Sunday Evening Open Thread: Everything Old Is… Still Pretty Stale


 
Not that the Repubs won’t keep trying


 
But unlike professional ratfvckers such as Ari Fleischer, Trump is an old-school grifter:

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    Hate these fuckers and their enablers.

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    MoCA Ace says:

    All expenses paid!!!

    Does not include transportation,meals, drinks and housekeeping fees… hot water, bed linens, and pillows are extra. Wine tour and tasting room available to donors at the “crime syndicate” level.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    If the NYT had any respect…. Never mind.

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    Lapassionara says:

    @Major Major Major Major: me too. I saw “Hamilton” this afternoon at the Fox Theater in St Louis. What great talent, what great genius, what a moving experience. Then to compare our times to those. What a travesty.

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    efgoldman says:

    There was no intartoobz/social media in Watergate days. It was anticipated only in some scifi. So All the President’s Men had much tighter control over the message, even with WaPo and the two committees digging and digging.
    Now we have pervasive social media, and not only are they available to any keyboard kommando, but Weasel Face and his minions not only pay attention, they misuse it religiously against their own interest.
    Compared to this WH, Tricksie was the Fort Knox of ideas.

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    @Major Major Major Major: “You can checkout anytime you like, but you can never leave”.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Major Major Major Major: You can check out any time you like…

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    Corner Stone says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Who let you stay up this late?

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    But his own side did not like the fact he attacked Syria, did you see the Alex Jones meltdown?

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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    As a guy who likes decent wine, even if I didn’t despise Deadbeat Donnie, the notion of Trump Winery being “famous” is laughable.

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    MoCA Ace says:

    Who’s going to play the part of Jack Nicholson in the Shining!

    REDRUM, REDRUM, REDRUM…

    I’m picturing Kelly Ann Conway

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    @Corner Stone: Hillbillies never sleep.

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    Lapassionara says:

    @efgoldman: True this.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    I guarantee you that the right wing is going to bring up the fact that the Democrats did contests where you could win a trip to meet President Obama. But there’s a big difference between “meet the president” and “visit the president’s for-profit business.”

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Lapassionara:

    Another convert to the cult! 😘

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    @Mnemosyne:

    But there’s a big difference between “meet the president” and “visit the president’s for-profit business.”

    Not in Trumpworld, they are one and the same.

    @Mnemosyne: Still not joining your cult, I’m immune.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Corner Stone: Mama OHB. It’s her b-day and I am in the process of making baby back ribs for her.

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    Lapassionara says:

    @Mnemosyne: Yes. Proud to say.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Mnemosyne: I hate you fuckers with the fire of 1000 suns. You know what you did.

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    Jager says:

    VP: I actively dislike this wine. You know when you walk through the department store and they’re spraying perfume and you accidentally walk through it?

    Victoria: Pungent. Like cheap perfume.

    From tasting/review of Trump Wines, https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/we-tried-some-bottles-from-donald-trumps-virginia-winery/

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    Lapassionara says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: The best birthday dinner evah!

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    Steeplejack says:

    #Trump Wine has a bitter, arrogant flavor, a corrupt mouthfeel, and an aftertaste of regret. Best served with warrants and subpoenas.— Tim Frayser (@TimFrayser) April 15, 2018

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    raven says:

    @Lapassionara: I saw the Dead there in 72!

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: This hillbilly generally sleeps from 8 PM to 3-4 AM.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    As I sit here listening to the sleet against the windows, I’m thinking of all those poor suckers who spent years training, and a small fortune in expenses to get their one chance to run the Boston Marathon tomorrow, when it may approach 40 degrees, in pouring rain with a 30+mph headwind.

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    efgoldman says:

    @MoCA Ace:

    I’m picturing Kelly Ann Conway

    Gakk! Why?

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    @Gin & Tonic: So you don’t think they’re going to set any records tomorrow.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @efgoldman: Good point.

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    Ruckus says:

    @efgoldman:
    My guess at a distance would be too much 2 buck chuck. It has been known to bring on nightmares, even while awake.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    Nelson Muntz “Ha-ha!”

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: At least they won’t have to worry about people overheating.

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    raven says:

    @Gin & Tonic: A friend of mine is there for it and she was nervous about the weather. Did you see the piece about the guy who had cervical surgery and it running it in a HALO?

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    Shana says:

    @Lapassionara: I tried twice for tickets in DC and failed. Such an amazing show. So jealous. Bask in it for a while.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @raven: No, I didn’t. But your friend is right to be nervous – the weather is going to suck bigly.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Maggie probably didn’t even bet $1k to drink colored piss.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @raven: Interesting story, thanks. But sounds like he’s out of the halo now.

