Wednesday Morning Open Thread: MOAR POPCORN!



 
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    rekoob says:

    We live in interesting times.

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    Platonailedit says:

    Next up: Mueller indicts born racist jefferson beauregard sessions III. Make it so happen.

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to Paul Manafort

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    low-tech cyclist says:

    As someone who was old enough to be a Watergate junkie back in the day, yesterday felt like March 1, 1974.

    That’s the day when the Special Prosecutor dropped indictments on Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, Colson, and three others.

    And named Richard Nixon as an unindicted co-conspirator.

    And delivered a passel of documents to the House Judiciary Committee which was considering impeachment.

    That was a good day. Yesterday was just about at that level.

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    Even the liberal Drudge Report (photo)

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    @Johngcole

    I know everyone who has been in the same room with Trump the last two years is going to jail but let’s not forget Obama wore a tan suit

    Let no one ever forget Mustard-On-Hamburger-Gate

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    Preet Bharara
    ‏Verified account @PreetBharara

    Michael Cohen in a courtroom in SDNY, under oath, declared that the President directed him to commit a federal crime.

    2,170 replies 32,467 retweets 84,977 likes

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    It’s a wild and crazy time to be alive.

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    Comrade Nimrod Humperdink says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch: REMEMBER THE ARUGULA!

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    @Comrade Nimrod Humperdink:

    ATTICA! ATTICA! ATTICA!

    ARUGULA! ARUGULA! ARUGULA!

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    Michael Cohen – GUILTY!

    Paul Manafort – GUILTY!

    Rick Gates – GUILTY!

    Michael Flynn – GUILTY!

    George Papadopoulos – GUILTY!

    Alex van der Zwaan – GUILTY!

    Richard Pinedo – GUILTY!

    Maria Butina – APPREHENDED!

    Chris Collins – APPREHENDED!

    Duncan Hunter – APPREHENDED!

    Donald Drumpf – UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR!

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    Platonailedit says:

    I'm waiting for all those Republicans who thought Bill Clinton should be impeached for lying about sex to weigh in on what to do about a president who allegedly conspired to violate federal law to hide a sex scandal.— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) August 21, 2018

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    Platonailedit says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch: The very definition of a swamp.

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    Gvg says:

    Hmmm, my understanding is Sessions refusing to leave his position has protected the investigation, however I do think he probably took dirty money at the least, so theoretically, are there any presidents for charges against the attorney general while in office? It seems like that would be a bit tricky for the agents to charge?

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    Platonailedit says:

    In 80 days Americans will vote.If Republicans win, Trump Stays in office. Imagine how much worse off another 2 and a half years of this guy will make AmericaIf Democrats win, there will be a certain impeachmentSpend these 80 days convincing your friends and family to vote!— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) August 18, 2018

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    low-tech cyclist says:

    @Platonailedit: David Corn knows all too well that he shouldn’t hold his breath waiting, but it’s worth (repeatedly!) pointing out to the wingnuts that in less than a year and a half, Mueller’s uncovered way more criminal activity than Ken Starr did in his entire tenure as special prosecutor.

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    Jay says:

    @Gvg:

    John Mitchell

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    low-tech cyclist says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch:

    Michael Cohen – GUILTY!

    Paul Manafort – GUILTY!

    Rick Gates – GUILTY!

    Michael Flynn – GUILTY!

    George Papadopoulos – GUILTY!

    Alex van der Zwaan – GUILTY!

    Richard Pinedo – GUILTY!

    Maria Butina – APPREHENDED!

    Chris Collins – APPREHENDED!

    Duncan Hunter – APPREHENDED!

    Donald Drumpf – UNINDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR!

    That’s GUILTY! GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY!!” – M. Slackmeyer

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    montanareddog says:

    @Platonailedit: Bill Clinton was not impeached for lying about sex; he was impeached for lying about sex while Democrat – so David Corn is comparing apples and oranges.

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    @Jay: Mitchell had resigned to head CREP.

