A Feline Performance Of The Mueller V. Trump Finale

A boy can dream, right?

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    I’ve been away from the blog all day. Have we discussed this? Drudge deleted his feed (his account is still active) and Foxnews hasn’t had a tweet since 11/8. Is something going on? That’s all weird, right?

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    Mike J says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Mediaite says Fox says people were too mean to Tucker Carlson. Will be interesting to see if they stick with that story now that the police report is public.

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    Geoboy says:

    Encore, this time with Mike Pence!

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    Platonailedit says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    Rumor is nazis are pissed at twitter for not giving them more safe space and are taking their ball home. Good riddance, if true.

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    FlyingToaster says:

    @TaMara (HFG): There’s been a lot of speculation (Wikileaks hasn’t tweeted in the same timeframe), but no hard evidence, no GBCW, just … absence.

    I’m happy if they are deciding to keep their mouths shut, for once.

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    @Mike J: And yet Fucker Carlson is still tweeting away. Strange.

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    Another Scott says:


    Thanks Tom.

    ‘night everyone.


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    @FlyingToaster: Good riddance to their hourly lies.

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    gene108 says:

    After Mueller slugs Trunp, I don’t want Trunp to be able to get up again.

    Otherwise the video was cute

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Drudge does this somewhat regularly. Fox News is owning the libs over the “wilding night of the jackbooted leftists and minorities” against Tucker Carlson by not tweeting anything but breaking news.

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    trollhattan says:

    [poke] Thump!


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    sukabi says:

    Tom Adam, cute as a cat video, but not nearly satisfying as metaphor for the conclusion of the Mueller / Russia / drumpf dance. I want that cat flattened and dragged out by his neck and thrown in a cage. Not that^ cat, the one in the WH.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    So much for the tolerant left! //

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    Uh, Tom Levenson is the author of this post…

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    Tom Levenson says:

    @sukabi: @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: You can call me anything you want as long as you don’t call me late for dinner.

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    sukabi says:

    @Tom Levenson: 😜 sorry about that.

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    @Tom Levenson: If this is what you’re cooking, I understand why:

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    @Adam L Silverman: Sure, sure. That’s about as believable as any other lie they tell, so makes complete sense. LOL

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    Platonailedit says:

    Democrats have now flipped two Republican-held Senate seats: Nevada and Arizona.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 13, 2018

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    Yutsano says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Okay that’s just hecking cool.

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    The Very Reverend Crimson Fire of Compassion says:


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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @Mike J:

    Rebecca J. Kavanagh
    First, the police interacted w/ the protestors as they were leaving & they didn’t arrest anyone.

    They actually saw the person spray-paint the anarchist symbol on the driveway.

    The protestors were walking away slowly. Two walked with canes (yes). No one tried to run.

    If the police had received a frantic 911 call from Mrs. Carlson saying she was terrified, had locked herself in her pantry & people were trying to break into her house, there is no way that the police would have let the protestors go. They would have made arrests.

    Surprise, surprise. Carlson lied.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @Tom Levenson:
    Don’t call me Shirley!

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    sukabi says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: the cops probably thought the circled A meant asshole and figured it was accurate.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:


    I got your back!

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    Carlson lied.

    It doesn’t matter. 90% of his viewers won’t see the correct information, and the rest will see it but not believe it.

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    @TaMara (HFG): Another story is that Rupert Murdoch met with Mitch McConnell just before the Fox account fell silent.

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    sukabi says:

    @Gin & Tonic: framed by the deep state…

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @TaMara (HFG): I report, you decide.

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    trollhattan says:

    @TaMara (HFG):
    Lovely gesture. Thanks, ESB!

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    sukabi says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: that’s interesting.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:


    The thread also mentions the protesters brought along four legal observers and the police report made no mention of damage to the Carlsons’ front door. Mrs. Carlson or somebody called the police, but it wasn’t because the house was being broken into.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: He did indeed meet with McConnell on Friday.

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    karen marie says:

    @Tom Levenson: Hey, that’s my line!

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    Yarrow says:

    @TaMara (HFG): Also the National Enquirer hasn’t tweeted since November 9. And Wikileaks since November 8, last I checked.

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    Platonailedit says:

    I just want to make sure everyone knows Georgia's Secretary of State race went to a Dec. 4th runoff between John Barrow (D) and Brad Raffensperger (R).

