Colbert at Home: Trump Sics Military on Peaceful Protesters and Clergy to Make Way for Bible Photo Op

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On Monday, the President of the United States ordered military police to fire on peaceful demonstrators assembled outside the White House, including church clergy members, so he could walk to St. John’s Church to pose with a Bible for the most bizarre and pointless photo op of this presidency to date. #Colbert #StephenAtHome #Monologue

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:28:45am

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:30:29am
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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:31:18am

AHAHAHAHAAAAAAAHAAAAHHHHHAAA!!!!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:31:30am

re: #2 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Trump pushed the National Enquirer to investigate the Joe Scarborough intern murder conspiracy theory. But the tabloid couldn’t find any proof it was true.

Ergo: Soros must have infiltrated the National Enquirer…

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:31:37am

Among the things I never thought I’d live to see: a Black Lives Matter protest in Yorba Linda (my “home town”).

The diverse crowd swelled near Main Street and began marching toward Imperial Highway, chanting “What’s his name? George Floyd!”

Their signs read “Black Lives Matter,” “Enough is Enough,” “I Can’t Breathe” and “Who polices the police?”

Passing motorists on Imperial Highway honked their horns in support as protesters cheered in response. A California Highway Patrol vehicle monitored the demonstration.

For those wondering, that’s about 2 or 3 blocks from the Nixon Library/Birthplace/Burial Site.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:33:20am

Man, how far down the rabbit hole are we when the fucking National Enquirer is actually showing some journalistic integrity?

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Dread Pirate  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:34:15am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:34:21am

re: #6 Eclectic Cyborg

Man, how far down the rabbit hole are we when the fucking National Enquirer is actually showing some journalistic integrity?

I would like to see it as a sign that they are already preparing for life after Trump.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:38:06am
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Dread Pirate  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:38:35am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:38:47am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:40:49am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:44:14am

re: #11 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

10AM CDT Update: Tropical Storm Cristobal is forecast to move toward the northern Gulf into the weekend. Regardless of the track or intensity, heavy rainfall is possible. In addition, there is a possible risk of some coastal flooding. Stay weather aware

Get out the sharpie and send it to a Blue State!

Meanwhile, here on the Rhine, weather radar says that the next big batch of thunderstorms is bearing right down on us and will hit us in about an hour.

(I am about halfway between Frankfurt and Koblenz, right where the squiggly white line (the Rhine) tangents the squiggly black line (border between Hesse and Rineland-Palatinate)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:44:53am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:47:08am

re: #10 Dread Pirate

Great protest idea. However, social distancing is certainly a problem.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:47:58am

re: #15 Eclectic Cyborg

Great protest idea. However, social distancing is certainly a problem.

better six feet apart than six feet under…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:48:43am

re: #12 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

So apparently DeSantis thinks the virus only exists inside?

//

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:48:57am
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Jay C  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:50:26am

From last thread (re Jon McNaughton’s imbecilic ripoff of Goya’s “Third of May 1808”):

re: #350 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

350 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))
Jun 3, 2020 • 9:28:31amreplyquote

re: #348 John Hughes

So he views the protesters as patriotic martyrs being killed by foreign invaders. How odd

He knows that is an image that his target audience will just lap right up.

Actually, I see the iconography of McNaughton’s cartoon* as being the opposite: “ordinary Americans” as the “patriotic” martyrs -note the MAGA cap on the central figure** - being killed by domestic “enemies” : the black-clad “anarchist” boogeymen Trump and his creatures have tried to blame-shift anything and everything onto. Still stupid, though….

*”Cartoon” because, IMO, that’s basically what it is. Despite Jon McNaughton’s decent grasp of technique (and ready familiarity with much “classic” iconography), most of his pictures are fundamentally oil-on-canvas versions of hackneyed right-wing political cartoons. Attempts to “elevate” unserious snark to the level of “serious” art. Which usually fail.

**Pace Calochortus, I see the middle figure more as “dark-skinned Indo/Pakistani” than “black”. Maybe it’s the ball cap, but he looks like guys I see behind the counter in nearly every bodega/convenience store in NY…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:50:44am

re: #18 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

You should keep running this very angle. That’s going to work very well for you.

Just an attempt to garner attention by claiming something outrageous

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:52:33am

re: #19 Jay C

From last thread (re Jon McNaughton’s imbecilic ripoff of Goya’s “Third of May 1808”):

Actually, I see the iconography of McNaughton’s cartoon* as being the opposite: the “ordinary Americans” - as the “patriotic” martyrs -note the MAGA cap on the central figure** - being killed by domestic “enemies” : the black-clad “anarchist” boogeymen Trump and his creatures have tried to blame-shift anything and everything onto. Still stupid, though….

domestic enemies, but not REAL Americans

and yes, this is just a few technical steps removed from a Ben Garrison cartoon

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calochortus  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:54:29am

re: #19 Jay C

**Pace Calochortus, I see the middle figure more as “dark-skinned Indo/Pakistani” than “black”. Maybe it’s the ball cap, but he looks like guys I see behind the counter in nearly every bodega/convenience store in NY…

You’re probably right. I wasn’t really looking at the detail.
If in fact, the central figure is a Trumpster of color being murdered by shadowy figures, this makes even less sense than I thought.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:54:40am

re: #18 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:54:58am

re: #17 Eclectic Cyborg

So apparently DeSantis thinks the virus only exists inside?

//

The latest studies show that the virus disperses faster outside.thehill.com

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:56:14am

This looks good. Based on the famous novel “Japan Sinks” (日本沈没, Nihon Chinbotsu) by Sakyo Komatsu.

Two live-action films have already been made, one in 1975 and the other in 2006 (never seen the ‘75 version). This is the first anime to be made of it.

Premiers on Netflix on 9 July.

Japan Sinks: 2020 | Official Trailer | Netflix

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:56:41am

The projection is strong with this asshat.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:57:15am

re: #18 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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errol thinks he speaks for the entire ‘black community’

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steve_davis  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:58:16am

re: #3 Allow me to light that for you…

AHAHAHAHAAAAAAAHAAAAHHHHHAAA!!!!

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basically, this guy is 3 years older than I (yes, that’s the right pronoun, you scaly bastards!), and looks like he’s spent the last 20 years being tied behind a horse and dragged. This doesn’t give me a lot of confidence about marriage being a stable institution!

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Jay C  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:58:19am

re: #22 calochortus

You’re probably right. I wasn’t really looking at the detail.
If in fact, the central figure is a Trumpster of color being murdered by shadowy figures, this makes even less sense than I thought.

Inorite?
Maybe we should re-classify McNaughton among the Surrealists.

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:58:45am

re: #3 Allow me to light that for you…

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Dread Pirate  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:59:10am

LOL, there’s a single white protester in Walnut Creek across from City Hall. He’s protesting the Covid-19 shutdown.

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calochortus  Jun 3, 2020 • 9:59:57am

re: #24 Hecuba’s daughter

The latest studies show that the virus disperses faster outside.thehill.com

In fact, I just heard someone on NPR saying she had been following results of some of the Memorial Day gatherings and either people weren’t being tested adequately, or they weren’t big spreading events. Possibly because they were outdoors.

In a related vein, I’ve been following the cases in Butte County, CA following a Mothers’ Day church service and while Butte Co. has not said they’ve linked the majority of cases to that service, there was a bump in the cases a week or two afterwards which now seems to be easing off. There does not appear to be a similar increase in cases in the surrounding counties.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:00:30am

re: #28 steve_davis

basically, this guy is 3 years older than I (yes, that’s the right pronoun, you scaly bastards!), and looks like he’s spent the last 20 years being tied behind a horse and dragged. This doesn’t give me a lot of confidence about marriage being a stable institution!

It’s not marriage that made hannity ugly, it’s the constant lying about everything the right wing hates (even the stuff they used to love).

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:00:58am

re: #29 Jay C

Pornographers, not Surrealists.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:01:31am

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:02:14am

re: #18 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:02:34am

re: #35 The Pie Overlord!

Caught engaging in voter fraud.

My shocked face. He thought it easy to do? No one would notice?

Fuck Trump.

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Teukka  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:02:36am

Sanity break:

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:03:01am

No comment necessary. This says it all.

American Gods Ep2 - Anansi speech “That the story of black people in America!”

From American Gods, Season 1, Episode 2.

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calochortus  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:03:02am

re: #28 steve_davis

basically, this guy is 3 years older than I (yes, that’s the right pronoun, you scaly bastards!), and looks like he’s spent the last 20 years being tied behind a horse and dragged. This doesn’t give me a lot of confidence about marriage being a stable institution!

I would think being dragged behind a horse would mean marriage is, in fact, an institution related to stables

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:03:10am
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William Lewis  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:04:08am

Oh, god, this is funny…

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calochortus  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:04:23am

re: #31 Dread Pirate

LOL, there’s a single white protester in Walnut Creek across from City Hall. He’s protesting the Covid-19 shutdown.

At least he’s socially distancing then. I hope he has a hat and plenty of water. It’s gonna be hot.

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KingKenrod  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:04:36am

re: #30 lawhawk

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I wonder how much $$$ Mrs. Hannity will get in the settlement to keep her lip zipped.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:05:58am

re: #28 steve_davis

basically, this guy is 3 years older than I (yes, that’s the right pronoun, you scaly bastards)

So you would also say “This guy is three years older than she”?

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:06:21am

Well this is weird. Someone created a Twitter account that does nothing but repeat the content of Trump’s Tweets wfw to see how long it takes to get suspended.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:06:22am

So like 20 years ago I wanted to go back to school and I wanted to start RIGHT NOW but it was in the middle of a regular semester. An ex cop co-worker told me about this school that a lot of cops go to and it has irregular semester classes called Mount Senario college. So I signed up and took a few classes to get my beak wet. This was basically a diploma mill. My classes filled with cops and no kind of rigorous study. They basically show up, get the credits. Needless to say I was disappointed as I was preparing for an engineering degree and I learned nothing. They lost accreditation shortly after my time was up. But I remember thinking in class, this is corrupt and everyone here knows it.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:11:12am

Well we just had a violent thunderstorm go through here. I thought I lost my downspout but thankfully it is still there.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:12:26am

re: #3 Allow me to light that for you…

Hannity is probably trying to protect his assets for when justice rolls around for individual #3.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:13:19am

re: #45 Belafon

So you would also say “This guy is three years older than she”?

