Which might be better than tv

Tucker was too much of a coward to air this but it’s one of the best things ever: the Dutch historian who dunked on the Galtians at Davos doing a number on Tucker Carlson (via leaked cellphone footage).






87 replies
  1. 1
    eemom says:

    Fucker Tarlson. Have hated that simpering shitsack since his bowtie days.

  2. 2
    smintheus says:

    He’s ready for his close up now.

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    Cermet says:

    These ass licker’s exist solely to please the elite and brain wash the rubes in mostly fly over country; right to choose is a perfect example of how they’ve done this – a mostly non-issue for evangelicals when passed and supported by biblical teachings but now a wedge issue because the bankers and other elite need to confuse the rubes (not that that is all that difficult; there is a reason they are generally poor through multi-generations.)

  4. 4
    Another Scott says:

    More good news. 9:0 SCOTUS decision on excessive fines – 8th Amendment applies to the States, also too. Notorious RBG opionion.

    Timbs v. Indiana
    Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
    17-1091 Ind. Nov 28, 2018
    Tr.Aud. Feb 20, 2019 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2018

    Holding: The Eighth Amendment’s excessive fines clause is an incorporated protection applicable to the states under the 14th Amendment’s due process clause.

    Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on February 20, 2019. Justice Gorsuch filed a concurring opinion. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.

    Good, good.

    Dunno what else it means, but grabbing a $44,000 car for a maximum $10,000 fine is all kinds of unfair. It’s good that the unanimous SCOTUS could see that, also too.

    Cheers,
    Scott.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Another Scott:
    That is good. Rolling my eyes imagining our county D.A. concern-trolling losing a “valuable tool” in her battles against gangs and cartels.

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    germy says:

    Much to the consternation of some QAnon people, RBG authored the majority opinion in a new Supreme Court ruling.

    Damn. RBG's body double is so good, she fooled all the other justices AND possesses the comprehensive legal knowledge required to write a Supreme Court opinion. https://t.co/CokCcZqH2l

    — Travis View (@travis_view) February 20, 2019

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    germy says:

    In the 1990s the GOP was led by Newt Gingrich, who sounds like a 10th-rate warlock, and Dick Armey, who sounds like…a dick army. Then came Reince Priebus, who sounds like directions in a sex ed course taught in broken English. Yet people think Buttigieg is the weird name?! 😂
    — Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) February 20, 2019

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    trollhattan says:

    @germy:
    Loved how Colbert on the old show always referenced him as “obvious anagram Reince Priebus.”

  9. 9
    Spanky says:

    @germy: Newt Gingrich should aspire to something as high a tenth rate warlock.

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    JDM says:

    Why, it’s almost as if Tucker can’t take it. Where’s my bad Jack Nicholson impression when I need it?

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    stinger says:

    I notice Carlson doesn’t deny or try to correct or even redirect the conversation, he just starts cussing. Argumentum ad hominem, luzer.

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    Spanky says:

    @trollhattan:
    Curb Eerie Spin?
    Pubic Ere Risen?
    Rubric Pee Sine?
    Be Precise Ruin?

    H/T Wordsmith.org. There’s more. Much more.

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    narya says:

    @trollhattan: I think that’s actually Charlie Pierce’s name for him.

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    @trollhattan:

    Loved how Colbert on the old show always referenced him as “obvious anagram Reince Priebus.”

    I always preferred removing the vowels from his name so he became RNC PR BS.

  16. 16
    Spanky says:

    @Spanky: Bi Creeps Urine

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

    OT: Does anybody know what’s going on with that Smollett story? Apparently, the brothers arrested confessed that it was staged? Is this true?

  18. 18
    sdhays says:

    I hope it pains Bill O’ to see someone as mentally constipated as Tucker Carlson “succeed” doing his old show. Tucker shows that ol’ Rupert could shove any dumb-f*ck white guy in a chair and glower and spout hate and racism for however long the show is on the air and it would get similar ratings.

  19. 19
    Kdaug says:

    Can’t stop the signal, Mal.

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    humboldtblue says:

    @Another Scott: @germy:

    Came here to highlight that ruling.

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    bemused says:

    Huh, the Covington kid at Lincoln Memorial who smirked at native american is suing Wapo for $250 million.

  22. 22
    jackmac says:

    “Tiny brain …. moron.” That would be Tucker projecting again.

  23. 23
    West of the Rockies says:

    Can’t stomach precious little Tucker today. Is there a money quote or a spot where I can fast forward?

  24. 24
    Jerzy Russian says:

    I want to marry that dude. Not Fucker Carlson, the other one.

