US Politics, November 2019: These people are truly sick.

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

Off to Impeachment-land we go!

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:22 (one week ago) link

At some point, I’m going to sit down, perhaps as a fireside chat on live television, and I will air the tape and allow the American people to decide for themselves whether I was being 'peed on'.

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:26 (one week ago) link

has this bimbo ever told the truth?

Having called around some, reassured in my judgment that those House Republicans open to voting for impeachment simply decided to stick with the party yesterday, and to save their dissent for the real vote. No point telegraphing the jail break to the prison guards ahead of time.

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) November 1, 2019

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:33 (one week ago) link

His moron logic makes no sense. Republicans on deep background share their disagreements with the president, but publicly vote to support him. Again on deep background they claim they really do disagree with him, but claim next time they might not vote to support him. Sure. Fool me once ...

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 November 2019 13:35 (one week ago) link

I am sure the transcript will not have been altered with a Sharpie

Or a Shar-pee

Just as the dog who totally did not pee on the President was not a shar-pei

All I can say is that if the President goes on the radio, urine for a surprise

tempted by the fruit of your mother (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:38 (one week ago) link

I had a dream last night that Trump died of massive organ failure in American Samoa. The big news item was the fight over the body — the Samoans insisted he had to be buried there immediately.

Imagine my disappointment when I woke up to find he’s still alive.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:51 (one week ago) link

I'm sure his organ often fails but I'm equally sure that it's far from massive.

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 November 2019 13:54 (one week ago) link

ted cruz has... i dunno, i guess you could call them 'thoughts' in the broadest possible sense of the word

Hmm. Only 169 retweets. It’s almost like the 3.4M people who chose to follow this account never saw this particular tweet.... Wonder why? https://t.co/p1VdOKqxAK

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 31, 2019

non-euclidean lenin (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 November 2019 14:01 (one week ago) link

thought immediately of the @dril tweet that was like "my impressions are down! I'm fucked!!" and was glad to see it in the replies

frogbs, Friday, 1 November 2019 14:04 (one week ago) link

i think some of these politicians think that just because they put it on twitter, the entire universe should be seeing or hearing about it.

akm, Friday, 1 November 2019 14:05 (one week ago) link

Check yr mailbox, Ted, I just shot one of these your way

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61JI0QUD70L._UX466_.jpg

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 November 2019 14:06 (one week ago) link

xp well everyone else thinks that too, so it's nice to feel reflected in the leadership of the country

j., Friday, 1 November 2019 14:07 (one week ago) link

dang I wish the concept of shadowbanning had existed when I had to run social media accounts for work

rob, Friday, 1 November 2019 14:10 (one week ago) link

Aaaand they just did it *again.*

They brought us into session this morning, saw all the Dems were there, so they called a recess,

then another,

then another,

then another,

then another,

and every time we came back all the Dems were there.

So they cancelled the vote.

— Sen. Jeff Jackson (@JeffJacksonNC) October 31, 2019

lmao at these people crying about the process

frogbs, Friday, 1 November 2019 15:33 (one week ago) link

every kid who reached over and hit the reset button on the N64 when they were losing at Goldeneye is now a Republican

frogbs, Friday, 1 November 2019 15:34 (one week ago) link

What, are you just supposed to accept that any aspect of the known universe might not be operating in your particular favor at a given moment? Absurd!

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 November 2019 15:59 (one week ago) link

Kristol is terrible, but?

I'll go with Bill's call. https://t.co/TEBm0HCV5n

— Robert Reich (@RBReich) November 1, 2019

by the light of the burning Citroën, Friday, 1 November 2019 16:03 (one week ago) link

Bullshit, maybe they'll get like two votes. The GOP is bat shit.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 1 November 2019 16:07 (one week ago) link

brave GOP congressmen who anonymously complain about Trump and publicly support everything he does will one day have a memorial on the DC mall

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 1 November 2019 16:09 (one week ago) link

this is going to be straight party line votes all down the line - with maybe a couple vulnerable GOP Senators defecting (to no avail)

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 November 2019 16:10 (one week ago) link

always bears repeating that Kristol is a fucking idiot who should be in jail for his role in the Iraq War

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 November 2019 16:11 (one week ago) link

XPS Memorial in the shape of a giant waffle.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 1 November 2019 16:12 (one week ago) link