That is grammatically correct English although at least 50 years behind in usage.

Whom do you love?

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BeenHereAwhile  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:15:55am

re: #8 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

re: #6 Eclectic Cyborg

Q: Man, how far down the rabbit hole are we when the fucking National Enquirer is actually showing some journalistic integrity?

A: I would like to see it as a sign that they are already preparing for life after Trump.

Rick Wilson has a twitter thread on this:

e.g: @TheRickWilson: 3/Phase IV will be when their [lobbying] firm leaks a client memo outlining how they were a firm that led their clients away from the damage of Trump.

Lobbyists smell danger like herd animals on the African plain., and they’re scared
now, their nostrils wide to the scent of predators.

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calochortus  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:16:05am

I’d best do what needs to be done before it gets any hotter here.

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retired cynic  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:16:48am

re: #45 Belafon

So you would also say “This guy is three years older than she”?

Yes. “This guy is three years older than she is.”

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steve_davis  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:17:14am

re: #40 calochortus

I would think being dragged behind a horse would mean marriage is, in fact, an institution related to stables

oh, touche. a palpable touche.

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steve_davis  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:20:37am

re: #45 Belafon

So you would also say “This guy is three years older than she”?

yes you would! the verb is unstated at the end, but it’s still there for grammar purposes.

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Teukka  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:20:49am

Stockholm, Sweden: 1000’s protest US police brutality:
svd.se

Helsinki, Finland: Around 3000 protest US police brutality (had to be cut short due to risk of CoViD-19 spread):
yle.fi

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:20:56am

Ya think

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retired cynic  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:21:49am

re: #57 Teddy’s Person

Ya think

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Good. Suck it. Pardon my French!

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steve_davis  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:21:51am

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

That is grammatically correct English although at least 50 years behind in usage.

Whom do you love?

oh it is not! Don’t you dare go sassing my impregnable….errr….unimpregnatable….grammar.

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Teukka  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:22:17am

re: #57 Teddy’s Person

Ya think

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Giphy

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:23:45am

Just posted this, because the ACLU released a montage video of all the instances where cops turned away from arresting rioters, looters, arsonists …

… to instead shoot, gas & beat journalists.

They’ve been told the press is the “Enemies of the People.” So they’re beating, gassing and shooting them.
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:25:20am

re: #40 calochortus

I would think being dragged behind a horse would mean marriage is, in fact, an institution related to stables

Some people like stable relationships.

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Teukka  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:26:25am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:27:18am

With the nation in turmoil, it’s really hard to see how Trump turns this thing around. He seems incapable of doing anything other than grandstand for his base of deplorables.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:27:21am

re: #48 PhillyPretzel

Well we just had a violent thunderstorm go through here. I thought I lost my downspout but thankfully it is still there.

Had a lot of strong wind with it. Cats and I were watching it though the window for a while.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:28:00am

re: #57 Teddy’s Person

Ya think

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Trump probably had a Depends-filling temper tantrum.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:28:08am

This is the next stage in dictatorship.

First, the courts. Which Moscow Mitch is obediently doing.

Then the nepotism & corruption to make sure the Right People are onboard.

Then identifying a hated minority as the enemy. See: “Antifa”

Then move against what remains of the free press.

With the press out of the way, the regime can then proceed with impunity, because the vast mass of the public will never hear of their crimes, or their crimes will be framed as “protecting the people” by their propaganda outfits.

YouTube

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:28:22am

re: #57 Teddy’s Person

Ya think

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It was the sort of waffling and spineless revealing remark that is received poorly everywhere.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:28:55am

re: #63 Teukka

And of course DT will say that the state, FL in this case got it wrong. He will say that The Washington Post got the story wrong because they are “losers.”

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BeenHereAwhile  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:29:36am

re: #24 Hecuba’s daughter

The latest studies show that the virus disperses faster outside.thehill.com

My lesson in real time potential transmission of exhaled virus bodies:

Pulled into a grocery store parking space, and had my front PS window down. I don’t smoke and don’t allow smoking in my car.

While putting on my gloves, I suddenly tasted cigarette smoke.

(Didn’t have my mask on yet, but don’t think anything less than a N95 would have
made much difference.)

Looked over to the right and the guy in the car to my right, 10 - 15 ft away, was smoking a cigarette with his DS window down.

He wasn’t blowing huge clouds of smoke, just the usual inhalation & exhalation.

FUCK!!

Lesson learned.

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:30:19am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:32:15am

re: #35 The Pie Overlord!

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:32:38am

The hits just keep on a-comin’

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:34:31am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:35:28am

re: #73 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

The hits just keep on a-comin’

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Will this FINALLY bring the Press Corpse to its senses and turn on Trump and the RepubliKKKlan Party?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:36:22am

re: #75 Joe Bacon 🌹

Personally I hope so.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:36:24am

re: #71 DodgerFan1988

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danarchy  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:36:51am

Philadelphia apparently has a problem with people taking advantage of the police being distracted by protests to blow up ATMs. Hope that doesn’t get exported to other cities.

philadelphia.cbslocal.com

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Teukka  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:38:53am

re: #71 DodgerFan1988

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This comment…
*rolls on floor laughing*
“Karens and Susans are not dumb. They are just UNLUCKY when it comes to thinking!”

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:39:07am

re: #55 steve_davis

yes you would! the verb is unstated at the end, but it’s still there for grammar purposes.

I always hated grammar, and sucked at sentence diagrams, though I am really fascinated from a machine learning point of view of how people hear and accept certain patterns of speech. Like I hear absolutely nothing wrong with ending your sentence with “me” because implying a verb seems complicated.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:42:35am

re: #74 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

AP write up

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:43:11am

re: #81 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Replaced by rentacops from Blackwater or the BOP who have no qualms about beating on protesters?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:43:20am

This comes from NBC10 in Philly. The Nat’l Guard could leave Philly but we will still have the curfew. nbcphiladelphia.com

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Citizen K  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:46:35am

Yeah, fuck you too, Governor.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:48:28am

re: #14 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Everybody has at least a few little things that drive them pedantic. “Free reign” instead of “free rein” is one of them. (Although that one is really easy to typo or get auto-incorrected.)
Using “affect” and “effect” incorrectly also gets to me a little bit.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:49:12am

re: #73 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

The hits just keep on a-comin’

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This reminds me of those famous TV news shows from the late 1960’s:

BEAT THE PRESS
MACE THE NATION

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:50:08am

re: #85 Jebediah, RBG

Everybody has at least a few little things that drive them pedantic. “Free reign” instead of “free rein” is one of them. (Although that one is really easy to typo or get auto-incorrected.)
Using “affect” and “effect” incorrectly also gets to me a little bit.

Marshall Law”. 😡

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Teukka  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:51:19am

re: #87 Dr Lizardo

Marshall Law”. 😡

“Martian Law”

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:51:43am

re: #87 Dr Lizardo

Getting amped about that one, eh?

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Dread Pirate  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:52:57am
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:53:23am

re: #89 lawhawk

I see that and my teeth are on edge. One of the funniest typos I remember seeing was “marital law”. LOL

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:53:39am
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:56:31am

re: #85 Jebediah, RBG

/E6x7igHzJaKTKlKRjcT+59tHC/GLcYD/MsXdbQedPRyN9WYQhBMiCkEBRQnynfp/fdvFOPmJxCuMeNzCERJLz0lcKpuOLGRLDD0sXYJRJs=

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:56:57am

re: #74 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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wait em out
then hit the streets again

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:58:00am

re: #90 Dread Pirate

“I can’t be tough on blacks so I’ll be tough on Chinese.” - Trump

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:58:08am

re: #80 Belafon

I always hated grammar, and sucked at sentence diagrams, though I am really fascinated from a machine learning point of view of how people hear and accept certain patterns of speech. Like I hear absolutely nothing wrong with ending your sentence with “me” because implying a verb seems complicated.

i loved my grammar
she baked cookies

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:58:39am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 10:59:05am

re: #84 Citizen K

Yeah, fuck you too, Governor.

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someone needs to explain to the ‘governor’ that there’s only one president at a time

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:00:02am

re: #90 Dread Pirate

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6 months late and still 13 more days to sneak in under the wire

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:00:06am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:00:32am

re: #91 Dr Lizardo

I see that and my teeth are on edge. One of the funniest typos I remember seeing was “marital law”. LOL

we have that in my house
whatever she says, goes.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:00:50am

re: #88 Teukka

“Martian Law”

Mute point

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:01:31am

re: #75 Joe Bacon 🌹

Will this FINALLY bring the Press Corpse to its senses and turn on Trump and the RepubliKKKlan Party?

Something about having tanks in the streets, mass unemployment, and a raging pandemic *does* tend to focus the mind on covering more than just “Har-dee-har, didja see what Trump said today on Twitter! Gobble gobble gobble …”

It was fast-food news. Easy. Required no investigation, no spending, no extra staff. Just: click on Twitter, here’s a story that will fill today’s 5 p.m. timeslot.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:01:32am
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Eventual Carrion  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:02:02am

re: #96 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

i loved my grammar
she baked cookies

Tall House?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:02:24am

re: #105 Eventual Carrion

Tall House?

+1

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:04:37am

re: #93 PhillyPretzel

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:04:38am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:05:36am

re: #95 Belafon

“I can’t be tough on blacks so I’ll be tough on Chinese.” - Trump

He seems to think this alternate bullying/bootlicking behavior towards the Chinese leadership is going to get him some nice deal.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:05:40am

re: #101 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

we have that in my house
whatever she says, goes.

Years ago, when I was still married, my ex asked me to throw away a plant that was pretty much dead. She couldn’t find the words “throw out”, so what she asked me was, “Honey, could you please take this plant and liquidate it for me?”

