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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 9:55:05am

Now dunking on Iowa Democrats for “not being able to count votes” and talking about how great his victory in Iowa was.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 6, 2020 • 9:55:12am

If President Trump blows any more smoke up my ass I’m going to get lung cancer!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 9:55:21am

He just called himself better than Lincoln.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 9:56:25am

Trump just named checked Matt fucking Gaetz.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 9:56:43am

Now he’s on to Jim Jordan. Touting his wrestling record.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 6, 2020 • 9:58:39am

He will do more crimes and get impeached again.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 6, 2020 • 9:59:24am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 6, 2020 • 9:59:51am
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 6, 2020 • 9:59:51am

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Now he’s on to Jim Jordan. Touting his wrestling record.

As assistant coach?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 9:59:59am

re: #7 The Pie Overlord!

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Okay….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:01:32am

“Ron Desantis is such a hard worker”

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lawhawk  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:02:03am

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Now he’s on to Jim Jordan. Touting his wrestling record.

As ignoring multiple reports of a sex predator going after students and failing to report as a responsible party under OSU and state rules?

That Jordan?

Fuck that guy. Fuck Trump.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:02:25am

Claims Desantis has 70 percent approval in FL.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:03:00am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:03:03am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:03:37am

Calls Devin Nunes: “The Democrats worst nightmare”

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:04:53am

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

Claims Desantis has 70 percent approval in FL.

Fact check: False, according to Morning Consult.

They do rank him as the seventh-most popular governor, with +58 and -22 approval rating.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:04:58am

LOL, this really is old man yells at clouds.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:05:15am

re: #16 Eclectic Cyborg

Calls Devin Nunes: “The Democrats worst nightmare”

Moooo.

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Interesting Times  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:05:35am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:05:40am

“the other side folds up so fast we’ll probably need you guys again soon”

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:05:43am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:06:06am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:06:18am

Calls Steve Scalise “the bravest guy in the room”

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:06:50am

Claimed Scalise “set a record for blood loss”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:07:08am

re: #22 The Pie Overlord!

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Not just any, a really bad one which is saying a lot.

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Shropshire Slasher  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:07:33am

It’s like President Trump is spanking the Democrats saying “this hurts me more than it hurts you!”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:07:47am

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

He just called himself better than Lincoln.

To the modern GOP, he is…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:07:53am

Now he’s admitting the shooting at the baseball practice was prevented by cops. NOT good guys with guns. COPS.

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Interesting Times  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:08:27am

To be filed under, “Things the Corporate Media Can’t be Arsed to Do”:

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Skip Intro  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:08:40am

This is like to worst nightmare of your life and you can’t wake up.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:09:00am

re: #25 Jebediah, RBG

Claimed Scalise “set a record for blood loss”

Not be excessively morbid, but I’m pretty confident that the victims of Jack the Ripper would beg to disagree.

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Interesting Times  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:09:07am

re: #29 Eclectic Cyborg

Now he’s admitting the shooting at the baseball practice was prevented by cops. NOT good guys with guns. COPS.

One of whom was a gay black woman, as I recall.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:09:49am

re: #32 Dr Lizardo

Not be excessively morbid, but I’m pretty confident that the victims of Jack the Ripper would beg to disagree.

As would any number of WWI soldiers.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:10:21am

This clearly wasn’t telepromptered at all. He’s just rambling.

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Citizen K  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:11:01am

So is any outlet going to have the guts to turn him off and stop carrying this bullshit?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:11:30am

Now he’s praising Elise Stefanik.

Total number of nonwhite people Trump has praised today: 0

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Skip Intro  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:11:48am

re: #36 Citizen K

Is any outlet going to have the guts to report what he actually said?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:12:14am

re: #38 Skip Intro

Is any outlet going to have the guts to report what he actually said?

I hope so, because this shit is insane.

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Citizen K  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:12:59am

re: #38 Skip Intro

Is any outlet going to have the guts to report what he actually said?

re: #39 Eclectic Cyborg

I hope so, because this shit is insane.

Not holding my breath. Not after the breathless fawning over the SOTU speech.

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Skip Intro  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:13:14am

re: #36 Citizen K

So is any outlet going to have the guts to turn him off and stop carrying this bullshit?

He should be hauled away in a straight jacket after this.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:13:17am

Fast approaching the one hour mark.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:13:40am

Now he’s kissing Gohmerts ass.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:13:44am

re: #31 Skip Intro

This is like to worst nightmare of your life and you can’t wake up.

“There is no bottom to the barrel” is an insult to barrels.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:13:58am

Louie Gohmert “very smart”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:14:13am

Calls the GOP senators “Great warriors” again.

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Citizen K  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:14:27am

re: #41 Skip Intro

He should be hauled away in a straight jacket after this.

At the rate we’re going, I’m half surprised he hasn’t had troops march in to try and disappear the entire Dem delegation away. It’s clear he things he has all right and ability to at this point.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:14:30am

“I have the best speeches”

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:14:32am

People told him he “should run for politics”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:15:17am

would have been a “horrific incident for our country” if I wasn’t acquitted. Now he’s on to Strzok and Page.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:15:42am

Now he’s doing impressions of Strzok and Page. Calls them “lowlifes”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:15:59am

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

would have been a “horrific incident for our country” if I wasn’t acquitted. Now he’s on to Strzok and Page.

So this isn’t a press conference, this is a child’s tantrum.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:16:08am

re: #30 Interesting Times

To be filed under, “Things the Corporate Media Can’t be Arsed to Do”:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:16:29am

Just repeated that he fired “That sleazebag” James Comey.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:16:49am

He’s gonna pull a Fidel Castro*, isn’t he?

*Castro was notorious for insanely long-winded extemporaneous speechifying.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:17:08am

And we’re back to BUTTER EMAILS!

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plansbandc  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:17:11am

re: #31 Skip Intro

Every fucking day shitler has been the red state’s “president”. My theory is we are all dead and in hell.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:17:12am

re: #55 Dr Lizardo

He’s gonna pull a Fidel Castro*, isn’t he?

*Castro was notorious for insanely long-winded extemporaneous speechifying.

Good analogy.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:17:13am

Jesus Christ. Anybody still in that room by choice isn’t much better than the orangeanus

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:17:18am

re: #52 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

So this isn’t a press conference, this is a child’s tantrum.

Or a Trump rally. I’m glad y’all are watching it for me. I’ve run out of rum anyway.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:17:26am
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lawhawk  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:17:42am

re: #35 Eclectic Cyborg

This clearly wasn’t telepromptered at all. He’s just rambling.

No teleprompter was set up in the room. This is a bulkshit dump of epic proportions because Trump needed to remind everyone that he’s a criminal above the law.

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Citizen K  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:17:50am

re: #52 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

So this isn’t a press conference, this is a child’s tantrum.

But remember that it’s Pelosi who was the unhinged one for tearing up a speech copy… ///

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:18:00am

“I love the FBI and the FBI loves me.”

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Skip Intro  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:18:57am

Remember, he can commandeer airtime anytime he wants to do this.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:19:06am

Wingnuts don’t like hearing that Mittens is a better person that they are. Much indignant.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:19:19am
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Citizen K  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:19:27am
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Charles Johnson  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:19:33am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:19:44am

“This is a day of celebration because we went through hell”

“Pelosi, Cryin Chuck will try to cook up other things. Instead of wanting to heal and fix our country they want to destroy our country.”

Now he’s asking others to praise him.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:20:05am

re: #60 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Or a Trump rally. I’m glad y’all are watching it for me. I’ve run out of rum anyway.

I’m not watching either. And I’m about to stock.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:20:29am

re: #69 Charles Johnson

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He’s right. He’s a terrible person.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:20:37am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:21:18am

“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that it should not be considered unless there is something overwhelming and bipartisan, which there wasn’t because we were 197-0.”

Says Romney ran one of the “Worst campaigns in the history of the country”

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Belafon  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:21:27am

re: #70 Eclectic Cyborg

“This is a day of celebration because we went through hell”

“Pelosi, Cryin Chuck will try to cook up other things. Instead of wanting to heal and fix our country they want to destroy our country.”

Now he’s asking others to praise him.

He’s trying to keep them from bringing up new impeachment articles.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:22:25am

“We’ve cut regulations at a level nobody thought possible”

Well, I think he might be right on this one.

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Citizen K  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:22:31am

re: #70 Eclectic Cyborg

“This is a day of celebration because we went through hell”

“Pelosi, Cryin Chuck will try to cook up other things. Instead of wanting to heal and fix our country they want to destroy our country.”

Now he’s asking others to praise him.

That this isn’t going to get covered for the fascistic narcissistic sermon for the “Church of Me” that it’s openly presented as is the biggest indictment of the media ever.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:22:47am

Calls Democrats “evil and sick people”. Name checks Barron.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:23:23am

This is the death rattle of the Republican Party, the final surge of energy before complete extinction. Its true constituency, the hinterland gentry, has reached a state of abject terror and desperation, thanks to demographic change and generational decay, and they have formed themselves into a mindless, violent cult that sees Trump as an actual messiah. This is unsustainable, of course, and it will collapse with startling suddenness. The light at the end of the Trump tunnel is an oncoming train. The only question is just how much damage they can do on the way out. It may take decades to recover our position in the world, with major Constitutional change in the process.

Btw, I think Wendell Zurkowitz is right that Romney foresees this and is positioning himself to pick up the pieces and form a new party.

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Interesting Times  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:23:35am

Bad for America, Good for CBS and all that:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:24:37am

He’s finally done. That lasted about an hour and seven minutes.

Now I need to find out how to get my brain cells back…

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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:25:16am

Slouching Towards Bedlam.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:25:33am

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Btw, I think Wendell Zurkowitz is right that Romney foresees this and is positioning himself to pick up the pieces and form a new party.

Romney will be excommunicated from his own party as a traitor, even if Trump loses.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:25:52am

re: #81 Eclectic Cyborg

He’s finally done. That lasted about an hour and seven minutes.

Now I need to find out how to get my brain cells back…

I’m about to buy some whiskey and listen to Irish rebel music.

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stpaulbear  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:26:02am

You know what? We need to start sending “thank you” postcards to Pelosi, Mittens, all of the house managers, EVERYONE that voted to impeach this sick clown, and everyone who’s supported the impeachment process. They all need to know as much as possible that we’re still with them. This is not an ending.

