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The dumbass White House Occupant, on Twitter:

 

"Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!"

 

...So he's claiming victory here? This fuckin' guy.

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Ugh, the 2018 elections can't get here soon enough.
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Would those in charge of Congress like to pass an emergency relief bill for Puerto Rico, or....?

 

Maybe the president would like to tweet about that, or....?

 

Oh, right, it doesn't play to the base.

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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post

The dumbass White House Occupant, on Twitter:

"Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!"

...So he's claiming victory here? This fuckin' guy.

I allowed my Twitter account to lie fallow for years before last year's election. These days, I can't stay away from it.


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"This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country."
— Theodore Roosevelt, October 25, 1905

This pretty much cements why I think Theodore Roosevelt was the last great republican...even he had the sense to split and go progressive a century ago when he saw where the Republican Party was headed.
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Jared Kushner set up a private e-mail to conduct White House business:

 

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/24/jared-kushner-private-email-white-house-243071

 

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Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December, part of a larger pattern of Trump administration aides using personal email accounts for government business.

 

Kushner uses his private account alongside his official White House email account, sometimes trading emails with senior White House officials, outside advisers and others about media coverage, event planning and other subjects, according to four people familiar with the correspondence. POLITICO has seen and verified about two dozen emails.

 

“Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business,” said Abbe Lowell, a lawyer for Kushner in a statement Sunday. “Fewer than 100 emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account. These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal rather than his White House address.”

 

Aides who have exchanged emails with Kushner on his private account since Trump took office in January include former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, Gary Cohn, and spokesman Josh Raffel according to emails described to or shown to POLITICO. In some cases those White House officials have emailed Kushner’s account first, said people familiar with the messages.

 

The White House is going to feel so sheepish when it finds out just how seriously Trump supporters take private e-mail servers!

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At this point, it's almost cute that Kushner thought that a private email account would remain private.
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Originally Posted by Reasor View Post


I allowed my Twitter account to lie fallow for years before last year's election. These days, I can't stay away from it.


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In other shitty news, a far right German party won seats in parliament for the first time in 60 years. According to this article, 60% of their voters only protest voted for them to be "against all other parties". Because that has worked out great in other countries right?   

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The White House is going to feel so sheepish when it finds out just how seriously Trump supporters take private e-mail servers!

 

The last two years tells me that his supporters have probably already found a way to justify their hypocritical dismissal of this story.

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I'm taking a break from social media before I start screaming at members of my own family. That fucking tweet from the President where he tries to hide behind veterans got right under my skin.

I know that my parents know that the Armed Forces have the most racially integrated work force in the entire United States. I know that they know this, because that's the reason they shelled out money that they couldn't afford to spend to live in a white suburb downtown from the Navy base where my Dad was stationed, so that they wouldn't have to live in Navy housing and have black and Hispanic neighbors.

When the white supremacist in the Oval Office tries to turn this national anthem horseshit into "won't someone think of the veterans," though, my mother eats that shit right up. It provides a cover for her own racism, just like it provides a cover for the President's.

I'm fucking off to PBS.org to watch Ken Burns and eat dinner, angrily.
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Ask her what she thinks an acceptable form of protest would be.

 

Odds are she doesn't have an answer.

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It probably involves swastikas and chants of 'blood and soil'.  Republicans seem cool with that.

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Originally Posted by Amos Orange View Post

Ask her what she thinks an acceptable form of protest would be.
Odds are she doesn't have an answer.
That’s because there is no form of protest that’s acceptable if they are the ones being protested.
For me, it’s the false equivalence of the kneeling and ‘disrespecting veterans’ that’s driving me nuts. There’s NO relationship between the two. None.
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For once, both sides do it.  I see a lot of people saying "As a veteran, I support such-and-such.  I fought for the freedom to do so!"  Well, that kind of pisses me off too.  Being a government employee for a few years does not lend one's opinion weight, and no American soldier has fought for freedom in a few generations.  Vietnam was about ideology, Afghanistan about revenge, and Iraq about conquest for spoils.

 

It's tangential, but this worship of the military pisses me off.

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Hell, I served in the military and worship of the military pisses me off.

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For me, it’s the false equivalence of the kneeling and ‘disrespecting veterans’ that’s driving me nuts. There’s NO relationship between the two. None.

 

You know how so many "religious" people don't actually follow their own religion's teachings or participate in their church, but just use it as an occasional crutch or shield?

 

That's essentially the Republican voter. They're lapsed patriots.

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WaPo tech reporter:

 

 

Sixteen fucking months.

