am

re: #50 Shropshire Slasher

Early news stories stated the cctv cameras weren’t working. I didn’t know there were tapes to review. Either way, Epstein would still be alive if those two NY employees who happen to be union members did their jobs.

The only plausible way to keep him alive would have been to put him into stasis and hide him at a secret undisclosed location until trial…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:46:41am
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Shropshire Slasher  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:48:40am

re: #51 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They have that?!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:49:39am
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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:52:46am

re: #41 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Needs a photo of Martin Mull.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 23, 2019 • 5:59:19am

re: #55 GlutenFreeJesus

Needs a photo of Martin Mull.

cluedo.fandom.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:03:13am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:05:39am

re: #54 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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It can be so overwhelming. White supremacists making Exec branch policy, House members coordinating with mobbed up individuals to go after journalists and presidential candidates, the House GOP spreading conspiracies, non stop lies from the WH. It’s designed to wear ya down and wonder if democracy is worth it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:06:21am

re: #58 HappyWarrior

It can be so overwhelming. White supremacists making Exec branch policy, House members coordinating with mobbed up individuals to go after journalists and presidential candidates, the House GOP spreading conspiracies, non stop lies from the WH. It’s designed to wear ya down and wonder if democracy is worth it.

and a press that goes along with it because the President is such a major media star

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:08:50am

re: #59 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and a press that goes along with it because the President is such a major media star

Well the press isn’t totally going on with it. But too many are too chickenshit to say what this is, this is why Putin wanted Trump.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:09:49am

re: #60 HappyWarrior

Well the press isn’t totally going on with it. But too many are too chickenshit to say what this is, this is why Putin wanted Trump.

Not now. But for the most part they have for three years.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:10:22am

It’s arguably a new Cold War. Democracy not just here but globally is at stake.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:11:18am

re: #61 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not now. But for the most part they have for three years.

True. They may finally be realizing the foolishness of trying to treat a pos like Trump as anything resembling normal in presidential behavior.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:12:11am

re: #36 Dr Lizardo

One thing I’ve noticed - and I’m sure others here have as well - is that no matter how absurd a conspiracy theory is (Alex Jones’ “gay frogs” and chemtrails, Trump’s Crowdstrike inanity, QAnon, etc.), when clear and concrete evidence surfaces that thoroughly debunks the CT, the believers simply end up doubling or tripling down in their belief. There is simply no level of evidence that will convince them otherwise…because they’d have to admit they were wrong.

I have no doubt that if Trump gets bounced out of office next year (or by some miracle removed from office via the Senate), he and his supporters will go their graves convinced with absolute certainty of a vast, far-reaching conspiracy to destroy them.

The lack of evidence is merely further proof of how powerful and vast the conspiracy is.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:12:46am

re: #4 Targetpractice

From downstairs:

Apparently the rule they’re insisting Schiff broke is the one governing the “right” by the minority on any House committee to conduct their own hearing with witnesses of their own choose. This was the letter that Nunes pulled out on Tuesday and handed off to Schiff.

In the real world rights come with limits and responsibilities

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:15:29am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:17:35am

re: #62 HappyWarrior

It’s arguably a new Cold War. Democracy not just here but globally is at stake.

I don’t like the term “New Cold War”. Despite superficial similarities, Russia’s goals are not the same as the USSR. They do wish to reunite the old Russian Empire, but not to spread a worldwide political/economic ideology.

As for meddling in foreign elections, that is something that many nations do, including the USA. The disturbing part is how Americans are accepting or even actively soliciting such interference - and brazenly getting away with it.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:20:11am

re: #46 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just looking at the kind of bottom-feeders who will be heading up any Trump “counter-investigations”.

Epstein: US attorney general blames ‘screw-ups’ for suicide

US Attorney General William Barr has called the death of paedophile Jeffrey Epstein “a perfect storm of screw-ups”.

“Perfect”. Just like Trump’s phone call.

I know it seems too convenient, but I really do believe that Epstein’s suicide can be explained by run-of-the-mill incompetence in an understaffed prison with guards who just don’t care.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:20:40am

re: #66 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Long-shot replacement - Tulski.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:21:46am

re: #68 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I know it seems too convenient, but I really do believe that Epstein’s suicide can be explained by run-of-the-mill incompetence in an understaffed prison with guards who just don’t care.

