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Aww, I wasn't trying to be a dick :( I was just trying to add that the middle class is a unicorn.

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It's a shame the middle class won't live . . . but then again, who does?
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Feel like I'm taking crazy pills, etc. etc:

Quote:

 

"The loss of life, it's always tragic. But it's been incredible. The results that we've had with respect to loss of life."

 

https://twitter.com/SalHernandez/status/913852023350718464

 

 

 

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I was just going to post that clip.  Unreal. 

 

If only Trump cared about the crisis in Puerto Rico as much as he cares about the crisis of having to pay taxes.  

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by wd40 View Post
 

There's a middle class left?

 

According to an antiquated and arbitrary method for measuring my household is firmly in the upper middle class. We are blessed with some incredible success and happiness, but we are nowhere near the comfort that the middle class has experienced as its highest highs. It feels like we are hovering somewhere around lower middle class often.

 

Yeah, there is no middle class in America.

 

What we have is a huge group that would've been considered "The Poors" sixty years ago that like to pretend they're the middle class, despite living a life in debt and one missed paycheck away from the streets.

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HHS Secretary Tom Price has resigned.

 

https://twitter.com/Phil_Mattingly/status/913865273626775553

 

May he never be in a position of power again.

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Tune up the Oompa Loompa chorus: Tom Price has either resigned or been shitcanned as Health and Human Services Secretary.
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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post

HHS Secretary Tom Price has resigned.

https://twitter.com/Phil_Mattingly/status/913865273626775553

May he never be in a position of power again.

Only 2 resignations that could make me happier.

Good fucking riddance.
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Priceless.

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Can we garnish his wages while we're at it?

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Priceless.

 

We've experienced a sudden drop in price.

post #32912 of 41446
One down, plenty to go.
post #32913 of 41446
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Originally Posted by commodorejohn View Post

One down, plenty to go.

This is the slowest domino effect ever.

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It's practically continental drift. But any progress is better than no progress.
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So long, Fucko!

 

Quote:
 This is the slowest domino effect ever.

The Resignation of the Month actually snuck up on me this time. Who are we thinking for October? My money's on Kushner leaving his non-position.

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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

So long, Fucko!

 

The Resignation of the Month actually snuck up on me this time. Who are we thinking for October? My money's on Kushner leaving his non-position.

 

I'm putting my money on Kelly.  I think he's had just about enough of this shit.

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Kelly quitting would be the sweetest messageboard candy.
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post

So long, Fucko!

The Resignation of the Month actually snuck up on me this time. Who are we thinking for October? My money's on Kushner leaving his non-position.

I half expect to hear that Kushner's taking over the HHS position too.
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The only thing that wouldn't be awesome about Kelly storming out in a huff would be the fact that he's one of the very few relative adults left in the room. But then, it's not like he's been able to do more than cut down on schemers backstabbing each other; his visible exasperation at that rally Trump had a week or two back attests to his own awareness that he can't actually make the president not be an ill-tempered overgrown toddler.
post #32920 of 41446
If you work for Trump, you're no longer an adult in any room. You're a stooge.
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I think Kelly, McMasters and Mattis are a package deal at this point. Either they all go or none does.
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Stooges, all three of them!
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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

So long, Fucko!

 

The Resignation of the Month actually snuck up on me this time. Who are we thinking for October? My money's on Kushner leaving his non-position.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Turingmachine75 View Post


I half expect to hear that Kushner's taking over the HHS position too.

 

With this fuckshow, it could easily be both.

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My therapist closed my session today with the Price news.

I just imagine Trump like Wesley Snipes in New Jack City, shooting him in the head and going on with business.
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I have to imagine that firing Kushner would upset Ivanka, and that Kushner knows this, and that he is now basically Ivanka's slave. He's doing things in the bedroom at night that even the Russians watching on closed circuit TV think are gross, trying to keep her happy because it's his only way of saving his own ass anymore.

The next Cabinet member to go will be whoever makes the news just when Trump has some new and embarassing piece of bad news that he needs to distract us from. Because I'm both from Connecticut and capable of holding a grudge, I'm hoping it's Linda McMahon. We'll see.
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

 

I'm putting my money on Kelly.  I think he's had just about enough of this shit.

 

I think Kelly's still there for one reason and one reason only: to be the voice of reason if and when Drumpf reaches for the nuclear codes.

 

(And by voice of reason, I mean neck-snap of reason.)

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I feel we may reach a point where Trump, Ivanka and Kushner are trying to run the Executive Branch by themselves.
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Linda McMahon resigns, immediately receives a Stone Cold Stunner leaving her office.

Also, has Maria become his Katrina?
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Originally Posted by Bradito View Post

Stooges, all three of them!

 

Eh, a wise guy.

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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

Also, has Maria become his Katrina?

 

At this point, this is worse than Katrina in terms of response.  Bush may have vastly fumbled the ball, but he never stepped on his dick with a ton of petulant responses.

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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

Linda McMahon resigns, immediately receives a Stone Cold Stunner leaving her office.

Also, has Maria become his Katrina?