I burst into laughter and then explained to her that for a lot of English speakers, “liquidate” is a euphemism for “kill”.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:06:53am

re: #107 Jebediah, RBG

nxCEfhM1yyNUE5IHmdtb5ogf3qqpDXgcIknDfeHj0D9TzR/U63nDc09NRkvsXIGeNef8usNOcZy6vWsJL1akN/HZZnr2ZpzlXn3PPY+G14Dy0sbIeBQCUUgvppMkki00VvHrgKLzj3oLEluPRs1GMQfwpk/Gch6qBsWUddd80u4VjvLy1j3Xvw==

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makeitstop  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:07:22am

re: #102 Eventual Carrion

Mute point

Irregardless

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:07:31am

re: #98 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

someone needs to explain to the ‘governor’ that there’s only one president at a time

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Jackass. He’s not doing the dignity of the office any great favor. And a nice fat dogwhistle tossed in as well.

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Citizen K  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:07:36am

It does my heart good to see just how quickly and thoroughly co-opted and hijacked both the #WhiteLivesMatter and #BlueLIvesMatter tags have been. My personal contribution:

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:08:13am

SUCK IT, BERNERS.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:08:52am

re: #112 makeitstop

Irregardless

“President Trump”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:08:53am

re: #85 Jebediah, RBG

Everybody has at least a few little things that drive them pedantic. “Free reign” instead of “free rein” is one of them. (Although that one is really easy to typo or get auto-incorrected.)
Using “affect” and “effect” incorrectly also gets to me a little bit.

“Just between you and I”

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:09:16am

re: #109 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

He seems to think this alternate bullying/bootlicking behavior towards the Chinese leadership is going to get him some nice deal.

It just reminds everyone that his travel ban didn’t actually ban travel.

Why now ban Chinese airlines, if they were already banned as part of his supposed covid19 response?

The reality is that there are a bunch of airlines flying NY-Beijing right now, and Air China is just one. With all the code sharing, have fun trying to stop them from flying without taking out other countries’ airlines too.

But it is also about demand, and right now there isn’t any - not with quarantines seemingly required on both ends (although how enforced they are entering the US is an open question). You’d have to quarantine yourself for longer than many people would otherwise stay there, and then quarantine after the return flight.

Not that Trump gives a shit about the specifics. He just needs to bluster with bulkshit.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:09:26am
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:09:44am

re: #113 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Jackass. He’s not doing the dignity of the office any great favor. And a nice fat dogwhistle tossed in as well.

what a great look it would be if the only choice for the RNC was WV

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:10:23am

re: #87 Dr Lizardo

Marshall Law”. 😡

Yeesh! That one too! (Unless you live in a society that uses loud guitar amps to settle legal disputes)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:10:35am

re: #115 The Pie Overlord!

SUCK IT, BERNERS.

Now the waiting game for VP. I’m hoping for Harris but there are a lot of great women that are being looked at so I think I’m going to be happy with the decision either way and I trust Biden who was sinking Bork’s SCOTUS nomination when I was in diapers to make a good decision here. This is an important decision but I trust Biden and his team 100%.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:10:44am

re: #115 The Pie Overlord!

SUCK IT, BERNERS.

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What, no Iron Man-ish repulsor ray from Biden’s hand as he sends the Berners into obscurity?
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:10:47am

re: #121 Jebediah, RBG

lol

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:10:49am

re: #84 Citizen K

Yeah, fuck you too, Governor.

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“White presidents only”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:10:54am

Heard a new single from The Palindromes;

“If I had a Hi-Fi”

B side:

“Avid Diva”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:11:17am

My favorite is “Shakira law,” to which I responded, “Yeah, they’ll make us dance to their wicked tune.”

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:11:25am

re: #111 PhillyPretzel

SqM+u1OBh82n0Ka71LywppesI0SNkO+T

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Citizen K  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:12:14am

re: #125 NO SMOCKING GUN!

“White presidents only”

Reminder that Jim Justice party switched too once he became governor. Because, you know, opportunism.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:12:43am

re: #127 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

My favorite is “Shakira law,” to which I responded, “Yeah, they’ll make us dance to their wicked tune.”

I’m fond of the Billboard hit, My Shariah.

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makeitstop  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:12:57am

re: #121 Jebediah, RBG

Yeesh! That one too! (Unless you live in a society that uses loud guitar amps to settle legal disputes)

I’m all in for that! :)

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:13:29am

re: #119 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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i believe this is called laundering

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:13:33am

re: #129 Citizen K

Reminder that Jim Justice party switched too once he became governor. Because, you know, opportunism.

He’s actually being primaried. I dunno anything about his opponents but Justice is awful. He looks and acts like a 19th century robber barron.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:14:03am

re: #132 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

i believe this is called laundering

More like whitewashing

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makeitstop  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:14:47am

re: #130 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m fond of the Billboard hit, My Shariah.

Fun (well maybe not so much) fact: Pammy Geller actually did a music video for ‘My Sharia.’ It’s every bit as horrible as you can imagine.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:15:14am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:15:18am

West Virginia can’t wait to host the GOP KKKonvention!

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:15:42am

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

More like whitewashing

damn! yes

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:15:55am

re: #135 makeitstop

Fun (well maybe not so much) fact: Pammy Geller actually did a music video for ‘My Sharia.’ It’s every bit as horrible as you can imagine.

It sounds worse than Palin doing Baby Got Back and I’ve done Baby Got Back myself at karaoke before.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:16:05am

re: #133 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He’s actually being primaried. I dunno anything about his opponents but Justice is awful. He looks and acts like a 19th century robber barron.

Because he is a 21st century robber baron.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:16:19am

re: #127 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

My favorite is “Shakira law,” to which I responded, “Yeah, they’ll make us dance to their wicked tune.”

“I’m sorry sir, that’s what the statement said and as we all know, hips don’t lie.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:18:36am

False alarm on the rain, it just dissipated and blew past us - again

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:18:40am

re: #140 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Because he is a 21st century robber baron.

Out of central casting as Trump might say.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:18:47am

re: #141 Eclectic Cyborg

“I’m sorry sir, that’s what the statement said and as we all know, hips don’t lie.”

Those certainly don’t. (I’m old but not dead.)

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gocart mozart  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:19:21am
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:20:32am

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

That is what happened to Philly the other day. I thought we were going to get it and all we got was clouds and a breeze. Today we got dumped on. It is sunny now. We may get some pop-up showers later with the heat.

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sagehen  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:20:35am

re: #88 Teukka

“Martian Law”

Does that mean Matt Damon makes all the decisions? Being as he’s the only voter, the only candidate, and the only cabinet appointee?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:20:54am

re: #90 Dread Pirate

This is Chinese state media whining about the fact that they can no longer fly into the US because they have refused Delta and United carriage back into China.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:22:08am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:22:40am

re: #147 sagehen

Does that mean Matt Damon makes all the decisions? Being as he’s the only voter, the only candidate, and the only cabinet appointee?

Marshall Law

Means that Wyatt Earp will be taking charge

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:22:54am

Been said before, but it bears repeating.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:23:17am
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sagehen  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:23:41am

re: #114 Citizen K

It does my heart good to see just how quickly and thoroughly co-opted and hijacked both the #WhiteLivesMatter and #BlueLIvesMatter tags have been. My personal contribution:

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how many smurfs in the thread? how many Dr Manhattan?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:24:30am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:24:46am

re: #152 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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I quit Nextdoor when people flooded my post with the N word and nothing was done to silence those assholes.

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Citizen K  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:25:56am

re: #153 sagehen

how many surfs in the thread? how many Dr Manhattan?

I saw a good handful of Smurfs posts. No Dr. Manhattans but I only briefly glimpsed.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:27:25am

Some asshole killed a pregnant elephant by putting fireworks in a pineapple and feeding it to her and I’m sitting here crying my eyes out.

People suck, man.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:28:06am
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:28:30am

re: #157 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That is sick. I am upset too.

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William Lewis  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:28:50am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Marshall Law

Means that Wyatt Earp will be taking charge

Naw, Matt Dillon… ;)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:29:20am
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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:29:39am

re: #131 makeitstop

I’m all in for that! :)

I’d be sunk, my Marshall is one single tiny watt.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:31:13am

re: #161 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Right wingers for years have saying for years that it should be acceptable to drive into political rallies that they don’t like. Imagine if we talked that way about gun nuts or anti abortion nutcases.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:31:35am

re: #158 Amory Blaine

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“Can’t be wrong….”

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Teukka  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:32:08am

re: #151 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

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Been said before, but it bears repeating.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:32:18am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Marshall Law

Means that Wyatt Earp will be taking charge

Hugh O’Brian was cool as Wyatt Earp. Nice guy too.

WYATT EARP THEME SONG.wmv

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Thanos  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:32:37am

If Biden wins I predict a huge “if you resigned due to Trump” recruiting effort.

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William Lewis  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:33:32am

re: #157 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Some asshole killed a pregnant elephant by putting fireworks in a pineapple and feeding it to her and I’m sitting here crying my eyes out.

People suck, man.

Reading the whole story, it sounds as if the villagers were trying to keep wild boars out of their crops, not targeting the elephant. Sad, tragic but not as bad as it seems at first. Hopefully they will now find a different way to protect the crops but wild pigs are hard to defend against.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:33:45am

re: #158 Amory Blaine

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In another dimension, where the Marshall Tucker Band rules the world with an iron fist…..

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:34:54am

re: #157 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That is beyond awful. What the fuck?

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Amory Blaine  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:36:04am

re: #135 makeitstop

Fun (well maybe not so much) fact: Pammy Geller actually did a music video for ‘My Sharia.’ It’s every bit as horrible as you can imagine.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:36:55am

re: #171 Amory Blaine

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Yes but is it as horrible as Milo’s poetry?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:38:09am

re: #172 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes but is it as horrible as Milo’s poetry?

Or Shapiro’s war novel which Michael Bay would have rejected as being too simple.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:38:10am

I think I’m finally broken. I can’t stop crying.

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Jay C  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:39:29am

re: #98 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

someone needs to explain to the ‘governor’ that there’s only one president at a time

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If Gov. Justice wants to step up and offer to host the RNC in West Virginia, a quick google shows that there’s a perfect facility for them there - currently unoccupied, and with plenty of space to accommodate the delegates!

I googled “Conference Centers in West Virginia”, and for some inexplicable reason, this place was on the map. ?? - but it suits!

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Charles Johnson  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:40:45am
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Amory Blaine  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:41:22am

re: #162 Jebediah, RBG

I’d be sunk, my Marshall is one single tiny watt.

