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    Quote Originally Posted by .chris View Post
    Damn, Shep Smith going off on Trump on Fox News: https://twitter.com/RiegerReport/sta...35085961633792
    This was really great to hear, especially considering the channel/source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    The nuclear holocaust bit was my favorite part! BRB drinking myself to death.
    I plan on getting front row seats at one of the nuclear strike sites whilst drinking tequila straight from the bottle. Figure it will be quicker that way. Not much longer now.
    And the ghosts that we knew will flicker from view
    And we'll live a long life

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    I just want to get a warning a few days before we're nuked so I can run up some credit card bills and buy fancy sheets and booze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just owls View Post
    I just want to get a warning a few days before we're nuked so I can run up some credit card bills and buy fancy sheets and booze.
    Same. Give me at least a few days to open one or five of my good bottles of wine, bone my husband, and maybe finally tell off my parents for voting us into this mess... but mostly to drink and bone.
    You don't have to do everything all by yourself.

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    Another recap (Rolling Stone) for anyone who missed it or wants to relive it.

    Trump proves that if you connect with America's anger, you can steamroll our most sacred institutions without having to tell the truth.
    From the Atlantic

    Have you ever had a job you loved, but one where you felt like you’d achieved everything you could? So you looked for a new job, went through a fairly grueling application process, if you do say so yourself, got the offer. Then you started the job, and you hated it. Worse, all the tricks you’d learned in your old job seemed to be pretty much useless in the new one. Did you ever have that experience?

    The president of the United States can sympathize.

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    The GOP is worried that the media is too mean to Trump. They want to know how everyone else feels, too.

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    Trump's pick to replace Flynn has turned down the offer. Is he the first man with a spine & the good sense to not get involved in this mess? Wonder if this will happen more frequently now after someone is fired/resigns from his cabinet.

    Before I was horrified not one of them simply said no to a job they were clearly unqualified for, now the tide turning might do the trick.
    Last edited by fluteoftheloon; 02-16-2017 at 10:17 PM.

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    Ugh. So Patreus it is? The irony of someone who gave away National Security secrets... becoming our National Security Advisor. I just fucking can't. Imagine if Hillary had nominated him.

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    ^ And Patreus is still on fucking probation for doing that. He'll be on probation until the end of April.

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    I like random experts sharing little thoughts like this.

    @SethAbramson

    I was a criminal attorney for many years. Ask any criminal attorney: the president is engaging in _all_ the behaviors a guilty person would.

    here are things a guilty person does (as I know from years as a criminal attorney) that Trump is doing:

    #1 allege a conspiracy against you.

    #2 Raise issues irrelevant to the case to distract attention.

    #3 Avoid speaking of the facts closest in time/space to the crime alleged.

    #4 Cite the support of people unassociated with the allegations to boost credibility

    #5 Make oneself difficult to access for further questioning.

    #6 Displacing blame onto others.

    #7 Using anger/self-righteousness to distract from the allegations.

    #8 Complain about law enforcement.

    #9 Allege the crime was impossible/improbable.

    #10 Misstate facts of the case while (paradoxically) claiming innocence and having nothing to hide.

    #11 Manipulate surrogates (particularly witnesses) to make the case harder to investigate/prosecute and to sow confusion.

    #12 Deny relationships (even provably extant ones) that would make commission of the crime more likely.

    These are the 12 most common signs of a guilty person. Trump exhibits _all of them_.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncanny hats View Post
    The GOP is worried that the media is too mean to Trump. They want to know how everyone else feels, too.
    I filled this poll out earlier, the scary part for me was signing my name.

    More than once I've made false connections, but I see a timeline that started with 9/11, that sparked fear of terrorism throughout the country, although the actual danger of any particular place being attacked was no more than before, the capitalization of that fear by GWB to start wars that were already in the planning stages before 9/11, wars for profit and oil. And then the pendulum swung back when "weapons of mass destruction" failed to materialize and the tragedy and truth of the Iraq invasion, through some miracle of journalism, reached the US public and became believable, and an eloquent candidate captured the hopes of US citizens for 8 years. But for whatever reason, racism certainly, but also that political pendulum has now swung back, back farther than before, and we have a bonified sociopath playing the leader, when all he has to do is pander to the right, and claim to be "unbelievably" ... whatever. The only believable word that #45 has said is that *whatever* is unbelievable.

    But the point is, I have been reading all of your posts, and I fear that you are losing faith in our system and our country. And I certainly don't blame you, but, to repeat and old phrase, you must strengthen your resolve. Terrorists are succeeding in scaring all of us, with random murder, and the people who are the most frightened have the worst answers. It is not Muslims or Syrians (god save them) or immigrants who are the worst threat, it is people who fear.

    We're facing a great challenge, fight it by living a generous and happy life. And speak your mind whenever you can. Love you guys, carry on.

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    My head spun all day yesterday and I keep wondering how this can sustain itself, and this opinion piece might be on track.

    What a Failed Trump Administration Looks Like

    Trump’s White House staff is at war with itself. His poll ratings are falling at unprecedented speed. His policy agenda is stalled. F.B.I. investigations are just beginning. This does not feel like a sustainable operation.

    On the other hand, I have trouble seeing exactly how this administration ends. Many of the institutions that would normally ease out or remove a failing president no longer exist.

    ...

    Everything about Trump that appalls 65 percent of America strengthens him with the other 35 percent, and he can ride that group for a while. Even after these horrible four weeks, Republicans on Capitol Hill are not close to abandoning their man.

    The likelihood is this: We’re going to have an administration that has morally and politically collapsed, without actually going away.

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    First, it means an administration that is passive, full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing. To get anything done, a president depends on the vast machinery of the U.S. government. But Trump doesn’t mesh with that machinery. He is personality-based while it is rule-based. Furthermore, he’s declared war on it. And when you declare war on the establishment, it declares war on you.

    The Civil Service has a thousand ways to ignore or sit on any presidential order. The court system has given itself carte blanche to overturn any Trump initiative, even on the flimsiest legal grounds. The intelligence community has only just begun to undermine this president.

    President Trump can push all the pretty buttons on the command deck of the Starship Enterprise, but don’t expect anything to actually happen, because they are not attached.

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    With each passing day, Trump talks more like Bannon without the background reading.

    ...

    The key currency is not power, it’s flattery.

    The corollary is that Trump is ripe to be played. Give the boy a lollipop and he won’t notice if you steal his lunch.

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    Our local news posted about this on Facebook. I cannot believe all the Trump supporter responses. It's absolutely ridiculous! If it happens, I wonder how many will resist?

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    They're saying it's false, but like... because they're nothing but lies, how do we know what to believe? Or is that confusion the point?

    It FEELS like a leak to make the press look bad. "Look at MSM. Look at the crap they print." Spicer is screaming how they should have asked, AP is reporting they DID ask. I don't know about you all, but I believe the AP did ask. I don't necessarily believe it's REAL, but it is a story, whether it's a media trap or a true early draft.

    FWIW, mobilizing the Guard is supposedly illegal. The problem comes from IF they were ordered to mobilize, if they followed that order and what would happen between that moment and court orders to stop.... and after a stop order was issued.

    eta: Better phrasing than mine.

    @gmelika
    playbook seems to be:
    1- leak outrageous memo
    2- don't deny
    3- press runs it
    4- wh denies and adds to "fake news"

    trump is destroying press

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