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« Reply #14340 on: January 12, 2018, 01:26:29 PM »
From the wsj
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Speaking to reporters in Chicago Friday, Mr. Durbin said: ďIn the course of his comments [Mr. Trump] said things that were hate-filled, vile and racist. I use those words advisedly. I cannot believe in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday.
Obviously didn't listen to the Jew stuff in the Nixon tapes.


Tricky Dick was a troubled, troubled man  :tocry

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« Reply #14341 on: January 12, 2018, 01:34:09 PM »
I for one am shocked that our racist president continues to say racist things.

I find it hilarious that the 'shithole' comment is the one that confirms he's a racist for most people. The dude built his empire on racial discrimination.

It only confirms it for a certain demographic of white person (and not all white people) who lives in a bubble. Let's be honest. lots of people who voted for him agree with the shithole stuff but just wouldn't publicly admit it.

Whether its the Wall, or banning people, or Obama stuff, its all been racist. For years and for decades before it. It's just when a person reaches being president we have to pretend that he isn't a racist, because admitting you knowingly voted for a racist makes you look evil.

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« Reply #14342 on: January 12, 2018, 01:40:29 PM »
At this point Trump can really get away with anything. The only way this will end is anti-climatic. He'll continue doing this stupid shit, pass very few legislation, and then not get re-elected.

The real danger here is if he opened the door for others just like him to come in.

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« Reply #14343 on: January 12, 2018, 01:43:16 PM »
:lol

You take that and throw in people believing the gorilla channel story and that's why you can't get any real behavior accountability for Trump. Too many people are full of shit. You do have to actually be deserving of the higher ground in order to use it, which people should have figured out when Trump won in spite of everything.

People believed the gorilla channel story for like an hour.

It was never an actual thing. The joke is how plausible it sounds.

But you're a fucking idiot, and I don't know why I'm replying to you.

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« Reply #14344 on: January 12, 2018, 01:44:46 PM »
So...what about the Fake News Awards? Are they still or nah?
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« Reply #14345 on: January 12, 2018, 01:50:06 PM »
In other news, Seth Rich has been putting in a ton of overtime from the grave recently:

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Pawn Storm[also known as Sednit, Fancy Bear, APT28, Sofacy, and STRONTIUM], the hacking group aligned to the Russian government that penetrated the Democratic National Committee, has mounted additional "brazen  attacks" over the past eight months, including persistent targeting of the U.S. Senate internal email system, according to a cybersecurity firm that has tracked their progress.

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Pawn Storm has been attacking political organizations in France, Germany, Montenegro, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United States since 2015. We saw attacks against political organizations again in the second half of 2017.

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We have seen several International Olympic Wintersport Federations, such as the European Ice Hockey Federation, the International Ski Federation, the International Biathlon Union, the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation and the International Luge Federation, among the groupís targets in the second half of 2017. This is noteworthy due to the timing correlation between several Russian Olympic players being banned for life in fall, 2017.


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Beginning in June 2017, phishing sites were set up mimicking the ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) of the U.S. Senate. By looking at the digital fingerprints of these phishing sites and comparing them with a large data set that spans almost five years, we can uniquely relate them to a couple of Pawn Storm incidents in 2016 and 2017.
http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/update-pawn-storm-new-targets-politically-motivated-campaigns/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Anti-MalwareBlog+%28Trendlabs+Security+Intelligence+Blog%29

https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/news/cyber-attacks/espionage-cyber-propaganda-two-years-of-pawn-storm

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« Reply #14346 on: January 12, 2018, 01:54:06 PM »
:lol

You take that and throw in people believing the gorilla channel story and that's why you can't get any real behavior accountability for Trump. Too many people are full of shit. You do have to actually be deserving of the higher ground in order to use it, which people should have figured out when Trump won in spite of everything.

People believed the gorilla channel story for like an hour.

It was never an actual thing. The joke is how plausible it sounds.

But you're a fucking idiot, and I don't know why I'm replying to you.

You all need to understand that this point of view is irrational. Start from the point of "I do not know this to be completely true."

Then find your way from there.

BTW, you reply to me because I have something to say and most here do not.

