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

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He's not even trying anymore.

Yerac, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:19 (three months ago) link

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 (three months ago) link

In that rant, absolute feminism leads to needing eyeglasses?

Yerac, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:25 (three months ago) link

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

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 (three months ago) link

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 (three months ago) link

But you repeat yourself.

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

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

xpost ha

"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 (three months ago) link

Tucker's mom otm

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

tucker’s not crying, YOU’RE crying

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

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 (three months ago) link

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 (three months ago) link

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 (three months ago) link

twitter presence by Chris Hayes is my favorite cologne

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

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

frogbs, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:04 (three months ago) link

even the dirtbag left seems to like him.

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

he looks like he smells nice

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

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 (three months ago) link

“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 (three months ago) link

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 (three months ago) link

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

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

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

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 (three months ago) link

He never misspeaks though.

LEOPLOD BLOOMPS (Leee), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:53 (three months ago) link

Something fishy about this trump guy

Trϵϵship, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:57 (three months ago) link

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 (three months ago) link

lol

Dan S, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:06 (three months ago) link

Trump is like if Fredo made his way to the top.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 20:27 (three months ago) link

evol, I assume you're suggesting that if Trump were to pull the old 'orange rind in the mouth' routine to scare one his grandchildren, he would immediately drop dead from the shock of suddenly coming into physical contact with fruit for the first time in his life.

Secret Service agents arrested a woman at President Trump’s Florida resort this past weekend after she was found carrying two Chinese passports and a thumb drive with malicious software on it, according to court documents.

Prosecutors allege the woman, Yujing Zhang, first approached a Mar-a-Lago security checkpoint on Saturday shortly after noon and told security officials she was there to go to the swimming pool.

“Zhang was asked if the true member . . . was her father, but she did not give a definitive answer,” according to the criminal complaint filed by Secret Service special agent Samuel Ivanovich. “Zhang additionally did not give a definitive answer when asked if she was there to meet with anyone. Due to a potential language barrier issue, Mar-a-Lago believed her to be the relative of member Zhang and allowed her access onto the property.”

Once inside the grounds, Zhang was approached by a receptionist and asked why she was there.

“After being asked several times, Zhang finally responded that she was there for a United Nations Chinese American Association event later in the evening,” the complaint said. “The Receptionist knew this event did not exist” but when the agent, Ivanovich, followed up with further questions, Zhang allegedly said she had arrived early for the event so she could “familiarize herself with the property and take pictures.”

At that point, Zhang presented documentation that she said was her invitation to the event, but it was in Chinese and the agent could not read it.

Agents then took Zhang to a different location to interview her, at which point she became “verbally aggressive,” according to the charging document.

“During the second interview of Zhang, she claimed her Chinese friend ‘Charles’ told her to travel from Shanghai, China to Palm Beach, Florida, to attend this event and attempt to speak with a member of the President’s family about Chinese and American foreign economic relations. Agents were unable to obtain any information more specifically identifying Zhang’s purported contact, ‘Charles’,” the complaint said.

Zhang also told the agents that she had never claimed she was going to the pool.

After Zhang was stopped and questioned, a search of her belongings turned up four cell phones, a laptop, a hard drive, and a thumb drive which contained “malicious malware,” according to the criminal complaint. Authorities said that despite her initial claim to be headed for the pool, she was not carrying a swimsuit.

She is charged with making false statements to a federal law enforcement officer and entering a restricted area.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:24 (three months ago) link

Forget it, Jake

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:41 (three months ago) link

I know, I know, *NO COLLUSION* but somehow a Secret Service agent assigned to Mar-a-Lago has the last name Ivanovich.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:59 (three months ago) link

They actually released a photo of Ivanovich:
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/2/20/Boris_Badenov.png/revision/latest?cb=20180811204159

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 23:50 (three months ago) link

Trump is like if Fredo made his way to the top.

Trump to Roy Cohn: "I'm SMAHT, Roy!!"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 23:51 (three months ago) link

Here's video of Trump talking about wind mills at the NRCC dinner tonight: "They say the noise causes cancer.” pic.twitter.com/tpsmZI8k7n

— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) April 3, 2019

"Someone's going to leak this whole damn speech to the media," Trump tells NRCC in a speech that is being broadcast live by C-SPAN.

— John Fritze (@jfritze) April 3, 2019

the mental decay really seems to be setting in

frogbs, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 02:59 (three months ago) link

An April Fool everyday...

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:02 (three months ago) link

he's definitely not worthy of any comparison to don quixote

Dan S, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:05 (three months ago) link

Take out the "xote" tho and it's about right

Buttigieg comes right from the source (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:11 (three months ago) link

p sure he was just going for a joke there, w/r/t noise and cancer thing

gbx, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:22 (three months ago) link

he doesn't know how jokes work

Buttigieg comes right from the source (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:34 (three months ago) link

the whole oranges/origins thing was really demented

Dan S, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 03:58 (three months ago) link

I find it pretty troubling on top of everything else

Wow -- Trump repeatedly mangles the word "origins," on three separate occasions saying "oranges" instead. 😳 pic.twitter.com/EZggYhIAO7

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 2, 2019

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 04:00 (three months ago) link

why is chicago too cool to vote in november like the rest of us

mookieproof, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 04:36 (three months ago) link

i gotta say, when the chinese send their agents to mar-a-lago, they're not sending their best

mr greta t. gremlin (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 08:36 (three months ago) link

xpost Yesterday was a run-off election. Now, why the actual election was in February ... I don't know.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 11:37 (three months ago) link

We (Madison, I) had some really good local election results, but this is a bummer, no official word yet on whether or not a recount is happening:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-wisconsin-supreme-court-election-20190402-story.html

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 16:05 (three months ago) link

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

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:20 (two months ago) link

Xps

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:21 (two months ago) link

I want to kiss his KFC-stained mouth.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 01:22 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

Not even the bots are immune to meltdown may

Simon H., Wednesday, 1 May 2019 11:26 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

Lindsay Graham to kick things off:

HIllary
Hillary
Hillary
etc

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:19 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

obv I hate myself

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:28 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

it's May yall

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:38 (two months ago) link

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

WmC, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:41 (two months ago) link

Close thread...?

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:44 (two months ago) link

can we keep assessing relative merits of teacher scabbing first

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:47 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

bruxit is how we're all gonne die

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:51 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

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

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 14:53 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

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

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:00 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

Done!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:04 (two months ago) link

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

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 1 May 2019 15:06 (two months ago) link


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