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LadyBehir  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:26:39am

re: #84 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Isn’t all Irish music rebel music?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:26:43am

re: #80 Interesting Times

Networks carrying Trump’s batshit presser today should permanently convince you that organizations profiting from this insanity aren’t our allies in ending it.

Trump is ratings gold, they do not want to see the ultimate political reality-TV show cancelled, regardless of what it does to our country…

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Charles Johnson  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:26:49am
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Rightwingconspirator  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:27:12am

re: #23 Charles Johnson

He wants to takeover Rush’s show, but from the WH live.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:27:23am

re: #86 LadyBehir

Isn’t all Irish music rebel music?

No, there is also music that is just about drinking and moonshining and raising hell and chasing women…

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plansbandc  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:27:38am

Did I ever tell you guys that my 1 percenter siblling has attended the prayer breakfast? Horrifying, isn’t it?

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Skip Intro  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:28:30am

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Or the death rattle of the country.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:28:51am

re: #86 LadyBehir

Isn’t all Irish music rebel music?

Not at all. Some beautiful reels too.

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Belafon  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:28:59am

I doubt any of my coworkers will hear much of it. But I think the people who watch the late night shows will get the details.

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Skip Intro  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:29:30am

re: #88 Charles Johnson

Did she have more kidney surgery?

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sagehen  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:29:43am

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

This is unsustainable, of course, and it will collapse with startling suddenness. The light at the end of the Trump tunnel is an oncoming train. The only question is just how much damage they can do on the way out. It may take decades to recover our position in the world, with major Constitutional change in the process.

from Nick Hanauer’s pitchforks essay:
politico.com

“What everyone wants to believe is that when things reach a tipping point and go from being merely crappy for the masses to dangerous and socially destabilizing, that we’re somehow going to know about that shift ahead of time. Any student of history knows that’s not the way it happens. Revolutions, like bankruptcies, come gradually, and then suddenly. One day, somebody sets himself on fire, then thousands of people are in the streets, and before you know it, the country is burning.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:29:57am

re: #90 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

No, there is also music that is just about drinking and moonshining and raising hell and chasing women…

Loss. That’s what I’m gonna drink to. I’m not angry. Just disturbed about this being our reality.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:32:27am

re: #85 stpaulbear

You know what? We need to start sending “thank you” postcards to Pelosi, Mittens, all of the house managers, EVERYONE that voted to impeach this sick clown, and everyone who’s supported the impeachment process. They all need to know as much as possible that we’re still with them. This is not an ending.

Yep I’m going to write my Rep and Senators.

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Danack  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:33:12am

re: #81 Eclectic Cyborg

Now I need to find out how to get my brain cells back…

I’m going the other strategy, going to have some beer to make sure the brain cells that processed that ‘speech’ don’t infect the others…

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Charles Johnson  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:34:18am
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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:34:41am

Charlie Sykes is being underbussed on his Twitter feed.

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stpaulbear  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:37:03am

re: #88 Charles Johnson

Melania is smiling because Trump got all of his hate out and will be exhausted for the next couple hours.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:37:05am
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:37:35am

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Unfortunately I don’t believe this is the death rattle or death knell at all. Trump can win in November if our side doesn’t come out to vote after bitter and divisive primaries. Plus, our side has to overcome foreign interference and voter suppression. We need to be vigilant.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:38:02am

re: #88 Charles Johnson

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At least her kidneys look healthy.

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Interesting Times  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:40:22am

re: #104 Patricia Kayden

Unfortunately I don’t believe this is the death rattle or death knell at all.

~40% of America is completely cool with a GOP fascist dictatorship. That’s what needs to be overcome.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:40:40am

re: #97 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Loss. That’s what I’m gonna drink to. I’m not angry. Just disturbed about this being our reality.

The New Media Reality. I saw it descend on us the day that Trump supporters insisted despite photographic evidence, that his inaugural crowds were historically large.

Of course, it had been around, like with Trump’s (generally unchallenged) claims that he would have won the popular vote as well if not for massive illegal alien voter fraud…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:41:40am

re: #93 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Not at all. Some beautiful reels too.

and melancholy sea shanties

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:42:15am

re: #104 Patricia Kayden

Unfortunately I don’t believe this is the death rattle or death knell at all. Trump can win in November if our side doesn’t come out to vote after bitter and divisive primaries. Plus, our side has to overcome foreign interference and voter suppression. We need to be vigilant.

And if Trump can at least keep some key economic indicators looking rosy, that will work in his favor.

And again, he has a media industry that is doing well with this ongoing political reality-TV crime drama. They have no interest in seeing that show cancelled.

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Citizen K  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:42:19am

re: #106 Interesting Times

~40% of America is completely cool with a GOP fascist dictatorship. That’s what needs to be overcome.

And a higher proportion of that ~40% tends to vote no matter what than the rest of the population because spite for the “other” is all-powerful in this country.

Meanwhile we have potentially millions balking and raging at the idea of having to vote for a ‘lesser evil’.

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danarchy  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:42:42am

re: #103 Anymouse 🌹🎃

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To be fair, news is when something unexpected happens. Warren was pretty much predicted to be 3rd, but the polls had Biden and Sanders fighting for the number 1 spot.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:42:55am

re: #106 Interesting Times

~40% of America is completely cool with a GOP fascist dictatorship. That’s what needs to be overcome.

Well, there are black, brown and yellow people who just need to shut up and be sent back to where they came from!!!11!!!!!!!!!

Except, ya know, the guy down the road who is cool. But everyone else? Fuck em.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:43:55am

re: #107 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The New Media Reality. I saw it descend on us the day that Trump supporters insisted despite photographic evidence, that his inaugural crowds were historically large.

Of course, it had been around, like with Trump’s (generally unchallenged) claims that he would have won the popular vote as well if not for massive illegal alien voter fraud…

Well yes. I was here for this.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:45:31am

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

and melancholy sea shanties

Yep. Sentimental.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:46:13am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:46:26am

re: #111 danarchy

To be fair, news is when something unexpected happens. Warren was pretty much predicted to be 3rd, but the polls had Biden and Sanders fighting for the number 1 spot.

Pete has a good game. I’m curious to how it translates to the other primaries.

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Interesting Times  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:46:38am

Ha:

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:46:42am

re: #111 danarchy

To be fair, news is when something unexpected happens. Warren was pretty much predicted to be 3rd, but the polls had Biden and Sanders fighting for the number 1 spot.

Put enough doubt into the populace and it takes hold. It did for Hillary, now for Biden and it will for any Dem candidate, whomever they are.

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lawhawk  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:47:45am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:47:52am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:49:13am
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LadyBehir  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:49:15am

re: #90 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Well, that’s true.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:49:15am

re: #120 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Either way, it’s gonna be Sanders and Pete’s delegates going to Milwaukee.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:49:17am

re: #119 lawhawk

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Good and long overdue (I know it won’t happen). Jr. and Ivanka skated for these reasons (probably in the article, but I have to run to a meeting).

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:50:46am

re: #119 lawhawk

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When does Trump butt in to defend Vance?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:51:17am

re: #123 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Either way, it’s gonna be Sanders and Pete’s delegates going to Milwaukee.

maybe, maybe not…they still have to make it through the Iowa convention

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William Lewis  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:52:25am

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Romney will be excommunicated from his own party as a traitor, even if Trump loses.

The Republican party came out of the implosion of the Whigs. History doesn’t repeat itself but sometimes there’s some mighty loud echoes. Mittens is a lot of things - some good and some not so good - but stupid is not one of them. This little shiv is strategic, tactical and, most emphatically, revenge served very cold for that photo of him and Trump at dinner that time when he thought he had a chance at the cabinet.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:52:42am

Lawfare Blog appears to be not working. I cannot connect to it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:57:28am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:58:25am

re: #126 Backwoods_Sleuth

maybe, maybe not…they still have to make it through the Iowa convention

You’re right. I forget they had a state convention before they go on to the DNC. Anyhow, disappointed that he won the plurality but that really doesn’t surprise me. What frustrates me about him and his team is thy’re still not understanding that it’s not just about the Presidency.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:59:06am

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

He really is a Trump of the left in a lot of ways. Biden annoys me but I’ve never really seen him go out of his way to be a jerk.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 10:59:39am
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BeachDem  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:01:19am

re: #38 Skip Intro

Is any outlet going to have the guts to report what he actually said?

HuffPo
HORROR SHOW IN THE EAST ROOM: UNHINGED TRUMP VICTORY LAP

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:02:26am

Well, I just did an “around the block” look at webpages for the major TV networks and and newspapers to see how they are reporting on Trumps insane rant. I don’t see any outlet that’s brutally kissing Trumps ass (I purposely ignored Fox News). Most seem to be reporting it factually, one headline described Trump as “defiant” in his speech.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:04:13am

re: #134 Eclectic Cyborg

Well, I just did an “around the block” look at webpages for the major TV networks and and newspapers to see how they are reporting on Trumps insane rant. I don’t see any outlet that’s brutally kissing Trumps ass (I purposely ignored Fox News). Most seem to be reporting it factually, one headline described Trump as “defiant” in his speech.

Maybe I’m naive but when do enough of our people get tired of this and just say no more. Anyhow, I’m not upset like I was in the aftermath of SOTU. More so stunned by this is where we are in 2020.

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BigPapa  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:04:58am

I thought IMPOTUS doesn’t like AM radio propagandists that get cancer.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:05:08am
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William Lewis  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:06:12am

Hmm. NPR just reporting on his “speech” called it a “Victory rally”, notes that he “remains the third president impeached” and referred to his delivery itself as “unleashed a diatribe”. Now admittedly he won’t understand the big words, but I find it interesting they are being the Anti-NYTimes in this.

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sagehen  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:07:12am

re: #132 Backwoods_Sleuth

and nobody knows why exactly

I bet I know why.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:10:32am

re: #138 William Lewis

Hmm. NPR just reporting on his “speech” called it a “Victory rally”, notes that he “remains the third president impeached” and referred to his delivery itself as “unleashed a diatribe”. Now admittedly he won’t understand the big words, but I find it interesting they are being the Anti-NYTimes in this.

I really don’t get what the NYT’s deal is.

