Schadenfreude Open Thread: Getting Woodies from Their Own Hand-Crafted Crosses

The professional Trumplodytes are crappy, soulless little homunculi whose closest approach to honest emotion is sharing tales of their social martyrdom with each other — and the more gullible among the Media Village Idiots:

For as long as the White House has existed, its star occupants have inspired a voluble mix of demonstrations, insults and satire. On occasion, protesters have besieged the homes of presidential underlings such as Karl Rove, George W. Bush’s political strategist, who once looked out his living room window to find several hundred protesters on his lawn.

Yet what distinguishes the Trump era’s turbulence is the sheer number of his deputies — many of them largely anonymous before his inauguration — who have become the focus of planned and sometimes spontaneous public fury.

“Better be better!” a stranger shouted at Stephen Miller, a senior Trump adviser and the architect of his “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, as he walked through Dupont Circle a few months ago. Miller’s visage subsequently appeared on “Wanted” posters someone placed on lampposts ringing his CityCenterDC apartment building.

One night, after Miller ordered $80 of takeout sushi from a restaurant near his apartment, a bartender followed him into the street and shouted, “Stephen!” When Miller turned around, the bartender raised both middle fingers and cursed at him, according to an account Miller has shared with White House colleagues.

Outraged, Miller threw the sushi away, afraid that someone in the restaurant had spit in or otherwise tampered with his food, he later told colleagues.

On Saturday, as Stephen K. Bannon, Trump’s former strategist, browsed at an antiquarian bookstore in Richmond, a woman in the shop called him a “piece of trash.” The woman left after Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books, told her he would call the police…


… A week ago, a Sidwell Friends teacher interrupted her lunch at Teaism in Penn Quarter to tell Scott Pruitt — eating with an aide a few feet away — that he should resign as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

By Thursday morning, nearly half a million viewers had clicked on a video of the confrontation that the teacher, Kristin Mink, had posted on Facebook. By late Thursday afternoon, Pruitt quit.

“I would say it’s burning people out,” said Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s former communications director. “I just think there’s so much meanness, it’s causing some level of, ‘What do I need this for?’ And I think it’s a recruiting speed bump for the administration. To be part of it, you’ve got to deal with the incoming of some of this viciousness.”…

Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican who spent 13 years in Congress, said Washington has always been a hotbed of dissent. What has changed, he said, is that aggressive tactics “are becoming more normalized.”

“We’re in a situation where bad behavior is being rewarded,” he said. “There are no filters. I don’t know where it ends.”…

Gosh, it’s almost like the guy currently squatting in the Oval Office actively encouraged people to be aggressively stupid and ugly — just like him!


Counterpoint: (keep an eye on this guy… )

117 replies
  1. 1
    Mike in NC says:

    Wingnut snowflakes. As EFG would say: Fuckem

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    hellslittlestangel says:

    Trumpistas being burned out? Would that it were.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Kellyanne Conway’s husband is a bloated pale-faced Republican with three chins. Didn’t see that coming.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    Fuckem.

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    TS (the original) says:

    Well Rachel didn’t cheer me up tonight (not that anything will other than a massive GOP defeat in November) – but she certainly does her research. This SCOTUS nominee and the process that got him there is an absolute farce.
    trump’s aim in all appointments is to look after trump – and the judiciary is helping him in that regard.

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    hellslittlestangel says:

    It’s almost as if there’s a downside to being an evil, hateful shit-head.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Don’t be evil.

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    Edmund dantes says:

    Don’t let it fool you. Conway was part of the team trying to take down Bill clinton.

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    dexwood says:

    Is there an echo in here? fuckem… fuckem… fuckem.

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    lamh36 says:

    Evening BJ.

    I’ve got my next trip planned…just a quick weekend getaway in August to Miami to see Janet Jackson on her SOTU tour!

    She was here this past Sunday in NOLA for the annual Essence Festival, but I missed her and I’ve been looking for another date on her tour to see her and Miami won!

    Whoo whoo…I get to visit Miami AND get to see Janet tearing up the stage!!

    Really good floor seats too.

    And…now I’ve got to decide what to do in Miami. I’m flying into Fort Lauderdale Friday afternoon. So I’ll have most of the night Friday, all day Saturday, and most of the day Sunday until the show at 8pm.

