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6/29/2017

President Trump Tweets

Filed under: General — Dana @ 1:09 pm

[guest post by Dana]

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Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee defended the president:

“I don’t think that the president’s ever been someone who gets attack and doesn’t push back. There have been an outrageous number of personal attacks, not just to him, but to frankly everyone around him,” Sanders told host Bill Hemmer.

“This is a president who fights fire with fire. And certainly will not be allowed to be bullied by a liberal media and the liberal elites within the media or Hollywood or anywhere else,” she added.

Unsurprisingly, so did Melania Trump via her communications director:

“As the First Lady has stated publicly…when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.”

Keep on telling me how great it is that our president tweets directly to the people because I just can’t even. How about using the medium to advance sound policies and solid principles, all in the name of conservatism (or whatever it is that the GOP now embodies) or just stop tweeting altogether…

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–Dana

369 Responses to “President Trump Tweets”

  1. Only squirrels chase nuts.

    “For the record, “Morning Joe” enjoyed its highest ratings ever in the second quarter of this year and has increased viewership in nine consecutive quarters.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/06/29/trumps-latest-attack-on-mika-brzezinski-is-dripping-with-sexism/?utm_term=.465cfcf8754b

    “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this any more!” – Howard Beale [Peter Finch] ‘Network’ 1976

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  2. One would expect he’d have much more important things to do, but a few minutes spent trolling Twitter pissing off all of the right people is solid gold. The media gets the respect it so richly deserves.

    Colonel Haiku (607a84)

  3. You are mad as Hell, ASPCA. Just not in the “angry” sense.

    Colonel Haiku (607a84)

  4. if i were on tweeter i would “like” all of his tweets by clicking something that indicated i like them

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  5. Well hats off to Republicans for calling out his lowlife, thuggish tantrum.

    “Republicans condemn Trump for crude tweets about ‘Morning Joe’ host”
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/29/trump-targets-morning-joe-hosts-in-tweet-240085

    Tillman (a95660)

  6. @3. Haiku! Gesundheit!

    Shorter: Fool’s gold.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  7. Can we trade this sorry imbecile for Kim Jong-Un and a nuclear facility to be named later?

    Dave (711345)

  8. Don’t miss Trump’s new book: How to Lose Friends and Disgust People.”

    Tillman (a95660)

  9. I like some things Trump has done, but the twitter outbursts are just getting old.

    His party controls the government and “America first” sentiments rule outside of big cities. He has an unprecedented opportunity to make real difference in this country. Let’s hope he doesn’t waste it.

    lee (13a73a)

  10. Melanie a hooker……………crickets.

    Baron America’s next school shooter…………..crickets.

    Trump the next Hitler…………….crickets.

    Two million gonna die from Repub. health care plan…………crickets.

    RUSSIA 24/7 for months…………………crickets.

    Muslims, migrants and homosexuals in concentration caps……….crickets.

    Mika had a facelift roadmap……………..DEFCON FREAKIN ONE!!!

    I didn’t vote for this strange person and he needs much more discipline but lighten up Francis.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  11. Colonel Haiku (607a84) — 6/29/2017 @ 1:38 pm

    He needs to understand that is not his job. Let the Hannitys and Haikus attack and troll, while he runs the Executive Branch and helps ride herd on Congress and Korea.

    kishnevi (5a999e)

  12. Every time Trump Tweets the left goes more insane. Mr. President, please keep on Tweeting. If you guys so worried about Mika were as worried about Social Security, jobs and immigrants bringing in diseases we eradicated 5o years ago Trump wouldn’t be president.

    Fake News meets Fake Outrage. He’s making America great again one Tweet at a time!

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  13. harkin, Obama, and other presidents, have been maligned just as bad or worse. But they didn’t resort to showing their rear ends for all the world to see. It’s no excuse.

    Tillman (a95660)

  14. I’m with Harkin on this one. The media has declared themselves a fifth column dedicated to the overthrow of the legitimately elected government.

    I don’t care that they were insulted.

    As Breitbart would have said, “So?”

    NJRob (1ca9bb)

  15. 14 – if you think any president in our lifetime has been as maligned as much as Trump (especially by the media) you are high.

    harkin (2fa2ca)

  16. So Kate’s law and Davis/love has passed.

    narciso (d1f714)

  17. My brother in law and I were installing a window on some scaffolding when we heard about the tweets and had to sit down from laughing so hard. Screw the media.

    mg (31009b)

  18. 9… Tillmenz wants some cheese with that whine…

    Colonel Haiku (607a84)

  19. Note to Zucker (or any other media figure, for that matter):

    How about using the medium to advance sound policies and solid principles, all in the name of conservatism professional journalism and an informed electorate?

    Nah, aint’ gonna happen.

    This is the “comes around” part of “What goes around, comes around”. In this race to the bottom, President Trump has some catching up to do, so he’s doing it.

    The coarsening of our culture (New York Values, for short) neither began with Trump, nor will it end with Trump. It did help put him in the White House.

    ThOR (c9324e)

  20. I’ve hack her number since 2008. When she swooned over obama

    http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=370440

    narciso (d1f714)

  21. 12… naw, I think he can multitask, kishnevi. His trolling is at least entertaining.

    Colonel Haiku (607a84)

  22. Absurd behavior by a president. Y’all can have him.

    No tears shed for that witch Mika, though. She’s had it coming for a very long time.

    Ed from SFV (3400a5)

  23. [Parroting narciso, but this is ON topic] http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/29/politics/sarah-sanders-annotated/index.html

    Tillman (a95660)

  24. Part 514?

    Now the interesting thing will be to see how Trump will defend that, considering that:

    1) Mika Brzezinski, as far anyone knows, didn’t have a facelift.

    2) Nobody who has afacelift is beeding after 1 or 2 says.

    3) But there are visible signs of facelift, like a swollen face and they genberall;y don’t go out in public for awhile.

    http://www.newser.com/story/245028/trump-vs-mika-white-house-defends-presidents-tweet.html

    But the defense is only that he attacked back. Mika Brzezinski had apparently said he was “out of his mind,” (the way he was running his administration – this was all about Rex Tillerson being overruled, mainly about Qatar.)

    …so Donald Trump set out to prove that?

    Trump always attacks, when he attacks people, not on the basis of truth, but on the basis of what he found or ehard oter people say. Except that i don’t know who said this before.

    Sammy Finkelman (6f9f42)

  25. Nice to see Dave Burge. T. Coddington Van Voorhees the VII is still with us too…

    Frederick (64d4e1)

  26. This is what was said on Morning Joe:

    She really gets going 6:07 If someone did this at NBC there’d be concern that perhaps he was out of his mind – at about 6:44.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygyA8Gh_Gjg

    The accusation is that Trump wants Jared Kushner to be the de facto Secretary of State, and that in any case they’re not allowing Tillerson to function – Trump wants to cut the State Dep’t budget and he’s not appointing people – foreign diplomats now don’t call the State Department – they call the NSA – he probably means the NSC – the National Security Council, and McMaster.

    There’s no Secretary of the Navy, and no Ambassador to Japan. Tillerson is being treated like a GS-12. They say Tillerson and Mattis work togetehr – but they have no people. Tillerson was allowed to bring in Elliot Abrams and now there’s nobody.

    Joe S finishes by saying either appoint Jared Kushner Secretary of State or let Rex Tillerson do his job. And Tillerson should just quit. (this was brought on beause Tillerson reportedly blew at somebody in the White House)

    Sammy Finkelman (6f9f42)

  27. Ladies and gentlemen, the Petulant of the United States!

    nk (dbc370)

  28. Ah sammeh the secretary of the navy designate found it hard to disengage his business affairs , the ambassador to Japan, Spencer is in the pipeline

    narciso (d1f714)

  29. cable news propaganda sluts are foul

    can you believe people pay actual real money for to see them (stupid people)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  30. At some point he’s gonna figure out he’s being a #bad_dad to Baron which may be the only thing that restrains him from going nuclear against his enemies in the press.

    crazy (d3b449)

  31. Om the Significance Scale, a couple of talking heads on cable, whom I only about because you guys talk about them, are way below the special needs kids in charge of shopping carts at my local Jewel. I’d think they’d be below a President’s dignity, too. But this guy has no dignity — not as President and not as a person. We went from a black President to a white n***er President.

    nk (dbc370)

  32. She was the sane one, and hence didn’t fit in:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/06/29/greta-van-sustern-departs-from-msnbc/

    narciso (d1f714)

  33. The resultant vapors from the last Trump tweet:

    http://patriotretort.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Fainting-Couch-Journalism.jpg

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  34. jewel has a new character his name is jojo he is gender neutral and possesses neither a vagina nor a penis

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  35. I heard a lefty talking head today who said Trump’s Mika tweet was the final proof needed that The Donald can’t be trusted with the nuclear codes.

    This same deep thinker supported a party that provided nuke technology to the N Koreans while assuring the world it would never be used for weapons and later did the same (plus billions in cash) to a terrorist state.

    harkin (ef2377)

  36. Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner,
    But he knew it wouldn’t last.
    Jojo left his home in Tucson,Arizona,
    For some California grass.

    That’s where he got his operation, I think.

    Get back, Jojo! Get back to where you once belonged.

    nk (dbc370)

  37. There’s lots of reasons Trump can’t be trusted with the nuclear codes, the primary one being that his in-laws will sell shares in them to Chinese investors.

    nk (dbc370)

  38. jojo looks like a big red hairy testicle

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  39. 31. narciso (d1f714) — 6/29/2017 @ 3:49 pm

    Ah sammeh the secretary of the navy designate found it hard to disengage his business affairs , the ambassador to Japan, Spencer is in the pipeline

    Trump could have answered them that way, or at least answered after
    consulting his staff, and he might even have found a way to say it in 140 or 280 characters.

    He could have said yes he wants Jared Kushner to be Secretary of State – in about 16, 25 or 36 years. Ot come up with some other ideas.

    He answers these accusations, some of them possibly very unjustified, in an absurd, irrelevant way, and that’s true even if Mika Brzezinski did have a facelift last year.

    Trump says their show is low rated (somehow that’s is answer to anything) and also claims he stopped watching it – then treats it like it was highest rated opinion news show on the air, cable, and does so right after it ends.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  40. Tow line reeled in; dye markers secure; food locker keys accounted for and everybody’s shirt tails totally tucked. Three scoops of vanilla with your strawberries tonight, Captain sir!

    “I will not be made a fool of! Do you hear me?!!!… I kid you not!” – Captain Queeg [Humphrey Bogart] ‘The Caine Mutiny’ 1954

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  41. If you guys so worried about Mika were as worried about Social Security, jobs and immigrants bringing in diseases we eradicated 5o years ago Trump wouldn’t be president.

    Come on now, Hoagie. Tell me honestly what we know the President thinks about each of those issues. As far as I know it is something like the following:

    Social Security – We’re going to save Social Security and not cut it for anyone or raise anybody’s taxes. Our plan is a great plan and you’re going to see what a fabulous plan it really is.

    Jobs – We’re going to bring jobs back to this country. Good jobs. Jobs for working Americans. Companies are going to want to do business in America again, I tell you, and we’re not going to have them outsourcing jobs to China or Mexico. This isn’t going to happen on my watch.

    Immigration – We’re going to have an immigration plan that protects American from harm and makes sure that we know who is coming in and that they have been invited in. We’ll no longer let in drug traffickers and gang members, but we’ll be sure to bring in scientists and doctors and engineers. We’ll tell other countries that they can’t take advantage of us any longer; we’ll build a wall but there will be lots of doors in the wall. We’ll be protected, but we’ll still be welcoming. You’ll see; it will be great.