    This is the election to elect Brian Kemp's successor. So it should be obvious how important position is for voting rights.

    — Taniel (@Taniel) November 12, 2018

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    khead says:

    @karen marie:

    Missed this. Good stuff.

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    sukabi says:

    @Adam L Silverman: so do you think it was a heads up meeting for the turtle… “Mitch, we’re looking at falling revenue, well cratering actually and some legal exposure and if we keep promoting your party’s crazy shit ….well, let’s just say you’re on your own. Besides, Mueller is an interesting guy.”

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    Tom Levenson says:

    @khead: yikes!

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    Yarrow says:

    Scapegoat time!

    Trump is preparing to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary, aides say https://t.co/H9464E4dNq— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 13, 2018

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    Steeplejack says:

    @TaMara (HFG):

    I agree with Levenson about Fuchsia Dunlop. She was featured in the first episode of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. (Full video here.)

    I just started watching the second season this weekend, and I have to say it’s a great show. Something useful/​interesting in every episode. All of them are available on the website.

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    @Yarrow: If Mnemo is correct about Kelly’s and Nielsen relationship, Kelly firing her(since Trump isn’t even good at THE ONE THING he was supposed to be good at) will be awkward.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    Fun fact: there was a girl I knew in HS, who was a year ahead of me, in my chemistry class who was a sort of nasty person at the time. One day, during class, we were working in a group and she misheard my name. She didn’t particularly like me and in an annoyed voice said, “I thought your name was Brian.” When corrected, she said she liked “Brian” better and made a point to call me by that name whenever she could.

    Fast forward two years later at college and we run into each other. I said hi and introduced myself. She remembered me and seemed much nicer. When I introduced myself, I said, about my name, “I can tell you one thing, it’s not ‘Brian'” as a joke. She then actually insisted that’s what my name was! That was so weird.

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    sukabi says:

    @Yarrow: well, trump won’t he’ll make Kelly fire her, or he’ll have Conway announce her “resignation” on Fox

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @sukabi: I have no idea. I really don’t.

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    jk says:

    Per Brian Wms,
    Kyrsten Nielsen is getting shit canned by Trumpster Fire.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @Yarrow: You’re telling me he actually found somebody worse to replace her with?

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    hilts says:


    Good riddance to another incompetent unqualified buffoon.

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    sukabi says:

    @Adam L Silverman: just wondering…it would be a good time for Murdoch to “reimagine” faux news.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Yarrow: He’s mad at her because she won’t break the law to do things on immigration that he wants done. As bad as she is, every time she or someone else explains to him that they can’t just do whatever he asks them to because of what Federal law actually says, he gets mad at her and thinks she’s not doing it just to spite him. He’s not very bright.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: She’s not.

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    Yarrow says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: @sukabi: Maybe he’ll have someone else fire her. She could just find out via Twitter or on TV. Didn’t that happen to Rexxon?

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    Luciamia says:

    Damn, that tuxedo kitty packs a punch.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Adam L Silverman: He’s also a narcissist who’s upset because things aren’t going his way. He’s holed up, first in the hotel in Paris and today in the WH. He needs someone to blame. She’s a good place to start.

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    @Adam L Silverman:
    You’re right. Which means that Whitless is already having to explain to Trump that no, he can’t arrest Hillary and Obama either. And the Broward County clerks, probably. It didn’t occur to me that he would just hope the next person will say ‘yes’, but that’s how narcissists and 2-year-olds work. Who’s in charge of the DOJ might become an interesting question, since presumably no one else has whatever kept Sessions in the job so long. I still think Sessions chose when he was willing to leave. It was obvious Trump wanted to fire him over a year ago.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    How do you know?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Yarrow: Pretty much. And despite seeing Putin, he had a very rough weekend. He’ll have a major outburst in the next day or so.

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @TaMara (HFG):
    David Wallace-Wells (NYMag) is good. This sequence is art:
    In California, Climate Change Has Turned Rainy Season Into Fire Season (Nov 12, 2018)

    November always marked the beginning of rainy season in California. Now it is fire season.

    In the California of that future, every season would be fire season. In fact, that is already how climate scientists and firefighters are now describing the state’s wildfire season: year-round.

