Patterico's Pontifications

3/13/2018

REXIT

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:11 am

Thanks to Caleb Howe for the headline.

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]

135 Responses to “REXIT”

  1. The T Rex is extinct.

    Patterico (8bf811)

  2. Tillerboobs was a spectacular failure, but i think back on how lil Marco was convinced he was a Russian Bot and threatened to kibosh the confirmation

    lil Marco’s a very weird little man

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  3. Trump got his marching orders from Putin when Tillerson straight out condemned Russia for the nerve gas attack in England. I’d bank on it.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. I never understood why a stand-up guy like Tillerson would want to work for an orange-skinned pansy, anyway. Alphas don’t take orders well from Betas.

    nk (dbc370)

  5. No it’s about firming up a war cabinet, in the event we need to tangle with the Kim dauphin

    narciso (d1f714)

  6. why would anybody want to work for any failmerican president?

    especially when a dirty FBI slutboy like Robert Mueller can capriciously ass-jack you whimsically and without cause

    Tillerboobs probably genuinely wanted to serve his country; he just wasn’t a trustworthy person

    and right now, largely because of slutboy Mueller and the rest of the corrupt FBI/CIA/DOJ, trustworthiness is at a premium in Washington

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  7. And gina haspel ran the facility where abu zubeydah was a guest at, if you remember the library tower matter.

    narciso (d1f714)

  8. “Can you imagine the cable ratings today?” – Ohio Governor John Kasich(R), MSNBC, 9:45 AM EDT

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  9. Treacherous dogs.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  10. #9, I guess even gay coastal parts of California love the pit bull.

    urbanleftbehind (ddcc04)

  11. As Secretary of State the teacherous dog Tillerson proved easy to manipulate by media.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  12. You know that when happyfeet insults any member of this Administration, they already have been fired. No need to check the news. And you could well know they have been let go before the exiting official finds out.

    For a guy who is famous for saying “you’re fired”, he doesn’t have the courage to dismiss appointees face to face.

    noel (b4d580)

  13. He had significant differences of opinion, like haig had with Reagan, Powell had with w,

    narciso (d1f714)

  14. @13. Like Nancy had w/Regan…

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  15. He needs to find someone who trusts Russia, thinks Obama was born in Kenya and that Trump won the popular vote. “Great” “minds think alike.

    noel (b4d580)

  16. The nation owes Rex Tillerson its sincere gratitude for his leadership as SecState. He’s an honest and dedicated American busnessman who interrupted his career to answer the call to government service. May he live long and continue and prosper.

    ropelight (29af38)

  17. Not to be confused with Secretary Kerry, in bed with the Iranians.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  18. @16. Kudos to Rex for rising to run Exxon-Mobil, a virtual nation-state in itself. But calling your boss a ‘fu-king moron’ wasn’t exactly a display of skilled diplomacy for the nation’s top diplomat even if it was and remains true. He’s been a living ad for the ‘Walking Dead’ since that moment.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  19. A certain geographic slice of the Patterico commentariat is thus far absent and perhaps apoplectic about this development.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  20. Job opening for a skilled individual with the ability to think on his feet.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  21. With Republicans like noel, who needs leftwing weenies?

    Colonel Haiku (f0e797)

  22. Tillerson may have proved to be a poor fit over time. But go ahead, make it a bigger deal.

    Colonel Haiku (f0e797)

  23. A signed of a failed president, unlike the prior who made stellar choices in Rodham and Kerry and stuck with ‘em.

    random viking (08a7af)

  24. And I thought Jackson Browne was Johnny One-Note…

    Colonel Haiku (f0e797)

  25. Same old schiff, different day.

    Colonel Haiku (f0e797)

  26. 24, I thought that was James Taylor.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  27. At least he didn’t shoot him on Fifth Avenue.

    nk (dbc370)

  28. @19: The apoplexy seems to emanate from the section of the commentariat shocked that government workers can actually get fired just like everyone else. This president has such gall.

