US Politics February 2019: This is one of the great losers of all time.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/us/politics/trump-wall-investigations-interview.html

“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.”

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 1 February 2019 12:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So, has anybody suggested he resign yet?

Stevolende, Friday, 1 February 2019 12:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I did the other day

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 1 February 2019 12:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/427773-gop-poised-to-rebuke-trump
they're gonna write a sternly worded letter, i tell you what

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 1 February 2019 13:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Why do H4berman and crew still drag themselves to Trump and record and write down these words of lunacy?

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 1 February 2019 13:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Does he actually exude pheromones or something? Are aliens among us?
Hate to think of the guy as the first evil mutant or something.

Stevolende, Friday, 1 February 2019 13:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Assuming news of who Jr called is accurate then congratulations, Trump team, this may be your first apparent exoneration in 2 years. Weird, though, how dad seems just as surprised as anyone else.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 February 2019 13:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Then again...

Wait wait wait. @DonaldJTrumpJr calling Howard Lorber, after his Trump Tower meeting with a Russian agent is supposed to be GOOD news for him?

Howard Lorber.

This Howard Lorber? pic.twitter.com/zE9cAbz5DG

— Eric Schmeltzer (@JustSchmeltzer) February 1, 2019

Ned Raggett, Friday, 1 February 2019 13:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Why do H4berman and crew still drag themselves to Trump and record and write down these words of lunacy?

http://skepchick.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/clicks.png

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 1 February 2019 13:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hey, we're outta the nuke agreement

all part of Putin's plan

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 1 February 2019 14:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

On Christie book:
TRUMP: He was not nice to my people. Some of them. Some of them he was.
HABERMAN: Well your family, he was not totally nice to your family.
TRUMP: No, but he was unbelievably nice to me, actually.
HABERMAN: So, you’re fine with it?"https://t.co/qVgJIXEuVi

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 1, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 1 February 2019 17:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is a very serious security situation we are creating by letting the Russians off the hook, perhaps opening the door to a 21st century arms race. Gotta admit that I did not expect to see the word "fantastic" in the statement about it. https://t.co/STuJ4DduGC

— Alexandra Bell (@atomicbell) February 1, 2019

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Friday, 1 February 2019 17:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Long term Bolton goal realized

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Friday, 1 February 2019 17:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Standard negotiation strategy: set a timer for something to stop working

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 February 2019 18:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Coulter just called her former hero a "lunatic"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 1 February 2019 19:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Maybe she’s a single issue racist

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 February 2019 19:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

love 2 see right wing infighting

sleeve, Friday, 1 February 2019 19:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

A subset of stupidity is made up of trump supporters who would abandon him because Ann Coulter said so

Karl Malone, Friday, 1 February 2019 19:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

She was Deep State all along!

nickn, Friday, 1 February 2019 19:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's nice to a circular fire squad not involving Dems/leftists for once.

Stateleee, Plump Buck Mulleeegan (Leee), Friday, 1 February 2019 19:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh good

BREAKING: Gov. Ralph Northam yearbook page shows blackface and Klan photohttps://t.co/6A89ejp5Ho

— The Virginian-Pilot (@virginianpilot) February 1, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 1 February 2019 21:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just teens being teens nbd

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he was 25

sans lep (sic), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh didn't even notice it was medical school year book

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it was the 80s man nbd

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is GOP angling to try and get him to resign or something

weird that this didn't come out ahead of the election tbh

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 February 2019 21:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

GOP's oppo research is awful, look at all the Trump stuff they got absolutely blindsided with

frogbs, Friday, 1 February 2019 21:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

idk what there is to say about this really apart from it's obviously racist, he should apologize for it, and then move on

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 February 2019 21:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Florida's secretary of state resigned last week after blackface photos emerged. Can't he resign? Is the lieutenant governor a Dem?

