Social Media Open Thread: ‘President’ Grampa Has PROBLEMS!!! With You People…

In a statement, Twitter said the meeting — initiated by the president — focused on “protecting the health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections and efforts underway to respond to the opioid crisis.” Twitter partners with the federal government on a program to encourage Americans to dispose of prescription drugs they no longer need to prevent against abuse.

In March, Trump accused Silicon Valley’s largest companies of harboring a “hatred” for “a certain group of people that happen to be in power, that happen to have won the election.” In doing so, Trump threatened potential regulation, telling reporters at a press conference that the government may “have to do something about it.”

Previously, Trump joined a chorus of Republicans in claiming that Twitter secretly limits the reach of conservatives, a tactic known as “shadow banning” that Twitter has vehemently denied. And the president regularly has raised fears about changes in his follower count. Twitter’s heightened crackdown against spam, however, long has affected both liberals and conservatives on the site.

In response, Twitter regularly has stressed its political neutrality. “Impartiality is our guiding principle,” Dorsey told lawmakers last year who grilled him over allegations that the site and its social-media peers exhibit bias against conservatives. Over the past year, Dorsey has sought to huddle with high-profile right-leaning pundits and political figures, hoping to assuage their concerns about censorship…

Dorsey long has faced pressure to curtail Trump’s tweets, as critics contend that the president regularly violates the site’s policies against harassment and abuse. Twitter has long maintained that it applies a different standard to prominent public figures, given that their comments — even offensive ones — remain in the public interest. But the company in March said it soon would adopt a new approach, labeling offensive tweets so users know why such content hasn’t been removed…







112 replies
  1. 1
    Baud says:

    “I am big. It’s the Twitter that got small.”

  2. 2
    lamh36 says:

    Before getting into politics, had to share my latest recipe Turkey Chili…now I’m not usually one for chili but I gotta say this came out pretty good for the first time.

    All I need now are some pita chips or tortilla chips🤔🤔

    Gonna freeze individual portions once it cools.

    https://twitter.com/psddluva4evah/status/1121164479927062535

  3. 3
    lamh36 says:

    She the People
    @_shethepeople
    @KamalaHarris closes with a standing ovation. #SheThePeople2020

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    2:51 PM – Apr 24, 2019
    https://twitter.com/_shethepeople/status/1121139622166323200

  4. 4
    Brachiator says:

    “Two people close to Trump told The Daily Beast that Trump has repeatedly griped to associates about how President Obama had more Twitter followers than he has, even though—by Trump’s own assessment—he is so much better at Twitter than Obama is.”

    Trump is a petty little shit. I hate his dumb ass. I hate having to see his pouty-ass rages continually pop up in the news.

    But when he goes to the UK for D-Day festivities, if there is a just God, the British media will make a point of noting how well Obama was received when he visited, and how the Queen apparently is fond of Obama and his wife.

    Also, the gold obsessed Trump would just hate this little tidbit:

    She spoke about particularly ornate rooms at the palace, which they were granted access to as an unofficial birthday gift to their daughter Sasha.

    “Everything is gold. We had seen the gold room, there’s a room where they keep all the gold,” she said.

    ‘It was Sasha’s birthday and the Queen opened the house and she let us see that room. During the state banquet, the plate that I thought was the charger, that was the plate. They put food on the gold charger.

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    lamh36 says:

    Bernie wasn’t ready…again.

    Bernie Sanders was asked by a woman of color in the audience what he would do about the rise of white supremacist violence as President.

    Instead he started talking about minimum wage and Medicare For All.

    The audience claps when the moderator clocks him.

    Yikes.

    https://twitter.com/notcapnamerica/status/1121159207095611392

    27m27 minutes ago
    More
    After getting called out for dodging specific questions about minorities, Bernie reminds the audience he “marched with MLK”.

    Audible groans/boos.

    He wags his finger at them.

    This is embarrassing.

    #SheThePeople2020

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    VeniceRiley says:

    @lamh36: Is there a link somewhere where I can see the whole thing? Really enjoyed the twitter commentary at the hashtag. SheThePeople made my day!