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« Reply #14347 on: January 12, 2018, 03:43:58 PM »
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« Reply #14348 on: January 12, 2018, 04:09:37 PM »
So...what about the Fake News Awards? Are they still or nah?

he never said anything about that
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« Reply #14350 on: January 12, 2018, 04:21:42 PM »
Whenever shit like this leaks, it's fun to guess whether the usual suspects will coalesce around denying it or defending it.

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« Reply #14353 on: January 12, 2018, 05:09:01 PM »
Etoilet: The Macklemore of The Bore
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« Reply #14355 on: January 12, 2018, 05:16:44 PM »

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« Reply #14356 on: January 12, 2018, 05:17:48 PM »
Say no way to Norway. :gun
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« Reply #14357 on: January 12, 2018, 05:18:18 PM »
I got around to rereading JFK's inaugural address last night and, while it's impossible to truly know what it was like to be someone living in that time, I couldn't help but be filled with Kennedy's grand vision for America and the world. It was so audacious, but also inspirational. And it's a shame people always take that one quote out of context when really it was a call to arms to end poverty, end communism, end tyranny, end disease in a journey that could take a thousand years but had to begin now. Kennedy was obsessed with sacrifice and duty and really took to heart that a generation after wwii there was another opportunity for heroes to rise to the occasion.

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty. This much we pledge Ė and more."

Both a threat and a rally in one line. Stunning.

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« Reply #14358 on: January 12, 2018, 05:19:50 PM »
Say no way to Norway. :gun

Do we really want these people in our country?

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« Reply #14359 on: January 12, 2018, 06:55:34 PM »
Also the like button disappeared for me a while back. Like this post to demand the mods fix it.
That happened for me too, turned out to be adblock. Maybe exempt the board from your ad block list?

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« Reply #14360 on: January 12, 2018, 07:53:15 PM »
Say no way to Norway. :gun
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Do we really want these people in our country?

I don't know what you're talking about, all I see is a "very fine" person.  :doge

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« Reply #14361 on: January 12, 2018, 09:07:31 PM »
wait is oprah actually running for president in 2020? I thought that boondock meme was a joke.

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« Reply #14362 on: January 13, 2018, 12:04:11 AM »
She gave a speech at the Golden Globes and people have projected off of it a lot.
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« Reply #14363 on: January 13, 2018, 01:53:58 AM »
Omg. My local news does a program every day or two days where people just call in and rant on the phone about the topic of the day, just like Washington Journal. Except it's local only (meaning Vegas crazies only) and there's no pretense of being respectable about it. Literally called The Rant.

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« Reply #14364 on: January 13, 2018, 02:23:41 AM »
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/950884746082562048.html

 :o

Stunningly deep and revealing thread on the Steele Dossier.

We are fucked.

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« Reply #14365 on: January 13, 2018, 05:26:49 AM »
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/950884746082562048.html

 :o

Stunningly deep and revealing thread on the Steele Dossier.

We are fucked.

261-264 sort of confused me when I read it the other day and so I just ignored it. Even re-reading with the authorís context of the Manafort notes Iím still a bit lost. I donít see what she sees but idk, itís early.

...,Though I think the Post and others have concluded with Simpsonís input and people close to Fusion  that the inside source is very likely Papadopoulos and the Australian diplomat.

As a side note, looking over her Twitter feed, I suspect Ivanka will probably not be featuring her organization and blog posts on her site much anymore, citing her heavily in her next book, or participating in her leadership conferences.

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« Reply #14366 on: January 13, 2018, 09:29:29 AM »
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/368853-okeefe-trump-asked-me-to-get-obamas-college-records

So trump asked Jamesís oíKeefe to break into Columbia a few years ago and steal Obamaís transcripts.

This truly is stupid watergate.

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« Reply #14367 on: January 13, 2018, 06:06:40 PM »
And today Trey Gowdy resigned from the House ethics committee. That makes him the second chai to do so in one year.

Wtf?

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« Reply #14368 on: January 13, 2018, 06:08:44 PM »
And today Trey Gowdy resigned from the House ethics committee. That makes him the second chai to do so in one year.

Wtf?

Shit was so ethical, he's no long needed.  #SwampDrained
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« Reply #14369 on: January 13, 2018, 06:13:37 PM »
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/368853-okeefe-trump-asked-me-to-get-obamas-college-records

So trump asked Jamesís oíKeefe to break into Columbia a few years ago and steal Obamaís transcripts.