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 February 2019 21:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I imagine there was a renewed effort to dredge up dirt on Northam because of this nonsense: https://www.vox.com/2019/2/1/18205428/virginia-abortion-bill-kathy-tran-ralph-northam

simmy simmy ya, simmy yam simmy yay (voodoo chili), Friday, 1 February 2019 22:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yes, and african anerican

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Xp

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Wait, it's not even him? his yearbook photo is on a page across from the offensive stuff? why should he resign?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh, I see. it's on his personal page? ouch.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what sort of yearbook editor even puts that photo in wtf

frogbs, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, and in 1984.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the year Revenge of the Nerds came out

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

anyway yeah idgaf about Northam, this guy seems fine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Fairfax

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fairfax gave the commencement speech at my nephew's graduation, he seems awesome - I was impressed

sleeve, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you know maybe the GOP did find the photo but chose not to release it because they were afraid their base would vote for him instead

frogbs, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol I had the same thought

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"if our guys find out he's a racist, they might vote FOR him!"

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 February 2019 22:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lmao

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 1 February 2019 22:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Virginia's governors serve only one term (usually). So I guess this means Northam won't be a senator. Ok.

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 1 February 2019 22:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a lot of people have said there is nothing he can say to excuse that, but someone came up with a good one: "I am proud to have included in my yearbook a picture of the two racists I killed with my bare hands."

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 February 2019 23:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

haha

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 February 2019 23:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Northram's statement:

“Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive.

“I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now.

“This behavior is not in keeping with who I am today and the values I have fought for throughout my career in the military, in medicine, and in public service. But I want to be clear, I understand how this decision shakes Virginians’ faith in that commitment.

“I recognize that it will take time and serious effort to heal the damage this conduct has caused. I am ready to do that important work. The first step is to offer my sincerest apology and to state my absolute commitment to living up to the expectations Virginians set for me when they elected me to be their Governor.”

I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now. and I resign.

fixed

Karl Malone, Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the silver lining in these poll numbers for Schultz is that he has so, so much room to grow

These numbers almost defy belief. Everybody thinks Howard Schultz sucks. https://t.co/CuXPangLDy pic.twitter.com/RcRlJg5pcw

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 2, 2019

Karl Malone, Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It’s a breathtaking failure to read the room

rob, Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a costume that is clearly racist and offensive

He should have to specify which one!

jmm, Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that sing-song 9th Circuit rant was really unhinged

Dan S, Saturday, 16 February 2019 03:18 (two days ago) Permalink

Holy shit, what the fuck.

Sometimes I just need to say it explicitly and really let it sink in: this man is the President of the United States.

A functioning gazebo made of Candlebox cassingles (Old Lunch), Saturday, 16 February 2019 04:17 (two days ago) Permalink

wow, what the hell

k3vin k., Saturday, 16 February 2019 05:25 (two days ago) Permalink

Mustard needs to set that to a great beat

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 16 February 2019 11:34 (two days ago) Permalink

Our auto-autotuning POTUS.

A functioning gazebo made of Candlebox cassingles (Old Lunch), Saturday, 16 February 2019 13:25 (two days ago) Permalink

Sometimes I just need to say it explicitly and really let it sink in: this man is the President of the United States.

sort of the natural end product of that shining occupation

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 16 February 2019 14:07 (two days ago) Permalink

National Emergency, Day 1. A nation holds its breath in terror. Will we survive this? pic.twitter.com/HrmoChgC1e

— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) February 16, 2019

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:22 (two days ago) Permalink

Also....THAT'S the private club that's supposed to be the height of members-only luxury? I've seen breakfast rooms as nice as that at airport Ramadas.

— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) February 16, 2019

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:23 (two days ago) Permalink

United Club is better than that

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:31 (two days ago) Permalink

Nice Vampire Weekend tribute in the next room tho.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:36 (two days ago) Permalink

Man, that omelette station chef could do us all a favor and take one for the country.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 16 February 2019 18:06 (two days ago) Permalink

I’d like to think the egg mix has had a distinct scrotumy taste for a while now.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 16 February 2019 18:16 (two days ago) Permalink

Omelet station has a choice of the finest... ketchups

Goddess, goddesses, gods or God, end this world please

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 16 February 2019 19:09 (two days ago) Permalink

tbf, i think i see tabasco there too.

nickn, Saturday, 16 February 2019 20:56 (two days ago) Permalink

Did he really declare a national emergency? I didn't get a Presidential Alert about it on my phone.

⅋ (crüt), Saturday, 16 February 2019 20:58 (two days ago) Permalink

What's up with his face?

Ned Trifle X, Saturday, 16 February 2019 21:41 (two days ago) Permalink

Ark of the covenant opened

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 16 February 2019 22:09 (two days ago) Permalink

We’re all gonna ignore the “walk the walk” poster?

