This sums it up…

It’s only September, and I’m already looking forward to New Year’s Eve. Open thread!






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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    It’s only September, and I’m already looking forward to New Year’s Eve.

    That’s mighty optimistic of you Betty. You actually think the world will still be here then.

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    dmsilev says:

    You have to admit, North Korean dictators are experts in mentally deranged behavior.

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    burnspbesq says:

    How the F did we get to a place where the hereditary despot of North Korea is more rational and trustworthy than the President of the United States?

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    MJS says:

    Oooh, Twitler’s response to this will be both delicious and proof of Kim Jung Un’s thesis.

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    Cheryl Rofer says:

    The full statement is quite something. Will be interesting to see how Trump responds.

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    burnspbesq says:

    “Dotard.”

    That’s a good one.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    I’m as Wonder Bread as can be, and I didn’t fall for his boolsheet. White may be a necessary condition, but it’s not sufficient.

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    Gvg says:

    That’s a good joke but Kim is still nuts too. Also a killer, so keep away.

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    Baud says:

    I would support putting those two in Thunderdome.

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    MomSense says:

    @burnspbesq:

    Somehow we are in the wrong timeline.

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    Baud says:

    @burnspbesq: It’s not genetic whiteness. It’s cultural whiteness. You are obviously an American first.

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    @burnspbesq: Well, sure, not all white people.

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    Baud says:

    @MomSense: As long as we’re in the same one….

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Cheryl Rofer:
    It’s an interesting mix of reasonable comments and Kim’s own threats. I do like the comment that “A frightened dog barks louder”; it’s a fantastic summary of Trump’s verbal style.

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    Trentrunner says:

    Anyone else enraged that CNN is having Bernie Sanders (and Amy Klobuchar) debate Cassidy/Graham on healthcare next week?

    Sanders is not a Dem
    Sanders does not defend Obamacare
    Sanders will drown out Klobuchar
    Sanders’ single-payer fetish will give Cassidy/Graham (and CNN) an effective comeback to whatever critique Klobuchar makes

    What the fuck, Dems?

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    Cheryl Rofer says:

    @Roger Moore: I fear that it sounds reasonable only because Trump’s idiocies have ratcheted our perceptions down.

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    Cheryl Rofer says:

    (headed out now, not ignoring anyone)

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @burnspbesq:

    I’m as Wonder Bread as can be

    You went to W&L and Duke, right? The math checks out.

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    @Trentrunner: He’s also having a single payer rally in SF tomorrow with the California Nurses’ Association, which is run by RoseAnn DeMoro, who is a heighten-the-contradictions, bernie-or-bust, trump-will-usher-in-the-revolution idiot.

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    debbie says:

    @burnspbesq:

    Yes, Dotard Trump. Typo or insult? Who can tell?

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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    @MomSense:

    In the alternate timeline, Jill Stein called President Clinton a neoliberal warmonger for politely requesting that North Korea cease nuclear weapon and rocket tests that concern neighbors.

    Also, Bernie is unhappy that Hillary’s shore up and expansion of the ACA doesn’t have a public option, and that none of the 5 neoliberal corporate sellout justices are willing to declare corporations unconstitutional.

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    Baud says:

    @Trentrunner: That doesn’t offend me.

    @Major Major Major Major: That offends me.

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    Tilda Swintons Bald Cap says:

    “I go back to something Eric Holder said, ‘We’ve never had this conversation. We talked about having this race conversation. We’d never actually have it,’” Todd said citing Holder.

    “Do you know the conversation I would like to see the country have?” Todd asked the panel rhetorically. “I want see Eric Holder and Jeff Sessions have a discussion, lay it all out there. In some ways, I think it could be cathartic. Like if they would just do — in both — let it all out. But in some ways, the two of them would be emblematic of this polarization that is out there. Or this view that it is a polarized conversation.”

    Chuck Todd ladies and gentlemen.

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    Ksmiami says:

    Why doesn’t bernis shut the fuck up

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    Mike in NC says:

    Too many of Trump’s idiot cultists think he’s right to rattle sabres over North Korea. They must have watched “Team America: World Police” and thought it was a documentary. I suddenly agree with everything I read from Jennifer Rubin and Max Boot.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Cheryl Rofer:

    I fear that it sounds reasonable only because Trump’s idiocies have ratcheted our perceptions down.

    I’m sure you’re correct. The whole thing is much more personal than the standard for international relations. OTOH, in some ways that’s a relief. I would be much more worried if Kim were talking about doing bad things to the United States than if he’s focusing on Trump personally. It reminds me of the way the US will sometimes ascribe the actions of an authoritarian government to the leader as a way of suggesting we don’t want to quarrel with their ordinary citizens.

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    Trentrunner says:

    I really can’t overstate what a bad, bad idea it is to have Bernie debate this GOP bill.

