Stephen Colbert Tries to Figure Out What the Trump Gang Wants Us to Believe About Soleimani [VIDEO]

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Administration officials like Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and Sec. of Defense Mark Esper continue to offer inconsistent explanations of the Trump administration’s justification for the targeted killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad. #Colbert #Comedy #Monologue

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:30:47am

We should be glad Trump is so incompetent. Just think what damage would be done if that malicious pumpkin was actually clever.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:32:33am

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We should be glad Trump is so incompetent. Just think what damage would be done if that malicious pumpkin was actually clever.

I hate that our saving grace is Trump being incompetent. There’s only so much luck.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:35:55am

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We should be glad Trump is so incompetent. Just think what damage would be done if that malicious pumpkin was actually clever.

There used to be people like Don McGahn who would nod sagely and then ignore Trump’s worst ravings. To the extent that any of these people were guard rails, they’re gone. So now it’s two scandals a day of things they not only planned to do but carried out. It’s gotten worse and will only continue to do so. A 73yo narcissistic sociopath doesn’t suddenly find scruples.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:39:27am

Well I got CLed so repost:
I’m changing my username. I’ll keep the old one in () so you know it’s me. You probably will be able to tell since I think my way of communicating is easy to tell.

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Citizen K  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:40:52am

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We should be glad Trump is so incompetent. Just think what damage would be done if that malicious pumpkin was actually clever.

re: #2 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I hate that our saving grace is Trump being incompetent. There’s only so much luck.

On the other hand, it’s an indictment of our institutions that they would allow someone this maliciously incompetent not only to be considered as a nominee for the highest position of the land but to actually run it, even after showing both ignorance and disdain for the basic functions and institutions he is charged with running and defending. And that there’s no real actual functional recourse except voting him out, because of how much bad faith is rewarded in this system.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:41:30am

War is serious business. Who knows it, and who doesn’t

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:44:55am

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

War is serious business. Who knows it, and who doesn’t

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Yet right wing media wants to tell you Obama acted like Trump and Trump acted like Obama.

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Citizen K  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:53:47am

re: #7 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yet right wing media wants to tell you Obama acted like Trump and Trump acted like Obama.

And even more, the near entirety of the GOP plus the leftest margins of the opposition believe that as sincerely as possible.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:56:29am

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We should be glad Trump is so incompetent. Just think what damage would be done if that malicious pumpkin was actually clever.

Incompetent is one thing. Trump is also mentally unstable, irrational and prone to making knee jerk decisions without giving a shit about the consequences of said actions.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:56:52am

re: #8 Citizen K

And even more, the near entirety of the GOP plus the leftest margins of the opposition believe that as sincerely as possible.

It’s like. Did we not see the same man? I saw a President who acknowledged all of America even those didn’t vote for him. I’m just a “hater” to Trump’s enablers. Not even unpatriotic but a “hater.” It’s like everything I hate about internet culture is running the executive branch. At least Pewdeepie isn’t giving press conferences I guess.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:58:03am

re: #6 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

War is serious business. Who knows it, and who doesn’t

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Ugh, that clip is so depressing.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:58:05am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2020 • 10:58:31am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:01:23am

re: #12 Charles Johnson

Burger King should hire Ron Simmons to do their official response.

Ron Simmons “DAMN”

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:03:12am

What does Barr, the AG, have to do with foreign policy?
Why is he here?

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Amory Blaine  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:03:50am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:04:23am

re: #12 Charles Johnson

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They don’t give a damn pun intended when Trump curses but somehow BK using damn is the worst thing ever. Then again this is the same group who admitted they hated that Ellen Degeneres is a happy, well adjusted, & married openly gay woman because it got in the way of their bigoted stereotypes about LGBT people.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:05:01am

re: #15 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

What does Barr, the AG, have to do with foreign policy?
Why is he here?

He is covering Trump’s ass, which is currently exposed in several nations across the globe…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:06:56am

re: #17 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They don’t give a damn pun intended when Trump curses but somehow BK using damn is the worst thing ever. Then again this is the same group who admitted they hated that Ellen Degeneres is a happy, well adjusted, & married openly gay woman because it got in the way of their bigoted stereotypes about LGBT people.

Do they perhaps have an issue with the whole meat-less aspect as well?

Of course, if so, they are giving it more publicity than they could have possibly gotten otherwise…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:09:02am

re: #16 Amory Blaine

Is the jackass doing ANOTHER rally tonight? Sweet Jesus.

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jaunte  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:19:41am

re: #15 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

What does Barr, the AG, have to do with foreign policy?
Why is he here?

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BigPapa  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:20:31am

Remember Obama catching BS heat for being the “Campaigner in Chief?”

I sure do.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:20:55am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:27:27am

re: #23 Dread Pirate

Now there are some wedding photos that are going to be tough to top.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:31:22am

re: #15 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

What does Barr, the AG, have to do with foreign policy?
Why is he here?

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Isn’t he defending Trump by claiming his actions are legal. No different than John Yoo defending the Bush policy on torture.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:43:34am

Important security update (reboot req.) for Windows 10.

CVE-2020-0601 is a serious vulnerability, because it can be exploited to undermine Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) trust.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:46:37am
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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:48:41am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:48:44am

re: #27 Dread Pirate

Trump lies so much that even Pinocchio is like: “damn, ease up son!”

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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:50:42am
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lawhawk  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:54:00am
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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 11:59:30am

Trump is going to regret attacking the prosecutor of his impeachment trial.

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:06:41pm
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aatharuv  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:07:18pm

re: #31 lawhawk

And once they get them, they’ll never give them up, given what they’ve sadly seen from the West. They saw what happened to Ukraine and Libya, where in the former case there were Western guarantees of its sovereignity and Russia still invaded, and in the second case, the French actively helped in overthrowing Gaddhafi.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:07:55pm
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Belafon  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:11:34pm

Burger King should just run an ad with everyone saying damn.

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:12:19pm

Last week: “WE HAVE THE VOTES! GIVE US THE ARTICLES OR WE VOTE TO DISMISS!!!”

This week: “Er, um, we don’t have the votes. In fact, Dems may have the votes to force us to hear more witnesses…”

At a press conference, McConnell told reporters that the Senate impeachment trial will likely begin next Tuesday.

“There is little to no sentiment in the Republican caucus for the motion to dismiss,” McConnell said.

The Majority Leader went on to suggest that Republicans would call their own witnesses if Democrats insist on having having new testimony.

“I can’t imagine that only the witnesses that Democrats want to call would be called,” he said.

Some Republicans have said that Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and Rudy Giuliani should speak to Senators.

Y’know, I think Hunter and Joe would be cool with appearing if that meant Mulvaney, Guiliani, Pompeo, and Bolton also had to appear.

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lawhawk  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:13:39pm

re: #36 Belafon

Burger King should just run an ad with everyone saying damn.

That’d be a huge *damn* thing. I’d support that ad.

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sagehen  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:13:43pm

re: #24 Eclectic Cyborg

Now there are some wedding photos that are going to be tough to top.

Which I suppose makes up for there’s no way she can have that dress cleaned and packed away for her daughter to wear someday…

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:17:40pm

re: #37 Targetpractice

Last week: “WE HAVE THE VOTES! GIVE US THE ARTICLES OR WE VOTE TO DISMISS!!!”

This week: “Er, um, we don’t have the votes. In fact, Dems may have the votes to force us to hear more witnesses…”

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Y’know, I think Hunter and Joe would be cool with appearing if that meant Mulvaney, Guiliani, Pompeo, and Bolton also had to appear.

We know that Hillary’s appearance before the Benghazi inquisition hurt her, even though she demonstrated her mastery of facts and a calm temperament under pressure. Joe appears before the committee? It will be nonstop ads of clips out of context.

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Dr Lizardo  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:18:04pm

re: #37 Targetpractice

The GOP really wants Giuliani to testify? Under oath? In a Senate trial?

Putting Giuliani on the stand would probably only make things even worse for Trump, LOL.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:20:59pm

WTF is wrong with people. Before dementia took my mom, she gave me a fridge magnet that says “The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.” While we had a nice chuckle over it, I’m getting weary of it being proved true on a daily basis.

Six tourists have been arrested at Peru’s Machu Picchu for allegedly defecating in a sacred temple. Source

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:22:49pm
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Belafon  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:23:25pm

re: #40 Hecuba’s daughter

We know that Hillary’s appearance before the Benghazi inquisition hurt her, even though she demonstrated her mastery of facts and a calm temperament under pressure. Joe appears before the committee? It will be nonstop ads of clips out of context.

It wasn’t Benghazi that hurt her, but Comey’s butter emails conference. The only thing that ever came out of that meeting was her looking bored while sitting, brushing her shoulder, and her smiling while what’s-his-name was sweating and frowning.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:23:59pm
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Teddy's Person  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:25:15pm

re: #41 Dr Lizardo

The GOP really wants Giuliani to testify? Under oath? In a Senate trial?

Putting Giuliani on the stand would probably only make things even worse for Trump, LOL.

Rudy can’t even make sure his fly is zipped in public. Every single minimum wage earning employee across the country would be fired in a hot minute if they behaved like Rudy or Trump for that matter. But hey, different rules for rich white guys. 🤬

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:26:28pm

Is is me or are Hillary haters particularly sensitive today??

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:27:05pm

re: #45 Backwoods_Sleuth

They’re not pissed about the missile, they’re pissed that video of it got out.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:30:04pm

re: #36 Belafon

Burger King should just run an ad with everyone saying damn.

So we are all aboard the HMS Pinafore now?

I am the Captain of the Pinafore

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:30:43pm
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William Lewis  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:31:10pm

re: #26 Dread Pirate

Important security update (reboot req.) for Windows 10.