    Did I pretty much cover it? Maybe if he spent more time working with his cabinet to formulate actual plans and less time settling scores on Twitter, we might get a conservative agenda out of all of this.

    JVW (2b202c)

  42. it doesn’t really take President Trump that long to do the tweeters Mr. JVW but it keeps the filthy cable news propaganda sluts occupied all day

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  43. Shorter, Hoagie:

    He’s making America grate again one Tweet at a time!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  44. “There’s lots of reasons Trump can’t be trusted with the nuclear codes, the primary one being that his in-laws will sell shares in them to Chinese investors.”

    Earth to you, they can shop local.

    harkin (ef2377)

  45. City life is bad for your manhood. Might explain a lot…

    crazy (d3b449)

  46. it doesn’t really take President Trump that long to do the tweeters Mr. JVW

    I don’t know: by the time he formulates his opinion and uses his words to express his inner feelings, then spell-checks words and reads it aloud several times to see if it makes any sense, you’re talking about some significant time being wasted. It’s not like he will let this take time away from his favorite soap operas and playing Candy Crush Saga on Facebook, so it’s probably being carved out of cabinet briefings and meetings.

    JVW (2b202c)

  47. see i think you’re scoffing at him

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  48. it’s really brilliant is what you do not understand also Dana and Mr. Iowapants

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  49. i will do explains for you

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  50. i will do explains for you

    Nah, save the electrons.

    I will say this in the President’s defense: I can completely see two media, uh, “professionals” (in the “world’s oldest profession” sort of way) showing up at Mar-a-Lago (translation: Nigeria by the Sea) and trying to ingratiate themselves with the host and expecting to hang with him for an extended time. It’s part of the ugly Washington-New York axis that is so poisonous to the country.

    JVW (2b202c)

  51. The more that people demand that Trump shut up, the louder I cheer when he tells them to stuff it.

    Anon Y. Mous (19e1f2)

  52. this week El Presidente Trump scored victory mas significante when the CNN had to retract some fake news and fire some of their propaganda sluts (special ones – these were investigative propaganda sluts)

    watch closely

    Mr. Trump tweetered this:

    So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!

    please to chew and savor:

    They are all Fake News!

    and today his tweets about the filthy msnbc propaganda sluts elicited this mot that is bon:

    CNN Communications

    @CNNPR

    We stand with @MSNBC’s @MorningMika and @JoeNBC.

    Picture in your mind President Trump as a faithful, lovable, job-creating sheep dog – he’s corralling all the slimy propaganda sluts together – WHILST project veritas for once does something constructive and ably goes in for the assist

    I’m impressed

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  53. sorry Mr. JVW – i was rollin!

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  54. this was three weeks ago, I generally don’t watch much of morning joke,

    http://www.wmal.com/2017/06/08/watch-did-mika-brzezinski-suggest-president-trump-is-gay/

    narciso (d1f714)

  55. remember when

    all you hosers whined and fretted cause sleazy poopstain george w. bush was too busy getting our soldiers slaughtered in new and interesting ways to bother fighting back against the media

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  56. I’m disgusted with everyone involved: The media fawned over the the candidate Trump, happily fed his narcissism and insatiable need for attention and put the beast on a whole new level, and then when he turned on them, they ran crying in outrage. Idiots all. And I’m disgusted with Melania Trump defending her husband when she said she would make cyber-bullying her platform as First Lady. Then tell your husband to stop attacking a woman and talking about blood – no matter where it was coming from.

    Mostly, I’m disgusted with the Commander in Chief who seems to continually trying to establish himself as the perpetual victim under attack from all sides without once admitting he cuts his own legs out from himself all the freaking time. He is the one distracting Americans from any great accomplishments taking place, he is distracting himself from focusing on the damn job he was elected to do, he is the one that is single-handedly responsible for his lack of discretion.

    Dana (023079)

  57. “I don’t know: by the time he formulates his opinion and uses his words to express his inner feelings, then spell-checks words and reads it aloud several times to see if it makes any sense, you’re talking about some significant time being wasted.”

    Ha… as if!!!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  58. pls to reminder

    when was the last time you did a post about the great accomplishments taking place

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  59. Just thinking about the problem of the nuclear codes in the hands of an immoral lunatic who may well be looking at removal from office eventually.

    Is there any way (short of unilateral disarmament or a constitutional amendment) that congress could remove the president’s ability to destroy the world on a whim?

    Since the president cannot mechanically initiate the launch of nuclear weapons himself, the danger lies in subordinates carrying his insane, sociopathic orders. But the military is obligated to disobey unlawful orders. There are recognized limits on the president’s ability to order the military to do illegal things, so could congress pass a law making it unlawful for the president to order the use of nuclear weapons without concurrence of at least one of (say): the Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State at the moment the order is given?

    Unfortunately, I think there would still be a loophole, since the president could fire one of the cabinet level officers and then potentially recess-appoint himself or a family member to fill the post…but something along these lines seems absolutely necessary.

    Dave (711345)

  60. i scrolled back through all of june you haven’t had one nice thing to say about “accomplishments” so far all month

    omg though

    how memory-holed has that Reality Winner p.o.s. been though

    i’d totally forgotten about that dumpster c-word person

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  61. This is such a tedious thread. There’s not a single new argument here that hasn’t been made 100,000 times over the last two years. The most constant thing is the boorish behavior of Trump and the more boorish behavior of the Trumpkins who love him because he’s that way. Boring boorishness.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  62. Morning Joe and Minka can take a hike. All that $ for a facelift and she still looks like Karen Black would after a head-on collision.

    There… I still had 7 characters left.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  63. yes they aren’t worth the candle, then again we shouldn’t pay attention to their latest fainting spell. maverick appears to have been the Russian tool, carrying the dodgy dossier that brings discredit on security services, same for crowdstrike, which appears to be an artefact of bureau incompetence, and Mexican crony capitalists

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/06/29/stratospheric-in-consequence-president-trump-policy-speech-unleashing-american-energy/#more-135095

    narciso (d1f714)

  64. ha Mr. Beldar! i haven’t thought about Lucien and Fagan in years

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  65. I find the last six months of media/DeepState Bureaucracy/Democrats/#NeverTrump soft coup to be wholly unacceptable.

    This is an unfortunate distraction from these un-American activities.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  66. Beldar,

    Well, I’m sorry it’s a boring thread. Personally, I feel very outnumbered in my view of the president and his behavior. Yet because it’s so mind-boggling to me that good and decent people defend and justify him, I am compelled to push back. Because if we should be strictly holding anyone’s feet to the fire, it is the president’s. We did no less with Obama. Why do we demand less from a Republican president?

    Dana (023079)

  67. he’s so deliciously ghastly, yon president

    happyfagan (28a91b)

  68. @33

    At some point he’s gonna figure out he’s being a #bad_dad to Baron which may be the only thing that restrains him from going nuclear against his enemies in the press.

    Not sure if serious, but here’s what Trump said about Baron before he was born (when he was engaged to Melania):

    “I like kids. I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them [his future children with Melania]. I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. It’s not like I’m gonna be walking the kids down Central Park.”

    Just what every child needs: a father who “won’t do anything to take care of them” except “supply funds”.

    Dave (711345)

  69. u dint eben try to answer the question

    when was the last time you thanked President Trump for not being a big squelchy criminal stinkypig and instead advancing freedom and prosperity throughout the land

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/climate/epa-rescind-water-pollution-regulation.html

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  70. does it matter that elements of the security services, which enabled all of Obama’s misdeeds in Syria, Libya, cuba, et al, are just conducting this water torture of fake leaks, exactly what security services in Russia, or iran, would try to do,

    narciso (d1f714)

  71. did we realize ex-US air force trash reality winner has only been charged with a single count?

    Winner, 25, has pleaded not guilty to a single count of willful retention and transmission of national defense information. She has been held without bond since her arrest June 3 when federal agents searched her Battle Row rental home.

    clearly we don’t have our crack fbi agents on the case

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  72. was any of this happening under Obama, or w for that matter,

    https://twitter.com/USTreasury/status/880488455599509504

    narciso (d1f714)

  73. @69. More alarming than boring, Dana.

    He’s sick.

    Regardless of party and political persuasion, this is not the kind of rational behavior you’d expect from a 71 year old adult, let alone one with the power and authority this one has. We all see it but many chose to deny it.

    It was inevitable that over the 240-plus year history of the country one of the sicker rats was gong to make it all the way through the maze to the cheese. Well, one finally has.

    This will cease being entertaining when people start getting killed. But until then, what a show!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  74. Reality Winner is not low-hanging fruit — she is ground fall. The Federal Bureau of Matters would not even have known about her if Glenn Greenwald had not fingered her. And what other count(s) could there be? Being stupid after the vernal equinox?

    nk (dbc370)

  75. Trump’s behavior reminds me of a story my cousin Dustin told me of what happened to him around five or so years ago on a solo bow hunting trip he’d made to Colorado. He was hunting elk and – stealthy Army Ranger that he was – he surprised a large bear. The bear went from a 4-legged to 2-legged posture a couple of times and then came after him. Cousin told me he turned to start running and realizing he didn’t stand a chance at reaching safety, he saw a broken tree limb on the ground and grabbed it. He told me he beat the bear off and was surprised to see the bear just give him a gentle cuff with its paw and turn to amble docile away. I said, “damn it, cousin, what a stupid thing to do! That bear will just tell his friends about that and you won’t be able to ever hunt in that range again. Why didn’t you just smack him with the tree branch!?!?”

    Yes… unintended consequences…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  76. he has a long long LONG way to go before he approaches the george w bush (yale ’68!) record of getting people killed greased slaughtered (like oinky pigs to slaughter)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  77. good point Mr. nk

    but these corrupt fbi comey-wankers seem to pride themselves on “number of counts” is all

    one just seems kinda

    paltry

    wanna bet sleazy fbi turd robert mueller does way better on trump?

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  78. Who’d put himself in the way of a bullet, whether on his Secret Service detail or in a battlefield, for him? Not as many peoples as would do it for George W. Bush is my guess. Or for Obama even.

    nk (dbc370)

  79. well duh Mr. Colonel

    if you beat the bear off

    he’s gonna be all call me

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  80. Mr. nk President Trump is the truest most real expression of democracy in our lifetimes

    unless you were alive for trailer park trash John F. Kennedy’s election

    he was trashy

    but he also was catholic and that was meaningful in a way that helped america move forward

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  81. The way it works in the federal system, a person is held on a complaint, usually sworn to by an FBI agent or other federal cop, on whatever charge is necessary to hold her for indictment. The indictment, when returned, will be the accusation on which she goes to trial, and it may contain other counts.

    nk (dbc370)

  82. oh

    so we may yet see more counts

    well good

    that would be good

    (not a big fan of the reality winner)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  83. Interesting to see that a large percentage (71%) of Trump supporters believe that he hurts his agenda with his tweets. I see that as a good sign.

    Dana (023079)

  84. So, fun fact: I’ll be in Paris when Trump visits for Bastille Day, and my hotel is just across the Seine from the Bastille.

    I am not really one for big crowds, and normally protesting my president on foreign soil would be out of the question, but it is tempting … Vive la résistance!

    I imagine there will be more demonstrators than you can shake a baguette at anyway, excoriating him for pulling out of the climate accord. I don’t support the climate accord, but hey, you know, binary choice: Trump or no Trump.

    It is insanely easy to mock Trump in French, thanks to the French verb “Tromper” (trom-pay) which in various forms means mislead, cheat, swindle, err, make a mistake, be mistaken, mess up, etc.

