Sunday (Trump) Golfing Open Thread: Always Be Grifting


 
So, predictable as a dog getting into the garbage…


 
I wish we could be sure this was just a joke from a professional cartoon-scripter:


 
WINTER REP. Waters IS COMING…






78 replies
  1. 1
    TS (the original) says:

    This morning, @realDonaldTrump tweeted about his Scottish golf course. It’s a beautiful place that’s brought him a lot of trouble: 5 yrs of losses, $70M in sunk cash.
    Now a court has ordered that Trump pay the Scottish Govt.’s legal fees, after they beat him in court.

    Good to see trump’s obstruction of justice has no country boundaries.

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    Van Buren says:

    Re the witch hunt victim strategy, the few trumpkins I still associate with have rationalized his financial crimes as “just doing business” and his personal improprieties as “that’s what rich men do”
    So, the strategy has a good chance of success. So depressing.

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    NotMax says:

    Deutsche Bank, itself carrying a long chain of sketchy practices, was the only such institution which would do business with him. Enough metaphorical chickens heading home to roost to darken the sky.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    Tick tock, motherfuckers. You lose an hour next (?) weekend.

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    rikyrah says:

    The #BernieSoBlack hashtag is giving me life😅😅😅

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    JPL says:

    Trump really doesn’t want to pay Scotland’s legal fees after his court loss. BTW IOKIYAR

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    NotMax says:

    @Van Buren

    Nothin’ says lovin’ like somethin’ from the coven.

    ;)

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    JPL says:

    @Van Buren: Are they willing to pay more in taxes because the rich and famous don’t?

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    rikyrah says:

    She👏had👏time👏today👏

    Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) Tweeted:
    I see the Bernie bros have come into my timeline. So if class is black people’s primary barrier and not race answer the following questions:

    https://twitter.com/nhannahjones/status/1102268653486174209?s=17

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    Brachiator says:

    Wait. Trump was trying to block a wind power development in Scotland?

    Hmmm. No wonder he was bloviating about wind energy at CPAC.

    A totally transparent loser.

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    NotMax says:

    Let him not pay up and then have his property seized.

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    @rikyrah:
    At first, I found it hilarious. Then it depressed me, because I got so few of the references, I know that if I ever wrote a black main character, they’d look offensively fake.

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    rikyrah says:

    The essential ‘it’s not race, but class’ pushback from me always goes to this video of Mr. Black Bougie himself, Lawrence Otis Graham..
    At the beginning, you feel like mocking him, but the end of the video always stabs me, for its brutal truth wrapped in a helplessness that EVERY Black parent has felt, at one time or another.

    Mr. Graham and his wife have FOUR Harvard degrees between them.. Show me a White couple with Four Harvard degrees that has ever expressed Mr. Graham’s sentiment, then, I will begin to listen to your class over race bullshyt.

    Until then…STFU😠

    https://youtu.be/EfeS-GYnuj0

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    Obvious Russian Troll says:

    Off topic, but I got an ad on this post with the Moustache of Understanding staring at me. Apparently he’s the keynote speaker for a conference in Waterloo, Ontario, in June this year.

    I feel confident in saying that there’s no way in hell I’m going to that.

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    Aleta says:

    @rikyrah: Reading some of the replies to Ida Bae Wells gives me a headache all the way down through my chest.

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    Duane says:

    In the Utah State basketball game last night, the goal stand had the phrase America First where an advertisement usually is.
    Has Utah gone full white nationalist? People at Utah State must know what that phrase really means. Normalizing that crap is scary.

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    Van Buren says:

    @JPL: They’re willing to believe that it’s fake news that taxes went up for lots of Long Islanders, but if they did, its Democrats’ fault for raising state and local taxes so high.
    And most of their tax dollars just go to support illegals, also, too.

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    Baud says:

    It was fashionable in 2016 for conservatives to pretend to believe it was scandalous that Bill Clinton leveraged his political connections to raise money for an AIDS charity.

    Only “for conservatives”?

    How . . . tactful.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Van Buren:

    the few trumpkins I still associate with have rationalized his financial crimes as “just doing business” and his personal improprieties as “that’s what rich men do”

    And throw in working with organized crime. Trump supporters see this as strengths and cannot believe that Trump would ever betray them.

