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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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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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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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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, 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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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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Oct 22, 2017, 01:53 PM
 
Real or photoshopped?
     
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Oct 23, 2017, 04:15 PM
 
Kathy Griffin called Lisa Bloom a "fame whore".

If Kathy's calling you that...
     
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Oct 23, 2017, 04:50 PM
 
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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Oct 23, 2017, 04:58 PM
 
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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Oct 23, 2017, 05:02 PM
 
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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Oct 23, 2017, 05:32 PM
 
Surely you mean Walter Cronkite?
     
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Oct 23, 2017, 05:36 PM
 
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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Oct 23, 2017, 06:25 PM
 
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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Down goes Flake!
     
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Oct 24, 2017, 05:27 PM
 
Eva > Zsa Zsa
     
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Lord, the senate over turned the consumer friendly rule so now forced arbitration is back. The GOP no votes were surprising too (Collins where were you?)
     
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Oct 26, 2017, 12:57 AM
 
This was from that GOP luncheon on Tuesday.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/1...r-flake-244127

Originally Posted by Politico
“It was a very positive meeting,” Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said. “Nobody called anybody an ignorant slut or anything.”
     
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Oct 26, 2017, 06:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
This was from that GOP luncheon on Tuesday.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/1...r-flake-244127
One of the reporters I follow on twitter had to clear up it was an SNL reference. I assume some people were freaking out in his replies.


Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Russia probe, thinks Americans are too ‘savvy’ for Russian ads to work



"I don’t think they’d be influenced by ads posted by foreign governments."
Do foreign ads lack some kind je ne sais quoi I'm not aware of? Short of some dude with a thick Russian accent going "I tink Trump very stronk" ads are ads.
     
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Oct 28, 2017, 09:45 PM
 
Roger Stone just got an involuntary Twitterectomy.
     
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Somalia had a recent bombing. I know, again. So after one of those, do you punish the citizenry by:

[-] reduce gun rights
[-] roadblocks & checkpoints
[-] mandatory waiting periods
[-] raise taxes to pay for ...
[-] more TSA security theater

Nope. Instead they blamed the people responsible (Al-Shabab apparently), and punished those who should have stopped such attacks, or at least mitigated the risks:

[x] Fire two of the most senior security officials. The national heads of police and intelligence.

Finally, us citizens don't get the shaft every time government security fails us. Please note the metaphorical license - I'm not a citizen of Somalia.
     
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Oct 29, 2017, 08:26 PM
 
Twice in two days someone on Fox News has referred to the non-existant Clinton Administration. I think the Mueller thing has them rattled.

I haven't been able to read the WSJ editorial but that also sounds like they've gone off the deep end as well.
     
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Valiant effort by Cordray
     
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Oct 30, 2017, 09:49 PM
 
Lousiana's SC should be ashamed of themselves.
http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/30/he...-dog-the-court
"If y'all, this is how I feel, if y'all think I did it, I know that I didn't do it so why don't you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not what's up."

That was Warren Demesme talking to the police after he voluntarily agreed to be interviewed over accusations he sexually assaulted a minor. In an opinion concurring with the Louisiana Supreme Court's decision to deny the man a writ of certiorari, Justice Scott Chricton insists that Demesme only "ambiguously referenced a lawyer."
Chricton's argument relies specifically on the ambiguity of what a "lawyer dog" might mean. And this alleged ambiguity is attributable entirely to the lack of a comma between "lawyer" and "dog" in the transcript. As such, the ambiguity is not the suspect's but the court's. And it requires willful ignorance to maintain it.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Twice in two days someone on Fox News has referred to the non-existant Clinton Administration. I think the Mueller thing has them rattled.

I haven't been able to read the WSJ editorial but that also sounds like they've gone off the deep end as well.
Now Hannity called her President Clinton.

They are spinning so hard they're losing grip on reality.
     
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Oct 31, 2017, 06:46 PM
 
I could be wrong, but I think tax reform is polling worse than the healthcare bill
https://t.co/BBORMThqZE
As the debate gets underway, the poll shows, just 14 percent of Americans believe they'll get a tax cut, while 25 percent expect their taxes to go up.

Similarly, just 19 percent of Americans say the tax legislation will significantly improve the economy. At the same time, 35 percent expect it will substantially increase the budget deficit.
     
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Nov 3, 2017, 06:20 AM
 
Donna Brazile’s book confirms DNC rigged the primaries.
Sen. Warren replied yes when asked by Jake Tapper.
https://t.co/7lpxJb2wNv
https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...ks-2016-215774
http://nypost.com/2017/11/02/did-hil...t-of-the-race/
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Donna Brazile’s book confirms DNC rigged the primaries.
Maybe it does, but the Politico article below doesn't say anything like that. It alleges that Hillary was skirting campaign finance laws and that her actions cost Dem down-ballot candidates their chances, but that doesn't mean that the DNC rigged the primary.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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A random twitter employee shut down Trumps account on their way out the door. No one knows if they also have the power to hijack the account. This is actually kind of dangerous
     
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Nov 3, 2017, 10:30 AM
 
In election news, Roy Moore has disappeared from the public eye ahead of the election in an attempt to hide the crazy. Meanwhile in VA Gillespie is running a blatant nativist campaign that any decent human being should disavow.
     
 
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