    My last “protest” against a president came when I encountered Bill Clinton at the Women’s Soccer World Cup Final in 1998 or 1999. I stood about 20 feet away from him screaming “LIAR!” as he and his entourage moved through the crowd (I never actually saw Clinton himself).

    Dave (711345)

  85. i don’t trust these polls not even a little

    and them polls is kinda my bread and also butter

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  86. so fun fact

    wtf is a bastille day and why should anyone care

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  87. bastille day, is sort of like our fourth of july, if Jefferson had taken up a chainsaw, started slaughtering, it was the start of the French revolution, that ended in the terror, and ultimately with napoleon,

    narciso (d1f714)

  88. i went to texas public schools Mr. narciso

    u gonna have to break this bastille thing down for me

    is it tasty?

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  89. @84

    The way it works in the federal system, a person is held on a complaint, usually sworn to by an FBI agent or other federal cop, on whatever charge is necessary to hold her for indictment. The indictment, when returned, will be the accusation on which she goes to trial, and it may contain other counts.

    She mishandled one document, why wouldn’t one count be the correct number?

    It’s not like they can charge her separately for every word or something…

    Dave (711345)

  90. mishandled

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  91. Narciso has the basic idea of Bastille Day right.

    [happyfeet-friendly answer follows]

    Of course, after this year, it will lose whatever previous minor historical significance it may have held, and henceforth be remembered as the day President Donald Trump graced Paris with his divine presence.

    [now back to reality…]

    The Bastille was a prison where the French King kept prisoners, including political prisoners, as well as stockpiles of guns and ammunition. The “storming” of the Bastille marked an important milestone in the French monarchy’s loss of control over the city of Paris, and with it, the country as a whole. It marked (I think) the first bloodshed in what had been up to that point a contentious, but peaceful, process of reform.

    It does, as Narciso says, have the same significance to the French as the Fourth of July for us.

    Dave (711345)

  92. Dana– So why does Twitter corporate policy permit maintaining an account of an individual who demonstates cyber-bullying and puts the NY in misogyny? If they have guidelines for this surely they could yank his account like they would anybody else.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  93. Dana– So why does Twitter corporate policy permit maintaining an account of an individual who demonstates cyber-bullying and puts the NY in misogyny? If they have guidelines for this surely they could yank his account like they would anybody else.

    IANAD (I am not a Dana), but CNN has an article on this question.

    Dave (711345)

  94. Dana #69: I know what you mean, but the current goal is for a few trolls to outshout everyone else.

    I mean, do the “pervy” count in any given thread.

    But to each their own.

    Simon Jester (bcb31a)

  95. @ Dana: I was referring to the comments, not your post. I’m genuinely sorry that I wasn’t at all clear about that.

    If this makes sense: I think it’s still newsworthy, and worth posting about, when Trump goes into one of these tantrums. Your post was mostly quotes, except for a couple of sentences of restrained constructive criticism, with which I fully agree.

    In the comments, occasionally someone will offer a comment about Trump’s vulgar tweeting that does have some new insight or wit. But when I left my remark above, I hadn’t seen any comments that were in any way new or different. Just the same old non-excuse from the Trumpkins — that they love him because he’s a jerk, that it’s a feature and not a bug, yada yada yada, and everyone who disagrees is a Hillary-loving cuck. The leftie trolls throw in their two cents (“He’s a jerk!”), again without anything new or different. And the rest of us are left shaking our heads, wishing that somehow Trump could grow up and stop tripping over his ego.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  96. Dave @92. Police work is latching on to a suspect and looking for things to find him guilty of and evidence to find him guilty with. So who knows what else they may come up with?

    nk (dbc370)

  97. I mean, it’s fine to acknowledge good actions by any politician. And important.

    But when a politician screws up, no matter the party, it needs to be noted.

    *That* is how democracy is supposed to work. Everything else is cheerleading.

    Simon Jester (bcb31a)

  98. I’m exactly where you are, Beldar.

    Thanks for your comments, truly.

    Simon Jester (bcb31a)

  99. yes there wasn’t nearly as much outrage as when the san Francisco city supervisors passed the buck on the steinle case, when the fbi rendered it’s chief quimby act re Alexandria,

    narciso (d1f714)

  100. @96. Thanx, Dave.

    Interesting read– fifty shades of grey. But if his name was Ronald Takkadump and not Donald Trump tweeting the same stuff chances are he’d get his account reviews if not yanked.

    OTOH Twitter is NYSE publicly held/traded form w/a BoD etc., and stockholders who may like to have a say in this.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  101. happyfeet kudos to you on your super-good comments you make

    i love how you do it so good!

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  102. the shooter was apparently in communication with duffuss durbin and duckworth, but the press bloodhounds are entirely uninterested, it’s of a piece, with the huntress’s church fire, that was never solved nearly nine years ago

    narciso (d1f714)

  103. Feeling left out today, Maxine Waters shows what the term “incredibly unstable political figure” is all about:

    Maxine Waters says ‘700 BILLION’ will lose coverage with O’care reform

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/confusion-maxine-waters-says-700-billion-will-lose-coverage-ocare-reform/

    harkin (ef2377)

  104. in dc, the victims like that shopkeeper, who is facing eight years for shooting a burglar, are the ones in jeopardy, for others,

    https://twitter.com/ThomasWictor

    talk about American carnage,

    narciso (d1f714)

  105. yes, ted lieu, wants to do away with bail, what could go wrong?

    narciso (d1f714)

  106. “I always knew it would be delicious. I never knew it would be THIS delicious.” — Dennis Miller

    Other than that, cucks will cuck. Nature!

    g6loq (fc61d6)

  107. Well, Beldar, rather than opine boredom, put your skills to use: you’ve got a thread full of lawyers to banter with so make like one:

    Skim the set Twitter guidelines and make an argument for or against yanking Trump’s Twitter account for violations based on his tweet content and pattern in conjunction w/their posted ‘rules.’ It’s a NYSE firm w/a BoD and stockholders who might be amused.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  108. Beldar,

    Well, I’m sorry it’s a boring thread. Personally, I feel very outnumbered in my view of the president and his behavior. Yet because it’s so mind-boggling to me that good and decent people defend and justify him, I am compelled to push back. Because if we should be strictly holding anyone’s feet to the fire, it is the president’s. We did no less with Obama. Why do we demand less from a Republican president?

    Dana (023079) — 6/29/2017 @ 5:24 pm

    Because We are in a cold civil war and the left says any Republican is the “worst ever” and is trying to murder and enslave the populace.

    We are sick of taking it time and time again. He fights and he actually gets some results.

    Now if our side would focus more on getting Obamacare repealed and reducing regulations as well as cutting taxes instead of caring that he actually calls out the leftist media that spews hate at him all day we would be in a good place.

    NJRob (1ca9bb)

  109. @69. Dana- see #110.

    A good lawyer should be able to make a case whether to keep or yank Trump’s account from Twitter based on his content and their posted guidelines.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  110. yes, a little more of this, that’s why I pointed to some actual news, breaking or dormant in the thread

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/im-shocked-shocked-to-find-that-trump-tweeting-is-going-on-in-here/#comments

    narciso (d1f714)

  111. 111… yes, NJ Rob. But you see what matters most to some.

    It was a distraction, but I am far more bothered by the Six Month War than something directed against the Two-Headed Snake of Smarm that airs each AM on MSLSD.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  112. Your mama’s calling, ASPCA. Quick before you start reading the Boy Scout Handbook.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  113. The MSM is hilarious.

    “How dare Trump attack the Press- after we’ve called him “a corrupt, crazy, treasonous, mentally ill, sexist, racist, bigot, hompohobic, cocksucker Hitler with small hands, that someone should shoot or behead”.

    That’s undignified!

    rcocean (a72eb2)

  114. BTW, Bill Kristol just tweeted that Trump “is a pig”, for attacking Joe and Mika.

    Good ol’ Bill Kristol “Mr. Conservative”

    Who voted for Hillary.

    rcocean (a72eb2)

  115. What some people don’t appear to understand is that most of the people who give a damn and pay attention h8 the media, because they don’t get “the facts” from the media.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  116. Its kind of like computer simulation on that classic trek episode, but people atrcppretending its real, and except for the collateral damage to general Lynn its fake.

    narciso (d1f714)

  117. Let’s make it as simple as possible so that you there is no misunderstanding:

    1) The Tea Party was a result of politicians ignoring the will of the people. Politicians rewarded failure – e.g. bank bailouts – and punished success by increasing taxes and the number of pages in the Federal Register, not to mention abdicating their responsibility to legislate to the judiciary and the millions of bureaucrats in DC.

    2) The politicians defeated the Tea Party. Or so they thought – Trump was the next response from the people.

    3) When the establishment cuts Trump off at the knees, the next response from the people will make Trump look like a walk in the park.

    Moral of this arc of history – keep bashing Trump. Because that’s how you get worse than Trump.

    Lenny (5ea732)

  118. Darnok and jalad, at tanagra, yes it makes no sense, but that’s true if what passes for news. Niwadays

    narciso (d1f714)

  119. Re: rcocean 116 – Yeah, they didn’t expect to get punched back. I don’t know why anyone gives a rat’s a$$ what Trump tweets. Yeah, he’s a cretin…..so what’s your point?

    Lenny (5ea732)

  120. So Trump is a thoughtless, misguided cretin………

    Meanwhile, the wife of the true ‘Man Of The People’…..

    “Amid a deepening federal investigation of Jane Sanders, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ wife, Judicial Watch has obtained records that paint a rather disturbing personal portrait of a heartless spouse—and longtime political advisor—of the Democratic Socialist candidate for president of the United States. During the Obama administration, the FBI began investigating Jane for falsifying documents to obtain a $10 million loan to expand a now-defunct liberal arts college in a town where her husband once served as mayor while she was the school’s president.

    The loan went through, some allege after her husband’s senatorial office pressured the bank to approve it, and Jane masterminded a deal to purchase an undeveloped, 32-acre parcel of land and a 77,000-square-foot facility from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington. The purchase included a facility that served as a group home for disabled people and, under the terms of the deal, Jane was supposed to negotiate the transfer of the disabled residents before the school took over the property. Instead Jane tried to kick the disabled people out of their group home, records obtained by Judicial Watch show.”

    harkin (ef2377)

  121. @115.Haiku! Gesundheit!

    Wipe your nose and get into your jammies! Bedtime story awaits:

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/06/frank-rich-nixon-trump-and-how-a-presidency-ends.html

    Sleep tight; don’t let the jowl prints blight.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  122. Shakka, when the walls fell, narciso.

    felipe (023cc9)

  123. Hey Mika, I would look in the mirror and sue your doctor.

    mg (31009b)

  124. Yeah, Taffer is the prototype for a Trump staffer/Cabinet appointee.

    urbanleftbehind (97cb74)

  125. A turn-around artist with an attitude is perhaps exactly what Trump needs.

    Trump has plenty of attitude, but has not displayed the ability to turn around a wreck.

    DC is a wreck.

    Steven Malynn (d29fc3)

  126. Continues to be a terrible week for CNN… the most busted name in news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dRGMME4VnM

    Colonel Haiku (ef4f0e)

  127. I saw that earlier this morning, Colonel. Interesting how many here live by the fake news even now when they know it to be fake. American Pravda=CNN

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  128. While it is good that there is unrelenting sunlight on Ted Turners runaway moster, it also gives me pause that maybe they are the true puppet masters of Trump.

    urbanleftbehind (97cb74)

  129. Because this whole ‘fake’ thing needs to end, and it needs to end right now!

    Chris Cuomo, CNN, to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)

    Hahahahahaha. You gotta love these guys. “Politicians” and friends and relatives of politicians posing as *news people* on respected fake news shows are pissed-off at Trump. Thank you Mr. President for giving the fake news swine something to b!tch about this holiday weekend so we don’t have a four day bash on the fake moslem ban that wasn’t (but should be).