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    Baud says:

    Iowa Democrats have struggled to organize Latinos. Julián Castro is trying to change that.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/03/politics/iowa-democrats-latinos-julian-castro/index.html

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    JPL says:

    @Van Buren: lol If they are okay with hypocrisy and cheating more power to them.

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    Lyrebird says:

    @rikyrah: Thanks for the reading tip.

    The one that got me the most just now:

    @BeccaLynn412
    2h2 hours ago
    More
    Replying to @doodlehedz
    #BernieSoBlack he’s Mark Meadow’s nephew.

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    Baud says:

    Clinton went on to say that while there may not be “tanks in the streets,” “what’s happening goes to the heart of who we are as a nation.”

    “To anyone who has ever wondered what you would have done during those defining moments that we read about in history books — whether you would have risked arrest to demand votes for women or bled on the Edmund Pettus bridge to demand voting rights for all — the answer is what you are doing now could be as important as anything that anyone has done before,” she said.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/03/politics/hillary-clinton-selma-crisis-democracy/index.html

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    Ruckus says:

    @Brachiator:

    cannot believe that Trump would ever betray them.

    Why would he, he’s one of them.
    That’s what they think, that he’s one of them. It’s not all that hard to say which is worse, as he’s in power Trump is far worse. That they helped put him there for all the bad reasons is an issue though.

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    raven says:

    Anybody ever been a dog walker?

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    Baud says:

    The House Judiciary Committee will request documents on Monday from President Donald Trump’s oldest son, his business and more than 60 individuals in his administration, the panel’s chair said Sunday.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/03/politics/house-judiciary-trump-investigation-obstruction-of-justice/index.html

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    JPL says:

    @Van Buren: Since I’m single the cap is $5,000. The house I live outside of Atlanta is not fancy but my property taxes alone are close to $4,000. There are many areas in the Atlanta area that are going to reach that cap. Owning the libs is not going to work out so great around here.
    City and county property taxes are a little higher than $1,000 for every 100,000. There are many houses valued more than a million especially when you move closer in.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Van Buren:

    the few trumpkins I still associate with have rationalized his financial crimes as “just doing business” and his personal improprieties as “that’s what rich men do”

    Yes, this. The Trumpy don’t have any principles. They’re just happy that it’s their avatar who is winning, and cheating is acceptable—as long as it’s their guy doing it.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Lyrebird:
    Sacha Lola English

    5h
    Replying to
    @PurpleReign14
    Bernie so black that he invented rap, right after he created Africa #BernieSoBlack

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    Aleta says:

    In the NE Journal of medicine a doctor recently published a short piece about racism. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1814269

    She’s getting a lot of negative feedback from outraged white male MDs and Repubs in general. The vehemence reveals how much they think is at stake if they even consider that racism is present in medical treatment. You would think doctors would want to improve care for their patients, but apparently not if it means examining themselves.

    Racist Like Me — A Call to Self-Reflection and Action for White Physicians by Deborah Cohan, M.D., M.P.H.

    Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, U. of Calif. San Francisco, and S. F General Hospital — both in San Francisco.

    I am racist. I would love to believe otherwise and can find evidence that I am not — my career dedicated to caring for underserved women of color, my support of colleagues and trainees who are people of color, my score on the implicit-association test. My mission as a white physician is to be humble and respectful toward my patients, not only as an act of compassion but as a revolutionary act against racism, elitism, and hierarchy.

    And yet I am racist, shaped by the sometimes subtle tendrils of white supremacy deeply embedded in our culture.

    I mean this not as a sanctimonious admission of guilt, but as a call to self-reflection and action for us white physicians.

    Appalling racial inequities in health exist in nearly every realm that researchers have examined. These inequities are a dramatic manifestation of the structural violence that plagues our society.

    So what am I, an obstetrician, doing about the disproportionate burden of maternal mortality and other poor reproductive outcomes among black women? How am I confronting the underlying forces that facilitate increased suffering and death among certain groups because of their skin color?

    Although it’s necessary, it is not enough for me to provide respectful health care to pregnant women of color.

    If I truly want to be part of the solution, I need to explore those parts of me that are most unwholesome, embarrassing, unflattering, and generally not discussed in the context of one’s career. My goal is to dismantle the insidious thoughts that reinforce a hierarchy based on race, education, and other markers of privilege that separate me from others. These thoughts, fed by implicit bias, are more common than I find easy to admit.