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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    @Jager:

    “You can tell money went into this wine. It tastes expensive but it has no soul.”

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    efgoldman says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    I’m thinking of all those poor suckers who spent years training, and a small fortune in expenses to get their one chance to run the Boston Marathon tomorrow

    Cliche reporting says cool weather is better for the elite runners.
    But not like this!

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    raven says:

    @Major Major Major Major: I know! I broke my back in 75 and had rods installed on T-6. Near the endow the 9 months in plaster cast I played a little softball but a marathon!

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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    In the morning as you’re sitting down to a nice hot cup of coffee with your breakfast in your thick robe, just think about the poor clods out there…

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    raven says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Damn, I misread it!

    Six months after the pins were screwed into his skull, he will compete on Monday in the Boston Marathon. He expects to finish in about 2 hours 50 minutes — about the same time he ran last May when he set the Ironman world record, 7:40:23, which included five hours of swimming and biking beforehand.

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    magurakurin says:

    @MoCA Ace: I pictured a different, briefer scene in the Shining for her…I think you know the one I mean…

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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    @efgoldman:

    …naked…in a bathtub full of lime jello with cabbage slaw…

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    Lapassionara says:

    @raven: darn! Great venue, and I am jealous.

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    raven says:

    @Lapassionara: We were high as the cost of living!

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    magurakurin says:

    @raven: that must have been a pretty damn good concert. That’s like when they were at their prime.

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    Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes says:

    @magurakurin:

    Oh! We weren’t far off. See above…

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    raven says:

    @magurakurin: From what I recall it was! The biggest revelation in my life came when I got sober 25 years ago and found out what I’l been missing all those years a getting totally fucked up for music.

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    magurakurin says:

    Hey Major Major

    How’s Japan treating you? It’s about to treat one of my fillings in my molar. I’m off to see the dentist. One good thing about Japan, though…we all got dental…

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    Baud says:

    @raven: Now I’m inspired to do 30 minutes on the elliptical tomorrow.

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    It’s snowing here. I give up.

    I’m tired after our long drive. I may not be able to stay awake long enough to watch the Comey interview.

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    magurakurin says:

    @raven: I can relate to that. I saw the Talking Heads in the Robin Hood Dell in Philly in 82? I remember it was awesome, but remember isn’t the right word. That was before I was sober as well. Being sober improves listening for sure.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady):

    I may not be able to stay awake long enough to watch the Comey interview.

    Here, let me summarize it for you. “Loyalty…blah blah blah…integrity…blah blah blah…Hillary Clinton is the Devil…blah blah blah…I had no choice…blah blah blah…Trump has tiny hands and is a moron.”

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    @magurakurin: it’s good! Finally getting to Tokyo today.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes:

    just think about the poor clods out there…

    I grew up in Coolidge Corner, literally a one minute stroll to the course; watch the lead runners go by, and go get a coke.
    It was not at all the big deal it is today, They didn’t even close the streets in Newton and Brookline. If you wanted, you could buy walk-up tickets for the morning ball game at Fenway.No live broadcast, no choppers. Jerry Nason of the Globe was the king of the marathon reporters.
    And that’s the way it was, and we liked it.

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    @efgoldman: but did nickels have bees on them, was there an onion on your belt?

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    magurakurin says:

    @Major Major Major Major: cool. Have fun.

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    efgoldman says:

    @Major Major Major Major:

    was there an onion on your belt?

    I was much too young to be trusted with my own onion.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Steeplejack: That is genius.

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    @Corner Stone: I keep thinking about Kay’s comments on how Comey violated procedure and procedure is there to guide and protect you in confusing situations. She’s right. But then, she always is.

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    1000 flouncing lurkers (was fidelio) says:

    For those jackals interested in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Minnesota Wild have just finished their first home game against the Winnipeg Jets, beating them 6-2. Patrik Laine may wish he had saved his violin solos for the end of the series. Who knew hockey players were such savage music critics?

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    Corner Stone says:

    Here comes Big Douche.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady): I hate that fucking fucker. If you’ll excuse my fucking French.

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    Corner Stone says:

    “We” didn’t you fucking fuck. “You” fucking did it. You god damn coward motherfucker.

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    Corner Stone says:

    This fucking asshole. Jesus.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Corner Stone: I take it that you are watching the interview.

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    mad citizen says:

    Listening to the Comey interview. What I don’t understand–and I’m guessing you all here covered it at the time–was why the FBI couldn’t have a taken a couple of days to check out the Huma/Hillary emails before he sent his letter to Congress. WTF? Why would one think there were new revelations in emails Huma kept when they had already gone through, what? thousands of Hillary’s emails.