Ooohh. Is it one of them fancy 50th anniversary tube amps they made a while back?

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Amory Blaine  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:42:22am

If prison guards have so much extra time on their hands why do we need so many of them?

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:42:34am

re: #176 Charles Johnson

AG Barr will make it legal for DT.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:43:31am

re: #175 Jay C

If Gov. Justice wants to step up and offer to host the RNC in West Virginia, a quick google shows that there’s a perfect facility for them there - currently unoccupied, and with plenty of space to accommodate the delegates!

I googled “Conference Centers in West Virginia”, and for some inexplicable reason, this place was on the map. ?? - but it suits!

There is a very good chance the RNC is going to be a total shitshow, and I’m there for it. They are going to try to relocate it 2 months beforehand? Good luck with that!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:44:56am

re: #180 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There is a very good chance the RNC is going to be a total shitshow, and I’m there for it. They are going to try to relocate it 2 months beforehand? Good luck with that!

Oh that’s why I want them to have the convention in Branson filling up all those slipshod theaters!

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:46:22am

re: #180 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There is a very good chance the RNC is going to be a total shitshow, and I’m there for it. They are going to try to relocate it 2 months beforehand? Good luck with that!

The RNC is gonna have a devil of a time trying to relocate a major political convention on such short notice. Not impossible, mind you - but extremely difficult.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:47:23am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:47:24am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:47:27am

re: #182 Dr Lizardo

The RNC is gonna have a devil of a time trying to relocate a major political convention on such short notice. Not impossible, mind you - but extremely difficult.

Not difficult at all!

I’m sure Joel 0$teen will open up his church to his Party!

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:47:53am

re: #176 Charles Johnson

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I have no problem with prison guards surrounding the White House, for different reasons than Trump wants them there for however…..

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:49:19am

re: #182 Dr Lizardo

The RNC is gonna have a devil of a time trying to relocate a major political convention on such short notice. Not impossible, mind you - but extremely difficult.

Organization has always been their strong suit…

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makeitstop  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:50:35am

re: #162 Jebediah, RBG

I’d be sunk, my Marshall is one single tiny watt.

I got a 50 watter in my storage. That should settle any dispute, unless my opponent has a 100 watter. :)

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:50:42am

This is one of the few bright spots from yesterday. There was a record amount of voters for the primary. 1.8 million voted by mail.
kywnewsradio.radio.com

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:50:46am

And of course the Democrats have to figure out how to safely conduct their convention.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:51:49am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:54:28am

She’s a whole new level of sleaze!

‘Like George W. Bush after 9/11’: Kayleigh McEnany declares Trump Bible photo op a historic moment

rawstory.com

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lizardofid  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:54:30am

re: #188 makeitstop

I got a 50 watter in my storage. That should settle any dispute, unless my opponent has a 100 watter. :)

I can remember stacks of those 100 watt Marshalls back in the day. Alvin Lee maybe?

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Teukka  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:55:40am

I’m starting to get combat fatigue…

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:55:55am

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Organization has always been their strong suit…

That’s a good point.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:58:48am

re: #180 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There is a very good chance the RNC is going to be a total shitshow, and I’m there for it. They are going to try to relocate it 2 months beforehand? Good luck with that!

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:59:16am

Triggered by a Black Lives Matter sign.

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gwangung  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:59:28am

re: #194 Teukka

The answer from the House Dems, I think, is “FUCK NO!”

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 11:59:34am

re: #194 Teukka

No suspension of any constitutional rights at anytime.

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:01:28pm

re: #63 Teukka

How great would it be if Trump couldn’t vote for himself this year because he fucked up his registration?

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Teukka  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:01:44pm

re: #198 gwangung

The answer from the House Dems, I think, is “FUCK NO!”

re: #199 PhillyPretzel

No suspension of any constitutional rights at anytime.

With the way things are going, assuming it is legal to be a Dem…

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:02:43pm

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:03:42pm

re: #101 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

we have that in my house
whatever she says, goes.

happy wife, happy life

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stpaulbear  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:04:06pm

re: #167 Thanos

If Biden wins I predict a huge “if you resigned due to Trump” recruiting effort.

I read somewhere (If it’s online, it must be true!) that those people are already approaching the Biden campaign.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:04:15pm

re: #194 Teukka

I’m starting to get combat fatigue…

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Charles Johnson  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:04:30pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:05:06pm

re: #187 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Organization has always been their strong suit…

The Democrats are at least making plans. The GOP seems to be in a holding pattern because of Trump’s desire for a massive, traditional convention to worship him.

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BeachDem  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:06:25pm

re: #192 Joe Bacon 🌹

She’s a whole new level of sleaze!

‘Like George W. Bush after 9/11’: Kayleigh McEnany declares Trump Bible photo op a historic moment

rawstory.com

The even more ludicrous comparison:

“She had not a thought in her head that was not a slogan, and there was no imbecility, absolutely none, that she was not capable of swallowing if the Party handed it out to her.” —1984

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:06:28pm

re: #190 NO SMOCKING GUN!

And of course the Democrats have to figure out how to safely conduct their convention.

Yes, but there aren’t going to be Democrats screaming that it’s their right to gather together in a crowded space.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:06:44pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

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Nothing says “Churchillian” like holding a Bible as though you’ve never seen one before, and you’re not sure what to do with it.

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:07:45pm

re: #122 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Now the waiting game for VP. I’m hoping for Harris but there are a lot of great women that are being looked at so I think I’m going to be happy with the decision either way and I trust Biden who was sinking Bork’s SCOTUS nomination when I was in diapers to make a good decision here. This is an important decision but I trust Biden and his team 100%.

It’s an incredibly important decision, Biden will by 81 in 2024, so the odds of him serving a second term are minuscule. He’s effectively picking the frontrunner for 2024, if not the nominee themselves.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:07:49pm

re: #194 Teukka

I’m starting to get combat fatigue…

Me as judge: You want absolute rights for something you disregarded for months? That’s the exact opposite of what you should get.

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Amory Blaine  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:08:00pm

Maybe he was drunk in the tub.

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jaunte  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:08:12pm

re: #197 DodgerFan1988

In the thread:

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:08:21pm

re: #180 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There is a very good chance the RNC is going to be a total shitshow, and I’m there for it. They are going to try to relocate it 2 months beforehand? Good luck with that!

they have no option that would leave them looking good

they may decide the least worst decision is to suck it up and do it the way NC wants

it’s zugzwangs all the way around

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:08:35pm

re: #210 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Nothing says “Churchillian” like holding a Bible as though you’ve never seen one before, and you’re not sure what to do with it.

Burger King should have offered him a couple of million to cross the park and then hold up a Whopper.
//

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Jay C  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:08:50pm

re: #190 NO SMOCKING GUN!

And of course the Democrats have to figure out how to safely conduct their convention.

Have they?
Last I checked they still seem to be aiming for the 8/17-21 dates in Milwaukee.
But not confirmed one way or another (AFAIK).

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:09:46pm

re: #191 Dread Pirate

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he is.

anything else?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:10:19pm

re: #192 Joe Bacon 🌹

She’s a whole new level of sleaze!

‘Like George W. Bush after 9/11’: Kayleigh McEnany declares Trump Bible photo op a historic moment

rawstory.com

it was a historic moment

just not in the way she thinks it was

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jaunte  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:11:20pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:12:18pm

re: #217 Jay C

Have they?
Last I checked they still seem to be aiming for the 8/17-21 dates in Milwaukee.
But not confirmed one way or another (AFAIK).

They are working on it. washingtonpost.com

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:12:39pm

re: #210 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Nothing says “Churchillian” like holding a Bible as though you’ve never seen one before, and you’re not sure what to do with it.

In fairness, it looked like he was holding it like he’d never seen and/or held any book before

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:13:28pm

re: #222 KGxvi

In fairness, it looked like he was holding it like he’d never seen and/or held any book before

He only writes books, he is too busy to read them…

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:13:43pm

re: #212 Belafon

Me as judge: You want absolute rights for something you disregarded for months? That’s the exact opposite of what you should get.

thought it was a hoax

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:13:49pm

re: #196 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:13:53pm

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:14:06pm

re: #222 KGxvi

In fairness, it looked like he was holding it like he’d never seen and/or held any book before

I would bet the last time Trump cracked open a book was when forced to in a classroom 60 years ago.

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:14:59pm

re: #223 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He only writes books, he is too busy to read them…

I’m suddenly thinking about the Trump presidential memoirs in 3 years time… I can absolutely see him dictating it on his phone to have someone else type up/edit and I feel incredibly bad for anyone involved in that process.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:15:32pm
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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:15:51pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:16:26pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:16:34pm

re: #227 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I would bet the last time Trump cracked open a book was when forced to in a classroom 60 years ago.

Donald Trump’s ex-wife once said Trump kept a book of Hitler’s speeches by his bed

But he claims he never read them, just checked them during the day…

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Interesting Times  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:16:36pm
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Ace Rothstein  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:16:59pm

Bush standing atop the rubble with a bullhorn and his arm around a firefighter after 9/11; Obama singing “Amazing Grace” at the memorial service for the murdered. Each man had “it.” This fucking guy? He ain’t got it.

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Teukka  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:18:18pm

re: #233 Interesting Times

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:19:29pm

re: #231 Charles Johnson

I’ll be there to party when they drag him out.

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:19:43pm

re: #234 Ace Rothstein

Bush standing atop the rubble with a bullhorn and his arm around a firefighter after 9/11; Obama singing “Amazing Grace” at the memorial service for the murdered. Each man had “it.” This fucking guy? He ain’t got it.

“It” includes empathy. “It” includes compassion and thinking of other people in even a limited fashion.

Trump doesn’t think or care for anyone but himself. He’s self-absorbed and it’s all consuming. He’s a sociopath.

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Nojay UK  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:19:49pm

re: #210 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I sort of figured that it was burning his fingers. That’s why he had Ivanka carry it in her armoured fireproof satchel thing.

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Sir John Barron  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:20:17pm

So are the people complaining about the protests and “riots” the same people who say we need guns to protect us from tyrannical government?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:20:43pm

re: #236 Belafon

I’ll be there to party when they drag him out.

