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post #31851 of 37476
WD, the guy put his hands on you for no sane reason. Any chance the encounter was caught on a security cam? If so, you could make his future awkward.
post #31852 of 37476

Glad you're okay, wd40. Person sounds not too right.

post #31853 of 37476
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Always a good idea to keep your window rolled up unless there's a cop standing outside it. Glass isn't as easy to break bare-handed as it is in the movies.
Yep, that's words to live by for sure. Unless they go full crazy and grab a baseball bat or something, an angry person standing outside a locked car with the windows up can pretty much just fuck right off.

Still, that's some crazy shit and it's no surprise you're a little shaken. Glad you're safe and sound, man.
post #31854 of 37476
I learned years ago not to even bother putting bumper stickers on my car. The really funny ones aren't worth the attention.

What bumper sticker was I sporting when I learned that lesson, I hear you asking
?

post #31855 of 37476

I don't know if there was a security camera anywhere. I doubt it. When I talk to the police again I'll ask. This guy definitely needs to be observed by a mental health professional.

 

I suppose this is what I get for reading a book written for young adults.

post #31856 of 37476
You can press charges. I mean, you know where the guy works (assuming he does actually work there) and can find him.
post #31857 of 37476
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Originally Posted by wd40 View Post

Thanks -- it's so damn surreal. I feel like I'm walking around in a daze right now. That shit feels like it was straight out of a piece of fiction.

In lieu of the opportunity or ability to cause him physical harm in the moment, I hope you don't let it go. Come hell or high water, you have to get him back.*







*And no, I don't mean attacking the man after the fact. The moment has passed for you to legally defend yourself against his assault, but never let anyone put their fucking hands on you without making them pay.
post #31858 of 37476
I got into a fracas about seven years ago when I saw a guy choking his wife in the car behind me. I tried to intervene when I realized two things: I don't really know how to fight and he had a friend in the car. They roughed me up a bit, but fucked off before doing any real damage. I didn't get their license plate and regret it to this day. It would've been nice to press charges.
post #31859 of 37476
Jesus, Wd40.
Glad you're okay, and I hope that fucker gets grilled by the cops.
post #31860 of 37476
That's terrifying what happened to you WD40. Glad you're okay and that the cops were professional.
post #31861 of 37476
Jesus, wd40. Glad you got out of there and that it didn't escalate.
post #31862 of 37476
It's kind of funny if you think he's run back to his message board and is getting pats on the back from saving his workplace from an anarchist.

I don't know how you kept your cool, that sounds like a scary as hell situation.
post #31863 of 37476

That's fucked up, WD.  What a world we live in.

post #31864 of 37476
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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

Having a bad day? Then Martin Shkreli's misery will be your ecstasy!
Wu-Tang and Bill Murray are gonna go fetch back his copy of that one album, right?
Best part, from the WaPo's account:
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He will be sent to a maximum security prison until his sentencing hearing in January.
*schadenfreude*
post #31865 of 37476
If Trump was Hannibal Lecter in said prison, he'd be Multiple Miggs.
post #31866 of 37476

Assuming they have Viagra in the dispensary.

post #31867 of 37476
I'm glad you got out of that as smoothly as you did WD. You got way more patience than I do. I don't think I could've controlled myself from escalating it very quickly once he started grabbing at ya. It'd been jail again for me. He was totally trying to provoke you into making some kind of violent defense of yourself so he could be all like "see? SEE?? He attacked me!" once the cops had arrived..
post #31868 of 37476

Damn, WD, that's rough.  I'm glad you're okay.

post #31869 of 37476

Sorry you had to go through that, WD. Importnat thing is your ok.

 People will do crazy shit for stupid reasons. Definately, don't let it go, follow up so this asshole learns his lesson and doesn't do it to someon else.

post #31870 of 37476

Some good, bipartisan news out of the House:

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/house-rejects-sessions-order-giving-153601825.html

 

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U.S. House lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a trio of bipartisan measures meant to rein in civil asset forfeiture, a controversial law enforcement practice that allows police to confiscate property from individuals without ever convicting them of a crime, and often without even charging them.

 

In a series of unanimous voice votes, the House moved to block the implementation of a Justice Department directive earlier this year that encouraged these types of seizures. In July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he was reversing Obama-era restrictions on adoptive forfeitures, which had allowed state and local law enforcement agencies to seize property suspected of being linked to a crime, before passing the civil cases off to federal prosecutors.

 

Under this process, local police agencies could evade stricter state laws on civil forfeiture by deferring to more lax federal standards. Critics saw Sessions’ directive as a threat to the growing movement to clamp down on civil forfeiture at the state level. Since 2014, more than 20 states and Washington, D.C., have passed reforms addressing the practice, often adding protections for property owners that extend far beyond those at the federal level.

post #31871 of 37476
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Originally Posted by ryoken View Post

Jesus, Wd40.
Glad you're okay, and I hope that fucker gets grilled by the cops.