    Right now they’re talking about the pee tape.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor (formerly Iowa Old Lady):

    Kay is a treasure. Nobody better at cutting through all the bullshit obfuscation and getting to the heart of the matter.

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    Elizabelle says:

    From Vichy Times article:

    While ABC aired one hour of its conversation with Mr. Comey, it had conducted a five-hour interview with him, a transcript of which was obtained by The New York Times. In it, Mr. Comey called Mr. Trump a serial liar who treated women like “meat,” and described him as a “stain” on everyone who worked for him.

    He said a salacious allegation that Mr. Trump had cavorted with prostitutes in Moscow had left him vulnerable to blackmail by the Russian government. And he asserted that the president was incinerating the country’s crucial norms and traditions like a wildfire. He compared the president to a mafia boss.

    “Our president must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country,” Mr. Comey told ABC’s chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, on the program “20/20.” “The most important being truth. This president is not able to do that. He is morally unfit to be president.”

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    SgrAstar says:

    @Shana: jsyk, Hamilfans. Salt Lake City production didn’t sell out…so, there are tickets available, expensive, at arttix.org, for performances between now and May 6.

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    Elizabelle says:

    While many of Mr. Trump’s critics believe that the proper remedy for his perceived transgressions is impeachment, Mr. Comey insisted that would just “let the American people off the hook.” He said the public was “duty bound” to vote Mr. Trump out of office in the next election.

    “You cannot have, as president of the United States, someone who does not reflect the values that I believe Republicans treasure and Democrats treasure and independents treasure,” Mr. Comey said. “That is the core of this country. That’s our foundation. And so impeachment, in a way, would short-circuit that.”

    If Republicans treasure these values so much, why was Trump their nominee?

    I am all for impeachment. After the midterms.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: She has bothered me a bit since the election. She complains that no one talks about the corruption, etc., yet she has keys to the front page of this blog and she doesn’t use them.

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    Elizabelle says:

    In the ABC interview, Mr. Comey had kinder things to say about Mr. Trump’s brainpower, saying he did not think the president suffered from mental incompetence or was in the early stages of dementia. He said Mr. Trump struck him as a person of “above average intelligence.”

    Comey don’t think much of the average American, does he?

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    efgoldman says:

    @Elizabelle:

    James Comey says President Trump is a serial liar, treats women like “meat” and is a “stain” on all who work for him, in an ABC News interview

    Well, DUHH!
    Spine of finest mushy scrambled eggs, our James.
    Christ what an asshole

    Fuckem

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    Elizabelle says:

    The president took a break from his attacks on Mr. Comey as he left the White House on a rainy Sunday afternoon to spend time at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va. But it seemed likely that he and his allies would not back down in the face of Mr. Comey’s barrage of public accusations, which are expected to continue for weeks.

    On ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday morning, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the press secretary, unloaded on Mr. Comey, calling him a “self-admitted leaker” and a liar. At the White House on Friday, she had called him a “disgraced partisan hack” and a fired employee trying desperately to “rehabilitate his tattered reputation and enrich his own bank account.”

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    Gretchen says:

    @Jager: « I’ve had worse wine. It could actually be much more offensive. ». Thanks for the Trump wine review.

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    Another Scott says:

    @Elizabelle: “And yet,” Comey continued, “I did everything in my power to make sure he was elected President. I am an honorable man, and I regret nothing, because it’s important for honorable men to break department procedures and traditions and act against the advice of important colleagues to stick their nose into political business whenever they feel it’s important.”

    “Please buy my book and hire my consulting firm to gain further insights into my honor and leadership qualities.”

    Grrr…

    Cheers,
    Scott.
    (“Who is having fun doing his federal taxes – more fun than watching Comey.”)

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    Elizabelle says:

    Incidentally, these are from the FTF NYTimes story alert; will go through the interview excerpts next.

    Startling New Details

    Some of the most startling assertions by Mr. Comey revolved around his first meeting with the president-elect at Trump Tower just days before the inauguration. That day, intelligence officials, including Mr. Comey, briefed the incoming president on Russia’s attempt to meddle with the election.

    Mr. Comey said Mr. Trump and his aides seemed interested only in what the former F.B.I. director called the “P.R. and spin” about the issue.

    “The conversation, to my surprise, moved into a P.R. conversation about how the Trump team would position this and what they could say about this,” Mr. Comey said. “I don’t remember any questions about, ‘So what are they going to do next; how might we stop it? What’s the future look like? Because we’ll be custodians of the security of this country.’ There was none of that.”