    random viking (6a54c2)

  29. it’s all about self-discipline

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  30. Does he still get his pension? The public workers on this site are in a frenzy to know.

    random viking (6a54c2)

  31. Damn, I missed it. I was busy watching Hillary fall down the steps in India in a stupor. What a class act that one is. Team her up with Nazi Pelozi and Maxine “The Brain” Waters and you have a Shakespearian witch scene.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  32. 26… James Taylor doesn’t beat on women…

    Colonel Haiku (f0e797)

  33. I read that Trump claimed he and Tillerson had been discussing his departure for months, yet Tillerson’s spokesman said Tillerson didn’t know the reason he was fired.

    I’m positive Michael Wolff knows what really went down. In a broad, general, pull-it-out-of-his-a$$ way.

    Lenny (5ea732)

  34. I think Trump did it just to upset noel.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  35. my guess is tillerboobs had a princess snit about north korea and everyone was like who does this jack-off think he is anyway so they unceremoniously fired his loser ass

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  36. I can’t navigate steps without a handrail either, which is why I avoid going to India.

    nk (dbc370)

  37. zerohedge says it was cause of Iran

    that’s good news for america then

    and also for Israel too

    yay!

    anti-jew mullah sympathizers like Tillerboobs have no business in government that’s for sure

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  38. Trump wanted a Harvard Law graduate who had spent the last 20 years in DC.

    nk (dbc370)

  39. Strike that. I’ll stick with Tillerson pissing off Putin.

    nk (dbc370)

  40. Mr. Pompeo has worked very hard to transcend his squalid harvardtrash/us military background and make something of himself.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  41. Trump wanted a Harvard Law graduate who had spent the last 20 years in DC.

    Well then, the host should be ecstatic.

    random viking (6a54c2)

  42. I noticed Trump made Gina Haspel the new CIA chief. First woman. Look at all the fanfare from the women’s advocates on the left. Is a parade to follow?

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  43. Pompeo, native OCer, is a smart Dana Rohrabacher.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  44. this seems like important context

    Israeli national security officials sat around the same table on Tuesday morning with their counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, discussing a dire humanitarian situation unfolding in the Gaza Strip.

    The summit on Gaza, called by Jared Kushner, the US president’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, as well as Jason Greenblatt, his special representative for international negotiations, marks an unprecedented moment for Israeli diplomacy, as their dialogue with officials from Arab states is publicly recognized for the first time.

    as Israel works hard to refashion a new approach in the middle east there’s no place for a dirty anti-semite like Tillerboobs

    he had a LOT of time to get his head around this and he failed

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  45. Mike Pompeo has already been hired. Experienced dog but still we need to set the agenda so…

    8 essential steps to bringing a new dog into the home

    https://www.cesarsway.com/cesar-millan/cesars-blog/8-essential-steps

    1. Remain calm
    When you pick the dog up, everyone must remain calm. It can be tempting to greet the new cabinet member with excitement, but this is not the time to do it. Accept the dog into your space, but do not give more than a minimum of attention or affection yet. And remember: This step must remain in effect through the entire process.

    2. Take a long walk
    When you get home, keep your dog on the leash, because you’re now going to go on a long walk through his new neighborhood.

    3. Introduce your home
    After the walk, keep your dog on the leash for a proper introduction to the new pack den. Bring the dog to the front door, but do not let him enter first. If you can, get him to sit or lie down as you open the door. Then, you enter first, not allowing him to follow until you invite him in.

    4. Take the tour
    Once inside, keep your dog on the leash and lead him from room to room. Do not let him sniff or wander around. Use the leash to keep him at your side. Spend a few minutes in each room before moving on to the next, and make sure each time you go first into the next room. Every door is an opportunity to establish your leadership, you go first, the dog waits your invitation to enter or exit. Be consistent!

