US Politics, October 2018: next week will be even longer

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nice knowing you

New: At WH, President Trump expresses suspicion about UN climate report: “It was given to me. And I want to look at who drew it. You know, which group drew it. I can give you reports that are fabulous and I can give you reports that aren't so good.”

— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 9, 2018

frogbs, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:29 (one year ago) link

¿?

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:30 (one year ago) link

*fabulous* global warming reports, yeah right buddy...

Freddy "Boom Boom" QAnon (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:32 (one year ago) link

Request for removal made btw.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 21:36 (one year ago) link

I got an A on my Global Warming final yo

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 22:37 (one year ago) link

SOCIALFLOW &
SPLINTER_FACEBOOK &
SPLINTER_FACEBOOK &
SOCIALFLOW &
GEORGE

My Gig: The Thin Beast (sic), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 23:09 (one year ago) link

utm

mookieproof, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 23:10 (one year ago) link

Splinter is not a good site guys

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 23:10 (one year ago) link

the writing is terrible and the journalism/research is next to non-existent

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 23:11 (one year ago) link

don't love Pelosi enough

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:33 (one year ago) link

You don't need Splinter when one of our local boys read DeSantis' book:

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/floridas-ron-desantis-wrote-book-excusing-slavery-10809091

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:35 (one year ago) link

Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis' 2011 tome, Dreams From Our Founding Fathers, is terrible. It's a book-long screed from the then-Tea Party candidate, in which DeSantis screams at President Barack Obama for 286 pages, implies he is a closet Marxist, and at one point writes that Obama has "Muslim roots." The book sucks because it is an absolute slog. New Times combed through huge portions of DeSantis' repetitive, banal, witless, and crushingly pedestrian prose, and the project reads like a book report from a dying Confederate soldier trying to get a community college poli-sci degree.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:35 (one year ago) link

How the F is he having another rally?

Yerac, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:50 (one year ago) link

sta-mi-na

j., Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:51 (one year ago) link

is that linklater spot playing on tv?

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 02:15 (one year ago) link

How the F is he having another rally?

I think this is the second of five this week

They mean that people and TV cameras look at him, which is the only thing in the entire world that he actually cares about

My Gig: The Thin Beast (sic), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 04:04 (one year ago) link

...and right now he has the excuse that's helping GOP candidates in the midterms (remember his whole "throw the son of bitch out" thing with the NFL happened at a Luther Strange event).

Ubering With The King (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 05:08 (one year ago) link

reason]? well i never

https://reason.com/blog/2018/10/08/trump-finances-subsidies-tax-fraud

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:59 (one year ago) link

good mourning!

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:13 (one year ago) link

these rallies will be helpful to the GOP because what the Trump base wants is to see more clips of Trump talking shit. that's what gets them to show up at the polls.

crüt, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:19 (one year ago) link

Not necessarily. We'll find out in less than four weeks.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:21 (one year ago) link

yeah, i mean having to listen to this bloviating moron constantly will likely work just as hard in the opposite direction

circa1916, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:24 (one year ago) link

I ask only that he use these rallies to heartily endorse as many GOP candidates as possible, by name, explicitly and repeatedly, preferably coupled with unfounded slander against their opponents. This has been a winning strategy which he absolutely should sustain.

Extra Shprankles (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:25 (one year ago) link

Dems could honestly learn a thing or two from Trump about campaigning. I wish more politicians from our side weren't afraid to call out the other side as being truly dangerous and destructive to civilization. Trump at least is good at whipping his minions into a frenzy about the looming socialist menace that is the Democrat party. obviously Fox News has been doing it too for years.

evol j, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:41 (one year ago) link

You'd think the party that believed in institutions would show less fear about denouncing the charlatans and grifters destroying those institutions.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 13:47 (one year ago) link

you're the one that's crazy, institutions...

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:00 (one year ago) link

Now, the Trump administration proposes to dramatically limit the right to demonstrate near the White House and on the National Mall, including in ways that would violate court orders that have stood for decades. The proposal would close 80 percent of the White House sidewalk, put new limits on spontaneous demonstrations, and open the door to charging fees for protesting.