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    Chief Oshkosh says:

    As this is an open thread, I’ll quote the best of what I’ve read today. It’s in the comments section of a WaPo article by a former CIA agent who is sort of saying the same thing that Adam at BJ has been saying – that the CI investigation is still going on and has probably found lots of awful stuff about Trump and the GOP. Anyway, I like the succinctness of this comment:

    US and foreign intelligence agencies and the Mueller investigation confirmed that Russia interfered in our election with a campaign of disinformation that targeted a specific demographic in three key states; Manafort provided the detailed polling data. The conspiracy resulted in Trump losing the popular vote by 3 million and winning the EC by a total of 77K votes. It was an attack on the USA to benefit Donald Trump, whose words and actions confirm that he is Putin’s puppet. No patriotic American could enable, excuse, or even accept Russia’s interference in our election. Ever. The entire administration is illegitimate.

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    lamh36 says:

    @tommyxtopher
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    Dead

    Joy: Yeah, And for black women specifically?

    Bernie: I’m sorry?

    Joy: For black women specifically.

    Bernie: Black women will be an integral part of what our campaign, and what are administration is about. Okay? And that means…

    Amy Allison: Were you finished with your..
    https://twitter.com/tommyxtopher/status/1121154337961652225

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    lamh36 says:

    @MarisaKabas
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    Wow. Bernie just said at #SheThePeople2020 to audience of women of color that he was “at the March on Washington with Dr. King” and the audience audibly groaned. i think someone said “we know.”

    3:27 PM – 24 Apr 2019
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    Joy Reid to Bernie: Why should women of color choose you?
    Audience member: You don’t know.

    #SheThePeople2020

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    Mike in NC says:

    We should consider that if this leering degenerate did any actual work all day, instead of constantly tweeting his demented thoughts and worrying about his fucking “ratings”, his approval numbers might be slightly higher. What a farce our fake president is.

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    danielx says:

    It must be exhausting to be Donald Trump – he seems to be in a rage about SOMETHING every day, usually to do with his public image. At this point I’m wondering if he’ll stroke out when a Demographic candidate tells him to his face that he is a liar.

    ETA: why hasn’t somebody said this already? Is it so difficult to say that the President is a habitual, pathological liar?

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    NotMax says:

    At this rate, the tiny violin is going to catch fire from the constant frantic friction.

    @lamh36

    Depending on the chili, I sometimes like to mix Goldfish crackers into a serving. Or even, if they’re already in stock, crushed Doritos.

    Call me plebeian.

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    lamh36 says:

    SHERO!

    @ZahraBilloo
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    Sometimes I’m louder than I realize. 😬✊🏽 #SheThePeople2020

    @houtopia
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    Tulsi Gabbard: “there are a lot of bad people in the world…” audience member: “You’re one of them!” #ShethePeople2020

    2:04 PM – 24 Apr 2019

    https://twitter.com/ZahraBilloo/status/1121129534248640512

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    Baud says:

    @Mike in NC:

    Or lower. Like during the 2016 campaign, I think he derives some benefit in being seen as an unserious entertainer.

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    lamh36 says:

    @KyungLahCNN
    Sustained applause when @ewarren drops her crowd pleasing line, “When your ears are stuffed with money, you can’t hear.” Crowd liking that as much as “I got a plan.” #SheThePeople2020

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    3:54 PM – Apr 24, 2019

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    Brachiator says:

    @lamh36:

    Bernie Sanders was asked by a woman of color in the audience what he would do about the rise of white supremacist violence as President.

    Instead he started talking about minimum wage and Medicare For All.

    Not a good sign. Didn’t he claim to have learned from his 2016 mistakes?

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    Emma says:

    @Baud: All right, then. I will send you the bill for the Pepsi-stained shirt.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Brachiator: smh…just refuses to learn…that tells me he doens’t consider “those” voters worth the time of at least panderingly prepping to speak to them

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    @NotMax:

    Call me plebeian.

    Plebeian; but for the record, I didn’t call you Shirley.

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    JPL says:

    Obama was loved among our allies and trump is loved by extremists. It’s simple.
    When Notre Dame burned last week, this was a comment on President Obama’s twitter feed

    You came to visit the cathedral that time and the Notre Dame choir sang for you and your family during your visit. I was part of that choir and I still cherish that moment. Tonight more than ever. Thank you.

    There is no way trump can raise to those standards. It’s not his nature.