    Dems behind-the-scenes are FURIOUS.

    Marking it now: The GOP bill WILL pass this time, and Bernie will have helped them.

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    raven says:

    @Tilda Swintons Bald Cap: The hispanic dude also said that citing institutional racism was racist. Fucking idiot.

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    Baud says:

    @Trentrunner:

    Dems behind-the-scenes are FURIOUS.

    Do you have a source?

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Steve in the ATL:

    Actually, I never went to Duke. W&L for a year, Union, and USC Law. And an LL.M. in Tax from NYU.

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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    @Tilda Swintons Bald Cap:

    Sessions would call Holder “boy”, and if Holder reacts, Todd would talk about he negative optics of the anger…

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    Trentrunner says:

    Your daily:

    FUCK these FUCKING autoplay audio ads at the FUCKING website.

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    patrick II says:

    I can’t recall a stretch of news being quite as depressing as the last few weeks as have been in many years. Continuing climate change denial in the face three hurricanes hitting America and one more hitting Mexico, plus two earthquakes in Mexico, a mentally disturbed President dying to start two wars, and the Koch brothers bribing Republicans to take health insurance away thirty million Americans. (and thus kill about thirty thousand of them yearly). And now Kim Jung Un, of all people, making more sense than our president.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @patrick II: just wait until we start getting opinions from justice gorsuch.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Ksmiami:

    Why doesn’t bernis shut the fuck up

    Why does the scorpion sting the frog, even though it knows both will drown

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    Tilda Swintons Bald Cap says:

    @Trentrunner: I yield to no man in my hate for the angry old prostate from Vermont but, meh.

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    hovercraft says:

    @Ksmiami:

    Because he never has before.
    He’s been yelling the same bullshit for 40 years, but the media ignored him. Now that most of his criticism is directed at Democrats, the media keeps giving him a platform to justify their Democrats in Disarray meme.

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    Laura says:

    @burnspbesq: How we got here possibly began when the Fairness Doctrine was repealed and the legion of am radio Limbaugh’s starting shitting in people’s skulls every day and then they spent their evenings letting fox “news” shit in the skulls all night long.

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    raven says:

    @patrick II: Yea, well tune into Burn’s “Vietnam” in abut 30 minutes,

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    Tilda Swintons Bald Cap says:

    @raven: For sure, just shaking my head the entire time I’ve been watching.

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    Just One More Canuck says:

    @debbie: I was disappointed he didn’t call Trump an imperialist running dog

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    Starfish says:

    If your deductible hasn't been met, your copay is how much it costs to simply leave your doctor's office. They can charge way more later.— Chili's Grill & Bar (@Chilis) September 21, 2017

    Chili’s is better at healthcare than some Senators. 😂

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    efgoldman says:

    @hovercraft:

    the media keeps giving him a platform to justify their Democrats in Disarray meme.

    Yup. Her doesn’t invite his shouty self to be on the air (although I can’t see him ever turning down an offer ) The producers and bookers keep calling him,

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    Brachiator says:

    @Just One More Canuck:

    I was disappointed he didn’t call Trump an imperialist running dog

    Too old school. Also, I can’t imagine Trump running.

    ..

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    raven says:

    @Tilda Swintons Bald Cap: They are doing Dak To and Con Thien tonight. Fucking slaughter.

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    MomSense says:

    @Baud:

    Why I do declare you are turning into a romantic.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Trentrunner:

    .I really can’t overstate what a bad, bad idea it is to have Bernie debate this GOP bill.

    Dems behind-the-scenes are FURIOUS.

    Then why don’t these saps come up with a better strategy?

    ..

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    Brachiator says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    He’s also having a single payer rally in SF tomorrow with the California Nurses’ Association, which is run by RoseAnn DeMoro, who is a heighten-the-contradictions, bernie-or-bust, trump-will-usher-in-the-revolution idiot.

    Sanders sees his moment and he is not letting go. He puts himself forward as the de facto 2020 nominee, or at worst the kingmaker who will dictate the candidate and party platform. He has got to keep himself in the public eye.

    And he’s got his loyal accolytes.

    ..

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    @Brachiator: Does he want to hand victory to the Rs just like he did last November? I am hoping that in his investigations Mueller is also looking at the ties between BS campaign and the Russians.

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    El Caganer says:

    @Brachiator: Imperialist golf-cart dog!

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    Jeffro says:

    I’m about 10 pages in to “What Happened” and I’m not a happy camper. Not mad at Hillz…just feeling cheated all over again…

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    Jeffro says:

    @Brachiator:

    And [Wilmer]’s got his loyal accolytes.

    That he does…the Furious 5%!!! I wish them well; they’re not even a majority of a minority of a majority.

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    Brachiator says:

    .Does he want to hand victory to the Rs just like he did last November?

