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#461 Rue Bella

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:31 PM

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I did a little research on bone spurs. Barring surgery, they don't go away. If CadetBoneSpurs had them then and doesn't now, there'd be surgical scars.

Perhaps a real miracle cured him. Evangelical fodder.

Besides, he'd never show his ankles. They are being audited, don't-cha-know.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:42 PM

View PostRue Bella, on 28 May 2019 - 01:31 PM, said:

Perhaps a real miracle cured him. Evangelical fodder.

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 01:56 PM

Trump's base. 'Round up the usual suspects'.

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 01:54 PM

Here's how the DNC will trim down the field in later debate rounds. It sounds like if you don't make it to the 3rd one you're toast.

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ABC News will hold the third Democratic debate in September, and the DNC will institute stiffer prerequisites than it has for the first two.

According to Politico, candidates will have to meet both a polling and fundraising threshold, whereas for the first two debates, presidential hopefuls only had to check one of those boxes. For ABC’s debate, they will have to have reached two percent in four polls and have 130,000 unique donors.

Per Politico, at this point, only eight candidates have met the polling standard: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX).

" '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 29 May 2019 - 01:55 PM

Trump is telling Roy Moore not to run.

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President Trump dashed Roy Moore’s (second) Senate hopes before they even began.

In a tweet thread on Wednesday morning, Trump urged the candidate he previously endorsed during Alabama’s last raucous Senate race not to run by not-so-subtly suggesting that a Moore bid would have “devastating” consequences and the candidate “cannot win.”

" '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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Posted 29 May 2019 - 02:24 PM

View PostLFC, on 29 May 2019 - 01:55 PM, said:


Say whatever else you will about Moore, but he doesn't listen to anyone -- Trump included.
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Posted 29 May 2019 - 03:01 PM

View PostD. C. Sessions, on 29 May 2019 - 02:24 PM, said:

Say whatever else you will about Moore, but he doesn't listen to anyone -- Trump included.

Wrong. He listens to God and his horse Buddy. It's obvious why Buddy.

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 07:14 PM

View PostProbabilistic, on 29 May 2019 - 03:01 PM, said:

Wrong. He listens to God and his horse Buddy. It's obvious why Buddy.

And God gave him a 16-year-old to date. So maybe he'll listen to Trump if he does the same.
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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:21 AM

A New Right-Wing Disinformation Campaign: Biden Was Part of a Deep State Plot Against Trump

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That didn’t take long. Joe Biden had barely joined the 2020 presidential race when the right-wing disinformation machine began cranking out the newest iteration of its Deep State conspiracy theory, with this version claiming the former vice president was part of a government cabal that cooked up a supposedly phony Trump-Russia scandal to keep the reality television celebrity from gaining the White House. This certainly is an easy charge to debunk—that is, if you care about facts—but it’s still likely that this unfounded notion will take hold in the fever swamp of Trump-encouraged and Fox-fueled conservative paranoia.

Days after Biden declared his presidential bid in late April, Restoration PAC, a conservative political action committee generously funded by a Republican billionaire, posted on Facebook a video titled “Joe Biden’s Involvement in the Fusion GPS/Steele Dossier.” For right-wingers, any Biden connection to this document would mean that the Democratic 2020 frontrunner was in the middle of the plot against Donald Trump, for the theory pushed by Fox Newsers and others holds that the memos written by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele during the 2016 campaign—which alleged Trump was directly in cahoots with Moscow—triggered the FBI’s Trump-Russia probe that morphed into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in 2017. The basic foundation of this conspiracy theory, though, is wrong: The FBI’s inquiry began in late July 2016 not because of the Steele memos but due to the US government receiving information from another government (the Australians) that a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, had been privately told that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton—a trove of emails—that could be used against the Democratic candidate. (Want a source for this? See the last page of the infamous Nunes memo.)

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 08:12 PM

View PostAnBr, on 01 June 2019 - 09:21 AM, said:


The more reason to support Biden.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:13 AM

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:00 AM

A false accusation is a good reason to support Biden? Aren't there a few other things to consider about his candidacy that are more important?

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 08:49 AM

View PostJackD, on 03 June 2019 - 08:00 AM, said:

A false accusation is a good reason to support Biden? Aren't there a few other things to consider about his candidacy that are more important?

Do I really need to end my comments with </sarcasm> or </snark>? I have been commenting on this site for quite a few years. Mostly I joke around.

Precisely because it's a ridiculous charge that I treat it with the dismissiveness it deserves.

BTW, standing up to Trump is a good trait. Trump camp is advertising it for Biden.

Unlike the other candidates, Biden has gone in to relative hiding: limited availability. Perhaps it's a mistake given his proclivity towards making mistakes. He needs to get in to campaigning shape. The only way to get to mid-season form is practice.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 09:19 AM

View PostProbabilistic, on 03 June 2019 - 08:49 AM, said:

Do I really need to end my comments with </sarcasm> or </snark>?

