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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 9:58:36am

UCKFAY RUMPTAY

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Acemarilllion  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:00:27am

Fick Trümpf!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:00:59am

Fuckus Trumpus

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wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:01:03am

Fuck Trump.

—John Roberts

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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:02:07am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:03:17am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:05:22am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:06:32am

re: #5 makeitstop

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Man the person who hired Bolton after Bush fired him. Someone should fire that guy. I heard he also hired Mattis and Kelly.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:06:57am
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Teukka  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:07:10am

And FYI, the facebook post is finally down…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:07:42am

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Strawman Ben.

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:11:35am

Still no “jump to bottom” button?

and !KCUF PMURT

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:12:19am

re: #9 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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It’s pretty weird, after MSNBC reports Trump asked for Xi’s help with his campaigned, and approved Chinese concentration camps, watching during the break Trump’s commercial accusing Biden of being soft on China.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:12:20am

Baise Trump

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:13:49am

re: #13 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It’s pretty weird, after MSNBC reports Trump asked for Xi’s help with his campaigned, and approved Chinese concentration camps, watching during the break Trump’s commercial accusing Biden of being soft on China.

But he blamed the virus on them!!!

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wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:13:58am

re: #12 Jay C

Still no “jump to bottom” button?

and !KCUF PMURT

We, who lack the patience needed for scrolling, may have room for improvement.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:14:12am

Chinga el Emperador, Cheeto El Desnudo!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:14:39am

re: #13 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It’s pretty weird, after MSNBC reports Trump asked for Xi’s help with his campaigned, and approved Chinese concentration camps, watching during the break Trump’s commercial accusing Biden of being soft on China.

Trump likes to project he’s this tough guy but he never met a dictator he didn’t like.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:15:15am

re: #18 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Trump likes to project he’s this tough guy but he never met a dictator he didn’t like.

Some of them like him enough to arrange big bank loans…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:15:59am

re: #12 Jay C

Still no “jump to bottom” button?

and !KCUF PMURT

re: #16 wrenchwench

We, who lack the patience needed for scrolling, may have room for improvement.

I just use the End button on my keyboard.

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Dread Pirate  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:16:32am

re: #12 Jay C

Still no “jump to bottom” button?

and !KCUF PMURT


How about the ‘End’ key of your Keyboard?

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:16:38am

Trump píčo!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:16:47am

Jump to Top button is still there, odd…

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Mike Lamb  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:17:50am

re: #6 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Which one of the cops that are walking off the job because they were specifically maligned as villains?

Also, if employees in basically any other industry, especially any unionized industry, walked off in solidarity for another employee, these same RW assholes would be howling that those employees should be fired immediately and that unions are the worst thing that has every happened in the history of ever.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:18:33am

re: #19 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Some of them like him enough to arrange big bank loans…

Some of them have even seen his dong.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:19:54am

re: #25 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Some of them have even seen his dong.

Brain bleach, stat!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:20:04am

re: #24 Mike Lamb

Which one of the cops that are walking off the job because they were specifically maligned as villains?

Also, if employees in basically any other industry, especially any unionized industry, walked off in solidarity for another employee, these same RW assholes would be howling that those employees should be fired immediately and that unions are the worst thing that has every happened in the history of ever.

It’s just strawman bullshit from King Gish Gallop.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:20:54am

re: #26 Eclectic Cyborg

Brain bleach, stat!

Had to reference the pee type. I almost feel bad for that Putin that he had to see that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:21:47am

re: #27 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s just strawman bullshit from King Gish Gallop.

There you go, Ben…

Atatiana Jefferson: ‘Why I will no longer call the police’

James Smith has never wanted much to do with the police but he called them to check on his neighbour in the Texas city of Fort Worth, because it was late at night and her front door was wide open. Soon afterwards he heard a gunshot, and later saw the dead body of a 28-year-old woman, his neighbour’s daughter, carried out on a stretcher.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:22:15am

re: #28 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Had to reference the pee type. I almost feel bad for that Putin that he had to see that.

nobody made him watch it, but it has been worth its weight in gold, so to speak…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:24:49am

re: #30 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

nobody made him watch it, but it has been worth its weight in gold, so to speak…

Almost. And everyday this madness goes on, I dread how long the recovery will be.

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:24:53am

re: #20 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

re: #21 Dread Pirate

Yep: “end” takes it right down - on my laptop keyboard: but it’s more the issue on my tablet (iPad): LGF, for some reason, (?Safari?) tends to have to reload a lot, and I then have to scroll down 400+ comments: PITA.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:25:25am
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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:26:01am

The jump to bottom button is restored. Reload to see it.

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:27:57am

re: #33 Charles Johnson

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“All I have to do is follow the law and then I’ll be more powerful than you can imagine.”

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:29:14am

re: #34 Charles Johnson

¡Mira!
Gracias, Charles…..

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:31:16am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:33:18am

re: #37 Charles Johnson

We may need to get RBG to an undisclosed location until January 2021.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:33:44am

Cooper running low on puppy juice

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:35:29am

CL’d on last thread:
re: #448 Jay C

Haven’t we been there already? For a long time?

Well, Trump does say actual words, sort of.

I’m envisioning a time when he just turns red-faced, bangs his tiny fists on the lectern, and screeches “YAAAAAAA-WEEEEEEE-BABABABABA-NAHHHHH!”

To be followed by unpleasant squelchy noises.

(Context: my little niece was a real brat at age 3. She’s still the “bad kid,” but she’s evolved into a more reasonable person. I hold out no such hopes for Drumpf.)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:36:12am
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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:38:12am
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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:42:40am
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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:43:56am

So Trump’s down to 35%.

At this point, Trump’s unpopularity is starting to threated Moscow Mitch’s grasp on the Senate Majority.

What happens if/when McConnell turns on Trump? Or will he just scramble to poison-pill America so the next majority leader gets blamed for us being in Shitsville?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:44:08am

He called Covid testing overrated. He’s got the vocabulary of a bleacher heckler.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:44:51am

re: #43 nines09

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Someone never heard of the policy that makes anyone from Cuba legal.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:45:04am

Surprised hasn’t floated the idea of increasing the size of the court and going ahead and nominating 6 more wingnuts.

McConnell would obey….

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:45:27am
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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:45:29am

I like to think that in my own little way, I contributed to this cancellation.

Sometimes, our complaints are heeded.

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Teukka  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:46:12am

re: #42 nines09

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:47:48am

re: #50 Teukka

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They were taken down because Facebook was getting too much negative attention, not because of the contents.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:48:34am

re: #48 Charles Johnson

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Their liberty is always about denial of other rights.

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John Hughes  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:48:40am

re: #5 makeitstop

Almost every person Trump has “fired” for incompetence, disloyalty or whatever… was hired by Trump.

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wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:48:44am

re: #51 Belafon

They were taken down because Facebook was getting too much negative attention, not because of the contents.

Negative Attention is one of our tools.

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sagehen  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:49:56am

re: #43 nines09

He came from Cuba (legally, of course) six years ago

So the Cubans who came here “legally, of course”… is that when wet foot dry foot was still in force? Your “of course” doesn’t carry a whole lot of weight.

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Teukka  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:50:53am

re: #51 Belafon

They were taken down because Facebook was getting too much negative attention, not because of the contents.

Over/under on major brands giving teh Zuck a call, threatening to pull their ads?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:50:57am

re: #47 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

Surprised hasn’t floated the idea of increasing the size of the court and going ahead and nominating 6 more wingnuts.

McConnell would obey….

McConnell would know that would be suicide. It backfired on FDR completely when he contemplated it in ‘38 and FDR had more political capital than they did. I’m sure McConnell has already talked him out of it and instead suggested what’s happened, a record number of unqualified federal circuit judges.

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:51:53am

re: #57 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

McConnell would know that would be suicide. It backfired on FDR completely when he contemplated it in ‘38 and FDR had more political capital than they did. I’m sure McConnell has already talked him out of it and instead suggested what’s happened, a record number of unqualified federal circuit judges.

And it takes budget, which would require the House.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:53:12am

re: #58 Belafon

And it takes budget, which would require the House.

Yeah. Man thank goodness for the House. Bad as things are? They could be worse.

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electrotek  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:53:58am

This one stings for me, but she lived a long and gracious life. A shame that not many in the US know about her other than those who lived through the Second World War. Forever the Forces Sweetheart, Rest In Peace Dame Vera

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:54:20am

re: #43 nines09

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:54:45am

re: #52 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Minor edit:

Their liberty is always about denial of other others’ rights.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:54:53am

I attended a local Dems meeting in 2017. Congressman Connolly spoke. He stressed how important taking back the House was. And he was of course right. Get the Senate and POTUS this Fall. We can set sail in the right direction again.

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:55:53am

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That was a plotline in the Downton Abbey movie.

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electrotek  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:56:41am

Jesus 🤦🏽‍♂️

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jeffreyw  Jun 18, 2020 • 10:57:17am

re: #44 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

So Trump’s down to 35%.

At this point, Trump’s unpopularity is starting to threated Moscow Mitch’s grasp on the Senate Majority.

What happens if/when McConnell turns on Trump? Or will he just scramble to poison-pill America so the next majority leader gets blamed for us being in Shitsville?

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They cannot abandon Trump without their entire enterprise collapsing into ruin. It would be epic, up and down the ticket. This is not saying that sticking with Trump will mean they might pull off an upset win. I think they know they are holding a losing hand and are pursuing their best option.

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lawhawk  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:00:04am

re: #43 nines09

The responses to Gaetz are something, including the screen shot of him and his son, except that Gaetz refers to him as some random student. What was so secretive about this? Gaetz grew his family through adoption? Awesome. That he’s not open about that? Not cool. That there may be something else going on here that isn’t on the up and up? The secretive nature only adds to the questions.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:00:54am

re: #66 jeffreyw

They cannot abandon Trump without their entire enterprise collapsing into ruin. It would be epic, up and down the ticket. This is not saying that sticking with Trump will mean they might pull off an upset win. I think they know they are holding a losing hand and are pursuing their beast option.

Hoping for 2022 Voter Amnesia which could well happen. I remember 2010 well. Biden won’t be subjected to the same racist shit Obama was tho.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:05:44am

re: #50 Teukka

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Yes. But the heat is on.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:05:49am
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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:06:23am

re: #67 lawhawk

Matt is one fucked up dude. Maybe it’s his pool boy?