It can. But the fact that he was left in the hands of the incompetent is very convenient for people who did not want him to talk.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:23:09am

re: #49 jeffreyw

Cash and his Fall camo ears

Good morning!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:23:45am

re: #69 makeitstop

Long-shot replacement - Tulski.

Nikki Haley

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:24:11am

re: #67 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I don’t like the term “New Cold War”. Despite superficial similarities, Russia’s goals are not the same as the USSR. They do wish to reunite the old Russian Empire, but not to spread a worldwide political/economic ideology.

As for meddling in foreign elections, that is something that many nations do, including the USA. The disturbing part is how Americans are accepting or even actively soliciting such interference - and brazenly getting away with it.

Cold War doesn’t only apply to the Soviet Union. What makes this like the CW is we’re not dealing with conventional warfare. We’re fighting for democracy and pluralism while Putin is interested in the opposite. His goals are a new world where Russia dominates the conversation directly or through proxies.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:24:54am

Man, Cleveland does not like Gym Jordan a whole lot.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:26:29am

re: #45 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And if trump isn’t on the 2020 ballot, I guarantee there will be untold write-in ballots for him. Even if he’s in prison (please, please, please).

He could easily Beat Ralph naders “record”. (600k+)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:26:30am

re: #73 HappyWarrior

Cold War doesn’t only apply to the Soviet Union. What makes this like the CW is we’re not dealing with conventional warfare. We’re fighting for democracy and pluralism while Putin is interested in the opposite. His goals are a new world where Russia dominates the conversation directly or through proxies.

I understand, it’s just that the term itself conjures images of the USSR.

Putin is promoting his own country’s interests, or at least his understanding of them, and having the US hamstrung by incompetence, corruption and political strife allows him to implement his domestic and international agenda with minimal interference.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:27:36am

re: #74 makeitstop

Man, Cleveland does not like Gym Jordan a whole lot.

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And there is a lot of competition for second most contemptible person in US Government: Yurtle, Nunes and Stephen Miller immediately come to mind.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:30:39am

re: #76 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I understand, it’s just that the term itself conjures images of the USSR.

Putin is promoting his own country’s interests, or at least his understanding of them, and having the US hamstrung by incompetence, corruption and political strife allows him to implement his domestic and international agenda with minimal interference.

I’m not disputing that Putin is a rational actor. However, his interests are contrary to ours and our allies. And our President is fine with that.

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William Lewis  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:31:39am

re: #77 NO SMOCKING GUN!

And there is a lot of competition for second most contemptible person in US Government: Yurtle, Nunes and Stephen Miller immediately come to mind.

No, there is no competition to Moscow’s Mitch.

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Belafon  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:32:10am

re: #67 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I don’t like the term “New Cold War”. Despite superficial similarities, Russia’s goals are not the same as the USSR. They do wish to reunite the old Russian Empire, but not to spread a worldwide political/economic ideology.

As for meddling in foreign elections, that is something that many nations do, including the USA. The disturbing part is how Americans are accepting or even actively soliciting such interference - and brazenly getting away with it.

The “cold” in Cold War referred to the fact that the two countries, while engaging in political and economic confrontation, weren’t firing weapons at each other, even if they might use proxies against each other. That term is still valid today as it was then.

It can also be used to describe what is happening here, kind of a Cold Civil War.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:33:34am

re: #68 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I know it seems too convenient, but I really do believe that Epstein’s suicide can be explained by run-of-the-mill incompetence in an understaffed prison with guards who just don’t care.

The only reason it got any attention is because it was him

You think some rando (minority) suicide gets reviewed by Barr?

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jeffreyw  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:34:37am

re: #71 jaunte

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Good morning!

That’s a great shot!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:35:13am

re: #79 William Lewis

No, there is no competition to Moscow’s Mitch.

Mitch has no shame. He’ll complain about Washington Democrat’s being too partisan and then brag about what he did to Garland. He cost a honorable man his job simply for spiteful political reasons. Republicans can cry about Bork all they want but we heard why Robert Bork wasn’t fit for scotus. Garland? His sin was being appointed by Obama after a right wing favorite justice died and having the potential to swing the court back to a reasonable center that it has not during my lifetime.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:36:14am

re: #80 Belafon

The “cold” in Cold War referred to the fact that the two countries, while engaging in political and economic confrontation, weren’t firing weapons at each other, even if they might use proxies against each other. That term is still valid today as it was then.