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    @Brachiator: Bernie only knows one note, he’ll play it louder if you didn’t like it the first time.

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    lamh36 says:

    Mod tried to give him a gimme…and this is what he came up with…smh…

    @DailyLibber
    This was an amazing moment. The the moderator says “the core of the question is about white supremacist violence” & the best he could come up with was “I was at the March on Washington” and the audience moaned I fell off my seat laughing.

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    Sab says:

    @Brachiator: If there is a God he would be struck by a lightning bolt (rare in the UK). That won’t happen, but I still believe in God. Who works in mysterious ways. I am getting sick of mysterious ways, but that’s just me.

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    lamh36 says:

    @paulheintz
    A “dark money” 501c4 founded by @BernieSanders, run by his allies and funded by undisclosed donors urged him to run for president and is now backing his campaign.

    My report on @OurRevolution’s role in the 2020 election: https://sevendaysvt.com/vermont/will-the-revolution-be-monetized-bernie-sanders-dark-money-org/Content?oid=27314628
    https://twitter.com/paulheintz/status/1121066276598767618

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    NotMax says:

    Half expect Dolt 45 to announce in Britain that he wants to pull out of the Treaty of Paris and open new negotiations because the U.S. got shafted and deserves to have Nova Scotia.

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    trollhattan says:

    @lamh36:
    When I opine that a Wilmer nomination will hurt turnout, helping Trump, Certain People think I’m nuts. Sticking with my theory, thanks.

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    ruemara says:

    @Sab: I can’t stand mysterious ways that look exactly like not working at all. I’m dawdling like mad at work and I’m still accomplishing shit. I expect a deity to at least have that level of competence.

    @lamh36: That’s Our Bernie! episode 307.

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    Mary G says:

    I love black Twitter. I have learned so much.

    One of the things I like to do is Tweet at Twitler on occasions like holidays, or when a tragedy has happened, that President Obama’s one tweet on the subject always gets two or three times as many likes as Donnie’s. Like this:

    Compare and contrast presidents on the tragedy in Sri Lanka

    Trump

    :https://t.co/MqJX49G7zT
    (Reissued after having to delete an initial tweet that 138 million people were killed.)

    Liked 147.000 times

    Obama:

    https://t.co/WoNwqZfjoN

    Liked 529,000 times or a bit more than 3.5 as many.

    — Mary Michel Green (@marymichelgreen) April 24, 2019

    You have to know it drives the current president crazy.

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    lamh36 says:

    @NotMax: well…I’ve been dabbling in low fat soul food…this is one of the recipes…my cousin recommended cornbread, but eh…I’m not big on cornbread.

    I guess I could go with salt free crackers or something like that…hmmm

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    trollhattan says:

    @Sab:
    I’m fine with an “escaped” cassowary taking him out on the golf course.

    “Where did everybody go? Hello? Aaaah, Pelosi!!!”

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    Chyron HR says:

    @lamh36:

    Bernie just said at #SheThePeople2020 to audience of women of color that he was “at the March on Washington with Dr. King”

    I mean, do we know this is true? Is there a little-known digression in the letter from Birmingham jail where MLK mentions a little Woody Allen-looking guy who keeps saying that the people shooting them with firehoses just have “economic anxiety”?

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    ThresherK says:

    Speaking of “How to tell who’s more beloved”: Who else wanted to see Barack and Michelle hold their own Easter Egg Roll in Washington DC at the same time as the Presidential one?

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    NotMax says:

    @lamh36

    Hear ya. Real cornbread has its place but when it comes down to it is butter which requires more chewing.

    ;)

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    rikyrah says:

    @lamh36:
    Red onion
    Avocado
    Lime
    Sour cream
    All yummy 😋😋 toppings for chilli

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    ruemara says:

    @Brachiator: He learned to go after CAP & be steadfastly shameless. It worked for Don

  36. 36
    jl says:

    Trump is more like a crazy drifter who is best dealt with via a 911 call.
    One thing I will say in favor of the Trumpsters in my family is that, as frustrating and dysfunctional as they can be at times (or, to be honest, often times), they are miles better than their miserable object of worship.
    More hope that they will see the error of their ways than there is for Trump himself.

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    The Lodger says:

    @Sab:

    I still believe in God. Who works in mysterious ways. I am getting sick of mysterious ways, but that’s just me.