This truly is stupid watergate.

watergate? more like urinegate

pee pee tape is real

believe.

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« Reply #14370 on: January 13, 2018, 06:23:20 PM »
And today Trey Gowdy resigned from the House ethics committee. That makes him the second chai to do so in one year.

Wtf?

They clearly know something is coming.

GOP were willing to defend a pedophile, something has them shook.

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« Reply #14371 on: January 13, 2018, 06:38:52 PM »
I thought the same... Iím sure they have a heads up because reporters probably ask for comments and shit.

In other news these people cheerleading Oprah disgust me. Like somehow hosting a talk show, and promoting dumb bullshit like The Secret is now enough to qualify you for President? She is like marginally better than trump, mostly because she is not a racist idiot.

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« Reply #14372 on: January 13, 2018, 06:42:08 PM »
And today Trey Gowdy resigned from the House ethics committee. That makes him the second chai to do so in one year.

Wtf?
Now I'm a believer. Chaffetz and Gowdy are craven, opportunistic simps. The canary's dead. Get out of the mine.

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« Reply #14373 on: January 13, 2018, 06:49:03 PM »
Truth.


But thereís really no reason they would know anything the White House doesnít want them to know. They have used their subpoena power exceedingly sparingly.

I wonder if some major story is about to break, or if Gowdy can just see the writing on the wall in general.

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« Reply #14374 on: January 13, 2018, 06:59:24 PM »
Impeach.

Continue impeaching until DESIGNATED SURVIVOR scenario is realized.

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« Reply #14375 on: January 13, 2018, 07:21:36 PM »
I thought the same... Iím sure they have a heads up because reporters probably ask for comments and shit.

In other news these people cheerleading Oprah disgust me. Like somehow hosting a talk show, and promoting dumb bullshit like The Secret is now enough to qualify you for President? She is like marginally better than trump, mostly because she is not a racist idiot.

That we know of. In this modern society, we must assume everyone is racist, a Russian spy, or both, until proven otherwise. Only then can democracy spring anew.

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« Reply #14376 on: January 13, 2018, 08:54:26 PM »
I feel like Oprah has the potential to be a Trump-lite for the Democratic Party.

Somebody that really has no business being in the Whitehouse, but has a decent shot at the nomination just based on who she is and and the ability to say the right things.

I couldnít even tell you any of Oprahís positions on any issues, yet half of twitter is creaming themselves at the thought of her running. I do think that she she COULD win, based on basically a mix of name recognition and checking all of the right demographic boxes, but like she doesnít have any experience that seems at all relevant... other than she could probably do her own press briefings.

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« Reply #14377 on: January 13, 2018, 10:17:34 PM »
Please no
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« Reply #14378 on: January 13, 2018, 10:40:47 PM »
And today Trey Gowdy resigned from the House ethics committee. That makes him the second chai to do so in one year.

Wtf?

Dunno if it got mentioned elsewhere, but Issa has said he won't be running for reelection. They did has been a House fixture for ages and was constantly running to the nearest available camera during the Obama years. No way does he bounce out unless there's something coming on the horizon.
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« Reply #14379 on: January 13, 2018, 11:47:14 PM »
Truth.


But thereís really no reason they would know anything the White House doesnít want them to know. They have used their subpoena power exceedingly sparingly.

I wonder if some major story is about to break, or if Gowdy can just see the writing on the wall in general.

Gowdy is a major piece of shit. There isn't a BS conspiracy or political hack job Gowdy isn't down for carrying the water on, so either he has something coming down the pipeline against him personally, or like you said, he knows something and it is probably major.

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« Reply #14380 on: January 14, 2018, 12:07:17 AM »
Heís definitely got one of the most punchable faces in Congress.

Who knows what the reason is he stepped back, and maybe we wonít fiigure it out, but itís crazy that a dude that won damn near 70% of the vote in his 2016 election thinks this position is too toxic for him to be in.

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« Reply #14381 on: January 14, 2018, 12:25:26 AM »
Oh no, what will I do now without Gowdy thug life videos on my recommended feed.

