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taxes are theft; therefore, democrats are criminals

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 02:58 (one year ago) Permalink

selfishness is too a virtue

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 02:59 (one year ago) Permalink

Making people's lives better is not a function of the state. The state's job is to get out of the way so the market can make people's lives better*.

*or not

scattered, smothered, covered, diced and chunked (WilliamC), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:00 (one year ago) Permalink

wasn't it Jeremy Clarkson that said something once like "governments should build park benches and leave us alone"

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:03 (one year ago) Permalink

if your parents don't have enough money, nothing you do matters

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:11 (one year ago) Permalink

job security is a necessary evil to coerce the talented

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:29 (one year ago) Permalink

if you weren't forced to pay taxes, you could just afford things on your own like insurance and private police protection

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:31 (one year ago) Permalink

in my very amateurish opinion modern conservativism has two major planks:

1) denial of any link between capitalism and the undermining of traditional values.
2) strict and explicit separation of society into categories of, let's say, "elect" and "damned" (those deserving of privilege, security, etc. and those undeserving...white supremacy is obviously a huge part of this)

ryan, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:40 (one year ago) Permalink

All conservatism is the rationalization and preservation of privilege. The hatefulness and nastiness that seems to travel with it has always been there, but obviously people have had different expectations throughout history about what's uncouth and which are the parts you aren't supposed to say out loud.

Scalzi's essay is a tad goofy but I liked his nerdy explanation of privilege: "In the role playing game known as The Real World, “Straight White Male” is the lowest difficulty setting there is."

Any policies that increase egalitarianism in Western societies, by necessity, can be seen as mildly increasing the difficulty setting for Straight White Male. If you're not doing so great at The Real World, and you were already on the lowest difficulty setting, then something's clearly very wrong.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:42 (one year ago) Permalink

life is a golf course. climate change is a chinese hoax

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:46 (one year ago) Permalink

life is a golf ball, I wanna drive it all night long

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:48 (one year ago) Permalink

russian=socialists are the worst ever evil in the world, except when republican president donald trump houses and praises them. government is the problem, as well

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:54 (one year ago) Permalink

states' rights except when not

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:55 (one year ago) Permalink

I'd love to see Scalzi recite his essay to the corpse of a drug overdosed white person whose lost all realistic hope for his/her life. Americans don't know each other anymore.

larry appleton, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 03:56 (one year ago) Permalink

that is not in his individual self-interest. individual self-interest is all that matters

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:02 (one year ago) Permalink

regulation gets in the way of businesses succeeding and makes capitalism not work. we shouldn't regulate wrongdoing out of existence - the market will react and put evildoing companies out of business. it's ok if 371 people die due to eating salmonella infected peanuts because AFTER those people die, people will boycott the brand!

We could have stopped those people from dying but that would have hurt Planters' sales and really when it boils down to it, aren't 371 lives worth it?

also the Holocaust never happened.

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:04 (one year ago) Permalink

People want the government to be run like a business, so that after a few years they can be surprised by a FOR LEASE sign on City Hall, and no idea what it might turn into next.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:17 (one year ago) Permalink

Maybe it will be a new coffee place, or a hair salon!

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:17 (one year ago) Permalink

All white grievance is legitimate, especially hopelessness in the face of poverty

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:20 (one year ago) Permalink

except for the four gospels, the judeo-christian bible is the literal word of god, bro

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:24 (one year ago) Permalink

All white grievance is legitimate, especially hopelessness in the face of poverty

― El Tomboto, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 4:20 AM (eleven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ignoring suffering because of classism and identity politics is part of why we're here. People like you have blood on your hands... POC die because of attitudes like yours, which, on the surface, tries to celebrate them. But it's not out of concern for the lives of POC, but for your own narcissism and privilege, which you then flip on others less fortunate than yourself.