    “It was all, ‘What can we say about what they did and how it affects the election that we just had?’” Mr. Comey said.

    It was at the end of the meeting that Mr. Comey said he asked to speak to Mr. Trump alone to brief him on the salacious “Steele dossier,” which contains unverified allegations about Mr. Trump, including a claim that the Russian government has video recordings of him watching prostitutes urinate on one another in a Moscow hotel room in 2013.

    Mr. Comey said Mr. Trump denied the allegations that day, saying, “Do I look like a guy who needs hookers?” Weeks later, in a telephone call after the dossier was published by BuzzFeed, Mr. Trump again denied the account in graphic terms, Mr. Comey said.

    “There’s no way I’d let people pee on each other around me,” Mr. Trump said, according to Mr. Comey’s account. Mr. Comey said the president also raised the idea that the F.B.I. should investigate the claim as a way of proving that it never happened. Mr. Comey said he warned Mr. Trump that doing so would add to “the narrative” that the president was under investigation.

    In his book, “A Higher Loyalty,” Mr. Comey drops any pretense of comity with the president he briefly served.
    Mr. Comey said in the interview that he did not know whether the episode had taken place, or whether the Russians had material they could use to blackmail Mr. Trump.

    “I think it’s possible. I don’t know,” Mr. Comey told Mr. Stephanopolous. “These are more words I never thought I’d utter about a president of the United States, but it’s possible.”

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Another Scott: Yeah. Pretty much.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Elizabelle: Do you?

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    Corner Stone says:

    I hope this motherfucker finds his way under a dumptruck.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Corner Stone: Shall we call them Douche and Louche?

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    Corner Stone says:

    IT’S NOT BOTH SIDES YOU MOTHERFUCKER!

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    efgoldman says:

    @Corner Stone:

    I hope this motherfucker finds his way under a dumptruck.

    Too quick

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    Corner Stone says:

    Comey may be a worse human being than Trump.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Corner Stone: Come on now….

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    Corner Stone says:

    I honestly don’t think Comey really gets how bad he is going to be pilloried by the entire nation for his actions, his book and this interview. It’s almost like he really thinks what he did was right and honorable.

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    debbie says:

    @Elizabelle:

    The surest proof he was peed on is Trump’s insistence it never happened. Comey should just come out and say it.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Trump is who he is. Comey keeps trying to lie about it. And look where we are due to his sense of who he thinks he is.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Corner Stone: This must be some interview.

    ===

    The NYTimes story is pretty much all old stuff, as you’ve seen. Albeit, the end crystallizes a lot:

    In one of his Sunday Twitter posts, Mr. Trump insisted that “I never asked Comey for Personal Loyalty. I hardly even knew this guy.”

    …. The president has repeatedly criticized Mr. Comey for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email case. On Sunday, he did so again in a Twitter post, claiming that Mr. Comey had admitted in his book that he went easy on her because he thought she would win the election.

    Trump tweet: Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe. In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job. Slimeball!

    In fact, Mr. Comey said the opposite in his book, acknowledging that he may have unconsciously assumed she would win when he reopened the email investigation just days before the election, something that many Democrats believe was devastating to her campaign. [Unconsciously, my a$$.]

    In the ABC interview, Mr. Comey said he believed at the time that it would be extremely damaging to the credibility of the F.B.I. if the reopened investigation did not come to light until after Mrs. Clinton had won the White House.

    [But not one fucking word here about Trump’s campaign also being under investigation. And someone assuring the FTF NYTimes that he was not. Crickets.]

    “If I ever start considering whose political fortunes will be affected by a decision, we’re done,” he said. “We’re no longer that group in America that is apart from the partisans, and that can be trusted.”

    Have to say, I have to laugh at Trump’s tweet, which is — for him — on the truthful side. Even accurate.

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    efgoldman says:

    When, oh when, are NHL players going to learn not to clear the puck out of the rink, late in close games.
    Two minute delay penalty, power play, tying goal. Fuck.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Comey and Stormy Daniels are a hell of a lot alike. They both find themselves alone with Trump. And they both think to themselves, “Well it’s too late to say no now.”

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    tobie says:

    @Corner Stone: Thanks for screaming on my behalf. I’m recovering from pneumonia so I can’t yell at the TV…but, man, I want to. The first twenty minutes of this interview have been by turns infuriating and excruciating.

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    MomSense says:

    I decided to skip the interview with the tall turd and then I started getting texts from my kids about what an arrogant asshole he is. Decided to check here for the hot jackal take. I’m pleased to see he is getting dragged here as well.

    I’m not feeling great so I’m going to go back to Howard’s End.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @MomSense: Ah. So Comey is not going over well. Very interesting. Glad to hear it.

