US Politics April 2019 Thread: 'I find that pretty hard to believe'

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this is it, this is the month trump will be deposed and normal life will resume again

mr greta t. gremlin (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 1 April 2019 13:40 (two months ago) Permalink

good morning!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 April 2019 14:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Bitter resignation, on both politics and popular entertainment fronts.

Kardashev scale sex tape (Sanpaku), Monday, 1 April 2019 15:52 (two months ago) Permalink

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steven, soda jerk (sic), Monday, 1 April 2019 16:12 (two months ago) Permalink

You and me both, brother.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 April 2019 16:21 (two months ago) Permalink

I wondered why Merrick Garland was trending on Twitter this morning.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 April 2019 19:22 (two months ago) Permalink

It's time for McConnell's organic composition to stop obstructing the will of the Grim Reaper.

A man of surgery, to remove the metal pellets from my flesh (Old Lunch), Monday, 1 April 2019 19:30 (two months ago) Permalink

@ Alfred

Tucker Carlson: “Chris Hayes is what every man would be” if feminists had absolute power https://t.co/62lOieLxIw

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 2, 2019

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 April 2019 03:44 (two months ago) Permalink

FOX News hosts have started creating commentary using MadLibs? I guess this has been coming for a long time - and now here it is at last.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 03:56 (two months ago) Permalink

I guess that was a joke, but why should we care about anything Tucker Carlson has to say, fuck him

Dan S, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 04:05 (two months ago) Permalink

ah yes hyper-masculine he-man... Tucker Carlson

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 04:23 (two months ago) Permalink

We shouldn't, but he is an effective propagandist with a huge platform. He should be used

anvil, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 04:24 (two months ago) Permalink

...as a rug.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 04:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Tucker Carlson is what every man would be if ...

Fungus could talk?
They were grown in vats?
All children were hated by their mothers?

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 04:55 (two months ago) Permalink

His face is a diaper rash

Buttigieg comes right from the source (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 05:17 (two months ago) Permalink

in a decent society mcconnell would be put up against a wall and [redacted]

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 05:22 (two months ago) Permalink

I guess that was a joke, but why should we care about anything Tucker Carlson has to say, fuck him

its not

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Well, it is but only inasmuch as it was an agglomeration of words that came out of the face hole of Tucker Carlson.

Piecing together a lost culture from an unearthed Joshua Kadison CD (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:15 (two months ago) Permalink

He's not even trying anymore.

Yerac, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:19 (two months ago) Permalink

I know he claims to have given up drinking more than a decade ago, but nothing he says nor his choice of face lotions suggests he doesn't pour a fifth of bourbon in his coffee every hour.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:24 (two months ago) Permalink

In that rant, absolute feminism leads to needing eyeglasses?

Yerac, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Low-T is worse than a carotene deficiency wrt man vision.

Piecing together a lost culture from an unearthed Joshua Kadison CD (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:29 (two months ago) Permalink

I just had to review Tuck Carlson's history. His mother ran off to France when he was 6 to be free. This all makes sense now. At least he's not a serial killer. Probably because his daddy remarried rich.

Yerac, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:29 (two months ago) Permalink

Women who don't actively want children, should not have children and should be free to make that decision. Otherwise, you get Tucker Carlsons and serial killers.

Yerac, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:32 (two months ago) Permalink

But you repeat yourself.

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:36 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't think we can say with 100% certainty that there isn't some overlap between those two categories.

xpost ha

Piecing together a lost culture from an unearthed Joshua Kadison CD (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:36 (two months ago) Permalink

"Their mother, Lisa McNear Carlson, left the family when he was six. “Totally bizarre situation—which I never talk about, because it was actually not really part of my life at all,” Carlson told The New Yorker in 2017.""

Sure, Tuck.

Yerac, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Tucker's mom otm

Buttigieg comes right from the source (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:02 (two months ago) Permalink

tucker’s not crying, YOU’RE crying

mr greta t. gremlin (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Twitter has apparently alerted me to Chris Hayes' considerable MSNBC-watching mom lust.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:18 (two months ago) Permalink

I’m ok with everyone being Chris Hayes. pic.twitter.com/kLCeHy5FqG

— chalin (@chalin) April 2, 2019

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:19 (two months ago) Permalink

I like Chris Hayes. I've never seen his show, but I enjoy his podcast and Twitter presence.

jaymc, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:54 (two months ago) Permalink

twitter presence by Chris Hayes is my favorite cologne

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:00 (two months ago) Permalink

yea Chris Hayes is very good, probably the only nightly news show I'd actually watch

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:04 (two months ago) Permalink

even the dirtbag left seems to like him.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:09 (two months ago) Permalink

he looks like he smells nice

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:11 (two months ago) Permalink

on a more serious note, he was the only person with a national TV platform to devote a segment to Puerto Rico last night

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:12 (two months ago) Permalink

“We’re letting people have a week to say, ‘Investigate the investigators!’ Take the victory lap, everyone agrees. Spike the football,” the first senior White House official said. “But then we need to put this behind us. Let’s not relive this. Let’s not drag Andrew McCabe in front of a panel or something that goes on forever.” The senior official said this view was widely held inside the White House.

