US Politics November 2017

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*stinkeye*

imago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 12:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

boooooo

proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 12:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

no

akm, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 12:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

A mod can change it later. Quite like this though. Already feels calming

imago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 12:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think we're in for smooth sailing from here on out.

Winky Carrothers (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 12:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wtf this dude isn't even american ? we need some extreme vetting for thread starters .

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that's very isolationist of u

imago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

http://www.marketwire.com/library/20110421-2via800.jpg

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

GOOD mourning!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wtf this dude isn't even american ? we need some extreme vetting for thread starters

ban lj

proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

LJ otm but ban lj

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thanking u ppl across the pond for MingAGA

Winky Carrothers (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lmao wow really powerful statement now this thread totally won't be 100 percent the exact same obsessing about Trump except without a good title

you guys should work for John Oliver

thing is, we deserve Trump threads

lj sorry I love you it pains me to do this but ban lj

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh fer fuck's sake

not using his name = typical lib empty move

― ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:36 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

morbz otm

marcos, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

A poll of the Trump Year One thread titles has given me a greater appreciation of minimalism *clinks tankard of terrible beer with imago, pours beer into potplant*

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ban andrew farrell

proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3PakAiTZWAs/hqdefault.jpg

me rn, blessig u lj

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

so is Trump really going to try to blame Chuck Schumer directly for this terrorist attack

frogbs, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

worked for lee atwater

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Schumer did 10/31

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

where's the tax returns?

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's as if Trump has something he'd like to detract attention from

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the Democrats paid the Russians to rig the election so that Hillary would win, right? guess it didn't work! MAGA

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Chuck Schumer‏
@SenSchumer 2h2 hours ago
I guess it's not too soon to politicize a tragedy.

nashwan, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!

A depressing thing about this is that the bolded section won't actually lose him any votes why because pissing on brown people.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i think NOT IN THE U.S.A.! shd be part of thread title

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

fuck Schmuck too:

President Trump, where is your leadership? The contrast btwn Pres Bush’s actions after 9-11 & Pres Trump’s this am couldn't be starker.

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 1, 2017

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

has Yam started two wars ALREADY?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i mean he's right in the sense that trump didn't immediately start putting plans into motion to invade afghanistan, but somehow i doubt that's the angle he had in mind xp

proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Can we add "DO SOMETHING!" to the thread title?

Moodles, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

NEW: These are the first two Russian-bought Facebook ads to be released by Congress. pic.twitter.com/1ThgzYNdTf

— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) October 31, 2017

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

'hillary clinton has a 69 percent disapproval rating'

nice

proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

check the DEMS!

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

check the record check the record check the DEMS rock record

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oops track

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a punch in the nose

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/manafort-fight-over-attorney-speaking

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what about all the bad things Hillary Clinton said about Russia? We demand equal time!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

mr. trump's tax returns are going to be a doozy :)

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

'hillary clinton has a 69 percent disapproval rating'

nice

― proton, neutron, electron and crouton (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:09 (thirty-four minutes ago) Permalink

Trump: I'm going to have an even better approval rating. I'm going to have the best approval rating you've ever seen, a 420 percent approval rating.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

morbz otm

ban marcos

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

marcos, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Awaiting Trump's coal comeback, miners reject retraining

When Mike Sylvester entered a career training center earlier this year in southwestern Pennsylvania, he found more than one hundred federally funded courses covering everything from computer programming to nursing.

He settled instead on something familiar: a coal mining course.

”I think there is a coal comeback,” said the 33-year-old son of a miner.

Despite broad consensus about coal’s bleak future, a years-long effort to diversify the economy of this hard-hit region away from mining is stumbling, with Obama-era jobs retraining classes undersubscribed and future programs at risk under President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget.

Trump has promised to revive coal by rolling back environmental regulations and moved to repeal Obama-era curbs on carbon emissions from power plants.

“I have a lot of faith in President Trump,” Sylvester said.

But hundreds of coal-fired plants have closed in recent years, and cheap natural gas continues to erode domestic demand. The Appalachian region has lost about 33,500 mining jobs since 2011, according to the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Although there have been small gains in coal output and hiring this year, driven by foreign demand, production levels remain near lows hit in 1978.

