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We have a juicy — yet pathetic — new detail today about the work Trump’s fixer Michael Cohen did for the Orange Oligarch.

You know how Donald Trump rants continuously about how polls are “rigged” against him?

Well, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal today, there definitely was some poll rigging going on in the last election.

By Donald Trump and his fixer.

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s former “fixer” Michael Cohen said Thursday that he paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls at “the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump.

Cohen was responding to a report in The Wall Street Journal that he paid John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions LLC, between $12,000 and $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, including “trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Mr. Trump’s favor” and creating a Twitter account called “@WomenForCohen” that “praised (Cohen’s) looks and character, and promoted his appearances and statements boosting” Trump’s candidacy.

In making the claim, Gauger told the paper he wasn’t fully paid for the work, though the Journal said Cohen was reimbursed $50,000 — the amount the two originally agreed on for Gauger’s services — by the Trump Organization. Gauger, according to the paper, also received a boxing glove “worn by a Brazilian mixed-martial arts fighter” along with the cash payment.

The truly pathetic part of this is that Trump and Cohen were trying to stack online polls — those meaningless, non-scientific, for-fun-only polls that anyone on the internet can vote in. And apparently, they failed at it, despite spending five figure amounts.

But wait! It gets even more pathetic.

Then, during the campaign, Cohen asked Gauger to create a Twitter account called @WomenForCohen. The account, which is still online though has not had a fresh post since 2016, claims in its bio to be run by “women who love and support Michael Cohen. Strong, pit bull, sex symbol, no nonsense, business oriented and ready to make a difference!”

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:15:19am
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lawhawk  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:17:01am

The poll rigging stuff is hilariously awful, but the criminal act is the money laundering and way that all this was paid for by the Trump campaign.

It was the money going from campaign to Trump org to Cohen to the Liberty U tech guy.

It was the purposeful attempt to mislead about the source of the funds. It was about masking intentions. It was about failing to report the expenditures to the FEC.

Those are federal felonies we’re talking about.

Trump and his cronies will try to claim that this was just some accounting error or paperwork foulup, but that’s absolutely and indisputably a bogus response here. These are the actions of a crime syndicate that ignores policy and protocol and thinks money can just be moved around without consequences.

And if it was happening with his campaign, you know it was happening with his businesses too - which is why they’re always under audit. He’s running a house of cards that will collapse under its own weight as tax authorities try to unwind what he’s doing.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:18:50am
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Joe Bacon ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:19:53am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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He’s just begging Nancy to smack him down again.

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William Lewis  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:22:08am

OT whining

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:25:25am

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:25:34am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

There’s a separation of powers issue he’s going to lose big time.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:25:51am
“…Lawmakers make official trips abroad to confer with foreign officials, to visit U.S. military operations and to oversee projects funded by the U.S. government, among other things.

Congress does not pay for its own flights. Under a Korean War-era statute that was updated in the 1970s, the Treasury Department is directed to pay* for congressional trips overseas from whatever funds it has available. Congress does not have to approve spending for its foreign travel each year, and there is no set dollar limit.”
usatoday.com

* how is this by discretion of the president?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:26:25am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:26:36am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Just how badly he’s going to lose is the only question that’s worth asking now.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:28:00am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:28:01am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

I can already hear the RW gloating about how Trump just “owned” Pelosi.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:30:13am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Nancy very mean to me. Won’t invite me to House so I can give MAGA speech. What can I do?

Aide 1: ….

Aide 2: How about…..

Aide 3: Can’t Mitch just invite us from Senate?

Aide 1: No.

Aide 2: Hey, Nancy is scheduled to travel to Egypt….

Great! Give me my Twitter phone!

Aide 3: Wait, I don’t know if we can…..

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:30:18am

re: #2 lawhawk

The poll rigging stuff is hilariously awful, but the criminal act is the money laundering and way that all this was paid for by the Trump campaign.

It was the money going from campaign to Trump org to Cohen to the Liberty U tech guy.

It was the purposeful attempt to mislead about the source of the funds. It was about masking intentions. It was about failing to report the expenditures to the FEC.

Those are federal felonies we’re talking about.

Trump and his cronies will try to claim that this was just some accounting error or paperwork foulup, but that’s absolutely and indisputably a bogus response here. These are the actions of a crime syndicate that ignores policy and protocol and thinks money can just be moved around without consequences.

And if it was happening with his campaign, you know it was happening with his businesses too - which is why they’re always under audit. He’s running a house of cards that will collapse under its own weight as tax authorities try to unwind what he’s doing.

once, twice maybe

a pattern over a long period of time, er, maybe there’s an acronym for that….

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:31:20am
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MsJ  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:31:48am

This was my take.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:31:51am

re: #5 William Lewis

OT whining

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:32:20am
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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:33:41am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:34:20am

re: #19 jaunte

Well, for him it is, of course.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:34:21am

no, it’s completely o/t

YouTube

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:38:02am

re: #15 jaunte

I’m gonna bet the leak was for Trump’s benefit.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:38:19am

Donnie is still losing. This pathetic attempt to troll President Pelosi is proof.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:38:37am

Christ, this loser is just flailing away and it’s not working. At. All.

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MsJ  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:39:26am

re: #6 Charles Johnson

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:39:28am

re: #24 Myron Falwell

Christ, this loser is just flailing away and it’s not working. At. All.

Getting back at mom by hiding the car keys.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:40:00am

re: #22 Belafon

I’m gonna bet the leak was for Trump’s benefit.

It might have, but if the trip was already canceled, the benefit is zero.

And he still has no SOTU ego massage.

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mmmirele  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:40:16am

“Rigged polls”! Whatever the short-fingered vulgarian says other people have done, he’s actually done it.

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:40:47am

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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And it wasn’t some official letter from one of his underlings that he could at least say was their decision, it was his passive-aggressive pettiness he just plastered on Twitter for all to so.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:40:53am

re: #15 jaunte

She [President Pelosi] had already told media that she wasn’t going earlier this morning due to the shutdown. All this means is she really, really got to him on the SotU
— Stephen Andrew (@SAndrewDKos) January 17, 2019

Donnie sucks so bad that he can’t even successfully troll someone. Donnie clowns himself yet again.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:40:54am

re: #26 Belafon

Getting back at mom by hiding the car keys.

When the car was already at the shop to be worked on and she had another keyfabe on her person.

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MsJ  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:41:51am

re: #17 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:43:01am

This would also seem to confirm that the whole “THEY WENT TO PUERTO RICO TO PARTY!!!” bullshit is going nowhere besides just furthering the rage burnout of the base.

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:44:18am

re: #16 MsJ

This was my take.

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Speaking of Facebook…I posted this in response to one of your comments in the last thread. Of course I didn’t realize there was a new thread because I got too many things going on to keep up.

- - -

I’m still reading that Time article that was linked in a tweet up thread.

Like it states: Zuckerberg and Sandberg live in a bubble. They can’t see past their own noses and success. So arrogant they can’t even imagine how their great service could be used to hurt democracy.

These people aren’t real. They are artificial intelligence. Computers with some proper information would have known better.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:44:23am

re: #32 MsJ

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Joe Bacon ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:44:45am

re: #18 Charles Johnson

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Of course the New York Times just did that!

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:45:37am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:45:53am

Good. Subpoena and jail Neilsen for lying.

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Sir John Barron  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:45:55am

re: #30 Dr. Matt

Donnie sucks so bad that he can’t even successfully troll someone. Donnie clowns himself yet again.

MAGA POTUS TOTALLY OWNED PELOSI SO BUSTED!

“What about the SOTU?”

Uh, yeah, Outrageous! But, but

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:46:04am

re: #17 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

Did you get a flu shot?

That is how it starts. Please be well.

You too William!

Watch that shit.

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sagehen  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:48:11am

re: #33 Targetpractice

This would also seem to confirm that the whole “THEY WENT TO PUERTO RICO TO PARTY!!!” bullshit is going nowhere besides just furthering the rage burnout of the base.