    Although I know not to believe everything I think, I also know that thoughts guide attention, and attention guides actions. Until I bring to light and hold myself accountable for my own racist tendencies, I am contributing to racism in health care.

    (To read it, I had to sign up for a free sub that allows 3 articles per month. It’s not long. If anyone wants to read more of it w/o subscribing, I can put the rest into a slow late night thread. Or it could be FPed.)

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @TS (the original):

    I may be mistaken, but didn’t he put Eric* in charge of this place?

    (Or that might have bee named Turnberry. Can’t remember.)

    *Saw a photo the other day that had Eric with his back to the camera. He looks equally as stupid from behind.

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    @Ruckus:

    Why would he, he’s one of them.

    In a very real sense, he has not betrayed them. He has done the things they would have done. The dissonance is that they’re such hate-filled assholes, they believed that if he shit on all minorities, destroyed everything Obama ever did, lowered taxes on the rich (because the liberals hate it), and beat his chest and yelled at other countries to respect America or else, their lives would suddenly become perfect. The corruption is only supposed to help, because it’s corruption to support their side.

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    gene108 says:

    Mary Trump had 9 siblings. None of their descendants wants to have a damn thing to do with Donnie

    I have never seen a family so totally disown someone, like his Scottish relatives have disowned him.

    Doesn’t say much on his favor, if your own kin despise you

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    Ksmiami says:

    @Brachiator: you still associate with Trumpkins?

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    NotMax says:

    @gene108

    A sundae with bitterscotch topping.

    ;)

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    Lapassionara says:

    @Baud: Good to hear.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    OT, but if people missed the bodega toilet sketch on SNL, you have to see it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgBxxEL-3TI

    It’s a reprise of the Les Misérables lobster sketch from last year, but even funnier

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    delk says:

    I look forward to the very near future when I’m waiting at the Washington/Wabash L stop and seeing them tear down his name from the building. Not ever seeing that name again will improve my commute home.

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    Chyron HR says:

    @Baud:

    Gosh, it’s like she doesn’t understand that she;s the one who MADE true patriots have to burn America to the ground to save it from her. >:*(

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    cynthia ackerman says:

    @rikyrah:

    Great comment and link.

    Thank you.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @NotMax:

    Nothin’ says lovin’ like somethin’ from the coven

    LOL, nice. Here’s a fine Humperdinck for you.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Ksmiami:

    you still associate with Trumpkins?

    I “associate” with everybody. I ain’t proud.

    None of my close friends or relatives voted for Trump, but people who work in the same building as me love Trump and will freely talk about him.

    A coworker hates Trump. Her husband loves him. Every now and then she tells me about his crazy defenses of Trump. He really supports Trump on immigration because he thinks that undocumented people are jumping the line.

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    Bruuuuce says:

    @rikyrah: I don’t tweet and the hashtag hasn’t hit FB yet. But in that vein, photos are going viral of a snowman at BS’ Brooklyn kickoff rally. It’s a perfect symbol for his campaign and followers: white, male, cold, and inflexible. Here’s an article with the photo

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @raven:

    I have been a dog chaser. Does that count?

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @delk: Sorry you have to see that. I’d like them to go whole hog and tear down the entire building.

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    patrick II says:

    @Frankensteinbeck:

    I would add that many of them feel, with some reason, to be powerless and resent the rules and restrictions they feel are holding them back from being super successful billionaires. Breaking all of what they consider harmful government restrictions and laws is what they would do if they had the courage, so Trump is a stand-in, a rule breaker, an outlaw, someone who does not let societal conventions hold him back from what he (and they vicariously) can become. He is their dream of themselves, they love him so.

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    @gene108: Donnie has a brother and a sister who never appear in public with him either. I don’t know if they have any contact with him but they don’t seem to be around for the usual occasions. Anyone have any information about them?

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    eemom says:

    @Faithful Lurker:

    HIs sister is a judge on the third circuit court of appeals. I understand she sits on the bench with a bag over her head.

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    satby says:

    @rikyrah: my fav:

    Wakandan War Dog
    @Kennymack1971
    5h
    #BernieSoBlack He founded Wakanda.

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    Repatriated says:

    @Duane:
    It’s an Riverdale, UT based credit union, originally for military and Federal employees.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_First_Credit_Union

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    debbie says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    I couldn’t get past the first minute. I’ve had to use restrooms in the NYC subway and a Lower East Side dive bar (think Trainspotting), and I still have flashbacks.

