My Brother From Another Mother

Apparently I have a long lost brother out there somewhere:

Spent the day putting my life back together- tidying up, doing laundry, grocery shopping, etc.

I also took a nap that was just amazing. It was one of those naps that you wake up and it is dark out, and you slept so hard that you don’t know whether it is 5 pm, 2 am, or 4 am, and you are disoriented and have no idea what day it is.






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  1. 1
    Martin says:

    I also took a nap that was just amazing. It was one of those naps that you wake up and it is dark out, and you slept so hard that you don’t know whether it is 5 pm, 2 am, or 4 am, and you are disoriented and have no idea what day it is.

    I hate those naps. Always means that I’m sick.

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    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    Could be a tumor.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    Hah. Stand in front of these christianist assholes for 45 fucking years, and try not give an inch, and you’ll be where I’ve been for quite awhile.

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    debbie says:

    Great sign!

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    Yutsano says:

    Congratulations, Cole. You found your soulmate.

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    JPL says:

    @Martin: lol that was mean last night. Fall asleep at 9:30 and wake up at 10:15 thinking it was the morning.

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    trollhattan says:

    This piece on Trump (yeah, yet another) by Bill Curry is pretty good. Yeah, he’s a narcissist. Yeah, he’s losing his fvcking mind. Yeah, it’s past time to talk about it openly.

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    B.B.A. says:

    Reposting from downthread:

    There’s a new bill in NY state to give us expanded early voting and get rid of our bizarre separate federal and state primaries. Vote-by-mail and same-day registration will take a state constitutional amendment, which can’t happen before 2022 at the very earliest.

    The legislature supports all of the above. The era of “three men in a room” appears to be over, and good riddance.

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    trollhattan says:

    @B.B.A.:
    Separate state/fed primaries? That’s nutty.

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    bemused says:

    Sounds like a well needed nap to me. I’ve had those is it day or night naps. A little disorienting when you first wake up but feel pretty darn good after that.
    I’m reading a very interesting book, Why We Dream” by Alice Robb.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    My sign would say, “GtFA, LMtFA.”

    (go the fuck away, leave me the fuck alone)

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    Mary G says:

    We’re getting a lot of rain here in SoCal in the next week, so I went out and threw everything in a big ziploc full of tiny ziplocs with wildflower seeds that has been sitting in my fridge since I broke my ankle in Oct. 2014 around the bare spots in the yard and parking strip. They were all packed 2013-2014, so they are old, but they are things like California poppies that are capable of being dormant for years until they get enough rain, so I have hopes. Also, I don’t have to see that bag staring at me accusingly every time I open the fridge. I did it once before when I moved here and got a lovely display, so here’s hoping.

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    @trollhattan: New York is weirdly anti-voter.

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    Avalune says:

    A nap sounds amazing. I would like a nap.

    Leto had to have his gall bladder removed today. So we’re back at the hospital. I’m lucky to get any sleep with all the damned booping and beeping noises.

    His surgery went well. They were able to do it laproscopic – which is good because there’s a lot of scar tissue from other stuff and no one was very excited to cut him up.

    I’m thinking I’m going to need to ask for a loyalty punch card from these surgeons.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Avalune:
    Thanks for the update, and continued best wishes to you both.

    I’m thinking I’m going to need to ask for a loyalty punch card from these surgeons.

    Don’t. When you fill the card you earn another surgery. :-)

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    humboldtblue says:

    Let’s build a wall around men convicted of domestic violence and never allow them to contact their victims in any capacity again.

    For what seems like the millionth time, an angry vicious asshole, 49, shoots and kills a 32-year-old woman and the 8-year-old child they produced together before the fuck turned the gun on himself in Mendocino County. Can’t blame lax gun laws in this case either, he stole the firearm used in the murders. Of course he’s gotten violent in the past.

    The fucking fuck.

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    Mary G says:

    When you’ve lost the Mustache of Understanding:

    "We have a core problem. We have a President without shame, who is backed by a party without spine, that is supported by a network called Fox News, without integrity," says author @tomfriedman, of Donald Trump.https://t.co/AON1lOWJKd pic.twitter.com/St1Yw1Sbtw— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) January 11, 2019

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    JPL says:

    @Avalune: Is this the last surgery? We all appreciate your updates and hope he is commenting soon, but don’t go away. We like your comments also.

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    @trollhattan: We’ve done that in CA a few times, it’s nutty.

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    Ruckus says:

    @JPL:
    Last night I had my first decent sleep in so long I can’t remember when was the last time. Normally go to bed, wake in 2-3 hrs look at the clock, swear, wait an hour or two, look at the clock, swear, go to sleep 1-2 hrs later, wake, look at the clock, swear, rinse – repeat, get up go to work….. Or just get up because sleeping isn’t actually working.
    A number of us here seem to have similar routines in this sleeping concept.