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lawhawk  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:06:44am

re: #43 nines09

Who refers to their son as just some random student? Weird?

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:07:22am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:07:33am

re: #72 lawhawk

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Who refers to their son as just some random student? Weird?

Yeah this is weird.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:07:46am

re: #72 lawhawk

At the least.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:10:38am
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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:11:42am

re: #72 lawhawk

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Who refers to their son as just some random student? Weird?

If I were a dog, I’d be barking at this…..

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:11:56am

re: #76 (((Archangel1)))

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Please let there be footage of Ivanka bashing him. That might actually break his hamburder meat heart.

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gocart mozart  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:12:41am
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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:14:08am

I was curious about this Gaetz thing and went to his Wikipedia page where I found these couple of sentences:

In June 2020, Gaetz introduced a man named Nestor whom he lives with and calls his “son”. Nestor immigrated from Cuba in 2014.

The source for this on Wikipedia is Twitter.

Is this Gaetz’s response to the BS from yesterday when twitter piled on that he defended an imaginary family in his heated exchange with Cedric Richmond (D-LA)?

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lawhawk  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:14:14am
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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:14:53am

re: #67 lawhawk

The responses to Gaetz are something, including the screen shot of him and his son, except that Gaetz refers to him as some random student. What was so secretive about this? Gaetz grew his family through adoption? Awesome. That he’s not open about that? Not cool. That there may be something else going on here that isn’t on the up and up? The secretive nature only adds to the questions.

A reminder: one of the few times Gaetz was on the right side of an issue was his support of Katie Hill. And he supported gay adoptions :

As a Florida state representative in 2015, Gaetz sponsored an amendment with Democratic representative David Richardson to repeal Florida’s ban on adoptions by same-sex couples.[69] He also persuaded his father, in the Florida State Senate, to support the repeal.[70]

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lawhawk  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:16:49am

re: #82 Hecuba’s daughter

The self-interest angle of this is too obvious to pass up.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:17:59am

re: #61 Backwoods_Sleuth

Does Matt bend pages?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:19:48am

re: #83 lawhawk

The self-interest angle of this is too obvious to pass up.

Yeah this is really odd.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:19:49am

“Let me help you with that…”

My view every time I try to do anything in or near the ground
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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:19:55am

2020 continues:

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:19:57am

re: #67 lawhawk

The responses to Gaetz are something, including the screen shot of him and his son, except that Gaetz refers to him as some random student.

From the standpoint of this adoptive father, this misdirection alone tells me there’s something not right going on.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:21:53am
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stpaulbear  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:22:11am

re: #60 electrotek

This one stings for me, but she lived a long and gracious life. A shame that not many in the US know about her other than those who lived through the Second World War. Forever the Forces Sweetheart, Rest In Peace Dame Vera

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Vera Lynn’s name is featured in this song by Robyn Hitchcock that I think is about his father’s passing.

Robyn Hitchcock - The Yip Song live acoustic

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:22:39am

If Matt adopted a child, more power to him. It’s great to give a kid (especially an older child) a home and family. But that it hasn’t come up for 6 years seems a little off. Besides, selflessness doesn’t really seem to be Matt’s jam.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:24:02am

re: #86 nines09

“Let me help you with that…”

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Cooper, The Fluffy Little Helper. 🧡💛

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:24:35am

re: #87 The Pie Overlord!

They’ll breed with the anacondas and capybara and emerge from the glades in 20 years.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:24:37am

re: #91 Teddy’s Person

If Matt adopted a child, more power to him. It’s great to give a kid (especially an older child) a home and family. But that it hasn’t come up for 6 years seems a little off. Besides, selflessness doesn’t really seem to be Matt’s jam.

He literally opposed a bill opposing human trafficking. Even if he was right on gay adoption and Katie Hill, he’s awful.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:25:40am

re: #88 jaunte

From the standpoint of this adoptive father, this misdirection alone tells me there’s something not right going on.

Yeah…..there’s something hinky about this. It gives me creepy vibes.

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lawhawk  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:26:00am

re: #88 jaunte

As someone familiar with the adoption process, this is exceptionally weird. I get being cagey until an adoption is finalized, but there’s something off about the whole thing.

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EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:26:39am

re: #91 Teddy’s Person

If Matt adopted a child, more power to him. It’s great to give a kid (especially an older child) a home and family. But that it hasn’t come up for 6 years seems a little off. Besides, selflessness doesn’t really seem to be Matt’s jam.

This adoption seems fishy as hell even before considering the fact that Gaetz is a Republican and therefore more likely than normal to be a sociopath/criminal etc.

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jeffreyw  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:26:43am

Hot and cold ham sammiches

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:27:03am

This band “The Trumporrhoids” is even worse than you can possibly imagine.

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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:27:25am

re: #67 lawhawk

The responses to Gaetz are something, including the screen shot of him and his son, except that Gaetz refers to him as some random student. What was so secretive about this? Gaetz grew his family through adoption? Awesome. That he’s not open about that? Not cool. That there may be something else going on here that isn’t on the up and up? The secretive nature only adds to the questions.

Not buying it.

What adoption agency would grant adoption to a single guy who’s not home most of the time, with multiple DUIs?

There are photos of Gaetz and this kid in the thread where he refers to him as a ‘House page’ and a ‘local student.’ I’m thinking more…’pool boy,’ in the Falwell sense of the word.

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EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:27:44am

re: #96 lawhawk

As someone familiar with the adoption process, this is exceptionally weird. I get being cagey until an adoption is finalized, but there’s something off about the whole thing.

A sex arrangement disguised as an adoption honestly fits the available facts best.

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William Lewis  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:28:21am

re: #88 jaunte

From the standpoint of this adoptive father, this misdirection alone tells me there’s something not right going on.

This adoptive father as well.

Seriously, this is just too weird for words.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:28:56am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:29:17am

re: #100 makeitstop

Not buying it.

What adoption agency would grant adoption to a single guy who’s not home most of the time, with multiple DUIs?

There are photos of Gaetz and this kid in the thread where he refers to him as a ‘House page’ and a ‘local student.’ I’m thinking more…’pool boy,’ in the Falwell sense of the word.

Yeah I hate to think something creepy here but something’s creepy here.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:29:29am

re: #100 makeitstop

Not buying it.

What adoption agency would grant adoption to a single guy who’s not home most of the time, with multiple DUIs?

There are photos of Gaetz and this kid in the thread where he refers to him as a ‘House page’ and a ‘local student.’ I’m thinking more…’pool boy,’ in the Falwell sense of the word.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:29:35am

re: #101 EPR-radar

A sex arrangement disguised as an adoption honestly fits the available facts best.

Didn’t Ted Nugent do something like that?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:29:42am

re: #103 nines09

Wouldn’t be a bad thing for the House Ethics Committee to look at.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:29:57am

re: #106 The Pie Overlord!

Didn’t Ted Nugent do something like that?

Yes, yes he did.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:30:36am
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Eventual Carrion  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:32:08am

re: #84 nines09

Does Matt bend pages?

Mark Foley taught him.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:32:50am

re: #110 Eventual Carrion

Mark Foley taught him.

There’s an old name.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:33:32am

re: #109 The Pie Overlord!

A decent artist could add another layer to that poster, a III doofus with an AR15 in the foreground, threatened by a baguette.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:33:43am

re: #106 The Pie Overlord!

He got the parents of an underaged girl, then 17, to give him legal guardianship so he could bang her.
Talked about how it was better he was banging her than some loser.

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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:34:34am

re: #105 Dr Lizardo

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That would work, too.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:35:04am

re: #94 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He literally opposed a bill opposing human trafficking. Even if he was right on gay adoption and Katie Hill, he’s awful.

Just remember one indelible truth about most conservatives: they don’t care about minority rights unless it affects them personally. They don’t support gay rights unless it affects a close relative or themselves. So it’s clear why he supported these issues.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:38:08am

re: #115 Hecuba’s daughter

Just remember one indelible truth about most conservatives: they don’t care about minority rights unless it affects them personally. They don’t support gay rights unless it affects a close relative or themselves. So it’s clear why he supported these issues.

Bingo so fuck him.

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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:38:15am

re: #101 EPR-radar

A sex arrangement disguised as an adoption honestly fits the available facts best.

If that is the case and this arrangement is for sex on the DL…is Gaetz so stupid that he’d stick his chin out and risk exposing it just to try and own the libs?

Well…maybe he is that dumb.

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gocart mozart  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:38:48am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:39:03am

re: #117 makeitstop

If that is the case and this arrangement is for sex on the DL…is Gaetz so stupid that he’d stick his chin out and risk exposing it just to try and own the libs?

Well…maybe he is that dumb.

I get the impression he is that dumb. He’s never struck me as being intelligent. Just a Republican meathead that got elected in a very red district.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:40:48am

Nb Governor Ricketts tells local governments not to require masks in government offices. omaha.com

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:41:00am

Q did say that there were pedophiles in Congress….

//

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:41:06am

re: #101 EPR-radar

A sex arrangement disguised as an adoption honestly fits the available facts best.

If it’s good enough for Sweaty Teddy Nugent!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:41:13am

re: #81 lawhawk

They left out Nazis, flat-earthers and Russian saboteurs. Oh, I see. Those are included with the top three categories.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:42:18am

Ivanka makes an appearance in the Bolton book.

Background: It came out in 2017 that Ivanka communicated with cabinet members regarding government business from a private email.

The organization uncovered the messages in 2017 via a Freedom of Information Act request. But they’re receiving new attention in the wake of allegations in former national security advisor John Bolton’s upcoming book, which claims the president defended Saudi Arabia after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi to distract from the news that Ivanka Trump had been conducting government business via private email. Source: Huff Po

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:42:57am

re: #99 The Pie Overlord!

This band “The Trumporrhoids” is even worse than you can possibly imagine.

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Not going to listen to them, nope.

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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:43:14am

Hm. As to whether he ‘legally’ adopted this kid…

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:43:26am

WTAF

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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:44:53am

I could be wrong, but I’m starting to see a tearful admission in Gaetz’ future.

