Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 3

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armanidog
armanidog

“Colin Kaepernick” “The right to assemble is recognized as a human right and protected in the First Amendment of the US Constitution under the clause, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”[1]” ““I have a dream,” he boomed over the crowd stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument, “that one day this nation will rise up and live out the… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Amen to that! Hope the race baiters take this to heart. I hope everyone does. We can agree to that.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Progress has long been two steps forward, one step back.

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

JUST DO IT!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I’m not opposed to consideration of modification to CON, but I’m predisposed to opposition to expansion for-profit hospitals and healthcare that by definition cherry-pick what they provide, and leave necessary and unprofitable care and services to others.
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The fewer the privately insured, the worse the overall adverse effects of profit-based healthcare. It’s a step that increases basic healthcare segregation by economic status. Give an inch, and CTCA will want to buy another inch and another inch.

Will Durant
Will Durant

From the Twitty Pulpit yesterday we get this tweet:
“Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff……”

So we get the President of the United States chastising the AG for DOING HIS JOB as required by law because his team will lose a couple of alleged criminals. To quote the comedian Henry Cho, What’s wronnnnng with this pittchure?”

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Will, saw that too. Looked like a stupid comment to me. If those folks did something wrong, suffer the consequences. That goes for Trump too. BUT…if he is not guilty of the things they have tried to do say about him and do to him, someone needs to pay the consequences….apparently quite a few have and more on the way.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The alleged crimes are campaign finance-related and insider trading. Trump tweeted support for Manafort who was convicted of bank and tax fraud, and lobbying violations. Trump has yet to release his tax returns. Nothing fishy there. Fake news.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Is this next??comment image

Noway2016
Noway2016

Thank you, Libs!! Sickening…comment image

armanidog
armanidog

Infowars??
I thought you had higher standards than using Infowars as a source.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Their cartoons are spot on and funny as hell! You shooting the messenger, too, Armani? Disappointing. I thought you were more intelligent than the normal drones.

When you can’t attack the message, attack the source!!! Classic Lib tactic!!!

Ellynn
Caroline
Caroline

Yes, and Kavanaugh is just going to make it worse for the GOP.

MikeSilver
MikeSilver

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-garlic-labor-shortage-20170207-story.html

“Last year, the farm was short 50 workers needed to help peel, package and roast garlic. Within two weeks of upping wages in January, applications flooded in. Now the company has a wait-list 150 people long.”

So much for John McCain’s claim that Illegal Aliens are doing work that Americans won’t.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Good story. 2% growth was the new normal too. Capitalism is bad…The NFL is chattel slavery…everyone that you disagree with is a racist…a lot of the BS is just that.

Ellynn
Ellynn

You’re citing a story from Feb 09, 2017, which give the raise increase credit to the Obama boarder enforcement, the raise in the Mexican and Obama ecomany, cut backs on production, and a Cal bill signed by governor Moonbeam “changing the threshold for overtime for farmworkers, who now can receive such pay after eight hours of work or more than 40 hours a week. Previous law set the bar at 10 hours per day and 60 hours per week. But the money quote… “The one constant is that no matter how much we pay, domestic workers are not applying for… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

You’re telling me a member of the cacophony of conservative chuds didn’t actually read an article before posting it? I’m floored.
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Next you’ll tell me that another chud came along, didn’t read the article, but assumed it favored his position enough he could toss in the same nonsense rant he’s been peddling for weeks now? Surely no one is that stupid.

Raleigh
Noway2016
Noway2016

Agree 1000%! Time for all of us to get our OWN dash cams. Crap like this is a real abuse.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Raleigh great article. Is anyone else stunned that these civil forfeiture laws are legal and allowed in this country? Gosh what a huge area of potential abuse…The police can just come steal your stuff…No innocent until proven guilty here…

Don’t liberals think this is outrageous too? Don’t most of us think that decriminalizing some of the harsh penalties for a little weed makes sense too?

