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May 18, 2017, 01:42 PM
 


I envision this going "how the **** do you put the devil horns on the g?"
     
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May 18, 2017, 02:40 PM
 
Not really it's known staff do some of these.

Can I get a rebuke on Erodogan's bodyguards ****ing up American protesters?
     
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May 18, 2017, 03:01 PM
 
I guess it falls to McCain to be the voice of reason.
     
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May 18, 2017, 03:49 PM
 
Foreigners committing crimes against Americans on American soil? Weren't we going to build a wall to prevent this?
     
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May 18, 2017, 03:53 PM
 
I could possibly see a diplomatic reason not to, but if you're a tough talking America first alpha male this shit should have been called out already.
     
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May 18, 2017, 04:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
but if you're a tough talking America first alpha male
You know I am.
     
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May 18, 2017, 06:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post


I envision this going "how the **** do you put the devil horns on the g?"
Trump is probably hiring him as a consultant.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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May 18, 2017, 10:51 PM
 
Video implicates Erdogan possibly ordering the attack.
     
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May 18, 2017, 10:56 PM
 
Admin working overtime to insulate Pence. Coincidentally, he started a PAC yesterday. I think all it'll take is the media making it sound like he's building a life raft to abandon Trump for Trump to implicate him.

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May 18, 2017, 10:58 PM
 
Speaking of insulation:
"There is no collusion between, certainly myself and my campaign, but I can only speak for myself and the Russians. Zero," Trump said during the press conference.
"I didn't know my campaign had 18 meetings with Russians, honest!"

Also, he can speak for the Russians?
     
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May 18, 2017, 11:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Admin working overtime to insulate Pence. Coincidentally, he started a PAC yesterday. I think all it'll take is the media making it sound like he's building a life raft to abandon Trump for Trump to implicate him.

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The ol "you don't seem to understand just how staggeringly incompetent we are" defense.
     
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May 18, 2017, 11:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
The ol "you don't seem to understand just how staggeringly incompetent we are" defense.
The Trump machine meticulously keeps him in the dark while his operation is too stupid to notice letters.
     
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May 18, 2017, 11:18 PM
 
The summary of news this week is really quite breathtaking
     
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May 18, 2017, 11:23 PM
 
Lucky for him he has a relaxing week sucking Saudi coc...

Dammit, Colbert. You ruined everything.
     
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May 18, 2017, 11:26 PM
 
"I don't talk about intelligence," Nunes said Thursday, when asked why he was still reviewing Russian intelligence.
     
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May 19, 2017, 12:34 PM
 
Carlos Danger, sex offender.
     
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May 19, 2017, 12:54 PM
 
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Carlos Danger, sex offender.
I just came to post this!
     
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May 19, 2017, 01:15 PM
 
I like Huma.

I hope she finds some less awful people.
     
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May 19, 2017, 01:34 PM
 
I don't, I get the feeling she's at the root of a lot of the bad shit that went down in Hillary's campaign.
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May 19, 2017, 02:07 PM
 
I find most of it pretty easy to hang on Hillary.
     
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May 19, 2017, 02:40 PM
 
She was the manager of the most shifty presidential campaign in the modern era. So... I have serious reservations regarding her character.
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May 19, 2017, 02:49 PM
 
She didn't, though. Mook ran the campaign.
     
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May 19, 2017, 03:04 PM
 
The White House is thrilled we managed to find something else to talk about.
     
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May 20, 2017, 03:34 PM
 
I think the NYT and the WP deserve some accolades, but the X-Files tweet was a little unseemly.
     
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May 20, 2017, 08:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I think the NYT and the WP deserve some accolades, but the X-Files tweet was a little unseemly.
Whaaaaat? (How so?)
     
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May 20, 2017, 09:02 PM
 
It's bad karma to toast winning the battle when the war still rages.

Also, it's a circlejerk.
     
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May 20, 2017, 09:02 PM
 
"the NYT and the WP deserve some accolades"? For being the worst media outlets of 2017, I suppose. At times they make even Breitbart seem balanced.
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May 20, 2017, 09:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
"the NYT and the WP deserve some accolades"? For being the worst media outlets of 2017, I suppose. At times they make even Breitbart seem balanced.
To use a Coopism, I'll totally take a dump on both of them, but the "nut job" story was a clean hit. The "person of interest" story is still being reviewed by the judges.

Speaking of Coop, I don't know how the NYT and the WP can be bottom of the barrel considering the shitshow he works for.
     
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May 21, 2017, 03:55 AM
 
This probably isn't what it appears, but is too amusing to pass up.

     
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May 21, 2017, 08:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
This probably isn't what it appears, but is too amusing to pass up.

It was during the "sword dance"
"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church" Saint Tertullian, 197 AD
     
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May 21, 2017, 12:04 PM
 
As I said, had a feeling there was something lost in translation. For those who don't want to watch the whole thing, Bannon's "defensive" posture is him taking his glasses out of his pocket.