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  130. 49. JVW (2b202c) — 6/29/2017 @ 4:33 pm

    by the time he formulates his opinion and uses his words to express his inner feelings, then spell-checks words and reads it aloud several times to see if it makes any sense, you’re talking about some significant time being wasted.

    He spent 6 minutes between the two tweets, and the first one trailed off and needed anotehr one. Six minutes is longer than average for him, I think, so he must have composed something and then backspaced. He could have taken a telephone call, but it’s not that likely, and a call would have lasted longer.

    He could also have tried and failed to use Google\ but that’s actually not too likely.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  131. Don Rickles is dead, but there’s still Donald Trump.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  132. Dana,

    I greatly appreciate your commentary, which represents integrity. You’ve explained it well. We hold our presidents to a high standard when they are from the opposing party, and we do so because of our values, not because we are hacks. Therefore we hold a Republican president to the same standard.

    The justifications for bias in this thread, that ‘they want to kill us’, etc, are laziness. If things are that serious, it’s more important than ever that we live up to standards.

    CNN’s mistakes are amusing to watch unfold. They let partisanship get ahead of integrity. But while Trump’s fans are delighted that CNN has been shamed (and it is delightful) they should remember they are just as foolish if they do the same thing, only for their side.

    The real problem is not that we’re in a desperate hour of our nation’s history or anything so dramatic. The real problem is that to support Trump, you really have to be a total hack. He’s just that awful. The way he speaks to this country, conducts his business, abuses his privileges, it’s absurd.

    Moral of this arc of history – keep bashing Trump. Because that’s how you get worse than Trump.

    Lenny (5ea732) — 6/29/2017 @ 7:34 pm

    BS. Most Americans did not want this man to be president. Most Republicans did not want this man to be nominated. The idea that if we keep criticizing him we invite the terrible wrath is laughable. Remember, Trump is such a weak leader that millions more Americans voted for Hillary, who we all agree was terrible. Trump’s fans would do well to remember just how weak their political position is, and how little Trump is accomplishing.

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  133. “American Pravda” would be Breibart, Drudgereport, and Infowars, strictly speaking. Maybe Fox, too. They are the instruments of the Kremlin White House right now. That the White House under Trump is not the Kremlin is not for want of trying — it is for want of competence.

    nk (dbc370)

  134. Dustin, Dave, DCSCA, Tillman, Levi

    You come here, insult people regularly, and get your panties in a twist when Trump insults those who insult him.

    pffft.

    Beldar, Patterico, and Dana have a consistent moral tone they adhere to – I disagree with their opinion, but they are not hacks.

    Mika makes sex jokes with Trump as the butt, and you are outraged that he returns the favor.

    The working class human sees this in real life every day. Want more Trump? Nothing about the outrage expressed in these breathless posts about the classless Trump tweets convinces me that Trump is anything other than who was elected.

    If someone better comes along, Trump will lose – but the Press and the GOPe did everything they could do to destroy anyone better.

    We are living in a time of the worst political leaders in our history, serving the most degraded culture in our nation’s history. We mock and lie about any worthy leader, then wonder why we only get celebrities who have run the Media gamut as “leaders”.

    Steven Malynn (d29fc3)

  135. President Trump’s already been up and at em for hours doing stuff to help make our lives better

    He’s so good and people are bias on him cause he’s so good and they’re jealous

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  136. BTW, I knew a man who worked for Pravda, when Greeks owned for a time in the ’90s. He had been exiled to Makronisos during the junta. So maybe CNN is that version of Pravda now.

    nk (dbc370)

  137. 42.

    Trump says their show is low rated (somehow that’s is answer to anything) and also claims he stopped watching it – then treats it like it was highest rated opinion news show on the air, cable, and does so right after it ends.

    Now he explains…

    Donald J. Trump
    @realDonaldTrump

    Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show

    5:55 AM – 30 Jun 2017

    The first comments are not too bad – not vicious. We see no apology, or a statement that it was a mistake or he’s sorry he said it. This probably does not but resolve a contradiction, because I think he means he watched it today.

    This is what the National Enquirer mention is about. It’s a complicated story.

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-morning-joe-mika-scarborough-630306

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/donald-trump-is-not-well/2017/06/30/97759ee0-5d0f-11e7-9b7d-14576dc0f39d_story.html?utm_term=.a5c51431c583

    It seems like the Natioonal Enquirer was trying to get some kind of a negative story about Mika Brzezinski for months, even staking out Mika Brzezinski’s house and trying to talk (via telephone) to her teenage daughters, and also close friends of hers. Probably in an effort to get something on the record from Mika, which would then become a libel proof source, they were telling her that her ex-husband had told them something. But Mika knew that wouldn’t be true.

    Joe Scarborough called the White House, and they were told Trump would put in a word for her at the National Enquirer, which is believed to friendly to him, if he (Joe S.) would call the president and apologize for his coverage. So now they are saying the whole thing was blackmail. Trump tweets he never contacted Joe – Joe contacted him.

    Trump used to be a friendly guest but they got into a feud last year.

    Scarborough and Brzezinski were going to start a vacation today but they stayed one more day so they could respond to whatever.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  138. Hamilton and Burr didn’t get along either. Twitter just keeps the duel going. Which is more civilized?

    crazy (d3b449)

  139. From Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough:

    Mr. Trump claims that we asked to join him at Mar-a-Lago three nights in a row. That is false. He also claimed that he refused to see us. That is laughable.

    The president-elect invited us both to dinner on Dec. 30. Joe attended because Mika did not want to go. After listening to the president-elect talk about his foreign policy plans, Joe was asked by a disappointed Mr. Trump the next day if Mika could also visit Mar-a-Lago that night. She reluctantly agreed to go. After we arrived, the president-elect pulled us into his family’s living quarters with his wife, Melania, where we had a pleasant conversation. We politely declined his repeated invitations to attend a New Year’s Eve party, and we were back in our car within 15 minutes.

    Mr. Trump also claims that Mika was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.” That is also a lie.

    Putting aside Mr. Trump’s never-ending obsession with women’s blood, Mika and her face were perfectly intact, as pictures from that night reveal. And though it is no one’s business, the president’s petulant personal attack against yet another woman’s looks compels us to report that Mika has never had a face-lift. If she had, it would be evident to anyone watching “Morning Joe” on their high-definition TV. She did have a little skin under her chin tweaked, but this was hardly a state secret. Her mother suggested she do so, and all those around her were aware of this mundane fact.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  140. Sorry you didn’t like my time, Steven, but I’m simply calling them as they are. I’m also not the President. Nor is this Mika person.

    Dustin (01adb1)

  141. Tone, not time. Autocorrect got me.

    Dustin (01adb1)

  142. Saw the lady White House press person. Is it some kind of rule, now, that male or female they have to look like Melissa McCarthy?

    nk (dbc370)

  143. Actually they are samozdat publications, I think it was ethnos That was kgb funded in the papandreo era

    narciso (034dee)

  144. mika needs lots of ointment for to prevent infection

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  145. Pontiki (Mouse) was the Communist one, and Eleftherotypia (Free Press) the mainstream Left, when I was still paying attention.

    nk (dbc370)

  146. That was probably it, I remember from a spectator piece in the 90s

    narciso (034dee)

  147. No according to Michael walker in 2009, it was ethnos

    narciso (034dee)

  148. Waller, like paesa serra where they dropped the desinformatya about clay shaw

    narciso (034dee)

  149. I didn’t know that.

    nk (dbc370)

  150. @Dustin 139.

    “…..if we keep criticizing him we invite the terrible wrath is laughable.”

    I, and I suspect many Americans, couldn’t care less if someone criticizes Trump. Yet what’s happening goes way beyond “criticism”. The collective insanity of the media, lefties, and GOPe include felonies that are being committed to remove him, and other GOP pols, from office —- after an election that conformed to our laws. This coup is less of a problem with some on this blog than the fact that we have a cretin in the White House. For me, that is infinitely more troublesome than a bloviating narcissist whom many see as someone who is figuratively punching bullies in the nose, bullies who have called these normal Americans racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, rubes who don’t know what’s best for them.

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
    —- JFK

    Go ahead and criticize. Keep telling yourself that appointing Gorsuch, enforcing our immigration laws, abandoning the Paris Climate Accord, unleashing our energy sector, reining in the EPA and other Federal bureaucracies is “how little Trump is accomplishing”. If only the GOP had a majority in Congress…..oh, wait.

    Lenny (5ea732)

  151. Tell it like it is Lenny. Try to recall it wasn’t Trump who called each and every one of us *deplorables*. Trump didn’t tell us who worked 20 hour days to build our businesses that *you didn’t build that*. Trump didn’t say we *cling to our Bibles and guns* as a slur against working class America. And Trump isn’t giving *sanctuary* to aliens who steal citizens tax money in the form of welfare, steal citizens franchise in the form of vote fraud, risk citizens health by importing disease-guns-drugs and gangs, and rape and murder our fellow Americans. That’s all on the left. The Democrats. The party who values a dead fetus over a live citizen. The party that is fully committed to the lie that there are more than two *genders* of humans. The party of hate, racism, death and lies.

    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aybTXXpMssw/WVRj3lleOcI/AAAAAAABKdo/pfYSwGY_bEk3eEbjiWOYsW3WITPn2eAuwCLcBGAs/s1600/1%2B1ninetymiles2Rb7C1vaqxhmo1_1280.jpg

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  152. After 6 months of Trump admin…

    Sanctioned Iran over missile program
    Reviewing Iran nuke deal
    Responded to Syria’s use of chem weapons against own people
    Intro’d tax reform plan
    Renegotiating NAFTA
    Created task force to help reduce crime
    Exec Order to protect cops
    Exec Order targeting drug cartels
    Sending education back to the states
    Gorsuch on SCOTUS
    Unemployment near all-time low
    Gutted Obama era regulations
    Ended War on Coal
    Reduced illegal immigration
    Fighting back against sanctuary cities
    Drafting plan to defeat ISIS
    5 year ban on lobbying
    Fixing Dept. of VA
    SCOTUS upheld part of travel ban EO
    Created an election fraud commission
    Withdrew from TPP
    Removed USA from Paris Accords
    Rollback of Obama’s Cuba policy

    Colonel Haiku (ef4f0e)

  153. Yes, as has been mentioned numerous times, #NeverTrump poofters tend to give Republican-controlled Congress a PASS.

    Colonel Haiku (ef4f0e)

  154. yeah all pervy mitt romney’s slicked up lil boytoy Paul Ryan wants to do is go on vacation

    and McConnell was done and done after he got his corrupt pig wife a cush job

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  155. Temp of 129 degrees recorded in Iran. Just a warm-up drill for what awaits teh mullahs and IRG after their 72 goats…

    Colonel Haiku (ef4f0e)

  156. More thuggish blackmail reportedly from our Captain Chaos:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/340245-morning-joe-hosts-white-house-threatened-us-with-tabloid-story

    Tillman (a95660)

  157. Hmm… sounds scary… were these calls or alleged threats reported to law enforcement?

    Colonel Haiku (ef4f0e)

  158. what is filthy neurotic trashcan mika if not a tabloid story

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  159. She’s a Czech polish princess, granddaughter of benes, and a polish count

    Yrs pacepa revealed how the slander of pope pius, came through similar channels

    narciso (d1f714)

  160. she’s also a completely unhinged emotionally unstable cable news propaganda slut wholly lacking in integrity

    it would be cute if she wasn’t so entitled and arrogant

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  161. Didn’t think so, Tillmenz…

    Colonel Haiku (ef4f0e)

  162. 164, 165, thats why Rexy needs to watch his six after blowing his stack at some goomba.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  163. yeah rex needs to take the soap opera drama queen thing down a notch or two

    what an effing diva

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  164. Words fail, then again that’s true of newsweekly in general:
    http://www.newsweek.com/isis-members-europe-cant-get-jobs-when-they-return-home-629593

    narciso (d1f714)

  165. way back at 149…nk, she’s the Body Positive (the 21st century equivalent of “Great Personality”) quota.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  166. She’s a Czech polish princess, granddaughter of benes, and a polish count

    Glad your not racist about it. Her race makes her not count somehow?

