US Politics January 2019: we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger

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presidential harassment!

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 13:21 (five months ago) Permalink

tax returns!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 13:28 (five months ago) Permalink

Calling Gil-Scott Heron. (Dead, I know.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 13:33 (five months ago) Permalink

#PeaceIsOurProfession

We're gonna get real Kubrickian this year

jmm, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 13:41 (five months ago) Permalink

JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA! 2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME. JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE, GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING FOR OUR COUNTRY!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2019

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 14:15 (five months ago) Permalink

ohh, that would have been a good thread title

Juul Haalmeyer Dancers washout (WmC), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 14:20 (five months ago) Permalink

NOW I THINK I AM AARON RODGERS

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 14:24 (five months ago) Permalink

Hmm, number one person suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome isss

So, a bad year for him?

Mark G, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 14:36 (five months ago) Permalink

the real trump derangement syndrome is the friends we made along the way

maura, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 14:49 (five months ago) Permalink

so anyway I didn't watch those 2016 "debates" just as none of you should have, but didn't they lead to HRC's telltale "why aren't I 30 points ahead" hubris?

maybe literally say "you're a diseased animal" to the asshole, as long as we're never going back to politesse

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 15:47 (five months ago) Permalink

#PeaceIsOurProfession
We're gonna get real Kubrickian this year
― jmm, Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:41 AM (two hours ago)

I'm pretty sure Kubrick & Co took this verbatim from... the Pentagon

things haven't changed THAT much

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 15:49 (five months ago) Permalink

He did you complain about the deplorables thing being “elitist” at the time?

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 16:14 (five months ago) Permalink

Ultimately we need a machine that regularly produces Senators like Brown and Warren more than we need a machine that elects one of them president once

— Italian Alex Pareene (@pareene) December 31, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 16:27 (five months ago) Permalink

re: debates w trump and the people who support trump i often think of this quote from edouard louis in a guardian interview a couple of years ago:

Silence has to be a part of our progress. We have to put silence at the centre of politics today. Stop responding to the questions, stop letting them control the language, the debate, the agenda. I hear some argue 'it’s better to be open about these things. If you are racist and hide your racism, then you’re a hypocrite.' I say no, it’s better you keep quiet.

To me, democracy is not about saying everything. Some things, like racism, antisemitism, shouldn’t be issues, they shouldn’t be talked about. Some subjects should be considered obsolete, and yes, let’s shut down the debate because they are obsolete. I grew up as a queer child in a small village. Lots of gay children in this situation suffer the same things: being threatened, beaten up. When I published my book in Paris, some said, ‘Well, if you’d grown up in a bourgeois milieu, people would have thought the same thing, they just wouldn’t have hit you.’ Are they joking? I would rather that, than being constantly beaten up for being queer. Of course I’d rather people weren’t racist or homophobic, but if they are they can keep it to themselves. Just shut up.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 16:31 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/opinion/trump-evangelicals-cyrus-king.html

ni dieu ni maître!

j., Tuesday, 1 January 2019 17:59 (five months ago) Permalink

Yes. Racism, homophobia, hate in general is more about what you say and do than how you think. A nation of people who have learned not to publicly express or act on their prejudices is vastly preferable — and, in practice, vastly less hateful in the ways that matter most — to a nation where people feel free to act on them.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:01 (five months ago) Permalink

silent bob for president!

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:08 (five months ago) Permalink

The month before the 2018 midterms, a thousand theaters screened “The Trump Prophecy,” a film that tells the story of Mark Taylor, a former firefighter who claims that God told him in 2011 that Donald Trump would be elected president.

What?