Liberalism and conservatism is the same side of the same coin at this point. Is it any wonder why we are where we are?

larry appleton, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:36 (one year ago) Permalink

what would we do without you, larry

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:37 (one year ago) Permalink

have you heard of this guy, jim goad? I think his books would grab you

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Well, there was a reason I worked with an Obama appointee, you low-level bureaucratic waste. My ideas make sense and work, they're just not in vogue right now, because of snot wipes like you who want to sip glasses of wine while people suffer and die.

larry appleton, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:39 (one year ago) Permalink

The funniest part of your schtick is that everything I've posted to this thread is either me actually linking to and quoting John Scalzi and the rest is ripped off from Ta-Nehisi Coates - I haven't expressed a single original opinion worth lashing out at. But you man, you got the solutions that make sense, and work!

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:42 (one year ago) Permalink

beef is when I see you
guaranteed to be in ICU

but you won't have healthcare

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:42 (one year ago) Permalink

All conservatism is the rationalization and preservation of privilege.

fucking otm. all hoarding and no empathy. fuck you, got mine. what's that, an oppressed category of people wants equal treatment? get the fuck off my lawn. if you need quotas, that just means you females/non-whites/whatever are simply terrible at what you do. let the free market do its job because the free market is faultless*.

* at preserving old-timey privilege

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:45 (one year ago) Permalink

this is the angriest i've ever been this early in a thread

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:46 (one year ago) Permalink

anger is an energy. it's cool to frack oklahoma into earthquake hell, because profit

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:52 (one year ago) Permalink

the united states is a republic, not a democracy

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 05:10 (one year ago) Permalink

That one I've honestly never been able to figure out. It's a non sequitur beyond the rest

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 05:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Democrats fancy themselves civil rights pioneers but it was REPUBLICANS who freed the slaves we are just like that 19th century party

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 05:18 (one year ago) Permalink

as Martin Luther King famously said, people should be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character

example (crüt), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 05:19 (one year ago) Permalink

and MLK was a Republican after all!

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 05:21 (one year ago) Permalink

My ideas make sense and work, they're just not in vogue right now, because of snot wipes like you who want to sip glasses of wine while people suffer and die.

― larry appleton, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 04:39 (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Moonlight swine leap whiff off this one

The Perks of Being a Wall St R (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 08:25 (one year ago) Permalink

which ideology is against water fluoridation now?

sarahell, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 08:39 (one year ago) Permalink

fluoridation is how the govmint gives you gay mind control cancer, keep up

Sacked Italian Greyhound (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 08:53 (one year ago) Permalink

My ideas make sense and work, they're just not in vogue right now, because of snot wipes like you who want to sip glasses of wine while people suffer and die.

posts that effortlessly etc

Thank you for your service, wasteman (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 09:43 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe start a thread for recommending a good wine to accompany people suffering and dying

barry snappleton (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 09:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Egoism is real, altruism is not. Hence, running a state by egoists’ rules - “like a business,” if you will - is the only sensible option. If the state then falls apart, it’s not because a democracy is inherently altruistic, but because the state is broken and needs to be abolished.

Wes Brodicus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 10:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Right, the only motivating factor you can count on is that everyone wants to get rich. EVERYONE. We all like money right guys? Also, everyone cheats, come on.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 10:55 (one year ago) Permalink

who among us would not rather have the opportunity, however small, to live beyond the dreams of Croesus rather than to bumble along with our needs generally satisfied but no prospect of rubbing anybody else's nose in it?

barry snappleton (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 11:20 (one year ago) Permalink

tucking your shirt into your jeans is a timeless look

ogmor, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 11:29 (one year ago) Permalink

brb I'm off to find a conservative board with a thread explaining liberals and the staggering insights therein

The Perks of Being a Wall St R (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 11:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Bow-ties are a legitimate fashion choice

Thank you for your service, wasteman (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 11:47 (one year ago) Permalink

MANY YEARS AGO PRINCE DARKNESS "GANNON" STOLE ONE OF THE TRIFORCE WITH POWER.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 13:05 (one year ago) Permalink

That does explain a lot. And the triforce of wisdom being in eight pieces is why the left is so hopeless.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 13:15 (one year ago) Permalink

lol @ larry appleton / Tombot guvmint dill-weed beef

have you guys ever considered that conservatism has ideological appeal to its adherents, rather than something dismissive like "the rationalization and preservation of privilege" (what about the millions of non-privileged people who are conservatives? don't say false consciousness!) or "individual self-interest is all that matters"?

flopson, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 13:38 (one year ago) Permalink

I considered, then dismissed it.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 13:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Most problems can be pretty easily explained through racism and false consciousness.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 13:45 (one year ago) Permalink

"Why are muslims not being indicted for killing thousands in our country? "

"Communicated "with unwitting agents of the Trump campaign"... that's a crime? "

"So posting negative information about candidates on the web is now a crime? "

"Maybe this is Mueller's exit ramp.
Russians did some stuff. But the Trump people did not know who they were or what they were up to."