  25. 25
    Jerzy Russian says:

    @eemom: You know his childhood nickname must have been “Mother”.

  26. 26
    ruemara says:

    2 things:
    Hearing that Netanyahu is wanting to ally with the “Kahanists” to build a coalition. (FUCKING YIKES)

    Watching a friend of mine bemoan the slow motion coup happening in Venezuela thanks to the US but be Bernie Bro enough to not believe that we’ve been having one here is a thing to behold.

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    West of the Rockies says:

    @Roger Moore:

    That’s fabulous!

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    Cacti says:

    @Another Scott:

    More good news. 9:0 SCOTUS decision on excessive fines – 8th Amendment applies to the States, also too. Notorious RBG opionion.

    Good news indeed, considering the long trend of states and municipalities using fines for everything as general revenue enhancement.

  29. 29
    Aleta says:

    Oliver Willis @owillis


    Linc.
    he’s the fresh-faced senator from illinois with the six pack abs, and he’s about to start a civil war at washington u.
    he’ll “emancipate” as he un-adresses the student body.
    Linc, after Riverdale, this fall







    “Who’s that with the washboard abs?”
    “Oh Mary Todd, that’s Linc. He’s new on campus.”
    “Linc, eh?”

    “He’s not so hot.”
    “Oh God, Stephen Douglas, would you give it a rest?”
    “I’m just saying, he should debate me. DEBATE ME!”


    
”Linc, what are you doing in here by yourself”
    “Oh geez Mary Todd, I didn’t mean to”
    “Abraham Lincoln. Were you–”
    “Yes”
    “But it’s forbidden”
    “Mary Todd, I have to… write speeches. It’s in my soul. I can’t hide what I am.”
    “Ok, let me hear it”
    “Four score”
    “Oh my so hot”


    
”You hear about this Yankee on campus, thinks he’s hot shit?”
    “Linc”
    “Yeah, I’m sick of hearing about him. He makes my blood boil”
    “Calm down. Nobody cares about that. What’s important is your drama club”
    “You’re right. You’re right. John Wilkes Boothe will forever mean acting”


    Linc bumps into Jeff Davis in the hallway of Washington U.
    “Shots fired,” says someone in the crowd

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @West of the Rockies: It’s cumulative effect. You have to watch the whole thing – [SPOILER ALERT] you don’t have to look at Tucker’s face.

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    @Cermet:

    now a wedge issue because the bankers and other elite need to confuse the rubes

    The rise of abortion as a political issue is well documented. Bankers were not involved. Evangelical leaders lost some tax breaks and evangelical believers were forced to put their children in the same schools as black children. The entire movement lost its shit, swore to dismantle the government and public education, and rallied around abortion as an issue they could tout in public that made themselves feel righteous. Racism is bottom-up in this country, and plutocracy merely along for the ride. It helps that a lot of plutocrats are racist as shit themselves. Good ‘ol John Schnatter, who pitched a screaming public fit that he might have to give his employees healthcare and was later caught complaining that he’s not allowed to say n-clang anymore is a perfect example.

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    rikyrah says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    OT: Does anybody know what’s going on with that Smollett story? Apparently, the brothers arrested confessed that it was staged? Is this true?

    waiting for all of it to shake out, because it doesn’t make any sense. why would he do it?

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Gin & Tonic: To fully warn our gentle fellow Jackarati there are some shots of Tucker’s dog-who’s-just-been-shown-a-card-trick face, but not many.

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    rikyrah says:

    @bemused:

    Huh, the Covington kid at Lincoln Memorial who smirked at native american is suing Wapo for $250 million.

    1. Discovery, Dear.
    2. Someone in the morning thread posed a great question – WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS SUIT?

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    West of the Rockies says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    Okay, I’ll brave it… Thanks.

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    rikyrah says:

    @Frankensteinbeck:

    The rise of abortion as a political issue is well documented. Bankers were not involved. Evangelical leaders lost some tax breaks and evangelical believers were forced to put their children in the same schools as black children. The entire movement lost its shit, swore to dismantle the government and public education, and rallied around abortion as an issue they could tout in public that made themselves feel righteous. Racism is bottom-up in this country, and plutocracy merely along for the ride.

    Tell that truth for the bleacher seats.

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    JGabriel says:

    @bemused:

    Huh, the Covington kid at Lincoln Memorial who smirked at native american is suing Wapo for $250 million.

    Thereby proving he and/or his parents are just as much the spoiled entitled assholes we all thought they were.