    Right now it’s a solo trip, but I have invited my sis to join me if they pay for their own transportation to Miami.

    I’m excited!!!

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    efgoldman says:

    @Mike in NC:

    Kellyanne Conway’s husband is a bloated pale-faced Republican with three chins.

    Didn’t he argue – and win the case – the Clenis could be compelled to testify, in Jones vs Clinton (a civil suit)

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Don’t be evil.

    If Google had to give it up, what chance do these traitors have?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Pobrecitios.

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    jc says:

    Waaa, they want to be free to be assholes, but heaven forbid anyone should publicly call them out on it. They want the right to behave abominably, but have people tell them they’re beautiful. What’s the ugliest part of your body, Kellyanne? I think it’s your mind.

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    lollipopguild says:

    We need to send all of trumps people one of those T-shirts that tells you what to do with your feelings.

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    WhatsMyNym says:

    After reading this, I’m feeling much better.

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    donnah says:

    Republicans have cultivated this culture of hate. They have been rude, hateful and dismissive of the rest of us (fuck your feelings) for a long time, but with Trump’s approval, they have felt more open about sharing racial slurs, insults to women and threats to gays. I’m sick of hearing cries for civility when the least civil ones among us are suddenly challenged.

    I was raised to be respectful of others and to never speak up or make a scene. But I have to say, if I face overt racism or Trumpism, I’m speaking up and I may even make a scene.

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    oatler. says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: “Angry gets shit done”. Don’t need Pelosi telling me to mellow out for the Country Club meeting.

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    MagdaInBlack says:

    I gather Stephan was concerned about adulterated sushi?

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    randy khan says:

    I have to say that after the incessant abuse from Trump supporters, many of whom have felt empowered to let the whole world know how bad they are, that decent people have suffered, I have very little sympathy for a bunch of people who live extremely privileged lives, have significant power, and have chosen to work for this Administration. If they’re upset that other people don’t like them (and, by all accounts, most of the people who don’t like them are either keeping their mouths shut or are remarkably polite in expressing their opinions), maybe they should reconsider their life choices.

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    oldgold says:

    Will these confrontational acts result in these sulfuric souls acting better or worse?

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @donnah:

    I was raised to be respectful of others and to never speak up or make a scene.

    I was raised by the worst of these assholes; they count on us attempting to be reasonable and rational. Fuck civility; they did long ago.

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    Mai Naem mobile says:

    If Kelly Anne Conway is getting treated worse by her husband than people walking down the street then we are not doing a very good job of harassing kellyanne.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @oatler.:

    “Angry gets shit done”. Don’t need Pelosi telling me to mellow out for the Country Club meeting.

    ????

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    trollhattan says:

    Note to jackals: keep up the good work. Indecent people should not glide through the world of the decent unchallenged.

    You work for him; you support everything about him. No quarter.

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    Jager says:

    @lamh36:

    Take a boat ride on Biscayne Bay. Find a Cuban restaurant where old Cuban men drink coffee and eat there. Eat an Arepa from a street vendor for breakfast. You’re welcome.

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    (Checking E-Bay for “the world’s smallest violin”.)

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    Gravie says:

    I politely refute any statement from kindly concern trolls condemning ordinary folks for expressing their feelings about these shit-bags. One this afternoon claimed that it was just reinforcing the ugliness of Trumpism. I pointed out that they have left us no other options since they’re completely unresponsive to any normal human communications from the people they’re supposed to serve. Doubt that it did any good, but it made me feel better. And if yelling at Mitch McConnell or flipping off Stephen Miller makes the people who are doing it feel better, that’s good enough for me.

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    jacy says:

    Speaking of evil motherfuckers, tomorrow I meet with a lawyer to see about the odds of gaining sole custody of our remaining minor child. On paper, it looks promising, but I’ll see what he advises. My plan is to start with sole custody and he gets one weekend a month, and we can bargain from there. What I need is joint custody where I am the domiciliary parent, which is more likely. I’ve played nice, and now we are at the portion of the festivities where I bring in the records of every shitty thing he’s done the past four years. Oh, and I have notebooks full.

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    Mai Naem mobile says:

    I hope if these Trumpov pigs can go to an Indian or Southeast Asian restaurant the chefs put in a bunch of those little really hot red peppers in the food.

