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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Trump is more of a rocket man than a climatologist.
Goldstone. He was involved in setting up the Trump Tower meeting and also manager of Emin Agalarov.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Media reports said GOP donors wanted him to do it.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Goddamnit Al
Dunno, the guy in the seat next to her appears to be taking a nap too. OTOH, he does it front of somebody else, with a camera-aware smile on his face so it does look like that instance was at least intended as a joke.

But there are multiple events and multiple victims, so I take it it's a waste of time to speculate about that particular photo.
Good news! Reek is now rehabilitated enough to stab his master in the back.

Christie: Warning about Flynn among reasons I was fired from Trump transition
"a Moore hotel room"... is that some new thing hotels offer?
let me tell you a secret: they're morons, every last one of them
You might be on to something. Or they just have no control over their impulses.
In a new filing Monday afternoon, Mueller's investigators said Manafort was working on an editorial in English as late as last Thursday and that it related to his political work for Ukraine, which factored into his money-laundering and foreign lobbying criminal charges.
The filing asks for the court to revisit a bail agreement Mueller's office and Manafort's lawyers made jointly last week. The court had not yet approved a change to his $10 million unsecured bail and house arrest.

"Even if the ghostwritten op-ed were entirely accurate, fair, and balanced, it would be a violation of this Court's November 8 Order if it had been published," prosecutors wrote. "The editorial clearly was undertaken to influence the public's opinion of defendant Manafort, or else there would be no reason to seek its publication (much less for Manafort and his long-time associate to ghostwrite it in another's name)."
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Whatever else can be said about the integrity of your American institutions, it's pretty astonishing that IRS has managed to keep the tax returns safe from leaks.
Wait, didn't Devin Nunes quit the Trump-Russia investigation?
Maybe I'm missing some lawyerly distinction here, but it seems pointless for Trump's lawyer to pretend to have written that tweet and then follow-up by essentially saying that the tweet does describe what Trump knew before talking to Comey.

Trump lawyer says president knew Flynn had given FBI the same account he gave to vice president
My favorite Ben Shapiro work, the analogy between medical treatments and luxury furniture:
He quit when Lewandowski got violent with another breitbarter and Bannon sided with the Trump campaign. In this brave new world he is the new political center between Trumpism and classic republicanism.
I'm not even sure how to categorize all this.  among people who think political correctness is this big terrible problem, there are those who are sort of honest free speech zealots and then those who just use noise about free speech as cover for bigotry.  I had thought Shapiro was the first kind, but if he is racist against arabs then I have him wrong.

i think there's a related split, with almost the same fault line, between people who think right wing conspiracy media should strive to be "honest", and those who think they should just be trump apologists.  Shapiro was definitely on the first side of that.

I don't even know how to align all that with the usual political landscape.  it almost isn't even about politics, just people's dumb feelings about what is the True Meaning of their imaginary war against an invisible evil empire.
Yeah, from what little I've seen of him, he seems to freely acknowledge that Trump is an unqualified disgrace while also thinking media is hysterical about it. With regard to basic politics, he might basically be a Paul Ryan? Or a more racist version of Paul Ryan, judging from what meepmeep quoted (and, well, his former breitbart affiliation).
He quit when Lewandowski got violent with another breitbarter and Bannon sided with the Trump campaign. In this brave new world he is the new political center between Trumpism and classic republicanism.
I hope to see more of these carefully drafted lawyer tweets.

What's the harm in riding the This-Is-It!-The-Beginning-of-Meaningful-Consequences-for-Trump train one more time.
oh look, more garbage
Moore's attorney has stated that, "whether they were 25, 35, or whether he doesn't know their age", Moore would always make sure to ask a girl's parents for permission to date them before beginning any courtship.
A true gentleman pedophile.
It's tough being a mercenary.
"Jeff Sessions is a big, giant wussy and never has there been a more spineless, worthless guy holding that chair than him," said one former Blackwater official, who spoke anonymously because he said he feared retaliation. "I look at what Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch used to do to carry water for Obama, and holy moly, that's an attorney general that you want on your side. He is--with the whole Russia thing--he's worthless."
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
It probably won't be a coveted job by competent people on the outside as long as Trump is president.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
The Rexit rumours just got a little more specific with Mike Pompeo named as his replacement.