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    VeniceRiley says:

    That one time back in the day when I sat in the CEO’s office, feet up on the coffee table, for what was to be a 15 minute catnap and woke up at 7pm ….

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @JPL:

    Fall asleep at 9:30 and wake up at 10:15 thinking it was the morning.

    You’re describing my life.

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    @Avalune: Another surgery, good to hear they didn’t have to do it the old fashion way. Madame had her’s removed just before they started doing
    the laproscopic surgery.

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    David Evans says:

    @humboldtblue: Lax gun laws may be relevant, both in themselves and as part of a lax gun culture. Was the gun in a locked safe? How easy was it to steal?

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    B.B.A. says:

    @trollhattan: We used to have all of our primaries in September (except the presidential primary, because duh). This was apparently in violation of some federal law that only applied to congressional primaries. So the federal election got moved to June by court order, the state races stayed put, and our useless split legislature didn’t bother changing anything for years and years…until we finally elected a useful all-Dem legislature this time.

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    @Mary G: He can knock some sense in the head of David Brooks. He was there as usual spewing garbage on the Snooze Hour. Both sidesing T and Nancy Smash. The nerve of that toad.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Mary G:

    When you’ve lost the Mustache of Understanding:

    Sorry, I’m not declaring him lost until his Asian-MENA taxi drivers declare him lost.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Avalune: We’re keeping good thoughts.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: What if they just dump him somewhere after stealing his wallet and cell phone?

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    @Mary G: The poppies should be nice in spring, I’ve got a package of them too. I’d put them out, but I’d have to weed first. I had a bunch of them in my “garden” but my landlord and his minions were kind enough to pull them all out.

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

    My Brother From Another Mother

    Your title totally made me think of this joke I just made up about GOP outreach attempts circa 2013:

    R dipshit: “Bob, I can’t speak black. Do you have a translation book? I want to say, ‘Get off the plantation and join the Republican Party’.”

    R dumbfuck: (flipping pages) “Ah, here it is. You say, ‘I like big butts and I can not lie. You other brothers can’t deny.’ Make sure to do some rapping too while you say it.”

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @schrodingers_cat: I have some Florida swampland to sell you, and I’ll throw in the bridge and monorail for a few extra bucks.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    One Friday I flew back to Malaysia 48 hours after flying in to Rochester, Minnesota. I was okay all weekend. I went to bed Sunday night at the usual time, expecting to wake up in time to get to work. I didn’t wake up on Monday until 4pm. Needless to say, I do not recommend such a travel schedule.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

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

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    Steve in the ATL says:

    @Avalune: the old lady had that done a couple of years ago. Fortunately, it’s an organ one can live without. Hate that y’all have had to go through so much.

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    Mainmata says:

    Hilarious sign, John.

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    Aleta says:

    @Avalune: oh man. Please tell him hello. Hope you are doing OK.

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    Aleta says:

    Buzzfeed

    GoFundMe will refund more than $20 million in donations made by hundreds of thousands of people to an online effort to build President Trump’s border wall with Mexico, after the Iraq War veteran behind the crowdsourcing effort suddenly changed his plans Friday on what to do with the funds.

    In an update to the “We the People Will Build the Wall” campaign, Brian Kolfage wrote that rather than donating the money raised to the federal government, it would instead be handed over to a private nonprofit he said he had established in order to construct a wall himself.

    Today he became (what Rs think of as) presidential.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Works for me.

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    remima says:

    @Martin: Ugh me too. I wake up from that kind of nap feeling near suicidal because I hate being so disoriented. I think this has contributed to my phobia of sleeping at all ever.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    This has come to pass because traitors from within its ranks sold the Republican party to the very people from whom it freed the slaves.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    Are you sure that wasn’t the committee to get rid of the black “guy”?

    Discussion as overheard “I’m not calling him, you should have called him.” “It wasn’t my turn to call him.” “Frank, why didn’t you call him?” “I’m not calling him!” It goes on like this for a while.

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    PJ says:

    @Aleta: Ha! That made my day. If he were as practiced at the grift as Trump, he would have moved the money to his private account without telling anyone, and when his donors eventually complained about the non-wall, he’d just tell them it’s the Democrats fault, and if they really want to, they can sue him – he’s got $20MM to pay lawyer’s fees for the next few years.

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    @B.B.A.:
    The underlying problem is that incumbents have no interest in encouraging turnout in the primaries, since their incumbency gives them a big advantage.

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    Baud says:

    @Aleta: I can laugh because those donors deserve to be fleeced.

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    @Steve in the ATL: How is your wife’s health now? Is she feeling better?

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

    @Adam L Silverman:
    LOL. Thanks for that. I wish I could post tweets and pictures like that.

