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    Sorry, not exactly Trump news. But....what the fuck?

    To be fair, this IS the guy who literally quit doing anything and threw a tantrum like a goddamn baby with a dirty diaper in order to block the President of the United States of America from nominating a SCOTUS judge.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his top advisers are discussing the legal feasibility of asking appointed Sen. Luther Strange to resign from his seat in order to trigger a new special election.

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    "The money we charge to let people kill the animals could help save them."

    Wow.

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    Al Franken sexual assault.
    https://twitter.com/leeanntweeden/st...76738586890241

    Seems he has already apologized.


    I feel like we are going to need to change the title of this thread to be for general US politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalChaos View Post
    Al Franken sexual assault.
    https://twitter.com/leeanntweeden/st...76738586890241

    Seems he has already apologized.


    I feel like we are going to need to change the title of this thread to be for general US politics.
    We already have a thread (several, actually) for sexual assault. Let's try to keep that sort of discussion to those before this thread goes too far off the rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    We already have a thread (several, actually) for sexual assault. Let's try to keep that sort of discussion to those before this thread goes too far off the rails.
    To be fair, going off the rails seems somewhat appropriate for a thread about Trump.

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    God dammit, there's a cocaine joke in there but it would be more appropriate for Dubya.

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    I don't really know where this belongs, in which thread, but I won't be able to sing that "Spirit in the Sky" song the real way ever again ...

    Edit: or Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky” ...

    Last edited by allegro; 11-18-2017 at 03:14 AM.

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    Wow. My head hurts after this one.

    "Senator Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn't."

    When I saw that quote in a headline, my honest-to-god interpretation was that it was a liberal speaking out against the fact that at least Democrats are owning up to their actions while Republicans continue to hide in the bushes, pretend nothing happened, ignore their own faults, and then lash out at anyone in the opposite party when they misstep.

    Nope....SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS in her defense of Trump.

    The guy who has been accused of multiple accounts of sexual assault.

    The guy who was literally recorded saying his wealth allows him to do whatever he wants, including "grab 'em by the pussy".

    The guy who has insinuated that he wouldn't have assaulted someone because they weren't hot enough for it.

    It's not even 8am and I feel like I need a drink. Jesus christ, this administration is fucked beyond belief, and tens of millions of people still support him as their savior reincarnated.

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    Paraphrasing of recent Trump tweet showing his thin skin and desire to be a dictator: "I should have just left those basketball players in jail in China, even though they THANKED me for getting them out. Why? Because the father of one of them dared to question my involvement in their release!"
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN1DJ0R4

    He's essentially saying that people should be jailed on behalf of RELATIVES who dare question the supreme leader. The parents of the other ones could be thanking him as well, but he would rather have an excuse to get back at the one skeptic, rather than, say, explain how he was involved in their release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    I don't really know where this belongs, in which thread, but I won't be able to sing that "Spirit in the Sky" song the real way ever again ...

    Edit: or Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky” ...

    the pilot got grounded over this... seems a bit harsh for just something dumb.

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    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN1DL0EA

    This is what happens when your Secretary of State is only there because his business buddy asked him to and his wife told him that "God wants you to do it" (not kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalChaos View Post
    the pilot got grounded over this... seems a bit harsh for just something dumb.
    One of the local Fox affiliate websites carrying this story starts the preview of the story with - and the all caps is theirs - "WARNING: ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES"

    You've gotta be fucking shitting me.

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    So about that net neutrality...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryalex12 View Post
    So about that net neutrality...
    Aw goddamnit

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    There will be a special place in hell reserved for that corporate piece of shit Ajit Pai. We HAVE to get money out of politics to prevent appointments like this from happening in the future. He literally is going to ruin everything we hold dear on the internet. What a greedy, disgusting pig. I want nothing more than to spit in his fucking face. That goofy, big lipped shit-eating grin he always shows is enraging.

