WHAT?! Alexander Vindman's Identical-Twin Brother Is the Deep State Official In Charge of Reviewing Bolton's Book for Declassification... You Know, the Same Book That Was Just Leaked to the Media During the Impeachment Trial

Incredible.



Meanwhile, even the New York Times' Trump-deranged Maggie Haberman can't help noticing that Bolton seems to have pecuniary motives here:



Posted by: Ace at 01:16 PM




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1 First!

Posted by: Flyguy at January 27, 2020 01:16 PM (3sOO0)

2 Its like a Bond movie.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 27, 2020 01:17 PM (JRaU+)

3 th

Posted by: ptschett at January 27, 2020 01:17 PM (uHE/j)

4 Top 10!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 27, 2020 01:17 PM (GLIuP)

5 I'm impressed with Lt. Col. Bearclaw's mom that she could pump out both of them and still live to tell the tale.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 27, 2020 01:17 PM (3sOO0)

6 meep meep motherfuckers!

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:17 PM (d7Ww2)

7 Top 5!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 27, 2020 01:17 PM (GLIuP)

8 2 Its like a Bond movie.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 27, 2020 01:17 PM (JRaU+)

The new one with the SJW chick Bond.

Posted by: Roy at January 27, 2020 01:18 PM (SUJyY)

9 Moar Donuts!

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 27, 2020 01:18 PM (88+cf)

10 How do you prove the Vindman brothers were communicating with each other?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 27, 2020 01:18 PM (1g7ch)

11 Trump can't defend himself from the deep state, because defending yourself from the deep state is obstruction of the deep state which apparently is an impeachable offense.

Posted by: tommylotto at January 27, 2020 01:18 PM (dYinJ)

12 ==Why do either of the Vindman brothers still work at the White House?==

Mistakes were made.

Posted by: corn and beans at January 27, 2020 01:18 PM (tkNkP)

13 Sedition, sabotage, espionage, treason - all just resume enhancers in DC !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 27, 2020 01:19 PM (zlgJP)

14 Why are they both still employed there???!?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 27, 2020 01:19 PM (bDqIh)

15 Spoiler: His twin brother is just him in a different colored hat.

Posted by: ... at January 27, 2020 01:19 PM (22laR)

16 If only Trump had known.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 01:19 PM (ZLI7S)

17 Enough with these Obama holdovers. Purge anybody who was hired before 2017.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:19 PM (RD7QR)

18 ==Why do either of the Vindman brothers still work at the White House?==

I thought they were relocated to the Cincinnati local office.

Posted by: Roy at January 27, 2020 01:19 PM (SUJyY)

19 Twins eh?

Posted by: Someguy at January 27, 2020 01:19 PM (0K0ay)

20 Does the brother fight the Battle of the Bulge, too.

Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (9q1l3)

21 So they've gone with Ken Starr to put everyone to sleep by reading the federalist papers. Bold strategy, cotton.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (F8rys)

22 I know it's comforting to say that Trump has this all under control, and that It's All Part of the Plan - but from my experience with officialdom, I think it's a lot more likely that all of D.C., on both sides, politically, is populated by the most brain dead fuckwits in the entire country.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (Kpl3J)

23 *throws in towel*

You know, it's adorable that I believed that anyone would be held accountable for anything ever.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (mf5HN)

24 5 I'm impressed with Lt. Col. Bearclaw's mom that she could pump out both of them and still live to tell the tale.
Posted by: Flyguy at January 27, 2020 01:17 PM (3sOO0)

You could lose a semi in there now and still have room to bring the wrecker in.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (RD7QR)

25 I should get a job on the NSC. With no requirements or rules around conflict of interest and being unfireable, I could get proper rich.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (I2dne)

26 Everything is weighted by good PR and bad PR but the minute this shitshow in the Senate is over Trump needs to clean house in all these outfits. Starting with these two a-holes.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (4thlk)

27 I'm no detective, but can't Trump simply fire - or at least reassign - these traitorous brothers?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (bkUtD)

28 did someone call the otters?

They may still be trading bat recipes.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (d7Ww2)

29 As no aid was held up and PDT did not press it when he had the Ukrainian president on the phone so EVEN if true (which it is not), it is a he said he said....

Bolton needs $$$

Posted by: The Man from Athens at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (GLIuP)

30 The Deep State is so deep you can feel it bumping against your prostate.

Posted by: zombie at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (fK2gX)

31 23 *throws in towel*

You know, it's adorable that I believed that anyone would be held accountable for anything ever.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (mf5HN)

You will be, for your incorrect vote.

Posted by: Roy at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (SUJyY)

32 Stick a fork in these Bolton allegations; they are more done than baby bat ribs.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (1CjJc)

33 I'm feeling good though, not having voted. Completely vindicated, even if my only comfort is my clarity of vision.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (Eg9+v)

34 Yeah, what the fuck is going on with this twin brother bullshit?!?

Our government is fucked in the head.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (ufFY8)

35 >>You know, it's adorable that I believed that anyone would be held accountable for anything ever.


*Proffers plate of Blondes to The Empress*


Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (9q1l3)

36 8 2 Its like a Bond movie.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 27, 2020 01:17 PM (JRaU+)

The new one with the SJW chick Bond.
Posted by: Roy at January 27, 2020 01:18 PM (SUJyY)

It's like the Woody Allen version of Casino Royale, except this one isn't funny and it makes even less sense.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (Kpl3J)

37 Trump is reminding people to WATCH his IMPEACHMENT trial. 

Let that sink in.
---
This needs repeated.

Remember: Trump said, on two different occasions "I caught them. I caught them all."

That was before the House voted.
Where not one single Republican broke ranks.

And he's said nothing about that since.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (vPKfA)

38 *throws in towel*

You know, it's adorable that I believed that anyone would be held accountable for anything ever.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (mf5HN)
++++++++++++
Welcome to the dark side, AtC. Pop some corn, kick back, and watch them tear each other apart until it all falls apart.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (I2dne)

39 For two years I listened to Hugh Hewitt on his radio show rave that John Bolton needed to be on Trump's National Security team... Bolton proved himself to be an incompetent Judas willing to stab Trump in the back because his feelings got hurt... Btw Hugh, stick to your yearly Super Bowl predictions for the Cleveland Browns... At least those predictions don't help to destroy our country/constitution.. Just the NFL dreams of Browns fans..

Posted by: STL Hawkeye at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (wvG1L)

40 >>Enough with these Obama holdovers. Purge anybody who was hired before 2017.


A couple weeks ago it was announced that the new NSC was drastically reducing the National Security Council staff, which had grown under Obama, from 400+ to about 130 people.


I have to wonder what Trump is up to keeping those two close.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (bDqIh)

41 Well, now we know why he wore his uniform to the hearing. It's his secret identity, like Clark Kent. Different shirt, glasses, different pastry crumbs on his chin. Perfect disguise.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (3sOO0)

42 23 *throws in towel*

You know, it's adorable that I believed that anyone would be held accountable for anything ever.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (mf5HN)

I keep arguing against civil war and they making me lose my argument.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (RD7QR)

43 Yevgeny...

A Ukranian-born...

We are corrupted by foreign spies LEGALLY EMPLOYED in ALL our government agencies.

Only government can be this stupid.

Posted by: Dansgirls at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (V25ON)

44 And weak sister Rombley jumped at the chance to call for more witnesses. Rot in hell, pathetic douche.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 27, 2020 01:22 PM (1CjJc)

45 Strange how these things just come along now, with anonymous sources. Easily pushed off when it is wrong.

Fall for it GOPe, you always do.

Posted by: Picric at January 27, 2020 01:22 PM (nonGu)

46 Atwan Bros.> Vindman Bros.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:22 PM (CqE5x)

47
I'm no detective, but can't Trump simply fire - or at least reassign - these traitorous brothers?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp


That would be even more evidence of impeachment! And impeachable in and of itself!

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:22 PM (5Pw++)

48
I'm no detective, but can't Trump simply fire - or at least reassign - these traitorous brothers?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp



I'm now firmly of the opinion that all the president's advisers and lawyers are IDIOTS.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (5Pw++)

49 23 *throws in towel*

You know, it's adorable that I believed that anyone would be held accountable for anything ever.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (mf5HN)

Yes, we use the pictures to create "Hang in there" and "Don't give up" motivational posters.

Posted by: Someguy at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (0K0ay)

50 The Deep State is so deep you can feel it bumping against your prostate.
Posted by: zombie at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (fK2gX)
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AAAAAAAAAAIIIIII!!!!!

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (jW9oF)

51 In the past, even here at AoS, people on the right admired "The 'Stache" John Bolton. Now he seems to have flipped sides and everyone hates him. What happened? Why did Trump hire him, and why did they have a falling out? Is it because Bolton was a pro-war "neocon" and Trump upset his plans to Invade All The Things? Or..? Someone help me out here.

Posted by: zombie at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (fK2gX)

52 >>You know, it's adorable that I believed that anyone would be held accountable for anything ever.



Maybe this will help: "I caught them all." -- Trump on 1/25

https://preview.tinyurl.com/qohbhxf

Posted by: Lizzy at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (bDqIh)

53 Ringo Starr>Bart Starr>Ken Starr

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (CqE5x)

54 Why has Ken Starr been dragged out of mothballs to bore us to death?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (myjNJ)

55 I am so goddammed tired of feeling as if the republicans want us to fail as much as the democrats do and that we have to fight them both. So tired.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (H8QX8)

56 If only Trump had known.
Well, that's the rub isn't it? You may think it is a keep your enemies close thing, I think it is a massive mistake.

Well see, although it probably matters not, other than to extend the senate trial.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (r+sAi)

57 Vindman has a twin brother? Mom must have bought a whole lot of donuts back in the day.

Posted by: wth at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (v0R5T)

58 10 How do you prove the Vindman brothers were communicating with each other?



Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 27, 2020 01:18 PM (1g7ch)


Ask Adam Schiff for phone records

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (zVXtJ)

59 Professor Ken Starr is putting me to sleep.

I want Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (q1Pj5)

60 Ken - we know why we are here. Drop the bombs already.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (F8rys)

61 Trump should send the Vindman brothers to Wuhan to investigate the coronavirus outbreak.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (LxWV7)

62 >>I have to wonder what Trump is up to keeping those two close.

So you're saying Trump knew the Vindman brothers were disloyal assholes who were leaking, knew that twin #2 was in charge of reviewing manuscripts, knew last November that Bolton had submitted a manuscript for review and still did't remove them?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (ZLI7S)

63 In the past, even here at AoS, people on the right admired "The 'Stache" John Bolton. Now he seems to have flipped sides and everyone hates him. What happened? Why did Trump hire him, and why did they have a falling out? Is it because Bolton was a pro-war "neocon" and Trump upset his plans to Invade All The Things? Or..? Someone help me out here.
Posted by: zombie at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (fK2gX)

Yes.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (CqE5x)

64 Prolly after the slimy Vindman testimony in front of the House the analysis in the WH was that re-assigning him or his bro right then would look vindictive. Clearly they should have done it anyway.

Posted by: corn and beans at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (tkNkP)

65 Yeah, Starr is very difficult to listen to.
He is wading through the weeds in a very undramatic way.
It is soporific.

My eyes are heavy.

I am getting sleepy.
Very sleepy.....


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (ufFY8)

66 Why are we letting such whiffy specimens hold trusted positions in the government? Where do Vindman's (either one of them) sentiments lie, with the U.S. or with Ukraine?

It's a valid question. Obviously the Ukis thought that one of the Vindmans would be suitable to manage Ukraine's defense, so that's where they thought his loyalties lay.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (YqDXo)

67 >>>I'm now firmly of the opinion that all the president's advisers and lawyers are IDIOTS.



Local talker made this point early this morning. Preibus and McMaster, etc, doomed this presidency from the start by suggesting these deep state scumbags. It took three years for Trump to get out from under. Almost an entire term wasted with deep state spies.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (bkUtD)

68 I'm no detective, but can't Trump simply fire - or at least reassign - these traitorous brothers?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (bkUtD)
+++++++++++
Technically yes. As I said on the earlier thread, though, he practically can't. Not yet. He has been under investigation the entire time. Hell, him firing one of the worst assholes in government lead to the Mueller farce.

Trump firing people means "obstruction" and constant, hand-tying, hamstringing investigation. Even if it doesn't, the Senate will slow-walk or flat-out deny his replacements whenever confirmation is needed - and they never recess anymore (which is a grotesque trick and Trump should forcibly recess them) so recess appointments are out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (I2dne)

69 What.
The.
Fuck.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (wtvvX)

70
Yeah, brilliants move: let's dust off the perceived villain of the failed clinton impeachment gambit.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (5Pw++)

71 This this smells like fake news. I'm holding off on calls for tar and feathers and lampposts. We should be doing that any way but not for this. Yet.

Posted by: Ripley at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (MxEKc)

72 I'm now firmly of the opinion that all the president's advisers and lawyers are IDIOTS.
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (5Pw++)

Has it ever NOT been this way?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (H8QX8)

73 Trump has gotten the left to side with John McCain, Mitt Romeny, and now John Bolton.

Pretty soon they'll all be quoting Regan.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (xfb67)

74

Is it too much to ask to have them all die in a fire moments before dying from ass cancer?