    Tillman (a95660)

  167. Huiku sez it ain’t a crime unless you call the police. (No matter that you told the whole world on your show.)

    Tillman (a95660)

  168. 106. harkin (ef2377) — 6/29/2017 @ 6:44 pm

    Maxine Waters says ‘700 BILLION’ will lose coverage with O’care reform

    No, she didn’t. I don’t know who keeps on pumping out this kind of propaganda, but it ought to stop and peple ought to stop repeating these kinds of things as fact. It gets in the way of genuine criticism, and there’s plenty to criticize about Maxine Waters.

    The link clearly shows she was talking about 700 billion Dollars.

    (I don’t know if that is any way a legitimate number; it probably is in some way, but it is also probably wrong and misleading, but she did not say 700 billion people would be cut from Medicaid rolls.)

    While she didn’t say Dollars either, that’s what it means.

    Here is the exact quotation from the article:

    Almost one-third of those people in that state are covered by Medicaid, and so they’re talking about eliminating 700 billion,” she said, looking off camera, seemingly seeking confirmation, “in, uh, Trumpcare bill.”

    Money, not people!

    Eliminating 700 billion in funding.

    The word “Eliminate” always goes with funding or something with a similar meaning. That’s regular Congress-speak. How many times have you heard soundbytes that go like that?

    Claiming or pretending she meant the number of people losing Medicaid was 700 billion just makes someone feel smart when they are really stupid. Just a little bit of evaluation will reveal it to be wrong, if you can read about an 8th grade level. No, 8th grade is already too much.

    Whoever is pumping this out wants people to feel superior to all the politicians maybe. Except it has no impact on people on the other side. No wonder the political divide is more or less stable. Each side wants people to feel the politicians on the other side are really stupid, ignorant, corrupt or evil.

    And it’s not enough to be a little bit stupid, ignorant or bad. No, they’ve got to be unbelievably stupid or evil, so much so you can’t imagine how anybody could be that way. They are not most of the time.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  169. No I’m pointing out thatvshe really doesn’t think the rules apply to her, somewhat like the maverick clan, being the son and grandson of flag officers

    narciso (d1f714)

  170. Now Mika and Joe have it wrong. Trump did not try to blackmail them (unless they think that Trump is secretly behind the NAtional Enquirer investigation – and even so, they called him, he didn’t call them.)

    Trump just refused to help try to kill that story unless they were on good terms again. That’s not being generous, but it’s not blackmail. The story is dead anyway because the National Enquirer doesn’t really have anything. It could be that that’s why they announced they would be getting married.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  171. Its not an actual cut either sammeh, just a reduction in thecratecof increase as I understand it

    narciso (d1f714)

  172. it’s kinda too bad the girly murdoch boys destroyed fox news

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  173. What Jason caffetz will not make it go boom again?

    narciso (d1f714)

  174. Narciso, I think they’re talking about the block grants to the states. Otherwise known as offloading the financial costs and political costs for cuts to the states….

    kishnevi (ca2172)

  175. @141. =yawn= How insulting.

    _______

    Today’s Beldar The Bitter ‘Watergate, Watergate, Watergate’ Words Of Wonder:

    Holiday homework: “If you look through a sharp Nixonian lens at Trump’s trajectory in office to date, short as it has been, you will discover more of an overlap than you might expect.”- Frank Rich

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/06/frank-rich-nixon-trump-and-how-a-presidency-ends.html

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  176. chaffetz is just palin without the jiggle

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  177. Chaffetz is generic mashed-up Western U.S. male. He and Jay Sekulow might be an interesting pairing for a show.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  178. Frank Rich… NYT “lifestyle” columnist for years and years. Total left winger schlump.

    Colonel Haiku (ef4f0e)

  179. @159- Haiku! Gesundheit!

    Phoning it in today, eh; grand theft Sean-o.

    “Book’em, Dan-o.” – Steve McGarrett [Jack Lord] ‘Hawaii-Five-O’ CBS TV

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  180. He is a messianic Jew, like Adam brickley, Brooklyn born educated in the south, a tax fatty like bachman

    narciso (d1f714)

  181. @191. Haiku! Gesundheit!

    They doubt our ancestry, but they don’t say the story isn’t accurate.” – Ben Bradlee [Jason Robards] ‘All The President’s Men’ 1976

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  182. @141

    Dustin, Dave, DCSCA, Tillman, Levi

    You come here, insult people regularly, and get your panties in a twist when Trump insults those who insult him.

    pffft.

    pffft indeed.

    I’ve never insulted anyone here, except President Snowflake. It’s just a thing I have about ignorant bigots who mock the disabled, insult PoWs and gold-star mothers, brag about sexually assaulting women and peeping at naked little girls, bankroll Hillary Clinton/Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid/Chuck Schumer/John Kerry, and lie more or less continuously.

    I’m sorry.

    Actually, wait – I’m not sorry.

    Dave (711345)

  183. you are so bias

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  184. This is sop over there

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40461551

    narciso (d1f714)

  185. Sekulow is the “messianic” Jew. Chaffetz is the son of a Jewish father and a Christian Scientist turned Mormon mother, and followed her into Mormonism. Rich is a Jew who apparently became a nothing….

    kishnevi (ca2172)

  186. Yes I should have been clearer

    thefederalist.com/2017/06/30/vaticans-statement-baby-condemned-die-frightening

    narciso (d1f714)

  187. Good article about Trump’s media dependency on NR:

    Junkie Running Dry

    “If I weren’t beautiful, do you think he’d be with me?” – Melania, when asked if she’d have married Donald Trump if he weren’t rich

    Dave (711345)

  188. ICYMI

    Authorities to investigate Jay Sekulow nonprofit after ‘troubling’ revelations

    Apparently he has been playing the same game as Eric and Donald Trump, with he and his family billing this “charity” for outrageous sums in ways designed to deceive donors and regulators.

    Dave (711345)

  189. @183.it’s kinda too bad the girly murdoch boys destroyed fox news

    The Moral of the ‘Tails’– eying her-azz-meant sexual harassment.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  190. 202 Not the first time the MSM has yammered about well known figures of the Pentecostal and Fundamentalist variety living high off donations to their ministry. Just branched out to take in a non-evangelist is the only difference.

    kishnevi (ca2172)

  191. David French, yesterday afternoon:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449111/donald-trump-mika-brzezinski-vengeful-tweets-degrade-american-political-culture

    It’s a sad symbol of our times that one feels compelled to actually make an argument why the president is wrong here… But this is what we’re reduced to. So, here goes.

    First, it is simply and clearly morally wrong to attack another person like this. I’m tired of hearing people say things like, “This is not normal.” Normality isn’t the concern here. Morality is. It doesn’t matter if Mika has been “mean” to Trump. Nor does it matter that we can point to any number of angry personal attacks on Trump from others. We have to get past the idea that another person’s bad acts somehow justify “our” side’s misconduct. Morality is not so situational. Trump is under a moral obligation to treat others the way he’d like to be treated, to love his neighbor as he would love himself. Yes, he can engage in ideological and political battles, but to attack another person in such vicious terms is to cross a bright line.

    Second, it’s not classist or elitist to make this moral argument. It’s no justification to argue that Trump simply speaks the way “real Americans” do, or that he’s brought into public the language that “everyone knows” people use behind closed doors. People of every social class and economic standing have the same moral responsibilities, and our society suffers when we relax those responsibilities, whether for a steelworker in a mill outside Pittsburgh or the real-estate developer in the Oval Office.

    Third, even if your ethics are entirely situational and tribal, Trump’s tweets are still destructive.,,,It doesn’t move the ball downfield on repealing Obamacare. It does, however, make more people dislike Donald Trump. It’s a misuse and abuse of the bully pulpit, all the more galling because it comes at a time when the positive parts of his agenda truly do need public champions.

    Fourth, please stop with the ridiculous lie that this is the only way to beat the Left…

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  192. From the lnk @200.

    It starts:

    Some people simply cannot handle the fact that Donald Trump was elected president.

    One of those people is Donald Trump.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  193. Happy, nk you got until July 12 to stock up

    http://abc7chicago.com/food/sugary-drink-tax-postponed-by-judge/2168513/

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  194. @206

    I have to say, though, I think my favorite line is

    “I always tell the president, ‘You don’t need them,’” says Sean Hannity, the self-abasing monkey-butler of the Trump regime.

    Dave (711345)

  195. oh my goodness

    you see how the abc fake news propaganda sluts are lying?

    they’re calling it a “sugary drink tax”

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  196. Yeah, the resulting confusion is going to end up resulting in the increase of the general sales tax or in personal service taxes (although if the Illinois House budget up for vote tonight has those, it will be multi-screw).

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  197. 194… I have no doubts about your ancestry, ASPCA…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  198. Here’s another one of the hump Obama’s moronic agenda set right…

    “For years, college campuses across the country have been conducting witch hunts to expel or punish men accused of sexual assault. Those may soon be coming to an end, thanks to the Trump administration.

    Colleges and universities have conducted these witch hunts at the order of the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, which during the Obama administration issued a “Dear Colleague” letter and additional guidance that all but assured students accused of sexual assault would not get a fair hearing.

    These campus star chambers, conducted behind closed doors and hidden by federal privacy laws, have resulted in an unknown number of expulsions. More than 100 of these punished students have sued or are now suing their universities for violating their due process rights and discriminating against them because of their sex.”

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/06/29/trump-administration-signals-end-campus-star-chambers/

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  199. The leftists in the Fake News media are as easily distracted from what is important as the leftists that post comments here. Then they wonder why they loose. Hahahaha.

    On Thursday, all of Washington, D.C. and every liberal news outlet was obsessed with a pair of early morning tweets sent out by President Trump. In the tweets, Trump egregiously mocked Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski by claiming she had a face lift. But there was also some good being done in D.C. that day. In two bipartisan votes, the House passed both Kate’s Law and a measure to punish sanctuary cities. But viewers of ABC and CBS would not have known about them since they omitted it from their coverage, while NBC gave it less than 30 seconds.

    Collectively, the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) dedicated a total of 12 minutes and 14 seconds to Trump’s attack against the MSNBC personality. ABC’s World News Tonight gave the tweet three minutes 45 seconds, CBS Evening News a whopping five minutes 29 seconds over two different segments, and NBC Nightly News set aside three minutes. All of them led their evening news program with Trump’s tweets.

    Twenty-eight times MORE coverage of friggin’ Tweets than the fact Trump has called for Federal troops to enter Chicago to fix the mess years of Democrat/socialist/communist rule has created in that once great American city.