Re: Bill Kristol's nonsense. If House Republicans can't muster the courage and integrity to vote in favor of examining the evidence to determine whether the president committed an egregious abuse of power, then there's no reason on earth to think any of them will suddenly acquire courage and integrity when the evidence proves he did commit a high crime.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 1 November 2019 16:35 (one week ago) link

should also be noted that the subset "House Republicans open to voting for impeachment" is probably like 5 people

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 November 2019 16:37 (one week ago) link

What vote was cancelled? re: Jackson's tweet

WmC, Friday, 1 November 2019 16:40 (one week ago) link

NC veto override

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 November 2019 16:41 (one week ago) link

Ah yes of course

Revealed: Trump wanted to build a mega-church. His spiritual advisor and friend, @Paula_White, told me it was "dream" of @realDonaldTrump -- and they still might do it! https://t.co/6LOgcnMzSe pic.twitter.com/O7XzQXqYF0

— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) November 1, 2019

Ned Raggett, Friday, 1 November 2019 17:03 (one week ago) link

surely that's supposed to read maga-church

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 November 2019 17:07 (one week ago) link

Finding Trump Over Trials

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 November 2019 17:07 (one week ago) link

I'd think it would be difficult to believe in a god who takes such a light touch with the living, breathing embodiment of blasphemy.

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:09 (one week ago) link

their god is money

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 November 2019 17:10 (one week ago) link

head like a hole

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:12 (one week ago) link

Bullshit, maybe they'll get like two votes. The GOP is bat shit.

― Josh in Chicago, Friday, November 1, 2019 12:07 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

i don't think they'll even get 2 (unless you count that independent libertarian guy). they'll get will hurd and that's it.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:21 (one week ago) link

Amash will vote for it

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 November 2019 17:25 (one week ago) link

of course he's no longer GOP, as you note

Οὖτις, Friday, 1 November 2019 17:25 (one week ago) link

I have little doubt that Trump's "dream of building a mega-church" rests largely on his knowledge of how lucrative they can be.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:47 (one week ago) link

He wants to go to superHeaven, where they get the ape channel

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:49 (one week ago) link

A Donald Trump fireside chat would be De Niro's talk show from CASINO, to the 10th power. This needs to happen. And it can't be a one-off. We need Fox News to give him 90 minutes a night if he wants it - sitting in that bizarre defecatory posture in the Oval Office, sniffing like someone stuffed steel wool into his nostrils, squinting at the camera because he's too vain to wear his glasses...

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:50 (one week ago) link

Halloween was yesterday, ain't gotta give me nightmares today

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:51 (one week ago) link

Speaking of Fireside Chats, when did Presidents stop doing weekly radio addresses? I remember hearing recaps on weekend news at least through Clinton and maybe some of W.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:55 (one week ago) link

Great costumes! Thomas, #OutOfTheWill! https://t.co/ta6aJqfYq3

— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 31, 2019


it's funny because they're in the actual 1% and will face no repercussions for anything ever

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:56 (one week ago) link

Donald Trump continued the weekly video address for the first nine months of his administration, after which he put the address on hiatus.[2] He later released occasional "weekly" addresses before discontinuing the tradition entirely in June of 2018

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:57 (one week ago) link

DJTJ and his Fox News gf went as a hunter and a witch, respectively.

XP Thanks!

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 1 November 2019 17:59 (one week ago) link

I have little doubt that Trump's "dream of building a mega-church" rests largely on his knowledge of how lucrative they can be.

― A is for (Aimless), Friday, November 1, 2019 12:47 PM (twenty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Of course, it's literally the only reason he would even consider it.

Feed Me Wheat Thins (Old Lunch), Friday, 1 November 2019 18:14 (one week ago) link

Tax Exemptions too

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 1 November 2019 18:22 (one week ago) link

i'd honestly be curious to see how he'd manage to make that hemorrhage money.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 1 November 2019 18:22 (one week ago) link

read a pretty convincing argument that Trump literally does not know what "quid pro quo" is which is why he talks about it in such bizarre terms

clearly he doesn't understand what a "witch hunt" is either

frogbs, Friday, 1 November 2019 18:24 (one week ago) link

he's best pals with the falwell mega church empire, of course it's all about money

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Friday, 1 November 2019 18:25 (one week ago) link

good afternoon!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 1 November 2019 18:26 (one week ago) link

whoops I forgot most of these people are incapable of humiliation

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:26 (yesterday) link

speaking of humiliation, can we discuss Outback again

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:29 (yesterday) link

gday alfred!

j., Tuesday, 12 November 2019 17:56 (yesterday) link

lol wtf is this. Obviously a running-scared reaction to recent electoral losses in the suburbs, timed to draw attention away from impeachment but ... what is this (probably totally useless) anti-gun violence initiative gonna consist of? I assume randomly arresting/shotting brown people...