In case anyone didn’t know…

They were in Puerto Rico for the opening stand of the new Hamilton touring company, Lin-Manuel personally reprising his role for six weeks, as a fund-raiser for the island because THEY STILL DON”T HAVE ELECTRICITY!!!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:48:21am

re: #33 Targetpractice

This would also seem to confirm that the whole “THEY WENT TO PUERTO RICO TO PARTY!!!” bullshit is going nowhere besides just furthering the rage burnout of the base.

Yup. The well is drying rapidly.

Either they are fucking oblivious to reality, or they totally know this and are poised to have a massive collapse under their own hubris.

Hell, it’s probably both.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:49:03am

The Twitter account Michael Cohen paid for himself.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:49:35am

re: #37 jaunte

Congratulations, Trump, you just played yourself.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:51:38am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:52:14am

re: #43 Charles Johnson

The Twitter account Michael Cohen paid for himself.

“I can’t believe this website is free.”

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:52:25am
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Sir John Barron  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:53:29am

re: #45 jaunte

“What was it I just signed?”

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:54:24am
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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:54:29am
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lawhawk  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:55:13am
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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:55:46am

When you paid someone — paying for a fan account … on a free social media website — an account that calls you “a pit bull,” “no nonsense” and “a sex symbol”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:55:50am

Trump believes online polls. That’s why Cohen wanted to rig them.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:55:52am

Lawfare:

“…it does not seem unreasonable to think that, absent further indicia of disruptive effects, Congress’s power to travel abroad for investigative purposes overrides the Pentagon’s restrictions, such that lawmakers can continue to visit places like Afghanistan and Iraq to examine and hold the president accountable for U.S. military operations. Lynch’s proposed amendment to the 2019 NDAA did not make it into the bill passed on Thursday by the House of Representatives, but it will be worth watching for other developments in this area.”
lawfareblog.com

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Sir John Barron  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:56:11am

re: #51 lawhawk

Everything is fine. Everything is f

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Sir John Barron  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:57:31am

re: #52 Myron Falwell

When you paid someone — paying for a fan account … on a free social media website — an account that calls you “a pit bull,” “no nonsense” and “a sex symbol”

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The Twitters is free?

Just wait till I catch the guy I paid to set up my account….

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:58:35am

The question of whether or not Dipshit has the power to cancel this trip is secondary to the reality that the visitation to Afghanistan was being kept secret until he threw his latest temper tantrum. He has potentially endangered the woman who is second in line to the presidency in a petty attempt to get back at her for denying him his ego-stroking session.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 11:58:36am
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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:00:26pm

re: #58 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m sure Trump’s executive minions will be happy to emulate federal workers and go without a salary.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:00:44pm

re: #45 jaunte

Or they made it look like a joke as an act of sabotage. It’s possible, not like Trump can actually read…

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ericblair  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:00:55pm

re: #54 jaunte

“…it does not seem unreasonable to think that, absent further indicia of disruptive effects, Congress’s power to travel abroad for investigative purposes overrides the Pentagon’s restrictions, such that lawmakers can continue to visit places like Afghanistan and Iraq to examine and hold the president accountable for U.S. military operations.

Congress is supposed to be a co-equal branch of government. This should be a no-brainer. Congress shouldn’t have to be kowtowing to the Executive to have security clearances for their staff, either. The congressional Republicans were happy enough to abandon all these powers, either being scared of Trump’s base or abandoning their own responsibilities to second-guess and throw rocks at Obama.

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:01:04pm

re: #58 Blind Frog Belly White

“The new budget authorizes all funding except white house plumbing.”

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gwangung  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:01:26pm

re: #41 sagehen

In case anyone didn’t know…

They were in Puerto Rico for the opening stand of the new Hamilton touring company, Lin-Manuel personally reprising his role for six weeks, as a fund-raiser for the island because THEY STILL DON”T HAVE ELECTRICITY!!!

Apparently they want Democratic leadership to be as neglectful as Republican leadership.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:01:40pm

re: #52 Myron Falwell

Who in the fuck still uses the word “sex symbol”? Are we in 1979 again?

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:02:10pm

re: #61 ericblair

Congress is supposed to be a co-equal branch of government. This should be a no-brainer. Congress shouldn’t have to be kowtowing to the Executive to have security clearances for their staff, either. The congressional Republicans were happy enough to abandon all these powers, either being scared of Trump’s base or abandoning their own responsibilities to second-guess and throw rocks at Obama.

Forget supposed. They are, and any action taken by Trump to restrict Congress is a violation of the constitution.

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ericblair  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:02:18pm

re: #62 Belafon

“The new budget authorizes all funding except white house plumbing.”

Except wifi and cellular service.

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:03:00pm

re: #358 Unshaken Defiance

Who was it that we used to see start updinging from the top of the thread, slowly working through until caught up. Was it SFZ?

I don’t know who SFZ is, but I do that.

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:03:46pm

This is what happens when you don’t plan out your pettiness:

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:05:45pm

re: #58 Blind Frog Belly White
Lol he dun fucked himself up more than we realized

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:06:18pm

re: #68 Targetpractice

This is what happens when you don’t plan out your pettiness:

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:07:02pm

re: #67 Anymouse ??

I don’t know who SFZ is, but I do that.

SFZ refers to a former LGF poster who went by the handle SanFranciscoZionist.

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:09:10pm

re: #70 jaunte

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If the answer is “Yes,” then Donny’s pettiness has just handicapped his own admin.

If the answer is “No,” then he’s just furthered the perception that this is a retaliatory measure rather than a security one.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:10:22pm

re: #72 Targetpractice

If the answer is “Yes,” then Donny’s pettiness has just handicapped his own admin.

If the answer is “No,” then he’s just furthered the perception that this is a retaliatory measure rather than a security one.

Clearly not the best and the brightest.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:10:59pm

In a normal administration, the President would figure out if he had the power to do something BEFORE he tried to do it.

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Joe Bacon ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:11:11pm

Don’t you just love all this winning????????

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:12:11pm
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Interesting Times  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:13:33pm
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Skip Intro  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:14:51pm

re: #75 Joe Bacon ??

Don’t you just love all this winning????????

Until the government opens up again, Trump is winning.

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:15:54pm

The base will love this as “getting back” at Pelosi for her disrespect towards Donny.

Everybody else? Either going to see it as further pettiness or just roll their eyes and turn the page.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:16:49pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:17:03pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:17:16pm

re: #78 Skip Intro

Until the government opens up again, Trump is winning.

In a technical sense. He’s 100% lost this but refuses to admit defeat, thereby making the forthcoming loss even more damaging and devastating for him

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Skip Intro  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:17:29pm

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:18:52pm

re: #81 Blind Frog Belly White

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The question yesterday was why Trump seemed to have gone silent.

The answer appears to have been “He was looking for some way to ‘get back’ at Pelosi for showing him up with the SOTU letter.”

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William Lewis  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:27:00pm

re: #40 ObserverArt

Did you get a flu shot?

That is how it starts. Please be well.

You too William!

Watch that shit.

Yes, got my vaccination from the VA last fall. I get it every year working in the Hospitality industry.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:27:03pm

Trump is now just throwing everything but the kitchen sink at this.

His speech last Tuesday didn’t work.

His trip to Texas didn’t work.

His racist tweets on Monday didn’t work.

He’s lost the SOTU, an outright damaging hit for a narcissist like him.

His attempt to play to his base non-stop is not even working, said base is crumbling.

His belittling of Pelosi isn’t working, she holds all the cards and isn’t folding, and she’s now enjoying a resurgence in popularity after years and years of demonization by the GOP.

And now this attempt to get back at Pelosi won’t work and will actually backfire on him in spectacular fashion.

It’s breathtaking to see an outright implosion like this in real-time.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:27:53pm
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lawhawk  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:28:21pm

re: #86 Myron Falwell

And Putin loves the chaos his campaign against the West has wreaked in the US and UK and EU and NATO and the Middle East.

