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Yep. I was a George Will/Ronald Reagan/Al Laffer conservative.  I genuinely thought that if you cut taxes for the upper classes, then they would spend and invest and the economic result of that w

Are you all following the beef between Steve Schmidt and Ted Cruz et al on Twitter and I missed seeing it somewhere? It is fascinating. I think The Lincoln Project is getting under certain

So, my attorney wife likes this one local judge who is R. She appears before him regularly, thinks he rules fairly, blah blah blah. Apparently the winner of the Democratic nom is an asshat who she thi

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It’s quite amazing how Rs don’t ever advance any policies regardless of whether they are in power or not. They are useless. Useless pustules. 

I dunno. ‚ÄúBeing relentlessly punitive against brown people because they are to blame for literally everything‚ÄĚ is kind of a policy, and they‚Äôve sure pursued it.
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11 hours ago, Biff Tannen said:

It’s quite amazing how Rs don’t ever advance any policies regardless of whether they are in power or not. They are useless. Useless pustules. 

it is all about grifting for Rs

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11 hours ago, Biff Tannen said:

It’s quite amazing how Rs don’t ever advance any policies regardless of whether they are in power or not. They are useless. Useless pustules. 

What could their policies be? It’s just a grab bag from their 4 core groups. 

Racism (Southern Democrats post Civil Rights Act)

- stop browns from immigration 

- anti-BLM 

Evangelical (Great migration after Roe v Wade)

- stop abortion 

- put prayer in school 

Guns 

- 2A unlimited 

-  Thin Blue Line 

No Sharing Resources (fiscal conservatives)

- lower taxes 

- no regulations 

- free market when it benefits me 

- vote my pocketbook no matter what. 


new branch 

Trumpism 

- owning libs 

- conspiracy theories 

- Ultra Fear Monger 

 

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12 hours ago, Biff Tannen said:

It’s quite amazing how Rs don’t ever advance any policies regardless of whether they are in power or not. They are useless. Useless pustules. 

Well that’s the general MO...it’s always about what the Dems/Libs are GOING to do...take away your guns, abortions like food trucks, kill God, women with purple hair, etc.  

Me, I hate on the GOP for what they HAVE DONE.  Bungling covid, run up the deficit with a tax break for rich/companies, voter suppression, support an insurrection attempt, fail to convict on two clear cut impeachments, rollback regulations on the banking industry that lead to a recession, hypocritical approach on SCOTUS nominations, etc.  

In my mind those are two different things but somehow the rubes buy right into it via fear.  

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I think Hawley may have one chord of humanity in him somewhere after all.  his mother was a longtime school teacher in small-town Missouri.  

 

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4 minutes ago, Biff Tannen said:

Hawley voted yes?  Was that his first one?

I'm guessing Hawley isn't on that list because he wasn't in the Senate when DeVos came up for a vote.

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13 hours ago, Biff Tannen said:

It’s quite amazing how Rs don’t ever advance any policies regardless of whether they are in power or not. They are useless. Useless pustules. 

It has been an incredible strategy. Scream about how Government is broken and that only the GOP can help fix it. They get into power and break everything then get to go out to their constituents and say, "Hey! Look! Government is broken and only I can fix it". Rinse and repeat while only supporting bills that allow more dark money into the system along with suppressing voting to allow their minority have the view of the majority. 

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1 hour ago, Neonmoon said:

What could their policies be? It’s just a grab bag from their 4 core groups. 

Racism (Southern Democrats post Civil Rights Act)

- stop browns from immigration 

- anti-BLM 

Evangelical (Great migration after Roe v Wade)

- stop abortion 

- put prayer in school 

Guns 

- 2A unlimited 

-  Thin Blue Line 

No Sharing Resources (fiscal conservatives)

- lower taxes 

- no regulations 

- free market when it benefits me 

- vote my pocketbook no matter what. 


new branch 

Trumpism 

- owning libs 

- conspiracy theories 

- Ultra Fear Monger 

 

Hey look, there IS a Republican platform.  They just forgot to publish it.

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16 hours ago, washparkhorn said:

Damn - 13 different music key changes in one song. 

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To quote Charles Ives, the great American composer:

"...beauty in music is too often confused with something that lets the ears lie back in an easy chair. Many sounds that we are used to, do not bother us, and for that reason, we are inclined to call them beautiful...when a new or unfamiliar work is accepted as beautiful on its first hearing, its fundamental quality is one that tends to put the mind to sleep".
 

I admire CPAC and their willingness to challenge our lazy ears in terms of both tonality and temperament. It’s very forward looking stuff.

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52 minutes ago, SmokeyTheBear said:

It has been an incredible strategy. Scream about how Government is broken and that only the GOP can help fix it. They get into power and break everything then get to go out to their constituents and say, "Hey! Look! Government is broken and only I can fix it". Rinse and repeat while only supporting bills that allow more dark money into the system along with suppressing voting to allow their minority have the view of the majority. 

I think that by now there isn’t even really a promise to fix it, just to smash it up even more. 