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    catclub says:

    @Another Scott:

    Dunno what else it means, but grabbing a $44,000 car for a maximum $10,000 fine is all kinds of unfair. It’s good that the unanimous SCOTUS could see that, also too.

    Of course, they have not addressed the ‘we arrested you for X and seized your car, nothing came of the arrest, but we are keeping the car until
    you sue us for it in court.” civil forfeiture system. There was no fine at all in that case, but they still keep the car.

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    rikyrah says:

    @Aleta:

    BWA HA AH AH AH AH AH HA

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    @rikyrah:

    waiting for all of it to shake out

    Last I heard the newspeople making that claim hadn’t produced any sources, the police said they didn’t know where they got this idea, and Smollett’s employers said his job was in no danger (which is the supposed reason for staging the attack). That info is at least days old (I’m not good at time), so something may have come out since.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: Police continue to investigate. But the newest headline I’ve seen indicate that the authorities want to look into Smollet’s finances, which likely isn’t good news for the young man for the direction of the overall investigation.

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    bemused says:

    @rikyrah:

    I missed the morning thread, will have to check out.

    Just had a thought that smirking faces are a tell. The smirkers don’t give a rat’s ass about anyone and are sure to be cashing in wherever they can.

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    catclub says:

    @JGabriel: $250M was the price Bezos paid for WAPO. The interesting contrast with this case versus the case that busted Gawker, is that they could outspend Gawker for lawyers. That is not really the case here.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @Aleta: Took a moment to get into the flow of the tweets, but my first through on reading “Linc” was – Mod Squad?

  45. 45
    trollhattan says:

    @Gravenstone:
    “Solid.”

  46. 46
    JGabriel says:

    @catclub:

    $250M was the price Bezos paid for WAPO.

    Interesting.

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    Yarrow says:

    @germy: I don’t think Sarah Kendzior has a leg to stand on when calling other people’s names weird. In any case “Buttigieg” is a hard name to pronounce. He doesn’t pronounce it like it looks to me that it should be pronounced–something like But-uh-guyg–and I’ve even heard it said correctly and still can’t seem to remember it.

    Not that any of that matters. I like what he has to say and I’m glad he’s in the race.

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    catclub says:

    @Roger Moore:

    I always preferred removing the vowels from his name so he became RNC PR BS.

    Michael Steele ( the black guy) was Chair of the RNC in 2010 – they had a great year in the mid-term elections, and they fired him. Reince Priebus was Chair of RNC in 2012
    and they lost the presidency – again, Reince kept his job.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @germy:

    You have to admit, RBG gives good troll. 😂

  50. 50
    smintheus says:

    Another right-wing asshole who has been pleading ignorance with regard to Elliott Abrams’ human rights related crimes has the chutzpah to opine that “Americans’ ignorance of history is a national scandal”. Yes, yes it is.

    “You can’t understand the present if you don’t understand the past.”

    No, no you can’t asshole.

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    Yarrow says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: It’s just very odd. We’ll have to wait for more details to come out. It kind of doesn’t make sense–why would he do it? There doesn’t seem to be a good reason. But then people do things we don’t expect sometimes, so who knows. Sometimes there are unknown things going on behind the scenes of someone’s life.

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    Kent says:

    @bemused:

    Huh, the Covington kid at Lincoln Memorial who smirked at native american is suing Wapo for $250 million.

    No, some deep pocketed right wing fever swamp law firms or PR firms are looking to curry favor with Trump by suing the WaPo.

    Follow the money.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @rikyrah:

    waiting for all of it to shake out, because it doesn’t make any sense. why would he do it?

    I’m almost getting a Tawana Brawley or Tonya Harding vibe from the story. Like, there’s something or someone in his life that is SO TERRIFYING that coming up with this fake story seemed like a good idea compared to having to deal with the bad thing or person.

    IIRC, Brawley made up her story because she was afraid of what her abusive parent (or parents?) would do if they found out she had a boyfriend. So what is Smollett afraid of that made this seem like the lesser evil?

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    bemused says:

    @Kent:

    Republican go-to game plan, squirreling funds and favors.

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    Ladyraxterinok says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: Fred Clark in his blog slacktivist at patheos has many posts about how the Right and the GOP made abortion ‘the’ issue for Evanglicals. He has one post showing how the prez of the SBC wrote a positive view of Roe v Wade in the 70s but then at the end of the 70s abortion became the defining mark of a ‘really, truly Evangelical christian.’

    The Right and GOP had lost the ability to use desegregation of schools as a means to call out reliable voters in the South and decided to use abortion as a defining issue.