A White House official did not respond to requests for comment on coal policy and retraining for coal workers.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

BRAEKING NEWS SEBASTIAN GORKA PARKS ILLEGALLY ON SIDEWALK

Despite @ArlingtonVA laws prohibiting this behavior, I came across this car that had just been parked on the sidewalk at Gateway Park pic.twitter.com/UYrDwnxWos

— Bilsko (@Bilsko) October 31, 2017

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^ Shocking proof that Gorka is not as angelic as we thought he was!

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hey miners, i have also have a profession that is vanishing out of existence. suck it up and adjust.

xxp

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

AN INSIDE SOURCE JUST TOLD ME MUELLER IS CHARGING GORKA WITH OBSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALK. STRATEGY IS TO TURN HIM AND GET HIM TO GIVE UP OTHERS. #THERESISTANCE

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently released a proposal aimed at saving coal from cheap renewable energy

so much for a free market economy

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That Reuters article is grim. Why the fuck is a job training center offering a coal mining course?

I cannit beleve how stupid yoy all r (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 16:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I just assume everybody in Jersey is handed a bribe at birth

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 November 2017 21:20 (three days ago) Permalink

and a copy of born to run

wow. that was truly the minecraft of sex. (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 November 2017 21:21 (three days ago) Permalink

for office

Evan, Friday, 17 November 2017 21:23 (three days ago) Permalink

lulz

loretta swit happens (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 17 November 2017 21:32 (three days ago) Permalink

I know that Cory Booker is made up entirely of either kumbayah or the distilled essence of treachery depending on who you talk to but this move makes no sense from either angle.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Friday, 17 November 2017 21:52 (three days ago) Permalink

What's up with this new Sam Clovis Russia stuff?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 November 2017 21:53 (three days ago) Permalink

How a conservative group dealt with a fondling charge against a rising GOP star

people, including tony perkins, knew about the ohio state senator for two years

mookieproof, Friday, 17 November 2017 21:54 (three days ago) Permalink

Sarah Huckster today: “Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn’t. I think that’s a very clear distinction.”

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 November 2017 21:59 (three days ago) Permalink

snrk

.oO (silby), Friday, 17 November 2017 22:00 (three days ago) Permalink

AHAHAHA

kim jong deal (suzy), Friday, 17 November 2017 22:00 (three days ago) Permalink

too true!

lol

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 November 2017 22:00 (three days ago) Permalink

sounds like a december thread title

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 17 November 2017 22:03 (three days ago) Permalink

doesn't beat previous contender "nobody knows it but everybody's saying it"

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 November 2017 22:07 (three days ago) Permalink

MURKOWSKI: Alexander-Murray *NOT* a precondition for her vote; she remains undecided on the tax bill https://t.co/Zvl5rCVUV0

— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) November 17, 2017

🤔

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 17 November 2017 22:56 (three days ago) Permalink

i swear the tax cuts will work this time guys

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 17 November 2017 23:34 (three days ago) Permalink

the audacity of hope

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 November 2017 23:37 (three days ago) Permalink

I finally watched the Orrin Hatch clip. Man, this pustule has been a menace to the public as long as I've paid attention to politics. Can he choke on a turkey bone or be caught with five dead boys?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:14 (two days ago) Permalink

Surely he’s at least 100 years old

.oO (silby), Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:18 (two days ago) Permalink

lol

Dan S, Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:19 (two days ago) Permalink

I’ll never forget “orrinating” from this Newsweek bit during the Clarence Thomas hearings

http://www.newsweek.com/buzzwords-203554?rx=us

El Tomboto, Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:48 (two days ago) Permalink

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/us/politics/trump-russia-kushner.html

The subject line of the email, turned over to Senate investigators, read, “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite,” according to one person who has seen the message.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:52 (two days ago) Permalink

That’s too many double entendres for one day, shut it down

.oO (silby), Saturday, 18 November 2017 02:58 (two days ago) Permalink

hahaha!

Dan S, Saturday, 18 November 2017 03:01 (two days ago) Permalink

subject: secret spy stuff, do not share!!!!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 18 November 2017 10:02 (two days ago) Permalink

oh god that's ridiculous. good thing kushner still has security clearance.

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Saturday, 18 November 2017 11:25 (two days ago) Permalink

"I know that Cory Booker is made up entirely of either kumbayah or the distilled essence of treachery depending on who you talk to but this move makes no sense from either angle."

maybe menendez is innocent? I dunno much about tbh

akm, Saturday, 18 November 2017 18:00 (two days ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DO9X619XUAIfHPP.jpg
Is Hope Hicks an alien?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 November 2017 03:13 (yesterday) Permalink

Yes

Οὖτις, Sunday, 19 November 2017 03:26 (yesterday) Permalink

Instead of tax reform, why not just require every poor and middle class person to send a check for, say, 000 to their favorite rich person.