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 17 February 2019 02:18 (yesterday) Permalink

Trying to

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 February 2019 02:36 (yesterday) Permalink

fucking nytimes, this is just an enraging subhed at the top of their homepage right now:

Data suggested that the harsh immigration policies may be achieving some of their intended effects.

what are these "intended effects" ny times? what is the INTENTION behind trump's harsh immigration policies - policies like locking up thousands of children? like building a giant medieval wall? if you listen to trump, you hear that it's "because we have tremendous amounts of drugs flowing into the country" or because violent criminals cross the border and attack people.

but the piece goes on to profile a woman named natali who's fleeing a honduran gang who had threatened her. and a guy named elde, who wasn't dissuaded by trump's policies at all and tried crossing the border but failed. "i'll just keep trying" he says. and a 50-year-old woman with her teenage daughter who, when asked if she would try crossing illegally if that were her last option said "yes".

LITERALLY NONE OF THE STATED "INTENDED EFFECTS" OF TRUMP'S POLICIES ARE BEING BORNE OUT IN THESE INTERVIEWS

but all that aside - the ACTUAL "intentions" of trump's immigration policies is just as likely, and arguably more likely, to be aimed at bolstering his poll numbers and to deliver on demagogic promises he made in the 2016 campaign.

so we have a story about some people finding it difficult to cross but basically saying they're going to keep trying anyway because their lives suck so hard where they come from. the headline to that might read: "MIGRANTS SEEK US RESIDENCE DESPITE SETBACKS"

or: "TRUMP POLICIES FAIL TO DETER HARD-LUCK MIGRANTS"

or if you were writing a story about trump's "intentions" with these policies you might write: "TRUMP APPROVAL STUBBORNLY LOW DESPITE EMERGENCY"

but instead?

Data suggested that the harsh immigration policies may be achieving some of their intended effects.
fuck off

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 17 February 2019 11:22 (yesterday) Permalink

Hear, hear Tracer.

I recently had a minor epiphany of sorts, which I haven't yet been able to put into practice, that I should be challenging the "immigration problem" rhetoric I still occasionally encounter among my acquaintances* by asking them to answer two simple questions: Do you think the "problem" has gotten worse since the Clinton years? And do you know what the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 did?

*Mostly white, Southern old-timers from 12-step meetings, who seem pleasant enough until they get to running their mouths outside in the smokers' circle

The depressed somebody from the popular David Bowie song, (bernard snowy), Sunday, 17 February 2019 15:27 (yesterday) Permalink

good morning!

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:00 (yesterday) Permalink

"...a thing called the Nobel Prize,”

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:01 (yesterday) Permalink

that's a great link bernard. vox really delivers the goods sometimes.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:15 (yesterday) Permalink

Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:34 (yesterday) Permalink

otm, get it done america

a surprise challenge that ended with a gunging (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:35 (yesterday) Permalink

It's true his tweets are funnier than SNL

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:36 (yesterday) Permalink

I totally support Trump and the GOP starting their own competing comedy show.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 17 February 2019 16:36 (yesterday) Permalink

WASHINGTON — Senator Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, vowed on Sunday to investigate whether the top officials at the Justice Department and the F.B.I. plotted an “attempted bureaucratic coup” to remove President Trump from office, and said he would subpoena the former F.B.I. director and the deputy attorney general if necessary.

Mr. Graham was reacting to an interview in which the former F.B.I. deputy director, Andrew G. McCabe, confirmed an earlier New York Times report that the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, had suggested wearing a wire in meetings with Mr. Trump and that Justice Department officials had discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office.

Mr. Rosenstein has disputed the account.

“I think everybody in the country needs to know if it happened,” Mr. Graham said on the CBS program “Face the Nation,” calling Mr. McCabe’s assertion “beyond stunning.” He added: “I’m going to do everything I can to get to the bottom of Department of Justice, F.B.I. behavior toward President Trump and his campaign.”

