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Originally Posted by Amos Orange View Post
 

Sarah Huckabee Sandwich will be asked about this today and offer a bristled and aggressive non-answer, I guarantee it.

 

The Art of Feigning Indignation Over Being Asked About This Thing We Obviously Did

by Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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Interesting thread.  Gets you thinking, at the very least...

 

https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/922499399577735169

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Well that was pretty crazy.

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Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
 

Interesting thread.  Gets you thinking, at the very least...

 

https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/922499399577735169

 

What is today's news drop? The Wilson controversy?

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For what it's worth, Eric Garland is the infamous "time for some game theory" guy. 

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Dude is buggin.

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What's important is that I didn't really understand all of it.
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All I know is I upgraded Eric Garland from 'Mute' to 'Block'.  He's the Twitter equivalent of newspaper clippings pasted to a wall with strings everywhere.

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File photo (Source: Failing New York Times):

 

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I also wish someone would tell Twitter that 'Treason' has some strict definitions to it.

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So... less credible than Seth Abramson?
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Originally Posted by Bailey View Post

So... less credible than Seth Abramson?
I’ll put it this way: He’s running smack-dab into “too big to fail” range on his conspiracy net-casting. Basically reaching the point where it gets so big and wide ranging that someone would sure have leaked a hundred smoking guns to the public by now.
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Garland mostly exists to get clowned by better journalists.

 

And now this Dumb Nazi Update:

 

Scott Pruitt now has a 30-man security detail p -

 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cnn-epa-hire-12-more-agents-pruitt?utm_content=buffer9ca7c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Jesus Christ, Scott Pruitt seriously does think the scientists are out to get him.

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Fuck me, he's like a Captain Planet villain in a Lethal Weapon movie.

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China went through Steve Wynn to lobby Trump about returning a dissident:

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-hunt-for-guo-wengui-a-fugitive-businessman-kicks-off-manhattan-caper-worthy-of-spy-thriller-1508717977

 

 

Wow.


Edited by Iron Maiden - 10/23/17 at 5:31pm
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Note from McCain regarding the whole Brill Browder thing.  Sounds like his Visa situation got resolved.

https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=press-releases&id=A8D4E587-77D5-4A3A-AC6C-D44277C7FF7E

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Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post
 

For what it's worth, Eric Garland is the infamous "time for some game theory" guy. 

Garland and Mensch emerged for me around the same time earlier this year, and went from zero-to-goofy quickly.

 

As far as Twitter authoritarian experts go, I lean towards Sarah Kendzior.

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Originally Posted by Mangy View Post
 

Garland and Mensch emerged for me around the same time earlier this year, and went from zero-to-goofy quickly.

 

As far as Twitter authoritarian experts go, I lean towards Sarah Kendzior.

 

Kendzior. Also Masha Gessen. Julia Ioffe. You know, people who - at least in the case of the last two - grew up in authoritarian regimes. 

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Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post

 

Kendzior. Also Masha Gessen. Julia Ioffe. You know, people who - at least in the case of the last two - grew up in authoritarian regimes. 

Kendzior has predicted just about everything since early 2016. Her accuracy is crushing.

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Originally Posted by MrBananaGrabber View Post
 

Garland mostly exists to get clowned by better journalists.

 

And now this Dumb Nazi Update:

 

Scott Pruitt now has a 30-man security detail p -

 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cnn-epa-hire-12-more-agents-pruitt?utm_content=buffer9ca7c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

I understand why Trump attracts corrupt toadies to his orbit but why are they all so WEIRD?

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Fake.... don't care.

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Real? No.

 

Close to the real thing? Absolutely.

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"He went into Toys R Us and bounced a huge check." - David Letterman joking about Trump as a father when Tiffany was born, October 18, 1993.

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Good work, Hunter.
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I really wish Dave had been on the air for the 2016 election. Craig Ferguson too.

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Corker is unloading on Trump this morning:

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/922823903759568896

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/politics/corker-trump-photo-op-tax-plan/index.html

Corker, asked if he should have backed Trump's presidential campaign, said he "would not do that again." He also said Trump has "great difficulty with the truth."