It can also be used to describe what is happening here, kind of a Cold Civil War.

Correct. And Putin is a product of that world. Trump isn’t. It’s probably why he’s so easy to play by Putin.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:36:15am

Here we go……

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:38:25am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

Correct. And Putin is a product of that world. Trump isn’t. It’s probably why he’s so easy to play by Putin.

That and cause he’s an idiot generally

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:39:07am

re: #85 Dave In Austin

Here we go……

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We’re going to get a lot of stink eyes if we ever get attacked again like on 9/11 and want the international community’s help.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:39:17am

re: #86 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

That and cause he’s an idiot generally

That too.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:39:22am

re: #85 Dave In Austin

Here we go……

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I think I called this earlier in the week.

Stupid bastard.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:39:27am

re: #82 jeffreyw

Thanks! He has a good profile.

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Dave In Austin  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:41:47am

re: #89 makeitstop

I see it’s a couple of days old..

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mmmirele  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:42:36am

re: #71 jaunte

This is a great picture, just great!

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:44:37am

re: #92 mmmirele

Thanks. The cypresses are going to be all the way bald in a week or so.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:44:49am

re: #81 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

The only reason it got any attention is because it was him

You think some rando (minority) suicide gets reviewed by Barr?

Not a chance. I wonder just how many prison suicides there are every year?

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:45:46am

re: #91 Dave In Austin

I see it’s a couple of days old..

I forget what was being discussed, but I mentioned to lawhawk that it might be a pretext for leaving NATO.

I’ve thought for a long time that there was a new Axis in the works, with US, Russia, Saudi, Turkey and a few other bad actors.

It sucks looking down the road and realizing we’re not going to be the good guys any more.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:46:32am

re: #94 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Not a chance. I wonder just how many prison suicides there are every year?

Exactly

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:47:05am

re: #85 Dave In Austin

Here we go……

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Has this been confirmed by a reliable source?

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:48:13am

CNN)The White House helped arrange a phone call between Rudy Giuliani and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the day after the President’s personal lawyer handed over materials with unproven claims about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, according to documents released by the State Department late Friday night.

The documents show that Pompeo spoke with Giuliani briefly twice in late March — both before and after he handed off a packet of information that included claims against the Bidens. Only the second conversation was facilitated by the White House.

The emails provide new insight into how Giuliani’s efforts were coordinated through the White House. Pompeo had previously attempted to distance himself from the packet of information on Biden that Giuliani had compiled

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:49:14am

re: #95 makeitstop

I forget what was being discussed, but I mentioned to lawhawk that it might be a pretext for leaving NATO.

I’ve thought for a long time that there was a new Axis in the works, with US, Russia, Saudi, Turkey and a few other bad actors.

It sucks looking down the road and realizing we’re not going to be the good guys any more.

Its up to us to prevent that next year. We all have to vote blue in November, then be ready to march on Washington if need be.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:50:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:51:50am

re: #81 DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)

The only reason it got any attention is because it was him

You think some rando (minority) suicide gets reviewed by Barr?

Most of the other random minority suicides are not guys carrying information that could wreck the reputations of multiple millionaires and other prominent figures…

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:52:14am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:53:26am

re: #102 jaunte

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It’s a criminal racket.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:54:16am

re: #102 jaunte

Seems like a good time to point out that this very simple explanation from @sarahkendzior is a decoder ring to everything that’s going on right now. And Sarah has been screaming it from the mountaintops for YEARS.

I still love Sarah, she was just terribly wrong on Nancy and impeachment.

But I will be willing to forgive her. (I still have a terrible crush on SK if you had not noticed)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 6:58:43am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:00:56am

I’m looking forward to Nunes’ deposition, if he is foolish enough to proceed with this plan.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:03:36am

re: #105 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Ha I had the same thought.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:03:51am

re: #106 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’m looking forward to Nunes’ deposition, if he is foolish enough to proceed with this plan.

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Yeah, discovery will be a bitch.

Doesn’t he have a lawyer to tell him not to be a litigious bonehead?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:04:40am

re: #108 makeitstop

Yeah, discovery will be a bitch.

Doesn’t he have a lawyer to tell him not to be a litigious bonehead?