I fully expect that Trump will present every sort of legal challenge, make every sort of claim and summon supporters to defend him when the time comes.

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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:20:50pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:21:40pm

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I think I’m finally broken. I can’t stop crying.

I think I am not far behind you. Reading about George Floyd’s last words, I tried but couldn’t tell my wife because I couldn’t say it without getting too choked up to speak.
I try to put more of my focus on good things (like the guy in DC who took a whole bunch of protesters into his house for the night) but there is a never-ending firehose of bullshit people doing horrible things to the innocent - human or animal.

I wish I could find something to say to cheer you up.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:22:05pm

I’m glad the three other murderous cops have been arrested but I’m exhausted. The country shouldn’t have had to go through so much turmoil for the cops to face justice. This should have happened from day one.

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:22:11pm

re: #236 Belafon

When JFK was assassinated and Jackie returned to DC on board AF1 with President Johnson, the WH staff was already moving the Kennedy stuff out and bringing in Johnson’s stuff.

They will drag his crap out. They will have no choice unless they want to be the ones ending the American experiment.

I did see a news story indicating that someone in Trumpworld has already set up a transition team for the next admin.

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:22:16pm

re: #230 lawhawk

6’3”, 244 lb puts you at the lower limits of obesity as defined by BMI*. Given that trump isn’t the sort that is carrying around a lot of muscle, that’s probably a fair definition of him. They couldn’t even get him to 29.x to get him to the overweight category.

*I think BMI is mostly a worthless measurement because it doesn’t consider body composition. For example, BMI says that both LeBron James and Patrick Mahomes are considered overweight. Which is sort of ridiculous.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:22:57pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:24:09pm
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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:24:11pm

re: #177 Amory Blaine

Ooohh. Is it one of them fancy 50th anniversary tube amps they made a while back?

Naw, just a tiny little tube combo with an 8” speaker. (DSL1) Definitely not fancy! On the other hand, I was able to afford it.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:24:35pm

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I fully expect that Trump will present every sort of legal challenge, make every sort of claim and summon supporters to defend him when the time comes.

Remember when he summoned his MAGA supporters on the second night of the DC protests the other day?

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:26:46pm

I’m actually slightly more concerned that on November 4th he’ll skip town.

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Interesting Times  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:27:42pm

Shot:

Chaser:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:28:26pm

LA County just sounded an alert on my phone and watch—Curfew starts at 9PM tonight and goes to 5AM tomorrow.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:29:03pm

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I think I’m finally broken. I can’t stop crying.

((((hug))))

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:29:27pm
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William Lewis  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:30:05pm

re: #250 Belafon

I’m actually slightly more concerned that on November 4th he’ll skip town.

Let him. Swear in Pence for the transition.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:30:29pm

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Better Days Are Coming.

Jimmy Cliff - Better Days Are Coming

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:32:00pm

re: #188 makeitstop

I got a 50 watter in my storage. That should settle any dispute, unless my opponent has a 100 watter. :)

Haha yeah, you would prevail.. maybe I oughtta invest in one of these Fenders.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:32:27pm

re: #244 lawhawk

I did see a news story indicating that someone in Trumpworld has already set up a transition team for the next admin.

I remember seeing that, too - but now I can’t recall where.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:35:17pm

re: #251 Interesting Times

IIRC, it was a coup d’etat - a false flag operation, a terrorist attack that effectively wiped out the government, made to look like a jihadist attack. Martial law was declared, and that was that. Prior to that, a series of natural and man-made disasters had occurred, including some kind of catastrophic nuclear power plant accident in California.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:36:28pm

re: #226 Allow me to light that for you…

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Where is my African American?!

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:36:48pm

re: #208 BeachDem

It could have been similar to W, but they fucked it up. I think a problem in the White House is that all that’s left is “idea people.” You know. The people that highjack meetings with their great ideas that they have neither the skill or will to implement. The ones that make simple update meetings last 3 hours.

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aatharuv  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:37:40pm

re: #250 Belafon

I’m actually slightly more concerned that on November 4th he’ll skip town.

Seriously, with all the crimes he can be charged with and all the classified information he has access to — except the only saving grace is that by every single report he doesn’t like reading the things he has access to….

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:41:14pm

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I fully expect that Trump will present every sort of legal challenge, make every sort of claim and summon supporters to defend him when the time comes.

Trump will never concede, and will have an army of lawyers challenging the election results across the country due to “massive voter fraud.”

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:41:21pm

re: #230 lawhawk

The W.H. physician says Trump is 6 feet 3 inches … 244 lbs.

So he finally finished that physical?

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:41:58pm

re: #231 Charles Johnson

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I mean, now he knows where the bunker is.

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jaunte  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:42:50pm
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retired cynic  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:42:54pm

Biden begins to map out ‘revolutionary’ agenda, reimagining his presidency amid national upheaval, WaPo, fairly long

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retired cynic  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:43:37pm

re: #266 jaunte

OMFG

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jaunte  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:44:17pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:44:28pm

re: #239 Sir John Barron

So are the people complaining about the protests and “riots” the same people who say we need guns to protect us from tyrannical government?

The ones on Facebook who were opening complaining about tyranny in North Carolina due to stay-at-home orders and the closure of state parks have been complete crickets over the past few days.* Once the state parks reopened they seemed to decide that everything was tolerable.**

* - One tossed out a single post about the Castle Doctrine and if they were faced with protesters while in their car and “thought themselves threatened” they’d willingly run over the protesters. (Saw this from the same thing when the Ferguson protests spilled over into blocking highways as well.)

** - Their outrage seems to be directly proportional to how much they are inconvenienced. Since most of the current unrest is in cities which they live well outside of they don’t seem to care much - or at least vocalize much in that direction.

One of the others has retreated into putting up lots of Catholic imagery - like that will generate divine protection.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:45:04pm

He is not 6’3”. He is my age. I used to be 5’10” now I am 5’8”. If he ever was even 6’2” he is definitely not above 6’ now.

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stpaulbear  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:45:34pm

Way way way off topic regarding my impending retirement (5 weeks):

I received two letters from the Social Security Administration this week asking for more info before they can process my applications for Medicare and SocSec, one from Chicago and one from St. Paul. Called both offices today and everything appears to be OK now, but then the woman in Chicago asked if I want to start SocSec in June instead of August. I was planning on waiting until I was done with work but the Chicago office told me I could start right away because my 66th birthday is late this month. YAY!! I am now officially an old.

Gotta say that everyone that I’ve ever talked to at SocSec are the most helpful, generous and pleasant people I’ve ever dealt with about bureaucratic issues. It’s pretty amazing.

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William Lewis  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:47:15pm

re: #257 Jebediah, RBG

Haha yeah, you would prevail.. maybe I oughtta invest in one of these Fenders.

Heh. Im not gonna fight, I just want ~15 watts in that old Princeton Reverb vibe.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:47:51pm

re: #266 jaunte

I see they’re getting back to their Nazi sympathetic roots.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:48:12pm

re: #231 Charles Johnson

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re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I fully expect that Trump will present every sort of legal challenge, make every sort of claim and summon supporters to defend him when the time comes.

we need to stop giving this oxygen
we’ve been over and over it
and it’s been gamed out every way the smart people can think of (lgf)

unless he wins reelection, his term ends on 1/20/21 at 12:00 noon
even if no one else is sworn in
there is no mechanism for him to ‘stay in office’ / refuse to leave

if the election is anywhere close, he would have to make many, many legal challenges - not just ‘one’. Because there is not just one election. They are administered by states and run by counties (where the counting takes place)

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:49:03pm
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William Lewis  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:49:26pm

re: #266 jaunte

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That scumbag should die in prison of old age.

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jaunte  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:49:31pm

re: #274 Belafon

“Ultima Ratio Regum”

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:50:31pm

Someone here commented yesterday that Tom Cotton was auditioning to be Trump’s Reinhard Heydrich. So his op-ed tracks.

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:51:51pm

re: #271 7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)

Gravity sucks.

It also kills.

Gravity Kills - Guilty (official music video)

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:52:12pm

Not now Mother Nature

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:53:02pm

re: #281 Teddy’s Person

I am thankful to have power and be on the internet. :)

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:53:24pm

A new Quinnipiac poll in Texas finds Donald Trump barely ahead of Joe Biden in the presidential race, 44% to 43%.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:53:52pm

re: #182 Dr Lizardo

The RNC is gonna have a devil of a time trying to relocate a major political convention on such short notice. Not impossible, mind you - but extremely difficult.

They can have it on a cruise ship. Plenty of room available.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:54:43pm

😁😁😁😁

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Dread Pirate  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:55:16pm
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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:56:51pm

re: #286 Dread Pirate

And not one mask amongst them.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:57:03pm

re: #282 PhillyPretzel

I am thankful to have power and be on the internet. :)

I never lost power or internet. Walked over to pet store a few blocks away for cat food and their power is out. I also see the local diner and bar are prepping outdoor seating since they’ll be able to use in a few days. The diner already had a patio and such. The bar is constructing something in the parking lot right now.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:57:54pm

Sarah nails it again.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:58:11pm

re: #286 Dread Pirate

What’s in the picture?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:59:37pm

re: #286 Dread Pirate

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they are holding their guns the way trump held the bible

standing there with your gun hanging out doesn’t ‘say’ anything
it’s a pointless gesture

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 3, 2020 • 12:59:40pm

re: #290 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

assholes with rifles protecting a fence from non violent marchers.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:00:01pm

re: #290 Belafon

What’s in the picture?

A bunch of armed, economically-anxious white people “guarding” a fenced in playground/park (or maybe someone’s very big yard) as BLM protester walk on by.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:00:19pm

re: #283 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

A new Quinnipiac poll in Texas finds Donald Trump barely ahead of Joe Biden in the presidential race, 44% to 43%.

Joe is leading in Florida and if he takes Texas Trump is finished.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:01:03pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:01:37pm

re: #294 Joe Bacon 🌹

Joe is leading in Florida and if he takes Texas Trump is finished.

we can dream
as long as we also register, donate, verify our registration, volunteer and vote!

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:02:31pm
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garzooma  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:02:50pm

re: #295 Teddy’s Person

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A police perimeter prevented our Executive Director @revadamtaylor from praying at St. John’s church before the #SolidarityPrayerVigilDC.