    5. No touch, no talk, no eye contact
    During the tour, don’t speak and use only body language or simple sounds, like “Tsch!” or a finger snap, to communicate or correct. Your dog is overwhelmed right now, so the less stimulation, the better.

    6. The feeding area
    Once you’ve completed the tour, bring the dog to the place where the food and water will be and offer a reward with some water and a few bits of food, but not a whole bowl yet; your dog is still on his leash, remember?

    7. The dog’s bedroom
    Likewise, if you have a special place you’d like the dog to stay when he needs to be out of the way of household activities, take him there. This is where you can finally let him off-leash.

    8. Exude calm-assertive energy
    Once you’ve completed the above process, establish yourself as the Pack Leader by going through the rest of your day exuding calm-assertive energy. Everyone in the household should ignore the dog. You can acknowledge the dog if he joins you, of course, but don’t go overboard with affection yet. Just as you’re still getting used to him in the house, he’s getting used to being in his new house. You’ve gone a long way already toward teaching him that this is your territory and you make the rules. Now, he’s going to observe so he can figure out what the rules are, and who’s who in his new pack.

    If you’ve gone through these eight steps, you will have claimed your territory, allowed your dog into it, and established who the Pack Leaders are.

    Stay calm and assertive!

    papertiger (c8116c)

  46. Thank you, papertiger. Now we know why the Trumps never had a dog.

    nk (dbc370)

  47. hey don’t sell Ivanka short like that

    happyfeet (28a91b)


  48. 46.Thank you, papertiger. Now we know why the Trumps never had a dog.

    He doesn’t need a dog when he has leftists to soil up the neighborhood.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  49. James Taylor barely beat heroin amirite?

    Pinandpuller (60b896)

  50. Packing for an out of town trip for the Trump administration should include 10k in cash, a couple of burner phones and some airline vodka bottles.

    Pinandpuller (60b896)

  51. @36 nk

    Sincere question. Why not hire a litter a la Cersi Lannister?

    Pinandpuller (60b896)

  52. that’s not enough vodka

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  53. India on 50,000 Haitian Gourde a day the new smash hit from Hillary Clinton.

    Pinandpuller (60b896)

  54. Sincere question. Why not hire a litter a la Cersi Lannister?

    And have them walk beside me like a mobile handrail? Great idea! Thanks, Pinandpuller!

    nk (dbc370)

  55. 49… yeah, ubrite

    Colonel Haiku (f0e797)

  56. And snowden removes all doubt again, whether he is aputin tool

    narciso (d1f714)

  57. I knew Tillerson was a goner. The day that the “fake news” reported the story about Tillerson calling Trump a “f**king moron”. I would have fired him too. Now the question is, what would the President have done had the Secretary’s opinion of him been untrue?

    noel (b4d580)


  58. The day that the “fake news” reported the story about Tillerson calling Trump a “f**king moron”.


    Do you know he said that as a fact? On tape? Two or more people present? Or are you listening to CNN because you wallow in anti Trump hate?

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  59. And you know it is not true how exactly? You seem to see lies in everything CNN says but cannot recognize the provable lies that Trump promotes. Why is that?

    noel (b4d580)

  60. And you know it is not true how exactly? You seem to see lies in everything CNN says

    For one thing if it were true, not only would CNN have named the source, they would have given their home address, telephone number, place of work, addresses of extended family members… excetera … excetera… excetera.

    They’re scum.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  61. And when Trump declared Obama was not born in America, you demanded proof, right? You stopped believing a word he says? Don’t be pointing fingers at anyone until you start challenging Republican lies. ALL LIES MATTER.

    noel (b4d580)

  62. Did Rex Tillerson deny the moron quote? That would have been pretty simple, don’t you think?

    noel (b4d580)

  63. Don’t get huffy, noel. You’ll blow a seal… 🌊

    Colonel Haiku (f0e797)

  64. papertiger says, “For one thing if it were true, not only would CNN have named the source, they would have given their home address, telephone number, place of work, addresses of extended family members… excetera … excetera… excetera”