Of course, the idea of having any “Trust” in windows in the first place is deeply problematical. One should always work from the presumption that everything from Redmond is compromised from day one.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:31:58pm
2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is calling on financial regulatory agencies to investigate whether President Donald Trump broke the law when he told associates and attendees of his Mar-a-Lago club to expect something “big” in response to Iran’s killing of an American contractor in Iraq…

Now, Senator Warren is calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission to determine “whether there may have been any illegal trading in defense company stocks or commodities related to individuals’ advance knowledge,” according to the letter Warren sent to the agencies, which cites The Daily Beast’s reporting. Warren also asks the agencies for a briefing on the matter no later than Feb. 13.

“Individuals who were guests at President Trump’s resort may have obtained confidential market-moving information,” the letter says. “These private individuals … would have had the opportunity to obtain significant profits simply by being guests or members at President Trump’s private resort.”

Warren’s letter notes that several contractor’s stock prices jumped following the assasination of Soleimani. Northrop Grumman stock prices increased by over 5 percent and Lockheed Martin’s stock prices increased by 3.6 percent, according to the letter.

thedailybeast.com

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:32:44pm

re: #40 Hecuba’s daughter

We know that Hillary’s appearance before the Benghazi inquisition hurt her, even though she demonstrated her mastery of facts and a calm temperament under pressure. Joe appears before the committee? It will be nonstop ads of clips out of context.

If one believes that the goal in the Senate is Trump’s removal or to do such damage to him politically as to make his reelection virtually impossible, then getting his inner circle on the stand is worth the possible damage to Joe Biden’s campaign. If this were happening in the fall, weeks after the convention and the nomination, I could agree that it’s not worth the risk. But now? When there’s still a robust field to fill the spot if he’s deemed “damaged goods”? I say go for it.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:34:02pm

re: #44 Belafon

It wasn’t Benghazi that hurt her, but Comey’s butter emails conference. The only thing that ever came out of that meeting was her looking bored while sitting, brushing her shoulder, and her smiling while what’s-his-name sweating and frowning.

Yes the emails did the final blow (assuming that the Russians did not change real votes) but Benghazi harmed her in public esteem long before that. They were designed to take down her very high approval ratings of that time. They knew she was running for president and wanted to make sure that she was damaged property.

cnn.com

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:35:18pm

re: #51 William Lewis

Of course, the idea of having any “Trust” in windows in the first place is deeply problematical. One should always work from the presumption that everything from Redmond is compromised from day one.

The company I work for uses both Windows and Linux, and the updates are pretty regular for both.

Windows did go through a period where it was having to be updated frequently, and that was because they had concentrated on releases and features over security. But they got hammered because they were 80% of the OS market. They are more secure, and Linux gets security reports as well.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:37:52pm

re: #53 Targetpractice

If one believes that the goal in the Senate is Trump’s removal or to do such damage to him politically as to make his reelection virtually impossible, then getting his inner circle on the stand is worth the possible damage to Joe Biden’s campaign. If this were happening in the fall, weeks after the convention and the nomination, I could agree that it’s not worth the risk. But now? When there’s still a robust field to fill the spot if he’s deemed “damaged goods”? I say go for it.

I also think that just because Republicans want something doesn’t make it a bad idea from our perspective, especially when they’re on their back heels and being forced into hastily constructed defenses of the indefensible.

Joe should view this as an opportunity. This is his time to shine, if he wants it.

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William Lewis  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:39:50pm

re: #55 Belafon

The company I work for uses both Windows and Linux, and the updates are pretty regular for both.

Windows did go through a period where it was having to be updated frequently, and that was because they had concentrated on releases and features over security. But they got hammered because they were 80% of the OS market. They are more secure, and Linux gets security reports as well.

More a philosophical issue for me. I’ve been playing this game since Xenix was a MS product and “DOS isn’t done till Lotus won’t run” so even though I am using 10 right now, I’ll never fully trust it and expect that it Will break when I need it most.

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Patricia Kayden  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:40:25pm
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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:41:33pm

The NYT is in “sink Warren” mode. J Rubin doing her part.

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lawhawk  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:42:30pm

re: #59 Dread Pirate

Rubin and that op ed are at WaPo.

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:42:35pm

re: #56 goddamnedfrank

I also think that just because Republicans want something doesn’t make it a bad idea, especially when they’re on their back heels and being forced into hastily constructed defenses of the indefensible.

Joe should view this as an opportunity. This is his time to shine, if he wants it.

Agreed, I don’t feel that these fuckers could tie their shoes, much less back him into a corner such that his campaign is irreparably harmed. Not to mention that the trade-off is putting Donny’s goons on the stand and subjecting them to questioning that is only going to further damn him. The political value of watching Mike Pompeo sweat as he either takes the 5th or accuses every one of his underlings of being goddamned liars would outweigh the possible bad press of Joe Biden being asked if his son made some dosh as a publicity hire by a company nobody outside of the Faux echo chamber had heard of before 2019.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:42:38pm
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Belafon  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:45:05pm

re: #59 Dread Pirate

The NYT is in “sink Warren” mode. J Rubin doing her part.

Compared to all the other stuff out there, that sounds like a reasonable criticism. The only criticism that I have of Rubin’s tweet is that just because the left supports it doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:45:20pm

President Pelosi needs to open another impeachment inquiry for war crimes against Pissboy Donnie.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:45:56pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:46:03pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Saw that headline earlier and just about died laughing. Why? Because it came out the same day Yertle had to go before the cameras and admit he doesn’t have the votes to dismiss and may be forced to allow witnesses to testify after weeks of insisting he’d do no such thing. And while I don’t trust any such pronouncements until the votes have been counted, the fact that he’s not the smug snake he seemed just days ago really blows the whole “Nancy lost!” talking point out of the water.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:46:06pm

re: #62 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Why should I? If I have to change careers, then so does David Brooks.”

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:49:03pm

thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200112 edition ———————->

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Teddy's Person  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:49:04pm

re: #59 Dread Pirate

The NYT is in “sink Warren” mode. J Rubin doing her part.

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I didn’t read the opinion piece because paywall, but why does J Rub think progressive policies won’t work in the real world. Conservative policies have a track record of fucking things up yet I don’t remember J Rub asking this of say Paul Ryan, conservative policy wonk extraordinaire.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:53:26pm

re: #25 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t he defending Trump by claiming his actions are legal. No different than John Yoo defending the Bush policy on torture.

ding!
it’s legal cause i got a guy to say it’s legal

surprised it wasnt rudy

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:55:31pm

re: #27 Dread Pirate

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mike what are you gonna do? sue him?
made a commitment? ooh tough talk

oh, he hasnt walked it back you say?

we’ll if he does this totally for show thing for you, is he off the hook then?

mike are you actually that much of an idiot SOS?

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sizzzzlerz  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:59:26pm

re: #42 Teddy’s Person

Six tourists have been arrested at Peru’s Machu Picchu for allegedly defecating in a sacred temple.

And they aren’t even from the US!

USA! USA! USA!

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 12:59:40pm

re: #69 Teddy’s Person

I didn’t read the opinion piece because paywall, but why does J Rub think progressive policies won’t work in the real world. Conservative policies have a track record of fucking things up yet I don’t remember J Rub asking this of say Paul Ryan, conservative policy wonk extraordinaire.

That’s what gets me, Trump is showing in real time just how much of a joke that conservative foreign policy is, yet Rubin is so dedicated to her ideology that she is arguing that it’s Warren that has to prove her ideas will work “in the real world.” Since when have conservatives given a shit about the “real world” when they can instead continue to operate in a Cold War fantasy about how the rest of the “free world” is so dependent upon the might of the United States that they will always take our lead without question?

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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:00:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:00:37pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:02:21pm
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:02:22pm

re: #37 Targetpractice

Last week: “WE HAVE THE VOTES! GIVE US THE ARTICLES OR WE VOTE TO DISMISS!!!”

This week: “Er, um, we don’t have the votes. In fact, Dems may have the votes to force us to hear more witnesses…”

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Y’know, I think Hunter and Joe would be cool with appearing if that meant Mulvaney, Guiliani, Pompeo, and Bolton also had to appear.

i dont disagree except for this:

mulvaney et al can/could/would testify to what actually happened, authenticate dox etc. all the info that is currently being stonewalled.

however what are they gonna do to the bidens? ‘investigate’ them right there on tv to try and rationalize ….something? doesnt change the facts. and cannot possibly justify what the admin did and how

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:03:05pm

re: #40 Hecuba’s daughter

We know that Hillary’s appearance before the Benghazi inquisition hurt her, even though she demonstrated her mastery of facts and a calm temperament under pressure. Joe appears before the committee? It will be nonstop ads of clips out of context.

this is also true and what their real motivation to call them probably is

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Dave In Austin  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:03:28pm

re: #72 sizzzzlerz

And they aren’t even from the US!

USA! USA! USA!

This post is the best thing I’ve read all day.

I finally have hope!

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:03:34pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well, that’s because the pro-Brexit crowd long ago moved the goalposts from “We’ve regained ‘sovereignty’ and shrugged off the Brussels yoke!” to “It’s finally done! Let’s celebrate this shit being done with!”

Except it won’t be “over,” it’ll just be starting as the constant headache of Brexit being in limbo ends and all the Tory promises that they’re prepared to handle the consequences come crashing down.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:04:47pm
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:04:58pm

re: #48 Eclectic Cyborg

They’re not pissed about the missile, they’re pissed that video of it got out.

as always it’s never “i didnt do it”. it’s “how dare you have proof i did it”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:06:23pm

re: #80 Targetpractice

Well, that’s because the pro-Brexit crowd long ago moved the goalposts from “We’ve regained ‘sovereignty’ and shrugged off the Brussels yoke!” to “It’s finally done! Let’s celebrate this shit being done with!”