💫 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:11 (five months ago) Permalink

"Congratulations to President
@JairBolsonaro who just made a great inauguration speech - the U.S.A. is with you!"

trump tweet, just now

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:14 (five months ago) Permalink

Nice

💫 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:16 (five months ago) Permalink

Seriously though the thing j posted

💫 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:17 (five months ago) Permalink

The identification of the 45th president with an ancient Middle Eastern potentate isn’t a fringe thing. “The Trump Prophecy” was produced with the help of professors and students at Liberty University, whose president, Jerry Falwell Jr., has been instrumental in rallying evangelical support for Mr. Trump. Jeanine Pirro of Fox News has picked up on the meme, as has Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, among many others.

💫 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:17 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.vox.com/2018/10/8/17941066/the-trump-prophecy-liberty-university-christian-nationalism

The Trump administration has used this very trope. In June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions used Romans 13:1-7 — a controversial verse that demands that Jewish Christians resist political action against the Roman Empire — to argue that the Trump administration had the political and Biblical right to enforce family separation policies for migrants. Trump’s top evangelical advisors, such as prosperity gospel preacher Paula White and First Baptist Dallas preacher Robert Jeffress, have frequently implied that Trump’s authority is virtually unlimited because his presidency is divinely mandated.

💫 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:43 (five months ago) Permalink

Maybe i am dumb. I didn’t know about any of this.

💫 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:43 (five months ago) Permalink

I knew he had a strong base among evangelicals. Didnnot think they considered him a divine king.

💫 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:45 (five months ago) Permalink

these fucks simply can not die soon enough

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:47 (five months ago) Permalink

This is horrifying

💫 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:48 (five months ago) Permalink

It also seems extremely blasphemous. Where are the christians speaking out against this?

💫 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:48 (five months ago) Permalink

who had 13 hours in the treeshy's first horrifying epiphany of 2019 poll

mookieproof, Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:53 (five months ago) Permalink

Lol at least i’m not in the death pool this year

🌴 (Trϵϵship), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 18:53 (five months ago) Permalink

where's the tax returns?

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 19:03 (five months ago) Permalink

i’m still compiling my ballot tbf xp

an erotic picnic with Ming (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 19:05 (five months ago) Permalink

Did not think they considered him a divine king.

There are definitely some evangelicals who long for a theocracy, as the correct and biblically ordained form of government. There's even a fancy term for their movement that escapes me atm, something with 'dominion' embedded in it, I think. They'd respond very favorably to such propaganda.

I don't believe that sort of craziness is widely accepted among evangelicals, yet, but you can never hurt yourself with evangelicals by quoting some bible verse that appears to bolster your position. And there aren't a lot of bible verses that endorse checks and balances between the three branches of a democratically-elected and constitutionally-based government.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 19:08 (five months ago) Permalink

dominionism

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 19:23 (five months ago) Permalink

Wondering suddenly if Mittens ran for senate just as a launchpad to primary Trump. Thinking it’s more likely he runs in ‘24, why would he stick his neck out

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 06:10 (five months ago) Permalink

In the meantime, I am in SW DC, one block from the National Mall, and the usual torrent of humanity is more like a trickle. A restaurant in this building is closed for the duration, and another has drastically cut back it's hours.

I Feel Bad About My Butt (j.lu), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 12:52 (five months ago) Permalink

A primary challenge to trump would fail.

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 13:11 (five months ago) Permalink

Good morning!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 13:11 (five months ago) Permalink

I would be interested in seeing tax returns fwiw

alomar lines, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 13:23 (five months ago) Permalink

A primary challenge to trump would fail.

― Trϵϵship,

Whats the earliest/latest this could happen? I'd have ruled it out as impossible even just a month or so ago but now I'm no longer sure

anvil, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:02 (five months ago) Permalink

hate to see a good thread title go waste

The truth is @MittRomney lacked the ability to save this nation. @realDonaldTrump has saved it. Jealously is a drink best served warm and Romney just proved it. So sad, I wish everyone had the courage @realDonaldTrump had. https://t.co/mbxoTqbSX6

— Brad Parscale (@parscale) January 2, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:04 (five months ago) Permalink

It will fail, of course, but I would still root for it as a step towards schism between the semi-sane Republicans and the death cult.