 

The cops will absolutely let it drop if WD doesn't follow up repeatedly and press charges, though.

post #31872 of 37476
Sorry you had that encounter with a crazy person, WD. If you had cell phone video you could've pressed assault charges. If there's a silver lining to this, it's that right wingers are visibly shaken by the existence of Antifa. Good.
post #31873 of 37476

From the movie producer who brought you Government Plane to Watch Eclipse Atop Fort Knox Gold comes this fall's latest plane scandal, Government Plane for European Honeymoon or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance):

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/treasury-secretary-mnuchin-requested-government-jet-european-honeymoon/story?id=49777076

 

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Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested use of a government jet to take him and his wife on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer, sparking an “inquiry” by The Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General, sources tell ABC News.

 

Officials familiar with the matter say the highly unusual ask for a U.S. Air Force jet, which according to an Air Force spokesman could cost roughly $25,000 per hour to operate, was put in writing by the secretary's office but eventually deemed unnecessary after further consideration of by Treasury Department officials.

 

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said in an interview with ABC News that Mnuchin's request for a government jet on his honeymoon defies common sense.

 

"You don't need a giant rulebook of government requirements to just say yourself, 'This is common sense, it's wrong,'" Wyden said. "That's just slap your forehead stuff." 

post #31874 of 37476
Well, he came from Goldman Sachs didn't he? In the world of corporate banking the use of the company jet is the modern day who's dick is bigger game.

He's not really grasping the public servant aspect quite yet.
post #31875 of 37476
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Originally Posted by neil spurn View Post

He's not really grasping the public servant aspect quite yet.

 

Oh, the Republicans get it: the public are their servants.

post #31876 of 37476
An interesting new poll from Rasmussen seems to suggest that a lot of the Republican base that got him elected thinks it was a good idea for Trump to work with Congressional Democrats on the debt ceiling issue, 72% approved of Trump reaching across the aisle.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/september_2017/most_voters_welcome_trump_s_outreach_to_congressional_democrats

I find this interesting because it kind of flies in the face of the idea that a lot of the republican votes Trump received were made by die hard republicans that simply voted for Trump because he was the republican candidate and they would be just as happy with Pence in the White House because all they wanted was a conservative to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat. The GOP leadership really hated that Trump ignored them and reached across the aisle to raise the debt ceiling. If the majority of republican voters actually are more loyal to their party than they are to Trump then this poll should have shown Republican voter opinion mirroring the GOP leadership's disapproval. Instead Republican voters supported Trump here which implies that they are more loyal to Trump than they are to their own party's leadership.
post #31877 of 37476

  As I've written before, when I'm at Planet Fitness, I can't help but see what they are talking about on Fox. Tonight on Tucker Carlson it was who Hillary blames for losing. Of course Tucker had a shit eating grin on his face. It should be noted that after Republicans lost in 08, they started writing voter ID laws and the Republican Supreme Court gutted the voting rights act. Last but not least, Trump said if he lost that meant the election was rigged. My point is that Hillary's finger pointing isn't as bad as rewriting laws and easily disproved conspiracy theories. 

post #31878 of 37476
In the I'll-believe-it-when-he-actually-signs-it-into-law department, Trump says that the wealthy may have to pay more in taxes so the middle class can get a tax cut.

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/09/13/Trump-says-wealthy-may-have-to-pay-more-in-taxes/7531505317527

I'm not sure if he'll actually do this or he simply has found that pissing off the GOP results in favorable news stories from media that take the focus off of the Russia scandal.
post #31879 of 37476

Well, reportedly Schumer and Pelosi scored a deal w/ Trump on DACA that's basically the DREAM Act w/ a few extra bucks for border security... but no funding for the wall.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/13/trump-top-democrats-agree-to-work-on-deal-to-save-daca/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_daca1013pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.7f3e19d8915d

 

Lou Dobbs and Hannity are having meltdowns right now.

post #31880 of 37476
So, GOP, how's that Faustian bargain workin' out for ya?
post #31881 of 37476

Sarah Huckabee Sanders walked the DACA talk back, but Trump hasn't.  Instead, he's just talking about Clinton's book.  

 

Meanwhile, Breitbart is having a sad:

 

 

"Amnesty Don"

post #31882 of 37476

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics is allowing White House staffers caught up in the Russia probe to accept anonymous gifts from lobbyists:

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/trump-ethics-watchdog-legal-defense-242690

 

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The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds.

 

The little-noticed change could help President Donald Trump’s aides raise the money they need to pay attorneys as the Russia probe expands — but raises the potential for hidden conflicts of interest or other ethics trouble.

 

“You can picture a whole army of people with business before the government willing to step in here and make [the debt] go away,” said Marilyn Glynn, a former George W. Bush-era acting OGE director who worked in the office for 17 years.

 

Lawyer fees have long been the source of controversy for presidents under fire. Richard Nixon’s White House took covert steps to pay the Watergate burglars, and a trust set up during Bill Clinton’s first term to deal with Whitewater and other controversies had to return hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from a controversial Arkansas friend who was later indicted for campaign finance abuses.

post #31883 of 37476

If the Trump/Dem deal holds (never trust Trump until everything is signed, sealed, delivered and checked 3,000,000 times), Republicans are going to wish they didn't hate the Gang of 8 deal.