He couldn’t have planned a better outcome had he tried. It’s succeeded beyond his wildest imagination.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:28:36pm

Geography break:

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:29:22pm

re: #87 Charles Johnson

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Of course not. It just happened to come the day after her letter.

As she was preparing to board a plane.

And is likely to be spun as only covering trips by Dems overseas, while allowing his cabinet members to keep globetrotting at taxpayer expense.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:29:35pm

this is just pathetic

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:30:03pm

re: #32 MsJ

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:31:48pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:33:11pm

(long string of expletives withheld)

vox.com
Trump tried to illegally withhold disaster relief money from Puerto Rico
Trump’s handling of his one big external crisis remains terrifying.

Deliberate animus shown by the Chief Poser in our insidiocracy.

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:33:12pm

And we know how this script goes: Huckaboo will try to claim that this was not a call by Trump but a “recommendation” sent to him, only for the agency thrown under the bus to leak “No, we were told to do this by the White House,” which will only further the humiliation.

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Lidane  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:33:23pm

Sorry for the OT, but this is fucking brilliant. Whoever created this ad campaign deserves a raise:

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:34:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:34:47pm
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ericblair  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:35:24pm

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

this is just pathetic

Stock photo/model-ish profile picture, exactly as many retweets as responses by other bots, and looks like almost exactly four times as many likes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:35:51pm

re: #99 ericblair

Stock photo/model-ish profile picture, exactly as many retweets as responses by other bots, and looks like almost exactly four times as many likes.

and the moron retweets it

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:35:58pm

re: #50 Targetpractice

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Who signs their name so that it takes up the entire bottom of a letter?

Trump, that’s who.

I need to be seen!

So needy.

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:37:19pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:37:36pm

re: #88 lawhawk

And Putin loves the chaos his campaign against the West has wreaked in the US and UK and EU and NATO and the Middle East.

He couldn’t have planned a better outcome had he tried. It’s succeeded beyond his wildest imagination.

Putin had to have known Trump was/is a moron who would crater his own administration and a whole political party for the sheer hell of it.

It wasn’t the plan, but it was an obvious bonus.

Trump pissing off the military, state department, intel community and the Democrats — even with, and especially by, this stunt — is the equivalent of kicking a hornets nest with a bare foot.

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lawhawk  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:38:30pm

re: #89 jaunte

The Great Salt Lake area is a very interesting place to visit if you haven’t had a chance. Antelope Island has its own bison population too. Also, not too far from there is Promontory UT, where the Golden Spike NHS is located commemorating the Transcontinental railroad.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:38:36pm
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:38:48pm

re: #32 MsJ

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:40:45pm
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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:41:13pm

re: #82 Myron Falwell

In a technical sense. He’s 100% lost this but refuses to admit defeat, thereby making the forthcoming loss even more damaging and devastating for him

It’s a Pyrrhic victory; he just hasn’t figured it out yet.

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:41:31pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

I didn’t know there were that many Democrats in the House. //

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:42:22pm

re: #104 lawhawk

A few years ago I helped one of my daughters drive from Tacoma to New Mexico, and I planned the route through Wendover and Salt Lake City just so I could see it, but we didn’t have much time for exploring. I’d like to go back.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:42:41pm

re: #107 Charles Johnson

”Whadda you mean I can’t delete the letter and retweet it without Egypt?”

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KGxvi  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:43:08pm

re: #38 Myron Falwell

Good. Subpoena and jail Neilsen for lying.

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Impeach Trump and every single one of his Senate confirmed appointees, bar all of them from ever holding office again.

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:43:28pm

re: #108 Anymouse ??

It’s a Pyrrhic victory; he just hasn’t figured it out yet.

“A pyro victory? You mean like mine over California?”

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:44:45pm
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mmmirele  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:45:12pm

re: #89 jaunte

Geography break:

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Thank you! Nice to see an animation of how Lake Bonneville emptied 15,000 B.P.

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lawhawk  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:47:11pm

SMOTI weighs in…

Dumbass.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:50:04pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:50:26pm

re: #108 Anymouse ??

It’s a Pyrrhic victory; he just hasn’t figured it out yet.

Thing is, who’s going to tell him? Or is Brian Kilmeade going to have to break the news to him that it’s all over?

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:50:30pm

The White House is back to “Nancy won’t let the Dems negotiate!,” which they might think makes her look like the “bad guy” but really only further shows how powerless Donny is that he can’t get anything done because of a woman he’s spent so much time belittling telling him to eat shit.

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:50:45pm

re: #51 lawhawk

There is a whole bunch of conservaderp in that thread; more people who don’t understand things such as “congressional oversight” and “constitution” and “putting Congressional leaders at risk” and “Trump’s an idiot.”

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:50:47pm

re: #74 Eclectic Cyborg

In a normal administration, the President would figure out if he had the power to do something BEFORE he tried to do it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:50:54pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:51:56pm

re: #74 Eclectic Cyborg

In a normal administration, the President would figure out if he had the power to do something BEFORE he tried to do it.

I’m not sure how we’ll be able to live with a functioning, competent administration staffed with adults.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:52:20pm

re: #116 lawhawk

SMOTI weighs in…

Dumbass.

SMOTI, a gay man with health problems who votes against his own best interests to pwn the libs.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:52:27pm

re: #103 Myron Falwell

Putin had to have known Trump was/is a moron who would crater his own administration and a whole political party for the sheer hell of it.

It wasn’t the plan, but it was an obvious bonus.

Trump pissing off the military, state department, intel community and the Democrats — even with, and especially by, this stunt — is the equivalent of kicking a hornets nest with a bare foot.

It’s like the Argentinian junta figuring they could get away with the Falklands invasion because the Left in Britain would be against any military action. They badly miscalculated. A tinpot military dictatorship occupying a territory inhabited by British subjects enraged the Left at least as much as the Right.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:52:29pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:52:48pm

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

Goddam it, he keeps fucking owning himself

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:53:14pm

re: #94 Unshaken Defiance

(long string of expletives withheld)

Deliberate animus shown by the Chief Poser in our insidiocracy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:53:22pm
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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:53:32pm

re: #82 Myron Falwell

In a technical sense. He’s 100% lost this but refuses to admit defeat, thereby making the forthcoming loss even more damaging and devastating for him

he’s the black knight

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:54:26pm

re: #126 jaunte

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Aides look for way to help their boss get petty revenge, end up doing it in the most obviously petty fashion, but will insist it’s totally a legit move.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:54:35pm

Why it look like Dems have upper hand?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:54:37pm
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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:56:20pm

re: #123 Myron Falwell

I’m not sure how we’ll be able to live with a functioning, competent administration staffed with adults.

When that happens, Republicans will complain about too much government.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:56:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:57:24pm

it’s been 6 hours and he still hasn’t fixed it

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:57:43pm

re: #86 Myron Falwell

Trump is now just throwing everything but the kitchen sink at this.

His speech last Tuesday didn’t work.

His trip to Texas didn’t work.

His racist tweets on Monday didn’t work.

He’s lost the SOTU, an outright damaging hit for a narcissist like him.

His attempt to play to his base non-stop is not even working, said base is crumbling.

His belittling of Pelosi isn’t working, she holds all the cards and isn’t folding, and she’s now enjoying a resurgence in popularity after years and years of demonization by the GOP.

And now this attempt to get back at Pelosi won’t work and will actually backfire on him in spectacular fashion.

It’s breathtaking to see an outright implosion like this in real-time.

takes a stable genius - after all only he can fix it

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 12:58:04pm

re: #132 jaunte

Why it look like Dems have upper hand?

It’s long felt that way, but this is just inescapable proof.

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Dave In Austin  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:00:36pm
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Dr. Matt  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:02:12pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Dotard can’t spell “Countrty” and “hamberder” and his cult actually believe he’s playing chess while the Democratic Party are playing checkers.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:04:10pm

re: #137 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

takes a stable genius - after all only he can fix it

lol, he could solve all this in two easy words he’ll never say

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:04:37pm

re: #140 Dr. Matt

The Dotard can’t spell “Countrty” and “hamberder” and his cult actually believe he’s playing chess while the Democratic Party are playing checkers.