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (Tl7a9)

75 This Deep State is mighty incestuous.

Posted by: Guzalot at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (prSvo)

76 Deep State are Nightbloods.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (rMbRx)

77 Can't never trust twins.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (UrIEq)

78 This has all the earmarks of another Kavanaugh clown show mach of the endless liars.

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (mpXpK)

79 Of course.

Posted by: Of Course at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (I6tpa)

80 So if they get caught leaking, they'll both get promoted.

Not bad work if you can get it.

Posted by: jwest at January 27, 2020 01:26 PM (U6f/q)

81 Well, this certainly boosts the democrats case. lol

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 27, 2020 01:26 PM (YslsA)

82 Had every intention of watching today's impeachment proceedings, but this is awful. Time for a drink to get my BAC levels up before the half-cooked bat-eaters start coughing all over the place.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 27, 2020 01:26 PM (F8rys)

83 More Bourgeoisie-shevik assholes.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Underemployed in Greenland at January 27, 2020 01:26 PM (dwojT)

84 51
In the past, even here at AoS, people on the right admired "The 'Stache"
John Bolton. Now he seems to have flipped sides and everyone hates
him. What happened? Why did Trump hire him, and why did they have a
falling out? Is it because Bolton was a pro-war "neocon" and Trump upset
his plans to Invade All The Things? Or..? Someone help me out here.

Posted by: zombie at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (fK2gX)

That's because Red Team is Military Team, also known as 'go to war for any reason team.' You'll notice how much people still have the same apparent enemies as Bolton, even as they dislike his current posture...
(It's taken many people to get over being pwned by the Straussians.)

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:26 PM (Eg9+v)

85 >>Trump has gotten the left to side with John McCain, Mitt Romeny, and now John Bolton.

>>Pretty soon they'll all be quoting Regan.

He's even got them talking non-stop about Biden and corruption in Ukraine.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 01:26 PM (ZLI7S)

86 Noooooooo......

Posted by: Cannibal Blob 'cause I'm fat' at January 27, 2020 01:26 PM (hmgiv)

87 That's Lieutenant Colonel Twin Brother Vindman, plebes.

Posted by: wth at January 27, 2020 01:26 PM (v0R5T)

88 >>>Trump firing people means "obstruction" and constant, hand-tying, hamstringing investigation. Even if it doesn't, the Senate will slow-walk or flat-out deny his replacements whenever confirmation is needed - and they never recess anymore (which is a grotesque trick and Trump should forcibly recess them) so recess appointments are out.



I guess I was thinking how new presidents come in and immediately give pink slips to former staffers, ambassadors, etc.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:26 PM (bkUtD)

89 10 their offices are literally across the hall frmn each other.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (ABuva)

90 Is it too much to ask to have them all die in a fire moments before dying from ass cancer?
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM (Tl7a9)
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It is probably too much to hope for, but not too much to ask for.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (I2dne)

91 Trump has gotten the left to side with John McCain, Mitt Romeny, and now John Bolton.

Pretty soon they'll all be quoting Regan.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 27, 2020 01:25 PM
(xfb67)

I was thinking about that the other day. The people who hate McCain and Romney the most--that would be us-- VOTED for them.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (CqE5x)

92
Old and busted: Vindman "twin brother."New hotness: Deep State Cylons.

Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (yvnmY)

93 Thank you, garrett.

*noms sadly*

VDH has a very depressing article up about how the Dems are going to be left with trying to drive Trump to having a stroke.

Yeah, I think there's a probability that it will be darker than that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (mf5HN)

94 Everybody Knows

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (L106N)

95 >>> The Deep State is so deep you can feel it bumping against your prostate.
Posted by: zombie


The more the merrier, we say!!

Posted by: The Otters at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (ilTjN)

96 zombie - IIRC, Bolton has been hot to go to war with Iran, and as you've seen with Trump, he wants us to get out of the wars we're already in in the ME.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (bDqIh)

97 51
In the past, even here at AoS, people on the right admired "The 'Stache"
John Bolton. Now he seems to have flipped sides and everyone hates
him. What happened? Why did Trump hire him, and why did they have a
falling out? Is it because Bolton was a pro-war "neocon" and Trump upset
his plans to Invade All The Things? Or..? Someone help me out here.

Posted by: zombie at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (fK2gX)

That presumes that the line that Bolton has flipped is 100% manufactured BS. I am inclined to let the clock tick on that one.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (1CjJc)

98 Soothsayer - I was thinking the same thing. You can practically see the dust coming out of Starr's mouth as he speaks.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (F8rys)

99 Iran-Contra??? WTF??? Focus, man, focus!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (q1Pj5)

100 12 they don't. They work at NSC.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (ABuva)

101 We told you fuckheads to keep the government small.

Noooo, you thought you were smarter. You thought you were better.

All government officials are venal, smug, officious, stupid, controlling bastards.

It took a long time for the Federal government to get big enough to become a problem, but baby, they're big now, and they're anxious to make up for lost time.

Posted by: The Founding Fathers at January 27, 2020 01:28 PM (9t0Zz)

102 before the half-cooked bat-eaters start coughing all over the place.
Posted by: Eli Cash


I saw Half-Cooked Bat-Eaters open for Ozzy Osbourne at the Hammersmith Palais in '83.

Posted by: zombie at January 27, 2020 01:28 PM (fK2gX)

103 18 ==Why do either of the Vindman brothers still work at the White House?==

I thought they were relocated to the Cincinnati local office.
Posted by: Roy at January 27, 2020 01:19 PM (SUJyY)


Emissaries to Wuhan.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 27, 2020 01:28 PM (YqDXo)

104 yep

there are no conspiracies

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 27, 2020 01:28 PM (vEIlU)

105 51 In the past, even here at AoS, people on the right admired "The 'Stache" John Bolton. Now he seems to have flipped sides and everyone hates him. What happened? Why did Trump hire him, and why did they have a falling out? Is it because Bolton was a pro-war "neocon" and Trump upset his plans to Invade All The Things? Or..? Someone help me out here.

Posted by: zombie at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (fK2gX)

My assessment is that Trump uses his Secretary of State pick to present a certain image. When they no longer serve the purpose he needed them for, or they start to think they're allowed to drive policy, he gets rid of them.

Bolton was specifically hired for his aggro reputation imo. In order to scare the bejeezus out of some countries.

Posted by: Someguy at January 27, 2020 01:28 PM (0K0ay)

106 Begun, the bat wars have.

Posted by: Yoda at January 27, 2020 01:28 PM (l3+k2)

107 I guess I was thinking how new presidents come in and immediately give pink slips to former staffers, ambassadors, etc.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:26 PM (bkUtD)
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That was the biggest fuckup of his administration, yes - but even then, it would have resulted in the same outcome we have now in terms of constant investigation and impeachment. Remember, Crossfire Hurricane was in full swing and the groundwork had been laid. We might be better off overall had he purged the ranks *entirely* on day zero, but I am not certain of that. With folks like Priebus on the team, the new guys would have been more of the same (as they often were at the beginning).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (I2dne)

108 >>Old and busted: Vindman "twin brother."New hotness: Deep State Cylons.
Orphan Black Fatback

Posted by: Lizzy at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (bDqIh)

109 If Trump goes down in 2020 you can kiss goodbye to any hopes of dislodging the deep state. If it happens I'll look back on these four years as truly a lost opportunity. With Sessions and now Barr -- what a waste.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (H8QX8)

110 Old and busted: Vindman "twin brother."New hotness: Deep State Cylons.
Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM


Somebody get Gaius Baltar on the phone.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (3sOO0)

111 It's all one big nepotistic tribe.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (rMbRx)

112 >>It took a long time for the Federal government to get big enough to become a problem, but baby, they're big now, and they're anxious to make up for lost time.


Fucking FDR.

Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (9q1l3)

113 VDH has a very depressing article up about how the Dems are going to be left with trying to drive Trump to having a stroke.

Yeah, I think there's a probability that it will be darker than that.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (mf5HN)


I think so too. It's the limit of a logical progression.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (YqDXo)

114 You know, it's adorable that I believed that anyone would be held accountable for anything ever.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (mf5HN)

Yes!!! Plenty of room here in the water. Hard liquor and chocolate are over there.

Posted by: ... at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (22laR)

115 I'd say "for fuck's sakes", but all my fucks just up and fucked off.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (FOGOI)

116 I was thinking about that the other day. The people who hate McCain and Romney the most--that would be us-- VOTED for them.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (CqE5x)

Didn't. Last time I voted for Prez was Bush II's second term.

I've considered still voting in local elections, simply because they represent (potentially) more meaningful relationships.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (Eg9+v)

117 Vindman still works at the White House because the FED Gov is a steaming pile of horseshit and you can't fire, demote or move anyone because of gov rules.


Also, It appears that the warden in charge of the jail where Epstein was murdered has been promoted and is moving to a cushy command of a military correctional facility.


It's like the government is composed almost exclusively of Jaime Gorelick's.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (wm35G)

118 Ken, please.
Please.

What is your point?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (ufFY8)

119 Democrats are going to win on getting witnesses because of Bolton -- but if they were smart, they'd want to lose. LOL! You'd think they'd want to paint Republicans as engaging in a coverup, and at the same time avoid calling any witnesses that will blow up their case. Only way to do that is to lose on calling witnesses. It's probably why they worked so hard to insult the rinos. They'll get Bolton (not worth spit) and Trump gets the anonymous whistlebugger, Eric Ciaramella, and all the other coup conspirators. Watch for D's to scramble to avoid calling witnesses now. Time to stock up on popcorn!

Posted by: WTF is going on at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (hOtJL)

120 VDH has a very depressing article up about how the Dems are going to be left with trying to drive Trump to having a stroke.

Yeah, I think there's a probability that it will be darker than that.
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Yes. I do also. I think VDH does ALSO, but he can't publish that. He can publish that he thinks they will get around to a plan to kill TRUMP -- indirectly.

Posted by: simplemind at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (xrQ8Z)

121 Thank you, garrett.

*noms sadly*

VDH has a very depressing article up about how the Dems are going to be left with trying to drive Trump to having a stroke.

Yeah, I think there's a probability that it will be darker than that.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (mf5HN)
+++++++++++++++
I think VDH isn't red-pilled enough. They might be going for the slow burn and hoping he'll stroke out and die but someone's going to get impatient. I do fear that they will eventually move into the "hot lead" phase and just ice him.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (I2dne)

122 Allman Bros.> Doobie Bros>Ringling Bros>Warner Bros>Osmond Bros>Smith Bros>Vindman Bros.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (CqE5x)

123 All these sci-fi novels and movies promise me a future of wonderful clonings of beautiful people, and here we are in the present stuck with dumpy dopes like the Vindman twins.


Can the future get here faster?

Posted by: Ted K. at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (FJYfm)

124 They've been talking about calling Bolton for weeks, before they even passed the impeachment articles.

This last-minute hit has been in the work for weeks and has been sitting on the shelf until this moment when they needed it.

It is absolute bulshit or they would have played it before now. It's an avenatti-style play.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (phyXb)

125 >>> If Trump goes down in 2020 you can kiss goodbye to any hopes of dislodging the deep state.


Fact check: True.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (bkUtD)

126 This ought to be a shock, but it isn't.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (NWiLs)

127 New reality tv show idea: Put Ken Starr and Rob Mueller in a bar, feed them shots and see what happens when those 2 wild and craaaaazy guys let loose.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (F8rys)

128

I guess today will the president's legal team's day of pleading. This is pathetic.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:31 PM (5Pw++)

129 Made my comments about Vindman in the previous thread. The IG needs to be crawling up his ass.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 27, 2020 01:31 PM (jcBcB)

130 The Vindman twins go home and assume the 69 position to exchange "information". In the morning they break and do it all over again.

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at January 27, 2020 01:31 PM (CLteG)

131 So you're saying Trump knew the Vindman brothers were disloyal assholes who were leaking, knew that twin #2 was in charge of reviewing manuscripts, knew last November that Bolton had submitted a manuscript for review and still did't remove them?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM (ZLI7S)

CTH has an interesting article about this and seems to postulate that the whole Bolton thing is in part, a trap to identify the leak path. It suggests that the path might even lead directly to Schiff.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 27, 2020 01:31 PM (i0ykY)

132 I'm now firmly of the opinion that all the president's advisers and lawyers are IDIOTS.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:23 PM (5Pw++)


Note to the next outsider that becomes President - do not trust anyone from DC. If they've been in this town more than ten years, or worked for the prior administration, don't trust them. Get rid of them if you can.

A new person in the spot, even if incompetent, will not have the advantage of inside the beltway connections. Don't believe anyone extolling the virtues of "knowing how to work the system".

Anyone that knows how to work the system will work the system against you.

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:31 PM (0XvLg)

133 Who thought Ken Starr would be a good idea?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 27, 2020 01:31 PM (CQ3Qb)

134 New "Twilight Zone" episode:

"This Vindman Looks Like All The Others."

Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 01:31 PM (yvnmY)

135 Operation Kid Brother

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 27, 2020 01:31 PM (aKsyK)

136 "In the past, even here at AoS, people on the right admired "The 'Stache"

John Bolton. Now he seems to have flipped sides and everyone hates

him. What happened?"