    Thank you. That was brilliant.

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    chopper says:

    @danielx:

    he really is the most miserable sonofabitch, isn’t he. if i spent half the time that pissed off i’d have stroked out years ago.

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    chopper says:

    @Brachiator:

    the guy’s been a one-trick pony for the last 40 years, he’s not changing any time soon.

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    ruemara says:

    @Chyron HR: He’s always said he attended the March – the speech part at the monument. Him saying he actually marched means he’s buying into his own hype. The photos Bernistas have posted are of a different young man in glasses with curly hair.

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    Barbara says:

    @lamh36: @DailyLibber

    This was an amazing moment. The the moderator says “the core of the question is about white supremacist violence” & the best he could come up with was “I was at the March on Washington”

    It’s such a softball, really, because it shouldn’t be controversial to oppose groups threatening mayhem and armed insurrection. How hard is it to say that you will at a minimum revert to what was being done prior to Trump, which is to treat these groups with the kind of law enforcement focus that other potential terrorists receive, and coordinate internationally where the groups cross boundaries?

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    Jeffro says:

    @lamh36: @NotMax: @rikyrah: crushed tortilla chips and shredded cheddar, or a cup of leftover mac n’ cheese. Plus a couple dashes of green hot sauce. That’s the way to go!

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    Jeffro says:

    @Barbara: Maybe he was trying to avoid irritating half his base? That half that’s only kinda sorta very fine people? Fine-curious?

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    Spanky says:

    @lamh36:

    The audience claps when the moderator clocks him.

    The picture that went through my mind when I read that ….

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    ThresherK says:

    @Barbara: This is the moment Bernie should have been practicing for since Black Liives Matter called him out in 2016. (I don’t remember when, exactly, that was, during the primaries.)

    The Germans have a word for “The sharp quip I should have had ready to go, but I only remembered an hour later”. Bernie’s had four years.

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    SenyorDave says:

    I am at the point where if someone likes Trump I want no part of them. I do have a very small family and all of them loathe Trump, so I’m fortunate I don’t have to deal with the holiday issues. If I had have Trump-loving family, I have a feeling that even if we made a pact not to discuss politics I would blow up and do a “how the fuck could you like this piece of….” If he is president in 2021 my wife and I will be looking to leave the country.

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    Sab says:

    @NotMax: Love her recipe. But I have serious salt issues, so nix the goldfish.

    If I get the salt in recipes up to where my husband finds it faintly palatable, then my fingers puff up like balloons and my blood pressure goes through the roof.

    Can’t wait until Passover is over so I can buy up the matzos that nobody else wants. Unsalted crackers to me.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Barbara:
    Remember when asked about Ralph Reed’s endorsement Trump couldn’t recall who that was?

    Good times.

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    Chyron HR says:

    I’d feel more satisfied about Trump’s Twitter Tantrum if at-Jack didn’t go back to his office afterwards and start brainstorming ways to provide better service to the American nazi party and their fuehrer.

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    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    @lamh36: ahhahaahahahahhahahahhahah

    I mention this a couple weeks ago. He was invited to speak on criminal justice reform at big conference last year. He arrived and refused to address the issue and instead played his broken record stump speech on the minimum wage and minyanaires and billyanaires.

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    David Evans says:

    The French call it l’esprit d’escalier (staircase wit).

  52. 52
    eclare says:

    A good friend of mine has started doing Sentiment Analysis and put together a one minute video. Check it out, he’s on our side.

    Is Trump Winning on Twitter

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    Dan B says:

    @lamh36: Great snippet! Economic anxiety is what you are feeling when your teenage son is slammed to tge pavement and whenever he goes out on his own. Economic anxiety is what you are feeling when your white co-workers get a raise and you don’t.

    Right… thanks for your colorblindness.

    I saw on the gay blogs that Warren owned the room. Great if Harris did as well! Two fantastic people. Time to march on the corporate media, actually was time when Reagan set out the welcome mat for Fox.

  54. 54
    David 🎅🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎅 Koch says:

    Shorter Wilmer: I had a black friend in 1960

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    Plato says:

    Kudos to whoever called him needy amin first. What a whiny petty scum.

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    trollhattan says:

    Welp, Franklin Graham just gave Mayor Pete a nice popularity boost.