It’s spelled chest.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:05:19pm
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KGxvi  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:05:48pm

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s “Madam”, not “Madame”. She’s not French.

Or, you know, the owner of a brothel.

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Jay C  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:07:07pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

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OK, now I KNOW Donald Trump is losing it: one thing this asshole understands (even if he has tried to handwave it away over decades of sleazy business practices) is the concept of “unsustainable cash flow”.

And we should all be assured that it most definitely does NOT mean “they make so much money they don’t know what to do with it.”

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:07:19pm

re: #130 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

he’s the black knight

yep, right at torso status

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MsJ  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:09:26pm

re: #112 KGxvi

Impeach Trump and every single one of his Senate confirmed appointees, bar all of them from ever holding office again.

And what do we do with Gorsuch and Beer Kavanaugh?

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:10:53pm
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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:11:05pm

re: #143 jaunte

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I’ve believed for the longest time, ever since that portion of the dossier was publicized, that it rang totally true for his personality. So much of what the man has done since taking office has been about petty and vindictive revenge, even if the target of that revenge isn’t aware of it, that having hookers pee on a bed Obama slept in makes total sense.

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MsJ  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:11:23pm

re: #124 Dr. Matt

SMOTI, a gay man with health problems who votes against his own best interests to pwn the libs.

I feel the need to correct everyone.

Trump is the SMOTI.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:12:10pm

re: #150 MsJ

I feel the need to correct everyone.

Trump is the SMOTI.

True Hoft is self aware enough to not have run for POTUS.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:12:55pm

re: #119 Targetpractice

The White House is back to “Nancy won’t let the Dems negotiate!,” which they might think makes her look like the “bad guy” but really only further shows how powerless Donny is that he can’t get anything done because of a woman he’s spent so much time belittling telling him to eat shit.

trumps the self described expert at negotiating and deal making.
art of the deal and all that

if he was any good, he’d be able to do it without her

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KGxvi  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:13:36pm

re: #147 MsJ

And what do we do with Gorsuch and Beer Kavanaugh?

Judges are subject to impeachment. But I’m not sure they’ve shown themselves to be incompetent as judges. Kavanaugh showed himself to be unfit for the job at his hearing; but Gorsuch is a fairly standard issue conservative justice from what I’ve seen so far. Yeah, it sucks that it’s potentially two justices that Clinton could have appointed, but it is what it is.

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:14:56pm

re: #140 Dr. Matt

The Dotard can’t spell “Countrty” and “hamberder” and his cult actually believe he’s playing chess while the Democratic Party are playing checkers.

Says a lot about his cult doesn’t it?

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:16:18pm

re: #147 MsJ

And what do we do with Gorsuch and Beer Kavanaugh?

Add two justices to the court.

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:16:27pm

re: #152 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

trumps the self described expert at negotiating and deal making.
art of the deal and all that

if he was any good, he’d be able to do it without her

He tried the other day by inviting moderate House Dems to lunch, thinking he could work one or more over to his side. They told him “Thanks, but not thanks,” and it left him dining with people who have no control over the situation, no doubt on the cold leftovers from his big publicity stunt with the Clemson players the day before.

Hence why he’s back to “She won’t let them negotiate!,” because he’s so used to demanding the loyalty of others that he thinks that’s how it works everywhere, hence any Dems refusing to work with him are doing so because Nancy/Schumer won’t let them and not because he’s a known liar and cheat.

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Joe Bacon ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:18:04pm

Maybe he needs to learn how to negotiate!

karrass.com

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:19:05pm

re: #89 jaunte

Geography break:

That’s pretty cool. We drove across Lake Bonneville when we went to Sacramento. All that salt was quite an interesting sight.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:19:23pm

re: #155 Myron Falwell

Add two justices to the court.

It would get a lot of outrage but I think it needs to be done and if McConnell and Cornyn bitch, remind them of Gorsuch and Kavanagh and why they’re there. I think that would be better than attempting to impeach one or both.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:20:19pm

they weren’t prepared and are flailing

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:20:51pm

re: #145 Jay C

OK, now I KNOW Donald Trump is losing it: one thing this asshole understands (even if he has tried to handwave it away over decades of sleazy business practices) is the concept of “unsustainable cash flow”.

And we should all be assured that it most definitely does NOT mean “they make so much money they don’t know what to do with it.”

What the hell is an unsustainable cash flow???

I don’t know any country or individual that would call cash coming in as unsustainable.

Cash going out, Yeah. Cash coming in…keep that flow going…is good!

Many, many, many, wealthy, wealthy, wealthy…must be real, real, real, bad, bad, bad.

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:22:02pm
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sagehen  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:22:15pm

re: #142 Belafon

It’s spelled chest.

Because when you win, you get a treasure chest!

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:23:40pm

re: #145 Jay C

OK, now I KNOW Donald Trump is losing it: one thing this asshole understands (even if he has tried to handwave it away over decades of sleazy business practices) is the concept of “unsustainable cash flow”.

And we should all be assured that it most definitely does NOT mean “they make so much money they don’t know what to do with it.”

He may mean his Russian buddies who have so much money piling up in Russia
they can’t figure out enough ways to get it out of their country and laundered.

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:23:43pm

re: #128 ObserverArt

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Chief Petty Office libel. CPOs know how to run their shops and divisions. They are competent which is why they become CPOs.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:23:44pm

re: #156 Targetpractice

He tried the other day by inviting moderate House Dems to lunch, thinking he could work one or more over to his side. They told him “Thanks, but not thanks,” and it left him dining with people who have no control over the situation, no doubt on the cold leftovers from his big publicity stunt with the Clemson players the day before.

Hence why he’s back to “She won’t let them negotiate!,” because he’s so used to demanding the loyalty of others that he thinks that’s how it works everywhere, hence any Dems refusing to work with him are doing so because Nancy/Schumer won’t let them and not because he’s a known liar and cheat.

yeah i should have included that, and a snark tag

i was just going with:
man if you’re so good at this why cant you get it done?
i mean the way you talked for years, this cant be the toughest negotiation you ever had
or is nancy too much for you?

/

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:24:19pm

re: #162 Charles Johnson

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And we know petty here in Virginia. Ken Cuccinelli was our AG.

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:24:31pm

re: #158 Anymouse ??

That’s pretty cool. We drove across Lake Bonneville when we went to Sacramento. All that salt was quite an interesting sight.

One of the reasons it is used for land speed records. Flat for miles and miles. Nature’s test track for speed.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:25:45pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:25:55pm

“I didn’t say what y’all thought I said, even if I said it”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:27:29pm

re: #170 Myron Falwell

“I didn’t say what y’all thought I said, even if I said it”

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Or, as Richard Nixon never said, “I know you think you know what I said, but I’m not sure you’re aware that what I said is not what I meant.”

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:28:30pm

re: #160 Myron Falwell

they weren’t prepared and are flailing

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“Yeah, we dicked with her travel plans, but those plans are now canceled so we don’t see anything wrong with dicking with them!”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:28:43pm

Spotted at the gym today. A shirt that said walls are for climbing. I had my headphones on and am usually reluctant to start small talk like that but I liked the sentiment.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:28:45pm

re: #170 Myron Falwell

“I didn’t say what y’all thought I said, even if I said it”

My statements on collusion haven’t changed. The misinterpretation has changed. The point is I represent the President not the campaign. But from both perspectives there is no involvement in collusion with Russians on the email hack, the only possible crime

“I represent the President not the campaign.” but let me speak on behalf of the campaign for just a moment

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:29:31pm

I miss Rudy just milking 9/11 to get his shady legacy as NYC’s mayor forgotten.

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:30:54pm

These people are so fucking stupid.

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:31:18pm

Perhaps Donny’s jealous that Nancy was actually planning to visit troops in a combat zone, something he still refuses to do 2 years later.

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:34:26pm

re: #176 goddamnedfrank

These people are so fucking stupid.