Except it won’t be “over,” it’ll just be starting as the constant headache of Brexit being in limbo ends and all the Tory promises that they’re prepared to handle the consequences come crashing down.

at least they’ll finally be free of the economic tyranny of the NHS.

“Please die quietly and out of sight…”

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:07:34pm

re: #52 Belafon

thedailybeast.com

well played

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Teddy's Person  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:07:54pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

at least they’ll finally be free of the economic tyranny of the NHS.

“Please die quietly and out of sight…”

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It’s the American way.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:08:05pm

re: #53 Targetpractice

If one believes that the goal in the Senate is Trump’s removal or to do such damage to him politically as to make his reelection virtually impossible, then getting his inner circle on the stand is worth the possible damage to Joe Biden’s campaign. If this were happening in the fall, weeks after the convention and the nomination, I could agree that it’s not worth the risk. But now? When there’s still a robust field to fill the spot if he’s deemed “damaged goods”? I say go for it.

it might come down to who goes first

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:08:24pm

Narrator’s Voice: He knows this, he doesn’t care

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:09:12pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Believe he was in the frontline of the Iran-Iraq war where we supported that guy whose regime we later removed in Iraq.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:10:18pm
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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:11:37pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

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War criminal says what?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:11:43pm

re: #32 Dread Pirate

Trump is going to regret attacking the prosecutor of his impeachment trial.

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Schiff is a great choice, If it was me, I would have named Obama.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:11:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:13:56pm

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA

**wipes eyes, takes a breath**

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:13:57pm

re: #87 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Narrator’s Voice: He knows this, he doesn’t care

One thing that Schiff and his staff should do is what they did during the hearings: emphasize that the House’s investigations were not a trial, they were the political equiv of a grand jury. And no court in America, particularly no criminal court, simply rules based solely upon what’s presented at the grand jury.

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:15:42pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

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**wipes eyes, takes a breath**

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The WH refused to allow a single witness come forward, actually gave orders to those that did that they were not to cooperate with the investigation. But sure, we’re to believe that Trump wants to clear his name and welcomes testimony from John Bolton.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:18:23pm

Food chain Wagamama has introduced a new tuna substitute for vegans, made from watermelon, and it’s seriously triggered some people, including Piers Morgan.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:21:23pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

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laugh harder

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:23:06pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

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right up there with obama 9/11 and katrina

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:24:38pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Our defense is we’re totally innocent but we will not actually produce a real defense other than we’re totally innocent.

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:27:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:27:42pm
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:28:57pm

re: #87 Backwoods_Sleuth

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the admin 100% blocked subpoenas for testimony and production of records

the house was able to put together an impeachment case anyway, without them and in spite of this

plus, once in an impeachment trial in the senate, subponeas for testimony and dox carry different weight. dodging them may way more problematic

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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:29:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:29:46pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The girl provided video evidence of the alleged assaults to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, prompting the arrest of 47-year-old Damon Becnel on Jan. 2, according to an arrest report obtained by ABC News.

In the two videos the girl showed authorities, Becnel could be seen head-butting her, grabbing her by the hair and throwing her head against the bed, according to the arrest report.

He also could be seen pulling a knife on a dog and yelling “I will cut this f——— god—— dog’s f——— eyeballs out” while the girl is in the room and pleading with him to stop, the report stated.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:29:47pm

re: #96 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Spiteful side of me wishes he would just get really bad runs from spoiler sausage the way he whines about vegan products. Whining about culinary choices is so childish and it comes a lot more from the he men who think you need to eat meat at every meal to be a “real man” than any “soy beta”, and you’re getting this from a guy who definitely at heart is a meat and potatoes guy.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:30:24pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

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ukraine-gate was three years ago?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:30:33pm

Is the Senate required to have the Impeachment trial on camera or can they do it behind closed doors?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:32:48pm

re: #106 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

ukraine-gate was three years ago?

They admit this is an extension of the Russian interference and collusion which it definitely is. An unstable Ukraine benefits Vlad, Trump’s secret Santa.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:33:33pm
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:34:26pm

re: #105 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Spiteful side of me wishes he would just get really bad runs from spoiler sausage the way he whines about vegan products. Whining about culinary choices is so childish and it comes a lot more from the he men who think you need to eat meat at every meal to be a “real man” than any “soy beta”, and you’re getting this from a guy who definitely at heart is a meat and potatoes guy.

dont like it? then dont eat it

telling me what to eat or not? fuck no. and fuck you.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:34:34pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

I really worry how Trump might react if terrorists attacked one or more of his properties.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:35:19pm
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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:35:23pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:36:16pm

re: #110 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

dont like it? then dont eat it

telling me what to eat or not? fuck no. and fuck you.

I’m even okay with advising moderation to be truthful. But giving someone shit about what they eat is so stupid. I’ve known a lot of vegans and vegetarians. They’re pretty laid back despite Piers’ active fantasy.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:36:31pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:36:58pm

The US didn’t get the money, Trump got the $1 billion wired to his offshore account.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:37:24pm
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lawhawk  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:38:35pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hey, since Soleimani is responsible for all that crap according to war criminal West, how is he not responsible for the Iran Contra arms for hostages crap that West’s fellow felon Ollie North engaged in?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:40:32pm

re: #118 lawhawk

Hey, since Soleimani is responsible for all that crap according to war criminal West, how is he not responsible for the Iran Contra arms for hostages crap that West’s fellow felon Ollie North engaged in?

The Great Martyr, Blessed Ollie would never have done business with a man like Soleimani.//

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:41:17pm

re: #116 Dread Pirate

The US didn’t get the money, Trump got the $1 billion wired to his offshore account.

Where it was rerouted to pay off his Russian debts, or at least the interest.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:42:10pm

OT,

Who else here has been following the Astros scandal?

MLB has a lot of skeletons in its closet, so it would seem.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:42:40pm

re: #119 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The Great Martyr, Blessed Ollie would never have done business with a man like Soleimani.//

Back in the day, Ollie wouldn’t have done business with West.
At least not that anyone would be able to see in public…

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:42:48pm

re: #112 Backwoods_Sleuth

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what a stone stupid thing to say

subpoenaed witnesses ordered not to testify
zero docs turned over

dont you think there’s a few things you dont already know in all that?

and how are you gonna ascertain that before you vote?

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lawhawk  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:43:12pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

I know the answer to that - North Korea nuked by US forces and the fallout spews all over South Korea, Japan, Hawaii, and the West Coast as the trade winds flow.

What Trumpists call preemption, North Korea or Iran or anyone else doing the same thing would be called an act of war and the US would respond with military force. Yeah, it’s the same exact arguments GOP made in support of the Gulf War against Saddam - prevent the bad guys from doing worse.

Putin could not have lucked his way into having a more idiotic and useful admin at his disposal than Trump. The GOP will bend over backwards to do what Trump wants, even when that means screwing decades of US national security, alliances, and partnerships to cede our diplomacy and statecraft that has prevented wider conflicts around the world.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:44:12pm

wait…whut?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:45:09pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

wait…whut?

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That pilot has some explaining to do.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:45:43pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Unfortunately Brexit is a done deal. And England is never getting back in after this fiasco, though other parts of the UK could if they secede.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:46:08pm
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Jay C  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:47:21pm

re: #126 Eclectic Cyborg

That pilot has some explaining to do.

LAX being right on the coast, it’s probably illegal to dump fuel in the ocean: so he likely just dumped it on the nearest neighborhood, instead…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:47:54pm
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:47:58pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

wait…whut?

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this is me pedanting

a jet cant ‘aim’ a fuel dump.
they didtn ‘dump fuel onto a school playground’
they dumped fuel. it landed on a lot of things - including a school playground

the first line of the story is clearer:

Jet fuel dumped by an aircraft returning to Los Angeles International Airport fell onto an elementary school playground Tuesday, fire officials said.

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lawhawk  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:48:22pm

re: #121 Eclectic Cyborg

Pete Rose was kvetching that the Astros deserved harsher penalties for their cheating, and he isn’t wrong.

They should have gotten lifetime bans. The Astros owner has more character and respect for the game than MLB did. The Red Sox should also be getting the same treatment as Cora cheated for them too.

I’d argue “death penalty” for all those involved and wipe out their seasons, but I know that’s not going to happen, which is why I’d go with bans - you mess with integrity of the game like this, and you lose all future rights to be in or around the game.

On the flipside, do other players/teams cheat? I’m sure of it but it’s just these guys who were caught. How is this different than PEDs? One was a team exercise while the other was individual players juicing.

Penalties and the crimes aren’t nearly as spelled out as they should in MLB and it allows for decisions that seem arbitrary - because they are.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:49:16pm
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lawhawk  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:50:44pm

re: #131 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

The odds are that the plane declared an emergency and needed to return to LAX. The plane probably dumped its fuel where it was within the ATC pattern, which happened to be where this school was located (among other structure).

Not intentional - and still safer than the plane landing with all fuel aboard and potential for crash/fire.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:50:53pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

Allen West desperately trying to make himself relevant again.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:51:07pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:51:46pm

re: #121 Eclectic Cyborg

OT,

Who else here has been following the Astros scandal?

MLB has a lot of skeletons in its closet, so it would seem.

Yeah. I hadn’t been because I’ve sorta dropped out of following baseball since these past three months have been draining but I decided to read up on it. There’s always been cheating in baseball. The tales of spitballers are part of the game’s lore but this is something that was impacting games potentially. That said, as a former little league hitter, there’s a certain advantage to not knowing what’s coming in some way. Hitting a baseball is a lot of physical rather than mental instinct. Someone compared Houston’s 2017 road stats versus their home and the road stats were actually superior and it’s not like guys like Correa and Bregman emerging as stars was a huge shock. They were highly touted prospects. So I definitely think something needed to be done because there definitely was some impact. The biggest I saw was in stolen base success rate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:53:09pm
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Dr. Matt  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:53:28pm

re: #116 Dread Pirate

The US didn’t get the money, Trump got the $1 billion wired to his offshore account.