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BeachDem  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:11:13am

re: #108 Backwoods_Sleuth

and melancholy sea shanties

And of course (because we really need it today)

Theres no one as Irish as Barack OBama- Corrigan Brothers

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:11:22am

re: #133 BeachDem

HuffPo
HORROR SHOW IN THE EAST ROOM: UNHINGED TRUMP VICTORY LAP

That sounds about right to me.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:13:04am

re: #141 BeachDem

And of course (because we really need it today)

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True story but I lived in Ireland for a month during Obama’s first summer. Had a cab driver ask me what I thought and I was candid- Yeah I voted for him and I was excited. I think we seriously can’t discount how much our next President needs to heal the wounds that Trump has caused in international relations. It’s why even though I wish he would be more harder on Republicans, I like Biden the most when it comes to any of the Dems when it comes to FP. Needless to say I consider FP a big issue.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:13:53am

re: #104 Patricia Kayden

Unfortunately I don’t believe this is the death rattle or death knell at all. Trump can win in November if our side doesn’t come out to vote after bitter and divisive primaries. Plus, our side has to overcome foreign interference and voter suppression. We need to be vigilant.

Oh, I agree that we have to be vigilant. Trump won last time only because of targeted foreign interference in a few key states. Awareness of Russian meddling is much greater now, though. Trump lost the popular vote pretty decisively and approximately zero Hillary voters will be switching to him, while a few may make the opposite jump. As always, the things to look for are voter suppression, foreign rat copulation, and media malfeasance. Democratic campaigners have to have their ducks in a row, and they have to be willing to use the masses of ammunition the depraved right has given them. it is theirs to lose.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:13:58am

re: #140 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I really don’t get what the NYT’s deal is.

$$$$$

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:14:42am

re: #145 Anymouse 🌹🎃

$$$$$

They could make just as much money doing actual journalism. It’s not just money.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:14:43am

Worth mentioning again: Total number of nonwhite people praised by Trump today? 0

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:15:06am

re: #57 plansbandc

Every fucking day shitler has been the red state’s “president”. My theory is we are all dead and in hell.

So..not the good place?

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:15:28am

Megachurch pastor allegedly hired a hitman to kill his son-in-law. (Since he’s a pastor, does “assassination” have a block on IRS form 1040 for religious deductions?)

Goes to The Non-Prophets, part of the Atheist Community of Austin, 5:28)

Megachurch Pastor Allegedly Tried to Hire Hitman to Kill Son-In-Law | The Non-Prophets 18.12

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bratwurst  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:16:19am

Anyone else think it might be a wee bit sexist that CNN has allowed their usual daytime female anchors to get back on the air now that impeachment is over?

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BigPapa  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:17:30am

What bible verse is hiring a hit man to kill your son in law?

Book of Iceman, .40:06

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Dread Pirate  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:19:15am
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lawhawk  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:20:21am

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I believe that is identified on Schedule FU-DP Line 6.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:22:08am

re: #152 Dread Pirate

He was so concerned about corruption in Ukraine that Paul Manafort ran his campaign. He doesn’t give a fuck about Ukraine and he’s probably stained US-Ukrainian relations for a long time. Not like that moron’s supporters care because they genuinely think you can shit on allies and all will be fine.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:23:33am
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Sir John Barron  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:24:38am

re: #136 BigPapa

I thought IMPOTUS doesn’t like AM radio propagandists that get cancer.

upding for IMPOTUS

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:24:41am

re: #155 Dread Pirate

They’re so petrified of even criticizing Trump. It is quite honestly one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:25:24am

re: #88 Charles Johnson

be best

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:26:49am

Just waiting for Trump to bend over and command his stooges to kiss his ass..

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:27:29am

re: #159 Joe Bacon 🌹

Just waiting for Trump to bend over and command his stooges to kiss his ass..

Oh he already has. He just doesn’t want to show his fat ass on camera.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:28:50am

re: #70 Eclectic Cyborg

“This is a day of celebration because we went through hell”

“Pelosi, Cryin Chuck will try to cook up other things. Instead of wanting to heal and fix our country they want to destroy our country.”

Now he’s asking others to praise him.

He’s doing so much to ‘heal and fix’ our country, isn’t he?

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:28:55am

re: #157 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They’re so petrified of even criticizing Trump. It is quite honestly one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen.

I mean, I know the GOP is all about “dance with who brung ya”, but this kind of grovelling, this cringing lickspittle behavior is like nothing I’ve ever seen.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:29:17am

re: #157 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They’re so petrified of even criticizing Trump. It is quite honestly one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen.

The terrified and petrified party

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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:29:58am

re: #157 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They’re so petrified of even criticizing Trump. It is quite honestly one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen.

A US version of clapping for Stalin.

The mask of civility the GOP once had has now been ripped off to reveal the horrors for all to see.

I’ve long wanted this mask of civility to be gone, but I was unprepared for just how bad the horrors are, and how litter difference it seems to be making, especially in the both-siderist media.

I’m convinced that today’s NYT if sent back in time to Weimar Germany would have both-sidered every step in the Nazis’ rise to power.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:30:17am

re: #162 Dr Lizardo

I mean, I know the GOP is all about “dance with who brung ya”, but this kind of grovelling, this cringing lickspittle behavior is like nothing I’ve ever seen.

I remember as a teenager thinking Bush was the worst they could give us and nope. And yes I know Bush has caused more deaths but Trump may be the one that turns us into our a dictatorship.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:30:18am

I was out this morning with my mom.

Missed a shit show didnt i?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:30:31am

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:30:43am

re: #166 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

I was out this morning with my mom.

Missed a shit show didnt i?

Big time.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:31:04am

re: #151 BigPapa

What bible verse is hiring a hit man to kill your son in law?

Book of Iceman, .40:06

I can’t find one, but a sincere prayer for forgiveness puts him right with God again.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:31:56am

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

Claims Desantis has 70 percent approval in FL.

Oh,

Even if true, so what?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:32:09am

re: #164 EPR-radar

A US version of clapping for Stalin.

The mask of civility the GOP once had has now been ripped off to reveal the horrors for all to see.

I’ve long wanted this mask of civility to be gone, but I was unprepared for just how bad the horrors are, and how litter difference it seems to be making, especially in the both-siderist media.

I’m convinced that today’s NYT if sent back in time to Weimar Germany would have both-sidered every step in the Nazis’ rise to power.

it’s a party and movement that knows that demographically they’re bound to lose in a democratic society. So instead of you know acknowledging that they need to be more than just the weisswurst party, they’ve gone full support of autocracy.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:32:13am

re: #169 Anymouse 🌹🎃

I can’t find one, but a sincere prayer for forgiveness puts him right with God again.

As long as it’s in the national interest, right?

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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:32:20am

re: #162 Dr Lizardo

I mean, I know the GOP is all about “dance with who brung ya”, but this kind of grovelling, this cringing lickspittle behavior is like nothing I’ve ever seen.

US movement conservatives get off on fantasies of the land of the free and home of the brave.

That’s really something, coming from such a group of sniveling, cowardly proto-fascists.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:33:12am

re: #170 Sir John Barron

Oh,

Even if true, so what?

He really thinks approval ratings mean you can do anything, even grab their democracy. The man has no understanding of democracy or democratic values. His values don’t come from the Enlightenment. They come form the autocrats.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:33:17am

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

Claims Desantis has 70 percent approval in FL.

He doesnt

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Mike Lamb  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:33:42am

re: #155 Dread Pirate

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Have fun back in the private sector, Cory.

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:34:00am

re: #166 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

I was out this morning with my mom.

Missed a shit show didnt i?

Lucky you.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:35:09am

re: #175 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

He doesnt

Oh, I know. I was just transcribing.

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Dr Lizardo  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:35:11am

Time to call it a day…up early for work tomorrow, but hey, at least it’s the weekend after that.

Have fun, Lizards.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:35:45am

re: #178 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh, I know. I was just transcribing.

Thanks for doing that. I couldn’t even if I wasn’t out at the time.

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:35:54am

re: #151 BigPapa

What bible verse is hiring a hit man to kill your son in law?

Book of Iceman, .40:06

I think that’s miscited: Book of Gunmetal, .30-06

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:37:16am

I’m going to hit the rack now.

Thanks for filling me in on the important parts of Mr. Trump’s rant before a bunch of preachers this morning.

Religious leaders debasing themselves before the Golden (spray-tan) Calf. I believe there’s a warning in the Old Testament about that somewhere.

They’re doing a marvelous job of recruiting for my team. /s

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BigPapa  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:37:34am

re: #181 Sherlock Hound

I think that’s miscited: Book of Gunmetal, .30-06

My bad. Don’t shoot me over it! I’m not up on the Book of Hell and Tarnation.

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mmmirele  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:38:13am

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:38:43am

re: #180 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Thanks for doing that. I couldn’t even if I wasn’t out at the time.

History isn’t always pretty to look at, but it is always important to pay attention to.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:39:27am

re: #185 Eclectic Cyborg

History isn’t always pretty to look at, but it is always important to pay attention to.

It certainly is. That’s why I caught the impeachment managers’ presentations.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:39:29am

re: #183 BigPapa

My bad. Don’t shoot me over it! I’m not up on the Book of Hell and Tarnation.

I hear the Foghorn Leghorn translation is quite something.

//

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Sherlock Hound  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:39:45am

re: #164 EPR-radar

A US version of clapping for Stalin.

The mask of civility the GOP once had has now been ripped off to reveal the horrors for all to see.

I’ve long wanted this mask of civility to be gone, but I was unprepared for just how bad the horrors are, and how litter difference it seems to be making, especially in the both-siderist media.

I’m convinced that today’s NYT if sent back in time to Weimar Germany would have both-sidered every step in the Nazis’ rise to power.

They did. And they didn’t need to be in Weimar Germany to do it. I learned from them that Hitler had a very nice mountain house, and Göring was a loveable, fat, rascal.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:40:47am

re: #188 Sherlock Hound

They did. And they didn’t need to be in Weimar Germany to do it. I learned from them that Hitler had a very nice mountain house, and Göring was a loveable, fat, rascal.

After the failed putsch, it should have been a hint. But we can’t ignore the ingrained societal antisemitism of that era.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:42:47am

washingtonpost.com

From the WaPo editorial board yesterday.