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    TS (the original) says:

    Thought I’d watch MJ to see how long it takes him to mention Bill Clinton

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    low-tech cyclist says:

    @Jay: Nah, Mitchell resigned as AG in March 1972, before the Watergate break-in had even happened. (IIRC, he moved over to CREEP, the Committee to Re-Elect the President.)

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    oatler. says:

    Where has Sessions been this week?

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    Platonailedit says:

    @montanareddog: The iokiyar meme is a self-fulfilling prophecy and needs to be shitcanned already.

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    Chyron HR says:

    What’s the deal with Lara Trump? She didn’t marry the Dumb One until 2014, so I assume for the majority of her adult life she was a normal, if not particularly admirable human being. Why throw herself into the metaphorical pit of pig shit so eagerly?

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    rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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    Jeffro says:

    It was fun explaining to the kids last night exactly what Cohen and Manafort did, who they were to Trumpov, and what it means for the prez*. Who knew that teenagers were up for a civics lesson or five at home?? But now they are armchair experts on money laundering, paying off mistresses, and conspiracy with a hostile foreign power. Nice family bonding time discussing the president*s many imminent legal perils – what could be better?

    In other news, this is pretty hysterical: There Aren’t Enough Chef Kisses In the World For Sean Hannity. Schaden, meet freude! :)

    Have a happy Infrastructure Wednesday, peeps!

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    @Jay: He had resigned a few years before he was indicted and plead.

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    raven says:

    Asshole Turley on “Cohen isn’t that credible of a witness”!

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Gvg:
    Would Trump take the opportunity to appoint a new AG to shut Mueller down? It seems to me that Mueller could avoid that by waiting to indict Sessions, until Trump was either indicted himself (should Rosenberg decide, in exceptional circumstamces, to pull that trigger) or impeached by a Democratic House.

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    Platonailedit says:

    It was always as bad as it seemed. The evidence was always available. Often the criminals flaunted their crimes: they wanted us to know, and to be powerless.

    Meanwhile, fools played along. They gave the benefit of the doubt to people who deserve it less than anyone on earth.

    — Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) August 22, 2018

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    satby says:

    @rikyrah: Good morning 😊!

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    debbie says:

    NPR just interviewed Lanny Davis. It will replay after 8:00 (probably around 8:10). Definitely worth listening to.

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    @Platonailedit:

    The iokiyar meme is a self-fulfilling prophecy

    You’ve got your causation back-ass-wards.

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    @raven: How long has been since Turley’s been a practicing attorney. Doesn’t Cohen have tapes and witnesses in criminal cases usually aren’t choirboys.

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    TS (the original) says:

    @TS (the original): Couldn’t stay – some smarmy RWNJ came on saying Cohen was a confessed criminal and why should t trump. Where do they get these people? support-your-local-wingnut.org?

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    TS (the original) says:

    @TS (the original): good heavens – I need the edit
    why should anyone believe him about trump.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Platonailedit: I’ve always held the view that the fact that the guilt was so obvious was part of the appeal to Trump’s base: “He’s a slimeball, and it’s obvious and he’s going to get away with it forever!” They are aware of — and love — the irrational quality of it all, because it drives their social opponents (that’s anyone who values truth or sanity) up a wall.

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    montanareddog says:

    @raven: Is Turley a complete moron or a hack (question answers itself – both)?

    It is not Cohen’s word against that of the Demented Dayglo Dickhead’s. Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. There must be overwhelming evidence. It is highly improbable that the paper trail and the tapes contains no evidence of Trump’s foreknowledge.

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    @TS (the original): Adam pointed out last night that’s it’s like the behavior you’d see in a cult.

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    Baud says:

    @rikyrah: Good morning.

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    raven says:

    @TS (the original): Uh, that is Law Prof Jonathon Turley.

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    Baud says:

    @low-tech cyclist: And Hillary still walks free.

    I wonder if the nation will ever come to grips with how horribly it has treated Hillary Clinton.

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    raven says:

    @Baud: the 12th of never and that’s a long long time. . .