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    satby says:

    @donnah: “But I have to say, if I face overt racism or Trumpism, I’m speaking up and I may even make a scene.”

    Do it, it’s really empowering. Plus other people start to feel braver about speaking up.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Jager: I guess arepas are generally Latin American, although it’s my understanding they originated in Colombia. There has been cultural spread so I’m not that surprised.

    But find a Salvadoran restaurant and eat pupusas. And thank me later.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    I’m sure Conway feeds off the hate she inspires

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    Platonailedit says:

    Best way to show these thugs the finger = Use it in voting booth.

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    efgoldman says:

    @oldgold:

    Will these confrontational acts result in these sulfuric souls acting better or worse?

    DOES NOT MATTER
    I do not expect their behavior to change. Assholes gotta asshole
    But in an age of omnipresent social media, they have to be called out PUBLICLY at every opportunity. You never know what will go viral. The more people know, the more likely they are to rise up.
    Be polite. Don’t make waves… that’s acquiescence

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    Yutsano says:

    @Mai Naem mobile: Szechuan peppercorns. Make their mouths numb for days.

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    Major Major Major Major says:

    I’m always reminded of how the catholic bishops have for years denied the sacrament to pro-choice Democrats. For their trouble, our ambassador to the Vatican is now an adulteress and they have a few hundred thousand dead from war and millions displaced and impoverished on their conscience. But hey, that showed those abortionists!

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I hate these people harder than I would ever have thought possible.

    I hate that I hate them. That’s not how I prefer to envision myself. But hate them I do.

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    B.B.A. says:

    @Platonailedit: We tried that. It didn’t work.

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    sacrablue says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: I’ve been reducing the amount of time I spend reading the blog and twitter, but I thought I read that you would be in Sacramento next week. Any plans for a meetup or will you be too busy?

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    Jerrt says:

    I know its OT – but I just can’t watch this go down the memory hole:

    What happens when Sinclair News attempts to go into the rich, rich vein of “right-wing comedy” with ‘chuckle-king David Zucker, you ask?

    Gender discrimination, lawsuits, and counter-suits between Zucker and Sinclair – and no show – naturally!

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/sinclair-broadcasting-looks-shed-responsibility-sexual-harassment-allegations-1123590

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    @jc:

    Yes. One thing that endlessly pisses me off about these assholes is how they don’t understand freedom of speech. They want to be free to say whatever the hell they want, but they don’t want anybody to ever call them on it. They don’t want free speech; they want consequence free speech.

    There was some focus group that Frank Luntz’s cheesy-ass wig–and presumably Luntz himself–ran a while back with a bunch of ignorant assholes whining about how mean everybody is to them for voting for Trump, and one woman said something like, “I have the right to speak my mind without being labeled as something!” And all I could think of was, “No, you fucking well don’t, you asshole. You can say what you think. That’s your right. And then we get to say what we think about what you said, and about you yourself. That’s our right. Fuckface.”

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    Gemina13 says:

    Fuckem.

    Let me add this chorus: Sideways, with rusty chainsaws.

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    B.B.A. says:

    @Jerrt: Looks like Zucker picked the wrong decade to start sniffing glue.

    He co-wrote Airplane and Naked Gun, what the fuck happened to him?

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    geg6 says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    Yup. Me too. Never thought I was capable of such hate.

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    CapnMubbers says:

    @jc: Zappa! “Some say your nose, some say your toes….”

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    Jerrt says:

    @B.B.A.:

    Another “9/11 wingnut”, like Dennis Miller. See “American Carol”, if you have a strong stomach.

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    Brachiator says:

    Fuck. I thought the story would have been about Trump minions being burnt out of their homes.

    Just kidding.

    Maybe.

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    rikyrah says:

    @lamh36:
    Have a great trip, lamh😄

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    debbie says:

    Stephen Miller and fear. A lovely combination. More, please.

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    CapnMubbers says:

    @jacy: I hope your full notebooks bring about the desired outcome. Keeping good thoughts for you.