Oh FSM, please no!

I go to a hockey blog where they have an informal sarcasm font. I've refused to ever use it and have had to explain why on multiple occasions; it ruins the effect if you're declaring it ahead of time.
Well, fuck.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 10:26 AM

View PostHockeyDon, on 03 June 2019 - 09:19 AM, said:

Oh FSM, please no!

I go to a hockey blog where they have an informal sarcasm font. I've refused to ever use it and have had to explain why on multiple occasions; it ruins the effect if you're declaring it ahead of time.
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Posted 03 June 2019 - 10:37 AM

View PostBeelzebuddy, on 03 June 2019 - 10:26 AM, said:

Never explain the joke.

I used to tell a lot of jokes in my younger days. Every once in a while you'd have that one person in a group who just didn't get a joke but who, after several attempts to explain it, would finally say "Oh, that's not funny." My stock reply was "Well it was 5 minutes ago." Shut 'em up every time.
" '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 03 June 2019 - 11:33 AM

Kirsten Gillibrand gets the Faux News treatment at a town hall they hosted. I guess not being dicks didn't play well with their mouth breathing base so Chris Wallace had to burnish his bonehead credentials. She can't say she wasn't warned.

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Presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) came to her Fox News town hall ready to rumble on Sunday, getting into scrapes with host Chris Wallace about gender equality and abortion as he interrupted her comments.

She garnered raucous applause after her parries on inclusion and intersectionality.

“We want women to have a seat at the table,” Gillibrand said.

Wallace interrupted: “What about men?”

“They’re already there,” Gillibrand shot back, “do you not know? It’s not meant to be exclusionary, it’s meant to be inclusionary.”

She also did not hold back on Fox News’ coverage of the abortion debate, accusing the network of spreading a “false narrative” around the issue.

Wallace again cut her off. “I understand, maybe, to make your credentials with the Democrats who are not appearing on Fox News, you want to attack us, I’m not sure it’s frankly very polite when we’ve invited you to be here,” he snapped.

Unfazed, she continued, though she said she’d attack the network “politely.”

“The debate about whether or not women should have reproductive freedom has turned into a red herring debate,” she said. “What happens on Fox News is relevant because they talked about infanticide for six and a half hours — six and a half hours — right before President Trump’s State of the Union. That is not the debate of what access to reproductive care is in this country.”

" '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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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:51 AM

Bravo for Gillibrand on the politeness front. Did anyone at Fox confront Buttigiege on his lack of politeness to Fox when his town hall was taped?

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:28 PM

Sorry, I couldn't see you making a face and crossing your fingers behind your back.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 02:02 PM

Medicare For All may be a requirement for the left-wing base of the Democratic Party. This guy wants universal healthcare but saying there's another way was not well received. These are the people who could completely f*** us all in 2020. AOC isn't being helpful here.

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In the marathon-sized field of 2020 candidates, John Delaney isn’t the only white moderate Democrat who’s running for president while polling at less than 1 percent. In fact, he isn’t even the only white moderate Democrat named John who’s running for president while polling at less than 1 percent (hello, John Hickenlooper).

But on Sunday, Delaney finally managed to make some headlines—as a source of relentless booing at the California Democratic Convention.

The former Maryland congressman was giving a speech on the importance of “smart policies” when he zeroed in on health care.

“Medicare for All may sound good, but it’s actually not good policy nor is it good politics,” Delaney said, to which the crowd immediately responded with loud boos.

“I’m telling ya. I’m telling ya,” Delaney tried to say over the booing while wagging his finger at the audience. “We should have universal health care, but it shouldn’t be a kind of health care that kicks 115 million Americans off their health care.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a rising star in the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, dismissed Delaney with a nod to RuPaul’s “Drag Race.”

“Since there’s so many people running for President (& not enough for Senate), instead of obsessing over who’s a ‘frontrunner,’ maybe we can start [with] some general eliminations,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted on Sunday. “John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away.”

Delaney fired back: “Hey @AOC, we have the same goal, universal healthcare for everyone, we just have different ways of getting there.”

“Healthcare is too important for tweets, we need real discussion,” he continued.

On Monday, Delaney bemoaned “intolerance to alternative points of view.”

He also defended his health care plan by comparing it to Republicans’ attempts to get rid of the Affordable Care Act altogether.

“Most Republicans favor doing nothing and eliminating the ACA,” Delaney tweeted. “What’s your choice?”

2020 Democrat John #2, aka John Hickenlooper, didn’t fare much better at the California convention on Saturday when he told the audience that “socialism is not the answer.”

Amid the boos, Hickenlooper said “You know, if we’re not careful, we’re gonna end up helping to reelect the worst President in American history.”

The crowd booed on.

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





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