We might be making some headway on quite a few areas.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Dem “mob” at Kavenaugh hearings! LMAO! Who is surprised? Show of hands, please! They’re no better than Occupy Wall Street protestors!
https://www.weeklystandard.com/john-mccormack/john-cornyn-says-at-brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-hearing-that-democrats-are-promoting-mob-rule

Caroline
Caroline

Well, it wiped the smirk off of conservative’s faces didn’t it? Kavanaugh is just gross. He’s written pervy questions, supports an imperial presidency and Trump is even hiding his records. Putting him on the court will make conservatives pay for a generation but I guess they’ll do it anyway because they know they’ve lost the battle.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Which battle, Sweetie, is the one we’ve lost? Won in ’16. Won most of TGM’s endorsed races. Rolled back Dim way of doin’ business by the bucket load. TGM is keeping promise after promise. Thus far, tell me what your side has won? I’m just waiting to see which Dim, during the confirmation process, will hop up and take a dump on the main table.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Thus far, tell me what your side has won? . At this point, the race against the slow, inevitable, passage of time. The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice. Enjoy the “victories” now, because once you Boomers start shuffling off the mortal coil (or I put the “Internment Camps for Old People” law in front of Trump’s dumb face and tell him it’s a “yuge bill”) things will start changing really quickly. . They already are, if you care to look around. Nike is siding with Kaepernick because it knows dumb old people don’t… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

You see their stock price? Down 3% today! Let’s see a further erosion of NFL ratings and attendance this Fall. Another….Awwww…Nawwww!

Caroline
Caroline

And Dick’s sporting goods defying the gun lobby and it goes on. Even corporate public relations departments know it’s good business to go against conservatives these days.

Caroline
Caroline

The culture wars. Conservatives lost. They know they did and are trying to pull a Handmaid’s Tale on the country. If Kavanaugh makes it on the court Kemp had better be ready to answer questions as to whether he is going to put women and doctors in jail. He had better start answering a lot of questions. Winning the primary silly has nothing to do with anything. Yes, we all know the GOP is the Trump party, the party of Russia and the party of white nationalism. We know Republicans love Trump. What you need to face is that the… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

And yet, Darlin’….he will still be confirmed! And, and, and, and…Carolina, how will you feel when that happens? And be honest about your disappointment.

Caroline
Caroline

We’ll see but you are going to be paying for a generation or more if he is. You’re already losing voters by the ton and you’re going to keep losing them. The only voters you seem to have a lock on is white evangelical voters and even here in GA that’s only 38% of the voters. I’m in the for the long haul. Kavanaugh being confirmed is going to do nothing but make me more determined to make the GOP pay for what they have done to the country. And I vote and I will make sure all my friends… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Parent of kid killed is being used as a tool by the Libs. Glad he didn’t fall for it.

Caroline
Caroline

Of course, acting like garbage always wins points with conservatives these days doesn’t it? If he had shaken the guys hand and moved on nobody would have said anything. Now he looks like even more of arrogant putz than he did before.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I’ll tell you exactly, Carolina! They lied on their citizenship applications! Nexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxt!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Who knew a child could lie on his or hers birth certificate?

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Trump ran against the entire Republican party. Who is “we”, dipshit?

Noway2016
Noway2016

The 63 million Real Americans who voted for Trump!

Caroline
Caroline

Oh, the old Bob Barr slur about “real Americans” as if anybody who doesn’t vote the way I think they should isn’t a “real” American. The reality is they are probably less American than anybody else in the country simply because they hold Anti-American values.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Real Americans who are proud their flag was planted on The Moon, you revisionist moron!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Caroline, are you saying the libs at this hearing, the in your face rants all over the country, much less the hateful rants on this blog are NOT acting like garbage?

Oh, speaking of acting like garbage, why don’t you explain to us your hateful comments about how republicans are for ethnic cleansing?

Between you, Matt and Andrew its hard to see who can say the most hateful, absurd things.

Caroline
Caroline

DTM why can’t you explain to me why Trump and the GOP are attempting to REVOKE the citizenship of people who are now citizens? You know what? I really wish I was just poking at you with that stuff and not writing facts.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

That was the most contemptible and embarrassing display since the Merrick Garland hearings.
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Oh. Wait. I guess only one side is allowed to fight back when a decades-long majority on the court hangs in the balance.