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There are 50,000 lonely Japanese businessmen watching that video right now that are so beyond confusion.  They are literally inventing a new Japanese character to capture the sentiment.  

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1 hour ago, Lobo said:

There are 50,000 lonely Japanese businessmen watching that video right now that are so beyond confusion.  They are literally inventing a new Japanese character to capture the sentiment.  

There's also a white guy in Austin with a beagle that loves Back to the Future and Seinfeld that doesn't get it.

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The report also notes that the investigation into Jackson "was limited in scope and unproductive" as White House counsel under Trump insisted on being present at all interviews of current White House Medical Unit employees, which had a "potential chilling effect" on the probe.
 
"We determined that the potential chilling effect of their presence would prevent us from receiving accurate testimony," the report states, adding that fieldwork stopped for about 10 months, between October 11, 2018, and August 22, 2019, as the Department of Defense inspector general and White House counsel determined whether the White House would invoke executive privilege, which they ultimately did not do.

 
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13 hours ago, Neonmoon said:

What could their policies be? It’s just a grab bag from their 4 core groups. 

Racism (Southern Democrats post Civil Rights Act)

- stop browns from immigration 

- anti-BLM 

Evangelical (Great migration after Roe v Wade)

- stop abortion 

- put prayer in school 

Guns 

- 2A unlimited 

-  Thin Blue Line 

No Sharing Resources (fiscal conservatives)

- lower taxes 

- no regulations 

- free market when it benefits me 

- vote my pocketbook no matter what. 


new branch 

Trumpism 

- owning libs 

- conspiracy theories 

- Ultra Fear Monger 

 

Say what you will about the tenets of American conservatism, at least it’s an ethos. 

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27 minutes ago, Neonmoon said:
The report also notes that the investigation into Jackson "was limited in scope and unproductive" as White House counsel under Trump insisted on being present at all interviews of current White House Medical Unit employees, which had a "potential chilling effect" on the probe.
 
"We determined that the potential chilling effect of their presence would prevent us from receiving accurate testimony," the report states, adding that fieldwork stopped for about 10 months, between October 11, 2018, and August 22, 2019, as the Department of Defense inspector general and White House counsel determined whether the White House would invoke executive privilege, which they ultimately did not do.

 

If there's any one lesson to take from the Trump Administration, it's that obstruction works. Especially now that the R's are so entrenched in team play and so advantaged by the systems they exploit. And they weren't particularly savvy or organized about it. It's just that our institutions are not equipped to stand up to that level of blatant stonewalling. 

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I just realized 40%+ of this nation is on the Puddy side of the  Elaine/Puddy argument in the the Dealership episode.  Fucking idiot children.

 

ELAINE: I’m sorry, but the high-five is just so stupid.

PUDDY: Oh yeah? I’ll tell you what’s stupid. You..stupid.

ELAINE: Well, that is really mature.

PUDDY: Yeah? So are you.

ELAINE: Huh?

PUDDY: You’re the grease monkey.

ELAINE: That doesn’t make any sense!

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3 minutes ago, ChuckNorrisActionJeans said:

If there's any one lesson to take from the Trump Administration, it's that obstruction works. Especially now that the R's are so entrenched in team play and so advantaged by the systems they exploit. And they weren't particularly savvy or organized about it. It's just that our institutions are not equipped to stand up to that level of blatant stonewalling. 

We never realized the dumbest amongst us could take over and subvert half of the elected politicians.  It's pure madness.

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40 minutes ago, Pato del Muerto said:

Say what you will about the tenets of American conservatism, at least it’s an ethos. 

The problem is, that it really isn't.  It's much more of a pathos.

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17 hours ago, Hugo Stiglitz said:

In today’s cult news:

 

I'm coming around to the drone strike notion that someone had floated a few pages back ...

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15 hours ago, ChuckNorrisActionJeans said:

If there's any one lesson to take from the Trump Administration, it's that obstruction works. Especially now that the R's are so entrenched in team play and so advantaged by the systems they exploit. And they weren't particularly savvy or organized about it. It's just that our institutions are not equipped to stand up to that level of blatant stonewalling. 

This is a crazy story, almost all of the alleged bad behavior took place when the guy was serving in the Obama Administration. You’d think they’d jump at the chance to throw him under the bus to prove they took things like harassment and misconduct seriously while Obama let it slide.

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2 minutes ago, Hugo Stiglitz said:

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lol this is pathetic on ole Ronny Johnson's part. Our best political minds are presenting like 10th grade high school teachers. He does have a nice suit at least from what I can tell.

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18 hours ago, Biff Tannen said:

We never realized the dumbest amongst us could take over and subvert half of the elected politicians.  It's pure madness.

There was a man...

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(not an actual picture of Alexander Hamilton)

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15 minutes ago, DonkeyCigars said:

lol this is pathetic on ole Ronny Johnson's part. Our best political minds are presenting like 10th grade high school teachers. He does have a nice suit at least from what I can tell.

Teacher? I beg to differ.  This is the work of a 10th grade high school student.  And a poor student at that.

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