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    I imagine this is what is happening to Charlie Manson right now and what will be waiting for GWOTUS:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryalex12 View Post
    So about that net neutrality...
    People were so pissed off about it yesterday that they literally broke Resistbot (you just got a text back that said "I'm on fire right now, but they're working on it" instead of further instructions on how to reach your officials.

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    Holy shit have you guys been keeping up??

    Read the twitter thread below.


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    Trump just tweeted the following:

    "We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!"

    He's a master troll that's for sure.

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    Your favorite president (me).

    Jfc. He sounds like king frat boy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deepvoid View Post
    Trump just tweeted the following:

    "We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!"

    He's a master troll that's for sure.
    I just heard on the news that today was the deadline for Kushner to release info to the investigation. Always look at what is going on when Trump tries to drum up a diversion like this.

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    Sounds about right coming from a fake president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sick among the pure View Post
    I just heard on the news that today was the deadline for Kushner to release info to the investigation. Always look at what is going on when Trump tries to drum up a diversion like this.
    WAS. Key word. As of this afternoon:

    "Mr. Kushner's counsel and staff from both the Majority and Minority spoke last week to go over the Committee's requests and a schedule for producing additional information," Lowell said in a statement. "There is no current deadline as both the Committee and Mr. Kushner's counsel are working in good faith to produce whatever else may be responsive and relevant to the Committee's inquiry."

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    It's a sad, sad, sad state of affairs when an headline like this can exist in one of the most respected newspapers in the country - not because it feels slanderous or overly opinionated, but because the entire article does nothing but spout off polling data that backs up its claim.

    From the Washington Post:

    Deeply unpopular Congress aims to pass deeply unpopular bill for deeply unpopular president to sign

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    I remember when news was news and not a string of superlatives that nudged your opinion in a certain direction instead of letting you decide how you feel for yourself.

    Whether or not the headline is accurate as written isn't even the point. News should never EVER be written in such a way unless it's labeled as an opinion piece. But it happens on both sides of the political spectrum. Left alone, plenty of people would be naturally inclined to see the current administration as a raging shithole. Planting and enhancing the idea the way this headline does is simply an insult to anyone interested in making up their own mind.

    I hate the news. But I want to stay informed, so I don't have a lot of choice unless I want to be completely isolated from everything that happens in the world beyond my immediate neighborhood.

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    was watching arrival last night good movie BTW. so I was thinking. what would happen if we made first contact during a trump presidency, 1. he would immediately offend them by calling them"little green men" 2. try and build a wall around the planet. 3. obviously there's no intelligent life here and leave.
    -Louie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demogorgon View Post
    I remember when news was news and not a string of superlatives that nudged your opinion in a certain direction instead of letting you decide how you feel for yourself.

    Whether or not the headline is accurate as written isn't even the point. News should never EVER be written in such a way unless it's labeled as an opinion piece. But it happens on both sides of the political spectrum. Left alone, plenty of people would be naturally inclined to see the current administration as a raging shithole. Planting and enhancing the idea the way this headline does is simply an insult to anyone interested in making up their own mind.

    I hate the news. But I want to stay informed, so I don't have a lot of choice unless I want to be completely isolated from everything that happens in the world beyond my immediate neighborhood.
    Uhhh...it IS an opinion piece. And it's labeled as such. Did you read the header?

    Filed under Politics > Analysis. Hover over that word (in the header on their site) if you don't know WaPo's usage of it in their filing scheme.

    Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events
    But let's pretend it wasn't an opinion piece. Every once in a great while, when things are at their absolute worst, sometimes you just need to call a spade a spade. And if you can back it up with unbiased evidence, then I say go for it. I wouldn't want this to be the norm; I don't want to see this type of reporting every single day. But now and then, a situation so ridiculously messed up as this just calls for those with a voice to speak up and grab people's attention.

    You've got a president who literally calls anyone who disagrees with him or calls him out when he lies "FAKE NEWS" (all caps are his own) to his millions of followers. The time for pussyfooting around him and his policies with every single headline has been killed by his own infantile behavior. He brought this on himself.

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