 

Marco Rubio must be flipping out.  As Twitter keeps reminding me, he got more concessions out of Schumer than Trump... if this is true.

post #31884 of 37476

Bad night to be this guy:

 

post #31885 of 37476
My hope is that this 'reaching across the aisle' while great for the country, still means that no one is stepping off the gas wrt Russia. And Schumer stabs him in the front.
post #31886 of 37476
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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post
 

Well, reportedly Schumer and Pelosi scored a deal w/ Trump on DACA that's basically the DREAM Act w/ a few extra bucks for border security... but no funding for the wall.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/13/trump-top-democrats-agree-to-work-on-deal-to-save-daca/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_daca1013pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.7f3e19d8915d

 

Lou Dobbs and Hannity are having meltdowns right now.

 

What?  Why?  They're sad that nearly a million people won't be sent to countries where they most likely have no background, no support structure, and probably don't even speak the language?  They're sad that nearly a million people won't become stalwart hardworking taxpayers and start contributing to the system in which they were raised?  They're sad they won't be throwing away that investment after all?

 

Other than a diet rich in paint chips, what's wrong with these people?

 

Geez!

post #31887 of 37476
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post

Bad night to be this guy:



Wall Man was always the worst Mega Man boss.

Chances Chief of Staff Chalmers scolded Trump for his midnight snack tweet storm after laying off the crackpot shit for - shit - it feels forever ago.
post #31888 of 37476

The FT is reporting that Trump is denying a deal with the Democrats on DACA.

 

https://www.ft.com/content/5a99d97c-991f-11e7-b83c-9588e51488a0

 

Paywalled (with limited free articles on registration and monthly thereafter)

 

"Donald Trump has denied claims by Democratic leaders in Congress that he struck a deal with them to to protect the legal status of young undocumented migrants brought to the US as children. The Democrats announced late on Wednesday that Mr Trump had agreed at a dinner at the White House to introduce legislation that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation and would enact border security measures that did not include building a physical wall with Mexico.

 

In a joint statement Nancy Pelosi, house minority leader, and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said they had “agreed to enshrine the protections of Daca [the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival programme] into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides”. However, the US president tweeted on Thursday morning: “No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent. Would be subject to vote.”

post #31889 of 37476
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Someone should ask Sarah Huckabee Sanders what it's like being a grown-up Garbage Pail Kid.


I have every variation of the Hick Huckabee card

post #31890 of 37476

It's hilarious that Chuck and Nancy have seemingly found out how to work Trump. I'm having fun watching the conservative corners of the internet process this:

 

post #31891 of 37476
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Originally Posted by Amos Orange View Post
 

It's hilarious that Chuck and Nancy have seemingly found out how to work Trump. I'm having fun watching the conservative corners of the internet process this:

 

 

I've been saying this from the start: Drumpf is a weathervane; he points the direction of whoever is blowing in his ear.

 

If Obama had disguised himself as Eugene Allen and stood behind Drumpf making social commentary before every decision he made, we'd have four more years of Obama's policies... just tweeted out by an idiot.

post #31892 of 37476
Eh, as far as trying to sneak by without admitting he's wrong, yes. He'll flip-flop all over the place like a child.

But make no mistake, this fucker is a full-on white supremacist at the least.
post #31893 of 37476

Um, wasn't that very thing a cornerstone of his entire campaign?

post #31894 of 37476
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Originally Posted by Farsight View Post
 

 

I've been saying this from the start: Drumpf is a weathervane; he points the direction of whoever is blowing in his ear.

 

If Obama had disguised himself as Eugene Allen and stood behind Drumpf making social commentary before every decision he made, we'd have four more years of Obama's policies... just tweeted out by an idiot.

post #31895 of 37476
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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post


Wall Man was always the worst Mega Man boss.

Chances Chief of Staff Chalmers scolded Trump for his midnight snack tweet storm after laying off the crackpot shit for - shit - it feels forever ago.

 

The trick was to beat Ladder Man first.

post #31896 of 37476
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Originally Posted by Zhukov View Post

The trick was to beat Ladder Man first.

I was trying to remember whose powers worked best strategically against Wall Man.
post #31897 of 37476

Actually, you could also beat Tunnel Man, Bribe Man, and Overstay Your Visa Man. 

 

Wall Man really wasn't too effective.

post #31898 of 37476
Door Man?

And was that dude in the wall onesie not one of the most sickeningly pathetic specimens of (allegedly) human life ever? I just want to uncontrollably punch that face over and over as hard as I can until it looks like something that offends me less..
post #31899 of 37476
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

And was that dude in the wall onesie not one of the most sickeningly pathetic specimens of (allegedly) human life ever?
What really makes me laugh is that he looks exactly like a shabbier Jeff Sessions.
post #31900 of 37476
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Originally Posted by commodorejohn View Post


What really makes me laugh is that he looks exactly like a shabbier Jeff Sessions.


It's probably Jeff's cousin Merle-Bob Forrest Pickett Sessions. He's an undersecretary now.

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