I can only assume he has calculated that it will pay off in publicity

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:04:49am

re: #108 makeitstop

Yeah, discovery will be a bitch.

Doesn’t he have a lawyer to tell him not to be a litigious bonehead?

Probably a friend of Rudy’s.

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Belafon  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:08:36am

re: #106 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’m looking forward to Nunes’ deposition, if he is foolish enough to proceed with this plan.

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DISCOVERY!
DISCOVERY!
DISCOVERY!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:08:58am

re: #109 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I can only assume he has calculated that it will pay off in publicity

He’s already suing a cow. His constituents are probably exhausted by him as we’re seeing a little with Jordan.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:09:53am

Gotta remember Devin isn’t a smart guy.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:10:31am

re: #112 HappyWarrior

He may wind up moving to the farm in Iowa and running again from there.

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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:10:36am

re: #106 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’m looking forward to Nunes’ deposition, if he is foolish enough to proceed with this plan.

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Truth is a defense

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:13:53am

re: #112 HappyWarrior

He’s already suing a cow. His constituents are probably exhausted by him as we’re seeing a little with Jordan.

did not say that his calculations were correct, but he seems pretty oblivious in many respects

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:14:05am
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Teddy's Person  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:15:31am

From the article:

During dinners, Trump has called in to compliment members personally. … “I’ve worked with a number of Republican presidents over various administrations . . . an I’ve never, ever been invited to Camp David,” said Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.). “It was amazing to go for the short weekend. So historic.”

Shorter Wagner: I’ll sell out democracy for a weekend get away in the Maryland woods.

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William Lewis  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:15:48am
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Jay C  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:18:01am

re: #109 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #108 makeitstop

Yeah, discovery will be a bitch.

Doesn’t he have a lawyer to tell him not to be a litigious bonehead?

I can only assume he has calculated that it will pay off in publicity

Yeah: that Daily Wire piece is not exactly a model of unbiased journalism: I noticed that their prime cite for Nunes’ comments is Breitbart, so there we are (and their harping on Nunes’ issues with “far-left network” CNN)…

I would think that Parnas’ allegations ought to be fairly simple to disprove: either Nunes was in Vienna on the dates alleged, or not. If not - well, Cow Man can’t be wrong ALL the time (no matter how hard he tries), and publishing the claim IS irresponsible journalism (though whether or not it rises to the level of actionable lawsuit is beyond me to guess). But if they’re right…..

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:21:03am

re: #120 Jay C

Yeah: that Daily Wire piece is not exactly a model of unbiased journalism: I noticed that their prime cite for Nunes’ comments is Breitbart, so there we are (and their harping on Nunes’ issues with “far-left network” CNN)…

I would think that Parnas’ allegations ought to be fairly simple to disprove: either Nunes was in Vienna on the dates alleged, or not. If not - well, Cow Man can’t be wrong ALL the time (no matter how hard he tries), and publishing the claim IS irresponsible journalism (though whether or not it rises to the level of actionable lawsuit is beyond me to guess). But if they’re right…..

They must have looked into it. There’s gotta be some smoke here.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:27:09am

Morning Lizardim from the cold and clear wild north country. How go things among the lizardfolk on this glorious winter Saturday?

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:28:51am
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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:31:16am

re: #123 jaunte

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Guy who cries witch hunt wants an actual witch hunt. Trump needs to be impeached. This tweet alone is a great example of why. He thinks he’s above the law and it’s okay for him to spread lies & conspiracies about his political opponents to delegitimize their opposition to him.

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Jay C  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:31:18am

re: #121 HappyWarrior

They must have looked into it. There’s gotta be some smoke here.

I really hope so: CNN has to know what they’re doing: but as that linked piece points out, they’ve had to retract stuff they’ve aired about Nunes before.

The thing is though, that the impeachment process has raised the stakes considerably: and by which I mean the GOP is going to be going into Desperation Mode (if they haven’t already): they are probably going to seize onto ANYTHING - and down to the typos/misspellings/wrong dates level, if need be - to try to deflect attention away from the President’s/Administration’/Party’s faults/wrongdoings. And do so at the loudest volume level their Noise Machine is capable of.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:31:49am

re: #123 jaunte

DT cannot go more than a few hours with tweeting.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:32:32am

re: #124 HappyWarrior

He’s a compulsive micromanager who insists on making bad decisions.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:33:14am

Put Trump’s face on the Allstate Mayhem guy.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:34:07am

re: #127 jaunte

He’s a compulsive micromanager who insists on making bad decisions.