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    Brachiator says:

    Tucker was too much of a coward to air this but it’s one of the best things ever: the Dutch historian who dunked on the Galtians at Davos doing a number on Tucker Carlson (via leaked cellphone footage).

    So ,Tucker asks, “how does it work?” the active collusion of Fox anchors with plutocrats. The historian should have simply said, “Why don’t you tell us? Explain to the audience how you agree with me that the rich should be taxed more, but never say it on your program?”

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Yarrow:

    FWIW, I’m pretty sure that Kendzior’s point is that there are plenty of ridiculous names on the Republican side, so it’s hypocritical of them to make fun of Pete’s name.

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    satby says:

    @Yarrow: But-edge-edge.
    But around these parts he’s just “Mayor Pete”

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    tobie says:

    @JGabriel:

    Thereby proving he and/or his parents are just as much the spoiled entitled assholes we all thought they were.

    My impression was that the Covington High Kid’s parents are proving that they’re party hacks. Like rikyrah, I wonder who is footing the bill for their lawyers.

    In happy news, David Cicilline of Rhode Island has introduced an Assault Weapons Ban in the House. Yea for sanity!

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    Yutsano says:

    @ruemara: JFC Tzipi Livni is useless.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Another Scott: The Rolling Stones were right.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    IIRC, Brawley made up her story because she was afraid of what her abusive parent (or parents?) would do if they found out she had a boyfriend. So what is Smollett afraid of that made this seem like the lesser evil?

    Maybe he was afraid of Tawana Brawley’s parents.

    I haven’t much followed this case, and don’t intend to pay it much attention. If it turns out he made the thing up, I don’t care about his motives.

    ETA: As late as 2007, the Brawley’s still maintained that the attack happened.

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    eemom says:

    @Yutsano:

    What do you want her to do? She’s in the minority.

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    SFAW says:

    I just saw some FANTASTIC news over at Josh’s place!!!!!

    Susan Collins said she’ll consider “supporting” a resolution/bill disapproving of Fuckhead’s “Worstest National Emergency Since 4EVAH!!!!” declaration,
    .
    .
    if it’s a “clean” resolution.

    As Shakespeare, or perhaps Chaucer, or maybe someone else said/wrote: FOAD, Suzie, you lying piece of RWMF shit

    ETA: No, I don’t know what “clean” means here. Nor do I care.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Mnemosyne: I’m sure that is her point but it’s not like her last name is Smith or something. And she went past just saying Republicans have weird names to making fun of their names. I dunno. I’m not a fan of hers so I’m probably not the right person to ask.

    @satby: I’ve heard it and then I look at the letters in his name and they don’t add up to that pronunciation in my head. So I forget for the next time. Perhaps I’ll hear it enough that I can remember. He seems great and I’m excited someone young is in the race.

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    Ladyraxterinok says:

    @rikyrah: The people who hired the lawyers and the PR firm with ties to people at CNN (I believe that’s the firm’s background)

    I believe his family and many families in the school and diocese are v wealthy. Great need to protect reputation of kid (to go to ‘good’ college), family, school, diocese.
    Maybe from groups, people wanting to destroy reputation of WaPo and free press in general

    Ie, sue to to show media has a ‘liberal, anti-Christian bias. Part of movement to destroy trust in US press–and this any chance public will believe media exposes of Trump’s corruption and treason.

    Why sue WaPo especially?? Isn’t there a major govt official who wants to take down its owner??

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    AnotherBruce says:

    Looks like Tucker did the same thing Schilling did with Bruce K, dissolve into an apoplectic rage when he gets called out for his bullshit. It’s childish and embarrassing.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @tobie: Cicilline is popping up on TV a bit. too. these days, which is good. I take vicarious pride in my almost-Congressman. Like I’ve seen somewhere, his ascendance in the Democratic leadership means that any half-Italian half-Jewish openly gay son of a Mob lawyer can make it big.

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    rikyrah says:

    @Ladyraxterinok:

    Here’s the thing…Bezos has more money than God. They can’t outspend him.

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    @Brachiator:

    As late as 2007, the Brawley’s still maintained that the attack happened.

    One of the problems with telling a lie is that it can take on a life of its own, so that it’s almost impossible to retract once you’ve put it out there.