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Anybody wanna tell them that Donny’s progressively dragging people back to unpaid work just to avoid a lot of negative press, such as the tens of thousands of IRS employees who got told to return to work so that the administration doesn’t have to announce that tax refunds will be delayed?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:35:19pm

re: #175 HappyWarrior

I miss Rudy just milking 9/11 to get his shady legacy as NYC’s mayor forgotten.

Used to be “A noun, a verb, and 9/11”. Now it’s “A noun, a verb, and ‘No Collusion!’”

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Jay C  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:37:46pm

re: #176 goddamnedfrank

These people are so fucking stupid.

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I understand the idea of wanting to correct the obvious falsehoods of idiots - if “Lori” even is a person, rather than a bot - but SRSLY: what kind of dialogue can you even HAVE with someone who uses the term “Fredocons” in a tweet??

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:37:50pm

re: #165 Anymouse ??

Chief Petty Office libel. CPOs know how to run their shops and divisions. They are competent which is why they become CPOs.

It’s called lampooning the “Commander in Chief” who happens to be chiefly petty and today is a damn good example of it, just like in the past when I first created it.

All I am doing it using a familiar term in a different way to make a joke. I think that falls into a double entendre. It has not one thing to do with the actual Navy.

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Targetpractice  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:39:32pm

Because that’s really going to help Donny’s position, coming out and announcing that since Dems won’t reopen the gov’t by giving him his wall money, he’s just going to start firing tens of thousands of federal employees unless his demands are met. While I’m sure Congressional Republicans would pop wood over such an announcement, it will quickly wilt when they start seeing the constituents burning them in effigy for sacrificing those jobs for a vanity project.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:41:14pm

re: #176 goddamnedfrank

This seems to be coming from a piece of wishful thinking that Thomas Lifson published at “American Thinker,” in which he concludes that:

“The head of the OMB, Mick Mulvaney, currently does not have a lot of spare time, serving as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and as interim White House Chief of Staff (a 24/7 job in its own right). But if he is on board (and why wouldn’t he be?), he could well designate a team to prepare quick plans for downsizing, now that the various agencies have seen how little they need so many of the furloughed bureaucrats. That would make the furloughs qualify for RIFs.”

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:43:02pm

Sourcewatch:

“There is ample evidence to support the notion that [American Thinker] serves as part of the right wing’s echo chamber.”
sourcewatch.org

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:44:16pm

re: #182 Targetpractice

Because that’s really going to help Donny’s position, coming out and announcing that since Dems won’t reopen the gov’t by giving him his wall money, he’s just going to start firing tens of thousands of federal employees unless his demands are met. While I’m sure Congressional Republicans would pop wood over such an announcement, it will quickly wilt when they start seeing the constituents burning them in effigy for sacrificing those jobs for a vanity project.

Does Donny realize there are many Fed employees in red states that he is screwing over. And that is going to be hard on those Congressional Republicans in those states.

He stupidly seems to think all government employees are fat, lazy Democrats. Why? Because like a lot of idiots that is what they have always thought.

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:44:55pm

re: #181 ObserverArt

It’s called lampooning the “Commander in Chief” who happens to be chiefly petty and today is a damn good example of it, just like in the past when I first created it.

All I am doing it using a familiar term in a different way to make a joke. I think that falls into a double entendre. It has not one thing to do with the actual Navy.

As a former non-chief petty officer, I got the joke. Some of my chiefs were petty.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:45:04pm

re: #183 jaunte

American Thinker? That’s the one with the picture of Uncle Sam on the toilet, right?

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Dr. Matt  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:45:27pm

re: #165 Anymouse ??

Chief Petty Office libel. CPOs know how to run their shops and divisions. They are competent which is why they become CPOs.

As a former Navy man, I can attest. “CPOs run the Navy”.

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:46:02pm

re: #98 Backwoods_Sleuth

But Democrats went to Puerto Rico seems to be this week’s talking point handed out by FOX and the right wing blogs which feed them.

Whataboutism: How Soviet of them.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:46:05pm

re: #182 Targetpractice

Because that’s really going to help Donny’s position, coming out and announcing that since Dems won’t reopen the gov’t by giving him his wall money, he’s just going to start firing tens of thousands of federal employees unless his demands are met. While I’m sure Congressional Republicans would pop wood over such an announcement, it will quickly wilt when they start seeing the constituents burning them in effigy for sacrificing those jobs for a vanity project.

I could see him being that stupid. Trump would be the only person to take a Pyrrhic victory — or in reality, a Pyrrhic defeat — and inexplicably make it even worse for himself.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:46:20pm

re: #187 Blind Frog Belly White

Currently trying to convince their readers that Americans are “running from blue states.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:48:02pm

re: #185 ObserverArt

Does Donny realize there are many Fed employees in red states that he is screwing over. And that is going to be hard on those Congressional Republicans in those states.

He stupidly seems to think all government employees are fat, lazy Democrats. Why? Because like a lot of idiots that is what they have always thought.

He also apparently is unaware that approximately third of all federal employees are military veterans.
You know, that group he loves so much, even more than he loves farmers…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:48:02pm

re: #191 jaunte

Currently trying to convince their readers that Americans are “running from blue states.”

That’s why it’s so goddam expensive to rent an apartment or buy a house here - because so many people are leaving.

“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s always crowded.”

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:50:45pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:53:37pm

We’re gonna need a bigger Twitter, for all the people who are gonna Tweet , “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:54:50pm

I honestly wouldn’t put it past Trump to expose other future trips to hot zones, thereby actually getting his “opponents” killed.

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:55:09pm

re: #180 Jay C

I understand the idea of wanting to correct the obvious falsehoods of idiots - if “Lori” even is a person, rather than a bot - but SRSLY: what kind of dialogue can you even HAVE with someone who uses the term “Fredocons” in a tweet??

Misinformation must be called out when seen. The target of the correct information is not the person (or bot) spreading it, the target is all the others who might read the misinformation and view it as fact. That is about the only way to counteract propaganda’; the same rule applies in religious counter-apologetics.

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fern01  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:55:33pm

re: #86 Myron Falwell

His belittling of Pelosi isn’t working, she holds all the cards and isn’t folding, and she’s now enjoying a resurgence in popularity after years and years of demonization by the GOP.

THIS! Despite 100% assistance from the media the GOP failed to bring Speaker Pelosi down. Despite all those “dems in disarray” they stood firmly behind her and are now reaping the benefits.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:56:00pm

re: #180 Jay C

I understand the idea of wanting to correct the obvious falsehoods of idiots - if “Lori” even is person, rather than a bot - but SRSLY: what kind of dialogue can you even HAVE with someone who uses the term “Fredocons” in a tweet??

Is a Fredocon a fan of Don Trump Jr.?

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:57:51pm

re: #181 ObserverArt

It’s called lampooning the “Commander in Chief” who happens to be chiefly petty and today is a damn good example of it, just like in the past when I first created it.

All I am doing it using a familiar term in a different way to make a joke. I think that falls into a double entendre. It has not one thing to do with the actual Navy.

I was aware of the double entendre. I was being deliberately obtuse in an attempt at snark. That’s why I usually put /s after such comments, because my snark is not always clear.

Perhaps I should have written it as CPO LIBELZ!!!!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:58:58pm

Gee, can you in the audience help spot the differences?

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 1:59:43pm

re: #183 jaunte

This seems to be coming from a piece of wishful thinking that Thomas Lifson published at “American Thinker,” in which he concludes that:

now that the various agencies have seen how little they need so many of the furloughed bureaucrats. That would make the furloughs qualify for RIFs.”

you think ‘surviving’ 27 days shortstaffed is the same as not needing them ever?
work isnt piling up?
things arent being overlooked or not attended to?
nothing’s backlogged?

hey i had a 4 week vacation and the building was still standing when i got back. guess they dont need me.

twaddle

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goddamnedfrank  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:01:13pm
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CongoJack  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:01:23pm

re: #176 goddamnedfrank

re: #91 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hmmm… is it just me or is it odd that both these tweeters that love the Orange Shitgibbon so much are both named Lori. I know it could be a coincidence… but I’m at the part in this where I am paranoid about the Russian trolls.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:01:37pm

re: #189 Anymouse ??