    And you cannot think of a single reason a source might not want to be identified? I guess I did not see you put your name, address and phone number on this blog Mr. “papertiger”.

    noel (b4d580)

  65. uh huh.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  66. papertiger (c8116c) — 3/13/2018 @ 6:49 am

    That is exactly the same look I have on my face when my Porterhouse arrives at my table.

    felipe (023cc9)

  67. @65

    I refuse to believe that anyone could believe that’s real.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  68. I think Trump did it just to upset noel.
    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402) — 3/13/2018 @ 8:19 am

    Lol.

    felipe (023cc9)

  69. Noel is “upset” and “huffy”? No way. He is a lovable little fuzz-ball.

    noel (b4d580)


  70. And you cannot think of a single reason a source might not want to be identified? I guess I did not see you put your name, address and phone number on this blog Mr. “papertiger”.
    noel (b4d580) — 3/13/2018 @ 11:27 am


    You do realize CNN is supposed to be a “News Source” not a blog? They have an obligation to reveal the source or state that it is not “news” just rumor because, noel, gullible folks like you fall for their blarney every time. BTW, we don’t use our real names here because we don’t want to be doxed by leftists.

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  71. BTW, we don’t use our real names here because we don’t want to be doxed by leftists.
    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402) — 3/13/2018 @ 12:06 pm

    Amen.

    Stashiu3 (466cdf)

  72. OK Rev.Hoagie. You have got to know that some of the greatest news stories ever broken were revealed by unidentified sources. Let’s not be so disingenuous.

    noel (b4d580)

  73. Also some of the biggest lies.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  74. That ain’t the Big Zero, papertiger. The ears aren’t juggy enough.

    Colonel Haiku (f0e797)

  75. Let’s not be so disingenuous.

    noel (b4d580) — 3/13/2018 @ 12:12 pM

    Another one for the “Kettle? This is Pot, you’re black” file…

    Colonel Haiku (f0e797)

  76. You have got to know that some of the greatest news stories ever broken were revealed by unidentified sources. Let’s not be so disingenuous.
    noel (b4d580) — 3/13/2018 @ 12:12 pm

    Would you classify this as one of the greatest news stories ever broken? Also, besides Watergate, name three… just off the top of your head. If you Google (or other search engine), you lose. No, we won’t be able to prove it, but you’ll know.

    Stashiu3 (466cdf)

  77. Lessee..

    Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor? Nope. Attributed.
    Man Walks on Moon. No, again this wasn’t anonymous.
    9/11? It depends if you’re a Truther.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  78. Years and ears rhyme.

    Are you reelin’ in the ears
    Stowin’ away the time
    Are you gatherin’ up the ears
    Have you had enough of mine

    papertiger (c8116c)

  79. President Slain in Dallas?
    Challenger Explodes?
    Jetliner lands in Hudson, all survive?
    Pentagon Papers? Yes, OK, there’s one. Is it as big a news item as the others? Really.

    Kevin M (752a26)

  80. Remind Billy Joel to make an updated We Didnt Start the Fire.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  81. No whistleblowers or unidentified sources? No adversarial press. Sounds like Russia.

    Oh. I think I get it now.

    noel (b4d580)

  82. Oh gee. Stories that happened on live TV did not require unidentified sources? Really? I would never have guessed.

    Corruption and bribery. Abuse of power. Harassment. Treason. On and on. Unidentified sources are frequently required to expose them. But heck, who cares as long as Trump gives us a conservative Supreme Court.

    noel (b4d580)

  83. Noel – You’ll just have to wait until I piss off CNN to get my phone number.

    May you live so long.

    papertiger (c8116c)

  84. No whistleblowers or unidentified sources? No adversarial press. Sounds like Russia.

    Oh. I think I get it now.

    noel (b4d580) — 3/13/2018 @ 12:49 pm

    Sounds like the Obama Administration.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  85. I think the sources might want to be anonymous to escape prosecution