And Moscow Mitch and the GOP Nazis would not care one iota.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:53:30pm

re: #128 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This man would have made a fine Vice President. I’m glad I get to vote for him again in 2024 and he’s still fairly young.

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Jay C  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:53:42pm

re: #131 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

this is me pedanting

a jet cant ‘aim’ a fuel dump.
they didtn ‘dump fuel onto a school playground’
they dumped fuel. it landed on a lot of things - including a school playground

the first line of the story is clearer:

and the second graf makes it even clearer: (via LATimes)

“Shortly after takeoff, Flight 89 from LAX to Shanghai experienced an engine issue requiring the aircraft to return to LAX. The aircraft landed safely after an emergency fuel release to reduce landing weight,” Delta spokesperson Adrian Gee said.

So an emergency situation, then. Still seems somewhat careless to spill fuel on a school playground, but not sure how one can avoid it - though an ocean dump would be less-likely to harm humans. Except maybe, some unlucky surfers….

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:54:10pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Need that echo chamber.

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William Lewis  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:55:40pm

re: #121 Eclectic Cyborg

OT,

Who else here has been following the Astros scandal?

MLB has a lot of skeletons in its closet, so it would seem.

I’ve been following it as a source of humor. MLB has always been a sport of cheats - from the earliest days of Ty Cobb to the Black Sox to the spitball pitchers grandfathered in to the more recent “scandals” like corked bats and steriods it’s always been a sport where “getting away with it” is all that mattered. And it’s not like MLB organization is particularly innocent with the juiced balls being made because they want more home runs.

The Astros won the series and in the end that’s all anyone really cares about. They’ll make that particular cheat illegal and move on. A couple of years or months from now someone else will come up with the next one to win the series with. And then, once again, MLB will be all like the famous Casablanca sequence:

Captain Renault: I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]
Croupier: Your winnings, sir.
Captain Renault: Oh, thank you very much.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:57:02pm

re: #134 lawhawk

The odds are that the plane declared an emergency and needed to return to LAX. The plane probably dumped its fuel where it was within the ATC pattern, which happened to be where this school was located (among other structure).

Not intentional - and still safer than the plane landing with all fuel aboard and potential for crash/fire.

ezzacto
an emergency is what the actual article said

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:57:58pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hey Mike, you know what a “normal nation” doesn’t do? Summarily execute foreign members of state based upon blatant lies.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:58:12pm
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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 1:58:55pm

re: #138 Backwoods_Sleuth

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the iranian regime must behave like a normal nation

do ‘normal’ nations kill the generals of other nations?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:00:48pm

re: #147 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

the iranian regime must behave like a normal nation

do ‘normal’ nations kill the generals of other nations?

Do ‘normal’ nations have a head of state that threaten to bomb a nation’s cultural sites and then tweet out supporting protesters in that country, people who if they wanted residency in our borders, he would reject given his travel ban.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:01:26pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:02:33pm

re: #127 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Unfortunately Brexit is a done deal. And England is never getting back in after this fiasco, though other parts of the UK could if they secede.

“And Englands’ dreamin’…”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:02:55pm

Fuck the Iranian government but the idea we’re acting rational in this is absurd. And it comes led by a guy who doesn’t know Clausewitz from Snuffleupagas.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:04:09pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:04:22pm

The only way Pompeo’s remarks make sense is if you read “normal nation” as “America’s bitch.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:05:11pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I guess he meant Riyadh First. Imagine the reaction if Obama said our military was doing the bidding of the House of Saud and the reaction. Tons of memes calling Obama a Muslim and then a call for an arrest by people like Laura.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:06:18pm

re: #134 lawhawk

Right. Maximum safe landing weight is lighter than max takeoff weight. This may be a news first, but it’s happened before in the area. And or over the ocean. IIRC there are zero regulations that stand above aviation safety. Long time since I took the FederalAviation Rules test tho!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:10:03pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:10:38pm

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

But President Perfect beat ISIS, he told us so on Twitter. Trumpkins like to make a big deal that Trump’s made himself “accessible.” No, he’s just tweeted a lot and said a bunch of shit to reports while he lies to them and the American people and then refuses to answer any questions that aren’t FNC, OAC, or anyone who else kissing his ass. He doesn’t answer serious questions because he doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:11:01pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:11:12pm

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

Oh, fuck you Lindsey.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:11:50pm

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

We would like to enter into the record the precedent of Heads I win, tails you lose, your honor. Will the court allow it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:12:40pm

LOL

NO

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:12:45pm

re: #159 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh, fuck you Lindsey.

Someone is going to need to write the Anti Profiles in Courage book of our times to describe Lindsay and the other particularly dreadful Trump toadies.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:14:03pm

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LOL

NO

Only if Lindsay Graham, Mitch Mcconnell, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz recuse too.

//

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:14:15pm

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

NO

After all of the Senate Republicans who declared the president innocent.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:14:25pm

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

LOL

NO

Never saw any Democrats objecting to McCain having a vote or s say when Bill was being impeached. But we know the rules are different for Republicans and for Democrats.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:15:17pm
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Shropshire Slasher  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:15:52pm

re: #42 Teddy’s Person

I blame Montezuma, and his thirst for revenge.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:16:57pm

What Republicans want is a fucking show trial where Biden and his son are put on trial. That’s what they want. But the thing is the Bidens didn’t do anything illegal. We don’t put the victims of blackmail and extortion on trial with their blackmailers and extortionists.

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Belafon  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:16:58pm

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

There had better be a bunch of access lawsuits over this.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:17:19pm

re: #73 Targetpractice

That’s what gets me, Trump is showing in real time just how much of a joke that conservative foreign policy is, yet Rubin is so dedicated to her ideology that she is arguing that it’s Warren that has to prove her ideas will work “in the real world.” Since when have conservatives given a shit about the “real world” when they can instead continue to operate in a Cold War fantasy about how the rest of the “free world” is so dependent upon the might of the United States that they will always take our lead without question?

Hi.

I’m finally starting to feel better.

On the comment, months ago when Jennifer Rubin started sounding reasonable, I pointed out she has not denounced conservatism, just Trump. She’d be just fine with every one of these policies if a sane-sounding Republican President was promoting them.

Several people were not happy with that. Conservatism is a religion, and until she renounces conservatism, everything she writes has to be viewed through that lens.

Jennifer Rubin and others like her are using the conservative version of Christian flirty fishing. She sounds good, with the idea of roping in liberals so she can later present conservative ideas as reasonable.

She is no different than any other conservative pundit out there saying “well if the Democrats just ran like Republicans, I could get behind them.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:17:41pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:18:32pm

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

Swamp the drain.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:19:51pm

re: #127 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Unfortunately Brexit is a done deal. And England is never getting back in after this fiasco, though other parts of the UK could if they secede.

Big Ben: Public can fund Brexit day bongs, says PM

Boris should have to load the first bowl…

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:20:02pm

re: #156 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Leningrad Lindsey’s biggest worry in this instance is that the American people who don’t tune into Trump’s Klan rallies or watch his White House lawn “pressers” will instead see his insane babbling on live TV.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:23:19pm

re: #174 Targetpractice

Leningrad Lindsey’s biggest worry in this instance is that the American people who don’t tune into Trump’s Klan rallies or watch his White House lawn “pressers” will instead see his insane babbling on live TV.

There’s the Trump of Jon McNaughton’s “art” which by the way Stalin would want to hire Jon to be his court artist and then there’s the Trump that thinks he’s a genius because he added ME to NATO and thinks NATOME is this brilliant acronym.

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:25:42pm

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Hi.

I’m finally starting to feel better.

On the comment, months ago when Jennifer Rubin started sounding reasonable, I pointed out she has not denounced conservatism, just Trump. She’d be just fine with every one of these policies if a sane-sounding Republican President was promoting them.

Several people were not happy with that. Conservatism is a religion, and until she renounces conservatism, everything she writes has to be viewed through that lens.

Jennifer Rubin and others like her are using the conservative version of Christian flirty fishing. She sounds good, with the idea of roping in liberals so she can later present conservative ideas as reasonable.

She is no different than any other conservative pundit out there saying “well if the Democrats just ran like Republicans, I could get behind them.”

Hell, I’ve been saying this shit since Spring 2017, when the sudden fascination with the “NeverTrump” crowd turned into the idea that we needed to be working to ally ourselves with these people, because “we need every vote we can get!” Even then, I rolled my eyes and told them that these people were not converts, they were not “seeing the light,” they were just frustrated that Trump was saying the quiet parts out loud. But no, I was told that we needed to do what we could to work with them, to avoid making them angry, because we couldn’t hope to win at the polls without them.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:25:58pm

re: #69 Teddy’s Person

Because I write counter-apologetics pieces and run a forum critical of religion for an organisation, I can see what Jennifer Rubin is doing is no different than a creationist.

Substitute “conservatism” for “religion” and “creationism” for “evolution” it becomes easier.

It doesn’t matter how many holes a creationist pokes in evolutionary theory, that does not get you to “atheism is untrue” (especially since atheism isn’t an ideology) or “God did it.”

Even if the creationist could somehow bring down the entirety of evolutionary theory, they are no closer to proving their assertion.

The same goes for conservatism. It doesn’t matter how many holes Jennifer Rubin pokes in Elizabeth Warren’s position, it does not make Rubin’s position true. Rubin is arguing exactly like a religious apologist.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:27:54pm

re: #170 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Hi.

I’m finally starting to feel better.

On the comment, months ago when Jennifer Rubin started sounding reasonable, I pointed out she has not denounced conservatism, just Trump. She’d be just fine with every one of these policies if a sane-sounding Republican President was promoting them.