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gocart mozart  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:45:12am

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:45:19am

re: #123 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

They left out Nazis, flat-earthers and Russian saboteurs. Oh, I see. Those are included with the top three categories.

11% of blacks approve of Trump? Not buying it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:46:11am

re: #127 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF

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CREEP-O-RAMA!

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:46:37am

re: #128 makeitstop

I could be wrong, but I’m starting to see a tearful admission in Gaetz’ future.

But it will angrily be the fault of the Progressives/Liberal Media/Cancel Culture or something

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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:47:53am

re: #132 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

But it will angrily be the fault of the Progressives/Liberal Media/Cancel Culture or something

Obama.

/

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:47:57am

re: #126 makeitstop

Yeah, this seems more like that Liberace and Scott Thorson arrangement I suggested earlier. I put that in a private tag because it’s a rather sensitive topic, but it’s being openly discussed, so no need to hide that speculation anymore.

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:49:30am

re: #132 b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)

But it will angrily be the fault of the Progressives/Liberal Media/Cancel Culture or something

Obama, Antifa, George Soros, Hillary,the Bavarian Illuminati and Dwight Eisenhower (for his crummy deal with the Roswell Greys in 1955…)

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:51:20am

Think about the Twitter beat down Ron Perlman gave Gaetz the other night.
Then Ted Cruz jumped in, got his punk head handed to him.
Then Ted Cruz suggests Gym Bag Jordan, pedophile enabler, (R) could wrestle Ron?
Like WTF?
Remember that?
Hmmmmmm….

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:51:59am

re: #130 NO SMOCKING GUN!

11% of blacks approve of Trump? Not buying it.

Or 4% of Democrats. Must be someone in Marin County.///

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:52:35am

Guys, let’s not get ahead of ourselves with wild theories.

The most likely explanation is that Matt Gaetz is unbelievably goddamned stupid and thought this shit was a super fucking clever way to cover up his idiocy from yesterday.

Just layers of dumb on dumb on dumb on dumb.

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Teukka  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:52:41am

Infographic time:

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Sufficient unto the day...  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:54:53am

re: #139 Teukka

That’s just what THEY want you to think!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:58:28am

EXCLUSIVELY in The Onion!

White House Toilet Doesn’t Know If It Can Handle 4 More Years Of Trump!

WASHINGTON—Shuddering at the thought of what another term would bring, a White House toilet reportedly expressed concerns Thursday that it didn’t know if it could handle another four years of President Donald Trump. “I know I’m supposed to be apolitical and serve at the pleasure of the president, whoever it is, but I truly don’t think that I can take it if Trump wins reelection,” said the porcelain commode, explaining that it had served honorably through several administrations and had never experienced anything as unspeakable as Trump’s bowel movements. “I thought that maybe the office would change him, but if anything, he’s only gotten worse. I’m honestly surprised I’ve made it this long. Every day is such a slog. Honestly, I’m at my breaking point. Biden isn’t perfect by any means, but he’d certainly be an improvement. The sink doesn’t get what my deal is, but obviously she doesn’t understand because she’s never been used.” At press time, the White House toilet claimed to be most worried about the possibility of Trump refusing to give up the bathroom voluntarily in November.

theonion.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 11:58:51am

I’m gone for an hour and all of a sudden Matt Gaetz has a possibly phony brown son in a situation with serious homosexual undertones.

Fucking 2020, man.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:00:16pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:01:20pm

re: #57 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

McConnell would know that would be suicide. It backfired on FDR completely when he contemplated it in ‘38 and FDR had more political capital than they did. I’m sure McConnell has already talked him out of it and instead suggested what’s happened, a record number of unqualified federal circuit judges.

And I can imagine what happens if it’s decided that the composition of the Supreme Court is another political football to toss around based on which party is in power.

If they can legislate more Justices I assume the next step following that would be to legislate fewer - and at the same time doctor the rules on who stays on to pack it with your own partisans. Until the next majority flip where the game starts all over again.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:01:35pm
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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:02:06pm

re: #143 Charles Johnson

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Did Mexico pay for it?

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:03:18pm

re: #143 Charles Johnson

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From what I undertand, it’s not very hard to go in or out of that area, so the wall isn’t really very effective at anything other than making the Seattle Police look foolish.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:04:19pm

re: #143 Charles Johnson

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the man’s a loon

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:04:32pm

re: #145 nines09

And a meme is born.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:05:30pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:05:47pm

wapo:

Philip Bump: “For all of the valid criticism President Trump has faced during his time in office, his ability to be effective is constrained by one recurring problem.”

“Someone keeps hiring staffers who Trump thinks are terrible.”

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:06:11pm

re: #142 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m gone for an hour and all of a sudden Matt Gaetz has a possibly phony brown son in a situation with serious homosexual undertones.

Fucking 2020, man.

Life comes at ya fast.

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:06:12pm

Well Charles, when it comes to dealing with assholes with similar names, you’re in good company:

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:06:23pm

re: #150 Charles Johnson

“DAVES NOT HERE!”

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electrotek  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:06:53pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:07:11pm

She’s in business with Chuck C. Johnson, but she’s playing dumb about knowing anything about him.

“Chuck? Who’s Chuck? Nobody named Chuck here!”

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:07:30pm

re: #149 Eclectic Cyborg

Bingo.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:08:08pm

what is going on here?

A new Data for Progress/Civiqs poll in Kentucky finds Charles Booker (D) now leading Amy McGrath (D) in the Democratic U.S. Senate primary, 44% to 36%.

The winner of next week’s primary will face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) in November.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:08:42pm

Now she says I’m “continually harassing” her.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:09:24pm

re: #145 nines09

Those little candy ice cream cones they are holding are made by Jelly Belly and Amazon will sell you a one pound bag and no i do not have a problem with eating too many of them I am actually very successful at eating too many of them

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:09:53pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:09:59pm

re: #151 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

Let me guess. He thinks they’re terrible because they don’t kiss his ass all the time and DARE to tell him things he does NOT want to hear?

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:10:23pm

re: #160 Jebediah, RBG

Cool.

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:11:03pm

re: #143 Charles Johnson

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Somebody must have shown him this:

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:11:06pm

For all those wondering, this is my pool boy, er, son Jerome. We share no blood but he is my life. He came from Cuba (legally, of course) six years ago and lives with me in California…

I am so proud of him and raising him has been the best, most rewarding thing I’ve done in my life.

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William Lewis  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:11:13pm

After trying a few more things in the new photo software, is this one better than the one I posted downstairs?

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lawhawk  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:11:33pm

re: #145 nines09

Waiting for the inevitable Nestor Carbonell reference.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:12:01pm

you’re claiming you knew all about this and it is you who brings this ‘awareness’ to the world?

“nobody had ever heard of it”
nobody??
wow

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:13:08pm

Man, this latest Gaetz thing has me putting most of my cash of “he’s stupid and just invented the story whole cloth using the one person he had multiple photos with.”

But another part of me is making a small sidebet that this is the kid that lures teenage girls to Matt’s house for parties.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:14:04pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:14:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:15:43pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:16:38pm

re: #158 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

what is going on here?

That phenomenon we see occasionally in Dem politics whenever there’s a wild swing in public opinion: The “corporate” Dem is losing ground to the “progressive” Dem, as party members stop worrying about winning the race and start thinking that the race is theirs to lose and go for broke.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:17:08pm

re: #156 Charles Johnson

She’s in business with Chuck C. Johnson, but she’s playing dumb about knowing anything about him.

“Chuck? Who’s Chuck? Nobody named Chuck here!”

Liars always want you to take them at their word. Even if their word has been shown to be shit in the past.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:17:46pm
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jaunte  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:18:24pm

re: #169 The Ghost of a Flea

“We share no blood” is a weird way of saying adoption is a regular way to expand your family.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:19:13pm

re: #158 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

what is going on here?

Polls in Kentucky are often inaccurate. But it is a Democratic primary, and Booker is having a moment due to being a leader in the Taylor/Floyd protests, which McGrath shied away from.

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:20:43pm

re: #166 William Lewis

After trying a few more things in the new photo software, is this one better than the one I posted downstairs?

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IMO, contrast on the earlier one was better. House popped a little more.

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retired cynic  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:20:44pm

Before the pandemic, top contractor received billions from government to help prepare the nation for biowarfare, WaPo

A long read, but worth it. This is something our knock-wood new administration needs to look into ASAP. Along with a zillion other things. Not only has this corp sucked up many anti-biowarfare solutions by buying other companies, it has become virtually the sole supplier of such to the government. It has then raised prices by multiples, and employs many lobbyists to keep themselves the sole supplier. And suddenly it has gotten a huge grant to set up a facility to produce the new COVID-19 vaccine, when available. I thought Bill Gates was doing that at his expense? Suddenly these folks get nearly a billion to do the same thing? grrrrr

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:21:21pm

“Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.” - Roger A. Caras

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:21:46pm

See what happened when Obama made it legal to import Cubans again!?!?

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:22:11pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:23:07pm

re: #172 Charles Johnson

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the mailing address looks like a ups store

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Eventual Carrion  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:23:08pm

re: #172 Charles Johnson

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Stop Charles, he can’t breath.

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William Lewis  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:25:08pm

re: #178 Eventual Carrion

IMO, contrast on the earlier one was better. House popped a little more.

Thanks for the look. Capture One is quite different from what I’m used to using so I’m still trying to both figure it out and if it’s for me or not.

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:25:29pm

re: #177 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Polls in Kentucky are often inaccurate. But it is a Democratic primary, and Booker is having a moment due to being a leader in the Taylor/Floyd protests, which McGrath shied away from.

That, and her “I would have voted for Kavanaugh” isn’t playing well with the base in the state.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:26:37pm
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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:26:55pm

Did I say he’s a loon?

President Trump told the Wall Street Journal that coronavirus testing is “overrated” and claimed that some Americans may be wearing masks to signal disapproval of him — not as a preventative measure.

He added: “I personally think testing is overrated, even though I created the greatest testing machine in history.”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:27:08pm

re: #168 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

you’re claiming you knew all about this and it is you who brings this ‘awareness’ to the world?