    There I was completely wasting, out of work and down
    All inside it’s so frustrating as I drift from town to town
    Feel as though nobody cares if I live or die
    So I might as well begin to put some action in my life

    Breaking the law, breaking the law
    Breaking the law, breaking the law
    Breaking the law, breaking the law
    Breaking the law, breaking the law

    Breaking the Law

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  86. I agree. The press should have been more challenging of the Obama Administration. We have had a mostly liberal-leaning press for many decades. Nothing new there. What is new is that the Republican Party and the President seem to think that accusing them of lying even when they are not is OK. It is not. And it’s dangerous.

    noel (b4d580)

  87. And have them walk beside me like a mobile handrail? Great idea! Thanks, Pinandpuller!

    nk (dbc370) — 3/13/2018 @ 9:56 am

    I want you in a remake of Ironsides but instead of a wheelchair you get a Wal Mart electric buggy.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  88. I don’t want your backstory to be dramatic and tragic, mr nk. Maybe just degenerative knee cartilage.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  89. Hillary suffers from Crone’s Disease.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  90. What is new is that the Republican Party and the President seem to think that accusing them of lying even when they are not is OK. It is not. And it’s dangerous.

    noel (b4d580) — 3/13/2018 @ 1:26 pm

    And vice versa?

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  91. That’s right, pinandpuller. All lies matter.

    noel (b4d580)

  92. @92 noel

    See, there you go. Your sense of humor is starting to harmonize a bit better. Your POV is less important if the joke lands.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  93. 2. happyfeet (28a91b) — 3/13/2018 @ 6:23 am

    2. but i think back on how lil Marco was convinced he was a Russian Bot and threatened to kibosh the confirmation

    lil Marco’s a very weird little man

    That was based on Rex Tillerson, while running Exxon, having, sfter a while, seen the “wisdom” of praising Putin. It didn’t reflect how he really thought. Putin may have been happy and perhaps Rubio got wind of that..

    Today Rush Limbaugh said

    https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/03/13/trumps-hitting-his-stride-fires-tillerson/

    Didn’t the media tell us that Trump picked Tillerson to be secretary of state as a payback to Russia for Russia helping Trump win the White House? You can look it up. My memory does not fail me. You remember all of those stories about how friendly Tillerson was with Putin?

    And we were told, “Well, you know, he’s the CEO of ExxonMobil, and Exxon has business interests all over the world because they’re pumping oil and causing climate change all over the world! So Tillerson has an intimate relationship with all these nations, presidents, strongmen, dictators, whatever. He has to because he does business in all these countries, and he’s got a really, really good reputation with Putin and a good relationship with Putin.” He was essentially very, very friendly with Putin, and we were told this is why he was chosen because Putin helped Trump win by screwing Hillary… [digresses into Hillary almost falling aagin now, In India]

    …. But, at any rate, we were told that since Putin helped Trump, that Trump picked Tillerson as payback.

    Remember, Putin even gave Tillerson the Russian Order of Friendship. The Washington Post reported that in December of 2016. “Tillerson won the award after signing deals with the state-owned Russian oil company whose chief is seen as Putin’s loyal lieutenant,” and it’s interesting to note that since Tillerson became secretary of state, he has indeed taken positions that are sympathetic with Russia. He sided with Russia and Obama on the Iran nuke deal when Trump thinks it’s horrible and needs to be ripped up — and that was a major sore spot for Trump.