Noway2016
Noway2016

And just wait before Ginsberg announces her retirement in early ’19! Awwww Nawwww!!!

Caroline
Caroline

How many times do we have to tell you that Ginsberg has said she is not retiring. Considering the fact that Gorsuch and Kavanaugh were possibly put on the court by your buddy Vlad it’s possible that they could be removed from the court.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Considering the fact that Gorsuch and Kavanaugh were possibly put on the court by your buddy Vlad it’s possible that they could be removed from the court.
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No. This is a really dumb take.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Thanks. Saved me from having to correct your girl there.

alpha male
alpha male

As I have said previously, you Caroline, have to be a troll. No way anyone is really this stupid.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Pot, meet Kettle. Kettle, this is Pot.

Caroline
Caroline

Dude, you’re running around apologizing for a guy who thinks you’re mentally retarded because you live in the south. I don’t think you would recognize a troll if one jumped out from under a bridge at you.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Uh Caroline what citizen is having his citizenship revoked? Sorry is missed that breathless story. How can someone become an Uncitizen if I don’t wanna? Oh now tell us how I support ethnic cleansing too while you are at it. I was also accused of supporting slavery yesterday by some over the top tolerant lib!! Wait it’s coming back to me …you little darling, were saying conservatives support pedophilia too!!! Please help with that pearl. Do you think anyone in this country supports slavery and pedophilia? So what gives? Or maybe you are pretty much just lobbing a few monkey… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“Do you think anyone in this country supports slavery and pedophilia? ”
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Well, Hillary does. She’s been running that child slavery sex ring out of the basement of that pizza parlor and everything.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Sorry I’ve been a little absent, y’all. I’ve been busy setting my own clothes on fire to own the libs.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

You are awake Andrew! Good for you. Please tell us again how Matt Ryan and Tom Brady are chattel property slaves of the NFL!

Please expound oh learned one…

Then tell us how Jackie Robinson hated the chance to compete in the Major leagues.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Allow me to repeat myself from earlier, you illiterate s.o.b.:
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“1) The statistic “80% of the NFL is black is and is due to chattel slavery” comes from Matt, not me. Learn to read.
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2) Once you’ve learned to read, kindly shut the f— up. There are over 100 comments on [yesterday’s] thread and nearly half come from you and Noway wetting your pants about liberals. I didn’t post a single thing here. Quit trying to drag me into your b.s.”

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I want to apologize Andrew! I screwed up and blamed him for the asinine comments that Matt made about the chattel property, slavery and the NFL.

Bof of deez dudes say some of the most hateful illogical gibberish that I have ever seen so I apologize for the mix up!!

We haven’t heard from Dr. Matt who made those brilliant comments about slavery and I notice that none of the other liberal buddies have not rushed to his defense for some reason…

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Last one on Matt …for a few minutes. Do you notice that he was sniveling that conservatives had about half of the posts yesterday?

Now I have been told that this blog was about 90% liberal chatter in months or years past…

Now doesn’t the orange Cheeto complain that his press coverage is 95% negative?

So maybe if a few other conservatives come out on the blog and give ole Andrew about 95% conservative voices for the next 50 years then maybe he will know what it’s like!

Something about walking a mile in a guy’s shoes…

Noway2016
Noway2016

You’ll have to excuse Matt. He’s subbing for Herman in the hearse on a trip to Boot Hill. However, Dr. Munster will be with you shortly!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So maybe if a few other conservatives come out on the blog and give ole Andrew about 95% conservative voices for the next 50 years then maybe he will know what it’s like . I would wager that the majority of contributors to this site are Conservative. Charlie is. Lawton is. Jessica is. Will Kremer is. The notion that GaPol – a lineal descendant of Erick Erickson’s Peach Pundit – is “90% liberal chatter” is one of the absolute dumbest things you’ve ever posted. . I’d also wager that the real conservatives around here – folks like Eiger or Charlie… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So maybe if a few other conservatives come out on the blog and give ole Andrew about 95% conservative voices for the next 50 years then maybe he will know what it’s like!
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1) I highly doubt you and Noway have 50 years left in you, combined.
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2) The thought of having to deal with y’alls 7 collective brain cells for another day makes me want to throw myself on a bonfire of Nike sneakers and Keurig machines.