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:04 (five months ago) Permalink

""semi-sane Republicans"" <----sorry, who?

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:12 (five months ago) Permalink

The ones who just want a feudal plutocracy, not the ones cheering on Biblical apocalypse.

Sanpaku, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:15 (five months ago) Permalink

pretty sure that is also a strong path to apocalypse

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:19 (five months ago) Permalink

If you can trap Jeff Flake on an elevator he temporarily grows a conscience

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:21 (five months ago) Permalink

But tomorrow he’s dying and getting reborn in the private sector, so not much time there

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:23 (five months ago) Permalink

For Romney, that's not bad.

clemenza, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 14:24 (five months ago) Permalink

^^^ centrist

sleeve, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 15:19 (five months ago) Permalink

potential February thread title

It’s almost like a funny version of an S&L skit. https://t.co/JSYVOyJZNk

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 31, 2019

frogbs, Thursday, 31 January 2019 20:35 (four months ago) Permalink

how is babby 2 seconds formed

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 31 January 2019 20:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Well, he's right that savings and loan skits are never funny.

nickn, Thursday, 31 January 2019 20:37 (four months ago) Permalink

There might be a 'stigmata' with a title like that ...

BlackIronPrison, Thursday, 31 January 2019 20:37 (four months ago) Permalink

Democratic Platform 2020: Also, You're Racist
interesting messaging but who could argue?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 31 January 2019 20:41 (four months ago) Permalink

lmao A+ photo choice WaPo

https://i.imgur.com/fTACxwM.png

frogbs, Thursday, 31 January 2019 20:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, some hilarity:

oh my god https://t.co/PIwkDsL3dR pic.twitter.com/MEWyD3gm2E

— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) January 31, 2019

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 31 January 2019 20:55 (four months ago) Permalink

if ever two people deserved each other

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:00 (four months ago) Permalink

like watching a hill of red ants eat a dead tapir

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:01 (four months ago) Permalink

lmao

Οὖτις, Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:08 (four months ago) Permalink

Don't besmirch ants, they are wonderful creatures that play a crucial role in their environment.

Oleeever St. John Yogurty (Leee), Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:20 (four months ago) Permalink

would happily toss an anthill on Kasich and Christie

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:20 (four months ago) Permalink

need a p big anthill

Οὖτις, Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:23 (four months ago) Permalink

This is a thing Trump said today: "So I didn't see the report from the intelligence. When you read it, it's a lot different than it was covered on in the news."

— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 31, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:40 (four months ago) Permalink

long, very small print

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 31 January 2019 21:47 (four months ago) Permalink

🍿🍿🍿 pic.twitter.com/nKyvJU8KPC

— Richard Rubin (@RichardRubinDC) January 31, 2019

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:01 (four months ago) Permalink

tax returns?!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:09 (four months ago) Permalink

Now it's been said.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:09 (four months ago) Permalink

any update on the Republicans' total blocking/obstruction of the entire House Intelligence Committee? cuz that seems like a major problem to me.

sleeve, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:11 (four months ago) Permalink

I couldn't follow what was happening there tbh

Οὖτις, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:14 (four months ago) Permalink

ranking member Devin Nunes

those adjectives will never stop delighting me

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:20 (four months ago) Permalink

xp thank you, caek

sleeve, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:23 (four months ago) Permalink

xp just clicked this thread and read “it’s over” and my first thought was that trump died

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:27 (four months ago) Permalink

the split second sense of relief

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:27 (four months ago) Permalink

and then disappointment

Trϵϵship, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:27 (four months ago) Permalink

oh for fuck's sake

sleeve, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:47 (four months ago) Permalink

shouldn't we have a national conversation about the ERA on sean hannity and justice with judge jeanine before we go ahead with this?