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    Jager says:

    @Yutsano:

    Last time I was in Miami was at the big boat show, Arepas were every where. Miami food is great. We sailed down to Key West after the boat show and had lunch one day at a place called Bad Boy Burrito.it’s owned by a James Beard award winning chef named Chris Otten, all natural ingredients made with recipes he learned traveling in Mexico and Central America. It was outstanding.

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    MoxieM says:

    These are the folks who encourage their supporters to proudly wear T-shirts that say, “Fuck Your Feelings”.

    Right back atcha, I say. Fuckin’A.

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    debbie says:

    @jc:

    They’ve forgotten the First Law of the Universe: You get back what you put out.

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    justawriter says:

    Yeah, we were all civil when Kissenger made us applaud like seals for the dudes tossing people out of helicopters into the sea, probably because it was more fun than just shooting them. See where that got us. My only worry is that someone will start setting Democrats’ houses on fire and the Supreme Court will vacate his sentence because “remember the guy who had to throw away his sushi?”

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @oldgold: And they won’t make Mueller go any faster.

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    Chetan Murthy says:

    @oldgold:

    Will these confrontational acts result in these sulfuric souls acting better or worse?

    Well, following post hoc, ergo propter hoc, one might say A-YUP! B/c they were planning on being worse anyway. So much worse. But it’s not really -because- of the confrontations.

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    Mandalay says:

    @oatler.:

    Don’t need Pelosi telling me to mellow out for the Country Club meeting.

    Amen. I notice that Schumer and Pelosi have both prudently STFU about civility after their shameful veiled criticism of Maxine Waters. They can both go wag their fingers at each other in private.

    As long as wackos don’t get violent, the verbal attacks on Republicans in public should continue to be devastatingly effective. It makes the vile fuckers squirm, there is usually headline news if there’s video, and the media coverage generally explains why the Republicans are on the receiving end of a middle finger. It’s a win-win-win.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @justawriter: Who was civil when?

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    Steeplejack says:

    @B.B.A.:

    It appears from the story that Zucker’s partner was the bad apple.

    ETA: Although that doesn’t explain why Zucker got in bed with Sinclair to do “conservative comedy” in the first place.

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    different-church-lady says:

    Gee, it’s almost as though seizing power by being a bunch of angry assholes rubs off on people or something.

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    frosty says:

    @jacy: I’ll say good luck, too. And the notebooks, you kept the receipts. Well done you!

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    @jacy:

    Good luck. I know somebody who’s been dealing with this kind of thing. Her ex husband took her child to Philadelphia without her say so, and she’s been fighting to get her daughter back for a year.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Mandalay: So what are you doing to counter this. You are aware of it and all opposed, etc. Right?

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    I see John McCain is issuing statements about the importance of NATO, basically subtweeting trump.

    Brian Beutler said a couple of weeks ago that if McCain is well enough to issue statements, he is well enough to issue subpoenas, by the authority of the seat and the chairmanship of Armed Services he clings to, of trump’s tax returns. I’m not sure of law– would he need a vote to issue that subpoena? Could trump challenge it? I assume he could– but McCain could call on his colleagues on the committee and in the Senate to do so. It would be pure crack for the media. But that would make things awkward for Lindsey, and Mitch. And even though by all accounts McCain and McConnell hate each other’s guts, McCain is even now loyal to his party leader

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    Mandalay says:

    The Deputy District Attorney of San Bernardino County doesn’t seem to have grasped that threats are not the same thing as incivility:

    “Being a loud-mouthed cunt in the ghetto you would think someone would have shot this bitch by now …”

    Not an acceptable thing to say publicly about anyone of course. But an Assistant DA must be a special kind of idiot to say that about Maxine Waters and not expect any consequences.

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    Mary G says:

    LA Times continues to commit actual journalism every day with another heartbreaking story of the chaos, incompetence, and malevolence of this administration against a parent separated from his child:

    Hermelindo Che Coc came from Guatemala in late May to seek asylum with his son, Jefferson Che Pop, his attorneys said. His son was taken from him with little explanation, he said, and sent to a shelter in New York.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials asked Che Coc on Tuesday morning to appear before an officer as part of his removal process.

    But officials promptly dismissed him because they could not locate his file, said Lindsay Toczylowski, executive director with Immigrant Defenders Law Center.

    He said those days in detention were wrenching. For 25 days, he had no news about his son. He was a given a phone number to call, but the calls wouldn’t go through.