    I think Team Mueller are far more disciplined and discerning.

    PS: wish you were feeling much better. Nurse Korra will help.

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    efgoldman says:

    @tobie:

    I can’t yell at the TV

    mrs efg does that all the time. It seems to have little or no effect, except to raise her blood pressure.

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    Corner Stone says:

    Maybe a woodchipper can be conveniently located in the proximate vicinity of this garbage ass human being. Right by a patch of ice.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    The kindest interpretation that occurs to me of Comey’s conduct re Hillary is that he somehow got confused over what professional and ethical duty required him to do. So, despite instructions from Obama and Lynch pointing out what to do, he did the wrong thing: stupidity, rather than malice

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Amir Khalid: Comey hates the Clintons. He got off at long last. Fuck him.

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    @Amir Khalid: I think this is Silverman’s interpretation.

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    1000 flouncing lurkers (was fidelio) says:

    @efgoldman: At least I can say that wasn’t Alexei Emelin’s fault, since the Predators don’t play until tomorrow night.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Elizabelle:
    Welp, tonight’s TwitterSturm should be a doozy.

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    Steve on St. Simons Island says:

    @Another Scott:

    Who is having fun doing his federal taxes – more fun than watching Comey.

    Is your CPA in a Brazilian prison? No? Then don’t complain about doing your taxes!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    For whatever reasons, she prefers to participate as a commenter than a front pager. I won’t fault her for making the choice that works best for her (although I would rejoice if she decided to do FP posting again).

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    Another Scott says:

    @Steve on St. Simons Island: I’m not complaining. It’s fun!

    ;-)

    Actually, I’m still waiting on the Mac that I use for our taxes (for historical reasons) to finish updating. I haven’t actually started on the forms yet…

    Hope Mrs. in the ATL is doing well.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Another Scott: she is improving, thank you!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I don’t fault her for choosing to remain a commenter. My objection is that she complains about something she can fix.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: @Omnes Omnibus: FWIW, I have said it to her directly on several occasions and she has never responded.

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    dopey-o says:

    @Lapassionara: I also saw “Hamilton” yesterday. what an incredible act of patriotism from the son of ‘shithole’ immigrants.
    please send more.

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    debbie says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Maybe I’ve read her wrong, but I think Kay’s complaints are directed at journalists and are rhetorical. But then, I’m still waking up when I read them.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Steve in the ATL: The Mrs is poorly? My condolences.

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    @Steve in the ATL: Good to hear. Wait, you’re back in the ATL? That was fast!

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    Fair Economist says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    run the Boston Marathon tomorrow, when it may approach 40 degrees, in pouring rain with a 30+mph headwind.

    In all seriousness, people can die in that kind of weather, of hypothermia.

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    J R in WV says:

    @raven:

    I have a cousin, 6 months older than I, who used to do the Ironman every year in Hawai’i and trained year-round for it. Lived there in order to work out there. One year after he finished he was hospitalized for bleeding from his orifices, orifices you do NOT want to be bleeding from.

    Then, the next year, there he was, qualified and starting again. Smart, too, except about the Ironman Triathlon. And Apple hardware, that too.

    We stay in touch, I visited him out there some years back, he was a gracious host.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @debbie: Fine. Her voice and her complaints would have a greater reach if she FPed. That is my point. She is in a position to potentially affect the dialogue in even a minor way and yet she chooses to remain like you and me – and still complains about the dialogue.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Comey is as much a traitor as Donald.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    Comey is as much a traitor as Donald.

    Every fucking inch of him.

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    Gvg says:

    @Corner Stone: no I don’t think he falls as low as Trump. He is infuriating because he actually seems almost admirable, whereas most of us have known how bad Trump is for decades.
    Trump was obstructing Justice by firing Comey, no matter that Comey wasn’t perfect. Rosenstein hasn ‘t recused because by appointing the independent counsel and taking a lot of heat from Trump minions, he more than made up for the letter used for cover. I suspect he hasn’t been encouraged to recuse because he has already proven he won’t knuckle under and we’d have to wait in see if someone else took over kind of funny the way it’s been working out..

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    So he’s gonna keep doing it. More splashy little military strikes, every one of them getting him a little cookie from the media and making the neocons and never-Trumpers fall in line a little more. Then maybe a really big war, just in time for him to win some election or other. The question is just whether he can hold off on that one until it can get him reelected or if he wastes it on a possibly ungrateful Congress.

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    The Other Chuck says:

    @Mr Stagger Lee:

    did you see the Alex Jones meltdown?

    Pretty sure Alex Jones’ resting state is melted.

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