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Targetpractice  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:43:40am

So yeah…that was a thing.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:48:50am

Good news outta Virginia today:
We just made history in Virginia,

Today, both houses of the Virginia General Assembly officially passed the Virginia Values Act — a comprehensive bill that provides non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people and expands protections for all Virginians — and it will head to the governor for his signature later this month.

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Jebediah, RBG  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:50:07am

re: #192 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Cool!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:51:46am

re: #193 Jebediah, RBG

Cool!

I repeat this. All elections matter. And my state senate going from an Assad fan homophobe to normal Democrat helped.

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Citizen K  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:52:41am

re: #192 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Good news outta Virginia today:
We just made history in Virginia,

Today, both houses of the Virginia General Assembly officially passed the Virginia Values Act — a comprehensive bill that provides non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people and expands protections for all Virginians — and it will head to the governor for his signature later this month.

A small bright spot in a terrible last couple of weeks. Good on Virginia at least.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:53:54am

re: #195 Citizen K

A small bright spot in a terrible last couple of weeks. Good on Virginia at least.

I’m sure other stuff is happening in other states too. But yeah it goes to show you the positive consequences of elections.

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Belafon  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:56:10am

re: #196 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m sure other stuff is happening in other states too. But yeah it goes to show you the positive consequences of elections.

That was what the governor of Michigan said in her response to Trump, listing out things Democratic led states were doing.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:57:25am

re: #197 Belafon

That was what the governor of Michigan said in her response to Trump, listing out things Democratic led states were doing.

And as you know, Pelosi and the Dems in the House have been passing stuff too. We can win this if we win the message battle. And I saw earlier you posted that we’re outraising the Reps in the House races too.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:57:45am

IMPOTUS rant fest just reminds me of the many years we all endured the CHARACTER IS KING mantra from the GOP faithful.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 11:58:32am

re: #199 Sir John Barron

IMPOTUS rant fest just reminds me of the many years we all endured the CHARACTER IS KING mantra from the GOP faithful.

That to me was always bs because it was coming from people who laughed at Limbaugh’s jokes. The difference now is that Limbaugh is in charge now. Figuratively speaking that is.

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Sir John Barron  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:01:02pm

re: #200 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

That to me was always bs because it was coming from people who laughed at Limbaugh’s jokes. The difference now is that Limbaugh is in charge now. Figuratively speaking that is.

Yeah, it’s weird, the modern GOP has been this mix of seeming highmindedness and crudeness.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:01:52pm

did somebody post this yet?

An Unsettling New Theory: There Is No Swing Voter


And today her model tells her the Democrats are a near lock for the presidency in 2020, and are likely to gain House seats and have a decent shot at retaking the Senate.
If she’s right, we are now in a post-economy, post-incumbency, post record-while-in-office era of politics. Her analysis, as Bitecofer puts it with characteristic immodesty, amounts to nothing less than “flipping giant paradigms of electoral theory upside down.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:03:26pm

Look for Trump to get markedly worse in his cruelty and brazenness in the next few weeks.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:03:34pm

re: #202 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

did somebody post this yet?

An Unsettling New Theory: There Is No Swing Voter

Saw the headline in my TL. Reading now.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:04:02pm

re: #203 Eclectic Cyborg

Look for Trump to get markedly worse in his cruelty and brazenness in the next few weeks hours.

FTFY.

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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:06:48pm
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Barefoot Grin  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:10:54pm

OT: last week I was listening to my favorite cinema-related podcast, the BBC’s Kermode and Mayo. A listener wrote in with a minor complaint about 1917. He—an experienced birder—noted that after about 10 minutes during a scene in the trenches, the lonesome call of a bird can be heard. He immediately noted that the bird was the Great Northern Diver (aka Loon) and that it would not be anywhere remotely near where those battles were taking place, and that while for a normal moviegoer it wouldn’t be an issue, it startled him for a few moments.

It didn’t startle me when I saw the movie last weekend because I never would have caught such a thing in the first place, but it was fun to know it was coming. Loved 1917. Anyway, here’s the mournful mating call of the loon:

Call of the Great Northern Diver (known in North America as the Common Loon)

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Dread Pirate  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:24:10pm
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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:29:32pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It may take decades to recover our position in the world, with major Constitutional change in the process.

Btw, I think Wendell Zurkowitz is right that Romney foresees this and is positioning himself to pick up the pieces and form a new party.

There is certainly a place for Sane Conservatives. It is going to require that they say goodbye to State TV, aka Fox News. They aren’t going to be able to wrap themselves in the comforting blanket of lies, distortions, half-truths and victimization/conspiracy theories that Fox and Hate Radio offer them on a daily basis.

Trouble is, the amount of reality that it’s going to take to pop this bubble is going to be end-of-the-Third-Reich level.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:30:01pm

re: #206 jaunte

It’s just nepotism all the fucking way down with these people.

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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:33:03pm

re: #201 Sir John Barron

Yeah, it’s weird, the modern GOP has been this mix of seeming highmindedness and crudeness.

That paradox is found in all authoritarian/totalitarian regimes.

E.g., KGB thugs using “not cultured” as an insult, Nazi artistic and aesthetic pretensions, the ‘honor code’ of the antebellum US south…

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Belafon  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:33:09pm
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Belafon  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:34:58pm

re: #79 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It may take decades to recover our position in the world, with major Constitutional change in the process.

If I became president, I wouldn’t try to become the 2015 America to the world, because we can’t. I would just try to reestablish the proper relationships - with the West, wary of China, and hostile to Russia - and just be there when we’re asked for help.

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calochortus  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:36:48pm

It sounds like running a couple errands and taking a nice little hike was an excellent alternative to listening to Trump rant.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:36:59pm

re: #206 jaunte

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erm

Part of a trend of Trump envoys pushing out their #2’s

did this come out the way you thought it would? //

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Citizen K  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:41:31pm

re: #212 Belafon

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The erasure is real.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:41:39pm

re: #210 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s just nepotism all the fucking way down with these people.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:43:11pm

re: #217 Dread Pirate

It’s why I just have to laugh when they claim they were so concerned about Hunter being on the board. Hunter also was appointed to the board of Amtrak by that noted Democrat, George W Bush. No Republican cared about Hunter being on the board and Biden firing the prosecutor until Trump needed something to discredit Biden for. I’m sick of this shit. I might even just vote Biden as a protest against this disingenuous bullshit.

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lawhawk  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:45:15pm

I haven’t yet done my taxes for this year, but if last year is any indication, my tax burden will be magnitudes higher in percentage terms than Amazon. This is what happens when the tax cuts help millionaires and businesses shift the burdens on to everyone else.

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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:47:17pm

re: #202 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

did somebody post this yet?

An Unsettling New Theory: There Is No Swing Voter

It’s an interesting article. One point that it could make, but doesn’t, is that a 21st century swing voter either has some pathological political ideology, or no ideology at all and votes D or R for the most frivolous reasons.

Rational swing voters existed (and the idea wasn’t intrinsically ludicrous) decades ago, back when the two parties still had an ideological overlap.

But this just further reinforces the article’s main thesis — general elections are driven by base turnout, not by some farcical appeal to a mythical middle.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:47:57pm

re: #211 EPR-radar

It makes sense when you realize that enforcing a rule on someone else while transgressing that rule is a display of power, and groups that prioritize power over any specific operating principle both need to legitimate themselves by aping cultural norms, but also breach those norms to demonstrate their license.

“I get to be polite to demand similar norms from you, but I also can be not polite and you can’t stop me because I will not reciprocate on those norms.”

Like a bunch of shit we’re watching right now, it’s a pattern that’s visible in interpersonal abuse that translates up to larger social structures.

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BeachDem  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:49:15pm

A Study In Impeachment Acquittals
One was contrite, the other just bragged. Here are the very different statements that President Bill Clinton and President Donald Trump gave after their impeachment acquittals.

huffpost.com

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:50:38pm

re: #222 BeachDem

A Study In Impeachment Acquittals
One was contrite, the other just bragged. Here are the very different statements that President Bill Clinton and President Donald Trump gave after their impeachment acquittals.

huffpost.com

There hasn’t been anything that shows he feels bad about what happened. Plenty that he wants to go after the people who impeached him and voted for his removal. I think that’s why the idea that anyone could both sides these two situations even without getting into what they were impeached over is being absurd.

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lawhawk  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:51:02pm

Don’t get angry. Don’t tune out.

Get pissed. Get out and vote and make sure everyone else gets out and votes because turnout remains the key to defeating the dark forces of the GOP and Trumpworld. They remain in power because just enough people tuned out entirely or tuned in to their alternative reality bulkshit and thought it was more appealing than Clinton.

Now, we’ll watch Trump try to do to whoever the Democratic nominee is that which he did to Clinton, except he’ll have all the power of the WH and foreign interference flowing in to help.

Turnout matters. Not just in the blue states, but in the battlegrounds where turnout matters. It means supporting the down-ticket races in those states and turning out people like Collins and Gardner who are complicit treasonweasels who try to hide their cowardice but fail.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:52:55pm

re: #224 lawhawk

Don’t get angry. Don’t tune out.

Get pissed. Get out and vote and make sure everyone else gets out and votes because turnout remains the key to defeating the dark forces of the GOP and Trumpworld. They remain in power because just enough people tuned out entirely or tuned in to their alternative reality bulkshit and thought it was more appealing than Clinton.

Now, we’ll watch Trump try to do to whoever the Democratic nominee is that which he did to Clinton, except he’ll have all the power of the WH and foreign interference flowing in to help.

Turnout matters. Not just in the blue states, but in the battlegrounds where turnout matters. It means supporting the down-ticket races in those states and turning out people like Collins and Gardner who are complicit treasonweasels who try to hide their cowardice but fail.

I’m actually more determined than ever after reading the play by play of this.

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BeachDem  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:53:08pm

re: #223 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

There hasn’t been anything that shows he feels bad about what happened. Plenty that he wants to go after the people who impeached him and voted for his removal. I think that’s why the idea that anyone could both sides these two situations even without getting into what they were impeached over is being absurd.

That video has the highlights/lowlights.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 12:55:22pm

re: #226 BeachDem

That video has the highlights/lowlights.

Video isn’t loading for me for some reason and I have no desire to punish myself by watching the entire screed by Trump.