    Tileman, Dusrbin, DISCO, how do you fix Chicago? Don’t worry. Trump has you playing with his tweeter. You’re just like cats chasing a laser pointer. You make it easy for him. Hahahahaha.

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  200. Oh, teh yuge manatee!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  201. Teh Banjo Boy appears to have been busted… http://ace.mu.nu/archives/370460.php

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  202. I’m old enough to remember a president who was revered… who had an affair with an East German spy… who Han an affair with a mob boss’s girlfriend… who had an affair with an intern who was 17 years old… and he’s still held up as this great man.

    President John F. Kennedy

    So let’s keep these tweets in perspective, shall we?

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  203. As if there is “Democrat/socialist/communist rule” in Chicago.

    Tillman (a95660)

  204. @211. There remains some for yours: Pyrex or turkey baster.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  205. @212

    Contrary to the overwrought claims of the article, I don’t see how the preponderance of evidence standard, per se, is a barrier to the accused receiving a fair hearing. The same standard is used in most (all?) civil cases.

    The campus hearing (“star chamber”…LOL, dramatize much?) is not a criminal trial of the accused. It is an attempt to determine whether a remedy within the university for harassment is warranted.

    Unlike a criminal trial, where the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard is appropriate in protecting an individual from the massive power of the state, a harassment hearing is like a civil suit between two similarly situated private parties.

    Either party in a civil suit may appeal an unfavorable judgment. That is not “double jeopardy”, nor is allowing the plaintiff in a harassment hearing to appeal.

    I don’t doubt that there has been bias in favor of the accuser in some cases, and that is wrong and should be addressed. But it seems to me that adopting a “reasonable doubt” standard would massively (and formally) bias the process in the other direction.

    Dave (711345)

  206. #216 Or Bill Clinton …. rapist.

    Or LBJ who was a pig.

    … regardless F the Media. They deserve all the worst.

    Blah (44eaa0)

  207. Question for you Sammy (and for French) – how many times does the MSM get away with making sex jokes about a R pres, before your outrage meter registers?

    How about specifically about this President – how many times do Mr. & Mrs. Nepotism get to make and repeat disparaging sexual innuendo against Trump, before your outrage meter pings?

    What was the value of Trump not dosing them with the exact same in return?

    Steven Malynn (d29fc3)

  208. Country club Republicans are up in arms but quietly ecstatic someone has the ballz to point out the liars the MSMS is.

    Sadly trail blazers are rarely lauded for their work but eviscerated for their menial mistakes.

    Blah (44eaa0)

  209. #221

    Country Club Republicans think it OK to say Trump has sex with his daughter or compare him to mass murdering crazies.

    Remember, most important thing to Country Club Republicans is their Lefty Friends accept them and grace them with their Karl & Marx regalia.

    Blah (44eaa0)

  210. 218… let’s leave your choice of marital aids out of the discussion, ASPCA.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  211. @208. Meh. Just sorry we missed the end of that “War on Coal.”

    Wonder who won- the Bituminous or the Anthracites?

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  212. 217… lol… close enough.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  213. @223. Blah, blah, blah.

    If Donald Trump was your daughter’s HS gym teacher and not the CIC, he’d likely be under arrest by now.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  214. 225… you did… Christmas Day, 1947… when a 5 year old ASPCA pulled not one but two lumps of coal from your Christmas stocking… at that point, the closest you’d come to greatness since running down your mother’s leg in a brown, foamy effluent and falling into the puddle at her feet.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  215. @224. Haiku! Gesundheit.

    ??? Have no idea what they are– but you do, dontcha.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  216. #227 Unlikely, but Bill Clinton most assuredly would be corn-holed by the Inmates.

    Blah (44eaa0)

  217. Teh End.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  218. We can do with 49 if that keeps up.

    urbanleftbehind (ecf0e4)

  219. 216. Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 6/30/2017 @ 2:36 pm

    who had an affair with an East German spy…

    Wasn’t that Nazi spy – or someone who was suspected of being one? That was back in 1940, 1941 or 1942.

    None of these thibgs were known at the time they were going on.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  220. Don Rickles never would have done what Donald Trump did.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  221. No there was one of each, sammeh, 20 some years apart.

    narciso (d1f714)

  222. @236/237 Ohhhhhhhhhhhh fiddle-faddle!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  223. justin amash is a psychotic terrorist-loving nutjob

    i would not eat brunch with this person

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  224. I’m willing t hear him out, liberty. Exists in a framework of institutions that the current enfirvemrnt regime abhors, Luke law enfircement

    narciso (d1f714)

  225. 234… Sammeh… http://patterico.com/2017/06/29/president-trump-tweets/#comment-2011307

    John F. Kennedy’s Final Days Reveal A Man Who Craved Excitement – Forbes
    Forbes › sites › realspin › 2013/10/16 › j…
    Oct 16, 2013 – … J. Edgar Hoover informed Bobby Kennedy that he knew about the president’s past relationship with an alleged East German spy named Ellen Rometsch. The wife of an army officer who had …

    And I disagree, these were known about as they were occurring.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)


  226. How does it violate the first amendment?

    I don’t see it either. Nor how the 11th would apply. I can see the argument for the others.

    kishnevi (5a999e)

  227. Checking for immigration status does not equal probable cause.

    Mind you, I am not saying I think Amash is right. But I can at least envision what the argument is that he would advance for some of this. However, I can’t even get that far with the First and Eleventh.

    kishnevi (5a999e)

  228. #248 … might be the most conservative POTUS ever. So sad people cant get past the bluster.

    Blah (44eaa0)

  229. This is the way, the dog trainer remembers his likely analogue:
    http://articles.latimes.com/keyword/william-bradford-reynolds

    narciso (d1f714)

  230. Blah @249

    Indeed.

    It is remarkable how little conservative accomplishments matter. I think it speaks volumes about the core values of Trump’s “conservative” critics.

    It is also important to consider how much accomplishments matter to those on the Left. For them, advancing the Leftist cause is of paramount importance and the shortcomings of their leadership is, at best, an afterthought.

    With this sort of asymmetry, those who value conservative accomplishments will always come out on the short end, a painful reality that seems lost on Trump’s critics on the Right.

    ThOR (c9324e)

  231. When Trump was running for office, my concern was that, if elected, he would be the one to betray the conservative cause. Just one more thing I was wrong about.

    ThOR (c9324e)

  232. How long before Amash becomes a democrat?

    mg (31009b)

  233. To those on the Left, politics is religion; to many of those on the right, politics is fashion.

    ThOR (c9324e)

  234. Is he crying again?

    ThOR (c9324e)

  235. It suggests libertarians don’t really understand liberty.

    narciso (d1f714)

  236. Rino Ryan continues to show his cowardice towards the President and his voters by suggesting his tweets are undignified. The only thing undignified is his non action on the Presidents agenda. Du your job you gutless pig.

    mg (31009b)

  237. And the gutless coward Chaffetz is quitting because of money. This says it all about the republicans. Its all about the money.
    Disgusting, disgusting, disgusting.

    mg (31009b)

  238. Amash is annoying at this point.

    Like McCain.

    Blah (44eaa0)

  239. #251 It is pretty funny when you think about it. Conservatives spend years crying about having a POTUS who governs from the Right, now they get him, but focus on his flaws.

    But this is why I mock and deride the “Country Club” mindset that many Republicans have.

    Because it is really not about them wanting a Conservative POTUS, it is about them wanting a POTUS who 1) sounds conservative even if he governs from the Left (like Bush) and 2) does not make them uncomfortable in front of their Leftist Friends.

    Worse yet, I don’t even think Orange Man has gone far right enough. Imagine how horrified certain “Conservatives” will be when this happens. All their Left Wing Friends and Family will call them deplorables!

    Count me as one who does not take Trump’s personal ugly behavior as a mark of a bad POTUS, just a bad person. I could care less what kind of jerk he is so long as he pushes us RIGHTWARD. Because Leftism is a vicious cycle and Conservatism is a virtuous one.

    I prefer virtue producing POTUS policies over a someone

    Blah (44eaa0)

  240. … over someone I personally like.

    Sad NeverTrumpers can’t admit their view point shortcomings and accept the fact they are getting what they want, they are wrong about his delivering from the right, and that on balance it is working better than if we had Marco Rubio or even Teddy Cruz.

    Blah (44eaa0)

  241. I don’t go by assertion, I go by evidence, of course the statecrun media and their top men enablers don’t want to know what’s going on.

    narciso (d1f714)

  242. Passing laws like Kate’s Law is what government does instead of doing something. But it is pretty innocuous, so I don’t know why Amash should begrudge Congress and Trump their meaningless posturing. Maybe he knows his voters. He won his district by 59%-38% to Trump’s 52%-42% versus Hillary.

    nk (dbc370)

  243. Well to be the only republican that voted against it on curious grounds.

    narciso (d1f714)

  244. I dunno. Maybe it’s that he doesn’t want to play the “Promise them anything but give them Arpege” game:

    — You said you were going to build a wall!
    — We passed Kate’s Law!
    — How about hiring some more Border Patrol?
    — We passed Kate’s Law!
    — What happened to repealing Obamacare and replacing with something cheaper and better?
    — We passed Kate’s Law!
    — We have a $20 trillion debt!
    — We confirmed Gorsuch!

    Etc., etc,. etc., you know what I mean.

    nk (dbc370)

  245. A lot if the news is like the teacher in Charlie brown:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/07/the-week-in-pictures-grab-bag-edition.php

    narciso (d1f714)

  246. Tileman, Dusrbin, DISCO, how do you fix Chicago? Don’t worry. Trump has you playing with his tweeter. You’re just like cats chasing a laser pointer. You make it easy for him. Hahahahaha.

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca) — 6/30/2017 @ 2:07 pm

    We haven’t forgotten that you’re a raging antisemite, Hoagie. I’m honored that a person like you is angry with me.

    I don’t use twitter. Trump’s the one with nothing better to do with his day than troll people on Twitter. I’m afraid I just don’t have time for that kind of thing, antisemite.

    You can laugh that Americans find Trump’s behavior as president to be crude. Laugh all day I guess. He’s the king troll, and lots of antisemites love him.

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  247. Thor,

    Trump’s Obamacare plan is an pretty clear cut betrayal of conservative values, insomuch as Trump ever really proposed a conservative platform (he initially wanted single-payer like Bernie).

    Trump’s platform speech was one huge government program after another. Aside from being forced to nominate Gorsuch (thanks to McConnell’s hard work), what has Trump actually accomplished of lasting impact for conservatives? Every EO can be wiped away, but what about legislation? Trump is so busy tweeting nasty stuff that he has failed to build any momentum. He’s a weak leader. And he’s not really a conservative.

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  248. Kishnevi, you’re an ass hole.

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca) — 6/24/2017 @ 7:52 pm

    A Jew hating Jew,

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca) — 6/24/2017 @ 7:54 pm

    What a disgrace!

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  249. I don’t like mcturtlecare, its like sending your puppy to the taxidermists, but the loudest critics are the ones like heller and murkowski who say it doesn’t promise enough.

    But the grishenko snipe hunt that has consumed the last six months has served no purpose except possibly putin who set the plan in motion with the dossier.

    narciso (d1f714)

  250. So damn, is Nevada now fully Californicated along with the weed and mail-in-balloting states?

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  251. has served no purpose

    It’s completely hamstrung Trump. What do you mean it’s served no purpose? All they have to do is dance a criticism in front of his face and it’s another week of news about Trump’s bizarre behavior in reaction. He just doesn’t have the fortitude to be president. Tweet tweet tweet.

