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Old 06-19-2017, 06:27 PM
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I hope that every time this happens, the press gallery turn their backs and start singing the national anthem.
How about if each reporter is accompanied by a court stenographer with a small table, chair, and that machine that they use to take down every freakin' word in court!

I can't believe Sean hasn't bailed.

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Old 06-19-2017, 06:29 PM
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Not before he's forced out: https://www.usnews.com/news/politics...ress-secretary
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:16 PM
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Strange how many people don't do/stay in their jobs in this administration.

Anyway, probably only Kellyanne Conway can fill Spicer's shoes.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:18 PM
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Strange how many people don't do/stay in their jobs in this administration.

Anyway, probably only Kellyanne Conway can fill Spicer's shoes.
With what?
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:34 PM
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Why, spin, spin, spin! What else?
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:56 PM
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But will she be wearing his shoes tucked up under her butt on the Oval couch?
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:24 AM
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I will miss Sean's fumbling, dear-in-the-headlights, caught off guard, hesitating, backpedalling, quadrupling down, stammering, insecure behaviour at the press briefings, and look forward to Carter "The Smiler" Page* as the next WHPS.

*I'm trying to go gross, here.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:08 AM
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I wonder if there's an element of...i dunno... sunk cost, or the emotional equivalent. "I supported him so hard, and if he turns out so crooked, so fast, what does that say about me? "
I doubt that most Trumpettes are really thinking that, but i wonder if some part of their brains are just refusing to believe that they were taken in by such am obvious con.
I'm convinced that's the main reason so many incompetents keep their jobs for so long. Also behind several long-lasting bad marriages of my acquaintance.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:36 AM
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I will miss Sean's fumbling, dear-in-the-headlights, caught off guard, hesitating, backpedalling, quadrupling down, stammering, insecure behaviour at the press briefings, and look forward to Carter "The Smiler" Page* as the next WHPS.

*I'm trying to go gross, here.
Bold added.

Typo, Freudian slip, or autocorrect? In any case, it made me picture Sean's mother holding out her arms, "Poor, dumb, battered schmuck... get away from those Bad People and have some cocoa."
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:57 AM
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Bold added.

Typo, Freudian slip, or autocorrect?
Meant to say honeywuns-in-the-headlight.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:00 AM
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been doing a perfectly fine job of lying like a rug. I see no reason that can't continue. You don't even have to fill out any forms, she's already on the payroll.

ETA: Apparently Sanders has said she doesn't want the job full time, which I find puzzling but, oh well.

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Old 06-20-2017, 09:06 AM
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been doing a perfectly fine job of lying like a rug. I see no reason that can't continue. You don't even have to fill out any forms, she's already on the payroll.

ETA: Apparently Sanders has said she doesn't want the job full time, which I find puzzling but, oh well.
She doesn't want to be the next one thrown under the bus.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:08 AM
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It offended her to see Aidy Bryant play her on SNL, and she doesn't want to go through a full season of it.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:13 AM
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It offended her to see Aidy Bryant play her on SNL, and she doesn't want to go through a full season of it.
This Administration certainly has more than it's share of fragile snowflakes.

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Old 06-20-2017, 09:55 AM
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ETA: Apparently Sanders has said she doesn't want the job full time, which I find puzzling but, oh well.
She has three fairly young kids. Somebody has to teach them about how Jesus defeated the gay dinosaurs.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:08 AM
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She has three fairly young kids. Somebody has to teach them about how Jesus defeated the gay dinosaurs.

... is that what the SM session in the Temple was actually about?
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:17 AM
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Why don't the reporters simply wire themselves before these not-to-be-recorded press briefings? Then go back and publish a complete transcript online? I don't know which offends me more, that this administration is going out of their way to be opaque or that its supporters could not possibly care less.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:26 AM
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Its supporters do care. They're very upset at the high volume of non-adulatory, and therefore "fake", news the Lamestream Media keeps spewing about the Dear Leader.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:56 AM
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Why don't the reporters simply wire themselves before these not-to-be-recorded press briefings? Then go back and publish a complete transcript online? I don't know which offends me more, that this administration is going out of their way to be opaque or that its supporters could not possibly care less.
I say that if there's no recording and no video they just publish whatever the hell they want.