    He finally connected with Jefferson once he reached Los Angeles by bus in late June.

    That first phone call quickly went from joyful to unbearable.

    “Papa, I thought they killed you,” Jefferson told his father, crying. “You separated from me. You don’t love me anymore?”

    “No, my son,” Che Coc told him. “I’m crying for you. I promise, soon you will be with me.”

    Each day since, Che Coc waits anxiously to hear from two caseworkers, a woman and a man he knows simply as Nancy and Guario.

    They tell him that Jefferson is in school, that he’s clothed, fed and cared for.

    This brings the father little comfort. His worries his boy may feel even more isolated than other children because he mostly speaks Mayan Q’eqchi’.

    The last time Che Coc spoke to Jefferson about a week ago he saw his son’s face via video. There was a prominent bruise on his forehead.

    “I fell off the bed,” the boy said, crying.

    “It’s OK, this happens sometimes,” Che Coc told him, struggling to find the right words.

    He wanted to comfort his son, to tell him that he was going to heal and be OK, but the reception was bad.

    The call was cut short.

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    At sunset the tiercel flew above the marsh, pursuing a wisp of snipe. They drummed away down wind, like stone skidding across ice. says:

    @Mike in NC:

    You should read through his twitter feed. He has repeatedly rebutted or argued against Trump’s statements – sometimes minutes later.

    He’s a pleasant reminder that there was a time when Republicans were distasteful in a variety of ways, not like the uniformity that prevails today.

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    Platonailedit says:

    @B.B.A.:

    Not enough times. And definitely, not in enough numbers. The other side does it. All the times. That’s why they are in power almost everywhere.

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    Chetan Murthy says:

    @At sunset the tiercel flew above the marsh, pursuing a wisp of snipe. They drummed away down wind, like stone skidding across ice.:

    He has repeatedly rebutted or argued against Trump’s statements – sometimes minutes later.

    He’s KAC’s insurance policy. If things go bad for her (if we redeem our Republic), at least she won’t starve — George can get work. That buys exactly squat in my book.

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    sukabi says:

    @Yutsano: improperly prepared puffer fish.

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    ChiGail says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: And me, too. I don’t like the person who is thinking the thoughts that I am thinking. And where are the children???

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    Mary G says:

    When you’ve lost these guys:

    BREAKING: consulting firm McKinsey & Company announced that they will no longer do work for ICE.We “will not, under any circumstances, engage in any work, anywhere in the world, that advances or assists policies that are at odds with our values.”Thank you McKinsey & Company— PoliticsVideoChannel (@politvidchannel) July 10, 2018

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    debbie says:

    @At sunset the tiercel flew above the marsh, pursuing a wisp of snipe. They drummed away down wind, like stone skidding across ice.:

    I’m surprised Trump tolerates that. One of those back-biters populating the White House must have told him by now.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @Mary G: I see tweets by Michael Hiltzik sometimes and he’s always critical of the Republicans’ bad behavior. He does not suffer trolls or fools lightly, very aggressive about what’s right and true and good.

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    Chetan Murthy says:

    @sukabi: Now now …. we’re not allowed to wish for even their digestive distress, we can’t go wishing for poisoning. But we -can- wish for them to have to eat their own cooking every day for the rest of their Godforsaken lives. And for L’il Steve, that’ll be his *single* life. All alone in his apartment.

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    Mai Naem mobile says:

    Any pennsylvanians here? I have a question. For home insurance is Erie, Nationwide, Allstate, Progressive or Farmer’s better? Any real bad experiences with any of them? Any tips would be appreciated.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Dear Media– don’t ask Murkowski and Collins* how they’re going to vote on Kavanaugh, ask if they are going to join Dems demands for full review of his White House work

    * asking again to anyone who knows NV politics : Is Heller just out of reach? A full-blown wing nut?

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    Kay says:

    Trump aides whine about ‘viciousness’ of private citizens cursing them out in public

    Snicker. Tone it down, jackals! The big crybabies are upset.

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    danielx says:

    I just love the Villager pearl-clutching over incivility, it’s so cute.