    That and Tillerson is apparently a genuine believer in climate change, and that is something, a point of friction between him and Trump. I thought Tillerson’s climate change position was simply a CEO saying what he had to say to keep half of the Exxon customer base mollified. But it turns out that Tillerson actually may be a true believer in it. Whether he is or isn’t, the point is Trump isn’t, and it was another friction point. So Tillerson being fired is a slap in the face of Russia, if we’re going to take the media stories in December 2016 seriously, that Tillerson was chosen as a payback to Putin for Putin helping Trump getting elected.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  94. Rush Limbaugh continued:

    I’ll tell you what I think is happening here. Trump’s now to his second year. This is his 14th or 15th month…

    …But I think if you look at this simply as Trump finally getting people in place… You have to understand something, folks. In Washington, there aren’t too many people happy Trump is there. In Washington, it would be not difficult at all to choose somebody to be in your cabinet who doesn’t like you. What percentage of the Washington establishment or people that work in government at any level with any degree of experience in anything — how many of them — like Trump? His universe of people is pretty small.

    And I think he’s realized this.,,,,

    …A lot of Trump’s staffing decisions during the transition in the early days after the inauguration really puzzled me.

    You ever done this? I have. Pretend that you’re running for president, pretend that you win, but nothing else about your life changes. Just one day, you’re out there doing what you do, and one day you decide to run — and you win. Now you have to pick a secretary of state. Now you have to pick a secretary of commerce and on down the line. You’ve gotta pick somebody to lead your Council of Economic Advisors. You have to pick somebody to go over to Commerce. You have to pick somebody at the Food and Drug Administration and the EPA and all this.

    How many of you know anybody who is expert in any of those areas? So since you don’t, and since most of us wouldn’t, where would you go? Who would you rely on for advice? Who would you go to find people to staff your cabinet? If you’ve never been in politics, and all of a sudden you run for the top gig in the country and you get it…? I ask myself this all the time because I try to find out… You know, George H. W. Bush is the first president… Well, maybe Reagan. But George H. W. Bush is the first person I actually tried to figure this out.

    I looked his cabinet. Like Bob Mosbacher was secretary of commerce, and he was great, and he was also a very tight buddy of George H. W. Bush. They’re both in Texas, both in Houston. Mosbacher was a perfect fit. Now, Bush had been in government all his life, so he had the pick of the litter. He knew everybody. James Baker actually was a Bush man before he was a Reagan man, and some people said he never became a Reagan man, that he was always a Bush man, meaning he was never his conservative as Reagan was.

    But that’s the position Trump was in. I don’t know if Trump knew Tillerson before he ran for president. Maybe he had met him.

    He didn’t know him.

    I don’t know if he knew Mike Pompeo. I just don’t know. But to know people well enough to put them in these positions… Nikki Haley at the United Nations, the ambassador. So at some point you do have to rely on people that you trust to make recommendations to you to put people in your cabinet. When that starts happening, that’s when it can all go wrong. What if you’re asking people who don’t want you to succeed?

    What if the suggestions you’re getting are not the best fit for you? Say you’re relying on… Pick. I don’t care who it is. You’re relying on somebody to advise you on picking a secretary of state, and what if that person really thinks you have no business being president so you need somebody in there that’s gonna actually run foreign policy for you since you’re such a dodo bird. What if Trump was relying on somebody to give him advice?

    It was former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and former Secretary of Stgate Condoleeza Rice whi suggested Rex Tillerson.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  95. More:

    Not just secretary of state, but any other position?

    My point is that now that Trump’s got a year under his belt and has gotten to know people and has seen them in action and now has an on-the-ground feel for his agenda and how this place work… Now I think he is making moves to staff his administration with people who are on the same page as he is, people he trusts, people that he knows agree with him on what he wants to get done. He said he made the decision to fire Tillerson by himself. He didn’t talk to anybody about it. He didn’t get any suggestions. He didn’t even tell Tillerson.

    The decision was supposedly made on Friday. He said that he and Tillerson been talking about this for a long time. “A State Department official says Trump never explained to Tillerson the reason why he was fired. He said, ‘I don’t think it needs a reason.’” Now, you can say, “It’s not cool. If you fire somebody, you bring ’em in and you tell ’em face-to-face, or you call ’em on the phone, but you don’t announce it in a tweet.” Well, Trump announced it in a tweet.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  96. 7. narciso (d1f714) — 3/13/2018 @ 6:41 am

    7.And gina haspel ran the facility where abu zubeydah was a guest at, if you remember the library tower matter

    ZToday it somehow broke into the news that Abu Zubeydah lost an eye.