For this to be successful, the president — who is, after all, still reliving the events of the 2016 Republican primary and general election, a tale more than three years old at this point — would need to seal himself off in a cocoon and emerge another man.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/04/trump-aides-fear-he-is-overselling-his-exoneration.html

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 18:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Trump just said "my father is German, was German. Born in a very wonderful place in Germany." Fred Trump was born in New York. pic.twitter.com/U6eWYPzjrJ

— Tommy MMXIXtopher (@tommyxtopher) April 2, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:31 (two months ago) Permalink

I mean, this guy spearheaded the Birther movement... just amazing.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Trump accidentally revealing that he's the illegitimate son of an actual, historical Nazi afaict

Piecing together a lost culture from an unearthed Joshua Kadison CD (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:37 (two months ago) Permalink

he'll just say that he meant to say grandfather, which is true, if he even bothers to say anything about it at all

gbx, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:51 (two months ago) Permalink

He never misspeaks though.

LEOPLOD BLOOMPS (Leee), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Something fishy about this trump guy

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Trumpito muttering "oranges" every time he's trying to say "origins" just makes me a little more hopeful his Vito Corleone end is nigh.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:05 (two months ago) Permalink

lol

Dan S, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Mueller had a clear shot. But he decided to back off. He must not really think what trump did matters.

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:38 (one month ago) Permalink

3% right, 97% wrong

On the last-gasp conspiracy theory of the collusion dead-enders to keep the flock hooked: that William Barr is materially misrepresenting the Mueller report & Mueller and his entire team are just remaining quiet & not objecting about this wholesale distortion of their work: pic.twitter.com/ESq8Dw4nr1

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 27, 2019

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:44 (one month ago) Permalink

didn't only like 19 people bother to vote, bcz America?

xp

― blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:30 PM (seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

no. turnout was enormous for a midterm year and not terrible in an absolute sense (50-60%) depending on whether you mean CA, LA county or the city. participation in a technical ballot measure like that was lower than the turnout, but it was still 30%ish iirc.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Wow. Mueller wrote a letter to William Barr complaining that his summary of the report confused the public, potentially undermining public confidence in the investigation, WaPo reports.

Of course, it did exactly that. Key quote from Mueller's letter:https://t.co/30maBGNBfT pic.twitter.com/oOGlTs4F2V

— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) April 30, 2019

so...why didn't mueller turn down the opportunity to review barr's 4 page cover-up misleading summary letter?

and after it came out and was intentionally misleading, why did he say nothing for a month+? why can't he find a fucking day on his calendar to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee?

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:48 (one month ago) Permalink

People not understanding Mueller’s adherence to his clearly restricted remit and his obeisance to hierarchy: he’s a Marine, sorry

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:49 (one month ago) Permalink

caek: the latter is probably what I'm thinking of, I was tinkerbelling the measure during that week and remember the vote being extra disappointing

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Mueller is a Republican, let's remember, and, also, he believes indicting a president would upset our constitutional norms as much as letting Donald J. Trump occupy the Oval Office for 18 more months or another six years.

In other words, a classic Beltway stooge.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:53 (one month ago) Permalink

xp it wasn't a close ballot (60/40) but if the last time you checked on turnout was the day after the election, remember that 50% (and climbing) of CA voters who do vote do so by post and don't show up in the "turnout was terrible" takes everyone insists on writing the morning after.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:56 (one month ago) Permalink

p.s. impeach barr. he deserves it.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:56 (one month ago) Permalink

word ^

meanwhile at home

The 2019 election will boast the highest enrolment rate in Australian history (96.8%) and a record enrolment rate for young Australians (88.8%), in figures released on Tuesday.

9.7% of enrolled voters are now between 18 and 24. fuck 'em up, millennials

blokes you can't rust (sic), Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:58 (one month ago) Permalink

Mueller is a Republican, let's remember, and, also, he believes indicting a president would upset our constitutional norms as much as letting Donald J. Trump occupy the Oval Office for 18 more months or another six years.

on the latter part, he was following justice department guidelines, as ill-suited for our current times as they may be. on the former, he's a republican who oversaw a damning document (and with excellent prose, as you noted!) of a sitting republican president. once you've been the lead author of a 450 page report that features hundreds of instances of the president being a crook, it would seem that opening your mouth to let someone know that the attorney general is mischaracterizing your report isn't such a big step

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Pretty clear that the "irritation" of Barr and his aides is that Mueller had presented them with a report designed for public consumption and clearly aimed at Congress. In other words, he seriously complicated the cover up plan.