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    Jay says:

    NoMoreMisterNiceBlog notes that “the ususal suspects” have been spreading disinfo about Notorious RBG’s health.

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    Honus says:

    He even kind of looks like Cole.

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    TriassicSands says:

    …you are disoriented and have no idea what day it is.

    And for a few seconds you can pretend/imagine that Donald Trump is no longer president (better yet no longer alive) and the GOP has been disbanded.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @Avalune: Oh, Lord, poor Leto! Why the gall bladder removal? Had it been damaged by his accident? : (

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    hilts says:

    @B.B.A.:

    It’s about fucking time already..

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    Keith P says:

    @Adam L Silverman: So they can freely use the n-word then! Of course, they don’t have any “black friends” there to forgive them.

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

    @Aleta:
    I heard somewhere that the former sheriff Joe Arpaio was involved with this proposed nonprofit. It was one big grift from the beginning.

    Speaking of Arpaio, his most recent tweet:

    I agree with President Trump. This video shows Obama being a flip-flopper. 60 days after Obama took office he and his AG Holder went after me. Maybe it’s time he should flip flop on my investigation of his birth certificate and tell the truth. God bless our current President.

    My god, does Arpaio still believe this shit? Was he always a true believer? Because what could he still gain by pushing the birther bullshit? Obama is no longer president. And why the fuck is he still using “sheriff” in his Twitter handle/username? He lost re-election last two years ago.

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    SoupCatcher says:

    @Mary G: It’s been long enough since the first good rain for the poppies to start appearing here in the Bay Area. Was just noticing them in the middle of the 280 at the north border of Santa Clara County. It always makes me happy, on my afternoon commute, to see that golden color.

    With the cows grazing on the newly greened hills, and the Dish off in the distance, it’s one of my favorite stretches of freeway around here this time of year.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    Tulsi Gabbard is in for 2020.

    [expletive deleted].

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    hueyplong says:

    @Jay: No kidding. My favorite was the item saying the Trump Admin was “quietly” running names past right wing organizations.

    Quietly? Then why are we reading about it? He’s reminding potential waverers of his raison d’être during a difficult time for him.

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    MomSense says:

    Build the wall around my house because I need to be quarantined. This chest cold of mine is feeling more like the flu now. If things worsen again I’ll go the clinic or ED.
    The dog has instinctively taken her spot next to me on the couch keeping my feet toasty. I shouldn’t have tried to power through today. Big mistake.

    @Avalune:

    I’m so sorry, Avalune. I hope Leto feels much better after this latest and you both can get to the healing and recovery part of this ordeal. Please don’t neglect your health while caring for Leto. Sending you a big virtual hug.

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    Gelfling 545 says:

    @Avalune: Looking forward to hearing he is home and well.
    I had the gallbladder removed last spring. I’ve been much better off without it.

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    Jay says:

    Yup, Adam,

    NoMoreMisterNiceBlog notes that The Hungarian Pustule, etc are just pumping out BS to “stoke” their base,

    It’s a key difference between “us” and “them”.

    Being “right” in a factual way builds reputation on “our” side, spreading BS loses reputation.

    On “their” side, spreading fantastical BS builds their reputations.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Tick tock tick tock. From FTF NY Times:

    TOP STORIES
    President Trump’s actions so alarmed the F.B.I. after James Comey’s firing that it began investigating if he was working on behalf of Russia.

    Friday, January 11, 2019 8:26 PM EST

    The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security.

    Agents and senior F.B.I. officials had grown suspicious of Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign but held off on opening an investigation into him, the people said, in part because they were uncertain how to proceed with an inquiry of such sensitivity and magnitude. But the president’s activities before and after Mr. Comey’s firing in May 2017, particularly two instances in which Mr. Trump tied the Comey dismissal to the Russia investigation, helped prompt the counterintelligence aspect of the inquiry, the people said.

    Oh FFS. Barn door, meet horse.

    I am glad Comey got his ass canned, but not for the reason Trump did it.

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

    @A Ghost To Most:
    Some of us below were speculating how long she would last in the race. Some of us bet she would even make it to the first debate.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @MomSense: All the best, MomSense. Wishing you well, and glad you have Nurse Korra.

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    JPL says:

    So where is Adam.. Comey was fired because the FBI was investigating orange assholes ties to russia. wtf

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    Mary G says:

    This is an idea:

    FT reporting IVANKA TRUMP’s name is among those being floated in DC to become HEAD of the WORLD BANK 🚨🚨🚨https://t.co/4GLUR0Ddj5— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) January 11, 2019

    but not a good one.

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    dmsilev says:

    FTNYT:

    In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests, according to former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation.