Really if I were a true believer in Trump in 2016, I’d be so frustrated with him since he hasn’t kept any of his promises. He’s just used the presidency to benefit himself.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:39:03am

re: #127 jaunte

He’s a compulsive micromanager who insists on making bad decisions.

He’s a compulsive micromanager who can’t be bothered to consult with actual subject matter experts, and can’t be bothered to familiarize himself with a reasonable depth of detailed information

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:49:54am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:50:12am

re: #130 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

He’s a compulsive micromanager who can’t be bothered to consult with actual subject matter experts, and can’t be bothered to familiarize himself with a reasonable depth of detailed information

But also believes that he knows everything about every role within his domain and can’t understand why his employees aren’t taking his sage advice.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:54:07am
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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:54:27am

re: #84 HappyWarrior

Correct. And Putin is a product of that world. Trump isn’t. It’s probably why he’s so easy to play by Putin.

Why think he is being played? In 1987, he paid for an ad that summarizes his current day policy: our army should be a mercenary army and that other nations should be paying us large sums to protect them. He’s always been opposed to the notion of common bonds among the democratic regimes of the world or even the notion of democracy itself.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:54:53am

re: #133 jaunte

PARTISAN WITCH HUNT!!!!

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:57:15am

re: #129 HappyWarrior

Really if I were a true believer in Trump in 2016, I’d be so frustrated with him since he hasn’t kept any of his promises. He’s just used the presidency to benefit himself.

He’s rolled back environmental protections, provided a huge tax break to the wealthy, shut down immigration, and is appointing right-wing fanatics to the courts. I would say that he is keeping his real promises.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 7:59:51am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:00:30am

re: #134 Hecuba’s daughter

Why think he is being played? In 1987, he paid for an ad that summarizes his current day policy: our army should be a mercenary army and that other nations should be paying us large sums to protect them. He’s always been opposed to the notion of common bonds among the democratic regimes of the world or even the notion of democracy itself.

Why are we defending Saudi Arabia and Japan? Because it is in our own political and economic interests to defend them. The value of trade with them exceeds the cost of maintaining that trade militarily. That is a concept that Trump does not grasp.

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Belafon  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:06:41am

re: #138 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Why are we defending Saudi Arabia and Japan? Because it is in our own political and economic interests to defend them. That is a concept that Trump does not grasp.

It’s the same reason we defend Europe, South Korea, Taiwan. It’s a lot easier to have the world agree with you 95% of the time when you’re willing to put yourself out there because you think it’s important.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:27:44am

That’s what I’m saying. Western countries should step on Putin, and hard. And soon.

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Belafon  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:28:33am

The one show I watch on the Food Network is “The Kitchen”. The recipes there range from practical (they occasionally do recipes based on store-bought boxed or frozen items) to “I might actually be able to make that” to alcohol.

Today the are doing “Thanksgiving Live” and answering questions sent in either as video chat or messages and answering them. They even have Alton Brown on, who was asked how to thaw a turkey. And his suggestion was to get a circulation pump like for a fish tank and circulate the water. He says it will reduce thawing from 1lb/hr at 40F with you replacing the water every 30 minutes to 6 hours. He used a tub but he says you can do it in a sink:

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:28:57am

re: #140 makeitstop

Bingo. His attacks are are asymmetric, terrorist-like attacks. They are the weapons of the weak against the strong. He’s afraid at home, his economy is fragile, he’s alienated his neighbors and he has weak allies. The West needs to stand up and stop acting wimpy.

He saw a weakness that he could exploit: our level of gullibility and laziness when it comes to obtaining information.

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mmmirele  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:31:08am

Blergh, all my ad blockers stopped working efficiently on Twitter, Reddit and YouTube in Firefox, so I’ve switched over to Chrome and it’s not making me happy.

I know people make money off of ads, and for YEARS I refused to install an ad blocker. But on Christmas Day 2015 I got an autoplay ad that stepped on my last nerve and since then, I’ve installed ad blockers. For the record, I pay for subscriptions to lots of sites, so many I’m kind of scared to make a list of them. I just hate autoplay ads with the heat of a billion suns.