    5 Memorable Moments When Town Hall Meetings Turned To Rage

    Fuck Villagers, and civility too. Republicans don’t give a shit about civility, and from where I sit that attitude has served them pretty well. They have been rousing mouth breathers into fits of rage for political advantage for quite some time now. If they’re feeling uncomfortably warm at the moment, good – they deserve it in spades. I could really give a shit about the lousy social lives of White House staffers, for example.

    Here’s a piece of advice for them – if you want to improve your social life, quit. Nobody is making you work for a corrupt, evil shitbag.

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    Yarrow says:

    Thanks, Treasonbook.

    This is awful. Facebook gave private user data to Russian internet company https://t.co/FOxbmPm01y, which is subject to Russia’s SORM-2 data collection system. That means Russia’s intelligence services now have access to all that data, legally (in Russia). https://t.co/H0PjxvFwTF— Michael Carpenter (@mikercarpenter) July 11, 2018

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    MobileForkbeard says:

    @Mandalay: As some pointed out at the time, Dem part leaders appear to have made a small inoculating protest against incivility, so they can point to it if someone goes too far.

    They’re not freaking out about it, that’s for sure.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: I made a google, and if Heller’s not movable, Jacky Rosen may have an issue to rough him up with

    Dean Heller’s abortion switch
    By DAVID CATANESE 06/18/2011 05:55 PM EDT
    Without a conservative primary challenger flanking him to the right to press him on it, it may not be as resonant but the Associated Press lays out Nevada Sen. Dean Heller’s Mitt Romney-like switch on a woman’s right to choose:
    Back in July 2006, Heller told the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “I’m a Mormon and I teach Sunday school every week, but I do back a woman’s right to choose abortion. It is the conservative position.”
    Since entering Congress, however, the GOP lawmaker has voted consistently for legislation sought by abortion foes . . .
    Heller, 51, said he did not have an epiphany on the issue. “I was probably more libertarian when I was back in the state. I came here to Washington D.C., and there were certain votes that had to be cast.

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    Chetan Murthy says:

    @danielx: I click thru, and find nothing about the rage-filled disruptions by the Tea Party of town halls during the Obamacare legislative runup, back in 2009. Funny, that.

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    James E Powell says:

    @Chetan Murthy:

    He’s KAC’s insurance policy. If things go bad for her (if we redeem our Republic), at least she won’t starve — George can get work.

    She doesn’t really need insurance. It’s pretty clear that the cable shows have decided she is a permanent Beltway fixture. She will always be invited on the shows, she will always lie and say horrible things, and she will always be invited back.

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    Yarrow says:

    @jacy: Good luck. Hope it all goes well. And good for you for keeping receipts!

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    GregB says:

    These ladt few months have been really hard on the fascists.

    So sad.

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    B.B.A. says:

    @GregB: They should consider themselves lucky. If this were a civilized country, they’d have been beaten to death long ago.

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    Mandalay says:

    @MobileForkbeard:

    As some pointed out at the time, Dem part leaders appear to have made a small inoculating protest against incivility

    Agreed, and I was one of them. But Schumer and Pelosi had explicitly criticized incivility per se, rather than warning about the potential problems arising from incivility going too far.

    They both threw Maxine Waters under the bus, and only backed off after they got blowback.

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    James E Powell says:

    I read the headline of this post a few times but I’m still not sure I get it.

    Is it a regional thing? Up there in New England, does a woody mean something different than it does out here in Los Angeles? Because as I understand that term, getting a woody from a cross would be a strange thing even for a RW Republican.

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    @sacrablue: I’ll be there a week from today, I would be happy to lunch with any of the local jackals. I get in at 8:30 and leave at 7(I’m flying and it’s just up and back).

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    NotMax says:

    No shirt
    No shoes
    No ethics
    No conscience
    NO SERVICE

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    sacrablue says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: I can do lunch, hopefully some others can as well.

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    danielx says:

    @Chetan Murthy:

    Down ye olde memory hole, a favorite Republican waste disposal site.

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    Jay says:

    @danielx:

    For many of these people, spending 1,000 years in the wilderness healing lepers, won’t heal the damage they have done.

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    danielx says:

    @Jay:

    Possibly spending a thousand years in the wilderness being lepers….

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    @sacrablue: I’ll send a note to AL to front page my plans.