Noway2016
Noway2016

LOL! Since you’re Jewish, practicing, no less, I’ll use a term you’ve been referred to your entire life, Drew you’re a Shmeckel, pure and simple. Whether I have fifty or not, my vote will always cancel yours out!!! Awwwwwwwww Nawwwwwwwww! and you hadn’t wasted all them three million extra votes in NY and CA, your gal would be Prez if yall campaigned like you had a freaking brain!! Instead, she’s having to be hefted up stairs and into cars!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It tough enough to defend positions and policy promulgated by a lying ignoramus of low character without having to be associated with people that take delight in it.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Oh wait, you mean like” owning” the libs? … That really does sound like real “chattel property” instead of imagined or made up!

Racist, racist, racist!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Well your absence was sure nice but I am kinda missing your shrillness. I am in a pretty mild mood this morning after reading my devotional this morning.

You know sort of turning the other cheek and waiting for the monkee hurls to begin!

One two three …go!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Just last night you were commented on the Andrew’s posts over the weekend. Again, you really ought to check into sundowner syndrome.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Come on Dave, you can better than that. Heck, Andrew, Matt and Caroline are making you look rather flaccid so to speak on the insult meter!

Come on, crank it up!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I am watching the grilling of Facebook and Twitter this morning before Congress. Speaking of trying to suppress free speech just on this blog, can you find any instances of conservatives crying and trying to get the liberals to pipe down and ban their free speech here? Not nary a one. I enjoy the most ugly monkey hurls!

Has anyone kept count on the appeals to mommy and the authorities to ban conservative dialogue here? Hmmm. Why is that?

armanidog
armanidog

Some early excerpts from Bob Woodward’s book on Trump are coming out: “Sessions has often found himself in Trump’s crosshairs for his recusal from any involvement in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. But Trump also criticized Sessions for his southern accent, reportedly mocking it and saying of his own administration’s attorney general: “This guy is mentally retarded. He’s this dumb Southerner … He couldn’t even be a one-person country lawyer down in Alabama.” Trump also called Sessions a “traitor” for recusing himself from the Russia probe, which is led by special counsel Robert Mueller, and… Read more »

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Thats going to leave a mark…I didnt even think it was THAT bad. WAPO write up https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-woodwards-new-book-reveals-a-nervous-breakdown-of-trumps-presidency/2018/09/04/b27a389e-ac60-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html?utm_term=.475e70a64d35 Another part A near-constant subject of withering presidential attacks was Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump told Porter that Sessions was a “traitor” for recusing himself from overseeing the Russia investigation, Woodward writes. Mocking Sessions’s accent, Trump added, “This guy is mentally retarded. He’s this dumb Southerner. … He couldn’t even be a one-person country lawyer down in Alabama.” At a dinner with Mattis and Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, among others, Trump lashed out at… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Some of Mattis’ words are similar to the Tillerson word that cost Tillerson his job when they became common knowledge. Mattis has the uniform going for him, so it may take more laughter before Trump blows a gasket.

Caroline
Caroline

The more that comes out the worse it gets. And we still have Omarosa who apparently taped everything for an entire year. She can probably back up anything Woodward has with one of her tapes. LOL.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I’ll bet your so excited that you’re having to cross your legs, otherwise you’ll let out a tinkle!

armanidog
armanidog

I’ve already tinkled!

Ellynn
Ellynn

To quote Rick Wilson “What you’re seeing in the Woodward book is that the Cabinet essentially already activated the 25th Amendment. The just didn’t tell us.”

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

That is what it says alright!