    Putin was probably working with Flynn’s lieutenants. That whole dossier on Hillary was something the Trump campaign will eventually have to admit it’s accountable for. To some extent I don’t know why they don’t just admit it. It’s op research, Hillary was definitely up to bad things… so how bad is it exactly that the voters knew about the information on election day? That the Trump campaign is so scared of the investigation really makes me wonder what we’re going to learn.

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  252. Pretty much, the pods have sptoutedcthere , and Vegas is offering its lotus.

    narciso (d1f714)

  253. Bad things like carving up Libya and offering it to the jihadists, sending guns to the cartels, selling our uranium stockpile to the Russians when do we get a special counsel for that?

    narciso (d1f714)

  254. Sessions is bring the hammer down on the gangs, after steadman and lynch gave them free run,

    narciso (d1f714)

  255. I’ve read some wacky conspiracy theories before, but post 273 is a win, place or show in those stakes.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  256. Seriously he expected the rizzotto tray press to tell us the truth.

    General flynn is a truth teller in policy and personal terms, this is why they couldn’t stomach him.

    narciso (d1f714)

  257. It’s good to see a Federal judge going after Illinois deadbeat Dems. I’m not sure the ruling will constitute the end of the road beyond which the can cannot be kicked by the legislature but it certainly provides additional impetus to the rating agencies which have been deeply remiss in not moving Illinois state debt to the junk status which it most assuredly deserves.

    Perhaps Chicago should consider changing its name to New Caracas?

    Rick Ballard (5397ef)

  258. The New York Times will provide hundreds of thousands of liberals with a copy of the U.S. Constitution with this Sunday’s print edition.

    Best comments so far:

    “Should include The Declaration Of Independence, that’s the reason for the season.”

    “Another document your editors and fact-checkers have missed”

    And

    Will it burn your skin like holy water and crosses?”

    harkin (536957)

  259. The preamble would through them right off. Remember in obamas lectures he thought the Constitution was inadequate because of what it prevented govt from doing.

    narciso (d1f714)

  260. I hope it’s nice enough to keep. I gave my daughter my pocket copy that Warren Burger sent me in 1989 (Bicentennial), and I have a reproduction in parchment paper, but you can never have too many.

    nk (dbc370)

  261. Yes. For 25 years.

    nk (dbc370)

  262. 274, both language media’s pounding of the imagery of the early Latino vote in Vegas and in areas in your state (as mistaken as those assumptions re candidate preference turned out to be) probably hurt more than helped the Dems nationally. Blacks had the sense to let only their older voters go early and then pulled the “eclipse on the quad” with their younger voters on actual election day 2012.

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  263. Take John ensign?, who was practically a series arc on CSI sans the murder, or take aandoval what has he done of note.

    narciso (d1f714)

  264. 273 is some airport Hare Krishna type 3-card monty jive.

    mg (31009b)

  265. Like much of the equivalence shown here:

    ttps://amgreatness.com/2017/06/30/coarse-correction-real-significance-2016-election/

    narciso (d1f714)

  266. Dustin (ba94b2) — 7/1/2017 @ 6:34 am

    If you had read a few comments further, you would have noticed he rapidly and fully apologized, so your criticism now is not warranted.

    kishnevi (682c47)

  267. Trust them to further weaken control of our borders… https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/06/30/democrats-propose-cutting-funding-for-ice-border-patrol/

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  268. President Trump is so good he’s a true friend to the jewish people like no other president in our lifetimes.

    “In survey after survey, Israelis give the U.S. some of its highest favorability ratings, and that’s true again this year, with 81% saying they have a positive view of the U.S.,” wrote the authors of the Pew report.

    “Israelis thought that Obama’s approach to the Middle East was wrong, was bad,” said Jonathan Rynhold, a political scientist at Bar Ilan University and author of “The Arab-Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture.”

    it’s a new golden age of peace what President Trump has brought

    failmerica’s no longer conniving with Iran to finish what Hitler started

    that’s a bfd, Mr. Dustin

    a sea change and an epochal too

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  269. The Middle East – and the world – would be a much better place without the Iranian mullahs or the IRG.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  270. “Trump’s Obamacare plan is an pretty clear cut betrayal of conservative values, insomuch as Trump ever really proposed a conservative platform (he initially wanted single-payer like Bernie).”

    – Dustin

    There seems little doubt that the Republican leadership is stonewalling ObamaCare repeal. Just yesterday McConnell made that point perfectly clear. I would like to get to repeal, but it isn’t Trump who is to blame. I have to say, I find it astounding just how brazenly the Republican Caucus and, especially, the leadership are willing to lie about repeal. They have no shame. To blame Trump for the failure to pass repeal, which just this week he was pushing for yet again, is disingenuous nonsense.

    Happy has been on this since Day 1.

    ThOR (c9324e)

  271. I point out the sepal, because they are instru rant in Lebanon, Iraq Syria etc of the regime.

    narciso (d1f714)

  272. If you had read a few comments further, you would have noticed he rapidly and fully apologized, so your criticism now is not warranted.
    kishnevi (682c47) — 7/1/2017 @ 10:12 am

    Thank you kishnevi. I saw Dustin’s comment this morning and was disheartened. My apology to you was from my heart and as sincere as my word. I was totally out of line and was being an a-hole to a fine guy. I made myself the fool. Deservedly. I would like to add I am thoroughly ashamed of myself for lashing out at a valuable and decent commenter and person.

    I do hope this puts the matter to rest because I was and am completely humiliated by my action.

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  273. Oh, and BTW Dustin. I don’t have an anti-semitic bone in my body. I figured you should know that but I guess it flies over your head. If the facts that my late wife and step grand father were Jewish as well as having grown up in Philly among many Jewish friends wasn’t enough, I am also Chairman of the Holy Land Committee at my church. We raise money in support of Israel as well as for the costs of immigration for European Jews to go to Israel.

    Rev.Hoagie® (630eca)

  274. 293… Thor… thanks for pointing that out… AGAIN. Cali Gov. Grandpa Simpson Brown’s single-payer plan has vanished… could it be because it had a estimated price tag of $400B?

    I shudder to think what single-payer would cost to implement across the USA!!!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  275. they can’t even pass their weak sauce socialist Republican Main Street version

    they’re on vacation again anyway

    soaking up the sun

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  276. meanwhile sleazy bitter torture victim john mccain sounds like he’s still eager for more more more nonsensical war to get more soldiers maimed and killed

    (how silly and stupid to join a military what has deranged cowardly asshats like John McCain setting policy for it, but i digress)

    It won’t be long before Putin takes interest in another American election. The victim may be a Republican. It may be a Democrat. To Putin, it won’t matter as long as he achieves his dark and divisive goals.

    We must take our own side in this fight — not as Republicans, not as Democrats, but as Americans. The Senate passed strong new sanctions against Russia this month by an overwhelming 97-2 vote. I hope the House will delay no further, send this bill to the president, and send a message to Vladimir Putin that America will stand strong in defense of our democracy.

    i wonder if slimy regulation-loving soros-fellating coward John McCain every considered that

    making America strong and prosperous

    is an exponentially more effective foreign policy tool than his petty virtue-signaling sanctions

    judging by his brave brave torture victim style leadership on obamacare repeal?

    this hasn’t crossed his senile brainwashed little navyboy head

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  277. I’m going for a chocolate malt. Want one, happyfeet?

    mg (31009b)

  278. 290, they actually should flip that out…more BP/ICE but in lieu of Wall. Just by giving a crap North of I-10, #s of entry are down. A lot of Wall support is from the Krauthammer/Kristol branch who would see the Wall as a pensionless panacea.

    urbanleftbehind (2c444c)

  279. “Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!” – ‘Trump Tweet,’ aka ‘official statement’ from the President of the United States of America, July 1, 2017.

    No sir; too good! Strawberries w/your Grape Nuts this morning… aye-aye, Captain, sir!

    “Push off, you fat turd.” – George III [Nigel Hawthorne] ‘The Madness Of King George’ 1994
    __________

    Today’s Beldar The Bitter ‘Watergate, Watergate, Watergate’ Words Of Wonder:

    “I just wonder if the son-of-a-bitch had a recorder on him.” – President Nixon in Oval Office talking with Halderman about John Dean, White House Oval Office tapes, April 25, 1973

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  280. i’m on restriction Mr. mg :(

    it’s kinda my 2017 thing

    i do asceticisms for awhile and then do something Chicagospecial

    i figure i won’t be here all too much longer since the taxings are going up way way faster than my income

    and when i leave here i really want to have done about 99% of all the fun fine dining and such a pikachu needs to ever do is whole life

    so i need to check the boxes

    my next one is a chef tasting at topo – they got a fancy award for being the most tasty restaurant in the whole nation! (last year it went to alinea which is here too)

    i went and did their prixer fixer lunch a little while ago of cause i had to make a show of taking an honored co-worker who i largely detest out to lunch cause of they resigned (some of you guys may remember my freaky stalker we talked a lil bit about when i first moved here)

    anyways the recently-remodeled dining room was beautiful but the lunch was honestly nothing special – the server was sort of not on top of his game and he let us order side plates only for us to see many of the elements re-appear in the lunch courses (lame)

    it was good food but overall i felt like we didn’t get an award-winning experience

    so I’m a take sister and her new fiance there in a couple weeks

    i’m economizing and not taking a date so it’ll be an awkward 3-top

    i suspect we’ll do the max number of courses (they offer a subset)

    but we’ll forego the wine pairing – sister doesn’t drink and my prospective new bil isn’t a wine guy

    my fave thing at lunch was a smoky tequila cocktail so I want to explore their cocktail menu more

    also their desserts were fun and creative (and even a little challenging) with muy authentico ingredientes sabrosa

    (oh and fingers crossed on the fiance thing it’s not official ring-on-it thing yet but this one’s for sure a keeper)

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  281. oopers *his* whole life i mean

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  282. not to be too hard on it

    what we got was an excellent beautiful mole-accompanied asada, and i doubt i could easily find better here

    but me and NG used to get mole what was every bit as good in LA for like $8.99 a plate

    so it was fun to revisit the flavors but i felt like i hadn’t really chalked up much in the way of expanded horizons

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  283. plus that girl kept talking

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  284. oops…

    of cause i had to make a show shoula said

    cause of i had to make a show

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  285. *shoulda*

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  286. Good for you, happyfeet. I hate the reappearing sides from the apps menu. Very cheap. I always check for the “sides” menu. Sometimes those are the most flavorful.

    mg (31009b)

  287. 303… it’s a clown comic Saturday!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  288. @304 happyfeet

    If I were a vintner I’d imbed blue tooth in my bottles so the wine would automatically pair with the dish.

    Pinandpuller (7605ce)

  289. What’s a reappearing side? Are you dating David Blaine?

    Pinandpuller (7605ce)

  290. @290 Urbanleftbehind

    Is Krauthammer insistent that the wall have a ramp?

    Pinandpuller (7605ce)

  291. at topo we figured the tamales were not to be missed so we got that as a starter

    they’re those darling lil petit four tamales sitting on some sauce with a bit of relish on the side you can play with

    (and you’re remindered that this is actually a “tamal” you’re eating)

    anyways that lil tamal came back to accompany the asada

    so what was the point in getting it as a starter?

    it was probably very clearly printed on the menu but when you do a prixer fixer you just choose chicken beef fish or vegetarian basically, and you’re not necessarily auditing the whole thing

    so my feel is that the server should’ve pointed that out

    we also got some kind of ceviche only to get more with the lunch

    which is fine and yes mostly my fault but they still ended up serving a silly meal, which i would assume they don’t feel very good about themselves when they do that

    and I hate that for them

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  292. @227 DCSCA

    Funny, the 9th circuit said if Trump was a HS gym teacher instead of CIC his executive order would have passed muster.