Heck I remember some pretty lively discussions her back when Bush was still President of our Iraq and Afghanistan policies and especially the rules of engagement policies in fighting the war on terror. I think we liked Bolton's bluntness but his shine was wearing off pretty fast 10 years ago.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (4thlk)

137 Us was a docudrama.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (rMbRx)

138 VDH has a very depressing article up about how the Dems are going to be left with trying to drive Trump to having a stroke.
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He'll drive them to strokes, heart attacks and various cancers before they get him.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (CqE5x)

139 >>Made my comments about Vindman in the previous thread. The IG needs to be crawling up his ass.

Well that's not happening. The Intel IG is the guy who helped start this farce in the first place.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (ZLI7S)

140

Starr should have said "handing out pens" but soon will be handing out Depends.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (vEIlU)

141 MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF VINDMANS!

Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (yvnmY)

142 Made my comments about Vindman in the previous thread. The IG needs to be crawling up his ass.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 27, 2020 01:31 PM (jcBcB)
++++++++
Allow me to channel the IG and jump right to the end:
* Mistakes were made
* No evidence of bias
* Recommend strong response
* Referring to DoJ for next phase of coverup.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (I2dne)

143 More Bourgeoisie-shevik assholes.

This isn't directed at you, but your comment reminded me of something.

Does anyone else feel near uncontrollable rage when you hear the term, "bougie" to describe something fancy, expensive, flashy, whatever?

I swear, I want to put my fist through people's teeth when they use that stupid word.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (9t0Zz)

144 Man, we're at war

and the GOP still doesn't get it

Posted by: REDACTED at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (rpxSz)

145 It's not me who is deranged. It's everyone else. Now write my next column for me and shut up otherwise.

Posted by: Jonah Goldbrick at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (NVYyb)

146 John Bolton lacked criminal intent to plagiarize my marketing strategy.

Posted by: Lord Comey at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (ATCV4)

147 >>Man, we're at war

>>and the GOP still doesn't get it


The GOP specializes in locating Hills to Surrender.

Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (9q1l3)

148 Okay, where is that damned gong?

Posted by: zombie Chuck Barris at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (ufFY8)

149 These intersecting clans are so incestuous. Between politicians, media, Hollywood, government officials....they should all be strumming banjos on some porch in Appalachia.

Posted by: Cheri at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (oiNtH)

150 Vindman Davis Hanson.

Former California gentleman farmer/professor/writer.
Current mutant Deep State go-fer.

Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (ZS9TG)

151 50 The Deep State is so deep you can feel it bumping against your prostate.
Posted by: zombie at January 27, 2020 01:21 PM (fK2gX)


for us ladies, think "cervix"

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (Rarvo)

152 Yes. I do also. I think VDH does ALSO, but he can't
publish that. He can publish that he thinks they will get around to a
plan to kill TRUMP -- indirectly.

Posted by: simplemind at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (xrQ8Z)

They at least have the sense to know that any explicit attempt would completely blow their stack at this point, such are the vagaries of soft power.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (Eg9+v)

153 Operation Bearclaw II. Mega Carb Boogaloo.

Posted by: Muad'dib at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (sjdRT)

154 Ken Star: exit, stage right --->

What a boring oration!

Posted by: Dansgirls at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (V25ON)

155 If Trump goes down in 2020 you can kiss goodbye to any hopes of dislodging the deep state.


Fact check: True.
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We're counting on it!

Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (Oxknn)

156 Who thought Ken Starr would be a good idea?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 27, 2020 01:31 PM (CQ3Qb)

What point is he trying to make?
I feel cheated.

I thought they were gonna destroy Schiff

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (CqE5x)

157 122 Allman Bros.> Doobie Bros>Ringling Bros>Warner Bros>Osmond Bros>Smith Bros>Vindman Bros.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (CqE5x)

[Perks up] Maybe we can get the Vindman brothers tied to the whipping post?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (RD7QR)

158 Vindman reminds of mike myers as Dr Evil in the Austin powers movies

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (M+Lyo)

159 What are the chances that a single Trump appointee or hire remains employed in the federal gubmint once Sanders/Biden/Warren get sworn in? ZERO.

Mostly because it won't happen. But you get my point.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (F8rys)

160 So they've gone with Ken Starr to put everyone to sleep by reading the federalist papers. Bold strategy, cotton.
Posted by: Eli Cash at January 27, 2020 01:20 PM (F8rys)


I know. I would have stayed on the phone longer

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (vEIlU)

161
I can only guess Ken Starr is out there to buy time until the president's team figures out the wtf is going.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (5Pw++)

162 I sincerely hope Starr is an emergency last minute placeholder while something big is planned for the afternoon defense. Lull everybody to complacency and then BOOM!

Posted by: corn and beans at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (tkNkP)

163 Ken, please.
Please.

What is your point?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 27, 2020 01:29 PM (ufFY
........

The boredom will continue until morale improves.

Posted by: wth at January 27, 2020 01:34 PM (v0R5T)

164 Vindman Davis Hanson.

Former California gentleman farmer/professor/writer.
Current mutant Deep State go-fer.
Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (ZS9TG)

Huh?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:34 PM (CqE5x)

165 >>CTH has an interesting article about this and seems to postulate that the whole Bolton thing is in part, a trap to identify the leak path. It suggests that the path might even lead directly to Schiff.

The thought had crossed my mind. The leak hasn't been been out for a day and already the DOJ and Trump's Chief of Staff have denied what is said about them in the leak.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 01:34 PM (ZLI7S)

166 I've heard of microscopic slides of mouth swabs from co-eds in an 8am lab class that were more entertaining.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 27, 2020 01:34 PM (q1Pj5)

167 91 I was thinking about that the other day. The people who hate McCain and Romney the most--that would be us-- VOTED for them.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (CqE5x)

Did we have any choice? We got who the RNCe wanted us to have. I have never liked McShitty or Rombley but I held my nose and voted for them. That will never happen again.

Posted by: Vic at January 27, 2020 01:34 PM (mpXpK)

168 Sessions is my number one disappointing asshole shitbag from this last 3 years. Lot of candidates but it's frankly not close. He was halfway round the track before most of these others fuckers heard the starting pistol.

Posted by: ... at January 27, 2020 01:34 PM (22laR)

169 These intersecting clans are so incestuous. Between politicians, media, Hollywood, government officials....they should all be strumming banjos on some porch in Appalachia.
Posted by: Cheri at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (oiNtH)
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There is no collusion or conspiracy between the media and the administrative bureaucracy and the democrat party and more than there is collusion or conspiracy between business units in a corporation.

They are of the same body. They are one complex. The administrative state, the press and the party are one thing. They don't always agree but they are the same organization.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:34 PM (I2dne)

170 Sasse voted for more witnesses
When it came time to vote on the nomination, he fell in line

He sold that moment of treachery for a 24 hour news cycle--that's all he got

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 27, 2020 01:34 PM (vPKfA)

171 Yes. I do also. I think VDH does ALSO, but he can't
publish that. He can publish that he thinks they will get around to a
plan to kill TRUMP -- indirectly.

Posted by: simplemind at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (xrQ8Z)

They at least have the sense to know that any explicit attempt would completely blow their stack at this point, such are the vagaries of soft power.
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Sugar, puhleez. We'll just wind up some nut case and point them at the president.

Works every time, except Reagan. Lucky SOB.

Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (b20WO)

172 Allman Bros.> Doobie Bros>Ringling Bros>Warner Bros>Osmond Bros>Smith Bros>Vindman Bros.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (CqE5x)

[Perks up] Maybe we can get the Vindman brothers tied to the whipping post?
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (RD7QR)

There's No Way Out, unfortunately

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (CqE5x)

173 "If Trump goes down in 2020 you can kiss goodbye to any hopes of dislodging the deep state.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice"



Not to mention they will be very annoyed and pissed at their subjects for trying.

Posted by: Ripley at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (MxEKc)

174 >>something big is planned for the afternoon defense. Lull everybody to complacency and then BOOM! Posted by: corn and beans at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (tkNkP)

Please, Crom, let it be Norm MacDonald.

Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (ZS9TG)

175 Ken Starr or Sominex? Hmmm, which to choose for this afternoon's nap.

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (7ZQe3)

176 Chang and Eng Bunker > Vindman Twins

Posted by: wth at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (v0R5T)

177 The Vindmans are anti-Trump leakers. Who coulda known?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (r+sAi)

178 166
I've heard of microscopic slides of mouth swabs from co-eds in an 8am lab class that were more entertaining.


Posted by: Count de Monet at January 27, 2020 01:34 PM (q1Pj5)

Apparently the receiver of those tadpoles was a One, by definition.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (ufFY8)

179 Trump can't fire anyone at this point, otherwise they will impeach him for it. His hand are tied.
At this point Trump should trust no one. How many others will be writing backstabbing books?

Posted by: redridinghood at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (wiXsO)

180 Fuck you.

Posted by: The Smothers Brothers at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (22laR)

181 Topski. Menski.

Posted by: nip at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (Izot6)

182 Of course VDH is correct. It's inevitable they will start trying actual violence, and not just against PDJT. How do we know? Well, James Hodgkinson will fill you in on all the details.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (NVYyb)

183 Works every time, except Reagan. Lucky SOB.
Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (b20WO)

What about me? Two chicks fired and missed. In the same month!

Posted by: Jerry Ford at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (CqE5x)

184 My personal Hell will be an eternity listening to Hugh Hewitt and Ken Starr.

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (0XvLg)

185 Someone please tell me ... Is that AOC quote in sidebar real or a quasi-Babylon Bee snerk job??

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (jTIj6)

186 Does anyone else feel near uncontrollable rage when you hear the term, "bougie" to describe something fancy, expensive, flashy, whatever?

I swear, I want to put my fist through people's teeth when they use that stupid word.
Posted by: bonhomme at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (9t0Zz)

I have never heard it used in that context, although I get what it means.

"Bougie" is also French for "spark plug".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (LxWV7)

187 I swear, I want to put my fist through people's teeth when they use that stupid word.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 27, 2020 01:32 PM (9t0Zz)

The Bourgeoise are generally decent people who are very careful with their money. They lack any outstanding virtues other than perhaps temperance, and the average socialist is reminded by them that their revolutions failed to do anything but make everyone powerful into someone Bourgeois, including themselves.

And these people lack even temperance... imagine being bourgeois but not being able to handle money or fidelity... just... oosh.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (Eg9+v)

188 It is a lie until prove to be a lie.
But it is an unsourced lie.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (pw+jk)

189 >>>Sasse voted for more witnesses
When it came time to vote on the nomination, he fell in line



Repeated for the other state. Oklahoma, can you do no better?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (bkUtD)

190 you know, yall called it 100% correctly that the GOPe would manage to fuck this up.

I'm not sure PDT stays in office now.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (d7Ww2)

191 Please, Crom, let it be Norm MacDonald.
Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM


Crom does not listen to the prayers of men. He sits alone under his mountain.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (3sOO0)

192 I've woken up in a Kafka novel.

Posted by: kathysaysso at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (vkS2Z)

193 I was thinking about that the other day. The people who hate McCain and Romney the most--that would be us-- VOTED for them.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:27 PM (CqE5x)


We were discussing on the Twats today about being more bitter about voting for Romney than for McCain.

I voted for McCain knowing full well that he loathed me as much as I loathed him but needs must.

I WAS SO STUPID I BELIEVED ROMNEY'S FLIP FLOP TO SEVERE CONSERVATIVE.

*feels the shame*

*goes to the box*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (mf5HN)

194 Come on. Where the hell are we gonna find a crazy unhinged nutcase who hates the president?

Posted by: The Left at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (22laR)

195 51, Zombie, a lot of people liked John Bolton because he seemed to at least be an enemy of liberal Democrats during the later Bush years and to the weak kneed Gope Senators.

The conservative media did not help ordinary folks understand exactly who these people were as they were after national greatness by spreading democracy throughout the Middle East, NK, etc. John Bolton fit right into that crowd.

From my experience in DC, Pres. Truman's quote is apropos--want a friend in DC--get a dog. You have a lot of high functioning sociopaths in the EOP, bureaucracy, Congress, and even the courts that literally do not care what happens to others but are always looking out for no. 1.

These critters are on both sides of the aisle and when I have to make business trips to DC, I am always amused and appalled at the same time observing our charmless political class at work and play. The ones that get their heart broken as true believers are the ones that leave DC while the burnt crud at the bottom of the pan are the true eternal residents of the bipartisan swamp.

The glazed desire that you observe on the infected that crave power/social status/money more than any virtue used to be called Potomac Fever.

Posted by: whig at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (EUDB2)

196 Appropos of nothing....


I watched the Grammy's last night as a goof.


Every second I watched was horrifying.


To call the state of popular music drek is to understate how truly awful it is.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (wm35G)

197 Vindman's commander, and his commander, and his commander all need to be fired immediately. If they had a lick of sense, both vindmans would have been reassigned from the Whitehouse because of the conflict.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (dNzKv)

198 VDH has a very depressing article up about how the Dems are going to be left with trying to drive Trump to having a stroke.

Yeah, I think there's a probability that it will be darker than that.
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Yes. I do also. I think VDH does ALSO, but he can't publish that. He can publish that he thinks they will get around to a plan to kill TRUMP -- indirectly.
Posted by: simplemind at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (xrQ8Z)


the left shot up an entire gop baseball team

smashed a guy into losing his memory with a bike lock - doing brain damage

they swarm into stores like feral rodents and steal directly from hard working store owners

they attack people walking into their homes, including a woman who tried to help

you can hear the violence in their speak, but also in the actions they condone and advocate for

look at what hollywood, obama, holder were and are still saying?

punch them
kick them
bush's head on a pike in got
severed dripping blood fake head of our potus
killing cops - antifa and black lives matters

Trump winning again this year will make THEM have strokes

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (vEIlU)

199 Works every time, except Reagan. Lucky SOB.
Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (b20WO)

What about me? Two chicks fired and missed. In the same month!