"You wouldn't support him again?" Raju asked.

"No, no way," Corker said.



While I won't try to dissuade Corker of his opinion, it's not like there weren't flashing neon signs of Trump's personality issues.
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Trump is supposed to have lunch with the Senate Republicans today. That should be fun!
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I saw an NBC news report about the prototypes for that fucking wall and I'm now sick and sad to my stomach all over again. 

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Originally Posted by mondguy View Post

Corker is unloading on Trump this morning:

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/922823903759568896

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/politics/corker-trump-photo-op-tax-plan/index.html

Corker, asked if he should have backed Trump's presidential campaign, said he "would not do that again." He also said Trump has "great difficulty with the truth."

"You wouldn't support him again?" Raju asked.

"No, no way," Corker said.

 

I wonder how he will vote on the tax cut.  The suspense is killing me!

 

And while we're on the subject of these oh so brave Republicans speaking (whispering?) out against Trump, it should be noted that McCain blasted the press yesterday for assuming that his bone spur comment was specifically directed at POTUS.

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/mccain-my-bone-spur-comment-wasnt-about-trump  


Edited by fuzzy dunlop - 10/24/17 at 7:51am
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The utility company that got the contract to restore power to Puerto Rico had two full-time employees when Maria hit, but these guys are Trump donors:

 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/whitefish-puerto-rico-utility-contract?utm_content=buffer04a9e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

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A tiny Montana utility company that received a $300 million contract to help restore power to Puerto Rico after its electrical grid was devastated by Hurricane Maria is financed by major Trump donors and run by a CEO friendly with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a series of recent reports has revealed.

The granting of the huge contract to Whitefish Energy Holdings, a two-year-old company that reportedly had two full-time employees when the hurricane first hit, was first reported by the Weather Channel last week.

 

The Washington Post and the Daily Beast on Tuesday offered more details on the company’s backers. The Post noted that the firm is based in Zinke’s hometown and that its CEO, Andy Techmanski, is friendly with the Interior secretary, while the Daily Beast reported that Whitefish’s general partner maxed out donations to the Trump primary and general election campaigns, as well as a Trump super PAC, in 2016.

 

That newly surfaced information has raised eyebrows about just why Whitefish was awarded a contract to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rico residents. The firm insists that everything is above board, and both Zinke’s office and Techmanski told the Post that the Interior secretary played no role in securing the contract.

 

But as multiple publications have noted, the type of work Whitefish will be doing is usually handled through “mutual aid” agreements with other utilities, rather than by for-profit companies, especially those of Whitefish’s exceptionally small size.

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Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post
 

I saw an NBC news report about the prototypes for that fucking wall and I'm now sick and sad to my stomach all over again. 

Actually, a latino company with several ties to Mexico are bidding on the wall contract.

Either they are well aware that the wall will keep americans from fleeing to mexico once the Trump reich falls/implodes, or they are just bidding so they can build secret tunnels and doors while also building the wall.

Hell, that last one is genius; Trump will net them the contract so he can safe face and say Mexicans are building the wall, they will get paid and they will get to use that money to builda wall riddled with tunnels and secret openings.

I mean, you could pull the biggest con on Trump this way.

 

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I wonder how he will vote on the tax cut.  The suspense is killing me!

Whoa there, buddy! When you're republican, what you believe in and what benefits you are kept separate!

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And just because its one of those days, this is a thing that exists:

 

 

and its actually sold out, because of course it fucking is.  

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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
 

The utility company that got the contract to restore power to Puerto Rico had two full-time employees when Maria hit, but these guys are Trump donors:

 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/whitefish-puerto-rico-utility-contract?utm_content=buffer04a9e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

You know, at least Trump and his shitflies are refreshing on how honest and forward they are in their corruption.

I guess that when everyone knows you are a douchebag, you are free from being as shitty as you want.

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Originally Posted by fuzzy dunlop View Post
 

And just because its one of those days, this is a thing that exists:

 

 

and its actually sold out, because of course it fucking is.  

That dog looks dissapointed on its human, as it should.

