Some Well Deserved Shade

This will get a bajillionzillion retweets.

179 replies
  1. 1
    Readily says:

    That tweet made me laugh and cry in precisely equal amounts.

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    Raoul says:

    Well played, ma’am.

  3. 3
    emma says:

    Mrs. Clinton has got to be a candidate for sainthood. How the heck she has kept her sense of humor after decades of persecution by rabid weasels I will never know.

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    Jeffro says:


    Is Awesome.

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    Yutsano says:

    *slow clap*

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    Elizabelle says:

    I heart Hillary.

    Also: fuck the fucking New York Times.

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    trollhattan says:

    Err mah gurrd, that’s epic, Madam Secretary.

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    ruemara says:

    Lord knows I did my part.

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    gwangung says:

    It’ll drive some faux progressives crazy, but it’s an apt tweet.

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    Baud says:

    tips hat

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    Planetpundit says:

    Definitely fuck the fucking NYT

  13. 13
    geg6 says:

    I ♥️♥️♥️♥️ her. I couldn’t love her more than I love her right now.

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    debbie says:


    Glad to see she can throw the irony right back at them.

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    Mary G says:

    Bravissimo! 💙💚💛💜 🙌 😘


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    debbie says:


    I consider that to be a bonus.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    So much win.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Still with her.

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    efgoldman says:


    It’ll drive some faux progressives crazy



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    LAO says:

    Absolutely epic.

  21. 21

    Hillary Clinton wins the Internets. Permanently.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    Still with her. Still have her bumper stickers on my car. Get tailgated all the time.

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    lamh36 says:

    My god…Over 11,000 migrant children are in US Custody!!

    Up from 9000 since a little less than 1 month!!!

    Follow Follow @adegrandpre
    There are 11,432 migrant children in US custody, @HHSGov said Thursday, up from fewer than 9,000 in late May. New today from The Post’s @NickMiroff

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    dmsilev says:

    See, you don’t even need 140 characters, let alone 280, to win the Internet.

    What could have been. What _should_ have been.

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    sukabi says:

    Good for Sec. Clinton. 😂😂😂👏👏👏👏👏👏

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    Faithful Lurker says:

    I haven’t been paying much attention today. What has the fnyft done now?

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    Ruckus says:

    Welcome back to our humble shit hole.
    You were missed, hope everything is OK.

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    danielx says:

    Good on her.

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    chopper says:

    perfect. bravo.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Faithful Lurker: Nothing much in particular as far as I know. I think people are (rightfully) bringing up their EMAILS! obsession from the campaign.

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    Oh, good! I only had a couple of minutes, but I had to check and make sure this was being talked about. That is a Sherman-worthy burn.

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    Schlemazel says:

    The FBI managed to do some major league ass covering by including some text messages between FBI agents that do not like Dump. I am sure Fox will cover that extensively.

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    Jeffro says:


    My god…Over 11,000 migrant children are in US Custody!!

    Up from 9000 since a little less than 1 month!!!

    Hmm…what’s the definition of terrorism, again?

    the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes

    Thanks Dictionary dot com! I thought that was the word I was looking for…

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @efgoldman: Fuckem!

    Fuckem indeed

    Good to see you posting.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Faithful Lurker:

    I believe it’s what they did during the campaign that’s being referenced.

    But today they have Frank Bruni concern-trolling De Niro.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Betty Cracker:
    Still with her.
    Damn Straight.

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    chopper says:


    I am sure Fox will cover that extensively.

    from what i can tell that’s all they’re covering. they’re so deep in the bunker they’re eating canned ham and shitting in a bucket.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Schlemazel: And you would be correct…in fact, it is ALL they are talking about (with the occasional mention of Comey being ‘insubordinate’, never mind that it is Loretta. Lynch. that he was being insubordinate to, NOT Trumpov)

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    Thoughtful David says:

    This is a story that isn’t going to go away, and it’s going to be horrific for the Trumpanzees. This the kind of story that will finally catch the interest of reporters, and of the public.

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    hellslittlestangel says:

    I love President Hillary Clinton and whoever works her Twitter account (if a different person).