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    debbie says:

    @eemom:

    She’s the one who first realized Trump was trying to revise Fred’s will so it all went to him.

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    GxB says:

    I’d love to think one James “Jimmie” Carter, forced to sell his peanut farm to avoid any impropriety, turns to his wife Rosalyn every morning this kind of story comes out and exclaims “Can you fucking believe this horseshit! – Fuck me running! Christ onna cracker this country is utterly fucked!”

    But I know he’d just hem and haw like the polite man he is – so the above are my words only, though I think they are damn well warranted.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @debbie: Ever been to the toilet at CBGB?

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    rikyrah says:

    CBS News (@CBSNews) Tweeted:
    Sen. Doug Jones says Republicans across the country are working to suppress African-American voters: “For whatever reason they do not want African-Americans and other minorities to vote”

    https://t.co/w0JNe7lUFk https://t.co/MCKzheq6jM https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/1102274931864289285?s=17

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    debbie says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    No, I learned to hold it in to infinity.

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    debbie says:

    @rikyrah:

    What is this “for whatever reason?”

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    Bruuuuce says:

    @rikyrah: FSVO “For whatever reason”=”Because they’re racist assholes”. Too bad he can’t say it plainly, but Alabama.

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    Ruckus says:

    @Frankensteinbeck:
    Yes.
    I agree. Trump is the racist, classless ass that they aspire to be. I have no idea why they think this is the end game. But they do. That they may/probably never get there is not germane. That he has never actually gotten to that gold ring that he says he has is not relevant. To him or them. He’s gotten to be the head racist and that’s enough for him. And would be for any of them.

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    Heidi Mom says:

    @patrick II: Years ago I came across a similar description of Dale Earnhardt’s fans.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @debbie:

    I’ve used GCT in the 1970s, and McSorley’s — but you have to watch the video! I was having flashback laughter during dinner. (But my husband won’t be able to take it.) But it’s so GREAT!

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    NotMax says:

    @Gin & Tonic

    CBGB’s john was the ne minus ultra.

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    Duane says:

    @Repatriated: Hey thanks. Not the propaganda I suspected. CU should change names though. Shitmidas ruins words.

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    debbie says:

    @zhena gogolia:

    I manned up and watched. Loved the candle!

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @debbie:

    That’s where I started crying.

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    Lyrebird says:

    @Aleta: That is a great thing for her to have written, and hey, it turns out this is also a doc who specifically works with HIV+ patients who need help to have healthy, HIV- babies. Wow.

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    sm*t cl*de says:

    @Ruckus:

    cannot believe that Trump would ever betray them.
    Why would he, he’s one of them.

    You do not fully grasp the nuances of authoritarian thought. They will tell themselves “It is an honour to be betrayed by such an Alpha Male”, and “If he is ripping us off – his own people – imagine how aggressively he must be ripping off our enemies!”

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    rikyrah says:

    This is an interesting thread about the Birther Trophy Wife…lots of good points made and questions asked.

    https://twitter.com/quinncy/status/1102230048344465408

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    Clearly the good Representative Waters has some serious frowning to do here.

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    Tokyokie says:

    @NotMax: With the back nine used as a wind farm.

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    @rikyrah: Well, I wasn’t ready for that, Melania looked my sister (when she was young) before all the cosmetic surgery. 0o

    So basically, the First Lady of the Night with Melania is what the thred is implying.

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    Tokyokie says:

    @Duane: America First is a big credit union in the Beehive Hairdoo State. I suppose corporate branding experts making the call is somewhat less heinous than academic bureaucrats doing so.

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    Sebastian says:

    Is this thread still alive? I don’t want to post in the doggie thread or disturb the Cole Sr post but this is too good (via TPM):

    Judiciary Committee member David Cicilline says, after Michael Cohen's testimony, that it may be time to hear from Sean Hannity. Under oath.https://t.co/RrTYHWU7ru— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 1, 2019

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    Enhanced Voting Techniques says:

    @sm*t cl*de: Yes, but that’s as long as the Great Man looks strong, the second he looks weak they will be in the front of the mob with knives.

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    rikyrah says:

    @Sebastian:
    Subpoena him!👏👏👏

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    Sebastian says:

    @rikyrah:

    Werd!
    I would pay hard cash money for this. Thank you CSPAN. I’ll be glued to the TV if that really happens, might take the day off even.

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