Caroline
Caroline

This is considered yet more damage being hurled towards the GOP. None of them are going to be able to shake the stink of Trump off of them.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Between Woodward’s and Hillary’s books, Stomuy, CNN all day long and Amoroso… Haen’t we heard every darn bit of this before? If I was a liberal I would be wondering how someone that is as stupid as a fifth grader keeps kicking my ass! I might look in the mirror and wonder what’s wrong with me?! Just sayin’! When will be the daybthat Cavanagh gets confirmed? After we watch the liberals do their clown show and circus act for a few days, will it be next week?! Would anyone like to go with me to the zoo and watch monkeys… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Why are copy + pasting the same joke into the same post? The meds starting to wear off?
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No one needs to go to the zoo when you and Noway are happy to piss all over yourselves on here for free ninety nine.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Doing this on a cell phone with that timer is a —-itch! Got to spit out the gum before I do this again!

Ellynn
Ellynn

An update on the museum fire in Brazil Teri linked in todays reads… The meteorite was not harmed. (thing that over for a bit…)

alpha male
alpha male

It was entertaining watching the dems embarrass themselves this afternoon. It will be even more entertaining watching Kavanuagh intellectually run circles around the dems tomorrow. And it will be most entertaining watch Justice Kavanaugh get sworn in as associate justice.

Caroline
Caroline

So you’re the 1/3 of the country that thinks it went well. Glad to hear it. Most people don’t agree. However maybe since you think he’s so wonderful you can tell all of us why Trump is hiding 100K pieces of his correspondence. Is he a criminal or something? It will all come out eventually. We do know that he lied in a previous hearing.

alpha male
alpha male

LMAO at YOU, of all people, accuse anyone of lying.

Oh, and yea. It went extremely well for Kavanaugh. The dems? Not so much.

Caroline
Caroline

Only the Trumpers think things went well so that explains your thinking on all of this. The guy thought he was not going to be challenged, came in with a sanctimonious smirk on his face and then had it completely wiped off of him. Then he acted like a small and petty man but then you would think that is great too. You can try to gaslight and say things went great but it’s not going to work. Of course, whether it goes great or not is not going to matter to Republicans since they really don’t stand for anything… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Good try. Your comments were so absurd that it is hard to conceive you could even think what you said. However at least you mention that you might be completely wrong on this. I think you are. Others may feel otherwise but I doubt it and no one has tried to defend it. How can you argue Tom Brady and Matt Ryan are slaves because they excel at football. If you cant why is it any different from a black player? That in itself is horribly racist. You will have to say Jackie Robinsons efforts were for naught because he… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Downthemiddle, perhaps I’m mistaken, but I don’t recollect Caroline arguing Brady and Ryan are slaves.
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Race and Brady and Ryan had nothing to do with the Caroline post your responding to. (And where’s Race Ranger Noway when his tally needs updating?)
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You should consider consulting with a doctor since this is at least your fourth go or so at the Brady and Ryan thing, and it’s the second time today when it’s been part of a response to a comment that had nothing to do with race. The timing is such that it may be sundown syndrome.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Caroline, take a whiff of some smelling salts and answer this. Why is the democratic party weaker today in this country than any time in the last 100 years? Hmmmm?

Something might tell you that your hate filled, race-baiting socialist agenda is a hard thing to sell or swallow. Good luck.

Caroline
Caroline

DTM you have not been watching what has been happening in elections in the last year.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

The comment I made about the NFL and chattel slavery was that I think the reason why that blacks are so over-represented in the NFL is due to the legacy of slavery. I did not mean to cast this in some eugenics light. Since American slavery is only four generations removed I think it is highly plausible the physical characteristics advantageous to football may be a product of the slave trade. This does not mean I think black males are less qualified for other occupations. I did not mean that NFL players are slaves in any sense of the word.… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Give it up. DTM is an idiot incapable of seeing nuance. I’ve had bowel movements with more intelligence.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Andrew, why should I give up anything? YOU and another pearl are the ones that say all of the hateful crap all day long! Not me. Matt, at least he mentioned that he may be wrong once in a while. I am too. BUT NOT YOU LITTLE BUDDY! Good Lord….I am not sure what to say to you that I have not said already. I would think most folks would find you to be one of the biggest jerks they have ever met! I have met quite a few folks in my life but you are right up there for… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Do make that doctor appointment. I’d guess Andrew commented perhaps a half dozen times over the holiday weekend, and I don’t recollect any over the top, even by your standards.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“Give it up. DTM is an idiot”
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Do you not know how periods work? I wasn’t talking to you. Thankfully, your illiteracy has only proven my point.