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    montanareddog says:

    @montanareddog: NAL, so not sure of the exact statute but Attorney-Client privilege does not cover conspiracy to commit crimes, I believe. If Cohen had tapes (I doubt there is a written instruction) of Trump telling him to make the payments then that is admissible.

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    TS (the original) says:

    @raven:

    Uh, that is Law Prof Jonathon Turley

    Thanks for the name – he is still a RWNJ

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    Baud says:

    @raven: You right, sadly.

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    TS (the original) says:

    @Platonailedit: And a tweet in reply

    This presidency, with GOP in control of both Houses, was an opportunity to show true leadership and guide the country through difficult and divisive times. Instead, they raided as much of the coffers as they could stuff into their greedy pockets. They all deserve the boot.

    Cecilia Quick @CeciliaQuick

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    @Baud: And yet, she remains a free woman.

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    I’ve been playing around with some color Lookup Tables(LUT’s) that I got yesterday that mimics the color of Kodachrome film. I think it does a pretty good job recreating the film’s look.

    Here’s the sunset at Arroyo Hondo and the California State Capitol in SacTown.

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    low-tech cyclist says:

    @Baud:

    I wonder if the nation will ever come to grips with how horribly it has treated Hillary Clinton.

    I’d be satisfied if the media did – especially the $#@! New York Times.

    I don’t expect that the “Lock Her Up!” shouters will ever admit that they got played, and that she did nothing remotely criminal.

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    Jeffro says:

    If y’all have 4 minutes and 11 seconds, go watch Beto O’Rourke’s response to a constituent with his take on NFL players kneeling – powerful stuff. Dem candidates, take note and don’t be afraid to stand up for those who are kneeling.

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    Ceci n est pas mon nym says:

    @David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch:

    @Johngcole
    I know everyone who has been in the same room with Trump the last two years is going to jail but let’s not forget Obama wore a tan suit

    Let no one ever forget Mustard-On-Hamburger-Gate

    You jest, but there was also Drinking-Orange-Juice-For-Breakfast-Gate and Visiting-His-Grandmother-In-Hawaii-Gate. Any one of those would merit a 911 call these days. But taken all together…?

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @montanareddog: Haven’t we already heard a tape of Trump and Cohen discussing a payoff? (The one where Trump suggests paying in cash and Cohen says, “No-no-no-no-no-no!”)

    @rikyrah: Scary. Even if it misses the islands, they’ll be on the dirty side.

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    Aleta says:

    Really nice to have people like you all to rejoice with this morning. Amazing place.
    Thanks John. Thanks AL.

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    low-tech cyclist says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    @Jay: He had resigned a few years before he was indicted and plead.

    Until I Googled him just now, I’d forgotten that Kleindienst was the other guy who resigned on April 30, 1973, along with Haldeman and Ehrlichman. (“Two of the finest public servants it has been my privilege to know” – Nixon, in his speech that night. And Kleindienst had “no personal involvement whatever in this matter” according to Tricky Dick that night.) That was also the day Nixon fired John Dean.

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    TS (the original) says:

    @Jeffro: Wow – he is good – off the cuff – at a meeting – the facts, the honesty, the acceptance of the man who asked the question. This is a man going places.

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    Ceci n est pas mon nym says:

    So lost in all the shuffle of legal news last night was what’s-his-name’s rally in WV.

    I caught some video of the beginning of the rally. How did the rest of it go? Is that torch-wielding mob roaming the countryside yet?

    Seriously, I’m waiting for him to completely lose his mind and give explicit orders to the mob like that. Maybe after a few more indictments. Maybe the day after Election Day, if we or Uncle Vladimir manage not to screw it up and actually retake the House and the State Houses.

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    debbie says:

    “Where is the collusion?” “I got your collusion right here, Bub!”

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    Ceci n est pas mon nym says:

    @TS (the original): Yeah, but Ted Cruz ate a booger on live TV. Which do we think Texas prefers for Senator?

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    Just One More Canuck says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: makes you think all the world’s a sunny day

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    debbie says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    Trump leaves no opportunity unopportuned, but it’s too late. The cows left the barn some time ago.