Karl Malone, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:51 (four months ago) Permalink

"But then a tiny subcommittee in Richmond — the House Privileges and Elections subcommittee — voted along party lines to block the amendment from reaching the House floor after heavy lobbying from Cobb, president of the conservative Family Foundation of Virginia."

this is such a groovy time to be alive

rob, Thursday, 31 January 2019 22:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Well ready that didn’t just piss me the fuck off.. nope not at all

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 31 January 2019 23:12 (four months ago) Permalink

Reading*

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 31 January 2019 23:12 (four months ago) Permalink

good morning!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 31 January 2019 23:15 (four months ago) Permalink

Huh

Senate investigators have reportedly obtained records showing that Donald Trump Jr.'s phone calls ahead of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting were not with his father, as Democrats have long suspected.

CNN reported Thursday citing three sources with knowledge of the matter that records obtained by the Senate Intelligence Committee show Trump Jr. was speaking with two business associates.

The network said it had not confirmed the identity of the associates or the content of the calls. The associates were not named in the report, which said that the information about the blocked number emerged recently.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 31 January 2019 23:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Eh, could be.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 31 January 2019 23:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Maybe. But why did he just not say that?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 February 2019 00:24 (four months ago) Permalink

do innocent people ever talk this way

Just out: The big deal, very mysterious Don jr telephone calls, after the innocent Trump Tower meeting, that the media & Dems said were made to his father (me), were just conclusively found NOT to be made to me. They were made to friends & business associates of Don. Really sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 1, 2019

frogbs, Friday, 1 February 2019 03:40 (four months ago) Permalink

his father (me)

Clay, Friday, 1 February 2019 03:50 (four months ago) Permalink

he really does think everyone is as dumb as him

frogbs, Friday, 1 February 2019 03:53 (four months ago) Permalink

him bragging about this is so fucking weird that I almost wonder if this is fake news

frogbs, Friday, 1 February 2019 03:58 (four months ago) Permalink

whoah I had no idea we were just 1 state away from ratifying the ERA

There's some question about whether the recent ratifications actually mean anything in terms of the amendment's passage. The original deadline for ratification passed decades ago. Arguably the amendment would have to be reintroduced, and all the states would have to vote again.

jaymc, Friday, 1 February 2019 04:10 (four months ago) Permalink

from the new NYT interview:

“I lost massive amounts of money doing this job,” he said. “This is not the money. This is one of the great losers of all time. You know, fortunately, I don’t need money. This is one of the great losers of all time. But they’ll say that somebody from some country stayed at a hotel. And I’ll say, ‘Yeah.’ But I lose, I mean, the numbers are incredible.”

the president of the united states called being the president "one of the great losers of all time"! twice! on tape!
pelosi's comment about how she sometimes think she respects the office more than he does couldn't be more otm

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 1 February 2019 04:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Would be interesting to get him to define what he views as the role of President in depth and see how damning that was in itself. I thought it was supposed to be viewed as duty/responsibility much more than prestige.
Still don't get what exactly the long term politicians who slavishly follow him see in him. Does he exude pheromones or something? Comes across as a bumbling idiot from a distance.
Well hopefully when he goes he'll take a lot of them with him. Just hope there's going to be something left in his aftermath.

Stevolende, Friday, 1 February 2019 08:49 (four months ago) Permalink

He’s like a primary school kid who gets elected class president for a month and thinks that means he. An order people to do things.

suzy, Friday, 1 February 2019 09:14 (four months ago) Permalink

That Trump tweet is like the least unexpected thing ever. He cannot wait to point out a damning accusation which has been seemingly disproven. Because those things completely exonerate him of all wrongdoing dontchuknow.

See you later, I'm going to go take a look at this suicide robot. (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 February 2019 11:28 (four months ago) Permalink

good morning!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 February 2019 11:32 (four months ago) Permalink

I'd be content with "Really sad!" as the subtitle to the February thread.

innocence adjacent (Sanpaku), Friday, 1 February 2019 11:35 (four months ago) Permalink

The great losers line is good too

Evan, Friday, 1 February 2019 12:21 (four months ago) Permalink


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