The incompetence on display in the aftermath of Katrina woke America up from the bipartisan shock that had rendered Bush invulnerable to criticism after 9/11. There is no such spell protecting Trump. I've seen the argument made that Maria isn't comparable to Katrina in a direct 1-to-1 manner because we all pretty much figured Trump would fuck this up, and I think it's sadly convincing.
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post

At this point, this is worse than Katrina in terms of response.  Bush may have vastly fumbled the ball, but he never stepped on his dick with a ton of petulant responses.

But it's happening to a place no Republicans care about, so no matter what it won't have the kind of public response to the ineptitude that Katrina resulted in.
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Originally Posted by Analog Olmos View Post

But it's happening to a place no Republicans care about, so no matter what it won't have the kind of public response to the ineptitude that Katrina resulted in.
How many Republicans actually realize that Puerto Rico is part of the US? I guess they don’t count if they ain’t in the flag.
Pathetic.
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At the very least, I hope this dings his approval rating.

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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

At the very least, I hope this dings his approval rating.
I think his approval is essentially ding-proof at this point. The people that haven’t abandoned him now probably never will.
post #32936 of 41446

And now for the yo-yo effect of the news cycle: Price out - Fantastic! Rick Santorum under consideration for HHS? Apocalyptic.

 

https://twitter.com/kerpen/status/913877513004253184

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Ryan Zinke charged taxpayers $12,375 for a flight on a private plan owned by oil executives:

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2017/09/28/59533ed8-a4b8-11e7-ade1-76d061d56efa_story.html?utm_term=.1b27731912e2

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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post
 

And now for the yo-yo effect of the news cycle: Price out - Fantastic! Rick Santorum under consideration for HHS? Apocalyptic.

 

https://twitter.com/kerpen/status/913877513004253184

 

 

Although, there were also rumblings of Attorney General Christie, Attorney General Giuliani, both guys as possible FBI directors, and the DHS switcheroo where Sessions got Kelly's post.

 

I'm not discounting this horrific rumor, but we've seen these things get shot down before.

 

I also would hope there are enough people to deny this fucker a confirmation.

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The Supreme Court agreed (again) to hear the union case that could end mandatory fees in public sector jobs.  Scalia would've been the vote that basically made the whole public sector "right to work." 

 

If there was any doubt about how Gorsuch will be voting, he was having lunch yesterday with a group funding the case:

 

https://twitter.com/noamscheiber/status/913458610382008321

 

The public sector union voters I know who voted will Trump will likely just stick their fingers in their ears.

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Speaking of the Supreme Court, it will also be deciding on if employees can get backpay for wage violations:

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/09/the_supreme_court_is_poised_to_deal_a_devastating_blow_to_minimum_wage_workers.html

 

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On Monday, the day that kicks off the Supreme Court’s new term, the justices will hear arguments in three consolidated cases with far-reaching implications for wage-earners. The cases—Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris, and National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.—are all about whether employers have the right to compel workers go through onerous individual arbitration proceedings in order to bring labor law claims. If the justices answer that question in the affirmative, then the affected workers will—as a practical matter—find it nearly impossible to win back pay in cases involving wage law violations.

 

A potential ruling could make it impossible for workers to ever win such cases.

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Never thought I would be relieved that a normal political scandal (somewhere, John Sununu is laughing), unfolded in a completely normal way.

 

I've got odds on Zinke next.

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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post

Rick Santorum under consideration for HHS? Apocalyptic.

Rick Santorum signalling the imminent end of his career in villainy by getting swept up in this jailbound administration? Yes, please, and thank you. Fuck that guy. Trump may end up draining the swamp after all, in spite of himself.

More good news that hasn't been widely heralded, and I think this is because somebody wants us in a state of panic: Last week's story about the Russians hacking 21 states in order to interfere with the election is in the process of being debunked, just like the story from December about the Russians supposedly hacking the electrical grid in the northeast.


This is probably just a gentleman's gesture of cooperation, but it would be hilarious if Pence tried to come out of this smelling like a rose and save his own ambitions by ratting everyone else out.
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Ahh yes, the "Please make me President and I'll do or say whatever you ask" meeting. I figured there had to be one.
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Yeah, thats way bigger news that whatever asswipe they run up the HHS flagpole.

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Yuuuup, that's a "I'll totally be your stool-pigeon if you just let me have the presidency" sign there.
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I still think the idea of a Pence presidency will be Ford 2.0.

You know, except Ford didn't have an Oedipus complex, nor did he burn alive at the site of a pride flag.
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There are nights when social media doesn't disappoint.

Tonight, for example, "The Price Is Wrong" is trending on Twitter.
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The Price is Wrong...

BITCH!
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Originally Posted by Rylander View Post
 

While I am glad that the anthem controversy blew up in the Donalds face, I am annoyed at the apparent lack of understanding of the fox news crowd.  It has nothing to do with the flag or the military at all.

 

There's a striking piece in the Broad museum in LA.  The last time I was there it was not on the wall anymore but here it is

 

 

Untitled (Ferguson Police, August 13, 2014)
2014
diptych, charcoal on mounted paper
88 x 122 x 4 1/8 in. (223.5 x 309.9 x 10.5 cm)

 

Unfortunately the picture I took when I saw has a reflection of another piece, but it was larger than this online image makes it seem.  I honestly thought it was a photograph until I posted it a few days ago.  Anyway -
 

 

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