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    debbie says:

    @Platonailedit:

    She’s absolutely right. I have waited 40 years for Trump to called a criminal. At long last!

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    debbie says:

    @Aleta:

    This is the first morning since the election that I have cheered, not yelled, at my shower radio. It’s positively liberating!

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    Baud says:

    @Jeffro:

    That was great, but this….

    Dem candidates, take note and don’t be afraid to stand up for those who are kneeling.

    Beto can prove this is true by taking out Cruz. A bunch of likes on YouTube isn’t going to motivate Dems, it’s winning elections.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @low-tech cyclist: Yep. I feel like I’m 18 again, hearing the criminal preznit called an unindicted co-conspirator.

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    Platonailedit says:

    @debbie: She has been right from the very beginning of the turd’s run.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Baud: Beto’s already well within striking distance, right? He’s been running clearly and unapologetically as a Dem. I like his chances!

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    BretH says:

    Fox News headlines:

    Illegal alien in Iowa.
    What Trump should consider before pardoning Manafort.

    MS-13 murder story

    Ocasio-Cortez story

    Woman hurt saving 58 yr old min from train

    …. Something seems… Missing here but I can’t put my finger on it…

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    Cermet says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    Would Trump take the opportunity to appoint a new AG to shut Mueller down?

    Near zero chance. The Senate is his only hope to avoid removal from office and if he removes Sessions, that fire door is now partly open – crossing senators is dangerous even for a president who isn’t a criminal. Mueller isn’t indicting Sessions unless you know something the rest of us don’t.

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    Baud says:

    @Jeffro: Me too. He’s doing better than anyone could have expected in the polls.

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    low-tech cyclist says:

    Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) may be in a bit of trouble.

    I haven’t forgotten that he never should have won that seat to begin with.

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    @Jeffro: Great answer from Beto. What a contrast to Cruz, whose picture is in the dictionary next to “smarmy.”

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    debbie says:

    @Dorothy A. Winsor:

    How have you been feeling?

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    Wyatt Derp says:

    Could it be that Trump`s election actually does lead to the swamp being drained? Karma, as they say, is a mofo.

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    debbie says:

    Not one single morning tweet. Shocking!

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    Baud says:

    @Wyatt Derp: Seen on Reddit:

    “Trump is draining the swamp, one Trump supporter at a time.”

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    debbie says:

    I fell asleep at 8:30 last night. Guess I missed some stuff? A very belated thanks to Adam for that croc on a pool noodle. I can’t stop laughing!

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @low-tech cyclist: Music to my ears! The corrupt turd goblin won the district by nearly 20 points last time, but the yacht purchase on the same day he voted for the Trump Donor Relief Act is already getting bad press, and now this!

    Warren in the Senate and Pelosi in the House have been pushing the “Culture of Corruption” theme hard. Good for them.

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    Quinerly says:

    Lanny saying Cohen would never accept a pardon from Trump.
    NPR interview

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    @debbie: I feel good. I don’t see my cardiologist until after Labor Day, so we’ll see what he says about how I feel.

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    The Ancient Randonneur says:

    Congratulations to the Deep State! Planting Cohen, Omarosa and Manafort in the Trump campaign was a stroke of pure genius.

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    Immanentize says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: I’ve always loved kodachrome

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    Platonailedit says:

    Trump’s real estate company authorized paying $420,000 to lawyer Michael Cohen in his effort to silence women during the presidential campaign and then relied on “sham” invoices from Cohen that concealed the nature of the payments, WaPo reports. https://t.co/0jdHviDZiO— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 22, 2018

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    rikyrah says:

    @Jeffro:
    It was really good.

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    JPL says:

    @Immanentize: How is the college tour going?

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    rikyrah says:

    @debbie:
    They drugged him and locked him up without access to a phone

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    debbie says:

    @rikyrah:

    Pictures! I want pictures!

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    randy khan says:

    I feel like today is going to be a letdown.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @Ceci n est pas mon nym: You have captured the essence of the 27%. Bravo!