"Talk about launching a "Hail Mary"! Folks, Mueller has nothing. This is a joke! "

" There's no collusion. This is a face-saving measure.
But there is no measure to save face. "

"Maybe they should go after some of Mexico's representatives like Vicente Fox. "

"Know this. It is not a crime to have supported Trump over Hillary even if you are Russian. That is not a crime!! This is a fraudulent indictment and will dismissed easily. There is no There There. "

"Mueller is throwing out everything he has left before:
1. Flynn guilty plea is rescinded and case dropped
2. IG report is released which includes some of the trumped up Russian investigation as well as the Hillary email scandal
3. Russian narrative is collapsed when evidence is reveal publicly to the contrary of what they are supposedly investigating"

"This could be an attempt to put this to an end while still getting "something". "

" This indictment actually sounds like great news for President Trump, the wording goes out of the way to exonerate him and the campaign:
The indictment says that some defendants "communicated with unwitting individuals associated with the Trump campaign"
That means - case closed. No collusion. By definition, it take two knowing parties to collude, and the prosecutor wouldn't have gone out of his way to say "unwitting" in a formal indictment if he thought there was any way he could later go after them."

"Soon they will indict anyone who says anything positive about President Trump "

"I'm wondering when Mueller is going to indict Mexican nationals and Mexican entities for interfering in our elections? Or Saudi, etc? "

"How many illegal South Americans aliens who supported Hillary with funds and rallies are going to be indicted? "

"I think this actually exonerates the Trump campaign. "

"The indictments are for the Russians that were arrested in Asia running the ID and money laundering operations. Q advised us of this take down. "

"Russians rightly despise both the Clintons and Obamas because they are Muslim sycophants. Actually, Obama is very clearly a closet Muslim. Outside of the Islamic pigs, nobody likes Muslims."

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 17 February 2018 01:04 (four months ago) Permalink

take it easy, brother, this is a bit much even for you

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Saturday, 17 February 2018 01:21 (four months ago) Permalink

actual verbatim posts cut/pasted from the derpospherical GOP dominance of all three federal branches of government and 32 state legislatures cheering section

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 17 February 2018 02:01 (four months ago) Permalink

i know your shtick, but usually it's in fun-sized missives

Men's Scarehouse - "You're gonna like the way you're shook." (m bison), Saturday, 17 February 2018 02:02 (four months ago) Permalink

reggie sometimes i worry about you

j., Saturday, 17 February 2018 02:11 (four months ago) Permalink

The room has filled up for today's CPAC climax, a Ben Shapiro speech.

He comes out to Turn Down For What. He gets a standing ovation.

— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 22, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 February 2018 20:42 (four months ago) Permalink

that can’t be real

please god

NEW CHIMP THREAT (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 22 February 2018 21:40 (four months ago) Permalink

The biggest difference between left and right is how late into life you had fantasies of saving a beautiful woman from a gang of toughs and having her fall in love with you

— Will🦕Menaker (@willmenaker) February 26, 2018

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 26 February 2018 19:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I still think ppl with b.o. + stinking of urine need to get their act together a bit!

calzino, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 12:20 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm trying dammit

https://cdn1.umg3.net/95/files/2018/01/BANNER.jpg (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 12:23 (three months ago) Permalink

(xp) Just had a guy stinking of urine get on the bus I was travelling on, coincidentally.

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 12:24 (three months ago) Permalink

In hot, populous southern hemisphere countries ppl are more chill about b.o. but yet right wing despots are in no short supply.

calzino, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 12:26 (three months ago) Permalink

I got as far as the post-workout Boris photo and my strong authoritarian instincts made me stop reading

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 12:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 15:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Tom D, if you look above, I've shared a number of papers on conservatism and the "behavioral immune system."

