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Messages - el jefe

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I don't think they took up much of his time
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even obama probably feels like he didn't do enough

obama did shit for years and would be remembered as a bad, ineffective president if not wedged between the two worst Presidents in the modern era.
if obama wasn't a good president, he was the closest thing to it you'll see in your lifetime

also, obama was a good president.  he was effective and got a lot of positive things done.
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even obama probably feels like he didn't do enough
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Toomey is going to introduce a background checks expansion bill.  (he coauthored one with Manchin in 2013, which was tamer than things the nra had claimed to support in the past, but the gun nuts decided it was tyranny because obama supported it, and defeated it.)

in related news, support for universal background checks is now at 97%.  not a typo.  people who still oppose it are way the fuck outside the mainstream.

https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2521

And yet they'll still get their way.
maybe not this time

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2018/02/20/toomey-sensing-momentum-plans-revival-of-bill-to-expand-background-checks/?utm_term=.d099e0a60d37
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
no adult. no adult. you're the adult.
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Toomey is going to introduce a background checks expansion bill.  (he coauthored one with Manchin in 2013, which was tamer than things the nra had claimed to support in the past, but the gun nuts decided it was tyranny because obama supported it, and defeated it.)

in related news, support for universal background checks is now at 97%.  not a typo.  people who still oppose it are way the fuck outside the mainstream.

https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2521
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Alternative Reality Science Extravaganza / Re: L3
Everything falls into place, as long as we accept that people with L0, L1 and L2 and italians are not modern humans.
:nada:
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trump is open to background checks and a bump stock ban

http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/19/politics/trump-background-checks-florida/index.html

maybe it will actually happen.  if something like this ever does happen, I think it will have to be while there's a republican president.  because when there's a democratic president, the entire gop goes into derangement mode and runs around screaming that tyranny is coming, which is not a political environment conducive to getting majorities in congress to pass some kind of gun control.
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It is interesting that Russia very easily identified our biggest morons.
I don't think it's simply about intelligence.  I know intelligent people who got duped to varying degrees, some of them here on this forum.  I think being resistant to propaganda takes some additional ingredients, like having a nose for bullshit, being conscious of manipulation techniques, paying the right amount of attention to your gut when it tells you some new information sounds off, etc.  or just being a galaxy brain atheist who sees the truth of everything.
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Yeah the whole thing is posted above.

Probably my favorite thing I've read in the indictment so far is how they targeted Jill Stein and Bernie-Bro type voters using the same rhetoric that they were using to denigrate Clinton and support Trump.
yeah how about that

my bernie bro brother is completely reformed and apologetic for falling for it.
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besides, said baby proves I've gotten laid at least once since I got married.
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easy there, pal!
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haha, the alt-right can't get laid.  what a bunch of losers!
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e.g., if you're watching a complex - valued probability wave whose observable characteristics all have to be real-valued
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I am looking forward to being able to buy my slaves directly from a website and having them delivered by drone to my house so I don't have to risk going into the bad section of town to find people desperate for work hanging out at the local day laborer place.
seriously lol'ing
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Here's how the program would work: Imagine a woman named Mary Turner, who lives in Wheeling, West Virginia. She was recently laid off from a chicken-processing plant and makes ends meet by walking and taking care of her neighbors' pets. Mary could expand her little business by hiring some workers, but no one in the area would accept a wage she can afford. Mary goes online--to a new kind of international gig economy website, a Fiverr for immigrants--and applies to sponsor a migrant. She enters information about what she needs: someone with rudimentary English skills, no criminal record and an affection for animals. She offers a room in her basement, meals and $5 an hour. (Sponsors under this program would be exempt from paying minimum wage.)


I call this brilliant new idea... inblentured smurvitude
was about to post this, only "yrevals"
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What?

You thought Trump was done destroying the ACA?


budget requests are just wish lists
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Politics and Current Events / Re: The Fourth Estate
How dare you come into this country and not have some Ellis Island chucklefuck give you a new 'Merican name! :whyyou:
actually that's a myth.  people changed their names later to blend in.  :smugprof:
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I think at least the establishment wing was sincerely pro-immigration, if only because that's what business wants.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
anyways, you guys see the plans to privatize NPR, PBS, and the ISS?
The idea to privatize lSS seems to be a step beyond standard Republicanism. What are the chances McConnell, Ryan, and the like will support that?
guessing they balk at the ISS thing.  or just ignore it.

would be less surprised if they followed through on privatizing public television
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Mitch McConnell is now coming out in favor of the Trump/Cotton immigration plant that "fixes" DACA but not really and dramatically reduces legal immigration. It's crazy how far and how quickly the GOP leadership has shifted on immigration all because a fat orange idiot loves to rant about evil brown people.

Dems and the handful of less shitty insane Republicans have said it's a non-starter so I don't think anything is going to be done to protect DACA.
the bold times 100.  after years of angrily insisting it's just illegal immigrants they have a problem with, they get into power and want to cut legal immigration in half.
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lol
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ok, but she would still be stuck in the western hemisphere with us

hell, unless she was directly antipodal from us, we could always define a new hemisphere that includes us and her.  I'm picturing a little dot labeled meep fleeing to the far end of the earth, and us chasing her with a moving hemisphere boundary.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: The Gorka repository
Holy shit, did you guys know Gorka's out there writing opinion pieces in The Hill?

Like, for example...
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Will the FISA memo turn into Obama's Watergate?
http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/373029-will-the-fisa-memo-turn-into-obamas-watergate

 :ohdear:  :rofl:
saw that.  impeach obama!
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i volunteer for deportation so i no longer have to share a hemisphere with any of you
wouldn't your deportation be to the same hemisphere?

*meep blows her brains out*