“nobody had ever heard of it”
nobody??
wow

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Oh FFS. My white, Confederacy-loving 7th grade Texas history teacher used to wax eloquent over Juneteenth and the wonderful barbecue/picnic celebrations the local black folks would have in Mackenzie Park. This would have ca. 1945.
In fact, these celebrations continue to this day, still in Mackenzie Park, and they really are pretty good.

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gwangung  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:27:12pm

re: #186 Belafon

That, and her “I would have voted for Kavanaugh” isn’t playing well with the base in the state.

From what I can tell, he’s actually a decent candidate. And McGrath’s centrist moves really are kinda cringe-y.

But I wouldn’t know who’d be the better candidate in the fall, to be honest…

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:28:06pm

I’m like 75% joking with that last post, but my “this will turn out to have creepy dimensions” sense is tingling.

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:28:22pm

This is why it’s so hard to elect and keep Senate Dems in red states, that the party tries to play to national politics and then ends up losing the race in November because the candidate who plays well in the blue cities gets annihilated in the red rural districts.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:28:41pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:30:10pm

re: #190 gwangung

From what I can tell, he’s actually a decent candidate. And McGrath’s centrist moves really are kinda cringe-y.

But I wouldn’t know who’d be the better candidate in the fall, to be honest…

Truth is neither of them have much of a shot at beating McConnell. Sure he’s unpopular, but he’s always unpopular. And Trump is still popular here. That is why I encouraged people to donate to candidates with a better shot at winning, like in Iowa and Georgia.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:30:58pm
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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:31:26pm

With all the Twitter pile-on, I expect Matt to double (maybe triple) down on the lunacy by day’s end.

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jimmyvluv4u  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:32:20pm
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EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:32:46pm

re: #186 Belafon

That, and her “I would have voted for Kavanaugh” isn’t playing well with the base in the state.

What kind of stupid shit is that coming from a candidate in a D primary? I haven’t been following KY- Senate, but that’s just idiotic.

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:33:05pm

re: #189 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Oh FFS. My white, Confederacy-loving 7th grade Texas history teacher used to wax eloquent over Juneteenth and the wonderful barbecue/picnic celebrations the local black folks would have in Mackenzie Park. This would have ca. 1945.
In fact, these celebrations continue to this day, still in Mackenzie Park, and they really are pretty good.

The man is just brazen in how he unapologetically lies and brags

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gocart mozart  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:35:44pm
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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:36:00pm

re: #195 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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Well, there’s some consistency in wanting to blame Obama for his predecessor’s mess and credit Trump for his predecessor’s accomplishments.

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:36:21pm
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EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:36:24pm

re: #199 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

The man is just brazen in how he unapologetically lies and brags

Oblivious more than brazen, I think. Trump’s narcissism is such that his thoughts and especially his feelings are his only reality.

This is where nonsense like the Juneteenth stuff comes from. For Trump there is absolutely no difference between him learning a new fact (for a few seconds at least) and the entire universe learning about that.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:36:30pm

re: #198 EPR-radar

What kind of stupid shit is that coming from a candidate in a D primary? I haven’t been following KY- Senate, but that’s just idiotic.

She quickly realized her mistake and reversed herself last year. rollcall.com

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lawhawk  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:37:33pm

re: #182 goddamnedfrank

Boxey!

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EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:37:50pm

re: #204 NO SMOCKING GUN!

She quickly realized her mistake and reversed herself last year. rollcall.com

Thanks for the info. At least she didn’t double down on that nonsense.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:38:00pm

re: #200 gocart mozart

YASSSSS.

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Dave In Austin  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:38:21pm
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Belafon  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:39:04pm

re: #206 EPR-radar

Thanks for the info. At least she didn’t double down on that nonsense.

Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply it was during the primary. But has opened her up to being charged with willing to follow the GOP.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:39:07pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:39:21pm

re: #204 NO SMOCKING GUN!

She quickly realized her mistake and reversed herself last year. rollcall.com

That’s good. I know she’s in a tough spot. I’m probably going to donate to Cunningham in NC honestly and the congressional primary winner in Va-5.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:41:38pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:42:58pm

Like, one possible creepy vector is that this is “true” but then there’s a thought process in which his “son” is around him and even becomes a page but never named his son….

The mostly likely reason that a calculation was made that Gaetz can’t be a public figure with an (R) after his name and have a close emotional bond with found family who is a young non-white man, because the implications of gay-ness and brown-ness.

I mean, that’s not a sexy scandal, but it represents something fucked up and gnarled that Gaetz would subdivide himself while the younger man takes on a bunch of roles in his proximity.

And dropping all this now is just fucking skeevy.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:43:29pm

re: #196 Teddy’s Person

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:43:50pm

re: #212 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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even though it took a day and however many views got by, this is an extraordinary statement about one of the two major party presidential campaigns

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:45:20pm

re: #214 Dr Lizardo

Nestor Galban, a House Page, and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, visited Attorney General Bondi. Nestor enjoyed meeting Luke.

myfloridalegal.com

About halfway down.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:46:18pm
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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:48:05pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

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That doesn’t set my siren off at all.

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Kilroy was here  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:50:25pm

Matt Gaetz has a ward? Holy crap he Batman!

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:50:44pm

Man. She is a piece of work.

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Mike Lamb  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:51:27pm

re: #217 Charles Johnson

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That’s also textbook Chuck—like the time he rushed up on the woman Lewandoski assaulted and her husband; the husband pushed him; and he whined about being assaulted.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:56:42pm
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gocart mozart  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:59:12pm
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BeachDem  Jun 18, 2020 • 12:59:27pm

re: #171 gocart mozart

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:02:20pm

Dr. Samantha Whiteside, a Tulsa emergency physician, writing in Tulsa World:

“As a physician, my oath is to do no harm, and to sit silently on this matter feels wrong. I was raised in a conservative, pro-life, Southern Baptist household and continue to have these values today with my own family.”

“It’s not about President Trump. For me, it doesn’t matter if the rally is for a Republican, Democrat or Queen Elizabeth herself. It’s a terrible idea.”

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:03:15pm
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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:03:58pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:06:39pm

Last string, from early this morning (forgot to hit “Post It”)

re: #201 Patricia Kayden

In my briefly caffeine-deprived state, I read that as “Lloyd’s slave market.”

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:06:56pm

Like, I can understand wanting to protect someone from scrutiny if you’re a public figure.

Fuck, I’m incredibly guarded about exposing people and I’m not any kind of famous.

But…simultaneously keeping someone around and making them part of your job and talking about them but only claiming them as “family” to make a poorly-constructed riposte in a political argument.

No buffering with irony or hyperbole, this bothers me. Whatever the actual configuration turns out to be, these are gross, unhealthy people who largely see people as means, not ends.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:06:59pm

re: #130 NO SMOCKING GUN!

11% of blacks approve of Trump? Not buying it.

And 4% is “Dems”. Not buying that either.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:12:12pm

re: #197 jimmyvluv4u

She is getting dragged hard for this. LOL

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Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:12:44pm

re: #229 The Ghost of a Flea

Like, I can understand wanting to protect someone from scrutiny if you’re a public figure.

Fuck, I’m incredibly guarded about exposing people and I’m not any kind of famous.

But…simultaneously keeping someone around and making them part of your job and talking about them but only claiming them as “family” to make a poorly-constructed riposte in a political argument.

No buffering with irony or hyperbole, this bothers me. Whatever the actual configuration turns out to be, these are gross, unhealthy people who largely see people as means, not ends.

well they’re sure willing to watch a whole bunch of people die from the virus

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:14:13pm

We’re all in agreement that there will be news reports in two weeks time reporting on a cluster of Covid cases traced to Trumps hate rally, right?

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:14:34pm

re: #229 The Ghost of a Flea

Like, I can understand wanting to protect someone from scrutiny if you’re a public figure.

Fuck, I’m incredibly guarded about exposing people and I’m not any kind of famous.

But…simultaneously keeping someone around and making them part of your job and talking about them but only claiming them as “family” to make a poorly-constructed riposte in a political argument.

No buffering with irony or hyperbole, this bothers me. Whatever the actual configuration turns out to be, these are gross, unhealthy people who largely see people as means, not ends.

This.

I can’t help but think that keeping his son private/secret was more about the reaction from his Republican colleagues. Fine. We’re all pretty used to Republican hypocrisy. But after 6 years of protecting his privacy, he uses his son to “win” an argument and score political points, which makes Matt a bigger asshole than I previously thought.

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lawhawk  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:14:38pm

re: #233 Eclectic Cyborg

We’re all in agreement that there will be news reports in two weeks time reporting on a cluster of Covid cases traced to Trumps hate rally, right?

So say we all.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:14:44pm
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Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:17:07pm

re: #227 Charles Johnson

Notice how Gaetz almost let slip “son”, or another word that begins with “s”.

“As you guys can see, I’ve got my s..helper….Nestor here, I’m at my parent’s house…..”

This is hinky as hell. This is seriously weird shit and I suspect we’re seeing a major scandal in the making, watching it in real-time.

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retired cynic  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:17:19pm

In Artist Adrian Brandon’s Incomplete Portraits, A Year of Life Equals One Minute of Color, This is Colossal.

When Adrian Brandon starts to color a portrait, he sets a timer. For his rendering of Breonna Taylor, the clock is set to 26 minutes—for George Floyd, 46 minutes, for Tony McDade, 38, and for Aiyana Stanley Jones, just seven. “When the alarm sounds, I am hit with a wave of emotions ranging from anger, to deep sadness, to hopelessness, to feeling lucky that I am still here,” he says.

The Brooklyn-based artist is working on Stolen, a series of partially filled-in depictions of Black people murdered by police. Each portrait remains incomplete as Brandon only colors one minute for each year of the subject’s life before it was cut short. …

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mmmirele  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:17:42pm

re: #43 nines09

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:18:07pm

re: #233 Eclectic Cyborg
I’d give them three, but a cluster may pop up within a week.

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goddamnedfrank  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:18:09pm
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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:20:53pm

re: #237 Dr Lizardo

Notice how Gaetz almost let slip “son”, or another word that begins with “s”.

“As you guys can see, I’ve got my s..helper….Nestor here, I’m at my parent’s house…..”

This is hinky as hell. This is seriously weird shit and I suspect we’re seeing a major scandal in the making, watching it in real-time.

That was even weirder?

I’m not jumping to conclusions right now but this is a real bizarre deal so far..