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    Ruckus says:

    @zhena gogolia:
    Don’t think Bob is going to play well with Frank.
    Possibly something along the lines of “Fuck You Frank.”

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    Mnemosyne says:

    G literally just texted that to me.

    I can’t tell you how desperately I needed that bitter laugh right now.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Thoughtful David: then KKK Sessions and SHS gonna quote the bible to justify the policy…

    Uh…huh…ya know what ELSE racist white folks used Bible quotes to justify…the list goes on, but I’m sure you know my first thought as an African American…

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    Baud says:

    I don’t think I’ll ever not be angry again.

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    What could have been.

    Yeah. I think this is what hurts the worst.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @zhena gogolia: But today they have Frank Bruni concern-trolling De Niro.

    Panchito. Worse than useless. Worse than Kristof? that’s like counting the proverbial dancing angels. Worse than Dowd….? Nobody’s worse. If he keeps it up he might get to “as bad”.

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    zhena gogolia says:


    Same here.

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    Marcopolo says:

    Good for Hills. My friends & I used the ironic form of “but her emails” repeatedly & with gusto with the two Trump voters we know—but they don’t show up at our gatherings anymore. Hmm, wonder why?

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @John Revolta:

    She would have built on what Obama did and kept moving us forward in the right direction. It’s a massive tragedy.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    I think he’s worse than Dowd at this moment because he has more people taking him seriously. Definitely worse than Kristof, who is right about 3% of the time.

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    Roger Moore says:

    Some Well Deserved Shade

    That’s not shade. That’s a total solar eclipse.

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    lamh36 says:

    Jesus…so they’ve deported some parents, and they still haven’t returned some of the children!!!!

    OMG…how many parents still haven’t gotten their chidlren back?



    2:43 PM – Jun 14, 2018

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    Ohio Mom says:

    @efgoldman: You’re back! Hooray!

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    Betty Cracker says:

    Had to explain the significance of “but her emails” to the mister, who only uses the internet for weather, gardening and motorcycle maintenance information. And while an explained joke is a failed joke, he appreciated the epic torching once clued in.

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    @Roger Moore:

    That’s a total solar eclipse.


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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    So he doesn’t read your epic posts?????

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    waysel says:

    Still with her. Best burn ever.

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    SFAW says:


    Good to see you back, youngster.

    While you were gone, this place lacked a certain … gravitas, I guess.


    Ah, gravitas restored! The universe is once again in balance.

    Or some bullshit like that.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    @lamh36: Every time I read about the incarcerated children, I am deeply ashamed and also nauseated.

    As for the Hillary tweet, I’m printing it out and giving it a place on honor on the refrigerator.

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    JPL says:

    @Baud: I’m angry and sad, but come September I’ll be mad as hell and do what I can to elect dems.

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    debbie says:

    “But her emails!” Screw that. What about his tearing up every piece of paper that lands on his desk?

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    rikyrah says:

    Kapow 🙌🙌

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    debbie says:



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    Scamp Dog says:

    Cain, if you’re still reading posts now:

    What would be a good day for a Balloon Juice meetup? We want to make sure you can come this time. I know TaMara can get busy at times, so I’d be happy to put this together. The last one was great, and it’s time for another metro Denver meetup.


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    SFAW says:

    Of course, reading some of the responses from the RWA morons, I find myself starting to feel/think like certain esteemed (or is that “steamed”?) commenters here. That is, I think of what a wonderful world it would be if all those RWA motherfuckers experienced an extinction event, affecting only them.

    Probably not a healthy way to be.

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    RedDirtGirl says:

    @efgoldman: welcome back!!!

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    MattF says:

    @debbie: I haven’t gotten over that little habit Trump’s acquired in a lifetime of criminality. It’s not just a tell– it’s showing all your cards.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Ohio Mom: It’s just sad…I am not even a parent…and yet I still have more empathy than some of these anti-immigration folks who do have kids…smh…says alot more about them that they don’t even realize or they just don’t care…smh

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @zhena gogolia: Nope. He gets the first draft in verbal form most of the time.