Noway2016
Noway2016

2:52 am? Wow! Go to sleep and quit waking up your girls with that noisy keyboard!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

More plausibly African Americans simply want to and work harder at exceling in football on a level playing field (double entendre intended). The field is certainly not level with respect to many opportunities outside sports, especially when considering the roles of parental educational and economic status in evaluating opportunity. . African Americans make up about 14% of the US population. The fact that in 1986 nearly 20% of major league baseball starters were African American and only 8% were African American in 2016 indicates culture and cultural changes have a significant role. Latino participation in professional baseball has steadily increased… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Matt sounds like old “Jimmy the Greek” Matt. He was fired from doing NFL games 25 years ago for making racist comments.

I thought the libs had “advanced” from their horrible racist past…. Matt are you saying if those blacks hadn’t been out picking cotton and working in the fields, they wouldn’t be so fast and strong? Is that your point?

Help clarify. Those are NOT my beliefs by the way.

Caroline
Caroline

Oh, this is funny from the Woodward book:

Kelly’s predecessor, Reince Priebus, reportedly called the presidential bedroom where Trump does most of his tweeting as “the devil’s workshop.” And, according to the book, Trump said of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, “This guy is mentally retarded. He’s this dumb Southerner.”

So all y’all Trump supporters here in GP he thinks you guys are a bunch of morons.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

The devil’s workshop…that is flat out scary…Some libs seem to be atheist (some conservatives too I am sure) do they believe in the devil ? I would think not since the Lord and the devil seem to be a little out of this world.

Can any atheist help me here?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I’ve long said your average Georgia voter is dumb as a bag of hair. Native Georgian Trump supporter can’t even comprehend an insult. It’s what you’d expect in a cult.
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Assume the position.
Smack.
Thank you sir may I have another?
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https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Animal+House+youtube+Please+sir%2c+may+I+have+more&qpvt=Animal+House+youtube+Please+sir%2c+may+I+have+more&view=detail&mid=A7BB0431E84D32395077A7BB0431E84D32395077&&FORM=VRDGAR

bethebalance
bethebalance

Trump says Woodward has credibility problems…
something something about glass houses….
and then the anonymous New York Times op-ed from a WH official more or less confirms the basics of the statements Woodward collected. Probably fake news, of course.
Of course, I thought the Op-Ed was about some commenters here at GAPol when it stated that “[commenters] veer off topic and off the rails…engages in repetitive rants, and…results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless [comments]”.

Now I know why some of y’all have man-crushes on him. It’s the joy of looking in the mirror.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Anonymous source? You mean Mike Pence?

bethebalance
bethebalance

He would have def been informed of the “whispers” about invoking the 25th amendment…

Noway2016
Noway2016

Totally unhinged!! LMAO!

bethebalance
bethebalance

What exactly is unhinged?
The author? The existence of the story itself?
The speculation as to who the source is?
Or your revelry in any of the circumstances?
Because the story and your revelry seem par for the course nowadays.
But if you think the story is just made up, then I would think your connection to the world of evidence is unhinged. I would at least prepare a bug-out bag for your mind in the event it all turns out to be true.

bethebalance
bethebalance

From the ongoing use of the Playground Playbook for Puerile Presidents: “The individual behind this piece has chosen to deceive, rather than support, the duly elected President of the United States. He is not putting country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people. This coward should do the right thing and resign.” To rephrase: “I’m not egotistical- you are!” It’s so clearly a projection of the Presidents’ character. How can you know that, you ask? Just as a starter, notice the assumption that the author of the piece was a man. That’s… Read more »

xdog
xdog

Possible op-ed authors:

1–Mike Pence. He wants to be potus now. Deep state gopers are prepping him to give the 25th amendment a go.

2–Stephen Miller. It’s a false flag operation. Part of the effort to conflate the nfl with America. Gotta get the base to the polls.