    Franklin Graham, one of the country’s most influential evangelical Christians, has called on Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg to “repent” for being gay. Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, called homosexuality “something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted, praised or politicized,” in a tweet Wednesday. At a recent CNN town hall, Buttigieg said to cheers, “God does not have a political party.” Graham responded to the candidate’s statement: “… [Pete Buttigieg] is right—God doesn’t have a political party. But God does have commandments, laws & standards… Mayor Buttigieg says he’s a gay Christian… The Bible says marriage is between a man & a woman—not two men, not two women,” Graham tweeted.

    Buttigieg addressed such religious-based criticism during the town hall. “It can be challenging to be a person of faith who’s also part of the LGBTQ community and yet, to me, the core of faith is regard for one another,” Buttigieg said. “… Part of God’s love is experienced, according to my faith tradition, is in the way that we support one another and, in particular, support the least among us.”

    Hellfire and Dalmatians.

  57. 57
    Sloane Ranger says:

    @Sab: O/T but the house of some friends of mine actually was hit by a lightening bolt a couple of weeks ago. It took out all their electrics, went down their phone line and shorted all landlines in their street and knocked a massive hole in their roof.

    They have been wondering what they’ve done to earn such divine disfavour ever since.

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    Cacti says:

    @Brachiator:

    Not possible. Wilmer never makes mistakes.

  59. 59
    Adam L Silverman says:

    The 5,000 bot swarm that went operational as soon as Barr released the Mueller report has been traced back to the Saudis.

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    Sab says:

    @SenyorDave: My Dad, who used to be a moderate Republican/occassional Democrat likes Trump, but he is 95 with Alzheimers. Trump speaks his language :(shouty with limited vocabulary and weirdly restricted hand gestures.)

    Can forgive Dad because he used to be okay and his mind is
    blown.

    Much harder to forgive the sweet housewife down the street with the dog I like. She is sweet but she is voting for serious ill to her immediate neighbors and to my relatives. She doesn’t know that and her ignorance is not my problem ( and cannot be corrected in any case. She believes her facts.)

  61. 61
    Dan B says:

    @lamh36: OMG is Bernie going to end up like Santorum, a noun that describes a mix of condescension, lack of self awareness, and old-man-shouts-at-clouds? At least Abe Simpson doesn’t demean clouds.

    My partner loves Wilmer. He claims that BernieBros are Russian Bots. So? Is Wilmer working 24/7 to root them out?

  62. 62

    @Adam L Silverman: I’ll wager that we haven’t yet seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Saudis’ assistance to this criminal administration*. If you’ll allow me to mix my metaphors, I hope someone in the Democratic caucus is pulling the thread. “Follow the money” seems a good place to start.

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    Ohio Mom says:

    @ruemara: Re: Bernie and the March on Washington. 56 years (did I calculate that correctly?), over half a century, is a long time to rest on one’s laurels.

    In my mind, the only thing you should still boast about that many years later is being lucky enough to have convinced your much smarter/better-looking spouse to marry little ole you. In front of them.

    @Brachiator: Following the link to the newspaper article quoting Michelle on their trip to Buckingham Palace, I see a photo of the Obamas and the Queen, all dressed up for a party. The Queen is wearing the tasteful but rather small brooch the Obamas gave her (purchased out of their own pocket) and has coordinated her earrings and necklace to match. It’s very sweet, and demonstrates the affection they share.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @lamh36: If it wasn’t for Donald, Bernie would be the most despised old politician in the country.

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    NotMax says:

    @Jeffro

    leftover mac n’ cheese

    Like there’s any such a thing.

    ;)

    @Sab

    Are you able to tolerate oyster crackers? Reasonable substitute.

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    Sab says:

    @Sloane Ranger: I am so sorry. That is unusual in the UK, am I not right? Not wishing lighnimg on the rest of you in any case. (“Rest of you”? Trump isn’t one of you even if he is there.)

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    Cacti says:

    Mitch McConnell marched with MLK too.

    Just sayin’.

  68. 68
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: This was my favorite response:

  69. 69
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Barbara:

    shouldn’t be controversial to oppose groups threatening mayhem and armed insurrection.

    Wilmer is not going to go against his bestest friends in the NRA.