On a different note, Bannon and Priebus stuck with each other would make a great road movie.

Ideally directed by zombie John Hughes and Quentin Tarantino.
     
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May 22, 2017, 11:43 AM
 
In non-US news Iran re-elected their 'moderate ' pres but more interestingly hardliners took some heavy losses.
     
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May 23, 2017, 12:58 AM
 
https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/sta...40775224643584
at briefing today, Mulvaney told me Trump promise not to touch Medicaid had been overridden by Trump promise to repeal/replace Obamacare
     
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May 23, 2017, 01:12 AM
 
Drain that swamp, baby


https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.3d2bdbb4fe1e
But in a May 17 letter, Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, questioned whether the Office of Government Ethics has legal jurisdiction to get information about waivers that have been granted. He said the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel may needed to be consulted.

“I therefore request that you stay the data call until these questions are resolved,” Mulvaney wrote Shaub in a letter first reported by the New York Times.

Shaub responded forcefully with a nine-page letter to Mulvaney Monday night, denying his request to back off.

“The unusual nature of your letter highlights OGE’s responsibility to lead the executive branch ethics program with independence, free from political pressure,” he wrote. “Accordingly, OGE declines your request to suspend its ethics inquiry.”
     
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May 23, 2017, 09:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
On a different note, Bannon and Priebus stuck with each other would make a great road movie.


Shit basically writes itself.
     
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May 23, 2017, 10:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Drain that swamp, baby
It's difficult to take a source seriously when they simply distill the hires down to "lobbyists", when there are literally dozens of different types of lobbies with a myriad of motivations.

Also, If you simply hire people who aren't aware of how lobbies work internally, you create an environment where your people are more vulnerable to the tactics often used by the more predatory types.
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May 23, 2017, 11:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
It's bad karma to toast winning the battle when the war still rages.

Also, it's a circlejerk.
Let's just say that isn't how I read that at all. To people sharing a beer = celebrating victory is a bit of a jump to me
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Video implicates Erdogan possibly ordering the attack.
Turkey called the US ambassador to give him an earful. Completely backwards.
     
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May 23, 2017, 12:05 PM
 
Orrin Hatch now calls Flynn a good guy. I am no longer certain he's trolling.
     
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May 23, 2017, 02:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Let's just say that isn't how I read that at all. To people sharing a beer = celebrating victory is a bit of a jump to me
It's Scully and Mulder sharing a beer after saving the entire world.

With their toast as the central element.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
It's Scully and Mulder sharing a beer after saving the entire world.

With their toast as the central element.
I figured it might be something like this. I can't possibly guess whether the person who chose that pick knew it's context, nor whether they hoped people would take it in that context.

To me the context was wapo retweeted a big NYT story and NYT followed it up by making wapo their FF recommendation. That merely reads as friendship to me. Or just respect.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I figured it might be something like this. I can't possibly guess whether the person who chose that pick knew it's context, nor whether they hoped people would take it in that context.
If only they knew someone who's job it is to figure such things out.
     
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If only they knew someone who's job it is to figure such things out.
They might but so far you're the only person I've seen bothered by it.
     
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May 23, 2017, 02:48 PM
 
1) I'm outspoken like that.

2) Clearly didn't bother anyone at the Times.

3) The "no one else has said it" argument sounds unapologetically hive mind.
     
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1) I'm outspoken like that.

2) Clearly didn't bother anyone at the Times.

3) The "no one else has said it" argument sounds unapologetically hive mind.
I'm pointing out in a social media world where outrage gets clicks, I haven't seen any mirroring yours. Thus I conclude that your reaction didn't even occur among those who are looking to rage against the MSM. If that's hive minding so be it
     
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May 23, 2017, 11:31 PM
 
Trey Gowdy making a strong showing in his bid for Chaffetz chairmanship:
Trey Gowdy, senior GOP member of House Intel, downplayed Brennan's testimony, telling me it's not unusual for Russians to contact campaigns
This is pathetic.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I'm pointing out in a social media world where outrage gets clicks, I haven't seen any mirroring yours. Thus I conclude that your reaction didn't even occur among those who are looking to rage against the MSM. If that's hive minding so be it
If I had to predict whether social media would get more outraged by premature celebration or circlrjerk, my money would be on circlejerk.

There was outrage about that from the first tweet reply.
     
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May 24, 2017, 10:43 AM
 
http://circa.com/politics/barack-oba...g-on-americans

And yet nobody seems to care. Didn't care that his IRS was screwing right wing groups either. Lefty = hypocrite.
     
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May 24, 2017, 10:54 AM
 
I'm not sure I see the point of this latest Trump leak. Yes he did say and reveal some dumb things, but it almost feels like it was leaked just to show off or send a message.
     
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May 24, 2017, 10:56 AM
 
The subs?

IIUC, that was leaked from the Philippines.

I was going to have a problem if we leaked it.
     
 
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