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Originally Posted by ryoken View Post

"This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country."
— Theodore Roosevelt, October 25, 1905

This pretty much cements why I think Theodore Roosevelt was the last great republican...even he had the sense to split and go progressive a century ago when he saw where the Republican Party was headed.


I'd say the last great Republican President would be Eisenhower.  The latest best Republican President would be Obama. 

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Had Obama been a Republican President, Medicaid would no longer exist today.

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Originally Posted by Amos Orange View Post

WaPo tech reporter:




Sixteen fucking months.

So, Zuckerberg 2036, because Zuckerberg 2020 can't possibly be a thing after this.
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Originally Posted by Warren Peace View Post

Had Obama been a Republican President, Medicaid would no longer exist today.

The GOP have been unable to produce a black Republican candidate who can pass a psych eval, so that definitely leaves Obama out.
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If Mark Zuckerberg's political ambitions are torpedoed because his company SPENT MOTHERFUCKING SIXTEEN MONTHS NOT FUCKING TELLING ANYBODY ABOUT THE GODDAMN GOATFUCKING RUSSIANS TRYING TO GODDAMN HACK U.S. POLITICS YOU MAKE ME FUCKING SICK YOU VILE LITTLE COWARDLY SONOFABITCH it won't be worth it, but it'll at least be some small consolation.

Now I just need to print out whatever this article is so I can travel the country finding every dumbshit Millennial who ever said shit like "well gosh, I think Zuckerberg would make a great President because he's a couple decades closer to my age and I'm a terminal Facebook addict who's so diseased that I don't even understand why privacy is a thing you'd want, plus he's like, all progressive and shit, okay, hang on, it's been like fifteen minutes since my last selfie!" and beat them upside the head with it.
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I don’t think anyone who actually votes has ever indicated The Zuck as a candidate they’d like to see. At least I hope not.

I mean look at his hyper-extended gait, crudely masking the reversed articulation of his true Reptilian form.

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Real talk: I want Mark Zuckerberg, for his decade-plus of constant deflection and pooh-poohing of people's entirely legitimate concerns with his product, inevitable disavowal of even partial responsibility for all the awful shit that has festered under his watch, refusal to even acknowledge that any consequences of their actions were foreseeable let alone admit that they should fucking well have considered the ramifications of the things they've enabled ahead of time, deliberate attempts to dismantle the entire concept of privacy, commodification of human relationships, and general being-an-awful-fuck, to become a household name associated with blind greed and absolute weaseliness the way Benedict Arnold became synonymous with treason. FUCK. YOU. YOU. AWFUL. LITTLE. COCKSUCKER.
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commodore's hatred for zuckerberg is so great, it's why i love winding him up about it. 

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Yes, Boone, but now I'm gonna have this to throw in your face every damn time!
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Anyway, watching the Ken Burns Vietnam War documentary has me thinking about this era of veteran worship we've been going through, and I keep wondering if the reason we're so obsessed with "the troops" is because the people who are in charge of our media have tremendous guilt over their participation in the demonization of the Vietnam War troops or in the war itself vis a vis the draft. So the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction.

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I want him to spend the rest of his life in a cell where every wall is a monitor playing all the Facebook Live snuff videos on endless repeat.
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Originally Posted by Warren Peace View Post
 

Had Obama been a Republican President, Medicaid would no longer exist today.


Keep in mind the second best recent Republican President, Bill Clinton, reformed welfare.  But Medicaid no longer existing? Hyperbole. It still exists. 

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If J. Robert Oppenheimer had been Mark Zuckerberg, he would've watched the Trinity test, turned away, shrugged, mumbled "fuck you, got mine," and set about trying to figure out if it would profit him to have an atomic bomb installed in everyone's living room.
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Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post
 

Anyway, watching the Ken Burns Vietnam War documentary has me thinking about this era of veteran worship we've been going through, and I keep wondering if the reason we're so obsessed with "the troops" is because the people who are in charge of our media have tremendous guilt over their participation in the demonization of the Vietnam War troops or in the war itself vis a vis the draft. So the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction.

Sounds about right.

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Originally Posted by bigbrother View Post
 

In other shitty news, a far right German party won seats in parliament for the first time in 60 years. According to this article, 60% of their voters only protest voted for them to be "against all other parties". Because that has worked out great in other countries right?   