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    Sloane Ranger says:

    @Sab: Very unusual. We had a very powerful electrical storm at the time. Lots of thunder and lightening but hardly any rain.

    Seriously, they think they got hit because they still have their TV aerial up and they’re the only people in their street who do.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    We should get on that chop-chop.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:
    Chuck Grassley on line #3.

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    Martin says:

    @lamh36:

    Wow. Bernie just said at #SheThePeople2020 to audience of women of color that he was “at the March on Washington with Dr. King” and the audience audibly groaned. i think someone said “we know.”

    I have the particular privilege of being accepted enough by my black coworkers that they will talk to each other as if there isn’t a white person in the room. It is always enlightening and more enjoyable than anyone could imagine. It has also reminded me that when I’m in the minority in the room, that any stupid/clueless shit that I say will not be quietly eyerolled away – I will get called on it in a way that white people generally don’t do to each other. We almost always have our guard up, and in that setting, people are speaking their minds. I will leave that situation with some bruising. I would not speak before thousands of women of color without really doing my homework and really being willing to open myself up, because if they figure out that I’m full of shit or holding back (and they will), I’m gonna feel it.

    Sanders either has terrible advisors, or he’s terrible at listening to them.

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    chopper says:

    @Martin:

    can’t it be both?

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    Wayne Marks says:

    @Dan B: I agree Dan B. I was held up by four teenagers when I was just walking home to my apartment from the train. It’s traumatic. It’s wrong. You never ever forget it. It’s not like when you get hurt in sports and the coach says, “Walk it off.” No. No. No. It changes your mindset.

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    Dan B says:

    @lamh36: Vicious crowd! “You’re one of them!”

    Searches for multiple heart emoji’s…

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    Sloane Ranger says:

    @Sloane Ranger: Just to clarify lightening does hit buildings in the UK but it takes the fastest rote down as you know. Here that usually means church spires as they tend to tower over surrounding buildings. Nowadays they all have lightening conductors.

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    Sab says:

    @NotMax: Too salty. Love them, but too salty. Any salt is too salty. There is salt in everything these days. I can live with it but I hate the puffy hands.

    I have a friend with congestive heart failure and he really can’t handle any salt. And it’s everywhere, in all food, in massive quantities.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Brachiator: Donald Trump is a whiny ass titty baby.

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    Gwangung says:

    Long time to be hanging on that match on Washington,

    Particularly after the way you left Kiah Morris twisting in the wind.

    It’s the type of allyship you’ve come to expect from Sanders, unfortunately.

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    chopper says:

    @Dan B:

    one of the most basic talents any politician should have is to be able to read a room. to know before whom you are speaking. that was straight up political malpractice there. cringeworthy.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @lamh36: @Spanky: SAME!

    “Oh please tell me the moderator actually punched Wilmer in the face!”

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    Sab says:

    @Wayne Marks: Welcome to women’s world. We are smaller and everyone thinks we are vulnerable. As we are.

    Most of the men I know don’t think that could be them, until it is.

    So sorry for you.

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    @trollhattan: When the kid and I were headed down from Echo Mountain, I said ‘chop-chop’ to mean hurry up. She’d never heard such a term and thought it hilarious, my mom would use it when I was a kid. So I use it all the time with her now, gets a laugh every time

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    pluky says:

    @ThresherK: I believe you’re reaching for (the French) “l’esprit d’escalier”.

  86. 86
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @David Evans: I fixed whatever you had done to your comment to make it capture the reply button.

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    Ladyraxterinok says:

    @Villago Delenda Est: Maybe it’s a feature ofwhite guys 70 plus yrs old that they find it super easy to believe everyone absolutely totally super admires if not adores them.

    In case anyone wonders, I’m thinking of Trump, Bernie, and–yes–Biden.

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    Dan B says:

    @ThresherK: Black Lives Matter grabbed the mic at Wilmer’s rally in Seattle. They held it for 20 minutes or so. I was unhappy that they didn’t let B speak. That’s who the crowd came to hear. B left the stage and resumed when BLM finished. He could have turned it into an opportunity but didn’t. That’s when the scales started to fall from my eyes.

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    Gwangung says:

    @Dan B: Showed his inability to be dynamic

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    Ohio Mom says:

    @Sab: Passover is over Saturday. I think it’s a good bet everyone who keeps a kosher Passover already has all the matzoh they need. I think you can buy your unsalted crackers tomorrow with a clean conscience.