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)

  97. Do you know he said that as a fact? On tape? Two or more people present? Or are you listening to CNN because you wallow in anti Trump hate?

    If he hadn’t, he would have denied it. He said it.

    I could do without the insults. This is pretty basic human nature. There is no need to accuse me of “wallowing” in anti-Trump hate simply because I can see how humans interact.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  98. Yes he lost the eye in firefight, nothing to do with interogation

    narciso (d1f714)

  99. I could do without the insults.

    Rex Tillerboobs likes insulting people behind their back

    like a coward.

    This is who he is.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  100. No, he lost his eye in custody.

    What I learned, today, is that Dubya was personally involved in his “interrogation”, ordering the cessation of painkillers for his wounds; and that the tortures are probably the reason Ashcroft quit.

    nk (dbc370)

  101. Gina stabbed his eye out cause she got bored with that zappy zappy thing

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  102. Disgusting, sadistic freaks.

    nk (dbc370)

  103. The senate.intelligence committee report, snorfle,

    narciso (d1f714)

  104. Mr. Patterico, in comment 98 you accused me of insulting you. I was insulting noel as demonstrated below.


    57.I knew Tillerson was a goner. The day that the “fake news” reported the story about Tillerson calling Trump a “f**king moron”. I would have fired him too. Now the question is, what would the President have done had the Secretary’s opinion of him been untrue?
    noel (b4d580) — 3/13/2018 @ 10:21 am

    58.The day that the “fake news” reported the story about Tillerson calling Trump a “f**king moron”.

    Do you know he said that as a fact? On tape? Two or more people present? Or are you listening to CNN because you wallow in anti Trump hate?
    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402) — 3/13/2018 @ 10:53 am

    Rev.Hoagie (1b0402)

  105. here’s a comment what’s very of the moment made just now

    864 Lamb +755 with 11 precincts left to report. Allegheny and Greene completely in. Westmoreland at 99%.

    Again, if the NYT website is to be believed, the holdup appears to be in Peters Township in Washington County. Only 5 of the town’s 11 precincts are in, and of those 5 it was roughly +800 for Saccone

    Another hole is Srabane – which could net another 80-100 for Saccone

    Then it’s a matter of where the other 4 precincts are that have yet to report. If they’re in Westmoreland then that probably means Saccone wins by < 500-votes.

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  106. , ordering the cessation of painkillers for his wounds; and that the tortures are probably the reason Ashcroft quit.

    nk (dbc370) — 3/13/2018 @ 6:56 pm

    He’s not a doctor! Jeff Sessions would have no problem with that order though.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  107. well here’s a particularly stupid hot take from a McClatchy fake news propaganda slut

    Nikki Haley’s star could be eclipsed by Pompeo as Secretary of State

    yes yes it’s a zero sum game don’t you know

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  108. No, he lost his eye in custody.

    nk (dbc370) — 3/13/2018 @ 6:56 pm

    50/50 distilled water and apple cider vinegar with the mother is good for that.

    So he didn’t even get visitation?

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  109. i don’t get the mother thing i get either the store brand or heinz brand

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  110. Hillary suffers from Crone’s Disease.

    I would probably find that funnier if I didn’t have Crohn’s Disease.

    Kishnevi (1b8c69)

  111. Meanwhile from ABC News live blog

    About 6,000 absentee ballots have been returned in PA-18 and none have been counted so far. Allegheny and Westmoreland counties expect to count them later tonight in their final report, but Greene and Washington counties say they will not count them until tomorrow.

    Apparently Allegheny is the most asinine and Westmoreland the most elephantine, so the final result may depend on the final totals from Greene and Washington.

