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May 26, 2017, 04:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
You'll have to spell it out for me.
Jeff Bezos

Owns company paid over half a billion dollars by the CIA.

Owns second most important print media outlet in the country.

There's obvious conflict of interest questions there even without the part where the Post just happens to have gotten themselves a direct line to an endless stream of secret squirrel shit right when El Presidente kicked the hornet nest.
     
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May 26, 2017, 07:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Looks like Gianforte is going to squeak by.
After seeing both men, if Gianforte had "bodyslammed" the reporter, it's likely the reporter wouldn't have gotten up, at least not for a while. Congressman Gianforte is a big guy, if he'd slammed Ben Jacobs to the ground it would have caused some damage and not just broken his glasses. Also, Jacobs was a former DNC staffer, he was no neutral party, at all.
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May 26, 2017, 09:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
the part where the Post just happens to have gotten themselves a direct line to an endless stream of secret squirrel shit
Speaking of which...

Originally Posted by Jared Kushner
Ow! My hit points!
     
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May 26, 2017, 10:22 PM
 
Trump obviously gets Twitter, but I'm wondering if he realizes the power of the GIF.

To be fair, I didn't quite realize it myself, as people generally try to avoid repeatedly putting themselves in GIFable situations.
     
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May 27, 2017, 02:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Jeff Bezos

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Owns second most important print media outlet in the country.

There's obvious conflict of interest questions there even without the part where the Post just happens to have gotten themselves a direct line to an endless stream of secret squirrel shit right when El Presidente kicked the hornet nest.
I don't think the Post reporters needed Bezos to get sources. Particularly when the IC hates Trump.
     
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May 27, 2017, 08:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Sadly SHE WAS BEING SERIOUS!
Maybe she should just have stuck to hitting on him for visiting Saudi Arabia at all after his campaign speeches about getting tough on the supporters and backers of so called Islamic Terrorism.

Or maybe he was doing it alphabetically and he just thought that Arabia was Saudi's last name?
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May 27, 2017, 11:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I don't think the Post reporters needed Bezos to get sources. Particularly when the IC hates Trump.
Other direction.

If the CIA wants narrative X, that's what the Post prints.
     
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May 27, 2017, 01:26 PM
 
I think that kind of thing already happened before Bezos. You'd have a harder time convincing me the reporters are in on it.
     
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May 27, 2017, 01:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
I know right? The comments on that video are frightening. Do they really not understand that she was telling a (not particularly funny) joke?

One would have to be a beyond dim to believe she was being serious!
Allow me to propose an alternate theory.

What she meant to say was something along the lines of "Trump could have picked countries alphabetically and done a better job".

Instead, she said what she said, and it was utterly incomprehensible.

While any given person's intelligence will enter into how they interpret an incomprehensible statement, I posit whether the person has a dagger or an olive branch in their hand is just as important, if not moreso.
     
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May 27, 2017, 03:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I think that kind of thing already happened before Bezos. You'd have a harder time convincing me the reporters are in on it.
I'd imagine individual reporters start to look penny-ante after peeling off a half billion for the owner.
     
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May 27, 2017, 04:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I'd imagine individual reporters start to look penny-ante after peeling off a half billion for the owner.
I imagine Bezos having crazy scoops while not being a journalist would catch some attention.
     
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May 27, 2017, 05:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Allow me to propose an alternate theory.

What she meant to say was something along the lines of "Trump could have picked countries alphabetically and done a better job".

Instead, she said what she said, and it was utterly incomprehensible.

While any given person's intelligence will enter into how they interpret an incomprehensible statement, I posit whether the person has a dagger or an olive branch in their hand is just as important, if not moreso.
I think one would have to be blind with hatred to see it for anything the it obviously was. I think Trump is a bafoon who is absolutely terrible for the country and, to no small extent, the world. But I'm not so blinded by hatred to believe he doesn't know Israel is in the middle east.

Nothing she said squares with the idea that she expects diplomatic trips to happen in alphabetical order. You know that. Anyone with an ounce of intellectual integrity knows that. It wasn't incomprehensible, It was a joke. A poorly delivered joke, but a joke.
     