Several people were not happy with that. Conservatism is a religion, and until she renounces conservatism, everything she writes has to be viewed through that lens.

Jennifer Rubin and others like her are using the conservative version of Christian flirty fishing. She sounds good, with the idea of roping in liberals so she can later present conservative ideas as reasonable.

She is no different than any other conservative pundit out there saying “well if the Democrats just ran like Republicans, I could get behind them.”

I’m going to disagree with you there and here’s why. The old conservatives sucked. You will never hear me sing their praises because I feel they’re responsible for the culture of the right that made Trump palatable to their voters and punditry. However, I honestly don’t think a President Rubio or Kasich or Jeb would outright be attacking our system of alliances in the EU and NATO. I think they would alienate them to be sure because of their rigid conservatism and in Rubio’s case outright denial on climate change. And I really hope you don’t read this as a defense of the right’s old guard because it is anything but that but an acknowledgment about why I think Trump in his own way is uniquely dangerous to global harmony and our country’s stability.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:29:51pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:31:25pm

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹🎃

“progressive” and “socialist” are to them what “satanism” and “human sacrifice” are to Christian fundamentalists.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:31:29pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:32:39pm

re: #181 Barefoot Grin

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Evidence that likely would never have received any national attention had Pelosi sent over the AoI weeks ago.

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sagehen  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:34:43pm

re: #126 Eclectic Cyborg

That pilot has some explaining to do.

Emergency declared shortly after takeoff, plane returning to airport. Dumping fuel before an emergency landing is appropriate and reasonable.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:35:16pm

re: #155 Rightwingconspirator

Right. Maximum safe landing weight is lighter than max takeoff weight. This may be a news first, but it’s happened before in the area. And or over the ocean. IIRC there are zero regulations that stand above aviation safety. Long time since I took the FederalAviation Rules test tho!

you try and dump fuel from a piper you have to walk out on the wings, take the caps off, crawl back inside, then fly upside down while the tanks drain

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:35:23pm

re: #182 Targetpractice

Evidence that likely would never have received any national attention had Pelosi sent over the AoI weeks ago.

Absolutely. I know it’s pro forma, but I got a chuckle out of cc: Honorable Doug Collins and Honorable Devin Nunes on the letter.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:36:27pm

re: #132 lawhawk

The Astros owner was probably told by Manfred to whack Hinch and Lunhow or risk a long suspension a la Steinbrenner back in the day (multiple times). Crane is not a man of honor or character. He has settled multiple lawsuits and complaints with the EEOC over the years with his dealings with minorities.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:36:44pm

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LOL

NO

jason smith is an idiot

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:37:20pm

re: #176 Targetpractice

Hell, I’ve been saying this shit since Spring 2017, when the sudden fascination with the “NeverTrump” crowd turned into the idea that we needed to be working to ally ourselves with these people, because “we need every vote we can get!” Even then, I rolled my eyes and told them that these people were not converts, they were not “seeing the light,” they were just frustrated that Trump was saying the quiet parts out loud. But no, I was told that we needed to do what we could to work with them, to avoid making them angry, because we couldn’t hope to win at the polls without them.

I think tehre’s a difference between acknowledging their criticisms as genuine (which with Jennifer Rubin, I believe are) and ignoring that they’re wrong about policy (which I don’t think anyone who has acknowledged the NeverTrumpers” as people we want to have as partners or part of our next executive branch) I think there are conservatives out there genuinely disgusted by Trump but at the same time, I think a lot of those conservatives are in a lot of denial about how Trump was possible to something they consider an intelligent and thoughtful ideology. As I got at earlier, Buckley and NRO were defending the virtues of segregation and Apartheid and Buckley a lot of the older ones acknowledge was their introduction to conservative ideology and the one that they said helped make conservatism make sense to them. The man was defending Apartheid into the 80’s. That to me should be a pretty good indicator that he had serious flaws in his intellectual approach.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:37:31pm

re: #168 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

What Republicans want is a fucking show trial where Biden and his son are put on trial. That’s what they want. But the thing is the Bidens didn’t do anything illegal. We don’t put the victims of blackmail and extortion on trial with their blackmailers and extortionists.

the bidens arent relevant to the articles of impeachment

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:37:33pm

There are few things as hilarious as a Repub accusing others of “bias.”

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:39:01pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:41:09pm

re: #184 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

you try and dump fuel from a piper you have to walk out on the wings, take the caps off, crawl back inside, then fly upside down while the tanks drain

LOL. As a teen age student pilot I flew a PA-28 “Cherokee”. I do remember fueling it and the valve underneath to check for water with a test tube thing.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:42:33pm

re: #189 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

the bidens arent relevant to the articles of impeachment

Exactly. If I’m put on trial for blackmailing my brother, I don’t get to ask that the defense call him as a witness in an unrelated matter. Trump’s more or less admitted that he only wanted it to look like the Ukrainian government was doing something against the Bidens. It’s why you have to laugh when you hear how Trump was so deeply concerned about corruption in Kyiv. It’s a fucking joke. He wanted something to go after Biden on and he was willing to threaten Ukrainian national security to do it. That should scare the hell out of people. Ukraine is our ally in a key spot and what’s more, they want to be pro-democracy and transparent government. Trump’s mess really is hurting that.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:42:39pm

I love the Lev cocktail napkin list of “crimes to do.”

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jaunte  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:43:22pm

re: #191 goddamnedfrank

“Lobbiest?”

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jaunte  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:44:14pm

Most illiterate gang of crooks ever to infest the White House.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:44:39pm

re: #195 jaunte

“Lobbiest?”

“Ukrain”

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:44:43pm

re: #192 Rightwingconspirator

LOL. As a teen age student pilot I flew a PA-28 “Cherokee”. I do remember fueling it and the valve underneath to check for water with a test tube thing.

same here
ok yeah you could drain the tanks that way
crawl out on the wing
lean over and hold the valve open and wait
but that could take hours… ;-)

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jaunte  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:44:58pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:45:23pm

re: #195 jaunte

“Lobbiest?”

I have all the best lobbiests, all of them say they had never been in a better lobby until they met me. We’ve got one guy who’s a lobbiest for Putin but it’s okay because his daughter is beautiful, almost as beautiful as Ivanka, no one’s doing more for women than Ivanka right now. //

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jaunte  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:45:36pm

Fucking assassins.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:45:51pm

re: #199 jaunte

JFC. It’s like Stupid James Bond.

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sagehen  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:46:02pm

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

Look at this. This is horrifying. This thing is 40% teeth. You can’t tell me you would get near it. I was a rodeo kid and nobody told me about this.

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:46:19pm

re: #193 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Exactly. If I’m put on trial for blackmailing my brother, I don’t get to ask that the defense call him as a witness in an unrelated matter. Trump’s more or less admitted that he only wanted it to look like the Ukrainian government was doing something against the Bidens. It’s why you have to laugh when you hear how Trump was so deeply concerned about corruption in Kyiv. It’s a fucking joke. He wanted something to go after Biden on and he was willing to threaten Ukrainian national security to do it. That should scare the hell out of people. Ukraine is our ally in a key spot and what’s more, they want to be pro-democracy and transparent government. Trump’s mess really is hurting that.

1. abuse of power
2. obstruction of congress

the bidens neither witnessed nor participated in either of those things
they have no knowledge, firsthand or otherwise about these events

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:46:42pm

re: #189 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

the bidens arent relevant to the articles of impeachment

The Repub “defense” is wholly dependent upon the idea that if Hunter Biden took a single dollar from Burisma for less than legal reasons, then Trump’s attempts to extort Zelensky are somehow “justified.” And they believe that they can achieve that by getting the Bidens to sit before the Senate and agree that Hunter was hired for political reasons.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:47:42pm

re: #204 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

1. abuse of power
2. obstruction of congress

the bidens neither witnessed nor participated in either of those things
they have no knowledge, firsthand or otherwise about these events

Exactly. Hey I stole 10000 worth of valuables from your house. Bring in the bartender that said you forgot to pay your tab one night because you’re a thief too! //

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:50:35pm

re: #4 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Well I got CLed so repost:
I’m changing my username. I’ll keep the old one in () so you know it’s me. You probably will be able to tell since I think my way of communicating is easy to tell.

I will miss HappyWarrior. I like your tribute to Hubert Humphrey.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:51:11pm

This is straight-up quasi-democracy authoritarian state shit:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:51:19pm

re: #173 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Big Ben: Public can fund Brexit day bongs, says PM

Boris should have to load the first bowl…

fairly certain he already has.

several times.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:52:05pm

re: #207 The Pie Overlord!

I will miss HappyWarrior. I like your tribute to Hubert Humphrey.

Al Smith too which is funny since he was anti-New Deal and I’m very pro New Deal historically but it took a lot of guts to stand against the Klan at the 1924 DNC which he did.

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:52:37pm

re: #206 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Exactly. Hey I stole 10000 worth of valuables from your house. Bring in the bartender that said you forgot to pay your tab one night because you’re a thief too! //

A better analogy would be claiming that your burglary of a neighbor was “justified” because the bartender whose tab you’re trying to pay off had been caught jacking up his prices and you wouldn’t have had such an expensive tab if his prices had stayed the same.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:52:40pm

re: #208 Barefoot Grin

This is straight-up quasi-democracy authoritarian state shit:

So innocent but yet want this to be like something out of Stalin’s favorite show trials.

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retired cynic  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:52:50pm

re: #203 sagehen

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

Horse teeth don’t stop growing, because their natural diet wears them down. So they just keep coming. You can’t really have horses and feed or ride or drive them successfully without having a good horse dentist. We had the tools (files, mostly) and did them ourselves.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:53:01pm

re: #211 Targetpractice

A better analogy would be claiming that your burglary of a neighbor was “justified” because the bartender whose tab you’re trying to pay off had been caught jacking up his prices and you wouldn’t have had such an expensive tab if his prices had stayed the same.