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« Reply #14382 on: January 14, 2018, 02:49:12 AM »
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/952180630137155585.html

On Trump's racism, and how far the Executive Branch has fallen. :usacry

To be clear, I'm overjoyed at how Trump's incompetence and banality have energized the USA political scene for the everyday citizen. Trump is MAGA, just not as he'd intended.

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« Reply #14383 on: January 14, 2018, 02:53:51 AM »
When Gowdy came out of that Benghazi kangaroo court dripping more sweat than me after running a marathon in a swamp, that was one of the last times I felt truly optimistic about politics for awhile.

His shitfuck corrupt gambit actually won 2016 for them, which is really depressing. He needs to get his comeuppance someday. What he and Chaffetz did was some banana republic shit.

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« Reply #14384 on: January 14, 2018, 03:19:06 AM »
Jim Jordan is even worse

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« Reply #14385 on: January 14, 2018, 04:02:07 AM »
Jim Jordan is even worse

This so much.

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« Reply #14386 on: January 14, 2018, 07:48:33 AM »
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/950884746082562048.html

 :o

Stunningly deep and revealing thread on the Steele Dossier.

We are fucked.

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he denies direct criminal evidence of DJT the person being involved in crimes.

CNN: "Trump Org and GOP Russian stooges"
GOP: "Trump was right he's not under investigation"
FoxNews: "TRUMP INNOCENT CNN SHOULD BE BANNED FROM THE AIRWAVES!"
Hannity: "Round up the Democrats and lock them up in gitmo!"
GOP: "Have you seen the stock markets? $1000 for everyone! We support the president against these slander and lies, what have you to say Donald?"
Donald: "Da.... I mean, yes"

BBC: "But Mr. Trump you ran the Trump Org?"
Donald: "The what now? I wasn't really involved, I volunteered"

 :trumps

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« Reply #14387 on: January 14, 2018, 12:43:26 PM »
its so fucking obvious trump never wanted a deal on DACA

he just wanted to look like he wanted a deal, then blame it on dems when he'd say no deal

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« Reply #14388 on: January 14, 2018, 02:04:17 PM »
It's all good guys, fake news media was out to sully Trump once more....David Perdue and Tom Cotton CONFIRM Trump didn't say those words. But even if he did, thats ok too. That's how REAL people talk and why Trump strikes a chord with REAL America.

Trump really wanted to get a deal on DACA but he just can't do it now because Dems and the snowflake lib media were so mean to him.

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« Reply #14389 on: January 14, 2018, 02:30:27 PM »
now DACA is tied up in court anyway. That could go on for like a year.

But there is a question of whether or not the republicans can even make a deal between themselves to keep the government open.


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« Reply #14392 on: January 14, 2018, 04:32:46 PM »
Moby wants to be noticed again, sad
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« Reply #14393 on: January 14, 2018, 06:57:55 PM »
Man the CIA really lost their edge. They went from assassinating foreign leaders, organizing protests, covering up the Kennedy turkey-shoot, running black sites with torture and blackmail to asking Moby to Tweet on their behalf.

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« Reply #14394 on: January 14, 2018, 08:05:35 PM »
Man the CIA really lost their edge. They went from assassinating foreign leaders, organizing protests, covering up the Kennedy turkey-shoot, running black sites with torture and blackmail to asking Moby to Tweet on their behalf.

Have you heard his music, though? It's pretty good.
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« Reply #14395 on: January 14, 2018, 08:10:26 PM »
Man the CIA really lost their edge. They went from assassinating foreign leaders, organizing protests, covering up the Kennedy turkey-shoot, running black sites with torture and blackmail to asking Moby to Tweet on their behalf.
They've been enlisting the help of artists for decades.

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« Reply #14396 on: January 14, 2018, 11:44:56 PM »
Man the CIA really lost their edge. They went from assassinating foreign leaders, organizing protests, covering up the Kennedy turkey-shoot, running black sites with torture and blackmail to asking Moby to Tweet on their behalf.
They've been enlisting the help of artists for decades.

Yeah... but Moby?

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« Reply #14397 on: January 15, 2018, 01:24:40 AM »
moby was recruited years ago to buttress support for the iraq war

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« Reply #14398 on: January 15, 2018, 06:49:18 AM »
nobody listens to techno
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« Reply #14399 on: January 15, 2018, 06:54:28 AM »
nobody listens to techno

Fuck you.

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