But Chrome is SUCH a drag. Going to have to go through and see what’s slowing it down.

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:32:27am

re: #142 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He saw a weakness that he could exploit: our level of gullibility and laziness when it comes to obtaining information.

And for my CT. I would not doubt that Putin and their intelligence apparatus hasn’t been funding (in part at least) the unprofitable Facebook from almost the beginning just to use them in the manner they seem to be using now.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:33:36am

re: #144 Eventual Carrion

And for my CT. I would not doubt that Putin and their intelligence apparatus hasn’t been funding (in part at least) the unprofitable Facebook from almost the beginning just to use them in the manner they seem to be using now.

They are obviously some kind of partners.

They saw that people were easily influenced by anything in their news feed and that it cost only a few kopecks to reach millions that way…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:35:13am

The news stories promoted by Facebook are destroying our democracy.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:36:35am

re: #142 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He saw a weakness that he could exploit: our level of gullibility and laziness when it comes to obtaining information.

But how difficult would it be to run the same play on him?

People look at him like this untouchable, bulletproof dude. He’s probably as vulnerable to a good propaganda campaign as anyone else.

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ericblair  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:37:49am

re: #140 makeitstop

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That’s what I’m saying. Western countries should step on Putin, and hard. And soon.

You do that by going after dark money everywhere in the West. Cut off their money, you cut off the blood flow. Trump, Putin, Netanyahu, MBS and others are easier to understand as mob bosses with territories rather than leaders of nations.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:37:52am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:38:24am

re: #147 makeitstop

But how difficult would it be to run the same play on him?

People look at him like this untouchable, bulletproof dude. He’s probably as vulnerable to a good propaganda campaign as anyone else.

They have a tighter control over the media in their country, and the Internet, and people in Russia have long learned how to be critical of what the media are telling them.

Not to mention that Putin is not going to let anybody interfere in their election process, that is his job…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:39:20am

re: #149 jaunte

The Trump campaign needed a line of credit from Facebook. They spoke to Facebook employee James Barnes, embedded with the campaign, and threatened that Trump would go on TV and “say Facebook was being unfair to him” if they didn’t get it.

If they had extended credit to Hillary and not Trump, then he would have a valid argument…

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:40:14am

Who needs an argument when you have extortion?

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danarchy  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:41:23am

re: #141 Belafon

The one show I watch on the Food Network is “The Kitchen”. The recipes there range from practical (they occasionally do recipes based on store-bought boxed or frozen items) to “I might actually be able to make that” to alcohol.

Today the are doing “Thanksgiving Live” and answering questions sent in either as video chat or messages and answering them. They even have Alton Brown on, who was asked how to thaw a turkey. And his suggestion was to get a circulation pump like for a fish tank and circulate the water. He says it will reduce thawing from 1lb/hr at 40F with you replacing the water every 30 minutes to 6 hours. He used a tub but he says you can do it in a sink:

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My first thought when I saw that turkey in a big vat of water was “Dear god is he going to try to sous vide that turkey”

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:44:39am

This is pretty awesome.

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Belafon  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:47:54am

re: #147 makeitstop

But how difficult would it be to run the same play on him?

People look at him like this untouchable, bulletproof dude. He’s probably as vulnerable to a good propaganda campaign as anyone else.

It wouldn’t be if a third of our country wouldn’t prefer him to a Democrat as president.

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Belafon  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:50:43am

re: #149 jaunte

Zuckerberg has more power than Trump. All he would had to do was act like Bezos and tell Trump to pound sand. But Mark agrees with Trump’s policies.

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sagehen  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:51:51am

re: #141 Belafon

Today the are doing “Thanksgiving Live” and answering questions sent in either as video chat or messages and answering them. They even have Alton Brown on, who was asked how to thaw a turkey. And his suggestion was to get a circulation pump like for a fish tank and circulate the water. He says it will reduce thawing from 1lb/hr at 40F with you replacing the water every 30 minutes to 6 hours. He used a tub but he says you can do it in a sink:

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The West Wing - President Bartlet calls the Butterball hotline

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Dr Lizardo  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:56:20am

Music break, and I say, goddamn this is great.