    Against that possible future, the simple inversion of November from rainy season to fire season is a powerful poetic reversal — and a sort of map for how all of us will wake up to climate horrors in the decades ahead.

    A reminder of what’s important.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: Whitaker is going to be lucky to last out the month.

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    @Cheryl Rofer: I saw that…just gets curiouser and curiouser, doesn’t it?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: I am very close friends and a former teammate with someone who has both served with and known Kelly for years. He knows both Kelly and his wife. Despite his very raw feeling about Kelly and what Kelly has been doing since he became DHS secretary, he finds the idea of an affair improbable and implausible.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    It’s just speculation anyway.

    But, honestly, how well do we really know anyone, truly?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: I trust the person with my life. That’s how well I know him.

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    opiejeanne says:

    @TaMara (HFG): 44 dead in California fires, last time I looked. Two in Malibu the rest in the fire that destroyed Paradise. There have been terrible fires in California that killed people, but not like this. The worst I can remember is one in San Diego County near Julian. People in a remote area relied on a phone tree and no one called them, and they were trapped in their homes.

    Mr opiejeanne’s brother lived in the canyon in Paradise when he was going to Chico state, and we visited him once. Nice place, lots of retired people there. The parents of an ex-bf from HS lived there but they’re gone now, I think.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    I meant how well your friend knows Kelly. I was also trying to make some philosophical point about never truly knowing other people and what they’re capable of. Sorry if that wasn’t clear.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Bill Arnold:
    Read today it’s been something like 210 days since last rain in the Camp Fire region.

    Watch for floods in four months. It’s how we roll.

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    Frankensteinbeck says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    I’m thinking about the future. Nobody is going to be able to give Trump what he wants. There’s going to be increasing chaos and paralysis at the top levels. Sessions was the dike holding back that flood at DoJ.

    (And I would rather have that paralysis than the evil orders Sessions was competent enough to give.)

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    trollhattan says:

    Based on your post I just checked and it’s true, the official Camp Fire death toll is 42, up from 29 an hour ago. Horrible, unthinkable.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: He’s served with him in combat several times. Was at his son’s christening. Has served with him and known him for over 35 years.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: The wheels will come off.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Adam L Silverman: From what I remember, no one thought Petraeus would have an affair either.

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    sukabi says:

    @Adam L Silverman: if your friend is disturbed by Kelly’s actions in this administration, that’s a pretty good indicator that Kelly is pretty good at showing bits of himself and keeping larger parts hidden from friends that wouldn’t approve.

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    A little something sweet and then I’m off for the night.

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    Ken says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    And despite seeing Putin, he had a very rough weekend.

    Despite, or because? For example, Putin may have said something like “The Magnitsky Act is still US law, and the Democratic House will never repeal it. You are worse than useless. I have ordered my people to cooperate with Mr. Mueller and, should you still be in office in two years, will release the kompromat photos during the 2020 election season.”

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    dmsilev says:

    @Adam L Silverman: It’s kind of frightening to consider the likely possibility that the Trump administration will become even more incompetent.

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    sukabi says:

    @TaMara (HFG): it’s nice the horses let your new kitty sleep with them…you get the floor tonight?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Yarrow: It’s kind of like saying, “He was always a nice, polite young man.” About the guy who shot up the local coffee shop.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Ken: Most likely both.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Yarrow: I have no idea who those people were. I was not surprised at all to find out that P4 had an affair.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    I’ll defer to you and your friend.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @dmsilev: It’s happening… Unfortunately.

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    Ruckus says:

    Well considering the top asshole, there is only one way to go. Down.
    Finding out how far down it can go before something breaks or it all blows up in a blaze of something is going to be interesting. To say the least.
    Old saw of course applies, “May you live in interesting times.” Take it ironically of course, that’s the way it has been used for a long time.

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    More high-level confabs over the weekend. These folks are close Trump buddies, but they stay far under the radar.

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    Heading to bed now. See y’all in the morning.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: Bwahahaha, my crazy Trump-loving friend who actually believed Pizzagate was a real thing thinks Epstein is a Clinton crony.

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    @Adam L Silverman: I guess his performance review didn’t go well.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: Barrack seems to really like to talk to reporters

    and, as ever, can you imagine if a Dem had Jeffrey fucking Epstein in a kitchen cabinet?

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    dmsilev says:

    @Cheryl Rofer: I thought Trump’s kitchen cabinet was a fryolator.