    Pinandpuller (7605ce)

  293. I’m going for a chocolate malt. Want one…..”

    Had a Cookies & Cream malted last night on the deck……good stuff made better by the power of malt.

    harkin (28a3f0)

  294. Malt over a frappe any day.
    Fresh scallops in my lime marinade for dinner.

    mg (31009b)

  295. Love scallops but not good at cooking them – what’s a good method?

    harkin (28a3f0)

  296. the bagged scallops all come from the chinesers i think

    not sure about the seafood counter ones

    i only get them when i go out

    my favorite were the usual pan seared kind served over a celeriac puree, but sable dropped them from the new menu

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  297. is it just me or do you feel like we’re totally unsupervised here this weekend

    and that this has a lovely appeal what’s redolent of independence, freedom, liberty, and also creativity (the latter of which gets short shrift anymore i feel)

    it reminders me of protein wisdom, which is a dead blog what’s lying on the bottom of the blog ocean like that creepy lil dude from that befuddling spielberg/kubrick A.I. movie

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  298. Tonight is marinated for 20 minutes in the fridge. The lime juice will cook them.
    Grilled over 500-600 degrees until grill marks show on both sides. Put on a plate – squeeze some lemon – hit with sea salt or kosher salt. chow down. skewer with prosciutto and pineapple over high heat.

    mg (31009b)

  299. A chef used to sell sea food sausages in Barnstable. Bite size chunks of lobster, scallops, and shrimp with the proper amounts of garlic and several other herbs tucked in this thin casing. Slow smoked for 30-40 minutes set on a toasted bun and foody goodness takes over.

    mg (31009b)

  300. that sounds like something worth going on a quest for

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  301. “…….skewer with prosciutto”

    One of my favorite restaurant wraps them in bacon and covers w hollandaise – – – So good!

    is it just me or do you feel like we’re totally unsupervised here this weekend”

    In my living room you can talk about malteds and shellfish recipes till the cows come home.

    harkin (28a3f0)

  302. that’s so gatsby

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  303. I am blessed with the shellfish, fisheries, fisherman, oyster farmers and chefs around me.

    mg (31009b)

  304. You’re a generous guy, kishnevi. F that antisemite anyway. Had a trump critic bashed a commenter on the basis of his being Jewish I somehow doubt the troll patrol would let it go. Criticism justified. Imo

    Dustin (541b7d)

  305. F that antisemite anyway.

    this is not cordial

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  306. When the oil is hot, place the rabbit pieces in the pot and let brown, about 5 minutes on each side.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  307. so then Garth divorces his wife who stood by him for trashy fat-ass trisha, and starts acting like he’s the Beatles and nobody can get his stuff digitally for like 20 years

    then grampa brooks he decides he’s hot snot again and doesn’t understand why radio won’t play his treacly crap

    yeah maybe they’re just not that into you

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  308. Hip hop in Central African Republic brings hope in crisis…

    oh ffs abc fake news propaganda sluts, just stop

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  309. Yes, narciso, anyone not toeing the liberal horsestuff about there not being election fraud and any attempts at putting safeguards in place is “voter suppression” is divisive. BS.

    And while we’re at it, #NeverTrump pansies can go roger a rolling donut.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  310. I like country music. Both kinds, honky-tonk and bluegrass. Hat acts not so much.

    nk (dbc370)

  311. i loved florida georgia line so much then they came at me with a song they done up with…

    the backstreet boys?

    oh for ffs just stop

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  312. Bob Wills is still the King, nk.

    mg (31009b)

  313. I’ve tried to post this twice – still can’t figure why it goes into moderation.

    As if their sidewalks haven’t got enough already:

    “A pair of women attacked a 64-year-old man with pepper spray Thursday night near the Powell Street BART Station in San Francisco and stole a bag — which contained the victim’s laxatives, police said.” – SFGate

    harkin (536957)

  314. Love old country-western – this song is one of my favorites:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3hzYRVAkUs

    harkin (536957)

  315. Great song, harkin.

    mg (31009b)

  316. golfweek.com/2017/06/29/natalie-gulbis-reportedly-considering-run-for-u-s-congress

    narciso (d1f714)

  317. it’s good for the patriots, the supporters of President Trump, who want to help make America great again, to seek the high offices

    i hope we see much more of this

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  318. That IS a good one, harkin, but Hank ain’t got nothin’ on this guy… https://youtu.be/S1KgjtX0prk

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  319. The ever-execrable Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezenski are basking in the glory of mud of their own making; they think they are heroes of a kind because Trump tweeted something crass about them. Indeed he did. But it was well-deserved.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  320. animal hee haw

    mg (31009b)

  321. The Mexican special forces hold their graduation atop asada.

    Pinandpuller (c4baee)

  322. The democrats and their cohorts the no Trumpers of the constitution sure look funny walking and talking with President Trump shoved up their azz. It took a fighter from Queens to expose the clintons, obama, rinos, and the msfm. God Bless You President Trump and keep on tweeting about all these dicks. You don’t need a lawyer to get the job done. Lawyers are great at mucking things up.

    mg (31009b)

  323. Cause – NYTimes fires its public editor and half it’s copy editors, tells staff they will also rely on self-editing and readers to fact-check.

    Effect – Sub-headline yesterday: “Dozens of people were wounded by gunfire at a nightclub early Saturday morning in downtown Arkansas”

    harkin (536957)

  324. have you ever encountered a black lives matter activist what wasn’t an obese smelly slightly-bored looking tranny

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  325. Pelosi shows what true leadership looks like:

    https://youtu.be/T_5fNSmpfPE

    harkin (28a3f0)

  326. hf

    a salute to your getting out of CA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLAuzVb-C_o

    steveg (e8c34d)

  327. Earth to media… when you have Frum, Raddatz, Rich and others on your side, you are LOSING!!!!!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  328. love that i tried to find the cd in amazon turdlord jeffy bezos’s music service but of course they don’t have it

    amazon music just doesn’t try very hard

    but for now it’s bookmarked

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  329. ok i went ahead and rippered it off the youtube that probably makes more sense anyways

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  330. oh my goodness, cnn propaganda sluts

    just stay down

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  331. Jeff Bezos can’t help it if the album is OOP! But the song is on a bunch of compilations

    Put these ASIN numbers into Patterico’s Amazon widget

    B00006IK1M

    B00T8V44VS

    Seem the best two of them.

    For some reason I always thought Mr. Bojangles was a Jim Croce number. Learn something new every day.

    kishnevi (d764f4)

  332. a salute to your getting out of CA

    He moved to Chicago. That’s kind of like from the frying pan into the fire.

    kishnevi (d764f4)

  333. it’s getting that way it really is Mr. kishnevi

    oh it’s for reals oop?

    i been having trouble with a lot of the remastered older songs i get from amazon though – i put them in a playlist and when they come up you can hardly hear them cause they don’t have the right volume level

    so it becomes a dreary exercise a lot of times

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  334. That’s why I have 5000 CDs and very little on digital media.

    kishnevi (d764f4)

  335. oh gosh that is so many

    my dream is one day i just store all my musics and everything in my robot dog Mr. boodles and travel america with just a rucksack and an amex card

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  336. or maybe australia

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  337. He picks up a meme and he throws it back down
    As he wades through his buildings toward the center of town…

    Oh no, they say he’s got to go go go Donzilla!

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  338. an alleged East German spy named Ellen Rometsch.

    Oh, that’s another woman. I was thinking about Inga Avard (JFK called her “Inga Binga”) I’ll have to look it up. I don’t think any of that material made the newspapers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Rometsch

    Ellen Rometsch (born 1936 in Kleinitz, Germany) was rumored to be an East German Communist spy who was assigned on diplomatic cover to the West German embassy in Washington, D.C. during the early 1960s. She had fled East Germany with her parents in 1955. She married German air force sergeant Rolf Rometsch, who was stationed at the West German embassy.[1] She is also widely thought in some Washington journalism circles to have been one of President John F. Kennedy’s girlfriends during the height of the Cold War. However, the FBI never turned up “any solid evidence” that Rometsch was a spy or that she had relations with President Kennedy.[2]

    Rometsch was expelled from the U.S. in August 1963 “because of her behavior in Washington”, behavior which threatened to have scandalous overtones reminiscent of the Profumo Affair in England.[3] Rometsch had worked as a hostess at the Quorum Club located in the Carroll Arms Hotel adjacent a Senate office building. It was a place for lawmakers and other influential men to meet for food, drink, and ladies. She disclosed details of the hostess service, which provided members of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives with access to prostitutes.[citation needed]

    The scandal involving Rometsch was brought to public attention through a report by Clark R. Mollenhoff in the October 26, 1964 issue of the Des Moines Register.[4][page needed] Mollenhoff said her circle included “some high White House figures” and that she led a life that “could not be financed on the pay of a non commissioned West German soldier.”[5]

    Rometsch was an alleged call girl, which she denied, and was suspected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as working as an East German spy.[6] Although FBI director J. Edgar Hoover met privately with Senators’ Mike Mansfield and Everett Dirksen telling them there was “no evidence” that Rometsch was a spy, he then proceeded to tell them details about the senators who had been “entertained” by Quorum Club girls.[7] Robert Kennedy desired to squelch any press reports of his brother’s alleged involvement with Rometsch, which led him to seek Hoover’s help in discouraging any mention of the Rometsch “allegations” in the Senate investigation of Bobby Baker, who held the post of Senate Secretary for the Majority until he resigned in October, 1963.[8][9] According to biographer Evan Thomas, Robert Kennedy had Rometsch deported to cover-up an alleged extramarital affair John Kennedy had with her.[6] Rometsch denied the sexual and spying allegations.[6]

    So, she might have been a call girl, although more likely a madam, with very little reason too auppose she would have worked for East Germany, and if she had affairs, it’s unlikely she had one with JFK. RFK might have intervened to get her expelled.

    Donald Ritchie of the Senate Historical Office interviewed Bobby Baker in 2009 and 2010, when he was past 80, resulting in a 230=page manuscript (not posted online) excerpts f which were published by Politico in 2013 some more of which was quoted in the Daily Mail. He claimed to know she had had an affair with JFK – and also with Gerald Ford in 1964 while he was on the Warren Commission (but wasn’t she gone from the United States by that time, according to Wikipedia? Baker claimed (circa 2010) that J. Edgar Hoover had this tape where Jerry Ford with Ellen Rometsch and Hoover used that to gte information. I don’t think Ford is supsected of anything like this at all.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2511225/Kennedy-Ford-affairs-East-German-spy-loved-oral-sex.html

    The Quorum Club, where she was a hostess was (or is assumed to have been) organized by Baker.

    There are lots of stories. It’s probably difficult to piece together what is true and what is not true.

    After the fall of Communism, her name was never found in the Stasi files (maybe not an absolute proof of innocence) and the basis for the accusation was that the KGB and its satellite agencies were known to use “honey traps” and that, before her escape from East Germany, she had been a member of a Communist youth group.

    Sammy Finkelman (03c829)

  339. #362
    Kishnevi

    The salute was to hf leaving CA without getting killed or caught… his final destination tells me he’ll need to execute another escape before those tax addicts try to enact an exit tax.

    In which case the lyrics change to: If I can just get off this Chicago freeway without getting killed or caught.

    One of my favorites was sung by Travis Tritt (not a favorite usually) in a nod of the hat to Charlie Daniels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWVtmbu7FWw

    If I’m not hurting anybody just leave me the f alone

    steveg (e8c34d)


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