Black Pumas - Colors (Official Music Video)

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 23, 2019 • 8:57:51am

re: #141 Belafon

re: #157 sagehen

I will post this website again. I know quite a few people use it and since it is Thanksgiving it is the perfect time to post it again.

cooksillustrated.com

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:02:12am

re: #148 ericblair

You do that by going after dark money everywhere in the West. Cut off their money, you cut off the blood flow. Trump, Putin, Netanyahu, MBS and others are easier to understand as mob bosses with territories rather than leaders of nations.

And how do you go after dark money in the US when the Barr Justice Department and the McConnell Senate are working for the oligarchs?

In any case, a reminder, Germany was on its knees in the 1920’s — within 10 years, it had become the dominant power in Europe. There is no reason to think that Putin will be replaced; he has managed to install his minions in England and the United States and that may assuage a majority of his population for their low standard of living and lack of freedom. Yes, Boris looks like he’s on the ropes — who knows how the December 12 election will work out? But Trump still retains his loyal toadies in Congress and they will protect him to the end — and if our economy remains strong, Trump may indeed weather this storm and bring a final end to the American experiment.

I binged watched the first 2 seasons of “Man in the High Castle” over the past week. It portrays a world under which most Americans accepted collaborating with and living under a white supremacist totalitarian genocidal regime, but then, again, many Nazi policies were inspired by American policies toward the disabled, African Americans, and native Americans. The Trump regime has shown that this is a realistic portrayal of how tens of millions of our fellow Americans would greet such tyranny.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:11:06am

moron is still a moron

and bored because they’re making him stay inside all weekend

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:13:25am
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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:15:55am

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

If he does not know who the whistleblower is, how does he know who they worked for?

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Disloyal Archangel  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:17:54am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:23:28am

re: #147 makeitstop

But how difficult would it be to run the same play on him?

People look at him like this untouchable, bulletproof dude. He’s probably as vulnerable to a good propaganda campaign as anyone else.

It’s tough to compete when a 3rd party is stacking the opponents deck against you.

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sagehen  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:23:30am

re: #149 jaunte

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And like any extortionist, came back for more.

How many times has he whined about Facebook being so unfair to conservatives? That’s why Breitbart is now their Truth Judge.

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:25:51am
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retired cynic  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:29:25am

re: #143 mmmirele

…But Chrome is SUCH a drag. Going to have to go through and see what’s slowing it down.

I hate Chrome — too slow, kept eating up RAM. Deleted it from my computer. Use Safari, but then I’m on Mac.

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Teddy's Person  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:30:08am

In a sane timeline, Devine “I’m suing a fake cow” Nunes would be shuned by polite society for ever.

a timeline of his fuckery

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retired cynic  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:30:15am

re: #168 retired cynic

Edit to remove stuff!

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:34:34am

I have no idea why this four year old tweet of mine is suddenly getting traction now.

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retired cynic  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:34:37am

The House Subcommittee on Elections (chair, Marsha Fudge) has issued a report that got both the Southern Poverty Law Center and Charlie Pierce writing this Saturday. It is in response to CJ John Roberts’ Shelby County decision. From Pierce’s Saturday essay, long quote but the essay is a LOT longer. If you feel I have quoted too much, since I can’t link to a RL, I will delete!

Fudge, however, had been doing more than all this. She is the chair of a House subcommittee on elections, and that subcommittee released a report this week about the impact of the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder—namely, that the decision had declared open season on voting rights, and on any voters that Republicans and conservatives considered inconvenient. Ironically, the impetus behind the subcommittee came from the majority decision in Shelby County in which Chief Justice John Roberts, who had made a career out of trying to torpedo federal voting rights acts, suggested that the people who were demanding action against voter suppression go out and find more data. Fudge’s subcommittee called his bluff.

The subcommittee’s investigation covered seven states and the District of Columbia. It amassed some 3,000 pages of testimony and evidence. It found, unsurprisingly, that voter suppression had become general all over the country, and that the strategies behind it were becoming more sophisticated with every election cycle. This was a surprise to practically nobody, but the level of detail in the report makes it hard to ignore. The introduction to the report explains:

In particular, the Subcommittee found persistent discrimination in voting law changes such as purging voter registration rolls, cut backs to early voting, polling place closures and movement, voter ID requirements, implementation of exact match and signature match requirements, lack of language access and assistance, and discriminatory gerrymandering of legislative districts and the state, local, and federal level. The report also found Native Americans are disproportionately targeted and impacted by voter ID laws and polling place closures.