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    rikyrah says:

    @Quinerly:
    Morning to Poco and the tribe 😄 😺

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    Joey Maloney says:

    @Quinerly:

    Lanny saying Cohen would never accept a pardon from Trump.

    Can one refuse a pardon? How does that even work?

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Cermet:
    I was responding to Gvg’s speculation that Sessions too had taken Russian money, and could face indictment himself. I don’t know if that is true and I’m not aware of any evidence that it is. I was considering how, if it were indeed true, Mueller might go about indicting Sessions without leaving the investigation open to sabotage by a new AG at Trump’s instigation.

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    Immanentize says:

    @JPL:
    Thanks for asking!
    Tour is over for a bit. Quick results:
    Rice — yes
    UT Austin — big thumbs up
    UCLA — really liked it
    Harvey Mudd — meh (sorry frosty)
    USC — also meh plus 70 friggin K per year! (this will make Billin happy)

    The Immp is now studying for SAT subject tests this Saturday. We have been very busy –enough to blur past the deathaversary last week.

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    Ceci n est pas mon nym says:

    Meanwhile in puppy news, I’m completely worn out by just under 2 weeks of our new adoptee, a 1-1/2 yr, 27-lb beagle mix. I said on the adoption forms that I valued intelligence in a dog, but I think this little Houdini is smarter than I am, and so far winning the big battles of wits.

    We decided (because he’s a chewer) to keep him in the kitchen at night and when we’re away.

    First day, we bought a 28″ gate. Then found him on the other side. When we put him back, he demonstrated his effortless 28″ high jump. End of that gate.

    Bought a 41″ gate but just used the pressure mounts the first day, didn’t install the extra hardware to keep it in place. He knocked it far enough out of place to spring open the door and walk out.

    Installed the hardware. He opened the little latching cat door in the bottom of it and got out.

    Tied up the cat door with string. And knowing he’s a chewer, I tied it in 4 separate places. Last night he chewed through that and opened the cat door. I put him back in at 2:30 am and wired the door shut. “At least that will take him a little time, and tomorrow I’ll find a padlock” I thought.

    15 minutes later he was out and I found out he had actually opened the latch on the main human-sized gate. Latches are clearly in his repertoire now. I’m half afraid that picking a padlock would be too.

    As I said, I’m exhausted. Theoretically I need to be in charge, so I can’t let him win this. But there’s a definite Wile E. Coyote feel about the whole thing.

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    Immanentize says:

    @Joey Maloney: We discussed this a while back. It seems you can refuse a pardon if you have not yet been found guilty (K will clear my name!) But once found guilty, a Presidential aprdon is a thing utterly outside the scope of prosecution. It just is. So no, Cohen could not refuse a pardon at this point.

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    rikyrah says:

    @randy khan:
    Nope.
    He has no self control.
    They can only keep a lid on him for so long, until he blows.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @Jeffro: I’m gonna send that to a bunch of people I know who need to hear it. May also front page it, time permitting. Thanks for sharing.

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    rikyrah says:

    @Immanentize:
    Glad to hear that the College Tour with Little Imma went well 🙌

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Joey Maloney:
    I think that it’s beause to accept forgiveness is to admit guilt. If you’re still contesting your guilt, as some do even after being convicted and serving a sentence, then you won’t want to accept a pardon. And if you won’t admit guilt even after all that, I suppose the pardoning authority should consider you unrepentant and not worthy of a pardon.

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    rikyrah says:

    @Amir Khalid:
    I don’t see the KKKEEBLER Elf taking Russian money. Now, being involved with the Russians with election stuff up to his eyeballs…yes…

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Immanentize:
    Okay, forget what I said #105. (I’d delete or edit the comment if I could, but I no longer have that option.)

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    JPL says:

    Trump is showing amazing self control this morning, and as of now no tweets. He is suppose to tape a segment for Fox though.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Ceci n est pas mon nym: I have had beagles — love them! — but never had a Houdini like that.

    Crate time?