3–goper apparatchiks. They’ve realized that once the current shitshow ends they may need another job, and they’re justifying why they’re hanging on.

4–Christopher Steele. Continuing his efforts at fiction.

5–No one. What op-ed? Never happened. Fake news.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

A dumb southerner? Oh that hurts. More insults and by gosh that hits closer to home! Glad I am not from Alabama or Mississippi or that would have really hurt my feelings. Is it just me or has any lib offerered anything at these hearings or on this blog or for midterm campaign anything other than accusations of racism hate and insults!? I might have missed it over all the gnashing of teeth…a little Biblical lingo… I am going to have a hard time waking up to go vote in time before the polls close for the libs in November.… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump on Jeff “Short Bus” Sessions: “This guy is mentally retarded. He’s this dumb Southerner . . . He couldn’t even be a one-person country lawyer down in Alabama.”
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Someone that cult members otherwise refer to as “the best and the brightest”

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Trump would find a fine place on this blog!

“Short Bus” Sessions…That is pretty cute. Catchy even!

I hate to admit it but we have accused one guy we play golf with who has darker skin than I, of riding the “short bus”. He actually called it the “shote bus” ….We even accused him of licking the windows on that bus in freezing weather…Getting his tongue stuck…

I know that is sophomoric but we all did get a laugh and no one shot each other…

We should be ashamed of ourselves…

Benevolus
Benevolus

Good thing he didn’t call him ‘deplorable’. That would be unforgivable.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Do you see while we just laugh at all the name calling? Deplorable?! Really! We call ourselves worse things every morning! Yeah Y’’all need to ramp up your game or go home.

You have to remember that most Trump supporters are not your typical limp wristed, sniveling snowflake types. We can dish it out and we can take it.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Yes, the ‘it’ seems to be all you are interested in, unfortunately.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Good point! Trump only insulted one guy who arguably has not done a very good job… On the other hand, the Hildabeast, with her lousy personality, lazy work ethic, her un trustworthiness and horrible political instincts, succeeding and pissing off at least half of the country and lost A rigged election! I admit that is hard to do… Twice… And maybe a third time if we’re lucky.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I normally wouldn’t defend Hillary, but I’m not sure why you think she’s lazy. My concern is your asymmetric disdain for her, but you may be fine with a Pres. playing golf 3 days a week or whatever. Plus, literally every descriptor you gave Hillary also describes perceptions of Trump. I know you don’t like his personality, so…why not hate both Hillary and Trump equally?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Is asymmetric disdain is better conceptialized as impotent rage. I’m not joking either Noway or DTM (honestly, they’re the same person) already posted something about how “no amount of viagra” could make their penis work.
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I guess if I wasn’t getting laid, I’d be pissed at the world, too.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Trump clearly gets them excited.
Maybe they’ve just been barking up the wrong tree, so to speak.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

It would explain why their daddy issues.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I think there is a chunk of misunderstanding/stereotypes/prejudice about Southerners among some Northerners. I wonder if Trump admitted to saying it, would he then be viewed as an out-of-touch New York elitist?

Caroline
Caroline

If you have a southern accent you are mentally retarded according to Trump. So I would think he’s calling you, Noway and others here mentally retarded. Brian Kemp is apparently mentally retarded too.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Darn, another insult from Caroline! Poor ole Noway is retarded!! I guess he types with a southern accent and has been ridin’ dat shote bus! But at least he was smart enough to make 20 grand off Nike’s plunge when they hired that liberal hero, Colin “take a knee” Kaepernick! Here is a picture of ole Noway spending some of his easy cash flow! His boat is the bomb! Hey Noway what numbers should I play on the lottery tonight?! When it Rains it Pours! Noway can pull some fine babes!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Hey Caroline, are you going to expound on how conservatives support ethnic cleansing like you declared the other day?

I wanted to compare it to the Germans and the holocaust.