“Oh, we get more and more creative,” Fudge says. “I think the Supreme Court made a mistake in even suggesting we go out and get more data because now more states, I think, should be under the formula.

“I am not surprised, but I am appalled in what we do to our citizens. This nation was built on a kind of democracy that no other nation has. We hold ourselves out as the greatest democracy in the world. And yet we discourage people from voting. The top-line is that voter suppression is real. It is bigger and more pervasive than it was in 50 years. Since the Shelby decision, 26 states have passed laws making it more difficult to vote, and the ones that didn’t have still found ways to make it harder—change the date of when you can vote, change the voting locations, close the polling locations.

“I was in Texas and I found that there was one city where every citizen had to drive at least 30 miles. Indian reservations, some of those people had to drive more than an hour. It is unconscionable. We have done something no other nation has done. A lot of nations don’t allow people to vote. We have allowed people to vote and then taken it away.”

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wrenchwench  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:38:25am
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:57:27am
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Dread Pirate  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:59:05am

How convenient.

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Cheechako  Nov 23, 2019 • 9:59:22am

Has anyone else wondered if the Whistle Blower may have testified before the Committee within the last two weeks?

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:04:31am
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PhillyPretzel  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:13:07am

There was a power failure in my area. And thank G-d for PECO we are back online. :)

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Belafon  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:14:22am

I’m done with shopping

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:16:05am

re: #179 Belafon

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Works with my family which is why I now have Friendsgiving with my RAZZIE pals!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:16:09am

I can well expect that family counselors and emergency wards are gearing up for a busy week

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:19:55am

The president’s personal attorney infers that he’s got dirt on his client. Totes normal.

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jeffreyw  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:25:38am
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goddamnedfrank  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:29:21am
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Belafon  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:29:30am

re: #184 jeffreyw

There are fries in there?

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jeffreyw  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:35:27am

re: #186 Belafon

There are fries in there?

There’s a pretty good pile of crinkle cuts and chili under cheese and veggie toppings. I have destroyed the evidence so you will have to trust me.

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jeffreyw  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:38:17am

Mrs J opted for chili mac. I run a full service lunch counter!

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jaunte  Nov 23, 2019 • 10:47:39am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2019 • 11:03:29am

re: #106 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’m looking forward to Nunes’ deposition, if he is foolish enough to proceed with this plan.

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Fuck the Daily Wire. CNN is a far left outlet? Sure, Jan.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2019 • 11:06:46am

re: #118 Teddy’s Person

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From the article:

Shorter Wagner: I’ll sell out democracy for a weekend get away in the Maryland woods.

An “adult playground” sounds like a great way to get blackmail material. I can only imagine the depravity Republicans can achieve in their “adult playground”.

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makeitstop  Nov 23, 2019 • 11:07:05am

Navy brass is serious here.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Nov 23, 2019 • 11:09:41am

re: #192 makeitstop

“The secretary of the Navy and the admiral who leads the SEALs have threatened to resign or be fired if plans to expel a commando from the elite unit in a war crimes case are halted by President Trump, administration officials said Saturday.”

Trump does not get the concept of Chain of Command. It is not set up for meddling micro-managers.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 23, 2019 • 11:11:06am

re: #192 makeitstop

Imagine our military just refusing to listen to the president.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 23, 2019 • 11:11:24am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Nov 23, 2019 • 11:15:21am
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Nov 23, 2019 • 11:20:29am

Apologies if this has already been posted.

Navy Is Said to Proceed With Disciplinary Plans Against Edward Gallagher

Top military officials threatened to resign or be fired if their plans to remove Chief Gallagher from the SEALs were halted by President Trump, administration officials said.

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sagehen  Nov 23, 2019 • 11:32:32am

re: #195 Dread Pirate

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Parnas can “threaten to talk about” whatever the hell it may be.

But like Michael Cohen… I’d like audio or video or at the very least written evidence to back up his words.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 23, 2019 • 11:53:54am

re: #191 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

An “adult playground” sounds like a great way to get blackmail material. I can only imagine the depravity Republicans can achieve in their “adult playground”.

If Trump could set it up the way he likes it, it would feature lots of teenage “models” and mounds of cocaine.


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