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    ruemara says:

    @Yarrow: I think you misread her comment.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Brachiator:

    From Wikipedia about the Brawley case:

    Much of the grand jury evidence pointed to a possible motive for Brawley’s falsifying the incident: trying to avoid violent punishment from her mother and her stepfather, Ralph King. Witnesses testified that Glenda Brawley had previously beaten her daughter for running away and for spending nights with boys. King had a history of violence that included stabbing his first wife 14 times, later shooting and killing her. There was considerable evidence that King could and would violently attack Brawley: when Brawley had been arrested on a shoplifting charge the previous May, King attempted to beat her for the offense while at the police station.

    It sounds like that family is fucked up in about 15 different directions. I didn’t even include the allegations that her stepfather may have sexually abused her as well.

    To me, it sounds likely that 15-year-old Brawley acted out in an extreme way in response to an even more extreme but very well-founded fear of her parents’ physical abuse. People do irrational things when they’re afraid. YMMV.

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    pacem appellant says:

    @trollhattan: Dropped “reincepriebus” into an online anagram solver, and lo, it was solved, “pruriencies be”.

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    tobie says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Thanks for the abbreviated Cicilline bio. That gave me a chuckle!

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Roger Moore:

    Just from the Wikipedia article, it sounds like it’s possible that Brawley’s terrible parents enjoyed the publicity and public martyrdom, so they decided to keep up the pretense to benefit themselves.

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    Shana says:

    @rikyrah: I suspect his parents are paying for that little brewing fiasco.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    To me, it sounds likely that 15-year-old Brawley acted out in an extreme way in response to an even more extreme but very well-founded fear of her parents’ physical abuse. People do irrational things when they’re afraid.

    Possible. This would mean that adults and officials really failed her.

    Makes all this even less applicable to Jessie Smallette.

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    smintheus says:

    @Gin & Tonic: I’ve heard rumors that Cicilline inherited some of his father’s mob-affiliated clients as a young lawyer. True?

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    Keith P. says:

    @pacem appellant: wasn’t there some joke about undoing creation or something if you say”Reince Priebus” backwards? Colbert maybe.

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    joel hanes says:

    @trollhattan:

    obvious anagram Reince Priebus

    Other people styled that as “obvious OCR scanning error”

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    joel hanes says:

    @Frankensteinbeck:

    The rise of abortion as a political issue is well documented.

    Deliberately done by Paul Weyrich (GOP ratfucker) and Jerry Falwell (lying theocratic conman) when they co-founded “The Moral Majority”. Falwell sold his church to the GOP for political influence; Weyrich sold his party to the theocrats in return for their votes. Neither really gave a crap about abortion except as a wedge issue to produce political power.

    What’s funny is that this is a modern recap of the way the issue evolved in Roman Catholicism.
    For over a thousand years, “ensoulment” was held to occur at “quickening”, when the mother first felt the fetus move in the womb, which usually occurs sometime around the end of the first trimester.
    But the Papacy has always been an office with temporal (political) power, and in 1869, under Pius IX, a political bargain was made, and doctrine was abruptly changed to ensoulment at conception. (This was also the papacy that saw the initial assertion of papal infallibility, and the dogma of the immaculate conception.)

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    humboldtblue says:

    @catclub: California addressed that issue in 2016 with Senate Bill 443 which requires a conviction before any assets can be permanently held. Any cash seized under the amount of $40,000 and all real property are covered in the bill.

    Meaning, they can’t just take your stuff and keep it as was the case previously because the local authorities would site Federal asset forfeiture law instead of state.

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    Sab says:

    If Nick Sandman wasn’t any kind of a public figure when his parents put him on a bus to participate in a big rally on tv in the nation’s capital, it seems to me that he sure as hell will be if this case goes forward at all.

    After that, won’t we all be able to say almost anything about him with impunity?

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    Ithink says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    Yessir and pretty much! They’re planning on arresting him sometime later tonight at the earliest (the Chicago police) and the FBI has gotten involved now according to ABC Workd News Tonight. It ain’t looking good for him, to say the least!

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    Ithink says:

    WTF gives a s*** what that useless cancerous polyp of broadcast journalism Tucker Carlson thinks about ANYTHING…

    P.S. fellow progressives…I’ve heard and read that Rutger Bregman’s “Utopia for Realists” is absolutely brilliant. He was nothing short of a barn burner @ Davos this year from every video I saw of him speak, contrary to the above assertions. I encourage us all to buy & read it!

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    RobNYNY says:

    @Yarrow:

    It’s a common Maltese name.

    Less common than Calleia/Calleja, judging by people who sing at the Met and act at MGM.

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0130407/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Calleja

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    Msb says:

    Thanks for posting this. I knew it would get out.
    Signed, Rutger Bregman Fan

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