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/470077-barr-to-launch-anti-gun-violence-initiative-during-public-impeachment

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:10 (yesterday) link

Just Say No To Drugs Guns

Yul, Tied: A Celebration of Brynner in Bondage (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:13 (yesterday) link

G.A.R.E. to keep kids off guns

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:13 (yesterday) link

T.R.U.M.P.E.A.C.H.

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:23 (yesterday) link

This is your brain.

(brings double cheeseburger into frame)

This is your brain on guns.

(throws double cheeseburger at alarmed passerby)

Any questions?

(yes, several)

Yul, Tied: A Celebration of Brynner in Bondage (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:24 (yesterday) link

NAMGLA

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:31 (yesterday) link

trump steaks. ted cruz sr. killed jfk. tax cuts! judge recruits via the federalist society! A.L.E.C. paul manafort. roger stone. jared kushner. hunter biden. 666 5th ave. ivanka. burisma. rosneft. gop. nra

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:33 (yesterday) link

WHAT ELSE DOES QUALMSLEY HAVE TO SAY?????????

j., Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:35 (yesterday) link

Where's The Tax Returns!?!

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:37 (yesterday) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VB6uE4ERoM&feature=youtu.be

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:41 (yesterday) link

https://youtu.be/2VB6uE4ERoM

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:41 (yesterday) link

that's p tight

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:44 (yesterday) link

idk how many people like this there are (not a lot, I would guess) but we're gonna need as many of them to either stay home and not vote, or vote Dem, as possible

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:54 (yesterday) link

Warm up the police wagon!!!

—>Today, Rick Gates contradicted Trump’s written answers to Mueller’s questions.

Trump said he did not "recall" any conversations with Roger Stone re WikiLeaks & he first learned about the hacked emails "at or shortly after the time it became the subject of media reporting." 1/

— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) November 12, 2019

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:07 (yesterday) link

When the only thing your supporters are able to cling to is "but the economy is booming!" it's good to inflate those numbers by bajillions.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/11/trump-ivanka-created-14-million-jobs-lie.html?fbclid=IwAR09z0AkC8OVBVrWUzeaW3YDsly0yN3MlMnj17GmXlXmj4p3-EFq24nDF_w#comments

A breezy pop-rock feel fairly typical of the mid-'80s (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:34 (yesterday) link

idk how many people like this there are (not a lot, I would guess) but we're gonna need as many of them to either stay home and not vote, or vote Dem, as possible

― Οὖτις, Tuesday, November 12, 2019

or die of a Doritos-induced heartburn

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:39 (yesterday) link

"Dictators, it's okay, come on in, whatever's good for the United States."

Trump tells his story about how the first thing nearly every leader says to him is "congratulations on your economy." He says this includes prime ministers and presidents, kings and queens, dictators. "Dictators, it's okay, come on in, whatever's good for the United States."

— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 12, 2019

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:41 (yesterday) link

nKentuckian of note Tarence Ray looks back on the Kentucky gubernatorial election

If the Trump strategy is going to work for a governor, then, he must set his sights on select internal enemies of his state. Bevin unwisely chose public sector workers as his target, and he paid the ultimate price for it: these people are mostly middle class, they have nuclear families and mortgages, and they vote. He insulted them, then implemented harsher austerity measures on them in a ham-fisted attempt to fix the pension crisis, and then insulted them some more for whining about it. It’s no coincidence that he didn’t perform well in the suburbs. Bevin forgot the first rule of neoliberal governing: never insult the people you’re putting the screws to. This is America. You have to convince them that the austerity is in their best interest. We like to believe we’re free and democratic in this country, that we’ve chosen our own fate, and Bevin was shattering that illusion.

