US Politics May 2019: " If I was burned at the stake, I would ask for a mirror"

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There was one thing that it appears they are trying to taken as a given, that there was heavy Russian interference in the 2016 election. Not sure to what extent GOP were admitting that previously. But that was the point of the Marsha Blackburn spiel wasn't it?
Apart from that bizarro take on who was behaving in an unprecedented way. That actually sounded like if taken outof context she might have had a point, sounded like it would apply to Barr's behaviour and it took me a moment to realise she was actually talking about the Dems. I was hoping it might be a sign of some GOP discontent with the current farcical state. But they do seem to be turning into a monolithic whole don't they?

Stevolende, Thursday, 2 May 2019 08:39 (four months ago) link

power is power

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 2 May 2019 08:48 (four months ago) link

It is astonishing in retrospect how quickly we went from “Iran-Contra is no big deal” to “the Clintons secretly murdered a bunch of their political opponents!” in the space of about five years back in the 1990s.

— David Walsh (@DavidAstinWalsh) May 2, 2019

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 2 May 2019 12:24 (four months ago) link

is it, though?

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:01 (four months ago) link

uhhh so Barr was subpoenaed didn't show up for his hearing

time to find out if the executive branch is going to have any oversight whatsoever

frogbs, Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:03 (four months ago) link

Legislative, that is

I love a good constitutional crisis in the morning

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:10 (four months ago) link

Begin the impeachment process now

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:12 (four months ago) link

Jerry Nadler to reporters: "We will make one more good faith attempt to negotiate and to get the access to the report that we need, and then, if we don't get that, we will proceed to hold the attorney general in contempt and we'll go from there."

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 2, 2019

why do you keep giving these people chances. arrest him now

frogbs, Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:25 (four months ago) link

Impeachment needed on at least 2 people.
Anybody else need a nice bit of impeachment?
Kavanagh? Do you get a better rate for multiples?

Stevolende, Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:26 (four months ago) link

like for once can you spineless idiots just do what the majority of the country that voted you in wants you to do

frogbs, Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:26 (four months ago) link

Democrats ain’t going to do a thing. Wake me up when a single WH staff member or agency executive is sitting in jail for contempt.

The law is a grand, mutual delusion. It requires at least 51% to believe in it for it to work. Republicans no longer believe in it, so Dems are only talking to themselves with this rule of law nonsense.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:28 (four months ago) link

Gilead!

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:35 (four months ago) link

Dems are just doing the same shit I do to my 4 year old

Last chance!!!
This is your last warning!!!
I'm gonna count to 5...
If you don't testify right this instant, I'm holding you in contempt!
I'm warning you!!!
bUddy yOuR on THin IcE

frogbs, Thursday, 2 May 2019 14:37 (four months ago) link

Sarah Sanders went out on the WH lawn this morning talking some serious shit abt Nadler, clearly provoking him.

I do think they will hold Barr in contempt, whether or not they have the stones to fine much less jail anybody is obv a different matter

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:15 (four months ago) link

ooh perhaps he will be censured! that'll show him!

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:25 (four months ago) link

it's kind of gutsy for sarah sanders to not hold a press conference for a couple months (except for a group of children on bring your kids to work day - i wish that was a joke) and still step out on the lawn to talk shit on a congressmen who is mad about the whole constitutional crisis thing

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:30 (four months ago) link

she sucks so much

maura, Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:34 (four months ago) link

Adam Serwer: Barr is a fanatic

Barr’s involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal helps illuminate his conduct today. The administration of President Ronald Reagan had defied federal law by selling arms to Iran in order to fund right-wing guerrillas in Central America, a scandal that led to the appointment of an independent counsel and the convictions of several high-ranking administration officials. When George H.W. Bush took office, he pardoned six officials implicated by the investigation at Barr’s urging.

The Iran-Contra scandal itself speaks to the conception of executive power to which Barr subscribes: that a president can do whatever he wants, even if Congress bars him from doing so, particularly if he is acting in what he believes to be the interests of the country—Trump is famously incapable of distinguishing between national interests and personal ones, between loyalty to him and loyalty to the nation. As Reagan’s former national-security adviser, Robert McFarlane, put it, Reagan “just didn’t believe that it was a legitimate authority of the Congress to say that, that he, rather than the Congress, determined how he would conduct, in this case, the support of the freedom fighters.”

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:35 (four months ago) link

man i wish i could just stop doing huge parts of my job without any repercussions

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:35 (four months ago) link

I know they stopped caring what anybody thinks a looooong time ago but (shame on me) Sanders still(!) surprises w/ the extent to which they do not give a single fuck

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:40 (four months ago) link

The not-giving-a-fuck is the point.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:44 (four months ago) link

It's about the fucks they don't give, man.

Ce Ce Penistongs (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:48 (four months ago) link

but i was informed by thousands of memes and t-shirts and really bad jokes by the water cooler that it is cool to not give a fuck, and i was encouraged to try to count the number of fucks that various people give, and i counted zero in the picture that was provided and realized that in fact they were proud that i could not find any fucks, and it was supposed to be funny

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:56 (four months ago) link

and the office cool guy made every finger except for the middle one slowly go down by using a fake hand-crank device, and i heard someone say "amazeballs" from the other room

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 2 May 2019 15:58 (four months ago) link

Serwer is so good

Frederik B, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:02 (four months ago) link

The not-giving-a-fuck is the point.


this being the supreme dgaf

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:14 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzHLTy33qWM

Hunt3r, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:22 (four months ago) link

not sure who needed to hear this today, but it’s ok not to be happy all the time. all that matters is that you #FeelYourWay. https://t.co/vPmy1sT0cC pic.twitter.com/XmF0GvMjCg

— Burger King (@BurgerKing) May 1, 2019


get your dgaf meal now

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:36 (four months ago) link

the return of Good Pelosi?