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    WereBear says:

    @SFAW: That is, I think of what a wonderful world it would be if all those RWA motherfuckers experienced an extinction event, affecting only them.

    Probably not a healthy way to be.

    But completely understandable.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Cheryl had a tweet in the thread below where a rabbi fucking pwned the Christianists. Turns out that their favorite book of clobber texts, Leviticus, is very specific about how you’re supposed to treat orphans and refugees. Turns out that putting them into camps is not one of the options.

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    debbie says:


    Couple that with Hillel the Elder’s injunction, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbors.” Then excommunicate the lot of them.

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    lamh36 says:

    Follow Follow @4everNeverTrump
    Jeff Sessions’s worldview:
    —Romans 13, used to justify slavery in the 19th century, is why it is okay to separate migrant children from parents
    —the Immigration Act of 1924, which contributed to the Holocaust by preventing Jews to escape from Europe to America, is a great law

    5:35 PM – 14 Jun 2018

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mary G:
    Bravissima. Although I would go one more and say to the lady, Bravississima!

    A systematic and ongoing violation of your country’s law on preserving public records, by itself an offence that justifies removal from office. One of too many such offences that have come to light, about which Congressional Republicans, whether cowed by Trump or complicit with him, don’t intend to do a damn thing.

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    Jeffro says:

    Now that I am back from Singapore, where we had a great result with respect to North Korea, the thought process must sadly go back to the Witch Hunt, always remembering that there was No Collusion and No Obstruction of the fabricated No Crime.

    “Why can’t it be as easy as Kim makes it look? I have to keep remembering to Capitalize the Important Words for my Brain Dead Cult Followers, plus add “No” to things that are Most Certainly True”

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    Jeffro says:

    @SFAW: @WereBear:

    what a wonderful world it would be if all those RWA motherfuckers experienced an extinction event, affecting only them.

    completely understandable

    Left Left Behind?

    Left Behind…and thank the FSM for that!

    The Leftovers Left?

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    The Ancient Randonneur says:

    I’m still with her.

    BTW this is her second three word tweet to break Twitter. The first was “delete you account”.

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    @Jeffro: Sure it’s a “Witch Hunt”, but there be witches.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: how in the, um, hell did I miss a movie with Anna Kendrick AND Ken Jeong?

    Muchas gracias!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Only person in the world who could post that.

    Only person who did.

    I ❤️💛💚💙💜🖤💕💖💗❤️ HRC.

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    rachel says:

    @The Ancient Randonneur: What about “Let it go”?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Jeffro: My dad introduced me to it a couple of years ago.

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    Darkrose says:

    @lamh36: That specific quote, too. Romans 13 was thrown at abolitionists to justify the Fugitive Slave Act. Hearing that from the KKKeebler Elf is chilling.

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    Paula says:

    She is awesome.

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    The Ancient Randonneur says:

    @rachel: Ha! I’d forgotten about that one.

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    The Ancient Randonneur says:

    @The Ancient Randonneur: *your

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Not an accident, either. Sessions is evil, but he’s not dumb or naive.

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    Denali says:


    So good to hear your familiar voice. Welcome back!

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    TenguPhule says:

    Back and forth it went. One reporter noted, “There is no law that requires that families be separated at the border. … Why did the administration find that this was necessary?”

    At this point, Sanders took another lap through her talking points, prompting Karem to bust in. “You’re a parent. Don’t you have any empathy? Come on, Sarah, you’re a parent! Don’t you have any empathy for what these people are going through?” said Karem, who memorably ripped into Sanders a year ago over the administration’s media attacks. “They have less than you do. Sarah, come on, seriously. Seriously.”

    “Brian, God, settle down. I’m trying to be serious but I’m not going to have you yell out of turn,” said Sanders.

    Karem: “These people have nothing.”

    Sanders: “Hey, Brian, I know you want to get some more TV time, but that’s not what this is about. … Go ahead, Jill.”

    Via Wapo.

    I hope SHS outlives her daughters.

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    MomSense says:


    Same. I don’t think I’ll ever forgive either.