He was also fucking up the bag. A governor of an economically distressed state like Kentucky has one overriding task, which is to make the state attractive to investment. This includes things like handing out tax breaks to banks, and making workers maximally exploitable through union-busting laws. Bevin did both, but he alienated too many people in the process. Most voters remember that life was more or less the same under Bevin’s predecessor Steve Beshear, minus the circus politics, and so they voted for his cardboard cutout son.

https://thebaffler.com/latest/nothing-to-learn-ray

Simon H., Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:51 (yesterday) link

i had to read all the way to the link to figure out which side was being cynical, well played. i'm sympathetic to the analysis tho

and i approve this message (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 22:06 (yesterday) link

I mean, "national media misreads implications of Southern election" not exactly a huge stretch.

Simon H., Tuesday, 12 November 2019 22:07 (yesterday) link

yup/sigh

and i approve this message (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 22:11 (yesterday) link

So are the Republicans gonna do what they did in I forget which state, and hold a late-night lame-duck session to strip the governor's office of all its powers (to be reinstated the minute there's a Republican in there, of course)?

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 22:49 (yesterday) link

The only Democrat who filed to run against Sen. Tom Cotton dropped out of the race just hours after filing deadline - https://t.co/qRHEy7X0ln

— Reid Wilson (@PoliticsReid) November 12, 2019

Simon H., Tuesday, 12 November 2019 22:56 (yesterday) link

that was Virginia and iirc it failed?

xp

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:03 (yesterday) link

it was Wisconsin and I'm still pissed about it

frogbs, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:09 (yesterday) link

ah, right thx

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:21 (yesterday) link

and North Carolina

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:23 (yesterday) link

Genuinely thought that said John Mahoney

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:24 (yesterday) link

ah North Carolina must've been what I was thinking of, it was one of those "purple" southern states

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:37 (yesterday) link

Speaking of NC, the terrible idiot 36 year old man-child who just got elected to head the state board of education a few years ago has now decided to run for lieutenant governor. In his announcement today he professed that working in state government has allowed him to witness “the deep state of state bureaucracy” up close.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 01:37 (ten hours ago) link

By which I guess he means me, reading Tom Scocca’s tweets and posting in this thread while at work.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 01:39 (ten hours ago) link

I want to use deep state as a boogie monster substitute to belittle right-wing political appointees who can’t get anything done. “Oh, did the deep state getcha? Awww.”

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 02:01 (nine hours ago) link

Impeachment scheduling alert: Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr says trial will last for "6 to 8 weeks." It will run for 6 days a week, from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., a big chunk of time for senators also running for president hoping to be in IA, NH or anywhere but DC in Dec/Jan/Feb.

— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) November 12, 2019

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 02:19 (nine hours ago) link

V predictable

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 03:22 (eight hours ago) link

Who needs Disney+?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 03:24 (eight hours ago) link

HAIL SATAN

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 03:28 (eight hours ago) link

I m doronk

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 03:28 (eight hours ago) link

Me fore persidetn

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 03:29 (eight hours ago) link

Beto picked the wrong time to drop out.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 04:06 (seven hours ago) link

aren't IA and NH voters already armed with sufficient information to vote

grebbmoolb (crüt), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 04:33 (seven hours ago) link

really hate Nikki Haley

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 04:44 (six hours ago) link

i really hate her now, that's for sure.

and i approve this message (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 04:49 (six hours ago) link

same

Nikki Haley and that eyepatch motherfucker and like Tom Cotton are going to be running the show within 8 years fml

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 04:50 (six hours ago) link

Cotton has the charisma of tapioca, I’m not worried about him. Eyepatch seems especially fucking stupid but that’s hardly been an impediment to the party lately.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 05:22 (six hours ago) link

I hope Cotton dies on the fuckin toilet and someone photographs it

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 06:35 (five hours ago) link

agree that Tom Cotton seems so uncharismatic it's hard to see him as much of a threat

Dan S, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 07:59 (three hours ago) link

Good morning!

Well before Representative Peter King announced that he would retire next year, enough evidence existed that his prospects for re-election on Long Island as a Republican were narrowing.

Like so many suburban areas around the country, Long Island is undergoing a profound political shift, a transformation evident in the voter rolls, in the county seats, in recent election tallies and in census data.

Democrats now outnumber Republicans on Long Island, a once unthinkable development in a traditional conservative stronghold where voters backed every Republican presidential candidate, bar two, from 1900 to 1988.

Last year’s midterm elections saw Democrats capture six of the island’s nine State Senate seats, helping the party gain control of that legislative body for only the third time in the last 50 years.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:23 (nineteen minutes ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.