It's because I'm human, isn't it?! (Sanpaku), Thursday, 1 March 2018 05:38 (three months ago) Permalink

"Look, Obama attacked Russia with his sanctions. President Obama and his Low-Information Voters™ started what's called economic warfare, which is one of the classic reasons for going to war. So what does Putin do? Like any powerful person Putin tries to influence public opinion about them in the US, which is exactly what Democrats have been wanting us to do in other countries for decades. So now the Barack Obama's, Hillary Clinton's, and Nancy Pelosi's of the world are shocked, to find out that Putin is playing by the same play book that liberals have been using for decades -- so they do the only thing they can: scream and shout that because a candidate that doesn't buy into their particular brand of mental illness won, then they must have obviously won with the help of Russia. Putin could have started a shooting war because of the liberals, but instead bought some Facebook ads saying they weren't bad guys, and now those liberals are telling us that the vast majority of the country was duped by the Russians. Well folks, I am not buying it, and if anyone tries to tell you about the Russia Investigation, then just tell 'em, in the words of Obama's Reverend Jeremiah Wright, that the Democrats' chickens have come home to roost."

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 5 March 2018 22:29 (three months ago) Permalink

we trust russia more than the british because tax cuts. MAGA! 2nd amendment solutions. benghazi!

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2018/mar/14/pmqs-may-corbyn-russia-spy-poisoning-uk-it-will-face-equal-reaction-if-may-punishes-it-for-salisbury-spy-attack-politics-live

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 14 March 2018 15:23 (three months ago) Permalink

I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also). The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong! Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing. They can help solve problems with North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, ISIS, Iran and even the coming Arms Race. Bush tried to get along, but didn’t have the “smarts.” Obama and Clinton tried, but didn’t have the energy or chemistry (remember RESET). PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 22:43 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

He approaches problems like a cutthroat businessman -- you find quick and pragmatic ways to get out of problems and then ask for forgiveness later. The problems he's chosen to tackle are things Americans have bemoaned for decades now; they didn't come out of thin air (regardless of whether his solutions are the right ones or the moral ones). That he's accomplishing some of these things with the help of Russia and how they interfered in the election is the 800lb Gorilla; maybe he views Russia the way a lot of American politicians view Israel? At least he's moving us forward. MAGA!

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 23 April 2018 22:44 (two months ago) Permalink

disloyal! disloyal! all you poor people are disloyal! freedom! professionalism! success! low energy! family values! tax cuts! tax cuts!!

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 18:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Are these scripts from nonexistent YouTube rant videos of you playing with action figures and doing all the voices or do u have a channel?

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 20:26 (two months ago) Permalink

things i hear "conservatives" say, explaining their ideology. no youtube channels or action figures involved

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:44 (two months ago) Permalink

for instance ~

Triple the rent in public housing: no one can afford it, so no one applies. Then you can say no one wants low income housing and shut the program down. Sell the properties for pennies on the dollar to well connected real estate people who donate to politicians. Former residents now homeless. Need more cops, and cop overtime to deal with HORDES of homeless people. Pass laws to put homeless people in private prisons. Homeless people no longer homeless. People who run private prisons donate to politicians. New property owners, private prison owners, and politicians make out like bandits. Everyone wins, lots of money made, and unregulated capitalism is great.

Tada

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 21:48 (two months ago) Permalink

cool

you never really her (darraghmac), Wednesday, 25 April 2018 22:31 (two months ago) Permalink

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2018/04/already-dont-much-not-take

Part of this is plain old cruelty. Threatening people who live under the constant stress of being poor in America is a Republican’s idea of fun. However, there’s also the GOP’s projection/confession tic. Republican apparatchicks are obsessed with the idea of poor people, especially poor minorities, sitting around doing nothing because that’s what they do. If they were smart they’d be worried the poor are sitting around planning where to put the guillotines.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:28 (one month ago) Permalink

ha ha, you libs are so hung up on truth. honesty is for self-righteous losers. winners make bank

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/factcheck/fact-checker-president-trump-has-made-3001-false-or-misleading-claims-so-far/ar-AAwAf9U

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 17:57 (one month ago) Permalink

i don't think poor people have a right to be healthy. i'm sorry, i just don't

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:32 (one month ago) Permalink

we have a spending problem all because of that power-hungry democRAT party buying votes, so let's privatize medicare and eliminate welfare programs like social security and public education to balance the budget. the less federal government there is the freer and stronger americans are anyways

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/economy/2018/04/30/treasury-borrowing-set-record-488-billion/567166002/

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 6 May 2018 14:21 (one month ago) Permalink

crooked hillary hired fusion GPS to contract natalia veselnitskya to set poor little innocent don jr. up in june 2016. tax cuts. spending problem. tax cuts!