“What is deadly serious about it is the attorney general of the United States of America was not telling the truth to the Congress of the United States,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, referring to a House hearing in which he said he was unaware that the special counsel had protested his portrayal of his conclusions. “That’s a crime.”

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:37 (four months ago) link

stephen moore out

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:38 (four months ago) link

Damn, misread that as Miller for half a tick and felt an endorphin rush like you wouldn't believe.

Ce Ce Penistongs (Old Lunch), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:51 (four months ago) link

me too

the late great, Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:54 (four months ago) link

same

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:56 (four months ago) link

Democrats need to give fewer fucks.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 2 May 2019 16:57 (four months ago) link

stephen miller out

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:01 (four months ago) link

sorry, just wanted to provide that endorphin rush again for everyone

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:01 (four months ago) link

haven't been able to unsee this

Barr is ABSOLUTELY Baby from Dinosaurs—duh, of course, it’s uncanny, you’re blind if you don’t see it—but it’s some pungent mix of hilarious and horrific that the Attorney General is just openly being a criminal and I’m just like “lmao he’s Baby from Dinosaurs.”

— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) May 2, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:05 (four months ago) link

does anyone care about pelosi calling barr's actions a crime? seems kind of notable

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:05 (four months ago) link

lol caek

>Barr is ABSOLUTELY Baby from Dinosaurs—
Checks out pic.twitter.com/wEz91wmXut

— k kthxbye (@K_kthxbye) May 2, 2019

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 2 May 2019 17:07 (four months ago) link

Here we go, here we fucking go

NEWS: Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, InfoWars, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer and Paul Nehlen from its platforms after designating them "dangerous" https://t.co/Vpd6SEd9h7

— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 2, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:25 (four months ago) link

facebook is fucking shit

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:29 (four months ago) link

lol like any of those accounts are more dangerous than the president's

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 2 May 2019 18:54 (four months ago) link

What do you call a bunch of assholes at the bottom of the garbage dump? A good start.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 May 2019 19:00 (four months ago) link

i look forward to laura loomer handcuffing herself to the front door of facebook hq and live-streaming her protest via the only social media channel left open to her: two tin cans connected by a length of string

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 2 May 2019 19:00 (four months ago) link

Very diverse bunch of assholes, tbf. Progressive.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 May 2019 19:01 (four months ago) link

lol like any of those accounts are more dangerous than the president's

what does Trump do on Facebook?

blokes you can't rust (sic), Thursday, 2 May 2019 20:00 (four months ago) link

sell thirty dollar COLLUSION DELUSION t shirts

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 2 May 2019 20:05 (four months ago) link

Also Posts Endgame Spoilers

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 2 May 2019 20:07 (four months ago) link

...all of which involve fat-shaming Thor.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 2 May 2019 20:10 (four months ago) link

what does Trump do on Facebook?
― blokes you can't rust (sic), Thursday, May 2, 2019 4:00 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh yeah I have no idea, I was conflating w twitter

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 2 May 2019 21:22 (four months ago) link

How marvelous that we end up at the same point every day!

http://i64.tinypic.com/2qbr4gz.gif

difficult listening hour, Friday, 31 May 2019 19:45 (three months ago) link

Toilet

Got your butt drank (Neanderthal), Friday, 31 May 2019 19:52 (three months ago) link

lol

Arthur Laffer is getting the presidential Medal of Freedom, per a WH release.

— Jim Tankersley (@jimtankersley) May 31, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 31 May 2019 20:21 (three months ago) link

It occurred to me the other day that we're still litigating the 2016 election, which has technically been going on since late 2014. Let's see how 2020 goes down.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 31 May 2019 20:32 (three months ago) link

are we? I only thought about it when HRC was inflicted on Hunter College grads yesterday.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 31 May 2019 20:36 (three months ago) link

Oh now this is funny.

JUST FILED: Transcript of Nov. 22, 2017, voicemail from Trump lawyer John Dowd to Michael Flynn's lawyer pic.twitter.com/GU4RjC1nxT

— David S. Joachim (@davidjoachim) May 31, 2019

Ned Raggett, Friday, 31 May 2019 20:42 (three months ago) link

I honestly thought this was a joke at first.

John Dowd has issued a statement on his voicemail. He used Comic Sans. pic.twitter.com/eKdYoCJpAz

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) May 31, 2019

Ned Raggett, Friday, 31 May 2019 22:21 (three months ago) link

good morning!

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals....

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2019

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 June 2019 14:30 (three months ago) link

I started a June thread and hated the title immediately. Somebody else try.

The Bite Game with Jim Lamprey (WmC), Saturday, 1 June 2019 15:10 (three months ago) link

From today's White House propaganda email:

Trump Shakes ‘Every Single Hand’ of US Air Force Graduates While Praising Their ‘Noble Road of Service’ -Independent Journal Review
“The president showered the U.S. Air Force Academy’s graduating class with praise and encouragement as they are ‘ready to fly, fight, and win,’” Madison Summers reports. “During the ceremony, Trump announced that he would shake ‘every single hand’ of the nearly [1,000] graduates as they walk across the stage.”

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 1 June 2019 15:14 (three months ago) link

our big boy president shaked hands with all of thems peoples, whooza good president yes he is

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 1 June 2019 15:14 (three months ago) link

in my clearer moments, i find the key to doing new things is to just not care if it's bad

no, i didn't know that the June 2019 US Politics threads was nasty

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 1 June 2019 15:49 (three months ago) link

Let us hope he didn't develop hand spurs partway through

Velcromancer (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 1 June 2019 20:41 (three months ago) link

Mods, close thread...?

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 June 2019 21:01 (three months ago) link


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