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    JPL says:

    This is from Haberman

    Person close to Trump, on viewing the IG report, says conclusions give benefit of doubt to the FBI agents on whether they impacted outcomes that Trump hasn’t been given re Mueller probe.

    Trump wants a benefit of doubt, but why he did nothing wrong according to him.

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    MomSense says:


    Hello!!! So happy to see you here.


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    lamh36 says:

    @TenguPhule: and pooh on the reporter who didn’t continue on with Brian’s questions…every damn reporter afterwards should have pickd up where Brian left off and kept on asking the same damn question…

    Shut that shit down…

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    Mnemosyne says:


    There are a few things would will help me be less angry. Perp walks. Trials. Jailhouse interviews.

    But the family members who enabled this bullshit with their votes will never be trusted again. Fortunately, I can count them on one hand.

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    lamh36 says:

    Walmart thought it would just be able to tweet a Bieber pic…but nope:

    Is your company Renting out those abandoned warehouses to store those children Taken from their parents?The pictures are horrifying! Do you need the money that bad that you would do this kind of travesty for all of history to record?

    4:57 PM – 14 Jun 2018

    Walmart response:

    8m8 minutes ago
    More Walmart Retweeted julie wilson
    Hey Julie, here’s a look at our official statement about this to help answer your questions.

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    JPL says:

    @TenguPhule: Her daughters will only be allowed to read the bible according to Sarah. Unfortunately, unlike Lindbergh’s daughter, who found out in college that her dad was antisemitic Sarah’s children won’t . Liberty won’t be teaching that course.

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    Gemina13 says:

    Damn. I’d like to report a mass murder I witnessed on Twitter . . .

    Still with her. My fondest wish is fourfold: the utter humiliation and ruination of the Trump Administration and everyone involved in it; the overturning of every single act committed during the Trump Administration as illegitimate; the rebuilding of this country, with real attention paid to the effects of institutional racism/white privilege, sexism, and homophobia; and the silencing of the RWNJ Wurlitzer as they realize they were not just chumps, but willing participants in a major act of treason.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Is that bish still trying to pretend she’s not getting calls directly from Trump?

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    TenguPhule says:

    @lamh36: Walmart’s response is “both sides need to come together and compromise” bullshit.

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    JPL says:

    @lamh36: Does Walmart understand that Trump only wants immigrants who will work in his hotels?

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    Joe Falco says:

    *golf clap times a million*

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    TenguPhule says:

    Trump to impose tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese products, broadening the trade war

    Trump on Friday will announce a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese products, the latest move in his intensifying campaign to rewrite the rules of global trade.

    The action will come one day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Beijing for talks with Chinese leaders about the president’s recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    Breaking via Wapo.

    I’m gonna guess that China is going to seriously rethink that $500 million loan guarantee.

    Trump will shit on the hand that feeds him.

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    JPL says:

    @TenguPhule: To paraphrase the great efg.. fuckem.

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    SRW1 says:


    Super-Christians. More Christian than Jesus.

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    @TenguPhule: Gotta pay for that wall somehow.

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    lamh36 says:

    6h6 hours ago
    Bernie Sanders: “I had no idea hundreds of thousands of Americans, particularly African-Americans, were being held in jail, for months or years, even though they’ve never been convicted of a crime, simply because they can’t afford bail.”

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    Faithful Lurker says:

    @zhena gogolia: You can tell I’m still distracted, Thanks, I thought there was some new outrageous article. Frank Bruni is easily ignored.

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    raven says:

    I just had to tell our tenant we were raising her rent $50 after 4 years. We’ve actually been losing money for two so it was necessary. She’s my wife’s hairdresser so my bride didn’t want to do it. It went well, the tenant and I cooked up a plot to tell my wife she got really mad and is moving!

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    Immanentize says:

    wasn’t Walmart Jade Helm FEMA Camps once a complaint by the RW?

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    @raven: My landlord’s been raising mine 10% every 18 months since he bought the place, the unit next to me has been vacant for 2 years.