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BeachDem  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:01:16pm

re: #227 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Video isn’t loading for me for some reason and I have no desire to punish myself by watching the entire screed by Trump.

Go to HuffPo—it’s on their front page—and it’s only 2 minutes long (and it has closed captions, so you don’t even have to listen to the thing rant)

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:01:17pm

Guess if nothing else we can now claim Bill Clinton was innocent since he was also not removed after getting impeached.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:01:55pm

re: #228 BeachDem

Go to HuffPo—it’s on their front page—and it’s only 2 minutes long (and it has closed captions, so you don’t even have to listen to the thing rant)

Okay danke.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:02:20pm

re: #229 Eventual Carrion

Guess if nothing else we can now claim Bill Clinton was innocent since he was also not removed after getting impeached.

Why not. And it actually was a bipartisan acquittal.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:03:39pm

re: #221 The Ghost of a Flea

The other thing is that fascists constantly borrow existing cultural sources of legitimacy to attempt to disguise nonsensical, narcissistic twaddle as a meaningful and relevant thought.

This is most obvious when they do stuff like glob together pseudoscience or counterfactual history, but also includes norms of presentation and display.

Some do this cynically…look at Richard Spencer trying to clean up the alt right’s presentation in public spaces…but others are sincere in a stupid, shallow, transactional way. For both, the appropriation is about obtaining or maintaining cultural capital and thus power. And there’s always a break point where the narcissistic shit leaks through.

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aatharuv  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:04:48pm

re: #231 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Why not. And it actually was a bipartisan acquittal.

Unlike the bipartisan vote to impeach Donald Trump (Democrats and the Independent) and the tripartisan vote to convict Donald Trump (all Democrats, all Independents, and a Republican).

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:05:39pm

re: #233 aatharuv

Unlike the bipartisan vote to impeach Donald Trump (Democrats and the Independent) and the tripartisan vote to convict Donald Trump (all Democrats, all Independents, and a Republican).

And more people voted for his impeachment and removal than anyone before. I know how much he loves numbers. Remind him and his cult of that.

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:11:19pm

re: #157 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They’re so petrified of even criticizing Trump. It is quite honestly one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen.

Ritualistic self-mutilation akin to the followers of Cybele in ancient Rome.

Just pass these out at the next CPAC and tell all the Trumpsters that they’re going to need to prove their loyalty to their Orange Emperor…
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Interesting Times  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:14:04pm

The second parapgraph in this tweet is everything the both-siderists willfully, stupidly ignore:

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Dread Pirate  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:15:36pm
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Dread Pirate  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:21:59pm
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Dread Pirate  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:27:06pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:28:36pm

I mean, with the Sherrod Brown piece today, I think it’s worth pointing out that we’re talking about millionaires with enormous political and cultural capital scared of Trump calling them names because they’ll…have less than all the political and cultural capital.
That’s the stakes they’re selling us out for. Not life or death, just less than everything they get already.

The folks that issued a condemnation walking out the door to retirement weren’t particularly brave: they were off to languish in their wealth and maybe a new lobbying job. Who we’re watching now are the people who were less brave and less principled than that. They might believe they believe things…but it keeps being demonstrated that their only guiding star is that their kind of people cannot be wrong or do wrong or be held to account after what was transparently, by their own standards, wrongdoing.

The erosion of whatever good character they had started long before Trump, and will not reset should Trump and Trumpism be miraculously subtracted from the world.

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lawhawk  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:29:30pm

re: #238 Dread Pirate

Trumpworld is absolutely delusional and incompetent - criminally so on both counts (as well on its own count - they’re all crooks).

No one thinks North Korea is denuclearizing and there’s no deal for them to do so. Every time they suggest denuclearization, they point to the US doing the same, which is something the US would never do.

All the North Koreans have done is gained parity with Trump and have the time to expand their nuclear blackmail capabilities while Trump has undermined our alliances with North Korea and Japan and SE Asian partners. China benefits from the chaos Trump’s engaging in (mostly because Trump dumped the TPP and Trump’s trade war has harmed the US more than China - but the big winners are actually countries like Vietnam that pick up slack in areas like clothing manufacturing.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:32:08pm

re: #240 The Ghost of a Flea

And, as always:

Take a look at what they did to God and the Bible over the last century plus to understand how deep this goes.

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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:34:36pm

Charlie Pierce:

There is a reason why Dante consigned to the vestibule of hell those people who maintain neutrality in times of moral crisis. They neither enter hell nor deserve heaven, as Virgil explains to the poet he is guiding.

These have no longer any hope of death;

And this blind life of theirs is so debased,

They envious are of every other fate.

No fame of them the world permits to be;

Misericord and Justice both disdain them.

Let us not speak of them, but look, and pass.”

After the past month, hell’s going to need a bigger vestibule.

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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:36:09pm

re: #243 retired cynic

Odd. I can’t get the italics to work on the full Dante quote. Anyway, you can see the quotation marks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:40:46pm

I’m sure the South Koreans are just thrilled that we think it’s the “North Korean Peninsula” now.

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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:41:20pm

Another Charlie:

the president* finished his qualifications for an extended run in the Fifth Circle of Hell by using the occasion of the National Prayer Breakfast—in which no president ever should participate, but that’s another argument for another day—to rage, fume, and whine against the awful fate which he so narrowly avoided. It was an astonishing profanation of the event, to say nothing of an exercise in public psychopathy.

See, he agrees with us here!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:41:34pm

re: #244 retired cynic

Odd. I can’t get the italics to work on the full Dante quote. Anyway, you can see the quotation marks.

I’ve been having the same problem for awhile. I can only get italics to work if I wrap codes around each separate paragraph.

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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:42:46pm

re: #246 retired cynic

Another Charlie:

See, he agrees with us here!

and more (I love Charlie):

As dozens of attendees stared into their fruit cups and longed for the sweet release of the Rapture, the president* continued to read from Paul’s Second Epistle to the Hannitites.

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Belafon  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:43:01pm

re: #243 retired cynic

I don’t know how to fix the italics, but you can put blockquotes inside other blockquotes.

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PrairieQueen  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:43:02pm

re: #243 retired cynic

Dante consigned to the vestibule of hell those people who maintain neutrality in times of moral crisis.

The other classic that comes to mind is the Goya painting “Saturn Devouring His Son.” In a nutshell, that is Trump and the GOP.

We saw just a glimmer of courage when Romney bucked his party and did not maintain neutrality in a time of crisis, but in Goya’s world he’s devoured.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:43:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:44:00pm

re: #224 lawhawk

Don’t get angry. Don’t tune out.

Get pissed. Get out and vote and make sure everyone else gets out and votes because turnout remains the key to defeating the dark forces of the GOP and Trumpworld. They remain in power because just enough people tuned out entirely or tuned in to their alternative reality bulkshit and thought it was more appealing than Clinton.

Now, we’ll watch Trump try to do to whoever the Democratic nominee is that which he did to Clinton, except he’ll have all the power of the WH and foreign interference flowing in to help.

Turnout matters. Not just in the blue states, but in the battlegrounds where turnout matters. It means supporting the down-ticket races in those states and turning out people like Collins and Gardner who are complicit treasonweasels who try to hide their cowardice but fail.

if Decatur Deb was here, he’d most likely say exactly that.
He’s not here for now because he is doing exactly that

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:47:03pm

The reality of what we’re up against: Last night the Fox News shows parroting the Trump lines dominated the ratings, with some shows topping 5M viewers, which is very high in this day of cable TV:

showbuzzdaily.com

A huge bump for some of those shows.

America has a deep love for fantasy and fascistic strong men.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:49:07pm

re: #253 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The reality of what we’re up against: Last night the Fox News shows parroting the Trump lines dominated the ratings, with some shows topping 5M viewers, which is very high in this day of cable TV:

showbuzzdaily.com

A huge bump for some of those shows.

America has a deep love for fantasy and fascistic strong men.

Or maybe we just have way more racist assholes around than we realize.

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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:50:04pm

re: #253 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

…America has a deep love for fantasy and fascistic strong men.

For example, that recent wingnut drivel about it possibly being a crime for Pelosi to rip up a copy of Man-Baby’s Whinefest 2020.

It’s a copy, for fucks sake. It can’t possibly have any archival significance.

But wingnuts are reacting to the perceived lese-majeste vs. their God-Emperor.

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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:52:19pm

re: #254 Eclectic Cyborg

A love of fascism etc. probably correlates well enough with being a racist asshole to spoil any real distinction between the two groups.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:54:13pm

re: #222 BeachDem

A Study In Impeachment Acquittals
One was contrite, the other just bragged. Here are the very different statements that President Bill Clinton and President Donald Trump gave after their impeachment acquittals.

huffpost.com

one has self awareness and is not a sociopath

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 1:59:35pm

re: #249 Belafon

I don’t know how to fix the italics, but you can put blockquotes inside other blockquotes.

i didnt know that

now i do

and im happy about it

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:01:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:02:25pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:05:01pm

Perhaps that’s why Kirk Douglas passed away last night…

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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:10:36pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:13:00pm

re: #262 jaunte

That thread really frustrates the hell out of me. That’s the kind of stuff I remember growing up in Canada. That’s how politics SHOULD be.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:16:32pm

re: #263 Eclectic Cyborg

It’s how it was here too. Sigh. Things were in bad shape before Trump but he’s made a lot of things worse.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:18:02pm

re: #264 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s how it was here too. Sigh. Things were in bad shape before Trump but he’s made a lot of things worse.

he’s had a lot of help

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:18:53pm

re: #265 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

he’s had a lot of help

They always do.

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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:19:14pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:20:18pm

re: #267 jaunte

I fully support this circular firing squad.

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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:21:31pm

“…Last year’s document urges Fox employees to consider diGenova and Toensing’s failure to note during their Fox appearances that they were employed by Firtash. It advises employees to focus on the pair’s “non-disclosure of financial motives and representation of Firtash while spreading false and misleading stories.”

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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:21:48pm

“…The briefing also dings Hannity for failing to mention, in a segment Toensing and diGenova about an affidavit filed on behalf of Firtash, that the pair were working for the Ukrainian oligarch Firtash—an obvious conflict of interest.”

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aatharuv  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:22:21pm

Donald Trump has a draft of one of the least damaging executive orders of his presidency — Only neoclassical style for federal buildings. No more modernism, brutalism, or any architectural styles Donnie hates..