    Kishnevi (1b8c69)

  112. Amazing mr nk, there’s a line even the corrupt sleazy FBI won’t cross.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  113. Heh! I thought we only did that in Chicago. “How many we short? 134? I’ll give you 234 to be safe.”

    nk (dbc370)

  114. Off the wall theory
    Trump didn’t fire Tillerson because of anything connected to Russia. But he did it now because firing Rex T stomps all over the steamy Stormy story.

    Kishnevi (1b8c69)

  115. If you need to beat a prostitute or a hotel bill the Secret Service is your man. If you need to snipe a mom holding a baby or burn kids to death the FBI is at your service. If you want to drown puppies we can ship them to the CIA via UPS or FedEx. President W might even fly the plane.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  116. Did they build a new CIA fulfillment hub in Mena yet?

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  117. Stormy, you in danger girl!

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  118. I would probably find that funnier if I didn’t have Crohn’s Disease.

    Kishnevi (1b8c69) — 3/13/2018 @ 8:02 pm

    I just found out my stepson as well. I’m actually sorrier than Joy Behar if that makes you feel better.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  119. thank you Mr. Kishnevi i was wondering about that

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  120. i make herpes jokes all the time and statistically speaking you guys are pretty much riddled with it

    and you know what that’s ok

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  121. P&P, if they tell your stepson about biologics, don’t run away, but ask lots of questions. I manage it with a very strict food regimen and an expensive maintenance drug (retail about $1500 a month). If I seem to have a liking for “socialized medicine” it’s because I have a vested interest.

    Kishnevi (1b8c69)

  122. 118, CIA can just use United Dulles Hub for that

    urbanleftbehind (ddcc04)

  123. 110, that and anger over a Net Nooch reversal might mess up Donnie’s East Indian strategy.

    urbanleftbehind (ddcc04)

  124. Nature can be cruel.

    Many studies have shown that people who smoke are more likely to develop Crohn’s Disease, and research suggests that smoking increases the severity of the disease. In contrast, smoking appears to decrease the severity of Ulcerative Colitis, although it still carries many other health risks.

    nk (dbc370)

  125. R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

    Free at last, professor…

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  126. I’ve heard Mitch rapps boss comparison (I’ll pretend the dim didn’t happen)

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/13/gina-haspel-named-1st-female-cia-director-5-things-to-know-about-career-spymaster.amp.html

    narciso (d1f714)

  127. P&P, if they tell your stepson about biologics, don’t run away, but ask lots of questions. I manage it with a very strict food regimen and an expensive maintenance drug (retail about $1500 a month). If I seem to have a liking for “socialized medicine” it’s because I have a vested interest.

    Kishnevi (1b8c69) — 3/13/2018 @ 8:40 pm

    He’s actually got a guy now. Maybe an MD or a PHD, with probiotics and such and he has seen a marked turnaround. Actually he was a closet smoker, mr nk, and he lives in Colorado, IYKWIM. That’s where my wife was a few weeks ago now. He was really fighting depression as much as anything else. He just need to gain some weight back before he ends up on a Lifetime Movie.

    I was wondering just now if certain populations would complain because all these horrible diseases are named after white people and we need more diversity. If you have moderate to severe Tyrone’s Disease see your doctor.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  128. He could actually speak at his own funeral mr DCSCA.

    Pinandpuller (16b0b5)

  129. Mr. Patterico, in comment 98 you accused me of insulting you. I was insulting noel as demonstrated below.

    OK, thanks for clarifying. I misread it because I cited that quote in my other post of the morning and assumed you were aiming your fire at me. FWIW I am fully confident Tillerson said it for the stated reasons.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  130. It had nothing to do with the Iran deal, the compact with Castro or climate change what a relief.

    narciso (d1f714)

  131. Free at last, professor…

    Sobering to think that he was stricken by that disease in the same year I was born, and was paralyzed for as long as I’ve been alive.

    He visited the department where I was working on my PhD back in the late ’80s, but I was away at our lab at the time, so I never got to meet him.

    Dave (445e97)


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