Yes, even better.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:53:09pm

re: #205 Targetpractice

The Repub “defense” is wholly dependent upon the idea that if Hunter Biden took a single dollar from Burisma for less than legal reasons, then Trump’s attempts to extort Zelensky are somehow “justified.” And they believe that they can achieve that by getting the Bidens to sit before the Senate and agree that Hunter was hired for political reasons.

like i said:
- abuse of power
- obstruction of congress

the bidens neither witnessed nor participated in either of those things
they have no knowledge, firsthand or otherwise about these events

if trump wants to ‘justify’ what happened, then he has to have the people involved in it testify to what they did and why. you provide the testimony, contemporaneous documentation and paper trail of the events that prove you were justified. (cant be done, i know)

if they had ‘proof’ of what ‘the bidens’ did, then they could present that because they’d already ahve it. they would have used it to document what they were doing at the time.

they cant. because they dont.

they wont get there using them as witnesses.

but then you’re still stuck with obstruction of congress

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Charles Johnson  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:53:56pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:55:14pm

re: #48 Eclectic Cyborg

They’re not pissed about the missile, they’re pissed that video of it got out.

Whistleblowers must be caught and punished!
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:57:26pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:57:41pm

Where is the defense? Where is the legal precedent that has a President taking away foreign aid unless they investigate his domestic opponent. Yes, Presidents have played favorites in foreign elections. But with Trump, you have a guy who outright threatened to take away foreign aid from a key geopolitical ally unless they investigated his likely opponent. Despite what Republicans say, this is not what happened to Trump. Trump’s cronies were found while the Obama administration was investigating the Russians. And you know what, we would probably know even more than we do if Trump hadn’t obstructed that investigation. Barr’s whole defense of that obstruction is “The president doesn’t like being investigated, he feels it hurts his legitimacy.” Well tough shit. Russia, a foreign power interfered in our election to benefit Trump and there was legitimate evidence that they had some willing help from people in Trump’s circle.

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:57:42pm

re: #215 Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)

like i said:
- abuse of power
- obstruction of congress

the bidens neither witnessed nor participated in either of those things
they have no knowledge, firsthand or otherwise about these events

if trump wants to ‘justify’ what happened, then he has to have the people involved in it testify to what they did and why. you provide the testimony, contemporaneous documentation and paper trail of the events that prove you were justified. (cant be done, i know)

if they had ‘proof’ of what ‘the bidens’ did, then they could present that because they’d already ahve it. they would have used it to document what they were doing at the time.

they cant. because they dont.

they wont get there using them as witnesses.

but then you’re still stuck with obstruction of congress

I think we’re sort of talking past each other. Nobody’s saying that the Bidens being drug in has any real relevance to what’s been investigated, but is all about Repubs trying in vain to defend the indefensible. And if playing along with that gets Dems the witnesses that they’ve been seeking, witnesses who will be stuck either committing perjury or pleading the 5th on national TV, then Joe and Hunter taking part in the whole circus will have been worth it.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:58:17pm

re: #56 goddamnedfrank

I also think that just because Republicans want something doesn’t make it a bad idea from our perspective, especially when they’re on their back heels and being forced into hastily constructed defenses of the indefensible.

Joe should view this as an opportunity. This is his time to shine, if he wants it.

Or at least Joe might learn that the comradeship in the Senate between members of the different parties is very dead.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 2:59:25pm

re: #220 Targetpractice

I think we’re sort of talking past each other. Nobody’s saying that the Bidens being drug in has any real relevance to what’s been investigated, but is all about Repubs trying in vain to defend the indefensible. And if playing along with that gets Dems the witnesses that they’ve been seeking, witnesses who will be stuck either committing perjury or pleading the 5th on national TV, then Joe and Hunter taking part in the whole circus will have been worth it.

They’re hoping for bad footage and things that can be twisted in the soundbite war. The Bidens definitely aren’t relevant to the case but they need the Bidens the same way they need to bring HRC up whenever they get caught doing something that they accused her of.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:01:05pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:02:24pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

Becnel was released on Jan. 3 after posting $4,000 bail and is due before a judge on Feb. 4. He could not be reached by ABC News for comment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:04:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:05:01pm

re: #225 Backwoods_Sleuth

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:05:10pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:06:05pm

So much of the defenses of Trump have been “He’s the president, he can do whatever he wants.” Wonder how those Republicans will feel if somehow a President Sanders got oh I dunno Venezuela to investigate Marco Rubio’s brother or brother in law (I don’t know if he has one but this is a hypothetical) for alleged corruption. And yeah I would have a problem with it. If Republicans really thought that this whole thing with Hunter was this awful corruption, they would have objected to it years ago when it actually happened and they would have demanded that Ivanka and Jared have no role at all in the WH but they didn’t. They in fact ignored that Trump let both of them in without passing a security clearance.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:07:08pm

re: #224 Anymouse 🌹🎃

it’s Florida…

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:07:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:09:05pm

re: #228 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

So much of the defenses of Trump have been “He’s the president, he can do whatever he wants.” Wonder how those Republicans will feel if somehow a President Sanders got oh I dunno Venezuela to investigate Marco Rubio’s brother or brother in law (I don’t know if he has o.roblem with it. If Republicans really thought that this whole thing with Hunter was this awful corruption, they would have objected to it years ago when it actually happened and they would have demanded that Ivanka and Jared have no role at all in the WH but they didn’t. They in fact ignored that Trump let both of them in without passing a security clearance.

Funny thing…Marco’s brother-in-law is a convicted drug dealer, IIRC

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:11:25pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

Funny thing…Marco’s brother-in-law is a convicted drug dealer, IIRC

I remember that coming up in 2016. More specifically I remember every “Very Serious Person” throwing an absolute fit over the idea of his conviction being brought up during the primaries and experiencing screaming fits over the idea that it should reflect negatively upon him.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:11:57pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

Funny thing…Marco’s brother-in-law is a convicted drug dealer, IIRC

I actually had no idea but Rubio I think is who the Republicans would run against Sanders. Point is our allies do not exist to be used as pawns for our leaders’ domestic concerns. And that’s exactly what Trump did in Ukraine and still is and hell he was willing to offer the job to the PRC. That’s how much Trump was threatened by Biden as a rival.

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Mike Lamb  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:12:29pm

re: #230 gocart mozart

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:12:37pm

re: #231 Backwoods_Sleuth

Funny thing…Marco’s brother-in-law is a convicted drug dealer, IIRC

yep
Marco Rubio had ties to a Miami cocaine cartel, so what?

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:14:02pm

re: #220 Targetpractice

I think we’re sort of talking past each other. Nobody’s saying that the Bidens being drug in has any real relevance to what’s been investigated, but is all about Repubs trying in vain to defend the indefensible. And if playing along with that gets Dems the witnesses that they’ve been seeking, witnesses who will be stuck either committing perjury or pleading the 5th on national TV, then Joe and Hunter taking part in the whole circus will have been worth it.

oh then yes.
nevermind ;-)

we were agreeing all along
sometimes i just get full of myself

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:14:59pm

re: #232 Targetpractice

I remember that coming up in 2016. More specifically I remember every “Very Serious Person” throwing an absolute fit over the idea of his conviction being brought up during the primaries and experiencing screaming fits over the idea that it should reflect negatively upon him.

And in a gist you explain why Rubio’s attempts to act like he’s Mr. Pious annoy me while at the same time trying to act like he’s hip by saying he likes popular rap stars. I don’t like Rubio because Rubio wants to be the teacher’s pet and also the class rebel. It’s what annoyed me about Paul Ryan too. It really is outside of Ted Cruz the archetype for how the GOP Gen Xer leaders are.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:15:30pm

re: #234 Mike Lamb

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adjourn your asses

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:16:07pm

Dems-In-Disarray send more damning evidence to MoscowMitch, fucking up his “let’s keep this on the down-low” plan.

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:16:25pm

Repubs: “HOW DARE YOU BRING RUBIO’S BROTHER INTO THIS!”

Also Repubs: “Hey, have you heard about Hillary’s brother?”

Also also Repubs: “Or Joe Biden’s son?”

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:16:34pm

boston baked beans and two loaves (trust me) of boston brown bread

i dont take good pix. it’s some yummy stuff

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:19:31pm

re: #208 Barefoot Grin

This is straight-up quasi-democracy authoritarian state shit:

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When the articles of impeachment are delivered to the Senate, a procession full of pomp and circumstance, just one video camera and no still photographers will be allowed to document the historic moment. No audio recording at all will be permitted, leaving radio reporters empty-handed.

During the trial, a single press pen will be set up on the second floor of the Senate, where lawmakers enter and exit the chamber. Reporters will be confined to the pen, unable to move with senators. No movement will be allowed outside the corrals, and reporters and photographers will need to be escorted to and from the pen.

Credentialed members of the media, who go through security screening to enter the Capitol each day, will be screened a second time to enter the Senate chamber to watch the trial proceedings. Magnetometers will be set up in the Senate Daily Press Gallery, requiring reporters to enter the chamber one by one after being cleared by Capitol Police operating the machine.

JFC. Don’t be surprised if Fox News or OAN gets some “special” exemptions from these rules.

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Teddy's Person  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:20:23pm

I think Rudy hears that bus a comin’

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:20:28pm

re: #235 Backwoods_Sleuth

yep
Marco Rubio had ties to a Miami cocaine cartel, so what?

I actually to be honest did not know this. It was honestly a hypothetical. I very much doubt Rubio was involved in any way with what his sister’s husband did. Seems like there is a fair age gap between Rubio and both his sister and his brother in law. However, he does seem to have dismissed it in a way that if he were a Democratic candidate that the media would have never let him. It’s not like his brother in law was the friendly neighborohod weedman.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:21:33pm

re: #240 Targetpractice

Repubs: “HOW ARE YOU BRING RUBIO’S BROTHER INTO THIS!”