[Updated] Potential executive order might force neoclassical style on federal buildings

We really need to redirect his energies towards _relatively_ harmless ideas like this…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:24:19pm

oh dear

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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:25:34pm

Nuclear waste, a great binder for asbestos insulation.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:26:12pm

so this business:

“A planned UK tour by US evangelist Franklin Graham is in question after every venue booked by the preacher canceled planned appearances, following an outcry over his homophobic and Islamophobic comments,” CNN reports.

they booked a tour so there was some advance work

did not all the venues know who he was when every single one of them first agreed?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:27:38pm

heh

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:27:50pm

re: #270 jaunte

“…The briefing also dings Hannity for failing to mention, in a segment Toensing and diGenova about an affidavit filed on behalf of Firtash, that the pair were working for the Ukrainian oligarch Firtash—an obvious conflict of interest.”

well hannity is a conflict of interest with anything he ‘reports’ about trump - or any one running against trump

being an ‘informal’ direct advisor and all

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:28:51pm

re: #274 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

so this business:

“A planned UK tour by US evangelist Franklin Graham is in question after every venue booked by the preacher canceled planned appearances, following an outcry over his homophobic and Islamophobic comments,” CNN reports.

the booked a tour so there was some advance work

did not all the venues know who he was when every single one of them first agreed?

Activists raised a ton of shit over the bookings.

Frankie, you’ve been cancelled (La Femme Nikita style. [I wish])

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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:29:34pm

re: #276 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

Obviously the Fox research team must be purged of unbelievers.

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aatharuv  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:29:38pm

re: #272 Backwoods_Sleuth

Donnie is going to mandate that all Roman columns in all new Neo-classical federal buildings be painted with nuclear waste. To glow in the dark.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:30:21pm

re: #278 jaunte

Obviously the Fox research team must be purged of unbelievers.

I can’t imagine a more miserable job than essentially being a fact checker at Fox News.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:30:23pm

New Bob Cesca podcast is now up.

Bob Cesca Show
We’re A Bunch Of Suckers

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:31:28pm

re: #276 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

well hannity is a conflict of interest with anything he ‘reports’ about trump - or any one running against trump

being an ‘informal’ direct advisor and all

I want to know how many state secrets Trump has spilled to Hannity.

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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:31:47pm

re: #280 Eclectic Cyborg

I can’t imagine a more miserable job than essentially being a fact checker at Fox News.

Only for people who take reality seriously. No such person should be at Fox News in the first place.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:32:11pm

re: #280 Eclectic Cyborg

I can’t imagine a more miserable job than essentially being a fact checker at Fox News.

I can. Being the young intern that has to deal with all the creepy old men that work there.

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Freedom Turnip  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:34:06pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:34:09pm

re: #282 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I want to know how many state secrets Trump has spilled to Hannity.

And Russia and NoKo and China.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:35:01pm

re: #286 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And Russia and NoKo and China.

and Saudi Arabia and whoever else buttered him up. God I get so mad thinking about all this.

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Freedom Turnip  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:35:01pm

Lyrics

Lick my arse nicely,
lick it nice and clean,
nice and clean, lick my arse.
That’s a greasy desire,
nicely buttered,
like the licking of roast meat, my daily activity.
Three will lick more than two,
come on, just try it,
and lick, lick, lick.
Everybody lick their arse for themselves.

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Eventual Carrion  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:36:35pm

re: #208 Dread Pirate

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Video

I liked that Powwow chat used to use the loon call for incoming messages.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:36:37pm

re: #288 Freedom Turnip

Lyrics

Eeew.

And +1!

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makeitstop  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:42:56pm

re: #275 Backwoods_Sleuth

heh

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Someone on Twitter dubbed it the ‘Steel Wheelchair’ tour. Heh.

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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:43:17pm

driftglass: On Speaking Murrican

driftglass ripping into Brian Williams’ interview with Blue Dog Dem Joe Donnelly that complained about Democrats not speaking American:

You know what, Brian? We Democrats speak American just fine. In fact, if you’d like to drop around Springfield sometime, I’d be more than happy to deconstruct your failings as a journalist in some genuine, Midwest, heartland idiomatic American right to your face. Sure, I’m definitely gonna use some words you’ve never heard from the sycophants on your cable news panels (unless you eavesdrop on them in the Green Room) but I promise you the gist of them will be perfectly clear.

And speaking of speaking American, when Hillary Clinton went to coal country she absolutely spoke to the people there as Americans. As Adult American, with families and deep roots in their communities who are facing the implacable reality of being at the bitter end of a dying industry. And in genuine, Midwest heartland American she offered them a vision of a different future. A better future.

When Trump went to coal country he brayed at them like idiot children, promising everyone a pony, and a cookie, and great health care that would cover everyone for a fraction of what it costs now, and to turn back the clock to 1950 when Coal and Jim Crow were King. So maybe the problem is that, in the specific example you’re using, the voters in question have let Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity take a daily dump in their skulls for so long that they are no longer competent to make adult decisions.

Oh and by the way, if you trouble yourself to listen to any Democratic candidate’s stump speeches, or any of their town halls, all of them are talking pretty plainly and clearly and Americanly about jobs and college and health care and clean water and air and a better future for our kids. But of course acknowledging that would blow all the fuses on the “Snooty coastal elites don’t know how to talk to Real Murricans!” line of ersatz homespun horseshit you pass off as journalism, so as we say here in the middle of Middle America, how about just taking a flying fuck at the moon instead?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:45:43pm

still has to insert himself into the accomplishment

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:46:31pm

re: #292 retired cynic

driftglass: On Speaking Murrican

driftglass ripping into Brian Williams’ interview with Blue Dog Dem Joe Donnelly that complained about Democrats not speaking American:

Ire: #292 retired cynic

driftglass: On Speaking Murrican

driftglass ripping into Brian Williams’ interview with Blue Dog Dem Joe Donnelly that complained about Democrats not speaking American:

And speaking of speaking American, when Hillary Clinton went to coal country she absolutely spoke to the people there as Americans. As Adult American, with families and deep roots in their communities who are facing the implacable reality of being at the bitter end of a dying industry. And in genuine, Midwest heartland American she offered them a vision of a different future. A better future.

When Trump went to coal country he brayed at them like idiot children, promising everyone a pony, and a cookie, and great health care that would cover everyone for a fraction of what it costs now, and to turn back the clock to 1950 when Coal and Jim Crow were King. So maybe the problem is that, in the specific example you’re using, the voters in question have let Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity take a daily dump in their skulls for so long that they are no longer competent to make adult decisions.

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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:47:40pm

Democrats Have Successfully Implemented a 50-State Strategy
by Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

A really inspiring article about a change in party fundraising that began before the 2018 midterms, and has really proven to be an engine. The DCCC is sending funds out to the candidates and doing less themselves, and that, along with ActBlue, is pushing money out to the grassroots.

I like hearing good things, and we need to have some hopeful stuff today!

edited to add the missing link!

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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:49:11pm

re: #295 retired cynic

edited to add the missing link!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:49:22pm

BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAAA

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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:52:01pm

AG Barr Calls for Bailing Out Foreign Companies to Counter Huawei
by JM Ashby, on bobcesca.com

Yes, our tax money not to our companies but to foreign ones. I wonder who is getting a rake off on this???

The Trump regime’s official position and policy toward Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei is literally undecided as the regime has scheduled a meeting for later this month to decide what their policy is, but Attorney General William Barr may have just given us some idea of what could come out of that meeting and in the months to follow.

Speaking at an economic and security conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, Barr bizarrely called for the government to take a controlling stake in foreign telecommunication companies to counter Huawei’s growing access to the world’s telecommunications market.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:52:10pm

re: #297 Backwoods_Sleuth

An asshole lawyer for an asshole congressman. Makes sense.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:53:49pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:54:58pm

. re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Awful. Poor kid. And yes they do ill.

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:56:53pm

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

Charge the mother with murder.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Feb 6, 2020 • 2:58:13pm

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

Can we charge mom as an accessory to murder?

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aatharuv  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:00:45pm

re: #303 Eclectic Cyborg

Can we charge mom as an accessory to murder?

Can we charge the facebook group members too?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:01:19pm

“…put potatoes in his socks…”

JFC

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makeitstop  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:01:35pm

re: #304 aatharuv

Can we charge the facebook group members too?

And Facebook itself?

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Patricia Kayden  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:05:08pm

re: #304 aatharuv

She didn’t have to listen to the FB group members though. If your child is sick, you listen up the doctors.

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BeachDem  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:05:30pm

re: #300 Backwoods_Sleuth

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How is this any different than Michelle Carter (the girl who went to prison for convincing her boyfriend to commit suicide?)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:08:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:11:42pm

thread starts here:

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Florida Panhandler  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:17:28pm

re: #298 retired cynic

AG Barr Calls for Bailing Out Foreign Companies to Counter Huawei
by JM Ashby, on bobcesca.com

Yes, our tax money not to our companies but to foreign ones. I wonder who is getting a rake off on this???

So it turns out Republicans ate just peachy great fine with state-owned companies. Note for future reference.

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Florida Panhandler  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:20:47pm

re: #272 Backwoods_Sleuth

oh dear

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Deep ocean sea creatures i warn you right now to start evolving legs and lungs. Or thanks to Trump You are about to start glowing soon.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:22:25pm
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BeachDem  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:26:33pm

And Jennifer Rubin goes after not only Republicans, but the media:

He appeared unhinged, angry and resentful in what was billed as a speech but amounted to a disjointed stream of consciousness…

Throughout the appearance, Trump seethed with resentment, resorting to vulgarity (“It was all bullshit,” he said of impeachment) and insisting (sorry, Sen. Collins) that he did nothing wrong. Fury and vindictiveness oozed from every pore. Seeing the commander in chief in full rage-mode, plainly willing — and eager, even — to wreck vengeance on his critics should be deeply disturbing, particularly to the party that just rationalized acquitting him…

And yet, after this eye-popping performance, you will see mildly worded headlines describing Trump as holding a “celebration” for his acquittal. The effort to cast Trump in a setting of normalcy seems unabated, no matter how inappropriate to the events playing out before our eyes

It is incumbent on the media to inform the public when the president behaves in such an aberrant manner. Indeed, it misleads readers and viewers to cast the event as an innocuous “celebration.” The media have struggled to appear “balanced” and objective in an era in which the president behaves in shocking and unprecedented ways. They need to find a language to convey vividly the unhinged anger and obsession with retribution that Trump occasionally unleashes in public.

washingtonpost.com

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Belafon  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:28:15pm

re: #295 retired cynic

Democrats Have Successfully Implemented a 50-State Strategy
by Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

A really inspiring article about a change in party fundraising that began before the 2018 midterms, and has really proven to be an engine. The DCCC is sending funds out to the candidates and doing less themselves, and that, along with ActBlue, is pushing money out to the grassroots.