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May 27, 2017, 09:10 PM
 
As always, Merkel at the ready to peel some heads.

     
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Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
I think one would have to be blind with hatred to see it for anything the it obviously was. I think Trump is a bafoon who is absolutely terrible for the country and, to no small extent, the world. But I'm not so blinded by hatred to believe he doesn't know Israel is in the middle east.

Nothing she said squares with the idea that she expects diplomatic trips to happen in alphabetical order. You know that. Anyone with an ounce of intellectual integrity knows that. It wasn't incomprehensible, It was a joke. A poorly delivered joke, but a joke.
I had to think about it for a long time... I watched it right when it was posted here and it took me until this afternoon to put it together.

That process was helped by me liking the woman.
     
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May 27, 2017, 09:21 PM
 
Why does Trudeau look like such a dork?

Edit: You like Pelosi? Really? I think the only politician I can say that I genuinely like is Rand Paul.
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May 27, 2017, 10:16 PM
 
Well, I don't have a dagger in my hand for her yet. Admittedly, I like her less than I used to.

The only active politician I can think of I like for reals is Sanders.

I go back and forth on Paul. He's certainly one of the few unique members of Congress.


Oh... my brother is running for the park board. So him too.
     
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May 27, 2017, 11:03 PM
 
As for Trudeau, his outfit is horrible.
     
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May 28, 2017, 12:33 AM
 
Widening the scope...

I like Spicer and Conway.

I like Biden and Barney Frank.

I like Boehner and Michael Steele.

I like Comey.


Quite the rogue's gallery.
     
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May 28, 2017, 11:55 AM
 
Anybody here notice The Hill has fallen off the quality cliff in the last month?
     
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May 28, 2017, 05:09 PM
 
So social justice morons claimed that the rebel flag was bad to display in public, "if people want to see them they can go to museums", they said. Well, apparently even having them in museums is too much.

http://www.ajc.com/news/local/with-c...liC0z4opJ3GTI/

By degrees history is going to be erased, and regressives on the Left will rejoice. Soon they can craft a world where no one can be offended, a world so pathetic and sheltered only SJWs themselves will want to live in it. This is why you should never capitulate to ideologues. Even if you're against everything such symbols stand for, completely removing them from a society will only serve to make that society forget, dooming them to repeat the mistakes of the past.
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May 28, 2017, 05:27 PM
 
She's back hack hack hack!
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May 29, 2017, 01:55 PM
 
So, the National Anthem on Memorial Day is a sing-along now?
     
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May 29, 2017, 02:00 PM
 
The healthiest president ever needed a golf cart to get around when other world leaders were walking fine.
     
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The healthiest president ever needed a golf cart to get around when other world leaders were walking fine.
Amazingly it's not a tweet but as always he's preemptively come of as a hypocrite.
     
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So, the National Anthem on Memorial Day is a sing-along now?
Did hear the announcer asked people to sing, though I'd probably follow the adage "when in Arlington, do as the Mattis do".
     
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May 30, 2017, 07:02 AM
 
The bots were out in force on Reddit last night. I expect some punches get thrown today. CNN's already started, and it just turned 7 AM on the east coast.
     
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May 30, 2017, 07:12 AM
 
Pretty sure at this point the only people watching CNN are those who want their bias reinforced. Their viewership is so low, they can almost address each of them by name. I can't even fathom how they're able to pay their utility bills.
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May 30, 2017, 07:22 AM
 
They're pretty awful.

Definitely number one in believing whatever anyone tells them.
     
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May 30, 2017, 01:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
So social justice morons claimed that the rebel flag was bad to display in public, "if people want to see them they can go to museums", they said. Well, apparently even having them in museums is too much.

http://www.ajc.com/news/local/with-c...liC0z4opJ3GTI/

By degrees history is going to be erased, and regressives on the Left will rejoice. Soon they can craft a world where no one can be offended, a world so pathetic and sheltered only SJWs themselves will want to live in it. This is why you should never capitulate to ideologues. Even if you're against everything such symbols stand for, completely removing them from a society will only serve to make that society forget, dooming them to repeat the mistakes of the past.
It also highlights how much like Muslim extremists the intolerant Social Justice Warriors/Democrats have become.
     