Also Repubs: “Hey, have you heard about Hillary’s brother?”

Also also Repubs: “Or Joe Biden’s son?”

Clinton’s brother?

there’s no end…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:22:46pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

Clinton’s brother?

there’s no end…

FNC tonight, a critical documentary about Hugh Rodham’s criminal activity but first we need to discuss why Democrats are so mean to Ivanka and Jared. //

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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:23:53pm

re: #245 Backwoods_Sleuth

Clinton’s brother?

there’s no end…

Jimmy Carter’s brother, Billy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:24:03pm

re: #244 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I actually to be honest did not know this. It was honestly a hypothetical. I very much doubt Rubio was involved in any way with what his sister’s husband did. Seems like there is a fair age gap between Rubio and both his sister and his brother in law. However, he does seem to have dismissed it in a way that if he were a Democratic candidate that the media would have never let him. It’s not like his brother in law was the friendly neighborohod weedman.

glass houses, though…somebody should explain that to Marco.

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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:24:04pm
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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:25:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:25:11pm

re: #247 Dread Pirate

Jimmy Carter’s brother, Billy.

that’s who I was thinking of.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:26:14pm

re: #250 Dread Pirate

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lol
rats
sinking ship

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:26:41pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

glass houses, though…somebody should explain that to Marco.

You’d just get a pompously used Bible phrase and some gibberish that people who groomed him to be the GOP Obama fed to him and his advisers. Marco’s whole act is cynical. Saw it when he decided at the last minute to run for re-election because he thought Trump was toast.

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:28:31pm

re: #248 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:34:05pm

re: #254 Ace Rothstein

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:37:00pm

re: #255 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Enterprise Rent-A-Car. We’ll pick you up!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:38:38pm

re: #256 Ace Rothstein

Enterprise Rent-A-Car. We’ll pick you up!

Get Allstate and be protected from mayhem. Like me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:38:40pm
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Danack  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:38:51pm

re: #199 jaunte

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Holy shit is an understatement.

About the only thing I’m surprised about in this whole shit-show is how complacent the US intelligence agencies have been in the face of the Russians conspiring with the Republican party to undermine the US’s interests.

And now it seems that the threat on ambassadors life was completely real and she was minutes away from being assassinated? And the CIA/NSA still seem to be completely passive?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:39:19pm

re: #199 jaunte

Popehat and Chris Hayes note that these papers from Lev Parnas also seem to implicate Robert F Hyde, a Republican candidate for the US House from CT-5.

Hyde is a misogynistic asshole; the Hartford Courant has already called him to drop from the race over his recent comments about Kamala Harris.

courant.com

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Ace Rothstein  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:39:49pm

re: #257 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I don’t know who that dude is in their commercials, but that shit is funny.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:39:52pm

re: #250 Dread Pirate

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:41:36pm

Well got one fierce cold. Walked into a CVS looking for some equivalent to the old Contact 24 hour cold capsules. Wound up with Mucinex D with pseudoephedrine. Had to wait in the prescription line to get it.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:43:06pm

re: #4 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Well I got CLed so repost:
I’m changing my username. I’ll keep the old one in () so you know it’s me. You probably will be able to tell since I think my way of communicating is easy to tell.

If you remove the Happy Warrior from parenthesis, I will forget. For some reason I simply can’t remember name changes.

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justaminute  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:43:09pm

Hi, I thought you all might find this interesting:

digbysblog.net

Digby did all the work because..you know I don’t have the mojo but I wrote something similar..but if Digby doesn’t get attention, I sure wouldn’t when I wrote a piece of that during Trump’s general election with Hillary. I just didn’t know the extensive ties to the Revolutionary Guard or the fact he money laundered for them as well..and daughter Ivanka was the driver of the partnership.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:43:11pm

re: #257 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Get Allstate and be protected from mayhem. Like me.

that accident MrBWS had last week?
The other two vehicles involved were insured by Geico.

Geico called here today about a claim and want a recorded statement from MrBWS.

MrBWS is not the one who got the ticket.

grrrrrrrrr

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:44:44pm

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

that accident MrBWS has last week?
The other two vehicles involved were insured by Geico.

Geico called here today about a claim and want a recorded statement from MrBWS.

MrBWS is not the one who got the ticket.

grrrrrrrrr

I didn’t know MrBWS had an accident. :(

I will, however, state that it sounds a bit like SOP to get a statement from all involved drivers, considering the extremely he-said-she-said nature of auto accident disputes. Now if this were Soviet Russia, we could just hand over the dashcam recordings and call it a day.

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:45:34pm

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Also many people inherit multiple sets of China from parents, Grans, aunt’s etc.
For sentimentality no one wants to get rid of them so like fruitcakes they multiply. So who wants yet another set just cause it’s new?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:45:54pm

re: #264 Anymouse 🌹🎃

If you remove the Happy Warrior from parenthesis, I will forget. For some reason I simply can’t remember name changes.

mouseover the new screen name will show the actual login/account name, in this case HappyWarrior

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:46:20pm

re: #261 Ace Rothstein

I don’t know who that dude is in their commercials, but that shit is funny.

Dean Winters

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:47:00pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:47:31pm

re: #263 Rightwingconspirator

Well got one fierce cold. Walked into a CVS looking for some equivalent to the old Contact 24 hour cold capsules. Wound up with Mucinex D with pseudoephedrine. Had to wait in the prescription line to get it.

It’s a pain in the ass isn’t it?

You used to be able to easily buy Sudafed no questions asked. Now that the drug makers have ruined it for all of us, it’s practically easier to purchase a gun than the medication you might need.

Awhile back when I was travelling, I went to a Wal-Mart near my hotel. I accidentally left my wallet behind but whatever, I had $50 in my pocket and I was only needing a few things. I had a bad cold so I decided to pick up some Sudafed.

I’m sure you can guess what happened next.

They wouldn’t sell to me without ID. So I had drag my sick ass back to the hotel, get my wallet and then drag myself back to the Wal-Mart. Then I had to wait for the 8 people in front of me in the pharmacy line. Then when I finally got to the counter it must have taken the tech a good five minutes to locate and actually sell me the damn Sudafed.

By the time I got done at that store, I felt like I was going to pass out. I had to sit on a bench outside for about 15 minutes to work up the energy to walk back to the hotel.

I slept 12 hours that night and felt much better the next morning.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:48:17pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

mouseover the new screen name will show the actual login/account name, in this case HappyWarrior

Yep. Just keeping it in parentheses for now. I’m still HW but I’m expanding my social media presence while still not using my real name.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:49:02pm

re: #228 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

So much of the defenses of Trump have been “He’s the president, he can do whatever he wants.” Wonder how those Republicans will feel if somehow a President Sanders got oh I dunno Venezuela to investigate Marco Rubio’s brother or brother in law (I don’t know if he has one but this is a hypothetical) for alleged corruption. And yeah I would have a problem with it. If Republicans really thought that this whole thing with Hunter was this awful corruption, they would have objected to it years ago when it actually happened and they would have demanded that Ivanka and Jared have no role at all in the WH but they didn’t. They in fact ignored that Trump let both of them in without passing a security clearance.

Marco Rubio’s brother-in-law:
en.wikipedia.org

Orlando Cicilla is married to Rubio’s sister. He was convicted as part of a cocaine smuggling cartel and sentenced to twenty-five years. He was released in 2000 after serving twelve years.

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Targetpractice  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:50:14pm

re: #258 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And once upon a time it was normal for courting to last for months and young couples to be accompanied by their parents or close family members to ensure the pair didn’t decide to skip to the good part.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:50:22pm

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Speculating wildly and irresponsibly: Where do you think Sen. Rubio got all his money?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:51:10pm

re: #267 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I didn’t know MrBWS had an accident. :(

I will, however, state that it sounds a bit like SOP to get a statement from all involved drivers, considering the extremely he-said-she-said nature of auto accident disputes. Now if this were Soviet Russia, we could just hand over the dashcam recordings and call it a day.

yeah, MrBWS’s car (an ‘04 Cavalier) was totaled. The woman who caused the accident was cited for failure to yield.
He has my ‘04 Trailblazer for now, leaving me with the rustbucket ‘98 Ranger.

funtimes

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:51:58pm

re: #262 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Every effing thing a lie

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Dangerman (misuser of the sarc tag)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:54:14pm

re: #269 Backwoods_Sleuth

mouseover the new screen name will show the actual login/account name, in this case HappyWarrior

We see what you did there

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:55:06pm

If you have the stomache for it, here’s Jay Sekulow in 1992 pimping Jesus for dollars.

TBN Praise the Lord April 28, 1992

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:55:39pm

moron is still impeached forever and ever

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:58:07pm

What’s the over/under on how many words Trump will slur tonight?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:58:46pm

re: #282 Eclectic Cyborg

What’s the over/under on how many words Trump will slur tonight?

ALL OF ‘EM, KATIE!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 3:59:07pm

re: #274 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Marco Rubio’s brother-in-law:
en.wikipedia.org

Orlando Cicilla is married to Rubio’s sister. He was convicted as part of a cocaine smuggling cartel and sentenced to twenty-five years. He was released in 2000 after serving twelve years.

Already discussed. As I said, it was a hypothetical. The point isn’t about Rubio’s bil. It’s about the hypocrisy of crying about how Hunter Biden is corrupt while they would be furious if a Dem administration used a foreign government to investigate one of their candidates’ family to get at the candidate.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:00:07pm

re: #277 Backwoods_Sleuth

yeah, MrBWS’s car (an ‘04 Cavalier) was totaled. The woman who caused the accident was cited for failure to yield.
He has my ‘04 Trailblazer for now, leaving me with the rustbucket ‘98 Ranger.

funtimes

Mrs. Fish blew out the brake lines in her ‘97 Lincoln (not the big brown baby, the black one) last summer. That was a fun text message to receive at work: “Hey hon, the brake pedal just went to the floor.”