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    frosty says:

    @Mai Naem mobile: No bad experience with Nationwide. But I can’t recall ever needing to make a claim. So of course no bad experience. No issues with arbitrary rate increases either, though.

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    Neldob says:

    This is just the tip of the iceberg and part of the current income inequality scheme. I saw a guy with a gigantic Lincoln truck in a parking lot with a Citizens for Prosperity sticker on it and was sorely tempted to do just a little damage. I was being provoked. We are being provoked. So I will now write 5 more postcards to voters.

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    father pussbucket says:

    First Amendment solutions.

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    Platonailedit says:

    Good & sad news.

    The rescued Thai boys are recovering well and have no serious infections. The first four have already been visited by their families, and the second group will also be allowed to receive visitors later in the day.

    The aussie doc, who volunteered to assess the boys’ health and stayed with them for three days, lost his dad shortly after the rescue.

    The trumpanzees can learn a few things from these people.

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    terben says:

    @B.B.A.: My father’s generation knew how to deal with fascists. They didn’t beat them. They shot them, bayoneted them and bombed them.

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    Brian says:

    @opiejeanne:
    Hiltzik’s”The Plot Against Social Security” is a great resource for countering Republican propaganda.

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    Barney says:

    Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican who spent 13 years in Congress, said Washington has always been a hotbed of dissent. What has changed, he said, is that aggressive tactics “are becoming more normalized.”

    “We’re in a situation where bad behavior is being rewarded,” he said. “There are no filters. I don’t know where it ends.”

    I don’t understand why the Washington Post inserted 2 paragraphs that were clearly from a late 2015 article about the Republican presidential primary into a 2018 article about people shunning the collaborators with a far right regime.

    I can tell the 2015 Davis where it ends: it ends with you idiots nominating a racist, misogynistic conman, and, thanks to a negligent media more interested in controversy than facts or a sober comparison of candidates, and Russian manipulation of gullible low-information voters, with that conman becomign president.

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    trnc says:

    @Gravie: No kidding. Taking the high road is a good initial policy, but it became clear early on that it wasn’t being reciprocated AND that complete assholes have been getting elected or appointed solely for their willingness to be complete assholes. We went high (which I supported at the time from the main players) and they stole an SC seat. We protested their actions peaceably and from a distance, and they ripped families apart just because they could. And now the people who scream all day long about political correctness are sad because people are mean to them?

    Fuck the contrarians at the WP.

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    trnc says:

    @Barney: Good catch.

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    Zinsky says:

    @jc: Kellyanne Conway is a hideous, garish parody of what an attractive natural blonde woman looks like. From the fake boobs to the Alice Cooper mascara to the mottled chicken legs, Conway is what some toothless, inbred conservative from Arkansas thinks is attractive in a woman. Yuck!

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    ET says:

    I guess they don’t like being confront with the fact that not as many people are on board with taking the country back pre-war as they thought. And that they aren’t going to be polite about it.

    I guess it is OK to bully people into silence when it is them doing it through the media but not ok when people get confrontational to their face.

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    Matt McIrvin says:

    @trnc: To my mind, calling a child-snatcher a child-snatcher is not going low.

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    RAM says:

    In order to support Trump, you have to be a sociopath. In order to work for Trump, you have to be a sociopath AND a psychopath. By definition, those who work for Trump have no empathy for others and no sense of personal shame. “You should be ashamed of yourself” simply doesn’t mean anything to them. At all. So public shaming and the embarrassment it brings is the only way to make any sort of impression on them at all. Too bad about the public disruption this causes, but the fate of the republic is at stake so strong measures must be taken.

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    JoeyJoeJoe says:

    @lamh36:

    http://lacarreta.com/

    My suggestion for Cuban food

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    droog says:

    Hint to Miller: When they spit in your food they don’t antagonise you right after; it gets your guard up. On a related note: How did you find your meals at those other places where nobody insulted you?

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @Platonailedit: Omigoshgolly, capital T-shirt concept:

    GIVE TRUMP THE FINGER

    {graphic of finger touching voting screen to put check beside DEMOCRAT|

    THIS NOVEMBER!

    (Use liberally. No royalties requested. Contribute to Democratic candidates instead!)

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    notoriousJRT says:

    @Mai Naem mobile:
    My exact thoughts.

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