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Oct 16, 2017, 04:19 PM
 
The journalist working on the panama papers got ****ing car bombed. Jesus
     
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Oct 16, 2017, 05:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
If I got confused for a Canadian, I'd find that hilarious.
My name gets me confused for Swedish whenever I'm in Europe. Norway was especially bad because they all tried to speak Swedish to me.
     
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Oct 16, 2017, 09:03 PM
 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...tion.html?_r=0

There is no reason for this. The topic was both well covered and unchanged in the past year. The only thing that changed was Trump gave his thoughts on it. This is right-wing partisanship at its worst, and its terrifying.
     
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Oct 17, 2017, 02:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
The journalist working on the panama papers got ****ing car bombed. Jesus
My understanding is Malta called the FBI to help with the investigation.
     
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Oct 17, 2017, 02:30 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...tion.html?_r=0

There is no reason for this. The topic was both well covered and unchanged in the past year. The only thing that changed was Trump gave his thoughts on it. This is right-wing partisanship at its worst, and its terrifying.
Calling it right-wing partisanship implies the behavior is rooted in political philosophy rather than cult of personality.

Edit: "rooted in tribalism rather than cult of personality" is a better way to phrase that.
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Oct 17, 2017, 02:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
My name gets me confused for Swedish whenever I'm in Europe. Norway was especially bad because they all tried to speak Swedish to me.
My peak confusion was a gaggle of Americans in Rome asking me for directions in broken Italian.
     
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Oct 17, 2017, 11:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Calling it right-wing partisanship implies the behavior is rooted in political philosophy rather than cult of personality.

Edit: "rooted in tribalism rather than cult of personality" is a better way to phrase that.
It's a good distinction but what is the practical difference?
     
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Oct 17, 2017, 01:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
It's a good distinction but what is the practical difference?
Practical difference between what? Partisanship and cult of personality?
     
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Oct 17, 2017, 01:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Practical difference between what? Partisanship and cult of personality?
Tribalism and partisanship. I rule out cult of personality because we've been seeing these signs for a while (see: GOP opinion on Russia)
     
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Oct 18, 2017, 09:33 AM
 
GOP starting loving Russia when Trump told them to.



https://today.yougov.com/news/2016/1...s-over-russia/
     
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Oct 18, 2017, 06:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
GOP starting loving Russia when Trump told them to.



https://today.yougov.com/news/2016/1...s-over-russia/
I don't see that graph in the link.
     
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Oct 18, 2017, 06:23 PM
 
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/1...-senate-243918
The 79-year-old Cochran appeared frail and at times disoriented during a brief hallway interview on Wednesday. He was unable to answer whether he would remain chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and at one point, needed a staffer to remind him where the Senate chamber is located.

Cochran had to be guided around a security checkpoint inside the Capitol by staffers. He began to walk into a first-floor room — the Senate chamber is on the second floor — and was retrieved by an aide. He was then taken up to the Senate.

On one amendment, Cochran voted “yes” despite being told by an aide to vote “no.” The staffer tried to get the senator to switch his vote, but Cochran kept flashing the “thumbs up” sign, even walking over to the clerk tallying the vote and doing so. GOP floor staffers repeatedly told him the leadership wanted a "no" vote. Several more moments passed before Cochran realized he was voting the wrong way and then changed his vote.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017...s-in-hot-seat/
“At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country,” Kim said, listing treatments for conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
     
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Oct 19, 2017, 02:24 PM
 
Afterwards, surround this one with angels who disembowel anyone attempting to return.
     
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Oct 19, 2017, 05:53 PM
 
I feel like I've seen more misleading/click-baity headlines this week than normal. This isn't limited to the political arena, either.
     
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Oct 19, 2017, 10:37 PM
 
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/1...erviews-243962
President Donald Trump has personally interviewed at least two potential candidates for U.S. attorney positions in New York, according to two sources familiar with the matter — a move that critics say raises questions about whether they can be sufficiently independent from the president.
The Southern District of New York is an especially notable position since it has jurisdiction over Trump Tower. Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney there, has said he had been told that Trump would keep him on despite the change in administrations. Yet he was among those abruptly fired by Trump in March.
How ****ing transparent is this?
     
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Oct 20, 2017, 03:22 PM
 
Today irony is dead
     
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Oct 20, 2017, 03:54 PM
 
^^^^

I just can't with that dude.

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Oct 20, 2017, 04:24 PM
 
Guy's a huge dick, but wears it better.
     
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Oct 20, 2017, 04:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Guy's a huge dick, but wears it better.
I agree completely. I know three things about Rep. Wilson.

1. She called out Trump for a dickish phone call to a widow.
2. She got untruthfully maligned by the White House Chief of Staff.
3. She's got some really questionable taste in hats.
     
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Oct 20, 2017, 04:36 PM
 
at first I thought the only picture of her news outlets had was from a convention or something where everyone wears silly things.
     
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Oct 20, 2017, 04:42 PM
 
Maybe this does deserve its own thread, but:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press...ve-order-13223

According to Reddit

This EO allows the federal government to recall into service any retired member of the Regular Army, Regular Navy, Regular Air Force, or Regular Marine Corps.
It essentially means we're about to go to war and Trump wants to make sure no military members who have left lately, or who may leave when their term is up during the war, can walk away. Unlike Bush, who was forcing extensions of service on soldiers who were already serving, Trump is granting himself the ability to recall anyone who's ever served in the past.
     
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Oct 20, 2017, 04:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
at first I thought the only picture of her news outlets had was from a convention or something where everyone wears silly things.
Not in this case. She wears colored cowboy hats to match her outfits routinely. It's just her thing.

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Oct 20, 2017, 04:44 PM
 
Probably not; someone said it could an innocent update to the EI.

Odd addition: White House just released a statement about 'military justice'

Not great for people who took the calm before the storm comments seriously
     
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Oct 20, 2017, 04:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
3. She's got some really questionable taste in hats.
I'm fine with flashy. It's the size.
     
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Real or photoshopped?
"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church" Saint Tertullian, 197 AD
     
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Kathy Griffin called Lisa Bloom a "fame whore".

If Kathy's calling you that...
     
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Originally Posted by Chongo View Post
Real or photoshopped?
context of who these people are? other than clinton? (who does seem to have an odd tan line on the neck, now that you mention it...)
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
context of who these people are? other than clinton? (who does seem to have an odd tan line on the neck, now that you mention it...)
Someone took the bait!
     
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What's sad is I followed the image url to the story, what a ridiculous website.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
context of who these people are? other than clinton? (who does seem to have an odd tan line on the neck, now that you mention it...)
Am I that old? That would be GHW Bush and George Wallace.
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Surely you mean Walter Cronkite?
     
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Chongo's '60s history classes taught him all about GHW Bush.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Surely you mean Walter Cronkite?
Not unless Cronkite was in a wheelchair.
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Judging by the logos on the soda cans, and the pixels, this photo is from 1976. Also, this is when Zsa Zsa Gabor started getting some bad plastic surgery.
     
 
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