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    raven says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Dang, we went up to $750 for a one bedroom, fenced yard and IMMEDIATE repair service (last month it was $300 for and AC motor)!

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    No One of Consequence says:

    @lamh36: As a parent my hatred and rage would melt a nation. Jesus tap-dancing Christ! Remarkable not only how far we can fall, but what kind of velocity we can attain if we shape ourselves into a streamlined projectile and try to achieve VMAX.

    Anyone else getting the feeling that President Jefferson was right, and turns out God *IS* Just, and She will not sleep on Us forever, and he was in fact, right to weep.

    Our nation deserves so much better than this, and we need to start demanding so much more from our Citizenry. Civic Education would be a good place to start.

    Vote people. Please. Every mother-fucking (or father-fucking), ((or lustfully abstaining)) last one of you. Pretty please.

    We have a lot of work to do. We are gonna need each others’ help.


    – NOoC

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    lamh36 says:

    Defense Contractors Cashing In on Immigrant Kids’ Detention via @thedailybeast

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    @raven: One bedroom, fenced yard; but no parking(have to use street parking).

    ETA: And no A/C, that has to be provided by the tenant.

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    eemom says:


    Uh, I knew that and I’m not a fucking US senator. WTF Bernie??

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    ruemara says:

    @raven: that’s it?! My rent went up $100 last year and this year it will go up $50 more. I’ll be paying $1394 for a 2/1 that’s 800sq ft.

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    TS (the original) says:


    I don’t think I’ll ever not be angry again.

    I never go to the movies and rarely watched TV until the last year. I binge watch UK crime and anyone’s cooking shows now – just to get away from the news – cause my brain is full of hate and it reflects not only in my online persona but also in everyday conversations. Life has become one long hate fest – and I’ll be dead before the planet recovers from the impact of this lot.

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    raven says:

    @ruemara: Ours is 900sq ft. Athens is “relatively” inexpensive in relation to other markets like the ATL. It’s the house next door and we jumped on in about 15 years ago for $75 and put another $20 in it to bring back the beaded board ceilings, hardwood floors, wiring and HVAC.

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    raven says:

    @TS (the original): You watch Bosch?

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    lamh36 says:

    Follow Follow @krassenstein
    BREAKING: Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian Foreign Minister said today that she has not ruled out the possibility of retaliatory tariffs and sanctions, not against the American people, but directly against Trump’s business!!!

    PLEASE do this!

    We love you Canada!

    7:06 PM – 14 Jun 2018

    here’s the article:

    Canadian foreign minister won’t rule out sanctions targeting Trump Organization

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    debbie says:


    Hit ’em where it hurts!

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    @lamh36: I always liked Chrystia, even back when she was in the media. Used to see her on MSNBC back in the day.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @lamh36: JFC.

    MVM bills itself as having “extensive domain expertise in counter-narcotics, criminal and civil investigations, public safety, and national security.” It’s perhaps better known as a security contractor for U.S. intelligence.

    In 2008, MVM lost a lucrative contract with the Central Intelligence Agency in Iraq for, the Wall Street Journal reported, “failing to provide enough armed guards.” It also faced internal allegations that its guards in Iraq, which worked for both the CIA and the National Security Agency, “were procuring and possessing unauthorized weapons and explosives,” according to a since-dismissed lawsuit from an Army Special Forces veteran employee who unsuccessfully claimed wrongful termination after blowing the whistle.

    The fuckers like those who electrocuted American soldiers taking a shower in Iraq are going to be designing these concentration camps.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @SFAW: i keep explaining to people that the Trump regime has had a regrettable effect on my character and disposition. I hope it ends soon before I turn into a bitter old shrew.

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    TenguPhule says:


    wasn’t Walmart Jade Helm FEMA Camps once a complaint by the RW?

    Every single fucking thing is projection. EVERY SINGLE FUCKING THING.

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    Elizabelle says:

    I’ve been entertaining myself with the reader comments on James Comey’s sanctimonious op ed. NY Times readers live in the real world, unlike NY Times reporters and editors. Looking at the newest, they are taking Comey to task, hard.