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @JPL: Ivanka and Kellyanne are clinging for dear life to one tiny thumb each…

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    JPL says:

    @Ceci n est pas mon nym: Keep fighting the good fight. It might be time to try a crate. Finch loves his safe sleeping place, and I no longer bother to shut the door.

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    low-tech cyclist says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    @low-tech cyclist: Music to my ears! The corrupt turd goblin won the district by nearly 20 points last time, but the yacht purchase on the same day he voted for the Trump Donor Relief Act is already getting bad press, and now this!

    I thought you might share my hatred of this scumbag! He no longer represents my in-laws, but at one point, his district included their neighborhood. And yeah, I’m still sore over 2006: Christine Jennings was robbed, but a FL court decided that finding out what happened with the undervotes was less important than protecting Diebold’s trade secrets.

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    Azelie says:

    @TS (the original): I suspect that is good staff work and candidate preparation. It also indicates the skill to make a response to a question the campaign anticipated look like an off the cuff response. Either way, it’s a good sign.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @rikyrah:

    They drugged him and locked him up without access to a phone

    Trump is Martha Mitchell?!?

    I think the Hoarse Whisperer has it right, really: As a narcissist, yesterday’s exposure has Trump shutting down… until he can come up with a *new, improved* narrative that will make him the One True Hero of his own fantasies.

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    debit says:

    @Ceci n est pas mon nym: Ooof. I feel your pain. Kelpie can open the cat door and then wriggle through it, so I ended up using a couple of zip ties. What about a large carabiner clip for the human gate?

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    Immanentize says:

    Sorry, seems my commenter is broken….

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Ceci n est pas mon nym: As my first obedience class trainer told us: People think they want a smart dog, but what they really want is a cooperative dog…

    One of our rescues is a fiend at opening latches. He also climbs like a cat. Fortunately, he’s also a coward, so he doesn’t mind being crated when he can’t be supervised. Don’t know how your new housemate feels about crates… but if he just wants to be with you at night, you might try putting the crate in your bedroom & seeing if that lets you both sleep without interruptions.

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    westyny says:

    What does this mean for Dinesh’s box office? Man, this mobile site is borked.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    Elise Jordan just said on Moaning Ho “It’s baked in that Trump is a scumbag”.

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    Elizabelle says:

    LOL. In a subscriber email, the Los Angeles Times is calling yesterday the “Double Witching Hour.”

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    Shitler’s first tweet of the day just dropped.

    If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen!

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Jeffro:

    That’s some Obama-level rhetoric!

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    Wyatt Derp says:

    @Baud:

    “Trump is draining the swamp, one Trump supporter at a time.”

    OK, he said it better…

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    Ceci n est pas mon nym says:

    @Anne Laurie:

    but if he just wants to be with you at night, you might try putting the crate in your bedroom

    I think that may just be the answer!

    I got a crate because so many sources talked about it, but we haven’t done much with it and I’m afraid to traumatize him, make him associate it with punishment or loneliness or bad feelings. So I’ve avoided it so far.

    Have a meeting with a trainer tomorrow, who is supposed to be worth her very pricey fee. I have high hopes. He IS super-intelligent after all, and most dogs want to be good dogs. So we just need to find a way to communicate on what that means to both of us.

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    JPL says:

    @A Ghost To Most: He didn’t write that, imo. Whoever typed that shortened his original tweet which included the fact that Cohen is a known liar and crooked hillary did far worse.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    @Wyatt Derp:

    Could it be that Trump`s election actually does lead to the swamp being drained? Karma, as they say, is a mofo.

    Well look what Trump the masher creepyness did with the whole sexual abuse thing.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA:

    Nice! The Arroyo Hondo picture is a particularly fine composition. Love the road in shadow and the tiny pinprick of light on a ship(?) on the left.

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    donnah says:

    @Ceci n est pas mon nym:

    Crates are the best way to start setting boundaries. Our dog Wendy learned that the crate was her “den” and not a prison, because it was comfy and private and she slept in it every night. She often went to it to escape our little boys! And we called it Pen State, so if she did do something naughty, we said sternly, “Pen State” and she headed right for it.