Posted by: Jerry Ford
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We were just trying to get your attention. And we did. If we wanted you dead, we'd a sent an ex marine.

Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (zqmPE)

200 It is very simple, ANY RINO who breaks rank and votes against PDT on anything, is DEAD to me now and for ever. That means anyone especially any Mormon lisping cock sucker and any bind scrunt from Maine.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (nRk/c)

201 I am amazed that Ken Starr can actually be more boring that Adam dipSchiff.

That is quite an achievement.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (ufFY8)

202 I have never heard it used in that context, although I get what it means.

"Bougie" is also French for "spark plug".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (LxWV7)
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No, it is an ignorant American inner-city corruption of "bourgeoisie."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (I2dne)

203 I watched as people who should know better talked about how Trump fired the Ukrainian ambassador...

This is another thing I don't believe Trump understands. Ambassadors, traditionally and through the present, should always be friends, family and the most loyal supporters. In fact, I can't picture a situation where an ambassador should be a State Department dickhead.

Every embassy has plenty of "experts" on the country they are in. An ambassador has always been and needs to be a direct line to the president. The foreign leader needs someone who can convey to the president their thoughts and meanings without the filter of the deep state. From the beginnings of governments, the most important foreign positions have always been marked by the closest relation to the opposing leader.

Only be having someone who knows and trusts the president to communicate through can the president trust that he is operating with the correct information.

Posted by: jwest at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (U6f/q)

204 I hope Bret Baier has the common sense to ignore this whole Bolton tempest in a teacup. He's sunk so far that making a big deal out of this could be the complete end of his audience.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (NVYyb)

205 "I'm not sure PDT stays in office now."


Snap the fuck out of it. Really.

Posted by: nip at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (Izot6)

206 182
Of course VDH is correct. It's inevitable they will start trying actual
violence, and not just against PDJT. How do we know? Well, James
Hodgkinson will fill you in on all the details.


Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (NVYyb)

As a general rule, assassination attempts seem related to mob connections (which both Kennedy and Reagan had) and not specifically to making the Left angry.

Different crew, different methods.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (Eg9+v)

207 The answer is: Ken Starr is *never* a good idea.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (XN+hF)

208 I'm not sure PDT stays in office now.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (d7Ww2)

Of course he does. And he gets reelected. Just keep your powder dry and get your popcorn ready.

Posted by: ... at January 27, 2020 01:39 PM (22laR)

209
Trump winning again this year will make THEM have strokes
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and we can't allow that.

Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:39 PM (OX0ob)

210 Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (nRk/c)

Dude - you gotta' quit holding this stuff in. It's gonna' eat you, like a cancer.

Let it go !!! Tell us how you feel !!!

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:39 PM (0XvLg)

211 Zzzzzzzzzzzz........

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 27, 2020 01:39 PM (7ZQe3)

212 I am amazed that Ken Starr can actually be more boring that Adam dipSchiff.

That is quite an achievement.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (ufFY

???
I have not sean Starr on Below Deck?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 27, 2020 01:39 PM (nRk/c)

213 I'm not sure PDT stays in office now.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (d7Ww2)


he's not going anywhere

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 27, 2020 01:39 PM (vEIlU)

214 Former California gentleman farmer/professor/writer.
Current mutant Deep State go-fer.
Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (ZS9TG)

Given that Hanson broke with NR over his support for Trump, this makes no sense.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 27, 2020 01:39 PM (hgr0v)

215 >>To call the state of popular music drek is to understate how truly awful it is.



Did The Black Pumas win for Best New Artist?

Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:39 PM (9q1l3)

216 199 Works every time, except Reagan. Lucky SOB.
Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (b20WO)

What about me? Two chicks fired and missed. In the same month!

Posted by: Jerry Ford
======
We were just trying to get your attention. And we did. If we wanted you dead, we'd a sent an ex marine.
Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (zqmPE)

All I got was a damn rabbit

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (7HtZB)

217 I'm not sure PDT stays in office now.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (d7Ww2)

your joking I hope?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (nRk/c)

218 208 I'm not sure PDT stays in office now.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (d7Ww2)

Of course he does. And he gets reelected. Just keep your powder dry and get your popcorn ready.
Posted by: ... at January 27, 2020 01:39 PM (22laR)

Keep the popcorn dry, too. Soggy popcorn is nasty.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (NWiLs)

219 As a general rule, assassination attempts seem related to mob connections (which both Kennedy and Reagan had) and not specifically to making the Left angry.

Different crew, different methods.
=======
There is only one party. Its us.

Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (Hf7fR)

220
I dunno.... but...... (and hear me out here)

.... Im thinking Bolton still hates the swamp, Democrats and the MSM WAAAAAAAY more than any animus he harbors towards Trump and the Administration. Remember the left fucking HATES Boltons fuckin' guts.

So..... what if this is all a ruse to get witnesses called and Bolton simply shreds the Democrats when he's on the stand and leaves them with not a thing to hide behind??

I can see that.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (8XRCm)

221 All these sci-fi novels and movies promise me a future of wonderful clonings of beautiful people, and here we are in the present stuck with dumpy dopes like the Vindman twins.


Can the future get here faster?
Posted by: Ted K. at January 27, 2020 01:30 PM (FJYfm)

It got here years ago. The billionaires and sultans get the good clones.
Government gets low-bid clones. See how it works?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (z79tQ)

222 Keep the popcorn dry, too. Soggy popcorn is nasty.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (NWiLs)


And check your flapper valves.

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (0XvLg)

223 Starr must have taught in Law School, right.
Bet his students had to take meth to stay awake.

Posted by: Jerry Ford at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (CqE5x)

224 Soggy popcorn is nasty.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (NWiLs)

Depends why it is soggy

Posted by: Smiling Dog in Corner at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (nRk/c)

225 I voted for McCain knowing full well that he loathed me as much as I loathed him but needs must.

I WAS SO STUPID I BELIEVED ROMNEY'S FLIP FLOP TO SEVERE CONSERVATIVE.

*feels the shame*

*goes to the box*
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (mf5HN)

Puttin' on da foil, coach!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (NWiLs)

226 185
Someone please tell me ... Is that AOC quote in sidebar real or a quasi-Babylon Bee snerk job??

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (jTIj6)

===========
Just click it and you'll see it is Muldoon. Not a hard thing to do.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (NVYyb)

227 In the meantime, Trump is gonna give the Palis another shot at showing what actual intractable assholes they are, which makes me laugh.

On the outside chance in hell they agree to something, another win for Trump, in fact historical you might say.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (r+sAi)

228 Works every time, except Reagan. Lucky SOB.
Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:35 PM (b20WO)

What about me? Two chicks fired and missed. In the same month!

Posted by: Jerry Ford
======
We were just trying to get your attention. And we did. If we wanted you dead, we'd a sent an ex marine.
Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (zqmPE)

All I got was a damn rabbit

Posted by: Jimmy Carter
=========
Okay, truth is, sometimes we get bored.

Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (Hf7fR)

229 Well good news is most of the Deep State is at an age to die from the airborne Bat-SARS. So give this new flu a couple of years....

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (rMbRx)

230 I once saw my penis in the mirror. It was embarrassing.

Posted by: Ken Starr at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (CLteG)

231

I just figured out Ken Starr's point:

Senators, let's repeat the wisdom of the senators of 1998 and end this process now before it tears apart the nation.

In other words, Ken Starr is up there now saying his impeachment of Clinton was stupid and pointless and bad for the country.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (5Pw++)

232 They gave the Grammy to Billie Eillish?

What a fucking joke.

Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (9q1l3)

233 Billie Eyelash won all the awards.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (XN+hF)

234 As a general rule, assassination attempts seem related to mob connections (which both Kennedy and Reagan had) and not specifically to making the Left angry.

Different crew, different methods.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (Eg9+v)



soros

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (vEIlU)

235 argh, sorry. I'm just getting suckered in by the water cooler talk around here. you cannot imagine the glee. I hate Seattle.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (d7Ww2)

236 Snap the fuck out of it. Really.


ikr? chill about the Chinese Flu, freaking about John Bolton's memoirs

no offense Nurse, but healthcare workers are often surprisingly low-reaction to HC-related things they THINK they know "more" about. I get why this is (they need to feel in control in their work environment). But I don't exactly trust healthcare workers to have the right perspective because of it, unless said HC worker was a direct relative or very close friend.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (Rarvo)

237 179, redridinghood, if it makes you feel better, Trump is a fan of Sun Tzu which emphasizes deception, feigning weakness, etc. and not making frontal attacks.

Here are some of the pithier sayings. https://preview.tinyurl.com/ujbwmfd

Posted by: whig at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (EUDB2)

238 >>Billie Eyelash won all the awards.


15 year old girls and pedophiles must love her work.

Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (9q1l3)

239 The Bourgeoise are generally decent people who are very careful with their money. They lack any outstanding virtues other than perhaps temperance, and the average socialist is reminded by them that their revolutions failed to do anything but make everyone powerful into someone Bourgeois, including themselves.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:36 PM (Eg9+v)

I thought it referred to anything "middle class".

Posted by: BignJames at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (X/Pw5)

240 Sean Davis @seanmdav
48s
NYT reporter who peddled Bolton's book spin, which has now been directly contradicted on the record by both Trump and AG Bill Barr, is already starting to back away from Bolton's alleged claims.
Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

Bolton left the White House on terrible terms and was not always seen as a reliable narrator by colleagues. The he said/he said of him versus Trump on tying the aid to investigations is testing that in a pronounced way.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (BqBId)

241 @215

Nope Billy Eilish won best new artist except Billie Eilish has been around for 3 years already.


So once again they Grammy's pull a Jethro Tull.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (wm35G)

242 I think it's time for Sekulow or Cippolone to get Starr's attention and give him the "cut it off" sign....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (CqE5x)

243 Bolton is a failure who lost his job. Why would anybody listen to his dumb ass?

Posted by: Fritz at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (ATCV4)

244 Ringo Starr>Bart Starr>Ken Starr
Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:24 PM


Death Star > Ringo Starr > Bart Starr > Ken Starr

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (ejd/p)

245 >>> argh, sorry. I'm just getting suckered in by the water cooler talk around here. you cannot imagine the glee. I hate Seattle.



It's okay, we ALL have Seattle.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (VWp7G)

246 158 Vindman reminds of mike myers as Dr Evil in the Austin powers movies
Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 27, 2020 01:33 PM (M+Lyo)

Nah, just a fat bolshie in uniform on Soviet May Day

Posted by: CN at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (ONvIw)

247 232 They gave the Grammy to Billie Eillish?

What a fucking joke.
Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (9q1l3)

Zero. Talent.

I read that her parents are industry insiders and her whole career was manufactured. Sounds about right. I couldn't make it through a minute of her "song of the year."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (XN+hF)

248 I just figured out Ken Starr's point:



Senators, let's repeat the wisdom of the senators of 1998 and end this process now before it tears apart the nation.



In other words, Ken Starr is up there now saying his impeachment of Clinton was stupid and pointless and bad for the country.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (5Pw++)

Why didn't he just say that right out?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (ufFY8)

249 TheRealDonaldTrump
45s

BORING. Nice guy, though.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (CqE5x)

250 *scratching Ken Starr off list of personal defense lawyers*

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (0XvLg)

251 No, it is an ignorant American inner-city corruption of "bourgeoisie."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (I2dne)

Yeah, I got that. Just saying I have never heard it actually used by real people.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (LxWV7)

252 Have you tried listening to Billie Eillish?

It's fucking torture.

Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (9q1l3)

253

The Olson Twins gave us syphilis!

Posted by: The Vindman Twins at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (Tl7a9)

254 Where does Brenda Starr fit in there?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (XN+hF)

255 Watching Ken Starr is like seeing the Public Defender in My Cousin Vinny stutter his way through the first witness. Painful.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (q1Pj5)

256 235 argh, sorry. I'm just getting suckered in by the water cooler talk around here. you cannot imagine the glee. I hate Seattle.

I can certainly imagine - I'm in Philadelphia

again I worry about the state of HC workers if they're so gleeful! hmm... at least here in Philly the people who work in hospitals tend to be apolitical and super jaded

you guys need more "diversity"

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (Rarvo)

257 *hate Seattle*

Damned fat fingers.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (VWp7G)

258 ...she's no Lorde.

Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (9q1l3)

259 The Vindmann Wars have begun.

Posted by: zombie at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (fK2gX)

260 wait is that a real tweet by the President?!!?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (Rarvo)

261
I thought it referred to anything "middle class".

Posted by: BignJames at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (X/Pw5)

Originally it referred to something like a mercantile elite, but even the term middle class did not refer to some middle portion of a country initially.

Posted by: Someguy at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (0K0ay)

262 Sometimes I like to stand in the corner and, you know, just look at the cracks.

Posted by: Ken Starr at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (CLteG)

263 258 ...she's no Lorde.