Fee requirements could make mass protests like Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic 1963 March on Washington and its “I have a dream” speech too expensive to happen.

The public has until October 15 to comment on the plans, and on Monday, we submitted our formal written comment explaining why the planned changes are unconstitutional.

https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/rights-protesters/trump-administration-seeks-stifle-protests-near-white-house-and

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:44 (one year ago) link

Charging a fee to protest. That is the most neo-American idea of all time.

1-800-CALL-ATT (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:46 (one year ago) link

freedom aint free

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:47 (one year ago) link

I guess the devil’s in the details, like how many protesters would have to be exceeded before a permit is needed

1-800-CALL-ATT (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:49 (one year ago) link

The devil isn’t even in the details dude it’s right there

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:50 (one year ago) link

I guess the devil’s in the details

The devil's in the White House.

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:53 (one year ago) link

Would hope for more ability from the Prince of Darkness.
Maybe the level of chaos is a sign though.
& the amazing ability to get away with things.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:20 (one year ago) link

Trump says something to Justice Kennedy that shocks him. Something's up. (No sound) pic.twitter.com/qSkTu9B092

— Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) October 8, 2018

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:10 (one year ago) link

TRUMP: I hope you can talk to Brett about ruling on some cases coming before him.

TONY: Why didn't you ask me this outside?

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:17 (one year ago) link

total straw-grasping, i fear. could just as easily be like "and then the caterers tried to tack on all these added fees." "no! ughhh, now that's what i hate..."

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:22 (one year ago) link

yup wgaf

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:23 (one year ago) link

new Politico-Morning Consult poll finds that voters say by 46 percent to 40 percent that the Senate was “wrong” to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, but also that the battle over Kavanaugh is energizing Democratic voters more than Republican ones:

Following the GOP-led effort to push through his nomination, enthusiasm among Democratic voters has surged. More than 3 in 4 Democrats (77 percent) say they are “very motivated” to turn out and vote in the midterms — more than the 68 percent of Republicans who say they’re “very motivated.”

This is a spike of 10 points in Democratic enthusiasm from last month, when 67 percent of Democrats said they were very motivated. By contrast, according to the poll, last month Republican enthusiasm was roughly where it is now.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:24 (one year ago) link

wow could it be that the media repeated McConnell's lies

You like queer? I like queer. Still like queer. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:27 (one year ago) link

its almost as if GOP politicans and pr flacks telling me this was good for the GOP were lying the whole time?

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:28 (one year ago) link

we'll know in about a month

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:31 (one year ago) link

these rallies will be helpful to the GOP because what the Trump base wants is to see more clips of Trump talking shit. that's what gets them to show up at the polls.

― crüt, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 9:19 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sure but it's also what gets democrats and independents to show up. trump's worst runs of polling have all been when trump is in the news.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:33 (one year ago) link

the right was worked up while Kavanaugh was in limbo. now that he's been confirmed, there's no specific "cause" to fight for. The Dems still have the cause.

omar little, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:33 (one year ago) link

I hope that's true, but still worry about what, if any, enthusiasm differential there is. 77% very motivated doesn't seem all that different from 68%, considering all of the noise

Dan S, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:35 (one year ago) link

https://www.rocketcitynow.com/news/politics/the-latest-mcconnell-warns-of-backfire-if-dems-harass-trump/1512482101

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Democrats to think carefully about "presidential harassment" if they win the majority of the House.

The Kentucky Republican told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that Democratic threats to investigate President Donald Trump's finances and businesses would "help the president get re-elected" in 2020.

dunno if running on shielding the POTUS from criminal investigation is a winning strategy

frogbs, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:36 (one year ago) link

god I wish someone would drop a piano on that fucker

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:38 (one year ago) link

mitch mcconnell should be in jail for treason

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:39 (one year ago) link

McConnell says this shit just to plant FUD* among the opposition. He's blowing smoke.

*fear, uncertainty, doubt

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:39 (one year ago) link


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