I like hearing good things, and we need to have some hopeful stuff today!

edited to add the missing link!

This is not to give any credit to Trump, but it really was going to take someone like Trump to get Democrats off their collectives asses.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:29:41pm

re: #314 BeachDem

And Jennifer Rubin goes after not only Republicans, but the media:

He appeared unhinged, angry and resentful in what was billed as a speech but amounted to a disjointed stream of consciousness…

Throughout the appearance, Trump seethed with resentment, resorting to vulgarity (“It was all bullshit,” he said of impeachment) and insisting (sorry, Sen. Collins) that he did nothing wrong. Fury and vindictiveness oozed from every pore. Seeing the commander in chief in full rage-mode, plainly willing — and eager, even — to wreck vengeance on his critics should be deeply disturbing, particularly to the party that just rationalized acquitting him…

And yet, after this eye-popping performance, you will see mildly worded headlines describing Trump as holding a “celebration” for his acquittal. The effort to cast Trump in a setting of normalcy seems unabated, no matter how inappropriate to the events playing out before our eyes

It is incumbent on the media to inform the public when the president behaves in such an aberrant manner. Indeed, it misleads readers and viewers to cast the event as an innocuous “celebration.” The media have struggled to appear “balanced” and objective in an era in which the president behaves in shocking and unprecedented ways. They need to find a language to convey vividly the unhinged anger and obsession with retribution that Trump occasionally unleashes in public.

washingtonpost.com

When she’s right, she’s right.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:30:39pm

Evening Lizardim.

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BeachDem  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:32:01pm

re: #316 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

When she’s right, she’s right.

And, might I add, she’s throwing a bit of shade at her own employer,

Indeed, it misleads readers and viewers to cast the event as an innocuous “celebration.”

whose headline is

Trump celebrates acquittal at White House

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:33:33pm

re: #318 BeachDem

And, might I add, she’s throwing a bit of shade at her own employer,

Indeed, it misleads readers and viewers to cast the event as an innocuous “celebration.”

whose headline is

Trump celebrates acquittal at White House

Yep. This wasn’t a celebration in the slightest.

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BigPapa  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:34:29pm

re: #317 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Evening Lizardim.

(looks outside)

Uh, not quite. But it’s really trying.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:38:04pm

re: #320 BigPapa

(looks outside)

Uh, not quite. But it’s really trying.

This is a matter of geography. Here, it is most definitely evening.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:38:58pm

Trump is more full of himself than ever. He is going to do something monumentally stupid, even for him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:39:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:47:56pm
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William Lewis  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:49:42pm

re: #310 Backwoods_Sleuth

thread starts here:

Ah. Canada. No wonder it’s a good ending.

I was afraid it would be in the states and not be so… good… of an ending.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:50:49pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:59:28pm

re: #305 Backwoods_Sleuth

“…put potatoes in his socks…”

JFC

What’s next? Raw onions up the rectum?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 6, 2020 • 3:59:57pm

re: #327 EPR-radar

What’s next? Raw onions up the rectum?

No, you goof, that’s the cure for colon cancer. DUH.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:00:02pm

Brave Sir Robin

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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:02:12pm

re: #314 BeachDem

We need to see things like “unhinged”, “meltdown”, “presidential lies” etc. in headlines in this era of Trump.

The US political media has about a 95% failure rate with doing its only fucking job.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:06:34pm
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Patricia Kayden  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:08:18pm
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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:08:18pm

Grift Over Party

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:10:10pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:10:58pm

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

“On a scale from 1 to Donald Trump, he was a Joffrey Baratheon.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:10:59pm

re: #334 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Move over Nixon.

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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:13:16pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:16:13pm
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mmmirele  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:17:14pm

re: #149 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Megachurch pastor allegedly hired a hitman to kill his son-in-law. (Since he’s a pastor, does “assassination” have a block on IRS form 1040 for religious deductions?)

Goes to The Non-Prophets, part of the Atheist Community of Austin, 5:28)

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MacDonald was ousted from Harvest Bible Chapel last year. An investigation commissioned by the church after his ouster and completed by a law firm found that MacDonald had basically used HBC as his personal piggy bank.

From January 2016 through mid-February 2019, MacDonald’s spending included $170,851 on hunting and fishing trips; $139,502 on meals and entertainment; and over $94,000 for clothing and eyewear. The church maintained two private checking accounts that gave MacDonald $3.1 million during those three years.

But this is not the end of the story! MacDonald announced yesterday that he’s starting a home church network for those who want to skip the drama of large churches. Uh, yeah, RIGHT.

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BeachDem  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:19:06pm

re: #333 jaunte

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Grift Over Party

I will always refer to her as Ms. “I married the boss and then we donated big bucks and look at me now—I’M A SENATOR!!”

(probably tough day for poor little Kelly though, as she was a big Romney fan back in the day, but is now a huge Trump ass-kisser.)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:19:30pm

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Scalise is an ass but I wonder how he really feels about Trump turning the worst day of his life into a bizarre stream of consciousness rant.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:21:00pm
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stpaulbear  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:21:21pm

re: #291 makeitstop

Someone on Twitter dubbed it the ‘Steel Wheelchair’ tour. Heh.

Prop me up…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:23:01pm
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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:26:17pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:28:20pm

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

Heritage is only for people not over the fact they lost a war to protect slavery I guess.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:29:18pm
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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:29:47pm

No link to this story; it’s part of a WaPo compilation for today:

South Florida Democrats file bar complaint against Rep. Gaetz
The Miami-Dade Democratic Party has filed an official complaint with the Florida bar assocation against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), one of Trump’s staunchest allies.
The complaint hinges on Gaetz’s leading role in storming the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) where closed door depostions were held in October at the beginning of the House impeachment inquiry.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:36:31pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:36:56pm

re: #341 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Scalise is an ass but I wonder how he really feels about Trump turning the worst day of his life into a bizarre stream of consciousness rant.

Proud.

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Dave In Austin  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:37:15pm

This continues to amaze me…..

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:38:14pm

re: #351 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Proud.

That’s how he publicly feels but do you really think he likes Trump doing this? I mean fuck that guy- the David Duke without the baggage is bad enough but the way Trump creepily talks about the day he was shot is just well creepy as fuck eevn for Trump.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:39:30pm

re: #353 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

That’s how he publicly feels but do you really think he likes Trump doing this? I mean fuck that guy- the David Duke without the baggage is bad enough but the way Trump creepily talks about the day he was shot is just well creepy as fuck eevn for Trump.

Yes, I do.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:39:59pm
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Dread Pirate  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:40:26pm

re: #343 Backwoods_Sleuth

Humans should really try catnip.

Live PD detained some youths and they thought one had weed but he was smoking catnip. He said he liked the high.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:41:52pm

re: #354 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Yes, I do.

Fair enough. I hope you realize that was not a defense of the guy but more rather an observation of how fucking creepy Trump always has to be.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:43:16pm

re: #355 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The Vaxxers are why people in this country have got no business throwing shade on China.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:45:12pm

re: #352 Dave In Austin

This continues to amaze me…..

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Come on little buddy—I’ll catch it, we’ll kill it, then you tear it apart so we can eat it (?)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:47:30pm

re: #357 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Fair enough. I hope you realize that was not a defense of the guy but more rather an observation of how fucking creepy Trump always has to be.

I understand.

You’re just a good guy (which I’ve said multiple times). You’re optimistic where I see every every republican as a total piece of shit with zero - and I mean not one - redeeming factor.

Scalise got shot and was all like GUNS! FUCK YEAH! I’m sure he was proud.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:50:29pm

re: #359 Barefoot Grin

Come on little buddy—I’ll catch it, we’ll kill it, then you tear it apart so we can eat it (?)

The coyote’s behavior is very familiar to dog owners whose puppies want to play.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:50:54pm

re: #360 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I understand.

You’re just a good guy (which I’ve said multiple times). You’re optimistic where I see every every republican as a total piece of shit with zero - and I mean not one - redeeming factor.

Scalise got shot and was all like GUNS! FUCK YEAH! I’m sure he was proud.

It’s not so much optimism but more bewilderment at how anyone could not be creeped the hell out by something like that happenng and then for Trump to describe it as if it was like “Hey remember when I got drunk and did a really bad version of Living on a Prayer at karaoke.” It’s just creepy as shit and I would hope that even a fuckwad like Scalise would be weirded out by that. You ain’t wrong though. He did double down on his stupidity when it comes to guns.

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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:51:55pm

re: #361 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The coyote’s behavior is very familiar to dog owners whose puppies want to play.

Our half coyote/half Sheltie could have acted that role very convincingly!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:53:31pm

re: #363 retired cynic

Our half coyote/half Sheltie could have acted that role very convincingly!

Is that a rescue or did you have a dog that sneak out for a midnight trist?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:53:39pm

War in the wild north country: A giant (and I mean GIANT, as in, the size of a small bear) raccoon versus our outdoor kitteh. So far, it’s Cat 2, Raccoon 0.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:54:04pm

re: #361 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The coyote’s behavior is very familiar to dog owners whose puppies want to play.

Interesting. But I was reacting to the info that coyotes and badgers sometimes hunt together. They must have established their own roles.

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retired cynic  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:54:27pm

re: #365 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

War in the wild north country: A giant (and I mean GIANT, as in, the size of a small bear) raccoon versus our outdoor kitteh. So far, it’s Cat 2, Raccoon 0.

Kitties can lose that war!

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:54:36pm

re: #295 retired cynic

Democrats Have Successfully Implemented a 50-State Strategy
by Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly

A really inspiring article about a change in party fundraising that began before the 2018 midterms, and has really proven to be an engine. The DCCC is sending funds out to the candidates and doing less themselves, and that, along with ActBlue, is pushing money out to the grassroots.