    My favorite first:

    reader blockhead of Madison, WI [that you, Omnes?]
    Enough already, you are in a boat by yourself, and that should tell you something.

    reader susan: Since we’re continuing to rehash all of this the NY Times should reach out to Hillary Clinton and get her response to the results of the IG’s report and to Comey’s editorial.

    reader Victor James of Los Angeles:
    There has never been a better illustration of the old saying, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”.

    reader NYC Independent: Mr. Comey: you are the reason we have Donald Trump in the White House. Take that to your grave.

    reader Jimmy Verner of Dallas: Mr. Comey, you rival President Trump in your hubris.

    They get it.

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    TenguPhule says:


    Gotta pay for that wall somehow.

    GOP already figured that one out. Hold the kidnapped children hostage and demand the Democrats vote on an immigration bill funding it if they want them back.

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    debbie says:


    Four years without an increase??? She should have thanked you for the very small hike!

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    JPL says:

    @raven: One of sons rent in Atlanta, and one bedrooms rent for twice that in an okay location. Certainly not upscale, but nice.

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    TenguPhule says:

    @Gelfling 545:

    I hope it ends soon before I turn into a bitter old shrew.

    How many years before you qualify as old? //

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    Elizabelle says:

    @lamh36: Oh, please. That would be great.

    Because they get that the majority of Americans are NOT behind Trump; rather, are aghast.

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    raven says:

    debbie JPL

    And we are in an up and coming neighborhood within a couple of blocks of the Medical college. When she goes we’ll go quite a bit higher. Zillow says $1200 but we appreciate the value of someone we know and trust.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @JPL: You only get the benefit of the doubt when there’s actual, well, doubt.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Elizabelle: My only ‘nym since about 2003/4 has been this one.

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    MisterForkbeard says:

    @JPL: I don’t even understand what Haberman is trying to say here. That the reports give the FBI the benefit of the doubt when it says they didn’t want to affect the outcome?

    Because it seems pretty clear they didn’t affect the outcome except negatively for Hillary, despite what one random text message says about Trump.

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    Kay says:


    As described in more detail below, Comey said that by early May 2016, when he wrote the first draft of his public statement, the Midyear team was aware that evidence of intent was lacking. Others on the Midyear team agreed. FBI Attorney 1 stated, “I have cases where there [are] people with thousands of classified documents in their home and we don’t prosecute them…. [T]his is not something we prosecute lightly or we do regularly. There needs to be, usually, some either nefarious intent or some…actual harm that has happened because of it.”
    Agent 2 told the OIG: [F]rom like my level looking at it…you were hard-pressed to find the intent of anyone to put classified information on that server. And again, sloppy security practices, for sure. Right? But, and, and preventable? Yes. But somebody intentionally putting classified on it, we just never found clear-cut evidence of somebody intending to do that. As early as September 2015, FBI and Department officials realized that they were unlikely to find evidence of intent. Prosecutor 2 stated that within a month of first obtaining criminal process, they had seen no evidence of intent. This prosecutor told the OIG that the team realized that the case likely would lead to a declination after they had reviewed the classified information .

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    Aleta says:

    @raven: In an ideal world you would also receive free haircuts, scalp and foot massages and monthly peach pies.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @efgoldman: Lovely to see you back in the pack. I missed your solemn intonation of “Fuckem” to which I repeat the traditional antiphon “with a rusty pitchfork”.

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    TS (the original) says:


    You watch Bosch?

    No – but I’ve read all the books – another form of escaping from the world. I watch Nexflix, Some of ye old England in Shetlands, Hinterland, Safe, Last Tango in Halifax (more comedy)

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @TS (the original): If you speak German or are up for subtitles, try Berlin Babylon.

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    raven says:

    @TS (the original): And Happy Valley no doubt. Bosch has a bunch of people from the Wire and is really well done.

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    hitchhiker says:

    There’s an old bit from a movie where an actor is practicing a line for an audition. The line is:

    I didn’t ask for anal probe.