She's Fiona Apple without the couple good songs and the sexy video.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (XN+hF)

264 So proud of M's Grammy!

Posted by: Barry O at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (skmtz)

265 ugh JoeF you got me again!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (Rarvo)

266 Death Star > Ringo Starr > Bart Starr > Litte Debbies Star Crunch > Ken Starr

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (0XvLg)

267 I thought it referred to anything "middle class".
Posted by: BignJames at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (X/Pw5)
+++++++++++++
It does. Same point applies - middle-class people are generally working for a living, raising their families, trying to get ahead, and being successful (and sometimes *very* successful). Socialists hate 'em and think they're vampires.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (I2dne)

268 204
I hope Bret Baier has the common sense to ignore this whole Bolton
tempest in a teacup. He's sunk so far that making a big deal out of this
could be the complete end of his audience.


Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 27, 2020 01:38 PM (NVYyb)

________


His buddy Brian Kilmeade wet his panties all morning about it on his radio show.

Posted by: ShainS, Club Gulag > Club Gitmo at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (V7qW2)

269 PRO TIP
Never Never hire male twins

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (nRk/c)

270 Fuck John Bolton

I still can't believe our side loved this guy because he wanted to launch a bunch of pointless Middle East wars. We really were such a different ideology then. Had this guy had his way, we'd probably be $20 trillion in debt building the Middle East while our own bridges are collapsing.

Posted by: Blago at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (sjTfF)

271 >>> I read that her parents are industry insiders and her whole career was manufactured. Sounds about right. I couldn't make it through a minute of her "song of the year."
Posted by: Guy Smiley

The "Nancy Sinatra Effect".

Posted by: The Otters at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (ilTjN)

272 >>>I read that her parents are industry insiders and her whole career was manufactured. Sounds about right. I couldn't make it through a minute of her "song of the year."



A few years ago, Tosh.0 had a segment which showed how many Hollywood superstars got there because of their parents. The list was very long.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (VWp7G)

273 soros

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (vEIlU)

Soros is an anarchist, not a mobster. Remember that insults are not substantive (they're just smears.) Reagan's connections were a bit more indirect - Chicago mob guys bought a lot of political influence in California (plus Hollywood connex) and his political career in Cali was their doing (or that was their perspective.)
Soros, unlike these American liberals, has pretty much resigned himself to a new world order full of Trump-like figures. Only the Americans are foolish enough to think that eliminating Trump ends a sea-change.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (Eg9+v)

274 Please remember that *everything* the Left does has up to three purposes:

1. To obtain more power by persuading idiots of all stripes to vote (or continue to vote) for them

2. To weaken and eventually destroy Western Civilization

3. To hurt and/or demoralize their enemy (us)

Not all all the time, and not always in that order. FFS don't let the bastards get you down!!! The Left has been in a three year sobbing drum circle. They are dying inside and we are winning. Enjoy it!

Posted by: ... at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (22laR)

275 *feels the shame*

*goes to the box*
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM


*pours vodka into the box*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (ejd/p)

276
TheRealDonaldTrump
45s

BORING. Nice guy, though.

Posted by: JoeF


Enough with the fake news. If you're going to satire, make it a bit more obvious.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (5Pw++)

277 Death Star > Ringo Starr > Bart Starr > Litte Debbies Star Crunch > Ken Starr
Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (0XvLg)

-----

Little Brown Star > Ken Star

Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (8XRCm)

278 I dunno.... but...... (and hear me out here)

.... Im thinking Bolton still hates the swamp, Democrats and the MSM WAAAAAAAY more than any animus he harbors towards Trump and the Administration. Remember the left fucking HATES Boltons fuckin' guts.

So..... what if this is all a ruse to get witnesses called and Bolton simply shreds the Democrats when he's on the stand and leaves them with not a thing to hide behind??

I can see that.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (8XRCm)



Come on, man. Zero percent chance.

Posted by: Ted K. at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (FJYfm)

279 The thought had crossed my mind. The leak hasn't been been out for a day and already the DOJ and Trump's Chief of Staff have denied what is said about them in the leak.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 01:34 PM (ZLI7S)

Interesting. I'd just say that
a) I wouldn't take anything the motherfuckin DOJ said at face value, and offset that with
b) Trump's CoS is not a person to be trifled with.

The fact that some NSC asshat physically removed from the WH is pretty significant. The subsequent timing of the allegations and the recent statements from Pencil Neck are strangely coincidental....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (i0ykY)

280 >>Given that Hanson broke with NR over his support for Trump, this makes no sense. Posted by: DonnaV at January 27, 2020 01:39 PM (hgr0v)

It's just wordplay. Think of it as being a painting of a guy with a face that looks like a nude descending a staircase.

Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (ZS9TG)

281 240 Sean Davis @seanmdav
48s
NYT reporter who peddled Bolton's book spin, which has now been directly contradicted on the record by both Trump and AG Bill Barr, is already starting to back away from Bolton's alleged claims.
Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT

Bolton left the White House on terrible terms and was not always seen as a reliable narrator by colleagues. The he said/he said of him versus Trump on tying the aid to investigations is testing that in a pronounced way.
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (BqBId)

==========

Wouldn't it be great if it comes out that the book sent to the NSC for clearance was filled with bullshit they knew they were going to take out just to make the NSC look like idiots?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (zZbCU)

282 *opens mouth all baby bird like*

Has a single actual page of Bolton's book been released or is it all Sources Say we read it?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (mf5HN)

283 I'm not concerned about the new flu virus going around. It's the fucking flu. Wash your hands and stay away from crowds.

I am concerned about just how much of the bullshit PDT can take. It must be wearing on him. I hope he knows how much we love him.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (d7Ww2)

284 Where does Brenda Starr fit in there?
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:43 PM (XN+hF)

Between Ringo and Bart

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (CqE5x)

285 Can I assume that this Billy Eilish person sounds perfectly autotuned like all the others?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (RD7QR)

286 Little Brown Star > Ken Star
Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (8XRCm)


This ain't little, pal !!!

Posted by: Hope Solo at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (0XvLg)

287 235 argh, sorry. I'm just getting suckered in by the water cooler talk around here. you cannot imagine the glee. I hate Seattle.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (d7Ww2)

Progtard women, being layabouts by the water cooler, are no basis for a conclusion about PDT...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (NWiLs)

288 235 argh, sorry. I'm just getting suckered in by the water cooler talk around here. you cannot imagine the glee. I hate Seattle.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (d7Ww2)

Let them have their moment, nodding quietly, warmed by the knowledge that their profound disappointment will that much more devastating when Trump wins.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (1CjJc)

289 I see Kelly Loefler looking to score some PDJT support points, by condemning the Boneless Pork Rectum. Interesting that a newly appointed Senator sees this as the better political bet. Maybe she's smarter than I thought she would be.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (NVYyb)

290 Soros is an anarchist
----------

Read that as antichrist. Huh.

Posted by: ... at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (22laR)

291 173 "If Trump goes down in 2020 you can kiss goodbye to any hopes of dislodging the deep state.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice"


They will implement the New Green Deal

followed by endless claims of "it would have been worse if we had not done something "

we will be finished

Posted by: REDACTED at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (rpxSz)

292 Litte Debbies Star Crunch

Star Crunch: Possibly the worst Little Debbie variety ever. The consistency of chocolate-covered packing peanuts.

What say The Horde?



Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (XN+hF)

293 Ken Starr could now douse himself in kerosene and light himself up and I think everyone would yawn

Posted by: Boswell at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (32YRo)

294 269 PRO TIP
Never Never hire male twins
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (nRk/c)

Word.

Posted by: Jussie Smollet at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (7HtZB)

295 282 *opens mouth all baby bird like*

Has a single actual page of Bolton's book been released or is it all Sources Say we read it?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (mf5HN)

=========

Sources say that it's just sources say.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (zZbCU)

296 282 *opens mouth all baby bird like*

Has a single actual page of Bolton's book been released or is it all Sources Say we read it?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (mf5HN)

Bolton says it's only been released to the NSC for vetting (which is why I initially thought this was a canary trap).

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (RD7QR)

297 Wouldn't it be great if it comes out that the book sent to the NSC for clearance was filled with bullshit they knew they were going to take out just to make the NSC look like idiots?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (zZbCU)

----

Read me @ 220.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (8XRCm)

298 >>Star Crunch: Possibly the worst Little Debbie variety ever.


Little Debbie sucks.

Drake's Coffee Cakes, FTW.

Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (9q1l3)

299 269 PRO TIP
Never Never hire male twins
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (nRk/c)

I'd rent some female twins...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (NWiLs)

300 TheRealDonaldTrump
45s

BORING. Nice guy, though.

Posted by: JoeF
=====
We think you do a better Romney. If we're being honest, and usually, we're not.

Posted by: The Deep State at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (n9Dnr)

301 285 Can I assume that this Billy Eilish person sounds perfectly autotuned like all the others?

She doesn't "sing" so much as talk-whisper in a bored, slacker-y manner. Probably still auto-tuned though...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (XN+hF)

302 267
I thought it referred to anything "middle class".

Posted by: BignJames at January 27, 2020 01:42 PM (X/Pw5)

+++++++++++++

It does. Same point applies - middle-class people are generally
working for a living, raising their families, trying to get ahead, and
being successful (and sometimes *very* successful). Socialists hate 'em
and think they're vampires.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (I2dne)

They use it now because all of them are also bourgeois, seeing that nearly all of them use Socialism as a means to make a living and get ahead in life (and trying to be "successful" in the middle-class sense.)
Consider Bernie. Bernie is extremely bourgeois according to older socialist standards.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (Eg9+v)

303
Its like a Bond movie.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 27, 2020 01:17 PM (JRaU+)





If it was cast exclusively with retards.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (kw0bd)

304 282 *opens mouth all baby bird like*


Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (mf5HN)

Stop it.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (1CjJc)

305 Where's the fucking gong when we need it most ???

Posted by: REDACTED at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (rpxSz)

306 I am concerned about just how much of the bullshit PDT can take. It must be wearing on him. I hope he knows how much we love him.


He's gonna find out tomorrow in NEW JERSEY of all places!!!!

let's get in the Jersey Shore spirit here!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (Rarvo)

307
"VDH has a very depressing article up about how the Dems are going to be left with trying to drive Trump to having a stroke."

They don't get it. Trump's not a victim, a carrier.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (ABuva)

308 Star Crunch: Possibly the worst Little Debbie variety ever. The consistency of chocolate-covered packing peanuts.



What say The Horde?









Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (XN+hF)


Pistols at ten paces, sir.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (6JL3d)

309 argh, sorry. I'm just getting suckered in by the water cooler talk around here. you cannot imagine the glee. I hate Seattle.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:41 PM (d7Ww2)

Let them have their moment, nodding quietly, warmed by the knowledge that their profound disappointment will that much more devastating when Trump wins.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (1CjJc)

An almost sincere, "Are the walls closing in...again?" works well.

Posted by: LASue at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (Ed8Zd)

310 Come on, man. Zero percent chance.
Posted by: Ted K. at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (FJYfm)


Inclined to agree.
This is Bolton being Bolton.
He's looking out for #1 and his window of bankability is closing rapidly.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (jcBcB)

311 Tasty Kakes > Little Debbie

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (XN+hF)

312 297
Read me @ 220.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (8XRCm)

=========

I just got here.

I only find JackStraw's comments and then read the last few of the thread before inserting my idiocy into this swamp.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (zZbCU)

313
Christ Almighty.

I was right.

Not only are the Democrats getting away with impeaching our president for nothing, they got the chief prosecutor in the clinton impeachment to admit he was wrong to impeach clinton. Wonderful.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (5Pw++)

314 I am concerned about just how much of the bullshit PDT can take. It must be wearing on him. I hope he knows how much we love him.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (d7Ww2)

I think he uses it for fuel. It keeps him alive. He's psychotic in the best possible way.

Posted by: ... at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (22laR)

315 278: Agreed, I've had enough of the eleventy dimensional chess crap

Posted by: CN at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (ONvIw)

316 283 I'm not concerned about the new flu virus going around. It's the fucking flu. Wash your hands and stay away from crowds.

I am concerned about just how much of the bullshit PDT can take. It must be wearing on him. I hope he knows how much we love him.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (d7Ww2)

100,000 people want to come see him tomorrow. In New Jersey. He knows.

Posted by: josephistan at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (7HtZB)

317 270, Blago, 9-11 had a lot to do with it and Jacksonians prefer maximum warfare when it has to occur. Bush and co coopted this to basically turn the Middle East, Africa, and Afghanistan upside down and spend precious blood and treasure in missionary work as a crusade for democracy.

Jacksonians, a large part of the Republican coalition, wanted revenge by breaking stuff and killing the evil ones and then going home.

Posted by: whig at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (EUDB2)

318 why would anyone buy these politically motivated 'tell all' books anyway?

if there's any 'there' there, it will be published by multiple media outlets anyway

could these books really just be a way of, i don't know, laundering money?

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (RKQ/v)

319 oh man, it's all falling apart! lol

mulvaney too!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (vEIlU)

320 292
Litte Debbies Star Crunch



Star Crunch: Possibly the worst Little Debbie variety ever. The consistency of chocolate-covered packing peanuts.



What say The Horde?









Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (XN+hF)

Snowballs!! I hate coconut! Not the taste, the consistency.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (N39Ws)

321 Star Crunch: Possibly the worst Little Debbie variety ever. The consistency of chocolate-covered packing peanuts.



What say The Horde?



Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (XN+hF)


I say go get one of the trophy bats - and hit yourself repeatedly with it.