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    piratedan says:

    lets just say, as speculation…. that Mueller is awaiting the majority of the shoes to finish dropping in this election and then, we begin to see the indictments start to fall… lets say that he starts with the ratfuckers, Corsi and Stone and locks them up on perjury to start with and squeezes them. He also has Trump Jr and DJT himself on perjury, but lets say he back burners the Liar In Chief and puts the manacles on the son… what could the ratfuckers give up that matters the most to all of us? I’m guessing the coordination of the Russians with the Trump campaign and perhaps even the GOP itself in money, logistics and strategy in applying that cash and misinformation to where it would do the most good. The ratfuckers would have to be the tools to implement that strategy, as such, they would need to have something to do and a purpose to achieve it.

    If this is where the screws are being turned, how much sense does it make for the powers that be that coordinated all of the dissemination of that information to be shitting bricks?

    I think very….

    Which I believe has something to do with why Rupert Baby and The Turtle are meeting because they have to come up with a game plan to spin this shit away from themselves and provide some cover for the continuing GOP obstruction and having to cook up another distraction that safely shifts the spotlight away from themselves as they attempt to perform additional damage control…..

    at least I think that’s a semi-plausible possibility… ymmv

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    sukabi says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: And what exactly would Epstein’s role be? Making sure the kids snatched at the border disappear into the shadows?

    Was already having bad thoughts about what’s happening with the kids we “taken custody of”. throwing Epstein into the mix I can’t even.

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    Ruckus says:

    My question to the hive is – How far does this have to go before some minimum level of sanity strikes the republican party?
    Nixon was on safe ground right up until he wasn’t.

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    Emma says:

    @Ruckus: I don’t think they can regain their sanity. That ship is turning the Cape of Good Hope and getting hit by a typhoon. I think there’s going to be a realignment in American politics. I just wish I could trust it would be for good.

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    Platonailedit says:


    Given that his so called party has accepted and normalized all what the totus thug has done so far – I can’t recall one thing where gop has opposed him – there is no end game to be expected from the gop corrupt critters.

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    sukabi says:

    @Ruckus: I don’t think the entire republican party was as utterly corrupted during Nixon as it’s become in the last decade, so I think it’s going to be much harder to set things right.

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    Ruckus says:

    I feel the same way but there are a lot of bodies and it only takes a few to start the ball rolling. Of course the republicans seem to be a lot more cohesive group of sadistic bastards now than they did 44 yrs ago. And a lot of them were sadistic bastards then.
    Time will tell.
    ETA As all of you who have answered can see I agree with your takes.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    I can’t deal with the movie “Ordinary People” at this time of night. I also cannot turn it off.

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    gene108 says:


    My question to the hive is – How far does this have to go before some minimum level of sanity strikes the republican party?

    Lose elections from President to dog catcher for at least a decade.

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    Ruckus says:

    Well a lot of them got jail time after Nixon. 48 got convicted after Nixon for all their bullshit. Didn’t seem to be much of a hinderance to the party then. Maybe if some members of congress get charged and convicted/confess, but I doubt it. I think it’s going to have to be bigger and worse, enough to end the republican party before it has a major effect. I don’t think sanity is possible.
    BTW how are you doing? Better every day I hope.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    John Kelly is not going to let them disrespect his side piece like that. He’s going to resign in protest if she goes — watch and see.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    If there was one thing I thought I knew about my older brother, it was that he would never cheat on his wife.

    And then he did. When their youngest child was less than a year old, no less. I suppose I should give him points for not starting the affair while she was pregnant.

    You never know what people will do given the right (or wrong) circumstances, particularly when sex is involved.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Also, when a person starts acting uncharacteristically in one area, it’s very common for them to start acting differently in other areas of their life as well. It’s uncommon for people to be able to successfully compartmentalize their lives. A change in one area can lead to a change in other areas as a ripple effect.

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    @Mnemosyne:We shall soon see. KN lied in a Senate testimony, put into practice her mentor’s brutal policy of separating children from their parents and it was still not enough for T. Who is going to be her replacement?

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    opiejeanne says:

    @trollhattan: They found 13 bodies between the time the headline of 39 was posted and when I clicked on the article.

    They rolled out a mobile DNA lab to identify victims burned to bones and shards of bones.

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