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Rightwingconspirator  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:00:11pm

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:00:18pm

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is still impeached forever and ever

[Embedded content]

Always the hyperbole with how he’s the greatest victim ever. Maybe they should see if he floats if they put him in the Volga River.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:02:06pm

re: #286 Rightwingconspirator

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also, what happened in the House was not a “trial”, but that is beyond the moron’s comprehension.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:02:55pm

re: #255 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m here to tell you about my personal lord and savior, Ronald Reagan even though I was a teenager most of his presidency.//

My Dad went into meltdown mode when he saw his sister pray to Reagan at her prayer altar!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:03:08pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:03:42pm

re: #288 Backwoods_Sleuth

also, what happened in the House was not a “trial”, but that is beyond the moron’s comprehension.

As DM has said, it’s not a witch-hunt to indict you based on credible evidence. He can’t accept that he was impeached. He knows it defines him forever.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:04:03pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:04:10pm

re: #289 Joe Bacon 🌹

My Dad went into meltdown mode when he saw his sister pray to Reagan at her prayer altar!

Can’t say I blame him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:05:21pm

re: #292 Backwoods_Sleuth

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:05:27pm

He’s not going to be happy unless the Senate puts the Bidens on trial.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:06:21pm

re: #284 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Already discussed. As I said, it was a hypothetical. The point isn’t about Rubio’s bil. It’s about the hypocrisy of crying about how Hunter Biden is corrupt while they would be furious if a Dem administration used a foreign government to investigate one of their candidates’ family to get at the candidate.

I was slow in responding. I saw several other people responded, after I wrote my response.

As for hypocrisy, if conservatives didn’t have hyp, would they have ocrisy at all?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:07:22pm

ask me! ask me!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:08:20pm

lol…and wearing his glasses, too!

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retired cynic  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:10:10pm

re: #298 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol…and wearing his glasses, too!

[Embedded content]

Silhouette is approaching Alfred Hitchcock.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:11:31pm

re: #296 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I was slow in responding. I saw several other people responded, after I wrote my response.

As for hypocrisy, if conservatives didn’t have hyp, would they have ocrisy at all?

I know. I’m just pointing out the absurdity of the defense of what Trump did with the Ukrainian government as being anything other than an extortion attempt to benefit himself politically and not the nation’s objectives. Rubio’s bil being a convicted drug dealer or in my hypothetical a potential beneficiary of crony politics isn’t something for foreign governments to investigate at the President’s benefit. If they seriously thought and I don’t believe they do- that Biden was corrupt, they would have done it through domestic means and had demanded family members of high ranking administration members leave the executive branch.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:12:01pm

re: #298 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol…and wearing his glasses, too!

[Embedded content]

I bet he hates being seen in them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:12:48pm
303
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:13:15pm

re: #299 retired cynic

Silhouette is approaching Alfred Hitchcock.

Good evening, I’m here to tell you a story so scary that even I didn’t want to put myself as a cameo character playing the villain.//

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:13:27pm

re: #299 retired cynic

Silhouette is approaching Alfred Hitchcock.

the chin is disappearing into the vagina neck…

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:16:27pm

re: #281 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron is still impeached forever and ever

[Embedded content]

What happened in the House was the equivalent of a Grand Jury indictment, but POS45 can’t be arsed to know the details of the impeachment process or any other constitutional proceeding.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:18:00pm

re: #247 Dread Pirate

Jimmy Carter’s brother, Billy.

Sunday beer in Georgia!

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:19:02pm

re: #298 Backwoods_Sleuth

lol…and wearing his glasses, too!

[Embedded content]

Apparently he hates being seen wearing his readers, which is funny because he such a fucking idiot that he doesn’t realize they make him look smarter and he needs all the help with that he can get.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:19:07pm

re: #254 Ace Rothstein

[Embedded content]

Rubio with football photo:

“Hey kid, do a down and out!”

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:22:44pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:22:45pm

re: #299 retired cynic

Silhouette is approaching Alfred Hitchcock.

Please don’t insult Mr. Hitchcock!

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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:23:31pm
312
Jay C  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:25:23pm

re: #307 goddamnedfrank

Apparently he hates being seen wearing his readers, which is funny because he such a fucking idiot that he doesn’t realize they make him look smarter and he needs all the help with that he can get.

He probably views being seen wearing glasses as exhibiting a sign of age/weakness: and thus anathema to his narcissistic ego. I’m sure Trump’s self-image of himself is fundamentally the way Ben Garrison draws him in those asinine cartoons….

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Dread Pirate  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:26:35pm
314
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:27:48pm

re: #308 Barefoot Grin

Rubio with football photo:

“Hey kid, do a down and out!”

At least Rubio isn’t as awkward as Cruz talking basketball. God that was painful.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:28:59pm

re: #312 Jay C

He probably views being seen wearing glasses as exhibiting a sign of age/weakness: and thus anathema to his narcissistic ego. I’m sure Trump’s self-image of himself is fundamentally the way Ben Garrison draws him in those asinine cartoons….

More so Jon McNaughton. McNaughton’s art if you can call it that would make Stalin proud.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:32:11pm
317
Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:32:15pm

re: #300 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I know. I’m just pointing out the absurdity of the defense of what Trump did with the Ukrainian government as being anything other than an extortion attempt to benefit himself politically and not the nation’s objectives. Rubio’s bil being a convicted drug dealer or in my hypothetical a potential beneficiary of crony politics isn’t something for foreign governments to investigate at the President’s benefit. If they seriously thought and I don’t believe they do- that Biden was corrupt, they would have done it through domestic means and had demanded family members of high ranking administration members leave the executive branch.

As Dr. Sarah Kendzior puts it, the GOP is a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government.

318
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:33:17pm

re: #317 Anymouse 🌹🎃

As Dr. Sarah Kendzior puts it, the GOP is a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government.

Cosa Nostra is more fun.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:33:22pm
320
The Pie Overlord!  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:33:42pm

Look at this hypocritical, double-standarding self-righteous fuckweasel:

321
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:35:23pm

re: #320 The Pie Overlord!

Look at this hypocritical, double-standarding self-righteous fuckweasel:

[Embedded content]

And he had no problem with Trump wanting to use taxpayer money for a wall with an EO but I can see why Ted is bothered by people being more educated. It might mean they would see what a shitty Senator he is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:35:56pm
323
Jay C  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:36:47pm

re: #315 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

More so Jon McNaughton. McNaughton’s art if you can call it that would make Stalin proud.

Stalinist Realism indeed: basically (bad) political cartoons done in “academic painting” style.
But at least McNaugton (unlike Garrison) doesn’t paint Trump with a superhero physique.

324
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:38:52pm

re: #323 Jay C

Stalinist Realism indeed: basically (bad) political cartoons done in “academic painting” style.
But at least McNaugton (unlike Garrison) doesn’t paint Trump with a superhero physique.

Shit even the Nazis didn’t paint Hitler that way. I mean yeah it was obnoxious- cult of personality it was but Garrison is almost a self parody of how this works. McNaughton at least makes Trump look like a person other than a bizarro super hero.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:41:19pm
326
Ace Rothstein  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:43:42pm

Delay the trial and subpoena everyone. Take it all the way to SCOTUS. Fuck em.

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Eventual Carrion  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:44:45pm

re: #208 Barefoot Grin

This is straight-up quasi-democracy authoritarian state shit:

[Embedded content]

Most transparent administration. He even choked on the words.

Trump says he is the ‘most transparent president’ in US history

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:47:23pm

re: #314 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

At least Rubio isn’t as awkward as Cruz talking basketball. God that was painful.

Or elbowing his wife out of the box as he went in to hug his father—the killer of JFK.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:49:14pm
330
Ace Rothstein  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:50:03pm

re: #314 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:50:28pm
332
The Pie Overlord!  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:50:29pm

Got a screenshot in case this disappears from Twitter:

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Jan 14, 2020 • 4:53:02pm

re: #332 The Pie Overlord!

Got a screenshot in case this disappears from Twitter:

[Embedded content]

Start plastering the screenshot all over Twitter, like to Popehat and Walter Schaub.

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VegasGolfer  Jan 14, 2020 • 5:00:40pm

re: #129 Jay C

LAX being right on the coast, it’s probably illegal to dump fuel in the ocean: so he likely just dumped it on the nearest neighborhood, instead…

It’s not illegal to fuel dump over water, in fact it’s the preferred method, also over unpopulated areas at an altitude of at least 8000 ft so the fuel will evaporate harmlessly.
I’ve worked ATC in that area many years and yes the pilot will have to explain that screw up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 5:00:48pm
336
retired cynic  Jan 14, 2020 • 5:01:10pm

re: #331 Backwoods_Sleuth

What a beautiful person. GAH!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 5:01:12pm

re: #331 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I wouldn’t be sure: #332 The Pie Overlord!

Got a screenshot in case this disappears from Twitter:

[Embedded content]

She worked for W Bush too. Lifelong diplomats and public servants like her work for both parties administrations. Clapper did too. In fact during the Bush years, my mom worked for the agency he was administrator of- NGA.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 14, 2020 • 5:01:44pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Jan 14, 2020 • 5:05:36pm

THREAD.
It sure looks like Hyde was BFFs with POS45 & Dumbass Jr.

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gocart mozart  Jan 14, 2020 • 5:05:38pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jan 14, 2020 • 5:09:05pm

re: #340 gocart mozart

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Schiff is a former federal prosecutor whose resume includes convicting a FBI agent who spied for the USSR. Hyde is a lackey for the guy who cries about SNL spoofing him.


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