 

When it comes to the U.K.'s EU referendum, Trump, and this German election, I'm extremely skeptical of this 'I'm only doing this as a protest vote!' bullshit. You'll get one or two cretins doing it - like that Brexit-voting tool who was visibly upset that what he'd voted for passed - but the vast majority of them a) know what they're doing, b) know that it's either morally wrong or fucking stupid, hence their need for an excuse. In all three cases, if you asked them what they're protesting through their 'protest vote', the honest answer would be some variation of 'too many brown people' or 'my country doesn't swing its dick around and get in the face of everyone else enough'. 

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Originally Posted by Warren Peace View Post
 

Had Obama been a Republican President, Medicaid would no longer exist today.


Keep in mind the second best recent Republican President, Bill Clinton, reformed welfare.  But Medicaid no longer existing? Hyperbole. It still exists. 

 

While Obama acted more like a centrist than his critics and fans would like to admit, he wasn't a Republican. (I think there are many indications that he leans hard left but is also a political pragmatist, for good or ill.)

 

Clinton, OTOH.....his help in furthering the justice system hostile to POC is something that doesn't seem to get talked about much but was very right-leaning. I'd have to do more reading and research but from what little I know, I don't think he comes out of his two terms as some kind of progressive champion or pivot point.

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Clinton, OTOH.....his help in furthering the justice system hostile to POC is something that doesn't seem to get talked about much but was very right-leaning. I'd have to do more reading and research but from what little I know, I don't think he comes out of his two terms as some kind of progressive champion or pivot point.

 

There's a reason the, "They're all the same!" mentality gained traction. There was a time (a long, long time ago, in a reality far, far away...) when both parties depended on the centrist vote, so were only a bit apart on many issues. Then the Republicans went hard right to court the religious, racist and stupid voter blocs (I'll refrain from theorizing how much overlap there is) and left the center to the Democrats... who then tacked -RIGHT-, not left.

 

The result was 2016, where a hard-right party faced a right-of-center party, and the left had no one to identify with. Now Democrats -appear- to be learning that there are actually voters left of center, and they can't just assume they'll get those votes out of pragmatism. Being better than the other guys isn't good enough, if you're still a depressingly shitty option.

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Originally Posted by Farsight View Post
 

 

 

 

The result was 2016, where a hard-right party faced a right-of-center party, and the left had no one to identify with. Now Democrats -appear- to be learning that there are actually voters left of center, and they can't just assume they'll get those votes out of pragmatism. Being better than the other guys isn't good enough, if you're still a depressingly shitty option.

 

Why not? That's what they've been doing for decades. 

 

I like what Elizabeth Warrens been doing, much less so than Bernie. But I don't see much uptake from Congress or even the public (Warren is NOT popular in her home state).

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Holy shit, this was funny and terrifiying:

 

The 6 Most WTF Hollywood Depictions Of Donald Trump

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Trump retweeted a photo of Pat Tillman as a reason for why we should stand for the flag.

 

Yeah, because using Tillman as a shield has worked out so well in the past.

 

This fuckin' guy. 

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Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post

Trump retweeted a photo of Pat Tillman as a reason for why we should stand for the flag.

Yeah, because using Tillman as a shield has worked out so well in the past.

This fuckin' guy. 
Ohhhhhohohoho....fuck him. I would say you can't be serious but we live in backwards world now so....nothing is too absurd..
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Since Tillman was an leftist atheist, its a safe bet that he wouldn't be a Trump fan.

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Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
 

Since Tillman was an leftist atheist, its a safe bet that he wouldn't be a Trump fan.

 

And since he was killed by friendly fire, probably not the best example to trot out for serving your country.

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No kidding. There's so much wrong with that that I wouldn't know where to begin..
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I'm rewatching SOCIAL NETWORK and it really is eerie how much that movie predicted about what was to come. 

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I know Seth Abramson can be hit or miss, but this is a good thread:

 

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/912121930102317056

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I read that this morning. It's excellent, and it gets to the root of why Trump is such an outlier, such an enemy. We're not going to know the full extent of his psychological assault on the American people for decades. This is the type of shit that gets embedded in your DNA. 

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Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post

I read that this morning. It's excellent, and it gets to the root of why Trump is such an outlier, such an enemy. We're not going to know the full extent of his psychological assault on the American people for decades. This is the type of shit that gets embedded in your DNA. 
Right. This is what scares me. I want him impeached....for sure. But that's not gonna rid us of him. It won't be that easy. He needs to be extracted like poison from a wound and I just don't know how to accomplish that other than him being convicted of something so bad that everyone has no alternative but to be done with him. And even then.....I'm not sure..
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Anthony Weiner got 21 months in prison for sexting an underage girl, which is a suitable enough length of time for that crime.

 

But it's not nearly enough time for giving us Trump. 

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