"In the unrecorded press conference, Spicer said that Trump prefers the extra length and ribbed texture of the English cucumber for ass play over the standard salad variety, unless he can find a particularly bumpy specimen."
"What?!? I didn't say that!"
"Oh yeah? Well, that's what my notes say. Too bad there's no video."
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:55 PM
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"He got fatter"

http://www.avclub.com/article/sean-s...ter-say-257051

Way to go, Steve Bannon. A more repulsive human being, I don't think we'll be able to find.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:57 PM
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"He got fatter"

http://www.avclub.com/article/sean-s...ter-say-257051

Way to go, Steve Bannon. A more repulsive human being, I don't think we'll be able to find.
"...Bannon, who looks like a ruptured calzone."

Priceless.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:26 PM
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Its supporters do care. They're very upset at the high volume of non-adulatory, and therefore "fake", news the Lamestream Media keeps spewing about the Dear Leader.
You know, that is kind of out-of-line. Not too many months ago, the RWs kept trying to mock the sane by using that same exact term to describe 44. So, just knock that shit off, lest you be exposing the non-alt to more false equivalency stuff. "You guys do it, too."
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:37 PM
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You know, that is kind of out-of-line. Not too many months ago, the RWs kept trying to mock the sane by using that same exact term to describe 44. So, just knock that shit off, lest you be exposing the non-alt to more false equivalency stuff. "You guys do it, too."
Right. The correct term is God Emperor.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b08a8e8b5d38b5
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:43 PM
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Said Emperor Harkonnen.
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:44 PM
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Is there no acceptable way to mock them for their innumerable hypocrisies, then?
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:46 PM
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There are plenty of epithets available. Something like King Kleptocrat Kretin.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:04 PM
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Isn't your point that using epithets constitutes both-sides-ism?
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:27 PM
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Well, I really meant that using the same epithets is a bad idea.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:27 PM
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Trump literally had his cabinet go around the room and venerate Trump. Mocking him as Dear Leader is appropriate. His whole "only I can fix it, I know better than anyone, I'm the best at everything" persona totally fits. The Messiah bullshit was all GOP projection. I know no Democrats that worshipped Obama like Fox News claimed. Trump, however, does ask for loyalty oaths, does demand veneration, does make outlandish personal claims.

Both sides are not equal, and furthering that idea is a big part of why Trump was elected in the first place. "Yeah, he lies, but so do they..." Ugh.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:39 PM
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I got so sick of the name-calling by the cons right-wingers (no, they are NOT conservatives -- William F. Buckley and even Barry Goldwater are guh-nashing their teeth when they try to use that label), that I just can't do it back at them.

Besides, calling someone "Trump" is the worst put-down I can think of...
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:42 PM
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"...Bannon, who looks like a ruptured calzone."



Priceless.


Like something dredged up from the bottom of the ocean.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:45 PM
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"...Bannon, who looks like a ruptured calzone."
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:58 PM
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I got so sick of the name-calling by the cons right-wingers (no, they are NOT conservatives -- William F. Buckley and even Barry Goldwater are guh-nashing their teeth when they try to use that label), that I just can't do it back at them.

Besides, calling someone "Trump" is the worst put-down I can think of...
This. But I find "Trump" so difficult to say that I usually resort to "bad-hair-guy", which is what he has been for decades. Funny that the man with bad hair is barely distinguishable from old Goodhair.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:48 PM
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"only I can fix it, I know better than anyone, I'm the best at everything"
I'm really smart.
I have the best words.
I know more than the generals.
Only I can fix it.
I'm the best there is.
ONLY I CAN FIX IT!
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:50 PM
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"...Bannon, who looks like a ruptured calzone."

Priceless.
I heard a good one the other day. Wish I could remember the source: Steve Bannon's mother was a housewife, and his father was a haggis that exploded in a plastic bag.
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It offended her to see Aidy Bryant play her on SNL, and she doesn't want to go through a full season of it.
Oh, the poor little snowflake!
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I say that if there's no recording and no video they just publish whatever the hell they want.