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:22:13pm

I think this guy is right - when I listened to that a couple more times, it sounds like Gaetz said, “I’ve got my si…helper…Nestor here…” and that “s” sound fits nicely with “significant other”. He caught himself at the last second.

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Teukka  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:22:33pm

re: #241 goddamnedfrank

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Mattand  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:22:43pm

re: #222 goddamnedfrank

Uh…. yeah… so i didn’t know dude was single.

So Matt Gaetz—a 31 year old single guy—adopts a 12 year old from Cuba and then keeps him a secret until he decides to deploy the kid like some sort of Afro-Cuban Pokémon????

WHAT

Jesus, I just popped in here to see what was up in the news.

What fucking fresh hell have I stumbled into now?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:23:22pm

I for one would be totally not surprised to find out Gaetz was gay.

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:24:01pm

I don’t think they let you adopt if you have multiple DUIs.

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Mattand  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:24:05pm

re: #193 Charles Johnson

For all those wondering, this is my son Nestor. We share no blood but he is my life.

I am so proud of him.

He’s got your family’s chlorophyl.

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b.d. (Follow science, survive and vote!)  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:24:17pm

All Gaetz is missing is an underground pizza parlor to make the Q prophecy complete.

//

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:24:18pm
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EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:25:15pm

re: #243 Dr Lizardo

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I think this guy is right - when I listened to that a couple more times, it sounds like Gaetz said, “I’ve got my si…helper…Nestor here…” and that “s” sound fits nicely with “significant other”. He caught himself at the last second.

If so, that’s a lot better than sl…, which is where my dirty mind was going with this.

But even so, this is likely to be a spectacular scandal, since the probability of Gaetz being a pedo and it being within the statute of limitations (if any) is rapidly approaching 100%.

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:27:26pm
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Belafon  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:28:04pm

I refuse to speculate until we know more, but I do think he needs to be asked more questions about this adopted son who turned up out of nowhere.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:29:21pm

re: #252 jaunte

ARRRRRRGHHHHH.

Make the stupid stop….

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:31:27pm

re: #251 EPR-radar

If so, that’s a lot better than sl…, which is where my dirty mind was going with this.

But even so, this is likely to be a spectacular scandal, since the probability of Gaetz being a pedo and it being within the statute of limitations (if any) is rapidly approaching 100%.

Spectacular scandal is an understatement.

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:31:34pm

re: #254 Eclectic Cyborg

“That’s some catch, that Catch-22.”

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:32:07pm
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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:33:52pm

A palate cleanser.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:34:42pm

re: #252 jaunte

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To be honest, if they observe rational safety procedures, they won’t need as much relief money. /GOP logic.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:35:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:36:40pm

I also had questions when Ted Nugent “adopted” his teenager…

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:36:42pm
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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:40:56pm

LOL

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:42:44pm

re: #263 makeitstop

I wonder what other phrases might trigger that.

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makeitstop  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:42:46pm

It’s like somebody threw a match into a box of fireworks, this thing is going off in every direction.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:42:55pm
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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:43:59pm

re: #239 mmmirele

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:45:20pm

WTH? What are the police hiding?

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austin_blue  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:45:50pm

re: #245 Mattand

Jesus, I just popped in here to see what was up in the news.

What fucking fresh hell have I stumbled into now?

Wierdness and bad craziness.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:47:16pm

re: #266 Charles Johnson

Well, it can’t be that Trump is an incompetent, so it must be that he’s some kind of Lovecraftian thing that drives each of them mad in a particular way that makes them utterly shit at their job.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:47:59pm

re: #268 Patricia Kayden

WTH? What are the police hiding?

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They don’t want it known just how many bad apples are in that barrel.

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BeachDem  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:48:32pm

Heh

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:51:11pm

re: #145 nines09

Those guys couldn’t be more homoerotic of they tried.

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Dr Lizardo  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:53:12pm

Time to call it a day. The horrific, lunatic wackiness of 2020 continues apace - have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:53:24pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:53:31pm

He just wants DACA recipients to have the “closure” of knowing that someday, ICE goons will be coming for them.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:54:37pm

I remember in about 2012, the assembled Lizardoids caught a pedo perv in real time right here on the site. Can’t find it in the search, but the guy was a regular. He invited some other regulars to take a look at some of his innocuous political files. In the process, they discovered semi-nude and intentionally erotic photos of prepubescent boys. The culprit dismissed it but Charles banned him for life.

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austin_blue  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:54:58pm

re: #273 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Those guys couldn’t be more homoerotic of they tried.

Nestor and The Molester?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 1:56:35pm

re: #277 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I remember in about 2012, the assembled Lizardoids caught a pedo perv in real time right here on the site. Can’t find it in the search, but the guy was a regular. He invited some other regulars to take a look at some of his innocuous political files. In the process, they discovered semi-nude and intentionally erotic photos of prepubescent boys. The culprit dismissed it but Charles banned him for life.

I remember that.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:00:18pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:01:27pm

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stpaulbear  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:01:30pm

LOLOLOLOL!!1! at WaPo byline:

“Trump must reach out to black voters. His Tulsa rally is the place to start.”
By Marc A. Thiessen

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:01:51pm

Holy moly! Came up with this during my search:

LGF Pages, January 31 2011.

Trump Hints at 2012 Run

“My friends from China said to me just recently — they didn’t know that I might be thinking about running for president — we cannot believe how stupid your politicians are to allow us to get away with what we’re getting away with.

“They thought they were talking to me as a business guy and they were all laughing and smiling. We are a laughing stock throughout the world.”

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teleskiguy  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:03:37pm

How about some serious angulation?

Instagram

#tbt back when every turn was any elbow turn, free ride helmets could be race helmets and my hair was shoulder length. #istbtstillathing #elbowturns #dragginknucks #SHRED. #gs #started45thisday #TechnicallyFun #mullets

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:04:54pm

re: #283 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The original source story is still up:
Trump: Mideast Explosion Could Destroy OPEC, Lower Oil Prices

He also complains that the United States is a “laughing stock” throughout the world — and confirms that he is seriously considering running for president in 2012.

Asked directly about a possible run, Trump tells Newsmax: “I’m thinking about it. I’m looking at what’s happening with this country and frankly, it’s very sad. I see what’s happening left and right, how we’re being abused by other nations, and I don’t like it. I don’t like what’s happening with jobs. I am seriously thinking about it.”

Trump says if he does run it will be as a Republican and not as a third party candidate, and explains why he would run.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:04:55pm

re: #282 stpaulbear

LOLOLOLOL!!1! at WaPo byline:

Yeah he’s off to a great start there by acting like he’s why people know Juneteenth.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:05:11pm

re: #138 goddamnedfrank

Guys, let’s not get ahead of ourselves with wild theories.

The most likely explanation is that Matt Gaetz is unbelievably goddamned stupid and thought this shit was a super fucking clever way to cover up his idiocy from yesterday.

Just layers of dumb on dumb on dumb on dumb.

Nope…given the fact that he prefaced his tweet with “For all of those wondering…”

He’s trying to get ahead of something not-so-flattering-about-him becoming public soon.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:08:38pm

re: #277 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I remember in about 2012, the assembled Lizardoids caught a pedo perv in real time right here on the site. Can’t find it in the search, but the guy was a regular. He invited some other regulars to take a look at some of his innocuous political files. In the process, they discovered semi-nude and intentionally erotic photos of prepubescent boys. The culprit dismissed it but Charles banned him for life.

MikeySDCA. Used to post lots of links to cracked.com.

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teleskiguy  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:09:18pm

Carson Griffith padlocked her account after I sent this tweet.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:09:49pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:10:02pm

re: #158 Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)

what is going on here?

Amy has had some serious missteps

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:10:07pm

re: #288 A Three Hour Tour

MikeySDCA. Used to post lots of links to cracked.com.

Yeah he really didn’t interact much. Just posted Cracked articles. I regularly read Cracked on my own in 2012 so I never engaged with Mikey.

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:10:26pm

re: #282 stpaulbear

LOLOLOLOL!!1! at WaPo byline:

Trump kicking off the restart of his campaign with a rally that he had to be shamed to moving back a day from Juneteenth, in a city that saw the worst incident of racial violence in the nation’s history almost a century ago, really shows that he is looking to reach out to black voters.

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danarchy  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:11:01pm

re: #287 Backwoods_Sleuth

Nope…given the fact that he prefaced his tweet with “For all of those wondering…”

He’s trying to get ahead of something not-so-flattering-about-him becoming public soon.

I thought that was just in reference to his floor spat with Rep. Richmond

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:11:18pm

re: #290 Patricia Kayden

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Or “is on suspension pending termination.”

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EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:13:19pm

re: #294 danarchy

I thought that was just in reference to his floor spat with Rep. Richmond

This may end up being the second greatest self-own of all time, if Gaetz’s attempt to deal with that argument uncovers a real scandal.

The greatest self-own of all time is provisionally assigned to Trump, for winning the presidency in 2016.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:13:53pm

Okay what the fuck happens tomorrow? A sitting member of Congress gets outed as a Klan member?

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:14:41pm

re: #297 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Okay what the fuck happens tomorrow? A sitting member of Congress gets outed as a Klan member?

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:14:45pm

re: #297 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Okay what the fuck happens tomorrow? A sitting member of Congress gets outed as a Klan member?

That would only be surprising if it isn’t a Republican.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:15:34pm

re: #299 Targetpractice

That would only be surprising if it isn’t a Republican.

Ha fair enough.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:17:37pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:21:03pm

re: #301 Patricia Kayden

It definitely is. And you see it in how they act in regards to Europe. Trump is chummy with Farange, LePen, Orban, the German AFD(a neo-fascist and Nazi party), and others.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:21:36pm

re: #180 Teddy’s Person

Hi Teddy!! ((((Scritch scritch kiss kiss))))

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:23:36pm

re: #297 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Okay what the fuck happens tomorrow? A sitting member of Congress gets outed as a Klan member?

Gets arrested for cannibalism.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:24:22pm

re: #304 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Gets arrested for cannibalism.