Granted, they're no Fudge Rounds - but still solidly in my Top Five Little Debbies Greatest Hits.

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (0XvLg)

322 TheRealDonaldTrump
45s

BORING. Nice guy, though.

Posted by: JoeF

Enough with the fake news. If you're going to satire, make it a bit more obvious.
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:45 PM (5Pw++)

I can just imagine Trump's reaction to Starr if he's watching.


By the way, they're already lining up in Wildwood, NJ for tomorrow night's Trump rally....

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:48 PM (CqE5x)

323 Death Star > Ringo Starr > Bart Starr > Litte Debbies Star Crunch > Ken Starr
Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM


Two of these are not like the others.

Posted by: SAT Exam, question sponsored by Hope Solo's Star at January 27, 2020 01:49 PM (J9z1D)

324 Is Ken Starr not aware of who he represents right now? Trump is out on a limb telling everyone to watch, and this is the performance we get? Bad look, Kenny.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 27, 2020 01:49 PM (F8rys)

325 Past 100 so OT

Just got back from my cataract surgery. So far, it looks like after I get my other eye done in two week, I actually might be able to get rid of my glasses.

Right now it's very disconcerting because of the vision in my right eye being blurry, the clear plastic shield over the eye I got fixed today...and maybe the mild additive they gave me for the surgery. But colors are way more vivid now.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 27, 2020 01:49 PM (UrIEq)

326 282 *opens mouth all baby bird like*

*types*
*deletes*
*types*



*deletes*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:49 PM (NWiLs)

327 Cosmic Brownies, maaaan.

Now THERE's a Little Debbie.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:49 PM (XN+hF)

328 >>I am concerned about just how much of the bullshit PDT can take. It must be wearing on him. I hope he knows how much we love him.

I'm not. Trump loves conflict. He lives for it. When it's not happening he creates it.

Trump gets his opponents all worked up about something and then builds a wall on the southern border or makes a new deal with China.

Trump doesn't get worn down from conflict, he gets stronger.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 01:49 PM (ZLI7S)

329 *opens mouth all baby bird like*

Has a single actual page of Bolton's book been released or is it all Sources Say we read it?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (mf5HN)

=========

Sources say that it's just sources say.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (zZbCU)

Wrong.

Sources say that sources say that sources say. At best.

Posted by: LASue at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (Ed8Zd)

330 260
wait is that a real tweet by the President?!!?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 27, 2020 01:44 PM (Rarvo)

Does not appear to be real. This fake tweet bullshit has gotten old and only discredits the people posting them.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (CQ3Qb)

331 They use it now because all of them are also bourgeois, seeing that nearly all of them use Socialism as a means to make a living and get ahead in life (and trying to be "successful" in the middle-class sense.)
Consider Bernie. Bernie is extremely bourgeois according to older socialist standards.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (Eg9+v)
++++++++++++
Socialist agitators are almost always the wives, family members or children of upper-middle-class or wealthy industrialists. They feel guilt over their unearned positions and have plenty of time to sit around cafes agitating about fairness and the plight of the working man.

It was true then. It is true now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (I2dne)

332 I'd rent some female twins...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (NWiLs)

Oh by all means please do and call me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (nRk/c)

333 The glazed desire that you observe on the infected that crave power/social status/money more than any virtue used to be called Potomac Fever.
Posted by: whig

Well done Sir / Ma'am.

Posted by: Cheri at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (oiNtH)

334 I think the problem faced by Trump is similar to the problem faced by the Allies after WWII. Initially, they were like "let's hang every Nazi bastard!" Then the reality of the Cold War set in and the Americans realized that the only Germans who had any experience governing were - Nazi bastards. So they had this phoney de-Nazification process and let a lot of assholes off the hook because they needed a functioning West German government to counter the Soviets.

In the same way, Trump might have wanted to clean house completely when he was elected - but he ended up retaining a lot of shitty Obama bureaucrats because he felt there was no nobody else. All DC bureaucrats are, by default, Deep State Dems.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (hgr0v)

335 I never realized how gross Swiss Cake Rolls actually are until I tried them as an adult.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (NWiLs)

336 Little Debbie sucks.
Drake's Coffee Cakes, FTW.
Posted by: garrett at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (9q1l3)


Just because a Coffee Cake fits perfectly in your messenger bag, which matches your crocs, which are oh so comfy while riding your Vespa to Starbucks - does not make them a good snack cake.

Little Debbies are good eats at a great price. The Oatmeal Creme Pies are awesome too. Forgot about those.

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:51 PM (0XvLg)

337 I'm late again...

...but still wondering, how many of us have misplaced our shcoked face today?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 27, 2020 01:51 PM (kXSzq)

338
Litte Debbies Star Crunch

-----

Lil Debby is a stank ass

Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:51 PM (8XRCm)

339 Let them have their moment, nodding quietly, warmed by the knowledge that their profound disappointment will that much more devastating when Trump wins.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (1CjJc)



Mrs D worked the commercial airplane side of the big airplane company in Seattle. Just about every person there hated conservatives.
I worked for a bit on the defense side. No one ever talked politics there.
Weird.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 27, 2020 01:51 PM (jcBcB)

340 Ask for a complete list of people he wants as witnesses,

Schitts channels his inner Stansfield



"EVERYONE !!!!"

Posted by: REDACTED at January 27, 2020 01:51 PM (rpxSz)

341 I get what Starr is doing here. He's making a clear case that where other impeachment proceedings have been bipartisan and based on a real crime. This one is a witch hunt.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (myjNJ)

342 Ken - no one gives AF about the tender threads holding this country together. Fuggin get to the part where you prove this case is BS or go take a nap already.

Posted by: Eli Cash at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (F8rys)

343 The senate, like my retirement, isn't going to make it to 67.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (7GW8u)

344 @313

Not able to watch, but if that is what Starr is saying then that is bug fuck insane.


Starr issued a report that said Clinton committed 11 separate criminal acts.


What the fuck was the GOP house supposed to do?


Say, oh well, no big whoop.



Sometimes I hate our side worse than theirs.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (wm35G)

345 290
Soros is an anarchist
----------

Read that as antichrist. Huh.


Posted by: ... at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (22laR)
People think Soros is a progressive, but he worked against them. "Open Society" is sometimes an anarchist code word, and of course commies and anarchists work together when they can.

Anyway I think Soros' methods don't have a great deal of force projection against presidents of mostly-neoliberal-controlled countries. He funds a lot of antifa stuff, but they can't *actually* get away with murder, they're just tolerated because they can be duped into attacking righties for pennies.
At the ill-fated Unite The Right Rally, the neolib dems strategy was in fact to get the ralliers to shoot the antifa, after which they would shoot the ralliers (and some antifa too, oops.)
It's dirty rats all the way down.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (Eg9+v)

346 I'm trying to think of any Little Debbies that I still like.

Cosmic Brownies actually make my teeth hurt so I was kidding on that one. Maybe those white, sort-of octogonal-shaped ones? Those might be OK.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (XN+hF)

347 282 *opens mouth all baby bird like*


Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM (mf5HN)

That's right. MMmhmm.

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (CLteG)

348 >>> Star Crunch: Possibly the worst Little Debbie variety ever. The consistency of chocolate-covered packing peanuts.

What say The Horde?

Posted by: Guy Smiley

An awful version of a $100,000 candy bar.

Posted by: The Otters at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (ilTjN)

349 Socialist agitators are almost always the wives, family members or children of upper-middle-class or wealthy industrialists. They feel guilt over their unearned positions and have plenty of time to sit around cafes agitating about fairness and the plight of the working man.

It was true then. It is true now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (I2dne)

I don't think it's guilt so much as virtue signalling. Typically someone who had concern for his fellow man would feel responsibility, not guilt. Great power and great responsibility and all that.

Posted by: Someguy at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (0K0ay)

350 I am concerned about just how much of the bullshit PDT can take. It must be wearing on him. I hope he knows how much we love him.

I'm not. Trump loves conflict. He lives for it. When it's not happening he creates it.

Trump gets his opponents all worked up about something and then builds a wall on the southern border or makes a new deal with China.

Trump doesn't get worn down from conflict, he gets stronger.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 01:49 PM (ZLI7S)

Yesterday I was thinking that after the 2020 victory, I really hope the dems continue their fight against all things Trump. Trump feeds off of it and focuses him plus it keeps middle America on his side cuz we love an underdog and hate bullies, and the MSM/Dems are clearly bullies.



I

Posted by: LASue at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (Ed8Zd)

351 316 283 I'm not concerned about the new flu virus going around. It's the fucking flu. Wash your hands and stay away from crowds.

Also, refrain from eating bats and snakes.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (hgr0v)

352
*opens mouth all baby bird like*

------

.... go on.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (8XRCm)

353 More than 175,000 tickets have been requested for tomorrow's President Trump rally in Wildwood, New Jersey.

https://tinyurl.com/szsnzut

Posted by: BluesFish at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (WQZ1O)

354 Litte Debbies Star Crunch

***

**makes gagging motion**

Hostess Snowballs Rock!!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (jcBcB)

355 All problems are relative.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (e1mEI)

356 If your star is crunchy, cut back on the fiber.

Posted by: Lil Debbie at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (ppBhU)

357 Add me to those ashamed of my vote for Romney.

And I voted for Hillary in an Operation Chaos ploy

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (vPKfA)

358 I'd rent some female twins...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM


Identical or fraternal?

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (J9z1D)

359 Bolton says it's only been released to the NSC for vetting (which is why I initially thought this was a canary trap).
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (RD7QR)


That was my thought too, oh, so the book was sent to the NSC and now poof it leaks?

Gee. This can't possibly be a trap to find who is leaking could it?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (mf5HN)

360 Repeated for the other state. Oklahoma, can you do no better?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (bkUtD)

Inhofe or Lankford?

Posted by: tbodie. at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (i+qnA)

361 333 Cheri, Thanks. My personal pronoun is ! --pronounced Eeeek.

Posted by: whig at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (EUDB2)

362 353 More than 175,000 tickets have been requested for tomorrow's President Trump rally in Wildwood, New Jersey.

https://tinyurl.com/szsnzut
Posted by: BluesFish at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (WQZ1O)

===========

Did you hear how Joe Biden gets crowds of 250?

I mean, that's a juggernaut right there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (zZbCU)

363 358 I'd rent some female twins...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM

Identical or fraternal?
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (J9z1D)

Yes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:54 PM (NWiLs)

364 Lil Debby is a stank ass
Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:51 PM (8XRCm


Maybe - but the crazy bitch bakes a fine wafer bar.

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 01:54 PM (0XvLg)

365 359 Bolton says it's only been released to the NSC for vetting (which is why I initially thought this was a canary trap).
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (RD7QR)

That was my thought too, oh, so the book was sent to the NSC and now poof it leaks?

Gee. This can't possibly be a trap to find who is leaking could it?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (mf5HN)

==========

"We smaht! We not dummy!"
-Vindman brothers

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:54 PM (zZbCU)

366 Sekulow is good, arguing this impeachment is about policy differences dressed up with imputed (not actual) bad motives. And the primary actor is a piddling nothing of a guy, Vindman. It would be ridiculous that Democrat leaders let this go so far, if it is not so damn serious.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 27, 2020 01:54 PM (NVYyb)

367 I never realized how gross Swiss Cake Rolls actually are until I tried them as an adult.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (NWiLs)
+++++++++++++
False. Swiss Cake Rolls are delicious, and much better than the knock-off Hostess "Ho-Ho" variety.

Fight me, etc.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:55 PM (I2dne)

368 334 The same thing could have happened in Iraq. Keep a few of the Baathists around to stiffen things up, a few in the military. Then we have the idiot move of firing all the cops. "Get your looted relics here. Relics, half price. Freshly looted".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 27, 2020 01:55 PM (C1Lsn)

369 Have you tried listening to Billie Eillish?

It's fucking torture.


YouTube-r Stevie T did a really hilarious deconstruction of how to be Billie Eilish and make an Eilish song.

https://youtu.be/jC8tGZDMmWE

Posted by: bonhomme at January 27, 2020 01:55 PM (9t0Zz)

370 We are two wild and crazy guys!

- Vindman brothers

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 01:55 PM (XN+hF)

371 362
353 More than 175,000 tickets have been requested for tomorrow's President Trump rally in Wildwood, New Jersey.



https://tinyurl.com/szsnzut

Posted by: BluesFish at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (WQZ1O)



===========



Did you hear how Joe Biden gets crowds of 250?



I mean, that's a juggernaut right there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (zZbCU)

PDT is coming to Manchester NH on Feb. 10. Got my tix. Soooo looking forward to it. Impeachment will be done, Trump acquitted and ready to tear ass on the stage. Promises to be a glorious evening.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 27, 2020 01:55 PM (N39Ws)

372 Right now it's very disconcerting because of the vision in my right eye being blurry, the clear plastic shield over the eye I got fixed today...and maybe the mild additive they gave me for the surgery. But colors are way more vivid now.
Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 27, 2020 01:49 PM (UrIEq)

I noticed that, too, right in the OR. Mentioned that to the surgeon, and he said, "Well, your old natural lenses don't just get cataracts; they also become slightly yellow or brown."