    Our friends had a crate for their Lab, and they called it Wire City.

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    BesA Ghost To Most says:

    @JPL:
    Best response: Better call Saul!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @low-tech cyclist:

    I knew Buchanan bought a yacht right after the tax cut went through—bad optics!—but this is almost unbelievable. They’re not even trying to hide the corruption.

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    arrieve says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: That sunset is unbelievable! Very cool effects.

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    Tazj says:

    @Ceci n est pas mon nym: I’m sorry that you’re exhausted, and your dog seems to be an evil genius, but that story was hilarious.
    My brother and sister in law had to crate their dog after he was found by a neighbor half in and half out of a window screen just like Winnie the Pooh. They had left the windows open because they had no air conditioning, and left the window over the kitchen sink open a little more because they thought he couldn’t possibly jump onto the kitchen counter.
    I had to crate my dearly departed dog because he was such a chewer as a puppy, but he grew to like the crate and would grab his bed and take it in there at night by himself.

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    James E Powell says:

    @Baud:

    I wonder if the nation will ever come to grips with how horribly it has treated Hillary Clinton.

    Not bloody likely. I know the NYT will never acknowledge it or the disaster they produced. They know it, for sure, but they will never acknowledge it.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    I’m completely worn out by just under 2 weeks of our new adoptee, a 1-1/2 yr, 27-lb beagle mix.

    @Ceci n est pas mon nym: I will freely admit that the only creature (this includes humans) that has every scammed and outsmarted me completely was a beagle that I had the misfortune to babysit. Fucker had a plan to get out of his kennel and out of the yard, executed it flawlessly. I just remember walking back into the house, having just watched his little beagle butt vanishing under the fence, shaking my head, thinking “fuck, I just got totally, completely outsmarted by a dog”. You want to know what humility is? Having to accept that you just got totally, completely outsmarted by a dog.

    I work with engineers who can’t plan every contingency as well as that dog did.

    He came back a few hours later, very happy, having broken into every home in the neighborhood and eating all the cat food left out. He’d done that part before. I wasn’t even mad. He’d earned it, after all. But I made sure he was crated or inside for the rest of my time with him.

    Beagles are amazing. But I’d never own one. They’re smarter than me.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    I got a crate because so many sources talked about it, but we haven’t done much with it and I’m afraid to traumatize him, make him associate it with punishment or loneliness or bad feelings. So I’ve avoided it so far.

    @Ceci n est pas mon nym: Dogs love crates, they’re like their natural dens that they like to dig. Don’t use it for punishment, just put it in your bedroom and have him sleep in it at night. Our dog loves his. It’s one of the wire ones, we cover it with towels, and it’s like a little cave. He has a mattress in it but that is truly optional. Hell, some days I want to crawl in there myself.

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    Jeffro says:

    @Betty Cracker: no problem! I’m sharing it far and wide too 😀

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    Anotherlurker says:

    @low-tech cyclist: I am a constituent of this asshole’s. I’m encouraged to hear that he could be facing stiff completion. I will cast my last vote ( I’m moving to Ca. ASAP) in Florida for whoever had a D after their name.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    @Baud:

    I wonder if the nation will ever come to grips with how horribly it has treated Hillary Clinton.

    Going by the example of people like MLK, only after she is dead, then she shall be declared a Republican all along.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Baud:

    I wonder if the nation will ever come to grips with how horribly it has treated Hillary Clinton.

    I’d say, “no”. Or at least, not until long after she and you and I are dead. Then she will be elevated as a martyr – her words will be invoked, and the lesson of what happened to her and why and what it means for America, will be ignored, whitewashed, or hand-waved away. Witness what happened to the memory of MLK Jr.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @Jeffro: He appears to have more to offer than I thought.

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    @Immanentize:

    UCLA — really liked it
    Harvey Mudd — meh (sorry frosty)
    USC — also meh plus 70 friggin K per year! (this will make Billin happy)

    Liking UCLA made me more happy(UCLA BS’82).

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