But Democrats went to Puerto Rico seems to be this week’s talking point handed out by FOX and the right wing blogs which feed them.

Whataboutism: How Soviet of them.

newsflash: ITS AMAZING!!!!! democrats traveled within the united states

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:01:43pm

re: #202 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

The silliest part of that propaganda is characterizing every furloughed worker, or even a large proportion of them as “bureaucrats.”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:02:48pm

re: #204 CongoJack

Hmmm… is it just me or is it odd that both these tweeters that love the Orange Shitgibbon so much are both named Lori. I know it could be a coincidence… but I’m at the part in this where I am paranoid about the Russian trolls.

Comrade Lorinova loves Trump.

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:03:04pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:03:08pm

re: #200 Anymouse ??

I was aware of the double entendre. I was being deliberately obtuse in an attempt at snark. That’s why I usually put /s after such comments, because my snark is not always clear.

Perhaps I should have written it as CPO LIBELZ!!!!

I hope you realize you made the very same comment the first time I put it up. So I had to work you over some.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:03:11pm

re: #192 Backwoods_Sleuth

He also apparently is unaware that approximately third of all federal employees are military veterans.
You know, that group he loves so much, even more than he loves farmers…

and you know who he loves the most, right?

the poorly educated

and now we know why

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:03:24pm
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fern01  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:04:26pm

re: #122 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s “Madam”, not “Madame”. She’s not French.

There is no-one left in the WH who can write a letter?

Imagine the press reaction if such a letter had come from the Obama administration - always a different rule for the GOP

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:04:29pm

re: #195 Blind Frog Belly White

What is believed to be the biggest great white shark on record is spotted off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii.

We’re gonna need a bigger Twitter, for all the people who are gonna Tweet , “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”

i want to know what he said and was he quoted accurately

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piratedan  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:05:29pm

re: #205 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

to watch Hamilton in San Juan as part of a fundraiser to help rebuild PR, something that the Trump Administration keeps delaying

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:07:55pm

re: #213 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

i want to know what he said and was he quoted accurately

Well, the shark, babe, has big teeth, dear, he keeps them pearly white….

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teleskiguy  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:10:34pm

re: #170 Myron Falwell

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:10:55pm

re: #212 fern01

There is no-one left in the WH who can write a letter?

Imagine the press reaction if such a letter had come from the Obama administration - always a different rule for the GOP

they have to grade on a curve else it would be obvious there’s an incompetent nutburger in the white house

…and cabinet
…and senate
…and….

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Dr. Matt  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:11:14pm

Jake Tapper: Trump Just Told the Taliban That House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Was Headed to Afghanistan

A visibly astonished and displeased Jake Tapper took pains to point out that when President Donald Trump ostentatiously canceled Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s secret trip (with a congressional delegation) to Afghanistan, he compromised the entire delegation by announcing “to the world, including the Taliban,” that Pelosi was headed to the war-torn region.

Every librul media hack should be repeating these very words all day, all night. Donnie is going to get more people killed with his recklessness.

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:12:27pm

re: #204 CongoJack

Hmmm… is it just me or is it odd that both these tweeters that love the Orange Shitgibbon so much are both named Lori. I know it could be a coincidence… but I’m at the part in this where I am paranoid about the Russian trolls.

Lori is also a running gag at Wonkette. Lori there is apparently a spammer, telling people how she bought a Range Rover working from home for twenty minutes a day.

Then, apparently, whoever does those figured out they were being made fun of, so they started using other names, and now are mocked with “what did you do with Lori! Did you tie her up and put her in the trunk of your car?”

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:14:27pm

re: #218 Dr. Matt

Jake Tapper: Trump Just Told the Taliban That House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Was Headed to Afghanistan

Every librul media hack should be repeating these very words all day, all night. Donnie is going to get more people killed with his recklessness.

He doesn’t care. All he cares is being worshipped like an emperor.

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:14:32pm

re: #217 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

He’s a nutberder

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:14:58pm

re: #220 HappyWarrior

He doesn’t care. All he cares is being worshipped like an emperor.

The message isn’t for him.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:15:33pm

re: #221 Belafon

He’s a nutberder

dont encourage him

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:16:47pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:16:49pm

re: #220 HappyWarrior

He doesn’t care. All he cares is being worshipped like an emperor.

And, funny thing is, that’s nowhere near happening. Only 25-30% would worship him and everyone else just wants him to go away for-fucking-ever

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:17:32pm

re: #219 Anymouse ??

Lori is also a running gag at Wonkette. Lori there is apparently a spammer, telling people how she bought a Range Rover working from home for twenty minutes a day.

Then, apparently, whoever does those figured out they were being made fun of, so they started using other names, and now are mocked with “what did you do with Lori! Did you tie her up and put her in the trunk of your car?”

I admire you for keeping up with the comments over there. Aside from the sheer volume, I just cannot and will not even attempt to follow threads with nested comments. I don’t know how anybody does it.

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KGxvi  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:20:33pm

re: #211 Anymouse ??

So, they’re just trying to be an episode of the Twilight Zone now, right?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:22:16pm
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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:25:30pm

While Trump rages on about the dangerous drugs coming through the southern border, I haven’t heard on peep out of him, or even from Robby Portman about this mess at Columbus’ Mount Carmel Hospital. The hospital is about 1/4 mile from Portman’s office.

3 lawsuits so far, and 27 cases of this doctor overdosing people on Fentanyl.

Seems this young doctor was taking end of life into his own hands. What a mess this is.

See link for the hospital’s statement. Video below story from link.

NBC4i - Third wrongful death lawsuit filed against doctor, Mount Carmel

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Mount Carmel Health System and a doctor are facing a third wrongful death lawsuit, claiming a 44-year-old man was killed by a morphine overdose.

The lawsuit was filed against Mount Carmel Health, Dr. William Husel and several others on behalf of 44-year-old Troy Allison, who died at Mount Carmel West on July 15, 2018.

According to the lawsuit, Allison was prescribed and given a lethal dose of narcotics that served no therapeutic purpose and which likely caused his death.

Christine Allison was informed of the incident through a phone call by a Mount Carmel administrator on December 27.

Lawsuits were also filed by the families of Janet Kavanaugh and Bonnie Austin. The families’ attorneys say both Kavanaugh and Austin died due to being given excessive doses of fentanyl, ordered by Husel.

On Wednesday, Austin’s husband said he hopes the lawsuit on behalf of his wife’s estate will benefit everyone.

“Let’s not let it happen again,” said David Austin. “You can’t bring my wife back, but maybe it’ll stop it from happening again.”

Iframe

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:25:46pm

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

I can’t blame Melania, if I were in her position I’d flee for the hills and avoid the inevitable Donny meltdown once the dam breaks.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:27:24pm

re: #224 Charles Johnson

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You did get a retweet from Greg Sargent at Plumline.

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:28:50pm

Can anyone help me? I’m too tired to do the research. I keep hearing from rightwingers—even retired military on Fox—that Obama “decimated” the military. But wasn’t that a self-inflicted wound due to the sequestration?

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KGxvi  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:29:11pm

re: #230 Myron Falwell

I can’t blame Melania, if I were in her position I’d flee for the hills and avoid the inevitable Donny meltdown once the dam breaks.

A friend a couple weeks ago suggested that the Secret Service needs to tell him that they only have enough resources to protect the first family if everyone is in one location, so everyone needs to come to the White House until the shutdown ends. Maybe even bring in the Veep’s family… it’ll be over before lunch.

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:30:14pm

re: #232 Barefoot Grin

Can anyone help me? I’m too tired to do the research. I keep hearing from rightwingers—even retired military on Fox—that Obama “decimated” the military. But wasn’t that a self-inflicted wound due to the sequestration?

