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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:00 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 08 February 2019 - 12:42 PM, said:

I'll bet the newsroom and designers high fived all day over this cover.

They had some amusing ones related to Anthony Weiner, too. (Ooh lookie here, It's Friday!)
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:39 PM

View PostBeelzebuddy, on 08 February 2019 - 12:55 PM, said:


I'm not on Twitter: is there a "clean" link to the info in the Tweet ?
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 04:47 PM

View Postandydp, on 08 February 2019 - 04:39 PM, said:

I'm not on Twitter: is there a "clean" link to the info in the Tweet ?
It should work as is

https://twitter.com/...815175072538626

This is the link that I embedded.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:01 PM

View Postandydp, on 08 February 2019 - 07:48 AM, said:

Rule one in shady (OK Illegal) deals: NEVER put names on anything. Rule two: never say what it is you are threatening to do. ("Nice Amazon you got here Jeff. Be a shame if anything happened to it.")

Uuuuuh, you sure do seem to have a good understanding of how to do shady deals. Just sayin'.
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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:16 PM

View PostRue Bella, on 08 February 2019 - 11:18 AM, said:

If more people watched higher brow content, that's what they would be making.

If people watched any higher brow, they'd be peeping up skirts.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:59 AM

View PostLFC, on 08 February 2019 - 09:01 PM, said:

Uuuuuh, you sure do seem to have a good understanding of how to do shady deals. Just sayin'.

I’m Italian. Its in the DNA. Besides, who wants to know ?
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we have the military pay to protecting the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes up very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 10:38 AM

Nice little opinion you have there, LFC, be a shame if something were to happen to it.
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:42 PM

Andy Borowitz
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Americans Grateful That National Enquirer Not Threatening To Publish Naked Selfies of Trump

Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

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Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:47 PM

Not enough likes for the post above!
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:07 AM

View PostAnBr, on 10 February 2019 - 10:42 PM, said:

Andy Borowitz
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Americans Grateful That National Enquirer Not Threatening To Publish Naked Selfies of Trump
Thanks to that beauty, I'm in serious need of brain bleach.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:44 PM

The shit is hitting the proverbial fan as multiple journalists come out and say that AMI threatened them to make them stop investigating Trump.

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Ronan Farrow
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I and at least one other prominent journalist involved in breaking stories about the National Enquirer’s arrangement with Trump fielded similar “stop digging or we’ll ruin you” blackmail efforts from AMI. (I did not engage as I don’t cut deals with subjects of ongoing reporting.)

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We were warned explicitly by insiders that AMI had hired private investigators to dig into backgrounds of @AP journalists looking into the tabloid’s efforts on behalf of Trump. Never saw evidence of this either way, and it didn’t stop our reporting.

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"In the process of reporting those stories, The Beast and a member of its staff were threatened by AMI’s attorneys." https://www.thedaily...ter&via=desktop

This is blackmail in the service of Trump, plain and simple. I hope Bezos unleashes an army of private investigators to dig into every last detail of the personal and professional lives of the people involved. After all what's good for the goose...
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:59 PM

Looks like it might be a family job, from a Dumpster-loving brother
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:17 PM

More details on the AMI blackmail business model from TDB. If Bezos and other rich Hollywood types decide to bury them in lawsuits then I see bankruptcy on the horizon.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:59 PM

View PostLFC, on 11 February 2019 - 06:17 PM, said:

More details on the AMI blackmail business model from TDB. If Bezos and other rich Hollywood types decide to bury them in lawsuits then I see bankruptcy on the horizon.

Nice tabloid you got there, Mr. Pecker. Be a shame if anything happened to it.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:37 AM

Nice pecker you got there, Mr Tabloid. Be a shame if anything happened to it.
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:02 AM

View PostRue Bella, on 12 February 2019 - 12:37 AM, said:

Nice pecker you got there, Mr Tabloid. Be a shame if anything happened to it.
If by Mr. Tabloid you are referring to PGOTUS, I think Stormy Daniels would beg to differ....
"All glory to the HypnoTrump, or else..."

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:09 PM

My avatar resembles that remark!
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 03:42 PM

View Postpnwguy, on 12 February 2019 - 04:02 AM, said:

If by Mr. Tabloid you are referring to PGOTUS, I think Stormy Daniels would beg to differ....

View Postbaw1064, on 12 February 2019 - 03:09 PM, said:

My avatar resembles that remark!

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" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

View PostLFC, on 12 February 2019 - 03:42 PM, said:

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Another PGOTUS reference?
"All glory to the HypnoTrump, or else..."

"It all makes sense when you remind yourself that the GOP is no longer a political party but turned into an organized crime family"

"I hope to live long enough that the name Trump is reviled as much as the name Hitler or Stalin"

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:41 PM

View Postpnwguy, on 12 February 2019 - 04:50 PM, said:

Another PGOTUS reference?

Replace "motherf***er" with "wannabe daughter f***er". (At least I hope it's "wannabe" but I don't know for sure.)
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer





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