Who do you is the most likely cannibal in the GOP caucus? Louie Gohmert looks to me the type that would be curious to try human flesh.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:24:32pm

Trump keeping his poor health in the news. According to the White House website, the speech was about 30 minutes. He was at West Point for a total of 3 hour (from touchdown to liftoff) according to the presidential daily schedule. According to Weather Underground, the high that day was 73 and it was partly cloudy.

In a new interview with The Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump went out of his way, unprompted, to defend himself for struggling to walk down a ramp after the commencement address at West Point, a moment that led to widespread mockery and speculation about his physical health.

“So I’m going to go real easy. So I did. And then the last 10 feet I ran down,” said Trump. “They always stop it just before I ran, they always stop it. So, I spent three hours between speeches and saluting people and they end up, all they talked about is ramp … If you would have seen this ramp, it was like an ice skating rink. So I’m the only one that can happen.”

“I mean, here I spent three hours on stage, the sun pouring in and I saluted 1,106 cadets, and that’s not easy,” Trump added. “Even the general said, That’s amazing. Other presidents would never have been able to do it. Because usually they do the first 10. They do 10 honor rolls, and then they go home. I stayed there for hours. And what do I do? I get publicity about walking down a ramp. And does he have Parkinson’s? I don’t think so.” Source: Raw Story

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:25:37pm

Maybe I’m being unfair. If Matt Gaetz is gay and his relationship with this young man started when Nestor was of legal age, then Matt doesn’t deserve many of the attacks he’s being subjected to. It’s certainly difficult being a closeted Republican; in his district it’s probably enough to get you primaried. Perhaps it’s enough to lose the November election against a Democrat.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:26:39pm

re: #246 Eclectic Cyborg

I for one would be totally not surprised to find out Gaetz was gay.

Many years ago I knew an over-the-top self-destructive drunk who’d toss himself down a flight of stairs for a laugh. When he finally came out, the destructive drinking stopped.
I’ve got no love for Gaetz, but if that fits him too, I hope he finds his way out of it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:28:05pm

re: #194 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Truth is neither of them have much of a shot at beating McConnell. Sure he’s unpopular, but he’s always unpopular. And Trump is still popular here. That is why I encouraged people to donate to candidates with a better shot at winning, like in Iowa and Georgia.

so so popular

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:28:07pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:30:35pm

re: #309 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

so so popular

By here, he means Kentucky, his state. Unfortunately I’d probably have Kentucky in my last ten states that I’d expect to go Democratic. Maybe if Trump got caught bashing coal mines, Biden might have a shot and even then?

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:30:48pm

re: #250 Eric The Fruit Bat

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But if either of you can get up to the speed of light, you energy

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:31:14pm

re: #310 Eclectic Cyborg

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Ivanka: But daddy, if we decouple from China they’ll take back my trademarks.

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Patricia Kayden  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:31:21pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:32:21pm

re: #190 gwangung

From what I can tell, he’s actually a decent candidate. And McGrath’s centrist moves really are kinda cringe-y.

But I wouldn’t know who’d be the better candidate in the fall, to be honest…

LGF’s 25LiberalThighs (close?), who lives and teaches in Lexington, is voting for Booker.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:33:23pm

re: #307 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe I’m being unfair. If Matt Gaetz is gay and his relationship with this young man started when Nestor was of legal age, then Matt doesn’t deserve many of the attacks he’s being subjected to. It’s certainly difficult being a closeted Republican; in his district it’s probably enough to get you primaried. Perhaps it’s enough to lose the November election against a Democrat.

Considering how his party has repeatedly scapegoated LGBT people having rights to get their base out, nah I can’t feel bad for the guy. I mean if part of his past drunken behavior is because he’s in the closet? Then I honestly do feel a little bad for him but he’s been one of the most obnoxious pricks in his party’s caucus exempting his stopped clock moment defending Rep Hill which I think is counterbalanced by his acting like a complete shithead about the masks and Covid in general. Plus look at how he originally used this. He used his Cuban-American whatever Nestor really is to him to dismiss a criticism of him being racist which is complete clownshit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:34:28pm

re: #315 Barefoot Grin

LGF’s 25LiberalThighs (close?), who lives and teaches in Lexington, is voting for Booker.

That’s why I don’t contribute to out of state primaries; the locals should make that decision. That doesn’t mean they are right but I don’t know what issues and personalities are important to them.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:34:32pm

re: #268 Patricia Kayden

WTH? What are the police hiding?

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I hope those records go into reliable third-party custody right now.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:34:33pm

F#ck Moscow Mitch

WASHINGTON — Justin Walker epitomizes the conservative judicial project. He became a federal judge at 37 with no trial experience and sterling right-wing credentials. Eight months later, he has been promoted to the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, a frequent feeder to the Supreme Court.

Walker’s confirmation Thursday by a Senate vote of 51 to 42 puts President Donald Trump one shy of his 200th judicial confirmation, which is teed up for next week. It’s a number not achieved by any president at this stage in four decades. Source: NBC News

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:35:05pm

re: #318 Jebediah, RBG

I hope those records go into reliable third-party custody right now.

Yeah, I’m sure even if they can’t be destroyed they could still be conveniently “misplaced” for years.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:35:16pm

re: #315 Barefoot Grin

LGF’s 25LiberalThighs (close?), who lives and teaches in Lexington, is voting for Booker.

Yeah I saw Smith say that the other day. I get McGrath’s in a tough spot. Booker doesn’t sound like a bad guy. Just a guy that has gotten more attention lately due to what’s going on. It’s gonna take a lot to beat McConnell.

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teleskiguy  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:35:28pm
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aatharuv  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:37:14pm

re: #290 Patricia Kayden

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Hopefully, that will include, he is no longer employed. Of course the thing they won’t say is why such a person managed to get into DHS in the first place.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:40:08pm

re: #319 Teddy’s Person

F#ck Moscow Mitch

This ultimately will be a big part of Trump’s legacy and it’s going to be with me for the rest of my life. So many of these judges are unqualified or simply the worst of right wing hacks or of course a lot of both in Walker here. It will though be interesting since Justice Roberts, a Bush appointee did notably rebuff Justice Kavanaugh, a Trump appointee in the DACA decision so maybe some these guys will find themselves a minority in the federal judiciary. I’m definitely intrigued by what Biden will do with the judiciary.

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A Three Hour Tour  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:40:44pm

re: #323 aatharuv

Hopefully, that will include, he is no longer employed. Of course the thing they won’t say is why such a person managed to get into DHS in the first place.

You don’t HAVE to be a virulently unhinged racist to be hired by the DHS, CIS, CBP, or ICE, but it probably helps.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:41:03pm

re: #309 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

so so popular

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In Kentucky, Trump is still +17. I think the only thing he could do to lose the state is piss on the Kentucky Wildcats logo.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:41:14pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:41:30pm

So what if Gaetz is gay? So what if he was in the closet? The man’s 38 and it’s 2020, so being a total douchebag is a choice and not something forced upon him. If the only way he could be elected to Congress from his district was to hide who he truly is, then perhaps he needs to consider either a career change or a change of location.

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steve_davis  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:41:37pm

re: #103 nines09

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are you suggesting that gaetz likes his pages bent over?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:41:59pm

re: #317 Hecuba’s daughter

That’s why I don’t contribute to out of state primaries; the locals should make that decision. That doesn’t mean they are right but I don’t know what issues and personalities are important to them.

I’m trying to focus somewhat within states that I either have a personal connection with like Pennsylvania where I still have a lot of extended family or North Carolina or Kentucky that border my own state. I’m leaning towards donating to Cunningham in North Carolina because I see some similarities between what North Carolina might be experiencing than what Virginia did politically.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:42:53pm

re: #326 NO SMOCKING GUN!

In Kentucky, Trump is still +17. I think the only thing he could do to lose the state is piss on the Kentucky Wildcats logo.

Didn’t he win every county? Kentucky is long lost to the Democrats in the Presidential elections. Amazes me to think that Clinton I believe won it twice.

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:43:26pm

re: #326 NO SMOCKING GUN!

In Kentucky, Trump is still +17. I think the only thing he could do to lose the state is piss on the Kentucky Wildcats logo.

That wouldn’t hurt him in Louisville.

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Alephnaught  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:43:36pm

I’ve just found out that the first digitally recorded album was a) released in 1972 in Japan, and b) is on Youtube.

Steve Marcus + Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media ‎– Something (1972)

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:43:43pm

re: #323 aatharuv

Hopefully, that will include, he is no longer employed. Of course the thing they won’t say is why such a person managed to get into DHS in the first place.

They’re everywhere.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:44:27pm

re: #268 Patricia Kayden

WTH? What are the police hiding?

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My sister lived next to a cop in Chicago. He invited her to a bar he regularly attended, and even though they didn’t date, she was welcomed there when she went. I went with her a couple of times. It’s pretty great to be a white guy with an “in”; you hear the kind of shit you would imagine hearing. The neighbor one day was headed to his shift as I was trying to start my truck, which clearly needed a jump. He pulled right over and gave me a charge. It was a day that protesters were out (can’t remember why). The marchers were led by a police vehicle. Neighbor told me about the firepower the cop in the rear of the SUV had and said, “I’d love to mow those fuckers down.” See—nice!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:44:53pm

re: #331 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Didn’t he win every county? Kentucky is long lost to the Democrats in the Presidential elections. Amazes me to think that Clinton I believe won it twice.

Only because Perot was on the ballot.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:45:31pm

The CEO of Chick-Fil-A offers a solution to America’s racism.

Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy says it’s time to find strangers and “shine their shoes” to combat racism in the U.S.

Source: Washington Times (not linking because, Washington Times)

JFC

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:45:43pm

re: #334 jaunte

They’re everywhere.

Yep. I know a number of racists where I work. They don’t publicize their views much either on social media or at the office for obvious reasons, but it’s obvious what their beliefs are.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:46:23pm

re: #336 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Only because Perot was on the ballot.

Never thought of Perot being popular in Kentucky. Always thought his appeal was more rust belt. One of my grandmother’s brothers voted for him because he didn’t like Bill on NAFTA.

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jaunte  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:46:25pm

re: #338 Eclectic Cyborg

Everywhere, and simmering with resentment they don’t feel free to be open about it.

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:46:33pm

re: #337 Teddy’s Person

The CEO of Chick-Fil-A offers a solution to America’s racism.