Clinton did as well. All Democrats do, even LBJ, Kennedy, Truman, and Roosevelt. //

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TedStriker  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:30:49pm

re: #215 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, the shark, babe, has big teeth, dear, he keeps them pearly white….

Just a jackknife
Has ol’ MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it
Out-of-sight

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:31:20pm

re: #232 Barefoot Grin

Can anyone help me? I’m too tired to do the research. I keep hearing from rightwingers—even retired military on Fox—that Obama “decimated” the military. But wasn’t that a self-inflicted wound due to the sequestration?

Who funds the military? Congress.

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calochortus  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:32:42pm

re: #232 Barefoot Grin

Can anyone help me? I’m too tired to do the research. I keep hearing from rightwingers—even retired military on Fox—that Obama “decimated” the military. But wasn’t that a self-inflicted wound due to the sequestration?

“Decimate” is a weird word to use describing the military since it was originally used by the Romans to describe killing every 10th soldier as a group punishment when they did something really, really wrong, but you still needed most of them as soldiers.

Had this happened in the modern US military I think we’d have heard about it.

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William Lewis  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:32:48pm

re: #188 Dr. Matt

As a former Navy man, I can attest. “CPOs run the Navy”.

NCO’s run every branch.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:33:35pm

re: #1 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:34:14pm

re: #239 Scottish Dragon

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He’d fit in great at FNC.

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KGxvi  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:36:18pm

re: #232 Barefoot Grin

Can anyone help me? I’m too tired to do the research. I keep hearing from rightwingers—even retired military on Fox—that Obama “decimated” the military. But wasn’t that a self-inflicted wound due to the sequestration?

They’re lying. The Defense budget in 2010 was $721b. In 2015 it was $637b, that’s a 12% decrease. Keep in mind in 2011 the GAO couldn’t complete an audit of the DOD budget because “serious financial management problems at the Department of Defense (DOD) that made its financial statements unauditable”

There’s also the issue that we’re not actively engaged in large scale wars, which means spending isn’t going to be as high, either.

In other words, that’s not “decimated”.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:37:37pm

re: #232 Barefoot Grin

Can anyone help me? I’m too tired to do the research. I keep hearing from rightwingers—even retired military on Fox—that Obama “decimated” the military. But wasn’t that a self-inflicted wound due to the sequestration?

That, and the long pursuit of multiple wars. The rate of exhaustion to the organizations and equipment in modern deployment demands a period of refit that the force never got. Even the Desert Storm walkover sent a couple brigades worth of trashed materiel back to the rear-echelon shops in Italy.

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:38:01pm

Lre: #241 KGxvi

They’re lying. The Defense budget in 2010 was $721b. In 2015 it was $637b, that’s a 12% decrease. Keep in mind in 2011 the GAO couldn’t complete an audit of the DOD budget because “serious financial management problems at the Department of Defense (DOD) that made its financial statements unauditable”

There’s also the issue that we’re not actively engaged in large scale wars, which means spending isn’t going to be as high, either.

In other words, that’s not “decimated”.

Iirc they accused Clinton of doing the same. Ignoring the fact there would be a military spending downturn when the Cold War ended.

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:39:32pm

re: #201 Myron Falwell

Gee, can you in the audience help spot the differences?

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Cilizza can’t, bless his heart.

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Dr. Matt  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:39:44pm

re: #241 KGxvi

They’re lying. The Defense budget in 2010 was $721b. In 2015 it was $637b, that’s a 12% decrease. Keep in mind in 2011 the GAO couldn’t complete an audit of the DOD budget because “serious financial management problems at the Department of Defense (DOD) that made its financial statements unauditable”

There’s also the issue that we’re not actively engaged in large scale wars, which means spending isn’t going to be as high, either.

In other words, that’s not “decimated”.

And it’s worth noting that the GOP held the purse strings in 2015.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:39:44pm

because when you nothing but have a losing hand, bring together a whole bunch of other losers so as to find a way to keep the losing going, or try to engineer a loss as a win (fat chance on that other possibility)

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fern01  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:41:09pm

re: #232 Barefoot Grin

Can anyone help me? I’m too tired to do the research. I keep hearing from rightwingers—even retired military on Fox—that Obama “decimated” the military. But wasn’t that a self-inflicted wound due to the sequestration?

The talk, I think, relates to the sequester - when the GOP demanded the reductions in expenditure President Obama decided/requested/insisted? that it apply to all expenditure including the military. GOP always like to leave the military out of any reduction in funding. Their goal to have the only government functions - milirary, L.E. and prisons.

Edit: I obviously didn’t read all of your comment - I agree with you - it was the sequester.

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Decatur Deb  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:41:16pm

re: #246 Myron Falwell

because when you nothing but have a losing hand, bring together a whole bunch of other losers so as to find a way to keep the losing going, or try to engineer a loss as a win (fat chance on that)

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I guess Milosevich wasn’t available.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:42:56pm

re: #248 Decatur Deb

I guess Milosevich wasn’t available.

lol I wish, it sounds like he got a whole bunch of D-list talk radio hosts together (Gorka actually hosts a radio show that no one listens to)

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:44:01pm

re: #241 KGxvi

They’re lying. The Defense budget in 2010 was $721b. In 2015 it was $637b, that’s a 12% decrease. Keep in mind in 2011 the GAO couldn’t complete an audit of the DOD budget because “serious financial management problems at the Department of Defense (DOD) that made its financial statements unauditable”

There’s also the issue that we’re not actively engaged in large scale wars, which means spending isn’t going to be as high, either.

In other words, that’s not “decimated”.

Thank you!

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Barefoot Grin  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:45:19pm

A day or two ago I would have said “the conspiracy theorist in me agrees with this.” Now it’s just, “I agree with this”:

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Charles Johnson  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:45:21pm
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piratedan  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:45:32pm

anyone else getting the idea that Ms. Pelosi has had her security briefing regarding what is going on with the Mueller investigation and has decided to stop allowing the bucks to be passed?

Kind of getting the vibe that its especially personal now, in that she is putting her foot down and indicating that this shit stops now and that DJT will get nothing from now on unless there’s a decided benefit to the American public?

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Dr. Matt  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:45:39pm

re: #246 Myron Falwell

because when you have a losing hand, bring together a whole bunch of other losers so as to find a way to keep the losing going, or try to engineer a loss as a win (fat chance on that)

Is Donnie serving hamberders?

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Scottish Dragon  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:48:41pm

re: #251 Barefoot Grin

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HappyWarrior  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:49:10pm

re: #252 Charles Johnson

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It’s not homophobic to suggest someone is being blackmailed for their sexuality A), it’s also not what she said B), & and most importantly when your party’s number two is Mike Pence you have no right to lecture homophobia.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:49:49pm
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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:51:11pm

re: #238 William Lewis

NCO’s run every branch.

Yep. We keep the young one from going nuts. The smart ones lean. The not so smart, well they tend to go away.

Hey Ensign (Mr.) Smith can I see you over here for a bit.

Once in private, look asshole, get out of my way and let me do my job. Because if you don’t Mr. (Lt) Jones is going to hear about you fucking with me and he’s not going happy.

Loved doing that.

Trained a few butter bars in my life.

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:52:48pm

The problem Trump has is a big one: talk radio, along with conservative pundits fucking insane people like Ann Coulter, sold the wall. In order to spin a loss as a win, he has to win talk radio over on that, whereby it will be spun by everyone else.

It is possible that he’s bringing these hosts together to try to float ideas on how to best spin this inevitable loss. He has nothing left except to threaten to fire everyone, and that’s catastrophically stupid, even for a moron like him.

It’s not that out of reach. Brian Kilmeade de facto admitted on Trump’s favorite morning show, one he watches religiously, that the shutdown isn’t working. That to me isn’t insignificant.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:53:30pm

re: #235 TedStriker

Just a jackknife
Has ol’ MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it
Out-of-sight

In college, I was dating a girl who was taking German. The prof. loaned her a record - “Berthold Brecht Singt!” (Berthold Brecht Sings)

Let’s just say there’s a good reason why people remember the Bobby Darin version, and not the Berthold Brecht version.