— Barbara Ehrenreich (@B_Ehrenreich) November 18, 2017

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 19 November 2017 16:57 (yesterday) Permalink

The GOP has a huge political problem with their tax bill, which is that the public seems to understand it. pic.twitter.com/fo6s3zIj5w

— Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) November 19, 2017

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 19 November 2017 17:23 (yesterday) Permalink

The GOP tax policy for the poor and middle class has always been jam tomorrow, and never jam today.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:09 (yesterday) Permalink

and that’s why phish fans vote democrat

It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes. (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 20 November 2017 00:02 (nine hours ago) Permalink

Sen. Jeff Flake(y), who is unelectable in the Great State of Arizona (quit race, anemic polls) was caught (purposely) on “mike” saying bad things about your favorite President. He’ll be a NO on tax cuts because his political career anyway is “toast.”

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017

Where do you begin with this one

frogbs, Monday, 20 November 2017 00:03 (nine hours ago) Permalink

jeff flake said bad things about eisenhower?

It happens sometimes. People just explode. Natural causes. (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 20 November 2017 00:09 (nine hours ago) Permalink

Never occurred to me how much the "extra" twitter characters would offer our "President" in the way of quotation "marks" !

gimme the beet poison, free my soul (Doctor Casino), Monday, 20 November 2017 00:11 (nine hours ago) Permalink

Jeff Flakey... Al Frankenstein... christ I'm waiting for trump to tweet NO U or YO MAMA SO FAT at someone.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 20 November 2017 00:11 (nine hours ago) Permalink

that was basically his approach to kim jong-un fyi

gimme the beet poison, free my soul (Doctor Casino), Monday, 20 November 2017 00:32 (nine hours ago) Permalink

Someone needs to alert Melania of this cyberbully, stat.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 20 November 2017 00:35 (nine hours ago) Permalink

Shoplifting is a very big deal in China, as it should be (5-10 years in jail), but not to father LaVar. Should have gotten his son out during my next trip to China instead. China told them why they were released. Very ungrateful!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2017

lol he's still on this

j., Monday, 20 November 2017 03:20 (six hours ago) Permalink

classy

gimme the beet poison, free my soul (Doctor Casino), Monday, 20 November 2017 03:42 (five hours ago) Permalink

well it hits upon his two favorite black people tropes (ungrateful + criminals) so I suspect he'll be on it for a while

frogbs, Monday, 20 November 2017 04:12 (five hours ago) Permalink

Also they're good at sports.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 20 November 2017 04:31 (five hours ago) Permalink

There are not two more media figures that deserve each other than Trump and LaVar Ball.

earlnash, Monday, 20 November 2017 04:31 (five hours ago) Permalink

It's one of the more peculiar bits of genius Trump's pulled off--He's this "famous for 'being famous'" guy who's really connected with his base by dissing and feuding with genuinely talented people.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 20 November 2017 04:44 (four hours ago) Permalink

and LaVar Ball too

frogbs, Monday, 20 November 2017 04:46 (four hours ago) Permalink

Definitely a nexus of horsexxxt when those two tango, hopefully they go all in.

earlnash, Monday, 20 November 2017 04:51 (four hours ago) Permalink

I read Dave Weigel of the Washington Post tweet that not a single Democratic Senator was on the talk show circuit Sunday (and thus only Republicans got to talk about the tax bills)

curmudgeon, Monday, 20 November 2017 05:42 (three hours ago) Permalink

I’ve been told all my life the Sunday talk shows exist but i have never ever seen one; I don’t think I know anyone who has.

.oO (silby), Monday, 20 November 2017 06:18 (three hours ago) Permalink

They exist mainly to provide pull-quotes for news articles and sound bites for television news. Also, to fulfill public service programming in time slots that wouldn't sell ads anyway. As I understand it only political junkies ever watch them.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 20 November 2017 06:22 (three hours ago) Permalink

Political Junkies who are--if the non-PSA commercials are to be believed--also in the market for prescription and/OTC drugs with side effects including vomiting, diahrrea, constipation, blurry vision, suicidal thoughts, and errections lasting more than four hours.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 20 November 2017 06:31 (three hours ago) Permalink


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