JFC

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Belafon  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:47:21pm

re: #328 Targetpractice

So what if Gaetz is gay? So what if he was in the closet? The man’s 38 and it’s 2020, so being a total douchebag is a choice and not something forced upon him. If the only way he could be elected to Congress from his district was to hide who he truly is, then perhaps he needs to consider either a career change or a change of location.

The only weirdness of all of this is his story, which seems to have come out of nowhere to counter the reaction to his statements toward another congressman.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:47:44pm

re: #337 Teddy’s Person

The CEO of Chick-Fil-A offers a solution to America’s racism.

JFC

It’s “wash their feet”, read the Bible 4head.////

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:49:45pm

re: #337 Teddy’s Person

The CEO of Chick-Fil-A offers a solution to America’s racism.

JFC

I usually don’t do the food boycott thing but I am glad I do generally avoid eating there unless it’s when my niece insists on it. But I don’t eat much fast food in general anymore and funnily enough a lot of fast food CEOs tend to be right wing assholes. Saw that Wendy’s, who actually is probably one of the few fast food chains I like gave some money Trump’s way. I’d rather eat at one of my local places. I’ll pay a little more but I’ll eat more healthy and the money is going to a better place.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:50:19pm

re: #339 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Never thought of Perot being popular in Kentucky. Always thought his appeal was more rust belt. One of my grandmother’s brothers voted for him because he didn’t like Bill on NAFTA.

Kentucky had a lot of blue collar manufacturing jobs. Perot got about 14% in 92 and 9% in 96.

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teleskiguy  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:50:48pm
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stpaulbear  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:55:38pm

re: #322 teleskiguy

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:56:36pm

Trump just spouted off one bizarre claim after another in a Wall Street Journal interview — here are the highlights

2.) Trump says he hired John Bolton to make foreign leaders fearful that he’d go to war with them unless they gave him what he wanted.

“The only thing I liked about Bolton was that everybody thought he was crazy,” Trump explained. “When you walk into the room with him, you’re in a good negotiating position, because they figure you’re going to war if John Bolton was there.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:57:42pm

re: #345 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Kentucky had a lot of blue collar manufacturing jobs. Perot got about 14% in 92 and 9% in 96.

Oh okay. I always thought coal mining and that was it. But then again Louisville is a pretty big city. Top 50 population I wanna say?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:57:50pm

re: #348 Teddy’s Person

Trump just spouted off one bizarre claim after another in a Wall Street Journal interview — here are the highlights

So John “Nuke ‘em all, let God sort ‘em out” Bolton was, in fact, hired expressly to be Trump’s attack dog, and got fired when he didn’t immediately make the desert glow. This … definitely tracks.

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:58:08pm

re: #348 Teddy’s Person

Trump just spouted off one bizarre claim after another in a Wall Street Journal interview — here are the highlights

A past president tried that strategy, portraying himself as a crazed loony so that when the diplomats started up negotiations, they could use the uncertainty of what the guy at the top would do to (in theory) receive more favorable results.

That president was Richard Nixon.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:58:16pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 2:59:29pm

re: #351 Targetpractice

A past president tried that strategy, portraying himself as a crazed loony so that when the diplomats started up negotiations, they could use the uncertainty of what the guy at the top would do to (in theory) receive more favorable results.

That president was Richard Nixon.

Nixon actually had credibility to do that. Trump is still learning that Kashmir isn’t just a Led Zeppelin song that he heard at a strip club.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:01:30pm
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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:01:57pm

re: #350 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

re: #351 Targetpractice

re: #352 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

On Nov. 8, 2016 (well really early morning on Nov 9), I knew Trump would be bad but didn’t have enough of an imagination to envision the depth of his badness.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:02:36pm

re: #353 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Nixon actually had credibility to do that. Trump is still learning that Kashmir isn’t just a Led Zeppelin song that he heard at a strip club.

I thought Kashmir was The Clash. ///

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:02:59pm

re: #263 makeitstop

LOL

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Charles, Google can’t give you shit about “Fuck Trum now. See, that’s how you unsubscribe!

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Targetpractice  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:03:22pm

re: #354 Charles Johnson

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Stop, my penis can only get so erect.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:07:30pm

re: #349 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Oh okay. I always thought coal mining and that was it. But then again Louisville is a pretty big city. Top 50 population I wanna say?

#29, according to Wikipedia

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:07:39pm

re: #355 Teddy’s Person

On Nov. 8, 2016 (well really early morning on Nov 9), I knew Trump would be bad but didn’t have enough of an imagination to envision the depth of his badness.

It’s just. You knew he was ignorant. You knew he was corrupt. You knew he was vindictive. You knew he was unqualified. But when you actually experience it as we all have, it just can’t simply be described. I totally expect when I’m older, I will have people ask me about what the Trump presidency was like and I’m going to be like you had to live it to believe it. I just hope that the Presidency can have dignity to it restored after this. I don’t want to sound all high and mighty about the Presidency, a flawed institution before Trump but the President of the United States is supposed to mean something. And this clown. Yeah I gladly have gone out of my way to tell everyone I meet from another country who asks me if I voted for him to tell them not just no but hell no.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:08:05pm

re: #357 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Charles, Google can’t give you shit about “Fuck Trum now. See, that’s how you unsubscribe!

Is that seriously what the problem was?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:11:19pm

re: #360 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s just. You knew he was ignorant. You knew he was corrupt. You knew he was vindictive. You knew he was unqualified. But when you actually experience it as we all have, it just can’t simply be described. I totally expect when I’m older, I will have people ask me about what the Trump presidency was like and I’m going to be like you had to live it to believe it. I just hope that the Presidency can have dignity to it restored after this. I don’t want to sound all high and mighty about the Presidency, a flawed institution before Trump but the President of the United States is supposed to mean something. And this clown. Yeah I gladly have gone out of my way to tell everyone I meet from another country who asks me if I voted for him to tell them not just no but hell no.

It really is as though the last 4 years have been written as a very dark comedy. Utterly surreal.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:12:43pm

re: #360 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s just. You knew he was ignorant. You knew he was corrupt. You knew he was vindictive. You knew he was unqualified. But when you actually experience it as we all have, it just can’t simply be described. I totally expect when I’m older, I will have people ask me about what the Trump presidency was like and I’m going to be like you had to live it to believe it. I just hope that the Presidency can have dignity to it restored after this. I don’t want to sound all high and mighty about the Presidency, a flawed institution before Trump but the President of the United States is supposed to mean something. And this clown. Yeah I gladly have gone out of my way to tell everyone I meet from another country who asks me if I voted for him to tell them not just no but hell no.

I think Trump is the culmination of two specific attitudes toward government and the presidency promoted by Republicans (and too many Democrats). The government should be run like a business and the idea that the president has to be someone you’d grab a beer with.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:13:56pm

re: #278 austin_blue

Nestor and The Molester?

Nestor and Chester.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:14:30pm

re: #363 Teddy’s Person

I think Trump is the culmination of two specific attitudes toward government and the presidency promoted by Republicans (and too many Democrats). The government should be run like a business and the idea that the president has to be someone you’d grab a beer with.

I’ll add that I’d love to have a beer with Obama. Not because he’s some ordinary Joe but because smart men turn me on.

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sagehen  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:16:06pm

re: #349 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Oh okay. I always thought coal mining and that was it. But then again Louisville is a pretty big city. Top 50 population I wanna say?

Land of beautiful horses and fast women.

Also, bourbon.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:16:12pm

re: #304 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Gets arrested for cannibalism.

Before or after he/she writes a best-selling cook book?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:16:27pm

re: #362 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It really is as though the last 4 years have been written as a very dark comedy. Utterly surreal.

Yeah I mean I laugh at Trump’s ignorance as much as the rest. Just last night, I laughed about the Finland and Russia thing that came out of Bolton’s book. But it’s also got me thinking about how much damage has he done to our reputation abroad? How much leverage has he given tyrants like Erodgan, Xi, or Putin? The story that he was willing to drop charges against the Erodgan linked guys was alarming to me because it illustrates to me how Trump sees both foreign policy and the federal criminal justice system. He thinks foreign policy is all “deals” and that the federal prosecutors work for simply for him. This man. He has no concept of American liberal democracy. I think that really is what separates him from what other including some really bad Republican presidents like Nixon, Reagan, and Bush.

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EPR-radar  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:16:48pm

re: #363 Teddy’s Person

I think Trump is the culmination of two specific attitudes toward government and the presidency promoted by Republicans (and too many Democrats). The government should be run like a business and the idea that the president has to be someone you’d grab a beer with.

I see Trumpism more as the natural end-point of movement conservatism as a whole. For example, there is no pathology in Trump that is not dominant in the Republican Party.

Casual malice, bigotry, aggressive stupidity, endemic corruption, seeking power only to rule, and total commitment to lying as the only form of political communication are all as distinctive for Republicans as they are defining for Trump.

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Jack Burton  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:16:59pm

re: #365 Teddy’s Person

I’ll add that I’d love to have a beer with Obama. Not because he’s some ordinary Joe but because smart men turn me on.

He’s definitely someone I’d like to talk to about heavy things in a relaxed setting myself.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:17:37pm

re: #356 Teddy’s Person

I thought Kashmir was The Clash. ///

Common mistake. Their big hit was “Rock The Cash Bar.”

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:17:39pm
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Jack Burton  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:20:11pm

re: #372 Charles Johnson

The only plus to them hiding in the dark web is I can’t picture 90% of the Fox News audience being about to figure out WTF Tor is.

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:20:19pm

because I am always so up to date, this is from the tread before the last thread:

re: #63 Targetpractice

Ayep. And it took over a dozen women before people began to even entertain the possibility that there might be something to the allegations.

If I recall correctly, it still didn’t get any real traction til a dude (Hannibal Buress - big props to him for persisting) started talking about it . I guess cuz women are always so, you know, hysterical or whatever. What sexism?

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William Lewis  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:22:00pm

re: #366 sagehen

Land of beautiful horses and fast women.

Also, bourbon.

Ah Tom T Hall…

Tom T. Hall - Faster Horses (The Cowboy and The Poet)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:22:42pm

re: #295 Targetpractice

Or “is on suspension pending termination the investigation that will never happen.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:23:44pm

re: #313 Teddy’s Person

Ivanka: But daddy, if we decouple from China they’ll take back my trademarks.