I like hearing good things, and we need to have some hopeful stuff today!

edited to add the missing link!

I still like to see it expanded to an every seat strategy

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:55:25pm

My rescue, by the way, is a turd hunter extraordinaire.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:55:56pm
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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:58:39pm

re: #314 BeachDem

And Jennifer Rubin goes after not only Republicans, but the media:

He appeared unhinged, angry and resentful in what was billed as a speech but amounted to a disjointed stream of consciousness…

Throughout the appearance, Trump seethed with resentment, resorting to vulgarity (“It was all bullshit,” he said of impeachment) and insisting (sorry, Sen. Collins) that he did nothing wrong. Fury and vindictiveness oozed from every pore. Seeing the commander in chief in full rage-mode, plainly willing — and eager, even — to wreck vengeance on his critics should be deeply disturbing, particularly to the party that just rationalized acquitting him…

And yet, after this eye-popping performance, you will see mildly worded headlines describing Trump as holding a “celebration” for his acquittal. The effort to cast Trump in a setting of normalcy seems unabated, no matter how inappropriate to the events playing out before our eyes

It is incumbent on the media to inform the public when the president behaves in such an aberrant manner. Indeed, it misleads readers and viewers to cast the event as an innocuous “celebration.” The media have struggled to appear “balanced” and objective in an era in which the president behaves in shocking and unprecedented ways. They need to find a language to convey vividly the unhinged anger and obsession with retribution that Trump occasionally unleashes in public.

washingtonpost.com

As I’ve been saying if you don’t report it accurately you are not doing journalism or reporting. You are creating fiction actually lying and creating truly fake news

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 4:59:58pm

Ha, they’re calling Trump’s shit fit today the “Pettysburg Address.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:03:00pm

re: #372 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Ha, they’re calling Trump’s shit fit today the “Pettysburg Address.”

I love it!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:03:27pm
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jaunte  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:09:45pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:11:47pm

We will have to rely on the foreign media for accurate reporting.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:13:05pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:14:27pm
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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:17:47pm

re: #378 The Pie Overlord!

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But at the trial, it was clearly the Republicans who were triumphant in the debasement sweepstakes. Jeff Flake, the former Republican senator from Arizona, revealed the degree to which his party members were terrorized by what boss Trump might do to them if they spoke their minds. If there were secret ballots, he said, at least 35 Republican senators would have voted to convict. Such a number would have been enough to remove him from office

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:18:23pm

re: #377 Backwoods_Sleuth

Funny, I didn’t see Don Jr giving Obama any credit when he got Bin Laden but I get it, Don Jr is a pathetic dipshit so desperate for daddy’s approval. PS, Don Jr, you’re not ever going to be President because you’re somehow stupider than your father which I have to admit is quite an accomplishment.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:19:02pm

re: #379 #thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)

Flake thinks that reflects well on his former colleagues. It does not and it’s exactly why they should all be out of jobs.

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Dread Pirate  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:19:36pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:19:54pm

re: #380 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Funny, I didn’t see Don Jr giving Obama any credit when he got Bin Laden but I get it, Don Jr is a pathetic dipshit so desperate for daddy’s approval. PS, Don Jr, you’re not ever going to be President because you’re somehow stupider than your father which I have to admit is quite an accomplishment.

Stupidity is no bar to the GOP presidential nomination. In fact, it’s now one of the qualifications.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:21:16pm

Some good news

“The roughly four dozen most endangered House Democratic incumbents raised a collective $28.5 million in the last three months of 2019, a staggering total that is nearly twice the sum of all of their Republican challengers combined.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:21:31pm

re: #382 Dread Pirate

Heckuva job Matty.

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goddamnedfrank  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:22:07pm
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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:22:47pm

re: #382 Dread Pirate

More wingnut bullcrap about the Mango Moron having a copy of his lies torn up being a crime.

Lese-majeste is not a crime in US law, or in the law of any state.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:22:49pm

re: #383 EPR-radar

Stupidity is no bar to the GOP presidential nomination. In fact, it’s now one of the qualifications.

True but I still think he’s not going anywhere near the presidency.

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#thegreatpoolpondconversion (dangerman)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:24:16pm

re: #381 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Flake thinks that reflects well on his former colleagues. It does not and it’s exactly why they should all be out of jobs.

Profiles in discourage

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EPR-radar  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:25:41pm

re: #388 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

True but I still think he’s not going anywhere near the presidency.

I agree on that point. Don Jr’s fatal flaw is that even Republicans see him as totally and intrinsically worthless. The Salacious Crumb to Trump’s Jabba the Hutt.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:27:49pm

re: #390 EPR-radar

I agree on that point. Don Jr’s fatal flaw is that even Republicans see him as totally and intrinsically worthless. The Salacious Crumb to Trump’s Jabba the Hutt.

Yeah I don’t think anyone actually likes him. He’s just the boss’s kid who is only where he is for that reason. Even his dad doesn’t like him taht much.

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Citizen K  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:28:04pm

re: #386 goddamnedfrank

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Yes, it’s incrementalism that kills. Right. Because apparently all change and progress must happen all at once or else it’s invalid and just for show,

Not like we’re dealing with an electorate that keeps anyone who actually tries to push progressive goals forward on the tightest of goddamn leashes and pulls screaming toward the right at the first sign of not even trouble, but not fixing problems left to said fixers fast enough…

Again, this “burn it all down” shit presumes you’ll be capable of building atop the ashes of what was, rather than just being left with ashes.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:28:28pm

re: #352 Dave In Austin

This continues to amaze me…..

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And it was captured in the Santa Cruz Mountains, near here!

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Charles Johnson  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:28:54pm
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plansbandc  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:29:00pm

re: #372 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Perfect!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:29:52pm

re: #394 Charles Johnson

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Tippi Hedren must have moved into the neighborhood. That worked out rather badly for Bodega Bay……

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:30:27pm

re: #395 plansbandc

Perfect!

Isn’t it?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:33:31pm

re: #392 Citizen K

Yes, it’s incrementalism that kills. Right. Because apparently all change and progress must happen all at once or else it’s invalid and just for show,

Not like we’re dealing with an electorate that keeps anyone who actually tries to push progressive goals forward on the tightest of goddamn leashes and pulls screaming toward the right at the first sign of not even trouble, but not fixing problems left to said fixers fast enough…

Again, this “burn it all down” shit presumes you’ll be capable of building atop the ashes of what was, rather than just being left with ashes.

Do the dummies who are still Bernie or bust know that if Bernie ever gets elected he’s going to need Democratic support? God I could almost get Bernie if he was just super idealistic but he’s really not A) and B) he inspires this only I can do it bullshit. We expanded protections for LGBT people today in Richmond with probably the most moderate minded Democratic governor we’ve had since I started voting but we did it ebcause we got a legislative majority. That’s something the Bernouts need to think about rather than trying to make a guy who turns 80 years old next year into a standard bearer.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:34:02pm
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gwangung  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:34:55pm

re: #398 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Do the dummies who are still Bernie or bust know that if Bernie ever gets elected he’s going to need Democratic support? God I could almost get Bernie if he was just super idealistic but he’s really not A) and B) he inspires this only I can do it bullshit. We expanded protections for LGBT people today in Richmond with probably the most moderate minded Democratic governor we’ve had since I started voting but we did it ebcause we got a legislative majority. That’s something the Bernouts need to think about rather than trying to make a guy who turns 80 years old next year into a standard bearer.

Sanders supporters are the least well equipped faction to persuade and energize low information and fence sitting voters.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:35:07pm

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

The technical term is “not guilty”, and it just means that the court refused to convict - whether due to lack of evidence, hung jury, or in this case, because they’re a bunch of corrupt partisan assholes who would acquit Hitler if he was a Republican. Doesn’t mean he didn’t do it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:36:19pm

re: #400 gwangung

Sanders supporters are the least well equipped faction to persuade and energize low information and fence sitting voters.

They make me feel like a moderate and I was a teenaged Kucinich supporter FFS. I regret that of course but they make me feel like a moderate and I hate feeling that way because I’m not.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:37:27pm

re: #401 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The technical term is “not guilty”, and it just means that the court refused to convict - whether due to lack of evidence, hung jury, or in this case, because they’re a bunch of corrupt partisan assholes who would acquit Hitler if he was a Republican. Doesn’t mean he didn’t do it.

Susan Collins would say she disqualifies of Herr Hitler’s harsh words about the Jewish people stabbing the German people in the back but aren’t the Social Democrats just as bad for pointing out that Jews served honorably in the war?

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uriel  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:52:37pm

re: #386 goddamnedfrank

She’s not all that politically savvy, if she’s going back to this well after everything that’s happened:

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makeitstop  Feb 6, 2020 • 5:57:28pm

re: #394 Charles Johnson

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Gigantic Murder is my next band name.

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The Pie Overlord!  Feb 6, 2020 • 6:02:32pm

Google: Barack Obama, Lyndon B. Johnson, Franklin D. Roosevelt & Harry S Truman

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Anymouse 🌹🎃  Feb 6, 2020 • 6:11:24pm

re: #404 uriel

She’s not all that politically savvy, if she’s going back to this well after everything that’s happened:

She’s not an American.

That’s foreign rodent-copulation right there.

Ask her how Brexit’s doing.

If you look at her bio, you’ll note you can buy her nude pictures from her Website.

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eharris  Feb 7, 2020 • 5:23:45am

re: #164 EPR-radar

I’m convinced that today’s NYT if sent back in time to Weimar Germany would have both-sidered every step in the Nazis’ rise to power.

New York Times
April 4, 1933

“it may be fair to Hitler himself to say that in all probability he did not himself sanction either the violence directed towards the Jews or the boycott plans. His anti-Semitism is understood to have been mainly rhetorical.”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 7, 2020 • 6:04:43am

re: #356 Dread Pirate

Live PD detained some youths and they thought one had weed but he was smoking catnip. He said he liked the high.

MOAR CATNIP!
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Feb 7, 2020 • 6:05:38am

re: #359 Barefoot Grin

Come on little buddy—I’ll catch it, we’ll kill it, then you tear it apart so we can eat it (?)

Might also be the badger digging out the ground squirrel and the coyote standing by to help catch it when it makes a run for it.


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