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 1, 2019

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:09 (one month ago) Permalink

whoops, meant to include this as well

the true nature of the irritation becomes clear down in the Times story pic.twitter.com/0IoiG5r5VJ

— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 1, 2019

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:09 (one month ago) Permalink

he's a republican who oversaw a damning document (and with excellent prose, as you noted!) of a sitting republican president. once you've been the lead author of a 450 page report that features hundreds of instances of the president being a crook, it would seem that opening your mouth to let someone know that the attorney general is mischaracterizing your report isn't such a big step

Yes, and that's partly why he made the prose so transparent. He's also a wuss.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Not really surprising like it isn't the first time Barr helped bury bad news. Jeeze you even had Ollie's name come up this weekend too...

earlnash, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:30 (one month ago) Permalink

How did Mueller not understand that the first thing people heard about the report would have a bigger impact than totality of the 450 pages, as absorbed by a sensitive and objective reader? In Trump’s America?

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 00:57 (one month ago) Permalink

He seems like naive and kind of dumb or else complicit in—if not the cover up—positioning this so it fizzled out. Between this and rosenstein praising trump’s warmth and humor i just

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Treeship

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:08 (one month ago) Permalink

lol

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Treeship again otm

Dan S, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:20 (one month ago) Permalink

You guys can think trump is warm and humorous if you want

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Xps

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I want to kiss his KFC-stained mouth.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:22 (one month ago) Permalink

People not understanding Mueller’s adherence to his clearly restricted remit and his obeisance to hierarchy: he’s a Marine, sorry

― El Tomboto, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:49 PM (four hours ago)

I guess, but it's just so weak

Dan S, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 04:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Sounds like its the DOJ not Mueller not allowing a date to be set for a hearing. Him still currently being an employee of them.
Which sounds like obstructing justice in itself don't it?

Stevolende, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 09:56 (one month ago) Permalink

When the bots get a little confused about today's mission...

My husband a New York City firefighter for 15 years will be voting Trump 2020 all the way!!

— Fuck Donald Trump (@gIamourizes) May 1, 2019

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Not even the bots are immune to meltdown may

Simon H., Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:26 (one month ago) Permalink

seems like it was a different avatar and name, trump retweeted it, then the owner changed display name and avatar to this. classic twitter move

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Lindsay Graham to kick things off:

HIllary
Hillary
Hillary
etc

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:19 (one month ago) Permalink

anyone watching the barr hearing or are we just scandal'd out for the decade

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:26 (one month ago) Permalink

hadrian and me are not scandal'd out

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:27 (one month ago) Permalink

obv I hate myself

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:28 (one month ago) Permalink

without a doubt

if i was burned at the stake i would ask for a mirror

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:29 (one month ago) Permalink

it's May yall

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I see Barr's m.o. of boring his enemies to death is in full effect.

WmC, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Close thread...?

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:44 (one month ago) Permalink

can we keep assessing relative merits of teacher scabbing first

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:47 (one month ago) Permalink

may 2019: NNNGGHHH my teeth are gnashed to pieces

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:48 (one month ago) Permalink

bruxit is how we're all gonne die

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

GNASH MY TEETH INTO PIECES

THIS IS MAY POL'TICS THREAD

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:52 (one month ago) Permalink

this lindsey graham line of leading questions is so fucking pathetic . he is such an embarrassment

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:53 (one month ago) Permalink

how is it possible to be as bad as Diane Feinstein is at this

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:59 (one month ago) Permalink

omg Barr is just spewing reprehensible bullshit making up endless excuses for Trump. What the fuck ?! why the fuck did i watch this ?

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:59 (one month ago) Permalink

xp yes! she should be fucking his shit up right now

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:00 (one month ago) Permalink

if i was burned at the stake i would ask for a mirror

may thread title imho

Simon H., Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:01 (one month ago) Permalink

rofl "if he felt the investigation was unfair it's okay to obstruct!"

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:01 (one month ago) Permalink

What the hell, Lindsey?? pic.twitter.com/4DhtqEXs4Y

— Vic Berger IV (@VicBergerIV) May 1, 2019

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Done!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:04 (one month ago) Permalink

grassley's old fucking corpse up there talking about a dossier .

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:06 (one month ago) Permalink


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