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    Sab says:

    @Ohio Mom: Thanks. I always want to rush out and buy them, but I would hate for a disorganized family to come up short.

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    rikyrah says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    You don’t say😒😒😒

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    Dan B says:

    @trollhattan: Graham has gone on to more specific condemnations of Pete. He’s quoted Leviticus’ call for death. He’s stated that Pete and Chasten are going to hell. There seems to be rising support among republicans who liked Obama. There’s likely a surge on the way from christians who have tolerated the christianists because they were “believers” with all the “goodness” that is implied.

    Are the code words being exposed for the big element of judgementalism and cruelty towards people who are different?

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    NotMax says:

    @Ohio Mom

    Price it sells for here is an eye opener. $7.99 per box, minimum. Pfui to that. I do lug back a canister of farfel from NY visits in order to be able to make matzo brei during the rest of the year.

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    chopper says:

    @Sab:

    oy, you can have mine. i’m so sick of matzah right now.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @lamh36: I think the She the People crowd sound like my kind of people. Ah…at last! : )

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    Bill Arnold says:

    @(((CassandraLeo))):

    I’ll wager that we haven’t yet seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Saudis’ assistance to this criminal administration

    Likewise, and the Saudis (dunno for sure about who they hired. Cough.) are not notably competent in these matters.
    J. Kushner in particular smells of Saudi influence. And D.J. Trump touched the orb… :-)

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    Sab says:

    @chopper: Extremely crunchy egg salad sandwich tomorrow. Yay!

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    @trollhattan: Was he the one who gave money to the pool boy or was that Falwell Jr. He can go to hell.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    @Spanky: I had imagined an actual clock, but I’m a Looney Tunes fan, I dig the classics.

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    HalfAssedHomesteader says:

    Reports I’ve heard is that the twitter meeting was about Russian adoptions.

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    chopper says:

    @Sab:

    can’t you just freeze the eggs instead? there’s a reason we call it the ‘bread of affliction’.

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    Shana says:

    @Sab: Served on matzo? Have you ever tried making matzo rolls?

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    NotMax says:

    @Shana

    Have actually seen recipes for (shudder) matzo lasagna.

    And kept right on web surfing.

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    Chacal Charles Calthrop says:

    @Jeffro: fine-curious?
    You win the internets for tonight. This was perfect, thank you

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    @Plato: That would be me. Thank you. 😎

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @ThresherK: The German word is Treppenwitz, which may be a direct translation of the French l’esprit de l’escalier. Or it may be the other way around. In any case, the witty thing you think of when you’re walking down the steps on the way out of where (& when) you wish you had said it.

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    J R in WV says:

    @Dan B:

    Graham has gone on to more specific condemnations of Pete. He’s quoted Leviticus’ call for death. He’s stated that Pete and Chasten are going to hell.

    Thanks for sharing that despicable hatred. These patriarchal Theocrats are becoming more hate filled, so unchristian, so not like the man – son of god – whom they claim to adore and worship.

    They prove their lack of love every time they open their mouths.

    Despicable!

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    Dr. Ronnie James, D.O. says:

    “Amazing honor for Jack Dorsey to get to sit across from Donald Trump and watch him flutter his eyelids weirdly while explaining how he ‘created Twitter.'”

    Remember when Al Gore saying he ‘invented the Internet’ meant he was a slippery braggart who lacked the moral fiber a great nation deserves in its leaders?

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    plato says:

    @Death Panel Truck: You nailed it. :)

    it being that traitorous twerp.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @HalfAssedHomesteader: Donald adopted a bunch of Russian bots that were tossed off of Twitter on Sunday and he wanted his bots back. As followers.

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    JAFD says:

    @Sab: The Shop-Rite* supermarkets here in NJ had coupon two weeks ago, ‘spend $25 and get a free 5-pound box of matzoh’. So got box of their store brand whole-wheat, very good, no salt at all.

    Agree with you about prevalence of salt in everything, cutting back on it since my heart attack, difficult.

    * IMHO, if they really wanted to make a Rite of Shopping, they’d have Gregorian chants playing over the loudspeakers and incense burning at the checkouts. But that’s just me…

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