When I got home, I discovered that the glass lid for my crock pot, which I had always thought of as being brown, was actually purple.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2020 01:55 PM (LxWV7)

373 Did he just say 'matrix of restraining factors'?


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (ufFY8)

374 Remember when Omarosas book was going to destroy trump?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (dNzKv)

375 *opens mouth all baby bird like*
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM


* sends Asian Glazed Pork Belly Burnt Ends through USB port *

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (J9z1D)

376 Litte Debbies Star Crunch


???

Who is this? Does this Debbie do Dallas?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (nRk/c)

377 Socialist agitators are almost always the wives, family members or children of upper-middle-class or wealthy industrialists. They feel guilt over their unearned positions and have plenty of time to sit around cafes agitating about fairness and the plight of the working man.

It was true then. It is true now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (I2dne)



I read that as alligators and I stand by my reading.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (mf5HN)

378 At least the Starr Report had some salacious sex in it.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (q1Pj5)

379 *opens mouth all baby bird like*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM


*opens new bottle*

*continues pouring like he hates the owner*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (ejd/p)

380 Hardy Boys > Vindman Boys

Posted by: jsg at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (S9ODh)

381 363
358 I'd rent some female twins...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM



Identical or fraternal?

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (J9z1D)



I'd settle for "Available".

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (N39Ws)

382 "We smaht! We not dummy!"
-Vindman brothers
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:54 PM (zZbCU)

Maybe this explains Trumps tweet that "we caught them" and/or his tweet of the picture of Obama watching him thru binoculars?

Posted by: LASue at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (Ed8Zd)

383 >>But colors are way more vivid now

If all you wanted was more vivid colors I could have hooked you up for a few bucks and no eye surgery.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (ZLI7S)

384 False. Swiss Cake Rolls are delicious, and much better than the knock-off Hostess "Ho-Ho" variety.

Fight me, etc.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:55 PM (I2dne)


****

Twinkies.
At ten paces.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (jcBcB)

385 >>> False. Swiss Cake Rolls are delicious, and much better than the knock-off Hostess "Ho-Ho" variety.

Fight me, etc.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Best when refrigerated.

Posted by: The Otters at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (ilTjN)

386 I'd rent some female twins...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM

Identical or fraternal?

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (J9z1D)

I've got a twin sis....my wife was an identical twin.

Posted by: BignJames at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (X/Pw5)

387 Deze Nutz > Vimdman Boys

Posted by: jsg at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (S9ODh)

388 378
At least the Starr Report had some salacious sex in it.


Posted by: Count de Monet at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (q1Pj5)
Yeah. Never could smoke a cigar after that.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (N39Ws)

389 I don't think it's guilt so much as virtue signalling. Typically someone who had concern for his fellow man would feel responsibility, not guilt. Great power and great responsibility and all that.
Posted by: Someguy at January 27, 2020 01:52 PM (0K0ay)
+++++++++++++
Shades of gray. But regardless of the root cause, the point remains - real and effective socialist agitation is usually the unproductive family of highly-productive bourgeoisie (as much as that stupid word actually means anything at all).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (I2dne)

390 Remember when Omarosas book was going to destroy trump?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (dNzKv)

And that other crazy' guy's book?

Posted by: LASue at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (Ed8Zd)

391

This Starr guy, this is the guy who had Monica Lewisnky describe the president's erect penis in detail under oath, is it not?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (5Pw++)

392 So..... what if this is all a ruse to get witnesses called and Bolton simply shreds the Democrats when he's on the stand and leaves them with not a thing to hide behind??
I can see that.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:40 PM (8XRCm)

No. Not how this works. I remember people speculating in 2012 that Clinton was going to get up during the DNC and savage Obama since the "Clintons hate the Obamas".

Instead Clinton got up and gave a speech so good, *I* was ready to vote for the Indonesian shitstain.

Posted by: ... at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (22laR)

393 Fire both their rather ample asses

Posted by: It's me donna at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (6XlcD)

394
It was true then. It is true now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:50 PM (I2dne)

While correct, there are certainly a number of socialist agitators in the 19th century that did come from impoverished backgrounds. As for leaders however, Mao's dad was a rich farmer and Lenin came from a middle class background, so yes, socialists have pretty much always been bougies if they haven't been disgruntled rich kids.

It's also hard to argue that given the way Lenin lived he was substantially bourgeois, Mao however lived like an emperor. (Lenin was an outlier, it seems.) Given that socialists are hyper-focused on capitalism, it seems possible that a good deal of it is projection, certainly likely given the level of psychological and emotional maturity of the average socialist.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (Eg9+v)

395 I am really sorry to OT, but my husband and daughter were just in a car accident and are on the way to the hospital. Woman swerved in their lane, hit them head on and drove them into a tree.

Prayers would be much appreciated.

Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (mFoNl)

396 At least the Starr Report had some salacious sex in it.


Posted by: Count de Monet at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (q1Pj5)
Yeah. Never could smoke a cigar after that.

----

Too wet???

Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (8XRCm)

397 382 "We smaht! We not dummy!"
-Vindman brothers
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:54 PM (zZbCU)

Maybe this explains Trumps tweet that "we caught them" and/or his tweet of the picture of Obama watching him thru binoculars?
Posted by: LASue at January 27, 2020 01:57 PM (Ed8Zd)

===========

The more I think about this, the more it feels like it was just a trap for them.

Give the brothers and Schiff exactly what they want, and let them go nuts.

Pull back and just come out with the real passage or something that says the opposite. Right at the height of the call for witnesses.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (zZbCU)

398 No sno-balls!

Posted by: Tallahassee at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (q1Pj5)

399 I was promised porn


this aint porn

Posted by: REDACTED at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (rpxSz)

400 374 Remember when Omarosas book was going to destroy trump?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (dNzKv)

Gorilla. Channel.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (RD7QR)

401 Maybe Vindman didn't leak. This is the exact reason his commander should have had him reassigned. Whether he did or didn't, the Army looks like a pos for having officers who appear to leak damaging info on their boss.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (dNzKv)

402 395 I am really sorry to OT, but my husband and daughter were just in a car accident and are on the way to the hospital. Woman swerved in their lane, hit them head on and drove them into a tree.

Prayers would be much appreciated.
Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (mFoNl)

==========

Prayers up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (zZbCU)

403
Oh Damn Moki.

Go. Prayers up.

My the Lord be with you and watch over all involved.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (8XRCm)

404 Prayers would be much appreciated.

Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (mFoNl)

You got it!

Posted by: Tallahassee at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (q1Pj5)

405 My God Moki - that's so scary!!!!

Prayers sent!!!!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (Rarvo)

406 398
No sno-balls!


Posted by: Tallahassee at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (q1Pj5)

See #320.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (N39Ws)

407 Is Starr going to get a Standing Ovation after he finishes?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (CqE5x)

408 I read that as alligators and I stand by my reading.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (mf5HN)
+++++++++++++
In this context, they're synonyms.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (I2dne)

409 395 I am really sorry to OT, but my husband and daughter were just in a car accident and are on the way to the hospital. Woman swerved in their lane, hit them head on and drove them into a tree.

Prayers would be much appreciated.
Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (mFoNl)

Holy crap, prayers up. Are they OK, considering the circumstances?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (NWiLs)

410 These Ukranian-Americans sure seem to be obsessed with making sure no one looks into Ukranian corruption.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (oVJmc)

411 Moki,
Hitting my knees now.
May God bless them and you.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (jcBcB)

412 Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (mFoNl)

on it

Posted by: BignJames at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (X/Pw5)

413 Prayers would be much appreciated.
Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (mFoNl)

Prayers for a very good outcome

Posted by: CN at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (ONvIw)

414 Moki

On no, how frightening... Prayers for you and your Family

Posted by: It's me donna at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (6XlcD)

415 >>She doesn't "sing" so much as talk-whisper in a bored, slacker-y manner. Probably still auto-tuned though...


I don't think she's auto-tuned, she started out as a youtuber many years ago and built up a following online first(i.e. not another manufactured Disney/Nick/record industry pop princess).

Posted by: Lizzy at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (bDqIh)

416 Prayers would be much appreciated.

Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM


Damn.

Prayers up.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (ejd/p)

417 I am really sorry to OT, but my husband and daughter were just in a car accident and are on the way to the hospital. Woman swerved in their lane, hit them head on and drove them into a tree.

Prayers would be much appreciated.

Posted by: Moki
=========
Got you covered.

Posted by: simplemind at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (b5iML)

418 What a collection of complete scumbags the left has consistently rolled out in their opposition to Trump. Cheered every step of the way by Jonah "Who? Me?" Goldberg.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (NVYyb)

419 >>Pull back and just come out with the real passage or something that says the opposite. Right at the height of the call for witnesses.

You mean sort of like how Trump released the real call transcript while people were freaking out about the fake, leaked one?

That's so crazy it just might work!

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (ZLI7S)

420 410 These Ukranian-Americans sure seem to be obsessed with making sure no one looks into Ukranian corruption.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (oVJmc)

===========

Not unlike prominent Iranian Americans in government.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (zZbCU)

421 "Bourgeoisieshevik" is my word for expressing the fact that everything the Modern Western Left claims to hate about the Middle Class is actually true about them.

The matter's further complicated by all of my various misspellings.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Underemployed in Greenland at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (dwojT)

422 I think I'm going with the following Top Five -

Fudge Rounds
Cosmic Brownie
Fudge Brownie

Oatmeal Creme Pies
Star Crunch

Yep. That's a winner.



Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (0XvLg)

423 "Meanwhile, even the New York Times' Trump-deranged Maggie Haberman can't help noticing that Bolton seems to have pecuniary motives here"

Stop the kink shaming! We all have our own sexual pecuniaries, and that diversity is our strength!

Posted by: AOC at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (6K3U5)

424 Will do, Moki. I hope for the best!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (I2dne)

425 110+ people in 26 states being monitored. Wew!

http://archive.is/EQJYV

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (rMbRx)

426 I just want to say the whole "gorilla channel" thing was the most fun fake news item I think. I really wanted to believe it actually - I would have loved that to be true. It wasn't negative it was hilarious and I would love a President who could be that NFG

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (Rarvo)

427 False. Swiss Cake Rolls are delicious, and much better than the knock-off Hostess "Ho-Ho" variety.

Fight me, etc.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 01:55 PM (I2dne

They are WAAAAY cheaper too.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (CqE5x)

428 Prayers for your loved ones, Moki.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (RD7QR)

429 419 >>Pull back and just come out with the real passage or something that says the opposite. Right at the height of the call for witnesses.

You mean sort of like how Trump released the real call transcript while people were freaking out about the fake, leaked one?

That's so crazy it just might work!
Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (ZLI7S)

===========

"It's exactly what we did last time. This isn't going to work again is it?"

"It's Schiff. Yes, it's going to work again."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (zZbCU)

430 For a silver lining, maybe we should be comforted that this little group of Deep State players seem to all be in one little clique- the Venckmans, Shciffty shift, his minions Ciamroarella and Minsxs, and their graft Ukraine buddies Yaknovocih and her friends.

Then there's the dossier cabal, with Brennan, Comey, etc. but at least we're getting clear on the list of players.

Posted by: LASue at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (Ed8Zd)

431 Prayers up, Moki. And for you as well.

Posted by: tbodie. at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (i+qnA)

432 Billie Eilish's embalming was done by the same guy who did Megan Rapinoe.

Posted by: Zod at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (yvnmY)

433 God bless you all.
I am so grateful

Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (mFoNl)

434 Prayers for Moki at 395, what horrible news.

Posted by: Boots at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (oGBso)

435 Whoa !!! Shit Moki - good luck.

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (0XvLg)

436 See #320.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 27, 2020 01:59 PM (N39Ws)

You forgot my name in your nic. Doesn't count

Posted by: Tallahassee at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (q1Pj5)

437 While correct, there are certainly a number of socialist agitators in the 19th century that did come from impoverished backgrounds. As for leaders however, Mao's dad was a rich farmer and Lenin came from a middle class background, so yes, socialists have pretty much always been bougies if they haven't been disgruntled rich kids.

It's also hard to argue that given the way Lenin lived he was substantially bourgeois, Mao however lived like an emperor. (Lenin was an outlier, it seems.) Given that socialists are hyper-focused on capitalism, it seems possible that a good deal of it is projection, certainly likely given the level of psychological and emotional maturity of the average socialist.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (Eg9+v)
++++++++++++++++
Yeah, I should have been more precise. The agitators came from wherever but the command-heights socialists and the money men paying for their terrorism are usually from the industrialist class (though not the productive members of that class).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (I2dne)

438 Wrap it up, Ken

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (CqE5x)

439

Where's the big ole stage hook!

Next lawyer please!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (vEIlU)

440 Bolton says it's only been released to the NSC for vetting (which is why I initially thought this was a canary trap).
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 27, 2020 01:47 PM (RD7QR)

That was my thought too, oh, so the book was sent to the NSC and now poof it leaks?

Gee. This can't possibly be a trap to find who is leaking could it?
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (mf5HN)
*************
Ok, now I am really confused. Why would you send
a book to the NSC for vetting?