Asked by the program’s host, Margaret Brennan, if he would subpoena Mr. McCabe and Mr. Rosenstein to testify, Mr. Graham said, “How can I not if that’s what it takes?” He promised to have a hearing to find out “who’s telling the truth.”

was lindsey graham always this loathsome? he's gone from 95th percentile asshole to 99.999th god-tier over this past year

Karl Malone, Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:48 (yesterday) Permalink

He tweeted that about SNL just to twit Lorne Michaels into having Stephen Miller host it. Lorne would 100% do it, if asked.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:50 (yesterday) Permalink

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steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:50 (yesterday) Permalink

def most likely to have a a closet full of skeletons in David Pecker's safe

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:51 (yesterday) Permalink

xpost Graham

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:51 (yesterday) Permalink

He tweeted that about SNL just to twit Lorne Michaels into having Stephen Miller host it. Lorne would 100% do it, if asked.

speaking of NBC late-night hosts, i have to admit i wouldn't mind watching jimmy fallon rustle and tussle the top of stephen miller's head like he did trump's

Karl Malone, Sunday, 17 February 2019 17:58 (yesterday) Permalink

Lindsay Graham's performance as Compromised Senator #2 is a little too on-the-nose for my liking but tbf the script is also to blame, as his crooked motivations shouldn't be this glaringly telegraphed this early in the story.

A functioning gazebo made of Candlebox cassingles (Old Lunch), Sunday, 17 February 2019 18:10 (yesterday) Permalink

Weird how at one point South Carolina of all places had an Indian-American governor, an African-American senator and um, Lindsey Graham.

pplains, Sunday, 17 February 2019 18:13 (yesterday) Permalink

Someone forgot to bring the applesauce sign to Europe with them.

Speaking to a security conference in Munich, Pence tells his audience he brings greetings from President Trump... and not a single person claps. #awkward pic.twitter.com/JkFpsKqfgk

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 16, 2019

pplains, Sunday, 17 February 2019 18:17 (yesterday) Permalink

OMG -- Pence was visibly shook in Poland when he received absolutely no reaction to what was clearly supposed to be an applause line about how "the time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal." pic.twitter.com/biRxARZkcM

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 16, 2019

pplains, Sunday, 17 February 2019 18:18 (yesterday) Permalink

The idea that Pence didn’t have more self awareness how unpopular this decision was internationally might negate the perception that he’d be more skillful at getting through bad policy ideas than Trump has been.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:05 (yesterday) Permalink

He’s extremely stupid, and there’s a long public record of his stupidity to back it up.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:17 (yesterday) Permalink

o do i have this right

1) there is a national emergency on the texas border
2) the president is vacationing in florida
3) the veep is out of the country

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:23 (yesterday) Permalink

xpost i wasn't that familiar with pence before he became VP, so i always kind of thought people were exaggerating his stupidity. but he really is fucking stupid and his trademark blank look is a result of the complete inactivity inside his head rather than any sort of steely resolve or poker face

Karl Malone, Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:53 (yesterday) Permalink

theoretically someone could fill up his cavernous brain cavity with an agenda or information or some sort of purpose, but no one has done it so he's just the weekend at bernies 2 dead guy, standing there and occasionally making his arms move to sign documents

Karl Malone, Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:55 (yesterday) Permalink

he says the words that mean the things, and he says them in the right order, what more do you want?? does he have to SHOW you his pair of gray Bike coach's shorts for to understand he's that kind of solid dude? come on now

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 18 February 2019 00:22 (nineteen hours ago) Permalink

Talk about a bubble... everywhere that guy goes, people are cheering in the right places. It must be confounding to hear that stone cold silence. He may have excused it in his head that the mic must've dropped out.

pplains, Monday, 18 February 2019 02:15 (seventeen hours ago) Permalink

I posted this a few months ago. Doesn't matter how big the crowd, Pencey still gonna do the booming Political Title FIRSTNAME LASTNAME when he gets to do it.

https://t.co/eJG4oDztLV

— Together (@IndivisibleLRCA) September 21, 2018

pplains, Monday, 18 February 2019 02:20 (seventeen hours ago) Permalink

bless his heart, as they say in parts of the country (not sure about indiana).

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Monday, 18 February 2019 18:07 (one hour ago) Permalink

"mom, i said the words"

*cries*

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 18 February 2019 19:28 (ten minutes ago) Permalink

Trump will be on campus in a couple hours. Two buildings away an anti-abortion group, the kind that loves gruesome blown up photos of eviscerated fetuses, has its annual display. He'll love it!

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 February 2019 19:37 (fifty-three seconds ago) Permalink


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