    The inquiry carried explosive implications. Counterintelligence investigators had to consider whether the president’s own actions constituted a possible threat to national security. Agents also sought to determine whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.

    Agents and senior F.B.I. officials had grown suspicious of Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign but held off on opening an investigation into him, the people said, in part because they were uncertain how to proceed with an inquiry of such sensitivity and magnitude. But the president’s activities before and after Mr. Comey’s firing in May 2017, particularly two instances in which Mr. Trump tied the Comey dismissal to the Russia investigation, helped prompt the counterintelligence aspect of the inquiry, the people said.

    I imagine Adam can comment on whether this is an actual meaningful development or if it’s really just a restatement of things we already knew re: Mueller and his investigation.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Elizabelle: My unkind capsule summary of that story is “FBI became worried about Trump attacks on FBI”.

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    Elizabelle says:

    @Mary G: I see no reason why she can’t be Nascar’s top driver too. Our girl. Ivanka.

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    B.B.A. says:

    @dmsilev: FTFFBI.

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    Baud says:

    @Elizabelle:
    @dmsilev: .

    It’s almost as if he’s Putin’s Puppet.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Top story on TRMS. Joy Reid in tonight.

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    q says:

    @Baud: Well duh. or in other words .. no fucking shit.
    He’s nixon plus 100

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    MomSense says:

    @Elizabelle:

    Thanks. It’s cold even for the pup. She seems content to snuggle tonight.

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    Elizabelle says:

    From the FTF NYT’s story:

    Rudolph W. Giuliani, a lawyer for the president, sought to play down the significance of the investigation. “The fact that it goes back a year and a half and nothing came of it that showed a breach of national security means they found nothing,” Mr. Giuliani said on Friday, though he acknowledged that he had no insight into the inquiry.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @JPL: I’ve only been writing that here for almost two years.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Mary G: IvankaBank!

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @dmsilev: It is a restatement of material that was reported in reliable news outlets last Fall when the leaks about Rosenstein joking about wearing a wire and McCabe angrily responding to Comey’s firing by opening an investigation.

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    guachi says:

    I WAS JUST POLLED BY QUINNIPIAC!!!

    I am now a statistic!!!

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

    See the First Panorama of the Far Side of the Moon, Captured by China’s Chang’e 4 Lander

    The moon looks just as it did when the Apollo LMs began touching down nearly 50 years ago. Somehow I don’t think the conspiracy theorists will be convinced, even if the footage is from the PRC, which would have no reason to support a supposed American hoax.

    What always strikes me about pictures taken from the surface of the moon is that you can’t estimate distances between you and features or the size of hills or mountains.

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    q says:

    @Elizabelle: Since we know that Mueller’s report can be buried by the AG director, maybe this is assurance that won’t happen. I have no idea though because at this point nixon is looking like a saint.

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    debbie says:

    OMG OMG OMG Facebook is telling me Ivanka is being considered to lead the World Bank! This cannot be true!

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    JPL says:

    @Elizabelle: Since we know that Mueller’s report can be buried by the AG director, maybe this is assurance that won’t happen. I have no idea though because at this point nixon is looking like a saint.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Elizabelle:

    Mr. Giuliani said on Friday, though he acknowledged that he had no insight into anything and also appears to have been exhibiting signs of serious neurological distress for the past several yearsthe inquiry.

    Fixed it for you.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @guachi: Thoughts and prayers!

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    MomSense says:

    @JPL:

    Can’t Mueller be subpoenaed to testify before the various house and senate committees as to his findings?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @JPL: His report cannot be buried, under the rules for the Special Prosecutor, by the Attorney General.

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    Baud says:

    @guachi: Did you approve or disapprove of Trump?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @MomSense: He can.

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    debbie says:

    @Elizabelle:
    Gah! How can you be so calm?

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    Gravenstone says:

    @JPL: I think you’re reading that backwards. The investigation was started, in part because of the Comey firing. They apparently finally considered that sufficient evidence of possible compromise to start formally looking into it.

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    Elizabelle says:

    New thread.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @guachi:

    I am now a statistic!!!

    Shall we notify your next of kin?

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    Emma says:

    @Aleta: And here I was praying he would run off to Montecarlo and his idiot marks cried themselves to sleep.

    Yes, I am a female dog about these people.

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

    @Gravenstone:
    Damnit I was going to make that joke! : p

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka)  🗳🌷: There’s not really much of a base for wingnut lefties.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @q:

    He’s nixon plus times 100

    Fxt.

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    sigyn says:

    @dmsilev: I’ll take an even unkinder cut: the leaky NY branch of the FBI was dismayed when the leopard suddenly started eating Their Faces!

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    Doug Gardner says:

    @Mary G: How many Friedman Units ™ until Trump is out office? Maybe TF can get the answer from a cabbie in Mumbai.

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