Posted by: redridinghood at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (wiXsO)

441 423 "Meanwhile, even the New York Times' Trump-deranged Maggie Haberman can't help noticing that Bolton seems to have pecuniary motives here"


Shame the stupid RINOS in the Senate can't see that

Posted by: It's me donna at January 27, 2020 02:02 PM (6XlcD)

442 Sockbegone

Posted by: Tinker at January 27, 2020 02:02 PM (ilTjN)

443

Is it possible that Bolton is still on the Trump train. I am reticent to take things at face value when dealing with Don.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at January 27, 2020 02:02 PM (lg/F7)

444 375
*opens mouth all baby bird like*

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 27, 2020 01:46 PM



* sends Asian Glazed Pork Belly Burnt Ends through USB port *

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at January 27, 2020 01:56 PM (J9z1D)

Know how we know you have the ghey?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 27, 2020 02:02 PM (1CjJc)

445 Prayer sent, Moki.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 27, 2020 02:02 PM (9t0Zz)

446 Nood chris Wallace.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 27, 2020 02:02 PM (dNzKv)

447 Starr has broke the code


not guilty

this is a little insane

Posted by: REDACTED at January 27, 2020 02:02 PM (rpxSz)

448 FYI - Billie Eilish interview:https://preview.tinyurl.com/wpv44ex

Posted by: Lizzy at January 27, 2020 02:03 PM (bDqIh)

449 432 Billie Eilish's embalming was done by the same guy who did Megan Rapinoe.

Everybody tilt your heads and look unimpressed.

It's just a tilt to the left and then a pout to the ri-i-i-i-i-ight!

Let's do The Eyelash again!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 27, 2020 02:03 PM (XN+hF)

450 I am really sorry to OT, but my husband and daughter were just in a car accident and are on the way to the hospital. Woman swerved in their lane, hit them head on and drove them into a tree.

Prayers would be much appreciated.
Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (mFoNl)

Oh, crap, Moki. I hope they are not seriously injured, and recover completely.

This is the sort of wreck for which airbags were invented, and they really are pretty effective in those circumstances.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2020 02:03 PM (LxWV7)

451 >>Ok, now I am really confused. Why would you send
a book to the NSC for vetting?


Because it's the law. Anyone who has had access to classified or privileged information has to have any book they write vetted to make sure there is nothing classified or privileged in the book.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 02:03 PM (ZLI7S)

452 Socialist agitators are almost always the wives, family members or children of upper-middle-class or wealthy industrialists. They feel guilt over their unearned positions and have plenty of time to sit around cafes agitating about fairness and the plight of the working man.

It was true then. It is true now.


Add in a healthy dose of daddy resentment and I think you've got it. Little Billy Ayers HATED his daddy.

Posted by: bonhomme at January 27, 2020 02:03 PM (9t0Zz)

453 I think I'm going with the following Top Five -

Fudge Rounds
Cosmic Brownie
Fudge Brownie
Oatmeal Creme Pies
Star Crunch

Yep. That's a winner.
Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (0XvLg)
+++++++++++
There is only a Top 3. And those are, in no particular order:
- Oatmeal Creme Pies
- Swiss Cake Rolls
- Nutty Bars

It's like I don't even know you people...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 02:03 PM (I2dne)

454 437 Yeah, I should have been more precise. The agitators came from wherever but the command-heights socialists and the money men paying for their terrorism are usually from the industrialist class (though not the productive members of that class).
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (I2dne)

=========

In one of my unpublished novels, there's a character who went to Princeton and ran a bank in Indiana for decades. He got sick of it and ran to Missouri where he started a gang to rob from the rich classes of the world, Jesse James style.

I modeled him physically after the White Whale of Moby Dick, but his initials are AHB, which is close to Ahab. He's both predator and prey.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 02:03 PM (zZbCU)

455 385 >>> False. Swiss Cake Rolls are delicious, and much better than the knock-off Hostess "Ho-Ho" variety.

Fight me, etc.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

DING DONGS FTW!!!

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at January 27, 2020 02:03 PM (CLteG)

456 Woman swerved in their lane, hit them head on and drove them into a tree.



Prayers would be much appreciated.

Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (mFoNl)


Fuckin' drunk-ass wine moms behind the wheel!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 27, 2020 02:04 PM (q1Pj5)

457 Prayers sent Moki..

Posted by: redridinghood at January 27, 2020 02:04 PM (wiXsO)

458 Is it possible that Bolton is still on the Trump train. I am reticent to take things at face value when dealing with Don.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at January 27, 2020 02:02 PM (lg/F7)


Yeah. I doubt it - because we're always sold this "long game" and it's never come true yet - but there's a first time for everything, and this could be the first.

If it is a long con - it'll be hilarious. I hope it's a long con, I just doubt it is. Will gladly be wrong.

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 02:04 PM (0XvLg)

459 And I voted for Hillary in an Operation Chaos ploy

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 27, 2020 01:53 PM (vPKfA)


I think the ploy this year is to go Sanders!
Make the DNC cheat him in a really visible way this time.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 27, 2020 02:04 PM (z79tQ)

460 Berrigan brothers more principled than Vindman brothers. The Berrigans were moved by misplaced sense of virtue, the Vindmans by personal animus.

The Berrigans, of course, went to prison.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2020 02:04 PM (fUKvD)

461 395 I am really sorry to OT, but my husband and daughter were just in a car accident and are on the way to the hospital. Woman swerved in their lane, hit them head on and drove them into a tree.

Prayers would be much appreciated.
Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (mFoNl)

So much bad news in the Horde lately. Praying for you.

Posted by: josephistan at January 27, 2020 02:04 PM (7HtZB)

462
It's also hard to argue that given the way Lenin lived he was substantially bourgeois, Mao however lived like an emperor. (Lenin was an outlier, it seems.) Given that socialists are hyper-focused on capitalism, it seems possible that a good deal of it is projection, certainly likely given the level of psychological and emotional maturity of the average socialist.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (Eg9+v)

Jughashvilli--he came from a dirt poor family, but the principle holds because he was a gifted student who got to attend seminary--where he was exposed to Marxist thought.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 27, 2020 02:04 PM (CqE5x)

463
Because it's the law. Anyone who has had access to classified or privileged information has to have any book they write vetted to make sure there is nothing classified or privileged in the book.
Posted by: JackStraw

It also takes a minimum of a month for a book to pass through the vetting process. Usually around two to three months. So this is extremely fishy.

Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 02:04 PM (mFoNl)

464 Yeah, I should have been more precise. The agitators came from wherever but the command-heights socialists and the money men paying for their terrorism are usually from the industrialist class (though not the productive members of that class).

-------

In Lenins case, he was in exile in Germany during WW1. The Kaiser desperately wanted the Russians out of the conflict. They sent Lenin into Russia with 10 million dollars to foment dissent and pull down Czar Nicholas, getting Russia out of the war.

It worked.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 02:05 PM (8XRCm)

465 415
>>She doesn't "sing" so much as talk-whisper in a bored, slacker-y manner. Probably still auto-tuned though...


I
don't think she's auto-tuned, she started out as a youtuber many years
ago and built up a following online first(i.e. not another manufactured
Disney/Nick/record industry pop princess).
Posted by: Lizzy at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (bDqIh)

---
Kind of irrelevant whether they adjust pitch or not, though. If you plan to hear them live I guess it makes sense, but studio recordings have always been "fake" and youtube videos are no exception. Interesting to see the people who do their own editing, though -- even if they can't always hit every pitch perfectly, they know what sounds good!

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 02:05 PM (Eg9+v)

466 Know how we know you have the ghey?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 27, 2020 02:02 PM


Because I'm simply fabulous?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 27, 2020 02:05 PM (petwK)

467 You mean sort of like how Trump released the real call transcript while people were freaking out about the fake, leaked one?

That's so crazy it just might work!
Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (ZLI7S)

===========

"It's exactly what we did last time. This isn't going to work again is it?"

"It's Schiff. Yes, it's going to work again."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 02:00 PM (zZbCU)


Cannot help but notice, it was still used as the basis of the impeachment.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 27, 2020 02:05 PM (1g7ch)

468
Fuckin' drunk-ass wine moms behind the wheel!
Posted by: Count de Monet a


Texting.

But hugs to you for venting with me!!!

Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 02:06 PM (mFoNl)

469 >>It also takes a minimum of a month for a book to pass through the vetting process. Usually around two to three months. So this is extremely fishy.

Reports are that it was submitted in November.

Good luck to your husband and daughter.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 02:07 PM (ZLI7S)

470 But hugs to you for venting with me!!!
Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 02:06 PM (mFoNl)


May we assume, since you're here, that everything is somewhat under control ?

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 02:07 PM (0XvLg)

471 Old and busted: south of the border camps
New hotness: Chinamen Camps

Michelle Malkin needs to be POTUS czar for Immigration and the Chinamen problem. She may be the closest thing to Pinochet that i can think of for situations we are facing.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 27, 2020 02:07 PM (rMbRx)

472 451 >>Ok, now I am really confused. Why would you send
a book to the NSC for vetting?


Because it's the law. Anyone who has had access to classified or privileged information has to have any book they write vetted to make sure there is nothing classified or privileged in the book.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 27, 2020 02:03 PM (ZLI7S)

Too bad they cant be vetted for lies and innuendo.

Posted by: Seriously yall at January 27, 2020 02:07 PM (5W9Vn)

473 To call the state of popular music drek is to understate how truly awful it is.
Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 27, 2020 01:37 PM (wm35G)


My wife and I were driving somewhere Saturday and "Dancing Queen" came on the radio. She said, "As much as we hated this back in the day, it sounds about a thousand times better than what they're putting on the radio now."

This was after desperately going through the dial on the Seek mode about 5 times, one horrible station after another.

Posted by: Caliban at January 27, 2020 02:08 PM (qEujL)

474 Prayers would be much appreciated.
_____________

Done.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 27, 2020 02:08 PM (k4dH2)

475 In Lenins case, he was in exile in Germany during
WW1. The Kaiser desperately wanted the Russians out of the conflict.
They sent Lenin into Russia with 10 million dollars to foment dissent
and pull down Czar Nicholas, getting Russia out of the war.



It worked.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 27, 2020 02:05 PM (8XRCm)

Well, this is one reason why I warn against anyone talking glibly of revolutions and such. These were always the work of foreign powers, and among some thinkers today there's a term for it, "The Iron Law of Rebellious Tools."

This is also why it's logical for the Dems to think there is Russian (or some foreign) interference in the whole Trump thing, because it seems too powerful for it just to be a bunch of bumpkins. Guess they forgot that people actually you know, vote for presidents, without the advice of the news media, sometimes.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 27, 2020 02:08 PM (Eg9+v)

476
'Press' person 1: "What is Starr talking about?"

'Press' person 2: "Geeze, I don't know, it doesn't seem at all newsworthy. He's just part of the cover up...zzzzzz"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2020 02:08 PM (fUKvD)

477
May we assume, since you're here, that everything is somewhat under control ?

Posted by: Shit Happens

Only one car, which is totaled, and I'm home with my son who is severely mentally ill and a has been suicidal for the last three weeks.

I'm reaching out for all the prayer I can grasp right now.

Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 02:08 PM (mFoNl)

478 Pull back and just come out with the real passage or something that says the opposite. Right at the height of the call for witnesses.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 27, 2020 01:58 PM (zZbCU)

Talk about fucking not only Schiff and Vindman twins (so, Vindmen?) - but Bolton would get his manuscript released early out there since, hey, its evidence now, John! Oh, and good luck with those book sales...

Posted by: Boswell at January 27, 2020 02:08 PM (32YRo)

479 I'm reaching out for all the prayer I can grasp right now.
Posted by: Moki at January 27, 2020 02:08 PM (mFoNl)


Geez. Good luck - with everything.

Posted by: Shit Happens at January 27, 2020 02:09 PM (0XvLg)

480 This was after desperately going through the dial on the Seek mode about 5 times, one horrible station after another.
Posted by: Caliban
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Interspersed with Spanish-only broadcasts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2020 02:09 PM (fUKvD)

481 Prayers for you,Moki!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 27, 2020 02:10 PM (hgr0v)

482 Moki - Prayers, and prayers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2020 02:10 PM (fUKvD)

483 Heh. Starr makes an appeal to the rule of law and The Constitution. The Democrats snort in contempt.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2020 02:12 PM (fUKvD)

484 Prayers up, Moki.

Posted by: SMH at January 27, 2020 02:17 PM (RU4sa)

485
Ok, now I am really confused. Why would you send
a book to the NSC for vetting?
Posted by: redridinghood at January 27, 2020 02:01 PM (wiXsO)





As I recall, it's a condition attached to their security clearances, even if they don't hold the clearance anymore, they are still obligated to run it by NSC before publication.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 27, 2020 02:22 PM (kw0bd)

486 Moki, prayers and more prayers. Stay strong.

Posted by: Wenda at January 27, 2020 02:41 PM (oS/8T)

487 Hang in there Nurse. It's everywhere.

Dinner party with health care folks Mrs. B works with. They know where we stand. Still a lot of shit talking. They are poorly informed.

Despite the personal health consequences, I ate as much of their expensive cheese and drank as much of their expensive wine as possible.
Had to travel through PDX last week. Ick.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at January 27, 2020 03:15 PM (hKi6n)

488 I'll still take Fox news. I don't see how the equivalent of an MSNBC or CNN from the right would serve anyone. Part of "fair and balanced" is hearing things you don't agree with from people you don't agree with. Give me the arguments. I can make up my own mind, thank you.

Posted by: Thomas LaBelle at January 27, 2020 03:23 PM (XHdLb)

489 Ooops wrong thread!

Posted by: Thomas LaBelle at January 27, 2020 03:25 PM (XHdLb)

490 F mitt romney.

Posted by: Garbone at January 27, 2020 03:35 PM (7FZUN)

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