Hell, Im amazed they didnt go with a Doberman or German Shepherd

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I really, really hope Corker holds to his word on the tax-cut push. The sooner the GOP revolt gets properly rolling the better.
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Corker on tax cuts kind of reminds me of Rand Paul on the last health care push. He's said it so many times that this is his line in the sand that if he goes back on it, he'll look hypocritical, and he's got nothing to lose. 

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Another Obama decision Trump wanted to overturn: the Denali/McKinley name change.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/politics/trump-denali-mt-mckinley/index.html?sr=twCNNp102417trump-denali-mt-mckinley1216PMVODtop&CNNPolitics=Tw

 

He was perplexed about the two Republican senators saying no.

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Oh for fucking fuck's sake. I should not be surprised by the pettiness of the man, but I still am.

 

Also, any Ohio politicians who were offended: go fuck yourselves.

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Trump slams Corker before lunch with senate republicans: He has now insilted, personally, 1 in 5 republican senators

 

At this point, that production of Julius Caesar with a Trump stand in as Caesar wasnt topical, it may be prophetic.

In a metaphorical sense, of course.

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Originally Posted by ryoken View Post
 

Trump slams Corker before lunch with senate republicans: He has now insilted, personally, 1 in 5 republican senators

 

At this point, that production of Julius Caesar with a Trump stand in as Caesar wasnt topical, it may be prophetic.

In a metaphorical sense, of course.


can't it be in a literal sense too? 

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You know, at least Trump and his shitflies are refreshing on how honest and forward they are in their corruption.
I guess that when everyone knows you are a douchebag, you are free from being as shitty as you want.

Everything Trump thinks he knows about governance, he learned from Boss Tweed.
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Originally Posted by Reasor View Post

Everything Trump thinks he knows about governance, he learned from Vince McMahon.

FIFY. Boss Tweed is too historical for someone this stupid.
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FIFY. Boss Tweed is too historical for someone this stupid.


"Boss Tweed? Who's that, some liberal ivory-tower intellectual? Sad!"

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"'Boss' Tweed is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice."
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More and more, every day, it's not Trump that depresses me or makes me fear for the future.

The fact that so, SO MANY people are still 100% at his (and the GOP's at large) back is just the most demoralizing thing I've ever encountered.

At this point, if there were any justice in this universe, the GOP representatives would have closed ranks and voted to impeach the guy, made their case to the voters that they'd all been conned, and work with Democrats to ensure free and fair elections with increased cybersecurity measures and vote verification strategies. We don't have to agree on literally anything else - taxes, guns, welfare, the military, healthcare - but if we got together on just the fucking integrity of the vote itself it would go miles towards restoring some sense of common values and purpose. Instead we've got new congressional probes into Democrats in retaliation for Mueller doing his fucking job, doubling-down on voter suppression and gerrymandering and an enabling of a President who has every appearance of a personality disorder that will make him uniquely unfit to weigh human costs in the event we go to war.

Again, I don't really care at all about the representatives being useless. It just breaks my heart seeing half my countrymen don't really give a shit about values at all. And the fact that they disregard the Constitution WHILE having the gall to talk about American Values makes me want to burn the world down and start over Mother! style.
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Originally Posted by Ska Oreo View Post
 


can't it be in a literal sense too? 

Errr, you'd better watch your words in these paranoid times.

I made a guillotine joke months ago and earned me a (justified) reprimand.

 

I do get a a chuckle of picturing Eric going "Et tu, Brutus?"

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Someone wake me up when an elected Republican who's NOT retiring after this term has something negative to say about Trump.

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Originally Posted by Analog Olmos View Post

Again, I don't really care at all about the representatives being useless. It just breaks my heart seeing half my countrymen don't really give a shit about values at all. And the fact that they disregard the Constitution WHILE having the gall to talk about American Values makes me want to burn the world down and start over Mother! style.

From my experience, it's been fun calling these dicks out. They almost always end up staring at the ground and changing the subject.

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The two corruption stories (Steve Wynn, and Puerto Rico grift contract) that came out this week are just breaking me, as is the lack of any political will to make them stick to Trump.

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