Its not nice to hurl insults that you can’t back up. Just ask Matt and Andrew.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Noway, do you think these brilliant libs will ever get tired of getting that a– beat by all of the things that they have called us? Would you want to tell your mom or dad you just got whooped by a person that was retarded (the most recent insult and not something to joke about if you ask me) a racist, a MFer, a liar, a murdering ethnic cleanser, a child molester, a women hater, a misogynist, a gay person, a gay hating person, an impotent person or someone that is just plain stupid? I sure wouldn’t. But that is… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

They got nuthin’ but insults. No surprise there! And the folks ain’t putting up with their s**t anymore. The Great Man pushes back after every one. Fake news, anonymous Op-Eds. Voter suppression efforts at its worst.

Caroline
Caroline

You didn’t read about the people that had their passports taken from them because they were Hispanic? You didn’t see where Trump is going to attempt to strip citizenship from Hispanics that are already citizens? It’s pretty obvious that he sees anybody who is not white as inferior.

Caroline
Caroline

Dude, that’s Trump that’s calling you mentally retarded not me. I guess this is why Trump thinks you’re mentally retarded because you can’t even tell who is insulting you.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“can’t even tell who is insulting you…” LOL! So far, that would be you, Drew, B, Balance and Dr. Munster.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Noway, I don’t try to insult you, just most of your posts.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Today’s offering from the Twitty Pulpit gives us some choice irony:

“Isn’t it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost. Don’t know why Washington politicians don’t change libel laws? — President Donald Trump

This from the jumped up salesman who pulls “facts” out of his ass at everyone of his ego rallies. Oh, about those libel law changes, one word, birther.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Somebody told Trump much that much of his base has a drawl, so he tweeted: . “The already discredited Woodward book, so many lies and phony sources, has me calling Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” and “a dumb southerner.” I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing. He made this up to divide.” . So who are you going to believe, your own eyes reading serial liar Trump’s twitter feed that called Chelsea Manning a traitor, or his 14 May tweet that included “leakers are traitors and cowards, and we… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Speaking of Trump’s serial lying, last night talking heads were discussing that Trump’s lawyers, after trying to prep him to meet with Mueller and answer questions, then argued to Mueller that Trump was unfit to testify under oath because he couldn’t help but perjure himself.

Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016

Actually, this Kapernick thing sure was good for Ol’ Noway! LMAO!! I bought puts when I heard Upper Colin was gonna be the new face of Nike!!! Covered ’em today! Made me a tidy 20k!!! Awwwww!!!! Nawwwwww!!! Should I be feelin’ White Guilt at my windfall?!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

No you didn’t. Liar.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Hey, when your a legend in our own mind, like the cult leader…..

Ellynn
Ellynn
Caroline
Caroline

To quote David Frum:
If the president’s closest advisers believe that he is morally and intellectually unfit for his high office, they have a duty to do their utmost to remove him from it, by the lawful means at hand. That duty may be risky to their careers in government or afterward. But on their first day at work, they swore an oath to defend the Constitution—and there were no “riskiness” exemptions in the text of that oath.

The person writing that has sold the country down the river just as much as Trump himself has.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Presumably it’s an appointee and if so, he’s failing to do his duty to his office and the country on two counts.
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He’s failing to act to seek removal of a dangerous and unfit President.
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He himself is choosing what is to be done and not done in contravention of his duty to the Executive Branch.
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When you’re a Republican, rule of law is what you need it to be to accomplish Republican ends.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

I don’t see how my comments were in any way “racist”. That sounds like what the crazy leftists do whenever a taboo subject is brought up.

Hell, we all can trace our roots back to Africa if we back far enough.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

And I think people are much more related by blood or marriage than most people even imagine.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Topical article given the recent comments from the President and Congress trying to get in on the act: https://www.wired.com/story/free-speech-is-not-the-same-as-free-reach/ A couple of excerpts: “These algorithms are invisible, but they have an outsized impact on shaping individuals’ experience online and society at large. Indeed, YouTube’s video-recommendation algorithm inspires 700,000,000 hours of watch time per day—and can spread misinformation, disrupt elections, and incite violence. Algorithms like this need fixing. But in this moment, the conversation we should be having—how can we fix the algorithms?—is instead being co-opted and twisted by politicians and pundits howling about censorship and miscasting content moderation as the… Read more »