    The actor keeps repeating it with bewildered emphasis on different words …

    I didn’t ask for the anal probe!
    I didn’t ask for the anal probe!
    I didn’t ask for the anal probe!
    I didn’t ask for the anal probe!

    That’s how HRC’s tweet reads to me.

    But … my emails.
    But … my emails.
    But … my emails.

    This chapter in the history books is going to be so goddam bizarre, and it will not come close to capturing what it feels like to be alive right now.

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    debbie says:


    Cute pad!

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    MisterForkbeard says:

    @Kay: Awesome. “We knew in September 2015 this was entirely a nothingburger but we kept fucking that chicken anyway.” Followed up by Comey breaking process to publicly flagellate Clinton and then to publicly re-open the case a week before the election, knowing it was all bullshit.

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    raven says:

    @debbie: The people who owned if before put in dropped ceilings and paneled over plaster walls!

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @TenguPhule: I’ve been old for years now. It’s the bitter part that concerns me.

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    SFAW says:

    @Gelfling 545:

    to which I repeat the traditional antiphon “with a rusty pitchfork”.

    If it helps: I do not find that bitter in the least.

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    B.B.A. says:

    Comey used a private email? Well, that alone is sufficient grounds for firing him. Nothing to see here, shut down the Mueller investigation. /s

    Before the Friday news dump comes people will seriously be arguing this.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Gelfling 545: You know, the thing with Kay last week caused me to take a self-imposed few days away from this blog. I used the time to think about how I want to interact online. Despite my underlying and persistent anger, I decided that I am going to make a real effort to be as positive and upbeat as I can. How well I hold to it is for time to tell.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SFAW: Canon is canon.

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    raven says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: You’ve always seemed pretty reasonable to me.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @raven: But then you are a cranky old bastard.

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    frosty says:

    @efgoldman: Fuckem indeed. Welcome back, good to see you.

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    raven says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Tanks a lot.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @raven: I calls ’em as I sees ’em.

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    raven says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Nuthin but a thang. I got out of the popularity game years ago.

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    debbie says:


    Some people seem to like tacky. I don’t get it.

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    raven says:

    @debbie: It was probably done in the 70’s.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @raven: I am just messing with you.

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    raven says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I know that.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @raven: Cool.

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    Aleta says:

    Spent the whole day angrier than my body has ever felt. Writing, calling. Spent the last hour or two on this fucking Comey. (I read his piece together with rereading the report. This fucking fucking Comey.)

    Eventually came home to dinner and reminded myself that I have dinner and a roof and bed and the dog. Now we’re watching interviews near Kilauea with local people and some of their elected reps.

    They’re talking about losing their community, how to replace it, how to relocate a community. They mention the additional stress and mental health crisis (after losing a home and the investment that was being there) of not knowing how long the volcano will go on.

    The people talking seem impressive to me, clear thinking, emotional, discussing good ideas, choking up. Almost matter of fact about the importance of caring about the health and future of people who’ve lost everything.

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    Aleta says:

    @raven: Did you replaster the walls?

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    SFBayAreaGal says:


    Go Hillary

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    How well I hold to it is for time to tell.

    Who’s running the pool?

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    Brendan in NC says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: Why yes, yes indeed!!!
    @Roger Moore: That’s no moon – That’s a space station!!!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Fuck off, you useless bastard!

    Doesn’t matter now.

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    raven says:

    @Aleta: No, there is a guy in the neighborhood who is a master at restoration and he did it.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: So who had 47 minutes?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Me.

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    @Gin & Tonic: Beautiful…I thought your response might be more Spaceballsian in nature…

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    Aleta says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Nice. Incredible.

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    cain says:

    @Scamp Dog:

    What would be a good day for a Balloon Juice meetup? We want to make sure you can come this time. I know TaMara can get busy at times, so I’d be happy to put this together. The last one was great, and it’s time for another metro Denver meetup.

    I can make it any time during the week from now till July. I’m off to Spain for a conference on July 4th. But I reckon that a meet up then is not going to happen then. :)

    Making it Metro would be awesome! :)

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    Planetjanet says:

    Retweeted on both of my accounts. Just delicious.

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