Why does Trump hate priests?

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:03:04pm

re: #273 William Lewis

Heh. Im not gonna fight, I just want ~15 watts in that old Princeton Reverb vibe.

A lot of the time, if I am not going through headphones, I use the power cut switch to drop it to .1 watt. My Silvertone is around 22 or so watts and if I ever turned that up here, pretty sure I would get evicted. It’s kind of crazy to me that a single watt can make so much sound. Doesn’t take all that many watts to get to where you feel it as well as hear it.
J Mascis plays with 3 hundred-watt stacks a few feet behind him (with a fender combo similarly close and pointed directly at his face. And he wears earplugs… he said he likes to feel the sound. 300+ watts must rattle his bones pretty good!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:03:58pm

re: #286 Dread Pirate

A bunch of white guys with the tiniest dicks imaginable.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:04:00pm

re: #296 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

we can dream
as long as we also register, donate, verify our registration, volunteer and vote!

Twice 1912 & 1936, Republicans only carried 2 states with a total of 8 electoral votes. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than seeing Trump pick up less than 8 electors in November.

ORGANIZE. STRATEGIZE. PLAN. THEN ACT TO GET OUT THE VOTE AND DESTROY THE GOP!

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:04:58pm

re: #297 goddamnedfrank

Pay them a real salary, not an “I’ll give you the perk of beating a citizen” incentive.

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:05:37pm

re: #298 garzooma

Why does Trump hate the 1A, in all of its aspects.

He’s preventing the free exercise of religion, free exercise of speech, and of the press.

Because he’s a tangerine toddler who hates anyone who isn’t a sycophantic suckup.

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gwangung  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:05:53pm

re: #295 Teddy’s Person

Isn’t the church now essentially closed after Trump used it?

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Jay C  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:05:56pm

re: #269 jaunte

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So what’s the core problem here?
That idiot-ass Tom Cotton wrote this idiot-ass neofascist crap? Or that the NYT published it?
He’s a fucking US Senator, it’s not going to be hard for him to find some outlet to publish his garbage: on reflection, it might as well be a big respectable publication like the Times: easier to refute…

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:06:07pm

re: #298 garzooma

Why does Trump hate priests?

But evangelicals assure me that he’s the most godly president ever. Even more than Jimmy Carter, who (checks notes) conducts weekly bible study at his church.

edited for typo

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Charles Johnson  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:06:39pm

re: #275 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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we need to stop giving this oxygen
we’ve been over and over it
and it’s been gamed out every way the smart people can think of (lgf)

unless he wins reelection, his term ends on 1/20/21 at 12:00 noon
even if no one else is sworn in
there is no mechanism for him to ‘stay in office’ / refuse to leave

if the election is anywhere close, he would have to make many, many legal challenges - not just ‘one’. Because there is not just one election. They are administered by states and run by counties (where the counting takes place)

I wish I could agree, but Trump has shown amazing ingenuity about exploiting the weakness of US laws to his advantage, and he’d almost certainly still have the entire GOP behind him, or most of it even if some of them do take a stand — which is almost unthinkable at this point.

I’m not feeling all that comforted knowing that the laws are against him, to be honest.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:06:58pm

re: #300 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

A bunch of white guys with the tiniest dicks imaginable.

Congratulations, you’ve won our photo caption contest today.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:11:10pm

Great ad from the Biden camp.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:12:51pm

re: #304 gwangung

Isn’t the church now essentially closed after Trump used it?

Needs to be decontaminated. The fiery bowels of the sun may suffice.

(I know there is no burning going on in the sun)

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:14:04pm

re: #309 Teddy’s Person

And like Joe I approve of this message. And re-tweet the daylights out of it.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:17:13pm

likely the first time a POTUS has used prison guards to secure the White House

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EPR-radar  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:17:24pm

re: #310 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Needs to be decontaminated. The fiery bowels of the sun may suffice.

(I know there is no burning going on in the sun)

Nuclear reactions as in the sun are even better for disinfecting Trump taint than normal fire.

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Interesting Times  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:17:29pm

re: #307 Charles Johnson

I wish I could agree, but Trump has shown amazing ingenuity about exploiting the weakness of US laws to his advantage, and he’d almost certainly still have the entire GOP behind him, or most of it even if some of them do take a stand — which is almost unthinkable at this point.

I’m not feeling all that comforted knowing that the laws are against him, to be honest.

Agree. And everyone needs to a) burn the last paragraph of the article into their brains b) develop any practical steps you can dream of to prevent the scenario described:

I have incredible respect and admiration for our constitutional system, but I’ll go back to one of the points you made, which is that the system really assumes that political actors have absorbed the norms that make the system work. But if you have a president who ignores those norms; if you have a party that ignores those norms, that continues to facilitate the rejection of those norms; and if you have a fractured media universe that rewards the president for rejecting those norms, then we’re in a very dangerous situation.

The only real way to avoid this is to make sure we don’t enter into this scenario, and the best way to do that is to ensure that he loses decisively in November. That’s the best guarantee. That’s the best way that we can secure the future of a healthy constitutional democracy.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:17:42pm
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goddamnedfrank  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:19:50pm

re: #302 Belafon

Pay them a real salary, not an “I’ll give you the perk of beating a citizen” incentive.

Yeah that ain’t it, cops in every major city get paid very well. Between base earnings, overtime, pension contributions and assorted benefits the tactical crew chief across from me makes well over $300K per year. The US has some of the best paid and supported law enforcement in the world, which is why this isn’t a classic corruption issue.

It’s first and foremost an issue of racism, and then more broadly of overweening aggression, DARVO and the psychology of in-group bias that results in cops reflexively defending the institution of policing instead of the society the institution purportedly exists to serve.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:20:19pm

With Trump in control, I’d almost rather have Colossus and Guardian running the show.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:21:55pm

re: #316 goddamnedfrank

The lower ranges for Dallas:
Police Officer $61,367 - $81,983
Senior Corporal $79,387 - $89,350
Sergeant $91,584 - $98,626

But I do get what you’re saying.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:27:30pm

Fat Cat just shoved my keyboard into my lap and plopped down.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:28:34pm

re: #283 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

A new Quinnipiac poll in Texas finds Donald Trump barely ahead of Joe Biden in the presidential race, 44% to 43%.

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:29:24pm
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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:30:36pm

re: #318 Belafon

FWIW, NYPD starting salary is $43,500 before OT and other factors. NYPD pays less than other departments in the region. PAPD (Port Authority has among highest in region).

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:30:43pm

Make way for the floof

Need the picture.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:31:50pm

re: #319 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

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Fat Cat just shoved my keyboard into my lap and plopped down.

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Jay C  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:33:07pm

re: #294 Joe Bacon 🌹

Joe is leading in Florida and if he takes Texas Trump is finished.

If Joe takes Florida, Trump is likely to be finished anyway. The EV totes (based on likely state-by-state results) don’t allow the Rs too many “battleground” states to be able to lose and still get to 270.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:36:04pm

Speaking of Florida, is Covid-19 still on the loose there among the seniors and the governor has the state lying about the numbers of cases?

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lawhawk  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:37:19pm

That’s what’s called a gambion - rock/stone filled metal cage. Chabad set it up to deter against car bombs and terror attacks involving someone attempting to drive into the Chabad.

Chabad agreed to allow LA to remove them - again opening them up to potential terror attack threat.

This is bugnuts insanity, and the GOP and Trumpworld doesn’t care how many lies they spew. Their base doesn’t give a shit.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:37:32pm

Afternoon Lizardim. Fuck Trump. How go things among the lizardfolk on this hot sunny day?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:38:36pm

Right after I posted the video of Beau of the Fifth Column last night, my Internet service died. (Apparently some piece of equipment died in the central office. The telephone company just restored the town’s Internet service)

From the last thread on the misprinted ballots in Baltimore:

re: #199 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Here our county discovered a few days before the Democratic Primary that the ballots were misprinted for my school board. The school board election was not a primary, it was the election.

The county sent letters to everyone notifying people of the error (the error said “select one” when the correct line should have been “select three”)

The county also hand-counted every ballot for the school board election rather than scan them. (I’ll grant Baltimore’s 1st city council district election is probably a bigger deal than my school board.)

The election commissioner said they would rather get the election done right than get it done quickly. There were poll watchers from the Dems, Republicans, and Libertarians on hand to ensure the hand counting went as planned; there were no complaints.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:39:26pm

re: #314 Interesting Times

Agree. And everyone needs to a) burn the last paragraph of the article into their brains b) develop any practical steps you can dream of to prevent the scenario described:

Yes, that interview is very alarming.

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sagehen  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:41:00pm

re: #312 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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likely the first time a POTUS has used prison guards to secure the White House

and Border Control.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:42:34pm

Of course he did.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) “acknowledged that he is holding up a bill with broad bipartisan support that would make lynching a federal hate crime, saying he fears it could allow enhanced penalties for altercations that result in only ‘minor bruising,’” the Washington Post reports. Source WaPo via Political Wire

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:44:04pm

re: #307 Charles Johnson

I wish I could agree, but Trump has shown amazing ingenuity about exploiting the weakness of US laws to his advantage, and he’d almost certainly still have the entire GOP behind him, or most of it even if some of them do take a stand — which is almost unthinkable at this point.

I’m not feeling all that comforted knowing that the laws are against him, to be honest.

I have to admit, that the scenes this week of cops & guys in uniform attacking journalists and peaceful protesters made me question the blithe dismissal of #5, “Trump stages a coup.”

If he had say, someone truly evil like a Stephen Miller whispering words of encouragement in his ear, I can totally see him ordering the troops into the streets to overturn a fraudulent election and arrest Biden and his VP pick for “treason.”

What happens when Barr’s goons, Eric Prince’s people and a cordon of the 82nd airborne surround the DNC victory party and order everybody out and onto the flatbed trucks?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:46:17pm

re: #332 Teddy’s Person

Of course he did.