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wrenchwench  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:24:37pm

That ‘Jump to bottom’ button works better than ever.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:25:56pm

re: #361 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Is that seriously what the problem was?

I don’t know exactly what was the offensive part and Google doesn’t tell you, because they want it to be as fucking stressful as possible, I guess. But I didn’t change anything in the post, just turned off the display of comments, and they lifted the violation pretty quickly.

I suspect it was the “Fuck Trump” comments because those would be right at the top, but I don’t know for sure. All I know is the comments were the reason for the policy violation.

It’s total fucking bullshit is what it is. And it’s listed as “MUST FIX,” so I’d have to remove all the ad code just for that page if I wanted it to keep it intact and show the comments. Which would be a problem because that post was actually generating more traffic than usual right then, and that’s probably why they flagged it.

This comes on top of recent payout cuts that have reduced the ad revenue here by a factor of 10. Seriously. It’s almost not worth it to deal with this kind of crap from these autocratic Silicon Valley fuckheads.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:25:59pm

re: #363 Teddy’s Person

I think Trump is the culmination of two specific attitudes toward government and the presidency promoted by Republicans (and too many Democrats). The government should be run like a business and the idea that the president has to be someone you’d grab a beer with.

Yeah I’ve heard both of those for a long time. Romney was fond of echoing the former and W Bush was the poster child for the latter. I think government has a positive role to play in our greater society. The big problem with Trumpism is I think this rise of cult of personality in American politics. Obviously it’s not new but it’s the “Me alone” attitude that Trump promoted and to another extent it’s what greatly alienated me about Sanders’ style of campaign too. I really like that Biden is a career legislator. He understands how important the independence of the branches of government are to each other. I always thought that separation of powers was among the Founders’ greatest legacy. But tbh with Trump, I don’t even get what’s likable about him. Bush I could see it. And I never thought Romney’s business experience was practical to running a country. Running a country is totally different than running a business. I hope I enver hear that again after Trump “businessman” and W Bush (MBA) have led the nation to two recessions.

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Jack Burton  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:26:00pm

As an IT security person. The Dark Web is a strange and interesting place. Not everything there is shady, but if you *have* to go there to do whatever it is you are doing, it’s probably illegal and/or morally reprehensible.

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danarchy  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:28:47pm

re: #372 Charles Johnson

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If they have 10 days to transfer their domain to another registrar I doubt they will go down at all unless network solutions plans to somehow stay the registrar of record for that domain and just not allow it to be used.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:32:09pm

re: #369 EPR-radar

I see Trumpism more as the natural end-point of movement conservatism as a whole. For example, there is no pathology in Trump that is not dominant in the Republican Party.

Casual malice, bigotry, aggressive stupidity, endemic corruption, seeking power only to rule, and total commitment to lying as the only form of political communication are all as distinctive for Republicans as they are defining for Trump.

I think it’s this ever increasing of executive power that has happened over the years since 9/11 along with Obama’s win I think was this huge shocker to conservative America. I mean I know a lot rank and file Republicans never really liked McCain that much but Obama beating him and then Obama winning again. Obama’s only the second Democrat ever to get 50% of the vote both times guys. He won and he won impressively. I think if anything defines Obama-Biden style liberalism, it’s an openness to people that have not been in our society. Obama is by far the most liberal president we’ve ever had on nonbelievers, religious minorities, LGBT people, etc. And I think that legacy continues with Joe.

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William Lewis  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:34:34pm

re: #381 Jack Burton

As an IT security person. The Dark Web is a strange and interesting place. Not everything there is shady, but if you *have* to go there to do whatever it is you are doing, it’s probably illegal and/or morally reprehensible.

Or simply illegal in the nation you’re in. Say certain religious groups in the PRC, or an ethnic group in Turkey…

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Jay C  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:38:00pm

re: #383 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I think if anything defines Obama-Biden style liberalism, it’s an openness to people that have not been in our society. Obama is by far the most liberal president we’ve ever had on nonbelievers, religious minorities, LGBT people, etc. And I think that legacy continues with Joe.

Yeah, but if one thing a Trump Presidency has taught us, it’s that this is considered a bug, not a feature (or in some cases “fatal error”) to a lot more of the electorate than we would like to think.

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nines09  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:38:12pm
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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:38:41pm

re: #380 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah I’ve heard both of those for a long time. Romney was fond of echoing the former and W Bush was the poster child for the latter. I think government has a positive role to play in our greater society. The big problem with Trumpism is I think this rise of cult of personality in American politics. Obviously it’s not new but it’s the “Me alone” attitude that Trump promoted and to another extent it’s what greatly alienated me about Sanders’ style of campaign too. I really like that Biden is a career legislator. He understands how important the independence of the branches of government are to each other. I always thought that separation of powers was among the Founders’ greatest legacy. But tbh with Trump, I don’t even get what’s likable about him. Bush I could see it. And I never thought Romney’s business experience was practical to running a country. Running a country is totally different than running a business. I hope I enver hear that again after Trump “businessman” and W Bush (MBA) have led the nation to two recessions.

I worked at the IRS in the 1990s, and upper management certainly thought they could run the place like a business. One way this manifested was in the procurement process. Basically, they didn’t want to follow the rules. One day a couple of colleagues roped me into helping them with some procurement paperwork for their project. They wanted to award a no-bid contract to a company that was courting our director. I filled out and printed the forms then handed them to my colleagues. They looked over the paperwork and told me I needed to sign it. There was a statement that said the signing party vouched for the information and explanation of why this should be a no-bid contract. I told them I wouldn’t sign it because I didn’t think it was true. They stomped off in a huff but really couldn’t argue with me.

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Charles Johnson  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:39:32pm

Rage Furby associate Carson Griffith waited about an hour, then set her account to private.

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Jack Burton  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:40:00pm

re: #384 William Lewis

Or simply illegal in the nation you’re in. Say certain religious groups in the PRC, or an ethnic group in Turkey…

Definitely true. I should have clarified if you are in the US and hosting something there that you cannot elsewhere.

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Decatur Deb  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:42:21pm

re: #332 Belafon

That wouldn’t hurt him in Louisville.

Or Tennessee.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:43:04pm

re: #390 The Pie Overlord!

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Yum, blueberry pie is one of my favorites.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:43:27pm

re: #385 Jay C

Yeah, but if one thing a Trump Presidency has taught us, it’s that this is considered a bug, not a feature (or in some cases “fatal error”) to a lot more of the electorate than we would like to think.

Absolutely.

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William Lewis  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:44:14pm

re: #389 Jack Burton

Definitely true. I should have clarified if you are in the US and hosting something there that you cannot elsewhere.

Admittedly that is best case scenario and what the US Navy had in mind when they started the Onion Router forex.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:47:18pm

re: #390 The Pie Overlord!

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Yummy.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:47:36pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:55:55pm

re: #305 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Who do you is the most likely cannibal in the GOP caucus? Louie Gohmert looks to me the type that would be curious to try human flesh.

He’s a pretty good candidate but whoever it is would simply be continuing an old Republican tradition, as evinced by renowned 19th century Colorado cannibal Alferd Packer:

“Legend has it that Judge Melville B. Gerry of Lake City , a Democrat, pronounced sentence upon Packer this way: ‘You voracious man-eating son of a bitch, there was seven Democrats in Hinsdale County and you ate five of them. God damn you! I sentence you to be hanged by the neck until you are dead, Dead, DEAD, as a warning against reducing the Democratic population of Hinsdale County. Packer, you Republican cannibal, I would sentence you to Hell but the statutes forbid it.’”

Alas, the story appears to be just a legend, but it’s a fact that there are still very few Democrats in Hinsdale County.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:57:54pm

re: #331 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Didn’t he win every county? Kentucky is long lost to the Democrats in the Presidential elections. Amazes me to think that Clinton I believe won it twice.

No, trump did not

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 18, 2020 • 3:59:39pm

re: #375 William Lewis

Was my 374 offensive?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:01:12pm

re: #398 Backwoods_Sleuth

No, trump did not

Okay good.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:01:49pm

This made me chuckle.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:03:13pm

re: #361 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Is that seriously what the problem was?

I funny know but once Charles turned off the comments, Google was happy. Go figure.

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Teddy's Person  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:04:40pm

Trump rage tweeting in 5, 4, 3,…

404
jaunte  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:05:08pm
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jaunte  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:07:05pm

Imagine someone “playing games with the Court to achieve the policy outcomes he desires.”

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Jebediah, RBG  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:09:18pm

re: #404 jaunte

Maybe Ted should challenge Roberts to wrestle Ron Perlman.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:11:58pm

re: #388 Charles Johnson

Rage Furby associate Carson Griffith waited about an hour, then set her account to private.

Gee, I wonder why…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:13:23pm

re: #403 Teddy’s Person

Trump rage tweeting in 5, 4, 3,…

[Embedded content]

Fuck me.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:13:26pm

re: #402 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I funny know but once Charles turned off the comments, Google was happy. Go figure.

Laaaaaaaame.

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austin_blue  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:14:36pm

re: #390 The Pie Overlord!

[Embedded content]

Nom nom nom.

Did you bake enough for everybody? Will were be Mexican vanilla ice cream?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:16:43pm

re: #390 The Pie Overlord!

Blueberry Pie! One of my top 5 favorite pies!!!! (Cherry, Apple, Strawberry Rhubarb, Mincemeat, Blueberry, in no particular order except Cherry is first)

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austin_blue  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:21:08pm

re: #405 jaunte

Imagine someone “playing games with the Court to achieve the policy outcomes he desires.”

Says the US Senator born in Canada to a father born in Cuba.

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Barefoot Grin  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:22:48pm

re: #381 Jack Burton

As an IT security person. The Dark Web is a strange and interesting place. Not everything there is shady, but if you *have* to go there to do whatever it is you are doing, it’s probably illegal and/or morally reprehensible.

That’s a little like what a kindly old person from church told me about college before I went and I said to myself as I gave my best pious face “fuck yes!” So, how do I find this…dark web? /////////

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Acemarilllion  Jun 18, 2020 • 4:31:27pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6MbPWzIFUk

Anthem for the weekend?

No idea how to embed, lol.


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