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May 30, 2017, 02:01 PM
 
FWIW, the official line is the only problem was a flag outside the museum.

The museum claims there was a request to take them all out, but the county denies it.

By my reckoning, the official denial would make it tough for the county to do anything if the museum were to stay open, flags and all.
     
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May 30, 2017, 04:44 PM
 
Stone seems to be confirming Reince is getting shipped to Greece.
     
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How often is Stone right, though?
     
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May 30, 2017, 04:59 PM
 
A fair point.

My instinct to discount it less are based on the rumors the whole WH team is in for an imminent shakeup. Better to BS about stuff farther out.
     
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I understand conceptually the softening of the blow, but there's no way to spin Reince being removed as CoS as anything less than a rebuke of his abilities.
     
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Would he be the first major player Trump wanted to fire?

He didn't with Lewandowski, Manafort, and Flynn.

(I'm not counting the Comms Director)
     
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All I'll say about Kathy Griffin is if she's going to go there, the "I support gore" subhead was clever.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
The bots were out in force on Reddit last night. I expect some punches get thrown today. CNN's already started, and it just turned 7 AM on the east coast.
Bzzzzzzt!

Looks as if in the jungle, the mighty jungle, the IC sleeps tonight.
     
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All I'll say about Kathy Griffin is if she's going to go there, the "I support gore" subhead was clever.
The elite on the Left are apparently trying to incite violence now. Griffin can say and do what she wants, she has freedom of expression, but there will be repercussions for her and those like her. When even Al Franken condemns you for being sick and distasteful towards the president, you know you've done seriously ****ed up.
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May 31, 2017, 03:46 AM
 
Ehhh...

I doubt inciting violence was her intent.

With credit to Dakar for long ago presenting to me the importance of the distinction, she was being thoughtless, not careless.
     
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The elite on the Left are apparently trying to incite violence now. Griffin can say and do what she wants, she has freedom of expression, but there will be repercussions for her and those like her. When even Al Franken condemns you for being sick and distasteful towards the president, you know you've done seriously ****ed up.
The 'elite on the left?' Really? She's a two bit comedian who has made a career out of 'crossing the line' for attention.
     
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May 31, 2017, 08:31 AM
 
She does that, but I'm not sure it's fair to hang her career on it.

Full disclosure: a fan who's seen her live a bunch of times.
     
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Aaaaand, boom Paree.
     
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I can't help to think that explosion in Kabul is a direct response to the MOAB we dropped a bit back.
     
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May 31, 2017, 12:33 PM
 
But a 'liberal elite'? Come on, you may enjoy her comedy, but would she have the notariety she does if it wasn't for her pushing the envelope? She may be polically liberal, it she calling her an elite is absurd. She's basically famous for taking her clothes off, perving on younger men, getting drunk and cursing on CNN's NYE, while telling jokes. Am I wrong here? Do any of the liberals on the board look to her as some kind of political crusader? Really, it's the equivalent of calling Toby Keith a 'conservative elite.'
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She does that, but I'm not sure it's fair to hang her career on it.

Full disclosure: a fan who's seen her live a bunch of times.
     
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May 31, 2017, 01:19 PM
 
I never said "liberal elite". To be liberal you must support individual liberties, and modern collectivism is antithetical to that. You can't be for limited speech (even hate speech is protected under the Constitution) and be liberal at the same time. So while I'm disgusted by Griffin's actions, I was equally repulsed by Nugent's comments about Obama, I fully support her right to perform them without fear of prosecution.
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CNN tells Kathy Griffin
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I have to think she got the attention she wanted. Because seriously no one cares about Kathy griffin.
     
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Originally Posted by Cap'n Tightpants View Post
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Find+replace 'liberal elite' with 'elite on the left' and what you said is still stupid. She's a comedian who only makes the news when she does something 'outrageous.' She's not any kind of elite nor is her behaviour representative of any movement of any political persuasion.

As for Nugent, the 'elite on the right' don't seem to have an issue with him. Best go review your talking points.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
How often is Stone right, though?
He just outed Dina as a leaker of interest.

Another claim which I can assume will be quickly confirmed or not.
     
 
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