Rand: Okay, fine, I’ll concede you won’t let me kill black people anymore, BUT AT LEAST LET ME PUNCH THEM!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:46:52pm

re: #275 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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we need to stop giving this oxygen
we’ve been over and over it
and it’s been gamed out every way the smart people can think of (lgf)

unless he wins reelection, his term ends on 1/20/21 at 12:00 noon
even if no one else is sworn in
there is no mechanism for him to ‘stay in office’ / refuse to leave

if the election is anywhere close, he would have to make many, many legal challenges - not just ‘one’. Because there is not just one election. They are administered by states and run by counties (where the counting takes place)

There is an extra legal mechanism; Trump simply refuses to leave, and armed branches of the federal government back him up. Then we potentially have a civil war.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:48:42pm

re: #335 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There is an extra legal mechanism; Trump simply refuses to leave, and armed branches of the federal government back him up. Then we potentially have a civil war.

We will unless people just give up.

But if we’re going to go that far into hypotheticals, even with the dangers of the Trump admin, what happens if we all just stay home on November 3rd?

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:49:14pm

re: #318 Belafon

The lower ranges for Dallas:
Police Officer $61,367 - $81,983
Senior Corporal $79,387 - $89,350
Sergeant $91,584 - $98,626

But I do get what you’re saying.

That’s base pay.

Add 25%-50% overtime
20-40% for “special detail” ie canine, motorcycle, bicycle, narco, whatever
About $15-25K/yr for health insurance (depending on size of family)
Pension of about 6-10% per year
California has the “3% at 50” which means that you can retire at age 50 with a guaranteed pension of 3% of final salary for every year you serve.

If you’re in for 30 years, you get 90% of your final salary, which you can spike in your last year by cashing in sick time, leave time, etc. etc.

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cat-tikvah  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:49:22pm

Philadelphia Art Museum steps
Kneeling in solidarity for 9 minutes.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:49:27pm

On Rick Wilson’s tweet in the last thread about Lindsey Graham dying his hair to match Donald Trumps comes a wag for the win:

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:50:15pm

re: #335 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There is an extra legal mechanism; Trump simply refuses to leave, and armed branches of the federal government back him up. Then we potentially have a civil war.

No, because the military swears an oath to the Constitution, not to the President. And even if they did swear an oath to the President, Trump would not be that President.

Secret Service will haul his lard ass outta there like Hannibal Lechter on a forklift.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:50:32pm

re: #336 Belafon

We will unless people just give up.

But if we’re going to go that far into hypotheticals, even with the dangers of the Trump admin, what happens if we all just stay home on November 3rd?

I refuse to fight problems that don’t exist. trump can only stay in office if he destroys the country. He can’t do it alone. It could happen, but I think we have an election to win first.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:50:44pm

Yes, things are precarious, but the demonstrators are doing it because they believe things can be changed, it’s just taking more than “call your congressperson”. What’s the point of them if we’re going to go “oh, but he might do this”?

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:51:03pm

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:51:45pm

re: #320 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

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Texas, of course, isn’t a tipping point state. In the unlikely event Trump loses there, it will just be the icing on the cake of a landslide Biden victory.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:52:34pm

re: #330 Charles Johnson

Yes, that interview is very alarming.

This is what gives me agita:

imagine, come January 20, that we don’t have a president. By the terms of the 20th Amendment, Trump ceases to be president at noon on January 20 and [Mike] Pence likewise ceases to be vice president.

At this point, by the terms of the presidential succession act of 1947, the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, could become acting president, but only if she resigns her House seat. But what if Trump continues to insist that he has been reelected and is the rightful president? Imagine if, come January 20, Trump stages his own inauguration ceremony with Clarence Thomas issuing the oath of office.

Then we might have Nancy Pelosi and Trump both claiming to be the commander in chief. This is a world of hurt.

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thecommodore  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:52:38pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:53:15pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:53:23pm

re: #341 I Would Prefer Not To

I refuse to fight problems that don’t exist. trump can only stay in office if he destroys the country. He can’t do it alone. It could happen, but I think we have an election to win first.

Yes, we win the election first, then we prepare for a national strike and massive demonstrations when Trump tries to cling to power.

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Belafon  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:55:18pm

re: #345 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

This is what gives me agita:

imagine, come January 20, that we don’t have a president. By the terms of the 20th Amendment, Trump ceases to be president at noon on January 20 and [Mike] Pence likewise ceases to be vice president.

At this point, by the terms of the presidential succession act of 1947, the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, could become acting president, but only if she resigns her House seat. But what if Trump continues to insist that he has been reelected and is the rightful president? Imagine if, come January 20, Trump stages his own inauguration ceremony with Clarence Thomas issuing the oath of office.

Then we might have Nancy Pelosi and Trump both claiming to be the commander in chief. This is a world of hurt.

If you’re going to follow the constitution you say applies, then none of the House members are in office. Likewise, 1/3 of the Senate. The Senate will change to Democratic hands, and whoever the senate majority leader is will become president.

There’s a whole chain if you’re going to apply the rules of the constitution.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:56:41pm

He’s still on the “Black people love me” kick,

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DodgerFan1988  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:57:47pm

WTF?

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:57:59pm

re: #325 Jay C

If Joe takes Florida, Trump is likely to be finished anyway. The EV totes (based on likely state-by-state results) don’t allow the Rs too many “battleground” states to be able to lose and still get to 270.

There’s a few roads for Trump to get to 270, but they pretty much all include Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio along with one of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, or Pennsylvania. Lose one in that first group, and he’s got to win two in that second group.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:58:26pm

For the love of everything good in this world. trump is a fucking coward. He’s not going to stand up and do anything that would require real courage. He’s a wimp. The only thing he will do, the only thing he can do, is send out mean tweets. Very few are going to put their necks on the line (treason is punishable by death) to aid this POS. No one. (barr and jarad and miller are not human beings). He will do his best to cause violence in the streets and let others die for him, but when he loses, he will leave office.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:58:46pm

re: #340 The Pie Overlord!

No, because the military swears an oath to the Constitution, not to the President. And even if they did swear an oath to the President, Trump would not be that President.

Secret Service will haul his lard ass outta there like Hannibal Lechter on a forklift.

The military aren’t the only armed branches of the federal government. The Border Patrol are Trump men, and he could potentially deploy them to D.C. to help him retain power.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:58:52pm

re: #348 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Yes, we win the election first, then we prepare for a national strike and massive demonstrations when Trump tries to cling to power.

This.

Also, let me tell you how I think things will most likely play out:

Trump loses on Nov. 3 in a landslide of Biblical proportions. For about a week, maybe two, he rage-tweets every day about STOLEN ELECTION, VOTER FRAUD, COLLUSION, FILING LAWSUITS!!! Meanwhile, behind the scenes, even Trump’s fluffers are quietly dropping hints and nudging him. Let’s not forget: Even despite this pants-on-head stupid incident we just witnessed this week, his actual most dangerous and destructive boasts have been curbed by somebody. We don’t know who. At some point, maybe some actual legal challenges will come out, to be quietly withdrawn some time around Christmas. On January 20, 2021, Donald J. Trump will slink quietly out of a back exit of the White House, drive off, and within hours be arrested in the State of New York on charges of tax evasion and fraud.

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PhillyPretzel  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:59:16pm

re: #350 Eclectic Cyborg

Of course. Those people in that picture are there to supposedly there in his mind at least to make him look good. It is not going to work.

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makeitstop  Jun 3, 2020 • 1:59:17pm

re: #299 Jebediah, RBG

A lot of the time, if I am not going through headphones, I use the power cut switch to drop it to .1 watt. My Silvertone is around 22 or so watts and if I ever turned that up here, pretty sure I would get evicted. It’s kind of crazy to me that a single watt can make so much sound. Doesn’t take all that many watts to get to where you feel it as well as hear it.
J Mascis plays with 3 hundred-watt stacks a few feet behind him (with a fender combo similarly close and pointed directly at his face. And he wears earplugs… he said he likes to feel the sound. 300+ watts must rattle his bones pretty good!

He’s nuts. :)

I use a 35 watt Two Rock amp most of the time, and that one will hurt you if you lean on it too hard.

The closest I ever got to using that level of power was two 50w Marshalls with 1 4x12” cabinet each. And that was crazy loud.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:01:21pm

re: #349 Belafon

If you’re going to follow the constitution you say applies, then none of the House members are in office. Likewise, 1/3 of the Senate. The Senate will change to Democratic hands, and whoever the senate majority leader is will become president.

There’s a whole chain if you’re going to apply the rules of the constitution.

We hope the Senate changes to Democratic control; still a 50-50 proposition.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:04:31pm

re: #351 DodgerFan1988

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WTF?

Dude shouldn’t be too hard to find. His license plate was clearly visible. No excuse for him not being in custody.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:05:31pm

re: #355 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

This.

Also, let me tell you how I think things will most likely play out:

Trump loses on Nov. 3 in a landslide of Biblical proportions. For about a week, maybe two, he rage-tweets every day about STOLEN ELECTION, VOTER FRAUD, COLLUSION, FILING LAWSUITS!!! Meanwhile, behind the scenes, even Trump’s fluffers are quietly dropping hints and nudging him. Let’s not forget: Even despite this pants-on-head stupid incident we just witnessed this week, his actual most dangerous and destructive boasts have been curbed by somebody. We don’t know who. At some point, maybe some actual legal challenges will come out, to be quietly withdrawn some time around Christmas. On January 20, 2021, Donald J. Trump will slink quietly out of a back exit of the White House, drive off, and within hours be arrested in the State of New York on charges of tax evasion and fraud.

Unless he flees to Moscow or Riyadh.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:07:45pm

re: #360 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Unless he flees to Moscow or Riyadh.

Gosh I wonder what Liz Crokin will say when Trump runs into the Russian embassy?

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Teddy's Person  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:08:16pm

Obama is just moments away from speaking on MSNBC.

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Allow me to light that for you...  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:08:19pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:08:24pm

re: #360 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Unless he flees to Moscow or Riyadh.

A fair point, and I agree with what was said above.

re: #353 I Would Prefer Not To

Trump IS a coward. The only reason he felt safe walking out in Lafayette Square was because of the overwhelming display of force from his goon squad. I do not see any realistic scenario in which Trump refuses to leave. He might make noises and pretensions - and, let’s be fair, I’m basically batting an 0-fer where Trump is concerned - but between his own cowardice and the fact that even the people who service him most faithfully aren’t that stupid, come January, our national nightmare WILL be over as long as we do our part and actually vote the motherfucker out.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:08:42pm

re: #360 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Unless he flees to Moscow or Riyadh.