"In the unrecorded press conference, Spicer said that Trump prefers the extra length and ribbed texture of the English cucumber for ass play over the standard salad variety, unless he can find a particularly bumpy specimen."
"What?!? I didn't say that!"
"Oh yeah? Well, that's what my notes say. Too bad there's no video."
I like your thinking!
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:14 PM
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"Fake news! Fake news!"
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:31 PM
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Sessions lawyers up.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:35 PM
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How about if each reporter is accompanied by a court stenographer with a small table, chair, and that machine that they use to take down every freakin' word in court!

I can't believe Sean hasn't bailed.
Dave Chappelle beat you to it.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:56 PM
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Trump literally had his cabinet go around the room and venerate Trump. Mocking him as Dear Leader is appropriate. His whole "only I can fix it, I know better than anyone, I'm the best at everything" persona totally fits. The Messiah bullshit was all GOP projection. I know no Democrats that worshipped Obama like Fox News claimed. Trump, however, does ask for loyalty oaths, does demand veneration, does make outlandish personal claims.

Both sides are not equal, and furthering that idea is a big part of why Trump was elected in the first place. "Yeah, he lies, but so do they..." Ugh.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:32 PM
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Sessions lawyers up.
Oh hell, they are ALL lawyering up. The fascinating thing is that Trump is lawyering up on NEW YORK laywers instead of WASHINGTON lawyers. Which could be a very very bad idea.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:19 PM
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The new head of the Education Department's office that deals with student loans is the CEO of a company that makes student loans for profit.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:23 PM
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Oh hell, they are ALL lawyering up. The fascinating thing is that Trump is lawyering up on NEW YORK laywers instead of WASHINGTON lawyers. Which could be a very very bad idea.
Trump's attorney lawyered up.

Of course, that may just because Trump's attorney needs someone to teach him the law.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:30 PM
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He should just ask Trump to teach him the law. I'm sure Trump knows at least as much about the law as he does about foreign policy and how to defeat ISIS, which, as we all know, is more than his generals.
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Old 06-21-2017, 06:45 AM
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Oh hell, they are ALL lawyering up. The fascinating thing is that Trump is lawyering up on NEW YORK laywers instead of WASHINGTON lawyers. Which could be a very very bad idea.
New York lawyers are the hot new fashion trend in DC this summer.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:08 AM
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Probably because Spicer felt he would be embarrassed as all Hell if he had to answer questions about This Cretin.
Is he still wearing those silly glasses? Give it up, Rick -- everybody can still recognize you as Stupidman.
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:27 AM
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Trump's attorney lawyered up.

Of course, that may just because Trump's attorney needs someone to teach him the law.
Nah, it's the new parlor game in legal circles, Six Degrees of Lawyers. Basically, a lawyer determines how many lawyers between them and Trump. So, if Lawyer A is hired by Lawyer B who was hired by Lawyer C, who was hired by a major player in the Trump administration, then that's 5 degrees, 1 degree was added because it wasn't a direct lawyer connection to bdo. What I don't understand about this game is this: is a lower number a win or a loss?

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Old 06-21-2017, 08:46 AM
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Nah, it's the new parlor game in legal circles, Six Degrees of Lawyers. Basically, a lawyer determines how many lawyers between them and Trump. So, if Lawyer A is hired by Lawyer B who was hired by Lawyer C, who was hired by a major player in the Trump administration, then that's 5 degrees, 1 degree was added because it wasn't a direct lawyer connection to bdo. What I don't understand about this game is this: is a lower number a win or a loss?
In law, the lower the number on the degree, the more severe the crime.

You win if you have the most degrees of separation, you lose if you only have 1.
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Big stupid-headed poo-poo* Karen "screw those livable wages" Handel beat out Jon Ossof (by 3.8 percentage points!) to win Georgia's special election .

*ok I'll come clean here - in full 100% disclosure, I blatantly plagiarized that brilliant insult from a thread from 2003 from one tracer (didn't really look much into its posting history for quality check).
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