    I don’t like Bernie and he was never my guy. But I don’t think he handed victory to the GOP. Not at all. And he clearly thinks that he can make himself Mr Inevitable. And the Democrats seem willing to play along.

    By the way, I think that Sanders is delusional. I also don’t think that his efforts to gain attention will mean much in the long run or the short run.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @burnspbesq:

    How the F did we get to a place where the hereditary despot of North Korea is more rational and trustworthy than the President of the United States?

    I blame Baud failing to win in the primary.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Brachiator:

    Sanders sees his moment and he is not letting go.

    He will not be the nominee; a Bernista will not be the nominee.
    A couple of key states have to refuse him primary ballot lines on the quite sensible grounds that he is not a fucking Democrat. There will be a big hoohah, which will have blown over by the convention. Then let it be known that any disruption of the convention itself will result in immediate eviction from the hall.
    Play some fucking hardball with these fucking leftier than thou purity ponies. They won’t vote for a real Dem anyway.

    Fuckem

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    TenguPhule says:

    @patrick II:

    I can’t recall a stretch of news being quite as depressing as the last few weeks as have been in many years.

    You think that’s bad just wait until the next two weeks.

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    @efgoldman:

    Play some fucking hardball with these fucking leftier than thou purity ponies. They won’t vote for a real Dem anyway.

    This. Don’t roll over and play dead for Grandpa Crazy Hair.

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    @Brachiator: He certainly helped.
    1. His attacks against HRC were weaponized by T
    2. His supporters were heckling speakers at the Dem convention
    3. Russians tried their HRC attack strategy on BSers first, my BS supporter friend would forward absolute vile lies about HRC that she got from FB.
    4. He conceded way too late and did not endorse HRC wholeheartedly.

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    divF says:

    @schrodingers_cat:
    5. His whole shtick about the Democratic party being irreparably corrupt turned enough voters third party, or off from voting, to cost the election.

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    @divF: He is still at it, that’s why he is on TV all the fucking time

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    Honus says:

    @Steve in the ATL: @burnspbesq: wait a minute, you never went to Duke? I like you better already.
    W&L & UVA myself. I’ve got a whole closet full of white shoes.

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    burnspbesq says:

    The only thing CNN cares about is ratings, and from that perspective inviting Bernie is genius.

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    Elizabelle says:

    I think “dotard” is my new favorite word.

    It would seem to apply to Trump, quite well.

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    sylvania says:

    @efgoldman: Then why the fuck is mistermix, a hardcore sandernista, still allowed to post here!!! Why the fuck do people still tolerate all the other sandernistas who still try flog their horseshit in the comments here???

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    cokane says:

    FAKE NEWS, those dogs were trained

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    cokane says:

    @sylvania: sad, the pathetic folks still re litigating the 2016 primary, that they won! and then demanding purges of the unfaithful monkeys. seriously, you share the same philosophy of a fox news viewer

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    efgoldman says:

    @sylvania:

    Why the fuck do people still tolerate all the other sandernistas who still try flog their horseshit in the comments here???

    Because it’s Cole’s blog, and he doesn’t ban people just for contrary opinions. If you start your own blog, you can decide who posts.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @sylvania: shut the fucking piehole, derf. Aren’t you overdue your regularly scheduled visit from the ban hammer?

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    @schrodingers_cat: How do we get to a majority without the Sanders supporters? There are too many of them.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @cokane: That’s a troll.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Matt McIrvin:

    There are too many of them.

    No there aren’t. They are disproportionally noisy on the intartoobz. Their votes are mostly not obtainable. Voting and politics are beneath the leftier than thou purity ponies, or they go third party.

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    PIGL says:

    @Tilda Swintons Bald Cap: but he woulda won. By double digits. All the polls say so.

    This according to some nutcase I just blocked on the book of faces. I can see strongly prefer one candidate over another but this is A kind of delusion that I’ve never encountered before.

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    Wow, I think some you missed it, “dotard” is a real word. “Foolish and doddering old person.”.
    I give Rocket Man Kim 1 point. DOTARD Trump -1 points. Kim used a real word, Trump used a lame Elton John reference.
    DOTARD should have used “Saturday Night’s Alright (for fighting)”. ….Just to move this shit along and get it over with. That way I can plan for my Sunday accordingly.

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    @efgoldman: Demonizing Sanders goes beyond the purity ponies, though.

    I am basically the only white person I know who voted for Hillary Clinton in the primary election. I know a lot of white liberals in real life, some of whom live in swing states, and without exaggeration, I am pretty sure that 100.00% of the ones whose preference I know, the women and the men, aside from myself, voted for Bernie. (I know one guy who vocally preferred Hillary, but he never votes.) For the most part they came around and voted for Hillary in the general, but they didn’t like it, and some are still fuming about the DNC somehow forcing Hillary on us. Make a point of alienating all those people and we’ve got a real problem on our hands.

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