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EPR-radar  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:54:35pm

re: #255 Scottish Dragon

Exactly. The new normal for Republicans is to keep the federal government shut down at all times the Democrats aren’t unconditionally surrendering.

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:55:41pm

re: #252 Charles Johnson

Charles Johnson ?
@Green_Footballs
Why is this tweet still posted? You need to delete it and apologize because it’s absolutely false, and it reveals that you couldn’t possibly have watched the video.

5:42 PM - Jan 17, 2019

I didn’t go through the whole response to Cupp’s tweet but those I saw are hammering her pretty good.

But, it won’t make a damn bit of difference with her. She’s too full of herself to admit she was wrong.

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KGxvi  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:55:56pm

re: #259 Myron Falwell

The problem Trump has is a big one: talk radio, along with conservative pundits fucking insane people like Ann Coulter, sold the wall. In order to spin a loss as a win, he has to win talk radio over on that, whereby it will be spun by everyone else.

It is possible that he’s bringing these hosts together to try to float ideas on how to best spin this inevitable loss. He has nothing left except to threaten to fire everyone, and that’s catastrophically stupid, even for a moron like him.

It’s not that out of reach. Brian Kilmeade de facto admitted on Trump’s favorite morning show, one he watches religiously, that the shutdown isn’t working. That to me isn’t insignificant.

That would be the smart way to do it. So, that’s probably not what they’re going to do.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:56:41pm

re: #241 KGxvi

They’re lying. The Defense budget in 2010 was $721b. In 2015 it was $637b, that’s a 12% decrease. Keep in mind in 2011 the GAO couldn’t complete an audit of the DOD budget because “serious financial management problems at the Department of Defense (DOD) that made its financial statements unauditable”

There’s also the issue that we’re not actively engaged in large scale wars, which means spending isn’t going to be as high, either.

In other words, that’s not “decimated”.

Though a wag might argue that, using this definition:

kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers or others) as a punishment for the whole group.

- that a 12% reduction kinda fits the definition.

More to the point, post Bush, we considerably drew down force in Iraq and Afghanistan, and when you’re not fighting hot wars, you don’t have to spend as much. See also “Peace Dividend”

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jaunte  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:57:19pm
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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 2:59:25pm

re: #252 Charles Johnson

The moron who spread those smears that SE is treating like gospel once worked for Laura Ingraham. Beyond pathetic.

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TedStriker  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:00:30pm

re: #260 Blind Frog Belly White

In college, I was dating a girl who was taking German. The prof. loaned her a record - “Berthold Brecht Singt!” (Berthold Brecht Sings)

Let’s just say there’s a good reason why people remember the Bobby Darin version, and not the Berthold Brecht version.

Louis Armstrong’s original pop release predated Darin’s by two years; I love both of their versions, for different reasons (Armstrong’s for his unique vocal delivery and his horn, Darin’s just as a pure tour de force).

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:00:33pm

re: #263 KGxvi

That would be the smart way to do it. So, that’s probably not what they’re going to do.

Which is what I expect. The combined IQ in said room can’t be that high.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:01:09pm

re: #232 Barefoot Grin

Can anyone help me? I’m too tired to do the research. I keep hearing from rightwingers—even retired military on Fox—that Obama “decimated” the military. But wasn’t that a self-inflicted wound due to the sequestration?

clearly they dont even know what the word means

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:01:20pm

re: #260 Blind Frog Belly White

In college, I was dating a girl who was taking German. The prof. loaned her a record - “Berthold Brecht Singt!” (Berthold Brecht Sings)

Let’s just say there’s a good reason why people remember the Bobby Darin version, and not the Berthold Brecht version.

There’s always Lotte Lenya:

Mack the Knife Sung by Lotte Lenya

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:01:34pm

re: #254 Dr. Matt

Is Donnie serving hamberders?

Cold hamberders from two days ago, reheated in the microwave so the bun is dry and hard, and the cheese vulcanizes into the upper bun, where it hasn’t dried up and curled at the corners….

With soggy, reheated fries.

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ObserverArt  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:01:59pm

re: #253 piratedan

anyone else getting the idea that Ms. Pelosi has had her security briefing regarding what is going on with the Mueller investigation and has decided to stop allowing the bucks to be passed?

Kind of getting the vibe that its especially personal now, in that she is putting her foot down and indicating that this shit stops now and that DJT will get nothing from now on unless there’s a decided benefit to the American public?

When she states something like: “We are not going to be working with President Trump or passing any of his legislation while we await what I am hearing are incredible, factual and damning revelations coming from the Mueller investigations. We are doing this as a way to protect this country from a person who seems to be a foreign asset. It will all be clear once the report is released to the American public.”

It would put Trump in a world of hurt, and force the Republicans to release the report because of Pelosi more or less promising something big.

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dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:02:16pm

re: #237 calochortus

“Decimate” is a weird word to use describing the military since it was originally used by the Romans to describe killing every 10th soldier as a group punishment when they did something really, really wrong, but you still needed most of them as soldiers.

Had this happened in the modern US military I think we’d have heard about it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:03:25pm

re: #264 Blind Frog Belly White

Though a wag might argue that, using this definition:

- that a 12% reduction kinda fits the definition.

More to the point, post Bush, we considerably drew down force in Iraq and Afghanistan, and when you’re not fighting hot wars, you don’t have to spend as much. See also “Peace Dividend”

Every time I think of the $500 billion surplus Bill Clinton left office with I wanna cry.

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calochortus  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:05:01pm

re: #273 dangerman-call me sandy, not a drink named Steve

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:05:48pm

re: #256 HappyWarrior

It’s not homophobic to suggest someone is being blackmailed for their sexuality A), it’s also not what she said B), & and most importantly when your party’s number two is Mike Pence you have no right to lecture homophobia.

DINGDINGDING!

Gazackly. That would be like saying it’s antisemitic to observe that some Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe tried to hide their heritage to survive.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:07:34pm

re: #274 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Every time I think of the $500 billion surplus Bill Clinton left office with I wanna cry.

That and the GOP’s seamless flip from “The economy is doing so well that here’s a surplus so we need to cut taxes!” to “There’s a recession so we need to cut taxes!”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:08:07pm

Goddammit! CL’ed again!

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Myron Falwell  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:11:32pm

re: #255 Scottish Dragon

“People are talking about the shutdown in terms of poll numbers, Trump’s base, Democrats’ potential compromises. All of that is irrelevant. No one has leverage. Trump doesn’t care about his voters. The shutdown is not a means to an end. It is the end.”

Sarah’s missing one thing. To beat a narcissist, you have to take it to them where it hurts them the most. And Pelosi did. Trump doesn’t care about hundreds of thousands of workers, but he sure as hell cared about losing his SOTU, so much so he pulled a petty move that is backfiring to everyone not named Chris Cilizza.

You have an impetuous man-baby and a house speaker who has known said man-baby for years and years, and it’s not hard to see who has all the leverage.

The only thing Trump can do now are things that are going to blow up in his face. He’s refusing to leave because he’s already in the proverbial bunker. He’s losing the respect of everyone around him but a fraction of true believers, and that won’t win him a damn thing.

But make no mistake… when he caves, or is forced to cave, it will be the end. And it’s apparent he’s going to be forced down somehow.

He’s NOT winning, he’s lost, and he is dead set on losing in the worst way possible.

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Anymouse ??  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:27:29pm

Wading into a comment section to try to correct conservaderp is sort of like running into a brick wall, repeatedly.

mediaite.com (Jake Tapper: Trump Just Told the Taliban That House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Was Headed to Afghanistan).

The comment section devolved into a Dumpster fire of “Trump sure owned her” and complete misunderstanding about what the Constitution is.

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Belafon  Jan 17, 2019 • 3:35:59pm

re: #255 Scottish Dragon

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The only thing I disagree with that on is that wouldn’t have caused Trump to come up with his petty response to not being able to do the state of the union.


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