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 16 May 2018 20:40 (one month ago) Permalink

mr. trump is our lebron james, okay?

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:41 (one month ago) Permalink

some gop ghoul on npr this morning was insisting we needed to act now to cut food stamps to everyone because they just spent 1.5t on tax cuts

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

it's all part of the GOP gameplan - if there isn't a massive deficit, create one, then cut domestic safety net programs to make up the difference

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Thursday, 17 May 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Correct, and it's a dumb plan. It won't work and we'll just wind up with a larger deficit.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:00 (one month ago) Permalink

i mean, i didn't think it was a good plan

as far as "it won't work", though, i guess that depends on what you mean. it won't work as in they will fail to cut domestic safety net programs? or it won't work as in it won't work politically and they will pay the price at the polls?

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I think they'll never be able to cut the programs anywhere near as much as they'd like

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:03 (one month ago) Permalink

whatever just keep government out of business

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:31 (one month ago) Permalink

the liberals and the FBI owe the trump family an apology. lock her up!

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 18 May 2018 15:04 (one month ago) Permalink

I believe Donald Trump more than the FBI because Obama and Hillary and taxes and spending problem and terrorists and second amendment solutions and chinese hoaxery and the preverts and the communiss

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I see no point in trying to reason with Trump voters

“President Trump has accomplished more positive things for this nation in less than two years than the last three have accomplished in twenty plus years. After the past eight years of a Muslim Marxist in the White House this nation could not survive another demwit in the White House. … Could you please list one thing the demwit party has done for the black people in America other than hand out government freebies for their continued votes?”

“America has a Constitution which guarantees equal rights for all and yet people like you hunger for change that puts people like me in the back of the bus. You seem egar to know what it would be like to be in the driver’s seat. You need look no further than Zimbabwe and South Africa. When people like you started driving the bus, the wheels came off. That’s what terrifies people like me.”

“We’re sick of paying welfare to so many of your brothers who don’t know what work and integrity mean. I hope you keep writing these articles and reminding my White Christian brothers that we did the right thing and we need to re elect Trump.”

https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/trump-supporters-speak/

reggie (qualmsley), Sunday, 27 May 2018 14:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

The ORIGINAL identity politics

El Tomboto, Sunday, 27 May 2018 15:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

those comments are pearls

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 27 May 2018 15:56 (four weeks ago) Permalink

can somebody give me a crash course on what Republicans think Hillary Clinton lied about wrt Benghazi

cr.ht (crüt), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 02:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ranges from 'covered up failures in security' to 'hired Al Qaeda to kill them' AFAICT.

louise ck (milo z), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 03:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

'Deliberately chose to not send in a rescue squad' is one I've seen bandied about as well.

how's life, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 09:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Also "slept peacefully through it" despite her campaign shtick about late-night phone calls. And, y'know, time zones or something.

And "ignored a cable" of the thousands of cables that come to the state department.

emotional support vegetable (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 10:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

look, the most important thing to remember is "Hillary lied, four Americans died". How you reach that conclusion is more of a personal matter.

how's life, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 10:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hillary formed isis with two intentions: murdering ambassador christopher stephens and inspiring a michael bay movie

mission accomplished on both fronts, nothing but respect for my president

and TOWERS MONACO as 'seaman' (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 10:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

As long as she is free, all of us are jailed.* at least dsouza and arpaio are pardoned tho.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 5 June 2018 10:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Feeling lately like an awareness of the extent to which one's mediocrity would be ill-served by a legitimately level playing field is a pretty essential factor.

Rep. Bob Excellentfrappuccino (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:45 (four days ago) Permalink


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