Then we get to seize all his US asests. He’s a conman till the end. He think he can beat the rap at any trial. So did al capone.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:10:24pm

re: #354 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The military aren’t the only armed branches of the federal government. The Border Patrol are Trump men, and he could potentially deploy them to D.C. to help him retain power.

That would be an actual COUP if he is not re-elected.

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Sherlock Hound  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:10:55pm

re: #365 I Would Prefer Not To

Then we get to seize all his US asests. He’s a conman till the end. He think he can beat the rap at any trial. So did al capone.

I will be amused to see his lawyers claim he has no assets.
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:11:34pm

re: #366 The Pie Overlord!

That would be an actual COUP if he is not re-elected.

Yes, Trump will at least think about staging a coup to stay in office.

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steve_davis  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:12:28pm

re: #80 Belafon

I always hated grammar, and sucked at sentence diagrams, though I am really fascinated from a machine learning point of view of how people hear and accept certain patterns of speech. Like I hear absolutely nothing wrong with ending your sentence with “me” because implying a verb seems complicated.

There’s really nothing wrong with finishing off a sentence with “than her” rather than “than she.” In English department offices, you generally hear people say on the phone “this is she/he” because we just know the rule that applies, but if you said “this is her/him,” we would only make fun of you if you had a D.Ed. from University of Phoenix, or something. Otherwise we’d assume you knew better but were just being colloquial.

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KGxvi  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:12:57pm

re: #354 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The military aren’t the only armed branches of the federal government. The Border Patrol are Trump men, and he could potentially deploy them to D.C. to help him retain power.

In this particular dystopian nightmare, it would come down to the government employees physically closest to him: either the Secret Service or the Marines who guard the White House. There’s no reason to believe that he’s corrupted the Secret Service (yet). And we can only hope that the Marines assigned to that detail are of the highest moral code.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:14:39pm

re: #350 Eclectic Cyborg

Every single one of them is hyper-religious, I bet.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:16:13pm

re: #161 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Good on those folks for protesting. They need to: large swaths of Illinois are as racist as Merrick, LI. My hometown there certainly was/is.

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William Lewis  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:19:49pm

re: #354 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The military aren’t the only armed branches of the federal government. The Border Patrol are Trump men, and he could potentially deploy them to D.C. to help him retain power.

There are many who would love an excuse to create job openings at CBP…

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makeitstop  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:20:43pm

re: #342 Belafon

Yes, things are precarious, but the demonstrators are doing it because they believe things can be changed, it’s just taking more than “call your congressperson”. What’s the point of them if we’re going to go “oh, but he might do this”?

I swear I just clicked the updinger 10 times. Only recorded one, but it’s the thought that counts.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:26:20pm

re: #330 Charles Johnson

Yes, that interview is very alarming.

i am by no means an expert

i read the article

in my amateur opinion he’s left a few steps out and got some facts wrong, so i dont put a lot of credence in his ‘concerns’.

yes. legislatures have the power to appoint electors. What state would “submit competing electoral certificates” and how? Not the way he imagines.

My understanding is the legislatures have that power to appoint electors in lieu of an election. They can’t invalidate an election that has legally taken place.

“If the 28 Republican-controlled legislatures already agreed that the governors may move forward with the elections, but that they are still going to invoke their constitutional right to choose electors, they would have to change state law in order to do so.”

multiple states. in collaboration. see here

further, if the election were truly ‘in dispute’ because congress couldnt agree on a vote count, trump couldnt just get a justice to swear him in and that’s that. (taking the oath doesnt ‘make’ you president). there’s already a procedure for that circumstance and we’d all know about it weeks before 1/20/21.

in any event at that point the president of the senate pro tempore would be next in line to be sworn in not the speaker of the house

because he’s made these several errors, im really not worried about his fantasies.

im not an expert.
i just dont see any of it.

voter suppression, registration shenanigans, vote-by-mail fights, other ratfucking? sure.

yes, trump won 2016 when virtually no one thought he would. even though mathematically he could. he wasnt brilliant. he got lucky. and there was a lot of complacency to go around.

2020 is not 2016 for hosts of reasons.

trump is not a magician. there are only so many moves.

there is no way for trump to successfully game the system. if he wants a second term he has to win the EC unambiguously. all these other thought exercises are either very unlikely or just plain impossible.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:27:29pm

re: #257 Jebediah, RBG

Haha yeah, you would prevail.. maybe I oughtta invest in one of these Fenders.

I’ve mentioned it before, but my amp is a Music Man RD-110-50. The 110 means one 10” speaker, and the 50? Well, you can guess. I’ve never been able to turn it past 4. That was in a rehearsal where the other guitar player was being unusually obnoxious with his volume on his Hiwatt. My amp doesn’t work well with my townhouse-share-walls lifestyle. I have to attenuate with pedal volume and/or guitar volume because it’s nearly impossible to get at a decent sound using the amp control.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:28:40pm

re: #335 NO SMOCKING GUN!

There is an extra legal mechanism; Trump simply refuses to leave, and armed branches of the federal government back him up. Then we potentially have a civil war.

a literal coup? still more from electoral-vote.com

Obviously, coups happen, so this is not impossible. However, this approach would require buy-in from federal law enforcement and from the military. You will notice that nearly all successful coups involve military officers, or else civilian leaders who had seeded the upper ranks of the military with their close personal allies. Neither of these things is true of Trump, and our experience is that America’s soldiers take their oaths to defend the Constitution (not the President, take note) very, very seriously. And even if the President and a cabal of soldiers and law enforcement officers do try to seize extralegal power, then they will have a rebellion of tens of millions of people to put down.

And, by the way, can we really expect all of this from a president who is more than willing to talk a big talk, but is rarely willing to walk a big walk. When push comes to shove, doesn’t he nearly always back down? Can we really believe he has the spine to go full Augusto Pinochet or Idi Amin?

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:30:38pm

re: #345 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

This is what gives me agita:

imagine, come January 20, that we don’t have a president. By the terms of the 20th Amendment, Trump ceases to be president at noon on January 20 and [Mike] Pence likewise ceases to be vice president.

At this point, by the terms of the presidential succession act of 1947, the speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, could become acting president, but only if she resigns her House seat. But what if Trump continues to insist that he has been reelected and is the rightful president? Imagine if, come January 20, Trump stages his own inauguration ceremony with Clarence Thomas issuing the oath of office.

Then we might have Nancy Pelosi and Trump both claiming to be the commander in chief. This is a world of hurt.

i’m saying that the experts are saying this cant happen.
not wont.
cant.

and again - its the president if the senate pro tempore. not the speaker of the house who is next.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:32:13pm

re: #355 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

This.

Also, let me tell you how I think things will most likely play out:

Trump loses on Nov. 3 in a landslide of Biblical proportions. For about a week, maybe two, he rage-tweets every day about STOLEN ELECTION, VOTER FRAUD, COLLUSION, FILING LAWSUITS!!! Meanwhile, behind the scenes, even Trump’s fluffers are quietly dropping hints and nudging him. Let’s not forget: Even despite this pants-on-head stupid incident we just witnessed this week, his actual most dangerous and destructive boasts have been curbed by somebody. We don’t know who. At some point, maybe some actual legal challenges will come out, to be quietly withdrawn some time around Christmas. On January 20, 2021, Donald J. Trump will slink quietly out of a back exit of the White House, drive off, and within hours be arrested in the State of New York on charges of tax evasion and fraud.

see, it’s much easier to write non-fiction

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Anymouse 🌹🏡😷  Jun 3, 2020 • 2:40:57pm

Day seven since Trump said he would issue a proclamation declaring Antifa a terrorist organisation.

No proclamation.

There is one, extending the Stafford Act for relief and emergency assistance to state National Guards called up to assist in combating Covid-19.

States like mine are using the Guard to screen people going into hospitals and ensuring they are wearing masks, protecting hospitals and clinics, processing tests, that sort of thing.

It also extends orders for federal assistance through August 20 (meaning Guardsmen and women serving long enough will get their federal benefits).

whitehouse.gov

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Decatur Deb  Jun 3, 2020 • 3:44:16pm

re: #272 stpaulbear

Way way way off topic regarding my impending retirement (5 weeks):

I received two letters from the Social Security Administration this week asking for more info before they can process my applications for Medicare and SocSec, one from Chicago and one from St. Paul. Called both offices today and everything appears to be OK now, but then the woman in Chicago asked if I want to start SocSec in June instead of August. I was planning on waiting until I was done with work but the Chicago office told me I could start right away because my 66th birthday is late this month. YAY!! I am now officially an old.

Gotta say that everyone that I’ve ever talked to at SocSec are the most helpful, generous and pleasant people I’ve ever dealt with about bureaucratic issues. It’s pretty amazing.

After a couple pleasant decision-making meets with local Social Sec office, we have had no contact in the last 10 years or so. The process has been seamless. We get periodic Medicare statements in the mail and tax info yearly.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 4:15:55pm

re: #354 NO SMOCKING GUN!

The military aren’t the only armed branches of the federal government. The Border Patrol are Trump men, and he could potentially deploy them to D.C. to help him retain power.

Which sounds like insurrection to me. If they wanna die for trmp, well, I think that’s a foolish choice.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 3, 2020 • 4:22:48pm

re: #357 makeitstop

He’s nuts. :)

I use a 35 watt Two Rock amp most of the time, and that one will hurt you if you lean on it too hard.

The closest I ever got to using that level of power was two 50w Marshalls with 1 4x12” cabinet each. And that was crazy loud.

Totally nuts! OK, earplugs, but I would worry that 300 watts that close behind me might start liquefying my kidneys and livers and suchlike.
Given the volume I got out of my Silvertone at about 70%, 35 watts sounds about right for any non-huge venue. Those two Marshall half-stacks must have been approaching skull-crushing.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 3, 2020 • 4:42:33pm

re: #295 Teddy’s Person

[Embedded content]

So tRump has now broken:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

or abridging the freedom of speech,

or of the press;

or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Clean sweep of the 1st. But any Tom Dick or lunatic Larry can still get a gun.


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